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Spanish Royals Pose For The Media Ahead of Summer Vacation in Mallorca

  July 31, 2017 at 6:27 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain along with their two daughters, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia, had their annual summer photo session at Marivent Palace on the island of Palma de Mallorca on Monday. The family of four met the waiting media in the courtyard of the Palace, posing for photographs with the Palace’s sandstone walls providing a lovely backdrop. Both Leonor and Sofia wore flowy smock dresses – … Continue reading

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Prince Sverre Magnus Breaks Ankle During Summer Holiday

  July 31, 2017 at 6:18 pm by

Norway’s Prince Sverre Magnus has suffered a bicycle accident while on holiday in Dvergsøya, the island in Kristiansandsfjorden where the Crown Princely Family spends part of their summer holidays each year.  “I can confirm that Prince Sverre Magnus has broken his ankle after being unlucky when he was riding a bike,” the Royal Court’s Assistant Communications Manager, Sven Gjeruldsen, confirmed to VG over the weekend. No other details were given.

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On This Day: Death of Otto – A Greek King, A Bavarian Prince

  July 26, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Today is the 150th anniversary of the death of Otto, the Bavarian Prince who reigned as King of the Hellenes from 1832 to 1862. Prince Otto Friedrich Ludwig of Bavaria was born on June 1, 1815 at Mirabell Palace in Salzburg; his parents were the future King of Bavaria, Ludwig I, and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. In 1832, after Greece gained independence from the Ottoman Empire, the Great Powers (Great Britain, France and … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Awarded The Bavarian Order of Merit

  July 24, 2017 at 4:49 pm by

Sweden’s Queen Silvia was awarded with the Bavarian Order of Merit on Monday in a ceremony at the Prinz-Carl-Palais in Munich. The Order was presented by Bavaria’s Ministerpräsident Horst Seehofer, who decided to honour the Queen with the Order because of her “international social commitment and special connection to Bavaria”. Queen Silvia – who was joined at the ceremony by King Carl XVI Gustaf as well as Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula … Continue reading

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Windsor100: Monarch Profile – Elizabeth II

  July 23, 2017 at 3:30 am by

Monarch: Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom Full Name: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Reign: February 6, 1952 – present Coronation: June 2, 1953 Date and Place of Birth: April 21, 1926 – 17 Brunton Street, Mayfair, London Parents: George VI of the United Kingdom and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Spouse: Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten (The Duke of Edinburgh) Children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex Five Facts about Her Majesty – She is the … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Abdeen Palace

  July 23, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Location: Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt Built: 1863 to 1872 Architect: De Curel Del Rosso and Rousseau of France Commissioned By: Isma’il Pasha, Khedive of Egypt and Sudan Style: Neoclassical Rooms: Approximately 500 On The Palace Grounds: Several museums are housed within the Palace – the Museum of Arms, the Presidential Gifts Museum, the Documents Museum, the Decorations and Medals Hall, and the Royal Silverware Museum Current Owner: The Egyptian State Current Use: Official residence and main workplace of H.E. The President of … Continue reading

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New Photos As Denmark’s Prince Felix Turns Fifteen

  July 22, 2017 at 2:50 am by

Prince Felix of Denmark, the younger son of Prince Joachim and his first wife the Countess of Frederiksborg, today celebrates his fifteenth birthday. To mark the day, the Danish Royal Court has released a series of photographs of the birthday boy and his elder brother, Prince Nikolai. The three photos were taken by favourite court photographer Steen Brogaard. The Prince is eight in line to the Danish throne.

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A Toothy Grin For Prince George Ahead of His Birthday

  July 21, 2017 at 10:36 pm by

Kensington Palace has released this evening a new portrait of Prince George to mark his fourth birthday tomorrow. The young prince is shown at his home, Kensington Palace, smiling broadly for the camera. Chris Jackson took the photo last month. “The Duke and Duchess are delighted to share a new official portrait of Prince George to mark his 4th birthday tomorrow. TRH are very pleased to share this lovely picture, and would … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Family Celebrates National Day

  July 21, 2017 at 6:41 pm by

The Royal Family of Belgium was out in force on Friday to help the country celebrate its National Day. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were joined by their four children – Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore – for a Te Deum service at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels, while Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attended a service in Leuven, and Prince Laurent … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène Presents Medals At IAAF Diamond League ‘Herculis’ Leg

  July 21, 2017 at 6:10 pm by

The Prince and Princess of Monaco were present on Friday for the Herculis athletics meet at the Stade Louis II. The meet is one of the IAAF Diamond League legs held each year. Princess Charlène – cutting a formidable figure in an apple green single-shouldered maxi dress paired with an intricate multi-coloured bead necklace – was tasked with presenting medals to several of the day’s winning athletes, including Wayde Van Niekerk from … Continue reading

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An ‘Iron’ Peacock: Princess Alexandra Opens Hospital’s New Theatre and Oncology Building

