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Princess Mathilde Against Child Abuse

  May 7, 2009 at 3:21 pm by

Princess Mathilde of Belgium participated in a meeting between Belgian youngsters and youngsters from Southern countries. The children met each other, in a meeting organized by ‘Plan Belgium’ to discuss the theme: daily violence against children from development countries. The meeting was held at the Bronks theatre in Brussels. According to the website of the Belgian royal family thinks it is valuable that youngsters can express themselves on issues that … Continue reading

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Death of Princess Barbara of Schleswig-Holstein

  May 7, 2009 at 3:06 pm by

Princess Barbara of Schleswig-Holstein died on April 28th 2009, she was only 47 years old. The princess was born as Barbara Beata Fertsch in Friedberg, Germany on 27 July 1961. She married prince Alexander of Schleswig-Holstein in a civil ceremony in Munich on 29 August 1994, the religious ceremony was in San Cabaneta, Mallorca on 3 September of the same year. The couple has two children: princess Elena (b. 1995) … Continue reading

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Princess Astrid Opens Clinic At St. Peter Hospital

  May 6, 2009 at 1:59 pm by

Princess Astrid of Belgium is known for her dedication to health care. She was therefore the most suitable person to open the new pudendal nerve entrapment clinic of the St. Peter hospital in Brussels. The clinic will be dedicated to problems of the lower pelvis only. One out of three women have problems with their pelvis, sometimes caused by female genital cutting or after a woman gives birth. ‘Over 90 … Continue reading

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Cheers for Queen Beatrix and Pieter van Vollenhoven As They Attend Liberation Day Concerts

  May 5, 2009 at 4:52 pm by

Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands and Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven attended two different concerts to commemorate Liberation Day, the day the Dutch celebrate that they were liberated from the Nazis on May 5th 1945. Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven attended a concert in Wageningen this morning at the Johannes church. He was escorted by the commissionair of the queen in the province of Guelders, Clemens Cornielje and by former Justice minister … Continue reading

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Coins For Albert II And Queen Paola’s Golden Wedding

  May 5, 2009 at 4:24 pm by

On July 2nd 1959 Prince Albert of Belgium, prince of Liège married the Italian aristocrat Donna Paola Ruffo di Calabria in Brussels. To commemorate this wedding anniversary, the Belgian mint decided to release a commemorative coin. And who could better make the first one than the golden couple themselves? So today king Albert II and queen Paola visited the royal mint today in Brussels to do exactly that. The king … Continue reading

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Prince Willem-Alexander And Princess Máxima Visit Victims’ Families

  May 5, 2009 at 4:05 pm by

Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima of The Netherlands visited the families of four of the six people who died at the Apeldoorn tragedy on April 30th. The prince emphasized to the families that he visited them on behalf of the entire royal family. This way the royal family again shows their support for the victims of the Queen’s Day car crash. According to newspaper ‘Telegraaf’ a sister of one of … Continue reading

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Religious Wedding For The Dauphin and Dauphine

  May 5, 2009 at 3:51 pm by

On May 2nd Prince Jean of Orléans, Duke of Vendôme married the Spanish Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart in a religious ceremony at the Our Lady Cathedral in Senlis. The couple married in a civil ceremony in Paris on March 19th. The father of prince Jean is the head of the French royal family: prince Henri of Orléans, count of Paris [Prince Jean is his heir and as the website … Continue reading

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Princess Mathilde Attends Meeting For Development and Cooperation

  May 5, 2009 at 3:22 pm by

Princess Mathilde of Belgium attends the ‘Development Cooperation Assises’, a forum of Belgian development cooperation policy makers and actors, NGO’s, parlementarians and academics, at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. The theme of this year’s second assises is ‘The impact of the financial and economic crisis on low-income African countries. Another topic of the forum was to make a balace of realizing the milenium goals set by the United Nations. In … Continue reading

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‘Prince Laurent Wanted To Become A Muslim’

  May 5, 2009 at 3:07 pm by

Belgium’s prince Laurent never ceases to amaze people. This time the Flemish royalty author Jan van den Berghe, claims in his new book ‘God in Laken, het Belgische koningshuis en het katholicisme’ (God at Laeken, the Belgisan royal family and catholicism) that prince Laurent wanted to become a muslim and that he wanted to marry a woman from Mauretania. The magazine ‘Knack’ was able to read Van den Berghe’s book … Continue reading

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Applause for Queen Beatrix at Remembrance Day

  May 5, 2009 at 2:51 pm by

Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands was applauded during the national remembrance ceremony on Dam square yesterday. The queen, the prince of Orange and princess Maxima were present at the annual ceremony to commemorate the victims of WWII. In the New Church, where the ceremony started, Wim de Bie held a speech about his memories from the war. After that, the royals walked to the memorial statue on Dam square, escorted … Continue reading

