Haakon & Mette-Marit Pay Visit to Bjerke

  March 27, 2017 at 11:38 am by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon

The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway on Monday paid a visit to the district of Bjerke, in the north of Oslo. A high percentage of the district’s population is made up of immigrants or children whose parents were immigrants, providing a variety of cultures to the area. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit first visited the contemporary circus, where they watched acrobatic and dance performances, before participating in a … Continue reading

Prince Sébastien Welcomes Parents To Sandhurst

  March 27, 2017 at 9:50 am by

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and her youngest son, Sebastien

Another Prince welcomed his parents to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst over the weekend, as Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg arrived at the Academy to visit their youngest son. Prince Sébastien is currently undertaking military training at the Academy, which he began in September last year. His father, paternal grandfather, Grand Duke Jean, and eldest brother, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, have all graduated from Sandhurst. Another … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Launches Money Week 2017

  March 27, 2017 at 9:32 am by

Queen Mathilde

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde was present today, Monday March 27, at the launch of Money Week 2017 at the Stock Exchange Euronext in Brussels. Money Week is an initiative organized by Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) and Wikifin that aims to promote financial education with the help of various activities. It runs March 27 to April 3. During the event was also awarded the Wikifin @ School Challenge to … Continue reading

Abdullah II and Rania of Jordan at Sandhurst Dinner

  March 26, 2017 at 10:45 pm by

King Abdullah, Crown Prince Hussein and Queen Rania

Proud parents King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan have attended recently a dinner company hosted by the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where their eldest so, Crown Prince Hussein, is currently recieving his military education. In a photo shared by Queen Rania, the couple posed proudly with their son in his Sandhurst military dress uniform. They both commented later on Twitter, expressing their pride and happiness, as did the young Prince on Instagram, … Continue reading

Jordan’s King Abdullah II Joins Twitter

  March 26, 2017 at 5:38 pm by

King Abdullah II of Jordan

King Abdullah II of Jordan has launched on Sunday his official Twitter account. In his first tweet under the username @kingabdullahii, His Majesty expressed his happiness to join the famous digital platform and said: “This is Abdullah bin AlHussein, a father and a proud Jordanian. Pleased to be with you on Twitter.” The first to follow and welcome King Abdallah II was his wife, Queen Rania, who preceded him in joining social … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Huis ten Bosch Palace

  March 26, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Huis ten Bosch Palace

Huis ten Bosch Palace from the main gates Location: The Hague, Kingdom of The Netherlands Built: 1645-1650 Architect: Pieter Post Commissioned By: Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, Princess of Orange Style: Dutch Baroque On The Palace Grounds: Palace Gardens Current Owner: The Dutch State Current Use: The Palace is being renovated and will become the official residence of T.M. The King and Queen and their daughters upon completion Fun Fact: A replica of the Palace can be found in a Japanese … Continue reading

Princess Anne’s Granddaughters Enjoy A Day At Gatcombe Horse Trials

  March 25, 2017 at 7:56 pm by

Mia Tindall and Isla Phillips

The three energiser bunnies Princess Anne calls granddaughters enjoyed a day of sunshine on the first day of the Gatcombe Horse Trials today, as they watched their mother/aunt compete in the event. Savannah and Isla Phillips and Mia Tindall spent the day chasing each other around the grassy paddocks, picking flowers, patting dogs and enjoying a crepe treat, as the Princess Royal, Sir Timothy Laurence, Peter and Autumn Phillips, and Mike … Continue reading

Dubai’s Royals Attend The Dubai World Cup 2017

  March 25, 2017 at 7:31 pm by

Members of the Dubai Ruling Family

Members of Dubai’s ruling family were this evening present for the Dubai World Cup meet at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid watched the main race – which was won by the American trained horse Arrogate owned by Prince Khalid bin Abdullah of Saudi Arabia – alongside his junior wife, Princess Haya, and a number of his children, including Sheikh Hamdan, Sheikh Mansoor, Sheikh Majid and Sheikha Al Jalila,. … Continue reading

Poll: 68% of Surveyed Russians Do Not Want To Restore Monarchy

  March 25, 2017 at 12:21 am by

The Russian Empire Coat of Arms

A telephone poll conducted earlier in March by the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion has shown that 68% of those surveyed do not want to restore the monarchy in Russia. 22% said they were not against a monarchy, but they did not have a solid idea of who would best for the position of Tsar – 13% preferred someone from the political or public sphere, while only 6% preferred a … Continue reading

