Prints Rule Danish Royal Garden Party

  June 24, 2012 at 9:43 am by

Queen Margrethe, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Benedikte; 19-06-2012

It was the first time for Denmark’s Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik to host a garden party at Fredensborg Castle, last week on June 19. The Danish garden party was not quite what many expected or are used too; one would think hats, formal outfits but this was a more laid-back one. Some thought that since it was a garden party, the royals should’ve have worn hats and plain outfits. … Continue reading

Luxembourg Marks National Day

  June 24, 2012 at 7:28 am by

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Grand Duke Henri; 23-06-2012

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family yesterday marked the country’s official national day, with celebrations in the capital. A Te Deum mass was held this morning at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg City, attended by Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Prince Félix, Princess Alexandra, and Prince Louis and Princess Tessy. Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich led the Te Deum, which included choral music by the Cathedral choir … Continue reading

Spanish Official Visit to the United States

  June 24, 2012 at 6:51 am by

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New York City, USA – June 19th, 2012 Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Asturias started a five day official visit to the United States of America on Tuesday June 19th. The aim of this visit is to strengthen bilateral relations between the USA and the Kingdom of Spain. The Prince and Princess arrived in New York City in the afternoon of June 19th, they were accompanied by … Continue reading

Nude Heels Only for the Royal Ladies at Garter Service

  June 24, 2012 at 6:46 am by

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One could think that the dress code for shoes to the Order of the Garter service last week was nude heels, or was it just a coincidence? The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Countess of Wessex all turned up to the service in nude heels and, funny enough, in pastel-colored outfits. The three royal ladies heels all looked very similar, but they were slightly different. Camilla’s … Continue reading

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge Celebrates 30th Birthday

  June 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm by

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The boy who is destined to become King was born at 9.03am on June 21, 1982 at St Mary’s Hospital in London to the Prince and Princess of Wales. At birth, he weighted 7lbs 5oz. Prince William Arthur Philip Louis was Christened on August 4, 1982 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, with King Constantine of Greece, Princess Alexandra, the Honourable Mrs Ogilvy, the Duchess of Westminster, Lady Susan Hussey, Lord … Continue reading

Infanta Margarita attends Bruce Springsteen Concert

  June 21, 2012 at 10:38 am by

Infanta Margarita arrives for the Bruce Springsteen concert in Madrid; 17-06-2012

Madrid – June 17th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Margarita of Spain attended Bruce Springsteen’s sell-out Madrid concert on June 17th. The younger sister of King Juan Carlos I joined up to 60,000 fans of ‘The Boss’ at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. The Infanta was among many famous faces, including actor Danny DeVito and several high profile Spanish celebrities. Infanta Margarita, the Duchess of Soria and Hernani is … Continue reading

Prince Charles and Camilla Welcome Aung San Suu Kyi

  June 21, 2012 at 10:12 am by

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On June 20, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall welcomed one Nobel Prize laureate at Clarence House – the Dalai Lama. And just a day later, they had the chance to greet another equally fascinating person (and fellow Nobel Prize laureate) – Aung San Suu Kyi. The Burmese pro-democracy opposition leader met with Prince Charles and Camilla at Clarence House in the latest stop on her tour … Continue reading

Prince Charles & Camilla Welcome Dalai Lama at Clarence House

  June 20, 2012 at 9:25 pm by

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall welcomed the Dalai Lama at Clarence House. The meeting was a very friendly and informal one full of jokes and genuine warmth. Prince Charles appeared to be delighted to meet the Dalai Lama for the first time in four years; the Prince placed his hands together in a prayer before embracing him. The two have built strong friendship; at one point … Continue reading

Royal Ascot 2012: Days 1 and 2

  June 20, 2012 at 8:09 pm by

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Royal Ascot time has come, which means the unusual hats, interesting outfits and of course, Royal attendance. Her Majesty attends the races not only as a keen watcher; she also has a very practical interest. She has in fact enjoyed 63 Ascot wins so far, with 20 of her horses winning at Royal Ascot. The most recent victory was back in 2008, when Free Agent won in The Chesham Stakes. … Continue reading

TRF Exclusive Interview with Zohrab Markarian, Jordanian Royal Photographer

  June 20, 2012 at 11:19 am by

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Zohrab Markarian was born in Amman in 1955. He won the grand prize in the “Jordanian Flowers” photography competition, which was under the patronage of Her Late Majesty Queen Alia. As the winner, he was appointed by both Their Late Majesties King Hussein and Queen Alia as the official photographer of the Hashemite Royal Family. King Hussein wished to support Markarian’s career, and sent him to Germaine School for Photography … Continue reading

