Fürstin Eilika of Leiningen Dies A Few Days Before Her 88th Birthday

  January 28, 2016 at 7:45 am by

Dr. Helmut Kohl

Local press reports that Dowager Fürstin Eilika of Leiningen has died this tuesday in Amorbach, aged 87. The princess died a few days before her 88th birthday on February 2nd. Fürstin Eilika was born HH Duchess Eilika of Oldenburg in 1922. She was the fourth child of Hereditary Grand Duke Nikolaus of Oldenburg and his wife Princess Helena of Waldeck-Pyrmont. Both her parents were first cousins of Queen Juliana of … Continue reading

Princess Aisha of Jordan Marries Mr Ashraf Banayotti

  January 28, 2016 at 4:22 am by

Princess Aisha bint Hussein of Jordan

The Royal Hashemite Court of Jordan announced on Wednesday the marriage of Princess Aisha bint Al Hussein to Mr Ashraf Banayotti. Princess Aisha is the twin sister of Princess Zein bint Al Hussein, and is one of the younger sisters of King Abdullah II and a daughter of the late King Hussein with his British-born wife Princess Muna. According to the official statement, the ceremony took place at the bride’s mother’s house … Continue reading

A Teary Duchess of Cornwall Meets Domestic Violence Survivors

  January 27, 2016 at 9:17 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall speaks to women affected by domestic violence during a visit to SafeLives in London; 27-01-2016

The Duchess of Cornwall struggled to hold back her tears during a visit to the offices of charity SafeLives, which helps to protect victims of partner or family violence. Camilla met with and listened to the stories of a number of women touched by domestic violence. One woman’s story appeared to effect the Duchess the most: as she listened to Diana Parkes explain how her daughter Joanna was murdered by … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 27, 2016 at 7:10 pm by

Princess Laurentien reads to children during her visit promoting reading; 27-01-2016

Today, Wednesday January 27, Princess Laurentien attended the launch of the National Reading Breakfast Days in the Primary School “De Ladder” in Maarn, in the province of Utrecht. This school is known for its high priority towards the language development and reading: owns a library in the school and organizes various reading activities. During the visit, the Princess read to the children of grade 1 and 2 the book “We … Continue reading

Burglary At Dutch Royal Estate ‘De Horsten’

  January 27, 2016 at 5:17 pm by

margarita

Newspaper De Telegraaf reveals that Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma has become the victim of a burglary. The Princess lives on the Royal Estate ‘De Horsten’ in Wassenaar with her husband Tjalling Ten Cate and their two daughters Julia and Paola . King Willem-Alexander and his family live in Villa Eikenhorst on the same estate. The burglary happened a month ago. The thief was possibly looking for gold and diamonds as … Continue reading

“It’s Not Fair”: Queen Fabiola’s Spanish Relatives Surprised As Palace Repeats She Left Everything To Charity

  January 27, 2016 at 12:47 pm by

koningin-fabiola

The last few days several newspapers and the Royal Palace in Brussels revealed new information about Queen Fabiola’s testament. Rumours that the Queen -who died in December 2014- left most of her belongings to charity were repeated. The Spanish newspaper  ‘El Mundo’ interviewed a Spanish nephew of the late Queen. He -anonimously- complained that the palace is slow in handling his aunts’ inheritance. He also added that the family was … Continue reading

Albert and Charlène Attend St Dévote’s Day

  January 27, 2016 at 5:17 am by

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene

Prince Albert and Princess Charlène attended the St Dévote’s Day celebrations in Monaco. The royal couple attended a church service and then walked the streets of Monaco to greet people who gathered, they took time to talk and shake hands with a few. They later helped set light to a fishing boat. Charlène looked warm wrapped in a cape and high knee boots to the event. Embed from Getty Images … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Dons Red For Audiences at Zarzuela

  January 26, 2016 at 10:21 pm by

Queen Letizia during an audience at Zarzuela Palace; 26-01-2016

The Queen of Spain held two audiences today at Zarzuela Palace. Wearing a red blazer over a white and black floral top from Mango, Queen Letizia welcomed individuals from the Madrid Association for Specific Language Impairment and from the Board and Scientific Committee of the Spanish Nutrition Foundation. Embed from Getty Images Queen Letizia during the audience at Zarzuela Palace

Prince Charles Recalls Childhood Illness During Visit to Stoke-on-Trent

  January 26, 2016 at 7:23 pm by

Prince Charles during his visit to Stoke-on-Trent; 26-01-2016

The Prince of Wales was reminded of his childhood contraction of the chicken pox today during a visit to Stoke-on-Trent. Prince Charles was being shown around Middleport Pottery when he caught sight of an April 1959 edition of The Evening Sentinal that gave an update of his sickness at the time. Embed from Getty Images Among other places the Prince visited during his time in Stoke-on-Trent were the Wedgwood Institute and the Burslem School of … Continue reading

Marriage Certificate of Napoleon and Joséphine Up For Auction

  January 26, 2016 at 6:15 am by

Napoleon crowns his wife Josephine during their coronation in 1804

French auction house Osenat has announced that a lot in one of their upcoming auctions is the religious marriage certificate of Napoleon Bonaparte and his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais. The certificate, demanded by Pope Pius VII in order for him to attend the coronation of Napoleon in December 1804 (until then the couple had only had a civil service, not a Catholic marriage ceremony), is part of the collection of American billionaire Christopher … Continue reading

