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

Belgian Royals On Skiing Vacation In Verbier

  February 12, 2018 at 1:56 pm by

The Belgian Royal Family

The King and Queen of the Belgians are currently on their annual winter vacation with their four children in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier. Donning a mix of black and bright coloured ski clothing, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde posed for photos Monday with Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore on the slopes, before treating photographers to a quick ski session.

Mass for Prince François in Paris

  February 12, 2018 at 6:19 am by

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On Sunday February 11, a mass for Prince François at the church of St. Francis Xavier in Paris, France. The mass was attended by members of the House of Orléans, as well as the Duchess of Württemberg and Princess Marie of Liechtenstein. The Count of Paris, Prince François’s father, was the only member of the family who was absent from the mass. Prince François was the oldest son of the … Continue reading

New Details Announced For Harry and Meghan’s Windsor Wedding

  February 12, 2018 at 5:54 am by

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Further details have been announced today by Kensington Palace for the May 19 nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The couple’s wedding ceremony, held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, will begin at noon conducted by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will then officiate the vows. Following the ceremony, the bridge and groom will take part in a carriage procession from the Chapel … Continue reading

The Royals in PyeongChang: Opening Weekend

  February 11, 2018 at 10:00 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander

Following Friday night’s opening ceremony, the XXIII Olympic Winter Games kicked in to high gear over the weekend, with the first medals awarded and dozens of events held across PyeongChang and neighbouring Gangneung. Amongst the thousands of spectators were royals from the Netherlands, Monaco, Luxembourg and the UK. King Willem-Alexander, an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee, and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands were on hand on Saturday to congratulate three … Continue reading

Last Day in Ghana for Queen Mathilde

  February 9, 2018 at 10:53 pm by

Queen Mathilde in Ghana

Queen Mathilde started her third and last day in Ghana today, Friday February 9, with a visit at the Promush Mushroom Project. The project, launched in 2017, aims to “to improve and sustain income of mushroom farmers in the community” but also to implement employment for about 5,500 youth, especially persons with disabilities. The project was established with the help of the European Union – who donated 660,000 Euros – and … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Death of Princess Margaret

  February 9, 2018 at 6:00 am by

Princess Margaret

February 9, 2002: Members of the public read the announcement hanging on the gates of Buckingham Palace that Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, had died earlier that morning at the age of 71. The Princess had suffered a stroke and died at 6:30am, local time, at King Edward VII Hospital in London.

Health of Prince Henrik “Greatly Worsened”

  February 9, 2018 at 5:15 am by

Prince Henrik of Denmark

An announcement from the Danish Royal Court this morning has said that Prince Henrik’s health is “greatly worsened”. The Prince, who is 83, has been at Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet since January 28th, when he returned to Denmark from Egypt for medical treatment. On February 2nd, the Court announced that a benign tumour had been found in the Prince’s lung, and he was being treated for a lung infection. Crown Prince Frederik is … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde’s Working Visit to Ghana – Day Two

  February 8, 2018 at 8:23 pm by

Queen Mathilde in Ghana

Queen Mathilde started the second day of her working visit in Ghana today, Thursday February 8, by paying a visit to the Teshie Presby High School along with the Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. This school, thanks to the help of the Belgian community living in Ghana, provides their students an E-learning laboratory with 150 desktop computers. Teshie Presby High school: session live dans #Televic e-lab #SDGs #GlobalGoals #éducation #innovation @Unicorne_Siona … Continue reading

Dutch Working Visit to China – Last Day

  February 8, 2018 at 12:06 pm by

Queen Maxima

Today, Thursday February 8, Dutch Queen Máxima completed the working visit to China on her own while King Willem-Alexander was on his way to PyeongChang, South Korea, where tomorrow he will attend the opening of the Winter Olympics as an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Queen started her last day in China with a roundatable at the Dutch Embassy focused on Green Finance. Topics discussed were … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde’s Working Visit to Ghana Begins

  February 8, 2018 at 9:52 am by

Queen Mathilde

As an Advocate for the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, yesterday Wednesday February 7, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of The Belgians started a three-day working visit to Ghana along with Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Development Cooperation. Upon her arrival at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, the capital of Ghana, the Queen was welcomed by the country’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mohammed Tijani … Continue reading

Dutch Working Visit to China Begins

  February 7, 2018 at 5:07 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander in China

