Queen Maxima Attends G20 Conference In Germany

  January 26, 2017 at 10:30 pm by

Queen Maxima

Yesterday, Wednesday January 25, in her role as Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development and Honorary President of the Global Partnership for Inclusive Finance “Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion” (GPFI) of the G20, Her Majesty Queen Maxima held the opening speech at the G20 Conference “Digitising Finance, Financial Inclusion and Financial Literacy”. FM #Schäuble bei @bundesbank-Konf. zur #Digitalisierung, mit Jens Weidmann, Carl-Ludwig … Continue reading

Pounding The Pavement: Prince Harry Joins Running Charity Session

  January 26, 2017 at 11:57 am by

Prince Harry

Prince Harry hit the streets of Willesden Green on Thursday with members of The Running Charity to learn how they are working with homeless hostels such as DePaul Trust Hostel to improve their lives and possibilities through sport. Going through warm-ups and then the 17-minute run with young people from the charity as well as volunteers who run the session, Harry was said to have “found everything easy”, though he joked … Continue reading

On This Day: Prince Gustaf Adolf Killed In Plane Crash

  January 26, 2017 at 5:30 am by

Prince Gustad Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten

Seventy years ago today, Swedish Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten was killed when the plane he was flying on crashed immediately after take off from Copenhagen’s Kastrup Airport. The Douglas DC-3C plane of the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines fleet had stopped in Copenhagen on route to Stockholm from the Netherlands, where the Prince had been on a hunting trip hosted by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. After taking off, the … Continue reading

Camilla The Liveryman: Duchess Invested Into The Worshipful Company of Vintners

  January 25, 2017 at 8:07 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall was today invested as a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Vintners in a ceremony at the Livery Company headquarters. Celebrating the investment with a glass of red wine alongside other Liverymen, Camilla wore a black coat dress and one of her signature pearl choker. This was followed by a reception that the Duchess hosted at Clarence House to mark the 50th anniversary of the United … Continue reading

Iceland’s President Continues State Visit to Denmark

  January 25, 2017 at 7:42 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and the Icelandic Presidential Couple

The Icelandic President and First Lady have continued their state visit to Denmark today, with a number of engagements around Copenhagen. President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson attended a seminar on food production and sustainability with Crown Prince Frederik, before visiting the State of Green partnership between the Danish governments and relevant energy sector organisations; and then the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea centre. The president of #iceland visits House of Green in … Continue reading

The Prince of Wales On ‘Away Day’ to Leicester

  January 25, 2017 at 4:14 pm by

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales has spent the day in Leicester, visiting a number of different groups that are central to the city. Beginning at Leicester College, Prince Charles was shown the progress of a Prince’s Trust initiative, the ACHIEVE personal development programme that is a “tailored form of study aimed at boosting teenagers’ confidence and attitude to learning.” He met with students who had received help through ACHIEVE, including Afghan refugee Baseer … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Visit Agriculture Fair

  January 25, 2017 at 3:52 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

King Felipe and Queen Letizia today paid a visit to the 29th AGROEXPO in Badajoz that is organised by the Feria Institución de Extremadura. The couple were given a tour of the expo, inspecting some of the 250 exhibitors that are taking part this year. Felipe and Letizia also got to meet children from local schools that were attending the expo today as part of their extracurricular schedule. The Queen looked incredibly chic … Continue reading

King Carl Gustaf Participates in Forest Day Conference

  January 25, 2017 at 1:11 pm by

King Carl Gustaf

At Stockholm’s Grand Hôtel today, King Carl XVI Gustaf gave the opening speech at the annual Forest Day conference that is held to bring together forest owners, industry representatives and researches to discuss new technologies and innovations that can be used to develop the national forest program. “A green crown on our globe” is how the King described the area of Sweden, Finland, Russia and Canada that hosts one third … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 25, 2017 at 10:06 am by

Princess Laurentien

This morning, Wednesday January 25, Princess Laurentien participated at the launch of the 14th edition of the National Reading Breakfast Days at the Nieuwe Bibliotheek in Almere-Stad, in the province of Flevoland. In the presence of a group of children of primary school from grades 1 and 2, the Princess read the book “The Storm Whale”. The book, written and illustrated by the British illustrator and author Benji Davies, was elected Picture … Continue reading

The Princess of Monaco At 39: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  January 25, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Princess Charlene

Today, Princess Charlène of Monaco celebrates of her thirty-ninth birthday. Let’s take a quick look at her royal wardrobe, which features many an outfit on the neutral and pale end of the colour spectrum, to mark the day. 5. A few months before her own wedding, Charlène Wittstock was a guest at another royal wedding – that of Prince William and Kate Middleton. For the event, she wore a dove grey … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe Hosts Gala Banquet For Visiting President of Iceland

