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Remembrance and Liberation Days in the Netherlands

  May 6, 2010 at 6:42 am by

Queen Beatrix, the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima have spent the past two days marking the Netherlands’ Remembrance and Liberation Days, held each year on May 4th and 5th, respectively. Accompanied by Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, the royals attended a service in the Nieuwe Kerk. The Queen and Prince of Orange then laid wreaths on the National Monument, before two minutes silence was taken. During the two minutes … Continue reading

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Beatrix and Henri at the Reopening of Villa Vauban

  May 3, 2010 at 11:36 pm by

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was in Luxembourg on May 1st, where she attended an event with Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. The trio reopened Villa Vauban after five years of renovations, and also opened the inaugural exhibition, entitled ‘The Golden Age Reloaded’, of the new museum. The museum houses a large part of a collection from the Dutch Golden Age (17th century works), as well as … Continue reading

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Koninginnedag 2010

  May 3, 2010 at 11:24 pm by

The Dutch Royals were in Zeeland today, to celebrate the 2010 edition of Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day). This year’s festivities were also used to mark Queen Beatrix’s 30th anniversary on the throne. The entire family was present (minus Prince Maurits and Princess Marilène, who were attending the funeral of Hereditary Prince Carl Friedrich zu Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg in Bavaria – Princess Margriet and Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven left half way through the day … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf Celebrates 64th Birthday

  May 3, 2010 at 10:18 pm by

On Friday April 30th, King Carl XVI Gustaf turned 64. As is done each year, a small celebration was held in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm at noon. Joined by his son, Prince Carl Philip, the King marched into the courtyard to the tune of the military band before received flowers and well-wishes from the crowd that had gathered to wish the King a happy birthday. There … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Unveil Queen’s Day 2009 Memorial Ahead of 2010 Edition

  April 29, 2010 at 11:20 am by

A somber day for the Dutch Royal Family today, as they attended the unveiling of the memorial dedicated to the victims of last year’s Koninginnedag tragedy in Apeldoorn. The event was attended by nearly all senior members of the family, as well as the families of the seven victims. Several members of the victims’ families spoke to the gathering, causing several of the Princesses to pull out tissues and handkerchiefs … Continue reading

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Medvedev Visits Denmark

  April 29, 2010 at 1:25 am by

Following his state visit to Norway, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev spent April 27th and April 28th in Denmark, paying a state visit to Queen Margrethe II. President Medvedev and his wife, First Lady Svetlana Medvedeva, arrived to Copenhagen Airport in Kastrup just after noon on Tuesday; where they were greeted by the Queen, the Prince Consort, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie and Princess … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Breaks Engagement

  April 24, 2010 at 11:39 am by

The Swedish Royal Court yesterday announced that Princess Madeleine and Jonas Bergström have called off their engagment. The announcement comes after weeks of media reports that the pair’s relationship is in a crisis, and allegations that Mr Bergström had cheated on his fiance. The official statement read: “After careful consideration, Princess Madeleine and Mr Jonas Bergström made a joint decision to go seperate ways. They have come to the conclusion … Continue reading

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Delays Can’t Damper Queen Margrethe’s Birthday Celebrations

  April 19, 2010 at 8:01 am by

Queen Margrethe has marked her seventieth birthday, with birthday celebrations running for three weeks in the lead up to April 16th, her actual birthday. The first four events ran between March 24th and April 9th, and consisted of exhibition openings at the Moesgaard Museum, the Skovgaard Museum, the Amalienborg Museum and the Frederiksborg Museum. These exhibitions showcased the Queen’s hobbies of archaeology, her ‘life-work’ in art starting at her childhood, … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Breaks Leg

  April 12, 2010 at 2:51 am by

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has broken her leg, as Clarence House has confirmed. The break occurred while the Duchess was out walking near Birkhall, her residence with HRH The Prince of Wales in Scotland. Initially believing the injury to be nothing more than a sprain, the Duchess went home before going to a local hospital the following day for x-rays. Clarence House confirmed that she had suffered a twisted … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of Queen Ingrid’s Birth

  April 1, 2010 at 4:20 am by

Sunday March 28th marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid of Sweden, the woman who would later become the Queen Consort of Denmark. Born Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta in 1910, Princess Ingrid was the third child and only daughter of Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf (later King Gustav VI Adolf) and his first wife, Crown Princess Margaret (nee, Princess of Connaught). The newborn Princess … Continue reading

