Funeral of Prince Johann Georg in Sigmaringen

  March 12, 2016 at 5:19 pm by

The Prince's coffin lies in the Hedinger Kirche

The funeral service of Prince Johann Georg von Hohenzollern, who passed away on March 2, took place today privately at the Hedinger Kirche in Sigmaringen, Germany. Only family and close friends attended the service, with the Prince’s immediate family arriving via the church’s back entrance to avoid the eyes of the media gathered at the front. These included the King and Queen of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip, who arrived … Continue reading

From Evening Wear to Rubber Gloves: Willem-Alexander and Máxima Have Their Turn for NLdoet

  March 12, 2016 at 9:45 am by

Queen Maxima gets to grip with a pressure washer during NL Doet

Last night they were hosting a black-tie concert in Paris, today they were donning jeans and rubber gloves as they did their part for NLdoet. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima volunteered at a playground in  Alphen aan den Rijn this year. The pair eagerly got to work – Willem-Alexander carting wheelbarrows of sand to fill up a sandpit, Máxima cleaning up some of the play equipment (she even got to use … Continue reading

Prince Gabriel de Nassau Turns 10

  March 12, 2016 at 6:30 am by

Prince Gabriel de Nassau

Gabriel Michael Louis Ronny de Nassau was born on March 12, 2006 to parents Prince Louis of Luxembourg and Tessy Antony in Geneva, Switzerland. Gabriel de Nassau was not given a title when he born because his parents weren’t married. Gabriel de Nassau has a younger brother, Noah. On June 23, 2009 his grandfather, Grand Duke Henri, gave Gabriel and Noah the title Prince of Nassau and the style of … Continue reading

Emperor and Empress Remember 2011 Earthquake Victims

  March 12, 2016 at 5:33 am by

The Emperor and Empress at the memorial for the victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster

Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko yesterday attended a memorial service in Tokyo to remember the thousands of people who lost their lives in the 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, on the fifth anniversary of the disaster. A minute’s silence was observed at the moment – 2:46pm – that the earthquake hit in the Pacific Ocean, east of the Tōhoku region. “Many of the people affected by the disaster are … Continue reading

Crown Prince Haakon Passes Armed Forces Parachute Course

  March 12, 2016 at 1:44 am by

Crown Prince Haakon gives a thumbs up prior to a parachute jump

The Crown Prince of Norway is now a qualified military tactical skydiver, after completing a parachuting course with the Armed Forces Special Command. During the course held this week at Camp Rena, Haakon took part in a number of physical tests and training sessions, including both day and night jumps, to gather his qualification. The Armed Forces Special Command unit is a operational task force that carry out missions within national … Continue reading

Final Day of the Dutch State Visit to France

  March 11, 2016 at 10:32 pm by

Queen Maxima, President Hollande and King Willem-Alexander at the return dinner

The second and last day of the Dutch State Visit to France began today, Friday March 11, with a touching moment. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, visited the bar “Le Carillon”, one of the targets of the terrorist attacks that killed 130 people last November. The Royal Couple met the owner of the bar, an employee, local residents and aid workers … Continue reading

“World’s Most Experienced Plaque Unveiler” Opens New Military Barracks

  March 11, 2016 at 4:47 pm by

Prince Philip opens the Prince Philip Military Barracks

The Duke of Edinburgh described himself as the “world’s most experienced plaque unveiler” today as he officially opened The Prince Philip Barracks at the MoD Lyneham in Wiltshire. “I hope you realise what you’re about to see now is the world’s most experienced plaque unveiler in action,” the Prince – who routinely cracks a joke while on engagements – said to the crowd as he pulled back the curtain revealing the … Continue reading

Pass Me The Paint – The Oranje-Nassaus Volunteer for NLdoet

  March 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm by

Princess Beatrix and Princess Aimee get their rolling on as they paint a platform on NLdoet day

Members of the Orange-Nassau clan today took part in the annual NLdoet volunteering day, as they lent a hand at the Prinses Maxima Riding School in Den Dolder, a recognised school that provides equestrian therapy for individuals with and without disabilities. Princess Beatrix and Princess Aimée sanded and painted platforms to help riders mount the horses easier, happily joking with each other throughout as they tried to keep the bright purple and … Continue reading

William and Catherine Visit XLP Mentoring Project

  March 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the XLP mentoring project in Barbican, London. Embed from Getty Images During the visit, the young royals met with people who are benefiting from the project. The XLP works with over 75 schools in London to help young people who are facing emotional, behavioural and relational challenges in school. The project is run by charity and aims to meet with people once a … Continue reading

Arab Royals Attend the Conclusion of Raad Al-Shamal

  March 11, 2016 at 12:19 pm by

King Salman and King Abdullah II

Many royals and leaders from the Arab and Islamic countries gathered Friday in Saudi Arabia along with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, and participated in the closing ceremony of the military exercise “Raad Al-Shamal” (North Thunder). The ceremony which was organized by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia took place at the King Khalid Military City in Hafr Al-Batin area. … Continue reading

King Felipe and Queen Letizia Caught Up In A Scandal?

