Prince Charles Remembers the Victims of the Aberfan Disaster Fifty Years On

  October 21, 2016 at 7:34 pm by

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales joined survivors and family members of victims of the 1966 Aberfan disaster at a reception in South Wales to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the disaster which claimed the lives of 144 people. He laid a wreath at the Aberfan Cemetery ahead of a reception where he said that “Anyone who is old enough can remember where they were when they heard the appalling news about … Continue reading

Princess Maria Attends Radio-Play Preview

  October 21, 2016 at 6:05 pm by


On Thursday 20th October, Her Royal Highness Princess Maria of Romania attended a preview of a play entitled “Algeria” (choice) that was written back in 1960 by the Princess’s parents, King Michael and Queen Anne. The preview was arranged by Romania’s National Radio Theatre at the Press Center of Romanian Radio Broadcasting and was hosted by the President and General Manager of the Romanian Radio Society. The event was part … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Princess Anne Christened At Buckingham Palace

  October 21, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Princess Anne on her christening day

Princess Anne of Edinburgh, later the Princess Royal, was christened on October 21, 1950 in Buckingham Palace’s Music Room by the Archbishop of York, Cyril Garbett. Her godparents were Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, Princess Andrew of Greece, Princess Margarita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Lord Louis Mountbatten and the Honourable Andrew Elphinstone.

Felipe and Letizia Attend Princess of Asturias Awards Concert

  October 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

October brings the laureates of the Princess of Asturias Awards to Oviedo, and tonight was the annual pre-awards ceremony concert held at the Prince Felipe Auditorium. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were present for the concert, where Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 ‘Choral’ was performed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation Choir and the Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra. The Queen opted for a simple black cocktail … Continue reading

King Abdullah and Princess Haya Inaugurate New Military Hospital in Ajloun

  October 20, 2016 at 6:48 pm by

King Abdullah and Princess Haya

The King of Jordan was today joined by his younger half-sister Princess Haya bint Al Hussein for the official opening of a new military hospital in Ajloun, a town in the north of Jordan, which has been named after the Princess. King Abdullah and Princess Haya were given a tour of the new hospital, which has 150 beds and 11 operation rooms that will allow the Royal Medical Services to provide … Continue reading

A Visit From A Duchess To Mark Swindon175 Celebrations

  October 20, 2016 at 4:27 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to the town of Swindon today to help commemorate the 175th anniversary of the town’s modern development. Her day began at Swindon Station, where she arrived on a Great Western Railway train, which had their workshops built in Swindon in 1841. Outside the Station, Camilla unveiled a plaque to mark the new name of the area outside which is now named after Sir Daniel Gooch … Continue reading

Prince Harry Honours Fallen Metropolitan Police Officers

  October 20, 2016 at 2:43 pm by

Prince Harry

The Metropolitan Police Annual Remembrance Ceremony was held this afternoon in Hendon with Prince Harry in attendance. He laid a wreath of flowers at the memorial that pays tribute to the 650 officers who have been killed in the line of duty, before reading Mary Elizabeth Frye’s poem Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep. Harry also planted a cherry tree in the memorial garden of the Hendon Training School, before spending … Continue reading

Princess Maria-Olympia Attends The KENZO x H&M Fashion Show

  October 19, 2016 at 11:30 pm by

Princess Maria-Chantal

Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark attend the KENZO x H&M fashion show at Pier 36 in New York City today. The 20 year old Princess wore black skinny pants, a black t-shirt with a large print on the front which comes from the new KENZO x H&M collection. She matched her look with studded Valentino pumps and a clutch. Embed from Getty Images

Belgian Royals Enjoy An Autumn Concert

  October 19, 2016 at 10:30 pm by

Belgium King and Queen

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians attended the annual Autumn Concert which was held at the Royal Palace in Brussels this evening. Joining the couple were Princess Astrid and her husband Prince Lorenz. This year’s theme was a tribute to the commitment of young volunteers for a better society in a wide range of areas like education, human rights, culture and sports. Embed from Getty Images

Team GB Medalists Fêted At Buckingham Palace By The British Royals

  October 18, 2016 at 6:41 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth hosted a reception for Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic medalists from the recent Rio Games this evening at Buckingham Palace. The TeamGB athletes – including boxer Nicola Adams, the women’s gold medal winning hockey team, gymnast Max Whitlock, equestrian champion Lee Pearson, and show jumper Nick Skelton – were congratulated by a royal contingent comprised of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince … Continue reading

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Belgian Royal Couple Open the Frankfurt Book Fair

