King Willem-Alexander Presents The Military Order Of William

  March 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm by

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Today, Tuesday March 15, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Maxima, handed out the Military Order of William to the special forces Commando Corps (KCT) in a ceremony held in the courtyard of the Parliament Building in The Hague. The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the Dutch Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert were present. Op het #Binnenhof krijgt het Korps Commandotroepen de Militaire Willems-Orde uitgereikt https://t.co/93WHkK3kBI pic.twitter.com/PL7nkENa4W … Continue reading

Princess Astrid Visits Indonesia, Meets with President

  March 15, 2016 at 2:26 pm by

Princess Astrid and President Joko Widodo of Indonesia

Belgium’s Princess Astrid is currently on an economic mission to Indonesia with a number of government ministers, and she has met with both the country’s President and Vice-President. On the second day of the visit, Astrid attended an “Best of Belgium” food and gastronomy event and also met with Vice-President Jusuf Kalla. Small country, great food! Belgian show cooking event #BEmissionIDN in Jakarta. pic.twitter.com/Vdvg4gSlQs — Belgium MFA (@BelgiumMFA) March 14, … Continue reading

Plum for Zara as Cheltenham Festival Kicks Off

  March 15, 2016 at 1:48 pm by

Zara Phillips on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival; 15-03-2016

Taking a look at the frocks donned by other racegoers at the opening day of this year’s Cheltenham Festival, one wouldn’t have been surprised if Zara Phillips decided to relive some of her more adventurous fashion years. But the 34-year-old was remarkably classic in a simple high-necked plum winter coat with zip detailing along the front, paired with black tights and a pair of black ankle-strap pumps. Atop her head sat a … Continue reading

Princess Caroline Of Hanover visits the ‘Duane Hanson’ Exhibition

  March 15, 2016 at 8:29 am by

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Princess Caroline of Hanover paid a visit to the’Duane Hanson’ exhibition at the ‘Nouveau Musée National de Monaco’ in Monaco. The royal was dressed down for the visit. The 59 year old toured the exhibition and got a briefing on the displays. Embed from Getty Images Princess Caroline of Hanover visits the ‘Duane Hanson’ exhibition on March 15, 2016. Duane Hanson (1925–96) is an American artist who created lifelike sculptures … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Arrive in Zagreb for Balkan Tour

  March 14, 2016 at 11:57 pm by

Charles and Camilla in Zagreb, on their first day of the Balkan tour

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall landed in Zagreb, Croatia today, beginning their six-day tour of the Balkans. President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and her husband Jakov Kitarović officially welcomed the visiting royals at Pantovčak, the Presidential Palace before they had an audience together. Prince Charles and President Grabar-Kitarović also inspected a guard of honour in the Palace courtyard. Later on in the day, Charles and Camilla – who was dressed in an … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cambridge Steps Out In Grey

  March 14, 2016 at 11:50 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in head to toe grey today when attending the Commonwealth Day Service that was held at Westminster Abbey. To the event, the Duchess wore an Erdem lace pattern coat from the designer’s Pre Fall 2015 collection. Catherine also wore a wide brimmed hat with a grey ribbon around the brim. This was a nice change to her usual headpiece choices. The hat was by 90-year-old … Continue reading

A Busy Day For Queen Máxima

  March 14, 2016 at 11:00 pm by

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This morning, Monday March 14, Her Majesty Queen Máxima attended the launch of the sixth edition of Money Week at the De Twaalfruiter elementary school in Vleuten. The motto of this year’s edition is “Learned when young is done when old.” During the event, the Queen participated in a few lectures and she taught children how to deal with money. Money Week 2016 started today and will last till March 18. It is an initiative … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, March 7-13

  March 14, 2016 at 11:37 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 March 19.

Royals, Nobles and Celebrities In Ivory Coast

  March 14, 2016 at 10:53 am by

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The Duke of Anjou and his wife the Duchess of Cadaval are in the Ivory Coast to visit a project of the ‘Children of Africa’ fund. The Duke posted several pictures on his Facebook page. They were not the only royals who visited the project: the socialite Princess Ira von Fürstenberg is also in Africa, as are Prince Edouard and Princess Isabella de Ligne de La Trémoïlle. The group was also … Continue reading

Drinking and Dining for Charity

  March 14, 2016 at 10:34 am by

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Princess Léa of Belgium, widow of Prince Alexandre, organised a charity dinner in Brussels city hall to raise money for her and her late husband’s foundation. The money that was raised during the dinner benifits a project of the  ‘Prince et Princesse Alexandre de Belgique’ foundation. The project will help the blind people of Belgium. The dinner wasn’t only attended by Princess Léa. Also present were Princess Maria Gabriella of … Continue reading

