King and Queen of the Belgians Visit London

  March 13, 2014 at 9:59 pm by

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The King and Queen of the Belgians arrived in London shortly before noon today for a brief introductory visit to the United Kingdom. The couple and their entourage flew in on a Belgian Air Force jet, which had been slightly delayed due to fog over London. The Palace of Westminster was the first stop for the Belgians, as they met with Parliament leadership and the chairmen of the House of … Continue reading

Death of the Dowager Countess of Ripalda

  March 13, 2014 at 8:25 pm by

The Dowager Countess of Ripalda

It was announced earlier this evening that the Dowager Countess of Ripalda died at the Hospital La Paz in Madrid where she was admitted following a stroke. The Countess, better known as María de la Concepción Sáenz de Tejada y Fernández de Bobadilla, is the mother of Don Jaime de Marichalar, former husband of Infanta Elena of Spain, Duchess of Lugo. The Dowager Countess was born in Logroño in the La … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe Hosts Parliament Dinner

  March 13, 2014 at 6:32 am by

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Queen Margrethe II of Denmark last night hosted a gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace for members of the Danish parliament. The Queen, Prince Henrik, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte each greeted the attendees – members of the parliament, the government and the Danish members of the European Parliament – before proceeding into the Great Hall for the banquet. On the menu was grilled tuna … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria Celebrates Name Day

  March 12, 2014 at 9:16 pm by

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Crown Princess Victoria’s name day was today officially celebrated in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. At noon, the Crown Princess entered the courtyard with her husband, Prince Daniel, and their two-year-old daughter Estelle for the celebrations, which include performances by the military band, who play a special march created for the Crown Princess on her 18th birthday in 1995. During the ceremony, Princess Estelle once again showed … Continue reading

Haakon and Sverre Magnus at “Daddy World Wide” Exhibition

  March 12, 2014 at 8:46 pm by

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Today March 12, 2014, Crown Prince Haakon attended the opening of the exhibition and global art project “Daddy World Wide” at the International Museum of Children’s Art in Oslo. As a surprise, he was accompanied by his youngest son Prince Sverre Magnus. They were welcomed in the afternoon by director Angela Goldin, chairman Jacob Lund and museum manager Nina Schjønsby and shown around the exhibition. The exhibition consists of old … Continue reading

The Earl of Wessex’s 50th Birthday

  March 11, 2014 at 1:36 am by

A photograph released to mark the Earl of Wessex's 50th birthday shows Prince Edward with his wife and children

On March 10, The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, celebrated his 50th birthday. To celebrate, an event was held at Bagshot Park, the Earl’s residence in Surrey. Those in attendance were The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, The Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, Viscount Severn, Viscount and Viscountess Linley and Lady Helen and Tim Taylor. Prince Edward is the third son and fourth child of The Queen and … Continue reading

Norwegian Royals with Princess Beatrix at the Holmenkollen

  March 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm by

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This weekend, the annual FIS Nordic Weltcup at the Holmenkollen in Oslo took place and as every year, the Norwegian Royal Family showed up to watch and cheer for the athletes. This year, they had a royal guest from the Netherlands with them: Princess Beatrix, who spent the weekend with the Norwegian Royals. She joined King Harald, Queen Sonja, Princess Astrid (King Harald’s sister), Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit … Continue reading

Vote in the February 2014 Picture of the Month Polls!

  March 9, 2014 at 2:16 am by

Please vote in the February 2014 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royals Bowing and Curtseying. The polls will remain open until 30 February 2014. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

Queen Maxima Visits Colombia and Peru

  March 8, 2014 at 9:20 pm by

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As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the UN for inclusive finance for development, Queen Maxima visited Colombia from March 3nd to March 5th and Peru from March 5th to March 7th. On Monday March 3rd, the Queen arrived in the Colombian city of Bucaramanga where she visited the “Fundation Delamujer”, a foundation established in 1987 which is an agricultural project funded by microcredit. The purpose of the visit was … Continue reading

Infanta Margarita Celebrates Her 75th Birthday

  March 7, 2014 at 9:13 pm by

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Infanta Margarita of Spain, Duchess of Soria and Hernani celebrates her 75th birthday on March 6th. A younger sister of King Juan Carlos I of Spain, Margarita was born in 1938 in Rome, Italy and has been blind since birth. Her full name is Margarita María de la Victoria Esperanza Jacoba Happiness Perpetua de Todos los Santos. Margarita is also the youngest child of the late Count and Countess of … Continue reading

