Saturday, October 22, 2016

Royal Profile: Prince Omar bin Al Faisal of Jordan

Prince Omar bin Al Faisal of Jordan was born 22 October 1993 as the son of Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein and Princess Alia Tabba {Source}. He has two younger sisters, twins, and an older sister as well as a younger half-brother from his father's third marriage{Source}:

  1. Princess Ayah bin Faisal of Jordan (1990)
  2. Princess Sara bin Al Faisal of Jordan (1997)
  3. Princess Aisha bin Al Faisal of Jordan (1997)
  4. Prince Abdullah bin Faisal of Jordan (2016)
Unlike his sisters, he is not barred from the throne and is presently 4th in succession. He is the nephew of King Abdullah II of Jordan.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Royal Profile: Marie Margurite, The Duchess of Anjou

Marie Marguerite, The Duchess of Anjou was born as María Margarita Vargas Santaella on  21 October 1983 as the daughter of Víctor José Vargas Irausquín & Carmen Leonor Santaella Tellería {Source}. She has two siblings, and a brother-in-law {Source}:

  1. Maria Victoria Vargas Santaella
    1.  Francisco Javier d'Agostino Casado
  2. Victor José Vargas Santaella
The Duchess of Anjou was educated in Venezuela. She studied at the Colegio Merici de las Madres Ursulinas  and obtained a degree in pedagogy at the Universidad Metropolitana de Caracas.

She married Louis Alponse, The Duke of Anjou civilly on 5 November 2004 and religiously on 6 November 2004. Together they have three children:

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Royal Profile: Empress Michiko of Japan

Empress Michiko of Japan was born Michiko Shoda on 20 October 1934 as the eldest daughter of Hidesaburo Shoda {Source}.

She attended Futaba Elementary School {Source}. In her senior year, she was elected, upon nomination by her classmates, president of the student government{Source}. Many of her classmates recall that, though very reserved, she won full cooperation from her fellow students and helped to introduce a harmonious spirit into University life{Source}. She graduated with a degree in Foreign languages and literature from University of the Sacred Heart in 1957 {Source}. At the ceremony of her graduation in 1957 she was valedictorian{Source}.

She is honorary president of the Japanese Red Cross Society {Source}.

Her marriage was approved by Imperial House Council on 27 November 1958 {Source}. Her engagement ceremony took place on 14 January 1959 {Source}. Her wedding took place on 10 April 1959 {Source}.
Her children, grandchildren and children-in-law are {Source}:

  1. Crown Prince Naruhito (1960) 
    1. Crown Princess Masako (m. 1993)
      1. Princess Aiko (2001) 
  2. Prince Akishino(Fumihito) (1965) 
    1. Princess Kiko (1966)
      1. Princess Mako (1991) 
      2. Princess Kako (1994) 
      3. Prince Hisahito (2006) 
  3. Princess Sayako, Mrs. Yoshiki Kuroda (1969) 

Empress Michiko has an extensive interest in art, and is particularly well-read in Japanese classical literature {Source}. She has constantly kept up her interest in children's literature and has done work in that field herself {Source}. Hajimete no Yamanobori (My First Mountain), a picture book for which the Empress wrote the story, was published in 1991 {Source}. She also published a book of poems by Michio Mado, selected, translated and arranged by Empress Michiko and entitled Dobutsu-tachi(THE ANIMALS) in 1992, among other works{Source}.

She plays the piano, and is a good accompanist to the Emperor who plays the cello and to Crown Prince Naruhito who plays the viola and violin {Source}. In her spare time, she enjoys morning walks with her husband, playing tennis and being a mother and grandmother {Source}.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Royal Profile: Prince Laurent of Belgium

Prince Laurent of Belgium was born 19 October 1963 as the second son and youngest child of King Albert II & Queen Paola of Belgium {Source}. He has two older siblings, as well as two siblings-in-law and several nieces and nephews and a niece-in-law:
  1. King Philippe of the Belgians
    1. Queen Mathilde of Belgium
      1. Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant (2001)
      2. Prince Gabriel of Belgium (2003)
      3. Prince Emmanuel of Belgium (2005)
      4. Princess Eléonore of Belgium (2008)
  2. Princess Astrid of Belgium, The Archduchess of Austria-Este
    1. Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este 
      1. Prince Amedeo, Archduke of Austria-Este
        1. Archduchess Elisabetta 'Lili' Maria of Austria-Este
          1. Archduchess Anna Astrid of Austria-Este (2016) 
      2. Princess Maria Laura, Archduchess of Austria-Este
      3. Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este 
      4. Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este 
      5. Princess Maria Laetia of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
He attended to his primary education in Belgium, like his elder siblings. For his secondary studies, he studied in both French and Dutch-first in Dutch at Pius X College and secondly in French at the Royal Cadet School{Source}. After completeing his education, he decided to join the Royal Military Academy{Source}. After completing his academic career, he joined the Belgian Navy{Source}.

