A Rare Public Engagement By The Duchess of Kent

  May 6, 2017 at 3:57 pm by

The Duchess of Kent

The Duchess of Kent made a rare public appearance this week, as she visited Beaconsfield High School in Buckinghamshire to help celebrate their 50th anniversary. Katharine was given, fittingly, a musical welcome by students from the all-girls school, the choir and string orchestra performing several musical numbers for their royal visitor. The Duchess then unveiled a plaque marking the opening of the school’s new advanced science labs, which she was given … Continue reading

Details of the 80th Birthday Celebrations of the Norwegian Royal Couple

  May 6, 2017 at 6:00 am by

The monogram for the 80th birthday celebrations of the Norwegian King and Queen

The King and Queen of Norway are both turning eighty years old in 2017 (King Harald on February 21, and Queen Sonja on July 4) and will be having joint celebrations in a few days time. Below is an overview of the festivities and the foreign guests with confirmed attendance. Events May 9, 5:30pm: Entertainment in the Palace Square outside the Royal Palace of Oslo. King Harald, Queen Sonja, their family and … Continue reading

Munch Exhibition Gets A Pair Of Royal Visitors

  May 5, 2017 at 8:57 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit were guests at the opening of a new art exhibition of works of Edvard Munch at the Munch Museum in Oslo on Friday night. The exhibition – Towards the Forest: Knausgård on Munch – has been put together by author Karl Ove Knausgård and features over 130 pieces created by Munch that have rarely been exhibited before. Knausgård’s purpose for the exhibition is to bring “a … Continue reading

The Duchess of Growler? Camilla Reveals School Nickname During 500 Words Judging Panel

  May 5, 2017 at 8:03 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

During her visit to BBC’s Radio Studios earlier today, the Duchess of Cornwall revealed one of her nicknames in school: The Growler, thanks to her not-fabulous singing abilities. Camilla made the comment as she spoke with singer Debbie Harry after the singer performed on Chris Evans’ breakfast show. The Duchess also said she was a “huge admirer” of the singer. The Duchess of Cornwall was at the studios to sit on … Continue reading

Princess Aiko Joins Parents At Wheelchair Basketball Championship

  May 5, 2017 at 7:51 pm by

Crown Princess Masako, Princess Aiko and Crown Prince Naruhito

Japan’s Princess Aiko accompanied her parents, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, to the 45th Japanese Wheelchair Basketball Championships at a gymnasium in Shibuya Ward. The royal trio watched from the stand during the matches before going into the training rooms to speak with the players and coaches. Princess Aiko appeared very interested in the sport, asking the players about their training and the reasons why they chose basketball as a … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Mark Remembrance and Liberation Days

  May 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander

Members of the Dutch Royal Family took part, on May 4 and 5, in the commemorations to mark Remembrance and Liberation Day. On Thursday, Remembrance Day, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended a memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to commemorate the victims of the Second World War along with the Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Then, in the presence of members of the government, took place the wreath-laying ceremony … Continue reading

Aung San Suu Kyi Meets With Queen Elizabeth, Senior Royals

  May 5, 2017 at 10:48 am by

Aung San Suu Kyi and Queen Elizabeth

The State Counsellor of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, has met with senior members of the British Royal Family today during meetings in London. Suu Kyi first had lunch with Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace, before heading to Clarence House for a 45-minute long audience with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. She is currently on a tour of Europe, having already … Continue reading

A Night Out At West End For Zara and Mike

  May 5, 2017 at 9:54 am by

Mike and Zara Tindall

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall were in the audience of last night’s performance of 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The couple went backstage after the performance to meet the cast and crew, and posed for photos with the cast. This revival of 42nd Street is its second on West End, first hitting the stage there in 1984. Zara wore a black belted coat from Reiss over a navy blue dress with black patent … Continue reading

Putin Unveils Monument to Assassinated Grand Duke

  May 5, 2017 at 7:30 am by

Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia memorial

A new monument commemorating Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, who was assassinated in a bomb attack by Socialist-Revolutionary Ivan Kalyayev on February 17, 1905, was officially unveiled on Thursday by Russian President Vladimir Putin and consecrated by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in the park near Nikolskaya Tower in the Kremlin. The President said the the memorial was “a symbol of the price we had to pay for hatred, division and hostility, and reminds us that we must … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Baudouin and Fabiola in France

  May 5, 2017 at 4:00 am by

King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola

May 5, 1975: During a visit to Nice, the Belgian King Baudouin (1930-1993) and his wife Queen Fabiola (1928-2014) are given a tour of the Chagall Museum.

