Charlotte for President! All in Favor?

  June 27, 2010 at 6:27 am by

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Charlotte Casiraghi has arrived upon a new stage of her career as a public figure. Yes, that’s what I said: public figure. For Miss Casiraghi became just that when she accepted the role of Gucci’s equestrian muse. In fact, since last year, she has been steadily on her way to becoming a patroness of her favourite sport. Now she is something more, something highly official, and ever more like her … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth at Wimbledon after 33 Years

  June 25, 2010 at 3:04 am by

The Duke of Kent and Queen Elizabeth II at Wimbledon, 2010

HM Queen Elizabeth II yesterday visited the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, for the first time in thirty-three years. The Queen spent several hours at the event, touring the grounds around ‘Murray Mount’ (or Aorangi Terrace, its proper name) and meeting some of today’s top tennis stars. Accompanied by the Wimbledon Club Chairman Tim Phillips, Queen Elizabeth met a group of ball boys and girls before watching a part of the club’s … Continue reading

Palace Announces Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock’s Engagement

  June 24, 2010 at 1:49 am by

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The Prince’s Palace of Monaco has announced the engagement between HSH Prince Albert II and his girlfriend of several years, Ms Charlene Lynette Wittstock. The news was announced yesterday, Wednesday June 23rd. The couple attended the June 19th wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden together, which many saw as ‘hinting’ towards an engagement. An official portrait was released also, to commemorate the betrothal. Click here to view the engagement … Continue reading

Prince Moulay Hassan Finshes his Second School Year

  June 22, 2010 at 2:31 am by

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King Mohammed VI and Lalla Salma, accompanied by their daughter Lalla Khadija, attended in Rabat the graduation ceremony of the Prince Moulay Hassan at l’Ecole Princière (the Prince School) in the Royal Palace. The King, who come back to Rabat from Al Hoceima especially to attend his son’s end of year ceremony, listen proudly to the speech given by the little prince in which he reviewed the school year activities. … Continue reading

Victoria & Daniel’s Wedding – Reception

  June 21, 2010 at 8:27 am by

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The official reception celebrating the marriage of Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel was hosted by the King and Queen, and went until the wee hours of the morning. The bride and groom entered the main hall of the Palace, before they and their guests tucked into sumptuous dinner consisting of Norwegian lobster, Landö char, Sirloin of veal from Stenhammar and strawberry mousse. Throughout the various portions of the evening which … Continue reading

Victoria & Daniel’s Wedding – Ceremony & Cortège

  June 21, 2010 at 8:06 am by

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At 3:30pm, Crown Princess Victoria was led into the Stockholm Cathedral by her ten bridal children, the girls wearing pearl dresses and the boy’s traditional blue and white sailor suits. The bride was walked three-quarters of the way to the alter by her father, King Carl Gustaf, before they met Daniel and Prince Carl Philip just before the stairs. The King kissed his daughter’s hand, then shook the groom’s, before … Continue reading

Victoria & Daniel’s Wedding – Arrivals

  June 21, 2010 at 7:31 am by

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The wedding between HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Mr Daniel Westling began on June 19th at around 2:30pm, Stockholm time, when guests began arriving to the Storkyrkan (Stockholm Cathedral) in Stockholm for the ceremony. Shortly after, the royal guests and close family of the bride and groom began to make their way down the light blue carpet which led from the West Gate of the Royal Palace of … Continue reading

Princess Caroline and World Refugee Day

  June 21, 2010 at 5:29 am by

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There was plenty of speculation as to whether Princess Caroline would attend the highly anticipated royal wedding in Sweden. Royal watchers everywhere longed to know if she would attend, and if yes, would she have a “date,” or just her brother to escort her? Even the most conservative royal watchers, skeptical of the truth of her divorce from the Prince of Hanover, seemed resigned to the unlikelihood that he would … Continue reading

Saudi King to visit Canada, US & France

  June 21, 2010 at 4:49 am by

King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz

King Abdullah Al Saud is said to attend the G20 summit in Canada, which will be followed by a working trip to Washington and Paris. In Washington DC, King Abdullah is scheduled to meet with President Obama on June 29 at the White house. “Obama looks forward to discussing with King Abdullah the strengthening of bilateral ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia as well as a range of … Continue reading

Qaboos in Bahrain Today

  June 20, 2010 at 5:24 am by

Sultan Qaboos of Oman

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos of Oman will start a friendly visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain today, where he will be welcomed by His Majesty King Hamad. The King and Sultan Qaboos will hold talks on bolstering bilateral relations, international issues and and international political and economic developments.

