Prince William Talks Mental Health With Lady Gaga

  April 18, 2017 at 8:23 am by

Prince William

As part of the Heads Together campaign to end the stigma surrounding mental health, a video was released today by Kensington Palace of the Duke of Cambridge’s video chat with pop star Lady Gaga. The duo spoke about mental health and how important it is to encourage people from all walks of life to feel comfortable with talking to others about their mental health, for their own wellbeing. “It’s the … Continue reading

On This Day: A Future Greek Queen Is Born

  April 18, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Queen Frederica

One century ago, a baby Princess was born in the German town of Blankenburg am Harz to the Duke and Duchess of Brunswick. She was named Frederica, and forty years later, would become the Queen Consort of the Hellenes. Princess Frederica, whose full name was Friederike Luise Thyra Victoria Margarita Sophia Olga Cecilia Isabella Christa, was the only daughter of Ernst August, Duke of Brunswick and Head of the House of Hanover, and his … Continue reading

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia Attend National Candlelight Service

  April 17, 2017 at 1:12 pm by

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The King and Queen of Sweden were present on Monday April 17 for the National Candlelight Service at the Stockholm Cathedral, offered in memory of the victims of the April 7 terrorist attack. Archbishop Antje Jackelén led the service, which was designed to provide hope and positive thoughts for the future. The King and Queen were welcomed by the clergy ahead of the service, during which candles were lit for the four … Continue reading

Princess Aisha’s Son Graduates From Sandhurst

  April 17, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Princess Muna, Aoun Juma and Princess Aisha

Jordan’s Princess Aisha bint Hussein, younger sister of King Abdullah II, has watched her son, Aoun Juma, graduate from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst last week. The 24-year-old is the first grandson of the late King Hussein to graduate from the Academy according to a social media posting of his aunt, Princess Haya. His grandmother, Princess Muna, also attended the ceremony. Aoun’s cousin, Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah, is currently … Continue reading

Prince Harry Speaks About Mother’s Death For ‘The Telegraph’ Mental Health Podcast

  April 16, 2017 at 11:01 pm by

Prince Harry in Guyana

Prince Harry has given an unprecedented insight about how he came to terms with his mother’s 1997 death in an exclusive interview with The Telegraph‘s Bryony Gordon for her new Mad World mental health podcast series. “I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years, has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal … Continue reading

Denmark’s Queen Celebrates Birthday and Easter At Marselisborg Palace

  April 16, 2017 at 10:02 am by

The Danish Royal Family

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has today celebrated her 77th birthday at Marselisborg Palace surrounded by her family. The royals gathered on the terrace at the rear of the Palace to pose for photographs and greet the locals who had come to wish the Queen a happy birthday. The Queen was a stand-out, in an aqua coat and matching dress (aqua was clearly the reigning Queen colour of the day). … Continue reading

Spanish Royals Celebrate Easter In Palma de Mallorca

  April 16, 2017 at 7:58 am by

The Spanish Royal Family

As they do each year, the Spanish Royal Family has marked the Easter holidays in Palma de Mallorca. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were joined by their daughters, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia (who is now officially taller than her elder sister), and the former Queen, Sofia, for Easter Sunday mass at the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. They spent time posing for photos and passing Easter well-wishers to the … Continue reading

William and Kate Join Royals For Easter Service At Windsor

  April 16, 2017 at 7:31 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended the Easter Sunday church service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor with other members of the Royal Family for the first time today. They walked to church with Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex with Lady Louise and Viscount Severn, the Princess Royal and Sir Timothy Laurence, and Peter and Autumn Phillips. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of … Continue reading

On This Day: Death of Alexandra, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

  April 16, 2017 at 7:00 am by

Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

The Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, born Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh, died seventy-five years ago on April 16, 1942 at the age of 63. She died in Schwäbisch Hall where the Hohenlohe-Langenburg family has its main residence, Schloss Langenburg. It was here, in the family cemetery, the Princess was laid to rest. Princess Alexandra is one of the lesser-known daughters of Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (second son of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom) … Continue reading

Luxembourg’s Prince Sébastien Celebrates His Quarter Century

  April 16, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg

Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, the youngest child of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, today celebrates his twenty-fifth birthday. He was born at the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte Hospital in 1992 on his father’s 37th birthday. After primary and secondary education in Luxembourg and England, Sebastien headed to the United States of America for university. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Communication from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Marselisborg Palace

  April 16, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Marselisborg Palace

