Annual Dutch Winter Photo Session in Lech

  February 26, 2018 at 3:30 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family in Lech

The annual Lech photo session of the Dutch Royal Family took place today, Monday February 26, with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with their three daughters: Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane. Despite the freezing cold temperature, minus 21 degrees!, the royal family posed for the photo opportunity in the presence of Dutch and foreign media gathered at the mountain station of the Rüfikopf, 2350 meters above sea level, … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen Attend the Krakelingenstoet Festival

  February 26, 2018 at 6:26 am by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

Yesterday, Sunday February 25, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of The Belgians were present at the Krakelingenstoet Festival in Geraardsbergen, a municipality in the southern part of the Belgian province of East Flanders. The festival consists of a historic folkloristic procession with approximately 1,000 participants that highlights centuries of history of Geraardsbergen. The 2018 edition of the Krakelingenstoet Festival marks the 950th anniversary of the charter of liberty of the … Continue reading

A Son For Prince Philip and Princess Danica of Yugoslavia

  February 26, 2018 at 4:52 am by

Prince Philip and Princess Danica of Yugoslavia

For the first time in 90 years, a baby Prince has been born on Serbian soil: Princess Danica, wife of Prince Philip, gave birth to the couple’s first child on Sunday February 25th. The newborn, born at 10:30am, has been named Stefan. Both mother and baby are doing well, according to the Royal Court. To mark the birth, Patriarch Irinej of Serbia allowed the bells of the St Sava Temple … Continue reading

Hereditary Princess Ekaterina Gives Birth To A Daughter

  February 26, 2018 at 2:14 am by

Hereditary Prince Ernst August, Hereditary Princess Ekaterina and their newborn daughter Elisabeth

It was announced over the weekend that Hereditary Prince Ernst August and Hereditary Princess Ekaterina of Hanover welcomed their first child last week. Princess Elisabeth was born at Hanover’s Henriettenstift Hospital on Thursday February 22nd. “Along with my whole family, I am very happy and thankful for a safe birth,” the new father said in a statement. Ernst August and Ekaterina were married last July, and recently moved back to Hanover … Continue reading

Happy Sixth Birthday, Princess Estelle!

  February 23, 2018 at 10:45 am by

Princess Estelle of Sweden

On February 23rd, Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland celebrated her sixth birthday. A series of photographs were taken by photographer Erika Gerdemark at Haga Palace, the home of Crown Princess Victoria and her family. Estelle’s younger brother Oscar was also seen in one of the photos, sharing her birthday cake. Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary was born on February 23, 2012 at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm. She is the … Continue reading

Queen Maxima’s Working Visit in The Hague

  February 22, 2018 at 7:21 pm by

Queen Maxima

On Thursday February 22nd, Queen Maxima paid a working visit to the organization Schuldenlab070 in The Hague. Schuldenlab070, founded in July 2016 by the Municipality of The Hague and the inclusive platform Society Impact Foundation, aims to “find innovative solutions in order to help the households who are facing poverty and debt problems in The Hague”. The organization works in cooperation with 25 partners, including ING, Eneco, CZ, ADG Dienstengroep, AEGON, Rabobank, … Continue reading

An Engagement in Monaco! Louis Ducruet To Wed Marie Chevallier

  February 21, 2018 at 8:01 am by

Louis Ducruet and Marie Chevallier

Happy news out of Monaco this morning, as Princess Stéphanie confirms the engagement of her son, Louis Ducruet, to his long-time girlfriend Marie Chevallier. The Princess made the announcement via the Princely Palace, saying she was “pleased” with the news. The couple is currently travelling through Vietnam. Louis, 25, is the only son of Princess Stephanie and her first husband, Daniel Ducruet. He is currently 12th in line to the Monegasque throne.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Attend The BAFTAs

  February 18, 2018 at 7:45 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

On February 18, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the BAFTA award ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall. The Duke is President of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a green Jenny Packham evening gown, with a black sash and accessories, which the media speculated was in support of the TimesUp movement against sexual assault in the film industry. However, the Duke … Continue reading

Prince Henrik’s Casket Transferred to Amalienborg

  February 15, 2018 at 8:07 am by

Prince Henrik's casket is transferred from Fredensborg Palace to Amalienborg in Copenhagen

At 10am this morning, local time, a hearse carrying the casket of the late Prince Henrik of Denmark – who died Tuesday evening at the age of 83 – left Fredensborg Palace to transport the late Prince to Copenhagen ahead of his funeral next week. Making up the cortege were three crown cars, carrying Prince Henrik’s immediate family: wife Queen Margrethe II, sons Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim, daughters-in-law … Continue reading

Princess Ariane Breaks Wrist During Skating Accident

  February 15, 2018 at 7:26 am by

Princess Ariane of The Netherlands

The RVD released a statement this morning saying that Princess Ariane, the ten-year-old daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, has suffered a broken wrist. The injury occurred on Sunday when the Princess was out skating, and was confirmed during a hospital visit on Thursday morning. Ariane has been fitted with a plaster cast, which she will need to wear for three weeks. Her doctor has said she will “probably” … Continue reading

