Danish State Visit to Indonesia, Day One

  October 22, 2015 at 10:42 pm by

Queen Margrethe and President Joko Widodo inspect a guard of honour during the welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace; 22-10-2015

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark today officially began the first state visit of a Danish head of state to Indonesia, starting with an official welcoming at the Presidential Palace from President Joko Widodo. View image | gettyimages.com The ceremony included the customary inspection of the guard of honour outside the Palace, and the national anthems of both countries were played before a meeting took place inside, where a … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Attend Start of the 2015 Princess of Asturias Awards

  October 22, 2015 at 8:30 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Spain

Dressed head to toe in black, Spain’s Queen Letizia attended the tribute to US filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola at the Jovellanos Theatre in Dijon, Spain today. US filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola has been awarded the 2015 Princess of Asturias Award for Arts. The event is held during the Princess of Asturias Award week. After the tribute, Queen Letizia joined King Felipe at the 24th Princess of Asturias Awards Concert which … Continue reading

Prince Floris and Princess Aimée’s 10th Wedding Anniversary

  October 22, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Prince Floris and Princess Aimee on their wedding day

Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau van Vollenhoven and Princess Aimée celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary today. Prince Floris announced his engagement to Aimée Söhngen on February 25, 2005. The couple married in a civil ceremony at the Stadhuis in Naarden on October 20, 2005 and on October 22, 2005 they married in a religious ceremony at the Grote Kerk in Naarden. The couple have three children, Magali van Vollenhoven, Eliane van … Continue reading

Second Day of President Xi’s Visit to the UK

  October 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm by

President Xi, Jackie Chan and the Duchess of Cambridge during the cultural event at Lancaster House; 21-10-2015

President Xi Jinping of China has continued his state visit to the United Kingdom today, the day focusing on business and industry. At Lancaster House, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined President Xi and First Lady Peng at a cultural collaboration event, where the creative and technological aspects of both China and the UK were highlighted in an exhibition. Jackie Chan was present for the event, posing for photos with … Continue reading

Joint Horse Whispering Engagement for the Queen and Camilla

  October 21, 2015 at 1:38 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duchess of Cornwall attend a horse whispering demonstration at the Royal Mews; 21-10-2015

The Duchess of Cornwall was joined by her mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth, during a visit to the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace today, where the royal duo watched a horse whispering demonstration by Monty Roberts. Camilla’s patronage, The Brooke, an agency that advocates for the welfare of horses, donkeys and mules internationally, arranged the demonstration (Monty Roberts is their Global ambassador), which saw the horse whisperer train a five-year-old mare. View image … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik Arrive in Indonesia Ahead of State Visit

  October 21, 2015 at 9:51 am by

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik arrive in Indonesia ahead of their state visit to the nation; 21-10-2015

The Queen of Denmark and her husband today arrived in Indonesia in advance of their state visit beginning tomorrow. Danish Ambassador to Indonesia Casper Klynge was part of the welcoming committee at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta on the island of Java. View image | gettyimages.com The couple attended a reception at the Danish Embassy this evening, and will be officially welcomed by Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo tomorrow morning. This is the first official … Continue reading

The Chinese President Begins State Visit to Britain

  October 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm by

President Xi and Queen Elizabeth toast during the state banquet at Buckingham Palace; 20-10-2015

The Chinese State Visit to the United Kingdom began this morning at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London where the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall greeted President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan and accompanied them to Horse Guards Parade for the official welcoming ceremony. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were on hand for the formal welcome, with the President and Prince Philip … Continue reading

Victoria and Daniel In Peru: Day 2

  October 20, 2015 at 2:02 pm by

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Day 2 in Lima started just before 7:30am as the couple headed to their first event of the day. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel visited the Volvo head office Lima. The couple were briefed on road safety, their training facilities which trains people on road safety. After the Volvo visit, the next stop was visit to the National Cancer Institute (INEN). During the visit to the institute, the couple … Continue reading

Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit Bernard Massard Winery

  October 20, 2015 at 12:57 am by

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On Monday, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie visited the Bernard-Massard winery in Grevenmacher, a city in eastern Luxembourg. The couple toured the winery and were told how the wines are made, and about the different types which they also got to try. They were also briefed on where the wines are exported to. Present during the visit, was the Mayor Léon Golden and Minister of Ministry of Agriculture, Food and … Continue reading

Victoria and Daniel In Peru: Day 1

  October 19, 2015 at 6:24 pm by

Victoria and Daniel

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel had a busy start to their two day visit to Peru. The first day started with attending the inauguration of a Nordic-Latin American Contact seminar at the University of Lima. The purpose of this was to promote university scholarships between Sweden and Peru. During the university visit, Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel spoke to students and toured the University. The couple then … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, October 12-18

  October 19, 2015 at 12:36 pm by

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This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image of a few outfits in this week’s poll. Voting closes on October 24.

