Duke of Edinburgh Presents New RAF Squadron Standard

  March 2, 2015 at 4:48 am by

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The Duke of Edinburgh was today West London, where he presented a Royal Air Force squadron with their new standard. The No. 32 (The Royal) Squadron received their new standard at their base, RAF Northolt. Prince Philip, who is the Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Northolt, inspected a guard of sixty servicemen from the squadron. He wore the ceremonial dress of the Royal Air Force for the presentation. “It is … Continue reading

Picture of the Month Ends With New Start

  March 1, 2015 at 4:34 am by

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After a tough decision, we have decided to end the Picture of the Month polls in their present form. After 8 years and over 200 polls, it is time for something new. Beginngin in March, we will be having weekly fashion polls in place of the Picture of the Month Poll. The Picture of the Month polls started in 2006 with official picture polls -of current events- only. Due to … Continue reading

Former Thai Royal In-Laws Arrested for Lèse-majesté

  March 1, 2015 at 3:59 am by

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

The parents of Thailand’s former Crown Princess, Srirasmi Suwadee, were arrested last week on charges of lèse-majesté. Apiruj and Wanthanee Suwadee pled guilty to the charges of defaming the monarchy, lodging a malicious claim and asking officials to file false charges. Their arrest, which took place on Friday, came after a former neighbour of the couple accused them of having her falsely imprisoned for fraud by using their royal connections. “We plead … Continue reading

Winners of the 2014 Picture of the Year Polls!

  March 1, 2015 at 1:30 am by

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Each month, our Picture of the Month Representatives chose their favorite picture representing their country’s royals to submit, and each month you choose your favorite. These polls where the best of the best- the 2014 Picture of the Year! The winners of the 2014 Picture of the Year Polls are; First place: Denmark Second place: Belgium & Great Britain (joint picture) Third place: Jordan Congratulations to the winning teams!

The Duke of Cambridge’s Third Day in Japan

  February 28, 2015 at 6:27 pm by

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On his third day in Japan, Prince William began with a visit to the studios of Japan’s national public broadcaster, NHK. During the tour of NHK, the Duke – accompanied by the British Ambassador, Tim Hitchens – was shown the sets where the historical drama series Hana Moyu (the current Taiga series) is filmed, as well as the newsrooms. The guests were greeted by the organisations’ mascot, Domo-Ku. William received a mini … Continue reading

Gold for Norway! Royals Attend Ski Championships

  February 27, 2015 at 10:11 pm by

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Members of the Swedish and Norwegian Royal Families were on hand today for one of the most anticipated events of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, the men’s cross country skiing 4x10km relay. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, little Princess Estelle and Prince Carl Philip were joined in Falun by Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who brought along two of their … Continue reading

The Duke of Cambridge Meets with Japanese Emperor

  February 27, 2015 at 8:18 pm by

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Continuing his visit to Japan, Prince William today met with members of the Imperial Family at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. “Your Majesty, very nice to see you again. Thank you for having me,” the Duke said after bowing to Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko upon his arrival for lunch. He then had an audience and tea with Crown Prince Naruhito. Prior to his meetings with the Imperial Family, the … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Receives Tongan Monarch at Windsor

  February 27, 2015 at 5:20 pm by

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Queen Elizabeth II today welcomed the King and Queen of Tonga to Windsor Castle for afternoon tea. King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho were received in the private apartments of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, where they posed for a photograph before tea was served. It is believed that during their meeting, the two monarchs discussed the relationship between the United Kingdom and Tonga. Tonga is a member … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in the Province of Flemish Brabant

  February 27, 2015 at 9:51 am by

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To mark the 20th anniversary of its foundation, Their Majesties the King and Queen of the Belgians visited the Province of Flemish Brabant on yesterday, February 26. At their arrival in Kampenhout, the Royal Couple were welcomed by the Governor of the Province, Lodewijk De Witte, and the Mayor of Kampenhout, Kris Leaerts, at the communications company Artoos. The King and the Queen made a tour of its headquarters and … Continue reading

Duke of Cambridge Spends First Day in Japan

  February 26, 2015 at 7:50 pm by

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The Duke of Cambridge has arrived in Tokyo for the start of his visits to Japan and China. Shown around the city by Tokyo’s Governor, Yoichi Masuzoe, the rainy weather didn’t appear to dampen the spirits of the royal visitor as he went on a boat cruise across Tokyo Bay to reach his first destination, the site of the 2020 Olympic Games. Dozens of school children and fans waited patiently … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima To Visit Canada

