Kate Goes Casual

  March 23, 2013 at 11:53 am by

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The Duchess of Cambridge sure knew how to dress down and stay warm when it’s 1C outside while joining volunteers Beaver and Cub Scouts at Great Tower Scout Camp on March 22. The 31-year-old mother-to-be wore her Le Chameau wellington boots, skinny blue jeans and a khaki jacket. Catherine finished the look off with wearing a red, white and blue UK Scouts neckerchief around her neck and a tweed cap. … Continue reading

Son for Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo

  March 23, 2013 at 12:16 am by

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The Prince’s Palace of Monaco today announced the birth of a baby boy for Andrea Casiraghi and his fiancee, Tatiana Santo Domingo. The infant was born on March 21, believed to have taken place in London. No further details, including the baby’s name, have been released thus far. Both mother and baby are doing well. He is the first grandchild in both his parents’ families. Should his parents marry as … Continue reading

Pahlavi Imperial Family Celebrate the Nowruz

  March 23, 2013 at 12:09 am by

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The former Empress of Iran, Farah Pahlavi, celebrated the Nowruz (Persian New Year) on March 21, 2013 at her home in Washington, DC.. with her family. As each year, the Empress has posed in front of Haft-Sin Table (or the “Seven S’s”) with her son, Prince Reza, her daughter, Princess Farahnaz, her granddaughters, Princesses Noor, Iman and Farah, and Princess Yasmine (Prince Reza´s wife). This year also has attended the … Continue reading

Princess Haya’s Life Inspires New Novel

  March 21, 2013 at 10:45 am by

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The Princess and the Foal by author Stacy Gregg is based on Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein’s life story. The novel is about the Princess losing her mother in a helicopter crash when she was only three years old. Her father, the late King Hussein of Jordan, gives her an orphaned foal for her sixth birthday. Publishing director Rachel Denwood said: “We’re delighted to be publishing The Princess and the … Continue reading

The EFC Princess Margriet Awards 2013

  March 21, 2013 at 10:30 am by

Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien with some of the 2013 laureates; 19-03-2013

On Tuesday March 19, Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien and Princess Astrid of Belgium attended the ECF Princess Margriet Awards. The European Cultural Foundation award was founded in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The opening speech was held by Princess Laurentien in her capacity as President of the ECF, while Princess Margriet awarded the prizes. The laureates of the … Continue reading

Royals attend Papal Inauguration Mass at the Vatican

  March 19, 2013 at 11:56 pm by

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March 19th, 2013  – The Vatican World leaders and members of several royal houses attended the Papal Inauguration Mass at the Vatican for His Holiness Pope Francis today. Over 200,000 pilgrims had packed into St Peters Square to witness this very solemn ceremony. Royals present were King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Prince Felix of Luxembourg, the Prince … Continue reading

Remembering Princess Antoinette of Monaco

  March 18, 2013 at 1:48 pm by

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On March 18th, 2011 Princess Antoinette of Monaco, Baroness de Massy, a colourful and long-lived member of Monaco’s Princely Family, passed away aged 90. The Princess was the elder sister of Prince Rainier III and thus an aunt of the current Prince, Albert II. The Princess was married three times and had three children: Elisabeth-Anne, Christian Louis and Christine-Alix, who sadly died in February 1989. The Princess, having spent may … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2013

  March 17, 2013 at 9:31 pm by

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As per tradition, this year the Dutch Royal Family attended the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, on March 15 and 16. On Friday March 15, the Queen along with Princess Margriet, Prince Floris, Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Prince Bernhard visited the Sustainability Center Weizigt in Dordrecht. Queen Beatrix helped taking care of donkeys, ponies and horses: cleaning, brushing and feeding the animals. She was helped by Princess Margriet. Prince Floris, Prince … Continue reading

Princess Lilian Farewelled in Stockholm

  March 17, 2013 at 6:00 am by

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Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland was yesterday farewelled in a simple funeral service at the Royal Palace Chapel in Stockholm. After lying in respite on Friday afternoon, the Princess’s funeral was attended by her closest family and friends. The Swedish Royal Family led the mourners, including Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner, in the service, which incorporated by Swedish and British psalms and songs, to honour … Continue reading

Infanta Elena delivers Young Social Entrepreneurs Awards

  March 16, 2013 at 11:44 pm by

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March 14th, 2013 – Madrid Infanta Elena of Spain delivered the 5th Young Social Entrepreneurs Awards at the European University of Madrid on March 14th. The awards, which are handed out annually, by the European University of Madrid Foundation in recognition of the merits of young entrepreneurs to improve social or environmental situations The Duchess of Lugo was accompanied to this event by the Spanish Secretary of State for Education, … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Opens Day of Literature

