It was announced yesterday that Duchess Donata of Oldenburg, the mother of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, has died after a long illness. She died on Saturday September 5. According to the statement released by her family, the Duchess died at a hospital in Traunstein, aged 65. The nature of her illness was not disclosed. Donata was born a Countess zu Castell-Rüdenhausen in June 1950, training as a nurse before she married … Continue reading
Swedish Princess Sofia has made her first solo overseas trip, representing the Royal Family at the Global Child Forum on Southern Africa held in Pretoria, South Africa on September 8. The Princess delivered a keynote address at the Forum, which was also attended by Dr Graça Machel, widow of South African President Nelson Mandela and also patron of the Forum, and Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, chairwoman of the African Union Commission. In … Continue reading
After over eight years of marriage, Countess Alexandra and Martin Jørgensen have filed for divorce it has been announced today. The announcement came from Countess Alexandra’s lawyer. The lawyer said that Martin has moved out of the couple’s home in Copenhagen. Alexander and Martin tied the knot on March 3, 2007, this was her second marriage. Her first marriage was to Prince Joachim. They were married for 10 years (1995 – … Continue reading
Today, Monday September 7, Princess Laurentien attended the launch of the 11th edition of the Literacy Week Opening in the square near the Parliament building in The Hague. During the event, the Princess presented the “National Literacy Awards”. The winners this year were “The Maternity Bird”, a social enterprise about maternity care; the children’s comic “Look and Read” and “Language and Parental Involvement / Language and Finance Parenting”, a foundation … Continue reading
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Prince Albert of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene attended the Princess Grace Awards in Monaco. The awards were presented by sponsor Christian Dior Couture at the Monaco Palace. The Princess Grace Awards is rewarded to new talents in theatre, dance and film through scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships. The 37 year old royal wore a floor length gown by Christian Dior Haute Couture from the Autumn/Winter 2015 collection. View image | … Continue reading
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Peter and Autumn Phillips attended the Braemar Highland Gathering in Aberdeen today. The royal family are regulars at the event, which is just a short drive from their Scottish home, Balmoral Castle. View image | gettyimages.com Just days before she reaches the milestone of becoming Britain’s longest reigning monarch, Elizabeth II was seen wearing a red suit and sharing a blanket with … Continue reading
This evening, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, The Crown Princess Couple, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia welcomed over 200 guests to the Royal Palace as they hosted Sverigemiddag, known as Sweden Dinner. Sweden Dinner is an official dinner hosted for people who have made significant contributions locally, regionally or nationally. It started in 2013 on the occasion of King’s 40 years on the throne. The Crown Princess announced her pregnancy … Continue reading
Today, September 4, 2015 the Swedish Royal Court announced that Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are expecting their second child. The statement says “Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are happy to announce that The Crown Princess is expecting their second child. The birth is expected to take place in March of 2016. No changes in the schedule of The Crown Princess Couple’s public engagements are planned during … Continue reading
Speaking to The Times, Mike Tindall has said he is a “hands-on dad” to his 20-month-old daughter Mia when wife Zara Phillips is busy with the horses. Mike said, “You’ve got to be a hands-on dad nowadays,” he said. “Plus Zara spends a lot of time with the horses, so I don’t have much choice in that sense.” The proud father also spoke of how he enjoys taking out Mia … Continue reading
Princess Marie opened the “Georg Jensen – An adventure in Danish silver” in Kolding. Dressed in a classic black suit, Princess Marie cut the red ribbon of the opening of the exhibition which is the largest exhibition of Danish silverware. Princess Marie listened to the castle’s CEO give a speech then toured the exhibition. The exhibition is being held in Jutland’s oldest royal castle. The exhibition is being held as … Continue reading
Today, Thursday September 3, Princess Laurentien attended the second edition of the National Water Savers Day in the Plein square in The Hague. The purpose of the event is to teach children and their families how to save energy in their daily lifestyle at home like having a five minute shower instead of nine minutes. During the event, the Princess along with other participants jumped roped for five minutes to show how long five … Continue reading
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited Trondheim. During the visit, the royals had three engagements and the purpose of the visit was research and innovation. The couple visited SINTEF Energy Lab where they attended the opening of the Foundation’s new energy laboratory. Prince Haakon gave the opening speech, they were then showed around the new facility and signed a plaque. Crown Prince couple also visited the Norwegian University … Continue reading
Earlier today, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark met the winners of the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship at Frederik VIII’s Palace. The Vice-Chancellor and Professor Peter Rathjen from the University of Tasmania was also present at the meeting. Crown Princess Mary met the winners, posed for photographs on the steps of the palace and then a reception was held in the Tapestry.
Spain’s former King, Juan Carlos I, has given an interview to journalist Carlos Herrera for his new radio program, Herrera en COPE, in which he praised the efforts of his son, King Felipe VI. “We have a great King with very many good qualities,” King Juan Carlos said of his son, stating that he was “very proud, excited and above all very pleased” to see how the change in reign has worked out, … Continue reading
The Crown Princess of Denmark today participated in an ‘inspiration meeting’ of 100 organisations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where they discussed ideas relating to next year’s Women Deliver conference (of which Mary is patron) that will be held Copenhagen for the first time. Also on the agenda was a celebration of “gender equality obtaining a clear and undeniable position in the Universal agenda” and that it has qualified as one … Continue reading
Belgium’s young royals today began the 2015-2016 school year, heading off in the company of their parents, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. The Duchess of Brabant, Prince Gabriel and Princess Eléonore were dropped off at the Sint-Jans Berchmans College, a Dutch school in Brussels, by their father, walking down the street together. 7-year-old Eléonore – almost dwarfed by her hot pink backpack, which matched both her pants and her hair clips – was … Continue reading
The Royal Mint has released the design of the £20 silver coin it has produced to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning British monarch. It has been designed by Stephen Taylor and features the five coinage portraits of the Queen that have been used on coins in the United Kingdom since 1952. “I wanted to convey how Queen Elizabeth has matured on the face of a coin, just like … Continue reading
Princess Marie was accompanied by her husband, Prince Joachim, and their children to the Tonder Festival this afternoon. kongehuset.dk had announced that Princess Marie would be attending the event with no other royals mentioned. The royals were joined by family friends and their children. The Princess has been patron of the Tønder Festival since 2009. Tønder Festival is a folk music festival which takes place in August.
Today, Queen Maxima of The Netherlands attended the Ambassador Days ‘cheer up’ event. This year, the ‘Cheer up’ Foundation celebrates it’s 20th anniversary and is a foundation that helps chronically ill child to attend a fun day, the day also includes the whole family. Queen Maxima wore a recycled Dolce and Gabbana dress which was perfectly matched with a hat, L.K. Bennett nude pumps and clutch.