Prince Albert and Princess Charlène Attend Mass Honouring Nice Victims

  July 16, 2016 at 2:34 pm by

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene

The Prince and Princess of Monaco today attended a mass held at the Cathédrale de Monaco in honour of the victims of Thursday’s terrorist attack in Nice, France. Archbishop Bernard Barsi of Monaco led the congregation in prayer for the victims, the injured and their families. Prince Albert had earlier sent a message of condolence to French President François Hollande, assuring Monaco’s solidarity with France and they join them in “remembering the … Continue reading

Royals Offer Condolences To France Following Terrorist Attack in Nice

  July 16, 2016 at 7:38 am by

The Eiffel Tower

After the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night – as the country was full of joy celebrating Bastille Day – heads of state have offered their condolences to French President François Hollande and the victims and families of the 84 people killed in the attack. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sent a message on behalf of herself and Prince Philip, offering “most sincere condolences to you, the families of … Continue reading

Danes Partake in Summer Photo Session at Graasten

  July 15, 2016 at 3:26 pm by

The Danish Royal Family

The Danish Royal Family has had their annual summer photo session at Graasten Palace, posing for photographs on the steps of the palace as the unfriendly weather made the gardens a no-go zones. Joining the Queen, Prince Henrik and the Crown Princely Family were Princess Benedikte’s children, Prince Gustav and his partner Carina Axelsson, and Princess Alexandra with her husband Jefferson and daughter Ingrid. The younger children, Prince Vincent and Princess … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: The Queen Mother and Her Grandchildren

  July 15, 2016 at 10:00 am by

The Queen Mother and her six grandchildren

In August 1980, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother celebrated her 80th birthday. A service of thanksgiving was held at St Paul’s Cathedral on July 15, and official portraits were taken at Buckingham Palace to mark the birthday. The below photograph was one of them, showing the Queen Mother with her six grandchildren: (back row) Viscount Linley, Prince Andrew, the Prince of Wales, Prince Edward; (front row) Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, Princess … Continue reading

Prince Oscar Steals The Show At Mama Victoria’s Birthday Celebrations

  July 14, 2016 at 7:56 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Oscar

It may have been Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday, but all eyes were on her two children at this morning’s gathering at Solliden Palace. Four-year-old Princess Estelle and four-month-old Prince Oscar took centre stage as they joined Victoria and Prince Daniel, as well as King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, in the Palace courtyard to greet hundreds of well-wishers who came bearing flowers and small gifts for the Crown Princess. Estelle … Continue reading

Prince Harry Takes HIV Test Encouraging Others To Do The Same

  July 14, 2016 at 1:05 pm by

Prince Harry

Continuing his work with HIV awareness, Prince Harry has taken a quick-response HIV test during a visit to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. The test was live-streamed on Facebook to illustrate how fast the new tests work, as well as raise awareness on the importance of being tested. “Whether you’re a man, woman, gay, straight, black, white, whatever, even ginger, why wouldn’t you come and have a test?” Harry said after getting … Continue reading

July 13 Brings Queen Elizabeth’s 13th Prime Minister

  July 13, 2016 at 7:06 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II with Prime Minister Theresa May

In symmetry that couldn’t have been planned better, Queen Elizabeth II has received today – July 13 – the 13th British Prime Minister of her reign, as she requested Theresa May to form a new administration following the formal resignation of David Cameron. The pair had seperate meetings with the Queen at Buckingham palace late this afternoon, during which May traditionally ‘Kissed Hands’ with the monarch after accepting her request to uptake the … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Opens New Air Ambulance Base With A Kiss From Her Grandson

  July 13, 2016 at 11:47 am by

The Duke of Cambridge with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh travelled up to Cambridge today for the official opening of the Egerton-Smith Centre at Cambridge Airport, which is the new operating base of the East Anglian Air Ambulance. On hand to greet them as their helicopter touched down was their grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, who works as a pilot for the EAAA. William gave both his grandparents a kiss on the cheek in … Continue reading

An Abdication Coming In Japan?

  July 13, 2016 at 10:26 am by

View the full image at Daylife

Japanese public broadcaster NHK has written today that 82-year-old Emperor Akihito has plans to abdicate the throne in the “next few years”. According to their sources, the Emperor has been discussing the matter with his close aides and would like to abdicate before becoming “too frail to carry out duties fully”, passing the throne to his elder son, Crown Prince Naruhito. Emperor Akihito has been on the throne since the … Continue reading

What’s In A Duchess’ Dream Jar? A Visit to St James Park Will Tell You!

