Podcast: Order of the Garter, Morocco Visit & Royal Wedding Exhibition

New titles for retiring monarchs, royal visit to Morocco, new appointments to the Order of the Garter, Crown Prince Haakon visits Porsgrunn and another royal wedding exhibition. New Title for Emperor and Empress of Japan The Imperial Household Agency in Tokyo has announced two new titles for their retiring Emperor and Empress. This is said…

Royal Birthday: King Juan Carlos of Spain

Spain’s former monarch, King Juan Carlos, celebrates his 81st birthday on Saturday, 5 January 2018. Reign (1975-2014) He was born in 1938 in Rome, Italy, the eldest son of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona and Princess María Mercedes of Bourton-Two Sicilies, after his grandfather, Alfonso XIII, his Queen Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg and other members…

Princess Beatrix Celebrates Her 80th Birthday

The Royal House of the Netherlands has released several new photos of Princess Beatrix, with her sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren, to mark her 80th birthday on 31 January 2018. Photographer Jeroen van der Meyde took these images at Drakensteyn Castle in Lage Vuursche, including one of the former Queen with her black labrador. However, Princess…

Podcast: Edward VIII Letter, Royal Engagement 70 Year Anniversary & Spanish State Visit

Edward VIII's letter goes on sale, 70 years ago since the Queen and Prince Philip announced their engagement, King Felipe and Queen Letizia arrive for a state visit and Malcolm Turnbull's audience. Edward VIII Letter For Sale A letter written by Edward VIII, as Prince of Wales, to his mistress Freda Dudley-Ward in January 1919 is to…

Podcast: Prince Harry, Abdication Update, Sir John Key and Queen’s Birthday

Prince Harry arrives in Sydney, a new bill passed in the Japanese Parliament, John Key receives a Knighthood in New Zealand and the Queen's Birthday in Australia. Prince Harry's Wet Walkabout Prince Harry visited Campbell's Cove to meet well-wishers in the pouring rain with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Veteran Affairs Minister David Elliott. See…

Podcast: Norwegian Literature Ambassador, State Opening of Parliament & Koningsdag

A forthcoming Coronation later this year, Crown Princess Mette-Marit's new role, Emperor Akihito's abdication news, State Opening of Parliament in Britain, and Koningsdag (King’s Day). Thai Coronation King Maha Vajiralongkorn's forthcoming coronation will take place later this year. Watch this space for more details ... Norwegian Literature Ambassador Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who has organised the…

Happy 50th Birthday To King Willem-Alexander

New photos have been released to celebrate King Willem-Alexander's 50th birthday on 27 April 2017. These five photos were taken at Villa Eikenhorst in Wassenaar. You too can send your birthday greetings or messages of congratulations to King Willem-Alexander via this link - https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/actueel/felicitaties/50e-verjaardag-koning-willem-alexander The Royal Family will be spending King's Day (Koningsdag) in Tilburg this year. Birthday…

Podcast: Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho, Royal Train, Crown Prince Naruhito & Diana’s Life In Fashion

Sad news from Tonga, good news about the Royal Train, Crown Prince Naruhito speaks about his father's possible abdication and a new exhibition focusing on Diana Princess of Wales' life in fashion. Vale Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho Tonga mourns the loss of their Queen Mother who passed away on Sunday, 19 February 2017, in Auckland,…