Queen Letizia Appointed As Special Ambassador For Nutrition

  June 12, 2015 at 5:53 pm by

Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia of Spain has been appointed as Special Ambassador for Nutrition in a ceremony held in Rome, Italy. Queen Letizia was appointed as Special Ambassador for Nutrition for her commitment to hunger and malnutrition, as well as helping Spanish efforts in promoting global food and nutrition. View image | gettyimages.com During the ceremony, the Queen of Spain gave a speech where she said, “My task is that of serving … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding: Location, Location, Location

  June 12, 2015 at 9:00 am by

The Logarden of the Royal Palace of Stockholm

Less than a day to go everyone! Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist will marry tomorrow afternoon at the Royal Palace of Stockholm’s Palace Chapel. Ahead of the nuptials, here is a quick rundown of the locations that will be taking centre stage. The Palace Chapel The chapel located in the southern end of the Royal Palace complex is the third one built on the Palace grounds, the one prior to … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Heads to Milan for Expo 2015

  June 12, 2015 at 8:04 am by

Queen Mathilde attends EXPO2015 in Milan; 12-06-2015

The Queen of the Belgians flew into Milan, Italy this morning to visit Expo Milano 2015. She was greeted at the airport by dignitaries before heading over to the exposition site just outside the city where she was shown around the Belgian Pavilion, which highlights the country’s “environmental sustainability, technological innovation and national identity”, to mark Belgian Day. The theme of this year’s exposition is ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ and … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding: Confirmed Guests

  June 12, 2015 at 4:03 am by

An official portrait of Prince Carl Philip and Ms Sofia Hellqvist

With the wedding less than 24 hours away, the Swedish Royal Court has published the official guest list for tomorrow’s ceremony. The whole Swedish Royal Family will be present, including the King’s four sisters and their families. Queen Silvia’s family, the Sommerlaths, will also be out in force, as will the Hellqvists. From the foreign royal houses, we have: Belgium: Queen Mathilde Denmark: Queen Margrethe II, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess … Continue reading

Infanta Cristina Stripped of Palma de Mallorca Dukedom

  June 12, 2015 at 2:56 am by

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King Felipe VI of Spain has stripped his sister, Infanta Cristina, of her royal dukedom. A spokesperson for the royal court confirmed the news last night: “The Official Journal of the state will tomorrow publish a royal decree by which His Majesty the King will revoke the use of the title of Duchess of Palma de Mallorca by Her Royal Highness the Infanta Cristina.” View image | gettyimages.com A royal … Continue reading

Prince William Speaks at Jewish Care 25th Anniversary Dinner

  June 11, 2015 at 8:31 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge arrives for the Jewish Care 25th anniversary dinner; 11-06-2015

The Duke of Cambridge attended a dinner held at Alexandra Palace tonight to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jewish Care, a health and social care organisation serving the Jewish community. During the event, Prince William met with Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and chatted with a number of people involved in the charity, including residents who live at the Jewish Care homes. View image | gettyimages.com “The results of your commitment to one … Continue reading

Prince Harry Unveils Bastion Memorial at National Memorial Arboretum

  June 11, 2015 at 5:26 pm by

Prince Harry salutes during the service of dedication for the Bastion Memorial; 11-06-2015

“The names of the Fallen shine in gold, as they do in our memories.” Prince Harry has given a poignant speech at the service of dedication for the new Bastion Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Stafford. He was joined by Prime Minister David Cameron and 3,500 others – including members of the armed forces and the families of those killed in Afghanistan – for the event. View image | gettyimages.com After a … Continue reading

Crown Prince Frederik at School Olympics Final

  June 11, 2015 at 4:56 pm by

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The Crown Prince of Denmark today was present at the final of the School Olympics at the Østerbro Stadium. Around 7,600 students from 320 schools around the country participated in the sports day, which mirrored the actual Olympics but on a smaller scale (naturally!). All the students marched around the stadium in their school groups, the Danish national anthem was played and Crown Prince Frederik gave a welcoming address. “Today, it … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cornwall Visits Oasis Farm

  June 11, 2015 at 4:06 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall attends the unveiling of an elephant statue in Duke of York Square, Chelsea; 11-06-2015

The Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to Oasis Farm in Waterloo, London this morning, an urban farm project developed by her patronage, Jamie’s Farm. Camilla was shown around the city farm by local schoolchildren, who described to her their herb gardens made out of plastic drink bottles and prepared salads made of produce from the garden. “Are any of you into food or cooking? Will you try and use … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Presents New Colours to The Royal Welsh

  June 11, 2015 at 2:40 pm by

Queen Elizabeth at the presentation of The Royal Welsh's new colours in Cardiff; 11-06-2015

Queen Elizabeth II travelled to Cardiff, Wales today for the presentation of The Royal Welsh’s new colours. The ceremony took place at Millennium Stadium, where the Queen entered in an open-top Range Rover ahead of inspecting the 600 troops gathered for the event (they had marched from Cardiff Castle to the Stadium earlier in the morning). The formal presentation officially marks the 2006 merger of three Welsh regiments into The … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding: Throwback Thursday – Victoria and Madeleine’s Weddings

