British RoyalsThe Cambridges

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the King's Cup

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived on the Isle of Wight to compete in the King’s Cup. The King’s Cup was moved forward one day due to forecasts of heavy rain, thunder and lightning and winds of up to 50 miles an hour. In a statement, Kensington Palace said ”Due to adverse weather conditions forecasted for Friday in Cowes, The King’s Cup hosted by The Duke and…
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Norway

Princess Märtha Louise to cease using title in business

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway has agreed to stop using the title of Princess in her business activities, the Norwegian Royal Household has announced. The Princess came to this decision after consulting with her family. Princess Märtha Louise will continue to use her…
European Royals

Princess Ilona of Liechtenstein has died at the age of 98

The Princely House of Liechtenstein has announced that Princess Ilona of Liechtenstein has died at the age of 98. She died on 2 August 2019. The Princess was born on 17 May 1921 in Sárosd, Hungary as Countess Esterházy de Galánth. In 1977, she married Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein. It was Prince Constantin’s second marriage. His first wife had been Maria Elisabeth von…
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International royalsMiddle East

Princess Haya seeks 'forced marriage protection order' in English court

Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, the wife of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, has applied for a “forced marriage protection order” in England’s High Court. This protection order helps if someone is being forced into marriage or has already been forced into marriage. Princess Haya requested the order for one of her children. She also applied for a…
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Thailand

Rama X names first Royal consort in almost a century

King Rama X has bestowed the title of Royal Noble Consort – the formal title for the chief concubine – on one of his major-generals. This was the first this title has been bestowed since Thailand ceased to have an absolute monarchy. Chao Khun Phra Prayoon Wong…
BelgiumEuropean Royals

King Philippe addresses the nation for Belgium's National Day

King Philippe of the Belgians has recorded an address to the nation on the occasion of Belgium’s National Day tomorrow. As is tradition, the speech was recorded in the three official languages of Belgium: Dutch, French and German. https://twitter.com/MonarchieBe/status/1152534203084476416 During the one-minute part of the speech released via Twitter, King Philippe said, “Two months ago…
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