‘To Be, Or Not To Be’: Prince Charles Takes The Stage On Shakespeare Anniversary

  April 23, 2016 at 6:37 pm by

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall this evening attended a special live performance of playwright William Shakespeare’s works at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, on the 400th anniversary of his death. And during the course of the performance, Prince Charles – who is President of the Royal Shakespeare Company – even got on stage himself as part of a sketch performance of the ‘To Be Or Not … Continue reading

Prince Alexander’s Portrait Debut

  April 23, 2016 at 4:22 am by

Prince Alexander of Sweden

The Swedish Royal Court has released the first individual photograph of newborn Prince Alexander, taken yesterday at Drottningholm Palace by his father Prince Carl Philip. The days-old infant is shown asleep in a white bassinet, with his hands up around his cheeks. First photo of Sweden's Prince Alexander has been released, taken by Prince Carl Philip #prinsalexander #royalbaby pic.twitter.com/jo0ZlBXeF1 — The Royal Forums (@theroyalforums) April 23, 2016  

As The Obamas Visit England, Pyjama-Clad Prince George Steals The Show

  April 22, 2016 at 7:15 pm by

Prince George meets President Obama

This evening during a meeting before an informal dinner with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, US President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama got the chance to meet the Duke and Duchess’s little son, Prince George, who appeared ready for bed in his dressing gown, pyjamas and slippers. Whilst meeting the Obamas, Prince George played on the rocking horse they had given him as a gift. The President and First … Continue reading

Te Deum for Prince Alexander at the Stockholm Palace Chapel

  April 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm by

The Swedish royals attend a Te Deum for Prince Alexander

On April 22, three days after the birth of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s first child Prince Alexander, a Te Deum service of thanksgiving was held at the Royal Chapel of the palace in Stockholm. Prince Carl Philip, The King & Queen, Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel attended the Te Deum for Prince Alexander pic.twitter.com/6DKlZzo2oH — HRH Princess Sofia (@PRINCESSANSOFIA) April 22, 2016 Members of the Swedish Royal Family … Continue reading

Letizia Pretty In Red As She and Felipe Hold A Lunch

  April 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm by

Felipe and Letizia

King Felipe and Queen Letizia held a pre-lunch for the Cervantes Prize award at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid today. Attending the lunch were officials, academics, editors, critics, teachers, booksellers and writers. The “Miguel de Cervantes” Award is the highest recognized award for creative work of Spanish and Latin American writers. Embed from Getty Images

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Launch The King’s Game

  April 22, 2016 at 11:11 am by

King WA and Queen Maxima

Today, Friday April 22, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were present at the opening of the King’s Game at the Drostenburg Elementary school in Amsterdam. A school for students with physical disabilities or chronic illnesses. After having breakfast with the students, The Royal Couple attended a dance performance of a group of children with the song “Hupsakee” made for the event. Then, in the presence of the King and the Queen, … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: The Kings of Spain Begin State Visit to the UK

  April 22, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Queen Elizabeth and King Juan Carlos at the official welcoming ceremony at Windsor in April 1986

On April 22, 1986 King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain arrived in London to begin their state visit to the United Kingdom, the first by a Spanish head of state in over 80 years. They were greeted at Heathrow Airport by the Prince and Princess of Wales, before travelling to Windsor Castle for the official welcoming ceremony presided over by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Closes Conference on Rare Diseases Education

  April 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm by

Queen Letizia

The Queen of Spain today gave a speech at the closing seminar of the third International Educational Conference on Rare Diseases at the Universidad del País Vasco in Bilbao. “Thank you for the work you do, to be useful and brave, to establish the necessary rules for everyone to understand, so that society understands that we must all contribute and we are all necessary,” Queen Letizia said, praising the work of … Continue reading

Birthday Girl Queen Elizabeth Lights Birthday Beacon

  April 21, 2016 at 7:12 pm by

Queen Elizabeth during the beacon lighting ceremony

Watched on by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth this afternoon lit the first of over 900 beacons as part of her 90th birthday celebrations. The beacons were lit around the country and the Commonwealth afterwards, with a beacon on each of the highest points in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Prince of Wales, who will be hosting a private dinner … Continue reading

Stripes for Queen Mathilde As She Attends Flower Show with King Philippe

  April 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

Queen Mathilde opted for a multicolour striped dress from Natan as she opened the FLORALIËN Gent International Flower Show today with her husband, King Philippe. The A-line dress in blue, orange, brown and cream was paired with orange accessories. Philippe and Mathilde cut the ribbon marking the opening of the flower show, which runs until May 1, before being given a tour of some of the exhibits – including that of Japan, … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Attend The Four Freedom Awards 2016

