Japanese Crown Princely Family Pay Homage to Emperor Jimmu

  July 21, 2016 at 7:23 pm by

Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako and Princess Aiko

Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako and Princess Aiko of Japan have paid homage to Japan’s first Emperor, Jimmu, at his shrine in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture. Dressed in formal attire, the family bowed deeply to Emperor Jimmu’s – who died 2,600 years ago – shrine during the worship, in which they offered tree branches to the shrine. This was 14-year-old Princess Aiko’s first visit to the shrine, according to Asahi. They … Continue reading

Belgian Royal Family Comes Out For National Day

  July 21, 2016 at 5:21 pm by

The Belgian Royal Family

The King and Queen of the Belgians were joined by their four children – Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore – during the country’s National Day celebrations earlier today. First up was the annual Te Deum service at the Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula, followed by a military and civilian defile outside the Royal Palace. Prince Laurent was also present for the festivities. Queen Mathilde opted for … Continue reading

That’s Not Meant To Happen! Plaque Unveiling Goes Awry For Prince Charles

  July 21, 2016 at 2:02 pm by

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales paid a visit to the Daneway Banks Nature Reserve in Gloucestershire today, touring part of the 38acres of the reserve and meeting with conservationists and volunteers. He unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark his visit, which was in part to learn about the reserve’s successful preservation of the endangered Large Blue Butterfly, however this was when everything did not go according to plan: as the Prince … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Presents National Fashion Awards in Madrid

  July 21, 2016 at 12:47 pm by

Queen Letizia

Wearing a beautiful silk dress with a floral print, Queen Letizia today presented the National Fashion Awards at the Museo del Traje in Madrid. In her speech, the Queen described several roles fashion plays in both society and the economy: “Fashion is often the expression of a mood or status or a particular role…it is also about industry and job creation. And tradition and taste. It is innovation.” The National … Continue reading

“It Is Time For Us To Step Up”: Prince Harry’s Impassioned Plea At AIDS Conference

  July 21, 2016 at 9:03 am by

Prince Harry

Prince Harry has made an impassioned plea for people around the world to step up and avoid complacency in dealing with the HIV/AIDS epidemic during the AIDS 2016 Conference in South Africa. “We now face a new risk – the risk of complacency…It is time for a new generation of leaders to step forward. It is time for us to step up to make sure no young person feels any shame … Continue reading

Concert Begins National Day Celebrations in Belgium

  July 20, 2016 at 7:54 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

Belgium’s National Day celebrations began this evening with the annual ‘Prelude to National Day’ concert. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were joined by Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts for the concert, which included performances by the Belgian National Orchestra and a 2011 laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. The Queen looked lovely in a midnight blue cocktail dress with a silver thread … Continue reading

Joachim and Marie Send Greetings From Château de Cayx

  July 20, 2016 at 5:36 pm by

Prince Joachim and family

Denmark’s Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, along with their two children Henrik and Athena, are currently vacationing at the family’s residence in France, Château de Cayx. A photograph of the family in the grounds of the Château was release by Kongehuset as a summer greeting. Young Princess Athena grins happily from atop her father’s shoulders, while Prince Henrik stands in between his parents. There was some criticism in the Danish media last … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Take Devon – Day Three

  July 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

Devon has farewelled the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, as they completed their three-day visit to the South West of England today. The couple spent the day on solo engagements: Charles visiting a Plymouth waste facility and the Naval Base Devonport, while Camilla opened BBC’s new headquarters in the region. At the waste facility, Prince Charles learnt how they convert waste into energy that helps generate heat and electricity at the … Continue reading

Bavarian and Thurn und Taxis Royals Attend Bavarian State Parliament’s Summer Reception

  July 20, 2016 at 11:13 am by

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The Bavarian State Parliament hosted their annual summer reception at Schleissheim Palace yesterday, with members of the former Bavarian and Thurn und Taxis royal families among the guests. Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula of Bavaria posed for photos with Albert, 12th Prince of Thurn und Taxis and his mother, the never boring Princess Gloria.

Surprise Photo Session at Solliden

  July 20, 2016 at 9:02 am by

The Swedish Royal Family

Photos have been released today in the Swedish media of a photo session this past Friday at Solliden Palace of the royal family. The surprise session was held due to the large interest in the royal family – no doubt due to the five young children that have come along in recent years – and is reminiscent of the summer photo sessions King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia used to do … Continue reading

The Cambridges ‘Delighted’ As Pippa Middleton Announces Engagement

  July 19, 2016 at 8:44 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge and Pippa Middleton

Kensington Palace has said that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “absolutely delighted with the news” that Kate’s sister Pippa is engaged to her boyfriend James Matthews. The engagement, which occurred over the weekend, was confirmed today as Pippa left her’s and James’s flat in London sporting a large diamond engagement ring, saying they “couldn’t be happier” (a brief statement came a short time later). The couple plan to marry … Continue reading

