Princess Haya Awarded Olympic Trophy In Monaco

  December 10, 2014 at 2:01 am by

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein of Jordan, Sheikha of Dubai

FEI President Princess Haya Al Hussein has been awarded the Trophy of the International Olympic Committee. Princess Haya accepted the award from IOC President Thomas Bach during the 127th IOC Session which was held in Monaco. The trophy was awarded to the FEI President for her recognition of her work during the eight years as the FEI President and her commitment of work as an IOC member. IOC President Thomas … Continue reading

Belgian Royals Pay Respects to Queen Fabiola

  December 9, 2014 at 10:42 pm by

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Members of the Belgian Royal Family have paid their respects to the late Queen Fabiola at the Royal Palace of Brussels. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, King Albert and Queen Paola, Prince Laurent, and Princess Astrid and Archduke Lorenz were among the family members to view the late Dowager Queen’s body where it lies in the Palace’s Great Hall in a simple light oak coffin. Others present were Archduchess Marie … Continue reading

The Cambridges Begin US East Coast Visit

  December 8, 2014 at 8:09 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at The Carlyle Hotel in New York; 07-12-2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have begun their three-day visit to the United States East Coast, arriving in New York City yesterday afternoon. William and Catherine spent the day apart today, with William heading to Washington, D.C. to meet with President Obama and to speak at a World Bank meeting on illegal wildlife trade. The Duke was shown around the White House by Vice President Joe Biden and his … Continue reading

New Photos of Princess Estelle Released

  December 8, 2014 at 4:07 am by

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A set of new photographs of Princess Estelle have been released by the Swedish Royal Court. The first photograph shows the little Princess at home with her parents. Princess Estelle is wearing the same pink outfit she wore whilst attending an exhibition at Skansen with her parents. The second photograph shows Princess Estelle holding flowers in a garden. The Princess’s profile at the Royal Court’s website has also been changed, … Continue reading

Queen Silvia Awarded ‘Honorary Heart’ in Berlin

  December 7, 2014 at 4:28 am by

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Sweden’s Queen Silvia was last night presented with the ‘Ehrenherz’ (Honorary Heart) at the Ein Herz für Kinder awards gala in Berlin. Held in a hangar at Berlin’s old Tempelhof Airport, Queen Silvia received the award for her lifelong commitment and work to help children in need. The Queen is patron of over 60 organisations, and founded the World Childhood Foundation in 1999. Queen Silvia, who received the charity’s ‘Goldene … Continue reading

New Portraits of the Dutch “Triple A” Team

  December 6, 2014 at 11:14 pm by

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The three daughters of the Dutch King have had new portraits released by the Royal House, in time for the holiday season (and the upcoming birthday of the Princess of Orange). Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – affectionately known as the AAA Team – were photographed earlier in the year at their home in Wassenaar by Jeroen van der Meyde. Individual portraits of each of the girls were taken, as well … Continue reading

Belgian Queen Fabiola Has Died

  December 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm by

Queen Fabiola of Belgium

The Belgian Royal Court today announced that Queen Fabiola, the widow of the late King Baudouin, has passed away at Stuyvenberg Castle in Brussels. She was 86. “Their Majesties the King and Queen and members of the Royal Family announce with very great sadness the death of Her Majesty Queen Fabiola this evening at Stuyvenberg Castle in Brussels,” the official statement read. King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, the Duchess of Brabant and … Continue reading

Spanish King Completes German Visit

  December 4, 2014 at 10:04 pm by

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On December 2, the second and last day of his introductory visit to Germany, King Felipe VI attended various meeting in North Rhine-Westphalia. In Bielefeld, the King visited the new Research and Development Center of the Spanish company Gestamp. At his arrival he was greeted by Angelica Schwall-Düren, Minister Federal Affairs, Europe and Media, Pit Clausen, the Mayor of Bielefeld and Francisco José Riberas, President and CEO of Gestamp. Gestamp … Continue reading

October 2014 Picture of the Month Poll Winners

  December 4, 2014 at 1:36 am by

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Announcing the winners of the October 2014 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: October 2014 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: The Netherlands and Japan (Joint picture) Second Place: Belgium Third Place: Jordan Royals at Home (October 2014 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: The Netherlands, Sweden and Belgium Second Place: Morocco and Great Britain Third Place: Jordan Congratulations to all winning teams!

