Order of the Garter Service Cancelled In Favour of State Opening of Parliament

  April 27, 2017 at 8:43 am by

Queen Elizabeth

Buckingham Palace today announced that the Order of the Garter service will not take place in 2017, as the June 19 date is required for the State Opening of Parliament following the June 8 snap election. Queen Elizabeth presides over the State Opening of Parliament. However, this year, it is reported that the Opening will have “reduced ceremonial elements” – there will be no carriage procession, a limited amount of ceremonial … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander’s Milestone Birthday – The Big 5-0

  April 27, 2017 at 6:00 am by

King Willem-Alexander

On April 27 King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands marks his milestone fiftieth birthday. It will be celebrated with a dinner at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam on Friday night. The King is the eldest of three sons born to Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands. He was educated at the United World College of the Atlantic and Leiden University, and did eighteen months training with the Royal Netherlands Navy. In … Continue reading

King Felipe Honours Antonio Banderas For “Enhancing Image of Spain”

  April 26, 2017 at 2:14 pm by

King Felipe

The King of Spain presented actor Antonio Banderas with the fourth ‘Camino Real’ award for his work “positively projecting and enhancing the image of Spain in the US” on Tuesday at the Universidad de Alcalá. “Mr Banderas is a clear example of the talent, ingenuity and versatility that our land is capable of giving. Not only is he an actor of recognized prestige, but he has also developed an infinity of activities within and outside his profession. … Continue reading

Victoria Joins Willem-Alexander For OPCW Anniversary In The Hague

  April 26, 2017 at 11:42 am by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands welcomed Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria to The Hague on Wednesday as she joined him at the opening ceremony of the Chemical Weapons Prohibition Organisation’s twentieth anniversary events. The two royals – who are long-time friends – posed for photos outside the Ridderzaal in The Hauge’s Binnenhof ahead of the event, which was also attended by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. The Chemical Weapons Prohibition Organisation was created in … Continue reading

Sibling Love Showcased On Jordanian Royals’ Social Media

  April 26, 2017 at 7:38 am by

Prince Hashem, Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Salma

The close bond between the children of King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan was on display this week on the social media accounts of the Queen and the couple’s elder son, Crown Prince Hussein. Both shared photographs of a recent shopping outing; Hussein captioning his photo “Fun times with Hashem and Salma”, while Queen Rania posted a ‘photobombing’ photo of herself, Princess Salma and Prince Hashem in the background … Continue reading

A Princess England-Bound: Princess Kako To Study In Leeds

  April 26, 2017 at 7:19 am by

Princess Kako of Japan

The Imperial Household Agency has announced that Princess Kako, younger daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, will be heading to England in the northern fall for a year’s exchange at the University of Leeds. Princess Kako is currently studying at Tokyo’s International Christian University; her studies in Leeds will be credited towards her degree at ICU. The 22-year-old Princess began her university education at the Gakushuin University, before making the decision … Continue reading

Princess Beatrice Attends Shoe Launch At The Connaught

  April 26, 2017 at 3:40 am by

Princess Beatrice

On Tuesday evening, Princess Beatrice of York was present at The Connaught Hotel in London for a dinner celebrating the new shoe collection of Mrs Alice for French Sole. The Princess mingled with other guests and posed for photographs with the range’s designer, her friend Alice Naylor-Leyland (whose husband Tom is the heir to the Naylor-Leyland Baronetcy).

A Vision In Blue: Victoria Attends Royal Patriotic Society Annual Ceremony

  April 25, 2017 at 8:14 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria

The Crown Princess of Sweden was fabulous in royal blue on Tuesday as she presented the Royal Patriotic Society’s annual Enterprise Medals in a ceremony at the Riddarhuset in Stockholm. Victoria wore a form-fitting evening gown with slight draping across the shoulder and bodice from Escada. She paired the gown with diamond and sapphire jewels, her hair in a simple side-swept chignon. The medals are awarded to Swedish entrepreneurs who have … Continue reading

A Very Royal Anniversary For Motability With Reception At Windsor Castle

  April 25, 2017 at 5:24 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II helped one of her patronages celebrate its fortieth anniversary on Tuesday with a reception hosted at Windsor Castle. Motability, an organisation that provides grants to disabled individuals to assist them in leasing or purchasing a disability-adapted vehicle, was formed in 1977, and the Queen has been its patron since. The Queen met with Motability volunteers and people who have received assistance from the organisation over the years. She … Continue reading

The Duke of York Marks Anzac Day in London Ceremonies

  April 25, 2017 at 4:49 pm by

Prince Andrew

The sacrifice of fallen Australian and New Zealander soldiers was commemorated in London by the Duke of York on Tuesday April 25, Anzac Day. Prince Andrew attended a dawn service at the Australian War Memorial at Hyde Park Corner, alongside the High Commissioners of both countries – Alexander Downer and Sir Jerry Mateparae. All three men laid wreaths at the base of the memorial during the service. Later in the morning, the Duke attended … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Attends G20 Women20 Summit in Berlin

