Trooping The Colour Marks The Queen’s Official Birthday

  June 17, 2012 at 7:38 pm by

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Even in a year featuring once-in-a-lifetime Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Trooping the Colour ceremony has a unique place. A wonderful display of traditions, the it is an enactment of the traditional preparations for battle when the Colours (flags of the regiments) were paraded in front of the soldiers to be recognised by them during the battle. Queen Elizabeth presided over her 60th Trooping the Colour ceremony on June 16. Her Majesty … Continue reading

Prince Charles Awarded Highest Military Ranks

  June 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm by

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The Princes of Wales has been awarded the highest rank in all three military services by the Queen. The Prince becomes a Field Marshal, Admiral of the Fleet and Marshal of the Royal Air Force. The Queen has appointed Prince Charles honorary five-star rank in all three services to acknowledge his support in her role as Commander-in-Chief. Only one other member of the Royal Family holds similar distinction – the … Continue reading

Wedding of Princess Maria Carolina and Albert Brenninkmeijer

  June 17, 2012 at 10:56 am by

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Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma married Albert Brenninkmeijer on 16 June 2012 at the Basilica San Miniato al Monte in Florence, Italy. The witnesses of the bride were Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma and Marthe Roemer-Visse. The witnesses of the groom were Cécile Coke-Brenninkmeijer, Roderick Brenninkmeijer and Prince Nicholas Doimi de Frankopan. Among the bridesmaid were Countess Eloise of Orange-Nassau; Julia ten Cate and Eliane van Vollenhoven. … Continue reading

Prince Charles: Men’s Fashion Icon

  June 15, 2012 at 9:16 pm by

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Prince Charles was named one of the world’s most stylish men by GQ magazine. For those who had followed the Prince’s style, it is no surprise; he has long been an epitome of gentlemen’s style. Whether for a private or an official occasion, Prince Charles has always been immaculately dressed. Bearing in mind the award, he was also a fitting choice to launch London’s first Men’s Fashion Week with a … Continue reading

Princess Christina’s Jewellery Stolen from Palace Apartment

  June 14, 2012 at 5:45 am by

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Princess Christina has been the victim of theft recently, as a number of her jewels were stolen from her apartment at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The jewels were stolen by a 19-year-old friend of the Princess’s husband, Mr Tord Magnuson, who was being mentored by Magnuson. According to Aftonbladet, the man also lived with the couple briefly in their Palace apartment. He reportedly sold the jewellery to two men … Continue reading

The Earl and Countess of Wessex’s Visit to Gibraltar: June 11-13

  June 14, 2012 at 5:00 am by

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As part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the Earl and Countess of Wessex undertook a highly successful tour of Gibraltar from June 11 to 13. The British Overseas Territory is home to almost 30,000 residents who all seemed to be out in force to welcome the royal couple. Edward and Sophie were greeted by cheering crowds, many of them waving Union Flags and chanting “British Forever”. Buntings and other … Continue reading

White and Beige Wednesday for Máxima and Mary

  June 13, 2012 at 10:10 pm by

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It was a white and beige Wednesday in the Netherlands and Denmark today, with both Princess Máxima and Crown Princess Mary opting for neutral tones for their respective engagements. In Elburg, Princess Máxima opened the new portion of the Sjoel Elburg Jewish museum. The museum is housed in a historic synagogue, but required an extension to keep up with the growing community. The new building, which is located adjacent to … Continue reading

Jewel of the Day: Queen Victoria’s Bow Brooches

  June 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm by

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It’s always wonderful to see a piece of jewellery that is not only beautiful, but also has a lot of historical significance behind it. Today was one of those occasions: Her Majesty chose to wear one of Queen Victoria’s Bow Brooches – part of British Crown Jewels – for a visit with Nottingham with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Bow brooches have been very popular since the 17th century; … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Joined by William, Catherine For a Jubilee Visit

  June 13, 2012 at 5:49 pm by

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The Queen was joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for a trip to Nottingham – part of the Diamond Jubilee tours across Britain. Over 35,000 people lined the streets of Nottingham to greet the royals; some had arrived as early as 5am for better view. When the royal party finally arrived, a huge cheer erupted from the crowd, and when the Queen, Prince William and Catherine made a … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe Receives Jubilee Tiara

  June 12, 2012 at 11:46 pm by

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In an audience earlier today at Amalienborg, Queen Margrethe II was presented with her jubilee gift from Greenland’s parliament and home rule government. The gift consists of a tiara and earrings set, made by Greenlandic goldsmith Nicolai Appel. The tiara, named Nassut and meaning ‘Flowers from Greenland’, was made of melted gold coins, the gold of which was mined from the Kirkespirdalen mine in Greenland. The specific coins used were designed … Continue reading

