With all the hard work of planning about to come to fruition, Prince Harry today formally welcomed the thirteen nations that will be competing in the Invictus Games alongside Great Britain. First attending the welcome reception at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, the Prince was joined by the captains of each team – the UK, the US, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Afghanistan, Georgia, New Zealand and Germany – for … Continue reading
Princess Laurentien today opened the Taalhuis at the Central Library in The Hague. The opening of the Taalhuis – Language House – took place on International Literacy Day, which also marks the beginning of literacy week in the Netherlands. The aim of the centre is to provide courses for individuals who wish to improve their Dutch reading, writing and speaking skills. During the event, Princess Laurentien – who incorporated the opening’s … Continue reading
Clarence House confirmed earlier today that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news,” read the statement. No due date has officially been given, although sources say the Duchess is yet to reach … Continue reading
Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was honoured with the National Order of the Legion of Honour. The Legion of Honour is France’s highest decoration. Princess Haya, FEI President, received it in recognition of her efforts of the equestrian sport. Princess Haya received the award from Laurent Fabius, French Minister of … Continue reading
Princess Louise-Marguerite of Orléans, the little daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme, who are pretenders to the former French throne, was christened at the Royal Chapel in Dreux, France last weekend. Her godparents are Archduke Michael of Austria, Alvaro de Orléans y Borbón, the Duke of Luynes, Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg and Princess Marguerite of Liechtenstein. The assistants at the christening were Princess Marie-Thérèse, Duchess of Montpensier, Princess … Continue reading
Today at the Hotel Comwell in Kolding, Princess Marie attended the opening session of the Danish ADHD Association’s annual conference. The Princess, wearing a white embellished jacket and black pants, was greeted by a group children from the local daycare centre. During her time at the conference, Marie was present at a lecture by British psychology professor David Daley, who spoke of understanding the condition, and the best way to … Continue reading
On August 30, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece celebrated her sixty eighth birthday. Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark was born on 30 August 1946 at the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is the third child of the then Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Ingrid of Denmark, who later became King Frederik and Queen Ingrid. Anne-Marie has two other sisters; Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (born in 1940) and Princess Benedikte … Continue reading
Announcing the winners of the July 2014 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: July 2014 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: The Netherlands Second Place: Spain & Sweden Third Place: Dubai Royals in Military Uniforms (July 2014 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: Great Britain Second Place: Sweden Third Place: Spain Congratulations to all winning teams!
The heads of state of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany gathered in Maastricht yesterday to mark the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima welcomed King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, and President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt for the celebrations, entitled ‘Hello World!’, in Maastricht, which included a fashion show, concert and an … Continue reading
Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester celebrates his seventieth birthday today. Prince Richard of Gloucester was born on August 26, 1944 at Hadley Common in Hertfordshire. He is the youngest son and child of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and his wife, Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott. He had a brother, Prince William, who was killed in 1972 in a plane crash. He was christened on October 20, 1944 at Windsor … Continue reading
Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary tonight attended the final performance of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s tour of Europe. Arriving at the Tivoli Concert Hall wearing a navy blue frock coat with a beaded neckline, the Princess took her seat in the audience to watch the concert, which included pieces composed by Berlioz, Strauss, Schumann and Elgar. She was accompanied by the Australian Ambassador to Denmark, Damien Miller, and Tivoli’s music director, Henrik Engelbrecht. The … Continue reading
Earlier today, Princess Estelle and her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, attended a photoshoot in connection with the little Princess’s first day at preschool. The Princess has started Äventyret Preschool in Stockholm. The staff there believe that children learn best through being outdoors and moving around a lot. As a result, the children at Äventyret spend a lot of time amongst nature, and the youngest children sleep outdoors. … Continue reading
On August 16, Princess Amélia of Orléans-Braganza married James Spearman at the Church of Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo da Antige Sé in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. The bride is the daughter of Prince Antônio of Orléans-Braganza and his wife, Princess Christine de Ligne. In order to marry her husband, Princess Amélia had to give up her royal title and style and is now Princess Amélia, Mrs Spearman. The groom is the … Continue reading
On August 15, the Princess Royal celebrates her sixty fourth birthday. Princess Anne was born on August 15, 1950 at Clarence House in London. She is the second eldest child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. She has three brothers: Charles, Prince of Wales (born in 1948), Prince Andrew, Duke of York (born in 1960) and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (born in 1964). … Continue reading
Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her husband, Alexander Johannsmann, are expecting their second child. The news was confirmed by the Danish Royal Court’s press officer. The baby is due in February 2015. Princess Nathalie is youngest child of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. She married Mr Johannsmann in a religious ceremony in June 2011, their first child – son Konstantin – was born in July 2010.
Please vote in the July 2014 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royals in Military Uniforms. The polls will remain open until 30 August 2014. Good Luck to all the participating teams!
The Moroccan Royal Court today announced the death of Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra, aunt of King Mohammed VI. Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra passed away on August 10 at the age of 85. She was born in 1929 the eldest child of King Mohammed V. Her mother was a member of the bint Mamoun family. She was married in 1961 to Prince Moulay Ali Alaoui, a double cousin. They had three children: Prince Moulay … Continue reading
On August 8, Princess Beatrice celebrated her twenty sixth birthday. Princess Beatrice of York was born in 1988 at the Portland Hospital in London, England. She is the eldest daughter and child of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and his former wife, Sarah Ferguson. She has a younger sister, Princess Eugenie, who was born in 1990. Princess Beatrice was christened on 20 December 1988 in the Chapel Royal of St. … Continue reading
On August 4, a ceremony to commemorate the start of the First World War was held at St. Symphorien, near Mons in Belgium. The event was attended by the King and Queen of the Belgians, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the King of Spain, the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, as well as the Presidents of France and Germany. During the event, King Philippe, Prince William, President Hollande and … Continue reading