Norway’s Crown Princess Receives “Conversation Bench”

  September 23, 2015 at 7:19 pm by

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On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Norwegian Red Cross, the Crown Princess of Norway was today presented with a red ‘conversation bench’ in the Palace Park. The bench is one of 400 which are being placed around the country in public places, to encourage a warmer, closer society. Crown Princess Mette-Marit was joined by Red Cross refugee guide Naghmeh Gorgin, herself a former refugee, for some tea on … Continue reading

William and Harry Pay BBC’s “DIY SOS” A Visit in Manchester

  September 23, 2015 at 6:12 pm by

Prince William and Prince Harry during their visit to the BBC's DIY SOS project to benefit veterans; 23-09-2015

Princes William and Harry today got their hands dirty during a trip to Manchester, where they met the team that produces the BBC series DIY SOS. The show is currently transforming several buildings on one street into homes for ex-service personnel. View image | gettyimages.com Wearing white hardhats bearing their names and blue safety vests, the two Princes spoke with the 240 builders and volunteers, as well as the street’s existing residents, before being … Continue reading

Princess Beatrix and Queen Sonja Open The Exhibition “Munch: Van Gogh”

  September 23, 2015 at 4:40 pm by

Princess Beatrix and Queen Sonja

Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands and Queen Sonja of Norway attend the opening of the exhibition “Munch: Van Gogh” today. The exhibition is being held at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The exhibition showcases work of the two artists, Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch. Their work is shown side by side to show the similarities of their artwork, despite the two artists having never met. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Beatrix … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, September 14-20

  September 23, 2015 at 4:27 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 of a few outfits in this week’s poll. Voting closes on September 27.

Queen Silvia Attends Mentor Foundation International Gala

  September 22, 2015 at 9:49 pm by

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This evening, Queen Silvia was present at the Mentor Foundation USA’s International Gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Wearing a green and white evening gown with a leaf motif, the Queen delivered a speech and posed for photographs with Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal and Princess Sora bint Sa’ad of Saudi Arabia. Mentor International was founded by Queen Silvia in 1994 and aims to empower children and young people “to make … Continue reading

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Dies of Heart Attack

  September 19, 2015 at 9:52 pm by

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the eldest son of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed with his first wife, Sheikha Hind, has died of a heart attack, the Dubai Media Office announced today. The 33-year-old Sheikh, who owned the famous Zabeel Stables, died Saturday morning the announcement said. Funeral prayers were held after sunset at the Zabeel Mosque, before the Sheikh was laid to rest at the Umm Hurair cemetery. Writing … Continue reading

William, Catherine And Harry Attend The 2015 Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony

  September 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry attended the 2015 Rugby World Cup opening ceremony in Twickenham. View image | gettyimages.com During the event, it was obvious that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were having a good time as they seemed to be all smiley and couldn’t keep their eyes off each other. Prince Harry gave speech at the opening ceremony.

Queen Rania Receives The Walther Rathenau Prize

  September 18, 2015 at 4:46 pm by

Queen Rania

In recognition of her work as an outstanding advocate for peace and understanding between East and West, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan was awarded on Thursday the Walther Rathenau Prize. The prize was presented to Her Majesty by the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel during a ceremony held at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. Queen Rania dedicated the prize to the people of Jordan. She spoke to the audience … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Spends The Day In Aarhus

  September 16, 2015 at 4:42 pm by

Crown Princess Mary in Aarhus; 16-09-2015

Dressed in a simple fuchsia frock, Denmark’s Crown Princess paid a visit to the city of Aarhus today, where her visit focused on the areas of health and education. First was a stop at the Aarhus University Hospital to visit the paediatric heart clinic. Princess Mary – who is patron of the Danish Heart Association – spoke with doctors and nurses, before meeting with some of the children who suffer from heart-related illnesses … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia’s First Day in the United States

  September 15, 2015 at 7:54 pm by

The King and Queen with President and First Lady Obama at the White House; 15-09-2015

The King and Queen of Spain have begun their official visit to the United States, spending their first day in Virginia and Washington, D.C. They first toured Mount Vernon, the plantation estate owned by America’s first President, George Washington, located in Fairfax County, Virginia. The couple laid a wreath at the tomb of Washington while there, and then were shown the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George … Continue reading

