Felipe and Letizia Mourn Bus Crash Victims

  November 10, 2014 at 11:37 pm by

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King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia comforted relatives of the 14 people killed in a bus crash in south-eastern Spain at a funeral held in Bullas earlier today. The King and Queen solemnly greeted and embraced the victims’ families during the funeral mass, which was led by the Bishop of Cartagena, Jose Manuel Lorca Planes. The couple also met with emergency service workers. King Felipe issued a statement on Sunday expressing … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Attend MH17 National Memorial

  November 10, 2014 at 10:35 pm by

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The Dutch monarch and his spouse led mourners today at the national memorial service for victims of the MH17 plane disaster in Amsterdam. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, accompanied by Princess Beatrix, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, joined 1,600 relatives and friends of the 298 victims for the service which was held at a capacity RAI Conference Centre. In the glow of 298 candles, the names of all … Continue reading

Vote in the October 2014 Picture of the Month Polls!

  November 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm by

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Please vote in the October 2014 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royals at Home. The polls will remain open until 30 November 2014. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

Baptism of Willem Jan van Vollenhoven

  November 10, 2014 at 10:10 am by

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Prince Floris and Princess Aimée baptised their son, Willem Jan, yesterday at the chapel of Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn. All members of the Dutch Royal Family, bar Princess Mabel and her two daughters, attended the event. While they were posing for photos upon arrival, some of the family joked that Willem Jan was the first child they had seen walk into their own baptism (the youngest van Vollenhoven was … Continue reading

Brits Attend Cenotaph Remembrance Service

  November 9, 2014 at 10:05 pm by

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The Queen has today attended the annual Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in London, accompanied by members of the Royal Family. She laid a wreath of red poppies at the base of the Cenotaph, followed by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex and the Duke of Kent, as well as Prime Minister David Cameron and … Continue reading

Princess Kristine Bernadotte Has Died

  November 8, 2014 at 10:28 pm by

Princess Kristine Bernadotte in 2013 attending the King of Sweden's 40th jubilee

Princess Kristine Bernadotte, the third wife of Prince Carl Bernadotte, passed away at her home in Spain on November 4. Her death has been described as sudden, with a memorial service taking place today at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Calahonda, where the Princess, who was 82, lived with her husband until his death in 2003. The date of her funeral – expected to be attended by the Swedish and Norwegian … Continue reading

Infanta Cristina Remains Suspected Of Tax Fraud

  November 8, 2014 at 9:58 pm by

Infanta Cristina of Spain

Magistrates of the High Court of Palma de Mallorca have ruled that Infanta Cristina, sister of King Felipe VI and daughter of King Juan Carlos I, will remain an official suspect and potentially stand trial on charges of tax fraud. They have, however, dismissed charges of money laundering. “The Infanta knew her husband’s [Iñaki Urdangarín] actions with regard to taxes were irregular,” the magistrates’ writ argued. The writ also stated that the … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Attends Fourth Engagement Since Pregnancy Announcement

  November 8, 2014 at 5:34 pm by

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On November 8, the Duchess of Cambridge, along with her husband the Duke of Cambridge, attended her fourth engagement since the announcement that she was pregnant with her second child. Her last public appearance was at a gala for Action on Addiction. The Duchess visited an oil refinery in Pembroke, Wales. The owners of the oil refinery, which was founded over fifty years ago, said it was an honour that … Continue reading

Reports: Tatiana Santo Domingo Expecting Second Child

  November 6, 2014 at 8:33 pm by

Tatiana Santo Domingo and Andrea Casiraghi in London in October

It is being reported in the European media that Tatiana Santo Domingo, the wife of Andrea Casiraghi, is expecting the couple’s second child. The couple, who were married in a civil ceremony in Monaco in August 2013 and a religious ceremony in Gstaad this past February, have a son, Sacha, born in March last year. Hello! Magazine is being quoted as the major source confirming the news. However, like her … Continue reading

British & Belgian Royals Attend Opening of WWI Memorial

  November 6, 2014 at 8:15 pm by

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The monarchs of Britain and Belgium united today to open a World War One memorial in London. Queen Elizabeth II and King Philippe were present for the dedication of the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden at the Wellington Barracks. The pair were joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge for the event, which included a prayer service and music played by the Grenadier Guards’ Band and the Household … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to South Korea

