Eightieth Birthday of Bulgaria’s Last Tsar

  June 16, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Simeon II of Bulgaria

The last Tsar of Bulgaria, Simeon II, today celebrates his eightieth birthday. A private party will be held this weekend in Sofia attended by his family and close friends. Simeon was born on this day in 1937 to Boris III of Bulgaria and his wife, Princess Giovanna of Savoy. At the age of six, he became Tsar of the Bulgarians upon the early death of his father. The new Tsar’s Regency … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Garter Day 1986

  June 16, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Queen Elizabeth, 1986

As we will not witness an Order of the Garter service this year due to the recent general election in the United Kingdom and the subsequent State Opening of Parliament this coming Wednesday, today’s Flashback Friday is a small consolation: Queen Elizabeth II in her Garter robes on Garter Day 1986.

Princess Tatiana Joins Marina Karella At Exhibition Opening

  June 16, 2017 at 12:49 am by

Princess Tatiana and Marina Karella

On Thursday evening, Princess Nikolaos of Greece attended the opening night of the “for those of us who know, we know…” exhibition at the Zoumboulakis Galleries in Athens. The exhibition features paintings by Marina Karella, the wife of Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark, and works by Jack Pierson, an American artist. Tatiana posed for a photo with Marina, which she posted on her Instagram. With the very talented & inspiring … Continue reading

Swedes Attend 2017 Polar Music Prize

  June 15, 2017 at 8:11 pm by

Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf with the 2017 Polar Music Prize laureates

At the Stockholm Concert Hall this evening, King Carl XVI Gustaf presented the 2017 Polar Music Prize to British rocker Sting and American jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter. The King was joined by Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Madeleine, and Princess Christina and Tord Magnuson. After the awards ceremony – which included a number of musical performances in tribute to the two laureates – … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Enjoy Final Concert of Queen Elisabeth Music Competition

  June 15, 2017 at 7:52 pm by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

The King and Queen of the Belgians were present in the Royal Box at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts on Thursday evening for the final concert of this year’s Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. Performing were the top three laureates of this competition, this year held for cellists for the first time. Victor Julien-Laferrière from France was named the winner of the competition earlier this week; Yuya Okamoto from Japan came second, and Santiago … Continue reading

Danish Crown Princely Couple Welcome Japanese Counterpart To Copenhagen

  June 15, 2017 at 1:46 pm by

Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today welcomed the Japanese Crown Prince, Naruhito, at Copenhagen Airport Kastrup, as he arrived in Denmark for a week-long official visit. The royal trio were all smiles as they greeted each other on the red carpet once Prince Naruhito had stepped off his plane. The purpose of the trip is to mark 150 years of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Japan. … Continue reading

Guillaume and Stéphanie Attend Kräizbierg Foundation Anniversary

  June 15, 2017 at 1:32 pm by

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume

The Hereditary Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg have attended the celebrations marking the fortieth anniversary of the Kräizbierg Foundation on Thursday in Dudelange. Guillaume and Stéphanie met a number of individuals who have received training via the Foundation, which provides practical job training to people with disabilities and special needs. The training typically runs for three years and includes work placement in a corresponding sector. Since 2011, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume … Continue reading

“Magic”: Prince Harry Praises Strength of Londoners During Visit to Borough Market

  June 15, 2017 at 10:07 am by

Prince Harry

Prince Harry has described the strength of the London community as “magic” during his visit this morning to Borough Market, the scene of the June 3 terrorist attack. The Prince spoke with a number of traders, restaurant staff and security who were at work two Saturdays ago when three terrorists attacked London Bridge and Borough Market, killing eight people. He also praised the efforts of staff who did their best … Continue reading

Prince Harry and the Cambridges Donate To Grenfell Tower Victims

  June 15, 2017 at 9:48 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have donated an undisclosed amount of money to the fund established by the Evening Standard in support of the victims of Wednesday’s horrific Grenfell Tower fire. “The tragedy at Grenfell Tower has left a number of local people in need of urgent assistance. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are pleased the Evening Standard’s Dispossessed Fund has immediately swung into … Continue reading

The Very Blue-Eyed Prince: Nicolas of Sweden Turns Two

  June 15, 2017 at 6:38 am by

Prince Nicolas of Sweden

A series of new photographs have been released by the Swedish Royal Court to mark the second birthday of Prince Nicolas, which is today. The young Prince is photographed by Kate Gabor at the Bernadotte-O’Neill family’s apartment in Stockholm. In the photos, Nicolas – dressed in a simple blue shirt which only further highlights the blueness of his eyes – is seen at a dining table with a strawberry-covered cake, and … Continue reading

