Icelandic President Pays State Visit to Norway

  March 23, 2017 at 7:58 pm by

King Harald and the President of Iceland

The President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, has paid a state visit to Norway this week, on the invitation of King Harald V. The three-day visit began on Tuesday with an official welcoming ceremony in the Palace Square outside the Royal Palace of Oslo, where the President and the King inspected a guard of honour. Afterwards, inside the Palace, a photograph of the royal family – King Harald, Queen Sonja, … Continue reading

Swedes Host 2017’s First Representation Dinner

  March 23, 2017 at 7:38 pm by

Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf

The first representation dinner for 2017 was held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on Thursday evening, hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. As usual, guests were from a large cross section of Swedish society: government, the diplomatic corps, business, sports and science. They were received by the King and Queen, along with Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia in the White … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Attends ‘Tobacco or Health’ Conference in Portugal

  March 23, 2017 at 4:45 pm by

Queen Letizia

Spain’s Queen Letizia was present at the opening ceremony of the 7th Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH) at the Sheraton Porto Hotel in Porto, Portugal on Thursday. The Queen delivered a speech at the opening, which she began with offering condolences to the victims of the terror attack in London on Tuesday that has claimed four innocent lives. “We all stand firmly together against any form of terror or … Continue reading

“There Is No Rule Book, No Right or Wrong” – Duchess of Cambridge Speaks Motherhood At Film Launch

  March 23, 2017 at 1:26 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken about the joys and challenges of motherhood as she helped launch a film series put together by family charity Best Beginnings. “Nothing can really prepare you for you the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother.  It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love, and worry, all mixed together,” Kate said, remarking how it is challenging even for people … Continue reading

Second Child On The Way For Carl Philip and Sofia

  March 23, 2017 at 10:36 am by

Prince Carl Philip, Prince Alexander and Princess Sofia

The Swedish Royal Court announced Thursday morning that young Prince Alexander will be receiving a sibling come September. Princess Sofia is pregnant with her second child. “We are pleased to announce that we are expecting a child, a sibling for Prince Alexander. We look forward to welcoming a new little member of our family,” Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia said in the statement. The couple’s schedule of engagements over … Continue reading

Princess Eugenie of York at 27: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  March 23, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Princess Eugenie

Today is the 27th birthday of Princess Eugenie of York, the younger daughter of the Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson. The Princess – like her sister – has never been afraid to take a sartorial risk, and has really grown into her fashion style over the past few years, so let’s take a look at her five best fashion moments. 5. Attending the 2016 Trooping the Colour, Princess Eugenie donned a … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Cancels Thursday Engagement In Wake of London Terror Attack

  March 22, 2017 at 8:31 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

In the wake of Wednesday afternoon’s terror attack in Westminster, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh’s planned engagement to open the new headquarters of the Metropolitan Police has been postponed. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said this evening that “in light of today’s events the decision has been taken to postpone the Queen’s engagement to New Scotland Yard” and that it will be rescheduled for another date. Three people were killed when … Continue reading

First Anniversary of Brussels Attack Marked By King and Queen

  March 22, 2017 at 4:23 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians have commemorated the first anniversary of the 22/3 Brussels terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 32 innocent people during explosions at Brussels Airport and Maalbeek metro station. The couple, alongside Prime Minister Charles Michel, first attended a ceremony at the airport where they laid a wreath before taking a train to Maalbeek metro station. At both locations, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde … Continue reading

Chapeaux, My Chapeaux! Princess Beatrix Opens Hat Exhibition

  March 22, 2017 at 2:05 pm by

Princess Beatrix

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands is known for many things, one of them being her large collection of hats (affectionately known as ‘cheese wheels’ by some). And on Wednesday, at Museum Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn, the Princess opened an exhibition showcasing a portion of that collection. Chapeaux! The Hats of Queen Beatrix contains 111 of the Bea’s most well-known hats from her 33-year reign, the have been worn to engagements ranging … Continue reading

Got The Giggles: Queen Máxima Opens Music Symposium

  March 22, 2017 at 11:36 am by

Queen Maxima

Something definitely tickled Queen Máxima’s fancy during the opening of a music symposium at Palace Noordeinde on Wednesday. The Queen was photographed laughing at a joke made by a speaker, as were others in attendance. She wore a floral skirt and emerald green chiffon blouse for the event. The symposium is entitled ‘Tomorrow, More Music in the Classroom’ and its purpose is to show education professionals the benefits of introducing … Continue reading

Princess Marie Joins CBRNE Terrorism Response Exercise

  March 22, 2017 at 11:11 am by

Princess Marie

As part of her role with the Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), Princess Marie today visited Hillerød where a joint terrorism response exercise was taking place. The Princess watched as local and national agencies ran through various exercises designed to “enhance their ability to coordinate and handle a major terrorist incident”. The focus was on chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive attacks. “It has given me insight into exactly how the … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cornwall Unveils Charles II Statue in Newmarket (And Meets Camilla the Hamster)

