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British Royals Attend Christmas Church Service at Sandringham

  December 25, 2015 at 1:24 pm by

Another year, another Christmas at Sandringham for the Windsors. Today it was off to St Mary Magdalene’s Church on the Sandringham Estate for a pre-lunch church service. Embed from Getty Images The bulk of the royal family, including Lady Sarah Chatto and her family, walked the short distance to and from Sandringham House, to the delight of the 1,000-plus locals who gathered outside the church. Young James, Viscount Severn, the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Annual Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace

  December 16, 2015 at 5:10 pm by

Another of Europe’s royal houses has marked the Christmas holidays, with Queen Elizabeth II hosting her annual Windsor family Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace. Like they do every year, members of the extended Windsor clan were photographed as they drove – or walked, in the case of Sir Timothy Laurence and Lord Freddie Windsor – through the gates of the Palace upon their arrival for the event. Embed from Getty … Continue reading

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Albert and Charlene Play Santa Claus At Palace Gift-Giving

  December 16, 2015 at 3:44 pm by

Surrounded by dozens of red-capped children, Prince Albert and Princess Charlène of Monaco got into the Christmas spirit today, handing out gifts to children at the Princely Palace. Hugs and high-fives were also distributed by the princely couple, who were joined by two of Princess Stephanie’s children, Louis Ducruet and Camille Gottlieb. Embed from Getty Images Santa Claus also made an appearance at the event to further brighten the children’s … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Attend Christmas Concert

  December 16, 2015 at 2:28 pm by

King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and their four children – Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore – have attended the annual Christmas concert at the Royal Palace in Brussels today. The family, all the children matching in festive red and black, posed for photographs in front of the large Palace Christmas tree before the concert. Embed from Getty Images Afterwards they spent time chatting with the musicians, and … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals Pose For Christmas Pictures

  December 14, 2015 at 10:26 pm by

The royal house have released a series of pictures of the Norwegian Royal Family leading up to Christmas. Embed from Getty Images Norway’s King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus and Marius Borg Hoiby all took part in the photo session. The photoshoot was taken at Skaugum, the residence of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Norway in Asker, Norway. … Continue reading

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Henrik Joins Mum Marie For Christmas Concert

  December 5, 2015 at 9:24 pm by

Six-year-old Prince Henrik of Denmark joined his mother tonight for the annual Adventure Theatre Christmas concert at the Glass House in Tivoli. Princess Marie, who is patron of the Autism Association which benefits from the concert, received a bouquet of pink and red roses as she and Henrik arrived, before the duo went indoors to meet some of the concert’s performers before the show began. Each year the Adventure Theatre puts … Continue reading

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Princess Astrid Attends Christmas Tree Lighting in London

  December 3, 2015 at 8:51 pm by

Norway’s Princess Astrid tonight attended the lighting of the Christmas tree in London’s Trafalgar Square. Accompanied by the Mayor of Westminster, the Norwegian Ambassador to the UK and the Mayor of Oslo, Princess Astrid watched on as the 20-metre high tree was lit up for the first time this holiday season. She also attended the Christmas concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields as part of the lighting ceremony. View image | gettyimages.com The tree … Continue reading

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British Royals Celebrate Christmas At Sandringham

  December 26, 2014 at 11:01 pm by

The British Royal Family took part in the annual Christmas Day service at Sandringham House. Most of the immediate royals attended, apart from the Duchess of Cornwall, who was at home with a bad back, and Zara Phillips, who was at a sporting event in Sydney, Australia. Viscount Linley and his family as well as Lady Sarah Chatto and her family were also absent this year, however they attend every … Continue reading

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Christmas Family Gathering At Fredensborg

  December 26, 2014 at 11:01 am by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark invited her extended family for Christmas in Denmark this year, for the first large Christmas gathering since 2006. Forty-plus members of the Danish, Greek and Berleburg royal families spent several days at Fredensborg Palace. The only ones missing were from the Berleburg side: Prince Richard, Prince Gustav and his partner Carina Axelsson, and Princess Nathalie and her husband Alexander Johannsmann. It has not been confirmed … Continue reading

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“God Jul” From Haga Palace

  December 24, 2014 at 6:03 am by

Three new photographs and a video have been released of Princess Estelle decorating the tree at Haga Palace with her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, in time for the festive season. Adorable Princess Estelle wished everyone a “Merry Christmas” (or “God Jul” in Swedish). Crown Princess Victoria also asked her daughter, “What does Santa say when he comes?”, to which little Princess Estelle replied “ho ho ho. There are … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Attends DanChurchAid Christmas Lunch

  December 2, 2014 at 9:06 pm by

As patron, Princess Marie today attended the annual DanChurchAid Christmas lunch at the Schäffergaarden in Gentofte. During the lunch, the Princess held a speech in which she discussed her visit to Ethiopia with the charity in January this year. “Although it is almost a year ago, I can clearly remember every face I met, like it was yesterday,” she said. “My few days stay made an incredible impression,” continued Marie, as … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Unveils 2014 Christmas Seal

  October 27, 2014 at 8:52 pm by

As patron of the Julemærkefonden, Crown Princess Mary today unveiled the foundation’s Christmas Seal for the coming holiday season at the Copenhagen Town Hall. The 2014 edition of the seal (or stamp) was designed by Jacob Kühnel, and shows a number of Christmas-related drawings which come together to create a one large image. Mr Kühnel said that it was a “great pleasure” to design this year’s seals. Princess Mary, wearing a navy blue … Continue reading

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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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