Forum Downtime: software update, Feb. 20-21

  February 12, 2024 at 7:27 pm by

We are finally ready to convert the forum to new software.  To do this we’ll need to close the forum. This is scheduled for February 20-21, beginning very early in the morning (subject to change if there are complications). There will be some noticeable changes upon returning to open: The forum colors and header image will be updated. The Forum is moving to Xenforo software and all the usual controls … Continue reading

King Charles III Diagnosed With Cancer

  February 5, 2024 at 9:06 pm by

Buckingham Palace announced today that King Charles III has been diagnosed with a form of cancer. The palace denied it was but was discovered during his recent treatment for an enlarged prostate.The type of cancer was not revealed, but, according to a palace statement, the king began “regular treatments” on Monday. Buckingham Palace said the king “remains entirely optimistic about the treatment he has received and looks forward to returning … Continue reading

Death of Italy’s Last Crown Prince

  February 3, 2024 at 8:01 am by

Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy, Prince of Napels, has died this morning at 7:05AM. The former and last Crown Prince of Italy died in his home in Geneva, Switzerland at the age of 86. This was announced in a statement shared by the family. The prince was born in Napels, Italy on February 12th 1937 as the only son of the then Crown Prince Umberto of Italy and Princess Marie … Continue reading

French State Visit to Sweden – Last Day

  January 31, 2024 at 9:37 pm by

The second and last day of the state visit from France to Sweden started today, Wednesday January 31, with a business seminar attended by King Carl Gustaf, President Macron, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and French and Swedish Ministers and business leaders. The seminar, held at Stockholm City Hall, was titled “Accelerating Europe’s competitiveness”.Then, in Lund, the King and the President paid a visit to the headquarter of the European … Continue reading

French State Visit to Sweden Begins

  January 30, 2024 at 6:02 pm by

At the invitation of His Majesty King Carl Gustaf, France’s President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, started a two-day State Visit to Sweden today, Tuesday January 30.King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia greeted the French President and the First Lady at the Royal Palace where took place the official welcoming ceremony.In the courtyard of the Palace the president and the King inspected the Grenadier Guards of the Life … Continue reading

Prince Abdul Mateen Marries Yang Mulia Anisha Rosnah

  January 15, 2024 at 8:41 am by

Several days of wedding celebrations for the marriage of Prince Abdul Mateen of Brunei and Yang Mulia Anisha Rosnah reached a peak yesterday, January 14th, during an official ceremony at the Royal Palace and a procession through the streets of the capital. The first images of their wedding shared on the Instagram account of the fourth son of the Sultan of Brunei himself. Three days earlier, on thursday January 11th, … Continue reading

New King and Queen Kiss at First Balcony Appearance as Monarchs

  January 14, 2024 at 9:27 pm by

After his proclamation as King today, King Frederik X of Denmark was joined on the balcony of Christiansborg Palace by his wife Queen Mary and their four children: Crown Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine. To the excitement of the crowd the monarchs exchanged a kiss on the balcony. It was not the only kiss of the day. After the family arrived at their residence Amalienborg Palace … Continue reading

King Frederik X Proclaimed King

  January 14, 2024 at 9:17 pm by

After the signing of the act of abdication by his mother, the new Danish King Frederik X appeared on the balcony of Christiansborg Castle in Copenhagen to be formally proclaimed King of Denmark by Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen. The new King could not contain his emotions. The King first entered the balcony alone to greet the growds. He was later joined by the prime minister, who officially proclaimed him King … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe II Abdicates

  January 14, 2024 at 9:08 pm by

Today, January 14, 2024 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark signed her abdication during an exceptional Council of State at Christiansborg Castle in Copenhagen. The Danish Queen announced her plans to abdicate the throne during her annual speech on new years eve, two weeks ago. The Queen ruled Denmark for 52 years and is the first Danish monarch in nine hundred years to abdicate the throne. The short ceremony was attended … Continue reading

Queen Máxima in New York and Washington For Inclusive Finance

  January 13, 2024 at 3:49 pm by

In her role as special advocate of the United Nations Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), Queen Máxima was in New York and Washington on January 11-12 to attend several meetings and to mark her 15th year as UNSGSA special advocate.On Thursday January 11, at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the Queen met with António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, and Amina Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General. … Continue reading

