Thursday, 27 April 2017

King Philippe of Belgium - Birthday Reply (2017)

Today I received a lovely reply from Belgium. I had written to King Philippe of Belgium earlier this month for his 57th Birthday.

The card is similar to Queen Mathilde's Birthday reply from this year & last year's, except her card was accompanied with a photo.

I did write to King Philippe last year for his birthday, but the reply I got wasn't exactly a birthday reply.


The message is in French, which is 1 of  Belgium's 3 official languages (Dutch, French, German). The message translates to:

"Palace of Brussels

His Majesty the King has received the kind wishes you have sent him on the occasion of his 57th Birthday.

The King would like to cordially thank you.

Brussels, April 2017"

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

King & Queen of Norway's 80th Birthday Celebrations (May 9th-10th, 2017)


King Harald & Queen Sonja of Norway will both celebrate their 80th Birthday this year. Harald turned 80 on 21 February, and Queen Sonja will turn 80 on July 4th. 

To mark their 80th birthdays, there will be two days of official celebrations in Norway attended by a number of Foreign Royals. 

Tuesday, May 9
  • Appearance on Balcony
Wednesday, May 10th 
  • Lunch on Royal Yacht Norge
  • Banquet at Opera House

Royals Confirmed: Palace says 30-40 Royal Guest Expected.  The Palace will likely release a full guest list on the 8th or 9th. 
  • Norway 
    • King Harald & Queen Sonja
    • Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit
      • Princess Ingrid Alexandra
      • Prince Sverre Magnus
    • Princess Märtha Louise 
      • 3 Daughters 
    • Princess Astrid
  • Belgium 
    • King Philippe & Queen Mathilde
  • Denmark 
    • Queen Margrethe 
    • Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary
    • Prince Joachim & Princess Marie (just 10th)
  • Liechtenstein 
    • None
  • Luxembourg 
    • Grand Duke Henri  & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 
      • Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume & Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie 
  • Monaco 
    • Prince Albert
  • Netherlands 
    • Princess Beatrix
      • King Willem-Alexander & Queen Maxima
      • Prince Constantijn  (just 9th)
      • Princess Mabel 
  • Spain 
    • King Juan Carlos & Queen Sofia (just 10th)
  • Sweden 
    • King Carl Gustaf & Queen Silvia 
      • Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel
      • Prince Carl Philip & Princess Sofia
    • Madeleine Kogevinas (extended family) & Professor Bernhard Mach 
    • Desirée Kogevinas (extended family) & Carlos Eugster
  • UK 
    • Countess Sophie of Wessex
    • Lady Elizabeth Shakerley (Queen's Cousin)
  • Greece
    • Queen Anne Marie
      • Crown Prince Pavlos & Crown Princess Marie-Chantal
      • Prins Nikolaos & Prinsesse Tatiana
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King Harald's Silver Jubilee Celebration

Monday, 24 April 2017

Princess Eugenie of York & Princess Marie of Liechtenstein - Birthday Replies (2017)

I received 2 pieces of royal mail today, which made me very happy. I had been getting a little impatient as it had been over 3 weeks since I received my last reply.

Princess Eugenie of York

The first piece of mail is from Princess Eugenie of York. I had written to her in March for her birthday. The reply is fairly typical of what you see from the Yorks. 



Like usual the reply is written by Amanda Thirsk, Prince Andrew's Private Secretary. Both my 2015 & 2016 Birthday reply for Princess Eugenie came a bit earlier in April, but it's still a good response time for the Yorks. 

Princess Marie of Liechtenstein

The 2nd reply is from Princess Marie of Liechtenstein. Her husaband, Prince Hans-Adam II, is the ruler of Liechtenstein. But he offically steped down from the day to day decision making in 2004, making his son Heretary Prince Alois regent. I had written to her earlier this month for her 77th Birthday. We actually have the same birthday, April 14th. 


