King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Visit Russia

  November 12, 2013 at 6:26 am by

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On Friday November 8th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started a two-day visit to Russia on the invitation of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin. The visit comes on the occasion of the closing of the “Netherlands-Russia Year”. They were accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, and the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development, Lilianne Ploumen. The Royal Couple arrived in the late afternoon in Moscow and were received … Continue reading

Vote in the October 2013 Picture of the Month Polls!

  November 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm by

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Please vote in the October 2013 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royal Group Photos. The polls will remain open until 30 November 2013. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

Lady Louise Windsor’s 10th Birthday

  November 10, 2013 at 5:48 am by

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Lady Louise Windsor, the eldest child and only daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, turned 10 on November 8. Lady Louise was born on November 8, 2003 at Frimley Park Hospital in Frimley, Surrey. She was born with exotropia, a condition which causes the eyes to turn inwards. Louise was also premature at birth and as her mother was seriously ill, Louise was transferred to a neo-natal unit … Continue reading

Belgian Introductory Visit To The Netherlands

  November 10, 2013 at 5:32 am by

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On Friday November 8th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium made an introductory visit to King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were received by the King and the Queen of the Netherlands at the Noordeinde Palace. The King and Queen of Belgium were accompanied by the Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and the Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. After an audience at the Royal Palace, … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit Bruges and Brussels

  November 8, 2013 at 8:35 am by

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On Friday October 25, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited Bruges in the Province of West-Flanders. The Royal Couple arrived at 11 o’clock and were welcomed at the Provincial Court by the Provincial Governor, Carl Decaluwe and the Mayor of Bruges, Renaat Landuyt. After the welcoming speech of the Governor, the King and the Queen received gifts and signed the Golden Book. Later King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended a working lunch … Continue reading

President of the Republic of Korea Visits Britain On State Visit

  November 8, 2013 at 3:22 am by

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The President of the Republic of Korea, HE Park Geun-hye, is currently in the UK for a state visit, which started on 5 November and will finish on 7 November. On 5 November, the President of the Republic of Korea had a private meeting with Prince Andrew, Duke of York, on behalf of the Queen. Prince Andrew also accompanied the President on a Horse Guards Parade. In the afternoon of … Continue reading

Three Different Evening Looks From Three Different Royals

  November 7, 2013 at 5:03 am by

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November 6, 2013 was a busy evening for different royals who all wore completely different outfits for the evening. Let’s start with Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, who wore a black fitted dress matched with a black cape, black pumps and a black clutch to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Stock Exchange building in Amsterdam. She had her hair pulled back in a lovely hairdo and finished … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine Appears on the Cover of Elle Magazine

  November 4, 2013 at 2:42 am by

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On 30th October 2013, Princess Madeleine of Sweden gave an interview to Elle Magazine and appeared on the front cover. Along with the interview, she also took part in a photo shoot. In the interview, Princess Madeleine talked about her pregnancy, saying that “it all happened a little fast and very suddenly”. Earlier in October, it was announced that Princess Madeleine and her husband Christopher O’Neill were expecting their first child, which … Continue reading

The Prince of Asturias Awards 2013

  November 3, 2013 at 1:09 pm by

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The Prince and Princess of Asturias presided over the prestigious Prince of Asturias awards ceremony in Oviedo, the capital of Asturias in northern Spain last week. The Royal Couple arrived on a wet Thursday October 24th and attended a series of audiences at the Reconquita Hotel in Oviedo. Later that evening, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia attended a gala concert at the Principe Felipe Auditorium. After the concert, the couple … Continue reading

The Queen Of Spain Turns 75

  November 3, 2013 at 6:05 am by

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The Queen of Spain celebrated her 75th birthday on November 2nd. The ever popular Queen Sofia was born a Princess of Greece on this day in 1938. She was the eldest child of the late King Paul of Greece and Frederica of Hanover. Queen Sofia of Spain has two younger siblings, ex-King Constantine II of Greece and Princess Irene of Greece. The future Queen Consort of Spain married Infante Juan … Continue reading

Qatar Emir Visits The Gulf Countries

  November 2, 2013 at 6:12 am by

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, the new Emir of Qatar

Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani just concluded a three day visit to Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. A Qatari official told AFP, “This was basically a friendly tour, although it also carried a clear political message expressing the emir’s support to the Gulf union initiative presented by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.” The official went on saying “The emir was keen to visit Gulf countries … Continue reading

