On This Day: Princess Patricia of Connaught is Born

  March 17, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Princess Patricia of Connaught, ca. 1908

Today marks the 130th anniversary of the birth of Princess Patricia of Connaught, one of Queen Victoria’s numerous granddaughters. Having been born on St Patrick’s Day in 1886, Patricia – or Patsy as she was known by her family – was the youngest of three children born to Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Princess Luise Margaret of Prussia and was one of the few British royals of the era to … Continue reading

Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel Attend Second Prince Friso Engineers Awards

  March 16, 2016 at 11:30 pm by

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Today, Wednesday March 16, Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the second edition of the Prince Friso Engineers Awards at the Inholland University of Applied Sciencies in Delft. The award this year went to Tim Horeman-Franse, a BioMechanical Engineering with a PhD-research at the BioMechEng and Gynaecology department of the TU-Delft and Leiden medical centre. He is currently Director of Operations and Technology at TU Delft spin-off Medi Loved BV and … Continue reading

Special Meetings In Romania

  March 16, 2016 at 2:54 pm by

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As previously reported, Crown Princess Margarita of Romania returned to Romania in order to cary out her duties as Custodian of the Crown, following the announcement that her father, King Mihai had transferred his duties to her following his recent health problems. During the last few days, the princess has met both the President of Romania and the Romanian Prime Minister. The purpose of both meetings was to discuss, amongst … Continue reading

A New Tiara for Crown Princess Mary

  March 16, 2016 at 2:24 pm by

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Yesterday evening tiaras came out in Copenhagen when Queen Margrethe hosted a festive dinner for Art and Culture. Crown Princess Mary used the occasion to wear a new diamond tiara for the first time. The diamond tiara obviously is an antique jewel, but the origins are unknown. It hasn’t been seen on a member of the royal family before, so it can be assumed that it was newly acquired for, … Continue reading

New Bulletin: King Mihai Released from Hospital

  March 16, 2016 at 6:31 am by

King Mihai of Romania

A bulletin on the health of 94-year-old King Mihai I of Romania was released yesterday, stating that the former monarch has been released from the Swiss hospital he has been in for the past 17 days. “The King’s general condition is stable. Considering the severity of the diagnosis [leukaemia], treatment and the recovery process will be length and will require close supervision,” the bulletin read. He will continue to be monitored … Continue reading

Spain’s King and Queen Visit Puerto Rico

  March 16, 2016 at 3:12 am by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia at the opening of the 7th International Congress on the Spanish Language in Puerto Rico; 15-03-2016

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia have travelled to Puerto Rico to attend the opening of the  7th International Congress of the Spanish Language, which began at the Convention Centre in Miramar yesterday. The couple were officially welcomed by the island’s Governor, Alejandro García Padilla, and his wife. King Felipe delivered a speech at the event, before he and Letizia – who was wearing a very smart pale pink skirt suit … Continue reading

Art & Culture Gala in Copenhagen Sees A Tiara Debut

  March 15, 2016 at 10:19 pm by

Crown Princess Mary debuts a new tiara at a gala for arts and culture; 15-03-2016

Queen Margrethe of Denmark may have been the host of this evening’s gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace for members of the art and culture community, but one of her daughters-in-law stole the show in a brand new diamond tiara. Crown Princess Mary opted to use the event for her new tiara’s debut, though it is not the first time the piece has been seen on the 44-year-old – she first … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla’s Balkan Tour: Day Two

  March 15, 2016 at 8:03 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in Croatia; 15-03-2016

On the second day of their visit to Croatia as part of their tour of the Balkans, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall met with a number of different segments of the community. They began their day in Tvrđa where they visited the Intangible Cultural Festival, touring the stalls selling produce and handmade goods. Charles and Camilla also watched several performances by traditional local folklore groups. Also on the … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Attend The ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2016

  March 15, 2016 at 5:38 pm by

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Today, Tuesday March 15, Princess Margriet along with Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien attended at the ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2016 at the Stadsschouwburg Theater in Amsterdam. The laureates of the eighth edition of the awards were: theatre-makers and community developers Krétakör from Budapest and citizen laboratory for digital culture Medialab-Prado Madrid. Krétakör is a contemporary art center and a production company and the artistic director is Árpád Schilling. Medialab-Prado is … Continue reading

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

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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

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