Queen Noor Patronizes the International Arab Youth Conference

  July 15, 2012 at 7:13 am by

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On Friday, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan attended the opening ceremony of the 32rd International Arab Youth Conference in the rose-red city of Petra. She was accompanied by her daughter, Princess Raiyah, and Princess Dana Firas. The meeting, held under the theme “Modern Media and Development”, discusses a number of media-related topics, including social networks and economic development, online media and freedom of expression, cultural exchange and ethics and … Continue reading

Infanta Margarita Leaves Hospital

  July 15, 2012 at 7:09 am by

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Madrid – July 10th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria and Hernani left the Ruber Hospital in Madrid on July 10th. The youngest sister of King Juan Carlos was admitted to the hospital earlier this month suffering from a high fever. Over the past few days, the Infanta received visits from her husband Don Carlos, her daughter Doña María Zurita, her sister Infanta Pilar and sister-in-law, Queen … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos to visit Russia on July 18 and 19

  July 15, 2012 at 7:08 am by

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The Spanish Royal Court has announced that King Juan Carlos will make an official two-day visit to the Russian Federation on July 18th. This solo working visit by His Majesty comes only five weeks after a visit to both Brazil and Chile in early June. The King will be accompanied by the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mr Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, along with a Spanish trade and business … Continue reading

Jewel of the Day: The Rhodesian Flame Lily Brooch

  July 13, 2012 at 9:11 am by

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Time for another jewellery update! When Queen Elizabeth visited Birmingham and Shropshire yesterday, she was wearing one of her (and my) favourite brooches – the Flame Lily Brooch. The brooch is one of the oldest in the Queen’s collection; she has had it for 65 years now. In 1947, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret accompanied their parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, on a tour of southern Africa. During … Continue reading

Vote in the June 2012 Picture of the Month Polls!

  July 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm by

Please vote in the June 2012 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Link features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royals on Stamps. The polls will remain open until 28 July 2012.

May 2012 Picture of the Month Winners

  July 12, 2012 at 7:13 pm by

Announcing the winners of the May 2012 Picture of the Month Polls: May 2012 Official Picture of the Month Link: First Place: Sweden Second Place: Great Britain Third Place: Norway Royal Jubilees Informal May 2012 Poll Link: First Place: Norway Second Place: Great Britain Third Place: Denmark Congratulations to all winning teams!

Prince Charles and Camilla on their Annual Tour of Wales

  July 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm by

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are undertaking their annual week of engagements in Wales. Their tour started with a visit to St Asaph cathedral; upon arrival, they were greeted by hundreds of well-wishers who had gathered to give the royal couple a warm welcome. Charles and Camilla spoke to the waiting crowds, and then attended a service to celebrate St Asaph’s new city status. The former … Continue reading

Prince William Shows Prince Charles Around The RAF Valley

  July 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm by

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Prince William had a very special guest at the base at RAF Valley on Anglesey where is stationed – his father. The Prince of Wales was welcomed at the Search and Rescue operation by Flight Lieutenant Wales, as his son is known in his unit. Right before Prince Charles’ arrival, there was a call for help; since Prince William was on shift, his father’s arrival had to be delayed for … Continue reading

The Crown Prince of Tonga weds the Hon Sinaitakala Fakafanua

  July 12, 2012 at 9:24 am by

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Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala of Tonga married the Hon Sinaitakala Fakafanua on 12 July 2012. The bride was escorted to her groom by her oldest brother, the Hon Fatafehi Kinikinilau Lolomana’ia Fakafanua, Lord Fakafanua. The attendants were Ala-ki-Hihifo Fusi Levalasi Luani and Utufia ‘i Moana ‘o Tupoumoheofo Tuita, Paige Siukaufusi Ramanlala Vallabh was the flowergirl and the Hon Sosaia Lausi’i Ma’afu served as ringbearer. The couple signed their official marriage registration on 10 July. … Continue reading

Princess Eugenie Graduates From Newcastle University

  July 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm by

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Princess Eugenie attended her graduation ceremony, having been awarded 2:1 degree in English and History of Art at Newcastle. Along with fellow students and their families, the Duke of York and Princess Beatrice joined forces to support Eugenie; the Duchess of York was unable to attend the ceremony, presumably because of an operation she had to undertake. After the ceremony, the beaming princess shared just how much she had enjoyed … Continue reading

