The Latest Royal News

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium Views an Exhibition at the Palais des Beaux-Arts.

MathildeOn Thursday, October 2, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels to view the exhibition, Sensation et Sensualité: Rubens et son Héritage (Sensation and Sensuality: Rubens and his Legacy).

According to the official website for the Palais des Beaux-Arts the exhibition:

“…in collaboration with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and the Royal Academy of Arts in London you can rediscover the work of this indomitable genius
[Peter Paul Rubens] that has withstood the test of time as well as that of his heirs. You can also see canvases by Van Dyck, Watteau, Delacroix, Manet and Kokoschka as well as engravings by Rembrandt and Picasso.”

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Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Attend the Opening of the Feria Internacional Ganadera y 561 Tradicional de San Miguel. (VIDEO)

On October 2, 2014, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain attended the opening of the Feria Internacional Ganadera y 561 Tradicional de San Miguel in Zafra, Spain.

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Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Attend the Funeral of the Late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire. (VIDEOS)

On Thursday, October 2, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the funeral of Deborah, The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, at St Peter’s Church at Edensor on the Chatsworth estate in Derbyshire, England.

The late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire passed away on September 24, 2014, at the age of 94.

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And, finally, last year I posted the Frick Collection interview with the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire entitled, The Effervescent Life of Deborah, The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire. Click here to watch the fascinating 57 minute interview.

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the 24th Edition of the International Monaco Yacht Show.

pa20111On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at Port Hercules in Monaco to attend the opening of the 24th Edition of the International Monaco Yacht Show.

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Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Meet with the United Nations Secretary-General.

casarealOn September 24, 2014, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain held a meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

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Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Corburg and Gotha Baptize Their Daughter.

HKSCGOn Sunday, September 14, 2014, Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Corburg and Gotha baptized their daughter, Her Highness Katharina Victoria Elizabeth Cheryl of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, inside the chapel at Schloss Callenberg in Coburg, Germany. The little princess was born on April 30, 2014.

According to the newspaper, InFranken, the godparents of Princess Katharina are Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Hereditary Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Countess Katharina von Faber-Castell, Prince Konstantin of Bulgaria, and Duchess Elisabeth of Bavaria.

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Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Opens the Danish Meat Research Institute’s New Headquarters.

margretheiiOn September 23, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark officially opened the Danish Meat Research Institute (DMRI) new headquarters in Taastrup.

According to the newspaper, Copenhagen Post, the new DMRI headquarters:

“…will operate as a research and innovation centre for food of animal origin. It will focus on developing advanced methods and technologies for the efficient production of safe meat products, helping slaughterhouses to increase the quality of meat as well as their competitiveness.”

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TSHs Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Visit New York City. (VIDEOS)



On Monday, September 22, 2014, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative opening plenary session held at the Sheraton New York hotel in New York City. Earlier, Prince Albert II participated in the Pristine Seas advisory board meeting.

And, finally, last Sunday the sovereign prince gave a speech during the Ocean Elders Second Annual Summit dinner, again, in New York City.

News Regarding His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain.

PFAOn Wednesday, September 24, 2014, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain gave a speech at the 69th United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

According to AFP News, this year’s “…General Assembly has highlighted the problem of global warming and how countries need to strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Yesterday, His Majesty held a brief meeting with the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, at the famous Waldorf Astoria hotel. The Spanish newspaper, El País, reports that discussions focused on “…politics, international conflicts, economics and culture…”

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Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Meets with the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon.

MaximaOn Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), presented the “…annual report on financial inclusion…” to the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

Her Majesty also met with the Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Zhang Gaoli, again, at the United Nations headquarters.

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HM Queen Rania of Jordan Visits the UNESCO in Paris, France. (VIDEO)


On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Paris headquarters.

During her visit Her Majesty met with the UNESCO Director-General, Ms. Irina Bokova, where they discussed:

“…cooperation between UNESCO and Jordan. [Discussions also focused on] the growing role of information technologies in education. Emphasizing the growing pressures on schools because of instability in the Arab region, Queen Rania expressed the intention to focus on education via the internet.”

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Opens the Exhibition, 1814: Spillet om Danmark og Norge.

margretheiiOn September 17, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark arrived at the Nationalhistoriske Museum at Frederiksborg Slot in Hillerød to officially open the exhibition, 1814: Spillet om Danmark og Norge (1814: The drama of Denmark and Norway).

According to the official website for the Nationalhistoriske Museum this special exhibition:

“…tells the dramatic story of how Denmark lost Norway 200 years ago. In 1814, King Frederik VI was forced to give up Norway to the Swedish king, but the people of Norway acted on their own accord. They drew a new constitution and made the Danish governor, Prince Christian Frederik, king of Norway. However, Sweden had the support of powerful European countries, Sweden’s claim was honored and Christian Frederik had to abdicate.

The exhibition tells the fascinating story of Christian Frederik as chosen constitutional king and 25 years later as the last absolute king (Christian VIII) of Denmark.”

For more information about the exhibition, 1814: Spillet om Danmark og Norge, please click here.

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the EXPO Milano 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended EXPO Milano 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life in Milan, Italy.

During yesterday’s event the sovereign prince participated in a roundtable discussion held under the theme, Best Sustainable Development Practices on Food Security.

The event was held on “…the occasion of the first meeting of the International Selection Committee which was chaired by Prince Albert II of Monaco.”

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