Trespasser Arrested On Grounds of Buckingham Palace

  May 19, 2016 at 9:56 am by

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A 41-year-old man was arrested last night after he scaled a perimeter wall of Buckingham Palace and was found roaming the grounds. An alarm was triggered at 8:37pm, local time, and the man arrested seven minutes later, according to a spokesperson from Scotland Yard. “I am content that our security measures worked effectively on this occasion and at no time was any individual at risk,” Commander Adrian Usher, the head … Continue reading

Busy May Days for the Emperor and Empress!

  May 19, 2016 at 8:28 am by

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Last week, it was reported by Japanese news organisation, Mainichi, that the number of meetings and audiences attended by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace would start to be reduced throughout the next year or so and that some of them will instead be carried out by Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. Even so, Their Imperial Majesties have had a busy May so far with … Continue reading

Countess Alexandra Drops UNICEF Patronage

  May 19, 2016 at 7:58 am by

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It has been confirmed today that Countess Alexandra has relinquished her patronage of UNICEF Denmark, which she has held for the past fifteen years. The organisation published a statement on their website thanking the Countess for her “dedicated efforts” in advocating for the world’s children through her work with UNICEF Denmark. Alfred Josefsen, the chairman of UNICEF Denmark, spoke with Ekstra Bladet, saying that the decision had been some time coming, that … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Speaks at Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen

  May 19, 2016 at 7:32 am by

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On the third day of the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Queen Máxima was a new royal addition to the speaker list, as she joined a panel discussing the economic benefits that come from investing in women and how technology can help. "Want to End Poverty? Invest in Women's Economic Empowerment" Queen Maxima at #WD2016 pic.twitter.com/Q5YljvocJq — Cordaid (@Cordaid) May 18, 2016 Crown Princess Mary and Princess Mabel were in … Continue reading

Tax Liability for King Michael?

  May 19, 2016 at 7:03 am by

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Romanian news website, Romania Insider, reports that His Majesty King Michael I of Romania is amongst a list of 187,000 names of the country’s biggest individual debtors to the State. According to the report, King Michael has tax liabilities of RON4.1 million (Romanian Leu), which is just over EUR 910,000 or around £697,000. The list, published by the National Fiscal Administration Agency, states that the liabilities relate to overdue payments … Continue reading

Count of Paris Clarifies French Succession

  May 19, 2016 at 4:09 am by

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In a document written to royalty magazine ‘Point de Vue’ Prince Henri of France, count of Paris and head of the house of France, announced that he intends to settle his estate in strict accordance with the French monarchical tradition while keeping in mind the profound disability of his eldest son, Prince François, Count of Clermont: “The fundamental laws of the Kingdom, implemented when the king is too young or … Continue reading

Prince Davit Hosted Birthday Dinner For Dom Duarte

  May 19, 2016 at 3:38 am by

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Prince Davit of Bagration-Mukhrani -or ‘Crown Prince Davit of Georgia’- hosted a birthday dinner for Dom Duarte Pio, Duke of Bragança and head of the Portuguese royal family in Tblisi. Dom Duarte turned 71 on May 15th. According to the website of the Georgian royal family: Dom Duarte Pio of Portugal was treated to a superb banquet of traditional Georgian gastronomy and wine, which he very much enjoyed. (…) The … Continue reading

Speeches, Orders, Diamonds and Gowns at Laeken For Jordan’s King and Queen

  May 18, 2016 at 5:02 pm by

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Tonight the Belgian king and queen hosted a state banquet for king Abdullah II and queen Rania of Jordan at the palace of Laeken. Jordan’s king and queen both received the Leopold order while the king of Belgium wore the order of al-Hussein bin Ali.  Queen Mathilde received the Supreme Order of the Renaissance. Queen Rania was dressed in a black and white dress, wearing a diamond bracelet as a … Continue reading

Will Infanta Cristina Move To Lisbon?

  May 18, 2016 at 12:18 pm by

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The Spanish press has been speculating about a move of Infanta Cristina to Lisbon, Portugal. At the moment the princess and her family are living in Geneva, Switzerland where she is working for the foundation of the Aga Khan. On May 11th it became clear that the Aga Khan had acquered the Henrique Mendoça Palace in Lisbon as he plans to tranfer his organisation from Geneva to the Portuguese capital. … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth II Opens State Parliament

  May 18, 2016 at 9:52 am by

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Britain’s State Opening of Parliament took place at the Palaces of Westminster by Queen Elizabeth II today, in the traditional glittering ceremony that sees the Queen arrive by horse-drawn coach and don the Robe of State and the Imperial State Crown as she delivers the Queen’s Speech. The 90-year-old monarch used the lift up to the Sovereign’s Entrance for the first time, for each of the 63 previous years she has opened … Continue reading

