Royals in Davos For World Economic Forum

  January 19, 2017 at 12:13 pm by

Queen Mathilde

The second last week of January typically means one event for some royals: a trip to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. This year’s attendees included King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, and Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway. They have spent varying amounts of time the past few days at the Forum, meeting with other world leaders like … Continue reading

Prince Harry Becomes Patron of Botswana Rhino Charity

  January 19, 2017 at 8:51 am by

Prince Harry

Kensington Palace has announced a new patronage for Prince Harry: he has agreed to become patron of Rhino Conservation Botswana. The purpose of the charity is to “help raise awareness of the plight of Africa’s black and white rhinos and inspire positive action” to protect the species. Harry spoke in a video that was published alongside the announcement, saying that “the rhino is one of Africa’s most iconic species…the black … Continue reading

Happy 80th Birthday Princess Birgitta!

  January 19, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Princess Birgitta

Today is the eightieth birthday of Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern. Born on January 19, 1937, Birgitta Ingeborg Alice is the second of five children born to Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The Princess and her siblings (Princesses Margaretha, Desireé and Christina, and the current King Carl XVI Gustaf) spent their childhood at Haga Palace, with the residence giving the four sisters a … Continue reading

Divorce For Louis and Tessy of Luxembourg

  January 18, 2017 at 4:49 pm by

Princess Tessy and Prince Louis

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has announced that Prince Louis, the third son of Grand Duke Henri, and his wife Tessy have made the decision to divorce after ten years of marriage. “TRH The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess regret to announce that Prince Louis and Princess Tessy have decided to divorce. In these painful circumstances, they rely on the understanding of all to respect the private sphere of … Continue reading

150 Years of Danish-Japanese Relations Begins With Art Exhibition in Copenhagen

  January 18, 2017 at 4:41 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was on hand today to help open the exhibition Japanomania in the Nordic Countries 1875-1918 at the National Gallery of Art in Copenhagen. Joined by the Japanese Ambassador to Denmark, Toshiro Suzuki, Frederik donned a kimono to crap open a traditional barrel of sake to officially open the exhibition, before having a drink and then touring the gallery. The exhibition has been arranged by the Gallery in conjunction … Continue reading

Spain’s King and Queen Open International Tourism Fair

  January 18, 2017 at 2:23 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain today were present for the inauguration of the International Tourism Fair, FITUR 2017. Taking place at the Juan Carlos I Trade Fair Centre, the 37th edition of the tourism fair brings together exhibitors and business from over 160 countries to promote the latest in international travel trends, services and businesses. The King and Queen, who was wearing burgundy trousers, a pale pink blouse … Continue reading

Duchess of Cornwall Visits Aberdeen University

  January 18, 2017 at 11:33 am by

The Duchess of Cornwall

As their Chancellor, the Duchess of Cornwall – known as the Duchess of Rothesay whilst in Scotland – paid a visit to the University of Aberdeen on Wednesday. The purpose of her visit was to officially open the new Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health centre at the university’s Medical School Campus. The Institute focuses on research into nutrition and food. The Duchess, donning a white lab coat, was shown around the new … Continue reading

A Kiss From A Sea Lion? Not Quite What Princess Stéphanie Was Expecting

  January 17, 2017 at 5:46 pm by

Princess Stephanie and Pauline Ducruet

Princess Stéphanie of Monaco and her elder daughter Pauline Ducruet received a surprise morsel of affection during a photocall on Tuesday to mark the upcoming International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo. The duo had agreed to pose with a sea lion, when the animal decided to move closer towards the two women and give them a ‘kiss’ on the cheek. Both Stéphanie and Pauline were quick to step away from the sea … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Visits Copenhagen Baby Heart Research Project

  January 17, 2017 at 5:27 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

At the Copenhagen University Hospital on Monday, Crown Princess Mary paid a visit to the Copenhagen Baby Heart research project that is being run to provide heart scans to newborn babies to help researchers and doctors “gain greater knowledge about the number of children born with heart disease.” Mary was taken on a tour of the maternity ward and met with a number of parents whose newborns have been scanned … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen Host New Year Reception

  January 17, 2017 at 12:11 pm by

King WIllem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

At the Royal Palace of Amsterdam today, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima hosted the first of the two traditional New Year receptions. This reception saw “several hundred guests” from all corners of Dutch society attend and meet the monarchs. A number of primary and secondary school teachers and education administrators were invited on the specific request of the King. He said in his speech during the reception that “life is … Continue reading

