Félix and Claire to Wed in September

  April 23, 2013 at 11:50 am by

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The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Court yesterday announced that Prince Félix and his fiancée, Claire Lademacher, have set a wedding date – September 21. The couple’s religious wedding ceremony will take place on September 21, at the Sainte Marie-Madeleine de Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume Basilica in the south-east of France. The Grand Ducal Family spend summers close to the region. A civil wedding ceremony will take place four days prior, on September 17, in the … Continue reading

New Patronages for Catherine and Beatrice

  April 19, 2013 at 9:45 am by

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The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Beatrice of York have taken on new patronages this week. The Duchess of Cambridge has become Patron of three charities and organisations: Place2Be, SportsAid and the Natural History Museum. Place2Be, a Royal Patronage, is a charity which provides mental and emotional support for children aged 4 to 14 through a system of 175 schools throughout the United Kingdom. SportsAid provides grants to young able and … Continue reading

Guillaume & Stéphanie Visit the European Parliament

  April 18, 2013 at 8:53 am by

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The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg yesterday paid a visit to the seat of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his wife Stéphanie were invited to the Parliament by its President, Martin Schulz, who greeted the couple and showed them around the building. The couple signed the guest book to mark their visit, and were told of how the Parliament functions. A luncheon with … Continue reading

Who Wore It Better? Mary vs Mette-Marit

  April 17, 2013 at 11:28 am by

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Two future Queens chose to wear an H&M dress from the brand’s Conscious Collection recently see here. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark wore the dress for the return dinner of the state visit from Finland on April 5. Princess Mary matched the white dress with nude pumps, nude clutch and a simple up-do see here. Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway stepped out in the same dress two weeks later. She matched the … Continue reading

Norwegian Royals At “Ridderrenn” Ski Race

  April 16, 2013 at 12:02 pm by

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On Saturday April 13, 2013, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Märtha Louise participated in the 50th Ridderrenn skiing competition for visual impaired and disabled in Beitostølen. It is the world’s largest annual winter sports event for physically disabled people in which about 450 people from 14 nations took part this year. Princess Märtha Louise is patron of the race since 2006. Her grandfather, King Olav, opened the … Continue reading

Jordan’s King, the Emir of Qatar & UAE’s Crown Prince To Visit The United States

  April 14, 2013 at 5:22 am by

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It is a busy month for the President of the United States Barack Obama as he is scheduled to meet with a number of Middle Eastern leaders. On April 16, General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, will meet with President Obama according to the White House press secretary’s official statement which said, “The President looks forward to discussing with the Crown Prince the strong … Continue reading

March 2013 Picture of the Month Polls!

  April 13, 2013 at 6:57 am by

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

Is the Spanish Monarchy in Crisis?

  April 13, 2013 at 5:57 am by

(L-R) The Prince and Princess of Asturias, Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos

April 13th, 2013 Is the Spanish Monarchy in crisis? Many royal watchers are commenting on the current Annus horribilis of the Spanish Borbóns, and 2012 was not a good year either. The current ongoing investigation surrounding Iñaki Urdangarin in an alleged corruption scandal saw his wife, Infanta Cristina, being formally named as a suspect in the case. The fact that a Spanish Infanta has to appear in court has damaged … Continue reading

Mohammed & AlJalila Launch AlJalila Foundation

  April 9, 2013 at 11:24 am by

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and his daughter, Sheikha Al Jalila launched the “Al Jalila Foundation”. The ceremony was heldat the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre in Dubai Healthcare City in Dubai. The the Al Jalila Foundation is a non profitable organization which aims to promote the UAE as a centre of excellence in medical … Continue reading

Infanta Cristina to Face Court in Corruption Inquiry

  April 3, 2013 at 10:34 pm by

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April 3rd, 2013 Infanta Cristina of Spain has been summoned by a judge to appear in court in Palma de Mallorca on the 27th of April. Her husband Iñaki Urdangarin is at the centre of a corruption scandal over allegations regarding the misappropriation of several millions euros of public funds when he was head of the non-profit Noos Institute. Iñaki Urdangarin has so far appeared twice before the Balearic Court, … Continue reading

