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A Vision In Blue: Victoria Attends Royal Patriotic Society Annual Ceremony

  April 25, 2017 at 8:14 pm by

The Crown Princess of Sweden was fabulous in royal blue on Tuesday as she presented the Royal Patriotic Society’s annual Enterprise Medals in a ceremony at the Riddarhuset in Stockholm. Victoria wore a form-fitting evening gown with slight draping across the shoulder and bodice from Escada. She paired the gown with diamond and sapphire jewels, her hair in a simple side-swept chignon. The medals are awarded to Swedish entrepreneurs who have … Continue reading

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A Very Royal Anniversary For Motability With Reception At Windsor Castle

  April 25, 2017 at 5:24 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II helped one of her patronages celebrate its fortieth anniversary on Tuesday with a reception hosted at Windsor Castle. Motability, an organisation that provides grants to disabled individuals to assist them in leasing or purchasing a disability-adapted vehicle, was formed in 1977, and the Queen has been its patron since. The Queen met with Motability volunteers and people who have received assistance from the organisation over the years. She … Continue reading

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The Duke of York Marks Anzac Day in London Ceremonies

  April 25, 2017 at 4:49 pm by

The sacrifice of fallen Australian and New Zealander soldiers was commemorated in London by the Duke of York on Tuesday April 25, Anzac Day. Prince Andrew attended a dawn service at the Australian War Memorial at Hyde Park Corner, alongside the High Commissioners of both countries – Alexander Downer and Sir Jerry Mateparae. All three men laid wreaths at the base of the memorial during the service. Later in the morning, the Duke attended … Continue reading

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Prince Liam of Nassau Christened At The Vatican

  April 25, 2017 at 5:43 am by

The four-and-a-half month old son of Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg was christened at the Choir Chapel of St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Saturday April 22. Prince Liam was christened into the Roman Catholic faith by Reverend Dr. George Woodall. His godparents are Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg and Anna Maria Pamin. Attending the ceremony were the Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Begin Two-Day Visit to the Canary Islands

  April 24, 2017 at 4:43 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain embarked on a two-day visit to the Canary Islands on Monday, where they will visit a number of organisations that are important to the Islands’ economic, social, cultural and scientific initiatives. They began at Casa de Colón in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for a presentation on Spain’s nomination for UNESCO World Heritage listing in 2018, the Risco Caido and the sacred mountains of Gran … Continue reading

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Charles Turns Train Driver During Visit to Banchory, Scotland

  April 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm by

The Prince of Wales tried his hand at being a train driver during his Monday visit to the Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society in Milton of Crathes, Banchory (a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland). Charles met with the Society’s volunteers and train driver James West before he donned a pair of custom overalls over his kilt and stepped into the cab of a steam train that his The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation assisted in … Continue reading

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The Bubble Princess: Mary of Denmark Opens Research Day 2017

  April 24, 2017 at 10:08 am by

As patron, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark officially opened Research Day 2017 on Monday at the Experimentarium in Hellerup. During her visit to the annual science festival, Mary toured a number of stalls where different aspects of scientific research were on display, including ‘Bobleriet’ where she volunteered to be ‘covered’ in a giant bubble to help demonstrate the forces of soap liquids. She also was given the chance to try … Continue reading

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On Your Marks, Get Set, Go! London Marathon Gets Royal Kick-Start

  April 23, 2017 at 9:14 am by

The almost 50,000 runners in the 2017 London Marathon were sent on their way by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry this morning, as the royal trio pushed the starting buzzer to signal the start of the 42km run. William, Kate and Harry were there on the starting line to cheer the runners on, and joked with each other ahead of the official start with the airhorns they … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Royal Palace of Caserta

  April 23, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Italian unions criticise museum chief of Royal Palace of Caserta for working too hard https://t.co/XSFzGMqoi4 pic.twitter.com/5hDITviPan — The Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 6, 2016 Location: Province of Caserta, Campania, the Italian Republic Built: 1752-1773 Architect: Luigi Vanvitelli Commissioned By: Carlos VII of Naples (later Carlos III of Spain) Style: Late Baroque / Early Neoclassical Rooms: 1,200 On The Palace Grounds: Theatre, Palatine Chapel, Palace Gardens with the Grand Cascade, Aqueduct Carolino Current Owner: Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali … Continue reading

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Prince Heinrich of Bavaria Marries Henriette Gruse

