Happy Constitution Day to Norway

  May 17, 2016 at 11:55 pm by

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On May 17th, Norway celebrated it’s National Day. As usual the Norwegian royal family appeared in traditional outfits to look at several children’s parades. At 8:15AM the Crown princely family welcomed the youth of Asker at their private Skaugum estate. Later during the day they appeared on the balcony in Oslo’s royal palace alongside the King and Queen. From the Norwegian royal website: ” a record breaking 119 schools take … Continue reading

Prince William Opens New Breast Cancer Centre at Royal Marsden

  May 17, 2016 at 11:14 pm by

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The Duke of Cambridge has officially opened the new Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea. During his visit to the new centre, which was funded by fashion designer Ralph Lauren and other Royal Marsden contributors, Prince William was given a tour of the new centre’s laboratories before spending time meeting with cancer patients and doctors in the medical day unit. He was … Continue reading

Birthday Girl Máxima Attends First Anniversary Congress of Pension Federation

  May 17, 2016 at 10:14 am by

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Today, Tuesday May 17, the day of her 45th birthday, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was present at the opening of the First Anniversary Congress of Pension Federation at the convention center World Forum in The Hague. De jarige Koningin Máxima vandaag in Den Haag pic.twitter.com/i8Uc3xelXZ — Patrick van Katwijk (@Patrickvkatwijk) May 17, 2016 The Pension Federation represents the interests of about 220 Dutch Pension Funds. The purpose of the congress is to … Continue reading

On This Day: Birth of Edward VII’s First Granddaughter, Alexandra Duff

  May 17, 2016 at 10:00 am by

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125 years ago today, Britain’s future King Edward VII and his wife Alexandra became grandparents when their eldest daughter gave birth to her own daughter. Lady Alexandra Duff was born at East Sheen Lodge, the primary residence of her parents, Princess Louise and Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife. At the time of her birth, Alexandra was fifth in line to the throne after her grandfather, the Prince of Wales, her … Continue reading

It’s A Girl For Prince Amedeo and Princess Elisabetta

  May 17, 2016 at 6:49 am by

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This night Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este and his wife Elisabetta have become the proud parents of a daughter. The baby girl was born at 3:30AM at the Saint-Pierre University Hospital in Brussels. The baby is 52 centimeters long and weighs 3,3 kilograms. Mother and child are both doing well. The court did not announce the name of the baby girl yet. The baby is the first grandchild … Continue reading

Farmer Walks 250 Kilometers to Honour Princess Isabel ‘The Redemptress’ with 128 Roses

  May 17, 2016 at 6:48 am by

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Last Friday it was the 5th successive year that the Brazilian farmer João Paulino paid a moving tribute to Brazil’s would-be empress Isabel, the Princess Imperial (1846-1921). He travelled on foot the 250 kilometers from his hometown Desterro de Melo in the Minais Gerais to the imperial mausoleum in Petrópolis to honour the princess who abolished slavery in Brazil.  His grandfather, who lived to become 110 years old, was still … Continue reading

Palace Shares Details of Prince Oscar’s Christening

  May 17, 2016 at 6:04 am by

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The Royal Palace of Stockholm has released some details about the chritening of Prince Oscar, which will be held on the 27th of May. The officiating clergy at the christening of the little prince will be the Archbisshop of Uppsala, Dr. Antje Jackelén. She will be assisted by Archbishop, assisted by Bisshop Dr. Johan Dalman (Chief Court Chaplain), and by  Michael Bjerkhagen (Court Chaplain) and Rector of the Royal Court … Continue reading

Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna Unveils Statue in Occupied Crimea

  May 17, 2016 at 5:32 am by

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Grand Duchess Vladimirovna of Russia, head of the Imperial Family, went to the Crimea this weekend to unveil a statue of Russia’s last Tsar in the city of Jevpatorija. She will stay in the area until May 20th to mark the 100 years that passed since the last visit of Tsar Nicholas II to the Crimea. The Grand Duchess was accompanied by her son, Grand Duke George Mikhailovich. The head … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Turns 45

  May 17, 2016 at 5:30 am by

Queen Maxima in France

Queen Máxima is celebrating her 45th birthday today at Villa Eikenhorst in Wassenaar. The Dutch Queen was born on May 17th 1971 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as the first child of Jorge Zorreguieta and Maria del Carmen Cerruti. The Queen was named for her great-grandmother, Máxima Bonorino (1874–1965), who was a daughter of Máxima González y de Islas and a relatrive of president Justo José de Irquiza of Argentina. When … Continue reading

Princess Mary Launches Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen

  May 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm by

Crown Princess Mary opens the Women Deliver conference

The 2016 Women Deliver conference focusing on the “health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women” was opened this afternoon in Copenhagen by Crown Princess Mary, who is patron of the conference. During her speech, Mary spoke of what still needs to be done for women’s equality around the globe, and how it is important for men to be involved in the process. “This agenda is not a woman’s agenda but … Continue reading

Princess Leonore, or Leonore the Explorer?

