Belgian Royals Receive The Country’s Rio 2016 Athletes

  October 26, 2016 at 10:51 am by

Queen Mathilde, Kign Philippe and Princess Astrid

Today, Wednesday October 26, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid, held a reception at the Royal Palace of Laeken for the athletes of the Olympic and Paralympic Teams that competed and won a medal during the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Belgian athletes won 6 Olympic and 11 Paralympic medals in Rio. The Royal Couple and Princess Astrid posed with the … Continue reading

Royal Orders Conferred at Peleș Castle

  October 26, 2016 at 6:39 am by

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To commemorate the 95th Birthday of His Majesty King Michael of Romania, Royal Orders, Honours and Decorations have been conferred upon a variety of receivers from Romania and abroad at two ceremonies that took place in the Hall of Honour at Peleș Castle. The honours were handed out by HRH Crown Princess Margareta – Custodian of the Crown – and in attendance were her husband, Prince Radu and her sister, … Continue reading

Princess Eugenie Supports Elephant Family At V&A Charity Event

  October 25, 2016 at 9:50 pm by

Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie of York, accompanied by her boyfriend Jack Brooksbank, attended the opening night of a charity exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum tonight in benefit of Elephant Family. ‘Conservation Couture: The Animal Ball Collection’ will feature at the V&A until Friday week, showcasing a number of couture masks themed around the animal kingdom. It is a collaboration between the Museum, Elephant Family and Swarovski in the lead up to the … Continue reading

A Purple-Clad Camilla Presents 2016 Man Booker Prize

  October 25, 2016 at 8:18 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall has this evening presented American writer Paul Beatty with the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction at a prize ceremony at London’s Guildhall. Donning a new purple dress with a tiered, pleated skirt, Camilla took to the stage to present the award, which Mr Beatty won for his novel The Sellout, a satire themed around race-relations in the United States. He was also awarded  £50,000 for taking out … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Opens The New Emergency Unit At Randers Regional Hospital

  October 25, 2016 at 5:00 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today officially opened the second emergency wing of the Regional Hospital of Randers, in the Jutland area of the country. Greeted by a large crowd of locals, the Princess was presented with a bouquet of flowers before she cut the ribbon that marked the opening of new building that houses a second emergency room, trauma unit and other medical services. Mary – dressed in a black dress and … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Heads To Eindhoven For Dutch Design Week

  October 25, 2016 at 3:36 pm by

Queen Maxima

In a repeated Claes Iverson camel-coloured coat dress, Queen Máxima today paid a working visit to the city of Eindhoven, where she visited this year’s edition of Dutch Design Week. She was shown a number of exhibitions submitted by designers and students with the focus on improving the world, and met with some of the 2,500 designers who have products in this year’s fair. The Queen also attended a seminar … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!

  October 25, 2016 at 2:52 pm by

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His Majesty King Michael of Romania has celebrated his 95th birthday today! Messages of congratulations have come from all over the world via a special on-line greetings page via the Royal Family of Romania website as well as a special message from the President of Romania, His Excellency Mr Klaus Werner Iohannis. The website also stated what many people in Romania and beyond will be wishing for the King – … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde In Jordan

  October 25, 2016 at 11:59 am by

Queen Mathilde and Queen Rania

In her capacity as UN Councillor for Sustainable Development, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started, on Sunday October 23, a humanitarian working visit to Jordan accompanied by Alexander De Croo, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation of Belgium. Upon her arrival in Amman, the Queen was received by the Jordan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Judeh along with Minister De Croo and Hendrik Van de Velde, Belgian Ambassador to … Continue reading

Former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad, Has Died

  October 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad

It has been announced that Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, the former Emir of Qatar, passed away on Sunday. He was 84 years old. The Sheikh was Emir of Qatar from 1972 to 1995, when was ousted in a coup by his son, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa. His grandson, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, is the current Emir. Following the coup, Sheikh Khalifa lived in France until 2004, when he … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Salma Honoured For Her Commitment to Fight Cancer In Portugal

  October 24, 2016 at 4:59 pm by

Lalla Salma

Princess Lalla Salma, spouse of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, was honored on Saturday at the third edition of “Bal de la Riviera” gala organized by the Duke of Anjou, Prince Charles Philippe. During the gala, Prince Charles-Philippe handed to Princess Lalla Salma the “Tribute Award” in recognition of her efforts and personal commitment in the fight against cancer in the North African country and beyond. The distinction was handed … Continue reading

Princess Haya Opens Up On Her Husband And Children

  October 24, 2016 at 12:16 pm by

Princess Haya

HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein gave a rare insight to her family on today’s Virgin Radio’s ‘The Kris Fade Show’ in Dubai. Princess Haya spoke about how normal the family is and that they are like any other family who get up early and drop the kids off at school, she said “We’re up around 6.15-6.30… the kids are up and ready to go to school”. She goes on saying, … Continue reading

A Royal Wedding in Serbia!

