Monthly Archives: October 2012

QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND PRINCE PHILIP AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attended a gala performance of ‘Our Extraordinary World’ at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London on October 30, 2012.  The queen looked shimmering in a metallic silver gown while Prince Philip appeared healthy after a series of health scares earlier this year.  The performance at the Royal Opera House was in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  Photos by Getty Images.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II’S LATEST OFFICIAL ENGAGEMENTS

During the past few days, Queen Elizabeth II opened the Jubilee Gardens on the site where the Festival of Britain was held in 1951.  The Jubilee Gardens were created to mark the 60-year reign of the Queen.  She also visited the British Film Institute  (BFI) in London where she saw home  movies of her and a young Prince Charles and Princess Anne.  The movies were shot by the Duke of Edinburgh in the 1950s and will be digitized by the BFI.  Queen Elizabeth II also paid a visit to Romford in Essex where she officially opened The Drapers’ Academy in Harold Hill.  Photos by Bauer Griffin and Getty Images.

The Queen officially opens the Jubilee Gardens in London

The Queen in Romford, Essex

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SPANISH ROYALS AT THE PRINCIPE DE ASTURIAS 2012 AWARDS GALA

Queen Sofia of Spain and her son and daughter-in-law, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, attended the Principe de Asturias Awards 2012 gala on October 26, 2012 at the Campoamor Theater in Oviedo, Spain.  Photos by Getty Images.

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PRINCESS MADELEINE OF SWEDEN OFFICIALLY ENGAGED TO CHRIS O’NEILL

Princess Madeleine of Sweden, the youngest child of King Carl XVI and Queen Silvia is officially engaged to Chris O’Neill, a British-American financier based in New York.  Thirty-year-old Madeleine met thirty-eight-year old Chris in New York city where she works for the World Childhood Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Queen Silvia.  Chris O’Neill obtained a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Boston University and a master’s degree in business from Columbia University.  In a video released by the Swedish court, Chris said, “Madeleine and I have known each other for two years and I recently summoned up the courage to ask her to marry me.  Thankfully, she said yes.”  In 2010, Princess Madeleine broke off an engagement and so it’s hoped that this time round, a happier ending will take place.  The wedding is expected to take place in the summer of 2013.  Photos: Kungahuset.se.

Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill in New York, May 2012

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RECEPTION AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE FOR TEAM GREAT BRITAIN MEDALISTS

A reception was held in Buckingham Palace on October 23, 2012, hosted by Queen Elizabeth II, for Team Great Britain Medalists of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games held in London.  Also in attendance were the Duchess of Cambridge and the Princess Royal.  Photos by Bauer Griffin.

 

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CHARLOTTE CASIRAGHI ATTENDS A CARTIER EXHIBIT IN MADRID

Princess Caroline’s daughter, Charlotte Casiraghi, attended the “Cartier Exhibition” opening and gala on October 22, 2012 at the Museum Thyssen Bornemisza in Madrid, Spain.  Photos by Getty Images.

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ROYAL WEDDING IN LUXEMBOURG AS PRINCE GUILLAUME MARRIES COUNTESS STEPHANIE DE LANNOY – Part II

Here are the official photographs released to celebrate the wedding of Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Countess Stephanie de Lannoy on October 20, 2012.  Photos handout/Getty Images.

Prince Guillaume and Princess Stephanie leave the grand-ducal palace

Guillaume and Stephanie watch the fireworks display

The de Lannoy family tiara worn by Stephanie on her wedding day

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