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Danes Host Christmas Reception For Their Households

  December 14, 2016 at 7:14 am by

The Danish Royal Family hosted Tuesday a Christmas reception for their household staff at Christiansborg Palace. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik (who wore the most eye-catching accessory of the day, a tie decorated with the Seven Dwarves) led the family in the celebrations in the Great Hall, which included a ballet performance from Tivoli’s Pantomime Theatre production of Cinderella. The Crown Prince Couple brought along their four children, while Prince … Continue reading

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Haakon and Mette-Marit Lend A Hand At Church Mission Breakfast

  December 12, 2016 at 4:12 pm by

Norway’s Crown Prince Couple this morning volunteered at the Church City Mission in Oslo, helping to serve breakfast to the homeless. The church provides breakfast for those in need every Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Many of the people who were served food are migrant workers from around Europe that have come to Norway looking for work, but have been unable to find anything. “It is a big challenge. When Europe is … Continue reading

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The Borbons Release 2016 Christmas Cards

  December 12, 2016 at 3:45 pm by

The Spanish Royal Court has today released the official Christmas card from the King and his family. It features a new photograph of King Felipe and Queen Letizia with their two daughters, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia. The family wear festive red in the photo, except for Infanta Leonor, who instead wears a grey jumper with a yellow reindeer design. Also released was the card sent out by … Continue reading

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King Felipe Meets Children Taking Part In ‘What Is A King’ Competition

  December 12, 2016 at 11:30 am by

At the El Pardo Palace today, King Felipe VI received a number of school children who have participated in the thirty-fifth edition of the ‘What Is A King For You?’ competition. 21 winners from around Spain came to the Palace with the art pieces, writings, or multimedia presentations that they had entered for the competition. After personally speaking with the children, King Felipe was then shown each of the winning … Continue reading

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More Tiaras In Sweden For King’s Nobel Prize Dinner

  December 11, 2016 at 8:21 pm by

The King of Sweden this evening hosted his annual dinner for the year’s Nobel Prize laureates at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. And, as the dinner has a white tie dress code, all the royal ladies delved into their jewellery boxes for some tiaras to complete their outfits. THE KING"S DINNER Sunday night #KingCarlGustaf & his family gave #dinner for the #Nobel laureates at #Palace #royals pic.twitter.com/cU1t7OaqWQ — Kjell Arne … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Takes Children Along To Christmas Concert

  December 11, 2016 at 5:55 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark brought along her husband and four children today as she attended the Christmas concert of the Royal Danish Academy of Music Children’s Choir. Dressed warmly against the winter chill, the family arrived at the Esajas Church ahead of the concert, with Mary – who is the patron of the choir – receiving a bouquet of purple and green flowers (which Princess Josephine promptly claimed as … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf Presents 2016 Nobel Prizes

  December 10, 2016 at 8:51 pm by

The 2016 Nobel Prizes were presented this evening at Stockholm’s Concert Hall by King Carl XVI Gustaf. In front of the Royal Family, the Nobel Committee and hundreds of esteemed guests, the King presented the Nobel Prize in Physics to David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz; in Chemistry to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa; in Medicine to Yoshinori Ohsumi; in Literature to Bob Dylan in … Continue reading

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Colombian President Awarded Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

  December 10, 2016 at 5:05 pm by

In front of Norway’s King Harald V and other members of the royal family, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos was presented with this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for his role in helping end the Colombian civil war. The royals – King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit – sat in the centre of the Oslo Town Hall as President Santos received the award and delivered a … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Tongan Prince Graduates From Sandhurst

  December 9, 2016 at 8:00 am by

December 9, 1968: Prince George Tupou of Tonga, heir to the Tongan throne, graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. His passing out ceremony was attended by his parents, King Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV and Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho ʻAhomeʻe. Among Prince George Tupou’s fellow cadets was the son of the first Zambian President, Kenneth Kaunda. According to an article in The Telegraph, George Tupou credited his time at Sandhurst for teaching him “the invaluable lesson … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Hosts Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace

  December 8, 2016 at 7:46 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge joined senior members of the Royal Family on Thursday night at the annual Buckingham Palace diplomatic reception, wearing Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara. Catherine first wore the diamond and pearl piece at last year’s reception; this year pairing it was a repeated red evening gown from Jenny Packham. Over 1,000 guests from the diplomatic community – many wearing the traditional outfits of their nations – attended … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Hits The Trading Floor As Part of ICAP Charity Day

