Grand Ducal Couple At Tour de France Fourth Stage

  July 4, 2017 at 1:10 pm by

Grand Ducal

The Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg watched the start of the fourth stage of the Tour de France. The Grand Duke gave the start of the race at 12:10. A few politicians attended the event and the Grand Duke awarded awarded a few sportsman with medals. The Grand Ducal couple also spoke to some of the cyclists taking part in the race. Embed from Getty … Continue reading

Thai Princess Chulabhorn Turns Sixty

  July 4, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Princess Chulabhorn

Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand, the youngest sister of the current King, today celebrates her sixtieth birthday. The Princess was born in Bangkok on this day in 1957 as the youngest child and third daughter of the late King Bhumibol Addulyadej and Queen Sirikit. She was married in 1981 to Virayudh Tishyasarin, with whom she had two daughters – Princesses Siribhachudabhorn and Aditayadornkitikhun – before divorcing. She studied chemistry at university, and received a Philosophy … Continue reading

Happy 75th Birthday to Prince Michael of Kent

  July 4, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Prince Michael of Kent

Prince Michael of Kent today turns seventy-five. He was born in 1942 at Coppins, the country home of his parents – Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark – in Buckinghamshire. The Prince was only seven weeks old when his father was killed in a plane crash. Michael was raised alongside his two older siblings, Edward and Alexandra. He attended Sunningdale and Eton before military training … Continue reading

The Queen of Norway Celebrates 80th Birthday

  July 4, 2017 at 2:00 am by

Queen Sonja of Norway

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway today reaches a milestone birthday: she turns eighty years old. She was born in 1937 in Oslo, the youngest of Karl August and Dagny Haraldsen’s four children. Following the end of World War Two (during which both her surviving siblings left Norway for neutral Sweden), Sonja studied dressmaking and tailoring (a logical choice as her father was a clothing merchant and ran a store in … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Heads North For Holyrood Week

  July 3, 2017 at 6:34 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Edinburgh on Monday to begin her annual week of engagements in the capital, known as Holyrood Week. She participated in the traditional welcoming ceremony, the Ceremony of the Keys, in the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. During the ceremony, the monarch is presented the keys to the city by the Lord Provost, this year Frank Ross. In accordance with tradition, Queen Elizabeth immediately returned … Continue reading

Frederik and Mary Hit The Saddles During Vacation In Gråsten

  July 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary

The Danish Crown Princely Family are currently in southern Denmark, at Gråsten Palace, for the start of their summer vacation. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were spotted several days ago riding their horses through the surrounding forest. On Saturday, a photo of the couple’s daughter Princess Isabella was posted on the Royal Court’s social media accounts showing her riding her own horse, a broad smile on her face. Within the … Continue reading

The Countess of Wessex Visits Hampton Court Flower Show

  July 3, 2017 at 5:03 pm by

The Countess of Wessex

Wearing a white A-line skirted frock from Suzannah that she wore at Royal Ascot last month, the Countess of Wessex paid a visit to the Hampton Court Flower Show on Monday. Sophie toured the show on its preview day, paying particular attention to the show garden put together by Blind Veterans UK, one of her newest patronages. The aim of the charity’s garden is to “offer a sensory stimulus to those with … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Makes First Wimbledon Appearance As Patron

  July 3, 2017 at 1:22 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

Monday was a double-debut day for the Duchess of Cambridge, as she made her first appearance at Wimbledon as patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, debuting a new hairstyle in the process. Her new locks were noticeably shorter than her last public appearance, now sitting just below her shoulders. Catherine – who took over the patronage of the AELTC in December last year – met with … Continue reading

Reports: Prince Ernst August Sr Will Not Attend Son’s Wedding

  July 3, 2017 at 8:49 am by

Prince Ernst August V of Hanover

The German media is reporting that Prince Ernst August, the head of the House of Hanover, will not be attending the wedding of his elder son, Prince Ernst August, this coming weekend in Hanover. Bild quotes a report in Handelsblatt, who have confirmed the Prince’s non-attendance due to a financial dispute between father and son. Prince Ernst August is requesting his son return all ‘gifts’ he was given between 2004 and 2006, … Continue reading

George and Charlotte To Join Parents On Poland-Germany Visit

  July 3, 2017 at 8:09 am by

The Cambridge family

Kensington Palace has today released the program for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s upcoming visit to Poland and Germany, revealing that Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be accompanying their parents. The two youngsters however are likely to only be seen upon the family’s arrival in Poland, and their departure from Germany. During the five-day visit, William and Catherine will spend the first two days in Poland, where they … Continue reading