The reply is the same kind of card as my 2 other replies from Liechtenstein. Although the other two had "Dear Miss Daly" written above the message. The signature at the bottom reads "Marie Liechtenstein." I'm not sure if it's a real signature or an autopen.  I love the texture on the edge of the card. And the embossed coat of arms is really nice, you can really feel it stick out from the paper. I'm surprised by how detailed the embossing can get. Here is a better look at it. 



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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Princess Eugenie - Patronages

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Street Children UK
Global Ambassador of Children in Crisis (2007?-2018)
Ambassador (2018 - Present)

Street Children UK is a UK based charity that works to provide quality education to children in poor, or conflicted countries. The organization mainly works in Asia and Africa.  They work to make quality education accessible to all children. The Charity also provides support to the families, through adult literacy, health education and maternal health programs.


Eugenie became an ambassador of Street Children UK in 2018, when Children in Crisis, founded by her mother Sarah, Duchess of York merged with the charity. Eugenie had previously been an ambassador of Children in Crisis.


Sarah, Duchess of York is Street Children UK's, Founding Patron. AndPrincess Beatrice is also an Ambassador.

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital's Charity

Patron of Redevelopment Appeal (2012-2019)
Patron (2019 - Present)

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital is one of the leading specialist orthopedic hospitals in the world. In 2002, at age 12, Princess Eugenie
underwent back surgery to correct her scoliosis.

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital's Charity helps the hospital to provide world-class care for all its patients and support it's pioneering work in orthopaedic research and education. In 2012 Princess Eugenie became patron of the hospital's redevelopment appeal to build new state of the art facilities on the existing 100-year-old site. The new hospital was officially opened in 2019. 

Prince Andrew is Patron of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.


Patron (2016 - Present)

Elephant Family is an animal conservation charity founded in 2002. The Duchess of Cornwall's brother Mark Shand co-founded the charity. Elephant Family works to protect endangered Asian elephants, with conservation projects across Asia. The Charity works to secure elephant and wildlife habitats, reduce human-elephant conflicts and promotes education programs in the UK about these endangered elephants.

Duchess Camilla and Prince Charles become Joint President of Elephant Family after the death of Camilla's brother Mark Shand, although they had supported the charity numerous times in the years previous.

Camilla's sister Annabelle, & Eugenie's Mother, Duchess Sarah, are also Patrons of the charity. 

Patron (2016 - Present)

The Teenage Cancer Trust is a UK based charity. The charity works to help provide life-changing care for teens with cancer. They have 28 speciality cancer units with expert staff in NHS hospitals. They also provide these teen and their families support. Teenage Cancer Trust helps fund a portfolio of cancer research and policy. 

Duchess Sarah and Princess Beatrice are also patrons of the organization. 

Royal Patron (2016 - Present)

The Print Room at the Coronet is a small Theater and performance space in Notting Hill. Originally the theater had been located in a former print warehouse, before moving its current location. 

Royal Patron (2017 - Present)

The European School of Osteopathy is a school for osteopathic medicine at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Osteopathic medicine is a type of alternative medicine that emphasizes massage and other physical manipulation of muscle tissue and bones.

The school is working to ensure osteopathic care is available and affordable for the whole community.

Patron (2017 - Present)

Charity: Water is a charity that works to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. They create sustainable projects that work for that specific community. This requires finding the right location and using technology that will work well there. They also work with local government and community leaders throughout the process. And provides education and training to help the local community maintain these wells.  

The Anti-Slavery Collective
Co-Founder (2017-Present)

The Anti-Slavery Collective is a group whose mission is to bring change-makers together to raise awareness about modern slavery. The Collective was founded by Princess Eugenie & Julia de Boinville in 2017. 

"We are two best friends who have carefully curated this platform to connect change-hungry abolitionists to unite, educate and activate."

The work to connect law enforcement agencies, policy makers, journalists, academics, NGO’s, companies, individuals, and survivors to collaborate and share ideas on how to fight human trafficking.

Note: The Anti-Slavery Collective is not a registered charity. 

