Vote in the July 2014 Picture of the Month Polls!

  August 12, 2014 at 1:13 pm by

Please vote in the July 2014 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royals in Military Uniforms. The polls will remain open until 30 August 2014. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

Death of Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra

  August 10, 2014 at 9:28 pm by

The Moroccan Coat of Arms

The Moroccan Royal Court today announced the death of Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra, aunt of King Mohammed VI. Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra passed away on August 10 at the age of 85. She was born in 1929 the eldest child of King Mohammed V. Her mother was a member of the bint Mamoun family. She was married in 1961 to Prince Moulay Ali Alaoui, a double cousin. They had three children: Prince Moulay … Continue reading

Princess Beatrice’s 26th Birthday

  August 8, 2014 at 1:22 pm by

Princess Beatrice of York at Ascot 2014

On August 8, Princess Beatrice celebrated her twenty sixth birthday. Princess Beatrice of York was born in 1988 at the Portland Hospital in London, England. She is the eldest daughter and child of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and his former wife, Sarah Ferguson. She has a younger sister, Princess Eugenie, who was born in 1990. Princess Beatrice was christened on 20 December 1988 in the Chapel Royal of St. … Continue reading

Royals Commemorate the Start of WWI

  August 5, 2014 at 8:41 pm by

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On August 4, a ceremony to commemorate the start of the First World War was held at St. Symphorien, near Mons in Belgium. The event was attended by the King and Queen of the Belgians, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the King of Spain, the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, as well as the Presidents of France and Germany. During the event, King Philippe, Prince William, President Hollande and … Continue reading

Monaco’s Red Cross Ball 2014

  August 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm by

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Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène of Monaco presided over the 2014 Monaco Red Cross Ball on August 1st. The gala ball is a summer highlight of the Monegasque Princely Family and took place at Monaco’s Sporting Club Salle des Etoiles. The star-studded charitable event raises funds for the Principality of Monaco’s Red Cross fund and was founded in 1948 by the late Prince Rainier III. A radiant Princess Charlène … Continue reading

June 2014 Picture of the Month Poll Winners

  August 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm by

Announcing the winners of the June 2014 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: June 2014 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Spain Second Place: Belgium Third Place: Sweden Royals in Traditional Dress (June 2014 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: Sweden Second Place: Spain, Jordan Third Place: Morocco, Norway Congratulations to all winning teams!

Princess Christina Turns 71

  August 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm by

Princess Christina

On August 3, Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson celebrated her seventy first birthday. Princess Christina of Sweden was born on August 3, 1943 at Haga Palace in Stockholm. She is the fourth child of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and his wife, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. She has four siblings: Princess Margaretha (born in 1934), Princess Birgitta (born in 1937), Princess Désirée (born in 1938) and King Carl XVI Gustaf … Continue reading

New Daughter for the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme

  August 1, 2014 at 5:02 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Vendôme

The Duke and Duchess of Vendôme have welcomed their third child, a daughter named Louise-Marguerite. The infant was born on July 30 in Poissy, and has the full name Louise-Marguerite Eléonore Marie. She joins older brother Prince Gaston and older sister Princess Antoinette, who “are very eager to include their little sister in their games.” Prince Jean and Princess Philomena were married in May 2009.

Princess Charlène’s Irish Ancestry

  July 31, 2014 at 6:49 am by

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Princess Charlène of Monaco’s Irish ancestry was revealed yesterday. The Princess accompanied by her husband, Prince Albert II, was presented with a Certificate of Irish Heritage by the Irish Ambassador to France yesterday at a reception at the Princes Palace of Monaco. The certificate is official recognition by the Irish Government for people with Irish ancestry. The Princess’s Fagan ancestors were a very successful family in the city of Dublin in the 16th-17th centuries. Of … Continue reading

Infanta Pilar’s 78th Birthday

  July 31, 2014 at 6:44 am by

Infanta Pilar of Spain

Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Grandee of Spain, Dowager Viscountess de la Torre turned 78 years old on July 30. The Infanta is the elder sister of King Juan Carlos of Spain, and also has a younger sister, Infanta Margarita. She is thus a paternal aunt of the current Spanish King, Felipe VI. Infanta Pilar was born in Cannes, France in 1936 during the exile of the Spanish … Continue reading

