Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Visits the Duke of Edinburgh in the Hospital (VIDEO)

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited the Duke of Edinburgh in the hospital on December 24, 2011 where his was treated for a blocked coronary artery.  The 90 year old duke complained of chest pains last night as a result he was rushed to Papsworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

To watch two news reports please click the links below:

British Royals

H.S.H. Prince Hans-Adam II Participates in the 2011 Peace of Light Ceremony. Plus, News Regarding Princess Marie and Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein.

On December 21, 2011, His Serene Highness Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein participated in the 2011 Light of Peace From Bethlehem ceremony held at the Mauren Pfarrkirche in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.   To view photos please click here.

Meanwhile, Their Serene Highnesses Princess Marie and Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein visited the St. Lawrence Nursing Home in Schaan. During their visit they presented gifts as well as mingled with the residents.  To view photos please click here. 

Source and photo courtesy of Volksblatt

Princely Family of Liechtenstein

H.R.H. Prince Philippe of Belgium to Attend the Funeral of Czech ex-President,Vaclav Havel

It was announced by the Belgian royal court that His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium will attend the funeral of playwright and Czech ex-president Vaclav Havel on Friday, December 23, 2011 in Prague.

Held at the historic Saint Vitus Cathedral the state funeral will also be attended by His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, United States Secretary Hillary Clinton, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Israeli President Shimon Peres.

Belgian Royals

Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain Attend a Ceremony at Zarzuela Palace

On December 21, 2011, Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain presided over a ceremony in which  political Conservative Mariano Rajoy was sworn in as Spain’s new prime minister.

Mr. Rajoy took the oath on the Bible before King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia in the Zarzuela Palace. He then went to the Moncloa palace government headquarters to complete the transfer of power to the new government. He replaces Socialist party leader Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, who had been in office since 2004.

The new prime minister returned to Zarzuela Palace Wednesday evening to inform King Juan Carlos I of his choice of ministers before making them public.

Source: Associated Press

Photo courtesy of Casa de Su Majestad el Rey

Spanish Royals