Monthly Archives: February 2014

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH VISITS THE FIRST BATTALION GRENADIER GUARDS

The Duke of Edinburgh visited the First Battalion Grenadier Guards on February 24, 2014 in Aldershot, England.  The duke, who has been colonel of the regiment since the 1970s, posed for a formal group photograph, was treated to lunch and awarded three sergeants, long service medals.   Photos by Getty Images.

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PRINCESS LETIZIA’S LATEST ENGAGEMENTS

Spain’s Princess Letizia’s latest engagements saw her with her husband, Prince Felipe, at the ARCO Contemporary Art Fair at Ifema, the Trade Fair Institution of Madrid.  Princess Letizia also attended the Entrepreneurship Education in Caldes de Malavella in Catalonia, and visited the Labour University of Albacete.  Photos by Getty Images.

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KING PHILIPPE AND QUEEN MATHILDE VISIT BERLIN AND ROME

King Philippe of the Belgians and his wife, Queen Mathilde, were on a recent official visit to Berlin, Germany and Rome, Italy.  While in Berlin to attend a Belgian-German conference the couple met with German President Joachim Gauck and with Chancellor Angela Merkel.  In Rome, the king and queen met with the President of the Italian Senate at Palazzo Giustiniani.  At the Quirinale Palace, President Giorgio Napolitano welcomed the couple.  Photos by Getty Images.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II HOSTS A RECEPTION IN BUCKINGHAM PALACE

Queen Elizabeth II hosted a reception in Buckingham Palace in celebration of the dramatic arts in the United Kingdom.  Numerous famous actors and actresses were present including Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, Joan Collins, and Roger Moore.  Accompanying the queen at this event was the Duchess of Cambridge.  Photos by Getty Images.

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WINTER PHOTO SHOOT FOR THE DUTCH AND DANISH ROYALS

The Dutch and Danish royals posed for their winter photo shoots recently.  In Lech, Austria, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands met the press along with their daughters, the Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia, and Ariane.  In Verbier, Switzerland, Crown Prince Frederick and his wife, Princess Mary, posed for photographers with their children, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent, and Princess Josephine.  Photos by Getty Images.

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LATEST ACTIVITIES FOR THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE AND PRINCE HARRY

The Duchess of Cambridge made two recent official appearances.  On February , 2014 she attended a fund raising gala at the National Portrait Gallery in London.  Wearing a gown from one of her favorite designers, Jenny Packham, Catherine also wore an elaborate Cartier diamond necklace lent to her by Queen Elizabeth II.   The elaborate necklace was given to the then Princess Elizabeth upon her marriage in 1947 by the Nizam of Hyderabad.  The duchess also opened the new ICAP Art Room at Northholt High School in London.  The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry in the meantime, along with members of the Household Cavalry,  helped with flood relief efforts by laying sandbags in Datchet near Windsor on St. Valentine’s Day.   Photos by Getty Images and Bauer Griffin.

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KING PHILIPPE AND QUEEN MATHILDE VISIT PARIS

King Philippe of the Belgians and his wife, Queen Mathilde, paid a one day official visit to Paris, France.  They were welcomed to the Elysee Palace by French President Francois Hollande on February 6, 2014.  Photos by Getty Images.

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