Belgian Royal Family Remembers Victims of Brussels Attacks

  May 22, 2016 at 3:33 pm by

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Exactly two months after the Brussels attacks on March 22nd, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended a ceremony in the royal palace of Brussels to commemorate the victims and to pay tribute to the emergency services. The monarchs were joined by King Albert II, Queen Paola, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire and 500 guests. In his speech the king said that it should not be forgotten … Continue reading

Archduchess Francesca: “Austrians Are At Crossroads”

  May 22, 2016 at 1:26 pm by

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Archduchess Francesca, wife of the head of the Austrian imperial family, wrote an open letter to the Austrian newspaper ‘Kurier’. In the letter she focussed on the presendential elections in Austria that were held today. The article mentions that the Archduchess herself can not vote in the elections, but if she could, she would vote for Alexander van der Bellen and not for his opponent Norbert Hofer. In her letter … Continue reading

On This Day: Wedding of Carlos of Portugal and Amélie d’Orléans

  May 22, 2016 at 8:08 am by

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On this day in 1886 Crown Prince Carlos of Portugal married Princess Amélie of France, member of the house of Orléans, in a ceremony in Lisbon. Two years earlier Amélie’s aunt played matchmaker for the couple. In 1884 Duchess Clementine of Saxe-Coburg, Amelie’s paternal aunt, visited the royal court in Lisbon, where she praised the qualities of her niece Princess Amelia to Queen Maria Pia of Portugal, and also showed the queen a … Continue reading

The British Monarchy In Canada

  May 22, 2016 at 8:00 am by

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Disclaimer: I would initial like to state that I spent one week in Toronto, Ontario and surveyed a minuscule part of the population. I know others will see differently to this and I respect their opinion wholeheartedly. You know who Toronto, Ontario are talking about? The Earl and Countess of Wessex. Since 2002 the couple have visited Ontario 12 times! Since 2011, they’ve visited the province every single year, in … Continue reading

Prince Christian Teams Up With Father In Sailing Competition

  May 22, 2016 at 7:52 am by

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This weekend Prince Christian of Denmark teamed up with his father, Crown Prince Frederik, in a sailing competition, the “Danish Open Dragon Championship.” The competition started from the Dragør Harbour in Copenhagen. A proud crown prince told the press about his sons sailing skills: “he did it excelently.” On saturday the prince had some extra supporters cheering him on. His mother, Crown Princess Mary and his siblings Pirncesses Isabella and … Continue reading

Romanian Royals Visit Pelişor Castle

  May 22, 2016 at 7:14 am by

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Following the celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of the Royal House of Romania earlier this month, Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Margareta, Custodian of the Crown, together with other members of the Romanian Royal Family returned to Pelişor Castle late last week to view the exhibition being held there entitled “Architecture and Kingship” and to thank everyone involved in organising the celebrations. The royal party also took a tour round … Continue reading

Jordan’s Crown Prince Graduates from University

  May 22, 2016 at 6:30 am by

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HRH Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan graduated from Georgetown University this Saturday. He obtained a B. Sc. Degree in foreign services specializing in international history. يوم مميز جداً عندما تشاهد أكبر أبنائك يتخرج من الجامعة- الأمير حسين لقد جلبت لحياتنا الكثير من السعادة والفخر- خلال حفل تخريج حسين من جامعة جورج تاون في واشنطن #تخريج #فخر #الأردن #حب_الأردن A very special day when your first born is graduating from university! … Continue reading

Pavlos, Marie-Chantal and Maria Olympia Party In Rome

  May 22, 2016 at 3:30 am by

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Crown Prince Pavlos, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and their 19 year old daughter, Princess Maria Olympia attended the dinner in honor of Valentino La Traviata which was hosted by Valentino Garavani on Saturday evening. The event took place in the Italian capital, Rome and was attended by various celebrities. The event was to celebrate Valentino and his partner’s production of an Opera which is being directed by Sofia Coppola. The house … Continue reading

Funeral and Burial of Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia

  May 21, 2016 at 1:40 pm by

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The funeral service and burial of HRH Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic of Yugoslavia, the eldest son of Prince Paul and Princess Olga of Yugoslavia, took  place yesterday, 20th May, at the Royal Mausoleum in Serbia and was attended by a large number of relatives, friends and dignitaries amid solemn ceremony. Bishop Jovan of Sumadija and Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand conducted the funeral service inside the ornately decorated church, … Continue reading

Queen Silvia’s Surprise Visit To Hamburg

  May 21, 2016 at 10:54 am by

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The people who were shopping in Hamburg, Germany yesterday afternoon were in for a big surprise. Queen Silvia made an unaannounced visit to the Clas Ohlson luxery hardware store. The Swedish-owned store was opened only a day before. The news that Queen Silvia visited the shop spread quickly. While the queen was shown around the electronic tools and furniture a large group of spectators and press quickly gathered outside. The … Continue reading

