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Former Wife of the Aga Khan Auctioning Off €20m Worth of Jewels

  April 2, 2016 at 6:39 pm by

The ex-wife of the Aga Khan, formerly Princess Gabriele zu Leiningen, has put an estimated €20million worth of jewellery up for auction with Christie’s. Among the 46-piece collection that will be auctioned on May 18 in Geneva will be an enormous emerald and diamond necklace that features a 40carat Colombian emerald pendant from Cartier and is expected to fetch €3m, and its matching earrings €800,000. Begum Inaara Aga Khan wore this necklace to … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos in Bahrain for Formula 1 Grand Prix

  April 2, 2016 at 3:14 pm by

Spain’s former King, Juan Carlos I, is in Bahrain this weekend to attend the second round of the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix. On Friday, he was given a tour of the Red Bull garages by the team’s Principal Director, Christian Horner, during the day’s practice sessions. King Juan Carlos also met driver Fernando Alonso and Bernie Ecclestone, the chief executive of the Formula One Group, while at the Bahrain … Continue reading

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Albert and Charlène Stop By Third Princess Charlène Rally

  April 1, 2016 at 8:27 pm by

Monaco’s Prince Albert and Princess Charlène paid a visit to the Third Princess Charlene Rally, an event with the purpose of teaching young people with the true values of sport, “teamwork, determination, respect and cooperation”. Over 400 students from three schools across the country were selected to participate in the Rally, where they took part in several activities to show the above mentioned values: a timed running race, a sports … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Young Prince Charles On Archaeological Dig

  April 1, 2016 at 4:00 am by

Back in 1968, Prince Charles was a student at Trinity College, Cambridge undertaking a course in archaeology and physical and social anthropology. As part of his studies, the 19-year-old Prince went to France and Jersey on archaeological digs in March and April that year. In the below photo, dated April 1, 1968, he is seen taking part in an excavation at a Palaeolithic site in La Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey.

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Prince Charles Talks Gardening and Grandchildren with BBC Radio 4

  March 31, 2016 at 4:50 pm by

The Prince of Wales has given an interview to ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’ on BBC Radio 4 that aired this afternoon, in which he spoke of his love of gardening and his hope to pass on the hobby to his grandson, Prince George. “I’ve got him [Prince George] planting a tree or two here [Highgrove]. Because that’s the way, I think, when you’re very small.  And then you see, each time they come you say … Continue reading

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Back to Work: Crown Princess Victoria Attends UN Lecture

  March 31, 2016 at 8:13 am by

Just four weeks after giving birth to her second child, Prince Oscar, Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria was back at work last night as she attended the Dag Hammarskjold Lecture given by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Stockholm City Hall. Här gör Victoria comeback! Bara några veckor efter födseln av prins Oscar var kronprinsessan nu i kväll tillbaka i offentligheten. Tillsammans med statsminister Stefan Löfven tog hon emot FN:s generalsekreterare Ban Ki-Moon … Continue reading

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‘Our Queen At Ninety’ Airs on ITV

  March 28, 2016 at 8:30 am by

Last night, the documentary produced to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s ninetieth birthday – Our Queen At Ninety – was aired on ITV, featuring a number of the Queen’s family members offering their thoughts on various aspects of the Queen’s life and reign. Included in the documentary – currently available for viewing on YouTube – were the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke … Continue reading

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Marie-Chantal & Co Enjoy Easter Weekend in the Bahamas

  March 28, 2016 at 5:29 am by

Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece and her family are currently spending the Easter break on Harbour Island in the Bahamas, with the children’s clothing designer posting a number of photos on her Instagram of the children enjoying the fabulous Bahamian weather. https://www.instagram.com/p/BDeagDFILlK/?taken-by=mariechantal22 Earlier in the week, Marie-Chantal shared a photo of her two youngest sons – Prince Odysseus-Kimon and Prince Aristidis-Stavros – posing atop a giant turtle sculpture. Bliss…. A … Continue reading

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King Albert and Queen Paola Celebrate Easter in The Vatican

  March 27, 2016 at 3:56 pm by

Belgium’s King Albert II and Queen Paola celebrated the Easter holiday in the Vatican, attending the annual Easter Sunday mass at St Peter’s Square. The couple were greeted by Pope Francis at the end of the mass as he travelled round the Square in the ‘popemobile’ at the conclusion of the mass. The former King was seen taking photographs of the mass with his Nikon during the event.

