• Youngest artist to paint the Queen unveils his portrait at the Millennium Stadium

    A new portrait of the Queen has been unveiled at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and the man who immortalised the monarch is the youngest person to have been given the honour. At just 32, Welsh artist Dan Llywelyn Hall was asked by the Welsh Rugby Union to depict their royal patron, a job he described as the "ultimate commission".   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY   Dan, whose piece marks the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation, said his expressionist-style portrait was intended to "get beyond the [Queen's] public image". "I was very eager to talk to her and find out who

  • King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima bid farewell to guests after final royal gathering

    The new monarch, King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima hosted a brunch in the Royal Palace in Amsterdam on Wednesday. After two days of national celebrations the youngest king and queen in Europe brought their guests together for a final and informal gathering over brunch, for which Maxima chose a pink coat-dress with matching earrings, clutch and shoes. Afterwards, they emerged at the doors of the Royal Palace to wave goodbye to their guests – royals who had travelled from 18 countries all over the world to be there to welcome Willem-Alexander and Maxima to the throne – with their