Dutch New Year’s Receptions

  January 16, 2015 at 8:24 pm by

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On January 13 and 14, the Dutch Royal Family attended the Annual New Year’s Receptions. The first reception took place on Tuesday at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Along with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven were present. The guests of the reception were representatives of Dutch society, Ministers, political leaders and members of organizations dedicated to helping working people. In his … Continue reading

Princess Kako Visits Imperial Burial Ground

  January 15, 2015 at 11:32 pm by

Princess Kako visited the Musashi Imperial Graveyard to pay respects to her ancestors; 15-01-2015

Japan’s Princess Kako today paid her respects to her ancestors with a visit to the Musashi Imperial Graveyard in Hachiōji. The graveyard is the mausoleum complex which contains the final resting places of the Princess’s great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents: Emperor Hirohito and Empress Kōjun, and Emperor Taishō and Empress Teimei. Princess Kako, who turned twenty on December 29 and has thus begun undertaking official duties for the Imperial Family, wore a floor-length black overcoat … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Names New Art Room in London

  January 15, 2015 at 10:44 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge during her visit to The Clore Art Room; 15-01-2015

The Duchess of Cambridge was today in London to officially name the new art room at Barlby Primary School in West London. She was joined by British cross-dressing artist Grayson Perry for the event, which Catherine was originally scheduled to attend in October last year before her severe morning sickness forced her to cancel a number of engagements. Arriving in the early afternoon, the Duchess first stopped by the school hall … Continue reading

Princess Marie Opens New Hospital Wing

  January 12, 2015 at 10:50 pm by

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Princess Marie of Denmark today opened the new building of the South Jutland Hospital in Aabenraa. The new wing features the hospital’s new emergency department, a restaurant and an outpatient psychiatry clinic for children and adolescents. The expansion cost 600million DKK (€80million) and will help to serve the almost 250,000 citizens of Southern Jutland. During her visit to the hospital, Princess Marie was given a tour of the new facilities and … Continue reading

Jordan’s King and Queen Attend Unity March in Paris

  January 12, 2015 at 10:24 pm by

Queen Rania and King Abdullah in Paris for the unity march; 11-01-2014

On January 11, 2015 King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan paid a short visit to France to take part in an anti-terrorism march. The march was called by French President, François Hollande, to condemn the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. Their Majesties were received by President Hollande at the Elysee Palace before they attended the march in honour of the 17 victims of the terrorist attacks along with other … Continue reading

Vote in the December 2014 Picture of the Month Polls!

  January 11, 2015 at 2:17 am by

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Please vote in the December 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 Film Premieres. The polls will remain open until 30 January 2015. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

Archduke Christoph and Archduchess Adélaïde Welcome a Daughter

  January 10, 2015 at 10:39 pm by

Archduke Christoph and Archduchess Adélaïde with their newborn daughter Katarina

Archduchess Adélaïde of Austria (née Drapé-Frisch) gave birth to a daughter on December 22, 2014 in Geneva. The little Archduchess has been named Katarina Marie-Christine Fabiola. Archduchess Katarina was christened very shortly after her birth, on December 27. The christening also took place in Geneva. The little Archduchess’s sponsors are Countess Marie Christine de Limburg Stirum and Galdric Drapé-Frisch. Archduke Christoph and Archduchess Adélaïde were married in a religious ceremony on … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge’s Thirty-Third Birthday

  January 9, 2015 at 5:13 pm by

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The Duchess of Cambridge celebrated her thirty-third birthday on January 9. Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. Although her full name is Catherine, she is most commonly known as “Kate”. She is the eldest daughter and child of Carole Goldsmith and her husband, Michael Middleton. She has two younger siblings; Philippa Middleton (who is more commonly known as “Pippa” – … Continue reading

Presentation of Monaco’s Princely Twins

  January 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm by

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The newborn twins of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène of Monaco, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, were officially presented to the people of the tiny principality today. Nestled safely in the arms of their parents, Gabriella and Jacques made their first balcony appearance just before noon, to the cheers of a crowded Palace courtyard. All the members of the Princely Family were present for the twins’ first official duty … Continue reading

New Year’s Courts Continue in Denmark

  January 7, 2015 at 6:37 pm by

Queen Margrethe at the New Years Court; 07-01-2015

The Danish New Year’s Courts have continued yesterday and today, with further receptions taking place at Christiansborg Palace. Yesterday, Queen Margrethe hosted the Court for the diplomatic corps, of which 77 of the ambassadors presently with offices in Denmark attended (the Russian Ambassador did not). Many of the ambassadors choose to wear their country’s national costume for this event, which is attended by the Regent and Crown Princely couples. The … Continue reading

