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Prince Harry at the London Marathon

  April 26, 2015 at 10:35 pm by

As patron, Prince Harry today attended the London Marathon while making a pit-stop in the UK before heading back to Australia tomorrow. The Prince chatted with runners competing as the Charities Forum team, made up of people associated with a number of charities Harry and his brother William are linked to (WellChild, Centrepoint, Sentebale, EACH and the RFU Injured Players Foundation). He also spoke with volunteers from St John’s Ambulance. View … Continue reading

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World Press Photo 2014 Award Presented By Prince Constantijn

  April 25, 2015 at 8:18 pm by

Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands tonight presented the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 award at a ceremony at Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ. He was accompanied by his wife, Princess Laurentien. The Prince, who is patron of World Press Photo, an organisation started in 1955 to support and promote worldwide photojournalism, presented the award to Danish photographer Mads Nissen for his photograph of a gay Russian couple. The photograph … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Marks Gallipoli Anniversary in Copenhagen

  April 25, 2015 at 3:20 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today attended an Anzac Day service at Copenhagen’s Citadel to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign. She attended a church service alongside the Australian Ambassador to Denmark, Damien Miller, and the Turkish Ambassador to Denmark, Mehmet Donme, before walking from the church to the Citadel’s Remembrance Monument where the official party laid wreaths in memory of the fallen soldiers. View image | Crown Princess Mary, … Continue reading

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British Royals Mark 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli Landings

  April 25, 2015 at 9:18 am by

Senior members of the British Royal Family have today paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during the Gallipoli Campaign of World War One on what is the 100th anniversary of the campaign’s start. Queen Elizabeth was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge for a ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, where she and Britain’s political leaders laid wreaths at the base of … Continue reading

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Prince Charles and Prince Harry Attend Gallipoli Anniversary

  April 25, 2015 at 8:32 am by

The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry have attended services in Gallipoli on the Turkish west coast marking the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by Allied forces during World War One. April 25, 1915 was the day thousands of British, Irish, Australian, New Zealander, Indian and French troops arrived on the peninsula to begin what was a failed military campaign. View image | The pair were present for the dawn … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Marks Anniversary of King Willem Fund

  April 24, 2015 at 8:32 pm by

As patron of the King Willem Fund, Princess Beatrix today attended a celebration in London to mark the 140th anniversary of the fund’s creation. Princess Beatrix first attended a service at the Austin Friars Church (City of London) before attending a reception at the Carpenters’ Hall with members of the Dutch community in the United Kingdom, and those who are involved with the King Willem Fund. View image | … Continue reading

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Norwegian Crown Princess Opens Photography Exhibition

  April 24, 2015 at 6:49 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit was present tonight for the opening of a photography exhibition in memory of its artist, Tom Sandberg. 60 black and white photographs taken by Mr Sandberg, who died last year, make up the exhibition, which has been described as “open, subjective and confrontational” by the joint curators, Sune Nordgren and Ida Kierulf. “This exhibition highlights the duality and ambiguity of Sandberg’s works. It’s all about contrasts of … Continue reading

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Spanish King Delivers Cervantes Prize

  April 23, 2015 at 9:19 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia this afternoon attended the presentation of the Cervantes Prize at the University of Alcala de Henares in Madrid. This year’s laureate is Juan Goytisolo for his collection of novels and essays. He was presented with an award of €125,000. King Felipe in his speech said that Mr Goytisolo’s work has helped to remind people that “Spain cannot ignore its mission as acting as the cultural … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Presents Research Communication Award

  April 23, 2015 at 6:54 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today was present at the opening of the 2015 Festival of Research and presented this year’s Research Communication Award. After arriving at the Danish Technical University, the Princess – alongside Education and Research Minister Sofie Carsten Nielsen – delivered the prize of 100,000DKK to Aarhus University Professor Lars Østergaard for his research into infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS. She was then given a tour of the university’s research … Continue reading

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Scandinavians Attend Sibelius/Nielsen Anniversary Concert

  April 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and President Sauli Niinistö and First Lady Jenni Haukio of Finland this evening were present at a concert to mark the anniversary of the births of two famous Scandinavian composers, Finn Jean Sibelius and Dane Carl Nielsen. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed two symphonies of Sibelius and Nielsen’s works. To mark the 150th anniversary, the Stockholm Concert Hall is hosting a … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Presents “Woman Awards” in Madrid

