Queen Elizabeth Opens New Air Ambulance Base With A Kiss From Her Grandson

  July 13, 2016 at 11:47 am by

The Duke of Cambridge with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh travelled up to Cambridge today for the official opening of the Egerton-Smith Centre at Cambridge Airport, which is the new operating base of the East Anglian Air Ambulance. On hand to greet them as their helicopter touched down was their grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, who works as a pilot for the EAAA. William gave both his grandparents a kiss on the cheek in … Continue reading

An Abdication Coming In Japan?

  July 13, 2016 at 10:26 am by

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Japanese public broadcaster NHK has written today that 82-year-old Emperor Akihito has plans to abdicate the throne in the “next few years”. According to their sources, the Emperor has been discussing the matter with his close aides and would like to abdicate before becoming “too frail to carry out duties fully”, passing the throne to his elder son, Crown Prince Naruhito. Emperor Akihito has been on the throne since the … Continue reading

What’s In A Duchess’ Dream Jar? A Visit to St James Park Will Tell You!

  July 12, 2016 at 8:59 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall had a second engagement today, which involved a visit to St James Park in London with the daughter of writer Roald Dahl to veil her BFG Dream Jar as part of the celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth. Camilla and Lucy Dahl happily posed under umbrellas next to the Duchess’s Dream Jar, which contains sculptures of five children learning to read showing Camilla’s dream that … Continue reading

Pierre Casiraghi in Boating Accident

  July 12, 2016 at 6:34 pm by

Pierre Casiraghi aboard 'Maserati' ahead of the 2015 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

During a regatta on Lake Garda, Italy on Friday, Pierre Casiraghi was involved in a boating accident that forced his crew to abandon the rest of the competition. Casiraghi’s yacht, the Malizia, and a media boat crossed paths, causing the yacht overturn upon impact, leading to serious technical damage. Thankfully, none of the crew on the yacht or on the media boat suffered any injuries. “Mostly it’s very annoying…such an accident should never … Continue reading

Royals In Germany For CHIO Aachen Opening

  July 12, 2016 at 5:02 pm by

Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden joined Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg at the opening of the CHIO Aachen equestrian event in Aachen, Germany today. It is the largest equestrian event in the world. The Queen, wearing a vibrant red outfit, officially opened the event, delivering a speech in front of the 40,000-strong audience after she and the King arrived in a horse-drawn carriage. Sweden is the partner country of … Continue reading

30 Years of the National Osteoporosis Society Celebrated at Clarence House

  July 12, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

As President of the National Osteoporosis Society, the Duchess of Cornwall has hosted a garden party at Clarence House to celebrate the organisation’s 30th anniversary. However, typical British weather threw a spanner into the works, with a rainy day forcing the event to be moved indoors. Among the guests attending were Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellows, actress  Miriam Margolyes, the Duchess’s children Tom and Laura, her sister Annabel Elliott, and Lady Sarah Chatto, … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde in New York: July 11-12

  July 12, 2016 at 12:33 pm by

Queen Mathilde

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde was on a two-day working visit to New York on July 11-12 accompanied by the Belgian Foreign Minister, Didier Reynders. On Monday July 11, as Honorary Chair of Belgium UNICEF, the Queen attended the conference titled “Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Children Affected by Armed Conflict”. The meeting, held at the headquarter of the United Nations, was organized by Belgium, UNICEF and the United Nations. Réintégrer les … Continue reading

British Royals at the Final Day of Wimbledon

  July 10, 2016 at 3:50 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Kent, the Duchess of Gloucester, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra of Kent, Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, and Lady Helen and Tim Taylor were all present for the men’s final of Wimbledon today. Zenouska Mowatt, Princess Alexandra’s granddaughter, was also in the crowd. Andy Murray won the championship, the second time he has ever done so. Murray was congratulated … Continue reading

Prince Emanuele Filiberto Hops On The Food Truck Train

  July 10, 2016 at 7:39 am by

Prince Emanuele Filiberto

Food trucks have become all the rage these past few years, and now there is one with a royal connection driving the streets of Los Angeles – ‘The Prince of Venice’, started by Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy. In an interview with Chi, Emanuele Filiberto – who is one of the two heirs to the disputed Headship of the House of Savoy – said that during a visit to Los … Continue reading

Obama Pays Flying Visit to Spain

  July 10, 2016 at 7:06 am by

President Obama and King Felipe

King Felipe VI of Spain has held an audience with President Barack Obama at the Royal Palace of Madrid today, during the American President’s single day trip to the country. The purpose of the visit – expected to be Obama’s last as sitting President to Europe – was to highlight the relationship between Spain and the United States. Last night, the King welcomed President Obama when Air Force One landed at the Torrejon de … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit An Exhibition in Ghent

