Flashback Friday: King and Queen Mark Armistice Day in Belgrade

  November 11, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Queen Maria and King Alexander I of Yugoslavia

November 11, 1930: Yugoslav King Alexander I and his wife, Queen Maria (nee Princess of Romania), are present at an Armistice Day ceremony where they unveiled a sculpture dedicated as a tribute to France.

Prince William Hosts Centrepoint Gala at Kensington Palace

  November 10, 2016 at 8:10 pm by

Prince William

The Duke of Cambridge this evening hosted Centrepoint’s annual gala at Kensington Palace, with a number of famous faces joining the homeless youth supported by the charity. In his speech, William praised the efforts of the charity and the youth who have taken up the support available and used it positively: “First and foremost, these young people are ordinary people – like our sons and daughters and friends. The same … Continue reading

A Busy Day For Charles and Camilla in Bahrain

  November 10, 2016 at 5:33 pm by

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall

The final stop of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s Middle East tour is Bahrain, and the couple’s day today was jam-packed with engagements. Joint engagements made up the morning schedule, with Charles and Camilla visiting the Old Post Office Museum, the Manama Old Souq and the 200-year-old Krishna Temple, events designed to inform them about the country’s history. At the temple, the royal couple were welcomed with traditional … Continue reading

Field of Remembrance Opened in London by Princes Philip and Harry

  November 10, 2016 at 11:05 am by

Prince Harry and the Duke of Edinburgh

At Westminster Abbey this morning, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Harry officially opened this year’s Field of Remembrance, organised by the British Royal Legion to honour the British servicemen and women who lost their lives fighting for their country. Both wearing military dress, the two men planted wooden Crosses of Remembrance in the field prior to the sounding of the Last Post and two minutes silence. The Duke and Prince Harry … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth II Opens Multi-Million Pound Francis Crick Institute

  November 9, 2016 at 5:15 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

London’s £650million Francis Crick Institute, the largest biomedical research centre found in one building in Europe, was today officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of York, was given a tour of the Institute, in the process meeting some of the 1,250 plus scientists that work in the state-of-the-art facilities that will research the “prevention, diagnoses and treatment of diseases such as … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit West Flanders

  November 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

Today, Wednesday November 9, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of West Flanders. The visit began quite early, at 7am, when the Royal Couple visited the fish auction market of Zeebrugge where they met with the families of the fishermen and inside the market they assisted at some auctions. Afterwards the King and Queen had breakfast with students of the Koninklijk Werk IBIS … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to New Zealand: Last Day, Auckland

  November 9, 2016 at 9:36 am by

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Today, Wednesday November 9, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima completed their state visit in the city of Auckland. The day began with a visit to the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki where the Royal Couple viewed two engraved drawings made by two Dutch artists, Frederik Ottens and Isaac Gilsemans, that represent the discovery of Tasmania, New Zealand and several Pacific Islands by the Dutch seafarer, explorer, and … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Joined By Princess Haya On Third Day in the UAE

  November 8, 2016 at 7:24 pm by

Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Haya

Dubai’s Princess Haya has joined the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall on several engagements on the couple’s third day in the United Arab Emirates. The royal trio first visited the International Humanitarian City located in Dubai, a large centre built specifically to store and distribute humanitarian aid to areas in crisis. Charles, Camilla and Haya met with charity workers from the over 40 non-government organisations that operate out of … Continue reading

Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo Expecting First Child

  November 8, 2016 at 4:54 pm by

Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi

Another grandchild is on the way for Monaco’s Princess Caroline! Her second son, Pierre Casiraghi, and his wife Beatrice Borromeo are expecting their first child in January, as reported by Hola! and Chi magazine. The news first broke last week, when Hola! published the news and said yet-to-be-published photographs clearly showed a heavily pregnant Beatrice. These photographs – taken recently in New York City – have now been published in this week’s edition … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to New Zealand: Day 2, Christchurch

  November 8, 2016 at 12:20 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander

Today, Tuesday November 8, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima spent the second day of their state visit to New Zealand in Christchurch. The day started with a visit to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, a wildlife park and nature reserve that is dedicated to the protection from the extinction of the kiwi, a New Zealand native bird. The Royal Couple met a kiwi bird and were informed about the … Continue reading