Prince George Set To Attend Thomas’s Battersea School in September

  March 24, 2017 at 10:14 pm by

Prince George

Kensington Palace today announced that Prince George, the three-year-old son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will begin primary school in September at Thomas’s Battersea in South London. “TRH are delighted to have found a school where they are confident George will have a happy and successful start to his education,” the statement read. The youngster currently attends a Montessori nursery school in Norfolk. The co-educational preparatory school educates 540 pupils … Continue reading

Copenhagen Business School Celebrates Centenary With Frederik & Mary In Attendance

  March 24, 2017 at 8:37 pm by

Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik

The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark this evening were present at a gala dinner celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Copenhagen Business School. Frederik and Mary were welcomed by the school’s leadership as they arrived at Kiln Hall at Porcelænshaven, before posing for photographs ahead of the dinner. Crown Pincess Mary repeated an outfit she debuted last year during a visit to Qatar: a printed silk skirt in reds, pinks, blues … Continue reading

Prince Charles Visits Westminster Attack Victims; Queen Appoints ‘Hero’ MP To Privy Council

  March 24, 2017 at 1:21 pm by

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales spent time earlier today at King’s College Hospital where he met individuals injured in Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Westminster. Five victims from the attack – which left four innocent people dead – are still being treated the hospital, among them university student Travis Frain, who posted a photograph of himself and Prince Charles on social media. The Prince asked “him how he was doing and asked him … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: King Abdullah II As A Toddler

  March 24, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Prince Abdullah of Jordan

March 24, 1964: Photographs show a two-year-old Prince Abdullah of Jordan (later King Abdullah II) at his home in Amman, reading a picture book and posing with his mother, Princess Muna, and younger brother, Prince Faisal.

Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Gives Birth To Third Son

  March 24, 2017 at 6:57 am by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum with his newborn grandson

Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, daughter of the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, gave birth to her fifth child – a son – on March 22. Baby boy Rashid bin Mansoor joins two big brothers (Mohammed and Hamdan) and two big sisters (Fatima and Lateefa). The Sheikha, who is married to Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a half-brother of the Emir of Abu Dhabi, … Continue reading

Infanta Elena Launches Healthy Lifestyle Program Alongside Football Club

  March 24, 2017 at 1:04 am by

Infanta Elena

On Wednesday March 22, Infanta Elena paid a visit to the Real Sporting de Gijon Football Club where she helped launch a new healthy lifestyle program aimed at schoolchildren. ‘Living in Health’ has been established by the Mapfre Foundation and the Mareo Real Sporting de Gijón Education Foundation to teach children the importance of leading a healthy life and the “benefits of exercise and a healthy diet”. It involves various workshops to help … Continue reading

Icelandic President Pays State Visit to Norway

  March 23, 2017 at 7:58 pm by

King Harald and the President of Iceland

The President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, has paid a state visit to Norway this week, on the invitation of King Harald V. The three-day visit began on Tuesday with an official welcoming ceremony in the Palace Square outside the Royal Palace of Oslo, where the President and the King inspected a guard of honour. Afterwards, inside the Palace, a photograph of the royal family – King Harald, Queen Sonja, … Continue reading

Swedes Host 2017’s First Representation Dinner

  March 23, 2017 at 7:38 pm by

Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf

The first representation dinner for 2017 was held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on Thursday evening, hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. As usual, guests were from a large cross section of Swedish society: government, the diplomatic corps, business, sports and science. They were received by the King and Queen, along with Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia in the White … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Attends ‘Tobacco or Health’ Conference in Portugal

  March 23, 2017 at 4:45 pm by

Queen Letizia

Spain’s Queen Letizia was present at the opening ceremony of the 7th Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH) at the Sheraton Porto Hotel in Porto, Portugal on Thursday. The Queen delivered a speech at the opening, which she began with offering condolences to the victims of the terror attack in London on Tuesday that has claimed four innocent lives. “We all stand firmly together against any form of terror or … Continue reading

“There Is No Rule Book, No Right or Wrong” – Duchess of Cambridge Speaks Motherhood At Film Launch

  March 23, 2017 at 1:26 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken about the joys and challenges of motherhood as she helped launch a film series put together by family charity Best Beginnings. “Nothing can really prepare you for you the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother.  It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love, and worry, all mixed together,” Kate said, remarking how it is challenging even for people … Continue reading

Second Child On The Way For Carl Philip and Sofia

  March 23, 2017 at 10:36 am by

Prince Carl Philip, Prince Alexander and Princess Sofia

The Swedish Royal Court announced Thursday morning that young Prince Alexander will be receiving a sibling come September. Princess Sofia is pregnant with her second child. “We are pleased to announce that we are expecting a child, a sibling for Prince Alexander. We look forward to welcoming a new little member of our family,” Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia said in the statement. The couple’s schedule of engagements over … Continue reading

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