  October 18, 2016 at 2:24 pm by

Queen Mathilde, King Philippe and King Willem-Alexander

There was a joint event today, Tuesday October 18, for the Dutch and Belgian royals. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander along with Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the opening ceremony of the Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany. At this year’s fair, the Netherlands and the Flanders are guests of honor and King Willem-Alexander with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde officially opened the pavillion dedicated to the countries. In … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of The Breast International Group

  October 18, 2016 at 12:01 pm by

Queen Mathilde

As Honorary President of the Breast International Group (BIG), Her Majesty Queen Mathilde was present yesterday, Monday October 17, at the celebration for the 20th anniversary of the organization held at the Brussels City Hall. In her speech the Queen remembered that “breast cancer kills three times more than road accidents” and that the disease presents multiple symptoms, different for each patient. Queen Mathilde also praised the work done by … Continue reading

King Mohammed VI Visits Former Opposition Leader Abderrahmane Youssoufi In A Local Hospital

  October 18, 2016 at 3:42 am by

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As soon as King Mohammed VI heard about Abderrahmane Youssoufi’s failing health as this latter is currently suffering from a bad cold with respiratory complications, he immediately took him to Halifat Hospital in Casablanca, this noble gesture however has paled compared to his visit to the iconic figure of Moroccan politics, the monarch’s visit lasted for around 15 minutes and was joined by his close friend and advisory Fouad Ali … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, October 10-16

  October 17, 2016 at 1:30 pm 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 October 22.

Swedish Royals Open ‘The Royal Wedding Dresses 1976-2015’ Exhibition

  October 17, 2016 at 12:23 pm by

Swedish Royals

Today, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia opened the exhibition ‘The Royal Wedding Dresses 1976-2015’ which is held at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The exhibition is part of the 40th anniversary of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia which is featuring wedding dresses worn by five royal brides over the course of four decades. De bruidsjurken worden bekeken. #blauwbloed — Annemarie de Kunder (@Amdekunder) October 17, 2016 … Continue reading

New Photos of Danish Crown Princely Family in Greenlandic National Costumes

  October 17, 2016 at 7:56 am by

Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary celebrate their copper wedding anniversary – 12 and a half years – next month, and to mark the occasion they have posed with their four children for a new Post Greenland stamp. The family are wearing the traditional Greenlandic national costumes in the stamp, which was taken by Steen Brogaard and goes on sale today. Several other photos of the children during the … Continue reading

Chrifa Lalla Joumala Alaoui: First Moroccan Woman Ambassador to the US

  October 16, 2016 at 6:14 pm by

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King Mohammed VI swore in Lalla Joumala Alaoui – the first woman to serve as Moroccan ambassador to the United States – to her new diplomatic position on Thursday at the Royal Palace in Casablanca, the King had appointed Alaoui to the position in February to replace Rachad Bouhlal the ambassador in charge of Morocco’s correspondence with the superpower since December 2011. Before her appointment as Morocco’s Ambassador to Washington … Continue reading

King of Bhutan Pays His Respects To The Late King Bhumibol

  October 16, 2016 at 7:04 am by

King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema

King Jigme Khesar of Bhutan arrived in Bangkok last night with his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema, and their eight-month-old son Prince Jigme Namgyel to pay their respects to the late Thai King, Bhumibol Adulyadej. They were greeted at the Suvarnabhumi Airport by the Deputy Prime Minister, Somkid Jatusripitak. This morning, King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema prayed at King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s royal urn in the Grand Palace. They also signed the book … Continue reading

Victoria and Daniel Celebrate 100 Year Anniversary of Investor AB

  October 15, 2016 at 9:55 pm by

Victoria and Daniel

Arriving at the Grand Hotel Stockholm to celebrate the Investor AB centenary celebrations, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were welcomed by the Wallenberg Family. Investor AB is the leading owner of Nordic-based international companies and was founded by the Wallenberg family 100 years ago. Kronprinsessparet på fest!🎈 Här anländer kronprinsessan Victoria och prins Daniel till Grand Hotel i Stockholm där Investor firar sitt 100-årsjubileum på lördagkvällen. 🎉 Crown Princess … Continue reading

Body of King Bhumibol Returns To The Grand Palace Ahead of Traditional Bathing Ceremony

  October 14, 2016 at 9:13 pm by

King Bhumibol's casket travels to the Grand Palace

As thousands of people lined the streets of Bangkok, the body of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was taken from the Siriraj Hospital to the Grand Palace ahead of the traditional bathing ceremony which forms part of Buddhist funeral rites. The convoy following the late King’s casket included Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and Queen Sirikit, who has not been seen in public for over a year. In the evening, the … Continue reading

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