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Swedish Prince Named Nicolas Paul Gustaf

  June 17, 2015 at 11:08 am by

King Carl XVI Gustaf has revealed the name of his newborn grandson, son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, during a cabinet meeting held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm a short time ago. Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf has also been given the title Duke of Ångermanland by his grandfather. The newborn Prince was born on Monday afternoon and is the second child of Princess Madeleine and Mr O’Neill. He is … Continue reading

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New Photos of Luxembourg’s Young Princes

  June 17, 2015 at 8:49 am by

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has released a series of new photographs of Princes Gabriel and Noah. The photographs also feature the boys’ parents, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, and show the family in a variety of combinations in an outdoor setting. Prince Louis is the third son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, and the two young princes – aged 9 and 7 – are … Continue reading

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Royal Ascot Kicks Off For 2015

  June 16, 2015 at 7:20 pm by

One of the summer’s longstanding royal events, Royal Ascot, kicked off today at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh led the charge of British royals present for the first day, joined in their carriage by Prince Harry and the Duke of York for the procession onto the course. The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Beatrice, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and … Continue reading

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Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna Visits Patrol Ship

  June 16, 2015 at 5:06 pm by

Russian Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, one of the claimants to the headship of the House of Romanov, today paid a visit to a patrol ship in Kaliningrad. View image | gettyimages.com The ‘Yaroslav the Wise’ patrol ship belongs to the Russian Navy and has been used in operational service in the Baltic Sea. Maria Vladimirovna, who met with sailors during her visit, was joined by a Russian Orthodox priest who blessed … Continue reading

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First Pictures of Sweden’s Baby Prince

  June 16, 2015 at 2:53 pm by

The first photographs of Sweden’s newborn Prince, the son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, have been released by the royal court. In the photos, the infant – born on Monday afternoon – is contently asleep, wearing a grey romper and a white shirt. View image | gettyimages.com The court also announced that a cabinet meeting with King Carl Gustaf, Crown Princess Victoria and the government will take place tomorrow, … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Meets With Michelle Obama

  June 16, 2015 at 10:43 am by

Prince Harry welcomed the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, to Kensington Palace for a quick meeting earlier today. The duo spoke about their “shared interest in support for veterans and their families” over tea, as well as the Let Girls Learn education initiative for adolescent girls around the world that Mrs Obama has orchestrated. View image | gettyimages.com Also attending the meeting were the Obama daughters, Malia and … Continue reading

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Norwegian Crown Prince Couple Host Soccer Game At Skaugum

  June 15, 2015 at 8:05 pm by

For the second year, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit hosted a football match at their home, Skaugum. The ‘friendly’ was played between Team Skaugum and the Brane Tigers, a team of players who have intellectual disabilities and first represented Norway at the 2003 Special Olympics. Team Skaugum – who lost 4-3 – was made up of the Crown Prince Couple and two of their children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Gives Birth To A Son

  June 15, 2015 at 8:44 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has just announced that Princess Madeleine has given birth to her second child, a son. The infant was born today, June 15, at 13:45 local time in Stockholm. Both mother and child are doing well according to the press release. Princess Madeleine gave birth at the Danderyd Hospital, her chosen place for delivery. It is likely she and her son will remain in hospital overnight. A press … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène Opens Monte Carlo TV Festival

  June 14, 2015 at 7:49 am by

Princess Charlène of Monaco yesterday opened the 55th Monte Carlo TV Festival at the Grimaldi Forum. View image | gettyimages.com On the red carpet, the Princess posed with several celebrities attending the event, including the stars of Empire, Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. View image | gettyimages.com During the event, Princess Charlène – in a black cocktail dress – presented the Crystal Nymph trophy to Patricia Arquette for her television work.

