How Grand! Queen Elizabeth Wins A Tesco Voucher At Royal Windsor Horse Show

  May 12, 2016 at 7:52 pm by

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Britain’s 90-year-old monarch was all giggles earlier today as she won a £50 Tesco voucher during the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The voucher – which put a smile on Queen Elizabeth’s face as she firmly clutched it in her hand – was part of her prize as the owner of the first place runner in the Tattersalls & RoR Thoroughbred Ridden Show, Barber’s Shop. Also amongst the Queen’s winnings was £70 … Continue reading

A Trio of Royal Ladies Help Barnardo’s Celebrate 150 Years

  May 12, 2016 at 7:27 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall (C) with Princess Alexander (L) and the Duchess of Gloucester (R) celebrate Barnardo's 150th

Charity organisation Barnardo’s has celebrated its 150th anniversary with a special garden party at Buckingham Palace that was attended by the Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Alexandra of Kent and the Duchess of Gloucester. https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/730788715073839108 The three ladies all looked fabulous in their shades of pink and blue as they mingled with guests that were made up of Barnado’s staff, volunteers and supporters. Amongst them was couturier Bruce Oldfield, who is vice-president … Continue reading

Crown Prince Frederik Opens Mario Testino Exhibition in Copenhagen

  May 12, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Mario Testino

The first ever Mario Testino exhibition was opened in Denmark today, and it made sense for Crown Prince Frederik to do the honours as two previously unseen portraits of himself and his wife taken by the famed photographer are part of the ‘No Limits’ exhibition. Crown Prince Frederik viewing portraits of himself and Crown Princess Mary at "No Limits" by Mario Testino. pic.twitter.com/dynkevEUtF — Scandinavian Royals. (@crownprincely) May 12, 2016 … Continue reading

William Helps To Launch Male Suicide Prevention Program

  May 12, 2016 at 5:37 pm by

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The Duke of Cambridge today helped to launch a new coalition between emergency services and the transport industry to help prevent male suicide in the UK. He met with workers and volunteers from several organisations – including National Rail, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and British Transport Police – during a roundtable discussion arranged by CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) at the London headquarters of Unilever, where they discussed what can be … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander Visits Dutch Troops in Jordan

  May 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm by

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Today, Thursday May 12, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander paid an unannounced visit to the Dutch troops in Jordan. The brief visit in Jordan began with a meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II. Afterwards the King visited the operations area accompanied by the General Tom Middendorp, Commander of the Armed Forces. About 200 Dutch soldiers are active in the Air Force Middle East operations as part of the fight against ISIS … Continue reading

A Visit from Japan to Italy…and The Vatican!

  May 12, 2016 at 11:21 am by

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Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan are currently on a week-long official visit to Italy to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Japan and Italy. The Imperial couple set off from Haneda airport on Tuesday and, upon their arrival the next day, were greeted by the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the Palazzo Chigi. For the occasion, Princess Kiko wore … Continue reading

Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia Has Passed Away

  May 12, 2016 at 10:54 am by

Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia (1924-2016)

It has been announced that Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, a cousin of the current head of the House of Karađorđević, died early this morning at his home in Paris, aged 91. The Prince was born in 1924 in England, the eldest son of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia and Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark (making him a first cousin of the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra and Prince Michael). He married … Continue reading

Cigarette Reduces Schloss Ebenzweier To Ashes

  May 12, 2016 at 9:33 am by

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Schloss Ebenzweier in Altmünster, Austria, has burnt down on monday. A burning cigarette that was thrown into the castle’s rose garden is the most likely cause of the fire. The castle’s history goes back to 1292. In 1830 it was sold to Archduke Maximilian Joseph of Austria-Este. After his death in 1863  the castle was inherited by his niece Archduchess Maria Theresia. In 1891 she sold the castle to Prince … Continue reading

On This Day: Death of Princess Friedrich Karl of Prussia

  May 12, 2016 at 8:33 am by

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On this day in 1906 Princess Friedrich-Karl of Prussia -mother of the Duchess of Connaught- died of a stroke at Friederoda in Germany. The princess was born as Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau in 1837. She was the daughter of Duke Leopold IV of Anhalt and Princess Frederica Wilhelmina of Prussia. In 1854 she married her second cousin, Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, son of Prince Karl of Prussia and … Continue reading

‘Special Guests’ Join Prince Harry At Invictus Games

  May 12, 2016 at 3:58 am by

Prince Harry with Jill Biden at the Invictus Games

Prince Harry was joined by a number of special guests at the Invictus Games yesterday, as US Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill at the finals of the wheelchair rugby. The trio watched as the USA defeated Denmark in the gold medal match (earlier, Britain defeated Australia in the bronze game). They then presented the teams with their medals, Harry kissing the head of one of the American … Continue reading

