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Baby Prince Alexander Helps Open The Palace on Sweden’s National Day

  June 6, 2016 at 8:14 am by

Six-week-old Prince Alexander has joined his parents, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, this morning for the official ‘opening of the palace gates’ to mark National Day. Held in his mother’s arms, Alexander did not appear to be fussed by the cheering crowds as Carl Philip and Sofia (wearing the Swedish national costume) welcomed the public to tour the Royal Palace of Stockholm, free of charge, as per tradition. Further … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Inspects Home Guard Officers…Including Daughter-in-Law Mary

  June 5, 2016 at 7:20 pm by

The Queen of Denmark today inspected officers from the Home Guard during a parade to conclude their 2016 land exercise in Fredericia. And among those 4,600 officers was Margrethe’s own daughter-in-law, Crown Princess Mary, who joined the Home Guard in 2008 and is currently a Lieutenant. Queen Margrethe praised the Guard, who are made up of volunteers: “There is a lot of work involved to be a volunteer, and you … Continue reading

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Máxima and Willem-Alexander Attend Holland Festival

  June 5, 2016 at 6:35 am by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands last night attended the opening of the 69th Holland Festival, the country’s largest performing arts festival. Following the opening performance, King Willem-Aleander and Queen Máxima went backstage to meet the cast and directors of the show. Queen Máxima wore a coral and red floral printed dress with a boat neckline and a pleated a-line skirt. This was paired with red accessories.

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Queen Elizabeth Presents Epsom Derby Winner’s Trophy to The Aga Khan

  June 4, 2016 at 8:24 pm by

Dressed in a fresh cornflower blue and white outfit, Queen Elizabeth presented the winner’s trophy for The Derby to the Aga Khan during the Epsom Derby Festival. The Aga Khan’s horse Harzand was surprise winner for the race. Also in attendance for the day was the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and Princess Alexandra. They watched the races from the Royal Box, … Continue reading

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Catch Me If You Can! Princess Leonore Pays First Visit To Her Duchy

  June 3, 2016 at 9:36 am by

Two-year-old Princess Leonore had her parents, Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill, on their toes today during her premiere visit to her duchy, Gotland. While she was being introduced to Haidi af Gotland, the horse Leonore received as a christening gift from the Administrative Board of Gotland, the young Princess – in a blue and white pleated dress with a large blue bow in her blonde hair – was more interested in … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Simple Prussian Wedding in Bonn

  June 3, 2016 at 9:00 am by

June 3, 1933: Prince Wilhlem of Prussia, eldest son of Wilhem, German Crown Prince and heir to the headship of the House of Hohenzollern, married his love Dorothea von Salviati in a simple church ceremony in Bonn. Wilhelm and Dorothea (front row, centre) with family members at the bride’s family home after their wedding ceremony The couple had met and fallen in love while attending the University of Bonn, but Wilhelm’s grandfather, the former … Continue reading

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Where’s Your Tie, Son? Prince Harry Gets A Scolding While Meeting WWII Veterans

  June 3, 2016 at 6:46 am by

Prince Harry received a telling-off during his visit to Southwark House in Hampshire yesterday, for not completing his outfit with a tie. “Where’s your bloody tie?” 91-year-old veteran Ivor Anderson jokingly scolded the Prince when he first saw him as Harry arrived to meet with 45 World War Two veterans who will be making the annual pilgrimage to the beaches of Normandy to mark the anniversary of the D-Day landings with charity D-Day … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Rocks Black Halter Dress At Fundraising Gala

  June 2, 2016 at 7:46 am by

Last night, Princess Eugenie York was in attendance for the Hope and Homes for Children ‘End the Silence’ fundraising gala at Abbey Road Studios. The charity’s aim is to assist children in several countries, mainly Central and Eastern Europe and Africa, grow up in safe environments. The Princess hit the red carpet wearing a black evening gown with a beaded halter neckline, her hair in a loose up-do. Also present were … Continue reading

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De Marichalar Children Join Grandfather At Charity Bullfight

  June 2, 2016 at 7:26 am by

Felipe and Victoria Federica de Marichalar accompanied their maternal grandfather, King Juan Carlos, to a charity bullfight at the La Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid yesterday. The charity bullfight that is part of the Festival of San Isidro is one of the most important events in the bullfighting calendar, as it raises money for hospitals to help provide treatment for disadvantaged people. Also in the royal box was Infanta … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Recycles Plum Dress As She and Felipe Present National Culture Awards

  June 1, 2016 at 3:11 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain recycled one of her best day-time outfits for the presentation ceremony of the National Culture Awards for 2014 and 2015 in Palencia. She repeated the plum Felipe Varela dress that was first worn back in 2009 during a visit of then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Joined by King Felipe VI, the Queen helped to hand out the awards to 60 laureates that were selected by the Ministry of Education, … Continue reading

