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Frederik and Mary’s Third Day in Saudi Arabia

  March 1, 2016 at 8:22 pm by

On their third and final day in Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary had a number of joint and solo events before finishing the day at a reception at the Danish Ambassador’s residence. First, the couple were given a tour of the King Abdullah Financial District construction zone, which has a Danish architect behind its design. Successful trip! #princessmary #kronprinsessemary #kronprinsessan #denmark #crownprincessmary #danishroyals #royals #royalty #prinzessin #princessmaryofdenmark … Continue reading

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Death of the 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

  March 1, 2016 at 8:28 am by

The 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Michael Fergus Bowes-Lyon, died on Saturday in London at the age of 58 after a long battle with cancer. He was a first cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth, his father Fergus was one of the Queen Mother’s nephews (Michael served as one of the Queen Mother’s Pages during the 1970s). Michael was born in 1957 and studied at Eton College and the … Continue reading

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Cover Girl: Lady Amelia Windsor Appears on Tatler

  March 1, 2016 at 8:07 am by

The British Royal Family has another cover girl in its midst, with 20-year-old Lady Amelia Windsor appearing on the cover of April’s Tatler. Wearing an elaborate jacquard floral dress from British fashion house Erdem, the younger daughter of the Earl of St Andrews – and a granddaughter of the Duke of Kent – is dubbed the “most beautiful member of the royal family” by the magazine in its headline. Previous royal … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary’s Second Day in Saudi Arabia

  February 29, 2016 at 10:49 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary had the first official day of their business delegation visit to Saudi Arabia today, as they opened the Danish Saudi Business Forum at the Hotel Al Faisaliah in Riyadh. The Crown Prince delivered a keynote speech to mark the opening of the forum, which aims to help “create growth and jobs in Denmark” through the export market. The couple also toured the forum, chatting with a … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary’s First Day in Saudi Arabia

  February 28, 2016 at 7:13 pm by

The Danish Crown Prince Couple arrived in Saudi Arabia last night, before having a light day today where they met with the Saudi Royal Family. Frederik and Mary were given a sight-seeing tour of Riyadh, the Saudi capital, this morning, which included a tour of Ad’Diriyah, a historical city that has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2010. They had lunch with King Salman, and the Crown Prince had a private … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Spanish King Alfonso XIII

  February 28, 2016 at 6:02 am by

75 years ago, King Alfonso XIII of Spain died at Rome’s Grand Hotel, aged 54. The former King, who went into exile in 1931 upon the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic, had suffered a series of heart attacks in the week leading up to his death. Alfonso’s estranged wife, Victoria Eugenia, and three of the couple’s children, Don Juan, Don Jaime and Infanta Beatriz, were by his bedside when … Continue reading

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Start ‘Em Young: Charlène Brings Baby Jacques to Rugby Match

  February 27, 2016 at 9:02 pm by

The 6th Sainte Devote Rugby Tournament received a surprise visitor today – young Hereditary Prince Jacques! Brought along by his mother, Princess Charlène, the little Prince seemed to be perfectly in his element as he toddled around the field and got his tiny hands on a rugby ball, rugged up warm in a navy blue puffer jacket. Prince Albert was also present, watching the game from the stands with his … Continue reading

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Princess Alexia Breaks Leg While Skiing in Lech

  February 27, 2016 at 8:47 pm by

Princess Alexia of the Netherlands is recovering well after surgery today to repair a broken leg she suffered while skiing in Lech, Austria. The Princess injured herself Saturday on the ski runs and was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital, where it was found she had a break in her right thighbone. Her operation went smoothly, and she is expected to remain in hospital for a few days before heading home. Princess … Continue reading

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William and Kate To Visit Taj Mahal On Indian Tour

  February 26, 2016 at 7:15 am by

Kensington Palace has confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Taj Mahal during their spring tour of India. The site – while being India’s most iconic landmark – is also very much viewed as a poignant moment in the breakdown of William’s parents, Charles and Diana. The late Princess visited the Taj Mahal during the Wales’ 1992 tour of India, and the photographs of her sitting alone … Continue reading

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A Duchy Fit For A Royal Baby

  February 26, 2016 at 6:30 am by

With the birth of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel’s second child drawing closer and closer (and Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s first child due shortly after), speculation on what name and duchy the baby will be given has begun to gather speed – will he or she be given one with a close familial link, or will one of the six provinces to never have a royal duke … Continue reading

