Queen Mathilde Visits A Psychiatric Hospital

  March 18, 2016 at 12:16 pm by

Queen Mathilde

During the week of cares, Queen Mathilde of Belgium visits the Asster psychiatric hospital today in Sint-Truiden. The Limburg Province governor Herman Reynders welcomed Queen Mathilde upon her arrival to the hospital. Queen Mathilde toured the hospital and spoke to the staff. The hospital were happy of The Queen’s visit and they hope that the visit will encourage people not see mental health as a taboo. Embed from Getty Images

Duchess of Cambridge Opens New EACH Shop in Norfolk

  March 18, 2016 at 9:20 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge opens EACH's new store in Holt; 18-03-2016

As patron of the East Anglia Children’s Hospices, the Duchess of Cambridge this morning officially opened their new charity store in Holt, Norfolk. Greeted by a crowd of local school children, Kate – wearing a blue tweed coat from M Missoni – was shown around the store by 11-year-old EACH patient Rebekah, browsing the clothing racks and claiming a penguin brooch as her favourite item in the store. HRH was taken on … Continue reading

Prince Leka of Albania Announces Wedding Date

  March 18, 2016 at 8:20 am by

Prince Leka of Albania and his fiancé Elia Zaharia

Prince Leka of Albania, the head of the House of Zogu, the final ruling house of Albania, has announced that he will marry his long-time fiancé Elia Zaharia on October 8. The announcement took place last night at the Cercle de l’Union Interalliée in Paris, during a meeting that included the Albanian Ambassador to France, Dritan Tola, and journalists Stephane Bern and Frederic Mitterrand. Leka and Elia, who were engaged in … Continue reading

Prince Harry: Being Pulled From Afghanistan Left Me Broken

  March 18, 2016 at 5:51 am by

Prince Harry interviewed by Good Morning America

In an interview with Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts, Prince Harry revealed how being pulled from his first tour of duty in Afghanistan left him feeling broken. “I felt as though I was really achieving something…I’d done everything I could to get out there. Literally, being plucked out of my team. And there was an element of me thinking, ‘I’m an officer, I’m leaving my soldiers. And it’s not my own decision’,” … Continue reading

Charlène, Albert and the Twins Pose for Paris Match

  March 18, 2016 at 5:19 am by

Princess Charlene with Jacques and Gabriella in Gstaad

The Prince and Princess of Monaco have appeared in this week’s Paris Match, which included a number of darling photographs of their 15-month-old twins, Jacques and Gabriella. The photos were taken in Gstaad, as the family had their winter vacation – the twins rugged up warm while either sitting on their mother’s lap in a horse-drawn sleigh, or as she pulled them around the slopes on a toboggan. And they wouldn’t be … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Meet the Portuguese President

  March 17, 2016 at 11:00 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

King Felipe of Spain and Queen Letizia received the Portugal President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, at the Royal Palace in Madrid. The newly sworn-in President posed for pictures with the King and Queen before talks were held with King Felipe. An official dinner was held in his honor. To the event, Queen Letizia wore a knee length black outfit, she matched it with simple black pumps and a simple hairdo. … Continue reading

Zdravo! Charles and Camilla in Serbia

  March 17, 2016 at 9:02 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales on their second day in Serbia; 17-03-2016

Following their two days in Croatia, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have now spent two days in neighbouring Serbia. The couple were officially welcomed in Belgrade on Wednesday by President Tomislav Nikolic before setting off for a memorial ceremony at the Belgrade New Cemetery, where the Prince laid a wreath in honour of all the soldiers who died in Belgrade during World War Two. It was then over to the … Continue reading

Belgium’s Monarchs Visit Media Company, Test Out Green Screen

  March 17, 2016 at 4:20 pm by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe during their time on the green screen as they visit RTL; 17-03-2016

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde today paid a visit to the RTL House studios in Brussels, where they were shown a number of aspects of the media company’s work, including a visit to the studios of Place Royale where they got to try out the green screen. Visite au studio de @RTLPlaceRoyale pic.twitter.com/biVhxdh8xZ — Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) March 17, 2016 The monarchs met many directors and staff during their visit, … Continue reading

Prince William Presents Shamrocks to Irish Guards (As Kate Stays Home With the Kids)

  March 17, 2016 at 1:21 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge attends the St Patrick's Day parade with the Irish Guards; 17-03-2016

As Colonel of the Irish Guards, the Duke of Cambridge today presented the regiment with sprigs of shamrock to mark St Patrick’s Day, the day of the Guards’ traditional regimental celebration. Over 600 Irish Guards were present at the event held at the Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow. He distributed the shamrocks to warrant officers, and pinned a sprig to the Guards’ mascot, Domhnall the wolfhound. After posing for a group photograph … Continue reading

Lions, Tigers and … HM? Elizabeth and Philip Open New Zoo Enclosure

  March 17, 2016 at 10:47 am by

Prince Philip and the Queen during their visit to the London Zoo; 17-03-2016

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip got up close to a quartet of Asiatic lions today as they officially opened the London Zoo’s new Land Of The Lions enclosure. The lions are an endangered species which originate from the Indian state of Gujarat. Wearing a pale blue outfit and a very jaunty matching hat, the Queen was smiling brightly as she declared the new enclosure open and unveiled a plaque to commemorate the … Continue reading

