New Swedish Portraits Released, Coninciding with Official Wedding Goods

  January 24, 2010 at 4:34 am by

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Earlier this week, the official wedding series celebrating the upcoming marriage of HRH Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Daniel Westling was released at the Formex Fair in Stockholm. The series contains various items – both edible and collectable. Chocolates, cider, flower seeds, vases, cutlery and crockery, a commemorative plate, cuff links, glassware and coasters form the series which were all produced by Royal Warrant holders and feature the official colours … Continue reading

King Albert invited to celebrate Congo’s 50 Years Independence

  January 23, 2010 at 6:29 am by

King Albert II of the Belgians

Last week, during a visit of Belgian foreign affairs minister Steven Vanackere to Congo, the Congolese government officially invited King Albert II to the celebrations of 50 years independence of Congo. Congo was a colony to Belgium from the moment King Leopold II transferred governance of the territory to the Belgian government to the day King Baudouin accepted the call for independence of the colony in 1960. Due to long … Continue reading

Queen Fabiola Relinquishes Patronage Due to Weak Health

  January 23, 2010 at 6:20 am by

Queen Fabiola of the Belgians

The Royal Palace has announced that Queen Fabiola is no longer patron of the “Damiaanactie”, a charity which organises a sales action (usually of pens) once a year to collect money for buying leprosy and TBC medication for people suffering from these diseases in the Third World. The Palace clarified that the Queen’s weak health does not allow her to undertake many public engagements any more. As a result, she … Continue reading

Princess Haya in Haiti

  January 23, 2010 at 4:35 am by

The damage in Haiti from the January earthquake

HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein, UN Messenger of Peace, arrived in in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Friday January 22, 2010 with more than 90 metric tonnes of relief supplies for Haitians who were effected by the earthquake. The 90 tonnes of supplies were 40 metric tonnes of canned food and high-energy biscuits, and another 50 metric tonnes of hospital tents, water sanitation equipment, prefabricated offices, and computer and telecommunications equipment. The … Continue reading

Bahraini King and King Abdullah II Attend Air Show

  January 23, 2010 at 4:21 am by

King Abdullah and King Hamad at the opening of the air show

King Hamad of Bahrain opened the first International Air Show which he said “will benefit civil and military sectors, particularly tourism, media and economy”. The opening was attended by King Abdullah II of Jordan, Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander along with Sheikhs and officials. His Majesty, the Crown Prince and officials … Continue reading

Prince William Says Farewell to Australia

  January 22, 2010 at 9:12 pm by

Prince William Kiss

Prince William said coming to Australia was a “realization of a dream.” Judging from his three days spent Down Under, it appears it certainly was for the 27 year-old Prince. On Wednesday, he enjoyed a hip-hop performance at a teen center, shot guns on a military firing range, and had another barbecue this time with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. He joked with the Prime Minister of getting a second-home … Continue reading

Ingrid Alexandra’s 6th Birthday

  January 21, 2010 at 8:44 am by

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Today, on January 21st 2010, Norway’s little Princess Ingrid Alexandra turns 6 years old. The Royal court published pictures of the birthday girl, like they do every year. The pictures show official portraits of Ingrid Alexandra as well as pictures of her posing on skis. All photos were taken by photographer Jo Michael at Skaugum in Asker. An employee of the Norwegian Royal Court’s Information Department told the press that … Continue reading

King and Queen Receive Bodies of Jordanian UN Peacekeepers

  January 21, 2010 at 5:56 am by

King and Queen of Jordan Receive Bodies of Jordanian Peacekeepers

Bodies of three Jordanian UN Peacekeepers who died last week in Haiti’s earthquake arrived in Amman on Tuesday. King Abdullah II and Queen Rania were present during the official ceremony that took place at Queen Alia Airport in the Jordanian capital. After the funeral, with military honours, Their Majesties met with the families of the officers and offered their condolences to the victims’ families. Also attending the ceremony HRH Prince … Continue reading

Spanish millionaire leaves fortune to Felipe and Letizia

  January 20, 2010 at 9:42 am by

The Prince and Princess of Asturias

We could say that the Prince and Princess of Asturias are quite fortunate. Not only because they are royals (which sometimes can be an advantage), and because they love their work and their family, but also because they are quite wealthy. Now, that wealth might get even greater as a Spanish tycoon, Juan Ignacio Balada Llabrés, who died last year, left his fortune which is valued in almost 30 million … Continue reading

