The Netherlands

Princess Irene deeply hurt by new biography on Queen Juliana

Princess Irene, sister of former Queen Beatrix and aunt to current King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, is “deeply hurt” by the content of the new biography on her mother, Queen Juliana, which was accompanied by a TV documentary. She spoke on NPO Radio 2, “I find it to be a shocking book. It really hurt me”. The new Dutch-language biography of Queen Juliana (Juliana…
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International royals

Sheikh Khalifa, former Emir of Qatar, dies aged 84

The former Emir of Qatar and grandfather of the current Emir of Qatar died last Sunday at the age of 84, according to an official statement from the palace. “His highness father Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani passed away on the evening of Sunday October 23, 2016, at the age of 84 years,” read the official statement. Public mourning has been ordered across the country for three…
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International royals

Saudi Prince executed for murder

Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir, a member of the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, has been executed for his role in a murder. Though the exact means of execution has not been revealed, most convicted people in Saudi Arabia are beheaded with a sword. He was put to death in the…
International royals

King Bhumibol of Thailand has died

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, who was also known as King Rama IX, has died today at the age of 88, the according to senior palace sources. An official announcement of the monarch’s death is expected to be announced imminently. King Bhumibol was the longest reigning monarch in the world during his lifetime. His health had been poor for quite some time and he had not appeared in public…
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The Cambridges

Meeting the Duchess of Cambridge during #RoyalVisitNL

The Duchess of Cambridge performed her first solo foreign visit today as she visited the Netherlands. She was dressed in a blue skirt suit by Catherine Walker and wore pearl earrings loaned to her by Her Majesty the Queen. She teamed the outfit with Gianvito Rossi suede pumps. Her first stop was a lunch with the King of the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander at his home at Villa Eikenhorst.
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