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Sunny in Yellow: Queen Elizabeth Joined by Family for Easter Mass

  March 27, 2016 at 9:34 am by

Brightening up the day in a sunny yellow coat and matching hat, Queen Elizabeth II attended the Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor this morning alongside a number of her extended family. It was sunshine and showers for The Queen the Easter Day service at Windsor. pic.twitter.com/BGl5D8uuhC — Arthur Edwards (@ArthurJEdwards) March 27, 2016 The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were driven to church, as was Princess … Continue reading

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Easter in Mallorca For the Borbons

  March 27, 2016 at 9:00 am by

King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and their two daughters were joined today by Queen Sofia for the Easter Sunday mass at the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca. The royals smiled happily as they posed for photographs upon their arrival, before being greeted by the Bishop of Mallorca, Javier Salinas, and other members of the church. Queen Sofia was by far the most colourful and eye-catching Borbon lady present, wearing a bright green … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Speaks Women’s Rights with Berlingske

  March 27, 2016 at 8:31 am by

“It is deeply unfair that one’s gender as a woman must mean that you get a worse life than men. Violence against women is today perhaps the greatest crime against human rights…it it happens in all walks of life in all countries.” – Crown Princess Mary A lengthy interview with Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has been published this weekend in Berlingske on the topic of women’s rights and her association with three organisations on … Continue reading

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The Tsarist Easter Eggs

  March 27, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Today is Easter Sunday, and if we were either Empress Alexandra or the Dowager Empress Maria of Russia back in the early 20th century, we would be receiving an elaborate jewelled Easter egg from our husband or son, Tsar Nicholas II, to mark the holiday. The House of Fabergé was first commissioned to make an egg – the Hen Egg – in 1885 for Tsar Alexander III, who gave it to his wife Maria … Continue reading

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Zara Tindall Takes Rum Expectations Around the Course at Gatcombe Trials

  March 26, 2016 at 4:58 pm by

The weather was decidedly different at the Gatcombe Horse Trials in Gloucestershire today than it was yesterday, the sun being replaced by the wind and light rain as Zara Tindall took to the course on her mount, Rum Expectations, finishing 15th. In the crowd to watch Zara as she competed in cross-country, show jumping and dressage were her husband, Mike Tindall, and their two-year-old daughter Mia. The young one was rugged … Continue reading

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King of Morocco Finishes Tour of Europe Privately in the Netherlands

  March 26, 2016 at 10:20 am by

After spending the past few weeks travelling around Europe, meeting with the Presidents of France, Moscow and the Czech Republic, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has finished his travels in the Netherlands, where he spent yesterday and today in a private capacity. Though he was dressed casually, the King was still recognised by several of his countrymen that live in the Netherlands and was more than happy to pose for photos with them … Continue reading

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The Phillips Girls Enjoy The Sun At Gatcombe Horse Trials

  March 25, 2016 at 2:20 pm by

Savannah and Isla Phillips took advantage of the shining sunlight today while at the Gatcombe Horse Trials in Gloucestershire by enjoying a sweet treat – ice-cream. The two eldest great-grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth sat quietly with their mother, Autumn Phillips, as they watched the event on their grandmother’s estate. Later in the afternoon Princess Anne presented medals to the day’s winning riders.

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Former Prince Gives Interview to Romanian Press

  March 24, 2016 at 10:43 pm by

Nicholas Medforth-Mills, who until August 2015 was a Prince of Romania and third in line to the headship of the house, has given an interview to Ion Cristoiu of EVZ. “I can say that revoking my title was as much a surprise to me as it was for the public,” Nicholas told Cristoiu, also saying there was “never a discussion between me and the King on the subject, before I was … Continue reading

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Philippe and Mathilde Visit Hospital, Attend National Memorial for Attack Victims

  March 24, 2016 at 9:38 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the University Hospital in Leuven to meet with victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attack and the doctors who worked to save their lives. The royal couple spent much more time than planned at the hospital, in the intensive care unit and then in the operating rooms where they were shown metal bomb fragments that were removed from the victims during surgery. Queen … Continue reading

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Happy Maundy Thursday! Queen Marks Day at St George’s Chapel, Windsor

  March 24, 2016 at 6:02 pm by

For the first time since 1959, the Royal Maundy Service took place today – Maundy Thursday – at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, handed out red and white purses filled with coins, the Maundy Money, to 90 men and 90 women who were selected from across the country to recognise their service for their communities and the Church. The red purse this year … Continue reading

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A Royal Visit for the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards at their Scottish Base

  March 24, 2016 at 5:36 pm by

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards had a visit from their Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, the Duke of Kent, today at their base in Scotland. The Duke was given a tour of Leuchars Station, located in Fife, that has been the home base of the regiment since the middle of 2015. The regiment is the only cavalry regiment of Scotland and is the United Kingdom’s lead light cavalry battlegroup. Prince Edward then opened the new mess … Continue reading

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