Prince Harry Visits Boxing Club To Highlight Benefits of Sport for Vulnerable Youth

  June 6, 2016 at 7:06 pm by

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At a boxing club in south-east London, Prince Harry today met with a number of young people who have used the club to help improve their lives and help them feel empowered. The Prince spent time speaking with several boxers about what the Double Jab Amateur Boxing Club has done for them, and spoke the Club’s founder Patrick Harris about what the club was designed to achieve: discipline, a sense of … Continue reading

From Sweden to Bhutan – a State Visit!

  June 6, 2016 at 6:08 pm by

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Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will pay a State Visit to the Kingdom of Bhutan on 8th June. The visit will last for three days with a variety of ceremonial, formal and less formal events planned. The invitation for the visit came from His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck earlier this year and accompanying the King and Queen of Sweden will be a … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – May 2016

  June 6, 2016 at 11:23 am by

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Here we go with the updates from our Royal Genealogy Threads, with the news from May 2016. Births: The month started with the birth, on 2 May, of Raiyah al Halawani, the first child and daughter of Mohammed al Halawani and his wife Princess Ayah bint Feisal of Jordan (a niece of King Abdullah II of Jordan). Raiyah was born short before her parents’ second wedding anniversary and is the … Continue reading

Baby Prince Alexander Helps Open The Palace on Sweden’s National Day

  June 6, 2016 at 8:14 am by

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Six-week-old Prince Alexander has joined his parents, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, this morning for the official ‘opening of the palace gates’ to mark National Day. Held in his mother’s arms, Alexander did not appear to be fussed by the cheering crowds as Carl Philip and Sofia (wearing the Swedish national costume) welcomed the public to tour the Royal Palace of Stockholm, free of charge, as per tradition. Further … Continue reading

Happy National Day from Sweden!

  June 6, 2016 at 8:04 am by

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The royal court has kicked off National Day celebrations by releasing series of pictures of Crown Princess Victoria and her two children, Princess Estella and Prince Oscar. The series of pictures taken outdoors were by photographer Kate Gabor. Nationaldagshälsning från Kungafamiljen via Prinsessan Estelle och Prins Oscar. Via Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, the Swedish Royal Family sends a National Day greeting. Foto: Kate Gabor/Kungahuset.se #kungahuset #kronprinsessparet #nationaldagen #6juni A … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, May 30-June 5

  June 6, 2016 at 6:08 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 June 11.

Queen Margrethe Inspects Home Guard Officers…Including Daughter-in-Law Mary

  June 5, 2016 at 7:20 pm by

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The Queen of Denmark today inspected officers from the Home Guard during a parade to conclude their 2016 land exercise in Fredericia. And among those 4,600 officers was Margrethe’s own daughter-in-law, Crown Princess Mary, who joined the Home Guard in 2008 and is currently a Lieutenant. Queen Margrethe praised the Guard, who are made up of volunteers: “There is a lot of work involved to be a volunteer, and you … Continue reading

Queen Jetsun Pema Celebrates World Environment Day

  June 5, 2016 at 5:48 pm by

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Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan has helped celebrate World Environment Day today by inaugurating the new Thimphu Eco Park. The Park is located close to the Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in Thimpu, and comprises a large wetland area containing a diverse variety of flora and fauna.   The Gyaltsuen takes a keen and serious interest in the environment, as do many Bhutanese people, and during the event, she planted … Continue reading

Emperor and Empress Plant Trees in Nagano

  June 5, 2016 at 4:45 pm by

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Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan have today visited Nagano Prefecture in central Japan where they attended the 67th National Tree Planting Festival by planting several trees. Nagano Prefecture is right in the heart of Japan.  Completely landlocked and mountainous, it became renowned as an excellent location for winter sports after the 1998 Winter Olympics were held there.  The National Tree Planting Festival took place at the Nagano … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine Attends A Folk Music Service

  June 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm by

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Princess Madeleine attended Järvsömässan, a folk music service for musicians and choirs. The event took place at the Hedvig Eleonora Church in Östermalm, Stockholm. Princess Madeleine wore a leopard printed blue dress matched with black pumps, black belt and a black bag. The printed summery dress was by designer Alice by Temperley. Embed from Getty Images Princess Madeleine of Sweden Attends Jarvsomassan

Máxima and Willem-Alexander Attend Holland Festival

  June 5, 2016 at 6:35 am by

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The King and Queen of the Netherlands last night attended the opening of the 69th Holland Festival, the country’s largest performing arts festival. Following the opening performance, King Willem-Aleander and Queen Máxima went backstage to meet the cast and directors of the show. Queen Máxima wore a coral and red floral printed dress with a boat neckline and a pleated a-line skirt. This was paired with red accessories.

