Kensington Palace this morning released a video of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry discussing their motivations behind starting the Heads Together campaign. The royals came to the conclusion that a lot of their individual causes – bereavement, military, addiction – all had one common thread: mental health issues – “the one thing that binds everything together”. During the video, Kate – who is implied to have had … Continue reading
Denmark’s Princess Isabella today celebrates her tenth birthday. New photos of the birthday girl taken by Steen Evald have been released by the Danish Royal Court to mark the occasion. The Princess’s monogram was also published today (the only grandchild of Queen Margrethe to receive a monogram on birth was Prince Christian). It was designed Charlotte Søeborg Ohlsen, a graphic designer, and Associate Professor Steen Ejlers. Isabella is the second child and … Continue reading
April 21, 1939: On her 13th birthday, Princess Elizabeth is seen going for a horse ride alongside her father, George VI of the United Kingdom, and younger sister Margaret.
Thursday evening saw the King and Queen of Sweden in Berlin, where they attended a reception at the Red City Hall to mark the beginning of the 70th Baden-Powell Fellowship event. King Carl XVI Gustaf, who is the Honorary Chairman of the World Scout Foundation, and Queen Silvia were joined by the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller.
Amongst the greenery of the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, the Queen of the Belgians was not hard to spot in her electric pink silk coat during Thursday afternoon’s reception for the Ambassadors accredited to Belgium. Mathilde paired the coat with an ice blue frock that had pink embroidery on the skirt, while accessories were kept to a minimum in a specially designed clutch in the same colours and a pair … Continue reading
The Crown Princess of Denmark had a busy day of engagements on Thursday, as she spent time at the Danish Home Guard’s command centre in Vordingborg before visiting a hospice in Lolland. Mary was given a tour of the command centre, which includes a radar station that was used by NATO during the Cold War. She also inspected the archives of the Home Guard, kept in an underground bunker, and met … Continue reading
In the annual ceremony at the University of Alcalá, the King and Queen of Spain awarded the 2016 Miguel de Cervantes Literature Prize on Thursday April 20. The prize for 2016 was won by Spanish novelist Eduardo Mendoza Garriga. King Felipe called Mr Mendoza Garriga a “true artisan of language” in his speech at the event, praising his “use of language to approach different realities, from that of the different marginal … Continue reading
Princess Benedikte of Denmark has returned to official engagements following the death of her husband, Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, last month. She attended a board meeting of the Queen Ingrid Honorary Grant at the restaurant Nimb in Tivoli on Thursday. It was attended by five other members of the board. The meeting was the Princess’s first public engagement since Prince Richard’s death on March 14.
Today, Thursday April 20, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians handed out the Baillet Latour Health Prize 2017 at the Palais des Académies in Brussels. The prizes awarded were two: the Baillet Latour Health Prize went to Professor Adriano Aguzzi, Director of the Institute of Neuropathology at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and the Baillet Latour Grant for Medical Research went to Professor Roosmarijn Vandenbroucke from the University of … Continue reading
Yesterday, Wednesday April 19, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the third edition of the Prince Friso Engineers Awards at the Delf University of Technology, which this year celebrates its 175th anniversary. The winner of this year was Dr Rick Scholte, an electrical engineer from the University of Twente with a PhD degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2009 Dr Scholte founded the company Sorama Sound Imaging, specialising in … Continue reading
The Global Academy in Hayes, west London was officially opened this morning by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The Academy has been designed to provide practical skills education to teenagers who are looking at a career in the media. William, Kate and Harry spent time being shown the different classrooms in the Academy and speaking with students about their passions, the skills they are learning at … Continue reading
The cremation and funeral rites of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand will take place on October 26, a Thai government official has confirmed. Five days of funeral rites will take place around the cremation date, in accordance with Thai royal tradition. The cremation will take place a little over a year after the late King’s death. The funeral pyre that will be used in the ceremony has been under construction for … Continue reading
Following the Spanish King and Queen’s footsteps, it was Crown Princess Victoria’s turn to meet a robot today on the third day of her visit to Japan. The Princess appeared delighted to meet with Pepper during a fika at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo. “I’m sorry but I’m not smart enough to answer to your question. I’m going to study hard to be able to answer to your question on the next … Continue reading
Muzungu Sisters, the fashion brand co-founded by Tatiana Santo Domingo, will make its fashion show debut during Monte-Carlo Fashion Week this coming June. The President of the Chambre Monegasque de la Mode, Federica Nardoni Spinetta, said she was “honoured” to have the brand participate in the Fashion Week (which Princess Charlene of Monaco is High Patroness of), describing them as “real supporters of ethical fashion”. The brand was started in … Continue reading
His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck granted an audience this week to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, who has been on a three-day official visit to Bhutan this week. Her Excellency arrived at Paro Airport on Tuesday and was greeted by Bhutan’s Prime Minister, His Excellency Lyonchhen Ushering Tobgay. On arrival in Bhutan’s capital, Thimpu, the visiting Prime Minister was then met by members of … Continue reading
St Mary’s School and College in Bexhill, East Sussex received a visit from their patron, the Countess of Wessex, on Wednesday. The Countess made the visit to officially open the school’s Aspire Vocational Centre, a ‘shopping mall’ the school has created to provide its students – who have special needs – real-life situations that will help improve their academic, employment and social skills. Sophie spent time meeting students after the … Continue reading
Prince Harry this morning encouraged participants in this year’s London Marathon to “smash it” as he opened the 2017 London Marathon Expo at the ExCeL Centre in London’s Docklands. He wrote his message of support on the encouragement wall, after having the assistance of 5-year-old Mellisa Howse to cut the ribbon allowing runners to enter the Expo and collect their race numbers and goodies. A dozen runners were given their … Continue reading
The Duke of Cambridge presided over today’s investiture at Buckingham Palace, where he presented Victoria Beckham and dual Olympic medalist Jessica Ennis-Hill with honours. Fashion designer Victoria was made an Officer of Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to the fashion industry, while heptathlete Jessica was made a Dame Commander of the same order for services to athletics (she was made a Member in 2011, which was upgraded to … Continue reading
The Swedish Crown Princess has continued her working visit to Japan focusing on the sustainability of the world’s oceans today, April 19. Victoria began her day with a visit to a store from the AEON retail chain, which sells both produce and homewares. The purpose behind the store visit was to learn about their sustainability practices in regards to the seafood they sell – the company is aiming to have … Continue reading
Swaziland’s King Mswati III has voiced his desire to have divorce banned in his country, The Times of Swaziland reports. “In our culture, once you marry, there is no turning back,” the 49-year-old King – who has fifteen wives – is reported to have told the country’s religious leaders during an Easter service at the weekend, whom he asked to “inform citizens that there will be no pulling out from marriage, once it takes … Continue reading