Queen Rania Offers Valentine’s Wishes On Instagram

  February 14, 2017 at 10:56 pm by

King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan

The Queen of Jordan has wished her 2.8million Instagram followers a Happy Valentine’s Day, posting a photograph of herself and her husband King Abdullah with a cake topped with red roses. “May your hearts and homes always be filled with love and peace,” Queen Rania captioned the photograph. ربنا يجعل قلوبكم وبيوتكم دائما عامرة بالحب #حب ❤ May your hearts and homes always be filled with love and peace #Love … Continue reading

Valentine’s Red: Princess Charlène Stuns At Laureus World Sports Awards

  February 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm by

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene

On Valentine’s Day evening, the Princess of Monaco was stunning in a red Carolina Herrera evening gown as she attended the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards with her husband, Prince Albert II. The gown, with its sweetheart neckline and sweeping train, was perfect on the tall Charlène, who paired the dress with a pair of long diamond earrings. During the awards ceremony, both Prince Albert and Princess Charlène presented awards … Continue reading

Camilla Hits The Dance Floor With Charity Volunteers In Bristol

  February 14, 2017 at 4:47 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall is never one to shy away from actively taking part in her royal engagements – she is the first to try local treats on offer, happy to make purchases at small market stalls if something catches her eye, and today, took to the dance floor for some swing dancing during her visit to Bristol. Camilla was a guest of honour at the Vintage Tea Party hosted … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine Opens Nordic-Themed Children’s Library In London

  February 14, 2017 at 3:05 pm by

Princess Madeleine

Princess Madeleine of Sweden today opened the new Library Room for Children at London’s Southbank Centre. The library is one of the projects being held in 2017 as part of the ‘Nordic Matters’ festival. The Princess, who was wearing a cream blouse with floral detailing and an attached capelet with a black skirt, spent time speaking with children under the age of ten who were present for the opening, discussing with them … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Visits Oranje Fonds Program In Amsterdam

  February 14, 2017 at 2:48 pm by

Queen Maxima

Today, Tuesday February 14, Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a visit at the “Emma at Work” Foundation in the Emma Childen’s Hospital/Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. The foundation, founded in 2006, aims to help young people from fifteen years with a chronic illness or physical disability to get a work experience like a summer job, flexible or permanent job. During the visit the Queen had a roundtable meeting with the young … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cambridge Visits RAF Base To Meet Air Cadets

  February 14, 2017 at 1:12 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

On February 14, the Duchess of Cambridge visited an RAF base in Wittering, near Peterborough. She is the royal patron of the Honorary Air Commandment of the RAF Air Cadets. Kate met young cadets who were taking part in a skills development camp at the base. She had the opportunity to experience an aircraft, to which Flight Lieutenant Michael Salter, who was assisting her, said “she was extremely good – she … Continue reading

New Cyber Security Centre Opened By Queen Elizabeth in London

  February 14, 2017 at 10:52 am by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh today visited the new National Cyber Security Centre in London, where the monarch officially opened the centre. The couple were given a tour of the NCSC, whose aim is “to make the UK the safest place to live and work online by reducing cyber security risk”. They watched a staffer demonstrate how a cyber attack is handled, and visited the ‘home of the … Continue reading

King Felipe & Queen Letizia Attend Telefónica Foundation Project

  February 13, 2017 at 10:16 am by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

At the Telefónica Building in Madrid today, the King and Queen of Spain attended the closure of the Telefónica Foundation’s research project into the economic value of the Spanish language. The purpose of the research project, which has been undertaken by the Foundation for ten years, was to “quantify economically the cultural value of having our language spoken by 500 million people”.  King Felipe gave a speech at the closing event, in … Continue reading

Catherine Makes BAFTA Awards Debut in Alexander McQueen

  February 12, 2017 at 8:34 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge made her BAFTA Awards debut on Sunday evening, accompanying her husband to the prestigious event at the Royal Albert Hall. She wore a bespoke Alexander McQueen black floral evening gown with a tiered skirt and Bardot neckline. The dress was worn with a pair of statement diamond earrings with a pale pink central stone, and the diamond bracelet Queen Elizabeth received as a wedding gift from Prince … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Royal Palace of Madrid

  February 12, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Royal Palace of Madrid

Location: Madrid, Kingdom of Spain Built: 1738 to 1755 Architects: Filippo Juvarra, Giovanni Battista Sacchetti Commissioned By: Felipe V of Spain Style: Baroque / Neoclassical Rooms: 3,000 plus On The Palace Grounds: Sabatini Gardens, Campo del Moro Gardens, Royal Armoury of Madrid, Royal Pharmacy Current Owner: The Spanish State Current Use: State ceremonies hosted by the Royal Family Fun Fact: The palace sits on the site of the Royal Alcázar of Madrid which burnt down in 1734 A full list of Palace … Continue reading