Princess Tessy At International AIDS Conference in Durban

  July 18, 2016 at 5:50 pm by

Princess Tessy and Princess Sikhanyiso

Luxembourg’s Princess Tessy is currently in Durban, South Africa for the 2016 International AIDS Conference. Today she attended a lunch with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, alongside Princess Sikhanyiso of Swaziland, eldest daughter of King Mswati III. They had earlier visited a wellness clinic that provides assistance to sex workers in Durban who have HIV. Tessy described the clinic’s workers as “incredibly strong women”. Let's empower young women and … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Take Cornwall – Day One

  July 18, 2016 at 2:17 pm by

Prince Charles and Camilla

Cornwall has received a visit from its Duke and Duchess today, as Charles and Camilla begin a three-day visit to the region. The couple began the day at a farmer’s market, before splitting for individual engagements – the Duke opening the new outdoor Jubilee Pool, while the Duchess met with several local organisations. What a wonderful first day for #TRHinCornwall! Catch up on the news here: https://t.co/8MbZw8Fe9T pic.twitter.com/06zxTaqCbd — Clarence House … Continue reading

Prince Albert and Princess Charlène Attend Mass Honouring Nice Victims

  July 16, 2016 at 2:34 pm by

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene

The Prince and Princess of Monaco today attended a mass held at the Cathédrale de Monaco in honour of the victims of Thursday’s terrorist attack in Nice, France. Archbishop Bernard Barsi of Monaco led the congregation in prayer for the victims, the injured and their families. Prince Albert had earlier sent a message of condolence to French President François Hollande, assuring Monaco’s solidarity with France and they join them in “remembering the … Continue reading

Royals Offer Condolences To France Following Terrorist Attack in Nice

  July 16, 2016 at 7:38 am by

The Eiffel Tower

After the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night – as the country was full of joy celebrating Bastille Day – heads of state have offered their condolences to French President François Hollande and the victims and families of the 84 people killed in the attack. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sent a message on behalf of herself and Prince Philip, offering “most sincere condolences to you, the families of … Continue reading

Danes Partake in Summer Photo Session at Graasten

  July 15, 2016 at 3:26 pm by

The Danish Royal Family

The Danish Royal Family has had their annual summer photo session at Graasten Palace, posing for photographs on the steps of the palace as the unfriendly weather made the gardens a no-go zones. Joining the Queen, Prince Henrik and the Crown Princely Family were Princess Benedikte’s children, Prince Gustav and his partner Carina Axelsson, and Princess Alexandra with her husband Jefferson and daughter Ingrid. The younger children, Prince Vincent and Princess … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: The Queen Mother and Her Grandchildren

  July 15, 2016 at 10:00 am by

The Queen Mother and her six grandchildren

In August 1980, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother celebrated her 80th birthday. A service of thanksgiving was held at St Paul’s Cathedral on July 15, and official portraits were taken at Buckingham Palace to mark the birthday. The below photograph was one of them, showing the Queen Mother with her six grandchildren: (back row) Viscount Linley, Prince Andrew, the Prince of Wales, Prince Edward; (front row) Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, Princess … Continue reading

Prince Oscar Steals The Show At Mama Victoria’s Birthday Celebrations

  July 14, 2016 at 7:56 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Oscar

It may have been Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday, but all eyes were on her two children at this morning’s gathering at Solliden Palace. Four-year-old Princess Estelle and four-month-old Prince Oscar took centre stage as they joined Victoria and Prince Daniel, as well as King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, in the Palace courtyard to greet hundreds of well-wishers who came bearing flowers and small gifts for the Crown Princess. Estelle … Continue reading

Prince Harry Takes HIV Test Encouraging Others To Do The Same

  July 14, 2016 at 1:05 pm by

Prince Harry

Continuing his work with HIV awareness, Prince Harry has taken a quick-response HIV test during a visit to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. The test was live-streamed on Facebook to illustrate how fast the new tests work, as well as raise awareness on the importance of being tested. “Whether you’re a man, woman, gay, straight, black, white, whatever, even ginger, why wouldn’t you come and have a test?” Harry said after getting … Continue reading

July 13 Brings Queen Elizabeth’s 13th Prime Minister

  July 13, 2016 at 7:06 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II with Prime Minister Theresa May

In symmetry that couldn’t have been planned better, Queen Elizabeth II has received today – July 13 – the 13th British Prime Minister of her reign, as she requested Theresa May to form a new administration following the formal resignation of David Cameron. The pair had seperate meetings with the Queen at Buckingham palace late this afternoon, during which May traditionally ‘Kissed Hands’ with the monarch after accepting her request to uptake the … Continue reading

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