Letizia, Cristina and Máxima lunch in Barcelona

  June 9, 2009 at 5:12 am by

The three women outside the restaurant

Princess Letizia, Infanta Cristina and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands had a private meeting yesterday in Barcelona, the city where Infanta Cristina lives. Princess Letizia was in Barcelona to attend the presentation of the first oncology research grant in Cosmocaixa. Princesss Máxima travelled to Barcelona with a delegation of the Council for Microcredits of the Netherlands to learn about The Caixa MicroBank; the social bank of the Catalan entity; and … Continue reading

Fighting for a Dream to Come True – 16th Wedding Anniversary of Prince Naruhito and Princess Masako of Japan

  June 9, 2009 at 12:07 am by

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Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan met his future bride Masako Owada first on October 18, 1986. A party had been arranged to celebrate the visit of Princess Elena of Spain; but it was also a way of enabling the heir to the throne to meet a selection of forty eligible young women, among them Masako. The prince was immediately smitten: Masako, a charming, attractive and intelligent Harvard-graduate, had only recently … Continue reading

The Earl of Wessex Visits Calgary

  June 8, 2009 at 10:32 pm by

The Earl of Wessex presents the dog to the RCMP

The Earl of Wessex is currently on an official visit to Canada, and has stopped in Calgary. On Saturday Prince Edward visited Simon Fraser Junior High School in Calgary to meet students involved in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme and other leadership schemes. On Sunday morning the Prince handed out awards to 100 Gold Award recipients at the Palliser Hotel in Calgary. He told the students that they could … Continue reading

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Marries Katharine Worsley, June 1961

  June 8, 2009 at 1:25 pm by

The Duke of Kent and Miss Katharine Worsley on their wedding day

On the 8th June 1961, Miss Katharine Lucy Worsley married Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent in York Minster. It was the first royal wedding to take place there for over six hundred years when King Edward III had married in 1328. The bride, who had been born in 1933, was the only daughter of the late Sir William Worsley of Hovingham Hall. The couple had met in 1956 whilst … Continue reading

Royals Vote In European Elections

  June 8, 2009 at 6:05 am by

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Over the last few days all member states of the European Union organised elections for the European parlament. Belgium’s royal family set a good example and all adult members of the royal family were pictured while visiting the polling stations. The duke and duchess of Brabant voted at a polling station in Laeken, as did princess Astrid, her husband Lorenz and their two eldest children prince Amedeo and princess Maria … Continue reading

Brazilian Royals Attend Mass For Air France Victims

  June 8, 2009 at 5:29 am by

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Members of the imperial family of Brazil attended a mass in Rio de Janeiro in the memory of those who lost their lives in the Air Flace plane last week. One of the passengers was prince Pedro Luís of Orleans-Bragança. His parents, prince Antonio, princess Christine and his siblings prince Rafael, princess Amélia and princess Gabriela were seated on the first row in the church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Visit Queen Juliana’s Exposition

  June 8, 2009 at 5:13 am by

Queen Beatrix examines a picture at the exhibition

On Saturday, queen Beatrix accompanied by most of her family, visited the exposition ‘100 years Juliana’ at palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn. The queen should have opened the exposition on Queen’s day, directly after the historical parade. However, the historical parade ended in a tragedy and the rest of the programme was cancelled. The exhibition is organised to mark the 100th birthday of queen Juliana and shows her life while … Continue reading

Prince Charles Represents Queen Elizabeth at D-Day Commemoration

  June 7, 2009 at 10:15 pm by

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The Prince of Wales has attended the D-Day Commemorative service in France, on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II. President Obama, President Sarkozy, Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, and Prime Minister Gordon Brown also attended. As reportedly planned by President Sarkozy, the commemoration was largely a Franco-American affair, with the contributions of the British and Canadian troops downplayed. At the official commemoration at the Normandy American cemetary near Colleville-sur-Mer (Omaha … Continue reading

Denmark Votes “Yes” for Equal Primogeniture

  June 7, 2009 at 8:39 pm by

Danish Coat of Arms

The Danish Constitution on the Act of Succession will be ammended to allow the monarch’s first-born child of either gender to succeed the throne, following the successful referendum on equal primogeniture this weekend. According to Politiken.dk, 45.5% of the entire Danish electorate (4.03 million Danes) voted in favour of the proposed change, which will see future first-born daughters of Danish monarchs retain their place in the order of succession even … Continue reading

Prince Edward in British Columbia for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

  June 7, 2009 at 8:02 pm by

The Earl of Wessex in Canada

Prince Edward is in Canada this week, paying a brief visit with the primary purpose of handing out Duke of Edinburgh awards. The Prince attended a private dinner on Wednesday night at the Vancouver Art Gallery, before heading to the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel on Thursday for the first award ceremony. Here he presented 76 DoE awards, and spent nearly an hour talking with the recipients and their families. Edward also … Continue reading

