Iconic Photo Replay? William and Kate Visit The Taj Mahal

  April 16, 2016 at 8:01 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge  in front of the Taj Mahal on their last day in India

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited India’s most well-known monuments, the Taj Mahal, today and recreated the iconic photograph of the Duke’s mother, Diana Princess of Wales, sitting in front of the monument – though this time, the royal visitors had happy smiles on their faces. William and Kate posed for the press on the same marble bench the late Princess sat in back in 1992, with the magnificent … Continue reading

Bhutan’s Infant Prince Receives A Name

  April 16, 2016 at 5:17 am by

King Jigme Khesar and his son Prince Jigme Namgyal

The infant Bhutanese Prince, who was born on February 5 as the first child of King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema, has been named today in an official naming ceremony at the Punakha Dzong. His name has been announced as Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. Prince Jigme Namgyel’s naming day was chosen as April 16 as it is the death anniversary of Zhandrung Kuchoe,  and this year is also the 400th anniversary of … Continue reading

Frederik and Mary Attend Olympic Qualification Swimming Tournament

  April 15, 2016 at 8:32 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary at the Danish swimming olympic qualifiers

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the Olympic qualification swimming tournament on April 15. The event was officially scheduled for Princess Mary to attended but Prince Frederik made an appearance by the side of his wife and was a surprise by many. Crown Princess Mary, who is patron of the Danish Swimming Federation, and Crown Prince Frderik watched a few qualifier races for this summer’s Olympic Games 2016 … Continue reading

Queen Rania In Washington D.C

  April 15, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

Queen Rania

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan has started a working visit to Washington D.C. The first event of her visit on April 14 was attending and participating in the screening of Salam Neighbor, a film on Syrian refugees. The event was held at the Gaston Hall at Georgetown University. After the screening of the film, Queen Rania made remarks on the situation. Also making remarks were the filmmakers Chris Temple … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: A Jaunty Chapeau for Anne

  April 15, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Princess Anne, 1971

Rocking a black fedora and a lilac military-style coat, Princess Anne attended the parade of the Royal Armoured Corps at Bovington Camp in Dorset on April 15, 1971.

A Six-Hour Hike? Not a Royal Problem for William and Kate While in Bhutan

  April 15, 2016 at 8:37 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their hike in Bhutan

Completing a six-hour, five-mile long hike up to the Tiger’s Nest monastery in Bhutan, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were both awed by the natural beauty of the region. “I feel very lucky and fortunate to see such beautiful scenery,” Kate said during a brief press meeting at the conclusion the hike, while William agreed, saying that while “it was quite tough on the way up…this is absolutely stunning.” … Continue reading

Mexican Presidential Couple Enjoy Second Day in Denmark

  April 14, 2016 at 10:54 pm by

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On the second day of their visit to Denmark, President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and his wife Angélica Rivera spent part of the day apart, attending engagements with the Crown Prince and Princess. Crown Princess Mary and Mrs Rivera, both wearing cream coloured outfits (though Mary had a navy blue dress underneath her coat), visited the Ådalen kindergarten where Mrs Rivera was informed about the anti-bullying program instigated by The Mary Foundation. … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Sees Exhibition Through The Eyes of Google Cardboard

  April 14, 2016 at 9:23 pm by

Queen Mathilde uses the Google Cardboard Viewer

Dressed in a pale pink leopard print skirt and matching blouse, Queen Mathilde today paid a visit to the Fine Arts Museum in Brussels. The purpose of the visit was to see the exhibition “From Floris to Rubens” that showcases drawings by the artists. The Queen was shown around the exhibition by its curator, Stefaan Hautekeete. She also tried out the new Google Cardboard Viewer, which has been designed to … Continue reading

Dutch Working Visit To Bavaria – Last Day

  April 14, 2016 at 7:46 pm by

Dutch King and Queen

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima completed today, Thursday April 14, the two-day working visit to Bavaria. In the morning ,The Royal Couple went to Erlangen, in the north-west of Nuremberg to visit the headquarter of the medical device supplier to the healthcare industry, Siemens Healthcare . Upon their arrival they were welcomed by Florian Janik, Mayor of Erlangen and the CEO of Siemens Healthcare, Bernd Montag. The King and the … Continue reading

Prince Edward And His Family Enjoy A Day At The Zoo

  April 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm by

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Prince Edward and his wife the Countess of Wessex turned an official visit into a family event. Prince Edward who is patron of the Bristol Zoological Society was attending an event at the Bristol Zoo to open the new Mahali Pori exhibit. The couple were joined by their two children, Lady Louise, 12 and James Viscount Severn, 8. Pictures show the family enjoying feeding some hungry lemurs and meerkats. The … Continue reading

