Queen Máxima Attends ‘Future of Finance’ Conference

  September 26, 2016 at 10:52 am by

Queen Maxima

As Special Advocate for the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was present today, Monday September 26, at the conference “Future of Finance” held at the Theater Hangaar in Katwijk in the province of South Holland. The conference, organized by the Dutch Development Finance Company (FMO), aims to exchanging views and experiences in the field of inclusive finance in developing countries. Focus of the … Continue reading

The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Two

  September 25, 2016 at 6:57 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

On their first full day in Canada, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a seaplane from Victoria to Vancouver for several engagements in the city. Their first event was a visit to the Sheway Pregnancy Outreach Program which provides support to pregnant women and new mothers who are or have battled addiction. William and Kate spent time hearing the stories of some of the women Sheway has assisted before sharing tea and … Continue reading

Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma Baptised in Italy

  September 25, 2016 at 2:39 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Parma and family

Prince Carlos Enrico Leonardo of Bourbon-Parma, son and heir of the Duke of Parma, has been baptised this Sunday in the Cathedral of Parma. The ceremony was held by the Bishop of Parma, Mgr. Enrico Solmi. The choir of the university of Parma sang among others ‘Verleih uns Frieden” of F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy. The little prince was carried into the church by one of his godfathers, King Willem-Alexander of the … Continue reading

“I’ve Got The DoE Pin To Prove It”: Cycling Sophie Completes Her Palace-to-Palace Ride

  September 25, 2016 at 11:45 am by

The Countess of Wessex

Welcomed by the excited faces and open arms of her husband and children, the Countess of Wessex completed her palace-to-palace Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Diamond Challenge today in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. Sophie had not even climbed off her bike before Lady Louise and Viscount Severn were enveloping her in a hug, and Prince Edward was not that far behind, nor was her father, Christopher Rhys-Jones. Hundreds of spectators gathered … Continue reading

The Cambridges Touch Down In Canada In Matching Blue

  September 24, 2016 at 8:46 pm by

Cambridge family

The Cambridges family of four touched down in Canada on the start of their tour today. The family were all matchy-match in blue, which is one of the colors of the British Columbia flag. Prince William looked smart in a navy suit with a blue and red stripped tie. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a bespoke fitted dress which is said to be a Jenny Packham design. A matching headpiece … Continue reading

Crown Prince Frederik Visits Danish Troops in Mali

  September 24, 2016 at 9:11 am by

Crown Prince Frederik in Mali

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik has this week visited Danish troops which are part of the 15,000-strong United Nations peace keeping mission in Mali. Accompanied by the Danish Defence Minister for the two-day trip on September 22 and 23, Frederik met with Major General Michael Lollesgaard of Denmark who has led the mission since March 2015, as well as Danish personnel on the ground working in the intelligence unit in Bamako. The … Continue reading

Princess Mabel’s Wedding Gown To Go On Show In Australia

  September 24, 2016 at 8:35 am by

Princess Mabel

Attention Melbourne royal watchers and lovers of all things bow – the Viktor&Rolf couture wedding gown of Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau will be part of an upcoming exhibition on the design duo at the National Gallery of Victoria. A photograph of the gown – which is remembered most for the 248 various sized bows that were the main design feature of the gown – packed in its shipping crate was shared … Continue reading

On This Day: Death Of A Greek-Born Russian Grand Duchess

  September 24, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia

125 years ago, the 21-year-old Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia passed away at the Ilyinskoe Estate, six days after giving birth to her second child, son Dmitri. The Grand Duchess – who was born a Princess of Greece and Denmark as the eldest daughter of George I of the Hellenes and his wife Olga Constantinovna of Russia – had fallen while climbing into a boat docked on the Moskva River, … Continue reading

The Duke and Duchess of Parma Present Their Son During Mass in Piacenza

  September 23, 2016 at 3:37 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Parma with their son Prince Carlos

During a mass today in Piacenza, the Duke and Duchess of Parma presented for the first time their infant son, Prince Carlos, to the people of the Duchy the family used to rule over. Prince Carlos, who is the couple’s third child, is the heir to the Headship of the House of Bourbon-Parma and as such will one day become the titular Duke of Parma and Piacenza. The visit to Piacenza, in … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: A Hesse-Savoy Royal Wedding

  September 23, 2016 at 8:30 am by

Princess Mafalda of Savoy and Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse

September 23, 1925: A royal wedding takes place at the Royal Castle of Racconigi in north-western Italy, when Princess Mafalda of Savoy – second eldest daughter of King Vittorio Emanuele III of Italy – marries Prince Philipp of Hesse-Kassel, the future Landgrave. The couple had four children – Moritz, Heinrich, Otto and Elisabeth – before the Second World War tore the family apart: while Philipp was a member of Nazi party and … Continue reading

