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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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Surgery for the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

  September 2, 2009 at 1:59 am by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal court today announced that HRH The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg has undergone surgery. The Grand Duchess’ surgery took place at the University Saint Luc Hospital in Brussels, Belgium. It was performed under the supervision of Professor Doctor Jacques Donnez, a renowned gynecologist. The surgery has been scheduled for some time, and was completed without any complications. It is expected that the Grand Duchess will take several … Continue reading

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King and Queen mark Swedish-Finnish Bicentennial

  August 28, 2009 at 2:45 am by

The King and Queen of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia, have just undertaken an official visit to neighbouring Finland to mark the bicentennial of the two nation’s relations. The King and Queen were invited by President Tarja Halonen, who greeted the Royal Couple at her official summer residence Kultaranta upon their arrival on August 25th. The President’s husband, Dr Pentti Arajärvi, was also on hand for the welcoming ceremony. … Continue reading

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Swedish Archbishop to Preside over the Crown Princely Wedding

  August 24, 2009 at 5:06 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced the names of the four bishops who will preside over the wedding of HRH Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling in June 2010. Archbishop Anders Wejryd will officiate the ceremony, which will take place at Storkyrkan in Gamla Stan. He will be assisted by Bishop Emeritus Lars-Göran Lönnermark, Bishop Antje Jackelén and Dean [Vicar] Åke Bonnier. According to the press release, each Bishop was … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe visits Germany, Day Two

  August 24, 2009 at 3:36 am by

Continuing with her two-day visit to Germany, HM Queen Margrethe II yesterday was still in Dresden. She and her sister, Princess Benedikte, first attended a luncheon at Eckberg Palace. This was also attended by the Saxon Governor Stanislaw Tillich, and his wife Veronika. The two sisters then opened an art exhibition at the Princes Gallery of Dresden Castle, entitled “With Fortuna Over the Sea. Saxony and Denmark Marriages and Alliances … Continue reading

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Princess Mary awards Danish Heart Association Grants

  August 23, 2009 at 4:19 am by

Crown Princess Mary yesterday was at Danfoss University, handing out the Danish Heart Association’s research grants for 2009. Wearing a crisp white and beige outfit, the Princess did so in her capacity as patron of the Heart Association, and awarded three grants of 456,000DKK to three Danes in the field of health: Kirsten Hanehøj from the National Institute of Public Health, who is investigating the consequences of congenital heart defects … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe visits Germany, Day One

  August 22, 2009 at 9:10 pm by

Queen Margrethe II is currently on a two-day visit to Germany, where she met with German President Köhler. The pair had a brief meeting before the Queen had her first engagement. A move to Dresden and the city’s Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) was the site of this engagement, and Margrethe was fascinated by the church’s beauty. She spoke with HE Jochen Bohl, the State Bishop of Saxony, and pointed … Continue reading

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Hans-Adam II Angers the Jewish with Comments about Holocaust

  August 21, 2009 at 2:51 am by

Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein has angered the Jewish community with his comments regarding the Holocaust in an interview with the Liechtensteiner Volksblatt. The 64-year-old Prince stated that it was the tiny alpine nation’s banking secrecy laws which allowed “some Jews to buy their safety during the Holocaust by using money they had deposited in Liechtenstein or Switzerland.” He also claimed that the laws helped citizens of Europe’s former communist … Continue reading

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Princely Family comes out to Celebrate National Day

  August 20, 2009 at 6:09 am by

Last Saturday, August 15th, the Princely Family of Liechtenstein came out in the country’s capital Vaduz to celebrate National Day. HSH Prince Hans-Adam II, the sovereign of the tiny principality, and his wife HSH Princess Marie Aglaë were at the head of the festivities. The couple were joined by their eldest son, HSH Hereditary Prince Alois, and his family (wife HSH Hereditary Princess Sophie and three of their children Princess … Continue reading

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Danish Princesses Support the Danish Fashion Industry

  August 8, 2009 at 9:47 am by

Denmark’s two princesses, Mary and Marie, have both been out this week to support the Danish fashion industry. The pair have attended several fashion shows and events connected to Copenhagen Fashion Week, and for Crown Princess Mary, her patronage of the Copenhagen International Fashion Festival (CIFF). Crown Princess Mary’s first Fashion Week event was on Wednesday the 5th, when she attended the Ole Yde fashion show at the Copenhagen Town … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander & Máxima to sue Associated Press

  August 7, 2009 at 4:21 am by

TRH the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima have launched legal action against American media outlet Associated Press (AP). The action comes after AP published several photos of the couple and their three daughters – Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – taken at the luxury Villa La Angostura ski resort in Argentina, where the family is currently holidaying. The RVD (Government Information Agency) sent a letter to the AP headquarters … Continue reading

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Princess Irene at 70: “I Struggled with my Royal Status”

  August 6, 2009 at 1:04 am by

In an exclusive interview to celebrate her 70th birthday, HRH Princess Irene of the Netherlands has spoken of her struggle to accept her royal status. During the interview/documentary which was aired on Tuesday night in Holland on Nederland 2, Irene told how she couldn’t cope with the separation between herself and the people her royal title and family brought. “I always wanted to be a normal human being,” the Princess … Continue reading

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First Patronage for Princess Marie

  August 3, 2009 at 2:56 am by

The Tønder Festival was announced by the Danish Royal Court as the first patronage of HRH Princess Marie. The annual folk music festival, which takes place in the southern-Danish city of Tønder neighbouring Marie’s home at Schackenborg Castle, has been running since 1975. The festival traditionally runs on the last weekend of August each year, the dates for this year’s concert being August 27-30. As well as local Danish artists, … Continue reading

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Margriet & Pieter inaugurate Aruban National Museum & Park

  August 1, 2009 at 10:01 am by

Continuing with their official visit to Aruba, HRH Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven inaugurated both the Aruba National Archeological Museum (MANA) and the Arikok National Park last Sunday, July 26th. First on the agenda was a trip to the Arikok National Park, which covers 18% of the island nation. The royal pair visited the park to inaugurate its new visitor’s centre, the final installment of the park’s three-year … Continue reading

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