Princess Mary Promotes Anti-Bullying at Sundbyøster School

  March 7, 2014 at 2:35 am by

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Yesterday, Crown Princess Mary was present at the presentation of a new extension of the ‘Free From Bullying’ program she initiated in Denmark. Accompanied by the Danish Minister of Education, Christine Antorini, the Secretary General of Save the Children Mimi Jakobsen, and the Mayor of Copenhagen, Pia Allerslev, The Mary Foundation launched ‘The Free of Bullying Universe’ digital program. The digital program will provide electronic discussion boards, games and e-books … Continue reading

Greek and Spanish Royals Commemorate 50th Anniversary of King Paul’s Death

  March 6, 2014 at 8:50 pm by

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On March 6, the Greek and Spanish Royal Families attended an orthodox mass in connection with the 50th anniversary of King Paul’s death. The mass took place at Tatoi Palace in Athens, Greece. Those present were the Greek and Spanish Royal Families, although King Juan Carlos was unable to attend. Other royals, such as the former Tsar Simeon of Bulgaria, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, Archduchess … Continue reading

January 2014 Picture of the Month Poll Winners!

  March 4, 2014 at 2:11 am by

Announcing the winners of the January 2014 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: January 2014 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Jordan ** Sweden Second Place: The Netherlands Third Place: Great Britain ** Morocco Royal Wedding Cakes (January 2014 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: Sweden Second Place: Monaco Third Place: Jordan ** Great Britain 2013 Picture of the Year (January 2014 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: The Netherlands Second Place: Belgium Third Place: Sweden ** Norway ** The … Continue reading

Te Deum for Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland

  March 2, 2014 at 11:25 pm by

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A Te Deum for Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland was held on 2 March at the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Princess Leonore is the daughter of Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland and her husband, Christopher O’Neill. Those who attended the Te Deum were: King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Sofia Hellqvist (Prince Carl Philip’s … Continue reading

Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Two Day Visit To Japan

  March 2, 2014 at 5:02 am by

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General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces was on a two day visit to Japan. Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and the visiting delegation visited Meiji Shrine. During the visit and tour, they learned about the history and life of the Emperor, they also witnessed a wedding that was taking place. Another stop of the visit was … Continue reading

The Duchess of Kent’s 81st Birthday

  February 28, 2014 at 4:49 am by

The Duchess of Kent in April 2011

The Duchess of Kent, Katharine, celebrated her 81st birthday on February 22. Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley was born at Hovingham Hall in Yorkshire, England on February 22, 1933. She is the only daughter of Sir William Arthington Worlsey, 4th Baronet and his wife, Joyce Morgan Brunner. She was christened on 2 April, 1933 at All Saint’s Church in Hovingham. Her godparents were Sir Felix Brunner, 3rd Baronet, Sir Digby Lawson, … Continue reading

Introducing Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma

  February 27, 2014 at 12:21 am by

Small arms of the House of Bourbon-Parma

On 26 February, the first photos of Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma, the new daughter of The Count and Countess of Bardi, were released by PPE Agency, a Dutch photo agency. Altogether, there are four photos: one two of the family and two of little Zita. Zita’s cousin, Princess Cecilia, also had her first photos released on PPE last year. View the gallery here. Princess Zita was born at the Our … Continue reading

Newest Swedish Royal: Leonore Lilian Maria

  February 26, 2014 at 10:15 am by

Princess Leonore of Sweden, photograph taken by Christopher O'Neill via Kungahuset

In a cabinet meeting held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm this afternoon, King Carl XVI Gustaf announced the name of his newborn granddaughter, the first child of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill. The infant, born on February 20 in New York, has been named Leonore Lilian Maria. She is a Princess of Sweden, with the additional title of Duchess of Gotland.

Princess Estelle Celebrates Second Birthday

  February 23, 2014 at 7:17 am by

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Sweden’s Princess Estelle today celebrates her second birthday. She is the only child of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, and is second in line for the throne. To mark the occasion, the Royal Court has released three new photographs of the princess taken by Kate Gabor at Haga Palace. The photographs show the princess blowing out candles on a cake, painting and sitting for a portrait. It also appears … Continue reading

It’s A Girl for Jaime and Viktória of Bourbon-Parma

  February 23, 2014 at 3:22 am by

Prince Jaime and Princess Viktória on their wedding day in October 2013

On 21 February at 12:40 in the Our Lady Hospital in Amsterdam, Princess Viktória of Bourbon-Parma gave birth to her first child, a girl, named Zita Clara. Her title is Her Royal Highness Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma. She was named in honour of Empress Zita, her paternal great-great aunt, and her maternal great-great grandmother, Klára Killerman. She is the fifth grandchild of Princess Irene of the Netherlands, a sister to the … Continue reading

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