Infanta Sofía Turns Seven

  April 29, 2014 at 10:54 pm by

Infanta Sofia of Spain at Easter Mass; 20-04-2014

Infanta Sofía of Spain celebrates her 7th birthday on April 29th. Sofía is the youngest daughter of the Prince and Princess of Asturias; he has an older sister, Infanta Leonor. Infanta Sofía was born at the Ruber International Clinic in Madrid in 2007. The Infanta was baptised Sofía de Todos los Santos infront of the Palace Chapel of Zarzuela in July 2007. The name Sofia was chosen in honour of her paternal … Continue reading

Royals Attend Double Canonisation at the Vatican

  April 27, 2014 at 9:38 am by

The flag of the Vatican City

Catholic royals from across Europe were present at the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II today at the Vatican. King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, former King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie Aglaë of Liechtenstein were amongst the million plus there for the mass, which was … Continue reading

Dutch Celebrate First Koningsdag in 124 Years

  April 27, 2014 at 1:34 am by

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The Dutch Royal Family yesterday celebrated the first Koningsdag in 124 years, in the towns of De Rijp and Amstelveen. These were the towns originally scheduled for the event in 2013, but were postponed due to the abdication ceremonies. All adult members of the Royal Family, except for Princess Mabel, were present for the festivities, in which they participated in walk-abouts, sporting games, activities, theatre performances and songs. In De … Continue reading

Royal of the Month: Brian Boru

  April 27, 2014 at 1:02 am by

A sculpture of Brian Boru outside the Chapel Royal at Dublin Castle

For April’s Royal of the Month, I have chosen Ireland’s most famous High King – or in Irish, Ard Rí – Brian Boru, who was slain 1,000 years ago on April 23rd, 1014. The exact date of Brian’s birth has been debated over the centuries, but its believed he was born c.941 in Kincora, Killaloe County Clare. His father, Cennétig mac Lorcáin, was the King of Munster and his mother, Bé Binn, was … Continue reading

The Duke of Anjou’s 40th Birthday

  April 25, 2014 at 11:35 pm by

Prince Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou

On 25 April, Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou, the current Bourbon pretender to the former French Throne, celebrated his fortieth birthday. Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou was born HRH Prince Louis Alphonse de Bourbon on 25 April 1974 in Madrid, Spain. He is the second son and youngest child of Alfonso de Borbón, Duke of Càdiz and his wife, Doña María del Carmen Martínez-Bordiù Franco, who herself is the granddaughter … Continue reading

New Photos of Princesses Estelle and Leonore Released

  April 24, 2014 at 11:52 pm by

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The Swedish Royal Court released new photos of Princess Estelle and her newborn cousin, Princess Leonore, together on April 24. Princess Estelle seemed to be kissing her little cousin and playing with her toes. Princess Madeleine, Leonore’s mother, later published the photos on Facebook, with the caption “A cousin is a ready-made friend for life…” It was reported that Princess Estelle and her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, … Continue reading

Duchess Of Cambridge’s Fashion In Australia Day 9

  April 24, 2014 at 11:34 am by

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On day 9 of the tour in the capital of Australia, Canberra, The Duchess of Cambridge choose to wear a green coat dress by Catherine Walker. The bespoke piece featured a full flare skirt, long sleeves and a belt. Catherine wore her LK Bennett nude pumps see here. This is the second time on this tour Catherine has worn Catherine Walker. The first time is when arriving in New Zealand. Later … Continue reading

The Duchess Wears Pale Pink McQueen On Day 8 In Australia

  April 23, 2014 at 5:04 am by

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Today, The Duchess of Cambridge has worn one of her favorite designers, Alexander McQueen. Catherine wore a pale pink wool skirt suit. The top featured a deep v neckline, peplum detailing on the waits and three quarter sleeves. The skirt was just below the knee and featured an A line cut. The Duchess accessorized the McQueen suit with LK Bennett nude pumps which we have seen a few times so … Continue reading

Easter Holidays with the Spanish Royal Family

  April 22, 2014 at 6:22 am by

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Members of the Spanish Royal Family arrived on the Balearic Island of Mallorca during the Holy Week to start the traditional short Easter Holidays at the Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca. Earlier last week, Her Majesty Queen Sofia accompanied by her younger sister, HRH Princess Irene of Greece were the first royal arrivals on the island. On Holy Tuesday, The Queen and her sister attended the German Requiem concert … Continue reading

