“We Appreciate That So Many Share Our Joy” – Victoria and Daniel Release New Photo of Their Children

  March 24, 2016 at 4:47 am by

Princess Estelle and newborn Prince Oscar

The Swedish Royal Court has released a new photo of Princess Estelle and her newborn brother Prince Oscar today, as a thanks for all the good wishes the Crown Princess Couple received over the past few weeks. “Thank you very much for all the greetings, good wishes and congratulations we received in connection with Princess Estelle’s birthday and Prince Oscar’s birth. We appreciate all the thoughts and that so many share … Continue reading

Sheikha Al Mayassa Opens Exhibition on Chinese Silk Work

  March 23, 2016 at 6:58 pm by

Sheikha Al Mayassa opens a new exhibition at the Qatar Museum

Sheikha Al Mayassa bin Hamad Al Thani has opened a new exhibition at the Qatar Museums Gallery Katara that focuses on Chinese silk work. The exhibition is entitled ‘Silks from the Silk Road – Chinese Art of Silk’ and is on loan from the Chinese National Silk Museum. During her visit, Sheikha Al Mayassa was shown how workers sew elaborate imagery on to silk. The Sheikha is the chairwoman of … Continue reading

Prince Harry Completes Official Visit to Nepal, Will Stay 6 More Days in Private Capacity

  March 23, 2016 at 4:11 pm by

Prince Harry on his last official day in Nepal

Prince Harry was back in Kathmandu today where he officially opened the Nepal Girl Summit alongside President Bidyha Bhandari. The summit’s purpose is to promote the rights of girls, particularly in developing countries. “We need to acknowledge that so many countries and cultures are failing to protect the opportunities of young women and girls in the way they do for boys. Improved access to education can transform lives, families, communities and … Continue reading

Dutch King Visits Problem Areas In The Hague: ‘We Need to Keep Our Backs Straight’

  March 23, 2016 at 2:58 pm by

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King Willem-Alexander paid a surprise visit to the neighbourhoods of Transvaal and Schilderswijk in the Hague today. The king visited the market of the neighbourhoods and spoke to residents for two hours. The working class and immigrant neighbourhoods have been in the news negatively for a long time. A terrorist cell was operating from this area. Last year there were several riots by youngsters who attacked the police. The visit … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Meet With Medical Staff In Wake of Terrorist Attacks

  March 23, 2016 at 8:02 am by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde observe a minute's silence at the European Commission

The Belgian King and Queen this morning visit the Erasmus Hospital in Anderlecht, where they were given a briefing by medical staff on the conditions and injuries suffered by victims of yesterday’s horrific terrorist attack in the Belgian capital, which killed over 30 people. They also met with volunteers who provided medical aid across the day and also some of the victims which were taken to this particular hospital. Erasmus ziekenhuis … Continue reading

Spanish King and Queen Offer Condolences at Belgian Embassy

  March 23, 2016 at 7:42 am by

Queen Letizia signs the condolence book at the Belgian Embassy in Madrid as King Felipe watches on

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain have visited the Belgian Embassy in Madrid to pay their respects to the victims of yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels. The couple met with the Belgian Ambassador to Spain, Pierre Labouverie, before signing the condolence book. Their message read, “Given the terrible terrorist attacks yesterday in Brussels, we want above all to express our condemnation and abhorrence firmly. The pain of Belgium is also … Continue reading

Harry Remembers Fallen Gurkha Soldiers on Day Four in Nepal

  March 22, 2016 at 5:03 pm by

Prince Harry at a remembrance ceremony in Nepal

On his fourth day in Nepal, Prince Harry honoured fallen Gurkha soldiers during a remembrance ceremony at the British Gurkha Camp in Pokhara. Wearing the number 1 dress of the Blues and Royals, the Prince laid a wreath of poppies during the ceremony which contained a note reading “With the deepest admiration, respect and gratitude. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Hardik Sradhanjali.” Harry served alongside Gurkha soldiers during his tour … Continue reading

The Pahlavis Gather For Persian New Year

  March 22, 2016 at 12:43 pm by

Empress Farah and her four granddaughters celebrate the Persian New Year

Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran hosted a small celebration to mark the Persian New Year, Nowrouz, yesterday at her home in Washington, D.C. Prince Reza, his wife Yasmine and their daughters Noor, Iman and Farah, Princess Farahnaz and Raha Didevar and her daughter with the late Prince Alireza, Iryana, were all present for the celebration.

