Royal Glasshouses in Laeken Open to Raise Money For Queen’s Fund

  March 2, 2016 at 5:07 am by

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The beautiful royal glasshouses of Laeken Palace, Brussels will be opened from April 15th to May 6th. A visit will cost 2,50 Euros. The proceeds will go to the Queen’s Fund, a foundation that helps Belgian families in need. Queen Fabiola left her entire estate to this fund, as became clear last month. The glasshouses were built by king Leopold II and store a remarkable collection of exotic plants and flowers. … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Poses With Her Ladies

  March 2, 2016 at 4:55 am by

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Queen Máxima of The Netherlands posed at her home, Villa Eikenhorst in Wassenaar, with her four ladies-in-waiting for  a special picture.  Since 2013 the number of ladies-in-waiting has been reduced as Queen Beatrix – as reigning monarch- needed more of them. King Willem-Alexander also posed for a photo with his 14 chambarlains. The ladies are, from left to right: Baroness M.L.A. (Bibi) van Zuylen van Nijevelt, née Jonkvrouwe den Beer … Continue reading

Duke of Anjou and Duchess of Cadaval Take Daughter on First Ski Vacation

  March 2, 2016 at 4:29 am by

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Prince Charles-Philippe d’Orléans, Duke of Anjou and his wife Diane, Duchess of Cadaval shared some phots of their skiing trip on social media. The Duke said it is the first time their daugher Princess Isabelle is learning to ski. The family went to the ski resort of Baqueira-Beret, in the Spanish Pyrenees. Although there was a lot of snow, the winter sun failed to get through. The duke, duchess and … Continue reading

Mathilde Looks Lovely in Pink During Hospital Visit

  March 2, 2016 at 4:29 am by

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Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the Queen Astrid Military Hospital of Neder-over-Heembeek near Brussels. The Queen looked lovely in a pale pink outfit, probably by her favourite designer Natan. The 7th Queen of the Belgians got a tour of the hopital, mainly focussing on a center of burn wounds and a center for phychological care. The latter must have been interesting for the Queen, who studied psychology at the Catholic … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – January and February 2016

  March 2, 2016 at 12:00 am by

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With the new year, we thought it would be a nice idea to post again a monthly blog entry with the main updates from the Royal Genealogy threads. So, here we are… Births: 2016 started with the birth, on 7 January, of Kareemah Talhouni, daughter of Nasser Talhouni and of his wife Princess Nejla bint Asem of Jordan. Later that month, on 16 January, Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor (the … Continue reading

Frederik and Mary’s Third Day in Saudi Arabia

  March 1, 2016 at 8:22 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary in Saudi Arabia; 01-03-2016

On their third and final day in Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary had a number of joint and solo events before finishing the day at a reception at the Danish Ambassador’s residence. First, the couple were given a tour of the King Abdullah Financial District construction zone, which has a Danish architect behind its design. Successful trip! #princessmary #kronprinsessemary #kronprinsessan #denmark #crownprincessmary #danishroyals #royals #royalty #prinzessin #princessmaryofdenmark … Continue reading

Haakon and Mette-Marit Visit Alna

  March 1, 2016 at 5:31 pm by

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Crown Prince Haakon and  Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway visited the city of Alna today. They went to this city close to the Norwegian capital to open a new library and activity center. The couple met with toddlers from a local school, with whom they talked about books. The Crown Princess told the press she was impressed with the new library. She also added that she herself only became interested … Continue reading

Princess Alexia Released From Hospital

  March 1, 2016 at 3:18 pm by

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King Willem-Alexander posted some good news about his second daughter on Facebook: Princess Alexia has been released from hospital in Austria. He added she will now have to work on her rehabilitation and that she will be walking with the help of crutches for a while. The King also thanked everybody who shared their well wishes. The princess broke her leg last saturday during the family winter sport vacation in  … Continue reading

Controversy Around Beatrix Sailboat Coninues: Costs Estimated at 1,5 Million Euros

  March 1, 2016 at 11:11 am by

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The controversy around the maintenance costs of Princess Beatrix’s sail boat, the ‘Groene Draeck’ (Green Dragon), continues. Beatrix received the boat for her 18th birthday in 1957 from the Dutch state. The gift consisted of two parts: the boat itself and the promise to maintain the boat. Since a few years members of parliament have started to question the maintenance costs of the boat. They were considered too high and … Continue reading

Death of the 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

  March 1, 2016 at 8:28 am by

Michael Fergus Bowes-Lyon, 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

The 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Michael Fergus Bowes-Lyon, died on Saturday in London at the age of 58 after a long battle with cancer. He was a first cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth, his father Fergus was one of the Queen Mother’s nephews (Michael served as one of the Queen Mother’s Pages during the 1970s). Michael was born in 1957 and studied at Eton College and the … Continue reading