Feeling #saddlesore? Find a feather bed at the Royals' Marselisborg Palace. #TourofDenmark http://t.co/sxk5Pi3m8V pic.twitter.com/NH7sBQd105 — VisitDenmark (@GoVisitDenmark) August 5, 2015 Location: Aarhus, Central Jutland, Kingdom of Denmark Built: 1899-1902 Architect: Hack Kampmann Commissioned By: The City of Aarhus Style: National Romanticism / Classicalism On The Palace Grounds: 13-acre Palace Park Current Owner: H.M. The Queen of Denmark Current Use: Summer residence of H.M. The Queen and H.R.H. The Prince Consort of Denmark Fun Fact: The Palace was given as a … Continue reading

Infanta Pilar Takes Part in Religious Procession on Good Friday

  April 15, 2017 at 7:55 am by

The procession of the Jesus Christ of the Alabarderos

Spain’s Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, assisted in the procession of the Jesus Christ of the Alabarderos yesterday, Good Friday. The traditional procession is organised by the Royal Congregation of the Holy Christ of the Faith, Christ of the Alabarderos and Mary Immaculate, Queen of the Angels, whose home is the only military cathedral in Madrid. The statue of Jesus Christ of the Alabarderos is carried through the streets of Madrid … Continue reading

Princess Eléonore’s Birthday Surprise For Her Papa

  April 15, 2017 at 4:31 am by

Princess Eleonore of Belgium

The Belgian Royal Court released a video of Princess Eléonore playing ‘Happy Birthday’ on a violin on their social media accounts this morning, as a ‘birthday surprise’ for her father, King Philippe. King Philippe – who turns 57 today – is seen at the end of the video giving his younger daughter a hug at the end of her performance. Eléonore has her ninth birthday tomorrow.

Japan’s Crown Prince On Visit To Malaysia

  April 14, 2017 at 2:12 pm by

Crown Prince Naruhito

Crown Prince Naruhito is currently on a five-day official visit to Malaysia, on behalf of the Japanese government to celebrate sixty years of bilateral relations. On Friday April 14, the Prince visited the Tugu Negara (National Monument) in Kuala Lumpur and laid a wreath in honour of Malaysia’s fallen soldiers. He also gave a speech during a special lecture at the Universiti Malaya on the relationship between the two countries, and how … Continue reading

On This Day: Queen Victoria Gives Birth To Her Last Child

  April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom

160 years ago, on April 14, 1857, the ninth and final child – “it is a fine child, and a girl!” [1] – of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was born, two weeks overdue, at Buckingham Palace. Princess Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore was the couple’s fifth daughter, and quickly became a favourite of her parents, who were happy to indulge her in … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: An Afghan-Japanese State Visit

  April 14, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Emperor Hirohito of Japan and Queen Humaira of Afghanistan

April 14, 1969: The monarchs of Japan and Afghanistan pose for a photo at the Tokyo Imperial Palace during the Afghan King’s state visit. Left to right are Emperor Hirohito of Japan, Queen Humaira and King Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan, and Empress Nagako of Japan.

New Portraits of Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Couple

  April 13, 2017 at 4:58 pm by

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has released a series of new photographs of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa are shown in the gardens of one of their homes. Several of the photos feature their pet dog. The photos were taken by Lola Velasco. A series of new photographs of the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg have been released, taken by … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Attend The Royal Maundy Service

  April 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

The traditional Royal Maundy Service took place at the Leicester Cathedral today, with the Queen presenting ‘Maundy Money’ to 91 men and 91 women from the local community in recognition of their contributions to community and church. Queen Elizabeth, wearing a teal suit with felt trim and the Botswana Sorghum Brooch, was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh as she met with the clergy and this year’s recipients during the service. … Continue reading

Early Bloomers: Diana Memorial Garden at Kensington Palace Comes To Life

  April 13, 2017 at 7:44 am by

The White Garden at Kensington Palace

The ‘White Garden’ created by the team of Kensington Palace gardeners to mark the twentieth anniversary of the late Diana, Princess of Wales’s death has bloomed early, to the surprise of those in charge. “It’s bloomed somewhat earlier than we were expecting because of the hot weather,” a spokesperson said of the garden, which can be found in the Palace’s Sunken Garden. A sea of white flowers – interspersed by coloured … Continue reading

Princess Margaret’s Will To Remain Sealed, Judge Rules

  April 12, 2017 at 3:04 pm by

Princess Margaret

The President of the Family Division of the High Court, Sir James Munby, has ruled that the late Princess Margaret’s will is to remain sealed, quashing an application by an individual claiming to be the Princess’s illegitimate daughter. The judge called Malika Benmusa’s claim “a farrago of delusional nonsense”. His ruling was only four sentences long, which he correctly described as “historically short”. This is the second time this year Sir … Continue reading

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