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Albert & Charlène in South Africa

  December 9, 2011 at 2:09 am by

TSH The Prince and Princess of Monaco yesterday completed a visit to South Africa, for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban (COP17) and a meeting with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in Cape Town. The couple arrived on December 6th, residing at the Oyster Bay Hotel for the duration of their visit. Prince Albert then headed over to the Durban International Convention Centre for the High Level Segment of COP17, … Continue reading

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Thais Celebrate King’s 84th Birthday

  December 5, 2011 at 11:09 pm by

HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand celebrated his eighty-forth birthday today, appearing on the balcony of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. The King was joined on the balcony by his wife, HM Queen Sirikit, his eldest son, HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, and two youngest daughters, TRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Princess Chulabhorn. Other members of the Royal Family, including the Crown Prince’s young son, were also present for … Continue reading

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Prince Akishino Turns 46, Calls for Emperor ‘Retirement Age’

  December 2, 2011 at 12:33 am by

HIH Prince Akishino of Japan, the second son of HIM Emperor Akihito, celebrated his forty-sixth birthday on November 30th, with a press conference at Tokyo’s Imperial Palace. When discussing the events of 2011, including the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster, the Prince spoke of his father’s many official duties. “When you pass a certain age, it gradually becomes difficult for people to do various things,” he said, after asking … Continue reading

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Prince Daniel Awards Golden Gavel

  December 1, 2011 at 10:43 pm by

Today in Stockholm, HRH Prince Daniel awarded the 2011 edition of the ‘Guldklubban’ (Golden Gavel). The event took place at Stockholm’s Grand Hôtel. The Prince presented the award to two men, Lars Göran Johannson of Willo and Lars-Erik Nilsson of Axis Communications. Mr Johannson was selected in the private sector because of his contributions into turning Willo into an “international hi-tech business”. Mr Nilsson was selected for the listed sector … Continue reading

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Princess Marie, Patron of AIDS Foundation

  December 1, 2011 at 10:05 pm by

HRH Princess Marie of Denmark has become the patron of Denmark’s AIDS Foundation (AIDS-Fondet). The appointment was announced earlier today, fittingly on World AIDS Day. The AIDS-Fondet works to combat HIV/AIDS both in Denmark and worldwide, with a special focus on HIV/AIDS research and assisting those who have the disease. In a statement released by the Princess, she says that as patron she “hopes to be able to break down … Continue reading

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Princess Máxima Presents ‘Prince Bernhard Culture Fund’ Award

  November 29, 2011 at 10:48 pm by

Yesterday, Monday November 28th, Princess Máxima of the Netherlands awarded this year’s Prince Bernhard Culture Fund prize, at Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. The Princess presented the prize – consisting of a ceremonial collar and a cheque for 75,000€ – to photographer/filmmaker Anton Corbijn. Mr Corbijn is known for his work as U2′s visual output designer (mostly album covers), and has photographed many well-knowns, including David Bowie, Björk, Clint Eastwood … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary in Australia – Days Six & Seven

  November 27, 2011 at 6:30 am by

The Danish Crown Prince Couple have completed the official portion of their visit to Australia, spending their final two days in Melbourne and Broken Hill. On Friday November 25th, the couple began their day seperately – Prince Frederik was in southwestern Victoria, while Princess Mary went northwest to Broken Hill in New South Wales. The Prince visited the Macarthur Wind Farm just outside of Macarthur, which become the Southern Hemisphere’s … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary in Australia – Days Four & Five

  November 24, 2011 at 11:47 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have completed the fourth and fifth days of their official visit to Australia, spending the two days in Melbourne. Yesterday, November 23rd, began much like the couple’s Monday in Sydney, opening the Melbourne edition of the State of Green – Join The Future. Think Denmark conference hosted by Bright Green Denmark, again at the Hotel Sofitel. The Princess was presented with a bouquet … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary in Australia – Day Three

  November 22, 2011 at 8:24 pm by

The Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark spent their third day in Australia visiting the nation’s capital today. The couple were greeted by the Governor-General at Canberra Airport, before the Crown Prince viewed a guard of honour. It was then on to Parliament House for the day’s engagements. At Parliament House, the Australia Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, was waiting for Prince Frederik and Princess Mary, greeting them each with a … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary in Australia – Day Two

