British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Elizabeth II and Philip

  April 26, 2011 at 6:00 am by

The Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh on their wedding day

The fifth part of the TRF Blog’s ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’ focuses on the marriage of Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, the grandparents of Friday’s groom, Prince William. Previous parts have focused on the weddings of Edward VII and Alexandra, George V and Mary, George VI and Elizabeth and Edward VIII and Wallis. The wedding of the heiress presumptive, Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth (daughter … Continue reading

British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Edward VIII and Wallis

  April 25, 2011 at 6:00 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor

Welcome to part four of our ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’. Parts one through three looked at the weddings of Edward VII and Alexandra, George V and Mary, and George VI and Elizabeth. This edition takes you to post-abdication 1937, and the marrige of His Royal Highness the Duke of Windsor and Ms Wallis Warfield. The wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor on June 3, 1937 couldn’t have been … Continue reading

Royal Wedding Seating Chart Revealed

  April 25, 2011 at 5:58 am by

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The seating plans for Friday’s wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey were revealed on April 23rd. A selected guest list was also revealed. There are eight main sections where the 1,900 guests will be seated for the wedding ceremony. The British Royal Family and the Middletons will have prime viewing seats, naturally, in the South and North Lanterns respectively. Sitting next to the Middletons on the … Continue reading

Princess Haya visits Azerbaijan

  April 25, 2011 at 3:31 am by

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Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bin Al Hussein, President of the International Equestrian Federation paid a visit to Azerbaijan where she met with President Ilham Aliyev and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva. President Ilham & Princess Haya held a brief meeting in the presence of Mrs.Mehriban where Princess Haya delivered the greetings of both Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Jordan’s King Abdullah II to the President. After the brief … Continue reading

Where to Watch the British Royal Wedding

  April 25, 2011 at 12:00 am by

An official engagement portrait of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton

The wedding between Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton on Friday, April 29th can be watched live online at the following links: Link to TheRoyalChannel YouTube site OR Link to BBC ‘Royal Wedding’ site OR Link to ITN’s Facebook site Coverage is set to begin online at around 08:00 London time, 10:00 on YouTube. Due to the large global interest in this event, many television networks will be … Continue reading

The Duke and Duchess of Parma Attend Exhibition Inauguration

  April 24, 2011 at 8:59 pm by

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The Duke and Duchess of Parma and Piacenza, Prince Carlos and Princess Annemarie de Bourbon de Parma, and the Count of Bardi, Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parma attended the inauguration of the exibition “Libri a Corte. Le biblioteche dei Duchi di Parma da raccolte private a patrimonio della Nazione unita” on April 16, 2011. The exhibition will remain open until July 25, 2011.

British Royal Wedding Look-Back: George VI and Elizabeth

  April 24, 2011 at 6:00 am by

The Duke and Duchess of York on their wedding day

Here is the third instalment of the TRF Blog’s ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’ – focusing on the wedding of His Royal Highness the Duke of York and The Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. The first two instalments looked at the weddings of Edward VII and Alexandra, and George V and Mary. Prince Albert and Lady Elizabeth had known each other since they were children; Albert, known within the family as “Bertie”, was … Continue reading

British Royal Wedding Look-Back: George V and Mary

  April 23, 2011 at 6:00 am by

The Duke and Duchess of York pose for a wedding portrait

Following our first instalment of ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Backs’ – Edward VII and Alexandra – yesterday, the TRF Blog would like to present our readers with the second instalment, looking at the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince George, the Duke of York and Her Serene Highness Princess Victoria May of Teck. On July 6th, 1893, the wedding of Prince George of Wales and Princess May of Teck took place … Continue reading

British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Edward VII and Alexandra

  April 22, 2011 at 6:00 am by

The Prince and Princess of Wales on their wedding day

As part of The Royal Forums’ lead up to the marriage of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton on Friday April 29th, the TRF Blog will be taking a journey through time, giving our readers a look at past British royal weddings. We begin in 1863, when His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales married Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Denmark. The couple first met in 1861, … Continue reading

Kate Shops for Honeymoon While Dress Speculation Continues

  April 22, 2011 at 2:52 am by

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While the destination of Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s honeymoon is still unknown, we know for sure that Catherine has been shopping for the trip. Catherine has been spotted with two protection officers browsing and picking up a few items from different stores on King’s Road in Chelsea, central London. Stores on her shopping list included Whistles, Warehouse and Banana Republic. Miss Middleton picked up a few summer dresses, tops … Continue reading

