Blue Leather For Princess Mary As She Presents Women’s Board Award 2018

  January 26, 2018 at 3:10 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

The Crown Princess of Denmark donned a navy blue pleated leather skirt and an olive, blue and white blouse as she presented the 2018 Women’s Board Award to the CEO of an American baking company on Friday. Princess Mary awarded this year’s prize to Marianne Kirkegaard, CEO of CSM Bakery Solutions, during the ceremony in Copenhagen. The Princess described Ms Kirkegaard as a “highly competent role model” during her speech ahead … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Attend Opening of the Holland Dance Festival

  January 26, 2018 at 6:58 am by

Prince Constantijn, Princess Beatrix and Princess Laurentien

Last night, Thursday January 25, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien were present for the opening of the sixteenth edition of the Holland Dance Festival at the Zuiderstrandtheater in The Hague. The festival showcases international dance productions from nineteen countries and also organizes educational activities, projects, workshops and customized lessons. During the festival will be presented fifty-two performances of leading international dance productions. Yesterday, during the gala, the Jiří Kylián … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Awards the Language Heroes Prizes

  January 26, 2018 at 6:46 am by

Princess Laurentien

On Thursday January 25, Princess Laurentien presented the Language Heroes Prizes during the International Film Festival Rotterdam at the Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg in Rotterdam. The awards went to Ibrahim Al Hendi, Carolien Slager and Anne Agema. Ibrahim won in the category Language Courses because “in the short time that he is here in The Netherlands, has already mastered the Dutch language so well”; Carolien won in the category Bridge Builder for … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Dutch State Visit to Ethiopia

  January 26, 2018 at 3:00 am by

Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia

January 26, 1969: Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia (C) sits in between Queen Juliana (L) and Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands (R) during a gala banquet held in honour of state visit to Ethiopia by the Dutch monarch. Also participating in the visit were Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus.

Prince Daniel Takes To The Ice During Opening Of New Multi-Sport Hall in Ockelbo

  January 25, 2018 at 7:10 pm by

Prince Daniel

Ugglebo Arena, the new multi-sport hall in Ockelbo, was officially inaugurated on Thursday evening with a special exhibition ice hockey match between Ockelbo Hockey A-Team and Team Generation Pep, a team comprising of former ice hockey stars and Prince Daniel. Team Generation Pep – named after Prince Daniel’s initiative to “spread knowledge and engage both people and organisations in a joint effort to make it easier for children and young people to live … Continue reading

Duchess of Cornwall Shown Special Technology To Help Domestic Violence Victims During Met Police Visit

  January 25, 2018 at 1:33 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

During a visit to the Metropolitan Police offices in Lambeth on Thursday, the Duchess of Cornwall was shown special technology developed by Vodafone that is being used to provide extra support and assistance to victims of domestic violence. TecSOS devices – which sends a signal to police when activated by their holder, giving police details about the holder’s location and situation so a rapid response can be issued – are … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days Launch

  January 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm by

Princess Laurentien

On Wednesday January 24, Princess Laurentien participated in the launch of the fifteenth edition of the National Reading Breakfast Days at the Children’s Book Museum in The Hague. During the event, the Princess read the book “Ssst! Don’t Wake Up the Tiger”. The book by Britta Teckentrup was named Picture Book of the Year 2018 by a jury of Dutch children’s librarians. The National Reading Days is an initiative of the Reading … Continue reading

Over The Moon: ‘Just Jack and Eug’ Give Engagement Interview

  January 22, 2018 at 6:16 pm by

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

After announcing their engagement on Monday morning, Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank gave a short interview to Matt Baker of the BBC’s The One Show later that day at Buckingham Palace. The couple – who also had their official engagement portraits shot in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace today – spoke of Mr Brooksbank’s lake-side proposal earlier in January during a trip to Nicaragua. “The lake was so beautiful. The … Continue reading

Jordanian Royals To Attend WEF in Davos

  January 22, 2018 at 6:03 pm by

King Abdullah, Queen Rania and Crown Prince Hussein

Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Queen Rania and Crown Prince Hussein are expected to participate in the World Economic Forum annual meeting that will take place in Davos, Switzerland between January 23-26. According to a Royal Court statement, King Abdullah II is to meet with leaders and representatives of the participating countries, including King Felipe VI of Spain and King Philippe of Belgium, as well as the Presidents of France and Poland, and the German Chancellor. The … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander Meets with the President of Panama

  January 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and the Panamanian President

Today, Monday January 22, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands welcomed Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama, at Noordeinde Palace for an audience. The President is currently on a three-day working visit to The Netherlands that aims to strengthen the relationship between The Netherlands and Panama. On the occasion of this visit, Queen Máxima, in her capacity as special advocate of the United Nations Secretary-General for Inclusive Financing for … Continue reading

