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Queen Letizia Attends World Day for Cancer Research Launch

  September 22, 2016 at 3:09 pm by

As the Honorary Chairwoman of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), Queen Letizia today was present at the launch of the World Cancer Research Day initiatve. The aim of the AECC, which is spearheading the initiative alongside a number of other European and global organisations, is to have September 24 formally recognised as a day to promote cancer research. The Queen delivered a speech at the launch, which was followed by a … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra Opens New Hospital Wing at New Victoria Hospital

  September 22, 2016 at 10:10 am by

30 years after she opened the Alexandra Wing of the New Victoria Hospital in Kingston upon Thames, Princess Alexandra of Kent returned to open the hospital’s newest wing, The Victoria Foundation Wing, as well as the Charles Hutton Day Unit. Wearing a grey and white polka dot dress with a peach coloured blazer, the Princess mingled with staff, supporters and special guests during a reception in the hospital courtyard following the formalities. … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals Attend Screening of ‘Kongens Nei’ in Jubilee Park

  September 21, 2016 at 8:33 pm by

A special screening of Kongens Nei, a film about King Haakon VII’s difficult decision during World War Two whether to surrender or not to Nazi German forces as they invaded Norway, took place tonight in the Jubilee Park at the Royal Palace of Oslo. King Harald and Queen Sonja invited the public to join them for an open-air cinema evening to end their jubilee celebrations this summer. Over 10,000 people – wearing … Continue reading

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Welcome Home, Paralympic Champions! Willem-Alexander and Margriet Host Reception for Rio Medalists

  September 21, 2016 at 3:47 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and his aunt Princess Margriet have welcomed the Netherlands’ Paralympic medalists for a reception at Palace Noordeinde in The Hague today. They also posed for photographs in the Palace courtyard with the athletes who won 17 gold, 19 silver and 26 bronze medals at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Princess Margriet is a member of the International Paralympic Committee’s Honorary Board. Paralympische medaillewinnaars #TeamNL worden door Koning Willem-Alexander en … Continue reading

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Kate To Make First Solo Foreign Visit To The Netherlands In October

  September 21, 2016 at 11:04 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge is set to make her first solo overseas visit on October 11, when she pays a visit to the Netherlands. Her visit has a focus on art and mental health, with stops in The Hague and Rotterdam. She will begin with a  courtesy visit and have lunch with King Willem-Alexander at Villa Eikenhorst. It is then over to the ‘At Home in Holland: Vermeer & His … Continue reading

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London, Here She Comes! Sophie Wessex Kicks Off DoE Award Bike Ride

  September 19, 2016 at 10:12 am by

The Countess of Wessex has this morning departed from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on a 716km bike ride to Buckingham Palace as her Duke of Edinburgh Award Diamond Challenge to mark the 60th anniversary of the organisation. Prince Philip, who started the scheme back in 1956, and Prince Edward were on hand at the Palace to see off Sophie and her team of six fellow riders, who are … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Hit The Pavement For Car-Free Day in Brussels

  September 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

Each year, several cities and towns across Belgium host a ‘motor transportation free’ day to promote other modes of transportation (ie. walking or cycling). King Philippe and Queen Mathilde took their four children – Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore – for a bike ride through Brussels as part of the day, before visiting a museum to also promote the open monuments aspect of the day. #DimancheSansVoiture … Continue reading

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Vanity Fair Inducts Crown Princess Mary Into International Best Dressed List Hall Of Fame

  September 18, 2016 at 8:15 am by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has joined a number of other royals on Vanity Fair‘s International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame, after being inducted as one of three people for the year 2016. Her “most notable ensemble of the year” has been determined as the blue velvet sequinned Jesper Høvring evening gown she wore to the main New Year’s Court for the Order of the Elephant this year (which was a rework of … Continue reading

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Princess Anne Drops In At Horse Trials After Cancelling Engagements Due To Illness

  September 17, 2016 at 5:55 pm by

The Princess Royal was spotted supporting her daughter Zara as she competed in the cross country section of the Whatley Manor International Horse Trials at Gatcombe Park after being forced to scale back her schedule as she continues to recover from a chest infection. Her husband, Sir Timothy Laurence, was with her. Though looking a little paler than usually, Anne appeared to be keeping her spirits up as she presented prizes at the … Continue reading

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Princess Gloria of Bourbon-Parma Baptised in Apeldoorn

  September 17, 2016 at 1:43 pm by

The younger daughter of Prince Jaime and Princess Viktória of Bourbon-Parma was baptised today at the Onze Lieve Vrouw ten Hemelopnemingkerk in Apeldoorn. Princess Gloria, who was born on May 9, wore a christening gown made by Claes Iversen for the ceremony that was conducted by Father Tjeerd Jansen S.J. Her godparents are her paternal aunt, Princess Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, and friends of her parents, Barbara Bühlmann, Pieter Kraan and Daniël Povel. Princess … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Hosts Sweden Dinner at the Royal Palace

