King Abdullah II Addresses Parliament

  November 7, 2016 at 12:11 pm by

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His Majesty King Abdullah II opened the 1st Ordinary Session of the 18th Parliament session in Amman, Jordan. Upon arrival at the Parliament, His Majesty reviewed the guard of honor then the national anthem was played. An artillery unit fired a 21-gun salute welcoming the King. Embed from Getty Images During the opening, His Majesty gave a speech infant of the newly elected members and members of the Jordanian royal … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Continue Tour of Oman, Before Heading To The UAE

  November 6, 2016 at 4:41 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

On their second day in Oman, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had seperate engagements linked to their personal interests before they left the country for the next stop on their Middle East tour. Prince Charles had meetings with a number of representatives of Omani organisations and youth leaders that encourage community efforts; including Anisa Al Raisi, a trekker who is aiming to become the first Omani citizen … Continue reading

On This Day: Birth of Landgrave Philipp of Hesse

  November 6, 2016 at 12:11 pm by

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One hundred twenty years ago today, Prince Philipp of Hesse was born in Schloss Rumpenheim in Offenbach. The prince was the third son of Prince Friedrich Karl of Hesse and Princes Margaret of Prussia, sister of Emperor Wilhelm II and grand daughter of Britain’s Queen Victoria. The prince had a younger twin-brother, Prince Wolfgang. During his childhood the prince went to schools in England and Germany. At the beginning of … Continue reading

Pope Meets Habsburg Family

  November 6, 2016 at 11:30 am by

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Yesterday pope Francis met with members of the former Imperial family of Austria-Hungary at the Vatican. The meeting was dedicated to the theme of  ‘rediscovering family values’. In his short speech the pope referred to the Blessed emperor Charles I, who was blessed in 2004 by pope John Paul II.The pope continued: “His presence among you makes the Hapsburg family not a nostalgia of the past but, on the contrary, … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Begin Middle East Tour in Oman

  November 5, 2016 at 5:20 pm by

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have begun their week-long tour to the Middle East in Oman today, with a ceremonial welcome in Muscat a definite highlight thanks to some traditional sword dancing. Prince Charles, never one to shy away from a dance, joined in the traditional Razha dance while his wife watched on, smiling wide as he waved a sword in the air as part of the … Continue reading

Princess Marie Pays Low-Key Visit to Myanmar with Relief Charity

  November 5, 2016 at 7:04 am by

Princess Marie

As patron of DanChurchAid, Princess Marie of Denmark has this past week spent time in Myanmar, to see how the organisation’s efforts to help reduce poverty in the region is progressing. She visited the Inle Lake region, which is in central Myanmar, and saw first hand the projects DanChurchAid – a religious relief organisation that aims to help the “world’s poorest to lead a life of dignity” – is working … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Visits Nelson Trust Women’s Centre in Gloucester

  November 4, 2016 at 4:22 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge today paid a private visit to the Nelson Trust Women’s Centre in Gloucester, which provides support to women and their families with a focus on mental health, abuse and trauma, and addiction issues. She heard a number of personal stories from women who have received help from the centre in the past, and how the support made a change in their lives. She also spoke with … Continue reading

King Felipe Swears In A New Spanish Government

  November 4, 2016 at 2:17 pm by

King Felipe

After almost a full year with an official government, Spain’s new minority government led by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, was sworn in today at Zarzuela Palace in front of King Felipe VI. Thirteen ministers either swore or promised to uphold their positions in relation to the constitution during the meeting. Prime Minister Rajoy won a parliamentary vote of confidence last Saturday to form a government.

Dutch State Visit to Australia: Last Day, Brisbane

  November 4, 2016 at 12:44 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent their last day of the state visit today, Friday November 4, in the city of Brisbane. Arriving in the city yesterday evening, the King and the Queen began their visit this morning at Government House where they were officially welcomed by Paul de Jersey, Governor of the Queensland, and his wife Kaye. Then the signing of the Guest Book took place a meeting along … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: When A Queen Met The Beatles

  November 4, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

November 4, 1963: Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, wearing the Greville Diamond Tiara, attends the Royal Variety Performance at the Prince of Wales Theatre. After the show she met with the evening’s performers, including one of the biggest acts: The Beatles.

Trekking Across Bhutan with The King!