Daniel Westling Receives Order of the Seraphim

  June 19, 2010 at 8:39 am by

Monogram of Prince Daniel of Sweden

Upon the occasion of his marriage, Daniel Westling will become a Knight of the Order of the Seraphim, as was just announced by the Swedish Royal Court. Official Statement by the Royal Court

Swedish Royal Wedding Countdown – Less than 24 Hours to Go!

  June 19, 2010 at 2:16 am by

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We’re in the home stretch! After a sixteen-month long engagement, there is less than 24 hours to go until Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling become husband and wife. Yesterday, June 18th, was a busy day for the couple and their guests, attending four pre-wedding events. First, there was a private lunch hosted by TM the King and Queen at the Sturehof Slott. All the royals who had already arrived … Continue reading

Where to Watch the Swedish Royal Wedding Online

  June 18, 2010 at 4:26 am by

The Royal Wedding Monogram

The wedding between Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling on Saturday, June 19th can be watched live online at the following link: Direct link to SVT’s Det Kungliga Bröllopet site and select the option, ‘For viewers outside the Nordic region‘ OR Link to SVT’s site then click on ‘Det Kungliga Bröllopet’ Coverage is set to begin online at around 13:00/1pm Stockholm time. The wedding ceremony is scheduled to begin at … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding Countdown – One Day to Go!

  June 18, 2010 at 2:59 am by

The Royal Wedding Monogram

One day to go! Most of the guests attending the wedding tomorrow have arrived in Stockholm, and quite a few attended a private dinner hosted by TM the King and Queen last night at Drottningholm Palace. The dinner was more a ‘young party’, as many of the monarchs attending the wedding have yet to fly to Stockholm. Photographers were only able to get long-distance shots of guests while the were … Continue reading

Princess Mathilde Dame Grand Cross in the Order of the Holy Sepulchre

  June 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm by

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The newspapers of Sud Presse report that last Ffriday Princess Mathilde was installed as a Dame Grand Cross in the order of the Holy Sepulchre. The ceremony happened with only a few people present. The order of the Holy Selpulchre is a prestigious Catholic order that wants to spread Catholicism in the world. the Vatican has to approve of all the new members the order is inviting. The order traces … Continue reading

Royals Support Their National Teams at the World Cup In South Africa

  June 17, 2010 at 11:52 am by

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Last Saturday the World Cup Soccer has started in South Africa. Five monarchies are participating in the tournament: Denmark, England, Japan, The Netherlands and Spain. Royals from most of these countries wasted no opportunity to travel to South Africa to support their national teams. On Monday Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and the Prince of Orange attended the match between Denmark and the Netherlands in Johannesburg. Both princes were seated … Continue reading

Civil Wedding for Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma and Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel

  June 17, 2010 at 11:22 am by

Prince Carlos and Annemarie at a Dutch christening last year

On June 12th prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma married Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel in a civil ceremony at the city hall of Wijk bij Duurstede. Prince Carlos is the eldest son of the duke of Parma and princess Irene of the Netherlands. After the civil ceremony Annemarie can now call herself Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, Duchess of Piacenza, Duchess of Madrid. She however told the press that she will continue using … Continue reading

Princess Michael and the Duchess of Orléans Commemorate Diane of Poitiers

  June 17, 2010 at 11:05 am by

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On May 29th the remains of Diane de Poitiers, mistress of King Henri II of France, was reinterred at the Chateau d’Anet. The ceremony was attended by the Duchess of France, sister-in-law to the pretender of the French throne, and by princess Michael of Kent. Princess Michael wrote the book ‘The Serpent and the Moon’ about the rivalry between Henri II’s wife Catherine de Medici and his mistress Diane of … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding Countdown – Two Days to Go!

  June 17, 2010 at 9:03 am by

The Royal Wedding Monogram

There are just two days to go until the much anticipated nuptuals of HRH Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Daniel Westling, this coming Saturday. Official announcements regarding the wedding are being published, guests are arriving and the final pre-wedding events have begun. On Monday June 14th, the Court released Daniel’s official monogram and coat of arms. They were both designed by Vladimir A Sagerlund, a National Archives heraldry artist, in … Continue reading

Sheikh Mohammed Calls Citizens to Visit UAE Pavilion at EXPO

  June 16, 2010 at 9:11 am by

An artist's impression of the UAE Pavillion at EXPO 2010

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, sent a message to his citizens to visit the website of the pavilion of state in Expo Shanghai 2010. The invitation was send from his official Facebook page. His Highness also hailed in the letter the huge turnout for the UAE Pavilion at the Expo. He also added, “If you cannot … Continue reading

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