Flashback Friday: Baudouin and Fabiola in France

  May 5, 2017 at 4:00 am by

King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola

May 5, 1975: During a visit to Nice, the Belgian King Baudouin (1930-1993) and his wife Queen Fabiola (1928-2014) are given a tour of the Chagall Museum.

Candles In The Windows: Fredensborg Palace Marks Liberation Anniversary

  May 4, 2017 at 8:48 pm by

Candles in the windows of Fredensborg Palace

Photographs posted on the social media accounts of the Danish Monarchy Thursday evening show four candles in each of the windows of Fredensborg Palace. Candle are lit in windows across Denmark on the night of May 4 to mark the anniversary of Denmark’s 1945 liberation from German Forces at the end of the Second World War. The news of the country’s liberation by the Allied Forces was announced on BBC … Continue reading

Classic Cream: Sophie Wessex Visits The Abbey School

  May 4, 2017 at 3:47 pm by

The Countess of Wessex

The Countess of Wessex was looking fabulous in a classic cream dress and blazer with gold buttons during her Thursday visit to Reading’s The Abbey School. Sophie, who was in Estonia earlier in the week, paired her outfit with taupe Prada pumps and a matching clutch. She spent time in the classroom with pupils at the all-girls school, following along with their brainstorming session on snacks for healthy eating. The … Continue reading

“I Can’t Stand Up Much Longer!” Prince Philip Jokes After Retirement Announcement

  May 4, 2017 at 3:33 pm by

Prince Philip

He may be retiring from public duties later this year, but that doesn’t mean the Duke of Edinburgh has lost any of his humour, as he joked today with guests attending a reception for the Order of Merit. “I’m sorry to hear you’re standing down,” Sir Michael Atiyah, a mathematician who became a member of the Order in 1992, said to Prince Philip as they greeted each other at the reception … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Open New Exhibition at National Library of Spain

  May 4, 2017 at 2:04 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

At the National Library of Spain on Thursday, King Felipe and Queen Letizia opened a new exhibition focusing on the historic manuscripts from the University of Salamanca. The university is celebrating the eight-hundred anniversary of receiving a Royal Charter next year. The King and Queen were given a tour of the exhibition – entitled ‘Scripts. Handwritten Treasures of the University of Salamanca’ – which brings 23 manuscripts, some dating back to the … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Presents “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2017

  May 4, 2017 at 11:12 am by

Queen Mathilde

Today, May 4, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde handed out the “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2017 in a ceremony held at the royal Palace in Brussels. The theme of this year was “Music Connects”, dedicated to the importance of the music among children and vulnerable young people. The award went to the musical association Watermusic of Ostend that presented to the jury of the prize a project called “Crossing Music”. For this project, children … Continue reading

Prince Philip Retiring From Public Engagements Come August, Palace Confirms

  May 4, 2017 at 5:39 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh

Buckingham Palace has confirmed this morning that the Duke of Edinburgh will be retiring from public duties after August this year. “His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year. In taking this decision, The Duke has the full support of The Queen,” the eagerly anticipated statement read, continuing, “Prince Philip will attend previously scheduled … Continue reading

Royal Mint Issues Commemorative Coin To Mark 100 Years of the House of Windsor

  May 4, 2017 at 2:11 am by

A coin marking 100 years of the House of Windsor

A new commemorative coin has been minted by the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom to mark the centenary of the House of Windsor. Four versions of the £5 coin – which features the badge of the House, the Round Tower of Windsor Castle, on one side – are now available for sale from the Royal Mint. Amongst them are a brilliant uncirculated coin, a silver proof coin and a gold proof coin. … Continue reading

Kate Goes Farm-Girl During Visit to Gloucestershire

  May 3, 2017 at 10:01 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge traded her regular heels and coat dresses for boots and jeans as she paid a visit to a Farms For City Children project in Gloucestershire on Wednesday. Joined by students from the nearby Vauxhall Primary School, Kate was quick to get her hands dirty during the visit as she participated in a number of farm tasks directed by Michael and Clare Morpurgo, who founded Farms For City Children … Continue reading

No Joy For The Home Side: Monaco Royals Attend Champions League Semi-Final

  May 3, 2017 at 9:38 pm by

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert

There were no smiles on the faces of the Monaco Princely Family on Wednesday May 3 as they watched AS Monaco Football Club go down 0-2 to Juventus during the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final. Prince Albert and Princess Charlène were joined by Andrea Casiraghi and Louis Ducruet, accompanied by his girlfriend Marie Chevalier, in the stands of the Stade Louis II for the match. All five … Continue reading

