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Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Day Five

  November 7, 2009 at 7:24 pm by

The Danish State Visit to Vietnam ended on Friday,with the royal men once again attending business forums in the morning at the Sheraton Hotel. TRH Prince Henrik and Crown Prince Frederik once again viewed business stands and attended environmental seminars throughout the morning; while their wives, HM Queen Margrethe II and HRH Crown Princess Mary, paid a visit to the Phasion-Viedam Moulding factory where they were given a tour around … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Day Four

  November 5, 2009 at 9:16 pm by

The dreary weather in Vietnam today created some issues for the Danish royals on the fourth day of their state visit. The morning’s planned sailing trip from the Thien Mu Pagoda was cancelled as the water levels in the river had risen two meters. The royals also had to alter their transportation to the area. HM Queen Margrethe and HRH Prince Henrik had to double back and have their plane … Continue reading

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Zara Phillips attends 2009 Emirates Melbourne Cup

  November 5, 2009 at 4:11 am by

Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, has paid a flying visit to Melbourne, Australia, where she attended the 2009 Emirates Melbourne Cup. Zara attended the event on Tuesday November 3rd as one of the year’s international guests (others included Good Charlotte rockers Benji and Joel Madden), and was a prominent fixture in the Birdcage (the place to be). Wearing a royal blue frock by American brand Thread … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Day Three

  November 4, 2009 at 11:50 pm by

On the third day of the state visit between Denmark and Vietnam, the focus was on HM Queen Margrethe II and HRH Prince Henrik. The royal couple visited Danish work-wear company Mascot International’s building in Hai Duong, where they were met by the company’s directors, Michael Grosbøl and Thomas Bo Pedersen. Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik were treated to a guided tour of the factory, before attending the awards ceremony … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Day Two

  November 3, 2009 at 10:23 pm by

The second day of the Danish State Visit to Vietnam began early this morning, with TRH Prince Henrik and Crown Prince Frederik attending a business forum at the Melia Hotel. Prince Henrik awarded the HRH Prince Henrik’s Honorary Medal to Preben Hjortlund, a Danish businessman, during the event which was well attended by the Danish business delegation on the visit. During the forum, the two men visited several stands and … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Day One

  November 2, 2009 at 11:56 pm by

HM Queen Margrethe II, accompanied by TRH the Prince Consort, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, was welcomed by the Vietnamese President Nguyen Minth Triet and a full guard of honour. The President’s wife, First Lady Tran Thi Kim Chi, was also on hand for the welcoming. Despite the sub-tropic climate, the Queen and the President stood under a shaded platform while the remainder of the party stood in … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Pre-Visit Activities

  November 1, 2009 at 10:21 pm by

The Danish State Visit to Vietnam began in a semi-official capacity this afternoon local time, with HM Queen Margrethe II and the Royal Family spending the day in Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital. Queen Margrethe and HRH Prince Henrik, the Prince Consort, arrived in Vietnam earlier in the day and were welcomed at the Noi Bai National Airport with a guard of honour. This was followed by the first of several … Continue reading

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Royal Fiancé Receives Swine Flu Vaccine, Royal Family Wait in Line

  November 1, 2009 at 5:07 am by

Daniel Westling, the fiancé of HRH Crown Princess Victoria, has been confirmed as receiving the much-sought-after Influenza A (H1N1), ie. swine flu, vaccine. Westling is considered to be in the high-risk group after undergoing a kidney transplant in May this year. The high-risk category includes pregnant women, people with compromised immune systems (cancer patients, HIV/AIDS sufferers), and people who fall into the seasonal flu vaccine at-risk group (as Daniel does). … Continue reading

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Japan’s Prince Mikasa Suffers Cardiac Arrest

  November 1, 2009 at 4:45 am by

HIH Prince Mikasa, the 93-year-old uncle of HIM Emperor Akihito, was admitted to a Tokyo hospital on Friday October 30th after he suffered a minor cardiac arrest. The Imperial Household Agency (IHA) confirmed the news earlier this weekend. This is the second time in the past eighteen months the Prince has been hospitalised, he was admitted to the same hospital suffering from acute heart failure in June 2008. Prince Mikasa … Continue reading

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Elderly Grand Duke attends Concert with Children

  October 28, 2009 at 11:03 pm by

Grand Duke Jean yesterday attended a concert held by the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra. The 88-year-old Grand Duke was accompanied by his five children: HRH The Grand Duke of Luxembourg, HIRH Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria, HRH Prince Jean, HRH Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein and HRH Prince Guillaume. The concert was held in homage to HRH the late Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte, Grand Duke Jean’s wife. The Grand Duchess died in January … Continue reading

