King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium are undertaking a State Visit to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, where are being hosted by their cousins, the Grand Ducal Family, from October 15-17. Click HERE to learn about previous Belgian State Visits to Luxembourg. Continue reading
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on an Official Visit to Pakistan at the request of the British Foreign Office, from October 14-17, to promote and celebrate British-Pakistani ties. The visit will pay respect to the historical relationship between Britain and Pakistan, but will largely focus on showcasing Pakistan as it is today — a dynamic, aspirational and forward-looking nation. Click HERE to learn about Royal Visits to Pakistan. Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Sarah, Duchess of York, who turns 60 today! A former daughter-in-law of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, who has continued to be a prominent society figure, she still retains much of the jewellery from her days as a member of the Royal Family. To mark her birthday, we are taking a look at her Saudi Ruby Demi-Parure. Continue reading
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium will begin their State Visit to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg later today, where they will be hosted by their cousins, the Grand Ducal Family. To mark the visit, we are taking a look at previous Belgian-Luxembourg State Visits. Continue reading
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands are paying a State Visit to the Republic of India from October 14 to 18, at the invitation of President Ram Nath Kovind and the request of the Dutch Government. The key themes of the visit are water technology and maritime developments, health, sustainable agriculture, social initiatives and cultural heritage. Click HERE to learn about previous Dutch State Visits to India. Continue reading
The Queen, accompanied by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, presided over the Official Opening of the Session of Parliament in the Chamber of the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London on October 14th. This is the first ‘full dress’ State Opening of Parliament since 2016.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be embarking on their Official Visit to Pakistan tomorrow, described as “the most complex tour undertaken by The Duke and Duchess to date, given the logistical and security considerations”, so we are taking a look at the previous Royal Visits to Pakistan. At the time of her succession in 1952, the Queen was became the Sovereign of the then Dominion of Pakistan, which she remained until 1956, when the country became a Republic, and unlike other Commonwealth Countries, it has only received a handful of Royal visits in the 72 years since Independence. As a Pakistani Royal Commentator, I’m really excited about this visit and how it celebrate the deep links between the UK and Pakistan. Continue reading