Exchange Student Living With Danish Crown Princely Family at Amalienborg

  May 3, 2017 at 6:15 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

An exchange student from Australia is currently staying with the Danish Crown Princely Couple at the Amalienborg residence, Crown Princess Mary revealed Wednesday during the presentation of the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship. The student is studying economics at the University of Copenhagen, where today’s event was taking place. Wearing a silver and blue brocade skirt and cream blouse, Princess Mary delivered her scholarship to two Australian students – Avril Jane Francis, … Continue reading

The Countess of Wessex in Estonia, Day Two

  May 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm by

The Countess of Wessex in Estonia

On her second and final day in Estonia, the Countess of Wessex visited the Tapa Army Base to see soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles, of which she is Royal Colonel. Sophie, in a camouflage jacket, chatted with soldiers in the logistics hub and living quarters during her visit, where they told her of their work. She also was shown tanks used by the regiment, and met soldiers from Estonia, Denmark and … Continue reading

Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit Luxembourg Stand At ‘Révélations’

  May 3, 2017 at 2:34 pm by

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Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were in Paris on Wednesday where they visited the Révélations International Fine Craft and Creation fair. The duo visited the artists exhibited at the Luxembourg stand, which is making its debut at this year’s fair. Nine artists – who specialist in sculpting, glass blowing and ceramics among other things – are representing the small European country at the fair. Guillaume and Stéphanie … Continue reading

Off To Lord’s! Prince Philip Opens New Stand At Home of Cricket

  May 3, 2017 at 10:33 am by

the Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh paid a visit to Lord’s Cricket Ground on Wednesday to officially open the newly refurbished Warner Stand. Joined by members of the Marylebone Cricket Club, which owns Lord’s, Prince Philip inspected the changes to the stand that were undertaken over a two-year period and cost £25 million. When it came time to unveil the plaque marking the opening, the Duke quipped “You’re about to see the world’s most … Continue reading

Crown Prince Frederik Presents DenmarkBridge Award 2017

  May 3, 2017 at 6:22 am by

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At the Tivoli Hotel and Congress Centre on Wednesday afternoon, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark presented the first edition of the DenmarkBridge Award. The Crown Prince is patron of DenmarkBridge. Genmab was the winner of the inaugural award, for their successful work in “mapping diseases and developing antibodies for…life-threatening disorders”. Prince Frederik presented the award to the organisation’s co-founder, Jan van de Winkel, with a large smile and a joke that the award … Continue reading

Royals at the 2017 Met Gala in New York

  May 2, 2017 at 10:48 pm by

Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis

Joining the who’s-who of Hollywood scene, Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis attended the 2017 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York yesterday. Wearing a belted dusty rose coat with floral embellishments designed by Simone Rocha, the Princess walked the beige carpet alongside celebrities such as Gisele Bündchen, Madonna, and The Crown‘s Claire Foy and Matt Smith. Also attending the big event was Princess Talita von Fürstenberg, who – … Continue reading

The Countess of Wessex in Estonia, Day One

  May 2, 2017 at 7:25 pm by

The Countess of Wessex

Starting Tuesday, the Countess of Wessex undertakes a two-day working visit to Estonia. The purpose of her trip is to visit the 5th Battalion The Rifles, a regiment Sophie is Royal Colonel of. On May 2, Sophie was in Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, visiting the Pallipõnn Pre-School which combines education for special needs children with other pupils in their age group. The Countess received a warm welcome from the school children, the majority of … Continue reading

King of Morocco Lunches With French President For Last Time During Presidential Term

  May 2, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

President Hollande and King Mohammed

On Tuesday, the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, was in France for a private audience and luncheon with the outgoing President of France, François Hollande, at the Palais de l’Élysée. The two leaders spoke about the strong Moroccan-French relationship that has been cultivated over the years, particularly in the fields of “security, sustainable development, culture and education”. A statement released by the Moroccan Royal Court said both King Mohammed and President Hollande, … Continue reading

New Home Defence Colours Presented by Queen Margrethe

  May 2, 2017 at 10:21 am by

Queen Margrethe

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark presented two Home Defence units with their new colours on Tuesday in Skive and Copenhagen. The Landsdelsregion Vest, which was recently formed by the merged of the North and Central Jutland and Funen, South and South Jutland district units, and the Landsdelsregion Øst, recently renamed from Total Defence Region Zealand, both received their new colours in seperate ceremonies. During each ceremony, Queen Margrethe – in a sky blue overcoat … Continue reading

Queen Rania Joins In Hike To Dana Village

  May 1, 2017 at 5:32 pm by

Queen Rania

Jordan’s Queen Rania joined a group of hikers walking through the village of Dana, in the central-west of the country, on Monday. The hike is part of the Thru Hike 2017 organised by the Jordan Trail Association. After arriving in the village, the Queen spoke with members of the local community about the different projects they are doing to improve tourism to the area. The Jordan Trail’s purpose is to “unveil … Continue reading

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