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Danish Fashion for the Greek State Visit – Day 1

  May 20, 2009 at 8:37 pm by

The visit of the Greek President and First Lady to Denmark began yesterday. For the arrival at the airport, HM Queen Margrethe wore a summery pink suit, combined with a white top, matching hat and black shoes. The suit nipped in flatteringly at the waist, and HM also wore white gloves. A brooch on the jacket’s lapel completed the look. HRH Crown Princess Mary recycled a lavender coloured jacket from … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Comes to the Rescue of Lonely Elephant

  May 15, 2009 at 10:19 pm by

A well-known animal lover, Spain’s Queen Sofia has recently received global media attention for her involvement in the case of a lonely elephant. Susi, of Barcelona Zoo, has been showing symptoms of loneliness since the death of Alicia (her companion) last year. Queen Sofia has written a letter to the zoo’s operator (Barcelona City Hall) to request that Susi is moved to a bigger enclosure, from her current concrete pen. … Continue reading

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History of the Māori Kings of New Zealand

  May 12, 2009 at 10:19 pm by

New Zealand was first settled by the Māori, and they were later followed (in the early 1800s) by European whalers and sealers, before gradually missionaries and traders arrived. On February 6 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi was signed; in the Treaty Māori ceded ‘sovereignty’ or ‘guardianship’ to HM The Queen of England, and in return they were granted the status of her citizens. Later, problems began to arise as it … Continue reading

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Republicanism in New Zealand

  May 8, 2009 at 6:48 pm by

The question of the relevance of monarchies is one which seems to be being asked more and more frequently these days. Just recently, an American magazine ran an article about the Danish Crown Prince Couple, in a similar vein. Many constitutional monarchies are questioning whether they should turn republic, and New Zealand has been one of these. New Zealanders don’t seem to be able to make up our minds – … Continue reading

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