Flashback Friday: Grace Kelly In New York To Honour Alfred Hitchcock

  April 29, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Grace Kelly with Alfred Hitchcock

April 29, 1974: Princess Grace of Monaco attends the Film Society of Lincoln Centre’s Gala Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock in New York City. Grace worked with the award-winning director on three films during her seven-year acting career: Dial M for Murder, Rear Window and To Catch A Thief.

William and Kate’s Fifth Wedding Anniversary

  April 29, 2016 at 9:00 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their wedding day

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary (doesn’t time simply fly?!). They were married on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey. To mark their half-decade as a married couple, here are five of the most memorable photographs from their wedding: Catherine Middleton arrives at Westminster Abbey, giving the first full look at her Alexander McQueen wedding gown, as her sister Pippa prepares her train A … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Makes Postponed Visit to Burkina Faso

  April 29, 2016 at 7:49 am by

Crown Princess Mary in Burkina Faso

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has spent two days in the West African country of Burkina Faso this week, learning about what is being done to promote women’s sexual and reproductive health. She was meant to make the back in January, but it was postponed due to the terrorist attack which occurred in the country’s capital right before the visit. On Wednesday, the Crown Princess began with a visit to a local … Continue reading

Princess Marie Anunciata Talks To Tory Birch

  April 29, 2016 at 7:25 am by

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Princess Marie Anunciata of Liechtenstein, the pretty eldest daughter of Prince Nicolaus of Liechtenstein and Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg gave an interview to the blog  Tory Daily of Tory Birtch, which focussed on tunics. The princess – who  works in modern art- spoke about her style. The purpose of the article was to highlight the ‘tunic’. According to the princess ‘it’s effortless, elegant and feminine all whilst being comfortable.’ She … Continue reading

King’s Day Leads To Online Bullying And A Sold-Out Dress

  April 29, 2016 at 7:04 am by

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As discussed here, the Dutch royal family celebrated the king’s birthday on April 27th in Zwolle. And as usual the Dutch newspapers and population have used yesterday and today to discuss their impressions of the day, which led to online bullying and a sold out dress. The three princesses were an utter delight. In previous years they were a bit more shy and in the background, staying close to their … Continue reading

Look Back: King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50th Birthday

  April 29, 2016 at 4:48 am by

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While we are eagerly waiting for the main festivities in Stockholm to start, let’s look back at Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50th birthday in 1996. The king and Queen decided to make it a gala event, which means: tiaras! The king had a good reason to celebrate his birthday in style: he had been voted ‘most popular man in Sweden’ for several years in a row and the support for the … Continue reading

The Dog-Lover Duchess Visits Small Animals Hospital

  April 28, 2016 at 5:12 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall meets with a furry friend during an animal hospital visit

She is well-known as a keen dog-lover so it made perfect sense the Duchess of Cornwall was all beaming smiles as she attended the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Queen Mother Hospital for Small Animals in Hatfield today. Camilla – wearing a favourite purple and green tartan skirt and jacket – was given a tour of the Hospital to see how funds provided by the Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust, … Continue reading

Whoops! Countess of Wessex Accidentally Sends Ball Flying Towards Photographers At Hockey Event

  April 28, 2016 at 4:29 pm by

The Countess of Wessex reacts after sending a ball flying past a pack of photographers during a visit to the English men's hockey team

The Countess of Wessex lined up to take aim at the goal net during a visit to the English men’s hockey team today at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, but unfortunately for her, her shot didn’t follow quite the course and instead went flying off to the side narrowly missing the pack of press photographers covering the event. As she watched where the ball ended up, Sophie’s hand flew to her … Continue reading

Royal Historical Event: The Death of Strongbow

  April 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm by

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On April 20th, 1176 Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke – who is more commonly known by his nickname ‘Strongbow’ – died in Dublin. Strongbow is best remembered for his pivotal role in the Norman Invasion of Ireland. It is believed that Richard de Clare was born around 1130 in Tonbridge, Kent and was the eldest son of Gilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Pembroke and Isabel de Beaumont. The de … Continue reading

Meet the In-Laws: Princess Alix Introduces Fiancé to Uncles

  April 28, 2016 at 11:51 am by

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Princess Alix de Ligne took her fiance Count Guillaume de Dampierre to São Paulo, Brazil to introduce him to her august uncles, Prince Dom Luiz of Brazil (77), chef of the Imperial family and Dom Bertrand (75), Prince Imperial. Also present were Princess Alix’ cousins, Prince Rafael of Brazil and Prince Pedro Alberto de Orleans-Bragança. Princess Alix and Count Guillaume will marry in two months in Belgium. They invited their … Continue reading

