Diamonds Are Forever: Philip, Edward and Sophie Celebrate Duke of Edinburgh Awards

  June 9, 2016 at 9:29 pm by

The Earl and Countess of Wessex with the Duke of Edinburgh

A special James Bond-themed gala was held tonight at Stoke Park to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, aptly called the ‘Diamonds Forever Gala’. The Duke was joined by the Earl and Countess of Wessex for the gala, in which they mingled with the past and present cast and crew of the James Bond film series in the grounds of the Park including Sir Roger Moore, … Continue reading

King Simeon Presents Spanish Edition of Autobiography ‘A Single Destiny’

  June 9, 2016 at 7:54 pm by

King Simeon

In the presence of his family and the former Kings of Spain, Bulgaria’s last King – and a former Prime Minister – Simeon presented the Spanish translation of his autobiography Simeon II of Bulgaria: A Single Destiny at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid. At the conclusion of the presentation, King Simeon specifically thanked King Juan Carlos, his good friend for over five decades, for all his … Continue reading

Founder’s Day Celebrated at the Royal Chelsea Hospital with Princess Anne

  June 9, 2016 at 7:13 pm by

Princess Anne

The Princess Royal attended the Founder’s Day parade at the Royal Chelsea Hospital today, receiving the salute from the Chelsea Pensioners in the grounds of the hospital. Anne wore a pale blue brocade suit with a bright blue hat, which helped those in attendance to spot her amongst the red tunics of the veterans who call the hospital home. As per tradition, the Princess wore a sprig of oak pinned … Continue reading

Infanta Elena Receives Winners of Youth Painting Contest

  June 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm by

Infanta Elena

In a surprisingly not-overwhelming outfit given the print on her pants, Infanta Elena has received the winners of the 25th edition of the Contest of Children and Youth Painting for National Heritage. Elena viewed the exhibition of artworks created by the students, which must include monuments or historic gardens of national heritage, or palaces and religious foundations with historical links to the Spanish Crown, before presenting them with their certificates. Her … Continue reading

A Blue-Clad Bea Pays Visit to York

  June 9, 2016 at 6:48 pm by

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice today was in York to visit a number of organisations in the city. She first stopped at York Minister where she met with the cast and crew of the production ‘Mystery Plays’. Princess Beatrice @yorkiebea Trip toNorth Yorkshire city https://t.co/weuYWes226 @yorkpress @bbcyork @TheDukeOfYork pic.twitter.com/92y4WO036T — Princess Beatrice ♔ (@deity_royal) June 9, 2016 150 actors are involved in the production, with Beatrice – dressed in a powder blue quilted skirt and a … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Visits Urk for Neighbour’s Day Launch

  June 9, 2016 at 6:20 pm by

Queen Maxima

Today, Thursday June 9, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was in Urk, in the Flevoland Province, to launch the 11th edition of the “Neighbour’s Day” that this year will take place on September 24 throughout the Netherlands. Koningin Máxima bij de start van Burendag in Urk @koninklijkhuis @OranjeFonds pic.twitter.com/cX8bpfHObl — Patrick van Katwijk (@Patrickvkatwijk) June 9, 2016 The “Neigbour’s Day” is a project supported by the Orange Fund that promotes the … Continue reading

From Sweden To Bhutan – Day Two of the State Visit

  June 9, 2016 at 5:57 pm by

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His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan has given a rare media interview when he spoke to Swedish newspaper, Expressen, about his thoughts on the State Visit of King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia to his country. According to an article  published by Expressen, the King said that he was “incredibly honoured” by the visit and that he thought the Swedish King and Queen are “two very fine people … Continue reading

Two Exhibitions For One Princess!

  June 9, 2016 at 11:16 am by

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Her Royal Highness Princess Maria of Romania has viewed two exhibitions this week. On Tuesday, the Princess visited the National Theatre in Bucharest where a photographic exhibition is currently on show entitled “King Michael, A Happy Childhood”, with a number of previously unpublished images of the princess’s father, King Mihai I. The photos all come from three different sources: the photographer Joseph Berman, the Royal House’s own archives and the … Continue reading

Babies Galore! Prince Daniel Welcomes Parent Group During Tour of Royal Palace

  June 9, 2016 at 8:24 am by

Prince Daniel with 'Swedish with Baby' group members

Prince Daniel probably anticipates some time away from the tiny humans when he heads off to his engagements, but that was not the case yesterday as he welcomed the parent group ‘Swedish with Baby’ during their tour of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The royal joined up with the group in the Karl XI Gallery, spending a short time chatting with them before taking some photos and the group continued the … Continue reading

The British Royal Celebration of the Year Has Arrived!

