Duchess of Cornwall A Captive Audience During Visit To Royal Academy of Dance

  February 1, 2018 at 11:14 am by

The Duchess of Cornwall

On Thursday, the Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to the Royal Academy of Dance headquarters in Battersea, where she was treated to a number of ballet performances. One of the main groups that danced for her was the Silver Swans, a ballet class for women over the age of 55 to help them with their “mobility, posture, coordination and energy levels”. Camilla – wearing a lovely blue check skirt and jacket … Continue reading

Surrounded By Family: New Photos Show Princess Beatrix At 80

  January 31, 2018 at 6:00 am by

Princess Beatrix at 80 with her family

Today, Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands celebrates her eightieth birthday. To mark the occasion, the Dutch Royal Court has released a series of new photographs of the Princess with her family. The photos were taken at Drakensteyn Castle in autumn last year by photographer Jeroen van der Meyde, who has snapped the Oranjes on numerous occasions. In two of the photographs, Princess Beatrix is shown with her eight grandchildren: Princesses Catharina-Amalia, … Continue reading

The Cambridges Begin Scandinavia Tour in Sweden

  January 30, 2018 at 7:34 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kicked off their tour of Scandinavia on Tuesday in Sweden, where they met with members of the Swedish Royal Family. First, William and Catherine – rugged up against the cold Swedish winter – attended a bandy hockey game in central Stockholm, learning about the sport from youngsters who play it. The royal pair were also given the opportunity to take three penalty shots on goal … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Presents Designer’s Nest Award As Part of Copenhagen Fashion Week

  January 30, 2018 at 7:10 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

As patron, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark presented this year’s Designer’s Nest Award during the Designer’s Nest fashion show at the Hotel d’Angleterre in Copenhagen, the first event of Copenhagen Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018. The 50,000DKK prize this season went to Norwegian designer Axel Enquist. Designer’s Nest gives young fashion designers from across Scandinavia the “opportunity to broaden their wings and use their imagination on collections not usually seen in fashion magazines”. The … Continue reading

Princess Leonor Invested With The Order of The Golden Fleece

  January 30, 2018 at 3:41 pm by

Princess Leonor and King Felipe

In a formal ceremony at the Royal Palace of Madrid on Tuesday at noon, the 12-year-old Princess of Asturias was invested with the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece by her father, King Felipe VI, to mark his fiftieth birthday. “Today, the Princess of Asturias receives the Collar of the Golden Fleece, deeply rooted in the history of Spain and Europe. An Order that for centuries has been … Continue reading

Camilla Tries Her Hand At Ale-Making During Visit To Swindon

  January 30, 2018 at 2:24 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall visited Swindon, in the south-west of England, on Tuesday where she tried her hand at brewing ale during her visit to Arkell’s Brewery. “I’m only here for the beer!” the Duchess joked as she arrived at the family-run business which is marking 175 years of operation this year. She was given a tour of the brewing facility before coming to a room where a new, special beer … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Enjoys Some Baby Cuddles During Working Visit To Dordrecht

  January 30, 2018 at 10:52 am by

Queen Maxima

Today, Tuesday January 30, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands paid a working visit to the non-profit organization Babyhuis in Dordrecht. Babyhuis, established at the end of 2013, offers care and guidance to mothers, pregnant women and babies whose parents who are temporarily unable to provide care for them. The organization also provides intensive assistance programs “to establish a secure bonding relationship between mother and child, guidance to self-reliance, creating a solid financial … Continue reading

King Felipe of Spain At 50: A Photo Retrospective

  January 30, 2018 at 6:00 am by

King Felipe VI of Spain

His Majesty The King of Spain today celebrates his fiftieth birthday. He was born on January 30, 1968 in Madrid as the only son of the-then Prince Juan and Princess Sofia of Spain. Felipe was educated in Spain and Canada, before studying law at the Autonomous University of Madrid and completing a Master of Science in International Relations at Georgetown University’s Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service. As a Prince, … Continue reading

Prince of Wales Views Exhibition of Art Work From Collection of Charles I

  January 29, 2018 at 8:52 pm by

The Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales was given a special viewing of the Charles I: King and Collector exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts on Monday evening. Walking through 150 paintings from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, including the famed Le Roi à la chasse (Charles I at the Hunt) by Sir Anthony van Dyck, with curators Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Per Rumberg, Prince Charles became one of the first people to see the … Continue reading

Princess Astrid Visits Home for Disadvantaged, Presents Sports Award

  January 29, 2018 at 4:38 pm by

Princess Astrid

Belgium’s Princess Astrid had a busy day on Monday as she first visited a home for the disadvantaged in Brussels before presenting the National Trophy of Sports Merit for 2017. At the Nativitas shelter in Marolles, the Princess – who is patron of the shelter – met with volunteers who provide the men and women who come to the shelter with clothing, food or social support. The shelter also provides … Continue reading