Royal Gathering in Monaco to Honour King Juan Carlos I

  April 28, 2016 at 11:29 am by

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On April 21st Don Alvaro de Orleans-Borbon organised a party in Monaco to honour his cousin, King Juan Carlos I of Spain. The event would have been largely unnoticed by the photo agencies and consequently the royal online community, were it not for prince Jean of France. The duke of Vendôme shared some photos of the event on his blog that were taken by David Nivière. Among the guests were … Continue reading

First Photos of the Newborn ‘Prince of Asturias’

  April 28, 2016 at 10:57 am by

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The duke and duchess of Parma have shared three photographs of their newborn son Carlos Enrique Leonard, who was born on April 24th at the Haga Juliana Birth Center in The Hague. The photos were taken at the home of the duke and duchess in The Hague. Apart from the photos, the duke and duchess also expressed their gratitude for the the excellent guidance and care of Dr. A.H. Feitema … Continue reading

Look Back: King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 40th Birthday

  April 28, 2016 at 10:38 am by

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While the Swedish king is looking forward to celebrate his 70th birthday in great style on saturday, it may be a nice moment to look back at his previous round birthdays. The first time the king celebrated his birthday in a big way was on April 30th 1986. Below is a group photo from the birthday party. The king and Queen of Sweden are flanked by king Olav V of … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Baptises a New Installation Vessel

  April 28, 2016 at 9:15 am by

Queen Mathilde at the baptism of the new vessel

Today, Thursday April 28, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians baptised a new dredging installation vessel, Vole Au Vent, in the port of Ostend in West-Flanders in the presence of the Governor of the West-Flanders, Carl Decaluwe and the State Secretary for Social Fraud, Privacy and the North Sea Bart Tommelein. Baptême navire d'installation 'Vole au Vent' de #JanDeNul pour la construction d'éoliennes #énergieéolienne #Ostende pic.twitter.com/QtWUnNA3kx — Belgian Royal Palace … Continue reading

Papa-Daughter Date: Felipe and Leonor Enjoy Evening at UEFA Semi-Final

  April 28, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Princess Leonor and King Felipe attend the UEFA semi-final match

Last night, the UEFA Champions League semi-final match between Atletico de Madrid and Bayern Munich had two royal spectators in King Felipe VI and his eldest daughter, Princess Leonor. The two royals were seen in the VIP section of the Vicente Calderon Stadium as the Spanish team defeated its German rival 1-0 to gain the advantage in the path to the final at the end of May (the King leapt … Continue reading

Crown Prince Frederik Visits Danish and Australian Troops in Iraq

  April 28, 2016 at 8:38 am by

Crown Prince Frederik in Iraq with the Danish troops

The Danish Royal Court has confirmed that Crown Prince Frederik paid a visit to the Danish troops stationed at the Al Asad Air Base in Iraq yesterday, April 27. Frederik had breakfast with the troops at Camp Havoc before he was briefed about their current mission, which is to train Iraqi soldiers to assist in the fight against ISIS, and developments which have been made. He later went out to the … Continue reading

Happy Koningsdag! The Orange-Nassaus Celebrate in Zwolle

  April 27, 2016 at 5:38 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands with their three daughters on Koningsdag

We’ve come to the end of April, and in the Netherlands that means one thing: Koningsday! This year the event was held in Zwolle. Despite the early signs of rain and unpleasant weather, the clouds managed to hold themselves together as the Dutch Royal Family descended on the city for a day of games, entertainment and socialising. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima again brought their three daughters – Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and … Continue reading

Having a GrandFest of a Time As Camilla is Introduced to a Unique Type of Wool

  April 27, 2016 at 2:11 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall at the opening of GrandFest 2016

The Duchess of Cornwall was slightly taken aback today as she attended the opening of GrandFest 2016 held at the Geffrey Museum, learning from one exhibitor precisely what her knitting was made of. Elizabeth Lee told the Duchess how she thought it was a “shame to waste” the hair she brushes from her pet Samoyeds so she decided one day to spin it into wool for her knitting. “It must be very therapeutic. I … Continue reading

Japan’s Imperial Family Host Spring Garden Party

  April 27, 2016 at 9:52 am by

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Members of the Japanese Imperial Family today hosted their annual spring garden party at the Akasaka Palace attended by hundreds of guests from Japanese society. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko led all the adult members of the family as they mingled with guests throughout the afternoon. In traditional form, the Imperial ladies all donned suits in neutral and pastel shades of cream, greens and blues. Only Princess Tsuguko went a different way, … Continue reading

Missing Royal Remains, Part 1: Henry I of England

  April 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm by

King Henry I of England

The recent discovery, identification and reburial of the remains of Richard III of England has given fresh interest in search for the remains of several Kings of England whose remains are currently missing. We will start this series with King Henry I of England, who reigned from 1100 until his death in 1135. Henry was born in 1068 and was a younger son of William the Conqueror and Matilda of … Continue reading

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