King Felipe Meets With His Saudi Counterpart

  January 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm by

King Felipe and King Salman

King Felipe VI of Spain had an audience with King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud on Sunday at the Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. The two monarchs discussed bilateral relations prior to an official lunch. During the audience, King Salman awarded King Felipe with the Grand Collar of the Order of Abdul Aziz, the highest order in the Saudi Kingdom. Earlier in the day, King Felipe had a meeting at the Spanish … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Makes Second Public Appearance Since Illness

  January 15, 2017 at 11:11 am by

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Edinburgh, Viscount and Viscountess Linley and other guests attended a church service at the church of St. Mary the Virgin in Flitcham, situated on the edge of Sandringham, on January 15. The Linleys, who will become Earl and Countess of Snowdon in the coming weeks, were wearing black (with the Countess wearing a white dress) in mourning of the first Earl, Antony Armstrong-Jones, who died on … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Sandringham House

  January 15, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Sandringham House

The Sandringham Estate in Norfolk is synonymous with the Windsor family Christmas, and is where Queen Elizabeth spends a fair portion of her New Year, staying in the large Sandringham House. Facade of Sandringham House Location: Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, United Kingdom Built: 1870 Architects: A.J. Humbert Commissioned By: Edward VII of the United Kingdom and his wife, Alexandra of Denmark Style: Jacobean Rooms: 270 On The Palace Grounds: Museum, Gardens; Properties on the overall Estate include Anmer Hall and York … Continue reading

Zara and Mike Attend Magic Millions Raceday on The Gold Coast

  January 14, 2017 at 5:10 pm by

Zara and Mike Tindall

Continuing their week in Queensland, Australia in support of Magic Millions, Zara and Mike Tindall were present at the 2017 Magic Millions Raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Saturday. Despite wearing a lovely white calf-length dress with green heels and an eye-catching green, navy and white checkered fascinator, Zara was not the one who entered into the traditional Fashions on the Field competition – that she left to her dear … Continue reading

On This Day: Prince Albert Victor Dies

  January 14, 2017 at 9:00 am by

Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale

125 years ago, the second in line to the British throne – Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale – passed away at Sandringham House at the age of 28. He had contracted influenza, which developed in pneumonia. His family were devastated by his unexpected death, none more so than his mother, the Princess of Wales, who said after Prince Albert Victor’s funeral on January 20, she had “buried my angel … Continue reading

Lord Snowdon Dies Aged 86

  January 13, 2017 at 6:27 pm by

The 1st Earl of Snowdon

Antony Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon died at the age of eighty-six on January 13 at his home in Kensington, a statement released by his family has announced. Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones was born on 7 March 1930 in London to Ronald Armstrong-Jones and Anne Messel. He had an older sister, the Viscountess Vesci, and a younger brother, Peregrine. His father Robert was a barrister and he is also a descendent … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Albert and Paola In France

  January 13, 2017 at 7:00 am by

Princess Paola and Prince Albert, 1962

January 13, 1962: The Prince and Princess of Liège depart Paris for La Havre, where they are to attend the Bal des Petits Lits Blancs aboard the ocean liner France. The Bal was first held in 1918 as a fundraiser for children inflicted with tuberculosis.  

Princess Salwa Aga Khan Gives Birth To Second Son

  January 13, 2017 at 5:58 am by

Prince Rahim Aga Khan and his wife, Kendra Spears, on their wedding day; 31-08-2013

Princess Salwa Aga Khan was safely delivered of a son, named Prince Sinan, on January 2, a statement released on the official Ismaili Muslim Community website has said. The Princess and her son, who was born in London, are both doing well. The birth of a second son for Princess Salwa and her husband, the eldest son of the Aga Khan, Prince Rahim, gives their family “immense joy”. Prince Rahim and … Continue reading

Marius Borg Høiby To Attend Californian University

  January 12, 2017 at 7:26 pm by

Marius Borg Hoiby

Marius Borg Høiby, the elder son of Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, celebrates his 20th birthday tomorrow and the Norwegian Royal Court today issued a statement on his future role in the royal family and his university education. He will be studying business administration at a university in California, beginning January 17, the statement announced. He has also made the decision to no longer partake in royal events, unless there is … Continue reading

Germany’s Angela Merkel Meets With Belgian & Luxembourg Leaders

  January 12, 2017 at 6:52 pm by

Chancellor Merkel and King Philippe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has paid quick visits to Luxembourg and Belgium today, meeting with the leaders of both nations. First stopping in Luxembourg, Chancellor Merkel had an audience with Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa at the Grand Ducal Palace. King Philippe of the Belgians then had his own audience with the Chancellor when she made her way to Brussels; the Belgian Royal Court’s Twitter praising the … Continue reading

