British Royals Celebrate Queen’s Birthday at Trooping the Colour

  June 15, 2014 at 4:12 am by

Trooping the Colour 2014

On June 14, several members of the British Royal Family attended Trooping the Colour, which celebrates The Queen’s official birthday. Her actual birthday is on April 21, although as per tradition, there is a second celebration for her birthday in June. This year, the following members of the Royal Family were in attendance: The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and … Continue reading

Lalla Soukaina’s Wedding

  June 12, 2014 at 3:31 am by

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Lalla Soukaina Fellali, the eldest daughter of Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco and niece of King Mohammed VI, got married on May 28, 2014 to Mohammed El Mehdi. The couple announced in October their engagement. The wedding ceremony took place at Lalla Meryem’s residence. All the royal family attended the ceremony and also Mrs Chirac. The bride4′s father, Mr Fouad Fialli, did not attend the wedding. Lalla Soukaina wore a … Continue reading

Photo Shoot in Cayx for Henrik’s 80th Birthday

  June 11, 2014 at 9:07 pm by

Prince Henrik of Denmark celebrates his 80th birthday in France; 11-06-2014

A photo shoot took place this morning at Château de Cayx to mark Prince Henrik of Denmark’s 80th birthday. The Prince’s immediate family were all present – wife, Queen Margrethe II, and both sons, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim, with their wives and children. Prince Henrik led the family out on to the lawn where the photographers were gathered, holding the hands of his two eldest granddaughters, Princesses Isabella … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland’s 32nd Birthday

  June 11, 2014 at 3:30 am by

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On 10 June, Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland celebrated her 32nd birthday. Princess Madeleine was born on 10 June 1982 at 7:05pm CEST at Drottningholm Palace in Sweden. She was christened in the Royal Chapel in Stockholm on 31 August 1982. Her godparents are Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Walther L. Sommerlath, Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Princess Christina of Sweden. Her full name is Madeleine Thérèse Amelie … Continue reading

The Duke of Edinburgh’s 93rd Birthday

  June 11, 2014 at 1:50 am by

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On 10 June, The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, celebrated his 93rd birthday. To mark the occasion, a 62-gun salute was fired at the Tower of London, whilst soldiers from the Honourable Artillery Company paid tribute to the Duke at Gun Wharf. There was also a garden party in his honour at Buckingham Palace in the afternoon. Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born on 10 June 1921 at … Continue reading

Queen Fabiola of Belgium Celebrates Her 86th birthday

  June 11, 2014 at 1:00 am by

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The Spanish-born widow of the late beloved King Baudouin of Belgium was born in Madrid, Spain on June 11, 1928. Queen Fabiola was the fourth daughter of the Marquess of Casa Riera. Her godmother was none other than Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain. Doña Fabiola de Mora’s family were close to the Spanish Royal Family and in her youth, Fabiola was a lady in waiting to the Infanta Pilar of … Continue reading

State Visit From Mexico to Spain

  June 10, 2014 at 1:14 pm by

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The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, accompanied by his wife, Angélica Rivera, began a state visit to the Kingdom of Spain on Monday June 9th. The King and Queen presided over the official welcoming ceremony at the El Pardo Palace in Madrid. Following this, the President and First Lady travelled the short distance to the Zarzuela Palace, where the King and Queen hosted a luncheon. They were joined by … Continue reading

Princess Victoria vs Princess Marie-Chantal In D&G

  June 10, 2014 at 11:53 am by

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A Crown Princess attending a horse race and the other attending her nieces christening, the choice for the two Crown Princess at two very different events was Dolce and Gabbana and just two days apart. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece wore the Dolce and Gabbana belted jacquard dress to the Derby Day at the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse on June 6, 2014 in Epsom. She paired the … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos I Presides Over Day of the Armed Forces

  June 9, 2014 at 2:01 am by

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The King and Queen of Spain were accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias to preside over the Day of the Armed Forces ceremony in Madrid on June 8th. This very solemn military ceremony is a tribute to all fallen soldiers on Armed Forces Day and this year took place on the Plaza de la Lealtad in Madrid. The Plaza de la Lealtad also houses the Spanish War Memorial … Continue reading

Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland is Christened

  June 8, 2014 at 9:50 pm by

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Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland’s christening ceremony took place on June 8 at the Royal Chapel in Drottningholm Palace in Sweden. The service was conducted by Archbishop Anders Wejryd, and was assisted by Lars-Göran Lönnermark, the Chaplin to the King and Michael Bjerkhagen, the Pastor of the Royal Court Parish. Princess Leonore’s full name is Leonore Lilian Maria. It was reported that Leonore was a name both her parents liked, as … Continue reading

Vote in the May 2014 Picture of the Month Polls!

