Marriage of Chrifa Lalla Soukaina Filali

  October 21, 2013 at 10:46 am by

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After a long time of speculations, rumours and anticipations, Chrifa Lalla Soukaina Fellali finally tied the knot on October 12th to Mr Mohamed El Mehdi Ben Abdelmottaleb Regragui, the son of King Hassan II’s former adviser. The anouncement was made by a short statement from the Ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery in which they mention that King Mohammed VI chaired the ceremony of marriage. Lalla Soukaina, 27, … Continue reading

Second Daughter for the Dukes of Parma

  October 19, 2013 at 4:42 am by

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The Duke and Duchess of Parma, Prince Carlos and Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, have welcomed their second child, a daughter. Princess Annemarie gave birth to the infant, who has been named Cécilia Maria Johanna Beatrix, on October 17th at 14:07 at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague. The infant weighed a small 1,500grams. Both Annemarie and Cécilia are expected to remain in hospital for the near future. Annemarie had been … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Attends First Solo Engagement Post-Birth

  October 19, 2013 at 4:34 am by

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Yesterday, October 18th, The Duchess of Cambridge attended a volleyball match as patron of SportsAid, a charity which works with young sportswomen and men. The event took place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where Kate watched the Olympic Games with Prince William last year. When arriving at the Olympic Park, she was greeted by Tim Lawler, the chief executive of SportsAid. Then she headed to the Copper Box Arena, … Continue reading

Jordanian Royals Celebrate Eid Al Adha

  October 15, 2013 at 10:49 am by

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Accompanied by his brother, Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein, King Abdullah II of Jordan attended the Eid Al Adha prayer which was purfomed this morning to celebrate the happy occasion. The ceremony took place at Al Sharif Al Hussein bin Ali Mosque in Aqaba City and was attended by crowds of worshippers, including senior government and military officials. On this happy occasion, Petra News Agency announced yesterday cables of good … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos I ‘Feeling Better’

  October 15, 2013 at 10:44 am by

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October 14th, 2013 King Juan Carlos held his first public appearance yesterday at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid in almost two weeks after his recent hip surgery. The Spanish Monarch, accompanied by his son, Prince Felipe, held a meeting with the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, and Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo at the King’s private office. Looking thinner than before his surgery, the King discussed details of the upcoming … Continue reading

Dutch Introductory Visit to Sweden

  October 15, 2013 at 10:38 am by

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October 14th, 2013 – Stockholm King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands paid a one-day introductory visit to the Kingdom of Sweden yesterday. The Dutch King and Queen were warmly received at the Royal Palace in Stockholm by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Also present in the official royal line up were Crown Princess Victoria with her husband Prince Daniel and her younger brother, Prince Carl Philip. Following … Continue reading

Farah Pahlavi Celebrates 75th Birthday

  October 14, 2013 at 12:00 am by

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The former Empress of Iran, Farah Pahlavi, celebrates today her 75th birthday. Born as Farah Diba, she was born on October 14th, 1938 in Tehran (Iran). Farah was the only child of Captain Sohrab Diba and his wife, Farideh Ghotbi. She received her elementary education at Tehran’s Italian School and French Jeanne d’Arc School. Upon finishing her studies at the Lycee Razi, she pursued an interest in architecture at the … Continue reading

Spanish Royal Family Celebrate National Day

  October 13, 2013 at 10:38 am by

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On Saturday October 12th, the Spanish Royal Family presided over the annual National Day celebrations in Madrid. This year the Madrid Military Parade was presided over by the Prince and Princess of Asturias. The absence of the King was due to his recent surgery, the Queen and Infanta Elena also did not attend the military parade. However the official reception at the Palacio Real in Madrid was presided over by … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in Liege

  October 13, 2013 at 4:51 am by

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On Friday October 11th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited Liege. The Royal Couple, who arrived in Liege at 11 o’clock, were received at the Provincial Palace by the Liege Governor Michel Foret and the and Mayor Willy Demeyer. After signing the Guest Book, the King and the Queen had a meeting with a delegation of workers of ArcelorMittal and the Walloon Minister of Economy Jean-Claude Marcourt. The the Royal Couple … Continue reading

Prince Faisal of Jordan Turns 50

  October 13, 2013 at 12:00 am by

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On October 11th, Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan celebrated his 50th birthday. The Prince is the son of the late King Hussein I and his second wife, Princess Muna. His Highness was born on October 11th, 1963 in Amman. He has one brother, King Abdullah II, and two sisters, Princesses Aisha and Zain, and five half-sisters and three half-brothers. Prince Faisal began his education in 1965 at the … Continue reading

Please vote in the September 2013 Picture of the Month Polls!

