Pre-Wedding Events for Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall

  July 30, 2011 at 4:34 am by

Zara Phillips & Mike Tindall.

The night before the wedding, the couple along with family members arrived at Edinburgh’s Canongate Kirk in a chauffeur-driven Jaguar this afternoon for a formal rehearsal ahead of tomorrow’s ceremony. They were joined by  Princess Anne, Tim Laurence, Zara’s father, Captain Mark Phillips, his second wife, Sandy Pflueger, Peter and Autumn Phillips. Earlier, the bride had spent the day putting her own final touches in place. Zara spent the afternoon with sister-in-law … Continue reading

Prince of Asturias at Presidential Inauguration in Peru

  July 29, 2011 at 2:20 am by

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HRH the Prince of Asturias is currently in Peru for the inauguration of the nation’s newest President, Ollanta Humala. The official ceremony took place yesterday, July 28th, at the Congress of the Republic in Lima. Prince Felipe arrived in Peru on July 27th, and quickly headed over to Government Palace for a meeting with the outgoing President, Alan Garcia. The duo discussed the relationship between Spain and Peru, and the … Continue reading

Scandinavian Neighbours Show Support for Norway

  July 27, 2011 at 10:18 am by

The Norwegian flag flies at half-mast atop the Norwegian Parliament building following the massacre on July 22nd, 2011

Following the tragedy in Oslo and on the island of Utøya, Norway last Friday July 22nd, the Scandinanivan nation’s neighbours Denmark and Sweden have shown their support and expressed their sympathies for the victims of the twin bombing and shooting. Both the Danish and Swedish heads of state, Queen Margrethe II and King Carl XVI Gustaf respectively, sent messages of condolence to Norway’s King, Harald V. Queen Margrethe’s complete letter … Continue reading

Zara Philips & Mike Tindall Wedding Information

  July 24, 2011 at 10:06 am by

Zara Phillips & Mike Tindall.

There is less than a week to go until the second British Royal wedding this year. Princess Anne’s daughter, Zara Phillips MBE, is due to marry Mike Tindall MBE, in a small ceremony on 30 July. The wedding will take place at Canongate Kirk on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland. Very little information has been released or leaked about the wedding, but what we do know is that Zara’s dress … Continue reading

Royal Family Shows Support for Victims of Attacks in Norway

  July 24, 2011 at 6:24 am by

Norway grieving after attacks on Friday

The Norwegian people grieve after the death of at least 92 people were killed in the double attack on Friday, July 22nd. At least seven people were killed in a bomb attack on the government quarter in Oslo; 85 people were shot dead as the same man ran amok on the nearby island of Utoeya. If you want to read more about the attacks in Norway or express your condolences, … Continue reading

Prince Rashid of Jordan Weds Miss Zeina Shaban

  July 24, 2011 at 6:05 am by

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After a one year engagement, HRH Prince Rashid bin Al Hassan of Jordan married today his fiancée, the former Jordanian table tennis player Miss Zeina Shaban. The ceremony, which took place at Basman Palace, was followed by a reception held by the groom’s cousin, HM King Abdullah II of Jordan, in presence of his parents, Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath, Queen Rania, Queen Noor, members of the Royal Family and … Continue reading

Queen and Duchess of Cambridge view Buckingham Palace Exhibition

  July 24, 2011 at 5:49 am by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duchess of Cambridge at a private viewing of the summer exhibition at Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Cambridge had a private viewing of Buckingham Palace’s summer exhibition on Friday. The focus of the exhibition is the royal wedding between Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton (now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) in April this year. The two women viewed the Duchess’ £250,000 Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown in one of the Palace ballrooms – and the Queen … Continue reading

Funeral of Archduke Otto, the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary

  July 16, 2011 at 2:34 pm by

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The funeral of Archduke Otto, the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary, took place today. Before the funeral, several events took place to honor the late Archduke. on 11 July, there was a requiem mass in the Theatinerkirche, which was followed by prayers of Cardinal Marx and a holy mass at Saint John Cantius Church. From 12 july 5 p.m till 13 July 12 noon, Archduke Otto and Archduchess Regiana lied in repose … Continue reading

Princess Mary Takes Children to Annual Circus

  July 14, 2011 at 8:59 am by

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Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary took her two eldest children, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella, to the annual Circus Summarum last Wednesday, before the entire Crown Princely Family made a trip to the south of France for a summer vacation. The trio watched the first half of the circus, which is held as a charity fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association each year – Mary and the children also attended last … Continue reading

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Los Angeles

  July 13, 2011 at 2:26 pm by

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TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have wrapped up their 3-day visit to Los Angeles. The Prince and his wife visited Los Angeles from 8 July till 10 July following their visit to Canada. (Blog entries about their visit to Canada can be found here, here, here & here.) According to the official website of the Prince of Wales, the couples visit to L.A. had the following purpose: The Duke and Duchess will be … Continue reading

