On the Mend: Queen Paola Makes First Official Appearance Since Hip Surgery

  May 31, 2017 at 2:23 pm by

Queen Paola

At the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken on Wednesday, Queen Paola of Belgium had her first official public engagement since she underwent hip surgery in February. She was joined by her daughter, Princess Astrid, for the diploma presentation of the Queen Paola Prize for Teaching. The awards are presented yearly under a different theme by La Fondation Reine Paola. This year’s theme was ‘Science, Math and Techno: A Key to Our Future!’ and is awarded … Continue reading

Welcome to the Palace! Prince Philip Hosts London Youth

  May 31, 2017 at 11:50 am by

Prince Philip

The gardens of Buckingham Palace were alive with the youth of London on Wednesday as Prince Philip hosted a special gathering for young people involved with his patronage London Youth, to mark two milestones: his seventieth anniversary as their patron, and the organisation’s 130th anniversary. He watched as dozens of teens took part in various sporting activities, including fencing and rock wall climbing, on the grounds of the Palace, joking … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Visits Drapers’ Hall To Mark Seven Decades of Membership

  May 31, 2017 at 9:26 am by

Queen Elizabeth

It was a special visit for Queen Elizabeth to Drapers’ Hall in London today, as she celebrated seventy years of association with the Worshipful Company of Drapers, an organisation dating back to the 1360s when it was formed as a trade association of wool and cloth merchants. The Queen was made a Freeman of the Company, one of the ‘Great Twelve’ livery companies, on May 20, 1947. During a tour of the … Continue reading

Queen Rania Hosts An Iftar Banquet For Jordanian Women

  May 31, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Queen Rania

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah hosted an iftar banquet at Raghadan Palace yesterday. Invited for the iftar were active Jordanian women in the fields of education, civil society, and media. Queen Rania arrived before the iftar to greet the women. She was dressed in a lovely midi blue dress with long sleeves by Prabal Gurung. She wore printed pumps which she simply matched with black Fendi bag and a … Continue reading

Florals All Round! Mary, Victoria AND Sofia Opt For Flower Prints

  May 30, 2017 at 6:38 pm by

The Swedish and Danish Royals

Three royal ladies in Stockholm must have wanted to take advantage of the last days of spring on Tuesday, as they all donned floral prints for their engagements. Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia, along with Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary, displayed their floral attire during a luncheon at the Royal Palace of Stockholm hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia (who, in a plain blue suit, clearly didn’t … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Mark Sixty Years of Europa Press

  May 30, 2017 at 6:07 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

At the Hotel Villa Magna in Madrid on Tuesday evening, King Felipe and Queen Letizia helped to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Europa Press Agency. The King spoke at the dinner, saying that the media “must remain a pillar of freedom for communication, and equally remain independent and respectful of political and social plurality, defenders of democratic values.” Queen Letizia opted for a dove grey Nina Ricci midi dress featuring … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen Host Queen Elisabeth Music Competition Jury

  May 30, 2017 at 3:52 pm by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

The Queen Elisabeth Music Competition is now in its final week, and King Philippe and Queen Mathilde today hosted a reception at the Royal Palace of Brussels for members of the jury who will be deciding this year’s winner. This year the competition has been opened to cellists for the first time. Queen Mathilde, who is Honorary President of the QEMC, looked lovely in a lime green sleeveless dress with … Continue reading

The Busy Prince: Harry Hosts Garden Party, Meets Invictus Team

  May 30, 2017 at 3:25 pm by

Prince Harry

Prince Harry was out and about across London on Tuesday, first attending the launch of the British team for the 2017 Invictus Games before hosting a garden party at Buckingham Palace for the Not Forgotten Association. At the Tower of London in the morning, Harry was present for the official launch of the 90 athletes who will be representing the UK at this year’s Invictus Games in Toronto. Doing the following … Continue reading

Abdullah II of Jordan Performs Umrah

  May 30, 2017 at 11:45 am by

King Abdullah II of Jordan

King Abdullah II of Jordan has paid a short visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he met with Saudi King Salman Bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud. Following his arrival to Jeddah, the King moved directly to the holy city of Mekka and performed Umrah, the lesser pilgrimage at the grand mosque (Al Masjid al-Haram). He also performed the Ishaa and Tarawih Prayer at the holy mosque. He was … Continue reading

Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven Diagnosed With Skin Cancer

  May 30, 2017 at 9:43 am by

Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven

The Dutch Royal Court has announced that Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, the husband of Princess Margriet, has been diagnosed with melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. He will undergo outpatient surgery at the Dutch Cancer Institute / Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital in Amsterdam in the coming days. As such, his engagements in the near future have been cancelled. This is the Professor’s third diagnosis of skin cancer: he … Continue reading

Two Times The Heir: Danish and Swedish Crown Princely Couples Join Forces In Stockholm