The Prince of Wales Makes a Private Visit to Romania

  June 12, 2012 at 10:55 pm by

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The Prince of Wales made a five-day private visit to one of his favourite places, Transylvania. Prince Charles owns a property there and supports traditional farming method in Transylvania, which he calls “the jewel in Romania’s crown”. His fondness for the country appears to have been transferred to his sons, since Prince Harry chose to spend Easter holidays there. Although the visit was a private one, it nevertheless received a … Continue reading

Infanta Elena attends French Open

  June 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm by

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Paris, France – June 10th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo attended the French Open men’s final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Sunday June 10th. The eldest daughter of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia was accompanied by the Spanish Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Mr José Ignacio Wert, the President of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation, Mr … Continue reading

Belgian Economic Mission to Japan, Days One and Two

  June 12, 2012 at 10:26 pm by

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The Crown Prince Couple’s economic mission started on June 10th, when Prince Philippe visited EXPO 2010 in Yesu, South Korea. He was there to represent the King. The Prince, accompanied by the Belgian delegation and two Ministers, visited pavilions with chocolate, diamonds and fries during the Belgian Day. The Prince was also there to support and promote the candidacy of the city of Liege for the exhibition of 2017. The … Continue reading

Zara Phillips Picked For UK Olympic Team

  June 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm by

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Zara Phillips has been nominated as part of the British team for the London Olympics, the British Equestrian Federation officially confirmed. The Queen’s eldest granddaughter defied the odds to claim her way to a spot on the team. Just a couple of weeks ago, she was considered to be a long shot to make the strong squad – one of Britain’s main hopes for an Olympic gold. However, always a … Continue reading

Queen Sofia Opens “The Last Raphael” Exhibition

  June 11, 2012 at 10:00 pm by

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Madrid – June 11th,2012 Her Majesty The Queen has presided over the opening of the “The Last Raphael” exhibition at the Museo del Prado in Madrid. Queen Sofia was accompanied by the President of the Congress of Deputies, Mr Jesus Posada, the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy, Mr Gianfranco Fini and the Spanish Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Mr José Ignacio Wert. This major exhibition is … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia attend Spain vs Italy Euro 2012

  June 11, 2012 at 9:46 pm by

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Gdansk, Poland – June 10th, 2012 Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias flew to Gdansk in Poland yesterday to support the Spanish football team in their opening game against Italy. The Prince and Princess were accompanied by the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, and were greeted upon their arrival at the Gdansk Arena by the Polish President, First lady and Prime Minister. To show their support, the … Continue reading

Eugenie Raises Money For Hospital With Overnight Bike Ride

  June 11, 2012 at 5:38 pm by

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Princess Eugenie joined 3,000 cyclists to take part in the Nightrider event to raise money for charity. Eugenie finished at 7.50AM at Alexandra Palace; her seven-hour effort helped bring in £9,000. Part of the money will go to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. The Princess is Patron of the Redevelopment Appeal of the Hospital: the accommodation unit at the hospital will be named Princess Eugenie House. The Hospital is of … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine Hits the Big 3-0

  June 11, 2012 at 9:32 am by

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden yesterday celebrated her thirtieth birthday. There were no official celebrations to mark the milestone; the Princess chose to celebrate in private with her family and closest friends. On Thursday June 8th, a luncheon took place at Villa Källhagen at Djurgården to celebrate the joint thirtieth birthdays of Princess Madeleine and her best friend, Louise Gottlieb (the two women have previously shared 18th and 25th birthday parties … Continue reading

The Prince of Viana Culture Awards 2012

  June 11, 2012 at 8:51 am by

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Navarre – June 6th, 2012 Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias were in Navarre on June 6th to preside over the Prince of Viana Culture Awards 2012. The royal couple arrived at the Benedictine Monastery of San Salvador of Leyre in northern Navarre, Spain and they were accompanied by the Spanish Minister for Education,The Archbishop of Pamplona and the Abbot of San Salvador of Leyre. Among the … Continue reading

The Duke of Edinburgh Celebrates 91st Birthday

  June 10, 2012 at 9:23 am by

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Prince Philip celebrates his 91st birthday today – a day after being released from hospital. A Buckingham Palace spokesman confirmed the Duke will be spending the day privately. To mark the birthday, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will fire a 41-gun salute in Hyde Park, while the Honourable Artillery Company will fire a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London, both at midday. The salute is fired every year … Continue reading

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