Prince Daniel Opens Interactive Children’s Exhibition in Berlin

  April 11, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

Prince Daniel explores the new book exhibition at the Swedish Embassy in Berlin

Sweden’s Prince Daniel is currently in Germany for a few days of official business, and today he opened an interactive children’s book exhibition at the Swedish Embassy in Berlin. Entitled ‘Frech, wild und wunderbar – schwedische Kinderbuchwelten’ the exhibition highlights popular and well-known Swedish book characters, including Pippi Longstocking.  The exhibition also focuses on the Swedish “Rum för barn”, which translates to ‘Room for Children’ and aims to facilitate the “curiosity … Continue reading

William and Kate’s Second Day in India

  April 11, 2016 at 5:05 pm by

William and Kate in India, day two

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent the second day of their Indian tour in Mumbai and New Delhi. First the couple attended a ‘Great for Collaboration’ exhibition showcasing young entrepreneurs in the country, where they were shown a number of different technological developments. Both William and Kate took a turn at typing out ‘George’ on a braille machine, before the Duke launched the Tech Rocketship Awards for 2016-2017. … Continue reading

Kate Dazzles in Beaded Blue Gown at Bollywood Gala

  April 10, 2016 at 10:41 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge attends a gala in Mumbai

Finishing their first day in Mumbai, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this evening attended a gala dinner hosted by the British High Commissioner to India and the British Asian Trust at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel that was attended by Bollywood actors, business and charity people. Kate looked wonderful in a bespoke sapphire blue Jenny Packham evening gown, that had beading on the bodice and sleeves which was sewn in … Continue reading

Princess Benedikte Attends Inauguration Concert at St Peter’s

  April 10, 2016 at 7:02 pm by

Princess Benedikte

A centuries-old church organ that was restored over a 25-year period was today inaugurated at St Peter’s Church in Næstved with Princess Benedikte present. The Princess, wearing a navy blue coat over a pale frock with a grey hat, attended the concert that was performed by the church’s choir and organist Christian Kampmann Larsen. The organ dates back to 1586 and its refurbishment has cost 4.6millionDKK. Today, Princess Benedikte attended the … Continue reading

Extraordinary Monastery Visit by the King

  April 10, 2016 at 4:52 pm by

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  His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan took part in what has been described as a “sacred and extraordinary” event today, when he visited a Buddhist monastery to donate specially made sandalwood boxes to store ancient relics held there. Like many monasteries in mountainous Bhutan, the Chagri Monastery is in an isolated location, towards the northern end of the Thimpu Valley, high up in the hills.  The … Continue reading

The Cambridges Kick Start Tour of India in Mumbai

  April 10, 2016 at 8:30 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their first day in India

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Mumbai this morning for their week-long tour of India and Bhutan. Their first public appearance was at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, where they will be staying whilst in Mumbai. William and Kate laid a wreath at the memorial to those who were killed in the 2008 terrorist attack at the hotel and other areas of the city. Kate arrival outfit is from … Continue reading

First Baby on the Way for Amedeo and Elisabetta…Next Month!

  April 9, 2016 at 5:46 pm by

Amedeo and Elisabetta

After brief rumblings of a pregnancy this week, the Belgian Royal Court has confirmed that Prince Amedeo, eldest son of Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz, and his wife Elisabetta are expecting their first child. And the biggest surprise is that the baby is due sometime next month! The baby will be the first grandchild on both sides of the family, and will be the first great-grandchild of King Albert and … Continue reading

Norwegian State Visit to Italy Comes To An End

  April 8, 2016 at 7:06 pm by

King Harald and Queen Sonja

King Harald and Queen Sonja’s state visit to Italy concluded today, focusing on Norwegian business and trade. The final day was spent in Milan, where they attended a presentation of Norwegian fashion, a business luncheon and visited exhibitions on Norwegian craft and design. On Thursday, the King and Queen laid a wreath at the grave of the Unknown Soldier at the Altare della Patria (also known as the Monumento Nazionale … Continue reading

A Third Daughter for Prince Hamzah & Princess Basmah of Jordan

  April 8, 2016 at 3:50 pm by

Prince Hamzah and Princess Basma on their wedding day

Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein of Jordan and his wife Princess Basmah Hamzah welcomed today their third child, a baby girl named Princess Badiya bint Hamzah. The newborn Princess Badiya is the couple’s third child, following her sisters Princess Zein and Princess Noor. She has also an elder half-sister, Princess Haya, from her father’s previous marriage. Congrats for the Royal couple Prince Hamzah & Captain Basma pic.twitter.com/C6z8TlT3 — Tala Q (@TalaQaraeen) January 12, … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Princess Paola in Rome with Her Children

  April 8, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Princess Paola with Prince Philippe and Princess Astrid in 1969

April 8, 1969: Paola, Princess of Liège and her two eldest children, Prince Philippe (aged 8, just days before his 9th birthday) and Princess Astrid (aged 7), during a visit to Rome. This photo is taken outside the home of Paola’s mother, the Dowager Princess Ruffo di Calabria.

