Princess Leonor Awarded Order of the Golden Fleece

  October 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm by

Princess Leonor at the installation of her father as King of Spain

The Princess of Asturias, who celebrates her tenth birthday tomorrow, has been awarded the Order of the Golden Fleece by her father, King Felipe VI; the first awarding of this Order of his reign. The honour was approved by the Council of Ministers today. The Order of the Golden Fleece was found in 1430 by Philip III, Duke of Burgundy to mark his marriage to Isabella of Portugal. In previous … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit To China: Last Day

  October 29, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander concluded today, Thursday October 29, the State Visit to China. On the last day, the King was in Hangzhou in Eastern China. In Hangzhou King Willem-Alexander visited the headquarters of Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce business company founded in 1999. At his arrival the King was greeted by Jack Ma and Daniel Zhang, respectively founder and CEO of the company. After a tour in the headquarter, the King … Continue reading

Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko On Brazilian Visit

  October 28, 2015 at 10:47 pm by

Princess Kiko and Prince Akishino during their visit to Ibirapuera Park; 28-10-2015

Prince and Princess Akishino of Japan have begun a ten-day official visit to Brazil, to mark 120 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The couple arrived in São Paulo earlier this morning; their first visit was to Ibirapuera Park where they laid a wreath at the Monument to Japanese Immigration Pioneers and planted a commemorative tree. View image | gettyimages.com During their visit, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko will … Continue reading

Prince Harry Meets the Obamas, Promotes Support for Wounded Veterans

  October 28, 2015 at 7:15 pm by

Prince Harry meets with wounded veterans while on a visit to the United States; 28-10-2015

It was all about a cause close to his heart for Prince Harry on his flying visit to the East Coast of the United States today, as he met with the Obamas and visited wounded veterans. View image | gettyimages.com The Prince stopped at the White House for a meeting with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr Jill Biden, the wife of the Vice President, before the trio headed down to … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe and Princess Mary at Presentation of 2015 Christmas Seal

  October 28, 2015 at 12:23 pm by

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Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary attended the unveiling of this year’s Christmas Seal 2015 at the Copenhagen City Hall today. Crown Princess Mary helped the Queen unveil this year’s seal, which Margrethe designed. After the unveiling of the seals, Queen Margrethe gave a speech which was followed by two songs sang by children. A reception was later held for the attending guests.

Dutch State Visit To China: Day Four

  October 28, 2015 at 12:07 pm by

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With Queen Máxima forced to cut short the State Visit, she’s now in the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague to treat a kidney infection, King Willem-Alexander continued today, alone, the State Visit to China. The King started the fourth day of the visit by visiting the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP). The institution, based in Shanghai, was founded by the central government and aims to train senior leaders and top executives in the … Continue reading

Happy 30th Birthday Princess Tessy of Luxembourg

  October 28, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Princess Tessy

Princess Tessy of Luxembourg turns 30 years old today. Born on October 28, 1985, Tessy Antony is the daughter of François Antony and his wife Régine Anne and has 3 siblings. Tessy graduated from high school and joined the army with her brothers at the age of 18. While she was in the army, she met Prince Louis during one of his visits. In March 2006, Princess Tessy gave birth to a son which … Continue reading

Catherine’s Busy Day

  October 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm by

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The Duchess of Cambridge attended an event to learn more about Chance UK charity which took place at Islington Town Hall in North London. The Duchess of Cambridge arrived wearing a recycled grey Orla Kiely dress and black pumps with her hair in a ponytail. During the visit, the Duchess met with children, their mentors and parents. She also attended a reception of the charity and met with some of … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to China: Day Three

  October 27, 2015 at 12:20 pm by

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While Queen Maxima is still suffering from the kidney infection and is on her way back to the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander continued today, Tuesday October 27, the State Visit to China. The King arrived this morning in Yan’an, in north-central China. He visited the Loess Plateau. A plateau situated in the upper and middle reaches of China’s Yellow River. The plateau, due to centuries of deforestations and erosions, suffered of ecosystem … Continue reading

Princess Shahnaz Pahlavi Turns 75

  October 27, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Princess Shahnaz Pahlavi of Iran

