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

Prince Harry’s Caribbean Tour: Day Seven – St Vincent and the Grenadines

  November 26, 2016 at 7:23 pm by

Prince Harry

Day seven of his Caribbean tour, the half-way point of the trip, saw Prince Harry head to St Vincent and the Grenadines. After being welcomed by the realm’s Governor-General, Sir Frederick Ballantyne, Harry’s first stop of the day was to the Kingstown Botanical Gardens where he was given a tour of the Gardens, which are the oldest tropical garden in the world. Among the floral and fauna  he saw were some … Continue reading

Maria Teresa Brings Daughter-In-Law Stéphanie To Annual Bazaar

  November 26, 2016 at 3:48 pm by

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa

As patron, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg today opened the annual International Bazaar held at the Luxexpo centre. This year, she was joined by her daughter-in-law, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie. The two women were shown around the bazaar, which raises money for dozens of charity projects; they inspected the over 60 stalls featuring traditional wares and cuisines from multiple countries from around the world. Also visiting the fair with Maria … Continue reading

King Abdullah And Queen Rania’s Last Day In Australia

  November 25, 2016 at 11:50 pm by

Jordan's king and queen

On day 3 of Their Majesties visit to Australia, there were a few events which they attended. The first event of the day was King Abdullah attending a military exercise which was carried out by the Australian Army. جلالة الملك عبدالله الثاني يحضر في سيدني تمرينا عسكريا نفذته إحدى وحدات الجيش الأسترالي His Majesty King Abdullah II attends a military exercise performed by one of the units of the Australian … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Princess Margaretha Opens Swedish Christmas Fair

  November 25, 2016 at 8:30 am by

Princess Margaretha

November 25, 1966: Sweden’s Princess Margaretha opened the Swedish Christmas Fair at the Swedish Church Hall in London. She wore the Swedish national costume for the event, held in the country that became her home after she married an English businessman in 1964.

Felipe and Letizia Present The ‘Rey Jaime I’ Awards

  November 24, 2016 at 8:41 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

During a visit to Valencia, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia presented the 28th edition of the Rey Jaime I Awards, which have the aim of promoting research and scientific development within Spain by “bringing together research, scientific and business entities”. The King gave a speech at the ceremony where he said it was time to “place research, development, innovation and entrepreneurship among the main priorities of our country” to … Continue reading

Windsor Quartet Attend Duke of Edinburgh Awards Service of Thanksgiving

  November 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Earl and Countess of Wessex today were present at a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to mark the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. Over 2,000 participants of the Awards over its six decades attended the service led by the Dean of Westminster, where Prince Edward gave a speech that thanked the Duke for his commitment to young … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cornwall Visits Hampshire For Hospital Reopening

  November 24, 2016 at 3:56 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

A forest-green clad Duchess of Cornwall made her way to Hampshire today where she reopened a children’s cancer ward at a hospital in the region. The Piam Brown Children’s Cancer Ward at the Southhampton Children’s Hospital has undergone a £1.7 million refurbishment this year that took seven months. Camilla spent time chatting and playing with the children who are receiving treatment at the hospital. She also spoke with nurses and parents. Earlier in the … Continue reading

Kolding Hospital Officially Opened By Crown Prince Frederik

  November 24, 2016 at 3:08 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik

Crown Prince Frederik has officially opened the Kolding Hospital which is part of the extension and renovation of the previous hospital on the site. The new section of the hospital holds the emergency department, the chapel and a mother-child centre. After cutting the opening ribbon, Prince Frederik was given a tour of the new facilities, including the trauma room and wards, which has created 600 new jobs in the city. He … Continue reading

The Prince of Wales Attends New Syriac Orthodox Church Consecration

  November 24, 2016 at 1:48 pm by

Prince Charles

The St Thomas Cathedral, a new Syriac Orthodox Church, was today consecrated in West London with Prince Charles in attendance. He joined 600 worshipers – including the Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church – for the consecration service led by Archbishop Mor Athanasius Toma Dawod Dakkama, the United Kingdom’s Archbishop of the Syriac Orthodox Church. In a speech he delivered during the service, Prince Charles said he found it “deeply … Continue reading