Wine and Cakes as Felipe and Letizia Visit Castilla La Mancha

  May 18, 2016 at 9:40 am by

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The king and queen of Spain visited three towns in the region Castilla La Mancha today. The first stop was Villanueva de los Infantes, afterwards they went to Tomelloso and Talavera de la Reina. In each town the king and queen were greeted by large and enthousiastic crowds. Among other things, the monarchs visited the largest wine cooperative in Europe. TRF moderator Annie_S shares the following anecdote: Last time a … Continue reading

Death of Prince Luitpold of Liechtenstein

  May 18, 2016 at 7:30 am by

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Prince Luitpold of Liechtenstein has died in Judenburg in the Steiermark, Austria on May 11th at the age of 77. His funeral will be held at the parish church of Saint Nicholas in Judenburg on May the 21st. The prince was born in 1940 in Würzburg to Prince Aloys of Liechtenstein and his wife countess Hertha Maria Wolfskeen von Reichenberg. In 1969 he married countess Ursula of Habsburg, granddaughter of … Continue reading

Official Welcome For King Abdullah II and Queen Rania as State Visit Starts

  May 18, 2016 at 6:56 am by

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King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan were officially welcomed at Brussels Palace square by the Belgian king and queen. The Jordanian monarchs were received with great ceremony: the Belgian national gards paraded on their horses before the two national anthems were played. Queen Mathilde was dressed in a pale yellow outfit with a large elegant creme coloured hat. Queen Rania wore a pink dress and coat, which was … Continue reading

On This Day: Duke of Spoleto Becomes King Tomislav II of Croatia

  May 18, 2016 at 6:34 am by

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On this day in 1941, seventy-five years ago, Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Spoleto was named King Tomislav II of Croatia, Prince of Bosnia Herzegovina and Voivode of Dalmatia, Tuzla and Temun. The Croatians had rebelled against the King of Yugoslavia and joined the Axis powers in 1941. As a reward Hitler elevated the puppet state to the status of a kingdom under the leadership of the fascist Ante … Continue reading

Yet Another Relative of King Felipe VI Investigated By Tax Services

  May 18, 2016 at 5:52 am by

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Princess Inès of the Two Sicilies, youngest daughter of the late Infante Alfonso of Spain and his wife Infanta Alicia, née Princess of Bourbon-Parma, is being investigated by Spanish tax services for money laundering. The princess has put the money she inherited from her father -who died in 1964- on a bank account in Switzerland. The princess says that the Swiss bank accounts can easily explained: her father opened them … Continue reading

Spanish King and Queen Attend Mass For Earthquake Victims

  May 18, 2016 at 4:30 am by

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Yesterday the King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain attended a tribute Mass for the victims of the earthquake in Ecuador.   The earthquake happened on April 16th and had the epicenter close to the towns of Muisne and Pedernales, 170 kilometers away from the Ecuador’s capital Quito. At least 659 people were killed and 27,732 people injured. The mass was held … Continue reading

Family Welcome for King Abdullah II and Queen Rania in Belgium

  May 17, 2016 at 11:57 pm by

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King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan arrived in at Melsbroek military airport, Belgium on tuesday, a day before the official state visit starts.The king and queen were welcomed by King Philippe and Queen Mathilde at their private residence, Laeken Castle. In the evening the palace released a photo of the two royal couples and Princess Elisabeth, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Éleonore. The official state visit will start today … Continue reading

Happy Constitution Day to Norway

  May 17, 2016 at 11:55 pm by

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On May 17th, Norway celebrated it’s National Day. As usual the Norwegian royal family appeared in traditional outfits to look at several children’s parades. At 8:15AM the Crown princely family welcomed the youth of Asker at their private Skaugum estate. Later during the day they appeared on the balcony in Oslo’s royal palace alongside the King and Queen. From the Norwegian royal website: ” a record breaking 119 schools take … Continue reading

Prince William Opens New Breast Cancer Centre at Royal Marsden

  May 17, 2016 at 11:14 pm by

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The Duke of Cambridge has officially opened the new Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea. During his visit to the new centre, which was funded by fashion designer Ralph Lauren and other Royal Marsden contributors, Prince William was given a tour of the new centre’s laboratories before spending time meeting with cancer patients and doctors in the medical day unit. He was … Continue reading

Birthday Girl Máxima Attends First Anniversary Congress of Pension Federation

  May 17, 2016 at 10:14 am by

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Today, Tuesday May 17, the day of her 45th birthday, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was present at the opening of the First Anniversary Congress of Pension Federation at the convention center World Forum in The Hague. De jarige Koningin Máxima vandaag in Den Haag pic.twitter.com/i8Uc3xelXZ — Patrick van Katwijk (@Patrickvkatwijk) May 17, 2016 The Pension Federation represents the interests of about 220 Dutch Pension Funds. The purpose of the congress is to … Continue reading

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