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Prince Harry Meets the Obamas, Promotes Support for Wounded Veterans

  October 28, 2015 at 7:15 pm by

It was all about a cause close to his heart for Prince Harry on his flying visit to the East Coast of the United States today, as he met with the Obamas and visited wounded veterans. View image | The Prince stopped at the White House for a meeting with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr Jill Biden, the wife of the Vice President, before the trio headed down to … Continue reading

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Princess Shahnaz Pahlavi Turns 75

  October 27, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Today Princess Shahnaz Pahlavi celebrates her 75th birthday. She was born in Tehran in 1940 as the only child of Mohammed Reza, the Shah of Iran, and his first wife, Princess Fawzia of Egypt.  Her parents officially divorced when she was eight years old, Shahnaz staying in Iran with her father until she went to Switzerland to study before she married Ardeshir Zahedi at the age of 17 in 1957. View image | … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit to Indonesia, Days Two and Three

  October 24, 2015 at 7:49 am by

The Danish State Visit to Indonesia continued on Friday and Saturday, with the Regent Couple undertaking engagements in Jakarta and Yogyakarta. As with the previous day, a number of these engagements had a focus on promoting Danish business interests in Indonesia. On Friday there was a Design and Lifestyle Fair, a visit to Grundfos where Prince Henrik was told about how the company is developing ways to create better water access … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Attend Royal Academy Formal Gathering

  October 24, 2015 at 1:39 am by

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia were last night the representatives of the Swedish Royal Family at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences’ formal gathering, held at the Stockholm Concert Hall. During the event, Prince Carl Philip presented the Academy’s medals for the 2015 year. Princess Sofia – whose first pregnancy was announced last week – wore a beige long-sleeved evening gown with sequinned embellishment, which was accessorised with the sash … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens YMCA Soldiers’ Transition Housing

  October 23, 2015 at 5:50 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today opened a new housing unit for returned servicemen and women in Høvelte, close to the YMCA’s Veteran Centre in the area. Wearing a navy double-breasted coat (pinned to the lapel was a ‘Fight Cancer’ pin from which proceeds go the National Collection to Fight Cancer), the Crown Princess officially opened the houses before being given a tour of the facilities and meeting with the veterans who … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Opens Newcastle University London Campus

  October 23, 2015 at 6:37 am by

Princess Eugenie of York opened the new London campus of her alma mater, Newcastle University, on Wednesday night. Alongside the University’s vice-chancellor, Professor Chris Brink, she attended a reception held to make the opening, and met with staff and students before unveiling a sculpture, entitled ‘Critical Mass’, designed by fellow graduate Joseph Hillier. Last night @nclalumni Princess Eugenie helped launch @NewcastleUniLDN — Newcastle University (@StudentsNCL) October 22, 2015 The Princess … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit to Indonesia, Day One

  October 22, 2015 at 10:42 pm by

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark today officially began the first state visit of a Danish head of state to Indonesia, starting with an official welcoming at the Presidential Palace from President Joko Widodo. View image | The ceremony included the customary inspection of the guard of honour outside the Palace, and the national anthems of both countries were played before a meeting took place inside, where a … Continue reading

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Second Day of President Xi’s Visit to the UK

  October 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm by

President Xi Jinping of China has continued his state visit to the United Kingdom today, the day focusing on business and industry. At Lancaster House, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined President Xi and First Lady Peng at a cultural collaboration event, where the creative and technological aspects of both China and the UK were highlighted in an exhibition. Jackie Chan was present for the event, posing for photos with … Continue reading

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Joint Horse Whispering Engagement for the Queen and Camilla

  October 21, 2015 at 1:38 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall was joined by her mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth, during a visit to the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace today, where the royal duo watched a horse whispering demonstration by Monty Roberts. Camilla’s patronage, The Brooke, an agency that advocates for the welfare of horses, donkeys and mules internationally, arranged the demonstration (Monty Roberts is their Global ambassador), which saw the horse whisperer train a five-year-old mare. View image … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik Arrive in Indonesia Ahead of State Visit

  October 21, 2015 at 9:51 am by

The Queen of Denmark and her husband today arrived in Indonesia in advance of their state visit beginning tomorrow. Danish Ambassador to Indonesia Casper Klynge was part of the welcoming committee at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta on the island of Java. View image | The couple attended a reception at the Danish Embassy this evening, and will be officially welcomed by Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo tomorrow morning. This is the first official … Continue reading

