I've decided to make an amendment to our 'Royal Roundup' posts and incorporate a variety of news from a variety of royal families in the spirit of updating in a somewhat timely fashion.
We begin with the British Royal Family and a look at an official portrait released by Buckingham Palace to mark Prince Edward's 50th birthday. It's a lovely, informal family portrait and I have to say I'm a big fan of the Wessexes, a royal couple who are seriously underrated in terms of media coverage.
|The British Monarchy Flickr|
It's been a busy week for The Countess of Wessex who visited England Hockey at its base at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Buckinghamshire, to talk to staff and players from both national teams and observe a training session. Sophie has been patron of England Hockey since 2007 and joined in during a game.
Members of the Royal Family have been out and about attending this year's Cheltenham festival. The annual racing event is favoured by the Windsor clan. The Duchess of Cornwall was in high spirits at Ladies Day when she won a bet against her son Tom Parker-Bowles. She looked thrilled as she took three twenty pound notes from her son.
The Queen's granddaughter-in-law Autumn Phillips looked stylish.
New mother Zara Tindall enjoyed a day at the races with her mother Princess Anne.
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark met with Chelsea Clinton, vice president of The Clinton Foundation, in New York at a dinner organised by the Danish Consulate General. The duo discussed a variety of issues during the meeting including global health, empowerment and women's rights - all issues Princess Mary feels passionately about.
Meanwhile, Princess Mary's mother-in-law, the Queen, attended the opening of the exhibition "Vikings: Life and Legend" in London.
Over in the Netherlands, Queen Máxima made a fashion statement upon arrival at the official opening of "Week of the Money" at the Dutch Sound Institute. Máxima has always been one to experiment with her fashion choices. What are your thoughts on this look?
Members of the Spanish Royal Family attended the 10th anniversary memorial service for victims of the March 2004 Madrid Bombings. No doubt a sombre day of reflection for many people in Spain.
We wrap up today's post with a look at a new official photo of Princess Charlene of Monaco. It's a very casual and relaxed shot, which is something we're seeing more and more of in official royal photos across the board.
|Palais Princier De Monaco|
We hope to do at least a couple of these posts weekly moving forward.