Angelica’s Royal Ramblings

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Official Birthday

On 13th June 2020, Her Majesty The Queen attended a ceremony to mark her official birthday at Windsor Castle, Berkshire. The Queen celebrated her 94th birthday on 21st April however in line with Government advice, it was agreed that The Queen’s Birthday Parade, also known as Trooping the Colour, would not go ahead in its traditional form. The private and scaled back parade took place in Windsor, with a small ceremony led by the Welsh Guards.

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The Sovereign’s birthday is officially celebrated by the ceremony of Trooping the Colour (Queen’s Birthday Parade). During the ceremony, The Queen is greeted by a Royal salute and carries out an inspection of the troops.

For this event, the Queen wore a Stewart Parvin coat, which she wore over a floral dress by the designer and a Rachel Trevor Morgan hat to complete the look.

Happy Birthday Princess Amalia of Nassau!

On 15th June it was the sixth birthday of Princess Amalia Gabriela Maria Teresa Nassau and on that occasion there were three new photos of Princess Amalia released. She was born on 15th June 2014 at the Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital and she is the eldest child of Prince Felix and Princess Claire.

Since August 2018, Prince Felix and Princess Claire have been living in Frankfurt, Germany with their children Princess Amalia and Prince Liam.

Queen Mathilde visits Bruges city

On 16th June, Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the province of West Flanders in the city of Bruges. Whilst there, The Queen visited the exhibition “Van Eyck in Bruges” at the Groeninge Museum. Jan Van Eyck was one of the founders of Flemish painting in the 15th and 16th centuries. The museum contains two of Jan Van Eyck’s most famous works in his collection: ‘Madonna with Canon Joris van der Paele ‘ and ‘Portrait of Margareta van Eyck ‘. Later, The Queen visited the newly renovated Gruuthuse Museum.

Finally, Queen Mathilde visited a local catering business and spoke with representatives of the sector. In Belgium, the catering industry was seriously affected by the Coronavirus crisis.

Queen Mathilde wore a half-length dress with floral print of Natan leaves.

Imperial family attended a memorial ceremony for Empress Kogun

On 16th June, the Imperial Family of Japan attended ceremonies to mark the 20th anniversary of Empress Kojun’s death. Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako and other family members worshipped at the Three Palace Sanctuaries. Princesses Mako and Kako were sent to Musashi Imperial Graveyard.

Empress Kojun was the wife of Emperor Hirohito, who is posthumously known as Emperor Showa.

Danish Royal Family attended the opening of an exhibition at Frederiksborg Castle

On 16th June, Queen Margrethe II, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of the exhibition “The Faces of the Queen” (Dronningens Ansigter), held at The National History Museum at Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød. Frederiksborg Castle has housed The National History Museum since 1878.

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The exhibition was created on the occasion of The Queen’s 80th birthday earlier this year and portrays The Queen’s life, work and special interests. In connection with the opening of the exhibition, a new portrait of Queen Margrethe II, painted by artist Niels Strøbæk,  was also unveiled. The exhibition involves films, dresses and scenography elements as well as a large number of portraits.

Crown Princess Mary wore a BEULAH Ahana Puff-sleeve Belted Wool Dress.

Funeral of Baroness Elizabeth-Ann de Massy at Monaco Cathedral

On 17th June, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco along with Princess Stephanie, Her Royal Highness Caroline Princess of Hanover, Charlotte Casiraghi, Princess Alexandra, Pierre Casiraghi, Andrea Casiraghi, Pauline Ducruet and Louis Ducruet attended the funeral of Baroness Elizabeth-Ann De Massy. The funeral was held at the Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate in Monaco-Ville, Principality of Monaco.

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The funeral mass was celebrated by Archbishop Dominique-Marie David of Monaco and Archbishop Bernard Barsi, Archbishop Emeritus, in the Cathedral of Monaco.
The religious ceremony was followed by burial at the Chapel of Peace located on the Rock in the strictest family intimacy.

Baroness Elizabeth-Ann de Massy, first cousin of Prince Albert II, died at the Princess Grace Hospital on June 10th. She was 73 years old.

Born in Monaco on July 3 1947, Elizabeth-Ann was the first child of Princess Antoinette of Monaco, elder sister of Prince Rainier III, and Alexandre Noghès. She was the godmother of Princess Stéphane of Monaco.

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Baroness Elizabeth-Ann de Massy was heavily involved in charity work across her home nation, and was president of the Monegasque Tennis Federation and the Monte Carlo Country Club. She was also passionate about animal welfare, holding head roles in both Monaco’s Society for the Protection of Animals and the Canine Society of Monaco. Very attached to the traditions of the Principality, the Baroness regularly took part in events bringing together all generations.

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