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The Christening of the littlest Van Vollenhoven

  March 29, 2010 at 5:34 am by

The youngest member of the Van Vollenhoven family, Eliane, was christened yesterday, March 28th, at the Chapel of Het Loo Palace. There was quite the Orange turnout for the christening, with all members of Queen Beatrix and Princess Margriet’s families present (except for Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Laurentien, Isabella and Pieter van Vollenhoven). Also in attendance were Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma and his fiancée, Annemarie Gualtherie van Weezel, and his siblings … Continue reading

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Hej, Olá – Swedish State Visit to Brazil

  March 29, 2010 at 5:00 am by

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia have completed a state visit to the South American nation of Brazil, the country where Queen Silvia spent her childhood. The duo were invited by Brazil’s President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Arriving a few days early, the King and Queen began their visit unofficially on March 22nd at the Suape Harbour in Ipojuca and then in Recife Antigo, where they … Continue reading

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Princess Nathalie Announces Pregnancy

  March 25, 2010 at 8:29 am by

HSH Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her fiance, Alexander Johannsmann, have revealed that they are expecting their first child, in an interview with Danish magazine Billed Bladet. The baby is due in July. Their engagement was announced earlier this year, and they will wed civally in around a month’s time, with a church wedding set for 2011. “We have not found a set date yet though. It will be not … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Participate in NL DOET

  March 24, 2010 at 3:14 am by

As they do each year, the Dutch Royal Family participated in NL DOET over the weekend (the event formerly known as Make A Difference Day). This year, the royals were all in one place – a playground in Nieuwegein. Arriving in the morning, each family member was given their own task to complete. Queen Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Marilène and Princess Annette were in charge of repainting a faded mural … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Visit Hungary

  March 24, 2010 at 2:46 am by

TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark have recently completed a two-day visit to Hungary. They attended the opening of the “Power Games” exhibition of Danish contemporary art event at the Ludwig Museum, whose goal is to “filter the political and social reality through art.” Prince Frederik and Princess Mary were greeted by Hungarian VIPs and school children dressed in traditional Hungarian costumes. After the opening, the … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria Celebrates Name Day

  March 13, 2010 at 5:50 am by

As she does each year on March 12th at noon, Crown Princess Victoria yesterday stepped out into the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm to greet the public on the occasion of her name day. Wearing a hot pink coat and black suede boots, Victoria was accompanied by her fiancé, Daniel Westling, and her mother, Queen Silvia. They stood; the Crown Princess on a raised podium, the Queen and … Continue reading

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Details Released for Daisy’s 70th Birthday

  March 10, 2010 at 8:11 pm by

A program for the 70th birthday celebrations of HM Queen Margrethe II, whose birthday is April 16th, was released yesterday by the Royal Court. The program begins in late March and runs through to April 16th, with the Queen and senior members of the royal family attending the openings of multiple exhibitions honouring various sectors of the Queen’s life. A banquet at Christiansborg Palace will take place on April 13th, … Continue reading

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Joachim & Marie Visit Mexico to Launch “Wild Swans” Exhibition

  March 10, 2010 at 3:18 am by

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark have paid an official visit to the United Mexican States, between March 3rd and 6th. Arriving in Mexico City, a press conference at the location of the exhibition – Museo Franz Mayer – was the first stop for the visitors. Prince Joachim was joined by the director and producer of “The Wild Swans”, Jacob Jorgensen, for the press conference. Joachim and Marie also … Continue reading

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President Zuma’s Visit to the UK

  March 8, 2010 at 10:57 pm by

South African President Jacob Zuma has just undertaken a state visit to the United Kingdom, upon the invitation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. He and his wife, Mrs Thobeka Madiba Zuma, arrived on March 2nd. The following day, March 3rd, the ceremonial welcome took place on Horse Guards Parade. Queen Elizabeth and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh welcomed the South African President and First Lady, accompanied by TRH the Prince … Continue reading

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Parker-Bowles Clan Welcomes Another Baby

  March 8, 2010 at 9:30 pm by

The Parker-Bowleses have welcomed another baby into their clan – the Duchess of Cornwall’s son, Tom, and his wife Sara announced the birth of their second child recently. The newborn, a baby boy, was born on February 28th and named Freddy. He joins big sister Lola, born in October 2007. Freddy is the third grandson of the Duchess, whose daughter Laura welcomed twin boys in late December.

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