Catherine Back To Work In McQueen And Jenny Packham

  October 21, 2014 at 9:35 pm by

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All eyes were on the Duchess of Cambridge as she stepped out today to meet the President of Singapore and his wife, who are on a state visit to the United Kingdom. This was Catherine’s first official event since her second pregnancy was announced. It was no surprise to many royal watchers that the Duchess wore Alexander McQueen for the occasion. She wore a smart grey coat from the designer’s … Continue reading

Due Date of Second Cambridge Baby Announced

  October 20, 2014 at 7:48 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son George

On October 20, it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child is due in April 2015. It was also announced that the Duchess’s case of Hyperemisis Gravidarum is slowly improving, and that she intends to greet the President of Singapore on October 21, as well as attend The Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2014 awards at the Natural History Museum. The press release consisted of: “Their … Continue reading

Queen Máxima at the World Food Day Conference

  October 18, 2014 at 11:17 pm by

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As a special advocate of the United Nations’ Secretary-General for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), Queen Máxima attended on Thursday the World Food Day Conference at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters in Rome. The World Food Day is commemorated every year on October 16, the anniversary of the founding of FAO in 1945. The Queen at her arrival was greeted by Josè Graziano Da Silva, FAO Director-General. This year, … Continue reading

Queen Rania Visits The UAE

  October 18, 2014 at 8:22 pm by

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Queen Rania of Jordan paid a short visit to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, where she participated in the “Investing In the Future” conference (IIF MENA) which was held for refugee children in the MENA region. The Queen addressed the audience during the opening ceremony and highlighted the problems facing the refugees and their hosting communities. Her Majesty noted that “the year 2014 has witnessed the largest human displacement; one disaster … Continue reading

Spanish King & Queen Visit the Netherlands

  October 15, 2014 at 9:32 pm by

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The King and Queen of Spain paid an introductory visit to their Dutch counterparts today, visiting The Hague. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima welcomed King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia at Noordeinde Palace, where the two couples greeted each other with friendly hugs and kisses. Obligatory photos were taken, ahead of a private lunch. In the afternoon, King Felipe and Queen Letizia went on to pay a visit to the … Continue reading

Vote in the September 2014 Picture of the Month Polls!

  October 14, 2014 at 12:23 pm by

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Please vote in the September 2014 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royals on Magazines. The polls will remain open until 30 October 2014. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

First National Day With Felipe VI As King

  October 12, 2014 at 7:57 pm by

King Felipe VI salutes during the National Day military parade; 12-10-2014

Spain has celebrated its first National Day with its new monarch, King Felipe VI. The celebrations took place earlier today at the Plaza de Cánovas del  Castillo, with a reception at the Royal Palace afterwards. King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and their two daughters, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofía, were present for the homage to the Spanish national flag and the military parade that followed. A number of government … Continue reading

Confirmed: Twins For Charlène and Albert

  October 9, 2014 at 6:44 am by

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The Prince’s Palace of Monaco has finally confirmed what has been a much speculated upon topic: Princess Charlène is indeed pregnant with twins. “The Prince and Princess of Monaco are happy to confirm they are expecting twins… at the end of the year,” read the official statement. The Princess’s pregnancy was announced at the end of May. A possible multiple pregnancy has been suspected since then, after reports that Princess … Continue reading

King of Thailand Has Gallbladder Removed

  October 6, 2014 at 10:13 pm by

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

The King of Thailand has had successful gallbladder removal surgery and is in a stable post-operative condition, the Thai Royal Court confirmed today. “This morning his general health conditions have improved. His heart rate has lowered, his blood pressure is normal and his body temperature has lowered,” the statement read, in reference to the reasons stated for his admittance to the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok on Friday: fever and irregular blood … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Presents Her New Book

  October 6, 2014 at 7:45 pm by

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On Sunday October 5th, Princess Laurentien presented her new fairytale book written along with the children’s author Paul van Loon. The presentation took place at the theme park “Efteling”. De Sprookjessprokkelaar, the title of the book, is about a fairy tale library situated in an old, abandoned castle. The book teaches the importance of reading and reading aloud. The Princess was accompanied by her husband, Prince Constantijn, and their three children: … Continue reading

Double Christening Within the House of Bourbon-Parma

  October 5, 2014 at 10:07 pm by

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On October 4, Princess Zita Clara of Bourbon-Parma was christened in a double ceremony with her cousin, Alaïa-Maria Brenninkmeijer. The ceremony took place at Noordwijk aan Zee in the Netherlands. Princess Zita Clara was born on 21 February 2014 at the Our Lady Hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is the daughter of the Count and Countess of Bardi. Her godparents are King Willem-Alexander, Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, Prince Constantijn … Continue reading

August 2014 Picture of the Month Poll Winners

  October 3, 2014 at 12:10 pm by

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Announcing the winners of the August 2014 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: August 2014 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Great Britain & Belgium (joint picture) Second Place: The Netherlands Third Place: Spain Funny Royal Kids (August 2014 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: Sweden Second Place: Norway Third Place: Belgium ** Jordan ** Denmark Congratulations to all winning teams!

