New Career For Archduchess Francesca?

  May 20, 2016 at 5:24 am by

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The vivacious Archduchess Francesca, wife of the head of the Austrian Imperial family is playing a small role in a costume drama for the Austrian television. The series created by ORF is Vienna’s famous Hotel Sacher and is set in the belle epoque. ‘Das Sacher’ is directed by Robert Dornhelm, a friend of the Archduchess. In her film debut Francesca has a small role as an English diplomat. For the … Continue reading

Queen Rania Buys Chocolates In “Charming Old” Bruges

  May 20, 2016 at 5:01 am by

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King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan finished their state visit to Belgium yeserday with a visit to the town of Zeebrugge and the city of Bruges in West Flanders. in Bruges the royals visited a school and the Memling museum. Afterwards they walked through the town and participated with the crowds. The royal party was greeted by the governor of the province and by the mayor of Bruges. … Continue reading

Princess Ingrid Alexandra Opens Her Own Sculpture Park

  May 20, 2016 at 4:42 am by

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Yesterday Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway opened the Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park in the gardens of Oslo’s royal palace. The sculpture park which focuses on children was created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of king Harald’s reign. The princess was not alone: King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette Marit, Prince Sverre and Princess Astrid were all there. The King held a short speech in which … Continue reading

Selfies With Queen Máxima

  May 20, 2016 at 4:27 am by

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Yesterday Queen Máxima of The Netherlands went to Utrecht to attend the start of the  action week ‘Kansen Krijgen, Kansen Pakken’ (to get chances and to grab chances). The week will show how young Dutch people with a non-Western background overcame barriers and became successful in whatever they are doing. The Queen was dressed in a Natan outfit and wore an enormous hat by Fabiënne Delvigne. She posed for the inevitable … Continue reading

Bhutan’s Queen Mother Meets Japan’s Crown Prince

  May 19, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

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In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of diplomatic ties between Bhutan and Japan, Queen Mother Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck of Bhutan and Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck paid a visit to Crown Prince Naruhito in Tokyo today before visiting an exhibition being held with the theme being about happiness in Bhutan. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on 28th March 1986 and a year later, Crown Prince Naruhito paid a visit … Continue reading

On This Day: Wedding of Constantijn and Laurentien

  May 19, 2016 at 5:59 pm by

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On this day in 2001 prince Constantijn of The Netherlands married Laurentien Brinkhorst in a religious ceremony in the Grote Kerk in The Hague. Today they celebrate their crystal wedding: 15 years. The couple had known each other for a long time. Their mothers were friends form the time they both studied in Leiden while in 2001 Laurentien’s father served as minister of agriculture. Two days before the religious wedding … Continue reading

Emperor and Empress Visit Earthquake Survivors

  May 19, 2016 at 5:11 pm by

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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have arrived in Kumamoto to offer support and comfort to some of the people affected by the recent earthquake that struck parts of southern Japan. After arriving at Kumamoto Airport, the Imperial couple visited the villages of Minamiaso and Mashiko, just two of dozens of rural places in the area that were affected by the disaster. It was just over a month ago when a … Continue reading

Serbian Crown Prince and Crown Princess Open Medical Conference

  May 19, 2016 at 2:14 pm by

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The Serbian Diaspora Medical Conference 2016 has been opened by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia in Belgrade. Now in it’s 7th year, the conference is taking place between 18th and 20th May during which more than 60 speakers from around the world, including delegates from the Mayo Clinic and Harvard. It was back in 2009 when Crown Princess Katherine devised the conference having spoken … Continue reading

Trespasser Arrested On Grounds of Buckingham Palace

  May 19, 2016 at 9:56 am by

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A 41-year-old man was arrested last night after he scaled a perimeter wall of Buckingham Palace and was found roaming the grounds. An alarm was triggered at 8:37pm, local time, and the man arrested seven minutes later, according to a spokesperson from Scotland Yard. “I am content that our security measures worked effectively on this occasion and at no time was any individual at risk,” Commander Adrian Usher, the head … Continue reading

Busy May Days for the Emperor and Empress!