New Portraits Released To Mark Princess Astrid’s 85th Birthday

  February 11, 2017 at 7:09 am by

Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner

The Norwegian Royal Court has released two new photographs of Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner to celebrate her 85th birthday on Sunday. Taken at by Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen at the Royal Palace in Oslo, the photos show the Princess with her pet dog and in full gala attire in front of a portrait of her late mother, Crown Princess Märtha. Princess Astrid was born on February 12, 1932 as the second child … Continue reading

Dutch Working Visit to Germany, Last Day: Saxony-Anhalt

  February 10, 2017 at 8:12 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

Today, Friday February 10, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima began their fourth and last day in Germany in Dessau-Rosslau, an urban district in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. There the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Staatliche Bauhaus, a school of art, design, architecture, and applied arts founded in 1919 in Weimar. This art school was the most influential modernist art school of the 20th century and since 1996 … Continue reading

‘Jorn + Munch’ Exhibition Receives Royal Opening From Queen Margrethe

  February 10, 2017 at 3:24 pm by

Queen Margrethe

The Queen of Denmark today opened the new exhibition ‘Jorn + Munch’ at Silkeborg’s Museum Jorn. Wearing a brown suit with orange pinstripes, Queen Margrethe was given a tour by curator Karen Friis of the exhibition that features 60 Asger Jorn and 46 Edvard Munch artworks that were inspired by women, love and the Nordic landscape. As she left the museum, the art-loving Queen said that the exhibition “was worth … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Opens Child Conference in Brussels

  February 10, 2017 at 10:51 am by

Queen Mathilde

Today, Friday February 10, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde opened the international conference titled ”Children and Armed Conflict” in the presence, among others, of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs Didier Reynders, and members of NATO, EU, African Union, UN, and non-governmental organizations. The conference, organized by Belgium to mark the upcoming International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers on February 12, was held … Continue reading

Princess Haya Honours Mother’s Memory With Charity Donation

  February 10, 2017 at 7:10 am by

Princess Haya

On the fortieth anniversary of her mother’s death, Princess Haya of Jordan, Sheika of Dubai announced a donation of 28million Jordanian Dinars ($USD39.5million) to the Tkiyet Um Ali, a charity whose aim is to end hunger and poverty in Jordan. “There is no more fitting way to celebrate their lives and continue their legacies by doing something they would have done themselves,” the Princess said in a statement, referencing both her … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: A Greek-Orléans Wedding In Italy

  February 10, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Princess Francoise of Orleans and Prince Christopher of Greece

February 10, 1929: In Palermo, Italy, Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark and Princess Françoise of Orléans were married in a civil wedding ceremony. Their religious ceremony, which took much negotiating due to the couple’s differing religions, took place the following day. It was the second marriage for Prince Christopher, who had married the wealthy American Nancy Leeds in 1920 (she passed away in 1923). Christopher and Françoise had one child, … Continue reading

Lady In Red: Queen Sofia Attends ‘La Traviata’ Opera In Valencia

  February 9, 2017 at 7:59 pm by

Queen Sofia

At the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia on Thursday evening, Queen Sofia of Spain attended a performance of the Giuseppe Verdi opera La Traviata. The Queen posed for photos on the red carpet with fashion designer Valentino Garavani, who designed the costumes of the opera, actress Monica Bellucci, and tenor Plácido Domingo. Sofia Coppola directed this version of the opera. Also attending were Louis Alphonse of Bourbon, Duke of Anjou and … Continue reading

Dutch Working Visit to Germany, Day Three: Saxony and Saxony Anhalt

  February 9, 2017 at 6:45 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima began the third day of the working visit to Germany today, Thursday February 9, with a visit at the headquarters of the European Energy Exchange (EEX), the largest energy exchange in Europe. Accompanied by the Dutch and German delegations, the King and Queen were informed about power trading, had a meeting with the management Board of EEX and made a tour of the facility. … Continue reading

The Prince of Wales Hosts Holocaust and Genocide Survivors At St James’s

  February 9, 2017 at 1:42 pm by

Prince Charles

On Thursday at St James’s Palace in London, the Prince of Wales hosted a reception for survivors of the Holocaust and the genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. Prince Charles was presented with the International Auschwitz Committee’s Statue of Remembrance during the reception, for his “work promoting tolerance and open-mindedness”. The statue is an inverted ‘B’, in honour of the resistance shown by prisoners at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp who inverted … Continue reading

Spain’s King and Queen Visit Cardiovascular Research Centre

  February 9, 2017 at 10:24 am by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

The King and Queen of Spain paid a visit to the Carlos III National Centre for Cardiovascular Research in Madrid on Thursday. They attended a meeting of the CNIC Foundation and were given a tour of the research facilities before sitting in on a debate on the topic “Excellence of cardiovascular research in Spain”. During the debate, King Felipe and Queen Letizia heard from Borja Ibáñez, Guadalupe Sabio and Rui Benedito, laureates … Continue reading

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