  September 16, 2016 at 9:26 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia welcomed 180 guests to the Royal Palace of Stockholm this evening for another edition of the Sweden Dinner, first implemented in 2013 as part of the King’s 40th jubilee to honour Swedes who have made ‘significant efforts locally, regionally or nationally’. They were joined by Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia in greeting the guests ahead of dinner … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine In New York For The World Childhood Foundation

  September 16, 2016 at 8:03 pm by

Sweden’s Princess Madeleine has returned to New York today as part of her work with the World Childhood Foundation, attending a seminar at the United Nations before the Foundation’s ThankYou gala in the evening. At the gala, held at the Cipriani restaurant, Madeleine was joined by opera singer Andrea Bocelli and actor Forest Whitaker – who both spoke at the seminar earlier in the day – as well as actress Malin … Continue reading

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A Belated 75th Birthday Present! Queen Margrethe Opens New Gardens at Fredensborg Palace

  September 16, 2016 at 5:20 pm by

Queen Margrethe has today opened a new ‘Seasonal Haven’ herbaceous border in the Fredensborg Palace Gardens that was a gift from the Danish Government, Parliament and a number of organisations and individual donors for her 75th birthday last year and has been in planning and construction since. The Queen wore an appropriately matched pink, orange and yellow floral blouse as she walked the gardens with one of the landscape architects from the Danish Agency … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Prince Philip Visits His Birth Country

  September 16, 2016 at 9:30 am by

September 16, 1964: Prince Philip takes in the Acropolis in Athens with his eldest son, Prince Charles (taking a photograph), and his daughter, Princess Anne. The trio were in Greece for the wedding of King Constantine II of the Hellenes and Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, both cousins of Prince Philip. Princess Anne was a bridesmaid, while Prince Charles held one of the crowns above the bridal couple during the Greek … Continue reading

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£1,500 For A Slice Of Wedding Cake? Only If It’s From 1840!

  September 15, 2016 at 10:10 pm by

Would you spend £1,500 on a slice of wedding cake, that you would be advised not to even contemplate eating? Most wouldn’t, but one punter has, purchasing a slice of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake at auction. The cake, made in 1840 for the marriage of Queen Victoria to her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, comes with its presentation box inscribed on the top with a crown and the … Continue reading

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Feliz Cumpleaños Reina Letizia! Queen of Spain Fêted During Opening of Royal Theatre Season

  September 15, 2016 at 8:44 pm by

Queen Letizia celebrated her 44th birthday today, and during an evening at the Royal Theatre for the opening performance of the season, the orchestra performed a rendition of ‘Feliz Cumpleaños’ for the birthday girl. The Queen was joined by her husband, King Felipe, for Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Otello. At the conclusion of the show, the royal couple went backstage to congratulate the actors, musicians and crew on their performance. She wore a … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Inaugurates New School in North Jutland

  September 15, 2016 at 1:23 pm by

The Aabybro School in North Jutland has officially been opened by Crown Princess Mary, as she paid a visit to the school and toured its new buildings. Welcomed with a bouquet of flowers from the president of the school council, the Princess met with many students during her visit, in which she saw the campuses of the primary and middle school students, and those which cater to the special needs and … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Honours New Zealand’s Battle of the Somme Fallen

  September 15, 2016 at 10:39 am by

The Prince of Wales attended a commemoration today at the Caterpillar Valley Cemetery in Longueval, France to mark 100 years since New Zealand forces entered into the Battle of the Somme. “The footprints we leave today mark the centre of a struggle that found twenty-five countries from five continents on opposing sides in a terrible and exhausting trial of strength. None came further to serve here than the New Zealanders who, … Continue reading

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A New Baby In The Orléans-Braganza Family

  September 14, 2016 at 8:50 pm by

It has been announced that Princess Amélia of Orléans-Braganza and her husband James Spearman have welcomed their first child, a son. The infant, who has been named Alexander Joaquim Pedro, was born in Madrid on August 30. He is the first grandchild of Prince Antonio and Princess Christine of Orléans-Braganza. Princess Amélia and Mr Spearman were married in August 2014.

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Queen Máxima Looks Chic In White At Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Awards

  September 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm by

At today’s prize ceremony for the 10th edition of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, Queen Máxima brought her A-game in a white sheath dress with a square neckline and lapel detailing. The look was completed with a large tan straw hat with an up-turned brim, tan accessories and a pair of citrine drop earrings. The prize ceremony awarded Willem Kesteloo and his company PHYSEE with 500,000 Euros for being the successful … Continue reading

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