New Website Presents Centuries-Old Dutch Royal Collection

  February 2, 2016 at 6:34 am by

Dutch Royal House

The Dutch Royal Court yesterday set live a new website specifically for the Royal Archives. With 300 objects currently loaded on to the site, dating back to 1490, the purpose of the website is to provide the reader with a “virtual path of the cultural heritage of the House of Orange-Nassau”. Among the items of the Archives shown on the website at present include the former Queen Beatrix’s inauguration gown, … Continue reading

Kate To Give First Interview To Celebrate Queen’s 90th Birthday

  February 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge will take part in her first interview since becoming a member of the royal family, in a two-hour film to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday. Kate will appear alongside Prince William, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in the documentary The Queen at Ninety (working title) produced by ITV. It will air in the northern spring, offering a “fresh insight into the monarch’s life and work.” Her … Continue reading

Aptly In Red, Crown Princess Mary Attends Red Cross Networking Event

  February 1, 2016 at 3:56 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visits the Red Cross centre in Slagelse; 01-02-2016

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today participated in a networking event at the Danish Red Cross centre in Slagelse, for adults who suffer from loneliness and are separated from society. Mary – wearing a deep red blouse and black trousers – joined in the meeting and spoke with a number of local adults taking up the offer of the Værket project, which is a joint effort between the Danish Red Cross and The … Continue reading

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie Becomes President Of Mudam

  February 1, 2016 at 12:25 pm by

Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy in Elie Saab at her pre-wedding gala banquet; 19-10-2012

It has been announced by the Ministry of Culture that Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie has been named as the president of the administrative board of the Musée d’art moderne Grand-Duc Jean. The Duchess joins several other members on the board. The museum was opened in 2006 and is a museum dedicated to contemporary art. This is the fourth patronage for the Duchess since marrying three years ago. For more on … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, January 25-31,2016

  February 1, 2016 at 12:08 pm by

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This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image of a few outfits in this week’s poll. Voting closes on February 6.  

Spanish Court Declares Infanta Cristina WILL Face Trial

  January 29, 2016 at 7:39 pm by

Infanta Cristina during the first day of trial earlier in January

The three judges presiding over the Nóos corruption trial in Palma de Mallorca have declared that Infanta Cristina will have to face two charges of tax fraud, as they feel the Bótin doctrine does not apply to her as they believe her to have been a “necessary cooperator” in the alleged crime. Infanta Cristina will now return to court on February 9 with the other 17 defendants in the case, … Continue reading

Prince Harry Cheers On Britain’s Next Invictus Champions

  January 29, 2016 at 5:12 pm by

Prince Harry at the Invictus Games trial; 29-01-2016

At the University of Bath Sports Training Village today, Prince Harry cheered on from the sidelines as wounded veterans battled it out for places on Britain’s team for the Invictus Games that will take place in May in Orlando. Embed from Getty Images The royal – who put together the first edition of the sporting event for injured servicemen, women and veterans in 2014 – spent much time chatting and laughing … Continue reading

Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit Konviktsgaart Retirement Home

  January 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm by

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Hereditary Grand Duke Guiallaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie visited yesterday the Konviktsgaart retirement home. During the couple’s visit, they attended a musical concert which was organized by the aid foundation of the nursing home. The concert was by “Ecouter pour Mieux s’Entendre” foundation. They bring music to people who dont have access to them like nursing homes, hospitals and educational centers. During the visit, Princess Stéphanie wore a black … Continue reading

Belgian Royals Are Looking For Balance

  January 29, 2016 at 3:51 am by

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of The Belgians continued their never-ending circle of New Years receptions. Yesterday they received the Belgian authorities at the Royal Palace in Brussels. Princess Astrid and her husband Lorenz also attended the reception. Unsurprisingly absent were Prince Laurent and his wife and King Albert II and Queen Paola. Prince Laurent has significantly decreased his number of public events since his annual dotation has been lowered. … Continue reading

‘No Sleep’ and George Clooney: Dutch Royals Flock To Theatres Three Days In A Row

  January 29, 2016 at 3:16 am by

Princess Mabel

The Dutch theatres were a popular desitation for their country’s royals this week. Last night Princess Beatrix visited the opening night of the Holland Dance Festival in The Hague. The former monarch was accompanied by her youngest son Constantijn and his wife Laurentien, who conveniently are living in The Hague themselves. Princess Laurentien repeated a Missoni dress from 2013. Princess Beatrix wore a black outfit and a brooch from the … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Spices Up International Film Festival Rotterdam

  January 28, 2016 at 7:36 pm by

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Yesterday evening, Wednesday January 27, Queen Máxima was present at the official opening of the 45th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) at the convention center De Doelen in Rotterdam. At her arrival the Queen, who was wearing a colorful Etro jumpsuit, was welcomed by Bero Beyer and Janneke Staarink, respectively artistic director and business director of the Festival. The theme of this year’s edition is “ID Check”, a … Continue reading

Spanish State Visit To Britain Possibly Cancelled Due To Political Deadlock

  January 28, 2016 at 6:56 pm by

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Bad news for those who have been looking forward to the state visit of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain to the United Kingdom, planned for 8-10 March. Due to the post-election deadlock in Spanish politics, the Spanish government is seriously considering a cancellation of the visit. Last week the socialist party PSOE already expressed their dissatifaction about the bad timing of the visit. They expect that the … Continue reading

‘Former Prince Back In Romania To Await Birth Of Child’

  January 28, 2016 at 12:41 pm by

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Nicholas Medforth-Mills will return to Romania in February amidst controvercy to await the birth of his child, claims a Romanian news outlet. Nicholas is the grandson of ex-king Mihai of Romania (94), who changed the succession rules in 2007, which made Nicholas 3rd in line of the defunct Romanian throne . As HRH prince Nicholas of Romania he was expected to eventually succeed his grandfather, aunt and mother as head … Continue reading

Which Outfit Do You Like Best? Princess of Venice At Elie Saab And Valentino

  January 28, 2016 at 10:34 am by

ElieSaab

Royal life isn’t always a bed of roses. The Princess of Venice – French actress Clothilde Coureau- proved that yesterday while she rushed from fashion show to fashion show to have her photo taken during the Paris 2016 Houte Couture Spring/Summer fashion week. The wife of the heir to the defunct Italian throne attended the shows of Elie Saab and Valentino and even had time to change outfits and hairstyle … Continue reading

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

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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

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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

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