When Harry Met RiRi: The Prince’s Tour of the Caribbean Heads to Barbados

  November 30, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

Prince Harry and Rihanna

Actual royalty met pop royalty today as Prince Harry and Rihanna crossed paths at two events while the Prince is in Barbados to help mark the country’s 50th anniversary of independence. The duo were both guests at the ‘Toast to the Nation’ event hosted by the Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart, at St Ann’s Fort. “Hello, it’s very nice to meet you,” Harry said to the singer as they shook … Continue reading

Belgium State Visit to the Netherlands – Last Day

  November 30, 2016 at 5:42 pm by

Queen Maxima and Queen Mathilde

The start of the third and last day of the state visit today, Wednesday November 30, was focused on technology for His Majesty King Philippe. King Philippe paid a visit at the headquarter of the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. The King visited the Holst Centre, a research institute that develops technologies and was founded in 2005 by two Belgian and Dutch research centres. During the visit the King attended a seminar … Continue reading

Zara and Mike Tindall Expecting Second Child

  November 30, 2016 at 7:27 am by

Zara and Mike Tindall

It was announced this morning that Zara and Mike Tindall are expecting their second child in late spring 2017. The baby will be the fourth grandchild for Princess Anne, and the sixth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, all of whom were “delighted” by the news. Mike posted a message on his Twitter account during the day, thanking everyone for their congratulations and saying “we are very very happy about … Continue reading

Belgian State Visit to The Netherlands – Day Two

  November 29, 2016 at 8:16 pm by

Belgian-Dutch State Visit

The second day of the state visit started today, Tuesday November 29, with separate events for the Royal Couples. His Majesty King Philippe began the day with a visit at the headquarter of the ESA / ESTEC in Noordwijk. The ESA / ESTEC is the largest European Space Agency’s main technology development and test centre. Later the King had several institutional meetings: he was received by Mrs. Ankie Broekers-Knol, Chairman of … Continue reading

Belgian State Visit to the Netherlands – Day One

  November 28, 2016 at 8:58 pm by

The Belgian-Dutch State Visit

This morning, Monday November 28, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde began a three-day state visit to The Netherlands. Upon their arrival the Royal Couple was officially welcomed by Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima with a welcoming ceremony held in the Dam Square outside the Royal Palace. King Willem-Alxeander and King Philippe inspected the guard of honour. The Belgian Royal Couple also laid a wreath at the National Monument … Continue reading

Prince Harry’s Tour of the Caribbean: Day Nine – Grenada

  November 28, 2016 at 5:43 pm by

Prince Harry

Despite the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Knight tanker he is travelling on running into some technical issues on the way to Grenada, Prince Harry made it to his fifth destination on Sunday ahead of a series of engagements today. Beginning with a community sports event at Queens Park Grounds, Harry joined hundreds of locals in sporting workshops, playing cricket and football with them. Alongside Governor-General Dame Cecile La Grenade, they met … Continue reading

Memorial Service Held In Chester For The 6th Duke of Westminster

  November 28, 2016 at 3:13 pm by

Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster

A memorial service for the late Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster was held today at the Chester Cathedral, with a large contingent of British royals in attendance to remember the late Duke. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Eugenie of York, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra of Kent, and Prince Michael of … Continue reading

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn Officially Invited To Become King

  November 28, 2016 at 11:31 am by

Maha Vajiralongkorn

During a meeting this morning, Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly has agreed to formally invite Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, heir to the Thai throne, to become the country’s King. The President of the NLA, Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, confirmed the news during the televised meeting, saying “I will invite Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to ascend the throne and become the new King for all Thai people… All members (of the National Legislative Assembly), on this auspicious occasion, I … Continue reading

Prince Félix and Princess Claire Welcome A Son

  November 28, 2016 at 7:20 am by

Princess Claire, Princess Amalia and Prince Felix of Luxembourg

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has announced that Princess Claire was safely delivered of a son early this morning in Geneva. The newborn was born at 3:59am today at Geneva’s Beaulieu General Clinic. Both the infant and Princess Claire are doing well. Prince Félix was by his wife’s side throughout. “Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, and Monsieur and Madame Lademacher and their families join in … Continue reading

Margaret Rhodes, First Cousin of Queen Elizabeth, Has Died

  November 27, 2016 at 4:24 am by

Margaret Rhodes

The Honourable Margaret Rhodes, a first cousin and close friend of Queen Elizabeth II, passed away on Friday evening after a short illness. She was 91 years old. Mrs Rhodes and the Queen were close companions as children, being born only ten months apart (Mrs Rhodes in June 1925, the Queen in April 1926). Margaret was the youngest daughter of Lady Mary Bowes-Lyon, an older sister of Queen Elizabeth the … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Attends Opening of Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp

