Sweden’s Crown Princess will celebrate her fortieth birthday on July 14, and the Swedish Royal Court has published a series of photographs ahead of the occasion, to coincide with the launch of a special portion of their website dedicated to the milestone. The photos, taken by Erika Gerdemark last month, show Victoria both inside and out in the gardens of her home, Haga Palace. Two days of festivities will be held in … Continue reading
The Dutch Royal Court has announced that King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will pay a state visit to Portugal later this year upon the invitation of the Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. The couple will visit between October 10 and 12, accompanied by the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, who will be running an economic mission parallel to the state visit.
The Duke of Cambridge has paid an unannounced visit to Manchester this morning where he met with first responders and members of the Mancunian community who tended to victims of the May 22 terror attack. He visited the headquarters of the Greater Manchester Police, where Chief Constable Ian Hopkins gave the Prince a briefing on the investigation in the days following the attack. Prince William then met with a number of police … Continue reading
This photograph dated June 2, 1938 shows the Bulgarian King Boris III – who reigned from October 1918 to August 1943 – with his two children, Princess Marie Louise and Prince Simeon, the country’s last King.
On June 1, the heads of state of the Nordic countries celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of Finland’s independence. On June 1, 1917, Finland became an independent state after being controlled by theRussian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. The heads of state in attendance were Queen Margarethe II of Denmark, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson … Continue reading
As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a three-day visit to Vietnam from Tuesday May 30 to Friday June 1. Upon her arrival in Vietnam on Tuesday, the Queen went to the provincial town of Da Lat where she visited farms that are participating in the development project “Horti Da Lat”. The project, supported by the Dutch bank … Continue reading
Princess Eugenie of York was joined by her boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank, and mother Sarah, Duchess of York at a charity gala raising funds for the Hope&Homes for Children’s End the Silence campaign on Wednesday evening. The gala was held at Abbey Road Studios on the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ SGT Pepper album. It raised £630,000 for the charity, which helps children in orphanages around the world. Also attending … Continue reading
Queen Mathilde of the Belgians had two special guests with her for this evening’s performance of finalists in the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition: the Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Sarvath Al Hassan of Jordan. The trio of royal ladies watched the cello performances of two finalists for this year’s prize, the first for cellists, Maciej Kulakowski and Seungmin Kang, who were both accompanied by the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra.
Wearing a shocking pink dress from Greta, pregnant Princess Sofia of Sweden handed over graduation medals to the ‘Sophia Sisters’, nurses who have trained with at the Sophiahemmet University College. Sofia, who is due to give birth to her second child in September, presented each of the graduate nurses with a necklace bearing one silver and one blue cross. The Princess is the Honorary Chairman of the Sophiahemmet, a position she has … Continue reading
At the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken on Wednesday, Queen Paola of Belgium had her first official public engagement since she underwent hip surgery in February. She was joined by her daughter, Princess Astrid, for the diploma presentation of the Queen Paola Prize for Teaching. The awards are presented yearly under a different theme by La Fondation Reine Paola. This year’s theme was ‘Science, Math and Techno: A Key to Our Future!’ and is awarded … Continue reading
The gardens of Buckingham Palace were alive with the youth of London on Wednesday as Prince Philip hosted a special gathering for young people involved with his patronage London Youth, to mark two milestones: his seventieth anniversary as their patron, and the organisation’s 130th anniversary. He watched as dozens of teens took part in various sporting activities, including fencing and rock wall climbing, on the grounds of the Palace, joking … Continue reading
It was a special visit for Queen Elizabeth to Drapers’ Hall in London today, as she celebrated seventy years of association with the Worshipful Company of Drapers, an organisation dating back to the 1360s when it was formed as a trade association of wool and cloth merchants. The Queen was made a Freeman of the Company, one of the ‘Great Twelve’ livery companies, on May 20, 1947. During a tour of the … Continue reading
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah hosted an iftar banquet at Raghadan Palace yesterday. Invited for the iftar were active Jordanian women in the fields of education, civil society, and media. Queen Rania arrived before the iftar to greet the women. She was dressed in a lovely midi blue dress with long sleeves by Prabal Gurung. She wore printed pumps which she simply matched with black Fendi bag and a … Continue reading
Three royal ladies in Stockholm must have wanted to take advantage of the last days of spring on Tuesday, as they all donned floral prints for their engagements. Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia, along with Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary, displayed their floral attire during a luncheon at the Royal Palace of Stockholm hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia (who, in a plain blue suit, clearly didn’t … Continue reading
At the Hotel Villa Magna in Madrid on Tuesday evening, King Felipe and Queen Letizia helped to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Europa Press Agency. The King spoke at the dinner, saying that the media “must remain a pillar of freedom for communication, and equally remain independent and respectful of political and social plurality, defenders of democratic values.” Queen Letizia opted for a dove grey Nina Ricci midi dress featuring … Continue reading
The Queen Elisabeth Music Competition is now in its final week, and King Philippe and Queen Mathilde today hosted a reception at the Royal Palace of Brussels for members of the jury who will be deciding this year’s winner. This year the competition has been opened to cellists for the first time. Queen Mathilde, who is Honorary President of the QEMC, looked lovely in a lime green sleeveless dress with … Continue reading
Prince Harry was out and about across London on Tuesday, first attending the launch of the British team for the 2017 Invictus Games before hosting a garden party at Buckingham Palace for the Not Forgotten Association. At the Tower of London in the morning, Harry was present for the official launch of the 90 athletes who will be representing the UK at this year’s Invictus Games in Toronto. Doing the following … Continue reading
King Abdullah II of Jordan has paid a short visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he met with Saudi King Salman Bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud. Following his arrival to Jeddah, the King moved directly to the holy city of Mekka and performed Umrah, the lesser pilgrimage at the grand mosque (Al Masjid al-Haram). He also performed the Ishaa and Tarawih Prayer at the holy mosque. He was … Continue reading
The Dutch Royal Court has announced that Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, the husband of Princess Margriet, has been diagnosed with melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. He will undergo outpatient surgery at the Dutch Cancer Institute / Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital in Amsterdam in the coming days. As such, his engagements in the near future have been cancelled. This is the Professor’s third diagnosis of skin cancer: he … Continue reading
The Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark began their two-day business trip to Sweden on Monday, where they were joined by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel for their busy day of engagements. First up, the happy quartet attended the official start of the Danish business delegation visit at the Munich Brewery, with a speech from Prince Frederik kicking things off. The two couples had earlier posed for photographs outside … Continue reading