State Opening of Parliament 2017

Queen Elizabeth II was accompanied by the Prince of Wales for the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on the morning of June 21st. This was a ‘dressed down’ version of the State Opening, devoid of pageantry and ceremony, due to the UK General Election. The next State Opening will be in 2019. Click HERE to check out last year’s State Opening. Continue reading

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King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Pre-Wedding Gala

King  Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will celebrate their 41st Anniversary tomorrow. In honour of the event, we are flashing back to an event that happened on this day 41 years ago, their pre-wedding gala. On the evening of June 18th, the happy couple and their guests attended a gala performance at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, which was followed by a dinner and dance for 200 guests at Drottningholm Palace. Take a look below at scenes from that evening- Continue reading