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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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Bomb Scare for Swedish Princess

  October 16, 2009 at 1:53 am by

A suspicious package caused the bomb squad to decend on the World Childhood Foundation headquarters in New York City on Tuesday, October 14th. The package, which was addressed to HRH Princess Madeleine, the youngest child of TM King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, was found to contain mix tapes, undergarments, a love letter to the Princess and a proposal – but no bomb. Anika Sonnerberg, a spokeswoman for the … Continue reading

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Prince Overboard – Frederik in Sydney for the WMG

  October 14, 2009 at 5:46 am by

HRH Crown Prince Frederik ended up in the drink of Sydney Harbour earlier today, during his 35+ Tasar sailing competition at the 2009 World Masters Games in Sydney, Australia. The 13-16°C weather in Sydney today created a chilly experience for the Prince. Due to strong winds between Point Piper and Mosman Bay, Frederik and his partner Chris Meehan saw their boat, Nanoq, capsize before they had even competed. The pair … Continue reading

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Royal Attendance in Monaco for Cancer Gala

  October 13, 2009 at 1:06 am by

Last Friday, October 9th, members of several royal houses descended upon the tiny principality of Monaco to attend the European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer gala. HSH Prince Albert II, the Sovereign Prince of Monaco played host to HRH The Crown Princess of Sweden, TRH Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz of Belgium, and TRH Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg for the charity gala, which was … Continue reading

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Prince Constantijn Reaches the Big 4-0

  October 10, 2009 at 11:43 pm by

To mark the fortieth birthday of HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, the Dutch Royal Court has released new portraits of the Prince and his family. The series features the Prince and his wife, HRH Princess Laurentien, and the couple’s three children: TE Countess Eloise, Count Claus-Casimir and Countess Leonore. There are also two individual portraits of the Prince, and in several of the images the facial similarites between Constantijn … Continue reading

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Princess Ariane Hospitalised with Respiratory Problems

  October 9, 2009 at 8:56 am by

The Dutch Royal Court today revelead that HRH Princess Ariane, the youngest daughter of TRH The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima, was admitted to hospital yesterday with respiratory problems resulting from an infection to her upper breathing system. In the press release, the RVD stated that Princess Máxima spent the night at the hospital with her daughter, and that the two-year-old will be released Friday morning, Dutch time. This … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Elected to IOC

  October 9, 2009 at 8:27 am by

Crown Prince Frederik has been elected to the International Olympic Committee, as the representative for Denmark. The Prince was elected by a majority vote of 77 to 9, plus six absentee ballots. The election took place in Copenhagen at the 121st IOC Congress. His election has already been celebrated in Denmark, with the President of the Danish National Olympic Committee, Nils Nygaard, congratulating the Prince and stating what this means … Continue reading

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New Portraits Mark Nine Years of Grand Duke’s Reign

  October 7, 2009 at 11:10 pm by

The Court of the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family today released a series of new family portraits to mark the ninth anniversary of HRH Grand Duke Henri’s accession to the throne. The set of fourteen photos features the entire Grand Ducal Family; and for the first time included Princess Tessy, the wife of Prince Louis, and the couple’s two sons, Gabriel and Noah, in an official photo with the whole family. … Continue reading

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Danish Royals attend Opening of Parliament 2009

  October 7, 2009 at 12:47 am by

The Danish Royal Family today attended the opening of the 2009/2010 Danish parliamentary season at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen. The royal family traditionally attends the opening each year, where the current Prime Minister opens the season. HRH Princess Benedikte, the younger sister of HM Queen Margrethe, arrived at Folketinget (the Danish parliament) first just after 11:45 local time. She was followed by TRH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, who was … Continue reading

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Frederik & Anne Launch New Save the Children Campaign

  October 5, 2009 at 10:32 pm by

TRH Crown Prince Frederik and The Princess Royal today joined forces in Copenhagen for the launch of the Save the Children Fund’s new campaign, “Knit a Hat,” at the Fund’s centre in Copenhagen. The two royals, who are both patrons of the Save the Children Fund, brought along a knitted hat to donate, in keeping with the new campaign. “Knit a Hat” aims to reduce infant mortality rates in developing … Continue reading

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Obama Meets the Danes, Admires Royal Tapestries

  October 3, 2009 at 9:51 am by

An audience with HM the Queen of Denmark. That is how US President Barack Obama and his wife, First Lady Michelle, ended their visit to Copenhagen yesterday, October 2nd. The duo first met with Queen Margrethe II and HRH the Prince Consort at Christiansborg Palace, before the President was presented with a guard of honour by the Royal Danish Life Guard. President and First Lady Obama were then introduced to … Continue reading

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Margrethe II Hosts IOC Luncheon, Opening Ceremony

  October 2, 2009 at 2:42 am by

The 121st International Olympic Committee Congress kicked off yesterday, with a luncheon hosted by HM Queen Margrethe II and the Opening Ceremony at the elegant Copenhagen Opera House. The day began with an early afternoon lunch at Amalienborg Palace, which was hosted by the Queen for the visiting IOC delegations from Spain, the US, Brazil and Japan. TRH Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the luncheon … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary attends Brain Exhibition Opening

  October 1, 2009 at 9:31 am by

HRH Crown Princess Mary yesterday, September 30th, attended the opening of a special exhibit focusing on the human brain at the Experimentarium in Hellerup. The exhibition opens today to the public, and will run until next year. During the visit, the Princess got the opportunity to view school children’s brain dioramas, saw a pig brain dissection and was able to herself hold a brain which came from a 52-year-old organ … Continue reading

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Princess Máxima Appointed UN Advocate for Inclusive Finance

  September 23, 2009 at 1:22 am by

Princess Máxima of the Netherlands has been appointed at the United Nations Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance, as was announced by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon. “Your extensive knowledge and expertise makes you a perfect choice for this important undertaking. You will be able to work for the well-being of so many people who need the United Nations,” he said. In her new role, Princess Máxima will advise the Secretary-General … Continue reading

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