“It’s Game On, Down Under!” Prince Harry Launches 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney

  June 7, 2017 at 7:12 am by

Prince Harry

Prince Harry jokingly threw down the gauntlet today as he launched the 2018 Invictus Games at Admiralty House in Sydney, telling the Australian team that “it’s game on, down under” as they prep for both this year’s games and the next. In his speech, the Prince described the guilt he felt at being withdrawn from the front line in Afghanistan in February 2008 after his presence was revealed by an … Continue reading

On This Day: Death of Lilian, Princess of Réthy

  June 7, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Lilian, Princess de Rethy

Today is the fifteenth anniversary of the death of Lilian, Princess of Réthy, second wife of Belgium’s King Leopold III. She died at the age of 85 at the home she had shared with her husband, Domaine d’Argenteuil, in Waterloo. Her funeral a week later was held at the Church of Our Lady in Laeken, after which the Princess was interred – against her wishes – into the Royal Crypt there, beside King … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Family Celebrate National Day

  June 6, 2017 at 6:43 pm by

The Swedish Royal Family

The Swedish Royal Family have today celebrated the country’s National Day with the usual celebrations in several cities. Prince Carl Philip kicked off the day in Stockholm, opening the doors to the Royal Palace for the traditional open day to the Palace where members of the public can visit for free. King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia were meanwhile in Kronberg, where they visited Kosta Boda to mark its 275th anniversary … Continue reading

Denmark’s Crown Princess Visits Paris For OECD Forum

  June 6, 2017 at 5:15 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark spoke at the OECD Forum in Paris on Tuesday, an annual forum hosted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.  “We need to find the opportunities in the challenges, take a longer view, and use more of the resources available to us. Our answer to these challenges cannot simply be more of the same. We are at the beginning of a new era of development … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Praise Work of Emergency Services Following London Attacks

  June 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall made unannounced visits to the Metropolitan Police’s Central Communications Command and the Royal London Hospital on Tuesday where they met first responders and victims of Saturday night’s terrorist attack in London. Charles and Camilla heard about police officers’ valiant efforts in the immediate aftermath of the attack, which left seven people dead and dozens wounded, as they rushed to the scene on London … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Visit CNTA For 25th Anniversary

  June 6, 2017 at 11:08 am by

Queen Letizia and King Felipe

The King and Queen of Spain visited San Adrián, in Navarre, on Tuesday where they attended twenty-fifth anniversary celebrations of the National Centre for Food Technology and Security at the organisation’s headquarters. King Felipe and Queen Letizia, wearing a wine red blouse and white skirt with a floral print, first listened to a presentation on the research projects currently being undertaken by the CNTA, which include studies on superfoods and micro … Continue reading

New Pictures of Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar Released Ahead of National Day Celebrations

  June 6, 2017 at 6:22 am by

Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar

The Swedish Royal House has released new pictures ahead of today’s National Day celebrations. Two pictures were released, one features Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, while the second picture features only Princess Estelle. They were taken in the garden of Haga Palace and were photographed by Erika Gerdemark. Happy National Day Sweden! Nationaldagshälsning från Kungafamiljen, genom Prinsessan Estelle och Prins Oscar. Foto: Erika Gerdemark/Kungahuset.se #kungahuset #nationaldagen #6juni A post shared by … Continue reading

Two Goals For The Prince: Harry Leads Team To Victory In Singapore

  June 5, 2017 at 5:07 pm by

Prince Harry

At the Singapore Polo Club on Monday Prince Harry helped his team to victory in the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, which raised money for the charity he founded in 2006 with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. The Prince scored two goals during the final two chukkas of the match, which sealed the 5-2 win for Sentebale ISPS Handa against St Regis. Prior to the match, the 300-strong crowd – which included Downton … Continue reading

Margrethe and Henrik Unveil Statue Ahead of Golden Wedding Anniversary

  June 5, 2017 at 4:43 pm by

The Danish Royal Family

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary – 50 years – on June 10, and to mark the occasion, the pair unveiled a statue in the private gardens of Fredensborg Palace today. The Prince, a keen artist, designed the statue himself and named it ‘Miss Fredensborg’. It is Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik’s anniversary gift to each other. Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, … Continue reading

Back to School: Duke of York Visits His Alma Mater

  June 5, 2017 at 5:13 am by

Prince Andrew

The Duke of York paid a visit to his alma mater, Gordonstoun, on Monday, meeting current pupils and staff, and even catching up with some familiar faces. The school’s business students showed their royal visitor an exhibition of their business ideas. It was then to the performance arts centre, where the Prince watched pupils from the junior school perform the opening number of The Lion King, and a scene from the Year … Continue reading

