Princess Sara al-Faisal announced on her personal facebook page that she and husband, Prince Faisal bin al Hussein of Jordan, have divorced. Princess Sarah is Prince Faisal’s second wife, they married on May 24, 2010 in Amman, Jordan. The couple together have no children. Prince Faisal was previously married to Princess Alia Tabbaa and together they have four children.
On Wednesday September 11th, Queen Maxima was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to attend the annual international policy forum of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI). The forum was held in Malaysia from September 10th to 12th. The theme of the forum this year was: “Driving policies for optimal impact”. In her speech, the Queen stressed all the “remarkable progress in financial inclusion.” The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) is a network of … Continue reading
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Tusk Foundation gala dinner at The Royal Society in London on Thursday night. The awards were hosted by journalist Kate Silverton, which celebrated outstanding achievement in the field of African conservation. Prince William, who is patron of the Tusk charity, handed out two awards, a lifetime achievement honour called The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa and an award that recognises … Continue reading
Please vote in the August 2013 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royal Summer Sports. The polls will remain open until 30 September 2013. Good Luck to all the participating teams!
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde on Tuesday September 10th visited Wavre in the Province of Walonian-Brabant. At the arrival in Wavre, the Royal Couple were welcomed in the Town Hall by the Mayor Charles Michel and the Governor Marie-José Laloy. After signing the guestbook, the King and the Queen went to the streets of Wavre to take a walk and be greeted by the people. During the walk the Royal … Continue reading
It has been announced by Kensington Palace that the Duke of Cambridge has completed his duties as a search and rescue helicopter pilot with the RAF after seven and a half years. The Prince is considering public work and his decision will be made within the next 12 months. The Duke of Cambridge is now looking to expand his charity work also in the conservation and endangered species. Read the … Continue reading
Queen Paola of Belgium turns 76 years old on September 11. Queen Paola is the wife of King Albert II of Belgium, who recently abdicated in favour of their eldest son, Philipe. Born Donna Paola Margherita Maria Antonia Consiglia Ruffo di Calabria in Italy in 1937, she is the youngest daughter of the Italian noble Prince & Princess Ruffo di Calabria. In 1958, she met the future King of Belgium … Continue reading
Doña Victoria de Marichalar y Borbón turned 13 years old on September 9th. The only daughter of Infanta Elena and her former husband, Don Jaime de Marichalar, Victoria is the eldest granddaughter of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain. She is currently sixth in the line of succession to the Spanish Throne. Doña Victoria Federica has an older brother Don Felipe Juan Froilán de Marichalar y Borbón. … Continue reading
On Saturday September 7th in Buenos Aires, King Willem-Alexander was appointed as an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). IOC President Jacques Rogge handed the King the gold Olympic Order during the 125th IOC Session. King Willem-Alexander was member of the IOC since 1998 and he resigned from his position as IOC member after his accession to the throne in April. The King will be replaced by Camiel Eurlings, … Continue reading
On Monday September 9th, Princess Laurentien opened the ninth Literacy Week in the Efteling theme park in Kaatsheuvel. The Princess was accompanied by Jet Bussemaker, Minister of Education, Culture and Science. During the ceremony the winners of the “National Literacy Awards” were announced. The winners of this years were Rian Visser, a children’s writer, and Jong010, the Rotterdam children’s newspaper. The Literacy Week takes place from 8 to 15 September. Activities … Continue reading
On the first day back at school, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai visited two schools in Dubai. During his visit to the schools, Sheikh Mohammed was welcomed by the students and teachers, toured the classes and spoke to students. Sheikh Mohammed did not only post images on Instagram and twitter but also tweeted: “Today I joined … Continue reading
Next week, His Majesty King Abdullah II will pay a state visit to China and then will head to New York on a working visit. In China, King Abdullah will hold talks with President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders on ongoing situations in the region and international issues. In New York, King Abdullah will lead a delegation to the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly. While attending the … Continue reading
On Friday September 6th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their visits to the Provinces in Leuven, Province of Flemish-Brabant Having arrived in the morning, the Royal Couple were greeted by Governor Lodewijk De Witte and Mayor Louis Tobback at the Town Hall, where an official reception took place and where they met authorities of welfare, culture, business and sports. Then the King and the Queen went for a walk … Continue reading
Reports have surfaced that Prince Andrew was mistaken for a burglar in Buckingham Palace gardens on Wednesday evening. This comes two days after there was an actual break in, a man was arrested inside the palace in a major security breach. The 53 year old royal was stopped in the palace gardens by two armed security guards. A spokesman for Scotland Yard said, “The man was satisfactorily identified. No weapons … Continue reading
Members of the Spanish Royal Family travelled to the Argenitian capital Buenos Aires this week to support Madrid’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. On September 2nd, Prince Felipe headed the Spanish delegation that arrived in Buenos Aires. On September 5th, he was joined by his wife, Princess Letizia, and aunt,Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz. On Thursday evening, both Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia were photographed together looking happy … Continue reading
Denmark’s fifth annual Flag Day commemorating the soldiers who have fought and fallen in conflicts abroad since World War II was held yesterday in the presence of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie. The couple attended several ceremonies held to mark the day, beginning with a wreath-laying at the Citadel in Copenhagen. Joachim and Marie laid a wreath bearing red and white ribbons emblazoned with their monograms at the base of … Continue reading
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima yesterday launched the ‘Dream at Het Loo Palace’ exhibition, which showcases 120 of the dreams featured in Droomboek (Dream Book) released to mark the King’s inauguration in April. The dreams, which were submitted by 6,500 members of the Dutch public and illustrate what their dreams are for the future of the Dutch monarchy, are printed on flags leading down the avenue from the stables to the palace … Continue reading
Prince Rahim, the eldest son of Prince Karim Aga Khan and his first wife, Princess Salimah, married on August 31st American Kendra Spears. The wedding took place on the grounds of the Chateau of Bellerive in Geneva, Switzerland in a private ceremony attended by members and friends. Before the wedding, Kendra converted to Islam and took the name of Salwa.
Pierre Casiraghi, the second son of Princess Caroline, turns 26 years old on September 4th. Pierre, who is currently fourth in line to the Monegasque Throne, was born at La Colle, Monaco in 1987. In October 1990, his father Stefano Casiraghi was killed in a tragic powerboat racing accident. His full name is Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi and, like his older brother and sister, he currently holds no Princely titles. … Continue reading
Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr Christopher O’Neill are expecting their first child, as was announced by the Swedish Royal Court this morning. The baby is due to be born in March 2014. Whether the birth will take place in Stockholm, or in New York City where the couple are currently living, has yet to be announced. The news was published on the Princess’s Facebook page, and also on the … Continue reading