Nobel Prinze 2009 - Queen Silvia, Princess Madeleine, King Carl XVI Gustaf, Prince Carl Philip and Crown Princess Victoria stand and sing during the Nobel Prize ceremony at the Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden, December 10, 2009.
Nobel peace prize laureate, US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are greeted by King Harald at the Royal Castle in Oslo on December 10th 2009. The Queen and the Crown Princely couple also attended the audience.
Christmas Tree Party - Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Prince Albert II of Monaco, Princess Caroline of Hanover and Princess Stephanie of Monaco welcome Monegasque children at the traditional Christmas Tree party at the Princely Palace on December 16, 2009 in Monaco.
D.) The Netherlands
Amsterdam, 16 December 2009. Architect Simón Velez is flanked by Queen Beatrix, the honorairy chairmen of the Prince Claus Fund, princes Friso and Constantijn with their wives, by the prince of Orange and princess Máxima and by the chair woman of the prince Claus Fund, Mrs. Goncalves-Ho Kang You.
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Japanese Emperor Akihito (3-L), Empress Michiko (3-R), Crown Prince Naruhito (2-L), Crown Princess Masako (L), Prince Akishino (2-R) and his wife Princess Kiko (R) greet thousands of well-wishers through a bullet-proof glass at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, 23 December 2009. Emperor Akihito celebrated his 76th birthday.
The Royal Family pose before the Christmas concert
December 14, 2009:
TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary hosted a reception in connection with COP15 at Amalienborg Palace.
December 7, 2009 - Princess Sarah receives a bouquet upon her arrival at the Wattay International Airport in Laos. Also pictured is her son Prince Abdul Muntaqim. The Princess was accompanying her husband Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah who was taking part in the outheast Asian (SEA) Games.
December 7, 2009 - Princess Haya visits the Juma Al Majid Centre for Culture and Heritage in Dubai.
December 13, 2009 - Queen Noor delivers the keynote speech at the Sixth Dubai International Film Festival. The Queen highlighted the film industry's role in enhancing cross-cultural understanding.
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Grand Duke Henri meets with Nobel Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Eliezer ‘Elie’ Wiesel at the Grand Ducal Palace before attending a conference Mr Wiesel gave to the University of Luxembourg on December 14. Mr Wiesel is the author of the well-known novel Night
, based on his own experiences as an Orthodox Jew during the Second World War.