Royal Patron (2018-Present)

The Tate's Young Patrons program works to interest young people in visiting the art museum & getting them involved in the contemporary arts. The Young Patrons Ambassador Group meets four times a year to discuss the interests, strategy and events for the Young Patrons program. 

Also apart of the Tate's Young Patrons Ambassador Group is Princess Alia Al-Senussi.

Ambassador (2018 - Present)

The Project 0 Campain is an international campaign to restore and protect the world's oceans. They work to fund projects that clean up the ocean, restore fisheries, rebuild coral reefs and mangrove forests, and protect the ocean 


Also an Ambassador for the Project 0 Campain: Princess Theodora von Liechtenstein (Cousin once-removed for Hereditary Prince Alois)

Ambassador for the Artemis Council (2018-Present)

 The New Museum, in New York City, USA is a contemporary art museum and one of the few worldwide that is exclusively devoted to presenting contemporary art from around the world.

Princess Eugenie is an ambassador for the  Artemis Council, which is “a by-invitation membership initiative focused solely on supporting female artists.”


Big Cat Sanctuary
Patron (2018? - Present)
The Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent, England works to protect Big Cats from extinction. It works to breed endangered cats within the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme. And whenever possible return big cats to the wild. 

Princess Beatrice of York - Patronages


Street Children UK
Global Ambassador of Children in Crisis (2007?-2018)
Ambassador (2018 - Present)

Street Children UK is a UK based charity that works to provide quality education to children in poor, or conflicted countries. The organization mainly works in Asia and Africa.  They work to make quality education accessible to all children. The charity also provides support to the families, through adult literacy, health education and maternal health programs.

Beatrice became an ambassador of Street Children UK in 2018, when Children in Crisis, founded by her mother Sarah, Duchess of York merged with the charity. She had previously been an ambassador of Children in Crisis.

After graduating University, Beatrice spent three months working for Children in Crisis as a research and development intern.

Sarah, Duchess of York is Street Children UK's Founding Patron. And Princess Eugenie is also an Ambassador. 


The Big Change Charitable Trust

Founder (2012-Present)

Beatrice co-founded Big Change in 2012, with friends. She has been a trustee of Big Change since May 2013.  Big Change raises funds and supports forward-thinking projects, ideas and people 
that help to build communities. 


York Musical Society

Patron (2012-Present)

York Musical Society is a choral society in York. it is the oldest musical society in the England, founded in 1765. 


Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity

Patron (2013-Present)

The Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity is a charity based in Scotland that support the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. The Hospital was open in 1895 by Beatrice's namesake, Princess Beatrice, the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria.


The Charity works to make sure the patients and their families receive the best care and support possible through, comfortable and inviting facilities, accommodations for families, family support, staff training, art projects, etc. 


The Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity also gives grants to fund projects, equipment, and training at many other children’s healthcare locations throughout Scotland. (Previously called The Sick Kids Friends Foundation.)


Broomwood African Education Foundation 

Patron (2013-Present)

Broomwood African Education Foundation is a charity run by Broomwood Hall School (Students Age 4-13) in London.  The Foundation built and runs a school in Gondar, Ethiopia called St George’s School with the hopes to provide the underprivileged students in Ethiopia the same high standard of education Broomwood Hall School provides its students.


Forget Me Not Children's Hospice 

Patron (2013-Present)

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life-shortening conditions in West Yorkshire. The Charity has a state of the art Hospice, Russell House, in Huddersfield, and also provided home hospice services. The charity provides care and support for the children, both physically and mentally, emotionally and socially. Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice works to help each child live life to the fullest. 


They also provide support for their families, who are often overwhelmed providing their sick child's full-time care. 


Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre 

Patron (2013-Present)

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre provides support for people with Dyslexia as well as training & courses for student, parent and specialist teachers. The Centre also provides Dyslexia screening and assesses. Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre is a non-profit and provides free screenings & assessments and subsidized training for those unable to afford the normal fees.


At the age of 7, Beatrice was diagnosed with dyslexia and received help and support from the Centre throughout her secondary education.