Prince Harry Begins Singaporean Visit

  June 4, 2017 at 7:25 pm by

Prince Harry in Singapore

On Sunday June 4, Prince Harry began his visit to Singapore on behalf of his charity Sentebale. His first engagement was at the British High Commissioners’s residence, Eden Hall, where the Prince was shown a demonstration of Action for AIDS Singapore’s mobile testing van that provides rapid HIV tests. In the evening, Prince Harry attended an iftar, the breaking of Ramadan fast, at the Jamiyah Singapore Centre. He was welcomed by … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe Attends Service Celebrating 500 Years Since The Reformation

  June 4, 2017 at 2:57 pm by

Queen Margrethe

The Queen of Denmark was present on Sunday afternoon at the Haderslev Cathedral for a national service of worship marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Wearing a bubblegum pink suit, Queen Margrethe II joined Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen and the President of the Folketinget, Pia Kjærsgaard, for the service.  The Reformation took place on October 31, 1517 with Martin Luther’s Ninety-five Theses.

Hitting The Water: Prince Albert Takes Part In First Water Bike Challenge

  June 4, 2017 at 2:04 pm by

Prince Albert

Monaco’s Prince Albert hit the 21km stretch of water between Nice and Monaco on Sunday as part of the inaugural Riviera Water Bike Challenge, held to raise money for the Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco. He was joined by a number of famous athletes, such as Formula One’s David Coulthard and Nico Rosberg, marathon champion Paula Radcliffe, and South African Olympic swimming Ryk Neethling. Princess Charlene, who was originally said to have … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Istana Nurul Iman

  June 4, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Istana Nurul Iman

Location: Bandar Seri Begawan, Nation of Brunei Built: 1982-1984 Architect: Leandro Valencia Locsin Commissioned By: Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Style: Islamic, Malay Rooms: 1,788 On The Palace Grounds: Mosque, Royal Stables Current Owner: H.M. The Sultan of Brunei Current Use: Official residence of H.M. The Sultan of Brunei and the Royal Family; seat of the Brunei Government Fun Fact: The Palace cost the Sultan $USD1.4billion to construct A full list of Palace Profiles can be found here.

Máxima Dons Roksanda Jumpsuit For Holland Festival Opening

  June 3, 2017 at 6:59 pm by

Queen Maxima

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was present for the opening performance of the 70th Holland Festival on Saturday evening at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. The Dutch National Opera gave the first performance of the Festival, Mariavespers. The Queen donned a black, pink and baby blue colour block jumpsuit from Roksanda Ilincic, with pink open-toe heels and diamond jewels for the event. Queen Máxima at opening of the 70th Holland Festival in Amsterdam … Continue reading

Sunshine Yellow: Queen Elizabeth Enjoys Derby Day At Epsom

  June 3, 2017 at 3:14 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

The sun was shining at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Saturday as Queen Elizabeth and Princess Alexandra of Kent arrived for the Investec Derby Day. Her Majesty (who has only missed to Derby Days during her reign) was aptly dressed in a sunshine yellow coat and matching hat over a floral dress for the event. Princess Alexandra opted for an apple green skirt and blouse with a cream hat. The Queen and her … Continue reading

Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Hamdan Attend Epsom Oaks Race

  June 3, 2017 at 7:00 am by

Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Hamdan

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the Oaks Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, England. Sheikh Mohammed had one win yesterday, by G K Chesterton winning The Investec Mile (Handicap) race. 02.06.17 HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and … Continue reading

On This Day: Edward and Wallis Wed At Château de Candé

  June 3, 2017 at 4:00 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor on their wedding day in 1937

The wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor on June 3, 1937 couldn’t have been more different to previous British royal weddings if it tried. For one thing, until December of 1936 the Duke of Windsor had previously held the title of King Edward VIII. For another, the bride was an American divorcee, the former Bessiewallis (known as Wallis) Warfield Simpson. Finally, the wedding took place not in England … Continue reading

Princess Mako Visits Bhutan

  June 2, 2017 at 7:55 pm by

The King and Queen of Bhutan and Princess Mako

Japanese Princess Mako has been in Bhutan the past few days on an official visit, and on Friday she met with the country’s King and Queen at the Tashichhodzong. Following their audience, the royal party travelled to Lingkana Palace for luncheon. They then posed for photographs in the gardens of the Palace, where they were joined by the adorable 16-month-old Prince Jigme Namgyel, son of King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema. Later … Continue reading

Bahrain’s Sheikha Fatima Al Danah Completes Secondary Education

  June 2, 2017 at 7:36 pm by

Sheikha Fatima Al Danah of Bahrain

Sheikha Fatima Al Danah bint Salman Al Khalifa, elder daughter of the Crown Prince of Bahrain, has completed her secondary education at the preparatory college Riffa Views International School. Her graduation ceremony on Friday was attended by her father, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and her grandmother, Queen Sheikha Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa. The Crown Prince gave a speech at the graduation, wishing the graduating students “a prosperous and successful … Continue reading

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