Pope Francis today received a large continent of the Princely Family of Liechtenstein in a private audience at the Vatican. Fürst Hans-Adam II and Fürstin Marie Aglaë lead the delegation, which included their four children (Hereditary Prince Alois, Prince Maximilian, Prince Constantin and Princess Tatjana) with their spouses (Hereditary Princess Sophie, Princess Angela, Princess Marie and Baron Philipp von Lattorff) and children (minus the Hereditary Princely Couple’s children). The Fürst’s siblings … Continue reading
At the De Vijfmaster Primary School in Veghel, the King and Queen of the Netherlands opened the 2017 King’s Games on Friday April 21. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended the breakfast held on the first day of the Games, which thousands of schools across the country participate in each year. This year, over 1.2 million students will take part. The royal couple then watched a number of the sporting activities De … Continue reading
The Princess of Monaco is currently in South Africa, her home country, for a five-day visit in connection with the South African Red Cross Society and the Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco. On Friday, she visited the Gugulesizwe Primary School in Daveyton where she helped the SA Red Cross – of which Charlène has been patron since last year – provide first aid and CPR demonstrations to teachers and students. Princess Charlène also planted … Continue reading
During a surprise interview with BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills Show this morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge revealed they are big fans of Games of Thrones and Homeland. “Homeland, we’re big fans of that, and Game Of Thrones,” Prince William said when asked what they watch on television, Kate adding that they loved getting take-away curries for dinner. The Duke also said their household tended to watch a lot of kid’s … Continue reading
On her 91st birthday, Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Princess Royal at Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire for a day of horse racing on the first day of the track’s Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials. Unfortunately for the birthday girl (who was dressed in a cream and pale pink tweed coat and dress), her runner in the EBF Stallions Conditions Stakes, Maths Prize, came in fifth. The Queen was later … Continue reading
Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria has completed her working visit to Japan today. Her final day in the country was spent in Shiogama, north of Tokyo in the Miyagi Prefecture. The Princess visited the Meiho Tuna Fishery, a Marine Stewardship Council certified fishing company, where she was given a tour of the company’s fish factory, seeing their processes in working with fish once it has been caught. Victoria was required to wear … Continue reading
Kensington Palace this morning released a video of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry discussing their motivations behind starting the Heads Together campaign. The royals came to the conclusion that a lot of their individual causes – bereavement, military, addiction – all had one common thread: mental health issues – “the one thing that binds everything together”. During the video, Kate – who is implied to have had … Continue reading
Denmark’s Princess Isabella today celebrates her tenth birthday. New photos of the birthday girl taken by Steen Evald have been released by the Danish Royal Court to mark the occasion. The Princess’s monogram was also published today (the only grandchild of Queen Margrethe to receive a monogram on birth was Prince Christian). It was designed Charlotte Søeborg Ohlsen, a graphic designer, and Associate Professor Steen Ejlers. Isabella is the second child and … Continue reading
April 21, 1939: On her 13th birthday, Princess Elizabeth is seen going for a horse ride alongside her father, George VI of the United Kingdom, and younger sister Margaret.
Thursday evening saw the King and Queen of Sweden in Berlin, where they attended a reception at the Red City Hall to mark the beginning of the 70th Baden-Powell Fellowship event. King Carl XVI Gustaf, who is the Honorary Chairman of the World Scout Foundation, and Queen Silvia were joined by the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller.
Amongst the greenery of the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, the Queen of the Belgians was not hard to spot in her electric pink silk coat during Thursday afternoon’s reception for the Ambassadors accredited to Belgium. Mathilde paired the coat with an ice blue frock that had pink embroidery on the skirt, while accessories were kept to a minimum in a specially designed clutch in the same colours and a pair … Continue reading
The Crown Princess of Denmark had a busy day of engagements on Thursday, as she spent time at the Danish Home Guard’s command centre in Vordingborg before visiting a hospice in Lolland. Mary was given a tour of the command centre, which includes a radar station that was used by NATO during the Cold War. She also inspected the archives of the Home Guard, kept in an underground bunker, and met … Continue reading
In the annual ceremony at the University of Alcalá, the King and Queen of Spain awarded the 2016 Miguel de Cervantes Literature Prize on Thursday April 20. The prize for 2016 was won by Spanish novelist Eduardo Mendoza Garriga. King Felipe called Mr Mendoza Garriga a “true artisan of language” in his speech at the event, praising his “use of language to approach different realities, from that of the different marginal … Continue reading
Princess Benedikte of Denmark has returned to official engagements following the death of her husband, Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, last month. She attended a board meeting of the Queen Ingrid Honorary Grant at the restaurant Nimb in Tivoli on Thursday. It was attended by five other members of the board. The meeting was the Princess’s first public engagement since Prince Richard’s death on March 14.
Today, Thursday April 20, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians handed out the Baillet Latour Health Prize 2017 at the Palais des Académies in Brussels. The prizes awarded were two: the Baillet Latour Health Prize went to Professor Adriano Aguzzi, Director of the Institute of Neuropathology at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and the Baillet Latour Grant for Medical Research went to Professor Roosmarijn Vandenbroucke from the University of … Continue reading
Yesterday, Wednesday April 19, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the third edition of the Prince Friso Engineers Awards at the Delf University of Technology, which this year celebrates its 175th anniversary. The winner of this year was Dr Rick Scholte, an electrical engineer from the University of Twente with a PhD degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2009 Dr Scholte founded the company Sorama Sound Imaging, specialising in … Continue reading
The Global Academy in Hayes, west London was officially opened this morning by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The Academy has been designed to provide practical skills education to teenagers who are looking at a career in the media. William, Kate and Harry spent time being shown the different classrooms in the Academy and speaking with students about their passions, the skills they are learning at … Continue reading
The cremation and funeral rites of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand will take place on October 26, a Thai government official has confirmed. Five days of funeral rites will take place around the cremation date, in accordance with Thai royal tradition. The cremation will take place a little over a year after the late King’s death. The funeral pyre that will be used in the ceremony has been under construction for … Continue reading
Following the Spanish King and Queen’s footsteps, it was Crown Princess Victoria’s turn to meet a robot today on the third day of her visit to Japan. The Princess appeared delighted to meet with Pepper during a fika at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo. “I’m sorry but I’m not smart enough to answer to your question. I’m going to study hard to be able to answer to your question on the next … Continue reading
Muzungu Sisters, the fashion brand co-founded by Tatiana Santo Domingo, will make its fashion show debut during Monte-Carlo Fashion Week this coming June. The President of the Chambre Monegasque de la Mode, Federica Nardoni Spinetta, said she was “honoured” to have the brand participate in the Fashion Week (which Princess Charlene of Monaco is High Patroness of), describing them as “real supporters of ethical fashion”. The brand was started in … Continue reading