Swedes Attend Opening of Parliament

  September 15, 2015 at 5:49 pm by

King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel arrive for the opening of parliament; 15-09-2015

The Swedish Royal Family attended a number of events today to mark the opening of the 2015/2016 parliamentary session. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia led their children and their spouses first at a church service at Stockholm Cathedral. The theme of the service was the refugee crisis that is currently impacting Europe. View image | gettyimages.com They then travelled via carriage to the Riksdag, the King and Queen were … Continue reading

Prince Harry On First Public Duty After Return From Africa

  September 15, 2015 at 5:26 pm by

Prince Harry and Tom Neil at the Battle of Britain anniversary flypast; 15-09-2015

Prince Harry performed his first public duty in over three months today, visiting Goodward Aerodrome in West Sussex as the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain was marked. The Prince, who turned 31 today, was given a tour of the airfield and attended a briefing at the Boultbee Flight Academy about the flypast of over 40 Spitfires, Hurricanes and Blenheims across the south of England. View image | gettyimages.com Harry was due … Continue reading

Prinsjesdag 2015

  September 15, 2015 at 4:12 pm by

WA and Queen Maxima

Today, Tuesday September 15, the Dutch Royal Family celebrated the traditional opening of the Parliament, Prinsjesdag. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was accompanied by his wife, Her Majesty Queen Maxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Dutch Royals left Noordeinde Palace at around 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in the Golden Carriage through the streets of The Hague. Princess Beatrix saw the procession of the carriages from the … Continue reading

Princess Beatrice Spotted At Tommy Hilfiger’s Fashion Show

  September 14, 2015 at 4:26 pm by

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice of York has been spotted today attending the Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2016 fashion show in New York. Princess Beatrice sat in the front row and was seen backstage after the show, she also posed for a few pictures with the designer. The 27-year old royal wore a black and white outfit to the event. View image | gettyimages.com  

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, September 7 – 13

  September 14, 2015 at 1:39 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 of a few outfits in this week’s poll. Voting closes on September 20.

“Gathering of the Heirs” in Norway

  September 14, 2015 at 4:41 am by

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The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway hosted their counterparts from Denmark, Sweden and Luxembourg at Mågerø, the summer home of King Harald V and Queen Sonja, on the island of Tjøme over the weekend. A photograph released by all four royal courts shows Haakon, Mette-Marit and two of their children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, posing in the garden of Mågerø with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Makes First Public Appearance Since July

  September 13, 2015 at 3:11 pm by

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The Duchess of Cambridge is back in action again now that her maternity leave after the birth of Princess Charlotte has come to an end. For her first public appearance since earlier this summer, the Duchess attended a morning service at Crathie Kirk in Scotland. The Cambridges have been staying at Balmoral whilst the Queen celebrated her milestone of becoming the country’s longest reigning monarch. Kate sported a new hairstyle … Continue reading

Sophie of Wessex Answers Calls For Charity Event

  September 11, 2015 at 4:01 pm by

Countess of Wessex

Sophie, Countess of Wessex attended the annual BGC Global Charity Day at BGC Partners in London. Dressed in a lovely summer solid orange short sleeve dress, the Countess answered calls at the call-centre at the charity event. The Charity was founded in 2005 and is an annual event which raises funds for victims of 9/11 attacks. View image | gettyimages.com The Countess answers phones during the BGC Partners Charity Day

Queen Maxima Attends The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Opening Season

  September 11, 2015 at 1:32 pm by

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The evening of September 10, Her Majesty Queen Maxima was present at the grand opening of the new season of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. Upon her arrival to the theater, The Queen was welcomed by Kajsa Ollongren, deputy Mayor and alderman of Art and Culture of Amsterdam. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra opening night is a festive concert that takes place every year to mark the launch of the new season. The first concert … Continue reading

King Philippe And Queen Mathilde Visit Limburg

  September 10, 2015 at 4:10 pm by

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Today, Thursday September 10, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Limburg. Upon their arrival in Hasselt, the capital, The King and The Queen visited the Corda Incubator Campus where they were welcomed by Herman Reynders, the governor of the Province of Limburg and Hilde Claes, the Mayor of Hasselt. The Corda Incubator Campus is an high-tech company runs by entrepreneurs of start-ups. They met Hugo Leroi, … Continue reading

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