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Old 12-27-2006, 04:47 PM
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January 2007 Newsletter: 2006 in Review

We're starting a new year. 2007 - it looks fairly daunting, doesn't it? With a new year comes new events for royal watchers to follow and discuss. King Harald of Norway is turning 70 in February - and his wife, Queen Sonja, will be turning 70 in July. Both birthdays promises to be a gathering of European royals that will rival their 60th birthday celebrations.

There are also births to look for - the so-called babywatch for Mary of Denmark, Maxima of the Netherlands and Letizia of Asturias, is sure to keep people up at night when the presumed due dates approaches. To see if there are other royal pregnancies afoot, that you might be interested in looking for - we're keeping tabs on

A large wedding is also a thing royal watchers like. Will 2007 be the year to rival 2004 - when the Spanish and the Danish heir were married within a week in May - or will we have to wait and see what 2008 will bring?

Regardless of the event you choose to follow, or the topic you choose to discuss - we're happy that you choose to do it at The Royal Forums. Have a happy and healthy 2007 - and happy royal watching.

Norwegianne, Zonk & Avalon

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January and April:

January, May & July:

Early January: (Denmark)

January 4:

January 6:

January 8: Prince Georg Wilhelm of Hannover (b. 1915) died.

January 12:

January 14:

January 15:

January 19-27: 30th International Monte Carlo Circus Festival - 2006

January 21:

January 25: Prince Leopold zu Schaumburg-Lippe died

January 25-29: (Haakon, Willem-Alexander & Philippe also attended)

January 27: Carol Mircea Hohenzollern, son of Carol II of Romania, died.

February:,, ,

February 5: Christening of Felicia van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven

February 8-9: (To Spain)

February 9-10:

February 13-15: (To Jordan)

February 14-18:

February 17-18:

February 17-19:

February 18-21:

February 21-23:

March 4:

March 5-19:

March 7-9: (To the UK)

March 10-11:

March 12:

March 12-16:

March 12-18:

March 15-21: Prince Naruhito Visits Mexico- March 15, 2006-March 21, 2006

March 16-18: (UK)

March 19-21:

March 20-23:

March 20-31:

March 21-24:

March 24-
April 2:

March 25: Rose Ball - March 25th, 2006 (Monaco)

March 27-29: (From Spain)

March 29-31: (To Denmark)

March 30-
April 1: (Dutch)

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April 2-4:

April 2-5:

April 4-6: (Norwegian)

April 5-7: (To Japan)

April 8-10:

April 10-19:

April 22:

April 24-26:

April 24-26: (to Jordan)

April 25-26:

April 26-27:

April 28-30:

April 29:

May 9-11:

May 17: (Norwegian National Day)

May 20:

May 22-24: (From the Netherlands)

May 24-26: (Danish Statevisit)

May 28: Monaco Grand Prix -- May 2006

May 30-
June2: (Sweden)

June 3:

June 6:

June 6-8: (To Norway)

June 7:

June 7-8: (To the Netherlands)

June 8-14: Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand Visit: June 2006 (From Japan)

June 9:

June 14: (

June 14-18:

June 17:

June 18:

June 19: Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia died

June 19-24: (Norway)

June 20-22

June 21-22:

June 22-24:

June 22-23: (Luxemborg)

June 26-
July 1:

June 30-
July 1: (Luxembourg)
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July 6: Prince Tu'ipelehake of Tonga and Princess Kaimana were killed in an auto accident in the USA

July 8-9:

July 12: Liechtenstein marks 200 years as a sovereign state

July 12-14:

July 15 -

July 17-22: (From Sweden)

July 21: Belgium's National Day - 21 July 2006

August 4: Red Cross Ball - August 4th, 2006 (Monaco)

August 13-18: (Norwegian)

August 15: Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu died

August 16: Birth of Luisa of Savoy

August 18:

August 20-26:

August 22: (Wedding)

August 28-31:

August 29-31 (To Norway)


September 6:

September 6-7:

September 10: King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga died.

September 10-13: (To Jordan)

September 15:

September 16: (Wedding)

September 18-20: (Norwegian statevisit)

September 19: Prinsjesdag 2006

September 21-22:

September 23-28:

September 25-28: (to Spain)

September 26-27: (To the Netherlands)

September 29: (Wedding)
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October 4-6:

October 8:

October 12: (Spain)

October 16-20: (From the UK)

October 17-18:

October 23-
November 4:

October 24-28: (From Sweden)

October 29-
November 3:

October 29-
November 4: (Norwegian)

October 30-
November 2: (To the Netherlands)

October 31:

November 2-5: (From Japan)

November 3-4:

November 3-7: (From Spain)

November 5-7: (To the UK)

November 5-9:

November 6-16:

November 18-22: (To Jordan)

November 19: National Day 2006 - Monaco

November 22-26: (Spain)

November 23-25: (from Jordan)

November 26-29: (To Japan)

November 28:

November 28: (Jordan)

November 28-
December 4:

November 30-
December 1: (From Jordan)

December 7-16:

December 10: Nobel Peace Prize: 2006,

December 10-14: (Belgian)

December 20-22: (to Japan)
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As we leave 2006, we asked the moderators what they remembered the most from the year.

Lady Jennifer: "Seeing Albert do a Charity Christmas bathing in Monaco, December 24 2006. It collects money for Thai Children."
Posts start on #189 -Current events part 20.

kwanfan: "One of my favorite events of 2006 was the celebration of the 100th anniversary of King Haakon and Queen Maud's coronation in Norway. It was a wonderful week. We saw the whole Norwegian Royal Family. I also enjoyed this photo showing the current and two future Norwegian monarchs."

Elspeth: "I think my most vivid memory is the total non-surprise of just about everyone following the announcement that Princess Kiko had given birth to a boy."

Marengo: "For me the most special royal moment of 2006 was the reburial of Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia. Over the years I have read many books on the Romanovs and have taken a special interest in maria. With the fulfilment of her last wish it seems that the last Romanov chapter is finally closed.
I was impressed by the dignified way the Danish Queen arranged the reburial."

suturegeisha: "I would definitely say my favorite memory of 2006 was the wedding of Prince Louis of Luxembourg, which was IMO very sweet and tasteful. And my favorite moment of that event was this. How darling! "

purple_platinum: "The thing i remember most of 2006 is the Thai Diamond Jubilee celebrations. I don't know what happen but everytime i see its pictures & stories, i get chills. It's not just the gala or the glitter, but the whole week. When the Thai people in thousands wore the yellow clour & greet the King. then the arrival of foreign royals where each one of them are treated personally, until their departure."

Avalon: "The most memorable for me in 2006 was the public acceptance of The Duchess of Cornwall and the way she become inseparable part of the British Royal Family.
The year 2006 was rich with interesting and exiting events, but my other two most vivid memories of the year would be Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday Celebrations and the Reburial of Empress Maria Feodorovna."
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5 - Juan Carlos of Spain (b. 1938)
5 - Jean of Luxembourg (b. 1921)
12 - Gustav zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (b. 1969)
15 - Iñaki Urdangarin (b. 1968)
18 - Claire of Belgium (b. 1974)
19 - Birgitta of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (b. 1937)
20 - Mathilde of Belgium (b. 1973)
21 - Ingrid Alexandra of Norway (b. 2004)
23 - Caroline of Monaco, Princess of Hanover (b. 1957)
30 - Felipe of Asturias (b. 1968)
30 - Abdullah II of Jordan (b. 1962)
30 - Hashem of Jordan (b. 2005)
31 - Beatrix of the Netherlands (b. 1938)

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