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Crown Prince Frederik Opens Mario Testino Exhibition in Copenhagen

  May 12, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

The first ever Mario Testino exhibition was opened in Denmark today, and it made sense for Crown Prince Frederik to do the honours as two previously unseen portraits of himself and his wife taken by the famed photographer are part of the ‘No Limits’ exhibition. Crown Prince Frederik viewing portraits of himself and Crown Princess Mary at "No Limits" by Mario Testino. pic.twitter.com/dynkevEUtF — Scandinavian Royals. (@crownprincely) May 12, 2016 … Continue reading

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William Helps To Launch Male Suicide Prevention Program

  May 12, 2016 at 5:37 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge today helped to launch a new coalition between emergency services and the transport industry to help prevent male suicide in the UK. He met with workers and volunteers from several organisations – including National Rail, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and British Transport Police – during a roundtable discussion arranged by CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) at the London headquarters of Unilever, where they discussed what can be … Continue reading

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Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia Has Passed Away

  May 12, 2016 at 10:54 am by

It has been announced that Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, a cousin of the current head of the House of Karađorđević, died early this morning at his home in Paris, aged 91. The Prince was born in 1924 in England, the eldest son of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia and Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark (making him a first cousin of the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra and Prince Michael). He married … Continue reading

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‘Special Guests’ Join Prince Harry At Invictus Games

  May 12, 2016 at 3:58 am by

Prince Harry was joined by a number of special guests at the Invictus Games yesterday, as US Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill at the finals of the wheelchair rugby. The trio watched as the USA defeated Denmark in the gold medal match (earlier, Britain defeated Australia in the bronze game). They then presented the teams with their medals, Harry kissing the head of one of the American … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary Host Sustainable Fashion Dinner

  May 12, 2016 at 3:35 am by

Last night, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark hosted a dinner for attendees of this week’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit at their apartment in Amalienborg. Among those who attended were the Danish Foreign Minister, Kristian Jensen, the President and First Lady of Honduras, fashion photographer Mario Testino (whose portrait of the Crown Prince Couple will be revealed later today during an exhibition at GL Strand) and model Amber … Continue reading

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Rain Doesn’t Dampen the Windsors’ Spirits For Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

  May 11, 2016 at 4:11 am by

The dour weather in London yesterday afternoon didn’t dampen any spirits as a garden party was hosted at Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were accompanied by the Duke of York, the Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra of Kent for the party, all bringing out the umbrellas with them as they mingled with guests. During the event, the Queen was … Continue reading

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Chilean President Visits Sweden

  May 10, 2016 at 10:13 pm by

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet began a state visit to Sweden today, being greeted by King Carl Gustaf at the Royal Stables for a carriage procession to the Royal Palace, as is custom during state visits. The official welcoming ceremony took place in the courtyard, also attended by Queen Silvia in a fetching red suit, before a private lunch inside the Palace. Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and … Continue reading

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa Brings Her Diamonds Along to Finland

  May 10, 2016 at 8:41 pm by

Luxembourg’s lovely Grand Duchess didn’t let the small matter of her host being a republic stop her from donning a diamond tiara from the Nassau collection during this evening’s gala banquet in Finland. Maria Teresa wore the Diamond Vine Leaves Tiara to accessorise her grey beaded Elie Saab evening gown. The gown was a flattering choice for the Grand Duchess (let’s be honest, Elie Saab usually is for Maria Teresa!) while the … Continue reading

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Cycling Sophie Announces Her ‘Duke of Ed’ Diamond Anniversary Challenge

  May 10, 2016 at 8:57 am by

The Countess of Wessex has announced that she will be undertaking her own ‘Diamond Challenge’ as part of the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. In September, Sophie will cycle 716km from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace in London. She will be accompanied by servicemen and women from the military regiments she is associated with: the 5th Battalion The Riffles, RAF Wittering, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army … Continue reading

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Harry Cheers On Champions, Presents Medal at Invictus Games

  May 10, 2016 at 8:43 am by

After the inspiring opening ceremony on Sunday night, Prince Harry was up bright and early yesterday to attend the first official events day of the Invictus Games. The Prince spent time at the powerlifting, the cycling and the indoor rowing throughout the day, and presented medals in at the powerlifting and cycling. Britain won its first gold medal of the Games in the men’s lightweight powerlifting. They also won gold in the … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Marks World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day in Albacete