  July 12, 2016 at 8:59 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall had a second engagement today, which involved a visit to St James Park in London with the daughter of writer Roald Dahl to veil her BFG Dream Jar as part of the celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth. Camilla and Lucy Dahl happily posed under umbrellas next to the Duchess’s Dream Jar, which contains sculptures of five children learning to read showing Camilla’s dream that … Continue reading

Pierre Casiraghi in Boating Accident

  July 12, 2016 at 6:34 pm by

Pierre Casiraghi aboard 'Maserati' ahead of the 2015 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

During a regatta on Lake Garda, Italy on Friday, Pierre Casiraghi was involved in a boating accident that forced his crew to abandon the rest of the competition. Casiraghi’s yacht, the Malizia, and a media boat crossed paths, causing the yacht overturn upon impact, leading to serious technical damage. Thankfully, none of the crew on the yacht or on the media boat suffered any injuries. “Mostly it’s very annoying…such an accident should never … Continue reading

Royals In Germany For CHIO Aachen Opening

  July 12, 2016 at 5:02 pm by

Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden joined Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg at the opening of the CHIO Aachen equestrian event in Aachen, Germany today. It is the largest equestrian event in the world. The Queen, wearing a vibrant red outfit, officially opened the event, delivering a speech in front of the 40,000-strong audience after she and the King arrived in a horse-drawn carriage. Sweden is the partner country of … Continue reading

30 Years of the National Osteoporosis Society Celebrated at Clarence House

  July 12, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

As President of the National Osteoporosis Society, the Duchess of Cornwall has hosted a garden party at Clarence House to celebrate the organisation’s 30th anniversary. However, typical British weather threw a spanner into the works, with a rainy day forcing the event to be moved indoors. Among the guests attending were Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellows, actress  Miriam Margolyes, the Duchess’s children Tom and Laura, her sister Annabel Elliott, and Lady Sarah Chatto, … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde in New York: July 11-12

  July 12, 2016 at 12:33 pm by

Queen Mathilde

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde was on a two-day working visit to New York on July 11-12 accompanied by the Belgian Foreign Minister, Didier Reynders. On Monday July 11, as Honorary Chair of Belgium UNICEF, the Queen attended the conference titled “Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Children Affected by Armed Conflict”. The meeting, held at the headquarter of the United Nations, was organized by Belgium, UNICEF and the United Nations. Réintégrer les … Continue reading

British Royals at the Final Day of Wimbledon

  July 10, 2016 at 3:50 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Kent, the Duchess of Gloucester, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra of Kent, Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, and Lady Helen and Tim Taylor were all present for the men’s final of Wimbledon today. Zenouska Mowatt, Princess Alexandra’s granddaughter, was also in the crowd. Andy Murray won the championship, the second time he has ever done so. Murray was congratulated … Continue reading

Prince Emanuele Filiberto Hops On The Food Truck Train

  July 10, 2016 at 7:39 am by

Prince Emanuele Filiberto

Food trucks have become all the rage these past few years, and now there is one with a royal connection driving the streets of Los Angeles – ‘The Prince of Venice’, started by Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy. In an interview with Chi, Emanuele Filiberto – who is one of the two heirs to the disputed Headship of the House of Savoy – said that during a visit to Los … Continue reading

Obama Pays Flying Visit to Spain

  July 10, 2016 at 7:06 am by

President Obama and King Felipe

King Felipe VI of Spain has held an audience with President Barack Obama at the Royal Palace of Madrid today, during the American President’s single day trip to the country. The purpose of the visit – expected to be Obama’s last as sitting President to Europe – was to highlight the relationship between Spain and the United States. Last night, the King welcomed President Obama when Air Force One landed at the Torrejon de … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit An Exhibition in Ghent

  July 9, 2016 at 6:48 am by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

Yesterday, Friday July 8, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the exhibition “Between God and Money. The Golden Age of the Southern Netherlands” held at the Provincial Center for Culture Caermersklooster in Ghent. Filip en Mathilde hebben kunstuitje https://t.co/yW3TNRqeZt pic.twitter.com/ZSxcDW0y5p — Vorsten (@VorstenNL) July 9, 2016 At their arrival to the Provincial Center the Royal Couple was welcomed by the Mayor of Ghent, Daniel Termont, … Continue reading

Dutch Photo Session in Wassenaar

  July 9, 2016 at 6:06 am by

The Dutch Royal Family

Despite the mild concussion suffered by Queen Máxima after a fall last Friday, yesterday the Queen was able to take part in the annual summer photo session along with King Willem-Alexander and their three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane. The Royal Family posed in the gardens of Villa Eikenhorst. At the photo session were also present the family’s two black labradors, Skipper and Nana. The Queen wasn’t the only … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Princess Marina Presents Wimbledon Trophy

  July 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent at Wimbledon

July 8, 1963: As President of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent presents Australia’s Margaret Smith (later Court) with the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Championship trophy following her defeat of American Billie Jean Moffitt (later King) in the final. Marina’s son, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, is the current President of the All England Club. This year’s women’s final will take place tomorrow.

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