In September 1985, the young prince was promoted to the rank of Sub-Lieutenant, and he specialized in becoming a diver and a helicopter pilot {Source}. Four years later, in July 1985, his father awarded him with the diver insignia during the naval parade{Source}. Two months later, he was promoted to Lieutenant {Source}. When he completed his helicopter training, his uncle, who was KIng at the time, handed him his helicopter wings {Source}. In November 1994, Prince Laurent was promoted to Commander{Source}. In June 2004, Prince Laurent was promoted to Captain of the Belgian Navy {Source}.

On completion of his military training, the Prince went to the United States for practical training in various branches of private industries as pharmaceuticals, aerospace and leisure, and at the International Monetary Fund, at the World Bank and at the United Nations, in development and environment programmes{Source}..

Upon his return to Belgium, he spent time as a trainee at the European Commission, primarily being active in a Think Tank about the quality of lie and the environment{Source}. While working there, he was awarded with the Emile Noël Prize for his original contribution to the building of Europe{Source}. In 1994, the young prince became chairman of an institute which seeks to promote the conservation of nature and development of clean technologies{Source}. Currently, Prince Laurent is chairman of the Prince Laurent Foundation, and chairman of the European Research Group for Alternative Toxicity Testing{Source}. According to the Belgian Constitution, Prince Laurent also serves as a Senator, since 2000{Source}.

He also serves Belgium in a varitey of honorary capacities as well, including as honorary president of the Belgian National Orchestra{Source}

He was married to Claire Coombs on 12 April 2003{Source}. Together, they have three children{Source}:
  1. Princess Louise Sophie Mary (2004)
  2. Prince Nicolas Casimir Marie (2005)
  3. Prince Aymeric Auguste Marie(2005)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Royal Profile: Andrea Knecht de Massy

Andrea Knecht de Massy was born 16 October 2008 as the youngest of four daughters of Donatella Knecht de Massy & K. Sébastien Knecht de Massy {Source}. Her older sisters are{Source}:
She is a great-granddaughter of Princess Antoinette of Monaco, Baroness of Massy, but is not a member of the Princely Family.As she is so young and not technically in line for the throne anymore with the death of her great uncle (Prince Rainier III) in 2005, her parents keep her and her sisters primarily out of the limelight. However, in the last few years, they have been seen out and about at family functions. Most recently, she has been spotted at Prince Albert II's 10 year celebrations with her parents and sisters {seen here in the center of the photo, wearing pink, with her arm up towards her sister, Christine}. Unlike her older sisters, she did not attend Prince Albert II's 2011 wedding as she was only 34 months old at the time (2 years, 10 months old....).

She attended the private catholic school, L'Institut François d’Assise Nicolas Barré, along with her sisters and second cousins once removed (I think. Andrea's grandmother was a cousin of Camille and Alexandra's mothers) Princess Alexandra of Hanover and Camille Gottlieb until 2010 or 2011 when the family moved to South Africa. She should be in the 10ème year (equal to 4th grade in the US system) at Ecole Francaise du Cap Francois le Vaillant in South Africa.

Royal Profile: Princess Aimée of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven

Princess Aimée of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven was born 18 October 1977 as the daughter of Hans Söhngen and Eleonoor Stammeijer {Source}. She has two siblings {Source}:

  1. Hans Söhngen
  2. Magali Söhngen

She grew up in The Netherlands. She attended Willem de Zwijger College {Source}. She then attended University of Leiden.

On 20 October 2005, she married Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven {Source}. Together, they have three children:
On her marriage Aimée acquired the title of Her Highness, Princess of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven as a result of her husband's status as a Prince of Orange-Nassau. Since Floris did not seek parliamentary approval for his marriage, owing to the remote chance of his succession to the throne, he lost his place in line to the Dutch throne when he married Aimée. However, he and his family still participate in family events such as the investiture of his cousin and weddings.

Since 2010, Princess Aimée working for the ANWB (marketing and sales) at its headquarters in The Hague{Source}. Before that, she worked in a bank and Pon Holdings BV on the marketing and communication department{Source}.

