Royal Family Files Complaint With Swiss Police Against Fromer Prince

  November 8, 2017 at 5:56 pm by

Nicholas Medforth-Mills

The Romanian royal family has filed a complaint against Nicholas Medforth-Mills, formerly Prince Nicholas of Romania, grandson of king Mihai. Mr. Medforth-Mills was denied entry to the house of his ill grandfather King Mihai in Geneva. After the entry was denied, Nicholas tried to force a way and verbally and physically abused three people in the entourage of the king. The Romanian royal family released the following statement: On Tuesday … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Speaks at Place2Be School Leaders Forum

  November 8, 2017 at 11:33 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge delivered a short opening speech at a school leaders forum hosted by one of her patronages, Place2Be, at UBS London. “Getting support to children at the very earliest stage helps improve their outcomes later in life. Schools and teachers are at the heart of this support, and have a crucial role to play.  You know your pupils.  You know their circumstances. You can spot when a family’s having a tough time. You occupy … Continue reading

Prince Heinrich Presents Book About Schloss Cumberland

  November 8, 2017 at 12:01 am by

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Today in Braunschweig (Brunswick), Germany, Prince Heinrich of Hanover will present a new book: ‘Die Welfen am Traunsee’, written by historian Helmut Schiesser. The book deals with the 130 year history of Schloss Cumberland in Gmunden am Traunsee, Austria. After the Austro-Prussian war in 1866 king George V of Hanover lost his crown and country and moved to Austria. Between 1882 and 1886 he built a new castle there: Schloss … Continue reading

Belgian State Visit to India: Day Two

  November 7, 2017 at 7:42 pm by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

Today, Tuesday November 7, the second day of the state visit, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were officially welcomed during a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Indian Presidential Palace, in New Delhi. At the ceremony were present the Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind, along with his wife Savita Kovind and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The King inspected the guard of honour and the … Continue reading

Death of Princess Isabel of Brazil

  November 7, 2017 at 10:15 am by

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Princess Isabel of Orleans and Braganza, member of the former Imperial family of Brazil, has died on November 5th in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 73. This was announced yesterday by her elder brother, Dom Luis and on behalf of the entire family. The princess was the daughter of Prince Pedro Henrique and his wife Princess Maria of Bavaria. She was the fourth of the couple’s twelve children. … Continue reading

Spanish King and Queen Host Gala Banquet For Visiting Israeli President

  November 6, 2017 at 8:42 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain with the President and First Lady of Israel

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain hosted a gala banquet this evening at the Royal Palace of Madrid in honour of their visiting guests, the President and First Lady of Israel. President Reuven Rivlin and his wife, Nechama, are on a two-day state visit to Spain to mark thirty years of bilateral relations between the two countries. After greeting all the evening’s guests alongside the President and First Lady, the official … Continue reading

King Michael’s Health Worsening, Princess Margareta Returns To Switzerland

  November 6, 2017 at 7:20 pm by

King Mihai of Romania

A statement issued by the Romanian Royal House today reveals that the health of 96-year-old former King Mihai I has “worsened considerably”. “King Michael’s general state of health has worsened considerably, with a significant decline in his physical strength,” the statement reads. His family “will have a series of meetings with His Majesty’s doctors” in the coming days, “to discuss the King’s current medical treatment and obtain their advice in … Continue reading

Saudi Prince Killed During Attempted Arrest, Former FBI Agent Says

  November 6, 2017 at 7:04 pm by

Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd of Saudi Arabia

Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd of Saudi Arabia, the youngest son of the late King Fahd, was reportedly killed over the weekend, according to tweets from a former FBI Special Agent. It is believed he was killed as Saudi authorities tried to arrest him under the orders of the new anti-corruption committee that was established by King Salman bin Abdul Aziz (the Prince’s uncle), and is headed by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, on … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla In Malaysia, Day Three

  November 6, 2017 at 5:10 pm by

The Prince of Wales in Malaysia

After a rest day on Sunday, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall continued their tour of Malaysia in Kuching on Monday. They began with a visit to the Sarawak Cultural Village where Charles and Camilla watched traditional and warrior dances and viewed traditional homes, craft and textile demonstrations and food spreads. They also took in the village by raft, as they traveled across the village’s lake. Prince Charles even got … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to India

  November 6, 2017 at 11:51 am by

The King and Queen of the Belgians in India

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of The Belgians started today, Monday November 6, a week-long state visit to India. The Royal Couple arrived in India on Sunday accompanied by a large business and institutional delegation comprising of Belgian Ministers and CEOs of Belgian companies. On their first day, the King and Queen paid a visit to the famous mausoleum, Taj Mahal, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 and … Continue reading