  May 16, 2016 at 10:34 am by

Princess Leonore of Sweden

Swedish Princess Madeleine has shared a new photograph of her two-year-old daughter Leonore today on her Facebook page. The photo shows the young Princess about to climb a small tree, dressed in a pair of denim jeans, a pink jacket and ballet flats, with a large pink bow holding her hair back. Captioned ‘Our little adventurer who never sits still!’, it appears that Leonore enjoys exploring her surroundings and is comfortable … Continue reading

Harry, William and Kate Launch Their Mental Health Campaign

  May 16, 2016 at 10:14 am by

The Cambridges and Prince Harry at the launch of Heads Together

The royal trio of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry today launched their mental health campaign, Heads Together, at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Seven charities are partnering with The Royal Foundation for the campaign to end the stigma of mental health and provide support and care for those suffering, with each of the charities hosting a stall at the launch to highlight different ways to help sufferers. William, Kate … Continue reading

On This Day: Death of Mehmed VI, Last Ottoman Sultan

  May 16, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Mehmed VI, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

90 years ago, the last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire – Mehmed VI – died while living in exile in Italy. He lost his throne in November 1922 when the Grand National Assembly of Turkey was given sovereignty over (what was left of) his empire. This came about thanks to the Ottomans joining World War One on the side of the Central Powers, which ended up costing them a large … Continue reading

Queen’s Birthday Celebration Goes Off With A Bang

  May 16, 2016 at 8:57 am by

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Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday was last night fêted with a spectacular performance on the final day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor Castle. She arrived to the arena with the Duke of Edinburgh in a carriage, before being greeted by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and then taking their seats in the stands for the evening’s entertainment. Among the royals attending were the … Continue reading

Royal Photographs of Romanian Castle!

  May 16, 2016 at 7:00 am by

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HRH Princess Sofia of Romania has issued two photos of the Peleș Castle (Castelul Peleș), that she took on May 10th during the celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Royal House of Romania.  The magic and serenity of the castle have been captured beautifully in the photographs for sure! The Neo-Renaissance castle was built by King Carol I and can be found amongst the great forests … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, May 9-15

  May 16, 2016 at 6:16 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 21.

Duke of Castro Abolishes Salic Law

  May 16, 2016 at 5:04 am by

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The Duke of Castro, one of the claimants of the defunct throne of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, announced that he had changed the succession laws of his family. He abolished the Salic law and made the succession gender neutral. The duke only has two daughters: princessses Maria Carolina and Maria Chiara. The duke announced the change yesterday, the day that both daughters received their Holy confirmation in Rome, … Continue reading

Modest Jubilee Celebrations In Thailand As King Bhumibol’s Health Declines Further

  May 16, 2016 at 4:37 am by

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

King Bhumibol of Thailand is the world longest reigning monarch. On June 9th he will celebrate 70 years on Thailands throne. While his 60th jubilee was celebrated with great pump, this time the celebrations will be more low-key. On the day itself there will be a religious service in the temple of the green Buddha of the royal palace, attended by 770 monks. The health of the 88 year old … Continue reading

Imperial Visit Continues in Florence!

  May 15, 2016 at 3:55 pm by

The Prince and Princess in Florence

Their Imperial Highnesses, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan continued their official visit to Italy yesterday when they visited the city of Florence. Famed for its exquisite architecture, museums and art galleries, it is thought to be the birthplace of the Renaissance. Florence is also renowned as place for the restoration of ancient and rare art and artefacts – in Italy itself and from around the world. And so … Continue reading

Royal Thanks for Bhutan’s Medical Fraternity

  May 15, 2016 at 3:18 pm by

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Today, 15th May, His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Queen Jetson Pema of Bhutan invited the medical team who assisted in the birth of their son to tea at the Lingkana Palace and to thanks them and their colleagues throughout the country for their “tireless, unending and excellent services to the country”. It is 100 days since the birth of HRH Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, Druk … Continue reading

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