Queen Maxima Meets Argentine President Mauricio Macri

  October 12, 2016 at 1:54 pm by

Queen Maxima

Her Majesty Queen Maxima completed today, Wednesday October 12, her two-day working visit to Argentina in her capacity of Special Advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development. The first event for Queen Maxima was a visit at the Banco Central de la República Argentina where she had a meeting with Federico Sturzenegger, the Governor of the bank and other autorities. Esta mañana recibí en el @BancoCentral_AR … Continue reading

Belgian State Visit to Japan: Day 2

  October 11, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

Today Tuesday October 11, second day of the state visit, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were officially welcomed by the Japanese Imperial Family. The welcoming ceremony was held in the courtyard of the Imperial Palace in the presence of Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. After the inspection of the guards and the playing of the national anthems, a private meeting took place inside … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Makes First Foreign Solo Trip

  October 11, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge was in The Netherlands today, on her first solo trip abroad. She first had lunch with King Willem-Alexander at Villa Eikenhorst, before continuing on to engagements in The Hague and Rotterdam. At the Mauritshuis, Kate was shown the museum’s permanent collection which includes many pieces from the Dutch Golden Age, who artists include Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. After taking in Girl With A … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Rocks Leopard Print Dress Whilst On Working Visit To Argentina

  October 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm by

Queen Maxima

Not many could successfully pull off mint-green leopard, but leave it to Queen Máxima of the Netherlands to show everyone precisely how it should be done! The Queen donned the Givenchy design, paired with a simple pair of patent leather open-toe heels and a Chanel handbag, picking up on the black portion of the dress’s colour pallet, for the first day of her working visit to Argentina, which is being undertaken … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Receive Military Long Service Medals

  October 11, 2016 at 11:41 am by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

During a special audience with the Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (People), Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were presented with Long Service and Good Conduct medals from the British Armed Forces. The Queen received three medals – Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force – for her role as Commander-in-Chief of the three branches of the Armed Forces, while the Duke received a medal for … Continue reading

Princess Alia Tabbaa Poses With Her First Granddaughter

  October 11, 2016 at 7:28 am by

Princess Alia Tabbah and her daughter and granddaughter

Princess Alia Tabbaa of Jordan has posed for first time with her five-month old granddaugher, Raiyah Halawani, for the new issue of Hola! magazine. These are the first public pictures of Raiyah. Raiyah was born on May 2, 2016 in Amman and she is the daughter of Princess Alia’s eldest daughter, Princess Ayah, and her husband, Mohammed Talal Halawani. Princess Alia has posed with her four children, son-in-law Mohammed and … Continue reading

William, Kate and Harry Ride The London Eye For Mental Health Day

  October 10, 2016 at 8:58 pm by

The Cambridges and Prince Harry

To mark World Mental Health Day, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince Harry have taken a ride on the London Eye with charities involved with their mental health initiative Heads Together. As their pod made its rotation, Prince Harry jokingly kept an eye out for Buckingham Palace – to check if his grandmother as at home or not (unfortunately the Royal Standard was not flying at the time, indicating … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Start Their State Visit to Japan

  October 10, 2016 at 6:09 pm by

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe

Following the invitation of the Emperor of Japan, Akihito, and to celebrate the 150th year of diplomatic relations between Japan and Belgium, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have begun today, Monday October 10, a State Visit to Japan. After fifteen hours of flight with stopovers in Ekaterinburg (Russia) and Ulan Bator (Mongolia), the Royal Couple arrived early this morning at the Haneda Airport in Tokyo. They are accompanied … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, October 3-9

  October 10, 2016 at 12:08 pm by

The Royal Forums logo

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image of a few outfits in this week’s poll. Voting closes on October 15.

Thai King’s Health ‘Unstable’, Palace Says In Rare Statement

  October 10, 2016 at 7:53 am by

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand is in an “unstable” condition at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, the Thai Royal Palace said in a statement released late Sunday night. He has received haemodialysis treatment, which purifies the blood in an individual who does not have proper kidney function; however the treatment caused his blood pressure to drop. Doctors placed the King on a ventilator and administered medication which returned his blood pressure to an … Continue reading

The Duke of Kent’s 81st Birthday

  October 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

The Duke of Kent

On October 9, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, celebrated his eighty-first birthday. Prince Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick of Kent was born in 1935 at no. 3 Belgrave Square, London. He is the oldest child of Prince George, Duke of Kent and his wife Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. Sir John Simon, the Home Secretary at the time, was present at the Duke’s birth to confirm it. Prince Edward … Continue reading

