The Duchess of Cambridge Steps Out In Grey

  March 14, 2016 at 11:50 pm by

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The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in head to toe grey today when attending the Commonwealth Day Service that was held at Westminster Abbey. To the event, the Duchess wore an Erdem lace pattern coat from the designer’s Pre Fall 2015 collection. Catherine also wore a wide brimmed hat with a grey ribbon around the brim. This was a nice change to her usual headpiece choices. The hat was by 90-year-old … Continue reading

A Busy Day For Queen Máxima

  March 14, 2016 at 11:00 pm by

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This morning, Monday March 14, Her Majesty Queen Máxima attended the launch of the sixth edition of Money Week at the De Twaalfruiter elementary school in Vleuten. The motto of this year’s edition is “Learned when young is done when old.” During the event, the Queen participated in a few lectures and she taught children how to deal with money. Money Week 2016 started today and will last till March 18. It is an initiative … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, March 7-13

  March 14, 2016 at 11:37 am by

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This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image of a few outfits in this week’s poll. Voting closes on March 19.

Royals, Nobles and Celebrities In Ivory Coast

  March 14, 2016 at 10:53 am by

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The Duke of Anjou and his wife the Duchess of Cadaval are in the Ivory Coast to visit a project of the ‘Children of Africa’ fund. The Duke posted several pictures on his Facebook page. They were not the only royals who visited the project: the socialite Princess Ira von Fürstenberg is also in Africa, as are Prince Edouard and Princess Isabella de Ligne de La Trémoïlle. The group was also … Continue reading

Drinking and Dining for Charity

  March 14, 2016 at 10:34 am by

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Princess Léa of Belgium, widow of Prince Alexandre, organised a charity dinner in Brussels city hall to raise money for her and her late husband’s foundation. The money that was raised during the dinner benifits a project of the  ‘Prince et Princesse Alexandre de Belgique’ foundation. The project will help the blind people of Belgium. The dinner wasn’t only attended by Princess Léa. Also present were Princess Maria Gabriella of … Continue reading

Duke of Parma Loses Legal Battle Against Son

  March 14, 2016 at 10:22 am by

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Minister Ard van der Steur (Justice) rejected the objection that the Duke of Parma filed. The duke wanted to prevent his illigitemate son, (Carlos) Hugo Klynstra, to be incorperated into the Dutch nobility with the title Prince de Bourbon de Parme. The duke can still go to the court of appeal to challenge the decision of the minister. Hugo Klynstra was born in 1997 to Prince Carlos Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, … Continue reading

Prince Nikolaos Contributes To Art Conference in Doha

  March 13, 2016 at 9:05 pm by

Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana at the exhibition in Doha

Greek Prince Nikolaos is showcasing some of his photography work at the Art for Tomorrow Conference in Doha, Qatar this weekend. He has been collaborating with Soundwall for the conference, using photographs he has taken of the natural environment in Greece and then using the technological process of printing on aluminium to add extra depth and sound to the pieces. Standing next to #Natsikap with the artist :-). Capturing #nature … Continue reading

Sarah Ferguson Pops Over to Mexico

  March 13, 2016 at 8:49 pm by

Sarah, Duchess of York during a gala in Mexico

Sarah, Duchess of York has spent some time in Mexico this past week, where she visited a local school in Acapulco and attended events surrounding the Formula E Championship. “They said ‘We may have nothing, but we have happy hearts.’ For me, they gave the world,” the Duchess captioned photos of her with the students and teachers at the school that was taken last Monday. They said 'we may have … Continue reading

Charity Concert Attended by Imperial Guests

  March 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm by

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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan attended a charity concert in support of the reconstruction of areas hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which struck Japan five years ago. The concert took place at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall in the district of Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, where their Imperial Majesties watched performances by students from the Fukushima Prefectural Asaka High School, Koryiyama City, together with pianist … Continue reading

Funeral of Prince Johann Georg in Sigmaringen

  March 12, 2016 at 5:19 pm by

The Prince's coffin lies in the Hedinger Kirche

The funeral service of Prince Johann Georg von Hohenzollern, who passed away on March 2, took place today privately at the Hedinger Kirche in Sigmaringen, Germany. Only family and close friends attended the service, with the Prince’s immediate family arriving via the church’s back entrance to avoid the eyes of the media gathered at the front. These included the King and Queen of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip, who arrived … Continue reading

From Evening Wear to Rubber Gloves: Willem-Alexander and Máxima Have Their Turn for NLdoet

