Infanta Pilar attends Spanish Olympic Committee Ceremony in Madrid

  July 19, 2012 at 8:56 am by

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Madrid – July 14th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz attended the Spanish Olympic Committee opening ceremony in Madrid on July 14th. The elder sister of His Majesty King Juan Carlos I is a member of the Honorary Council of the Spanish Olympic Committee. Present was Spanish judoka champion, Isabel Fernández, who won a gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Isabel later … Continue reading

Day In History: 95th “Birthday” of the House of Windsor

  July 17, 2012 at 8:47 pm by

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  – It is not only Queen Elizabeth who celebrates a Jubilee this year, but also the very House she belongs to – the Royal House of Windsor.  On July 17, 1917 George V issued Royal Proclamation, changing the name of his family and house, meaning that today is the 95th anniversary of the historic event. When Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, she personally continued to … Continue reading

Don Felipe de Marichalar Turns 14

  July 17, 2012 at 9:17 am by

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His Excellency Don Felipe Juan de Marichalar y Borbón celebrates his fourteenth birthday on July 17th. The eldest son of Infanta Elena of Spain and Don Jaime de Marichalar, he is currently fifth in the line of succession to the Spanish Throne. Don Felipe Juan was named in honour of his uncle, Prince Felipe, and great-grandfather, Infante Juan the Count of Barcelona; but he is often referred to by his … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Mama Victoria!

  July 15, 2012 at 11:20 pm by

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden yesterday celebrated her thirty-fifth birthday. The traditional ‘Victoriadagen’ festivities to mark her birthday were held in Öland, where the Royal Family spends a portion of their summer holidays. In the early afternoon, the Crown Princess appeared with her family in the courtyard of Solliden Palace to accept the well-wishes of the crowd who had gathered. Princess Victoria, wearing a pale blue dress and cardigan, was … Continue reading

French City Demands British Crown Jewels

  July 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm by

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A French city of Angers, once the capital of the House of Plantagenet which produced fourteen English Monarchs, is demanding a compensation for the murder of its last pretender to the Throne. Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick, was murdered in the Tower of London on orders of Henry VII Tudor; upon his death in 1499, the House of Plantagenet became extinct in the legitimate male line. A petition posted … Continue reading

Queen Noor Patronizes the International Arab Youth Conference

  July 15, 2012 at 7:13 am by

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On Friday, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan attended the opening ceremony of the 32rd International Arab Youth Conference in the rose-red city of Petra. She was accompanied by her daughter, Princess Raiyah, and Princess Dana Firas. The meeting, held under the theme “Modern Media and Development”, discusses a number of media-related topics, including social networks and economic development, online media and freedom of expression, cultural exchange and ethics and … Continue reading

Infanta Margarita Leaves Hospital

  July 15, 2012 at 7:09 am by

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Madrid – July 10th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria and Hernani left the Ruber Hospital in Madrid on July 10th. The youngest sister of King Juan Carlos was admitted to the hospital earlier this month suffering from a high fever. Over the past few days, the Infanta received visits from her husband Don Carlos, her daughter Doña María Zurita, her sister Infanta Pilar and sister-in-law, Queen … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos to visit Russia on July 18 and 19

  July 15, 2012 at 7:08 am by

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The Spanish Royal Court has announced that King Juan Carlos will make an official two-day visit to the Russian Federation on July 18th. This solo working visit by His Majesty comes only five weeks after a visit to both Brazil and Chile in early June. The King will be accompanied by the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mr Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, along with a Spanish trade and business … Continue reading

Jewel of the Day: The Rhodesian Flame Lily Brooch

  July 13, 2012 at 9:11 am by

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Time for another jewellery update! When Queen Elizabeth visited Birmingham and Shropshire yesterday, she was wearing one of her (and my) favourite brooches – the Flame Lily Brooch. The brooch is one of the oldest in the Queen’s collection; she has had it for 65 years now. In 1947, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret accompanied their parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, on a tour of southern Africa. During … Continue reading

Vote in the June 2012 Picture of the Month Polls!

  July 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm by

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Please vote in the June 2012 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Link features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royals on Stamps. The polls will remain open until 28 July 2012.

May 2012 Picture of the Month Winners

  July 12, 2012 at 7:13 pm by

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Announcing the winners of the May 2012 Picture of the Month Polls: May 2012 Official Picture of the Month Link: First Place: Sweden Second Place: Great Britain Third Place: Norway Royal Jubilees Informal May 2012 Poll Link: First Place: Norway Second Place: Great Britain Third Place: Denmark Congratulations to all winning teams!

