Brazilian Prince Keeps Hopes Up During Dilma’s Impeachement

  May 20, 2016 at 6:55 am by


Prince Bertrand of Brazil, heir to his elder brother Prince Luís Gastão, head of the Imperial family of Brazil, spoke to the newspaper Financial Times two days ago. The author of the article stressed the difference between the prince’s grandiose names, title and hopes and his actual living condition: he lives in a rented two-bedroom house in São Paulo, with a narrow kitchen and a Toyota Primus in the driveway. … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Dress Up For Diplomatic Corps

  May 20, 2016 at 6:19 am by


Yesterday evening the Dutch royal family hosted a reception for the diplomatic corps in the royal palace in Amsterdam. Since the enthronement of King Willem-Alexander we are able to see some photos of the royal ladies and their jewels as they left the palace. Queen Máxima recycled a red dress by Natan from 2006. She paired it with the ruby tiara of Mellerio parure. She attached a brooch of the … Continue reading

Patron Sophie Wessex Opens New School for Children with Autism

  May 20, 2016 at 6:01 am by

The Countess of Wessex

The Countess of Wessex yesterday paid a visit to Oxfordshire, where she officially opened LVS Oxford, a specialist school for children on the autism spectrum. Fantastic official opening with The Countess of Wessex today. Our learners did us proud. — LVS Oxford (@LVSOxford) May 19, 2016 Sophie – who is patron of the National Autistic Society – was given a tour of the school by its head boy and … Continue reading

On This Day: Death of Queen Louise of Denmark

  May 20, 2016 at 5:59 am by


Exactly 90 years ago, on this day in 1926, Queen Louise of Denmark died in Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. The Queen was born Princess Lovisa Josefina Eugenia of Sweden, daughter of King Carl XV of Sweden and Norway and Princess Louise of The Netherlands. Louise was the only surviving child from her parents marriage and would inherit a fortune from her Dutch grandfather Prince Frederik of The Netherlands. Her father … Continue reading

Ship-ahoy! Princess Mako Enlightened on Research Ship

  May 20, 2016 at 5:52 am by

Princess Mako

On 18th May, Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino visited the research vessel “Kaimei” (meaning “enlightened”) which is currently docked at the Ariake Pier in Tokyo harbour. The vessel belongs to the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, whose website states that the vessel is the most advanced of its type in the world with technology allowing researchers to look into the origins of mineral and ore deposits as … Continue reading

New Career For Archduchess Francesca?

  May 20, 2016 at 5:24 am by

Copyright:  Alexander TUMA , 03.05. 2016 Wien,  Fototermin zu Hotel SACHER von Regisseur Robert Dornhelm

The vivacious Archduchess Francesca, wife of the head of the Austrian Imperial family is playing a small role in a costume drama for the Austrian television. The series created by ORF is Vienna’s famous Hotel Sacher and is set in the belle epoque. ‘Das Sacher’ is directed by Robert Dornhelm, a friend of the Archduchess. In her film debut Francesca has a small role as an English diplomat. For the … Continue reading

Queen Rania Buys Chocolates In “Charming Old” Bruges

  May 20, 2016 at 5:01 am by

2016-05-19 11:44:31 epa05316732 Belgian King Philippe (L) talks to Jordan's King Abdullah II (2-L), Belgian Queen Mathilde (R) and Queen Rania of Jordan (C) during a visit in Bruges, Belgium, 19 May 2016. The Jordanian Royal couple are on a two-day state visit to the country.  EPA/LAURENT DUBRULE

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan finished their state visit to Belgium yeserday with a visit to the town of Zeebrugge and the city of Bruges in West Flanders. in Bruges the royals visited a school and the Memling museum. Afterwards they walked through the town and participated with the crowds. The royal party was greeted by the governor of the province and by the mayor of Bruges. … Continue reading

Princess Ingrid Alexandra Opens Her Own Sculpture Park

  May 20, 2016 at 4:42 am by


Yesterday Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway opened the Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park in the gardens of Oslo’s royal palace. The sculpture park which focuses on children was created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of king Harald’s reign. The princess was not alone: King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette Marit, Prince Sverre and Princess Astrid were all there. The King held a short speech in which … Continue reading

Selfies With Queen Máxima

  May 20, 2016 at 4:27 am by

2016-05-19 14:20:04 UTRECHT - Koningin Maxima gaat op de foto tijdens de start van de landelijke activiteitenweek Kansen Krijgen Kansen Pakken. Het project laat zien hoe jonge mensen met een niet-westerse achtergrond barrires hebben overwonnen en kansen hebben gepakt. ANP ROYAL IMAGES REMKO DE WAAL

Yesterday Queen Máxima of The Netherlands went to Utrecht to attend the start of the  action week ‘Kansen Krijgen, Kansen Pakken’ (to get chances and to grab chances). The week will show how young Dutch people with a non-Western background overcame barriers and became successful in whatever they are doing. The Queen was dressed in a Natan outfit and wore an enormous hat by Fabiënne Delvigne. She posed for the inevitable … Continue reading

Bhutan’s Queen Mother Meets Japan’s Crown Prince

  May 19, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

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In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of diplomatic ties between Bhutan and Japan, Queen Mother Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck of Bhutan and Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck paid a visit to Crown Prince Naruhito in Tokyo today before visiting an exhibition being held with the theme being about happiness in Bhutan. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on 28th March 1986 and a year later, Crown Prince Naruhito paid a visit … Continue reading

On This Day: Wedding of Constantijn and Laurentien

  May 19, 2016 at 5:59 pm by


On this day in 2001 prince Constantijn of The Netherlands married Laurentien Brinkhorst in a religious ceremony in the Grote Kerk in The Hague. Today they celebrate their crystal wedding: 15 years. The couple had known each other for a long time. Their mothers were friends form the time they both studied in Leiden while in 2001 Laurentien’s father served as minister of agriculture. Two days before the religious wedding … Continue reading

Emperor and Empress Visit Earthquake Survivors

  May 19, 2016 at 5:11 pm by


Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have arrived in Kumamoto to offer support and comfort to some of the people affected by the recent earthquake that struck parts of southern Japan. After arriving at Kumamoto Airport, the Imperial couple visited the villages of Minamiaso and Mashiko, just two of dozens of rural places in the area that were affected by the disaster. It was just over a month ago when a … Continue reading

Serbian Crown Prince and Crown Princess Open Medical Conference

  May 19, 2016 at 2:14 pm by

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The Serbian Diaspora Medical Conference 2016 has been opened by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia in Belgrade. Now in it’s 7th year, the conference is taking place between 18th and 20th May during which more than 60 speakers from around the world, including delegates from the Mayo Clinic and Harvard. It was back in 2009 when Crown Princess Katherine devised the conference having spoken … Continue reading

Trespasser Arrested On Grounds of Buckingham Palace

  May 19, 2016 at 9:56 am by

Buckingham Palace

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

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko

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

Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg

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

Queen Maxima

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 — 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


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


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

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