A Son For The Duke and Duchess of Parma

  April 26, 2016 at 8:01 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Parma

The Duchess of Parma gave birth to her third child, a son, on Sunday April 24 in The Hague. Prince Carlos Enrique Leonard, who is the new heir to the Headship of the House of Bourbon-Parma, was born at 8:58am local time and weighed 3,020grams. The Duke and Duchess, Carlos and Annemarie, have two daughters, Luisa and Cecilia. The Dukes of Parma with their two daughters

King Carl Gustaf’s 70th Birthday Celebrations Kick Off With Baltic Sea Seminar

  April 25, 2016 at 7:39 pm by

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia

The King of Sweden turns 70 next weekend and in true Scandinavian style, a number of events have been planned over the course of this week to celebrate. This evening the first event of the celebrations took place at the Royal Dramatic Theatre: a seminar entitled ‘An Evening about the Baltic Sea – Hopefulness and Threats’ arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Society of Naval … Continue reading

Princess Mary Opens Festival Of Research 2016 and Hands Out Awards

  April 25, 2016 at 12:01 pm by

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Crown Princess Mary, as patron, attended the official opening of the Festival of Research 2016 and presented the Research Communication Award 2016 today. Dressed in white a white blouse and skirt with nude pumps, the Crown Princess arrived at the Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen for the official opening. During the event, Princess Mary presented the Research Communication Award and gave speech. After the award giving, Princess Mary along with … Continue reading

Queen Rania Visits A Refugee Camp In Greece

  April 25, 2016 at 11:47 am by

Queen Rania

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan visited the Kara Tepe refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos in her capacity as advocate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC). During her visit, Queen Rania met with Syrian refuges. Queen Rania said during the visit “This is an exceptional crisis and it requires an exceptional response. It requires a response that is collective and that is value-based, a response … Continue reading

Lest We Forget: Prince Harry Marks Anzac Day in London

  April 25, 2016 at 8:57 am by

Prince Harry attends a dawn service on Anzac Day in London

Prince Harry, who last year attended the centenary services in Gallipoli with his father, today was present at three events to mark Anzac Day, which commemorates fallen Australian and New Zealander soldiers. He first attended a traditional dawn service at the Royal Artillery Memorial on Hyde Park Corner where he laid a wreath of red poppies. The High Commissioners of Australia and New Zealand were also present. Afterwards he moved on to … Continue reading

Princess Muna Celebrates Her 75th Birthday

  April 25, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Princess Muna

King Abdullah’s mother, Princess Muna Al Hussein, celebrates today her 75th birthday. Her Highness was born Antoinette Avril Gardiner on April 25, 1941 at Chelmondiston, near Ipswich in England. She is the only child of Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Percy Gardiner, of the British Army’s Royal Engineers, and Doris Elizabeth Sutton. Princess Muna spent part of her childhood in Kuala Lumpur, during her father’s posting to Malaysia, where she attended Bourne School. Thereafter … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, April 18-24

  April 25, 2016 at 4:57 am by

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This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image of a few outfits in this week’s poll. Voting closes on April 30.

Prince Harry Helps Former Olympian After Tumble At London Marathon Presentation

  April 24, 2016 at 11:09 pm by

Prince Harry at the 2016 London Marathon

Prince Harry showed his gallant side earlier today as he rushed to the aid of 86-year-old former Olympian Sylvia Disley after she took a tumble. Mrs Disley fell on the podium at the London Marathon medal presentation as she and Harry were about to present the Disley Lifetime Achievement Award. Harry was quickly by her side, helping her back to her feet and held her arm as they left the podium … Continue reading

Prince Constantijn Presents World Press Photo 2015

  April 24, 2016 at 10:51 pm by

Princess Laurentien and Prince Constantijn

Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien have attended the prize ceremony of the World Press Photo for 2015 this evening. Prince Constantijn & Princess Laurentien at World Press Photo in Amsterdam #WPPh16 #Laurentien pic.twitter.com/3i8y8IpbJl — Albert Nieboer (@Royaleurope) April 24, 2016 The Prince, who is patron of the Foundation, presented the prize to Australian photographer Warren Richardson, who was awarded the prize for his photograph of Syrian refugees crossing the border … Continue reading

On This Day: Wallis, Duchess of Windsor Passes Away

  April 24, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

Thirty years ago today, the Duchess of Windsor passed away aged 89 at her home in France after years of bad health. She was buried on April 29 at the Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore at Windsor Castle next to her late husband, the former Edward VIII, after a funeral service at St George’s Chapel that was attended by members of the royal family. Wallis, Duchess of Windsor in 1975 Wallis, born in … Continue reading

