Swedish Royals Celebrate Crown Princess Victoria’s 40th Birthday

  July 14, 2017 at 7:11 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria

On July 14th, celebrations were held in Stockholm for Crown Princess Victoria’s fortieth birthday. The celebrations started with a Te Deum at the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Afterwards, Crown Princess Victoria and her family received their guests and then gathered for a family photo inside the palace. Afterwards, Crown Princess Victoria and her family rode in a carriage though the city whilst the rest of the … Continue reading

Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Day Three

  July 14, 2017 at 3:55 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain concluded their three-day state visit to the United Kingdom on Friday. The Spanish monarchs were farewelled from Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh with warm kisses and hugs; before they travelled to the Francis Crick Institute for a tour of the facilities – including Europe’s largest individual biomedical laboratory – with the Duke of York.  From there, the … Continue reading

The Crown Princess of Sweden At Forty: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  July 14, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden today celebrates her milestone fortieth birthday, and a day of celebrations is planned in Stockholm and Öland. To mark the day, let’s take a look at her five best fashion moments! 5. In September 2016, the Crown Princess wore a salmon-toned Guipure lace Elie Saab midi dress to the christening of her nephew/godson, Prince Alexander. She paired the dress with a silk headband, nude pumps and … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Lady Sarah Makes A Gorgeous Bride

  July 14, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Lady Sarah and Daniel Chatto

July 14, 1994: Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, daughter of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon, marries artist/actor Daniel Chatto at St Stephen’s, Walbrook in London.

Duchess of Cambridge Unveils Natural History Museum New Exhibition

  July 13, 2017 at 8:40 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

As patron of the Natural History Museum, the Duchess of Cambridge officially opened their new Hintze Hall, which is home to the 25.2m long skeleton of a blue whale the museum has named Hope, on Thursday evening. Accompanied by the Museum’s Director, Sir Michael Dixon, and Sir David Attenborough, Kate – wearing the palest of pale blues dress from Preen with a pair of purple Prada heels – toured the ‘Bay of … Continue reading

From One Harry To Another: The Prince and The One Directioner Meet At Film Premiere

  July 13, 2017 at 7:46 pm by

Prince Harry with singer Harry Styles

After spending part of his day with the King and Queen of Spain, Prince Harry spent his evening at the world premiere of Dunkirk at The Odeon in Leicester Square on Thursday. The Prince arrived with three military veterans from combats in Dunkirk, Kosovo and Afghanistan. He then met the stars and crew of the film, which tells the story of the British armed forces’ evacuation from the beaches of Dunkirk, France … Continue reading

Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Day Two

  July 13, 2017 at 7:17 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia with Princess Anne

The second day of the Spanish State Visit to Britain saw King Felipe and Queen Letizia accompanied by various members of the British Royal Family on their engagements through the day. King Felipe began his morning at a British-Hispanic business meeting at Mansion House alongside Prince Andrew, Duke of York. The aim of the meeting was to increase trade between the two countries, which totalled to €30billion in 2016. Later, … Continue reading

Cheerful Coral For Queen Mathilde As She Visits Magazine Editorial Rooms

  July 13, 2017 at 1:56 pm by

Queen Mathilde

Belgium’s Queen Mathilde looked fabulous in a cheerful coral frock on Thursday for a visit to the editorial rooms of the country’s two oldest women’s magazines, Femmes d’Aujourd’hui and Libelle. The Queen was first shown an exhibition on the history of the magazines, which were founded in 1933 and 1938 respectively, then attended a drafting meeting with magazine editors and staff. She was also given a tour of the editorial offices, … Continue reading

The Duke of Goalie? Prince William Hosts Reception For The Lionesses

  July 13, 2017 at 1:34 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge

Prince William hosted the English Women’s Football Team, the Lionesses, at Kensington Palace on Thursday ahead of their participation in the UEFA Women’s Championship that begins this weekend in The Netherlands. In the Palace gardens after the official proceedings, William and the Lionesses took part in some goal shooting with young girls from the Wildcats Girls’ Football programme, designed to inspire girls to take up the sport. William had a turn as … Continue reading

Prince Henrik Hospitalised With Leg Infection

  July 13, 2017 at 11:23 am by

Prince Henrik of Denmark

The Danish Royal Court confirmed on Thursday that Prince Henrik was admitted to the Aarhus University Hospital this week to receive treatment for a leg infection. He is expected to be released from the hospital by Saturday, but will not be taking part in any scheduled engagements in the next few weeks. He had been scheduled to attend the Gråsten Ring-Rider Association’s procession with Queen Margrethe and the Crown Princely Family … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Open New Scotland Yard HQ

