On This Day: Beatrix Marries Claus

  March 10, 2016 at 7:30 am by

Beatrix and Claus on their wedding day in 1966

Today is the fiftieth wedding anniversary of the former Dutch monarch, Beatrix, and her late husband Claus. The pair were married back in 1966, first in a civil ceremony at the Amsterdam Town Hall and then in a religious ceremony held at the Westerkerk attended by 1,600 guests including royals for many of Europe’s royal houses. Beatrix and Claus shared numerous looks between themselves during the ceremony, presided over by Reverend Johannes … Continue reading

Tiara Surprise: State Banquet in Brussels

  March 10, 2016 at 7:22 am by

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Tiara events are rare in Belgium, but on Tuesday there was a State Banquet taking place at the Palace of Laeken in honor of the State Visit made by German President Joachim Gauck. Queen Mathilde reverted to her first own tiara, the laurel wreath tiara which she received as a wedding present from the Belgian nobility. This early 20th century jewel was the only tiara that the present Queen wore … Continue reading

State Visit from Germany to Belgium – Day Two

  March 9, 2016 at 10:48 pm by

The Belgian Monarchs with the Presidential Couple of Germany

On Wednesday March 9, the second day of the German state visit, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt paid a visit to the factory of the German luxury car manufacturer Audi based in Vorst. At their arrival, they were greeted by the CEO of Audi, Rupert Stadler, and the factory director, Patrick Danau. After the signing of the guest book took place a … Continue reading

Luxembourg’s Princess Tessy in Geneva with UNAIDS

  March 9, 2016 at 6:31 pm by

Princess Tessy of Luxembourg

Earlier this week, Princess Tessy paid a visit to Geneva to attend events organised by UNAIDS ahead of International Women’s Day, which is held annually on March 8. “Ending AIDS means respecting women’s and girl’s rights,” the Princess said in a promotional photo posted on her Instagram and the UNAIDS Twitter account. Tessy is a UNAIDS Global Ambassador for Young Women and Adolescent Girls. @unaidsglobal #humanrights #2030 #princesstessy #globaladvocateforyoungwomenandadolescentgirls @marcinlobaczdesigner … Continue reading

Princess Bea Takes The Stage on WE Day

  March 9, 2016 at 3:11 pm by

Princess Beatrice at the WE Day concert in Wembley

Princess Beatrice of York today was one of many well-knowns attending the annual WE Day concert at the SSE Arena, Wembley. She even took to the stage with good friend Holly Branson during the event, giving a short speech, as did singer Rita Ora. The Princess was also seen getting her dance on in the stands later on alongside Sam Branson. Bea kept her look simple – much as everyone … Continue reading

Queen Rania Visits A Popup Classroom Project

  March 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited a Popup Classroom project at the Princess Taghreed School for Girls in Amman. The popup classrooms are made from a modular prefabricated construction which are located outside the school’s buildings. Queen Rania toured the school along with the schools principle. She visited a few classrooms, talked to students about the initiative. During the tour, Her Majesty met with the school’s student parliament committee. … Continue reading

Queen Maxima Attends the Leerorkest Anniversary Concert

  March 9, 2016 at 12:08 pm by

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Queen Maxima attended the ten year anniversary of the Leerorkest (Learing-orchestra) in Amsterdam. The concert consisted of 1088 primary school children, the Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra, singers from the National Opera and soloists. Queen Maxima is the honorary chairman of “More Music in the Classroom” which supports the Leerorkest. Leerorkest aim is to teach students at school during schoolhours to play an instrument in a symphony way. It’s a way to … Continue reading

Buckingham Palace Makes Complaint Over ‘Queen Backs Brexit’ Headline

  March 9, 2016 at 10:17 am by

Queen Elizabeth II

Buckingham Palace has made an official complaint to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) this morning regarding The Sun‘s headline that Queen Elizabeth is in favour of breaking from the European Union. A spokesperson from the Palace said the complaint was “relating to clause one of the Editors’ Code of Practice” (which focuses on accuracy) and reiterated the monarch remains political neutral. The Sun today has a full front page bearing that headline … Continue reading

German President Arrives for Belgian State Visit

  March 8, 2016 at 9:48 pm by

The Belgian Monarchs with the President of Germany

The German President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt have begun a three-day State Visit to Belgium today, Tuesday March 8. Upon their arrival at the airport in Brussels, they were greeted by Didier Reynders, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Afterwards the President and Mrs Schadt were officially received by Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in the courtyard of the Royal Palace. The King with President Gauck inspected the guard … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary: “Equality is the Single Most Important Thing”

