Queen Maxima Replaces Princess Beatrix At A Congress In Rotterdam

  October 4, 2016 at 12:23 pm by

Queen Maxima

Since Princess Beatrix is still recovering from a knee surgery, Queen Maxima has replaced the former Queen at the opening of the fifth European Nursing Congress at the congress center De Doelen in Rotterdam, today Tuesday, October 4. Koningin Máxima bij opening Europees verpleegkundig congres waar wordt gesproken over ouderenzorg #eunursing pic.twitter.com/mRhvS3m4Xt — Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) October 4, 2016 The congress entitled, “Caring for Older People: How Can We Do the … Continue reading

Prince Charles Visits Grandmother’s Grave While In Israel

  October 3, 2016 at 6:23 pm by

Prince Charles

While the Prince of Wales was in Israel on Friday to attend the funeral of the late former President Shimon Peres, he also made a visit of a personal nature – to the grave of his paternal grandmother, Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark. The Princess, who was born Princess Alice of Battenberg, is buried at the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Her wish to … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Couple Open Australian Exhibition

  October 3, 2016 at 3:35 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander

On the occasion of their upcoming state visit to Australia and New Zealand, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima opened the art exhibition ’Mapping Australia’’ at the Aboriginal Art Museum (AAMU) in Utrecht, today Monday October 3. The exhibition was organized together between the AAMU and the Australian Embassy to mark the 400th anniversary since the first time that a Dutch man, sailor and explorer Dirk Hartog, reached the … Continue reading

Crown Princess of Sweden Attends The Baltic Sea Seminar

  October 3, 2016 at 1:47 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended today the the Baltic Sea Seminar which was organized by the Sustainable Seas Foundation and Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre/Baltic Eye. The theme of the seminar was “The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals oblige – but who does what for the Baltic Sea?”. The Crown Princess attended the seminar alongside the Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate and professor Johan Rockström, executive director … Continue reading

Belgian Royals Visit A Drones Training Center

  October 2, 2016 at 11:55 am by

Belgian royals

As part of the Open Company Day, His Majesty King Philippe, along with Princess Elisabeth and Prince Emmanuel, paid a visit to a drone training center this Sunday October 2nd. The King and his children visited the North Sea Drone tech company in Zeebrugge, a village situated in the Belgian coast. Koning Filip samen met Elisabeth en Emmanuel op bezoek bij Noordzee Drones in Zeebrugge. Ze leren er vliegen met een … Continue reading

It’s Reading Time for Princess Laurentien, Countess Leonore and Count Claus-Casimir

  October 1, 2016 at 7:50 pm by

Princess Laurentien

As Honorary Chairman of the Reading and Writing Foundation, Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien attended a books reading event at the theme park “Efteling”, yesterday Saturday October 1st. The princess was accompanied by her two younger children, Countess Leonore and Count Claus-Casimir. The event took place at the theater of the theme park and about 250 children attended. Princess Laurentien read from the fairytale book De Sprookjessprokkelaar, a book  written by … Continue reading

The Cambridges On Tour: Farewell Canada!

  October 1, 2016 at 5:41 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have completed their tour of Canada today, farewelling the country with a seaplane tour over Victoria with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The young royals – particularly George – were more than happy to wave enthusiastically to the crowd which had gathered to catch a final glimpse of the royal visitors, as they waited while their parents thanked Governor-General David Johnston and other dignitaries before … Continue reading

Princess Beatrix Undergoes Knee Replacement Surgery

  October 1, 2016 at 8:34 am by

Princess Beatrix

The RVD has confirmed that Princess Beatrix underwent knee replacement surgery today at the Franciscus/Vlietland Hospital in Schiedam. Orthopaedic surgeons Dr Marcel Driessen and Dr Stefan Breugem performed the surgery, which replaced the Princess’s right knee with a prostheses. She had a similar surgery performed on her left knee back in 2005. Princess Beatrix will remain in hospital for a few days, before undertaking rehabilitation at home.

The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Seven

  September 30, 2016 at 7:29 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

With the Cambridge tour of Canada winding up, the Duke and Duchess today spent their second-last day in the country in Haida Gwaii, an archipelago on British Columbia’s north coast. Arriving by traditional war canoe, William and Kate were welcomed to the islands by the Haida nation’s hereditary leaders ahead of a cultural performance at the Haida Heritage Centre and Museum. They were given woven scarves trimmed with sea otter fur as … Continue reading

Frederik and Mary Lunch With Governor of Massachusetts During US Business Visit

  September 30, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik

On the last day of their business visit to the United States, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary had a lunch with the Governor of Massachusetts, Charles D Baker, and his wife Lauren at the Massachusetts State House. A brief meeting between the two couples took place ahead of the lunch, which was also attended by the Danish business delegation the royals are accompanying, as well as local businesses.

