Queen Mathilde Visits the De Mot-Couvreur School

  September 21, 2016 at 10:23 am by

Queen Mathilde

Today, Wednesday September 21, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the secondary school De Mot-Couvreur in Brussels. The purpose of the visit was meeting teachers and students who participated in a project organized by the Belgian associaton Actions in the Mediterranean (AIM). This project, called “Israel-Palestine: To Understand”, aims to promotes the understanding and the dialogue between the various communities living in Brussels. Visite de l'association Actions in Mediterranean: … Continue reading

20th Wedding Anniversary for Margareta and Radu!

  September 21, 2016 at 2:28 am by

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  Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Margareta and Prince Radu of Romania celebrate their 20th Wedding Anniversary today! A civil wedding had taken place in the town hall of Versoix, Switzerland on the 24th July 1996 and two months later at the Orthodox Cathedral in Lausanne, the religious wedding took place.  Given away by her father, King Michael, Princess Margareta wore a stunning white silk dress with long sleeves, a square … Continue reading

Prinsjesdag 2016 Marked In The Hague

  September 19, 2016 at 3:11 pm by

Prinsjesdag 2016

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated today, Tuesday September 19, the official opening of the parliament, Prinsjesdag. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was accompanied by his wife, Her Majesty Queen Maxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Dutch Royals left the Noordeinde Palace at 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in horse-drawn carriages through the streets of The Hague. This year was used the Glass Carriage that was … Continue reading

London, Here She Comes! Sophie Wessex Kicks Off DoE Award Bike Ride

  September 19, 2016 at 10:12 am by

The Countess of Wessex

The Countess of Wessex has this morning departed from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on a 716km bike ride to Buckingham Palace as her Duke of Edinburgh Award Diamond Challenge to mark the 60th anniversary of the organisation. Prince Philip, who started the scheme back in 1956, and Prince Edward were on hand at the Palace to see off Sophie and her team of six fellow riders, who are … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, September 12 – 18

  September 19, 2016 at 1:41 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 September 24.

Belgian Royals Hit The Pavement For Car-Free Day in Brussels

  September 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

King Philippe and Princess Eleonore

Each year, several cities and towns across Belgium host a ‘motor transportation free’ day to promote other modes of transportation (ie. walking or cycling). King Philippe and Queen Mathilde took their four children – Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore – for a bike ride through Brussels as part of the day, before visiting a museum to also promote the open monuments aspect of the day. #DimancheSansVoiture … Continue reading

Vanity Fair Inducts Crown Princess Mary Into International Best Dressed List Hall Of Fame

  September 18, 2016 at 8:15 am by

Crown Princess Mary

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has joined a number of other royals on Vanity Fair‘s International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame, after being inducted as one of three people for the year 2016. Her “most notable ensemble of the year” has been determined as the blue velvet sequinned Jesper Høvring evening gown she wore to the main New Year’s Court for the Order of the Elephant this year (which was a rework of … Continue reading

Princess Anne Drops In At Horse Trials After Cancelling Engagements Due To Illness

  September 17, 2016 at 5:55 pm by

Princess Anne

The Princess Royal was spotted supporting her daughter Zara as she competed in the cross country section of the Whatley Manor International Horse Trials at Gatcombe Park after being forced to scale back her schedule as she continues to recover from a chest infection. Her husband, Sir Timothy Laurence, was with her. Though looking a little paler than usually, Anne appeared to be keeping her spirits up as she presented prizes at the … Continue reading

Princess Gloria of Bourbon-Parma Baptised in Apeldoorn

  September 17, 2016 at 1:43 pm by

Prince Jaime and family

The younger daughter of Prince Jaime and Princess Viktória of Bourbon-Parma was baptised today at the Onze Lieve Vrouw ten Hemelopnemingkerk in Apeldoorn. Princess Gloria, who was born on May 9, wore a christening gown made by Claes Iversen for the ceremony that was conducted by Father Tjeerd Jansen S.J. Her godparents are her paternal aunt, Princess Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, and friends of her parents, Barbara Bühlmann, Pieter Kraan and Daniël Povel. Princess … Continue reading

Swedish Royals Hosts Sweden Dinner at the Royal Palace

  September 16, 2016 at 9:26 pm by

Swedish royals

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia welcomed 180 guests to the Royal Palace of Stockholm this evening for another edition of the Sweden Dinner, first implemented in 2013 as part of the King’s 40th jubilee to honour Swedes who have made ‘significant efforts locally, regionally or nationally’. They were joined by Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia in greeting the guests ahead of dinner … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine In New York For The World Childhood Foundation

