Queen Silvia Awarded The Bavarian Order of Merit

  July 24, 2017 at 4:49 pm by

Queen Silvia

Sweden’s Queen Silvia was awarded with the Bavarian Order of Merit on Monday in a ceremony at the Prinz-Carl-Palais in Munich. The Order was presented by Bavaria’s Ministerpräsident Horst Seehofer, who decided to honour the Queen with the Order because of her “international social commitment and special connection to Bavaria”. Queen Silvia – who was joined at the ceremony by King Carl XVI Gustaf as well as Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula … Continue reading

An Engagement is Announced – in Serbia!

  July 24, 2017 at 2:31 pm by

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The Royal Family of Serbia have today announced the engagement of His Royal Highness Prince Philip and Ms Danica Marinkovic, a graphic designer and visual artist, who is the daughter of Mr Milan Marinkovic-Cile and Mrs Beba Marinkovic. Prince Philip is the second son of Crown Prince Alexander and his first wife, Princess Dona Maria da Gloria, Duchess de Segorbe.  He was educated in the United Kingdom at the King’s School in Canterbury and gaining … Continue reading

Windsor100: Monarch Profile – Elizabeth II

  July 23, 2017 at 3:30 am by

Queen Elizabeth II

Monarch: Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom Full Name: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Reign: February 6, 1952 – present Coronation: June 2, 1953 Date and Place of Birth: April 21, 1926 – 17 Brunton Street, Mayfair, London Parents: George VI of the United Kingdom and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Spouse: Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten (The Duke of Edinburgh) Children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex Five Facts about Her Majesty – She is the … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Abdeen Palace

  July 23, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Abdeen Palace, Cairo

Location: Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt Built: 1863 to 1872 Architect: De Curel Del Rosso and Rousseau of France Commissioned By: Isma’il Pasha, Khedive of Egypt and Sudan Style: Neoclassical Rooms: Approximately 500 On The Palace Grounds: Several museums are housed within the Palace – the Museum of Arms, the Presidential Gifts Museum, the Documents Museum, the Decorations and Medals Hall, and the Royal Silverware Museum Current Owner: The Egyptian State Current Use: Official residence and main workplace of H.E. The President of … Continue reading

New Photos As Denmark’s Prince Felix Turns Fifteen

  July 22, 2017 at 2:50 am by

Prince Felix of Denmark

Prince Felix of Denmark, the younger son of Prince Joachim and his first wife the Countess of Frederiksborg, today celebrates his fifteenth birthday. To mark the day, the Danish Royal Court has released a series of photographs of the birthday boy and his elder brother, Prince Nikolai. The three photos were taken by favourite court photographer Steen Brogaard. The Prince is eight in line to the Danish throne.

A Toothy Grin For Prince George Ahead of His Birthday

  July 21, 2017 at 10:36 pm by

Prince George of Cambridge

Kensington Palace has released this evening a new portrait of Prince George to mark his fourth birthday tomorrow. The young prince is shown at his home, Kensington Palace, smiling broadly for the camera. Chris Jackson took the photo last month. “The Duke and Duchess are delighted to share a new official portrait of Prince George to mark his 4th birthday tomorrow. TRH are very pleased to share this lovely picture, and would … Continue reading

Belgian Royal Family Celebrates National Day

  July 21, 2017 at 6:41 pm by

Queen Mathilde, King Philippe and Princess Elisabeth

The Royal Family of Belgium was out in force on Friday to help the country celebrate its National Day. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were joined by their four children – Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore – for a Te Deum service at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels, while Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attended a service in Leuven, and Prince Laurent … Continue reading

Princess Charlène Presents Medals At IAAF Diamond League ‘Herculis’ Leg

  July 21, 2017 at 6:10 pm by

Princess Charlene

The Prince and Princess of Monaco were present on Friday for the Herculis athletics meet at the Stade Louis II. The meet is one of the IAAF Diamond League legs held each year. Princess Charlène – cutting a formidable figure in an apple green single-shouldered maxi dress paired with an intricate multi-coloured bead necklace – was tasked with presenting medals to several of the day’s winning athletes, including Wayde Van Niekerk from … Continue reading

William and Catherine Wrap Up Polish-German Tour

  July 21, 2017 at 4:40 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

On July 21, it was the final day of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s five day tour of Poland and Germany. The couple visited the Elphilharmine in Hamburg, where Kate got the chance to conduct the beginning of Beethoven’s fifth symphony. Upon arriving at the Dammtor Station in Hamburg, the couple were greeted by cheerful crowds before they went to look at a modal boat at the Maritime Museum. They … Continue reading

An ‘Iron’ Peacock: Princess Alexandra Opens Hospital’s New Theatre and Oncology Building

  July 21, 2017 at 1:57 pm by

Princess Alexandra of Kent

Princess Alexandra of Kent as on hand Friday for the official opening of the new theatre and oncology building at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS in Oswestry, Shropshire. The Princess was given a tour of the new facility, which cost £15.1 million to fit-out, meeting with staff who will work there. She also presented the first  Dame Agnes Hunt Nursing Medal to Sister Glenna Hardy. Afterwards, it was out into the … Continue reading

