Spain’s Two Queens Celebrate Drug Foundation’s 30th Anniversary

  June 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm by

Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia

The current and former Queens of Spain – Letizia and Sofia – today were helped mark the 30th anniversary of the Foundation for Help Against Drug Addiction (FAD) in a special ceremony in Madrid, which also honoured Queen Sofia’s work for the charity over the years. Queen Letizia, who wore a simple pale pink skirt and matching blouse with black chiffon detailing, praised FAD for “supporting all without hurting, or … Continue reading

Queen Máxima In Mexico For Inclusive Finance

  June 22, 2016 at 10:04 am by

Queen Maxima

As a Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Máxima was in Mexico yesterday, Tuesday June 21, to take part in the launch of the country’s “National Policy for Inclusive Finance” during the II International Forum for Financial Inclusion 2016. At the event was present, among others, the President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto. This financial program was developed by the Mexican Ministry of … Continue reading

Zara Tindall Not on Selection Short-List For Equestrian Team For Rio

  June 22, 2016 at 9:18 am by

Zara Tindall and High Kingdom

Just days after Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg confirmed she would not be competing in the upcoming Rio Olympic Games, it has also been announced that Zara Tindall has not been shortlisted to represent Team GB on the equestrian team. It is believed that, although Zara and her mount High Kingdom met the Olympic qualification requirements for selection, the horses’s health issues and fitness is the reason for Zara not being named on … Continue reading

Queen Rania’s Joins The International Rescue Committee Board of Directors

  June 22, 2016 at 7:20 am by

Queen Rania

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan has joined The International Rescue Committee (IRC) as board of directors. In a statement released by the longest standing NGO which is based in New York, David Miliband, IRC President and CEO said “We are truly honored that Queen Rania has agreed to join IRC’s distinguished and active board of directors.” He went on saying, “She has an extraordinary passion for making … Continue reading

Prince Harry Joins Rugby Workshop in Manchester

  June 21, 2016 at 3:12 pm by

Prince Harry

Alongside the English Under 20s rugby team, Prince Harry participated in a skills workshop in Stockport this afternoon. He joined a mass of local youngsters in a game of touch rugby, before taking part in a series of skill tests led by the Under 20s team (who are into the World Championship final). The workshop was held as part of the Rugby Football Union – of which Harry is vice-patron – … Continue reading

The Duke of Cambridge’s 34th Birthday

  June 21, 2016 at 9:00 am by

The Duke of Cambridge

On June 21, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, celebrates his thirty fourth birthday. He was born Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales in 1982 at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, as the first child of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales. He was christened in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace and his godparents were Constantine II of Greece, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, … Continue reading

Not The Best Birthday Present: Prince William Watches On As England Draws with Slovakia

  June 20, 2016 at 6:51 pm by

Prince William

It wasn’t the 34th birthday present that Prince William may have hoped for, as England drew with Slovakia in their group match at the EURO Championships in Saint Etienne, France today. William attended the match in his role as President of the Football Association. Earlier in the day he sent the English team a pep-talk video, reminding them that “the nation is behind you.” The draw means that England finished second … Continue reading

Princess Tatiana Releases: A Taste of Greece: Recipes, Cuisine, Culture

  June 20, 2016 at 6:04 pm by

Princess Tatiana and Prince Nikolaos

Princess Tatiana of Greece has released her first cookbook today in Germany. ‘Zu Gast in Griechenland. Rezepte, Kueche & Kultur’ which translates into “A Taste of Greece: Recipes, Cuisine, Culture” is the books title. Princess Tatiana was joined by her husband Prince Nikolaos of Greece and her mother Blanca Brillembourg. Embed from Getty Images Princess Tatiana of Greece Meet & Greet In Munich In a recent interview with wwd.com, Princess Tatiana … Continue reading

The Duchess of Gloucester Celebrates 70th Birthday

  June 20, 2016 at 11:00 am by

The Duchess of Gloucester

Today the Duchess of Gloucester, one of the British Royal Family’s quietest achievers, celebrates her seventieth birthday. She was born as Birgitte Eva Henriksen in Odense, Denmark. She attended school in Denmark before going on to study in Switzerland and England, where she met her future husband, Prince Richard of Gloucester, while at Cambridge. After completing her university studies in Copenhagen, Birgitte worked at the Danish Embassy in London from 1971. … Continue reading

Princess Nathalie Not Going To Rio

  June 20, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Princess Nathalie

In an interview with Der Westen, Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg has confirmed she will not be competing for Denmark at the Rio Olympics in August, as she does not feel that her horse is stable enough to participate at that standard. “For the Olympics, you need a stable horse – and on Saturday in the Grand Prix Special [at the 2016 Danish Dressage Championships in Broholm], I saw that Fabienne [her 18-year-old … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, June 6-12

  June 20, 2016 at 6:27 am by

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This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image of a few outfits in this week’s poll. Voting closes on June 25.