  July 9, 2016 at 6:48 am by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

Yesterday, Friday July 8, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the exhibition “Between God and Money. The Golden Age of the Southern Netherlands” held at the Provincial Center for Culture Caermersklooster in Ghent. Filip en Mathilde hebben kunstuitje https://t.co/yW3TNRqeZt pic.twitter.com/ZSxcDW0y5p — Vorsten (@VorstenNL) July 9, 2016 At their arrival to the Provincial Center the Royal Couple was welcomed by the Mayor of Ghent, Daniel Termont, … Continue reading

Dutch Photo Session in Wassenaar

  July 9, 2016 at 6:06 am by

The Dutch Royal Family

Despite the mild concussion suffered by Queen Máxima after a fall last Friday, yesterday the Queen was able to take part in the annual summer photo session along with King Willem-Alexander and their three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane. The Royal Family posed in the gardens of Villa Eikenhorst. At the photo session were also present the family’s two black labradors, Skipper and Nana. The Queen wasn’t the only … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Princess Marina Presents Wimbledon Trophy

  July 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent at Wimbledon

July 8, 1963: As President of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent presents Australia’s Margaret Smith (later Court) with the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Championship trophy following her defeat of American Billie Jean Moffitt (later King) in the final. Marina’s son, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, is the current President of the All England Club. This year’s women’s final will take place tomorrow.

Captain George Joins Parents At Royal International Air Tattoo

  July 8, 2016 at 10:28 am by

Prince George

Prince George has joined his parents for a day at the Royal International Air Tattoo a RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. The young Prince was allowed to sit in the cockpit of a number of different aircrafts as a pair of blue earmuffs protected his ears from the noise. He was first a little hesitant, preferring to be in the arms of either mum or dad, but soon warmed up to the … Continue reading

Belgian Monarchs Receive the Duke and Duchess of Wellington

  July 7, 2016 at 6:45 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Wellington with Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have received two special guests at the Royal Palace of Laeken, welcoming the Duke and Duchess of Wellington to their home. The reason for the visit is unknown, though the Duke’s heritage links him to Belgium: the Dukes of Wellington have also held the title ‘Prince of Waterloo’ since 1815, when the 1st Duke defeated Napoleon. The 9th Duke also owns an estate in the country … Continue reading

Summer Greetings From Margrethe and Henrik Ahead of Graasten Photocall

  July 7, 2016 at 5:49 pm by

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik

A photograph of Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik happily relaxing in the gardens of Marselisborg Castle has been posted on the Danish Royal Family’s social media pages, to mark the couple’s summer break in Aarhus. The caption on the photo reveals the Queen and her husband will make their way to Jutland, to join the Crown Princely Family, at Gråsten Palace on Friday July 15 aboard the royal yacht Dannebrog. The … Continue reading

Order of the Thistle Service Takes Place at St Giles’ Cathedral

  July 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

The 2016 Order of the Thistle service has taken place at the St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William and Princess Anne. Wearing their ceremonial robes, they were joined by the other Knights and Ladies of the Order for the service ahead of a lunch at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The Order of the Thistle is Scotland’s highest order of chivalry, and … Continue reading

Prince Harry Visits King’s College Hospital To Learn More on HIV

  July 7, 2016 at 4:06 pm by

Prince Harry

A visit to King’s College Hospital in London was on the agenda on July 7 for Prince Harry, as part of his recent focus on HIV/AIDS. During the visit he met with hospital staff who diagnose and treat HIV, and participated in a roundtable discussion about testing and treatment in the UK, where rates of HIV infection are increasing annually. “People need to be reminded, particularly with numbers going up. Something … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Shines In Paris While Attending WHO Global Conference

  July 7, 2016 at 1:57 pm by

Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia of Spain landed in the French capital this morning without her husband, King Felipe. The 43 year old Queen was in Paris to attend a day long of events related to the The Second Global Conference on Health and Climate. The day started with Queen Letizia attended the Second Global Conference on Health and Climate. During the event, she gave a speech in english where she talked about … Continue reading

Women’s Semi-Finals Draw Kate To Wimbledon For First Time This Tournament

  July 7, 2016 at 9:50 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge

Thursday is women’s semi-final day at Wimbledon, and the Duchess of Cambridge is in the audience on Centre Court watching on as a potential Williams-Williams final is set up. Arriving earlier this afternoon, Kate met with ball boys and girls, as well as tournament staff and officials, players and coaches – including Andy Murray’s coach Ivan Lendl and Oracene Price, the mother of Serena and Venus Williams. Wearing a repeated canary … Continue reading

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