Two Days of Celebrations in October for Luxembourg Wedding

  June 20, 2012 at 11:01 am by

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The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Court announced yesterday the schedule of wedding events for Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy. The couple will marry in a civil ceremony on Friday October 19th, at 15:30 at the Luxembourg City Town Hall. A gala dinner will take place in the evening at the Grand Ducal Palace. On Saturday October 20th, a religious ceremony will take place at 11:00. A reception … Continue reading

13th Wedding Anniversary of Prince Edward and Sophie

  June 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm by

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Today is the 13th wedding anniversary of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie Rhys-Jones, which took place on 19 June 1999. Unlike the large and more formal weddings of Prince Edward’s older siblings, his was a relatively low-key one and took place at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. It was the wish of the couple who let it known they didn’t want their wedding to be a state … Continue reading

Order of the Garter Service at Windsor Castle

  June 19, 2012 at 10:30 am by

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Windsor Castle got its share of fabulous display of pageantry for the annual Order of the Garter Service. The weather couldn’t have been better as hundreds of people gathered around the Castle to watch the spectacle. The service takes place every June on the Monday of the Royal Ascot week, known as Garter Day. The Queen was joined by most members of her family, including the Prince of Wales, the … Continue reading

Day in History: Birth of James I and VI of England and Scotland

  June 19, 2012 at 10:22 am by

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With so much focus on contemporary royals, historical ones are often forgotten. These blog entries will focus on British royals of the past on days that bear particular importance in relation to them. Today’s Royal is not in any imminent danger of fading into background; the reign of James VI and I was one of the pivotal moments in English, Scottish, and eventually, British histories – the Union of Crowns. … Continue reading

Prince Salman Appointed Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

  June 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm by

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Following the funeral of the late Crown Prince Nayef Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has appointed his brother, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, as Crown Prince, deputy Premier and Minister of Defense. The new Crown Prince who is the second Saudi heir in less than a year, after the death of his brothers, the late former Crown Princes Sultan and Nayef, … Continue reading

Queen Beatrix Visits Turkey: June 13-15

  June 18, 2012 at 9:35 pm by

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To mark 400 years of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Turkey, Queen Beatrix was in Turkey for a two-day visit last week. On June 13 in the afternoon, the Queen arrived in Ankara and was welcomed at the airport by the Mayor of Ankara, Mr Melih Gokcek. At the Presidential Palace, Queen Beatrix was received in an audience with President Abdullah Gul and his wife, Hayrunnisa Gul. In the … Continue reading

Saudi Crown Prince Passes Away

  June 18, 2012 at 12:31 am by

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The Royal Saudi Court announced on Saturday the death of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, deputy premier and interior minister. The 79-year-old Saudi Crown Prince, who died in Geneva, left Saudi Arabia last month for scheduled medical check-ups abroad. His funeral prayer was be performed after the Sunday Maghreb (sunset) prayer at the Holy Mosque in Makkah, as the Saudi press agency reported. Prince Nayef was the … Continue reading

Belgian Economic Mission to Japan, Days Five and Six

  June 18, 2012 at 12:26 am by

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While the Princess Mathilde took a flight to come back in Belgium, Prince Philippe started his fifth day in Japan, on June 14, visiting the Panasonic Center, the multinational electronics corporation. At the Panasonic Headquarters in Osaka the Prince, along with Belgian Ministers, discovered the newest technologies of Panasonic, including the new 3D technology. Prince Philippe also attended the signing ceremony of the collaboration agreement between Panasonic and Imec, a … Continue reading

Closing Ceremony of the ‘Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia’

  June 17, 2012 at 11:59 pm by

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Madrid – June 12th, 2012 Her Majesty The Queen presided over the closing ceremony of the 2011/2012 School of Music Reina Sofia at the El Pardo Palace in Madrid on Tuesday June 12th. Queen Sofia was accompanied by Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria and Hernani and her husband Don Carlos Zurita, Duke of Soria and Hernani. The Queen arrived tenderly linking her blind sister-in-law by the arm and both royal … Continue reading

Belgian Economic Mission to Japan, Days Three and Four

  June 17, 2012 at 11:15 pm by

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On the third day of the Economic Mission to Japan, June 12, Crown Prince Philippe attended the inauguration of the collaboration between GSK Vaccines and Daiichi Sankyo Pharmaceutical at the Japan Vaccine Company Head Office. GSK Vaccines is specialized in the research, development and production of innovative prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines. Then the Prince had lunch at the Keidanren Head Office, the Japan Business Federation, when he attended meetings with … Continue reading

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