Carl Philip and Sofia Take Their Little Prince Home

  September 1, 2017 at 1:16 pm by

The newborn Swedish Prince

On Friday, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia returned to their home at Villa Solbacken with their newborn son, who was born on the morning of August 31. Prince Carl Philip had announced the gender of his and Princess Sofia’s second child during a press conference on Thursday afternoon, telling reporters the couple’s elder child Prince Alexander had a new little brother. The newborn weighed 3.4kg and was 49cm long. … Continue reading

Back To School For Belgium’s Young Royals

  September 1, 2017 at 10:30 am by

The Belgian Royal Family

September 1 brings the first day of the academic year for Belgium’s schoolchildren, including the four children of the country’s King and Queen. The Duchess of Brabant, Prince Gabriel and Princess Eleonore were accompanied by their father, King Philippe, for the journey to Sint-Jans Berchmans College in Brussels, while Queen Mathilde dropped Prince Emmanuel off at the Eureka School in Kessel-Lo. Princess Eleonore, the youngest of the group, seems to have … Continue reading

Princess Sofia Gives Birth To Second Child

  August 31, 2017 at 6:25 am by

Prince Carl Philip, Prince Alexander and Princess Sofia

The Marshal of the Realm in Sweden, Svante Lindqvist, has announced a short time ago that Princess Sofia, wife of Prince Carl Philip, was safely delivered of her second child this morning at the Danderyd Hospital. The newborn, whose gender will be revealed at a yet-to-come press conference with Prince Carl Philip, was born at 11:24am. Both Princess Sofia and the baby are doing well. The infant joins the couple’s son, … Continue reading

Prince Nikolai Turns Eighteen With Dinner on the Dannebrog

  August 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm by

Prince Nikolai

Denmark’s Prince Nikolai today celebrated his eighteenth birthday, and was joined by his immediate family for a birthday dinner aboard the royal yacht, Dannebrog. The birthday boy posed for photos with his parents, stepmother Marie and three siblings before the group boarded the yacht, where Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik were waiting. Crown Princess Mary and her four children were also present. Billed Bladet has reported that Prince Nikolai was given the … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine and Husband Chris O’Neill Expecting Third Child

  August 27, 2017 at 7:06 pm by

Chris O'Neill and Princess Madeleine

Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland and her husband Christopher O’Neill are expecting their third child, due in March 2018. The impending birth was announced via Madeleine herself on Facebook, where she said “Chris and I are thrilled to announce that I am expecting. We look forward to four becoming five!” The couple already have two children: Princess Leonore, born in 2014, and Prince Nicolas, born in 2015. Madeleine and … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Visits Delft To Mark Anniversary of Kansfonds

  August 22, 2017 at 3:28 pm by

Queen Maxima

The Queen of The Netherlands was back on duty following the summer break today as she visited the city of Delft, to visit initiatives supported by Kansfonds to celebrate the organisation’s sixtieth anniversary. Dressed in a bright and cheery yellow, pink and black frock, Queen Máxima stopped at the Jessehof, an inter-faith centre that uses part of its space as a meeting place for the homeless, and people who suffer from social exclusion. Queen … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Visit Victims of Thursday’s Barcelona Terror Attack

  August 19, 2017 at 4:51 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia paid a visit Saturday to those injured in the Barcelona terror attack that occurred on Thursday. The couple visited two hospitals – Hospital del Mar and Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau – where they spoke with doctors and medical staff who have been treating the injured over the past three days, before visiting the patient wards to meet victims. “This vile, cowardly attack; this … Continue reading

Princess Marie Attends DEMA Emergency Preparation Day

  August 19, 2017 at 1:19 pm by

Princess Marie of Denmark

As part of her affiliation with the Danish Emergency Management Agency, Princess Marie on Saturday attended the Emergency Preparation Day held in Thisted, Northern Jutland.  During her visit to the Nordjylland Emergency Board where the event was being held, Marie – dressed in her DEMA uniform – was given a tour of the centre and watched several activities demonstrating how they prepare for major disasters or accidents. The event was an ‘open … Continue reading

King Felipe Joins Minute of Silence For Barcelona Terror Attack Victims

  August 18, 2017 at 5:20 pm by

King Felipe

King Felipe VI was present on Friday for a minute’s silence at the Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona in memory of the victims of Thursday’s twin terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. He was joined by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the President of the Generalitat of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont, the Mayor of Barcelona Ada Colau, amongst other government officials for the memorial. 15 people were killed in the two attacks (plus one in … Continue reading

Off To School They Go! Vincent and Josephine of Denmark Begin Primary School

  August 15, 2017 at 2:04 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark with their youngest children, Vincent and Josephine

Denmark’s Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine had their first day of primary school on Monday. The six-year-old twins posed for the media with their parents, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, outside Frederik VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg before they departed for the Tranegård School in Hellerup. The two youngsters showed slightly different emotions about the new stage in the lives: Princess Josephine was her ever gregarious self, smiling brightly for the … Continue reading

