Norwegian State Visit to Italy Comes To An End

  April 8, 2016 at 7:06 pm by

King Harald and Queen Sonja

King Harald and Queen Sonja’s state visit to Italy concluded today, focusing on Norwegian business and trade. The final day was spent in Milan, where they attended a presentation of Norwegian fashion, a business luncheon and visited exhibitions on Norwegian craft and design. On Thursday, the King and Queen laid a wreath at the grave of the Unknown Soldier at the Altare della Patria (also known as the Monumento Nazionale … Continue reading

A Third Daughter for Prince Hamzah & Princess Basmah of Jordan

  April 8, 2016 at 3:50 pm by

Prince Hamzah and Princess Basma on their wedding day

Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein of Jordan and his wife Princess Basmah Hamzah welcomed today their third child, a baby girl named Princess Badiya bint Hamzah. The newborn Princess Badiya is the couple’s third child, following her sisters Princess Zein and Princess Noor. She has also an elder half-sister, Princess Haya, from her father’s previous marriage. Congrats for the Royal couple Prince Hamzah & Captain Basma pic.twitter.com/C6z8TlT3 — Tala Q (@TalaQaraeen) January 12, … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Princess Paola in Rome with Her Children

  April 8, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Princess Paola with Prince Philippe and Princess Astrid in 1969

April 8, 1969: Paola, Princess of Liège and her two eldest children, Prince Philippe (aged 8, just days before his 9th birthday) and Princess Astrid (aged 7), during a visit to Rome. This photo is taken outside the home of Paola’s mother, the Dowager Princess Ruffo di Calabria.

Queen Mathilde Attends UN Development Meeting

  April 7, 2016 at 6:01 pm by

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Queen Mathilde of Belgium participated in a round table conference for the 2016 Cooperation Forum for the United Nations Development. The theme for this year was “Rethinking Development Cooperation for the Sustainable Development Goals”. Queen Mathilde gave the opening speech. The conference was held at Egmont Palace in Brussels. Embed from Getty Images Queen Mathilde during the conference on April 7, 2016.

Infanta Pilar Explains Her Panama Offshore Firm

  April 7, 2016 at 5:52 am by

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Spain’s Infanta Pilar (79), aunt of King Felipe VI has released a press statement on Wednesday about the offshore firm she had for forty years in Panama. The existance of this firm was leaked last weekend in the ‘Panama Papers’. In the statement the princess explains why, when and how the firm was started. In 1969 the company was founded by Aleko Pakamarkou, an entreperneur and a good friend of … Continue reading

A Port of Call for Princess Marie of Romania!

  April 7, 2016 at 4:11 am by

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HRH Princess Marie of Romania was the city of Constanta yesterday, where she visited several of the local institutions. Constanta is a large port city on the Black Sea, where Romania’s only piece of coast can be found.  It is said to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in Romania and is one of the largest ports in Europe. The princess met students and teachers at the Carol I College, visited … Continue reading

William and Kate Host Reception for Indian and Bhutanese Expats

  April 6, 2016 at 9:08 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge host a reception for Indian and Bhutanese expats at Kensington Palace

Ahead of their tour of India and Bhutan beginning next week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hosted a reception this afternoon at Kensington Palace for young people from the two countries that are living, working or studying in the UK. Students, business people, charity workers and models were amongst the group, including the Indian High Commissioner to the UK, Navtej Sarna. People associated with the British Asian Trust were … Continue reading

Norway’s King and Queen Begin Visit to Italy

  April 6, 2016 at 8:41 pm by

The King and Queen of Norway with the President of Italy

King Harald V and Queen Sonja have begun their state visit to Italy today, spending the day meeting with the country’s President, Prime Minister and other government ministers. The couple were welcomed at the Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome for the official welcoming ceremony by President Sergio Mattarella and his daughter Laura. The two heads of state inspected the traditional military guard of honour, before heading inside for an audience. … Continue reading

Prince Harry Announces UK’s Invictus Team Outside Buckingham Palace

  April 6, 2016 at 3:23 pm by

Prince Harry poses for the official Invictus Games Team UK team

What better place to announce the team to represent the United Kingdom at next month’s Invictus Games than in front of Buckingham Palace? This was clearly the thought process as Prince Harry today revealed the athletes who will be competing under the Union Jack, saying that he was really looking forward to the event that will take place between May 8-12 in Florida. Almost all the 110 athletes – who … Continue reading

10 Years as FA President for Prince William, As He Reveals Charlotte Is Good At Football

  April 6, 2016 at 12:48 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge at the FA lunch

The Duke of Cambridge today attended a lunch at Wembley Stadium which marked his decade as the President of the Football Association. After he posed for photographs outside the Stadium with FA Chairman Greg Dyke and board members Martin Glenn and Julie Harrington, Prince William delivered a speech at the lunch in which he discussed the current English Premier League season (he hopes Leicester will win the cup as it will … Continue reading

