On This Day: Birth of Empress Carlota of Mexico

  June 7, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Empress Carlota of Mexico, born Princess of Belgium

Princess Charlotte of Belgium, the woman who would become the only Empress of the Second Mexican Empire, was born 175 years ago. She was born at the Royal Palace of Laeken as the only daughter of Leopold I of the Belgians and his second wife, Louise of Orléans, on June 7, 1840. She was baptised Marie Charlotte Amélie Augustine Victoire Clémentine Léopoldine, with Charlotte designated as the name she would be known as, … Continue reading

Princess Isabella Baptises Ferry in Samsø

  June 6, 2015 at 11:35 pm by

Princess Isabella and Crown Princess Mary during their visit to Samso; 06-06-2015

It was a mother-daughter day for Crown Princess Mary and Princess Isabella today on the island of Samsø, where the eight-year-old undertook her first official engagement, the baptism of a ferry boat named M/F Prinsesse Isabella. A large crowd of locals came out to welcome the royal pair at their first stop, Sælvig Harbour, where Princess Isabella sent a bottle of cranberry juice made from island berries flying into the ferry boat’s … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Mark Armed Forces Day

  June 6, 2015 at 11:15 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia attend the Armed Forces Day parade in Madrid; 06-06-2015

The King and Queen of Spain attended the military parade marking Armed Forces Day this afternoon at the Plaza de la Lealtad (Plaza of Loyalty) in Madrid. King Felipe first laid a wreath in the plaza in memory of soldiers who have given their lives for Spain and inspected the guard of honour before he and Queen Letizia watched the parade. Over 500 members of the five branches of the Spanish … Continue reading

Qatari Royals Attend UEFA Champions League Final

  June 6, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

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The father of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, attended the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus Turin and FC Barcelona in Berlin, Germany. Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad, Sheikh Joan bin Hamad and Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad also attended. FC Barcelona beat Juventus Turin 3-1. The Qatari royals were seen surrounded by some of their entourage and taking pictures or videos of the match. View image | gettyimages.com … Continue reading

Dubai’s Ruler and Wife Princess Haya At Epsom Derby

  June 6, 2015 at 9:00 pm by

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai attended the Epsom Downs Derby today. On the sideline of the race, Sheikh Mohammed, Princess Haya and Sheikh Hamdan met with Queen Elizabeth II. They talked about the horse races, Queen Elizabeth praised … Continue reading

Swedish Royals Celebrate National Day

  June 6, 2015 at 7:11 pm by

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On June 6, the Swedish Royal Family celebrated the country’s National Day, which celebrates the election of King Gustav Vasa in 1523, as he is considered by the Swedish people to be “the foundation of modern Sweden”. A new photo of Princess Estelle, the daughter of the Crown Princess Couple, was released to start the celebrations. Princess Madeleine also sent her greetings to the public on her Facebook page. In … Continue reading

Kensington Palace Release First Photos Of Princess Charlotte

  June 6, 2015 at 5:02 pm by

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On June 6, the first official photos were released of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge by Kensington Palace via their Twitter account. Princess Charlotte is pictured, in an adorable set of four photos, with her brother Prince George at their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall. The photos were taken by their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, in mid-May. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge was born on May … Continue reading

Royals Head To Isle of Wight For Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary

  June 5, 2015 at 7:34 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh attends the Royal Yacht Squadron's Bicentennial on the Isle of Wight; 05-06-2015

A number of royals descended on the Isle of Wight today, to attend events marking the bicentenary of the Royal Yacht Squadron. The Duke of Edinburgh led the British contingent consisting of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, and Prince Michael of Kent. They were joined by Norwegian King Harald V (on board the Norge), Prince Albert II of Monaco, Denmark’s Prince … Continue reading

Danish Royals Celebrate 1915 Constitution Anniversary

  June 5, 2015 at 3:54 pm by

Queen Margrethe at the celebrations for the centenary of the Danish constitution; 05-06-2015

Following on from last night’s concert, the Danish Royal Family was out in force to again mark the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Constitution. The family attended a reception at Christiansborg Palace, hosted by the Danish Parliament. Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte chatted in the sunshine outside the main entrance to the building while waiting for Queen Margrethe to arrive. View image … Continue reading

On This Day: Death of Swedish Prince Wilhelm

  June 5, 2015 at 9:00 am by

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Sweden’s Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland died fifty years ago today. He was born on June 17, 1884 at Tullgarn Palace to the future King of Sweden, Gustaf V, and his wife, Victoria of Baden. Wilhelm was the second of three sons born to the couple – Prince Gustaf Adolf was older, Prince Erik younger. Wilhelm served in the Swedish Navy, and in 1907, represented his grandfather, King Oscar II, at … Continue reading

Princess Charlotte To Be Christened On July 5

  June 5, 2015 at 6:06 am by

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Kensington Palace has confirmed that Princess Charlotte, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will be christened on July 5. The christening will take place at the St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, and will be performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Charlotte was born on May 2 at St Mary’s Hospital and is fourth in line to the throne.

