Guillaume and Stéphanie Attend Mauthausen Anniversary

  May 10, 2015 at 2:37 pm by

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Alongside 22,000 others, Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were today present at the commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria. The couple – both wearing a blue and white striped neck scarf bearing a red triangle with the letter ‘L’ in the centre, this was symbolic of the ‘badges’ the Luxembourger prisoners had to wear while at … Continue reading

Monaco’s Princely Twins Have Been Christened

  May 10, 2015 at 8:14 am by

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene with Jacques and Gabriella after the christening ceremony; 10-05-2015

The twins of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène of Monaco were christened this morning in a ceremony at the Cathédrale de Monaco. Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, dressed in white gowns reportedly from Baby Dior, were baptised into the Roman Catholic faith by Bernard Barsi, the Archbishop of Monaco. Around 700 guests were in attendance in the Cathédrale, including the twins’ paternal aunts, Princesses Caroline and Stephanie. View image … Continue reading

Prince Harry Visits New Zealand, Day Two

  May 10, 2015 at 7:47 am by

Prince Harry holds Henry the Tuatara while in Invercargill; 10-05-2015

The second day of his visit to New Zealand saw Prince Harry get up close and personal with a 118 year old tuatara named Henry. Prince Harry was able to hold the reptile – a creature native to and only found in New Zealand – while at Invercargill Airport before departing for Stewart Island, the southern-most community of New Zealand. Harry seemed a little apprehensive at first about holding the tuatara, but … Continue reading

Queen Sonja and Princess Beatrix Open VanGogh and Munch Exhibition

  May 10, 2015 at 3:13 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened the Van Gogh + Munch exhibition in Oslo yesterday. Upon arrival to the Munch Museum, Queen Sonja and Princess Beatrix were given a bouquet of flowers each. Inside the museum, the Mayor of Oslo welcomed the royal ladies along with the museum directors. The official opening of the Van Gogh + Munch exhibition was the royal … Continue reading

Countess of Wessex Marks 70th Anniversary of the Channel Islands’ Liberation

  May 10, 2015 at 2:53 am by

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On behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, the Countess of Wessex attended a commemoration during the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the Channel Islands on May 9. The Countess of Wessex delivered her speech at Footes Lane and watched a military parade and attended an open air church service. After her speech, the Countess visited the local residents of Weighbridge and unveiled a commemorative Liberation Day stone in Town. Later, … Continue reading

Lalla Salma Turns 37

  May 10, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Princess Lalla Salma at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on April 29, 2011 in London

Lalla Salma, the wife of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, turns 37 years old today. Salma Bennani was born on 10 May 1978 in Fes. Her mother died when she was 3 years old. Lalla Salma graduated from engineering and worked for a few months. View image | gettyimages.com In 1999, she met King Mohammed at a private party, two years later they tied the knot. Upon marriage, Lalla Salma … Continue reading

Prince Harry Begins Visit to New Zealand

  May 9, 2015 at 10:52 am by

Prince Harry shares a hongi during his first day in New Zealand; 09-05-2015

Prince Harry has begun his week-long visit to New Zealand, arriving in Wellington this afternoon for what is his first visit to the country. He was greeted at the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, before heading to the official welcoming ceremony at Government House. Here, alongside the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae, and his wife Lady Janine, Prince Harry watched as the Royal New Zealand Defence Force Tri-Series Maori Cultural … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth II Lights VE Day ‘Beacon of Peace’

  May 9, 2015 at 4:47 am by

Queen Elizabeth during the lighting of the first VE Day beacon at Windsor Castle; 08-05-2015

Queen Elizabeth II lit the first Victory in Europe (VE) Day ‘Beacon of Peace’ at the top of the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park last night. View image | gettyimages.com The beacon, which was followed by over 200 other beacons lit shortly after around the United Kingdom, was lit in remembrance of the thousands who fought and died in World War II. View image | gettyimages.com The Duke of … Continue reading

Luxembourg’s Royal Family Attend VE Day Commemorations

  May 8, 2015 at 9:45 pm by

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Members of Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family were today present at commemorations in both Luxembourg City and Paris to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended a ceremony at the Kanounenhiwel, Luxembourg’s national monument in honour of the 5,700 Luxembourgers who died in World War II and the suffering the people of Luxembourg faced during the Nazi occupation. Prime Minister Xavier Bettel was also … Continue reading

Prince Charles Visits Poundbury

  May 8, 2015 at 9:28 pm by

Prince Charles during his visit to Poundbury; 08-05-2015

Today, the Prince of Wales paid a visit to Poundbury, a town built on Duchy of Cornwall land in Dorset in accordance with his own views on town planning and urban regeneration. During his visit, Prince Charles opened the town’s new Cancer Institute. The Prince toured the facility and met with staff. He also presented the keys to the 250th home built in Poundbury to its new owners, Nathan and … Continue reading

