Delphine Boël Has Court Victory, Can Continue Legal Suit For Paternity

  February 3, 2016 at 7:26 pm by

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After a 15-month case, Belgium’s Constitutional Court has ruled that Delphine Boël, who claims to be a biological daughter of former King Albert II, can continue with her legal bid to prove her paternity. The Court today announced its decision that the right to have the knowledge of your biological father is more important than the law, which states that such a challenge must be done either prior to the child’s … Continue reading

Duchess of Cornwall Indulges In Literacy Passion

  February 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall tries a pair of vision glasses while in Peterborough; 03-02-2016

The Duchess of Cornwall today indulged in one of her passions, the promotion of literacy, during a visit to Peterborough. In a bluey-purple and red tartan outfit, the Duchess first stopped at Peterborough Cathedral for a literacy festival celebrating the work of one of her patronages, the National Literacy Trust. Dozens of schoolchildren from the area were present for a storytelling workshop before Camilla presented a number of awards. Camilla then … Continue reading

The ‘Sleeping Prince’ Moved Home

  February 3, 2016 at 6:41 pm by

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Saudi Prince Khalid bin Talal Al Saud has decided recently to transfer his ill son, Prince Al Waleed bin Khaled, home after spending ten years receiving treatment at a specialist hospital in Riyadh. Prince Al Waleed, who is the eldest son of Prince Khalid, suffered traumatic injury following a traffic accident, causing him to be in a coma for a decade. His mother is Princess Jazzi, the daughter of the late King Saud bin … Continue reading

Prince Rashid and Princess Zeina Welcome Baby Boy

  February 3, 2016 at 5:50 pm by

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Prince Rashid bin Talal of Jordan and his wife Princess Zeina had a baby boy on Monday according to a Royal Court statement. The newborn was born in Amman and was named Talal after his paternal great-grandfather, the late King Talal I. Their Royal Highnesses have another son, Prince Al Hassan, who born on December 1, 2013.

Portuguese Royals Remember Lisbon Regicide

  February 3, 2016 at 5:21 pm by

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The Duke and Duchess of Bragança and their eldest son Prince Dom Afonso attended a mass in Lisbon’s church of S. Vincente de Fora to  remember the 108th anniversary of the Lisbon regicide. On February 1st 1908 King Carlos I of Portugal and the 20 y/o Crown Prince Luíz Filipe were murdered at Lisbon’s Terreiro do Paço. The king, his wife and his sons were travelling in an open carriage … Continue reading

Navy and Diamonds The Perfect Combination for Camilla At Gala Dinner

  February 2, 2016 at 7:12 pm by

Charles and Camilla arrive for the British Asian Trust gala; 02-02-2016

Wearing a navy lace Bruce Oldfield evening gown, a large diamond necklace and a pair of diamond earrings, the Duchess of Cornwall shone tonight at the British Asian Trust gala at the National History Museum. Accompanying her husband, the Prince of Wales – who founded the charity in 2007, Camilla walked the red carpet and mingled with celebrities such as a disheveled  Simon Cowell and Leona Lewis before sitting down … Continue reading

Palace Releases Details of Fabiola’s Inheritance

  February 2, 2016 at 12:59 pm by

Queen Fabiola of Belgium

Almost fourteen months after Queen Fabiola of the Belgians passed away, the palace announced that her inheritance has finally been distributed. The sole benificiary seems to be the ‘Aid Fund of the Queen’. The fund helps Belgians in need and is currently chaired by Queen Mathilde. According to ‘Het Nieuwsblad‘, the inheritance is estimated at € 100 million. The 37 Spanish nephews and nieces of Queen Fabiola will not receive … Continue reading

New Website Presents Centuries-Old Dutch Royal Collection

  February 2, 2016 at 6:34 am by

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The Dutch Royal Court yesterday set live a new website specifically for the Royal Archives. With 300 objects currently loaded on to the site, dating back to 1490, the purpose of the website is to provide the reader with a “virtual path of the cultural heritage of the House of Orange-Nassau”. Among the items of the Archives shown on the website at present include the former Queen Beatrix’s inauguration gown, … Continue reading

Kate To Give First Interview To Celebrate Queen’s 90th Birthday

  February 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm by

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The Duchess of Cambridge will take part in her first interview since becoming a member of the royal family, in a two-hour film to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday. Kate will appear alongside Prince William, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in the documentary The Queen at Ninety (working title) produced by ITV. It will air in the northern spring, offering a “fresh insight into the monarch’s life and work.” Her … Continue reading

Aptly In Red, Crown Princess Mary Attends Red Cross Networking Event

  February 1, 2016 at 3:56 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visits the Red Cross centre in Slagelse; 01-02-2016