51st Wedding Anniversary of Princess Desiree & Baron Niclas

  June 5, 2015 at 3:00 am by

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Today, Princess Desiree and Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary. Princess Desiree and Baron Niclas’s engagement was announced on December 18, 1963 and they married on June 5, 1964 in Stockholm. As she married a non-royal, she lost her style of Royal Highness. She is now known as Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld. The couple have three children. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Desiree of Sweden and her husband Baron Niclas Silfverschiold … Continue reading

Danes At Concert Marking 100th Anniversary of 1915 Constitution

  June 4, 2015 at 9:01 pm by

Queen Margrethe arrives for the concert celebrating 100 years of female suffrage in Denmark; 04-06-2015

Members of the Danish Royal Family were tonight present at a concert hosted by Danmarks Radio to celebrate the centenary of the 1915 Constitution. Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte attended the event at the Tivoli Hotel and Convention Centre, alongside Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. View image | gettyimages.com Tomorrow, the royal family will attend several other events to mark the … Continue reading

Prince Harry Appointed to the Royal Victorian Order

  June 4, 2015 at 7:42 pm by

Prince Harry of Wales

Queen Elizabeth II has appointed her grandson, Prince Harry, a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Buckingham Palace announced this afternoon. The presentation took place privately at Buckingham Palace today. The Royal Victorian Order, founded by Queen Victoria in April 1896, is given to people who have “served the Queen or the Monarchy in a personal way.” It is the first royal order that Prince Harry has received. View image | … Continue reading

Sophie Wessex Hosts Garden Party for Blind Veterans UK

  June 4, 2015 at 5:29 pm by

The Countess of Wessex attends a garden party to celebrate the centenary of Blind Veterans UK; 04-06-2015

After attending the Women’s Institute Centenary Meeting in the morning, the Countess of Wessex hosted a garden party at Buckingham Palace to mark the 100th anniversary of another organisation, Blind Veterans UK. Sophie, in an aquamarine blue dress and matching bolero jacket, met with a number of veterans from all areas of the armed forces that have been helped by the charity. Over 2,000 guests attended the garden party. View … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria Visits Portugal

  June 4, 2015 at 4:48 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria in Lisbon; 04-06-2015

Crown Princess Victoria is on a visit to Portugal for the next two days, mainly to attend the Volvo Ocean Race that is being held in Lisbon. Her hectic day began with a meeting with the Portuguese President, Anibal Cavaco Silva, at his residence. She then visited the Academy of Sciences, where she was given a guided tour of the museum by Secretary General Maria Salomé Pais. Victoria, in a white dress … Continue reading

Final Day of Spanish State Visit to France

  June 4, 2015 at 3:36 pm by

Queen Letizia and King Felipe in France; 04-06-2015

The King and Queen of Spain completed their French state visit earlier today, bidding farewell to the city that gave them an overwhelmingly warm reception. In the morning, King Felipe had a breakfast meeting with French and Spanish businessmen at the Spanish Embassy. The King emphasised the relationship between France and Spain in regards to trade, and encouraged the “increase in cooperation between companies” of the two countries to “launch … Continue reading

The Duke of York Attends Founder’s Day Parade at RHC

  June 4, 2015 at 1:09 pm by

The Duke of York attends the Founder's Day Parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea; 04-06-2015

Prince Andrew, Duke of York was present at the Founder’s Day Parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea this morning, where he took the salute from veterans during the parade. The Duke also delivered a speech, in which he called the Chelsea Pensioners – the veterans who live at the Royal Hospital Chelsea – “epitomes of what we would classify as service to the crown.” View image | gettyimages.com “The lifelong service … Continue reading

Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine Meet With Melinda Gates

  June 4, 2015 at 12:50 pm by

Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine with Melinda Gates; 04-06-2015

The Queen of Sweden and her younger daughter, Princess Madeleine, today had a meeting with Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “Today my mother and I met with Melinda Gates and discussed ways of improving the lives of women and girls all over the world. What an inspiring and brilliant woman!” Princess Madeleine wrote on her Facebook page of the meeting. Mrs Gates herself posted a … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Women’s Institute Centenary

  June 4, 2015 at 10:16 am by

Queen Elizabeth at the centenary celebrations of the Women's Institute; 04-06-2015

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Princess Royal and the Countess of Wessex this morning at the Annual General Meeting of the Women’s Institute at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the organisation’s 100th anniversary. The royal trio – who are all members of their local WIs – were welcomed on stage at the Hall by 5,000 members of the WI from around the country. The Queen delivered a … Continue reading

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