A Look At Catherine’s Outfits On Day 7 Of Australia’s Tour

  April 22, 2014 at 6:11 am by

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The first outfit on day 7 of the royal tour, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Roksanda Ilincic grey dress. The dress was held together at the waist with a belt. The Roksanda Ilincic was accessorized with her LK Bennett pumps and a suede clutch see here. Catherine later on changed into a second outfit for the brief walk at Ayers Rock. The more causal and relaxed look of the … Continue reading

Elizabeth II Celebrates Her 88th Birthday

  April 21, 2014 at 9:18 pm by

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Elizabeth II celebrated her 88th birthday on April 21. To mark the occasion, David Bailey released a new portrait of The Queen, which showed her smiling in black and white. A gun salute also took place today. The then Princess Elizabeth of York was born on April 21, 1926 at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, London, in England. She is the eldest daughter and child of the then Prince Albert, … Continue reading

Guillaume and Stéphanie Attend Emaischen Festival

  April 21, 2014 at 9:10 pm by

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The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg spent some time at the traditional Emaischen festival in Luxembourg City today. Guillaume and Stéphanie were treated to music, dancing and displays of peckvillercher, hand-crafted ceramic birds. Traditionally, the birds are given as gifts between lovers. Guillaume was seen blowing into the tail of one bird, as the ceramics are designed as whistles. The festival is celebrated every year on Easter Monday, … Continue reading

Prince George Meets George the Bilby at Taronga Zoo

  April 20, 2014 at 10:03 pm by

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Prince George was introduced to a bilby, who was named after him, during a visit with his parents to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. On April 20, the little Prince performed his second royal engagement, the first one being a visit to the Plunket Playgroup, which was held at the Government House in New Zealand. Little Prince George appeared to be very excited to meet George the Bilby, as Kate … Continue reading

Three in One for Catherine on Australia Day 5

  April 20, 2014 at 9:54 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge at Easter service in Sydney; 20-04-2014

An effortless look is what could be said about the Duchess of Cambridge’s look today in Australia while attending church service for Easter. The Duchess stepped out in a dove coat with a matching dress underneath by Alexander McQueen. The outfit was matched by a bespoke Jane Taylor hat in a slightly darker shade of grey. Catherine accessorized her outfit with nude pumps and a matching nude clutch see here. The … Continue reading

Catherine’s Fashion Outfits In Australia Day 2, 3 & 4

  April 19, 2014 at 4:37 am by

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Casual chic is what The Duchess decided to wear for the second day in Australia of the royal tour. Perfect for the sunny day, Catherine wore a Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress. The printed white and blue dress was matched with her Stuart Weitzman wedges and a black clutch see here. The dress comes from the designers 2014 collection for the 40th anniversary of DVF’s wrap dress. The dress was sold … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Presents Maundy Money

  April 17, 2014 at 10:37 pm by

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The Queen today was in Blackburn to mark this year’s Royal Maundy Service. She was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh. Standing out from the crowd in a bright pink double-breasted cashmere coat with a matching dress by Stewart Parvin, the service took place at Blackburn Cathedral where Queen Elizabeth was presented with a nosegay of yellow, purple and white flowers. Following the service, Queen Elizabeth continued with a centuries-old … Continue reading

Vote in the March 2014 Picture of the Month Polls!

  April 17, 2014 at 5:14 am by

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Please vote in the March 2014 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Crazy or Statement Hats. The polls will remain open until 30 April 2014. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

Mother-Daughter Date at Skansen Aquarium

  April 16, 2014 at 9:52 pm by

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It was a mother-date date for Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden today, as she brought along two year old Princess Estelle for an engagement at Skansen Aquarium. There to officially open a new exhibition on endangered frogs and toads, Frogs – Jungle Jewels, the Crown Princess did so by dropping a cane toad into its environment, after the owner of the aquarium, Jonas Wahlstrom, gave a speech about the dangers surrounding … Continue reading

Duchess Wears Roksanda Ilincic in Australia

  April 16, 2014 at 9:31 pm by

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It’s off to a bright start in Australia for the Duchess of Cambridge! The Duchess choose to begin the tour with a British designer, Roksanda Ilincic. Catherine wore a yellow wool dress, which was custom made in that particular color, from the designer’s Spring 2014 collection. The dress features a square neckline, a slit on the side and a visible zipper down the back. The Duchess matched patent leather nude … Continue reading

Margrethe II of Denmark Turns 74

  April 16, 2014 at 9:24 pm by

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Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrates her 74th birthday today. The ever-popular Danish Monarch was born at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen in 1940, the eldest child of then-Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Ingrid of Denmark. The infant Princess was baptised at the Church of Holmen in Copenhagen on May 14, 1940 with the names Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid. Among her godparents were her paternal grandfather, King Christian X of Denmark, her father’s brother, … Continue reading

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