Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko Visit Imperial Graveyard

  April 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm by

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The Emperor and Empress of Japan today paid a visit to the Musashino Imperial Graveyard in Hachioji, Tokyo. Visiting the cemetery is a tradition following the Japanese Emperor’s return from an overseas trip. The cemetery is the final resting place of Emperor Akihito’s parents, Emperor Hirohito and Empress Kōjun, and his paternal grandparents, Emperor Taishō and Empress Teimei. After their visit to the graveyard, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited the Takao Mikoromo Hall … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday: Balcony Appearance & Town Hall Reception

  April 16, 2015 at 9:42 am by

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Queen Margrethe II of Denmark turns 75 today, and has been celebrated with a series of events in Copenhagen. After being woken by her family and a few close friends singing underneath her bedroom window at Fredensborg Palace, the Queen headed into the capital for the festivities. She and her immediate family – sons Frederik and Joachim with their wives and children – appeared on the main balconies of Christian … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Debuts Her Ansorena Tiara

  April 16, 2015 at 1:10 am by

Queen Letizia wears her Ansorena tiara to the Queen of Denmark's 75th birthday gala; 15-04-2015

It appears that when foreign royals receive an invitation to a major gala event in Denmark, they go rummaging around in their jewel vaults thinking, “What hasn’t been worn in a while?” First Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece brought out Queen Sophie’s Diamond Tiara for a banquet in 2012 to celebrate Queen Margrethe II’s ruby jubilee. Now, Queen Letizia of Spain has debuted her Ansorena tiara at the same Queen’s … Continue reading

Gala Banquet for Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday

  April 15, 2015 at 8:53 pm by

Queen Margrethe at the gala banquet held for her 75th birthday; 15-04-2015

A gala banquet was held tonight at Christiansborg Palace to celebrate Queen Margrethe’s 75th birthday tomorrow. Around 300 guests feasted on halibut, beef tenderloin with potatoes, white asparagus and pearl onions, and cream cheese flan. The guest list included the Belgian, Dutch, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish monarchs, as well as the President of Iceland. View image | gettyimages.com Speeches were delivered by Crown Prince Frederik (who wished Belgium’s King Philippe … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Hosts Order of Merit Luncheon

  April 15, 2015 at 5:38 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth attend a lunch for members of the Order of Merit; 15-04-2015

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh today hosted a luncheon at Windsor Castle for members of the Order of Merit. Among the attendees were Sir David Attenborough, the Lord Fellowes, Sir Roger Penrose, Baroness Betty Boothroyd and the former Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard. View image | gettyimages.com The Order of Merit was founded in 1902 by King Edward VII to honour “individuals of great achievement in the … Continue reading

Princess Charlene Presents Sports Prize To Novak Djokovic

  April 15, 2015 at 12:16 pm by

Princess Charlene

Princess Charlene presented on Tuesday morning Novak Djokovic with Sportsman of the Year prize in Monaco. The 37 year old Princess was all smiles while giving the Tennis player the award. The Laureus World Sports Awards event was shown live in Shanghai where the event was originally taking place which was being attended by sports stars and actors from around the world. Princess Charlene wore a Navy leather jacket and … Continue reading

70th Anniversary of Grand Duchess Charlotte’s Return to Luxembourg

  April 14, 2015 at 9:53 pm by

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Today marks the 70th anniversary of Grand Duchess Charlotte’s return to Luxembourg after a five-year exile during World War Two. A commemoration was held at Clairefontaine Square in Luxembourg City. Grand Duke Jean, the eldest son of Grand Duchess Charlotte, was present for the ceremony alongside his eldest son and the current reigning Grand Duke, Henri, and his wife Maria Teresa. Members of Luxembourg’s government, parliament and diplomatic corps were also … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Attend Koningsdag Concert

  April 14, 2015 at 8:45 pm by

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The King and Queen of the Netherlands were joined by Princesses Beatrix and Margriet tonight at the Koningsdag Concert in Dordrecht. Blue was the colour of choice for the ladies, each wearing a blue dress in varying shades. Even King Willem-Alexander got in on the blue theme, donning a light blue checked tie with his navy suit. The concert, held at the Energiehuis, was held to mark the upcoming Koningsdag … Continue reading

Daughter for Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo

  April 14, 2015 at 6:26 pm by

Tatiana Santo Domingo and Andrea Casiraghi in London in October

Tatiana Santo Domingo has given birth to a baby girl, the Prince’s Palace of Monaco has confirmed in a short statement. “The Princess of Hanover and Mrs Vera Santo Domingo are happy to announce the birth of their granddaughter, born April 12, 2015. Mother and child are doing well,” the statement read. The baby girl – whose name is still unknown – is the second child for Tatiana and her … Continue reading

