Not Long To Go! Pregnant Victoria Presents Global Change Award

  February 10, 2016 at 9:40 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria at the Global Change Awards; 10-02-2016

With only weeks until her due date, Crown Princess Victoria tonight presented the 2015 Global Change Award at Stockholm City Hall. Wearing a navy blue layered lace gown from H&M’s Spring 2016 Conscious Exclusive Collection, the Crown Princess was a picture of motherly glow as she awarded five organisations portions of the €1million grant donated by the Persson family, who initiated the award through the H&M Conscious Foundation. Victoria accessorised her look … Continue reading

Busy Days for Haakon and Mette-Marit

  February 10, 2016 at 4:40 pm by


The Norwegian Crown Princely Couple devided five different engagement between them these last two days. Crown Princess Mette-Marit, dressed in a conservative green outfit, attended the ‘Paving Stone’ awards in Oslo. She presented the award to tv-maker Petter Uteligge, who lived on the streets of Oslo for 52 days and made a documentary about it for TV2. On the same day her husband opened the media conference ‘Safer Internet Day’. … Continue reading

Prince Carnaval: Laurent and Family Join Festivities in Biche

  February 10, 2016 at 2:10 pm by


Prince Laurent, his wife Princess Claire and their three children Louise, Aymeric and Nicholas went to the town of Biche yesterday to join the tradition carnaval celebrations. The family seemed to have a great time as they danced on the music and tried out various masks. Laurent and his family werent the only Belgian royals celebrating carnaval. Two days ago Laurent’s aunt Princess Léa went to Eupen to celebrate Rosenmontag. … Continue reading

Swedish Royals Meet With Goverment

  February 10, 2016 at 1:55 pm by


Members of the Swedish Royal Family were briefed today about various government issues. In the morning the King and Crown Princess Victoria attended a meeting of the Counsil of State in the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The two were informed about political initiatives, pending legislation and more. In the afternoon the two royals were joined by Queen Silvia, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia for another meeting. The … Continue reading

New Phase in Nóos Trial Starts as Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Return To Court

  February 10, 2016 at 5:57 am by


Yesterday Infanta Cristina of Spain and her husband Iñaki Urdangarin returned to the courthouse of Mallorca. The couple arrived at 9AM to defend themselves against allegations of corruption. Iñaki and his business partner Diego Torres are considered the masterminds behind the Nóos scandal and responsible for embazzling €6.2 million from public funds. According to Miquel Roca, defence lawyer of the princess, a new phase of the trial started yesterday. Seventeen … Continue reading

Fashion Rules Restyled – New Exhibition of Royal Gowns at Kensington Palace

  February 9, 2016 at 9:55 pm by

An exhibition of royal dresses begins on February 11 at Kensington Palace

A new exhibition featuring the clothing of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales opens on February 11 at Kensington Palace. ‘Fashion Rules Restyled’ showcases a number of Princess Diana’s Catherine Walker gowns, including a velvet and tartan evening gown, a one-shouldered beaded floral gown and a halter-neck emerald green velvet gown. From the Queen’s wardrobe comes a Hardy Amies ivory beaded bodice dress, while several Norman … Continue reading

Master Piper Sophie Shows Off Decorating Skills At Children’s Hospice

  February 9, 2016 at 5:36 pm by

The Countess of Wessex at the Christopher's Children's Hospice; 09-02-2016

The Countess of Wessex showed of her cookie and cupcake decorating skills during a visit to Christopher’s Children’s Hospice today, eagerly taking part in the decorating session. Sophie joined children who receive care at the hospice by decorating several cupcakes and a few crown-shaped cookies, colouring in her cookies with expert precision. The purpose of the visit was to mark the 15th anniversary of charity Shooting Star Chase, which runs … Continue reading

Daffodils for the Duchess: Camilla Visits Wiltshire

  February 9, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall smiles as she visits Wiltshire; 09-02-2016

The Duchess of Cornwall received a lovely bouquet of daffodils from students at Wiltshire’s Forest and Sandridge Church of England Primary School today, as she held a number of engagements in the city. Camilla spent some time touring the new building of the school, which she officially opened, and observed pupils in their classroom as they drew, built things and baked cookies. She also visited Prospect Hospice and met with people receiving … Continue reading

First Picture of The New Prince of Bhutan

  February 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm by


The Royal Family of Bhutan celebrated the Buddhist new year (Losar) today at the Lingkana Palace with a very special family gathering, which included for the first time the new royal prince, His Royal Highness The Gyalsey. The celebrations were marked by first official photograph of the little prince, shown on King Jigme’s FaceBook page and whose name is yet to be announced.  Wrapped in a beautiful golden blanket, The King and … Continue reading

Like Mother, Like Daughter

  February 9, 2016 at 8:24 am by


Princess Esmeralda of Belgium shared a lovely photo on twitter of herself embracing her 17 y/o daughter Alexandra Moncada. She accompanied the photo with the text: ‘Happy to spend time with my daughter and having fun during a photo shoot yesterday’. The princess is a half-sister of King Albert II. Her father was king Léopold III, who married secondly to the Flemish Lilian Baels. The marriage was controversial and their … Continue reading

