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Sheikha Al Jalila Learns To Snowboard

  May 12, 2017 at 11:26 am by

Despite the desert climate of her home country, Sheikha Al Jalila bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is learning to snowboard. Photos posted on the Instagram account of her mother, Princess Haya bint Hussein of Jordan, earlier today show the nine-year-old posing with a snowboard and during her snowboarding lesson at an indoor snow centre in Dubai. من قال بأنها لا تثلج في دبي! #الثلج #التزلّج #التعلّم #دبي Who says … Continue reading

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On This Day: Coronation of George VI of the United Kingdom

  May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Eighty years ago, King George VI of the United Kingdom was crowned in an elaborate coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey. He had taken the throne the previous December, upon the abdication of his elder brother, Edward VIII. The date was originally scheduled for the abdicated King’s coronation, but after the abdication was kept for the new King. Little was changed to the centuries-old coronation service, except for the Coronation Oath … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Romanians Make a State Visit to Britain

  May 12, 2017 at 4:00 am by

May 12, 1924: Romania’s King Ferdinand and Queen Marie (born a Princess of Edinburgh)  upon their arrival to the Port of Dover for their state visit to the United Kingdom, as part of a diplomatic tour of Western Europe. They were guests of Marie’s first cousin, King George V.

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Funeral of Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld

  May 11, 2017 at 5:28 pm by

At the Erska Church in Sollebrunn on Thursday, Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld was farewelled by his family and close friends. Princess Désirée, the late Baron’s wife, was joined by the couple’s children and grandchildren, as well as King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, the Crown Princess Couple, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, and her three sisters. From Denmark, Princess Benedikte and her son Gustaf, Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg attended; from Norway … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge Visits Luxembourg For Treaty of London Anniversary

  May 11, 2017 at 5:09 pm by

The 1867 Treaty of London was commemorated yesterday in Luxembourg City, with members of the Grand Ducal Family in attendance, along with the Duchess of Cambridge. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie and Prime Minister Xavier Bettel joined Kate at the Luxembourg City Museum for a tour of a new exhibition showcasing the history of the tiny country in honour of the anniversary. The 1867 Treaty was confirmation of … Continue reading

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On To The Netherlands: Costa Rican President Continues Europe Tour

  May 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm by

President Luis Guillermo Solís of Costa Rica continued his European tour in the Netherlands this week (he was previously in Spain before heading north Wednesday), where he and his wife were welcomed to Noordeinde Palace by the King and Queen on Thursday afternoon. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima held a luncheon in honour of President Solís and First Lady Mercedes Peñas Domingo, which followed a private audience. The two couples posed for a group photograph … Continue reading

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Recycled H&M Skirt For Princess Mary At Copenhagen Fashion Summit

  May 11, 2017 at 2:07 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today attended the Copenhagen Fashion Summit conference at the DR Concert Hall. Wearing a repeated black, cream and burgundy floral skirt from H&M with a burgundy blouse, Mary was in the audience with over 800 leaders from the worldwide fashion sector for several panel debates. Later in the evening, the Princess – who is patron of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, an “international conference focusing on sustainable fashion” … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Visits Seville For World Red Cross Day Celebration

  May 11, 2017 at 10:30 am by

The Queen of Spain was in Seville on Thursday where she attended the annual conference at the Teatro de la Maestranza hosted by the Spanish Red Cross to mark World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. Held this year with the theme ‘Women, Commitment and Solidarity’, hundreds of individuals associated with the organisation from across the country were present. Queen Letizia – wearing a repeated grey embellished Carolina Herrera dress – gave … Continue reading

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Princess Irene of Greece Turns 75

  May 11, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Today is the 75th birthday of Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, the younger daughter of the late Paul I of Greece and Frederica of Hanover. Irene was born in Cape Town, South Africa during the Royal Family’s exile during the Second World War. She was named after her paternal aunt, the Duchess of Aosta; the name meaning ‘peace’ in Greek. Along with her parents and siblings (Constantine and Sofia), Princess … Continue reading

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More Celebrations In Norway!

