According to the Telegraph newspaper, beginning on January 17, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie of York will “… follow in their father’s footsteps by working as trade ambassadors for Britain.”
Please click here to read the Telegraph newspaper article in its entirety.
His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden attended the 2013 Svenska Idrottsgalan (Swedish Sports Gala) held at the Globe Arena in Stockholm.
Please click here to watch a video from tonight’s gala.
Photo courtesy of Kungahuset
On January 14, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands along with Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven attended a reception for the participants of the Ambassadors Conference held at the Koninklijk Paleis in Amsterdam.
For those of you who live outside of France and Monaco and missed last night’s documentary from M6 entitled, Intimité et Pouvoir: Un An Dans La Vie du Prince Albert de Monaco, well, now is your chance. 🙂
Overall, the documentary is, in my opinion, one of the best I have seen in a long time. And, it seems that I am not the only one who enjoyed the program. Over 4 million viewers watched last night’s documentary making it the highest rated show of the night and the highest rating the M6 network has had in years.
Click here to watch the entire documentary
If the above link does not work for you the video below should. But, hurry up and watch it for the video may soon be taken down by You Tube.
Well, it seems 2013 is not off to a good start for His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain. Mr. Diego Torres, who is being charged with fraud and corruption along side his former Instituto Nóos business partner, Mr. Iñaki Urdangarín (son-in-law of His Majesty), is threatening to release a “… series of emails that would bring down the Spanish monarchy…” unless prosecutors “… cut a deal to protect him from a prison sentence.”
The emails, some of which have already been released to the Spanish media, involves the old king’s “alleged” mistress, Ms. Corinna Sayn-Wittgenstein. You remember her, right? She was the one who arranged and attended the lavish $58,000 elephant slaughtering trip to Botswana last year in which His Majesty broke his hip.
Click here to read an article about this latest drama from the Telegraph newspaper. If you read Spanish click here, here and here for more information.
On Monday, January 14, 2013, the Belgian royal court released five new photos of Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium on the occasion of her 40th birthday.
The beautiful images were recently shot by Belgian photographer, Mr. Michel Gronemberger. On his website Mr. Gronemberger notes that he did not use Photoshop that gave the princess a flawless look; instead he used a special lighting technique which he explains is “… very difficult to master.” Mr. Gronemberger also noted that he wanted to photograph the princess in a very “…classic, feminine style and unadorned… [I wanted] to show the elegance of a woman, who, in addition, is the Princess of Belgium… ”
To learn more about Michel Groneberger’s work please visit his official website here.
Per St. James’s Palace:
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July. The Duchess’s condition continues to improve since her stay in hospital last month.”
Wonderful news! 🙂