Dutch Regional Visit to Schouwen-Duiveland and Tholen

  October 16, 2018 at 10:07 pm by

The Dutch King and Queen

Today, Tuesday October 16, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a regional visit to Schouwen-Duiveland and Tholen in the province of Zeeland. The first stop was in Renesse, a village located in the Schouwen-Duiveland municipality where the Royal Couple was welcomed by Han Polman, Commissioner of the King in Zeeland and Gerard Rabelink, the mayor of Schouwen-Duiveland. In Renesse the King and the Queen met with entrepreneurs and representatives of the … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Sussex Expecting First Child

  October 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

On October 15, Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess of Sussex was pregnant with her first child, which is due in the spring of 2019. Kensington Palace posted on Twitter this morning that “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019”. The pair, who are currently on tour in Australia, … Continue reading

Early Baptism for Jacinthe d’Orleans

  October 13, 2018 at 9:57 pm by

Princess Jacinthe d'Orleans

Princess Jacinthe d’Orleans, the youngest daughter and child of the Duke and Duchess Vendôme, was baptised at the Eglise de Saint-Pierre in Dreux today, having just been born on October 8. The newborn princess’s godparents are Prince Charles-Philippe of Orleans, the Duchess of Gramont, Princess Maria-Immaculata of Lichtenstein, the Princess of Arenberg and Count Herve de Solages. The Duchess of Vendôme commented that “Jacinthe is doing wonderfully well. She is … Continue reading

Second British Royal Wedding of 2018 as Princess Eugenie Marries Jack Brooksbank

  October 12, 2018 at 5:47 pm by

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

On October 12, Princess Eugenie of York, the youngest daughter of the Duke of York and his former wife Sarah Ferguson, married Jack Brooksbank, the son of accountant George Brooksbank, in a ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. There were 850 guests in total at the wedding, including Cara Delevigne and Robbie Williams, whose daughter Theodora was one of the bridesmaids. The other bridesmaids were Princess Charlotte of … Continue reading

Dutch Working Visit to the German Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland: Last Day

  October 12, 2018 at 2:05 pm by

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Today, Friday October 12, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima completed their working visit to the German Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. The Royal Couple was in the town of Völklingen where they paid a visit to Völklingen Ironworks, a former iron and steel factory that ceased its productions in 1986. Now the Völklingen Ironworks is a museum, an interactive science center, an exhibition space and a concert hall. Koning … Continue reading

Dutch Working Visit to the German Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland: Day Two

  October 11, 2018 at 7:40 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima continued today, Thursday October 11, the working visit to the German Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. In Trier, a city in the west of the Rhineland-Palatinate state, the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Porta Nigra, a large Roman city gate. Then they visited the High Cathedral of Saint Peter, a Roman Catholic cathedral and the Our Ladies’ Church. These three monuments are … Continue reading

Fifth Child for the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme

  October 10, 2018 at 8:50 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Vendôme

On October 9, the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme welcomed into the world their fifth child, Princess Jacinthe Elisabeth Charlotte-Marie, who was born in Dreux, France. The couple already have four children; Prince Gaston (born in 2009), Princess Antoinette (born in 2012), Princess Louise-Marguerite (born in 2014) and Prince Joseph (born in 2016). The Duke and Duchess (nee Maria Magdalena Philomena Juliana Johanna de Tornos y Steinhart) married civilly in … Continue reading

Dutch Working Visit to the German Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland: Day One

  October 10, 2018 at 8:46 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

Today, Wednesday October 10, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands started a three-day working visit to the German Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. Upon their arrival, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Malu Dreyer, Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate state, and her husband Klaus Jensen in the courtyard of the Staatskanzlei, the State Chancellery, in Mainz, the capital. After the welcoming ceremony the Royal Couple and the … Continue reading

First Joint Engagement for the Cambridges Since Prince Louis’s Birth

  October 9, 2018 at 3:07 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

On October 9, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge participated in their first joint engagement since the birth of their son, Prince Louis, in April. The couple attended the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit ahead of World Mental Health Day at County Hall in Southbank, London. The Cambridges met Dario Vargas, a Columbian artist who painted an abstract painting which he showed to William and Kate, which represented the concept of loneliness … Continue reading

Back To Work For The Duchess of Cambridge

  October 2, 2018 at 7:55 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

On October 2, the Duchess of Cambridge performed her first official engagement since taking maternity leave after the birth of Prince Louis in April, visiting children at Sayers Croft Forest School and wildlife garden in Paddington, London. The children and the Duchess hunted for “mini beasts” together, when Kate commented that she does the same activities with her older children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The project that collaborates with … Continue reading

