On August 4, a ceremony to commemorate the start of the First World War was held at St. Symphorien, near Mons in Belgium. The event was attended by the King and Queen of the Belgians, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the King of Spain, the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, as well as the Presidents of France and Germany. During the event, King Philippe, Prince William, President Hollande and … Continue reading
Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène of Monaco presided over the 2014 Monaco Red Cross Ball on August 1st. The gala ball is a summer highlight of the Monegasque Princely Family and took place at Monaco’s Sporting Club Salle des Etoiles. The star-studded charitable event raises funds for the Principality of Monaco’s Red Cross fund and was founded in 1948 by the late Prince Rainier III. A radiant Princess Charlène … Continue reading
Announcing the winners of the June 2014 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: June 2014 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Spain Second Place: Belgium Third Place: Sweden Royals in Traditional Dress (June 2014 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: Sweden Second Place: Spain, Jordan Third Place: Morocco, Norway Congratulations to all winning teams!
On August 3, Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson celebrated her seventy first birthday. Princess Christina of Sweden was born on August 3, 1943 at Haga Palace in Stockholm. She is the fourth child of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and his wife, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. She has four siblings: Princess Margaretha (born in 1934), Princess Birgitta (born in 1937), Princess Désirée (born in 1938) and King Carl XVI Gustaf … Continue reading
The Duke and Duchess of Vendôme have welcomed their third child, a daughter named Louise-Marguerite. The infant was born on July 30 in Poissy, and has the full name Louise-Marguerite Eléonore Marie. She joins older brother Prince Gaston and older sister Princess Antoinette, who “are very eager to include their little sister in their games.” Prince Jean and Princess Philomena were married in May 2009.
Princess Charlène of Monaco’s Irish ancestry was revealed yesterday. The Princess accompanied by her husband, Prince Albert II, was presented with a Certificate of Irish Heritage by the Irish Ambassador to France yesterday at a reception at the Princes Palace of Monaco. The certificate is official recognition by the Irish Government for people with Irish ancestry. The Princess’s Fagan ancestors were a very successful family in the city of Dublin in the 16th-17th centuries. Of … Continue reading
Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Grandee of Spain, Dowager Viscountess de la Torre turned 78 years old on July 30. The Infanta is the elder sister of King Juan Carlos of Spain, and also has a younger sister, Infanta Margarita. She is thus a paternal aunt of the current Spanish King, Felipe VI. Infanta Pilar was born in Cannes, France in 1936 during the exile of the Spanish … Continue reading
The Princess of Monaco was yesterday presented with the Order of the Star of Italy during a reception at the Italian Embassy in Monaco. Accompanied by her husband, Prince Albert II, Princess Charlène received the honour – in its highest category, Knight Grand Cross – from the Italian Ambassador to Monaco, Antonio Morabito. The honour was awarded to the Princess on the command of Italy’s President, Giorgi Napolitano. It is … Continue reading
The Earl and Countess of Wessex, along with their children Louise and James, as well as the Princess Royal, Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are so far the royals that have watched different sporting events in connection with the twentieth Commonwealth Games, which are being held in Glasgow, Scotland. The Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children firstly watched the Scotland vs. New Zealand … Continue reading
The twentieth edition of the Commonwealth Games were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II last night, at Celtic Park in Glasgow. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Queen was guest of honour at the opening ceremony, which featured performances by Sir Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle, lots of kilts and plaid, an inflatable … Continue reading
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were yesterday present for a solemn service at Eindhoven Airbase, as the first bodies of victims of last week’s Malaysia Airlines plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands. Representatives of the ten nations which lost citizens in the incident were also present to receive the 40 coffins upon their arrival from the Ukraine on Dutch and Australian military planes. Prince Laurent of Belgium was sent to … Continue reading
Princess Alexandra of Hanover turned 15 years of age on July 20th. The Princess is the only daughter of Ernst August, Prince of Hanover and Caroline, Hereditary Princess of Monaco. Princess Alexandra was born in Vöcklabruck, Austria in 1999. The infant Princess was baptised with the names Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virginia in a Lutheran ceremony in September 1999. Her godparents included her half-sister, Charlotte Casiraghi, and her father’s sister … Continue reading
FEI President Princess Haya has been awarded the Prize of the City of Aachen on Sunday July 20th. Princess Haya received the award in recognition of her commitment to equestrian sport. She received the award from the City of Aachen Major of the City of Aachen Marcel Philipp in a ceremony in the held in the main arena at the Aachen CHIO, Germany. “This award means a great deal to … Continue reading
On July 22, Prince George celebrated his first birthday. To celebrate, a party was held at Kensington Palace. The little Prince was born on July 22, 2013 in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, England. He is the first son and child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife, Catherine (better known as Kate). He was christened on October 23, 2013 at St. James’s Palace. … Continue reading
His Excellency, Don Felipe Juan de Marichalar y Borbón celebrated his 16th birthday on July 17th. Born in 1998, he is the eldest son of Infanta Elena of Spain and Don Jaime de Marichalar and is currently fourth in the Line of succession to the Spanish Throne. Don Felipe Juan was baptised in October 1998 and was named in honour of his uncle King Felipe and great grandfather, Infante Juan Count of … Continue reading
The Belgian Royal Family celebrated National Day this past days. The celebrations started on Sunday July 20 when King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire attended the concert “Prelude to National Day” which took plac at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels hosted by the Queen Elizabeth and the National Orchestra of Belgium. Later on, the King and the Queen were … Continue reading
In her capacity as a special advocate of the UN Secretary-General for inclusive finance for development and as honorary chairman of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, Queen Maxima visited France and Turkey. On Wednesday July 9, The Queen gave a speech at a meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Mr. Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, experts from finance and education public authorities, government … Continue reading
The Swedish Royal Family celebrated Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday by attending the annual Victoriadagen (Victoria Day) celebrations in Borgholm on July 14. Sofia Hellqvist, who is newly engaged to Prince Carl Philip, also attended the evening concert. Crown Princess Victoria was born on 14 July 1977 at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna. She is the eldest child and daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Silvia. She has two … Continue reading
Please vote in the June 2014 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royals in Traditional Dress. The polls will remain open until 30 July 2014. Good Luck to all the participating teams!
The King and Queen of the Belgians and their four children today participated in a photo session at the Sealife National Marine Park in Blankenberge. During their visit, in which Dutch was the main language spoken, the family first spent time at Expedition Turtle, where a number of different turtle species are on display. Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore then were shown by carers how to prepare … Continue reading