Spanish Royals Attend Princess of Asturias Awards Concert

  October 19, 2023 at 2:30 pm by

Today, Thursday October 19, Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia, accompanied by the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia, attended the annual concert held at the Prince Felipe Auditorium in Oviedo on the eve of the Princess of Asturias Awards.The Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra and the Princess of Asturias Foundation Choir, under the direction of Martyn Brabbins, performed “Fantasía sobre un tema de Thomas Tallis y Dona nobis … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to South Africa

  October 18, 2023 at 7:49 pm by

At the invitation of the President of the South African Republic, Cyril Ramaphosa, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started today, Wednesday October 18, a three-day state visit to South Africa.Upon the arrival in Pretoria, South Africa’s administrative capital, the King and the Queen were greeted by South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor.Then the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Blesbokspruit Wetland Reserve to be informed about the … Continue reading

Princess Ingrid Alexandra Moves Out

  October 18, 2023 at 7:46 pm by

The daughter of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway has moved out of the family residence of Skaugum. According to the magazine Se of Hør the Princess is living in a flat in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. The 19-year-old princess has chosen to live in the area of Grünerløkka, which is located North-East of the center. In January 2024 the princess will begin her first … Continue reading

State visit from Portugal to Belgium Begins

  October 17, 2023 at 9:32 pm by

At the invitation of their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, began today, Tuesday October 17, a four-day state visit to Belgium.Due to yesterday’s evening attack in Brussels, the programme of the visit was adjusted and all the outdoor ceremonies were cancelled.Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde officially welcomed the President during a ceremony that took place at the … Continue reading

Gala Dinner at Christiansborg for Prince Christian’s 18th Birthday

  October 17, 2023 at 9:07 pm by

Yesterday the Danish royal family celebrated Prince Christian’s birthday with a formal gala dinner at Christiansborg in the presence of the royal family with the exception of Count Nikolai, who studies in Australia. Prince Christian gave a speech and thanked everyone present. “I must find my way, even if it takes me somewhere familiar. I have roots in many places around the world and I would like to travel, but … Continue reading

Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine Attend Childhood Foundation Gala in New York

  October 16, 2023 at 9:16 pm by

Queen Silvia of Sweden, her daughter Princess Madeleine and her son-in-law Chris O’Neill attended a gala for the World Childhood Foundation in New York City. The Childhood Gala is one of the foundation’s main fundraising vehicles. The event helped to raise 1 million dollars for the charity. The minimum cost of the evening is 1000 dollars. A table near Queen Silvia will cost $100,000. Earlier in the day the Queen … Continue reading

Prince Christian of Denmark Turns 18

  October 15, 2023 at 7:31 am by

Today, Sunday October 15, His Royal Highness Prince Christian of Denmark celebrates his 18th birthday. The Prince, born at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen on October 15, 2005, is the first child of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, and is second in line to the throne following his father. On this occasion, Queen Margrethe, the Prince’s grandmother, has awarded to the Prince the Order of the Elephant during a private ceremony at … Continue reading

Princess of Asturias Takes Oath to the national flag

  October 8, 2023 at 4:16 pm by

Yesterday, Saturday October 7, Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia presided over the ceremony of the Oath of Allegiance to the Flag in the courtyard of the Zaragoza Military Academy.It was a special event for the King and the Queen because their eldest daughter, Princess Leonor, the Princess of Asturias, was among the 411 cadets who pledged allegiance to the Flag.The Princess, who will turn 18 on October 31, … Continue reading

Infanta Maria Francisca Weds Duarte de Sousa Araújo Martins

  October 7, 2023 at 1:21 pm by

Infanta Maria Franscica married Duarte de Sousa Araújo Martins this Saturday, October 7th, in the Basilica of the Palace and National Convent of Mafra. The princess is the only daughter of the Dom Duarte Pio, Duke of Bragança – the head of the royal house of Portugal. Maria Francisca used the diamond tiara of Queen Maria Amalia, which was also worn by her mother at her wedding in 1995. The … Continue reading

Spanish Monarchs Host European Heads of Government in Granada

  October 5, 2023 at 8:52 pm by

Today the King and Queen of Spain received European government leaders in Granada. At the Alhambra palace they hosted a dinner for 50 heads of state or government and the leaders of the European institutions. As Spain holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, it organised summit for the European Political Community. The EPC  is an  intergovernmental forum for unscripted political and strategic discussions about the future of Europe, established … Continue reading

