Fulfilling His Promise: Harry Delivers US Soldier’s Invictus Medal To Hospital That Saved Her Life

  June 1, 2016 at 9:29 am by

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Prince Harry delivered on a promise he made to US Sergeant Elizabeth Marks last month at the Invictus Games today, by delivering one of her Games gold medals to the staff of Papworth Hospital. The hospital saved her life back in 2014 just before the first Invictus Games. On the plane ride over to London, Marks fell seriously ill and was rushed to Papworth upon landing where she was put … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Attends Queen Elisabeth Music Contest Award Ceremony

  June 1, 2016 at 8:51 am by

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Yesterday, Tuesday May 31, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians participated in the award ceremony of the International Queen Elisabeth Grand Prize – the Queen Mathilde Prize that this year was focused on the piano competition. The ceremony took place at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo. Winner of this year was the Czech pianist Lukas Vondracek who received a prize of 25,000€ and the opportunity to hold concerts … Continue reading

A Nostalgic Visit for the Emperor and Empress

  June 1, 2016 at 8:18 am by

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Yesterday, 31st May, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan visited the Tokyo Metropolitan Koganei Park in the Western suburbs of Tokyo for a nostalgic visit to where His Majesty spent some of his youth living and going to school. During the war years, the then Crown Prince Akihito attended Gakushuin Secondary School in the Mejiro district of Tokyo, which was destroyed in an air-raid during the war. The school … Continue reading

Who Wore It Better, Maxima Or Mathilde?

  June 1, 2016 at 1:26 am by

Queen Maxima

It’s not the first time that the Queen of The Netherlands and The Belgium Queen step out in the same outfit. Queen Maxima first wore the Structured bamboo and silk dress by designer Natan in silver with a soft print to the Orange Fonds awards, click here. Queen Mathilde wore the same dress but in a white, grey and black print. Embed from Getty Images So who do you think … Continue reading

Princess Royal Leads Battle of Jutland Centenary Commemorations

  May 31, 2016 at 3:07 pm by

Princess Anne with the German President at the Battle of Jutland 100th anniversary commemorations

Joined by German President Joachim Gauck and the British Prime Minister David Cameron, the Princess Royal has led commemorations in Orkney, Scotland to mark 100 years since the Battle of Jutland in the First World War. They, along with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, attended a service at St Magnus Cathedral before inspecting the Weeping Window sculpture that sits outside the Cathedral entrance and is made … Continue reading

MPs in Denmark Don’t Want Queen Margrethe’s Grandchildren To Receive An Appanage (Which They Likely Wouldn’t Anyway…)

  May 31, 2016 at 10:24 am by

Queen Margrethe and her grandchildren

With Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s eldest grandchild, Prince Nikolai, turning 18 next year and becoming an adult, debate has been reignited in Denmark regarding whether or not the eight grandchildren of the 76-year-old monarch should receive their own appanage when they come of age. Spokespeople for the various political parties in the country have come out saying that only the monarch and the heir should receive government funding. “Simple mathematics … Continue reading

Exclusive Photo of Queen Elizabeth for Vanity Fair Cover

  May 31, 2016 at 9:31 am by

Queen Elizabeth on the cover of Vanity Fair

Another of the photographs taken in April by Annie Leibovitz of Queen Elizabeth will grace the cover of the next edition of Vanity Fair UK to mark the monarch’s 90th birthday. The photo shows the Queen in the garden at Windsor Castle with four of her beloved dogs, Willow, Holly, Vulcan and Candy. Another unseen photo is of the Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, in the Oak Sitting Room of the Castle. “I … Continue reading

The Danes Are Now Instagramers and Facebookers

  May 31, 2016 at 8:07 am by

The Danish Royal Family are now on Instagram and Facebook

Earlier today, Instagram and Facebook pages for the Danish Royal Family went live, bringing the Danes in line with several other royal families in their use of social media. A photograph of Queen Margrethe II taken by Crown Prince Frederik at Amalienborg was the first photo uploaded on the Instagram account a few hours ago, while a video following the Queen through one of the Palaces before having the photo taken … Continue reading

Look Who’s Visiting Romania Too!

  May 31, 2016 at 6:12 am by

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His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is currently in Romania and was received by Crown Princess Margareta of Romania and Prince Radu during the start of his latest visit to the country he is so fond of.  In his usual gallant style, Prince Charles kissed the Princess’s hand during the warm and friendly greeting outside the Palace gates, before the royal party walked along a red carpet and past uniformed … Continue reading

Crown Princess Margareta Hosts Official Reception for Princess Muna

  May 31, 2016 at 5:24 am by

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Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta of Romania has hosted a formal reception in the Hall of Kings at the Elisabeta Palace, in honour of Her Royal Highness Princess Muna al-Hussein of Jordan’s visit to Romania. Prince Radu, Princess Maria and various dignitaries from Romania’s academic, diplomatic and cultural fields were also in attendance. Wearing a beautifully fitted dress of green lace, the Custodian of the Crown made a formal welcome … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Opens First European Congress on Emergency Medical Services

