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A Royal Christmas

  January 5, 2014 at 2:59 am by

On Christmas Day 2013, members of the British Royal Family attended an early morning and morning service at St. Mary Magdalene Church near Sandringham, Norfolk. The Queen and her husband Prince Philip are expected to stay at Sandringham until February 6. The early morning service is a private affair, but the morning service is more public – members of the public can watch the royals walk to church and hand … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Christmas 2013

  December 31, 2013 at 3:22 am by

Members of the Spanish Royal Family gathered at the Zarzuela Palace on Christmas Eve to watch the annual Christmas Message of His Majesty the King. This years Christmas Message is the 38th televised address by the Spanish Monarch. The King defend the unity of Spain and also spoke of the economic and financial crisis which has bedeviled the Spanish economy. Its believed that Infanta Cristina, accompanied by her husband and … Continue reading

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What to expect at 2013′s Christmas at Sandringham

  December 24, 2013 at 2:53 am by

It has been said that 30 members of the Royal Family will be celebrating their Christmas with the Queen and Prince Philip at Sandringham, in Norfolk. Because of the large number of guests, some royals have been asked to sleep in the Servant’s Quarters and the servants have been asked to sleep elsewhere. Amongst those sleeping in the Servant’s Quarters will be the Viscount and Viscountess Linley and their two … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Release Christmas Cards

  December 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm by

The Spanish Royal Court has released the official 2013 Spanish Royal Family Christmas cards this week. The first card was from the King and Queen, which featured a 16th century Nativity scene – the “Adoration of the Shepherds” – by Italian painter Jacopo Bassano, which forms part of the Collection of the National Museum of the Prado in Madrid. The second card released featured the Prince and Princess of Asturias … Continue reading

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Victoria, Daniel and Estelle Get Into The Festive Spirit

  December 14, 2013 at 10:26 am by

On 13 December, the Royal Court released new photos of Princess Estelle and her parents. Earlier in the morning, Estelle and her mother were seen at the St. Lucia Morning which was held at the Royal Mews in Stockholm. The photos, which showed Estelle and her parents making gingerbread biscuits, were taken in the family’s residence, Haga Palace. Estelle wore a pretty navy patterned dress complete with a cute red … Continue reading

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The King’s Christmas Message

  January 4, 2012 at 11:16 pm by

December 24, 2011 – Zarzuela Palace, Madrid On Christmas Eve, His Majesty The King delivered his annual televised Christmas address from the Zarzuela Palace. The traditional message on this, the 36th year of His Majesty’s reign, began with the King wishing everyone best wishes for peace and happiness. The main themes of this year’s Christmas message were the current economic crisis in Spain, at the end of a difficult year … Continue reading

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Danish and Spanish Royals Release Annual Christmas Cards

  December 22, 2011 at 8:42 am by

The Danish and Spanish Royal Courts have released their annual Christmas cards. Both sets were released last week. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik chose a photograph of themselves in Greenland earlier this year as their card, and the Crown Princely Couple featured a black and white snap of their four children – Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – for their Christmas greeting. The Crown Princely … Continue reading

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‘God Jul’ from the Norwegian Royal Family

  December 20, 2011 at 9:48 pm by

On Monday December 19th, the traditional Christmas shoot took place at the Royal Palace. This year, photos of the Royal Couple together with the Crown Prince Family were taken in the Red Parlour. Queen Sonja read “Hvordan snøen fikk farge” (“How the snow got colour”), an old tale retold by Dan Lindholm. Prince Sverre Magnus was quite interested in the Christmas tree and couldn’t sit still, while Princess Ingrid Alexandra … Continue reading

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Countess Alexandra at Choir Christmas Concert

  December 19, 2011 at 7:50 pm by

Yesterday, HE Countess Alexandra stepped out to support one of her long-time patronages, the Danish National Girls Choir. Each year, the choir – also known as the Danish Radio Girls’ Choir – puts together a Christmas concert at Copenhagen’s Concert Hall, and the Countess is usually in attendance. This year, she brought along her husband, Mr Martin Jørgensen, and her two sons, TH Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix. Countess Alexandra … Continue reading

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Kronprinsparets Fond Releases Christmas Album