Swedish Royals celebrate National Day

  June 7, 2009 at 3:10 pm by

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On June 6th the Royal Family of Sweden celebrated their National Day. In the morning Princess Madeleine opened the gates to the public at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, for the traditional open palace day. The Palace open house has become a tradition on the National Day and the only chance for the public to roam freely inside the normally closed parts of the Palace. You can see a video … Continue reading

Countess of Wessex Continues To Shine During Official Visit to Canada

  June 7, 2009 at 2:59 pm by

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During the past two days, Sophie Rhys-Jones, who is better known as the Countess of Wessex, has been very busy. She has participated in ceremonies honoring police and the military. Her whirlwind schedule continued today as she participated in church services at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, according to an article in the Edmonton Journal. The Countess read from the Book of Isaiah during the Sunday morning service. Shortly before the … Continue reading

Derby Day Fashion

  June 7, 2009 at 12:11 pm by

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Royal Ascot may be just over a week away but royal watchers got a small taste of the high fashion and hats that will be on show when the Queen, Princess Alexandra of Kent and Princess Haya of Jordan attended Derby Day at Epsom on Saturday. The Queen wore a pretty pink herring-bone coat with a matching trilby shaped hat. image This outfit had been worn a number of times … Continue reading

Princess Kiko of Japan Elegantly Combines Western and Traditional Styles During Danube Visit

  June 7, 2009 at 10:21 am by

Princess Kiko's Fashion (Collage by JessRulz)

Last month, Prince Akishino of Japan, and his wife Princess Kiko enjoyed a two-week visit to central and eastern Europe in honor of the 140th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan, Austria and Hungary. The prince and princess also traveled to Bulgaria and Romania, in honor of the 50 years of diplomacy between these two nations and Japan. The elegant 42 year-old princess was the very image … Continue reading

Belgian Royals vote

  June 7, 2009 at 5:41 am by

Princess Mathilde at the polling station

Today, June 7, is Election Day in Belgium. People have to elect representatives for the European Parliament and the regional Parliaments (Flemish, Wallonian, Brussels Parliaments). In Belgium, everybody is obliged to turn up at the polling station, even though we are not obliged to vote. But since we actually have to be there, most of us vote anyway. It would be quite the waste of your Sunday Morning, if you … Continue reading

Countess of Wessex Honors Veterans at D-Day Ceremony

  June 6, 2009 at 10:01 pm by

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During day 2 of her Canadian visit, Sophie Rhys-Jones, the Countess of Wessex, visited with World War II veterans at the an event honoring the 65th anniversary of D-Day at the Military Museum in Calgary. The Countess is currently visiting Canada with her husband, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex. She has been busy with engagements of her own, including today’s event at the museum, which was attended by over … Continue reading

Meet the Stylists Who Help Crown Princess Mary Shine

  June 6, 2009 at 8:29 pm by

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From the moment that her engagement to Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was announced, Mary Donaldson has evolved from a sporty Tasmanian girl into one of the most elegant women in the world. She is known for her glamourous, beautiful style that often involves very tailored and streamlined clothing. As the patron of Danish fashion, Crown Princess Mary favors Danish designers such as By Malene Birger, Heartmade, Stories by Rikke … Continue reading

Dubai Ruler meets Queen Elizabeth at Epsom Derby

  June 6, 2009 at 8:03 pm by

Queen Elizabeth (L) with Sheikh Mohammed (C) and Princess Haya (R)

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and his wife HRH Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussain met with Queen Elizabeth II of England while attending the Epsom Derby race. Sheikh Mohammed and Queen Elizabeth talked about horse racing in England and in Dubai, as well as the horses owned by Sheikh Mohammed. Queen Elizabeth wished Sheikh Mohammed all the … Continue reading

King Mswati III of Swaziland Wraps Up Visit to Zimbabwe

  June 6, 2009 at 3:30 pm by

King Mswati and President Mugabe

King Mswati III of Swaziland ended his three-day visit to Zimbabwe with visits to a dairy plant and a vehicle factory. He was in Zimbabwe in an effort to strengthen ties and friendship between the two African nations. During his visit, he met with Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, and called for an end to what he termed, “illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by some western countries”, according to Zimbabwean newspaper, … Continue reading

Countess of Wessex Honors Police, Military During Royal Visit to Canada

  June 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm by

The Countess of Wessex at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Sophie Rhys-Jones, who is better known as the Countess of Wessex, is currently enjoying a whirlwind visit to Canada with her husband, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex. While her husband has been very busy with several engagements, Sophie hasn’t exactly been sitting around. Yesterday, she presented OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino a certificate of registration for an official tartan for the police force, according to an article in the Toronto … Continue reading

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