Oh This Old Thing…

  June 14, 2016 at 5:56 pm by

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were honorary guests at the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland’s Garden Party at Hillsborough Castle today. Last year royal guests were The Earl and Countess of Wessex and the year before Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh attended. Embed from Getty Images Arriving in County Down after signing the book of condolence for the victims in Orlando, the couple were greeted to … Continue reading

Royals Offer Condolences After Shooting in Orlando, Florida

  June 14, 2016 at 8:57 am by

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Following the horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Florida over the weekend, a number of European royals have sent their condolences to US President Barack Obama. 49 people were killed in the shooting at Pulse nightclub, while a further 53 were injured. A statement was released yesterday on behalf of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh: The Queen: "Prince Philip & I have been shocked by the events in Orlando. … Continue reading

Crown Princess Margareta Welcomes Guests From France

  June 14, 2016 at 8:50 am by

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Yesterday, a delegation of civic and business representatives from France visited the Elisabeta Palace as guests of Her Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Margareta and Prince Radu. Princess Maria was also in attendance. The Royal Family of Romania website stated that the delegation included members of the members of the Unité Association Capétienne including His Royal Highness Prince Charles-Philippe d’Orléans and Mr Jacques-Henri Auclair, president of the association. Their visit to Romania … Continue reading

Formal Dress for Emperor and Empress at Awards Ceremony

  June 14, 2016 at 6:21 am by

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Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended the 72nd Japan Art Academy Awards Ceremony yesterday in Tokyo. Their Majesties were dressed formally, with the Emperor wearing a black morning suit, grey waistcoat and grey tie, whilst the Empress wore a traditional Kimomo in grey silk fabric with fern-green embroidery. The Emperor and Empress both take a keen interest in the arts, most notably for music, and regularly request … Continue reading

It’s A Red Day For The Royal Ladies

  June 13, 2016 at 11:58 pm by

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Red seems to be the choice today for three royal ladies, The Duchess of Cambridge, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Eugenie. The Duchess of Cambridge recycled a red Catherine Walker coat which she first wore 5 years ago and Lock & Co hat. She wore red pumps and carried a red clutch as well. The Duchess of Cambridge was attending the annual Order of the Garter service with the Royal … Continue reading

Carl Philip and Sofia Attend Stenhammer Day with Baby Alexander

  June 13, 2016 at 11:10 pm by

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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia were amongst the crowd today at Stenhammer Day that was arranged jointly by the Swedish University of Agriculture and the Stenhammer Estate’s Management group. And they brought with them Prince Alexander, who was kept snug in his pram. Today is the couple’s first wedding anniversary. King Carl Gustaf was also there, making the welcoming speech to those attending this year’s event which had a … Continue reading

Jubilee Park Opened in Oslo By Royal Grandchildren

  June 13, 2016 at 10:58 pm by

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Four of King Harald and Queen Sonja’s grandchildren today were on hand to help open the Jubilee Park at Dronningparken which sits in the grounds of the Royal Palace of Oslo. Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus, Leah Isadora and Emma Tallulah Behn each planted a rowan tree as part of the opening, which included the unveiling of an ‘insect hotel’ that was the gift of the City of Oslo to the King for … Continue reading

2016 Longines Ladies Award Goes to The Princess Royal

  June 13, 2016 at 10:24 pm by

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Tonight, the Princess Royal was awarded the 2016 Longines Ladies Award for her contribution to the equestrian world in an awards dinner at the Natural History Museum. “She is a formidably talented horsewoman and deserves huge praise for her achievements,” Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing of Longines, said in the statement announcing the Princess’s receipt of the award. During the dinner, Anne spoke of how proud she was … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Visit Friesland Province

  June 13, 2016 at 9:55 pm by

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Today, Monday June 13, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima paid a visit to the Friesland Province. Upon their arrival in St. Annaparochie, the Royal Couple was welcomed by the students of the Campus Middelsee that was visited by the King and Queen. The Campus not only provides education for pupils but it is also an educational facility that aims to connect students with local business. Koningspaar op streekbezoek in … Continue reading

A Knight to Remember….

