Thessaloniki Receives New Statue of Queen Olga To Mark Greek-Russian Friendship

  September 10, 2016 at 2:59 pm by

A statue of Queen Olga

A new statue of Greece’s former Queen Olga was unveiled today in the city of Thessaloniki, on the Vassilissis Olgas II Avenue. It is a gift to mark the friendship between Greece and Russia, the former Queen’s birth country, from the Pan-Russian Military-Historic Union. The Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and the Mayor of Thessaloniki were present for the unveiling. Queen Olga was born a Grand Duchess of Russia in 1851 as … Continue reading

Princess Mako On Official Visit to Paraguay

  September 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm by

Princess Mako

Princess Mako of Akishino is representing her grandfather, the Emperor of Japan, in Paraguay this week, as the two countries mark 80 years of immigration and bilateral relations. She attended a ceremony today alongside President Horacio Cartes and the Japanese Ambassador to Paraguay, Takeshi Kamitami, in Luque to celebrate the anniversary. A group of farmers were the first immigrants from Japan to Paraguay in 1936. The Princess delivered a speech … Continue reading

Belgian Royals Attend Belgian Leg of IAAF Diamond League

  September 9, 2016 at 7:42 pm by

The Belgian royals

There were some royal spectators in the stands for this year’s edition of the Memorial Van Damme track and field meet at the King Baudouin Stadium – King Philippe and Queen Mathilde with their four children. Also joining them was Prince Albert II of Monaco for the event, which is one of the meets that makes up the 2016 Diamond League, a series of international meets to promote track and field. … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Rocks Red Houndstooth Blouse At Zarzuela Audiences

  September 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm by

Queen Letizia

Spain’s Queen Letizia looked fabulous in a red and white houndstooth blouse and white pants during audiences at Zarzuela Palace today. The look was completed with a pair of red heels from Mango and simple stud earrings. The Queen met with representatives of the Latin American Alliance for Rare or Uncommon Diseases, to be updated on the upcoming Fourth Latin American Meeting on Rare Diseases that will be held in Montevideo later this month … Continue reading

World First Aid Day 2016 Launched by Princess Charlène in Geneva

  September 9, 2016 at 4:45 pm by

Princess Charlene

Princess Charlène has joined the Secretary General of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for the launch of this year’s World First Aid Day, and a new campaign aimed at children, at the United Nations offices in Geneva. The Princess and Secretary General Elhadj As Sy gave a lesson in first aid to a group of school-aged children, teaching them how to perform CPR. “Children are … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Learns About Aquaculture Industry During Visit to Zeeland

  September 9, 2016 at 4:31 pm by

Queen Maxima

The Queen of the Netherlands paid a visit to the provence of Zeeland today, where she stopped in the towns of Colijnsplaat and Zierikzee with a focus on the innovations put to use in the region’s aqua farming industry. First she visited Delta Farms, a company that farms and exports sea centipedes to shrimp farms around the world. New research is being undertaken to see if the creatures can extend the lifespan … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Opens Renewed Fryske Akademy

  September 9, 2016 at 2:14 pm by

Princess Laurentien

Today, Friday September 9, Princess Laurentien attended the opening of the renewed and restored buildings of the Fryske Akademy in Leeuwarden, a municipality of the Friesland Province, in the north of the Netherlands. The Fryske Akademy was founded in 1938 as scientific centre for research and education of the Frisian language and culture and it is located in the Coulonhouse, a 18th century building and the adjacent properties. The purpose of … Continue reading

Sheikh Mohammed And Princess Haya Enjoy Day Out With Their Children

  September 9, 2016 at 1:17 pm by

Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed, Dubai Ruler and his wife Princess Haya bint Hussein enjoyed a day out with their two children, Sheikha Al Jalila and Sheikkh Zayed. The family spent a few hours at the IMG Worlds of Adventure in Dubai. It’s the worlds largest indoor amusement park. Sheikh Mohammed shared the photos of the visit on his instagram page مع العائلة في "آي إم جي" في دبي..أكبر وجهة ترفيهية … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Queens In The Highlands

  September 9, 2016 at 10:00 am by

1923: Queen Mary and the Duchess of York

September 9, 1923: Queen Mary of the United Kingdom poses for photo with her daughter-in-law, the Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) during the royal family’s summer vacation at Balmoral Castle, in the Scottish Highlands.

