Dutch Royals At “Appeltjes van Oranje 2016”

  May 26, 2016 at 10:17 am by

The Dutch Royals with some of the 2016 Apples van Orange winners

This morning, Thursday May 26, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, joined by Princess Beatrix, took part at the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2016” award ceremony at Palace Noordeinde in The Hague. The theme of this year’s award was: “Do yourself together!” and was focused on communal facilities. Koningin Máxima reikt Appeltjes van Oranje 2016 uit in Paleis Noordeinde @OranjeFonds grote appel voor De Gaveborg pic.twitter.com/DeERnB9BjH — Patrick van Katwijk (@Patrickvkatwijk) May … Continue reading

Elizabeth II Attends Royal Artillery’s Tercentenary

  May 26, 2016 at 10:02 am by

Queen Elizabeth

As the Captain-General of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Queen Elizabeth today was present at a review in Wiltshire to mark the 300th anniversary of the regiment’s formation. She arrived in the State Review Range Rover wearing a pale pink tweed coat and frock from Karl Ludwig, before inspecting an armoured parade and watching a live fire display. The Queen also gave a speech at the event in which she praised … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde and Queen Máxima Attend Session of the Queen Elisabeth Competition Piano Finals

  May 26, 2016 at 7:37 am by

The two Queens at the music competition

At the invitation of Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, last night Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was present at the third session of the piano finals for the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition at the Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR in Brussels. #QEIMC #piano: 3rd session of the finals of the Queen Elisabeth Competition-Piano 2016 @BOZARbrussels @QEIMCBelgium pic.twitter.com/rEFJDHbFfK — Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) May 25, 2016 After … Continue reading

Special Royal Edition of Winnie-the-Pooh Released as Both Book Characters and the Queen Turn 90

  May 26, 2016 at 7:14 am by

A special royal birthday edition of Winnie-the-Pooh

Queen Elizabeth and Prince George have appeared in a special birthday edition if children’s classic Winnie-the-Pooh, to celebrate the 90th birthdays of both the monarch and the beloved fictional bear. The Queen is shown on a walkabout outside Buckingham Palace where she receives a birthday poem from Winnie the Pooh. Prince George is depicted being given a red balloon from Piglet. The storyline is that Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet and Eeyore … Continue reading

Three Royals As Godparents for Prince Oscar

  May 26, 2016 at 5:57 am by

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Oscar

The Swedish Royal Court has announced the godparents of little Prince Oscar ahead of his christening tomorrow. Oscar’s godparents are Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Oscar Magnuson and Hans Åström. Princess Madeleine is no surprise, considering Crown Princess Victoria’s brother is godparent to her eldest child; while the two other royals are also unsurprising considering the close relationship between the Scandinavian … Continue reading

Prince Philip Opens New Water Reservoir, 50 Years After Opening the First

  May 25, 2016 at 8:43 pm by

Prince Philip

The Duke of Edinburgh dropped by Cambridgeshire today to open a new £28 million water storage reservoir at Grafham Water. Back in 1965, Prince Philip opened the original reservoir. At today’s event, he met with a number of individuals who were there for that opening and who have worked at the facility in the years since. He also raised a new flag to represented Grafham Water that was designed by … Continue reading

Jordanian Royals Celebrate 70th Anniversary of Independence

  May 25, 2016 at 6:11 pm by

The Jordanian Royal Family

Joined by family members and senior Jordanian officials, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan attended on Wednesday the annual Independence Day ceremony that took place at the royal palaces in the capital Amman. Our Royal Family during the 70th Anniversary of Independence Day #May25JO #LoveJO @QueenRania pic.twitter.com/0k2EjTjOSl — Betty Khoury (@BettyKhoury) May 25, 2016 The couple were also accompanied by their children, Crown Prince Hussein, Princess Salma and … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander Speaks At the European Parliament

  May 25, 2016 at 4:26 pm by

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On the occasion of the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, today Wednesday May 25, held a speech at the European Parliament reunited in plenary session in Brussels. The King began his speech recalling the terroristic attacks happened in Brussels two months ago. He also talked about the refugee emergency that afflicts the Member States of the European Union. King Willem-Alexander stressed the … Continue reading

Mary’s ‘Free From Bullying’ Program Hits Nurseries and Daycare Centres

  May 25, 2016 at 9:56 am by

Crown Princess Mary

Back in 2007, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark launched the ‘Free From Bullying’ program through her foundation in conjunction with Save the Children in an effort to reduce the amount of bullying amongst children. Up until now, it has been focused on kindergartens and primary schools, but yesterday it was officially launched in nursery schools and daycare centres. The Princess launched the program at the centre Stien og Sommerfuglen in Vallensbæk, where she … Continue reading

