Princess Charlène Attends AMREF Gala

  February 24, 2017 at 8:12 pm by

Princess Charlene

The Princess of Monaco was present at a gala held to raise funds for the African Medical and Research Foundation on Friday evening in Monte Carlo. A number of Italian and local celebrities were also at the gala, to which Charlène wore a gold sequinned evening gown designed in a snake-skin pattern. AMREF is the largest non-governmental organisation in Africa that is “committed to improving health and health care” on the … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: King Harald’s 70th Birthday Gala

  February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am by

King Harald 70th birthday gala

As part of the multi-day festivities to celebrate his 70th birthday, King Harald V of Norway hosted a gala banquet at the Royal Palace of Oslo on February 24, 2007. Guests from across Europe’s royal houses were present, enjoying dinner, dancing and a firework display from the Palace balcony.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia Attend Return Dinner Hosted By Argentine President

  February 23, 2017 at 8:17 pm by

Queen Letizia and King Felipe

The President of Argentina this evening hosted a return dinner at El Pardo Palace in Madrid to thank the King and Queen of Spain for their hospitality during this week’s state visit. Over 350 people from business, sports and arts fields were invited to the dinner, and each were received by both King Felipe and Queen Letizia, and President Macri and First Lady Juliana Awada. At the beginning of the … Continue reading

Iñaki Urdangarín To Remain In Switzerland During Appeal Process

  February 23, 2017 at 5:12 pm by

Inaki Urdangarin

A court in Palma de Mallorca has decided that Iñaki Urdangarín will be allowed to continue living in Switzerland with his family until the conclusion of the appeal process against the guilty verdict he was handed last week in the Nóos corruption case. Iñaki is required to meet with local authorities on the first day of each month and inform the court if he changes residence at any time. He will not … Continue reading

Second Daughter For Hubertus and Kelly von Saxe-Coburg und Gotha

  February 23, 2017 at 4:38 pm by

Hereditary Princess Kelly and Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

The Hereditary Prince and Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha welcomed their third child into the world on Wednesday. Newborn Princess Madeleine enjoys “great health” according to the family’s spokesperson. The new Princess’s full name is Madeleine Aurelia Victoria Carin.  Hubertus and Kelly, who married in 2009, already have two children: Princess Katharina, born 2014, and Phillipp, born 2015.

Queen Mathilde in Laos: Days Three and Four

  February 23, 2017 at 12:23 pm by

Queen Mathilde

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde continued her mission in Laos on Wednesday February 22. The Queen started her third day in Laos with a visit at the Doub Preschool in the Ta Oi district of the Saravan province. In this school is active the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education(WASH) program that aims to promote the improvement of the children’s health condition by teaching to the children how to prevent diseases by regularly … Continue reading

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

Danish Princess Open Conferences and Debates

  February 22, 2017 at 5:39 pm by

Princess Marie

Denmark’s ‘M’ Princesses were out and about today, attending conferences and debates. Crown Princess Mary was present and gave a speech at the Copenhagen Business School’s CBS Case Competition panel debate. The theme of the day’s panel debate was ‘Opportunities in Crises’. Meanwhile, in Birkerød, Princess Marie officially opened BIGMUN – Birkerød High School Model United Nations – at the school. The high school has hosted a model UN event for its … 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

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