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Victoria’s Volvo Ocean Race Kiss

  April 6, 2009 at 5:38 am by

Crown Princess Victoria has completed an official visit to Brazil, a visit which focused on the 2009 Volvo Ocean Race in Rio de Janeiro. On her first official day in Brazil, April 1st, the Crown Princess attended a seminar called “Children with Disabilities and an Independent Life” in the country’s capital. Later that day, Victoria visited the Grael Foundation. The foundation focuses on children and young adults in need to … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien at Society to Benefit Education 225th Anniversary

  April 5, 2009 at 8:40 pm by

Yesterday, Princess Laurentien travelled to Rotterdam to attend the Society to Benefit General Education’s 225th anniversary celebration. The event took place at Rotterdam’s National Museum, where the Princess was presented with the first copy of the Society’s jubilee book. Laurentien toured the museum and viewed the exhibition celebrating the Society’s 225 years. The exhibition features original 19th century prints showing the Society’s work. For over two centuries, the Society to … Continue reading

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HGD Guillaume Awards Work Promotion Diplomas

  April 5, 2009 at 8:23 pm by

Earlier today, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume awarded Work Promotion 2008/2009 diplomas. The event took place at the Grand-Théâtre de la Ville, and Guillaume awarded the dilpomas to young master craftsmen and those who were awarded with the Work Promotion 2008/2009 diplomas. A picture gallery of the event can be found here. The HGD’s current events thread can be found here.

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Willem-Alexander and Máxima attend Premiere

  April 5, 2009 at 5:44 am by

The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima attended the premiere of the theatre production ‘MAPENZI Tamu’ (‘Sweet Love’) at the RAI Theatre in Amsterdam last night. The production is an initative of the AMREF Flying Doctors, of which the Prince is patron. The cast is compiled of former Kenyan street children, all of whom come from Nairobi. ‘MAPENZI Tamu’ shows how that even in a country where teenage pregnancy and … Continue reading

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Mary’s Saturday of Fun

  April 5, 2009 at 5:24 am by

Saturday April 4th was a fun-filled day for Crown Princess Mary, as she undertook two engagements in different cities. Mary’s first engagement was the acceptance of a donation for the Christmas Seal Foundation (Julemærkefonden). As patron of the foundation, Mary accepted the 250,000DKK collected in 2008 to go towards the Christmas Seal Homes for children, the four in Denmark currently deal with obesity. The Christmas Seal Foundation has been raising … Continue reading

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Princess Mabel opens “Movies that Matter” Film Festival

  April 3, 2009 at 12:59 am by

Last night, Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau (in her position as director of The Elders) officially opened Amnesty International’s “Movies that Matter” film festival in The Hague. Accompanied by her husband, Queen Beatrix’s middle son Prince Friso, Mabel stated, “Movies can of course play an important role in connecting us beyond our own borders and in inspiring change. That is what Movies That Matter is all about – explaining big issues … Continue reading

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Danish Royals help celebrate Home Guard’s 60th Anniversary

  April 3, 2009 at 12:58 am by

The Danish Royal Family was out in force on Wednesday April 1st to help the Danish Home Guard celebrate their 60th anniversary. The eyes of royal-watchers were split between Crown Princess Mary in her military uniform and Princess Marie’s baby bump. After being promoted to lieutenant in the Home Guard in February, Denmark’s future Queen joined her fellow officiers of the Total Defence Region Copenhagen in the parade’s celebration. Also … Continue reading

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Sweden’s King and Queen have a Busy Day

  April 2, 2009 at 12:00 am by

Yesterday, the King and Queen of Sweden had a busy day. First, the pair attended the inauguration of the Sweden-America Centre in Karlstad. At the centre, Carl Gustaf and Silvia viewed exhibits of American/Swedish newspapers and sculptures. The pair then moved to the University of Karlstad, where they attended a chemistry lecture at the Children’s University. More information and pictures of the pair’s busy day can be found here.

