Princess Laurentien Brings Her Family to Her Book Launch

  May 12, 2016 at 1:48 am by

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Yesterday, Wednesday May 11, Princess Laurentien presented a a new book. The princess co-authored the book with  Jeroen Smit, a Dutch journalist and Professor of Journalism at the University of Groningen.The Princess was accompanied by her husband, Prince Constantijn and their three children: Eloise, Claus-Casimir and Leonore. In the book, titled “Nog lang en gelukkig”, “Happily ever after”, Princess Laurentien and Jeroen Smit talked with several leaders about their dilemmas, … Continue reading

Taking a leaf out of Mr Cameron’s book? Queen Calls Chinese Officials “Very Rude”

  May 12, 2016 at 1:38 am by

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So after The Queen’s birthday event with dignitaries yesterday morning, we were treated to the first Garden Party of 2016 at Buckingham Palace. However it seems that Mr Cameron’s earlier faux pas may have rubbed off on The Queen when she was overheard commenting on the rudeness of the Chinese dignitaries during their visit last year. When meeting Lucy D’Orsi, the police officer who had been in charge of operations … Continue reading

Visit Noordeinde Palace … With Google

  May 11, 2016 at 11:10 am by

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Good news for those of you who want to take a peek inside a royal palace: Noordeinde Palace in The Hague can now be visited with the help of Google Street View. The Stable Department and the Royal Archives can also be viewed. It is not the first palace of the Dutch king that can be visited online. Huis ten Bosch palace and the royal palace in Amsterdam were already … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen Share Three Events In One Day

  May 11, 2016 at 10:55 am by

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A busy day for the king and queen of Belgium. Together with their son they participated in three seperate events. In the morning King Philippe I and Queen Mathilde received school directors from Brussels in the royal palace to talk about the challenges, tools and prospects of Belgian education. Réunion de travail avec des directeurs d'écoles sur l'#enseignement à #Bruxelles: défis, outils et perspectives pic.twitter.com/nMLWBGQLzK — Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) … Continue reading

Orange-Clad Máxima Attends Climate Conference

  May 11, 2016 at 9:54 am by

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As Special Advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, today Wednesday May 11, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was present at the international climate conference “Adaptation Futures 2016” at the World Trade Center in Rotterdam. Adaptation Futures is a biennial meeting of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA). This year the European Commission and the Netherlands are co-host of the … Continue reading

Rain Doesn’t Dampen the Windsors’ Spirits For Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

  May 11, 2016 at 4:11 am by

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The dour weather in London yesterday afternoon didn’t dampen any spirits as a garden party was hosted at Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were accompanied by the Duke of York, the Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra of Kent for the party, all bringing out the umbrellas with them as they mingled with guests. During the event, the Queen was … Continue reading

Was It Something I Said? David Cameron’s Blunder In Front of Queen

  May 11, 2016 at 4:00 am by

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Yesterday, Queen Elizabeth II hosted a reception for UK Parliament representatives on the occasion of her 90th birthday. In attendance were Prime Minister David Cameron, Speaker of the House John Bercow, Leader of the House Chris Grayling and The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Whilst being led round the room by the Speaker of the House Her Majesty stumbles upon Mr Cameron and Chris Grayling, “the great axis of powers”. Mr Cameron … Continue reading

First Photo of Princess Gloria

  May 11, 2016 at 3:49 am by

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Prince Jaime and Princess Viktória of Bourbon-Parma, count and countess of Bardi have shared a first photo of their newborn daughter Gloria Irene. The baby was born in Rome yesterday and weighs 3355 grams. It is the second daughter of the prince and princess. In 2014 they already became the proud parents of Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma. Princess Gloria is the 10th grandchild and 7th granddaughter of Princess Irene of … Continue reading

On This Day: The Ōtsu Incident

  May 11, 2016 at 3:26 am by

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On this day 125 years ago in 1891 a failed assassination attempt was made on Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich of Russia -the future Tsar Nicholas II- during his visit to Japan. The Russian heir was invited to Japan to improve the relations between Japan and Russia which were under pressure as Russia’s militairy presence in the far East was growing rapidly. During the visit the Tsarevich tried to charm his hosts: … Continue reading

Umbrellas Out As Felipe and Letizia Visit La Rinconada

  May 11, 2016 at 2:39 am by

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King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain visited the town of La Rinconada, Seville yesterday. The couple needed to take their umbrella’s out as it was raining heavily. Despite the weather, a large and enthousiastic crowd turned out to catch a glimp of their monarchs. Many of them had waited for hours in the rain. Their patience was rewarded as the king and queen took their time to shake … Continue reading

