Happy Fifth Birthday to Princess Estelle!

  February 23, 2017 at 6:12 am by

Princess Estelle

Sweden’s Princess Estelle today celebrates her fifth birthday, and the Royal Court has released two new photographs to mark the day. The photos – in black and white – show the young Princess relaxing on a couch and were taken by Anna-Lena Ahlström. Princess Estelle is the elder child of Crow Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, and as such is the second in line for the Swedish throne. New photos of … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Debuts The Fleur de Lys Tiara During Argentinian State Visit Gala

  February 22, 2017 at 8:49 pm by

Queen Letizia

The Queen of Spain made the day of royal watchers everywhere Wednesday night at the gala banquet for the President of Argentina as she debuted the ‘biggest gun’ in the collection of tiaras at her disposal: the diamond Fleur de Lys tiara that dates back to Queen Victoria Eugenia. Paired with a simple black evening gown from Felipe Varela and the sky blue sash of the Argentine Order of the Liberator General … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cupcakes: Camilla Hosts Reception At Clarence House

  February 22, 2017 at 5:14 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall today was joined by celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at Clarence House where they gave a cupcake demonstration in the kitchen ahead of a reception to launch The Great Get Together. Decorating cupcakes in Union Jack cases with butter cream frosting, Camilla earned a laugh from the two chefs when she accidentally squirted some frosting on to Fearnley-Whittingstall’s tie – which he promptly licked off … Continue reading

A Day In Utrecht For Queen Máxima

  February 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm by

Queen Maxima

Today, Wednesday February 22, Her Majesty Queen Máxima spent the day in Utrecht to attend two events connected with the Oranje Fonds. In the morning the Queen opened the Buzinezz Forum that aims to fight the youth unemployment and it is directed to organizations, municipalities and social entrepreneurs to increase job opportunities for the young people. The forum was organized by Prestatieladder Socialer Ondernemen, a national instrument that aims to solve … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cambridge Plays Pool During Wales Visit

  February 22, 2017 at 12:17 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge has visited a youth center in South Wales with Action for Children, a charity which was handed down to her by Queen Elizabeth in December 2016. “The Duchess of Cambridge is incredibly proud to follow The Queen as Patron of Action for Children,” Kensington Palace tweeted. During the visit, Catherine played a game of pool with Craig Davies, a 15 year old. He joked after the game … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde In Laos: Days One and Two

  February 21, 2017 at 10:26 pm by

Queen Mathilde

As Honorary President of UNICEF Belgium and Advocate of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started on Monday February 20, a four day mission to Laos which lasts till February 23. The mission, organized by the UNICEF office in Laos and the Embassy of Belgium in Bangkok, aims to increase awareness in the fields of education, health and mental health, and the issues of child survival and … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Visit The Krimpenerwaard Region

  February 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm by

Dutch King and Queen

Today, Tuesday February 21, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima paid a visit to the Region of Krimpenerwaard. Upon their arrival to the municipality of Krimpen aan den IJssel, they were received in the Town Hall by Jaap Smit, King’s Commissioner of South Holland, Martijn Willem Vroom, Mayor of Krimpen aan den IJssel and Roel Cazemier, Mayor of Krimpenerwaard. At the Town Hall, The King and the Queen met with members … Continue reading

King Harald V of Norway Marks Milestone 80th Birthday

  February 21, 2017 at 3:00 am by

King Harald

The King of Norway today celebrates another milestone birthday: he turns eighty years old. Born in 1937 on the Skaugum Estate, Harald was the third child of the-then Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Märtha, and as the couple’s only son, was the heir to the throne after his father (his sisters, Princesses Ragnhild and Astrid, did not have succession rights). Harald spent five years of his childhood living in the … Continue reading

Canada’s Governor-General Begins State Visit to Sweden

  February 20, 2017 at 10:27 pm by

The Swedish Royals with the Governor-General of Canada

Governor-General David Johnston of Canada and his wife Sharon begun their state visit to Sweden on Monday, arriving in Stockholm to a welcome at the Royal Mews by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia before a carriage ride to the Royal Palace. We were officially welcomed to #Sweden by Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. #GGSweden pic.twitter.com/ONaNaUoFZ5 — David Johnston (@GGDavidJohnston) February 20, 2017 The King … Continue reading

Queen Sofia Awarded ‘Circle of the Lyceum’ Gold Medal

  February 20, 2017 at 8:01 pm by

Queen Sofia

Queen Sofia was tonight presented with the gold medal of the Circle of the Lyceum for her support of the arts and music during a ceremony at Barcelona’s Great Theater of the Lyceum. The Queen gave a speech at the event, where she said she was incredibly honoured to receive the award and to have been able to “support the various activities aimed at promoting the reconstruction of this Great Theatre” … Continue reading

