King Carl Gustaf’s 70th Birthday: Fashions at the Palace Banquet

  April 30, 2016 at 8:44 pm by

A photo of the royal guests at King Carl Gustaf of Sweden's 70th birthday

The culmination of the King of Sweden’s week-long 70th birthday celebrations was a black-tie dinner this evening at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. As it was a private dinner, only the arrivals and greetings by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia were broadcast and photographed, but this provided ample opportunities to observe the ladies’ gowns and tiara choices. And of course, a group photo of the King’s royal guests was … Continue reading

Baby Prince Oscar Makes His Debut During Balcony Appearance For Grandfather’s 70th Birthday

  April 30, 2016 at 9:38 am by

Prince Oscar with Crown Princess Victoria on the balcony for King Carl Gustaf's 70th birthday

Eight-week old Prince Oscar of Sweden made his public debut today during a balcony appearance to celebrate his grandfather, King Carl Gustaf’s, 70th birthday. Ahhhh, hier ist Prinz OSCAR!Er feiert mit seiner Mama Victoria #kungen70 Bilder & Video: https://t.co/yCclHR8Axz pic.twitter.com/B9N1NONpQ9 — dana press photo a/s (@danapress_news) April 30, 2016 The little Prince was snuggly wrapped in a blanket and beanie in his mother Crown Princess Victoria’s arms as the Swedish … Continue reading

King Carl Gustaf’s 70th Birthday: Te Deum Service

  April 30, 2016 at 6:50 am by

Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf

Today is King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden’s 70th birthday, and the day began this morning with a Te Deum service at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The King was joined by his immediate family and siblings for the service which was lead by the Chaplain to the King, Johan Dalman, and the Pastor of the Royal Court Parish, Michael Bjerkhagen, as well as a number of foreign royal … Continue reading

King Carl Gustaf’s 70th Birthday: Concert at the Nordic Museum

  April 29, 2016 at 8:47 pm by

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia

As part of his 70th birthday celebrations, King Carl Gustaf was honoured with a concert performed by the Royal Opera and the Stockholm Concert Hall at the Nordic Museum. The King and Queen arrived in a horse-drawn carriage, while the other guests – family, friends and small number of foreign royals – arrived by car. During the event, both King Carl Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria – who was looking fabulous in … Continue reading

Boom! Prince Harry’s Secret Weapon In Twitter Battle With The Obamas

  April 29, 2016 at 2:53 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry in a video to promote the Invictus Games

A my-country-is-better-than-your-country battle of words occurred today on Twitter, as Prince Harry and the Obamas engaged in some pre-Invictus Games ‘trash talk’. It began with Michelle Obama posting a video of her and President Barack telling the Prince he should have been “careful what he wished for” when he told them to ‘bring it’ at next week’s games in Orlando. Hey, @KensingtonRoyal! Are you ready for @InvictusOrlando? Game on. pic.twitter.com/S34KrEv5Is … Continue reading

Look Back: King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 60th Birthday

  April 29, 2016 at 10:24 am by

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While we already took a look at the king’s 40th and 50th birthdays, we still have one to go: his 60th. Fortunately the internet, the online royalty-watching community and TRF were already around in 2006. So if you want to know all the details, see all the photos and read all the verdicts about the dresses and jewels, you will enjoy this TRF-thread … all 31 pages of it. If … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Grace Kelly In New York To Honour Alfred Hitchcock

  April 29, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Grace Kelly with Alfred Hitchcock

April 29, 1974: Princess Grace of Monaco attends the Film Society of Lincoln Centre’s Gala Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock in New York City. Grace worked with the award-winning director on three films during her seven-year acting career: Dial M for Murder, Rear Window and To Catch A Thief.

William and Kate’s Fifth Wedding Anniversary

  April 29, 2016 at 9:00 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their wedding day

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary (doesn’t time simply fly?!). They were married on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey. To mark their half-decade as a married couple, here are five of the most memorable photographs from their wedding: Catherine Middleton arrives at Westminster Abbey, giving the first full look at her Alexander McQueen wedding gown, as her sister Pippa prepares her train A … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Makes Postponed Visit to Burkina Faso

  April 29, 2016 at 7:49 am by

Crown Princess Mary in Burkina Faso

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has spent two days in the West African country of Burkina Faso this week, learning about what is being done to promote women’s sexual and reproductive health. She was meant to make the back in January, but it was postponed due to the terrorist attack which occurred in the country’s capital right before the visit. On Wednesday, the Crown Princess began with a visit to a local … Continue reading

Princess Marie Anunciata Talks To Tory Birch

  April 29, 2016 at 7:25 am by

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Princess Marie Anunciata of Liechtenstein, the pretty eldest daughter of Prince Nicolaus of Liechtenstein and Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg gave an interview to the blog  Tory Daily of Tory Birtch, which focussed on tunics. The princess – who  works in modern art- spoke about her style. The purpose of the article was to highlight the ‘tunic’. According to the princess ‘it’s effortless, elegant and feminine all whilst being comfortable.’ She … Continue reading

