King Willem-Alexander Opens Jubilee Edition of The Hague Model UN

  January 29, 2018 at 1:50 pm by

King Willem-Alexander

On Monday, King Willem-Alexander officially opened the jubilee edition of The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) at the World Forum. Thousands of high school students from over one hundred countries have descended on The Hague for the five-day conference that is being held this week, simulating the work and gatherings of the United Nations. Through debate and diplomacy, the students have an aim of reaching an “agreement on world problems … Continue reading

Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel To Visit The Baltic States

  January 29, 2018 at 9:24 am by

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden

Sweden’s Crown Princess Couple will be paying visits to the Baltic States this year, to mark each respective country’s centenary of independence. Their first visit will be to Lithuania on February 16, where Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel will attend official celebrations in Vilnius on the country’s National Day before meeting with President Dalia Grybauskaitė for a luncheon. The Princess and Prince will attend a reception at the Swedish Embassy with … Continue reading

Prince Henrik Admitted To Hospital Following Egyptian Trip

  January 29, 2018 at 6:46 am by

Prince Henrik of Denmark

83-year-old Prince Henrik of Denmark was admitted to hospital in Copenhagen on Sunday night, the Danish Royal Court has confirmed. The Prince, who was diagnosed with dementia last year, was originally hospitalised last week during a vacation in Egypt. He returned to Denmark, and was admitted to Rigshospitalet for further tests. “We have at present nothing further to add to the press announcement. The Prince has returned home safely and … Continue reading

British Royals Attend Church Service at Sandringham

  January 28, 2018 at 11:40 am by

Queen Elizabeth

On January 28, members of the British Royal Family attended a Sunday church service at St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk where the Queen and Prince Philip are enjoying their extended Christmas holiday. Princess Anne and her husband Tim Laurence, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, were also in attendance. Prince Philip lead his relatives on the walk to church whilst well-wishers watched them walk in. According … Continue reading

Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Mother of UAE President, Passes Away

  January 28, 2018 at 7:31 am by

Coat of Arms of the United Arab Emirates

It was announced on Sunday by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs in the United Arab Emirates that Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the mother of the UAE’s President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has passed away. The Ministry’s statement read: “In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, mourns the death of Her … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Open European Capital of Culture For 2018

  January 28, 2018 at 6:22 am by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander

Yesterday, Saturday January 27, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima participated in the official opening of Leeuwarden-Fryslân as the European Capital of Culture for 2018. The Maltese capital Valletta is also this year’s European Capital of Culture. To mark the starting of the events, the King and Queen rang the bells of the Oldehove Church which is located in the medievial centre of the city of Leeuwarden. During this year the province … Continue reading

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Released From Ritz Carlton

  January 27, 2018 at 8:41 pm by

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Saudi billionaire Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Al Saud was freed on Saturday after nearly three months of detention at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh. The prince was kept in custody at the luxurious prison among dozens of prominent members of the Saudi Royal Family and businessmen as part of a sweeping crackdown on corruption led by his cousin, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman. Prince Al Waleed, 62, spoke to … Continue reading

Blue Leather For Princess Mary As She Presents Women’s Board Award 2018

  January 26, 2018 at 3:10 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

The Crown Princess of Denmark donned a navy blue pleated leather skirt and an olive, blue and white blouse as she presented the 2018 Women’s Board Award to the CEO of an American baking company on Friday. Princess Mary awarded this year’s prize to Marianne Kirkegaard, CEO of CSM Bakery Solutions, during the ceremony in Copenhagen. The Princess described Ms Kirkegaard as a “highly competent role model” during her speech ahead … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Attend Opening of the Holland Dance Festival

  January 26, 2018 at 6:58 am by

Prince Constantijn, Princess Beatrix and Princess Laurentien

Last night, Thursday January 25, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien were present for the opening of the sixteenth edition of the Holland Dance Festival at the Zuiderstrandtheater in The Hague. The festival showcases international dance productions from nineteen countries and also organizes educational activities, projects, workshops and customized lessons. During the festival will be presented fifty-two performances of leading international dance productions. Yesterday, during the gala, the Jiří Kylián … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Awards the Language Heroes Prizes

  January 26, 2018 at 6:46 am by

Princess Laurentien

On Thursday January 25, Princess Laurentien presented the Language Heroes Prizes during the International Film Festival Rotterdam at the Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg in Rotterdam. The awards went to Ibrahim Al Hendi, Carolien Slager and Anne Agema. Ibrahim won in the category Language Courses because “in the short time that he is here in The Netherlands, has already mastered the Dutch language so well”; Carolien won in the category Bridge Builder for … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Dutch State Visit to Ethiopia

  January 26, 2018 at 3:00 am by

Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia

January 26, 1969: Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia (C) sits in between Queen Juliana (L) and Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands (R) during a gala banquet held in honour of state visit to Ethiopia by the Dutch monarch. Also participating in the visit were Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus.

