Frederik & Mary Pay Visit to Cafe For Copenhagen’s Homeless

  December 21, 2016 at 9:52 am by

Crown princess Mary and CrownPrince Frederik

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary this morning paid a private visit to the Morgencafé in Copenhagen that provides breakfasts for the city’s homeless. The cafe also works to “improve the lives of socially disadvantaged” and aims to reduce the number of people without a home. Frederik and Mary met with volunteers who distribute food, clothing and sleeping bags to the homeless. They also spoke with people who take up the … Continue reading

God Jul From Norway! Royals Release Christmas Photos

  December 20, 2016 at 5:55 pm by

The Norwegian Royal Fmaily

The Norwegian Royal Family has released a few photographs from their Christmas photo session, that took place in the Dronningparken. King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus gathered near one of the park’s gazebos, and shared gingerbread, tangerines and mulled wine around a fire pit. Also coming from the Norwegian Royal Court today was the announcement that the Crown Princess … Continue reading

Extended Windsor Clan Gather For Annual Christmas Lunch

  December 20, 2016 at 2:31 pm by

Prince William, Prince George, Duches of Cambridge, Prince Harry

Over fifty members of the extended Windsor family today gathered at Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s annual family Christmas lunch. Many were seen arriving or departing from the Palace through the entrance gates, giving unsuspecting tourists a fascinating story to tell. The Duke of Cambridge drove a Range Rover containing his wife and children (who were only just seen by photographers) and brother Prince Harry; while the Prince of Wales … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth To Hand Over 25 Patronages At Year’s End

  December 20, 2016 at 8:02 am by

Queen Elizabeth

Buckingham Palace has announced this morning that Queen Elizabeth is handing over twenty-five of her patronages to other members of the royal family at the end of the year. Several of the transferred patronages have already had their new patrons confirmed: the Duchess of Cambridge will take over The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (Wimbledon), and Prince Harry will take over the Rugby Football Union after being vice-patron since 2010 … Continue reading

Spreading The Christmas Cheer: William, Kate & Harry Attend The Mix’s Christmas Party

  December 19, 2016 at 3:22 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry today attended the annual Christmas party hosted by The Mix, which helped celebrate the holiday season with volunteers from a number of charities providing support to vulnerable young people. The royal trio spoke with volunteers and counsellors about different ways to provide assistance, helped decorate baubles and watched as gingerbread houses were constructed. Kate – wearing a red and green printed … Continue reading

Merry Christmas From The Haga Palace Bernadottes

  December 19, 2016 at 9:56 am by

The Crown Princess Couple

As they have done for the past few years, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have released a video and photograph of their family to mark the Christmas season. The couple are shown walking through the Tyresta National Park with their children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar. They are later seen roasted marshmallows, apples and sausages in a fire pit, before wishing everyone a merry Christmas. Kronprinsessparet, Prinsessan Estelle och Prins … Continue reading

Happy National Day Bhutan! Royal Family Celebrate in Trongsa

  December 17, 2016 at 5:03 pm by

King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema

Bhutan has celebrated its 109th National Day today with festivities in the town of Trongsa, located in the centre of the country. The Royal Family were present, with King Jigme Khesar leading the celebration. “We may be a very small country with a small population, but our people have always been strong, intelligent and capable. But since that alone does not suffice in this day and age, we have also worked … Continue reading

The Family Wessex Enjoy A Day at the Races As James Turns Nine

  December 17, 2016 at 4:38 pm by

James, Viscount Severn

The Queen’s youngest grandchild, James, Viscount Severn, celebrates his ninth birthday today; and spent the day with his family at Ascot Racecourse for the annual Christmas Meeting. He was seen cheering on the horses from the stands alongside his sister, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, with a betting slip clutched firmly in his hand. Earlier, James and Louise walked through the parade ring with their parents – the Earl and Countess of Wessex … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cornwall Attends The Sovereign’s Parade

  December 16, 2016 at 12:45 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

Representing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Duchess of Cornwall has attended the Sovereign’s Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst today. Wearing a dark green double-breasted military-style coat with fur trim, Camilla inspected the 156 Officer Cadets who were passing out at the end of the term having completing their Commissioning Course. The Duchess delivered a speech during the ceremony, in which she congratulated the graduating officers (and their … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Dutch Prince Announces Engagement

  December 16, 2016 at 7:00 am by

Princess Laurentien and Prince Constantijn

On December 16, 2000, the engagement between Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands – youngest son of Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus – and Laurentien Brinkhorst was announced. The couple had a brief press conference at Huis ten Bosch alongside the groom’s parents, as well as the Brinkhorsts, Laurens-Jan and Jantien. They married in May 2001, and have three children: Eloise, Claus-Casimir and Leonore.

