Crown Princess Mary Speaks at Women’s Shelters Conference

  November 5, 2015 at 11:29 am by

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Denmark’s Crown Princess spent her second day at the World Conference of Women’s Shelters in The Netherlands today. Wearing  a plain grey shift dress, Crown Princess Mary delivered one of the day’s keynote speeches, in which she spoke about how gender equality impacts on domestic violence, and how the past decade has seen a huge increase in awareness of domestic violence globally. “Violence against women and girls has increasingly been recognized … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla’s Visit to New Zealand, Day Two

  November 5, 2015 at 8:58 am by

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla share a laugh during a visit to an ecosanctuary while in New Zealand; 05-11-2015

Day two of their tour of New Zealand began with separate events in Wellington for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Prince Charles paid a visit to Tawa College, where he was welcomed by students performing the haka, the traditional Māori war dance. He spent time speaking with several students about sports, their music lessons, and also the sustainability of wool to younger students who have studied the product (Charles himself … Continue reading

Tunisian President on State Visit to Sweden

  November 4, 2015 at 9:35 pm by

King Carl Gustaf and the President of Tunisia; 04-11-2015

The President of Tunisia, Mr Beji Caïd Essebsi, is currently on a state visit to Sweden. He and his wife, Saida Caïd Essebsi, were welcomed at Arlanda Airport by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel ahead of the official welcoming ceremony and luncheon at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. View image | gettyimages.com King Carl XVI Gustaf hosted a state banquet this evening, where guests dined on smoked trout, baked cod with … Continue reading

Prince Philip Tours Underground Railway Construction Site

  November 4, 2015 at 5:19 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh during a tour of the Crossrail project construction site; 04-11-2015

The Duke of Edinburgh engaged one of his passions during a tour of the underground railway site being constructed underneath Farrington today. Donning a fluro orange safety vest and a white hard hat, Prince Philip was shown the tunnels being waterproofed, walked the new platforms and spoke with the engineers and workers who are completing the Crossrail project. View image | gettyimages.com The Duke has a long-standing interest in engineering, … Continue reading

Queen Máxima and Princess Mary Attend Women’s Shelters Conference

  November 4, 2015 at 3:58 pm by

Crown Princess Mary and Queen Maxima arrive for the conference on domestic violence; 04-11-2015

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today attended the World Conference of Women’s Shelters in The Hague. The Dutch Queen, in her first public engagement since the kidney infection which forced her to miss most of the state visit to China, delivered a speech at the conference, the third to be hosted by the Global Network of Women’s Shelters to help create dialogue about ways to eliminate violence against … Continue reading

British Royals Welcome President of Kazakhstan

  November 4, 2015 at 12:06 pm by

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Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Andrew, Duke of York welcomed Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev and the First lady in Buckingham Palace today. The President of Kazakhstan is on an official visit to the UK. During the visit, President Nursultan Nazarbayev briefed the Queen on his visit and the agreements signed. View image | gettyimages.com

Marie of Romania’s Heart Returned to Pelişor Castle

  November 4, 2015 at 10:49 am by

Soldiers carry the casket containing the heart of Queen Marie of Romania into Pelisor Castle; 03-11-2015

The late Queen Marie of Romania’s heart was returned to her place of death yesterday, in a ceremony attended by her great-granddaughter Crown Princess Margarita, as well as her descendants in the Austria-Tuscany line. Beginning at the National Museum of Romanian History, the silver casket containing the British-born Queen’s heart was given a military farewell in front of a crowded street before it was placed into a car and driven to … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla’s Visit to New Zealand, Day One

  November 4, 2015 at 8:19 am by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall on their first day in New Zealand; 04-11-2015

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall touched down in New Zealand today, beginning their twelve-day tour of the country and it’s neighbour, Australia. Weather typical of New Zealand – wind – greeted the couple upon their early afternoon arrival at Wellington International Airport, playing havoc with Camilla’s skirt and umbrella. Prime Minister John Key and his wife Bronagh were inside the military terminal to welcome the couple, … Continue reading

Felipe VI Attends An Event At The Diplomatic School

  November 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm by

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King Felipe VI of Spain attends an event with dimplomatic corps today in Madrid. The event was the graduation of 12 new secretary of embassies who completed courses at the Diplomatic School. During his speech at the event, Kind Felipe said “Today as yesterday, in the exercise of our functions, we should know better preserve the principles and values ​​that characterize our society: the defense of freedom, democracy and human … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander Visits The European Institutions

  November 3, 2015 at 12:04 pm by

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Today, Tuesday November 3, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander paid a visit to the European Institutions in Brussels. The King was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders. At his arrival to the European Parliament, The King was welcomed by the Parliament Speaker Martin Schulz. After posing for photos and signing the guest book, a meeting was held. Then King Willem-Alexander went to the European Commission where he met the … Continue reading

Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family Attend Remembrance Mass

  November 2, 2015 at 8:33 pm by

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This morning members of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg attended the annual mass of remembrance at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Luxembourg honouring deceased members of the Grand Ducal Family. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were joined by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, Archduchess Marie-Astrid and Archduke Carl Christian for the mass, which was presided over by Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich.