Dom Duarte: “I Am Very Proud Of My Children”

  May 21, 2016 at 10:41 am by

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Dom Duarte, Duke of Bragança and head of the royal family of Portugal, spoke to the Belgian magazine L’Eventail about his children, his causes, his role in Portugal and about his connections to the Belgian royal family. The duke was asked about the fact that unlike Spain, Portugal did not become a monarchy again after the death of their facist leader, Salazar. The duke replied that Salazar did think of … Continue reading

King Bhumibol Treated for ‘Water on Brain’

  May 21, 2016 at 7:12 am by

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The Thai Royal Court announced last night that King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who has spent most of the several years in hospital, has been treated for hydrocephalus, a condition caused by excess cerebrospinal fluid that results in the enlargement of the brain cavities. “It was detected that his facial muscles had irregular movements and the doctor conducted a computer x-ray and found there was an irregular surplus of fluid in the backbone … Continue reading

Princess Maria of Romania Visits Moldova

  May 20, 2016 at 3:47 pm by

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HRH Princess Maria of Romania has been on an official visit to Moldova this week, her first trip to the country and the fourth official visit to the country by a member of the Romanian Royal Family this year alone. On May 17th, the princess took a tour of the Academy of Economic Studies in Chisinau where she learned of its history. Later that day, she paid a visit to … Continue reading

Amedeo And Lili Show Daughter Anna Astrid For the First Time

  May 20, 2016 at 11:38 am by

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Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archuke of Austria-Este, his wife Elisabetta (Lili) and their newborn daughter left the hospital in Brussels where the little Archduchess was born earlier this week. They shortly posed for the press and prince Amedeo replied to a few questions. The name of the baby was also revealed: Anna Astrid. She is 7th in line of succession to the Belgian throne.  Amedeo told the press in fluent … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Diana Channels Jackie Kennedy

  May 20, 2016 at 10:00 am by

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May 20, 1995: Princess Diana presents new colours to her regiment, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, during a visit to the Howe Barracks in Kent. The Princess – who was the regiment’s Colonel-in-Chief from September 1992 to 1996 – wore a baby pink skirt suit from Versace with a matching Philip Sommerville pillbox hat with a double bow at the back. The look was reminiscent of the outfit US First … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Opens ‘Tech Deck’ at Land Rover BAR Headquarters

  May 20, 2016 at 8:44 am by

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A Royal Patron of the 1851 Trust, the Duchess of Cambridge has paid a visit to the Land Rover BAR America’s Cup headquarters in Portsmouth, where she opened the new visitor’s centre and ‘Tech Deck’. Kate was accompanied by Sir Ben Ainslie for the openings, which are designed to help the 1851 Trust’s aim of ” inspiring a new generation through sailing and the marine industry.” The ‘Tech Deck’ Education … Continue reading

Máxima is Elegant in Navy as She Baptises New Cruise Ship

  May 20, 2016 at 8:09 am by

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The Queen of the Netherlands wore a simple, yet stunning navy outfit today as she baptised the new cruise ship of the Holland America Line, ms Koningsdam. Máxima was given the honour of baptising the ship – which can hold over 2,000 passengers with a crew of 1,000 – at the Wilhelmina port in Rotterdam. She poured a glass of champagne over the ship’s bell as a blessing during the dedication … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Salma Visits National Institute of Oncology

  May 20, 2016 at 7:42 am by

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Morocco’s Lalla Salma yesterday was present at the National Institute of Oncology in Rabat for the signing of an agreement between the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment and the Roche Maroc laboratories. The agreement has been renewed to give cancer patients from lower socio-economic groups access to innovative medical treatments. It was first made in 2009 and has thus far helped 1,500 patients per annum since. Afterwards, Lalla Salma spent … Continue reading

Prince Pavlos Celebrates 49th Birthday with Cake for Breakfast

  May 20, 2016 at 7:16 am by

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Crown Prince Pavlos today turns 49, and began his day with a birthday cake amongst his breakfast dishes! His wife, Marie Chantal, posted a photograph of the birthday boy with a candle-lit cake earlier this morning on her Instagram account. Happy birthday Pavlos! 💋❤️⭐️💋❤️👏🏻🎂🎂 @pavlosgr1 A photo posted by Marie-Chantal Of Greece (@mariechantal22) on May 20, 2016 at 12:21am PDT She also posted a photo of one of the birthday … Continue reading

Brazilian Prince Keeps Hopes Up During Dilma’s Impeachement

  May 20, 2016 at 6:55 am by

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Prince Bertrand of Brazil, heir to his elder brother Prince Luís Gastão, head of the Imperial family of Brazil, spoke to the newspaper Financial Times two days ago. The author of the article stressed the difference between the prince’s grandiose names, title and hopes and his actual living condition: he lives in a rented two-bedroom house in São Paulo, with a narrow kitchen and a Toyota Primus in the driveway. … Continue reading

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