Stavanger Newspaper Calls For End Norwegian Monarchy

  May 14, 2016 at 12:42 pm by

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The Norwegian newspaper ‘Stavanger Aftenblad’ said in Friday’s editorial that it is time for a constitutional evolution in Norway. An evolution from a monarchy to a republic. They claim that incidents concerning the monarchy are usually swept under the rug, because the Norwegians like ‘such a cosy little family’. The newspaper has nothing against the royals themselves but they think that the principle is outdated. Furthermore they claim that younger … Continue reading

Danes Celebrate Royal Danish Yacht Club’s 150th Anniversary

  May 14, 2016 at 9:54 am by

The Danish Royals attend the Royal Danish Yacht Club's 150th anniversary

Queen Margrethe was joined last night by Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary for a gala dinner celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Royal Danish Yacht Club. Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik and the Crown Prince Couple attended the Royal Danish Yacht Club's 150th anniversar. pic.twitter.com/Gzl2pRE1dP — Scandinavian Royals. (@crownprincely) May 14, 2016 Sailing across the harbour to the Copenhagen Opera House from Amalienborg on the royal barge, … Continue reading

Thai Princess Visits China

  May 14, 2016 at 4:50 am by

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HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand paid a visit to China yesterday where she met the Chinese Vice President, Li Yuanchao, in Beijing. The purpose of the visit was to promote and advance bilateral ties between the two countries.  Chinese News Agency, Xinhua, reported that Vice President Li appreciates the role that the Royal Family of Thailand has in promoting relations between Thailand and China. Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol is the … Continue reading

Wild Boar Hunting To Keep The Spanish Royals Safe

  May 14, 2016 at 3:45 am by

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The Patrimonio Nacional, caretaker of the Spanish royal palaces, has announced that 2400 wild boars on the Zarzuela estate need to be removed to assure the safety of the royal family and their visitors. The boars may form a danger as they may carry infections or they may cause traffic accidents on the estate. The Patrimonio asks companies to come with ideas how to remove the boars within two years … Continue reading

Visit Princess Chantal’s Exposition in the Provence

  May 14, 2016 at 2:57 am by

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Princess Chantal of France, sister of the count of Paris -pretender to the French throne- will show her paintings at the lovely Hotel de Manville in Baux de Provence, close to Avignon. The exposition will be opened on May the 29th and will last until the 12th of June. The princess spends much of her time at her house in the Provence where she has painted her works. he paintings … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Presents “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2016

  May 13, 2016 at 1:05 pm by

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Yesterday, Thursday May 12, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde awarded the “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2016 in a ceremony held at the royal Palace in Brussels.The theme of this year was: “Each One, Teach One”, dedicated about the importance of tutoring young people who has issues in the school homeworks. The winner of this year’s award was the “Ecole de Devoirs ASSISA” from Liege. This school is active in the disadvantage neighborhood … Continue reading

Father and Son Together At Innovation Day

  May 13, 2016 at 12:53 pm by

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King Juan Carlos joined his son King Felipe VI of Spain to visit the “Day of Innovation”, organised by the COTEC foundation. The present king is honorary president of the organisation while his father was the founding president. In his speech King Felipe VI stressed the importance of innovation for the succes of a nation. The king also made a comparion to Spain’s successes in sport: “If we succeed in … Continue reading

Funeral of Fürst Albrecht of Castell-Castell

  May 13, 2016 at 10:18 am by

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Hundreds of mourners gathered this morning is Castell, Bavaria, to pay their last respects to Fürst Albrecht of Castell-Castell. The Prince died in Castell on Monday night at the age of 90. Over 1000 people were invited by the family to attend the funeral service. The local Johanneskirche only had place for 650 people. The other guests gathered in a tent in the courtyard of Schloss Castell, which was connected … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: An Engagement in Belgium

  May 13, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Prince Lorenz and Princess Astrid on their engagement day in 1984

May 13, 1984: Princess Astrid of Belgium and Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este announced their engagement, before posing for the press in the gardens of Chateau Belvédère, Brussels. The couple were married that September and have five children: Amedeo, Maria Laura, Joachim, Luisa Maria and Laetitia Maria.

