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Princess Beatrix Undergoes Knee Replacement Surgery

  October 1, 2016 at 8:34 am by

The RVD has confirmed that Princess Beatrix underwent knee replacement surgery today at the Franciscus/Vlietland Hospital in Schiedam. Orthopaedic surgeons Dr Marcel Driessen and Dr Stefan Breugem performed the surgery, which replaced the Princess’s right knee with a prostheses. She had a similar surgery performed on her left knee back in 2005. Princess Beatrix will remain in hospital for a few days, before undertaking rehabilitation at home.

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The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Seven

  September 30, 2016 at 7:29 pm by

With the Cambridge tour of Canada winding up, the Duke and Duchess today spent their second-last day in the country in Haida Gwaii, an archipelago on British Columbia’s north coast. Arriving by traditional war canoe, William and Kate were welcomed to the islands by the Haida nation’s hereditary leaders ahead of a cultural performance at the Haida Heritage Centre and Museum. They were given woven scarves trimmed with sea otter fur as … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Lunch With Governor of Massachusetts During US Business Visit

  September 30, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

On the last day of their business visit to the United States, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary had a lunch with the Governor of Massachusetts, Charles D Baker, and his wife Lauren at the Massachusetts State House. A brief meeting between the two couples took place ahead of the lunch, which was also attended by the Danish business delegation the royals are accompanying, as well as local businesses.

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Royals Fly To Israel To Honour Late President Shimon Peres At Funeral Service

  September 30, 2016 at 2:01 pm by

Dozens of world leaders made the trip to Israel today to attend the funeral service for the country’s late former President, Shimon Peres. Included in the congregation were the Prince of Wales, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and King Felipe VI of Spain. All three men wore traditional yarmulkes during the funeral and burial services at the Mount Herzl National Cemetery in Jerusalem. President Peres, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Prince Masahito Marries Hanako Tsugaru

  September 30, 2016 at 8:30 am by

September 30, 1964: The second son of Emperor Hirohito, Prince Masahito, married Hanako Tsugaru, a member of the Imperial aristocracy. The newlywed couple posed for official photographs in traditional Japanese dress, before changing into Western clothing for further celebrations. One day later, the Emperor granted Prince Masahito the title Hitachi-no-miya, allowing him to form the Hitachi branch of the Imperial Family. He and his new bride were known from then on … Continue reading

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A Prince Amongst The Pumpkins: New Photo Of Prince Oscar In Öland

  September 30, 2016 at 3:05 am by

After his mother officially opened the 20th Öland Harvest Festival on Wednesday, a new photograph of young Prince Oscar sitting amongst a group of pumpkins and a hay bale was shared on the Kungahuset Instagram page this morning. “Greetings from Solliden and Öland’s Harvest Festival,” the photo, taken by Crown Princess Victoria, is captioned. Prince Oscar looks absolutely adorable in a grey woollen coverall, with a beanie on his head to protect … Continue reading

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George and Charlotte Steal The Show At Children’s Party in Victoria

  September 29, 2016 at 8:12 pm by

Two mini Cambridges joined their parents today for their first engagement of Canadian tour, a children’s party for military families in the gardens of Government House in Victoria. Prince George and Princess Charlotte stole the show as they frolicked with a variety of animals from the petting zoo brought in to entertain the children – George went for a ride on a miniature pony, while 16-month-old Charlotte decided that Moose … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Participates in Triathlon For Charity in Italy

  September 29, 2016 at 10:41 am by

Princess Beatrice is in Sicily this week, participating in the final leg of the Virgin Strive Challenge 2016 in benefit of Big Change, a charity she founded with Sam, Holly and Isabella Branson. On Tuesday, she completed the 3.3km swim across the straight of Messina to Sicily that was the first part of the triathlon. She has also completed the 110km cycle portion, with the  team presently running and hiking their way to the … Continue reading

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The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Five

  September 28, 2016 at 9:16 pm by

The Cambridges began day five of their Canadian tour at the MacBride Museum in Whitehorse, Yukon, learning about the region’s history and joining in a storytelling session. Before heading off to their next stop – Carcross – William and Kate fired off the first telegraph to tweet sent by the MacBride Museum telegraph office. They also had a quick walkabout, meeting a number of Whitehorse locals (including a five-month-old in a … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary in Washington, D.C. Day Two