Princess Eugenie Engaged to Jack Brooksbank

  January 22, 2018 at 6:27 am by

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

Two babies, and now two weddings for the Windsor clan in 2018! The Duke and Duchess of York have this morning announced the engagement of their younger daughter, Princess Eugenie, to her long-time boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank. The Yorks were “delighted” to make the announcement, with the statement also saying the wedding will take place in autumn at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank – who have been … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Opens Aarhus As The ‘2018 European Volunteer Capital’

  January 21, 2018 at 6:10 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

On Sunday evening at the Aarhus Town Hall, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark officially ‘opened’ the municipality of Aarhus as the 2018 European Volunteer Capital. Joined by the Mayor of Aarhus, Jacob Bundsgaard, the Crown Princess delivered a speech during the event, praising the social benefits of volunteering: “Volunteers get a network and friendships, and they experience the joy and satisfaction of making a difference.” The European Volunteer Capital is decided each year … Continue reading

Jacques and Gabriella Join In The Circus Fun

  January 21, 2018 at 4:37 pm by

The Princely Family of Monaco

Monaco’s youngest royals – three-year-old Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella – made their debut appearance at the 42nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo on Sunday, surprising royal watchers by at the afternoon performance. The twins, both wearing the Circus Festival scarf, were brought along by their father, Prince Albert II, to join other members of the family at the event. During the show, Princess Gabriella happily sat with her Tante Stéphanie, … Continue reading

Let It Snow! The Yorks Attend Church With The Queen Amidst Snowflakes

  January 21, 2018 at 11:20 am by

The Yorks

A little light snowfall couldn’t dampen the spirits of the Yorks as they attended church with Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh on Sunday morning. The royal party all appeared in good spirits as they made their way out of St Lawrence Church in Castle Rising, Norfolk, heading back to Sandringham House. It had started to snow partway through the service (which gifted the photographers in attendance some lovely … Continue reading

Princess Margriet of The Netherlands Turns Seventy-Five

  January 19, 2018 at 8:00 am by

Princess Margriet at 75

January 19th, 2018 is the seventy-fifth birthday of Princess Margriet of The Netherlands, aunt of the current Dutch monarch. Two new photographs of the Princess were released today by the Dutch Royal Court to mark the occasion. Princess Margriet is the third daughter of Queen Juliana of The Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. She was born in 1943 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital in Ottawa, Canada where her parents and … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Baby Alexandra of Kent Makes Her Debut

  January 19, 2018 at 3:00 am by

Princess Alexandra of Kent as a newborn

January 19, 1937: Almost a month after her birth, a newborn Princess Alexandra of Kent – second child and only daughter of Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark – is presented to the press by a nanny outside the family’s London home, 3 Belgrave Square.

Princess Christina Awarded First Sophiahemmet University Honorary Doctorate

  January 18, 2018 at 8:33 pm by

Princess Christina

During the graduation ceremony of the Sophiahemmet at the Stockholm City Hall on Thursday, Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson was awarded the Sophiahemmet University’s first honorary doctorate. She received the honour from the University’s principal, Johanna Adami, and the Sophiahemmet chairman, Lars Kihlström Burenstam Linder, in recognition for her long-standing commitment and dedication to the Sophiahemmet. The Princess was honorary chairperson of the Sophiahemmet from 1972, when she took over the role after … Continue reading

Stéphanie and Albert Lead The Way At Circus Festival Opening Night

  January 18, 2018 at 8:26 pm by

Members of the Monaco Princely Family at the opening night of the Circus Festival de Monte-Carlo

The 42nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo kicked off last night, with Prince Albert and Princess Stéphanie – who is chairwoman of the Circus Festival organising committee – in the front row to enjoy the event at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille. Ahead of the first performance, the Prince and Princess met with some of the acts who will be taking part in this year’s Circus Festival, and posed for photos on … Continue reading

Harry and Meghan Take Cardiff

  January 18, 2018 at 5:04 pm by

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Wales

Continuing the frenzy that has accompanied their public appearances since they announced their engagement in November, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were welcomed to Wales by large crowds as they paid a visit to Cardiff on Thursday. The couple arrived at Cardiff Castle delayed by an hour due to transportation issues, but were promptly greeted by cheers and a sea of waving Welsh flags. Harry and Meghan did a brief … Continue reading

No Power? No Problem! Queen Elizabeth Attends WI Meeting Despite Power Outage

  January 18, 2018 at 2:56 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

It was a Women’s Institute meeting of a different kind Thursday afternoon for the Sandringham chapter, as they welcomed Queen Elizabeth II for afternoon tea – in the darkness, thanks to a raging storm taking down power lines in the local area. The West Newton village hall where the meeting was held was lit with torches and iPhones as the Queen joined the ladies for tea and cakes, as she does annual … Continue reading

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