  June 11, 2015 at 9:00 am by

The Coat of Arms of Sweden

With less than two days to go until the royal wedding in Sweden, let’s take a quick look-back at the weddings of Prince Carl Philip’s sisters, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine. The heir to the throne married Daniel Westling on June 19, 2010 at the Storkyrkan in a ceremony officiated by the Archbishop of Uppsala. The couple’s decade-long courtship was celebrated by over 1,000 guests from across Europe and the … Continue reading

Where To Watch The Swedish Royal Wedding Online

  June 11, 2015 at 6:00 am by

An official portrait of Prince Carl Philip and Ms Sofia Hellqvist

The wedding between Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Ms Sofia Hellqvist on Saturday, June 13th can be watched live online at the following link: Direct link to SVT’s Prinsbröllopet page Coverage is set to begin online at around 15:00/3pm Stockholm time. The wedding ceremony is scheduled to begin at 16:30/4:30pm. The World Clock can convert these times into your own individual time zone location. Further information, including which television stations in Germany will be airing the wedding, can … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Host Tea For World War Two Veterans

  June 10, 2015 at 8:52 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall with World War II veterans at Clarence House; 10-06-2015

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall hosted an intimate tea at Clarence House this afternoon for veterans from the Battle of Britain Fighter Association. Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla were joined by seven veterans and members of their families for sandwiches, scones and tea. The couple had lengthy chats with the former pilots and aircrew, discussing a number of topics including the changes in helicopters over the decades … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Attends ‘Kids Making Music’ Concert

  June 10, 2015 at 5:37 pm by

Queen Maxima arrives for the "Kids Making Music" concert; 10-06-2015

Dressed in one of her more questionable outfits, Dutch Queen Máxima today attended the final concert of the ‘Kids Making Music’ program supported by The Oranje Fonds. Over 2,000 school-aged children performed a concert themed around a specially written fairytale. Queen Máxima joined some of the children on stage during the event, praising their efforts. View image | gettyimages.com The ‘Kids Making Music’ program aims to bring together as many … Continue reading

See You in 100 Days! Prince Harry Launches Rugby Cup Tour

  June 10, 2015 at 3:02 pm by

Prince Harry with Jonny Wilkinson and the Rugby World Cup Trophy; 10-06-2015

As the Honorary President of England Rugby 2015, Prince Harry was today present at the launch of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour at Twickenham Stadium. The Prince was joined by rugby legends Jonny Wilkinson and Will Greenwood for the launch. Harry gave a speech during the event, saying that “Rugby is a game built on values – respect, pride, team work and discipline. In 100 days’ time, England … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Attend The ‘Principe de Viana’ Awards 2015

  June 10, 2015 at 12:41 pm by

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King Felipe of Spain and Queen Letizia attended the Principe de Viana’ Awards 2015 Tribute to the Kings of Navarre in Navarra, Spain. King Felipe handed out the awards during the ceremony and gave a speech where he said “Whenever we come to Navarra appreciate the vitality of this community, the roots of its history, culture and traditions in today’s reality, as well as the collective drive to achieve goals … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding: A Tiara For Sofia

  June 10, 2015 at 9:00 am by

Sofia Hellqvist at the Nobel Prize Banquet in 2014

The most speculated topic regarding Saturday’s upcoming Swedish royal wedding is whether or not Sofia Hellqvist will wear a tiara from the Bernadotte collection, and if so, which one it will be. Let’s take a look at three of the tiaras used at the most recent weddings in the royal family: The tiara most associated with royal weddings in Sweden is the Cameo Tiara, which was worn by Queen Silvia … Continue reading

British Royals Attend Gurkha Anniversary Pageant

  June 9, 2015 at 8:14 pm by

The Sultan of Brunei and Queen Elizabeth arrive for the Gurkha 200 pageant at the Royal Hospital Chelsea; 09-06-2015

Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and Prince Harry attended a pageant at the Royal Hospital Chelsea today to celebrate 200 years of Gurkha service to the British Crown. They were joined by the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, for the event. View image | gettyimages.com A large display of battle reenactments and Nepalese cultural displays honoured the Gurkhas, Nepalese soldiers who have served in the … Continue reading

Polar Music Prize Receives Royal Attendance in Stockholm

  June 9, 2015 at 7:03 pm by

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia arrive for the Polar Music Prize; 09-06-2015

As they do each year, members of the Swedish Royal Family were present at the Polar Music Prize this afternoon at the Stockholm Concert Hall. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel dressed in their finest and walked the blue carpet upon arrival to the event, the King being his usual self and rushed past the media to get inside. View image | gettyimages.com The … Continue reading

President of Paraguay Lunches With Spanish King

  June 9, 2015 at 4:35 pm by

Queen Letizia, President Cartes of Paraguay and King Felipe pose for a photo before a lunch at the Royal Palace; 09-06-2015

The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes Jara, is currently on an official visit to Spain, and he was guest of honour at a luncheon hosted by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia at the Royal Palace in Madrid today. During the lunch, King Felipe delivered a speech in which he praised the current relationship between Spain and Paraguay, as well as Paraguay’s work in developing their nation, and said that … Continue reading

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