Duchess vs Celebrities: Who Wore It Better?

  June 4, 2012 at 12:25 am by

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The Duchess of Cambridge is known for stepping out it pieces that are a few collections old, whether its for official or private events. When Catherine boarded the Royal Barge in the Queen’s Jubilee River Pageant, it was in an ensemble from Alexander McQueen’s 2011 collection. The Duchess of Cambridge’s red dress was fitted with pleats in the skirt. The same McQueen dress has been worn previously by two famous … Continue reading

Spanish Royals Preside Over Day of the Armed Forces

  June 3, 2012 at 7:00 am by

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Valladolid – June 2nd, 2012 Their Majesties The King and Queen were accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias to the historic city of Valladolid in north-central Spain to preside over the Day of the Armed Forces ceremony. The Prince and Princess have just returned from a busy three-day official visit to Portugal. His Majesty The King was noticeably aided by the use of a crutch … Continue reading

Felipe & Letizia’s Official Visit to Portugal, Days Two and Three

  June 3, 2012 at 6:41 am by

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May 31st and June 1st – Lisbon, Portugal On Thursday May 31st, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias travelled to the city of Braga in the northwest of Portugal. Here the royal couple paid a visit to the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, where the Prince later unveiled a plaque in honour of the royal visit. The Prince and Princess then returned to Lisbon where they attended a … Continue reading

King Harald and Queen Sonja Celebrate 75th Birthdays

  June 3, 2012 at 6:28 am by

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On May 31st, 2012 King Harald and Queen Sonja celebrated both their 75th birthdays together with the Norwegian people. King Harald turned 75 on February 21st, Queen Sonja will be 75 on July 4th. The day started with the reception of congratulatory deputations, from among others Prime Minister and the Mayor of Oslo. Afterwards they were joined by the whole Royal Family, including the Crown Princely Family, Princess Märtha Louise … Continue reading

Jewel of the Day: Queen Mary’s Russian Brooch

  June 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm by

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The days of prolific jewellery-wearers such as Queen Mary and Queen Alexandra are unfortunately gone. Nevertheless, the British Royals still wear impressive pieces from time to time. These blog entries will focus on pieces of jewellery as and when they are worn by British Royal ladies. Today’s piece was worn by Queen Elizabeth as she attended the Epsom Derby, signalling the beginning of the four day Diamond Jubilee festivities. The … Continue reading

The Queen Attends Epsom Derby as Jubilee Celebrations Begin

  June 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm by

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Queen Elizabeth’s arrival at Epsom Derby today marked the beginning of four day Diamond Jubilee festivities that promise unforgettable and once in a lifetime experience. The day began with the gun salutes fired across the country, marking the exact anniversary of Her Majesty’s coronation. The salutes included a 41-gun salute by the King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery at Horse Guards Parade in London, and a 21 gun salute at Windsor … Continue reading

Felipe & Letizia’s Official Visit to Portugal, Day One

  June 2, 2012 at 5:21 am by

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May 30th, 2012 – Lisbon, Portugal Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias started a three-day official visit to the Portuguese Republic on Wednesday May 30th. Upon their arrival in Lisbon, the Prince and Princess were greeted by the Spanish Ambassador to Portugal and the Portuguese Foreign Minister. After a warm welcome, Their Royal Highnesses moved onto the historic Jeronimos Monastery where Prince Felipe laid a wreath on … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – May 2012

  June 1, 2012 at 12:01 am by

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This is the monthly blog entry with news from the Royal genealogy threads. This time it’s a blog entry with news from May 2012. As always, a big thank you goes out to the contributors of the Genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies The Duke and Duchess of Parma, Prince Carlos and Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, had their first child, Princess Luisa, on 9 May 2012. Sheikh Saeed bin Dalmouk bin … Continue reading

The Royal Forums & Alma Books Book Competition

  May 31, 2012 at 11:40 pm by

'The Great Survivors' by Peter Conradi

In conjunction with Alma Books publishing house, The Royal Forums is pleased to announce a competition revolving around Peter Conradi’s latest book release, The Great Survivors – How Monarchy Made It Into the Twenty-First Century. The Great Survivors offers an “uncompromising portrayal of Europe’s royals”, revealing the “scandals, excesses, conflicts, and interests hidden behind the pomp of the ceremonial garb and the grandeur of official functions” of Europe’s reigning monarchies. … Continue reading

Danes Attend WWF Denmark Anniversary

  May 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm by

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The Danish Royal Family attended a gala dinner this evening to mark the fortieth anniversary of the World Wide Fund for Nature Denmark. Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were all present for the gala, and Prince Henrik – after arriving to the event in a golf cart with his wife – was on hand to greet all of the … Continue reading

