On March 31, Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland visited the surgical wards of the Sophiahemmet in Stockholm. This was the last engagement Princess Sofia will attend before the birth of her first child, which is due sometime this month. She began her visit listening to a review of the hospital’s structure and a talk on how to work as a member of staff at the hospital. The presentations were hosted by … Continue reading
Prince Charles-Philippe d’Orleans, Duke of Anjou, his with Duchess Diane de Cadaval and their daughter Princess Isabelle featured last weeks Hola! magazine. The family posed at their home in Estoril, near Lisbon. The Duchess told the magazine that she and her husband would love to have more children She also added that her daughter Isabelle would especially love to have a brother. The Duke told the magazine that although his … Continue reading
Back in 1968, Prince Charles was a student at Trinity College, Cambridge undertaking a course in archaeology and physical and social anthropology. As part of his studies, the 19-year-old Prince went to France and Jersey on archaeological digs in March and April that year. In the below photo, dated April 1, 1968, he is seen taking part in an excavation at a Palaeolithic site in La Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey.
King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands ended a range of unannounced visits yesterday with a visit to the cyber unit of the Dutch secret service. Newspaper ‘De Volkskrant’ reports that the goal of the unannounced visits was to see how the government policies turned out for the persons affected by them. The last one and a half year the king visited the companies, schools, unemployment agencies, tax services and more. The … Continue reading
The Prince of Wales has given an interview to ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’ on BBC Radio 4 that aired this afternoon, in which he spoke of his love of gardening and his hope to pass on the hobby to his grandson, Prince George. “I’ve got him [Prince George] planting a tree or two here [Highgrove]. Because that’s the way, I think, when you’re very small. And then you see, each time they come you say … Continue reading
Just four weeks after giving birth to her second child, Prince Oscar, Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria was back at work last night as she attended the Dag Hammarskjold Lecture given by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Stockholm City Hall. Här gör Victoria comeback! Bara några veckor efter födseln av prins Oscar var kronprinsessan nu i kväll tillbaka i offentligheten. Tillsammans med statsminister Stefan Löfven tog hon emot FN:s generalsekreterare Ban Ki-Moon … Continue reading
Her Royal Highness Duchess Ameli of Oldenburg, née Princess zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, passed away at Eutin on 26 March 2016, aged 93. She was born on 4 March 1923 as the eldest child of Fürst Udo zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg and of his wife, née Countess Margarete zu Castell-Castell. She married in 1951 Duke Anton Günther of Oldenburg, Head of the Grand Ducal Family from 1970 to 2014. The couple married in a … Continue reading
King Mohammed VI of Morocco finished his tour of Europe today. According to local television station AT5 the king left in style: forty taxis were needed to transport the king and his entourage of 400 people to Schiphol Airport. The king left the Waldorf Astoria hotel near the Leidse Square at 15:45 amidst chaotic scenes usually reserved for pop stars (see clip below). Like in the previous days, many Dutch … Continue reading
On 30 March 2001 the engagement of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Máxima Zorreguieta was announced at 18:00 during a live broadcast for television and radio. A happy Queen Beatrix announced the good news with the words: ‘it is for my husband and I a great joy to announce the engagement of our son Willem-Alexander to Máxima Zorreguieta’. The Queen added that she had gotten to know Máxima as an intelligent … Continue reading
Members of the Imperial Family of Japan were out in force today to attend an annual Spring-time concert in the Music Hall of the Imperial Palace to watch graduates from five music colleges play. Her Majesty Empress Michiko was joined by Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, together with Their Imperial Highnesses, Prince Akishino, Princess Kiko and their two eldest children, Princesses Mako and Kako. Other … Continue reading
Delphine Boël continues her search for recognition by her father King Albert II. Boël gave an interview to the Flemish magazine Humo where she explains how her ‘life became a hell’. She also claims that the name of her and her family is on an international black list, between those of terrorists and dictators. She names an example: to her surprise she received a notification from her British bank that … Continue reading
Vanity Fair dedicated an article to the three daughters of the ‘Miller sisters’: Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece, Isabel Getty and Princess Talita von Fürstenberg, daughters of Marie Chantal, Pia and Alexandra Miller respectively. The magazine claims that the Miller cousins are ‘the ultimate society darlings for the social-media age’. The cousins posed for two photos: one in a bathtub and one creating the wellknown photo that was made of their mothers. … Continue reading
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Last night, the documentary produced to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s ninetieth birthday – Our Queen At Ninety – was aired on ITV, featuring a number of the Queen’s family members offering their thoughts on various aspects of the Queen’s life and reign. Included in the documentary – currently available for viewing on YouTube – were the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke … Continue reading
Belgium’s King Albert II and Queen Paola celebrated the Easter holiday in the Vatican, attending the annual Easter Sunday mass at St Peter’s Square. The couple were greeted by Pope Francis at the end of the mass as he travelled round the Square in the ‘popemobile’ at the conclusion of the mass. The former King was seen taking photographs of the mass with his Nikon during the event.
Brightening up the day in a sunny yellow coat and matching hat, Queen Elizabeth II attended the Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor this morning alongside a number of her extended family. It was sunshine and showers for The Queen the Easter Day service at Windsor. pic.twitter.com/BGl5D8uuhC — Arthur Edwards (@ArthurJEdwards) March 27, 2016 The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were driven to church, as was Princess … Continue reading
King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and their two daughters were joined today by Queen Sofia for the Easter Sunday mass at the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca. The royals smiled happily as they posed for photographs upon their arrival, before being greeted by the Bishop of Mallorca, Javier Salinas, and other members of the church. Queen Sofia was by far the most colourful and eye-catching Borbon lady present, wearing a bright green … Continue reading
“It is deeply unfair that one’s gender as a woman must mean that you get a worse life than men. Violence against women is today perhaps the greatest crime against human rights…it it happens in all walks of life in all countries.” – Crown Princess Mary A lengthy interview with Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has been published this weekend in Berlingske on the topic of women’s rights and her association with three organisations on … Continue reading
Today is Easter Sunday, and if we were either Empress Alexandra or the Dowager Empress Maria of Russia back in the early 20th century, we would be receiving an elaborate jewelled Easter egg from our husband or son, Tsar Nicholas II, to mark the holiday. The House of Fabergé was first commissioned to make an egg – the Hen Egg – in 1885 for Tsar Alexander III, who gave it to his wife Maria … Continue reading