On This Day: Wedding of King Hussein and Princess Muna

  May 25, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Princess Muna and King Hussein on their wedding day

On this day in 1961, the late King Hussein got married to Princess Muna (née Antoinette Avril Gardiner) in Amman. Jordan’s King had been married before to Princess Dina, with whom he had a daughter, Princess Alia. The royal wedding took place at Zahran Palace. Days before, Muna, who was born in England, converted to Islam and took the name of Muna Al Hussein. On the morning of the wedding, they celebrated … Continue reading

By George, He Could Be A Policeman Yet

  May 25, 2016 at 8:31 am by

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Following in his father’s footsteps, Prince George became PC George for a couple of minutes after getting to sit on a police motorbike yesterday. Princes William and Henry did the same stunt when visiting the police force back in November 1987. Catherine was taking her children on a walk through the grounds of Kensington Palace after watching Princess Anne take off in the royal helicopter for her day of engagements … Continue reading

Crown Princess Margareta Visits Galaţi

  May 25, 2016 at 4:47 am by

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Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, and her husband, Prince Radu visited the city of Galaţi as part of her “inter-generational” project to support both children and the elderly by building “intergenerational centres”.  The project is being supported by the Community Foundation Galati and shipyard firm Damen Shipyards Galati in the area. The idea of the intergenerational centres is to create a place for … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Turns 50

  May 25, 2016 at 1:00 am by

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Born on May 25, 1966 as Petra Laurentien Brinkhorst and now known as Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands celebrates her 50th birthday today. Her parents are the former Dutch minister of Economic Affairs, Laurens Jan Brinkhorst and Jantien Brinkhorst-Heringa and she has one brother. She went to school in The Netherlands, then her family moved to Tokyo where she graduated from the Lycée français. Her family moved to Tokyo when … Continue reading

A Right Royal Party

  May 24, 2016 at 11:00 pm by

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The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and The Duke of Kent all attended a garden party today at Buckingham Palace. William and Catherine both attended their second party, with William last attended in 2002. Recycling Prince George’s christening outfit Catherine was glowing in Alexander McQueen, whilst The Queen chose to stick to old favourites … Continue reading

Princess Sirindhorn Visits Bhutan

  May 24, 2016 at 6:01 pm by

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Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand has started a four-day official visit to Bhutan this week, arriving at Paro International Airport yesterday where she was greeted by Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck.  Afterwards, the Princess took the opportunity of visiting the Kyichu Monastery in Paro to take some photographs and to view the magnificent scenery of Taktshang. Later on, Princess Sirindhorn  visited Wanakha Central School (CS) to check on … Continue reading

Queen Rania Visits A Girls School

  May 24, 2016 at 11:41 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited the Safout Secondary School for Girls in connection with 70th anniversary of Jordan’s Independence Day and the 100th anniversary of the Great Arab Revolt. During Queen Rania’s visit, she watched students preform and listened to them sing national songs. She then toured an exhibition at the school which had various displays of mosaic, pottery, and woven handcrafts made by the students. سعدت بزيارتي … Continue reading

To Sixty More! The Duke of Edinburgh Awards Mark Milestone Anniversary in 2016

  May 24, 2016 at 10:00 am by

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As The Duke of Edinburgh celebrates his 95th birthday this year, I want to take a look back at the astonishing life of this great individual starting with something that has been a part of my life and that of many, many others. The Duke of Edinburgh Award and International Award is available in 14 countries but Awards modelled on The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award are presented by sponsoring organisations … Continue reading

On This Day: Empress Elisabeth Opens Her Hermes Villa

  May 24, 2016 at 8:24 am by

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On this day 130 years ago in 1886, Empress Elisabeth of Austria aka Sisi opened her new palace in the Lainzer Tiergarten in Vienna. Construction on the palace, orginally called “Villa Waldruh,”  started in the summer of 1881. Emperor Franz Joseph hoped to encourage his wife -who longed for peace and soltitude- to remain in Vienna and stop her travels by providing her a secluded residence near the Austrian capital. … Continue reading

Mette-Marit Skips Polish State Banquet Due To Back Pain

  May 24, 2016 at 5:35 am by

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The president of Poland and his wife started their state visit to Norway yesterday. They were received in Oslo by King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Astrid amidst pouring rains.  Queen Sonja was sensible enough to wear a pair of boots. After the welcoming ceremony the king escorted the president to Akerhus where the president laid a wreath at the monument for the … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Joined By Husband At First Piano Finals

