Royal Rewind: Week of June 6, 2014

 

QE II + Q M of DenmarkNote: Let’s skip to the good stuff. If you want day-by-day rundowns of what the royals around the world were up to this past week, this site is far better at keeping up than I am.

This week in Royal news…

The Queen celebrated her coronation anniversary the same day King Juan Carlos announced abdication.

The Danish Royal Family celebrated Prince Consort Henrik’s 80th birthday.

The Queen opened Parliament.

Crown Princess Victoria presented the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

King Carl XVI Gustaf attended veteran ceremony.

Prince Felipe spoke at ‘Marques de Viana’ Awards.

King Filip of Belgium met with President Barack Obama.

The British Royals paid respect for D-Day in Normandy along with various other royalty from around the world. (Including QEII and Queen Margrethe of Denmark, pictured above.)

Around the web…

Grace Kelly’s life in photos.

A thorough examination of Prince Harry’s love life; Past, present, and perhaps, future.

Queen Maxima and Obama seemed to hit it off.

This selfie will never get old.

Hashtag for Princess Leonore’s christening is set. (Yes, that sentence says exactly what I intended.)

Pump. The. Breaks.

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Royal Rewind: Week of May 30, 2014

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Note: Let’s skip to the good stuff. If you want day-by-day rundowns of what the royals around the world were up to this past week, this site is far better at keeping up than I am.

This week in Royal news…

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh attended Household Cavalry Standards Parade.

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended World MS Day.

Crown Prince Frederik turned 46.

Princess Anne, the Queen, Prince Philip, and Prince Harry showed support for Blues and Royals regiment at garden party.

Spanish royals attended ‘Rey de Espana’ and ‘Don Quijote’ Journalism Awards 2014.

Queen Silvia of Sweden attended an international conference for children’s rights.

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene announced pregnancy.

Kate made first appearance since tour (pictured above).

Around the web…

Rumors abound after Crown Prince Frederik and Mary celebrate ten years.

Prince Harry has had a busy month. The latest including playing rugby with little kids, and flirting with a mystery blonde.

Mayor declined charity donation from profits of Kate’s bum photo.

The Daily Beast had two takes on the Kate Debate: one in defense and one not impressed.

The Hollywood Reporter did a piece on the not-so-glamorous side of Monaco royals.

Royal Rewind: Week of May 23, 2014

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Note: Let’s skip to the good stuff. If you want day-by-day rundowns of what the royals around the world were up to this past week, this site is far better at keeping up than I am.

This week in Royal news…

Prince Charles compared Putin to Hitler during an official event on his and Camilla’s Canada Tour.

Prince Carl Philip celebrated his 35th birthday.

Prince George met his second-cousin Mia.

Crown Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Daniel met with the mayor of Hamburg for the second time.

The Queen visited the Chelsea Flower Show.

Prince Albert II went to a Louis Vuitton fashion show instead of his daughter’s graduation.

Princess Madeleine shared first family photo with Princess Leonore. (Pictured above.)

Princess Elena of Spain attended bullfight.

Prince Gabriel, son of Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg, celebrated his First Communion.

Royals celebrated 200th anniversary of Norway’s constitution at Danish Royal Opera House gala.

Around the web…

Kate won ‘best smile’ and ‘best hair’ of 2014.

Copenhagen nightclub owner refused to participate in book, said CCTV footage from the club would be enough to ‘shake the monarchy.’

Kim Kardashian reportedly (?) invited the Duchess of Cambridge to her wedding.

OK Magazine claims Kate pregnant with twin girls.

Op-Ed urges Kate to show us the ‘real Kate Middleton.’

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark celebrate sixth wedding anniversary.

Who wore it better: Crown Princess Victoria vs. Natalie Portman.

The ‘oddest part‘ of  ‘I Wanna Marry ‘Harry” according to one writer.

 

Royal Rewind: Week of May 16, 2014

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Note: Let’s skip to the good stuff. If you want day-by-day rundowns of what the royals around the world were up to this past week, this site is far better at keeping up than I am.

This week in Royal news…

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway attended her first Parliament session, and looked darling. (Pictured above.)

Prince William and Prince Charles fought about getting rid of collection of ivory. (Parents, am I right? The old ‘burning the ivory” bickering.)

Prince William became president of scuba club (clearly stepping up his work load…) and said he hopes Prince George will follow in his father’s scuba fins steps.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark showed support for Eurovision.