Princess Astrid’s Car Robbed Near Paris: 2000 Euros Stolen

  June 5, 2016 at 3:28 am by

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Princess Astrid of Belgium, sister of King Philippe, has become the victim of a car robbery. This was reported by the newspaper Le Parisien yesterday. The car robbery happened on Friday afternoon when the Princess was stuck in a traffic jam on the highway near Aubervilliers, north of Paris. With her in the Mercedes car were her husband Prince Lorenz and one of their daughters. Robbers broke a window of … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Presents Epsom Derby Winner’s Trophy to The Aga Khan

  June 4, 2016 at 8:24 pm by

The Aga Khan with Queen Elizabeth at the Epsom Derby

Dressed in a fresh cornflower blue and white outfit, Queen Elizabeth presented the winner’s trophy for The Derby to the Aga Khan during the Epsom Derby Festival. The Aga Khan’s horse Harzand was surprise winner for the race. Also in attendance for the day was the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and Princess Alexandra. They watched the races from the Royal Box, … Continue reading

Black And White For Princess Haya As She Attends Investec Derby Festival

  June 4, 2016 at 7:55 pm by

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Princess Haya bint Al Hussein attend Derby Day during the Investec Derby Festival, celebrating The Queen’s 90th Birthday, at Epsom Downs Racecourse today alongside her husband, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Princess Haya choose a white collarless dress coat for the event. She matched it with black pumps, a black and white clutch and black hat with white flowers. Her hair was pulled into a soft up-do. The look … Continue reading

On This Day: Emperor Wilhelm II Dies In Exile

  June 4, 2016 at 7:08 pm by

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On this day in 1941, emperor Wilhelm II of Germany died in Huis Doorn, The Netherlands, from pulmonary embolism. The Kaiser had been living in exile in The Netherlands after his abdication in 1918, where he was mainly occupied with cutting wood. When the Germans invaded The Netherlands in May 1940, the former emperor refused to accept an asylum offer from the United Kingdom as he did not want to … Continue reading

A Day of Flowers For Queen Jetsun Pema’s Birthday!

  June 4, 2016 at 4:09 pm by

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Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan celebrated her 26th birthday today by attending the the 2nd Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition alongside her husband, His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Her Majesty’s father-in-law, the Fourth King and other members of the Bhutanese Royal Family including three of the Fourth King’s grandchildren. Of-course, the day would not have been complete without the attendance of the newest member of the family, His … Continue reading

The Pope Welcomes Sheikha Mozah To The Vatican

  June 4, 2016 at 11:29 am by

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This morning, Pope Francis welcomed Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser, president of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development in a private audience in the Vatican. The meeting which lasted about 30 minutes, Sheikha Mozah spoke to the Pope about her involvement in education and social development through her foundation in Qatar and on the International scene. After the meeting, Sheikha Mozah gave The Pope an Arab … Continue reading

Sheikha Mozah Meets With Italian Prime Minister

  June 3, 2016 at 2:03 pm by

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HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of the Education Above All foundation met with the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, in the Palazzo Chigi in Rome, Italy earlier today. The meeting was about providing quality education to refugees. Sheikha Mozah was briefed by the Italian Prime Minister the efforts of Italian government on providing to their refuges. They also discussed the crisis in Syria. Sheikha Mozah also discussed Education Above … Continue reading

Catch Me If You Can! Princess Leonore Pays First Visit To Her Duchy

  June 3, 2016 at 9:36 am by

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Two-year-old Princess Leonore had her parents, Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill, on their toes today during her premiere visit to her duchy, Gotland. While she was being introduced to Haidi af Gotland, the horse Leonore received as a christening gift from the Administrative Board of Gotland, the young Princess – in a blue and white pleated dress with a large blue bow in her blonde hair – was more interested in … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: A Simple Prussian Wedding in Bonn

  June 3, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Prince Wilhelm of Prussia and Dorothea von Salviati on their wedding day

June 3, 1933: Prince Wilhlem of Prussia, eldest son of Wilhem, German Crown Prince and heir to the headship of the House of Hohenzollern, married his love Dorothea von Salviati in a simple church ceremony in Bonn. Wilhelm and Dorothea (front row, centre) with family members at the bride’s family home after their wedding ceremony The couple had met and fallen in love while attending the University of Bonn, but Wilhelm’s grandfather, the former … Continue reading

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