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, October 26-November 1

  November 2, 2015 at 6:09 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 November 7.

Well Done Team! Harry Greets Walking With The Wounded Trekkers

  November 1, 2015 at 5:29 pm by

Prince Harry chats with one of the Walk of Britain trekkers upon their arrival to Buckingham Palace; 01-11-2015

After presenting the Rugby World Cup trophy on Saturday night at Twickenham Stadium, it was then to Buckingham Palace on Sunday for Prince Harry, as he welcomed the six ex-servicemen and women who participated in the Walk of Britain. Andrew Bement, Matt Fisher, Stewart Hill, Matt Fisher, Scott Ransley, Alec Robotham, Scott Ransley and Kirstie Ennis were greeted by the Prince in the forecourt of the Palace, marking the conclusion … Continue reading

Frederik, Mary and Children at the Hubertus Hunt

  November 1, 2015 at 1:16 pm by

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The Crown Princely Family of Denmark today attended the Hubertus Hunt in Dyrehaven, north of Copenhagen. Arriving in a horse-drawn carriage, the youngest children – Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – sat up front next to the driver to get the best view of the track leading up to the Hermitage Palace (Prince Christian was in the back with mum and dad). Over 40,000 people were present to watch … Continue reading

Prince Harry Presents Rugby World Cup Trophy To New Zealand’s All Blacks

  October 31, 2015 at 8:27 pm by

Prince Harry, Prince Philip and Prince William at the Australia v New Zealand match to decide the winner of the 2015 Rugby World Cup; 31-10-2015

Prince Harry was joined by his grandfather, Prince Philip, and his brother, Prince William, at the Rugby World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand tonight at Twickenham Stadium. View image | gettyimages.com The three Princes watched on as the All Blacks defeated the Wallabies 34-17 to take out back-to-back Webb Ellis trophies. Prince Albert II of Monaco was also present for the match. View image | gettyimages.com Once the game … Continue reading

Queen Maxima Has Been Discharged From Hospital

  October 31, 2015 at 9:11 am by

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Queen Maxima of The Netherlands has been discharged from the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague earlier today. Her Doctor said she was recovering well and could be discharged and rest at home. RVD has said that Queen Maxima’s agenda will change slightly till she is better and able to go back to work. Queen Maxima got a kidney infection while on a state visit to China. She returned to The … Continue reading

The Princess of Asturias Celebrates Tenth Birthday

  October 31, 2015 at 6:00 am by

The Princess of Asturias ahead of her first holy communion; 20-05-2015

Leonor, the Princess of Asturias today celebrates her tenth birthday. The eldest of the two daughters of the-then Prince and Princess of Asturias, Leonor was born an Infanta of Spain at the Ruber International Clinic in Madrid. She was baptised in January 2006 at Zarzuela Palace, with her paternal grandparents, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, acting as her godparents. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Leonor during the summer holidays … Continue reading

Princess Leonor Awarded Order of the Golden Fleece

  October 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm by

Princess Leonor at the installation of her father as King of Spain

The Princess of Asturias, who celebrates her tenth birthday tomorrow, has been awarded the Order of the Golden Fleece by her father, King Felipe VI; the first awarding of this Order of his reign. The honour was approved by the Council of Ministers today. The Order of the Golden Fleece was found in 1430 by Philip III, Duke of Burgundy to mark his marriage to Isabella of Portugal. In previous … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit To China: Last Day

  October 29, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander concluded today, Thursday October 29, the State Visit to China. On the last day, the King was in Hangzhou in Eastern China. In Hangzhou King Willem-Alexander visited the headquarters of Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce business company founded in 1999. At his arrival the King was greeted by Jack Ma and Daniel Zhang, respectively founder and CEO of the company. After a tour in the headquarter, the King … Continue reading

Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko On Brazilian Visit

  October 28, 2015 at 10:47 pm by

Princess Kiko and Prince Akishino during their visit to Ibirapuera Park; 28-10-2015

Prince and Princess Akishino of Japan have begun a ten-day official visit to Brazil, to mark 120 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The couple arrived in São Paulo earlier this morning; their first visit was to Ibirapuera Park where they laid a wreath at the Monument to Japanese Immigration Pioneers and planted a commemorative tree. View image | gettyimages.com During their visit, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko will … Continue reading

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