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An Engagement is Announced – in Serbia!

  July 24, 2017 at 2:31 pm by

The Royal Family of Serbia have today announced the engagement of His Royal Highness Prince Philip and Ms Danica Marinkovic, a graphic designer and visual artist, who is the daughter of Mr Milan Marinkovic-Cile and Mrs Beba Marinkovic. Prince Philip is the second son of Crown Prince Alexander and his first wife, Princess Dona Maria da Gloria, Duchess de Segorbe.  He was educated in the United Kingdom at the King’s School in Canterbury and gaining … Continue reading

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Princess Sofia Inaugurates Her First Exhibition in Romania!

  April 27, 2017 at 10:21 am by

Her Royal Highness Princess Sofia of Romania held her first ever exhibition of photographic works in Romania yesterday at the Media Hall of the National Theatre in Bucharest today. The exhibition entitled “Nature Elements” includes fifty landscape photographs revealing “the beauty of nature” that the Princess has made during the last two years in Brittany, France where she lives. The event also heralded the launch a collection of thirty-six Ultramarine … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Margareta Addresses the Romanian Parliament

  April 27, 2017 at 9:25 am by

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta of Romania yesterday addressed a solemn session of the Romanian Parliament in connection with the jubilee celebration of “Iasi – Capital of the Kingdom of Romania 1916-1918 and the City Of the Great Union”. It was 100 years ago in 1917 that the Romanian Senate and Assembly of Deputies met in the city of Iasi and adopted the reforming laws of the Romanian State … Continue reading

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Princess Maria of Romania Attends Opening of Transylvanian Museum

  April 27, 2017 at 8:49 am by

Last Saturday, Her Royal Highness Princess Maria of Romania attended the inauguration of a new museum at Kálnoky Castle in the town of Miclosoara north of Bucharest. The reception for the Museum of Transylvanian Life started off with a speech by Count Tibor Kálnoky who is President of the Kálnoky Foundation and a close friend of the Prince of Wales.  The Prince of Wales himself sent a special message which … Continue reading

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A New Embassy for Bangladesh in Bhutan!

  April 20, 2017 at 5:24 am by

His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck granted an audience this week to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, who has been on a three-day official visit to Bhutan this week. Her Excellency arrived at Paro Airport on Tuesday and was greeted by Bhutan’s Prime Minister, His Excellency Lyonchhen Ushering Tobgay.  On arrival in Bhutan’s capital, Thimpu, the visiting Prime Minister was then met by members of … Continue reading

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The Gardens of Elisabeta Palace

  April 10, 2017 at 10:30 am by

When we think of the Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest, we imagine all the official functions and duties carried out there by Crown Princess Margarita and other members of the Romanian Royal Family throughout the year and often get a glimpse of the beautiful architecture and interiors of Palace through the photographs taken. But what about the gardens? Well, last week the gardens were photographed to show some of the plants, … Continue reading

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20 Years Since the King’s Return!

  February 28, 2017 at 11:46 am by

Today, marks the 20th anniversary of the return of His Majesty King Michael of Romania to his homeland after many years in exile. It was on Friday, 28th February 1997 when the King and his wife Queen Anne arrived at Otopeni Airport in Bucharest.  They had flown in from their home in Switzerland and upon arrival, His Majesty was handed his Romanian passport from the Foreign Ministry. King Michael and Queen … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Naruhito Opens Winter Games

  February 19, 2017 at 9:33 pm by

The 2017 Asian Winter Games have been officially opened in a ceremony attended by His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito. The event took place in the Sapporo Dome stadium in the city of Sapporo, Hokkaido – a place well known for it’s winter sports having hosted the Winter Olympics back in 1972. The city of Obihiro will co-host the 64 sporting events taking place over the next week before the … Continue reading

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Tonga’s Queen Mother Dies

  February 19, 2017 at 6:04 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho, the Queen Mother of Tonga has died today, Sunday 19th February in a hospital in Auckland, New Zealand at the age of 90. According to local reports, Queen Halaevalue Mata’aho – who was the widow of King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV – was flown to New Zealand last week with “minor health issues”. Her grandaughter, Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Mata’aho, was said to have been with her … Continue reading

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A Lunch at Peleș Castle with Princess Maria

