New Polls: Outfit of the Week, April 13–19

  April 20, 2015 at 11:39 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 April 25. The winner of last week’s poll was Crown Princess Mary of Denmark with 18 votes.

Hereditary Prince and Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Expecting Second Child

  April 19, 2015 at 7:17 pm by

Hereditary Princess Kelly and Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was displaying a baby bump whilst she visited the exhibition “TimeDream” at Schloss Callenburg in Coburg, Germany with her husband Hereditary Prince Hubertus. The exhibition showcased the family’s collection of antique clocks. Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly already have a daughter, Princess Katharina, who was born on 30 April 2014 in Coburg. Her full name is Katharina Victoria Elizabeth Cheryl. The … Continue reading

Queen Maxima In Washington

  April 19, 2015 at 11:52 am by

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In her role as special advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima took part in one of the spring meetings held by the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C. on April 16 and 17. On Friday April 17, Queen Maxima attended the seminar “Universal Financial Access 2020: Towards the Last Mile” along with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, … Continue reading

Prince Harry’s Military Secondment in Australia

  April 19, 2015 at 3:45 am by

Prince Harry inspects a Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter in Darwin, Australia

New photos have been released of Prince Harry during his first two weeks seconding with the Australian Defence Force. The series of photos show the Prince undertaking training exercises with the North-West Mobile Force and the 1st Brigade in Darwin. Other photos show Harry playing wheelchair Australian Rules Football with wounded soldiers at the Soldier Recover Centre at the Robertson Barracks. View image | gettyimages.com Prince Harry will soon be participating in Exercise Thunder … Continue reading

Joachim, Marie and Children Visit Aalborg Zoo

  April 18, 2015 at 10:04 pm by

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Prince Joachim and Princess Marie took their two children, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena, to Aalborg Zoo today to help celebrate the zoo’s 80th anniversary. The family were accompanied by the director of the zoo, Henrik Vester Johansen, and the Mayor of Aalborg, Thomas Kastrup Larsen, for their visit, which included a show at the Zoofari Scene, where animals the zoo trains demonstrate their skills. Little Henrik and Athena were able … Continue reading

The Princess Royal Visits North Devon

  April 17, 2015 at 5:08 pm by

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The Princess Royal today travelled to North Devon where she helped to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway. Princess Anne met with locals and railway staff upon her arrival to Lynmouth, which is connected to Lynton – a small town atop a gorge – by a water-powered funicular railway opened in 1890. After unveiling a plaque at the railway station in Lynmouth, the Princess alighted a railway … Continue reading

Princess Beatrix at Portrait Unveiling at the Beatrix Childen’s Hospital

  April 17, 2015 at 12:38 pm by

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Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands today unveiled a series of portraits of herself at the Beatrix Children’s Hospital of the University Medical Center Groningen. The portraits – which have been arranged to create a collage – were donated to the hospital by their artist Marte Röling. The Princess was assisted by 4-year-old Guus in unveiling the pieces by pressing a large red button to drop the curtain. At the same time, a neon … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday: Black-Tie Dinner

  April 16, 2015 at 11:53 pm by

Queen Margrethe at the dinner at Fredensborg for her 75th birthday; 16-04-2015

To round out the Queen of Denmark’s 75th birthday celebrations, a black-tie dinner was held this evening at Fredensborg Palace. A smaller number of guests were invited to this dinner than the previous night’s, but included some new royals – the Swedish and Norwegian heirs and their spouses. On the menu for the evening was crab bisque, stuffed turkey breast in white wine sauce, and a camembert feuilleté. Fireworks above the … Continue reading

A Son For Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa Aga Khan

  April 16, 2015 at 6:15 pm by

Princess Salwa and Prince Rahim Aga Khan

The Aga Khan’s eldest son and his wife have welcomed their first child it has been announced. Princess Salwa, wife of Prince Rahim Aga Khan, gave birth to a son named Irfan on April 11 in Geneva, Switzerland. Both mother and son are doing well, according the statement released to the Ismaili Muslim Community. The Aga Khan expressed the “great happiness” of both his family and that of his daughter-in-law stemming from … Continue reading

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko Visit Imperial Graveyard

  April 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm by

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The Emperor and Empress of Japan today paid a visit to the Musashino Imperial Graveyard in Hachioji, Tokyo. Visiting the cemetery is a tradition following the Japanese Emperor’s return from an overseas trip. The cemetery is the final resting place of Emperor Akihito’s parents, Emperor Hirohito and Empress Kōjun, and his paternal grandparents, Emperor Taishō and Empress Teimei. After their visit to the graveyard, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited the Takao Mikoromo Hall … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday: Balcony Appearance & Town Hall Reception

  April 16, 2015 at 9:42 am by

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Queen Margrethe II of Denmark turns 75 today, and has been celebrated with a series of events in Copenhagen. After being woken by her family and a few close friends singing underneath her bedroom window at Fredensborg Palace, the Queen headed into the capital for the festivities. She and her immediate family – sons Frederik and Joachim with their wives and children – appeared on the main balconies of Christian … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Debuts Her Ansorena Tiara