  June 7, 2014 at 12:24 pm by

Please vote in the May 2014 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royals in Prints and Florals. The polls will remain open until 30 June 2014. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

King Albert Turns 80

  June 7, 2014 at 5:48 am by

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King Albert II of Belgium celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday, June 6th. The former Belgian Monarch was born at Chateau Stuyvenberg in 1934, the second son of King Leopold III of the Belgians and Princess Astrid of Sweden. The infant Prince of Liège was christened Albert Félix Humbert Théodore Christian Eugène Marie with his godparents being Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma and Queen Elisabeth of Belgium. Tragedy struck on the August 29th, 1935, … Continue reading

Sweden Celebrates National Day

  June 7, 2014 at 4:47 am by

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Sweden yesterday celebrated their national day, with the Royal Family taking part in several events in Stockholm, Ånge and Skansen. The day began with the traditional opening of the palace gates, which signals the beginning of the day’s Open Palace event, where entry into the Royal Palace of Stockholm is free. Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill were given this task for 2014, and they brought their three-month-old daughter Leonore – dressed … Continue reading

D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations

  June 6, 2014 at 7:56 am by

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Royals from across Europe, as well as many heads of state, have gathered in Normandy to mark the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Allied invasion of German-occupied territory which became the beginning of the end of World War Two. This morning, local time, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a Royal British Legion service at the Bayeux Cathedral, as did British Prime Minister David Cameron … Continue reading

On This Day: Birth of José I of Portugal

  June 6, 2014 at 6:30 am by

José I of Portugal

Today is the 300th anniversary of the birth of King José I of Portugal. He was born in 1714, as the third child of King João V of Portugal and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria. The future King was titled Infante José for the first four and a half months of his life, as his older brother, Pedro, was the heir to the throne. Upon Pedro’s death on October 29, Infante José … Continue reading

Spanish Abdication Set for June 18

  June 5, 2014 at 11:19 pm by

Spain's King Juan Carlos

The Spanish Royal Court has confirmed that the abdication of King Juan Carlos I will take place on June 18. King Juan Carlos will sign the abdication act in a ceremony at the Royal Palace, which will be attended by members of the royal family. The following day, June 19, the Prince of Asturias will officially by proclaimed as King Felipe VI in a ceremony at the Cortes Generales building. … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Begins State Visit to France

  June 5, 2014 at 10:54 pm by

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh today began their fifth state visit to the French Republic. The couple departed from St Pancras Station in London aboard the Eurostar – their typical option for travel between London and Paris – headed for Paris Gare du Nord. The Queen unveiled a plaque at the London station to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Channel Tunnel, which was opened in 1994 by Queen … Continue reading

Princess Astrid of Belgium Turns 52

  June 5, 2014 at 8:20 pm by

Princess Astrid in July 2013

Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este celebrates her 52nd birthday on June 5th. The Princess is the only sister of King Philippe of Belgium and was born in 1962, the second child and only daughter of the future King Albert II and Queen Paola. The Princess was named in honour of her father’s mother, the tragic Astrid of Sweden, who was killed in 1935. The Princess was baptised Astrid Josephine Charlotte … Continue reading

Doña Irene Urdangarín Turns 9

  June 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm by

Irene Urdangarín in August 2013

Doña Irene Urdangarín, the youngest child and only daughter of Infanta Cristina of Spain and Don Iñaki Urdangarín, Duke of Palma de Mallorca, turned nine today. Doña Irene is the sixth grandchild of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, and was born in Barcelona in 2005. Her baptism took place at the Chapel of the Palace of Zarzuela in July 2005, where she was given the name Irene in … Continue reading

Abdullah & Rania of Jordan Attend Daughter’s Graduation

  June 4, 2014 at 11:03 pm by

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King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan celebrated today the graduation of their elder daughter, Princess Iman bint Abdullah, from high school in Amman. The King  and Queen proudly ascended the platform and handed over the high school completion diplomas to Princess Iman and her classmates during a lavish ceremony held at the International Academy of Amman (IAA) school campus. The graduation ceremony was also attended by the Princess’s … Continue reading

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