Duchess of Cambridge Pays Tribute To ‘Inspirational Staff’ In Video For Children’s Hospice Week

  May 22, 2017 at 9:55 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge

In a video released this morning by Kensington Palace to mark the beginning of Children’s Hospice Week, the Duchess of Cambridge has paid tribute to the “dedicated and inspirational” staff and volunteers who provide hospice and palliative care to children across the United Kingdom. “The work they do is extraordinary, and it really does make a world of difference,” Kate said in the video message, which was recorded in January … Continue reading

Princess Mako’s First Official Duty Post-Engagement Confirmation

  May 22, 2017 at 6:04 am by

Prince Akishino, Princess Kiko and Princess Mako

Japan’s Princess Mako today made her first official public appearance since last week’s announcement that she is engaged to be married to her long-time boyfriend. The Princess joined her parents, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo. The royal grouping viewed a special exhibition entitled ‘Treasures of the Natural World – Best of London’s Natural History Museum’ that consists of 180 pieces … Continue reading

Closing of the Octave Marked in Luxembourg

  May 21, 2017 at 7:33 pm by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family

The Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg helped to mark the closing of the Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg, a major religious celebration in the small Grand Duchy that takes place each year on the 5th Sunday following Easter. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were present at a morning mass, before they were joined by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, Prince Félix and Princess Claire … Continue reading

Queen Rania Honoured At Fashion For Relief Gala

  May 21, 2017 at 6:05 pm by

Sarah Duchess of York, Princess Beatrice and Queen Rania

The Queen of Jordan was honoured for her humanitarian efforts at the 2017 Fashion for Relief gala in Cannes, France on Sunday. Speaking at the event, Queen Rania said that it was incredibly important for people around the world to continue to support the plight of refugees, which is a forefront concern for Jordan as they host over 2.5million refugees, approximately 1.3million of those being from Syria. “The global community is fragile … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Hampton Court Palace

  May 21, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Hampton Court Palace

The main entrance of Hampton Court Palace Location: Richmond upon Thames, London, United Kingdom Built: 1515-1540 (original form); 1689-1694 and 1697-1700 (current form) Architect: Sir Christopher Wren and William Talman (current form) Commissioned By: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Henry VIII of England (original form); Mary II and William III of England (current form) Style: Tudor, Italian Renaissance, Baroque Rooms: Over 1,000 On The Palace Grounds: Banqueting House, Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Maze Current Owner: H.M. The Queen of the United Kingdom, in right … Continue reading

Saudi King Welcomes US President to Riyadh

  May 20, 2017 at 8:32 pm by

King Salman of Saudi Arabia and the US President

King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has welcomed the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to Saudi Arabia on Saturday for an official visit. An official welcoming took place at King Khalid International Airport, before the parties headed to the Royal Court. The two leaders had a private audience following a luncheon at the Royal Court in the capital, where President Trump was awarded the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud. … Continue reading

Prince Joachim Participates in Classic Race Aarhus

  May 20, 2017 at 4:01 pm by

Prince Joachim and his children

He is known as an avid classic car lover, and Prince Joachim continued with this passion on Friday and Saturday as he participated in the Classic Race Aarhus, driving for Team Cortina Racing in the 65 Class of cars. Three of his four children – Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena – joined him at the track, enjoying themselves in soap carts ahead of the main motor racing. Queen … Continue reading

George and Charlotte Make Adorable Bridal Children As Aunt Pippa Weds

  May 20, 2017 at 7:59 am by

The Middleton-Matthews wedding

Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge made two charming bridal children this morning at the wedding of their maternal aunt, Pippa Middleton, to James Matthews at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. The two youngsters, dressed in outfits from Pepa & Co, arrived with the six other bridal children, and were supervised by their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, as the group waited in the church entrance for the bride … Continue reading

Fiftieth Birthday of Crown Prince Pavlos

  May 20, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece

Today is the fiftieth birthday of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, the eldest son of the former King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes. He was born in Athens in May 1967 as the heir presumptive to his father. Later that year, Pavlos and his family were forced to flee Greece following a failed counter-coup launched by King Constantine to overthrow the Junta regime. The family first settled in … Continue reading

Japanese Government Approves Bill To Allow Emperor’s Abdication

  May 19, 2017 at 5:25 pm by

Emperor Akihito

The Japanese Cabinet on Friday approved a bill that will allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate the throne. It will now be submitted to a full sitting of Parliament for final approval, which is is likely to receive as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a majority. Emperor Akihito made his desire to abdicate public last August. Once the bill – which is specifically written to allow only the current Emperor to … Continue reading

