HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Attends a Screening of David Attenborough’s New Documentary.


On the evening of December 2, 2015, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Australia House in London to view the screening of the new documentary by Sir David Attenborough, The Great Barrier Reef.

Produced by Atlantic Productions the three-part documentary will air on BBC One in 2016; however, if you are one of the lucky few you can see the program on December 5, 2015 at the COP21 in Paris, France.

Photo courtesy of the British royal court

HRH Princess Sofia of Sweden Meets with the Founder of Idrott Utan Gränser


On the afternoon of Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Sofia of Sweden met with the founder of Idrott Utan Gränser, Mr. Admir Lukacevic, at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The new princess and her husband, Prince Carl Philip, first met Mr. Lukacevic last October 2, 2015, during the inauguration of the Idrott Utan Gränser at the Lommarskolan and the Grindskolan in Norrtälje.

Established in 2010, Idrott Utan Gränser is a non-profit organization which utilizes sport as a:

“…tool to help children and youth see opportunities and shape a future beyond their social affiliation. The aim is to strengthen the children’s confidence and self esteem to make them see future possibilities and thereby avoid future marginalization.” 

Photo courtesy of Kungahuset

HRH The Princess Royal Visits the Darlington Youth Offending Service.

AnneOn Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited the  Darlington Youth Offending Service (DYOS) in Darlington, County Durham.

According to the official website for the DYOS the organization works to support:

“…young people in the criminal justice system, using restorative justice interventions. This involves the young people who have offended meeting with victims in order to try and repair the harm that has been caused. In turn, this can reduce re-offending and help to establish strong ties with the community.”

For more information about today’s visit as well as to view photos please click here and here.

TMs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Preside Over an Award Ceremony.


Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla in Sevilla on December 2 to preside over the Medallas de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes 2014 (Gold Medals of Merit in Fine Arts 2014) award ceremony.

The award, granted by the Council of Ministers on a proposal by the Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, distinguishes individuals and organizations who have excelled in the field of artistic and cultural creation or have rendered notable service in the promotion, development and dissemination of art and culture or the conservation of artistic heritage.

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(VIDEO) HIH Prince Takahito of Mikasa Turns 100 Years Young!

His Imperial Highness Prince Takahito of Mikasa, the youngest son of the late TIMs Emperor Taishō and Empress Teimei of Japan, turned 100 years old today.  The prince is now the “…first centenarian in Japan’s Imperial family since the country opened to the West in the late 19th century…” according to the Wall Street Journal.