Flashback Friday: A Curtsey For The Queen

  May 19, 2017 at 5:00 am by

The Duchess of Simpson and Queen Elizabeth II

May 19, 1972: The Duchess of Windsor (1896-1986) curtseys to her niece, Queen Elizabeth II, as the monarch arrives to her home in Paris. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales, was on a state visit to France. The family took time out of their official schedule on the final day of the state visit to see the Duke and Duchess, the Queen’s paternal uncle and … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Joins Birthday Celebrations For Archduchess Helene of Austria

  May 18, 2017 at 10:03 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

On one of her rare private night outs Thursday evening, Queen Elizabeth II attended a dinner at The Ivy in London to celebrate Archduchess Helene of Austria’s 80th birthday. The Queen, wearing a cream lace dress underneath a black paisley shawl, was spotted upon arrival and on departure from the party, which was also attended by Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Archduchess Helene is the daughter of Count Carl Theodor … Continue reading

A Sofia Double-Act In Stockholm For Dementia Forum X Conference

  May 18, 2017 at 4:20 pm by

Queen Silvia, Princess Sofia and Queen Sofia

There were two royal Sofias present at the Dementia Forum X international conference at the Bernadotte Library in Stockholm on Thursday: Queen Sofia of Spain and Princess Sofia of Sweden. The Queen of Sweden was also present. The trio participated in the forum, first held in 2015, which was attended by 120 individuals from around the globe who have an interest in dementia care and research and have the ability … Continue reading

William and Harry Present Legacy Award Honouring Their Late Mother

  May 18, 2017 at 3:06 pm by

Prince William and Prince Harry

At St James’s Palace on Thursday, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry presented the inaugural Legacy Award established by the Diana Award to honour the memory of their late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. The Legacy Award was presented to twenty youths who have shown “outstanding displays of kindness, compassion and service to others”. “I cannot believe how young you all are, most of you are still at school. When … Continue reading

Dutch Royals At “Appeltjes van Oranje 2017”

  May 18, 2017 at 2:14 pm by

The Dutch Royals

This morning, Thursday May 18, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix, attended the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2017” award ceremony held at the Palace Nooreinde in The Hague. The theme of this year’s award was “Strong Kids”, focused on vulnerable children. The winners of “Appeltjes van Oranje 2017” were the foundation Ervaringsmaatjes of the Stichting Informele Zorg (SIZ) from Twente that is taking care of people with vulnerability; the foundation Buurtgezinnen.nl from the … Continue reading

Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Announces Divorce

  May 18, 2017 at 10:32 am by

Princess Alexandra and Count Jefferson

A press release from the Danish Royal Court has this morning announced that Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her husband, Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, have made the decision to divorce. “It’s an incredibly difficult decision. We have known each other for 30 years, but have come to a point where we must acknowledge that we have grown apart. We end our marriage, but stay together in parenthood. The whole family, … Continue reading

Stéphanie Stuns In White Ralph Lauren At Cannes Film Festival

  May 17, 2017 at 7:04 pm by

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie

The Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg pulled out all the stops Wednesday evening for her first appearance at the Cannes Film Festival, wearing a lovely white Ralph Lauren evening gown. Stephanie paired the simple gown (previously seen on Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria last year) with a gorgeous pair of diamond and pink stone figure-eight earrings. She is currently in Cannes with her husband, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, and the Luxembourg … Continue reading

Land Ahoy! Prince Henrik and Princess Athena Join Parents On Skoleskibet Danmark

  May 17, 2017 at 3:44 pm by

Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Prince Henrik

Denmark’s Prince Henrik and Princess Athena on Wednesday joined their parents, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, for the arrival of the Skoleskibet Danmark into Copenhagen Harbour. The royals were aboard the ship – which is used to educate 80 cadets in seaman duties – as it sailed into Copenhagen Harbour on the second-last stop in its five month journey. The two youngsters appeared to enjoy themselves immensely on the water, though … Continue reading

Gratulerer Med Dagen Norge! Norway Celebrates National Day

  May 17, 2017 at 3:23 pm by

The Norwegian Royal Family

The Norwegian Royal Family has helped the country celebrate National Day with traditional festivities at Skaugum and in Oslo. Crown Prince Haakon (who has already started to grow his beard back!) and Crown Princess Mette-Marit with their two children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus kicked off the day on the steps of their home in Asker, watching the Asker Municipality children’s parade go past. The family – joined … Continue reading

Sheikha AlJalila Swims With A Dolphin In A Sweet Video

  May 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm by

Sheikha AlJalila

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan has shared a sweet video of her eldest daughter, Sheikha AlJalila, swimming with a dolphin. The mother of two, captioned the video with “Making new friends at Dolphin Bay”. Dolphin Bay is located at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai. صداقات جديدة في خليج الدلافين Making new friends at Dolphin Bay #instakids #animals #Dubai #instalife A post shared by Haya Bint Al Hussein (@hrhprincesshaya) … Continue reading

