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Felipe and Letizia Visit The Museo Nacional del Prado

  June 19, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia paid a visit to the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid on Monday, joining a group of schoolchildren for viewings of several pieces of art as part of ‘The Art of Educating’ program run by the Museum. Among the paintings the royal couple viewed were Diego Velazquez’s Las Medians and Fra Angelico’s La Anunciación. The program is run in conjunction with the La Caixa Foundation, in different … Continue reading

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Bold And Beautiful: Charlène Dons Bright Red Maxi Dress For TV Soap Reception

  June 19, 2017 at 2:37 pm by

The Princess of Monaco looked fabulous in a red flowing maxi dress on Sunday as she and Prince Albert attended a reception celebrating the 30th anniversary of American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. Working perfectly with Charlène’s tall physique, the dress featured a deep v-neckline which was the backdrop for a pearl cross necklace. The Princess and her husband posed for photos with some of the soap’s cast members, as … Continue reading

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Prince Frederik Attends Team Danmark Donation Hand-Over

  June 19, 2017 at 11:10 am by

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was present on Monday at the Bagsværd Rostadion as Team Danmark received a donation of 50million DKK from the Salling Foundation to assist in their preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The donation will allow Team Danmark to “make targeted investments and develop set-up, methods and materials” which will give the country’s athletes “decisive margins in the fight for medals” according to the Team’s president, … Continue reading

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On This Day: Execution of Mexican Emperor Maximilian

  June 19, 2017 at 4:00 am by

150 years ago, the Second Mexican Empire’s only ruler – Maximilian I – was executed by firing squad at the Cerro de las Campanas in Querétaro City. He had reigned for just over three years. The 34-year-old Emperor had been captured by Republican forces, led by President Benito Juárez, who took the City on May 15 after several months of civil war between the two sides. Maximilian’s reign from the beginning had not received support … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Vendôme Turns Forty

  June 19, 2017 at 3:00 am by

The Duchess of Vendôme today celebrates her fortieth birthday. She was born as Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart in Vienna in 1977 to parents of Spanish and Austro-Hungarian ancestry. In March 2009, Philomena civilly wed Prince Jean of Orléans, Duke of Vendôme ahead of a religious ceremony that May. Philomena and Jean have four children: Gaston, Antoinette, Louise-Marguerite, and Joseph. They live in Dreux, France.

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Queen Margrethe Hosts Lunch For Visiting Japanese Crown Prince

  June 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm by

On Sunday, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark hosted a private luncheon at Fredensborg Palace for a special guest: the visiting Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan. The heir to the Japanese throne – who is set to become Emperor within the next three years after a law was passed to allow his father to abdicate – was greeted on the Palace steps by the Queen, as well as Crown Prince Frederik … Continue reading

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Fun Florals For Her Majesty At Cartier Queen’s Cup Polo Final

  June 18, 2017 at 3:10 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh enjoyed a day at the polo on Sunday, as they attended the final of the Cartier Queen’s Cup at Guards Polo Club in Windsor Great Park. Her Majesty was perfectly decked out for the sunny weather England has been having in recent days, wearing a lilac frock with a multi-coloured floral print and matching hat. She presented the winner’s trophy to the RH Polo … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Buckingham Palace

  June 18, 2017 at 4:30 am by

The East Front of Buckingham Palace during the 2009 Trooping the Colour Location: City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom Built: 1702-1705 (original – Buckingham House); 1826-1837 (expansion); 1847 (expansion – East Front) Architect: Captain William Winde (original); John Nash and Edward Blore (expansion) Commissioned By: John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby (original); George IV of the United Kingdom (expansion); Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Albert, Prince Consort (expansion) Style: French Neo-Classical … Continue reading

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A New Granddaughter for Princess Basma bint Talal

  June 18, 2017 at 1:48 am by

Jordan’s Princess Basma bint Talal has become a grandmother for the sixth time, announcing on social media her younger son has welcomed his first child. “My son Saad and his wife Zeina were blessed today by the arrival of their daughter, Basma. As her grandmother, I am completely overjoyed,” the Princess said in the announcement, which featured a photo of herself with her new granddaughter. The infant was born on Saturday. She … Continue reading

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Princess Maria Olympia Walks Dolce & Gabbana In Milan

  June 17, 2017 at 10:22 pm by

On the runway of Dolce & Gabbana’s fashion show for Milan Men’s Fashion Week on Saturday was Princess Maria Olympia of Greece. The 20-year-old daughter of Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and his wife Marie-Chantal wore a white negligee-style minidress and an khaki bomber jacket for her walk down the runway. Maria Olympia joined Lady Amelia Windsor and a host of other ‘It Girls’ recently in Palermo for a photo shoot … Continue reading

