Short break for the Dutch Crown Princely family in Friesland

  May 25, 2009 at 8:57 pm by

An archive photo shows the Oranges on the Groene Draek, with a baby Princess Alexia on the left

Prince Willem-Alexander, Princess Maxima and their daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane took a short holiday break at Friesland, at the region of Frisia. The region is a popular touristic area of the Netherlands, where people visit its lakes and islands of the Wadden Sea. The family seems to have opted to do just that, and is doing so aboard the Groene Draek, sailboat of HM Queen Beatrix. The yacht … Continue reading

Prince and Princess of Asturias to Visit Colombia and El Salvador

  May 25, 2009 at 7:17 pm by

Standard of the Prince of Asturias

Tomorrow, May 26, Prince Felipe and Princess Letiza will leave Madrid to begin a four-day official visit to Colombia upon the invitation of its President, Alvaro Uribe. Their Royal Highnesses will arrive on Tuesday 4:00pm at Bogotá where President Uribe and his wife, Lina Moreno, will host a welcome dinner in their honour. During their stay, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, most of the time accompanied by the Presidential couple, … Continue reading

Zara Phillips appears with some unfamiliar (and familiar) faces

  May 25, 2009 at 12:14 pm by

The Princess Royal and Zara Phillips

This week was an eventful one for Zara Phillips, daughter of the Princess Royal. Fans who were used to seeing Zara on Toytown or Ardfield Magic Star were surprised on Thursday to see Zara with some new faces at the Lackham horse trials in Wiltshire, England. This was followed by a rousing win at the racetrack on Saturday of a Zara-trained horse at Bredawardine. Racehorse owner and proud mum, Princess … Continue reading

Prince Hubertus Weds American In Coburg

  May 25, 2009 at 4:52 am by

Click on image to see photo at Daylife

Hereditary prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha married the American investment banker Kelly Jeanne Rondestvedt this weekend in Coburg, Germany. The couple was married in a civil ceremony on 21 May. On friday night there was a party with a German-American thee in a tent net to Castle Callenberg, the residence of the dukes of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. On saturday 23 May at 12 PM the religious ceremony started at … Continue reading

Big Brother For Dutch Royals?

  May 25, 2009 at 4:10 am by

Click to see larger image at www.ecb.int

According to a new proposal from the Netherlands’ largest opposition party SP (Socialist Party), the members of the royal family have to explain precisely how they spend their days and what they are doing with the 119 million Euros that the royal family costs each year. Newspaper ‘De Telegraaf’ reports that SP parlamentarian Ronald van Raak will ask the minister of internal affairs, Guusje Ter Horst for a annual report … Continue reading

Qatar’s Crown Prince in South Korea

  May 25, 2009 at 3:07 am by

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad

Qatar’s Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani is in South Korea for a two-day official visit to boost diplomatic and economic ties. Sheikh Tamim is scheduled to hold talks with President Lee Myung-bak, Prime Minister Han Seung-soo to discuss ways to strengthen ties in various fields from politics to culture, Sheikh Tamim will also meet with other government officials. Qatar is the world’s largest supplier of liquefied natural … Continue reading

May 2009 Newsletter: The 1930s

  May 24, 2009 at 3:06 pm by

The Royal Forums Logo

This newsletter focuses on the 1930s, a transitional period for monarchies, with republics having been established in previously long-term monarchies such as Russia and Germany. The world was in a postwar depression, and Germany was rearming and showing signs of aggression toward its European neighbours. Japan was pursuing its policy of dominance throughout East Asia, and Britain and France were trying to recover from World War I. By the end … Continue reading

Presentation of the Charlemagne Prize & Audiences

  May 24, 2009 at 5:15 am by

Click here to see the image from the Cour Grand-Ducale

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa attended the International Charlemagne Prize ceremony at the Hotel de Ville of Aix-la-Chapelle, which was presented to Dr. Andrea Riccardi, historian and founder of the Community of Sant’Egidio. For more information, please see this thread. The Grand Duke also received this week in audience the Secretary-General of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, HE Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, during his official visit … Continue reading

Princess Märtha opens “VIVIL-games”

  May 24, 2009 at 3:28 am by

Click at the image to see it at kongehuset.no

On May 23rd Princess Märtha Louise atteneded the traditional VIVIL-games at Nadderud Stadium in Stabekk outside Oslo. More then 640 people took part in the games which contained of sports like boccia, handball, football or swimming. The “Vivil-games” celebrate their 30th jubilee this year. Princess Märtha openened this year’s games. You can find her opening speech here. Some more information about the games can be found here. Here you can … Continue reading

Saudi King To Open Forum

  May 23, 2009 at 3:54 pm by

View the image at Daylife

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Al Saud on Sunday evening will open the the first Cooperative Societies Forum in the capital city Riyadh. The three-day forum will look at development of cooperative societies and use of information technology work in the Kingdom. A few representatives from East and South Asia as well as the Middle East and the Gulf will participate and will relate their countries experience … Continue reading

