Final Day of Spanish State Visit to France

  June 4, 2015 at 3:36 pm by

Queen Letizia and King Felipe in France; 04-06-2015

The King and Queen of Spain completed their French state visit earlier today, bidding farewell to the city that gave them an overwhelmingly warm reception. In the morning, King Felipe had a breakfast meeting with French and Spanish businessmen at the Spanish Embassy. The King emphasised the relationship between France and Spain in regards to trade, and encouraged the “increase in cooperation between companies” of the two countries to “launch … Continue reading

The Duke of York Attends Founder’s Day Parade at RHC

  June 4, 2015 at 1:09 pm by

The Duke of York attends the Founder's Day Parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea; 04-06-2015

Prince Andrew, Duke of York was present at the Founder’s Day Parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea this morning, where he took the salute from veterans during the parade. The Duke also delivered a speech, in which he called the Chelsea Pensioners – the veterans who live at the Royal Hospital Chelsea – “epitomes of what we would classify as service to the crown.” View image | gettyimages.com “The lifelong service … Continue reading

Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine Meet With Melinda Gates

  June 4, 2015 at 12:50 pm by

Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine with Melinda Gates; 04-06-2015

The Queen of Sweden and her younger daughter, Princess Madeleine, today had a meeting with Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “Today my mother and I met with Melinda Gates and discussed ways of improving the lives of women and girls all over the world. What an inspiring and brilliant woman!” Princess Madeleine wrote on her Facebook page of the meeting. Mrs Gates herself posted a … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Women’s Institute Centenary

  June 4, 2015 at 10:16 am by

Queen Elizabeth at the centenary celebrations of the Women's Institute; 04-06-2015

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Princess Royal and the Countess of Wessex this morning at the Annual General Meeting of the Women’s Institute at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the organisation’s 100th anniversary. The royal trio – who are all members of their local WIs – were welcomed on stage at the Hall by 5,000 members of the WI from around the country. The Queen delivered a … Continue reading

Prince Ali Running For FIFA Presidency Again

  June 4, 2015 at 6:11 am by

Prince Ali

Prince Ali of Jordan has started an inquest into if it would be possible for him to take over the FIFA Presidency without going through the elections again. This comes after Sepp Blatter won the last elections and stepped down four days later. The Jordanian Football Association Vice President, Salah Sabra, said “We started legal inquiries to find out the possibility of Prince Ali becoming FIFA president based on the fact that … Continue reading

Bhutan’s Queen Turns Twenty-Five

  June 4, 2015 at 3:00 am by

The Queen of Bhtuan

Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan today celebrates her twenty-fifth birthday. Queen Jetsun Pema was born in Thimphu to Dhondup Gyaltshen and Sonam Chuki. She was educated at local schools before attending St. Joseph’s Convent in Kalimpong, India and the Lawrence School in Solan, India where she completed her secondary schooling. The Queen then majored in international relations at London’s Regent University, taking psychology and art history as minors. View image | gettyimages.com In … Continue reading

On This Day: Birth of George V of the United Kingdom

  June 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm by

A painting of King George V of the United Kingdom

June 3, 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of King George V of the United Kingdom. George Frederick Ernest Albert was born at Marlborough House in London as the second son of the then Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, and his wife Alexandra of Denmark. He had five siblings: Prince Albert Victor, Princess Louise, Princess Victoria, Princess Maud and Prince Alexander John. The Prince was educated with his elder brother, … Continue reading

Second Day of the Spanish State Visit to France

  June 3, 2015 at 8:52 pm by

Queen Letizia and King Felipe during the second day of their State Visit to France; 03-06-2015

King Felipe and Queen Letizia today continued their state visit to France, meeting with a number of organisations and individuals in Paris. The day began with an audience with the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, at the Guild Hall. During the meeting, the King and Queen opened a new garden symbolising peace and freedom. Afterwards, the couple headed over to the Palacio Petit Luxembourg where they met with the President of the … Continue reading

Dutch Official Visit to the United States of America, Day 3

  June 3, 2015 at 8:24 pm by

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Today, Wednesday June 3rd, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their third and last day in the United States with a visit at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The Institute, founded in 1954, is the most important in the United States in the fields of clinical research in combination treatment of patients with physical limitations by brain injury and spinal cord injury. They also take care of veterans. During … Continue reading

Belgium’s King and Queen Attend King Baudouin Foundation Award Ceremony

  June 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm by

Belgiums King and queen

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the award ceremony of the King Baudouin Foundation for Development in Africa which took place at the Royal Palace in Brussels. The prize is awarded to outstanding contributions of individuals or organizations in the development field in Africa, encourages locals to develope their own ideas and improve their living. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Mathilde wore a printed coral dress by designer Natan.

