On October 5, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria died at his farm La Toledana in Retuerta del Bullaque, near the city of Ciudad Real, at the age of 77 after a long neurological illness and a stroke in 2012. He was one of two claimants to the headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Born in Switzerland in 1938, Carlos was the only son of Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria (himself … Continue reading
On Saturday evening, Princess Lalla Salma hosted a gala dinner to celebrate the tenth anniversary of her cancer foundation, the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. The gala had the theme of ‘solidarity and sharing’ with the aim of raising funds to build an oncology centre in Béni Mellal, a city in the centre of the country at the base of Mount Tassemit, as well as an oncology centre in Laayoune in Western … Continue reading
Belgium’s Prince Emmanuel today celebrates his tenth birthday. The young Prince is the third child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, and was born at Anderlecht’s Erasmus Hospital. He was born during the 2005 royal baby boom, when five of Europe’s Crown Princesses all gave birth within a six-month period. Emmanuel currently attends the Eureka School, which specialises in educating people with learning difficulties. He is third in line for the throne, … Continue reading
The Danish Crown Prince and Princess tonight awarded the 2015 edition of their culture prize, during a ceremony at the Culture Yard in Helsingør. Frederik and Mary took to the stage to deliver speeches during the evening, which included musical performances by a number of local musicians, to present four awards. The ‘Social’ prize went to the Danish Refugee Council program Mind Your Own Business, which helps minority youth boys to “strengthen their … Continue reading
All the benefits of a home-ground advantage couldn’t help the English rugby team tonight, as they went down 13-33 to Australia. An enthusiastic Prince Harry was in the stands at Twickenham Stadium for the match. Harry, proudly wearing an English rugby jersey, cheered and responded to on-field happenings like every other Englishman in the crowd – fist-pumping when things went well, throwing his hands up exasperated when they didn’t before … Continue reading
In preparation for their upcoming State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima attended today, Thursday October 1st, the meeting “China in The Netherlands” organized by the University of Leiden where the event took place. View image | gettyimages.com At their arrival at the University, the Royal Couple were welcomed by Carel Stolker, Rector Magnificus and President of the Executive Board … Continue reading
Queen Letizia of Spain looked elegant in a dark red figure hugging dress during her visit to the Javier Garcia Tellez secondary school for the opening of their vocational training course in Caceres. Upon arrival, Queen Letizia took the time to greet people who lined up to see her and took a few pictures with them. She then took a tour of the course and met with the teachers and … Continue reading
Prince Friedrich Wilhem of Prussia, the paternal uncle of the current head of the House of Hohenzollern, Georg Friedrich, has passed away at the age of 76, his family confirmed earlier today. He died on Tuesday in Berlin following a long illness. The Prince, born in February 1939, was the eldest son of Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia and his wife, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia. The last German … Continue reading
Having a long-standing relationship with Walking with the Wounded, Prince Harry today made good on his promise to join the charity’s latest expedition, a 1,000mile trek across the UK, for a portion of the walk. The Prince took part in the 17mile stretch from Church Stretton to Ludlow in Shropshire. Harry trekked alongside six wounded veterans, four British and two American. They stopped at Stokesay Castle, where the Prince spent some time with … Continue reading
Yesterday, Tuesday September 29, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the redactions of L’Echo and De Tijd, two daily newspapers published by the Mediafin Media Group, a Belgian company established in 2005. L’Echo is a business newspaper published in French while De Tijd is a business and economics newspaper published in Dutch. View image | gettyimages.com At their arrival, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Dirk Velghe, … Continue reading
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent three days in New York from September 27 to 29 on a working visit at the United Nations. The Royal Couple was accompanied by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of the Environment Wilma Mansveld, the Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb, and the Prime Minister of Aruba, Mike Emen. On … Continue reading
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia attended tonight the Hela Sverige skramlar concert. The Hela Sverige skramlar concert revenues goes to the UN refugee agency UNHCR. Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia arrived holding hands and were seen sitting next to each other during the concert. Upon arrival, the Prince was asked if they had helped the refugee crisis and he responded to “We have contributed”.
Queen Letizia and her mother-in-law, Queen Sofia, attended a joint with the Foundation Against Drug Addiction at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. The two Queens sat next to each other during the meeting. View image | gettyimages.com They met with the communication media of FAD, a drug awareness organisation of which Sofia is honorary president. Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia also posed with their guests.
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Her Majesty Queen Rania has spoken at the Global Citizen Festival in New York. The event aims to get people aware and more active in helping reduce poverty and inequality around the world. Her Majesty said “We extend the hand of humanity to those who are risking their lives in search of peace, safety, and security”. She added “We call on leaders to honor their obligations towards refugees and to … Continue reading
The daggers were thrown at Twickenham Stadium this evening, as Prince William and Prince Harry were in the crowd as Wales took out a nail-bitting 28-25 win over England in their pool match of the Rugby World Cup. Prince William, who is the Vice Royal Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, and his wife Kate leapt to their feet and cheered as Wales scored a penalty in the final minutes of … Continue reading
The Orange-Nassaus were out in force this evening, attending a concert at the Royal Theatre Carré that brought to a conclusion the celebrations that have been taking place over the past two years to mark the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were joined by Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, Princess Mabel, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, Prince Bernhard … Continue reading
The Duke and Duchess of Rothesy, as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are known as whilst in Scotland, today attended a service commemorating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Loos, one of the largest British battles of World War One. Dundee’s City Square was transformed into a ‘cathedral’ of sorts, for a service attended by over 1,000 people, including veterans, current servicemen and politicians. … Continue reading
The Duchess of Cambridge this morning paid a visit to HM Prison Send in Surrey, where she met with inmates and ex-prisoners who have received aid from the Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust. Dressed in an ivory and grey tweed dress from The Fold, Kate spent around two hours at the prison, hearing from ex-prisoners about how RAPt’s 12-step drug and alcohol program helped them to beat their addictions and live a … Continue reading
Several royals have attended the ‘ThankYou’ gala held by the World Childhood Foundation at the Plaza Hotel last night. Queen Silvia, who founded the organisation in 1999, was the star of the show, presenting Jordan’s Queen Rania with the inaugural ‘ThankYou’ award during the event. Rania, dressed in a pair of black bell-bottomed formal trousers and a white and black lace blouse, was recognised for her tireless work ensuring “her home country … Continue reading