It’s Carnaval: Princess Léa Parties at Rosenmontag

  February 9, 2016 at 8:09 am by


It is party time in most catholic communities in the world, as people are celebrating carnaval. Yesterday the sympathetic Princess Léa (or Princess Alexandre) of Belgium, sister-in-law of King Albert II, went to the town of Eupen to join the festivities. As usual she was dressed elegantly in a white coat. Eupen celebrates carnaval since 1696. In 1884 the town started celebrating ‘Rosenmontag’ (monday of the roses), traditionally the highlight … Continue reading

Princess Raiyah Turns 30

  February 9, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Princess Raiyah of Jordan

Jordan’s Princess Raiyah celebrates today her 30th birthday. She is the youngest child of the late King Hussein I. Her Highness was born on February 9, 1986 at the King Hussein Medical Centre as the fourth child of King Hussein and his fourth wife, Queen Noor. Princess Raiyah received her undergraduate degree in Japanese at the University of Edinburgh and she also attended Columbia University where she studied an MA in Japanese Literature. … Continue reading

Queen Sofia To Attend British-Spanish Society Centenary in London

  February 8, 2016 at 8:01 pm by

Queen Sofia attends the Madrid Book Fair; 29-05-2015

Queen Sofia of Spain will be in London on April 20 to attend the British-Spanish Society’s 100th anniversary as guest of honour. The celebrations will take place at the Dorchester Hotel, and will also be attended by the Duke of York. Spanish media reports quoted a ‘diplomatic source’ as saying that the Queen’s visit to London creates a “real Spanish presence in London at such an important time after the … Continue reading

Today in 1587: Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots

  February 8, 2016 at 5:03 pm by


Today it is 429 years ago that the unfortunate Mary, Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringhay Castle. Mary was the only daughter of King James V of Scotland and Marie de Guise. When her father learnt of her birth, he exclaimed, “The devil go with it! It came with a lass, it will pass with a lass!” He believed the birth of a girl marked the end of the … Continue reading

Greetings From Verbier

  February 8, 2016 at 4:20 pm by


King Philippe of the Belgians, his wife Queen Mathilde and their four children are spending their annual winter vacation in Verbier, Switzerland. The Belgian palace released several photos of the family on skis. Crown Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriël, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore can enjoy the Swiss slopes for the rest of the week. Belgian schools will only open next Monday. More photos here.

Duchess of Cambridge: Supporting Children’s Mental Health Week

  February 8, 2016 at 7:41 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge speaks to children in a still from a video released to mark Children's Mental Health Week

A video message from the Duchess of Cambridge was released last night to mark the beginning of Children’s Mental Health Week. In the video, Kate is seen speaking with four pupils from Salisbury Primary School, Queen’s Park that have benefited from the support of Place2Be, one of the Duchess’s patronages. The group talk about who they share their feelings and problems with, interspersed with clips of Kate speaking directly to the … Continue reading

Norwegian Royals Cheer At Holmenkollen

  February 8, 2016 at 4:46 am by


The Norwegian Royal Family had an exciting weekend as they attended the annual Hollenkolmen FIS World Cup Nordic. King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Astrid, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus were able to congratulate the Norwegian Therese Johaug for her 1st place in langlaufing on saturday. The planned Sunday competitions were sadly cancelled due to fog.

Kate Makes Debut As RAF Cadets Honorary Commander

  February 7, 2016 at 2:10 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives for the RAF Cadets 75th anniversary service; 07-02-2016

The Duchess of Cambridge made her debut as the Honorary Air Commandant of the Royal Air Force Cadets today, attending a special church service to celebrate the organisation’s 75th anniversary. Kate recycled a blue Alexander McQueen coat for the event, which she paired with navy accessories and the striking Dacre Brooch, which up until 2015 was traditionally given to the top female cadet of the year. She joined a number of … Continue reading

Frederik and Mary Visit Call Centre For Danmarks Collection

  February 6, 2016 at 8:20 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary; 06-02-2016

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary tonight attended the live show put together as part of Danmarks Collection’s annual fundraiser at the Tivoli Concert Hall. They also stopped by the call centre and spoke with volunteers manning the phones taking donations during the show, broadcast on DR. The couple are patrons of the organisation, which this year is focusing its fundraising efforts to benefit those suffering from the “human consequences of extreme poverty” … Continue reading

Princess Marie of Denmark Turns 40

  February 6, 2016 at 7:00 am by

Princess Marie

Princess Marie of Denmark turns 40 today. Born on February 6, 1976 as Marie Agathe Odile Cavalier is now known as Princess Marie of Denmark and Countess of Monpezat. Marie Cavallier was born in Paris, France. She is the only child to her parents, Alain Cavallier and Françoise Grassiot. Marie moved to Geneva, Switzerland with her mother after her parents divorced. She has four step brothers. Marie Cavallier met her … Continue reading

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