Princess Rym Ali Receives the Ischia Award

  July 10, 2011 at 10:00 am by

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HRH Princess Rym Ali of Jordan received on Saturday the Ischia International Journalism Award during a gala celebrated at Piazza del Soccorso in the island of Ischia, Naples (Italy). Princess Rym (née Brahimi) worked as journalism for BBC World Service, Dubai TV, Bloomberg International, Radio Montecarlo, Moyen Orient and CNN before her marriage with Prince Ali bin Al Hussein in September 2004. Her Highness is the founder of the Jordan the … Continue reading

The Cambridges’ Last Days in Canada

  July 9, 2011 at 10:17 am by

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TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have wrapped up their nine-day tour of Canada, and are now in the sunny state of California, the USA. Here’s a quick recap of their final days up north (previous blog entries can be found here, here and here). Day six of the tour began in Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories, where the couple had arrived the previous night (July 4th). William and … Continue reading

May/June Picture of the Month Polls

  July 7, 2011 at 8:19 am by

Vote in the June 2011 Picture of the Month Polls! Please vote in the June 2011 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Caption This!. The polls will remain open until 29 July 2011. *** May 2011 Picture of the Month Winners Announcing the winners of the May 2011 Picture of the Month Polls: May 2011 … Continue reading

Princess Mathilde’s Outfits on US Tour

  July 6, 2011 at 11:13 pm by

Princess Mathilde in Washington

Dresses, dresses and more dresses for Princess Mathilde of Belgium on her economic mission to the United States with husband, Prince Philippe. On the day 1 of the visit, Princess Mathilde was spotted in a dress which was half printed matched with orange accessories see here which actually really brightened and added to the outfit. On day 2, Princess Mathilde’s first outfit that looked like a skirt and top see … Continue reading

The Cambridges in Canada – Dragonboat Racing Day 5

  July 5, 2011 at 10:06 am by

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began their fifth day in Canada in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, where they participated in a fun-filled day of activities. They began with an official welcoming ceremony at Province House, which they reached via open-top carriage. Here, the Duke and Duchess were joined by the Prince Edward Island Premier, Robert Ghiz, and greeed by a series of actors dressed in period costume. The couple … Continue reading

Prince Louis and family pose for pictures at the Parc Merveilleux

  July 4, 2011 at 3:31 pm by

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Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg and their sons, Princes Gabriel and Noah of Luxembourg, posed for pictures at the Parc Merveilleux in Bettembourg on July 1. Parc Merveilleux features a zoo, miniature golf, a miniature train ride, large play grounds and much more. They also display fairy tales via animated characters in windows. Among them? Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White. View more information at the official website of … Continue reading

The Cambridges in Canada – Days 2, 3 and 4

  July 4, 2011 at 11:25 am by

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O Canada! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Canada right on time to celebrate the nation’s national holiday, Canada Day (July 1). Spending day two of their first royal tour as a married couple in Ottawa, the Duke and Duchess attended the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill. Firstly, the couple attended a citizenship ceremony with Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, and his wife Laureen, where they watched … Continue reading

Archduke Otto von Habsburg has died

  July 4, 2011 at 7:50 am by

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The former head of the Imperial House of Habsburg, Archduke Otto von Habsburg, has passed away at the age of ninety-eight. The Habsburg family released the news on their website, stating that he died in his sleep, at his home in Pöcking, Upper Bavaria. He will be buried later this month in the Kapuzinergruft (Emperor’s Tomb), below the Capuchin Church in Vienna, the resting place of past Habsburg rulers (with … Continue reading

Prince Albert & Charlene Wittstock’s Religious Wedding

  July 2, 2011 at 1:04 pm by

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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco married Charlene Wittstock in a religious ceremony earlier today. The religious wedding took place in the Main Courtyard of the Prince’s Palace. 2500 people were invited to watch the ceremony on larg creens at the Palace Square. After the ceremony, the Bridal couple left the Palace and went to the Sainte Dévote church in order for the Princess to leave her bouquet. Tonight, an … Continue reading

The Civil Marriage of the Prince and Princess of Monaco

  July 2, 2011 at 4:18 am by

The Prince and Princess of Monaco, July 1st 2011

As one might expect, there was much sun and clear skies on Friday, 1 July when the Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Albert II, signed the register to become the husband of Charlene Wittstock. Charlene legally took the rank and style of her husband, becoming a Serene Highness and Princess of Monaco — or, if you prefer, Madame Grimaldi. The civil marriage took place in the Palace Throne Room and was … Continue reading

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