Chilean President Visits Sweden

  May 10, 2016 at 10:13 pm by

The Swedish Royals with President Bachelet of Chile

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet began a state visit to Sweden today, being greeted by King Carl Gustaf at the Royal Stables for a carriage procession to the Royal Palace, as is custom during state visits. The official welcoming ceremony took place in the courtyard, also attended by Queen Silvia in a fetching red suit, before a private lunch inside the Palace. Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and … Continue reading

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa Brings Her Diamonds Along to Finland

  May 10, 2016 at 8:41 pm by

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa in Finland

Luxembourg’s lovely Grand Duchess didn’t let the small matter of her host being a republic stop her from donning a diamond tiara from the Nassau collection during this evening’s gala banquet in Finland. Maria Teresa wore the Diamond Vine Leaves Tiara to accessorise her grey beaded Elie Saab evening gown. The gown was a flattering choice for the Grand Duchess (let’s be honest, Elie Saab usually is for Maria Teresa!) while the … Continue reading

Celebrating 150 Years of the Romanian Royal House – Part III

  May 10, 2016 at 5:31 pm by

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For the final day or events celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Royal House of Romania, HRH Margarita, Custodian of the Crown issued a special filmed message to the people of Romania from the Elisabeta Palace.  HRH spoke of the “hardest and most blessed years” of Romania’s history when referring to when Prince Carol I swore an oath of faith to the country and later put in place the constitution … Continue reading

New Author For The Wilhelmus?

  May 10, 2016 at 1:44 pm by

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The oldest known national anthem in the world, the Dutch ‘Wilhelmus’, was written around 1570. For centuries it was thought that the author was Filips van Marnix, Lord of St. Aldegonde (1540-1598). Marnix van St. Aldegonde was a Flemish nobleman, mayor of Antwerp and some sort of a spin doctor of the house of Orange. However based on computer algorithms Dutch and Flemish scholars now come to a different conclusion. … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mette-Marit Talks At The Norad Policy Forum

  May 10, 2016 at 1:09 pm by

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway attended the Norad Policy Forum today which was titled “last billions” of people living in poverty. The Crown Princess was greeted upon arrival by the Norad director, Jon Lomøy. Princess Mette-Marit spoke to N Orad Communications Manager Eva Bratholm about her work on HIV / AIDS and the UN AIDS program and UNAIDS. She also spoke about her recent trip to Tanzania.

Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya The Open Arab Media Forum

  May 10, 2016 at 12:19 pm by

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The Arab Media Forum (AMF) themed “Media for Good” was opened today by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Attending the event was Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City who gave the keynote speech. Dressed in white and red, Princess Haya said “amidst the political and social disturbances, the … Continue reading

Celebrating 150 Years of the Romanian Royal House – Part II

  May 10, 2016 at 11:11 am by

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Events continued yesterday in connection with the 150th Anniversary of the establishment of the Royal House of Romania. Although Romania is a republic, the royal family continue to have a public role in Romanian society.  This “semi-official” status certainly allows avid royal watchers a chance to see less well known royal families carrying out engagements, visiting interesting places and attending official events in the same way they do in monarchies! So, … Continue reading

Cycling Sophie Announces Her ‘Duke of Ed’ Diamond Anniversary Challenge

  May 10, 2016 at 8:57 am by

The Countess of Wessex announces her Duke of Edinburgh's Award Diamond Challenge

The Countess of Wessex has announced that she will be undertaking her own ‘Diamond Challenge’ as part of the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. In September, Sophie will cycle 716km from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace in London. She will be accompanied by servicemen and women from the military regiments she is associated with: the 5th Battalion The Riffles, RAF Wittering, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army … Continue reading

Harry Cheers On Champions, Presents Medal at Invictus Games

  May 10, 2016 at 8:43 am by

Prince Harry at the Invictus Games

After the inspiring opening ceremony on Sunday night, Prince Harry was up bright and early yesterday to attend the first official events day of the Invictus Games. The Prince spent time at the powerlifting, the cycling and the indoor rowing throughout the day, and presented medals in at the powerlifting and cycling. Britain won its first gold medal of the Games in the men’s lightweight powerlifting. They also won gold in the … Continue reading

Celebrating 150 Years of the Romanian Royal House – Part I

  May 10, 2016 at 7:53 am by

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Today marks the 150th Anniversary of the establishment of Romania’s Royal House with a number of events attended by members of the royal family being held to mark this auspicious occasion – including a special message from Crown Princess Margarita, Custodian of the Crown of Romania (more of that in Part II!). It is well known that Romania was a monarchy between 1881 until the abdication of King Mihai in … Continue reading

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