King’s Day Leads To Online Bullying And A Sold-Out Dress

  April 29, 2016 at 7:04 am by

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As discussed here, the Dutch royal family celebrated the king’s birthday on April 27th in Zwolle. And as usual the Dutch newspapers and population have used yesterday and today to discuss their impressions of the day, which led to online bullying and a sold out dress. The three princesses were an utter delight. In previous years they were a bit more shy and in the background, staying close to their … Continue reading

Look Back: King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50th Birthday

  April 29, 2016 at 4:48 am by

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While we are eagerly waiting for the main festivities in Stockholm to start, let’s look back at Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50th birthday in 1996. The king and Queen decided to make it a gala event, which means: tiaras! The king had a good reason to celebrate his birthday in style: he had been voted ‘most popular man in Sweden’ for several years in a row and the support for the … Continue reading

The Dog-Lover Duchess Visits Small Animals Hospital

  April 28, 2016 at 5:12 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall meets with a furry friend during an animal hospital visit

She is well-known as a keen dog-lover so it made perfect sense the Duchess of Cornwall was all beaming smiles as she attended the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Queen Mother Hospital for Small Animals in Hatfield today. Camilla – wearing a favourite purple and green tartan skirt and jacket – was given a tour of the Hospital to see how funds provided by the Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust, … Continue reading

Whoops! Countess of Wessex Accidentally Sends Ball Flying Towards Photographers At Hockey Event

  April 28, 2016 at 4:29 pm by

The Countess of Wessex reacts after sending a ball flying past a pack of photographers during a visit to the English men's hockey team

The Countess of Wessex lined up to take aim at the goal net during a visit to the English men’s hockey team today at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, but unfortunately for her, her shot didn’t follow quite the course and instead went flying off to the side narrowly missing the pack of press photographers covering the event. As she watched where the ball ended up, Sophie’s hand flew to her … Continue reading

Royal Historical Event: The Death of Strongbow

  April 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm by

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On April 20th, 1176 Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke – who is more commonly known by his nickname ‘Strongbow’ – died in Dublin. Strongbow is best remembered for his pivotal role in the Norman Invasion of Ireland. It is believed that Richard de Clare was born around 1130 in Tonbridge, Kent and was the eldest son of Gilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Pembroke and Isabel de Beaumont. The de … Continue reading

Meet the In-Laws: Princess Alix Introduces Fiancé to Uncles

  April 28, 2016 at 11:51 am by

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Princess Alix de Ligne took her fiance Count Guillaume de Dampierre to São Paulo, Brazil to introduce him to her august uncles, Prince Dom Luiz of Brazil (77), chef of the Imperial family and Dom Bertrand (75), Prince Imperial. Also present were Princess Alix’ cousins, Prince Rafael of Brazil and Prince Pedro Alberto de Orleans-Bragança. Princess Alix and Count Guillaume will marry in two months in Belgium. They invited their … Continue reading

Royal Gathering in Monaco to Honour King Juan Carlos I

  April 28, 2016 at 11:29 am by

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On April 21st Don Alvaro de Orleans-Borbon organised a party in Monaco to honour his cousin, King Juan Carlos I of Spain. The event would have been largely unnoticed by the photo agencies and consequently the royal online community, were it not for prince Jean of France. The duke of Vendôme shared some photos of the event on his blog that were taken by David Nivière. Among the guests were … Continue reading

First Photos of the Newborn ‘Prince of Asturias’

  April 28, 2016 at 10:57 am by

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The duke and duchess of Parma have shared three photographs of their newborn son Carlos Enrique Leonard, who was born on April 24th at the Haga Juliana Birth Center in The Hague. The photos were taken at the home of the duke and duchess in The Hague. Apart from the photos, the duke and duchess also expressed their gratitude for the the excellent guidance and care of Dr. A.H. Feitema … Continue reading

Look Back: King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 40th Birthday

  April 28, 2016 at 10:38 am by

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While the Swedish king is looking forward to celebrate his 70th birthday in great style on saturday, it may be a nice moment to look back at his previous round birthdays. The first time the king celebrated his birthday in a big way was on April 30th 1986. Below is a group photo from the birthday party. The king and Queen of Sweden are flanked by king Olav V of … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Baptises a New Installation Vessel

  April 28, 2016 at 9:15 am by

Queen Mathilde at the baptism of the new vessel

Today, Thursday April 28, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians baptised a new dredging installation vessel, Vole Au Vent, in the port of Ostend in West-Flanders in the presence of the Governor of the West-Flanders, Carl Decaluwe and the State Secretary for Social Fraud, Privacy and the North Sea Bart Tommelein. Baptême navire d'installation 'Vole au Vent' de #JanDeNul pour la construction d'éoliennes #énergieéolienne #Ostende pic.twitter.com/QtWUnNA3kx — Belgian Royal Palace … Continue reading

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