As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima attended in Antalya, Turkey on Sunday November 15 the launch of the “SME Finance Forum’s Global Membership Network” during the G20 meeting. The Queen attended the launch along with Cevdet Yilmaz, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs of Turkey. The Finance Forum 2015 is the first annual gathering of senior leaders … Continue reading
The annual King’s Feast celebration has taken place in Belgium today, with King Albert, Queen Paola, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attending the Te Deum at the Cathédrale des Saints-Michel-et-Gudule. Security was heightened due to the recent attacks in Paris, but that didn’t stop the royal family from greeting the crowd of one hundred that waited outside the cathedral once the service, led by Archbishop André-Jospeh Léonard, which honours the Belgian … Continue reading
Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Marie this morning were present at a memorial service at the French Reformed Church to honour the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night. The pair, both with French roots, were joined by Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, other members of the Danish government and France’s Ambassador to Denmark, Francois Zimeray. Princess Marie, who was born in Paris, was visibly moved during … Continue reading
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have spent their final day in Australia, getting roasted by the blistering Perth sun. The couple first attended the Sunday morning service at St George’s Cathedral, and Prince Charles chatted with the crowd that had gathered outside once the service concluded. He spoke with a group of veterans from a South African parachute regiment, one of whom later told the media … Continue reading
On November 13, Prince Harry attended his first ever Royal Variety Performance at Royal Albert Hall. Last year his brother Prince William was in attendance. View image | gettyimages.com Prince Harry met Sir Elton John, Little Mix, One Direction, Kylie Minogue, the cast of the musical adaption of Mary Poppins, Ricky Martin, Alesha Dixon, Jules O’Dwyer and her dog Matisse (the winners of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent), Jack Whitehall, … Continue reading
In memory of his 80th birthday anniversary, King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan visited this Saturday the tomb of the late King Hussein, who passed away in 1999 . The couple arrived to the royal mausoleum along with their children Prince Hashem and Princess Salma where they laid wreaths and recited verses from the Koran. The family was welcomed by a group of guards of honor. Crown Prince Hussein also … Continue reading
Today, Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia signed the book of condolence over the terrorists attacks that took place on November 13 in the French capital, Paris. The royals visited the French embassy in Madrid and were accompanied by the French ambassador to Spain during their visit. King Felipe earlier sent a message to the French President expressing his sadness and support of the Spanish government over the attacks.
Crown Princess Masako of Japan today attended the annual autumn garden party at Akasaka Palace along with other members of the Imperial Family. Dressed in a vibrant purple outfit with matching hat, the Crown Princess stood out from the crowd in what was her first appearance at the garden party since 2003. View image | gettyimages.com The Emperor and Empress hosted the party, where invited members of Japanese society meet the Imperial … Continue reading
The Norwegian National Football Team had a royal cheer squad for their first UEFA Euro Championship play-off match against Hungary this evening at Ullevaal Stadium. King Harald, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus and Marius Borg Høiby sat in the stands as the two teams competed in the first leg of the play-off round to see who will make it into the championships next … Continue reading
Her Majesty Queen Mathilde continued her mission in Ethiopia on Wednesday November 11. On her third day of the visit the Queen went to Kersa, a district in the East of the Oromia Region. Along with local authorities and UNICEF volunteers, Queen Mathilde visited the Nagaya Omer Kule Health Post, a medical center. The Queen was informed about the projects held by UNICEF in the fields of health, care, nutrition. … Continue reading
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall spent the second day of their visit to Australia in Canberra, the country’s capital, yesterday where they marked Remembrance Day at the Australian War Memorial. The couple did not let the rain bother them as they attended the official remembrance service, laid a wreath on the Stone of Remembrance and placed poppies in the Wall of Remembrance. View image | gettyimages.com Afterwards, Prince … Continue reading
The Countess of Wessex is currently on a visit to North America, where she stopped in New York City today before she heads on to Canada. Her first visit was to the Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden in Hanover Square, where she laid a wreath during a service to mark Armistice Day. She then moved on to the 9/11 Memorial – Sophie paid her respects to the 3,000 people who … Continue reading
Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein inaugurated the the Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD). Upon arrival, Princess Haya cut the ribbon in front of the Swiss Ambassador to the UAE and a few staff members. After the cutting ceremony, Princess Haya toured the school and was briefed about the facilities and what they offer. During the tour, HRH visited classrooms of different stages, the school playground and sports facilities. The … Continue reading
Today, November 11, the local newspaper of Bhutan, Kuensel, announced that King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema are expecting their first child. Reports say that the birth is expected to take place in early 2016. King Jigme and Queen Jetsun have been married since October 13, 2011. View image | gettyimages.com King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema, November 2011.
As Honorary President of UNICEF Belgium, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started on Monday November 9, a four day mission to Ethiopia which lasts till November 12. The purpose of the mission is to visit UNICEF’s activities to the survival of the young children in different parts of the country. Upon her arrival at the airport of Addis Ababa, the Queen was welcomed by Zenebu Tadesse, the Minister of Women, Children and Youth. After … Continue reading
Today, Queen Letizia of Spain delivered the Spanish flag to the National Police at National Police School headquarters in Avila. During the flag delivery event, Queen Letizia said “The delivery of the national flag symbolizes, above all, a recognition of the work, often silent, that flawless performance of your work. A recognition that His Majesty the King, who has asked me to convey his congratulations to all sincere affection and … Continue reading
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have departed New Zealand and landed in Australia today for the second leg of their royal tour. They were welcomed at RAAF Base Edinburgh just north of Adelaide in the early afternoon by an official party headed by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, before heading up to the Barossa Valley. View image | gettyimages.com In Tanunda, thousands lined the main street to catch … Continue reading
On Monday, King Abdullah II and his wife, Queen Rania, attended the memorial service for victims of the 2005 Amman bombings in the Amman Martyrs Garden. Their Majesties observed a moment of silence in front of the memorial, laid a wreath and prayed for the 57 victims who were killed in simultaneous suicide bombings on three hotels in the Jordanian capital. The families of the victims also attended the service and … Continue reading
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Britain has honoured it’s war dead during a service at the Cenotaph in London, with Queen Elizabeth II leading the tributes. This year’s service was also attended by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. View image | gettyimages.com Two-minutes silence was heard across the country at 11am, before the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Dutch King, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal, the … Continue reading