Prince Daniel Takes To The Ice During Opening Of New Multi-Sport Hall in Ockelbo

  January 25, 2018 at 7:10 pm by

Prince Daniel

Ugglebo Arena, the new multi-sport hall in Ockelbo, was officially inaugurated on Thursday evening with a special exhibition ice hockey match between Ockelbo Hockey A-Team and Team Generation Pep, a team comprising of former ice hockey stars and Prince Daniel. Team Generation Pep – named after Prince Daniel’s initiative to “spread knowledge and engage both people and organisations in a joint effort to make it easier for children and young people to live … Continue reading

Duchess of Cornwall Shown Special Technology To Help Domestic Violence Victims During Met Police Visit

  January 25, 2018 at 1:33 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall

During a visit to the Metropolitan Police offices in Lambeth on Thursday, the Duchess of Cornwall was shown special technology developed by Vodafone that is being used to provide extra support and assistance to victims of domestic violence. TecSOS devices – which sends a signal to police when activated by their holder, giving police details about the holder’s location and situation so a rapid response can be issued – are … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days Launch

  January 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm by

Princess Laurentien

On Wednesday January 24, Princess Laurentien participated in the launch of the fifteenth edition of the National Reading Breakfast Days at the Children’s Book Museum in The Hague. During the event, the Princess read the book “Ssst! Don’t Wake Up the Tiger”. The book by Britta Teckentrup was named Picture Book of the Year 2018 by a jury of Dutch children’s librarians. The National Reading Days is an initiative of the Reading … Continue reading

Over The Moon: ‘Just Jack and Eug’ Give Engagement Interview

  January 22, 2018 at 6:16 pm by

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

After announcing their engagement on Monday morning, Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank gave a short interview to Matt Baker of the BBC’s The One Show later that day at Buckingham Palace. The couple – who also had their official engagement portraits shot in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace today – spoke of Mr Brooksbank’s lake-side proposal earlier in January during a trip to Nicaragua. “The lake was so beautiful. The … Continue reading

Jordanian Royals To Attend WEF in Davos

  January 22, 2018 at 6:03 pm by

King Abdullah, Queen Rania and Crown Prince Hussein

Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Queen Rania and Crown Prince Hussein are expected to participate in the World Economic Forum annual meeting that will take place in Davos, Switzerland between January 23-26. According to a Royal Court statement, King Abdullah II is to meet with leaders and representatives of the participating countries, including King Felipe VI of Spain and King Philippe of Belgium, as well as the Presidents of France and Poland, and the German Chancellor. The … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander Meets with the President of Panama

  January 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and the Panamanian President

Today, Monday January 22, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands welcomed Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama, at Noordeinde Palace for an audience. The President is currently on a three-day working visit to The Netherlands that aims to strengthen the relationship between The Netherlands and Panama. On the occasion of this visit, Queen Máxima, in her capacity as special advocate of the United Nations Secretary-General for Inclusive Financing for … Continue reading

Princess Eugenie Engaged to Jack Brooksbank

  January 22, 2018 at 6:27 am by

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

Two babies, and now two weddings for the Windsor clan in 2018! The Duke and Duchess of York have this morning announced the engagement of their younger daughter, Princess Eugenie, to her long-time boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank. The Yorks were “delighted” to make the announcement, with the statement also saying the wedding will take place in autumn at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank – who have been … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Opens Aarhus As The ‘2018 European Volunteer Capital’

  January 21, 2018 at 6:10 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

On Sunday evening at the Aarhus Town Hall, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark officially ‘opened’ the municipality of Aarhus as the 2018 European Volunteer Capital. Joined by the Mayor of Aarhus, Jacob Bundsgaard, the Crown Princess delivered a speech during the event, praising the social benefits of volunteering: “Volunteers get a network and friendships, and they experience the joy and satisfaction of making a difference.” The European Volunteer Capital is decided each year … Continue reading

Jacques and Gabriella Join In The Circus Fun

  January 21, 2018 at 4:37 pm by

The Princely Family of Monaco

Monaco’s youngest royals – three-year-old Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella – made their debut appearance at the 42nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo on Sunday, surprising royal watchers by at the afternoon performance. The twins, both wearing the Circus Festival scarf, were brought along by their father, Prince Albert II, to join other members of the family at the event. During the show, Princess Gabriella happily sat with her Tante Stéphanie, … Continue reading

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