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Attend King Abdullah II Fund For Development’s Ceremony

  June 3, 2015 at 1:30 pm by

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His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania attended the King Abdullah II Fund for Development ceremony. The event which is held annually comes under the title “Active Citizens, Creative and Qualified for the Job Market.” During the ceremony, King Abdullah and Queen Rania watched a small film that briefed them on the projects that the fund supports. After the event, Queen Rania toured the sideline exhibition. During … Continue reading

Queen Sofia Inaugurates “Children’s Shelter”

  June 3, 2015 at 12:11 pm by

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Her Majesty Queen Sofia inaugurated the Children’s Shelter which is supervised by the Franciscan Brothers of the White Cross in Albacete, Spain. View image | gettyimages.com During the visit, Queen Sofia unveiled a plaque, held a meeting with the members of the shelter which briefed Her Majesty on their work and visited a workshop.

Prince Felix of Luxembourg Turns 31

  June 3, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Prince Felix of Luxembourg

Born in Luxembourg on June 3, 1984, Prince Félix is the second son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. His full name is Félix Léopold Marie Guillaume and he is second in the line of succession. Prince Félix studied in Luxembourg and Switzerland. He attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Britain but didn’t continue due to a knee injury. Prince Félix went on to study in … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cornwall Attends Royal Academy of Arts Annual Dinner

  June 2, 2015 at 9:29 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall at the Royal Academy of Arts's Annual Dinner; 02-06-2015

The Duchess of Cornwall tonight attended the annual dinner of the Royal Academy of Arts at Burlington House in London. Among the attendees enjoying a preview of the Academy’s 247th Summer Exhibition alongside the Duchess were Joan Collins and Grayson Perry. View image | gettyimages.com The Duchess wore a white evening gown paired with the diamond Cubitt Shand Tiara and the sash and badge of the Royal Victorian Order. The … Continue reading

Dutch Official Visit to the United States of America, Day 2

  June 2, 2015 at 7:20 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander in Grand Rapids, Michigan; 02-06-2015

On Tuesday June 2nd, the second day of their official visit, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima went to Grand Rapids, Michigan. At their arrival at the Gerald Ford Airport, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Rick Snyder, the Governor of the State of Michigan, and his wife Sue. At the welcoming ceremony were also present the children of the Dutch-American Christian school. Afterwards they went to the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture … Continue reading

President Mukherjee Says Goodbye to Sweden

  June 2, 2015 at 6:03 pm by

Queen Silvia, President Mukherjee and King Carl Gustaf on the last day of the Indian state visit to Sweden; 02-06-2015

On the final day of his visit to Sweden, President Mukherjee of India spent time at Karolinska Institute and visited Uppsala. The President was first shown around the Nobel Forum at the Institute, where researchers and scientists can work together and discuss ideas. Anders Hamsten, the Vice-Chancellor of the Karolinska Institute, informed President Mukherjee of the current research projects that are being worked on. View image | gettyimages.com Later on, King Carl … Continue reading

King Felipe and Queen Letizia Begin French State Visit

  June 2, 2015 at 5:38 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia on the first day of their state visit to France; 02-06-2015

The King and Queen of Spain have begun their State Visit to France, which was originally meant to be held in March this year but was cancelled due to the Germanwings air disaster. After a ceremonial departure from Barajas Airport in Madrid, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia arrived in Paris where French President François Hollande officially welcomed them at the Arc de Triomphe. Here, the official party – including the … Continue reading

King Constantine’s 75th Birthday

  June 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm by

King Constantine II of Greece in 2012

King Constantine of Greece today celebrates his 75th birthday. He was born the only son of the future King Paul of Greece and his wife, Frederica of Hanover, in 1940. Due to the Second World War, the young Prince spent his younger years living in Egypt and South Africa before returning to Greece in 1946. He served in the Greek armed forces, and represented his country at the 1960 Rome Olympic … Continue reading

British Royal Ladies At Garden Party For Women’s Institute

  June 2, 2015 at 2:20 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall with two of the original Calendar Girls at a garden party at Buckingham Palace; 02-06-2015

Today, several of the ladies of the British Royal Family were present at a Buckingham Palace garden party to honour the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Institute (WI). The Duchess of Cornwall hosted the event which was attended by the Countess of Wessex,  the Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra of Kent. The ladies met with a number of members of the WI, one of the largest women’s volunteer organisation … Continue reading

Belgium’s Queen Attends Queen Elisabeth Music Contest Award Ceremony

  June 2, 2015 at 1:55 pm by

Queen Mathilde attends the award ceremony of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition; 02-06-2015

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians today presented the prizes for the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition which this year focused on violin players. The award ceremony took place at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo, with Lim Ji-young from South Korea taking out the International Queen Elisabeth Grand Prize – the Queen Mathilde Prize. For coming in first out of the twelve musicians who made the finals, Ms Lim was awarded 25,000€ and a … Continue reading

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