  May 19, 2016 at 8:28 am by

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Last week, it was reported by Japanese news organisation, Mainichi, that the number of meetings and audiences attended by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace would start to be reduced throughout the next year or so and that some of them will instead be carried out by Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. Even so, Their Imperial Majesties have had a busy May so far with … Continue reading

Countess Alexandra Drops UNICEF Patronage

  May 19, 2016 at 7:58 am by

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It has been confirmed today that Countess Alexandra has relinquished her patronage of UNICEF Denmark, which she has held for the past fifteen years. The organisation published a statement on their website thanking the Countess for her “dedicated efforts” in advocating for the world’s children through her work with UNICEF Denmark. Alfred Josefsen, the chairman of UNICEF Denmark, spoke with Ekstra Bladet, saying that the decision had been some time coming, that … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Speaks at Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen

  May 19, 2016 at 7:32 am by

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On the third day of the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Queen Máxima was a new royal addition to the speaker list, as she joined a panel discussing the economic benefits that come from investing in women and how technology can help. "Want to End Poverty? Invest in Women's Economic Empowerment" Queen Maxima at #WD2016 pic.twitter.com/Q5YljvocJq — Cordaid (@Cordaid) May 18, 2016 Crown Princess Mary and Princess Mabel were in … Continue reading

Tax Liability for King Michael?

  May 19, 2016 at 7:03 am by

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Romanian news website, Romania Insider, reports that His Majesty King Michael I of Romania is amongst a list of 187,000 names of the country’s biggest individual debtors to the State. According to the report, King Michael has tax liabilities of RON4.1 million (Romanian Leu), which is just over EUR 910,000 or around £697,000. The list, published by the National Fiscal Administration Agency, states that the liabilities relate to overdue payments … Continue reading

Count of Paris Clarifies French Succession

  May 19, 2016 at 4:09 am by

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In a document written to royalty magazine ‘Point de Vue’ Prince Henri of France, count of Paris and head of the house of France, announced that he intends to settle his estate in strict accordance with the French monarchical tradition while keeping in mind the profound disability of his eldest son, Prince François, Count of Clermont: “The fundamental laws of the Kingdom, implemented when the king is too young or … Continue reading

Prince Davit Hosted Birthday Dinner For Dom Duarte

  May 19, 2016 at 3:38 am by

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Prince Davit of Bagration-Mukhrani -or ‘Crown Prince Davit of Georgia’- hosted a birthday dinner for Dom Duarte Pio, Duke of Bragança and head of the Portuguese royal family in Tblisi. Dom Duarte turned 71 on May 15th. According to the website of the Georgian royal family: Dom Duarte Pio of Portugal was treated to a superb banquet of traditional Georgian gastronomy and wine, which he very much enjoyed. (…) The … Continue reading

Speeches, Orders, Diamonds and Gowns at Laeken For Jordan’s King and Queen

  May 18, 2016 at 5:02 pm by

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Tonight the Belgian king and queen hosted a state banquet for king Abdullah II and queen Rania of Jordan at the palace of Laeken. Jordan’s king and queen both received the Leopold order while the king of Belgium wore the order of al-Hussein bin Ali.  Queen Mathilde received the Supreme Order of the Renaissance. Queen Rania was dressed in a black and white dress, wearing a diamond bracelet as a … Continue reading

Will Infanta Cristina Move To Lisbon?

  May 18, 2016 at 12:18 pm by

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The Spanish press has been speculating about a move of Infanta Cristina to Lisbon, Portugal. At the moment the princess and her family are living in Geneva, Switzerland where she is working for the foundation of the Aga Khan. On May 11th it became clear that the Aga Khan had acquered the Henrique Mendoça Palace in Lisbon as he plans to tranfer his organisation from Geneva to the Portuguese capital. … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth II Opens State Parliament

  May 18, 2016 at 9:52 am by

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Britain’s State Opening of Parliament took place at the Palaces of Westminster by Queen Elizabeth II today, in the traditional glittering ceremony that sees the Queen arrive by horse-drawn coach and don the Robe of State and the Imperial State Crown as she delivers the Queen’s Speech. The 90-year-old monarch used the lift up to the Sovereign’s Entrance for the first time, for each of the 63 previous years she has opened … Continue reading

Wine and Cakes as Felipe and Letizia Visit Castilla La Mancha

  May 18, 2016 at 9:40 am by

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The king and queen of Spain visited three towns in the region Castilla La Mancha today. The first stop was Villanueva de los Infantes, afterwards they went to Tomelloso and Talavera de la Reina. In each town the king and queen were greeted by large and enthousiastic crowds. Among other things, the monarchs visited the largest wine cooperative in Europe. TRF moderator Annie_S shares the following anecdote: Last time a … Continue reading

Death of Prince Luitpold of Liechtenstein

  May 18, 2016 at 7:30 am by

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Prince Luitpold of Liechtenstein has died in Judenburg in the Steiermark, Austria on May 11th at the age of 77. His funeral will be held at the parish church of Saint Nicholas in Judenburg on May the 21st. The prince was born in 1940 in Würzburg to Prince Aloys of Liechtenstein and his wife countess Hertha Maria Wolfskeen von Reichenberg. In 1969 he married countess Ursula of Habsburg, granddaughter of … Continue reading

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