Jordan’s Crown Prince Graduates from Sandhurst

  August 11, 2017 at 7:37 pm by

The Jordanian Royal Family

Proud parents King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan attended on Friday the Sovereign’s Parade at the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst. The couple witnessed the graduation parade of their eldest son, Crown Prince Hussein, who officially completed a year of intensive military training at the prestegious Academy. Prince Hussein, 23, is currently holding the rank of first lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces. He graduated last year from … Continue reading

Queen Maxima’s Father, Jorge Zorreguieta, Passes Away

  August 9, 2017 at 5:53 am by

Jorge Zorreguieta

The Dutch Royal Court announced this morning that Jorge Zorreguieta, the father of Queen Maxima, passed away on August 8th in Buenos Aires. He had been suffering from a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for some time. The Queen was in Buenos Aires alongside her mother and siblings for her father’s last moments. Mr Zorreguieta was 89 years old. King Willem-Alexander and the couple’s three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, … Continue reading

Princess Anne and Family at the Festival of British Eventing

  August 7, 2017 at 7:24 am by

Mia Tindall and Princess Anne

Over the weekend, the Princess Royal was joined by her children and granddaughter Mia Tindall as she attended the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire. Little Mia was seen running around, full of energy, at the event, getting cuddles and kisses from her mother and uncle Peter Phillips. Zara was one of the competitors at the event. The Festival of British Eventing is an equestrian event that occurs each … Continue reading

Crown Prince Frederik Celebrates With Denmark’s Runner-Up Soccer Stars

  August 6, 2017 at 5:06 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik made the trip down to The Netherlands on Sunday, to attend the final of the  2017 UEFA Women’s Championship that was played between The Netherlands and Denmark. Unfortunately for the Prince, the host nation defeated the Danish side 4-2 in the match at De Grolsch Veste in Enschede. Prince Frederik spent time with the Danish team afterwards, congratulating them on their success. H.K.H. Kronprinsen med det danske kvindelandshold kort tid … Continue reading

Florals In Palma For Queen Letizia During Official Dinner

  August 4, 2017 at 7:52 pm by

Queen Letizia

Spain’s Queen Letizia was stunning in a gold floral embellished sheath dress this evening as she and her husband, King Felipe VI, hosted a dinner for members of the Balearic community at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina. The red, green and purple florals on her sleeveless dress worked perfectly with the location, and Letizia paired it with a pair of red block heels and gold floral earrings. 500 guests from … Continue reading

Prince Henrik Won’t Be Buried At Roskilde Cathedral, Court Confirms

  August 4, 2017 at 8:43 am by

Prince Henrik of Denmark

In a surprising statement on Thursday, the Danish Royal Court announced that Prince Henrik has changed his mind and will no longer be buried at Roskilde Cathedral next to his wife of fifty years, Queen Margrethe II. “It is correct that Prince Henrik has decided that he will not be buried at Rskilde Cathedral, as it was planned. It is no secret that the Prince for many years has been unhappy with … Continue reading

Duke of Edinburgh Performs Final Royal Engagement

  August 2, 2017 at 4:12 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh

On August 2, the Duke of Edinburgh met with the Royal Marines as the Captain General for his last official engagement before he retires. It is exactly sixty-four years since Prince Philip was appointed as the Captain General of the Royal Marines after his late father-in-law, George VI. Prince Philip spoke to members of the Royal Marines, telling them “you should all be locked up”. Corporal Jamie Thompson said “it’s special … Continue reading

Spanish Royals Pose For The Media Ahead of Summer Vacation in Mallorca

  July 31, 2017 at 6:27 pm by

The Spanish Royal Family

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain along with their two daughters, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia, had their annual summer photo session at Marivent Palace on the island of Palma de Mallorca on Monday. The family of four met the waiting media in the courtyard of the Palace, posing for photographs with the Palace’s sandstone walls providing a lovely backdrop. Both Leonor and Sofia wore flowy smock dresses – … Continue reading

Prince Sverre Magnus Breaks Ankle During Summer Holiday

  July 31, 2017 at 6:18 pm by

Prince Sverre Magnus

Norway’s Prince Sverre Magnus has suffered a bicycle accident while on holiday in Dvergsøya, the island in Kristiansandsfjorden where the Crown Princely Family spends part of their summer holidays each year.  “I can confirm that Prince Sverre Magnus has broken his ankle after being unlucky when he was riding a bike,” the Royal Court’s Assistant Communications Manager, Sven Gjeruldsen, confirmed to VG over the weekend. No other details were given.

100 Years On: Royals Mark Centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele

  July 31, 2017 at 5:05 pm by

Royals at the Battle of Passchendaele anniversary

On July 31, the Prince of Wales, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Vice Admiral Tim Laurence and King and Queen of the Belgians attended commemorations of the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele at the Tyne Cot ceremony near Ypres. Prince Charles gave a speech during the ceremony, where he said “we remember it is not only for the rain that fell, the mud that weighed down the living and swallowed the … Continue reading

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