  June 13, 2016 at 9:46 pm by

Queen Elizabeth at the Order of the Garter ceremony

If there was ever a day, other than the state opening of parliament, where the British Monarchy shows off that tried and tested pomp and circumstance, it would be Garter Day. Due to wet weather unfortunately we didn’t get to see the beautiful procession of carriages and royals arrived in cars instead. Despite the damp weather, hundreds of well-wishers turned out to watch the royal event. The Order of the … Continue reading

Princess Mary Attends Naming Of A Ship

  June 13, 2016 at 5:25 pm by

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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended naming of a tanker at Langelinie, Copenhagen. Arriving to the event, dressed in white with a wide brim hat, Crown Princess Mary was welcomed by Johan Wedell-Wedellsborg, the chairman of the shipping company Weco Shipping. Princess Mary gave a short speech then toured the tanker. Idag har Kronprinsesse Mary fået overrakt en BoBull-blomsterbuket. 🌸👸🏼 #stordag #KronprinsesseMary #dåb #event #bobull #blomsterdesigner A photo posted by … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Hands Over New National Flag

  June 13, 2016 at 8:47 am by

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Queen Letizia of Spain delivered the new National Flag to Speciality of Engineers Regiment Number 11 this morning in Salamanca, Spain. Embed from Getty Images The ceremony started with the National Anthem, Queen Letizia then reviews the the line of honors and then the old farewell flag ceremony took place. Queen Letizia then gave the new flag to Colonel chief of the Regiment. Queen Letizia gave a speech where she … Continue reading

70 Years A King!

  June 13, 2016 at 7:07 am by

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His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, the world’s longest reigning monarch, has now been on the throne for 70 years – the anniversary of his accession having been on 9th June. The celebration were, however, quite subdued considering the importance of the occasion because His Majesty has been in hospital for several month  due to ill health and his advancing years.  Only last week, the much loved and revered King … Continue reading

Claire Is Pretty In Red As She Attends A Charity Dinner With Félix

  June 13, 2016 at 5:51 am by

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Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg attended a charity dinner for Le Sourire de Lucie. Le Sourire de Lucie helps families with children that are affected with Sjogren-Larsson syndrome. The event was held at at Château Les Crostes. Prince Félix and Princess Claire are supporters of Le Sourire de Lucie. Merci à la princesse Claire et au Prince Félix de Luxembourg pour leur action au profit du sourire de Lucie. … Continue reading

A Royal Wedding in Tonga

  June 13, 2016 at 3:56 am by

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Earlier this month, a niece of King Tupou VI of Tonga was married in a traditional ceremony held at the Free Wesleyan Church of Fasi-moe-Afi ‘a Tungi. The Honourable Lupeolo Halaevalu Moheofo Virginia Rose Tuita, daughter of the Princess Royal Pilolevu -sister of King Tupou VI – married Lopeti Aleamotu’a having accepted his proposal of marriage in January. Attending the wedding ceremony were: The Queen Mother of Tonga, Her Majesty … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Attend ‘Big Lunch’ in Gloucestershire

  June 12, 2016 at 9:45 pm by

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While the rest of the royal family were in London for the Patron’s Lunch, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in Gloucestershire, attending the local Big Lunch with their neighbours. The pair sat, chatted and ate egg sandwiches and cakes with over 100 locals, not letting the damp weather ruin any spirits. A number of children participated in the costumer competition, dressing up as Kings, Queens and … Continue reading

Happy and Relaxed at a Conservation Event!

  June 12, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

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Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako have today visited the city of Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, north-east of Tokyo to attend a conservation event.  During the visit, Crown Prince Naruhito made a speech in which he spoke of the importance of involving a large range of people in the conservation of greenery and water resources. Later, Their Imperial Highnesses planted a tree in a ceremony held at … Continue reading

To the East for HRH The Gyalsey!

  June 12, 2016 at 4:57 pm by

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As Bhutan said farewell to King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden on Saturday at Paro Airport, another special event was taking place on the other side of the country… Their Majesties King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema have started a tour in the East of Bhutan, arriving in the small, mountain enclosed town of Gyalpozhing. Along with the King and Queen came their baby … Continue reading

Queen Rania Learns About Different Ways To Help The Underprivileged

  June 12, 2016 at 4:26 pm by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited the Mujaddidun Society for Charity and Development which took place at the Iraq Al Amir Secondary School for boys. During Queen Rania’s visit, she met with volunteers from the Mujaddidun Society. She was briefed on different Society’s programs that aim to promote volunteer work among the young people in Jordan during the holy month of Ramadan. Her Majesty also got a brief from … Continue reading

Farewell From Sweden to Bhutan

  June 12, 2016 at 4:17 pm by

Arrival to Paro airport. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia was welcomed by the Bhutanese kingss two youngest sisters.

On Saturday 11th June, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have bid farewell to Bhutan following their successful, busy and colourful State Visit. A farewell ceremony took place at Paros International Airport, amid brightly coloured flags and a large portrait of the King and Queen – symbolic of the high respect and genuine warmth shown to Their Majesties during the last few days. Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck and … Continue reading

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