Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler’s Eightieth Birthday

  November 1, 2014 at 4:58 pm by

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Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler celebrated her eightieth birthday on October 31. Princess Margaretha of Sweden was born on 31 October 1934 at Haga Palace in Stockholm. She is the first child of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and his wife, Princess Sibylla (née Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha). Princess Margaretha has four siblings; Princess Birgitta (b. 1937), Princess Désirée (b. 1938), Princess Christina (b. 1943) and Prince Carl Gustaf (b. 1946 … Continue reading

September 2014 Picture of the Month Poll Winners

  October 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm by

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Announcing the winners of the September 2014 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: September 2014 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Great Britain Second Place: Sweden, The Netherlands, Belgium Third Place: Dubai Royals on Magazines (September 2014 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: Great Britain Second Place: Sweden Third Place: Morocco, Jordan, The Netherlands, Malaysia Congratulations to all winning teams!

Dutch Monarch Begins State Visit to Japan

  October 29, 2014 at 10:25 pm by

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The Dutch King and Queen today began their state visit to Japan, which will last until Friday. On hand for the welcoming ceremony at Imperial Palace were Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. Both Queen Máxima and Crown Princess Masako wore shades of orange – the Queen in a burnt-orange silk dress paired with her signature turban-style headwear, the Crown Princess in a traditional peach … Continue reading

Swedish Crown Princess Couple Visit Estonia

  October 29, 2014 at 9:45 pm by

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Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have visited Estonia for two days where they visited Tallinn and Tartu. The Crown Princess Couple started their visit in Tallinn on October 28, where they visited the Broken Line Monument, which is in memory of those who lost their lives during the sinking of the Estonia Ferry. Whilst visiting the monument, Victoria laid a wreath and she and her husband talked to the members of … Continue reading

King Felipe Hosts First State Visit of His Reign

  October 29, 2014 at 9:23 pm by

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King Felipe VI of Spain has hosted his first state visit today, welcoming President Michelle Bachelet of Chile to Madrid. The official welcoming ceremony took place at the Royal Palace of El Pardo, where King Felipe and his wife, Letizia, greeted President Bachelet in the Palace forecourt. The trio stood to attention for the national anthems of both countries, before the King and the President inspected a military guard of … Continue reading

Canadian Governor-General Visits The Netherlands

  October 27, 2014 at 11:30 pm by

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima today received the Governor-General of Canada, David Johnston, in an audience at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. The royal couple posed for photographs with the Governor-General and his wife Sharon, who wore a deep red dress and matching embroidered overcoat. The Queen recycled a bright pink dress with a feature hem, paired with black accessories. This meeting was followed by a meeting with the Dutch … Continue reading

Death of Princess Amelie of Fürstenberg

  October 27, 2014 at 9:37 pm by

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Princess Amelie of Fürstenberg passed away yesterday, following surgery at the Villingen-Schwenningen Hospital. The Princess was 66. She was born in April 1948, the eldest of six children born to Joachim Egon, Fürst of Fürstenberg and Countess Paola zu Königsegg-Aulendorf. She never married, and has suffered from ill health for a number of years. Her elder brother, Heinrich, the current head of the Fürstenberg Princely House, issued a statement saying, “The death of … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Unveils 2014 Christmas Seal

  October 27, 2014 at 8:52 pm by

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As patron of the Julemærkefonden, Crown Princess Mary today unveiled the foundation’s Christmas Seal for the coming holiday season at the Copenhagen Town Hall. The 2014 edition of the seal (or stamp) was designed by Jacob Kühnel, and shows a number of Christmas-related drawings which come together to create a one large image. Mr Kühnel said that it was a “great pleasure” to design this year’s seals. Princess Mary, wearing a navy blue … Continue reading

King Felipe & Queen Letizia Visit Boal, Prince of Asturias Award Winner

  October 26, 2014 at 7:39 pm by

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia yesterday paid a visit to the town of Boal, in Asturias’s west, which was named this year’s Exemplary Town of Asturias. The King and Queen were shown around the town by its Mayor, Jose Antonio Barrientos, and other officials, visiting a laundry centre, a primary school and the House of Beekeeping. During the official portion of the visit – where the town was officially declared the … Continue reading

Carl Philip and Sofia To Wed on June 13

  October 23, 2014 at 7:27 am by

An official portrait of Prince Carl Philip and Ms Sofia Hellqvist

The Swedish Royal Court has just announced that the marriage of Prince Carl Philip and Ms Sofia Hellqvist will take place on June 13, 2015. Prince Carl Philip and Ms Hellqvist will be wed in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. “We look forward to a summer wedding in the middle of June, when Sweden is very beautiful. It’s a great day for us and we are … Continue reading