  July 21, 2017 at 1:57 pm by

Princess Alexandra of Kent as on hand Friday for the official opening of the new theatre and oncology building at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS in Oswestry, Shropshire. The Princess was given a tour of the new facility, which cost £15.1 million to fit-out, meeting with staff who will work there. She also presented the first  Dame Agnes Hunt Nursing Medal to Sister Glenna Hardy. Afterwards, it was out into the … Continue reading

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Bringing Out The Brights: Pink and Red For Mathilde and Astrid At Belgian National Day Concert

  July 20, 2017 at 7:12 pm by

On Thursday evening, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were joined by Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz for the traditional concert held by the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition to mark the beginning of National Day festivities. The two couples attended the concert by the National Orchestra of Belgium and Ji Young Lim, the winner of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition for Violin at the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles. Queen Mathilde wore a … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik Undergoes Groin, Pelvis Surgery

  July 17, 2017 at 10:10 pm by

The Danish Royal Court announced on Monday that Prince Henrik has undergone surgery on his groin and pelvis, where balloon stents were placed in pulmonary arteries in the area which were blocked. The operation took place at Skejby Hospital in Aarhus. Prince Henrik is expected to be released on Wednesday. The Court had previously announced Thursday that he had been hospitalised for treatment on a leg infection.

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Willem-Alexander and Máxima Attend Dedication of MH17 Memorial in Vijfhuizen

  July 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm by

The King and Queen of The Netherlands were present on Monday for the dedication ceremony of a memorial forest in memory of the 298 people killed in the MH17 disaster. July 17 was the third anniversary of the disaster. The memorial consists of a ‘forest’ of 298 trees, one for each of the victims, planted in the formation of a ribbon. A silver nameplate stands at the base of each tree, bearing … Continue reading

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A New Portrait On Her 70th Birthday For The Duchess of Cornwall

  July 17, 2017 at 6:41 am by

The Duchess of Cornwall celebrates her seventieth birthday today, and Clarence House has released a new portrait of the Duchess with the Prince of Wales to mark the occasion. Mario Testino shot the snap, taken in May in Clarence House’s Morning Room. Camilla was born in 1947 as the eldest child of Major Bruce Shand and The Hon. Rosalind Cubitt. She married Andrew Parker-Bowles in 1973; they had two children – … Continue reading

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A Danish Summer Photo Session…In The Rain

  July 16, 2017 at 3:52 pm by

The dour weather was not going to stop Denmark’s Queen Margrethe and the Crown Princely Family from stepping through the gates of Gråsten Palace on Sunday to receive the procession of the Gråsten Ringrider Association. Instead, to keep the rain away, the family brought out their rain coats. For Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and their children, that meant puffer jackets in blacks and blues. But for Queen Margrethe, it meant … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Windsor Castle

  July 16, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Location: Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom Built: 1070-1086 (original), 1165-1179 (expansion – royal apartments), 1240–1263 (expansion – Lower Ward buildings), 1350-1383 (expansion), 1475-1528 (St George’s Chapel), 1675-1683 (restoration), 1760s-1811 (renovations), 1824-1828 (expansion) Architects: William of Wykeham (expansion – Lower Ward buildings), Hugh May (restoration), James Wyatt (renovations), Sir Jeffry Wyatville (expansion) Commissioned By: William the Conquerer (original), Henry II (expansion), Henry III (Lower Ward buildings), Edward III (expansion), Edward IV (St George’s Chapel), Charles II (restoration), George … Continue reading

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Windsor100: Monarch Profile – George VI

  July 16, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Our third Windsor Monarchs profile looks at King George VI, Britain’s wartime King and the father of the current British monarch. Monarch: George VI of the United Kingdom Full Name: Albert Frederick Arthur George Reign: December 11, 1936 – February 6, 1952 Coronation: May 12, 1937 Date and Place of Birth: December 14, 1895 – York Cottage, Norfolk Date and Place of Death: February 6, 1952 – Sandringham House, Norfolk Parents: George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck Spouse: Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Children: Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Vamos Garbi! King Juan Carlos Watches As Spaniard Is Crowned Wimbledon Champion

  July 15, 2017 at 5:40 pm by

King Juan Carlos I of Spain was seated in the Royal Box of Centre Court at Wimbledon on Saturday, to watched his compatriot Garbiñe Muguruza claim the women’s singles title. Following Muguruza’s 7-5, 6-0 defeat of American Venus Williams, the King met up with the new champion inside the clubrooms to offer personal congratulations. The Duke of Kent, as President of the All England Club, had presented the trophies to both … Continue reading

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Birthday Celebrations of Crown Princess Victoria Continue In Solliden

  July 15, 2017 at 3:29 pm by

After a day of celebrations yesterday in both Stockholm and Oland, the Crown Princess of Sweden today celebrated with the people at Solliden Palace, welcoming dozens of members of the public into the Palace grounds to mark the occasion as the Royal Family does each year. Victoria was joined by her husband, Prince Daniel, their two children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, and her parents, the King and Queen in … Continue reading

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