  October 23, 2016 at 3:38 pm by

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Today, 23 October 2016, Serbia witnessed a very rare Royal Wedding when His Royal Highness Prince Mihailo Karadjordjevic, a grandson of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia, married Miss Ljubica Ljubisavljevic.  The Prince is the youngest son of the late Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia and his second wife, Princess Linda. Amidst the enchanting grandeur of the Church of Saint George in Oplenac, 300 guests witnessed the happy couple take their vows.  Miss Ljubisavljevic, who is … Continue reading

Go Team! Daniel and Estelle Enjoy a Daddy-Daughter Evening at the Hockey

  October 22, 2016 at 9:02 pm by

Prince Daniel and Princess Estelle

In the stands tonight at the AIK versus IK Pantern ice hockey match at Hovet Stadium were the adorable Swedish father-daughter duo of Prince Daniel and Princess Estelle. Animatedly watching the action (the home team took the spoils, 4-2), Estelle looked to be highly enjoying the evening as she clutched a stuffed AIK mascot. Prince Daniel pointed things out and explained different elements to his daughter throughout the match. Prins … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Enjoy A Day in Los Oscos As Part of the Princess of Asturias Awards

  October 22, 2016 at 4:22 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

The King and Queen of Spain have spent the day in the region of Los Oscos, a series of councils in the western portion of Asturias, which has be declared the 2016 Princess of Asturias Awards’ ‘Exemplary Town of Asturias’. King Felipe and Queen Letizia stopped in the towns of San Martin de Oscos, Villanueva de Oscos and  Santa Eulalia; where they were shown a number of different local sites of … Continue reading

Princess of Asturias Awards Presented in Oviedo

  October 21, 2016 at 10:29 pm by

Queen Letizia, King Felipe and Queen Sofia

The 2016 Princess of Asturias Awards were presented this evening at the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo. King Felipe, Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia were in attendance for the event. This year’s laureates are: for Arts, Núria Espert; for Communication and Humanities, James Nachtwey; for Social Sciences, Mary Beard; for Technical and Scientific Research, Hugh Herr; for Sport, Javier Gómez Noya; for Literature, Richard Ford; for International Cooparetion, the United Nations Framework Convention … Continue reading

Prince Charles Remembers the Victims of the Aberfan Disaster Fifty Years On

  October 21, 2016 at 7:34 pm by

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The Prince of Wales joined survivors and family members of victims of the 1966 Aberfan disaster at a reception in South Wales to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the disaster which claimed the lives of 144 people. He laid a wreath at the Aberfan Cemetery ahead of a reception where he said that “Anyone who is old enough can remember where they were when they heard the appalling news about … Continue reading

Princess Maria Attends Radio-Play Preview

  October 21, 2016 at 6:05 pm by

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On Thursday 20th October, Her Royal Highness Princess Maria of Romania attended a preview of a play entitled “Algeria” (choice) that was written back in 1960 by the Princess’s parents, King Michael and Queen Anne. The preview was arranged by Romania’s National Radio Theatre at the Press Center of Romanian Radio Broadcasting and was hosted by the President and General Manager of the Romanian Radio Society. The event was part … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Princess Anne Christened At Buckingham Palace

  October 21, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Princess Anne on her christening day

Princess Anne of Edinburgh, later the Princess Royal, was christened on October 21, 1950 in Buckingham Palace’s Music Room by the Archbishop of York, Cyril Garbett. Her godparents were Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, Princess Andrew of Greece, Princess Margarita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Lord Louis Mountbatten and the Honourable Andrew Elphinstone.

Felipe and Letizia Attend Princess of Asturias Awards Concert

  October 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

October brings the laureates of the Princess of Asturias Awards to Oviedo, and tonight was the annual pre-awards ceremony concert held at the Prince Felipe Auditorium. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were present for the concert, where Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 ‘Choral’ was performed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation Choir and the Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra. The Queen opted for a simple black cocktail … Continue reading

King Abdullah and Princess Haya Inaugurate New Military Hospital in Ajloun

  October 20, 2016 at 6:48 pm by

King Abdullah and Princess Haya

The King of Jordan was today joined by his younger half-sister Princess Haya bint Al Hussein for the official opening of a new military hospital in Ajloun, a town in the north of Jordan, which has been named after the Princess. King Abdullah and Princess Haya were given a tour of the new hospital, which has 150 beds and 11 operation rooms that will allow the Royal Medical Services to provide … Continue reading

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