  March 12, 2016 at 9:45 am by

Queen Maxima gets to grip with a pressure washer during NL Doet

Last night they were hosting a black-tie concert in Paris, today they were donning jeans and rubber gloves as they did their part for NLdoet. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima volunteered at a playground in  Alphen aan den Rijn this year. The pair eagerly got to work – Willem-Alexander carting wheelbarrows of sand to fill up a sandpit, Máxima cleaning up some of the play equipment (she even got to use … Continue reading

Prince Gabriel de Nassau Turns 10

  March 12, 2016 at 6:30 am by

Prince Gabriel de Nassau

Gabriel Michael Louis Ronny de Nassau was born on March 12, 2006 to parents Prince Louis of Luxembourg and Tessy Antony in Geneva, Switzerland. Gabriel de Nassau was not given a title when he born because his parents weren’t married. Gabriel de Nassau has a younger brother, Noah. On June 23, 2009 his grandfather, Grand Duke Henri, gave Gabriel and Noah the title Prince of Nassau and the style of … Continue reading

Emperor and Empress Remember 2011 Earthquake Victims

  March 12, 2016 at 5:33 am by

The Emperor and Empress at the memorial for the victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster

Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko yesterday attended a memorial service in Tokyo to remember the thousands of people who lost their lives in the 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, on the fifth anniversary of the disaster. A minute’s silence was observed at the moment – 2:46pm – that the earthquake hit in the Pacific Ocean, east of the Tōhoku region. “Many of the people affected by the disaster are … Continue reading

Crown Prince Haakon Passes Armed Forces Parachute Course

  March 12, 2016 at 1:44 am by

Crown Prince Haakon gives a thumbs up prior to a parachute jump

The Crown Prince of Norway is now a qualified military tactical skydiver, after completing a parachuting course with the Armed Forces Special Command. During the course held this week at Camp Rena, Haakon took part in a number of physical tests and training sessions, including both day and night jumps, to gather his qualification. The Armed Forces Special Command unit is a operational task force that carry out missions within national … Continue reading

Final Day of the Dutch State Visit to France

  March 11, 2016 at 10:32 pm by

Queen Maxima, President Hollande and King Willem-Alexander at the return dinner

The second and last day of the Dutch State Visit to France began today, Friday March 11, with a touching moment. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, visited the bar “Le Carillon”, one of the targets of the terrorist attacks that killed 130 people last November. The Royal Couple met the owner of the bar, an employee, local residents and aid workers … Continue reading

“World’s Most Experienced Plaque Unveiler” Opens New Military Barracks

  March 11, 2016 at 4:47 pm by

Prince Philip opens the Prince Philip Military Barracks

The Duke of Edinburgh described himself as the “world’s most experienced plaque unveiler” today as he officially opened The Prince Philip Barracks at the MoD Lyneham in Wiltshire. “I hope you realise what you’re about to see now is the world’s most experienced plaque unveiler in action,” the Prince – who routinely cracks a joke while on engagements – said to the crowd as he pulled back the curtain revealing the … Continue reading

Pass Me The Paint – The Oranje-Nassaus Volunteer for NLdoet

  March 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm by

Princess Beatrix and Princess Aimee get their rolling on as they paint a platform on NLdoet day

Members of the Orange-Nassau clan today took part in the annual NLdoet volunteering day, as they lent a hand at the Prinses Maxima Riding School in Den Dolder, a recognised school that provides equestrian therapy for individuals with and without disabilities. Princess Beatrix and Princess Aimée sanded and painted platforms to help riders mount the horses easier, happily joking with each other throughout as they tried to keep the bright purple and … Continue reading

William and Catherine Visit XLP Mentoring Project

  March 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm by

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the XLP mentoring project in Barbican, London. Embed from Getty Images During the visit, the young royals met with people who are benefiting from the project. The XLP works with over 75 schools in London to help young people who are facing emotional, behavioural and relational challenges in school. The project is run by charity and aims to meet with people once a … Continue reading

Arab Royals Attend the Conclusion of Raad Al-Shamal

  March 11, 2016 at 12:19 pm by

King Salman and King Abdullah II

Many royals and leaders from the Arab and Islamic countries gathered Friday in Saudi Arabia along with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, and participated in the closing ceremony of the military exercise “Raad Al-Shamal” (North Thunder). The ceremony which was organized by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia took place at the King Khalid Military City in Hafr Al-Batin area. … Continue reading

King Felipe and Queen Letizia Caught Up In A Scandal?

  March 11, 2016 at 2:43 am by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

It has emerged that King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain have somehow caught themselves up in a scandal after a few messages have been leaked. The leaked messages concerns businessman Javier López Madrid, who was a former Bankia bank board member and good fried of the King and Queen. The messages are from October 2014. Javier López Madrid is accused, along with a few other people, of misusing personal bank funds. … Continue reading

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