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Showing posts from May, 2014

Royals on social media, week ending May 31st 2014

Here's a look at the best photos that Europe's royal houses have posted on their official social media sites for the week ending May 31st 2014....

Baby love
The royal house of Monaco used its Facebook page to announce that Princess Charlene is expecting a baby.  The news of an heir for Monaco was accompanied by a photo of Charlene with Prince Albert that went viral in minutes.

Food, glorious food
Prince Harry was a social media star on May 29th as he visited the Suffolk Show but Clarence House chose a super cute photo of the prince helping a little girl make pizza to post on its Instagram site.

Princess Mette-Marit took centre stage in an image on the Norwegian Royal Family's Facebook page as she attended the Stockholm Food Forum on May 26th 2014 and met up with Prince Daniel of Sweden while she was there.

The Duchess of Cornwall tucked into some cakes on her visit to the Bath and West Show on May 28th 2014 - as seen on Clarence House Instagram.

And the next photo on the same…

To Monaco, an heir

It's the news that Monaco has been waiting for.  As their third wedding anniversary approaches, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene have announced they are expecting a baby.  The child will be first in line to the throne and give the principality its longed for heir.

The Prince and Princess of Monaco are expecting their first child 
The baby is due before the end of the year although no further details of Princess Charlene's pregnancy have yet been announced.  The couple were last seen in public at a dinner in Monte Carlo on May 26th but there was no hint of a pregnancy announcement being imminent.  The news comes on the 70th anniversary of Albert's grandmother, Charlotte, renouncing her rights to Monaco's throne in favour of her son, Rainier, and the day before the 91st anniversary of Rainier's birth.

When the secret was still just theirs - Albert and Charlene meet Grand Prix workers ahead of the Monaco race 
It means that, for the second time, Princess Caroline wil…

Kate's cute moment

The Duchess of Cambridge carried out her first public engagement since her return from the royal tour of Australia and New Zealand on May 29th 2014 when she and Prince William visited Scotland.  But while the Earl and Countess of Strathearn - as they are known in Scotland - carried out a whole range of duties it was one unguarded moment that really caught the imagination.  Kate seemed so taken with a gift of a kilt wearing teddy for Prince George that she was momentarily lost for words.

It's for George, Kate, you can't keep it yourself - the Duchess of Cambridge with the teddy given to her for her little boy on a visit to Strathearn in Scotland
Prince William was pretty impressed as well as he popped over during a walkabout to have a look at the bear which was kitted out in the Streathearn tartan.

The Earl and Countess of Streathearn with the teddy in a kilt given to them for their son, Prince George, on a visit to Scotland
The couple spent a lot of time with local community gro…

Royal round up for the week ending May 24th May 2014....

A round up of all the news from Europe's royal houses for the week ending May 24th 2014...

United Kingdom
The Queen attended the first royal garden party of the summer which was held at Buckingham Palace on May 21st 2014.  Also present were the Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Beatrice of York.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at the first garden party of the year at Buckingham Palace.  It took place on May 21st 2014
Earlier in the week, the Queen had visited the Chelsea Flower Show - she is Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society.  The Duke of Edinburgh accompanied her.

The Queen at the Chelsea Flower Show on May 19th 2014
On May 20th 2014, the Queen was in Portsmouth where she visited HMS Lancaster, inspected a Guard of Honour and had lunch with the Ship's Company and their families. 

The Queen during her visit to HMS Lancaster in Portsmouth on May 20th 2014
On May 22nd 2014, at Buckingham Palace, the Queen received the Bishop of Exeter who did homage to her on his appointme…