Princess Beatrix Visits Arikok National Park

  March 31, 2017 at 5:11 pm by

Princess Beatrix

Princess Beatrix on Friday took part in the official handover of the Spanish Lagoon to the authority of Arikok National Park during her visit to Aruba. The 70-hectare area sits on the tip of the Arikok National Park and is “one of the largest natural lagoons in the Caribbean”. It is home to a large variety of flora and fauna specifies, and is an important location on the island due … Continue reading

Charles Concludes Romanian Visit, Joins Camilla For Italian Leg

  March 31, 2017 at 4:27 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

The Prince of Wales finished the Romanian leg of his and the Duchess of Cornwall’s European tour today, beginning with a walking tour of Bucharest’s Old Town. Valentin Mandache, an architectural historian, led the Prince through the Old Town, showing him the different buildings and styles – and a statue of Vlad the Impaler. They also visited the Stavropoleos Church, where Father Iustin Marchis gave him a tour of the … Continue reading

Bhutan’s Adorable Snow Prince

  March 31, 2017 at 10:18 am by

Prince Jigme Namgyel of Bhutan with his father and grandfather

A new photo of the 13-month-old son of the King and Queen of Bhutan has been released as the April 2017 monthly calendar by Yellow. The photo shows Prince Jigme Namgyel in an adorable blue, white and green snowsuit holding the hands of his father, King Jigme Khesar, and paternal grandfather, King Jigme Singye. It was taken during the “unexpected” snowfall that Bhutan saw in March. A wonderful kupar of His Majesty … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Flowers Laid For The Queen Mother

  March 31, 2017 at 7:00 am by

Flowers at Clarence House following the death of the Queen Mother

March 31, 2002: Outside the gates of Clarence House, members of the public lay flowers following the announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother the day before. Floral tributes were also laid outside St James’s Palace. Her Majesty was 101 years old when she died.

Henrik and Athena Open The New Bakken Season

  March 30, 2017 at 6:32 pm by

Prince Henrik and Princess Athena

Two of Denmark’s royal youngsters – Prince Henrik and Princess Athena – got a taste of a typically royal task today: presiding over a royal opening. The two were in charge of opening the 2017 season of the Bakken amusement part in the woods of Dyrehaven. Accompanied by their parents, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, seven-year-old Henrik and five-year-old Athena turned the key of the park’s main gates before taking a … Continue reading

Prince Charles Continues Strengthening Relationship With Romania On Second Day Of Visit

  March 30, 2017 at 5:43 pm by

Prince Charles in Romania

The Prince of Wales has continued his official visit to Romania today, focusing today on the culture of the Balkan nation. He began at Bucharest’s Village Museum, a popular tourist attraction that promotes Romania’s cultural heritage. Here, Charles toured the museum, viewing different traditional crafts. The Prince absolutely delighted locals when he joined in on a traditional folk dance. Afterwards, Prince Charles visited the Vacaresti Nature Park where rangers walked him … Continue reading

A Smile For The Caribbean: Princess Beatrix Begins Three Day Visit To Aruba

  March 30, 2017 at 5:12 pm by

Princess Beatrix

Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands began her three-day visit to the Caribbean island of Aruba, arriving in the tiny nation with a large smile on her face. Her first engagement was at the University of Aruba. The Princess, whose arrival outfit and day outfit were both in shades of blue, was present for a youth debate arranged by the Aruban Youth Parliament to debate the topics, ‘Economics vs Nature’ and ‘Tourism … Continue reading

Spain’s Queen Visits Soria For Princess of Girona Foundation Award Ceremony

  March 30, 2017 at 2:20 pm by

Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia of Spain today visited the city of Soria where she attended the award ceremony for the 2017 Princess of Girona Foundation ‘Social’ prize. Miriam Reyes Oliva is the winner for this year, in recognition of her work in founding the non-government organisation Visual Apprentice that aims to ensure that “children with autism have the tools to reach their full potential”.  Over the course of the day following the … Continue reading

Queen Silvia Purchases First Mayflower Pin of 2017

  March 30, 2017 at 10:47 am by

Queen Silvia

As patron of the Mayflower Charity Foundation, Queen Silvia of Sweden on Thursday purchased the first of the charity’s fundraising pins for 2017, as she has for many years. This year the launch took place at the Maltesholm School in Hässelby. The Queen, wearing a lovely red suit that matched the 2017 pin, received her pin from this year’s designer, Miranda Nilsson, and Zacharias Arrach. The Mayflower Charity Foundation works “to improve … Continue reading

Philippe and Mathilde Add Their Names To The Fredensborg Windows

  March 30, 2017 at 8:46 am by

Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

The Belgian King and Queen have completed their state visit to Denmark this morning, and before they departed from Amalienborg in Copenhagen, they partook in a unique tradition of the Danish Royal Family. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde became the latest in a long, illustrious line of individuals to sign their names on panes of glass that will be fitted to an existing window frame of Fredensborg Palace. The window … Continue reading

