Haakon and Sverre Magnus at “Daddy World Wide” Exhibition

  March 12, 2014 at 8:46 pm by

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Today March 12, 2014, Crown Prince Haakon attended the opening of the exhibition and global art project “Daddy World Wide” at the International Museum of Children’s Art in Oslo. As a surprise, he was accompanied by his youngest son Prince Sverre Magnus. They were welcomed in the afternoon by director Angela Goldin, chairman Jacob Lund and museum manager Nina Schjønsby and shown around the exhibition. The exhibition consists of old … Continue reading

The Earl of Wessex’s 50th Birthday

  March 11, 2014 at 1:36 am by

A photograph released to mark the Earl of Wessex's 50th birthday shows Prince Edward with his wife and children

On March 10, The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, celebrated his 50th birthday. To celebrate, an event was held at Bagshot Park, the Earl’s residence in Surrey. Those in attendance were The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, The Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, Viscount Severn, Viscount and Viscountess Linley and Lady Helen and Tim Taylor. Prince Edward is the third son and fourth child of The Queen and … Continue reading

Norwegian Royals with Princess Beatrix at the Holmenkollen

  March 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm by

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This weekend, the annual FIS Nordic Weltcup at the Holmenkollen in Oslo took place and as every year, the Norwegian Royal Family showed up to watch and cheer for the athletes. This year, they had a royal guest from the Netherlands with them: Princess Beatrix, who spent the weekend with the Norwegian Royals. She joined King Harald, Queen Sonja, Princess Astrid (King Harald’s sister), Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit … Continue reading

Vote in the February 2014 Picture of the Month Polls!

  March 9, 2014 at 2:16 am by

Please vote in the February 2014 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royals Bowing and Curtseying. The polls will remain open until 30 February 2014. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

Queen Maxima Visits Colombia and Peru

  March 8, 2014 at 9:20 pm by

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As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the UN for inclusive finance for development, Queen Maxima visited Colombia from March 3nd to March 5th and Peru from March 5th to March 7th. On Monday March 3rd, the Queen arrived in the Colombian city of Bucaramanga where she visited the “Fundation Delamujer”, a foundation established in 1987 which is an agricultural project funded by microcredit. The purpose of the visit was … Continue reading

Infanta Margarita Celebrates Her 75th Birthday

  March 7, 2014 at 9:13 pm by

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Infanta Margarita of Spain, Duchess of Soria and Hernani celebrates her 75th birthday on March 6th. A younger sister of King Juan Carlos I of Spain, Margarita was born in 1938 in Rome, Italy and has been blind since birth. Her full name is Margarita María de la Victoria Esperanza Jacoba Happiness Perpetua de Todos los Santos. Margarita is also the youngest child of the late Count and Countess of … Continue reading

Princess Mary Promotes Anti-Bullying at Sundbyøster School

  March 7, 2014 at 2:35 am by

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Yesterday, Crown Princess Mary was present at the presentation of a new extension of the ‘Free From Bullying’ program she initiated in Denmark. Accompanied by the Danish Minister of Education, Christine Antorini, the Secretary General of Save the Children Mimi Jakobsen, and the Mayor of Copenhagen, Pia Allerslev, The Mary Foundation launched ‘The Free of Bullying Universe’ digital program. The digital program will provide electronic discussion boards, games and e-books … Continue reading

Greek and Spanish Royals Commemorate 50th Anniversary of King Paul’s Death

  March 6, 2014 at 8:50 pm by

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On March 6, the Greek and Spanish Royal Families attended an orthodox mass in connection with the 50th anniversary of King Paul’s death. The mass took place at Tatoi Palace in Athens, Greece. Those present were the Greek and Spanish Royal Families, although King Juan Carlos was unable to attend. Other royals, such as the former Tsar Simeon of Bulgaria, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, Archduchess … Continue reading

January 2014 Picture of the Month Poll Winners!

  March 4, 2014 at 2:11 am by

Announcing the winners of the January 2014 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: January 2014 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Jordan ** Sweden Second Place: The Netherlands Third Place: Great Britain ** Morocco Royal Wedding Cakes (January 2014 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: Sweden Second Place: Monaco Third Place: Jordan ** Great Britain 2013 Picture of the Year (January 2014 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: The Netherlands Second Place: Belgium Third Place: Sweden ** Norway ** The … Continue reading

Te Deum for Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland

  March 2, 2014 at 11:25 pm by

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A Te Deum for Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland was held on 2 March at the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Princess Leonore is the daughter of Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland and her husband, Christopher O’Neill. Those who attended the Te Deum were: King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Sofia Hellqvist (Prince Carl Philip’s … Continue reading

Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Two Day Visit To Japan

  March 2, 2014 at 5:02 am by

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General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces was on a two day visit to Japan. Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and the visiting delegation visited Meiji Shrine. During the visit and tour, they learned about the history and life of the Emperor, they also witnessed a wedding that was taking place. Another stop of the visit was … Continue reading

The Duchess of Kent’s 81st Birthday

  February 28, 2014 at 4:49 am by

The Duchess of Kent in April 2011

The Duchess of Kent, Katharine, celebrated her 81st birthday on February 22. Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley was born at Hovingham Hall in Yorkshire, England on February 22, 1933. She is the only daughter of Sir William Arthington Worlsey, 4th Baronet and his wife, Joyce Morgan Brunner. She was christened on 2 April, 1933 at All Saint’s Church in Hovingham. Her godparents were Sir Felix Brunner, 3rd Baronet, Sir Digby Lawson, … Continue reading

Introducing Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma

  February 27, 2014 at 12:21 am by

Small arms of the House of Bourbon-Parma

On 26 February, the first photos of Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma, the new daughter of The Count and Countess of Bardi, were released by PPE Agency, a Dutch photo agency. Altogether, there are four photos: one two of the family and two of little Zita. Zita’s cousin, Princess Cecilia, also had her first photos released on PPE last year. View the gallery here. Princess Zita was born at the Our … Continue reading

Newest Swedish Royal: Leonore Lilian Maria

  February 26, 2014 at 10:15 am by

Princess Leonore of Sweden, photograph taken by Christopher O'Neill via Kungahuset

In a cabinet meeting held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm this afternoon, King Carl XVI Gustaf announced the name of his newborn granddaughter, the first child of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill. The infant, born on February 20 in New York, has been named Leonore Lilian Maria. She is a Princess of Sweden, with the additional title of Duchess of Gotland.

Princess Estelle Celebrates Second Birthday

  February 23, 2014 at 7:17 am by

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Sweden’s Princess Estelle today celebrates her second birthday. She is the only child of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, and is second in line for the throne. To mark the occasion, the Royal Court has released three new photographs of the princess taken by Kate Gabor at Haga Palace. The photographs show the princess blowing out candles on a cake, painting and sitting for a portrait. It also appears … Continue reading

It’s A Girl for Jaime and Viktória of Bourbon-Parma

  February 23, 2014 at 3:22 am by

Prince Jaime and Princess Viktória on their wedding day in October 2013

On 21 February at 12:40 in the Our Lady Hospital in Amsterdam, Princess Viktória of Bourbon-Parma gave birth to her first child, a girl, named Zita Clara. Her title is Her Royal Highness Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma. She was named in honour of Empress Zita, her paternal great-great aunt, and her maternal great-great grandmother, Klára Killerman. She is the fifth grandchild of Princess Irene of the Netherlands, a sister to the … Continue reading

Belgian Introductory Visit to Italy

  February 23, 2014 at 3:15 am by

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On Wednesday February 19th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid an introductory visit to Italy. The Royal Couple arrived in Rome in the late morning, accompanied by the Prime Minister, Elio Di Rupo, and the Foreign Minister, Didier Reynders. At Quirinale, the Presidential Palace, the King and the Queen were welcomed with military honors then they were greeted by the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. After posing for photos, took place … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine Gives Birth To A Daughter

  February 21, 2014 at 1:53 am by

The Swedish Royal Coat of Arms

The Swedish Royal Court has just announced that Princess Madeleine has been safely delivered of a daughter in New York City. The birth took place on Thursday February 20, at 22:41 local time (approximately two hours ago). The birth took place at the New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. No further information has been revealed at this time. The baby girl is the first child for Princess Madeleine and her husband, … Continue reading

The Duke of York’s 54th Birthday

  February 20, 2014 at 12:16 am by

The Duke of York

On 19 February, Prince Andrew, Duke of York celebrated his 54th birthday. Prince Andrew was born in the Belgian Suite of Buckingham Palace in 1960. He is the third child and second eldest son of the Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. He has three siblings; two brothers, Charles (born in 1948) and Edward (born in 1964), as well as a sister; Anne (born in 1950). He was … Continue reading

Hereditary Prince Alexander of Isenburg To Marry

  February 18, 2014 at 11:44 pm by

Hereditary Prince Alexander of Isenburg and his fiancee, Sarah Lorenz

It was recently announced that Alexander, Hereditary Prince of Isenberg is engaged to Dr. Sarah Lorenz. Hereditary Prince Alexander was born in Frankfurt in 1969. He is the eldest son of Franz-Alexander, Prince of Isenburg and his wife, Countess Christine von Saurma. He has three sisters; Katharina, Isabelle and Sophie, and one brother; Prince Viktor. His sister Katharina married the brother of Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, whilst … Continue reading

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