Dutch State Visit to New Zealand: Day 2, Christchurch

  November 8, 2016 at 12:20 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander

Today, Tuesday November 8, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima spent the second day of their state visit to New Zealand in Christchurch. The day started with a visit to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, a wildlife park and nature reserve that is dedicated to the protection from the extinction of the kiwi, a New Zealand native bird. The Royal Couple met a kiwi bird and were informed about the … Continue reading

Kensington Palace Confirms Prince Harry-Meghan Markle Relationship

  November 8, 2016 at 6:51 am by

Prince Harry; Meghan Markle

In an unprecedented statement, Kensington Palace has confirmed the relationship between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle while calling for the media to ease away from the story as the Prince is concerned for her safety. Saying that while he is aware of the public interest in his private life, Prince Harry feels the line was crossed in recent days and that “it is not right that a few months … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla’s Second Day In Abu Dhabi

  November 7, 2016 at 9:58 pm by

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have continued their tour of the Middle East today, with a day of engagements in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. First up for Prince Charles was a tour of Bu Tinah Island, seeing the ecosystems and wildlife from a dune buggy and a speedboat. He then visited Masdar City, a region known for it’s “innovation and research dedicated to … Continue reading

More Royal Visitors for Canada! Haakon and Mette-Marit Begin Four-Day Visit

  November 7, 2016 at 9:27 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit

Canada is a red-hot favourite for royal visitors in recent weeks, with a third royal visit beginning today as Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway kicked off their four-day visit. The pair were officially welcomed by Governor-General David Johnston and his wife Sharon at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, where they took a walk through the gardens and viewed a red oak tree that was planted by King … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Opens ‘Education and Vulnerability’ Conference

  November 7, 2016 at 7:05 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

Through her role with The Mary Foundation, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was invited to open the National Centre for Social Research (SFI)’s conference ‘Education and Vulnerability’ today at Copenhagen’s DGI-Byen complex. Princess Mary delivered one of the opening speeches, speaking about how The Mary Foundation has work to eliminate bullying and social exclusion in schools across Denmark. The purpose of the conference is to bring together teachers and education professionals to … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to New Zealand: Day 1, Wellington

  November 7, 2016 at 6:20 pm by

King WIllem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

At the invitation of the Governor-General of New Zealand, Dame Patsy Reddy, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began today, Monday November 7, a three-day state visit to New Zealand along with Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Henk Kamp, Minister of Economic Affairs. The Royal Couple were officially welcomed at Government House in Wellington with a traditional Maori ceremony with the performance of a pōwhiri, a traditional … Continue reading

King Abdullah II Addresses Parliament

  November 7, 2016 at 12:11 pm by

Abdullah II

His Majesty King Abdullah II opened the 1st Ordinary Session of the 18th Parliament session in Amman, Jordan. Upon arrival at the Parliament, His Majesty reviewed the guard of honor then the national anthem was played. An artillery unit fired a 21-gun salute welcoming the King. Embed from Getty Images During the opening, His Majesty gave a speech infant of the newly elected members and members of the Jordanian royal … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Continue Tour of Oman, Before Heading To The UAE

  November 6, 2016 at 4:41 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

On their second day in Oman, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had seperate engagements linked to their personal interests before they left the country for the next stop on their Middle East tour. Prince Charles had meetings with a number of representatives of Omani organisations and youth leaders that encourage community efforts; including Anisa Al Raisi, a trekker who is aiming to become the first Omani citizen … Continue reading

On This Day: Birth of Landgrave Philipp of Hesse

  November 6, 2016 at 12:11 pm by

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One hundred twenty years ago today, Prince Philipp of Hesse was born in Schloss Rumpenheim in Offenbach. The prince was the third son of Prince Friedrich Karl of Hesse and Princes Margaret of Prussia, sister of Emperor Wilhelm II and grand daughter of Britain’s Queen Victoria. The prince had a younger twin-brother, Prince Wolfgang. During his childhood the prince went to schools in England and Germany. At the beginning of … Continue reading

Pope Meets Habsburg Family

  November 6, 2016 at 11:30 am by

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Yesterday pope Francis met with members of the former Imperial family of Austria-Hungary at the Vatican. The meeting was dedicated to the theme of  ‘rediscovering family values’. In his short speech the pope referred to the Blessed emperor Charles I, who was blessed in 2004 by pope John Paul II.The pope continued: “His presence among you makes the Hapsburg family not a nostalgia of the past but, on the contrary, … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Begin Middle East Tour in Oman