‘Spot the Royals’ at Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final

  July 9, 2012 at 12:17 am by

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It was a game of ‘spot the royals’ in the Royal Box at Wimbledon yesterday afternoon, as Roger Federer and Andy Murray battled it out for the Gentlemen’s Singles Title. The Duchess of Cambridge was joined by her sister, Philippa Middleton, arriving in a Duchess-driven Land Rover. The two sisters sat in the front row of the Box, and watched the match with smiles on their faces. The Duchess wore … Continue reading

Infanta Elena Attends Opening of Rio Football Academy

  July 8, 2012 at 8:54 am by

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July 5th,2012 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to attend the opening ceremony of a new football academy in the suburb of Alemao. The Academy is situated at the Olympic Village Complex Alemao and was launched by Rio de Janeiro City Council and the FC Barcelona Foundation. The $1.5-million dollar football academy’s main aim is to train children … Continue reading

Royals Celebrate with Doris Brynner in Paris

  July 5, 2012 at 11:35 pm by

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Crown Prince and Princess Pavlos of Greece were in Paris on Tuesday night, to attend a reception at the Dior salons which was celebrating Doris Brynner’s appointment to the Order des Arts et des Lettres. Mrs Brynner, who is the executive of Dior’s home furnishings department, was awarded the Order for her contributions to the arts and meeting the required “contribution to the enrichment of the French cultural inheritance.” She … Continue reading

Hyloscirtus princecharlesi – The Frog Named After Prince Charles

  July 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm by

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In fairytales, it is usually a frog that turns into a prince, but this time, it’s a Prince that has become a frog. Well, sort of. In honour of Prince Charles’ tireless environmental campaigning, a rare species of Ecuadorian stream frog has been named Hyloscirtus Princecharlesi, or Prince Charles Stream Tree Frog. The brown-coloured amphibian with large orange blotches was discovered by Ecuadorian scientist Dr. Luis Coloma four years ago among … Continue reading

Jewel of the Day: The Delhi Durbar Emerald Necklace

  July 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm by

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The ceremonies like Order of Thistle or Garter aren’t the most jewellery-friendly since most of the decorations consist of order insignia. Nevertheless, for today’s Thistle service Her Majesty found a way to please jewellery-watchers by donning a beautiful emerald necklace. Unfortunately, it is not the magnificent Delhi Durbar Emerald Necklace – the hero of today’s entry, but still a beauty in her own right. First the “main course” – the … Continue reading

Order of The Thistle 2012: Pomp, Ceremony, And a New Knight

  July 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm by

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The annual Order of the Thistle ceremony took place today amid the usual impressive display of pomp and centuries-old ceremony. The event – one of the highlights of the Queen’s annual Holyrood week – was all the more special this year since a new Knight was officially installed – the Earl of Strathearn (as Prince William is known in Scotland). The installation ceremony was conducted by the Dean of the … Continue reading

Infanta Margarita Admitted to Madrid Hospital

  July 5, 2012 at 8:30 am by

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Madrid, Spain – July 4th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria and Hernani has been admitted to a Madrid hospital having suffered a high fever. The youngest sister of King Juan Carlos was due to attend the opening of the academic year of the Dukes of Soria Foundation but was too unwell to do so. Around this time last year, Infanta Margarita was also admitted to the … Continue reading

Queen Sonja’s 75th Birthday

  July 4, 2012 at 12:00 am by

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Today, Queen Sonja celebrates her 75th birthday. She was born as Sonja Haraldsen on July 4th, 1937. She grew up in the district of Vinderen in Oslo as the youngest child of Karl August and Dagny Haraldsen. She met Crown Prince Harald in 1959. The couple had to wait 9 years until King Olav had given his consent for the Crown Prince to marry a commoner, after the Crown Prince … Continue reading

Princess Eugenie Earns a 2:1 University Degree

  July 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm by

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Princess Eugenie has been awarded a 2:1 in her degree from Newcastle University. Eugenie started at Newcastle in September 2009; she had previously gained A grades in English and Art, and a B in History of Art in her A-levels at Marlborough College. The younger daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York read a combined degree in English Literature and History of Art. When asked about the Princess’s plans … Continue reading

Queen Sofia’s Visit to the Philippines

  July 3, 2012 at 8:46 am by

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July 2nd,2012 Her Majesty The Queen embarked on a five-day visit to the Philippines on Monday July 2nd, 2012. Queen Sofia was accompanied by the Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Latin America and was warmly received with full honours at the Ninoy Aquino Airport in Manila. This visit by Queen Sofia is her third visit to the Philippines and follows previous visits in 2002 and 2003. The … Continue reading

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