  November 3, 2014 at 11:01 pm by

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After their arrival in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday November 2, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started a two-day State Visit on Monday November 3. The visit began in the morning when the Royal Couple went to the Seoul National Cemetery where they laid a wreath and burned incense at the Memorial Tower. The King and Queen were greeted by three South Korean veterans. Then the Dutch King and Queen … Continue reading

Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler’s Eightieth Birthday

  November 1, 2014 at 4:58 pm by

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Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler celebrated her eightieth birthday on October 31. Princess Margaretha of Sweden was born on 31 October 1934 at Haga Palace in Stockholm. She is the first child of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and his wife, Princess Sibylla (née Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha). Princess Margaretha has four siblings; Princess Birgitta (b. 1937), Princess Désirée (b. 1938), Princess Christina (b. 1943) and Prince Carl Gustaf (b. 1946 … Continue reading

September 2014 Picture of the Month Poll Winners

  October 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm by

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Announcing the winners of the September 2014 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: September 2014 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Great Britain Second Place: Sweden, The Netherlands, Belgium Third Place: Dubai Royals on Magazines (September 2014 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: Great Britain Second Place: Sweden Third Place: Morocco, Jordan, The Netherlands, Malaysia Congratulations to all winning teams!

Dutch Monarch Begins State Visit to Japan

  October 29, 2014 at 10:25 pm by

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The Dutch King and Queen today began their state visit to Japan, which will last until Friday. On hand for the welcoming ceremony at Imperial Palace were Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. Both Queen Máxima and Crown Princess Masako wore shades of orange – the Queen in a burnt-orange silk dress paired with her signature turban-style headwear, the Crown Princess in a traditional peach … Continue reading

Swedish Crown Princess Couple Visit Estonia

  October 29, 2014 at 9:45 pm by

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Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have visited Estonia for two days where they visited Tallinn and Tartu. The Crown Princess Couple started their visit in Tallinn on October 28, where they visited the Broken Line Monument, which is in memory of those who lost their lives during the sinking of the Estonia Ferry. Whilst visiting the monument, Victoria laid a wreath and she and her husband talked to the members of … Continue reading

King Felipe Hosts First State Visit of His Reign

  October 29, 2014 at 9:23 pm by

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King Felipe VI of Spain has hosted his first state visit today, welcoming President Michelle Bachelet of Chile to Madrid. The official welcoming ceremony took place at the Royal Palace of El Pardo, where King Felipe and his wife, Letizia, greeted President Bachelet in the Palace forecourt. The trio stood to attention for the national anthems of both countries, before the King and the President inspected a military guard of … Continue reading

Canadian Governor-General Visits The Netherlands

  October 27, 2014 at 11:30 pm by

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima today received the Governor-General of Canada, David Johnston, in an audience at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. The royal couple posed for photographs with the Governor-General and his wife Sharon, who wore a deep red dress and matching embroidered overcoat. The Queen recycled a bright pink dress with a feature hem, paired with black accessories. This meeting was followed by a meeting with the Dutch … Continue reading

Death of Princess Amelie of Fürstenberg

  October 27, 2014 at 9:37 pm by

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Princess Amelie of Fürstenberg passed away yesterday, following surgery at the Villingen-Schwenningen Hospital. The Princess was 66. She was born in April 1948, the eldest of six children born to Joachim Egon, Fürst of Fürstenberg and Countess Paola zu Königsegg-Aulendorf. She never married, and has suffered from ill health for a number of years. Her elder brother, Heinrich, the current head of the Fürstenberg Princely House, issued a statement saying, “The death of … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Unveils 2014 Christmas Seal

  October 27, 2014 at 8:52 pm by

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As patron of the Julemærkefonden, Crown Princess Mary today unveiled the foundation’s Christmas Seal for the coming holiday season at the Copenhagen Town Hall. The 2014 edition of the seal (or stamp) was designed by Jacob Kühnel, and shows a number of Christmas-related drawings which come together to create a one large image. Mr Kühnel said that it was a “great pleasure” to design this year’s seals. Princess Mary, wearing a navy blue … Continue reading

King Felipe & Queen Letizia Visit Boal, Prince of Asturias Award Winner

  October 26, 2014 at 7:39 pm by

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia yesterday paid a visit to the town of Boal, in Asturias’s west, which was named this year’s Exemplary Town of Asturias. The King and Queen were shown around the town by its Mayor, Jose Antonio Barrientos, and other officials, visiting a laundry centre, a primary school and the House of Beekeeping. During the official portion of the visit – where the town was officially declared the … Continue reading

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