Jordan’s Crown Prince Graduates from Secondary School

  May 30, 2012 at 9:07 pm by

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In the presence of his proud parents, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan graduated from King’s Academy High School last Tuesday. The nearly 18 year old Prince, who was born in the capital Amman, is the eldest among the King and Queen’s children, and was appointed Crown Prince in 2009. He recently joined his father for in several duties inside Jordan … Continue reading

First Garden Party for the Duchess of Cambridge

  May 30, 2012 at 5:55 am by

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Most senior members of the Royal Family attended annual summer Garden Party at Buckingham Palace yesterday. It was the second garden party of the year, and the first one for the Duchess of Cambridge who joined other senior royals to enjoy the wonderful weather and beautiful grounds of the palace. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess … Continue reading

Crown Prince Couple visits Møre and Romsdal

  May 29, 2012 at 11:12 pm by

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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit paid a county visit to Møre and Romsdal from May 24th until 26th, 2012. They lived on the Royal Yacht ‘Norge’ during the visit. They were first welcomed in Geiranger on May 24th. They enjoyed the magnificent view at the lookout ‘Flydalsjuvet’. Afterwards they visited the Norwegian Fjord Centre. There they were joined by Prince Sverre Magnus. Due to a strike, which also … Continue reading

The Duke of Cambridge Made a Knight of the Order of the Thistle

  May 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm by

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The Buckingham Palace announced on Friday that the Duke of Cambridge has been appointed a Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle. Her Majesty’s decision to appoint her grandson to the Order is somewhat unexpected because only three other members of the Royal Family – excluding the Sovereign – are members: Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Anne. It was usually assumed the Queen would … Continue reading

Simoneta Gómez Acebo Joins Pilgrims in El Rocío

  May 28, 2012 at 10:30 am by

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May 26th, 2012 – El Rocío Andalusia, Spain Her Excellency Doña Simoneta Gómez Acebo attended the annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Virgin at of El Rocío. For the third year in a row, the eldest niece of the King and the only daughter of Infanta Pilar, joined thousands of faithful pilgrims at the Hermitage of El Rocío in Andalusia. Wearing a straw hat and a medal of the … Continue reading

Spanish Royals Open Madrid Book Fair

  May 28, 2012 at 10:01 am by

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Madrid – May 25th, 2012 Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe, Princess Letizia and Infanta Elena presided over the official opening of the 71st Annual Madrid Book Fair. Despite the intense heat, the royal trio all looked relaxed as they made their way around the various book booths at the Retiro Park in Madrid. Accompanying the royal party were the Spanish Education Minister and the Mayor of Madrid. The Madrid Book … Continue reading

Queen Victoria’s Private Journals Go Online

  May 27, 2012 at 6:53 pm by

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Queen Elizabeth officially launched the Queen Victoria Journals Online Project on May 24. Previously, Queen Victoria’s journals were only accessible by appointment at the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle; now, however, everyone can enjoy the historical documents. To make it possible, Queen Victoria’s handwritten pages were scanned, and all the entries – from political encounters to personal affairs – deciphered. The monumental project has taken staff of the Oxford’s Bodleian … Continue reading

Crown Prince Nayef Flies Abroad for Medical Check-Up

  May 27, 2012 at 6:06 am by

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The Saudi press agency reported this Saturday that Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud left the Kingdom on a private vacation abroad for scheduled medical tests. According to the Saudi Royal Court, the 79 year-old Prince had spent a month-long private visit in Algeria earlier this year after previous reassuring medical tests. Crown Prince Nayef, who has also been serving as the Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia since … Continue reading

Jordanian Royals Celebrate Independence Day

  May 27, 2012 at 6:03 am by

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Accompanied by their son, Crown Prince Hussein, and members of the Royal Family, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan attended on Friday the official ceremony celebrating the Hashemite Kingdom’s 66th independence anniversary. During the event, King Abdullah II granted various medals and orders to several Jordanian institutions and distinguished figures in recognition of their efforts in supporting the Kingdom’s development, as Petra News Agency reported. The ceremony … Continue reading

Vibrant Colors For Danish Royal Outing

  May 27, 2012 at 5:52 am by

(L-R) Queen Margrethe, Princess Marie and Crown Princess Mary at the Royal Life Guards Music Corps Concert

Color, color and more color for the Danish Royal ladies as they attended the Royal Life Guards Music Corps Concert earlier this week. A smiling Queen Margrethe wore a light pink dress matched with a vibrant fuchsia jacket with matching shoes see here. Crown Princess Mary, who was color co-ordinating with the Queen, wore a recycled dark pink dress with hair pulled back in an up-do see here. Princess Marie, wife of Prince Joachim, kept … Continue reading

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