Princess Luisa Maria Turns Eighteen

  October 11, 2013 at 11:54 pm by

Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium in July 2013

October 11th, 2013 Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este celebrated her 18th birthday on October 11th. The Princess, who is currently ninth in line to the Belgian throne, is the fourth child of Princess Astrid of Belgium and Prince Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este. Princess Luisa Maria was born at the Clinique Saint Jean, Brussels in Belgium in 1995. Most recently the Princess attended the July abdication ceremony of … Continue reading

The Duke of Kent Celebrates 78th Birthday

  October 9, 2013 at 11:50 pm by

The Duke of Kent

 Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent celebrates his 78th birthday on October 9th. The Duke, who is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, was born in London in 1935. His parents were Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. Prince Edward has a younger sister, Princess Alexandra, and a younger brother, Prince Michael. In August 1942, his father Prince George was killed in a … Continue reading

Duke of Soria Turns 70

  October 9, 2013 at 11:47 pm by

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October 9th, 2013 Don Carlos Zurita, the Duke of Soria and Hernani, the husband of the Infanta Margarita of Spain, celebrates his 70th birthday on October 9th. A popular member of the extended Spanish Royal Family, the Duke was born in Malaga, Spain in 1943. In October 1972 he married Infanta Margarita, the younger sister of King Juan Carlos I at Estoril in Portugal. The couple have two children, Don … Continue reading

Indian President Visits Belgium

  October 9, 2013 at 11:05 pm by

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The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, has made an official visit to Belgium between October 2nd and 5th. This is the first official visit made by a President of India to Belgium. It follows the state visit made by King Albert and Queen Paola to India last year. The President was welcomed at Military Airport Melsbroek at Brussels by King Philippe. It was described as a rare gesture of His … Continue reading

Prince Harry in Sydney

  October 5, 2013 at 10:24 pm by

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Prince Harry spent the day today in Sydney, Australia on his first official visit to the Commonwealth nation. The Prince arrived yesterday, ahead of his attendance at today’s International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to mark the hundredth anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy entering the Harbour. Wearing the white tropical dress uniform of the British Army, Captain Wales spent over two hours aboard HMAS Leeuwin with Governor-General Quentin Bryce, Prime … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen Continue Province Visits

  October 5, 2013 at 4:42 am by

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On Friday September 27th in the afternoon, the King and the Queen visited Antwerp, the Capital of the Antwerp Province. The Royal Couple were welcomed at the museum MAS (Museum aan de Stroom) by the Mayor of Antwerp Bart De Wever and the Governor of the Province Cathy Berx. After signing the Golden Book, the King and the Queen received a photo of Prince Baudouin taken in 1935 when he was … Continue reading

Prince Emmanuel Turns Eight

  October 4, 2013 at 3:36 am by

Prince Emmanuel on the balcony during festivities marking his father's installation as the Belgian monarch in July 2013

Prince Emmanuel of Belgium turns eight years old on October 4th. The Prince is the second son of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, and is also currently third in the line of succession to the Belgian throne. He was born in 2005 at the Erasmus Hospital in Anderlecht. His full name is Emmanuel Léopold Guillaume François Marie and the Prince was baptised on December 10th, 2005 at … Continue reading

Spanish Royal Ladies Support Red Cross Fundraising Day

  October 4, 2013 at 3:32 am by

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October 3rd, 2013 As with previous years on the Día de la Banderita, female members of the Spanish Royal Family were out in force to preside over the Madrid ‘Día de la Banderita de la Cruz Roja Española’ or the Spanish Red Cross Fundraising Day. Attending this year’s fundraising stalls were Queen Sofia, Princess Letizia and Infanta Elena. In a relaxed atmosphere, all three royal ladies posed for photos with … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos Leaves Hospital

  October 2, 2013 at 11:11 pm by

King Juan Carlos leaves hospital following hip surgery; 01-10-2013

October 1st, 2013 King Juan Carlos was discharged from the Chiron Hospital in Madrid on Tuesday. The 75 year old Spanish Monarch was cheered by a group of well wishers and gathered media as he left the Madrid hospital. The King will spend the next couple of weeks in recuperation at his Madrid residence, the Palacio de la Zarzuela, following the successfully operation on his left hip. Before leaving the … Continue reading

August 2013 Picture of the Month Poll Winners!

  October 1, 2013 at 4:05 am by

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Announcing the winners of the August 2013 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: August 2013 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: The Netherlands Second Place: Monaco Third Place: Sweden and Norway Royal Summer Sports! (August 2013 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: The Netherlands Second Place: Sweden Third Place: Norway Congratulations to all winning teams!

