King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia Open Carlos III Exhibition

  December 5, 2016 at 4:28 pm by

Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos

Today at the Royal Palace in Madrid, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia opened an exhibition focusing on Carlos III, the Spanish King whose efforts assisted in the modernisation of the country in the mid-1700s. The pair were shown around the exhibition, titled ‘Carlos III: Majesty and Ornate in the Scenarios of the Illustrious King’, by its curator, accompanied by a number of official dignitaries. The 131 pieces on shown … Continue reading

Prince Harry’s Tour of the Caribbean: Day Fourteen – Guyana

  December 4, 2016 at 5:44 pm by

Prince Harry

After two weeks in the Caribbean, Prince Harry has completed his official tour of the region representing the Queen. Spending his final day in Georgetown, the capital of Guyana, the Prince visited the Joshua House Children’s Centre, meeting with the seventy-plus children that live in the centre due to poverty, neglect or abuse. The children ‘grilled’ him on different facets of being a royal, including asking him what Buckingham Palace was like. … Continue reading

Jacques & Gabriella Enjoy Monaco’s Christmas Village

  December 3, 2016 at 10:23 pm by

Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques

Wearing jeans and warm winter coats, Monaco’s Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella have enjoyed a day at the Village de Noël in Monaco, as their parents, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, officially opened the village for the 2016 season. The twins – who celebrate their second birthday next weekend – held the hands of mum and dad as they walked through the stalls of the village, before they took … Continue reading

Prince Harry’s Tour of the Caribbean: Day Thirteen – Guyana

  December 3, 2016 at 4:54 pm by

Prince Harry

The second day of his visit to Guyana – and the penultimate day of his Caribbean tour – saw Prince Harry visit the gorgeous Hinterland region of the country. He started in the village of Surama where he received a warm welcome from the local villagers, as well as the village’s Chief – a Toshao, and was presented with a traditional headdress of macaw feathers (similar to the one his father, … Continue reading

Prince Harry’s Tour of the Caribbean: Day Twelve – Guyana

  December 2, 2016 at 8:43 pm by

Prince Harry in Guyana

Prince Harry’s Caribbean tour has reached its final destination: Guyana, who is this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of their independence from Britain. The Prince will spend the weekend here before making his return to London on Sunday afternoon. Upon arrival, the Prince began his visit to the country with an audience with the President of Guyana, David Granger, who joked that photographs with politicians were “not quite Rihanna”, before heading … Continue reading

The Castros Visit Exhibition on Royal Order in Madrid

  December 2, 2016 at 4:49 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Castro and their daughters

The Duke and Duchess of Castro today visited the ‘Virtuti et Merito’ exhibition at the Royal Mint Museum in Madrid that is being held to commemorate three centuries since the birth of Spanish King Carlos III. Accompanying the Dukes were their two daughters, Princesses Maria Carolina and Maria Chiara. The family spent time touring the exhibition, which features over 400 pieces related to the Royal and Distinguished Spanish Order of Carlos … Continue reading

A Chic Queen Letizia Attends FAO Symposium in Rome

  December 2, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia of Spain was in Rome today, to attend an international symposium arranged by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), of which she is a Special Ambassador for Nutrition. The Queen was welcomed by the FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva ahead of a summary session of the working groups involved with the symposium, entitled ‘Sustainable Food Systems for Health Diets and Nutrition Improvement’.  After a … Continue reading

Queen Maxima Awards Prince Bernhard Culture Prize

  December 2, 2016 at 10:59 am by

Queen Maixma

On Friday December 2nd, Her Majesty Queen Maxima presented the Prince Bernard Cultural Prize 2016 at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ concert hall in Amsterdam. This year the award went to documentarian Heddy Honigmann. Heddy Honigmann is a director of fictional and documentary films, born in Lima, Peru, from a Polish-Jewish immigrants and spent most of her adult life in the Netherlands and then became a Dutch citizen. Mrs Honingmann received the … Continue reading

Thailand Has A New King After Crown Prince Accepts Throne

  December 1, 2016 at 9:40 pm by

King Maha

Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn became the King of Thailand this evening during a televised ceremony at the Dusit Palace in Bangkok. “I accept the invitation to be king and to fulfil the royal intentions of the late King for the benefit and happiness of all Thais,” Maha Vajiralongkorn said during the ceremony which was attended by the National Legislative Assembly, who earlier this week officially invited the Prince to succeed … Continue reading

When Harry Met RiRi: The Prince’s Tour of the Caribbean Heads to Barbados

  November 30, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

Prince Harry and Rihanna

Actual royalty met pop royalty today as Prince Harry and Rihanna crossed paths at two events while the Prince is in Barbados to help mark the country’s 50th anniversary of independence. The duo were both guests at the ‘Toast to the Nation’ event hosted by the Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart, at St Ann’s Fort. “Hello, it’s very nice to meet you,” Harry said to the singer as they shook … Continue reading