Duchess of York In Australia for Women in Business Events

  April 6, 2016 at 8:59 am by

Sarah Duchess of York in Sydney

Sarah, Duchess of York is currently in Sydney, Australia to attend a number of ‘women in business’ related events, as she has been appointed one of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management’s keynote speakers for a number of their events over the next week. This morning she attended a Women in MBA breakfast event at the Intercontinental where she was one of the speakers, discussing the importance of education for women … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe Dons Intriguing Blue Hat For Defence Inauguration

  April 5, 2016 at 4:16 pm by

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Denmark’s Queen Margrethe today inaugurated the Defence Force’s new department, the Intelligence sector. During the ceremony at the Army Intelligence Centre in Varde, the Queen delivered a speech and presented the official flag to the department’s chief before inspecting a military guard. The Queen also met soldiers who showed her the equipment they use in their operational tasks. Hærens Efterretningscenter fik indviet ny fane af Dronning Margrethe på #varde torv #dkmedier #forsvaret … Continue reading

Prince Harry’s Private Time in Nepal Building A School

  April 5, 2016 at 2:04 pm by

Prince Harry in Nepal helping to rebuild a school

More photos have been released by Kensington Palace of Prince Harry’s week in Nepal where he helped Team Rubicon UK to rebuild a school that was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. Harry and the team had to use only manual labour to construct the classrooms in the remote village of Lapubesi, as no machinery is available in the area. Team Rubicon UK is a charity organisation that utilises the experience … Continue reading

Dom Duarte Pio About Infanta Cristina: ‘If She Did It, She Will Have To Pay For It’

  April 5, 2016 at 9:56 am by

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The Duke of Bragança spoke to the Spanish newspaper ‘El Espanol’ about the chances of a restauration of Portugal’s monarchy, about his friendship with the Infantas Pilar and Margarita and about his love for Spain. The chef of the Portuguese royal family also offered his thoughts about  the Infanta Cristina, who is facing charges of fraud. He also reveals that Ronald Reagan once suggested he should run for president and … Continue reading

Windsor Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse To Get £37Million Renovations

  April 5, 2016 at 8:33 am by

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A £37million renovation project will see numerous works undertaken at Windsor Castle in Berkshire and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. The funding comes entirely from the Royal Collection Trust. £27million will be spent on Windsor Castle, which will boast a new visitors centre and a learning centre for schoolchildren once the renovations are completed at the end of 2018. It will also receive its first visitor’s cafe, to be added … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – March 2016

  April 5, 2016 at 6:26 am by

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Here we go with the updates from our Royal Genealogy Threads, with the news from March 2016. Births: March has been a busy month for the Royal stork; it started on 2 March, visiting both the Courts of Sweden and Brunei. In Stockholm, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden gave birth to her second child and first son, Prince Oscar Carl Olof, who has been granted the title of Duke of … Continue reading

Haakon and Mette-Marit Host Dutch Monarchs On Wellness Boat

  April 5, 2016 at 5:39 am by

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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway were spotted yesterday in the town of Tromsø, in the north of Norway. The couple was in the company of the King and Queen of The Netherlands. The group boarded the wellness boat ‘Vulkana’ around 7 PM. According to the local newspaper iTromsø the visit is a private one. It is unknown how long the Dutch King and Queen will stay … Continue reading

Tax Authorities Will Investigate Infanta Pilar’s Offshore Firm

  April 5, 2016 at 5:35 am by

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A spokesperson of the Spanish tax authorities has announced that they have started an investigation into the firm that Infanta Pilar, sister of King Juan Carlos, has had for forty years in Panama. Yesterday it became clear that the princess is one of the names that has been mentioned in the ‘Panama papers’.  The papers show that hundreds politicians and celebrities have offshore accounts in Panama, possibly to evade taxes … Continue reading

The Mysterious Ending of Queen Juliana’s Half Brother

  April 5, 2016 at 4:02 am by

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Pim Lier, half brother of the late Queen Juliana, featured regularly in the Dutch news since his existance was discovered in 1979. In 1986 he made headlines again when he killed his wife Petra. The extramarital son of Prince Hendrik of the Netherlands and Mien Abbo-Wenneker spent most of his life in anonimity. Newspaper ‘De Telegraaf’ discovered that he died last year on April 9 at the age of 96. He … Continue reading

Portuguese And Brazilian Royals Remember Queen Maria I

  April 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm by

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Two weeks ago Portuguese and Brazilian royals gathered in Lisbon to remember Queen Maria I of Portugal, Brazil and The Algarves. On March 20th it was 200 years ago that the monarch died. The queen is known as Maria the Pious in Portugal and as Maria the Mad in Brazil. The latter being a reference to her mental detoriation. The Queen married her uncle prince Pedro of Portugal. After his … Continue reading

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