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Queen Letizia Stuns In Caped Dress At Innovation & Design Awards

  February 6, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia looked fabulous in a frock from designer Juanjo Oliva at Monday’s National Awards for Innovation and Design 2016 ceremony at the Regional Archaeological Museum of the Community of Madrid. The olive green dress, which featured a built-in cape, was a departure from the Queen’s usual style – but is an incredibly successful addition to her wardrobe! The pairing with cream snakeskin heels and clutch added just the right amount of … Continue reading

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The Sapphire Queen: Elizabeth II Becomes First British Monarch To Reign For 65 Years

  February 6, 2017 at 7:30 am by

Today marks yet another milestone in the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom – as of the early hours of February 6, 2017, she has been on the throne for sixty-five years. The Queen is the first monarch in British history to reach this milestone. There will be no public celebration to mark the occasion, as the Queen will spend the day as she usually … Continue reading

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Catch Me If You Can: Prince Harry Bests William & Kate During Relay Sprint

  February 5, 2017 at 2:39 pm by

Taking part in a relay race during a training event for the London Marathon with Heads Together teams, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were defeated by Prince Harry on their starting leg of the relay. With a grin on his face, the Prince looked back over his shoulder several times as he neared the change-over to ascertain just how far ahead of his brother and sister-in-law he was. Prince … Continue reading

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The Crown Princess of Denmark at 45: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  February 5, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Australian-born Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today celebrates her 45th birthday. Since her 2004 marriage, she has been known for not being afraid to take a fashion risk (though this blogger much prefers it when Mary follows the ‘less is more’ strategy!). Let’s take a look at her best fashion moments over the past 13 years… 5. Celebrating her husband’s 40th birthday in May 2008, Mary wore this orange sequinned dress … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Winter Palace

  February 5, 2017 at 2:00 am by

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation Built: 1754-1762 (exterior); 1838-1839 (interior, following the December 1837 fire) Architect: Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli Commissioned By: Empress Elizabeth Petrovna of Russia (fourth and current palace) Style: Baroque (exterior); Neoclassical (interior) Rooms: 1,500 On The Palace Grounds: Hermitage Museum, Hermitage Theatre, Grand Church of the Winter Palace, Palace Gardens Current Owner: The Russian Federation Current Use: State Hermitage Museum Fun Fact: Over its two and a half century history, the Palace’s exterior colour has changed several times … Continue reading

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Dutch, Greek and a Bea, Oh My: Society Wedding Hosts Royal Guests

  February 4, 2017 at 5:58 pm by

A Greek shipping heir married his long-time fashion designer love in London today, and the wedding ceremony at the Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sophia saw several royals in attendance. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (wearing the same coral Elie Saab dress Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria wore to her nephew’s christening last year) made the trip with their three daughters. The younger two, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, were … Continue reading

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King Abdullah The First Monarch To Meet With President Trump

  February 3, 2017 at 10:35 am by

The King of Jordan has been in Washington, D.C. this week, meeting with various Congress members, officials and organisations. On his last day in the US, the King had a brief meeting with the new US President, Donald Trump, at the National Prayer Breakfast at the Hilton International. He is the first monarch, and Arab leader, to meet President Trump. King Abdullah and President Trump discussed the relationship between Jordan and … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Royal Baby Fever of 1964

  February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am by

In February 1964, Britain was hit with royal baby fever – there were four due within the coming months. Queen Elizabeth was expecting her fourth child (Prince Edward, born March 10); Princess Margaret her second (Lady Sarah, born May 1); the Duchess of Kent was also pregnant for the second time (Lady Helen, born April 28); while Princess Alexandra of Kent was a newcomer to the motherhood group, expecting her first child (James Ogilvy, born … Continue reading

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New Photos of Estelle and Oscar With Their Parents Released

  February 3, 2017 at 5:30 am by

Two new photos of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her family have been published toady on the Swedish Royal Court’s website. One shows the Princess with her husband, Prince Daniel, and their two children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, posing for a traditional portrait. The other features just the two youngsters, with four-year-old Estelle drawing on white poster paper spread out across the floor while ten-month-old Oscar watches her … Continue reading

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Duchess Camilla Glams It Up For British Asian Trust Dinner

  February 2, 2017 at 7:54 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall was a swirl of emerald green for a dinner the British Asian Trust with the Prince of Wales on Thursday evening. Camilla recycled an emerald velvet evening gown with a ruffled neckline, worn with a gorgeous diamond and emerald necklace. As they arrived for the annual dinner, Charles and Camilla posed for photographs with ambassadors of the Trust – which was founded in 2007 by the … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits London Ambulance Service For Heads Together Campaign

