Jordan’s Prince Ali Retires From Army

  December 26, 2017 at 5:28 am by

Prince Ali of Jordan

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan has been officially referred for retirement from the Jordanian Armed Forces after twenty three years of military service. The Prince published the news on his official social media accounts, along with a letter addressed to his former colleagues at the JAF, in which he thanked them and expressed his pride in the years he spent with them in military service. Prince Ali, who turned … Continue reading

Christmas With The Windsors: Royals Go To Church At Sandringham

  December 25, 2017 at 3:24 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

As they do each Christmas, members of the British Royal Family gathered at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate for Christmas festivities. They all made the traditional walk to church – St Mary Magdalene’s – for a Christmas Day service on Monday. Queen Elizabeth II (in a fetching bright orange coat and frock) was driven to the church, this year joined by the Duchess of Cornwall (in fuchsia with fur). A new … Continue reading

Royals Attend Christmas Eve Service at Sandringham

  December 24, 2017 at 7:57 pm by

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On December 24, various members of the British Royal Family attended a Christmas Eve service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. Those attending the service were Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their daughter Lady Louise, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Duke of York, Tim Laurence and the Princess Royal, as well as Peter and Autumn Phillips. About 350 members of the … Continue reading

Kensington Palace Releases Harry and Meghan’s Official Engagement Photos

  December 21, 2017 at 10:08 am by

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Three official engagement photos were released on December 21 by Kensington Palace of Prince Harry and his fiancé, Meghan Markle. The photos were taken by fashion photographer Alexei Lubomirski at Frogmore House in Windsor. Meghan wore a Ralph & Russo dress for the occasion, and was also seen sporting her engagement ring, which consists a diamond cut from one of Diana, Princess of Wales’s jewellery pieces and diamonds from Botswana. Harry and … Continue reading

Belgian Royals Host Annual Christmas Concert At Royal Palace

  December 20, 2017 at 9:40 pm by

Belgian Royal Family

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians hosted the traditional Christmas concert at the Royal Palace of Brussels on Wednesday evening, to thank all staff of the royal court for their efforts over 2017. The couple were joined by their four children – Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore – as well as the King’s sister, Princess Astrid, with her husband Prince Lorenz and youngest daughter, Princess Laetitia … Continue reading

Meghan Joins The Windsors For Annual Family Christmas Lunch At Buckingham Palace

  December 20, 2017 at 2:31 pm by

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle joined the Clan Windsor at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday for her first family Christmas luncheon hosted by Queen Elizabeth II. She arrived to the Palace with Prince Harry, smiling politely for photographers and the gathered crowd as their Land Rover zoomed through the Palace gates. Meghan previously joined her fiancee at the Queen’s staff Christmas party at Windsor Castle last week, and she will be spending the Christmas … Continue reading

Spreading The Christmas Cheer! Monaco’s Royals Hand Out Gifts

  December 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm by

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene

In the courtyard of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco on Wednesday, around 500 children from the Principality were welcomed by Prince Albert and Princess Charlène for an afternoon of fun at the Palace. Santa Claus was on hand to assist the Princely Couple, who were accompanied by Louis Ducruet and Camille Gottlieb, in distributing Christmas gifts to the children, before everyone headed to the Throne Room for afternoon tea and a … Continue reading

A Daughter for Archduchess Gabriella and Prince Henri

  December 20, 2017 at 8:38 am by

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Some surprising news comes out of Luxembourg today, as it was announced that Archduchess Gabriella of Austria, the younger daughter of Archduke Carl Christian and Archduchess Marie Astrid, welcomed her first child back in October. The 23-year-old Archduchess gave birth to a healthy baby girl on October 30th. Gabriella and her fiance, Prince Henri of Bourbon-Parma – youngest son of Prince Erik of Bourbon-Parma and Countess Lydia af Holstein-Ledreborg – have named … Continue reading

King Michael of Romania’s Funeral Held in Bucharest

  December 16, 2017 at 7:17 pm by

The funeral of King Michael of Romania

On December 16, the late King Michael’s funeral took place at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Bucharest. King Michael was later buried beside his late wife, Queen Anne, at the Curtea de Argeș. Crown Princess Margareta lead the Romanian Royal Family throughout the several days of funeral events. Those in attendance at the funeral were the Prince of Wales, the former Queen of Greece, Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos of Spain, … Continue reading

Moroccan King Participates in ‘One Planet Summit’ in Paris

  December 13, 2017 at 3:49 am by

The King and Crown Prince of Morocco with the French President

King Mohammed VI of Morocco, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, took part in the One Planet Summit held Tuesday December 12 in Paris. The participation of King Mohammed VI at this summit confirms his “strong commitment to the preservation of the environment”, a commitment that was also noticeable on the occasion of COP22, his presence in the Summit and his unflinching commitment to the African continent development were highlighted … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Receives the Honorary National German Sustainability Award 2018

