On Wednesday, Princess Marie of Denmark unveiled a new portrait of herself painted by artist Mikael Melbye. Mr Melbye, who was knighted by Queen Margrethe in 1996 and then given a peerage in 2006, has painted portraits of several other members of the Royal Family, including the Queen, Prince Henrik, Prince Christian and Prince Joachim.
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia attended events marking the fortieth anniversary of Spain’s 1977 general elections, the first election since prior to the Spanish Civil War. The royal couple were present for a solemn session of the Cortes Generales at the Palacio de las Cortes in Madrid on Wednesday. They were joined by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the President of the Congress of Deputies, Ana María Pastor, and the President of the Senate, Pio García-Escudero. “Recalling … Continue reading
“I’m heartbroken to say that yesterday morning I had to say goodbye to my greatest friend and horse of a lifetime, Toytown,” Zara Tindall announced in a statement this morning, confirming the death of her most well-known mount. She described him as “the most incredible athlete with the biggest heart”, who “made my career”. “I couldn’t be more grateful to him for the amazing times we had together. He was … Continue reading
Over 500 mourners were present at St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge on Tuesday for the funeral service of the late Patricia Knatchbull, the Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who died on June 13 aged 93. Among them were Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh (the late Countess’s first cousin), the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke of York, the Countess of Wessex, the Duchess of … Continue reading
On Tuesday, the Prince of Wales visited the Westway Sports Centre where he met with survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire that has claimed at least 79 lives. He listened to the survivors’ stories of escape, and spoke with some who had lost family members in the June 14 tragedy. He had earlier inspected the wall of flowers and tributes left to those who perished. Prince Charles also spent time meeting and … Continue reading
At the Royal Palace of Laeken on Tuesday, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians hosted a reception for all the mayors of Belgium’s towns and municipalities, to thank them for their work over the past year. Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz were also present. Queen Mathilde repeated a gold silk cocktail dress with a white leaf print on the waistline from Natan. Merci pour votre engagement quotidien et votre dévouement! … Continue reading
The Kings and Queens of the Netherlands and Spain both hosted foreign leaders at their respective palaces today. In Wassenaar, Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima gave an audience to Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India at their home, Villa Eikenhorst. Meanwhile, in Madrid, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia gave a luncheon for visiting Slovenian President Borut Pahor at Zarzuela Palace.
The Duke of Gloucester paid a visit to Kazakhstan on Monday, where he visited the United Kingdom’s pavilion at World EXPO 2017 being held in Astana. He was shown around the pavilion which features British interests in renewable energy and is aimed a promoting the country as a scientific leader. This year’s EXPO is held under the theme ‘Future Energy’. Prince Richard’s visit coincided with United Kingdom National Day, a specific … Continue reading
The Princess Royal was honoured on Friday by the famed Spanish Riding School of Vienna. The former equestrian Princess is the recipient of the School’s Prix de l’École d’Équitation Espagnole de Vienne for 2017. Princess Anne was presented with the award, a Swarovski crystal statuette in the shape of ‘Maestro Superba’ (“a stallion performing a Leavde”), for her long-standing contributions and efforts in horse breeding and equestrian.
It was announced Monday that Countess Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister, the former Mistress of the Robes of the Swedish Royal Court, has passed away at her home in Skåne, Trolle-Ljungby Castle. She was 91. “Alice was a very close friend to both us and our family; with warmth, loyalty and wisdom, she has always been a great support,” King Carl XVI Gustaf said in a statement following her death today. A statement from … Continue reading
Dutch Queen Maxima added some lime accents to her black and white geometric printed Natan dress today as she attended the Third Congress of the European Academy of Neurology at the The vibrant Queen wore a pair of green Natan heels, a lime green Fabienne Delvigne headpiece and Yves Saint Laurent earrings to add colour to her ensemble. She also carried a green shawl and clutch. The congress this year … Continue reading
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall paid an emotional visit on Monday to Manchester, where they met with staff and first responders on duty the night of May 22, when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the foyer of Manchester Arena at the conclusion of an Ariana Grande concert. Members of the North West Counter Terrorism Unit showed Prince Charles and the Duchess the exact spot where the … Continue reading
Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik competed in the 2017 Deloitte Øresund Triathlon on Sunday, finishing the half Ironman in a time of 5:16:59. His time placed him 126th out of the 378 racers who started the triathlon, which consisted of 1900m of swimming, 90km of cycling, and 21.1km of running. I dag gennemførte H.K.H. Kronprinsen Øresund Triathlon med en samlet tid på 5:16. 📸 Kongehuset © A post shared by DET DANSKE … Continue reading
The Duke of Edinburgh was behind the wheel on Sunday in Windsor Great Park, driving himself and Queen Elizabeth to Guards Polo Club for the day’s carriage driving and polo events. He didn’t appear to suffering any side-effects from his two nights in hospital earlier in the week (a “pre-caution” to an infection), chatting enthusiastically with some of the carriage drivers – which included his granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor – … Continue reading
Another year, another Royal Ascot done and dusted. We were treated to a plethora of colourful frocks and chapeaus this past week as members of the British Royal Family and the Al Maktoums from Dubai graced Ascot Racecourse with their presence for the year’s most prestigious racing week. We’ve put together a quick list of our top five ensembles from Ascot 2017. 5. Princess Eugenie, Day Four: The only non-block colour … Continue reading
The foundation of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark has donated 200,000DKK (26,800€ / $30,000USD) to the relief effort currently going on in Greenland following a tsunami that hit the northwest of the country last weekend. The money has been donated to the Danish Red Cross, who will redistribute the funds to their sister organisation in Greenland, to be used to assist the local communities affected by the disaster. … Continue reading
Location: Colmar-Berg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Built: 1907-1911 Architects: Max Ostenrieder and Pierre Funck-Eydt Commissioned By: Guillaume IV of Luxembourg Style: Baroque On The Palace Grounds: Greenhouses, Orangery Current Owner: The Luxembourg State Current Use: Private residence of T.R.H. The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg Fun Fact: Grand Duchess Charlotte sold the Castle and surrounding grounds to the Luxembourg State in 1934 for 20 million Francs A full list of Palace Profiles can be found here.
Royal Ascot came to its conclusion for 2017 on Saturday, and its most famous race-goer opted for a colour that would make her easy to spot in the Royal Enclosure – purple, the colour of royalty. Queen Elizabeth, whose purple overcoat was matched with a hat in the same hue adorned with silk flowers, was accompanied by the Duke of York. Unfortunately for Her Majesty, her runner in the Hardwicke … Continue reading
Veterans Day was marked in The Netherlands Saturday, with King Willem-Alexander leading tributes to the servicemen and women who have served their country since World War II. King Willem-Alexander, with a white carnation – the symbol of Dutch resistance against German forces during the Second World War, “now the symbol of appreciation for all Dutch veterans” – pinned to the lapel of his military uniform, first attended a ceremony at the Ridderzaal … Continue reading
The main commemoration of Armed Forces Day in Liverpool on Saturday was attended by the Earl of Wessex, who represented Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family. Prince Edward watched a parade of hundreds of servicemen and women from all branches of the UK’s military through the city to the Liverpool waterfront, to HMS Iron Duke. Armed Forces Day began as Veteran’s Day in 2006 (it was renamed in 2009), and is … Continue reading