A Royal Christening At Drottningholm

  September 9, 2016 at 8:09 am by

Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and Prince Alexander

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have today christened their son, Prince Alexander, in a ceremony attending by close family and friends at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel. The service was conducted by Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Chief Court Chaplain Bishop Johan Dalman and Pastor of the Royal Court Parish Michael Bjerkhagen. Prayers, readings by three of the couple’s siblings (Crown Princess Victoria, Lina Frejd and Sara Hellqvist) and music from the Stockholm Boy’s … Continue reading

Princess Anne Cancels Engagements After Contracting Chest Infection

  September 9, 2016 at 5:15 am by

The Princess Royal

The Princess Royal has had to cancel several engagements next week after tests showed she is suffering from a chest infection. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed that the Princess was admitted to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Wednesday, but did not stay overnight. Princess Anne, one of the hardest working British royals and in the past month has travelled to Brazil and Russia, is currently recuperating at Balmoral Castle. Princess Anne, … Continue reading

Prince Alexander’s Godparents Revealed Ahead of Tomorrow’s Christening

  September 8, 2016 at 8:24 am by

Prince Alexander

Sweden’s youngest Prince, Alexander, will be christened tomorrow at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel. Ahead of the event, the people who will serve as his godparents were announced today. They are Crown Princess Victoria, his paternal aunt; Lina Frejd, his maternal aunt; Victor Magnuson, first cousin of his father; Jan-Åke Hansson, his father’s best friend who also served as his best man; and Cajsa Larsson, a friend of his mother’s. Prince … Continue reading

Prince Charles: Evening Standard’s ‘Londoner of the Decade’

  September 7, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales has been named ‘Londoner of the Decade’ by The Express Standard this evening. The achievement award was given at the newspaper’s Progress 1000 Awards at the Science Museum. “I have to confess I am not entirely sure whether to be pleased or alarmed.  Perhaps I am losing my touch when such eminent newspapers start giving me achievement awards!” the Prince joked as he began his acceptance speech … Continue reading

King Philippe Hosts German-Speaking Leaders at Laeken

  September 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm by

The German-speaking leaders

The King and Queen of the Belgians have welcomed four leaders of German-speaking countries to the Royal Palace of Laeken this evening, for the thirteenth informal summit of German-speaking nations. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, President Joachim Gauck of Germany and President Johann Schneider-Ammann of the Swiss Confederation were present for the welcoming dinner with their spouses (except for Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess), posing for photos … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Honour 100th Anniversary of Camilo José Cela’s Birth

  September 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

King Felipe and Queen Letizia have commemorated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Spanish writer Camilo José Cela at the Cervantes Institute. The King delivered a speech at the event, in which he recalled Cela’s “important role in the history of Spanish literature” as he “represented a connecting link between the before and the after of the tragedy of the Civil War.” The King called Cela’s works “one of the strongest … Continue reading

Princess Alexandra Pays Visit to Royal Trinity Hospice

  September 7, 2016 at 12:30 pm by

Princess Alexandra

The ever-elegant Princess Alexandra of Kent paid a visit to the Royal Trinity Hospice today, meeting patients and staff. She toured both the inpatient and outpatient centres, seeing how different forms of therapy (including physiotherapy and art therapy) are used to provide relief to patients, before having a cup of tea with some of the outpatients. Alexandra was also shown the retail store which raise funds to allow the hospice … Continue reading

Princess Mary Attends Reception Marking 10th Anniversary of Sexual and Reproductive Health Network

  September 7, 2016 at 12:02 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

Crown Princess Mary was present at a reception today held at Christiansborg Palace to mark the tenth anniversary of the Parliamentary Intergroup Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Wearing white trousers and a beige blouse, the Princess listened to speeches by Danish MPs who are involved in the network, which works to “ensure a continuous and nonpartisan focus” on the issue within Denmark. Part of the reception involved … Continue reading

Duchess’s Best Friend: Camilla Visits Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

  September 7, 2016 at 11:34 am by

The Duchess of Cornwall

A bulldog named Winston almost stole the show during the Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home today, as he took a shining to the royal visitor’s outfit – by hiding his head underneath her skirts! Camilla – a well-known dog lover – was unfazed by Winston’s antics, laughing and giving the pup a pat as she chucked, “Typical dog, head up the skirt.” The Duchess … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde To Pay State Visit To The Netherlands This November

  September 7, 2016 at 8:47 am by

The Dutch and Belgian monarchs

It has been confirmed this morning that King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians will pay a state visit to the Netherlands between November 28 and 30, accepting an invitation from Dutch King Willem-Alexander. The visit is to highlight the “close and wide-ranging relations” and “historic ties and social values” between the two countries. Belgium and the Netherlands are important trading partners. The Belgian and Dutch Royal Couples, November … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – Summer 2016

  September 7, 2016 at 6:17 am by

The Royal Forums logo

Here we go with the updates from our Royal Genealogy Threads. This post covers the news from June, July and August 2016. Births: Thrice the royal stork has visited the French Royal Family. On 2 June Prince Jean and Princess Philomena of France, Duke and Duchess of Vendôme, welcomed their fourth child and second son, Prince Joseph d’Orléans. Two days later, Prince Jean’s cousin Kildine Stevenson (née de Sambucy de … Continue reading

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