Princess Haya Performs Umrah

  October 31, 2016 at 9:53 pm by

Sheikha Al Jalila and Princess Haya

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein and her daughter, Sheikha Al Jalilah, have performed the ‘minor pilgrimage’ (Umrah in arabic) on October 29 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Princess, who is married with Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, shared a few pictures of this private moment on her official Instagram and Facebook. Princess Haya prayed for Jordan and Dubai and wrote that she was blessed to have had the opportunity … Continue reading

Pope Francis Meets With King and Queen of Sweden in Lund

  October 31, 2016 at 6:33 pm by

Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia today had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Royal Hall in Lund, as part of the Pope’s visit to Sweden to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Sweden. They then also attended a commemorative service at Lund Cathedral to mark the occasion, where the Pope delivered a speech.

Queen Letizia and Princess Lalla Salma Attend World Cancer Congress in Paris

  October 31, 2016 at 6:10 pm by

Queen Letizia and Princess Lalla Salma

Spain’s Queen Letizia and Morocco’s Princess Lalla Salma have today attended the World Cancer Congress hosted at the Palais des Congrès de Paris alongside French President Francoise Hollande. Princess Dina Mired of Jordan was also present. The Queen delivered one of the congress’s opening speeches, praising the work done by researchers and encouraging that research continue. “Resources dedicated to these means are paramount due to the ever increasing costs of new … Continue reading

Prince Carl Philip Visits Swedish Troops in Mali

  October 31, 2016 at 4:53 pm by

Prince Carl Philip in Mali

The 250 Swedish troops currently stationed in Mali as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) received a visit from Prince Carl Philip last week. He spent most of his time, between Wednesday and Sunday, at the Swedish base, Camp Nobel, meeting with the troops and learning about their activities in Mali, and accompanying them on a patrol. He also paid a visit to the European Union … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Presents The Christmas Seal

  October 31, 2016 at 1:30 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

The Crown Princess of Denmark presented the Christmas Seal stamps this morning at the Copenhagen City Hall. Princess Mary, who is patron of the Christmas Seal Foundation, unveiled the new stamps on stage. This year’s Christmas Seal is designed by Per Jorgensen, who is a book illustrator and is known for illustration the book covers of the Danish version of Harry Potter. The Christmas Seals started in 1904 and have … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Couple Begin Their State Visit to Australia, First Stop: Perth

  October 31, 2016 at 12:01 pm by

Dutch King and Queen

At the invitation of the Governor General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Monday October 31, their five-day state visit to Australia accompanied by three Dutch Ministers: Bert Koenders Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lilianne Ploumen Minister for Foreign Trade and Development and Henk Kamp Minister of Economic Affairs. First stop of the state visit was at the Government House, the residence of … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, October 24-30

  October 31, 2016 at 11:48 am 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 November 5.

Crown Princess Mary Presents HCA Literature Award to Japanese Author

  October 30, 2016 at 3:35 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

Today at the Odense City Hall, the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award for 2016 was presented to Haruki Murakami by Crown Princess Mary. During the ceremony, Mr Murakami – a Japanese writer whose works have been translated into 50 languages and are both Japanese and international best sellers – was presented with a bronze ‘Ugly Duckling’ sculpture, a diploma and a cheque for 500,000DKK that make up the prize for the … Continue reading

Crown Princess Margareta Visits Thai Embassy

  October 29, 2016 at 3:37 pm by

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Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta alongside her husband, Prince Radu, has visited the Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand in Bucharest to pay her respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died earlier this month. Before a portrait of the King, Their Royal Highnesses laid a bouquet of yellow flowers – the colour of the Royal Family of Thailand – before signing a book of condolence in which they … Continue reading

A Romanian Royal Birthday!

  October 29, 2016 at 3:09 pm by

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Today marks the 59th Birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Sophie of Romania, the 4th daughter of Their Majesties King Michael and the late Queen Anne. Born in Athens, Princess Sophie studied initially in Switzerland and in England. Later on, she developed her interests in fine arts, graphic design and photography when she moved to the United States, conducting her education in these fields at the Fine Arts University North … Continue reading

Syddansk Universitet Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Royal Attendance

  October 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm by

Queen Margrethe and Princess Marie

The Syddansk Universitet in Odense has celebrated its 50th anniversary, and Queen Margrethe II and Princess Marie both made the journey down for the event. They were welcomed by the University’s Chairman and President of the Student Union, before heading inside for the ceremony, which included the appointment of six new honorary doctorates, musical performances and awards for the teaching staff. Queen Margrethe was her usual bright self in a red blouse … Continue reading

