The Latest Royal News

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Presides Over a Ceremony in Den Haag. (VIDEO)


On Thursday, December 4, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands presided over the Militaire Willems-Orde (Knight of the Military Order of William) held at the Binnenhof Square in Den Haag.

According to RVD, the Militaire Willems-Orde is “…the highest Dutch Knighthood for Courage, Tact, and Loyalty in the Army…” The recipient of the Militaire Willems-Orde went to Major Gijs Tuinman.

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TMs King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain Open an Exhibition in Madrid. (VIDEOS)

On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain arrived at the Palacio Real de Madrid to officially open the exhibition, El Retrato en las Colecciones Reales: De Juan de Flandes a Antonio López.

The exhibition, developed in collaboration between the Patrimonio Nacional and the Fundación Banco Santander, focuses on the:

“…evolution of the image of the Spanish monarchs through some of the masters of the history of painting and is divided into two major sections, Hapsburg and Bourbon House.

The first section opens with the history of the Habsburg dynasty in Spain, with works like the image of Queen Isabella, by Juan de Flanders. From the beginnings of the House of Austria may be large official portrait of Charles V by Jakob Seisenegger. There are also works by the great masters of Spanish Baroque such as Velázquez and Ribera.

In the second section devoted to the House of Bourbon from the eighteenth century to the present, a pictorial review is performed by the various reigns of the dynasty with works by, among others, Louis-Michel van Loo, Anton Raphael Mengs, Francisco de Goya or Joaquín Sorolla, until the reign of Juan Carlos I with ‘El Príncipe de Ensueño’ by Salvador Dalí and the portrait of ‘La Familia de Juan Carlos I’ by Antonio López…”

El Retrato en las Colecciones Reales: De Juan de Flandes a Antonio López will be open to the public on December 4, 2014 – April 19, 2015.

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Video about the exhibition.

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His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales Attends the ICAP Charity Day. (VIDEO)

On December 3, 2014, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales participated in the annual ICAP Charity Day in London, England. For more information about today’s event please click here.

Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visits KOTUG.

MaximaOn Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the company, KOTUG, in Rotterdam.

KOTUG is an:
“…international maritime service provider which has built its reputation as a competitive and innovative player in the maritime industry for harbour towage, coastal & deep sea towage, salvage and emergency response, tug management, chartering, brokerage, offshore services and assistance to dredging industry.”

For more information about today’s visit as well as to view photos please visit KOTUG’s official website here.

Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

TRHs The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Visit Sky Studios. (VIDEOS)

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Sky Studios in London, England. During their visit the royal couple opened the Sky Academy Careers Lab which “…offer[s] up to one million young people the chance to experience life working at Sky…”

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Visits the Royal Air Force Museum. (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at the Royal Air Force Museum in London to view the new exhibition entitled, First World War in the Air.

This new permanent exhibition will:

“…enable visitors to discover and explore the unique and often overlooked role of air power during the First World War through the incredible stories of the men and women who served and protected our nation.

Set in a Grade II listed building, which was part of one of the factories where aircraft were constructed for the First World War, the exhibition uses these authentic surroundings and the RAF Museum’s world-class collection of aircraft, documents, film and photographs to reveal how aviation changed the character of war forever.

[First World War in the Air] explores what it was like to be involved in the earliest days of military aviation through the story of Britain’s air services, the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. These two organizations merged on 1 April 1918 to become the world’s first independent air force, the Royal Air Force. Displays incorporate the experiences of pilots, ground crew and factory workers to help tell this fascinating story.”

First World War in the Air will be open to the public on December 4, 2014.

News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. (VIDEOS)

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the 3rd Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition seminar in Amsterdam. During today’s meeting Her Majesty received a copy of the DSGC’s report entitled, Sustainable Innovation.

According to RVD, within the report are:
“…examples of innovative products and partnerships that contribute to solving social challenges such as climate change, biodiversity, hunger, health care, sanitation and poverty.

The seminar and the DSGC report underlines the role of business in achieving climate and sustainable development adopted by the United Nations in 2015.”

Earlier in the day, Her Majesty arrived at Nordwin College in Leeuwarden to visit the offices of the S-Team van Stichting Het Buro. The S-Team “…connects volunteers, 1-on-1, with students to prevent early school absence…” according to the news agency, PPE.

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Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Stephanie of Monaco Attend the 2014 Fight AIDS Monaco Auction Gala.

On Monday, December 1, 2014, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Stephanie of Monaco attended the 2014 Fight AIDS Monaco Auction Gala held inside the Salon Atlantique at the Hôtel Méridien Beach Plaza in Monaco.

Princess Stephanie is President of Fight AIDS Monaco.

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TMs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Visit Berlin, Germany. (VIDEOS)

On Monday, December 1, 2014, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Berlin, Germany, for a two-day official visit.

Their Majesties began their day at Schloss Bellevue where they met with the President of Germany, Mr. Joachim Gauck, and his longtime partner, Ms. Daniela Schadt. After the official welcoming ceremony, Their Majesties were ushered into Schloss Bellevue where they posed for the press as well as attended a luncheon held in their honor.

In the afternoon, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia accompanied by the Mayor of Berln, Mr. Klaus Wowereit, visited the famous Brandenburg Gate as well as attended meeting.

Thereafter, Their Majesties met with the Chancellor of Germany, Ms. Angela Merkel as well as with the President of the Deutscher Bundestag, Dr. Norbert Lammert.

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His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway Visits WiMP. (VIDEOS)

On Monday, December 1, 2014, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway visited the music streaming service, WiMP, in Oslo, Norway.  The company focuses on:
“…inspiring users to find new music and old favorites. Through local editorial teams in each country, WiMP provides daily recommendations, tips and playlists for any occasion. The ad-free service is available on computers, mobiles, tablets and network players.”

During today’s visit the future king of Norway met with staff, Norwegian reggae singer, Mr. Philip Boardman (aka Admiral P), and a bunch of other people.

And, that’s it.

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Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium Attends a Ceremony at the Palais des Académies.

 On the evening of Monday, December 1, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived at the Palais des Académies in Brussels to attend the Fondation Contre le Cancer’s Grants 2014 ceremony.

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Photo courtesy of Getty Images/M. Renders

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the 40th Anniversary of the Galerie Adriano Ribolzi. (VIDEO)

On November 21, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the  Galerie Adriano Ribolzi 40th anniversary celebrations in Monaco.  During last month’s celebration’s a new exhibition was opened which showcases works by several “…Italian masters from the second half of the 20th century…”

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Views an Exhibition About the Great War. (VIDEO)

Recently, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco viewed the exhibition, La Grande Guerre vue de Monaco, held at the Auditorium Rainier III in Monaco.