New Portrait to Mark Margrethe II’s Upcoming Birthday

  March 4, 2015 at 6:40 pm by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark

As they did with her ruby jubilee in 2012, the Danish Royal Court has released a new portrait and logo to celebrate Queen Margrethe II’s 75th birthday next month. The logo has been designed by graphic designer Poul Bjørn in conjunction with Wonderful Copenhagen. Torben Eskerod photographed the Queen, who appears in the simple close-up photo wearing a red blouse. Queen Margrethe turns 75 on April 16, and several events have been … Continue reading

First Child for Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad

  March 4, 2015 at 11:37 am by

Qatar's Coat of Arms

Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani, the deputy Emir of Qatar, and his wife Sheikha Al-Maha welcomed their first child yesterday. The couple, who were married in March 2012, are the parents of a son, Sheikh Tamim bin Abdullah. Sheikh Abdullah is a son of the former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and his third wife, Sheikha Noora bint Khalid Al-Thani.

Queen Mathilde Attends Ebola Conference in Brussels

  March 3, 2015 at 6:12 pm by

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Today, Tuesday March 3, Queen Mathilde participated in a conference about ebola at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. The title of the conference was “Ebola: from emergency to recovery”, and it took place under the organisation and patronage of the European Union. The conference was also co-chaired by the European Union, the Presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the United Nations, the African Union and the Economic Community of … Continue reading

Queen Maxima at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015

  March 3, 2015 at 12:05 pm by

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As the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima yesterday afternoon, March 2, gave a speech at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. At her arrival at Fira Gran Via where the congress took place, the Queen was welcomed by King Felipe of Spain. The King was there to preside over the inauguration of the congress. Queen Maxima spoke during the session … Continue reading

Grand Duke Henri Honours Former IOC President

  March 3, 2015 at 4:37 am by

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Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Henri yesterday welcomed the former President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, to Château de Berg for an audience. During the audience, Count Rogge (a member of the Belgian nobility since 2002) was awarded with the Grand Cross of the Civil and Military Order of Merit of Adolphe of Nassau, the second highest order of Luxembourg. The order is granted to person in recognition of “meritorious service … Continue reading

Another Prussian Baby On The Way?

  March 3, 2015 at 12:30 am by

Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia on their wedding day in 2011

German magazine Bunte is reporting that the Prince and Princess of Prussia are expecting their third child. Nothing has been officially confirmed by the prospective parents as yet, Princess Sophie is believed to be due to give birth in April. The couple are already parents to twin sons, Princes Carl Friedrich and Louis Ferdinand, who were born in January 2013. Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie were married in August 2011.

New Coinage Portrait Released in the UK

  March 2, 2015 at 11:53 pm by

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The Royal Mint today released the new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that will begin featuring on British coins. Engraver Jody Clark, who works at the Royal Mint, saw his design selected from the final selection of anonymous submissions. The design is the fifth portrait of the Queen to feature on coins since she took the throne in 1952. “I hope she [Queen Elizabeth] thinks it is a fitting and … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Host Gala Dinner for Colombian President

  March 2, 2015 at 7:50 pm by

Queen Letizia and King Felipe at the gala dinner for the Colombian President; 02-03-2015

The King and Queen of Spain tonight hosted a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid for the visiting Colombian President. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia posed with President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón and his wife María Clemencia Rodríguez for photographs before greeting the 110 dinner guests in the palace’s Throne Room. Among those attending the dinner were Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and members of the Spanish government … Continue reading

Baptism Date of Monaco’s Princely Twins Announced

  March 2, 2015 at 7:20 pm by

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The christening date for Monaco’s princely twins has finally been announced, the event will take place on May 10. Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella will be christened at the Cathedral de Monaco during a special morning mass. The twins were born on December 10 at the Maternity Centre of the Princess Grace Hospital. They are first and second in line to the throne of Monaco. Monaco Channel also revealed that … Continue reading

Duke of Edinburgh Presents New RAF Squadron Standard

  March 2, 2015 at 4:48 am by

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The Duke of Edinburgh was today West London, where he presented a Royal Air Force squadron with their new standard. The No. 32 (The Royal) Squadron received their new standard at their base, RAF Northolt. Prince Philip, who is the Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Northolt, inspected a guard of sixty servicemen from the squadron. He wore the ceremonial dress of the Royal Air Force for the presentation. “It is … Continue reading

