Savannah and Isla Phillips took advantage of the shining sunlight today while at the Gatcombe Horse Trials in Gloucestershire by enjoying a sweet treat – ice-cream. The two eldest great-grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth sat quietly with their mother, Autumn Phillips, as they watched the event on their grandmother’s estate. Later in the afternoon Princess Anne presented medals to the day’s winning riders.
Nicholas Medforth-Mills, who until August 2015 was a Prince of Romania and third in line to the headship of the house, has given an interview to Ion Cristoiu of EVZ. “I can say that revoking my title was as much a surprise to me as it was for the public,” Nicholas told Cristoiu, also saying there was “never a discussion between me and the King on the subject, before I was … Continue reading
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the University Hospital in Leuven to meet with victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attack and the doctors who worked to save their lives. The royal couple spent much more time than planned at the hospital, in the intensive care unit and then in the operating rooms where they were shown metal bomb fragments that were removed from the victims during surgery. Queen … Continue reading
For the first time since 1959, the Royal Maundy Service took place today – Maundy Thursday – at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, handed out red and white purses filled with coins, the Maundy Money, to 90 men and 90 women who were selected from across the country to recognise their service for their communities and the Church. The red purse this year … Continue reading
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards had a visit from their Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, the Duke of Kent, today at their base in Scotland. The Duke was given a tour of Leuchars Station, located in Fife, that has been the home base of the regiment since the middle of 2015. The regiment is the only cavalry regiment of Scotland and is the United Kingdom’s lead light cavalry battlegroup. Prince Edward then opened the new mess … Continue reading
Victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels were remembered with a minute’s silence at the Belgian Embassy in Luxembourg today, the vigil attended by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his Belgian-born wife Stéphanie. At 12:15pm the 300-strong crowd fell silent in honour of the 31 people who were killed in the attacks. Also joining the Hereditary Grand Dukes was Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, the Archbishop of Luxembourg, Jean-Claude Hollerich, and … Continue reading
The Duke of Cambridge has had an audience with the President of Kenya, Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, at the State House in Nairobi. The pair discussed Kenya’s efforts in fighting the illegal trafficking and poaching of wildlife in the country, as well as defence and security matters. Prince William pledged to do whatever he could to help “raise the profile in your [Kenyan] efforts to conserve wildlife”. Great meeting this morning between @PresidentKE and … Continue reading
“We Appreciate That So Many Share Our Joy” – Victoria and Daniel Release New Photo of Their Children
The Swedish Royal Court has released a new photo of Princess Estelle and her newborn brother Prince Oscar today, as a thanks for all the good wishes the Crown Princess Couple received over the past few weeks. “Thank you very much for all the greetings, good wishes and congratulations we received in connection with Princess Estelle’s birthday and Prince Oscar’s birth. We appreciate all the thoughts and that so many share … Continue reading
Sheikha Al Mayassa bin Hamad Al Thani has opened a new exhibition at the Qatar Museums Gallery Katara that focuses on Chinese silk work. The exhibition is entitled ‘Silks from the Silk Road – Chinese Art of Silk’ and is on loan from the Chinese National Silk Museum. During her visit, Sheikha Al Mayassa was shown how workers sew elaborate imagery on to silk. The Sheikha is the chairwoman of … Continue reading
Prince Harry was back in Kathmandu today where he officially opened the Nepal Girl Summit alongside President Bidyha Bhandari. The summit’s purpose is to promote the rights of girls, particularly in developing countries. “We need to acknowledge that so many countries and cultures are failing to protect the opportunities of young women and girls in the way they do for boys. Improved access to education can transform lives, families, communities and … Continue reading
King Willem-Alexander paid a surprise visit to the neighbourhoods of Transvaal and Schilderswijk in the Hague today. The king visited the market of the neighbourhoods and spoke to residents for two hours. The working class and immigrant neighbourhoods have been in the news negatively for a long time. A terrorist cell was operating from this area. Last year there were several riots by youngsters who attacked the police. The visit … Continue reading
The Belgian King and Queen this morning visit the Erasmus Hospital in Anderlecht, where they were given a briefing by medical staff on the conditions and injuries suffered by victims of yesterday’s horrific terrorist attack in the Belgian capital, which killed over 30 people. They also met with volunteers who provided medical aid across the day and also some of the victims which were taken to this particular hospital. Erasmus ziekenhuis … Continue reading
King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain have visited the Belgian Embassy in Madrid to pay their respects to the victims of yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels. The couple met with the Belgian Ambassador to Spain, Pierre Labouverie, before signing the condolence book. Their message read, “Given the terrible terrorist attacks yesterday in Brussels, we want above all to express our condemnation and abhorrence firmly. The pain of Belgium is also … Continue reading
On his fourth day in Nepal, Prince Harry honoured fallen Gurkha soldiers during a remembrance ceremony at the British Gurkha Camp in Pokhara. Wearing the number 1 dress of the Blues and Royals, the Prince laid a wreath of poppies during the ceremony which contained a note reading “With the deepest admiration, respect and gratitude. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Hardik Sradhanjali.” Harry served alongside Gurkha soldiers during his tour … Continue reading
Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran hosted a small celebration to mark the Persian New Year, Nowrouz, yesterday at her home in Washington, D.C. Prince Reza, his wife Yasmine and their daughters Noor, Iman and Farah, Princess Farahnaz and Raha Didevar and her daughter with the late Prince Alireza, Iryana, were all present for the celebration.
At least 28 people have been killed in Brussels this morning, as explosions occurred at the city’s airport and at a metro station. The Belgian Royal Court issued a statement from King Philippe, saying that he and Queen Mathilde were “shocked by the horrific attacks” on the city. Their thoughts are with the victims and their families in this terrible time. The royal couple’s agenda for the next two days … Continue reading
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg celebrates her 60th birthday today. Born on March 22, 1956 in Havana, Cuba, to parents José Antonio Mestre y Alvarez and María Teresa Batista y Falla de Mestre. In 1959, the family moved to New York city because of the revolution. After completing high school, Maria Teresa moved to Switzerland, it was there where she met her future husband and was at the time … Continue reading
Continuing his visit to Nepal, Prince Harry today highlighted the important role tourism plays in helping Nepal recover from last year’s disastrous earthquake. Beginning at the Bardia National Park, the Prince went on a boat ride down the Khauraha River which offers a great opportunity for tourists to spot local wildlife. Harry was also shown the tiger cameras the park rangers use to monitor the 50 tigers which live in the Park. … Continue reading
Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and their immediate family have had an audience with Pope Francis today at the Vatican. @Gertsroyals The Luxembourg Grand-Ducal family hosted by the Holy Father today on Vatican City pic.twitter.com/FCoSmLTYG3 — Ben Ben (@BenjaminAlm3456) March 21, 2016 The Grand Duchess exercised her privilège du blanc, wearing a simple white suit, while the other ladies in the family – Hereditary Grand Duchess … Continue reading
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