Frederik and Mary’s First Day in Saudi Arabia

  February 28, 2016 at 7:13 pm by

Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik in Saudi Arabia; 28-02-2016

The Danish Crown Prince Couple arrived in Saudi Arabia last night, before having a light day today where they met with the Saudi Royal Family. Frederik and Mary were given a sight-seeing tour of Riyadh, the Saudi capital, this morning, which included a tour of Ad’Diriyah, a historical city that has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2010. They had lunch with King Salman, and the Crown Prince had a private … Continue reading

Princess Elisabetta Does Internship At European Parliament

  February 28, 2016 at 6:24 pm by

31-03-2015 Brussels Princess Laurentien, president of the European Cultural Foundation (ECF), and Princess Margriet and Princess Astrid and Lili (Elisabetta) Rosboch von Wolkenstein attend the Princess Margriet Award for Culture in BOZAR, palace of Schone Kunsten in Brussels. 
The ECF was awarded to Athene BiÎnnale (Greece) and the Visual Culture Research Center (OekraÔne).

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Princess Elisabetta has been doing an internship at the communication department of the European parliament in Brussels for the last five months. This has been discovered by the Flemish television programme ‘Royalty’. The last time Elisabetta and her husband Amedeo have been seen in public was in december 2015, at at a party where their mother (in-law) Princess Astrid was honoured. The couple seems to prefer to stay out of … Continue reading

Greek Prince Wins School Drill

  February 28, 2016 at 3:19 pm by

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Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece shared a photo of their eldest son Prince Constantine Alexios on instagram. A proud father revealed that the prince came 1st in a drill competition of Murray House at Wellington College. The boarding school is located in Berkshire, close to London. The school includes a golf course. The school was built to honour the Duke of Wellington. Queen Victoria opened the … Continue reading

Discreet Spanish Royal Wedding

  February 28, 2016 at 2:31 pm by

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Beltrán Gómez-Acebo y Borbón,  youngest son of Infanta Pilar of Spain, married his fiancée Andrea Pascual in a discreet ceremony this morning. The two married in the residence of Infanta Pilar in the Puarta de Hierro district of Madrid. The ceremony was kept small and only a few people attended. Among the guests were  the bride’s parents, Infanta Pilar, the Gómez-Acebo siblings and King Juan-Carlos, uncle of the groom. The … Continue reading

On This Day: Death of Spanish King Alfonso XIII

  February 28, 2016 at 6:02 am by

Alfonso III, King of Spain

75 years ago, King Alfonso XIII of Spain died at Rome’s Grand Hotel, aged 54. The former King, who went into exile in 1931 upon the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic, had suffered a series of heart attacks in the week leading up to his death. Alfonso’s estranged wife, Victoria Eugenia, and three of the couple’s children, Don Juan, Don Jaime and Infanta Beatriz, were by his bedside when … Continue reading

Start ‘Em Young: Charlène Brings Baby Jacques to Rugby Match

  February 27, 2016 at 9:02 pm by

Prince Jacques comes to grips with a rugby ball

The 6th Sainte Devote Rugby Tournament received a surprise visitor today – young Hereditary Prince Jacques! Brought along by his mother, Princess Charlène, the little Prince seemed to be perfectly in his element as he toddled around the field and got his tiny hands on a rugby ball, rugged up warm in a navy blue puffer jacket. Prince Albert was also present, watching the game from the stands with his … Continue reading

Princess Alexia Breaks Leg While Skiing in Lech

  February 27, 2016 at 8:47 pm by

Princess Alexia of the Netherlands

Princess Alexia of the Netherlands is recovering well after surgery today to repair a broken leg she suffered while skiing in Lech, Austria. The Princess injured herself Saturday on the ski runs and was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital, where it was found she had a break in her right thighbone. Her operation went smoothly, and she is expected to remain in hospital for a few days before heading home. Princess … Continue reading

Iñaki Testifies: “I Don’t Know”, “I Can’t Recall” and “I Suppose So”

  February 27, 2016 at 5:53 am by

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Yesterday it was Iñaki’s turn to speak and defend himself. The borther-in-law of the Spanish King is facing trial for corruption. He and his business partner Diego Torres are suspectedof embazzling 6,2 million Euros. According to ‘El País’, Iñaki answered most questions with: “I don’t know”, “I can’t recall”or “I suppose so”. What he did remember and admit was that the real estate company Aizoon, owned by him and his … Continue reading

Imperial Tea Party – with champagne!