King Abdullah and Queen Rania’s Visit To Australia, Day 2

  November 24, 2016 at 10:30 am by

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On the start of day two of their state visit to Australia, Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania visited the National Arboretum of Australia. As they arrived, they were greeted by waiting school children who they took the time to talk to and shake hands. During the visit, the Jordanian Royals were briefed about the National Arboretum, plated a tree and signed a guestbook. Later that day, Their Majesties were seen … Continue reading

Prince Harry’s Caribbean Tour: Day Four – St Kitts and Nevis

  November 23, 2016 at 9:16 pm by

Prince Harry

The fourth day of his Caribbean tour took Prince Harry to St Kitts and Nevis today, seeing the islands’ gorgeous sights and meeting local schoolchildren. First, the Prince (who had arrived early aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Knight he is travelling on and was forced to wait aboard until the official party had arrived) was greeted in Port Zante by the Governor-General, Sir Tapley Seaton, before the two men inspected … Continue reading

Brage Prize Presented By Princess Mette-Marit To Elisabeth Aasen

  November 23, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit

Self-confessed book lover Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway was on hand this evening to present the country’s highest literature prize, the Brage Prize, during a ceremony at Oslo’s Dance House. The honorary award for 2016 went to Elisabeth Aasen in recognition of her four-decade-long project to “find the women literary history forgot.” She has written a number of biographies on Norwegian female writers, as well as other non-fiction books. Crown … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Starts Three-Day Visit to Moldova with WHO

  November 23, 2016 at 7:36 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

As the patron of the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has today begun a three-day visit to Moldova, to highlight the country’s challenges with regards to vaccinations and child and maternal health. Touching down in Chisinau this afternoon, the Crown Princess – who is accompanied on the trip by WHO’s Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Zuzsanna Jakab –  first had a meeting with the Moldovan Health … Continue reading

Not A Cake One Sees Everyday: Prince Charles Hosts Charity Anniversary

  November 23, 2016 at 3:25 pm by

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales, as patron, today hosted a reception at Clarence House for the breast cancer charity Walk the Walk, which is this year celebrating its 20th anniversary. Charles had the attendees – including Absolutely Fabulous actress Jennifer Saunders and the charity’s founder Nina Barough – in fits of laughter when it came time to cut the celebratory cake, which was decorated with a pink glitter bra in icing. “I’ve … Continue reading

A Royal Double Act At The Vatican: Silvia and Beatrix Open New Exhibition

  November 23, 2016 at 2:03 pm by

Queen Silvia and Princess Beatrix

The exhibition ‘Rembrandt at the Vatican: Images from Heaven and Earth’ was opened today at the Vatican Museums by Sweden’s Queen Silvia with Dutch Princess Beatrix in attendance.  Both ladies were given a tour of the exhibition, which features a number of the painter’s pieces from the Zorn Museum in Sweden, along with a painting from the Kremer Collection in the Netherlands. It is the first exhibition of Rembrandt pieces … Continue reading

King Abdullah And Queen Rania Start State Visit To Australia

  November 23, 2016 at 12:47 pm by

Jordan's King and Queen

Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah have started today their visit to Australia. First stop is Canberra where they first visited the the Australian War Memorial. They walked along the wall of poppies, place poppies at the Roll of Honor, and signed they both signed the guestbook. They also toured the our the First World War gallery. مع جلالة الملك في متحف ذاكرة الحرب الاسترالي لوضع … Continue reading

Prince Harry Begins Caribbean Tour in Antigua and Barbuda

  November 21, 2016 at 6:25 pm by

Prince Harry

Kicking off his two week tour of the Caribbean, Prince Harry landed in Antigua and Barbuda on Sunday afternoon, inspecting a military guard of honour at V.C. Bird International Airport before a reception with the Governor-General, Sir Rodney Williams, at Clarence House. The Prince’s first full day on the island began with by attending the Youth Sports Festival at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium alongside the country’s cricketing legends Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Andy Roberts and … Continue reading

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