  November 21, 2011 at 7:12 pm by

The Danish Crown Prince Couple have completed the second day of their official visit to Australia, spending another day in Sydney. Prince Frederik and Princess Mary began the day by opening Bright Green Denmark’s conference State of Green – Join The Future. Think Denmark at the Hotel Sofitel. This event, and those surrounding it which will be held in Melbourne later this week, is the main point of the couple’s … Continue reading

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Princess Margriet & Pieter van Vollenhoven in NYC

  November 20, 2011 at 7:44 pm by

Princess Margriet and her husband, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, were in New York City last week, to attend the Peter Stuyvesant Ball on November 18th. The ball, an annual event held by the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF), was held at Pier Sixty at the Chelsea Piers, along New York’s Hudson River. Princess Margriet and the Professor arrived around 19:00, the Princess looking wonderful in a navy blue evening gown and a … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary in Australia – Day One

  November 20, 2011 at 6:22 am by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have begun their official visit to Australia today, after arriving in the country yesterday with their youngest children, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine. The couple’s first engagement of the visit, which begins in Sydney, was a visit to the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition at Bondi Beach. They were greeted by the New South Wales Premier, Mr Barry O’Farrell, before taking a tour … Continue reading

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British Royals Mark Remembrance Day 2011

  November 15, 2011 at 1:50 am by

Following annual tradition, the British Royal Family gathered on Sunday November 13th to mark the 2011 Remembrance Day, with a service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. The Remembrance Sunday service takes place on the second Sunday in November, to remember the men and women who have died fighting for their country. Queen Elizabeth II led the thousands in attendance in two minutes silence at 11am to honour the dead, before … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary, William & Catherine Team Up for East Africa

  November 2, 2011 at 11:15 pm by

The Danish Crown Prince Couple today welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Copenhagen, to increase awareness for the famine currently ongoing in North-East Africa (known as the Horn of Africa).  The Duke and Duchess, William and Catherine, arrived in Copenhagen around lunchtime and headed straight over to Amalienborg for a private lunch with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary at Frederik VIII’s Palace. Photographers and members of … Continue reading

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Princess Mary at Christmas Seal 2011 Launch

  October 31, 2011 at 11:58 pm by

As she does each year, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today launched the 2011 Christmas Seal (Julemærke) at the Copenhagen City Hall. Crown Princess Mary, wearing a white blouse, grey cardigan and grey and red patterned skirt, was joined by Danish skincare ‘guru’ Ole Henriksen, who recently became an ambassador of the Julemærke. The duo revealed this year’s seal, alongside Signe Bramming, the granddaughter of the man who inspired the … Continue reading

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Cambridges to Visit Copenhagen

  October 26, 2011 at 8:48 am by

Clarence House and the Danish Royal Court announced a short time ago that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be visiting Copenhagen on November 2nd. The couple will first have a private lunch with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary at Frederik VIII’s Palace in Amalienborg, before the group pays a visit to the UNICEF emergency distribution centre in the Danish capital. The purpose of the visit is … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Princely Couple in the USA, Day Five

  October 25, 2011 at 6:15 pm by

On their final day in the United States, yesterday, October 24th, the Danish Crown Princely Couple hit the ground running early in the morning. Their first stop was to the Life Spire Inc. facility, to view the cooperation between Life Spire and Danish Team Online. Prince Frederik and Princess Mary were shown around the facility, which works to create a supportive working environment for people with disabilities, and learnt about … Continue reading

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Greek Princess to Make Television Soap Debut

  October 25, 2011 at 8:18 am by

The youngest daughter of former King Constantine II of the Hellenes is set to appear on one of the world’s most widely-known soap operas, The Bold and the Beautiful. Princess Theodora, 28, will make her debut on the show in the episode airing in the United States on December 5th, playing the role of personal secretary to the character Bill Spencer, played by Don Diamont. Her character, Alison, will be … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Princely Couple in the USA, Days Two-Four

  October 23, 2011 at 11:54 pm by

The Danish Crown Prince and his wife have continued their visit to the United States over the weekend. They spent their time between New York City and the neighbouring state of New Jersey. On Friday October 21st, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary began with a visit to the September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Centre Complex, alongside the heads of state of Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland. … Continue reading

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Scandi Royals Mark American-Scandinavia Foundation Centennial

  October 23, 2011 at 2:33 am by

Members of Scandinavia’s three royal families, along with the Presidents of their two fellow republics, have spent some time in New York City this weekend, to mark the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s centennial. Their first event was held on Thursday evening, at Scandinavia House. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and President Tarja Halonen of Finland … Continue reading

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