British royals attend Christmas Day service at St. Mary Magdalene Church

  December 27, 2019 at 4:53 am by


As per annual tradition, the Queen and several members of her family attended the Christmas Day service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in the Sandringham Estate, Norfolk. The Queen attended on her own this year, as her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, is currently recovering from an illness after being released from hospital the day before. Also attending were the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Princesses Beatrice and … Continue reading

Queen attends church service as Prince Philip is still in hospital

  December 23, 2019 at 6:29 pm by


On December 22, the Queen attended a service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham with the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children, Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn. Prince Philip, meanwhile, is spending his second night at the King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone, London for observation of an existing medical condition. On Friday, the 98 year-old royal travelled from Norfolk to London where he has … Continue reading

Queen and Prince Charles attend State Opening of Parliament

  December 23, 2019 at 6:22 pm by


On December 19, the Queen and Prince of Wales attended the State Opening of Parliament following Boris Johnson’s election as Prime Minister. New MPs were also sworn into the session as the Queen carried out a speech outlining the details of Brexit and the situation with the National Health Service, stating next year’s government agenda, including to remove Britain from the EU on 31 January. Scotland’s first minister has also … Continue reading

Queen hosts Christmas lunch for family

  December 18, 2019 at 6:51 pm by

December 18, 2019, London, London, United Kingdom: Image licensed to i-Images Picture Agency. 18/12/2019. London, United Kingdom. Prince Louis , Princess Charlotte and Prince George  leaving The Queen's Christmas Party at Buckingham Palace in London  (Credit Image: © Stephen Lock/i-Images via ZUMA Press)

The Queen hosted the annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace on December 18 where members of the immediate and extended royal family gathered together. Those absent from the event of the immediate family were the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son Archie, as they are spending a private break over the Christmas period. The Queen has hosted the Christmas lunch every Christmas as it is a time for … Continue reading

Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple Expecting Their First Child

  December 6, 2019 at 10:31 am by


The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Court announced today that Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie are expecting their first child. The short announcement of the court states: Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess are immensely pleased to announce that the Hereditary Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duchess are expecting Their first child. The birth is scheduled for May. The Grand Duke, the Grand Duchess and … Continue reading

Philippe and Mathilde Celebrate Twenty Years of Marriage

  December 4, 2019 at 7:27 pm by


Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde celebrated today, December 4, their 20th wedding anniversary. The then Crown Prince Philippe announced his engagement to Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz on September 10, 1999. The couple married on December 4 in both civil and religious ceremonies. The civil ceremony was held at Brussels Town Hall followed by the religious ceremony the Cathedral of St Michel and St Gudule at the presence of 1200 … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Family Present Prince Claus Award 2019

  December 4, 2019 at 5:38 pm by

2019-12-04 17:06:07 AMSTERDAM - Koning Willem-Alexander, koningin Maxima en de prinsessen Beatrix, Laurentien en Mabel tijdens de uitreiking van de Grote Prins Claus Prijs 2019 aan beeldend kunstenaar Kamala Ibrahim Ishag uit Soedan. ANP ROYAL IMAGES ROBIN UTRECHT

Today, Wednesday December 4, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, and Princess Mabel attended the 2019 Prince Claus Prize Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. This year the award went to visual artist Kamala Ibrahim Ishag from Sudan, a pioneer in African visual art since the 1960s. As Honorary Chairman of the Prince Claus Fund, Prince Constantijn presented the award. Kamala … Continue reading

Queen hosts NATO summit

  December 4, 2019 at 11:40 am by


Queen Elizabeth II hosted NATO leaders today at Buckingham Palace on December 3. As well as the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the Princess Royal, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra were also present at the summit. President Trump and his wife Melania arrived to the sound of the choir singing Silent Night. They were joined by other world leaders of … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge team up with Mary Berry

  December 1, 2019 at 6:59 pm by


In November, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge collaborated with British TV chef Mary Berry to cook a Christmas lunch for those who are working on Christmas Day. The party was hosted by the trio at the Rosewood Hotel in London. Beforehand the Cambridges took Mary Berry to some of the charities and organisations they supported. During the event, the royal couple also met the winner of 2015’s series of … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Present Erasmus Prize 2019

