Honduran President Visits Spain

  October 1, 2014 at 11:54 pm by

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King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia today hosted a lunch at the Royal Palace of Madrid in honour of the visiting President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado, and his wife. The official party posed for photographs, before heading in to the dining room. The luncheon was attended by Spain’s Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, various ministers, and officials and business leaders. In their speeches, both King Felipe and President Hernandez spoke of … Continue reading

Swedes Attend 2014 Edition of Parliament Opening

  September 30, 2014 at 11:32 pm by

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The Swedish Royal Family today attended the opening of parliament at the Riksdag in Stockholm. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip, who was accompanied by his fiancé Sofia Hellqvist, first were present at the traditional church service at the Storkyrkan. From there it was on to the Riksdag by horse-draw carriage, where they were greeted by the Speaker of Parliament, Urban … Continue reading

Two Christenings Within the Non-Reigning Royalty of Europe

  September 27, 2014 at 6:47 am by

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Last week, the christenings of Princess Katharina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Athénaïs de Ligne de la Trémoïlle took place. Little Princess Katharina was born on 30 April 2014 to Prince Hubertus and Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She was christened on 20 September 2014 and her godparents are Hereditary Prince Ernst-August of Hanover, Prince Konstantin of Bulgaria, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (Victoria’s sister Madeleine is a … Continue reading

Archduke Christoph & Archduchess Adélaïde Expecting First Child

  September 21, 2014 at 7:27 pm by

Archduke Christoph and Archduchess Adélaïde of Austria

It has been announced that Archduke Christoph of Austria and his wife, Archduchess Adélaïde of Austria (née Drapé-Frisch), are expecting their first child together, which is due at the end of 2014. The baby will be the seventh great-grandchild for Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg. Archduke Christoph is the second eldest son and third eldest child of Archduke Carl Christian of Austria and his wife, Archduchess Marie Astrid (née Princess … Continue reading

Jordan’s King and Queen In France

  September 21, 2014 at 4:55 am by

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His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah were on a two day working visit to Paris, France. On day one of the visit, Queen Rania met today with UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova at the UNESCO’s headquarters. Dressed in a lovely pant suit and heels by Elie Saab and Louis Vuitton bag see here, Her Majesty discussed education in Jordan and the Arab world and the the … Continue reading

On This Day: Greek King Marries Danish Princess

  September 18, 2014 at 9:29 am by

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On September 18, 1964, dozens of Europe’s royals descended upon Athens for the marriage of Greece’s King, Constantine II, to Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, youngest daughter of the Danish King. The couple had first met in 1959, when the bride was only 13. Crown Prince Constantine had accompanied his parents, King Paul and Queen Frederica, on their state visit to Denmark.  They met several times over the next few years, … Continue reading

Prinsjesdag 2014

  September 16, 2014 at 8:02 pm by

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The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated today, September 16, the traditional opening of the Parliament, Prinsjesdag. King Willem-Alexander was accompanied by his wife, Queen Máxima, his brother, Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Royal Couple left Noordeinde Palace in the Golden Carriage at 13:00, heading to the Knight’s Hall. Inside the Ridderzaal, King Willem-Alexander read the speech from the throne. The King started by remembering the tragedy of … Continue reading

Death of Prince Nicholas Romanovich, Claimant to Russian Throne

  September 15, 2014 at 8:54 pm by

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One of the claimants to the defunct Russian throne, Prince Nicholas Romanovich, passed away today in Italy, at the age of 91. The Prince was the elder son of Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia, a second cousin of the last Tsar, Nicholas II. Nicholas Romanovich was a great-great-grandson of Tsar Nicholas I. As such, following the death of Grand Duke Vladimir Cyrillovich in 1992, Nicholas considered himself the Head of the … Continue reading

Prince Harry Turns Thirty

  September 15, 2014 at 8:12 pm by

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Prince Harry celebrates his thirtieth birthday on September 15. To celebrate, a documentary was aired on ITV, which covered his life and royal duties. Prince Henry of Wales was born on September 15, 1984 at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. He is the younger son of the Prince of Wales and his late wife, Diana, Princess of Wales. He has an elder brother, the Duke of Cambridge, who was born … Continue reading

