Royals in Rio – Day Six

  August 11, 2016 at 7:58 pm by

Princess Anne

Day six of the Rio Olympic Games saw Princess Anne being part of history as she presented the Fijian men’s rugby sevens team with their gold medal after the gold medal match of the event – the first Olympic medal ever won by the tiny island nation. As the Fijians received their medals, they each knelt before Princess Anne and clapped three times after she hung the medal around their … Continue reading

Her Majesty Queen Anne Returns To Romania

  August 10, 2016 at 6:44 am by

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Military and religious ceremonies have marked the return of the body of Queen Anne back to Romanian soil yesterday afternoon as Her Majesty’s coffin arrived at Otopeni Airport in Bucharest in preparation for her funeral on Saturday.  The occasion was as solemn and dignified as it could ever be – and it was also as fitting and appropriate as the much loved wife of Romania’s former monarch, King Michael, could … Continue reading

Princess Eugenie Speaks to Harper’s Bazaar

  August 9, 2016 at 8:59 pm by

Princess Eugenie

September issue of Harper’s Bazaar features an interview with Princess Eugenie of York in which she speaks about her daily routine and what matters most to her. “I get up around 6:45 to start exercising by 7,” she says, before specifying circuits are her favourite “because they’re quick” and she “can’t run for a long time.” It’s then off to work at Hauser & Wirth, the art gallery she began working for … Continue reading

Duke of Westminster Dies Aged 64

  August 9, 2016 at 6:36 pm by

Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster

The 6th Duke of Westminster, Gerald Grosvenor, passed away suddenly today, a spokesperson for the family confirmed. He was 64. The Duke had become ill at his estate Abbeystead House in Lancashire and was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital, where he passed away. “His family are all aware and they ask for privacy and understanding at this very difficult time,” the spokesperson said. Born in December 1951, Gerald became the … Continue reading

Royals in Rio – Day Three

  August 8, 2016 at 9:23 pm by

Prince Albert

The royals have continued their support of the athletes in Rio on day three, here’s a round-up of where they were at today: Princess Anne watched as Team GB’s Edward Ling won a bronze medal in the men’s trap shooting. What a day for Ed Ling!A #Bronze medal & a royal conversation with Princess Anne!#rio2016 pic.twitter.com/24DNUIRiQt — Team GB (@TeamGB) August 8, 2016 Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark watched on … Continue reading

An Engagement in the House of Hanover

  August 8, 2016 at 5:02 pm by

Coat of Arms of the House of Hanover

Prince Ernst August of Hanover, the heir to the headship of the House of Hanover, has announced his engagement to long-time girlfriend Ekaterina Malysheva. Confirming the news to German newspaper Bild “with great pleasure”, the Prince also said the wedding will take place next summer in Lower Saxony, where the Hanover family has their official seat, Marienburg Castle. The couple have been dating for five years, and apparently got engaged on the Greek island … Continue reading

Memorial Service Held at Săvârşin

  August 8, 2016 at 6:30 am by

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Crown Princess Margareta of Romania and her husband, Prince Radu, attended a memorial service at the Orthodox Church in Săvârşin yesterday in memory of Queen Anne who died last week.  Dressed in mourning, the royal couple took their places solemnly amongst the rest of the congregation inside the ornate church. Queen Anne of Romania’s funeral will take place on Saturday, 13th August in Bucharest.  The Government of Romania has announced that … Continue reading

Emperor Akihito Addresses the Nation

  August 8, 2016 at 6:00 am by

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His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan has made a televised address to the people of Japan in connection with his personal views relating to his role as Emperor. The address was pre-recorded before being televised throughout Japan earlier today.  It was only the second such address he has made since ascending the Chrysanthemum Throne 28 years ago – the first being in 2011 when the Emperor sought to give reassurance and … Continue reading

King Abdullah & Queen Rania Attend Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

  August 7, 2016 at 7:03 pm by

King Abdullah and Queen Rania

Accompanied by his wife Queen Rania and as the guest of honour, King Abdullah II of Jordan attended on Sunday the 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo which took place at the UK’s historic Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. During the event the couple watched a number of tattoos performed by military bands from different part of the world including the Jordanian bands: the Royal Jordanian Honora Guard – Silent Drill Team, the Jordanian … Continue reading

Let The Games Begin! Rio Olympics Kick Off With Colourful Opening Ceremony

  August 5, 2016 at 9:57 pm by

The Rio Olympic Cauldron

The Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has gone off in a sea of colour at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, with several royals in attendance cheering on their country’s athletes as they entered the stadium. Showcasing Brazil’s long and diverse history, the ceremony took the audience on a journey of the country’s development, with large amounts of the music and colour that Brazil is known globally … Continue reading

Some Niece-ly Support for Zara Tindall At Festival of British Eventing

  August 5, 2016 at 6:34 pm by

Savannah and Isla Phillips

Zara Tindall is competing in the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park this weekend, and her two nieces – Savannah and Isla Phillips – were on hand to cheer on their aunt in today’s dressage stage. The two youngster, both wearing simple summer dresses, kept themselves entertained during breaks in the competition, before sitting atop the bonnet of a SUV as Zara took to the course on High Kingdom.

