The Latest Royal News

(VIDEO) News Regarding His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan.

On Thursday, July 23 2015, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan visited the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces, The Arab Army, in Amman.

During today’s visit His Majesty “…checked on the level on readiness of formation and units of the Armed forces, voicing his pride and confidence in the armed forces…” according to Petra News.

His Majesty King Abdullah II is Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces.

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends a Charity Gala in St. Tropez.

On the evening of July 22, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the 2nd Annual St. Tropez Gala, hosted by The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and co-sponsored by Chopard and Giorgio Armani, in beautiful St. Tropez, France.

Held at the Domaine Bertaud Bellau the event raised over “…$40 million [which was] an upgrade over the $25 million raised at last year…” according to the NY Daily News.  Guests were entertained by Grammy award winning singers, songwriters, and Oscar winners, Mr. Elton John and Mr. John Legend.

Prizes during last evening’s auction included two arctic expeditions with the sovereign prince, a backstage pass to Madonna’s last concert tour, jewels from Chopard, an new eco-friendly house on Mr. DiCaprio’s private island in Belize and more.

Click here and here to view photos from last evening’s gala.

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(VIDEOS) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Participates in a Climate Conference.

On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco participated in the Summit of Conscience for the Climate conference in Paris, France.

Organized by Mr. Nicolas Hulot, founder of the Fondation Nicolas-Hulot and the President of the Special Envoy of the French President for the Protection of the Planet, the conference gathered world leaders, scientists, and activists to discuss the “…great challenge confronting [the world today]: how to limit global warming by taking real action, including reducing our consumption of fossil fuels…” and more.

During yesterday’s event attendees witnessed the launch of the campaign, Green Faith in Action. The campaign is a “…global initiative stemming from a coalition of partners with the objective of rendering pilgrimage destinations of all religious and spiritual persuasions, low-carbon cities resilient to climate disruptions.” 

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 Photos courtesy of the Palais Princier

(VIDEOS) The Belgian Royal Family Attend a Te Deum Mass and More.

On the morning of Tuesday, July 21, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium accompanied by their children — Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel, and Princess Eléonore — attended a Te Deum Mass held on the occasion of Fête Nationale 2015 at the Cathédrale des Saints Michel-et-Gudule in Brussels.

Meanwhile, Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenez of Belgium, Archduchess and Archduke of Austria-Este attended a Te Deum Mass in Anvers (Antwerp).

Over in the city of Mons, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium attended a Te Deum Mass at the Collégiale Sainte Waudru.

In the afternoon, the Belgian royal family along with dozens of Belgian government officials watched a military parade in Brussels.

Later in the evenig the royal family, government officials, and proud Belgians watched an amazing firework show in the city center.

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TRHs The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Visit Cornwall.

On July 20, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall carried out various engagement in Cornwall, England.

For more information about today’s activities as well as to view photos please click the links below.

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(VIDEO) HM King Philippe of Belgium Gives a Speech on the Occasion of Fête Nationale 2015.

On Monday, July 20, 2015, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium gave a pre-recorded speech on the occasion of Fête Nationale 2015.

A translation of His Majesty’s speech:

“Ladies and gentlemen,

The national holiday is a good opportunity to reflect on the quality of the links that unites us. These links are valuable. They are also constantly tested.

We live in an interconnected world, hyper-connected. Social media bring us closer. The advances in computer technology and the internet are fascinating. They have a fundamental impact on our lives, on our work. They offer an excellent asset to face the challenges of globalization and make our sustainable world. Indeed, the computer allows us to efficiently manage our business, health care, our production and our mobility, while reducing costs and impact on the environment.

But this hyper-connection also has shadows. Sometimes the virtual world into your lives and is imposed on us without our really have decided. Having significantly reduced the time and space, it pushes us to want everything immediately. This can lead to superficial relationships that no longer allow time to cement human ‘take’ and build sustainably. Furthermore, the information overload we often comes in the form of a “ready to think” pre-formatted. It may at times take precedence over a more personal reflection.

More than virtual or immediate, we need real and profound relations themselves are developing the personality and critical thinking, encourage them to give the best of oneself, let alone talent to express themselves fully and each of find his place in society.