William, Kate and Harry Want To Change Mental Health Conversation

  April 24, 2016 at 7:28 am by

William, Kate and Harry wearing 'Heads Together' headbands upon the announcement of the new campaign to tackle mental health

Kensington Palace today announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have signed on to a new campaign, Heads Together, to end the stigma around mental health. The campaign will be working with seven mental health charities to help “change the national conversation” on mental health. Heads Together is also going to be the 2017 London Marathon Charity of the Year (the reason the announcement took place … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Present Cervantes Prize to Mexican Writer

  April 23, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia at the 2015 Cervantes Prize ceremony

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia today delivered the 2015 Miguel de Cervantes Prize to Mexican writer Fernando del Paso in a ceremony at the University of Alcalá. The King present Mr del Paso with his medal, following a speech in which he said that del Paso had honoured the Spanish language by “making it shine in your books with the skill of a goldsmith who makes the best of … Continue reading

‘To Be, Or Not To Be’: Prince Charles Takes The Stage On Shakespeare Anniversary

  April 23, 2016 at 6:37 pm by

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall this evening attended a special live performance of playwright William Shakespeare’s works at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, on the 400th anniversary of his death. And during the course of the performance, Prince Charles – who is President of the Royal Shakespeare Company – even got on stage himself as part of a sketch performance of the ‘To Be Or Not … Continue reading

Prince Alexander’s Portrait Debut

  April 23, 2016 at 4:22 am by

Prince Alexander of Sweden

The Swedish Royal Court has released the first individual photograph of newborn Prince Alexander, taken yesterday at Drottningholm Palace by his father Prince Carl Philip. The days-old infant is shown asleep in a white bassinet, with his hands up around his cheeks. First photo of Sweden's Prince Alexander has been released, taken by Prince Carl Philip #prinsalexander #royalbaby pic.twitter.com/jo0ZlBXeF1 — The Royal Forums (@theroyalforums) April 23, 2016  

As The Obamas Visit England, Pyjama-Clad Prince George Steals The Show

  April 22, 2016 at 7:15 pm by

Prince George meets President Obama

This evening during a meeting before an informal dinner with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, US President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama got the chance to meet the Duke and Duchess’s little son, Prince George, who appeared ready for bed in his dressing gown, pyjamas and slippers. Whilst meeting the Obamas, Prince George played on the rocking horse they had given him as a gift. The President and First … Continue reading

Te Deum for Prince Alexander at the Stockholm Palace Chapel

  April 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm by

The Swedish royals attend a Te Deum for Prince Alexander

On April 22, three days after the birth of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s first child Prince Alexander, a Te Deum service of thanksgiving was held at the Royal Chapel of the palace in Stockholm. Prince Carl Philip, The King & Queen, Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel attended the Te Deum for Prince Alexander pic.twitter.com/6DKlZzo2oH — HRH Princess Sofia (@PRINCESSANSOFIA) April 22, 2016 Members of the Swedish Royal Family … Continue reading

Letizia Pretty In Red As She and Felipe Hold A Lunch

  April 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm by

Felipe and Letizia

King Felipe and Queen Letizia held a pre-lunch for the Cervantes Prize award at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid today. Attending the lunch were officials, academics, editors, critics, teachers, booksellers and writers. The “Miguel de Cervantes” Award is the highest recognized award for creative work of Spanish and Latin American writers. Embed from Getty Images

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Launch The King’s Game

  April 22, 2016 at 11:11 am by

King WA and Queen Maxima

Today, Friday April 22, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were present at the opening of the King’s Game at the Drostenburg Elementary school in Amsterdam. A school for students with physical disabilities or chronic illnesses. After having breakfast with the students, The Royal Couple attended a dance performance of a group of children with the song “Hupsakee” made for the event. Then, in the presence of the King and the Queen, … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: The Kings of Spain Begin State Visit to the UK

  April 22, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Queen Elizabeth and King Juan Carlos at the official welcoming ceremony at Windsor in April 1986

On April 22, 1986 King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain arrived in London to begin their state visit to the United Kingdom, the first by a Spanish head of state in over 80 years. They were greeted at Heathrow Airport by the Prince and Princess of Wales, before travelling to Windsor Castle for the official welcoming ceremony presided over by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Closes Conference on Rare Diseases Education

  April 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm by

Queen Letizia

The Queen of Spain today gave a speech at the closing seminar of the third International Educational Conference on Rare Diseases at the Universidad del País Vasco in Bilbao. “Thank you for the work you do, to be useful and brave, to establish the necessary rules for everyone to understand, so that society understands that we must all contribute and we are all necessary,” Queen Letizia said, praising the work of … Continue reading

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