7 Days To Go – Countdown to the Royal Wedding

  April 22, 2011 at 1:45 am by

An official engagement portrait of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton

We’re in the home stretch! The royal wedding of the decade is only seven days away, and you would be hard-pressed to find a news outlet which doesn’t have a report or two about next Friday’s wedding between Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. This week, the official photographer for the wedding was revealed. Hugo Burnand, who was the official photographer for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of … Continue reading

A Quick Visit to Qatar by Jordan’s Royals

  April 21, 2011 at 9:45 am by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan

King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania Al Abdullah made a short visit that lasted several hours to Qatar, where they met with HH the Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. The Jordanian King and Queen were greeted upon arrival by the Emir & Sheikha Mozah. A session of official talks was held at the at the Emiri Diwan between Sheikh Hamad and … Continue reading

State Visit from Qatar to Spain

  April 21, 2011 at 9:26 am by

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa

HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser will begin a state visit to Spain from April the 25th-27th, 2011. The Emir & Sheikha Mozah will officially be welcomed in El Pardo Royal Palace by Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. The welcome ceremony will be followed by a lunch where not only the king and Queen will attend but also Their Royal … Continue reading

Profile: Melanie-Antoinette de Massy

  April 20, 2011 at 7:34 pm by

Melanie-Antoinette de Massy

Early this month, Caroline de Monaco, Princesse de Hanovre officiated at the opening day lunch for the Rolex Masters Tournament in Monte-Carlo. Caroline’s luncheon with tournament officials and players was covered in this blog. The day was followed by several charitable fundraising events that were not covered in this blog. Most years, Caroline’s cousin Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy has a prominent part in the opening of the tournament and the … Continue reading

Royal Wedding Silver Proof Coin Give Away

  April 20, 2011 at 2:03 pm by

The Royal Wedding UK Silver Proof Coin

With the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton around the corner, The Royal Forums brings you a beautiful give away, a chance to win one of five William and Catherine Silver Proof Coin to be given away. Bearing the officially approved portraits of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, this is only the sixth time in history that a double portrait has appeared on British coinage.  The Royal Wedding UK … Continue reading

Royal Wedding Spoof Goes Viral

  April 20, 2011 at 9:22 am by

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T-Mobile sure did a right royal job with their most recent advertisement. Tapping into the current royal wedding craze, the company produced a spoof of the upcoming April 29 nuptials between Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey to use as a marketing tool. Featuring an arm-raising Archbishop of Canterbury, 70s-style Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie dancers and an incredibly good Duchess of Cornwall look-a-like, the video begins with the … Continue reading

Watch William & Kate’s Wedding Live on YouTube

  April 20, 2011 at 8:06 am by

Engagement picture William & Catherine

The British Royal Court’s YouTube channel, “The Royal Channel”, will broadcast the wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011, live. The live stream includes the Bridal Couple’s journey to and from Westminster Abbey, the Wedding Service, the balcony appearance and the fly past. According to the press release at the official wedding website: “The feed will be taken from the BBC without a … Continue reading

The Royal Forums reaches 1.000.000 posts

  April 20, 2011 at 7:41 am by

The Royal Forums team is proud to announce that we have reached a major milestone. We now have over 1.000.000 posts. There are 2 more major milestones coming up, we are a few thousand members short of 50.000 members, and next year, TRF will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary. Stay tuned for more information about this amazing milestone. History of The Royal Forums TRF started out as LesTribunesRoyales. It is unknown … Continue reading

Catherine Middleton Receives Family Coat of Arms

  April 19, 2011 at 10:07 am by

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Dating back to the 12th century when lords and knights displayed them on their shields during battle as a form of identification, coats of arms today have a different meaning and in most countries are not widely used by the general public. However, when you’re British and marrying the second-in-line to the throne, a coat of arms is a reflection on your family and becomes a part of your history. … Continue reading

Death of Princess Teresa of Orleans-Bragança

  April 19, 2011 at 6:40 am by

Princess Teresa

Yesterday, princess Teresa of Orleans-Bragança died at the age of 91. The princess died in her home at the Rua D. Afonso Henriques in Estoril, Portugal. The princess was the youngest daughter of Prince Pedro of Brazil and his wife Countess Elisabeth Dobrzensky von Dobrzenicz. The princess often attended royal gatherings in Europe, due to the marriages of her siblings. Her eldest sister Isabelle married the late count of Paris, … Continue reading

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