His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias Meets with the Recently Elected Mayor of Los Angeles.

fleaOn Friday, November 15, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias arrived at the Getty House in Los Angeles, California to meet with the recently elected mayor of Los Angeles, Mr. Eric Garcetti, and his wife.

Yesterday, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia visited Stanford University and attended a gala reception and dinner hosted by the United States Ambassador to Spain, Mr. James Costos, and his longtime partner, Mr. Michael Smith, in Holmby Hills, California.

Members of the Belgian Royal Family Celebrated Fête du Roi 2013. (VIDEOS)

belgiumOn the morning of Friday, November 15, 2013, King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium and TI&RHs Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este and Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este attended Te Deum service held at the Cathédrale des Saints-Michel-et-Gudule in Brussels on the occasion of Fête du Roi 2013.

In the afternoon, the royal family arrived at the Palais de la Nation to attend a special ceremony organized by the Chambre des Représentants, the Sénat and the Gouvernement Fédéral, again, on the occasion of Fête du Roi.

To watch videos as well as to view photos from today’s celebrations please click the links below.

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Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Gives an Exclusive Interview. (VIDEOS)

scgLast month His Highness Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha sat down for an hour-long interview with German journalist, Ms. Katja Herrmann.

In the televised interview Hereditary Prince Hubertus discusses his life, business, his father His Highness Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, his lovely American-born wife Her Highness Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (née Rondestvedt) and much more.

Click here to watch the interview (in German).

The hereditary prince also participated in the 2013 Neue ArtFilm documentary entitled, The Queen’s Ancestors: Saxe-Coburg’s Way to the European Crowns.  Please click here to watch the trailer.

News Regarding Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan. (VIDEOS)

Well, this is a depressing subject…

Yesterday, the newspaper, Japan News, via Imperial Household Agency announced the “…revised funeral plans [for] the bodies of the Emperor and Empress [which] will be cremated once they die, a historic change from the Imperial tradition of underground burial that has lasted for about 350 years since the early Edo period…” 

Please click here to read the Japan News article in its entirety.  Or, you can read another article here from the Japan Times.

Miss Carina Axelsson Unveils Her New Book Cover.

CarinaMarySRWOn Monday, November 11, 2013, Miss Carina Axelsson, longtime partner of His Serene Highness Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, unveiled the cover for her highly anticipated new novel, Model Undercover: A Crime of Fashion.  

Miss Axelsson also reveals that her publisher, Usborne Books, has released the first chapter of the upcoming novel, and quite frankly it wasn’t bad.

Please click here to view the cover as well as to get the direct link to the first chapter of Model Undercover: A Crime of Fashion.