Princess Alexandra Makes Annual Visit To St Christopher’s Hospice

  December 15, 2016 at 4:22 pm by

Princess Alexandra

Princess Alexandra of Kent today visited St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham, south-east London, continuing a long-standing tradition of paying a pre-Christmas visit to the centre. She was given a tour of the centre, meeting patients and their families; before joining supporters of St Christopher’s from various businesses for afternoon tea. Alexandra was also shown the float the hospice will enter into the London New Year’s Day Parade, which has been designed to … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Family Presents Prince Claus Award 2016

  December 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm by

Queen Maxima, King Willem-Alexander, Princess Mabel, Princess Laurentien

Today, Thursday December 15, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima and Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and Princess Mabel attended the 2016 Prince Claus Prize Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The winner this year was the Thai indipendent filmmaker and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Prins Claus Prijzen uitgereikt in Amsterdam https://t.co/eeb08DoJuI pic.twitter.com/pJ7VyTN9Ty — Vorsten (@VorstenNL) December 15, 2016 As honorary chairman of … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Helps Mark Centenary of Cub Scouts

  December 14, 2016 at 7:03 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

This evening in Kings Lynn, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a special Cub Scout pack meeting to help celebrate 100 years of Cubs. Wearing a simple oatmeal-coloured jumper over jeans accessorised with a Cub neckerchief, Kate joined the children in games and activities designed to build teamwork, and ‘looking after yourself and others physically and emotionally’. Kate helped decorate cupcakes, write positive messages, and offered herself as a dummy for one … Continue reading

Camilla Continues Christmas Tradition Inviting Children To Decorate Clarence House Tree

  December 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

For the eighth year, the Duchess of Cornwall has invited children supported by one of her patronages – the Helen & Douglas House – to Clarence House to decorate the building’s Christmas tree. The five children from Helen & Douglas House, which provides support to children with life-shortening illnesses offering them respite care, were joined by five children supported by Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. They helped the Duchess – wearing … Continue reading

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie Visits Exhibition in Belgium

  December 14, 2016 at 2:11 pm by

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie

Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duchess made a trip to Belgium today, where she visited the ’21, rue La Boétie’ exhibition in Liège. Accompanied by Guy Arendt, Luxembourg’s Secretary of State for Culture, Stéphanie was given a tour of the exhibition by Anne Sinclair, the author who wrote the book of the same name the exhibition is based on. ’21, rue La Boétie’ tells the life of Paul Rosenberg, one of the early … Continue reading

Queen Maxima’s Working Visit To Germany

  December 14, 2016 at 1:50 pm by

Queen Maxima

At the invitation of the German Minister of Finance, Wolfgang Schaeuble and in her role of Special Advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Maxima paid a working visit to Berlin today, Wednesday December 14. https://twitter.com/BMF_Bund/status/809084234568757249 Since December 1st the Federal Republic of Germany took over the presidency of the G20 for one year. The G20 is an international forum for cooperation on … Continue reading

Jacques and Gabriella Join Their Parents At Annual Christmas Event

  December 14, 2016 at 12:19 pm by

Charlene

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attended the annual Christmas present giving at the royal palace in Monaco. The couple were joined by Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella at the start of the event in the courtyard. The royals posed with the children who attended the event. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene along with Camille Gottlieb and Louis Ducruet handed out gifts to children. Embed from Getty Images

Now It’s Really Christmas! Princess Estelle Joins Mama To Receive Christmas Trees

  December 14, 2016 at 10:21 am by

Princess Estelle and Crown Princess Victoria

This morning at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, young Princess Estelle gleefully helped her mama, Crown Princess Victoria, officially receive the palace Christmas trees. Forestry students from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences delivered six King Spruce and a Norwegian Red Spruce trees to the Palace as a gift to the Royal Family, in a tradition that began in the late 1960s. Princess Estelle – wearing a festive mint green dress … Continue reading

Danes Host Christmas Reception For Their Households

  December 14, 2016 at 7:14 am by

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The Danish Royal Family hosted Tuesday a Christmas reception for their household staff at Christiansborg Palace. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik (who wore the most eye-catching accessory of the day, a tie decorated with the Seven Dwarves) led the family in the celebrations in the Great Hall, which included a ballet performance from Tivoli’s Pantomime Theatre production of Cinderella. The Crown Prince Couple brought along their four children, while Prince … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, December 5-11

  December 13, 2016 at 1:21 am by

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This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image of a few outfits in this week’s poll. Voting closes on December 17.

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