Dutch Royals Host Summer Photo Session At The Kaag Lakes

  July 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family

The King of the Netherlands and his family today participated in their annual summer photo session, this year held at the Kagerplassen, in Warmond. Arriving by boat down the Lakes, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and the three Princesses – Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – provided some “typically Dutch” photographs as they posed with a large windmill in the background across the water. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent twenty minutes addressing the … Continue reading

Brilliant in Blue: Queen Elizabeth Visits Royal Society of Edinburgh

  July 7, 2017 at 11:38 am by

Queen Elizabeth

For her last engagement of Holyrood Week, Queen Elizabeth paid a visit to the Royal Society of Edinburgh Friday where she presented the annual Royal Medals to three individuals. This year’s medals went to Professor Peter Boyle Corr for his contribution to global cancer control, Professor Tessa Holyoake for her contribution to the field of life sciences, and Donald Runnicles for his contribution to music on an international level. The … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: King Bhumibol and the King of Swing

  July 7, 2017 at 3:00 am by

King Bhumibol

July 7, 1960: During an official tour of the United States, 32-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand visited New York, where he was invited by the ‘King of Swing’, jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman to join him for a ‘jam’. The King was an accomplished saxophonist, and wrote 49 compositions during his lifetime.

Civil Wedding of Prince Ernst August of Hanover and Ekaterina Malysheva

  July 6, 2017 at 5:23 pm by

Prince Ernst August of Hanover and Ekaterina Malysheva

On Thursday at the Hanover City Hall, the civil wedding ceremony of Prince Ernst August of Hanover and his fiancee, Ekaterina Malysheva, took place in front of a small group of close family and friends. The ceremony was conducted by the Mayor of Hanover, Stefan Schostok, with three witnesses: Prince Christian of Hanover, the groom’s younger brother; Dina Amer, a friend of the bride; and Julio Santo Domingo, a friend of … Continue reading

Prince Charles Marks Anniversary of Army Air Corps

  July 6, 2017 at 3:03 pm by

The Prince of Wales

As their Colonel-in-Chief, the Prince of Wales joined members of the Army Air Corps at Salisbury Cathedral on Thursday for a ceremony celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. Prince Charles first inspected a guard of honour outside the Cathedral, before he presented the unit with its new guidon, granter by Queen Elizabeth for the occasion. He then addressed the crowd of 1,200 current servicemen from the unit, veterans, and their families. “As the … Continue reading

Crown Prince Hussein’s Special Guest At Sandhurst

  July 6, 2017 at 7:01 am by

Jordan's Crown Prince and Bahrain's Crown Prince

Jordan’s Crown Prince is currently undergoing military training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom, and he posted a photo on his social media accounts this morning of a special guest who paid him a visit this week. “HH Prince Salman bin Hamad, the Crown Prince of Bahrain, surprised me with a visit to my room at Sandhurst yesterday,” Crown Prince Hussein captioned a photograph of himself, … Continue reading

A Canal For You, Your Majesty! Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s Engagements in Scotland

  July 5, 2017 at 4:18 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh

Queen Elizabeth added yet another location named after her to her stable, as she and the Duke of Edinburgh today officially named the Queen Elizabeth II Canal in the Falkirk District. The couple joined a flotilla of sea craft along the canal to The Helix during the visit, which included an inspection of The Kelpies, two larger-than-life horse sculptures created by Andy Scott. Afterwards, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke headed to Stirling … Continue reading

Sultan of Brunei Pays State Visit to Singapore

  July 5, 2017 at 7:17 am by

The Sultan and Queen of Brunei with the Singaporean President

A two-day state visit to Singapore was today begun by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei. He is accompanied by his wife, Queen Saleha. The Sultan inspected a guard of honour at the Istana, official residence of the President of Singapore, in Newton, accompanied by President Tony Tan Keng Yam. The two leaders later had a private audience inside the Istana. The state visit, the fourth Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has made during … Continue reading

Statue of Queen Sonja Unveiled in Park of Royal Palace

  July 4, 2017 at 6:27 pm by

The new statue of Queen Sonja

One of Queen Sonja’s 80th birthday gifts was unveiled today in the park of the Royal Palace of Oslo: she received a bronze statue of herself from the Norwegian Tourist Association. It depicts the Queen, an avid hiker and nature person, sitting on a rock with her hiking backpack open next to her. It was designed and sculpted by Kirsten Kokkin, who said she envisioned Queen Sonja “overcoming a challenge, and reflecting … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Attends Meeting of Drug Addiction Support Organisation

