Marriage Certificate of Napoleon and Joséphine Up For Auction

  January 26, 2016 at 6:15 am by

Napoleon crowns his wife Josephine during their coronation in 1804

French auction house Osenat has announced that a lot in one of their upcoming auctions is the religious marriage certificate of Napoleon Bonaparte and his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais. The certificate, demanded by Pope Pius VII in order for him to attend the coronation of Napoleon in December 1804 (until then the couple had only had a civil service, not a Catholic marriage ceremony), is part of the collection of American billionaire Christopher … Continue reading

Fergie’s Latest Venture: A Book On Tea

  January 25, 2016 at 8:14 pm by

Sarah, Duchess of York at a gala earlier this month

It is being reported that Sarah, Duchess of York is embarking on another new venture: she is due to author a book on the art of tea with American publisher Abrams. Tea And Gratitude With The Duchess will be published in 2017, according to The Daily Mail, and will instruct readers on “brewing and serving the perfect cup of tea” as well as how to “set the perfect table and throw a tea … Continue reading

Swathed in Blue, Sofia Joins Husband At Swedish Sports Gala

  January 25, 2016 at 7:08 pm by

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip attend the Sports Gala at the Ericsson Globe; 25-01-2016

A pregnant Princess Sofia and her husband Prince Carl Philip walked the red carpet at the Swedish Sports Gala this evening, where the Prince later presented the Jerring Prize to swimmer Sarah Sjöström. Embed from Getty Images Sofia wore a midnight blue evening gown from the brand Greta, that featured a Peter Pan collar and a bow around the waist, which only accentuated her pregnant stomach. She accessorised with a pair … Continue reading

790Million€ Transport Project Launched by Morocco’s King

  January 25, 2016 at 6:52 pm by

King Mohammed VI launches a new transportation project in Casablanca; 25-01-2016

The King of Morocco today announced a 790million€ transportation project for Casablanca that will see its tram and road networks expanded. King Mohammed VI launched the project on a visit to Aïn Sebaâ – Hay Mohammadi. He has a “constant will” to improve the conditions of the economic capital of his country. According to Agence Marocaine de Presse, the project will bring Casablanca’s transport system “in line with international standards”.

“We Have Lost A Friend” – William and Harry Mourn Explorer Henry Worsley

  January 25, 2016 at 8:48 am by

Prince William and Henry Worsley in October 2015

Kensington Palace has released a statement from the Duke of Cambridge on the death British explorer Henry Worsley, who was attempting to become the first individual to cross Antarctica unaided. “Harry and I are very sad to hear of the loss of Henry Worsley. He was a man who showed great courage and determination and we are incredibly proud to be associated with him…We have lost a friend, but he will remain … Continue reading

Black and White with a Stripe – Victoria Visits Viksjö School

  January 25, 2016 at 7:19 am by

Crown Princess Victoria attends a lecture by Holocaust survivor Emerich Roth; 25-01-2016

Crown Princess Victoria today attended a lecture by Emerich Roth, a Holocaust survivor, at Viksjö School in Järfälla. The purpose of the visit was to highlight Peace Week, and the Crown Princess and Mr Roth – a Czechoslovakian who survived numerous concentration camps before migrating to Sweden in 1950 – were shown exhibits the school’s students created on the themes of peace and democracy. Victoria, who is due to give birth … Continue reading

Snow Princess Athena Turns Four With A Smile

  January 24, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Princess Athena of Denmark, age 4

Denmark’s youngest Princess, Athena, today celebrated her fourth birthday and the Royal Court released two new photographs to mark the occasion. They show the Princess and her brother Prince Henrik frolicking in the snow earlier this month. In an individual portrait, Athena smiles a cheeky grin at the camera – behind which stands photograph Steen Brogaard – dressed in a pink snowsuit. What a cheeky grin! Denmark's Princess Athena turned … Continue reading

Princess Caroline Becomes Commander of Arts and Letters

  January 23, 2016 at 10:45 am by

Princess Caroline wearing her new insignia for the Order of Arts and Letters

This past Thursday, Princess Caroline of Hanover was presented with the insignia of a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in a reception at the Prince’s Palace. France’s Minister of Culture and Communication, Fleur Pellerin, presented the Princess with the award that recognises her work in the fields of art and literature. A lovely Birthday Present! Thursday, Princess Caroline of Monaco received insignia of Commander of Arts & Letters pic.twitter.com/3BcHsPsuQh — … Continue reading

Joachim and Marie Visit Iceland

  January 23, 2016 at 4:05 am by

Princess Marie and Prince Joachim attend a dinner to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Danish-Icelandic Society in Reykjavik; 21-01-2016

Denmark’s Prince Joachim and Princess Marie have spent two days in Iceland this week, to celebrate 100 years of the Danish-Icelandic Society. The couple arrived on Thursday evening, where they were welcomed with a reception by the Society at Nordic House in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. #PrinceJoachim & #PrincessMarie are currently on Iceland for the 100th anniversary of the Danish-Icelandic Society. pic.twitter.com/hIT6l8B5Gd — Tesouras&Tiaras (@TesourasTiaras) January 22, 2016 On Friday, it … Continue reading