Candles In The Windows: Fredensborg Palace Marks Liberation Anniversary

  May 4, 2017 at 8:48 pm by

Candles in the windows of Fredensborg Palace

Photographs posted on the social media accounts of the Danish Monarchy Thursday evening show four candles in each of the windows of Fredensborg Palace. Candle are lit in windows across Denmark on the night of May 4 to mark the anniversary of Denmark’s 1945 liberation from German Forces at the end of the Second World War. The news of the country’s liberation by the Allied Forces was announced on BBC … Continue reading

Classic Cream: Sophie Wessex Visits The Abbey School

  May 4, 2017 at 3:47 pm by

The Countess of Wessex

The Countess of Wessex was looking fabulous in a classic cream dress and blazer with gold buttons during her Thursday visit to Reading’s The Abbey School. Sophie, who was in Estonia earlier in the week, paired her outfit with taupe Prada pumps and a matching clutch. She spent time in the classroom with pupils at the all-girls school, following along with their brainstorming session on snacks for healthy eating. The … Continue reading

“I Can’t Stand Up Much Longer!” Prince Philip Jokes After Retirement Announcement

  May 4, 2017 at 3:33 pm by

Prince Philip

He may be retiring from public duties later this year, but that doesn’t mean the Duke of Edinburgh has lost any of his humour, as he joked today with guests attending a reception for the Order of Merit. “I’m sorry to hear you’re standing down,” Sir Michael Atiyah, a mathematician who became a member of the Order in 1992, said to Prince Philip as they greeted each other at the reception … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Open New Exhibition at National Library of Spain

  May 4, 2017 at 2:04 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

At the National Library of Spain on Thursday, King Felipe and Queen Letizia opened a new exhibition focusing on the historic manuscripts from the University of Salamanca. The university is celebrating the eight-hundred anniversary of receiving a Royal Charter next year. The King and Queen were given a tour of the exhibition – entitled ‘Scripts. Handwritten Treasures of the University of Salamanca’ – which brings 23 manuscripts, some dating back to the … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Presents “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2017

  May 4, 2017 at 11:12 am by

Queen Mathilde

Today, May 4, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde handed out the “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2017 in a ceremony held at the royal Palace in Brussels. The theme of this year was “Music Connects”, dedicated to the importance of the music among children and vulnerable young people. The award went to the musical association Watermusic of Ostend that presented to the jury of the prize a project called “Crossing Music”. For this project, children … Continue reading

Prince Philip Retiring From Public Engagements Come August, Palace Confirms

  May 4, 2017 at 5:39 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh

Buckingham Palace has confirmed this morning that the Duke of Edinburgh will be retiring from public duties after August this year. “His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year. In taking this decision, The Duke has the full support of The Queen,” the eagerly anticipated statement read, continuing, “Prince Philip will attend previously scheduled … Continue reading

Royal Mint Issues Commemorative Coin To Mark 100 Years of the House of Windsor

  May 4, 2017 at 2:11 am by

A coin marking 100 years of the House of Windsor

A new commemorative coin has been minted by the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom to mark the centenary of the House of Windsor. Four versions of the £5 coin – which features the badge of the House, the Round Tower of Windsor Castle, on one side – are now available for sale from the Royal Mint. Amongst them are a brilliant uncirculated coin, a silver proof coin and a gold proof coin. … Continue reading

Kate Goes Farm-Girl During Visit to Gloucestershire

  May 3, 2017 at 10:01 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge traded her regular heels and coat dresses for boots and jeans as she paid a visit to a Farms For City Children project in Gloucestershire on Wednesday. Joined by students from the nearby Vauxhall Primary School, Kate was quick to get her hands dirty during the visit as she participated in a number of farm tasks directed by Michael and Clare Morpurgo, who founded Farms For City Children … Continue reading

No Joy For The Home Side: Monaco Royals Attend Champions League Semi-Final

  May 3, 2017 at 9:38 pm by

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert

There were no smiles on the faces of the Monaco Princely Family on Wednesday May 3 as they watched AS Monaco Football Club go down 0-2 to Juventus during the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final. Prince Albert and Princess Charlène were joined by Andrea Casiraghi and Louis Ducruet, accompanied by his girlfriend Marie Chevalier, in the stands of the Stade Louis II for the match. All five … Continue reading

Exchange Student Living With Danish Crown Princely Family at Amalienborg

  May 3, 2017 at 6:15 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

An exchange student from Australia is currently staying with the Danish Crown Princely Couple at the Amalienborg residence, Crown Princess Mary revealed Wednesday during the presentation of the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship. The student is studying economics at the University of Copenhagen, where today’s event was taking place. Wearing a silver and blue brocade skirt and cream blouse, Princess Mary delivered her scholarship to two Australian students – Avril Jane Francis, … Continue reading

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