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Princess Catharina-Amalia Will Leave Kindergarten One Year Early

  April 10, 2009 at 3:02 am by

Princess Catharina-Amalia of The Netherlands, eldest daughter of the prince of Orange and princess Maxima, will leave kindergarten after the summer break, to go to the 1st grade of the elementary school. Recently the princess and a few classmates went to the 2nd grade of kindergarten. The princess will leave kindergarten one year early as she is advanced for her age, this is a common procedure in Dutch schools and … Continue reading

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Old Style Queen’s Day to Mark Queen Juliana’s 100th Birthday

  April 9, 2009 at 3:53 am by

To mark the 100th anniversairy of Queen Juliana of The Netherlands, the traditional defilé will return on Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag). April 30th is the official birthday of Queen Beatrix, which she celebrates on the date of her mother’s birthday. When queen Juliana was still reigning this day was traditionally celebrated with a defilé at Soestdijk Palace. During the defilé, a  colorful parade of people representing various aspects of Dutch society … Continue reading

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Jogger arrested near Villa Eikenhorst

  April 9, 2009 at 3:27 am by

A jogger was arrested recently near Villa Eikenhorst, home of the prince of Orange and his family. The jogger wanted to lock his bicycle to one of the fences of the private estate, so he could jog in part of the estate ‘De Horsten’ that is open to the public. The place where van Zijll de Jong stored his car is however a forbidden area. When the jogger and his … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Charity Gala for Uzbekistan

  April 9, 2009 at 3:09 am by

The Duchess of Württemberg yesterday attended a gala dinner for the launch of the charity fund ‘Uzbekistan 2020’ dedicated to developing cultural, intellectual and human exchanges between Western Europe and Uzbekistan, at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. Other royal guests were princess Léa of Belgium, prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, prince of Venice and Piedmont, and Princess Helene of Yugoslavia. Other guests were Bernadette Chirac, wife of the … Continue reading

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Prince Emanuele Filiberto and Princess Clothilde Visit Earthquake Victims

  April 8, 2009 at 4:59 am by

Yesterday morning Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Italy and his wife princess Clothilde went to Aquila, the city hit by last monday’s earthquake. The couple visited a field hospital and some tent camps in order to show their solidarity with the people affected by the quake. The prince of Venice said he feels devastated but at the same time he is proud of all the Italians who are show that they … Continue reading

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Breakfast With Prince Georg Friedrich

  April 7, 2009 at 11:35 am by

Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia opened the exhibition “Déjeuner Royal – Frühstücks- Service aus vier Jahrhunderten” (Royal breakfast – breakfast service from four centuries) on April 5. The exhibition will run from April 6 till June 28 at the tower of castle of Hohenzollern. Two tables with china wear will be displayed as well as various other items from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th century. A set of travel … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix Attends ‘Granida’

  April 7, 2009 at 11:07 am by

Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands yesterday attended the premiere of the opera ‘Granida’ in the Stadschouwburg on the Leidse square in Amsterdam. The queen was welcomed by Job Cohen, mayor of Amsterdam. The opera is based on a theater play of P.C. Hooft (1581 – 1647), a playright from the Dutch golden age. The play is about the love between the Persian shepard Daifilo and princess Granida. For decades it … Continue reading

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Serbian Crown Prince Opens Summit of Cardiologists

  April 7, 2009 at 11:04 am by

On 5 April crown prince Alexander II of Serbia opened the 5th international summit of interventional cardiologists in the Hotel M Bern Western in belgrade. The conference will last until 8 April. In his speech at the conference, the crown prince said: ‘I am proud that my wife, crown princess Katherine is member of the board of the Foundation ‘For Your Heart’ which will help reduce the number of deaths … Continue reading

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Prince Bernhard: Rascal or Criminal?

  April 7, 2009 at 10:46 am by

The book “Van de prins geen kwaad” by Geert Aalders has been released last week. The book combines the various columns that Aalders wrote about Prince Bernhard for the republican magazine ‘ Republikein’. The author calls the prince a charlatan and wonders how Bernhard could have been so extremely popular while he, in the author’s own words: ‘lied, made u-turns, took bribes, cheated on his wife, only pursued his own … Continue reading

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Special Flower Girl For Princess Máxima

  April 7, 2009 at 10:03 am by

The mayor of Apeldoorn, where this year’s Queen’s Day will be held, has selected eight girls to hand over flowers to the Dutch royal ladies. The mayor started a competition in which school children could send in anything related to the theme ‘Queen Beatrix and Apeldoorn’. Of the 560 creations that were received, the seven best were picked, they werte made by: Noa (8), Anna (7), Demi (7), Sophie (9), … Continue reading

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