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

Princess Sofia Presents Sophiahemmet Graduation Brooches

  January 21, 2016 at 11:30 am by

Princess Sofia hands out traditional brooches at the Sophiahemmet graduation ceremony; 21-01-2016

Princess Sofia today was present at the graduation ceremony of the Sophiahemmet, for the nurses of the organisation who have completed their training, at Stockholm’s City Hall. The pregnant Princess, who is due in April, handed out the traditional brooches given to all the ‘Sophia Sisters’. The Sophiahemmet was founded in 1889 by Queen Sofia who saw how Florence Nightingale was implementing new methods of caring for patients during a visit … Continue reading

Bhutan’s King and Queen Looking Forward To Son’s Birth

  January 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm by

King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan

The King and Queen of Bhutan released a new photograph of themselves today, celebrating the first snowfall of the year. “Their Majesties, with a wonderful snow-covered Tashichhodzong in the background. Thimphu woke up to a beautiful white morning, the first snowfall of the year, today,” the photograph is captioned on King Jigme Khesar’s official Facebook page. The message also includes a note about Queen Jetsun Pema’s pregnancy – she is … Continue reading

Second Daughter for Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor

  January 20, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor

Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor have welcomed their second daughter it was announced today. Isabella Alexandra May was born just before midnight on January 16 and weighed 3061grams. She has an elder sister, Maud, born in 2013. The member of the extended Windsor clan is 48th in line for the throne. Embed from Getty Images Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, February 2015

Charlotte Casiraghi In Geneva

  January 20, 2016 at 2:52 am by

Charlotte Casiraghi

Charlotte Casiraghi, Montblanc Brand Ambassador attended the 26th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Switzerland. Embed from Getty Images Dressed in a grey sleeved dress, Charlotte attended a press conference along with Gwei Lun Mei and Hugh Jackman who are also Montblanc Brand Ambassadors. They also got an exclusive viewing of the brands latest creations during the exhibition. In the evening, Charlotte Casiraghi attend the Montblanc … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria Attends The Agenda 2030 Conference

  January 19, 2016 at 7:30 am by

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Crown Princess Victoria attended the conference titled “Agenda 2030 – Sweden’s efforts to achieve the global objectives of sustainable development” in Stockholm. Attending the conference along side The Crown Princess was Prime Minister Stephen Löfven. During the conference, a video was watched where the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson spoke about Sweden’s role. At the UN World Summit on September 25, 2015, Crown Princess Victoria was chosen with 16 other … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Appointed As Advocate For Sustainable Development

  January 19, 2016 at 6:32 am by

Queen Mathilde

The Belgian Royal Palace has announced today that Her Majesty Queen Mathilde was appointed as member of the Advocacy Group for Sustainable Development (Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs) by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon. The group consists of 15 eminent personalities that will help the Organization of the United Nations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Last September, the United Nations Member States adopted … Continue reading

Norway Celebrates King Harald’s Silver Jubilee

  January 17, 2016 at 7:42 pm by

King Harald during his silver jubilee celebrations; 17-01-2016

Norway’s King Harald V has celebrated his silver jubilee today with a series of events in Oslo. The day began with a church service in the Palace Chapel, which the entire royal family attended, as did their guests from overseas: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. Bishop Helga Haugland Byfuglien, the President of the Norwegian Church, officiated the service and Princess … Continue reading

New Portraits Ahead of King Harald’s 25th Anniversary

  January 15, 2016 at 8:02 pm by

Three generations: King Harald V, Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway

The Royal Court of Norway has released a series of new portraits of the Royal Family, to mark the 25th anniversary of King Harald V taking the throne in January 1991. Among the portraits are individual shots of the King, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, as well as couple shots. The photos were taken by Jørgen Gomnæs at the Royal Palace. Princess Ingrid Alexandra features in a … Continue reading

On This Day: Death of Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho

  January 15, 2016 at 8:00 am by

King Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of King Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho, the country’s first monarch. Moshoeshoe was born in May 1938, the eldest son of Seeiso, the paramount chief of Basutoland, as Lesotho was known as prior to achieving independence from the United Kingdom in 1966. He was educated in his home country and in England. Embed from Getty Images King Moshoeshoe II as a young man … Continue reading

Princess Stéphanie Joined By Daughter Pauline At 40th Circus Festival

  January 14, 2016 at 8:53 pm by

Princess Stephanie and Pauline Ducret at the opening night of the 40th International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo; 14-01-2016