She shares a birthday with Andrea Knecht de Massy.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Royal Profile: King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand was born on 5 December 1927 in the United States as the son of Prince Mahidol Adulyadej and Mom Sangwan. He had two older siblings:
  1. Galyani Vadhana, Princess of Naradhiwas (1923-2008)
    1. Colonel Aram Rattanakul Serireongrit (1920-1982, m. 1944-1951)
      1. Thanpuying Dhasanawalaya Sornsongkram (1945)
        1. Sinthu Sornsongkram (m. 1973)
          1.  First Lieutenant Jitat Sornsongkram
    2. Prince Varananda Dhavaj  (m. 1969, 1922-1990)
  2. King Ananda Mahidol (1925-1946)
At barley a year old, he returned to Thailand. At less than two years old, his father died of kidney failure {Source}. 

He began his education in Thailand before his mother took the family to Switzerland. He began school, briefly, at Mater Dei school in Bangkok. In 1933, his mother moved him and his sisters to Switzerland where he attended the École nouvelle de la Suisse romande. 

His childless uncle Prajadhipock abdicated in 1935, his elder brother became the new King Ramaa VIII. However, his family remained in Switzerland and the affiars of the head of state were taken care of by a regency council. The family returned briefly to Thailand in 1938.

He received the baccalauréat des lettres (high-school diploma with a major in French literature, Latin, and Greek) from the Gymnase Classique Cantonal of Lausanne, and by 1945 had begun studying sciences at the University of Lausanne, when World War II ended and the family was able to return to Thailand

Throughout his life, he had many interests-photography, and  music just to name two. In 1934, at the age of 7, he was given a camera as a gift, thus instilling a lifelong love of photography. At the age of 15, he became a jazz enthusiast and began playing the saxophone.

He married Queen Sirikit of Thailand. Together, the following children, children-in-law, and grandchildren:
  1. Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya (1951)
    1. Peter Ladd Jensen (1972-1998, div)
      1. Khun Ploypailin Jensen (1981)
      2. Khun Bhumi Jensen (1983-2004)
      3. Khun Sirikitiya Jensen (1985)
  2. Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn of Thailand (1952)
    1. Princess Soamsawali Kitiyakara (1957, m. 1977, div 1993)
      1.  Princess Bajrakitiyabha (1978)
    2. Yuvadhida Polpraserth(m. 1994-1996)
      1. Mom Chao Juthavachara Mahidol (1979)
      2. Mom Chao Vacharaesorn Mahidol (1981)
      3. Mom Chao Chakriwat Mahidol (1983)
      4. Mom Chao Vatchrawee Mahidol (1985)
      5. Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana (1987)
    3. Srirasmi Suwadee (m. 2001-2007)
      1. Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti (2005)
  3. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (1955)
  4. Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand (1957)
    1. Virayudh Tishyasarian (m. 1982, div)
      1. Princess Sirbhachudhabhorn (1982)
      2. Princess Adityadhornkitikhun (1984)

Royal Profile: Princess Cecilia of Bourbon-Parma

Princess Cecilia Maria Johanna Beatrix of Bourbon-Parma was born 17 October 2013 as the younger daughter of Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma and Piacenza & Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, Duchess of Parma and Piacenza {Source}. She has three siblings, an older paternal half-brother and older sister as well as a younger brother:
  1. Carlos Hugo Roderik Sybren Klynstra de Bourbon-Parma (1997)
  2. Princess Luisa Irene Constance Anna Maria of Bourbon-Parma (2012)
  3. Prince Carlos Enrique, Hereditary Prince of Bourbon-Parma (2016)
On 5 April 2014, she was baptized with the following as her godparents {Source}:
  • Johan Gualthérie of Weezel (maternal grandfather)
  • Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma (paternal aunt, whom which if she had been born a few days earlier, she would've shared her birthday!)
  • Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands (great-aunt, from her paternal grandmother's side)
  • Princess Cecilia of Bourbon-Parma (great-aunt, from her paternal grandfather's side) 
  • Véronique Kakebeeke-Gualthérie van Weezel (first cousin)

Royal Profile: 20 Facts about Princess Marie Caroline of Liechtenstein, Countess of Rietberg