  March 11, 2016 at 2:43 am by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

It has emerged that King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain have somehow caught themselves up in a scandal after a few messages have been leaked. The leaked messages concerns businessman Javier López Madrid, who was a former Bankia bank board member and good fried of the King and Queen. The messages are from October 2014. Javier López Madrid is accused, along with a few other people, of misusing personal bank funds. … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Attend A Memorial Concert

  March 10, 2016 at 11:50 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended this evening an annual concert called ‘In Memoriam’. It’s an annual concert that takes place in Madrid which pays tribute to victims of terrorism, the event was held at the the National Auditorium. Upon arrival, the King and Queen of Spain were welcomed by a small group of people, they then took to their seats on the balcony where the couple waved to the … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Start Their State Visit to France

  March 10, 2016 at 10:43 pm by

Queen Maxima, President Hollande and King Willem-Alexander

Arrived yesterday evening in Paris, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima began a two-day state visit to France today. In the morning took place a welcoming ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe. The King and Queen paid their respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the King laid a wreath. A minute of silence was held and were played the national anthems. The Royal Couple signed the Livre d’Or. … Continue reading

The German President Farewells Belgium

  March 10, 2016 at 7:31 pm by

The Belgian Monarchs with the German President and his partner

The third and last day of the German state visit to Belgium started today, Thursday March 10, with a visit in the Municipality of Liege. Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde accompanied President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt for a visit at the EVS Broadcast Equipment SA. The EVS is a technology company leader in the sector of video production founded in 1994. At their arrival they were wecomed … Continue reading

William and Kate Spend The Day Supporting Mental Health

  March 10, 2016 at 4:06 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their mental health-focused day

Continuing their recent efforts to help raise awareness for mental health issues, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed to St Thomas’s Hospital in London today where they had a meeting with Johnny Benjamin, who was saved from a suicide attempt by stranger Neil Laybourn. The foursome discussed several issues relating to suicide and mental health, including the stigma that still remains attached to suicide, and the importance of of … Continue reading

First Look: Queen Máxima’s French State Visit Fashion

  March 10, 2016 at 8:55 am by

Queen Maxima in France

The King and Queen of the Netherlands began today a state visit to France, and while we will have a more in-depth report later in the day, let’s take a quick look at Queen Máxima’s first outfit of the visit – because who else brings it like Máx when abroad? She chose a chic Claes Iversen coat-style dress in a bone for her first engagements, which has panelled detailing, lace and beading … Continue reading

Crown Prince Alexander: Prince Charles’ Serbian Visit Important for Recognition

  March 10, 2016 at 7:51 am by

Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia

The Head of the House of Karađorđević, the final ruling family of Serbia, has called Prince Charles’ upcoming visit to the Balkan nation an important moment for the country’s global recognition. “The visit by the future king of the United Kingdom is an important matter. It means recognition…it is a very good gesture for international relations, and it goes noticed in many other countries, in the European Union, the United States, … Continue reading

On This Day: Beatrix Marries Claus

  March 10, 2016 at 7:30 am by

Beatrix and Claus on their wedding day in 1966

Today is the fiftieth wedding anniversary of the former Dutch monarch, Beatrix, and her late husband Claus. The pair were married back in 1966, first in a civil ceremony at the Amsterdam Town Hall and then in a religious ceremony held at the Westerkerk attended by 1,600 guests including royals for many of Europe’s royal houses. Beatrix and Claus shared numerous looks between themselves during the ceremony, presided over by Reverend Johannes … Continue reading

Tiara Surprise: State Banquet in Brussels

  March 10, 2016 at 7:22 am by


Tiara events are rare in Belgium, but on Tuesday there was a State Banquet taking place at the Palace of Laeken in honor of the State Visit made by German President Joachim Gauck. Queen Mathilde reverted to her first own tiara, the laurel wreath tiara which she received as a wedding present from the Belgian nobility. This early 20th century jewel was the only tiara that the present Queen wore … Continue reading

State Visit from Germany to Belgium – Day Two

  March 9, 2016 at 10:48 pm by

The Belgian Monarchs with the Presidential Couple of Germany

On Wednesday March 9, the second day of the German state visit, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt paid a visit to the factory of the German luxury car manufacturer Audi based in Vorst. At their arrival, they were greeted by the CEO of Audi, Rupert Stadler, and the factory director, Patrick Danau. After the signing of the guest book took place a … Continue reading

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