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Norway’s Crown Princess Receives “Conversation Bench”

  September 23, 2015 at 7:19 pm by

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Norwegian Red Cross, the Crown Princess of Norway was today presented with a red ‘conversation bench’ in the Palace Park. The bench is one of 400 which are being placed around the country in public places, to encourage a warmer, closer society. Crown Princess Mette-Marit was joined by Red Cross refugee guide Naghmeh Gorgin, herself a former refugee, for some tea on … Continue reading

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William and Harry Pay BBC’s “DIY SOS” A Visit in Manchester

  September 23, 2015 at 6:12 pm by

Princes William and Harry today got their hands dirty during a trip to Manchester, where they met the team that produces the BBC series DIY SOS. The show is currently transforming several buildings on one street into homes for ex-service personnel. View image | Wearing white hardhats bearing their names and blue safety vests, the two Princes spoke with the 240 builders and volunteers, as well as the street’s existing residents, before being … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Attends Mentor Foundation International Gala

  September 22, 2015 at 9:49 pm by

This evening, Queen Silvia was present at the Mentor Foundation USA’s International Gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Wearing a green and white evening gown with a leaf motif, the Queen delivered a speech and posed for photographs with Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal and Princess Sora bint Sa’ad of Saudi Arabia. Mentor International was founded by Queen Silvia in 1994 and aims to empower children and young people “to make … Continue reading

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Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Dies of Heart Attack

  September 19, 2015 at 9:52 pm by

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the eldest son of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed with his first wife, Sheikha Hind, has died of a heart attack, the Dubai Media Office announced today. The 33-year-old Sheikh, who owned the famous Zabeel Stables, died Saturday morning the announcement said. Funeral prayers were held after sunset at the Zabeel Mosque, before the Sheikh was laid to rest at the Umm Hurair cemetery. Writing … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Spends The Day In Aarhus

  September 16, 2015 at 4:42 pm by

Dressed in a simple fuchsia frock, Denmark’s Crown Princess paid a visit to the city of Aarhus today, where her visit focused on the areas of health and education. First was a stop at the Aarhus University Hospital to visit the paediatric heart clinic. Princess Mary – who is patron of the Danish Heart Association – spoke with doctors and nurses, before meeting with some of the children who suffer from heart-related illnesses … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia’s First Day in the United States

  September 15, 2015 at 7:54 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain have begun their official visit to the United States, spending their first day in Virginia and Washington, D.C. They first toured Mount Vernon, the plantation estate owned by America’s first President, George Washington, located in Fairfax County, Virginia. The couple laid a wreath at the tomb of Washington while there, and then were shown the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George … Continue reading

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Swedes Attend Opening of Parliament

  September 15, 2015 at 5:49 pm by

The Swedish Royal Family attended a number of events today to mark the opening of the 2015/2016 parliamentary session. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia led their children and their spouses first at a church service at Stockholm Cathedral. The theme of the service was the refugee crisis that is currently impacting Europe. View image | They then travelled via carriage to the Riksdag, the King and Queen were … Continue reading

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Prince Harry On First Public Duty After Return From Africa

  September 15, 2015 at 5:26 pm by

Prince Harry performed his first public duty in over three months today, visiting Goodward Aerodrome in West Sussex as the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain was marked. The Prince, who turned 31 today, was given a tour of the airfield and attended a briefing at the Boultbee Flight Academy about the flypast of over 40 Spitfires, Hurricanes and Blenheims across the south of England. View image | Harry was due … Continue reading

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“Gathering of the Heirs” in Norway

  September 14, 2015 at 4:41 am by

The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway hosted their counterparts from Denmark, Sweden and Luxembourg at Mågerø, the summer home of King Harald V and Queen Sonja, on the island of Tjøme over the weekend. A photograph released by all four royal courts shows Haakon, Mette-Marit and two of their children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, posing in the garden of Mågerø with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Becomes Longest Reigning British Monarch While in Scotland

  September 9, 2015 at 7:35 pm by

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has become the country’s longest reigning monarch, and she spent the day in Scotland where she undertook one public engagement. Joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen officially opened the new Scottish Borders railway line that creates a train link from Edinburgh to the Borders, with the new station located in Tweedbank. She and the Duke took the Union of South Africa steam train from Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Lunch at the Constitutional Court For King Felipe and Queen Letizia

  September 9, 2015 at 4:58 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were guests at a luncheon held to mark the 35th anniversary of Constitutional Court of Spain today. The couple were greeted by Francisco Perez de los Cobos, the President of the Constitutional Court, which was established in July 1980, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría. View image | Once inside, the King and Queen met with the twelve … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits a Cheese Factory!

