Happy news out of Monaco this morning, as Princess Stéphanie confirms the engagement of her son, Louis Ducruet, to his long-time girlfriend Marie Chevallier. The Princess made the announcement via the Princely Palace, saying she was “pleased” with the news. The couple is currently travelling through Vietnam. Louis, 25, is the only son of Princess Stephanie and her first husband, Daniel Ducruet. He is currently 12th in line to the Monegasque throne.
On February 18, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the BAFTA award ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall. The Duke is President of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a green Jenny Packham evening gown, with a black sash and accessories, which the media speculated was in support of the TimesUp movement against sexual assault in the film industry. However, the Duke … Continue reading
At 10am this morning, local time, a hearse carrying the casket of the late Prince Henrik of Denmark – who died Tuesday evening at the age of 83 – left Fredensborg Palace to transport the late Prince to Copenhagen ahead of his funeral next week. Making up the cortege were three crown cars, carrying Prince Henrik’s immediate family: wife Queen Margrethe II, sons Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim, daughters-in-law … Continue reading
The RVD released a statement this morning saying that Princess Ariane, the ten-year-old daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, has suffered a broken wrist. The injury occurred on Sunday when the Princess was out skating, and was confirmed during a hospital visit on Thursday morning. Ariane has been fitted with a plaster cast, which she will need to wear for three weeks. Her doctor has said she will “probably” … Continue reading
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Princess Madeleine of Sweden posted a new photo of her two children, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas, on her Facebook page this morning. The pair are shown posing in front of a banner that reads ‘Be My Valentine’ surrounded by love hearts, with Leonore holding a mask of pink, red and white flowers and Nicolas donning white love heart sunglasses. Leonore and Nicolas will be joined … Continue reading
At a press briefing this morning in Copenhagen, the Danish Royal Court announced that Prince Henrik’s funeral service will take place on Tuesday February 20 at the Christiansborg Slotskirke. The funeral service will begin at 11am, and by attended only by close family and friends. It will not be a state funeral. Prince Henrik’s body will be transported from Fredensborg Palace to Amalienborg on Thursday morning, with members of his … Continue reading
It cannot be said that the life of Prince Henrik, Denmark’s Prince Consort, was uninteresting: he spent his childhood in Vietnam, worked for the French Foreign Ministry before marrying the heir to the Danish throne, is a published poet, and made headlines for his comments on his title and status within the Danish Royal Family. The Prince died on February 13 at the age of 83. Born on June 11, 1934 in … Continue reading
The Danish Royal Court has made the sad announcement that Prince Henrik, husband of Queen Margrethe II, has passed away at the age of 83. “His Royal Highness Prince Henrik died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday 13 February at 11.18pm, at Fredensborg Palace. Her Majesty the Queen and their two sons were at his side,” the statement read. The Prince, who was diagnosed with dementia in September 2017, has been in … Continue reading
At Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II presented the first female Black Rod with her ceremonial staff during an official audience. Sarah Clarke, a former championships director at the All-England Lawn Tennis Club, was appointed Lady Usher of the Black Rod in November by a special selection panel. She is the first female to hold the position in the Black Rod’s 650-year history. The Black Rod is responsible for … Continue reading
On February 13th, Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle visited Edinburgh on their first visit together to Scotland. Their visit started at Edinburgh Castle, where they greeted well wishers in the crowds and met Cruachan, the Shetland pony mascot of The Royal Regiment of Scotland. They then joined Sargent Dave Beverage for the one o’clock gun salute. The couple then visited an enterprise cafe, Social Bite, where they spoke to founders Josh … Continue reading
As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima arrived in Jakarta, the capital of the Republic of Indonesia, on the evening of Sunday February 11 for a two-day visit. On Monday February 12, the first day of her visit, the Queen was in Bandar Lampung, capital of the province of Lampung, in the southern of Sumatra island. Upon her arrival, Queen … Continue reading
A bulletin from the Danish Royal Court this morning has announced that Prince Henrik has been transferred from Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet to Fredensborg Palace. The Palace is “where the Prince wishes to spend what remains of his life”, according to the statement. His condition remains serious. The 83-year-old Prince was admitted to hospital on January 28th, upon his return from an Egyptian holiday, with the Court announcing on February 2nd that a benign tumour had … Continue reading
In an exclusive report on Monday, The Mirror has revealed secret trips Meghan Markle has made to meet victims of last June’s Grenfell Tower inferno. Meghan has visited the Al Manaar community mosque, which in the aftermath of the inferno has became a central support point for residents of the Tower, twice in recent months, meeting with survivors. She was accompanied by a royal aide and a royal protection officer. A community leader said that … Continue reading
On Monday at the Teatro del Bosque in Madrid, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain presented the 2017 edition of the National Innovation and Design Awards. The awards are run by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, to recognise Spanish “companies and professionals who have excelled during their exemplary carriers in the field of design or innovation”, with the essential factor of “increasing competitiveness and economic performance, as … Continue reading
The King and Queen of the Belgians are currently on their annual winter vacation with their four children in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier. Donning a mix of black and bright coloured ski clothing, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde posed for photos Monday with Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore on the slopes, before treating photographers to a quick ski session.
On Sunday February 11, a mass for Prince François at the church of St. Francis Xavier in Paris, France. The mass was attended by members of the House of Orléans, as well as the Duchess of Württemberg and Princess Marie of Liechtenstein. The Count of Paris, Prince François’s father, was the only member of the family who was absent from the mass. Prince François was the oldest son of the … Continue reading
Further details have been announced today by Kensington Palace for the May 19 nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The couple’s wedding ceremony, held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, will begin at noon conducted by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will then officiate the vows. Following the ceremony, the bridge and groom will take part in a carriage procession from the Chapel … Continue reading
Following Friday night’s opening ceremony, the XXIII Olympic Winter Games kicked in to high gear over the weekend, with the first medals awarded and dozens of events held across PyeongChang and neighbouring Gangneung. Amongst the thousands of spectators were royals from the Netherlands, Monaco, Luxembourg and the UK. King Willem-Alexander, an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee, and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands were on hand on Saturday to congratulate three … Continue reading
Queen Mathilde started her third and last day in Ghana today, Friday February 9, with a visit at the Promush Mushroom Project. The project, launched in 2017, aims to “to improve and sustain income of mushroom farmers in the community” but also to implement employment for about 5,500 youth, especially persons with disabilities. The project was established with the help of the European Union – who donated 660,000 Euros – and … Continue reading
February 9, 2002: Members of the public read the announcement hanging on the gates of Buckingham Palace that Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, had died earlier that morning at the age of 71. The Princess had suffered a stroke and died at 6:30am, local time, at King Edward VII Hospital in London.