State Visit from Argentina to The Netherlands: Last Day

  March 28, 2017 at 9:34 pm by

The Dutch and Argentine Heads of State

The second and last day of the State Visit from Argentina started today, Tuesday March 28, with separate events for President Macri and his wife Juliana Awada, who had a busy schedule with Her Majesty Queen Máxima. The first event for the Queen and First Lady was a working visit to the Oranje Huis (Orange House) in Amsterdam. The Orange House is a women’s shelter for combating domestic violence created by … Continue reading

Green Lace For Catherine At NPG Portrait Gala

  March 28, 2017 at 7:53 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge this evening was guest of honour at the London National Portrait Gallery’s annual Portrait Gala. She was given a tour of several exhibitions, including ‘Behind the Mask, Another Mask’, during the evening. Pieces that were also specifically commissioned for the Gala were also on display. Catherine debuted a new forest green lace gown from Temperley London, worn with a pair of large drop Kiki McDonough earrings, for the event, … Continue reading

Death of Infanta Alicia, Dowager Duchess of Calabria

  March 28, 2017 at 4:56 pm by

Infanta Alicia

The Dowager Duchess of Calabria, born a Princess of Bourbon-Parma in 1917, died on March 28 in Madrid. She was 99 years old. Infanta Alicia was the wife of the Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria, whom she married in 1936. The couple had three children: Princess Teresa María, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria, and Princess Inés María. The Infanta outlived her husband by 53 years, and her only son by 17 months. … Continue reading

Court Ruling: King Albert II Not Delphine Boël’s Father

  March 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm by

Delphine Boel

A Brussels court has today ruled that Delphine Boël has not satisfied their requirements to forfeit her paternity in her years-long quest to be recognised as the biological daughter of King Albert II of Belgium.  “The Court considers that, given the importance and during of the affective reality revealed by the possession of an existing state between Ms D. Boël and Mr J. Boël [Jacques Boël, Delphine’s legal father] and that the role of filiation … Continue reading

Queen Rania Enjoys A Day Surrounded By Children

  March 28, 2017 at 1:04 pm by

Queen Rania

Jordan’s Queen Rania on Tuesday paid a visit to several new projects of the Queen Rania Family and Child Centre initiative. The Queen toured projects that allows children from across Jordan to learn new skills – in literacy, social communication, financial knowledge, art, gardening – and provide them with a space where they, along with their parents, can learn ” concepts of child abuse prevention through hands-on activities”. Among those Queen … Continue reading

The Gloucesters Out and About

  March 28, 2017 at 11:22 am by

The Duchess of Gloucester

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were out and about on Tuesday, quietly performing their royal duties as usual. We’ll begin with the Duke, who spent the day in the West Midlands. Prince Richard, a first cousin of the Queen, opened two buildings and helped celebrate an anniversary over the course of the day. He first visited the Stourbridge Registration Office, where he opened the Thomas Robinson Building following it’s 13-year … Continue reading

Coin Worth £3.2m Bearing Queen Elizabeth’s Portrait Stolen

  March 28, 2017 at 6:34 am by

A solid-gold 100kg coin featuring Queen Elizabeth's portrait

The security team of Berlin’s Bode Museum is in for some sleepless nights, as a Canadian coin worth £3.2m was stolen from an exhibition in the early hours of Monday morning. Featuring a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on one side, the solid gold coin has a face value of $CAD1million. However, because it is 100kg of pure gold, its gold bullion value is much greater than its face value. The Royal Canadian … Continue reading

State Visit from Argentina to The Netherlands: Day One

  March 27, 2017 at 9:01 pm by

The Argentine Presidential Couple and the Dutch Royal Couple

Today, Monday March 27, the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, accompanied by his wife Juliana Awada, began a two-day State Visit to the Netherlands. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima officially welcomed the President and First Lady with a ceremony held at the Dam Square. During the welcoming ceremony the President and the King inspected a guard of honour and the national anthems were played. Afterwards the President and his wife … Continue reading

Jordan’s King Abdullah Welcomes Saudi Counterpart Ahead of Summit

  March 27, 2017 at 5:53 pm by

King Salman of Saudi Arabia and King Abdullah of Jordan

The King of Jordan welcomed his Saudi counterpart at the Marka Military Airport on Monday, as the Saudi King arrived in the country ahead of Wednesday’s Arab Summit. Following an official welcoming ceremony at the airport, the two leaders headed to the Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman, where they held business talks between the Jordanian and Saudi delegations. Several business agreements between the two nations were also signed. A spokesperson from … Continue reading

Sophie Wessex Dons Blue Victoria Beckham Ensemble For Charity Lunch

  March 27, 2017 at 4:26 pm by

The Countess of Wessex

The Countess of Wessex was a guest at an annual luncheon at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel on Monday which was held in benefit of the charity Mencap. Sophie, who looked stunning in a royal blue knit skirt from the Victoria Beckham label, paired with the matching turtleneck top, viewed a fashion show of frocks and hats put together by designer Suzannah Crabb specifically for the lunch. The Countess is patron … Continue reading

