Princess Eugenie Moves to New York

princess_eugenie_moves_to_new_york_highsocietytimes23-year-old Princess Eugenie, the Queen’s second youngest granddaughter, is moving to New York in October of 2013. The move is caused by Princess Eugenie being hired to work at Paddle8, an art auction house owned by Alexander Gilkes. Alexander Gilkes and his brother Charlie Gilkes are good friends of the royals.

Princess Eugenie will be leaving behind her boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank, for a spell but the two are planning to visit whenever possible and the princess will return to London when Paddle8 opens a new office there. Princess Eugenie earned her degree at Newcastle in Art History and English Literature. Previously she has been utilizing her degree during work for auction house Christie’s and at the Royal Collection in Buckingham Palace.

The princess is sure to socialize with Hilary Rhoda, Lauren Bush Lauren, and the Hiltons perhaps by getting cocktails at the fashionable SoHo House or The Standard. Pippa Middleton also enjoys hanging out in Manhattan, so Princess Eugenie should have plenty of people to introduce her to New York and keep her busy.

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Fergie and Tennis Ace Open School in Serbia

Fergie_and_Tennis_ace_open_school_in_serbiaOn September 16, 2013, tennis star Novak Djokovic and the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, opened a primary school for underprivileged children in the Serbian town of Kadina Luka. Sarah Ferguson flew into Belgrade the night before where she was met by Novak Djokovic. The Novak Djokovic Humanitarian Foundation aims to improve the lives of needy Serbian children and it was founded by the tennis champ in 2007. The Duchess is an ambassador for the Foundation and believes in seeing the work of the Foundation first hand as opposed to just attending fancy parties.

Fewer than 44 percent of children in Serbia between the ages of three and a half and five attend school, so the new school should make quite an impact on childhood education. This is the first school that has been refurbished under the Foundation’s project Skolica Zivota (Little School of Life). Novak Djokovic was seen planting trees while Sarah Ferguson entertained the crowd of dozens of schoolchildren. The Duchess was all smiles throughout the day. When not helping with charities, Sarah Ferguson has a successful career as a television personality and writer.

A Baby on the Way for Princess Madeleine

a_baby_on_the_way_for_princess_madeleine_highsocietytimesRecently married Swedish princess Madeleine announced in early September of 2013 that she is expecting a child with her New York banker husband Christopher O’Neill. When the pair married in June of 2013, Mr. O’Neill opted out of a royal title choosing instead to remain a private citizen rather than be granted royal rank. Princess Madeleine moved to the United States in 2010 following the nasty collapse of her first engagement to Swedish attorney Jonas Bergstrom who was rumored to have cheated on her.

Christopher O’Neill and Princess Madeleine started dating in 2011, having first been seen together at the Central Park Boathouse. Their wedding was well-attended by celebrities such as Roxette stars Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson, Duran Duran’s John Taylor, Prince Nikolaos of Greece, and the chief executive of fashion company H&M Karl-Johan Persson. Princess Madeleine wore a couture Valentino wedding gown. The married couple currently lives in New York where Princess Madeleine works for the non-profit World Childhood Foundation founded by her mother, Queen Silvia. Continue reading

Prince Phillip Meets Prince George

prince_phillip_meets_prince_george_highsocietytimesPrince Philip was finally introduced to his great-grandson on September 15th, 2013 nearly two months after Prince George’s birth. Prince Philip was desperate to meet the infant prince but was unable to due to his recovery at Sandringham after exploratory abdominal surgery. Prince William employed a private plane to take his wife Kate Middleton and son Prince George to Balmoral Castle in Scotland where Prince Philip and the Queen have been living since late July. The Queen had already met the baby Prince George when he was brought to Kensington not long after his birth. Continue reading

Luxembourg’s New Princess

luxembourgs_new_princess_highsocietytimesClaire Lademacher became Luxembourg’s new princess on September 17, 2013 as she wed fiancé Prince Felix in a civil ceremony in her hometown of Frankfurt, Germany. The newly married couple hosted a second more lavish ceremony in the Provencal town of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume on September 21, 2013 with 350 guests attending. The second ceremony was a religious one and the bride wore an elegant Elie Saab gown in sharp contrast to the modern white sheath dress she wore for her civil ceremony with aquamarine drop earrings and Ferragamo bow heels. Continue reading

Green Carpet Challenge

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Fashionable Royals stepped out on the evening of September 16th, 2013, to attend the Global Fund’s charity event Green Carpet Challenge at London’s Apsley House. Gowns created with sustainable fabrics were on display designed by Roland Mouret, Victoria Beckham, Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, Christopher Kane, and Erdem Moralioglu. Guests of the event included Jodie Kidd, Prince Pavlos and Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, and Laura Carmichael. Continue reading

Prince Edward on the Island of Jersey

Prins Edward, earl av Wessex - version 4Residents of the island of Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands, met Prince Edward on September 17, 2013 at an event held to celebrate that it had been 350 years since the island of Jersey was given the Royal Mace in 1663 from King Charles II to honor the island for affording him shelter for two brief periods when he needed it before he became King. Sir Michael Birt, the Bailiff, gave the invitation to Islanders to meet Prince Edward at this special sitting, and articulated that the event was an opportunity for Jersey to convey its allegiance to the Crown. Michael Birt also expressed his hope that many Islanders would come out to welcome the Royal Visitor. His hopes were not disappointed. Continue reading

Prince and Princess of Egypt

prince and princess of egyptOn August 30th, 2013, Prince Muhammad Ali of Egypt and Princess Noal Zaher of Afghanistan tied the knot in an extravagant marriage ceremony at the Palace of Ciragan in Turkey. This union is quite unique as both the bride and groom possess royal heritage. Prince Muhammad Ali is the eldest son of Fuad II, giving him the title of Prince of Sa’id. The prince was born in Cairo in 1979. Princess Noal Zaher is the granddaughter of the last king of Afghanistan, her father being Mohammed Daoud Khan Pachtounyar. Princess Noal Zaher was born in Rome in 1980. Continue reading

Kate Can’t Make Wedding!

kate_can't_make_wedding_highsocietytimesKate Middleton was unable to attend the wedding of close friends Lady Laura Marsham and James Meade held at St. Nicholas Parish Church in Gayton. James Meade is the son of Olympic three-day eventer Richard Meade while Lady Laura is the daughter of the Earl of Romney. The couple issuch close friends of William and Kate that Meade even gave a speech at the Royal Wedding back in April of 2011.

Prince William looked dashing in his dark jacket with tails and deep gray pinstriped trousers. He complemented his stylish ensemble with a white rose in his suit pocket and a red tie. Prince William served as an usher for the event. Prince Harry arrived later wearing a cream waistcoat and pale blue tie under a long jacket. Also in attendance was Kate’s sister, Pippa Middleton, garbed in a fitted teal dress with matching hat and a clutch purse.

While the Duchess of Cambridge found it necessary to stay home and care for her infant son, Prince George, on the occasion of the wedding, the Duke and Duchess did leave their son in the care of a nanny for their first evening out since Prince George’s birth. The couple attended the Tusk Conservation Awards on the evening of September 12th, 2013. Kate looked gorgeous in a silver floor-length sequined gown custom-made for her by Jenny Packham