A Shy Gabriella Joins Her Parents at Saint Dévote Rugby Tournament

  March 18, 2017 at 4:15 pm by

Princess Charlene and Princess Gabriella

Two-year-old Princess Gabriella of Monaco today joined her parents, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène, at the seventh Saint Dévote Rugby Tournament, though the little one proved a little shy and kept her face hidden in her mother’s coat for much of her appearance. Held at the Stade Louis II, the tournament is put together by the Monegasque Rugby Federation in support of the Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco. Fifteen teams of … Continue reading

Camilla Helps Mark Centenary of No. 100 Squadron at RAF Leeming

  March 18, 2017 at 2:35 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

As Honorary Air Commodore of the RAF Leeming base station in North Yorkshire, the Duchess of Cornwall today visited the base to attend centenary celebrations of the No. 100 Squadron that served in both World Wars. The Duchess viewed a parade and Hawk jet flypast by the Squadron before delivering a speech to the servicemen, recalling their lengthy history as a RAF unit. “On this very special occasion we honour the … Continue reading

Frederik And Haakon Join 30,000 Skiers In Norway

  March 18, 2017 at 1:59 pm by

Prince Frederik and Prince Haakon

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway joined about 30,000 cross country skiers in Norway’s oldest race named Birkebeinerrennet. The event kicked off this morning at 8:30am Norwegian time and the distance race was 54km. One rule of the race is that all participants must carry a backpack with 3.5kg on their backs during the race. D.K.H. Kronprinsen og Kronprins Haakon af Norge er netop kommet … Continue reading

Empress Michiko Comes Down With Shingles Following Vietnam Tour

  March 18, 2017 at 12:15 am by

Empress Michiko

The Imperial Household Agency confirmed on Thursday that Empress Michiko is suffering from shingles, caused by fatigue following her weeklong tour to Vietnam and Thailand earlier this month. The Empress has shingles on the “upper part of her belly” the IHA said, with the assurance she is on a round of medication to treat the illness. While the Empress was originally not expected to cancel any duties because of the … Continue reading

The Cambridges Begin Two-Day Visit to Paris

  March 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have today begun their two-day visit to the French capital, on the request of the British Foreign Office. First up was an audience with President François Hollande at Élysée Palace. William and Catherine (who was still wearing the dark green Catherine Walker coat dress from her morning engagement in London) posed for photographs with the President on the steps of the Palace’s front entrance, before they … Continue reading

Prince Carl Philip & Princess Sofia Inaugurate New Fryshuset

  March 17, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia

In Husby, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia today inaugurated the new Fryshuset recreational centre. The organisation offers young people who feel excluded from society a place to gather and take part in activities. The couple toured the facilities and saw what youths can do when they visit a Fryshuset centre – they were shown a boxing class, and the kitchens where dishes are prepared using produce that is nearing … Continue reading

Princess Mette-Marit Helps Launch Educational App For Syrian Children

  March 17, 2017 at 3:35 pm by

Princess Mette-Marit

Norway’s Crown Princess was today involved in the launch of a new app designed to help children fleeing the war in Syria learn to read. Joining Prime Minister Erna Solberg at her residence in Oslo, Mette-Marit watched as young children were shown the app and learnt how to play the games that teach them how to spell and read in Norwegian. The children then showed the adults how the apps … Continue reading

Pull Us A Pint, Sir! Prince Charles Spends St Patrick’s Day In A Brewery

  March 17, 2017 at 12:45 pm by

Prince Charles

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than at a brewery? That was what was on the agenda for the Prince of Wales this March 17, as he visited Wadworth Brewery in Wiltshire. Prince Charles was given a tour of the Brewery, which brews seven different ales, learning about its history before trying his hand at pulling a pint in the pub. He also contributed to a commemorative plaque created … Continue reading

William and Kate Present Shamrocks To The Irish Guards

  March 17, 2017 at 8:27 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have this morning presented the traditional shamrocks to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in a ceremony at their barracks in Hounslow to mark St Patrick’s Day. Among those receiving shamrock sprigs from William, who is the Colonel of the Regiment, and Catherine was the Regiment’s mascot, an Irish wolfhound named Domhnall. Following the presentation, the couple posed for the Sergeants’ and Officers’ Mess photos, before attending a reception … Continue reading

A Sheikha and Her Unicorn

  March 17, 2017 at 7:18 am by

Sheikha Al Jalila

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein of Jordan took to her Instagram this week to share the artistic abilities of her eldest child, Sheikha Al Jalila bint Mohammed Al Maktoum. The Princess posted a photograph of the nine-year-old with a gleeful expression on her face as she stood next to a white pony that she had decorated as a unicorn. “Finger paints, shampoo, water, a white pony and a very creative Jalila gives you … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Happy St Patrick’s Day From Elizabeth & Jean!