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Swedish Royal Wedding: The Guests

  June 14, 2015 at 2:40 am by

Yesterday’s royal wedding in Sweden saw a number of royal ladies don evening gowns and tiaras in celebration. Typically, what the guests wore was a large discussion point, so here is a run-down of the dresses that graced the coral carpet. (We will be having a ‘Best Dressed Royal Guest’ poll in the Fashion Forum shortly, so keep an eye out for that!) Mother of the groom Queen Silvia went for … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: The Bridal Gown

  June 13, 2015 at 10:45 pm by

Sofia Hellqvist became HRH Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland today, let’s take a look at the bridal gown she chose for her big day. The gown was designed by Ida Sjöstedt, who was widely tipped to be given the honour in the lead-up to the wedding. Made of crepe-silk with Italian double organza, it also featured a lace-covered bodice with a wide v-neckline and full-length sleeves. José María Ruiz created the lace … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: Cortège and Reception

  June 13, 2015 at 9:54 pm by

Following their wedding ceremony, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia went out to the side of the Royal Palace of Stockholm next to the Palace Chapel to greet the well-wishers who had gathered there, before boarding a horse-drawn carriage to drive through the streets of the Swedish capital. The newlyweds travelled the route, lined with soldiers from the Swedish Armed Forces, in the Parade Barouche, which was also used at the weddings … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: The Ceremony

  June 13, 2015 at 12:59 pm by

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist have been married in a ceremony at the Royal Palace of Stockholm’s Palace Chapel this afternoon. After their guests walked the coral carpet through the palace courtyard, Prince Carl Philip made his entrance with his best man, Jan-Åke Hansson, one of his oldest friends from boarding school. The Prince and Mr Hansson bowed three times before stepping up to the altar to await … Continue reading

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British Royal Family Celebrate Trooping The Colour

  June 13, 2015 at 9:11 am by

The British Royal Family has come out to celebrate Trooping the Colour, the military ceremony that marks the sovereign’s official birthday. Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh in the Ascot Landau for the ride to Horse Guards Parade from Buckingham Palace. The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry followed in the second carriage, while the Duke of York and his daughters, Princess Beatrice … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: Pre-Wedding Dinner

  June 12, 2015 at 8:31 pm by

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia hosted a pre-wedding dinner for tomorrow’s bridal couple, Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist. Guests began arriving at Quay 16, Strandvägen around 5pm to board the S/S Stockholm which took them to the secret location of the dinner, which turned out to be the Bergrummet, the Skeppsholmen Caverns. View image | gettyimages.com The bride-to-be wore a sky blue evening gown from Zuhair Murad, which featured … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: Location, Location, Location

  June 12, 2015 at 9:00 am by

Less than a day to go everyone! Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist will marry tomorrow afternoon at the Royal Palace of Stockholm’s Palace Chapel. Ahead of the nuptials, here is a quick rundown of the locations that will be taking centre stage. The Palace Chapel The chapel located in the southern end of the Royal Palace complex is the third one built on the Palace grounds, the one prior to … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Heads to Milan for Expo 2015

  June 12, 2015 at 8:04 am by

The Queen of the Belgians flew into Milan, Italy this morning to visit Expo Milano 2015. She was greeted at the airport by dignitaries before heading over to the exposition site just outside the city where she was shown around the Belgian Pavilion, which highlights the country’s “environmental sustainability, technological innovation and national identity”, to mark Belgian Day. The theme of this year’s exposition is ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ and … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: Confirmed Guests

  June 12, 2015 at 4:03 am by

With the wedding less than 24 hours away, the Swedish Royal Court has published the official guest list for tomorrow’s ceremony. The whole Swedish Royal Family will be present, including the King’s four sisters and their families. Queen Silvia’s family, the Sommerlaths, will also be out in force, as will the Hellqvists. From the foreign royal houses, we have: Belgium: Queen Mathilde Denmark: Queen Margrethe II, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess … Continue reading

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Infanta Cristina Stripped of Palma de Mallorca Dukedom

  June 12, 2015 at 2:56 am by

King Felipe VI of Spain has stripped his sister, Infanta Cristina, of her royal dukedom. A spokesperson for the royal court confirmed the news last night: “The Official Journal of the state will tomorrow publish a royal decree by which His Majesty the King will revoke the use of the title of Duchess of Palma de Mallorca by Her Royal Highness the Infanta Cristina.” View image | gettyimages.com A royal … Continue reading

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Prince William Speaks at Jewish Care 25th Anniversary Dinner

  June 11, 2015 at 8:31 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge attended a dinner held at Alexandra Palace tonight to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jewish Care, a health and social care organisation serving the Jewish community. During the event, Prince William met with Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and chatted with a number of people involved in the charity, including residents who live at the Jewish Care homes. View image | gettyimages.com “The results of your commitment to one … Continue reading

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