New Photos of Danish Crown Princely Family in Greenlandic National Costumes

  October 17, 2016 at 7:56 am by

Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary celebrate their copper wedding anniversary – 12 and a half years – next month, and to mark the occasion they have posed with their four children for a new Post Greenland stamp. The family are wearing the traditional Greenlandic national costumes in the stamp, which was taken by Steen Brogaard and goes on sale today. Several other photos of the children during the … Continue reading

Chrifa Lalla Joumala Alaoui: First Moroccan Woman Ambassador to the US

  October 16, 2016 at 6:14 pm by

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King Mohammed VI swore in Lalla Joumala Alaoui – the first woman to serve as Moroccan ambassador to the United States – to her new diplomatic position on Thursday at the Royal Palace in Casablanca, the King had appointed Alaoui to the position in February to replace Rachad Bouhlal the ambassador in charge of Morocco’s correspondence with the superpower since December 2011. Before her appointment as Morocco’s Ambassador to Washington … Continue reading

King of Bhutan Pays His Respects To The Late King Bhumibol

  October 16, 2016 at 7:04 am by

King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema

King Jigme Khesar of Bhutan arrived in Bangkok last night with his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema, and their eight-month-old son Prince Jigme Namgyel to pay their respects to the late Thai King, Bhumibol Adulyadej. They were greeted at the Suvarnabhumi Airport by the Deputy Prime Minister, Somkid Jatusripitak. This morning, King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema prayed at King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s royal urn in the Grand Palace. They also signed the book … Continue reading

Victoria and Daniel Celebrate 100 Year Anniversary of Investor AB

  October 15, 2016 at 9:55 pm by

Victoria and Daniel

Arriving at the Grand Hotel Stockholm to celebrate the Investor AB centenary celebrations, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were welcomed by the Wallenberg Family. Investor AB is the leading owner of Nordic-based international companies and was founded by the Wallenberg family 100 years ago. Kronprinsessparet på fest!🎈 Här anländer kronprinsessan Victoria och prins Daniel till Grand Hotel i Stockholm där Investor firar sitt 100-årsjubileum på lördagkvällen. 🎉 Crown Princess … Continue reading

Body of King Bhumibol Returns To The Grand Palace Ahead of Traditional Bathing Ceremony

  October 14, 2016 at 9:13 pm by

King Bhumibol's casket travels to the Grand Palace

As thousands of people lined the streets of Bangkok, the body of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was taken from the Siriraj Hospital to the Grand Palace ahead of the traditional bathing ceremony which forms part of Buddhist funeral rites. The convoy following the late King’s casket included Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and Queen Sirikit, who has not been seen in public for over a year. In the evening, the … Continue reading

Danes Host Reception For Olympic and Paralympic Teams

  October 14, 2016 at 7:02 pm by

Danes host reception for Olympians

Over 200 members of Team Denmark that competed at the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games have been guests at a reception hosted by Queen Margrethe II at Christiansborg Palace. The team – whose athletes won 15 Olympic and 7 Paralympic medals in Rio – were also congratulated by Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte. Queen Margrethe hosted today a reception for the Olympic … Continue reading

A New Portrait of Elizabeth II To Mark Her 60 Year Patronage of The Red Cross

  October 14, 2016 at 5:57 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II has been patron of the British Red Cross for sixty years, and to mark the milestone, a portrait by artist Henry Ward has been unveiled by Her Majesty at Windsor Castle. It depicts the Queen sitting in the White Drawing Room of Windsor in her Garter Robes. Subtle references to the Red Cross and the connection between the organisation and the Royal Family are seen in a bust of … Continue reading

Belgian State Visit to Japan: Day Five in Osaka

  October 14, 2016 at 5:12 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

Today, Friday October 14, the fifth day of their state visit, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde left Tokyo early in the morning for a visit in Osaka, the second largest city in Japan. Upon their arrival, the Queen attended a symposium held at the Convention Center of the Kobe University. The symposium, entitled “Collaboration in response to societal challenges between Kobe University and Belgian Universities”, was organized to mark … Continue reading

The Cambridges Attend Victoria Cross Commemoration In Manchester

  October 14, 2016 at 2:34 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

On October 14, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a memorial ceremony in Manchester for recipients of the Victoria Cross, where paving stones in honour of the soldiers were unveiled. Embed from Getty Images The six soldiers who were honoured for “valour in the face of the enemy” after fighting in World War One were George Stringer, Albert Hill, Henry Kelly, John Reditt, John Thomas and Graham Lyall. Embed … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Elizabeth and Philip Visit The Great Wall

  October 14, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at the Great Wall of China

October 14, 1986: During the first visit of a British monarch to China, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh ensured they saw one of China’s most popular and well-known sites, the Great Wall. The couple are seen below at the Badaling section of the wall.

