Official Photographs From Prince Alexander’s Christening Released

  September 12, 2016 at 9:18 am by

H.K.H. Prins Alexanders dop i Drottningholms Slottskyrka 9 september 2016 / H.R.H. Prince Alexander’s christening at Drottningholm Palace Chapel, September 9, 2016. H.K.H. Prinsessan Sofia; H.K.H. Prins Alexander; H.K.H. Prins Carl Philip 
HRH Princess Sofia; HRH Prince Alexander; HRH Prince Carl Philip

The official photographs of Prince Alexander with his family and godparents at his christening on Friday have been released today by the Swedish Royal Court. Four photographs taken by Mattias Edwall show the baby Prince with his parents, both sets of grandparents, his four aunts, and his five godparents.  

Fourth ‘Prince Daniel’s Race and Sports Day’ Held At Haga Park

  September 11, 2016 at 4:39 pm by

Prince Daniel

Prince Daniel has organised a children’s sports day run in Haga Park for several years, and today the fourth edition of the event was run. Around 15,000 children and adults took part in the sports day, taking part in a number of different sport stations as well as the main event, ‘Prince Daniel’s Run’. All the day’s runners received a medal from Daniel upon the run’s conclusion. Just nu äger Idrottens dag och … Continue reading

Prince Jacques Takes Centre Stage At Pique-Nique des Monégasques

  September 10, 2016 at 6:57 pm by

Prince Jacques

The annual Pique-Nique des Monegasques was held today at the Princess Antoinette Park, and Hereditary Prince Jacques stole the show as he accompanied his parents to the event. Dressed in a red polo shirt and a pair of white trousers, the young Prince toddled through the event taking in the music and dancers dressed in Monaco’s national costumes Prince Albert and Princess Charlene watched their son proudly, while Jacques’ twin sister, Princess Gabriella, was taken … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Takes Kate For A Spin At Balmoral

  September 10, 2016 at 5:34 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duchess of Cambridge

Photos of Queen Elizabeth driving a Range Rover around her Balmoral estate with the Duchess of Cambridge in the passenger seat were published today. The duo were making their way to join Prince William for a picnic lunch following his morning grouse shooting. The Cambridges arrived in Scotland on Thursday for a brief stay with the Queen on the Scottish estate. The Queen is in the driver's seat as she takes … Continue reading

Thessaloniki Receives New Statue of Queen Olga To Mark Greek-Russian Friendship

  September 10, 2016 at 2:59 pm by

A statue of Queen Olga

A new statue of Greece’s former Queen Olga was unveiled today in the city of Thessaloniki, on the Vassilissis Olgas II Avenue. It is a gift to mark the friendship between Greece and Russia, the former Queen’s birth country, from the Pan-Russian Military-Historic Union. The Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and the Mayor of Thessaloniki were present for the unveiling. Queen Olga was born a Grand Duchess of Russia in 1851 as … Continue reading

Princess Mako On Official Visit to Paraguay

  September 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm by

Princess Mako

Princess Mako of Akishino is representing her grandfather, the Emperor of Japan, in Paraguay this week, as the two countries mark 80 years of immigration and bilateral relations. She attended a ceremony today alongside President Horacio Cartes and the Japanese Ambassador to Paraguay, Takeshi Kamitami, in Luque to celebrate the anniversary. A group of farmers were the first immigrants from Japan to Paraguay in 1936. The Princess delivered a speech … Continue reading

Belgian Royals Attend Belgian Leg of IAAF Diamond League

  September 9, 2016 at 7:42 pm by

The Belgian royals

There were some royal spectators in the stands for this year’s edition of the Memorial Van Damme track and field meet at the King Baudouin Stadium – King Philippe and Queen Mathilde with their four children. Also joining them was Prince Albert II of Monaco for the event, which is one of the meets that makes up the 2016 Diamond League, a series of international meets to promote track and field. … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Rocks Red Houndstooth Blouse At Zarzuela Audiences

  September 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm by

Queen Letizia

Spain’s Queen Letizia looked fabulous in a red and white houndstooth blouse and white pants during audiences at Zarzuela Palace today. The look was completed with a pair of red heels from Mango and simple stud earrings. The Queen met with representatives of the Latin American Alliance for Rare or Uncommon Diseases, to be updated on the upcoming Fourth Latin American Meeting on Rare Diseases that will be held in Montevideo later this month … Continue reading

World First Aid Day 2016 Launched by Princess Charlène in Geneva

  September 9, 2016 at 4:45 pm by

Princess Charlene

Princess Charlène has joined the Secretary General of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for the launch of this year’s World First Aid Day, and a new campaign aimed at children, at the United Nations offices in Geneva. The Princess and Secretary General Elhadj As Sy gave a lesson in first aid to a group of school-aged children, teaching them how to perform CPR. “Children are … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Learns About Aquaculture Industry During Visit to Zeeland

