Dutch Royals Awards ‘Prince Claus Awards’

  December 15, 2013 at 5:04 am by

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On Wednesday December 11th, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and Princess Mabel attended the “Prince Claus Award” ceremony. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were absent this year. The King was in Johannesburg to attend the memorial service in memory of the former president of the Republic of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, and the Queen was on a visit to Ethiopia and Tanzania. The winner this year was Egyptian poet … Continue reading

Victoria, Daniel and Estelle Get Into The Festive Spirit

  December 14, 2013 at 10:26 am by

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On 13 December, the Royal Court released new photos of Princess Estelle and her parents. Earlier in the morning, Estelle and her mother were seen at the St. Lucia Morning which was held at the Royal Mews in Stockholm. The photos, which showed Estelle and her parents making gingerbread biscuits, were taken in the family’s residence, Haga Palace. Estelle wore a pretty navy patterned dress complete with a cute red … Continue reading

Sheikha Mozah and Royals Inaugurate “WISH”

  December 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm by

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Qatar Foundation Chairperson Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missnad inaugurated the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH). The inauguration was held with a gala dinner with the attendance of Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco and the Duke of York, Prince Andrew. Sheikha Mozah spoke at the event by saying “Innovation is not only about finding better treatments, rather to produce methods to reduce the need for those treatments.” She went, … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Visits Hong Kong

  December 13, 2013 at 5:15 am by

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From December 4th to 7th, Queen Mathilde visited Hong Kong, China. On the evening of Wednesday, December 4th, Queen Mathilde attended the opening of the exhibitions “Dress Code” and “Design in Motion” in occasion of the “Hong Kong Business of Design Week (BoDW)”. Queen Mathilde was accompanied by the Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, the Flemish Minister-President Kris Peeters, the Vice-Minister-President of Wallonia Jean-Claude Marcourt and the Minister of Economy Céline … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Visits Herning

  December 13, 2013 at 12:32 am by

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Crown Princess Mary yesterday was in the city of Herning, where she visited the Lind Care and Activity Centre and attended the 2013 European Short Course Swimming Championships. First visiting the care centre, the Crown Princess had an early afternoon tea with 125 residents and staff of the centre. She was given a tour of the facility, seeing the woodwork room, the gym and the residential facilities. The care centre has … Continue reading

Vote in the November 2013 Picture of the Month Polls!

  December 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm by

Please vote in the November 2013 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royals and their Horses. The polls will remain open until 30 December 2013. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

Hereditary Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Pregnant

  December 12, 2013 at 5:02 am by

Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha at the June 2013 wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden

The Hereditary Prince and Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha are expecting their first child. The infant is expected to make his or her appearance in late spring 2014. The news was confirmed by royal historian Arturo Beeche. Prince Hubertus, the elder son of Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Princess Kelly were married in May 2009. The couple currently live in Coburg, Germany where the Prince is a member … Continue reading

Queen Rania Joins Instagram

  December 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm by

Queen Rania of Jordan made the list

In addition to Her Majesty’s Twitter, Facebook & Youtube, Queen Rania of Jordan launched this week her official Instagram account. The Queen, who is one of the world’s most influential leaders on social media, published on her Instagram page a few photos of her latest appearance attending the memorial service of former South African President Nelson Mandela that took place yesterday in Soweto city. Queen Rania is using social media … Continue reading

Prince Joachim of Belgium Turns 22

  December 10, 2013 at 10:57 pm by

Prince Joachim of Belgium

December 9th, 2013 Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este celebrated his 22nd birthday on December 9th. The Prince is the eldest son of Princess Astrid of Belgium and Prince Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este. Currently the Prince is 8th in the Belgian line of succession. Most recently Prince Joachim attended the abdication ceremony of his grandfather, Albert II, and enthronement ceremony of his uncle, King Philippe, in July of this … Continue reading

Swedish Royals Attend 2013 Nobel Prize Awards

  December 10, 2013 at 10:16 pm by

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On December 10, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Christina attended the Nobel Prize Awards. Also present were Countess Bettina Bernadotte and her husband Philipp Haugg. The Nobels are in memory of the Prizes’ founder, Alfred Nobel, and are a tradition for the Swedish Royal Family since 1901. Usually, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine attend the ceremony, but due to other reasons were … Continue reading

Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange Turns 10

  December 8, 2013 at 10:02 pm by

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Catharina-Amalia, the Princess of Orange, Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau celebrated her 10th birthday on December 7th. The Princess is the eldest child of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. Following the April abdication of her grandmother, Beatrix, and accession of her father as King, Catharina-Amalia became Princess of Orange and heiress apparent to the Dutch throne. The Princess also has two younger sisters, Princess Alexia … Continue reading

The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge Attend Movie Premiere

  December 7, 2013 at 2:37 pm by

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On December 5, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Royal Film Performance 2013, the UK Premiere of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, at the Odeon Leicester Square, London. The film is the life story of Nelson Mandela. Shortly before the end of the movie, it was announced that Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95 years old at his home in Johannesburg. As the couple left … Continue reading

200 Years Of The Kingdom Of The Netherlands

  December 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm by

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The celebrations to mark the 200 years of the Kingdom of The Netherlands started on Friday, November 29th. King Willem-Alexander, in the Nieuwe Kerk, received the first set of three biographies of the Dutch Kings Willem I, Willem II and Willem III. On Saturday, November 30th King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended the recreation of the historic landing of Prince Willem Frederik that took place in 1813. Prince William Frederick … Continue reading

Emperor and Empress in India

  December 5, 2013 at 12:41 am by

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The Emperor and Empress of Japan have spent the past few days in India on the first official visit by a Japanese head of state to the nation. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko were farewelled at Haneda Airport on November 30 by the senior members of the Imperial Family, before being greeted at AFS Palam in New Delhi by the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, and his wife, Gursharan Kaur. … Continue reading

Swedish Royals Attend Official Dinner in Stockholm

  December 5, 2013 at 12:06 am by

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On 3 December, King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip attended an official dinner at The Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. Princess Madeleine and her husband Chris O’Neill were not present as they are living in New York. Those invited were representatives from the Swedish diplomatic corps, the Swedish parliament, the Swedish government agencies, Swedish science associations, Swedish sports associations and Swedish … Continue reading

Spanish Royals Preside Over National Sports Awards

  December 4, 2013 at 9:55 pm by

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December 2nd, 2013 The Spanish Royal Family presided over the 2013 National Sports Awards which were held at the El Pardo Palace in Madrid on December 2nd. Presiding over the 2013 Awards was Queen Sofia, who was accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias and Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo. King Juan Carlos was absent this year, as he is still in recovery from his hip operation. The annual … Continue reading

Prince Sverre Magnus’s 8th Birthday

  December 4, 2013 at 3:58 am by

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Prince Sverre Magnus turns 8 yesterday. He was born on December 3rd, 2005 in Rikshospitalet in Oslo as the second and youngest child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Prince Sverre Magnus is third in line of succession to the Norwegian throne after his father and his elder sister Princess Ingrid Alexandra. Both his names have a royal history: King Sverre reigned in the 12th century and Magnus has … Continue reading

October 2013 Picture of the Month Poll Winners

  December 3, 2013 at 4:49 am by

Announcing the winners of the October 2013 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: October 2013 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Norway Second Place: Monaco Third Place: The Netherlands Royal Group Photos (October 2013 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: Sweden Second Place: Norway and Great Britain Third Place: The Netherlands Congratulations to all winning teams!

Belgian Official Visit To Luxembourg

  December 2, 2013 at 9:17 pm by

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium made a one-day visit to Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg on Monday December 2th. The Royal Couple was accompanied by the Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and the Vice-Premier and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. Arriving at 11 o’clock, the King and the Queen were welcomed by the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess, and after the inspection … Continue reading

Lady Amelia Windsor Makes Her Début At The Ball Des Débutantes

  December 2, 2013 at 3:09 pm by

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Lady Amelia Windsor, the daughter of the Earl and Countess of St Andrews, made her début into society at the Ball des Débutantes in Paris. Also in attendance were Kyra Kennedy, President John F. Kennedy’s great-niece; Akshita Bhanjdeo, a member of India’s Bhanja Dynasty; Monica Urquijo Zobel, an It Girl from the Philippines; Rebecca Eu, the daughter of a Chinese healthcare company chief; and Francesca Packer Barham, the granddaughter of … Continue reading

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