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The Chinese President Begins State Visit to Britain

  October 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm by

The Chinese State Visit to the United Kingdom began this morning at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London where the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall greeted President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan and accompanied them to Horse Guards Parade for the official welcoming ceremony. View image | Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were on hand for the formal welcome, with the President and Prince Philip … Continue reading

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Child Bereavement UK Celebrates 21st Birthday with Patron William

  October 15, 2015 at 10:02 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge tonight helped one of the charities closest to his heart celebrate their 21st birthday at a fundraiser held at London’s Banqueting House. He has been patron of Child Bereavement UK, which provides support and education to families with dying children and children who are facing bereavement, since 2008, and delivered a speech at the dinner praising the charity’s work since its inception. View image | Prince William with … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip Open School of Veterinary Medicine

  October 15, 2015 at 6:13 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh made the trip to the University of Surrey today to open their new £45m School of Veterinary Medicine. View image | The couple were given a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities, including the stables where the Queen quickly recognised one of the horses housed there. “Home bred!” she exclaimed, turning to her husband and informing him that the horse was “Mary Tudor”, a … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Expecting First Child

  October 15, 2015 at 7:27 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has today announced that Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting their first child. “We are so happy and excited to announce that we are expecting our first child. We are very much looking forward to it,” the couple – who married this past June – said in the announcement. The birth is anticipated to take place in April 2016. View image | Princess Sofia … Continue reading

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Not Ours This Time, Granny: The Queen Hosts Rugby Reception

  October 12, 2015 at 9:06 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II hosted a reception for participants of the Rugby World Cup today at Buckingham Palace, and she and Prince Harry got to have an up-close look at the Webb Ellis trophy that will be presented to the team which wins the tournament. Unfortunately for the royals, that won’t be England after they failed to progress from the pool stage. View image | Captains and coaches from the 20 … Continue reading

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Spain Celebrates National Day

  October 12, 2015 at 7:24 pm by

The King of Spain led the country in National Day celebrations today at the official ceremony at the Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo in Madrid. King Felipe, Queen Letizia, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofía were all present for the homage to the Spanish flag, the first event of National Day, alongside Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other officials linked to Madrid and the military. View image | The … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Presents Queen Ingrid Research Prize

  October 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm by

The Queen of Denmark has presented the Queen Ingrid Research Prize in a ceremony at Christian VII’s Palace, Amalienborg today. Professor Søren Jacobsen, the head of rheumatology at Copenhagen University Hospital, was awarded the prize of 100,000DKK for his research and work with arthritis. The prize is awarded as part of the Danish Rheumatism Association, of which Queen Ingrid was patron before Queen Margrethe, and is delivered annually on World Arthritis Day. It was … Continue reading

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Princesses Anne and Astrid Unveil Edith Cavell Memorial

  October 12, 2015 at 2:17 pm by

The Princess Royal today paired up with Belgium’s Princess Astrid to unveil a memorial honouring a British nurse executed during the First World War, Edith Cavell. A bust of Nurse Cavell designed by Belgian sculptor Natalie Lambert was unveiled at Montjoie Park in Uccle, a suburb of Brussels, by the two Princesses and the Mayor of Uccle, Armand De Decker, before attending a special session of the Belgian Senate to honour the 100th anniversary … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Baby Prince Nicolas Christened at Drottningholm

  October 11, 2015 at 7:53 am by

Prince Nicolas of Sweden, the son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, was christened today in a ceremony at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel. Family members and close friends joined the Royal Family for the intimate ceremony, which was officiated Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Bishop Emeritus Lars-Göran Lönnermark, and Reverend Michael Bjerkhagen. Princess Madeleine (in Valentino) carried her son into the chapel while Mr O’Neill had the couple’s 19-month-old daughter Leonore on his arm. … Continue reading

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William & Kate Mark World Mental Health Day at Charity Event

  October 10, 2015 at 8:33 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today paid a visit to Harrow College, where they met with organisers and volunteers of the charity Mind, which provides assistance to those suffering from mental health issues. Arranged to mark World Mental Health Day (held annually on October 10 since 1992), William and Kate participated in a workshop with young people who themselves have battled with mental health problems. Some of these people now … Continue reading

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