The RVD has confirmed that Princess Beatrix underwent knee replacement surgery today at the Franciscus/Vlietland Hospital in Schiedam. Orthopaedic surgeons Dr Marcel Driessen and Dr Stefan Breugem performed the surgery, which replaced the Princess’s right knee with a prostheses. She had a similar surgery performed on her left knee back in 2005. Princess Beatrix will remain in hospital for a few days, before undertaking rehabilitation at home.
With the Cambridge tour of Canada winding up, the Duke and Duchess today spent their second-last day in the country in Haida Gwaii, an archipelago on British Columbia’s north coast. Arriving by traditional war canoe, William and Kate were welcomed to the islands by the Haida nation’s hereditary leaders ahead of a cultural performance at the Haida Heritage Centre and Museum. They were given woven scarves trimmed with sea otter fur as … Continue reading
On the last day of their business visit to the United States, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary had a lunch with the Governor of Massachusetts, Charles D Baker, and his wife Lauren at the Massachusetts State House. A brief meeting between the two couples took place ahead of the lunch, which was also attended by the Danish business delegation the royals are accompanying, as well as local businesses.
Dozens of world leaders made the trip to Israel today to attend the funeral service for the country’s late former President, Shimon Peres. Included in the congregation were the Prince of Wales, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and King Felipe VI of Spain. All three men wore traditional yarmulkes during the funeral and burial services at the Mount Herzl National Cemetery in Jerusalem. President Peres, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for … Continue reading
As Patroness of the Association Unlimited Reading, Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien was present, yesterday Thursday September 29, at the launch of a special reading project called “Read Feast: All children should be able to read”. This project aims to promote the reading among blind and visually impaired children. The event was held at the Visio School in Rottardam, a school that is dedicated in the help of blind and … Continue reading
September 30, 1964: The second son of Emperor Hirohito, Prince Masahito, married Hanako Tsugaru, a member of the Imperial aristocracy. The newlywed couple posed for official photographs in traditional Japanese dress, before changing into Western clothing for further celebrations. One day later, the Emperor granted Prince Masahito the title Hitachi-no-miya, allowing him to form the Hitachi branch of the Imperial Family. He and his new bride were known from then on … Continue reading
Two mini Cambridges joined their parents today for their first engagement of Canadian tour, a children’s party for military families in the gardens of Government House in Victoria. Prince George and Princess Charlotte stole the show as they frolicked with a variety of animals from the petting zoo brought in to entertain the children – George went for a ride on a miniature pony, while 16-month-old Charlotte decided that Moose … Continue reading
Princess Beatrice is in Sicily this week, participating in the final leg of the Virgin Strive Challenge 2016 in benefit of Big Change, a charity she founded with Sam, Holly and Isabella Branson. On Tuesday, she completed the 3.3km swim across the straight of Messina to Sicily that was the first part of the triathlon. She has also completed the 110km cycle portion, with the team presently running and hiking their way to the … Continue reading
Late last Saturday afternoon, in celebration of their 20th Wedding Anniversary, Crown Princess Margareta and Prince Radu of Romania had their marriage blessed in a beautiful ceremony held at the Coronation Cathedral in the city of Alba Iulia, north-west of Bucharest. The Service of Blessing was conducted by His Eminence, Archbishop Irenaeus of Alba who was assisted by priests from the Archdiocese. During the sacred formalities, Crown Princess Margareta … Continue reading
The Cambridges began day five of their Canadian tour at the MacBride Museum in Whitehorse, Yukon, learning about the region’s history and joining in a storytelling session. Before heading off to their next stop – Carcross – William and Kate fired off the first telegraph to tweet sent by the MacBride Museum telegraph office. They also had a quick walkabout, meeting a number of Whitehorse locals (including a five-month-old in a … Continue reading
The Danish business delegation visit to the US led by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary truly kicked off today, with a number of different events attended by the couple across Washington, D.C. Crown Prince Frederik had an early start to the day as he joined 15 American veterans who were wounded in combat, along with the Danish Ambassador and 4 Danish veterans, for an early morning run from the Jefferson Memorial … Continue reading
The 2016 Öland Harvest Festival, the 20th edition, was opened this evening by Crown Princess Victoria at the marketplace in Borgholm. “You have created a beautiful and important tradition which reminds us that the harvest time is time for gratitude,” the Princess said in a brief speech at the opening, where she also stressed the importance of agriculture and preservation of cultural heritage. Victoria kept it simple, yet chic in … Continue reading
Today, Wednesday September 28, Queen Máxima was in Zoetermeer, in the province of South Holland, to attend the celebrations for the tenth anniversary of the Piëzo Foundation. The Piëzo Foundation is a social community organization that helps people in vulnerable situation to find their place in society. The foundation is runs by volunteers that help the people to develop their talents and abilities with training sessions and activities. During the … Continue reading
King Felipe and Queen Letizia today hosted a reception at the Royal Palace of El Pardo for the Spanish medalists from the recent Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio. Infanta Elena, who is Honorary President of the Spanish Paralympic Committee, was also present. The royals personally greeted all of the athletes, who won 17 Olympic and 31 Paralympic medals; posing for photos with many of them. The King gave a … Continue reading
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark have landed in Washington, D.C., kicking off a four-day business trip to the United States. Shortly after they arrived, the couple were guests at a reception hosted by the Danish Ambassador to the United States, Lars Gert Lose, for the 60-company strong business delegation accompanying the couple. The HRH Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour was awarded by Prince Frederik during the reception … Continue reading
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have continued their tour of Canada, spending the day in Kelowna before heading to Whitehorse, Yukon in the country’s north-west. First up was a visit to the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus, where the couple met with students and teachers as part of the 10th anniversary of the campus. William and Kate – wearing a custom Dolce and Gabbana forest green dress – … Continue reading
In a collaboration with musician and visual artist Magne Furuholmen, Queen Sonja of Norway has opened an exhibition entitled TEXTURE at the Paul Stolper Gallery in London. The art works are a thematic combination of text and nature, as these are the two aspects the Queen and Mr Furuholmen work largely with. Graphic prints taken by the Queen during her nature walks have been overlaid with photographs of Mr Furuholmen’s sculpture works. … Continue reading
The eldest daughter of King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan celebrates her 20th birthday on Tuesday. Princess Iman was born in Amman on September 27, 1996. She has one older brother, Crown Prince Hussein (b. 1994) and two younger siblings: Princess Salma (b. 2000) and Prince Hashem (b. 2005). She is currently pursuing her degree at Georgetown University after completing her secondary education at the International Academy Amman.
175-year-old Kähler Design has recently renovated their workshop in Næstved, turning it into a new headquarters, and Princess Marie was on hand this morning to officially open the facility. Wearing a lovely white and blue-green leaf print dress, the Princess cut the ribbon before being taken on a tour of the building, which also contains a exhibition focusing on the company’s history in the ceramic world. Kähler Design has been producing vases and … Continue reading