  February 26, 2015 at 8:58 am by

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The King and Queen of the Netherlands are set to pay a state visit to Canada in May, it was announced earlier today. The couple will travel at the invitation of the Canadian Governor-General, David Johnston, and his wife Sharon. They will be in the country between May 27 and 29. The last Dutch state visit to Canada was in 1988, when the then Queen Beatrix visited. King Willem-Alexander and … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde: Visit to the EU Institutions

  February 26, 2015 at 6:21 am by

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Yesterday, Wednesday February 25, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid an official visit to the European Institutions. The first stop was at the European Parliament were the Royal Couple was welcomed by the chairman of the Parliament, Martin Schulz. Then they had a meeting with President Schulz and the political group leaders. The King and the Queen also signed the the distinguished visitors book. Around midday, the Royal Couple went … Continue reading

Never-Before-Seen Photos of the Duke of Windsor Published

  February 24, 2015 at 10:59 pm by

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New photographs of the Duke of Windsor have been published in this week’s edition of Hello! magazine. The photos, which have never been published before, come from three private photo albums of the former King, and show the Duke and his wife Wallis Simpson along the stages of their relationship. The first album is full of photos from when Edward was still Prince of Wales, the second during his brief period … Continue reading

Prince William Holds Investiture at Buckingham Palace

  February 24, 2015 at 6:12 pm by

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The Duke of Cambridge today held an investiture on behalf of the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Prince William presented the two men who came up with the idea for the Tower of London poppies installation (called Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red), artist Paul Cummins and theatre designer Tom Piper, with the insignia of Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). The two were honoured for services … Continue reading

Crown Prince of Japan Turns 55

  February 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm by

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Crown Prince Naruhito today turns fifty-five, and several images of the Prince with his family have been released for the occasion. He is shown with his wife, Crown Princess Masako, and daughter, Princess Aiko, sitting on a cream couch in the room at the palace traditionally used for family photographs. The family’s dog sits calmly at the Prince’s feet. Along with the photos, Crown Prince Naruhito spoke of the need … Continue reading

Dutch Photo Session in Lech

  February 23, 2015 at 7:15 pm by

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This morning, the Dutch Royal Family attended the traditional photo session in the Austrian skiing resort of Lech. Were present King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, their daughters Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia, Princess Ariane. Prince Beatrix was there as well. The former Queen was in Lech since last week along with Prince Constantin and his family and Princess mabel and her daughters. They were in Lech a week earlier due to the … Continue reading

Snow Princess Estelle Turns Three

  February 23, 2015 at 8:30 am by

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Princess Estelle of Sweden celebrates her third birthday today, and new photographs were released to mark the occasion. The second-in-line to the throne is shown in the photo series in the snowy grounds of Haga Palace, skiing and playing in the snow. In one of the photos, Estelle – wearing a cream coat with fur trim and matching beanie – cheekily appears to be aiming a snowball at the camera. … Continue reading

Queen Noor Receives Woodrow Wilson Award

  February 23, 2015 at 8:07 am by

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Queen Noor of Jordan received during Alumni Day on Saturday February 21, the Woodrow Wilson Award at Princeton University. Her Majesty, a member of the Class of 1973, was selected for this award for her humanitarian work around the world. Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson Award is given annually to an alumnus or alumna who embody the ideals of the former University President. During her speech, Her Majesty recalled her time at … Continue reading

Pavlos and Marie-Chantal At 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

  February 23, 2015 at 8:01 am by

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It’s not always that you see royals attending Oscars parties, but this year Prince Pavlos and Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece made an appearance. They attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California last night. Princess Marie-Chantal wore a flower printed dress which featured cut-outs. The long sleeved evening dress was by Alexander McQueen from the … Continue reading

Prince Henrik: Dog Friend of the Year

  February 21, 2015 at 11:33 pm by

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Prince Henrik was today awarded the title ‘Dog Friend of the Year’ at the dog exhibition ‘Show of Winners’ held in Hillerød. The Prince participated in the event as patron of the Danish Kennel Club, which saw 140 dogs compete for the title ‘Dog of the Year’, with two of his dachshunds, Helike and Querida. “The Prince Consort has shown a charming winning mentality with which he has gained recognition … Continue reading

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