Happy and Relaxed at a Conservation Event!

  June 12, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

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Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako have today visited the city of Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, north-east of Tokyo to attend a conservation event.  During the visit, Crown Prince Naruhito made a speech in which he spoke of the importance of involving a large range of people in the conservation of greenery and water resources. Later, Their Imperial Highnesses planted a tree in a ceremony held at … Continue reading

To the East for HRH The Gyalsey!

  June 12, 2016 at 4:57 pm by

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As Bhutan said farewell to King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden on Saturday at Paro Airport, another special event was taking place on the other side of the country… Their Majesties King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema have started a tour in the East of Bhutan, arriving in the small, mountain enclosed town of Gyalpozhing. Along with the King and Queen came their baby … Continue reading

Queen Rania Learns About Different Ways To Help The Underprivileged

  June 12, 2016 at 4:26 pm by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited the Mujaddidun Society for Charity and Development which took place at the Iraq Al Amir Secondary School for boys. During Queen Rania’s visit, she met with volunteers from the Mujaddidun Society. She was briefed on different Society’s programs that aim to promote volunteer work among the young people in Jordan during the holy month of Ramadan. Her Majesty also got a brief from … Continue reading

Farewell From Sweden to Bhutan

  June 12, 2016 at 4:17 pm by

Arrival to Paro airport. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia was welcomed by the Bhutanese kingss two youngest sisters.

On Saturday 11th June, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have bid farewell to Bhutan following their successful, busy and colourful State Visit. A farewell ceremony took place at Paros International Airport, amid brightly coloured flags and a large portrait of the King and Queen – symbolic of the high respect and genuine warmth shown to Their Majesties during the last few days. Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck and … Continue reading

Long to Rain Over Us

  June 12, 2016 at 3:54 pm by

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Weather would not dampen such a momentous occasion. Peter Philips began setting up for the Patrons Lunch on the Mall last night after his busy day at the Trooping. Embed from Getty Images Guests started to arrive early and tucked in to their special selected M&S hampers. Containing the likes of a chicken roulade salad using roasted free-range meat from Pembrokeshire, Wye Valley asparagus and Cornish potatoes, while sandwiches include … Continue reading

Princess Maria of Romania Visits Therapy Centre

  June 11, 2016 at 6:23 pm by

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Last Thursday, Her Royal Highness Princess Maria of Romania visited the Don Orione Association in Bucharest. It is residential and day-care centre for the elderly and a therapy centre for adults and children who have neurological difficulties such as autism. It is well known that interacting with animals is a great way to relax and bring stress-levels down. But it has also become a successful way in benefitting the emotional and mental … Continue reading

From Sweden to Bhutan – Day 3

  June 11, 2016 at 5:35 pm by

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  The third day of the Swedish State Visit to Bhutan was spent a number of miles North-East of Thimphu where King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia visited the city of Punakha, who used to be the country’s capital until 1955. Whilst travelling there, Their Majesty’s stopped off at the Wolakha convent to see progress of an the United Nations Population Fund project on life-skills and sexual health. The project … Continue reading

90th Birthday Trooping of Colour: How to Stand Out 101

  June 11, 2016 at 11:02 am by

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The Queen definitely made sure people could see her on this momentous occasion, the Trooping the Colour to mark her 90th birthday, by wearing neon green this morning. A beautiful outfit composed by Stewart Parvin with a hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan. Carriages left Buckingham Palace and travelled down The Mall to inspect the colour at Horse Guards Parade. The Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and the Duke of Cambridge … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Year Birthday Honours Revealed

  June 11, 2016 at 8:55 am by

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Embargoed until 10:30pm last night, this year’s birthday honours in Britain were released overnight. Rod Stewart becomes Sir Roderick for his services to music and charity. Major Tim Peake becomes the first man in space to be awarded on honour, he becomes a Companion of the order of St Michael and George for his services to space research and scientific contribution. Forces sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn joins the elite Companions of … Continue reading

Camilla and William Join The Privy Council

  June 11, 2016 at 1:52 am by

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The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke of Cambridge were installed to the Privy Council during a meeting at Buckingham Palace on June 9, the Court Circular read yesterday. The Council – made up primarily of senior politicians – is the most senior advisory committee to the monarch, that advises the sovereign on use of powers and helps to enact Acts of Parliament. It is believed the reason behind the … Continue reading

