King of Spain Delivers Fine Arts ‘Golden Medal of Merit’

  December 2, 2015 at 3:35 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia deliver awards for fine arts in Madrid; 02-12-2015

In a ceremony at the Bellas Artes Museum in Seville, King Felipe and Queen Letizia today delivered the golden medals of merit for fine arts. The King said the awards illustrated the “wealth of [Spanish] culture and the depth of the bonds that our society has with art, heritage and protection and promotion.” View image | gettyimages.com He and Queen Letizia presented medals to 22 people and three organisations for … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Visits Washington For Finance Forum

  December 2, 2015 at 10:23 am by

Queen Maxima attends a financial inclusion forum in Washington, D.C.; 01-12-2015

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Máxima attended the “Financial Inclusion Forum” in Washington on Monday December 1st. The Forum, organized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was held at the building of the Department of the Treasury. View image | gettyimages.com Besides the Queen were present U.S. Secretary of the … Continue reading

The Five Score Prince: Mikasa Turns 100

  December 2, 2015 at 8:30 am by

Prince and Princess Mikasa in the gardens of their home in November

Japanese Prince Mikasa celebrated his 100th birthday today, and said that “nothing will change” because of the milestone. “While praying for the happiness of people around the world and expressing gratitude to my wife, Yuriko, who has supported me for more than 70 years, I want to continue to spend enjoyable and calm days,” a statement released by the Imperial Household Agency on behalf of the Prince said. View image | … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Awards Prince Bernhard Culture Prize

  November 30, 2015 at 5:33 pm by

Queen Maxima awards this year's Prince Bernhard Culture Prize; 30-11-2015

Today, Monday November 30, Her Majesty Queen Máxima handed over the Prince Bernhard Culture Prize 2015 at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ concert hall in Amsterdam. The award went to architect Francine Houben. Koningin Máxima reikt oeuvreprijs van @Cultuurfonds uit aan architect Francine Houben #cultuurfonds pic.twitter.com/CoJYUWkF2e — Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) November 30, 2015 Francine Houben, born in Sittard in 1955, is a Dutch architect, founding partner and creative director of … Continue reading

Prince Akishino Turns 50

  November 30, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Prince Akishino

Prince Akishino turns 50 today. Born on November 30, 1965 in Tokyo, he is the second son of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michio and is second inline to the throne. He studies elementary and secondary years at the Gakushuin. In April 1984, he entered the Gakushuin University he majored and graduated law and biology. October 1988 to June 1990, he studied the taxonomy of fish at St John’s College, Oxford … Continue reading

Denmark’s Crown Princess Lights Up Christmas Tree

  November 29, 2015 at 8:23 pm by

Crown Princess Mary at the tree lighting; 29-11-2015

Crown Princess Mary this evening lit the 100th Christmas tree in the Copenhagen Town Hall Square. Joined by the Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, the Crown Princess turned the lights of the 24m high tree on, despite the Mayor’s inability to correctly count down from ten, not once but twice. The hundreds-strong crowd didn’t seem to mind, seeing the humour in the situation. Tonight, Crown Princess Mary attended the 100th lighting … Continue reading

Mathilde and Birgitte Watch Davis Cup Final

  November 29, 2015 at 5:09 pm by

Queen Mathilde and the Duchess of Gloucester chat during the Davis Cup final in Ghent; 29-11-2015

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians and the Duchess of Gloucester today attended what became the final match of the Davis Cup tennis competition in Ghent. This year’s Cup came down to Belgium and the United Kingdom, and Scotsman Andy Murray defeated Belgium’s David Goffin in straight sets to clinch the Cup for Britain, after his win gave the country a 3-1 lead. View image | gettyimages.com The two royals sat … Continue reading

Climate March in Monaco Receives Princely Support

  November 29, 2015 at 12:40 pm by

Prince Albert, Princess Charlene, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella during the Global Climate March in Monaco; 29-11-2015

The Monaco edition of the Global Climate March received the support of Prince Albert II and his wife Princess Charlene today, as climate supporters marched from the Palace Square to Stadium Louis II. Dressed casually, the Princely Couple brought along their almost-year-old twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, for the march, with the twins all rugged up in their Maclaren double stroller. View image | gettyimages.com Prince Albert and Princess Charlene stopped along … Continue reading

New Photos Released of Princess Charlotte

  November 29, 2015 at 7:31 am by

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Kensington Palace has released two new photographs of baby Princess Charlotte, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Taken earlier this month by the Duchess at the family’s home Anmer Hall in Norfolk, little Charlotte – who turns seven months old later this week – is seen sitting on a armchair playing with a stuffed puppy dog in one of the photos. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Charlotte, … Continue reading

Princess Estelle Visits Christmas Fair

  November 28, 2015 at 8:53 pm by

View the full image at Kungahuset's Facebook

Princess Estelle paid a visit to the Christmas fair held at the Royal Stables today with her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. Dressed in a warm red coat and wearing gloves and a beanie, the young Princess saw a number of the fair’s stalls, which promotes things like crafts and organic food from around the country. She took a great interest in one stall though, which had decorated … Continue reading

