The Gardens of Elisabeta Palace

  April 10, 2017 at 10:30 am by

The gardens of Elisabeta Palace

When we think of the Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest, we imagine all the official functions and duties carried out there by Crown Princess Margarita and other members of the Romanian Royal Family throughout the year and often get a glimpse of the beautiful architecture and interiors of Palace through the photographs taken. But what about the gardens? Well, last week the gardens were photographed to show some of the plants, … Continue reading

Swedish Royals Honour Terror Attack Victims

  April 10, 2017 at 9:44 am by

The Swedish Royal Family

An official ceremony in the Stockholm City Hall Park was held at noon today honouring the four victims of Friday’s terror attack in the city. The ceremony was attended by King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, the Crown Princess Couple, and Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia. The Royal Family joined the crowd in one minute’s silence as the clock hit midday, before the Swedish Military Band played Segnale Solenne. Prime … Continue reading

Charles, William and Harry Mark Battle of Vimy Ridge Centenary

  April 9, 2017 at 3:29 pm by

Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Prince William

The Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have attended commemorations to mark the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the First World War battle that is considered an integral part of the Canadian national identity as it was the first time the four divisions of Canadian military fought side-by-side. Joining President François Hollande of France and Canada’s Governor-General David Johnston and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, … Continue reading

The Crown Princess of Brunei Turns Thirty

  April 9, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Crown Princess Sarah of Brunei

Crown Princess Sarah of Brunei (full title: Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Salleh Abdul Rahaman) today celebrates her thirtieth birthday. She was born in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei, in 1987 as the only daughter of Pengiran Salleh Abdul Rahaman Pengiran Damit, a distant relation of the royal family. Sarah attended St Andrew’s School and Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College, before completing her tertiary education in … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Royal Palace, Oslo

  April 9, 2017 at 4:00 am by

The Royal Palace in Oslo

The Royal Palace, Oslo from the front square Location: Oslo, Kingdom of Norway Built: 1825-1849 Architect: Hans Ditlev Franciscus Linstow Commissioned By: Carl XIV / III Johan, King of Sweden and Norway Style: Neo-Classical Rooms: 173 On The Palace Grounds: The Palace Chapel, The Palace Park Current Owner: The Norwegian State Current Use: Official residence of T.M. The King and Queen of Norway Fun Fact: The budget provided by the Storting was quickly used in the first two years of construction, … Continue reading

Princess Beatrix Attends World Parkinson’s Day Symposium

  April 8, 2017 at 4:29 pm by

Princess Beatrix

On Saturday April 8, Princess Beatrix was present at a symposium hosted by the Parkinson Association to mark their fortieth anniversary. During the symposium – attended by 900 guests and held on World Parkinson’s Day – Princess Beatrix spoke with doctors and researchers who are working on new treatments for sufferers of the disease, as well as patients and their caregivers. Parkinson’s Disease is an illness close to the Princess, as … Continue reading

A Second Son for Prince Faisal & Princess Zeina of Jordan

  April 8, 2017 at 7:42 am by

Prince Faisal and Princess Zeina

Jordan’s Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein and his wife Princess Zeina welcomed on Saturday their second child, a baby boy named Prince Mohammad bin Faisal. The couple have an older son together – Prince Abdullah bin Faisal – born in 2016. The newborn prince is a 42nd generation direct descendant of Islam’s prophet Muhammad. He shares his name with his father’s uncle, Prince Mohammad bin Talal. Prince Faisal, 53, is the … Continue reading

Princess Aiko Begins High School Education

  April 8, 2017 at 6:27 am by

Princess Aiko of Japan

The rain couldn’t take the smile of 15-year-old Princess Aiko of Japan’s face this morning as she arrived at Gakushuin Girls’ Senior High School where she will undertake her secondary education. Joined by her parents, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, the Princess was attending the entrance ceremony for the 200 students who will begin at the school next week. “I want to lead a fulfilling high school life with … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria Lays Flowers At Terror Site

  April 8, 2017 at 5:17 am by

Crown Princess Victoria

Swedish Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have this morning visited the site of yesterday’s terror attack in central Stockholm. The heir to the throne, who is currently acting as Regent until her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, returns to Sweden following a trip to Brazil, laid a bouquet of red roses along fencing blocking the public from accessing parts of Drottninggatan as Prince Daniel watched on. The Princess was … Continue reading

One Million Instagram Followers for Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein

  April 8, 2017 at 4:37 am by

Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan

The official Instagram account of Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan has exceeded one million followers this week. The page was launched by Prince Hussein in January 2014 to cover his initiatives, activities and personal interests. During the past two years, the Prince has published more than 280 photos that show his participation – either alone or along with his parents – in several events both inside Jordan and abroad. He also … Continue reading

