On Saturday October 12th, the Spanish Royal Family presided over the annual National Day celebrations in Madrid. This year the Madrid Military Parade was presided over by the Prince and Princess of Asturias. The absence of the King was due to his recent surgery, the Queen and Infanta Elena also did not attend the military parade. However the official reception at the Palacio Real in Madrid was presided over by … Continue reading
On Friday October 11th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited Liege. The Royal Couple, who arrived in Liege at 11 o’clock, were received at the Provincial Palace by the Liege Governor Michel Foret and the and Mayor Willy Demeyer. After signing the Guest Book, the King and the Queen had a meeting with a delegation of workers of ArcelorMittal and the Walloon Minister of Economy Jean-Claude Marcourt. The the Royal Couple … Continue reading
On October 11th, Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan celebrated his 50th birthday. The Prince is the son of the late King Hussein I and his second wife, Princess Muna. His Highness was born on October 11th, 1963 in Amman. He has one brother, King Abdullah II, and two sisters, Princesses Aisha and Zain, and five half-sisters and three half-brothers. Prince Faisal began his education in 1965 at the … Continue reading
The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royal Hairstyles. The polls will remain open until 30 September 2013. Good Luck to all the participating teams!
October 11th, 2013 Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este celebrated her 18th birthday on October 11th. The Princess, who is currently ninth in line to the Belgian throne, is the fourth child of Princess Astrid of Belgium and Prince Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este. Princess Luisa Maria was born at the Clinique Saint Jean, Brussels in Belgium in 1995. Most recently the Princess attended the July abdication ceremony of … Continue reading
Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent celebrates his 78th birthday on October 9th. The Duke, who is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, was born in London in 1935. His parents were Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. Prince Edward has a younger sister, Princess Alexandra, and a younger brother, Prince Michael. In August 1942, his father Prince George was killed in a … Continue reading
October 9th, 2013 Don Carlos Zurita, the Duke of Soria and Hernani, the husband of the Infanta Margarita of Spain, celebrates his 70th birthday on October 9th. A popular member of the extended Spanish Royal Family, the Duke was born in Malaga, Spain in 1943. In October 1972 he married Infanta Margarita, the younger sister of King Juan Carlos I at Estoril in Portugal. The couple have two children, Don … Continue reading
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, has made an official visit to Belgium between October 2nd and 5th. This is the first official visit made by a President of India to Belgium. It follows the state visit made by King Albert and Queen Paola to India last year. The President was welcomed at Military Airport Melsbroek at Brussels by King Philippe. It was described as a rare gesture of His … Continue reading
Prince Harry spent the day today in Sydney, Australia on his first official visit to the Commonwealth nation. The Prince arrived yesterday, ahead of his attendance at today’s International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to mark the hundredth anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy entering the Harbour. Wearing the white tropical dress uniform of the British Army, Captain Wales spent over two hours aboard HMAS Leeuwin with Governor-General Quentin Bryce, Prime … Continue reading
On Friday September 27th in the afternoon, the King and the Queen visited Antwerp, the Capital of the Antwerp Province. The Royal Couple were welcomed at the museum MAS (Museum aan de Stroom) by the Mayor of Antwerp Bart De Wever and the Governor of the Province Cathy Berx. After signing the Golden Book, the King and the Queen received a photo of Prince Baudouin taken in 1935 when he was … Continue reading
Prince Emmanuel of Belgium turns eight years old on October 4th. The Prince is the second son of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, and is also currently third in the line of succession to the Belgian throne. He was born in 2005 at the Erasmus Hospital in Anderlecht. His full name is Emmanuel Léopold Guillaume François Marie and the Prince was baptised on December 10th, 2005 at … Continue reading
October 3rd, 2013 As with previous years on the Día de la Banderita, female members of the Spanish Royal Family were out in force to preside over the Madrid ‘Día de la Banderita de la Cruz Roja Española’ or the Spanish Red Cross Fundraising Day. Attending this year’s fundraising stalls were Queen Sofia, Princess Letizia and Infanta Elena. In a relaxed atmosphere, all three royal ladies posed for photos with … Continue reading
October 1st, 2013 King Juan Carlos was discharged from the Chiron Hospital in Madrid on Tuesday. The 75 year old Spanish Monarch was cheered by a group of well wishers and gathered media as he left the Madrid hospital. The King will spend the next couple of weeks in recuperation at his Madrid residence, the Palacio de la Zarzuela, following the successfully operation on his left hip. Before leaving the … Continue reading
Announcing the winners of the August 2013 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: August 2013 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: The Netherlands Second Place: Monaco Third Place: Sweden and Norway Royal Summer Sports! (August 2013 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: The Netherlands Second Place: Sweden Third Place: Norway Congratulations to all winning teams!
The Government Information Service in the Netherlands has today revealed their plans should King Willem-Alexander pass away before his heir, daughter Catharina-Amalia, reaches the age of 18. In such an event, Queen Máxima would become the regent for the Princess of Orange until she turns 18 in December 2021. The Queen would have parental authority over her three children – Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane. She would also … Continue reading
King Juan Carlos is reported to be comfortable and in recovery following a successful temporary hip replacement, but will need further surgery in two months time. The 75 year old Spanish Monarch underwent the surgery last Tuesday at Madrid’s Quiron hospital. Over the past few days, the King has recieved family visits from the Queen and Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia with their daughters, Infantas Leonor and Sofia. Infanta Elena … Continue reading
September 30th, 2013 The Duke of Edinburgh was back in Norfolk today where he paid a visit to the Dersingham Bog Nature Reserve. The 92-year-old Prince was all smiles in the autumnal sunshine as he walked with the aid of a stick around the site. The Duke is patron of the Conservation Volunteers, who have been working on preserving this nature reserve site in Norfolk. Prince Philip recently flew up … Continue reading
As UNICEF’s first eminent advocate for children and also a member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel (HLP), Queen Rania accompanied her husband King Abdullah II of Jordan during his visit to New York City last week to attend the 2013 UN General Assembly. The Queen’s first appearance was on September 23rd, when she attended the “Education Cannot Wait” conference which was organized to support the UN Secretary General’s … Continue reading
It has been revealed today the joint coat of arms for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Conjugal Coat of Arms was approved this year by HM The Queen earlier this year but it was not shown to the public till today. The coat of arms was designed by The College of Arms in London. The Conjugal Arms show the the separate shields of a royal husband and wife … Continue reading
It has been announced today that Prince George, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will be christened on October 23, 2013. The christening will take place at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will perform the christening. Prince George was born at St Mary’s Hospital in London on July 22. For the discussion and latest details visit the christening thread.