  July 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm by

Queen Letizia

In Madrid on Tuesday, Queen Letizia was present for a board meeting of the Fundación de Ayuda contra la Drogadicción (Foundation for Aid against Drug Addiction) of which she is honorary president. FAD was established in 1986 with the objective of “preventing drug use and other risky behaviours that prevent or hinder the person and social development of adolescents”. The Queen donned a pale pink ensemble from Zara – a pair … Continue reading

Princess Anne Begins Visit to China to Mark Diplomatic Ties Anniversary

  July 4, 2017 at 4:44 pm by

The Princess Royal

The Princess Royal has embarked on an official visit to the People’s Republic of China this week, to mark forty-five years of ambassadorial ties between the United Kingdom and China. Her visit began with a series of engagements on Tuesday, including a tour of the Forbidden City in Beijing given by Madame Liu Yandong, the country’s Vice Premier. Princess Anne also launched the British Horse Society’s new education system, and visited … Continue reading

A Royal Garden Party in Edinburgh

  July 4, 2017 at 1:26 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

Over 8,000 people have attended a garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh today hosted by Queen Elizabeth, who was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of York. Among the guests were veterans of the Women’s Royal Naval Service and members of Police Scotland. Earlier in the day, Queen Elizabeth received the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, in an audience at the Palace (Sturgeon later attended … Continue reading

Grand Ducal Couple At Tour de France Fourth Stage

  July 4, 2017 at 1:10 pm by

Grand Ducal

The Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg watched the start of the fourth stage of the Tour de France. The Grand Duke gave the start of the race at 12:10. A few politicians attended the event and the Grand Duke awarded awarded a few sportsman with medals. The Grand Ducal couple also spoke to some of the cyclists taking part in the race. Embed from Getty … Continue reading

Thai Princess Chulabhorn Turns Sixty

  July 4, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Princess Chulabhorn

Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand, the youngest sister of the current King, today celebrates her sixtieth birthday. The Princess was born in Bangkok on this day in 1957 as the youngest child and third daughter of the late King Bhumibol Addulyadej and Queen Sirikit. She was married in 1981 to Virayudh Tishyasarin, with whom she had two daughters – Princesses Siribhachudabhorn and Aditayadornkitikhun – before divorcing. She studied chemistry at university, and received a Philosophy … Continue reading

Happy 75th Birthday to Prince Michael of Kent

  July 4, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Prince Michael of Kent

Prince Michael of Kent today turns seventy-five. He was born in 1942 at Coppins, the country home of his parents – Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark – in Buckinghamshire. The Prince was only seven weeks old when his father was killed in a plane crash. Michael was raised alongside his two older siblings, Edward and Alexandra. He attended Sunningdale and Eton before military training … Continue reading

The Queen of Norway Celebrates 80th Birthday

  July 4, 2017 at 2:00 am by

Queen Sonja of Norway

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway today reaches a milestone birthday: she turns eighty years old. She was born in 1937 in Oslo, the youngest of Karl August and Dagny Haraldsen’s four children. Following the end of World War Two (during which both her surviving siblings left Norway for neutral Sweden), Sonja studied dressmaking and tailoring (a logical choice as her father was a clothing merchant and ran a store in … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Heads North For Holyrood Week

  July 3, 2017 at 6:34 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Edinburgh on Monday to begin her annual week of engagements in the capital, known as Holyrood Week. She participated in the traditional welcoming ceremony, the Ceremony of the Keys, in the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. During the ceremony, the monarch is presented the keys to the city by the Lord Provost, this year Frank Ross. In accordance with tradition, Queen Elizabeth immediately returned … Continue reading

Frederik and Mary Hit The Saddles During Vacation In Gråsten

  July 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary

The Danish Crown Princely Family are currently in southern Denmark, at Gråsten Palace, for the start of their summer vacation. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were spotted several days ago riding their horses through the surrounding forest. On Saturday, a photo of the couple’s daughter Princess Isabella was posted on the Royal Court’s social media accounts showing her riding her own horse, a broad smile on her face. Within the … Continue reading

The Countess of Wessex Visits Hampton Court Flower Show

  July 3, 2017 at 5:03 pm by

The Countess of Wessex

Wearing a white A-line skirted frock from Suzannah that she wore at Royal Ascot last month, the Countess of Wessex paid a visit to the Hampton Court Flower Show on Monday. Sophie toured the show on its preview day, paying particular attention to the show garden put together by Blind Veterans UK, one of her newest patronages. The aim of the charity’s garden is to “offer a sensory stimulus to those with … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Makes First Wimbledon Appearance As Patron

  July 3, 2017 at 1:22 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

Monday was a double-debut day for the Duchess of Cambridge, as she made her first appearance at Wimbledon as patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, debuting a new hairstyle in the process. Her new locks were noticeably shorter than her last public appearance, now sitting just below her shoulders. Catherine – who took over the patronage of the AELTC in December last year – met with … Continue reading

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