  March 8, 2016 at 7:13 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

Denmark’s Crown Princess tonight delivered a lengthy speech while attending an event with the the Danish Centre for Gender, Equality and Diversity at Vega in Copenhagen, fittingly on International Women’s Day. She began by making comparisons about what International Women’s Day means to women in different countries around the world: in countries like Denmark, women use it to celebrate what has been achieved to bring equality between genders, while in countries … Continue reading

Joint Engagement for Elizabeth and Charles To Celebrate Prince’s Trust Anniversary

  March 8, 2016 at 3:22 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles at the Prince's Trust anniversary visit

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles teamed up today for a visit to Kennington, where they were guests at The Prince’s Trust Centre to mark the charity’s 40th anniversary this year. Here, the two royals met with a number of young people who have benefitted from the Trust’s work in helping them find employment or assisting with their education. Also present for the event were two of the Trust’s ambassadors, actors … Continue reading

Queen Máxima at the “Global Alliance for Banking Values” Meeting

  March 8, 2016 at 10:09 am by

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As a Special Advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima attended today, Tuesday March 8, at the 8th Annual Meeting of the “Global Alliance for Banking Values” (GABV) held at the Triodos Bank in Zeist. The Queen took part at the panel discussion titled: “It’s Banking But Not As We Know It. Values-based Banking At a Crossroads”. The focus of the meeting was … Continue reading

Best Maternity Outfit: Crown Princess Victoria, 2015/16 Poll

  March 8, 2016 at 6:20 am by

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Time has flown since Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden announced her pregnancy. During her pregnancy, The Crown Princess was very active in Sweden and abroad, here is a poll of her fashion during the six months (from the announcement day) of her pregnancy. Click here to vote or on the image. The poll will close on March 14.

Queen Maxima Attends The Women Inc. Conference

  March 7, 2016 at 11:55 pm by

Queen Maxima

Queen Maxima of The Netherlands attended the Women Inc. conference in Corpus Oestgeest, The Netherlands. On arrival, Queen Maxima was welcomed by Oestgeest Mayor Emile Jaensch. The seminar was about the difference between men and women in healthcare, the changes in research and education which women can benefit from a better healthcare system. WOMEN Inc. is an independent organization that bring women together regardless of age, wealth and background. At the … Continue reading

Introducing Little Prince Oscar

  March 7, 2016 at 9:15 am by

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The Swedish Royal Court has released the first photograph of newborn Prince Oscar, son of the Crown Princess Couple. Wrapped up snug in a cream knitted blanket, the young Prince, born on March 2, sleeps soundly as his debut photograph is taken at Haga Palace.

The Cambridges Hit The Slopes

  March 7, 2016 at 6:35 am by

The Cambridges on vacation in the French alps

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have taken their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, to the French Alps for a short winter trip abroad. A photographer from the Press Association was asked to take a few photos of the family during their vacation, which is according to Kensington Palace the first time George and Charlotte had played in the snow. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, February 29-March 6

  March 7, 2016 at 4:37 am by

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This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image of a few outfits in this week’s poll. Voting closes on March 12.

The Skating Princess: Margriet Laps Up 10KM for Charity Fundraiser

  March 6, 2016 at 7:00 am by

Princess Margriet skates for cancer research

Watched on by her family – some of whom took to the ice themselves – Princess Margriet on Saturday skated 10km in the ‘Holland 100’ to help raise money for research and awareness of lymphoma. The fundraiser is organised by Lymph&Co, which was co-founded by Margriet’s son Prince Bernhard after his own battle with lymphoma a few years ago. Along with his mother, two of Bernhard’s brothers – Princes Maurits and … Continue reading

Annual Memorial Service Held at Tatoi

  March 5, 2016 at 5:50 pm by

The memorial service at Tatoi for King Paul and Queen Frederika

King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece were joined by several close family members today for the annual memorial service held at Tatoi to honour the late King Paul and Queen Frederika. Crown Prince Pavlos, Prince Nikolaos, Queen Sofia of Spain and Princess Irene (both daughters of Paul and Frederika) were present for the service, as were former staff of the family. Place Royale 9h15, la Famille de #Grèce réunie à … Continue reading

Tiara Surprise: Diplomatic Reception in Oslo

  March 5, 2016 at 12:47 pm by

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Yesterday, the Norwegian Royal Family has held a Dinner for new members of the diplomatic corps at the Palace in Oslo. It came as a surprise that photographers were allowed at this annual event. So for the first time there are pictures of the royal family procession into the reception room are out in public. King Harald and Queen Sonja were leading the way, followed by Crown Prince Haakon, Crown … Continue reading

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