Swedish Royal Wedding: The Guests

  June 14, 2015 at 2:40 am by

Princess Madeleine attends the wedding of her brother Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist; 13-06-2015

Yesterday’s royal wedding in Sweden saw a number of royal ladies don evening gowns and tiaras in celebration. Typically, what the guests wore was a large discussion point, so here is a run-down of the dresses that graced the coral carpet. (We will be having a ‘Best Dressed Royal Guest’ poll in the Fashion Forum shortly, so keep an eye out for that!) Mother of the groom Queen Silvia went for … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding: The Bridal Gown

  June 13, 2015 at 10:45 pm by

Princess Sofia on her wedding day; 13-06-2015

Sofia Hellqvist became HRH Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland today, let’s take a look at the bridal gown she chose for her big day. The gown was designed by Ida Sjöstedt, who was widely tipped to be given the honour in the lead-up to the wedding. Made of crepe-silk with Italian double organza, it also featured a lace-covered bodice with a wide v-neckline and full-length sleeves. José María Ruiz created the lace … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding: Cortège and Reception

  June 13, 2015 at 9:54 pm by

An official wedding photograph of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden

Following their wedding ceremony, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia went out to the side of the Royal Palace of Stockholm next to the Palace Chapel to greet the well-wishers who had gathered there, before boarding a horse-drawn carriage to drive through the streets of the Swedish capital. The newlyweds travelled the route, lined with soldiers from the Swedish Armed Forces, in the Parade Barouche, which was also used at the weddings … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding: The Ceremony

  June 13, 2015 at 12:59 pm by

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Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist have been married in a ceremony at the Royal Palace of Stockholm’s Palace Chapel this afternoon. After their guests walked the coral carpet through the palace courtyard, Prince Carl Philip made his entrance with his best man, Jan-Åke Hansson, one of his oldest friends from boarding school. The Prince and Mr Hansson bowed three times before stepping up to the altar to await … Continue reading

British Royal Family Celebrate Trooping The Colour

  June 13, 2015 at 9:11 am by

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The British Royal Family has come out to celebrate Trooping the Colour, the military ceremony that marks the sovereign’s official birthday. Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh in the Ascot Landau for the ride to Horse Guards Parade from Buckingham Palace. The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry followed in the second carriage, while the Duke of York and his daughters, Princess Beatrice … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding: Pre-Wedding Dinner

  June 12, 2015 at 8:31 pm by

Sofia Hellqvist and Prince Carl Philip arrive for their pre-wedding dinner; 12-06-2015

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia hosted a pre-wedding dinner for tomorrow’s bridal couple, Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist. Guests began arriving at Quay 16, Strandvägen around 5pm to board the S/S Stockholm which took them to the secret location of the dinner, which turned out to be the Bergrummet, the Skeppsholmen Caverns. View image | gettyimages.com The bride-to-be wore a sky blue evening gown from Zuhair Murad, which featured … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Appointed As Special Ambassador For Nutrition

  June 12, 2015 at 5:53 pm by

Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia of Spain has been appointed as Special Ambassador for Nutrition in a ceremony held in Rome, Italy. Queen Letizia was appointed as Special Ambassador for Nutrition for her commitment to hunger and malnutrition, as well as helping Spanish efforts in promoting global food and nutrition. View image | gettyimages.com During the ceremony, the Queen of Spain gave a speech where she said, “My task is that of serving … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding: Location, Location, Location

  June 12, 2015 at 9:00 am by

The Logarden of the Royal Palace of Stockholm

Less than a day to go everyone! Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist will marry tomorrow afternoon at the Royal Palace of Stockholm’s Palace Chapel. Ahead of the nuptials, here is a quick rundown of the locations that will be taking centre stage. The Palace Chapel The chapel located in the southern end of the Royal Palace complex is the third one built on the Palace grounds, the one prior to … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Heads to Milan for Expo 2015

  June 12, 2015 at 8:04 am by

Queen Mathilde attends EXPO2015 in Milan; 12-06-2015

The Queen of the Belgians flew into Milan, Italy this morning to visit Expo Milano 2015. She was greeted at the airport by dignitaries before heading over to the exposition site just outside the city where she was shown around the Belgian Pavilion, which highlights the country’s “environmental sustainability, technological innovation and national identity”, to mark Belgian Day. The theme of this year’s exposition is ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ and … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding: Confirmed Guests

  June 12, 2015 at 4:03 am by

An official portrait of Prince Carl Philip and Ms Sofia Hellqvist

With the wedding less than 24 hours away, the Swedish Royal Court has published the official guest list for tomorrow’s ceremony. The whole Swedish Royal Family will be present, including the King’s four sisters and their families. Queen Silvia’s family, the Sommerlaths, will also be out in force, as will the Hellqvists. From the foreign royal houses, we have: Belgium: Queen Mathilde Denmark: Queen Margrethe II, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess … Continue reading

