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Letizia at Rare Diseases World Day

  March 4, 2016 at 5:08 am by

Queen Letizia of Spain attended the Rare Diseases World Day at CSIC headquarters on March 3, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. The Queen is the honorary president for the Spanish federation of rare diseases. In her speech she emphasized the importance of more research about rare diseases. According to the queen there are 3 million people who suffer from a rare disease: “it is important that all of them feel welcome … Continue reading

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Te Deum and Congratulations For Prince Oscar

  March 3, 2016 at 11:30 pm by

The birth of prince Oscar has lead to a stream of congratulations for his parents and his big sister. In the afternoon there was a gun salute of 21 canon shots in Stockholm. The royal family went to a Te Deum, a service of thanksgiving. The Crown Princess and her newborn son were absent from the service, but most other adult members of the royal family attedend the event. Also present … Continue reading

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Praise for King Mihai

  March 3, 2016 at 1:22 pm by

Former King Mihai received a lot of praise in Romania today. Yesterday the king announced that he has health problems and that he would withdraw from public life and hand over his public responsibilities to his eldest daughter Crown Princess Margarita. Romania’s president Klaus Iohannis issued a statement in which he said he heard the news about the king’s health with worry and he hopes that the kill will find … Continue reading

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Iñaki Denies Involvement of Cristina and Juan Carlos

  March 3, 2016 at 1:09 pm by

Iñaki Urdangarin, husband of Infanta Cristina of Spain, had to testify in court again today. The former duke of Palma de Mallorca is a suspect in a fraud scandal. He and his business partner Diego Torres are accused of misusing public funds for their Nóos foundation. Iñaki denied that either his wife or his father-in-law knew about the embazzlements. He told them little about his business, only about a business … Continue reading

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It’s A Boy for Victoria and Daniel: HRH Prince Oscar Carl Olof, Duke of Skåne

  March 3, 2016 at 6:34 am by

Crown Princess Victoria has given birth to a baby boy yesterday. The baby was born at 20:28 at the Karolinska Institut in Solna. The small prince weighs 3,655 kg. Prince Daniel gave a press conference in the evening. He told the assembled press that mother and child were doing well. This morning the family already left the hospital. Crown Princess Victoria was looking great while a proud prince Daniel carried … Continue reading

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King Mihai Withdraws From Public Life

  March 2, 2016 at 3:20 pm by

Former King Mihai of Romania (94)  will withdraw from public life and  will transfer his duties to his eldest daughter, Crown Princess Margaretha (66). The king announced this in a writter statement today, he also added that he hopes that his daughter will “find the wisdom and strength to represent me and fulfill my public duties.” King Michael has recently undergone surgery, after which he has been diagnosed with metastatic … Continue reading

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Royal Glasshouses in Laeken Open to Raise Money For Queen’s Fund

  March 2, 2016 at 5:07 am by

The beautiful royal glasshouses of Laeken Palace, Brussels will be opened from April 15th to May 6th. A visit will cost 2,50 Euros. The proceeds will go to the Queen’s Fund, a foundation that helps Belgian families in need. Queen Fabiola left her entire estate to this fund, as became clear last month. The glasshouses were built by king Leopold II and store a remarkable collection of exotic plants and flowers. … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Poses With Her Ladies

  March 2, 2016 at 4:55 am by

Queen Máxima of The Netherlands posed at her home, Villa Eikenhorst in Wassenaar, with her four ladies-in-waiting for  a special picture.  Since 2013 the number of ladies-in-waiting has been reduced as Queen Beatrix – as reigning monarch- needed more of them. King Willem-Alexander also posed for a photo with his 14 chambarlains. The ladies are, from left to right: Baroness M.L.A. (Bibi) van Zuylen van Nijevelt, née Jonkvrouwe den Beer … Continue reading

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Duke of Anjou and Duchess of Cadaval Take Daughter on First Ski Vacation

  March 2, 2016 at 4:29 am by

Prince Charles-Philippe d’Orléans, Duke of Anjou and his wife Diane, Duchess of Cadaval shared some phots of their skiing trip on social media. The Duke said it is the first time their daugher Princess Isabelle is learning to ski. The family went to the ski resort of Baqueira-Beret, in the Spanish Pyrenees. Although there was a lot of snow, the winter sun failed to get through. The duke, duchess and … Continue reading

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Mathilde Looks Lovely in Pink During Hospital Visit

  March 2, 2016 at 4:29 am by

Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the Queen Astrid Military Hospital of Neder-over-Heembeek near Brussels. The Queen looked lovely in a pale pink outfit, probably by her favourite designer Natan. The 7th Queen of the Belgians got a tour of the hopital, mainly focussing on a center of burn wounds and a center for phychological care. The latter must have been interesting for the Queen, who studied psychology at the Catholic … Continue reading