  June 9, 2016 at 7:59 am by

Queen Elizabeth on her 90th birthday

With the service of thanksgiving on Friday, this marks the start of the true 90th Celebrations for Her Majesty’s milestone birthday. We have events spread over two weeks, including the famous Royal Ascot with the expected appearance of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, while Trooping of Colour on Saturday may just see Princess Charlotte on the balcony for the first time as well. Troops practicing for Trooping the Colour … Continue reading

A Busy Day for Queen Máxima

  June 8, 2016 at 6:45 pm by

Queen Maxima

This morning, Wednesday June 8, Her Majesty Queen Máxima, as member of the Dutch Committee for Entrepreneurship and Finance, paid a working visit to Eindhoven where she met students from the Jan van Brabant College and the Summa College. Jongeren die kennis willen maken met ondernemen volgen lesprogramma EigenBaas @qredits https://t.co/LgKizYOHag pic.twitter.com/Uw4ShlyIo6 — Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) June 8, 2016 The visit took place at the Summa College and it was … Continue reading

State Visit – From Sweden to Bhutan – Arrival

  June 8, 2016 at 4:46 pm by

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Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have arrived at Paro Airport in Bhutan on their first State Visit to the country at the invitation of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. They were greeted by Her Royal Highness Princess Kezang Choden Wangchuck and Her Royal Highness Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck, both sisters of the Bhutanese King, as well as other officials. Queen Silvia looked elegant and comfortable … Continue reading

Harry’s Latest ‘Girlfriend’? Ellie Goulding, According to The Sun

  June 8, 2016 at 10:09 am by

Prince Harry and Ellie Goulding in 2014

According to The Sun, Prince Harry has embarked on a new relationship – with songstress Ellie Goulding. The pair were supposedly seen “canoodling” at a party following the Audi Polo Challenge two weekends ago, sources inform The Sun‘s Dan Wootton (who last September reported Harry was getting back together with former long-time love Chelsy Davy). Harry and Ellie apparently “only had eyes for each other all night” according to the source, who also says … Continue reading

New Photograph of the Adult Members of the Danish Royal Family

  June 8, 2016 at 9:54 am by

The Danish Royal Family

The Danish Royal Court has released a new photograph of Queen Margrethe with members of her family today. She is joined by Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie in the photo that was taken on April 16, her birthday, at Amalienborg by Steen Brogaard.

Buckingham Palace Made of…Jelly?

  June 8, 2016 at 9:08 am by

Buckingham palace made of jelly

As part of the Patron’s Lunch this coming weekend to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday, Pimm’s – who is the official drinks provider for the party – has created a replica of Buckingham Palace, made of jelly. It took three men 200 hours to create, is over a metre long and weighs 35kg. 35litres of champagne and Pimm’s No. 1 were used to make the model. A number of jelly corgis … Continue reading

A New Grandson for Infanta Pilar, Days After Son’s Wedding

  June 8, 2016 at 8:46 am by

Fernando Gómez-Acebo and his wife Nadia

Hola! reports in their magazine this week that Infanta Pilar’s youngest son, Fernando Gómez-Acebo, married his girlfriend Nadia Halamandari on May 31 in a small ceremony in the bride’s native Greece. They also report that the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Nicolás, five days later on June 5. The infant weighed in at a health 3.7kg. He is the tenth grandchild of Infanta Pilar, sister of former King … Continue reading

An Awesome Foursome Visit to Wales

  June 7, 2016 at 5:24 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

A visit to Wales was on the agenda for the four most senior royals in Britain today, as Queen Elizabeth was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall for the opening of the Fifth Session of the National Assembly for Wales. “The Assembly can be proud of the way it has engaged with a broad audience across Wales and beyond, to create … Continue reading

More Tax Trouble For Spanish Royals

  June 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm by

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The Spanish media reported that even more Spanish royals have some explaining to do. Four more royals have been added to the -long- list of Spanish royals that have been evading taxes. This time  Infanta Alicia of Spain, Princess of the Two Sicilies, née Princess of Bourbon-Parma (98) is named. The princess is a great-aunt of king Felipe VI. Apart from Infanta Alicia also her son, the late infante Carlos, … Continue reading

Dom Duarte Parties With Monarchists

  June 7, 2016 at 3:26 pm by

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Dom Duarte, Duke of Bragança and head of the Portuguese royal family attended a neighbourhood party in the Santo António neighbourhood of Lisbon on June 3rd. The party was held in the Amoreiras gardens by the local neighbourhood association. The Duke and his family do not live in the neighbourhood but in the posh town of Sintra, west of Lisbon. He did attend the party for another reason: Lisbon’s monarchist … Continue reading

On This Day: Death of Sweden’s Catholic Queen Josefina

  June 7, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Queen Josefina of Sweden and Norway

140 years ago, Queen Josefina of Sweden passed away at the age of 69. She is most well-known for her deeply held Catholic faith, as well as for the magnificent jewels that she brought to the Bernadotte family. After marrying Crown Prince Oscar of Sweden in 1823, Josefina – who was born in March 1807 to the first Duke of Leuchtenberg and his wife Princess Augusta of Bavaria – made a triumphant … Continue reading

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