Princess Margriet of the Netherlands celebrated her 71st birthday on January 19th. The Princess is a younger sister of former Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and a maternal aunt of the present monarch, King King Willem-Alexander. Princess Margriet was born in Ottawa, Canada during the exile of the Dutch Royal Family following the German occupation of the Kingdom. The Princess was the third daughter of Juliana of the Netherlands and … Continue reading
Princess Claire of Belgium celebrated her 40th birthday on January 18th. The Princess who is the wife of Belgian Prince Laurent was born Claire Louise Coombs in Bath, England on the 18th of January 1974. Her parents later resettled near Brussels in Belgium. Claire’s mother is infact Belgian. Claire has an older sister Joanna and a younger brother Matthew. In April 2003, Claire married Prince Laurent of Belgium, the second … Continue reading
The Royal Court has announced that Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland will give birth to her daughter in New York City instead of Sweden, which was her parent’s wishes. As the little princess will be born in North America, she may not have succession rights based on future arrangements (to be in line for the Swedish Throne, a royal must be raised in Sweden.) Here is the announcement … Continue reading
Buckingham Palace has announced that Zara Phillips has given birth to a healthy baby daughter. The infant was born today, January 17, at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Mike Tindall, Zara’s husband, was present for the birth, the baby weighing 3510grams. The Palace stated that a name will be released in due course. Baby Tindall is 16th in line for the throne and is the third granddaughter of the Princess Royal and … Continue reading
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has paid a one day visit to Paris, France. During the visit, the Crown Prince held talks with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace. The two leaders discussed regional issues and co-operation between the two countries. General Sheikh Mohamed also met with Jean-Yves Le Drian, the … Continue reading
Princess Michael of Kent celebrated her 69th birthday on January 15th. Born Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz towards the closing stages of World War II near the family estates at Karlsbad in the modern Czech Republic, the Princess has an older brother, Baron Frederick von Reibnitz who was born in 1942. Following the expulsion of the German population from that area, later that year, the family emigrated to Mozambique and … Continue reading
Please vote in the December 2013 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royals Dancing. The polls will remain open until 30 January 2014. Good Luck to all the participating teams!
The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has announced that Prince Félix and Princess Claire are expecting their first child. “Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Duchess, with great joy, announce that Prince Félix and Princess Claire are expecting their first child,” read the statement released by the court. The infant is due in June. Prince Félix and Princess Claire were married in September last year.
The Duchess of Cambridge celebrated her 32nd birthday on January 9. It is not known how Kate will celebrate her birthday, but many magazines and newspapers have been speculating about her celebrations. The Duchess of Cambridge (née Catherine [better known as “Kate”] Elizabeth Middleton) was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Berkshire, England. Her parents are Michael and Carole (née Goldsmith) Middleton and her siblings … Continue reading
On January 7, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, began a 10 week course in agricultural management at St John’s College at Cambridge University. The course is organized by The Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership. During the course, William will be participating in lectures with other PhD students, in some classes. The course has been designed to help him prepare with managing the Duchy of Cornwall estate once he inherits … Continue reading
Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duchess of Palma has been charged with tax evasion and money laundering. She has been summoned to court on March 8th. Infanta Cristina is the youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain. Her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, is at the centre of a corruption scandal over allegations regarding the misappropriation of several million euros of public funds when he was head of the … Continue reading
King Juan Carlos I of Spain celebrates his 76th birthday on Sunday, January 5th. The Spanish Monarch who has reigned since 1975 was actually born in Rome, Italy during the Spanish Borbóns exile in 1936. His father was the late Infante Juan de Borbón, Count of Barcelona and his mother was the late Princess María Mercedes de Bourbon-Dos Sicilias, Countess of Barcelona. The future King of Spain was baptized as Juan … Continue reading
His Royal Highness Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan tied the knot for the third time on Saturday to Jordanian radio presenter, Miss Zina Lubbadeh. Prince Feisal who is 50 years old is the second son of the late King Hussein and younger brother of His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan. He was married twice previously and has four children from his first marriage to Princess Alia Tabbaa … Continue reading
On Christmas Day 2013, members of the British Royal Family attended an early morning and morning service at St. Mary Magdalene Church near Sandringham, Norfolk. The Queen and her husband Prince Philip are expected to stay at Sandringham until February 6. The early morning service is a private affair, but the morning service is more public – members of the public can watch the royals walk to church and hand … Continue reading
Countess Anne-Dorte of Rosenborg, the widow of Count Christian of Rosenborg, passed away on January 2nd. She was 66. She passed away peacefully at the Gentofte Hospital, where she had been admitted after Christmas with respiratory problems caused by her long-running battle with throat cancer. Her three daughters – Josephine, Camilla and Feodora – were by her bedside. A funeral service will be held on January 9th, at the Lyngby Kirke. … Continue reading
Emir of Qatar, HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani paid a two day visit to Morocco where he met with HM King Mohammed VI. The meeting took place at the Marrakech royal palace in the presence of HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, Sheikh Joann Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani. HM King Mohammed VI awarded Sheikh Tamim the Al Mohammadi Wissan … Continue reading
Announcing the winners of the November 2013 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: November 2013 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: The Netherlands Second Place: Brunei Third Place: Jordan and Belgium Royals and their Horses (November 2013 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: Belgium Second Place: The Netherlands Third Place: Great Britain Congratulations to all winning teams!
Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy celebrated her 77th birthday on Christmas Day 2013. Princess Alexandra was born on Christmas Day 1936 at No. 3 Belgrave Square in London, England and is the only daughter and second eldest child of Prince George, Duke of Kent and his wife, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. She is also a granddaughter of King George V and Queen Mary. She has two brothers; … Continue reading
Members of the Spanish Royal Family gathered at the Zarzuela Palace on Christmas Eve to watch the annual Christmas Message of His Majesty the King. This years Christmas Message is the 38th televised address by the Spanish Monarch. The King defend the unity of Spain and also spoke of the economic and financial crisis which has bedeviled the Spanish economy. Its believed that Infanta Cristina, accompanied by her husband and … Continue reading
On 23 December 2013, Queen Silvia celebrated her 70th birthday. Silvia’s birthday was celebrated with a gala performance at the Oscars Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden on 20 December. On the day of her birthday, the flag was flown at the Royal Palace in Stockholm and a salute also took place. Queen Silvia (née Silvia Renate Sommerlath) was born in Heidelberg, Germany on 23 December 1943. She is the younger child … Continue reading