New Naval Appointments for Prince Andrew, Prince Michael

  February 12, 2015 at 3:42 pm by

Prince Andrew, Duke of York

It was announced this morning in London that the Queen has approved two new naval appointments for members of her family: the Duke of York and Prince Michael of Kent. Prince Andrew, Rear Admiral, has been promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral, and Prince Michael, Honorary Rear Admiral in the Royal Naval Reserve, has been promoted to Honorary Vice Admiral. The Duke’s promotion comes into effect on February 19, … Continue reading

Jordanian King & Queen Meet Visiting Czech President

  February 12, 2015 at 1:40 pm by

King Abdullah II

Jordanian King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah welcomed Czech President Milos Zeman and his wife at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan. During the meeting, King Abdullah and the Czech President talked about developing relations and ways to support cooperation in political and economic fields between the two countries. His Majesty said: “Our meeting today, and the Jordanian Czech Economic Business Forum, held yesterday, the memoranda of understanding … Continue reading

Queen Maud Land Receives Royal Visitor

  February 12, 2015 at 4:31 am by

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Norway’s King Harald is presently paying a visit to one of Norway’s Arctic dependencies, Queen Maud Land. The purpose of the King’s visit – the first of a Norwegian monarch – is the tenth anniversary of the Troll Research Station. The King spent yesterday morning on a tour of the research station, accompanied by the Norwegian Ministers for Climate and Environment, Tine Sundtoft and Justice, Anders Anundsen. They party then went … Continue reading

Swedes Host Representation Dinner at Royal Palace

  February 11, 2015 at 8:30 pm by

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The Swedish Royal Family tonight attended the first representation dinner of the year at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia led their three children in greeting the 120 guests in the White Sea ballroom of the Palace. The guest list was made up of members of the Swedish parliament and government, members of the diplomatic corps, as well as individuals who have contributed to … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Visits Disability Day Centre

  February 11, 2015 at 6:19 pm by

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The Queen of the Belgians today paid a visit to a therapeutic day centre for disabled children in the southern town of Jambes. Les Perce-Neige provides care and education to children in the region that have multiple disabilities. It celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014, and Queen Mathilde was meant to visit the centre in December, however, the visit was postponed in the wake of the death of Queen Fabiola. … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Hosts Wessex Birthday Reception

  February 10, 2015 at 8:33 pm by

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Queen Elizabeth II held a reception for the charities of the Earl and Countess of Wessex this evening at Buckingham Palace, to mark the couple’s 50th birthdays. 375 guests involved with the couple’s charities and patronages – staff, volunteers and representatives – attended the reception, which included speeches by the Earl and Countess. Between them, Edward and Sophie are involved with over 140 organisations. A behind-the-scenes photo was published by … Continue reading

Danes On Annual Ski Trip To Verbier

  February 8, 2015 at 7:55 pm by

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The Danish Crown Princely family is currently on their annual skiing holiday in Verbier, Switzerland, and they posed for photographers this morning as they usually do. Prince Christian, Princess Isabella and four-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine were the stars of the show, as they went up and down the children’s slope on toboggans with each other and their parents. A turn got the better of Christian, as he … Continue reading

Prince Bernhard Discusses Cancer Battle

  February 8, 2015 at 6:11 am by

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Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau has discussed his battle with lymphoma on the television program RTL Late Night. “It is a huge scare not only for yourself, but also for the people around you,” the Prince said of his mid-2013 diagnosis. He was on holiday with his family when he felt something was not right when he had difficulty completing a mountain bike ride. “Then I got an intestinal stricture, I … Continue reading

Prince Charles Begins Middle East Tour

  February 7, 2015 at 10:33 pm by

Prince Charles in Amman; 07-02-2015

The Prince of Wales touched down in Amman this evening, beginning his week-long visit to the Middle East. He was greeted at the Amman Civil Airport by Prince Ghazi bin al-Muhammad, first cousin of King Abdullah II and his chief advisor on religious and cultural affairs, and the British Ambassador to Jordan, Peter Millett. A military guard of honour lined the red carpet as the official party departed. Later, at the … Continue reading

Queen Rania Joins Thousands At Rally In Jordan

  February 6, 2015 at 12:42 pm by

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Queen Rania of Jordan joined thousands of protestors in a march to support the government in the fight against ISIS militants after Friday prayers in Amman,  Jordan’s capital. The protesting comes after the Islamic state burned alive the Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh. Yesterday, King Abdullah II and Queen Rania paid condolences to Moaz al-Kasasbeh’s family.

