Whoops! Countess of Wessex Accidentally Sends Ball Flying Towards Photographers At Hockey Event

  April 28, 2016 at 4:29 pm by

The Countess of Wessex reacts after sending a ball flying past a pack of photographers during a visit to the English men's hockey team

The Countess of Wessex lined up to take aim at the goal net during a visit to the English men’s hockey team today at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, but unfortunately for her, her shot didn’t follow quite the course and instead went flying off to the side narrowly missing the pack of press photographers covering the event. As she watched where the ball ended up, Sophie’s hand flew to her … Continue reading

Royal Historical Event: The Death of Strongbow

  April 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm by

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On April 20th, 1176 Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke – who is more commonly known by his nickname ‘Strongbow’ – died in Dublin. Strongbow is best remembered for his pivotal role in the Norman Invasion of Ireland. It is believed that Richard de Clare was born around 1130 in Tonbridge, Kent and was the eldest son of Gilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Pembroke and Isabel de Beaumont. The de … Continue reading

Meet the In-Laws: Princess Alix Introduces Fiancé to Uncles

  April 28, 2016 at 11:51 am by

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Princess Alix de Ligne took her fiance Count Guillaume de Dampierre to São Paulo, Brazil to introduce him to her august uncles, Prince Dom Luiz of Brazil (77), chef of the Imperial family and Dom Bertrand (75), Prince Imperial. Also present were Princess Alix’ cousins, Prince Rafael of Brazil and Prince Pedro Alberto de Orleans-Bragança. Princess Alix and Count Guillaume will marry in two months in Belgium. They invited their … Continue reading

Royal Gathering in Monaco to Honour King Juan Carlos I

  April 28, 2016 at 11:29 am by

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On April 21st Don Alvaro de Orleans-Borbon organised a party in Monaco to honour his cousin, King Juan Carlos I of Spain. The event would have been largely unnoticed by the photo agencies and consequently the royal online community, were it not for prince Jean of France. The duke of Vendôme shared some photos of the event on his blog that were taken by David Nivière. Among the guests were … Continue reading

First Photos of the Newborn ‘Prince of Asturias’

  April 28, 2016 at 10:57 am by

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The duke and duchess of Parma have shared three photographs of their newborn son Carlos Enrique Leonard, who was born on April 24th at the Haga Juliana Birth Center in The Hague. The photos were taken at the home of the duke and duchess in The Hague. Apart from the photos, the duke and duchess also expressed their gratitude for the the excellent guidance and care of Dr. A.H. Feitema … Continue reading

Look Back: King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 40th Birthday

  April 28, 2016 at 10:38 am by

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While the Swedish king is looking forward to celebrate his 70th birthday in great style on saturday, it may be a nice moment to look back at his previous round birthdays. The first time the king celebrated his birthday in a big way was on April 30th 1986. Below is a group photo from the birthday party. The king and Queen of Sweden are flanked by king Olav V of … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Baptises a New Installation Vessel

  April 28, 2016 at 9:15 am by

Queen Mathilde at the baptism of the new vessel

Today, Thursday April 28, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians baptised a new dredging installation vessel, Vole Au Vent, in the port of Ostend in West-Flanders in the presence of the Governor of the West-Flanders, Carl Decaluwe and the State Secretary for Social Fraud, Privacy and the North Sea Bart Tommelein. Baptême navire d'installation 'Vole au Vent' de #JanDeNul pour la construction d'éoliennes #énergieéolienne #Ostende pic.twitter.com/QtWUnNA3kx — Belgian Royal Palace … Continue reading

Papa-Daughter Date: Felipe and Leonor Enjoy Evening at UEFA Semi-Final

  April 28, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Princess Leonor and King Felipe attend the UEFA semi-final match

Last night, the UEFA Champions League semi-final match between Atletico de Madrid and Bayern Munich had two royal spectators in King Felipe VI and his eldest daughter, Princess Leonor. The two royals were seen in the VIP section of the Vicente Calderon Stadium as the Spanish team defeated its German rival 1-0 to gain the advantage in the path to the final at the end of May (the King leapt … Continue reading

Crown Prince Frederik Visits Danish and Australian Troops in Iraq

  April 28, 2016 at 8:38 am by

Crown Prince Frederik in Iraq with the Danish troops

The Danish Royal Court has confirmed that Crown Prince Frederik paid a visit to the Danish troops stationed at the Al Asad Air Base in Iraq yesterday, April 27. Frederik had breakfast with the troops at Camp Havoc before he was briefed about their current mission, which is to train Iraqi soldiers to assist in the fight against ISIS, and developments which have been made. He later went out to the … Continue reading

Happy Koningsdag! The Orange-Nassaus Celebrate in Zwolle

  April 27, 2016 at 5:38 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands with their three daughters on Koningsdag