King Felipe Presides Over First Pascua Militar

  January 7, 2015 at 3:24 pm by

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The King of Spain presided over his first Pascua Militar as Spain’s head of state yesterday at the Royal Palace in Madrid. Stepping out into the Plaza de la Armería for a military review, King Felipe VI was accompanied by his wife, Queen Letizia. Also in attendance was Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The national anthem of Spain, La Marcha Real, was played and a 21-canon salute took place as per tradition. Later … Continue reading

Jordan’s Prince Ali to Run for FIFA Presidency

  January 6, 2015 at 9:16 am by

Prince Ali of Jordan

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan announced today his intentions to stand for the FIFA Presidency in elections to be held in May against the association’s long-serving leader Sepp Blatter. The 39-year-old Prince released a statement through his official Facebook saying, “This was not an easy decision, it came after careful consideration and many discussions with respected FIFA colleagues over the last few months.” He added, “The message I … Continue reading

Prince Andrew Named in US Underage Sex Civil Suit

  January 2, 2015 at 10:57 pm by

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Prince Andrew, the Duke of York has been named in a lawsuit filed in Florida revolving around Jeffrey Epstein’s underage sex solicitation. According to the court documents, the woman alleges she was “forced to have sexual relations with this prince when she was a minor” on several occasions between 1999 and 2002. The lawsuit is part of an ongoing legal battle between women who claim they were used as underage sex … Continue reading

November 2014 Picture of the Month Poll Winners

  January 2, 2015 at 4:12 pm by

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Announcing the winners of the November 2014 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: November 2014 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Morocco Second Place: The Netherlands Third Place: Jordan ** Belgium ** Spain Royals Shopping (November 2014 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: Jordan Second Place: Great Britain Third Place: The Netherlands Congratulations to all winning teams!

Danish New Years Courts Begin in Copenhagen

  January 1, 2015 at 10:56 pm by

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The Danish New Years Courts have begun in Copenhagen, with a glittering gala held at Christian VII’s Palace in Amalienborg this evening. Hosted by Queen Margrethe II, the banquet was attended by Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and the Queen’s first cousin Princess Elisabeth. Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt was also present, as were members of the government, parliament, defence leaders and … Continue reading

Prince Philip Becomes The UK’s Oldest Duke

  January 1, 2015 at 7:45 am by

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, became the oldest Duke in the United Kingdom after the Duke of Wellington passed away on December 31. He was 99, whilst Prince Philip is 93. Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, passed away at his residence in Hampshire. His death occurred six months before the two hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The late Duke of Wellington was appointed as Officer of … Continue reading

Saudi King Abdullah Is Admitted Into Hospital

  January 1, 2015 at 6:43 am by

King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz

The Saudi court has announced that the 91 year old King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been admitted into the King Abdulaziz Meical city of the National Guard in Riyadh for medical tests. The statement from the state news agency SPA said “The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, may God keep him, entered today Wednesday. The King Abdulaziz Medical City of the National Guard … Continue reading

The Year 2014: A Right Royal Review

  December 31, 2014 at 6:00 pm by

A Right Royal Review

As 2014 draws to a close, The Royal Forums Blog brings you a review of all that has happened in the world of royalty this past year. Births January 17: Mia Grace Tindall. Zara Phillips gave birth to her first child with husband Mike Tindall just after the New Year at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Mia Grace is sixteenth in line for the British throne, and one of Queen Elizabeth II’s … Continue reading

British Royals Celebrate Christmas At Sandringham

  December 26, 2014 at 11:01 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II attends the Christmas Day service; 25-12-2014

The British Royal Family took part in the annual Christmas Day service at Sandringham House. Most of the immediate royals attended, apart from the Duchess of Cornwall, who was at home with a bad back, and Zara Phillips, who was at a sporting event in Sydney, Australia. Viscount Linley and his family as well as Lady Sarah Chatto and her family were also absent this year, however they attend every … Continue reading

Christmas Family Gathering At Fredensborg

  December 26, 2014 at 11:01 am by

The Christmas tree at Fredensborg, from Crown Princess Pavlos's Instagram

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark invited her extended family for Christmas in Denmark this year, for the first large Christmas gathering since 2006. Forty-plus members of the Danish, Greek and Berleburg royal families spent several days at Fredensborg Palace. The only ones missing were from the Berleburg side: Prince Richard, Prince Gustav and his partner Carina Axelsson, and Princess Nathalie and her husband Alexander Johannsmann. It has not been confirmed … Continue reading

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