On This Day: Princess Patricia of Connaught is Born

  March 17, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Princess Patricia of Connaught, ca. 1908

Today marks the 130th anniversary of the birth of Princess Patricia of Connaught, one of Queen Victoria’s numerous granddaughters. Having been born on St Patrick’s Day in 1886, Patricia – or Patsy as she was known by her family – was the youngest of three children born to Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Princess Luise Margaret of Prussia and was one of the few British royals of the era to … Continue reading

Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel Attend Second Prince Friso Engineers Awards

  March 16, 2016 at 11:30 pm by

Dutch royals

Today, Wednesday March 16, Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the second edition of the Prince Friso Engineers Awards at the Inholland University of Applied Sciencies in Delft. The award this year went to Tim Horeman-Franse, a BioMechanical Engineering with a PhD-research at the BioMechEng and Gynaecology department of the TU-Delft and Leiden medical centre. He is currently Director of Operations and Technology at TU Delft spin-off Medi Loved BV and … Continue reading

Special Meetings In Romania

  March 16, 2016 at 2:54 pm by

Întâlnire cu Alteța Sa Regală Principesa Moștenitoare Margareta 2

As previously reported, Crown Princess Margarita of Romania returned to Romania in order to cary out her duties as Custodian of the Crown, following the announcement that her father, King Mihai had transferred his duties to her following his recent health problems. During the last few days, the princess has met both the President of Romania and the Romanian Prime Minister. The purpose of both meetings was to discuss, amongst … Continue reading

A New Tiara for Crown Princess Mary

  March 16, 2016 at 2:24 pm by

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Yesterday evening tiaras came out in Copenhagen when Queen Margrethe hosted a festive dinner for Art and Culture. Crown Princess Mary used the occasion to wear a new diamond tiara for the first time. The diamond tiara obviously is an antique jewel, but the origins are unknown. It hasn’t been seen on a member of the royal family before, so it can be assumed that it was newly acquired for, … Continue reading

New Bulletin: King Mihai Released from Hospital

  March 16, 2016 at 6:31 am by

King Mihai of Romania

A bulletin on the health of 94-year-old King Mihai I of Romania was released yesterday, stating that the former monarch has been released from the Swiss hospital he has been in for the past 17 days. “The King’s general condition is stable. Considering the severity of the diagnosis [leukaemia], treatment and the recovery process will be length and will require close supervision,” the bulletin read. He will continue to be monitored … Continue reading

Spain’s King and Queen Visit Puerto Rico

  March 16, 2016 at 3:12 am by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia at the opening of the 7th International Congress on the Spanish Language in Puerto Rico; 15-03-2016

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia have travelled to Puerto Rico to attend the opening of the  7th International Congress of the Spanish Language, which began at the Convention Centre in Miramar yesterday. The couple were officially welcomed by the island’s Governor, Alejandro García Padilla, and his wife. King Felipe delivered a speech at the event, before he and Letizia – who was wearing a very smart pale pink skirt suit … Continue reading

Art & Culture Gala in Copenhagen Sees A Tiara Debut

  March 15, 2016 at 10:19 pm by

Crown Princess Mary debuts a new tiara at a gala for arts and culture; 15-03-2016

Queen Margrethe of Denmark may have been the host of this evening’s gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace for members of the art and culture community, but one of her daughters-in-law stole the show in a brand new diamond tiara. Crown Princess Mary opted to use the event for her new tiara’s debut, though it is not the first time the piece has been seen on the 44-year-old – she first … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla’s Balkan Tour: Day Two

  March 15, 2016 at 8:03 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in Croatia; 15-03-2016

On the second day of their visit to Croatia as part of their tour of the Balkans, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall met with a number of different segments of the community. They began their day in Tvrđa where they visited the Intangible Cultural Festival, touring the stalls selling produce and handmade goods. Charles and Camilla also watched several performances by traditional local folklore groups. Also on the … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Attend The ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2016

  March 15, 2016 at 5:38 pm by

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Today, Tuesday March 15, Princess Margriet along with Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien attended at the ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2016 at the Stadsschouwburg Theater in Amsterdam. The laureates of the eighth edition of the awards were: theatre-makers and community developers Krétakör from Budapest and citizen laboratory for digital culture Medialab-Prado Madrid. Krétakör is a contemporary art center and a production company and the artistic director is Árpád Schilling. Medialab-Prado is … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander Presents The Military Order Of William

  March 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm by

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Today, Tuesday March 15, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Maxima, handed out the Military Order of William to the special forces Commando Corps (KCT) in a ceremony held in the courtyard of the Parliament Building in The Hague. The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the Dutch Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert were present. Op het #Binnenhof krijgt het Korps Commandotroepen de Militaire Willems-Orde uitgereikt https://t.co/93WHkK3kBI pic.twitter.com/PL7nkENa4W … Continue reading

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