Philipe And Mathilde Watch A Tennis Match

  November 27, 2015 at 12:08 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

King Philippe of Belgium and Queen Mathilde attended the opening ceremony of the Davis Cup Final 2015. The match took place at the Flanders Expo in Ghent, Belgium. The royals watched the singles match between David Goffin of Belgium and Kyle Edmund of Great Britain on day one of the Davis Cup Final 2015. View image | gettyimages.com 8

Swedish Royals Attend The Global Child Forum In Stockholm

  November 26, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

Swedish royals

King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, Queen Silvia, Princess Madeleine and Princess Sofia attended the Global Child Forum In Stockholm. The event which is held yearly since 2009 took place at the Hall of State in the Royal Palace. The royals listened to several speeches, lectures and discussions on children’s rights. Crown Princess Victoria could not attend the event due to other commitments but a video as shown with a short … Continue reading

The British Royals’ First Day in Malta

  November 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the President of Malta; 26-11-2015

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have begun their visit to Malta for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, joined by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. An official welcoming ceremony took place outside the San Anton Palace for the Queen and Prince Philip, presided over by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. Over 100 well-wishers gathered outside to see the couple, who lived in Malta in the early years … Continue reading

Princes Harry and Seeiso Open New Sentebale Children’s Centre

  November 26, 2015 at 2:03 pm by

Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso during the opening of the 'Mamohato Children’s Centre; 26-11-2015

As co-founders of their children’s charity Sentebale, Britain’s Prince Harry and Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso today officially opened the new ‘Mamohato Children’s Centre in the southern African nation. Named after Queen ‘Mamohato, the late mother of Prince Seeiso and King Letsie III, the £2million centre will be used to provide support to the most disadvantaged children of Lesotho. A dining hall is named in honour of Prince Harry’s late mother Diana, … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Award Erasmus Prize 2015

  November 26, 2015 at 6:07 am by

King Willem-Alexander with the winners of this year's Erasmus Prize; 25-11-2015

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima along with Princess Beatrix and Prince Constantijn attended yesterday, Wednesday November 25, the Erasmus Prize Awards at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The theme of this year was “Digital culture and the dissemination of knowledge”. The King presented this year’s prize to the “Wikipedia Community”. Wikipedia received the award because “it has facilitated the dissemination of knowledge through a set at any accessible encyclopedia.” At … Continue reading

Queen Sofia Visits Food Bank of Madrid

  November 25, 2015 at 4:43 pm by

Queen Sofia during her visit to the Food Bank of Madrid; 25-11-2015

As part of the Queen Sofia Foundation, Spain’s former Queen paid a visit to the Food Bank of Madrid today where she saw the work the organisation does and what their plans are for the ‘Great Collection of Food’ that will take place this weekend. Queen Sofia was also shown around the new facilities that have been built through projects financed by her Foundation: expanded offices, improved refrigeration of the warehouse, … Continue reading

New Canadian PM Received by the Queen at Buckingham Palace

  November 25, 2015 at 1:24 pm by

Queen Elizabeth meets Canada's new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau; 25-11-2015

Canada’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has been received by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace today, over three decades since he first met the Queen during his father’s time as Prime Minister. “Nice to see you again … but under different circumstances,” the monarch said to her 12th Canadian Prime Minister, who laughingly responded “You were much taller than me the last time we met.” View image | gettyimages.com The … Continue reading

Third Child on the Way for the Duke and Duchess of Parma

  November 25, 2015 at 9:13 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Parma

The Duke and Duchess of Parma are expecting their third child it has been announced. Princess Annemarie is due to give birth in May 2016; the couple already has two daughters, Princesses Luisa and Cecilia. Next year will be a busy one for the main branch of the Bourbon-Parma family, as Prince Carlos’s brother Jaime and his wife Viktória are also expecting a baby around the same time. View image … Continue reading

New Decree Issued Regarding Titles of the Belgian Royals

  November 24, 2015 at 3:44 pm by

Belgian royal coat of arms

A new decree has been issued in Belgium regulating the titles of members of the royal family, superseding the decree issued in 1991 by King Baudouin. Going forward, only children and grandchildren of the monarch and the heir to the throne will received the title Prince or Princess of Belgium. This means that King Philippe’s younger children – Princes Gabriel and Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore – will only be able … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth At Church of England Tenth General Synod Service

  November 24, 2015 at 12:38 pm by

Queen Elizabeth is greeted by bishops as she arrives for the General Synod; 24-11-2015

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh today attended a service at Westminster Abbey marking the inauguration of the Church of England’s Tenth General Synod. The service was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury before the official party went to Church House, the official headquarters of the Church of England, for the inauguration ceremony. View image | gettyimages.com The General Synod, which is the national assembly of the Church, occurs every … Continue reading

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