200th Anniversary of Waterloo Commemorations Begin in Belgium

  June 17, 2015 at 6:56 pm by

A sign leading to the re-enactments marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium

Commemorations marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo begun today in Belgium, where King Philippe and Queen Mathilde hosted a dinner for the descendants of the battle’s main commanders. Attending were Prince Jean-Christoph Napoleon, the Marquess and Marchioness of Douro, Prince Nicolaus Blücher and his son and daughter-in-law, Prince Pieter-Christiaan of the Netherlands, and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg. View image | gettyimages.com Earlier in the day, … Continue reading

It’s A Blue Queen Elizabeth For Royal Ascot Day Two

  June 17, 2015 at 4:03 pm by

Queen Elizabeth attends the second day of Royal Ascot; 17-06-2015

The Queen was brilliant in blue at the second day of Royal Ascot today, where she was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal, Princess Alexandra and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. View image | gettyimages.com Peter and Autumn Phillips also attended the second day, taking part in the carriage procession with the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe and watching the day’s races … Continue reading

Swedish Prince Named Nicolas Paul Gustaf

  June 17, 2015 at 11:08 am by

Sweden's new baby prince

King Carl XVI Gustaf has revealed the name of his newborn grandson, son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, during a cabinet meeting held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm a short time ago. Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf has also been given the title Duke of Ångermanland by his grandfather. The newborn Prince was born on Monday afternoon and is the second child of Princess Madeleine and Mr O’Neill. He is … Continue reading

New Photos of Luxembourg’s Young Princes

  June 17, 2015 at 8:49 am by

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The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has released a series of new photographs of Princes Gabriel and Noah. The photographs also feature the boys’ parents, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, and show the family in a variety of combinations in an outdoor setting. Prince Louis is the third son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, and the two young princes – aged 9 and 7 – are … Continue reading

Royal Ascot Kicks Off For 2015

  June 16, 2015 at 7:20 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh attend day one of Royal Ascot; 16-06-2015

One of the summer’s longstanding royal events, Royal Ascot, kicked off today at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh led the charge of British royals present for the first day, joined in their carriage by Prince Harry and the Duke of York for the procession onto the course. The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Beatrice, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and … Continue reading

Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna Visits Patrol Ship

  June 16, 2015 at 5:06 pm by

Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna visits a Russian patrol ship; 16-06-2015

Russian Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, one of the claimants to the headship of the House of Romanov, today paid a visit to a patrol ship in Kaliningrad. View image | gettyimages.com The ‘Yaroslav the Wise’ patrol ship belongs to the Russian Navy and has been used in operational service in the Baltic Sea. Maria Vladimirovna, who met with sailors during her visit, was joined by a Russian Orthodox priest who blessed … Continue reading

First Pictures of Sweden’s Baby Prince

  June 16, 2015 at 2:53 pm by

Sweden's new baby prince

The first photographs of Sweden’s newborn Prince, the son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, have been released by the royal court. In the photos, the infant – born on Monday afternoon – is contently asleep, wearing a grey romper and a white shirt. View image | gettyimages.com The court also announced that a cabinet meeting with King Carl Gustaf, Crown Princess Victoria and the government will take place tomorrow, … Continue reading

Prince Harry Meets With Michelle Obama

  June 16, 2015 at 10:43 am by

Prince Harry chats with Michelle Obama during a meeting at Kensington Palace; 16-06-2015

Prince Harry welcomed the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, to Kensington Palace for a quick meeting earlier today. The duo spoke about their “shared interest in support for veterans and their families” over tea, as well as the Let Girls Learn education initiative for adolescent girls around the world that Mrs Obama has orchestrated. View image | gettyimages.com Also attending the meeting were the Obama daughters, Malia and … Continue reading

Princess Haya Receives the Longines Ladies Award

  June 16, 2015 at 8:08 am by

Princess Haya during her acceptance speech at the Longines Ladies Award; 15-06-2015

HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein received on Monday the 2015 Longines Ladies Award in recognition of “her understanding elegance as a competitor, a woman and a leader working tireless for the good of the equestrian sports.” The Princess, who was a former Olympic showjumper and a two-term President of the FEI, gave thanks to all women who have helped her along the way. View image | gettyimages.com The ceremony … Continue reading

Baby Boy for Prince Hashem and Princess Fahdah of Jordan

  June 15, 2015 at 11:50 pm by

The Jordanian Coat of Arms

Prince Hashem bin Al Hussein of Jordan and his wife Princess Fahdah welcomed on Monday a baby boy named Al Hussein Haidara bin Hashem. The birth of the new prince was announced through an official statement released by the Royal Hashemite Court this evening. Baby Prince Al Hussein Haidara is the couples’s forth child following his three elder sisters, Princesses Halat Al Noor, Raiyat Al Noor and Fatima A Alia. Prince … Continue reading