Frederik & Mary Host Sustainable Fashion Dinner

  May 12, 2016 at 3:35 am by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary

Last night, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark hosted a dinner for attendees of this week’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit at their apartment in Amalienborg. Among those who attended were the Danish Foreign Minister, Kristian Jensen, the President and First Lady of Honduras, fashion photographer Mario Testino (whose portrait of the Crown Prince Couple will be revealed later today during an exhibition at GL Strand) and model Amber … Continue reading

Princess Charlene Launches Water Safety Protection In Santa Monica

  May 12, 2016 at 1:50 am by

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Princess Charlene of Monaco got into the pool on Wednesday with over 40 boys and girls to teach them how to swim and practice water safety as part of her launching The Princess Charlene Foundation-USA in the USA, in the Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation’s Challenge. Embed from Getty Images The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation-USA Official Launch The event took place at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Participating along with … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Brings Her Family to Her Book Launch

  May 12, 2016 at 1:48 am by

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Yesterday, Wednesday May 11, Princess Laurentien presented a a new book. The princess co-authored the book with  Jeroen Smit, a Dutch journalist and Professor of Journalism at the University of Groningen.The Princess was accompanied by her husband, Prince Constantijn and their three children: Eloise, Claus-Casimir and Leonore. In the book, titled “Nog lang en gelukkig”, “Happily ever after”, Princess Laurentien and Jeroen Smit talked with several leaders about their dilemmas, … Continue reading

Taking a leaf out of Mr Cameron’s book? Queen Calls Chinese Officials “Very Rude”

  May 12, 2016 at 1:38 am by

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So after The Queen’s birthday event with dignitaries yesterday morning, we were treated to the first Garden Party of 2016 at Buckingham Palace. However it seems that Mr Cameron’s earlier faux pas may have rubbed off on The Queen when she was overheard commenting on the rudeness of the Chinese dignitaries during their visit last year. When meeting Lucy D’Orsi, the police officer who had been in charge of operations … Continue reading

Visit Noordeinde Palace … With Google

  May 11, 2016 at 11:10 am by

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Good news for those of you who want to take a peek inside a royal palace: Noordeinde Palace in The Hague can now be visited with the help of Google Street View. The Stable Department and the Royal Archives can also be viewed. It is not the first palace of the Dutch king that can be visited online. Huis ten Bosch palace and the royal palace in Amsterdam were already … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen Share Three Events In One Day

  May 11, 2016 at 10:55 am by

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A busy day for the king and queen of Belgium. Together with their son they participated in three seperate events. In the morning King Philippe I and Queen Mathilde received school directors from Brussels in the royal palace to talk about the challenges, tools and prospects of Belgian education. Réunion de travail avec des directeurs d'écoles sur l'#enseignement à #Bruxelles: défis, outils et perspectives pic.twitter.com/nMLWBGQLzK — Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) … Continue reading

Orange-Clad Máxima Attends Climate Conference

  May 11, 2016 at 9:54 am by

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As Special Advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, today Wednesday May 11, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was present at the international climate conference “Adaptation Futures 2016” at the World Trade Center in Rotterdam. Adaptation Futures is a biennial meeting of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA). This year the European Commission and the Netherlands are co-host of the … Continue reading

Rain Doesn’t Dampen the Windsors’ Spirits For Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

  May 11, 2016 at 4:11 am by

Queen Elizabeth

The dour weather in London yesterday afternoon didn’t dampen any spirits as a garden party was hosted at Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were accompanied by the Duke of York, the Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra of Kent for the party, all bringing out the umbrellas with them as they mingled with guests. During the event, the Queen was … Continue reading

Was It Something I Said? David Cameron’s Blunder In Front of Queen

  May 11, 2016 at 4:00 am by

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Yesterday, Queen Elizabeth II hosted a reception for UK Parliament representatives on the occasion of her 90th birthday. In attendance were Prime Minister David Cameron, Speaker of the House John Bercow, Leader of the House Chris Grayling and The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Whilst being led round the room by the Speaker of the House Her Majesty stumbles upon Mr Cameron and Chris Grayling, “the great axis of powers”. Mr Cameron … Continue reading

First Photo of Princess Gloria

  May 11, 2016 at 3:49 am by

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Prince Jaime and Princess Viktória of Bourbon-Parma, count and countess of Bardi have shared a first photo of their newborn daughter Gloria Irene. The baby was born in Rome yesterday and weighs 3355 grams. It is the second daughter of the prince and princess. In 2014 they already became the proud parents of Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma. Princess Gloria is the 10th grandchild and 7th granddaughter of Princess Irene of … Continue reading

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