The Duke of Cambridge stepped out for first engagement since tour.

The King of Sweden presented scholarships for 50th Anniversary Fund for Science, Technology, and the Environment.

Prince Harry sent his ‘first’ tweet.

Zara Phillips celebrated her 33rd birthday.

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands attended concert for the elderly.

Crown Princess Victoria presented award at recycling day.

Prince Harry on tour to Estonia and Italy to celebrate war heroes. (And flew EasyJet.)

Around the web…

Ralph Lauren peeved at Kate’s no-show at event.

Prince Harry had all kinds of fun during his Memphis jaunt, including an anonymous blonde…

‘Grace of Monaco’ film receives ‘worse reviews than Diana.’ (Meaning it must be terrible.)

Prince Harry put in ‘offer’ of dreamy pub.

The Queen’s latest portrait (the one where she smiles) now in color.

 

Royal Rewind: Week of May 9, 2014

Kronprinsessne i havnen i Kristiansand. Foto: Tor Erik Schrøder / NTB scanpix

Kronprinsessne i havnen i Kristiansand. Foto: Tor Erik Schrøder / NTB scanpixNote: Let’s skip to the good stuff. If you want day-by-day rundowns of what the royals around the world were up to this past week, this site is far better at keeping up than I am.

This week in Royal news…

Crown Princesses Mary and Mette-Marit attended a commemoration for fallen Danish in the battle of Heligoland of 1864. (Pictured above.)

Prince Harry celebrated the tenth year of his charity, Sentebale. Joss Stone and the Prince proved to the world that Prince Harry will be just fine. There are many more blonde fish in the sea.

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit helped clean up a local beach. CP Mette-Marit continues to be a respectable royal princess.

Prince Henrik of Denmark turned 5, super cute photos of the young prince were shared on the Danish Royal website.

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands attended a play based on the diaries of Anne Frank.

Around the web…

Since we can’t stop it, we might as well help spread awareness. There is a seemingly huge misunderstanding in America about WHO the real Prince Harry is. Here is a guide to help. Please spread the word.

And even more on that subject, it seems as though Cressida and Harry are done for good. To that I say… time will truly tell.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official website has Prince George’s birthday listed incorrectly. They had ONE JOB. (Thanks, Kate Middleton Review for pointing out the blunder.)

Kate is ‘addicted to online shopping‘ and this allegation surprises… absolutely no one.

Tiara madness. (It’s as good as it sounds. Thanks GFY for the link.)

Crown Princess and her kids visited Eurovision, Crown Prince Frederik and Mary will attend tomorrow night.

 

And again… WHERE’S KATE?

Royal Rewind: Week of May 2, 2014

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This week in Royal news…

The Dutch Royal family celebrated King’s Day, the first with new king, King Willem-Alexander

The Swedish Royal Family celebrated King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 68th birthday (as pictured above).

Princess Madeleine posted adorable photo of baby Leonore with birthday wishes to her father.

The Belgian Queen and King met the Pope.

The King and Queen of Spain also met the Pope during when attending the canonization of two Popes last weekend.

Crown Princess Mary’s lady-in-waiting stepped down.

The Duchess of Cambridge revealed her favorite photo from the tour.

Princess Charlene of Monaco received award in the US to honor her work with children.

Prince Harry supported the Wounded Warrior Games.

William and Kate celebrated their 3rd year wedding anniversary together this year.

Prince Harry and Cressida split, reports that it may be over money issues emerge.

Harry spotted in Miami, a party stopover before his friend Guy Pelly’s wedding in Memphis.

William and Harry arrived in Memphis, British press a bit grumpy at how US press has been covering their stay...(a bit of sour grapes regarding the freedom the press has in US?)

Kate didn't attend in fear of upstaging bride…OK.

Prince Charles and Camilla attended funeral of Camilla’s brother, Mark Shand.

The York Princesses also in Memphis for Pelly’s wedding.

Around the web…

Some more excuses Kate could use for missing the Pelly wedding.

Prince Harry still wears a necklace from his ex, Chelsy Davy. (Admittedly, I’m still pulling for them…)

This is the invite from the BBQ dinner the wedding party had the first night of Will and Harry’s stay in Memphis.

A writer at Elle wore some recreations of outfits from Kate’s Royal Tour Wardrobe.

