Princess Muna Visits Romania

  May 29, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

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Her Royal Highness Princess Muna al-Hussein of Jordan has arrived in Romania at the invitation of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta for an official visit centering on Children’s Day, being celebrated around the world on 1st June.  Upon her arrival in Romania, Princess Muna looked elegant in a bright yellow jacket and floral skirt as she was greeted by Prince Radu at the airport. A special children’s event called “The Feast … Continue reading

King of Bhutan Performs Ritual for New Law School

  May 29, 2016 at 4:56 pm by

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His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan today performed a “ground-breaking ceremony” (Sa-Lhang Tendrel) for the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law at Pangbisa in Paro, west of Thimphu.  It will be the first School of Law in the country. Sa-Lhang Tendril is a cultural tradition in Bhutan and takes place before any construction work is undertaken. The Bhutanese have an ancient belief that the land is possessed by … Continue reading

Official Portraits of Prince Oscar’s Christening Released

  May 29, 2016 at 10:42 am by

Crown Princess Family of Sweden

A series of official portraits from Prince Oscar’s christening on Friday has been released by the Swedish Royal Court this morning. The photos were taken at the Royal Palace in Stockholm after the ceremony by Anna Lena Ahlstrom. Several compositions were taken, including one of the Crown Princess Family, with the godparents, with grandparents and one of just the King with his eldest daughter and her two children. Official photos … Continue reading

Camilla and Juan Carlos Watch On As Duke of Wellington’s Daughter Marries in Spain

  May 29, 2016 at 10:38 am by

Alejandro Santo Domingo and Lady Charlotte Wellesley after their wedding

Lady Charlotte Wellesley, daughter of the Duke of Wellington and his wife Princess Antonia of Prussia, married Alejandro Santo Domingo yesterday in a ceremony held at the Church of the Incarnation in Granada, Spain. Todas las fotos de la boda del año: la de Alejandro Santo Domingo y Lady Charlotte Wellesley https://t.co/2xqM4xvjSP pic.twitter.com/dVE94bgEy9 — Vanity Fair España (@VanityFairSpain) May 29, 2016 Among the notable guest list was the Duchess of Cornwall, … Continue reading

Liechtenstein’s Princess Margaretha Joins Belgian Queen at Piano Finals

  May 29, 2016 at 10:20 am by

The trio of royal ladies at the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition

A foreign royal guest joined Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth at the final piano concert of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition last night, Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein. The trio – all in bright shades of orange and pink – watched the final musicians before Lukáš Vondráček was announced as the winner of the piano segment of the competition. #CMIREB #piano: dernière session des finales du Concours Reine Élisabeth-Piano 2016 @BOZARbrussels @QEIMCBelgium … Continue reading

First Communion of Prince Noah de Nassau

  May 29, 2016 at 10:02 am by

Prince Noah de Nassau

Prince Noah de Nassau, grandson of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, yesterday celebrated his first holy communion at Nommern’s parish church. Grand Ducal family of Luxembourg at Communion of Prince Noah in Nommern pic.twitter.com/9Qr9A2gdvx — Patrick van Katwijk (@Patrickvkatwijk) May 28, 2016 Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich presided over the ceremony, as did the Chaplain of the Grand Ducal Court among others. Happily the weather was bright … Continue reading

Cousins Are Your First Friends: Gorgeous Photos of Estelle and Leonore

  May 29, 2016 at 5:13 am by

Princess Estelle and Princess Leonore

Princesses Estelle and Leonore of Sweden are proving that the saying ‘Cousins are your first friends’ is quite true, if the new photos posted by Princess Madeleine on her Facebook page are anything to go by! The two young Princesses are shown giggling and hugging sitting together on a chair back at the Royal Palace after Prince Oscar’s christening on Friday. “My sister and I are blessed as mothers with … Continue reading

The Polo Princes Take Home A Win

  May 28, 2016 at 3:52 pm by

Prince William and Prince Harry play polo in the Audi Challenge

Princes William and Harry participated in their first polo match of the season earlier today at Coworth Park during the Audi Polo Challenge. The two brothers were playing to raise funds on behalf of two of their charities, Tusk Trust and Sentebale. William was seen before the matches began stretching and warming up just off the pitch, while during the match, Harry was forced to step out for a short while … Continue reading

Spanish King and Queen Celebrate Armed Forces Day

  May 28, 2016 at 12:38 pm by

Queen Letizia and King Felipe

The King and Queen of Spain today marked Armed Forces Day in Madrid with the traditional military parade by the Joint Battalion at the Plaza de la Lealtad before a reception at the Royal Palace. After being greeted by the Defence Minister, Pedro Morenes, King Felipe VI laid a wreath in honour of the servicemen and women killed in service to their country. The official party then watched the parade, … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cornwall and the Future 007?