Princess Marie Attends DanChurchAid Christmas Lunch

  December 2, 2014 at 9:06 pm by

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As patron, Princess Marie today attended the annual DanChurchAid Christmas lunch at the Schäffergaarden in Gentofte. During the lunch, the Princess held a speech in which she discussed her visit to Ethiopia with the charity in January this year. “Although it is almost a year ago, I can clearly remember every face I met, like it was yesterday,” she said. “My few days stay made an incredible impression,” continued Marie, as … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Awards Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize

  December 2, 2014 at 4:32 am by

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Yesterday, December 1, Queen Máxima presented the Prince Bernard Cultural Prize 2014 at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ concert hall in Amsterdam. This year the award went to Johan Simons. Johan Simons, born in Heerjansdam in 1946, is a Dutch theater and opera director and theater intendant. Mr Simons received this award for his outstanding contributions to the theater arts at home and abroad. From January 1 2017, he will be … Continue reading

Prince Harry Reveals “Secret” For Sentebale

  December 1, 2014 at 9:06 pm by

Prince Harry of Wales

Prince Harry has revealed that he fears public speaking, in a video released as part of the #FeelNoShame campaign arranged by Sentebale to mark World AIDS Day. “On today, World AIDS Day, my secret is, believe it or not, that I get incredibly nervous before public speaking, no matter how big the crowd or the audience. And despite the fact that I laugh and joke all the time I get … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mette-Marit Attends HIV Solidarity Service

  December 1, 2014 at 8:44 pm by

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At the Tøyen Church in Oslo this evening, Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended an inter-faith service to express solidarity with individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. Hosted by the Church City Mission, the aim of the event was both to express solidarity and to celebrate the progresses made in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention. The service was held on World AIDS Day, which has been marked on December 1 since 1988. Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who … Continue reading

Spanish Introductory Visit to Germany

  December 1, 2014 at 7:37 pm by

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King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia started a two-day introductory visit to Germany today. The Royal Couple, accompanied by the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, José Manuel García-Margallo, arrived at Berlin-Tegel Airport around 12 o’clock. Then the King and the Queen went to the Presidential Palace, the Bellevue Palace, were they were welcomed by German President Joachim Gauck and the First Lady, Daniela Schadt. King Felipe and President … Continue reading

Mia Tindall Christened In Gloucestershire

  December 1, 2014 at 8:33 am by

Mia Tindall gets a kiss from her aunt Autumn Phillips

Mia Grace Tindall, the daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall, was christened at a local church in Gloucestershire on November 30. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Cambridge were amongst those who attended the christening, though the Duchess of Cambridge wasn’t present. Zara is a godmother to the Cambridges’ son, Prince George. There are no photos of the christening, though a short clip can be found here. The footage was … Continue reading

Thai Royal In-Laws Stripped Of Royally-Bestowed Name

  November 30, 2014 at 8:19 am by

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand and his former wife, Srirasmi Suwadee

The Crown Prince of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn, has officially stripped his wife’s family of the royally-bestowed name that he gave them upon their marriage. Princess Srirasmi’s family members have been using the surname Akharaphongpreecha, but have been ordered to revert “back to their old family name”, an official statement from the Thai court said. The move comes after seven of the Princess’ close relatives, including four siblings and an uncle, were arrested … Continue reading

On This Day: Wedding of George and Marina

  November 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Kent's official wedding portrait

80 years ago, a British Prince married a Greek Princess in a glittering winter ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Prince George, the second youngest son of King George V of the United Kingdom and Princess Mary of Teck, had announced his engagement to Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, youngest daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, in August 1934. Their wedding was … Continue reading

Queen Maxima Visits China

  November 29, 2014 at 2:34 am by

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As a special advocate of the United Nation’s Secretary-General for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) and at the invitation of the Chinese government, Queen Máxima visited China from November 24 to November 28. On Monday November 24, The Queen met Mr. Alain Noudehou, the UN coordinator in China at the UNDP office in Beijing. In the evening the Queen attended a working dinner at the residence of the Dutch Ambassador … Continue reading

Princess Marie Visits Saudi Arabia With Danish University

  November 28, 2014 at 4:05 am by

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In conjunction with her long-standing partnership with the Syddansk Universitet, Princess Marie yesterday paid a visit to Saudi Arabia, where she visited the Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University (PNU). The University, which is located on the outskirts of the Saudi capital Riyadh, is the largest women’s university in the world. The Syddansk Universitet has ‘exported’ two undergraduate programs based on Danish concepts to PNU, where staff from Denmark teach 216 students … Continue reading

New Photo of Princess Leonore Released

  November 27, 2014 at 10:32 pm by

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The Swedish Royal Court has released a new photograph of nine month old Princess Leonore. The image shows the infant wearing a white dress, stockings and silver shoes, sitting on her mother’s lap. And much like her elder cousin, Leonore had a small white bow in her hair. Ewa-Marie Rundquist took the photo. Princess Madeleine also posted the photo on her Facebook page, with the caption “Happy Thanksgiving!” Princess Leonore … Continue reading

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