Belgium State Visit to the Netherlands – Last Day

  November 30, 2016 at 5:42 pm by

Queen Maxima and Queen Mathilde

The start of the third and last day of the state visit today, Wednesday November 30, was focused on technology for His Majesty King Philippe. King Philippe paid a visit at the headquarter of the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. The King visited the Holst Centre, a research institute that develops technologies and was founded in 2005 by two Belgian and Dutch research centres. During the visit the King attended a seminar … Continue reading

Zara and Mike Tindall Expecting Second Child

  November 30, 2016 at 7:27 am by

Zara and Mike Tindall

It was announced this morning that Zara and Mike Tindall are expecting their second child in late spring 2017. The baby will be the fourth grandchild for Princess Anne, and the sixth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, all of whom were “delighted” by the news. Mike posted a message on his Twitter account during the day, thanking everyone for their congratulations and saying “we are very very happy about … Continue reading

Belgian State Visit to The Netherlands – Day Two

  November 29, 2016 at 8:16 pm by

Belgian-Dutch State Visit

The second day of the state visit started today, Tuesday November 29, with separate events for the Royal Couples. His Majesty King Philippe began the day with a visit at the headquarter of the ESA / ESTEC in Noordwijk. The ESA / ESTEC is the largest European Space Agency’s main technology development and test centre. Later the King had several institutional meetings: he was received by Mrs. Ankie Broekers-Knol, Chairman of … Continue reading

Belgian State Visit to the Netherlands – Day One

  November 28, 2016 at 8:58 pm by

The Belgian-Dutch State Visit

This morning, Monday November 28, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde began a three-day state visit to The Netherlands. Upon their arrival the Royal Couple was officially welcomed by Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima with a welcoming ceremony held in the Dam Square outside the Royal Palace. King Willem-Alxeander and King Philippe inspected the guard of honour. The Belgian Royal Couple also laid a wreath at the National Monument … Continue reading

Prince Harry’s Tour of the Caribbean: Day Nine – Grenada

  November 28, 2016 at 5:43 pm by

Prince Harry

Despite the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Knight tanker he is travelling on running into some technical issues on the way to Grenada, Prince Harry made it to his fifth destination on Sunday ahead of a series of engagements today. Beginning with a community sports event at Queens Park Grounds, Harry joined hundreds of locals in sporting workshops, playing cricket and football with them. Alongside Governor-General Dame Cecile La Grenade, they met … Continue reading

Memorial Service Held In Chester For The 6th Duke of Westminster

  November 28, 2016 at 3:13 pm by

Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster

A memorial service for the late Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster was held today at the Chester Cathedral, with a large contingent of British royals in attendance to remember the late Duke. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Eugenie of York, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra of Kent, and Prince Michael of … Continue reading

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn Officially Invited To Become King

  November 28, 2016 at 11:31 am by

Maha Vajiralongkorn

During a meeting this morning, Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly has agreed to formally invite Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, heir to the Thai throne, to become the country’s King. The President of the NLA, Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, confirmed the news during the televised meeting, saying “I will invite Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to ascend the throne and become the new King for all Thai people… All members (of the National Legislative Assembly), on this auspicious occasion, I … Continue reading

Prince Félix and Princess Claire Welcome A Son

  November 28, 2016 at 7:20 am by

Princess Claire, Princess Amalia and Prince Felix of Luxembourg

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has announced that Princess Claire was safely delivered of a son early this morning in Geneva. The newborn was born at 3:59am today at Geneva’s Beaulieu General Clinic. Both the infant and Princess Claire are doing well. Prince Félix was by his wife’s side throughout. “Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, and Monsieur and Madame Lademacher and their families join in … Continue reading

Margaret Rhodes, First Cousin of Queen Elizabeth, Has Died

  November 27, 2016 at 4:24 am by

Margaret Rhodes

The Honourable Margaret Rhodes, a first cousin and close friend of Queen Elizabeth II, passed away on Friday evening after a short illness. She was 91 years old. Mrs Rhodes and the Queen were close companions as children, being born only ten months apart (Mrs Rhodes in June 1925, the Queen in April 1926). Margaret was the youngest daughter of Lady Mary Bowes-Lyon, an older sister of Queen Elizabeth the … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Attends Opening of Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp

  November 26, 2016 at 9:52 pm by

Queen Mathilde

The Queen of the Belgians this evening attended opening concert of the new Queen Elisabeth Hall at the Queen Elisabeth Centre in Antwerp. Wearing a gold brocade dress and coat, Queen Mathilde was greeted by flower-bearing children and representatives from the Centre and the evening’s performers. The Royal Flemish Philharmonic, who will be calling the new Hall – named after Queen Elisabeth of Belgium – home, and Hooverphonic performed the opening concert. … Continue reading

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