Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!

  October 25, 2016 at 2:52 pm by


His Majesty King Michael of Romania has celebrated his 95th Birthday today! Messages of congratulations have come from all over the world via a special on-line greetings page via the Royal Family of Romania website as well as a special message from the President of Romania, His Excellency Mr Klaus Werner Iohannis. The website also stated what many people in Romania and beyond will be wishing for the King – … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde In Jordan

  October 25, 2016 at 11:59 am by

Queen Mathilde and Queen Rania

In her capacity as UN Counselor for Sustainable Development, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started, on Sunday October 23, a humanitarian working visit to Jordan accompanied by Alexander De Croo, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation of Belgium. Upon her arrival in Amman, the Queen was received by the Jordan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Judeh along with Minister De Croo and Hendrik Van de Velde, Belgian Ambassador … Continue reading

Former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad, Has Died

  October 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad

It has been announced that Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, the former Emir of Qatar, passed away on Sunday. He was 84 years old. The Sheikh was Emir of Qatar from 1972 to 1995, when was ousted in a coup by his son, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa. His grandson, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, is the current Emir. Following the coup, Sheikh Khalifa lived in France until 2004, when he … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Salma Honoured For Her Commitment to Fight Cancer In Portugal

  October 24, 2016 at 4:59 pm by

Lalla Salma

Princess Lalla Salma, spouse of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, was honored on Saturday at the third edition of “Bal de la Riviera” gala organized by the Duke of Anjou, Prince Charles Philippe. During the gala, Prince Charles-Philippe handed to Princess Lalla Salma the “Tribute Award” in recognition of her efforts and personal commitment in the fight against cancer in the North African country and beyond. The distinction was handed … Continue reading

Princess Haya Opens Up On Her Husband And Children

  October 24, 2016 at 12:16 pm by

Princess Haya

HH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein gave a rare insight to her family on todays Virgin Radio’s ‘The Kris Fade Show’ in Dubai. Princess Haya spoke about how normal the family is and that they are like any other family who get up early and drop the kids off at school, she says “We’re up around 6.15-6.30… the kids are up and ready to go to school”. She goes on … Continue reading

A Royal Wedding in Serbia!

  October 23, 2016 at 3:38 pm by

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Today, 23 October 2016, Serbia witnessed a very rare Royal Wedding when His Royal Highness Prince Mihailo Karadjordjevic, a grandson of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia, married Miss Ljubica Ljubisavljevic.  The Prince is the youngest son of the late Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia and his second wife, Princess Linda. Amidst the enchanting grandeur of the Church of Saint George in Oplenac, 300 guests witnessed the happy couple take their vows.  Miss Ljubisavljevic, who is … Continue reading

Go Team! Daniel and Estelle Enjoy a Daddy-Daughter Evening at the Hockey

  October 22, 2016 at 9:02 pm by

Prince Daniel and Princess Estelle

In the stands tonight at the AIK versus IK Pantern ice hockey match at Hovet Stadium were the adorable Swedish father-daughter duo of Prince Daniel and Princess Estelle. Animatedly watching the action (the home team took the spoils, 4-2), Estelle looked to be highly enjoying the evening as she clutched a stuffed AIK mascot. Prince Daniel pointed things out and explained different elements to his daughter throughout the match. Prins … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Enjoy A Day in Los Oscos As Part of the Princess of Asturias Awards

  October 22, 2016 at 4:22 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

The King and Queen of Spain have spent the day in the region of Los Oscos, a series of councils in the western portion of Asturias, which has be declared the 2016 Princess of Asturias Awards’ ‘Exemplary Town of Asturias’. King Felipe and Queen Letizia stopped in the towns of San Martin de Oscos, Villanueva de Oscos and  Santa Eulalia; where they were shown a number of different local sites of … Continue reading

Princess of Asturias Awards Presented in Oviedo

  October 21, 2016 at 10:29 pm by

Queen Letizia, King Felipe and Queen Sofia

The 2016 Princess of Asturias Awards were presented this evening at the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo. King Felipe, Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia were in attendance for the event. This year’s laureates are: for Arts, Núria Espert; for Communication and Humanities, James Nachtwey; for Social Sciences, Mary Beard; for Technical and Scientific Research, Hugh Herr; for Sport, Javier Gómez Noya; for Literature, Richard Ford; for International Cooparetion, the United Nations Framework Convention … Continue reading

Prince Charles Remembers the Victims of the Aberfan Disaster Fifty Years On

  October 21, 2016 at 7:34 pm by

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales joined survivors and family members of victims of the 1966 Aberfan disaster at a reception in South Wales to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the disaster which claimed the lives of 144 people. He laid a wreath at the Aberfan Cemetery ahead of a reception where he said that “Anyone who is old enough can remember where they were when they heard the appalling news about … Continue reading