  May 10, 2017 at 8:06 pm by

The 80th birthday celebrations of the Norwegian King and Queen continued on Wednesday, as their royal guests were treated to a cruise around the Oslo Fjord while enjoying lunch on the royal yacht Norge. King Harald and Queen Sonja and the guests present at the previous evening’s gala boarded the yacht from the Oslo Harbour, posing for photos upon arrival before climbing into smaller boats to cross the water to the … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit To Northern Ireland, Day Two

  May 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm by

On their second day in Northern Ireland, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in Belfast and Dromore before heading over the border to the Republic of Ireland. The first engagement of the day was at the Police Service of Northern Ireland headquarters, where Prince Charles and Camilla were tasked with opening the PSNI Memorial Garden in honour of the thirteen policemen and women who have been killed in … Continue reading

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Another Year, Another Royal Windsor Horse Show

  May 10, 2017 at 2:57 pm by

It’s that time of year again! The Royal Windsor Horse Show kicked off Wednesday in Windsor Great Park. Driving herself to the event was Queen Elizabeth, who later watched on with glee as her horse Tower Bridge came second in the Cuddy Heavyweight Hunter Class competition. The Duke of Edinburgh also attended day one, though he did not accompany the Queen – he arrived driving a carriage led by four black … Continue reading

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Glittering Gala Banquet Honouring King Harald and Queen Sonja

  May 9, 2017 at 7:48 pm by

A glittering gala banquet was held at the Royal Palace of Oslo this evening to celebrate King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 80th birthdays. Ahead of the banquet, the Norwegian Royal Family – accompanied by their royal guests – gathered on the balcony of the Palace to watch entertainment by local school children and the military bands. A traditional Norwegian birthday song was played for the King and Queen, which led … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to Northern Ireland, Day One

  May 9, 2017 at 1:31 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall embarked on a four-day visit to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on Monday. Charles and Camilla began their visit in Bellaghy, where they stopped in at Seamus Heaney HomePlace for a tour of the museum celebrating the life and work of Seamus Heaney, a Nobel Prize winner in literature. They also watched a number of live performances of Heaney’s works. … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Visit Pangbourne College

  May 9, 2017 at 10:01 am by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh paid a visit to Pangbourne College in Berkshire today to help celebrate the College’s 100th anniversary. The royal couple attended a service in the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel to mark the centenary, before meeting current students, alumni and staff during a reception and lunch. One of the alumni that the Queen and Prince Philip spoke with – 97-year-old Commander Keith Evans – served with … Continue reading

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A Royal Inauguration For The Bhutan Red Cross Society

  May 9, 2017 at 8:11 am by

The Queen of Bhutan officially inaugurated the Bhutan Red Cross Society on Monday May 8, International Red Cross & Red Crescent Day. Queen Jetsun Pema, who is the Society’s President, said that she was “confident that the Bhutan Red Cross Society will greatly supplement the efforts of the Royal Government of Bhutan and various other organisations who have pledged their time and service in the spirit of equality, active participation … Continue reading

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Diamond Tiara Stolen From The Badisches Landesmuesum

  May 8, 2017 at 8:19 pm by

A diamond tiara with an estimated value of €1.2million was stolen over a week ago from the Badisches Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe, Germany. It belonged to Grand Duchess Hilda of Baden (1864-1952), born a Princess of Nassau, wife of the last reigning Grand Duke of Baden. The tiara, featuring over 360 diamonds set in gold and platinum, was displayed in the ‘Schloss und Hof’ exhibition of the museum, which is located in the Karlsruhe … Continue reading

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Infanta Margarita Awarded the Royal National Academy of Medicine’s Gold Medal

  May 8, 2017 at 5:27 pm by

In a ceremony at the Royal National Academy of Medicine in Madrid on Monday, the Duchess of Soria and Hernani was awarded the Gold Medal of the Academy by her brother, King Juan Carlos. The 78-year-old Infanta was awarded the medal for her long-standing “attention, dedication and affection” for the Academy over the years. Accompanying King Juan Carlos, who said to his sister that “Queen Sofia, I and the whole family … Continue reading

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Bienvenido! King Felipe and Queen Letizia Host Lunch For Costa Rican President

  May 8, 2017 at 2:58 pm by

At the Royal Palace of Madrid, the King and Queen of Spain have hosted a luncheon for the visiting Costa Rican President. President Luis Guillermo Solís and his wife Mercedes Peñas Domingo are currently on an official visit to Spain. King Felipe and President Solís had a photocall in the Palace gardens ahead of the lunch, which was attended by a variety of people connected to both countries. Describing the Central American country as … Continue reading

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Carl Philip and Sofia Speak At World Anti-Bullying Forum

  May 8, 2017 at 2:44 pm by

Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia attended the second day of the inaugural World Anti-Bullying Forum in Solna on Monday morning. The couple took to the stage during the morning session, addressing the international audience on the work they are doing with their foundation, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s Foundation, to combat online bullying. “We are trying to contribute to an online society that is open and inclusive. A society … Continue reading

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