Princess Charlotte’s A Fiesty One, According to Kate

  June 11, 2016 at 1:14 am by

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While up until now, Prince George has been described as the ‘lively’ and ‘destructive’ child of the Cambridge siblings, the Duchess of Cambridge yesterday revealed that one-year-old Princess Charlotte isn’t as angelic as her photographs portray. “She said: ‘Oh she is very cute but she has got quite a feisty side,” Glynis Double said of her discussion about the children with Kate during a reception at the Guildhall following the … Continue reading

A Language Lesson With Queen Máxima

  June 10, 2016 at 6:03 pm by

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Today, Friday June 10, the students of the foundation Language aan Zee had a new classmate for the day: Queen Máxima. The Queen paid a working visit to the foundation which, with the help of volunteers, teaches the Dutch language to refugees, asylum seekers and foreign women. Upon her arrival Queen Máxima had a meeting with members of the staff about their work and commitment in the help of the people in need … Continue reading

From Sweden to Bhutan – Day 2 continued!

  June 10, 2016 at 5:50 pm by

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  As mentioned yesterday, King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden had a busy first full day of their State Visit To Bhutan with several events attended throughout the day.  So here is a short update of the remaining events Their majesties attended! It was at the Dechenchholing Palace where the King and Queen of Sweden met the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck for lunch.  Three of the … Continue reading

The Picture That Says A Thousand Words: Prince Philip at 95

  June 10, 2016 at 11:00 am by

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His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh turns a fabulous 95 years old today, but he doesn’t want you to know. HRH is quite happy to let you go by unaware that he reaches such an important milestone today because Her Majesty starts her June weekend of celebrations this weekend. Born in 1921 on the island of Corfu to Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg, … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Princess Caroline Leaves Hospital With Her Firstborn

  June 10, 2016 at 10:00 am by

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June 10, 1984: Princess Caroline of Monaco, alongside her husband Stefano Casiraghi, leaves the Princess Grace Hospital Centre two days after giving birth to the couple’s first child, Andrea. Proud first-time grand-père Prince Rainier III also joined his eldest daughter for the special moment.

A Service of Thanksgiving to Mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

  June 10, 2016 at 8:03 am by

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“No one at The Queen’s birth knew for what she was destined. Today we recognise that God knew,” the Archbishop of Canterbury said today during a service of thanksgiving to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. And indeed has the Queen proven over her lifetime her dedication to the destiny that was allocated to her. 53 members of the British Royal Family attended the service at St Paul’s Cathedral … Continue reading

The Blue Duchess Attends SportsAid Dinner at Kensington Palace

  June 9, 2016 at 9:43 pm by

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This evening at Kensington Palace, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a dinner held to mark the 40th anniversary of SportsAid, one of her patronages. Kate met with guests that included young athletes and ambassadors of the charity in the Sunken Gardens before the dinner in the King’s Gallery, where guests – including former swimmer Sharron Davies and Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson – feasted on English asparagus, seared beef fillet and a chocolate … Continue reading

Diamonds Are Forever: Philip, Edward and Sophie Celebrate Duke of Edinburgh Awards

  June 9, 2016 at 9:29 pm by

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A special James Bond-themed gala was held tonight at Stoke Park to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, aptly called the ‘Diamonds Forever Gala’. The Duke was joined by the Earl and Countess of Wessex for the gala, in which they mingled with the past and present cast and crew of the James Bond film series in the grounds of the Park including Sir Roger Moore, … Continue reading

King Simeon Presents Spanish Edition of Autobiography ‘A Single Destiny’

  June 9, 2016 at 7:54 pm by

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In the presence of his family and the former Kings of Spain, Bulgaria’s last King – and a former Prime Minister – Simeon presented the Spanish translation of his autobiography Simeon II of Bulgaria: A Single Destiny at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid. At the conclusion of the presentation, King Simeon specifically thanked King Juan Carlos, his good friend for over five decades, for all his … Continue reading

Founder’s Day Celebrated at the Royal Chelsea Hospital with Princess Anne

  June 9, 2016 at 7:13 pm by

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The Princess Royal attended the Founder’s Day parade at the Royal Chelsea Hospital today, receiving the salute from the Chelsea Pensioners in the grounds of the hospital. Anne wore a pale blue brocade suit with a bright blue hat, which helped those in attendance to spot her amongst the red tunics of the veterans who call the hospital home. As per tradition, the Princess wore a sprig of oak pinned … Continue reading

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