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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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Princess Mary Pays First Royal Visit to Day Centre Since 1967

  September 14, 2016 at 1:18 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark gave the Strødammen Day Centre in Copenhagen its first royal visitor since 1967 when she visited the facility today. The centre, which provides activity programs, physiotherapy and IT training for adults who have suffered brain damage as a result of a heart attack or stroke, is this year celebrating its 50th anniversary, prompting the visit from the Crown Princess (who is also patron of two related charities: the Danish … Continue reading

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Poll Indicates Japanese Population Support Emperor’s Desire to Step Down

  September 14, 2016 at 4:14 am by

A poll conducted over the weekend by Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun has shown that the majority of those surveyed support legislation changes allowing the nation’s Emperors to be able to abdicate. 76% of the over 2,000 valid responses taken said they believe  an “arrangement should be instituted to allow any emperor to step down” – while the number in favour rose to 91% when asked specifically about the current Emperor, Akihito, being … Continue reading

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The Swedes Attend Opening of Parliament

  September 13, 2016 at 11:08 pm by

The Swedish Parliament was opened for the 2016/2017 session today, with the royal family in attendance at the Riksdaghuset. Arriving by horse drawn carriage, they were greeted by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the Parliamentary Speaker Urban Ahlin. King Carl Gustaf gave a speech during the opening, saying that “we live in a globalised world” and that “it was clearer than ever that what happens outside Sweden also concerns us.” The … Continue reading

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Frilly Letizia Officially Opens the 2016-2017 School Year in Almería

  September 13, 2016 at 7:59 pm by

Queen Letizia today officially opened the 2016-2017 Spanish school year during a visit to the Ginés Morata Centre for Infant and Primary Education in Almería, in Spain’s southeast. The Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque before being given a tour of the centre, which provides education to children between the ages of 3 and 10. She visited the library, special needs classrooms, and the gymnasium. The children happily chatted to and showed … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary at WHO Europe 66th Regional Committee Meeting

  September 13, 2016 at 6:37 pm by

Over the past two days, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has attended the 66th Regional Committee Meeting of World Health Organisation Europe which is being held in Copenhagen this year. Mary gave the opening address of the meeting yesterday, in which she discussed WHO’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the theme of the meeting, and the need to have equality for both sexes: “Girls and women are key to building healthy, prosperous … Continue reading

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Countess Gunnilla Bernadotte af Wisborg Has Died

  September 13, 2016 at 3:33 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced that Countess Gunnilla Bernadotte af Wisborg, aunt of both King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, has passed away at the age of 93. “The Countess was a very much appreciated, close and faithful friend of our family and leaves us in great loss,” a statement from the King said. The Countess passed away yesterday evening, September 12. Countess … Continue reading

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Official Photographs From Prince Alexander’s Christening Released

  September 12, 2016 at 9:18 am by

The official photographs of Prince Alexander with his family and godparents at his christening on Friday have been released today by the Swedish Royal Court. Four photographs taken by Mattias Edwall show the baby Prince with his parents, both sets of grandparents, his four aunts, and his five godparents.  

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