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Princess Nathalie Not Going To Rio

  June 20, 2016 at 9:00 am by

In an interview with Der Westen, Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg has confirmed she will not be competing for Denmark at the Rio Olympics in August, as she does not feel that her horse is stable enough to participate at that standard. “For the Olympics, you need a stable horse – and on Saturday in the Grand Prix Special [at the 2016 Danish Dressage Championships in Broholm], I saw that Fabienne [her 18-year-old … Continue reading

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Running Riot: Mia Tindall Holds Court At Polo

  June 19, 2016 at 1:52 pm by

Two-year-old Mia Tindall once again was the centre of attention during a charity polo match as part of the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo today. While her mother Zara played in the match between Olympic legends and jockeys, little Mia was on the sidelines, running rings around the legs of her father Mike and grandmother Princess Anne. With a smile, Princess Anne gladly followed her youngest grandchild around as she ran … Continue reading

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Prince William Takes The Field As Prince Harry Wrangles Mia Tindall

  June 18, 2016 at 4:07 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge helped his team to victory during the Maserati Royal Charity Trophy match at the Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire today. William was playing to raise funds for the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust, Mountain Rescue and the Household Cavalry Regiment Foundation. And he had a rambunctious royal audience as he took to the field, with Prince Harry and Zara Tindall on the sidelines watching on. However, the polo … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Takes Home A Trophy on Final Day of Ascot

  June 18, 2016 at 3:44 pm by

It was a banner final day at Royal Ascot for Queen Elizabeth, as she watched on with glee – and suspense – as her horse Dartmouth took out the Hardwicke Stakes. After a steward’s enquiry found no fault with the win, the 90-year-old monarch, dressed in a fetching deep blue coat with an aqua blue hat – was presented with the owner’s trophy and a bottle of Bollinger champagne by her … Continue reading

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The Grandchildren Who Died Before Their Grandmama Victoria

  June 18, 2016 at 12:45 pm by

Britain’s Queen Victoria was a grandmother of 42, with a number of them going on to sit on the thrones of Europe. However, of those 42, there were nine that were outlived by the 81-year-old monarch. Today is the 150th anniversary of the death of the first of those grandchildren to die, Prince Sigismund of Prussia. As a mark of this anniversary, we’ve compiled a list and short biography of the … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Pays Visit to Royal Ballet School

  June 17, 2016 at 1:38 pm by

The Prince of Wales today paid a visit to one of his patronages, the Royal Ballet, at the organisation’s campus at White Lodge in Richmond Park. Charles was shown around the campus (which included stops at the art rooms and academic sections of the school), met with staff and students and was treated to a showcase of several ballet performances by students in the Margot Fonteyn Theatre. He was also … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Some Vintage Royal Ascot

  June 17, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Considering the main event of this week is Royal Ascot, our Flashback Friday for today brings you some vintage shots of Ascot years past. June 17, 1948: Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret June 17, 1969: Princess Anne June 17, 1980: Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark June 17, 1981: The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer June 17, 1987: The Duchess of York and Princess Margaret … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding Dress Exhibition To Be Held in Sweden This Autumn

  June 17, 2016 at 7:24 am by

To mark the 40th wedding anniversary of King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, an exhibition featuring five royal wedding dresses will be held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm this northern autumn. The bridal gowns of Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Lillian will all be on display to give visitors “a unique opportunity to see the royal bridal gowns and relive the royal weddings … Continue reading

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The Bernadottes Hit The Polar Music Prize

  June 16, 2016 at 8:36 pm by

As they do each year, the Swedish Royal Family tonight attended the Polar Music Prize at the Stockholm Concert Hall. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Christina and Tord Magnuson were all present, walking the white carpet before the awards ceremony, during which Sweden’s Max Martin and Italy’s Cecilia Bartoli were presented this year’s prizes. H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria and … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Joins The Red Brigade at European Development Days Event

  June 16, 2016 at 7:20 pm by

Belgian Queen Mathilde joined the other royal ladies who selected red outfits this week as she attended the 10th European Development Days conference in Brussels. She toured the stands and exhibitions that are part of the event, which is hosted by the European Commission to bring together the development community to share ideas to inspire new partnerships and solutions,  before giving a keynote address on the impact of the Sustainable … Continue reading

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Kevin Spacey Receives Honorary KBE From Prince Charles