  May 24, 2016 at 4:49 am by

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Last night Queen Mathilde of the Belgians was joined by her husband King Philippe at the first concert for the semi-finals for piano music of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. The concert was held at the BOZAR in Brussels. The king and queen posed in front of a bust of Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians, great-grandmother of King Philippe. She started the competition in 1937. The competition was only named … Continue reading

Prince and Princess of Monaco Draw Lots For ‘Monaco Sevens’

  May 24, 2016 at 4:30 am by

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Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene attended an event in Monaco yesterday where they drew lots for the olympic qualification rugby tournament ‘Monaco Sevens’. The tournament will take place in Monaco on June 18th and 19th. The prince and princess are patrons of the sports event. The couple was joined by Charlene’s brother Gareth and by Bryan Habana, Springbok rugby player. Princess Charlene looked glamorous in … Continue reading

The Cambridges Join Prince Harry at the Chelsea Flower Show for First Time

  May 24, 2016 at 1:48 am by

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On May 23, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with Prince Harry attended the Chelsea Flower Show with various other members of the British Royal Family. The Chelsea Flower Show is an annual event hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society. Embed from Getty Images Some of the displays at the show had been made in honour of members of the royal family. The Queen had been shown the “Behind Every … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, May 16-22

  May 24, 2016 at 1:01 am by

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This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image of a few outfits in this week’s poll. Voting closes on May 28.

Prince Daniel Receives Special Ensemble at the Palace

  May 23, 2016 at 11:38 pm by

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Prince Daniel of Sweden hosted a visit at the Stockholm Palace on Monday. The prince received the  Glada Hudik Ensemble. The group that consists completely out of people with disabilities, is presently touring Sweden to celebrate theiir 20th anniversary by performing the ‘Wizard of Oz’ on stage. Prince Daniel and his wife are honorary members of the theatre’s supporter club. The prince and the actors talked about their careers as … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Recognises Spanish Heritage

  May 23, 2016 at 11:36 pm by

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Queen Letizia of Spain went to the Colegio de Arquitectos in Madrid on Monday to open an exposition named ‘Recognizing the Spanish Heritage in Europe’. The exposition focusses on the last 40 years of modern Spanish architecture in Europe. The Queen looked wonderful in a repeated charcoal baby doll dress with a peter pan colar and paired with pale pink details. She also curled her hair for the occassion. La … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Attends Summit and Lecture About Innovation

  May 23, 2016 at 11:35 pm by

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Queen Máxima of The Netherlands attended two different events on Monday. She was wearing a recycle Dolce & Gabbana outfit for both of them. In the morning the Queen went to Amsterdam where she held a speech at ‘The Innovation Summit’ for female entrepreneurs. In her speech the queen stressed that the need for more ambition and that the time has come that women can grab the opportunities. In the … Continue reading

Renewal of Family Rift in the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

  May 23, 2016 at 4:36 pm by

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The family reconciliation in the house of Bourbon-Two Sicilies seems to be shortlived. In 2014 the two rivalling branches – both of which are claiming the headship of the family which until 1861 ruled over the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies – signed an agreement recognising eachothers titles. The decision of the duke of Castro to change the succession laws so he could be succeeded by his eldest daughter apparently brought … Continue reading

The King of Bhutan and “Kidu”

  May 23, 2016 at 3:57 pm by

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His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has today granted an audience to 163 people at the Tashichhodzong in order to grant them citizenship as part of the “Kidu” tradition. There are a number of “census” issues throughout Bhutan and it is one of His Majesty’s aims to have these resolved. Kidu means “wellbeing” of the people and is a fundamental responsibility of the Bhutanese monarch, having been a traditional … Continue reading

Déjà Vu For Guillaume and Stéphanie in Belgium, Wisconsin

  May 23, 2016 at 11:52 am by

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Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his wife Stéphanie are heading an Economic Mission to the United States this week. Yesterday they went to the town of Belgium in Wisconsin. Although the town is called Belgium, it actually has links to Luxembourg. There is a Grand Duke Henri Plaza, a statue of the Grand Duke and each year the town throws a Luxembourg Fest. The reason they went the town was … Continue reading

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