  January 24, 2017 at 9:05 pm by

the President of Iceland and Queen Margrethe of Denmark

The Queen of Denmark hosted Tuesday evening a gala banquet at Amalienborg in honour of the visiting President of Iceland, Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, on the first day of his state visit to the country. Prince Henrik, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte were all present for the banquet, as was Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen and other members of the Danish government. Guests feasted … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Visits EACH Hospice in Quidenham

  January 24, 2017 at 2:43 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

As Royal Patron, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice in Quidenham on Tuesday. Catherine, wearing a grass-green boucle skirt and blazer from Hobbs, watched children receiving palliative care at the hospice take part in an art therapy session, before receiving an update on the progress of EACH’s Nook Appeal fundraiser. The charity is aiming to raise £10million so they are able to build a new, larger … Continue reading

Sheikh Mohammed Visits India: Day 1

  January 24, 2017 at 11:50 am by

Sheikh Mohammed

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has started a three day visit to India. Sheikh Mohammed arrived in Delhi and and will be attending the 68th Republic Day celebrations as chief guest. Upon arrival, Sheikh Mohammed received a very warm welcoming from Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi at the airport. لحظة وصول محمد بن زايد … Continue reading

Tatiana Casiraghi Attends Paris Fashion Week

  January 23, 2017 at 8:29 pm by

Tatiana Casiraghi, Diane von Furstenberg and Princess Talita von Furstenberg

Tatiana Casiraghi attended a day of fashion shows as part of Paris Fashion Week today. She sat in the audience for the Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 2017 with a girlfriend, before heading to the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring Summer 2017 runway show. At Giabattista Valli, Tatiana – who was wearing green velvet trousers and a black blouse with a sheer-sleeve jacket – posed for photos with Diane von Fürstenberg and … Continue reading

A Visit to Help For Heroes At Tedworth House For Prince Harry

  January 23, 2017 at 5:25 pm by

Prince Harry

Since he left the military in June 2015, the main focus of Prince Harry’s charity work has been on the mental health of returned servicemen and women. Today’s engagement – a visit to one of Help for Heroes’s Recovery Centres, Tedworth House, on the border of Wiltshire and Hampshire. The Prince spent time speaking with former service personnel who have received support through the Help for Heroes Hidden Wounds program, which provides mental health assessments … Continue reading

Princess Tessy Makes First Appearance Since Divorce Announcement

  January 23, 2017 at 4:47 pm by

Princess Tessy

In her first public appearance since the announcement she and husband Prince Louis were divorcing, Princess Tessy of Luxembourg attended the 2017 Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Gala Awards Dinner in Utah on Sunday night. She wore a white satin cocktail dress with a side panels of lace and a black belt for the event, posing for photographs with other attendees on the red carpet. The Creative Coalition is a “nonprofit, nonpartisan … Continue reading

Spain’s Kings and Queens Present The National Sports Awards

  January 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm by

King Juan Carlos, King Felipe, Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were joined by the former regent couple, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, for the presentation of the 2015 National Sports Awards at the Royal Palace of El Pardo today. The annual awards are presented to Spanish sports people or organisations that through have contributed to the “promotion or spread of physical activity” through  “their direct activity of personal initiative, as well as … Continue reading

Queen Rania Visits Small Income Projects

  January 23, 2017 at 1:55 pm by

Queen Rania

Her Majesty Queen Rania visited the Hashemiyat Al Zarqa district in Zarqa Governorate. During the visit, Queen Rania toured a number of small income generating projects which is funded by an initiative to improve the living conditions of underprivileged families. Queen Rania toured Al Hashemiyah Women Society for Social Development. She also stopped by a business workshop which was being held by the youth development and non-profit organisation INJAZ. من … Continue reading

Princess Caroline Celebrates Sixtieth Birthday

  January 23, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Princess Caroline of Hanover

Monaco’s Princess Caroline turns sixty years old today, January 23. Born in 1957 at the Prince’s Palace, Caroline is the eldest child of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and film star Grace Kelly. Her two siblings – Albert and Stephanie – were born in 1958 and 1965 respectively. Speaking five languages, the Princess studied philosophy at Sorbonne University after completing her baccalaureate. As a young woman, Princess Caroline was noted for her beauty … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Sanssouci Palace

  January 22, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Schloss Sanssouci

Schloss Sanssouci Location: Potsdam, Brandenburg, Federal Republic of Germany Built: 1745-1747; 1840s (expansion) Architect: Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff; Ludwig Persius (expansion) Commissioned By: Friedrich II (“The Great”) of Prussia Style: Rococò Rooms: 36 On The Palace Grounds: Sanssouci Park, Sanssouci Picture Gallery, Temple of Friendship, Chinese House, Orangery Current Owner: Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg for the City of Potsdam Current Use: Tourist attraction UNESCO World Heritage Site: Listed since 1990 A full list of Palace Profiles can be found here.

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