  September 9, 2016 at 4:31 pm by

Queen Maxima

The Queen of the Netherlands paid a visit to the provence of Zeeland today, where she stopped in the towns of Colijnsplaat and Zierikzee with a focus on the innovations put to use in the region’s aqua farming industry. First she visited Delta Farms, a company that farms and exports sea centipedes to shrimp farms around the world. New research is being undertaken to see if the creatures can extend the lifespan … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Opens Renewed Fryske Akademy

  September 9, 2016 at 2:14 pm by

Princess Laurentien

Today, Friday September 9, Princess Laurentien attended the opening of the renewed and restored buildings of the Fryske Akademy in Leeuwarden, a municipality of the Friesland Province, in the north of the Netherlands. The Fryske Akademy was founded in 1938 as scientific centre for research and education of the Frisian language and culture and it is located in the Coulonhouse, a 18th century building and the adjacent properties. The purpose of … Continue reading

Sheikh Mohammed And Princess Haya Enjoy Day Out With Their Children

  September 9, 2016 at 1:17 pm by

Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed, Dubai Ruler and his wife Princess Haya bint Hussein enjoyed a day out with their two children, Sheikha Al Jalila and Sheikkh Zayed. The family spent a few hours at the IMG Worlds of Adventure in Dubai. It’s the worlds largest indoor amusement park. Sheikh Mohammed shared the photos of the visit on his instagram page مع العائلة في "آي إم جي" في دبي..أكبر وجهة ترفيهية … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Queens In The Highlands

  September 9, 2016 at 10:00 am by

1923: Queen Mary and the Duchess of York

September 9, 1923: Queen Mary of the United Kingdom poses for photo with her daughter-in-law, the Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) during the royal family’s summer vacation at Balmoral Castle, in the Scottish Highlands.

A Royal Christening At Drottningholm

  September 9, 2016 at 8:09 am by

Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and Prince Alexander

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have today christened their son, Prince Alexander, in a ceremony attending by close family and friends at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel. The service was conducted by Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Chief Court Chaplain Bishop Johan Dalman and Pastor of the Royal Court Parish Michael Bjerkhagen. Prayers, readings by three of the couple’s siblings (Crown Princess Victoria, Lina Frejd and Sara Hellqvist) and music from the Stockholm Boy’s … Continue reading

Princess Anne Cancels Engagements After Contracting Chest Infection

  September 9, 2016 at 5:15 am by

The Princess Royal

The Princess Royal has had to cancel several engagements next week after tests showed she is suffering from a chest infection. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed that the Princess was admitted to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Wednesday, but did not stay overnight. Princess Anne, one of the hardest working British royals and in the past month has travelled to Brazil and Russia, is currently recuperating at Balmoral Castle. Princess Anne, … Continue reading

Prince Alexander’s Godparents Revealed Ahead of Tomorrow’s Christening

  September 8, 2016 at 8:24 am by

Prince Alexander

Sweden’s youngest Prince, Alexander, will be christened tomorrow at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel. Ahead of the event, the people who will serve as his godparents were announced today. They are Crown Princess Victoria, his paternal aunt; Lina Frejd, his maternal aunt; Victor Magnuson, first cousin of his father; Jan-Åke Hansson, his father’s best friend who also served as his best man; and Cajsa Larsson, a friend of his mother’s. Prince … Continue reading

Prince Charles: Evening Standard’s ‘Londoner of the Decade’

  September 7, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales has been named ‘Londoner of the Decade’ by The Express Standard this evening. The achievement award was given at the newspaper’s Progress 1000 Awards at the Science Museum. “I have to confess I am not entirely sure whether to be pleased or alarmed.  Perhaps I am losing my touch when such eminent newspapers start giving me achievement awards!” the Prince joked as he began his acceptance speech … Continue reading

King Philippe Hosts German-Speaking Leaders at Laeken

  September 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm by

The German-speaking leaders

The King and Queen of the Belgians have welcomed four leaders of German-speaking countries to the Royal Palace of Laeken this evening, for the thirteenth informal summit of German-speaking nations. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, President Joachim Gauck of Germany and President Johann Schneider-Ammann of the Swiss Confederation were present for the welcoming dinner with their spouses (except for Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess), posing for photos … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Honour 100th Anniversary of Camilo José Cela’s Birth

  September 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

King Felipe and Queen Letizia have commemorated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Spanish writer Camilo José Cela at the Cervantes Institute. The King delivered a speech at the event, in which he recalled Cela’s “important role in the history of Spanish literature” as he “represented a connecting link between the before and the after of the tragedy of the Civil War.” The King called Cela’s works “one of the strongest … Continue reading

Princess Alexandra Pays Visit to Royal Trinity Hospice

  September 7, 2016 at 12:30 pm by

Princess Alexandra

The ever-elegant Princess Alexandra of Kent paid a visit to the Royal Trinity Hospice today, meeting patients and staff. She toured both the inpatient and outpatient centres, seeing how different forms of therapy (including physiotherapy and art therapy) are used to provide relief to patients, before having a cup of tea with some of the outpatients. Alexandra was also shown the retail store which raise funds to allow the hospice … Continue reading

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