Floral Alice + Olivia For Princess Mary At Design Awards 2016

  September 22, 2016 at 8:38 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

Following her three-day visit to New York City for various meetings at the UN earlier this week, Crown Princess Mary this evening presented the 2016 Design Awards at the Folketeatret in Copenhagen. The awards are presented to furniture and homewares designers who have been found to be “the most interesting and innovative” in their categories. The Crown Princess donned a black silk floral and bird print maxi dress from US brand Alice … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Attends World Day for Cancer Research Launch

  September 22, 2016 at 3:09 pm by

Queen Letizia

As the Honorary Chairwoman of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), Queen Letizia today was present at the launch of the World Cancer Research Day initiatve. The aim of the AECC, which is spearheading the initiative alongside a number of other European and global organisations, is to have September 24 formally recognised as a day to promote cancer research. The Queen delivered a speech at the launch, which was followed by a … Continue reading

Princess Alexandra Opens New Hospital Wing at New Victoria Hospital

  September 22, 2016 at 10:10 am by

Princess Alexandra

30 years after she opened the Alexandra Wing of the New Victoria Hospital in Kingston upon Thames, Princess Alexandra of Kent returned to open the hospital’s newest wing, The Victoria Foundation Wing, as well as the Charles Hutton Day Unit. Wearing a grey and white polka dot dress with a peach coloured blazer, the Princess mingled with staff, supporters and special guests during a reception in the hospital courtyard following the formalities. … Continue reading

Norwegian Royals Attend Screening of ‘Kongens Nei’ in Jubilee Park

  September 21, 2016 at 8:33 pm by

Kongens Nei screening in the royal park

A special screening of Kongens Nei, a film about King Haakon VII’s difficult decision during World War Two whether to surrender or not to Nazi German forces as they invaded Norway, took place tonight in the Jubilee Park at the Royal Palace of Oslo. King Harald and Queen Sonja invited the public to join them for an open-air cinema evening to end their jubilee celebrations this summer. Over 10,000 people – wearing … Continue reading

Welcome Home, Paralympic Champions! Willem-Alexander and Margriet Host Reception for Rio Medalists

  September 21, 2016 at 3:47 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Princess Margriet

King Willem-Alexander and his aunt Princess Margriet have welcomed the Netherlands’ Paralympic medalists for a reception at Palace Noordeinde in The Hague today. They also posed for photographs in the Palace courtyard with the athletes who won 17 gold, 19 silver and 26 bronze medals at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Princess Margriet is a member of the International Paralympic Committee’s Honorary Board. Paralympische medaillewinnaars #TeamNL worden door Koning Willem-Alexander en … Continue reading

Kate To Make First Solo Foreign Visit To The Netherlands In October

  September 21, 2016 at 11:04 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge is set to make her first solo overseas visit on October 11, when she pays a visit to the Netherlands. Her visit has a focus on art and mental health, with stops in The Hague and Rotterdam. She will begin with a  courtesy visit and have lunch with King Willem-Alexander at Villa Eikenhorst. It is then over to the ‘At Home in Holland: Vermeer & His … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Visits the De Mot-Couvreur School

  September 21, 2016 at 10:23 am by

Queen Mathilde

Today, Wednesday September 21, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the secondary school De Mot-Couvreur in Brussels. The purpose of the visit was meeting teachers and students who participated in a project organized by the Belgian associaton Actions in the Mediterranean (AIM). This project, called “Israel-Palestine: To Understand”, aims to promotes the understanding and the dialogue between the various communities living in Brussels. Visite de l'association Actions in Mediterranean: … Continue reading

20th Wedding Anniversary for Margareta and Radu!

  September 21, 2016 at 2:28 am by

Crown-Princess-Margareta-Wedding-21-September-1996-260x403

  Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Margareta and Prince Radu of Romania celebrate their 20th Wedding Anniversary today! A civil wedding had taken place in the town hall of Versoix, Switzerland on the 24th July 1996 and two months later at the Orthodox Cathedral in Lausanne, the religious wedding took place.  Given away by her father, King Michael, Princess Margareta wore a stunning white silk dress with long sleeves, a square … Continue reading

Prinsjesdag 2016 Marked In The Hague

  September 19, 2016 at 3:11 pm by

Prinsjesdag 2016

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated today, Tuesday September 19, the official opening of the parliament, Prinsjesdag. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was accompanied by his wife, Her Majesty Queen Maxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Dutch Royals left the Noordeinde Palace at 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in horse-drawn carriages through the streets of The Hague. This year was used the Glass Carriage that was … Continue reading

London, Here She Comes! Sophie Wessex Kicks Off DoE Award Bike Ride

  September 19, 2016 at 10:12 am by

The Countess of Wessex

The Countess of Wessex has this morning departed from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on a 716km bike ride to Buckingham Palace as her Duke of Edinburgh Award Diamond Challenge to mark the 60th anniversary of the organisation. Prince Philip, who started the scheme back in 1956, and Prince Edward were on hand at the Palace to see off Sophie and her team of six fellow riders, who are … Continue reading

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