  May 30, 2016 at 6:03 pm by

Princess Mary at the emergency medical services congress

Today in Copenhagen, Crown Princess Mary opened the first European Emergency Medical Services Congress at the Tivoli Conference Centre. Crown Princess Mary attended today the opening of the European Emergency Medical Services Congress (EMS2016). pic.twitter.com/T9jEC3Hoj6 — Scandinavian Royals. (@crownprincely) May 30, 2016 Mary was greeted at the congress by a young girl named Elvira, who herself received life-saving treatment from emergency medical services four years ago when a piece of apple … Continue reading

Princess Beatrix Opens An Exhibition In Madrid With King Felipe And Queen Letizia

  May 30, 2016 at 5:19 pm by

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Today, Monday May 30, Princess Beatrix was present at the opening of an exhibition at the Prado Museum in Madrid along with King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain. Embed from Getty Images The exhibition called “El Bosco” was organized to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Hieronymus Bosch, a Dutch painter born around 1450’s. In the Prado Museum, major work of the Dutch painter from the Royal … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, May 23-29

  May 30, 2016 at 2:59 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 of a few outfits in this week’s poll. Voting closes on June 4.  

On This Day: Henry VIII Marries Third Wife, Jane Seymour

  May 30, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Henry VIII and Jane Seymour

Back in 1536 – the year dubbed that of the ‘Three Queens’ – Henry VIII of England took his third wife, Jane Seymour, in holy matrimony (well, as holy as any marriage of Henry VIII’s could be!). They were married on May 30 in the Queen’s Closet at Whitehall Palace by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer. The private ceremony was held a mere eleven days after the execution of … Continue reading

Princesses Visit Open-air Museum

  May 30, 2016 at 5:12 am by

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Her Royal Highness Princess Muna of Jordan has continued her visit to Romania with a visit to the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum (Muzeul Satului) in Herăstrău Park, Bucharest, accompanied by her host for the stay, Crown Princess Margareta. The Museum is an open air museum with over 270 authentic peasant farms and houses from all over Romania giving a fascinating insight into traditional Romanian village life. Princess Muna appeared … Continue reading

Traditional Tasks for the Emperor and Empress of Japan

  May 29, 2016 at 6:04 pm by

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Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan perform a variety of official duties throughout the year, including holding audiences and greeting official guests and heads of state at the Imperial Palace, visiting exhibitions and museums and spending time with the people of Japan in times of need, such as when natural disasters occur in the country. Other duties include performing ceremonial tasks including Shinto rituals to honour … Continue reading

Princess Muna Visits Romania

  May 29, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

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Her Royal Highness Princess Muna al-Hussein of Jordan has arrived in Romania at the invitation of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta for an official visit centering on Children’s Day, being celebrated around the world on 1st June.  Upon her arrival in Romania, Princess Muna looked elegant in a bright yellow jacket and floral skirt as she was greeted by Prince Radu at the airport. A special children’s event called “The Feast … Continue reading

King of Bhutan Performs Ritual for New Law School

  May 29, 2016 at 4:56 pm by

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His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan today performed a “ground-breaking ceremony” (Sa-Lhang Tendrel) for the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law at Pangbisa in Paro, west of Thimphu.  It will be the first School of Law in the country. Sa-Lhang Tendril is a cultural tradition in Bhutan and takes place before any construction work is undertaken. The Bhutanese have an ancient belief that the land is possessed by … Continue reading

Official Portraits of Prince Oscar’s Christening Released

  May 29, 2016 at 10:42 am by

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A series of official portraits from Prince Oscar’s christening on Friday has been released by the Swedish Royal Court this morning. The photos were taken at the Royal Palace in Stockholm after the ceremony by Anna Lena Ahlstrom. Several compositions were taken, including one of the Crown Princess Family, with the godparents, with grandparents and one of just the King with his eldest daughter and her two children. Official photos … Continue reading

Camilla and Juan Carlos Watch On As Duke of Wellington’s Daughter Marries in Spain

  May 29, 2016 at 10:38 am by

Alejandro Santo Domingo and Lady Charlotte Wellesley after their wedding

Lady Charlotte Wellesley, daughter of the Duke of Wellington and his wife Princess Antonia of Prussia, married Alejandro Santo Domingo yesterday in a ceremony held at the Church of the Incarnation in Granada, Spain. Todas las fotos de la boda del año: la de Alejandro Santo Domingo y Lady Charlotte Wellesley https://t.co/2xqM4xvjSP pic.twitter.com/dVE94bgEy9 — Vanity Fair España (@VanityFairSpain) May 29, 2016 Among the notable guest list was the Duchess of Cornwall, … Continue reading

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