Flashback Friday: An Exiled King Remembers Attack That Took His Country To War

  October 28, 2016 at 7:00 am by

King George II of Greece

October 28, 1942: King George II of the Hellenes, in exile in London due to the Second World War, lays a wreath at the Cenotaph on the second anniversary of the Italian attack on his country that began the Balkans Campaign and brought Greece into the war.

Crown Princess Mary Dons Burgundy Gown for Danish Design Talent Awards

  October 27, 2016 at 7:29 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

The Danish Design Talent Magazine Prize was awarded this evening at a gala at the National Gallery of Art in Copenhagen with Crown Princess Mary in attendance. She presented Cecilie Bahnsen as the winner of the competition, which short-lists national design talent to create mini collections of fashion that are exhibited at the gallery during the evening. The Crown Princess wore a burgundy chiffon evening dress with sheer bell-sleeves and a rose gold belt, … Continue reading

A Family Day Out As Prince Charles Shows Off The Poundbury Development

  October 27, 2016 at 5:40 pm by

Prince Charles. Queen Elizabeth and the Duchess of Cornwall

Poundbury, the urban experimental town established in Dorset by the Duchy of Cornwall, received a royal visit for the opening of the Queen Mother Square as the Prince of Wales gave Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess of Cornwall a tour. The royals met the architects and builders involved in the development of Poundbury, as well as some of the 180 local business owners who have moved into … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Holds Audiences At Zarzuela Palace

  October 27, 2016 at 5:10 pm by

Queen Letizia

The Queen of Spain welcomed a number of people to Zarzuela Palace today for official audiences. Representatives of the Association of People Affected by Ovarian Cancer and the ‘Education, Future and Technology’ challenge project each spent time with Queen Letizia informing her of their organisations’ progress and recent works. The Queen’s outfit at first appeared to be a simple black blouse with matching trousers – until Letizia turned slightly to … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Visit the Region of Twente

  October 27, 2016 at 2:49 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

Today, Thursday October 27, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima paid a visit to some municipalities in the region of Twente, in the east of the Netherlands. The first stop was in Almelo where the Royal Couple was received in the City Hall by the Mayor Arend Jan Gerritsen, the Mayors of the municipalities of Dinkelland, Losser, Oldenzaal, Tubbergen and the Commissioner of the King in the Province of Overijssel, Ank … Continue reading

Prince Mikasa has Died

  October 27, 2016 at 2:51 am by

Japanese Prince Mikasa waves to well-wishers during a public appearance for a New Year celebration at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo, January 2, 2015. Kyodo/via REUTERS

It has been announced that His Imperial Highness Prince Mikasa of Japan has died at the age of 100 years. His Imperial Highness was the uncle of Emperor Akihito and the younger brother of the late Emperor Showa.  Born on 2nd December 1915, Prince Mikasa was, until his death, the oldest member of the Imperial Family and lived through the reigns of three emperors. During the Second World War, the … Continue reading

The Three Danish Sisters Present Queen Ingrid’s Honorary Grant

  October 26, 2016 at 8:26 pm by

The three Danish sisters

This evening at the Tivoli Concert Hall, the late Queen Ingrid of Denmark’s three daughters presented her Honorary Grant that is awarded biennially to a dancer and a musician. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece presented Andreas Kaas, a dancer in the Danish Royal Ballet, and Signe Eeg, a jazz singer, with the 2016 edition of the grant during the performance of Alvin … Continue reading

A Day In Nottingham Puts A Smile On Harry’s Face (But Not Some Ice Skates On His Feet)

  October 26, 2016 at 5:12 pm by

Prince Harry

Prince Harry has had what the British royals term an ‘away day’ today, visiting the city of Nottingham in central England. His first engagement of the day was at the new Nottingham Central Police Station that is the home office of both the police force and local council workers that have teamed up to help prevent various crimes. Harry was given a tour of the new facility, meeting the teams … Continue reading

Crown Prince Frederik Camouflages Neck Brace During IOC Meeting in Lausanne

  October 26, 2016 at 4:26 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik

Crown Prince Frederik may have recently injured his spine during a trampolining accident, but that hasn’t stopped him from continuing with his planned schedule. The Crown Prince is currently in Lausanne, Switzerland for an International Olympic Committee meeting. Due to his injury, Frederik is required to wear a neck brace for the coming weeks to help assist the fracture to heal. The media paid much attention to his use of … Continue reading

Prince Charles Hosts Nursing Awards Finalists At Clarence House

  October 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm by

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales this afternoon hosted a reception at Clarence House for nurses on the shortlist for the 2016 Nursing Times Awards that will be announced tonight. The reception was given to thank the nurses for their extraordinary work, and to congratulate and recognise their achievements. Earlier today, Prince Charles also paid a visit to St Mary’s Hospital where he met staff and patients in the intensive care unit, … Continue reading