VE Day Marked in Norway By Harald, Haakon and Astrid

  May 8, 2015 at 6:08 pm by

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King Harald has delivered a speech at celebrations at Akershus Fortress marking the anniversary of VE Day. “Peace is not a given. It is not today, and it was not 70 years ago. Behind the roaring on May Day in 1945 was the seriousness of what we had experienced and learned: that peace, freedom and democracy is not something we can take for granted. These values ​​must be built, protected – and, if necessary, defended with … Continue reading

King Philippe Marks VE Day 70th Anniversary

  May 8, 2015 at 4:40 pm by

King Philippe attends a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of VE Day; 08-05-2015

The King of the Belgians today was present at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day). King Philippe laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which sits at base of the Congress Column in Brussels. View image | gettyimages.com V-E Day was the day the Allied Forces officially accepted the surrender of Nazi Germany’s armed forces in 1945. It marked the … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Attends Red Cross World Day Commemoration

  May 8, 2015 at 3:30 pm by

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Queen Letizia of Spain today opened the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, which was being held at the Miguel Delibes Auditorium in Valladolid, Spain. The event highlights the importance of the Red Cross, the work they do and the work of their staff and volunteers. Queen Letizia gave a speech, handed out medals and posed for pictures. Queen Letizia was dressed in a white and black pant suit … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Visits the Exhibition Work/Travail/Arbeid

  May 8, 2015 at 1:47 pm by

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Belgium’s Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the exhibition Work/Travail/Arbeid by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in collaboration with Rosas which is being held at the contemporary art center Wiels in Brussels. Queen Mathilde, who wore a floral print dress matched with white pumps, toured the exhibition and watched a dance performance. Queen Mathilde also met with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, the choreographer. The exhibition is based on a show by … Continue reading

The Crown Prince of Morocco Turns 12

  May 8, 2015 at 12:15 pm by

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Today, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan of Morocco celebrates his 12th birthday. Prince Moulay Hassan was born on May 8, 2003 in Rabat and is the eldest child of King Mohammed VI and Princess Lalla Salma. He has a younger sister, Princess Lalla Khadija who is 8 years old. View image | gettyimages.com When Prince Moulay Hassan will reign, he will be known as Hassan III. The Crown Prince, even though … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Awards Scholarship in Copenhagen

  May 8, 2015 at 4:47 am by

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Yesterday, Crown Princess Mary presented the ‘Crown Princess Mary Scholarship’ to two Australian students in a ceremony at the University of Copenhagen. Dressed in a dark grey blouse and trousers, the Crown Princess awarded this year’s scholarship to Morgan Leon Foulsham, from Macquarie University, and Cameron Hunter, from the University of Sydney. The Crown Princess Mary Scholarship was part of the wedding gift to the Crown Prince Couple from the … Continue reading

Denmark’s Princess Elisabeth Turns 80

  May 8, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Princess Elisabeth of Denmark

Princess Elisabeth, first cousin of Queen Margrethe II, today celebrates her 80th birthday. She was born in Copenhagen in 1935 to Prince Knud of Denmark and his wife Caroline-Mathilde, and was first grandchild of King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine. Her full name is Elisabeth Caroline-Mathilde Alexandrine Helena Olga Thyra Feodora Estrid Margarethe Désirée. Two brothers, Ingolf and Christian, joined the family in 1940 and 1942. View image | gettyimages.com King … Continue reading

Princess Estelle’s Spring Greetings From Haga

  May 8, 2015 at 2:00 am by

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The Swedish Royal Family have released two new pictures of the adorable 3 year old Princess Estelle, the daughter of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. The picture’s title on www.kungahuset.se was “Spring greetings from Haga”. One pictures shows Princess Estelle cycling around the Haga Palace gardens on a white, pink and red bicycle. The Princess is wearing a helmet and dressed casually, just like any other toddler her age. The second … Continue reading

Guillaume and Stéphanie In Venice

  May 8, 2015 at 1:22 am by

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On Thursday, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie visited the Luxembourg Pavilion during the Venice Biennale. The title of the Luxembourg pavilion is “Paradiso Lussemburgo”. The Hereditary Grand Duke, who wore a suit, and the Hereditary Grand Duchess – dressed in red pants with a matching top – also toured with a few guests the lagoon city and went on a short gondola ride.

Spanish King and Queen Present Journalism Awards

  May 7, 2015 at 10:47 pm by

Queen Letizia and King Felipe present journalism awards in Madrid; 07-05-2015

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia today presented several journalism awards at the Casa del Lector in Madrid. The “Rey de España” and “Don Quijote” awards are presented to journalists of the Spanish and Portuguese languages from countries that make up the Latin American Community of Nations, as well as nations which Spain share considerable historical connections with. View image | gettyimages.com In his speech, King Felipe congratulated the award winners … Continue reading

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