Guillaume and Stephanie Visit The Namur Factory

  January 14, 2016 at 10:55 am by

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The Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg today paid a visit to the production factory of one of the purveyors to the Grand Ducal Court, Namur. Guillaume and Stephanie toured the production floor, where they saw a range of different products that Namur produces, including breads, cakes and chocolates. The couple sampled a few of the offerings and Guillaume even picked up a piping bag and tried his hand at adding … Continue reading

Dutch New Year’s Receptions

  January 13, 2016 at 4:29 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander arrive at the Royal Palace for the New Year's Reception; 12-01-2015

The Dutch Royal Family attended the Annual New Year’s Receptions on January 12 and 13. The first reception, on Tuesday, was held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima were accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix and Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven. At the reception were present Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Ministers, political leaders and members of the Dutch … Continue reading

Queen Rania’s Busy Day In Brussels

  January 12, 2016 at 5:13 am by

Queen Rania

Queen Rania was in Brussels to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis. Queen Rania started her day meeting with Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel. The discussed the Syrian refugee crisis and ways to help. Queen Rania wore a printed purple and black dress matched with a cropped cardigan, hair pinned half back and black pumps and a black handbag. After the meeting, The PM tweeted ‘Interesting meeting with @QueenRania on Syrian … Continue reading

The Cambridges Join The Queen and Prince Philip For Gallipoli Memorial

  January 10, 2016 at 3:35 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Gallipoli Memorial at Sandringham; 10-01-2016

Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign’s end today. Also in attendance were the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents and siblings, as well as Lady Penny Bradbourne. Embed from Getty Images The Duke of Edinburgh is patron of the Gallipoli Association. The Gallipoli Campaign … Continue reading

Birthday Concert for Luxembourg’s Former Grand Duke Jean

  January 9, 2016 at 9:38 pm by

Grand Duke Jean, surrounded by his family, prepares to cut his 95th birthday cake; 09-01-2015

Luxembourg’s former head of state, Grand Duke Jean, has celebrated his 95th birthday with a concert at the Grande-Duchesse Joséphine-Charlotte Concert Hall tonight. The Grand Duke – whose actual birthday is on January 5 – was joined by his entire immediate family, as well as relatives and close friends from other royal houses (King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Sofia of Spain, Prince El … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cambridge’s 34th Birthday

  January 9, 2016 at 6:00 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge

On January 9, the Duchess of Cambridge celebrates her thirty fourth birthday. Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, better known as Kate, was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. She is the eldest child of Michael and Carole (née Goldsmith) Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge has two younger siblings: Philippa “Pippa” (b. 1983) and James (1987). Whilst her mother was working as an air hostess in Jordan, … Continue reading

Princess Ashraf Pahlavi Passes Away Aged 96

  January 8, 2016 at 5:42 am by

Princess Ashraf Pahlavi

Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, the twin sister of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza, passed away on January 7, it has been announced. The Princess, who was born in October 1919 as the fourth child of Reza Shah Pahlavi and Queen Tadj ol-Molouk, died of “old age” in her sleep in her European home, close advisor Robert F. Armao told The New York Times. Embed from Getty Images Princess Ashraf in New York, … Continue reading

The Netherlands Takes Over the EU Presidency

  January 7, 2016 at 9:47 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander; 07-01-2015

To mark the start of the Dutch Presidency of the European Union, today January 7, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima received the European Commission at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. At the reception were present Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, other members of the committee and the Dutch Prime Minister … Continue reading

Rare Appearance By The Duchess of Kent As She Visits Flooded York

  January 6, 2016 at 8:46 pm by

The Duchess of York visits the flood-hit cities of York and Tadcaster; 06-01-2015

The Duchess of Kent made a rare public appearance today when she paid a visit to the flood-hit cities of York and Tadcaster. Meeting with residents and volunteers at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall in York, the Duchess asked what they all did when the flooding began and praised the clean-up effort – which was still going on around her in the Hall, as the mud on the floor was mopped up. Later … Continue reading

Spanish King and Queen Attend Pascua Militar

  January 6, 2016 at 5:10 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain attend Pascua Militar; 06-01-2015

The King and Queen of Spain today presided over the annual Pascua Militar parade in the Armoury Square of the Royal Palace of Madrid. Dressed in the Captain General uniform of the Spanish Military, Felipe VI reviewed the formation of the Royal Guard and took a 21-gun salute, with his wife – who wore a black dress with a lace overlay and a white jacket – by his side. It … Continue reading

Queen Máxima at the Horticultural Entrepreneur Award 2016

  January 6, 2016 at 2:47 pm by

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrives for the Horticultural Entrepreneur Awards; 06-01-2015

