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Irene Urdangarín Has Her First Communion

  May 7, 2015 at 1:36 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Palma de Mallorca’s youngest child, daughter Irene, has had her first communion recently. Doña Irene celebrated the special religious occasion at the Church of Hermance on the shore of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. The family has lived in Geneva since summer 2013. Queen Sofia and Infanta Elena both travelled to Switzerland for the event. A photograph of Irene, her parents, siblings and grandmother was given exclusively to Hola! … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Spends Time In Sydney Before NZ Visit

  May 7, 2015 at 1:21 am by

Prince Harry has spent the final days of his military secondment with the Australian Defence Force in Sydney, today participating with a walkabout outside the Sydney Opera House. The Prince, dressed in his combat fatigues, arrived at the Opera House via boat and was shown around the grounds by New South Wales’s Premier, Mike Baird. Around 500 people gathered at the Bennelong stairs to catch a glimpse of Harry before he … Continue reading

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Prince Michael of Baden is Engaged

  May 6, 2015 at 6:45 pm by

The youngest child of the Margrave and Margravine of Baden has announced his engagement. Prince Michael is engaged to his girlfriend of six years, Christina Höhne. The couple will marry this coming summer – some reports indicate that July is the marriage month – in a private ceremony in Salem. Prince Michael’s father, Margrave Maximilian, gave a brief quote to the press regarding the engagement: “The Margravine and I look forward … Continue reading

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British Royal Waxworks Unveiled in Washington, D.C.

  May 5, 2015 at 11:02 pm by

Madame Tussauds in Washington, D.C. has unveiled its newest waxworks, members of the British Royal Family. Four new wax figures – Queen Elizabeth, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry – have gone on show. They will be displayed until August. View image | The Queen’s figure replicates her official diamond jubilee portrait, while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in black-tie evening wear (Catherine’s wax … Continue reading

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Anniversary of Liberation Day Marked in Denmark

  May 5, 2015 at 10:46 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Joachim today marked the 70th anniversary of Liberation Day at ceremonies across Denmark. In the morning, Crown Prince Frederik attended a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial Anchor at the Nyhavn in Copenhagen. Over 150 veterans and family members were present for the ceremony, which included a minute’s silence. Afterwards, the heir to the throne was joined by his wife Mary for a … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend Remembrance Day Commemorations

  May 4, 2015 at 8:23 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima have led commemorations on Remembrance Day in Amsterdam. View image | The national commemoration is held at the Dam Square, where the King and Queen and other officials laid wreaths at the National Monument. Prime Minister Mark Rutte delivered a speech, in which he recalled a letter that his father, living in the Dutch East Indies, had received from his own parents during the war: … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Marks Danish WWII Liberation Anniversary

  May 4, 2015 at 6:06 pm by

Queen Margrethe II today attended a commemoration to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Denmark from German forces in World War Two. The Queen laid a wreath at the Mindelunden in Hellerup, which is the memorial to the Danish resistance fighters who died fighting against German occupation. Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt delivered a speech, while the Home Guard Music Corp Copenhagen and the choir from the N. Zahles School performed during the event. … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends Spanish Association Against Cancer Meeting

  May 4, 2015 at 5:51 pm by

As the honorary president of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), Queen Letizia today chaired a working meeting at their headquarters in Madrid. During the meeting, the attendees designed the strategic plan of the AECC’s Scientific Foundation for 2014-2020. Several Spanish scientists, doctors and researchers provided their views on cancer research to the foundation, including some via videoconference from the United States, in order to assist in creating the plan. View … Continue reading

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Princess Ingrid Alexandra Baptises New Lifeboat

  May 4, 2015 at 2:28 pm by

Norway’s Princess Ingrid Alexandra baptised her first watercraft this afternoon, under the proud gaze of her grandfather, King Harald. At the Honnørbrygga (Senior Pier) in Oslo Harbour, the Princess named the Norwegian Lifeboat Institution’s new lifeboat Elias. “I baptise you Elias. May luck follow you and your crew in your responsible work along the Norwegian coast,” Ingrid Alexandra declared before swinging the customary bottle of champagne towards the vessel. It took her three swings … Continue reading

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Baby Cambridge: She’s A Charlotte!