Japan’s Princess Mako Graduates from Leicester University

  January 23, 2016 at 1:47 am by

Princess Mako during her graduation ceremony at Leicester University; 20-01-2016

Princess Mako of Akishino graduated from Leicester University with a postgraduate degree in museum studies on Wednesday. The Princess, who spent a year in Leicester for her studies incognito, said that she had had a “fruitful year” and hoped to “apply what I have learned at postgraduate school in the future.” She also thanked the university for providing the “opportunity to pursue my studies in such a favourable environment.” Mako, the … Continue reading

Belgian and Dutch Royals Attend EU Presidency Concert

  January 22, 2016 at 7:33 pm by

The Royal Couples of Belgium and the Netherlands at a concert to mark the beginning of the Dutch Presidency of the European Union Council; 22-01-2016

On the occasion of the start of the Dutch Presidency of the European Union, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium along with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands attended on Friday the official opening concert. The concert, held at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, was performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra that was led by the Swedish conductor Herbert Blomstedt. They played compositions by Wagner Prelude and … Continue reading

Princess Sofia Presents Sophiahemmet Graduation Brooches

  January 21, 2016 at 11:30 am by

Princess Sofia hands out traditional brooches at the Sophiahemmet graduation ceremony; 21-01-2016

Princess Sofia today was present at the graduation ceremony of the Sophiahemmet, for the nurses of the organisation who have completed their training, at Stockholm’s City Hall. The pregnant Princess, who is due in April, handed out the traditional brooches given to all the ‘Sophia Sisters’. The Sophiahemmet was founded in 1889 by Queen Sofia who saw how Florence Nightingale was implementing new methods of caring for patients during a visit … Continue reading

Bhutan’s King and Queen Looking Forward To Son’s Birth

  January 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm by

King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan

The King and Queen of Bhutan released a new photograph of themselves today, celebrating the first snowfall of the year. “Their Majesties, with a wonderful snow-covered Tashichhodzong in the background. Thimphu woke up to a beautiful white morning, the first snowfall of the year, today,” the photograph is captioned on King Jigme Khesar’s official Facebook page. The message also includes a note about Queen Jetsun Pema’s pregnancy – she is … Continue reading

Second Daughter for Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor

  January 20, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor

Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor have welcomed their second daughter it was announced today. Isabella Alexandra May was born just before midnight on January 16 and weighed 3061grams. She has an elder sister, Maud, born in 2013. The member of the extended Windsor clan is 48th in line for the throne. Embed from Getty Images Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, February 2015

Charlotte Casiraghi In Geneva

  January 20, 2016 at 2:52 am by

Charlotte Casiraghi

Charlotte Casiraghi, Montblanc Brand Ambassador attended the 26th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Switzerland. Embed from Getty Images Dressed in a grey sleeved dress, Charlotte attended a press conference along with Gwei Lun Mei and Hugh Jackman who are also Montblanc Brand Ambassadors. They also got an exclusive viewing of the brands latest creations during the exhibition. In the evening, Charlotte Casiraghi attend the Montblanc … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria Attends The Agenda 2030 Conference

  January 19, 2016 at 7:30 am by

Click to view full image on www.expressen.se

Crown Princess Victoria attended the conference titled “Agenda 2030 – Sweden’s efforts to achieve the global objectives of sustainable development” in Stockholm. Attending the conference along side The Crown Princess was Prime Minister Stephen Löfven. During the conference, a video was watched where the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson spoke about Sweden’s role. At the UN World Summit on September 25, 2015, Crown Princess Victoria was chosen with 16 other … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Appointed As Advocate For Sustainable Development

  January 19, 2016 at 6:32 am by

Queen Mathilde

The Belgian Royal Palace has announced today that Her Majesty Queen Mathilde was appointed as member of the Advocacy Group for Sustainable Development (Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs) by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon. The group consists of 15 eminent personalities that will help the Organization of the United Nations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Last September, the United Nations Member States adopted … Continue reading

Norway Celebrates King Harald’s Silver Jubilee

  January 17, 2016 at 7:42 pm by

King Harald during his silver jubilee celebrations; 17-01-2016

Norway’s King Harald V has celebrated his silver jubilee today with a series of events in Oslo. The day began with a church service in the Palace Chapel, which the entire royal family attended, as did their guests from overseas: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. Bishop Helga Haugland Byfuglien, the President of the Norwegian Church, officiated the service and Princess … Continue reading

New Portraits Ahead of King Harald’s 25th Anniversary

  January 15, 2016 at 8:02 pm by

Three generations: King Harald V, Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway

The Royal Court of Norway has released a series of new portraits of the Royal Family, to mark the 25th anniversary of King Harald V taking the throne in January 1991. Among the portraits are individual shots of the King, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, as well as couple shots. The photos were taken by Jørgen Gomnæs at the Royal Palace. Princess Ingrid Alexandra features in a … Continue reading

On This Day: Death of Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho

  January 15, 2016 at 8:00 am by

King Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of King Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho, the country’s first monarch. Moshoeshoe was born in May 1938, the eldest son of Seeiso, the paramount chief of Basutoland, as Lesotho was known as prior to achieving independence from the United Kingdom in 1966. He was educated in his home country and in England. Embed from Getty Images King Moshoeshoe II as a young man … Continue reading

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