Picture of the Month Ends With New Start

  March 1, 2015 at 4:34 am by

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After a tough decision, we have decided to end the Picture of the Month polls in their present form. After 8 years and over 200 polls, it is time for something new. Beginngin in March, we will be having weekly fashion polls in place of the Picture of the Month Poll. The Picture of the Month polls started in 2006 with official picture polls -of current events- only. Due to … Continue reading

Former Thai Royal In-Laws Arrested for Lèse-majesté

  March 1, 2015 at 3:59 am by

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand and his former wife, Srirasmi Suwadee

The parents of Thailand’s former Crown Princess, Srirasmi Suwadee, were arrested last week on charges of lèse-majesté. Apiruj and Wanthanee Suwadee pled guilty to the charges of defaming the monarchy, lodging a malicious claim and asking officials to file false charges. Their arrest, which took place on Friday, came after a former neighbour of the couple accused them of having her falsely imprisoned for fraud by using their royal connections. “We plead … Continue reading

Winners of the 2014 Picture of the Year Polls!

  March 1, 2015 at 1:30 am by

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Each month, our Picture of the Month Representatives chose their favorite picture representing their country’s royals to submit, and each month you choose your favorite. These polls where the best of the best- the 2014 Picture of the Year! The winners of the 2014 Picture of the Year Polls are; First place: Denmark Second place: Belgium & Great Britain (joint picture) Third place: Jordan Congratulations to the winning teams!

The Duke of Cambridge’s Third Day in Japan

  February 28, 2015 at 6:27 pm by

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On his third day in Japan, Prince William began with a visit to the studios of Japan’s national public broadcaster, NHK. During the tour of NHK, the Duke – accompanied by the British Ambassador, Tim Hitchens – was shown the sets where the historical drama series Hana Moyu (the current Taiga series) is filmed, as well as the newsrooms. The guests were greeted by the organisations’ mascot, Domo-Ku. William received a mini … Continue reading

Gold for Norway! Royals Attend Ski Championships

  February 27, 2015 at 10:11 pm by

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Members of the Swedish and Norwegian Royal Families were on hand today for one of the most anticipated events of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, the men’s cross country skiing 4x10km relay. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, little Princess Estelle and Prince Carl Philip were joined in Falun by Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who brought along two of their … Continue reading

The Duke of Cambridge Meets with Japanese Emperor

  February 27, 2015 at 8:18 pm by

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Continuing his visit to Japan, Prince William today met with members of the Imperial Family at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. “Your Majesty, very nice to see you again. Thank you for having me,” the Duke said after bowing to Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko upon his arrival for lunch. He then had an audience and tea with Crown Prince Naruhito. Prior to his meetings with the Imperial Family, the … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Receives Tongan Monarch at Windsor

  February 27, 2015 at 5:20 pm by

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Queen Elizabeth II today welcomed the King and Queen of Tonga to Windsor Castle for afternoon tea. King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho were received in the private apartments of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, where they posed for a photograph before tea was served. It is believed that during their meeting, the two monarchs discussed the relationship between the United Kingdom and Tonga. Tonga is a member … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in the Province of Flemish Brabant

  February 27, 2015 at 9:51 am by

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To mark the 20th anniversary of its foundation, Their Majesties the King and Queen of the Belgians visited the Province of Flemish Brabant on yesterday, February 26. At their arrival in Kampenhout, the Royal Couple were welcomed by the Governor of the Province, Lodewijk De Witte, and the Mayor of Kampenhout, Kris Leaerts, at the communications company Artoos. The King and the Queen made a tour of its headquarters and … Continue reading

Duke of Cambridge Spends First Day in Japan

  February 26, 2015 at 7:50 pm by

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The Duke of Cambridge has arrived in Tokyo for the start of his visits to Japan and China. Shown around the city by Tokyo’s Governor, Yoichi Masuzoe, the rainy weather didn’t appear to dampen the spirits of the royal visitor as he went on a boat cruise across Tokyo Bay to reach his first destination, the site of the 2020 Olympic Games. Dozens of school children and fans waited patiently … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima To Visit Canada

  February 26, 2015 at 8:58 am by

An official photograph of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands

The King and Queen of the Netherlands are set to pay a state visit to Canada in May, it was announced earlier today. The couple will travel at the invitation of the Canadian Governor-General, David Johnston, and his wife Sharon. They will be in the country between May 27 and 29. The last Dutch state visit to Canada was in 1988, when the then Queen Beatrix visited. King Willem-Alexander and … Continue reading

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