Dutch Royals attend ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2023”

  October 4, 2023 at 7:52 pm by

Today, Wednesday October 4, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix attended the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2023” award ceremony at Palace Nooreinde in The Hague.The theme of this year’s award was: “Bridge builders in the neighborhood”, focused on the social relationships in neighborhoods.The winners of “Appeltjes van Oranje 2023” were: “Vadercentrum Adam”, a center “where men, women, the elderly and young people can go every day … Continue reading

King Harald Opens Parliament

  October 3, 2023 at 7:29 pm by

In Oslo, King Harald of Norway opened the 168th parliamentary session with the traditional speech from the throne. Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon accompanied him. The Crown Princess was absent de to ill health. In accordance with the constitution of 1814 the King is required to open parliament each autumn. The speech is written by the Government rather than the King himself, and the King was handed the speech … Continue reading

Danish Royals Attend Opening of Parliament

  October 3, 2023 at 7:07 pm by

Queen Margrethe II, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Benedikte of Denmark attended the opening of the 2023-2024 parliamentary year in Copenhagen. The royals watched the government speech from the balcony of the Folketing. the Queen was last to arrive and was greeted on the stairs of the parliament building by her son, daughter-in-law and sister.

Princess Elisabeth is sworn in as an Officer

  September 27, 2023 at 5:19 am by

Yesterday, Tuesday September 26, Princess Elisabeth took the oath as an officer at the Royal Military School together with 95 fellow students. The ceremony took place in the courtyard of the Royal Military Academy in Brussels.Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, along with their children, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore, were among the present at the ceremony while Prince Gabriel took part in the ceremony as a student of the … Continue reading

Princess Leonor Receives Saber

  September 19, 2023 at 6:33 pm by

A month after arriving at the General Military Academy of Zaragoza, Princess Leonor has received her saber during a military ceremony in Zaragoza. The heiress to the Spanish throne started her training at the military academy last month. The saber symbolizes the ideals of honor, courage and loyalty which the recruits will be learning. The second-year classmates have handed over their weapons to the first-year students, thus staging their relationship … Continue reading

Prinsjesdag 2023 

  September 19, 2023 at 6:32 pm by

Today, Tuesday September 19, the Dutch Royal Family has celebrated the traditional opening of Parliament, Prinsjesdag. King Willem-Alexander was joined by his wife, Queen Máxima, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. This year’s Prinsjesdag was marked by the debut of Princess Alexia who was present at the event for the first time. Due to the renovation of the Binnenhof, the usual location of the event, … Continue reading

Archduchess Yolande Has Died

  September 19, 2023 at 2:15 pm by

On september 13th Archduchess Yolande of Austria has died at the age of 100 in Brussels. The archduchess was born as Princess Yolande de Ligne and was the daughter of Eugene, 11th Prince de Ligne and Philippine de Noailles (a daughter of the 10th Prince of Poix). She was born in Madrid where her father was serving as Belgian ambassador. In 1950 she married Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria, 4th … Continue reading

Swedish King Celebrates Golden Jubilee

  September 15, 2023 at 6:02 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden is celebrating his golden jubilee today. He is the first Swedish king to achieve this milestone. Although the jubilee is celebrated throughout the year, yesterday the main events started. The King organised attended an opera and organised a private dinner for family, friends and for other Scandinavian royals. Among them his cousin Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway … Continue reading

Prince Daniel Turns 50

  September 15, 2023 at 9:24 am by

Prince Daniel of Sweden is celebrating his 50th birthday today. His birthday falls on the same day that his father-in-law, King Carl XVI Gustav, is celebrating his golden jubilee as King. Prince Daniel was born as Olof Daniel Westling was born on 15 September 1973 to Olle Westling and Ewa Westling (née Westring) at Örebro Hospital, the same day King Carl XVI Gustav ascended the throne. In 2010 he married Crown Princess … Continue reading

Princess Alexia Baptises a Vessel

  September 11, 2023 at 5:39 am by

On Saturday September 9, Her Royal Highness Princess Alexia of the Netherlands, baptized the hopper dredger “Vox Alexia” at the Wilhelminakade in Rotterdam during her first official engagement without her parents, Their Majesties Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima.The vessel, owned by the Royal Van Oord, a Dutch company specializing in marine engineering, is 138 meter long and 27.6 meter wide.Upon the arrival at the Wilhelminakade, the Princess was welcomed by the … Continue reading