  May 29, 2017 at 7:22 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Frederik

The Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark began their two-day business trip to Sweden on Monday, where they were joined by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel for their busy day of engagements. First up, the happy quartet attended the official start of the Danish business delegation visit at the Munich Brewery, with a speech from Prince Frederik kicking things off. The two couples had earlier posed for photographs outside … Continue reading

Queen Rania Visits Volunteer Doctors At Beginning Of Ramadan

  May 29, 2017 at 3:47 pm by

Queen Rania

Jordan’s Queen Rania has began the holy month of Ramadan with a visit to Zai, in the region of Al-Salt, on Monday where she met with doctors during a free medical clinic day. The Queen spent time speaking with volunteer doctors with the Doctors of Jordan organisation as they offered medical check-ups and advice to the local community. كلهم خير بشهر الخير، شكرا لمتطوعي – أطباءك يا أردن – على تقديمهم … Continue reading

Haakon and Mette-Marit Open Blue Cross Children’s Station

  May 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Frederik

On Monday, the Crown Prince and Princess of Norway were in the Sagene district of Oslo where they presided over the official opening of the Blue Cross’s first Children’s Station in the capital. Haakon and Mette-Marit were given a tour of the centre, which is open as a meeting place for children and families who are suffering because of “vulnerable life situations” like mental health issues, drug addiction, or poverty. … Continue reading

Swedish King Marks Veterans Day

  May 29, 2017 at 12:36 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf

In Stockolm’s Royal Djurgården at the National Maritime Museum on Monday, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Prince Carl Philip honoured Sweden’s military veterans during the annual Veterans Day commemorations. The King laid a wreath at the national veterans monument, Restare, before he presented a Armed Forces’ merit medal and the medal presented to soldiers injured in combat. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden paying his respect to the Swedish Veterans 🌼🇸🇪 #swedishveteransday #swedisharmedforces … Continue reading

Princess Charlène Visits Newborns At Monaco’s Maternity Hospital

  May 29, 2017 at 12:19 pm by

Princess Charlene

Before she accompanied her husband, Prince Albert II, to the Formula One Grand Prix de Monaco on Sunday afternoon, Princess Charlène paid a visit to the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace where she visited a number of newborns and their mothers to mark Mother’s Day. The Princess, who makes the visit to the hospital’s maternity ward each year on Mother’s Day, got to cuddle some of the newest residents of Monaco … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Looks Pretty In Red and White Attending An Event

  May 29, 2017 at 11:45 am by

Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia of Spain stepped out this morning in Madrid wearing a red and white outfit. Queen Letizia was attending the 10th anniversary celebration of Fundación Microfinanzas BBVA where she was also a speaker. The Spanish Queen kept things simple and classic, she wore a Carolina Herrera white blouse with lace inserts on the sleeves, and a red Hugo boss pencil skirt which featured two buttons on the side. She … Continue reading

Prince William In GQ: Mental Health, His Children, And Diana

  May 29, 2017 at 9:53 am by

Prince William on the cover of GQ July 2017

The Duke of Cambridge has given an exclusive interview to British GQ magazine for their July edition. In the interview with Alastair Campbell, Prince William’s main focus promotion of the mental health campaign Heads Together he started with his wife, Catherine, and brother Harry last year. “I’ve been really shocked how many people live in fear and in silence because of their mental illness…I cannot understand how families, even behind closed doors, … Continue reading

Frederik and Mary Are Joined By Swedish Royals on The Dannebrog

  May 28, 2017 at 7:52 pm by

Royals

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark have arrived in Sweden on a Business Promotion visit from May 29-30, 2017. Ahead of their busy schedule during their time in Sweden, the Crown Prince Couple hosted a dinner aboard the royal ship, Dannebrog. Attending the informal dinner were Swedish royals and good friends to The Crown Prince Couple, H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria and H.R.H. Prince Daniel of Sweden and … Continue reading

Crown Princess Margareta Hosts Children’s Garden Party

  May 28, 2017 at 5:35 pm by

Crown Princess Margareta

At Elisabeta Palace on Sunday afternoon, Crown Princess Margareta of Romania hosted hundreds of children and their parents for some fun and games in the Palace’s gardens. The Princess joined her guests for music and dance performances, before the children were given free reign to take part in painting, crafts, flower crown making, fencing and karate. The event was arranged by the Princess Margareta Foundation. Garden Party al Copiilor la … Continue reading

Monaco’s Princely Family Attend The Formula One Grand Prix

  May 28, 2017 at 5:11 pm by

The Monaco Princely Family

As they do each year, members of the Princely Family of Monaco were present for the 2017  Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco on Sunday. Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene headed onto the track ahead of the race, for the national anthem and a minute’s silence in honour of the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack. After the race, the couple were joined by Andrea and Pierre Casiraghi for … Continue reading

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