Swedish Royal Wedding: A Tiara For Sofia

  June 10, 2015 at 9:00 am by

Sofia Hellqvist at the Nobel Prize Banquet in 2014

The most speculated topic regarding Saturday’s upcoming Swedish royal wedding is whether or not Sofia Hellqvist will wear a tiara from the Bernadotte collection, and if so, which one it will be. Let’s take a look at three of the tiaras used at the most recent weddings in the royal family: The tiara most associated with royal weddings in Sweden is the Cameo Tiara, which was worn by Queen Silvia … Continue reading

British Royals Attend Gurkha Anniversary Pageant

  June 9, 2015 at 8:14 pm by

The Sultan of Brunei and Queen Elizabeth arrive for the Gurkha 200 pageant at the Royal Hospital Chelsea; 09-06-2015

Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and Prince Harry attended a pageant at the Royal Hospital Chelsea today to celebrate 200 years of Gurkha service to the British Crown. They were joined by the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, for the event. View image | gettyimages.com A large display of battle reenactments and Nepalese cultural displays honoured the Gurkhas, Nepalese soldiers who have served in the … Continue reading

Polar Music Prize Receives Royal Attendance in Stockholm

  June 9, 2015 at 7:03 pm by

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia arrive for the Polar Music Prize; 09-06-2015

As they do each year, members of the Swedish Royal Family were present at the Polar Music Prize this afternoon at the Stockholm Concert Hall. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel dressed in their finest and walked the blue carpet upon arrival to the event, the King being his usual self and rushed past the media to get inside. View image | gettyimages.com The … Continue reading

President of Paraguay Lunches With Spanish King

  June 9, 2015 at 4:35 pm by

Queen Letizia, President Cartes of Paraguay and King Felipe pose for a photo before a lunch at the Royal Palace; 09-06-2015

The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes Jara, is currently on an official visit to Spain, and he was guest of honour at a luncheon hosted by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia at the Royal Palace in Madrid today. During the lunch, King Felipe delivered a speech in which he praised the current relationship between Spain and Paraguay, as well as Paraguay’s work in developing their nation, and said that … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cornwall Unveils Winston Churchill Memorials

  June 9, 2015 at 2:06 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall with the Duke of Marlborough and Nicholas Soames at the unveiling of a new Winston Churchill memorial at Blenheim Palace; 09-06-2015

The Duchess of Cornwall headed west to Oxfordshire today to unveil new memorials to Britain’s wartime Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. She first unveiled a stained glass window designed by Emma Blount at St Martin’s Church in Bladon that bares images associated with Churchill. The Duchess also laid a small bouquet of flowers on the grave of Churchill and his wife Clementine in the church’s graveyard. View image | gettyimages.com Afterwards, Camilla travelled to nearby … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding: Who Will Dress The Bride?

  June 9, 2015 at 9:00 am by

Sofia Hellqvist

There is less than five days to go until Sofia Hellqvist marries Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip, and one of the hot topics of discussion as we get down to the wire is what will the bride be wearing? And who will have been chosen to design her gown? Here are some of the designers who might have made the cut! Ida Sjöstedt: For her first gala event as a royal fiancé, Sofia … Continue reading

First The Queen, Now Prince Harry! Lady Gaga Continues Completing Her Royal Collection

  June 8, 2015 at 10:19 pm by

Prince Harry with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga and Sir Elton John; 08-06-2015

She met Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Variety Performance in 2009, and now Lady Gaga has met Prince Harry. The duo were introduced at the Royal Albert Hall this evening, where the American singer gave a jazz concert alongside the legendary Tony Bennett. The concert was held in aid of WellChild, one of the Prince’s charities. “We think you are fantastic,” Lady Gaga said to Harry as they posed for … Continue reading

Memorial Mass For Prince Kardam Held in Madrid

  June 8, 2015 at 7:39 pm by

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A memorial mass for the late Prince Kardam of Bulgaria was held this afternoon in Madrid. The San Jerónimo el Real Church was full of family and friends of the late Prince, who died on April 7, for the mass officiated by Archbishop Antonii, the representative of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Western Europe. Princess Miriam, Prince Boris and Prince Beltran (the widow and sons of Prince Kardam) and King Simeon … Continue reading

Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Couple Visit Villeroy & Boch

  June 8, 2015 at 4:28 pm by

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Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa paid a visit to ceramic maker Villeroy & Boch today in Septfontaines, where the company used to have a factory. At Château de Septfontaines, the Grand Ducal Couple met with three winners of the ‘Design Challenge’ that has been implemented by Villeroy & Boch and Luxinnovation, the national agency for research and innovation in the tiny European nation. The three winners – Anne Kieffer, Trixi … Continue reading

Princess Anne Reopens Lincoln Castle

  June 8, 2015 at 3:14 pm by

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The Princess Royal today reopened Lincoln Castle in Lincolnshire and viewed their exhibition on the Magna Carta. A crowd of around 2,500 were invited to attend the event, where the Princess unveiled a plaque to commemorate the reopening in the castle’s East Wing. Princess Anne then was shown around the castle walls – which had been restored meaning the public can now access more of the castle than before – and toured … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, June 1-7

  June 8, 2015 at 12:29 pm 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 June 14. The winner of last week’s poll winner was Crown Princess Victoria with 9 votes.  

