William and Kate Join In Farewell to RAF Search and Rescue Division

  February 18, 2016 at 12:08 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a ceremony marking the end of RAF Search and Research operations; 18-02-2016

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge returned to their former home of Anglesey in Wales today, to attend a ceremony marking the end of the RAF Search and Rescue Force operations. They joined former servicemen and women who served in Search and Rescue for a formal disbandment ceremony before heading on to a reception where William – who was a member of the Search and Research Force for three years … Continue reading

On This Day: Birth of England’s Mary I in 1516

  February 18, 2016 at 8:18 am by

Queen Mary I of England

500 years ago today, the Princess who became England’s first female monarch, Mary I, was born. As the only surviving child of Henry VIII of England and Catherine of Aragon, she was cherished by her parents. When Mary was 9, her father gave her a separate court, as well as many powers and privileges, normally only given to Prince of Wales. Her childhood was also marked by matrimonial plans – … Continue reading

King of Morocco on Visit to France

  February 17, 2016 at 8:12 pm by

King Mohammed VI and President Hollande of France; 17-02-2016

King Mohammed VI of Morocco paid a day-long visit to France today, meeting with President François Hollande at the Elysee Palace in the French capital. A number of government ministers attended the meeting at the Palace, prior to the King and the President heading off to visit the Institut du Monde Arabe, where they inspected plans for the creation of a Moroccan Cultural Centre in Paris. The purpose of the visit … Continue reading

A Baby Boy for Prince Faisal and Princess Zeina of Jordan

  February 17, 2016 at 5:48 pm by

Prince Faisal and Princess Zeina of Jordan

Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan and his third wife Princess Zeina welcomed on Wednesday their first child together, a baby boy named Prince Abdullah. The newborn Prince Abdullah bin Faisal has four elder half-siblings from his father’s first marriage to Princess Alia Tabbaa: Princess Ayah, Prince Omar and the twin Princesses Aisha and Sara. Prince Faisal, who is 52 years old, is the second son of the late King … Continue reading

Kate Launches ‘YoungMindsMatter’ During HuffingtonPost Guest Editing Stint

  February 17, 2016 at 1:41 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge during her stint as a guest editor of HuffingtonPost UK; 17-02-2016

On February 17, the Duchess of Cambridge guest edited for Huffington Post UK, and wrote an article which addressed children’s mental health issues and mental health care in the United Kingdom. Kate said she has received further understanding of how childhood mental health problems can lead into adulthood through the charities she works with that support adults who are overcoming addiction. Kensington Palace also announced today that Kate has become patron … Continue reading

Few Belgian Royals Show Up to Remember their Deceased Relatives

  February 17, 2016 at 9:09 am by


Today was the annual mass to remember the deceased members of the Belgian Royal Family in the Notre Dame de Laeken. In previous years the mass was usually attended by most adult members of the Belgian Royal family. Today only the King, Queen, Princess Esmeralda and Princess Léa attended. Princess Léa’s son Renaud Bichara, Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg and her husband Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein were also present. The palace … Continue reading

King Bhumibol Recovering From Infection, High Fever

  February 17, 2016 at 8:36 am by

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

Thailand’s 88-year-old monarch King Bhumibol Adulyadej is recovering from an unknown infection and high fever, a Royal Palace statement said last night. “On the night of February 14, His Majesty the King’s breathing quickened and an X-ray in the chest showed no lung infection. On February 15, the king’s fever was at 38.1 degrees Celsius,” the bulletin on the King’s health read, before revealing tests were still being undertaken to determine the … Continue reading

Media Links Prince William’s Foreign Office Speech to the Brexit

  February 16, 2016 at 8:08 pm by

Prince William during his visit to the Foreign Office; 16-02-2016

The Duke of Cambridge has been unwittingly drawn into the ‘Brexit’ debate in the United Kingdom, with the British media linking a speech he gave at a reception at the Foreign Office today as being supportive of the country remaining in the European Union. “For centuries, Britain has been an outward looking nation. Hemmed in by sea, we have always sought to explore what is beyond the horizon…In an increasingly … Continue reading

Willem-Alexander and Máxima Drop By West Brabant

  February 16, 2016 at 6:48 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima in West-Brabant; 16-02-2016

The Dutch King and Queen visited the province of West Brabant today, stopping by a number of local organisations contributing to the social and economic resilience of the region. Among the places they visited was ZuidWestHoek College, where Willem-Alexander and Máxima were given a tour of the cycling facilities (how Dutch!) and spoke with several champion cyclists. They also visited The Dragon Hotel, one of the oldest in the country, that … Continue reading

Spain’s King and Queen Visit Museo del Prado

  February 16, 2016 at 2:34 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia during their visit to the Museo del Prado; 16-02-2016

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain paid a visit to the famed Museo del Prado in Madrid for a meeting of the board of trustees today. The couple viewed one of the museum’s latest acquisitions, Fra Angelico’s The Virgin of the Pomegranate,  which was purchased from the Duke of Alba, before heading into the meeting with the museum’s board. Queen Letizia donned an ivory skirt suit with a … Continue reading

Story Time with Camilla – How Wondercrump!

