HRH Prince Charles and Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall Release their Annual Christmas Card

 

On December 6, 2010, Clarence House finally released the official Christmas card for HRH Charles the Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall.

The image was taken on the Balmoral Estate in January 2010.  The happy couple were “…cross country skiing on private land at the Balmoral Estate while they were staying at Birkhall”, according to Clarence House.

 

Photo credit: Clarence House/PA Wire

Charlotte Casiraghi Attends the Awards Ceremony for the Gucci Masters in Paris

Charlotte Casiraghi attended the awards ceremony for the Gucci Masters in Paris over the weekend and looked fabulous while doing so.  She also participated in this horse competition looking effortlessly chic while her Mother looked on with immense pride.

The daughter of HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover and HSH of Monaco and the late Stefano Casiraghi wowed the crowd with her stunning good looks as well as epic fashion attire.  Oh and her horse riding skills as well impressed the on-lookers.

I have nothing else to say so just look at the pretty pictures, m’kay?  🙂

Photos courtesy of Svensk Damtidning at svenskdam.se

Royal Palaces

Since the holidays are now upon us many royal houses will begin to slow down their official duties.  With that being said, I thought I would discuss various royal palaces.  Today I will begin with the Grand Ducal Palace located in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.  Mainly used for official duties the palace was redecorated by the late Grand Duchess Charlotte in the 1960s and again in the early through mid nineties.   It’s a beautiful palace that I hope to see one day.

Grand Ducal Palace, Luxembourg

Images within the palace are rare; however, during National Day 2010 RTL.lu (Luxembourg’s television network) provided a behind the scenes biography of the preparations of National Day 2010.  Moreover, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was prominently featured.


Video of the Luxembourg’s National Day 2010 preparations:  http://tele.rtl.lu/waatleeft/replay/v/20100628/0/21699/

 



 


TRH Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde Hold A Reception at the Royal Palace in Brussels.

 

TRH Princess Mathilde and Prince Philippe of Belgium held a lovely  reception at the royal palace in Brussels for the Council of the Chairmen of Business Europe.

It’s not a flashy fun event that I usually am interested in, but I thought I would start reporting more about this kind of boring couple for those who may be interested in their activities.

Photo courtesy of Daylife by Mark Renders.

HSH Prince Albert of Monaco and his Fiancee, Charlene Wittstock, Attend the International Forum for Peace and Sport!

Well, there she is!  There is Charlene!!   She looks great!  Very elegant!!

Okay, so about this event.

The engaged couple made another appearance this evening, December 2, 2010, at the 4th Annual International Forum for Peace and Sport Gala dinner. Never heard of this organization?  Yeah, neither have I.

Any way, the couple along with hundreds of attendees gathered together for a lavish dinner in Monaco.  Earlier in the evening Prince Albert attended the opening of the Christmas village in Monaco.  Why he didn’t allow Charlene to attend remains a mystery.

Dressed in a long black body hugging gown, Charlene looked quite happy and relaxed.

Prince Albert, well, he’s quite unfortunate looking… in my opinion.  But, at least he’s losing that extra poundage he’s been carrying around for years.  I suppose being engaged really is a motivation to lose weight.  Let’s hope he keeps it off.

Photos courtesy of Daylife by  Francois Durand.

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco does Something Mildly Interesting Today

This evening in tiny ass Monaco, where the rich and sleazy party their`Okoles (Hawaiian word for ‘Butts’) off, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco decided that he was in a festive mood and he wanted to share it with the working people of Monaco (actually those who serve and work in Monaco don’t actually live there.  They either live in  Beausoleil or some other cutesy village with cobblestone streets and stuff.)

The not-so dashing Sovereign prince of Monaco allowed people to shake his hand whilst staring at his bald head during his brief visit to the inauguration of the Christmas village in Monaco.

Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves for this photo-op, but many were wondering, “Where is Charlene?”

I guess she couldn’t make it for some reason; however, she did attend another event with Princess Stephanie the day before.  How nice.

Photos courtesy of RD.

Crown Prince Felipe and Crown Princess Letizia of Asturias in Pamplona, Spain

TRH Crown Prince Felipe and Crown Princess Letizia of Spain were in Pamplona, Spain today.  The purpose of the reception and dinner:

…the aim of providing a reception AN Coop Group, Navarre cooperative grouping 137 cooperatives representing more than 23,000 Spanish farmers, due to the centennial of its founding.

Sounds like fun.  Nevertheless, Crown Princess Letizia look amazing even though her haters would say otherwise.

Photos courtesy of Espana Press.  Gracias!

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