York Theatre Royal

 Patron (2014-Present)

The York Theatre Royal is over 270 years old.  The theatre entertains over 200,000 people a year with a variety of performances, including its annual pantomime.


Berkshire Community Foundation

Patron (2014-Present)

The Berkshire Community Foundation was founded in 1985 to help support the community in the Royal County of Berkshire. The Foundation provides grants for individuals, families, and companies in the community. Beatrice has close ties to the community as 2 schools she attended, Upton House School and St. George's School, are located in Berkshire.


English National Ballet School 

Patron (2015 - Present)

English National Ballet School is the official school of the English National Ballet. It is a world-renowned ballet training centre for young ballet dancers from around the world, age 16 to 19.  The school gives talented young dancers the opportunity to train regardless of a student's financial ability, though subsided tuition fees and scholarships. The school is in central London.  



Patron (2016 - Present)

The Teenage Cancer Trust is a UK based charity. The charity works to help provide life-changing care for teens with cancer. They have 28 specialty cancer units with expert staff in NHS hospitals. They also provide these teen and their families support. Teenage Cancer Trust helps fund a portfolio of cancer research and policy. 

Duchess Sarah and Princess Eugenie are also patrons of the organization. 
Judge (2016)
Royal Patron (2017- Present)

Oscar’s Book Prize is an annual award for the best book of the year for children under five. It is awarded in memory of Oscar Ashton, who passed away in 2012 at age 3 from an undetected heart condition. 

Outward Bound Trust
Trustee (2019 - Present) 

The Outward Bound Trust is s an educational charity runs a number of outdoor learning courses that equip young people with valuable skills. The trust works to help young people become more confident, more effective and more capable at school, college and in the workplace.

Prince Andrew is Patron (2019- Present). He was previously Chairman of the Board of Trustees (1999-2019). Prince Philip was previously Patron (1953-2019).

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Zara Tindall - Patronages


The Catwalk Spinal Cord Injury Trust
(New Zealand)
Patron  (2005-Present)

The Catwalk Spinal Cord Injury Trust is a New Zealand based charity that supports Spinal Cord Injury research. 


Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund
Patron (2007-present)

Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund is a charity that helps Equestrian riders at all level and disciplines after they have been injured. The charity was founded by the parents of Mark Davies, an event rider who died as a result of an accident at the Burghley Horse Trials in 1988. The charity also promotes rider safety. 

Lucy Air Ambulance for Children 

Patron (2011-Present)

Lucy Air Ambulance for Children is a UK based air ambulance charity for critically ill children. The air ambulance allows children access to much needed urgent specialist care. Lucy stands for ‘Lifesaving Urgent Care for the Young’. 


World Horse Welfare
Patron (2016?-Present)

World Horse Welfare is an international Charity that works to improves the lives of horses through education, campaigning, and hands-on care.

Princess Anne has been President since 1994. 

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Peter Phillips - Patronages


Peter Phillips has 2 Patronages that I know of and works full time as Managing Director of SEL UK.

Habitat for Humanity (Peterborough and Kawartha Region, Canada)
Joint Royal Patron (2016-Present)

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit that helps to build homes for low-income families. Peter is an ambassador for their Youth Build Program, which gets youth involved on building sites and in the fundraising process.

Peter's wife, Autumn, is also a Royal Patron of the charity. She is an ambassador for their Women Build Program. Autumn's father Brian Kelly, lives just outside Peterborough. He is the chairman of the board of directors for the Habitat for Humanity Peterborough and Kawartha Region.

West Island Palliative Care Residence (Canada)
Joint Royal Patron (2016-Present)

West Island Palliative Care Residence is Canada's largest freestanding palliative care facility. Peter's wife, Autumn, is also a Royal Patron of the charity. Autumn grew up in West Island.

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Lady Louise & Viscount James (Wessex) - Patronages


Lady Louise & Viscount James do not have any Patronages. They are both Full-Time students.

We will update this in the future when any Patronage is announced.

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