  October 12, 2013 at 1:03 pm by

The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royal Hairstyles. The polls will remain open until 30 September 2013. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

Princess Luisa Maria Turns Eighteen

  October 11, 2013 at 11:54 pm by

Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium in July 2013

October 11th, 2013 Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este celebrated her 18th birthday on October 11th. The Princess, who is currently ninth in line to the Belgian throne, is the fourth child of Princess Astrid of Belgium and Prince Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este. Princess Luisa Maria was born at the Clinique Saint Jean, Brussels in Belgium in 1995. Most recently the Princess attended the July abdication ceremony of … Continue reading

The Duke of Kent Celebrates 78th Birthday

  October 9, 2013 at 11:50 pm by

The Duke of Kent

 Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent celebrates his 78th birthday on October 9th. The Duke, who is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, was born in London in 1935. His parents were Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. Prince Edward has a younger sister, Princess Alexandra, and a younger brother, Prince Michael. In August 1942, his father Prince George was killed in a … Continue reading

Duke of Soria Turns 70

  October 9, 2013 at 11:47 pm by

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October 9th, 2013 Don Carlos Zurita, the Duke of Soria and Hernani, the husband of the Infanta Margarita of Spain, celebrates his 70th birthday on October 9th. A popular member of the extended Spanish Royal Family, the Duke was born in Malaga, Spain in 1943. In October 1972 he married Infanta Margarita, the younger sister of King Juan Carlos I at Estoril in Portugal. The couple have two children, Don … Continue reading

Indian President Visits Belgium

  October 9, 2013 at 11:05 pm by

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The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, has made an official visit to Belgium between October 2nd and 5th. This is the first official visit made by a President of India to Belgium. It follows the state visit made by King Albert and Queen Paola to India last year. The President was welcomed at Military Airport Melsbroek at Brussels by King Philippe. It was described as a rare gesture of His … Continue reading

Prince Harry in Sydney

  October 5, 2013 at 10:24 pm by

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Prince Harry spent the day today in Sydney, Australia on his first official visit to the Commonwealth nation. The Prince arrived yesterday, ahead of his attendance at today’s International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to mark the hundredth anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy entering the Harbour. Wearing the white tropical dress uniform of the British Army, Captain Wales spent over two hours aboard HMAS Leeuwin with Governor-General Quentin Bryce, Prime … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen Continue Province Visits

  October 5, 2013 at 4:42 am by

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On Friday September 27th in the afternoon, the King and the Queen visited Antwerp, the Capital of the Antwerp Province. The Royal Couple were welcomed at the museum MAS (Museum aan de Stroom) by the Mayor of Antwerp Bart De Wever and the Governor of the Province Cathy Berx. After signing the Golden Book, the King and the Queen received a photo of Prince Baudouin taken in 1935 when he was … Continue reading

Prince Emmanuel Turns Eight

  October 4, 2013 at 3:36 am by

Prince Emmanuel on the balcony during festivities marking his father's installation as the Belgian monarch in July 2013

Prince Emmanuel of Belgium turns eight years old on October 4th. The Prince is the second son of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, and is also currently third in the line of succession to the Belgian throne. He was born in 2005 at the Erasmus Hospital in Anderlecht. His full name is Emmanuel Léopold Guillaume François Marie and the Prince was baptised on December 10th, 2005 at … Continue reading

Spanish Royal Ladies Support Red Cross Fundraising Day

  October 4, 2013 at 3:32 am by

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October 3rd, 2013 As with previous years on the Día de la Banderita, female members of the Spanish Royal Family were out in force to preside over the Madrid ‘Día de la Banderita de la Cruz Roja Española’ or the Spanish Red Cross Fundraising Day. Attending this year’s fundraising stalls were Queen Sofia, Princess Letizia and Infanta Elena. In a relaxed atmosphere, all three royal ladies posed for photos with … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos Leaves Hospital

  October 2, 2013 at 11:11 pm by

King Juan Carlos leaves hospital following hip surgery; 01-10-2013

October 1st, 2013 King Juan Carlos was discharged from the Chiron Hospital in Madrid on Tuesday. The 75 year old Spanish Monarch was cheered by a group of well wishers and gathered media as he left the Madrid hospital. The King will spend the next couple of weeks in recuperation at his Madrid residence, the Palacio de la Zarzuela, following the successfully operation on his left hip. Before leaving the … Continue reading

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