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Under The Hammer: Photographs of the Duke of Windsor in Nazi Germany

  February 26, 2016 at 4:48 am by

Auction house Duke’s of Dorchester has announced they will be auctioning a photo album containing over 60 photographs of the Duke of Windsor during his visit to Nazi Germany in 1937. It comes from the collection of Sir Dudley Forwood, the Duke’s equerry after his abdication, who accompanied Edward and Wallis on the trip, where their host was Dr Robert Ley, head of the German Labour Front. The couple also met … Continue reading

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Classic in Navy, Mary Presents EliteForsk Prizes

  February 25, 2016 at 8:55 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark was classic in a navy skirt suit today as she presented the 2016 EliteForsk Prizes during a conference at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket in Copenhagen. Five researchers in the field of science were presented with 1.2millionDKK each to help continue funding their research in ways they deem best – one of the winners will use part of the money to attend a conference in the United … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Heads North to Edinburgh

  February 24, 2016 at 9:46 pm by

It was up to Edinburgh today for the Duchess of Cambridge, as she undertook several engagements in the Scottish capital. Wearing a dark green Max Mara coat over a houndstooth skirt and black turtleneck, Kate first visited St Catherine’s Primary School as part of her patronage of Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity. The Duchess accompanied the students in signing and performing the actions to the school’s “Welcome Everybody” song. “Everybody … Continue reading

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Book-Lover Camilla Stops By Not One, But Two Libraries

  February 24, 2016 at 7:58 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall, who has been on a spate of literacy-related events these past few weeks, kept up the trend today, dropping by two different libraries in London. At the Islington Central Library early in the day, Camilla – wearing a steel blue dress and matching jacket – met with pupils from three local schools and gave them a sneak preview of a new book that has been published … Continue reading

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Princess Estelle Turns Four

  February 23, 2016 at 7:26 am by

Sweden’s Princess Estelle today celebrates her fourth birthday, and a new photograph by Kate Gabor has been released by the Royal Court. Estelle is – currently – the only child of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. She is second in line to the throne, behind her mother. Within the coming weeks, the young Princess will get a very special belated birthday present – a new brother or sister (though … Continue reading

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New Poll: 62% Want Prince Henrik’s Appanage Reduced

  February 21, 2016 at 5:18 am by

A poll published yesterday by Danish newspaper Avisen shows that 62% of the Danes who were questioned believe Prince Henrik should take a reduction in his appanage following his retirement at the beginning of this year. “It is not fair – there must be a cut in salary and court when a royal retires” received two-thirds of the vote when asked what they thought about the Prince retaining his almost 8millionDKK … Continue reading

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Prince Amedeo Celebrates Thirtieth Birthday

  February 21, 2016 at 2:00 am by

Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este today turns thirty years old. He was born in 1986 as the first child of Princess Astrid and Archduke Lorenz, and the first grandchild of King Albert II and Queen Paola. The Prince – who will succeed to the headship of the House of Austria-Este after his father – was educated in Belgium and England, graduating from the London School of Economics in … Continue reading

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Happy Second Birthday, Princess Leonore!

  February 20, 2016 at 4:25 am by

Princess Leonore of Sweden, Duchess of Gotland today turns two years old, and the Swedish Royal Court has released three new photos of the youngster to celebrate. The photos were taken by Brigitte Grenfeldt at the Bernadotte-O’Neill family home in Stockholm.

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Queen Silvia Joined By Son and Daughter-in-Law At Academy Gathering

  February 19, 2016 at 9:00 pm by

Earlier this evening, Queen Silvia was accompanied by Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia to the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts’s formal gathering. The Queen opted for a brown satin skirt and matching blouse, accessorising with a brightly patterned silk scarf; while a heavily pregnant Sofia wore a fire-engine red dress with full-length sleeves and a lace appliqué bodice. The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts was founded by King … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Kiss For The Bride

  February 19, 2016 at 5:51 am by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has a plethora of godchildren, royal and not, and when she married in June 2010, several of them were chosen to be apart of her bridal party. This included Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands, at the time nine and a half, who is seen in this gorgeous photograph affectionately giving her beaming godmother a kiss on the cheek during the shooting of the official wedding … Continue reading

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