Queen Mathilde Attends UN Development Meeting

  April 7, 2016 at 6:01 pm by

Queen Mathilde

Queen Mathilde of Belgium participated in a round table conference for the 2016 Cooperation Forum for the United Nations Development. The theme for this year was “Rethinking Development Cooperation for the Sustainable Development Goals”. Queen Mathilde gave the opening speech. The conference was held at Egmont Palace in Brussels. Embed from Getty Images Queen Mathilde during the conference on April 7, 2016.

Infanta Pilar Explains Her Panama Offshore Firm

  April 7, 2016 at 5:52 am by

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Spain’s Infanta Pilar (79), aunt of King Felipe VI has released a press statement on Wednesday about the offshore firm she had for forty years in Panama. The existance of this firm was leaked last weekend in the ‘Panama Papers’. In the statement the princess explains why, when and how the firm was started. In 1969 the company was founded by Aleko Pakamarkou, an entreperneur and a good friend of … Continue reading

A Port of Call for Princess Marie of Romania!

  April 7, 2016 at 4:11 am by

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HRH Princess Marie of Romania was the city of Constanta yesterday, where she visited several of the local institutions. Constanta is a large port city on the Black Sea, where Romania’s only piece of coast can be found.  It is said to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in Romania and is one of the largest ports in Europe. The princess met students and teachers at the Carol I College, visited … Continue reading

William and Kate Host Reception for Indian and Bhutanese Expats

  April 6, 2016 at 9:08 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge host a reception for Indian and Bhutanese expats at Kensington Palace

Ahead of their tour of India and Bhutan beginning next week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hosted a reception this afternoon at Kensington Palace for young people from the two countries that are living, working or studying in the UK. Students, business people, charity workers and models were amongst the group, including the Indian High Commissioner to the UK, Navtej Sarna. People associated with the British Asian Trust were … Continue reading

Norway’s King and Queen Begin Visit to Italy

  April 6, 2016 at 8:41 pm by

The King and Queen of Norway with the President of Italy

King Harald V and Queen Sonja have begun their state visit to Italy today, spending the day meeting with the country’s President, Prime Minister and other government ministers. The couple were welcomed at the Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome for the official welcoming ceremony by President Sergio Mattarella and his daughter Laura. The two heads of state inspected the traditional military guard of honour, before heading inside for an audience. … Continue reading

Prince Harry Announces UK’s Invictus Team Outside Buckingham Palace

  April 6, 2016 at 3:23 pm by

Prince Harry poses for the official Invictus Games Team UK team

What better place to announce the team to represent the United Kingdom at next month’s Invictus Games than in front of Buckingham Palace? This was clearly the thought process as Prince Harry today revealed the athletes who will be competing under the Union Jack, saying that he was really looking forward to the event that will take place between May 8-12 in Florida. Almost all the 110 athletes – who … Continue reading

10 Years as FA President for Prince William, As He Reveals Charlotte Is Good At Football

  April 6, 2016 at 12:48 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge at the FA lunch

The Duke of Cambridge today attended a lunch at Wembley Stadium which marked his decade as the President of the Football Association. After he posed for photographs outside the Stadium with FA Chairman Greg Dyke and board members Martin Glenn and Julie Harrington, Prince William delivered a speech at the lunch in which he discussed the current English Premier League season (he hopes Leicester will win the cup as it will … Continue reading

Duchess of York In Australia for Women in Business Events

  April 6, 2016 at 8:59 am by

Sarah Duchess of York in Sydney

Sarah, Duchess of York is currently in Sydney, Australia to attend a number of ‘women in business’ related events, as she has been appointed one of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management’s keynote speakers for a number of their events over the next week. This morning she attended a Women in MBA breakfast event at the Intercontinental where she was one of the speakers, discussing the importance of education for women … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe Dons Intriguing Blue Hat For Defence Inauguration

  April 5, 2016 at 4:16 pm by

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Denmark’s Queen Margrethe today inaugurated the Defence Force’s new department, the Intelligence sector. During the ceremony at the Army Intelligence Centre in Varde, the Queen delivered a speech and presented the official flag to the department’s chief before inspecting a military guard. The Queen also met soldiers who showed her the equipment they use in their operational tasks. Hærens Efterretningscenter fik indviet ny fane af Dronning Margrethe på #varde torv #dkmedier #forsvaret … Continue reading

Prince Harry’s Private Time in Nepal Building A School

  April 5, 2016 at 2:04 pm by

Prince Harry in Nepal helping to rebuild a school

More photos have been released by Kensington Palace of Prince Harry’s week in Nepal where he helped Team Rubicon UK to rebuild a school that was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. Harry and the team had to use only manual labour to construct the classrooms in the remote village of Lapubesi, as no machinery is available in the area. Team Rubicon UK is a charity organisation that utilises the experience … Continue reading

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