William, Kate and Harry Open The Global Academy

  April 20, 2017 at 8:42 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry

The Global Academy in Hayes, west London was officially opened this morning by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The Academy has been designed to provide practical skills education to teenagers who are looking at a career in the media. William, Kate and Harry spent time being shown the different classrooms in the Academy and speaking with students about their passions, the skills they are learning at … Continue reading

Cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Set For October 26

  April 20, 2017 at 7:57 am by

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

The cremation and funeral rites of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand will take place on October 26, a Thai government official has confirmed. Five days of funeral rites will take place around the cremation date, in accordance with Thai royal tradition. The cremation will take place a little over a year after the late King’s death. The funeral pyre that will be used in the ceremony has been under construction for … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria in Japan, Day Three

  April 20, 2017 at 7:25 am by

Crown Princess Victoria

Following the Spanish King and Queen’s footsteps, it was Crown Princess Victoria’s turn to meet a robot today on the third day of her visit to Japan. The Princess appeared delighted to meet with Pepper during a fika at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo. “I’m sorry but I’m not smart enough to answer to your question. I’m going to study hard to be able to answer to your question on the next … Continue reading

Tatiana Santo Domingo To Show Fashion Brand At Monte-Carlo Fashion Week

  April 20, 2017 at 6:32 am by

Tatiana Casiraghi

Muzungu Sisters, the fashion brand co-founded by Tatiana Santo Domingo, will make its fashion show debut during Monte-Carlo Fashion Week this coming June. The President of the Chambre Monegasque de la Mode, Federica Nardoni Spinetta, said she was “honoured” to have the brand participate in the Fashion Week (which Princess Charlene of Monaco is High Patroness of), describing them as “real supporters of ethical fashion”. The brand was started in … Continue reading

A New Embassy for Bangladesh in Bhutan!

  April 20, 2017 at 5:24 am by

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His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck granted an audience this week to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, who has been on a three-day official visit to Bhutan this week. Her Excellency arrived at Paro Airport on Tuesday and was greeted by Bhutan’s Prime Minister, His Excellency Lyonchhen Ushering Tobgay.  On arrival in Bhutan’s capital, Thimpu, the visiting Prime Minister was then met by members of … Continue reading

Countess of Wessex Visits St Mary’s College

  April 19, 2017 at 5:38 pm by

The Countess of Wessex

St Mary’s School and College in Bexhill, East Sussex received a visit from their patron, the Countess of Wessex, on Wednesday. The Countess made the visit to officially open the school’s Aspire Vocational Centre, a ‘shopping mall’ the school has created to provide its students – who have special needs – real-life situations that will help improve their academic, employment and social skills. Sophie spent time meeting students after the … Continue reading

“Smash It!” Harry’s Message of Support for London Marathon Runners

  April 19, 2017 at 10:38 am by

Prince Harry's message for London Marathon runners

Prince Harry this morning encouraged participants in this year’s London Marathon to “smash it” as he opened the 2017 London Marathon Expo at the ExCeL Centre in London’s Docklands. He wrote his message of support on the encouragement wall, after having the assistance of 5-year-old Mellisa Howse to cut the ribbon allowing runners to enter the Expo and collect their race numbers and goodies. A dozen runners were given their … Continue reading

Prince William Presents Honours To Victoria Beckham, Jessica Ennis-Hill

  April 19, 2017 at 10:21 am by

The Duke of Cambridge and Victoria Beckham

The Duke of Cambridge presided over today’s investiture at Buckingham Palace, where he presented Victoria Beckham and dual Olympic medalist Jessica Ennis-Hill with honours. Fashion designer Victoria was made an Officer of Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to the fashion industry, while heptathlete Jessica was made a Dame Commander of the same order for services to athletics (she was made a Member in 2011, which was upgraded to … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria in Japan, Day Two

  April 19, 2017 at 10:04 am by

Crown Princess Victoria

The Swedish Crown Princess has continued her working visit to Japan focusing on the sustainability of the world’s oceans today, April 19. Victoria began her day with a visit to a store from the AEON retail chain, which sells both produce and homewares. The purpose behind the store visit was to learn about their sustainability practices in regards to the seafood they sell – the company is aiming to have … Continue reading

King of Swaziland Wants To Ban Divorce

  April 19, 2017 at 7:34 am by

King Mswati III of Swaziland

Swaziland’s King Mswati III has voiced his desire to have divorce banned in his country, The Times of Swaziland reports. “In our culture, once you marry, there is no turning back,” the 49-year-old King – who has fifteen wives – is reported to have told the country’s religious leaders during an Easter service at the weekend, whom he asked to “inform citizens that there will be no pulling out from marriage, once it takes … Continue reading