Be My Valentine: Sweden’s Little Royals Celebrate Valentine’s Day

  February 14, 2018 at 8:18 am by

Prince Nicolas and Princess Leonore

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Princess Madeleine of Sweden posted a new photo of her two children, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas, on her Facebook page this morning. The pair are shown posing in front of a banner that reads ‘Be My Valentine’ surrounded by love hearts, with Leonore holding a mask of pink, red and white flowers and Nicolas donning white love heart sunglasses. Leonore and Nicolas will be joined … Continue reading

Funeral Details of Prince Henrik Announced

  February 14, 2018 at 7:08 am by

Monogram of Prince Henrik of Denmark

At a press briefing this morning in Copenhagen, the Danish Royal Court announced that Prince Henrik’s funeral service will take place on Tuesday February 20 at the Christiansborg Slotskirke. The funeral service will begin at 11am, and by attended only by close family and friends. It will not be a state funeral. Prince Henrik’s body will be transported from Fredensborg Palace to Amalienborg on Thursday morning, with members of his … Continue reading

Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark: An Obituary

  February 14, 2018 at 4:00 am by

Prince Henrik of Denmark

It cannot be said that the life of Prince Henrik, Denmark’s Prince Consort, was uninteresting: he spent his childhood in Vietnam, worked for the French Foreign Ministry before marrying the heir to the Danish throne, is a published poet, and made headlines for his comments on his title and status within the Danish Royal Family. The Prince died on February 13 at the age of 83. Born on June 11, 1934 in … Continue reading

Prince Henrik of Denmark Has Died, Aged 83

  February 14, 2018 at 3:19 am by

Prince Henrik of Denmark

The Danish Royal Court has made the sad announcement that Prince Henrik, husband of Queen Margrethe II, has passed away at the age of 83. “His Royal Highness Prince Henrik died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday 13 February at 11.18pm, at Fredensborg Palace. Her Majesty the Queen and their two sons were at his side,” the statement read. The Prince, who was diagnosed with dementia in September 2017, has been in … Continue reading

First Female Black Rod Appointed By Queen Elizabeth II

  February 13, 2018 at 5:05 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

At Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II presented the first female Black Rod with her ceremonial staff during an official audience. Sarah Clarke, a former championships director at the All-England Lawn Tennis Club, was appointed Lady Usher of the Black Rod in November by a special selection panel. She is the first female to hold the position in the Black Rod’s 650-year history. The Black Rod is responsible for … Continue reading

Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Visit Edinburgh

  February 13, 2018 at 4:33 pm by

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Edinburgh

On February 13th, Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle visited Edinburgh on their first visit together to Scotland. Their visit started at Edinburgh Castle, where they greeted well wishers in the crowds and met Cruachan, the Shetland pony mascot of The Royal Regiment of Scotland. They then joined Sargent Dave Beverage for the one o’clock gun salute. The couple then visited an enterprise cafe, Social Bite, where they spoke to founders Josh … Continue reading

Queen Máxima in Indonesia: February 11-13

  February 13, 2018 at 4:14 pm by

Queen Maxima with President Widodo of Indonesia

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima arrived in Jakarta, the capital of the Republic of Indonesia, on the evening of Sunday February 11 for a two-day visit. On Monday February 12, the first day of her visit, the Queen was in Bandar Lampung, capital of the province of Lampung, in the southern of Sumatra island. Upon her arrival, Queen … Continue reading

Prince Henrik Transferred From Hospital, Now At Fredensborg Palace

  February 13, 2018 at 8:35 am by

Prince Henrik of Denmark celebrates his 80th birthday in France; 11-06-2014

A bulletin from the Danish Royal Court this morning has announced that Prince Henrik has been transferred from Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet to Fredensborg Palace. The Palace is “where the Prince wishes to spend what remains of his life”, according to the statement. His condition remains serious. The 83-year-old Prince was admitted to hospital on January 28th, upon his return from an Egyptian holiday, with the Court announcing on February 2nd that a benign tumour had … Continue reading

“Means So Much”: Meghan’s Secret Visits To Grenfell Tower Victims

  February 12, 2018 at 6:03 pm by

Meghan Markle

In an exclusive report on Monday, The Mirror has revealed secret trips Meghan Markle has made to meet victims of last June’s Grenfell Tower inferno. Meghan has visited the Al Manaar community mosque, which in the aftermath of the inferno has became a central support point for residents of the Tower, twice in recent months, meeting with survivors. She was accompanied by a royal aide and a royal protection officer. A community leader said that … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Present National Innovation and Design Awards

  February 12, 2018 at 5:16 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

On Monday at the Teatro del Bosque in Madrid, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain presented the 2017 edition of the National Innovation and Design Awards. The awards are run by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, to recognise Spanish “companies and professionals who have excelled during their exemplary carriers in the field of design or innovation”, with the essential factor of “increasing competitiveness and economic performance, as … Continue reading

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