Duke of Parma Loses Legal Battle Against Son

  March 14, 2016 at 10:22 am by

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Minister Ard van der Steur (Justice) rejected the objection that the Duke of Parma filed. The duke wanted to prevent his illigitemate son, (Carlos) Hugo Klynstra, to be incorperated into the Dutch nobility with the title Prince de Bourbon de Parme. The duke can still go to the court of appeal to challenge the decision of the minister. Hugo Klynstra was born in 1997 to Prince Carlos Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, … Continue reading

Prince Nikolaos Contributes To Art Conference in Doha

  March 13, 2016 at 9:05 pm by

Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana at the exhibition in Doha

Greek Prince Nikolaos is showcasing some of his photography work at the Art for Tomorrow Conference in Doha, Qatar this weekend. He has been collaborating with Soundwall for the conference, using photographs he has taken of the natural environment in Greece and then using the technological process of printing on aluminium to add extra depth and sound to the pieces. Standing next to #Natsikap with the artist :-). Capturing #nature … Continue reading

Sarah Ferguson Pops Over to Mexico

  March 13, 2016 at 8:49 pm by

Sarah, Duchess of York during a gala in Mexico

Sarah, Duchess of York has spent some time in Mexico this past week, where she visited a local school in Acapulco and attended events surrounding the Formula E Championship. “They said ‘We may have nothing, but we have happy hearts.’ For me, they gave the world,” the Duchess captioned photos of her with the students and teachers at the school that was taken last Monday. They said 'we may have … Continue reading

Charity Concert Attended by Imperial Guests

  March 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm by

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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan attended a charity concert in support of the reconstruction of areas hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which struck Japan five years ago. The concert took place at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall in the district of Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, where their Imperial Majesties watched performances by students from the Fukushima Prefectural Asaka High School, Koryiyama City, together with pianist … Continue reading

Funeral of Prince Johann Georg in Sigmaringen

  March 12, 2016 at 5:19 pm by

The Prince's coffin lies in the Hedinger Kirche

The funeral service of Prince Johann Georg von Hohenzollern, who passed away on March 2, took place today privately at the Hedinger Kirche in Sigmaringen, Germany. Only family and close friends attended the service, with the Prince’s immediate family arriving via the church’s back entrance to avoid the eyes of the media gathered at the front. These included the King and Queen of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip, who arrived … Continue reading

From Evening Wear to Rubber Gloves: Willem-Alexander and Máxima Have Their Turn for NLdoet

  March 12, 2016 at 9:45 am by

Queen Maxima gets to grip with a pressure washer during NL Doet

Last night they were hosting a black-tie concert in Paris, today they were donning jeans and rubber gloves as they did their part for NLdoet. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima volunteered at a playground in  Alphen aan den Rijn this year. The pair eagerly got to work – Willem-Alexander carting wheelbarrows of sand to fill up a sandpit, Máxima cleaning up some of the play equipment (she even got to use … Continue reading

Prince Gabriel de Nassau Turns 10

  March 12, 2016 at 6:30 am by

Prince Gabriel de Nassau

Gabriel Michael Louis Ronny de Nassau was born on March 12, 2006 to parents Prince Louis of Luxembourg and Tessy Antony in Geneva, Switzerland. Gabriel de Nassau was not given a title when he born because his parents weren’t married. Gabriel de Nassau has a younger brother, Noah. On June 23, 2009 his grandfather, Grand Duke Henri, gave Gabriel and Noah the title Prince of Nassau and the style of … Continue reading

Emperor and Empress Remember 2011 Earthquake Victims

  March 12, 2016 at 5:33 am by

The Emperor and Empress at the memorial for the victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster

Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko yesterday attended a memorial service in Tokyo to remember the thousands of people who lost their lives in the 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, on the fifth anniversary of the disaster. A minute’s silence was observed at the moment – 2:46pm – that the earthquake hit in the Pacific Ocean, east of the Tōhoku region. “Many of the people affected by the disaster are … Continue reading

Crown Prince Haakon Passes Armed Forces Parachute Course

  March 12, 2016 at 1:44 am by

Crown Prince Haakon gives a thumbs up prior to a parachute jump

The Crown Prince of Norway is now a qualified military tactical skydiver, after completing a parachuting course with the Armed Forces Special Command. During the course held this week at Camp Rena, Haakon took part in a number of physical tests and training sessions, including both day and night jumps, to gather his qualification. The Armed Forces Special Command unit is a operational task force that carry out missions within national … Continue reading

Final Day of the Dutch State Visit to France

  March 11, 2016 at 10:32 pm by

Queen Maxima, President Hollande and King Willem-Alexander at the return dinner

The second and last day of the Dutch State Visit to France began today, Friday March 11, with a touching moment. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, visited the bar “Le Carillon”, one of the targets of the terrorist attacks that killed 130 people last November. The Royal Couple met the owner of the bar, an employee, local residents and aid workers … Continue reading

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