It’s a Boy for Princess Marie!

  May 4, 2009 at 1:27 am by

Danish Royal Family Coat of Arms

It has been announced today that Princess Marie has given birth to a boy at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. The baby was born at 4.57 a.m. local time, weighed 3032 grams, and measured 49 cm in length. Congratulations to Princess Marie and family! For more information, please see this thread.

Pressure From Loyalists to Drop Newspaper Column?

  May 3, 2009 at 11:02 am by

King Mswati III of Swaziland

A popular weekly column in the Times of Swaziland newspaper has recently been dropped. The column was written by Mfomfo Nkambule, and often included criticism of the government and the rule of King Mswati III, the last absolute monarch in Africa. The managing editor, Martin Dlamini, denies this and states that the reason for the column’s removal is that the paper is in the process of “structural adjustments of its … Continue reading

Zara Phillips in Sponsorship Controversy

  May 2, 2009 at 11:26 pm by

Zara Phillips on her horse, Toytown

Recently in the Independent, Terence Blacker criticized European and World Champion eventer, Zara Philips, of exploiting her connections to get lucrative sponsorship deals for this very expensive sport. And what were these so-called connections? Zara’s grandmother, the reigning Queen Elizabeth II and her mother, Princess Anne, the Princess Royal. No doubt that when the world first heard of Zara, eventing was probably far from amyone’s mind since she was just … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Visit Koninginnedag Crash Wounded

  May 2, 2009 at 9:21 pm by

Click to see the image at ANP

Following the attempt on their lives at Thursday’s Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day) festivities in Apeldoorn, several members of the Dutch Royal Family yesterday visited the wounded victims of the tragic car crash which has claimed six lives, plus that of the perpetrator. Queen Beatrix visited the Isala Clinic in Zwolle, where she spoke with the injured and their families for four hours. Her Majesty has been receiving constant updates on the … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Visit WWII Museum

  May 2, 2009 at 12:30 pm by

Click the image to view the photo at Hello!

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh visited Portsmouth on April 30 to mark the 25th anniversary of the city’s D-Day Museum. One of the exhibits that the couple viewed at the museum was an embroidered wall hanging that charts the events of June 6, 1944. The Queen was said to have paid special attention to the section of the embroidery that featured her father, King George VI, … Continue reading

New Trend at the Kentucky Derby: Recycling

  May 2, 2009 at 10:34 am by

Click Here to Read More About the Queen's past Derby visit from Reuters

Each year, on the first Saturday in May, thousands of people pour into Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, to see the Kentucky Derby. Millions of people throughout the world will watch the race on television. It is often dubbed, “the most exciting two minutes in sports”. This event is perhaps the most prestigious and well-known in US horse racing. In addition to the beautiful horses, the event is typically associated … Continue reading

Tres Bien: French Presidential Couple make High-Profile Visit to Spain

  May 2, 2009 at 8:01 am by

Click to see the images from Casa Real

It promised to be a headline-grabber from the start, and grab headlines it did. The first state visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni to Spain last April 27 and 28 was definitely an affair no media entity would want to pass. The flashy Sarkozy arrived in Spain on April 27 and was given all the pomp and trappings of the arrival ceremony given to any … Continue reading

Countess Alexandra joins VL Group 42

  May 1, 2009 at 7:07 am by

Click here to see the image from Berlingske

Countess Alexandra has joined the VL Group 42, which is an organisation for business networking. She says “To enter a VL group is for me a great way to say with firm voice that I am very interested in business. But one of the most important things of VL-groups is the network. It was one of my criteria for entering – to have a large network. Not only with the … Continue reading

Marie-Chantal of Greece Opens New Boutique

  April 30, 2009 at 7:34 pm by

The 'Marie-Chantal' logo

Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece opened a new boutique in Beverly Hills earlier this week. This is the third US boutique for the talented children’s clothing designer, who has three other boutiques in London and Greece. The event was quite the star-studded occasion, drawing celebrities Minnie Driver and Sharon Stone, according to a new article in Hello! Magazine. The night before the boutique opening, a dinner was given in honor … Continue reading

Is Dr. David Starkey Channelling Henry VIII?

