All eyes are on the world's royals, from Britain to Spain — it's a wonder that anyone can keep up! Here is HOLA!'s compilation of the best photos and royal news of the month all in one place. Click through to see the latest highlights and must-see images from your favorite members of royalty including Kate Middleton, Queen Letizia of Spain and more.
King Mohammed VI of Morocco successfully underwent heart surgery in Paris, France. Morocco’s state news agency, MAP, announced the news on February 26. The monarch’s doctors said that “medical examinations carried out for this purpose revealed an atrial flutter.” The royal palace shared a photo of his Majesty in his Ambroise Paré clinic room recovering from the procedure that normalized his heart rhythm. His Majesty was surrounded by family members including his son, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan (who is pictured holding his father’s hand) and Princess Lalla Khadija. Mohammed’s wife, Princess Lalla Salma, was not pictured.
Credit : Azzouz/Royal Palace of Morocco
Princess Charlene Prince Albert Sports Awards
Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco posed with recipients of the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards including Roger Federer (right of Grace Kelly's son). The ceremony honors individuals and teams from the world of sports along with sporting achievements throughout the year.
Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Laureus
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Royal Foundation Forum
The fabulous four made their official engagement debut on February 28. Royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle joined fiancé Prince Harry, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge at the first annual Royal Foundation Forum in London. During the event titled “Making a Difference Together,” the foursome discussed projects they are currently working on and their ambitions for the foundation’s future.
“We have different opinions and they work really well [together],” Harry, 33, said. “Working as family does have its challenges; of course it does." “[I think] the fact that everybody is laughing shows they know exactly what’s it like,” he added. “But we are stuck together for the rest of our lives.” To which Meghan, 36, replied, “Togetherness at its finest.”
Photo: Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Charlotte Casiraghi PFW
Princess Grace's oldest granddaughter Charlotte Casiraghi (second from the left), hit the Paris Fashion Week circuit attending the Saint Laurent show. The Monaco royal was in good company sitting alongside Catherine Deneuve, Francois-Henri Pinault and Zoe Kravitz.
Photo: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images
Hanover royal baby Princess Elisabeth born
The first royal baby of 2018 has been born! Princess Caroline’s stepson Hereditary Prince Ernst August of Hanover and his wife Ekaterina Malysheva welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Princess Elisabeth, on February 22 — seven months after the couple tied the knot. Elisabeth was born at Henriettenstifts hospital in Hanover, Germany. "My whole family and I are extremely happy," Prince Ernst August Jr., 34, said before thanking the doctors and nurses who attended to the birth.
The couple posed for a tender photo with their newborn daughter. The first-time mom proudly cradled her sleeping baby, while her husband proudly stood beside them.
Photo: Diakovere, Hannover
Princess Estelle of Sweden 6th Birthday
Let her eat cake! Princess Estelle of Sweden celebrated her sixth birthday on February 23. To mark the occasion, the Swedish Royal Court released three new portraits of the future Queen. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel’s daughter looked adorable for the photo session at her family’s home at Haga Palace in Stockholm posing with her namesake cake which is filled with raspberry yogurt mousse, vanilla cream, fresh raspberries and is covered in meringues and pink marzipan.
Photo: Erika Gerdemark, Royal Court, Sweden
Dutch royal family ski holiday
On February 26, the Dutch royal family released photos from their annual ski holiday in Lech am Arlberg, Austria. Queen Maxima was joined by her husband King Willem-Alexander and their three daughters, Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, 14, Princess Ariane, ten, and 12-year-old Princess Alexia. The royal family looked picture perfect in a set of photos that feature them posing in the mountains.
The winter photoshoot is one of two yearly photo opps that the royals partake in with the press. It was established in 2005 as part of a media code with the Dutch royal family. The royals pose for photos once in the summer and again at the beginning of their skiing holiday and in return the media respects their privacy outside of royal engagements.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden had her hands full while visiting the “Vivat Regina” exhibit. The future Queen was joined by her young children — Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar — during the February 22 outing. The exhibit features items from Queen Christina’s 1650 coronation.
Photo: Henrik Garlöv, Royal Court, Sweden
Princess Estelle, who is second in line to the throne of Sweden, appeared to be taken by the exhibit viewing pieces alongside her mother and baby brother.
Photo: Henrik Garlöv, Royal Court, Sweden
Queen Letizia was the lady in red at the opening of the ARCO 2018 (Contemporary Art Fair) held at Madrid's Ifema on February 22.
Photo: Paolo Blocco/WireImage
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge put on their hard hats while visiting the Northern Spire Bridge, which is under construction, during their trip to Sunderland. William and Kate were on hand to learn about the city's arts scene and engineering talent.