  March 14, 2013 at 10:45 am by

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As a avid supporter of literacy initiatives, Princess Laurentien was an obvious choice to open the 2013 edition of Day of Literature in Rotterdam today. The event, a one-day festival which brings together around 4,500 secondary school children, took place at De Doelen. The Princess officially opened the festival this morning, before spending time speaking with students and staff who were taking part and looking at the exhibitions on offer. … Continue reading

Turkish President Pays State Visit to Sweden

  March 14, 2013 at 10:03 am by

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The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gül, has paid the first state visit to Sweden by a Turkish President this week, arriving in Stockholm on Sunday. He was accompanied by his wife, First Lady Hayrüsinna Gül. The visit continued as planned despite the death of Princess Lilian on March 10th. President Gül and his wife were greeted on Monday morning by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia and drove in … Continue reading

Albert II, Prince of Monaco turns 55

  March 14, 2013 at 6:00 am by

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Albert II, Prince of Monaco celebrates his 55th birthday on March 14th. The Prince was born in 1958, the only son of the late Rainier III, Prince of Monaco and Princess Grace of Monaco. Following the death of his father in 2005, Albert II suceeded his father to the reigning monarch of the Principality of Monaco and head of the Princely House of Grimaldi. In July 2011, Albert married the … Continue reading

Frederik and Mary Begin Chilean Visit

  March 11, 2013 at 11:02 am by

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Initially billed as a state visit to be undertaken by Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik, the Danish Crown Princely Couple yesterday began an official visit to Chile. The couple landed at the airport in Santiago in the morning, several hours ahead of their first event. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary began with a trek through the Quebrada de Macul nature park, which showcases a view of Santiago from … Continue reading

Which Designer Will Máxima Wear on April 30?

  March 11, 2013 at 9:47 am by

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We all know that Máxima is going to be Queen on April 30 when her husband, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, becomes King. What we don’t know is, what the Queen-to-be going is going wear. Princess Máxima is known to wear local and worldwide designers, from couture to ready to wear. As this is a very special once-in-a-lifetime occasion for her, will she go locally, like Jan Taminiau, who designed this dress, … Continue reading

Funeral of Princess Lilian Scheduled for March 16

  March 11, 2013 at 9:42 am by

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Following yesterday’s sad announcement that Princess Lilian had passed away peacefully, the Swedish Royal Court today revealed plans for her funeral. A funeral service will be held on Saturday March 16th, at the Royal Chapel in the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The service will begin at 13:00, and will be followed by the Princess’s internment into the royal cemetery in Haga Park. Prior to the funeral, members of the public … Continue reading

Vote in the February 2013 Picture of the Month Polls!

  March 11, 2013 at 9:13 am by

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Please vote in the February 2013 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Current Monarchs’ Engagement Pictures. The polls will remain open until 30 March 2013.

Queen Rania’s Printed Outfits On Visit To Turkey

  March 11, 2013 at 9:00 am by

Queen Rania attends a dinner held in her and King Abdullah's honour during a visit to Turkey; 05-03-2013

When the visit of His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan to Turkey was announced, one couldn’t have guessed that Her Majesty would step out in only printed looks. Arriving at the Presidential Palace in Ankara at the start of the trip, Queen Rania choose a Dolce & Gabbana black printed dress see here. The dress was matched with a white long jacket … Continue reading

Princess Lilian of Sweden, Duchess of Halland Has Died

  March 10, 2013 at 11:46 pm by

Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland

On Sunday March 10th, the Swedish Royal Court announce with great sadness that Princess Lilian of Sweden, Duchess of Halland had passed away peacefully during the afternoon in her home on Djurgården in Stockholm. The Welsh-born Princess Lilian was a popular member of the Swedish Royal Family and was the widow of the King’s late uncle, Prince Bertil. The Princess was 97 years old and had been in poor health … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos Leaves Hospital

  March 10, 2013 at 8:53 am by

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March 9th, 2013 – Madrid After spending the previous six days in at the La Milagrosa Clinic in Madrid having had surgery on a herniated disc, King Juan Carlos was discharged from hospital on Saturday March 9th. Before leaving, the King posed for several photos with the hospital staff. As the Spanish monarch left the hospital, he briefly spoke to the awaiting media outside. Earlier in the week, members of … Continue reading

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