During our travels around the country, the Queen and I have met many people who invest daily in this social and human capital. I think for example of these schools and to those companies that stimulate creativity and initiative. I think of those networks of entrepreneurs who help young people start their own business. I think of those associations which, through sports, theater and other activities, helping vulnerable people to give new impetus. All these initiatives are based on real relationships that are a renewable energy source for human society.

Similarly, it is essential to create strong and sincere real links between peoples. I again saw during our state visit to China. With federal, regional Prime Ministers and hundreds of businessmen and university rectors, we primarily sought to maintain a safe space in the interest of both countries. The links with China involve the future.

At the gates of Europe are held dramas that can not leave us indifferent. Civil wars are rampant, states disintegrate, thousands of refugees pour. It is illusory to think that we can isolate. Europe needs to support in countries that surround it, the forces that promote political and economic participation shares.

Finally, I want to talk about the links between the peoples of Europe. After dotted with centuries wars between Europeans has created a Union that benefits all countries that are members. The Union makes a unique mutual enrichment of peoples and cultures. We realize this unity through a common faith in the human being and the capital gain that arises from the sharing of our talents. When the European project through a difficult period, as is the case today, let’s avoid that our country rise up against each other. On the contrary, deepen the bonds between us on the basis of a newfound confidence.

Ladies and gentlemen,

Whether for ourselves, as citizens of our country, of Europe or of the world, yes, we are able to tell the difference by creating and nourishing deep, strong and lasting relationships. They are the cement of our civilization, our security and our future.

The Queen and I, and our entire family, wish you a great National Day.”

(VIDEOS) TIMs Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Visit Nasu.

On Monday, July 20, 2015, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan took time off from their holiday at the Nasu Imperial Villa to meet with residents as well as local government officials from the district of Nasu in the Tochigi Prefecture.

 

(VIDEO) Members of the Swedish Royal Family Attend a Roxette Concert.

On the evening of Saturday, July 18, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden attended the Roxette XXX Tour held at the Fredriksskans Arena in Kalmar, Sweden.

Prior to the live performance by Roxette the royals had a chance to meet with the opening band, Eskobar, backstage.

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News Regarding The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark.

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On the morning of Sunday, July 19, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark accompanied by their four children — Prince Christen, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine — and His Highness Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and his longtime partner, Miss Carina Axelsson, received 300 riders from the Gråsten Ringriderforenings at Gråsten Slot.

According to the Danish royal court, the Gråsten Ringriderforenings:

“…takes place every year on the third weekend in July and is a celebration that lasts for several days with events throughout the town. After the procession rides through the town, the riders arrive to the town’s ring riding space, where they compete in the traditional ring jousting competition.” 

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HM Queen Mathilde of Belgium Inaugurates an Exhibition.

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On Friday, July 17, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium inaugurated the exhibition,  @yourservice, at Palais d’Egmont in Brussels.

Organized by the Belgian Foreign Affairs on the occasion of National Day the exhibition features works by various Belgian artists including Mr. Johan Muyle, Ms. Stéphane Halleux, and Mr. Michaël Aerts to name a few.

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Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium Views an Exhibit by Mr. Christian Boltanski.

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On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived at the Musée des Arts Contemporains de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (MAC) in Hornu to view Mr. Christian Boltanski’s exhibition entitled, La Salle de Pendus.

The exhibit, which is held on the occasion of the opening of Mons 2015 and is Mr. Boltanski his first major museum exhibition in Belgium, explores the “…themes of memory and remembrance with a series of installations based clothing materials also evoking home the theme of death…” according to the MAC official website.

La Salle de Pendus will be open to the public until August 16, 2015.

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Her Highness Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha Gives Birth to a Healthy Baby Boy.

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On the morning of Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Her Highness Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha gave birth to a healthy baby boy.  This is the second child and only son of the hereditary princess and her husband, His Highness Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha.

The little prince has been named Philipp Hubertus Andreas Christian.  He is also second in line to ducal throne of the house of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha.

In a statement, the happy couple stated that they “…are overjoyed and grateful for the birth of our son.”

Congrats to Kelly and Hubertus!   :)

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall Visits a School in London.

 

 

On July 15, 2015, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall visited the St. Peter’s Eaton Square Church of England Primary School in London.

For more information about today’s visit please click here.

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