  June 16, 2016 at 5:49 pm by

American actor Kevin Spacey was presented with his honorary KBE today at Clarence House by the Prince of Wales. The House of Cards star received the honour – becoming an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire – for his “services to theatre, arts education and international culture.” He was previously an Honorary Commander of the same order from 2010. Between 2004 and 2015, Spacey was … Continue reading

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Prince William Speaks at London 2016 Founders Forum

  June 16, 2016 at 5:23 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge was today present at the London 2016 Founders Forum, a technology conference. After viewing some of the latest creative technological developments – including dancing robots and a human-carrying drone – the Duke gave a speech about cyber-bullying and what must be done to bring it do an end. A slightly different helicopter from the one HRH is used to flying…@Founders_Forum #FFLondon pic.twitter.com/cOFwVOjUxx — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June … Continue reading

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Prince Alexander To Be Christened On September 9

  June 16, 2016 at 10:12 am by

Sweden’s youngest Prince, Alexander, will be christened on Friday September 9 at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel, the Royal Court has announced today. The Chapel was the location of the christening of Alexander’s two cousins, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas, the children of Princess Madeleine. Prince Alexander was born on April 19 and is the first child of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia.

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Letizia’s Leather Culottes Make Yet Another Appearance

  June 15, 2016 at 7:29 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain have received the Board of Trustees of the Princess of Asturias Foundation at Zarzuela Palace for the Foundation’s annual meeting. And Queen Letizia decided that her Uterqüe leather culottes required another venture out of the wardrobe, this time pairing them with a fuchsia pink blouse. The pants have been seen several times this year, and to be honest – they’re not a piece that gets … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Admits ‘School Was A Nightmare’ During Youth Charity Visit

  June 15, 2016 at 1:34 pm by

Princess Beatrice of York has spoken of how her dyslexia impacted her time at school today during a visit to School 21 in East London with Holly Branson. The visit was made to help raise money for youth projects supported by the charity Big Change, which was started by Beatrice and Holly – with a group of others – in 2012 to support projects that assist young people to develop crucial … Continue reading

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Silver Carnations Presented by Princess Beatrix

  June 15, 2016 at 11:31 am by

Dutch Princess Beatrix has presented the 2016 Silver Carnations of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund in a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The awards are presented annually to individuals who have voluntarily worked to benefit the culture and nature of the Netherlands; Prince Bernhard, Beatrix’s father, started the Fund in 1950 and presented the awards each year until his 2004 death. Princess Beatrix – dressed in a lovely … Continue reading

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A Blonde Version of His Father: Prince Nicolas Turns One

  June 15, 2016 at 8:51 am by

Sweden’s Prince Nicolas today celebrates his first birthday and two photographs taken by Brigitte Grenfeldt in the Bernadotte-O’Neill family apartment at the Royal Mews. The young prince – who is eight in line to the throne – looks remarkably like his father, Chris O’Neill, just in blonde form! Grattis Prins Nicolas, 1 år idag! Happy birthday Prince Nicolas, who turns 1 today! Foto: Brigitte Grenfeldt/Kungahuset.se #prinsessparet #kungahuset A post shared … Continue reading

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AMADE Deutschland Gala Gathers Some Royal Attendees

  June 14, 2016 at 8:41 pm by

A gala dinner held in Munich tonight by AMADE Deutschland had a few royals in attendance: Princess Caroline of Hanover and a number of Bavarians – Franz, Duke of Bavaria, Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula and Prince Luitpold. The royals walked the red carpet before entering the Imperial Hall, with the dinner raising funds for both AMADE and the Roland Berger Foundation. Princess Caroline wore a navy blue and silver lace … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Visits the Faroe Islands

  June 14, 2016 at 8:21 pm by

The Queen of Denmark is currently on a few days visit to the Faroe Islands, an autonomous country within the Danish Kingdom. She is travelling on the royal yacht, the Dannebrog, and has thus far visited the cities of Drelnes and Tórshavn. The Queen – wearing the traditional costume of the Islands – stopped by the parliament, a nursing home and a graphic workshop as well as a cultural centre today; while … Continue reading

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Royals Offer Condolences After Shooting in Orlando, Florida

  June 14, 2016 at 8:57 am by

Following the horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Florida over the weekend, a number of European royals have sent their condolences to US President Barack Obama. 49 people were killed in the shooting at Pulse nightclub, while a further 53 were injured. A statement was released yesterday on behalf of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh: The Queen: "Prince Philip & I have been shocked by the events in Orlando. … Continue reading

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