King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden turned 70 on April 30th. There were a variety of events, including a Concert, Te Deum service, Armed Forces celebration, and a Lunch at Stockholm City Hall.
The King ascended the throne in 1973, and has three children: Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl-Phillip, and Princess Madeleine, and five grandchildren, with his consort, Queen Silvia. He is related to most of the royal houses of Europe, the Queens of Denmark and Greece are his first cousins, while the Queen of the U.K is also a distant cousin, because his parents were both great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria. Continue reading
Today marks the 5th anniversary of TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge. Since their wedding on April 29, 2011, TRH have established two homes, at Kensington Palace, London and Amner Hall, Norfolk, as well as having two lovely children. Throughout the past five years, they have also done many public engagements, embarked on overseas tours, and attended many formal events. These are just five of the most iconic Gala occasions of the first five years of their marriage. Continue reading
The Manners family, Dukes of Rutland, have dominated English society for centuries. The family still own two stately homes: Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire and Haddon Hall in Derbyshire, and members of the family (particularly the Manners Sister, daughters of the current duke) regularly feature in society magazines. This intricate floral Tiara composed of carnations amid diamond leaves in gold has been in the family since the 18th century. Continue reading
A Prince was born in Sweden last week to Princess Sofia, the wife of Prince Carl-Phillip. A picture of the newborn was released, taken by Prince Carl-Phillip. Continue reading
HM Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday on April 21st. There were a number of events, including two public engagements, a private dinner party, as well a a visit by the Obama’s. A number of pictures and documentaries were released to mark the occasion.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge just finished a 7-day tour of India and Bhutan. They visited Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan, and Agra. Here is roundup of all our posts that covered the Cambridge Tour of India and Bhutan: Continue reading
Day 7 of the Royal Tour of India and Bhutan started at Paro airport. They left Bhutan in rain, and landed in Agra in 40*C. The visit of TRH to the Taj Mahal signalled the completion of the Tour.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a very busy day in Bhutan today. They went on a 6-hour hike to the Tiger nest Monastery, and attended a reception for Bhutanese residents with links to Britain. Continue reading
Day 5 of the Royal Tour of India and Bhutan was focused on the tiny kingdom of Bhutan. Most of the population came out to celebrate the visit of the Duke and Duchess to their remote country. Continue reading