The Duchess of Cornwall Unveils Charles II Statue in Newmarket (And Meets Camilla the Hamster)

  March 22, 2017 at 9:32 am by

The Duchess of Cornwall

An action-packed day in Newmarket awaited the Duchess of Cornwall on Wednesday. She first visited Newmarket Academy, taking a whirlwind tour of the school to see as much of the Academy’s offerings as possible. Camilla – wearing one of her favourite outfits, a purple tartan skirt and blazer – stopped by the library, kitchens and Animal Welfare Centre, speaking with students in all areas. The Duchess helped them ice some cupcakes … Continue reading

Japan’s Princess Aiko Completes Her Junior High School Education

  March 22, 2017 at 7:16 am by

Princess Aiko

Princess Aiko of Japan today graduated from junior high school in a ceremony at the Gakushuin Girls’ Junior High School in Tokyo. Attending the ceremony were her proud parents, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. The 15-year-old Princess briefly spoke to reporters upon her arrival, saying that she had “enjoyed the past three years because I was fortunate to have good teachers and friends” at the school. Aiko’s essay for … Continue reading

Prince Richard Farewelled In Bad Berleburg

  March 21, 2017 at 4:16 pm by

The funeral of Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

Richard, 6th Prince zu Sayn-Wittengenstein-Berleburg was today farewelled in a funeral service at Bad Berleburg’s Evangelische Stadtkirche. His widow, Princess Benedikte, lead mourners from Denmark, Greece, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Jordan and Germany’s noble families. The day began with the transfer of the late Prince’s casket from Schloss Berleburg to the church. His wife, daughters, eldest grandchildren and siblings watched the ceremony from the Palace forecourt, as his only son – … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Keeps It Chic in Plum and Tweed For Madrid Meeting

  March 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm by

Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia of Spain looked fantastic in a plum skirt and tweed blouse as she attended a board meeting of the Royal Board on Disability at the organisation’s Madrid headquarters. With her hair loosely curled, the Queen used the colour of her skirt to bring out the shades of purple in her blouse. Nude heels, a plum clutch and leafy drop earrings perfectly complemented the outfit. The meeting focused on … Continue reading

Marthe Wéry Exhibition Receives A Royal Visitor

  March 21, 2017 at 11:39 am by

Queen Mathilde

The Queen of the Belgians has today visited BPS22, the Hainaut Province Museum of Art, to view an exhibition of works created by artist Marthe Wéry. Wearing a simple beige leather-look dress with dark brown beaded jewellery, Queen Mathilde toured the “Marthe Wéry: Works, Research and Documents in BPS22’s Collections”. Mr Wéry, who died in 2005, was commissioned to create several pieces of art that hang in the Royal Palace in Brussels, … Continue reading

Prince Harry’s Day in Leicester

  March 21, 2017 at 10:37 am by

Prince Harry

Tuesday as Leicester Day for Prince Harry, as he visited three different projects that provide activities designed to empower youth, and support to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, respectively. His first stop was Hamilton College, where Harry joined primary school students from a local primary school that were taking part in the ‘Yes You Can’ project run by Kaine Management to bring peer mentors together with students to help them “overcome barriers … Continue reading

Don’t Mind The Weather, Ma’am! Sophie Wessex Visits Flying Eye Hospital

  March 20, 2017 at 5:12 pm by

The Countess of Wessex

The Countess of Wessex was today out at Stansted Airport where she toured a the orbit Flying Eye Hospital in her role as Global Ambassador for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. Sophie, who battled the rain and wind as she arrived on the tarmac, was given a tour of the flying hospital, which is a converted MD-10 cargo freighter. During the tour, she was shown a video … Continue reading

Prince Harry Celebrates 200 Years of British-Nepalese Relations

  March 20, 2017 at 3:31 pm by

Prince Harry

At the Nepalese Embassy in London on Monday, Prince Harry was present for celebrations  held to conclude a year of festivities to mark 200 years of relations between the United Kingdom and Nepal. He watched cultural dance performances, including one given by Gurkha soldiers, alongside the Nepalese Ambassador to the UK, Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi, before giving a speech in which Harry spoke of his personal dealings with the country and … Continue reading

Jordan’s Prince Hassan bin Talal Turns Seventy

  March 20, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan

HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, uncle of the current King, today celebrates his seventieth birthday. He was born in Amman in 1947 as the third son of King Talal of Jordan and his wife Queen Zein. The majority of the Prince’s schooling was undertaken in England, where Hassan also attended university, gaining a Master of Arts in Oriental Studies at Christ Church, Oxford University. It was during his … Continue reading

A Quite Royal Engagement: Leiningen and Prussian Descendants To Marry

  March 19, 2017 at 6:15 pm by

The arms of the Houses of Leiningen and Prussia

As reported by Royal Musings earlier today, the engagement between Ferdinand, the Hereditary Prince zu Leiningen, and Viktoria Luise Prinzessin von Preussen has recently been announced. The groom is the elder son of Andreas, Prince of Leiningen and Princess Alexandra of Hanover. The bride is the only daughter of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia (d. 2015) and his second wife Ehrengard von Reden. Both are descendants of the British Queen … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Charlottenburg Palace