Photo: DANNY LAWSON/AFP/Getty Images
Grace Kelly’s grandson Louis Ducruet, the son of Princess Stephanie, proposed to his college sweetheart Marie Chevallier at the Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An during their trip to Vietnam.
Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson posed for a lovely mother-daughter photo at the British Heart Foundation's “The Beating Hearts Ball” held at The Guildhall in London.
Life in the fast lane! Motorbike-loving Prince William went for a spin on February 20 while visiting the Triumph Motorcycles and MIRA Technology Park to celebrate world-class British vehicular manufacture, research and development.
Prince Charles was delighted to received an engagement card for his son Prince Harry and future daughter-in-law Meghan Markle during his engagement in Durham on February 15. The heart-covered card, presented to the future King by students of the Chorister School, read: “Congratulations on your engagement."
Prince Harry served up some pasta to students at the Fit and Fed February school holiday activity program held at the Roundwood Youth Centre on February 15. The program provides children and young people with free access to activity sessions and a nutritious lunch during school holidays, with community sport and wellbeing charity.
Game on! After handing out lunches, Prince Harry met children playing outside in the games area.
"Happy Valentines Day from Leonore and Nicolas! ❤️" was the caption Princess Madeleine of Sweden wrote alongside this sweet picture of her three-year-old daughter and two-year-old son on her Facebook page.
It is not often we see public displays of affection from the British royals — especially between Prince Charles and his sons Prince William and Prince Harry. However on Valentine's Day, the love was clear to see as Harry gave his dad a kiss at the "International Year of the Reef" 2018 meeting in London.
We thought Her Majesty might opt to wear pink for February 14, but Queen Elizabeth II instead opted for baby blue as she held a series of private audiences — including this one with Her Excellency Susana de la Puente-Wiese, Ambassador of the Republic of Peru — at Buckingham Palace on Valentine's Day.
Buenos dias! It was business as usual for Queen Letizia of Spain, who looked like any professional woman on her way to the office as she walked through the streets of Madrid to attend a meeting at FEDER (the Spanish Federation for Rare Diseases) on February 14.
The entire Belgian royal family — from left to right, Queen Mathilde, Princess Eleonore, King Philippe, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Elisabeth — came together for a group photo as they enjoyed some bonding time on the Swiss slopes.
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands smiled at an adorable baby while walking through corn fields in Lampung, Indonesia on February 12.
Say hello to Her Majesty's little friend! The Dutch Queen stopped to get up close and personal with some cattle during her visit to Indonesia.
All eyes are on the world's royals, from Britain to Spain - it's a wonder that anyone can keep up! Here is HELLO! 'S compilation of the best photos and royal news of the month all in one place. Click through to see the latest highlights and must-see images from your favorite members of royalty including Kate Middleton, Queen Letizia of Spain and more.
Princess Mako of Japan, who announced on February 6 that she was postponing her 2018 wedding until at least 2020 because of "immaturity," reappeared for the first time at a public engagement since the bombshell announcement.
Emperor Akihito's 26-year-old granddaughter, who will need to give up her royal status title when she marries commoner Kei Komuro, looked happy and demure in a powder pink skirt and pearls at she attended a calligraphy exhibition in Tokyo on February 9.
Grace Kelly’s granddaughter Camille Gottlieb flashed a diamond ring in a gorgeous photo shared on the Monaco royal’s Instagram account. Attached to the picture, Princess Stephanie’s youngest child simply wrote: “👀💍💙.” Camille wore a chunky blue sweater for the picture, which complemented her piercing blue eyes.
Crown Prince Frederik, who is a member of the International Olympic Committee, attended the organization's president's dinner ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 8.
The Prince, who met his wife Crown Princess Mary during the 2000 Olympics, was scheduled to attend the games in South Korea through February 25, but flew back home to Denmark to be with his father, Prince Henrick, due to his declining health.
Prince William posed with some special and deserving students at the 2018 Centrepoint Awards ceremony on February 8. The Duke of Cambridge hosted the annual event at Kensington Palace in his role as patron of Centrepoint, a homelessness charity that Princess Diana supported.
While chatting with Raymond Stoner at the Centrepoint Awards the 35-year-old royal said, "Our third child is due in April, I'm getting as much sleep as I can." Mr. Stoner suggested that he and Kate Middleton could save time expanding their family by having twins, to which William replied: "Twins? I think my mental health would be tested with twins."
The future King went on to tell another attendee: "Two is fine, I don't know how I'm going to cope with three, I'm going to be permanently tired."
Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander enjoyed a breakfast with Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra at the Netherlands embassy in Beijing on February 7. The Dutch royals are in the country for a two-day state visit.
