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Queen Letizia Marks Special Anniversary

  February 23, 2016 at 4:40 am by

Queen Letizia of Spain visited the school ‘Niño Jesus’ in Madrid yesterday to mark the 50th anniversary of the school. The school is part of the Children’s University hospital in Madrid and offers lessons to children that are being treated in the hospital. A cheerful and relaxed looking Queen Letizia seemed well at ease with the students, while they explained their lessons. The Spanish Queen looked wonderful in a recycled … Continue reading

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A Kiss For A Princess

  February 22, 2016 at 5:20 pm by

On saturday night Princess Léa of Belgium attended the charity event ‘La Nuit des Neiges’ in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. The widow of Prince Alexandre of Belgium looked smashing in a pale pink outfit paired with diamond jewels. The princess was escorted by Alain Zenner, a well known barrister from Belgium. Mister Zenner was also senator in the Wallonian parlament and later in the Belgian one in the early 2000s. It is … Continue reading

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‘Look Here, No Here’, Dutch Royals Pose For Press in Lech

  February 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm by

This morning the Dutch Royal Family posed for the press during their traditional winter holidays in Lech, Austria. The King and his family were accompanied by Princess Beatrix and by Prince Constantijn and his family. Princess Mabel and her daughters were missing, they enjoyed their ski holiday in Lech last week and have returned to London, where schools have started again. The family had instructed the children well, as they … Continue reading

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Where is Ernst August? German Press Searching for Prince

  February 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm by

The German magazine Bunte has been searching for prince Ernst August of Hanover, who has not been seen in public since october 2014. According to Bunte, the prince disappeared completely since his break-up with his girlfriend Simona, a prostitute from Romania. The prince has even not been seen at family events. When Princess Eilika of Leiningen was burried earlier this year, he was represented by his two sons. According to … Continue reading

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Banned Documentary Reveals Juan Carlos Has Dyslexia

  February 21, 2016 at 4:28 am by

This week French television station France 3 aired the Spanish documentary ‘Yo, Juan Carlos I, Rey de Espanã (I, Juan Carlos I, King of Spain). The documentary was written by Miguel Courtois. Together with Laurence Debray, biographer of the king, he also wrote the script. The documentary reviews the last 40 years of Spain’s history through the eyes of Juan Carlos. The documentary was made in co-production with the Spanish … Continue reading

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Politicians Want Openness About Costs Golden Coach

  February 20, 2016 at 5:53 am by

The Dutch Golden Coach is under restoration, which will take three years. The king is paying thee restoration from his own budget, with no additional costs for the tax payer.  A good deal one would think. In parlament the usual suspects still found a reason to complain, as royal issues can usually count on media exposure for MP’s. Already in December parlament asked Prime Minister Marc Rutte about more openness … Continue reading

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Much Ado About … Travel Costs

  February 20, 2016 at 5:31 am by

The total sum of air travel costs of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde has been critisized in Belgian parliament. In 2015 the ministery of Defence has paid 143.138 euro for 26 flights. An MP for the seperatist party ‘Vlaams Belang’ asked the minister for a specification of the costs. She pointed out that the king and queen already receive more than 11 million euro per year already. The Belgian king … Continue reading

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Maria Olympia at Michael Kors

  February 20, 2016 at 4:59 am by

Princess Maria Olympia of Greece is continuing to enjoy her jetset lifestyle. The Princess studies fashion and photography at the New York University. This week she attended the fashion show of designer Michael Kors at the Spring Studios in New York, during the NY Fashion Week. The show was also attended by the Italian arictocrat and socialite countess Bianca Brandolini d’Adda. Embed from Getty Images Princess Maria Olympia and Michael … Continue reading

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Parliament Remains Silent About the Future of Soestdijk Palace

  February 19, 2016 at 4:25 pm by

Yesterday afternoon members of all parties of the Dutch parliament met in a special meeting in The Hague to discuss the future of Soestdijk Palace. The Palace has been empty since the deaths of Queen  Juliana and Prince Bernhard in 2004. Twelve years later, the government still does not know what to do with the building. In December four initiatives were presented to the government: a botanic garden, a meeting … Continue reading

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Few Belgian Royals Show Up to Remember their Deceased Relatives

  February 17, 2016 at 9:09 am by

Today was the annual mass to remember the deceased members of the Belgian Royal Family in the Notre Dame de Laeken. In previous years the mass was usually attended by most adult members of the Belgian Royal family. Today only the King, Queen, Princess Esmeralda and Princess Léa attended. Princess Léa’s son Renaud Bichara, Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg and her husband Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein were also present. The palace … Continue reading