Running Riot: Mia Tindall Holds Court At Polo

  June 19, 2016 at 1:52 pm by

Princess Anne and Mia Tindall

Two-year-old Mia Tindall once again was the centre of attention during a charity polo match as part of the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo today. While her mother Zara played in the match between Olympic legends and jockeys, little Mia was on the sidelines, running rings around the legs of her father Mike and grandmother Princess Anne. With a smile, Princess Anne gladly followed her youngest grandchild around as she ran … Continue reading

Princess Alix de Ligne and Count Guillaume de Dampierre Marry in Beloeil

  June 18, 2016 at 7:14 pm by

Princess Alix and Count Guillaume

Princess Alix de Ligne and Count Guillaume de Dampierre were married today at the church of Saint-Pierre in Beloeil, Belgium, the home of the de Ligne’s family castle. Wedding of Princess Alix de Ligne & Count Guillaume de Dampierre #chaeaubeloeil #Ligne #royalwedding #royals pic.twitter.com/AgazR4Cl8E — Albert Nieboer (@Royaleurope) June 18, 2016 In attendance, aside from the bride and groom’s immediate families, were Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa … Continue reading

Prince William Takes The Field As Prince Harry Wrangles Mia Tindall

  June 18, 2016 at 4:07 pm by

Prince Harry with Zara and Mia Tindall

The Duke of Cambridge helped his team to victory during the Maserati Royal Charity Trophy match at the Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire today. William was playing to raise funds for the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust, Mountain Rescue and the Household Cavalry Regiment Foundation. And he had a rambunctious royal audience as he took to the field, with Prince Harry and Zara Tindall on the sidelines watching on. However, the polo … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Takes Home A Trophy on Final Day of Ascot

  June 18, 2016 at 3:44 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Princess Beatrice

It was a banner final day at Royal Ascot for Queen Elizabeth, as she watched on with glee – and suspense – as her horse Dartmouth took out the Hardwicke Stakes. After a steward’s enquiry found no fault with the win, the 90-year-old monarch, dressed in a fetching deep blue coat with an aqua blue hat – was presented with the owner’s trophy and a bottle of Bollinger champagne by her … Continue reading

The Grandchildren Who Died Before Their Grandmama Victoria

  June 18, 2016 at 12:45 pm by

Prince Sigismund

Britain’s Queen Victoria was a grandmother of 42, with a number of them going on to sit on the thrones of Europe. However, of those 42, there were nine that were outlived by the 81-year-old monarch. Today is the 150th anniversary of the death of the first of those grandchildren to die, Prince Sigismund of Prussia. As a mark of this anniversary, we’ve compiled a list and short biography of the … Continue reading

Royal Runners All Round On Fourth Day of Ascot

  June 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duchess of Cornwall

It wasn’t just The Queen who had a horse running today. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had Carntop running in the King Edward VII Stakes. A short interview with the trainer Ralph Beckett revealed that Charles and Camilla are both very passionate about their horses and their training. They were seen in the pre-parade ring before Carntop went out and placed 5th out of 9 horses. … Continue reading

Prince Charles Pays Visit to Royal Ballet School

  June 17, 2016 at 1:38 pm by

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales today paid a visit to one of his patronages, the Royal Ballet, at the organisation’s campus at White Lodge in Richmond Park. Charles was shown around the campus (which included stops at the art rooms and academic sections of the school), met with staff and students and was treated to a showcase of several ballet performances by students in the Margot Fonteyn Theatre. He was also … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Some Vintage Royal Ascot

  June 17, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Queen Elizabeth at Ascot in 1954

Considering the main event of this week is Royal Ascot, our Flashback Friday for today brings you some vintage shots of Ascot years past. June 17, 1948: Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret June 17, 1969: Princess Anne June 17, 1980: Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark June 17, 1981: The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer June 17, 1987: The Duchess of York and Princess Margaret … Continue reading

Auspicious Events for the Gyalsey!

  June 17, 2016 at 7:38 am by

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Their Majesties King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan along with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck have continued their visit to the East of Bhutan with a number of ceremonial and ritual events. On Monday, they attended the Rinchen Terzoed Wâng in Lhuentse at the site of a huge statue of Guru Padmasambhava – known also as Guru Rinpoche – an 8th-century Indian … Continue reading

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