  April 25, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

Queen Maxima and Ivanka Trump

In her role as Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development and Honorary President of the Global Partnership for Inclusive Finance “Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion” (GPFI) of the G20, Queen Máxima was present today, Tuesday April 25, at a panel entitled “Inspiring Women: Scaling up Women’s Entrepreneurship” as part of the G20 Women20 Summit held in Berlin from April 24 to 26. At the … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit East Flanders

  April 25, 2017 at 3:45 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

Today, Tuesday April 25, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of East Flanders. The fist stop was at the Wissekerke Castle, situated in the municipality of Kruibeke. Accompanied by the Governor of East Flanders, Jan Briers, and the Mayor of Kruibeke, Jos Stassen, the Royal Couple toured the castle where they signed the Golden Book and then visited the polders of Kruibeke, the largest controlled flood … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Opens The Extension Of TrygFonden’s Family House

  April 25, 2017 at 1:13 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

Today, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark made some families very happy by visiting them during the opening TrygFonden’s Family house extension in Aarhus University Hospital. Princess Mary was taken on a tour of the new 10 rooms, and met with former and current families. TrygFonden’s Family House is located in the Aarhus University Hospital and it is for families with children who need long term stay at the hospital. The … Continue reading

Prince Liam of Nassau Christened At The Vatican

  April 25, 2017 at 5:43 am by

Prince Liam of Nassau on his christening day

The four-and-a-half month old son of Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg was christened at the Choir Chapel of St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Saturday April 22. Prince Liam was christened into the Roman Catholic faith by Reverend Dr. George Woodall. His godparents are Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg and Anna Maria Pamin. Attending the ceremony were the Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand … Continue reading

King Felipe and Queen Letizia Begin Two-Day Visit to the Canary Islands

  April 24, 2017 at 4:43 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

The King and Queen of Spain embarked on a two-day visit to the Canary Islands on Monday, where they will visit a number of organisations that are important to the Islands’ economic, social, cultural and scientific initiatives. They began at Casa de Colón in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for a presentation on Spain’s nomination for UNESCO World Heritage listing in 2018, the Risco Caido and the sacred mountains of Gran … Continue reading

Charles Turns Train Driver During Visit to Banchory, Scotland

  April 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm by

The Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales tried his hand at being a train driver during his Monday visit to the Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society in Milton of Crathes, Banchory (a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland). Charles met with the Society’s volunteers and train driver James West before he donned a pair of custom overalls over his kilt and stepped into the cab of a steam train that his The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation assisted in … Continue reading

The Bubble Princess: Mary of Denmark Opens Research Day 2017

  April 24, 2017 at 10:08 am by

Crown Princess Mary

As patron, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark officially opened Research Day 2017 on Monday at the Experimentarium in Hellerup. During her visit to the annual science festival, Mary toured a number of stalls where different aspects of scientific research were on display, including ‘Bobleriet’ where she volunteered to be ‘covered’ in a giant bubble to help demonstrate the forces of soap liquids. She also was given the chance to try … Continue reading

Prince Constantijn Presents World Press Photo 2016

  April 23, 2017 at 4:48 pm by

Princess Laurentien and Prince Constantijn

Yesterday, Saturday April 22, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien were present at the ceremony of the World Press Photo of the Year 2016 award held at the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam. The Prince presented this year’s award to Turkish photographer Burhan Özbilici photographer, who works for the Associated Press. He was awarded for his photograph of the murder of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, on December 19 during … Continue reading

On Your Marks, Get Set, Go! London Marathon Gets Royal Kick-Start

  April 23, 2017 at 9:14 am by

The Cambridges and Prince Harry

The almost 50,000 runners in the 2017 London Marathon were sent on their way by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry this morning, as the royal trio pushed the starting buzzer to signal the start of the 42km run. William, Kate and Harry were there on the starting line to cheer the runners on, and joked with each other ahead of the official start with the airhorns they … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Royal Palace of Caserta

  April 23, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Royal Palace of Caserta

Italian unions criticise museum chief of Royal Palace of Caserta for working too hard https://t.co/XSFzGMqoi4 pic.twitter.com/5hDITviPan — The Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 6, 2016 Location: Province of Caserta, Campania, the Italian Republic Built: 1752-1773 Architect: Luigi Vanvitelli Commissioned By: Carlos VII of Naples (later Carlos III of Spain) Style: Late Baroque / Early Neoclassical Rooms: 1,200 On The Palace Grounds: Theatre, Palatine Chapel, Palace Gardens with the Grand Cascade, Aqueduct Carolino Current Owner: Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali … Continue reading

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