Hermann Prinz zu Leiningen Weds In Austria

  July 2, 2017 at 2:03 pm by

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There was a royal wedding in the House of Leiningen on Saturday July 1, as Prince Hermann wed his sweetheart Isabelle Heubach in Großgmain, Austria.  Prince Hermann, the younger son of Andreas, Prince zu Leiningen and Princess Alexandra of Hanover, and Ms Heubach were married at the town’s Marienkirche. A reception at Schloss Glanegg followed the church wedding. The bride wore a gown of lace that featured an overlay of silk on the skirt, joined … Continue reading

Pavlos and Olympia’s Milestone Birthdays Celebrated With ‘Revolution’ Bash

  July 2, 2017 at 7:19 am by

Princess Maria Olympia and Giancarlo Giammetti

Last night, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and his eldest child, Princess Maria Olympia, were joined by scores of friends and family for a joint milestone birthday celebration at a sprawling manor in Gloucestershire. Prince Pavlos turned fifty in May, while Olympia will celebrate her twenty-first birthday on July 25. Among the guests attending the ‘revolution’ themed bash were Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess … Continue reading

Windsor100: Monarch Profile – George V

  July 2, 2017 at 6:00 am by

George V of the United Kingdom

The House of Windsor this month celebrates the centenary of its founding by King George V of the United Kingdom, as a result of increasing anti-German sentiment among the British people as the First World War continued and continued. The Royal Forums Blog will be running a few special blog entries over the coming weeks as part of the anniversary (keep an eye out for entries headed ‘Windsor100’), including profiles of … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Palace of Holyroodhouse

  July 2, 2017 at 3:30 am by

The Palace of Holyrood House

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom Built: 1501-1505 (original palace); 1528-1536 (remaining north-west tower); 1671–1679 (current form) Architect: Sir William Bruce (current form) Commissioned By: James IV of Scotland (original palace); James V of Scotland (remaining 16th century portions); Charles II of England (current form) Style: Baroque Rooms: 289 On The Palace Grounds: Palace Gardens, ruins of the Augustinian Holyrood Abbey, the Queen’s Gallery Current Owner: H.M. The Queen of the United Kingdom, in right of The Crown Current … Continue reading

Belgian Royal Family Visit Mercator Museum Ship

  July 1, 2017 at 5:35 pm by

The Belgian Royal Family

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians took their four children on a visit to the Mercator Museum Ship in Ostend on Saturday. Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore all showed great interest as they were shown around the ship’s decks. The ship was formerly a training ship of the Belgian merchant fleet, with sailing years between 1932 and 1961, upon which time it became a … Continue reading

Happy Anniversary Canada! Charles and Camilla Join Celebrations In Ottawa

  July 1, 2017 at 5:20 pm by

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in Canada

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have joined Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa, which this year have the added importance of being the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. Alongside Governor-General David Johnston and his wife Sharon, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, Charles and Camilla watched a number of performances that highlight the “cultural vitality” of Canada during official celebrations at Parliament … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia Join Farewell To Germany’s Helmut Kohl

  July 1, 2017 at 4:05 pm by

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia

Spain was represented by King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia on Saturday at the memorial service for the late German Chancellor, Helmut Kohl, held in Strasbourg, France at the European Parliament. They joined leaders such as current German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and former US President Bill Clinton, all of whom spoke at the late Chancellor’s European Act of State, the first held by the European Union. Earlier, … Continue reading

Mike Tindall and Daughter Mia Enjoy A Golfing Day Out

  July 1, 2017 at 2:57 pm by

Mia and Mike Tindall

Mike Tindall took his daughter Mia to the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales to play golf on July 1. Mia once again displayed her cheeky personality as she had a go at hitting a golf ball. She wore a black and white striped skirt and a plain white top. During their time at the golf resort, Mike also signed autographs for admiring fans who were waiting outside. The two were … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Honour Canadian Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

  June 30, 2017 at 5:10 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

On the second day of their visit to Canada, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in Ontario where they paid their respects to the 158 Canadian military personnel who died during the country’s involvement in the Afghan war. The couple laid wreaths at the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial in Trenton. They also spent time at 8 Wing-Canadian Forces Base Trenton, meeting with members of the Royal Canadian Air Force. … Continue reading

Luxembourg’s Grand Dukes Host Garden Party At Schloss Berg

  June 30, 2017 at 4:21 pm by

The Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg

On Friday, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg hosted their second garden party of the season at Schloss Berg. They were joined by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie as they welcomed guests from the culture, sports, media, charity and business sectors for canapés and champagne in the castle’s gardens, as a military band provided a joyful atmosphere.

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