July 2010 Picture of the Month Winners

  September 6, 2010 at 9:23 am by

Announcing the winners of the July 2010 Picture of the Month Polls: July 2010 Official Picture of the Month: First Place: Picture F – Norway & Picture J – The Netherlands Second Place: Picture I – Sweden Third Place: Picture A – Monaco & Picture E – Belgium Sporty Royals (July 2010 Informal Poll): First Place: Picture A – Norway Second Place: Picture D – Sweden Third Place: Picture F … Continue reading

Concert Celebrating Queen Ingrid’s 100th Birthday

  September 2, 2010 at 6:06 am by

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A memorial concert was held on August 30th at the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, to mark the 100th anniversary of the late Queen Ingrid’s birth. The ‘three Danish sisters’ Queen Margrethe, Princess Benedikte and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece attended, as well as Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Benedikte’s husband, Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. They were treated to music performed by the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, … Continue reading

It’s a Lovely Day for a Wedding

  August 30, 2010 at 9:23 am by

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With Greek inspiration, elegance and beauty, Spetses was the stage for the beautiful wedding between Prince Nikolaos and Tatiana Blatnik on August 25th, 2010. After the arrival of family, friends, a group of 16 young and eccentric bridesmaids and many European Royals (who represented the Royal Houses of Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Iran, Bourbon-Two Sicilies and of course, Greece), Tatiana arrived at the Monastery of Agios … Continue reading

So Welcome to Spetses – Relax and Enjoy!

  August 30, 2010 at 9:14 am by

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Under a hot Tuesday evening in Spetses, Prince Nikolaos and Tatiana Blatnik held a cocktail party for their wedding guests, an informal event where most of European royalty was present, the only exceptions were the Royal Houses of Luxembourg, Monaco and Belgium. At this relaxed party, where everybody seemed to have a lot fun, according to a Greek channel, the couple gave the guests a small gift bag and inside … Continue reading

Princess Marie opens Tønder Festival

  August 30, 2010 at 2:16 am by

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Following her patronage of the Tønder Musical Festival last year, Princess Marie was back at the event on August 27th, to open the 2010 edition. In her opening speech, Marie told the crowd, “It’s great to be back!…I look forward to another festival with great music. Have a good festival everybody!” She later walked the festival, mingling with the public and viewing stands and tents. Marie seemed to quite enjoy … Continue reading

King & Queen Mark Karolinska Institutet’s Anniversary

  August 30, 2010 at 1:49 am by

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Last Friday, August 27th, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia attended festivities to mark the 200th anniversary of the Karolinska Institutet, one of Europe’s largest medical universitites, at the Stockholm City Hall. The King and Queen were joined by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, who were undertaking their second official engagement together since their June 19th wedding. The Karolinska Institutet was founded in 1810 as a medical training … Continue reading

Stephanie Watches Daughter Compete at Junior Olympic Games

  August 27, 2010 at 10:58 am by

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While Princess Caroline of Monaco tried her hat Mexican-style on a charter yacht anchored off the Aeolian Islands, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, her sister, Princess Stephanie, was in Singapore to support daughter Pauline Ducruet, 16, in the Junior Olympic Games. Recently, Princess Stephanie was pool side to support Miss Ducruet at the Junior European Championships in Helsinki. But on the occasion in Singapore, Pauline had the added support of others … Continue reading

Jordan’s King & Queen help Educate 200 Orphans

  August 24, 2010 at 10:06 am by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan

Jordan’s King Abdullah and Queen Rania are helping to educate 200 orphans by paying their tuition fees along with accommodation, transport, books, stationary and medical insurance. Their Majesties will be making their donation trough the Al Aman Fund, which then will distribute the money to 200 orphans that have completed high school. Al Aman is a non profit organization which was founded by Queen Rania in 2006. The fund has … Continue reading

The Duke of Parma Passed Away

  August 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm by

Carlos Hugo, The Duke of Parma

His Royal Highness Duke Carlos Hugo of Parma and Piacenza, Prince of Bourbon-Parma passed away yesterday morning in Barcelona, aged 80. He was suffering of cancer since February 2008, and early this month was hospitalized after his health condition deteriorated. Prince Hugues Xavier of Bourbon-Parma was born in Paris on 8 April 1930, the second of the six children of Prince Xavier (son of the last reigning Duke Roberto I … Continue reading

Ingrid Alexandra’s First Day of School

  August 19, 2010 at 8:13 am by

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Today was a big day for Norway’s Princess Ingrid Alexandra: it was her first day of school in the Jansløkka school in Asker. Ingrid was accompanied by her parents, her grandfather King Harald and her grandmother Marit Tjessem when she arrived at twelve noon. The Princess will be in the “green group” with 21 other pupils. All children who were starting school today were welcomed by the rector and were … Continue reading

Palace Announces Princess Mary Expecting Twins

  August 7, 2010 at 4:05 am by

Danish Coat of Arms

The Danish Royal Court has announced today that Crown Princess Mary is pregnant with twins. The statement says that the birth is expected to take place in January 2011, at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, where the couple’s two elder children, Prince Christian (4) and Princess Isabella (3) were born. Prince Frederik and Princess Mary have been married since May 2004. Click here for more information.

