British Royal Wedding Look-Back: George V and Mary

  April 23, 2011 at 6:00 am by

The Duke and Duchess of York pose for a wedding portrait

Following our first instalment of ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Backs’ – Edward VII and Alexandra – yesterday, the TRF Blog would like to present our readers with the second instalment, looking at the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince George, the Duke of York and Her Serene Highness Princess Victoria May of Teck. On July 6th, 1893, the wedding of Prince George of Wales and Princess May of Teck took place … Continue reading

British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Edward VII and Alexandra

  April 22, 2011 at 6:00 am by

The Prince and Princess of Wales on their wedding day

As part of The Royal Forums’ lead up to the marriage of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton on Friday April 29th, the TRF Blog will be taking a journey through time, giving our readers a look at past British royal weddings. We begin in 1863, when His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales married Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Denmark. The couple first met in 1861, … Continue reading

Kate Shops for Honeymoon While Dress Speculation Continues

  April 22, 2011 at 2:52 am by

Click on the image to see more on telegraph.co.uk

While the destination of Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s honeymoon is still unknown, we know for sure that Catherine has been shopping for the trip. Catherine has been spotted with two protection officers browsing and picking up a few items from different stores on King’s Road in Chelsea, central London. Stores on her shopping list included Whistles, Warehouse and Banana Republic. Miss Middleton picked up a few summer dresses, tops … Continue reading

7 Days To Go – Countdown to the Royal Wedding

  April 22, 2011 at 1:45 am by

An official engagement portrait of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton

We’re in the home stretch! The royal wedding of the decade is only seven days away, and you would be hard-pressed to find a news outlet which doesn’t have a report or two about next Friday’s wedding between Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. This week, the official photographer for the wedding was revealed. Hugo Burnand, who was the official photographer for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of … Continue reading

A Quick Visit to Qatar by Jordan’s Royals

  April 21, 2011 at 9:45 am by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan

King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania Al Abdullah made a short visit that lasted several hours to Qatar, where they met with HH the Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. The Jordanian King and Queen were greeted upon arrival by the Emir & Sheikha Mozah. A session of official talks was held at the at the Emiri Diwan between Sheikh Hamad and … Continue reading

State Visit from Qatar to Spain

  April 21, 2011 at 9:26 am by

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa

HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser will begin a state visit to Spain from April the 25th-27th, 2011. The Emir & Sheikha Mozah will officially be welcomed in El Pardo Royal Palace by Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. The welcome ceremony will be followed by a lunch where not only the king and Queen will attend but also Their Royal … Continue reading

Profile: Melanie-Antoinette de Massy

  April 20, 2011 at 7:34 pm by

Melanie-Antoinette de Massy

Early this month, Caroline de Monaco, Princesse de Hanovre officiated at the opening day lunch for the Rolex Masters Tournament in Monte-Carlo. Caroline’s luncheon with tournament officials and players was covered in this blog. The day was followed by several charitable fundraising events that were not covered in this blog. Most years, Caroline’s cousin Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy has a prominent part in the opening of the tournament and the … Continue reading

Royal Wedding Silver Proof Coin Give Away

  April 20, 2011 at 2:03 pm by

The Royal Wedding UK Silver Proof Coin

With the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton around the corner, The Royal Forums brings you a beautiful give away, a chance to win one of five William and Catherine Silver Proof Coin to be given away. Bearing the officially approved portraits of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, this is only the sixth time in history that a double portrait has appeared on British coinage.  The Royal Wedding UK … Continue reading

Royal Wedding Spoof Goes Viral

  April 20, 2011 at 9:22 am by

View the T-Mobile video at YouTube

T-Mobile sure did a right royal job with their most recent advertisement. Tapping into the current royal wedding craze, the company produced a spoof of the upcoming April 29 nuptials between Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey to use as a marketing tool. Featuring an arm-raising Archbishop of Canterbury, 70s-style Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie dancers and an incredibly good Duchess of Cornwall look-a-like, the video begins with the … Continue reading

Watch William & Kate’s Wedding Live on YouTube

  April 20, 2011 at 8:06 am by

Engagement picture William & Catherine

The British Royal Court’s YouTube channel, “The Royal Channel”, will broadcast the wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011, live. The live stream includes the Bridal Couple’s journey to and from Westminster Abbey, the Wedding Service, the balcony appearance and the fly past. According to the press release at the official wedding website: “The feed will be taken from the BBC without a … Continue reading

