Felipe VI Proclaimed King of Spain

  June 19, 2014 at 7:41 pm by

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Following the abdication ceremony for King Juan Carlos yesterday at the Palacio Real in Madrid, his successor Felipe VI was proclaimed King this morning in Madrid. In a modest show of pomp and in glorious sunshine, the King accompanied by Queen Letizia and their two daughters, Leonor and Sofia, left the Zarzuela Palace following a family photoshoot. The Royal Family – who were escorted by an impressive military escort – arrived at the Spanish … Continue reading

Princess Haya’s Outfits At Royal Ascot 2014: Day 1 and 2

  June 19, 2014 at 8:55 am by

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It’s one of the very few events that Princess Haya is seen wearing a hat and when she does, she usually makes a statement matching her hats with couture. On day one of Royal Ascot, Princess Haya wore a Haute Couture Elie Saab sky blue pleated dress with a matching bolero see here. Princess Haya matched the dress with a navy blue hat, blue heels and a matching clutch. The dress … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos Officially Signs Abdication Act

  June 18, 2014 at 11:58 pm by

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King Juan Carlos I of Spain today signed the abdication act which gave the Kingship to his son, Felipe. The signing took place at the Royal Palace in Madrid, where the abdication act was signed with a golden pen. King Juan Carlos was applauded as he made his way back to his seat, where, in a symbolic act, switched places with his son after an emotional hug to highlight the … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos I’s Last Official Act

  June 18, 2014 at 8:46 am by

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His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Sofia hosted a Luncheon for members of the Spanish Government yesterday at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. This luncheon marked the last Official act by Their Majesties as King & Queen of Spain. Attending yesterdays luncheon were the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, President of the Senate Pio Garcia Escudero, President of the Constitutional Court, Francisco Pérez … Continue reading

Prince Zeid Selected As New UN Human Rights Chief

  June 18, 2014 at 2:25 am by

Prince Zeid of Jordan

The United Nations General Assembly elected on June 16 Prince Zeid bin Raad Al-Hussein of Jordan as the new High Commissioner for Human Rights. Prince Zeid, who will succeed South African Navi Pillay next September, was nominated for this position by the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, ealier this month. He has previously served as Jordan’s ambassador to the United States and Mexico. The prince was also a political affairs … Continue reading

Luxembourg’s Princess Amalia Makes Her Debut

  June 17, 2014 at 10:14 pm by

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The newest member of the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family, Princess Amalia, made her public debut today, when she appeared before the media as she left hospital with her parents. Prince Félix and Princess Claire left the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte in the early afternoon with their daughter, briefly speaking to the gathered press before departing for home. The Prince also registered his daughter’s birth with the Register of Civil Status of the … Continue reading

Royal Look-Back: Proclamation of King Juan Carlos

  June 17, 2014 at 10:02 pm by

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Seeing as King Juan Carlos will formally abdicate the Spanish throne after a long reign tomorrow, the blog has decided to look back at his accession ceremonies which took place in 1975. On November 22, 1975 following the death of General Franco, Don Juan Carlos de Borbón was proclaimed King of Spain. The proclamation ceremony took place at the Spanish Cortes (Parliament), where the new Queen Sofia and the couple’s … Continue reading

Prince Moulay Rachid Ties The Knot

  June 16, 2014 at 11:48 am by

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On Sunday 15th June, the Ministry of Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery of Morocco announced the wedding of HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, the brother of King Mohammed VI, with Miss Boufarès Umm Kulthum. The ceremony was presided by King Mohammed VI in the Royal Palace of Rabat. The 43 year old groom is the youngest male child of the late King Hassan II. He was the Crown Prince of Morocco … Continue reading

Prince George Makes Polo Début

  June 16, 2014 at 4:51 am by

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On June 15, Prince George attended his first polo match with his parents at the Cirencester Park Polo Club in Windsor Great Park. Prince George wore a comfortable looking red dungarees with a practical white top. He was seen crawling and walking, but with the help of his mother. He also enjoyed playing with a football, until a little girl took it from him. The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and … Continue reading

Daughter for Félix and Claire

  June 15, 2014 at 7:48 am by

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The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Court has announced that Princess Claire was safely delivered of a baby girl earlier today. Princess Amalia Gabriela Maria Teresa was born at the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte hospital in Luxembourg City, and weighed in at 2,950 grams. She is the first child for Prince Félix and Princess Claire, who married in September last year. She is also the first granddaughter of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess … Continue reading

