A Garden Party At The Palace Park in Oslo

  September 1, 2016 at 5:15 pm by

Queen Sonja and King Harald

The King and Queen of Norway hosted a garden party for 1,500 guests in the Palace Park this afternoon. Also attending were Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus and Princess Astrid. The three senior royal ladies looked lovely in their national costumes as the guests enjoyed musical and cultural performances. Both King Harald and Queen Sonja gave speeches during the garden party, thanking the guests … Continue reading

Queen Máxima in Indonesia For Inclusive Finance

  September 1, 2016 at 1:38 pm by

Queen Maxima

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a three-day visit to the Republic of Indonesia from Tuesday August 30 to Thursday September 1st. On the first day of the visit, the Queen participated in the Indonesia Fintech Festival and Conference 2016, an event that reunites members of FinTech industry, financial institutions, investors, startups and it is organized … Continue reading

Three Generations of Danish Royal Men Attend Dragon Gold Cup Reception

  September 1, 2016 at 9:56 am by

Crown Prince Frederik, Prince Christian and Prince Henrik

Prince Henrik last night hosted a reception for the participants of last weekend’s Dragon Gold Cup on the Danish Royal Yacht, Dannebrog, and as they sailed on Nanoq, both Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Christian were in attendance. Two photographs of the three generations on the deck of the yacht were uploaded to social media, showing the affectionate relationship between Prince Henrik and his grandson. Tre generationer på Kongeskibet Dannebrog, hvor … Continue reading

It’s School Time for the Young Belgians

  September 1, 2016 at 8:09 am by

The Belgian Royal Children

Today, Thursday September 1st, the four children of Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their first day of the 2016-2017 school year. Queen Mathilde accompanied the Duchess of Brabant (4th year of secondary education), Prince Gabriel (2nd year secondary) and Princess Eleonore (3rd year primary education) to the Sint-Jans Berchmans College, a Dutch school in Brussels. In the meantime King Philippe accompanied Prince Emmanuel (6th year of primary … Continue reading

King Carl Gustaf Presents 2016 Stockholm Water Prize

  August 31, 2016 at 7:49 pm by

King Carl Gustaf

King Carl XVI Gustaf this evening presented the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize to American Professor Joan B. Rose for her “enormous contribution to global public health” through the identification and assessment of health hazards in water. Taking place at the Stockholm Town Hall, the ceremony was followed by a banquet, during which the King gave a speech that discussed the necessity of clean water in being able to preserve the … Continue reading

Norway’s Crown Prince and Princess Celebrate Kragerø’s 350th Anniversary

  August 31, 2016 at 2:32 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-MArit and Crown Prince Haakon

The Norwegian town of Kragerø welcomed Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit today as part of the town’s 350th anniversary celebrations. First it was a stop at the Kragerø Art School, where the Crown Prince Couple were shown the different art methods students use to create pieces – including the latest in modern technology, 3D printing. They were presented with a 3D printed brooch. A walk through the town … Continue reading

Princess Anne Visits Russia To Honour World War Two Veterans

  August 31, 2016 at 11:18 am by

Princess Anne and Timothy Laurence

The Princess Royal and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, have attended a commemoration ceremony in the Russian town of Arkhangelsk, on the 75th anniversary of the first Arctic Convoys that provided protection to merchant ships during the Second World War. During the ceremony at the military cemetery where British and Russian soldiers are buried, Princess Anne spent time meeting with veterans who took part in the Convoys. “You are a symbol … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary in Greenland with The Mary Foundation

  August 31, 2016 at 7:02 am by

Crown Princess Mary in Greenland

A two-day visit to Greenland was on the agenda for Crown Princess Mary this week in conjunction with The Mary Foundation to discuss domestic violence. The main engagement of the visit was a conference yesterday entitled ‘Domestic Violence – A Shared Responsibility’. The Crown Princess delivered the opening speech, in which she said that “We know that violence exists. We know that violence is illegal. And we know that violence … Continue reading

Jamie Oliver’s Surprise Royal Visitors

  August 30, 2016 at 5:09 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel

One of Jamie Oliver’s London restaurants received some royal visitors today, as Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden stopped by for lunch. “We had some really interesting conversations and sharing our passions around improving child health for the next generation,” Jamie Oliver said on his social media accounts, accompanying a photo of himself with the royal couple and Jamie’s Fifteen head chef, Robin, who is from Sweden. Victoria and Daniel … Continue reading

A Busy Day for King Abdullah II & Queen Rania of Jordan

  August 30, 2016 at 2:53 pm by

King Abdullah and Queen Rania

Accompanied by his wife Queen Rania, King Abdullah II of Jordan started his busy schedule this Monday by recieving a group of Jordanian students, who obtained the highest scores in the General Secondary Certificate Exam (tawjihi). During the reception, which took place at the Royal Offices in Al Husseiniyeh Palace, the King and Queen proudly discussed and praised the students for their great academic progress and achievements. جلالة الملك عبدالله … Continue reading