Swedish Royal Wedding: A Profile of the Last Duchess of Värmland

  June 8, 2015 at 9:00 am by

Queen Victoria of Sweden, nee Princess of Baden

When she marries Prince Carl Philip on Saturday, Sofia Hellqivst will become the Duchess of Värmland. In the lead-up to the wedding, the TRF Blog has profiled the last woman who held that title, Victoria of Baden. Born on August 7, 1862 in Karlsruhe, Princess Victoria was the only daughter of Friedrich I, Grand Duke of Baden and Princess Louise of Prussia. She had two brothers, Friedrich II and Prince Ludwig. … Continue reading

Queen Maxima in New York: June 4-5

  June 8, 2015 at 3:41 am by

Queen Maxima in New York; 05-06-2015

In her role as special advocate of the United Nations Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima was in New York on June 4 and 5 to attend several meetings. On Thursday, the Queen took part at the meeting of the Group of Friends of Financial Inclusion, an informal group of 32 countries that are working to improve access to financial services. In her speech Queen Maxima said … Continue reading

Andrea Casiraghi Turns 31

  June 8, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Andrea Casiraghi

Andrea Casiraghi turns 31 years old today. Born on June 8, 1984, he is the eldest of three children of Caroline, Princess of Hanover and her second husband Stefano Casiraghi. Andrea also has a younger half sister. His full name is Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi. Andrea Casiraghi studied in France and moved to Canada for a few years before moving back to Paris to complete his studies at the American University … Continue reading

Unveiling of New King Olav V Statue in Oslo

  June 7, 2015 at 9:46 pm by

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The entire Norwegian Royal Family was present today for the unveiling of a new statue of the late King Olav V in the City Hall Square in Oslo. King Harald and Princess Astrid, two of King Olav’s three children, were given the honour of officially unveiling the statue, “Male and Monument”, designed by Olav Orud. Olav V is portrayed in civilian attire, standing in front of a dias to represent him … Continue reading

Luxembourg’s Young Royals Go Voting

  June 7, 2015 at 12:07 pm by

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Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sébastien all hit the ballots today to vote for the referendum 2015. They vote on foreigner voting rights, the right to vote from the age of 16 and limiting ministerial mandates to 10 years. The young royals – who went out voting together – cast their votes at the polling station in Luxembourg City, which they … Continue reading

On This Day: Birth of Empress Carlota of Mexico

  June 7, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Empress Carlota of Mexico, born Princess of Belgium

Princess Charlotte of Belgium, the woman who would become the only Empress of the Second Mexican Empire, was born 175 years ago. She was born at the Royal Palace of Laeken as the only daughter of Leopold I of the Belgians and his second wife, Louise of Orléans, on June 7, 1840. She was baptised Marie Charlotte Amélie Augustine Victoire Clémentine Léopoldine, with Charlotte designated as the name she would be known as, … Continue reading

Princess Isabella Baptises Ferry in Samsø

  June 6, 2015 at 11:35 pm by

Princess Isabella and Crown Princess Mary during their visit to Samso; 06-06-2015

It was a mother-daughter day for Crown Princess Mary and Princess Isabella today on the island of Samsø, where the eight-year-old undertook her first official engagement, the baptism of a ferry boat named M/F Prinsesse Isabella. A large crowd of locals came out to welcome the royal pair at their first stop, Sælvig Harbour, where Princess Isabella sent a bottle of cranberry juice made from island berries flying into the ferry boat’s … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Mark Armed Forces Day

  June 6, 2015 at 11:15 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia attend the Armed Forces Day parade in Madrid; 06-06-2015

The King and Queen of Spain attended the military parade marking Armed Forces Day this afternoon at the Plaza de la Lealtad (Plaza of Loyalty) in Madrid. King Felipe first laid a wreath in the plaza in memory of soldiers who have given their lives for Spain and inspected the guard of honour before he and Queen Letizia watched the parade. Over 500 members of the five branches of the Spanish … Continue reading

Qatari Royals Attend UEFA Champions League Final

  June 6, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

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The father of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, attended the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus Turin and FC Barcelona in Berlin, Germany. Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad, Sheikh Joan bin Hamad and Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad also attended. FC Barcelona beat Juventus Turin 3-1. The Qatari royals were seen surrounded by some of their entourage and taking pictures or videos of the match. View image | gettyimages.com … Continue reading

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