Habsburg Heir Installed as Knight in the Order of St. George

  May 9, 2016 at 8:24 am by

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Archduke Ferdinand Zvonimir of Austria has been installed as a knight in the order of St. George on May 5th. The heir to the house of Austria received the knighthood from his father, Archduke Karl. His younger sister Archduchess Gloria was also present at the ceremony, absent were his mother Francesca and his eldest sister Eleonore. The history of the order goes back several centuries. A predecessor was created bycreated … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, May 2-8

  May 9, 2016 at 4:07 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 May 14.

We are Invictus: Prince Harry Joins Michelle Obama and Hundreds of Military Personnel At Invictus Games Opening Ceremony

  May 8, 2016 at 8:47 pm by

Prince Harry at the Invictus Games opening ceremony

Prince Harry has given a speech receiving rapturous applause at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando this evening. The Prince spoke about how his ten years in the British Army taught him about the “importance of teamwork and camaraderie”, and showed him the sacrifices made by those in the military and their families. But it was a plane ride home alongside “the body of a Danish … Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day from Prince Nicolas!

  May 8, 2016 at 8:19 am by

Prince Nicolas and his mother Princess Madeleine

A number of countries around the world celebrate Mother’s Day today, and to mark the occasion Princess Madeleine of Sweden has posted a cute photograph of herself and her son Prince Nicolas on her Facebook page. “Happy Mothers Day from Nicolas and me!” the photograph is captioned. Prince Nicolas, who turns one next month, is shown wearing a pair of jeans and a light blue cardigan over a white polo … Continue reading

Little Livewire: Mia Tindall Proves A Handful At Badminton Horse Trials

  May 7, 2016 at 6:17 pm by

Mia and Mike Tindall at the Badminton Horse Trials

A few weeks after she stole the show in her great-grandmother’s 90th birthday portrait, Mia Tindall today was a handful for her relatives as they watched the Badminton Horse Trials. Mike Tindall, Timothy Laurence, and Autumn Phillips all battled the wilful two-year-old to maintain her attention throughout the day, as Mia tried to break free seemingly wanting to run around on her own accord. Grandpa Tim entertained the young one … Continue reading

Prince Harry Mingles With Invictus Games Athletes Ahead of Tomorrow’s Opening

  May 7, 2016 at 2:33 pm by

Prince Harry at the Invictus Games

Prince Harry has spent time at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex today, mingling with athletes and watching preliminary events for the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando. He spent time at the swimming heats in the morning, where he spoke with British and Dutch competitors. He also delivered the first gold medal of the Games – to France – for the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge. Later in the day, … Continue reading

Lalla Salma and Sheikha Mozah Attend The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

  May 6, 2016 at 7:50 pm by

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Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco and Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned of Qatar attended the opening of the 22th Fez Festival of World Sacred Music. Lalla Salma and Sheikha Mozah attended a concert. After the concert, the royal ladies met with the artists and performers of the show. Sheikha Mozah wore a Jean Paul Gaultier couture caftan with a matching yellow turban. Lalla Salma wore a velvet traditional Moroccan … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander Attends Start of Giro D’Italia 2016

  May 6, 2016 at 4:11 pm by

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This afternoon, Friday May 6, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was present at the kick off of the 99th edition of the Giro d’Italia in Apeldoorn, in the province of Gelderland. The cycling race started with a 9.8 kilometer time trial. The King visited the paddocks of some team and then followed the race in a supporting vehicle. Koning bij start van de 99e editie van de @giroditalia in Apeldoorn, @girogelderland https://t.co/brt3ieZpLF … Continue reading

Which Hollywood Actor Did Camilla Bump Into While Visiting Radio 2 Today?

  May 6, 2016 at 12:06 pm by

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The Duchess of Cornwall visited the BBC Radio Two studios in London today to met with DJ Chris Evans. The meeting was for his children’s creative writing competition, 500 Words. #500words judging is now underway. You can read all of this year's shortlisted stories here: https://t.co/v0yGHBDlAO pic.twitter.com/A5c8ZR4g0M — Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) May 6, 2016 Upon arrival to the studio, The Duchess ran into Hollywood actor Tom Hiddleston who was just … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: George V’s Silver Jubilee Celebration

  May 6, 2016 at 10:00 am by

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May 6, 1935: the British Royal Family gathers in London to celebrate the silver jubilee of King George V. Among the celebrations were a carriage ride through the streets of the capital, a thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral, and a balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace. Here are some photographs from the day, including the adorable little Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret in matching coats and cloche hats.

