Infanta Elena and Children in London with Spanish Paralympic Team

  September 1, 2012 at 10:17 am by

Infanta Elena and her two children chat with a Spanish Paralympian

London – August 28th, 2012 Infanta Elena of Spain and her two children, Don Felipe Juan Froilán and Doña Victoria Federica de Marichalar travelled to London to support the Spanish Paralympic team at the London Paralympics 2012. Infanta Elena, the Duchess of Lugo, is the Honorary President of the Spanish Paralympic Committee. On Tuesday August 28th, Infanta Elena and Doña Victoria attended the flag raising ceremony at the Spanish Paralympic … Continue reading

Bahraini Monarch Visits Jordan

  September 1, 2012 at 9:51 am by

King Hamad and King Abdullah upon the Bahraini monarch's arrival in Jordan

Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Issa Al Khalifa paid a two-day visit to Jordan last Monday, where he met with HM King Abdullah II of Jordan. After the official welcoming ceremony at Marka Military Airport, the two leaders moved to the Royal Hashemite Court and held talks discussing the deep ties between their Kingdoms and the situation in the region. According to Petra News Agency, the leaders’ talks were followed by … Continue reading

Duke & Duchess of Palma and Family Return to Barcelona

  September 1, 2012 at 9:39 am by

Infanta Cristina and the Duke of Palma de Mallorca in May 2004

Barcelona – August 27th, 2012 Earlier this week, Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma, her husband Don Inaki Urdangarin and their four children, Juan, Pablo, Miguel and Irene, returned to their Barcelona residence. It is also believed that their four children will return to school in Barcelona shortly after the summer holidays. The family have lived in Washington, D.C. since 2009, when the Duke took up a lucrative position with Spanish … Continue reading

15 Years Since the Death of Diana, Princess of Wales

  August 31, 2012 at 7:56 am by

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Today marks the 15th anniversary since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. She was only 36-years-old when she fatally injured in a tragic car accident in Paris, on August 31, 1997. Born on 1 July 1961 to one of Britain’s most illustrious and oldest noble families, the Spencers, the shy 19-year-old was catapulted to the world stage when her engagement to Prince Charles was announced in 1981. The couple’s beautiful … Continue reading

Jewel of the Day: The Boucheron Aquamarine Clips

  August 31, 2012 at 7:55 am by

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Another event attended by Her Majesty, another jewel – in this case, the marvellous Boucheron Aquamarine Clips, which Queen Elizabeth opted to wear for Paralympics Opening Ceremony. I happen to be a huge fan of Aquamarine jewellery (and that includes the Queen’s much maligned Brazilian Aquamarine parure, and especially the Aquamarine and Diamond Brooch), so every time the Queen wears these, I’m one very happy jewellery watcher. These Art Deco … Continue reading

2012 London Paralympics Opening Ceremony

  August 31, 2012 at 7:22 am by

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The Paralympics Opening ceremony proved once and for all that when it comes to staging a brilliant, witty and spectacular show, Britain simply has no match. The ceremony was billed as a “journey of discovery”, and it didn’t disappoint. It was a display dedicated to the Age of Enlightenment – the period between 1600 and 1800 which saw unprecedented intellectual revolution sweeping Europe and the American colonies. The fabulous festivities … Continue reading

Dubai’s Ruler Wins Horse Endurance World Championships

  August 30, 2012 at 6:04 am by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid celebrates his win

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has won the 2012 FEI World Endurance Championship that took place in the United Kingdom. Dubai’s ruler won gold for the individual and team categories. The UAE team also included Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh … Continue reading

Countess Alix de Lannoy Passes Away

  August 27, 2012 at 9:19 am by

Countess Alix de Lannoy (far right) is seen in a portrait taken to mark her daughter's engagement to Luxembourg's heir to the throne

Countess Alix de Lannoy, the mother of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume’s fiancée Stéphanie, passed away yesterday, the Grand Ducal Court confirmed today. The Countess, aged 70, passed away after suffering a stroke. She was born on September 20, 1941 and married Count Philippe de Lannoy in July 1965. The Countess is survived by her husband, eight children and numerous grandchildren.

