The King of Spain led the country in National Day celebrations today at the official ceremony at the Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo in Madrid. King Felipe, Queen Letizia, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofía were all present for the homage to the Spanish flag, the first event of National Day, alongside Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other officials linked to Madrid and the military. View image | gettyimages.com The … Continue reading
The Queen of Denmark has presented the Queen Ingrid Research Prize in a ceremony at Christian VII’s Palace, Amalienborg today. Professor Søren Jacobsen, the head of rheumatology at Copenhagen University Hospital, was awarded the prize of 100,000DKK for his research and work with arthritis. The prize is awarded as part of the Danish Rheumatism Association, of which Queen Ingrid was patron before Queen Margrethe, and is delivered annually on World Arthritis Day. It was … Continue reading
The Princess Royal today paired up with Belgium’s Princess Astrid to unveil a memorial honouring a British nurse executed during the First World War, Edith Cavell. A bust of Nurse Cavell designed by Belgian sculptor Natalie Lambert was unveiled at Montjoie Park in Uccle, a suburb of Brussels, by the two Princesses and the Mayor of Uccle, Armand De Decker, before attending a special session of the Belgian Senate to honour the 100th anniversary … Continue reading
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Prince Nicolas of Sweden, the son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, was christened today in a ceremony at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel. Family members and close friends joined the Royal Family for the intimate ceremony, which was officiated Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Bishop Emeritus Lars-Göran Lönnermark, and Reverend Michael Bjerkhagen. Princess Madeleine (in Valentino) carried her son into the chapel while Mr O’Neill had the couple’s 19-month-old daughter Leonore on his arm. … Continue reading
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today paid a visit to Harrow College, where they met with organisers and volunteers of the charity Mind, which provides assistance to those suffering from mental health issues. Arranged to mark World Mental Health Day (held annually on October 10 since 1992), William and Kate participated in a workshop with young people who themselves have battled with mental health problems. Some of these people now … Continue reading
Danish Princess Marie tonight attended the opening of the Ikebana International Copenhagen Chapter’s 50th anniversary exhibition at the Tokai University European Center in Vedbæk. The exhibition showcased the Ikebana craft – the art of arranging flowers in a minimalistic fashion that highlights their shape, line, form and colour. The craft follows on the Japanese love and appreciation of nature, “by creating a link between the indoors and the outdoors”. For the event, Marie … Continue reading
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent today celebrates his eightieth birthday. He was born in 1935 as the eldest child of Prince George, Duke of Kent and his wife, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. At the age of 7, he became the Duke of Kent when his father was killed in an aeroplane crash. Edward was educated at Ludgrove, Eton College and Le Rosey before attending Sandhurst, from which he … Continue reading
Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako visited Fukushima today. During their visit, the couple visited the senior high school where they toured the school and met with students that are learning about reconstruction tasks. The Crown Prince and Princess also visited a tomato farm in Iwaki City. The visit of the Crown Prince couple is to check on the progress of the rebuilding of the area after the earthquake … Continue reading
On October 8, the Duke of Calabria’s burial and funeral took place at the Pantheon of Princes in El Escorial in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a town near Madrid in Spain. View image | gettyimages.com The funeral service was attended by the current and former monarchs of Spain (the late Duke had a close friendship with his cousin, King Juan Carlos) as well as Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina, … Continue reading
Today, Thursday October 8, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a visit to the former mining region of Limburg. The visit began in Kerkrade, a municipality in the southeast of Limburg where, at their arrival, the Royal Couple was welcomed in the Town Hall by the Mayor Jos Som and the Governor of the region Theo Bovens. Then the King and the Queen, in the Market … Continue reading
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the ‘Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren’ known as the Dutch literature prize. The event was held at the Royal Palace in Brussels. King Philippe handed out the award to the Dutch poet, novelist and columnist Remco Campert. View image | gettyimages.com The award is given out every three years and is given alternately by the Dutch and Belgium King.
Despite his team crashing out in the pool stage of the Rugby World Cup over the weekend, Prince Harry’s spirits were still high today when he headed to Devon to promote the sport at grassroots level. At Paignton Rugby Club, the Prince was greeted by a number of children from schools that have implemented the Rugby Football Union’s All Schools Programme (of which Harry is patron) that encourages children to start … Continue reading
Today, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands opened the Emma Children’s Hospital in Amsterdam. During the opening of the renewed hospital, King Willem-Alexander took a tour of the new hospital, spent time with the children and their families and joined them for some cake. A few group picture were taken during the opening. The Emma Children’s Hospital is part of the Academic Medical Center by the University of Amsterdam … Continue reading
Two new polls are up. This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here. Voting closes on October 11. The second poll features best gowns in September. To cast your vote, click here. Voting closes on November 1.
Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have paid a two-day visit to the province of Dalarna. They began on Monday in Borlänge where they spent time with refugee children at the Sopranen consultation unit. The unit provides support for refugees in their first months in Sweden. Carl Philip and Sofia played games with the children, including peek-a-boo. View image | gettyimages.com It was then on to Säter’s Skedvibröd, a bakery. The newlyweds … Continue reading
The Danish Royal Family has attended the opening of the 2015-2016 session of parliament today at Christiansborg Palace. In typical fashion, the family – Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte – congregated on the steps outside the palace while waiting for the Queen and Prince Henrik. After a round of curtsies and kisses when they arrived, the family entered the building alongside the Presidium … Continue reading
On October 5, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria died at his farm La Toledana in Retuerta del Bullaque, near the city of Ciudad Real, at the age of 77 after a long neurological illness and a stroke in 2012. He was one of two claimants to the headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Born in Switzerland in 1938, Carlos was the only son of Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria (himself … Continue reading
On Saturday evening, Princess Lalla Salma hosted a gala dinner to celebrate the tenth anniversary of her cancer foundation, the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. The gala had the theme of ‘solidarity and sharing’ with the aim of raising funds to build an oncology centre in Béni Mellal, a city in the centre of the country at the base of Mount Tassemit, as well as an oncology centre in Laayoune in Western … Continue reading
Belgium’s Prince Emmanuel today celebrates his tenth birthday. The young Prince is the third child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, and was born at Anderlecht’s Erasmus Hospital. He was born during the 2005 royal baby boom, when five of Europe’s Crown Princesses all gave birth within a six-month period. Emmanuel currently attends the Eureka School, which specialises in educating people with learning difficulties. He is third in line for the throne, … Continue reading