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Danish Royals attend Court Ball at Christiansborg

  January 29, 2010 at 1:37 am by

In the evening of January 27th, HM Queen Margrethe II and HRH Prince Henrik hosted a court ball at Christiansborg Palace for the members of Danish Government, Danish Parliament and the Danish representatives in the European Parliament. The white-tie and tiaras event was also attended by TRH Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte. Featuring a three-course meal and wine from Prince Henrik’s Chateau … Continue reading

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New Swedish Portraits Released, Coninciding with Official Wedding Goods

  January 24, 2010 at 4:34 am by

Earlier this week, the official wedding series celebrating the upcoming marriage of HRH Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Daniel Westling was released at the Formex Fair in Stockholm. The series contains various items – both edible and collectable. Chocolates, cider, flower seeds, vases, cutlery and crockery, a commemorative plate, cuff links, glassware and coasters form the series which were all produced by Royal Warrant holders and feature the official colours … Continue reading

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Triple Treat for the Gloucesters – Three Babies on the Way

  January 20, 2010 at 7:30 am by

It’s going to be a baby-ful year for the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester this year, with all three of their children expecting babies. Richard and Birgitte’s 35-year-old son Alexander, the Earl of Ulster, and his wife Claire are expecting their second child. Son Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden was born in March 2007. Eldest daughter Lady Davina Lewis, 32, and her husband Gary are expecting their first child, they wed … Continue reading

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Prince Frederik in Saudi Arabia & Qatar

  January 19, 2010 at 8:03 pm by

HRH Crown Prince Frederik arrived in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh on Friday night, and spent the following day, January 16th, visiting trade and industry ministers before having meetings with various Saudi royals in the afternoon. They included HM King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, HRH Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, HRH Prince Naif (Interior Minister) and HRH Prince Saud (Foreign Affairs Minister). An official dinner for local representatives and the … Continue reading

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Countess of Frederiksborg’s Father Passes Away

  January 13, 2010 at 8:28 pm by

Richard Manley, the 85-year-old father of HE the Countess of Frederiksborg, passed away earlier this week in a Vienna hospital. A statement released by the Countess stated that she, her two sisters and her mother Christa were by Mr Manley’s bedside when he passed, following a short illness. A funeral will take place in private on an undisclosed date. The Manleys moved to Mrs Manley’s hometown of Vienna, Austria in … Continue reading

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Final New Years Courts for 2010

  January 8, 2010 at 8:25 pm by

The final two New Years Courts of 2010 were held on January 5th and 6th at Christian VII’s Palace in Amalienborg. The first court on the 5th began at 09:50, and invited the judges of the Danish Supreme Court, the Royal Lifeguards and the Hussar Guard Regiment officers to join HM Queen Margrethe II, TRH the Prince Consort, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. From there it was on … Continue reading

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Engagement of Princess Nathalie and Alexander Johannsmann

  January 4, 2010 at 6:58 pm by

The Danish Royal Court has today announced the engagement of HH Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg to Mr Alexander Johannsmann. The statement read: Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte and His Highness Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg have the pleasure to announce that Her Highness Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg has become engaged to Mr Alexander Johannsmann. Princess Nathalie is the youngest daughter of HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark and HH Prince Richard zu … Continue reading

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Laura Lopes Delivers Twin Boys

  January 3, 2010 at 8:21 am by

Laura Lopes, the daughter of the Duchess of Cornwall, gave birth to twin boys on December 30th. The newborns, Laura’s second and third children with husband Harry (daughter Eliza was born in January 2008), have been named Gus and Louis. Clarence House confirmed the news, adding that “mother and sons are doing well.” The spokesperson also said that the Duchess was “absolutely delighted” by the new additions, and that the … Continue reading

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Danish New Years Court for the Order of the Elephant

  January 2, 2010 at 4:23 am by

The first event of the 2010 Danish calender took place last night in Copenhagen, the annual New Year’s Court for members of the Order of the Elephant (Denmark’s highest honour), the Danish government and the Royal Court. The members were received by HM Queen Margrethe II and HRH the Prince Consort at Christian VII’s Palace in Amalienborg, before a banquet took place attended also by TRH the Crown Prince and … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from The Royal Forums

