New Home Defence Colours Presented by Queen Margrethe

  May 2, 2017 at 10:21 am by

Queen Margrethe

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark presented two Home Defence units with their new colours on Tuesday in Skive and Copenhagen. The Landsdelsregion Vest, which was recently formed by the merged of the North and Central Jutland and Funen, South and South Jutland district units, and the Landsdelsregion Øst, recently renamed from Total Defence Region Zealand, both received their new colours in seperate ceremonies. During each ceremony, Queen Margrethe – in a sky blue overcoat … Continue reading

Queen Rania Joins In Hike To Dana Village

  May 1, 2017 at 5:32 pm by

Queen Rania

Jordan’s Queen Rania joined a group of hikers walking through the village of Dana, in the central-west of the country, on Monday. The hike is part of the Thru Hike 2017 organised by the Jordan Trail Association. After arriving in the village, the Queen spoke with members of the local community about the different projects they are doing to improve tourism to the area. The Jordan Trail’s purpose is to “unveil … Continue reading

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at Age Two

  May 1, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

A new photograph of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge has been released by Kensington Palace ahead of her second birthday tomorrow, May 2. The photo – showing Charlotte wearing a yellow knitted cardigan with a blue sheep print – was taken last month by the Duchess of Cambridge in the grounds of the family’s home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall. Princess Charlotte is the younger child and only daughter of the Duke and … Continue reading

King Carl Gustaf Celebrates 71st Birthday

  April 30, 2017 at 3:20 pm by

King Carl Gustaf on his birthday with his family

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden turned seventy-one on April 30. There were official celebrations for his birthday at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The celebrations commenced with live music performed by the Swedish Marines, followed by the traditional salute at the Skeppsholmen. Children handed King Carl Gustaf flowers as he came out to the outer courtyard. Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Prince Oscar, Prince Carl … Continue reading

New Polls Illustrate Public Support of Danish, Dutch, Swedish Monarchies

  April 30, 2017 at 8:09 am by

Piechart

The results of a series of polls taken recently were released this week in Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden on various aspects of their respective monarchies. In Denmark, a Gallup poll commissioned by BT asked over 1,100 Danes which member of the royal family they felt represented Denmark the best. Crown Princess Mary received the highest average ranking, a 4.52 out of 5. “She does not have any weak points. … Continue reading

New Photos of Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti To Celebrate 12th Birthday

  April 30, 2017 at 6:42 am by

Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti of Thailand

A series of new photographs of Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, the youngest son of King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand, has been released by the King to mark the Prince’s twelfth birthday. They show the Prince partaking in a number of different sports alongside his father. Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti was born on April 29, 2005 at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, the only child of the-then Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and his … Continue reading

Private Party Held For King Willem-Alexander At The Royal Mews

  April 30, 2017 at 6:17 am by

The King of the Netherlands and his family

A private birthday party for King Willem-Alexander’s 50th birthday was held last night at the Royal Mews at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. Two photographs of the King with Queen Máxima and their three daughters were released this morning by the RVD. Few photos of the royal guests attending the festivities were published, as many of them were homed in Noordeinde Palace for their stay. Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Palace of Versailles

  April 30, 2017 at 5:00 am by

The Palace of Versailles

The rear of the Palace at sunset Location: Versailles, Île-de-France, the French Republic Built: 1623, 1631-1634 (original hunting lodge); 1661-1715 (expansion) Architect: Philibert Le Roy (original); Louis Le Vau (expansion) Commissioned By: Louis XIII of France (original); Louis XIV of France (expansion) Style: French Baroque Rooms: 700 On The Palace Grounds: The Grand and Petit Trianons, Pavillon de la Lanterne, Royal Opera of Versailles Current Owner: Établissement public du château, du musée et du domaine national de Versailles for the French State Current Use: Tourist … Continue reading

A Civil Wedding In Amorbach Unites A Leiningen and A Prussian

  April 29, 2017 at 6:19 pm by

View the full image at Main-Echo

The civil wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand zu Leiningen and Viktoria Luise Prizessin von Preussen took place on the morning of Saturday April 29, at the refectory of the Leiningen family’s palace in Amorbach. Following the ceremony presided over by the Mayor of Amorbach, Peter Schmitt, a small reception was held for guests in the Palace’s Green Hall. Hereditary Prince Ferdinand is the elder son of Andreas, Prince of Leiningen and … Continue reading

Prince Harry At Army v Navy Rugby Match At Twickenham

  April 29, 2017 at 4:55 pm by

Prince Harry

On Saturday afternoon at Twickenham Stadium, Prince Harry was present as Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation at the 100th rugby union match between the British Army and the British Royal Navy senior teams. The Foundation was the benefiting charity of this year’s match. Prince Harry was able to meet the players of both teams ahead of kick-off, in which several Fijian players on the Army team knelt before the Prince in … Continue reading