Today Princess Shahnaz Pahlavi celebrates her 75th birthday. She was born in Tehran in 1940 as the only child of Mohammed Reza, the Shah of Iran, and his first wife, Princess Fawzia of Egypt.  Her parents officially divorced when she was eight years old, Shahnaz staying in Iran with her father until she went to Switzerland to study before she married Ardeshir Zahedi at the age of 17 in 1957. View image | … Continue reading

William, Catherine and Harry Attend ‘Spectre’ Premiere

  October 27, 2015 at 4:42 am by

William, Catherine and Harry

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by Prince Harry for the new James Bond 007 film ‘Spectre’ premiere London at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The royals walked the red carpet and posed for a few pictures. They were also greeted by director Sam Mendes. Once inside, they were greeted by the actors and shared a few jokes. View image | gettyimages.com The Duchess of Cambridge wore a … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to China: Beijing

  October 27, 2015 at 3:50 am by

King Willem-Alexander and President Jinping; 26-10-2015

At the invitation of the Chinese President Xi Jinping, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima started a five-day State Visit to China. On Sunday October 25, the Royal Couple began their State Visit in Beijing, visiting the Shi-Jia Primary School where they were informed about the introduction of the football training in the curriculum of the primary and secondary school which will be based on the Dutch training … Continue reading

William, Catherine and Harry Attend The Charities Forum Event

  October 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm by

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry attended an event arranged by The Charities Forum in London. The event was held at the BAFTA headquarters in Piccadilly where the royals were joined with more than 30 organizations that they work with and of charities they are patrons of. View image | gettyimages.com The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry spent time with children during an arts and … Continue reading

Queen Maxima Suffers From Pyelonephritis On State Visit

  October 26, 2015 at 4:53 am by

Queen Maxima

It has been announced today that Queen Maxima of The Netherlands suffers from pyelonephritis (a kidney infection) according to The Dutch media reports. Queen Maxima has been visit by a Doctor this morning and has ordered her to rest till she feels better. Her events have been cancelled so far for today but it’s also said if she is feeling better, then she might attend the evening reception. King Willem-Alexander … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, October 19-25

  October 26, 2015 at 4:31 am by

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This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image of a few outfits in this week’s poll. Voting closes on October 31.

Felipe and Letizia Visit Colombres As Part of the Princess of Asturias Award 2015 – Day 3

  October 24, 2015 at 10:00 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited the town Colombres as part of the 2015 Princess of Asturias Awards. The town won this years award of Exemplary Town of Asturias. View image | gettyimages.com King Felipe started his visit by giving a speech, he said “Colombres offers the world a lesson in beauty, solidarity and shared work. Your history can not be understood without the solidarity character you have. We … Continue reading

Danish State Visit to Indonesia, Days Two and Three

  October 24, 2015 at 7:49 am by

Queen Margrethe in Indonesia; 22-10-2015

The Danish State Visit to Indonesia continued on Friday and Saturday, with the Regent Couple undertaking engagements in Jakarta and Yogyakarta. As with the previous day, a number of these engagements had a focus on promoting Danish business interests in Indonesia. On Friday there was a Design and Lifestyle Fair, a visit to Grundfos where Prince Henrik was told about how the company is developing ways to create better water access … Continue reading

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Attend Royal Academy Formal Gathering

  October 24, 2015 at 1:39 am by

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences annual gathering; 23-10-2015

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia were last night the representatives of the Swedish Royal Family at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences’ formal gathering, held at the Stockholm Concert Hall. During the event, Prince Carl Philip presented the Academy’s medals for the 2015 year. Princess Sofia – whose first pregnancy was announced last week – wore a beige long-sleeved evening gown with sequinned embellishment, which was accessorised with the sash … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Opens YMCA Soldiers’ Transition Housing

  October 23, 2015 at 5:50 pm by

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Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today opened a new housing unit for returned servicemen and women in Høvelte, close to the YMCA’s Veteran Centre in the area. Wearing a navy double-breasted coat (pinned to the lapel was a ‘Fight Cancer’ pin from which proceeds go the National Collection to Fight Cancer), the Crown Princess officially opened the houses before being given a tour of the facilities and meeting with the veterans who … Continue reading

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Dundee

  October 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm by

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn in Scotland, made their first official visit to Dundee, Scotland today. The purpose of their visit was to highlight mental health issues affecting young people. View image | gettyimages.com The couple met with young people dealing with mental health challenges. They also visited The Corner and participated in an anti-bullying workshop and held a private meeting with … Continue reading

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