The Netherlands

Who is Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau?

Prince Pieter-Christiaan is the third son of Princess Margriet (younger sister of Princess Beatrix) and Pieter van Vollenhoven, and hence, the first cousin of the current monarch, King Willem-Alexander. His Highness Prince Pieter-Christiaan Michiel of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven was born on 22nd March 1972 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Pieter-Christiaan has two older brothers, Princes…
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International royals

A pet lion? Dubai's Crown Prince has one

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Dubai’s Crown Prince, is well-known as an animal lover and has recently introduced the world to his latest exotic pet via his Instagram account. He has posted a visit showing him laying on the ground feeding red meat to Moochi, a white-maned…
FeaturesHistoryThe Cambridges

Foundling Hospital: Royal Support that goes back centuries

As we look at the marvellous monies raised by Comic Relief, and the other support that the Arts give to charity we may think that this is a modern phenomenon – not so and the Foundling Hospital now known as Coram is an excellent example. When the Duchess of Cambridge makes a visit this week, she is continuing a royal association with the charity that goes back to King George II and one of the…
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Denmark

Danish Crown Princess is new Patron of Copenhagen Zoo

Crown Princess Mary has been announced as the successor to the late Prince Henrik as the Royal Patron of Copenhagen Zoo. Prince Henrik had been the patron of the zoo since 1972 until his passing in 2018, but there have been connections between the Danish Royal Family and the…
Saudi Arabia

King of Saudi Arabia in Egypt for Official Visit

All eyes in the UK seem to be viewing the EU Arab League summit as an opportunity for the Prime Minister Rt Hon Theresa May to discuss Brexit with some of her EU partners. However, that is very much a side-show, and on Saturday, King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrived in Egypt…
International royals

Princess Sara, The Dowager Duchess of Harar has died

It has been announced that Princess Sara, the Dowager Duchess of Harar passed away in Addis Ababa aged ninety last weekend. She was born Sarah Gizaw on the 1st January 1929. Her father was Gizaw Abera, a civil governor from Axum in Tigray, Ethiopia, and was educated at the Royal Infirmary Nursing School in Edinburgh, Scotland. She received the title Princess when she married Prince Makonnen, the…
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European Royals

Who is Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein?

Prince Hans Adam II or to give him his full title, Prince Johannes Adam Ferdinand Alois Josef Maria Marco d’Aviano Pius, is the fifteenth reigning Prince of Liechtenstein, and first to grow up and be raised there. He was born in Zurich, Switzerland, on 14th February 1945 to Franz Josef II andCountess Georgina von Wilczek. His Serene Highness grew up in Vaduz Castle with his parents…
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