Farah Pahlavi Presents her Memoirs in Arabic

  March 16, 2010 at 1:19 am by

The cover of Empress Farah's autobiography

Farah Pahlavi, widow of the late Shah of Iran, traveled to Cairo (Egypt) from March 4th and 8th, for the launching of her book: “An Enduring Love: My Life with the Shah” in Arabic. In the official reception held for this event Farah Pahlavi thanked the Egyptian people, the late President Anwar Sadat and President Hosni Mubarak for their warm hospitality rendered to her late husband during a very difficult … Continue reading

Royal Tour of Eastern Europe: Poland-Day 1

  March 15, 2010 at 4:26 pm by

TRH with President and First Lady President Kaczynski

TRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have kicked off their 9-day tour of Eastern Europe. Touching down in icy Poland, the royal couple were greeted by the British Ambassador before being whisked off to meet the President Kaczynski and First Lady. The Duchess was on typical elegant form in a lovely berry-pink coat and silk paisley dress by her trusted designer, Anna Valentine. HRH accompanied the … Continue reading

Trouble in Maoridom

  March 14, 2010 at 5:14 pm by

Enthronement of the Maori King

The Maori King, Tuheitia Paki, has been told to reveal his spending and that of his staff. The Tainui, the tribal Maori parliament, has demanded His Highness open his books to dispel rumours of mishandling funds. The Maori King lives on an annual budget of $1.2 million NZD, which is more than four times the amount his mother’s, the late beloved Maori Queen, budget of $250,000 NZD. Though the King … Continue reading

A Sporty Weekend

  March 14, 2010 at 4:40 pm by

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This weekend was a sporty one for the Norwegian Royals. Many nordic sports event took place at the famous Holmenkollen outside of Oslo. On Saturday King Harald watched the 30 km free technique cross-country of the men and women and met with the Norwegian athletes afterwards. The King also attended Sunday’s World Cup-event and trial World Championships in Nordic skiing at Holmenkollen. One of the most traditional events the Royal … Continue reading

Vote in the February 2010 Picture of the Month Polls!

  March 14, 2010 at 11:06 am by

Please vote in the February 2010 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royals’ Loving Looks and Gestures. The polls will remain open until 4 March 2010.

Princess Victoria Celebrates Name Day

  March 13, 2010 at 5:50 am by

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As she does each year on March 12th at noon, Crown Princess Victoria yesterday stepped out into the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm to greet the public on the occasion of her name day. Wearing a hot pink coat and black suede boots, Victoria was accompanied by her fiancé, Daniel Westling, and her mother, Queen Silvia. They stood; the Crown Princess on a raised podium, the Queen and … Continue reading

January 2010 Picture of the Month Winners

  March 13, 2010 at 4:05 am by

Announcing the winners of the January 2010 Picture of the Month Polls: January 2010 Official Picture of the Month: First Place: Picture L – Norway Second Place: Picture A – Sweden Third Place: Picture C and K – Spain and Dubai/Jordan 2009 Official Picture of the Year: First Place: Picture B – Sweden (February) Second Place: Picture E, F and L – Sweden (May), Spain (June) and Sweden (December) Third … Continue reading

Prince William’s Girlfriend Wins Privacy Battle

  March 12, 2010 at 9:47 pm by

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The longtime girlfriend of Britain’s Prince William has won an apology and compensation from a photograph agency for invading her privacy during Christmas. Kate Middleton was playing tennis with her family when a freelance photographer snapped pictures of her. While the agency, Rex Features, claims the photographer was not an employee, it syndicated the photos of Kate around the world. “Although at the time Rex Features did not know that … Continue reading

Moroccan Crown Prince visits exhibition on ‘Education in life’s colors’

  March 12, 2010 at 7:56 am by

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Prince Moulay El Hassan visited on Wednesday a painting exhibition held at the Rabat Mohammed VI Foundation for the promotion of social works for education and training. The exhibition features works by students of the Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaor Region on the theme “life’s contrasts”. The Crown Prince visited the Foundation’s multimedia library where he was given details on the facility’s services.This event has an educational vocation and is meant to boost pupils’ … Continue reading

Details Released for Daisy’s 70th Birthday

  March 10, 2010 at 8:11 pm by

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A program for the 70th birthday celebrations of HM Queen Margrethe II, whose birthday is April 16th, was released yesterday by the Royal Court. The program begins in late March and runs through to April 16th, with the Queen and senior members of the royal family attending the openings of multiple exhibitions honouring various sectors of the Queen’s life. A banquet at Christiansborg Palace will take place on April 13th, … Continue reading