Prince Hashim of Jordan Appointed New Chief Chamberlain

  January 12, 2017 at 4:37 pm by

Prince Hashem of Jordan

A royal decree was issued by King Adullah II of Jordan on Thursday naming his younger brother Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein as new chief chamberlain. Prince Hashim, 35, is the youngest son of the late King Hussein I of Jordan and Queen Noor. He replaces his cousin, Prince Raad Bin Zaid, who held this possession for the past forty years. The prince graduated from Georgetown University and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. … Continue reading

William & Kate Kick Off 2017 Engagements With Patronage Visits

  January 11, 2017 at 10:03 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today visited the Child Bereavement UK centre in Stratford to help mark the location’s first anniversary. The couple joined in on a Family Support Group session, speaking with families currently receiving support from the charity as they come to terms with their grief over the loss of a loved one, and learning about their Memory Jar exercise. “You know I lost my mummy when I was … Continue reading

Imperial Family Attends New Year’s Lectures

  January 11, 2017 at 9:24 pm by

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko

Emperor Akihito has led members of the Imperial Family during the annual Kosho Hajime no Gi (New Year’s Lectures) at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo today. Attending were the Empress, Crown Prince Naruhito, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, Princess Mako and Prince and Princess Hitachi. The family listened to three lectures from professors of the University of Tokyo and the Waseda University, on the topics of French literature, political science and … Continue reading

Countess of Wessex Pays Visit to Military Families in Bulford

  January 11, 2017 at 2:12 pm by

The Countess of Wessex

The Countess of Wessex today made a trip to Bulford, in Wiltshire, where she met with soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles and their families. She was given a tour of Ward Barracks, the new home base for the 5th Battalion following their recent return from Germany. During her tour, the Countess was shown the newest equipment the 5th Battalion uses, including new personal protection equipment. "Virtus" is the new … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Receives Berlingske’s Honorary Award

  January 10, 2017 at 9:42 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was today awarded the Berlingske Foundation’s Honorary Award for her work “as patron of the vulnerable groups of society”. During the awards ceremony at Det Berlingske Hus in Copenhagen, the Berlingske Foundation’s chairman Mads Bryde Andersen called the Princess’s work and dedication “a model not only for other role models, but for everyone with a commitment to the society we live in.” In her acceptance speech, … Continue reading

King Felipe Attends Funeral of Former Portuguese President

  January 10, 2017 at 5:32 pm by

The funeral of the former President of Portugal

Spain’s King Felipe VI today attended the state funeral of the former Portuguese President, Mário Soares, at the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon. He was joined at the service by Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco, as well as a number of heads of state. The King offered his condolences to the family of President Soares, who died at the age of 92 on Saturday, upon his arrival at the Monastery. Earlier, the … Continue reading

Prince William’s First Engagement of the Year: A Visit to Centrepoint

  January 10, 2017 at 2:08 pm by

Prince William

The Duke of Cambridge has kicked off his 2017 working calendar with a visit to one of his first patronages, Centrepoint. He spent time today at the organisation’s hostel in Northolt, speaking with young people who have received assistance from the organisation. William watched in on several workshops the hostel hosts, including one called WorkWise that is designed to help homeless people find and keep employment. He heard from individuals who have … Continue reading

Navy Chic: Queen Letizia Attends AECC Meeting in Madrid

  January 10, 2017 at 1:47 pm by

Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia of Spain has attended the first meeting of 2017 for the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), of which she is Honorary President, at the organisation’s head quarters in Madrid. At the meeting, the Queen along with board members and staff of the organisation and others affiliated with the AECC’s efforts, discussed and outlined the strategy points of the AECC for the year. The Queen donned a professional ensemble of … Continue reading

Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family Hosts New Year Reception

  January 10, 2017 at 10:27 am by

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Grand Duke Henri

At the Grand Ducal Palace today, the Luxembourg Grand Duke and Grand Duchess welcomed members of Parliament and government for their annual New Year’s reception. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, wearing an orange shift dress with floral embellishments, were also present to greet the guests, including Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and the Parliamentary President Mars Di Bartolomeo. A second reception will be held tomorrow for members of … Continue reading

Second Daughter for Alexander and Sarah von Isenburg

  January 10, 2017 at 6:37 am by

Hereditary Princess Sarah and Hereditary Prince Alexander von Isenburg

Hereditary Princess Sarah von Isenburg gave birth to her second child, a daughter, on January 5 in Munich, the Princely House has announced yesterday. “With great joy and gratitude, the Princely House of Isenburg announces the birth of the second child of TH The Hereditary Prince and Princess,” the statement read. The infant – who joins big sister Princess Alix Imagina (born in November 2015) – has been named Zita. … Continue reading

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