New Swedish Prince Named Alexander

  April 21, 2016 at 5:40 am by

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip with their newborn son

In a special council meeting at the Royal Palace in Stockholm a short time ago, King Carl Gustaf announced that his newborn grandson has been given the name Alexander. Prince Alexander’s middle names are Erik Hubertus Bertil, and his grandfather bestowed upon him the duchy of Södermanland. Erik is the name of the infant’s maternal grandfather, Hubertus is for his parental grandfather (one of the King’s middle names is Hubertus) and Bertil … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Opens International Book Fair in Colombia

  April 20, 2016 at 7:57 pm by

Princess Laurentien in Colombia

As UNESCO Special Envoy for Literacy, Princess Laurentien attended the opening of the 29th edition of the International Book Fair of Bogota, Colombia, on Tuesday April 19. Accompanied by Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, President of Colombia and Gina Parody, Minister of Education, Princess Laurentien inaugurated the pavillion of The Netherlands which is the guest of honors of this year’s edition. The International Book Fair of Bogota (FilBo) is one of … Continue reading

Carl Philip and Sofia Leave Hospital with their Little Prince

  April 20, 2016 at 5:51 pm by

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip with their newborn son

Sweden’s newborn Prince has left hospital and is at home at Drottningholm Palace. The Royal Court posted a photograph of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia holding their new son in a baby capsule as they left Danderyd Hospital today. The caption said the couple were “looking forward to time together” with their son and were all feeling good. The baby’s name will be announced tomorrow morning, local time, in a … Continue reading

Surrounded by Her Youngest Descendants, A New Portrait of Elizabeth II

  April 20, 2016 at 5:33 pm by

The Queen with her youngest grandchildren and great-grandchildren

In a lovely new photograph released to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday tomorrow, the monarch is seen surrounded by the next generation: her two youngest grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Taken by Annie Leibovitz over Easter last month at Windsor Castle, the photograph shows the Queen sitting with 11-month-old Princess Charlotte in her lap surrounded by Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, James, Viscount Severn, Prince George, Savannah and Isla Phillips and Mia Tindall (who is … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander Attends Events at International Courts in The Hague

  April 20, 2016 at 9:50 am by

King Willem-Alexander during the opening of the new International Criminal Court

Today King Willem-Alexander, along with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders and the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, were present at the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Peace Palace in The Hague. Koning, SG @UN en burgemeester #DenHaag bij viering 70-jarig bestaan van @CIJ_ICJ in #Vredespaleis #peacejustice pic.twitter.com/jyN4EqrvGu — Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) April 20, 2016 The International Court of Justice is … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Kicks Off 90th Birthday Celebrations in Windsor

  April 20, 2016 at 9:35 am by

Queen Elizabeth the day before her 90th birthday

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have begun the monarch’s birthday celebrations a day early as they paid visits around Windsor. They first stopped at the Royal Mail’s Windsor Delivery Office to mark the postal service’s 500th anniversary this year. The couple were able to meet with some of the postmen and women, as well as the post sorters during their visit. When told of how many pieces of mail … Continue reading

Lightsabers Up – William and Harry Visit ‘Stars Wars’ Set

  April 19, 2016 at 10:52 pm by

Prince Harry and Prince William partake in a lightsaber duel

Princes William and Harry were just like any other mega-fans as they visited the set of the upcoming Star Wars film at Pinewood Studios outside of London. The brothers were given a tour of the Creature Effects room by one of the film series’ newest stars, Daisy Ridley, where they saw staff working on the costumes and moulds of creature characters. “It’s just amazing the detail in it, it really is,” William said … Continue reading

Four Generations: A New Photo to Mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

  April 19, 2016 at 9:09 pm by

A photo of four generations of the Windsor line

A new photograph of showing four generations of the Windsor line has been released by Buckingham Palace, ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday on Thursday. Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George (who is standing on a set of blocks to make him around the same height as his seated relatives) flank the Queen as her three direct heirs, all four wearing shades of blue and white. The photo, … Continue reading

A New Prince for Sweden! Princess Sofia Gives Birth

  April 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm by

Prince Carl Philip demonstrates how big his new son is

The Swedish Royal Court has announced that Princess Sofia gave birth to her and Prince Carl Philip’s first child – a son – this evening at 6:25pm local time. The infant Prince, whose name will be announced during a cabinet meeting Thursday morning, was born at the Danderyd Hospital weighing 3.59kg. Both mother and son are doing well. Prince Carl Philip met with the media a short time ago at the hospital … Continue reading

How Fetching You Look in Fluro! Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit Help Waste Collectors

  April 19, 2016 at 4:14 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Queen Sonja