William, Kate & Harry Continue Mental Health Campaign

  January 17, 2017 at 10:58 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have continued promoting their Head Together campaign that aims to reduce the stigma of mental health and encourage people to speak out when they need help. Speaking at the meeting this morning – which was held as the first in the lead up to the 2017 London Marathon, that Heads Together has been chosen as the charity of the year for – the … Continue reading

On This Day: Two British Royal Deaths

  January 16, 2017 at 10:00 am by

Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

Today, January 16, marks the death anniversaries of two members of the British Royal Family – Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone. In 1942, Prince Arthur – the third son of Queen Victoria – passed away at his country home, Bagshot Park, at the age of 91. Born in May 1850, Arthur spent four decades serving in the British Army. He trained in the … Continue reading

King Felipe Meets With His Saudi Counterpart

  January 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm by

King Felipe and King Salman

King Felipe VI of Spain had an audience with King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud on Sunday at the Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. The two monarchs discussed bilateral relations prior to an official lunch. During the audience, King Salman awarded King Felipe with the Grand Collar of the Order of Abdul Aziz, the highest order in the Saudi Kingdom. Earlier in the day, King Felipe had a meeting at the Spanish … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Makes Second Public Appearance Since Illness

  January 15, 2017 at 11:11 am by

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Edinburgh, Viscount and Viscountess Linley and other guests attended a church service at the church of St. Mary the Virgin in Flitcham, situated on the edge of Sandringham, on January 15. The Linleys, who will become Earl and Countess of Snowdon in the coming weeks, were wearing black (with the Countess wearing a white dress) in mourning of the first Earl, Antony Armstrong-Jones, who died on … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Sandringham House

  January 15, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Sandringham House

The Sandringham Estate in Norfolk is synonymous with the Windsor family Christmas, and is where Queen Elizabeth spends a fair portion of her New Year, staying in the large Sandringham House. Facade of Sandringham House Location: Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, United Kingdom Built: 1870 Architects: A.J. Humbert Commissioned By: Edward VII of the United Kingdom and his wife, Alexandra of Denmark Style: Jacobean Rooms: 270 On The Palace Grounds: Museum, Gardens; Properties on the overall Estate include Anmer Hall and York … Continue reading

Zara and Mike Attend Magic Millions Raceday on The Gold Coast

  January 14, 2017 at 5:10 pm by

Zara and Mike Tindall

Continuing their week in Queensland, Australia in support of Magic Millions, Zara and Mike Tindall were present at the 2017 Magic Millions Raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Saturday. Despite wearing a lovely white calf-length dress with green heels and an eye-catching green, navy and white checkered fascinator, Zara was not the one who entered into the traditional Fashions on the Field competition – that she left to her dear … Continue reading

On This Day: Prince Albert Victor Dies

  January 14, 2017 at 9:00 am by

Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale

125 years ago, the second in line to the British throne – Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale – passed away at Sandringham House at the age of 28. He had contracted influenza, which developed in pneumonia. His family were devastated by his unexpected death, none more so than his mother, the Princess of Wales, who said after Prince Albert Victor’s funeral on January 20, she had “buried my angel … Continue reading

Lord Snowdon Dies Aged 86

  January 13, 2017 at 6:27 pm by

The 1st Earl of Snowdon

Antony Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon died at the age of eighty-six on January 13 at his home in Kensington, a statement released by his family has announced. Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones was born on 7 March 1930 in London to Ronald Armstrong-Jones and Anne Messel. He had an older sister, the Viscountess Vesci, and a younger brother, Peregrine. His father Robert was a barrister and he is also a descendent … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Albert and Paola In France

  January 13, 2017 at 7:00 am by

Princess Paola and Prince Albert, 1962

January 13, 1962: The Prince and Princess of Liège depart Paris for La Havre, where they are to attend the Bal des Petits Lits Blancs aboard the ocean liner France. The Bal was first held in 1918 as a fundraiser for children inflicted with tuberculosis.  

Princess Salwa Aga Khan Gives Birth To Second Son

  January 13, 2017 at 5:58 am by

Prince Rahim Aga Khan and his wife, Kendra Spears, on their wedding day; 31-08-2013

Princess Salwa Aga Khan was safely delivered of a son, named Prince Sinan, on January 2, a statement released on the official Ismaili Muslim Community website has said. The Princess and her son, who was born in London, are both doing well. The birth of a second son for Princess Salwa and her husband, the eldest son of the Aga Khan, Prince Rahim, gives their family “immense joy”. Prince Rahim and … Continue reading

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