Victoria The Weather Girl: Royal Couple Visit Sveriges Television Newsrooms

  April 6, 2017 at 3:34 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel

During a visit to SVT’s newsrooms in Stockholm, Crown Princess Victoria tried her hand at a different occupation – weather presenter. Victoria – who was visiting SVT with husband Prince Daniel to “gain insight into the mission of SVT…and how Swedish people are kept informed” – stepped in front of the green screen and went through a weather report. SVT’s CEO Hanna Stjärne gave the Crown Princess Couple a tour … Continue reading

King Maha Vajiralongkorn Signs New Constitution

  April 6, 2017 at 11:50 am by

King Maha Vajiralongkorn

In an elaborate ceremony in the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall on Thursday, King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand signed the 20th Thai Constitution. The new constitution sets into motion general elections to be held no later than October 2018, but also strengthens the political influence of the military as the constitution states that future governments must “follow the military’s 20-year development plan”. An August 2016 referendum gave approval to the new constitution, … Continue reading

Twenty Years of The Spanish Geographical Society Celebrated With Queen Sofia

  April 6, 2017 at 11:11 am by

Queen Sofia

Queen Sofia of Spain has attended the Spanish Geographical Society’s annual awards ceremony on Thursday at the Mutua Madrileña Auditorium in Madrid. The ceremony was also used to celebrate the Society’s twentieth anniversary. The Queen – wearing a simple navy blue dress and blazer with a set of colourful jewels – helped present awards in the categories of photography, travel, research, communication and innovation, as well as the overall ‘Spanish Geographical Society … Continue reading

The Princess Royal on Visit to Ghana To Mark 60 Years of Independence

  April 6, 2017 at 6:22 am by

Princess Anne

This year the Republic of Ghana celebrates sixty years of independence from the United Kingdom. To mark the anniversary year, the Princess Royal has spent two days this week in the country. Arriving in Accra on April 4, the Princess began her visit with an audience with the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, at Flagstaff House. She then visited the Commonwealth War Graves at Christiansborg War Cemetery and laid a wreath in honour of fallen … Continue reading

Crown Prince Haakon in Liberia

  April 6, 2017 at 5:45 am by

Crown Prince Haakon

The Crown Prince of Norway has been in the west African country of Liberia this week in his role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nation’s Development Program. Prince Haakon spent much of his four-day visit in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. He visited the Fish Market where he met with women and individuals working to promote peace and equality in the country. The following day, Haakon spoke with survivors … Continue reading

Spanish Monarchs Begin State Visit to Japan

  April 5, 2017 at 8:13 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain and the Emperor of Japan

The King and Queen of Spain officially began their state visit to Japan on Wednesday, with a traditional welcoming at the Tokyo Imperial Palace by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were also present at the welcoming. In the afternoon, King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited the National Museum of Science and Innovation to see projects that have been … Continue reading

Abdullah II and Rania of Jordan at the White House

  April 5, 2017 at 4:40 pm by

The Jordanian King and Queen with the US President and First Lady

Jordan’s King Abdulah II and Queen Rania visited the White House on Wednesday. Upon their arrival to the residence gate, the couple were welcomed by President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. After posing for photos, the couples moved to the Oval Office and held brief talks. Queen Rania and the First Lady joined their husbands during the official press conference held following the two leaders. During the conference, both the King and President Trump delivered remarks … Continue reading

Hola Panda! Queen Sofia Visits Madrid Zoo Aquarium’s Newest Panda Cub

  April 5, 2017 at 2:44 pm by

Queen Sofia

Queen Sofia of Spain stopped in the Madrid Zoo Aquarium on Wednesday where she saw the zoo’s newest panda cub, Chulina, on her first walk outside of her pagoda habitat. Chulina is the first female giant panda that had been born at the Zoo. She was born last August and has remained kept inside the panda enclosure’s pagoda away from the public for the first formative months of her life. … Continue reading

UN Secretary-General Lunches With Belgian King and Queen

  April 5, 2017 at 12:28 pm by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

On Wednesday April 5, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians welcomed the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the Royal Palace of Laeken for lunch. The couple posed for photos with António Guterres before sitting down for a meal. The Secretary-General was in Belgium for the Syrian Aid Conference. Rencontre avec @antonioguterres Secrétaire général des @UN pic.twitter.com/68nfRpk6ij — Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) April 5, 2017

Queen Margrethe Meets Ukrainian President

  April 5, 2017 at 11:38 am by

Queen Margrethe with the Ukrainian President

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II had an audience with the President of the Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, at Christian IX’s Palace in Amalienborg. They were joined by the Danish Minister for Education and Research, Søren Pind.