  March 19, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Charlottenburg Palace

A view of Charlottenburg Palace from the gardens Location: Charlottenburg, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany Built: 1695-1713 Architect: Johann Arnold Nering (original Palace), Johann Friedrich von Mosander (expansion) Commissioned By: Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, Queen of Prussia (original Palace), Friedrich I of Prussia (expansion) Style: Baroque, Rococo On The Palace Grounds: Orangery, Gardens, Palace Chapel, Mausoleum, ‘Belvedere’ Tea House, statue of ‘The Great Elector’ – Friedrich Wilhelm, Elector of Brandenburg Current Owner: Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten … Continue reading

Beatrice Borromeo Makes First Official Appearance Since Birth of Baby Stefano

  March 18, 2017 at 11:06 pm by

Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi

She may have given birth to her first child, son Stefano, just three weeks ago, but Beatrice Borromeo looked lovely in a navy sequinned evening gown as she stepped out this evening to support the Princess Grace Foundation at the 63rd Annual Bal de la Rose. Beatrice joined her husband, Pierre Casiraghi, and his mother and sister, Princess Caroline and Charlotte Casiraghi (who was wearing a dress borrowed from her mother), for … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge End Paris Tour

  March 18, 2017 at 9:44 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Paris

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge carried out engagements on the last day of their tour to Paris on March 18. The tour began the day before. A shooting had occurred at Orly Airport but William and Kate still continued their tour. Firstly, William and Kate visited Les Invalides in honour of World War II veterans and survivors of the 2015 terrorist attack at the Bataclan. William told them, “We … Continue reading

A Shy Gabriella Joins Her Parents at Saint Dévote Rugby Tournament

  March 18, 2017 at 4:15 pm by

Princess Charlene and Princess Gabriella

Two-year-old Princess Gabriella of Monaco today joined her parents, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène, at the seventh Saint Dévote Rugby Tournament, though the little one proved a little shy and kept her face hidden in her mother’s coat for much of her appearance. Held at the Stade Louis II, the tournament is put together by the Monegasque Rugby Federation in support of the Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco. Fifteen teams of … Continue reading

Camilla Helps Mark Centenary of No. 100 Squadron at RAF Leeming

  March 18, 2017 at 2:35 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

As Honorary Air Commodore of the RAF Leeming base station in North Yorkshire, the Duchess of Cornwall today visited the base to attend centenary celebrations of the No. 100 Squadron that served in both World Wars. The Duchess viewed a parade and Hawk jet flypast by the Squadron before delivering a speech to the servicemen, recalling their lengthy history as a RAF unit. “On this very special occasion we honour the … Continue reading

Frederik And Haakon Join 30,000 Skiers In Norway

  March 18, 2017 at 1:59 pm by

Prince Frederik and Prince Haakon

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway joined about 30,000 cross country skiers in Norway’s oldest race named Birkebeinerrennet. The event kicked off this morning at 8:30am Norwegian time and the distance race was 54km. One rule of the race is that all participants must carry a backpack with 3.5kg on their backs during the race. D.K.H. Kronprinsen og Kronprins Haakon af Norge er netop kommet … Continue reading

Empress Michiko Comes Down With Shingles Following Vietnam Tour

  March 18, 2017 at 12:15 am by

Empress Michiko

The Imperial Household Agency confirmed on Thursday that Empress Michiko is suffering from shingles, caused by fatigue following her weeklong tour to Vietnam and Thailand earlier this month. The Empress has shingles on the “upper part of her belly” the IHA said, with the assurance she is on a round of medication to treat the illness. While the Empress was originally not expected to cancel any duties because of the … Continue reading

The Cambridges Begin Two-Day Visit to Paris

  March 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have today begun their two-day visit to the French capital, on the request of the British Foreign Office. First up was an audience with President François Hollande at Élysée Palace. William and Catherine (who was still wearing the dark green Catherine Walker coat dress from her morning engagement in London) posed for photographs with the President on the steps of the Palace’s front entrance, before they … Continue reading

Prince Carl Philip & Princess Sofia Inaugurate New Fryshuset

  March 17, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia

In Husby, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia today inaugurated the new Fryshuset recreational centre. The organisation offers young people who feel excluded from society a place to gather and take part in activities. The couple toured the facilities and saw what youths can do when they visit a Fryshuset centre – they were shown a boxing class, and the kitchens where dishes are prepared using produce that is nearing … Continue reading

Princess Mette-Marit Helps Launch Educational App For Syrian Children

  March 17, 2017 at 3:35 pm by

Princess Mette-Marit

Norway’s Crown Princess was today involved in the launch of a new app designed to help children fleeing the war in Syria learn to read. Joining Prime Minister Erna Solberg at her residence in Oslo, Mette-Marit watched as young children were shown the app and learnt how to play the games that teach them how to spell and read in Norwegian. The children then showed the adults how the apps … Continue reading

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