Prince Harry Reveals “Secret” For Sentebale

  December 1, 2014 at 9:06 pm by

Prince Harry of Wales

Prince Harry has revealed that he fears public speaking, in a video released as part of the #FeelNoShame campaign arranged by Sentebale to mark World AIDS Day. “On today, World AIDS Day, my secret is, believe it or not, that I get incredibly nervous before public speaking, no matter how big the crowd or the audience. And despite the fact that I laugh and joke all the time I get … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mette-Marit Attends HIV Solidarity Service

  December 1, 2014 at 8:44 pm by

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At the Tøyen Church in Oslo this evening, Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended an inter-faith service to express solidarity with individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. Hosted by the Church City Mission, the aim of the event was both to express solidarity and to celebrate the progresses made in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention. The service was held on World AIDS Day, which has been marked on December 1 since 1988. Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who … Continue reading

Spanish Introductory Visit to Germany

  December 1, 2014 at 7:37 pm by

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King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia started a two-day introductory visit to Germany today. The Royal Couple, accompanied by the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, José Manuel García-Margallo, arrived at Berlin-Tegel Airport around 12 o’clock. Then the King and the Queen went to the Presidential Palace, the Bellevue Palace, were they were welcomed by German President Joachim Gauck and the First Lady, Daniela Schadt. King Felipe and President … Continue reading

Mia Tindall Christened In Gloucestershire

  December 1, 2014 at 8:33 am by

Mia Tindall gets a kiss from her aunt Autumn Phillips

Mia Grace Tindall, the daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall, was christened at a local church in Gloucestershire on November 30. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Cambridge were amongst those who attended the christening, though the Duchess of Cambridge wasn’t present. Zara is a godmother to the Cambridges’ son, Prince George. There are no photos of the christening, though a short clip can be found here. The footage was … Continue reading

Thai Royal In-Laws Stripped Of Royally-Bestowed Name

  November 30, 2014 at 8:19 am by

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand and his former wife, Srirasmi Suwadee

The Crown Prince of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn, has officially stripped his wife’s family of the royally-bestowed name that he gave them upon their marriage. Princess Srirasmi’s family members have been using the surname Akharaphongpreecha, but have been ordered to revert “back to their old family name”, an official statement from the Thai court said. The move comes after seven of the Princess’ close relatives, including four siblings and an uncle, were arrested … Continue reading

On This Day: Wedding of George and Marina

  November 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Kent's official wedding portrait

80 years ago, a British Prince married a Greek Princess in a glittering winter ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Prince George, the second youngest son of King George V of the United Kingdom and Princess Mary of Teck, had announced his engagement to Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, youngest daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, in August 1934. Their wedding was … Continue reading

Queen Maxima Visits China

  November 29, 2014 at 2:34 am by

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As a special advocate of the United Nation’s Secretary-General for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) and at the invitation of the Chinese government, Queen Máxima visited China from November 24 to November 28. On Monday November 24, The Queen met Mr. Alain Noudehou, the UN coordinator in China at the UNDP office in Beijing. In the evening the Queen attended a working dinner at the residence of the Dutch Ambassador … Continue reading

Princess Marie Visits Saudi Arabia With Danish University

  November 28, 2014 at 4:05 am by

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In conjunction with her long-standing partnership with the Syddansk Universitet, Princess Marie yesterday paid a visit to Saudi Arabia, where she visited the Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University (PNU). The University, which is located on the outskirts of the Saudi capital Riyadh, is the largest women’s university in the world. The Syddansk Universitet has ‘exported’ two undergraduate programs based on Danish concepts to PNU, where staff from Denmark teach 216 students … Continue reading

New Photo of Princess Leonore Released

  November 27, 2014 at 10:32 pm by

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The Swedish Royal Court has released a new photograph of nine month old Princess Leonore. The image shows the infant wearing a white dress, stockings and silver shoes, sitting on her mother’s lap. And much like her elder cousin, Leonore had a small white bow in her hair. Ewa-Marie Rundquist took the photo. Princess Madeleine also posted the photo on her Facebook page, with the caption “Happy Thanksgiving!” Princess Leonore … Continue reading

Princess Haya Awards Queen Elizabeth II FEI Lifetime Achievement Award

  November 27, 2014 at 3:32 am by

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The FEI President, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan, awarded Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II the first FEI Lifetime Achievement award. Her Majesty received the award for her recognition as a leading role as a supporter of equestrian sport. Princess Haya who was dressed in a blue dress with her hair in a simple bun presented the award which was a white gold and diamond broach of nine interlinked … Continue reading

