Obama Pays Flying Visit to Spain

  July 10, 2016 at 7:06 am by

President Obama and King Felipe

King Felipe VI of Spain has held an audience with President Barack Obama at the Royal Palace of Madrid today, during the American President’s single day trip to the country. The purpose of the visit – expected to be Obama’s last as sitting President to Europe – was to highlight the relationship between Spain and the United States. Last night, the King welcomed President Obama when Air Force One landed at the Torrejon de … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit An Exhibition in Ghent

  July 9, 2016 at 6:48 am by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

Yesterday, Friday July 8, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the exhibition “Between God and Money. The Golden Age of the Southern Netherlands” held at the Provincial Center for Culture Caermersklooster in Ghent. Filip en Mathilde hebben kunstuitje https://t.co/yW3TNRqeZt pic.twitter.com/ZSxcDW0y5p — Vorsten (@VorstenNL) July 9, 2016 At their arrival to the Provincial Center the Royal Couple was welcomed by the Mayor of Ghent, Daniel Termont, … Continue reading

Dutch Photo Session in Wassenaar

  July 9, 2016 at 6:06 am by

The Dutch Royal Family

Despite the mild concussion suffered by Queen Máxima after a fall last Friday, yesterday the Queen was able to take part in the annual summer photo session along with King Willem-Alexander and their three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane. The Royal Family posed in the gardens of Villa Eikenhorst. At the photo session were also present the family’s two black labradors, Skipper and Nana. The Queen wasn’t the only … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Princess Marina Presents Wimbledon Trophy

  July 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent at Wimbledon

July 8, 1963: As President of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent presents Australia’s Margaret Smith (later Court) with the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Championship trophy following her defeat of American Billie Jean Moffitt (later King) in the final. Marina’s son, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, is the current President of the All England Club. This year’s women’s final will take place tomorrow.

Captain George Joins Parents At Royal International Air Tattoo

  July 8, 2016 at 10:28 am by

Prince George

Prince George has joined his parents for a day at the Royal International Air Tattoo a RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. The young Prince was allowed to sit in the cockpit of a number of different aircrafts as a pair of blue earmuffs protected his ears from the noise. He was first a little hesitant, preferring to be in the arms of either mum or dad, but soon warmed up to the … Continue reading

Belgian Monarchs Receive the Duke and Duchess of Wellington

  July 7, 2016 at 6:45 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Wellington with Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have received two special guests at the Royal Palace of Laeken, welcoming the Duke and Duchess of Wellington to their home. The reason for the visit is unknown, though the Duke’s heritage links him to Belgium: the Dukes of Wellington have also held the title ‘Prince of Waterloo’ since 1815, when the 1st Duke defeated Napoleon. The 9th Duke also owns an estate in the country … Continue reading

Summer Greetings From Margrethe and Henrik Ahead of Graasten Photocall

  July 7, 2016 at 5:49 pm by

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik

A photograph of Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik happily relaxing in the gardens of Marselisborg Castle has been posted on the Danish Royal Family’s social media pages, to mark the couple’s summer break in Aarhus. The caption on the photo reveals the Queen and her husband will make their way to Jutland, to join the Crown Princely Family, at Gråsten Palace on Friday July 15 aboard the royal yacht Dannebrog. The … Continue reading

Order of the Thistle Service Takes Place at St Giles’ Cathedral

  July 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

The 2016 Order of the Thistle service has taken place at the St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William and Princess Anne. Wearing their ceremonial robes, they were joined by the other Knights and Ladies of the Order for the service ahead of a lunch at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The Order of the Thistle is Scotland’s highest order of chivalry, and … Continue reading

Prince Harry Visits King’s College Hospital To Learn More on HIV

  July 7, 2016 at 4:06 pm by

Prince Harry

A visit to King’s College Hospital in London was on the agenda on July 7 for Prince Harry, as part of his recent focus on HIV/AIDS. During the visit he met with hospital staff who diagnose and treat HIV, and participated in a roundtable discussion about testing and treatment in the UK, where rates of HIV infection are increasing annually. “People need to be reminded, particularly with numbers going up. Something … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Shines In Paris While Attending WHO Global Conference

  July 7, 2016 at 1:57 pm by

Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia of Spain landed in the French capital this morning without her husband, King Felipe. The 43 year old Queen was in Paris to attend a day long of events related to the The Second Global Conference on Health and Climate. The day started with Queen Letizia attended the Second Global Conference on Health and Climate. During the event, she gave a speech in english where she talked about … Continue reading