  May 4, 2015 at 10:15 am by

Kensington Palace have revealed the name of the newborn daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: Charlotte. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana,” their Tweet said a short time ago. View image | The names are with links to the Royal Family: Charlotte was the name of George IV, and is also the feminine form … Continue reading

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Baby Cambridge Makes Her Public Debut

  May 2, 2015 at 7:22 pm by

The newest addition to the Cambridge family has made her first public appearance, as she left hospital with her parents this evening. William, Catherine and their newborn daughter appeared on the steps outside the Lindo Wing’s main entrance to greet the waiting media before retreating back into the building. The Duchess – who gave birth at 8:34 this morning, local time – looked in high spirits, wearing a bespoke white … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Attends Amalgamation Parade In Richmond

  May 2, 2015 at 3:10 pm by

Just hours after the news she has another great-granddaughter was announced, Queen Elizabeth was at Richmond Castle in North Yorkshire attending the amalgamation parade of two British military regiments. And in a nod to the new Cambridge Princess, the Queen donned a fuchsia Karl Ludwig coat and matching Angela Kelly hat. View image | During the event, which saw The Queen’s Royal Lancers and the 9th/12th Lancers (Prince of Wales’s) regiments … Continue reading

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Gabriel and Noah Go To The Circus With Grandpa Henri

  May 2, 2015 at 12:49 pm by

It was a family outing for Luxembourg’s young Princes Gabriel and Noah on Friday afternoon, when they went to the Circus Roncalli at Glacis Field. The two Princes, aged 9 and 7, attended the circus performance with their parents, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, as well as their grandfather, Grand Duke Henri. The entire family appeared to greatly enjoy their time at the circus, getting in to the spirit and throwing … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge Gives Birth to a Daughter

  May 2, 2015 at 6:12 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a daughter, Kensington Palace confirmed just now via Twitter. “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am,” the Palace wrote. The baby weighed 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg). The infant is the second child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, whose first son George was born in July 2013. She is fourth in line to the British throne. View … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich Reburied in Russia

  May 2, 2015 at 6:07 am by

The remains of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia and his wife Anastasia were reburied in Russia on April 30. In a ceremony attended by Prince Dimitri Romanovich, the Chairman of the State Duma, the Mayor of Moscow and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the Grand Duke and Duchess were reinterred at the Chapel of the Transfiguration of Our Lord at the Bratsk Military Cemetery in Moscow. It was apparently the wish of Grand … Continue reading

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Princess Nathalie Celebrates Fortieth Birthday

  May 2, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg today celebrates her fortieth birthday. She was born in Copenhagen on May 2, 1975 as the youngest child of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Richard, 6th Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. She has an older sister, Alexandra, and an older brother, Gustav. As she and her siblings were not raised in Denmark, they have no claim to the Danish throne and are not members of the Royal House, as … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge Admitted To Hospital In Labour

  May 2, 2015 at 2:10 am by

Kensington Palace has confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge is in labour and has been admitted to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. “HRH The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted at 06.00hrs to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London and is in the early stages of labour,” the short statement read. Another added that Prince William was by her side. Once the baby is born, the news will be conveyed to senior … Continue reading

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Swedes Celebrate The King’s Birthday

  May 1, 2015 at 5:33 am by

The Swedish Royal Family were out in force yesterday to celebrate King Carl Gustaf’s 69th birthday. View image | His Majesty was joined for the first time in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm by his entire family (usually, he is only accompanied by Prince Carl Philip to take the military salute and greet well-wishers). Princess Estelle – as usual – was quite pleased with the tunes … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Attends ‘Acelere’ Performance

  April 30, 2015 at 2:36 am by

The Duchess of Cornwall was at The Roundhouse in London last night, where she watched a performance of the circus-cross-dance production Acelere. Acelere is performed by Circolombia, a group set up to provide students of the Colombian National School of Circo Para Todos the opportunity to partake in professional productions. This particular production has been inspired by the diverse communities which make up the South American nation. View image | … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Opens New Gym at Dumfries House Estate

  April 29, 2015 at 8:03 pm by

The Prince of Wales is currently up in Scotland, where he today opened the new indoor gymnasium and climbing wall at the Dumfries House Estate. During his visit to the new facilities, Prince Charles played badminton and table tennis with local school children who will benefit from the new gym. He also hopped on an stationary exercise bike that will be used for spin classes. The climbing wall however got a … Continue reading

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