Condolences Sent To Swedish King Following Terror Incident in Stockholm

  April 7, 2017 at 8:42 pm by

The Swedish Royal Flag flies at half-mast

The King of Sweden has cut short an official visit to Brazil following a terrorist attack in central Stockholm that has killed at least four people on Friday afternoon. “It is with dismay the Royal Family and I have been informed of the attack in Stockholm this afternoon. The background and full extent of the incident is not yet known. We are closely following the developments, but our thoughts are already … Continue reading

Prince Harry Attends British Invictus Games Trials for Toronto 2017

  April 7, 2017 at 5:38 pm by

Prince Harry

At the University of Bath on Friday, Prince Harry attended the British trials for the 2017 Invictus Games that will be held in Toronto. He watched the trials for the men’s and women’s 200m, the men’s shotput and discus, and the rowing. Harry also caught up with some athletes he had met at previous Invictus Games, including archer Jon Flint and his support dog Jester; and ‘boxed’ with two-year-old Harry … Continue reading

Légion d’honneur Bestowed Upon Danish Princess Marie

  April 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm by

Princess Marie of Denmark

Denmark’s French-born Princess, Marie, was today bestowed the Légion d’honneur in a ceremony at the French Embassy in Copenhagen. The French Ambassador to Denmark, François Zimeray, presented the Princess with the insignia of the Légion d’honneur, class Grand Officer. The order is the highest French order of merit, awarded for military and civil merits. The Princess’s husband, Prince Joachim, and father-in-law Prince Henrik (himself a Frenchman) were present for the ceremony. At French Amb … Continue reading

A Busy Day For Queen Máxima

  April 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm by

Queen Maxima

This morning, Friday April 7, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was in Delft to open the exhibition “Forbidden Porcelain – Exclusively for the Emperor” at the Museum Prinsenhof Delft. The exhibition shows Chinese porcelain from the period of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) that was entirely created for the Chinese Emperors. Accompanied by the Director of Museum, Janelle Moerman, the Queen toured the exhibition. The exhibition will be opened to the public from tomorrow April … Continue reading

Sayōnara Japan! King Felipe and Queen Letizia Finish State Visit

  April 7, 2017 at 3:02 pm by

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko with King Felipe and Queen Letizia

On the final day of their state visit to Japan, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain travelled on a Shinkansen with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko to the city of Shizuoka. Here they visited the Shizuoka Prefecture Earthquake Disaster Prevention Centre to see technologies that are being used to improve the detection and response to earthquakes. The monarchs were shown the Seismic Effects Experimentation Area, witnessing a demonstration of a chair mechanised … Continue reading

Memorial Service for First Earl of Snowdon Held At St Margaret’s Church

  April 7, 2017 at 10:18 am by

Queen Elizabeth with David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon

Members of the British Royal Family this morning attended a Service of Thanksgiving celebrating the life of Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon who passed away on January 13. The service took place at the Church of St Margaret, Westminster Abbey. The Earl and Countess of Snowdon, with their two children Charles and Margarita, and Lady Sarah and David Chatto, with their sons Samuel and Arthur, were joined by Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Frederik IX and de Gaulle

  April 7, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Frederik IX of Denmark

April 7, 1965: King Frederik IX of Denmark walks with French President Charles de Gaulle upon his arrival to Paris for an official visit.

Charles and Camilla Conclude European Tour in Austria

  April 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales

On Thursday, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall finished their European tour in the beautiful city of Vienna. Their day started at the Jewish Museum, where Charles and Camilla met Holocaust survivors and listened to their stories about the camps, their families and life afterwards. Prince Charles spoke about his grandmother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, and her efforts during the Second World War, protecting a Jewish family … Continue reading

Denmark’s Crown Princess Pays Visit To Bangladesh

  April 6, 2017 at 5:29 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

Crown Princess Mary has embarked on a multi-day visit to Bangladesh along with the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs, to bring focus to women’s economic opportunities in the nation. The visit is in conjunction with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. On her first day in the country, the Crown Princess visited the Barisal district which is impacted by floods and storms each year thanks to climate change. She met … Continue reading

Victoria The Weather Girl: Royal Couple Visit Sveriges Television Newsrooms

  April 6, 2017 at 3:34 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel

During a visit to SVT’s newsrooms in Stockholm, Crown Princess Victoria tried her hand at a different occupation – weather presenter. Victoria – who was visiting SVT with husband Prince Daniel to “gain insight into the mission of SVT…and how Swedish people are kept informed” – stepped in front of the green screen and went through a weather report. SVT’s CEO Hanna Stjärne gave the Crown Princess Couple a tour … Continue reading

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