More Tax Trouble For Spanish Royals

  June 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm by

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The Spanish media reported that even more Spanish royals have some explaining to do. Four more royals have been added to the -long- list of Spanish royals that have been evading taxes. This time  Infanta Alicia of Spain, Princess of the Two Sicilies, née Princess of Bourbon-Parma (98) is named. The princess is a great-aunt of king Felipe VI. Apart from Infanta Alicia also her son, the late infante Carlos, … Continue reading

Dom Duarte Parties With Monarchists

  June 7, 2016 at 3:26 pm by


Dom Duarte, Duke of Bragança and head of the Portuguese royal family attended a neighbourhood party in the Santo António neighbourhood of Lisbon on June 3rd. The party was held in the Amoreiras gardens by the local neighbourhood association. The Duke and his family do not live in the neighbourhood but in the posh town of Sintra, west of Lisbon. He did attend the party for another reason: Lisbon’s monarchist … Continue reading

On This Day: Death of Sweden’s Catholic Queen Josefina

  June 7, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Queen Josefina of Sweden and Norway

140 years ago, Queen Josefina of Sweden passed away at the age of 69. She is most well-known for her deeply held Catholic faith, as well as for the magnificent jewels that she brought to the Bernadotte family. After marrying Crown Prince Oscar of Sweden in 1823, Josefina – who was born in March 1807 to the first Duke of Leuchtenberg and his wife Princess Augusta of Bavaria – made a triumphant … Continue reading

First Photos of The Bourbon-Parma Princess Gloria

  June 7, 2016 at 9:02 am by

Prince Jaime and Princess Viktoria with their two daughters

The first photos of month-old Princess Gloria of Bourbon-Parma have been published today by Blauw Bloed. They show the newborn with her parents, Prince Jaime and Princess Viktória, and her elder sister Zita at the family’s home in Rome. Gloria was born on May 9th. Nieuwe familiefoto's prins Jaime! Bekijk ze nu: #blauwbloed — Blauw Bloed (@BlauwBloedtv) June 7, 2016

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit The Emile Verhaeren Exhibition

  June 7, 2016 at 8:33 am by

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Earlier today, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited the ‘Emile Verhaeren, een dichter voor Europa’ exhibition on late 19th – early 20th century poet Emile Verhaeren in Sint-Amands. The royals were welcomed by Sint-Amands mayor Peter Van Hoeymissen and Antwerp province governor Cathy Berx. The royals laid flower tribute on the grave of Emile Verhaeren. They then made their way by foot to the Verhaeren Museum where the poets work … Continue reading

Evening Concert Ends National Day Celebrations in Sweden

  June 6, 2016 at 7:28 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Princess Estelle

Sweden’s National Day has ended with the traditional concert at Skansen, performed by several local music acts as well the Skansen Folk Dance group. The Royal Family – including Princess Estelle – made their way to the arena by horse-drawn carriage. The women were all wearing the blue and yellow Swedish national costume. Earlier in the day, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were present at the citizenship ceremony at Nacka … Continue reading

Prince Harry Visits Boxing Club To Highlight Benefits of Sport for Vulnerable Youth

  June 6, 2016 at 7:06 pm by

Prince Harry

At a boxing club in south-east London, Prince Harry today met with a number of young people who have used the club to help improve their lives and help them feel empowered. The Prince spent time speaking with several boxers about what the Double Jab Amateur Boxing Club has done for them, and spoke the Club’s founder Patrick Harris about what the club was designed to achieve: discipline, a sense of … Continue reading

From Sweden to Bhutan – a State Visit!

  June 6, 2016 at 6:08 pm by

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H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf and H.M. Queen Silvia

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will pay a State Visit to the Kingdom of Bhutan on 8th June. The visit will last for three days with a variety of ceremonial, formal and less formal events planned. The invitation for the visit came from His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck earlier this year and accompanying the King and Queen of Sweden will be a … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – May 2016

  June 6, 2016 at 11:23 am by

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Here we go with the updates from our Royal Genealogy Threads, with the news from May 2016. Births: The month started with the birth, on 2 May, of Raiyah al Halawani, the first child and daughter of Mohammed al Halawani and his wife Princess Ayah bint Feisal of Jordan (a niece of King Abdullah II of Jordan). Raiyah was born short before her parents’ second wedding anniversary and is the … Continue reading

Baby Prince Alexander Helps Open The Palace on Sweden’s National Day

  June 6, 2016 at 8:14 am by

Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and Prince Alexander

Six-week-old Prince Alexander has joined his parents, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, this morning for the official ‘opening of the palace gates’ to mark National Day. Held in his mother’s arms, Alexander did not appear to be fussed by the cheering crowds as Carl Philip and Sofia (wearing the Swedish national costume) welcomed the public to tour the Royal Palace of Stockholm, free of charge, as per tradition. Further … Continue reading

Happy National Day from Sweden!

