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Swedish Royal Wedding: Throwback Thursday – Victoria and Madeleine’s Weddings

  June 11, 2015 at 9:00 am by

With less than two days to go until the royal wedding in Sweden, let’s take a quick look-back at the weddings of Prince Carl Philip’s sisters, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine. The heir to the throne married Daniel Westling on June 19, 2010 at the Storkyrkan in a ceremony officiated by the Archbishop of Uppsala. The couple’s decade-long courtship was celebrated by over 1,000 guests from across Europe and the … Continue reading

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Where To Watch The Swedish Royal Wedding Online

  June 11, 2015 at 6:00 am by

The wedding between Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Ms Sofia Hellqvist on Saturday, June 13th can be watched live online at the following link: Direct link to SVT’s Prinsbröllopet page Coverage is set to begin online at around 15:00/3pm Stockholm time. The wedding ceremony is scheduled to begin at 16:30/4:30pm. The World Clock can convert these times into your own individual time zone location. Further information, including which television stations in Germany will be airing the wedding, can … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Host Tea For World War Two Veterans

  June 10, 2015 at 8:52 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall hosted an intimate tea at Clarence House this afternoon for veterans from the Battle of Britain Fighter Association. Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla were joined by seven veterans and members of their families for sandwiches, scones and tea. The couple had lengthy chats with the former pilots and aircrew, discussing a number of topics including the changes in helicopters over the decades … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Attends ‘Kids Making Music’ Concert

  June 10, 2015 at 5:37 pm by

Dressed in one of her more questionable outfits, Dutch Queen Máxima today attended the final concert of the ‘Kids Making Music’ program supported by The Oranje Fonds. Over 2,000 school-aged children performed a concert themed around a specially written fairytale. Queen Máxima joined some of the children on stage during the event, praising their efforts. View image | gettyimages.com The ‘Kids Making Music’ program aims to bring together as many … Continue reading

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See You in 100 Days! Prince Harry Launches Rugby Cup Tour

  June 10, 2015 at 3:02 pm by

As the Honorary President of England Rugby 2015, Prince Harry was today present at the launch of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour at Twickenham Stadium. The Prince was joined by rugby legends Jonny Wilkinson and Will Greenwood for the launch. Harry gave a speech during the event, saying that “Rugby is a game built on values – respect, pride, team work and discipline. In 100 days’ time, England … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: A Tiara For Sofia

  June 10, 2015 at 9:00 am by

The most speculated topic regarding Saturday’s upcoming Swedish royal wedding is whether or not Sofia Hellqvist will wear a tiara from the Bernadotte collection, and if so, which one it will be. Let’s take a look at three of the tiaras used at the most recent weddings in the royal family: The tiara most associated with royal weddings in Sweden is the Cameo Tiara, which was worn by Queen Silvia … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Gurkha Anniversary Pageant

  June 9, 2015 at 8:14 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and Prince Harry attended a pageant at the Royal Hospital Chelsea today to celebrate 200 years of Gurkha service to the British Crown. They were joined by the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, for the event. View image | gettyimages.com A large display of battle reenactments and Nepalese cultural displays honoured the Gurkhas, Nepalese soldiers who have served in the … Continue reading

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Polar Music Prize Receives Royal Attendance in Stockholm

  June 9, 2015 at 7:03 pm by

As they do each year, members of the Swedish Royal Family were present at the Polar Music Prize this afternoon at the Stockholm Concert Hall. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel dressed in their finest and walked the blue carpet upon arrival to the event, the King being his usual self and rushed past the media to get inside. View image | gettyimages.com The … Continue reading

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President of Paraguay Lunches With Spanish King

  June 9, 2015 at 4:35 pm by

The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes Jara, is currently on an official visit to Spain, and he was guest of honour at a luncheon hosted by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia at the Royal Palace in Madrid today. During the lunch, King Felipe delivered a speech in which he praised the current relationship between Spain and Paraguay, as well as Paraguay’s work in developing their nation, and said that … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cornwall Unveils Winston Churchill Memorials

  June 9, 2015 at 2:06 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall headed west to Oxfordshire today to unveil new memorials to Britain’s wartime Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. She first unveiled a stained glass window designed by Emma Blount at St Martin’s Church in Bladon that bares images associated with Churchill. The Duchess also laid a small bouquet of flowers on the grave of Churchill and his wife Clementine in the church’s graveyard. View image | gettyimages.com Afterwards, Camilla travelled to nearby … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: Who Will Dress The Bride?

