Please vote in the September 2014 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royals on Magazines. The polls will remain open until 30 October 2014. Good Luck to all the participating teams!
Spain has celebrated its first National Day with its new monarch, King Felipe VI. The celebrations took place earlier today at the Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo, with a reception at the Royal Palace afterwards. King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and their two daughters, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofía, were present for the homage to the Spanish national flag and the military parade that followed. A number of government … Continue reading
The Prince’s Palace of Monaco has finally confirmed what has been a much speculated upon topic: Princess Charlène is indeed pregnant with twins. “The Prince and Princess of Monaco are happy to confirm they are expecting twins… at the end of the year,” read the official statement. The Princess’s pregnancy was announced at the end of May. A possible multiple pregnancy has been suspected since then, after reports that Princess … Continue reading
The King of Thailand has had successful gallbladder removal surgery and is in a stable post-operative condition, the Thai Royal Court confirmed today. “This morning his general health conditions have improved. His heart rate has lowered, his blood pressure is normal and his body temperature has lowered,” the statement read, in reference to the reasons stated for his admittance to the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok on Friday: fever and irregular blood … Continue reading
On Sunday October 5th, Princess Laurentien presented her new fairytale book written along with the children’s author Paul van Loon. The presentation took place at the theme park “Efteling”. De Sprookjessprokkelaar, the title of the book, is about a fairy tale library situated in an old, abandoned castle. The book teaches the importance of reading and reading aloud. The Princess was accompanied by her husband, Prince Constantijn, and their three children: … Continue reading
On October 4, Princess Zita Clara of Bourbon-Parma was christened in a double ceremony with her cousin, Alaïa-Maria Brenninkmeijer. The ceremony took place at Noordwijk aan Zee in the Netherlands. Princess Zita Clara was born on 21 February 2014 at the Our Lady Hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is the daughter of the Count and Countess of Bardi. Her godparents are King Willem-Alexander, Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, Prince Constantijn … Continue reading
Announcing the winners of the August 2014 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: August 2014 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Great Britain & Belgium (joint picture) Second Place: The Netherlands Third Place: Spain Funny Royal Kids (August 2014 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: Sweden Second Place: Norway Third Place: Belgium ** Jordan ** Denmark Congratulations to all winning teams!
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia today hosted a lunch at the Royal Palace of Madrid in honour of the visiting President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado, and his wife. The official party posed for photographs, before heading in to the dining room. The luncheon was attended by Spain’s Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, various ministers, and officials and business leaders. In their speeches, both King Felipe and President Hernandez spoke of … Continue reading
The Swedish Royal Family today attended the opening of parliament at the Riksdag in Stockholm. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip, who was accompanied by his fiancé Sofia Hellqvist, first were present at the traditional church service at the Storkyrkan. From there it was on to the Riksdag by horse-draw carriage, where they were greeted by the Speaker of Parliament, Urban … Continue reading
Last week, the christenings of Princess Katharina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Athénaïs de Ligne de la Trémoïlle took place. Little Princess Katharina was born on 30 April 2014 to Prince Hubertus and Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She was christened on 20 September 2014 and her godparents are Hereditary Prince Ernst-August of Hanover, Prince Konstantin of Bulgaria, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (Victoria’s sister Madeleine is a … Continue reading
It has been announced that Archduke Christoph of Austria and his wife, Archduchess Adélaïde of Austria (née Drapé-Frisch), are expecting their first child together, which is due at the end of 2014. The baby will be the seventh great-grandchild for Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg. Archduke Christoph is the second eldest son and third eldest child of Archduke Carl Christian of Austria and his wife, Archduchess Marie Astrid (née Princess … Continue reading
His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah were on a two day working visit to Paris, France. On day one of the visit, Queen Rania met today with UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova at the UNESCO’s headquarters. Dressed in a lovely pant suit and heels by Elie Saab and Louis Vuitton bag see here, Her Majesty discussed education in Jordan and the Arab world and the the … Continue reading
On September 18, 1964, dozens of Europe’s royals descended upon Athens for the marriage of Greece’s King, Constantine II, to Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, youngest daughter of the Danish King. The couple had first met in 1959, when the bride was only 13. Crown Prince Constantine had accompanied his parents, King Paul and Queen Frederica, on their state visit to Denmark. They met several times over the next few years, … Continue reading
The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated today, September 16, the traditional opening of the Parliament, Prinsjesdag. King Willem-Alexander was accompanied by his wife, Queen Máxima, his brother, Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Royal Couple left Noordeinde Palace in the Golden Carriage at 13:00, heading to the Knight’s Hall. Inside the Ridderzaal, King Willem-Alexander read the speech from the throne. The King started by remembering the tragedy of … Continue reading
One of the claimants to the defunct Russian throne, Prince Nicholas Romanovich, passed away today in Italy, at the age of 91. The Prince was the elder son of Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia, a second cousin of the last Tsar, Nicholas II. Nicholas Romanovich was a great-great-grandson of Tsar Nicholas I. As such, following the death of Grand Duke Vladimir Cyrillovich in 1992, Nicholas considered himself the Head of the … Continue reading
Prince Harry celebrates his thirtieth birthday on September 15. To celebrate, a documentary was aired on ITV, which covered his life and royal duties. Prince Henry of Wales was born on September 15, 1984 at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. He is the younger son of the Prince of Wales and his late wife, Diana, Princess of Wales. He has an elder brother, the Duke of Cambridge, who was born … Continue reading
Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland celebrated his forty first birthday on September 15. Olof Daniel Westling was born on 15 September 1973 and is the son of Ole and Ewa Westling. He was born on the same day as his future father-in-law, King Carl XVI Gustaf, took the throne. Prince Daniel met Crown Princess Victoria firstly in 2001 whilst he was working as her personal trainer. They were married on … Continue reading
Today, Princess Alia Tabba of Jordan celebrates her 50th birthday. She was born on September 15, 1964 in Amman. She is the daughter of Tawfik al-Tabbaa and Lamia Addem. Her father was the founder and president of the Royal Jordanian Airlines. On August 9, 1987 she married Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein, the second son of the late King Hussein and Princess Muna, at Zahran Palace after a short courtship. … Continue reading
The Invictus Games came to a close tonight, with a closing ceremony attended by over 25,000 held at Queen Elizabeth Park. Featuring performances by James Blunt, the Foo Fighters, Ellie Goulding and the Kaiser Chiefs, as well as the Military Wives Choir. During the concert, all 400 competitors from the 14 competing nations were presented with medals commemorating their participation in the Games. Prince Harry was given a rapturous cheer … Continue reading
Please vote in the August 2014 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Funny Royal Kids. The polls will remain open until 30 September 2014. Good Luck to all the participating teams!