On Saturday November 9th, Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan and Princess Alia Tabbaa attended the Takreem Annual Awards ceremony which took place in Marrakesh, Morroco. Her Majesty, who was choosed as member of the award jury board in May, attended the ceremony accompanied by Princess Alia Tabba. The Princess handed out the award to the Jordanian social entrepreneur Kamel Al-Asmar, founder and CEO of Nakhweh, the first development and … Continue reading
As Queen Elizabeth II’s representative, the Countess of Wessex was present today at the state funeral of the late President of Zambia, His Excellency Michael Sata. The Countess arrived in Lusaka yesterday, three hours behind schedule due to a flight delay. She was greeted at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport by Britain’s High Commissioner to Zambia, Mr James Thornton, and the Zambian Community Development, Mother and Child Health Minister, Ms Emerine … Continue reading
The King and Queen of Spain continued with their introductory visits today, meeting with the Grand Ducal Couple in Luxembourg. King Felipe and Queen Letizia were greeted at Luxembourg’s Findel Airport by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, before heading to the Grand Ducal Palace for an inspection of the guard with Grand Duke Henri. Despite the grey skies, the two parties seemed very happy to be in each other’s company, and … Continue reading
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Tuesday has named his half-brother, Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani, as his deputy. Sheikh Abdullah was head of the royal cabinet and in 2013 he became head of Qatar Investment Authority. Sheikh Tamim has not appointed a Crown Prince since he ascended the throne in June 2013.
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia comforted relatives of the 14 people killed in a bus crash in south-eastern Spain at a funeral held in Bullas earlier today. The King and Queen solemnly greeted and embraced the victims’ families during the funeral mass, which was led by the Bishop of Cartagena, Jose Manuel Lorca Planes. The couple also met with emergency service workers. King Felipe issued a statement on Sunday expressing … Continue reading
The Dutch monarch and his spouse led mourners today at the national memorial service for victims of the MH17 plane disaster in Amsterdam. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, accompanied by Princess Beatrix, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, joined 1,600 relatives and friends of the 298 victims for the service which was held at a capacity RAI Conference Centre. In the glow of 298 candles, the names of all … Continue reading
Please vote in the October 2014 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royals at Home. The polls will remain open until 30 November 2014. Good Luck to all the participating teams!
Prince Floris and Princess Aimée baptised their son, Willem Jan, yesterday at the chapel of Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn. All members of the Dutch Royal Family, bar Princess Mabel and her two daughters, attended the event. While they were posing for photos upon arrival, some of the family joked that Willem Jan was the first child they had seen walk into their own baptism (the youngest van Vollenhoven was … Continue reading
The Queen has today attended the annual Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in London, accompanied by members of the Royal Family. She laid a wreath of red poppies at the base of the Cenotaph, followed by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex and the Duke of Kent, as well as Prime Minister David Cameron and … Continue reading
Princess Kristine Bernadotte, the third wife of Prince Carl Bernadotte, passed away at her home in Spain on November 4. Her death has been described as sudden, with a memorial service taking place today at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Calahonda, where the Princess, who was 82, lived with her husband until his death in 2003. The date of her funeral – expected to be attended by the Swedish and Norwegian … Continue reading
Magistrates of the High Court of Palma de Mallorca have ruled that Infanta Cristina, sister of King Felipe VI and daughter of King Juan Carlos I, will remain an official suspect and potentially stand trial on charges of tax fraud. They have, however, dismissed charges of money laundering. “The Infanta knew her husband’s [Iñaki Urdangarín] actions with regard to taxes were irregular,” the magistrates’ writ argued. The writ also stated that the … Continue reading
On November 8, the Duchess of Cambridge, along with her husband the Duke of Cambridge, attended her fourth engagement since the announcement that she was pregnant with her second child. Her last public appearance was at a gala for Action on Addiction. The Duchess visited an oil refinery in Pembroke, Wales. The owners of the oil refinery, which was founded over fifty years ago, said it was an honour that … Continue reading
It is being reported in the European media that Tatiana Santo Domingo, the wife of Andrea Casiraghi, is expecting the couple’s second child. The couple, who were married in a civil ceremony in Monaco in August 2013 and a religious ceremony in Gstaad this past February, have a son, Sacha, born in March last year. Hello! Magazine is being quoted as the major source confirming the news. However, like her … Continue reading
The monarchs of Britain and Belgium united today to open a World War One memorial in London. Queen Elizabeth II and King Philippe were present for the dedication of the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden at the Wellington Barracks. The pair were joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge for the event, which included a prayer service and music played by the Grenadier Guards’ Band and the Household … Continue reading
After their arrival in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday November 2, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started a two-day State Visit on Monday November 3. The visit began in the morning when the Royal Couple went to the Seoul National Cemetery where they laid a wreath and burned incense at the Memorial Tower. The King and Queen were greeted by three South Korean veterans. Then the Dutch King and Queen … Continue reading
Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler celebrated her eightieth birthday on October 31. Princess Margaretha of Sweden was born on 31 October 1934 at Haga Palace in Stockholm. She is the first child of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and his wife, Princess Sibylla (née Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha). Princess Margaretha has four siblings; Princess Birgitta (b. 1937), Princess Désirée (b. 1938), Princess Christina (b. 1943) and Prince Carl Gustaf (b. 1946 … Continue reading
Announcing the winners of the September 2014 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: September 2014 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Great Britain Second Place: Sweden, The Netherlands, Belgium Third Place: Dubai Royals on Magazines (September 2014 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: Great Britain Second Place: Sweden Third Place: Morocco, Jordan, The Netherlands, Malaysia Congratulations to all winning teams!
The Dutch King and Queen today began their state visit to Japan, which will last until Friday. On hand for the welcoming ceremony at Imperial Palace were Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. Both Queen Máxima and Crown Princess Masako wore shades of orange – the Queen in a burnt-orange silk dress paired with her signature turban-style headwear, the Crown Princess in a traditional peach … Continue reading
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have visited Estonia for two days where they visited Tallinn and Tartu. The Crown Princess Couple started their visit in Tallinn on October 28, where they visited the Broken Line Monument, which is in memory of those who lost their lives during the sinking of the Estonia Ferry. Whilst visiting the monument, Victoria laid a wreath and she and her husband talked to the members of … Continue reading
King Felipe VI of Spain has hosted his first state visit today, welcoming President Michelle Bachelet of Chile to Madrid. The official welcoming ceremony took place at the Royal Palace of El Pardo, where King Felipe and his wife, Letizia, greeted President Bachelet in the Palace forecourt. The trio stood to attention for the national anthems of both countries, before the King and the President inspected a military guard of … Continue reading