Poll: 58% of Belgians Want Country To Remain A Monarchy

  September 24, 2017 at 2:03 am by

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A new poll conducted for Belgian royalty program Place Royale has shown that 58.2% of respondents want Belgium to remain a monarchy in the future. 1,000 people were surveyed by IVOX, a research agency, earlier this month to ascertain support for the monarchy across a cross-section of the populace. They were asked what they wanted Belgium to be in the future – a monarchy or a republic – and also if the monarchy … Continue reading

Prince Harry Kicks Off Third Invictus Games in Toronto

  September 23, 2017 at 8:40 pm by

Prince Harry

The third edition of the Invictus Games, a sporting event for wounded military personnel and veterans spearheaded by Prince Harry, was officially opened on Saturday evening at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. After cheering on the 550 athletes from the 17 countries competing in the Games as they entered the stadium, Prince Harry took to the stage to welcome the competitors, spectators and open the event. “In a world where so many have … Continue reading

That Looks Familiar! Crown Prince Frederik Inspects LEGO Replica of Palace During First Day of Chinese Visit

  September 23, 2017 at 2:26 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik began a four-day working visit to the People’s Republic of China on Saturday, where he was treated to a sight he is incredibly familiar with: the Amalienborg palace complex, albeit made out of LEGO. The LEGO model is part of the A Royal Modern Household exhibition that is being held at the Danish Culture Centre in Beijing. The exhibition tells the story of the recent restoration of … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Speaks at World Cancer Research Day Event

  September 22, 2017 at 5:09 pm by

Queen Letizia

As Honorary President of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), Queen Letizia on Friday attended the organisation’s event held to mark World Cancer Research Day at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid.  The Queen delivered a speech ahead of presenting the AECC Cancer Research Grants 2017 to Dr Juan Carlos Izpisúa and Dr Josep Taberno for their work into cancer research.  She praised the “unity, collaboration and integration” of oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurses, and … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen Visit the Province of Namur

  September 21, 2017 at 6:43 pm by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

Today, Thursday September 21, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians paid a visit to the Province of Namur. The first stop was in the municipality of Sombreffe where they visited Bébé Bus, a childcare for children from 0 to 3 years that offers support to the parents. This service is active in 30 municipalities of the Province of Namur. The Royal Couple met with the founders of Bébé … Continue reading

Prinsjesdag 2017

  September 19, 2017 at 4:36 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

On Tuesday September 19, the Dutch Royal Family celebrated the traditional opening of Parliament, Prinsjesdag. King Willem-Alexander was joined by his wife, Queen Máxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Dutch Royals left Noordeinde Palace at around 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in the Glass Carriage through the streets of The Hague. Princess Beatrix saw the procession of the carriages from the window of the Royal … Continue reading

King Abdullah And Queen Rania Open A Cancer Hospital Extension

  September 13, 2017 at 11:00 pm by

King Abdullah and Queen Rania

His Majesty King Abdullah and Her Majesty Queen Rania inaugurated the new buildings of the King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC) today in Amman, Jordan. King Abdullah and Queen Rania who were accompanied by Princess Ghida Talal, chairperson of the board of trustees of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Centre, toured the facilities along with two children Dalal and Abdullah, who are currently receiving treatment at the KHCC. During the … Continue reading

King Mohammed VI Undergoes Eye Surgery in France

  September 7, 2017 at 7:24 pm by

King Mohammed VI of Morocco

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has undergone successful pterygium surgery at the Quinze-Vingt Ophthalmology Hospital Center in Paris. A statement co-signed by Professor Jean Philippe Norman, head of the department at the said hospital, and Professor Abdelaziz Maaouni, the King’s personal physician, said that the King is doing well after the surgery. The King had a pterygium in the left eye that was growing over the cornea a condition requiring … Continue reading

George Cambridge, Present! Prince George Begins School

  September 7, 2017 at 10:49 am by

Prince George of Cambridge

Four-year-old Prince George of Cambridge had an important milestone this week, as he began primary school at Thomas’s Battersea School in South London. The young Prince – neatly dressed in the navy blue and red uniform of the school – was accompanied by his father, the Duke of Cambridge, as he arrived just before 9am for his first day on Thursday. Due to her severe morning sickness, the Duchess of … Continue reading

Prince Henrik Suffering From Dementia, Court Confirms

  September 6, 2017 at 8:37 am by

Prince Henrik of Denmark

A statement released by the Danish Royal Court this morning has made the sad announcement that Prince Henrik has been diagnosed with dementia, following a long investigation process and tests at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. “The diagnosis implies a weakening of the Prince’s cognitive function level. The extent of the cognitive failure is, according to Rigshospitalet, greater than expected for the age of the Prince, and can be accompanied by changes … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Dons Floaty Florals For Children’s Cancer Centre Benefit Gala