Monaco Grand Prix Begins With Charity Match

  May 23, 2009 at 6:13 am by

See More at ABACA

The roar of practice races through the streets of Monaco and high priced tickets mean the beginning of the F1 Grand Prix de Monaco is near. This year’s 67th Grand Prix, is scheduled to officially begin today. To start the events, Monaco’s sporting mad Prince hosted his annual pre-F1 soccer match in Monaco’s Louis II Stadium. The friendly match pits members of the F1 racing teams as “Nazionale Piloti” against … Continue reading

Te Puea Hèrangi, A Māori Princess

  May 22, 2009 at 1:05 pm by

Te Puea Hèrangi, Māori Princess

Te Puea Hèrangi was born the granddaughter of the second Māori King, Tawhiao, in 1883. Te Puea is recognised as having been a famous and influential leader for Māori, with many great achievements throughout her life. One of the most notable occasions where she was a rallying point for Māori people was during World War I, when she objected to conscription. Te Puea made her farm available to those escaping … Continue reading

Crown Princess Letizia: Five Years, Five Classic Outfits

  May 22, 2009 at 12:46 pm by

Letizia's classic outfits

Crown Prince Felipe and Crown Princess Letizia celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary on the 21st May. The Princess has worn some classic outfits and to mark the couple’s anniversary we have gathered five of her most famous outfits. The Armani engagement trouser suit – 6th November 2003 image Few royal watchers will forget Felipe and Letizia’s engagement as she controversially wore an Giorgio Armani white trouser suit accessorised with black … Continue reading

Father-Daughter Date for Sweden’s Bernadottes

  May 22, 2009 at 4:41 am by

Click to see the image at royalcourt.se

It was a father-daughter double on Wednesday May 20th in Sweden, when King Carl XVI Gustaf and his eldest daughter Crown Princess Victoria attended an event together at the Tyresta National Park and Nature Reserve. The event was the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF)’s annual meeting, so the location was completely fitting of the occasion. As the President of the Trustees for the WWF, the King led the meeting; before a … Continue reading

Prince and Princess of Asturias’ 5th Wedding Aniversary

  May 22, 2009 at 3:37 am by

See more images at Casareal

Today Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia are celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary, and they have decided to celebrate it, working for Spain! At least, that was their pledge five years ago: “The commitment that today Letizia and I have assumed, transcends of the merely personal commitment. Since that I was a child, I’ve been very aware of my institutional responsibilities and the loyalty to the King and the sense of … Continue reading

New Article at The Royal Articles – Princess Louise of Belgium: ‘Eve after the Fall of Man’

  May 22, 2009 at 3:10 am by

The Royal Articles

A new article on Princess Louise of Belgium has been published on The Royal Articles. A short description of the article is as follows: “After an unhappy childhood in the court of her father King Leopold II, Princess Louise Marie of Belgium gained some freedom in her marriage to Prince Philip of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. However, the couple drifted apart, and Louise finally found happiness with Count Geza Mattachich. Her life with … Continue reading

Danish Fashion for the Greek State Visit – Day 2

  May 21, 2009 at 9:17 pm by

Princess Mary and the Greek First Lady

On the second day of the Greek state visit, Crown Princess Mary wore a mainly yellow dress. It also featured brown spots and some blue and brown detailing at the hemline, and has a built-in belt. The princess teamed the dress with a dark grey jacket and turquoise/blue jewellery. Dark coloured peep-toe pumps completed the look. Later that day, the royal family attended a dinner and concert where Queen Margrethe … Continue reading

Jordanian Royals Attend Air Show

  May 21, 2009 at 3:09 pm by

Queen Rania and King Abdullah

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and their children, Prince Hussein, Princess Salma and Prince Hashem attended on Wednesday an air show which was organized by the military in cooperation with the British Embassy. The air show was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the King’s accession. The royals watched the Jordanian Red Falcons and the British Red Arrows. After the show, King Abdullah … Continue reading

BNP Leader goes to Buckingham Palace?

  May 21, 2009 at 1:27 pm by

Buckingham Palace

I’m sure HM the Queen has had to deal with situations ranging from silly to the downright diabolical, but this one must take the cake. The Queen, who is the figurehead for the entire commonwealth, might have to welcome a convicted criminal to her Summer Garden Party. As if that weren’t insult enough, apparently it all so that someone can make some political hay out of the invitation that is … Continue reading

Danish State Visit from Greece Continues

  May 20, 2009 at 11:29 pm by

Click to see the images from Billed Bladet

The State Visit from Greece to Denmark continued yesterday, with the Crown Prince and Princess stepping into the spotlight and accompanying President Papoulias and First Lady Papoulia to the various engagements that were attended. Crown Prince Frederik was first to step up to the plate, viewing an energy exhibition at the Danish Ministry of Environment with the visitors. They visited the off-shore wind farm near Copenhagen Harbour. The trio then … Continue reading

Page 137 of 170« First...102030...135136137138139...150160170...Last »
Royal News to your Email

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox. Just sign up below and we will send you an email when the latest royal news is posted.

Close [X]