Spanish Kings Receive The President of Germany

  February 1, 2017 at 2:14 pm by

The German Presidential Couple with King Felipe and Queen Letizia

The President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, was received at Zarzuela Palace by King Felipe and Queen Letizia for a luncheon as part of his official visit to Spain. The group posed for photographs on the outside staircase of the Palace before heading inside for the lunch. President Gauck was joined by his partner, Daniela Schadt, who was wearing a red dress and overcoat; while the Queen repeated a red and grey ombre … Continue reading

IMC Weekend School on Tour’s Guest Pupil: Queen Máxima

  February 1, 2017 at 11:57 am by

Queen Maxima

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has paid a visit to the IMC Weekend School on Tour during one of their classes in Haarlem.  The IMC Weekend School on Tour provides language lessons to young people aged between nine and fourteen that are new to Dutch society – namely refugees. They have ten locations around the country. Wearing a white and black printed dress, the Queen joined in on a ‘medical’ lesson … Continue reading

Crown Prince Frederik Visits Danish Air Force In France

  February 1, 2017 at 7:38 am by

Crown Prince Frederik

On January 30 and 31, the Crown Prince of Denmark was in France where he was visiting the Danish Air Force ‘Winter Hide’ exercise. Prince Frederik was briefed on the exercises, described as ‘high level air defence cooperation’ by the French Ambassador to Denmark, by Major General Nielsen and Brigadier General Charpentier. He spent time speaking with soldiers who are currently stationed in France for the exercises. The exercises are taking … Continue reading

The Prince of Wales Shows Off Surprising Skill Set During School Visit

  February 1, 2017 at 7:08 am by

Prince Charles

During his visit to Yahveh College, a Orthodox Jewish school in Borehamwood, today the Prince of Wales displayed a skill that many would not have thought he possessed: he is quite adept at the art balloon animal making. He was quick to accept a blue balloon as he sat down with year eight pupils working on crafting creatures led by Rabbi Avrohom Zeidman, and fashioned it into a crown that perfectly … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Pays Visit to Windmill Park

  January 31, 2017 at 5:41 pm by

Queen Maxima

The Queen of the Netherlands was in Nijmegen today, where she paid a visit to the Nijmegen-Betuwe Windmill Park which was funded by citizens of the local region to supply power to over 7,000 homes. She met with investors, residents and representatives from the Gelderland Nature and Environment Federation during her time at the windmill park, as well as going inside the base of one of the four windmills on the grounds … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Attends The Designers’ Nest Award

  January 31, 2017 at 4:30 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark made a stylish appearance at the Designers’ Nest Award which is held in connection with Copenhagen Fashion week. The Crown Princess attended a lunch at City Hall which was the start of fashion week. She also attended a fashion show and gave out the awards to the winners. Princess Mary is patron of Designers’ Nest, which is part of Copenhagen Fashion Week. H.K.H. Kronprinsessen deltog i … Continue reading

A Lunch at Peleș Castle with Princess Maria

  January 31, 2017 at 6:50 am by


On Monday 30th January, Her Royal Highness Princess Maria of Romania hosted a lunch at Peleș Castle on behalf of her sister, Crown Princess Margareta. The event was held in honour of the Romanian Academy and the Academy of Sciences of France, whose perpetual secretary, Catherine Bréchignac, was given honorary membership of the Romanian Academy. Amid the splendour of the great Dining Room of the Castle, guests at the lunch … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, January 23-29

  January 31, 2017 at 1:31 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 February 5.

Felipe and Letizia Close ‘Cervantes Lives’ 400th Anniversary Commemorations

  January 30, 2017 at 2:23 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

The King and Queen of Spain today officially closed the ‘Cervantes Lives’ series of events held to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, one of the world’s pre-eminent Spanish language writers. Held at the Royal Palace of Madrid, the closing event was attended by 200 guests from the cultural and education spheres. King Felipe delivered a speech in which he said that Cervantes’ “ideals of … Continue reading

King Abdullah II & His Son Hashem Celebrate Birthdays

  January 30, 2017 at 7:28 am by

King Abdullah and Prince Hashem

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and his youngest child, Prince Hashem, celebrate their birthdays on January 30. The king turns fifty-five while his son turns twelve years old. Queen Rania published a sweet photo for both her husband and son and commented wishing her two loves ‘Happy Birthday’. So did King Abdullah and Queen Rania’s elder son, Crown Prince Hussein, who shared two photos of him with his father and brother on Instagram. King Abdullah II … Continue reading

