Memorial Mass For Prince Kardam Held in Madrid

  June 8, 2015 at 7:39 pm by

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A memorial mass for the late Prince Kardam of Bulgaria was held this afternoon in Madrid. The San Jerónimo el Real Church was full of family and friends of the late Prince, who died on April 7, for the mass officiated by Archbishop Antonii, the representative of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Western Europe. Princess Miriam, Prince Boris and Prince Beltran (the widow and sons of Prince Kardam) and King Simeon … Continue reading

Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Couple Visit Villeroy & Boch

  June 8, 2015 at 4:28 pm by

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Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa paid a visit to ceramic maker Villeroy & Boch today in Septfontaines, where the company used to have a factory. At Château de Septfontaines, the Grand Ducal Couple met with three winners of the ‘Design Challenge’ that has been implemented by Villeroy & Boch and Luxinnovation, the national agency for research and innovation in the tiny European nation. The three winners – Anne Kieffer, Trixi … Continue reading

Princess Anne Reopens Lincoln Castle

  June 8, 2015 at 3:14 pm by

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The Princess Royal today reopened Lincoln Castle in Lincolnshire and viewed their exhibition on the Magna Carta. A crowd of around 2,500 were invited to attend the event, where the Princess unveiled a plaque to commemorate the reopening in the castle’s East Wing. Princess Anne then was shown around the castle walls – which had been restored meaning the public can now access more of the castle than before – and toured … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, June 1-7

  June 8, 2015 at 12:29 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 with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on June 14. The winner of last week’s poll winner was Crown Princess Victoria with 9 votes.  

Swedish Royal Wedding: A Profile of the Last Duchess of Värmland

  June 8, 2015 at 9:00 am by

Queen Victoria of Sweden, nee Princess of Baden

When she marries Prince Carl Philip on Saturday, Sofia Hellqivst will become the Duchess of Värmland. In the lead-up to the wedding, the TRF Blog has profiled the last woman who held that title, Victoria of Baden. Born on August 7, 1862 in Karlsruhe, Princess Victoria was the only daughter of Friedrich I, Grand Duke of Baden and Princess Louise of Prussia. She had two brothers, Friedrich II and Prince Ludwig. … Continue reading

Queen Maxima in New York: June 4-5

  June 8, 2015 at 3:41 am by

Queen Maxima in New York; 05-06-2015

In her role as special advocate of the United Nations Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima was in New York on June 4 and 5 to attend several meetings. On Thursday, the Queen took part at the meeting of the Group of Friends of Financial Inclusion, an informal group of 32 countries that are working to improve access to financial services. In her speech Queen Maxima said … Continue reading

Andrea Casiraghi Turns 31

  June 8, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Andrea Casiraghi

Andrea Casiraghi turns 31 years old today. Born on June 8, 1984, he is the eldest of three children of Caroline, Princess of Hanover and her second husband Stefano Casiraghi. Andrea also has a younger half sister. His full name is Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi. Andrea Casiraghi studied in France and moved to Canada for a few years before moving back to Paris to complete his studies at the American University … Continue reading

Unveiling of New King Olav V Statue in Oslo

  June 7, 2015 at 9:46 pm by

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The entire Norwegian Royal Family was present today for the unveiling of a new statue of the late King Olav V in the City Hall Square in Oslo. King Harald and Princess Astrid, two of King Olav’s three children, were given the honour of officially unveiling the statue, “Male and Monument”, designed by Olav Orud. Olav V is portrayed in civilian attire, standing in front of a dias to represent him … Continue reading

Luxembourg’s Young Royals Go Voting

  June 7, 2015 at 12:07 pm by

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Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sébastien all hit the ballots today to vote for the referendum 2015. They vote on foreigner voting rights, the right to vote from the age of 16 and limiting ministerial mandates to 10 years. The young royals – who went out voting together – cast their votes at the polling station in Luxembourg City, which they … Continue reading

On This Day: Birth of Empress Carlota of Mexico

  June 7, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Empress Carlota of Mexico, born Princess of Belgium

Princess Charlotte of Belgium, the woman who would become the only Empress of the Second Mexican Empire, was born 175 years ago. She was born at the Royal Palace of Laeken as the only daughter of Leopold I of the Belgians and his second wife, Louise of Orléans, on June 7, 1840. She was baptised Marie Charlotte Amélie Augustine Victoire Clémentine Léopoldine, with Charlotte designated as the name she would be known as, … Continue reading