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Princess Máxima opens Colourful Business Event

  April 1, 2009 at 11:30 pm by

Earlier today, Princess Máxima of the Netherlands opened the Colourful Business Event in Rotterdam’s Ahoy Centre. The Colourful Business Event focuses on entrepreneurs with cultural backgrounds, women and those who are self-employed. The event’s theme was “Networking for Success”, as networking if one of the most important elements in an organisation’s success. During the day, various guest speakers and guests participated in a number of corporate presentations and classes. The … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia attends ‘Spread the Sign’ inauguration

  April 1, 2009 at 11:11 pm by

On March 31st, Queen Silvia attended the inauguration of a new website translation tool called ‘Spread the Sign‘. The website is an international dictionary of sign languages, where the user types in their desired word and a video showing the word in sign language comes on to the screen. The inauguration took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, as was also attended the Swedish Education Minister, Jan … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary visit the US – Days 5 & 6

  March 28, 2009 at 4:15 am by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary remained in Colorado on Thursday, with the Crown Prince attending the Sportaccord 2009 conference in Denver. Frederik praised Sportaccord’s success in creating a world-known conference, stating in his speech: “You have made Sportaccord into a widely recognized event, which annually brings together the World of Sport and enhances new initiatives.” Watch a video of Frederik’s speech here. While Frederik was at the conference, … Continue reading

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How much for cutlery designed by a Prince? Quite alot!

  March 28, 2009 at 3:32 am by

In a press conference yesterday, Prince Carl Philip introduced a line of silvery cutlery he has design for the Swedish company Mema/GAB. The cutlery line, which has been named CPB 2091, is made of silver and a set of five pieces (knife, fork, spoon, dessert spoon, coffee spoon) can be purchased from goldsmith stores around Sweden for 999 Swedish kroner (approximately 95 Euros). The Prince, who studied design at the … Continue reading

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Princess Margriet opens Blindness Prevention Symposium

  March 27, 2009 at 1:18 am by

Princess Margriet yesterday opened a symposium at the Martini Plaza in Groningen, as part of the 75th anniversary of the General Dutch Association for the Prevention of Blindness (ANVBB). Several Dutch organisations involved in preventing blindness are attending the symposium, to bring attention to the avoidable and unnecessary sight and vision problems which can lead to blindness. Princess Margriet opened the event as patron of VISION 2020 Netherlands, the Dutch … Continue reading

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New Portraits of Danish Royal Family Released

  March 26, 2009 at 11:46 pm by

The Danish Royal Court yesterday released a series of new portraits of the adult members of the family. The series of portraits were taken this past January, in conjunction with the New Year’s Courts. The series includes a group portrait of Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie. Individual portraits of the Crown Prince and Princess, and Prince Joachim and Princess … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary visit the US – Day 4

  March 26, 2009 at 7:37 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s official visit to the United States continued yesterday, when the pair attended the topping-out ceremony of the new Vestas Wind Systems manufacturing plant in Brighton, Colorado. The Crown Prince and Princess were joined by Colorado’s Governor, Bill Ritter, and Vestas’ President, Ole Borup Jakobsen, for the event; where each of the four VIPs turned some dirt on the site of the new plants. … Continue reading

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Constantijn & Laurentien attend ‘Reader’ Premiere

  March 25, 2009 at 10:54 pm by

Earlier tonight, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien attended the Dutch premiere of The Reader, starring Kate Winslett, in Breda. The film was the opening film of the Breda International Film Festival. The film is based on the book by Bernhard Schlink. According to the RVD’s press release, the film in conjunction with the Breda International Film Festival has formed a partnership with the Stichting Lezen & Schrijven (Reading and Writing … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra attends Basketball Final

  March 25, 2009 at 10:41 pm by

Luxembourg’s Princess Alexandra attended the final of the Luxembourg Men’s Basketball Cup 2009. The event was held at the National Sports and Cultural Center in Coque on March 21st. T71 Diddeleng defeated AB Contern 78-60 to take home the trophy, presented by Princess Alexandra. Click here to see more pictures and information.

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Frederik & Mary Visit the US – Day 3

  March 24, 2009 at 11:55 pm by

The Danish royal visit continued today, with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visiting the Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. Crown Prince Frederik gave a speech at the university, where he mentioned how proud he and Mary were to carry on the tradition of Danish Royal Family members visiting the university. Frederik’s grandparents, King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid, visited Grand View in 1939; and his mother, … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary in the US – Day 2

  March 23, 2009 at 11:49 pm by

Still in Chicago earlier today, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary kicked the day off early, attending the 9:45am call for the Climate and Energy Conference arranged by the City of Chicago and the Royal Danish Embassy of Washington DC. Frederik gave the opening remarks at the conference, before he and his wife moved on to a presentation of the green intiatives of Chicago with the Mayor and his … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary in the US – Day 1

  March 23, 2009 at 3:48 am by

After their official visit got off to a delayed start before they’d even left Copenhagen, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary spent the day yesterday in Chicago. The pair kicked off their official visit to the United States with a architectural guided tour of the Windy City. Even though Frederik is on crutches after suffering a broken fibia while on holiday in Switzerland, he didn’t seem to phased as … Continue reading

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