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Swedish King and Saudi Prince Present Donation for Scout Foundation

  May 12, 2009 at 2:38 am by

HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and HH Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Mohammed of Saudi Arabia attended the World Scout Foundation meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday May 8th. Here, the King of Sweden, who is the Honorary Chairman of the foundation, and Prince Faisal, the Saudi Minister for Education and President of the Saudi Arabian Boy Scouts Association, announced the $US3,000,000 donation to the Foundation’s peace initiative … Continue reading

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Prince Frederik visits Svendborg to Celebrate ‘Sport Community of the Year’

  May 12, 2009 at 1:29 am by

Crown Prince Frederik yesterday paid a visit to the Helse School in Svendborg, 190km south-west of Copenhagen. The visit was part of the municipality being awarded the ‘The Year’s Sports Community’ for 2008. At the school, Frederik was shown various sporting activities that the school has implemented to improve the health and physical activity of its pupils. The school participates in a research project, where the students do around five-six … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Trio to Head to Greenland Later this Month

  May 11, 2009 at 8:05 am by

The three heirs to the Scandinavian thrones of Denmark, Norway and Sweden will embark on a six-day trip to Greenland later this month, to gain insight into how climate change is affecting the nation and its people. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden will travel aboard the HDMS Ejnar Mikkelsen ship from Kangerlussuaq, in south-western Greenland, through Disko Bay where … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia speaks for the First Time about Brother’s Death

  May 8, 2009 at 5:54 am by

For the first time since her brother Jörg Sommerlath’s death in 2006, Queen Silvia has spoken about how palliative care assisted her brother in his final months. Jörg Sommerlath died of laryngeal cancer in early 2006, in the palliative care department of a German hospital, where the Queen spent those final months by his side. In an exclusive interview with Svenska Dagbladet, the Queen tells how much of a difference … Continue reading

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Count Björn Bernadotte weds Sandra Angerer on Mainau Island

  May 8, 2009 at 1:47 am by

Count Björn Bernadotte af Wisborg married his girlfriend of five years, Swiss-born Sandra Angerer, yesterday in a religious ceremony on his family’s estate on the island of Mainau, which sits in the middle of Germany’s Lake Constance. The Count proposed to Sandra last June, and a civil ceremony took place on April 25th. The religious ceremony took place at the estate’s Schlosskirche St Marien (St Marien’s Palace Church) in front … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Visit Danish Minority in Flensburg

  May 8, 2009 at 1:46 am by

On May 6th, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited the town of Flensburg in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, just below the Danish-German border. The aim of the royal couple’s visit was to visit the Danish minority living in the city. Spending five hours in Flensburg, Frederik and Mary began their visit at the Town Hall where hundreds of school-children waited outside waving Danish flags. Schleswig-Holstein’s Prime Minister Peter … Continue reading

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A Big Day Out for “Aunty Mary”

  May 5, 2009 at 1:09 am by

It was a big day yesterday for the Danish Royal Family. Princess Marie gave birth to a son early in the morning; while Crown Princess Mary was also out and about, performing two official engagements. Mary first attended the baptism of a new tulip, the ‘Kronprinsesse Mary Tulipan’ (Crown Princess Mary Tulip), at Gavnø Castle, south of Copenhagen. Accompanied by her close friend and the lady of the castle, Baroness … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Visit Koninginnedag Crash Wounded

  May 2, 2009 at 9:21 pm by

Following the attempt on their lives at Thursday’s Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day) festivities in Apeldoorn, several members of the Dutch Royal Family yesterday visited the wounded victims of the tragic car crash which has claimed six lives, plus that of the perpetrator. Queen Beatrix visited the Isala Clinic in Zwolle, where she spoke with the injured and their families for four hours. Her Majesty has been receiving constant updates on the … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik Presents African Art ahead of Exhibition Opening

  April 29, 2009 at 11:57 pm by

Earlier today, Prince Henrik attended a press conference at the Gl Holtegaard Museum of Modern Art to present and talk about his private collection of African art that will go on exhibition between May 2 and July 26. There are over 200 pieces of exquisite art in the exhibition, all from the Prince’s collection and chosen for the exhibition by the Prince himself. The exhibition, entitled “To Gods, Spirits and … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary launches “Turn Down the Sun” Campaign 2009

  April 29, 2009 at 11:51 pm by

Yesterday, Crown Princess Mary donned her sun-smart hat to attend the launch of the Danish Cancer Society’s Sun Awareness Campaign for 2009 at the Technological Institute in Tostrup. The campaign has the theme, “Turn Down the Sun between 12 and 3pm.” Arriving at the event accompanied by her lady-in-waiting, Tanja Dorky, the Crown Princess viewed a quick fashion show to prove that being UV-safe doesn’t have to be unfashionable, with … Continue reading

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Happy 70th Birthday, Dear Pieter!