  December 9, 2017 at 8:07 am by

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians

Yesterday evening, Friday December 8, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians received the Honorary National German Sustainability Award 2018 in a ceremony held at the Maritim in Duesseldorf, Germany. Queen Mathilde was awarded “for her extraordinary social and socio-political commitment as well as her commitment as ambassador of the UN Sustainable Development Goals”.  The Queen is committed to social and humanitarian projects with the Queen Mathilde Fund, UNICEF Belgium, … Continue reading

Queen Maxima Opens Conference in Amsterdam

  December 7, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

Queen Maxima

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Dutch Queen Máxima opened today, Thursday December 7, the 5th edition of the IGNITE conference at the conference centre Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The conference, entitled “Rebuilding Futures” and organized by the Dutch development organization SPARK, was focused on improving access to higher education, developing entrepreneurship, promoting sustainable leadership amongst young people in conflict-affected regions … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Family Present Prince Claus Award 2017

  December 6, 2017 at 6:13 pm by

Prince Constantijn

Today, Wednesday December 6, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, and Princess Mabel attended the 2017 Prince Claus Prize Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. This year the award went to the Brazilian filmmaker and rights activist Vincent Carelli and the Chinese new media designer and environmental activist Ma Jun. As Honorary Chairman of the Prince Claus Fund, Prince Constantijn presented … Continue reading

King Michael of Romania – An Obituary

  December 5, 2017 at 2:20 pm by

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King Michael of Romania, who died today at the age of 96, was born on 25 October 1921 at Foișor Hunting Lodge, part of the Peleș Castle estate. He was the son of King Carol II (then Crown Prince) and Princes Elena of Greece and the grandson of Ferdinand I. When Michael’s father renounced his rights to the throne in order to pursue a life with Elena Lupescu, Michael became … Continue reading

Romania’s Last King, Mihai I, Passes Away Aged 96

  December 5, 2017 at 8:26 am by

King Mihai of Romania

The Romanian Royal Family has announced a short time ago the death of former King Mihai I. He was 96. King Mihai passed away today at his home in Aubonne, Switzerland, at 1pm Romanian local time. His youngest daughter, Princess Maria, was at his bedside. The former King – one of only three living World War II heads of state – had been in ill health for some time. He … Continue reading

Lalla Meryem Inaugurates in Rabat The Diplomatic Circle Charity Bazaar

  December 4, 2017 at 8:28 am by

Son Altesse Royale la Princesse Lalla Meryem  prÈside, dimanche (03/12/17) au ThÈ‚tre national Mohammed V ‡ Rabat, la cÈrÈmonie d'inauguration du Bazar de bienfaisance du Cercle diplomatique, placÈ sous le Haut patronage de SM le Roi Mohammed VI.

Princess Lalla Meryem, the eldest sister of King Mohammed VI, inaugurated on Sunday December 3 in Rabat the annual charity bazaar organized by the diplomatic circle, gathering the spouses of ambassadors accredited to Morocco, held under the high patronage of HM King Mohammed VI. After cutting the symbolic ribbon, the Princess was given details on the projects carried out by the Diplomatic Circle in social and cultural fields, as well as … Continue reading

Lady Frederick Windsor Severely Injured In Car Crash

  December 4, 2017 at 2:31 am by

Lady Frederick Windsor

Lady Frederick Windsor (previously Sophie Winkleman) was severely injured in a car crash resulting in the breaking of her back and foot. According to reports the crash occurred when Sophie was in the passenger seat of a chauffeur driven car when another driver swerved to avoid a deer, causing them to collide with Sophie’s car. Sophie was admitted to a hospital in Cambridge but soon transferred to her local hospital; … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen End Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean

  December 2, 2017 at 3:11 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander

On the third and final day of their official visit, Saturday December 2, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were in St. Maarten. Upon their arrival to the Princess Juliana International Airport, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Eugene Holiday, Governor of St. Maarten, and his wife. Then the King and the Queen moved to the headquarters of the Red Cross where they met with students of Simpson Bay School. Following … Continue reading

Princess Marie Brings Henrik and Athena to World AIDS Day Remembrance Event

  December 1, 2017 at 7:58 pm by

Princess Marie with Henrik and Athena on World AIDS Day

On Friday evening, Princess Marie of Denmark took her two children, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena, with her as she attended the annual remembrance event held on World AIDS Day in Copenhagen’s Old Square. The trio lit candles alongside other representatives of the AIDS Foundation and Positive Group, who arrange the event where candles are lit for every person who has lost their life because of AIDS in Denmark. Marie became … Continue reading

Dutch Official Visit to the Caribbean Continues In Saba

  December 1, 2017 at 5:26 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander

The King and Queen of the Netherlands’ official visit to the Caribbean islands continued today, Friday December 1st, in Saba. On the occasion of the celebrations of the 42nd Saba Day, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended a church service held at the Christ Church in The Bottom, the capital of Saba, where they were welcomed by Jonathan Johnson, Lieutenant Governor of the island. The celebrations then moved to the … Continue reading

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