Cambridges and Harry Remember Westminster Attack Victims During Service of Hope

  April 5, 2017 at 11:15 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry

At Westminster Abbey on Wednesday morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined victims, their families and first responders that were caught up in the Westminster terror attack on March 22. Upon their arrival to the Abbey, Prince William – who was attending the service in his role as patron of the Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund, laid a wreath at the Innocent Victims Memorial. He … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima At Work

  April 5, 2017 at 10:51 am by

Queen Maxima

The King and Queen of the Netherlands were going about their regular duties on Wednesday, in The Hague and Amsterdam respectively. King Willem-Alexander paid a visit to the Dutch Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), an institute under the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences of which the King is patron. Here he was informed about recent research the NIDI has undertaken into population issues affecting the Netherlands – the main topics of focus being migration, … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Attends 42nd Street West End Premiere for EACH

  April 4, 2017 at 8:13 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

As patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, the Duchess of Cambridge was present for the opening night of the hit musical 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on London’s West End on Tuesday night. Catherine – who wore a red full-skirted cocktail dress from Marchesa – was welcomed by the show’s co-producer and director, and was presented with a copy of the show program by 12-year-old Ollie Duell, who … Continue reading

Citizens of Fredensborg Welcome Queen Margrethe At Start of Spring Residence

  April 4, 2017 at 7:58 pm by

Queen Margrethe

The traditional torchlit procession to Fredensborg Palace took place on Tuesday night, as the citizens of the town welcomed Queen Margrethe II as she takes up residence in the Palace for the spring season. Hundreds gathered in the courtyard of the Palace as the Queen was presented with flowers by the Mayor of Fredensborg, Thomas Lykke Pedersen, who asked her to pass on his condolences to Prince Henrik following the death … Continue reading

Prince Harry Continues Mother’s Support For A Landmine-Free World

  April 4, 2017 at 6:48 pm by

Prince Harry

Following in his late mother’s footsteps, Prince Harry spoke at a reception on Tuesday night about the importance of a landmine-free world for future generations. “It is estimated that 60 million people still live in fear from the threat of landmines. In 2015, global deaths and injuries from landmines reached a ten-year high; but perhaps more shocking is the fact that almost 80% of them were civilians. It is typically … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Meet Pope Francis At The Vatican

  April 4, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

Prince Charles and Pope Francis

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had a private audience with Pope Francis on Tuesday as part of their week-long tour of Europe. Taking place in the Pope Paul VI Audience Hall, the audience lasted twenty minutes. Afterwards, the couple and the Pope presented each other with gifts – a hamper of goods from the Highgrove estate for Pope Francis; a bronze olive branch and the Pope’s papal … Continue reading

Diplomatic Reception Hosted At Château de Berg

  April 4, 2017 at 2:39 pm by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family

Grand Duke Henri hosted a reception for members of the diplomatic corp on Tuesday April 4 at Château de Berg in central Luxembourg.  The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean Asselborn, was at the head of the diplomats assigned to Luxembourg for the reception. The Grand Duke, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie welcomed their guests and mingled with them throughout the reception.

Another Day, Another Exhibition For Juan Carlos and Sofia

  April 4, 2017 at 11:09 am by

Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos

It was a case of deja vu for King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain on Tuesday as they attended the opening of an exhibition celebrating the 80th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica (they had attended another exhibition opening the day before). The couple were given a tour of the exhibition, entitled ‘Piety and Terror in Picasso: The Road to Guernica” after the famous painting which is regarded as one of … Continue reading

I Should Be So Lucky: Kylie Minogue Receives Britain-Australia Award From Prince Philip

  April 4, 2017 at 8:09 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh with Kylie Minogue

The Duke of Edinburgh has presented Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue with the Britain-Australia Society’s Award for 2016 during a private audience at Windsor Castle. The award is in recognition of the star’s contributions to Anglo-Australian relations. “I’m a proud Aussie but Britain has a very strong place in my heart having lived and worked here for many years. The Society does a wonderful job to promote the rich cultural ties … Continue reading

King Felipe and Queen Letizia Arrive In Japan Ahead Of State Visit

  April 4, 2017 at 7:47 am by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia arrived in Japan on the afternoon of April 4 ahead of their state visit to the country. Their plane landed at Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport) where they were welcomed by a number of officials, and a small crowd of fans. The couple will spend the next three days in Japan, upon the invitation of Emperor Akihito. King Felipe and Queen Letizia’s visit will focus … Continue reading

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