Prince Charles and Camilla on their Annual Tour of Wales

  July 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm by

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are undertaking their annual week of engagements in Wales. Their tour started with a visit to St Asaph cathedral; upon arrival, they were greeted by hundreds of well-wishers who had gathered to give the royal couple a warm welcome. Charles and Camilla spoke to the waiting crowds, and then attended a service to celebrate St Asaph’s new city status. The former … Continue reading

Prince William Shows Prince Charles Around The RAF Valley

  July 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm by

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Prince William had a very special guest at the base at RAF Valley on Anglesey where is stationed – his father. The Prince of Wales was welcomed at the Search and Rescue operation by Flight Lieutenant Wales, as his son is known in his unit. Right before Prince Charles’ arrival, there was a call for help; since Prince William was on shift, his father’s arrival had to be delayed for … Continue reading

The Crown Prince of Tonga weds the Hon Sinaitakala Fakafanua

  July 12, 2012 at 9:24 am by

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Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala of Tonga married the Hon Sinaitakala Fakafanua on 12 July 2012. The bride was escorted to her groom by her oldest brother, the Hon Fatafehi Kinikinilau Lolomana’ia Fakafanua, Lord Fakafanua. The attendants were Ala-ki-Hihifo Fusi Levalasi Luani and Utufia ‘i Moana ‘o Tupoumoheofo Tuita, Paige Siukaufusi Ramanlala Vallabh was the flowergirl and the Hon Sosaia Lausi’i Ma’afu served as ringbearer. The couple signed their official marriage registration on 10 July. … Continue reading

Princess Eugenie Graduates From Newcastle University

  July 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm by

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Princess Eugenie attended her graduation ceremony, having been awarded 2:1 degree in English and History of Art at Newcastle. Along with fellow students and their families, the Duke of York and Princess Beatrice joined forces to support Eugenie; the Duchess of York was unable to attend the ceremony, presumably because of an operation she had to undertake. After the ceremony, the beaming princess shared just how much she had enjoyed … Continue reading

‘Spot the Royals’ at Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final

  July 9, 2012 at 12:17 am by

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It was a game of ‘spot the royals’ in the Royal Box at Wimbledon yesterday afternoon, as Roger Federer and Andy Murray battled it out for the Gentlemen’s Singles Title. The Duchess of Cambridge was joined by her sister, Philippa Middleton, arriving in a Duchess-driven Land Rover. The two sisters sat in the front row of the Box, and watched the match with smiles on their faces. The Duchess wore … Continue reading

Infanta Elena Attends Opening of Rio Football Academy

  July 8, 2012 at 8:54 am by

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July 5th,2012 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to attend the opening ceremony of a new football academy in the suburb of Alemao. The Academy is situated at the Olympic Village Complex Alemao and was launched by Rio de Janeiro City Council and the FC Barcelona Foundation. The $1.5-million dollar football academy’s main aim is to train children … Continue reading

Royals Celebrate with Doris Brynner in Paris

  July 5, 2012 at 11:35 pm by

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Crown Prince and Princess Pavlos of Greece were in Paris on Tuesday night, to attend a reception at the Dior salons which was celebrating Doris Brynner’s appointment to the Order des Arts et des Lettres. Mrs Brynner, who is the executive of Dior’s home furnishings department, was awarded the Order for her contributions to the arts and meeting the required “contribution to the enrichment of the French cultural inheritance.” She … Continue reading

Hyloscirtus princecharlesi – The Frog Named After Prince Charles

  July 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm by

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In fairytales, it is usually a frog that turns into a prince, but this time, it’s a Prince that has become a frog. Well, sort of. In honour of Prince Charles’ tireless environmental campaigning, a rare species of Ecuadorian stream frog has been named Hyloscirtus Princecharlesi, or Prince Charles Stream Tree Frog. The brown-coloured amphibian with large orange blotches was discovered by Ecuadorian scientist Dr. Luis Coloma four years ago among … Continue reading

Jewel of the Day: The Delhi Durbar Emerald Necklace

  July 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm by

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The ceremonies like Order of Thistle or Garter aren’t the most jewellery-friendly since most of the decorations consist of order insignia. Nevertheless, for today’s Thistle service Her Majesty found a way to please jewellery-watchers by donning a beautiful emerald necklace. Unfortunately, it is not the magnificent Delhi Durbar Emerald Necklace – the hero of today’s entry, but still a beauty in her own right. First the “main course” – the … Continue reading

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