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Trooping the Colour Celebrated On A Sunny London Day

  June 17, 2017 at 4:13 pm by

The official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II was celebrated on Saturday, and London kept up the glorious weather it has been having lately for the Trooping the Colour event. Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh began the day with a minute’s silence in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace, in honour of the victims of this week’s Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. They were then joined by members of the Royal … Continue reading

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Queen Sonja Opens Ninth Momentum Biennial

  June 17, 2017 at 1:59 pm by

At the Punkt Ø in Moss on Saturday, Queen Sonja was present for the official opening of the Momentum 9 – Nordic Art Biennial, an exhibition of contemporary art which is currently in its ninth year. The Queen saw art works in the Galleri F15 and Momentum Kunsthall galleries during her visit. This year, the exhibition is showcasing artwork under the theme ‘alienation’. It will run until October 11. Dronningen var i dag med på … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Naruhito’s Second Day In Denmark

  June 16, 2017 at 6:10 pm by

Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito joined Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik at the Kastellet in Copenhagen this morning, where they laid wreaths in honour of fallen Danish soldiers. After lunch, the two heirs opened a new exhibition ‘Japan in the Royal Palace’ at the Amalienborg Museum, which is made up of items the Danish Royal Family have received during visits to Japan over the years. At Copenhagen’s Playhouse in the evening a … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth, Prince William Visit Community Affected By Grenfell Tower Fire

  June 16, 2017 at 11:27 am by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Cambridge have paid a visit to the Westway Sports Centre in west London today, which has been turned into a makeshift refuge for the now-homeless residents of Grenfell Tower that was destroyed by a large fire on Wednesday morning. Emergency service workers and representatives from the Red Cross were on hand to discuss the disaster with the royal visitors, who appeared visibly affected. Volunteers then … Continue reading

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Nautical Colours For A Nautical Event: Catherine Visits 1851 Trust Roadshow

  June 16, 2017 at 10:55 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge stuck to her tried and tested ‘navy and cream for anything sailing related’ theory today as she paid a visit to the Land Rover BAR 1851 Trust Roadshow at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre in London. Donning a pair of navy blue cropped trousers that flared out at the hem from J. Crew and a white shirt and Zara blazer, Catherine spent time with pupils from … Continue reading

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Eightieth Birthday of Bulgaria’s Last Tsar

  June 16, 2017 at 5:00 am by

The last Tsar of Bulgaria, Simeon II, today celebrates his eightieth birthday. A private party will be held this weekend in Sofia attended by his family and close friends. Simeon was born on this day in 1937 to Boris III of Bulgaria and his wife, Princess Giovanna of Savoy. At the age of six, he became Tsar of the Bulgarians upon the early death of his father. The new Tsar’s Regency … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Garter Day 1986

  June 16, 2017 at 3:00 am by

As we will not witness an Order of the Garter service this year due to the recent general election in the United Kingdom and the subsequent State Opening of Parliament this coming Wednesday, today’s Flashback Friday is a small consolation: Queen Elizabeth II in her Garter robes on Garter Day 1986.

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Princess Tatiana Joins Marina Karella At Exhibition Opening

  June 16, 2017 at 12:49 am by

On Thursday evening, Princess Nikolaos of Greece attended the opening night of the “for those of us who know, we know…” exhibition at the Zoumboulakis Galleries in Athens. The exhibition features paintings by Marina Karella, the wife of Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark, and works by Jack Pierson, an American artist. Tatiana posed for a photo with Marina, which she posted on her Instagram. With the very talented & inspiring … Continue reading

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Swedes Attend 2017 Polar Music Prize

  June 15, 2017 at 8:11 pm by

At the Stockholm Concert Hall this evening, King Carl XVI Gustaf presented the 2017 Polar Music Prize to British rocker Sting and American jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter. The King was joined by Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Madeleine, and Princess Christina and Tord Magnuson. After the awards ceremony – which included a number of musical performances in tribute to the two laureates – … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Enjoy Final Concert of Queen Elisabeth Music Competition

  June 15, 2017 at 7:52 pm by

The King and Queen of the Belgians were present in the Royal Box at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts on Thursday evening for the final concert of this year’s Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. Performing were the top three laureates of this competition, this year held for cellists for the first time. Victor Julien-Laferrière from France was named the winner of the competition earlier this week; Yuya Okamoto from Japan came second, and Santiago … Continue reading

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