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Alix de Ligne Engaged To Count Guillaume Dampierre

  February 13, 2016 at 2:38 am by

In the French newspaper ‘Le Figaro’, the engement was announced between Princess Alix de Ligne and the French Count Guillaume Dampierre. The princess is the daughter of Michel, 14th Prince de Ligne, and Princess Eleonora of Brazil. Her paternal grand mother is Princess Alix of Luxembourg, sister of Grand Duke Jean. Count Guillaume was born in if the son of Count Audouin Dampierre and Roseline Alvare de Biaudos de Casteja. … Continue reading

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New Photos To Mark Upcoming Coral Wedding

  February 13, 2016 at 2:13 am by

The Grand Ducal Court in Luxembourg released four new photos Grand Duke Henri and Garnd Duchess Maria Teresa. The Pictures were released to mark the couple’s upcoming coral wedding. They married on Valentine’s Day 1981, 35 years ago. Photos from the Cour Royale/Carole Bellaïche

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Busy Days for Haakon and Mette-Marit

  February 10, 2016 at 4:40 pm by

The Norwegian Crown Princely Couple devided five different engagement between them these last two days. Crown Princess Mette-Marit, dressed in a conservative green outfit, attended the ‘Paving Stone’ awards in Oslo. She presented the award to tv-maker Petter Uteligge, who lived on the streets of Oslo for 52 days and made a documentary about it for TV2. On the same day her husband opened the media conference ‘Safer Internet Day’. … Continue reading

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Prince Carnaval: Laurent and Family Join Festivities in Biche

  February 10, 2016 at 2:10 pm by

Prince Laurent, his wife Princess Claire and their three children Louise, Aymeric and Nicholas went to the town of Biche yesterday to join the tradition carnaval celebrations. The family seemed to have a great time as they danced on the music and tried out various masks. Laurent and his family werent the only Belgian royals celebrating carnaval. Two days ago Laurent’s aunt Princess Léa went to Eupen to celebrate Rosenmontag. … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Meet With Goverment

  February 10, 2016 at 1:55 pm by

Members of the Swedish Royal Family were briefed today about various government issues. In the morning the King and Crown Princess Victoria attended a meeting of the Counsil of State in the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The two were informed about political initiatives, pending legislation and more. In the afternoon the two royals were joined by Queen Silvia, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia for another meeting. The … Continue reading

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New Phase in Nóos Trial Starts as Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Return To Court

  February 10, 2016 at 5:57 am by

Yesterday Infanta Cristina of Spain and her husband Iñaki Urdangarin returned to the courthouse of Mallorca. The couple arrived at 9AM to defend themselves against allegations of corruption. Iñaki and his business partner Diego Torres are considered the masterminds behind the Nóos scandal and responsible for embazzling €6.2 million from public funds. According to Miquel Roca, defence lawyer of the princess, a new phase of the trial started yesterday. Seventeen … Continue reading

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

  February 9, 2016 at 8:24 am by

Princess Esmeralda of Belgium shared a lovely photo on twitter of herself embracing her 17 y/o daughter Alexandra Moncada. She accompanied the photo with the text: ‘Happy to spend time with my daughter and having fun during a photo shoot yesterday’. The princess is a half-sister of King Albert II. Her father was king Léopold III, who married secondly to the Flemish Lilian Baels. The marriage was controversial and their … Continue reading

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It’s Carnaval: Princess Léa Parties at Rosenmontag

  February 9, 2016 at 8:09 am by

It is party time in most catholic communities in the world, as people are celebrating carnaval. Yesterday the sympathetic Princess Léa (or Princess Alexandre) of Belgium, sister-in-law of King Albert II, went to the town of Eupen to join the festivities. As usual she was dressed elegantly in a white coat. Eupen celebrates carnaval since 1696. In 1884 the town started celebrating ‘Rosenmontag’ (monday of the roses), traditionally the highlight … Continue reading

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Today in 1587: Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots

  February 8, 2016 at 5:03 pm by

Today it is 429 years ago that the unfortunate Mary, Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringhay Castle. Mary was the only daughter of King James V of Scotland and Marie de Guise. When her father learnt of her birth, he exclaimed, “The devil go with it! It came with a lass, it will pass with a lass!” He believed the birth of a girl marked the end of the … Continue reading

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Greetings From Verbier

  February 8, 2016 at 4:20 pm by

King Philippe of the Belgians, his wife Queen Mathilde and their four children are spending their annual winter vacation in Verbier, Switzerland. The Belgian palace released several photos of the family on skis. Crown Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriël, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore can enjoy the Swiss slopes for the rest of the week. Belgian schools will only open next Monday. More photos here.

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