Prince Philip Officially Opens BA i360 in Brighton

  October 28, 2016 at 2:39 pm by

Prince Philip

The Duke of Edinburgh was in Brighton today to officially open the British Airways i360 vertical cable car, the first in the world. Sitting adjacent to the remains of West Pier, the BA i360 offers 360-degree views of the seafront from its peak height of 162 metres. It has been designed by the architectural firm who designed the London Eye, Marks Barfield. Prince Philip was given a trip on the i360, heading … Continue reading

Photos Released of Harry’s Summer in Africa Working With Elephants

  October 28, 2016 at 7:39 am by

Prince Harry in Africa

Kensington Palace has released several photographs and a video of Prince Harry’s time in Africa over the northern summer, highlighting his work with the elephant conservation groups. The photos show the Prince working with African Parks to relocate 500 elephants to the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi, where numbers of elephant herds are low – the reserve however is a safe area for the elephants to live as it is controlled … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: An Exiled King Remembers Attack That Took His Country To War

  October 28, 2016 at 7:00 am by

King George II of Greece

October 28, 1942: King George II of the Hellenes, in exile in London due to the Second World War, lays a wreath at the Cenotaph on the second anniversary of the Italian attack on his country that began the Balkans Campaign and brought Greece into the war.

Crown Princess Mary Dons Burgundy Gown for Danish Design Talent Awards

  October 27, 2016 at 7:29 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

The Danish Design Talent Magazine Prize was awarded this evening at a gala at the National Gallery of Art in Copenhagen with Crown Princess Mary in attendance. She presented Cecilie Bahnsen as the winner of the competition, which short-lists national design talent to create mini collections of fashion that are exhibited at the gallery during the evening. The Crown Princess wore a burgundy chiffon evening dress with sheer bell-sleeves and a rose gold belt, … Continue reading

A Family Day Out As Prince Charles Shows Off The Poundbury Development

  October 27, 2016 at 5:40 pm by

Prince Charles. Queen Elizabeth and the Duchess of Cornwall

Poundbury, the urban experimental town established in Dorset by the Duchy of Cornwall, received a royal visit for the opening of the Queen Mother Square as the Prince of Wales gave Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess of Cornwall a tour. The royals met the architects and builders involved in the development of Poundbury, as well as some of the 180 local business owners who have moved into … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Holds Audiences At Zarzuela Palace

  October 27, 2016 at 5:10 pm by

Queen Letizia

The Queen of Spain welcomed a number of people to Zarzuela Palace today for official audiences. Representatives of the Association of People Affected by Ovarian Cancer and the ‘Education, Future and Technology’ challenge project each spent time with Queen Letizia informing her of their organisations’ progress and recent works. The Queen’s outfit at first appeared to be a simple black blouse with matching trousers – until Letizia turned slightly to … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Visit the Region of Twente

  October 27, 2016 at 2:49 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

Today, Thursday October 27, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima paid a visit to some municipalities in the region of Twente, in the east of the Netherlands. The first stop was in Almelo where the Royal Couple was received in the City Hall by the Mayor Arend Jan Gerritsen, the Mayors of the municipalities of Dinkelland, Losser, Oldenzaal, Tubbergen and the Commissioner of the King in the Province of Overijssel, Ank … Continue reading

Prince Mikasa has Died

  October 27, 2016 at 2:51 am by

Japanese Prince Mikasa waves to well-wishers during a public appearance for a New Year celebration at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo, January 2, 2015. Kyodo/via REUTERS

It has been announced that His Imperial Highness Prince Mikasa of Japan has died at the age of 100 years. His Imperial Highness was the uncle of Emperor Akihito and the younger brother of the late Emperor Showa.  Born on 2nd December 1915, Prince Mikasa was, until his death, the oldest member of the Imperial Family and lived through the reigns of three emperors. During the Second World War, the … Continue reading

The Three Danish Sisters Present Queen Ingrid’s Honorary Grant

  October 26, 2016 at 8:26 pm by

The three Danish sisters

This evening at the Tivoli Concert Hall, the late Queen Ingrid of Denmark’s three daughters presented her Honorary Grant that is awarded biennially to a dancer and a musician. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece presented Andreas Kaas, a dancer in the Danish Royal Ballet, and Signe Eeg, a jazz singer, with the 2016 edition of the grant during the performance of Alvin … Continue reading

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