Cover Girl: Lady Amelia Windsor Appears on Tatler

  March 1, 2016 at 8:07 am by

Lady Amelia Windsor, as photographed for Tatler

The British Royal Family has another cover girl in its midst, with 20-year-old Lady Amelia Windsor appearing on the cover of April’s Tatler. Wearing an elaborate jacquard floral dress from British fashion house Erdem, the younger daughter of the Earl of St Andrews – and a granddaughter of the Duke of Kent – is dubbed the “most beautiful member of the royal family” by the magazine in its headline. Previous royal … Continue reading

Princess Theodora Talks About Family and Career

  March 1, 2016 at 6:57 am by

** ** Princess Theodora Of Greece Arriving At A Gala Dinner At Christiansborg Palace To Celebrate 40 Years On The Throne Of Queen Margrethe Ii Of Denmark In Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Julian Parker/Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

Princess Theodora of Greece gave an interview to ‘Global Perspectives’. She talked about her acting carreer and shares her experiences of being a royal. The princess is a daughter of former king Constantine II of Greece, a niece of the Queen of Denmark, a 1st cousin of the king of Spain and a goddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II. Theodora says that her family has been very supportive of her unusual … Continue reading

Stork Watch in Sweden Can Begin

  March 1, 2016 at 4:50 am by

Princess Estelle, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel celebrate Victoriadagen in Oland; 14-07-2015

It is the 1st of March, which means we can look forward to the birth of the new baby of Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel very soon. The Princess told in an interview in September that she was expecting her child in the beginning of March. Queen Silvia must be looking forward to her new grandchild too. Her first official activity is only on April 5th. According to … Continue reading

Frederik and Mary’s Second Day in Saudi Arabia

  February 29, 2016 at 10:49 pm by

Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik in Saudi Arabia; 29-02-2016

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary had the first official day of their business delegation visit to Saudi Arabia today, as they opened the Danish Saudi Business Forum at the Hotel Al Faisaliah in Riyadh. The Crown Prince delivered a keynote speech to mark the opening of the forum, which aims to help “create growth and jobs in Denmark” through the export market. The couple also toured the forum, chatting with a … Continue reading

A Bridal Tiara for Princess Alix?

  February 29, 2016 at 6:02 pm by

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This summer will see the wedding of Princess Alix de Ligne and Count Guillaume de Dampierre. And one intriguing question that arises before any aristocratic wedding is: Will the bride wear a tiara, and which tiara will that be? It’s not likely that Princess Alix de Ligne will wear the Chaumet tiara which she presents in the pictures below, at the International Evening of the Child Gala at Versailles, France, … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe II Gives Personal Tour Of Palaces

  February 29, 2016 at 5:07 pm by

Queen Margrethe on the balcony of the Aarhus City Hall to celebrate her 75th birthday; 08-04-2015

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II has opened the doors of her palaces to the Danish television station DR and their viewers. She will personally act as tour guide for a documentary about the Danish royal palaces. The first part will be about Amalienborg in Copenhagen and will be shown next sunday. The three other episodes will be focussed on Marselisborg, Frederiksborg and Gråsten. According to Billed Bladet, Her Majesty knows a … Continue reading

Dom Duarte Honours Rowdy History of Royal Town

  February 29, 2016 at 12:59 pm by

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Dom Duarte, Duke of Bragança and head of the Portuguese Royal Family, visited the town of Salvaterra de Magos, near Santarém, north of Lisbon. The duke went to the village to open an exposition about the royal history of the village on saturday. This history dates back to April 1383, when the marriage contract between Princess Beatrice of Porugal and King John I of Castile and Léon was signed in … Continue reading

Archduke Imre And Archduchess Kathleen Welcome Second Daughter

  February 29, 2016 at 10:20 am by

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Archduke Imre and Archduchess Kathleen have become parents for the second time. On February 24th Kathleen gave birth to a healthy daughter. The new Archduchess has been named Magdalena and is the fifth grandchild for Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg and her husband Archduke Carl Christian. Magdalena is also the eighth great-grandchild for Grand Duke Jean. Archduke Imre was born on December 8, 1985 and is the eldest son and second … Continue reading

Princess Lilly Goes To Hollywood … And Shows Off Her Shoes

  February 29, 2016 at 8:40 am by

attends Bulgari at the 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.

Princess Lilly of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg attended Elton John’s 24th annual AIDS Foundation Oscar’s Viewing Party in West-Hollywood. The event was sponsored by jeweller Bulgari, for which the bubbly princess is a brand ambassador. Princess Lilly -short for Marie-Louise- married Fürst Alexander of Schaumburg-Lippe in 1993. The couple had one son, Heinrich-Donatus (b. 1994), before they divorced in 2002. The princess remarried in 2003 to the American designer Lambros Milona. Together they … Continue reading

Flowers Delight the Princesses!

  February 29, 2016 at 5:40 am by

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This weekend, Their Imperial Highness Princess Kiko of Akishino and her eldest daughter Princess Mako of Akishino attended the annual Japan Flower Design Award for 2016, which took place in the city of Kyoto, the former Imperial capital of Japan. The princesses both looked serene and elegant in cream-coloured suits,  each wearing a simple pearl necklace and a diamond brooch.     Japan is renowned for its unusual and interesting floral displays, most … Continue reading

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