Norwegian Crown Prince Couple Host Soccer Game At Skaugum

  June 15, 2015 at 8:05 pm by

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For the second year, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit hosted a football match at their home, Skaugum. The ‘friendly’ was played between Team Skaugum and the Brane Tigers, a team of players who have intellectual disabilities and first represented Norway at the 2003 Special Olympics. Team Skaugum – who lost 4-3 – was made up of the Crown Prince Couple and two of their children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra … Continue reading

British Royals At The Annual Order Of The Garter Service

  June 15, 2015 at 6:04 pm by

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On June 15, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh led the annual Order of the Garter procession through Windsor Castle. Other members of the royal family taking part in the ceremony were the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal, the Duke of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra of Kent. The Duchess of Cornwall, the Countess of Wessex and the Duchess … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine Gives Birth To A Son

  June 15, 2015 at 8:44 am by

The Coat of Arms of Sweden

The Swedish Royal Court has just announced that Princess Madeleine has given birth to her second child, a son. The infant was born today, June 15, at 13:45 local time in Stockholm. Both mother and child are doing well according to the press release. Princess Madeleine gave birth at the Danderyd Hospital, her chosen place for delivery. It is likely she and her son will remain in hospital overnight. A press … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, June 8-14

  June 15, 2015 at 2:47 am 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 with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on June 14. The winner of last week’s poll winner was Queen Letizia of Spain with 16 votes.

Royals Watch Prince William and Prince Harry in Tetbury Polo Match

  June 14, 2015 at 6:38 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George at the polo in Tetbury; 14-06-2015

The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George as well as Peter Philips and Zara Tindall and their families watched the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry compete in a charity polo match in Tetbury on June 14. View image | gettyimages.com Prince George was having a lot of fun watching his father and uncle competing. Sporting a blue cardigan, white shirt and navy shorts, the little … Continue reading

Princess Charlène Opens Monte Carlo TV Festival

  June 14, 2015 at 7:49 am by

Princess Charlene opens the Monte Carlo TV Festival; 13-06-2015

Princess Charlène of Monaco yesterday opened the 55th Monte Carlo TV Festival at the Grimaldi Forum. View image | gettyimages.com On the red carpet, the Princess posed with several celebrities attending the event, including the stars of Empire, Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. View image | gettyimages.com During the event, Princess Charlène – in a black cocktail dress – presented the Crystal Nymph trophy to Patricia Arquette for her television work.

Swedish Royal Wedding: The Guests

  June 14, 2015 at 2:40 am by

Princess Madeleine attends the wedding of her brother Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist; 13-06-2015

Yesterday’s royal wedding in Sweden saw a number of royal ladies don evening gowns and tiaras in celebration. Typically, what the guests wore was a large discussion point, so here is a run-down of the dresses that graced the coral carpet. (We will be having a ‘Best Dressed Royal Guest’ poll in the Fashion Forum shortly, so keep an eye out for that!) Mother of the groom Queen Silvia went for … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding: The Bridal Gown

  June 13, 2015 at 10:45 pm by

Princess Sofia on her wedding day; 13-06-2015

Sofia Hellqvist became HRH Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland today, let’s take a look at the bridal gown she chose for her big day. The gown was designed by Ida Sjöstedt, who was widely tipped to be given the honour in the lead-up to the wedding. Made of crepe-silk with Italian double organza, it also featured a lace-covered bodice with a wide v-neckline and full-length sleeves. José María Ruiz created the lace … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding: Cortège and Reception

  June 13, 2015 at 9:54 pm by

An official wedding photograph of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden

Following their wedding ceremony, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia went out to the side of the Royal Palace of Stockholm next to the Palace Chapel to greet the well-wishers who had gathered there, before boarding a horse-drawn carriage to drive through the streets of the Swedish capital. The newlyweds travelled the route, lined with soldiers from the Swedish Armed Forces, in the Parade Barouche, which was also used at the weddings … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding: The Ceremony

  June 13, 2015 at 12:59 pm by

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Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist have been married in a ceremony at the Royal Palace of Stockholm’s Palace Chapel this afternoon. After their guests walked the coral carpet through the palace courtyard, Prince Carl Philip made his entrance with his best man, Jan-Åke Hansson, one of his oldest friends from boarding school. The Prince and Mr Hansson bowed three times before stepping up to the altar to await … Continue reading

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