  March 17, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Grand Duke Jean and the Queen Mother

March 17, 1997: Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was joined by Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Jean for the presentation of shamrocks to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in the traditional St Patrick’s Day ceremony at the Elizabeth Barracks in Surrey. The Grand Duke, who abdicated in 2000, served as a volunteer in the Irish Guards during the Second World War, before undertaking military training at Sandhurst and eventually rising the ranks to … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Attends Jaha’s Promise Documentary Premiere

  March 16, 2017 at 7:35 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

Denmark’s Crown Princess this afternoon attended the world premiere of the documentary Jaha’s Promise at the Grand Theatre in Copenhagen. The documentary follows the story of Gambian-born Jaha Dukureh, who went through female circumcision as a newborn and was married off at the age of 15. Ms Dukureh has used her experience to found an anti-female genital mutilation non-profit organisation. Her activism has seen Gambia ban FGM. Princess Mary – who keep her … Continue reading

Zara Rocks The Fur and Fedora On Day Three of Cheltenham Festival

  March 16, 2017 at 5:14 pm by

Zara Tindall

Zara Tindall is currently two out of three for her 2017 Cheltenham Festival outfits, with today’s brown coat topped with a fur stole and burgundy and gold beaded fedora easily topping yesterday’s houndstooth outfit. The outfit was perfectly chic and definitely played on Zara’s exuberant personality. She was joined by husband Mike for day three of the festival. Also present for the day’s races were the Princess Royal, who was accompanied by … Continue reading

Exhibition on Marianne Bernadotte’s Fashion Opens in Stockholm

  March 16, 2017 at 2:54 pm by

Countess Marianne Bernadotte and Crown Princess Victoria

At Millesgården in Stockholm on Thursday, Crown Princess Victoria officially opened an exhibition on the fashion of her great-aunt, Countess Marianne Bernadotte af Wisborg. Chanel, Balmain, Dior – Marianne Bernadotte, A Style Icon highlights 56 outfits from French design houses the Countess wore mostly in the 1970s and 1980s. A book written by the 92-year-old Countess on her fashion and philanthropic efforts goes alongside the exhibition. Princess Victoria – who wore an … Continue reading

Mette-Marit Visits Red Cross Women’s Centre To Mark Fifth Anniversary

  March 16, 2017 at 2:32 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway today visited the Stella Red Cross Women’s Centre in Oslo, five years after she opened the centre which provides support to women with immigrant backgrounds. Meeting the volunteers who helped over 6,500 women last year, the Crown Princess was informed of the work the centre has done in its five years. Later, cake was served and Mette-Marit sat down with women who have used the centre’s services. … Continue reading

Blooming in Blue: Queen Elizabeth Reopens Army Museum

  March 16, 2017 at 11:22 am by

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Kent for Thursday’s reopening of the recently refurbished National Army Museum in London. After being welcomed with a kiss from her cousin, the Duke of Kent, who is patron of the National Army Museum, the royal party toured the Army Gallery, viewing the new exhibition of military uniforms over the years. One of the uniforms on … Continue reading

Prince Harry Speaks Mental Health With Veterans At London Conference

  March 16, 2017 at 4:17 am by

Prince Harry

As part of the Heads Together Campaign, Prince Harry participated in the Veterans’ Mental Health Conference at King’s College London. Harry met a number of military personnel who were injured in combat and saw their mental health suffer as a result. Among them were former Royal Marine Philip Eaglesham, who contracted Q Fever while in Afghanistan, and Major Ivan Castro, who lost his eyesight during a tour of Iraq. The conference was organised by in … Continue reading

A Soccer Outing For Monaco’s Sovereign Prince & His Nephews

  March 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm by

Prince Albert

Prince Albert II of Monaco was joined by two of his nephews on Wednesday at Fontvieille’s Stade Louis II for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round 16 match between Monaco and Manchester City. The Prince, new father Pierre Casiraghi and Louis Ducruet ended the match jubilantly, as the home team scored a late goal to seal a victory on away-goals and move them into the next round. The … Continue reading

Funeral of Prince Richard Scheduled For March 21 in Bad Berleburg

  March 15, 2017 at 7:19 pm by

Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

The funeral of Richard, 6th Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg will take place on Tuesday March 21, it has been confirmed by his family. It will be held at the Evangelische Stadtkirche in Bad Berleburg, the Prince’s hometown.  The service will be led by the Church’s pastor, Claudia Latzel-Binder. Prince Richard’s son-in-law, Alexander Johannsmann, husband of Princess Nathalie, confirmed to Billed-Bladet that the funeral will begin at 2pm. The Prince, who died at the age of 82 … Continue reading

British Royals Attend Cheltenham Festival’s Ladies Day

  March 15, 2017 at 4:10 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

Several royal ladies were present for Ladies Day at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday. The Duchess of Cornwall, the Princess Royal and Zara Tindall attended the day with friends. Andrew Parker-Bowles also joined. Camilla, in a mint green coat with a gorgeous moss green Philip Treacy felt hat (whose shades didn’t quite work the best together), presented the trophy to the winning connection of the Queen Mother Champion Chase, Special Tiara. … Continue reading

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