Kensington Palace Confirms Prince Harry-Meghan Markle Relationship

  November 8, 2016 at 6:51 am by

Prince Harry; Meghan Markle

In an unprecedented statement, Kensington Palace has confirmed the relationship between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle while calling for the media to ease away from the story as the Prince is concerned for her safety. Saying that while he is aware of the public interest in his private life, Prince Harry feels the line was crossed in recent days and that “it is not right that a few months … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla’s Second Day In Abu Dhabi

  November 7, 2016 at 9:58 pm by

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have continued their tour of the Middle East today, with a day of engagements in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. First up for Prince Charles was a tour of Bu Tinah Island, seeing the ecosystems and wildlife from a dune buggy and a speedboat. He then visited Masdar City, a region known for it’s “innovation and research dedicated to … Continue reading

More Royal Visitors for Canada! Haakon and Mette-Marit Begin Four-Day Visit

  November 7, 2016 at 9:27 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit

Canada is a red-hot favourite for royal visitors in recent weeks, with a third royal visit beginning today as Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway kicked off their four-day visit. The pair were officially welcomed by Governor-General David Johnston and his wife Sharon at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, where they took a walk through the gardens and viewed a red oak tree that was planted by King … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Opens ‘Education and Vulnerability’ Conference

  November 7, 2016 at 7:05 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

Through her role with The Mary Foundation, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was invited to open the National Centre for Social Research (SFI)’s conference ‘Education and Vulnerability’ today at Copenhagen’s DGI-Byen complex. Princess Mary delivered one of the opening speeches, speaking about how The Mary Foundation has work to eliminate bullying and social exclusion in schools across Denmark. The purpose of the conference is to bring together teachers and education professionals to … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to New Zealand: Day 1, Wellington

  November 7, 2016 at 6:20 pm by

King WIllem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

At the invitation of the Governor-General of New Zealand, Dame Patsy Reddy, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began today, Monday November 7, a three-day state visit to New Zealand along with Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Henk Kamp, Minister of Economic Affairs. The Royal Couple were officially welcomed at Government House in Wellington with a traditional Maori ceremony with the performance of a pōwhiri, a traditional … Continue reading

King Abdullah II Addresses Parliament

  November 7, 2016 at 12:11 pm by

Abdullah II

His Majesty King Abdullah II opened the 1st Ordinary Session of the 18th Parliament session in Amman, Jordan. Upon arrival at the Parliament, His Majesty reviewed the guard of honor then the national anthem was played. An artillery unit fired a 21-gun salute welcoming the King. Embed from Getty Images During the opening, His Majesty gave a speech infant of the newly elected members and members of the Jordanian royal … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Continue Tour of Oman, Before Heading To The UAE

  November 6, 2016 at 4:41 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

On their second day in Oman, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had seperate engagements linked to their personal interests before they left the country for the next stop on their Middle East tour. Prince Charles had meetings with a number of representatives of Omani organisations and youth leaders that encourage community efforts; including Anisa Al Raisi, a trekker who is aiming to become the first Omani citizen … Continue reading

On This Day: Birth of Landgrave Philipp of Hesse

  November 6, 2016 at 12:11 pm by

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One hundred twenty years ago today, Prince Philipp of Hesse was born in Schloss Rumpenheim in Offenbach. The prince was the third son of Prince Friedrich Karl of Hesse and Princes Margaret of Prussia, sister of Emperor Wilhelm II and grand daughter of Britain’s Queen Victoria. The prince had a younger twin-brother, Prince Wolfgang. During his childhood the prince went to schools in England and Germany. At the beginning of … Continue reading

Pope Meets Habsburg Family

  November 6, 2016 at 11:30 am by

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Yesterday pope Francis met with members of the former Imperial family of Austria-Hungary at the Vatican. The meeting was dedicated to the theme of  ‘rediscovering family values’. In his short speech the pope referred to the Blessed emperor Charles I, who was blessed in 2004 by pope John Paul II.The pope continued: “His presence among you makes the Hapsburg family not a nostalgia of the past but, on the contrary, … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Begin Middle East Tour in Oman

  November 5, 2016 at 5:20 pm by

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have begun their week-long tour to the Middle East in Oman today, with a ceremonial welcome in Muscat a definite highlight thanks to some traditional sword dancing. Prince Charles, never one to shy away from a dance, joined in the traditional Razha dance while his wife watched on, smiling wide as he waved a sword in the air as part of the … Continue reading

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