Frederik and Mary Visit Danish – And Aussie – Athletes In Olympic Village

  August 5, 2016 at 5:29 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary

Denmark’s Crown Prince and Princess continued their rounds of meeting Danish athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games today, stopping at the Olympic Village. Here they spent time chatting and posing for photos with various Danish athletes, who appreciated the support of their royals. Frederik and Mary also joined in a quick bike ride with the Danes including wrestler Mark O. Madsen and Another Royal visit. This time not only got … Continue reading

King Felipe Visits The ‘Aifos’ During Copa Del Rey

  August 5, 2016 at 3:08 pm by

King Felipe

King Felipe VI paid a visit to the crew manning his yacht, Aifos, in this year’s Copa Del Rey Mafre Sailing Cup. Although the day’s race did not go ahead due to strong winds, the King instead spent his time speaking with the crew and officials from the Royal Yacht Club de Palma. King Felipe has this year been unable to participate in the race himself, as he usually does, due to … Continue reading

After 14 Years, Princess Märtha Louise And Ari Behn Divorce

  August 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm by

Princess Martha and Ari

Princess Märtha Louise and Ari Behn are divorcing after 14 years of marriage. The shocking news was released in a statement by the couple earlier today by the royal house. “Life does not go smoothly. It has both Ari and I experienced,” says Princess Martha Louise. “But most clearly is that now, when life has made some antics we had never envisaged. In these days goes namely we two apart. … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Princess Irene’s 9th Birthday

  August 5, 2016 at 9:00 am by

The Dutch Royal Family in 1948

August 5, 1948: Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands with their four daughters – Beatrix, Irene, Margriet and Christina – attend a photo call at Soestdijk Palace on Princess Irene’s 9th birthday.

Royals Attend IOC President’s Dinner in Rio

  August 4, 2016 at 9:26 pm by

Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik

The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, this evening hosted a dinner for IOC members at the Oceanico Convention Centre in Rio de Janeiro. Attending were Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and his wife Crown Princess Mary (who wore a recycled printed dress from Hugo Boss), King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Prince Albert II of Monaco. The Olympic Games officially begin tomorrow evening, with the opening ceremony … Continue reading

Spanish Summer Photo Session At Marivent Palace

  August 4, 2016 at 7:50 pm by

King Felipe, Queen Letizia and their daughters

King Felipe, Queen Letizia and their two daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia, this evening had their annual summer photo session at Marivent Palace, their residence on the island of Palma de Mallorca. Posing for photos in the Palace gardens, the family colour-coordinated in blues and whites: while trousers and a white and navy stripped blouse for the Queen, white trousers and a blue shirt for the King and cream … Continue reading

Grand Duke Henri Marks Luxembourg Team Arrival in Rio

  August 4, 2016 at 5:34 pm by

Grand Duke Henri

As the Luxembourg Olympic Team arrived at the athlete’s village in Rio de Janeiro tonight for their official welcome, they were accompanied by Grand Duke Henri for the reception that followed. Brazilian dancers provided entertainment to welcome the latest teams to the village, ahead of the raising of the Luxembourg flag. Grand Duke Henri chatted with his country’s ten athletes during the reception. The Grand Duke is a member of … Continue reading

Pastel Princess: Sofia Attends ‘Industry Day’ in Båstad

  August 4, 2016 at 11:18 am by

Princess Sofia

Swedish Princess Sofia today was present at a series of business seminars ‘A Sustainable Tomorrow’ at the Hotel Skansen in Båstad, in conjunction with the recent partnership announcement between her charity, Project Playground and Gränslösa Möten (Boundless Meetings). Wearing a very nice pastel pink and grey pleated blouse from Hugo Boss with simple black trousers, the Princess joined 300 others in listening to speakers including former Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, who discussed … Continue reading

William, Kate and Harry Send TeamGB Good Luck As Princess Anne Attends Reception in Rio

  August 4, 2016 at 8:46 am by

Kate, William and Harry at the London 2012 olympics

A video of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry sending their support to TeamGB’s athletes in Rio has been released this morning. “We have some of the most passionate supporters in the world, and can’t wait to cheer on our athletes together this time in Rio,” Prince William says, while Harry calls the British athletes an “inspiration to us all” and encourages TeamGB to “top 2012”. Kate … Continue reading

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