Swedish King Presents Dairy Farmer Awards in Stockholm

  March 27, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf

King Carl XVI Gustaf present the LRF Dairy Association’s Gold Medal awards on Monday March 27 in a ceremony at the Swedish Society of Medicine. Queen Silvia was also present for the awards. 39 dairy farmers from around the country won Gold Medals for the 2016 year. To qualify for a gold medal, the farmers must have supplied “top quality milk from health cows for at least twenty-three years”. Lars-Inge Gunnarsson from … Continue reading

Haakon & Mette-Marit Pay Visit to Bjerke

  March 27, 2017 at 11:38 am by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon

The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway on Monday paid a visit to the district of Bjerke, in the north of Oslo. A high percentage of the district’s population is made up of immigrants or children whose parents were immigrants, providing a variety of cultures to the area. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit first visited the contemporary circus, where they watched acrobatic and dance performances, before participating in a … Continue reading

Prince Sébastien Welcomes Parents To Sandhurst

  March 27, 2017 at 9:50 am by

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and her youngest son, Sebastien

Another Prince welcomed his parents to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst over the weekend, as Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg arrived at the Academy to visit their youngest son. Prince Sébastien is currently undertaking military training at the Academy, which he began in September last year. His father, paternal grandfather, Grand Duke Jean, and eldest brother, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, have all graduated from Sandhurst. Another … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Launches Money Week 2017

  March 27, 2017 at 9:32 am by

Queen Mathilde

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde was present today, Monday March 27, at the launch of Money Week 2017 at the Stock Exchange Euronext in Brussels. Money Week is an initiative organized by Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) and Wikifin that aims to promote financial education with the help of various activities. It runs March 27 to April 3. During the event was also awarded the Wikifin @ School Challenge to … Continue reading

Abdullah II and Rania of Jordan at Sandhurst Dinner

  March 26, 2017 at 10:45 pm by

King Abdullah, Crown Prince Hussein and Queen Rania

Proud parents King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan have attended recently a dinner company hosted by the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where their eldest so, Crown Prince Hussein, is currently recieving his military education. In a photo shared by Queen Rania, the couple posed proudly with their son in his Sandhurst military dress uniform. They both commented later on Twitter, expressing their pride and happiness, as did the young Prince on Instagram, … Continue reading

Jordan’s King Abdullah II Joins Twitter

  March 26, 2017 at 5:38 pm by

King Abdullah II of Jordan

King Abdullah II of Jordan has launched on Sunday his official Twitter account. In his first tweet under the username @kingabdullahii, His Majesty expressed his happiness to join the famous digital platform and said: “This is Abdullah bin AlHussein, a father and a proud Jordanian. Pleased to be with you on Twitter.” The first to follow and welcome King Abdallah II was his wife, Queen Rania, who preceded him in joining social … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Huis ten Bosch Palace

  March 26, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Huis ten Bosch Palace

Huis ten Bosch Palace from the main gates Location: The Hague, Kingdom of The Netherlands Built: 1645-1650 Architect: Pieter Post Commissioned By: Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, Princess of Orange Style: Dutch Baroque On The Palace Grounds: Palace Gardens Current Owner: The Dutch State Current Use: The Palace is being renovated and will become the official residence of T.M. The King and Queen and their daughters upon completion Fun Fact: A replica of the Palace can be found in a Japanese … Continue reading

Princess Anne’s Granddaughters Enjoy A Day At Gatcombe Horse Trials

  March 25, 2017 at 7:56 pm by

Mia Tindall and Isla Phillips

The three energiser bunnies Princess Anne calls granddaughters enjoyed a day of sunshine on the first day of the Gatcombe Horse Trials today, as they watched their mother/aunt compete in the event. Savannah and Isla Phillips and Mia Tindall spent the day chasing each other around the grassy paddocks, picking flowers, patting dogs and enjoying a crepe treat, as the Princess Royal, Sir Timothy Laurence, Peter and Autumn Phillips, and Mike … Continue reading

Dubai’s Royals Attend The Dubai World Cup 2017

  March 25, 2017 at 7:31 pm by

Members of the Dubai Ruling Family

Members of Dubai’s ruling family were this evening present for the Dubai World Cup meet at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid watched the main race – which was won by the American trained horse Arrogate owned by Prince Khalid bin Abdullah of Saudi Arabia – alongside his junior wife, Princess Haya, and a number of his children, including Sheikh Hamdan, Sheikh Mansoor, Sheikh Majid and Sheikha Al Jalila,. … Continue reading

Poll: 68% of Surveyed Russians Do Not Want To Restore Monarchy

  March 25, 2017 at 12:21 am by

The Russian Empire Coat of Arms

A telephone poll conducted earlier in March by the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion has shown that 68% of those surveyed do not want to restore the monarchy in Russia. 22% said they were not against a monarchy, but they did not have a solid idea of who would best for the position of Tsar – 13% preferred someone from the political or public sphere, while only 6% preferred a … Continue reading

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