The Duchess of Cornwall and the Future 007?

  May 27, 2016 at 3:04 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall and Tom Hiddleston

Sometimes royals get all the best jobs! As honorary judge of the BBCR2 500 words competition, today The Duchess of Cornwall, along with actor Tom Hiddleston, visited The Globe Theatre to watch to winners be announced and give a speech. After the ceremony, which was broadcast live on Chris Evans’ Radio 2 Breakfast show, guests and judges met backstage for an informal reception. Guests included the likes of Warwick Davies, … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Opens Madrid Book Fair

  May 27, 2016 at 12:35 pm by

Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia of Spain opened the 75th edition of the annual book fair held in Madrid. This years theme of the book fair is “Because I can not imagine in the air. For imagine having to do with do, can do”, the quote used from the novel of Bethlehem Gopegui ‘The cold side of the pillow’. Dressed in a tweed skirt, long sleeved blush top and pumps, Queen Letizia toured … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Scout’s Honour

  May 27, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Queen Ingrid

May 27, 1938: Denmark’s Crown Princess Ingrid attends a scouting exhibition in Copenhagen. She was a keen enthusiast of guides and scouts, working her way up the ranks of the Guides organisation in her home country, Sweden, as a young girl. When she married the heir to the Danish throne in 1935, Ingrid continued her interest in Denmark, becoming the President of Pigespejdernes Fællesråd Danmark (the Joint Committee of Girl Guides Denmark) … Continue reading

Prince Oscar’s Christening Goes Off Without A Hitch

  May 27, 2016 at 8:04 am by

Prince Oscar

The christening of Prince Oscar was held at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm earlier today, in front of a crowd of family and friends. Arriving in the arms of his mother Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Oscar was wearing the christening gown first worn by his great-grandfather, Prince Gustaf Adolf, in 1906. The Crown Princess and Princess Estelle were both in white dresses and fluffy fascinators, while … Continue reading

In Recycled Graciela Naum, Queen Máxima Presents King Willem I Prize

  May 26, 2016 at 9:27 pm by

Queen Maxima

Today, Thursday May 26, was another busy day for Her Majesty Queen Máxima. After attending the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2016” award ceremony this morning along with King Willem-Alexander and Princess Beatrix, this evening the Queen presented the King Willem I Prize in Eindhoven. Beautiful Quern Maxima arriving at the #kw1prijs in Eindoven. @koninklijkhuis @VorstenNL #Royals #reina #fashion pic.twitter.com/ay4ZX36EMt — Yvonne v Woudenberg (@YVWFotografie) May 26, 2016 There were three winners: … Continue reading

Princess Sofia Back On Duty, Five Weeks After Giving Birth

  May 26, 2016 at 7:01 pm by

Princess Sofia

Taking a break from her maternity leave, Sweden’s Princess Sofia today attended the award ceremony for graduating nurses at the Sophiahemmet. Sofia, who became the honorary chairman of the organisation at the beginning of 2016, wore a red three-quarter sleeved dress with a bow detailing on the neckline from British designer Goat. She will also be present at the christening of Prince Oscar, son of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, … Continue reading

A Royal York Garden Party

  May 26, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

The Yorks attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace

The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie attended the annual Not Forgotten Association garden party at Buckingham Palace today. The Not Forgotten Association’s garden parties at Buckingham Palace date back to the 1920s, and the first one was hosted by the Queen Mother to mark the contribution of those in the armed forces. But as the Queen scales back on her royal duties in her 90th year, she has … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mette-Marit Helps Celebrate Bible Society’s 200th Anniversary

  May 26, 2016 at 5:11 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-MArit

To help mark the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Bible Society, Crown Princess Mette-Marit today joined the first day of a four-day festival that will see the entire Bible read aloud in the park outside Oslo Cathedral. The Crown Princess, wearing a lovely navy chiffon day dress with a small floral print, read verses 1-9 of Pslam 71. The ‘Bible Marathon’ will be concluded on Sunday evening. Mette-Marit attended a service … Continue reading

You Couldn’t Miss Her! Infanta Elena Mans Stall For ‘Día de la Caridad’

  May 26, 2016 at 4:35 pm by

Infanta Elena

Dressed in a bright red pant suit with a pink, green and yellow pattern, Infanta Elena was hard to miss as she spent the day helping out at the Cáritas stall as part of Día de la Caridad (Charity Day). This year the day’s theme was ‘Vive mercy. Make your mark’ promoting solidarity and commitment to the fundamental human rights of the world’s people, and how small actions can mean … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Pay Three-Day Visit to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

  May 26, 2016 at 2:55 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in Ireland

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall undertook a three day visit of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland this week. Due to security measures, the visit was not announced in advance to the press. The Prince of Wales took the first day on his own and was joined by The Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday. The invitation was at the behest of the Irish government after a successful … Continue reading

Dutch Royals At “Appeltjes van Oranje 2016”