  December 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm by

Fresh from his tour of the Caribbean (and a brief stopover in Toronto), Prince Harry today helped raise funds for his charity Sentebale during the annual ICAP Charity Day at the brokers’ headquarters in London. Walking the floors filled with brokers dressed in fancy dress instead of their usual suit and tie combination, Harry took in their attire with a grin before hitting the phones himself – including closing deals … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Hosts Mary Foundation Christmas Party

  December 7, 2016 at 7:35 am by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary has hosted a Christmas reception for partners of The Mary Foundation yesterday afternoon at Frederik VIII’s Palace in Amalienborg. Wearing a simple navy blue blouse and burgundy trousers, the Princess mingled with financial partners, contributors and experts in social issues. Guests were offered “mulled wine and fritters”. The reception is held each Christmas season to thank the Foundation’s partners and organisations they work with for their collaborative … Continue reading

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A Meeting Of The Gagas: Charles and Camilla Attend Royal Variety Performance

  December 6, 2016 at 7:16 pm by

“My grandchildren call me Gaga!” the Duchess of Cornwall said with a smile to a fellow Gaga at the Royal Variety Performance this evening. The Duchess was meeting singer Lady Gaga during the performer receiving line ahead of the show, the 88th edition, held at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. Camilla was joined by her husband, the Prince of Wales, for the show. Among the performers the couple met were … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Newest Prince Has A Name: Liam

  December 6, 2016 at 4:48 am by

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has this morning announced the name of its newest member, the baby son of Prince Félix and Princess Claire who was born on November 28. He has been named Liam Henri Hartmut, both middle names in honour of his paternal and maternal grandfathers. Several photographs taken by Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of the newborn with his parents and elder sister, Princess Amalia, were also … Continue reading

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Orient Gallery Anniversary Celebrated With Queen Rania In Attendance

  December 5, 2016 at 7:06 pm by

Jordan’s Queen Rania has helped celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Amman’s Orient Gallery, attending this evening an art exhibition highlighting pieces of art by Jordanian and Arabic artists. Wearing a black dress with zip and button detailing, Rania was shown around the exhibition, called ‘The Journey of 20 Years’ and featuring twelve artists from Jordan and seven from the wider region, by the Gallery director, Hala Jardaneh. The Gallery is … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia Open Carlos III Exhibition

  December 5, 2016 at 4:28 pm by

Today at the Royal Palace in Madrid, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia opened an exhibition focusing on Carlos III, the Spanish King whose efforts assisted in the modernisation of the country in the mid-1700s. The pair were shown around the exhibition, titled ‘Carlos III: Majesty and Ornate in the Scenarios of the Illustrious King’, by its curator, accompanied by a number of official dignitaries. The 131 pieces on shown … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Tour of the Caribbean: Day Fourteen – Guyana

  December 4, 2016 at 5:44 pm by

After two weeks in the Caribbean, Prince Harry has completed his official tour of the region representing the Queen. Spending his final day in Georgetown, the capital of Guyana, the Prince visited the Joshua House Children’s Centre, meeting with the seventy-plus children that live in the centre due to poverty, neglect or abuse. The children ‘grilled’ him on different facets of being a royal, including asking him what Buckingham Palace was like. … Continue reading

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Jacques & Gabriella Enjoy Monaco’s Christmas Village

  December 3, 2016 at 10:23 pm by

Wearing jeans and warm winter coats, Monaco’s Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella have enjoyed a day at the Village de Noël in Monaco, as their parents, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, officially opened the village for the 2016 season. The twins – who celebrate their second birthday next weekend – held the hands of mum and dad as they walked through the stalls of the village, before they took … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Tour of the Caribbean: Day Thirteen – Guyana

  December 3, 2016 at 4:54 pm by

The second day of his visit to Guyana – and the penultimate day of his Caribbean tour – saw Prince Harry visit the gorgeous Hinterland region of the country. He started in the village of Surama where he received a warm welcome from the local villagers, as well as the village’s Chief – a Toshao, and was presented with a traditional headdress of macaw feathers (similar to the one his father, … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Tour of the Caribbean: Day Twelve – Guyana

  December 2, 2016 at 8:43 pm by

Prince Harry’s Caribbean tour has reached its final destination: Guyana, who is this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of their independence from Britain. The Prince will spend the weekend here before making his return to London on Sunday afternoon. Upon arrival, the Prince began his visit to the country with an audience with the President of Guyana, David Granger, who joked that photographs with politicians were “not quite Rihanna”, before heading … Continue reading

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