Dukes of Palma Can Sell Barcelona Home

  February 5, 2015 at 9:44 pm by

Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarín in 2010

The judge presiding over the NOOS trial in the courts of Palma de Mallorca has approved the sale of the Duke and Duchess of Palma de Mallorca’s Barcelona home. Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarín, who are both set to face trial on charges of fraud and embezzlement, had to apply for permission to sell their multi-million Euro home in the exclusive area of Pedralbes. This was due to an embargo … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Awards Cancer Prize

  February 4, 2015 at 11:28 pm by

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Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary this evening presented the Cancer Council Merit Award at the Royal Danish Playhouse in Copenhagen on the occasion of World Cancer Day. The award this year went to Julie Midtgaard, a psychologist and senior researcher, and Morten Quist, a research physiotherapist and health sciences graduate, for their work in researching the benefits of exercise for cancer patients. Part of the duo’s research included a project called Body … Continue reading

Princess Estelle Attends Figure Skating Championships

  February 3, 2015 at 6:54 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Estelle attend the opening of the European Figure Skating Championships

Princess Estelle attended the opening ceremony, as well as another show, of the European Figure Skating Championships 2015 at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm over the weekend. Adorable Princess Estelle was seen watching the events with her parents. Princess Estelle and her parents were captured many times on TV, at the second ice skating event, Estelle was seen giving small waves to the camera. For the opening ceremony, Princess Estelle … Continue reading

Royals Rank Amongst World’s Most Admired

  February 3, 2015 at 9:38 am by

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom

A new poll by market research firm YouGov has seen several royals ranking within the top twenty of the ‘Most Admired’ for their respective countries. The poll, which had 25,000 respondents in 23 countries, asked ‘Who do you truly admire?’ and ‘Who do you most admire?’, with respondents selecting from a list of 25 worldwide figures and 5 popular local figures. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was the highest ranked royal … Continue reading

Queen Sofia Visits ‘The Music of Recycling’ Students

  February 3, 2015 at 9:10 am by

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Queen Sofia of Spain yesterday was in Pozuelo de Alarcón, where she visited the project ‘The Music of Recycling’ that is supported by the Queen Sofia Foundation. During her visit at the Villapaz Reception Centre, Queen Sofia met with the twenty local students who take part in the project and was shown their instruments. The students were undergoing a test during the visit, so the Queen was able to see them … Continue reading

Madeleine and Chris Visit Gävle

  February 2, 2015 at 10:59 pm by

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Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill today paid a visit to Gävle, one of the main cities in the Princess’s Duchy of Gästrikland. The day began with a lunch hosted by the Governor of Gävleborg County, Barbro Holmberg, at Gävle Castle. It was attended by around 50 guests from the county, who have contributed in sports, culture or industry. Among the guests were Olle and Ewa Westling, the parents of Prince Daniel, who were greeted … Continue reading

Funeral of Johan Martin Ferner

  February 2, 2015 at 6:16 pm by

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Johan Martin Ferner, the husband of Princess Astrid of Norway, was farewelled today in a private funeral service at the Holmenkollen Chapel in Oslo. The entire Norwegian Royal Family was present, and were greeted by Mr Ferner’s two sons, Alexander and Carl-Christian, when they arrived to the chapel. Princess Astrid and the couple’s three daughters were already inside, having arrived at 12:15pm for the 1pm service. Bishop Sigurd Osberg and … Continue reading

Prince Harry Attends London Marathon Training Session

  February 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm by

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Prince Harry made a trip to Twickenham this afternoon, to attend a training session of runners who will be competing in the London Marathon in April. The Prince is patron of the event, and meet with a number of runners who will be raising funds for several of his other charities, including the Rugby Union’s Injured Players Foundation, MapAction and Walking with the Wounded. He watched around sixty runners train in … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Enjoy Family Day at ‘Jumping Amsterdam’

  February 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm by

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima took their two youngest daughters to the final day of Jumping Amsterdam at the Amsterdam RAI today. Princesses Alexia and Ariane enjoyed the main event of the day, the Grand Prix of Amsterdam, which was won by Dutch rider Willem  Greve on the mount Carambole. This year’s competition was the 56th time the event has been staged. The family was joined by the King’s cousin Princess Margarita … Continue reading

Princess Stéphanie Celebrates Milestone Birthday

  February 1, 2015 at 6:00 am by

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Monaco’s Princess Stéphanie today celebrates her fiftieth birthday. The Princess was born in 1965 as the third and youngest child of the reigning Prince of Monaco, Rainier, and his Hollywood actress wife Grace. She has two siblings, Princess Caroline and Prince Albert, and was educated at the Dames de Saint-Maur and Dupanloup. At the age of 17, Stéphanie was travelling with her mother from Roc Angel along the Monaco coast … Continue reading

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