Two Exhibitions For One Princess!

  June 9, 2016 at 11:16 am by

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Her Royal Highness Princess Maria of Romania has viewed two exhibitions this week. On Tuesday, the Princess visited the National Theatre in Bucharest where a photographic exhibition is currently on show entitled “King Michael, A Happy Childhood”, with a number of previously unpublished images of the princess’s father, King Mihai I. The photos all come from three different sources: the photographer Joseph Berman, the Royal House’s own archives and the … Continue reading

Babies Galore! Prince Daniel Welcomes Parent Group During Tour of Royal Palace

  June 9, 2016 at 8:24 am by

Prince Daniel with 'Swedish with Baby' group members

Prince Daniel probably anticipates some time away from the tiny humans when he heads off to his engagements, but that was not the case yesterday as he welcomed the parent group ‘Swedish with Baby’ during their tour of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The royal joined up with the group in the Karl XI Gallery, spending a short time chatting with them before taking some photos and the group continued the … Continue reading

The British Royal Celebration of the Year Has Arrived!

  June 9, 2016 at 7:59 am by

Queen Elizabeth on her 90th birthday

With the service of thanksgiving on Friday, this marks the start of the true 90th Celebrations for Her Majesty’s milestone birthday. We have events spread over two weeks, including the famous Royal Ascot with the expected appearance of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, while Trooping of Colour on Saturday may just see Princess Charlotte on the balcony for the first time as well. Troops practicing for Trooping the Colour … Continue reading

A Busy Day for Queen Máxima

  June 8, 2016 at 6:45 pm by

Queen Maxima

This morning, Wednesday June 8, Her Majesty Queen Máxima, as member of the Dutch Committee for Entrepreneurship and Finance, paid a working visit to Eindhoven where she met students from the Jan van Brabant College and the Summa College. Jongeren die kennis willen maken met ondernemen volgen lesprogramma EigenBaas @qredits https://t.co/LgKizYOHag pic.twitter.com/Uw4ShlyIo6 — Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) June 8, 2016 The visit took place at the Summa College and it was … Continue reading

State Visit – From Sweden to Bhutan – Arrival

  June 8, 2016 at 4:46 pm by

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Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have arrived at Paro Airport in Bhutan on their first State Visit to the country at the invitation of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. They were greeted by Her Royal Highness Princess Kezang Choden Wangchuck and Her Royal Highness Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck, both sisters of the Bhutanese King, as well as other officials. Queen Silvia looked elegant and comfortable … Continue reading

Harry’s Latest ‘Girlfriend’? Ellie Goulding, According to The Sun

  June 8, 2016 at 10:09 am by

Prince Harry and Ellie Goulding in 2014

According to The Sun, Prince Harry has embarked on a new relationship – with songstress Ellie Goulding. The pair were supposedly seen “canoodling” at a party following the Audi Polo Challenge two weekends ago, sources inform The Sun‘s Dan Wootton (who last September reported Harry was getting back together with former long-time love Chelsy Davy). Harry and Ellie apparently “only had eyes for each other all night” according to the source, who also says … Continue reading

New Photograph of the Adult Members of the Danish Royal Family

  June 8, 2016 at 9:54 am by

The Danish Royal Family

The Danish Royal Court has released a new photograph of Queen Margrethe with members of her family today. She is joined by Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie in the photo that was taken on April 16, her birthday, at Amalienborg by Steen Brogaard.

Buckingham Palace Made of…Jelly?

  June 8, 2016 at 9:08 am by

Buckingham palace made of jelly

As part of the Patron’s Lunch this coming weekend to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday, Pimm’s – who is the official drinks provider for the party – has created a replica of Buckingham Palace, made of jelly. It took three men 200 hours to create, is over a metre long and weighs 35kg. 35litres of champagne and Pimm’s No. 1 were used to make the model. A number of jelly corgis … Continue reading

A New Grandson for Infanta Pilar, Days After Son’s Wedding

  June 8, 2016 at 8:46 am by

Fernando Gómez-Acebo and his wife Nadia

Hola! reports in their magazine this week that Infanta Pilar’s youngest son, Fernando Gómez-Acebo, married his girlfriend Nadia Halamandari on May 31 in a small ceremony in the bride’s native Greece. They also report that the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Nicolás, five days later on June 5. The infant weighed in at a health 3.7kg. He is the tenth grandchild of Infanta Pilar, sister of former King … Continue reading

An Awesome Foursome Visit to Wales

  June 7, 2016 at 5:24 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

A visit to Wales was on the agenda for the four most senior royals in Britain today, as Queen Elizabeth was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall for the opening of the Fifth Session of the National Assembly for Wales. “The Assembly can be proud of the way it has engaged with a broad audience across Wales and beyond, to create … Continue reading