Princess Charlène Receives Italian Honour

  July 29, 2014 at 9:34 pm by

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The Princess of Monaco was yesterday presented with the Order of the Star of Italy during a reception at the Italian Embassy in Monaco. Accompanied by her husband, Prince Albert II, Princess Charlène received the honour – in its highest category, Knight Grand Cross – from the Italian Ambassador to Monaco, Antonio Morabito. The honour was awarded to the Princess on the command of Italy’s President, Giorgi Napolitano. It is … Continue reading

British Royals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

  July 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm by

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The Earl and Countess of Wessex, along with their children Louise and James, as well as the Princess Royal, Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are so far the royals that have watched different sporting events in connection with the twentieth Commonwealth Games, which are being held in Glasgow, Scotland. The Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children firstly watched the Scotland vs. New Zealand … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth II Opens Glasgow Commonwealth Games

  July 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm by

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The twentieth edition of the Commonwealth Games were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II last night, at Celtic Park in Glasgow. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Queen was guest of honour at the opening ceremony, which featured performances by Sir Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle, lots of kilts and plaid, an inflatable … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen Receive First MH17 Victims

  July 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm by

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were yesterday present for a solemn service at Eindhoven Airbase, as the first bodies of victims of last week’s Malaysia Airlines plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands. Representatives of the ten nations which lost citizens in the incident were also present to receive the 40 coffins upon their arrival from the Ukraine on Dutch and Australian military planes. Prince Laurent of Belgium was sent to … Continue reading

Princess Alexandra of Hanover Turns 15

  July 23, 2014 at 4:53 am by

Princess Alexandra of Hanover

Princess Alexandra of Hanover turned 15 years of age on July 20th. The Princess is the only daughter of Ernst August, Prince of Hanover and Caroline, Hereditary Princess of Monaco. Princess Alexandra was born in Vöcklabruck, Austria in 1999. The infant Princess was baptised with the names Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virginia in a Lutheran ceremony in September 1999. Her godparents included her half-sister, Charlotte Casiraghi, and her father’s sister … Continue reading

Princess Haya Receives Prize of the City of Aachen

  July 23, 2014 at 4:05 am by

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FEI President Princess Haya has been awarded the Prize of the City of Aachen on Sunday July 20th. Princess Haya received the award in recognition of her commitment to equestrian sport. She received the award from the City of Aachen Major of the City of Aachen Marcel Philipp in a ceremony in the held in the main arena at the Aachen CHIO, Germany. “This award means a great deal to … Continue reading

Prince George’s First Birthday

  July 22, 2014 at 9:49 pm by

Prince George of Cambridge

On July 22, Prince George celebrated his first birthday. To celebrate, a party was held at Kensington Palace. The little Prince was born on July 22, 2013 in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, England. He is the first son and child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife, Catherine (better known as Kate). He was christened on October 23, 2013 at St. James’s Palace. … Continue reading

Don Felipe de Marichalar Turns 16

  July 22, 2014 at 8:25 am by

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His Excellency, Don Felipe Juan de Marichalar y Borbón celebrated his 16th birthday on July 17th. Born in 1998, he is the eldest son of Infanta Elena of Spain and Don Jaime de Marichalar and is currently fourth in the Line of succession to the Spanish Throne. Don Felipe Juan was baptised in October 1998 and was named in honour of his uncle King Felipe and great grandfather, Infante Juan Count of … Continue reading

Belgian National Day

  July 22, 2014 at 6:03 am by

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The Belgian Royal Family celebrated National Day this past days. The celebrations started on Sunday July 20 when King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire attended the concert “Prelude to National Day” which took plac at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels hosted by the Queen Elizabeth and the National Orchestra of Belgium. Later on, the King and the Queen were … Continue reading

Queen Maxima Visits France and Turkey

  July 16, 2014 at 4:10 am by

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In her capacity as a special advocate of the UN Secretary-General for inclusive finance for development and as honorary chairman of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, Queen Maxima visited France and Turkey. On Wednesday July 9, The Queen gave a speech at a meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Mr. Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, experts from finance and education public authorities, government … Continue reading

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