The Purple Princess: Mary Attends Presentation of 2017 Christmas Seal

  November 3, 2017 at 3:19 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

  Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary launched the 2017 Christmas Seal on Friday November 3rd during a luncheon at the Copenhagen Town Hall. She was joined by illustrator, author and musician Michael Wettendorff – the designer of this year’s stamp series – and children who have stayed in the Julemærkefonden’s children’s homes for the launch. The Crown Princess then listened to speeches given by the children, detailing the reasons why they spent time receiving … Continue reading

Prince William Attends Metropolitan Police Passing Out Parade

  November 3, 2017 at 11:10 am by

The Duke of Cambridge

Prince William was present for the Metropolitan Police Service’s Passing Out Parade at the Hendon Police Complex on Friday. He joined Commissioner Cressida Dick and Chief Superintendent Penny Banham in inspecting the 182 graduates during the parade. The graduates, who will now be posted as probationary constables across the boroughs of London, marched and performed drills in front of their family and friends. William stopped to speak with many of the graduates as he … Continue reading

“Darling Queen – Dear old Bones”: Letters of Queen Wilhelmina and Her English Governess Published

  November 3, 2017 at 7:47 am by


The correspondence of Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands and her English governess Elizabeth Saxton-Winter (1855-1935) has been collected in a new book: ‘Darling Queen-Dear Old Bones’. A Dutch edition was published in 2012 but today at Het Loo Palace, the English edition of the book will be handed to the mayor of Apeldoorn. The letters have been edited by Ermentia (Renny) van Heuven-van Nes. She worked at Het Loo Palace … Continue reading

Christian of Hanover and Alessandra de Osma Will Marry in March

  November 3, 2017 at 6:54 am by

HANOVER, GERMANY - JULY 08: Prince Christian of Hanover and his fiancee Alessadra de Osma leaves the wedding of Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick-Lueneburg,  ( Erbprinz Ernst August von Hannover, Herzog von Braunschweig und Lueneburg ) and his fiancee Ekaterina Malysheva at Hanover Market Church on July 8, 2017 in Hanover, Germany. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)

According to the German magazine “Bunte”, Prince Christian of Hanover (32) and his fiancee Alessandra de Osma (25) will get married get married in March 2018. The couple will marry in the bride’s native Lima, Peru and the celebrations will last from the 15th to the 17th. Prince Christian is the younger son of Prince Ernst August of Hanover and his first wife Chantal Hochuli. The couple has been dating … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Queen Noor In South Africa

  November 3, 2017 at 3:00 am by

President Mandela and Queen Noor

November 3, 1995: Attending the 1995 annual congress of the United World Colleges, held in Johannesburg, Queen Noor of Jordan is seen speaking with South Africa’s President, Nelson Mandela. The Queen has been President of the United World Colleges – “a global education movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future” – since 1995, a position President Mandela also held from 1995 … Continue reading

Prince Jigme Namgyel Steals The Show During Official Visit to India

  November 2, 2017 at 10:21 pm by

Prince Jigme of Bhutan

At a mere 20 months, Bhutan’s Prince Jigme Namgyel has shown himself to be a budding diplomat, as he charmed his way through India’s political leaders this week while accompanying his parents, King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jestun Pema, on an official visit to the country. The little Prince – dressed in a traditional Bhutanese gho – calmly held hands with the Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj upon the family’s arrival to the … Continue reading

Queen Máxima in Nigeria For UN Inclusive Finance Role

  November 2, 2017 at 8:04 pm by

Queen Maxima

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands paid a three-day visit to Nigeria this week. On Tuesday, Queen Máxima visited the Subol Hospital in Lagos. During the visit to the hospital, the Queen was informed about the program that helps the poorest part of the population to apply for health insurance through the mobile phone. This … Continue reading

Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family Honour Deceased Family Members

  November 2, 2017 at 10:40 am by

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Grand Duke Henri

At the Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Luxembourg City on Thursday, members of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg attended a mass of commemoration in honour of deceased members of their family, as part of All Soul’s Day. Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich led the mass, before the family headed to the crypts beneath the Cathédrale for a special blessing. Those attending the mass were Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, the Hereditary Grand Ducal … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla In Singapore, Day Two

  October 31, 2017 at 8:30 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had their first full day of engagements in Singapore today, the second day of their South-East Asian tour. An official welcoming ceremony took place at the Istana, where Prince Charles and the Duchess met with President Halimah Yacob. Charles and Camilla later visited the Cenotaph in the Singaporean capital, laying wreaths at the base in memory of Singaporean military personnel who have … Continue reading

Royals in Denmark and Norway Mark 500 Years Since The Reformation

  October 31, 2017 at 8:28 pm by

Queen Margrethe

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation was celebrated in Denmark and Norway today, with members of each respective country’s royal family in attendance. At Christiansborg Palace, the Danish Parliament, the Danish Royal Family attended the government’s official commemoration of the anniversary, where Queen Margrethe II delivered a speech, saying that “the Denmark we know today can not be imagined without the Reformation.”  A concert was hosted in the evening at the DR … Continue reading