Vote in the July 2010 Picture of the Month Polls!

  August 6, 2010 at 9:04 am by

Please vote in the July 2010 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Sporty Royals. The polls will remain open until 4th of September, 2010.

June 2010 Picture of the Month Winners

  August 6, 2010 at 9:02 am by

Announcing the winners of the June 2010 Picture of the Month Polls: June 2010 Official Picture of the Month: First Place: Picture N – Sweden Second Place: Picture H – Norway Third Place: Picture J – Spain & Picture M – Monaco Craziest Royal Outfits (June 2010 Informal Poll): First Place: Picture F – Norway Second Place: Picture E – The Netherlands Third Place: Picture J – Monaco Congratulations to … Continue reading

62nd Monegasque Red Cross Ball

  August 4, 2010 at 6:13 am by

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As every year before it, the 62nd Red Cross Ball of Monaco was full of intrigue. If the Sovereign Prince and his bride-to-be weren’t enough of a sensation on their arrival at the seafaring-theme gala, there was his younger sister to take up the slack. Prince Albert walked into the Sporting Club with his fiancee, Miss Wittstock, and his sister, Princess Stephanie, on each arm. Also, apparently, Nicole Valerie Coste, … Continue reading

Triple Gloucester Births

  August 3, 2010 at 12:26 pm by

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The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester in the past few months have welcomed not one, but three granddaughters. First to be born on 20th May 2010 was The Lady Cosmia Rose Alexandra Windsor. Cosima is the second baby for Alexander and Claire Ulster (otherwise known in royal circles as The Earl and Countess of Ulster, and heir to the Gloucester title). The couple married on 22nd June 2002 at the … Continue reading

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Wins Herbert Allen and Molise Award

  August 2, 2010 at 12:47 am by

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received at the annual ceremony in Canfield, New York the ‘Herbert Allen Molise Prize’. The award is for the protection of horses, and is an “expression of thanks to his efforts in training horses, rehabilitation, and protection from slaughter.” Sheikh Mohammed spoke with Bloomberg News and told them, “I am honored to have been … Continue reading

Qatari Royals’ Cars get Clamped in London

  July 31, 2010 at 7:57 am by

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Police wardens clamped two sports car worth of £1.5 million outside Harrods earlier this week while the owners, members of the Qatari Ruling Family, were believed to be shopping inside Harrods at the time. The two cars that got the yellow boot were a £1.2million Koenigsegg CCXR and a £350,000 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4. Both cars were parked right behind the other and were in matching colors of baby blue. One … Continue reading

Princess Nathalie and Husband Welcome Son

  July 25, 2010 at 6:18 am by

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The Danish Royal Court announced today that Her Highness Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, the youngest daughter of Princess Benedikte and Prince Richard, gave birth to her first child – a son – with husband Alexander Johannsmann yesterday, July 24th. The newborn was born at a clinic in Berleburg at 18:45 local time. Princess Nathalie was accompanied by her husband throughout the birth. “Both mother and baby are doing well,” read … Continue reading

Crown Prince Haakon celebrates 37th Birthday

  July 21, 2010 at 3:25 pm by

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On July 20th, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway celebrated his 37th birthday. Like every year, the Crown Princely family met the press for a photo call. This year the family chose their summer cabin on the little island where they used to spend their summer vacations. The family was photographed on the stairs in front of the white villa and in the garden. Marius Borg Høiby was missing this year’s … Continue reading

“VAMOS A GANAR” – Football Adventure for Spanish Royals

  July 20, 2010 at 7:52 am by

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July 7th, Durban (South Africa), the octopus Paul predicts that Spain is about to win in match with Germany and, for the first time, achieve the final game at a World Cup of FIFA. Is not only Paul that is predicting about the match – Queen Sofía, very optimistic, also predicted that the Spanish team would win, a very simple “Vamos a ganar”. In fact, Spain won by a goal … Continue reading

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