  1. Princess Marie Caroline Elisabeth Immaculata of Liechtenstein, Countess of Rietberg was born 17 October 1996 in Grabs, Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland{Source}.
  2. She is the only daughter of Alios, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein and Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein{Source}.
  3. She has one older brother. Her older brother is:
    1. Prince Joseph Wenzel Maximilian Maria of Liechtenstein,Count of Rietberg (1995)
  4. She also has two younger brothers. Her younger brothers are:
    1. Prince Georg Antonius Constantin Maria of Liechtenstein, Count of Rietberg (1999)
    2. Prince Nikolaus Sebastian Alexander Maria of Liechtenstein, Count of Rietberg (2000)
  5. Because Liechtenstein's monarchy operates on agnatic primogeniture succession laws (i.e. inherited by the first-born male of the oldest family line, to the total exclusion of females), Princess Marie Caroline is not in line for the throne after her brothers.
  6. Due to the Liechtenstein Princely Family is fiercely private on the international level, little is known about her or her life today. 
  7. However, other than the occasional low-key Princely Family appearance such as Liechtenstein's National Day, she seems to live a fairly normal life {Liechtenstein National Day 2012}
  8. Her one of her godparents is:
    1. Duchess Elisabeth in Bravia (maternal aunt)
  9. She is the paternal niece of:
    1. Prince Maximilian Nikolaus Maria (1969)
      1. Princess Angela (1958)
    2. Prince Constantin Ferdinand Maria of Liechtenstein  (1972)
      1. Princess Maria (1975)
    3. Princess Tatjana Nora Maria (1973)
      1. Baron Matthias Claus-Just Carl Philipp von Lattorff
  10. She is the maternal niece of:
    1. Duchess Marie-Caroline Hedwig Eleonore in Bavaria, Duchess of Württemberg (1969)
      1. Duke Philipp of Württemberg 
    2. Duchess Helena Eugenie Maria Donatha Mechthild in Bavaria (1972)
    3. Duchess Elisabeth Marie Christine Franziska in Bavaria, Mrs. Terberger (1973)
      1. Daniel Terberger
    4. Duchess Maria-Anna Henriette Gabrielle Julie in Bavaria (1975)
      1. Klaus Runow
      2. Andreas Freiherr von Maltzahn
  11. Princess Marie-Caroline's maternal cousins are:
    1. Duchess Sophie Anastasia Assunta Marie Pauline of Württemberg (1994)
    2. Duchess Pauline Philippa Adelheid Helena Marie of Württemberg (1997)
    3. Duke Carl-Theodor Philipp Maria Max Emanuel of Württemberg (1999)
    4. Maximilian Ludwig Terberger (2005)
    5. Duchess Anna Maximiliana Elizabeth Mariella Marie of Württemberg (2007)
    6. Ottora Elisabeth Victoria Lucia Terberger (2007)
    7. Heinrich Maria Leopold Maximilian Runow (2010)
    8. Johannes Emanuel Philipp Maria Runow (2012)
  12. Her paternal cousins are:
    1. Lukas Maria von Lattorff (2000)
    2. Prince Alfons Constantin Maria of Liechtenstein (2001)
    3. Elisabeth Marie Angela Tatjana von Lattorff (2002)
    4. Prince Moritz Emanuel Maria (2003)
    5. Marie Theresa von Lattorff (2004)
    6. Princess Georgina Maximiliana Tatiana Maria (2005)
    7. Camilla Katharina Maria von Lattorff ( 2005)
    8. Anna Pia Theresia Maria von Lattorff (2007)
    9. Prince Benedikt Ferdinand Hubertus Maria (2008)
    10. Sophia Katharina Maria von Lattorff (2009)
    11. Maximilian von Lattorf (2011)
  13. She is the maternal grandchild of Prince Max of Bavaria, Duke in Bavaria and Princess Elisabeth, Duchess in Bavaria.
  14. She is the paternal granddaughter of Marie Aglaë, Princess of Liechtenstein & Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein.
  15. She was likely named:
    1. Marie: For her paternal grandmother, Princess Marie
    2. Caroline: for her paternal great grandmother,  Countess Henriette Caroline von Ledebur-Wicheln
    3. Elisabeth: for her greatx2 grandmother, Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie of Austria or for her maternal aunt and godmother, Duchess Elisabeth in Bravia
    4. Immaculata : Latin for The Immaculate Conception.
  16. She attended Malvern College in England {Source}.
  17. She likely attends university somewhere now.
  18. She likely speaks German, and English at the very least.
  19. She shares a birthday with Princess Cecilia of Bourbon-Parma.
  20. Her astrological sign is Libra.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: October 10-16, 2016


-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde undertook an official visit to Japan this week {Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}.