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today participated in a networking event at the Danish Red Cross centre in Slagelse, for adults who suffer from loneliness and are separated from society. Mary – wearing a deep red blouse and black trousers – joined in the meeting and spoke with a number of local adults taking up the offer of the Værket project, which is a joint effort between the Danish Red Cross and The … Continue reading

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie Becomes President Of Mudam

  February 1, 2016 at 12:25 pm by

Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy in Elie Saab at her pre-wedding gala banquet; 19-10-2012

It has been announced by the Ministry of Culture that Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie has been named as the president of the administrative board of the Musée d’art moderne Grand-Duc Jean. The Duchess joins several other members on the board. The museum was opened in 2006 and is a museum dedicated to contemporary art. This is the fourth patronage for the Duchess since marrying three years ago. For more on … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, January 25-31,2016

  February 1, 2016 at 12:08 pm by

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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 February 6.  

Spanish Court Declares Infanta Cristina WILL Face Trial

  January 29, 2016 at 7:39 pm by

Infanta Cristina during the first day of trial earlier in January

The three judges presiding over the Nóos corruption trial in Palma de Mallorca have declared that Infanta Cristina will have to face two charges of tax fraud, as they feel the Bótin doctrine does not apply to her as they believe her to have been a “necessary cooperator” in the alleged crime. Infanta Cristina will now return to court on February 9 with the other 17 defendants in the case, … Continue reading

Prince Harry Cheers On Britain’s Next Invictus Champions

  January 29, 2016 at 5:12 pm by

Prince Harry at the Invictus Games trial; 29-01-2016

At the University of Bath Sports Training Village today, Prince Harry cheered on from the sidelines as wounded veterans battled it out for places on Britain’s team for the Invictus Games that will take place in May in Orlando. Embed from Getty Images The royal – who put together the first edition of the sporting event for injured servicemen, women and veterans in 2014 – spent much time chatting and laughing … Continue reading

Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit Konviktsgaart Retirement Home

  January 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm by

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Hereditary Grand Duke Guiallaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie visited yesterday the Konviktsgaart retirement home. During the couple’s visit, they attended a musical concert which was organized by the aid foundation of the nursing home. The concert was by “Ecouter pour Mieux s’Entendre” foundation. They bring music to people who dont have access to them like nursing homes, hospitals and educational centers. During the visit, Princess Stéphanie wore a black … Continue reading

Belgian Royals Are Looking For Balance

  January 29, 2016 at 3:51 am by

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of The Belgians continued their never-ending circle of New Years receptions. Yesterday they received the Belgian authorities at the Royal Palace in Brussels. Princess Astrid and her husband Lorenz also attended the reception. Unsurprisingly absent were Prince Laurent and his wife and King Albert II and Queen Paola. Prince Laurent has significantly decreased his number of public events since his annual dotation has been lowered. … Continue reading

‘No Sleep’ and George Clooney: Dutch Royals Flock To Theatres Three Days In A Row

  January 29, 2016 at 3:16 am by

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The Dutch theatres were a popular desitation for their country’s royals this week. Last night Princess Beatrix visited the opening night of the Holland Dance Festival in The Hague. The former monarch was accompanied by her youngest son Constantijn and his wife Laurentien, who conveniently are living in The Hague themselves. Princess Laurentien repeated a Missoni dress from 2013. Princess Beatrix wore a black outfit and a brooch from the … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Spices Up International Film Festival Rotterdam

  January 28, 2016 at 7:36 pm by

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Yesterday evening, Wednesday January 27, Queen Máxima was present at the official opening of the 45th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) at the convention center De Doelen in Rotterdam. At her arrival the Queen, who was wearing a colorful Etro jumpsuit, was welcomed by Bero Beyer and Janneke Staarink, respectively artistic director and business director of the Festival. The theme of this year’s edition is “ID Check”, a … Continue reading

Spanish State Visit To Britain Possibly Cancelled Due To Political Deadlock

  January 28, 2016 at 6:56 pm by

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Bad news for those who have been looking forward to the state visit of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain to the United Kingdom, planned for 8-10 March. Due to the post-election deadlock in Spanish politics, the Spanish government is seriously considering a cancellation of the visit. Last week the socialist party PSOE already expressed their dissatifaction about the bad timing of the visit. They expect that the … Continue reading

‘Former Prince Back In Romania To Await Birth Of Child’

  January 28, 2016 at 12:41 pm by

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Nicholas Medforth-Mills will return to Romania in February amidst controvercy to await the birth of his child, claims a Romanian news outlet. Nicholas is the grandson of ex-king Mihai of Romania (94), who changed the succession rules in 2007, which made Nicholas 3rd in line of the defunct Romanian throne . As HRH prince Nicholas of Romania he was expected to eventually succeed his grandfather, aunt and mother as head … Continue reading

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