More Tax Trouble For Spanish Royals

  June 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm by

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The Spanish media reported that even more Spanish royals have some explaining to do. Four more royals have been added to the -long- list of Spanish royals that have been evading taxes. This time  Infanta Alicia of Spain, Princess of the Two Sicilies, née Princess of Bourbon-Parma (98) is named. The princess is a great-aunt of king Felipe VI. Apart from Infanta Alicia also her son, the late infante Carlos, … Continue reading

Dom Duarte Parties With Monarchists

  June 7, 2016 at 3:26 pm by

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Dom Duarte, Duke of Bragança and head of the Portuguese royal family attended a neighbourhood party in the Santo António neighbourhood of Lisbon on June 3rd. The party was held in the Amoreiras gardens by the local neighbourhood association. The Duke and his family do not live in the neighbourhood but in the posh town of Sintra, west of Lisbon. He did attend the party for another reason: Lisbon’s monarchist … Continue reading

On This Day: Death of Sweden’s Catholic Queen Josefina

  June 7, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Queen Josefina of Sweden and Norway

140 years ago, Queen Josefina of Sweden passed away at the age of 69. She is most well-known for her deeply held Catholic faith, as well as for the magnificent jewels that she brought to the Bernadotte family. After marrying Crown Prince Oscar of Sweden in 1823, Josefina – who was born in March 1807 to the first Duke of Leuchtenberg and his wife Princess Augusta of Bavaria – made a triumphant … Continue reading

First Photos of The Bourbon-Parma Princess Gloria

  June 7, 2016 at 9:02 am by

Prince Jaime and Princess Viktoria with their two daughters

The first photos of month-old Princess Gloria of Bourbon-Parma have been published today by Blauw Bloed. They show the newborn with her parents, Prince Jaime and Princess Viktória, and her elder sister Zita at the family’s home in Rome. Gloria was born on May 9th. Nieuwe familiefoto's prins Jaime! Bekijk ze nu: https://t.co/A7vdcVkosX #blauwbloed pic.twitter.com/3kQSH1mgIw — Blauw Bloed (@BlauwBloedtv) June 7, 2016

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit The Emile Verhaeren Exhibition

  June 7, 2016 at 8:33 am by

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Earlier today, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited the ‘Emile Verhaeren, een dichter voor Europa’ exhibition on late 19th – early 20th century poet Emile Verhaeren in Sint-Amands. The royals were welcomed by Sint-Amands mayor Peter Van Hoeymissen and Antwerp province governor Cathy Berx. The royals laid flower tribute on the grave of Emile Verhaeren. They then made their way by foot to the Verhaeren Museum where the poets work … Continue reading

Evening Concert Ends National Day Celebrations in Sweden

  June 6, 2016 at 7:28 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Princess Estelle

Sweden’s National Day has ended with the traditional concert at Skansen, performed by several local music acts as well the Skansen Folk Dance group. The Royal Family – including Princess Estelle – made their way to the arena by horse-drawn carriage. The women were all wearing the blue and yellow Swedish national costume. Earlier in the day, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were present at the citizenship ceremony at Nacka … Continue reading

Prince Harry Visits Boxing Club To Highlight Benefits of Sport for Vulnerable Youth

  June 6, 2016 at 7:06 pm by

Prince Harry

At a boxing club in south-east London, Prince Harry today met with a number of young people who have used the club to help improve their lives and help them feel empowered. The Prince spent time speaking with several boxers about what the Double Jab Amateur Boxing Club has done for them, and spoke the Club’s founder Patrick Harris about what the club was designed to achieve: discipline, a sense of … Continue reading

From Sweden to Bhutan – a State Visit!

  June 6, 2016 at 6:08 pm by

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H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf and H.M. Queen Silvia

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will pay a State Visit to the Kingdom of Bhutan on 8th June. The visit will last for three days with a variety of ceremonial, formal and less formal events planned. The invitation for the visit came from His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck earlier this year and accompanying the King and Queen of Sweden will be a … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – May 2016

  June 6, 2016 at 11:23 am by

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Here we go with the updates from our Royal Genealogy Threads, with the news from May 2016. Births: The month started with the birth, on 2 May, of Raiyah al Halawani, the first child and daughter of Mohammed al Halawani and his wife Princess Ayah bint Feisal of Jordan (a niece of King Abdullah II of Jordan). Raiyah was born short before her parents’ second wedding anniversary and is the … Continue reading

Baby Prince Alexander Helps Open The Palace on Sweden’s National Day

  June 6, 2016 at 8:14 am by

Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and Prince Alexander

Six-week-old Prince Alexander has joined his parents, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, this morning for the official ‘opening of the palace gates’ to mark National Day. Held in his mother’s arms, Alexander did not appear to be fussed by the cheering crowds as Carl Philip and Sofia (wearing the Swedish national costume) welcomed the public to tour the Royal Palace of Stockholm, free of charge, as per tradition. Further … Continue reading

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