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Queen Máxima Rocks Leopard Print Dress Whilst On Working Visit To Argentina

  October 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm by

Not many could successfully pull off mint-green leopard, but leave it to Queen Máxima of the Netherlands to show everyone precisely how it should be done! The Queen donned the Givenchy design, paired with a simple pair of patent leather open-toe heels and a Chanel handbag, picking up on the black portion of the dress’s colour pallet, for the first day of her working visit to Argentina, which is being undertaken … Continue reading

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“I’ve Got The DoE Pin To Prove It”: Cycling Sophie Completes Her Palace-to-Palace Ride

  September 25, 2016 at 11:45 am by

Welcomed by the excited faces and open arms of her husband and children, the Countess of Wessex completed her palace-to-palace Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Diamond Challenge today in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. Sophie had not even climbed off her bike before Lady Louise and Viscount Severn were enveloping her in a hug, and Prince Edward was not that far behind, nor was her father, Christopher Rhys-Jones. Hundreds of spectators gathered … Continue reading

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The Cambridges ‘Delighted’ As Pippa Middleton Announces Engagement

  July 19, 2016 at 8:44 am by

Kensington Palace has said that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “absolutely delighted with the news” that Kate’s sister Pippa is engaged to her boyfriend James Matthews. The engagement, which occurred over the weekend, was confirmed today as Pippa left her’s and James’s flat in London sporting a large diamond engagement ring, saying they “couldn’t be happier” (a brief statement came a short time later). The couple plan to marry … Continue reading

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30 Years of the National Osteoporosis Society Celebrated at Clarence House

  July 12, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

As President of the National Osteoporosis Society, the Duchess of Cornwall has hosted a garden party at Clarence House to celebrate the organisation’s 30th anniversary. However, typical British weather threw a spanner into the works, with a rainy day forcing the event to be moved indoors. Among the guests attending were Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellows, actress  Miriam Margolyes, the Duchess’s children Tom and Laura, her sister Annabel Elliott, and Lady Sarah Chatto, … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Monaco Draw Lots For ‘Monaco Sevens’

  May 24, 2016 at 4:30 am by

Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene attended an event in Monaco yesterday where they drew lots for the olympic qualification rugby tournament ‘Monaco Sevens’. The tournament will take place in Monaco on June 18th and 19th. The prince and princess are patrons of the sports event. The couple was joined by Charlene’s brother Gareth and by Bryan Habana, Springbok rugby player. Princess Charlene looked glamorous in … Continue reading

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Queen Noor’s Mother Passes Away

  December 25, 2015 at 6:51 pm by

The Royal Hashemite Court announced on Friday the death of Mrs Doris Halaby, the mother of Queen Noor of Jordan and grandmother of her four children, Prince Hamzah, Prince Hashem, Princess Iman and Princess Raiyah. The statement offered condolences to the Queen and her children; it did not contain any information about the late Doris or the details of her burial and funeral. Mrs Doris Carlquist Halaby, who died in the United States, … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit Attends Premiere of ‘Pøbler’ Documentary

  August 20, 2015 at 6:21 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit tonight attended the premiere of the documentary Pøbler, which has been partially funded by the Crown Prince Couple’s Fund. The premiere took place at the Colosseum cinema in Oslo. The documentary is based on the Pøbelprosjektet, a project that helps young people who have been out of school or work for some time to find jobs or improve their education. “The film is about a group of young men … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia’s Grandfather Passes Away

  July 28, 2015 at 6:29 am by

Queen Letizia of Spain’s grandfather has died at the age of 98. Francisco Rocasolano passed away today at the University Hospital of Salamanca where he was admitted on Saturday. The Queen cancelled the event, the ceremony of National Fashion Award, which she was supposed to attend today. View image | gettyimages.com Francisco Rocasolano in June 2004

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Duchess of Cornwall Leads Family At ‘Travels To My Elephant’ Rickshaw Auction

  June 30, 2015 at 4:16 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall was joined by the Prince of Wales and Princess Eugenie of York as well as members of her own family at the auction of rickshaws that will be competing in the ‘Travels To My Elephant’ race in India later this year. View image | gettyimages.com 20 brightly coloured rickshaws were auctioned off during the event at Lancaster House. Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera and Mulberry each designed a … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: Cortège and Reception

  June 13, 2015 at 9:54 pm by

Following their wedding ceremony, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia went out to the side of the Royal Palace of Stockholm next to the Palace Chapel to greet the well-wishers who had gathered there, before boarding a horse-drawn carriage to drive through the streets of the Swedish capital. The newlyweds travelled the route, lined with soldiers from the Swedish Armed Forces, in the Parade Barouche, which was also used at the weddings … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Royals Attend the Formula One Grand Prix