Princess Maria Attends Radio-Play Preview

  October 21, 2016 at 6:05 pm by


On Thursday 20th October, Her Royal Highness Princess Maria of Romania attended a preview of a play entitled “Algeria” (choice) that was written back in 1960 by the Princess’s parents, King Michael and Queen Anne. The preview was arranged by Romania’s National Radio Theatre at the Press Center of Romanian Radio Broadcasting and was hosted by the President and General Manager of the Romanian Radio Society. The event was part … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Princess Anne Christened At Buckingham Palace

  October 21, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Princess Anne on her christening day

Princess Anne of Edinburgh, later the Princess Royal, was christened on October 21, 1950 in Buckingham Palace’s Music Room by the Archbishop of York, Cyril Garbett. Her godparents were Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, Princess Andrew of Greece, Princess Margarita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Lord Louis Mountbatten and the Honourable Andrew Elphinstone.

Felipe and Letizia Attend Princess of Asturias Awards Concert

  October 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

October brings the laureates of the Princess of Asturias Awards to Oviedo, and tonight was the annual pre-awards ceremony concert held at the Prince Felipe Auditorium. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were present for the concert, where Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 ‘Choral’ was performed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation Choir and the Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra. The Queen opted for a simple black cocktail … Continue reading

King Abdullah and Princess Haya Inaugurate New Military Hospital in Ajloun

  October 20, 2016 at 6:48 pm by

King Abdullah and Princess Haya

The King of Jordan was today joined by his younger half-sister Princess Haya bint Al Hussein for the official opening of a new military hospital in Ajloun, a town in the north of Jordan, which has been named after the Princess. King Abdullah and Princess Haya were given a tour of the new hospital, which has 150 beds and 11 operation rooms that will allow the Royal Medical Services to provide … Continue reading

A Visit From A Duchess To Mark Swindon175 Celebrations

  October 20, 2016 at 4:27 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to the town of Swindon today to help commemorate the 175th anniversary of the town’s modern development. Her day began at Swindon Station, where she arrived on a Great Western Railway train, which had their workshops built in Swindon in 1841. Outside the Station, Camilla unveiled a plaque to mark the new name of the area outside which is now named after Sir Daniel Gooch … Continue reading

Prince Harry Honours Fallen Metropolitan Police Officers

  October 20, 2016 at 2:43 pm by

Prince Harry

The Metropolitan Police Annual Remembrance Ceremony was held this afternoon in Hendon with Prince Harry in attendance. He laid a wreath of flowers at the memorial that pays tribute to the 650 officers who have been killed in the line of duty, before reading Mary Elizabeth Frye’s poem Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep. Harry also planted a cherry tree in the memorial garden of the Hendon Training School, before spending … Continue reading

Princess Maria-Olympia Attends The KENZO x H&M Fashion Show

  October 19, 2016 at 11:30 pm by

Princess Maria-Chantal

Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark attend the KENZO x H&M fashion show at Pier 36 in New York City today. The 20 year old Princess wore black skinny pants, a black t-shirt with a large print on the front which comes from the new KENZO x H&M collection. She matched her look with studded Valentino pumps and a clutch. Embed from Getty Images

Belgian Royals Enjoy An Autumn Concert

  October 19, 2016 at 10:30 pm by

Belgium King and Queen

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians attended the annual Autumn Concert which was held at the Royal Palace in Brussels this evening. Joining the couple were Princess Astrid and her husband Prince Lorenz. This year’s theme was a tribute to the commitment of young volunteers for a better society in a wide range of areas like education, human rights, culture and sports. Embed from Getty Images

Team GB Medalists Fêted At Buckingham Palace By The British Royals

  October 18, 2016 at 6:41 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth hosted a reception for Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic medalists from the recent Rio Games this evening at Buckingham Palace. The TeamGB athletes – including boxer Nicola Adams, the women’s gold medal winning hockey team, gymnast Max Whitlock, equestrian champion Lee Pearson, and show jumper Nick Skelton – were congratulated by a royal contingent comprised of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince … Continue reading

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Belgian Royal Couple Open the Frankfurt Book Fair

  October 18, 2016 at 2:24 pm by

Queen Mathilde, King Philippe and King Willem-Alexander

There was a joint event today, Tuesday October 18, for the Dutch and Belgian royals. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander along with Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the opening ceremony of the Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany. At this year’s fair, the Netherlands and the Flanders are guests of honor and King Willem-Alexander with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde officially opened the pavillion dedicated to the countries. In … Continue reading

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