Palace Profile: Dâr al-Makhzen

  February 19, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Dâr al-Makhzen

Location: Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco Built: 1864 Architects: Louis-Paul Pertuzio and Félix-Joseph Pertuzio Commissioned By: Muhammad IV of Morocco On The Palace Grounds: Collège Royal Current Owner: HM The King of Morocco Current Use: Official residence of HM King Mohammed VI of Morocco Fun Fact: Approximately 2,000 people live and work at the Palace at any one time A full list of Palace Profiles can be found here.

Queen Máxima Opens ‘A Royal Paradise’ Exhibition

  February 18, 2017 at 10:30 am by

Queen Maxima

The Queen of The Netherlands opened a new exhibition at the Dordrecht Museum on Saturday that highlights the work of eighteenth century artist Aert Schouman. ‘A Royal Paradise: Aert Schouman and Imagination of Nature’ includes five paintings of Schouman’s speciality (watercolours of birds, mammals and plants) that were commissioned by Willem V, Prince of Orange. Queen Máxima, donning an olive green sheath dress and grey accessorises, was given a tour of the … Continue reading

Happy 70th Birthday Princess Christina

  February 18, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Princess Christina of the Netherlands

Dutch Princess Christina today celebrates her seventieth birthday. The Princess is the youngest child of the late Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. She was born at Soestdijk Palace in 1947, and during her childhood was known as ‘Marieke’ (after her given name, Maria Christina). The Princess was born almost completely blind as a result of her mother contracting German measles during pregnancy. Medical treatments and glasses improved … Continue reading

Louis & Tessy’s Divorce Granted In London Court

  February 17, 2017 at 8:27 pm by

Princess Tessy and Prince Louis

The Central Family Court in London has today approved a decree nisi granting Prince Louis and Princess Tessy’s divorce. Their divorce will become official in six weeks and one day. According to The Daily Mail, who broke the story, the cause of the divorce – initiated by the Princess – was listed as ‘unreasonable behaviour’. This is one of the five valid reasons for divorce in the UK, and despite its negative connotations, is the … Continue reading

Belgian Royals Attend Mass Remembering Deceased Family Members

  February 17, 2017 at 1:55 pm by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

On Friday February 17, the King and Queen of the Belgians attended the annual memorial mass at the Church of Our Lady of Laeken remembering deceased members of the Royal Family. Also attending the mass were Princess Esmérelda and her son Leopoldo Moncada, Princess Léa, Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg, Archduke Carl Christian and Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria, and Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein. Following the conclusion of the … Continue reading

Iñaki Urdangarin Sentenced To Six Years In Prison for Nóos Fraud

  February 17, 2017 at 7:40 am by

Inaki Urdangarin and Infanta Cristina

The Nóos scandal has come to a conclusion today in Mallorca, where Iñaki Urdangarin was sentenced to serve six years and three months in prison after being found guilty of fraud by the Provincial Court of Palma. He has also been fined 512,000€. Infanta Cristina, his wife, has been found not guilty of tax evasion. She will be required to pay a 265,000€ fine. Urdangarin had been charged with several crimes – … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: The Shah and His Wife Arrive In England

  February 17, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Queen Soraya and Shah Mohammed

February 17, 1955: The Queen Mary liner docks in Southampton, delivering a pair of very important guests to England – the Shah of Iran and his wife, the glamorous Queen Soraya.

Princess Anne Helps Celebrate Cashmere Makers’ 250th Anniversary

  February 16, 2017 at 2:05 pm by

The Princess Royal

While on a visit to Yorkshire, the Princess Royal has helped to mark the 250th anniversary of Joshua Ellis & Co, one of the leading companies in Britain that produces handcrafted cashmere. Princess Anne met with staff who work in the company’s factory, learning about their processes and what products they make from cashmere and woollen cloth. The business first began production in 1767. The Princess is President of the UK … Continue reading

Family Photos Released Of Danish Royals On Ski Vacation

  February 16, 2017 at 1:48 pm by

Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine

The Danish Royal Court has published on their social media accounts several photographs taken by Crown Princess Mary of her family during their annual winter holiday in Verbier, Switzerland. Photos show the Crown Prince and Princess’s four children – Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – sitting together in the snow, while one shows the the five-year-old twins ready for the skiing lessons. Others include Crown Prince … Continue reading

Queen Paola Breaks Hip In Fall, To Undergo Surgery

  February 16, 2017 at 11:27 am by

Queen Paola

79-year-old Queen Paola has broken her hip in a nasty fall at her home, Belvédère Castle, the Belgian Royal Court said in a statement released today. The Queen will undergo surgery to fix the break on Friday at the Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc in Brussels. She will require several months of rehabilitation, the Court has said. Queen Paola suffered a spinal fracture at the end of December when she took another fall. … Continue reading

