2017 Royal Year In Review

Our tribute to the year that was with the birth of a new prince, major birthday celebrations and anniversaries, a forthcoming engagement, royal children off to school with some passings. Royal Babies Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s second son Prince Gabriel of Sweden was born on 31 August 2017 at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm.…

King Felipe VI’s Christmas Message 2017

King Felipe VI of Spain delivered his traditional Christmas Message from La Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, sharing his reflections for the past year, including the situation in Catalonia. The King’s Christmas message was broadcasted on 24 December 2017 in Spain, except on public broadcaster TV3 in Catalonia. Video: Mensaje de Navidad de S M el…

Christmas & New Year Royal Viewing on Australian Television

Get ready for some right royal TV viewing in Australia during the Christmas-New Year break. We’ve found some royal viewing on television during the holiday break, including the Queen’s Christmas Message. All programmes are subject to change so please check your TV guides in your area in case of any last-minute schedule changes. Saturday, 23…

New Official Photos To Mark Royal Engagement

Kensington Palace has released three official photos to mark Prince Harry’s engagement to Ms Meghan Markle which was announced on 27 November 2017. Fashion and celebrity photographer Alexi Lubomirski took these photographs earlier this week at Frogmore House, Windsor, showing off Meghan’s sparkling engagement ring. Meghan was wearing an extravagant sheer black ball gown, created…

A Christmas Greeting from Sweden’s Crown Princess Family

Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar send their Christmas greetings from their home at Haga Palace. God jul! (Merry Christmas!) See the video of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel playing with Princess Estelle, aged 5, and Prince Oscar, aged 21 months) in the snow. Video: Kaffegruppen/Kungahuset.se

Portrait of Prince Philip At Windsor Castle

Buckingham Palace has released a new portrait of Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh on 11 December 2017, painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans. The portrait which was painted in the year of Prince Philip’s retirement is on display at the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark. The Duke is standing in the…

Romania’s Exiled King Michael I Dies, aged 96

The Romanian Royal Family has issued a statement announcing the death of King Michael I, aged 96, on 5 December at his home in Switzerland. The former king was diagnosed with cancer last year. President Klaus Johannis announced on Tuesday that a day of mourning to mark the former monarch’s passing. His body will lie…

Official Photos of Prince Gabriel’s Christening

The Swedish Royal Court has released official photos of Prince Gabriel’s Christening at Drottningholm Castle Church on 1 December 2017 at 11.00 am. Prince Gabriel wore the traditional Christening gown which was first worn by Prince Gustaf Adolf in 1906, followed other members of the Swedish Royal Family until the present day. The cape was…

Prince Gabriel’s Christening At Drottningholm Palace Chapel, Stockholm

The Swedish Royal family gathered at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel in Stockholm for the Christening of its youngest member, three-month-old Prince Gabriel on Friday, 1 December 2017. The little prince was christened Gabriel Carl Walther and he has been given the title Duke of Dalarna. His mother Princess Sofia grew up in the Älvdalen area…