  July 13, 2017 at 11:10 am by

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth

On Thursday morning, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were out and about bright and early, as they visited the new headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard, on the Victoria Embankment. Greeted by Commissioner Cressida Dick, the Queen and the Duke were shown around the £81.9m building. They saw a bomb disposal robot do a test run, before meeting with officers and search dogs. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke also met … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria Turns 40 – Her Life In Pictures (2007-2016)

  July 13, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Crown Princess Victoria on her wedding day

Reaching the final decade in our photo retrospective of Sweden’s Crown Princess, the years between 2007 to 2016 saw Victoria get her happy ending… May 2007: Three royal women – Crown Princess Victoria with her mother, Queen Silvia, and the Empress of Japan June 2008: Victoria holding her goddaughter, Princess Eléonore of Belgium during her christening. The Crown Princess is nicknamed ‘Godmother of Europe’ in royal-watching circles, as she has … Continue reading

Spanish State Visit to The UK: Gala Banquet

  July 12, 2017 at 9:08 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Elizabeth

On the first evening of the Spanish King and Queen’s state visit to the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II hosted a glittering gala banquet at Buckingham Palace to honour her guests. She and the Duke of Edinburgh posed for photographs with King Felipe and Queen Letizia before heading into the banquet, where they were joined by all senior working members of the British Royal Family (including a debuting Prince Harry) … Continue reading

Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Welcoming Ceremony

  July 12, 2017 at 4:37 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and King Felipe

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain began their state visit to the United Kingdom on Wednesday, with the customary welcome at Horse Guards Parade in the presence of Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. After greeting each other, the King and Prince Philip inspected a guard of honour before the royal party traveled to Buckingham Palace in a carriage procession, … Continue reading

Swedish Royals Attend Funeral of Late Mistress of the Robes

  July 12, 2017 at 1:17 pm by

Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf

The funeral service of Countess Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Trolle Ljungby Church in Skåne. The late Countess died on June 26 at the age of 91. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, and Princess Madeleine all attended the service alongside the late Countess’s family. From Denmark came Princess Benedikte. They were warmly greeted by … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria Turns 40 – Her Life In Pictures (1997-2006)

  July 12, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Crown Princess Victoria

The third blog entry in our retrospective of Crown Princess Victoria’s life covers the period when she began her public engagements in earnest, after she completed her education. December 1997: Crown Princess Victoria with her great-aunt, Princess Lilian, at a banquet during the State Visit of Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Earlier that year, the Swedish Royal Court had confirmed the Princess was suffering from an eating disorder (anorexia); she received … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Depart For London – A State Visit Is Coming!

  July 11, 2017 at 5:49 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

The King and Queen of Spain departed Madrid late Tuesday, bound for London and the long-awaited state visit between Spain and the United Kingdom. They were farewelled by the President of the Congress of Deputies, Ana Pastor, from the Adolfo Suarez-Madrid Barajas Airport. Accompanying the royal couple on their trip is a strong business delegation, as well as the Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, Alfonso Dastis. King Felipe and Queen Letizia will … Continue reading

Camilla Welcomes School Children to Clarence House for ‘Duchess’s Bookshelves’ Garden Party

  July 11, 2017 at 5:11 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a group of school children at Clarence House on Tuesday for a garden party as an early 70th birthday celebration. She welcomed them as they stepped of a well-known London icon, a red bus, with author and Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams in the driver’s seat. The party doubled as the presentation of the ‘Duchess’s Bookshelves’ project, a competition run in schools across the UK to … Continue reading

Prince William Joins Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Anniversary Celebrations

  July 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm by

Prince William

At RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire on Tuesday, the Duke of Cambridge joined Royal Air Force veterans in a celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Prince William spoke with a number of the veterans, including 94-year-old Rusty Waughman, who fly a Lancaster airplane late in the war. They had previously watched an special air display. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight was established on … Continue reading

Australian Prime Minister Has An Audience With The Queen

  July 11, 2017 at 10:04 am by

Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Turnbull of Australia

Queen Elizabeth met the Australian Prime Minister in a private audience at Buckingham Palace today. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull – a known advocate for republicanism in Australia – posted on Twitter following the audience that “although I am a Republican, I am also an Elizabethan. It was an honour to meet Her Majesty today at Buckingham Palace.” He had previously described the Queen as “a remarkable leader of the United Kingdom, … Continue reading

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