Tongan Queen Mother’s Body Arrives Back In Homeland

  February 28, 2017 at 7:52 am by

The casket of Tonga's Queen Mother makes its way to the Royal Palace

The body of Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho of Tonga has arrived back in the country aboard a Royal New Zealand Airforce Hercules aircraft today, greeted at the Fuaʻamotu International Airport by members of the Royal Family led by her grandson, Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala. Her casket was then taken to the Royal Palace via car, passing by hundreds of local school children who lined the streets of the capital to pay their respects to … Continue reading

Happy 10th Birthday Lalla Khadija

  February 28, 2017 at 2:00 am by

Lalla Khadija

Lalla Khadija of Morocco celebrates her 10th birthday today. Born on February 28, 2007, Lalla Kadija is the second child and only daughter of King Mohammed VI of Morocco and Lalla Salma. Lalla Khadija has a brother, Crown Prince of Morocco, Moulay Hassan. On the day of Lalla Khadija’s birth, King Mohammed granted a royal pardon to thousands of prisoners.  

Queen Elizabeth Hosts Reception Marking Start of UK-India Year of Culture

  February 27, 2017 at 7:39 pm by

A peacock projected onto the facade of Buckingham Palace

At Buckingham Palace on Monday evening, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh hosted a reception to mark the beginning of the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture, which is designed to further cultivate the “deep cultural ties” between the UK and India. The guests – which included a number of celebrities such as actress Ayesha Dharker and Kunal Nayyar from The Big Bang Theory, as well as people of Indian heritage from … Continue reading

The ‘A Team’ Pose For Photos On Lech Ski Slopes With Parents

  February 27, 2017 at 12:35 pm by

The Dutch Royals in Lech

The annual Lech photo session of the Dutch Royal Family took place on Monday, with the King and Queen and their three daughters taking centre stage on the slopes as the press got their photos. Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane (informally known as the ‘A Team’) showed off their skiing skills as they went up and down the hills alongside their parents. But the best part of this year’s … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cornwall Helps To Welcome Soldiers Returning From Iraq

  February 27, 2017 at 10:07 am by

The Duchess of Cornwall

On Monday February 27 at the Normandy Barracks in Aldershot, the Duchess of Cornwall helped military families officially welcome home soldiers from the 4th Battalion The Rifles after a four-month deployment to Iraq. The Duchess, who is the Royal Colonel of the regiment, inspected the troops during a muster parade, before addressing the crowd. “In the most difficult circumstances you have shown your usual skill and spirit, no matter what … Continue reading

Lady Amelia Windsor Walks The Dolce & Gabbana Runway Show

  February 26, 2017 at 12:34 pm by

Lady Amelia Windsor

The 21-year-old Lady Amelia Windsor walked down the runway for Dolce & Gabbana’s Autumn/Winter 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection. The show took place in Italy during fashion week. Lady Amelia walked down the runway wearing a short lace dress that featured embodied flowers. She wore a gold tiara and gold pumps. Embed from Getty Images

Palace Profile: Tokyo Imperial Palace

  February 26, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Moat and bridge on the grounds of the Imperial Palace Location: Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan Built: 1888 (original), 1968 (current) Built By: Takenaka Corporation (current) Commissioned By: Emperor Meiji of Japan (original), Emperor Hirohito of Japan/State of Japan (current) Style: Traditional Japanese/Modernist On The Palace Grounds: Chōwaden Reception Hall, Imperial Household Agency Headquarters, Fukiage Garden, Tōkagakudō Music Hall Current Owner: The State of Japan Current Use: Official residence of T.I.M. The Emperor and Empress of Japan Fun Fact: The Palace complex … Continue reading

Princess Charlène Attends AMREF Gala

  February 24, 2017 at 8:12 pm by

Princess Charlene

The Princess of Monaco was present at a gala held to raise funds for the African Medical and Research Foundation on Friday evening in Monte Carlo. A number of Italian and local celebrities were also at the gala, to which Charlène wore a gold sequinned evening gown designed in a snake-skin pattern. AMREF is the largest non-governmental organisation in Africa that is “committed to improving health and health care” on the … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: King Harald’s 70th Birthday Gala

  February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am by

King Harald 70th birthday gala

As part of the multi-day festivities to celebrate his 70th birthday, King Harald V of Norway hosted a gala banquet at the Royal Palace of Oslo on February 24, 2007. Guests from across Europe’s royal houses were present, enjoying dinner, dancing and a firework display from the Palace balcony.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia Attend Return Dinner Hosted By Argentine President

  February 23, 2017 at 8:17 pm by

Queen Letizia and King Felipe

The President of Argentina this evening hosted a return dinner at El Pardo Palace in Madrid to thank the King and Queen of Spain for their hospitality during this week’s state visit. Over 350 people from business, sports and arts fields were invited to the dinner, and each were received by both King Felipe and Queen Letizia, and President Macri and First Lady Juliana Awada. At the beginning of the … Continue reading