  November 26, 2016 at 9:52 pm by

Queen Mathilde

The Queen of the Belgians this evening attended opening concert of the new Queen Elisabeth Hall at the Queen Elisabeth Centre in Antwerp. Wearing a gold brocade dress and coat, Queen Mathilde was greeted by flower-bearing children and representatives from the Centre and the evening’s performers. The Royal Flemish Philharmonic, who will be calling the new Hall – named after Queen Elisabeth of Belgium – home, and Hooverphonic performed the opening concert. … Continue reading

Prince Harry’s Caribbean Tour: Day Seven – St Vincent and the Grenadines

  November 26, 2016 at 7:23 pm by

Prince Harry

Day seven of his Caribbean tour, the half-way point of the trip, saw Prince Harry head to St Vincent and the Grenadines. After being welcomed by the realm’s Governor-General, Sir Frederick Ballantyne, Harry’s first stop of the day was to the Kingstown Botanical Gardens where he was given a tour of the Gardens, which are the oldest tropical garden in the world. Among the floral and fauna  he saw were some … Continue reading

Maria Teresa Brings Daughter-In-Law Stéphanie To Annual Bazaar

  November 26, 2016 at 3:48 pm by

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa

As patron, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg today opened the annual International Bazaar held at the Luxexpo centre. This year, she was joined by her daughter-in-law, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie. The two women were shown around the bazaar, which raises money for dozens of charity projects; they inspected the over 60 stalls featuring traditional wares and cuisines from multiple countries from around the world. Also visiting the fair with Maria … Continue reading

King Abdullah And Queen Rania’s Last Day In Australia

  November 25, 2016 at 11:50 pm by

Jordan's king and queen

On day 3 of Their Majesties visit to Australia, there were a few events which they attended. The first event of the day was King Abdullah attending a military exercise which was carried out by the Australian Army. جلالة الملك عبدالله الثاني يحضر في سيدني تمرينا عسكريا نفذته إحدى وحدات الجيش الأسترالي His Majesty King Abdullah II attends a military exercise performed by one of the units of the Australian … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Princess Margaretha Opens Swedish Christmas Fair

  November 25, 2016 at 8:30 am by

Princess Margaretha

November 25, 1966: Sweden’s Princess Margaretha opened the Swedish Christmas Fair at the Swedish Church Hall in London. She wore the Swedish national costume for the event, held in the country that became her home after she married an English businessman in 1964.

Felipe and Letizia Present The ‘Rey Jaime I’ Awards

  November 24, 2016 at 8:41 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

During a visit to Valencia, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia presented the 28th edition of the Rey Jaime I Awards, which have the aim of promoting research and scientific development within Spain by “bringing together research, scientific and business entities”. The King gave a speech at the ceremony where he said it was time to “place research, development, innovation and entrepreneurship among the main priorities of our country” to … Continue reading

Windsor Quartet Attend Duke of Edinburgh Awards Service of Thanksgiving

  November 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Earl and Countess of Wessex today were present at a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to mark the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. Over 2,000 participants of the Awards over its six decades attended the service led by the Dean of Westminster, where Prince Edward gave a speech that thanked the Duke for his commitment to young … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cornwall Visits Hampshire For Hospital Reopening

  November 24, 2016 at 3:56 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

A forest-green clad Duchess of Cornwall made her way to Hampshire today where she reopened a children’s cancer ward at a hospital in the region. The Piam Brown Children’s Cancer Ward at the Southhampton Children’s Hospital has undergone a £1.7 million refurbishment this year that took seven months. Camilla spent time chatting and playing with the children who are receiving treatment at the hospital. She also spoke with nurses and parents. Earlier in the … Continue reading

Kolding Hospital Officially Opened By Crown Prince Frederik

  November 24, 2016 at 3:08 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik

Crown Prince Frederik has officially opened the Kolding Hospital which is part of the extension and renovation of the previous hospital on the site. The new section of the hospital holds the emergency department, the chapel and a mother-child centre. After cutting the opening ribbon, Prince Frederik was given a tour of the new facilities, including the trauma room and wards, which has created 600 new jobs in the city. He … Continue reading

The Prince of Wales Attends New Syriac Orthodox Church Consecration

  November 24, 2016 at 1:48 pm by

Prince Charles

The St Thomas Cathedral, a new Syriac Orthodox Church, was today consecrated in West London with Prince Charles in attendance. He joined 600 worshipers – including the Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church – for the consecration service led by Archbishop Mor Athanasius Toma Dawod Dakkama, the United Kingdom’s Archbishop of the Syriac Orthodox Church. In a speech he delivered during the service, Prince Charles said he found it “deeply … Continue reading

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