Prince Joachim & Princess Marie Unveil Portraits at Schackenborg

  May 5, 2016 at 8:27 pm by

Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and their two children

Earlier today, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie returned to their former home Schackenborg Castle to unveil two new portraits of themselves. The portraits were painted over 2015 and 2016 by Per Pardorf, as part of the collection of former owners of the Palace, the descendants of Count Hans von Schack, who built the Castle in the 1660s on land given to him by King Frederik III. Joachim and Marie brought along their two children, Prince … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Family Mark Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 5, 2016 at 7:12 pm by

The Dutch King and Queen mark Remembrance Day

On May 4th and 5th, members of the Dutch Royal Family took part in the celebrations to mark Remembrance and Liberation Days. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Wednesday May 4th, Remembrance Day, attended a memorial service at the at the Nieuwe Kerk along with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Later the Royal Couple attended the national commemoration held at the Dam Square where took place the … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Celebrate ‘El Pais’ Anniversary, Present Journalism Award

  May 5, 2016 at 5:58 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

King Felipe and Queen Letizia were special guests at a dinner celebrating the 40th anniversary of El Pais newspaper at the Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid. During the dinner, the couple presented the 32nd edition of the Ortega y Gasset Journalism Awards, which honour the best journalists in the Hispanic world for their defence of freedom, independence, rigour and honesty. The Queen looked lovely in a simple navy blue cocktail dress, with a sabrina … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – April 2016

  May 5, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Prince Alexander of Sweden

Here we go with the updates from our Royal Genealogy Threads, with the news from April 2016. Births: April has been another busy month for the royal stork. On 8 April Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein and Princess Basmah of Jordan welcomed their third daughter, Princess Badiya bint Hamzah. On 19 April in Stockholm Princess Sofia of Sweden, the wife of Prince Carl Philip, gave birth to the couple’s first … Continue reading

Pretty in Pink: Kate Visits Portrait Gallery to View Vogue Shots

  May 4, 2016 at 8:14 pm by

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The Duchess of Cambridge this evening paid a visit to the National Portrait Gallery in London to view their latest exhibition which celebrates the 100th anniversary of British Vogue. Kate wore a pale pink peplum top and matching skirt from Alexander McQueen that was first debuted during the 2014 Australian tour. She was shown around the exhibition – titled Vogue 100: A Century of Style – which showcases photographs commissioned by … Continue reading

He’s A Winner! Harry and Team Victorious at Sentebale Polo Match

  May 4, 2016 at 6:37 pm by

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Ahead of the Invictus Games next week, Prince Harry is spending some time in Florida also promoting his charity Sentebale. The Prince today participated in the annual Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, which saw the Sentebale team take victory. Playing at a rain-soaked Valiente Polo Farm, three teams – Prince Harry’s, a local team, and a team led by Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras – took part in the round-robin event that … Continue reading

Orthodox Easter Celebrations for Romanian Royals

  May 4, 2016 at 3:34 pm by

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Last weekend, members of the Romanian Royal Family celebrated the Romanian Orthodox Church’s Easter on May 1st with various colourful and religious events. Custodian of the Crown, Princess Margarita of Romania and her husband Prince Radu were in Sweden for the 70th Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav and so celebrated Easter with members of the Romanian community in Stockholm. The celebrations centred around two special church services – one … Continue reading

Royally Magic As Kate Opens New Children’s Play Area at Hampton Court

  May 4, 2016 at 8:38 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge at the opening of the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge this morning met with dozens of youngsters as she officially opened the new Magic Garden play area at Hampton Court Palace. During her tour of the area – which has been designed with Tudor myths, legends and staying in mind – by architect Robert Myers, Kate spent time chatting with children who were invited to give the various activities their test-run. While speaking to children at one … Continue reading

Denmark’s Junior Prince Henrik Celebrates Seventh Birthday

  May 4, 2016 at 5:25 am by

Prince Henrik of Denmark, aged 7

Prince Henrik of Denmark, the son of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, today celebrates his seventh birthday. Two new photographs of the young man, taken on April 29 by Steen Brogaard, have been released by the Danish Royal Court. Henrik, who is ninth in line to the Danish throne, was born in 2009 at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. He has two older half-brothers, Nikolai and Felix, and a younger sister, Athena.

Hello From The Other Side: Frederik and Isabella Hit Adele Concert in Copenhagen

  May 3, 2016 at 6:02 pm by

Frederik and Isabella arrive for the Adele concert in Copenhagen

Crown Prince Frederik took his elder daughter Princess Isabella to this evening’s Adele concert at the Forum in Copenhagen. The father-daughter duo arrived just before the show began with a group of close friends, and the young Princess appeared to greatly enjoy herself according to reports – Isabella sang along to many of the British star’s hit songs and even recorded some of them on her mobile phone. Frederik and … Continue reading

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