• The Countess of Wessex brightens rainy day in Oxfordshire

    The Countess of Wessex brightened a drizzly day in Oxford on Friday as she visited Wantage Market with her husband Prince Edward. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Despite the grey weather Sophie looked radiant in a turquoise coat dress and nude heels and was seen beaming out from under her large cobalt umbrella. The rain also didn't deter the scores of flag-waving royal fans turned out the greet the couple in the historic market square which features a statue of King Alfred, who was the King of Wessex.   Sophie and Edward have been touring the Saxon kingdom of Wessex to mark the

  • Princess Leonore of Sweden: details released about Princess Madeleine's daughter's christening

    The Swedish royal family have released details about Princess Leonore of Sweden's forthcoming christening. Princess Madeleine and her husband Chris O'Neill have chosen to baptise their baby daughter Leonore Lilian Maria at Drottningholm Palace Church at 12.00 noon on 8 June 2014 — a year to the day after they tied the knot and two days before Madeleine's 32nd birthday.   Leonore will be baptised in the same gown as King Carl XVI Gustaf, Princess Victoria and her cousin Princess Estelle, whom she met for the first time when Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel visited New York in mid-April. The baptismal water will

  • Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands celebrate their first King's Day

    Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands celebrated their first King's Day on Saturday 26 April. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY "It was unforgettable," said a beaming King Willem-Alexander, who turns 47 on Sunday. "De Rijp and Amstelveen, heartfelt thanks to you from me and my family."   King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima with their three daughters The royal couple were joined by their three daughter Princess Catherina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane as they took part in the national day's activities, including in a river pageant on the river Amstel. Relive King Willem-Alexander's inauguration Other members of the Dutch royal family turned out