King Carl Gustaf Hosts Parliamentary Dinner

  October 22, 2014 at 10:25 pm by

Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf attend the parliamentary dinner at the Royal Palace; 22-10-2014

The King of Sweden hosted a parliamentary dinner at the Royal Palace of Stockholm this evening, in honour of the new government which was sworn in earlier this month. Among the 460 guests were the new Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, his cabinet ministers, the President of the Swedish Parliament, Urban Ahlin, and all members of the Riksdag. They were greeted by King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel … Continue reading

Catherine Back To Work In McQueen And Jenny Packham

  October 21, 2014 at 9:35 pm by

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All eyes were on the Duchess of Cambridge as she stepped out today to meet the President of Singapore and his wife, who are on a state visit to the United Kingdom. This was Catherine’s first official event since her second pregnancy was announced. It was no surprise to many royal watchers that the Duchess wore Alexander McQueen for the occasion. She wore a smart grey coat from the designer’s … Continue reading

Due Date of Second Cambridge Baby Announced

  October 20, 2014 at 7:48 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son George

On October 20, it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child is due in April 2015. It was also announced that the Duchess’s case of Hyperemisis Gravidarum is slowly improving, and that she intends to greet the President of Singapore on October 21, as well as attend The Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2014 awards at the Natural History Museum. The press release consisted of: “Their … Continue reading

Queen Máxima at the World Food Day Conference

  October 18, 2014 at 11:17 pm by

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As a special advocate of the United Nations’ Secretary-General for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), Queen Máxima attended on Thursday the World Food Day Conference at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters in Rome. The World Food Day is commemorated every year on October 16, the anniversary of the founding of FAO in 1945. The Queen at her arrival was greeted by Josè Graziano Da Silva, FAO Director-General. This year, … Continue reading

Queen Rania Visits The UAE

  October 18, 2014 at 8:22 pm by

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Queen Rania of Jordan paid a short visit to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, where she participated in the “Investing In the Future” conference (IIF MENA) which was held for refugee children in the MENA region. The Queen addressed the audience during the opening ceremony and highlighted the problems facing the refugees and their hosting communities. Her Majesty noted that “the year 2014 has witnessed the largest human displacement; one disaster … Continue reading

Spanish King & Queen Visit the Netherlands

  October 15, 2014 at 9:32 pm by

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The King and Queen of Spain paid an introductory visit to their Dutch counterparts today, visiting The Hague. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima welcomed King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia at Noordeinde Palace, where the two couples greeted each other with friendly hugs and kisses. Obligatory photos were taken, ahead of a private lunch. In the afternoon, King Felipe and Queen Letizia went on to pay a visit to the … Continue reading

Vote in the September 2014 Picture of the Month Polls!

  October 14, 2014 at 12:23 pm by

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Please vote in the September 2014 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royals on Magazines. The polls will remain open until 30 October 2014. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

First National Day With Felipe VI As King

  October 12, 2014 at 7:57 pm by

King Felipe VI salutes during the National Day military parade; 12-10-2014

Spain has celebrated its first National Day with its new monarch, King Felipe VI. The celebrations took place earlier today at the Plaza de Cánovas del  Castillo, with a reception at the Royal Palace afterwards. King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and their two daughters, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofía, were present for the homage to the Spanish national flag and the military parade that followed. A number of government … Continue reading

Confirmed: Twins For Charlène and Albert

  October 9, 2014 at 6:44 am by

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The Prince’s Palace of Monaco has finally confirmed what has been a much speculated upon topic: Princess Charlène is indeed pregnant with twins. “The Prince and Princess of Monaco are happy to confirm they are expecting twins… at the end of the year,” read the official statement. The Princess’s pregnancy was announced at the end of May. A possible multiple pregnancy has been suspected since then, after reports that Princess … Continue reading

King of Thailand Has Gallbladder Removed

  October 6, 2014 at 10:13 pm by

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

The King of Thailand has had successful gallbladder removal surgery and is in a stable post-operative condition, the Thai Royal Court confirmed today. “This morning his general health conditions have improved. His heart rate has lowered, his blood pressure is normal and his body temperature has lowered,” the statement read, in reference to the reasons stated for his admittance to the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok on Friday: fever and irregular blood … Continue reading

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