Prince Daniel’s 41st Birthday

  September 15, 2014 at 7:21 pm by

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Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland celebrated his forty first birthday on September 15. Olof Daniel Westling was born on 15 September 1973 and is the son of Ole and Ewa Westling. He was born on the same day as his future father-in-law, King Carl XVI Gustaf, took the throne. Prince Daniel met Crown Princess Victoria firstly in 2001 whilst he was working as her personal trainer. They were married on … Continue reading

Princess Alia Tabba Turns 50

  September 15, 2014 at 3:00 am by

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Today, Princess Alia Tabba of Jordan celebrates her 50th birthday. She was born on September 15, 1964 in Amman. She is the daughter of Tawfik al-Tabbaa and Lamia Addem. Her father was the founder and president of the Royal Jordanian Airlines. On August 9, 1987 she married Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein, the second son of the late King Hussein and Princess Muna, at Zahran Palace after a short courtship. … Continue reading

Invictus Games Come To A Close

  September 14, 2014 at 10:22 pm by

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The Invictus Games came to a close tonight, with a closing ceremony attended by over 25,000 held at Queen Elizabeth Park. Featuring performances by James Blunt, the Foo Fighters, Ellie Goulding and the Kaiser Chiefs, as well as the Military Wives Choir. During the concert, all 400 competitors from the 14 competing nations were presented with medals commemorating their participation in the Games. Prince Harry was given a rapturous cheer … Continue reading

Vote in the August 2014 Picture of the Month Polls!

  September 14, 2014 at 1:44 am by

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Please vote in the August 2014 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Funny Royal Kids. The polls will remain open until 30 September 2014. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

Thurn und Taxis Princess Marries in Tutzing

  September 13, 2014 at 11:40 pm by

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Princess Maria Theresia, the eldest daughter of the late Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn und Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schönburg-Glauchau, married Brit Hugo Wilson today in a ceremony in Tutzing. The wedding took place at St Joseph’s Church, the bride’s younger brother, Albert, 12th Prince of Thurn und Taxis, walking his sister down the aisle to her groom. Princess Maria Teresia wore a gown designed by Vivienne Westwood that featured … Continue reading

Royals Attend Invictus Games Opening Ceremony in London

  September 11, 2014 at 7:19 am by

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Prince Harry was joined by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Cambridge, Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik last night for the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The 6,500 spectators gathered on the South Lawn for the event were treated to a spectacle of music and military displays by the Red Arrows, Apache and Merlin helicopters … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Attends Inter-Religious Conference

  September 9, 2014 at 9:07 pm by

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The Queen of the Belgians was this evening present at the closing ceremony of an inter-religious conference that has been taking place in Antwerp. ‘Peace Is The Future: Religions and Cultures in Dialogue 100 Years After World War One’ was organised by the Community of Sant’Egidio to bring together the different religions of the world to pray for continued peace and to enter into dialogues to assist religions work together to … Continue reading

Invictus Games Almost Set To Go In London

  September 8, 2014 at 11:18 pm by

Prince Harry attends a New Zealand Invictus Team Reception in London; 08-09-2014

With all the hard work of planning about to come to fruition, Prince Harry today formally welcomed the thirteen nations that will be competing in the Invictus Games alongside Great Britain. First attending the welcome reception at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, the Prince was joined by the captains of each team – the UK, the US, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Afghanistan, Georgia, New Zealand and Germany – for … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Opens Taalhuis

  September 8, 2014 at 10:26 pm by

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Princess Laurentien today opened the Taalhuis at the Central Library in The Hague. The opening of the Taalhuis – Language House – took place on International Literacy Day, which also marks the beginning of literacy week in the Netherlands. The aim of the centre is to provide courses for individuals who wish to improve their Dutch reading, writing and speaking skills. During the event, Princess Laurentien – who incorporated the opening’s … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Expecting Second Child

  September 8, 2014 at 8:43 am by

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Clarence House confirmed earlier today that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news,” read the statement. No due date has officially been given, although sources say the Duchess is yet to reach … Continue reading

Princess Haya Receives ‘Legion of Honour’ From France

  September 7, 2014 at 10:52 pm by

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Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was honoured with the National Order of the Legion of Honour. The Legion of Honour is France’s highest decoration. Princess Haya, FEI President, received it in recognition of her efforts of the equestrian sport. Princess Haya received the award from Laurent Fabius, French Minister of … Continue reading

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