Sonja Haraldsen was born in Oslo on July 4, 1937 and her parents were Karl August Haraldsen and Dagny Ulrichsen. She completed her studies in Oslo and received her diploma in dressmaking and tailoring. She then moved to Lausanne, Switzerland where she obtained a diploma in accounting, fashion design, and social science. Sonja then returned to Oslo and continued her studies and received an undergraduate degree in French, English and … Continue reading
The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Kent and the Duchess of Gloucester were among the many who headed to Wimbledon for day four of the tennis competition. Camilla was in the stands of Court 1 to watch Scotsman Andy Murray defeat Dutchman Robin Haase in straight sets. She was accompanied by the Chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Philip Brook, who gave her the sweatband he caught that Murray … Continue reading
Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened a new exhibition at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam today which focuses on stories of classical mythology. “Hidden Stories: Discover the Myths of the Palace” is an exhibition which uses the paintings and sculptures that decorated the Palace in the seventeenth century to inform visitors about the “glorification of Amsterdam as a power centre of the world”. The Princess watched a theatre performance specially … Continue reading
Denmark’s Princess Marie paid a visit to the annual Roskilde Festival today, but not to listen to the music. The Princess was there to visit the stalls and activities being run by her patronage, DanChurchAid. She visited their refund stall, where cans and bottles are collected from festival goers and then recycled for money that is then donated to the organisation’s projects around the world. The Princess also visited the … Continue reading
Queen Sofia of Spain today presided over the fifteenth Senda Awards Ceremony at the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality in Madrid. During the ceremony, the Queen was presented with the Senior Honour Award, for her four decades of work in the social and humanitarian fields, including assistance to the elderly. View image | gettyimages.com The Senda Awards are awarded each year to individuals or organisations which have made “outstanding … Continue reading
As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and at the invitation of the Government and the Central Bank, Her Majesty Queen Máxima visited the Republic of the Philippines from Monday June 29 to Wednesday July 1. Tuesday June 30, in the morning, the Queen was in Manila where she had a working visit with members of the UNDP United Nations Development … Continue reading
King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain wrapped up their state visit to Mexico by visiting Zacatecas. The Spanish royals were accompanied by the Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and his wife, Angelica Rivera. During their visit to Zacatecas, they attended the closing ceremony of the symposium “Past, present and future of relations between Mexico and Spain” which was being held at the Viceregal Museum of Guadalupe. During the ceremony, … Continue reading
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced in a press conference held in Riyadh today that he will be donating his entire fortune to charity, in projects that will be undertaken by a designated branch of his charitable organisation Alwaleed Philanthropies over the coming years. The Prince’s private fortune amounts to £20billon (€29billion, $USD32billion). “Philanthropy is a personal responsibility, which I embarked upon more than three decades ago and is an intrinsic part of … Continue reading
As Britain sweltered through its hottest day in years, the Duchess of Cornwall found one way to keep the heat at bay – indulging in an ice-cream cone while attending the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. View image | gettyimages.com The Duchess toured the 25th edition of the flower show using a parasol to shield herself from the sun. One of the exhibitions, the Scarecrow Display, saw Camilla pose for a photograph … Continue reading
On July 1, 1995, Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark and Marie-Chantal Miller tied the knot in a lavish wedding in London, England. The couple married in a Greek Orthodox ceremony St Sophia’s Cathedral in Bayswater, London. The church ceremony was attended by about 450 guests in the cathedral and another 850 guests including the Queen’s mother watched the wedding live from Hampton Court. A lunch reception was held … Continue reading
Day two of the Mexican state visit was just as busy and packed as day one. Queen Letizia attended a meeting with the Latin American Alliance of Rare Diseases. Queen Letizia later joined King Felipe at the Mexico-Spain Business Forum which was also attended by the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto. View image | gettyimages.com Later that morning, the King and Queen attended the Permanent Commission of the Congress. They … Continue reading
Princess Beatrice dazzled on the red carpet while arriving for the NSPCC Neo-Romantic Art Gala at Masterpiece London. The 26 year old royal wore a long sleeved floral gown with wavy hair. The event is to raise funds for NSPCC’s post-abused children. The night was filled with master art pieces on display, an auction and a reception. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Beatrice on June 30, 2015.
The Duchess of Cornwall was joined by the Prince of Wales and Princess Eugenie of York as well as members of her own family at the auction of rickshaws that will be competing in the ‘Travels To My Elephant’ race in India later this year. View image | gettyimages.com 20 brightly coloured rickshaws were auctioned off during the event at Lancaster House. Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera and Mulberry each designed a … Continue reading
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have begun their annual week-long stay at the Palace of Holyroodhouse today, with the traditional Ceremony of the Keys taking place in the Palace’s forecourt. Welcoming Queen Elizabeth to her “ancient and hereditary kingdom of Scotland” was the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Donald Wilson, who presented her with a set of keys to the city. The Queen then returned the keys to Mr … Continue reading
On day one of their State Visit to Mexico, King Felipe and Queen Letizia laid a floral wreath tribute at the Monument to the Child Heroes of Mexico at Chapultepec Park before attending an official welcome ceremony at Campo Marte in the presence of the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, and his wife Angélica Rivera. During the welcome ceremony, a canon salute was fired and a military parade was watched … Continue reading
This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on July 5. The winner of last week’s poll winner was Queen Letizia of Spain with 15 votes.
On Sunday evening, the Spanish King and Queen touched down in Mexico city ahead of their state visit which begins tomorrow. King Felipe and Queen Letizia have a busy agenda during the visit. They will meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto and his wife, attend various events, luncheons and dinners. For up to date news, pictures and videos, visit the State visit to Mexico: June 28 – July 1, 2015 thread. … Continue reading
To mark his 21st birthday, the Crown Prince of Jordan, Hussein Bin Abdullah II, has launched his own official website. The website is www.alhussein.jo and is available in Arabic and English. The website will be updated with the Crown Prince’s activities, speeches, videos and pictures.
It was a mother and daughter day for Princess Beatrice, who was joined by her mother Sarah Ferguson, while attending the 2015 FIA Formula E London ePrix Championship. The event was being held for the first time in London in Battersea Park today. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Beatrice and her mother presented the trophy to winner, Virgin Racings British driver Sam Bird.
It has been reported that on Friday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with Hollywood royalty, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The private meeting took place over tea at Kensington Palace. “Yes, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met Mr. Brad Pitt and Mrs. Angelina Jolie-Pitt yesterday afternoon at Kensington Palace,” a spokesperson for the royal family confirmed to E! News. “They discussed their shared interest in combating the … Continue reading