Today, Wednesday January 6, Her Majesty Queen Máxima had her first engagement of 2016 at the presentation of the Horticultural Entrepreneur Award 2016 in the flower park Keukenhof in Lisse. This was the 30th edition of the award and theme this year was “Future proof business”. The winner was Ebben Nurseries, a producer of trees and other plants for the realization of green projects founded in 1862. Embed from Getty Images … Continue reading

Prince George Has His First Day At Nursery School

  January 6, 2016 at 10:48 am by

Prince George on his first day of nursery school

Two-year-old Prince George of Cambridge has begun nursery school in Norfolk, with photographs released by Kensington Palace to mark the occasion. Wearing a navy blue quilted jacket and a light blue backpack over his shoulders, George is shown in front of the mural at Westacre Montessori School. Embed from Getty Images The two photos were taken by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Trusty Blue for Margrethe, Recycled White for Mary: Second New Year’s Court in Denmark

  January 5, 2016 at 3:29 pm by

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Prince Frederik and Queen Margrethe at the New Year's Court for the Diplomatic Corps; 05-01-2015

The second New Year’s Court took place in Denmark this morning, and the two royal ladies present – Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary – both reached into their closets for their outfits instead of opting for something new. Queen Margrethe, hosting a Court for the judges of the Supreme Court, the Royal Life Guards and the Guard Hussar Regiment Officer Corps and then one for the diplomatic corps, donned … Continue reading

“When Ant and Dec Met The Prince” Airs on ITV

  January 5, 2016 at 10:10 am by

Prince Charles during the shooting of the documentary on The Prince's Trust 40th anniversary

A documentary hosted by Ant and Dec to mark the 40th anniversary of The Prince’s Trust aired last night on ITV in Britain. It featured interviews with the Prince of Wales and his two sons – Princes William and Harry – and highlighted the work of the charitable organisation that helps young people with education and employment. Ant and Dec also accompanied Prince Charles on a number of engagements in 2015 … Continue reading

Danish Royals Attend First New Year’s Court of 2016

  January 1, 2016 at 6:31 pm by

Prince Henrik and Queen Margrethe arrive for the New Year's Court; 01-01-2016

The Danish Royal Family have tonight attended the first New Year’s Court at Amalienborg Palace. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik hosted a gala banquet for members of government, members of the court and members of the Order of the Elephant. The Crown Prince Couple and Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were present, each wearing the collar of the order signifying the formality of the occasion. Danish royals at new year reception … Continue reading

Prince Henrik To Retire From Official Duties

  December 31, 2015 at 8:28 pm by

Prince Henrik of Denmark

In her annual New Year’s speech, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark tonight announced that her husband, Prince Henrik, will be retiring from official duties relating to the Danish state. “My husband has made the decision that the time has now come for him to “slow down” – or, if I may use a common Danish term – to retire,” the Queen said during the televised broadcast, “Going forward, the Prince … Continue reading

Former Qatari Emir Has Emergency Leg Surgery In Zurich

  December 30, 2015 at 5:05 pm by

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the former Emir of Qatar, has had leg surgery after it was broken. The Sheikh arrived in Zurich for surgery and is currently undergoing physiotherapy treatment. The official statement said “On Saturday 26 December, His Highness the Emir Father Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani was flown to Zurich, Switzerland for emergency treatment after suffering a broken leg while on holiday.” It went on saying “Following a successful … Continue reading

Pierre Casiraghi Competes in Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

  December 29, 2015 at 9:27 am by

Pierre Casiraghi aboard 'Maserati' ahead of the 2015 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Pierre Casiraghi has successfully competed in the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race, aboard the Italian yacht Maserati. The seventh in line to the throne of Monaco was one of the crew on Maserati, which crossed the line fourth, arriving in Hobart just before noon today, local time. Earlier in the week, Pierre spoke with reporters saying that “it has always been a dream” to compete in the race and that “it … Continue reading

Queen Rania’s “Childhood Dream” Comes True

  December 25, 2015 at 11:03 pm by

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Queen Rania has expressed her love for chocolate on several occasions, but it seems that the family holidays this year brought her a happy surprise when “someone” gifted her a large Toblerone chocolate bar. The 45 year old mother of four posed proudly with her “childhood dream” Toblerone bar and shared the photo on Instagram. She commented: “Today, someone made my childhood dream come true!. And it’s a big Toblerone, not just … Continue reading

Queen Noor’s Mother Passes Away

  December 25, 2015 at 6:51 pm by

Queen Noor of Jordan with her parents, Doris and Najeeb, on her wedding day

The Royal Hashemite Court announced on Friday the death of Mrs Doris Halaby, the mother of Queen Noor of Jordan and grandmother of her four children, Prince Hamzah, Prince Hashem, Princess Iman and Princess Raiyah. The statement offered condolences to the Queen and her children; it did not contain any information about the late Doris or the details of her burial and funeral. Mrs Doris Carlquist Halaby, who died in the United States, … Continue reading

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