Queen Anne-Marie Turns Seventy

  August 30, 2016 at 7:00 am by

Queen Anne-Marie of Greece

The last Queen of the Hellenes, Anne-Marie, today celebrates a milestone birthday: she turns seventy. Born Princess Anne-Marie Dagmar Ingrid of Denmark, she is the third and final daughter of the late King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid, nee Princess of Sweden. Like her two older sisters, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Anne-Marie was born in Amalienborg Palace, in Copenhagen. At her christening shortly after her birth, she was given a bevy of royal godparents: King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine of … Continue reading

Coronet Belonging To Queen Victoria May Find New Home Outside UK

  August 28, 2016 at 8:25 am by

Queen Victoria's Sapphire Coronet

A historically significant diamond and sapphire coronet belonging to Queen Victoria has had a temporary export ban placed on it by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to prevent it from being sold to an overseas buyer who purchased the coronet for £5million. The Culture Minister, Matt Hancock, described the piece as “one of the most iconic jewels from a pivotal period in our history”. The export ban was … Continue reading

Tillykke med årsdagen! Crown Princess Mary Helps Celebrate Glostrup’s 825th Anniversary

  August 27, 2016 at 6:22 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

The town of Glostrup, west of Copenhagen, is celebrating it’s 825th anniversary this year, and Crown Princess Mary was on hand at a festival held specially to mark the milestone. Wearing a white lace dress and matching bolero jacket, the Crown Princess spent time being shown around the festival by Glostrup’s Mayor John Engelhardt, taking in karate and gymnastics showcases. Mary was presented with a book about the town during … Continue reading

Norwegian Crown Princely Family Attend ‘Passion For Ocean’ Festival

  August 27, 2016 at 5:55 pm by

The Norwegian Crown Princely Family

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit took their two younger children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, to the ‘Passion For Ocean’ festival at the Vippetangen on the port of Oslo. Several camps were spread out along the Vippetangen with the aim of “raising public awareness of the pleasures the ocean has to offer, and the dangers.” During the visit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus were … Continue reading

Henrik and Athena Join Mum Marie At Tønder Festival

  August 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm by

Princess Marie and Prince Joachim with their children at the Tonder Festival

Denmark’s young Prince Henrik and Princess Athena were at their mother’s side as she they visited this year’s Tønder Folk Music Festival in the south of the country. Prince Joachim also joined the family. After their official welcoming, the royal party headed over to the Open Air Zone, where they took in Irish band Husdon Taylor. Prince Henrik was given a boost by the mayor of Tønder, Henrik Frandsen, who sat him on … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: A Teenage Caroline and Albert Enjoy A Night Karting

  August 26, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Prince Albert and Princess Caroline

August 26, 1971: 14-year-old Princess Caroline and 13-year-old Prince Albert of Monaco spend the evening karting at the Siesta track in Antibes on the French Riviera. They were joined by their parents, Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace.

Food, Food, Food: Princess Marie Opens ‘Better Food’ Summit in Copenhagen

  August 25, 2016 at 7:14 pm by

Princess Marie

Princess Marie tonight officially opened the ‘Better Food for More People’ food summit at the Copenhagen Town Hall; the aim of the summit is to create a dialogue “on how to unleash the full potential of gastronomy in the cities of the world”. It is being held as part of the Copenhagen Cooking and Food Festival, of which Princess Marie is patron. She also delivered a speech during the opening ahead … Continue reading

New Portraits of Frederik and Mary Unveiled In Photographer’s Exhibition

  August 25, 2016 at 4:55 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

Two new gala portraits of the Danish Crown Prince Couple were unveiled today at an exhibition at the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle. Crown Princess was in attendance, and was shown around the exhibition by it’s photographer, Marco Grob. ‘Marco Grob – Iconic Portraits’ showcases 70 of the Swiss-American’s works, which include Hillary Rodham Clinton, Donald Trump and Lady Gaga. New portraits of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess … Continue reading

The Cambridges Visit YoungMinds UK Helpine To Learn More On Children’s Mental Health

  August 25, 2016 at 12:46 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

A quiet visit to the YoungMinds UK helpline centre in London was on the agenda for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today, following yesterday’s engagements in Luton. William and Kate met with staff who take calls from parents ringing in to the charity to get advice and assistance regarding their children’s mental health, and were given a lesson in what the volunteers are taught so they can appropriately respond to parents’ enquiries. They … Continue reading

Haakon and Mette-Marit Celebrate Fifteen Years of Marriage

  August 25, 2016 at 8:30 am by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit on their wedding day

15 years ago today, Oslo was abuzz with the excitement of a royal wedding – that of Crown Prince Haakon and his fiancé Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby. The couple were married at the Oslo Cathedral by Bishop Gunnar Stålsett in front of dozens of Europe’s royals. Mette-Marit’s son, Marius, was page boy, while Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark served as the groom’s best man. Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s wedding dress will go down in history … Continue reading

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