Jordanian Royals Celebrate Their Country’s First Ever Olympic Medal

  August 19, 2016 at 5:42 pm by

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Although they were not present in Rio, Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania were delighted in sharing their nation’s joy on winning their first ever Olympic medal yesterday. King Abdullah II and his son Crown Prince Hussein were among the first to phone and congratulate the Jordanian athlete Ahmad Abughaush, 20, who made history when he won gold in the taekwondo -68kg event beating Russia’s Alexey Dinisenko 10-6. They both expressed their pride and happiness on … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: A Summer Holiday in Sweden With Grandmama

  August 19, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Princess Ingeborg and her Belgian grandchildren

August 19, 1937: Princess Ingeborg of Sweden, born a Princess of Denmark, helps her three Belgian grandchildren – Prince Baudouin, Princess Joséphine-Charlotte and Prince Albert – climb a mound of dirt and rocks in the garden of her home in Sweden in preparation for a photograph. The three children – who would eventually become Kings of Belgium and a Grand Duchess of Luxembourg – were Ingeborg’s grandchildren through her third daughter, … Continue reading

Go Sweden! Princess Madeleine Shares Photo of Nicolas Ahead of Gold Medal Match

  August 19, 2016 at 6:42 am by

Prince Nicolas

Sweden is going for gold tonight in the women’s football final at the Rio Olympics, and little Prince Nicolas appears to be a big fan! In a photo posted on Princess Madeleine’s Facebook page captioned, ‘Nicolas wishes the Swedish women’s football team all the best for tonight’s gold medal match!’, the 14-month-old is shown wearing the Swedish football kit while clutching a small football, a large grin on his face. … Continue reading

Royals in Rio – Day 13

  August 18, 2016 at 7:36 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik presents silver medals to the Danish badminton team

A new royal has popped up in Rio to support the Norwegian athletes, Crown Prince Haakon, who arrived yesterday. He spent Thursday at the men’s triathlon, cheering on Kristian Blummenfelt who came 13th. He also watched the women’s handball semi-final between Norway and Russia. Meanwhile, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was pleased as punch to present the Danish women’s badminton doubles team with their silver medal after their final match … Continue reading

Royals in Rio – Day 12

  August 17, 2016 at 5:00 pm by

King Carl Gustaf

The Olympic Games in Rio wrap up on Sunday, but the royals are still there, cheering on their athletes. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark has been in Rio for two weeks, while King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden only arrived this week for some sports action. Frederik spent part of his day on a training ride with Danish mountain biker Annika Langvad, before attending the men’s handball match between … Continue reading

State Visit to Japan On Belgian King and Queen’s Agenda

  August 15, 2016 at 7:30 am by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

It has been announced that King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians will pay a state visit to Japan this October, on the invitation of Emperor Akihito. The visit will take place between October 9 to 15, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of bilateral relations between the two countries and to “further develop the relationship of friendship, goodwill and cooperation that our countries have built in a variety of fields”, … Continue reading

Gold for the Netherlands! Willem-Alexander and Máxima Congratulate Olympic Champion

  August 14, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

The Dutch Royals

King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and their three daughters – Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – were on hand today in Rio to congratulate Dutchman Dorian van Rijsselberghe following his gold medal win in the RS:X sailing competition. The family welcomed van Rijsselberghe on to the yacht they were watching the race from afterwards, giving him congratulatory hugs. The previous evening, the King and Queen attended the final evening of the swimming … Continue reading

The Consecration of a New Temple in Bhutan

  August 14, 2016 at 12:49 pm by

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The Royal Family of Bhutan attended the consecration ceremony for a new temple (Phodrang) named after the Guru Nangsid Zilnon yesterday, amidst colourful and traditional ceremony, including religious offerings, dancing and a magnificently warm welcome from the local people. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Queen Jetsun Pema and Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, the Gyalsey, were escorted to the Phodrang in a traditional chipdrel ceremony – a colourful yet solemn … Continue reading

Farewell Beloved Queen

  August 14, 2016 at 8:32 am by

Principele Radu si Principesa Margareta participa la slujba religioasa organizata in memoria Reginei Ana, in fata Palatului Regal din Bucuresti. Regina Ana va fi inmormantata la Curtea de Arges, in Noua Catedrala Arhiepiscopala si Regala, necropola regilor Romanei. ANDREEA ALEXANDRU / MEDIAFAX FOTO

The funeral of Her Majesty Queen Anne of Romania took place yesterday outside the former Royal Palace in Bucharest and attended by members of the Romanian Royal Family, members and representatives of foreign Royal Families, members of the Romanian Government and State Institutions and a large number of other dignitaries. Not least of all, the funeral was also witnessed by the people of Romania, thousands of whom joined the solemn gathering … Continue reading

Mourners At the Royal Palace in Bucharest

  August 12, 2016 at 1:20 pm by

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On Wednesday evening, the body of Her Majesty Queen Anne of Romania was moved in Military Ceremony from the Hall of Honour at Peles Caste to the Throne Room of the former Royal Palace in Bucharest ahead of Her Majesty’s funeral tomorrow. In attendance were Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta, Prince Radu, Princess Elena and her husband, Princess Marie and Princess Sofie who has throughout these last days been … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Glamorous Margaret Returns From Canada

  August 12, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Princess Margaret, 1958

August 12, 1958: Princess Margaret is greeted by rain as she returns to England after a royal tour of Canada, where she had spent a month travelling the country coast-to-coast. Among the welcoming committee at London Airport was the Queen Mother.