Infanta Leonor Turns 8

  November 1, 2013 at 1:11 pm by

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Infanta Leonor of Spain celebrated her 8th birthday on October 31st. Currently second in line to the throne, Leonor is the eldest daughter of Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia. The future Queen of Spain has a younger sister, Infanta Sofia. Infanta Leonor was born on October 31st, 2005 and was baptised at the Chapel of the Palace of Zarzuela on January 14th, 2006. Their Majesties the King and Queen stood … Continue reading

Queen Rania’s Exclusive Interview With AlArabiya

  November 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm by

Queen Rania at the girls' school in Harlem

AlArabiya broadcast aired last Sunday and Monday an exclusive interview with Queen Rania of Jordan. The interview, which is the first of its kind with an Arabic television, was presented by AlArabiya’s famous Jordanian journalist, Montaha Alramahi. During the first part, Queen Rania expressed her vision for education in the Arab world. Her Majesty talked about the urgent need for what she called “education revolution”, women empowerment, polarization and youth unemployment … Continue reading

Crown Prince Haakon In Zambia With UNDP

  November 1, 2013 at 12:54 pm by

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In his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Crown Prince Haakon visited Zambia from October 28th-31th, 2013. During his visit, he put special focus on the UN Millennium Development Goals. His program of activities was centered around health, the environment, education and youth leadership. Together with the First Lady of Zambia, Dr. Christine Kaseba, he visited Chongwe District Hospital. Crown Prince Haakon said: “I am very … Continue reading

September 2013 Picture of the Month Poll Winners

  October 31, 2013 at 6:11 am by

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Announcing the winners of the September 2013 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: September 2013 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: The Netherlands Second Place: Sweden Third Place: Spain Royal Hairstyles (September 2013 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: Norway Second Place: Spain & The Netherlands Third Place: Jordan Congratulations to all winning teams!

Doña Simoneta Gómez-Acebo Turns 45

  October 29, 2013 at 12:57 pm by

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Dona Simoneta Gómez-Acebo celebrated her 45th birthday on October 28th. Simoneta is the only daughter of Infanta Pilar of Spain and the late Don Luis Gómez-Acebo. She is also the eldest niece of King Juan Carlos I. She is not in line to the throne as her mother renounced her rights prior to her marriage to the late Visconde de la Torre in 1967. María de Fatima Simoneta Luisa Gómez-Acebo y de … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary’s Fashion During The Australian Visit

  October 29, 2013 at 6:24 am by

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The Crown Princess of Denmark is back in Australia with her husband Crown Prince Frederik for five days. So, let’s look at her fashion choices on the tour. Day 1: HRH wore a recycled printed teal dress matched with nude heels and a teal exotic skin clutch see here. On day 2 of the visit, Mary chose an all black look see here with her hair pulled up. Later that afternoon, the couple … Continue reading

Prince George’s Official Christening Photos Have Been Released

  October 28, 2013 at 12:31 pm by

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William, Catherine and the little prince: Photo  On Thursday 24th October, four official photos of Prince George’s christening were released. During the weekend, a fifth, more informal photo was released. There were reports that six photos would be taken, but in the end, it wasn’t. A Queen and Three (Future) Kings: Photo  The photos consisted of a four generations photo of The Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and little Prince George- the … Continue reading

Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant Turns 12

  October 26, 2013 at 2:19 am by

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium at her father's installation as King in July 2013

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant turned 12 years old on October 25th. The future Queen of the Belgians is the eldest child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians. The Princess was born at the Hôpital Erasme in Anderlecht, Brussels in 2001 and her full name is Élisabeth Thérèse Marie Hélène. Princess Elisabeth was baptised on December 9th, 2001 at the Royal Chapel of the Ciergnon Castle … Continue reading

The Duchess of Anjou Celebrates Her 30th Birthday

  October 26, 2013 at 12:45 am by

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The Duchess of Anjou turned 30 on October 21st. She celebrated her birthday with her family in Madrid, where she and her husband and children are currently residing. Before her marriage to the Duke, the Duchess was previously known as María Margarita Vargas Santaella. She is the daughter of Víctor José Vargas Irausquín and Carmen Leonor Santaella Tellería, a well-known lawyer who is the owner of Banco BOD, also known … Continue reading

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