The Loudest Pants In The Land: Mike Tindall Hosts Charity Golf Day

  May 19, 2017 at 2:35 pm by

Mike Tindall

It was not difficult to spot Mike Tindall on the golf course at The Belfry Hotel and Resort in Sutton Coldfield on Friday, as his bright blue comic-book printed golf pants easily stood out on the green. The former rugby player was joined by wife Zara, brother-in-law Peter Phillips and a number of celebrities and sportspeople for the ISPS Handa Mike Tindall 5th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic, held to raise funds … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Host Lunch for Mozambican President

  May 19, 2017 at 1:16 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands with the President of Mozambique

Today, Friday May 19, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima received the President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, and his wife Isaura Nyusi who are currently on an official visit to the Netherlands. The President and First Lady were officially welcomed with a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of the Palace Noordeinde in The Hague. The King and the President inspected a guard of honour and the national anthems were played. … Continue reading

Máxima and Mozah Attend ‘Law, Education and The SDGs’ Seminar in The Hague

  May 19, 2017 at 10:36 am by

Sheikha Mozah and Queen Maxima

In The Hague on Friday, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was joined by Qatar’s Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser for an international seminar on education at The Hague Institute for Global Justice. The seminar – ‘Law, Education and The SDGs’ – aim is to bring attention to education in countries currently involved in armed conflict or insecurity, to discuss children’s rights to an education despite the circumstances of their surroundings. The … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: A Curtsey For The Queen

  May 19, 2017 at 5:00 am by

The Duchess of Simpson and Queen Elizabeth II

May 19, 1972: The Duchess of Windsor (1896-1986) curtseys to her niece, Queen Elizabeth II, as the monarch arrives to her home in Paris. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales, was on a state visit to France. The family took time out of their official schedule on the final day of the state visit to see the Duke and Duchess, the Queen’s paternal uncle and … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Joins Birthday Celebrations For Archduchess Helene of Austria

  May 18, 2017 at 10:03 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

On one of her rare private night outs Thursday evening, Queen Elizabeth II attended a dinner at The Ivy in London to celebrate Archduchess Helene of Austria’s 80th birthday. The Queen, wearing a cream lace dress underneath a black paisley shawl, was spotted upon arrival and on departure from the party, which was also attended by Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Archduchess Helene is the daughter of Count Carl Theodor … Continue reading

A Sofia Double-Act In Stockholm For Dementia Forum X Conference

  May 18, 2017 at 4:20 pm by

Queen Silvia, Princess Sofia and Queen Sofia

There were two royal Sofias present at the Dementia Forum X international conference at the Bernadotte Library in Stockholm on Thursday: Queen Sofia of Spain and Princess Sofia of Sweden. The Queen of Sweden was also present. The trio participated in the forum, first held in 2015, which was attended by 120 individuals from around the globe who have an interest in dementia care and research and have the ability … Continue reading

William and Harry Present Legacy Award Honouring Their Late Mother

  May 18, 2017 at 3:06 pm by

Prince William and Prince Harry

At St James’s Palace on Thursday, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry presented the inaugural Legacy Award established by the Diana Award to honour the memory of their late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. The Legacy Award was presented to twenty youths who have shown “outstanding displays of kindness, compassion and service to others”. “I cannot believe how young you all are, most of you are still at school. When … Continue reading

Dutch Royals At “Appeltjes van Oranje 2017”

  May 18, 2017 at 2:14 pm by

The Dutch Royals

This morning, Thursday May 18, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix, attended the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2017” award ceremony held at the Palace Nooreinde in The Hague. The theme of this year’s award was “Strong Kids”, focused on vulnerable children. The winners of “Appeltjes van Oranje 2017” were the foundation Ervaringsmaatjes of the Stichting Informele Zorg (SIZ) from Twente that is taking care of people with vulnerability; the foundation Buurtgezinnen.nl from the … Continue reading

Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Announces Divorce

  May 18, 2017 at 10:32 am by

Princess Alexandra and Count Jefferson

A press release from the Danish Royal Court has this morning announced that Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her husband, Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, have made the decision to divorce. “It’s an incredibly difficult decision. We have known each other for 30 years, but have come to a point where we must acknowledge that we have grown apart. We end our marriage, but stay together in parenthood. The whole family, … Continue reading

Stéphanie Stuns In White Ralph Lauren At Cannes Film Festival

  May 17, 2017 at 7:04 pm by

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie

The Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg pulled out all the stops Wednesday evening for her first appearance at the Cannes Film Festival, wearing a lovely white Ralph Lauren evening gown. Stephanie paired the simple gown (previously seen on Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria last year) with a gorgeous pair of diamond and pink stone figure-eight earrings. She is currently in Cannes with her husband, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, and the Luxembourg … Continue reading

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