Infante Henrique, Duke of Coimbra Dies Aged 67

  February 15, 2017 at 5:28 pm by

Infante Henrique

The youngest brother of the head of the House of Bragança, Infante Henrique, Duke of Coimbra has passed away on February 14 at the age of 67. Infante Henrique had suffered from cancer for some time. According to the Portuguese media, he had also taken a fall last month which left him with traumatic brain injury. The Infante – whose parents were Duarte Nuno, Duke of Bragança and Princess Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza – … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen Visit The Province of Liège

  February 15, 2017 at 11:21 am by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians today visited the town of Verviers in the province of Liège. They paid visits to a number of local organisations whilst in the area. Their first stop was to Téléservice where they met people who have received support from the organisation, which focuses its services on the ‘social integration of people in precarious situations’. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were also able to take … Continue reading

Princess Haya Talks Hunger and Poverty

  February 14, 2017 at 11:45 pm by

Princess Haya

HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein gave a speech at the World Government Summit in Dubai where she spoke about ending hunger and poverty. “The poor and the hungry do not think about anything but how to gain their daily bread,” said Princess Haya. She went on saying, “If we don’t move on that then we lose our humanity, something that is worse than the disaster itself.” HRH Princess Haya … Continue reading

And The State Visits Keep Rolling In: A List Of Upcoming Events

  February 14, 2017 at 11:44 pm by

Flags

With today’s confirmation King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians have accepted the invitation to pay a state visit to Denmark next month, the list of upcoming state visits across Europe has grown again. So that none get missed in the royal watching calendar, we’ve gathered all the necessary information below. State Visit from Canada to Sweden The Governor-General of Canada, David Johnston, will be arriving in Sweden next week to … Continue reading

Queen Rania Offers Valentine’s Wishes On Instagram

  February 14, 2017 at 10:56 pm by

King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan

The Queen of Jordan has wished her 2.8million Instagram followers a Happy Valentine’s Day, posting a photograph of herself and her husband King Abdullah with a cake topped with red roses. “May your hearts and homes always be filled with love and peace,” Queen Rania captioned the photograph. ربنا يجعل قلوبكم وبيوتكم دائما عامرة بالحب #حب ❤ May your hearts and homes always be filled with love and peace #Love … Continue reading

Valentine’s Red: Princess Charlène Stuns At Laureus World Sports Awards

  February 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm by

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene

On Valentine’s Day evening, the Princess of Monaco was stunning in a red Carolina Herrera evening gown as she attended the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards with her husband, Prince Albert II. The gown, with its sweetheart neckline and sweeping train, was perfect on the tall Charlène, who paired the dress with a pair of long diamond earrings. During the awards ceremony, both Prince Albert and Princess Charlène presented awards … Continue reading

Camilla Hits The Dance Floor With Charity Volunteers In Bristol

  February 14, 2017 at 4:47 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall is never one to shy away from actively taking part in her royal engagements – she is the first to try local treats on offer, happy to make purchases at small market stalls if something catches her eye, and today, took to the dance floor for some swing dancing during her visit to Bristol. Camilla was a guest of honour at the Vintage Tea Party hosted … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine Opens Nordic-Themed Children’s Library In London

  February 14, 2017 at 3:05 pm by

Princess Madeleine

Princess Madeleine of Sweden today opened the new Library Room for Children at London’s Southbank Centre. The library is one of the projects being held in 2017 as part of the ‘Nordic Matters’ festival. The Princess, who was wearing a cream blouse with floral detailing and an attached capelet with a black skirt, spent time speaking with children under the age of ten who were present for the opening, discussing with them … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Visits Oranje Fonds Program In Amsterdam

  February 14, 2017 at 2:48 pm by

Queen Maxima

Today, Tuesday February 14, Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a visit at the “Emma at Work” Foundation in the Emma Childen’s Hospital/Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. The foundation, founded in 2006, aims to help young people from fifteen years with a chronic illness or physical disability to get a work experience like a summer job, flexible or permanent job. During the visit the Queen had a roundtable meeting with the young … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cambridge Visits RAF Base To Meet Air Cadets

  February 14, 2017 at 1:12 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

On February 14, the Duchess of Cambridge visited an RAF base in Wittering, near Peterborough. She is the royal patron of the Honorary Air Commandment of the RAF Air Cadets. Kate met young cadets who were taking part in a skills development camp at the base. She had the opportunity to experience an aircraft, to which Flight Lieutenant Michael Salter, who was assisting her, said “she was extremely good – she … Continue reading

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