The Royal Forums reaches 1.000.000 posts

  April 20, 2011 at 7:41 am by

The Royal Forums team is proud to announce that we have reached a major milestone. We now have over 1.000.000 posts. There are 2 more major milestones coming up, we are a few thousand members short of 50.000 members, and next year, TRF will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary. Stay tuned for more information about this amazing milestone. History of The Royal Forums TRF started out as LesTribunesRoyales. It is unknown … Continue reading

Catherine Middleton Receives Family Coat of Arms

  April 19, 2011 at 10:07 am by

View the image at The Daily Mail

Dating back to the 12th century when lords and knights displayed them on their shields during battle as a form of identification, coats of arms today have a different meaning and in most countries are not widely used by the general public. However, when you’re British and marrying the second-in-line to the throne, a coat of arms is a reflection on your family and becomes a part of your history. … Continue reading

Death of Princess Teresa of Orleans-Bragança

  April 19, 2011 at 6:40 am by

Princess Teresa

Yesterday, princess Teresa of Orleans-Bragança died at the age of 91. The princess died in her home at the Rua D. Afonso Henriques in Estoril, Portugal. The princess was the youngest daughter of Prince Pedro of Brazil and his wife Countess Elisabeth Dobrzensky von Dobrzenicz. The princess often attended royal gatherings in Europe, due to the marriages of her siblings. Her eldest sister Isabelle married the late count of Paris, … Continue reading

Saudi King attends Sister’s Funeral

  April 19, 2011 at 3:47 am by

Saudi Coat of Arms

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah, and Crown Prince Sultan, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defence and Aviation, attended the funeral prayer for Princess Seeta bint Abdul Aziz at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in the capital city of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. After the funeral prayer, King Abdullah received condolences. Princess Seeta, who passed away at the age of 80, was Saudi’s King Abdullah’s sister who … Continue reading

The Hannover Brothers

  April 18, 2011 at 10:10 pm by

Prince Ernst August of Hannover, Junior

Prince Ernst August Junior, as he is being called these days in the German press, is the heir apparent and eldest son of Prince Ernst August V, The Prince of Hannover. In his 27 years, the junior Ernst has cleverly managed to stay under the radar, despite his father’s high-profile marriage to Princess Caroline of Monaco, a marriage that had the added allure of juicy gossip about infidelities and public … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to Germany, Day 4

  April 16, 2011 at 3:47 pm by

Gallery at PPE Agency

On April 15, Queen Beatrix, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima spent their last day in Germany. The Dutch Royals were in the German state of North Rhein-Westphalia, welcomed by the Govenor, Hannelore Kraft. The Queen, the Prince of Orange and Princess Maxima visited the former coal mine Zeche Zollverein in Essen, now the Red Dot Design Museum. Here they signed the Golden Book of the city Essen. At … Continue reading

State Visit to Germany, Day 3

  April 15, 2011 at 6:22 pm by

Gallery at Getty Images

On the third day of their visit, Queen Beatrix and the Crown Prince Couple were in Dresden, the capital of Saxony. Welcomed by the Prime Minister of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich, the Dutch Royals started the day by visiting the Frauenkirche Cathedral. This Cathedral was rebuilt in 2005, after the destruction which occurred during the Second World War and is regarded as symbol of peace and reconciliation. Later in the afternoon, … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to Germany, Day 2

  April 15, 2011 at 9:32 am by

Gallery at Getty Images

On the second day of the State Visit, Queen Beatrix, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima have a met with the Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, at the Adlon Hotel. Then the Dutch Royals visited a television tower, a building 368 metres high, at Alexanderplatz. Later in the morning Princess Maxima, along with Mrs Bettina Wulff, made a visit to the Friedensburg secondary school. They attended a lesson on … Continue reading

Life Going on in Monaco

  April 15, 2011 at 9:26 am by

From the avatar gallery

Obladi, Oblada, Life goes on! Princess Antoinette, Monaco’s nonagenarian matriarch and last fallen icon of past reigns, was laid to rest in the Chapel of the Peace. March ended. Spring came. Prince Albert and his soon-to-be princess, Charlene, paid a visit to the ancestral land of that other fallen icon, the Prince’s Irish-American mother, Grace Kelly! Three days later, the couple was back in Monaco. The Prince met his neice, … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to Germany, Day 1

  April 15, 2011 at 8:35 am by

Gallery at Getty Images

Queen Beatrix, along with Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima, started on April 12 a State Visit to Germany that will end on April 15. The Dutch Royals are accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Rosenthal, the Foreign Affairs Secretary Knapp and the Minister for Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation Verhagen. On Tuesday April 12 the Dutch Royals were welcomed by German President Christian Wulff and his wife, … Continue reading

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