  September 16, 2016 at 8:03 pm by

Princess Madeleine

Sweden’s Princess Madeleine has returned to New York today as part of her work with the World Childhood Foundation, attending a seminar at the United Nations before the Foundation’s ThankYou gala in the evening. At the gala, held at the Cipriani restaurant, Madeleine was joined by opera singer Andrea Bocelli and actor Forest Whitaker – who both spoke at the seminar earlier in the day – as well as actress Malin … Continue reading

A Belated 75th Birthday Present! Queen Margrethe Opens New Gardens at Fredensborg Palace

  September 16, 2016 at 5:20 pm by

Queen Margrethe

Queen Margrethe has today opened a new ‘Seasonal Haven’ herbaceous border in the Fredensborg Palace Gardens that was a gift from the Danish Government, Parliament and a number of organisations and individual donors for her 75th birthday last year and has been in planning and construction since. The Queen wore an appropriately matched pink, orange and yellow floral blouse as she walked the gardens with one of the landscape architects from the Danish Agency … Continue reading

The Cambridges Visit Stewards Academy in Essex

  September 16, 2016 at 4:35 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Earlier today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited pupils at the Stewards Academy in Harlow, Essex. The couple chatted to children at the Academy, where one of the pupils reported back that “they’re really easy to talk to”. During the welcoming, the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Jonathan Douglas-Hughes, fell and was assisted up by the Duke of Cambridge. He later spoke to the Vice Lord Lieutenant, who most … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Prince Philip Visits His Birth Country

  September 16, 2016 at 9:30 am by

Prince Philip

September 16, 1964: Prince Philip takes in the Acropolis in Athens with his eldest son, Prince Charles (taking a photograph), and his daughter, Princess Anne. The trio were in Greece for the wedding of King Constantine II of the Hellenes and Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, both cousins of Prince Philip. Princess Anne was a bridesmaid, while Prince Charles held one of the crowns above the bridal couple during the Greek … Continue reading

£1,500 For A Slice Of Wedding Cake? Only If It’s From 1840!

  September 15, 2016 at 10:10 pm by

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on their wedding day

Would you spend £1,500 on a slice of wedding cake, that you would be advised not to even contemplate eating? Most wouldn’t, but one punter has, purchasing a slice of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake at auction. The cake, made in 1840 for the marriage of Queen Victoria to her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, comes with its presentation box inscribed on the top with a crown and the … Continue reading

Feliz Cumpleaños Reina Letizia! Queen of Spain Fêted During Opening of Royal Theatre Season

  September 15, 2016 at 8:44 pm by

Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia celebrated her 44th birthday today, and during an evening at the Royal Theatre for the opening performance of the season, the orchestra performed a rendition of ‘Feliz Cumpleaños’ for the birthday girl. The Queen was joined by her husband, King Felipe, for Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Otello. At the conclusion of the show, the royal couple went backstage to congratulate the actors, musicians and crew on their performance. She wore a … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Inaugurates New School in North Jutland

  September 15, 2016 at 1:23 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

The Aabybro School in North Jutland has officially been opened by Crown Princess Mary, as she paid a visit to the school and toured its new buildings. Welcomed with a bouquet of flowers from the president of the school council, the Princess met with many students during her visit, in which she saw the campuses of the primary and middle school students, and those which cater to the special needs and … Continue reading

Prince Charles Honours New Zealand’s Battle of the Somme Fallen

  September 15, 2016 at 10:39 am by

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales attended a commemoration today at the Caterpillar Valley Cemetery in Longueval, France to mark 100 years since New Zealand forces entered into the Battle of the Somme. “The footprints we leave today mark the centre of a struggle that found twenty-five countries from five continents on opposing sides in a terrible and exhausting trial of strength. None came further to serve here than the New Zealanders who, … Continue reading

A New Baby In The Orléans-Braganza Family

  September 14, 2016 at 8:50 pm by

Princess Amelia and James Spearman

It has been announced that Princess Amélia of Orléans-Braganza and her husband James Spearman have welcomed their first child, a son. The infant, who has been named Alexander Joaquim Pedro, was born in Madrid on August 30. He is the first grandchild of Prince Antonio and Princess Christine of Orléans-Braganza. Princess Amélia and Mr Spearman were married in August 2014.

Queen Máxima Looks Chic In White At Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Awards

  September 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm by

Queen Maxima

At today’s prize ceremony for the 10th edition of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, Queen Máxima brought her A-game in a white sheath dress with a square neckline and lapel detailing. The look was completed with a large tan straw hat with an up-turned brim, tan accessories and a pair of citrine drop earrings. The prize ceremony awarded Willem Kesteloo and his company PHYSEE with 500,000 Euros for being the successful … Continue reading

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