  February 27, 2016 at 5:33 am by

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Last week, Their Imperial Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan hosted tea party to thank all those who contributed to the success of their recent visit to the Philippines and started everything off with a congratulatory champagne toast. The event, held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, was formal yet relaxed, with the guests smartly dressed and chatting happily with the Imperial couple. Empress Michiko, was as serene and elegant as ever wearing … Continue reading

Wedding Date and Location Set: June 18th at Beloeil Castle

  February 27, 2016 at 4:36 am by

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According to the French blog ‘noblesse et royautés’, Princess Alix de Ligne and her fiancé Count Guillaume de Dampierre have set their wedding date. The religious wedding will be at June 18th 2016 at the bride’s family seat: Beloeil Castle close to Mons, Belgium. In an interview with French magazine ‘Point de Vue’, the Princess revealed that she will be wearing a dress from Belgian designer Gerald Watelet, a great … Continue reading

Prince Ali Looses FIFA Elections

  February 26, 2016 at 11:45 pm by

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Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein has lost the FIFA presidential elections to Gianni Infantino. The elections were held in Zurich and five members including Prince Ali were running to be the next FIFA presidential. After the results were made, Prince Ali tweeted “Thank you to all who supported me in my campaign, especially the FIFA Member Associations who stood with me in support of meaningful reform”. He also then tweeted … Continue reading

Dracula’s Castle to Close Its Doors?

  February 26, 2016 at 7:29 pm by

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The Romanian government has decided to end the lease of Bran Castle. The castle was once believed to be owned by Vlad III the Impaler, better known as ‘Dracula’. Bram Stoker uses the castle as the residence for his ‘Dracula’. In 1920 the castle became property of the Romanian royal family. It became a great favourite of Queen Marie, née Princess of Edinburgh. Her youngest daughter, princess Ileana inherited from … Continue reading

Duke of Parma Did Want To Be In Touch With His Son After All

  February 26, 2016 at 6:51 pm by

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The Duke of Parma, eldest son of Princess Irene of The Netherlands, will soon face his own son in court. The son, Carlos Hugo Klynstra (born in 1997), went to court to ask for a name change: he wants his father’s last name and title. Dutch Royalty magazine ‘Royalty’ made a reconstruction of the situation and came to some remarkable conclusions. Up to now it was generally assumed that Duke … Continue reading

“Make Sure My Mother Won’t Be Forgotten”

  February 26, 2016 at 11:14 am by

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Belgium’s King Albert II and Queen Paola received Jeannine Mottart at their private residence Belvédère in Laeken this week. The King spoke to Mottard about his mother Queen Astrid who died in a car accident in Küssnacht, Switzerland in 1935. This year Mrs . Mottard pays tribute to Astrid for the 7th time. After Mottard won her battle against cancer she decided to do something special. That is why she … Continue reading

William and Kate To Visit Taj Mahal On Indian Tour

  February 26, 2016 at 7:15 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Kensington Palace has confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Taj Mahal during their spring tour of India. The site – while being India’s most iconic landmark – is also very much viewed as a poignant moment in the breakdown of William’s parents, Charles and Diana. The late Princess visited the Taj Mahal during the Wales’ 1992 tour of India, and the photographs of her sitting alone … Continue reading

A Duchy Fit For A Royal Baby

  February 26, 2016 at 6:30 am by

The Duchess of Gotland and the Duchess of Östergötland

With the birth of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel’s second child drawing closer and closer (and Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s first child due shortly after), speculation on what name and duchy the baby will be given has begun to gather speed – will he or she be given one with a close familial link, or will one of the six provinces to never have a royal duke … Continue reading

Under The Hammer II: Napoleontic Collection of US Billionaire

  February 26, 2016 at 5:10 am by

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US billionaire Christopher Forbes, Vice President of Forbes publishing company, has been an avid collector of art and items related to Emperor Napoleon III, Empress Eugenie and the Second Empire. It all started when Forbes’ father gave him a portrait of Napoleon III when he was in his teens. On 5 and 6 March 2016 Mr. Forbes will sell the collection which took him years to acquire. Forbes decided to … Continue reading

Under The Hammer: Photographs of the Duke of Windsor in Nazi Germany

  February 26, 2016 at 4:48 am by

The Duke of Windsor and Adolf Hitler during a visit to Germany in 1937

Auction house Duke’s of Dorchester has announced they will be auctioning a photo album containing over 60 photographs of the Duke of Windsor during his visit to Nazi Germany in 1937. It comes from the collection of Sir Dudley Forwood, the Duke’s equerry after his abdication, who accompanied Edward and Wallis on the trip, where their host was Dr Robert Ley, head of the German Labour Front. The couple also met … Continue reading

Classic in Navy, Mary Presents EliteForsk Prizes

  February 25, 2016 at 8:55 pm by

Crown Princess Mary attends the EliteForsk prizes; 25-02-2016

The Crown Princess of Denmark was classic in a navy skirt suit today as she presented the 2016 EliteForsk Prizes during a conference at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket in Copenhagen. Five researchers in the field of science were presented with 1.2millionDKK each to help continue funding their research in ways they deem best – one of the winners will use part of the money to attend a conference in the United … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit Antwerp

  February 25, 2016 at 7:19 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde during their province visit to Antwerp; 25-02-2015

Today, Thursday February 25, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Antwerp. Upon their arrival in the municipality of Arendonk, the Royal Couple visited Talander, a non-profit institution dedicated to adult people with intellectual disabilities. During the visit the King and the Queen met the director of Talander, Jos Sierens, made a tour of the residence and were informed about all the activities made … Continue reading

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