Another Milestone Birthday: Infanta Sofía Turns Ten

  April 29, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Infanta Sofia of Spain

The younger daughter of the King and Queen of Spain, Infanta Sofía, today celebrates her tenth birthday. Sofía was born in the late afternoon of April 29, 2007 at Ruber International Hospital in Madrid when her parents were still the Prince and Princess of Asturias. She made her public debut five days later when she and her mother left hospital accompanied by her father and elder sister, Leonor. The Infanta was baptised … Continue reading

Princess Anne To Join Queen As Patron of British Horse Society

  April 29, 2017 at 12:33 am by

Princess Anne

The Princess Royal will join her mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as vice-patron of the British Horse Society, the charity announced on Friday. “We are delighted to have The Queen and The Princess Royal supporting The British Horse Society. The Princess Royal’s interest and support for all things equestrian is remarkable. We’re very excited about working with her,” the Chief Executive of the BHS, Lynn Petersen, said of the new appointment. … Continue reading

Ari Behn Unhurt After Car Accident

  April 28, 2017 at 11:14 pm by

Ari Behn

Ari Behn was involved in a car accident in Bærum on Friday morning, he confirmed on Instagram this evening. “Angels guard today. Unscathed from total crash,” reads Ari’s latest Instagram post. His car was driven into a ditch alongside a mountainous road in the area, after he apparently swerved to avoid another vehicle just before noon. A spokesperson for the Oslo Police District said that “a man in his 40s came away … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander Hosts Birthday Dinner For “Honorable Fellow-Year-Olds”

  April 28, 2017 at 10:06 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander

At the Royal Palace in Amsterdam on Friday evening, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima hosted a gala dinner for 150 Dutchmen and women who, like the King, celebrated a ’round’ birthday on April 27. The King and Queen – wearing a new purple and gold evening gown with floral embellishments from her go-to designer for important events, Jan Taminiau – first met with each of those attending before sitting down for … Continue reading

Close Ties: Maria Teresa and Isabel View Portuguese Exhibition in Luxembourg

  April 28, 2017 at 6:34 pm by

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and the Duchess of Braganca

The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg was joined by the Duchess of Bragança on Friday at the opening of a new exhibition at the National Museum of History and Art in Luxembourg City. Portugal – Drawing the World showcases over 150 pieces of art from several cultural institutions in Portugal on loan to the Luxembourg museum to “recount the long and fascinating journey of the almost nine century old country, still emerging from a process … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit Rik Wouters Exhibition

  April 28, 2017 at 7:30 am by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

Yesterday, Thursday April 27, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the exhibition “Rik Wouters. Retrospective” held at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels. The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp, shows a retrospective of the works made by the Belgian fauvist painter and sculptor Rik Wouters to mark the 100th anniversary of his death. The exhibition consists of more … Continue reading

Prince Christian of Hanover Engaged To Peruvian Girlfriend

  April 28, 2017 at 6:58 am by

Alessandra de Osma and Prince Christian of Hanover

Prince Christian of Hanover is engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Alessandra de Osma according to reports in the German media. The couple have been together since at least 2011, and live together in Madrid. The Prince is the younger son of Prince Ernst August V of Hanover and his first wife Chantal Hochuli. Ms de Osma comes from a wealthy Peruvian family, has studied law and worked as a model. Christian and … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: A Six-Year-Old Lady Helen

  April 28, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Lady Helen Taylor at 6

April 28, 1970: In a photo taken to mark her sixth birthday, Lady Helen Windsor (now Taylor) poses with her pet dog Casper. She is the only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent.

Queen Elizabeth II: Londoner of the Year 2017

  April 27, 2017 at 5:03 pm by

Prince Andrew

The London Press Club has named Queen Elizabeth II their ‘Londoner of the Year’ during their annual awards ceremony held today at the Corinthia Hotel. The Queen’s second son, the Duke of York, was present to accept the award on her behalf. “Her Majesty has presided over our second Great Elizabethan Age – and pulled off a task of extraordinary historical and constitutional importance…For on the one hand she has been a beacon … Continue reading

Thursday, Grey Day: Queen Letizia Attends Rare Diseases Congress

  April 27, 2017 at 3:36 pm by

Queen Letizia

A simple, chic grey ensemble from Carolina Herrera that was Queen Letizia’s choice for her visit to Valencia on Thursday for Fourth Rare Diseases Education Congress. The a-line skirted dress was paired with a matching cocoon coat from the designer, which features a purple lining to add some colour to the look. The Queen accessorised with a pair of chandelier earrings and snakeskin pumps. Queen Letizia attended the congress, which had … Continue reading

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