We’ve come to the end of April, and in the Netherlands that means one thing: Koningsday! This year the event was held in Zwolle. Despite the early signs of rain and unpleasant weather, the clouds managed to hold themselves together as the Dutch Royal Family descended on the city for a day of games, entertainment and socialising. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima again brought their three daughters – Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and … Continue reading

Having a GrandFest of a Time As Camilla is Introduced to a Unique Type of Wool

  April 27, 2016 at 2:11 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall at the opening of GrandFest 2016

The Duchess of Cornwall was slightly taken aback today as she attended the opening of GrandFest 2016 held at the Geffrey Museum, learning from one exhibitor precisely what her knitting was made of. Elizabeth Lee told the Duchess how she thought it was a “shame to waste” the hair she brushes from her pet Samoyeds so she decided one day to spin it into wool for her knitting. “It must be very therapeutic. I … Continue reading

Japan’s Imperial Family Host Spring Garden Party

  April 27, 2016 at 9:52 am by

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Members of the Japanese Imperial Family today hosted their annual spring garden party at the Akasaka Palace attended by hundreds of guests from Japanese society. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko led all the adult members of the family as they mingled with guests throughout the afternoon. In traditional form, the Imperial ladies all donned suits in neutral and pastel shades of cream, greens and blues. Only Princess Tsuguko went a different way, … Continue reading

Missing Royal Remains, Part 1: Henry I of England

  April 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm by

King Henry I of England

The recent discovery, identification and reburial of the remains of Richard III of England has given fresh interest in search for the remains of several Kings of England whose remains are currently missing. We will start this series with King Henry I of England, who reigned from 1100 until his death in 1135. Henry was born in 1068 and was a younger son of William the Conqueror and Matilda of … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Meet With Pope Francis

  April 26, 2016 at 8:47 am by

The Dutch Royal Family with Pope Francis

Yesterday, Monday April 25, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were received by Pope Francis at the Vatican for a private audience. The Royal Couple was accompanied by their three daughters: Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia, Princess Ariane. For the Princesses was the first meeting with the Pope while the King and the Queen met the Holy Father on March 19, 2013 when the then Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown … Continue reading

A Son For The Duke and Duchess of Parma

  April 26, 2016 at 8:01 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Parma

The Duchess of Parma gave birth to her third child, a son, on Sunday April 24 in The Hague. Prince Carlos Enrique Leonard, who is the new heir to the Headship of the House of Bourbon-Parma, was born at 8:58am local time and weighed 3,020grams. The Duke and Duchess, Carlos and Annemarie, have two daughters, Luisa and Cecilia. The Dukes of Parma with their two daughters

King Carl Gustaf’s 70th Birthday Celebrations Kick Off With Baltic Sea Seminar

  April 25, 2016 at 7:39 pm by

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia

The King of Sweden turns 70 next weekend and in true Scandinavian style, a number of events have been planned over the course of this week to celebrate. This evening the first event of the celebrations took place at the Royal Dramatic Theatre: a seminar entitled ‘An Evening about the Baltic Sea – Hopefulness and Threats’ arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Society of Naval … Continue reading

Princess Mary Opens Festival Of Research 2016 and Hands Out Awards

  April 25, 2016 at 12:01 pm by

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Crown Princess Mary, as patron, attended the official opening of the Festival of Research 2016 and presented the Research Communication Award 2016 today. Dressed in white a white blouse and skirt with nude pumps, the Crown Princess arrived at the Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen for the official opening. During the event, Princess Mary presented the Research Communication Award and gave speech. After the award giving, Princess Mary along with … Continue reading

Queen Rania Visits A Refugee Camp In Greece

  April 25, 2016 at 11:47 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan visited the Kara Tepe refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos in her capacity as advocate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC). During her visit, Queen Rania met with Syrian refuges. Queen Rania said during the visit “This is an exceptional crisis and it requires an exceptional response. It requires a response that is collective and that is value-based, a response … Continue reading

Lest We Forget: Prince Harry Marks Anzac Day in London

  April 25, 2016 at 8:57 am by

Prince Harry attends a dawn service on Anzac Day in London

Prince Harry, who last year attended the centenary services in Gallipoli with his father, today was present at three events to mark Anzac Day, which commemorates fallen Australian and New Zealander soldiers. He first attended a traditional dawn service at the Royal Artillery Memorial on Hyde Park Corner where he laid a wreath of red poppies. The High Commissioners of Australia and New Zealand were also present. Afterwards he moved on to … Continue reading

Princess Muna Celebrates Her 75th Birthday

  April 25, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Princess Muna

King Abdullah’s mother, Princess Muna Al Hussein, celebrates today her 75th birthday. Her Highness was born Antoinette Avril Gardiner on April 25, 1941 at Chelmondiston, near Ipswich in England. She is the only child of Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Percy Gardiner, of the British Army’s Royal Engineers, and Doris Elizabeth Sutton. Princess Muna spent part of her childhood in Kuala Lumpur, during her father’s posting to Malaysia, where she attended Bourne School. Thereafter … Continue reading

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