  January 31, 2017 at 6:50 am by

On Monday 30th January, Her Royal Highness Princess Maria of Romania hosted a lunch at Peleș Castle on behalf of her sister, Crown Princess Margareta. The event was held in honour of the Romanian Academy and the Academy of Sciences of France, whose perpetual secretary, Catherine Bréchignac, was given honorary membership of the Romanian Academy. Amid the splendour of the great Dining Room of the Castle, guests at the lunch … Continue reading

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A Rest for the Emperor After Mild Fever

  January 30, 2017 at 4:44 am by

Emperor Akihito of Japan was unable to attend a ritual ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo this morning due to a mild fever. The Imperial Household Agency confirmed that His Imperial Majesty was given a flu shot at the weekend as a measure to prevent pneumonia. However, due to the nature of the inoculation, it may have caused his temperature to rise. The Agency added that there were no … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Margareta Gives Deserving Awards

  November 19, 2016 at 6:34 pm by

  Last Wednesday, as well as meeting a delegation from the European Regional Office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, Crown Princess Margareta of Romania handed out awards to volunteers of the National Red Cross Society of Romania as part of the celebrations for the Organisation’s 140th Anniversary. The volunteers all wore their distinctive red and white uniforms to collect their awards, with Crown Princess Margareta … Continue reading

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Official Events At Elisabeta Palace

  November 19, 2016 at 6:08 pm by

It has been a busy time at the Elisabeta Palace this last week, with several official events taking place. The delightful surroundings of this Palace, set in leafy suburbs north of city centre of Bucharest, provide an excellent backdrop for the many and various official functions that are carried out by members of the Romanian Royal Family. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margarita chaired a meeting of the Board of … Continue reading

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Scholarships Awarded to Young Telents by Crown Princess Margareta!

  November 16, 2016 at 8:14 am by

  On Monday 14th November, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta of Romania and her sister, Princess Maria attended the Young Talent Gala at the National Theatre in Bucharest in order to hand out diplomas to 36 young scholars for their artistic performance and abilities in Fine Arts and Classical Music. The diploma awards were sponsored by the Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation, which over the years has invested almost … Continue reading

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Trekking Across Bhutan with The King!

  November 4, 2016 at 5:47 am by

During the last two weeks, His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Mangyel Wangchuck has been on an intrepid adventure by trekking across some of the most remote and difficult to access places in Bhutan. The adventure started off in Laya in the far North of the country where the King participated in an event called the Royal Highland Festival before embarking, on 20th October, with a six-day trek to Lunana across … Continue reading

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The Funeral of Prince Mikasa of Japan

  November 4, 2016 at 4:19 am by

The funeral of His Imperial Highness Prince Mikasa of Japan has taken place today at the Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo.  The solemn and sacred event was attended by  the late Prince’s widow and the Chief Mourner, Princess Yuriko, who was accompanied by her granddaughter Princess Akiko.  Other members of the Imperial Family, including Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako were also in attendance, together with Japan’s Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Preparations Underway for Imperial Funeral

  November 2, 2016 at 6:16 am by

Preparations for the Funeral of His Imperial Highness Prince Mikasa of Japan are underway with the ceremony taking place this coming Friday, 4th November at the Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo.  The funeral will take the form of a “renso no go” rite, in which the late Prince’s coffin will be entombed. In the meantime, Their Imperial Majesties, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have paid their respects to … Continue reading

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Princess Elena Visits London

  November 2, 2016 at 5:23 am by

Last week, Her Royal Highness Princess Elena of Romania visited London on behalf of the Royal Family in order to attend two events celebrating King Michael’s 95th birthday earlier in the week. On Wednesday 26th October, Princess Elena took part in the launch of a book about the history of the Royal Victorian Order written by the Chaplain of The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy and Chaplain of The Royal … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Margareta Visits Thai Embassy

  October 29, 2016 at 3:37 pm by

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta alongside her husband, Prince Radu, has visited the Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand in Bucharest to pay her respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died earlier this month. Before a portrait of the King, Their Royal Highnesses laid a bouquet of yellow flowers – the colour of the Royal Family of Thailand – before signing a book of condolence in which they … Continue reading

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A Romanian Royal Birthday!

  October 29, 2016 at 3:09 pm by

Today marks the 59th Birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Sophie of Romania, the 4th daughter of Their Majesties King Michael and the late Queen Anne. Born in Athens, Princess Sophie studied initially in Switzerland and in England. Later on, she developed her interests in fine arts, graphic design and photography when she moved to the United States, conducting her education in these fields at the Fine Arts University North … Continue reading

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