Farewell Orlando, See You All in Toronto! Prince Harry Closes Invictus Games

  May 13, 2016 at 7:19 am by

Prince Harry at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Invictus Games

The 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando came to a conclusion last night, with a celebratory closing ceremony that praised the efforts of the wounded servicemen and women who competed over the past several days. Prince Harry began the ceremony presenting Invictus Foundation Medallions to all 485 athletes, before a music performance by Flo Rida, Rachel Platten, Rascal Flatts and a military band. The Prince then returned to the stage to deliver the closing speech, … Continue reading

Music and Elegance at the Elisabeta Palace

  May 13, 2016 at 7:19 am by

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Last night, HRH Margareta, Custodian of the Crown hosted a musical event at the Elisabeta Palace in honour of her Foundation.  Attendees included a variety of people associated with the Foundation itself and supporters from Romania’s music and cultural arenas including Romanian tenors, Vasile Moldoveanu and Teodor Ilincăi. Members of the annual scholarship programme called “Young Talents” provided a variety of classical music pieces and, afterwards, guests enjoyed drinks and … Continue reading

Lady In Red – Princess Maria of Romania at Awards Ceremony

  May 13, 2016 at 6:21 am by

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In between attending celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of the establishment of the Romanian Royal House earlier this week, Princess Maria handed out an award at the UNITER Awards Gala at the Queen Maria Theatre in Oradea. UNITER – the Theatre Union Of Romania – is an association for theatre employees and was created in 1990 following Romanian revolution in 1989. The Romanian Royal Family have for many years encouraged … Continue reading

New Photos of Sweden’s Littlest Prince To Mark His Father’s Birthday

  May 13, 2016 at 6:13 am by

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A series of new photos of Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and their weeks-old son Prince Alexander have been released today by the Swedish Royal Court to mark Carl Philip’s 37th birthday. The photos – taken by Erika Gerdemark – show the family of three inside their home, the little Prince asleep throughout as he is held by both his mother and father. An outdoor shot also made the cut, this one … Continue reading

How Grand! Queen Elizabeth Wins A Tesco Voucher At Royal Windsor Horse Show

  May 12, 2016 at 7:52 pm by

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Britain’s 90-year-old monarch was all giggles earlier today as she won a £50 Tesco voucher during the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The voucher – which put a smile on Queen Elizabeth’s face as she firmly clutched it in her hand – was part of her prize as the owner of the first place runner in the Tattersalls & RoR Thoroughbred Ridden Show, Barber’s Shop. Also amongst the Queen’s winnings was £70 … Continue reading

A Trio of Royal Ladies Help Barnardo’s Celebrate 150 Years

  May 12, 2016 at 7:27 pm by

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Charity organisation Barnardo’s has celebrated its 150th anniversary with a special garden party at Buckingham Palace that was attended by the Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Alexandra of Kent and the Duchess of Gloucester. https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/730788715073839108 The three ladies all looked fabulous in their shades of pink and blue as they mingled with guests that were made up of Barnado’s staff, volunteers and supporters. Amongst them was couturier Bruce Oldfield, who is vice-president … Continue reading

Crown Prince Frederik Opens Mario Testino Exhibition in Copenhagen

  May 12, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

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The first ever Mario Testino exhibition was opened in Denmark today, and it made sense for Crown Prince Frederik to do the honours as two previously unseen portraits of himself and his wife taken by the famed photographer are part of the ‘No Limits’ exhibition. Crown Prince Frederik viewing portraits of himself and Crown Princess Mary at "No Limits" by Mario Testino. pic.twitter.com/dynkevEUtF — Scandinavian Royals. (@crownprincely) May 12, 2016 … Continue reading

William Helps To Launch Male Suicide Prevention Program

  May 12, 2016 at 5:37 pm by

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The Duke of Cambridge today helped to launch a new coalition between emergency services and the transport industry to help prevent male suicide in the UK. He met with workers and volunteers from several organisations – including National Rail, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and British Transport Police – during a roundtable discussion arranged by CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) at the London headquarters of Unilever, where they discussed what can be … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander Visits Dutch Troops in Jordan

  May 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm by

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Today, Thursday May 12, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander paid an unannounced visit to the Dutch troops in Jordan. The brief visit in Jordan began with a meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II. Afterwards the King visited the operations area accompanied by the General Tom Middendorp, Commander of the Armed Forces. About 200 Dutch soldiers are active in the Air Force Middle East operations as part of the fight against ISIS … Continue reading

A Visit from Japan to Italy…and The Vatican!

  May 12, 2016 at 11:21 am by

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Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan are currently on a week-long official visit to Italy to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Japan and Italy. The Imperial couple set off from Haneda airport on Tuesday and, upon their arrival the next day, were greeted by the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the Palazzo Chigi. For the occasion, Princess Kiko wore … Continue reading

Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia Has Passed Away

  May 12, 2016 at 10:54 am by

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It has been announced that Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, a cousin of the current head of the House of Karađorđević, died early this morning at his home in Paris, aged 91. The Prince was born in 1924 in England, the eldest son of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia and Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark (making him a first cousin of the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra and Prince Michael). He married … Continue reading

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