November 2009 Picture of the Month Winners!

  January 3, 2010 at 4:53 am by

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Announcing the winners of the November 2009 Picture of the Month Polls: November 2009 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Picture M – The Netherlands Second Place: Picture B – Sweden Third Place: Picture E & G – Norway & Belgium November 2009 Informal Poll – Favourite Family Photo Shoot: First Place: Picture N – The Netherlands Second Place: Picture J – Denmark Third Place: Picture B & … Continue reading

Danish New Years Court for the Order of the Elephant

  January 2, 2010 at 4:23 am by

Prince Henrik and Queen Margrethe at the Court

The first event of the 2010 Danish calender took place last night in Copenhagen, the annual New Year’s Court for members of the Order of the Elephant (Denmark’s highest honour), the Danish government and the Royal Court. The members were received by HM Queen Margrethe II and HRH the Prince Consort at Christian VII’s Palace in Amalienborg, before a banquet took place attended also by TRH the Crown Prince and … Continue reading

Numbers and Facts to Finish 2009

  December 31, 2009 at 3:15 pm by

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In 2009, the members of royal family have attended a total of 716 activities, of which 439 took place within Spain and 277 abroad, reports the Household of The King in the annual balance of the royal family official engagements. According to the report we can conclude that Her Majesty the Queen Sofia is the hardest worker of the family; the 71 year old woman participated in 343 engagements during … Continue reading

King Mohammed VI, Lalla Salma Receive Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

  December 29, 2009 at 10:08 pm by

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Mohammed VI and his spouse, Lalla Salma, offered on Sunday a “family dinner” in honor of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his spouse Carla Bruni at the royal residence in Marrakech. The dinner was attended by the King and Lalla Salma’s son, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan; the King brother’s Prince Moulay Rachid and his sister Princess Lalla Asmaa. Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla were invited by the King to … Continue reading

Mansour bin Zayed Denies Buying Real Madrid

  December 29, 2009 at 4:24 am by

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A source close to Sheikh Manosur bin Zayed al Nahyan has denied all the the reports about his intentions in buying/biding on the Real Madrid Football Club, which has been reported in published Spanish daily Ace and other news agencies on Sunday. The source called the reports “unfounded and totally lacking in credibility”. According to WAM, the UAE news agency said that Sheikh Mansour “is currently focusing all his efforts … Continue reading

Engagement of Prince Nikolaos and Tatiana Blatnik

  December 28, 2009 at 7:34 am by

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Today the office of King Constantine, former King of Greece, in London announced the engagement of Prince Nikolaos and Tatiana Blatnik. The following statement was released: “HM Queen Anne-Marie and I are delighted to announce the engagement of our son Nikolaos to Tatiana Blatnik.” Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark is the second son and third child of ex-King Constantine and his wife Queen Anne-Marie. You can read the announcement … Continue reading

Khalifa meets Sultan Qaboos

  December 28, 2009 at 5:04 am by

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President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has met with HM Sultan Qaboos Bin Saeed of Oman, who is on a short friendly visit to the United Arab Emirates. The two leaders held talks where they discussed relations between the two countries and ways to strengthen them. Present at the meetings were HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme … Continue reading

Happy Holidays from The Royal Forums

  December 25, 2009 at 2:28 am by

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On behalf of the team at The Royal Forums and The Royal Forums Blog, I would like to wish all our members and readers a safe and happy holidays, and an exciting start to 2011! We would like to thank all our members who contribute to the Forums to make it the place it is, and look forward to ‘seeing’ you all again in the New Year. JessRulz, The Royal … Continue reading

1909-2009 The Accession of King Albert I

  December 23, 2009 at 12:25 pm by

King Leopold II of the Belgians died on 17  December 1909 in Laeken, on the 44th anniversary of his own accession to the Belgian throne in 1865. The untimely deaths of Prince Leopold in 1869 and of Prince Baudouin in 1891, respectively Leopold II’s only son and eldest nephew, made Baudouin’s younger brother, Albert, the successor of the late King. The new King Albert I was only 34 at the … Continue reading

Prince William Spends Night in Alleyway for Charity

  December 22, 2009 at 3:54 pm by

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The young man who will one day be King of Great Britain, spent a night in London’s alleyways to better understand the plight of the homeless. Prince William did this for the homeless charity, Centrepoint, which he is patron of. The Prince, along with Seyi Obakin, chief executive of Centrepoint and a few others, slept near the Thames River on cardboard boxes as temperatures fell to 25 degrees Fahrenheit (minus … Continue reading

