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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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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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