Reports: Engagement Forthcoming For Princess Mako

  May 16, 2017 at 10:10 am by

Princess Mako

The Japanese media is reporting today that Princess Mako, the elder daughter of Prince Akishino and eldest grandchild of the Emperor of Japan, is set to announce her engagement to a fellow student from her alma mater, the International Christian University. NHK, the Japanese public broadcaster, was first to publish the news today. The Japan Times is reporting the news was confirmed by the Imperial Household Agency. Kei Komuro is named … Continue reading

Video of Crop-Top Wearing King Maha Vajiralongkorn Could Shut Down Facebook Thailand

  May 16, 2017 at 7:46 am by

Maha Vajiralongkorn

A ten-month-old video of King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand in a pair of jeans and a yellow crop-top, a number of fake tattoos visible, reportedly walking through a German shopping centre has led to somewhat of a standoff between Thai officials and Facebook after the video went viral this month on the Thai arm of the social media giant. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) had threatened to sue Facebook Thailand … Continue reading

Crown Prince and Princess of Norway Held A Dinner At Skaugum

  May 16, 2017 at 4:18 am by

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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit held a dinner at Skaugum yesterday evening. They invited this years winners and former winners of the business peace prize – Oslo Business for Peace Award. They also invited a few local and international business leaders that contribute to to the Norwegian Foundation for Peace. The awards will be held today at the Oslo City Hall.

Civil Wedding Held For Princess Marie-Gabrielle of Nassau and Antonius Willms

  May 15, 2017 at 4:26 pm by

Princess Marie-Gabrielle and Antonius Willms

Princess Marie-Gabrielle of Nassau was married to Antonius Willms in a civil ceremony in Luxembourg City on Monday May 15. Attending the ceremony at the Luxembourg City Town Hall presided over by Lydie Polfer, the Mayor of Luxembourg City, were the parents of the bridal couple, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, the Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple, Prince Louis, Princess Alexandra, Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein and her three … Continue reading

Queen Rania Checks Out Healthy Awareness Campaigns

  May 15, 2017 at 12:28 pm by

Queen Rania

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah chaired the Royal Health Awareness Society (RHAS)’s annual Board of Trustees Meeting. The meeting took part during her visit to the Ballas Secondary School for Girls in Ajloun Governorate. Upon arrival, Queen Rania was welcomed by the Director of the society, Ms. Hanin Odeh, and the Ballas Secondary School for Girls Principal, Ms. Hanan Ayoub During the board meeting, Queen Rania reviewed updates on … Continue reading

Luxembourg Twins Jean and Margaretha Turn Sixty

  May 15, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Prince Jean and Princess Margaretha

Prince Jean of Luxembourg and Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein today celebrate their sixtieth birthday. They were born on this day in 1957 at Betzdorf Castle, as the third and fourth children of the-then Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg, Jean and Joséphine-Charlotte. Both siblings were educated in Luxembourg, before Jean continued his studies in Switzerland, France and England, where he did military training at Sandhurst; while Margaretha continued her … Continue reading

Who’s That On The Podium? It’s Raphaël!

  May 14, 2017 at 7:25 pm by

Raphaël Elmaleh

There was a surprise guest on the winner’s podium at the 2017 FIA Formula E Monaco ePrix on Saturday afternoon, as Raphaël Elmaleh, three-year-old son of Charlotte Casiraghi, joined his mother during the trophy presentation. Young Raphaël was happily kept occupied by two toy race cars – how apt! – as Prince Albert II of Monaco presented trophies to the race’s top three finishers. Also present was Louis Ducruet, nephew of Prince Albert … Continue reading

Crown Prince Frederik Named Patron of 2018 Ice Hockey World Championships

  May 14, 2017 at 6:35 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik

Ahead of the Denmark v Sweden ice hockey match in Cologne, Germany on Sunday as part of the group stage of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, the Danish Crown Prince was announced as patron of next year’s IIHF World Championship. “It is a great honour for Danish ice hockey that Crown Prince Frederik has committed to being the patron for the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. We are … Continue reading

Following in Grandpa’s Footsteps: Lady Louise Participates In Carriage Driving at RWHS

  May 14, 2017 at 8:06 am by

Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor

13-year-old Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor may look very much like her paternal grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II; but there is one interest she shares with her paternal grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh: carriage driving. On the final day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show this morning, Louise was seen at the helm of a one-horse carriage leading the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet of the British Driving Society into the arena. She was in a red … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Royal Palace of Brussels

  May 14, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Royal Palace of Brussels

The facade of the Royal Palace of Brussels at dusk Location: Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium Built: 1775-1783 (original buildings); 1820-1829 (renovation); 1903-1909 (expansion to current form) Architects: Louis Montoyer (original); Tilman-François Suys (renovation); Alphonse Balat and Henri Maque (expansion) Commissioned By: Willem I of the Netherlands (renovation); Leopold II of the Belgians (expansion) Style: Neoclassical Current Owner: The Belgian State Current Use: State events hosted by the Belgian Monarchy, offices of the Belgian Royal Family Fun Fact: Underneath the Palace lies … Continue reading

Party At The Palace: “Gardens Have Not Seen This Much Fun, Ever!”