  April 16, 2015 at 1:10 am by

Queen Letizia wears her Ansorena tiara to the Queen of Denmark's 75th birthday gala; 15-04-2015

It appears that when foreign royals receive an invitation to a major gala event in Denmark, they go rummaging around in their jewel vaults thinking, “What hasn’t been worn in a while?” First Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece brought out Queen Sophie’s Diamond Tiara for a banquet in 2012 to celebrate Queen Margrethe II’s ruby jubilee. Now, Queen Letizia of Spain has debuted her Ansorena tiara at the same Queen’s … Continue reading

Gala Banquet for Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday

  April 15, 2015 at 8:53 pm by

Queen Margrethe at the gala banquet held for her 75th birthday; 15-04-2015

A gala banquet was held tonight at Christiansborg Palace to celebrate Queen Margrethe’s 75th birthday tomorrow. Around 300 guests feasted on halibut, beef tenderloin with potatoes, white asparagus and pearl onions, and cream cheese flan. The guest list included the Belgian, Dutch, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish monarchs, as well as the President of Iceland. View image | gettyimages.com Speeches were delivered by Crown Prince Frederik (who wished Belgium’s King Philippe … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Hosts Order of Merit Luncheon

  April 15, 2015 at 5:38 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth attend a lunch for members of the Order of Merit; 15-04-2015

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh today hosted a luncheon at Windsor Castle for members of the Order of Merit. Among the attendees were Sir David Attenborough, the Lord Fellowes, Sir Roger Penrose, Baroness Betty Boothroyd and the former Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard. View image | gettyimages.com The Order of Merit was founded in 1902 by King Edward VII to honour “individuals of great achievement in the … Continue reading

Princess Charlene Presents Sports Prize To Novak Djokovic

  April 15, 2015 at 12:16 pm by

Princess Charlene

Princess Charlene presented on Tuesday morning Novak Djokovic with Sportsman of the Year prize in Monaco. The 37 year old Princess was all smiles while giving the Tennis player the award. The Laureus World Sports Awards event was shown live in Shanghai where the event was originally taking place which was being attended by sports stars and actors from around the world. Princess Charlene wore a Navy leather jacket and … Continue reading

70th Anniversary of Grand Duchess Charlotte’s Return to Luxembourg

  April 14, 2015 at 9:53 pm by

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Today marks the 70th anniversary of Grand Duchess Charlotte’s return to Luxembourg after a five-year exile during World War Two. A commemoration was held at Clairefontaine Square in Luxembourg City. Grand Duke Jean, the eldest son of Grand Duchess Charlotte, was present for the ceremony alongside his eldest son and the current reigning Grand Duke, Henri, and his wife Maria Teresa. Members of Luxembourg’s government, parliament and diplomatic corps were also … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Attend Koningsdag Concert

  April 14, 2015 at 8:45 pm by

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The King and Queen of the Netherlands were joined by Princesses Beatrix and Margriet tonight at the Koningsdag Concert in Dordrecht. Blue was the colour of choice for the ladies, each wearing a blue dress in varying shades. Even King Willem-Alexander got in on the blue theme, donning a light blue checked tie with his navy suit. The concert, held at the Energiehuis, was held to mark the upcoming Koningsdag … Continue reading

Daughter for Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo

  April 14, 2015 at 6:26 pm by

Tatiana Santo Domingo and Andrea Casiraghi in London in October

Tatiana Santo Domingo has given birth to a baby girl, the Prince’s Palace of Monaco has confirmed in a short statement. “The Princess of Hanover and Mrs Vera Santo Domingo are happy to announce the birth of their granddaughter, born April 12, 2015. Mother and child are doing well,” the statement read. The baby girl – whose name is still unknown – is the second child for Tatiana and her … Continue reading

Wessex Family Visit the Ubunye Foundation in South Africa

  April 14, 2015 at 3:13 pm by

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On April 10, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children, Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn, visited the Ubunye Foundation in South Africa. The Ubunye Foundation is one of the Countess of Wessex’s patronages and is located in Grahamstown. It helps rural families from the Eastern Cape of South Africa become more self-reliant. The foundation was established in 2002. During the visit, the Countess of Wessex said: … Continue reading

Prince Henrik Too Ill To Attend Queen Margrethe’s Birthday Celebrations

  April 14, 2015 at 12:21 pm by

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik enter the court ball

Queen Margarethe of Denmark is celebrating her 75th birthday celebrations over the next two days and she won’t be joined by her husband, Princes Henrik. The Royal House communications director said today that the Prince Consort won’t be attending the celebrations because he has a flu. The Prince already missed the press conference the Queen held on April 13 in connection with her birthday. Prince Henrik was suppose to attend … Continue reading

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