Queen Letizia of Spain loves to reuse her old outfits and she's doing a great job at it! At an engagement in Madrid earlier with the Foundation Against Drug Addiction, which she heads as Honorary President, the Queen displayed her thrifty side but in the most regal manner. The 43-year-old queen wore a plum-colored Jamayla blazer by Hugo Boss-- a favorite of Her Majesty's, she already donned it around six times already. This time, she added a lovely edge to the smart jacket by wearing it with the matching Valessima skirt and a collarless, candy pink coat. Her chic look was completed by a pair of nude Prada pointed heels and a leather clutch bag. Images: Getty / Rex/Shutterstock.
Jan 13, 2016
Infanta Cristina of Spain, the 50-year-old sister of King Felipe VI, has become the first member of the Spanish Royal Family after its restoration in 1975 to be put on trial after she appeared in court together with her husband, Inaki Urdangarin, to face charges regarding her failure to declare taxes on personal expenses paid by a real estate company which she co-owned with her husband. Urdangarin, meanwhile, is facing more serious charges after he allegedly used his title as Duke of Palma to embezzle about 6 million euros ($6.5 million) in public contracts through the nonprofit Noos Institute he which he operates with a business partner. Princess Cristina's lawyers, meanwhile, asked that the case be junked since Spanish jurisprudence allows an accused to escape trial if the victim of a crime does not back the charges.
Jan 10, 2016
Luxembourg pays its tribute to Grand Duke Jean on the occasion of his 95th birthday. A musical tribute and special royal birthday party was hosted at the Philharmonie where guests included King Philip and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, Queen Sofia of Spain and her sister Princess Irene, King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes, former queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, and former Crown Prince Hassan of Jordan and Princess Sarvath.
Grand Duke Jean was born on January 5, 1921 to Grand Duchess Charlotte and Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma. He reigned from 1964 until 2000, when he abdicated in favor of his son, Luxembourg's reigning Grand Duke, Henri. He was married to Princess Josephine Charlotte of Belgium in 1953, with whom he had five children: Princess Marie Astrid, Archduchess of Austria, Grand Duke Henri, Prince Jean, Princess Margaretha, and Prince Guillaume.
Happy Birthday, Grand Duke Jean! Image: Wikimedia Commons.
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are slated for a five-day state visit to the Philippines on January 26. This is in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the normalization of bilateral ties between Japan and the Philippines. This will be the the first time that the royal couple will visit the country as a sovereign. They came here as crown prince and princess in 1962. Their visit comes after the invitation of President Benigno Aquino during his state visit to Japan last June.
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary's twin kids, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine just turned five. And to mark the occasion, the Danish Royal Family released their official photos showing them posing with a koala at wildlife sanctuary during the family's Christmas holiday to Australia. The photos were taken by no other than Princess Mary. Queen Margrethe's twin grandkids were born on January 8, 2011 in Copenhagen. Source: Crown Princess of Denmark / Kungehuset.
Jan 9, 2016
The former Kate Middleton, now our Duchess of Cambridge, turns 34 today. It's been a very busy year for our beloved royal but not even her hectic schedule or the frenzy of being a celebrity royal could tame the love her adoring fans has for her! So what better way to relieve the year that was for the Duchess of Cambridge than to look back at the 34 most unforgettable moments this past year.