Queen Letizia Attends World Food Day In Milan

  October 16, 2015 at 12:09 pm by

Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia of Spain attended World Food Day which marks the 70th anniversary of the foundation. The event took place at the the Milan Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy. Queen Letizia is the FAO’s special ambassador for nutrition. She was joined by leading figures who help to fight hunger. Dressed in a red peplum dress and hair pulled up, Queen Letizia listened to a few speeches and posed for a … Continue reading

Child Bereavement UK Celebrates 21st Birthday with Patron William

  October 15, 2015 at 10:02 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge at the gala marking Child Bereavement UK's 21st birthday; 15-10-2015

The Duke of Cambridge tonight helped one of the charities closest to his heart celebrate their 21st birthday at a fundraiser held at London’s Banqueting House. He has been patron of Child Bereavement UK, which provides support and education to families with dying children and children who are facing bereavement, since 2008, and delivered a speech at the dinner praising the charity’s work since its inception. View image | gettyimages.com Prince William with … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip Open School of Veterinary Medicine

  October 15, 2015 at 6:13 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at the University of Surrey's news School of Veterinary Medicine; 15-10-2015

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh made the trip to the University of Surrey today to open their new £45m School of Veterinary Medicine. View image | gettyimages.com The couple were given a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities, including the stables where the Queen quickly recognised one of the horses housed there. “Home bred!” she exclaimed, turning to her husband and informing him that the horse was “Mary Tudor”, a … Continue reading

Belgian State Visit To Poland: Days Two and Three

  October 15, 2015 at 4:23 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in Poland; 14-10-2015

The second day of the Belgian State Visit to Poland, Wednesday October 14, started with a separate program for King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. In the morning the King had a meeting at the Parliament along with Didier Reynders, Belgium’s Foreign Minister, and other polish politicians. Among other topics it was discussed about the situation in Syria and Ukraine. Afterward King Philippe visited the headquarters of the Belgian bakery group “La … Continue reading

Royals Gather In Luxembourg For IPC Meeting

  October 15, 2015 at 2:04 pm by

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg hosted The 5th meeting of the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) was held today at the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg. Honorary Board Members attending the meeting were HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, HSH Prince Albert of Monaco. View image | gettyimages.com During the meeting, the board members were briefed of the IPC work … Continue reading

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Expecting First Child

  October 15, 2015 at 7:27 am by

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden

The Swedish Royal Court has today announced that Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting their first child. “We are so happy and excited to announce that we are expecting our first child. We are very much looking forward to it,” the couple – who married this past June – said in the announcement. The birth is anticipated to take place in April 2016. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Sofia … Continue reading

Prince Christian of Denmark Turns 10

  October 15, 2015 at 2:00 am by

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Prince Christian of Denmark turns 10 today. Christian Valdemar Henri John was born on October 15, 2005 as the eldest of the four children of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. Prince Christian is second in the Danish line of succession, after his father. Prince Christian was born at 1:57 am in Rigshospitalet, the Copenhagen University Hospital, in Copenhagen. On January 21, 2006, Prince Christian was christened in Christiansborg Palace … Continue reading

Sweden’s King and Crown Princess Attend WWF Autumn Meeting

  October 14, 2015 at 2:26 pm by

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On October 14, it was a joint engagement for father and daughter when  Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden joined her father, King Carl Gustaf, at the World Wide Fund for Nature’s autumn meeting which took place at Ulriksdal Palace. The King and Crown Princess listened to a few speeches. King Carl Gustaf then gave out two awards, the Panda Book of the Year and the Environmental Hero of the Year. Crown Princess … Continue reading

Belgian State Visit To Poland: Day One

  October 13, 2015 at 10:47 pm by

Belgium King and Queen

On Tuesday, 13 October, His Majesty King Philippe and Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians started a three-day State Visit to Poland. The Royal Couple arrived in Warsaw around 10 o’clock. They attended an official welcome ceremony in the courtyard of the Presidential Palace in the presence of the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda. After the inspection of the guards and the playing of the national anthems, the … Continue reading

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