Sorrow of a King

  October 13, 2016 at 6:58 pm by

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King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan has lead his nation in sorrow following the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.  His majesty lit one thousand butter lamps and offered prayers alongside other members of the Bhutanese Royal Family, Government officials and members of the Thai community in Bhutan.  The solemn and moving event took place inside the Tashichhodzong (governmental palace) in Bhutan’s capital, Thimpu. His Majesty has … Continue reading

Belgian State Visit to Japan: Day Three and Four

  October 13, 2016 at 11:25 am by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

On the third day of the state visit, on Wednesday October 12, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, along with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, travelled by train to Yuki, a city in the north of Japan. In Yuki they visited a textile industry where they were given a demostration about the creation of a traditional woven silk textile called Yuki-tsugumi. Back in Tokyo, Queen Mathilde attended a seminar to … Continue reading

Obituary: King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

  October 13, 2016 at 9:15 am by

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

The world’s longest reigning monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand was revered in his people, described by members of the public as ‘the heart of the country’. He has been a constant figure throughout decades of political instability and divisions, viewed as a unifying force. Born on December 5, 1927 in Cambridge, Massachusetts – the only monarch to be born on United States soil – Bhumibol Adulydaej was the youngest child … Continue reading

Thailand’s King Bhumbiol Adulyadej Has Died, Palace Confirms

  October 13, 2016 at 7:55 am by

King Bhumibol

It has been confirmed this evening, local time, that King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand has passed away at the age of 88. He was monarch for 70 years, having celebrated the milestone in June this year, and was the world’s longest reigning monarch. The late King’s health has been of major concern this past week, after a statement said that the King was on a ventilator after his blood pressure dropped during haemodialysis … Continue reading

Princess Christina Diagnosed With Leukaemia

  October 13, 2016 at 6:11 am by

Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson

The Swedish Royal Court has announced this morning that Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson, sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf, has been diagnosed with chronic leukaemia and will undergo treatment this autumn. She will naturally be heavily reducing her official engagements over the coming months to focus on her health. The statement also said the Princess and her family hope the public understand the situation and allow her to complete her … Continue reading

Princess Dina Honored For Her Fight Against Breast Cancer

  October 12, 2016 at 8:12 pm by

Princess Dina

Princess Dina Mired has received the ‘Personality of the Year 2016’ award from Zahra Breast Cancer Association from HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud. She received the award during a ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in presence of the Princess Haifa bint Feisal bin Abdulaziz, chairperson of Zahra Breast Cancer Association. Princess Dina was the Director General of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) during thirteen years and she … Continue reading

Spanish Royals Celebrate A Rainy National Day In Madrid

  October 12, 2016 at 4:26 pm by

The Spanish Royal Family on National Day

Spain has celebrated its National Day, and the wet weather did not dampen the spirits of King Felipe, Queen Letizia and their two daughters as they attended official ceremonies in Madrid. First was the royal family’s homage to the flag of Spain at the Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo where they were joined by the President of the caretaker government, Mariano Rajoy. The King reviewed the troops, while his wife and daughters … Continue reading

Queen Maxima Meets Argentine President Mauricio Macri

  October 12, 2016 at 1:54 pm by

Queen Maxima

Her Majesty Queen Maxima completed today, Wednesday October 12, her two-day working visit to Argentina in her capacity of Special Advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development. The first event for Queen Maxima was a visit at the Banco Central de la República Argentina where she had a meeting with Federico Sturzenegger, the Governor of the bank and other autorities. Esta mañana recibí en el @BancoCentral_AR … Continue reading

Belgian State Visit to Japan: Day 2

  October 11, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

Today Tuesday October 11, second day of the state visit, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were officially welcomed by the Japanese Imperial Family. The welcoming ceremony was held in the courtyard of the Imperial Palace in the presence of Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. After the inspection of the guards and the playing of the national anthems, a private meeting took place inside … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Makes First Foreign Solo Trip

  October 11, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge was in The Netherlands today, on her first solo trip abroad. She first had lunch with King Willem-Alexander at Villa Eikenhorst, before continuing on to engagements in The Hague and Rotterdam. At the Mauritshuis, Kate was shown the museum’s permanent collection which includes many pieces from the Dutch Golden Age, who artists include Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. After taking in Girl With A … Continue reading

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