Danish Prince Awards Danish Industry Initiative Award

  January 29, 2018 at 4:27 pm by

Prince Joachim

On Monday January 29 during the Danish Industry Conference for Small and Medium Enterprises in Kolding, Prince Joachim presented the DI Initiative Award to a company from North Jutland, Liftup A/S. Prince Joachim, who has presented the award for several years now, hailed the 2018 nominees as having “demonstrated special initiative and courage during the past year”.  The Initiative Award is presented annually by DI to “honour happiness and creativity” by Danish … Continue reading

New Coin Celebrates Four Generations of House Windsor

  January 29, 2018 at 2:07 pm by

A new coin released by The Royal Mint to mark four generations of the Windsors

The Royal Mint in the United Kingdom has released a new coin to celebrate four generations of the House of Windsor: Queen Elizabeth II and her three direct heirs – the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge. The coin features the initials of all four royals, three crowns to symbolise the three direct heirs to the throne, and oak branches to honour the House … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander Opens Jubilee Edition of The Hague Model UN

  January 29, 2018 at 1:50 pm by

King Willem-Alexander

On Monday, King Willem-Alexander officially opened the jubilee edition of The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) at the World Forum. Thousands of high school students from over one hundred countries have descended on The Hague for the five-day conference that is being held this week, simulating the work and gatherings of the United Nations. Through debate and diplomacy, the students have an aim of reaching an “agreement on world problems … Continue reading

Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel To Visit The Baltic States

  January 29, 2018 at 9:24 am by

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden

Sweden’s Crown Princess Couple will be paying visits to the Baltic States this year, to mark each respective country’s centenary of independence. Their first visit will be to Lithuania on February 16, where Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel will attend official celebrations in Vilnius on the country’s National Day before meeting with President Dalia Grybauskaitė for a luncheon. The Princess and Prince will attend a reception at the Swedish Embassy with … Continue reading

Prince Henrik Admitted To Hospital Following Egyptian Trip

  January 29, 2018 at 6:46 am by

Prince Henrik of Denmark

83-year-old Prince Henrik of Denmark was admitted to hospital in Copenhagen on Sunday night, the Danish Royal Court has confirmed. The Prince, who was diagnosed with dementia last year, was originally hospitalised last week during a vacation in Egypt. He returned to Denmark, and was admitted to Rigshospitalet for further tests. “We have at present nothing further to add to the press announcement. The Prince has returned home safely and … Continue reading

British Royals Attend Church Service at Sandringham

  January 28, 2018 at 11:40 am by

Queen Elizabeth

On January 28, members of the British Royal Family attended a Sunday church service at St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk where the Queen and Prince Philip are enjoying their extended Christmas holiday. Princess Anne and her husband Tim Laurence, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, were also in attendance. Prince Philip lead his relatives on the walk to church whilst well-wishers watched them walk in. According … Continue reading

Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Mother of UAE President, Passes Away

  January 28, 2018 at 7:31 am by

Coat of Arms of the United Arab Emirates

It was announced on Sunday by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs in the United Arab Emirates that Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the mother of the UAE’s President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has passed away. The Ministry’s statement read: “In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, mourns the death of Her … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Open European Capital of Culture For 2018

  January 28, 2018 at 6:22 am by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander

Yesterday, Saturday January 27, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima participated in the official opening of Leeuwarden-Fryslân as the European Capital of Culture for 2018. The Maltese capital Valletta is also this year’s European Capital of Culture. To mark the starting of the events, the King and Queen rang the bells of the Oldehove Church which is located in the medievial centre of the city of Leeuwarden. During this year the province … Continue reading

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Released From Ritz Carlton

  January 27, 2018 at 8:41 pm by

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Saudi billionaire Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Al Saud was freed on Saturday after nearly three months of detention at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh. The prince was kept in custody at the luxurious prison among dozens of prominent members of the Saudi Royal Family and businessmen as part of a sweeping crackdown on corruption led by his cousin, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman. Prince Al Waleed, 62, spoke to … Continue reading

Blue Leather For Princess Mary As She Presents Women’s Board Award 2018

  January 26, 2018 at 3:10 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

The Crown Princess of Denmark donned a navy blue pleated leather skirt and an olive, blue and white blouse as she presented the 2018 Women’s Board Award to the CEO of an American baking company on Friday. Princess Mary awarded this year’s prize to Marianne Kirkegaard, CEO of CSM Bakery Solutions, during the ceremony in Copenhagen. The Princess described Ms Kirkegaard as a “highly competent role model” during her speech ahead … Continue reading

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