Princess Isabella Baptises Ferry in Samsø

  June 6, 2015 at 11:35 pm by

Princess Isabella and Crown Princess Mary during their visit to Samso; 06-06-2015

It was a mother-daughter day for Crown Princess Mary and Princess Isabella today on the island of Samsø, where the eight-year-old undertook her first official engagement, the baptism of a ferry boat named M/F Prinsesse Isabella. A large crowd of locals came out to welcome the royal pair at their first stop, Sælvig Harbour, where Princess Isabella sent a bottle of cranberry juice made from island berries flying into the ferry boat’s … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Mark Armed Forces Day

  June 6, 2015 at 11:15 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia attend the Armed Forces Day parade in Madrid; 06-06-2015

The King and Queen of Spain attended the military parade marking Armed Forces Day this afternoon at the Plaza de la Lealtad (Plaza of Loyalty) in Madrid. King Felipe first laid a wreath in the plaza in memory of soldiers who have given their lives for Spain and inspected the guard of honour before he and Queen Letizia watched the parade. Over 500 members of the five branches of the Spanish … Continue reading

Qatari Royals Attend UEFA Champions League Final

  June 6, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

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The father of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, attended the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus Turin and FC Barcelona in Berlin, Germany. Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad, Sheikh Joan bin Hamad and Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad also attended. FC Barcelona beat Juventus Turin 3-1. The Qatari royals were seen surrounded by some of their entourage and taking pictures or videos of the match. View image | … Continue reading

Dubai’s Ruler and Wife Princess Haya At Epsom Derby

  June 6, 2015 at 9:00 pm by

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai attended the Epsom Downs Derby today. On the sideline of the race, Sheikh Mohammed, Princess Haya and Sheikh Hamdan met with Queen Elizabeth II. They talked about the horse races, Queen Elizabeth praised … Continue reading

Swedish Royals Celebrate National Day

  June 6, 2015 at 7:11 pm by

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On June 6, the Swedish Royal Family celebrated the country’s National Day, which celebrates the election of King Gustav Vasa in 1523, as he is considered by the Swedish people to be “the foundation of modern Sweden”. A new photo of Princess Estelle, the daughter of the Crown Princess Couple, was released to start the celebrations. Princess Madeleine also sent her greetings to the public on her Facebook page. In … Continue reading

Kensington Palace Release First Photos Of Princess Charlotte

  June 6, 2015 at 5:02 pm by

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On June 6, the first official photos were released of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge by Kensington Palace via their Twitter account. Princess Charlotte is pictured, in an adorable set of four photos, with her brother Prince George at their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall. The photos were taken by their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, in mid-May. View image | Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge was born on May … Continue reading

Royals Head To Isle of Wight For Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary

  June 5, 2015 at 7:34 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh attends the Royal Yacht Squadron's Bicentennial on the Isle of Wight; 05-06-2015

A number of royals descended on the Isle of Wight today, to attend events marking the bicentenary of the Royal Yacht Squadron. The Duke of Edinburgh led the British contingent consisting of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, and Prince Michael of Kent. They were joined by Norwegian King Harald V (on board the Norge), Prince Albert II of Monaco, Denmark’s Prince … Continue reading

Danish Royals Celebrate 1915 Constitution Anniversary

  June 5, 2015 at 3:54 pm by

Queen Margrethe at the celebrations for the centenary of the Danish constitution; 05-06-2015

Following on from last night’s concert, the Danish Royal Family was out in force to again mark the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Constitution. The family attended a reception at Christiansborg Palace, hosted by the Danish Parliament. Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte chatted in the sunshine outside the main entrance to the building while waiting for Queen Margrethe to arrive. View image … Continue reading

On This Day: Death of Swedish Prince Wilhelm

  June 5, 2015 at 9:00 am by

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Sweden’s Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland died fifty years ago today. He was born on June 17, 1884 at Tullgarn Palace to the future King of Sweden, Gustaf V, and his wife, Victoria of Baden. Wilhelm was the second of three sons born to the couple – Prince Gustaf Adolf was older, Prince Erik younger. Wilhelm served in the Swedish Navy, and in 1907, represented his grandfather, King Oscar II, at … Continue reading

Princess Charlotte To Be Christened On July 5

  June 5, 2015 at 6:06 am by

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Kensington Palace has confirmed that Princess Charlotte, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will be christened on July 5. The christening will take place at the St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, and will be performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. View image | Princess Charlotte was born on May 2 at St Mary’s Hospital and is fourth in line to the throne.

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