Regency Plans Revealed in the Netherlands

  September 30, 2013 at 8:56 pm by

An official photograph of the King and Queen of the Netherlands and their daughters

The Government Information Service in the Netherlands has today revealed their plans should King Willem-Alexander pass away before his heir, daughter Catharina-Amalia, reaches the age of 18. In such an event, Queen Máxima would become the regent for the Princess of Orange until she turns 18 in December 2021. The Queen would have parental authority over her three children – Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane. She would also … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos ‘Comfortable’ Following Latest Surgery

  September 30, 2013 at 8:41 pm by

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King Juan Carlos is reported to be comfortable and in recovery following a successful temporary hip replacement, but will need further surgery in two months time. The 75 year old Spanish Monarch underwent the surgery last Tuesday at Madrid’s Quiron hospital. Over the past few days, the King has recieved family visits from the Queen and Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia with their daughters, Infantas Leonor and Sofia. Infanta Elena … Continue reading

Prince Philip visits Dersingham Bog Nature Reserve

  September 30, 2013 at 8:36 pm by

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September 30th, 2013 The Duke of Edinburgh was back in Norfolk today where he paid a visit to the Dersingham Bog Nature Reserve. The 92-year-old Prince was all smiles in the autumnal sunshine as he walked with the aid of a stick around the site. The Duke is patron of the Conservation Volunteers, who have been working on preserving this nature reserve site in Norfolk. Prince Philip recently flew up … Continue reading

Queen Rania in New York

  September 28, 2013 at 9:25 pm by

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As UNICEF’s first eminent advocate for children and also a member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel (HLP), Queen Rania accompanied her husband King Abdullah II of Jordan during his visit to New York City last week to attend the 2013 UN General Assembly. The Queen’s first appearance was on September 23rd, when she attended the “Education Cannot Wait” conference which was organized to support the UN Secretary General’s … Continue reading

Joint Coat of Arms For William & Catherine Revealed

  September 27, 2013 at 11:48 pm by

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It has been revealed today the joint coat of arms for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Conjugal Coat of Arms was approved this year by HM The Queen earlier this year but it was not shown to the public till today. The coat of arms was designed by The College of Arms in London. The Conjugal Arms show the the separate shields of a royal husband and wife … Continue reading

Christening of Prince George of Cambridge

  September 27, 2013 at 11:48 am by

An official photograph of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son

It has been announced today that Prince George, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will be christened on October 23, 2013. The christening will take place at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will perform the christening. Prince George was born at St Mary’s Hospital in London on July 22. For the discussion and latest details visit the christening thread.

Princess Haya Not Seeking Third FEI Term

  September 27, 2013 at 7:32 am by

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein of Jordan, Sheikha of Dubai

FEI President, Princess Haya of Jordan, has announced that she will not be seeking a third term as president of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI). Princess Haya’s term ends in November 2014, she was elected in 2006. Currently, the FEI Presidents can only run for two terms, each term lasting four years. A few months ago, the FEI body announced that they would request to extend the presidency for an … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in Hasselt

  September 26, 2013 at 11:02 pm by

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On Tuesday September 24th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited Hasselt in the Province of Limbourg. The Royal Couple arrived at 11 o’clock and were welcomed by Governor Herman Reynders in the Provincial House where they signed the Golden Book. After being presented to deputies, mayors and 120 invited guests, the King and the Queen met a delegation of Ford workers who are losing their job following the closure of the … Continue reading

Princess Mary Names Container Ship

  September 25, 2013 at 11:20 pm by

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Crown Princess Mary today officially named the newest container ship of the A.P. Møller-Mærsk fleet. The event took place at Langelinie, in the presence of Crown Prince Frederik, the Danish Interior and Economy Minister, Margrethe Vestager, and Ane Maersk McKinney Uggla, at ten in the morning. “I name you ‘Majestic Maersk’. I wish you safe navigation. May you and your crew have successful activities in the oceans, for the benefit of your crew, your … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde in New York

  September 25, 2013 at 11:13 pm by

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Last week, Queen Mathilde was in New York to attend the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, “Architects for a Better World”. On September 18th, the Queen participated in a side event co-hosted by UNICEF and Global Compact Belgium with the theme ‘Children’s rights are everyone’s business’. ”I am delighted to see that my country, Belgium, is a frontrunner in mobilising the business community on children’s rights”, she said in her … Continue reading

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