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

Happy Holidays from The Royal Forums

  December 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm by

Happy Holidays

On behalf of the team at The Royal Forums and The Royal Forums Blog, we would like to wish all our members and readers a safe and happy holidays, and an exciting start to 2015! With over 62,000 members, and 1,450,000 posts, the Forums are growing each year and we would like to thank everyone who contributes to make the Forums what it is. We look forward to ‘seeing’ you … Continue reading

Albert and Charlène Introduce Their Twins

  December 24, 2014 at 8:58 am by

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The Prince and Princess of Monaco have introduced their newborn twins to the world, in a series of photographs released yesterday. Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, dressed in blue and pink coveralls, take pride of place in the photos, taken at the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace where they were born. Prince Albert and Princess Charlène look incredibly pleased with their newborns, who were born on December 10. Both Albert and … Continue reading

“God Jul” From Haga Palace

  December 24, 2014 at 6:03 am by

Princess Estelle

Three new photographs and a video have been released of Princess Estelle decorating the tree at Haga Palace with her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, in time for the festive season. Adorable Princess Estelle wished everyone a “Merry Christmas” (or “God Jul” in Swedish). Crown Princess Victoria also asked her daughter, “What does Santa say when he comes?”, to which little Princess Estelle replied “ho ho ho. There are … Continue reading

King and Queen of Jordan Send Wishes for 2015

  December 22, 2014 at 11:08 am by

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As they do each year, King Abdullah II and Queen Rania have sent a card to congratulate the New Year. This year they have chosen a family picture where they posed with their four children: Crown Prince Hussein (20), Prince Hashem (10), Princess Iman (18) and Princess Salma (14), unlike last year when Prince Hussein sent a picture of him with his brother. The whole family wears clothes in white … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine Announces Second Pregnancy

  December 19, 2014 at 10:09 am by

Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill

The Swedish Royal Court has announced that Princess Madeleine is pregnant with her second child. “We are very happy and look forward to welcoming a new member to our family,” the Princess and her husband, Christopher O’Neill, said in the statement. The baby is due in the summer of 2015. Princess Madeleine and Mr O’Neill were married in June 2013, and have a daughter, Leonore, born in February this year.

Princess Haya Presides Over Her Last FEI Annual Meeting

  December 15, 2014 at 9:09 pm by

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Princess Haya of Jordan presided her last FEI General Assembly as President of the International Ecuestrian Federantion (FEI) in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Jordanian princess announced in August she will not stand for a third term, as she wants to prioritize her family and her two children. During her stay in Azerbaijan she was received by the President, Ilham Aliyev, at the Presidential Palace in Baku. On Sunday, on her final … Continue reading

Thai Crown Prince Divorces Third Wife

  December 13, 2014 at 10:28 pm by

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand and his former wife, Srirasmi Suwadee

The Thai Royal Court confirmed that the Crown Prince, Maha Vajiralongkorn, and his third wife Srirasmi have ended their 13 year marriage. “The King has granted permission to announce that Princess Srirasmi, the wife of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, has informed in a written document that she has resigned from her royal status,” an official statement from the Palace announced yesterday in the Royal Thai Government Gazette. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and the … Continue reading

Merry Christmas, Love George

  December 13, 2014 at 10:00 pm by

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New photographs of Prince George of Cambridge have been released in time for Christmas. Three photos of the 17-month-old toddler were published tonight, ahead of their appearance in this week’s edition of Hello! magazine. They were taken by Edward Lane Fox, Prince Harry’s private secretary, last month at Kensington Palace. Prince George sits on a flight of steps in the gardens, cheekily smiling at the camera. He dons a knitted grey … Continue reading

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