Final Home of Russian Grand Duchess Up For Sale

  November 26, 2014 at 9:02 am by

Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia

The last home of the youngest sister of Tsar Nicholas II has gone on the market in Canada. Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, daughter of Tsar Alexander III and Empress Maria Feodorovna, lived out her final days on the second floor of a semi-detached unit in East Toronto. The unit, which was a beauty salon when the Grand Duchess lived there at the behest of Russian friends, is now a travel … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Attends EACH Campaign Launch

  November 25, 2014 at 8:14 pm by

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The Duchess of Cambridge was today present for the launch of East Anglia Children’s Hospices campaign to raise funds for their new facility. Wearing a simple red shift dress by Katherine Hooker, the Duchess was greeted by a group of local school children upon her arrival to the Royal Norfolk Showgrounds around midday. Catherine spoke with volunteers, supporters and families who have benefited from the services EACH provides prior to … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Celebrates Universal Children’s Day

  November 23, 2014 at 7:19 am by

Queen Mathilde at the event to celebrate the anniversary of International Day of the Rights of the Child; 20-11-2014

This past Thursday, Queen Mathilde attended the celebration of the International Day of the Rights of the Child. The Queen attended a roundtable meeting organized by UNICEF Belgium and Plan Belgique, a non-governmental organization independent. This year’s celebration was focused on the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The celebration took place at the sports center ADEPS in Auderghem, where about 400 children greeted the … Continue reading

Prince Moulay Rachid And Oum Kalthum’s Wedding

  November 21, 2014 at 1:52 am by

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The brother of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, Prince Moulay Rachid, married Oum Kalthum in a magical ceremony which took place over a few days at the Rabat Royal Palace. On Thursday November 13, they celebrated the first ceremony which is called the Henna Day. The henna day is a henna ritual marked by presenting the Hdya to Prince Moulay Rachid’s spouse. The next day they celebrated the second ceremony which … Continue reading

The Duchess of Alba Has Died

  November 20, 2014 at 8:52 am by

The Duchess of Alba

The Duchess of Alba, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, has died today at the age of 88, news which was confirmed by the Mayor of Seville. The Duchess passed away at her home in Seville, Dueñas Palace. She had been admitted to Seville’s Sacred Heart Hospital at the beginning of this week, suffering from pneumonia. The Duchess was released yesterday, to spend her last hours at home. Her third husband, Alfonso Diez, and six … Continue reading

Grimaldis Out In Force Celebrating National Day

  November 19, 2014 at 6:37 pm by

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The Monégasque Princely Family were out in force today, to celebrate the country’s national day. Prince Albert II led the charge of Grimaldis and Casiraghis across the three annual events that take place every November 19. He was joined by his two sisters, Princesses Caroline and Stephanie, for the mass at the Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee de Monaco. The Duke and Duchess of Castro were also in attendance for the mass. It was then … Continue reading

Jordan’s Queen Opens Abu Dhabi Media Summit 2014

  November 19, 2014 at 2:46 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited Abu Dhabi on November 18, 2014 to officially open the Abu Dhabi Media Summit 2014 (ADMS) which took place in the Rosewood Hotel in the capital Abu Dhabi. The theme of this year’s summit is ‘Driving and sustaining a future media in MENA and beyond’. Dressed in a white and black outfit, Her Majesty gave an opening speech to over 500 people in … Continue reading

Spain’s Queen Shines In A Nina Ricci Suit

  November 18, 2014 at 5:49 am by

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On November 17, Queen Letizia attend the annual Velázquez Visual Arts Prize held at Prado Museum in Madrid wearing a French designer. Doña Letizia made a rare appearance wearing French designer Nina Ricci, wearing a grey skirt suit from the designer’s Fall 2013 collection. The jacket was collarless and had a peplum hem. Letizia finished off her look with a Malababa off white leather clutch, suede platforms and earrings from … Continue reading

Princess Alexandra Visits Red Cross Bazaar

  November 17, 2014 at 9:47 pm by

Princess Alexandra attends the Red Cross Bazaar; 16-11-2014

Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg paid a visit to the Red Cross Bazaar in Limpertsberg on Sunday. Grand Duchess Maria Theresa usually attends this event, however she is still recovering from knee surgery. The Princess stopped and spoke to the volunteers manning the over 30 stalls in the Victor Hugo Hall, who were selling a variety of second-hand items. Household items, books, clothing and handmade Christmas decorations were all available for shoppers, with … Continue reading

Qatar Royals Attend ROTA Charity Event

  November 17, 2014 at 2:30 am by

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The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and his wife Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim al-Thani attended the Reach Out to Asia (Rota) ceremony which takes place annually. This years event was held under the theme “Plant a Book…Harvest a Future.” The auction gala dinner raised $21 million which will go to educational projects in poor countries. Rota Chairperson, Sheikha al-Mayassa bint Hamad al-Thani presented the Rota … Continue reading

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