  November 29, 2019 at 10:11 am by


Yesterday, Thursday November 28, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix, attended the Erasmus Prize Awards at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The theme of this year was “Composing for the Present Time”. The King presented this year’s prize to the American composer and conductor John Adams. John Adams, composer, clarinetist, and conductor of classical music and opera, is one of the most performed living composers. He received … Continue reading

Queen Maxima in Pakistan: November 25-27

  November 28, 2019 at 5:31 pm by


As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development and at the invitation of the Government, Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a three-day visit to Pakistan from Monday November 25 to Wednesday November 27. Queen Maxima started the first day of the visit, on Monday November 25, with a meeting in Islamabad at the local UN office organized by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) … Continue reading

Prince Andrew temporarily steps down from engagements

  November 23, 2019 at 2:58 am by


On November 21, it was announced in a public statement by the Duke of York that he would be stepping down from public engagements “for the foreseeable future”, following his interview with reporter Emily Maitlis about his association and involvement with Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking case. It has been reported that Prince Andrew met Epstein in the early 1990s through association with Ghislaine Maxwell, who was also involved in the … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Receives BAMBI Award

  November 22, 2019 at 9:48 am by


Yesterday, Thursday November 21, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde received the Charity BAMBI Award “for her many years of dedication and personal contribution to the debate on sustainable development and her commitment to social and humanitarian goals”. The ceremony took place at the Festspielhaus opera and concert house in Baden-Baden, Germany, and was broadcasted live on the German TV channel “Das Erste”. In her speech the Queen thanked the organisers for … Continue reading

Royals attend Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph

  November 11, 2019 at 7:29 pm by


On November 10, the Queen and other members of the royal family attended the annual Remembrance commemorative service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. As well as the Queen, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Duke of Kent … Continue reading

British royals attend Festival of Remembrance

  November 10, 2019 at 12:21 pm by


On November 9, the Queen and other members of the royal family attended the annual Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England. Aside from the monarch herself; the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal and Tim Lawrence, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit military families in Windsor

  November 7, 2019 at 5:45 pm by


On November 7, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the children and families of those who in the Welsh, Coldstream and Cavalry Guards who are currently fighting abroad. The couple attended a coffee morning at the Broom Farm Community Centre, which is in the middle of the military estate where the families currently reside. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Instagram account stated that the couple “surprised their neighbours … Continue reading

Belgian king and Queen visit the Province of West Flanders

  November 6, 2019 at 6:44 pm by


Today, Wednesday November 6, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of West Flanders. The first stop was in the municipality of Ruiselede where they visited the Penitentiary Agricultural Center. This center is located in a former agricultural colony for young people and after the Second World War was transformed into prison for male prisoners. In the center the prisoners are prepared for reintegration … Continue reading

Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix Award Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize

  November 5, 2019 at 6:37 pm by


Monday November 4, Her Majesty Queen Maxima, along with Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix, presented the Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize 2019 at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ concert hall in Amsterdam. This year the award went to the Dutch Molen (Windmill) Association. Founded in 1923, the association is committed “to the survival, milling and running of the wind and water mills in the Netherlands”. The Dutch Molen (Windmill) Association was … Continue reading

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium Turns Eighteen

  October 25, 2019 at 6:15 pm by


On Friday October 25, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, turned 18. For the occasion was organized a ceremony held in the Throne Room of the Royal Palace in Brussels. At the ceremony were present Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, the former King Albert II and Queen Paola, Princess Elisabeth’s siblings Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel, and Princess Eleonore, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz with their … Continue reading

Prince Jean Christophe Napoléon marries Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg

  October 21, 2019 at 5:13 pm by


On October 19, Prince Jean Christophe Napoléon married Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg at the Cathedral of Saint-Louis-des-Invalides in Paris, France. The bride, who met her future husband whilst studying in Paris, wore an Oscar de la Renta gown. The Invalides Cathedral is also where Napoleon’s body was returned from St. Helena after his exile from France. Some of the reigning guest list included Princess Beatrice of York and … Continue reading

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