Belgium’s young royals today began the 2015-2016 school year, heading off in the company of their parents, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. The Duchess of Brabant, Prince Gabriel and Princess Eléonore were dropped off at the Sint-Jans Berchmans College, a Dutch school in Brussels, by their father, walking down the street together. 7-year-old Eléonore – almost dwarfed by her hot pink backpack, which matched both her pants and her hair clips – was … Continue reading
The Royal Mint has released the design of the £20 silver coin it has produced to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning British monarch. It has been designed by Stephen Taylor and features the five coinage portraits of the Queen that have been used on coins in the United Kingdom since 1952. “I wanted to convey how Queen Elizabeth has matured on the face of a coin, just like … Continue reading
Princess Marie was accompanied by her husband, Prince Joachim, and their children to the Tonder Festival this afternoon. kongehuset.dk had announced that Princess Marie would be attending the event with no other royals mentioned. The royals were joined by family friends and their children. The Princess has been patron of the Tønder Festival since 2009. Tønder Festival is a folk music festival which takes place in August.
Today, Queen Maxima of The Netherlands attended the Ambassador Days ‘cheer up’ event. This year, the ‘Cheer up’ Foundation celebrates it’s 20th anniversary and is a foundation that helps chronically ill child to attend a fun day, the day also includes the whole family. Queen Maxima wore a recycled Dolce and Gabbana dress which was perfectly matched with a hat, L.K. Bennett nude pumps and clutch.
Today marks the 80th anniversary of the death of the popular Queen Astrid of the Belgians. She was killed on August 29 in Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland following a car accident. Astrid and her husband, King Leopold III, were holidaying at their villa, Haslihorn, on the shore of Lake Lucerne with their two eldest children, Joséphine-Charlotte and Baudouin. Bad weather saw the couple send the children home to Brussels on August 28, intending … Continue reading
Queen Silvia of Sweden was joined by her son, Prince Carl Philip, and his wife, Princess Sofia, at the opening of the “Designs for a Princess – The Lilian Look!” exhibition. The exhibition is being held at the Pillared Hall at the Royal Palace of Stockholm and features around 30 different outfits, dresses and handbags used at various official events by Princess Lilian over a period of 30 years.
Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the annual Pique Nique Monegasque, which is Monaco’s national picnic with their twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques. The twins wore traditional Monegasque wear, Prince Albert wore white and black matched with a red tie while Princess Charlene was in an all white outfit. View image | gettyimages.com Arriving at the event, Prince Albert was carrying Prince Jacques while Princess Charlene was … Continue reading
Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark turns 35 years old today. Tatiana Ellinka Blatnik was born on August 28, 1980 in Venezuela. Tatiana studied at Aiglon College then went to Georgetown University where she graduated in 2003 with a major in sociology. She worked for fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg as an event planner, she resigned in 2010 to focus on her wedding plans. In December 2009, Tatiana Blatnik and her … Continue reading
For their first official engagement together, Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia have visited Prince Carl Philip’s duchy of Värmland. On the first day the couple inaugurated the Byamossarna Nature Reserve, of which they are both patrons. Carl Philip and Sofia also toured the reserve afterwards. The next stop for Carl Philip and Sofia was Mårbacka. They visited Selma Lagerlöf’s home in Sunne. Selma Lagerlöf is a Swedish … Continue reading
Following Chris O’Neill’s move to England’s capital city in April, Princess Madeleine and the couple’s two children, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas, have also moved, although they are not officially registered as residents of London. The family’s stay in Sweden was temporary, though to be in the line of succession to the Swedish throne, little Leonore and Nicolas have to have their education in Sweden. According to Swedish newspaper Expressen, Madeleine … Continue reading
Prince and Princess Nikolaos, also knows as Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana, celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary today. The couple tied the knot five years ago in Spetses, Greece, eight months after announcing their engagement. Tatiana arrived to the church in a carriage with her stepfather. Upon marriage, Tatiana was officially styled Princess Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark with the style of Royal Highness. The couple’s wedding was attended by various … Continue reading
Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau and his wife Anita today celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. The pair were married civilly on August 25 in a ceremony held at Het Loo Palace officiated by the Mayor of Apeldoorn attended by their close family and friends. Pieter-Christiaan and Anita posed for photographs in the palace gardens after the ceremony, to which the bride wore a jacket and skirt in shades of green, blue … Continue reading
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark opened the Psychiatry Hospital in Slagelse on Monday morning. During the opening, Mary cut the ribbon and was then shown around the new hospital including the pool, gym and kitchen area. According to the media, The Crown Princess of Denmark said at the end of the tour that the new hospital has been a positive experience and that the hospital was very well thought out.
The Princess of Orange today had her first day of high school, and the Dutch Royal Court released a photograph and video of the 11-year-old to mark the occasion. Catharina-Amalia is seen riding a bicycle with a large pink box attached to the front, waving to the camera – behind which her father, King Willem-Alexander, stands – in the garden of their home, Villa Eikenhorst. The Princess will be attending … Continue reading
August 23 marks the anniversary of the death of Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, the woman who, had events not occurred how they did, would likely have become the Empress of Austria. Born in May 1864, she was the second daughter of King Leopold II of the Belgians and his Austrian Archduchess wife, Marie Henriette. An unhappy childhood was a symptom of her parents’ unhappy marriage; their three daughters were left … Continue reading
Norwegian Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria today joined forces for climate change, participating in a pilgrimage between Halden, Norway and Strømstad, Sweden. The two Crown Princesses began in Halden, where they met with bishops at the Søndre Enningdalen Church before starting their walk Elgåfossen, a waterfall on the border between the two Scandinavian countries. Upon reaching their destination, Mette-Marit filled a bottle with water and then, standing on the … Continue reading
Sitting on the deck of their grandmother’s boat, De Groene Draeck, the three daughters of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands enjoyed the sun, the sea and the atmosphere of SAIL Amsterdam today, alongside two of their cousins. Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia, Princess Ariane and the two daughters of the late Prince Friso and Princess Mabel, Countess Luana and Countess Zaria, were seen taking shooting photographs of the other vessels as … Continue reading
Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan launched on Friday the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security, which takes place between 21-22 August 2015 at King’s Academy school in Madaba. The Crown Prince addressed the audience at the opening session of the forum and said that youth are a strategic asset and the real wealth. He added, “Jordan will work through its membership in the United Nations Security … Continue reading
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia were on hand this evening to help celebrate the 90th anniversary of Radio Sweden at Berwald Hall in Stockholm. They were joined by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. The foursome posed for photographs upon their arrival, before heading inside the concert hall for the evening’s show, which included speeches by Radio Sweden CEO Cilla Benkö, and performances by a number of the organisation’s main program … Continue reading
The Head of the House of Lippe, Fürst Armin, passed away yesterday, August 20, in Detmold, his family announced today. “In deep sadness, we announce the death of Dr Armin, Prince of Lippe, who died after a short, serious illness on 20 August 2015 aged 91 years in Detmold, in the circle of his family,” the statement released by the Lippes read. Fürst Armin, born on August 18, 1924 to Leopold … Continue reading