Beautiful New Photos of Bhutan’s Gyalsey

  August 11, 2016 at 9:48 pm by

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King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan have presented their six-month-old son to a new region of the country this week, as they visited Bumthang, the Queen’s ancestral home. Prince Jigme Namgyel was a quick favourite of the crowds of locals who gathered to greet the royal family during their few days in the district, with traditional ceremonies taking place to mark the Prince’s first visit. His Majesty The … Continue reading

Royals in Rio – Day Six

  August 11, 2016 at 7:58 pm by

Princess Anne

Day six of the Rio Olympic Games saw Princess Anne being part of history as she presented the Fijian men’s rugby sevens team with their gold medal after the gold medal match of the event – the first Olympic medal ever won by the tiny island nation. As the Fijians received their medals, they each knelt before Princess Anne and clapped three times after she hung the medal around their … Continue reading

Her Majesty Queen Anne Returns To Romania

  August 10, 2016 at 6:44 am by

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Military and religious ceremonies have marked the return of the body of Queen Anne back to Romanian soil yesterday afternoon as Her Majesty’s coffin arrived at Otopeni Airport in Bucharest in preparation for her funeral on Saturday.  The occasion was as solemn and dignified as it could ever be – and it was also as fitting and appropriate as the much loved wife of Romania’s former monarch, King Michael, could … Continue reading

Princess Eugenie Speaks to Harper’s Bazaar

  August 9, 2016 at 8:59 pm by

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September issue of Harper’s Bazaar features an interview with Princess Eugenie of York in which she speaks about her daily routine and what matters most to her. “I get up around 6:45 to start exercising by 7,” she says, before specifying circuits are her favourite “because they’re quick” and she “can’t run for a long time.” It’s then off to work at Hauser & Wirth, the art gallery she began working for … Continue reading

Duke of Westminster Dies Aged 64

  August 9, 2016 at 6:36 pm by

Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster

The 6th Duke of Westminster, Gerald Grosvenor, passed away suddenly today, a spokesperson for the family confirmed. He was 64. The Duke had become ill at his estate Abbeystead House in Lancashire and was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital, where he passed away. “His family are all aware and they ask for privacy and understanding at this very difficult time,” the spokesperson said. Born in December 1951, Gerald became the … Continue reading

Royals in Rio – Day Three

  August 8, 2016 at 9:23 pm by

Prince Albert

The royals have continued their support of the athletes in Rio on day three, here’s a round-up of where they were at today: Princess Anne watched as Team GB’s Edward Ling won a bronze medal in the men’s trap shooting. What a day for Ed Ling!A #Bronze medal & a royal conversation with Princess Anne!#rio2016 pic.twitter.com/24DNUIRiQt — Team GB (@TeamGB) August 8, 2016 Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark watched on … Continue reading

An Engagement in the House of Hanover

  August 8, 2016 at 5:02 pm by

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Prince Ernst August of Hanover, the heir to the headship of the House of Hanover, has announced his engagement to long-time girlfriend Ekaterina Malysheva. Confirming the news to German newspaper Bild “with great pleasure”, the Prince also said the wedding will take place next summer in Lower Saxony, where the Hanover family has their official seat, Marienburg Castle. The couple have been dating for five years, and apparently got engaged on the Greek island … Continue reading

Memorial Service Held at Săvârşin

  August 8, 2016 at 6:30 am by

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Crown Princess Margareta of Romania and her husband, Prince Radu, attended a memorial service at the Orthodox Church in Săvârşin yesterday in memory of Queen Anne who died last week.  Dressed in mourning, the royal couple took their places solemnly amongst the rest of the congregation inside the ornate church. Queen Anne of Romania’s funeral will take place on Saturday, 13th August in Bucharest.  The Government of Romania has announced that … Continue reading

Emperor Akihito Addresses the Nation

  August 8, 2016 at 6:00 am by

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His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan has made a televised address to the people of Japan in connection with his personal views relating to his role as Emperor. The address was pre-recorded before being televised throughout Japan earlier today.  It was only the second such address he has made since ascending the Chrysanthemum Throne 28 years ago – the first being in 2011 when the Emperor sought to give reassurance and … Continue reading

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