  December 25, 2009 at 2:28 am by

On behalf of the team at The Royal Forums and The Royal Forums Blog, I would like to wish all our members and readers a safe and happy holidays, and an exciting start to 2011! We would like to thank all our members who contribute to the Forums to make it the place it is, and look forward to ‘seeing’ you all again in the New Year. JessRulz, The Royal … Continue reading

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2009 Prince Claus Prize

  December 17, 2009 at 9:31 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family yesterday attended the 2009 Prince Claus Prize awards ceremony. Attended by HM Queen Beatrix and TRH the Prince of Orange, Princess Máxima, Prince Constantijn (who presented the award as honorary chairman of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development), Princess Laurentien, Prince Friso (also honorary chairman) and Princess Mabel; this year’s award went to Colombian architect Simón Vélez, who has been investigating how bamboo can … Continue reading

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Victoria & Daniel Set Up Wedding Foundation

  December 16, 2009 at 12:30 am by

HRH Crown Princess Victoria and her fiancé, Daniel Westling, have set up their own wedding foundation – the ‘Kronprinsessparets Bröllopsstiftelse‘ (Crown Princess Couple’s Wedding Foundation). According to the press release issued today by the Royal Court, the foundation aims to “promote children and young people in Sweden, in order to combat exclusion and promote good health.” It’s initial objectives are to foster the care and upbringing of children and adolescents, … Continue reading

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2009 Royal Variety Performance

  December 13, 2009 at 7:11 am by

HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh attended the 2009 Royal Variety Performance on December 7th, in Blackpool. The star-studded bash, hosted by comedian Peter Kay, included performances by Bette Midler, Canadian crooner Michael Bublé, singer Mika and the winner of X-Factor Alexandra Burke. But it was two American starlets who stole the show, through their risqué and “outlandish” performances – Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga. While … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony 2009

  December 11, 2009 at 11:20 pm by

The awards ceremony for the 2009 Nobel Prize Awards took place at the Stockholm Concert Hall last night, Thursday December 10th. The awards were presented by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf, as he does each year. The entire Swedish Royal Family was also in attendance. Although meant to begin at 16:30 local time, the Swedish royals were running a little behind schedule, and as such, the ceremony was delayed a … Continue reading

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Watch the Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony Live!

  December 10, 2009 at 6:14 am by

On December 10th, the 2009 Nobel Prizes will be awarded to this year’s recipients. In Norway, US President Barack Obama will be presented with the Nobel Peace Prize at 13:00 local time, in the presence of the Norwegian Royal Family. In Sweden, King Carl XVI Gustaf will present the five Nobel Prizes of Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Literature and Economic Sciences to twelve laureates at 16:30 local time. Each ceremony may … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals attend CLAUS! Play

  December 9, 2009 at 6:44 am by

Queen Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien attended a play in honour of their late husband and father, Prince Claus, on December 6th. The play, entitled CLAUS!, showcased the late Prince’s love of Africa, and his relationship with the Dutch Antilles and Suriname. CLAUS! was produced by the Stichting Julius Lives! foundation, under the initiative of Dutch MP John Leerdam. The play was completely sold-out, which is a wonderful demonstration … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary visits Afghanistan

  December 9, 2009 at 6:12 am by

Crown Princess Mary has recently returned from a secret visit to Danish troops serving in Afghanistan. The visit took place on November 29 and 30. Visiting the province of Helmand in southern Afghanistan, Mary was joined by the President of the Folketinget, Thor Pedersen, and the Danish Defence Minister, Soren Gade. The group arrived at Camp Bastion in Helmand on Sunday November 29th. From there, they visited the Danish army … Continue reading

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HGD Guillaume visits the US

  November 26, 2009 at 12:02 am by

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume was recently on a working visit to the United States. The four-day visit took place between November 16th and 19th. HRH paid visits to the states of Delaware, Michigan and Ohio where he visited various industrial businesses. Guillaume visited the corporate headquarters of DuPont de Nemours in Wilmington, DE, the Guardian Industries and Delphi Automotive in Auburn Hills and Troy, MI respectively and the Goodyear Tire … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary of the United Nations’ Rights of the Child Celebrated in Stockholm

  November 21, 2009 at 6:09 am by

Various royals flocked to Stockholm these past two days, to attend events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ Rights of the Child convention. A private seminar on the celebration was held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm early on Thursday November 19th, and was attended by a large group of royal women: Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Paola … Continue reading

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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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