Spanish Royal Family attend Easter Sunday Mass

  April 1, 2013 at 5:36 am by

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March 31st, 2013 – Palma de Mallorca Members of the Spanish Royal Family attended the traditional Easter Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Palma de Mallorca. Present this year were Queen Sofia, the Prince and Princess of Asturias along with their two daughters Infantas Leonor and Sofia, and Infanta Elena. King Juan Carlos did not travel to the Balearic capital this Easter as he is still in … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – March 2013

  April 1, 2013 at 12:01 am by

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This is the monthly blog entry with news from the Royal genealogy threads. This time it’s a blog entry with news from March 2013. As always, a big thank you goes out to the contributors of the Genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies Prince Michal and Princess Katarzyna Radziwill had a daughter, Georgia, on 6 March. Princess Georgia has 2 halfbrothers, Princes Pawel and Szymon, and a halfsister, Princess Julia. … Continue reading

February 2013 Picture of the Month Poll Winners

  March 31, 2013 at 5:19 am by

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Announcing the winners of the February 2013 Picture of the Month Polls: February 2013 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place Tie: Sweden Second Place Tie: The Netherlands Third Place Tie: Denmark & Great Britain Current Monarchs’ Engagement Pictures (February 2013 Informal Poll): First Place Tie: Great Britain Second Place Tie: Norway Third Place Tie: Denmark Congratulations to all winning teams!

UAE President to Pay State Visit to the United Kingdom

  March 28, 2013 at 10:07 pm by

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The President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will begin a state visit to the United Kingdom on April 30, 2013 after accepting the invitation from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The visit was announced by Buckingham Palace and the Ministry of Presidential Affairs of the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister for Foreign Affairs, said “The State … Continue reading

Princess Máxima in Rome

  March 28, 2013 at 2:27 am by

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As the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Princess Máxima was in Rome for a two-day visit to meet members of three UN Food International Organizations: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) last week. On March 21, in the headquarters of IFAD, the Princess attended an event titled “Inclusive Finance, Challenges and Opportunities: The … Continue reading

Spanish Royal Family Hosts Dinner In Honor Of IOC Evaluation Commission

  March 25, 2013 at 6:01 pm by

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Her Majesty Queen Sofia and members of the Spanish Royal Family presided over a gala dinner in honour of the IOC Evaluation Commission at the Palacio Real in Madrid on Wednesday, March 20th. The Queen was accompanied by TRH The Prince and Princess of Asturias and the Infantas Elena and Pilar of Spain. The IOC are in Spain this week to discuss Madrid’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. Prior … Continue reading

Princess Iman Weds Zaid Mirza

  March 25, 2013 at 2:52 pm by

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The Royal Court in Jordan announced on Friday the marriage of HRH Princess Iman bint Al Hussein to her fiance, Mr Zaid Azmi Mirza. The couple, who got engaged last December, tied the knot in a private ceremony (Nikah) held at the Bab Al-Salam Palace in Amman. It was followed by a wedding reception which was attended by King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, the bride’s mother Queen Noor, along … Continue reading

What The Monaco Royals Wore To The Rose Ball

  March 25, 2013 at 5:21 am by

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The most anticipated event in Monaco, the ‘Bal De La Rose Du Rocher’ that raises charity for the Fondation Princesse Grace and attended by the Royals of the small Principality of Monaco, took place this weekend. Charlene, Princess of Monaco choose a Ralph Lauren dress in creamy/white that was matched with a biker jacket see here. To complete the look, Charlene accessorized on the neck as a necklace and on the … Continue reading

Monaco’s Rose Ball 2013

  March 25, 2013 at 5:13 am by

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Members of Monaco’s Princely Family attended the annual Monaco Rose Ball at the Salle des Etoiles on Saturday March 23rd. The charity ball, which is in aid of the Princess Grace Foundation, is a March highlight for avid royal watchers. The Princess of Hanover is the president of the Foundation. Attending the gala ball this year were Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, the Princess of Hanover and Charlotte Casiraghi … Continue reading

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

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