The Last Day in Malaysia

  March 10, 2010 at 8:38 am by

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The final day of the 3-day official visit to Malaysia started with the visit to an exhibition on Norwegian architecture in Kuala Lumpur. The exhibition was officially opened by Crown Princess Mette-Marit and deals with the relationship between nature and architecture. After Mette-Marit’s opening speech she and the Crown Prince met many of the more than 150 Norwegians who also attended the opening. Prince Haakon also attended a seminar on … Continue reading

Joachim & Marie Visit Mexico to Launch “Wild Swans” Exhibition

  March 10, 2010 at 3:18 am by

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Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark have paid an official visit to the United Mexican States, between March 3rd and 6th. Arriving in Mexico City, a press conference at the location of the exhibition – Museo Franz Mayer – was the first stop for the visitors. Prince Joachim was joined by the director and producer of “The Wild Swans”, Jacob Jorgensen, for the press conference. Joachim and Marie also … Continue reading

Official Visit to Malaysia – Day 2

  March 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm by

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During the second day during Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s visit to Malaysia the events were focused on trade and industry. The day began with the fomal opening of a seminar on collaboration in trade and industry. The Crown Prince pointed out the good cooperation between Norway and Malaysia on petroleum-related activities during his opening speech. After the seminar the Crown Prince visited Petronas, the national petroleum company … Continue reading

President Zuma’s Visit to the UK

  March 8, 2010 at 10:57 pm by

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South African President Jacob Zuma has just undertaken a state visit to the United Kingdom, upon the invitation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. He and his wife, Mrs Thobeka Madiba Zuma, arrived on March 2nd. The following day, March 3rd, the ceremonial welcome took place on Horse Guards Parade. Queen Elizabeth and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh welcomed the South African President and First Lady, accompanied by TRH the Prince … Continue reading

Parker-Bowles Clan Welcomes Another Baby

  March 8, 2010 at 9:30 pm by

The Coat of Arms of the Duchess of Cornwall

The Parker-Bowleses have welcomed another baby into their clan – the Duchess of Cornwall’s son, Tom, and his wife Sara announced the birth of their second child recently. The newborn, a baby boy, was born on February 28th and named Freddy. He joins big sister Lola, born in October 2007. Freddy is the third grandson of the Duchess, whose daughter Laura welcomed twin boys in late December.

King Mohammed VI message to the first Morocco-EU summit

  March 8, 2010 at 9:21 pm by

King Mohammed VI of Morocco

King Mohammed VI has sent a message to the EU-Morocco Summit in which he reaffirms his country’s pro-European commitment and advocates moving towards “an exceptional association”. The sovereign is pleased about the advanced Statute agreed on with the EU but says that it is necessary to move towards an exceptional association “of legal, institutional and contractual scope.” “That prototype for increasing closeness between the two parties would further be positively … Continue reading

Official Visit to Malaysia – Day 1

  March 8, 2010 at 1:15 pm by

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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are on an official visit to Malaysia from March 8th to 10th. The Crown Princely couple is accompanied by about 130 representatives of Norwegian trade and industry. Many engagements during the vist will take place in Kuala Lumpur – the capital of Malaysia. The Norwegian crown princely couple arrived on March 8th and was welcomed during an official greeting ceremony outside the Perdana … Continue reading

Princess Alexandra of Hanover might be Monaco’s next Olympian

  March 6, 2010 at 1:07 am by

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On Sunday, January 17, Princess Alexandra of Hanover accompanied her family to Monaco’s Circus Festival. After the show, instead of going home to play with cousin Camille, she committed herself to practice for the Principality’s upcoming figure skating championship, scheduled for five weeks later. Therefore, she put on her ice skates for a not-quite private session. Unfortunately, the rink at the Rainier III Nautical Stadium (“Stade Nautique”) isn’t covered. The … Continue reading

Letizia: One Day in Berlin to Support Research on Rare Diseases

  March 2, 2010 at 7:00 am by

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The news today should be that the Princess of Asturias attended as guest of honour, upon invitation of Eva Luise Koehler First Lady of Germany, the presentation ceremony of the third edition of the Prize Eve Louise Köhler of Research on Rare Diseases, an issue (rare diseases) which the Princess is quite involved in. But it isn’t. The great news is that Letizia is for the first time travelling alone; … Continue reading

Royals Say Goodbye to Vancouver

  March 2, 2010 at 2:13 am by

Vancouver 2010 logo

The Vancouver Winter Olympic Games have finished, and the royals have all headed back home to continue with their yearly engagements. Here’s how they spent their final week in Vancouver: The Dutch Royals On February 20th, the Crown Princely Family was back at the Richmond Olympic Oval for more speed skating, and more Dutch gold. Mark Tuitert came in first place in the Men’s 1500m Speed Skating, while Willem-Alexander, Máxima … Continue reading

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