  April 29, 2009 at 4:51 am by

The extended Dutch Royal Family was out in force last night, to celebrate the upcoming 70th birthday of one of the family’s much beloved members, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven. While the Professor’s birthday is not until tomorrow, due to Koninginnedag the celebrations for his milestone birthday were held two days early. Utrecht’s Beatrix Theatre was the venue for the event; which saw 1200 guests join the Professor, his wife Princess … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria awards Scholarship

  April 29, 2009 at 2:22 am by

Yesterday, Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria attended the Sweden-America Foundation’s ninetieth anniversary celebrations in Stockholm. She awarded the Foundation’s annual scholarship and awards during the celebrations, as she does each year. The Crown Princess is the honorary chairman of the Foundation. The previous royal to hold that position was Prince Bertil, who was the chairman from 1950 until his 1997 death. The “Prince Bertil’s Fellowship” award was created by the Foundation … Continue reading

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Haga Palace: Fit for a Newlywed Couple

  April 23, 2009 at 7:07 am by

It was revealed today by the Royal Court that Crown Princess Victoria and her fiancé, Daniel Westling, will settle and raise their future family in the Haga Palace. The Swedish Government, which previously had the right to use the Palace, made the decision today to return the Palace to King Carl XVI Gustaf for his personal use. The King in turn offered use of the Palace to his eldest daughter, … Continue reading

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Swedish State Visit to the Netherlands

  April 22, 2009 at 11:45 pm by

Liberace eat your heart out! That must be what Beatrix, Silvia and Máxima spoke about on the telephone when deciding what to wear for the state visit which is currently underway between the two nations. All three women have brought elegance and glitz to the visit, which began yesterday morning when Queen Beatrix greeted King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia at the airport in Rotterdam. After a exchange of … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria attends European Youth Parliament

  April 22, 2009 at 11:16 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria attended the European Youth Parliament conference on April 20th. The event took place at the Stockholm City Hall, where the Princess looked classically elegant in a simple cap-sleeved black dress with slightly curled hair. Victoria’s change in appearance since her engagement has lead Swedish newspaper Ystads Allehanda to report on the Princess’ new-found style, which they say is of “cool elegance” and similar to that of her … Continue reading

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Prince Bernhard Undergoes Surgery

  April 22, 2009 at 1:34 am by

Prince Bernhard, a nephew of Queen Beatrix, has undergone intestinal surgery to remove benign tissue in his bowel. The surgery took place yesterday at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, and was performed by Dr WA Bemelmans. The RVD reported that the surgery went to plan, and the Prince is recovering. The Prince underwent a similar surgery in April last year, and is known to suffer from Crohn’s disease. More … Continue reading

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Swedish State Visit to Holland Begins Today

  April 21, 2009 at 1:41 am by

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia will arrive in Holland later today to begin their three-day state visit to the nation. The visiting royals will visit the regions of Kudelstaart, Gronigen and The Hague. A jam-packed schedule awaits the King and Queen when they touch down in the Netherlands, which can be found in depth here. One of the main highlights of the visit will be the gala banquet … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe II celebrates 69th Birthday

  April 16, 2009 at 5:00 am by

Queen Margrethe celebrated her 69th birthday today, April 16, surrounded by her ever-growing family on the balcony of Christian IX’s Palace at Amalienborg Palace. As she does every year, the Danish Queen stepped out on to the balcony at noon to greet the crowd of well-wishers which gathered below. Joined by her husband Prince Henrik, sons Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim, daughters-in-law Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie, and … Continue reading

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Princess Máxima learns about Girls and Technology

  April 14, 2009 at 8:32 pm by

Today Princess Máxima visited the Waerden Borch School in Holten to attend a presentation on “Girls and Technology”. The visit was to learn more about the field of technology and how girls can get involved. During the visit, Máxima viewed a presentation on the flow of technical education, and then took part in an experiment with the pupils in building thermoharder and thermoplastic polymers. The visit aimed to show girls … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Margrethe II Names New Prime Minister

  April 6, 2009 at 5:58 am by

Yesterday, Queen Margrethe II named Lars Løkke Rasmussen as the 40th Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Denmark, the fifth in her reign. The decision came after the previous Prime Minster, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, handed her his resignation to become the Secretary General of NATO. Prime Minister Løkke Rasmussen heads the Liberal-Conservative Coalition, which holds the parliamentary majority, enabling them to head to November 2011 without holding a general election. … Continue reading

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