Queen Rania Visits Eureka Tech Academy

  May 17, 2017 at 11:33 am by

Queen rania

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited the Eureka Tech Academy today. Her Majesty was welcomed by the founder of Eureka Tech Academy, Ms. Afnan Ali, upon arrival. Queen Rania then met with academy members, teachers, students and parents. A discussion was held and Her Majesty was given an overview of the Academy. Dressed in black and white with her hair in loose curls, Queen Rania stopped by a Pneumatics … Continue reading

Infanta Sofía Has Her First Holy Communion

  May 17, 2017 at 9:52 am by

Infanta Sofia

In a ceremony at the Our Lady of Assumption Chapel in Aravaca this morning, Infanta Sofía of Spain – younger daughter of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia – had her first holy communion alongside twenty classmates from the Primaria del Colegio Santa María de los Rosales. The Infanta, who celebrated her tenth birthday last month, posed for photos outside the chapel as she arrived with her parents and elder sister, the … Continue reading

The Queen of The Netherlands At 46: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  May 17, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands

The exuberant Queen Máxima of the Netherlands today celebrates her 46th birthday. The subject of today’s Top Five Fashion Moments post is well-known for both her fashion hits and her fashion misses: when Máxima gets it right, she gets. it. right. But when she gets it wrong? It makes you wonder if there’s a mirror at Villa Eikenhorst. Luckily for us, we’re all about the positives on Her Majesty’s birthday – and … Continue reading

Garden Party Season Is Here! First of the Year Held at Buckingham Palace

  May 16, 2017 at 7:57 pm by

The first garden party of the year at Buckingham Palace

The first garden party of the season was held this afternoon at Buckingham Palace, with 8,000 guests invited for tea, sandwiches and a variety of delicious cakes. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh headed the family in attendance: the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Beatrice of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. The royals mingled with their guests – … Continue reading

Prince Emmanuel Joins His Mother For Queen Elisabeth Music Competition

  May 16, 2017 at 7:12 pm by

Prince Emmanuel and Queen Mathilde

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians brought along her younger son, Prince Emmanuel, for the second session of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition semi-final, which is this year being held for the first time for cellists. In each session, four of the 24 semi-finalists, perform either a Haydn or Boccherini concerto or recital accompanied by the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia. The finals will be held later this month. The Queen is … Continue reading

A Day In Oxford For Charles and Camilla

  May 16, 2017 at 4:48 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in Oxford today for a day of engagements. Beginning at the famous Covered Market, Charles and Camilla visited a number of the businesses that sell products in the market including greengrocer and Brown’s Cafe for lunch and coffee. The couple also stopped in at The Cake Shop, where they spoke with staff and admired the cakes on display. Prince Charles then … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Receives ‘Womenomics Global Impact Award 2017’

  May 16, 2017 at 4:17 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary was awarded the 2017 Womenomics Global Impact Award today during the Womenomics Business Conference CPH at the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. She is the fourth recipient of the award, for her work “to help women improve their conditions and exploit their full potential”.  “I am very honored to receive the award. It’s a very important prize because it helps to focus on the importance of gender equality in our … Continue reading

Prince William Helps Brighten Patients’ Day During Royal Marsden Visit

  May 16, 2017 at 1:37 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge

To mark the tenth anniversary of becoming the President of the Royal Marsden Hospital, the Duke of Cambridge today paid a visit to the hospital’s facility in Sutton. He stopped in on a number of cancer patients receiving treatment in the Oak Centre for Children and Young People, including six-year-old Daisy Wood, whose blood pressure he helped to take in preparation for a lumbar puncture. “She did say William was a … Continue reading

Reports: Engagement Forthcoming For Princess Mako

  May 16, 2017 at 10:10 am by

Princess Mako

The Japanese media is reporting today that Princess Mako, the elder daughter of Prince Akishino and eldest grandchild of the Emperor of Japan, is set to announce her engagement to a fellow student from her alma mater, the International Christian University. NHK, the Japanese public broadcaster, was first to publish the news today. The Japan Times is reporting the news was confirmed by the Imperial Household Agency. Kei Komuro is named … Continue reading

Video of Crop-Top Wearing King Maha Vajiralongkorn Could Shut Down Facebook Thailand

  May 16, 2017 at 7:46 am by

Maha Vajiralongkorn

A ten-month-old video of King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand in a pair of jeans and a yellow crop-top, a number of fake tattoos visible, reportedly walking through a German shopping centre has led to somewhat of a standoff between Thai officials and Facebook after the video went viral this month on the Thai arm of the social media giant. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) had threatened to sue Facebook Thailand … Continue reading

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