Belgian Royals Receive The Country’s Rio 2016 Athletes

  October 26, 2016 at 10:51 am by

Queen Mathilde, Kign Philippe and Princess Astrid

Today, Wednesday October 26, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid, held a reception at the Royal Palace of Laeken for the athletes of the Olympic and Paralympic Teams that competed and won a medal during the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Belgian athletes won 6 Olympic and 11 Paralympic medals in Rio. The Royal Couple and Princess Astrid posed with the … Continue reading

Royal Orders Conferred at Peleș Castle

  October 26, 2016 at 6:39 am by

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To commemorate the 95th Birthday of His Majesty King Michael of Romania, Royal Orders, Honours and Decorations have been conferred upon a variety of receivers from Romania and abroad at two ceremonies that took place in the Hall of Honour at Peleș Castle. The honours were handed out by HRH Crown Princess Margareta – Custodian of the Crown – and in attendance were her husband, Prince Radu and her sister, … Continue reading

Princess Eugenie Supports Elephant Family At V&A Charity Event

  October 25, 2016 at 9:50 pm by

Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie of York, accompanied by her boyfriend Jack Brooksbank, attended the opening night of a charity exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum tonight in benefit of Elephant Family. ‘Conservation Couture: The Animal Ball Collection’ will feature at the V&A until Friday week, showcasing a number of couture masks themed around the animal kingdom. It is a collaboration between the Museum, Elephant Family and Swarovski in the lead up to the … Continue reading

A Purple-Clad Camilla Presents 2016 Man Booker Prize

  October 25, 2016 at 8:18 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall has this evening presented American writer Paul Beatty with the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction at a prize ceremony at London’s Guildhall. Donning a new purple dress with a tiered, pleated skirt, Camilla took to the stage to present the award, which Mr Beatty won for his novel The Sellout, a satire themed around race-relations in the United States. He was also awarded  £50,000 for taking out … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Opens The New Emergency Unit At Randers Regional Hospital

  October 25, 2016 at 5:00 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today officially opened the second emergency wing of the Regional Hospital of Randers, in the Jutland area of the country. Greeted by a large crowd of locals, the Princess was presented with a bouquet of flowers before she cut the ribbon that marked the opening of new building that houses a second emergency room, trauma unit and other medical services. Mary – dressed in a black dress and … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Heads To Eindhoven For Dutch Design Week

  October 25, 2016 at 3:36 pm by

Queen Maxima

In a repeated Claes Iverson camel-coloured coat dress, Queen Máxima today paid a working visit to the city of Eindhoven, where she visited this year’s edition of Dutch Design Week. She was shown a number of exhibitions submitted by designers and students with the focus on improving the world, and met with some of the 2,500 designers who have products in this year’s fair. The Queen also attended a seminar … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!

  October 25, 2016 at 2:52 pm by

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His Majesty King Michael of Romania has celebrated his 95th birthday today! Messages of congratulations have come from all over the world via a special on-line greetings page via the Royal Family of Romania website as well as a special message from the President of Romania, His Excellency Mr Klaus Werner Iohannis. The website also stated what many people in Romania and beyond will be wishing for the King – … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde In Jordan

  October 25, 2016 at 11:59 am by

Queen Mathilde and Queen Rania

In her capacity as UN Councillor for Sustainable Development, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started, on Sunday October 23, a humanitarian working visit to Jordan accompanied by Alexander De Croo, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation of Belgium. Upon her arrival in Amman, the Queen was received by the Jordan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Judeh along with Minister De Croo and Hendrik Van de Velde, Belgian Ambassador to … Continue reading

Former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad, Has Died

  October 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad

It has been announced that Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, the former Emir of Qatar, passed away on Sunday. He was 84 years old. The Sheikh was Emir of Qatar from 1972 to 1995, when was ousted in a coup by his son, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa. His grandson, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, is the current Emir. Following the coup, Sheikh Khalifa lived in France until 2004, when he … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Salma Honoured For Her Commitment to Fight Cancer In Portugal

  October 24, 2016 at 4:59 pm by

Lalla Salma

Princess Lalla Salma, spouse of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, was honored on Saturday at the third edition of “Bal de la Riviera” gala organized by the Duke of Anjou, Prince Charles Philippe. During the gala, Prince Charles-Philippe handed to Princess Lalla Salma the “Tribute Award” in recognition of her efforts and personal commitment in the fight against cancer in the North African country and beyond. The distinction was handed … Continue reading

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