  May 9, 2016 at 10:49 am by

Spain’s Queen Letizia this morning attended a ceremony at the Palacio de Congresos in Albacete to mark World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, which is observed each May 8 on the anniversary of the birth of Henri Dunant, founder of the Red Cross. In her speech, the Queen said that “few organisations awaken and inspire so much respect as does the Red Cross” and listed some of the words … Continue reading

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On This Day: Vittorio Emanuele III Abdicates in Favour of Son

  May 9, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Seventy years ago, the Italian King Vittorio Emanuele III abdicated his throne in favour of his only son, Umberto, in an effort to secure a pro-monarchy outcome in the upcoming referendum. Despite having been greatly popular for the first three and a half decades of his reign, King Vittorio Emanuele suffered a massive drop in support between the years of 1938 and 1946 that stemmed from a number of decisions which did … Continue reading

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We are Invictus: Prince Harry Joins Michelle Obama and Hundreds of Military Personnel At Invictus Games Opening Ceremony

  May 8, 2016 at 8:47 pm by

Prince Harry has given a speech receiving rapturous applause at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando this evening. The Prince spoke about how his ten years in the British Army taught him about the “importance of teamwork and camaraderie”, and showed him the sacrifices made by those in the military and their families. But it was a plane ride home alongside “the body of a Danish … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day from Prince Nicolas!

  May 8, 2016 at 8:19 am by

A number of countries around the world celebrate Mother’s Day today, and to mark the occasion Princess Madeleine of Sweden has posted a cute photograph of herself and her son Prince Nicolas on her Facebook page. “Happy Mothers Day from Nicolas and me!” the photograph is captioned. Prince Nicolas, who turns one next month, is shown wearing a pair of jeans and a light blue cardigan over a white polo … Continue reading

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Little Livewire: Mia Tindall Proves A Handful At Badminton Horse Trials

  May 7, 2016 at 6:17 pm by

A few weeks after she stole the show in her great-grandmother’s 90th birthday portrait, Mia Tindall today was a handful for her relatives as they watched the Badminton Horse Trials. Mike Tindall, Timothy Laurence, and Autumn Phillips all battled the wilful two-year-old to maintain her attention throughout the day, as Mia tried to break free seemingly wanting to run around on her own accord. Grandpa Tim entertained the young one … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Mingles With Invictus Games Athletes Ahead of Tomorrow’s Opening

  May 7, 2016 at 2:33 pm by

Prince Harry has spent time at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex today, mingling with athletes and watching preliminary events for the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando. He spent time at the swimming heats in the morning, where he spoke with British and Dutch competitors. He also delivered the first gold medal of the Games – to France – for the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge. Later in the day, … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: George V’s Silver Jubilee Celebration

  May 6, 2016 at 10:00 am by

May 6, 1935: the British Royal Family gathers in London to celebrate the silver jubilee of King George V. Among the celebrations were a carriage ride through the streets of the capital, a thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral, and a balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace. Here are some photographs from the day, including the adorable little Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret in matching coats and cloche hats.

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Prince Joachim & Princess Marie Unveil Portraits at Schackenborg

  May 5, 2016 at 8:27 pm by

Earlier today, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie returned to their former home Schackenborg Castle to unveil two new portraits of themselves. The portraits were painted over 2015 and 2016 by Per Pardorf, as part of the collection of former owners of the Palace, the descendants of Count Hans von Schack, who built the Castle in the 1660s on land given to him by King Frederik III. Joachim and Marie brought along their two children, Prince … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Celebrate ‘El Pais’ Anniversary, Present Journalism Award

  May 5, 2016 at 5:58 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia were special guests at a dinner celebrating the 40th anniversary of El Pais newspaper at the Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid. During the dinner, the couple presented the 32nd edition of the Ortega y Gasset Journalism Awards, which honour the best journalists in the Hispanic world for their defence of freedom, independence, rigour and honesty. The Queen looked lovely in a simple navy blue cocktail dress, with a sabrina … Continue reading

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Pretty in Pink: Kate Visits Portrait Gallery to View Vogue Shots

  May 4, 2016 at 8:14 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge this evening paid a visit to the National Portrait Gallery in London to view their latest exhibition which celebrates the 100th anniversary of British Vogue. Kate wore a pale pink peplum top and matching skirt from Alexander McQueen that was first debuted during the 2014 Australian tour. She was shown around the exhibition – titled Vogue 100: A Century of Style – which showcases photographs commissioned by … Continue reading

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