Belgian Royal Couple Visit Vienna

  October 1, 2018 at 6:05 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

Today, Monday October 1st, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians paid a one-day visit to Vienna, Austria, to participate at the official opening of the ”BRUEGEL” exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Upon their arrival in Vienna, the Royal Couple was officially welcomed by the Austrian President, Alexander Van der Bellen, and his wife, Doris Schmidauer, at Hofburg Palace, the Presidential Palace, with a welcoming ceremony in … Continue reading

Nicholas de Roumanie Medforth-Mills Marries Alina Binder

  October 1, 2018 at 4:00 am by

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On September 30, Nicholas de Roumanie Medforth-Mills (formerly Prince Nicolae of Romania) married Alina Maria Binder, a Romanian journalist, at Saint Elijah Church in Sinaia. Today’s religious wedding, which is the first wedding of a member of the royal family to marry in Romania since Princess Ileana married Archduke Anton of Austria in 1931, started at 2:30pm and was attended by family and friends of the couple, and was a traditional … Continue reading

Queen Maxima in New York: September 24-26

  September 27, 2018 at 7:42 pm by

Queen Maxima

In her role as special advocate of the United Nations Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima was in New York from Monday September 24 to Wednesday 26 to attend several meetings and on the occasion of the annual General Assembly of the United Nations. On Tuesday September 25, the Queen attended a breakfast meeting organized by MasterCard in the presence of members of international companies, focusing on the role … Continue reading

First Solo Engagement for the Duchess of Sussex

  September 25, 2018 at 11:00 pm by

The Duchess of Sussex

On September 25, the Duchess of Sussex took part in her first solo engagement at an exhibition showcasing artwork from the Oceania region at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Various pieces of art from Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia were on display at the exhibition, which was held a month ahead of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s tour to the Fiji Islands and Tonga. The Royal Academy of … Continue reading

Duke of Sussex and Doria Ragland accompany Meghan on first solo project as member of the royal family

  September 21, 2018 at 2:52 am by


On September 20, the Duchess of Sussex and her husband the Duke of Sussex as well as her mother Doria Ragland attended the launch of her new book which consists of recipes created by Grenfell Tower survivors in order to raise money for them and their families. In January, after Meghan paid a private visit to the Hubb Community Kitchen in Kensington where she met survivors of the fire, which … Continue reading

Royal Wedding No. 3! Lady Gabriella Windsor engaged to Tom Kingston

  September 20, 2018 at 2:40 am by


In August 2018, Lady Gabriella Windsor; the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, became engaged to her boyfriend Tom Kingston, though their engagement was announced with a photograph by Buckingham Palace on September 19. Buckingham Palace stated that “Prince and Princess Michael of Kent are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter Lady Gabriella Windsor to Mr Thomas Kingston. “The engagement took place in August; Mr Kingston … Continue reading

Prinsjesdag 2018

  September 18, 2018 at 4:54 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated today, Tuesday September 18, the official opening of the parliament, Prinsjesdag. King Willem-Alexander was joined by his wife, Queen Máxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Dutch Royals left Noordeinde Palace at around 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in the Glass Carriage through the streets of The Hague. Dutch Queen Maxima & King Willem-Alexander, Princess Laurentien & Prince Constantijn … Continue reading

Queen Maxima Visits the YETS Foundation

  September 13, 2018 at 5:11 pm by


Today, Thursday September 13, Her Majesty Queen Maxima paid a working visit at the YETS Foundation training center in Schiedam, in the province of South Holland. YETS Foundation received the ”Appeltjes van Oranje” last June, the annual award of the Orange Fund which is given “for initiatives successful with groups of people.” The Foundation, established in 2014 by the basketball player Peter Ottens, aims to “to support vulnerable young people … Continue reading

Queen Maxima at the Opening of the GPFI Workshop

  September 10, 2018 at 2:42 am by


Today, Monday September 10, Her Majesty Queen Maxima, as Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive financing for development (UNSGSA) and honorary chairman of the GPFI, was present at the opening of the High Level Workshop on the Financial Inclusion of Forcibly Displaced Persons (FDPs) of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) of the G20. The workshop, held at the Spanish Court in The Hague, … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend “100 Days to Peace” gala

  September 6, 2018 at 2:33 am by


On September 6, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who was wearing a blue dress by Jason Wu, attended the music gala 100 Days to Peace in aid of Help for Heroes as well as Combat Stress and Heads Together. The Royal Armouries presented the concert, which also marked the centenary of the end of World War One. The former head of the British army, Lord Dannatt, was also present. … Continue reading

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