France’s New President Meets With King of Morocco

  June 14, 2017 at 7:03 pm by

President Macron of France and King Mohammed VI of Morocco

King Mohammed VI of Morocco and other members of the Royal Family have welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron to Rabat on Wednesday for the President’s two-day visit to the country. The King and the President then had a private audience where they discussed intelligence sharing between the two countries in order to work together to stabilise the region. Among those who were present for a photo opportunity ahead of the audience … Continue reading

Princess Beatrix Presents Silver Carnations During Ceremony At Royal Palace Amsterdam

  June 14, 2017 at 2:22 pm by

Princess Beatrix

At the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands present the Silver Carnations of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund on Wednesday. This year’s Carnations went to Jan Buisman for his “contribution to the history of meteorology”, Elise Wessels van Houdt for her patronage of stage and visual arts along with her donation of 2,000 Japanese prints to the Rijksmuseum, and Pieter Breuker for his “contribution to the history … Continue reading

Recycled Floral Hugo Boss For Queen Letizia At ‘Residencia de Estudiantes’ Board Meeting

  June 14, 2017 at 11:37 am by

Queen Letizia

The Queen of Spain was spring fresh in a recycled pastel Hugo Boss floral dress today as she attended the annual board meeting of the Residencia de Estudiantes (Student Residences) at their Madrid headquarters. Queen Letizia joined the meeting for the cultural centre, which annually arranges dozens of conferences, concert, poem readings and exhibitions based on various cultural aspects. Over 3,000 students from a number of fields of study reside in … Continue reading

Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma Dies Aged 93

  June 14, 2017 at 9:44 am by

Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma

It was announced on Wednesday that Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma passed away on June 13 at the age of 93 surrounded by her family at her home in Mersham, Kent. A family spokesperson said that “arrangements for a funeral in London followed by the burial service in Mersham will be announced in due course”. Patricia was the elder daughter of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and … Continue reading

Death of Duchess Margarethe of Württemberg

  June 14, 2017 at 4:11 am by

Duchess Margarethe of Württemberg

Duchess Margarethe of Württemberg, a first cousin of the former King Simeon of Bulgaria, passed away on June 10. The Duchess was the eldest daughter of Duke Albrecht Eugen of Württemberg and Princess Nadezhda of Bulgaria, herself the daughter of Ferdinand I of Bulgaria. Margarethe was born in November 1928. She married the Viscount François Luce Bailly de Chevigny in 1970. She had a son in 1962 with Robin Grinnell-Milne de la Lanne-Mirrlees. Her funeral … Continue reading

Japan’s Crown Prince Pledges ‘Heart and Soul’ To Emperorship

  June 13, 2017 at 8:16 pm by

Crown Prince Naruhito

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday ahead of his official visit to Denmark later this week, Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan has pledged to devote himself to the duties that come with becoming Japan’s Emperor. “I would like to give my whole heart and soul to every duty, including official duties I have already inherited from His Majesty,” the Prince said, when he was questioned about the constitutional role … Continue reading

175 Years On: Queen Elizabeth Follows Another Queen’s Train Journey Footsteps

  June 13, 2017 at 4:12 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have today retraced the steps of their mutual ancestor, Queen Victoria, who on this day in 1842 became the first British monarch to travel by train. Arriving at Slough Railway Station, the royal duo were taken to the station’s original waiting room where they were shown a timeline of the Great Western Railway’s history, and saw exhibitions of artwork made by local schoolchildren. Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

The Princess Royal Opens New Postal Museum

  June 13, 2017 at 3:49 pm by

The Princess Royal

In London on Tuesday, the Princess Royal was tasked with officially opening the new Postal Museum and Mail Rail on Phoenix Place. Wearing an ice blue skirt suit, Princess Anne toured the new facility that showcases the history of the British mail service. She inspected various exhibitions that demonstrate the technological advances that have changed mail delivery over the centuries, as well as historic moments seen by the service. The Princess … Continue reading

A Busy Day for Magenta Máxima

  June 13, 2017 at 3:33 pm by

Queen Maxima

This morning, Tuesday June 13, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was in the town of Nieuw-Buinen, in the province of Drenthe, to launch the 12th edition of “Neighbour’s Day” that this year will take place on September 23 throughout the Netherlands. “Neighbour’s Day” is a project supported by The Oranje Fonds that promotes the socialization between neighbours with many different activities like joint breakfast, sports, games or taking care of neighborhood … Continue reading

Just Like A Baby! Queen Mathilde Feeds The Cows During Farm Visit

  June 13, 2017 at 12:54 pm by

Queen Mathilde

The Queen of the Belgians got her hands dirty while touring two farms in the Namur province on Tuesday – she was given the opportunity to feed some calves while at Ferme de Coux. With a huge grin on her face, Queen Mathilde – in a white and green dress with an orange poppy print around the skirt – offered the calves a bottle of milk which they greedily tucked … Continue reading

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