Belgian King, Fellow Monarchs React To Brussels Attacks

  March 22, 2016 at 7:41 am by

The Belgian flag flying at half-mast

At least 28 people have been killed in Brussels this morning, as explosions occurred at the city’s airport and at a metro station. The Belgian Royal Court issued a statement from King Philippe, saying that he and Queen Mathilde were “shocked by the horrific attacks” on the city. Their thoughts are with the victims and their families in this terrible time. The royal couple’s agenda for the next two days … Continue reading

Maria Teresa of Luxembourg Turns 60 Today

  March 22, 2016 at 1:00 am by

Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg

Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg celebrates her 60th birthday today. Born on March 22, 1956 in Havana, Cuba, to parents José Antonio Mestre y Alvarez and María Teresa Batista y Falla de Mestre. In 1959, the family moved to New York city because of the revolution. After completing high school, Maria Teresa moved to Switzerland, it was there where she met her future husband and was at the time … Continue reading

Prince Harry Highlights Importance of Tourism For Nepal

  March 21, 2016 at 6:59 pm by

Prince Harry during his third day in Nepal

Continuing his visit to Nepal, Prince Harry today highlighted the important role tourism plays in helping Nepal recover from last year’s disastrous earthquake. Beginning at the Bardia National Park, the Prince went on a boat ride down the Khauraha River which offers a great opportunity for tourists to spot local wildlife. Harry was also shown the tiger cameras the park rangers use to monitor the 50 tigers which live in the Park. … Continue reading

An Audience With The Pope For The Nassaus

  March 21, 2016 at 3:43 pm by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family during an audience with the Pope

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and their immediate family have had an audience with Pope Francis today at the Vatican. @Gertsroyals The Luxembourg Grand-Ducal family hosted by the Holy Father today on Vatican City pic.twitter.com/FCoSmLTYG3 — Ben Ben (@BenjaminAlm3456) March 21, 2016 The Grand Duchess exercised her privilège du blanc, wearing a simple white suit, while the other ladies in the family – Hereditary Grand Duchess … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, March 14-20

  March 21, 2016 at 2:49 am 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 March 26.

Dashing Prince Harry Kicks Off Nepalese Visit

  March 20, 2016 at 7:33 pm by

Prince Harry on his second day in Nepal

Prince Harry has begun his multi-day visit to the mountainous country of Nepal, arriving in Kathmandu on Saturday and meeting with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Then at a reception later in the day, the Prince delivered a speech in which he mentioned last year’s devastating earthquakes: “I pay my respects to those who perished and hope to do what I can to shine a spotlight on the resilience of the Nepali people…I … Continue reading

“Happy Mother’s Day To All Moms” Queen Rania

  March 20, 2016 at 12:55 pm by

Queen Rania

As the region prepares to celebrate mothers day tomorrow (March 21) Queen Rania of Jordan has posted an early message and a video on her Facebook account. Jordan also celebrates the fallen soldiers of Jordan on the same day. “Every mother’s heart is a homeland for her children. Happy Mother’s Day to all moms, and a special one to the brave moms of our soldiers, who work tirelessly day in and … Continue reading

King Carl Gustaf Attends Australian Formula One Grand Prix

  March 20, 2016 at 7:38 am by

King Carl Gustaf with Swedish driver Markus Ericsson ahead of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix; 20-03-2016

The King of Sweden today was in the crowd at Albert Park to cheer on his countryman Marcus Ericsson in the Australian Formula One Grand Prix. He was given a tour of the Sauber team’s garage prior to the afternoon race, which Ericsson unfortunately for his royal supporter did not finish. It is a great honor to welcome H.M. King Carl XIV Gustaf of Sweden at the #AusGP @Kungafamiljen #F1 pic.twitter.com/kRBJqkePJC — … Continue reading

Off The Runway Looks For Caroline & Her Daughters

  March 19, 2016 at 11:45 pm by

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One of the biggest charity events took place last night in Monaco and it was no other than Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel who dressed Princess Caroline and her daughters, Charlotte Casiraghi and Princess Alexandra of Hanover. Embed from Getty Images Prince Albert II of Monaco, Princess Caroline of Hanover and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld on March 19, 2016. Princess Caroline and Charlotte wore outfits right off the Chanel Haute Couture … Continue reading

Beatrice Steals The Show At The Rose Ball in Monaco

  March 19, 2016 at 11:34 pm by

Beatrice Casiraghi at the 2016 Rose Ball; 19-03-2016

The annual Bal de la Rose took place this evening at the Sporting Monte-Carlo, and Beatrice Borromeo, the wife of Pierre Casiraghi, stole the show in an extravagant ball gown. Donning a bright red strapless gown from Giambattista Valli that featured a voluminous tulle ruffled skirt, Beatrice stood out from the rest of the ladies in her family, who chose neutrals and pastels for the evening. Her hair was swept up into a … Continue reading

An Emotional End to Charles and Camilla’s Visit to the Balkans

  March 19, 2016 at 7:48 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall speaks with family members of people that have been missing since the Kosovo war in 1999

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have completed their tour of the Balkans, spending an emotion-filled day in Kosovo. After a brief meeting with President Atifete Jahjaga, during which the Prince was presented with the Order for Peace, Democracy and Humanism, Charles and Camilla had a series of engagements that related to the 1998-99 conflict in the country. Charles attended a meeting on the topic of missing individuals … Continue reading

Action Princes Haakon and Frederik Participate in the Birkebeinerrennet

  March 19, 2016 at 3:27 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Prince Frederik at the start of the race; 19-03-2016

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark continued their reputations as action princes today as they competed in the Birkebeinerrennet cross-country skiing race. The race runs the 54km between Rena and Lillehammer. Much was made by the media prior to the event as to which Prince would prevail over the other, to “do their country proud” (all in a joking manner of course). Haakon was the ‘victor’ … Continue reading

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