  June 6, 2016 at 8:04 am by

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The royal court has kicked off National Day celebrations by releasing series of pictures of Crown Princess Victoria and her two children, Princess Estella and Prince Oscar. The series of pictures taken outdoors were by photographer Kate Gabor. Nationaldagshälsning från Kungafamiljen via Prinsessan Estelle och Prins Oscar. Via Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, the Swedish Royal Family sends a National Day greeting. Foto: Kate Gabor/ #kungahuset #kronprinsessparet #nationaldagen #6juni A … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, May 30-June 5

  June 6, 2016 at 6:08 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 June 11.

Queen Margrethe Inspects Home Guard Officers…Including Daughter-in-Law Mary

  June 5, 2016 at 7:20 pm by

Queen Margrethe

The Queen of Denmark today inspected officers from the Home Guard during a parade to conclude their 2016 land exercise in Fredericia. And among those 4,600 officers was Margrethe’s own daughter-in-law, Crown Princess Mary, who joined the Home Guard in 2008 and is currently a Lieutenant. Queen Margrethe praised the Guard, who are made up of volunteers: “There is a lot of work involved to be a volunteer, and you … Continue reading

Queen Jetsun Pema Celebrates World Environment Day

  June 5, 2016 at 5:48 pm by


Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan has helped celebrate World Environment Day today by inaugurating the new Thimphu Eco Park. The Park is located close to the Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in Thimpu, and comprises a large wetland area containing a diverse variety of flora and fauna. The Gyaltsuen takes a keen and serious interest in the environment, as do many Bhutanese people, and during the event, she planted a … Continue reading

Emperor and Empress Plant Trees in Nagano

  June 5, 2016 at 4:45 pm by


Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan have today visited Nagano Prefecture in central Japan where they attended the 67th National Tree Planting Festival by planting several trees. Nagano Prefecture is right in the heart of Japan.  Completely landlocked and mountainous, it became renowned as an excellent location for winter sports after the 1998 Winter Olympics were held there.  The National Tree Planting Festival took place at the Nagano … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine Attends A Folk Music Service

  June 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm by

Princess Madeleine

Princess Madeleine attended Järvsömässan, a folk music service for musicians and choirs. The event took place at the Hedvig Eleonora Church in Östermalm, Stockholm. Princess Madeleine wore a leopard printed blue dress matched with black pumps, black belt and a black bag. The printed summery dress was by designer Alice by Temperley. Embed from Getty Images Princess Madeleine of Sweden Attends Jarvsomassan

Máxima and Willem-Alexander Attend Holland Festival

  June 5, 2016 at 6:35 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

The King and Queen of the Netherlands last night attended the opening of the 69th Holland Festival, the country’s largest performing arts festival. Following the opening performance, King Willem-Aleander and Queen Máxima went backstage to meet the cast and directors of the show. Queen Máxima wore a coral and red floral printed dress with a boat neckline and a pleated a-line skirt. This was paired with red accessories.

Princess Astrid’s Car Robbed Near Paris: 2000 Euros Stolen

  June 5, 2016 at 3:28 am by


Princess Astrid of Belgium, sister of King Philippe, has become the victim of a car robbery. This was reported by the newspaper Le Parisien yesterday. The car robbery happened on Friday afternoon when the Princess was stuck in a traffic jam on the highway near Aubervilliers, north of Paris. With her in the Mercedes car were her husband Prince Lorenz and one of their daughters. Robbers broke a window of … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Presents Epsom Derby Winner’s Trophy to The Aga Khan

  June 4, 2016 at 8:24 pm by

The Aga Khan with Queen Elizabeth at the Epsom Derby

Dressed in a fresh cornflower blue and white outfit, Queen Elizabeth presented the winner’s trophy for The Derby to the Aga Khan during the Epsom Derby Festival. The Aga Khan’s horse Harzand was surprise winner for the race. Also in attendance for the day was the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and Princess Alexandra. They watched the races from the Royal Box, … Continue reading

Black And White For Princess Haya As She Attends Investec Derby Festival

  June 4, 2016 at 7:55 pm by

Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein attend Derby Day during the Investec Derby Festival, celebrating The Queen’s 90th Birthday, at Epsom Downs Racecourse today alongside her husband, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Princess Haya choose a white collarless dress coat for the event. She matched it with black pumps, a black and white clutch and black hat with white flowers. Her hair was pulled into a soft up-do. The look … Continue reading

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