Emperor Akihito Meets With US President Trump At Imperial Palace

  November 6, 2017 at 9:12 am by

The Emperor and Empress of Japan with President Trump of the US

The Emperor and Empress of Japan today welcomed United States President Donald Trump to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo for an audience. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko greeted the President and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, outside the Palace entrance before the 20-minute long audience, during which the monarch and the President discussed the strong relationship between Japan and the United States that has been achieved in the years … Continue reading

On This Day: Death of Charlotte of Wales, Heir To The British Throne

  November 6, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Princess Charlotte of Wales

Today marks the 200th anniversary of a death that changed the course of the British Royal Family: on this day, in 1817, Princess Charlotte of Wales – second in line to the throne – died after protracted childbirth that resulted in a stillborn son. The 21-year-old Princess was the only child of the Prince Regent, later George IV, and his estranged wife, Caroline of Brunswick; and, at the time of her death, … Continue reading

Prince Mansour bin Muqrin Killed In Helicopter Crash

  November 5, 2017 at 8:33 pm by

Prince Mansour bin Muqrin

Prince Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia was killed in a helicopter crash near the Saudi-Yemeni border on Sunday. The Prince, who was in early 40s, was undertaking an inspection of defence and environmental projects in Asir, the province of which he was Deputy Governor, alongside several other officials. The cause of the crash remains unknown, according to the Interior Ministry. He was one of 14 children born … Continue reading

Mary and Co Enjoy The Hubertus Hunt in Dyrehaven

  November 5, 2017 at 2:14 pm by

The Danish Crown Princely Family

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary and her four children enjoyed a casual day out on Sunday as they took in the annual Hubertus Hunt at the Hermitage Palace in Dyrehaven. The family watched the race from the Palace’s balcony; the children cheering as the horses came into view. The smiles on their faces though turned to horror at the end of the race, as one of the Hunt officials got caught … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Livadia Palace

  November 5, 2017 at 3:30 am by

Livadia Palace

Location: Livadiya, Yalta Municipality, Autonomous Republic of Crimea Built: April 1910 – September 1911 Architect: Nikolay Petrovich Krasnov Commissioned By: Nicholas II of Russia Style: Italian Neo-Renaissance Rooms: 116 On The Palace Grounds: The Church of the Exaltation of the Cross Current Owner: State Budgetary Institution of the Republic of Crimea Current Use: Museum Fun Fact: Nicholas II is said to have spent four million roubles on the construction of the new Livadia Palace (he had the original larger and … Continue reading

Saudi King Creates New Anti-Corruption Committee, Has 11 Princes Arrested

  November 5, 2017 at 1:19 am by

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Al-Arabiya reported on Saturday evening that a new anti-corruption committee has been established by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, which almost immediately ordered the arrest of eleven Princes and a number of current and former government ministers. “Laws will be applied firmly on everyone who touched public money and didn’t protect it or embezzled it, or abused their power and influence,” a statement from King Salman said during … Continue reading

Princess Mabel Receives ‘World Without AIDS Award’ During Berlin Gala

  November 4, 2017 at 9:42 pm by

Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau

During the 24th Festival Opera Gala this evening at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau was presented with the German AIDS Foundation’s ‘World Without AIDS Award’ for her work in the “global fight against HIV and AIDS”. The Princess said on her Twitter ahead of the gala, which was attended by 2,000 guests, that she was “honoured and excited” to receive the award. In connection with her award, … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla In Malaysia, Day Two

  November 4, 2017 at 5:20 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s second day in Malaysia began with a morning prayer service at St Mary’s Cathedral in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. Prince Charles then visited the Taiping Commonwealth War Graves where he laid wreaths in memory of fallen Commonwealth soldiers, before heading to Belum for a World Wildlife Foundation Conservation Summit. Camilla, in the meantime, stayed in the Malaysian capital, visiting The Lost Food … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla In Malaysia, Day One

  November 3, 2017 at 8:24 pm by

The Prince of Wales, Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan, and The Duchess of Cornwall

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s autumn tour has moved on to Malaysia, with the couple spending their first full day of engagements there on Friday. Charles and Camilla spent the majority of the day undertaking individual engagements. The Prince first indulged in his passion for Islamic art and culture during a tour of the Islamic Arts Museum alongside Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, the Sultan of Perak; before visiting … Continue reading

Queen Sonja Visits Denmark For Exhibition Opening

  November 3, 2017 at 7:51 pm by

Queen Sonja of Norway

Days after cancelling two engagements in Trondheim due to back pain, Queen Sonja of Norway’s health had improved enough for her to be able to make a short trip to Aarhus, in Denmark on Friday, where she helped launch an exhibition of her own artwork. Texture is a collaboration between the Queen and artist Magne Furuholmen (a member of the Norwegian band A-ha), a ‘thematic combination of text and nature’. Graphic prints … Continue reading

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