Monaco’s Princess Stéphanie was joined by her elder daughter Pauline tonight for the opening evening of the 40th International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo, one of the Princess’s patronages. First held in 1974 when arranged by Prince Rainier III, Stéphanie’s father, the festival showcases circus acts from around the world. Embed from Getty Images The Princess, who earlier in the week gave an interview to Nice-Martin about the festival saying that this year’s … Continue reading

Peter Phillips Promotes The Patron’s Lunch To Celebrate Queen’s Birthday

  January 14, 2016 at 4:21 pm by

Peter Phillips on The Mall to promote The Patron's Lunch; 14-01-2016

Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, took to The Mall today outside Buckingham Palace to promote The Patron’s Lunch which will be held in June as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. 10,000 people will attend the street party on June 12  – 9,000 tickets will be allocated to the Queen’s 600+ charities, while the remaining 1,000 will go on sale to the general public following a ballot. The tickets … Continue reading

Princess Haya Awarded Local Sports Personality Award

  January 14, 2016 at 2:31 pm by

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Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, was honoured with the ‘Local Sports Personality’ award today. Princess Haya received a standing ovation as she accepted the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards from Sheikh Mohammad. HRH Received the award in her recognition of her contribution to equestrian sport. Princess … Continue reading

Guillaume and Stephanie Visit The Namur Factory

  January 14, 2016 at 10:55 am by

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The Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg today paid a visit to the production factory of one of the purveyors to the Grand Ducal Court, Namur. Guillaume and Stephanie toured the production floor, where they saw a range of different products that Namur produces, including breads, cakes and chocolates. The couple sampled a few of the offerings and Guillaume even picked up a piping bag and tried his hand at adding … Continue reading

Dutch New Year’s Receptions

  January 13, 2016 at 4:29 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander arrive at the Royal Palace for the New Year's Reception; 12-01-2015

The Dutch Royal Family attended the Annual New Year’s Receptions on January 12 and 13. The first reception, on Tuesday, was held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima were accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix and Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven. At the reception were present Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Ministers, political leaders and members of the Dutch … Continue reading

Queen Rania’s Busy Day In Brussels

  January 12, 2016 at 5:13 am by

Queen Rania

Queen Rania was in Brussels to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis. Queen Rania started her day meeting with Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel. The discussed the Syrian refugee crisis and ways to help. Queen Rania wore a printed purple and black dress matched with a cropped cardigan, hair pinned half back and black pumps and a black handbag. After the meeting, The PM tweeted ‘Interesting meeting with @QueenRania on Syrian … Continue reading

The Cambridges Join The Queen and Prince Philip For Gallipoli Memorial

  January 10, 2016 at 3:35 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Gallipoli Memorial at Sandringham; 10-01-2016

Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign’s end today. Also in attendance were the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents and siblings, as well as Lady Penny Bradbourne. Embed from Getty Images The Duke of Edinburgh is patron of the Gallipoli Association. The Gallipoli Campaign … Continue reading

Birthday Concert for Luxembourg’s Former Grand Duke Jean

  January 9, 2016 at 9:38 pm by

Grand Duke Jean, surrounded by his family, prepares to cut his 95th birthday cake; 09-01-2015

Luxembourg’s former head of state, Grand Duke Jean, has celebrated his 95th birthday with a concert at the Grande-Duchesse Joséphine-Charlotte Concert Hall tonight. The Grand Duke – whose actual birthday is on January 5 – was joined by his entire immediate family, as well as relatives and close friends from other royal houses (King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Sofia of Spain, Prince El … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cambridge’s 34th Birthday

  January 9, 2016 at 6:00 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge

On January 9, the Duchess of Cambridge celebrates her thirty fourth birthday. Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, better known as Kate, was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. She is the eldest child of Michael and Carole (née Goldsmith) Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge has two younger siblings: Philippa “Pippa” (b. 1983) and James (1987). Whilst her mother was working as an air hostess in Jordan, … Continue reading

Princess Ashraf Pahlavi Passes Away Aged 96

  January 8, 2016 at 5:42 am by

Princess Ashraf Pahlavi

Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, the twin sister of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza, passed away on January 7, it has been announced. The Princess, who was born in October 1919 as the fourth child of Reza Shah Pahlavi and Queen Tadj ol-Molouk, died of “old age” in her sleep in her European home, close advisor Robert F. Armao told The New York Times. Embed from Getty Images Princess Ashraf in New York, … Continue reading

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