Third Child for Félix and Claire: Balthasar

  January 8, 2024 at 10:48 am by

Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg expanded their family yesterday with the birth of their second son and third child. The baby was born in the Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital in Luxemborug Ville and was given the names Balthasar Felix Karl. He weighs 3220 grams and is 50 cm long. The prince will be seventh in the line of succession of the Grand Duchy. The proud parents celebrated … Continue reading

Royal Family Attends Pascua Militar 2024

  January 6, 2024 at 9:16 pm by

Today, Saturday January 6, Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia, accompanied by the Princess of Asturias for the first time, presided over the annual Pascua Militar, a military ceremony held at the Plaza de la Armería at the Royal Palace of Madrid.During the ceremony, attended by, among others, the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón and several Ministers of the Government, the King inspected the Royal Guard formation, … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe II Announces Abdication

  December 31, 2023 at 4:28 pm by

Queen Margrethe II will abdicate as Queen of Denmark on January 14. The 83-year-old queen announced this in her end-of-year speech. She has been on the throne for 52 years. Margrethe’s eldest son Frederik (55) succeeds her. The Danish queen was the longest-serving monarch in Europe after the death of Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain. In her speech, Margrethe discussed her back surgery this year. She said the operation went … Continue reading

King Charles III Delivers His Second Christmas Address

  December 25, 2023 at 6:25 pm by

King Charles III reflected on the year in a prerecorded video shot with him standing beside a Christmas tree in Buckingham Palace. The king spoke of the message of Jesus’ life in serving those less fortunate as he honored the “selfless army” that forms the “backbone of our society” helping others. He added: “My heart has been warmed by countless examples of the imaginative ways in which people are caring … Continue reading

The King and Queen of Norway at Christmas service at Holmenkollen Chapel

  December 25, 2023 at 6:12 pm by

King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway attended the Christmas Service in Holmenkollen Chapel today. They were accompanied by Emma Tallulah Behn, their youngest grandchild and daughter of Princess Märtha Louise and the late Ari Behn. Holmenkollen is a five minute drive away from the royal chalet Kongsseteren where the king and queen spend their christmas celebrations. A day earlier Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette Marit for … Continue reading

Christmas Speech of King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden

  December 25, 2023 at 8:41 am by

On Christmas Day, December 25, King Carl XVI Gustav held his annual Christmas speech. The speech was broadcasted on Sweden’s Radio and Television. In the Christmas speech, the King spoke, among other things, about the violence in society and the wars in our world, but also about unifying symbols such as the Swedish flag. The King said: Blue and yellow are also the colors of our flag. The Swedish flag … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander Calls for Bridging Differences in Christmas Speech

  December 25, 2023 at 8:40 am by

If the major world problems exceed our strength, we can at least ensure that we live together peacefully in our own country. King Willem-Alexander said this on Monday in his annual Christmas speech fromthe White dining room of Daniel Marot in Huis ten Bosch Palace in The Hague. In his Christmas speech, the king emphasized several times the importance of bridging differences. He believes that “a hard culture of settlement … Continue reading

British Royals Attend Christmas Service at Sandringham

  December 25, 2023 at 8:26 am by

This morning King Charles III and Queen Camilla attended the morning church service on Christmas Day alongside other members. They walked from Sandringham House to St Mary Magdalene Church. The Norfolk estate will once again host the traditional royal festivities, with most of the family present, Among them the Prince and Princess of Wales and their children. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are spending the day in Los Angeles … Continue reading

Christmas Wishes from the Greek Royal Family

  December 25, 2023 at 7:51 am by

Crown Princess Marie Chantal of Greece uploaded a family photo on her social media to wish all a merry christmas. The photo shows herself surrounded by her five children, her husband, her brother-in-law Prince Nicholas and her mother-in-law Queen Anne-Marie. They are pictured in front of a christmas tree. Perhaps the photo was made by Prince Nicholas’ wife Tatiana. Among the reactions is one of Princess Theodora of Greece, who … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe II’s Christmas at Marselisborg

  December 25, 2023 at 7:46 am by

The Danish court shared a photo of Queen Magrethe II at Marselisborg Castle near Aarhus lighting the fourth candle of Advent. The Danish monarch will be celebrating Christmas with her two sons and their families. Last night she attended the christmas eve service in the cathedral of Aarhus and this morning the morning service with Crown prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent, Princess Josephine, Prince … Continue reading