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Prince Harry and the Cambridges Donate To Grenfell Tower Victims

  June 15, 2017 at 9:48 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have donated an undisclosed amount of money to the fund established by the Evening Standard in support of the victims of Wednesday’s horrific Grenfell Tower fire. “The tragedy at Grenfell Tower has left a number of local people in need of urgent assistance. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are pleased the Evening Standard’s Dispossessed Fund has immediately swung into … Continue reading

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The Very Blue-Eyed Prince: Nicolas of Sweden Turns Two

  June 15, 2017 at 6:38 am by

A series of new photographs have been released by the Swedish Royal Court to mark the second birthday of Prince Nicolas, which is today. The young Prince is photographed by Kate Gabor at the Bernadotte-O’Neill family’s apartment in Stockholm. In the photos, Nicolas – dressed in a simple blue shirt which only further highlights the blueness of his eyes – is seen at a dining table with a strawberry-covered cake, and … Continue reading

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France’s New President Meets With King of Morocco

  June 14, 2017 at 7:03 pm by

King Mohammed VI of Morocco and other members of the Royal Family have welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron to Rabat on Wednesday for the President’s two-day visit to the country. The King and the President then had a private audience where they discussed intelligence sharing between the two countries in order to work together to stabilise the region. Among those who were present for a photo opportunity ahead of the audience … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Presents Silver Carnations During Ceremony At Royal Palace Amsterdam

  June 14, 2017 at 2:22 pm by

At the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands present the Silver Carnations of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund on Wednesday. This year’s Carnations went to Jan Buisman for his “contribution to the history of meteorology”, Elise Wessels van Houdt for her patronage of stage and visual arts along with her donation of 2,000 Japanese prints to the Rijksmuseum, and Pieter Breuker for his “contribution to the history … Continue reading

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Recycled Floral Hugo Boss For Queen Letizia At ‘Residencia de Estudiantes’ Board Meeting

  June 14, 2017 at 11:37 am by

The Queen of Spain was spring fresh in a recycled pastel Hugo Boss floral dress today as she attended the annual board meeting of the Residencia de Estudiantes (Student Residences) at their Madrid headquarters. Queen Letizia joined the meeting for the cultural centre, which annually arranges dozens of conferences, concert, poem readings and exhibitions based on various cultural aspects. Over 3,000 students from a number of fields of study reside in … Continue reading

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Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma Dies Aged 93

  June 14, 2017 at 9:44 am by

It was announced on Wednesday that Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma passed away on June 13 at the age of 93 surrounded by her family at her home in Mersham, Kent. A family spokesperson said that “arrangements for a funeral in London followed by the burial service in Mersham will be announced in due course”. Patricia was the elder daughter of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and … Continue reading

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Death of Duchess Margarethe of Württemberg

  June 14, 2017 at 4:11 am by

Duchess Margarethe of Württemberg, a first cousin of the former King Simeon of Bulgaria, passed away on June 10. The Duchess was the eldest daughter of Duke Albrecht Eugen of Württemberg and Princess Nadezhda of Bulgaria, herself the daughter of Ferdinand I of Bulgaria. Margarethe was born in November 1928. She married the Viscount François Luce Bailly de Chevigny in 1970. She had a son in 1962 with Robin Grinnell-Milne de la Lanne-Mirrlees. Her funeral … Continue reading

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Japan’s Crown Prince Pledges ‘Heart and Soul’ To Emperorship

  June 13, 2017 at 8:16 pm by

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday ahead of his official visit to Denmark later this week, Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan has pledged to devote himself to the duties that come with becoming Japan’s Emperor. “I would like to give my whole heart and soul to every duty, including official duties I have already inherited from His Majesty,” the Prince said, when he was questioned about the constitutional role … Continue reading

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175 Years On: Queen Elizabeth Follows Another Queen’s Train Journey Footsteps

  June 13, 2017 at 4:12 pm by

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have today retraced the steps of their mutual ancestor, Queen Victoria, who on this day in 1842 became the first British monarch to travel by train. Arriving at Slough Railway Station, the royal duo were taken to the station’s original waiting room where they were shown a timeline of the Great Western Railway’s history, and saw exhibitions of artwork made by local schoolchildren. Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal Opens New Postal Museum

  June 13, 2017 at 3:49 pm by

In London on Tuesday, the Princess Royal was tasked with officially opening the new Postal Museum and Mail Rail on Phoenix Place. Wearing an ice blue skirt suit, Princess Anne toured the new facility that showcases the history of the British mail service. She inspected various exhibitions that demonstrate the technological advances that have changed mail delivery over the centuries, as well as historic moments seen by the service. The Princess … Continue reading

