Royals In Rio: Queen Maxima, Prince Albert and More Cheer On Their Olympic Teams

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Just because William and Catherine sat this round out doesn’t mean that other royals were going to watch the Summer Games from the comfort of their homes.

Queen Maxima packed up her chicest summer pieces, as well as orange pants for her husband, and brought her family to her native South America (Her Majesty originally hails from Argentina).

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia supported the Swedish national team, Prince Albert cheered on Monaco, Prince Frederick did the same with Denmark, as did Princess Anne for Great Britain.

What was most pleasant to see was how relaxed the royals looked sitting in the grandstands watching events.    Continue reading

Will, Kate and More Royals Send Condolences To Orlando Shooting Victims

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The June 12th shooting of 49 people inside Orlando, Florida’s Pulse night club is the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

As families and friends of the victims, LGBTQ supporters and strangers alike mourn the tragedy, royal families across Europe have publicly sent their condolences to the country.

Prior to attending a garden party in Northern Ireland today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the US Embassy in London to sign the book of condolence.

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The flag behind William and Catherine, according to Kensington Palace, was presented to Hillary Clinton when she served as Secretary of State.  Continue reading

King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 70th Birthday: Tiaras! Babies! Ball Gowns!

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First off, the award for MVP goes to Princess Sofia, who only gave birth to her and Prince Carl Philip’s first child, Prince Alexander, on April 19th.

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Sofia could have easily stayed home with her newborn son, but instead she was a trooper and joined her family for a Te Deum thanksgiving service in the Royal Chapel for her father-in-law, King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 70th birthday yesterday.

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