Look Who’s One! Prince Alexander of Sweden Celebrates First Birthday

  April 19, 2017 at 4:49 am by

Prince Alexander

New photos have been released by the Swedish Royal Court to celebrate Prince Alexander’s first birthday today. Two photos show the young Prince by himself, in one opening a birthday gift. The final photo of the series shows Alexander with his parents, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia. Prince Alexander, currently fifth in line to the throne, will have to learn to share his parents later this year, when his … Continue reading

Black and White Chic: Queen Letizia Presents Children and Youth Literature Prizes

  April 18, 2017 at 5:08 pm by

Queen Letizia

The Queen of Spain was present on April 18 at the 33rd Annual SM Children and Youth Literature Awards at the Real Casa de Correos in Madrid. Wearing a simple black and white combination with her hair in loose waves, Queen Letizia awarded the ‘Grand Angular’ Prize to Fátima Embark Ali and María Mercedes Murillo and the ‘El Barco de Vapor’ Prize to Roberto Aliaga Sánchez.  She gave a brief speech during the … Continue reading

Yum, Yum: Prince Henrik Opens Aarhus Tenure As European Gastronomy Region 2017

  April 18, 2017 at 2:38 pm by

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Prince Henrik of Denmark was in Aarhus on Tuesday where he officially opened the Aarhus-Midtjylland region’s time as a European Gastronomy Region 2017. The Prince was given the opportunity to try the ‘flavours of the future’ during the opening hosted at the Michelen-star restaurant Frederikshøj Inn. He tasted meals created by six of Midtjylland’s best restaurants, before making his way through several food stalls set up by other restaurants from the region – … Continue reading

Prince Albert Visits Site of the Second Battle of the Aisne

  April 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm by

Prince Albert

On Tuesday April 18, the Sovereign Prince of Monaco visit part of the site of the Second Battle of the Aisne, one of the many battles of the First World War. It was fought along France’s Chemin des Dames in April-May 1917. Prince Albert, whose great-grandfather Louis II of Monaco fought in the battle, visited the battle’s memorial, where he saw different artefacts connected to the conflict.

Princess Eugenie Promoted To The Director of London Art Gallery She Works In

  April 18, 2017 at 12:31 pm by

Princess Eugenie

Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York’s youngest daughter, Princess Eugenie just got a job promotion at the art gallery she works in, in London. The 27 year old Princess joined Hauser & Wirth contemporary art gallery in 2015 as an Associate Director has been promoted to The Director of the gallery. A source speaking to The Daily Mail’s Sebastian Shakespeare, “Eugenie is working hard and doing a good job, … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla To Visit Canada For 150th Anniversary

  April 18, 2017 at 10:08 am by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

Clarence House has today confirmed that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be the Queen’s representatives at the official celebrations of the Canadian Confederation’s 150th anniversary in the middle of this year. Prince Charles and Camilla will visit Canada – specifically Ontario, Nunavut and the Capital Region – between June 29 and July 1. The couple were long believed to be the members of the Royal … Continue reading

Spanish State Visit to the UK: Another Postponement?

  April 18, 2017 at 9:16 am by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

The long-awaited state visit by King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain to the United Kingdom is in jeopardy once again, after the British Prime Minister this morning announced a snap general election to be held on June 8 – the last day of the scheduled state visit. While the election needs to be approved by parliament, it is unlikely to be knocked back. This would mean that the Spanish … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria Begins Japanese Visit With Imperial Audience

  April 18, 2017 at 8:58 am by

Crown Princess Victoria and Emperor Akihito

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria has started a working visit to Japan today, in her role as an advocate of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. She spent time at the Tokyo Imperial Palace this afternoon having lunch and a private audience with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Over the next few days, Victoria will have a number of engagements related to sustainable fishing practices. The Crown Princess looked stunning in the … Continue reading

Prince William Talks Mental Health With Lady Gaga

  April 18, 2017 at 8:23 am by

Prince William

As part of the Heads Together campaign to end the stigma surrounding mental health, a video was released today by Kensington Palace of the Duke of Cambridge’s video chat with pop star Lady Gaga. The duo spoke about mental health and how important it is to encourage people from all walks of life to feel comfortable with talking to others about their mental health, for their own wellbeing. “It’s the … Continue reading

On This Day: A Future Greek Queen Is Born

  April 18, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Queen Frederica

One century ago, a baby Princess was born in the German town of Blankenburg am Harz to the Duke and Duchess of Brunswick. She was named Frederica, and forty years later, would become the Queen Consort of the Hellenes. Princess Frederica, whose full name was Friederike Luise Thyra Victoria Margarita Sophia Olga Cecilia Isabella Christa, was the only daughter of Ernst August, Duke of Brunswick and Head of the House of Hanover, and his … Continue reading

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