-Princess Luisa-Maria, Archduchess of Austria-Este celebrated her 21st birthday on Tuesday.


-King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck  & Queen Jetsun Pema celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary and attended a memorial service for the recently deceased Thailand King on Thursday {Photos}.

-King Jigme Khesar Mamgyel Wangchuck granted Dassain tikka and blessings to representatives of the Hindu community on Tuesday {Photos}


-Queen Margrethe II, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella & Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittenstein-Berleburg attemded a reception for the Danish athletes at the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games on Friday {Photos}

-Queen Margrethe II attended the Queen Ingrid Research Award ceremony on Wednesday {Photos}

-Crown Prince Fredrik had a little accident on Thursday. Per a press release by the royal court, his mother, Queen Margrethe said: "Jumping on a trampoline at almost 50 is an accident waiting to happen. He’s alright but can’t play along today."{Source}

-Prince Christian celebrated his 11th birthday on Saturday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry of Wales & Princess Eugenie of York Team GB and ParalympicsGB medalists from the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games on Tuesday {Source}

-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh held an audience with the UK's Defence Secretary where they received their Long Service and Good Conduct Medals on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, they  attended a reception and awards ceremony at the Royal Academy of Arts {Source}.

-Queen Elizabeth II met with the President of Croatia on Tuesday {Photo}. On Thursday, she visited the Corps of Royal Engineers in its 300th anniversary {Photos}{Photos}. On Saturday, the United Kingdom's longest reigning monarch attended the Ascot QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse {Photos}

-Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh attended a BBC recpetion for those young people who recieved their Gold The Duke of Edinburgh Award on Thursday {Photos}

-The Prince Charles of Wales, Duke of Rothesay visited Marine Harvest's Loch Leven Fish Farm on Thursday {Source}.

-The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York  presented the TeenTech Awards, hosted an audience with the chairman and chief executive officer of Tramper and attended a dinner for Baker Dearing Educational Trust
on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, the younger son of Queen Elizabeth II visited the offices of Attend, and attended a presentation of The Duke of York Awards for Technical Education {Source}

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex carried out engagements in Northern Ireland to celebrate the Diamond Anniversary of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award on Tuesday {Source}.

-Sophie, The Countess of Wessex attended the opening the new residential campus at Moor House School and College on Monday {Source}. On Thursday, the Queen's favorite daughter-in-law attended a luncheon for the Epidermolysis Bullosa Charity DEBR {Photos}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge & Prince Harry of Wales attended a reception to mark World Mental Health Day on Monday {Source}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge & Prince Harry of Wales attended a reception for the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry on Tuesday {Source}.

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge & Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge visited The National Football Museum, Manchester Town Hall, The National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester, Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) and officially opened Francis House's new Lodge facilities on Friday {Source}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge attended 100 Women In Hedge Funds Gala Dinner on Monday {Photos}. On Wednesday, the third in succession hosted the 5th investiture of the year {Photos}{Photos}. On Thursday the heir's heir visited Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital {Photos}.

-Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge attended her first solo overseas visit to The Netherlands on Tuesday {Photo}.
During the visit, she attended a luncheon by King Williem-Alexander, attended the opening of the exhibition At Home in Holland: Vermeer and his Contemporaries from the British Royal Collection and visited the Trimbos-instituut and BouwKeet.

-Princess Beatrice of York attended a Jimmy Choo and DKMS cocktail evening fundraising event on Wednesday {Source}. On Thursday, she attended the UNICEF UK Halloween Ball {Photos}

-Princess Eugenie of York attended a service to commemorate the work of William Wilberforce and mark the United Kingdom's commitment to combat modern slavery on Wednesday {Photos}.

-Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent met with the Chairman of Bloodwise and the chairman of Royal Airforce Trust on Monday {Source}

-Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester attended a reception to celebrate the National Day of Korea on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, he opened the AMP Facility at X-Cel Superturn (GB) Limited, visited the Alarm Receiving Centre "Suzy Lamplugh House" at SoloProtect Limited, visited the Heart of Campus Building at Sheffild Hallam University and  visited Broomgrove Nursing Home {Source}


-Princess Alexandra celebrated her 48th birthday on Saturday.


-Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, The Duke of Apulia celebrated his 49th birthday on Thursday.


-Crown Prince Naruhito visited an exhibition on water quality and regional history in the city of Hokuto on Sunday {Photos}


-Queen Rania visited the Children’s Mobile Museum at Al Khansa’a Secondary School for Girls on Monday {Photos}. On Tuesday, the Jordanian Queen met with founders of local volunteer organizations at Sakeyat Addaraweesh {Photos}

-Prince Faisal bin Al-Hussien celebrated his 53rd birthday on Tuesday.


-Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke & Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess  visited the exhibition "Peacemakers" and in tribute to the volunteers of the WWI on Wednesday {Photos}


-Prince Albert II & Louis Robert Paul Ducruet attended the 2016 Golden Foot Awards Ceremony on Wednesday {Photos}.

-Prince Albert II visited the The Princess Grace Hospital Centre on Thursday {Photos}. On Saturday he attended a memorial service for those who were victims of last year's attacks {Photos}

The Netherlands

-King Williem-Alexander held an audience with The Duchess of Cambridge on Tuesday {Source}. On Thursday, he visited the southeastern part of Amsterdam {Photos}

-Queen Maxima undertook an official visit to Argentina this week {Photos}{Source}.

-Prince Constantijn celebrated his 47th birthday on Tuesday. On Sunday, the King's little brother was present during the world record schedule of Dutch students {Photos}

-Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, The Duke of Parma & Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, The Duchess of Parma attended a Holy mass at the Church of Santa Anna to celebrate the birth of HRH Prince Carlos Enrique, Hereditary Prince of Bourbon-Parma on Wednesday {Photos}

-Prince Jaimie of Bourbon-Parma, The Count of Bardi  celebrated his 44th birthday on Thursday.

-Princess Margatita of Bourbon-Parma, The Countess of Colorno celebrated her 44th birthday on Thursday.


-King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Princess Märtha Louise & Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner attended the funeral of Haakon Haraldsen on Friday {Source}
Mr. Harldsen is the brother of Queen Sonja, she is now the final surving member of her family of her parents and siblings.

-King Harald V & Queen Sonja hosted a 3-day official visit from The President and First Lady of Singapore from Monday to Wednesday {Source}.

-Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit,  Prince Sverre Magnus, Princess Martha Louise &  Marius Borg Hoiby attended the Olso Horse Show on Saturday {Photos}

-Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended a reception honoring the Norwegian teams in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics and Paralympics on Friday {Photos}.

-Crown Prince Haakon attended the UN Global Compact Conference on Wednesday {Source}.

-Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended events to mark World Mental Health Day on Wednesday {Source}


-Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto celebrated his 48th birthday on Sunday.


-King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor of Asturias & The Infanta Sofia attended the 2016 National Day celebrations on Wednesday {Photos}{Photos}

-King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia presided over the annual meeting of the Board of the Cervantes Institute on Tuesday {Source}. On Saturday the royal duo attended the "65th Premio Planeta" (Award Planet) literature award ceremony {Photos}

-King Felipe VI visited the No 14 Wing Air Force  on Monday {Source}.

-Queen Letizia attended the Seminar A new Ibero-American cooperation  on Monday {Source}

-Queen Sofia attended the delivery to the Queen Sofía Prize "Anonymous con nombre" on Sunday {Photos}

-Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria, 2nd Duchess of Hernani & Carlos Zurita y Delgado, Duke Consort of Soria, Duke Consort of Hernani celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.


-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia,Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel attended a meeting with Sweden's Foreign Minister on Monday {Source}.

-King Carl XVI Gustaf held an audience with outgoing Canadian Ambassador to Sweden and awarded the Marcus Wallenbergs pris 2016 on Monday {Source}{Source}.

-Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria & Princess Sofia attended the Global Child Forum on Tuesday {Source}.

-Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel met with the Prime Minister of Estonia on Tuesday {Source}. On Saturday, they attended Investor AB's centenary celebrations {Photos}

-Queen Silvia distributed diplomas to the winners of the Mayflower fundraising campaign and took part in the 20th anniversary celebrations of the organization Mentors on Wednesday {Source}{Source}. On Thursday, the Queen of Sweden met with winners of  grants from the Foundation Masonic Home for Children {Source}

-Prince Daniel held a meeting with the executive committee of MOD - More organ donation on Tuesday {Source}. On Thursday, the Prince consort of Sweden met with students from Anderstorp School and Luleå University about the Prince Daniel Fellowship {Source}

-Prince Carl Philip attended the test day for winners of this summer's Prince Carl Philip Racing Cup 2016 on Tuesday {Source}.

-Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson announced that she is currently undergoing treatment for cronic lukemia on Thursday {Source}


-King Bhumibol Adulyadej died at the age of 88 on Thursday {Source}.