  April 23, 2017 at 3:01 am by

Prince Heinrich of Bavaria, second son of Prince Luitpold, married his fiancée Henriette Gruse on Saturday at the Kloster Andechs in Andechs, southern Bavaria. The bride wore a wedding gown of lace with a sweetheart neckline, and a diamond and sapphire floral tiara which went perfectly with the white and blue colour scheme of the wedding. Among the guests were members of the Bavarian royal family, the Count von Toerring-Jettenbach and the Duchess … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène Goes Retro In Black and White Stripes At Races In South Africa

  April 22, 2017 at 7:36 pm by

The Princess of Monaco was present for the first HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco Ladies Day at the Turffontein Racecourse in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday April 22. Charlène, accompanied by her brother Sean Wittstock, watched a number of races and presented the winning jockeys and trainers with their trophies at the end of each race. She opted for a retro outfit consisting of a black and white stripped midi-dress from one of … Continue reading

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The Liechtensteiners Meet The Pope At The Vatican

  April 22, 2017 at 6:21 pm by

Pope Francis today received a large continent of the Princely Family of Liechtenstein in a private audience at the Vatican. Fürst Hans-Adam II and Fürstin Marie Aglaë lead the delegation, which included their four children (Hereditary Prince Alois, Prince Maximilian, Prince Constantin and Princess Tatjana) with their spouses (Hereditary Princess Sophie, Princess Angela, Princess Marie and Baron Philipp von Lattorff) and children (minus the Hereditary Princely Couple’s children). The Fürst’s siblings … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Open The King’s Games

  April 21, 2017 at 6:13 pm by

At the De Vijfmaster Primary School in Veghel, the King and Queen of the Netherlands opened the 2017 King’s Games on Friday April 21. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended the breakfast held on the first day of the Games, which thousands of schools across the country participate in each year. This year, over 1.2 million students will take part. The royal couple then watched a number of the sporting activities De … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène Visits South Africa

  April 21, 2017 at 6:03 pm by

The Princess of Monaco is currently in South Africa, her home country, for a five-day visit in connection with the South African Red Cross Society and the Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco. On Friday, she visited the Gugulesizwe Primary School in Daveyton where she helped the SA Red Cross – of which Charlène has been patron since last year – provide first aid and CPR demonstrations to teachers and students. Princess Charlène also planted … Continue reading

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They’re Game of Thrones Fans: William and Kate Drop By BBC Radio 1

  April 21, 2017 at 5:24 pm by

During a surprise interview with BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills Show this morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge revealed they are big fans of Games of Thrones and Homeland. “Homeland, we’re big fans of that, and Game Of Thrones,” Prince William said when asked what they watch on television, Kate adding that they loved getting take-away curries for dinner. The Duke also said their household tended to watch a lot of kid’s … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Celebrates 91 Years At Newbury Racecourse

  April 21, 2017 at 4:45 pm by

On her 91st birthday, Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Princess Royal at Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire for a day of horse racing on the first day of the track’s Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials. Unfortunately for the birthday girl (who was dressed in a cream and pale pink tweed coat and dress), her runner in the EBF Stallions Conditions Stakes, Maths Prize, came in fifth. The Queen was later … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria in Japan, Day Four

  April 21, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria has completed her working visit to Japan today. Her final day in the country was spent in Shiogama, north of Tokyo in the Miyagi Prefecture. The Princess visited the Meiho Tuna Fishery, a Marine Stewardship Council certified fishing company, where she was given a tour of the company’s fish factory, seeing their processes in working with fish once it has been caught. Victoria was required to wear … Continue reading

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A Chat At The Palace: William, Kate, Harry Discuss Heads Together Motivation

  April 21, 2017 at 8:46 am by

Kensington Palace this morning released a video of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry discussing their motivations behind starting the Heads Together campaign. The royals came to the conclusion that a lot of their individual causes – bereavement, military, addiction – all had one common thread: mental health issues – “the one thing that binds everything together”. During the video, Kate – who is implied to have had … Continue reading

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Happy 10th Birthday, Princess Isabella!

  April 21, 2017 at 6:19 am by

Denmark’s Princess Isabella today celebrates her tenth birthday. New photos of the birthday girl taken by Steen Evald have been released by the Danish Royal Court to mark the occasion. The Princess’s monogram was also published today (the only grandchild of Queen Margrethe to receive a monogram on birth was Prince Christian). It was designed Charlotte Søeborg Ohlsen, a graphic designer, and Associate Professor Steen Ejlers. Isabella is the second child and … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Horse Ride For The Birthday Girl

  April 21, 2017 at 5:00 am by

April 21, 1939: On her 13th birthday, Princess Elizabeth is seen going for a horse ride alongside her father, George VI of the United Kingdom, and younger sister Margaret.

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