Queen Máxima in Washington For Inclusive Finance

  October 9, 2016 at 7:52 am by

Queen Maxima

In her capacity of Special Advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was in Washington on October 7-8 to attend the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG). On her first day, Friday October 7, the Queen was present at a panel at the World Bank headquarters. At the panel, entitled “Financial Inclusion not Exclusion: … Continue reading

A Royal Wedding in Tirana as Prince Leka Marries Long-Time Love

  October 8, 2016 at 9:10 pm by

Princess Elia and Prince Leka

The Head of the House of Zogu, Crown Prince Leka II of Albania, married his fiancee of many years, Elia Zahari, in a civil ceremony at the Royal Palace in Tirana today. Conducting the ceremony was the Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, before leaders from Albania’s religious communities provided blessings to Leka and Elia as per tradition to promote religious tolerance and harmony within the country. The bride wore a silk … Continue reading

Danish Crown Prince Couple Present Their Culture Prize in Holstebro

  October 8, 2016 at 7:34 pm by

Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik

The 2016 ‘Kronprinparrets Priser’ were presented this evening at the Musikteatret Holstebro by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. During the ceremony, which is held annually in different cities around the country and recognises remarkable social and cultural initiatives, the organisation Children, Youth & Grief received the 2016 Social Prize while director-scriptwriter Tobias Lindholm was awarded the 2016 Culture Prize. A number of musical performances made up the ceremony’s entertainment … Continue reading

Princess Haya’s Latest Engagements

  October 8, 2016 at 2:11 pm by

Princess Haya

On Wednesday, Princess Haya of Jordan, wife of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed, inaugurated the Medcare Women & Children Hospital. The new hospital is dedicated to women and children and it is the first tertiary hospital in the United Arab Emirates to be 90% staffed by women. She visited the paediatric department and their patients. Princess Haya opens Medcare women and children hospital https://t.co/Je5KqYkNip #MedcareDubai pic.twitter.com/QTJal38Ewr — The Gulf Today (@thegulftoday) … Continue reading

Jordan’s King Awarded German Peace Prize

  October 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

King Abdullah II

King Abdullah II of Jordan has been awarded the Westphalian Peace Prize 2016 in the German town of Muenster. Jordan’s King was awarded the historic award for his continues support to peace in the Middle East and the support of his country on the migrant policies. At the ceremony, German President Joachim Gauck said about King Abdullah II , “You and your people have set the standard for humanitarianism and humanity.” … Continue reading

Brunei’s Queen Saleha Celebrates Seventieth Birthday

  October 7, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Queen Saleha of Brunei

Queen Saleha of Brunei today turns seventy years old. She was born in 1946 as one of six children born to Pengiran Anak Abdul Rahman, Speaker of the Brunei Legislative Council, and his wife Pengiran Anak Hajah Besar. She married the-then Crown Prince of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, in July 1965. The pair are first cousins. They have six children: Princess Rashidah, Princess Muta-Wakkilah, Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah, Princess Majeedah, Princess Hafizah and Prince ‘Abdul Malik. Saleha has been … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Royal Princesses In Uniform

  October 7, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Viktoria Luise of Prussia and Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Two and half months after war was declared in July 1914, German Crown Princess Cecilie and her sister-in-law Princess Viktoria Luise pose with their horses wearing military uniforms. The Crown Princess is wearing a Dragoons uniform, as the regimental commander of the Dragoon Regiment ‘König Friedrich III’ (2nd Silesian) Nr 8. Princess Viktoria Luise is in the Death’s Head Hussar uniform, as the regimental commander of the 2nd Hussars Regiment ‘Königin Viktoria … Continue reading

A Visit To The Kremlin For Monaco’s Prince Albert

  October 6, 2016 at 6:12 pm by

Prince Albert and President Vladimir Putin

Prince Albert II of Monaco has paid a visit to Russia today to mark the tenth anniversary of renewed diplomatic relations between the two countries. He and President Vladimir Putin had an audience at the Kremlin, ahead of opening an exhibition on the two countries’ history with each other. “The Romanovs and the Grimaldis: Three Centuries of History” is being run at the State Tretyakov Gallery as part of the Days of Monaco in Russia cultural … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Attends Friends of the Prado Museum Foundation Meeting

  October 6, 2016 at 2:46 pm by

Queen Letizia

At the Museo del Prado today, Queen Letizia was present at the board meeting for international patrons of the Friends of the Prado Museum Foundation. During the meeting the attendees discussed the Museum’s bicentennial, as well as the Foundation’s 2016 projects. Letizia wore an elegant plum blouse with a white floral print skirt from Felipe Varela for the event. The Queen is Honorary President of the Foundation.

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