Norway Almost Had A ‘Princess Tyra Eufemia’, Mette-Marit Reveals At Exhibition Opening

  October 31, 2017 at 2:50 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

During her visit to Erkebispegården in Trondheim on Tuesday afternoon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway revealed that she and her husband, Crown Prince Haakon, considered naming their firstborn daughter ‘Tyra Eufemia’. The Crown Princess said that they ended up deciding that the combination – names of two Norwegian medieval Queens: Tyra of Denmark, wife of Olav I, and Eufemia of Rügen, wife of Haakon V Magnusson – was “so special that they did not dare”, … Continue reading

Pregnant Kate Visits National Tennis Centre For Kid’s Coaching Sessions

  October 31, 2017 at 9:38 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge

As patron of the Lawn Tennis Association, the Duchess of Cambridge has today visited the National Tennis Centre in London to view Tennis For Kids coaching sessions. Catherine – who donned a black and white tracksuit and Nike runners – joined the youngsters for a number of tennis-focused drills on Court 1, working with them on ball and racquet tasks to improve their hand-eye coordination. She later took part in … Continue reading

‘Inspiring’: Prince William Presents Pride of Britain Awards

  October 30, 2017 at 7:03 pm by

Prince William

The Duke of Cambridge presented awards to the unsung heroes of the British community on Monday night during the Pride of Britain Awards at the Grosvenor Hotel in London. He said that “we should all take a moment to understand and appreciate all emergency services personnel and what they achieve in their communities” as he presented the Emergency Services Award to the Grenfell Firefighters in recognition of their bravery and dedication … Continue reading

Queen Rania On Visit To Al-Bayoudha Village

  October 30, 2017 at 5:45 pm by

Queen Rania

On Monday, Queen Rania of Jordan paid a visit to the village of Al-Bayoudha for meetings with members of the local community who have worked tirelessly to promote community development programs to benefit those who live there. Her meetings focused around the Abdulrahman Bin Awf Charitable Society and the Al Balqa’ Institute for Innovation, both of which had developed various programs to encourage the local villagers to make the most of the natural resources … Continue reading

Denmark’s Princesses Out and About For Their Patronages

  October 30, 2017 at 5:01 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Two of Denmark’s working Princesses were out and about on Monday, supporting their respective charities during events in Vejle and Copenhagen. Crown Princess Mary, in her role as patron of the Danish Stroke Association, attended a symposium at the Hotel Vejlefjord on the topic of brain injury research. The symposium was held to mark World Stroke Day, which is on October 29. During the event, the Crown Princess – in a … Continue reading

White Tweed For Spain’s Queen At ‘Rey Jaime I’ Awards

  October 30, 2017 at 3:39 pm by

Queen Letizia

The Queen of Spain donned a white tweed dress as she presented the 29th edition of the ‘Rey Jaime I’ Awards in Valencia. While the frock was a timeless classic, many were not enthralled by the shiny silver belt Letizia chose to accessorise with. Queen Letizia presented a number of professors and scholars with the award, which aims to unite research, science and businesses across Spain to promote development. The Queen in her speech during … Continue reading

Queen Sonja Suffering Back Pain, Cancels Engagements

  October 30, 2017 at 3:24 pm by

Queen Sonja of Norway

A spokesperson for the Norwegian Royal Court has confirmed that due to back pain, Queen Sonja has been forced to cancel her two engagements in Trondheim on Tuesday. “This is because the Queen has been hurt and therefore has to set aside her program tomorrow. The Crown Princess steps in for the Queen,” Sven G. Gjeruldsen said to Norwegian media on Monday afternoon. He reiterated there was no cause for concern for the 80-year-old Queen’s … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Begin Tour of Singapore

  October 30, 2017 at 3:15 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in Singapore

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall kicked off their autumn tour on Monday, as Prince Charles arrived in Singapore. He was greeted by his wife, who – as she does usually when touring hotter climates – arrived in the region several days earlier, at their hotel before they met with athletes and para-athletes who will be competing for Singapore in next year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Charles and … Continue reading

Interview With Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein

  October 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm by


The hereditary princess of Liechtenstein gave an interview to the ‘Volksblatt’, a local publication. The princess, born as a princess of Bavaria, has turned 50 years old on Sunday. On the question how it feels to be 50, the princess answered: “Very good, I wouldn’t like to be younger”. The princess also says that she will celebrate her birthday in small circle. She told about her childhood in Wildbad Kreuth, … Continue reading

Prince and Princess of Prussia Move to Potsdam

  October 30, 2017 at 1:43 pm by

Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia

Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, head of Germany’s former Imperial family will move to Potsdam, near Berlin. In 2011 he married in Potsdam to Princess Sophie of Isenburg. The couple has four children: twins Carl Friedrich and Louis Ferdinand (2013), Emma Marie (2015) and Heinrich (2016). Potsdam is an appropriate choice as the town was the favorite residence of his ancestors, Prussia’s Hohenzollern rulers. In and around the city there … Continue reading

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