Charles and Camilla In Malaysia, Day Three

  November 6, 2017 at 5:10 pm by

The Prince of Wales in Malaysia

After a rest day on Sunday, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall continued their tour of Malaysia in Kuching on Monday. They began with a visit to the Sarawak Cultural Village where Charles and Camilla watched traditional and warrior dances and viewed traditional homes, craft and textile demonstrations and food spreads. They also took in the village by raft, as they traveled across the village’s lake. Prince Charles even got … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to India

  November 6, 2017 at 11:51 am by

The King and Queen of the Belgians in India

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of The Belgians started today, Monday November 6, a week-long state visit to India. The Royal Couple arrived in India on Sunday accompanied by a large business and institutional delegation comprising of Belgian Ministers and CEOs of Belgian companies. On their first day, the King and Queen paid a visit to the famous mausoleum, Taj Mahal, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 and … Continue reading

Emperor Akihito Meets With US President Trump At Imperial Palace

  November 6, 2017 at 9:12 am by

The Emperor and Empress of Japan with President Trump of the US

The Emperor and Empress of Japan today welcomed United States President Donald Trump to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo for an audience. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko greeted the President and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, outside the Palace entrance before the 20-minute long audience, during which the monarch and the President discussed the strong relationship between Japan and the United States that has been achieved in the years … Continue reading

On This Day: Death of Charlotte of Wales, Heir To The British Throne

  November 6, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Princess Charlotte of Wales

Today marks the 200th anniversary of a death that changed the course of the British Royal Family: on this day, in 1817, Princess Charlotte of Wales – second in line to the throne – died after protracted childbirth that resulted in a stillborn son. The 21-year-old Princess was the only child of the Prince Regent, later George IV, and his estranged wife, Caroline of Brunswick; and, at the time of her death, … Continue reading

Prince Mansour bin Muqrin Killed In Helicopter Crash

  November 5, 2017 at 8:33 pm by

Prince Mansour bin Muqrin

Prince Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia was killed in a helicopter crash near the Saudi-Yemeni border on Sunday. The Prince, who was in early 40s, was undertaking an inspection of defence and environmental projects in Asir, the province of which he was Deputy Governor, alongside several other officials. The cause of the crash remains unknown, according to the Interior Ministry. He was one of 14 children born … Continue reading

Mary and Co Enjoy The Hubertus Hunt in Dyrehaven

  November 5, 2017 at 2:14 pm by

The Danish Crown Princely Family

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary and her four children enjoyed a casual day out on Sunday as they took in the annual Hubertus Hunt at the Hermitage Palace in Dyrehaven. The family watched the race from the Palace’s balcony; the children cheering as the horses came into view. The smiles on their faces though turned to horror at the end of the race, as one of the Hunt officials got caught … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Livadia Palace

  November 5, 2017 at 3:30 am by

Livadia Palace

Location: Livadiya, Yalta Municipality, Autonomous Republic of Crimea Built: April 1910 – September 1911 Architect: Nikolay Petrovich Krasnov Commissioned By: Nicholas II of Russia Style: Italian Neo-Renaissance Rooms: 116 On The Palace Grounds: The Church of the Exaltation of the Cross Current Owner: State Budgetary Institution of the Republic of Crimea Current Use: Museum Fun Fact: Nicholas II is said to have spent four million roubles on the construction of the new Livadia Palace (he had the original larger and … Continue reading

Saudi King Creates New Anti-Corruption Committee, Has 11 Princes Arrested

  November 5, 2017 at 1:19 am by

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Al-Arabiya reported on Saturday evening that a new anti-corruption committee has been established by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, which almost immediately ordered the arrest of eleven Princes and a number of current and former government ministers. “Laws will be applied firmly on everyone who touched public money and didn’t protect it or embezzled it, or abused their power and influence,” a statement from King Salman said during … Continue reading

Princess Mabel Receives ‘World Without AIDS Award’ During Berlin Gala

  November 4, 2017 at 9:42 pm by

Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau

During the 24th Festival Opera Gala this evening at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau was presented with the German AIDS Foundation’s ‘World Without AIDS Award’ for her work in the “global fight against HIV and AIDS”. The Princess said on her Twitter ahead of the gala, which was attended by 2,000 guests, that she was “honoured and excited” to receive the award. In connection with her award, … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla In Malaysia, Day Two

  November 4, 2017 at 5:20 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s second day in Malaysia began with a morning prayer service at St Mary’s Cathedral in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. Prince Charles then visited the Taiping Commonwealth War Graves where he laid wreaths in memory of fallen Commonwealth soldiers, before heading to Belum for a World Wildlife Foundation Conservation Summit. Camilla, in the meantime, stayed in the Malaysian capital, visiting The Lost Food … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla In Malaysia, Day One

  November 3, 2017 at 8:24 pm by

The Prince of Wales, Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan, and The Duchess of Cornwall