  May 24, 2015 at 7:49 pm by

Members of Monaco’s Princely Family today watched the 73rd Monaco Formula One Grand Prix from the royal stand alongside the street circuit. Prince Albert, Princess Charlène and Andrea and Pierre Casiraghi stood behind the drivers for the national anthem ahead of the race’s start. They then presented the trophies at the end of the race, in which Nico Rosberg crossed the line first. View image | gettyimages.com The family greeted … Continue reading

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The Princess of Asturias Has Her Holy Communion

  May 20, 2015 at 9:04 pm by

This morning in Madrid, the Princess of Asturias partook in her first holy communion alongside her classmates from the Primaria del Colegio Santa María de los Rosales. Princess Leonor was accompanied to the Our Lady of Assumption chapel by her parents, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, and her younger sister Sofia. Grandparents from both sides – King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, Jesus Ortiz y Alvarez and his wife Ana and … Continue reading

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Cheltenham Festival Gets Some Royal Visitors

  March 11, 2015 at 6:38 pm by

It’s that time of year again, and members of the British Royal Family have attended the first two days of the annual Cheltenham Festival. The Duchess of Cornwall was there today accompanied by her two children, Tom Parker-Bowles and Laura Lopes, and their spouses Sara and Harry. The group showed a wide range of emotions while watching the races from the royal box – Tom appeared to have backed a … Continue reading

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Former Thai Royal In-Laws Arrested for Lèse-majesté

  March 1, 2015 at 3:59 am by

The parents of Thailand’s former Crown Princess, Srirasmi Suwadee, were arrested last week on charges of lèse-majesté. Apiruj and Wanthanee Suwadee pled guilty to the charges of defaming the monarchy, lodging a malicious claim and asking officials to file false charges. Their arrest, which took place on Friday, came after a former neighbour of the couple accused them of having her falsely imprisoned for fraud by using their royal connections. “We plead … Continue reading

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Older Brother of Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess Dies

  February 16, 2015 at 7:56 pm by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Court announced this evening the death of José Antonio Mestre, the older brother of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. Mr Mestre passed away at his home in Miami, Florida at the age of 62. No cause of death was announced. He suffered serious cardiovascular problems in 2011, which resulted in a week-long coma. Mr Mestre has been present at several events of his sister’s family, most recently … Continue reading

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Thai Royal In-Laws Stripped Of Royally-Bestowed Name

  November 30, 2014 at 8:19 am by

The Crown Prince of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn, has officially stripped his wife’s family of the royally-bestowed name that he gave them upon their marriage. Princess Srirasmi’s family members have been using the surname Akharaphongpreecha, but have been ordered to revert “back to their old family name”, an official statement from the Thai court said. The move comes after seven of the Princess’ close relatives, including four siblings and an uncle, were arrested … Continue reading

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Death of the Dowager Countess of Ripalda

  March 13, 2014 at 8:25 pm by

It was announced earlier this evening that the Dowager Countess of Ripalda died at the Hospital La Paz in Madrid where she was admitted following a stroke. The Countess, better known as María de la Concepción Sáenz de Tejada y Fernández de Bobadilla, is the mother of Don Jaime de Marichalar, former husband of Infanta Elena of Spain, Duchess of Lugo. The Dowager Countess was born in Logroño in the La … Continue reading

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The Prince of Asturias Awards 2013

  November 3, 2013 at 1:09 pm by

The Prince and Princess of Asturias presided over the prestigious Prince of Asturias awards ceremony in Oviedo, the capital of Asturias in northern Spain last week. The Royal Couple arrived on a wet Thursday October 24th and attended a series of audiences at the Reconquita Hotel in Oviedo. Later that evening, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia attended a gala concert at the Principe Felipe Auditorium. After the concert, the couple … Continue reading

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New Photos Published of Prince George

  August 19, 2013 at 11:50 pm by

Kensington Palace has released two new photos of the Cambridge family. The two photographs were taken by the Duchess of Cambridge’s father, Michael Middleton, at the Middleton family home in Bucklebury. They show William and Catherine with Prince George, and family pets Lupo and Tilly, in the home’s back garden. The photographs were apparently taken earlier in August. Prince George was born on July 22nd, at St Mary’s Hospital in … Continue reading

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Is the Spanish Monarchy in Crisis?

  April 13, 2013 at 5:57 am by

April 13th, 2013 Is the Spanish Monarchy in crisis? Many royal watchers are commenting on the current Annus horribilis of the Spanish Borbóns, and 2012 was not a good year either. The current ongoing investigation surrounding Iñaki Urdangarin in an alleged corruption scandal saw his wife, Infanta Cristina, being formally named as a suspect in the case. The fact that a Spanish Infanta has to appear in court has damaged … Continue reading

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