Infanta Cristina Stripped of Palma de Mallorca Dukedom

  June 12, 2015 at 2:56 am by

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King Felipe VI of Spain has stripped his sister, Infanta Cristina, of her royal dukedom. A spokesperson for the royal court confirmed the news last night: “The Official Journal of the state will tomorrow publish a royal decree by which His Majesty the King will revoke the use of the title of Duchess of Palma de Mallorca by Her Royal Highness the Infanta Cristina.” View image | gettyimages.com A royal … Continue reading

Prince William Speaks at Jewish Care 25th Anniversary Dinner

  June 11, 2015 at 8:31 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge arrives for the Jewish Care 25th anniversary dinner; 11-06-2015

The Duke of Cambridge attended a dinner held at Alexandra Palace tonight to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jewish Care, a health and social care organisation serving the Jewish community. During the event, Prince William met with Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and chatted with a number of people involved in the charity, including residents who live at the Jewish Care homes. View image | gettyimages.com “The results of your commitment to one … Continue reading

Prince Harry Unveils Bastion Memorial at National Memorial Arboretum

  June 11, 2015 at 5:26 pm by

Prince Harry salutes during the service of dedication for the Bastion Memorial; 11-06-2015

“The names of the Fallen shine in gold, as they do in our memories.” Prince Harry has given a poignant speech at the service of dedication for the new Bastion Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Stafford. He was joined by Prime Minister David Cameron and 3,500 others – including members of the armed forces and the families of those killed in Afghanistan – for the event. View image | gettyimages.com After a … Continue reading

Crown Prince Frederik at School Olympics Final

  June 11, 2015 at 4:56 pm by

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The Crown Prince of Denmark today was present at the final of the School Olympics at the Østerbro Stadium. Around 7,600 students from 320 schools around the country participated in the sports day, which mirrored the actual Olympics but on a smaller scale (naturally!). All the students marched around the stadium in their school groups, the Danish national anthem was played and Crown Prince Frederik gave a welcoming address. “Today, it … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cornwall Visits Oasis Farm

  June 11, 2015 at 4:06 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall attends the unveiling of an elephant statue in Duke of York Square, Chelsea; 11-06-2015

The Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to Oasis Farm in Waterloo, London this morning, an urban farm project developed by her patronage, Jamie’s Farm. Camilla was shown around the city farm by local schoolchildren, who described to her their herb gardens made out of plastic drink bottles and prepared salads made of produce from the garden. “Are any of you into food or cooking? Will you try and use … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Presents New Colours to The Royal Welsh

  June 11, 2015 at 2:40 pm by

Queen Elizabeth at the presentation of The Royal Welsh's new colours in Cardiff; 11-06-2015

Queen Elizabeth II travelled to Cardiff, Wales today for the presentation of The Royal Welsh’s new colours. The ceremony took place at Millennium Stadium, where the Queen entered in an open-top Range Rover ahead of inspecting the 600 troops gathered for the event (they had marched from Cardiff Castle to the Stadium earlier in the morning). The formal presentation officially marks the 2006 merger of three Welsh regiments into The … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding: Throwback Thursday – Victoria and Madeleine’s Weddings

  June 11, 2015 at 9:00 am by

The Coat of Arms of Sweden

With less than two days to go until the royal wedding in Sweden, let’s take a quick look-back at the weddings of Prince Carl Philip’s sisters, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine. The heir to the throne married Daniel Westling on June 19, 2010 at the Storkyrkan in a ceremony officiated by the Archbishop of Uppsala. The couple’s decade-long courtship was celebrated by over 1,000 guests from across Europe and the … Continue reading

Where To Watch The Swedish Royal Wedding Online

  June 11, 2015 at 6:00 am by

An official portrait of Prince Carl Philip and Ms Sofia Hellqvist

The wedding between Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Ms Sofia Hellqvist on Saturday, June 13th can be watched live online at the following link: Direct link to SVT’s Prinsbröllopet page Coverage is set to begin online at around 15:00/3pm Stockholm time. The wedding ceremony is scheduled to begin at 16:30/4:30pm. The World Clock can convert these times into your own individual time zone location. Further information, including which television stations in Germany will be airing the wedding, can … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Host Tea For World War Two Veterans

  June 10, 2015 at 8:52 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall with World War II veterans at Clarence House; 10-06-2015

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall hosted an intimate tea at Clarence House this afternoon for veterans from the Battle of Britain Fighter Association. Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla were joined by seven veterans and members of their families for sandwiches, scones and tea. The couple had lengthy chats with the former pilots and aircrew, discussing a number of topics including the changes in helicopters over the decades … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Attends ‘Kids Making Music’ Concert

  June 10, 2015 at 5:37 pm by

Queen Maxima arrives for the "Kids Making Music" concert; 10-06-2015

Dressed in one of her more questionable outfits, Dutch Queen Máxima today attended the final concert of the ‘Kids Making Music’ program supported by The Oranje Fonds. Over 2,000 school-aged children performed a concert themed around a specially written fairytale. Queen Máxima joined some of the children on stage during the event, praising their efforts. View image | gettyimages.com The ‘Kids Making Music’ program aims to bring together as many … Continue reading

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