  May 27, 2016 at 3:04 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall and Tom Hiddleston

Sometimes royals get all the best jobs! As honorary judge of the BBCR2 500 words competition, today The Duchess of Cornwall, along with actor Tom Hiddleston, visited The Globe Theatre to watch to winners be announced and give a speech. After the ceremony, which was broadcast live on Chris Evans’ Radio 2 Breakfast show, guests and judges met backstage for an informal reception. Guests included the likes of Warwick Davies, … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Opens Madrid Book Fair

  May 27, 2016 at 12:35 pm by

Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia of Spain opened the 75th edition of the annual book fair held in Madrid. This years theme of the book fair is “Because I can not imagine in the air. For imagine having to do with do, can do”, the quote used from the novel of Bethlehem Gopegui ‘The cold side of the pillow’. Dressed in a tweed skirt, long sleeved blush top and pumps, Queen Letizia toured … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Scout’s Honour

  May 27, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Queen Ingrid

May 27, 1938: Denmark’s Crown Princess Ingrid attends a scouting exhibition in Copenhagen. She was a keen enthusiast of guides and scouts, working her way up the ranks of the Guides organisation in her home country, Sweden, as a young girl. When she married the heir to the Danish throne in 1935, Ingrid continued her interest in Denmark, becoming the President of Pigespejdernes Fællesråd Danmark (the Joint Committee of Girl Guides Denmark) … Continue reading

Prince Oscar’s Christening Goes Off Without A Hitch

  May 27, 2016 at 8:04 am by

Prince Oscar

The christening of Prince Oscar was held at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm earlier today, in front of a crowd of family and friends. Arriving in the arms of his mother Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Oscar was wearing the christening gown first worn by his great-grandfather, Prince Gustaf Adolf, in 1906. The Crown Princess and Princess Estelle were both in white dresses and fluffy fascinators, while … Continue reading

In Recycled Graciela Naum, Queen Máxima Presents King Willem I Prize

  May 26, 2016 at 9:27 pm by

Queen Maxima

Today, Thursday May 26, was another busy day for Her Majesty Queen Máxima. After attending the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2016” award ceremony this morning along with King Willem-Alexander and Princess Beatrix, this evening the Queen presented the King Willem I Prize in Eindhoven. Beautiful Quern Maxima arriving at the #kw1prijs in Eindoven. @koninklijkhuis @VorstenNL #Royals #reina #fashion pic.twitter.com/ay4ZX36EMt — Yvonne v Woudenberg (@YVWFotografie) May 26, 2016 There were three winners: … Continue reading

Princess Sofia Back On Duty, Five Weeks After Giving Birth

  May 26, 2016 at 7:01 pm by

Princess Sofia

Taking a break from her maternity leave, Sweden’s Princess Sofia today attended the award ceremony for graduating nurses at the Sophiahemmet. Sofia, who became the honorary chairman of the organisation at the beginning of 2016, wore a red three-quarter sleeved dress with a bow detailing on the neckline from British designer Goat. She will also be present at the christening of Prince Oscar, son of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, … Continue reading

A Royal York Garden Party

  May 26, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

The Yorks attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace

The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie attended the annual Not Forgotten Association garden party at Buckingham Palace today. The Not Forgotten Association’s garden parties at Buckingham Palace date back to the 1920s, and the first one was hosted by the Queen Mother to mark the contribution of those in the armed forces. But as the Queen scales back on her royal duties in her 90th year, she has … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mette-Marit Helps Celebrate Bible Society’s 200th Anniversary

  May 26, 2016 at 5:11 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-MArit

To help mark the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Bible Society, Crown Princess Mette-Marit today joined the first day of a four-day festival that will see the entire Bible read aloud in the park outside Oslo Cathedral. The Crown Princess, wearing a lovely navy chiffon day dress with a small floral print, read verses 1-9 of Pslam 71. The ‘Bible Marathon’ will be concluded on Sunday evening. Mette-Marit attended a service … Continue reading

You Couldn’t Miss Her! Infanta Elena Mans Stall For ‘Día de la Caridad’

  May 26, 2016 at 4:35 pm by

Infanta Elena

Dressed in a bright red pant suit with a pink, green and yellow pattern, Infanta Elena was hard to miss as she spent the day helping out at the Cáritas stall as part of Día de la Caridad (Charity Day). This year the day’s theme was ‘Vive mercy. Make your mark’ promoting solidarity and commitment to the fundamental human rights of the world’s people, and how small actions can mean … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Pay Three-Day Visit to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

  May 26, 2016 at 2:55 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in Ireland

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall undertook a three day visit of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland this week. Due to security measures, the visit was not announced in advance to the press. The Prince of Wales took the first day on his own and was joined by The Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday. The invitation was at the behest of the Irish government after a successful … Continue reading

Dutch Royals At “Appeltjes van Oranje 2016”

  May 26, 2016 at 10:17 am by

The Dutch Royals with some of the 2016 Apples van Orange winners

This morning, Thursday May 26, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, joined by Princess Beatrix, took part at the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2016” award ceremony at Palace Noordeinde in The Hague. The theme of this year’s award was: “Do yourself together!” and was focused on communal facilities. Koningin Máxima reikt Appeltjes van Oranje 2016 uit in Paleis Noordeinde @OranjeFonds grote appel voor De Gaveborg pic.twitter.com/DeERnB9BjH — Patrick van Katwijk (@Patrickvkatwijk) May … Continue reading

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