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New Bust of Queen Elizabeth Unveiled in London

  June 1, 2016 at 2:20 pm by

A new bronze bust of Queen Elizabeth II has been unveiled by its inspiration today at the Honourable Artillery Company’s headquarters in London. The bust, created by Antony Dufort and showing the Queen in full gala evening wear, was commissioned to mark the Queen becoming the longest serving Captain-General of the Company, a position she has held since she came to the throne in 1952. She is also its first female … Continue reading

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On This Day: Royal Massacre in Nepal

  June 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

Fifteen years ago, a mass shooting at the Narayanhiti Palace in Kathmandu, the home of the former Nepalese Royal Family, claimed the lives of ten royals, including the King and Queen. The official inquest into the event found that the-then Crown Prince Dipendra opened fire during a family gathering at the Palace, where he had earlier been drinking and smoking hashish. The general consensus is that the reason behind the Prince’s … Continue reading

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Fulfilling His Promise: Harry Delivers US Soldier’s Invictus Medal To Hospital That Saved Her Life

  June 1, 2016 at 9:29 am by

Prince Harry delivered on a promise he made to US Sergeant Elizabeth Marks last month at the Invictus Games today, by delivering one of her Games gold medals to the staff of Papworth Hospital. The hospital saved her life back in 2014 just before the first Invictus Games. On the plane ride over to London, Marks fell seriously ill and was rushed to Papworth upon landing where she was put … Continue reading

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Princess Royal Leads Battle of Jutland Centenary Commemorations

  May 31, 2016 at 3:07 pm by

Joined by German President Joachim Gauck and the British Prime Minister David Cameron, the Princess Royal has led commemorations in Orkney, Scotland to mark 100 years since the Battle of Jutland in the First World War. They, along with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, attended a service at St Magnus Cathedral before inspecting the Weeping Window sculpture that sits outside the Cathedral entrance and is made … Continue reading

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MPs in Denmark Don’t Want Queen Margrethe’s Grandchildren To Receive An Appanage (Which They Likely Wouldn’t Anyway…)

  May 31, 2016 at 10:24 am by

With Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s eldest grandchild, Prince Nikolai, turning 18 next year and becoming an adult, debate has been reignited in Denmark regarding whether or not the eight grandchildren of the 76-year-old monarch should receive their own appanage when they come of age. Spokespeople for the various political parties in the country have come out saying that only the monarch and the heir should receive government funding. “Simple mathematics … Continue reading

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Exclusive Photo of Queen Elizabeth for Vanity Fair Cover

  May 31, 2016 at 9:31 am by

Another of the photographs taken in April by Annie Leibovitz of Queen Elizabeth will grace the cover of the next edition of Vanity Fair UK to mark the monarch’s 90th birthday. The photo shows the Queen in the garden at Windsor Castle with four of her beloved dogs, Willow, Holly, Vulcan and Candy. Another unseen photo is of the Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, in the Oak Sitting Room of the Castle. “I … Continue reading

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The Danes Are Now Instagramers and Facebookers

  May 31, 2016 at 8:07 am by

Earlier today, Instagram and Facebook pages for the Danish Royal Family went live, bringing the Danes in line with several other royal families in their use of social media. A photograph of Queen Margrethe II taken by Crown Prince Frederik at Amalienborg was the first photo uploaded on the Instagram account a few hours ago, while a video following the Queen through one of the Palaces before having the photo taken … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens First European Congress on Emergency Medical Services

  May 30, 2016 at 6:03 pm by

Today in Copenhagen, Crown Princess Mary opened the first European Emergency Medical Services Congress at the Tivoli Conference Centre. Crown Princess Mary attended today the opening of the European Emergency Medical Services Congress (EMS2016). pic.twitter.com/T9jEC3Hoj6 — Scandinavian Royals. (@crownprincely) May 30, 2016 Mary was greeted at the congress by a young girl named Elvira, who herself received life-saving treatment from emergency medical services four years ago when a piece of apple … Continue reading

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On This Day: Henry VIII Marries Third Wife, Jane Seymour

  May 30, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Back in 1536 – the year dubbed that of the ‘Three Queens’ – Henry VIII of England took his third wife, Jane Seymour, in holy matrimony (well, as holy as any marriage of Henry VIII’s could be!). They were married on May 30 in the Queen’s Closet at Whitehall Palace by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer. The private ceremony was held a mere eleven days after the execution of … Continue reading

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Official Portraits of Prince Oscar’s Christening Released

  May 29, 2016 at 10:42 am by

A series of official portraits from Prince Oscar’s christening on Friday has been released by the Swedish Royal Court this morning. The photos were taken at the Royal Palace in Stockholm after the ceremony by Anna Lena Ahlstrom. Several compositions were taken, including one of the Crown Princess Family, with the godparents, with grandparents and one of just the King with his eldest daughter and her two children. Official photos … Continue reading

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