Princess Marie Presents Danish UNESCO Scholarships

  May 11, 2015 at 4:30 pm by

Princess Marie at the 'For Women in Science' scholarship presentation; 11-05-2015

Princess Marie today was on hand to present scholarships to three female Danish researchers at Carlsberg Academy. The scholarships – “For Women in Science” – are awarded annually in a joint effort by L’Oreal Denmark, the Danish National Commission for UNESCO (of which the Princess is patron) and the Royal Danish Academy of Science. The aim of the scholarships is to “create a better balance between women and men in the … Continue reading

Day Three in New Zealand For Prince Harry

  May 11, 2015 at 10:35 am by

Prince Harry poses for a photo with the students of Halfmoon Bay School on Stewart Island; 11-05-2015

Prince Harry spent half of his third day in New Zealand still on Stewart Island, where he was on the receiving end of some thoughtful questions from the 24 students at Halfmoon Bay School. After participating in a German class via Skype (because of their remoteness, part of the school’s curriculum is completed online with other schools in remote parts of the country) and helping out with some crown making, Harry … Continue reading

Happy 64th Birthday Princess Basma bint Talal

  May 11, 2015 at 2:05 am by

Princess Basma

Princess Basma bint Talal of Jordan turns 64 years old today. Born on May 11, 1951 in Amman, Princess Basma is the only daughter of King Talal and Queen Zein al-Sharaf Talal. She is King Hussein of Jordan’s sister and aunt to the current King, Abdullah II. Princess Basma studied in Amman before finishing high school in England, she then attended Oxford University where she studied Modern Languages. In 2001, … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, May 4-10

  May 11, 2015 at 1:19 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 with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on May 16. The winner of last week’s poll winner was The Duchess of Cambridge with 19 votes.  

British Royals Attend VE Day Anniversary Thanksgiving Service

  May 10, 2015 at 11:26 pm by

Queen Elizabeth meets with WWII veterans during a thanksgiving service marking the 70th anniversary of VE Day at Westminster Abbey; 10-05-2015

Queen Elizabeth II led the final commemorations for the 70th anniversary of VE Day today during a thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey. Joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex and the Duke of Kent, Queen Elizabeth laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior just inside the main entrance of the Abbey. Newly re-elected … Continue reading

Closing of the Octave Celebrated in Luxembourg

  May 10, 2015 at 8:16 pm by

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The Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg today celebrated the closing of the Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg, one of Luxembourg’s most important religious ceremonies. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was joined by two of her sons, Princes Félix and Louis, and one daughter-in-law, Tessy, in the morning for the mass at the Cathedrale de Luxembourg held in honour of the event. Later, the family was joined by Grand Duke Henri, Princess … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Opens New Bridge Walk

  May 10, 2015 at 6:42 pm by

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Crown Princess Mary officially opened a new tourist attraction today between the islands of Jutland and Funen. The Old Little Belt Bridge, which was once the main transportation link between the two islands, has installed a bridge walk that will be open for the public so they can walk across the strait. The walk is 60m above the water. After speeches by the Mayors of Middelfart and Fredericia and the … Continue reading

Queen Sofia Presents Trophies at Mutua Madrid Open 2015

  May 10, 2015 at 4:20 pm by

Queen Sofia presents Andy Murray with his trophy following the Mutua Madrid Open 2015 men's final; 10-05-2015

Queen Sofia delivered the winners’ trophies at the Mutua Madrid Open 2015 men’s final today. Scotsman Andy Murray defeated local champion Rafael Nadal in the final, the Spaniard going down 6-3, 6-2 in just under ninety minutes. The Queen sat in the audience for the match with Spain’s Minister for Education, Culture and Sports, José Ignacio Wert, and the director of the Open, Manuel Santana. Afterwards, she presented Murray and Nadal … Continue reading

Guillaume and Stéphanie Attend Mauthausen Anniversary

  May 10, 2015 at 2:37 pm by

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Alongside 22,000 others, Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were today present at the commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria. The couple – both wearing a blue and white striped neck scarf bearing a red triangle with the letter ‘L’ in the centre, this was symbolic of the ‘badges’ the Luxembourger prisoners had to wear while at … Continue reading

Monaco’s Princely Twins Have Been Christened

  May 10, 2015 at 8:14 am by

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene with Jacques and Gabriella after the christening ceremony; 10-05-2015

The twins of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène of Monaco were christened this morning in a ceremony at the Cathédrale de Monaco. Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, dressed in white gowns reportedly from Baby Dior, were baptised into the Roman Catholic faith by Bernard Barsi, the Archbishop of Monaco. Around 700 guests were in attendance in the Cathédrale, including the twins’ paternal aunts, Princesses Caroline and Stephanie. View image … Continue reading

