“Messing with the Monarchy” An Article From the Telegraph Newspaper.

brf-cofarms1 Here is an interesting article from the Telegraph newspaper entitled, Messing with the Monarchy: The Proposed Reforms Reflect Politicians’ Arrogance.

Critics Still Whining About The Duchess of Cambridge’s New Portrait.


800px-coat_of_arms_of_catherine_duchess_of_cambridge-svgWell, it’s been several days since the new portrait by Mr. Paul Emsley of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in London.  And, days later critics are still whining about how much they dislike it.

Please click here and here to read articles from Sky News and the Wall Street Journal.




News Regarding Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan.

396px-Coat_of_Arms_of_Jordan.svgOn January 13, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan held a meeting with “… female academics from the University of Jordan…”  in Amman.  Please click here to read an article as well as to view a photo from Ammon News.

And, finally, His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan recently sat down for an interview with the French newspaper, Le Nouvel Observateur.  Please click here to read the interview (in English)

The Belgian Government Agrees to Cut Queen Fabiola of Belgium’s Allowance.

491px-Greater_Coat_of_Arms_of_Belgium.svgUnfortunately, it seems that things are getting worse for Queen Fabiola of Belgium.  Over the weekend the Belgian government agreed to “…cut the queen’s allowance by over 498,000 Euros… effective immediately…”  

Please click here to for detailed information about this latest news from the Independent.  Click here to learn how this scandal began from the Washington Post.

His Royal Highness Prince Daniel of Sweden Attends a Conference.

PdOn Sunday, January 13, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Daniel of Sweden attended the Folk och Försvars Rikskonferens (Society and Defense National Conference) in Sälen.

Per the official website for Folk och Försvars Rikskonferens:

“… the conference is the foremost meeting-place for the Swedish security and defense policy community. The conference is held each year in January at a major winter resort in Sweden. Regular speakers include the Minister of Defense, the Minister of International Aid and the Supreme Commander. The Swedish Prime Minister has participated in the conference, as well as several prominent international representatives.

Rikskonferensen assembles 300 participants and 30-40 speakers for three days of lectures, discussions and debates, intertwined with socializing and skiing. The conference encourages formal as well as informal discussions between parliamentarians, representatives from trade and industry, political parties, government authorities, youth organizations and various NGO’s.”

To learn more about today’s event please click here (in English).

Photo courtesy of Kungahuset