  February 16, 2016 at 1:16 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall reads Roald Dahl at an exhibition on the author; 16-02-2016

The Duchess of Cornwall delighted youngsters at the Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl exhibition in London today, when she took to the stage to read a chapter of the author’s The BFG to them. Wearing a bright purple skirt suit and a pair of floral brooches, the Duchess animatedly read to the audience, which included Roald Dahl’s widow Felicity and his grandson Luke, who manages the Roald Dahl Literacy Estate. She had earlier … Continue reading

Has Romania’s Former Prince Nicolas Become A Father?

  February 16, 2016 at 10:02 am by

Nicholas Medforth-Mills

Romanian media outlet DC News has reported that the rumoured child of Nicholas Medforth-Mills, formerly Prince of Romania, and Nicoleta Cirjan was born on February 9 in Bucharest. Iris Anna Cirjan was born quite healthy, according to Ms Cirjan’s personal blog, in which she also calls herself a single mother and that the father – who may or may not be Mr Medforth-Mills – has shown no interest in being involved. There … Continue reading

Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor Show Off New Daughter Isabella in Hello!

  February 16, 2016 at 7:28 am by

Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor with their younger daughter Isabella

Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor and their new daughter Isabella have been featured in the latest edition of Hello! magazine. Their feature also includes an interview. Baby Isabella was born as Isabella Alexandra May Windsor on January 16 2016 at 11:59pm. She is the second daughter and child of Lord Frederick Windsor and his wife, actress Sophie Winkleman. The couple’s first child, Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina Windsor was born on … Continue reading

Princess Alexandra at 25 – Her Top Five Looks

  February 16, 2016 at 3:00 am by

Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg

Luxembourg’s Princess Alexandra, the only daughter of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, today celebrates her 25th birthday. To mark her quarter of a century, we’ve compiled a list of her five best outfits. 1. While there are no full-length photographs of this outfit, what was seen is much to one’s liking. At the gala dinner held the night before her eldest brother Guillaume’s wedding in October 2012, Alexandra wore satin … Continue reading

Prince Charles Becomes Patron of the National Gallery

  February 15, 2016 at 4:11 pm by

The Prince of Wales views the Delacroix exhibition at the National Gallery; 15-02-2016

The Prince of Wales today visited the National Gallery in London, where he was given a tour of the Gallery’s new exhibition, Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art. Charles was also named the Gallery’s first Royal Patron, after being a trustee between the years of 1986 to 1993. The exhibition is the first in Britain of the works of French artist Eugène Delacroix in over 50 years.

35th Wedding Anniversary of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

  February 14, 2016 at 9:30 am by

View the full image at Cour Grand-Ducale

Today, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. Grand Duke Henri first met his wife to be María Teresa Mestre y Batista while he was studying in Geneva, Switzerland. The Grand Duke and Duchess tied the knot in a civil ceremony on February 4, 1981. On February 14, 1981 they had a religious ceremony. For the religious ceremony, Maria Teresa wore a … Continue reading

Peter and Autumn Phillips Attend Valentine’s Gala in Montreal

  February 13, 2016 at 7:59 pm by

Peter and Autumn Phillips

Peter and Autumn Phillips last night were among the VIP guests at the 17th annual Valentine’s Day Ball in Montreal, Canada. The couple attended the fundraiser, which raised almost $CAD500,000 for the West Island Palliative Care Residence, held at Chateau Vaudreuil. Autumn – who was raised in Pointe-Claire, a suburb of what is known as West Island in Montreal – held a speech at the event where she praised “the … Continue reading

Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine Hit The Pavement

  February 13, 2016 at 1:37 pm by

Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent riding their bicycles on the way home from kindergarten

5-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine were last week seen riding their own junior bicycles – complete with training wheels – for the first time around the streets of Copenhagen. Followed closely on foot by their mother, Crown Princess Mary, and the family’s pet dog Ziggy, Vincent and Josephine were on their way home from kindergarten and had no qualms about being in charge of their own transportation for … Continue reading

Princess Alia Turns 60

  February 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Princess Alia bint Hussein of Jordan

Princess Alia bint Al Hussein, the eldest child of the late King Hussein and his first wife Queen Dina, celebrates today her 60th birthday. Only months after her birth, her parents divorced and Queen Dina was not allowed to see her daughter for six years. Princess Alia received her primary education in Amman and later continued studying in the United Kingdom where she obtained A levels in Arabic, English and French from … Continue reading

Princess Ingrid Alexandra Lights Youth Olympic Games Cauldron

  February 13, 2016 at 3:44 am by

Princess Ingrid Alexandra lights the cauldron; 12-02-2016

Norway’s young Princess Ingrid Alexandra last night had the honour of lighting the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Second Youth Olympic Games, held in Lillehammer. Among the 13,000 who watched from the stands as the Princess lit the cauldron, using the same torch her father Crown Prince Haakon used to light the Lillehammer Winter Olympic Games cauldron in 1994, were the King and Queen of Norway and the Crown Prince … Continue reading

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