  May 26, 2016 at 10:17 am by

The Dutch Royals with some of the 2016 Apples van Orange winners

This morning, Thursday May 26, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, joined by Princess Beatrix, took part at the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2016” award ceremony at Palace Noordeinde in The Hague. The theme of this year’s award was: “Do yourself together!” and was focused on communal facilities. Koningin Máxima reikt Appeltjes van Oranje 2016 uit in Paleis Noordeinde @OranjeFonds grote appel voor De Gaveborg pic.twitter.com/DeERnB9BjH — Patrick van Katwijk (@Patrickvkatwijk) May … Continue reading

Elizabeth II Attends Royal Artillery’s Tercentenary

  May 26, 2016 at 10:02 am by

Queen Elizabeth

As the Captain-General of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Queen Elizabeth today was present at a review in Wiltshire to mark the 300th anniversary of the regiment’s formation. She arrived in the State Review Range Rover wearing a pale pink tweed coat and frock from Karl Ludwig, before inspecting an armoured parade and watching a live fire display. The Queen also gave a speech at the event in which she praised … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde and Queen Máxima Attend Session of the Queen Elisabeth Competition Piano Finals

  May 26, 2016 at 7:37 am by

The two Queens at the music competition

At the invitation of Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, last night Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was present at the third session of the piano finals for the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition at the Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR in Brussels. #QEIMC #piano: 3rd session of the finals of the Queen Elisabeth Competition-Piano 2016 @BOZARbrussels @QEIMCBelgium pic.twitter.com/rEFJDHbFfK — Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) May 25, 2016 After … Continue reading

Special Royal Edition of Winnie-the-Pooh Released as Both Book Characters and the Queen Turn 90

  May 26, 2016 at 7:14 am by

A special royal birthday edition of Winnie-the-Pooh

Queen Elizabeth and Prince George have appeared in a special birthday edition if children’s classic Winnie-the-Pooh, to celebrate the 90th birthdays of both the monarch and the beloved fictional bear. The Queen is shown on a walkabout outside Buckingham Palace where she receives a birthday poem from Winnie the Pooh. Prince George is depicted being given a red balloon from Piglet. The storyline is that Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet and Eeyore … Continue reading

Three Royals As Godparents for Prince Oscar

  May 26, 2016 at 5:57 am by

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Oscar

The Swedish Royal Court has announced the godparents of little Prince Oscar ahead of his christening tomorrow. Oscar’s godparents are Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Oscar Magnuson and Hans Åström. Princess Madeleine is no surprise, considering Crown Princess Victoria’s brother is godparent to her eldest child; while the two other royals are also unsurprising considering the close relationship between the Scandinavian … Continue reading

Prince Philip Opens New Water Reservoir, 50 Years After Opening the First

  May 25, 2016 at 8:43 pm by

Prince Philip

The Duke of Edinburgh dropped by Cambridgeshire today to open a new £28 million water storage reservoir at Grafham Water. Back in 1965, Prince Philip opened the original reservoir. At today’s event, he met with a number of individuals who were there for that opening and who have worked at the facility in the years since. He also raised a new flag to represented Grafham Water that was designed by … Continue reading

Jordanian Royals Celebrate 70th Anniversary of Independence

  May 25, 2016 at 6:11 pm by

The Jordanian Royal Family

Joined by family members and senior Jordanian officials, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan attended on Wednesday the annual Independence Day ceremony that took place at the royal palaces in the capital Amman. Our Royal Family during the 70th Anniversary of Independence Day #May25JO #LoveJO @QueenRania pic.twitter.com/0k2EjTjOSl — Betty Khoury (@BettyKhoury) May 25, 2016 The couple were also accompanied by their children, Crown Prince Hussein, Princess Salma and … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander Speaks At the European Parliament

  May 25, 2016 at 4:26 pm by

koning-speech-brussel

On the occasion of the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, today Wednesday May 25, held a speech at the European Parliament reunited in plenary session in Brussels. The King began his speech recalling the terroristic attacks happened in Brussels two months ago. He also talked about the refugee emergency that afflicts the Member States of the European Union. King Willem-Alexander stressed the … Continue reading

Mary’s ‘Free From Bullying’ Program Hits Nurseries and Daycare Centres

  May 25, 2016 at 9:56 am by

Crown Princess Mary

Back in 2007, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark launched the ‘Free From Bullying’ program through her foundation in conjunction with Save the Children in an effort to reduce the amount of bullying amongst children. Up until now, it has been focused on kindergartens and primary schools, but yesterday it was officially launched in nursery schools and daycare centres. The Princess launched the program at the centre Stien og Sommerfuglen in Vallensbæk, where she … Continue reading

A Busy Day for Queen Máxima

  May 25, 2016 at 9:29 am by

Queen Maxima

This morning, Her Majesty Queen Máxima attended the launch of a fundraising campaign organized by NPO Radio 4 at the primary school De Kruisboelijn in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. LTV NIEUWS – Koningin Maxima op bassisschool in Den Bosch ontvangen op klanken van Bolero https://t.co/Mh5PPE9xun pic.twitter.com/EAPKpTaMoa — LTV Nieuwslink (@LTV_Televisie) May 25, 2016 The project aims to raise money and musical instruments for the Instrument Depot Leerorkest, an organization that provides musical education for … Continue reading

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