  April 30, 2009 at 4:40 pm by

David Starkey

A recent article in The Times made some interesting observations about Dr. David Starkey and the object of his affections, King Henry VIII. The historian and the king share several characteristics, some of which Dr. Starkey addressed. A few weeks ago I wrote a blog entry about Starkey’s analysis of the king’s handwriting and that of his mother and a sister. While doing research Starkey observed that Henry VIII had … Continue reading

Prince of Wales To Discuss Battenberg Grandmother in a Film

  April 30, 2009 at 4:28 pm by

Princess Andrew of Greece

The Prince of Wales is set to recall his other, often-overlooked, grandmother, the late Princess Andrew of Greece, born Princess Alice of Battenberg. In royal photographs Princess Andrew is the mysterious lady seen wearing a somber nun’s habit, as she did at the coronation of her daughter-in-law in 1953. The Prince will appear in a film, The Rescuers: Heroes of the Holocaust, that will tell the stories of 12 people … Continue reading

Queen Paola and Princess Claire visit Charles the Bold Exhibition

  April 30, 2009 at 4:22 pm by

Queen Paola and Princess Claire

Queen Paola and Princess Claire of Belgium visited the “Charles the Bold – Splendour in Burgundy” exhibition at the Groeninge Museum in Bruges today. Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attended the opening of the exhibition about a month ago, and they must have been very impressed with what they saw, because they convinced two others from their family to pay an official visit. The exhibition really is unique, as it … Continue reading

Princess Mathilde at Inbev-Baillet Latour prize awards

  April 30, 2009 at 3:36 pm by

Princess Mathilde with one of the grant winners

Today Princess Mathilde attended the awards ceremony of theyearly Inbev-Baillet Latour Health Prizes. These awards honour postdoctoral clinical research in Belgium, and grant a nice sum to the winner(s). This year, Dr. Laurence de Leval was awarded the ‘clinical research’ prize for her research in the cardio-vascular field. The ‘Health’ prize was awarded to Finish Kari Alttalo (L) and Seppo Yla-Herttuala (R). The prize is named after a noble family … Continue reading

Norwegian State Visit from Canada

  April 30, 2009 at 3:27 pm by

Click at the image to see a gallery at kongehuset.no

On Tuesday their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja welcomed Michaëlle Jean, the Governor General of Canada, and her husband Jean-Daniel Lafond, to Norway. The Crown Princely couple also took part in the official reception on the Palace Square. Michaëlle Jean paid a visit to the Storting where she met the Vice President of the Storting and in the afternoon she met with Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. In the … Continue reading

Car Crashes into the Crowd at Queen Beatrix’s Parade

  April 30, 2009 at 12:47 pm by

The royals look on in horror as a car ploughs through the crowd

A car crash, which is being seen as a deliberate attack, disrupted the celebrations of the Dutch Queen’s Day on April 30, 2009 in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and her family were on an open-top bus during the motorcade, when a black car broke through the police fences and hit several parade watchers. The car, which was going at full-speed, then crashed into a memorial on … Continue reading

Did Anne Boleyn Cheat on Her Husband? Judge for Yourself

  April 30, 2009 at 9:33 am by

Anne Boleyn

The National Archives has digitized and created an online exhibition of parchments from the reign of Henry VIII. A collection of “top secret” documents, part of the “Bag of Secrets”, tells the story of the beginning of Anne Boleyn’s trial in 1536. Anne had been accused, with her brother George Boleyn, of high treason and incest. Among the allegations against the Boleyns was that they had French kissed each other, … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Enlarge Their Racing String

  April 30, 2009 at 9:11 am by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at their 2005 wedding

Charles and Camilla have increased the size of their racing string. The couple now have a yearling and a foal to add to their original filly, Royal Superlative. Joe Grimwade, the manager of the Royal Studs, was recently interviewed. He said that the foal is unnamed and was the result of the royals breeding their mare, Supereva, with a stallion called Dansili. The royals had not seen their new foal, … Continue reading

Prince and Princess Akishino to Visit Austria and Bulgaria

  April 30, 2009 at 8:34 am by

Click here to read an article about the couple's visit to Bulgaria

On May 10, Prince and Princess Akishino are expected in Austria for a four-day visit. They are scheduled to visit there Klosterneuburg diocese, Vienna’s Schönbrunn Castle, the Neusiedler Lake National Park in the province of Burgenland as well as the Japanese school of Vienna and the capital’s Museum for Natural History. Princess Akishino’s stay in the European country will probably remind the Japanese princess of happy times, as the former … Continue reading

President of Colombia’s Working Visit to Spain

  April 30, 2009 at 4:05 am by

Photos at Casareal.es

After the state visit of President Nicholas Sarkozy, yesterday the King of Spain welcomed the President of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe, for a two-day official visit to Spain, although his visit was outshone by the French state visit. President Uribe arrived in Spain on Tuesday, and while the Royal Family farewelled their French guests, Uribe meet with the Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, at Moncloa Palace, where they talked … Continue reading

Rania lights Candles against Child Violence

  April 30, 2009 at 2:40 am by

Click image to view full picture on petra news

Dressed in a white short trench coat and a pair of light jeans, Her Majesty Queen Rania, chairperson of the JRF, joined more than 200 people at the Greater Amman Municipality square to light candels and express of violence against children. This comes after two young children died due to abuse and tourture. Her Majesty and participants signed a wall painting by artists and children. Queen Rania is a strong … Continue reading

Page 151 of 178« First...102030...149150151152153...160170...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]