A Rest for the Emperor After Mild Fever

  January 30, 2017 at 4:44 am by

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Emperor Akihito of Japan was unable to attend a ritual ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo this morning due to a mild fever. The Imperial Household Agency confirmed that His Imperial Majesty was given a flu shot at the weekend as a measure to prevent pneumonia. However, due to the nature of the inoculation, it may have caused his temperature to rise. The Agency added that there were no … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Paço Imperial

  January 29, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Paco Imperial

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Built: 1738-1743 Architect: José Fernandes Pinto Alpoim Commissioned By: Gomes Freire de Andrade, Governor of the Capitania of Rio de Janeiro Style: Portuguese Colonial Current Owner: Institute of Historical and Artistic Heritage, for the Ministério da Cultura Current Use: Cultural centre, home of the Paulo Santos Library Fun Fact: For almost 150 years, the palace was the epicentre of political power in Brazil, through four changes in governmental style (which brought about name changes – … Continue reading

Statue of Diana To Be Erected At Kensington Palace

  January 28, 2017 at 8:48 pm by

Diana Princess of Wales

Kensington Palace has announced that a statue of the late Diana, Princess of Wales is to be erected in the public gardens of the Palace, at the behest of her two sons, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. “Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy,” the two Princes said in a … Continue reading

President Trump To Pay State Visit To UK After Accepting Invitation

  January 27, 2017 at 8:39 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

There will be a state visit from the United States of America to the United Kingdom sometime this year, as new President Donald Trump accepted an invitation delivered to him by Prime Minister Theresa May on behalf of Queen Elizabeth during the former’s White House visit today. “I have today been able to convey Her Majesty the Queen’s hope that President Trump and the First Lady would pay a state visit to … Continue reading

Princess Marie Visits Autism Workshop

  January 27, 2017 at 3:02 pm by

Princess Marie

Denmark’s Princess Marie paid a visit on Friday to the SOVI workshop in Søborg that provides adults on the autism spectrum a space where they can learn skills in different professions that will help them gain employment. She was shown around the facilities, including the kitchen, sewing department and metal work department, speaking with the employees about how the workshops have helped them and learnt how their daily schedules run. The Princess … Continue reading

Bula! Fijian Warriors Welcome Queen Elizabeth To Exhibition

  January 27, 2017 at 2:31 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

As she arrived to view the new exhibition of Fijian pieces at the University of East Anglia on Friday, Queen Elizabeth was greeted on the red carpet by two Fijian warriors dressed in traditional attire. The Queen’s wide-eye expression quickly turned to a small smile as she made her way past the two warriors and into the building. The Fijian High Commissioner, Jitoko Tikolevu, showed Her Majesty around the exhibition – … Continue reading

Albert, Charlene and The Twins Celebrate Saint Devote Day

  January 27, 2017 at 1:44 pm by

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene

Prince Albert of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene attended service at Monaco Cathedral in Monaco as part of the Saint Devote day, A tradition in Monaco and one that the Grimaldi family have been celebrating since the 6th century. After the service, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene were joined on the balcony of the royal palace to watch the Saint Devote procession by their two year old twins, Princess … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: A Bea And Her Baby

  January 27, 2017 at 2:00 am by

Crown Princess Beatrix and Prince Constantijn, 1971

January 27, 1971: Crown Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands with her youngest son, Prince Constantijn, aged fifteen months.

Queen Maxima Attends G20 Conference In Germany

  January 26, 2017 at 10:30 pm by

Queen Maxima

Yesterday, Wednesday January 25, in her role as Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development and Honorary President of the Global Partnership for Inclusive Finance “Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion” (GPFI) of the G20, Her Majesty Queen Maxima held the opening speech at the G20 Conference “Digitising Finance, Financial Inclusion and Financial Literacy”. FM #Schäuble bei @bundesbank-Konf. zur #Digitalisierung, mit Jens Weidmann, Carl-Ludwig … Continue reading

Pounding The Pavement: Prince Harry Joins Running Charity Session

  January 26, 2017 at 11:57 am by

Prince Harry

Prince Harry hit the streets of Willesden Green on Thursday with members of The Running Charity to learn how they are working with homeless hostels such as DePaul Trust Hostel to improve their lives and possibilities through sport. Going through warm-ups and then the 17-minute run with young people from the charity as well as volunteers who run the session, Harry was said to have “found everything easy”, though he joked … Continue reading

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