  November 5, 2016 at 5:20 pm by

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have begun their week-long tour to the Middle East in Oman today, with a ceremonial welcome in Muscat a definite highlight thanks to some traditional sword dancing. Prince Charles, never one to shy away from a dance, joined in the traditional Razha dance while his wife watched on, smiling wide as he waved a sword in the air as part of the … Continue reading

Princess Marie Pays Low-Key Visit to Myanmar with Relief Charity

  November 5, 2016 at 7:04 am by

Princess Marie

As patron of DanChurchAid, Princess Marie of Denmark has this past week spent time in Myanmar, to see how the organisation’s efforts to help reduce poverty in the region is progressing. She visited the Inle Lake region, which is in central Myanmar, and saw first hand the projects DanChurchAid – a religious relief organisation that aims to help the “world’s poorest to lead a life of dignity” – is working … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Visits Nelson Trust Women’s Centre in Gloucester

  November 4, 2016 at 4:22 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge today paid a private visit to the Nelson Trust Women’s Centre in Gloucester, which provides support to women and their families with a focus on mental health, abuse and trauma, and addiction issues. She heard a number of personal stories from women who have received help from the centre in the past, and how the support made a change in their lives. She also spoke with … Continue reading

King Felipe Swears In A New Spanish Government

  November 4, 2016 at 2:17 pm by

King Felipe

After almost a full year with an official government, Spain’s new minority government led by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, was sworn in today at Zarzuela Palace in front of King Felipe VI. Thirteen ministers either swore or promised to uphold their positions in relation to the constitution during the meeting. Prime Minister Rajoy won a parliamentary vote of confidence last Saturday to form a government.

Dutch State Visit to Australia: Last Day, Brisbane

  November 4, 2016 at 12:44 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent their last day of the state visit today, Friday November 4, in the city of Brisbane. Arriving in the city yesterday evening, the King and the Queen began their visit this morning at Government House where they were officially welcomed by Paul de Jersey, Governor of the Queensland, and his wife Kaye. Then the signing of the Guest Book took place a meeting along … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: When A Queen Met The Beatles

  November 4, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

November 4, 1963: Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, wearing the Greville Diamond Tiara, attends the Royal Variety Performance at the Prince of Wales Theatre. After the show she met with the evening’s performers, including one of the biggest acts: The Beatles.

Trekking Across Bhutan with The King!

  November 4, 2016 at 5:47 am by

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During the last two weeks, His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Mangyel Wangchuck has been on an intrepid adventure by trekking across some of the most remote and difficult to access places in Bhutan. The adventure started off in Laya in the far North of the country where the King participated in an event called the Royal Highland Festival before embarking, on 20th October, with a six-day trek to Lunana across … Continue reading

The Funeral of Prince Mikasa of Japan

  November 4, 2016 at 4:19 am by

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The funeral of His Imperial Highness Prince Mikasa of Japan has taken place today at the Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo.  The solemn and sacred event was attended by  the late Prince’s widow and the Chief Mourner, Princess Yuriko, who was accompanied by her granddaughter Princess Akiko.  Other members of the Imperial Family, including Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako were also in attendance, together with Japan’s Prime Minister … Continue reading

The Duchess of White: Kate Attends Premiere of ‘Street Cat Named Bob’

  November 3, 2016 at 7:29 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge has this evening attended the premiere of A Street Cat Named Bob at the Curzon Cinema in Mayfair, which was held in support of one of her patronages, Action on Addiction. Wearing a white floor-length gown with a pleated skirt from label Self Portrait, Kate met with the actors, filmmakers and real-life inspiration behind the film, which tells the story of  James Bowen, a busker recovering from a drug addiction when he takes … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to Australia: Day 4, Sydney

  November 3, 2016 at 3:04 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander

On Thursday November 3, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their fourth day of the state visit to Australia with a business meeting along with the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), an agency that works together with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and aims to assist companies that want to invest in the Netherlands. Afterwards the Royal Couple was received by David Hurley, the Governor of the … Continue reading

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