On October 8, the Duke of Calabria’s burial and funeral took place at the Pantheon of Princes in El Escorial in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a town near Madrid in Spain. Embed from Getty Images The funeral service was attended by the current and former monarchs of Spain (the late Duke had a close friendship with his cousin, King Juan Carlos) as well as Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina, … Continue reading
Today, Thursday October 8, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a visit to the former mining region of Limburg. The visit began in Kerkrade, a municipality in the southeast of Limburg where, at their arrival, the Royal Couple was welcomed in the Town Hall by the Mayor Jos Som and the Governor of the region Theo Bovens. Then the King and the Queen, in the Market … Continue reading
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the ‘Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren’ known as the Dutch literature prize. The event was held at the Royal Palace in Brussels. King Philippe handed out the award to the Dutch poet, novelist and columnist Remco Campert. View image | gettyimages.com The award is given out every three years and is given alternately by the Dutch and Belgium King.
Despite his team crashing out in the pool stage of the Rugby World Cup over the weekend, Prince Harry’s spirits were still high today when he headed to Devon to promote the sport at grassroots level. At Paignton Rugby Club, the Prince was greeted by a number of children from schools that have implemented the Rugby Football Union’s All Schools Programme (of which Harry is patron) that encourages children to start … Continue reading
Today, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands opened the Emma Children’s Hospital in Amsterdam. During the opening of the renewed hospital, King Willem-Alexander took a tour of the new hospital, spent time with the children and their families and joined them for some cake. A few group picture were taken during the opening. The Emma Children’s Hospital is part of the Academic Medical Center by the University of Amsterdam … Continue reading
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Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have paid a two-day visit to the province of Dalarna. They began on Monday in Borlänge where they spent time with refugee children at the Sopranen consultation unit. The unit provides support for refugees in their first months in Sweden. Carl Philip and Sofia played games with the children, including peek-a-boo. View image | gettyimages.com It was then on to Säter’s Skedvibröd, a bakery. The newlyweds … Continue reading
The Danish Royal Family has attended the opening of the 2015-2016 session of parliament today at Christiansborg Palace. In typical fashion, the family – Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte – congregated on the steps outside the palace while waiting for the Queen and Prince Henrik. After a round of curtsies and kisses when they arrived, the family entered the building alongside the Presidium … Continue reading
On October 5, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria died at his farm La Toledana in Retuerta del Bullaque, near the city of Ciudad Real, at the age of 77 after a long neurological illness and a stroke in 2012. He was one of two claimants to the headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Born in Switzerland in 1938, Carlos was the only son of Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria (himself … Continue reading
On Saturday evening, Princess Lalla Salma hosted a gala dinner to celebrate the tenth anniversary of her cancer foundation, the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. The gala had the theme of ‘solidarity and sharing’ with the aim of raising funds to build an oncology centre in Béni Mellal, a city in the centre of the country at the base of Mount Tassemit, as well as an oncology centre in Laayoune in Western … Continue reading
Belgium’s Prince Emmanuel today celebrates his tenth birthday. The young Prince is the third child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, and was born at Anderlecht’s Erasmus Hospital. He was born during the 2005 royal baby boom, when five of Europe’s Crown Princesses all gave birth within a six-month period. Emmanuel currently attends the Eureka School, which specialises in educating people with learning difficulties. He is third in line for the throne, … Continue reading
The Danish Crown Prince and Princess tonight awarded the 2015 edition of their culture prize, during a ceremony at the Culture Yard in Helsingør. Frederik and Mary took to the stage to deliver speeches during the evening, which included musical performances by a number of local musicians, to present four awards. The ‘Social’ prize went to the Danish Refugee Council program Mind Your Own Business, which helps minority youth boys to “strengthen their … Continue reading
All the benefits of a home-ground advantage couldn’t help the English rugby team tonight, as they went down 13-33 to Australia. An enthusiastic Prince Harry was in the stands at Twickenham Stadium for the match. Harry, proudly wearing an English rugby jersey, cheered and responded to on-field happenings like every other Englishman in the crowd – fist-pumping when things went well, throwing his hands up exasperated when they didn’t before … Continue reading
In preparation for their upcoming State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima attended today, Thursday October 1st, the meeting “China in The Netherlands” organized by the University of Leiden where the event took place. View image | gettyimages.com At their arrival at the University, the Royal Couple were welcomed by Carel Stolker, Rector Magnificus and President of the Executive Board … Continue reading
Queen Letizia of Spain looked elegant in a dark red figure hugging dress during her visit to the Javier Garcia Tellez secondary school for the opening of their vocational training course in Caceres. Upon arrival, Queen Letizia took the time to greet people who lined up to see her and took a few pictures with them. She then took a tour of the course and met with the teachers and … Continue reading
Prince Friedrich Wilhem of Prussia, the paternal uncle of the current head of the House of Hohenzollern, Georg Friedrich, has passed away at the age of 76, his family confirmed earlier today. He died on Tuesday in Berlin following a long illness. The Prince, born in February 1939, was the eldest son of Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia and his wife, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia. The last German … Continue reading
Having a long-standing relationship with Walking with the Wounded, Prince Harry today made good on his promise to join the charity’s latest expedition, a 1,000mile trek across the UK, for a portion of the walk. The Prince took part in the 17mile stretch from Church Stretton to Ludlow in Shropshire. Harry trekked alongside six wounded veterans, four British and two American. They stopped at Stokesay Castle, where the Prince spent some time with … Continue reading
Yesterday, Tuesday September 29, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the redactions of L’Echo and De Tijd, two daily newspapers published by the Mediafin Media Group, a Belgian company established in 2005. L’Echo is a business newspaper published in French while De Tijd is a business and economics newspaper published in Dutch. View image | gettyimages.com At their arrival, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Dirk Velghe, … Continue reading
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent three days in New York from September 27 to 29 on a working visit at the United Nations. The Royal Couple was accompanied by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of the Environment Wilma Mansveld, the Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb, and the Prime Minister of Aruba, Mike Emen. On … Continue reading
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia attended tonight the Hela Sverige skramlar concert. The Hela Sverige skramlar concert revenues goes to the UN refugee agency UNHCR. Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia arrived holding hands and were seen sitting next to each other during the concert. Upon arrival, the Prince was asked if they had helped the refugee crisis and he responded to “We have contributed”.