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Haakon and Mette-Marit Visit Alna

  March 1, 2016 at 5:31 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon and  Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway visited the city of Alna today. They went to this city close to the Norwegian capital to open a new library and activity center. The couple met with toddlers from a local school, with whom they talked about books. The Crown Princess told the press she was impressed with the new library. She also added that she herself only became interested … Continue reading

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Princess Alexia Released From Hospital

  March 1, 2016 at 3:18 pm by

King Willem-Alexander posted some good news about his second daughter on Facebook: Princess Alexia has been released from hospital in Austria. He added she will now have to work on her rehabilitation and that she will be walking with the help of crutches for a while. The King also thanked everybody who shared their well wishes. The princess broke her leg last saturday during the family winter sport vacation in  … Continue reading

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Controversy Around Beatrix Sailboat Coninues: Costs Estimated at 1,5 Million Euros

  March 1, 2016 at 11:11 am by

The controversy around the maintenance costs of Princess Beatrix’s sail boat, the ‘Groene Draeck’ (Green Dragon), continues. Beatrix received the boat for her 18th birthday in 1957 from the Dutch state. The gift consisted of two parts: the boat itself and the promise to maintain the boat. Since a few years members of parliament have started to question the maintenance costs of the boat. They were considered too high and … Continue reading

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Princess Theodora Talks About Family and Career

  March 1, 2016 at 6:57 am by

Princess Theodora of Greece gave an interview to ‘Global Perspectives’. She talked about her acting carreer and shares her experiences of being a royal. The princess is a daughter of former king Constantine II of Greece, a niece of the Queen of Denmark, a 1st cousin of the king of Spain and a goddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II. Theodora says that her family has been very supportive of her unusual … Continue reading

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Stork Watch in Sweden Can Begin

  March 1, 2016 at 4:50 am by

It is the 1st of March, which means we can look forward to the birth of the new baby of Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel very soon. The Princess told in an interview in September that she was expecting her child in the beginning of March. Queen Silvia must be looking forward to her new grandchild too. Her first official activity is only on April 5th. According to … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe II Gives Personal Tour Of Palaces

  February 29, 2016 at 5:07 pm by

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II has opened the doors of her palaces to the Danish television station DR and their viewers. She will personally act as tour guide for a documentary about the Danish royal palaces. The first part will be about Amalienborg in Copenhagen and will be shown next sunday. The three other episodes will be focussed on Marselisborg, Frederiksborg and Gråsten. According to Billed Bladet, Her Majesty knows a … Continue reading

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Dom Duarte Honours Rowdy History of Royal Town

  February 29, 2016 at 12:59 pm by

Dom Duarte, Duke of Bragança and head of the Portuguese Royal Family, visited the town of Salvaterra de Magos, near Santarém, north of Lisbon. The duke went to the village to open an exposition about the royal history of the village on saturday. This history dates back to April 1383, when the marriage contract between Princess Beatrice of Porugal and King John I of Castile and Léon was signed in … Continue reading

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Archduke Imre And Archduchess Kathleen Welcome Second Daughter

  February 29, 2016 at 10:20 am by

Archduke Imre and Archduchess Kathleen have become parents for the second time. On February 24th Kathleen gave birth to a healthy daughter. The new Archduchess has been named Magdalena and is the fifth grandchild for Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg and her husband Archduke Carl Christian. Magdalena is also the eighth great-grandchild for Grand Duke Jean. Archduke Imre was born on December 8, 1985 and is the eldest son and second … Continue reading

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Princess Lilly Goes To Hollywood … And Shows Off Her Shoes

  February 29, 2016 at 8:40 am by

Princess Lilly of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg attended Elton John’s 24th annual AIDS Foundation Oscar’s Viewing Party in West-Hollywood. The event was sponsored by jeweller Bulgari, for which the bubbly princess is a brand ambassador. Princess Lilly -short for Marie-Louise- married Fürst Alexander of Schaumburg-Lippe in 1993. The couple had one son, Heinrich-Donatus (b. 1994), before they divorced in 2002. The princess remarried in 2003 to the American designer Lambros Milona. Together they … Continue reading

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Princess Elisabetta Does Internship At European Parliament

  February 28, 2016 at 6:24 pm by

Princess Elisabetta has been doing an internship at the communication department of the European parliament in Brussels for the last five months. This has been discovered by the Flemish television programme ‘Royalty’. The last time Elisabetta and her husband Amedeo have been seen in public was in december 2015, at at a party where their mother (in-law) Princess Astrid was honoured. The couple seems to prefer to stay out of … Continue reading

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