Jungle Fever: Marie-Chantal Takes Her Boys To Movie Premiere

  April 14, 2016 at 10:13 am by

Pavlos, Marie-Chantal and their boys at the Jungle Book movie premiere in London

It was a family affair last night as Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal took their four sons to the European premiere of The Jungle Book. Walking the red carpet at BMI IMAX in London, the four boys – Constantine Alexios, Achileas Andreas, Odysseus Kimon and Aristdes-Stavros – were all smartly dressed in jeans, shirts and blazers (or a trench coat and fedora for the youngest of the quartet). Only … Continue reading

Prince Henrik Gives Up ‘Prince Consort’ Title As Part of Retirement

  April 14, 2016 at 9:56 am by

Prince Henrik of Denmark

A few of our eagle-eyed members noticed yesterday that Prince Henrik was referred to as ‘Prins Henrik’ not his former means of address ‘Prinsgemal’ (Prince Consort) on his biography page on the Danish Royal Family’s official website, and on the guest list for last night’s Mexican state visit gala. And it is indeed true, as confirmed by the Court’s Head of Communications, Lene Balleby, to TV2 this morning. “Prince Henrik in … Continue reading

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Meet the King and Queen of Bhutan

  April 14, 2016 at 8:51 am by

The Cambridges with the King and Queen of Bhutan

Leaving India this morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met with the King and Queen of Bhutan as they arrived in the tiny mountain nation on a two-day visit. At the Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu, William and Kate took part in a chipdrel with King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema – both wearing traditional Bhutanese dress. A chipdrel is the country’s traditional welcoming procession. The two couples had a brief … Continue reading

Mary and Marie in Matching Red Gowns and Diamonds For Mexican State Visit Gala

  April 13, 2016 at 9:18 pm by

Crown Princess Mary during the gala dinner for the Mexican President

Denmark’s two leading Princesses were more like twins this evening as they attended a gala banquet hosted by Queen Margrethe for the visiting President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto. Crown Princess Mary wore a red chiffon gown with a tiered skirt from Jesper Høvring and her new antique diamond tiara, while Princess Marie also went for red and diamonds – her floral diamond wedding tiara and a simple red evening dress with a … Continue reading

The Cambridges Have a Day Full of Nature and Animals in India

  April 13, 2016 at 6:49 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in India, day four

It was a day full of nature and conservation for the Cambridges as they embarked on day four of their tour of India. The couple first went on a drive through the Kaziranga National Park, where they stayed the night, seeing a number of different animal and bird species. Kate had her own camera with her in the SUV and was seen taking shots on a number of occasions through … Continue reading

Dutch Working Visit to Bavaria Begins

  April 13, 2016 at 4:38 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima during their visit to Bavaria

Today Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started a two-day working visit to the German state of Bavaria accompanied by Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development. The visit began at the Alte Pinakothek in Munich where the Royal Couple opened the renovated Hollander-Saal where there are exposed Dutch paintings from the 17th century. Were present Bernhard Maaz, Director General of the Bavarian State Painting Collections and Ludwig … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Dons Leather Culottes For Audience with National Fashion Winners

  April 13, 2016 at 11:24 am by

Queen Letizia ahead of an audience at Zarzuela

As she greeted this year’s winners of the National Fashion Awards at Zarzuela Palace for an audience today, Queen Letizia opted to show off her fashionable side by wearing a pair of black leather culottes. The culottes, from Spanish brand Uterqüe, were paired with a black and white printed blouse and a bright red blazer. The pants were first worn back in February, and they still aren’t a favourite of this … Continue reading

New Photograph of Belgium’s Royal Children

  April 13, 2016 at 7:54 am by

Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore of Belgium

The Belgian Royal Court today released a new photograph featuring the four children of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore pose with the family dog in front of the Royal Greenhouses at Laeken Palace. Het Belgische koningshuis heeft een nieuwe foto van de 4 kinderen van koning Filip en koningin Mathilde vrijgegeven pic.twitter.com/R97Iy3qAd2 — Vorsten (@VorstenNL) April 13, 2016

Crown Princess Mary Completes A Course At Harvard

  April 13, 2016 at 2:26 am by

Princess Mary

kongehuset.dk has announced that Crown Princess Mary has completed a two week course at Harvard University in Boston. The course which took place from March 29 to April 8 was on Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century. The course offered has been helped develop by the World Economic Forum. In 2012, The Crown Princess was named as a Young Global Leader. The royal house announced the news … Continue reading

Green Lace and Red Patterns for Kate on Third Day in India

  April 12, 2016 at 8:26 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in India, Day 3

The Duchess of Cambridge had three outfit changes on her third day in India, as she and her husband William spent the day in New Delhi and Kaziranga. First up was a red printed floor-length dress trimmed with navy from Glamorous, worn as the couple visited one of the centres of the Salaam Baalak Trust, which aids street children that no longer have a home. William and Kate spoke with some … Continue reading

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