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s autumn tour has moved on to Malaysia, with the couple spending their first full day of engagements there on Friday. Charles and Camilla spent the majority of the day undertaking individual engagements. The Prince first indulged in his passion for Islamic art and culture during a tour of the Islamic Arts Museum alongside Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, the Sultan of Perak; before visiting … Continue reading

Queen Sonja Visits Denmark For Exhibition Opening

  November 3, 2017 at 7:51 pm by

Queen Sonja of Norway

Days after cancelling two engagements in Trondheim due to back pain, Queen Sonja of Norway’s health had improved enough for her to be able to make a short trip to Aarhus, in Denmark on Friday, where she helped launch an exhibition of her own artwork. Texture is a collaboration between the Queen and artist Magne Furuholmen (a member of the Norwegian band A-ha), a ‘thematic combination of text and nature’. Graphic prints … Continue reading

The Purple Princess: Mary Attends Presentation of 2017 Christmas Seal

  November 3, 2017 at 3:19 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

  Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary launched the 2017 Christmas Seal on Friday November 3rd during a luncheon at the Copenhagen Town Hall. She was joined by illustrator, author and musician Michael Wettendorff – the designer of this year’s stamp series – and children who have stayed in the Julemærkefonden’s children’s homes for the launch. The Crown Princess then listened to speeches given by the children, detailing the reasons why they spent time receiving … Continue reading

Prince William Attends Metropolitan Police Passing Out Parade

  November 3, 2017 at 11:10 am by

The Duke of Cambridge

Prince William was present for the Metropolitan Police Service’s Passing Out Parade at the Hendon Police Complex on Friday. He joined Commissioner Cressida Dick and Chief Superintendent Penny Banham in inspecting the 182 graduates during the parade. The graduates, who will now be posted as probationary constables across the boroughs of London, marched and performed drills in front of their family and friends. William stopped to speak with many of the graduates as he … Continue reading

“Darling Queen – Dear old Bones”: Letters of Queen Wilhelmina and Her English Governess Published

  November 3, 2017 at 7:47 am by

wilhelmina

The correspondence of Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands and her English governess Elizabeth Saxton-Winter (1855-1935) has been collected in a new book: ‘Darling Queen-Dear Old Bones’. A Dutch edition was published in 2012 but today at Het Loo Palace, the English edition of the book will be handed to the mayor of Apeldoorn. The letters have been edited by Ermentia (Renny) van Heuven-van Nes. She worked at Het Loo Palace … Continue reading

Christian of Hanover and Alessandra de Osma Will Marry in March

  November 3, 2017 at 6:54 am by

HANOVER, GERMANY - JULY 08: Prince Christian of Hanover and his fiancee Alessadra de Osma leaves the wedding of Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick-Lueneburg,  ( Erbprinz Ernst August von Hannover, Herzog von Braunschweig und Lueneburg ) and his fiancee Ekaterina Malysheva at Hanover Market Church on July 8, 2017 in Hanover, Germany. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)

According to the German magazine “Bunte”, Prince Christian of Hanover (32) and his fiancee Alessandra de Osma (25) will get married get married in March 2018. The couple will marry in the bride’s native Lima, Peru and the celebrations will last from the 15th to the 17th. Prince Christian is the younger son of Prince Ernst August of Hanover and his first wife Chantal Hochuli. The couple has been dating … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Queen Noor In South Africa

  November 3, 2017 at 3:00 am by

President Mandela and Queen Noor

November 3, 1995: Attending the 1995 annual congress of the United World Colleges, held in Johannesburg, Queen Noor of Jordan is seen speaking with South Africa’s President, Nelson Mandela. The Queen has been President of the United World Colleges – “a global education movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future” – since 1995, a position President Mandela also held from 1995 … Continue reading

Prince Jigme Namgyel Steals The Show During Official Visit to India

  November 2, 2017 at 10:21 pm by

Prince Jigme of Bhutan

At a mere 20 months, Bhutan’s Prince Jigme Namgyel has shown himself to be a budding diplomat, as he charmed his way through India’s political leaders this week while accompanying his parents, King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jestun Pema, on an official visit to the country. The little Prince – dressed in a traditional Bhutanese gho – calmly held hands with the Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj upon the family’s arrival to the … Continue reading

Queen Máxima in Nigeria For UN Inclusive Finance Role

  November 2, 2017 at 8:04 pm by

Queen Maxima

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands paid a three-day visit to Nigeria this week. On Tuesday, Queen Máxima visited the Subol Hospital in Lagos. During the visit to the hospital, the Queen was informed about the program that helps the poorest part of the population to apply for health insurance through the mobile phone. This … Continue reading

Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family Honour Deceased Family Members

  November 2, 2017 at 10:40 am by

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Grand Duke Henri

At the Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Luxembourg City on Thursday, members of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg attended a mass of commemoration in honour of deceased members of their family, as part of All Soul’s Day. Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich led the mass, before the family headed to the crypts beneath the Cathédrale for a special blessing. Those attending the mass were Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, the Hereditary Grand Ducal … Continue reading

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