The Royal Family of Bhutan attended the consecration ceremony for a new temple (Phodrang) named after the Guru Nangsid Zilnon yesterday, amidst colourful and traditional ceremony, including religious offerings, dancing and a magnificently warm welcome from the local people. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Queen Jetsun Pema and Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, the Gyalsey, were escorted to the Phodrang in a traditional chipdrel ceremony – a colourful yet solemn … Continue reading
The funeral of Her Majesty Queen Anne of Romania took place yesterday outside the former Royal Palace in Bucharest and attended by members of the Romanian Royal Family, members and representatives of foreign Royal Families, members of the Romanian Government and State Institutions and a large number of other dignitaries. Not least of all, the funeral was also witnessed by the people of Romania, thousands of whom joined the solemn gathering … Continue reading
On Wednesday evening, the body of Her Majesty Queen Anne of Romania was moved in Military Ceremony from the Hall of Honour at Peles Caste to the Throne Room of the former Royal Palace in Bucharest ahead of Her Majesty’s funeral tomorrow. In attendance were Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta, Prince Radu, Princess Elena and her husband, Princess Marie and Princess Sofie who has throughout these last days been … Continue reading
August 12, 1958: Princess Margaret is greeted by rain as she returns to England after a royal tour of Canada, where she had spent a month travelling the country coast-to-coast. Among the welcoming committee at London Airport was the Queen Mother.
King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan have presented their six-month-old son to a new region of the country this week, as they visited Bumthang, the Queen’s ancestral home. Prince Jigme Namgyel was a quick favourite of the crowds of locals who gathered to greet the royal family during their few days in the district, with traditional ceremonies taking place to mark the Prince’s first visit. His Majesty The … Continue reading
Day six of the Rio Olympic Games saw Princess Anne being part of history as she presented the Fijian men’s rugby sevens team with their gold medal after the gold medal match of the event – the first Olympic medal ever won by the tiny island nation. As the Fijians received their medals, they each knelt before Princess Anne and clapped three times after she hung the medal around their … Continue reading
Military and religious ceremonies have marked the return of the body of Queen Anne back to Romanian soil yesterday afternoon as Her Majesty’s coffin arrived at Otopeni Airport in Bucharest in preparation for her funeral on Saturday. The occasion was as solemn and dignified as it could ever be – and it was also as fitting and appropriate as the much loved wife of Romania’s former monarch, King Michael, could … Continue reading
September issue of Harper’s Bazaar features an interview with Princess Eugenie of York in which she speaks about her daily routine and what matters most to her. “I get up around 6:45 to start exercising by 7,” she says, before specifying circuits are her favourite “because they’re quick” and she “can’t run for a long time.” It’s then off to work at Hauser & Wirth, the art gallery she began working for … Continue reading
The 6th Duke of Westminster, Gerald Grosvenor, passed away suddenly today, a spokesperson for the family confirmed. He was 64. The Duke had become ill at his estate Abbeystead House in Lancashire and was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital, where he passed away. “His family are all aware and they ask for privacy and understanding at this very difficult time,” the spokesperson said. Born in December 1951, Gerald became the … Continue reading
The royals have continued their support of the athletes in Rio on day three, here’s a round-up of where they were at today: Princess Anne watched as Team GB’s Edward Ling won a bronze medal in the men’s trap shooting. What a day for Ed Ling!A #Bronze medal & a royal conversation with Princess Anne!#rio2016 pic.twitter.com/24DNUIRiQt — Team GB (@TeamGB) August 8, 2016 Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark watched on … Continue reading
Prince Ernst August of Hanover, the heir to the headship of the House of Hanover, has announced his engagement to long-time girlfriend Ekaterina Malysheva. Confirming the news to German newspaper Bild “with great pleasure”, the Prince also said the wedding will take place next summer in Lower Saxony, where the Hanover family has their official seat, Marienburg Castle. The couple have been dating for five years, and apparently got engaged on the Greek island … Continue reading
Crown Princess Margareta of Romania and her husband, Prince Radu, attended a memorial service at the Orthodox Church in Săvârşin yesterday in memory of Queen Anne who died last week. Dressed in mourning, the royal couple took their places solemnly amongst the rest of the congregation inside the ornate church. Queen Anne of Romania’s funeral will take place on Saturday, 13th August in Bucharest. The Government of Romania has announced that … Continue reading
His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan has made a televised address to the people of Japan in connection with his personal views relating to his role as Emperor. The address was pre-recorded before being televised throughout Japan earlier today. It was only the second such address he has made since ascending the Chrysanthemum Throne 28 years ago – the first being in 2011 when the Emperor sought to give reassurance and … Continue reading
Accompanied by his wife Queen Rania and as the guest of honour, King Abdullah II of Jordan attended on Sunday the 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo which took place at the UK’s historic Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. During the event the couple watched a number of tattoos performed by military bands from different part of the world including the Jordanian bands: the Royal Jordanian Honora Guard – Silent Drill Team, the Jordanian … Continue reading
The Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has gone off in a sea of colour at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, with several royals in attendance cheering on their country’s athletes as they entered the stadium. Showcasing Brazil’s long and diverse history, the ceremony took the audience on a journey of the country’s development, with large amounts of the music and colour that Brazil is known globally … Continue reading
Zara Tindall is competing in the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park this weekend, and her two nieces – Savannah and Isla Phillips – were on hand to cheer on their aunt in today’s dressage stage. The two youngster, both wearing simple summer dresses, kept themselves entertained during breaks in the competition, before sitting atop the bonnet of a SUV as Zara took to the course on High Kingdom.
Denmark’s Crown Prince and Princess continued their rounds of meeting Danish athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games today, stopping at the Olympic Village. Here they spent time chatting and posing for photos with various Danish athletes, who appreciated the support of their royals. Frederik and Mary also joined in a quick bike ride with the Danes including wrestler Mark O. Madsen and Another Royal visit. This time not only got … Continue reading
King Felipe VI paid a visit to the crew manning his yacht, Aifos, in this year’s Copa Del Rey Mafre Sailing Cup. Although the day’s race did not go ahead due to strong winds, the King instead spent his time speaking with the crew and officials from the Royal Yacht Club de Palma. King Felipe has this year been unable to participate in the race himself, as he usually does, due to … Continue reading
Princess Märtha Louise and Ari Behn are divorcing after 14 years of marriage. The shocking news was released in a statement by the couple earlier today by the royal house. “Life does not go smoothly. It has both Ari and I experienced,” says Princess Martha Louise. “But most clearly is that now, when life has made some antics we had never envisaged. In these days goes namely we two apart. … Continue reading
August 5, 1948: Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands with their four daughters – Beatrix, Irene, Margriet and Christina – attend a photo call at Soestdijk Palace on Princess Irene’s 9th birthday.