Wessex Family Visit the Ubunye Foundation in South Africa

  April 14, 2015 at 3:13 pm by

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On April 10, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children, Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn, visited the Ubunye Foundation in South Africa. The Ubunye Foundation is one of the Countess of Wessex’s patronages and is located in Grahamstown. It helps rural families from the Eastern Cape of South Africa become more self-reliant. The foundation was established in 2002. During the visit, the Countess of Wessex said: … Continue reading

Prince Henrik Too Ill To Attend Queen Margrethe’s Birthday Celebrations

  April 14, 2015 at 12:21 pm by

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik enter the court ball

Queen Margarethe of Denmark is celebrating her 75th birthday celebrations over the next two days and she won’t be joined by her husband, Princes Henrik. The Royal House communications director said today that the Prince Consort won’t be attending the celebrations because he has a flu. The Prince already missed the press conference the Queen held on April 13 in connection with her birthday. Prince Henrik was suppose to attend … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, April 6-12

  April 13, 2015 at 12:09 pm 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 with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on April 18. The winner of last week’s poll was a tie between Queen Maxima and The Countess of Wessex both with 9 votes.  

Spanish King And Queen Attend “La Caixa” Scholarship Event In Barcelona

  April 10, 2015 at 12:05 pm by


King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended the “la Caixa” scholarship event in Barcelona today. Their Majesties handed out 120 scholarships for postgraduate studies at universities around the world: 65 in Europe, 48 in North America and 7 in Asia. During King Felipe’s speech, he said “to the progress of our country always remembering and thanking the opportunity offered and who knew ye will win you with your worth and your … Continue reading

Emperor and Empress of Japan Visit Palau

  April 9, 2015 at 10:39 pm by

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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are currently in Palau, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean and a former Japanese colony, to mark the upcoming anniversary of the Japanese surrender in World War Two. The purpose of the couple’s visit is to honour the Japanese and American soldiers who died during the Battle of Peleliu between September and November 1944. Almost 11,000 Japanese soldiers and almost 1,600 US soldiers were … Continue reading

King Harald Marks 75th Anniversary of German Invasion

  April 9, 2015 at 5:56 pm by

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The King of Norway today was present for a ceremony at the National Monument at the Akerhus Fortress marking the 75th anniversary of the German invasion of Norway. King Harald laid a wreath at the monument to those who gave their lives fighting for their country, before saluting and observing a moment’s silence. 96 soldiers from Oslo’s Garrison Company stood to attention during the ceremony, which was also attended by … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday: Fashions in Aarhus

  April 9, 2015 at 9:05 am by

Queen Margrethe at her 75th birthday concert

The Queen of Denmark’s 75th birthday celebrations began yesterday, with both day and evening events. The main royal ladies were out in force, so let’s take a look at their attire in all its splendour. Queen Margrethe II The birthday girl chose a snow white ensemble for the City Hall reception, one that saw its first outing back in 2012 during the celebrations for her Ruby Jubilee. The outfit consists of … Continue reading

On This Day: Charles Weds Camilla

  April 9, 2015 at 4:00 am by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall today celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. Let’s take a look back at their 2005 nuptials. View image | gettyimages.com Charles and Camilla were officially married in a civil ceremony at the Windsor Guildhall, which was attended by their children (Prince William and Tom Parker-Bowles acted as witness for their parents) and immediate families. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were not … Continue reading

Festivities in Aarhus for Queen Margrethe’s Birthday

  April 8, 2015 at 6:13 pm by

Queen Margrethe on the balcony of the Aarhus City Hall to celebrate her 75th birthday; 08-04-2015

Aarhus today welcomed the Danish Royal Family to town to celebrate the Queen’s upcoming 75th birthday. The day began with Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik participating in a carriage ride through the streets of Aarhus, heading towards the City Hall for an official reception. Here they were joined by Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie for a balcony appearance before the reception took place. A … Continue reading

Doña Letizia Visits Spanish Red Cross Headquarters

  April 7, 2015 at 11:47 am by

Queen Letizia

Doña Letizia paid a visit to the Spanish Red Cross Headquarters in Madrid today. During her visit to the headquarters, she met with volunteers, employees and partners Red Cross. Doña Letizia also attended a short presentation on how things are planned before anything is carried out. Doña Letizia wore a navy blue pant suit matched with a white top. The look was completed with a leather briefcase and pumps. View … Continue reading

Prince Kardam of Bulgaria Has Died

  April 7, 2015 at 10:06 am by

Prince Kardam, Prince of Turnovo

Kardam, Prince of Turnovo, the eldest son of former Tsar Simeon and Tsarina Margarita, passed away this morning in a Madrid hospital. He was 52. He died at 11:30am, local time, after suffering a lung infection resulting from his long-standing immobilisation due to injuries sustained in car accident in 2008. “At the bedside of Prince Kardam in his last moments were his parents, wife, and other family members,” a statement from the … Continue reading

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