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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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Queen Beatrix and Prince Philip Honour Liberation of Nijmegen

  September 21, 2009 at 10:37 pm by

HM Queen Beatrix and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh yesterday commemorated the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Dutch city of Nijmegen from German occupation during World War II. The city was the first Dutch city to fall to German hands in 1940. The royal pair inspected the customary guard of honour, before laying wreaths at the Resistance Monument at Traianus Square. Speeches were made by both Dutch, British … Continue reading

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Christening of Pieter van Vollenhoven

  September 20, 2009 at 11:21 pm by

TH Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Princess Anita of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven today christened their youngest child, Pieter Anton Maurits Erik van Vollenhoven, in a private ceremony at the Chapel of Palais Het Loo in Apeldoorn. The ceremony was performed by the Minister of The Hague, Ds. EC Roos; and was attended by a large constituent of the Dutch Royal Family. The only senior royals not present were HM the Queen, and … Continue reading

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Princess Mary attends WHO Regional Conference Events

  September 18, 2009 at 3:25 am by

Earlier this week, in her role as patron of the World Health Organisation’s Regional Office for Europe, HRH Crown Princess Mary attended several events in conjunction with the 59th WHO Regional Committee meeting in Copenhagen. On Monday, HRH attended the opening of the annual conference at the WHO building in Copenhagen. Here, Princess Mary spoke to those in attendance about her involvement with WHO. “My primary focus has been on … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Celebrate Prinsjesdag 2009

  September 18, 2009 at 2:31 am by

This past Tuesday, September 15th, the Dutch Royal Family attended the annual opening of parliament, Prinsjesdag. The event took place at The Hague’s 13th century Ridderzal (Hall of Knights), where HM Queen Beatrix addressed the Dutch parliament from the throne. Accompanied by TRH the Prince of Orange, Princess Máxima, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, the Dutch monarch arrived at the Ridderzal in a golden … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander & Máxima Conclude NY400 Visit

  September 14, 2009 at 5:55 am by

TRH the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima have concluded their week-long visit to New York City, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage aboard the Half Moon which discovered the city. After their incredibly busy Tuesday and Wednesday schedules, Thursday was a relatively quiet day for the royal couple. The pair had seperate meetings on water management and micro-finance, the Prince and Princess’ pet areas respectively, … Continue reading

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Honorary Doctorate for Princess Benedikte

  September 14, 2009 at 2:11 am by

HRH Princess Benedikte, the Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, has recently completed an official visit to South Korea, which begun early last week. On Wednesday September 9th, Princess Benedikte was awarded an honorary doctorate in literature from the Seoul Women’s University at a ceremony presided over by the University’s president, Rhee Kwang-ja. The Princess was awarded the doctorate due to her work with young women, and promoting their education. Princess Benedikte is … Continue reading

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Prince of Orange & Princess Máxima’s First Two Days in NYC

  September 11, 2009 at 5:30 am by

TRH The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands have landed in the United States of America for an official visit to mark the 400th anniversary of the Hudson Voyage (and to attend the wedding of Bernardo Guillermo over the weekend), and the first stop was the USS Intrepid, where the Prince and Princess were greeted by Mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg, and the US Secretary of State, … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria travels to Greece for Exhibition Opening

  September 11, 2009 at 2:57 am by

After spending three days in Belgium for the opening of an exhibition with the Belgian Crown Prince and Princess, HRH Crown Princess Victoria has moved on to the Mediterranean. Her first stop has been Athens, Greece, for the opening of the new Acropolis Museum and the opening of Swedish Design Exhibition. It was in Athens yesterday that the Crown Princess was welcomed by Greek President Karolos Papoulias at the entrance … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Invasion of NYC for Bernardo Guillermo’s Wedding

  September 8, 2009 at 4:23 am by

New York City was invaded by the Oranje-Nassaus over the weekend for the wedding of Bernardo Guillermo and Eva Prinz-Valdes. Many members of the younger generation of the Dutch Royal Family arrived in New York late last week for the religious wedding ceremony which took place on Saturday September 5th. Bernardo and Eva married at the Our Lady of All Saints Church in Brooklyn on Saturday evening, with their five … Continue reading

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