A Busy Day for Queen Máxima

  May 25, 2016 at 9:29 am by

Queen Maxima

This morning, Her Majesty Queen Máxima attended the launch of a fundraising campaign organized by NPO Radio 4 at the primary school De Kruisboelijn in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. LTV NIEUWS – Koningin Maxima op bassisschool in Den Bosch ontvangen op klanken van Bolero https://t.co/Mh5PPE9xun pic.twitter.com/EAPKpTaMoa — LTV Nieuwslink (@LTV_Televisie) May 25, 2016 The project aims to raise money and musical instruments for the Instrument Depot Leerorkest, an organization that provides musical education for … Continue reading

Princess Anne Unveils Restored Bell From Sunken Battlecruiser HMS Hood

  May 25, 2016 at 9:20 am by

The Princess Royal

The Princess Royal paid a visit to Portsmouth yesterday to official unveil the restored bell from the battlecruiser HMS Hood that was sunk by the Germans during the Second World War. At midday, Princess Anne, the patron of the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard that will house the bell, struck the bell in front of  descendants of the 1,415 crew members who perished during its sinking on May 24, … Continue reading

On This Day: Wedding of King Hussein and Princess Muna

  May 25, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Princess Muna and King Hussein on their wedding day

On this day in 1961, the late King Hussein got married to Princess Muna (née Antoinette Avril Gardiner) in Amman. Jordan’s King had been married before to Princess Dina, with whom he had a daughter, Princess Alia. The royal wedding took place at Zahran Palace. Days before, Muna, who was born in England, converted to Islam and took the name of Muna Al Hussein. On the morning of the wedding, they celebrated … Continue reading

By George, He Could Be A Policeman Yet

  May 25, 2016 at 8:31 am by

Prince George tries out a police motorbike

Following in his father’s footsteps, Prince George became PC George for a couple of minutes after getting to sit on a police motorbike yesterday. Princes William and Henry did the same stunt when visiting the police force back in November 1987. Catherine was taking her children on a walk through the grounds of Kensington Palace after watching Princess Anne take off in the royal helicopter for her day of engagements … Continue reading

Crown Princess Margareta Visits Galaţi

  May 25, 2016 at 4:47 am by

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Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, and her husband, Prince Radu visited the city of Galaţi as part of her “inter-generational” project to support both children and the elderly by building “intergenerational centres”.  The project is being supported by the Community Foundation Galati and shipyard firm Damen Shipyards Galati in the area. The idea of the intergenerational centres is to create a place for … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Turns 50

  May 25, 2016 at 1:00 am by

Princess Laurentien in Colombia

Born on May 25, 1966 as Petra Laurentien Brinkhorst and now known as Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands celebrates her 50th birthday today. Her parents are the former Dutch minister of Economic Affairs, Laurens Jan Brinkhorst and Jantien Brinkhorst-Heringa and she has one brother. She went to school in The Netherlands, then her family moved to Tokyo where she graduated from the Lycée français. Her family moved to Tokyo when … Continue reading

A Right Royal Party

  May 24, 2016 at 11:00 pm by

Garden party

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and The Duke of Kent all attended a garden party today at Buckingham Palace. William and Catherine both attended their second party, with William last attended in 2002. Recycling Prince George’s christening outfit Catherine was glowing in Alexander McQueen, whilst The Queen chose to stick to old favourites … Continue reading

Princess Sirindhorn Visits Bhutan

  May 24, 2016 at 6:01 pm by

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Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand has started a four-day official visit to Bhutan this week, arriving at Paro International Airport yesterday where she was greeted by Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck.  Afterwards, the Princess took the opportunity of visiting the Kyichu Monastery in Paro to take some photographs and to view the magnificent scenery of Taktshang. Later on, Princess Sirindhorn  visited Wanakha Central School (CS) to check on … Continue reading

Queen Rania Visits A Girls School

  May 24, 2016 at 11:41 am by

Queen Rania

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited the Safout Secondary School for Girls in connection with 70th anniversary of Jordan’s Independence Day and the 100th anniversary of the Great Arab Revolt. During Queen Rania’s visit, she watched students preform and listened to them sing national songs. She then toured an exhibition at the school which had various displays of mosaic, pottery, and woven handcrafts made by the students. سعدت بزيارتي … Continue reading

To Sixty More! The Duke of Edinburgh Awards Mark Milestone Anniversary in 2016

  May 24, 2016 at 10:00 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh Awards Logo

As The Duke of Edinburgh celebrates his 95th birthday this year, I want to take a look back at the astonishing life of this great individual starting with something that has been a part of my life and that of many, many others. The Duke of Edinburgh Award and International Award is available in 14 countries but Awards modelled on The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award are presented by sponsoring organisations … Continue reading

On This Day: Empress Elisabeth Opens Her Hermes Villa

  May 24, 2016 at 8:24 am by

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On this day 130 years ago in 1886, Empress Elisabeth of Austria aka Sisi opened her new palace in the Lainzer Tiergarten in Vienna. Construction on the palace, orginally called “Villa Waldruh,”  started in the summer of 1881. Emperor Franz Joseph hoped to encourage his wife -who longed for peace and soltitude- to remain in Vienna and stop her travels by providing her a secluded residence near the Austrian capital. … Continue reading

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