The younger members of the Danish royal family have spent their winter vacation in Switzerland this past week. Both Princes Frederik and Joachim, and their families, spent the week in Verbier and Villars-Sur-Ollons respectively. Prince Joachim and his family offered a photo session for the press on February 13, inside a cafe nearby the chalet owned by Princess Marie’s family. Joachim and Marie were joined by the four children of the … Continue reading
Please vote in the January 2014 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll’s showcases 2013 Picture of the Yearand the second poll showcases Royal Wedding Cakes. The polls will remain open until 28 February 2014. Good Luck to all the participating teams!
Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, the Count of Bardi, was recently appointed as the Dutch Ambassador to the Vatican City. Prince Jaime has worked at the Netherland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for several years. Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, Count of Bardi was born on 13 October 1972 in Nijmegan, the Netherlands. He is the second son and third child of Princess Irene of the Netherlands (sister of the former Queen Beatrix) … Continue reading
Last Saturday, February 1st, in the convention center Ahoy in Rotterdam a thanksgiving party took place to celebrate the 33 years of the reign of Queen Beatrix. The party was attended by 4000 people and members of the Dutch Royal Family: King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, Princess Mabel, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, Prince Maurits, Princess Marilène, Prince Pieter-Christiaan, Princess Anita, Prince Floris, Princess … Continue reading
The Royal Hashemite Court of Jordan has denied press reports which had spread yesterday regarding an emergency landing for a helicopter carring King Abdullah II of Jordan during his visit to Mexico. The court stated through Petra news agency and on the official twitter accout that there was no emergency landing. The statement also said that the King’s helicopter had changed its direction on Friday due to bad weather conditions … Continue reading
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid an introductory visit to France on Thursday February 6th. The Royal Couple arrived in Paris by high speed train around noon, accompanied by Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders. Upon arrival in the French capital, the King and the Queen went near Pont de la Concorde where is situated an equestrian monument in memory of King Albert … Continue reading
This Friday marks the 15th death anniversary of the late King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan, who passed away on February 7th, 1999. The late Jordanian monarch was born in Amman on November 14th, 1935 as the eldest child of Crown Prince Talal bin Abdullah and Princess Zein Al Sharaf of Jordan (later the King and Queen). He inherited the throne at the age of 16 after the abdication of … Continue reading
Princess Anne has arrived in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics. She has been and will be joined by Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, Grand Duke Henri and Prince Félix of Luxembourg, former King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Princess Nora of Liechtenstein and Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan. Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, a member of the German House … Continue reading
King Abdullah II of Jordan has started a working visit to Mexico upon an invitation by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. In Mexico, the King will hold talks with the Mexican President as well as political and economic leaders. After his visit to Mexico, King Abdullah will head to the United States where he is scheduled to hold talks with the U.S. President Barack Obama in California. The last stop … Continue reading
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, reassured the people of the United Arab Emirates on the health of the President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Monaday. Sheikh Khalifa suffered a stroke and underwent surgery just over a week ago. Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince said, “The President’s state of health is stable and … Continue reading
It has all been under wraps who was designing Tatiana Santo Domingo’s wedding dress when she weds Andrea Casiraghi in a religious ceremony in Gstaad, Switzerland. Tatiana choose Valentino Haute Couture for the ceremony. According to a statement from the Italian fashion house, it reads “The House of Valentino is pleased to announce Tatiana Santo Domingo wearing Valentino Haute Couture dress and cape, designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo … Continue reading
On 1 February, 2014 it was announced that Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma and her husband Albert Brenninkmeijer are expecting their first child. Maria Carolina is a godmother to Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau’s daughter Eliane van Vallonhoven. Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, Marchioness of Sala was born on 23 June 1974 in Nijmegan, the Netherlands and is the youngest daughter of Princess Irene of the Netherlands (a sister of the … Continue reading
On Friday January 31th in Brussels, Queen Paola and Queen Mathilde visited the headquarter of the “Child Focus” foundation for a special occasion: Queen Mathilde was appointed as Honorary President of the foundation. The Queen succeeded to her mother-in-law Queen Paola, who was Honorary President since 2002. The mission of the foundation is to provide operational support to investigations surrounding the disappearance and sexual exploitation of children and to prevent … Continue reading
Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands turned 76 years old on January 31st. The former Queen Regnant of the Dutch Kingdom was born at the Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, Netherlands in 1938. Her parents were the future Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and her German husband, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. The Princess was baptised Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard at the Grote of Sint-Jacobskerk in the Hague in May 1938 .Among her godparents … Continue reading
The Hereditary Prince and Princess zu Fürstenberg have introduced their newborn son in a photograph released to the German media. Prince Tassilo Heinrich Christian was born on December 24th, and is the couple’s first child. Prince Christian and Princess Jeanette were married in September 2010. The photograph was taken at Schloss Heiligenberg, the family seat of the zu Fürstenbergs in Donaueschingen.
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel made a two day visit to Germany this week. They visited Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Essen. Before the visit, Crown Princess Victoria gave an interview, where she talked about subjects such as her duties as Queen and being a mother to Princess Estelle, in which she revealed that Estelle enjoys it when Victoria reads the Pipi Longstocking books to her, and she likes reading them … Continue reading
Accompanied by his wife, Queen Rania, King Abdullah II of Jordan spent part of his birthday, which was marked yesterday, visiting young patients at King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC), in Amman. The royal couple toured the centre’s several divisions including the Intensive Care Unit where Their Majesties checked on the condition of the children being treated there. During the visit, King Abdullah II ordered that the best available health care … Continue reading
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed Al Maktoum welcomed their fourth child, and second daughter, on January 23, 2014. The newborn baby has been named Sheikha Latifa. Her three older siblings are Sheikha Fatima (b. 2006), Sheikh Mohammed (b. 2007) and Sheikh Hamdan (b. 2011). Sheikh Manosur and Manal married in 2005. Sheikh Mansour has a son, Sheikh Zayed, from a previous marriage.
Announcing the winners of the December 2013 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: December 2013 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Sweden Second Place: Great Britain Third Place: Monaco Royals Dancing (December 2013 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: Norway Second Place: Great Britain Third Place: Jordan Congratulations to all winning teams!