Norway’s Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit today paid a visit to Sandefjord in the south of Norway to help assist in the mission to become the cleanest city in the country. After meeting with the Sandefjord Waste Clearing Team, the two royal ladies were given their own fluro vests to wear as they pitched in with the cleaning effort. “It’s a wonderful initiative of the volunteers,” Crown Princess Mette-Marit said of … Continue reading

Beatrice Borromeo Talks Marriage, Work And Fashion

  April 19, 2016 at 2:30 pm by

Beatrice Borromeo

After marrying Pierre Casiraghi in a lavish ceremony, 30 year old Beatrice Borromeo opens up about marriage, work and fashion in an interview with glamour magazine. Click here to read the exclusive interview which took place in New York city. Embed from Getty Images Beatrice Borromeo-Casiraghi and Pierre Casiraghi attend The 62nd Rose Ball To Benefit The Princess Grace Foundation at Sporting Monte-Carlo on March 19, 2016.

A Wedding To Remember: Sixty Years Since Prince Rainier Married Grace Kelly

  April 19, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Princess Grace and Prince Rainier after their wedding ceremony

Described as “an incredible affair” that “left such a mark on people” by Monaco’s Prince Albert II, today marks the sixtieth anniversary of the marriage of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Hollywood actress Grace Kelly. The elaborate religious wedding ceremony that took place on April 19, 1956 at the Cathédrale de Monaco has gone down as one of the most famous weddings of the 20th century that was watched live … Continue reading

A First For Both Parties: Queen Noor Speaks at Judson University

  April 19, 2016 at 7:49 am by

Queen Noor speaks at Judson University

Queen Noor of Jordan attended Judson University’s sixth annual World Leaders Forum in Elgin, Illinois, on Monday. King Hussein’s widow is the first leader from the Middle East to speak at Judson’s forum. Her Majesty was the keynote speaker and in her hour-long speech focused on topics including refugees and her work to support humanitarianism. Queen Noor, who is on the board of RefugeesInternational, reminded the auditorium that refugees constitute a third … Continue reading

Princess Tessy Receives The Mrongovius Medal

  April 19, 2016 at 7:34 am by

Princess Tessy

Princess Tessy has received the Mrongovius Medal from the University of Olsztyn in northeastern Poland. The 30 year old Princess received the medal fro “spreading humanistic ideas worldwide”. I am very honored to have been awarded as well as Princess Ingrid Detter de Frankopan the Mrongovius Medal for spreading Humanistic Ideas Worldwide at the conference on the Limits of Christianity today in Poland. #Poland #education #humanity #futurgenerations #languages #culturalmemory I … Continue reading

William, Catherine and Harry Hosting A Dinner For The Obamas

  April 19, 2016 at 3:30 am by

William, Catherine and Harry

It’s been announced that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are hosting a private dinner for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Friday April 22. The dinner will take place at Kensington Palace. A White House spokesman said: “The visit will allow the president to offer his gratitude to the British government and people for their stalwart partnership with his administration and the American … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, April 11-17

  April 19, 2016 at 1:41 am by

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This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image of a few outfits in this week’s poll. Voting closes on April 23.

Dutch Royals Attend Koningsdag Concert

  April 18, 2016 at 11:45 pm by

King WA and Queen Maxima

Ahead of the upcoming Koningsdag celebrations that will take place on April 27, this evening a concert was held at the De Spiegel theatre in Zwolle. King Willem-Alexander and his wife, Queen Maxima, attend. They were joined by Princess Beatrix and Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven. During the concert was mainly classical music and guitar. The artists present this year were guitarists Jan Akkerman, Izhar Elias and Fernando Lameirinhas, singer Janne Schra and dancer Maria … Continue reading

Queen Rania’s Busy Day In Northern Badiya

  April 18, 2016 at 11:30 pm by

Queen Rania

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited Al Koum Al Ahmar village in Al Mafraq Governorate today. During the visit, Queen Rania met with residents and locals, toured a school and visited Al Koum Al Ahmar Chartable Society. The busy day needed by visiting a home of an underprivileged elderly woman. Queen Rania listened to her needs and offered support. Queen Rania’s visit comes as part of her community outreach … Continue reading

Albert And Charlene Day Out At A Tennis Match

  April 17, 2016 at 11:55 pm by

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene watched the men’s singles final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Gael Monfils of France during the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters at Monte-Carlo Sporting Club. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene handed out the trophies and posed for pictures. Rafael Nadal won the match. Princess Charlene wore cropped pants with a matching jacket and couldn’t go missing with her silver shades and silver … Continue reading

Queen Rania Attends UN Foundation Event In Washington D.C

  April 16, 2016 at 11:00 pm by

Queen Rania

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan continues her working trip in Washington DC with a UN Foundation event. On her instragran account she posted a picture quoted with “With some remarkable women at an event hosted by the United Nations Foundation, yesterday, on the investments and innovations critically needed to improve the well-being of women and girls, especially those trapped in conflict”.

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