Bringing Out The Brights: Pink and Red For Mathilde and Astrid At Belgian National Day Concert

  July 20, 2017 at 7:12 pm by

Queen Mathilde, King Philippe and Princess Astrid

On Thursday evening, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were joined by Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz for the traditional concert held by the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition to mark the beginning of National Day festivities. The two couples attended the concert by the National Orchestra of Belgium and Ji Young Lim, the winner of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition for Violin at the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles. Queen Mathilde wore a … Continue reading

Cambridges in Heidelberg For Second Day of Tour’s German Leg

  July 20, 2017 at 6:22 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited their dukedom’s twinned town, Heidelberg, on July 20th, the penultimate day of their trip to Poland and Germany. They first stopped in town where they made pretzels and traditional German sweets. During a tour of the market, William and Catherine met with the town mayor, Eckart Wuerzner, before tasting some local beer and visiting the German Cancer Research Institute. The couple later participated in a boat race along the … Continue reading

First Day In Berlin For The Cambridges As Tour Continues

  July 19, 2017 at 11:30 pm by

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

On the third day of their tour; the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children departed from Poland for Berlin in Germany. William and Kate then visited the Holocaust Memorial, where they met an Auchwitz survivor, Leon Schawrzbuam; who explained to the couple that it took him a decade before he could tell others about his experience in the camps. He told the Cambridges “you could smell the chimney … Continue reading

The Cambridges Visit Gdansk on Second Day in Poland

  July 18, 2017 at 4:42 pm by

The Cambridges in Poland

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Gdansk on the second day of their Polish tour, Tuesday July 18. They began their day with a visit to Stutthof Concentration Camp, where they met Holocaust survivors Manfred Goldberg and Zigi Shipper, who were friends during the war. They were both sent to Stutthof after having been to Auchwitz. 65,000 people died at Stutthof, including 28,000 Jews. The Cambridges then visited the … Continue reading

Prince Henrik Undergoes Groin, Pelvis Surgery

  July 17, 2017 at 10:10 pm by

Prince Henrik of Denmark

The Danish Royal Court announced on Monday that Prince Henrik has undergone surgery on his groin and pelvis, where balloon stents were placed in pulmonary arteries in the area which were blocked. The operation took place at Skejby Hospital in Aarhus. Prince Henrik is expected to be released on Wednesday. The Court had previously announced Thursday that he had been hospitalised for treatment on a leg infection.

Queen Letizia Attends Fashion Awards

  July 17, 2017 at 9:30 pm by

Queen Letizia

After wrapping up a busy 3 day state visit to the United Kingdom, Queen Letizia was back at work in Madrid. Queen Letizia attended the Spanish National Fashion Awards in Madrid. Dressed in a recycled sleeves white Carline Herrera dress, the Spanish Queen gave out awards to the winners. She also gave a speech and posed for group pictures on stage. Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images

First Day in Poland for the Cambridges

  July 17, 2017 at 6:52 pm by

The Cambridge family in Poland

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, have arrived in Poland for the first day of their five day tour of Poland and Germany. Upon their arrival in the country, officials greeted the family before they had a meeting with President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata-Kornhauser Duda. William and Kate then visited the Warsaw Spire building, meeting young entrepreneurs, ahead of … Continue reading

Willem-Alexander and Máxima Attend Dedication of MH17 Memorial in Vijfhuizen

  July 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

The King and Queen of The Netherlands were present on Monday for the dedication ceremony of a memorial forest in memory of the 298 people killed in the MH17 disaster. July 17 was the third anniversary of the disaster. The memorial consists of a ‘forest’ of 298 trees, one for each of the victims, planted in the formation of a ribbon. A silver nameplate stands at the base of each tree, bearing … Continue reading

A New Portrait On Her 70th Birthday For The Duchess of Cornwall

  July 17, 2017 at 6:41 am by

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall celebrates her seventieth birthday today, and Clarence House has released a new portrait of the Duchess with the Prince of Wales to mark the occasion. Mario Testino shot the snap, taken in May in Clarence House’s Morning Room. Camilla was born in 1947 as the eldest child of Major Bruce Shand and The Hon. Rosalind Cubitt. She married Andrew Parker-Bowles in 1973; they had two children – … Continue reading

A Danish Summer Photo Session…In The Rain

  July 16, 2017 at 3:52 pm by

The Danish Royal Family

The dour weather was not going to stop Denmark’s Queen Margrethe and the Crown Princely Family from stepping through the gates of Gråsten Palace on Sunday to receive the procession of the Gråsten Ringrider Association. Instead, to keep the rain away, the family brought out their rain coats. For Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and their children, that meant puffer jackets in blacks and blues. But for Queen Margrethe, it meant … Continue reading

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