Princess Charlotte is Christened

  July 5, 2015 at 1:15 pm by

Princess Charlotte

On July 5, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the second child and first daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, was christened at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. Her grandmother, the late Princess of Wales, was also christened there. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Charlotte’s godparents are The Hon. Laura Fellowes, Sophie Carter, Adam Middleton, James Meade and Thomas van Straubenzee. Laura Fellowes is a niece of Charlotte’s … Continue reading

Coronation of Tonga’s King

  July 4, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

Tonga's King Tupou VI at his coronation ceremony; 04-07-2015

Tonga’s King Tupou VI and his wife were crowned today in a simple ceremony watched by thousands at the Free Wesleyan Centenary Church in Nuku’alofa, the country’s capital, after a week-long celebration. D’Arcy Wood, an Australian Methodist minister, was flown to Tonga to perform the official crowning, as no Tongan citizen can touch the head of the King. Reverends Dr ‘Ahio and Dr Tevita Havea of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga assisted in … Continue reading

Denmark’s Crown Prince Couple Attend Gala Concert and Dinner

  July 4, 2015 at 8:53 pm by

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Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the Hempel 100th anniversary at the Opera in Copenhagen. During the event, they watched a performance and attended a dinner. The Crown Prince couple arrived by boat to the opera in 30c heat, a hot summer day in Denmark. Hemel is a supplier of paint which was founded in 1915. It also has a foundation that supports eduction for children, humanitarian efforts, … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander Signals Start of Tour de France 2015 in Utrecht

  July 4, 2015 at 4:45 pm by

King Willem-Alexander

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands attended the kick off of the Tour de France 2015 which started in Utrecht, The Netherlands today. King Willem-Alexander met with the Dutch riders and was accompanied by the Mayor Jan van Zanen of Utrecht and Tour director Christian Prudhomme. King Willem-Alexander spoke to the press and said “Utrecht and the Netherlands are proud of what has been built here.” View image | gettyimages.com He … Continue reading

Prince Nicolae of Romania Visits The Netherlands

  July 4, 2015 at 3:55 pm by

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Between June 26 and July 3, Prince Nicolae of Romania, the second in line to the former Romanian throne, undertook an official visit to the Netherlands. Prince Nicolae visited the Dutch Romanian community on June 26, where the Romanian ambassador to the Netherlands Ireny Comaroschi hosted a reception for the Prince. Throughout the visit Prince Nicolae carried out visits and attended seminars in Amsterdam, Delft, Dieren, Nijmegen and Eindhoven which were also attended … Continue reading

Queen Sonja Turns 78 Today

  July 4, 2015 at 6:29 am by

Queen Sonja

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

British Royals Attend Wimbledon Day Four

  July 2, 2015 at 7:13 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall attends day four of the Wimbledon tennis championship; 02-07-2015

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 Opens ‘Hidden Stories’ Exhibition At Amsterdam Royal Palace

  July 2, 2015 at 6:04 pm by

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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

Princess Marie Visits Roskilde Festival

  July 2, 2015 at 5:44 pm by

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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 Presides Over Senda Awards Ceremony

  July 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm by

Queen Sofia attends the Senda Awards Ceremony; 02-07-2015

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

Queen Máxima Visits The Philippines: June 29-July 1

  July 2, 2015 at 5:14 am by

Queen Maxima visits a pineapple farm in the Philippines

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

Spanish State Visit To Mexico, Last Day

  July 2, 2015 at 3:24 am by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

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

Prince Alwaleed Announces His Fortune Will Be Donated To Charity

  July 1, 2015 at 11:51 pm by

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announces he will be donating his fortune to charity; 01-07-2015

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

Camilla Grabs An Ice-Cream At The Hampton Court Flower Show

  July 1, 2015 at 6:49 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall enjoys an ice-cream at the Hampton Court Flower Show; 01-07-2015

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

20th Wedding Anniversary of the Crown Prince and Princess of Greece

  July 1, 2015 at 9:01 am by

prince and princess pavlos

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

Spanish State Visit To Mexico, Day 2

  June 30, 2015 at 11:30 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

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 Attends London Charity Event

  June 30, 2015 at 8:30 pm by

Princess Beatrice

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.

Duchess of Cornwall Leads Family At ‘Travels To My Elephant’ Rickshaw Auction

  June 30, 2015 at 4:16 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at the rickshaw auction; 30-06-2015

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

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Begin Holyrood Week

  June 30, 2015 at 1:56 pm by

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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

Spanish State Visit To Mexico, Day 1

  June 29, 2015 at 8:10 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

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

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