  September 5, 2017 at 8:16 pm by

Queen Maxima

The Queen of the Netherlands this evening attended a dinner and concert at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw held to raise money for the Princess Máxima Centre for Child Oncology.  Wearing a blue and white floral printed evening gown from Luisa Beccaria, Queen Máxima joined the audience for performances by Ali B, and Arthur and Lucas Jussen. The Queen also gave a speech during the event. Also attending was Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma and her … Continue reading

Danish Royals Honour The Country’s Military Personnel

  September 5, 2017 at 3:11 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary

On September 5th each year, Denmark holds an official flag day to commemorate the service of their military and civil defence forces in foreign conflicts since 1948. The day was first held in 2009. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were present at the main ceremony in Copenhagen, held at the Kastellet, where they laid a wreath at the Monument for Denmark’s International Effort since 1948. The couple later … Continue reading

First Official Photo of Newborn Prince Gabriel Released

  September 5, 2017 at 11:45 am by

Prince Gabriel of Sweden

The Swedish Royal Court published the first official photo of newborn Prince Gabriel on Tuesday, taken at Villa Solbacken by Prince Carl Philip as the five-day-old slept. Prince Gabriel is the second child of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, and was born last Thursday. His name was announced yesterday, as was the Duchy King Carl XVI Gustaf bestowed upon him – Dalarna. Första bilden på Prins Gabriel! Prinsen är … Continue reading

King and Queen of Jordan To Pay State Visit To The Netherlands

  September 5, 2017 at 6:38 am by

King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania will be paying a state visit to The Netherlands this coming November, it has been announced this morning. The couple have been invited by King Willem-Alexander to “confirm the excellent bilateral relations” between the two countries, with the aim of the visit to “widen and intensify economic cooperation”. King Abdullah and Queen Rania previously paid a state visit to The Netherlands back in … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Launches Literacy Week

  September 4, 2017 at 3:10 pm by

Princess Laurentien

In her role as honorary chairwoman of the Reading and Writing Foundation, Princess Laurentien on Monday officially launched this year’s Literacy Week during an event at the Dutch Innovation Factory in Zoetermeer. The theme of this year’s Literacy Week is ‘A good deed is worth sharing’. In conjunction with this theme, a new store has been opened in the city – ‘Goede Daden Winkel’ – where people can go and … Continue reading

Bright In Blue: Queen Elizabeth Opens Record-Breaking New Bridge in Scotland

  September 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were on hand Monday to officially open the new Queensferry Crossing, the third bridge across the Firth of Forth. They first greeted school children and construction workers on the south side of the bridge, before travelling across the bridge in a state car as the RAF Red Arrows performed a flypast overhead. Once on the south side of the bridge, the Queen – who … Continue reading

Baby Cambridge Number Three On Its Way

  September 4, 2017 at 10:30 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Kensington Palace announced this morning that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third child. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announced that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child,” the statement read, also confirming that Catherine was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness, that she suffered during her first two pregnancies. No due date has been given as of … Continue reading

Sweden’s Newest Prince Named Gabriel

  September 4, 2017 at 10:18 am by

Crown Princess Victoria and King Carl Gustaf

During a special Council of State at the Royal Palace of Stockholm this morning, King Carl XVI Gustaf announced the name of his newest grandchild, the second son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, who was born on Thursday last week. The infant has been named Gabriel Carl Walther, and has been given the Duchy of Dalarna by the King. The choice of Dalarna is one with strong familial ties … Continue reading

Engagement of Princess Mako Officially Announced

  September 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm by

Princess Mako and her fiance

The engagement of Princess Mako of Akishino and Kei Komuro was officially announced on Sunday, with the betrothed pair attending a press conference at Akasaka Estate, the Princess’s family home in Tokyo. “I had already made up my mind, so I immediately accepted on the spot,” the Princess said of Mr Komuro’s proposal of marriage, that took place back in December 2013. Princess Mako said that the pair both “had an understanding … Continue reading

Princess Marie-Gabrielle of Nassau Weds in Spain

  September 2, 2017 at 5:53 pm by

Princess Marie Gabrielle and Antonius Willms

At the Ermita del Santo Cristo de la Vera Cruz in Marbella, Spain on Saturday September 2nd, Princess Marie-Gabrielle of Nassau wed her love Antonius Willms in a religious ceremony in front of 300 guests. The bride, who is the only daughter of Prince Jean of Luxembourg and his first wife Hélène Vestur, wore a wedding gown designed by Lorenzo Caprile that featured thousands of Swarovski crystals and silk flowers on the train, … Continue reading

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