British Royals Celebrate Queen’s Birthday at Trooping the Colour

  June 15, 2014 at 4:12 am by

Trooping the Colour 2014

On June 14, several members of the British Royal Family attended Trooping the Colour, which celebrates The Queen’s official birthday. Her actual birthday is on April 21, although as per tradition, there is a second celebration for her birthday in June. This year, the following members of the Royal Family were in attendance: The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and … Continue reading

Lalla Soukaina’s Wedding

  June 12, 2014 at 3:31 am by

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Lalla Soukaina Fellali, the eldest daughter of Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco and niece of King Mohammed VI, got married on May 28, 2014 to Mohammed El Mehdi. The couple announced in October their engagement. The wedding ceremony took place at Lalla Meryem’s residence. All the royal family attended the ceremony and also Mrs Chirac. The bride4′s father, Mr Fouad Fialli, did not attend the wedding. Lalla Soukaina wore a … Continue reading

Photo Shoot in Cayx for Henrik’s 80th Birthday

  June 11, 2014 at 9:07 pm by

Prince Henrik of Denmark celebrates his 80th birthday in France; 11-06-2014

A photo shoot took place this morning at Château de Cayx to mark Prince Henrik of Denmark’s 80th birthday. The Prince’s immediate family were all present – wife, Queen Margrethe II, and both sons, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim, with their wives and children. Prince Henrik led the family out on to the lawn where the photographers were gathered, holding the hands of his two eldest granddaughters, Princesses Isabella … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland’s 32nd Birthday

  June 11, 2014 at 3:30 am by

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On 10 June, Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland celebrated her 32nd birthday. Princess Madeleine was born on 10 June 1982 at 7:05pm CEST at Drottningholm Palace in Sweden. She was christened in the Royal Chapel in Stockholm on 31 August 1982. Her godparents are Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Walther L. Sommerlath, Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Princess Christina of Sweden. Her full name is Madeleine Thérèse Amelie … Continue reading

The Duke of Edinburgh’s 93rd Birthday

  June 11, 2014 at 1:50 am by

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On 10 June, The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, celebrated his 93rd birthday. To mark the occasion, a 62-gun salute was fired at the Tower of London, whilst soldiers from the Honourable Artillery Company paid tribute to the Duke at Gun Wharf. There was also a garden party in his honour at Buckingham Palace in the afternoon. Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born on 10 June 1921 at … Continue reading

Queen Fabiola of Belgium Celebrates Her 86th birthday

  June 11, 2014 at 1:00 am by

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The Spanish-born widow of the late beloved King Baudouin of Belgium was born in Madrid, Spain on June 11, 1928. Queen Fabiola was the fourth daughter of the Marquess of Casa Riera. Her godmother was none other than Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain. Doña Fabiola de Mora’s family were close to the Spanish Royal Family and in her youth, Fabiola was a lady in waiting to the Infanta Pilar of … Continue reading

State Visit From Mexico to Spain

  June 10, 2014 at 1:14 pm by

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The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, accompanied by his wife, Angélica Rivera, began a state visit to the Kingdom of Spain on Monday June 9th. The King and Queen presided over the official welcoming ceremony at the El Pardo Palace in Madrid. Following this, the President and First Lady travelled the short distance to the Zarzuela Palace, where the King and Queen hosted a luncheon. They were joined by … Continue reading

Princess Victoria vs Princess Marie-Chantal In D&G

  June 10, 2014 at 11:53 am by

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A Crown Princess attending a horse race and the other attending her nieces christening, the choice for the two Crown Princess at two very different events was Dolce and Gabbana and just two days apart. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece wore the Dolce and Gabbana belted jacquard dress to the Derby Day at the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse on June 6, 2014 in Epsom. She paired the … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos I Presides Over Day of the Armed Forces

  June 9, 2014 at 2:01 am by

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The King and Queen of Spain were accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias to preside over the Day of the Armed Forces ceremony in Madrid on June 8th. This very solemn military ceremony is a tribute to all fallen soldiers on Armed Forces Day and this year took place on the Plaza de la Lealtad in Madrid. The Plaza de la Lealtad also houses the Spanish War Memorial … Continue reading

Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland is Christened

  June 8, 2014 at 9:50 pm by

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Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland’s christening ceremony took place on June 8 at the Royal Chapel in Drottningholm Palace in Sweden. The service was conducted by Archbishop Anders Wejryd, and was assisted by Lars-Göran Lönnermark, the Chaplin to the King and Michael Bjerkhagen, the Pastor of the Royal Court Parish. Princess Leonore’s full name is Leonore Lilian Maria. It was reported that Leonore was a name both her parents liked, as … Continue reading

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