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Four Generations: A New Photo to Mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

  April 19, 2016 at 9:09 pm by

A new photograph of showing four generations of the Windsor line has been released by Buckingham Palace, ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday on Thursday. Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George (who is standing on a set of blocks to make him around the same height as his seated relatives) flank the Queen as her three direct heirs, all four wearing shades of blue and white. The photo, … Continue reading

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A New Prince for Sweden! Princess Sofia Gives Birth

  April 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced that Princess Sofia gave birth to her and Prince Carl Philip’s first child – a son – this evening at 6:25pm local time. The infant Prince, whose name will be announced during a cabinet meeting Thursday morning, was born at the Danderyd Hospital weighing 3.59kg. Both mother and son are doing well. Prince Carl Philip met with the media a short time ago at the hospital … Continue reading

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How Fetching You Look in Fluro! Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit Help Waste Collectors

  April 19, 2016 at 4:14 pm by

Norway’s Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit today paid a visit to Sandefjord in the south of Norway to help assist in the mission to become the cleanest city in the country. After meeting with the Sandefjord Waste Clearing Team, the two royal ladies were given their own fluro vests to wear as they pitched in with the cleaning effort. “It’s a wonderful initiative of the volunteers,” Crown Princess Mette-Marit said of … Continue reading

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A Wedding To Remember: Sixty Years Since Prince Rainier Married Grace Kelly

  April 19, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Described as “an incredible affair” that “left such a mark on people” by Monaco’s Prince Albert II, today marks the sixtieth anniversary of the marriage of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Hollywood actress Grace Kelly. The elaborate religious wedding ceremony that took place on April 19, 1956 at the Cathédrale de Monaco has gone down as one of the most famous weddings of the 20th century that was watched live … Continue reading

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Happy 76th Birthday Farmor! Queen Margrethe Celebrates Surrounded by Family

  April 16, 2016 at 8:46 am by

The Queen of Denmark was surrounded by her eight grandchildren today as she celebrated her 76th birthday with a traditional balcony appearance at Amalienborg. To the cheers of the awaiting crowd, Queen Margrethe (in a bright blue dress and coat – she is a big fan of this shade it seems) stepped out on to the central balcony with her husband, Prince Henrik, as her two sons – Frederik and … Continue reading

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Iconic Photo Replay? William and Kate Visit The Taj Mahal

  April 16, 2016 at 8:01 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited India’s most well-known monuments, the Taj Mahal, today and recreated the iconic photograph of the Duke’s mother, Diana Princess of Wales, sitting in front of the monument – though this time, the royal visitors had happy smiles on their faces. William and Kate posed for the press on the same marble bench the late Princess sat in back in 1992, with the magnificent … Continue reading

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Bhutan’s Infant Prince Receives A Name

  April 16, 2016 at 5:17 am by

The infant Bhutanese Prince, who was born on February 5 as the first child of King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema, has been named today in an official naming ceremony at the Punakha Dzong. His name has been announced as Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. Prince Jigme Namgyel’s naming day was chosen as April 16 as it is the death anniversary of Zhandrung Kuchoe,  and this year is also the 400th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Jaunty Chapeau for Anne

  April 15, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Rocking a black fedora and a lilac military-style coat, Princess Anne attended the parade of the Royal Armoured Corps at Bovington Camp in Dorset on April 15, 1971.

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A Six-Hour Hike? Not a Royal Problem for William and Kate While in Bhutan

  April 15, 2016 at 8:37 am by

Completing a six-hour, five-mile long hike up to the Tiger’s Nest monastery in Bhutan, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were both awed by the natural beauty of the region. “I feel very lucky and fortunate to see such beautiful scenery,” Kate said during a brief press meeting at the conclusion the hike, while William agreed, saying that while “it was quite tough on the way up…this is absolutely stunning.” … Continue reading

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Mexican Presidential Couple Enjoy Second Day in Denmark

  April 14, 2016 at 10:54 pm by

On the second day of their visit to Denmark, President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and his wife Angélica Rivera spent part of the day apart, attending engagements with the Crown Prince and Princess. Crown Princess Mary and Mrs Rivera, both wearing cream coloured outfits (though Mary had a navy blue dress underneath her coat), visited the Ådalen kindergarten where Mrs Rivera was informed about the anti-bullying program instigated by The Mary Foundation. … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Sees Exhibition Through The Eyes of Google Cardboard