Princess Marie to Visit Cambodia

  August 21, 2012 at 9:44 pm by

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Princess Marie is set to visit Cambodia in October in her capacity as patron of DanChurchAid. She will visit the South East Asian country between October 9th and 12th, to view projects run by the organisation there. The Princess will be accompanied by DanChurchAid’s general secretary, Henrik Stubkjær. Among the projects Princess Marie will visit are a crisis centre for women and a street children’s training centre. The organisation has been … Continue reading

Prince Felipe visits the Dominican Republic

  August 20, 2012 at 9:59 am by

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August 15th-17th, 2012 – Dominican Republic It was back to work for The Prince of Asturias on August 15th after a short holiday on the Balearic Island of Mallorca. The Prince flew to the Dominican Republic to attend the inauguration of the nation’s President-Elect, Danilo Medina Sánchez. The Prince was there to represent the Spanish Crown, and arrived in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, on Wednesday August … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s 39th Birthday

  August 19, 2012 at 6:11 am by

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Today, Crown Princess Mette-Marit celebrates her 39th birthday. She was born on August 19th, 1973 in Kristiansand as the youngest of the four children of Marit Tjessem and Sven O. Høiby. She met Crown Prince Haakon at the Quart Festival in 1999. At that time, she already had a two year old son, Marius Borg Høiby, from a previous relationship. On December 1st, the engagement between Crown Prince Haakon and … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Amina Passes Away

  August 18, 2012 at 6:30 am by

Princess Lalla Amina of Morocco

Princess Lalla Amina, aunt of King Mohammed VI and daughter of the late King Mohammed V, passed away on Thursday August 16th after suffering from disease for several months, a communiqué from the Ministry of the Royal Household Protocol and Chancellery said. Lalla Amina was born in Madagascar on April 8th, 1954 while the royal family was in exile. She is the daughter of Mohammed V and his third wife, … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos Hosts Dinner for Balearic Authorities

  August 17, 2012 at 9:59 am by

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia before the dinner; 08-08-2012

August 8th,2012 – Palma de Mallorca His Majesty the King hosted the annual dinner for the Balearic Islands’ authorities at the the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Palma de Mallorca. King Juan Carlos was joined by the Queen and the Prince and Princess of Asturias. Notably absent was Infanta Elena and her younger sister, Infanta Cristina and her husband, who have all been present over the past few years. … Continue reading

Prince William Leads Rescue Mission at Cymyran Beach

  August 16, 2012 at 7:05 pm by

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Prince William today led a rescue operation of two young girls swept out to sea off the Anglesey coast. The Royal Air Force described the mission as one of the “fastest and shortest” operations, with the helicopter, captained by Prince William, taking only 38 seconds to arrive after the distress call was received. The younger of the girls, aged just 13, got caught in on a riptide while body-boarding: her … Continue reading

Prince Philip Admitted to Hospital Again

  August 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm by

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The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital again today. According to Buckingham Palace spokesman, Prince Philip travelled to the Scottish hospital, about 40 miles away from Balmoral where the Duke and the Queen are staying, as a “precautionary measure”. The Prince appears to be suffering from recurrence of the bladder infection that saw him hospitalised back in June. Prince Philip is likely to remain in hospital for the next … Continue reading

The Princess Royal Celebrates 62nd Birthday

  August 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm by

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Princess Anne was born on 15 August 1950 at Clarence House, as the only daughter and second child of then Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. At the time of her birth, she was third in the Line of Succession, after her mother and elder brother. She was baptised at the Buckingham Palace by the Archbishop of York two months after her birth. The Princess’s Godparents were: Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

Happy Name Day, Estelle!

  August 15, 2012 at 8:44 am by

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Today, August 15th, is the name day of Princess Estelle of Sweden. To celebrate the infant’s first name day, the Swedish Royal Court published a new photograph of Estelle with her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. The image was taken at Haga Palace by Kate Gabor, the photographer who took the first official photographs of the Crown Princess Family. Each day of the year, except for six (seven … Continue reading

Closing Ceremony of London 2012 Olympic Games

  August 13, 2012 at 9:13 am by

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After fantastic two weeks, London 2012 came to end with the traditional Closing Ceremony – and what a ceremony it was! The night’s spectacle was led by Prince Harry, who was tasked with the role of Her Majesty’s official representative; other British and foreign royals, including the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Anne, Prince Albert of Monaco, were present as well. The magnificent ceremony satisfied even the most demanding, providing a … Continue reading

Sheikha Mozah Registers As An Organ Donor

  August 13, 2012 at 9:00 am by

Sheikha Mozah at the opening

Sheikha Mozah, who is patron of Qatar’s organ donation and transplantation organisation, has visited the Qatar Organ Donation Centre at the Hamad Medical Corporation. During her visit, Sheikha Moza met with organ donors and recipients of transplanted organs who shared their experience and how the program changed their lives. Sheikha Mozah, along with the dignitaries accompanying her, added their names to the donation list. Sheikha Mozah said, “The Qatar Organ … Continue reading

Infantas Leonor and Sofia In Mallorca

  August 13, 2012 at 3:06 am by

The Asturias family in Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca – August 2012 The Prince of Asturias and his two daughters, the Infantas Leonor and Sofia, arrived at Palma de Mallorca Airport during the afternoon of August 3rd. The Prince and his 2 daughters then travelled onto the Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca where they joined Queen Sofia, Infanta Elena and her children, Don Felipe Juan and Doña Victoria Federica. The Princess of Asturias arrived a … Continue reading

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