Princess Charlène’s Irish Ancestry

  July 31, 2014 at 6:49 am by

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Princess Charlène of Monaco’s Irish ancestry was revealed yesterday. The Princess accompanied by her husband, Prince Albert II, was presented with a Certificate of Irish Heritage by the Irish Ambassador to France yesterday at a reception at the Princes Palace of Monaco. The certificate is official recognition by the Irish Government for people with Irish ancestry. The Princess’s Fagan ancestors were a very successful family in the city of Dublin in the 16th-17th centuries. Of … Continue reading

Infanta Pilar’s 78th Birthday

  July 31, 2014 at 6:44 am by

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Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Grandee of Spain, Dowager Viscountess de la Torre turned 78 years old on July 30. The Infanta is the elder sister of King Juan Carlos of Spain, and also has a younger sister, Infanta Margarita. She is thus a paternal aunt of the current Spanish King, Felipe VI. Infanta Pilar was born in Cannes, France in 1936 during the exile of the Spanish … Continue reading

Princess Charlène Receives Italian Honour

  July 29, 2014 at 9:34 pm by

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The Princess of Monaco was yesterday presented with the Order of the Star of Italy during a reception at the Italian Embassy in Monaco. Accompanied by her husband, Prince Albert II, Princess Charlène received the honour – in its highest category, Knight Grand Cross – from the Italian Ambassador to Monaco, Antonio Morabito. The honour was awarded to the Princess on the command of Italy’s President, Giorgi Napolitano. It is … Continue reading

British Royals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

  July 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm by

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The Earl and Countess of Wessex, along with their children Louise and James, as well as the Princess Royal, Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are so far the royals that have watched different sporting events in connection with the twentieth Commonwealth Games, which are being held in Glasgow, Scotland. The Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children firstly watched the Scotland vs. New Zealand … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth II Opens Glasgow Commonwealth Games

  July 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm by

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The twentieth edition of the Commonwealth Games were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II last night, at Celtic Park in Glasgow. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Queen was guest of honour at the opening ceremony, which featured performances by Sir Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle, lots of kilts and plaid, an inflatable … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen Receive First MH17 Victims

  July 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm by

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were yesterday present for a solemn service at Eindhoven Airbase, as the first bodies of victims of last week’s Malaysia Airlines plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands. Representatives of the ten nations which lost citizens in the incident were also present to receive the 40 coffins upon their arrival from the Ukraine on Dutch and Australian military planes. Prince Laurent of Belgium was sent to … Continue reading

Princess Alexandra of Hanover Turns 15

  July 23, 2014 at 4:53 am by

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Princess Alexandra of Hanover turned 15 years of age on July 20th. The Princess is the only daughter of Ernst August, Prince of Hanover and Caroline, Hereditary Princess of Monaco. Princess Alexandra was born in Vöcklabruck, Austria in 1999. The infant Princess was baptised with the names Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virginia in a Lutheran ceremony in September 1999. Her godparents included her half-sister, Charlotte Casiraghi, and her father’s sister … Continue reading

Princess Haya Receives Prize of the City of Aachen

  July 23, 2014 at 4:05 am by

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FEI President Princess Haya has been awarded the Prize of the City of Aachen on Sunday July 20th. Princess Haya received the award in recognition of her commitment to equestrian sport. She received the award from the City of Aachen Major of the City of Aachen Marcel Philipp in a ceremony in the held in the main arena at the Aachen CHIO, Germany. “This award means a great deal to … Continue reading

Prince George’s First Birthday

  July 22, 2014 at 9:49 pm by

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On July 22, Prince George celebrated his first birthday. To celebrate, a party was held at Kensington Palace. The little Prince was born on July 22, 2013 in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, England. He is the first son and child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife, Catherine (better known as Kate). He was christened on October 23, 2013 at St. James’s Palace. … Continue reading

Don Felipe de Marichalar Turns 16

  July 22, 2014 at 8:25 am by

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His Excellency, Don Felipe Juan de Marichalar y Borbón celebrated his 16th birthday on July 17th. Born in 1998, he is the eldest son of Infanta Elena of Spain and Don Jaime de Marichalar and is currently fourth in the Line of succession to the Spanish Throne. Don Felipe Juan was baptised in October 1998 and was named in honour of his uncle King Felipe and great grandfather, Infante Juan Count of … Continue reading