Princess Maria Collects ‘Most Influential Female’ Award on Sister’s Behalf

  March 30, 2017 at 6:57 am by

Princess Maria of Romania

On March 29, Princess Maria of Romania attended a gala dinner hosted by Forbes Romania that celebrated women in the country. The ‘Gala Forbes Women’ is held annually, and the Princess was present this year to accept an award on behalf of her elder sister, Crown Princess Margareta, who has been named ‘Most Influential Female’ in Romania. The Crown Princess also received the same award in 2016. Crown Princess Margareta … Continue reading

Belgian State Visit to Denmark: Day Two

  March 29, 2017 at 7:13 pm by

King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik

The second day of the state visit started today, Wednesday March 29, with separate events for the Royal Couples. In the morning His Majesty King Philippe, accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik, paid a visit to Copenhagen City Hall where they were received by the Lord Mayor, Frank Jensen. The King and the Crown Prince attended a presentation about smart urban solutions and renewable energy and the King also signed the … Continue reading

Prince Charles Begins ‘Brexit’ Tour of Europe in Romania

  March 29, 2017 at 4:47 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Romanian President

The Prince of Wales has embarked on a week-long tour of Europe, starting on Wednesday March 29 in Romania. His first engagement after landing in Bucharest was at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where he laid a wreath in memory of soldiers who lost their lives fighting for Romania. The Prince also spoke with British military personnel who are currently stationed at the NATO Headquarters in Bucharest. It was … Continue reading

Middle Eastern Leaders Attend Arab League Summit In Amman

  March 29, 2017 at 3:27 pm by

Leaders of the Arab world attend the 28th Arab League Summit

King Abdullah II of Jordan was the hosting head of state of the 28th Arab League Summit held on Wednesday in Amman. Among those attending the summit were King Salman bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia; King Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain; the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani; and the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al … Continue reading

Prince William Honours Slain Policeman At National Memorial Arboretum

  March 29, 2017 at 11:33 am by

The Duke of Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge paid tribute to the Metropolitan Police officer killed in last week’s Westminster terrorist attack during a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on Wednesday. “For PC Keith Palmer and all those who have served our community so valiantly; your legacy is our way of life,” read the card pinned to wreath of flowers the Duke laid in the Police Memorial Garden at the Arboretum. … Continue reading

Diamonds For All: Royal Ladies Sparkle During Danish-Belgian State Visit Gala

  March 28, 2017 at 10:19 pm by

Queen Mathilde, Queen Margrethe and King Philippe

Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark hosted on Tuesday evening a gala banquet at Christiansborg Palace in honour of the Belgian King and Queen on the first day of their state visit. The four royal ladies present – Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie – all brought sparkle to their evening gowns with tiaras from the royal vaults: the Danish Queen wore the diamond and pearl … Continue reading

State Visit from Argentina to The Netherlands: Last Day

  March 28, 2017 at 9:34 pm by

The Dutch and Argentine Heads of State

The second and last day of the State Visit from Argentina started today, Tuesday March 28, with separate events for President Macri and his wife Juliana Awada, who had a busy schedule with Her Majesty Queen Máxima. The first event for the Queen and First Lady was a working visit to the Oranje Huis (Orange House) in Amsterdam. The Orange House is a women’s shelter for combating domestic violence created by … Continue reading

Green Lace For Catherine At NPG Portrait Gala

  March 28, 2017 at 7:53 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge this evening was guest of honour at the London National Portrait Gallery’s annual Portrait Gala. She was given a tour of several exhibitions, including ‘Behind the Mask, Another Mask’, during the evening. Pieces that were also specifically commissioned for the Gala were also on display. Catherine debuted a new forest green lace gown from Temperley London, worn with a pair of large drop Kiki McDonough earrings, for the event, … Continue reading

Death of Infanta Alicia, Dowager Duchess of Calabria

  March 28, 2017 at 4:56 pm by

Infanta Alicia

The Dowager Duchess of Calabria, born a Princess of Bourbon-Parma in 1917, died on March 28 in Madrid. She was 99 years old. Infanta Alicia was the wife of the Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria, whom she married in 1936. The couple had three children: Princess Teresa María, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria, and Princess Inés María. The Infanta outlived her husband by 53 years, and her only son by 17 months. … Continue reading

Court Ruling: King Albert II Not Delphine Boël’s Father

  March 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm by

Delphine Boel

A Brussels court has today ruled that Delphine Boël has not satisfied their requirements to forfeit her paternity in her years-long quest to be recognised as the biological daughter of King Albert II of Belgium.  “The Court considers that, given the importance and during of the affective reality revealed by the possession of an existing state between Ms D. Boël and Mr J. Boël [Jacques Boël, Delphine’s legal father] and that the role of filiation … Continue reading

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