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

King Maha Vajiralongkorn Signs New Constitution

  April 6, 2017 at 11:50 am by

King Maha Vajiralongkorn

In an elaborate ceremony in the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall on Thursday, King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand signed the 20th Thai Constitution. The new constitution sets into motion general elections to be held no later than October 2018, but also strengthens the political influence of the military as the constitution states that future governments must “follow the military’s 20-year development plan”. An August 2016 referendum gave approval to the new constitution, … Continue reading

Twenty Years of The Spanish Geographical Society Celebrated With Queen Sofia

  April 6, 2017 at 11:11 am by

Queen Sofia

Queen Sofia of Spain has attended the Spanish Geographical Society’s annual awards ceremony on Thursday at the Mutua Madrileña Auditorium in Madrid. The ceremony was also used to celebrate the Society’s twentieth anniversary. The Queen – wearing a simple navy blue dress and blazer with a set of colourful jewels – helped present awards in the categories of photography, travel, research, communication and innovation, as well as the overall ‘Spanish Geographical Society … Continue reading

The Princess Royal on Visit to Ghana To Mark 60 Years of Independence

  April 6, 2017 at 6:22 am by

Princess Anne

This year the Republic of Ghana celebrates sixty years of independence from the United Kingdom. To mark the anniversary year, the Princess Royal has spent two days this week in the country. Arriving in Accra on April 4, the Princess began her visit with an audience with the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, at Flagstaff House. She then visited the Commonwealth War Graves at Christiansborg War Cemetery and laid a wreath in honour of fallen … Continue reading

Crown Prince Haakon in Liberia

  April 6, 2017 at 5:45 am by

Crown Prince Haakon

The Crown Prince of Norway has been in the west African country of Liberia this week in his role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nation’s Development Program. Prince Haakon spent much of his four-day visit in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. He visited the Fish Market where he met with women and individuals working to promote peace and equality in the country. The following day, Haakon spoke with survivors … Continue reading

Spanish Monarchs Begin State Visit to Japan

  April 5, 2017 at 8:13 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain and the Emperor of Japan

The King and Queen of Spain officially began their state visit to Japan on Wednesday, with a traditional welcoming at the Tokyo Imperial Palace by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were also present at the welcoming. In the afternoon, King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited the National Museum of Science and Innovation to see projects that have been … Continue reading

Abdullah II and Rania of Jordan at the White House

  April 5, 2017 at 4:40 pm by

The Jordanian King and Queen with the US President and First Lady

Jordan’s King Abdulah II and Queen Rania visited the White House on Wednesday. Upon their arrival to the residence gate, the couple were welcomed by President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. After posing for photos, the couples moved to the Oval Office and held brief talks. Queen Rania and the First Lady joined their husbands during the official press conference held following the two leaders. During the conference, both the King and President Trump delivered remarks … Continue reading

Hola Panda! Queen Sofia Visits Madrid Zoo Aquarium’s Newest Panda Cub

  April 5, 2017 at 2:44 pm by

Queen Sofia

Queen Sofia of Spain stopped in the Madrid Zoo Aquarium on Wednesday where she saw the zoo’s newest panda cub, Chulina, on her first walk outside of her pagoda habitat. Chulina is the first female giant panda that had been born at the Zoo. She was born last August and has remained kept inside the panda enclosure’s pagoda away from the public for the first formative months of her life. … Continue reading

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