  March 22, 2017 at 9:32 am by

The Duchess of Cornwall

An action-packed day in Newmarket awaited the Duchess of Cornwall on Wednesday. She first visited Newmarket Academy, taking a whirlwind tour of the school to see as much of the Academy’s offerings as possible. Camilla – wearing one of her favourite outfits, a purple tartan skirt and blazer – stopped by the library, kitchens and Animal Welfare Centre, speaking with students in all areas. The Duchess helped them ice some cupcakes … Continue reading

Japan’s Princess Aiko Completes Her Junior High School Education

  March 22, 2017 at 7:16 am by

Princess Aiko

Princess Aiko of Japan today graduated from junior high school in a ceremony at the Gakushuin Girls’ Junior High School in Tokyo. Attending the ceremony were her proud parents, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. The 15-year-old Princess briefly spoke to reporters upon her arrival, saying that she had “enjoyed the past three years because I was fortunate to have good teachers and friends” at the school. Aiko’s essay for … Continue reading

Prince Richard Farewelled In Bad Berleburg

  March 21, 2017 at 4:16 pm by

The funeral of Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

Richard, 6th Prince zu Sayn-Wittengenstein-Berleburg was today farewelled in a funeral service at Bad Berleburg’s Evangelische Stadtkirche. His widow, Princess Benedikte, lead mourners from Denmark, Greece, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Jordan and Germany’s noble families. The day began with the transfer of the late Prince’s casket from Schloss Berleburg to the church. His wife, daughters, eldest grandchildren and siblings watched the ceremony from the Palace forecourt, as his only son – … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Keeps It Chic in Plum and Tweed For Madrid Meeting

  March 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm by

Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia of Spain looked fantastic in a plum skirt and tweed blouse as she attended a board meeting of the Royal Board on Disability at the organisation’s Madrid headquarters. With her hair loosely curled, the Queen used the colour of her skirt to bring out the shades of purple in her blouse. Nude heels, a plum clutch and leafy drop earrings perfectly complemented the outfit. The meeting focused on … Continue reading

Marthe Wéry Exhibition Receives A Royal Visitor

  March 21, 2017 at 11:39 am by

Queen Mathilde

The Queen of the Belgians has today visited BPS22, the Hainaut Province Museum of Art, to view an exhibition of works created by artist Marthe Wéry. Wearing a simple beige leather-look dress with dark brown beaded jewellery, Queen Mathilde toured the “Marthe Wéry: Works, Research and Documents in BPS22’s Collections”. Mr Wéry, who died in 2005, was commissioned to create several pieces of art that hang in the Royal Palace in Brussels, … Continue reading

Prince Harry’s Day in Leicester

  March 21, 2017 at 10:37 am by

Prince Harry

Tuesday as Leicester Day for Prince Harry, as he visited three different projects that provide activities designed to empower youth, and support to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, respectively. His first stop was Hamilton College, where Harry joined primary school students from a local primary school that were taking part in the ‘Yes You Can’ project run by Kaine Management to bring peer mentors together with students to help them “overcome barriers … Continue reading

Don’t Mind The Weather, Ma’am! Sophie Wessex Visits Flying Eye Hospital

  March 20, 2017 at 5:12 pm by

The Countess of Wessex

The Countess of Wessex was today out at Stansted Airport where she toured a the orbit Flying Eye Hospital in her role as Global Ambassador for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. Sophie, who battled the rain and wind as she arrived on the tarmac, was given a tour of the flying hospital, which is a converted MD-10 cargo freighter. During the tour, she was shown a video … Continue reading

Prince Harry Celebrates 200 Years of British-Nepalese Relations

  March 20, 2017 at 3:31 pm by

Prince Harry

At the Nepalese Embassy in London on Monday, Prince Harry was present for celebrations  held to conclude a year of festivities to mark 200 years of relations between the United Kingdom and Nepal. He watched cultural dance performances, including one given by Gurkha soldiers, alongside the Nepalese Ambassador to the UK, Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi, before giving a speech in which Harry spoke of his personal dealings with the country and … Continue reading

Jordan’s Prince Hassan bin Talal Turns Seventy

  March 20, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan

HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, uncle of the current King, today celebrates his seventieth birthday. He was born in Amman in 1947 as the third son of King Talal of Jordan and his wife Queen Zein. The majority of the Prince’s schooling was undertaken in England, where Hassan also attended university, gaining a Master of Arts in Oriental Studies at Christ Church, Oxford University. It was during his … Continue reading

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