Belgian Royals Welcome Politicians To Palace For New Year’s Reception

  January 18, 2018 at 9:52 am by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

Politicians from across Belgium headed to the Royal Palace in Brussels on Thursday, where they attended a New Year’s reception hosted by King Philippe. The King delivered a speech to the gathering, as did Prime Minister Charles Michel. King Philippe thanked the authorities for their work in 2017, and praised the efforts by the whole country in ensuring Belgium remains stable and solid throughout recent economic challenges. “Our economy is energetic … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Opens the Bio-Fair in Zwolle

  January 17, 2018 at 12:49 pm by

Queen Maxima

This afternoon, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was present at the opening of the organic trade fair Bio-Fair organized at the convention center IJsselhallen in Zwolle, in the northeastern Netherlands. Upon her arrival, the Queen was welcomed by Boele Staal, commissioner of the King in the Province of Overijssel, and Jan Brink, Deputy Mayor of Zwolle. The Queen, along with Carola Schouten, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, was given a guided … Continue reading

Princess Stéphanie Attends Photo Call Ahead of Circus Festival Opening

  January 16, 2018 at 5:18 pm by

Princess Stephanie of Monaco

As patron, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco was present for a photo call at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille on Tuesday to mark the upcoming 42nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo. The Princess posed with the ringmaster, performers and animals, getting up close with one of the giraffes that will be involved in this year’s circus, which runs from January 18th to January 28th. Performers this year – in the 250th year of … Continue reading

Dutch King Hosts New Year’s Reception At Amsterdam’s Royal Palace

  January 16, 2018 at 2:49 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

On Tuesday January 16th, the King of The Netherlands hosted the first of two traditional New Year’s receptions at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Several hundred guests from across Dutch society, the political sphere and the public administrative services attended the reception, as did forty representatives from the Dutch National Police, who were special guests this year. During his speech at the reception, the King personally thanked the police for … Continue reading

The Cambridges Receive A Rapturous Welcome In Coventry

  January 16, 2018 at 2:03 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were treated to a rapturous welcome as they visited Coventry on Tuesday. Beginning at Coventry Cathedral, William and Catherine – wearing a hot pink Mulberry coat she first wore when pregnant with Princess Charlotte in late 2014 – had a brief walkabout to greet the large crowd that had come out to welcome them, before touring the Cathedral and the ruins of the original Cathedral … Continue reading

Dressed For Success: King Willem-Alexander Visits Amsterdam Charity

  January 16, 2018 at 11:47 am by

King Willem-Alexander

Before hosting the first New Year’s reception of the year on Tuesday, King Willem-Alexander paid a visit to an Amsterdam charity that provides people looking for employment with appropriate attire to wear for interviews. The King visited Dress for Success, which is an initiative of the ‘Together Out of Poverty’ program established The Oranje Fonds, and met with staff who man the Amsterdam store, as well as clients who have taken … Continue reading

Carl Philip and Sofia Attend Swedish Sports Gala

  January 15, 2018 at 8:17 pm by

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip

On Monday evening, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia represented the Swedish Royal Family at the 2018 Swedish Sports Gala, held at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm. The couple – who walked the red carpet upon arrival – were in the audience as Sweden’s top athletes for 2017 were honoured for their work and achievements. Among the winners were the Tre Kronor, Sweden’s men’s national ice hockey team, who – after … Continue reading

King Felipe Receives Adolfo Suárez Human Rights Defence Award

  January 15, 2018 at 5:47 pm by

Queen Letizia and King Felipe

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain were present at the Victims of Terrorism Foundation Awards at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid on Monday. During the ceremony, King Felipe was presented with the Adolfo Suárez Human Rights Defence Award, in “recognition of the proximity and closeness that the Crown has always shown to victims of terrorist barbarism”. He was presented with the award by the President of … Continue reading

Crown Prince Haakon Attends Armed Forces Leadership Training Course

  January 15, 2018 at 3:44 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon

In Sessvollmoen, north of Oslo, Crown Prince Haakon on Monday attended the Armed Forces’ leadership training course at the Armed Forces Personnel and Protective Centre.  He was shown a number of field exercises participants go through over the two-week training period that assists the three branches of the Armed Forces – the Army, the Air Force and the Navy – select “the most qualified and most motivated” people for further leadership training, … Continue reading

Abu Dhabi, Jordanian Crown Princes Attend World Future Energy Summit Opening

  January 15, 2018 at 3:38 pm by

Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed

The Crown Princes of Abu Dhabi and Jordan were present for the opening of this year’s World Future Energy Summit at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on Monday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan delivered a speech at the Summit, which is being held as part of  Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. “The future can not be discussed in isolation from ensuring an active role for youth and investing in the development of their … Continue reading