  February 2, 2017 at 11:33 am by

Helping to kick off Time to Talk Day, Prince Harry paid a visit to the London Ambulance Service headquarters in London on Thursday, to help increase the conversation about mental health. Harry spoke with a number of paramedics and emergency line operators about their experiences and how their job impacts on their mental health, and what they do to counteract any negative effects. “Sometimes those first few seconds stay with … Continue reading

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Princess Mako Assists In Davis Cup Tennis Draw For Japan-France Clash

  February 2, 2017 at 9:24 am by

Japan’s Princess Mako of Akishino was present at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo today for the official drawing ceremony of this weekend’s Davis Cup clash between Japan and France. The Princess assisted German ITF supervisor Soeren Friemel in drawing tennis balls to assign the tennis matches that will be played February 3 to 5 as part of the first round of the 2017 David Cup World Group. 16 countries will be playing … Continue reading

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On This Day: Willem-Alexander & Máxima Marry in Amsterdam

  February 2, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Fifteen years ago, the heir to the Dutch throne – Prince Willem-Alexander – married Argentine Máxima Zorreguieta in civil and religious ceremonies in Amsterdam. The couple are now King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. After announcing their engagement on March 30, 2001, the couple married on February 2, 2002 – the date chosen because of the once-in-a-century ’02-02-02′. The civil ceremony took place at the Beurs van Berlage and … Continue reading

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Electric Blue For Mary At Danish Swimming Awards

  February 1, 2017 at 8:25 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark donned a Gucci electric blue pantsuit this evening for the 2017 Danish Swimming Awards at the Cirkusbygningen in Copenhagen. She posed for photographs with Rio Olympians Pernille Blume, Jeanette Ottesen and Rikke Moller Pedersen ahead of the awards ceremony, where the male and female swimmers of the year were awarded, as was the club and coaches of the year.  The Crown Princess has been patron of the … Continue reading

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Camilla Brings Along Her Own Rescue Dogs For Shelter Visit

  February 1, 2017 at 3:28 pm by

As the new Royal Patron of the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, the Duchess of Cornwall made her first visit to one of the charity’s centres at Old Windsor on Wednesday – accompanied by her two Jack Russels Terriers, Beth and Bluebell, whom were both rescue dogs. Camilla, wearing a grey coat dress with black accessories and a white printed scarf, toured the kennels and catteries before stopping into the clinic, … Continue reading

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Spanish Kings Receive The President of Germany

  February 1, 2017 at 2:14 pm by

The President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, was received at Zarzuela Palace by King Felipe and Queen Letizia for a luncheon as part of his official visit to Spain. The group posed for photographs on the outside staircase of the Palace before heading inside for the lunch. President Gauck was joined by his partner, Daniela Schadt, who was wearing a red dress and overcoat; while the Queen repeated a red and grey ombre … Continue reading

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IMC Weekend School on Tour’s Guest Pupil: Queen Máxima

  February 1, 2017 at 11:57 am by

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has paid a visit to the IMC Weekend School on Tour during one of their classes in Haarlem.  The IMC Weekend School on Tour provides language lessons to young people aged between nine and fourteen that are new to Dutch society – namely refugees. They have ten locations around the country. Wearing a white and black printed dress, the Queen joined in on a ‘medical’ lesson … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Visits Danish Air Force In France

  February 1, 2017 at 7:38 am by

On January 30 and 31, the Crown Prince of Denmark was in France where he was visiting the Danish Air Force ‘Winter Hide’ exercise. Prince Frederik was briefed on the exercises, described as ‘high level air defence cooperation’ by the French Ambassador to Denmark, by Major General Nielsen and Brigadier General Charpentier. He spent time speaking with soldiers who are currently stationed in France for the exercises. The exercises are taking … Continue reading

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The Prince of Wales Shows Off Surprising Skill Set During School Visit

  February 1, 2017 at 7:08 am by

During his visit to Yahveh College, a Orthodox Jewish school in Borehamwood, today the Prince of Wales displayed a skill that many would not have thought he possessed: he is quite adept at the art balloon animal making. He was quick to accept a blue balloon as he sat down with year eight pupils working on crafting creatures led by Rabbi Avrohom Zeidman, and fashioned it into a crown that perfectly … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Pays Visit to Windmill Park

  January 31, 2017 at 5:41 pm by

The Queen of the Netherlands was in Nijmegen today, where she paid a visit to the Nijmegen-Betuwe Windmill Park which was funded by citizens of the local region to supply power to over 7,000 homes. She met with investors, residents and representatives from the Gelderland Nature and Environment Federation during her time at the windmill park, as well as going inside the base of one of the four windmills on the grounds … Continue reading

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