  September 28, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

The Danish business delegation visit to the US led by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary truly kicked off today, with a number of different events attended by the couple across Washington, D.C. Crown Prince Frederik had an early start to the day as he joined 15 American veterans who were wounded in combat, along with the Danish Ambassador and 4 Danish veterans, for an early morning run from the Jefferson Memorial … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Opens 20th Öland Harvest Festival

  September 28, 2016 at 5:48 pm by

The 2016 Öland Harvest Festival, the 20th edition, was opened this evening by Crown Princess Victoria at the marketplace in Borgholm. “You have created a beautiful and important tradition which reminds us that the harvest time is time for gratitude,” the Princess said in a brief speech at the opening, where she also stressed the importance of agriculture and preservation of cultural heritage. Victoria kept it simple, yet chic in … Continue reading

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Spain’s Olympic and Paralympic Medalists Attend Reception at the Royal Palace of El Pardo

  September 28, 2016 at 9:26 am by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia today hosted a reception at the Royal Palace of El Pardo for the Spanish medalists from the recent Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio. Infanta Elena, who is Honorary President of the Spanish Paralympic Committee, was also present. The royals personally greeted all of the athletes, who won 17 Olympic and 31 Paralympic medals; posing for photos with many of them. The King gave a … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Begin Danish Business Delegation Visit to US

  September 27, 2016 at 9:34 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark have landed in Washington, D.C., kicking off a four-day business trip to the United States. Shortly after they arrived, the couple were guests at a reception hosted by the Danish Ambassador to the United States, Lars Gert Lose, for the 60-company strong business delegation accompanying the couple. The HRH Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour was awarded by Prince Frederik during the reception … Continue reading

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The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Four

  September 27, 2016 at 6:23 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have continued their tour of Canada, spending the day in Kelowna before heading to Whitehorse, Yukon in the country’s north-west. First up was a visit to the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus, where the couple met with students and teachers as part of the 10th anniversary of the campus. William and Kate – wearing a custom Dolce and Gabbana forest green dress – … Continue reading

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Norway’s Queen Opens Art Exhibition in London

  September 27, 2016 at 1:52 pm by

In a collaboration with musician and visual artist Magne Furuholmen, Queen Sonja of Norway has opened an exhibition entitled TEXTURE at the Paul Stolper Gallery in London. The art works are a thematic combination of text and nature, as these are the two aspects the Queen and Mr Furuholmen work largely with. Graphic prints taken by the Queen during her nature walks have been overlaid with photographs of Mr Furuholmen’s sculpture works. … Continue reading

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Kähler Design Headquarters Gets Royal Opening From Princess Marie

  September 27, 2016 at 9:18 am by

175-year-old Kähler Design has recently renovated their workshop in Næstved, turning it into a new headquarters, and Princess Marie was on hand this morning to officially open the facility. Wearing a lovely white and blue-green leaf print dress, the Princess cut the ribbon before being taken on a tour of the building, which also contains a exhibition focusing on the company’s history in the ceramic world. Kähler Design has been producing vases and … Continue reading

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The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Three

  September 26, 2016 at 8:02 pm by

Day three of the Cambridge tour of Canada saw the couple head to the gorgeous Great Bear Rainforest with a stop in Bella Bella, where the weather definitely put the ‘rain’ in ‘rainforest’ (and caused a few itinerary changes!). Arriving to a traditional welcome by the region’s Heiltsuk First Nations community, the Duke and Duchess watched on for a number of cultural music and dance performances by local children. Then it was … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline Journeys To The Democratic Republic of the Congo For AMADE

  September 26, 2016 at 2:28 pm by

As part of her work with AMADE (Association Nationale Monégasque des Amis De l’enhance), Princess Caroline is currently on a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to see the progress of one of the Association’s programs. The Princess attended a presentation of the ‘Capoeira for Peace’ program in Kinshasa, where she saw children who have taken part in the program perform a dance routine. The ‘Capoeira for Peace’ program … Continue reading

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Joachim and Marie Take A Tour of the Copenhagen UN City

  September 26, 2016 at 1:22 pm by

The UN City in Copenhagen received a royal visit today as Prince Joachim and Princess Marie stopped by for a tour of the two campuses. Shown around the two buildings – which have been designed and built to be energy-efficient – by the UN City communications director Eva Egesborg Hansen, Joachim and Marie took in the different aspects of Campus 1, which provides office space for 1,500 staff from the … Continue reading

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The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Two

  September 25, 2016 at 6:57 pm by

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

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