The students at Burlington Academy in London got a royal surprise by Prince William on February 8. The Duke of Cambridge, who was accompanied by rapper Stephen Manderson aka Professor Green, spoke during an assembly about cyberbullying.
The Prince, who will soon be a father-of-three, got candid about worrying for young women online. "I worry for girls," Princess Charlotte's father said. "The touched-up pictures are not real. There is a lot of fakeness online so do not worry about that."
William noted the pressures teens face while spending a lot of time on computers, and had key advice for them. "Do not spend all day online," he said. "Seriously, do not for your mental health, get outside, come away from the screen. It is on a screen but it is not on it all day because it will only bring you into another world. It's important that you balance the time. "
Watch your step! Kate Middleton handled getting her heel stuck in a grate like any Princess, with grace. The Duchess of Cambridge had an early morning laugh before heading into the Action on Addiction Community Treatment Center in Essex on February 7, where she learned about her community-based recovery program: "Clouds in the Community."
Queen Letizia had a special day filled with awards and selfies while at the proclamation of the winner of the 2018 Princess of Girona Arts and Letters Foundation Award held at the Alcazaba Cultural Center, Merida.
Queen Elizabeth flashed a smile as she boarded to train at King's Lynn Station in route to London after her Christmas break at Sandringham House.
Let the games begin! Former Olympian Prince Albert of Monaco was right at home with a pair of fellow Olympic athletes during the opening ceremony of the 132nd International Olympic Committee session ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games.
Queen Rania engaged in a conversation with women at the Community Centers Association. The center offers crucial support to people from across Jordan, while encouraging them to launch their own small businesses.
Man at work! Prince Charles was dressed for the occasion (hard hat required) as he and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall opened the London Power Tunnels Project at Seven Sisters Road on February 7.
Three generations of Sweden's monarchs, present and future, co-star in this stunning portrait snapped during the 2017 Nobe Prize gala in December 2017. The image was shared on February 5, 2018 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Bernadotte's dynasty on the Swedish throne. In the regal photo, King Carl XVI Gustaf stands alongside his heir, Crown Princess Victoria and second-in-line, his granddaughter Princess Estelle.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands stepped out with their daughters Amalia, Alexia and Ariane to attend the 80th birthday of the girls' paternal grandmother, Princess Beatrix, on February 3, in Amsterdam.
Members of the King's Troop Horse Artillery fired a 41-gun salute in London's Green Park on February 6 to honor the 66th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne. The Queen herself marked the occasion, which also is the anniversary of her father King George VI's death, privately at Sandringham.
Sophie Wessex chatted with children during a meeting with students of Sri Lanka's schools for the deaf and blind near Colombo on February 3. The British royal and her husband Prince Edward are in Sri Lanka representing the Queen during the islands 70th anniversary of independence from Britain.
Picture perfect! Prince William and Kate Middleton were dressed to the nines for an official photo with Norway's royal family during their visit to the Scandinavian country. From left to right: Princess Martha Louise, King Harald V, Queen Sonja, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway and Princess Astrid.
Cheers! Kate Middleton, wearing an embellished Alexander McQueen gown, took part in a toast during the formal gala.
Norway's future Queen Crown Princess Mette-Marit drew comparisons to Queen Elsa from Disney's Frozen during the royal visit! Here, the royal looks stunning in lace and diamonds at a black tie dinner held in honor of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Oslo.
What a Prince! Meghan Markle got a hand from fiancé Prince Harry, who took her wet umbrella, as they arrived at the Endeavour Fund Awards on February 1 in rainy London.
Happy birthday, mom! Monaco royal Pauline Ducruet had a special audience — including an elephant! — as she gave her mom Princess Stephanie a hug and a bouquet for her 53rd birthday. The mother-daughter team kicked off the 7th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival New Generation in Monaco.
Denmark's future queen Crown Princess Mary checked out the runways at Copenagen Fashion Week. Here she's in the FROW at the Designers' Nest show.
In the run up to little Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck's second birthday on February 5, the royal family's Facebook page shared the new page of the monthly calendar. In the calendar photo the adorable young Prince is seen sitting at a desk with his father, the reigning Dragon King of Bhutan, in His Majesty's office.
Queen Rania of Jordan shared this sweet photo of her visit with a group of children and their parents at the inauguration of Al Mustanadeh Park in Al Qweismeh.
Meanwhile, the Jordanian Queen's Crown Prince Hussein revealed that he had landed in New York City. The 23-year-old heir to the Jordanian throne is in the Big Apple for the next few weeks touring tech companies and learning about ways that young people can launch innovative projects back home.