  April 14, 2016 at 9:23 pm by

Dressed in a pale pink leopard print skirt and matching blouse, Queen Mathilde today paid a visit to the Fine Arts Museum in Brussels. The purpose of the visit was to see the exhibition “From Floris to Rubens” that showcases drawings by the artists. The Queen was shown around the exhibition by its curator, Stefaan Hautekeete. She also tried out the new Google Cardboard Viewer, which has been designed to … Continue reading

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Jungle Fever: Marie-Chantal Takes Her Boys To Movie Premiere

  April 14, 2016 at 10:13 am by

It was a family affair last night as Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal took their four sons to the European premiere of The Jungle Book. Walking the red carpet at BMI IMAX in London, the four boys – Constantine Alexios, Achileas Andreas, Odysseus Kimon and Aristdes-Stavros – were all smartly dressed in jeans, shirts and blazers (or a trench coat and fedora for the youngest of the quartet). Only … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik Gives Up ‘Prince Consort’ Title As Part of Retirement

  April 14, 2016 at 9:56 am by

A few of our eagle-eyed members noticed yesterday that Prince Henrik was referred to as ‘Prins Henrik’ not his former means of address ‘Prinsgemal’ (Prince Consort) on his biography page on the Danish Royal Family’s official website, and on the guest list for last night’s Mexican state visit gala. And it is indeed true, as confirmed by the Court’s Head of Communications, Lene Balleby, to TV2 this morning. “Prince Henrik in … Continue reading

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Meet the King and Queen of Bhutan

  April 14, 2016 at 8:51 am by

Leaving India this morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met with the King and Queen of Bhutan as they arrived in the tiny mountain nation on a two-day visit. At the Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu, William and Kate took part in a chipdrel with King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema – both wearing traditional Bhutanese dress. A chipdrel is the country’s traditional welcoming procession. The two couples had a brief … Continue reading

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Mary and Marie in Matching Red Gowns and Diamonds For Mexican State Visit Gala

  April 13, 2016 at 9:18 pm by

Denmark’s two leading Princesses were more like twins this evening as they attended a gala banquet hosted by Queen Margrethe for the visiting President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto. Crown Princess Mary wore a red chiffon gown with a tiered skirt from Jesper Høvring and her new antique diamond tiara, while Princess Marie also went for red and diamonds – her floral diamond wedding tiara and a simple red evening dress with a … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Have a Day Full of Nature and Animals in India

  April 13, 2016 at 6:49 pm by

It was a day full of nature and conservation for the Cambridges as they embarked on day four of their tour of India. The couple first went on a drive through the Kaziranga National Park, where they stayed the night, seeing a number of different animal and bird species. Kate had her own camera with her in the SUV and was seen taking shots on a number of occasions through … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Dons Leather Culottes For Audience with National Fashion Winners

  April 13, 2016 at 11:24 am by

As she greeted this year’s winners of the National Fashion Awards at Zarzuela Palace for an audience today, Queen Letizia opted to show off her fashionable side by wearing a pair of black leather culottes. The culottes, from Spanish brand Uterqüe, were paired with a black and white printed blouse and a bright red blazer. The pants were first worn back in February, and they still aren’t a favourite of this … Continue reading

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New Photograph of Belgium’s Royal Children

  April 13, 2016 at 7:54 am by

The Belgian Royal Court today released a new photograph featuring the four children of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore pose with the family dog in front of the Royal Greenhouses at Laeken Palace. Het Belgische koningshuis heeft een nieuwe foto van de 4 kinderen van koning Filip en koningin Mathilde vrijgegeven pic.twitter.com/R97Iy3qAd2 — Vorsten (@VorstenNL) April 13, 2016

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Green Lace and Red Patterns for Kate on Third Day in India

  April 12, 2016 at 8:26 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge had three outfit changes on her third day in India, as she and her husband William spent the day in New Delhi and Kaziranga. First up was a red printed floor-length dress trimmed with navy from Glamorous, worn as the couple visited one of the centres of the Salaam Baalak Trust, which aids street children that no longer have a home. William and Kate spoke with some … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit Visits Tanzania with UNAIDS

  April 12, 2016 at 4:32 pm by

As one of the United Nations’ International Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has been on a trip to Tanzania to see the work made in reducing the transmission of HIV. PÅ FELTBESØK I AFRIKA @CrownPrincessMM var i dag på et hemmelig feltbesøk i Tanzania. #UNAIDS #Kongebloggen #royals pic.twitter.com/s3xFFrvL8b — Kjell Arne Totland (@TV2KjellArne) April 12, 2016 Mette-Marit, dressed simply in a pair of beige pants and the traditional red … Continue reading

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