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Just Like A Baby! Queen Mathilde Feeds The Cows During Farm Visit

  June 13, 2017 at 12:54 pm by

The Queen of the Belgians got her hands dirty while touring two farms in the Namur province on Tuesday – she was given the opportunity to feed some calves while at Ferme de Coux. With a huge grin on her face, Queen Mathilde – in a white and green dress with an orange poppy print around the skirt – offered the calves a bottle of milk which they greedily tucked … Continue reading

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A Visit to SOS Children’s Villages in Lebanon For Princess Margriet

  June 13, 2017 at 3:11 am by

Dutch Princess Margriet paid a visit to Lebanon on Sunday and Monday in her role as patron of the Dutch branch of SOS Children’s Villages. She was joined by singer Jan Smit, who is an ambassador of the organisation. The duo began in Khonshara where they visited the Interim Care Centre, where Margriet and Jan were given a tour of the centre by staff who told them about the assistance they … Continue reading

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Eugenie Dons Floral Erdem For UNAIDS Gala in Switzerland

  June 12, 2017 at 9:22 pm by

Wearing a floral dress from Erdem she first wore last year for her interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Princess Eugenie on Monday evening co-hosted the UNAIDS Gala in Basel, Switzerland that is held annually as part of Art Basel and Design Miami / Basel. The Princess posed on the red carpet with Rodman Primack, the director of Design Miami / Basel, and Ndaba Mandela, grandson of the late Nelson Mandela. The gala raises money for prevention and … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Talks Ocean Sustainability at EAT Forum

  June 12, 2017 at 3:04 pm by

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria spoke at the EAT Stockholm Food Forum on Monday, delivering a thought-provoking speech on the topic of ocean sustainability and the impact of fishing and pollution on the lifespan and quality of the world’s oceans. “Imagine a giant blue refrigerator. Imagine it offering you a rich supply of fresh, healthy, high quality food. Then imagine yourself emptying its shelves, all at once, and instead filling it with … Continue reading

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Kate Pays Surprise Visit to London Attack Victims and Hospital Staff

  June 12, 2017 at 2:45 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge has paid an unannounced visit to King’s College Hospital in London to meet with medical staff who treated victims of the London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack two Saturdays ago. Greeted by the hospital’s Chief Executive Nick Moberly and Medical Director Professor Julia Wendon, Catherine was given a quick tour of the emergency department where she was introduced to staff, including the team leaders who head up … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Visits Denmark For Meeting With Marie

  June 12, 2017 at 10:10 am by

On Monday, Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands made the trip north to Denmark where she had a meeting with Princess Marie. The two women discussed literacy and ways to improve the reading skills of children. Also present for the meeting was Danish Minister for Education, Merete Riisager. Princess Marie is patron of the Danish UNESCO National Commission, while Princess Laurentien is the UNESCO Special Envoy on Literacy for Development.

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“Gigante Nadal”: King Juan Carlos Watches On As Rafa Makes History

  June 11, 2017 at 11:17 pm by

The former King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, was in the stands at Roland Garros on Sunday afternoon to watch his countryman, Rafael Nadal, make tennis history as he became the first player in the Open era to win the same Grand Slam tournament a staggering ten times. Mr Nadal defeated Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka in straight sets, 6-2 6-3 6-1, to take home the historic French Open trophy. The Spanish Royal Court issued … Continue reading

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The Duke of York Joins Falklands War Commemoration Service

  June 11, 2017 at 5:49 pm by

The Duke of York was present today at the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne College in Berkshire for a service commemorating the 35th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. He joined over 800 veterans and their families for the service, during which he gave a reading. Prince Andrew served in the Falklands War aboard the HMS Invincible, an aircraft carrier where he was a Sea King helicopter pilot. Argentina surrendered on June … Continue reading

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On This Day: Abdication of Greece’s Constantine I

  June 11, 2017 at 5:00 am by

One hundred years ago today, the first reign of King Constantine I of the Hellenes came to an end as he was forced into exile by the British and French Allied forces. Constantine, who had ascended the throne in March 1913, was determined to keep Greece neutral during the First World War – a stance that was not agreeable to either the Allied or the Central Powers; nor the Greek Prime … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Neuschwanstein Castle

  June 11, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Neuschwanstein above the village of Hohenschwangau Location: Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Federal Republic of Germany Built: 1868-1892 Architect: Eduard Riedel Commissioned By: Ludwig II of Bavaria Style: Romanesque Revival Rooms: 15 Current Owner: Bayerische Verwaltung der staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen for the Bavarian State Current Use: Tourist attraction Fun Fact: Despite the large amount of time and money Ludwig III spent on the Castle’s construction, he only spent eleven nights there before he died A full list of … Continue reading

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