In the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster, the home of the British parliament, Queen Elizabeth II today attended the State Opening of Parliament, which signals the new parliamentary season. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh travelled from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster in the Diamond Jubilee Coach. When they arrived, the Queen swapped the George IV State Diadem for the Imperial State Crown as per … Continue reading
Sweden’s Crown Princess Couple were in Gotland today, an island located in the country’s south east. Victoria and Daniel first stopped at Södra Hällarna, a nature reserve that sits on what used to be a military firing range. Here, the couple were shown around the reserve by workers and got to see the new bee-hotel. Pupils from the Russet preschool were also on hand to help teach them about Gotland’s native species, particularly … Continue reading
Queen Letizia continued her first co-operation trip in El Salvador today, visiting a health centre and meeting with the Mayor of Suchitoto. After meeting with Mayor Pedrina Rivera at Suchitoto’s Town Hall, the Queen was given a tour of the Santa Lucia Church in the town – which is the oldest colonial settlement in El Salvador – and walked around the municipal market. The Church, built in 1853, is an … Continue reading
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark this morning paid a visit to the Ruds Vedby School where she saw the Danish Mental Health Foundation’s ‘Reach Out Bus’ and sat in on a mental health and well-being class. She was welcomed by the school’s principal, the Foundation’s president and the Mayor of Sorø Municipality, where Ruds Vedby is located. A number of school children and locals were also outside waiting to greet Mary when … Continue reading
King Philippe of Belgium and Queen Mathilde met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife Yoo Soon-teak. The meeting was held at the Royal Palace in Brussels earlier today. After the meeting, the Royal Couple posed for some group pictures for the press with the UN Secretary-General and his wife. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Belgium to address the the European Parliament meeting and hold talks with senior … Continue reading
Sheikha Mozah bin Nasser gave a speech at the opening of the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. During her speech, she spoke about double standards, Muslims in the West and how Muslims are feared because of the wrong image that is being delivered. “At the same time we are confronted with double standards. Why is it that apologies are offered when Europeans are mistakenly killed … Continue reading
Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden turns 45 today. His full name is Bernhard Max Friedrich August Gustav Ludwig Kraft and he was born on May 27, 1970 in Schloss Salem, Germany. His parents are Maximilian, Margrave of Baden and Archduchess Valerie of Austria and he is their eldest child. The Prince married Stephanie Anne Kau on June 22, 2011 and together they have three sons. View image | gettyimages.com Bernhard, … Continue reading
The Queen of Spain spent the day in Honduras, the first country of her maiden co-operation trip to South America. The purpose of the trip is to visit projects that are developed using Spanish funding. During the day, Queen Letizia attended a meeting with the Technical Cooperation Office, run by the Spanish Cooperation Agency, which coordinates and monitors the programs and projects developed. The meeting was also attended by representatives of … Continue reading
As she did last year, Crown Princess Mette-Marit has embarked on a two-day literature tour between Trondheim and Hamar onboard a “literature train”. She is being accompanied by two authors, Tore Renberg and Harald Rosenløw Eeg, for the tour. The tour began at the Trondheim Public Library, where the Crown Princess gave a speech explaining the theme of this year’s tour (identity) and spoke of her own love of reading. “Identity … Continue reading
Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip today opened another exhibition on Queen Hedvig Eleonora to mark the 300th anniversary of her death later this year. The Prince was on hand at Strömsholm Palace, where he was greeted by a number of local school children and kindergardeners. “What fun that you are here!” he exclaimed as he stopped to chat with them quickly. Heading inside the Palace, musical performances by Olle Hermansson and Åsa Karlberg took … Continue reading
Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan visited the exhibition Musée du Louvre: Peinture de Genre – Scènes de la vie Quotidienne which is being held at the The National Art Center. The exhibition has 83 art works which has been borrowed from the Musée du Louvre’s collection.
On May 26, 1940 Prince Wilhelm of Prussia died in Nivelles, Belgium. He had been involved in the German invasion of France, and was fatally injured. The Prince was born at the Marble Palace near Potsdam during the reign of his grandfather, Kaiser Wilhelm II, on July 4, 1906. He was the first child and eldest son of Wilhelm, German Crown Prince and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and as such was second … Continue reading
On Monday, Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Honduras to begin a four-day visit to Honduras and El Salvador. This is the first cooperation trip the Queen is on and she will be supporting development projects being funded by Spain. Upon arrival to the airport, Queen Letizia was welcomed by Honduran First Lady Ana Garcia. Queen Letizia kept her outfit simple, wearing a grey pencil skirt, white shirt and strappy … Continue reading
The Royal Family of Jordan gathered this Monday to attended the official celebration marking Jordan’s 69th Independence Day which took place at the royal palaces in Amman. The cremony was patronized by King Abdullah II, who was joined by his wife, Queen Rania, and their children, Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Salma. It was also attended by Princess Muna, Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein and his wife Princess Zeina, along with number of Jordanian princes … Continue reading
Earlier today, Japanese Prince Akishino and his wife Princess Kiko attended an annual memorial service at Tokyo’s Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery. During the service, the Prince and Princess prayed for the 2,498 unidentified soldiers who died during World War II. The ceremony was sponsored by the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry. View image | gettyimages.com Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko arrive for the memorial service, May 25.
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 with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on May 16. The winner of last week’s poll winner was Queen Letizia with 13 votes.
Members of Monaco’s Princely Family today watched the 73rd Monaco Formula One Grand Prix from the royal stand alongside the street circuit. Prince Albert, Princess Charlène and Andrea and Pierre Casiraghi stood behind the drivers for the national anthem ahead of the race’s start. They then presented the trophies at the end of the race, in which Nico Rosberg crossed the line first. View image | gettyimages.com The family greeted … Continue reading
As has become somewhat of a tradition, a royal took part in the Maserati Jerudong Park Trophy at the Cirencester Park Polo Club today. Prince Harry joined the greens for the charity polo match. Harry attempted to lead his team back from being down 6-1 at half time, but after missing some “absolute sitters” in the late stages of the game and frustration clear on his face, the Prince’s team lost 8-7. The … Continue reading
The Queen of Sweden was today present at the concert held at the Gröna Lund amusement park on Djurgården to celebrate Childhood Day. Ensuring she stood out in a fuchsia pink dress with matching jacket, Queen Silvia watched the concert from the front row alongside the CEO of Grona Luna, Magnus Widell, and the CEO of Parks and Resorts Scandinavia, Christer Fogelmarck. She then got on stage to give a short speech, in … Continue reading
A very noble wedding took place in the south-western French town of Saint-Émilion yesterday, when Count Philippe de Limburg-Stirum married Countess Caroline von Neipperg. The bride, who is the daughter of Count Stephan von Neipperg and his wife Sigweis, arrived to the church on her father’s arm, accompanied by ten bridal children wearing matching white outfits with red sashes. Caroline wore a simple a-line wedding gown with a lace overlay over … Continue reading