Royals Fly To Israel To Honour Late President Shimon Peres At Funeral Service

  September 30, 2016 at 2:01 pm by

Grand Duke Henri, King Felipe and Prince Charles

Dozens of world leaders made the trip to Israel today to attend the funeral service for the country’s late former President, Shimon Peres. Included in the congregation were the Prince of Wales, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and King Felipe VI of Spain. All three men wore traditional yarmulkes during the funeral and burial services at the Mount Herzl National Cemetery in Jerusalem. President Peres, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien at the Launch of Reading Project

  September 30, 2016 at 11:20 am by

Princess Laurentien

As Patroness of the Association Unlimited Reading, Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien was present, yesterday Thursday September 29, at the launch of a special reading project called “Read Feast: All children should be able to read”.  This project aims to promote the reading among blind and visually impaired children. The event was held at the Visio School in Rottardam, a school that is dedicated in the help of blind and … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Prince Masahito Marries Hanako Tsugaru

  September 30, 2016 at 8:30 am by

Prince and Princess Hitachi

September 30, 1964: The second son of Emperor Hirohito, Prince Masahito, married Hanako Tsugaru, a member of the Imperial aristocracy. The newlywed couple posed for official photographs in traditional Japanese dress, before changing into Western clothing for further celebrations. One day later, the Emperor granted Prince Masahito the title Hitachi-no-miya, allowing him to form the Hitachi branch of the Imperial Family. He and his new bride were known from then on … Continue reading

A Prince Amongst The Pumpkins: New Photo Of Prince Oscar In Öland

  September 30, 2016 at 3:05 am by

Prince Oscar

After his mother officially opened the 20th Öland Harvest Festival on Wednesday, a new photograph of young Prince Oscar sitting amongst a group of pumpkins and a hay bale was shared on the Kungahuset Instagram page this morning. “Greetings from Solliden and Öland’s Harvest Festival,” the photo, taken by Crown Princess Victoria, is captioned. Prince Oscar looks absolutely adorable in a grey woollen coverall, with a beanie on his head to protect … Continue reading

George and Charlotte Steal The Show At Children’s Party in Victoria

  September 29, 2016 at 8:12 pm by

The Cambridges

Two mini Cambridges joined their parents today for their first engagement of Canadian tour, a children’s party for military families in the gardens of Government House in Victoria. Prince George and Princess Charlotte stole the show as they frolicked with a variety of animals from the petting zoo brought in to entertain the children – George went for a ride on a miniature pony, while 16-month-old Charlotte decided that Moose … Continue reading

Princess Beatrice Participates in Triathlon For Charity in Italy

  September 29, 2016 at 10:41 am by

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice is in Sicily this week, participating in the final leg of the Virgin Strive Challenge 2016 in benefit of Big Change, a charity she founded with Sam, Holly and Isabella Branson. On Tuesday, she completed the 3.3km swim across the straight of Messina to Sicily that was the first part of the triathlon. She has also completed the 110km cycle portion, with the  team presently running and hiking their way to the … Continue reading

A Service of Blessing in Romania!

  September 29, 2016 at 10:05 am by


Late last Saturday afternoon, in celebration of their 20th Wedding Anniversary, Crown Princess Margareta and Prince Radu of Romania had their marriage blessed in a beautiful ceremony held at the Coronation Cathedral in the city of Alba Iulia, north-west of Bucharest.  The Service of Blessing was conducted by His Eminence, Archbishop Irenaeus of Alba who was assisted by priests from the Archdiocese.   During the sacred formalities, Crown Princess Margareta … Continue reading

The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Five

  September 28, 2016 at 9:16 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Cambridges began day five of their Canadian tour at the MacBride Museum in Whitehorse, Yukon, learning about the region’s history and joining in a storytelling session. Before heading off to their next stop – Carcross – William and Kate fired off the first telegraph to tweet sent by the MacBride Museum telegraph office. They also had a quick walkabout, meeting a number of Whitehorse locals (including a five-month-old in a … Continue reading

Frederik and Mary in Washington, D.C. Day Two

  September 28, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary

The Danish business delegation visit to the US led by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary truly kicked off today, with a number of different events attended by the couple across Washington, D.C. Crown Prince Frederik had an early start to the day as he joined 15 American veterans who were wounded in combat, along with the Danish Ambassador and 4 Danish veterans, for an early morning run from the Jefferson Memorial … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria Opens 20th Öland Harvest Festival

  September 28, 2016 at 5:48 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria

The 2016 Öland Harvest Festival, the 20th edition, was opened this evening by Crown Princess Victoria at the marketplace in Borgholm. “You have created a beautiful and important tradition which reminds us that the harvest time is time for gratitude,” the Princess said in a brief speech at the opening, where she also stressed the importance of agriculture and preservation of cultural heritage. Victoria kept it simple, yet chic in … Continue reading

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