  November 14, 2011 at 4:46 am by

The Kronprinsparets Fond (Crown Prince Couple’s Fund), in cooperation with Universal Music, will release a Christmas album titled “Vi tenner våre lykter” (We light our lamps) on November 14, 2011, to raise money for disadvantaged young people. It contains traditional carols, as well as newly written songs, which will be performed by young Norwegian artists. Those are Ida Jenshus, Gunhild Sundli, Thomas Dybdahl, Moddi, Samsaya, Marit Larsen & Garness, Ingrid … Continue reading

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Princess Mary at Christmas Seal 2011 Launch

  October 31, 2011 at 11:58 pm by

As she does each year, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today launched the 2011 Christmas Seal (Julemærke) at the Copenhagen City Hall. Crown Princess Mary, wearing a white blouse, grey cardigan and grey and red patterned skirt, was joined by Danish skincare ‘guru’ Ole Henriksen, who recently became an ambassador of the Julemærke. The duo revealed this year’s seal, alongside Signe Bramming, the granddaughter of the man who inspired the … Continue reading

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Furry Hats at Sandringham

  December 27, 2010 at 6:16 pm by

On December 25, Britain’s royal family, like every year, attended the traditional Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church on the royal estate in Norfolk. The Queen appeared in light beige colors, wearing a chequered coat to which she added a warm scarf, pinned with one of her delicate brooches and a blonde fur hat. The Duchess of Cornwall greeted the people in a lovely off-white coat with … Continue reading

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Christmas Speech of Queen Beatrix for 2010

  December 26, 2010 at 10:18 pm by

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has held her annual Christmas speech. This years speech focussed on encouragement and civil courage. To read the full transcript (in Dutch) please click HERE. A video of the Speech:

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The Royal Couple’s Events before Christmas

  December 22, 2010 at 7:13 pm by

On December 21st, the Norwegian King and Queen visited the Frogn volunteer center. These kind of centers are existing all across Norway. They are contact centers for anyone who wants to participate in volunteer activities. The Royal Couple were having guided tours through the house. King Harald was meeting with a group of women who were knitting and weaving, as well as storytellers, babysitters and others. Queen Sonja met artists … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings from Abroad

  December 22, 2010 at 11:54 am by

The Crown Prince family started their 3 month journey abroad at the end of November. Today, the first pictures of the trip have been released by the Royal Court. In India, they met a team from the BBC. They sent the Christmas greetings of the Crown Prince and his family with a film and photos. You can find pictures of the family here and here. The family started the trip … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Annual Pre-Christmas Lunch for Family

  December 20, 2010 at 5:46 pm by

The annual Christmas lunch hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for the extended family has taken place. The lunch was a private family affair, but photographers managed to be in the right place at the right to time to snap photos. Gatherings of the whole royal family don’t happen that often and, when they do, it’s usually for some grand occasion like a marriage or major holiday. More than … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Events before Christmas

  December 20, 2010 at 5:34 pm by

As a family; King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Princess Madeleine attended the Swedish Royal Academy’s annual meeting on the 20th of December. The Swedish Academy is an independentcultural institution, founded in 1786 by King Gustav III in order to advance the Swedish language and Swedish Literature. The Academy has also awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature since 1901. King Carl-Gustav & Queen Silvia: 10th … Continue reading

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Dutch Photo Session at Villa La Angostura

  December 20, 2010 at 2:44 pm by

On December 18, the Prince of Orange, Princess Maxima and their three little girls Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, left Holland for a trip to Argentina. They will spend the Christmas holiday in Argentina with the family of Princess Maxima. On Sunday morning, the family gave a photoshoot to the media. The family posed in the beautiful garden of ‘Residencia El Messidor’, the house of the governor of the province of … Continue reading

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United Family of Monaco Evokes the Christmas Spirit

  December 19, 2010 at 7:54 am by

It must have been a bit nippy in Monaco on Wednesday, 15 December. Imagine it! In the middle of December, the ladies of the Principality had to wear long sleeves! Princess Caroline wore a beautiful green wool jacket by her favorite designer (do we really need to name him?). She pinned a Christmas tree brooch on the jacket. Princess Stephanie opted for a black peacoat, the exact color of her … Continue reading

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The Norwegian Royal Family’s Current Events

  December 15, 2010 at 5:44 am by

What has the Norwegian Royal Family been up to since the Nobel Peace Prize? Here’s a little summary. King Harald and Queen Sonja On the evening of December 10th the Royal couple attended the Nobel Banquet at the Grand Hotel in Oslo which is hosted in honour of the laureate. The Nobel Peace Prize was hosted earlier the day. The next day King Harald attended the annual Nobel Peace Prize … Continue reading

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