  September 9, 2015 at 2:33 pm by

The Queen of the Netherlands today paid visits to two businesses involved in the production of cheese, one of the products her country exports globally, a dairy farm and a cheese production factory. Queen Máxima, wearing one of her more intriguing outfits of red culotte shorts and floral shirt, first was shown around the a dairy farm in Koudum owned by the Stokman family that is home to 300 cows. … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Visits ITV Studios

  September 9, 2015 at 11:00 am by

Dressed in a pale pink skirt and matching blazer from Bruce Oldfield, the Duchess of Cornwall appeared to have a fabulous time during her visit to the ITV Studios in London this morning, to help mark the broadcaster’s 60th anniversary. The Duchess met with some of ITV’s most known faces, including Lorraine Kelly, Janet Street-Porter, fashion consultant Gok Wan and part of the cast of Birds Of A Feather (which the Duchess … Continue reading

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Duchess Donata of Oldenburg Has Passed Away

  September 9, 2015 at 2:36 am by

It was announced yesterday that Duchess Donata of Oldenburg, the mother of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, has died after a long illness. She died on Saturday September 5. According to the statement released by her family, the Duchess died at a hospital in Traunstein, aged 65. The nature of her illness was not disclosed. Donata was born a Countess zu Castell-Rüdenhausen in June 1950, training as a nurse before she married … Continue reading

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Princess Sofia Undertakes First Solo Engagement in South Africa

  September 8, 2015 at 7:56 pm by

Swedish Princess Sofia has made her first solo overseas trip, representing the Royal Family at the Global Child Forum on Southern Africa held in Pretoria, South Africa on September 8. The Princess delivered a keynote address at the Forum, which was also attended by Dr Graça Machel, widow of South African President Nelson Mandela and also patron of the Forum, and Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, chairwoman of the African Union Commission. In … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos: “We Have A Great King”

  September 1, 2015 at 10:45 pm by

Spain’s former King, Juan Carlos I, has given an interview to journalist Carlos Herrera for his new radio program, Herrera en COPE, in which he praised the efforts of his son, King Felipe VI. “We have a great King with very many good qualities,” King Juan Carlos said of his son, stating that he was “very proud, excited and above all very pleased” to see how the change in reign has worked out, … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Raises UN Global Goals Flag in Copenhagen

  September 1, 2015 at 7:14 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark today participated in an ‘inspiration meeting’ of 100 organisations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where they discussed ideas relating to next year’s Women Deliver conference (of which Mary is patron) that will be held Copenhagen for the first time. Also on the agenda was a celebration of “gender equality obtaining a clear and undeniable position in the Universal agenda” and that it has qualified as one … Continue reading

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First Day of the School Year for the Young Belgians

  September 1, 2015 at 5:39 pm by

Belgium’s young royals today began the 2015-2016 school year, heading off in the company of their parents, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. The Duchess of Brabant, Prince Gabriel and Princess Eléonore were dropped off at the Sint-Jans Berchmans College, a Dutch school in Brussels, by their father, walking down the street together. 7-year-old Eléonore – almost dwarfed by her hot pink backpack, which matched both her pants and her hair clips – was … Continue reading

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New Coin Minted To Mark Longest Reign in British History

  August 31, 2015 at 9:30 pm by

The Royal Mint has released the design of the £20 silver coin it has produced to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning British monarch. It has been designed by Stephen Taylor and features the five coinage portraits of the Queen that have been used on coins in the United Kingdom since 1952. “I wanted to convey how Queen Elizabeth has matured on the face of a coin, just like … Continue reading

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On This Day: Queen Astrid Killed In Car Accident

  August 29, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the death of the popular Queen Astrid of the Belgians. She was killed on August 29 in Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland following a car accident. Astrid and her husband, King Leopold III, were holidaying at their villa, Haslihorn, on the shore of Lake Lucerne with their two eldest children, Joséphine-Charlotte and Baudouin. Bad weather saw the couple send the children home to Brussels on August 28, intending … Continue reading

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