This Friday marks the 15th death anniversary of the late King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan, who passed away on February 7th, 1999. The late Jordanian monarch was born in Amman on November 14th, 1935 as the eldest child of Crown Prince Talal bin Abdullah and Princess Zein Al Sharaf of Jordan (later the King and Queen). He inherited the throne at the age of 16 after the abdication of … Continue reading
Princess Anne has arrived in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics. She has been and will be joined by Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, Grand Duke Henri and Prince Félix of Luxembourg, former King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Princess Nora of Liechtenstein and Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan. Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, a member of the German House … Continue reading
King Abdullah II of Jordan has started a working visit to Mexico upon an invitation by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. In Mexico, the King will hold talks with the Mexican President as well as political and economic leaders. After his visit to Mexico, King Abdullah will head to the United States where he is scheduled to hold talks with the U.S. President Barack Obama in California. The last stop … Continue reading
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, reassured the people of the United Arab Emirates on the health of the President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Monaday. Sheikh Khalifa suffered a stroke and underwent surgery just over a week ago. Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince said, “The President’s state of health is stable and … Continue reading
It has all been under wraps who was designing Tatiana Santo Domingo’s wedding dress when she weds Andrea Casiraghi in a religious ceremony in Gstaad, Switzerland. Tatiana choose Valentino Haute Couture for the ceremony. According to a statement from the Italian fashion house, it reads “The House of Valentino is pleased to announce Tatiana Santo Domingo wearing Valentino Haute Couture dress and cape, designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo … Continue reading
On 1 February, 2014 it was announced that Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma and her husband Albert Brenninkmeijer are expecting their first child. Maria Carolina is a godmother to Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau’s daughter Eliane van Vallonhoven. Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, Marchioness of Sala was born on 23 June 1974 in Nijmegan, the Netherlands and is the youngest daughter of Princess Irene of the Netherlands (a sister of the … Continue reading
On Friday January 31th in Brussels, Queen Paola and Queen Mathilde visited the headquarter of the “Child Focus” foundation for a special occasion: Queen Mathilde was appointed as Honorary President of the foundation. The Queen succeeded to her mother-in-law Queen Paola, who was Honorary President since 2002. The mission of the foundation is to provide operational support to investigations surrounding the disappearance and sexual exploitation of children and to prevent … Continue reading
Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands turned 76 years old on January 31st. The former Queen Regnant of the Dutch Kingdom was born at the Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, Netherlands in 1938. Her parents were the future Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and her German husband, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. The Princess was baptised Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard at the Grote of Sint-Jacobskerk in the Hague in May 1938 .Among her godparents … Continue reading
The Hereditary Prince and Princess zu Fürstenberg have introduced their newborn son in a photograph released to the German media. Prince Tassilo Heinrich Christian was born on December 24th, and is the couple’s first child. Prince Christian and Princess Jeanette were married in September 2010. The photograph was taken at Schloss Heiligenberg, the family seat of the zu Fürstenbergs in Donaueschingen.
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel made a two day visit to Germany this week. They visited Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Essen. Before the visit, Crown Princess Victoria gave an interview, where she talked about subjects such as her duties as Queen and being a mother to Princess Estelle, in which she revealed that Estelle enjoys it when Victoria reads the Pipi Longstocking books to her, and she likes reading them … Continue reading
Accompanied by his wife, Queen Rania, King Abdullah II of Jordan spent part of his birthday, which was marked yesterday, visiting young patients at King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC), in Amman. The royal couple toured the centre’s several divisions including the Intensive Care Unit where Their Majesties checked on the condition of the children being treated there. During the visit, King Abdullah II ordered that the best available health care … Continue reading
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed Al Maktoum welcomed their fourth child, and second daughter, on January 23, 2014. The newborn baby has been named Sheikha Latifa. Her three older siblings are Sheikha Fatima (b. 2006), Sheikh Mohammed (b. 2007) and Sheikh Hamdan (b. 2011). Sheikh Manosur and Manal married in 2005. Sheikh Mansour has a son, Sheikh Zayed, from a previous marriage.
Announcing the winners of the December 2013 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: December 2013 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Sweden Second Place: Great Britain Third Place: Monaco Royals Dancing (December 2013 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: Norway Second Place: Great Britain Third Place: Jordan Congratulations to all winning teams!
It was recently announced that Prince Jean, Duke of Vendôme and his wife Philomena, Duchess of Vendôme are expecting their third child, which according to reports, is due in the summer of 2014. The couple married in a civil ceremony on March 19, 2009 in Paris, and again in a religious ceremony on May 2, 2009 in Senlis, France. Philomena is originally from Spain. Jean and Philomena have two children: … Continue reading
The Prince of Asturias turns 46 years old on January 30th. The heir apparent to the Spanish throne was born in Madrid to the then Prince Juan Carlos and Princess Sofia in 1968. He was baptised on the 8th of February as Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia at the Zarzuela Palace chapel by the Archbishop of Madrid. Chosen as his godparents were … Continue reading
Its not one birthday celebration today but two for King Abdullah II’s family. Today, January 30, both King Abdullah and Prince Hashem share the same birthdays. King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein was born on 30 January 1962 in Jordan. His parents are the late King Hussein and a British mother, Princess Muna al-Hussein. King Abdullah became King of Jordan on February 7, 1999 when his father King Hussein passed away. … Continue reading
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid an introductory visit to Italy on Thursday January 23rd. The Royal Couple were received at Quirinale, the Presidential Palace by the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. After posing for a series of photos, the Royal Couple had a private meeting with the President. After the meeting with the Italian President, King and the Queen met the Italian Prime Minister, Enrico Letta at the Palazzo Chigi, … Continue reading
Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik took their second eldest grandson, Prince Felix, with them yesterday afternoon when they attended the final match of the European Handball Championships in Herning. The final match saw Denmark take on France (the native land of the Prince Consort) at the Jyske Bank Boxen. Unfortunately for the spectators, the home team were unable to overcome the domineering French team, going down 41-32. After the … Continue reading
The Princess of Monaco (often referred to as Princess Charlene of Monaco) celebrated her 36th birthday on Saturday, January 25th. Born Ms Charlene Lynette Wittstock in Rhodesia, now modern day Zimbabwe, in 1978, the future Princess is of English and German decent. In 1989, the Wittstock family relocated to South Africa. Prior to her marriage, Charlene was a celebrated swimmer and represented South Africa at the 2000 Olympic Games in … Continue reading