Fergie’s Latest Venture: A Book On Tea

  January 25, 2016 at 8:14 pm by

Sarah, Duchess of York at a gala earlier this month

It is being reported that Sarah, Duchess of York is embarking on another new venture: she is due to author a book on the art of tea with American publisher Abrams. Tea And Gratitude With The Duchess will be published in 2017, according to The Daily Mail, and will instruct readers on “brewing and serving the perfect cup of tea” as well as how to “set the perfect table and throw a tea … Continue reading

Swathed in Blue, Sofia Joins Husband At Swedish Sports Gala

  January 25, 2016 at 7:08 pm by

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip attend the Sports Gala at the Ericsson Globe; 25-01-2016

A pregnant Princess Sofia and her husband Prince Carl Philip walked the red carpet at the Swedish Sports Gala this evening, where the Prince later presented the Jerring Prize to swimmer Sarah Sjöström. Embed from Getty Images Sofia wore a midnight blue evening gown from the brand Greta, that featured a Peter Pan collar and a bow around the waist, which only accentuated her pregnant stomach. She accessorised with a pair … Continue reading

790Million€ Transport Project Launched by Morocco’s King

  January 25, 2016 at 6:52 pm by

King Mohammed VI launches a new transportation project in Casablanca; 25-01-2016

The King of Morocco today announced a 790million€ transportation project for Casablanca that will see its tram and road networks expanded. King Mohammed VI launched the project on a visit to Aïn Sebaâ – Hay Mohammadi. He has a “constant will” to improve the conditions of the economic capital of his country. According to Agence Marocaine de Presse, the project will bring Casablanca’s transport system “in line with international standards”.

“We Have Lost A Friend” – William and Harry Mourn Explorer Henry Worsley

  January 25, 2016 at 8:48 am by

Prince William and Henry Worsley in October 2015

Kensington Palace has released a statement from the Duke of Cambridge on the death British explorer Henry Worsley, who was attempting to become the first individual to cross Antarctica unaided. “Harry and I are very sad to hear of the loss of Henry Worsley. He was a man who showed great courage and determination and we are incredibly proud to be associated with him…We have lost a friend, but he will remain … Continue reading

Black and White with a Stripe – Victoria Visits Viksjö School

  January 25, 2016 at 7:19 am by

Crown Princess Victoria attends a lecture by Holocaust survivor Emerich Roth; 25-01-2016

Crown Princess Victoria today attended a lecture by Emerich Roth, a Holocaust survivor, at Viksjö School in Järfälla. The purpose of the visit was to highlight Peace Week, and the Crown Princess and Mr Roth – a Czechoslovakian who survived numerous concentration camps before migrating to Sweden in 1950 – were shown exhibits the school’s students created on the themes of peace and democracy. Victoria, who is due to give birth … Continue reading

Snow Princess Athena Turns Four With A Smile

  January 24, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Princess Athena of Denmark, age 4

Denmark’s youngest Princess, Athena, today celebrated her fourth birthday and the Royal Court released two new photographs to mark the occasion. They show the Princess and her brother Prince Henrik frolicking in the snow earlier this month. In an individual portrait, Athena smiles a cheeky grin at the camera – behind which stands photograph Steen Brogaard – dressed in a pink snowsuit. What a cheeky grin! Denmark's Princess Athena turned … Continue reading

Princess Caroline Becomes Commander of Arts and Letters

  January 23, 2016 at 10:45 am by

Princess Caroline wearing her new insignia for the Order of Arts and Letters

This past Thursday, Princess Caroline of Hanover was presented with the insignia of a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in a reception at the Prince’s Palace. France’s Minister of Culture and Communication, Fleur Pellerin, presented the Princess with the award that recognises her work in the fields of art and literature. A lovely Birthday Present! Thursday, Princess Caroline of Monaco received insignia of Commander of Arts & Letters pic.twitter.com/3BcHsPsuQh — … Continue reading

Joachim and Marie Visit Iceland

  January 23, 2016 at 4:05 am by

Princess Marie and Prince Joachim attend a dinner to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Danish-Icelandic Society in Reykjavik; 21-01-2016

Denmark’s Prince Joachim and Princess Marie have spent two days in Iceland this week, to celebrate 100 years of the Danish-Icelandic Society. The couple arrived on Thursday evening, where they were welcomed with a reception by the Society at Nordic House in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. #PrinceJoachim & #PrincessMarie are currently on Iceland for the 100th anniversary of the Danish-Icelandic Society. pic.twitter.com/hIT6l8B5Gd — Tesouras&Tiaras (@TesourasTiaras) January 22, 2016 On Friday, it … Continue reading

Japan’s Princess Mako Graduates from Leicester University

  January 23, 2016 at 1:47 am by

Princess Mako during her graduation ceremony at Leicester University; 20-01-2016

Princess Mako of Akishino graduated from Leicester University with a postgraduate degree in museum studies on Wednesday. The Princess, who spent a year in Leicester for her studies incognito, said that she had had a “fruitful year” and hoped to “apply what I have learned at postgraduate school in the future.” She also thanked the university for providing the “opportunity to pursue my studies in such a favourable environment.” Mako, the … Continue reading

Belgian and Dutch Royals Attend EU Presidency Concert

  January 22, 2016 at 7:33 pm by

The Royal Couples of Belgium and the Netherlands at a concert to mark the beginning of the Dutch Presidency of the European Union Council; 22-01-2016

On the occasion of the start of the Dutch Presidency of the European Union, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium along with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands attended on Friday the official opening concert. The concert, held at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, was performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra that was led by the Swedish conductor Herbert Blomstedt. They played compositions by Wagner Prelude and … Continue reading

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