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Princess Mary launches 2009 Christmas Seal

  October 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm by

Crown Princess Mary yesterday launched the 2009 Christmas Seal (Julemærkefonden), at the Tivoli Amusement Park. This year’s stamps were designed by Birgitte Els-Schleuder, who says her inspiration for the designs were “old poetic Christmas decorations.” Mary met with Els-Schleuder and several young girls from the Foundation homes at the launch, before revealing this year’s stamp. The Crown Princess was joined by her mother-in-law’s first cousin, HE Count Ingolf of Rosenborg, … Continue reading

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Princess Anita of Orange-Nassau turns 40

  October 27, 2009 at 4:57 am by

HH Princess Anita of Orange-Nassau, the wife of HH Prince Pieter-Christiaan, today celebrates her fortieth birthday. Princess Anita was born Anita Theodora van Eijk on October 27th, 1969, to Leonardus Antonius and J.C.M. van Eijk. Anita was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland and has an older sister and brother (her brother passed away when Anita was 16 years of age). From her birth, Anita was a ‘citizen of the world’. She … Continue reading

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Posthumous Fashion Award for Princess Grace

  October 26, 2009 at 5:14 am by

HSH the late Princess Grace of Monaco was posthumously presented with the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award last Thursday, October 22nd in a ceremony in Beverly Hills. The Princess’ son, Prince Albert II, was on hand to accept the award on behalf of his mother. During the awards ceremony and following cocktail party, which benefited the Princess Grace Foundation-USA and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Prince Albert … Continue reading

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King Bhumibol Steps Out

  October 25, 2009 at 7:49 pm by

HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who has been hospitalised for a month in Bangkok, made a surprise public appearance on Friday in the garden of the Siriraj Hospital where he is being treated. The King was wheeled down from his suite in an electric wheelchair, and raised his arm in response to greetings on the way down and in the garden. He appeared no worse than he has in the past, … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia & Princess Madeleine at WCF Gala in NYC

  October 22, 2009 at 5:02 am by

HM Queen Silvia and HRH Princess Madeleine attended the gala held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the World Childhood Foundation USA yesterday evening in New York City. The mother-daughter duo arrived just after 6pm local time and made their entrance along the red-carpet at The Harvard Club on 35 West 44th Street in red and blue evening gowns, respectively. The two women were accompanied by Madeleine’s fiance, Jonas Bergström, … Continue reading

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Royal Court Denies Queen will Abdicate Next Year

  October 21, 2009 at 6:24 am by

A new book, Royal Travels – Behind the Scenes with the Monarchy, has reported that HM Queen Margrethe II will abdicate next April 16th – the day of her 70th birthday. Written by journalist and royal expert John Lindskog, the book claims the Queen will abdicate next year to “follow her husband to his beloved home Chateau de Cayx.” Her husband, HRH Prince Henrik, is a native Frenchman and has … Continue reading

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Prince Albert meets the Pope, attends Grace Kelly Exhibition

  October 19, 2009 at 5:24 am by

HSH Prince Albert II paid a day-long visit to the Vatican City, and then to Rome, on October 16th. The Prince’s first stop was to visit His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. The morning meeting was held in the library of the Pope’s residence, where the two men spoke of the need for moral education, defending the right to life and the protection of the environment. And, as was reported by … Continue reading

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As King’s Health Remains Guarded, Thai People Fear Chaos

  October 17, 2009 at 8:11 pm by

HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej has been in hospital for almost a month, and angst has hit the Thai people as they fear what will occur if the King passes. King Bhumibol’s health has been a closely guarded secret since his admitance to Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital on September 19th, with palace officials disclosing little apart from releasing vague bulletins stating the King’s health is improving and that his recovery is successful, … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe visits Troops in Germany

  October 17, 2009 at 4:48 am by

HM Queen Margrethe II has paid a visit to one of her foreign patronages, the 1st Battalion of the Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment (PWRR), in Germany. During the visit, which took place at the Regiment’s base in Paderborn, the Queen spoke with the soldiers and laid a wreath in memory of soldiers lost during war in recent years. Queen Margrethe was also on hand to view a training ground … Continue reading

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Luxembourg State Visit from President McAleese

  October 17, 2009 at 4:24 am by

Upon the invitation of HRH The Grand Duke, President Mary McAleese of the Republic of Ireland paid a state visit to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg this past Wednesday and Thursday. The President was welcomed by Grand Duke Henri and HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume as she and husband Doctor Martin McAleese arrived in Luxembourg, before the delegation headed to the city for the official welcoming ceremony and a viewing … Continue reading

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