Sophie Wessex Joins The Duke of Kent For ‘The Girls’ Gala Performance

  February 20, 2017 at 6:38 pm by

The Duke of Kent and the Countess of Wessex

At London’s Phoenix Theatre on Monday evening, the Countess of Wessex and the Duke of Kent were present for the gala performance of The Girls musical, based on the true story of the famed ‘Calendar Girls’ and produced by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth. The performance was held in aid of Bloodwise, a charity founded in 1960 that funds research into blood cancers, of which the Duke is patron. Sophie met with … Continue reading

Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Mark 100 Years Since The Loss of SS Mendi

  February 20, 2017 at 1:23 pm by

The Princess Royal

The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence on Monday attended a ceremony of remembrance at Hollybrook Cemetery in Southampton marking the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi during the First World War. In what is described as “one of the worst maritime disasters in British waters”, over 600 men – mostly members of the South African Native Labour Corps on their way to France to assist with the … Continue reading

Turning 50 on April 27? Celebrate At The Palace With King Willem-Alexander

  February 20, 2017 at 8:12 am by

King Willem-Alexander

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands this year celebrates his fiftieth birthday, and he will celebrate the occasion by hosting a dinner at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam for 150 of his fellow birthday folk – Dutch citizens who were also born on April 27, 1967. People with the same birthday as the King can can enter an online ballot until March 3 to attend the dinner (held on Friday April 28), … Continue reading

Princess Leonore Celebrates Third Birthday With Gorgeous New Photos

  February 20, 2017 at 7:33 am by

Princess Leonore

The Swedish Royal Court has released a series of lovely photos of today’s birthday girl, Princess Leonore, who turns three. Taken by Brigitte Grenfeldt at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, they should the young Princess playing with a bunch of silver and pink balloons (including a giant number 3!). Born in New York City in 2014, Princess Leonore is the first child of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill. She was … Continue reading

Crown Prince Naruhito Opens Winter Games

  February 19, 2017 at 9:33 pm by

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The 2017 Asian Winter Games have been officially opened in a ceremony attended by His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito. The event took place in the Sapporo Dome stadium in the city of Sapporo, Hokkaido – a place well known for it’s winter sports having hosted the Winter Olympics back in 1972. The city of Obihiro will co-host the 64 sporting events taking place over the next week before the … Continue reading

Tonga’s Queen Mother Dies

  February 19, 2017 at 6:04 pm by

Djamila Grossman  |  The Salt Lake Tribune

Halaevalu Mata'aho, the Queen Mother of Tonga, joins the community in an evening prayer and celebration at a home in West Valley City, Utah, on Wednesday, August 3, 2011.

Her Majesty Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho, The Queen Mother of Tonga has died today, Sunday 19th February in a hospital in Auckland, New Zealand at the age of 90. According to local reports, Queen Halaevalue Mata’aho – who was the widow of King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV – was flown to New Zealand last week with “minor health issues”. Her grandaughter, Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Mata’aho, was said to have been with her … Continue reading

Princess Haya Opens And Tours A Cancer Centre In Dubai

  February 19, 2017 at 12:08 pm by

Princess Haya

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain officially opened The Comprehensive Cancer Centre (CCC) in Dubai today with senior health officials. Princess Haya who is Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority, toured the facility and was briefed about the different areas and medical treatments offered. Princess Haya also stopped by two patients, an adult and a child who are currently undergoing treatment. تشرفت اليوم بافتتاح المركز الشامل الجديد للسرطان في عيادة ميد … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Dâr al-Makhzen

  February 19, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Dâr al-Makhzen

Location: Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco Built: 1864 Architects: Louis-Paul Pertuzio and Félix-Joseph Pertuzio Commissioned By: Muhammad IV of Morocco On The Palace Grounds: Collège Royal Current Owner: HM The King of Morocco Current Use: Official residence of HM King Mohammed VI of Morocco Fun Fact: Approximately 2,000 people live and work at the Palace at any one time A full list of Palace Profiles can be found here.

Queen Máxima Opens ‘A Royal Paradise’ Exhibition

  February 18, 2017 at 10:30 am by

Queen Maxima

The Queen of The Netherlands opened a new exhibition at the Dordrecht Museum on Saturday that highlights the work of eighteenth century artist Aert Schouman. ‘A Royal Paradise: Aert Schouman and Imagination of Nature’ includes five paintings of Schouman’s speciality (watercolours of birds, mammals and plants) that were commissioned by Willem V, Prince of Orange. Queen Máxima, donning an olive green sheath dress and grey accessorises, was given a tour of the … Continue reading

Happy 70th Birthday Princess Christina

  February 18, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Princess Christina of the Netherlands

Dutch Princess Christina today celebrates her seventieth birthday. The Princess is the youngest child of the late Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. She was born at Soestdijk Palace in 1947, and during her childhood was known as ‘Marieke’ (after her given name, Maria Christina). The Princess was born almost completely blind as a result of her mother contracting German measles during pregnancy. Medical treatments and glasses improved … Continue reading

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