Honduran President Visits Spain

  October 1, 2014 at 11:54 pm by

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King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia today hosted a lunch at the Royal Palace of Madrid in honour of the visiting President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado, and his wife. The official party posed for photographs, before heading in to the dining room. The luncheon was attended by Spain’s Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, various ministers, and officials and business leaders. In their speeches, both King Felipe and President Hernandez spoke of … Continue reading

Swedes Attend 2014 Edition of Parliament Opening

  September 30, 2014 at 11:32 pm by

King Carl Gustaf opens the 2014/2015 parliamentary session; 30-09-2014

The Swedish Royal Family today attended the opening of parliament at the Riksdag in Stockholm. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip, who was accompanied by his fiancé Sofia Hellqvist, first were present at the traditional church service at the Storkyrkan. From there it was on to the Riksdag by horse-draw carriage, where they were greeted by the Speaker of Parliament, Urban … Continue reading

Two Christenings Within the Non-Reigning Royalty of Europe

  September 27, 2014 at 6:47 am by

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Last week, the christenings of Princess Katharina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Athénaïs de Ligne de la Trémoïlle took place. Little Princess Katharina was born on 30 April 2014 to Prince Hubertus and Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She was christened on 20 September 2014 and her godparents are Hereditary Prince Ernst-August of Hanover, Prince Konstantin of Bulgaria, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (Victoria’s sister Madeleine is a … Continue reading

Archduke Christoph & Archduchess Adélaïde Expecting First Child

  September 21, 2014 at 7:27 pm by

Archduke Christoph and Archduchess Adélaïde of Austria

It has been announced that Archduke Christoph of Austria and his wife, Archduchess Adélaïde of Austria (née Drapé-Frisch), are expecting their first child together, which is due at the end of 2014. The baby will be the seventh great-grandchild for Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg. Archduke Christoph is the second eldest son and third eldest child of Archduke Carl Christian of Austria and his wife, Archduchess Marie Astrid (née Princess … Continue reading

Jordan’s King and Queen In France

  September 21, 2014 at 4:55 am by

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His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah were on a two day working visit to Paris, France. On day one of the visit, Queen Rania met today with UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova at the UNESCO’s headquarters. Dressed in a lovely pant suit and heels by Elie Saab and Louis Vuitton bag see here, Her Majesty discussed education in Jordan and the Arab world and the the … Continue reading

On This Day: Greek King Marries Danish Princess

  September 18, 2014 at 9:29 am by

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On September 18, 1964, dozens of Europe’s royals descended upon Athens for the marriage of Greece’s King, Constantine II, to Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, youngest daughter of the Danish King. The couple had first met in 1959, when the bride was only 13. Crown Prince Constantine had accompanied his parents, King Paul and Queen Frederica, on their state visit to Denmark.  They met several times over the next few years, … Continue reading

Prinsjesdag 2014

  September 16, 2014 at 8:02 pm by

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The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated today, September 16, the traditional opening of the Parliament, Prinsjesdag. King Willem-Alexander was accompanied by his wife, Queen Máxima, his brother, Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Royal Couple left Noordeinde Palace in the Golden Carriage at 13:00, heading to the Knight’s Hall. Inside the Ridderzaal, King Willem-Alexander read the speech from the throne. The King started by remembering the tragedy of … Continue reading

Death of Prince Nicholas Romanovich, Claimant to Russian Throne

  September 15, 2014 at 8:54 pm by

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One of the claimants to the defunct Russian throne, Prince Nicholas Romanovich, passed away today in Italy, at the age of 91. The Prince was the elder son of Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia, a second cousin of the last Tsar, Nicholas II. Nicholas Romanovich was a great-great-grandson of Tsar Nicholas I. As such, following the death of Grand Duke Vladimir Cyrillovich in 1992, Nicholas considered himself the Head of the … Continue reading

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