Belgian National Day

  July 22, 2014 at 6:03 am by

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The Belgian Royal Family celebrated National Day this past days. The celebrations started on Sunday July 20 when King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire attended the concert “Prelude to National Day” which took plac at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels hosted by the Queen Elizabeth and the National Orchestra of Belgium. Later on, the King and the Queen were … Continue reading

Queen Maxima Visits France and Turkey

  July 16, 2014 at 4:10 am by

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In her capacity as a special advocate of the UN Secretary-General for inclusive finance for development and as honorary chairman of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, Queen Maxima visited France and Turkey. On Wednesday July 9, The Queen gave a speech at a meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Mr. Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, experts from finance and education public authorities, government … Continue reading

Swedish Royals Celebrate Victoriadagen

  July 15, 2014 at 9:50 pm by

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The Swedish Royal Family celebrated Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday by attending the annual Victoriadagen (Victoria Day) celebrations in Borgholm on July 14. Sofia Hellqvist, who is newly engaged to Prince Carl Philip, also attended the evening concert. Crown Princess Victoria was born on 14 July 1977 at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna. She is the eldest child and daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Silvia. She has two … Continue reading

Vote in the June 2014 Picture of the Month Polls!

  July 13, 2014 at 6:46 am by

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

Belgian Photo Session at Sealife National Marine Park

  July 12, 2014 at 11:15 pm by

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The King and Queen of the Belgians and their four children today participated in a photo session at the Sealife National Marine Park in Blankenberge. During their visit, in which Dutch was the main language spoken, the family first spent time at Expedition Turtle, where a number of different turtle species are on display. Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore then were shown by carers how to prepare … Continue reading

Princess Amalia Christened in France

  July 12, 2014 at 10:41 pm by

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Luxembourg’s tiny Princess Amalia was christened today, at the Chapel Saint-Ferréol-de Lorgues in France. The little Princess arrived to the chapel with her parents, Prince Félix and Princess Claire, and her two godparents, Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg (her paternal aunt) and Felix Lademacher (her maternal uncle). Others in attendance were members of her immediate family: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hartmut and Gabriele Lademacher, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume … Continue reading

Princess Haya Donates To Refugees

  July 11, 2014 at 6:08 am by

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The wife of Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, as UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City (IHC) has made a generous donation to support the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ efforts in emergency nutrition and food security for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia’s Gambella region. Princess Haya donated $500,000 (Dh1.83 million). Princess Haya … Continue reading

Spanish Introductory Visit to Portugal

  July 9, 2014 at 3:10 am by

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King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain paid a one-day introductory visit to neighbouring Portugal on July 7th. Following on from their recent visit to the Vatican, the Spanish King and Queen arrived at the military airport Figo Maduro near Lisbon and were greeted by the the Spanish Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic. After the greeting ceremony, the King and Queen moved onto the Belém Palace, where they were warmly … Continue reading

Princess Beatrice Attends Belgian Royal Wedding

  July 7, 2014 at 3:57 am by

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On July 5, Princess Beatrice attended the wedding of Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este and Elisabetta “Lili” von Rosboch von Wolkenstein. The wedding took place at the Santa Maria Trastevere Basilica in Rome, Italy. Also amongst the guests was Lavinia Borromeo, the half-sister of Beatrice Borromeo, who herself is the girlfriend of Pierre Casiraghi, Prince Albert II of Monaco’s nephew. The whole Belgian Royal Family attended as well … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Visits India

  July 6, 2014 at 3:23 pm by

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As a special advocate of the United Nations’ Secretary-General for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), Queen Máxima visited India last week. On Monday June 30, the Queen started her three-day visit in New Delhi. She had a meeting with the Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence, Arun Jaitley. Then Queen Máxima visited an innovative water plant called “Sarvajal” in the district of Savda Ghevra. The chief of operations of … Continue reading

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