Women’s Semi-Finals Draw Kate To Wimbledon For First Time This Tournament

  July 7, 2016 at 9:50 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge

Thursday is women’s semi-final day at Wimbledon, and the Duchess of Cambridge is in the audience on Centre Court watching on as a potential Williams-Williams final is set up. Arriving earlier this afternoon, Kate met with ball boys and girls, as well as tournament staff and officials, players and coaches – including Andy Murray’s coach Ivan Lendl and Oracene Price, the mother of Serena and Venus Williams. Wearing a repeated canary … Continue reading

List of Royal Attendees At Rio Olympics Starts To Take Shape

  July 7, 2016 at 8:51 am by

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games logo

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are set to begin in less than a month’s time, and the list of royals who will be making the trip to the southern hemisphere for the event is beginning to form. Those confirmed as attending thus far are: Denmark: Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie – they will be attending the opening ceremony on August 5, several sporting … Continue reading

Queen Maxima Suffered Slight Concussion After A Fall

  July 7, 2016 at 3:03 am by

Queen Maxima

Queen Maxima of The Netherlands has suffered a slight concussion after a fall last Friday. koninklijkhuis.nl announced the news and said that the 45 year old Queen was told to take it easy. No further information or details was given where and how the injury happened. It’s undecided yet if Queen Maxima will take part in the annual family photoshoot tomorrow. Embed from Getty Images Queen Maxima on June 13, 2015.

Kate Dons Barbara Casasola Frock For Museum of The Year Award

  July 6, 2016 at 7:10 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge chose a new-to-her designer for her event at the Natural History Museum this evening, donning a cream off-the-shoulder midi-dress by Brazilian designer Barbara Casasola. Paired with blush-coloured strappy heels and a sparkling clutch, the silhouette of the dress was different to Kate’s usual choices. The outfit overall would have benefitted from having her long, curled hair pinned back, to highlight the open neckline. Kate was at the museum … Continue reading

A Day in Dundee For Queen Elizabeth and Her Duke

  July 6, 2016 at 3:15 pm by

Queen Elizabeth in Dundee

Holyrood Week continued in Dundee today, as Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh paid a visit to the city for a day of engagements. One of the main parts of the day was the official opening of the Slessor Gardens along the Dundee Waterfront, which are named after Mary Slessor, a missionary born in Aberdeen, but raised in Dundee who spent most of her adult life working in Africa. After the … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Opens the Eurochild Conference

  July 5, 2016 at 12:55 pm by

Queen Mathilde

As Patron of Eurochild, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde was present today, Tuesday July 5, at the opening of the conference “Children’s rights matter: Why Europe needs to invest in children” at the Palace of the Academies in Brussels. The conference is focused on the issues that affects children nowdays: Eurochild stated that more than 1 in 4 children are growing up in poverty and exclusion. Another problem concerns migrant and … Continue reading

Greek President Begins An Official Visit to The Netherlands

  July 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm by

The Dutch monarchs with the Presidential Couple of Greece

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos today started a two-day official visit to The Netherlands along with his wife, Vlasiá Pavlopoulou. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima welcomed the President and his wife this morning in the courtyard of the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. King Willem-Alexander and President Pavlopoulos inspected the guard of honour and then were played the national anthems. After posing for the official photos, an audience took place. Then the … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Meet the President of Argentina

  July 4, 2016 at 12:48 pm by

King Philippe and the President of Argentina

Today, Monday July 4th, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians received the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri and his wife, Juliana Awada at the Royal Palace in Brussels. After posing for official photos, took place an audience between the Royal Couple and the Presidential Couple. The President of the Argentine Republic is currently on an European tour to meet with European leaders and European Institutions. President of … Continue reading

Second Child On The Way For Félix and Claire

  July 4, 2016 at 8:12 am by

Princess Claire, Princess Amalia and Prince Felix of Luxembourg

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has announced this morning that Prince Félix and Princess Claire are expecting their second child. The baby is due in the autumn. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa are “very pleased” according to the announcement. Prince Félix and Princess Claire were married in September 2013 and their first child, Princess Amalia, was born in June 2014. Claire and Felix after their civil wedding … Continue reading

Divorce for Princess Aisha of Jordan and Edward Banayoti

  July 4, 2016 at 5:01 am by

Princess Aisha bint Hussein of Jordan

The Royal Hashemite Court of Jordan announced on July 1st the divorce of Princess Aisha bint Al Hussein and her second husband, Mr Edward (Ashraf) Banayoti. The couple were married in a private ceremony last January in Amman. According to the statement which was published by the Jordan Times daily newspaper, Edward Banayoti took the Muslim name Ashraf when he converted to Islam. Princess Aisha, who is 48 years old, is … Continue reading

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