Triple Treat for the Gloucesters – Three Babies on the Way

  January 20, 2010 at 7:30 am by

Coat of Arms of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester

It’s going to be a baby-ful year for the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester this year, with all three of their children expecting babies. Richard and Birgitte’s 35-year-old son Alexander, the Earl of Ulster, and his wife Claire are expecting their second child. Son Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden was born in March 2007. Eldest daughter Lady Davina Lewis, 32, and her husband Gary are expecting their first child, they wed … Continue reading

Prince Frederik in Saudi Arabia & Qatar

  January 19, 2010 at 8:03 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark

HRH Crown Prince Frederik arrived in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh on Friday night, and spent the following day, January 16th, visiting trade and industry ministers before having meetings with various Saudi royals in the afternoon. They included HM King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, HRH Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, HRH Prince Naif (Interior Minister) and HRH Prince Saud (Foreign Affairs Minister). An official dinner for local representatives and the … Continue reading

Prince William Leaves New Zealand, Goes to Australia

  January 19, 2010 at 7:19 pm by

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Britain’s Prince William enjoyed the remainder of his New Zealand trip these last few days, before heading west to Australia on Tuesday as he continued his tour of the Oceania region. He attracted enthusiastic crowds while in the Kiwi nation, met with Maoris, and opened the country’s new Supreme Court building in Wellington. Upon arriving in New Zealand’s capital to open the building, William was greeted by an eight foot … Continue reading

Prince William in New Zealand – Day One

  January 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm by

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To describe Prince William’s first 24 hours in New Zealand as eventful is an understatement. The British royal’s day was full of engagements, ranging from sports to Maori traditions. First, the Prince took a tour of a construction site for Eden Park, a national rugby stadium to be opened in 2011. It will also be the location of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. William met with the members of the … Continue reading

Hamad & Mozah inaugurated “Musheireb – Heart of Doha”

  January 17, 2010 at 3:58 am by

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HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and his wife Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned, Chairperson of DOHALAND, officially launched the Heart of Doha project. The Heart of Doha project is a housing and building project which will be completed in 2016. The concept of the project is traditional Arabian architecture. During the opening, Sheikha Mozah said, “Our past clearly reflected that communities in Qatar have always been … Continue reading

Prince William Begins Tour of New Zealand

  January 16, 2010 at 11:09 pm by

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Prince William began his two-day official visit to New Zealand Sunday morning local time. With little fanfare, he was greeted by Prime Minister John Key and Governor-General Anand Satyanand at the Auckland International Airport. New Zealand is the first stop on the Prince’s five day tour of the Oceania area. An Australian visit is set for Tuesday. This tour is meant to give the second-in-line to the British throne a … Continue reading

Prince William Receives RAF Wings, as Kate Looks On

  January 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm by

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Britain’s Prince William received his RAF wings today, with those closest to him cheering him on. William recently completed a year long course in becoming a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot, something that has been a dream of his for while. The Prince and brought his father, Prince Charles, and stepmother Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, to the ceremony. Also there was William’s longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton and her family. Cameras caught the … Continue reading

Countess of Frederiksborg’s Father Passes Away

  January 13, 2010 at 8:28 pm by

Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg's monogram

Richard Manley, the 85-year-old father of HE the Countess of Frederiksborg, passed away earlier this week in a Vienna hospital. A statement released by the Countess stated that she, her two sisters and her mother Christa were by Mr Manley’s bedside when he passed, following a short illness. A funeral will take place in private on an undisclosed date. The Manleys moved to Mrs Manley’s hometown of Vienna, Austria in … Continue reading

Plans for 2010

  January 13, 2010 at 8:31 am by

Norwegian Coat of Arms

2010 is going to be a busy year for the Norwegian Royal Family. At the beginning of the year some of the upcoming events for the Royals have been named by a Norwegian newspaper. In March 2010 Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit will pay an official visit to Malaysia. In April Queen Margrethe II of Denmark will celebrate her 70th Birthday and the Norwegian Royals are evident on … Continue reading

First Award Named Princess of Asturias

  January 13, 2010 at 4:49 am by

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The Spanish National Council for Sports, who annually organise the National Sports Awards, announced today that this year’s edition will have a new addition, the Princess of Asturias Prize, which will be awarded to the most outstanding sportsmen or sportswoman with less than 18 years of age of the past year. The Award’s principal intention is to reward the more outstanding Spanish sportsman, sportswoman, associations and sports institutions of the … Continue reading

Sweden passes the EU Presidency to Spain

  January 13, 2010 at 4:35 am by

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On January 8, Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias, attended the gala of the official handing over of the presidency of the European Union’s council from Sweden to Spain, which will be held for the next six months. The Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt, the Spanish Minister for Culture, Ángeles … Continue reading

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