  April 20, 2015 at 10:06 pm by

The Queen of Spain this evening presented the first ‘Woman Awards’ arranged by the media company Grupo Zeta in connection with their Woman Madame Figaro magazine at the Casino de Madrid. Wearing a strapless black cocktail dress with embroidery and crystals by Felipe Varela (and debuting a new, chic bob haircut!), Queen Letizia presented the award to three women: conductor Inma Shara, the director of the Department of Public Health and Environment at … Continue reading

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Laurent, Claire and Children Visit Anne Frank Exhibition

  April 20, 2015 at 7:25 pm by

This afternoon, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire took their three children to see the Anne Frank exhibition that is currently being held at the Abbey of Stavelot. A small robot greeted the royal guests when they arrived, before they spent about two hours touring the exhibition called ‘La maison d’Anne Frank’ that has been designed to “encourage thinking about the events leading up to the Holocaust and how the challenges … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Military Secondment in Australia

  April 19, 2015 at 3:45 am by

New photos have been released of Prince Harry during his first two weeks seconding with the Australian Defence Force. The series of photos show the Prince undertaking training exercises with the North-West Mobile Force and the 1st Brigade in Darwin. Other photos show Harry playing wheelchair Australian Rules Football with wounded soldiers at the Soldier Recover Centre at the Robertson Barracks. View image | Prince Harry will soon be participating in Exercise Thunder … Continue reading

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Joachim, Marie and Children Visit Aalborg Zoo

  April 18, 2015 at 10:04 pm by

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie took their two children, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena, to Aalborg Zoo today to help celebrate the zoo’s 80th anniversary. The family were accompanied by the director of the zoo, Henrik Vester Johansen, and the Mayor of Aalborg, Thomas Kastrup Larsen, for their visit, which included a show at the Zoofari Scene, where animals the zoo trains demonstrate their skills. Little Henrik and Athena were able … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal Visits North Devon

  April 17, 2015 at 5:08 pm by

The Princess Royal today travelled to North Devon where she helped to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway. Princess Anne met with locals and railway staff upon her arrival to Lynmouth, which is connected to Lynton – a small town atop a gorge – by a water-powered funicular railway opened in 1890. After unveiling a plaque at the railway station in Lynmouth, the Princess alighted a railway … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix at Portrait Unveiling at the Beatrix Childen’s Hospital

  April 17, 2015 at 12:38 pm by

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands today unveiled a series of portraits of herself at the Beatrix Children’s Hospital of the University Medical Center Groningen. The portraits – which have been arranged to create a collage – were donated to the hospital by their artist Marte Röling. The Princess was assisted by 4-year-old Guus in unveiling the pieces by pressing a large red button to drop the curtain. At the same time, a neon … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday: Black-Tie Dinner

  April 16, 2015 at 11:53 pm by

To round out the Queen of Denmark’s 75th birthday celebrations, a black-tie dinner was held this evening at Fredensborg Palace. A smaller number of guests were invited to this dinner than the previous night’s, but included some new royals – the Swedish and Norwegian heirs and their spouses. On the menu for the evening was crab bisque, stuffed turkey breast in white wine sauce, and a camembert feuilleté. Fireworks above the … Continue reading

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A Son For Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa Aga Khan

  April 16, 2015 at 6:15 pm by

The Aga Khan’s eldest son and his wife have welcomed their first child it has been announced. Princess Salwa, wife of Prince Rahim Aga Khan, gave birth to a son named Irfan on April 11 in Geneva, Switzerland. Both mother and son are doing well, according the statement released to the Ismaili Muslim Community. The Aga Khan expressed the “great happiness” of both his family and that of his daughter-in-law stemming from … Continue reading

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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko Visit Imperial Graveyard

  April 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm by

The Emperor and Empress of Japan today paid a visit to the Musashino Imperial Graveyard in Hachioji, Tokyo. Visiting the cemetery is a tradition following the Japanese Emperor’s return from an overseas trip. The cemetery is the final resting place of Emperor Akihito’s parents, Emperor Hirohito and Empress Kōjun, and his paternal grandparents, Emperor Taishō and Empress Teimei. After their visit to the graveyard, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited the Takao Mikoromo Hall … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday: Balcony Appearance & Town Hall Reception

  April 16, 2015 at 9:42 am by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark turns 75 today, and has been celebrated with a series of events in Copenhagen. After being woken by her family and a few close friends singing underneath her bedroom window at Fredensborg Palace, the Queen headed into the capital for the festivities. She and her immediate family – sons Frederik and Joachim with their wives and children – appeared on the main balconies of Christian … Continue reading

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