At the invitation of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima of The Netherlands started today, Wednesday February 7, a two-day working visit to China along with Halbe Zijlstra, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Upon their arrival at the Beijing Capital International Airport, the Royal Couple was welcomed by the Chinese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Later the King and the Queen were received by … Continue reading

Princess Benedikte Opens “Reisen Hamburg” Fair

  February 7, 2018 at 3:06 pm by

Princess Benedikte

The “Reisen Hamburg” trade fair had a royal visitor on Wednesday, its opening day, as Princess Benedikte of Denmark dropped in to open the fair. Wearing a navy blue checked jacket (with matching hat!), the Princess toured the fair, which this year has over 850 exhibitors presenting their travel experiences for destinations across Germany and the globe. Princess Benedikte opened the fair because Denmark is the fair’s partner country for … Continue reading

32m Underground: Charles and Camilla Open New London Power Tunnels

  February 7, 2018 at 2:50 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were charged with officially opening the London Power Tunnels project of the National Grid UK on Wednesday, at the Highbury sub-station in London. Ahead of the opening – where Charles and Camilla pushed the large red button with Snap’s I’ve Got The Power playing in the background – the Prince donned a fluro orange hi-vis jacket and hard hat, and headed 32km underground … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine To Give Birth In Sweden

  February 7, 2018 at 10:34 am by

Princess Madeleine

The Swedish Royal Court issued a statement this morning announcing that Princess Madeleine will give birth to her third child in Sweden. In preparation for the expected March birth, the Princess and her family – husband Christopher O’Neill and their two children, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas – will arrived mid-February in Stockholm. The Court confirmed that “all hospital care costs associated with the birth of their third child will be … Continue reading

Prince Hamzah and Princess Basma Welcome Fourth Daughter Together

  February 7, 2018 at 10:18 am by

Prince Hamzah and Princess Basma on their wedding day

On Wednesday February 7th, Jordan’s Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein and his second wife Princess Basma welcomed their fourth child together, a daughter named Nafisa. “God have mercy on you, my dear father, and thank God who gave me today my daughter Nafisa,” the new father posted on his Twitter account this morning. The baby was born on the anniversary of her paternal grandfather, King Hussein’s, death. Queen Noor also posted … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Present Gold Medals of Merit For The Fine Arts

  February 6, 2018 at 2:33 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

The King and Queen of Spain were in Malaga on Tuesday, where they presented the 2016 Gold Medals of Merit for The Fine Arts during a ceremony at the Centre Pompidou de Málaga. The medals, awarded on the recommendation of the Minister of Education, Sports, and Culture, are designed to honour individuals and groups who have “excelled int he field of artistic creation” or “promoting the teaching, development and dissemination of … Continue reading

Japan’s Princess Mako Postpones Wedding Until “At Least 2020”

  February 6, 2018 at 10:00 am by

Princess Mako and her fiance

The Imperial Household Agency issued a statement on Tuesday announcing that the wedding of Princess Mako of Akishino and Kei Komuro has been postponed “until at least 2020”. “Lack of preparation” was cited by an IHA spokesperson, Takaharu Kaji, as the reason for the postponement – Princess Mako and Mr Komuro had been scheduled to become formally engaged on March 4th, with their wedding ceremony to take place in November. A statement … Continue reading

Queen Jetsun Pema Inaugurates National Veterinary Hospital

  February 5, 2018 at 4:32 pm by

Queen Jetsun Pema

The Queen of Bhutan inaugurated the new National Veterinary Hospital in Motithang on Monday. Joined by Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and Jaideep Sarkar, the Indian Ambassador to Bhutan, Queen Jetsun Pema was shown around the new three-storey facility, which will be able to better serve the increased needs of the animal population. The Indian Ambassador was apresent as the inauguration was part of fiftieth anniversary of bilateral relations between India and Bhutan. … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Family Celebrates 200th Anniversary Of Their Dynasty

  February 5, 2018 at 4:01 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf

February 5th, 2018 marked the 200th anniversary of Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte took the Swedish throne as Carl XIV Johan (and the Norwegian throne as Carl III Johan). A seminar was held at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, called ‘The Bernadotte Dynasty: 200 Years on the Swedish Throne’, that was attended by 300 guests, including King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. Other members of the Bernadotte … Continue reading

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