King Mohammed VI of Morocco finished his tour of Europe today. According to local television station AT5 the king left in style: forty taxis were needed to transport the king and his entourage of 400 people to Schiphol Airport. The king left the Waldorf Astoria hotel near the Leidse Square at 15:45 amidst chaotic scenes usually reserved for pop stars (see clip below). Like in the previous days, many Dutch … Continue reading
On 30 March 2001 the engagement of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Máxima Zorreguieta was announced at 18:00 during a live broadcast for television and radio. A happy Queen Beatrix announced the good news with the words: ‘it is for my husband and I a great joy to announce the engagement of our son Willem-Alexander to Máxima Zorreguieta’. The Queen added that she had gotten to know Máxima as an intelligent … Continue reading
Members of the Imperial Family of Japan were out in force today to attend an annual Spring-time concert in the Music Hall of the Imperial Palace to watch graduates from five music colleges play. Her Majesty Empress Michiko was joined by Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, together with Their Imperial Highnesses, Prince Akishino, Princess Kiko and their two eldest children, Princesses Mako and Kako. Other … Continue reading
Delphine Boël continues her search for recognition by her father King Albert II. Boël gave an interview to the Flemish magazine Humo where she explains how her ‘life became a hell’. She also claims that the name of her and her family is on an international black list, between those of terrorists and dictators. She names an example: to her surprise she received a notification from her British bank that … Continue reading
Vanity Fair dedicated an article to the three daughters of the ‘Miller sisters’: Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece, Isabel Getty and Princess Talita von Fürstenberg, daughters of Marie Chantal, Pia and Alexandra Miller respectively. The magazine claims that the Miller cousins are ‘the ultimate society darlings for the social-media age’. The cousins posed for two photos: one in a bathtub and one creating the wellknown photo that was made of their mothers. … Continue reading
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Last night, the documentary produced to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s ninetieth birthday – Our Queen At Ninety – was aired on ITV, featuring a number of the Queen’s family members offering their thoughts on various aspects of the Queen’s life and reign. Included in the documentary – currently available for viewing on YouTube – were the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke … Continue reading
Belgium’s King Albert II and Queen Paola celebrated the Easter holiday in the Vatican, attending the annual Easter Sunday mass at St Peter’s Square. The couple were greeted by Pope Francis at the end of the mass as he travelled round the Square in the ‘popemobile’ at the conclusion of the mass. The former King was seen taking photographs of the mass with his Nikon during the event.
Brightening up the day in a sunny yellow coat and matching hat, Queen Elizabeth II attended the Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor this morning alongside a number of her extended family. It was sunshine and showers for The Queen the Easter Day service at Windsor. pic.twitter.com/BGl5D8uuhC — Arthur Edwards (@ArthurJEdwards) March 27, 2016 The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were driven to church, as was Princess … Continue reading
King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and their two daughters were joined today by Queen Sofia for the Easter Sunday mass at the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca. The royals smiled happily as they posed for photographs upon their arrival, before being greeted by the Bishop of Mallorca, Javier Salinas, and other members of the church. Queen Sofia was by far the most colourful and eye-catching Borbon lady present, wearing a bright green … Continue reading
“It is deeply unfair that one’s gender as a woman must mean that you get a worse life than men. Violence against women is today perhaps the greatest crime against human rights…it it happens in all walks of life in all countries.” – Crown Princess Mary A lengthy interview with Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has been published this weekend in Berlingske on the topic of women’s rights and her association with three organisations on … Continue reading
Today is Easter Sunday, and if we were either Empress Alexandra or the Dowager Empress Maria of Russia back in the early 20th century, we would be receiving an elaborate jewelled Easter egg from our husband or son, Tsar Nicholas II, to mark the holiday. The House of Fabergé was first commissioned to make an egg – the Hen Egg – in 1885 for Tsar Alexander III, who gave it to his wife Maria … Continue reading
The weather was decidedly different at the Gatcombe Horse Trials in Gloucestershire today than it was yesterday, the sun being replaced by the wind and light rain as Zara Tindall took to the course on her mount, Rum Expectations, finishing 15th. In the crowd to watch Zara as she competed in cross-country, show jumping and dressage were her husband, Mike Tindall, and their two-year-old daughter Mia. The young one was rugged … Continue reading
After spending the past few weeks travelling around Europe, meeting with the Presidents of France, Moscow and the Czech Republic, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has finished his travels in the Netherlands, where he spent yesterday and today in a private capacity. Though he was dressed casually, the King was still recognised by several of his countrymen that live in the Netherlands and was more than happy to pose for photos with them … Continue reading
Savannah and Isla Phillips took advantage of the shining sunlight today while at the Gatcombe Horse Trials in Gloucestershire by enjoying a sweet treat – ice-cream. The two eldest great-grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth sat quietly with their mother, Autumn Phillips, as they watched the event on their grandmother’s estate. Later in the afternoon Princess Anne presented medals to the day’s winning riders.
Nicholas Medforth-Mills, who until August 2015 was a Prince of Romania and third in line to the headship of the house, has given an interview to Ion Cristoiu of EVZ. “I can say that revoking my title was as much a surprise to me as it was for the public,” Nicholas told Cristoiu, also saying there was “never a discussion between me and the King on the subject, before I was … Continue reading
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the University Hospital in Leuven to meet with victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attack and the doctors who worked to save their lives. The royal couple spent much more time than planned at the hospital, in the intensive care unit and then in the operating rooms where they were shown metal bomb fragments that were removed from the victims during surgery. Queen … Continue reading
For the first time since 1959, the Royal Maundy Service took place today – Maundy Thursday – at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, handed out red and white purses filled with coins, the Maundy Money, to 90 men and 90 women who were selected from across the country to recognise their service for their communities and the Church. The red purse this year … Continue reading
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards had a visit from their Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, the Duke of Kent, today at their base in Scotland. The Duke was given a tour of Leuchars Station, located in Fife, that has been the home base of the regiment since the middle of 2015. The regiment is the only cavalry regiment of Scotland and is the United Kingdom’s lead light cavalry battlegroup. Prince Edward then opened the new mess … Continue reading