A Visit To The Northern Military Zone By King Abdullah

  January 15, 2018 at 12:10 pm by

King Abdullah during his visit to the Northern Military Zone

King Abdullah II of Jordan paid a visit to the Northern Military Zone on Monday January 15, where he met with the 2nd Border Guards Brigade. He was informed of new projects that have been implemented to “improve the conditions of personnel”, and was given briefings on what duties and programs are run by army units within the Zone. The King, who is the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, … Continue reading

First Royal Attendance Confirmed For PyeongChang 2018

  January 15, 2018 at 11:50 am by

The logo for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games will kick off on February 9th in PyeongChang, South Korea, and the first royal attendances have been confirmed. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands will be attending to cheer on Dutch athletes at the beginning of the Games: the King will attend from February 9th to February 13th, while Queen Máxima will only attend until February 11th. They will be present for the opening … Continue reading

Princess Charlotte’s The Cambridge In Charge, According To The Queen

  January 15, 2018 at 11:30 am by

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

During a Bible presentation at Sandringham House on Sunday, Queen Elizabeth II revealed that her great-granddaughter, Princess Charlotte, is the ‘boss’ of her elder brother, Prince George. “It’s like that with Charlotte and George,” Her Majesty said to Ellen Clay after she asked whether her 10-year-old daughter, Emily, looked after her younger sister, and Mrs Clay replied with “It’s the other way around”. The Queen’s comment echoes comments made by the … Continue reading

Qatari Sheikh Tamim Meets With Turkish President in Ankara

  January 15, 2018 at 9:27 am by

Sheikh Tamim of Qatar and the President of Turkey

The Emir of Qatar paid a working visit to the Republic of Turkey on Monday, during which he held talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, the Turkish capital. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad was greeted at the Esenboga International Airport by Turkey’s Minister of National Defence and staff from the Qatari embassy, before travelling to the Palace for bilateral talks, which was only announced a few hours before they … Continue reading

Crown Prince Moulay Hassan Opens The 2018 African Nations Championship

  January 14, 2018 at 6:25 am by

Crown Prince Moulay Hassan

The Crown Prince of Morocco was charged with officially opening the 2018 African Nations Championship on Saturday evening. Crown Prince Moulay Hassan, 14, first reviewed a military guard of honour ahead of the opening ceremony, and met with several footballing officials, including the President of the Confederation of African Football and the FIFA Secretary General. He then attended the first match of the tournament, between Morocco and Mauritania. The Prince met … Continue reading

Zara Falls Ill, Misses Magic Millions Race Day On The Gold Coast

  January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am by

Mike and Zara Tindall this week in Australia

An unfortunate turn of events has led to Zara Tindall, ambassador for Magic Millions, missing the event’s flagship race that was held today, as she has been taken ill with a stomach bug. Her husband, Mike Tindall, said how Zara was “gutted” to be missing the event as he spoke with the media upon arrival at the Gold Coast Turf Club on the Gold Coast. “Zara really wanted to come to the … Continue reading

Princess Astrid’s Economic Missions Announced for 2018 and 2019

  January 13, 2018 at 8:43 am by

From the TRF Avatar Gallery

As she has done since her brother took the throne in 2013, Princess Astrid of Belgium will again undertake two economic visits in conjunction with the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency this year. She will visit Argentina and Uruguay in June, and Morocco in November. Her visits for 2019 have also been announced: Mexico in March 2019, and China in November 2019. The purpose of these economic missions – which see … Continue reading

Bring It On: Prince Daniel Plays Table Tennis During Visit To STIGA Sports

  January 12, 2018 at 4:58 pm by

Prince Daniel

Prince Daniel visited STIGA Sports in Eskilstuna on Friday, where he eagerly agreed to play a game of table tennis against a young boy. The Prince praised young David as a great player, saying that he may be “the next J-O”, referring to Swedish table tennis champion Jan-Ove Waldner. Daniel also tested some air hockey tables during his tour of the factory, which is the one of the largest producers of … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Opens New Christmas Seal Home in Roskilde

  January 12, 2018 at 2:36 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

On Friday, Denmark’s Crown Princess paid a visit to Roskilde, for the official opening of the Christmas Seal Foundation’s new home, Liljeborg. Crown Princess Mary was joined by Winnie Liljeborg, a co-founder of Pandora who donated the funds for the new home’s premises and renovations, on stage as they cut the ribbon to open the home. Ms Liljeborg also donated funds for the home’s first five years of operation. After, Mary – … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Opens the House for Music

  January 12, 2018 at 2:17 pm by

Queen Maxima

Today, Friday January 12, Queen Máxima attended at the opening of the renovated “House for Music” in Arnhem, in the province of Gelderland. Upon her arrival the Queen was welcomed by the Mayor of Arnehm, Ahmed Marcouch, and Clemens Cornielje, the King’s Commissioner in the province of Gelderland. During the opening ceremony took place a concert by the Het Gelders Orkest and a performance by more than one hundred Arnhem school children … Continue reading

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