Iñaki Urdangarín To Remain In Switzerland During Appeal Process

  February 23, 2017 at 5:12 pm by

Inaki Urdangarin

A court in Palma de Mallorca has decided that Iñaki Urdangarín will be allowed to continue living in Switzerland with his family until the conclusion of the appeal process against the guilty verdict he was handed last week in the Nóos corruption case. Iñaki is required to meet with local authorities on the first day of each month and inform the court if he changes residence at any time. He will not … Continue reading

Second Daughter For Hubertus and Kelly von Saxe-Coburg und Gotha

  February 23, 2017 at 4:38 pm by

Hereditary Princess Kelly and Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

The Hereditary Prince and Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha welcomed their third child into the world on Wednesday. Newborn Princess Madeleine enjoys “great health” according to the family’s spokesperson. The new Princess’s full name is Madeleine Aurelia Victoria Carin.  Hubertus and Kelly, who married in 2009, already have two children: Princess Katharina, born 2014, and Phillipp, born 2015.

Queen Mathilde in Laos: Days Three and Four

  February 23, 2017 at 12:23 pm by

Queen Mathilde

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde continued her mission in Laos on Wednesday February 22. The Queen started her third day in Laos with a visit at the Doub Preschool in the Ta Oi district of the Saravan province. In this school is active the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education(WASH) program that aims to promote the improvement of the children’s health condition by teaching to the children how to prevent diseases by regularly … Continue reading

Happy Fifth Birthday to Princess Estelle!

  February 23, 2017 at 6:12 am by

Princess Estelle

Sweden’s Princess Estelle today celebrates her fifth birthday, and the Royal Court has released two new photographs to mark the day. The photos – in black and white – show the young Princess relaxing on a couch and were taken by Anna-Lena Ahlström. Princess Estelle is the elder child of Crow Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, and as such is the second in line for the Swedish throne. New photos of … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Debuts The Fleur de Lys Tiara During Argentinian State Visit Gala

  February 22, 2017 at 8:49 pm by

Queen Letizia

The Queen of Spain made the day of royal watchers everywhere Wednesday night at the gala banquet for the President of Argentina as she debuted the ‘biggest gun’ in the collection of tiaras at her disposal: the diamond Fleur de Lys tiara that dates back to Queen Victoria Eugenia. Paired with a simple black evening gown from Felipe Varela and the sky blue sash of the Argentine Order of the Liberator General … Continue reading

Danish Princess Open Conferences and Debates

  February 22, 2017 at 5:39 pm by

Princess Marie

Denmark’s ‘M’ Princesses were out and about today, attending conferences and debates. Crown Princess Mary was present and gave a speech at the Copenhagen Business School’s CBS Case Competition panel debate. The theme of the day’s panel debate was ‘Opportunities in Crises’. Meanwhile, in Birkerød, Princess Marie officially opened BIGMUN – Birkerød High School Model United Nations – at the school. The high school has hosted a model UN event for its … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cupcakes: Camilla Hosts Reception At Clarence House

  February 22, 2017 at 5:14 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall today was joined by celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at Clarence House where they gave a cupcake demonstration in the kitchen ahead of a reception to launch The Great Get Together. Decorating cupcakes in Union Jack cases with butter cream frosting, Camilla earned a laugh from the two chefs when she accidentally squirted some frosting on to Fearnley-Whittingstall’s tie – which he promptly licked off … Continue reading

A Day In Utrecht For Queen Máxima

  February 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm by

Queen Maxima

Today, Wednesday February 22, Her Majesty Queen Máxima spent the day in Utrecht to attend two events connected with the Oranje Fonds. In the morning the Queen opened the Buzinezz Forum that aims to fight the youth unemployment and it is directed to organizations, municipalities and social entrepreneurs to increase job opportunities for the young people. The forum was organized by Prestatieladder Socialer Ondernemen, a national instrument that aims to solve … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cambridge Plays Pool During Wales Visit

  February 22, 2017 at 12:17 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge has visited a youth center in South Wales with Action for Children, a charity which was handed down to her by Queen Elizabeth in December 2016. “The Duchess of Cambridge is incredibly proud to follow The Queen as Patron of Action for Children,” Kensington Palace tweeted. During the visit, Catherine played a game of pool with Craig Davies, a 15 year old. He joked after the game … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde In Laos: Days One and Two

  February 21, 2017 at 10:26 pm by

Queen Mathilde

As Honorary President of UNICEF Belgium and Advocate of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started on Monday February 20, a four day mission to Laos which lasts till February 23. The mission, organized by the UNICEF office in Laos and the Embassy of Belgium in Bangkok, aims to increase awareness in the fields of education, health and mental health, and the issues of child survival and … Continue reading

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