  April 21, 2016 at 1:40 pm by

King WA and Queen Maxima

Today, Thursday April 21, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix attended at the presentation of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedom Awards 2016 at the Nieuwe Kerk in Middelburg. The laureates for this year’s Awards were: for Freedom of speech Mazen Darwish from Syria, for Freedom of worship three clerics from the Central African Republic, for Freedom from want Dr. Denis Mukwege … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Your Majesty! Queen Elizabeth Celebrates in Windsor

  April 21, 2016 at 9:26 am by

Queen Elizabeth on her 90th birthday

Huge crowds have gathered outside Windsor to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday this morning, as she undertook a walkabout through Windsor with the Duke of Edinburgh. A rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ was performed by the Band of the Coldstream Guards as the Queen exited the Henry VIII Gate to greet the crowds and accept flowers and well wishes. After walking through the crowd, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke alighted the ‘Queenmobile’, … Continue reading

Queen Máxima: One of TIME’s 100 Most Influential

  April 21, 2016 at 9:25 am by

Queen Maxima

For the first time, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has been listed as one TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people for 2016. Her spot on the list is due to her hard work and dedicated effort in helping those less fortunate in developing countries achieve through her work with inclusive finance. Tilman Ehrbeck, partner at philanthropic investment firm Omidyar Network that supports visionary entrepreneurs, said of the Queen “with her firm … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Turns 90: Noteworthy Moments Since 1926

  April 21, 2016 at 8:22 am by

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II today marks yet another milestone in her life, her ninetieth birthday. Celebrations will be somewhat low-key in Windsor today, with the main events taking place over the next two months. But for today, let’s have a look back at moments which have been some of the most noteworthy in her nine decades. 1936 – The Abdication: In December 1936, when the Queen was ten years old, her uncle … Continue reading

Another Royal Birthday Girl: Princess Isabella Turns Nine

  April 21, 2016 at 7:07 am by

Princess Isabella of Denmark, aged 9

It isn’t just in Britain that a royal is celebrating their birthday today – Princess Isabella of Denmark was born on this day in 2007. To mark the ninth birthday of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s second child, three new portraits of Isabella were released by the Royal Court. They were taken by Crown Princess Mary at Frederik VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg on April 19.

New Swedish Prince Named Alexander

  April 21, 2016 at 5:40 am by

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip with their newborn son

In a special council meeting at the Royal Palace in Stockholm a short time ago, King Carl Gustaf announced that his newborn grandson has been given the name Alexander. Prince Alexander’s middle names are Erik Hubertus Bertil, and his grandfather bestowed upon him the duchy of Södermanland. Erik is the name of the infant’s maternal grandfather, Hubertus is for his parental grandfather (one of the King’s middle names is Hubertus) and Bertil … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Opens International Book Fair in Colombia

  April 20, 2016 at 7:57 pm by

Princess Laurentien in Colombia

As UNESCO Special Envoy for Literacy, Princess Laurentien attended the opening of the 29th edition of the International Book Fair of Bogota, Colombia, on Tuesday April 19. Accompanied by Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, President of Colombia and Gina Parody, Minister of Education, Princess Laurentien inaugurated the pavillion of The Netherlands which is the guest of honors of this year’s edition. The International Book Fair of Bogota (FilBo) is one of … Continue reading

Carl Philip and Sofia Leave Hospital with their Little Prince

  April 20, 2016 at 5:51 pm by

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip with their newborn son

Sweden’s newborn Prince has left hospital and is at home at Drottningholm Palace. The Royal Court posted a photograph of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia holding their new son in a baby capsule as they left Danderyd Hospital today. The caption said the couple were “looking forward to time together” with their son and were all feeling good. The baby’s name will be announced tomorrow morning, local time, in a … Continue reading

Surrounded by Her Youngest Descendants, A New Portrait of Elizabeth II

  April 20, 2016 at 5:33 pm by

The Queen with her youngest grandchildren and great-grandchildren

In a lovely new photograph released to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday tomorrow, the monarch is seen surrounded by the next generation: her two youngest grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Taken by Annie Leibovitz over Easter last month at Windsor Castle, the photograph shows the Queen sitting with 11-month-old Princess Charlotte in her lap surrounded by Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, James, Viscount Severn, Prince George, Savannah and Isla Phillips and Mia Tindall (who is … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander Attends Events at International Courts in The Hague

  April 20, 2016 at 9:50 am by

King Willem-Alexander during the opening of the new International Criminal Court

Today King Willem-Alexander, along with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders and the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, were present at the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Peace Palace in The Hague. Koning, SG @UN en burgemeester #DenHaag bij viering 70-jarig bestaan van @CIJ_ICJ in #Vredespaleis #peacejustice pic.twitter.com/jyN4EqrvGu — Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) April 20, 2016 The International Court of Justice is … Continue reading

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