  May 13, 2017 at 6:08 pm by

Prince Harry, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William

Over 850 children who have had a parent killed while they were serving in the British Armed Forces were invited to a special garden party at Buckingham Palace on Saturday afternoon. The event was hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Featuring face painting, cake and cookie decorating stalls, magicians, water balloons, science experiments and lots of music and dancing zones, Prince Harry declared that “the Buckingham … Continue reading

Family Day Out For The Wessexes and The Phillipses At Royal Windsor Horse Show

  May 13, 2017 at 5:44 pm by

Isla and Savannah Phillips

Three of the youngest descendants of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip enjoyed the fun and games set-up as part of the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday, strapping themselves in for some rock climbing before hurling themselves down an inflatable slide. James, Viscount Severn played with Savannah and Isla Phillips throughout the afternoon, watched on by their parents. The trio – who are 10th, 14th and 15th in line to the … Continue reading

Queen Silvia Opens New Silviahemmet House

  May 13, 2017 at 3:57 pm by

Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf

A new Silviahemmet custom housing for suffers of dementia was opened by Queen Silvia today in Ekerö. This Silviahemmet – called SilviaBo – is different to others established by the organisation, as it consists of adapted apartments for couples that have one partner suffering from dementia, instead of the traditional nursing home set-up. “We live in an ageing society. More and more people live longer…it’s a fantastic development! But it also brings … Continue reading

Princess Beatrice Runs For Charity

  May 13, 2017 at 1:24 pm by

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice took part in the 5k Lady Garden race which was held in Hyde Park. The 28 year old royal took part in the marathon to raise money for the Silent No More Gynaecological Cancer Fund. Around 500 people took part in the race. Princess Beatrice finished the marathon safely. She posed for a few pictures with other runners taking part. Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images … Continue reading

Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien Attend ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2017

  May 13, 2017 at 9:35 am by

Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien

Last Tuesday, May 9, Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien was present at the European Cultural Foundation Princess Margriet Awards 2017 held at the music venue and cultural center Paradiso in Amsterdam. The laureates of the 2017 edition were: the literary writer and columnist Aslı Erdoğan from Istanbul; the novelist, orientalist scholar and journalist Navid Kermani from Cologne; the saxophonist and composer Luc Mishalle from Brussels and the visual artist Marina … Continue reading

On This Day: Maria Theresia Is Born

  May 13, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Maria Theresia of Austria

300 years ago today, the only female ruler of the Habsburg Monarchy was born at Homburg Palace in Vienna. Maria Theresia was the eldest daughter of Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor. Prior to her birth, Charles had issued a new act of succession to allow any daughters of his to succeed the throne ahead of his two nieces, the daughters of the previous ruler, Joseph I. As Maria Theresia was only … Continue reading

Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit Venice For 57th Biennale

  May 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm by

Stephanie and Guillaume of Luxembourg

The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg are making a brief trip to Italy today and tomorrow, where they will attend the opening of the 57th Biennial of Contemporary Art of Venice. On Friday, Guillaume and Stéphanie attended the preview of the Biennial, stopping in at the Luxembourg Pavilion where they viewed the set-up by Luxembourg’s representative artist, Mike Bourscheid, entitled ‘Thank you so much for the flowers’. The Biennial opens on Saturday … Continue reading

More Stepping Up: Prince William Meets Kenyan President, Holds Investiture

  May 12, 2017 at 2:43 pm by

Prince William

Continuing his recent increase in stately duties, the Duke of Cambridge today welcomed the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, to Buckingham Palace for an audience. Joining the pair was the Kenyan First Lady, Margaret Wnjiru Gakou. Later in the day, Prince William hosted an investiture at the Palace where he presented various honours to people from all sectors of Britain. Amongst them was Scottish skier Myrtle Simpson, who was the first woman to ski … Continue reading

Prince Carl Philip Turns Game Tester During Visit To EA Development Studios

  May 12, 2017 at 2:33 pm by

Prince Carl Philip

During his visit today to DICE, the Stockholm game development studio of Electronic Arts (EA), Prince Carl Philip was given the opportunity to test some of their development technology, including the race car simulators. “It’s fascinating what you can do. It’s almost hard to know if you are in reality or in the game,” the Prince said as he assisted in filming human movement shots for an upcoming Star Wars video game. … Continue reading

Sheikha Al Jalila Learns To Snowboard

  May 12, 2017 at 11:26 am by

Sheikha Al Jalila

Despite the desert climate of her home country, Sheikha Al Jalila bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is learning to snowboard. Photos posted on the Instagram account of her mother, Princess Haya bint Hussein of Jordan, earlier today show the nine-year-old posing with a snowboard and during her snowboarding lesson at an indoor snow centre in Dubai. من قال بأنها لا تثلج في دبي! #الثلج #التزلّج #التعلّم #دبي Who says … Continue reading

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