Her Majesty Empress Michiko of Japan started the annual rearing of silkworms today at the Momijiyama Imperial Cocoonery within the Imperial Palace grounds, by placing silkworm eggs onto the branches of oak trees. This delicate task forms part of one of the traditions incumbent upon the Empress to carry out. It started back in 1871 by the consort of Emperor Meiji, Empress Dowager Shoken before being passed down to Empress … Continue reading
Their Majesties King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jestun Pema of Bhutan, together with other members of the royal family attended the first day of a special event in Bhutan called a “Tsechu” at the grounds of the Dordenma (sacred Buddhist statue) in Kuenselphondrang, just south of the capital city of Thimpu. Teschus are colourful religious festivals listing for several days and held throughout the year in each district … Continue reading
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Kensington Palace has published four photographs taken by the Duchess of Cambridge to mark the first birthday of Princess Charlotte, which is tomorrow. The photos were taken last month at Anmer Hall, the Cambridge family’s home in Norfolk. The Duke and Duchess are delighted to share new photographs of Princess Charlotte. pic.twitter.com/Hvnk7FYEFC — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 1, 2016 The Duke and Duchess are happy to be able to share … Continue reading
Queen Rania of Jordan attended the Bloomberg & Vanity Fair cocktail reception. Her Majesty wore a floor length black and white gown to the event that took place at the residence of the French Ambassador in Washington, DC. Embed from Getty Images Queen Rania at the Bloomberg & Vanity Fair Cocktail Reception Following The 2016 WHCA Dinner on April 30, 2016.
The Duchess of Cambridge is gracing the cover of British Vogue’s 100th anniversary issue. This is the first time that Catherine has participated in a fashion magazine photo shoot. The cover image shows a smiling Catherine dressed in a suede coat from Burberry and a black hat from Beyond Retro. In another photo, she’s wearing a red and black striped top from Petit Bateau. The casual images were taken by photographer Josh Olins and is a collaboration between British Vogue and Kate’s patronage, the National Portrait … Continue reading
The culmination of the King of Sweden’s week-long 70th birthday celebrations was a black-tie dinner this evening at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. As it was a private dinner, only the arrivals and greetings by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia were broadcast and photographed, but this provided ample opportunities to observe the ladies’ gowns and tiara choices. And of course, a group photo of the King’s royal guests was … Continue reading
Eight-week old Prince Oscar of Sweden made his public debut today during a balcony appearance to celebrate his grandfather, King Carl Gustaf’s, 70th birthday. Ahhhh, hier ist Prinz OSCAR!Er feiert mit seiner Mama Victoria #kungen70 Bilder & Video: https://t.co/yCclHR8Axz pic.twitter.com/B9N1NONpQ9 — dana press photo a/s (@danapress_news) April 30, 2016 The little Prince was snuggly wrapped in a blanket and beanie in his mother Crown Princess Victoria’s arms as the Swedish … Continue reading
Today is King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden’s 70th birthday, and the day began this morning with a Te Deum service at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The King was joined by his immediate family and siblings for the service which was lead by the Chaplain to the King, Johan Dalman, and the Pastor of the Royal Court Parish, Michael Bjerkhagen, as well as a number of foreign royal … Continue reading
As part of his 70th birthday celebrations, King Carl Gustaf was honoured with a concert performed by the Royal Opera and the Stockholm Concert Hall at the Nordic Museum. The King and Queen arrived in a horse-drawn carriage, while the other guests – family, friends and small number of foreign royals – arrived by car. During the event, both King Carl Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria – who was looking fabulous in … Continue reading
While we already took a look at the king’s 40th and 50th birthdays, we still have one to go: his 60th. Fortunately the internet, the online royalty-watching community and TRF were already around in 2006. So if you want to know all the details, see all the photos and read all the verdicts about the dresses and jewels, you will enjoy this TRF-thread … all 31 pages of it. If … Continue reading
April 29, 1974: Princess Grace of Monaco attends the Film Society of Lincoln Centre’s Gala Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock in New York City. Grace worked with the award-winning director on three films during her seven-year acting career: Dial M for Murder, Rear Window and To Catch A Thief.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary (doesn’t time simply fly?!). They were married on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey. To mark their half-decade as a married couple, here are five of the most memorable photographs from their wedding: Catherine Middleton arrives at Westminster Abbey, giving the first full look at her Alexander McQueen wedding gown, as her sister Pippa prepares her train A … Continue reading
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has spent two days in the West African country of Burkina Faso this week, learning about what is being done to promote women’s sexual and reproductive health. She was meant to make the back in January, but it was postponed due to the terrorist attack which occurred in the country’s capital right before the visit. On Wednesday, the Crown Princess began with a visit to a local … Continue reading
Princess Marie Anunciata of Liechtenstein, the pretty eldest daughter of Prince Nicolaus of Liechtenstein and Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg gave an interview to the blog Tory Daily of Tory Birtch, which focussed on tunics. The princess – who works in modern art- spoke about her style. The purpose of the article was to highlight the ‘tunic’. According to the princess ‘it’s effortless, elegant and feminine all whilst being comfortable.’ She … Continue reading
While we are eagerly waiting for the main festivities in Stockholm to start, let’s look back at Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50th birthday in 1996. The king and Queen decided to make it a gala event, which means: tiaras! The king had a good reason to celebrate his birthday in style: he had been voted ‘most popular man in Sweden’ for several years in a row and the support for the … Continue reading
She is well-known as a keen dog-lover so it made perfect sense the Duchess of Cornwall was all beaming smiles as she attended the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Queen Mother Hospital for Small Animals in Hatfield today. Camilla – wearing a favourite purple and green tartan skirt and jacket – was given a tour of the Hospital to see how funds provided by the Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust, … Continue reading
The Countess of Wessex lined up to take aim at the goal net during a visit to the English men’s hockey team today at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, but unfortunately for her, her shot didn’t follow quite the course and instead went flying off to the side narrowly missing the pack of press photographers covering the event. As she watched where the ball ended up, Sophie’s hand flew to her … Continue reading