  June 9, 2015 at 9:00 am by

There is less than five days to go until Sofia Hellqvist marries Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip, and one of the hot topics of discussion as we get down to the wire is what will the bride be wearing? And who will have been chosen to design her gown? Here are some of the designers who might have made the cut! Ida Sjöstedt: For her first gala event as a royal fiancé, Sofia … Continue reading

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First The Queen, Now Prince Harry! Lady Gaga Continues Completing Her Royal Collection

  June 8, 2015 at 10:19 pm by

She met Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Variety Performance in 2009, and now Lady Gaga has met Prince Harry. The duo were introduced at the Royal Albert Hall this evening, where the American singer gave a jazz concert alongside the legendary Tony Bennett. The concert was held in aid of WellChild, one of the Prince’s charities. “We think you are fantastic,” Lady Gaga said to Harry as they posed for … Continue reading

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Memorial Mass For Prince Kardam Held in Madrid

  June 8, 2015 at 7:39 pm by

A memorial mass for the late Prince Kardam of Bulgaria was held this afternoon in Madrid. The San Jerónimo el Real Church was full of family and friends of the late Prince, who died on April 7, for the mass officiated by Archbishop Antonii, the representative of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Western Europe. Princess Miriam, Prince Boris and Prince Beltran (the widow and sons of Prince Kardam) and King Simeon … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Couple Visit Villeroy & Boch

  June 8, 2015 at 4:28 pm by

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa paid a visit to ceramic maker Villeroy & Boch today in Septfontaines, where the company used to have a factory. At Château de Septfontaines, the Grand Ducal Couple met with three winners of the ‘Design Challenge’ that has been implemented by Villeroy & Boch and Luxinnovation, the national agency for research and innovation in the tiny European nation. The three winners – Anne Kieffer, Trixi … Continue reading

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Princess Anne Reopens Lincoln Castle

  June 8, 2015 at 3:14 pm by

The Princess Royal today reopened Lincoln Castle in Lincolnshire and viewed their exhibition on the Magna Carta. A crowd of around 2,500 were invited to attend the event, where the Princess unveiled a plaque to commemorate the reopening in the castle’s East Wing. Princess Anne then was shown around the castle walls – which had been restored meaning the public can now access more of the castle than before – and toured … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: A Profile of the Last Duchess of Värmland

  June 8, 2015 at 9:00 am by

When she marries Prince Carl Philip on Saturday, Sofia Hellqivst will become the Duchess of Värmland. In the lead-up to the wedding, the TRF Blog has profiled the last woman who held that title, Victoria of Baden. Born on August 7, 1862 in Karlsruhe, Princess Victoria was the only daughter of Friedrich I, Grand Duke of Baden and Princess Louise of Prussia. She had two brothers, Friedrich II and Prince Ludwig. … Continue reading

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Unveiling of New King Olav V Statue in Oslo

  June 7, 2015 at 9:46 pm by

The entire Norwegian Royal Family was present today for the unveiling of a new statue of the late King Olav V in the City Hall Square in Oslo. King Harald and Princess Astrid, two of King Olav’s three children, were given the honour of officially unveiling the statue, “Male and Monument”, designed by Olav Orud. Olav V is portrayed in civilian attire, standing in front of a dias to represent him … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of Empress Carlota of Mexico

  June 7, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Princess Charlotte of Belgium, the woman who would become the only Empress of the Second Mexican Empire, was born 175 years ago. She was born at the Royal Palace of Laeken as the only daughter of Leopold I of the Belgians and his second wife, Louise of Orléans, on June 7, 1840. She was baptised Marie Charlotte Amélie Augustine Victoire Clémentine Léopoldine, with Charlotte designated as the name she would be known as, … Continue reading

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Princess Isabella Baptises Ferry in Samsø

  June 6, 2015 at 11:35 pm by

It was a mother-daughter day for Crown Princess Mary and Princess Isabella today on the island of Samsø, where the eight-year-old undertook her first official engagement, the baptism of a ferry boat named M/F Prinsesse Isabella. A large crowd of locals came out to welcome the royal pair at their first stop, Sælvig Harbour, where Princess Isabella sent a bottle of cranberry juice made from island berries flying into the ferry boat’s … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Mark Armed Forces Day

  June 6, 2015 at 11:15 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain attended the military parade marking Armed Forces Day this afternoon at the Plaza de la Lealtad (Plaza of Loyalty) in Madrid. King Felipe first laid a wreath in the plaza in memory of soldiers who have given their lives for Spain and inspected the guard of honour before he and Queen Letizia watched the parade. Over 500 members of the five branches of the Spanish … Continue reading

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