  November 4, 2016 at 5:47 am by

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During the last two weeks, His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Mangyel Wangchuck has been on an intrepid adventure by trekking across some of the most remote and difficult to access places in Bhutan. The adventure started off in Laya in the far North of the country where the King participated in an event called the Royal Highland Festival before embarking, on 20th October, with a six-day trek to Lunana across … Continue reading

The Funeral of Prince Mikasa of Japan

  November 4, 2016 at 4:19 am by

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The funeral of His Imperial Highness Prince Mikasa of Japan has taken place today at the Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo.  The solemn and sacred event was attended by  the late Prince’s widow and the Chief Mourner, Princess Yuriko, who was accompanied by her granddaughter Princess Akiko.  Other members of the Imperial Family, including Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako were also in attendance, together with Japan’s Prime Minister … Continue reading

The Duchess of White: Kate Attends Premiere of ‘Street Cat Named Bob’

  November 3, 2016 at 7:29 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge has this evening attended the premiere of A Street Cat Named Bob at the Curzon Cinema in Mayfair, which was held in support of one of her patronages, Action on Addiction. Wearing a white floor-length gown with a pleated skirt from label Self Portrait, Kate met with the actors, filmmakers and real-life inspiration behind the film, which tells the story of  James Bowen, a busker recovering from a drug addiction when he takes … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to Australia: Day 4, Sydney

  November 3, 2016 at 3:04 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander

On Thursday November 3, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their fourth day of the state visit to Australia with a business meeting along with the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), an agency that works together with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and aims to assist companies that want to invest in the Netherlands. Afterwards the Royal Couple was received by David Hurley, the Governor of the … Continue reading

The Queen Unveils A Sculpture Of Herself With A Mare And A Foal

  November 3, 2016 at 10:50 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth unveiled today in Newmarket a bronze statue of a herself, a horse and foal. Dressed in a pink coat outfit, the 90 year old Queen unveiled the statue which was a gift from the Suffolk town in connection with her 90th birthday. The bronze statute was funded by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. Embed from Getty Images After the statue unveiling, Her Majesty … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Joins Prince Andrew For His Pitch@Palace Launch

  November 2, 2016 at 6:14 pm by

Prince Andrew and Queen Elizabeth

The Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace technology initiative held its sixth session this evening at St James’s Palace, and Queen Elizabeth joined the large group of entrepreneurs for the launch. The Queen sat and listened to a pitch by Drenched Ltd, who won the session’s prize for their product pitch, a device to help reduce water usage in taps. She was also introduced to several Pitch@Palace alumni and current hopefuls. Pitch@Palace … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to Australia: Day 3, Canberra and Sydney

  November 2, 2016 at 1:43 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began their third day in Australia today, Wednesday November 2nd, paying a visit to the Australian War Memorial in Camberra. The Royal Couple laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, placed poppies on the wall of remembrance and then met veterans from World War II and the ISAF mission in Afghanistan. Koningspaar legt krans bij @AWMemorial en ontmoet Australische en … Continue reading

Preparations Underway for Imperial Funeral

  November 2, 2016 at 6:16 am by

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Preparations for the Funeral of His Imperial Highness Prince Mikasa of Japan are underway with the ceremony taking place this coming Friday, 4th November at the Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo.  The funeral will take the form of a “renso no go” rite, in which the late Prince’s coffin will be entombed. In the meantime, Their Imperial Majesties, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have paid their respects to … Continue reading

Princess Elena Visits London

  November 2, 2016 at 5:23 am by

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Last week, Her Royal Highness Princess Elena of Romania visited London on behalf of the Royal Family in order to attend two events celebrating King Michael’s 95th birthday earlier in the week. On Wednesday 26th October, Princess Elena took part in the launch of a book about the history of the Royal Victorian Order written by the Chaplain of The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy and Chaplain of The Royal … Continue reading

Colombian President Welcomed To The UK With Traditional Pomp and Circumstance

  November 1, 2016 at 7:20 pm by

President Santos of Colombia and Queen Elizabeth

In a ceremony full of the pageantry that Britain is renowned for, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia was officially welcomed to the country for the first state visit of a Colombian head of state to the UK. He is being accompanied by his wife, María Clemencia Rodríguez de Santos. Queen Elizabeth II, in a lovely pale green dress and overcoat, and the Duke of Edinburgh headed up the ceremony, where the Duke … Continue reading

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