Pippa Middleton is accused of having worn a fake butt at Royal Wedding.

Sarah Whalen wrote all about Kate’s Royal Tour looks and is pretty accurate about it all.

The Queen Mother used to be really into The Golden Girls. Of course she did.

Royal Rewind: Week of April 25, 2014

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This week in Royal news…

The Spanish Royals attended Easter Mass in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Infanta Leonor and Sophie looked darling, as usual.

Prince George was absolutely precious, though a bit unimpressed, on Easter Sunday at the Taronga Zoo.

The British Royals attended Easter service at Windsor Palace with the Queen.

A new portrait was unveiled of Queen Elizabeth II in honor of her 88th birthday.

The Ducal family was photographed on their day of rest and the BRF PR was not happy. But we got this .gif of Kate clicking her heels, which I like to think is her way of ‘sticking it to the haters.’

William and Kate went to Uluru to recreate visit the breathtaking views of the Australian outback… awkwardness was aplenty as the couple was photographed with Will saying to Kate, ““So what shall we talk about?” They then ‘glamped.’

The Queen and Prince Consort of Denmark had paid a State visit to China.

The Duchess of Cornwall’s younger brother passed away after a freak accident in New York.

William and Kate visited Adelaide and tried DJing. Again, awkwardness ensued.

The Swedish Royal Family released photos of baby Princess Leonore with her cousin, Princess Estelle. If you listen closely, you can hear the ‘awwwws’ around the world. (Or, at least mine.)

Kate wore an American designer dress for formal event in Canberra.

William and Kate attended ‘previously unscheduled’ memorial service, visited tomb of the Unknown Soldier, planted tree, and bid farewell to Australia, ending tour officially.

Around the web…

First, GEORGE. The best of, because hello!

And The Official Ranking of his facial expressions. He is killing it.

Kate went from low, low, to neck high… oh girl, pick a happy medium!

Tour Question #8320: Where were the jewels?

US Weekly photoshopped their Prince George cover for God knows why.

Cressida allegedly ‘spooked’ by royal life after talking with Kate… and I’d just like to let it be known, Harry, I volunteer to take on the painstaking role of being your Princess. No matter how many tiaras and jewels I may be forced to wear, long hemlines be damned!

Photo credits: image one

Royal Rewind: Week of April 18, 2014

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This past week in Royal news…

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wrap up last days of New Zealand tour with Palm Sunday church service, rugby, boating, and of course, a little wine. (Putting pregnancy rumors to rest.)

And Cricket.

William and Kate spent a night away from Prince George in $15,000 per night resort.

Prince Harry gave speech at London Marathon.

Prince Charles and Camilla will visit Canada next month.

Princess Madeleine and husband Chris O’Neill to christen daughter Leonore on their first wedding anniversary, June 8, 2014.

The Danish Royals gathered to celebrate Queen Margrethe II’s 74th birthday.

William, Kate, and George arrive in Australia, William told Kate she looked like a banana in yellow dress.

Around the web…

Similarities of Kate’s outfits to Princess Diana’s are often made, but is she now looking to the Queen’s closet for inspiration?

Cressida Bonas not Prince Harry’s friends’ first pick.

Kate made joke about William’s baldness. World holds breath.

Kate’s Royal tour looks could double as stewardess uniforms.

 

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Royal Rewind: Week of April 11, 2014

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This past week in Royal news…

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived Down Under to start their tour.

Man attempted to ‘meet with Queen’ said he figured she was expecting him.

The Queen hosted Irish state visit.

Prince George shined during his first official engagement.

William and Kate participated in wreath laying ceremony for war veterans, toured aviation center, and revealed a portrait of the Queen at evening reception.

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall celebrated their wedding anniversary.

William and Kate visited with RNZAF families, competed in yacht race against one another. (Kate won both races.)

William met with a 9-year-old girl, whom he had been photographed with in 2005, when she was 5 months old. (Pictured above.)

Around the web…

Kate had another ‘Marilyn Moment’ and it really is getting to be obnoxious.

Kate mentioned to one of the RNZAF mother’s that William was away often during the first months after Prince George was born.

Curious who’s the team behind the Cambridges on this tour (besides, of course, their nanny)? The ladies at What Would Kate Do gives us the 4-1-1 on Team Cambridge.

Prince Harry, William and Kate may be in the States next month for a friend’s wedding in Tennessee.