Prince Harry Visits New Zealand, Day Two

  May 10, 2015 at 7:47 am by

Prince Harry holds Henry the Tuatara while in Invercargill; 10-05-2015

The second day of his visit to New Zealand saw Prince Harry get up close and personal with a 118 year old tuatara named Henry. Prince Harry was able to hold the reptile – a creature native to and only found in New Zealand – while at Invercargill Airport before departing for Stewart Island, the southern-most community of New Zealand. Harry seemed a little apprehensive at first about holding the tuatara, but … Continue reading

Queen Sonja and Princess Beatrix Open VanGogh and Munch Exhibition

  May 10, 2015 at 3:13 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened the Van Gogh + Munch exhibition in Oslo yesterday. Upon arrival to the Munch Museum, Queen Sonja and Princess Beatrix were given a bouquet of flowers each. Inside the museum, the Mayor of Oslo welcomed the royal ladies along with the museum directors. The official opening of the Van Gogh + Munch exhibition was the royal … Continue reading

Countess of Wessex Marks 70th Anniversary of the Channel Islands’ Liberation

  May 10, 2015 at 2:53 am by

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On behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, the Countess of Wessex attended a commemoration during the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the Channel Islands on May 9. The Countess of Wessex delivered her speech at Footes Lane and watched a military parade and attended an open air church service. After her speech, the Countess visited the local residents of Weighbridge and unveiled a commemorative Liberation Day stone in Town. Later, … Continue reading

Lalla Salma Turns 37

  May 10, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Princess Lalla Salma at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on April 29, 2011 in London

Lalla Salma, the wife of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, turns 37 years old today. Salma Bennani was born on 10 May 1978 in Fes. Her mother died when she was 3 years old. Lalla Salma graduated from engineering and worked for a few months. View image | gettyimages.com In 1999, she met King Mohammed at a private party, two years later they tied the knot. Upon marriage, Lalla Salma … Continue reading

Prince Harry Begins Visit to New Zealand

  May 9, 2015 at 10:52 am by

Prince Harry shares a hongi during his first day in New Zealand; 09-05-2015

Prince Harry has begun his week-long visit to New Zealand, arriving in Wellington this afternoon for what is his first visit to the country. He was greeted at the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, before heading to the official welcoming ceremony at Government House. Here, alongside the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae, and his wife Lady Janine, Prince Harry watched as the Royal New Zealand Defence Force Tri-Series Maori Cultural … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth II Lights VE Day ‘Beacon of Peace’

  May 9, 2015 at 4:47 am by

Queen Elizabeth during the lighting of the first VE Day beacon at Windsor Castle; 08-05-2015

Queen Elizabeth II lit the first Victory in Europe (VE) Day ‘Beacon of Peace’ at the top of the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park last night. View image | gettyimages.com The beacon, which was followed by over 200 other beacons lit shortly after around the United Kingdom, was lit in remembrance of the thousands who fought and died in World War II. View image | gettyimages.com The Duke of … Continue reading

Luxembourg’s Royal Family Attend VE Day Commemorations

  May 8, 2015 at 9:45 pm by

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Members of Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family were today present at commemorations in both Luxembourg City and Paris to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended a ceremony at the Kanounenhiwel, Luxembourg’s national monument in honour of the 5,700 Luxembourgers who died in World War II and the suffering the people of Luxembourg faced during the Nazi occupation. Prime Minister Xavier Bettel was also … Continue reading

Prince Charles Visits Poundbury

  May 8, 2015 at 9:28 pm by

Prince Charles during his visit to Poundbury; 08-05-2015

Today, the Prince of Wales paid a visit to Poundbury, a town built on Duchy of Cornwall land in Dorset in accordance with his own views on town planning and urban regeneration. During his visit, Prince Charles opened the town’s new Cancer Institute. The Prince toured the facility and met with staff. He also presented the keys to the 250th home built in Poundbury to its new owners, Nathan and … Continue reading

VE Day Marked in Norway By Harald, Haakon and Astrid

  May 8, 2015 at 6:08 pm by

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King Harald has delivered a speech at celebrations at Akershus Fortress marking the anniversary of VE Day. “Peace is not a given. It is not today, and it was not 70 years ago. Behind the roaring on May Day in 1945 was the seriousness of what we had experienced and learned: that peace, freedom and democracy is not something we can take for granted. These values ​​must be built, protected – and, if necessary, defended with … Continue reading

King Philippe Marks VE Day 70th Anniversary

  May 8, 2015 at 4:40 pm by

King Philippe attends a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of VE Day; 08-05-2015

The King of the Belgians today was present at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day). King Philippe laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which sits at base of the Congress Column in Brussels. View image | gettyimages.com V-E Day was the day the Allied Forces officially accepted the surrender of Nazi Germany’s armed forces in 1945. It marked the … Continue reading

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