Queen Rania Receives FIFA Presidential Award

  December 22, 2009 at 8:22 am by

FIFA President presents the FIFA Presidential Award to Queen Rania

Queen Rania Al Abdullah was honored with the prestigious 2009 FIFA Presidential Award for her work with the ’1GOAL: Education for All’ foundation. Her Majesty received the prize on Monday during the annual FIFA World Player Gala in Zurich, Switzerland. After she received the prize from FIFA President, Joseph S. Blatter, Queen Rania said during her speech that “we have a long way to go, with lots of hurdles to … Continue reading

Queen Noor Chairs Annual Meeting of Tamweelcom

  December 22, 2009 at 8:06 am by

Queen Noor chairs annual meeting of Tamweelcom

Her Majesty Queen Noor presided on November 19 the annual meeting of Tamweelcom’s Board of Directors. During the meeting, Queen Noor honoured former Tamweelcom Chairman, His Highness Al-Sharif Shaker Bin Zaid, and former board members, Amer al-Salti and Rateb Al-Wazani, for their distinguished efforts and continued support to the company during the past years. The Jordan Micro Credit Company (Tamweelcom) was established by the Noor Al Hussein Foundation in 1999 … Continue reading

Spanish Christmas Greetings

  December 21, 2009 at 3:15 am by

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As is usual since a few years, the Spanish Royal House published on its website their 2009 Christmas Cards, a few days before Christmas. King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia chose for their greeting card a Nativity Scene, who represents the birth of Jesus. The three figures (Mary, Jesus and Joseph) belong to the National Treasury. They were made at the XVIII century when King Carlos III of Spain ordered … Continue reading

Prince Laurent Kicks Off Music For Life

  December 18, 2009 at 2:56 pm by

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As has been a custom for many years now, Belgian radio station Studio Brussel started their annual Christmas programme “Music For Life”, in which people can ask to broadcast any song they want to hear, and they can choose how much they want to pay for it. The money they collect this way is always given to a charity. Three radio presenters stay continuously in a glass house from Friday … Continue reading

King Albert opens doors for the homeless

  December 18, 2009 at 2:46 pm by

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Belgium is hit by the first winter cold and snow, which is always a difficult time for the homeless people in the country. The lack of available places for homeless people and asylum seekers is a hot political topic in the country. Recently, Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme said that he felt deeply for the affected people, and the government would try to solve the problem as best as they … Continue reading

Christmas Photos 2009

  December 18, 2009 at 8:59 am by

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Yesterday the Royal Family of Norway gathered together for the annual Christmas shooting at the Palace. In the Great Hall a giant gingerbread house was set up and decorated in the traditional way. King Harald and Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus and Marius took part in this year’s photo shooting. The gingerbread house was large enough so the children can actually … Continue reading

2009 Prince Claus Prize

  December 17, 2009 at 9:31 pm by

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The Dutch Royal Family yesterday attended the 2009 Prince Claus Prize awards ceremony. Attended by HM Queen Beatrix and TRH the Prince of Orange, Princess Máxima, Prince Constantijn (who presented the award as honorary chairman of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development), Princess Laurentien, Prince Friso (also honorary chairman) and Princess Mabel; this year’s award went to Colombian architect Simón Vélez, who has been investigating how bamboo can … Continue reading

Princess Letizia presents the “Stela Poject” Awards

  December 17, 2009 at 9:02 pm by

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Yesterday, the Princess of Asturias attended the presentation of the “Stela Project” Awards in its 14th edition in Madrid. The Stela Project is an initiative created in 1995 and promoted by the Down Syndrome Foundation of Madrid, whose aim is to facilitate the incorporation to a normal environment of work to persons with Down Syndrome or an intellectual disability. It’s addressed to companies that bet for the full integration of … Continue reading

Jordan’s King & Queen Check on Latest Development

  December 16, 2009 at 9:50 pm by

King Abdullah and Queen Rania at the citadel

On Tuesday, Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania visited the Jabal Al Qalaa, which houses the Amman Citadel, the capital’s ancient heritage site. Jabal Al Qalaa is one of the oldest areas in Amman which has recently undergone rehabilitation by the Amman Municipality as part of its plans to revive the city centre. King Abdullah issued directives to provide the site with the infrastructure services needed to preserve its … Continue reading

Victoria & Daniel Set Up Wedding Foundation

  December 16, 2009 at 12:30 am by

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HRH Crown Princess Victoria and her fiancé, Daniel Westling, have set up their own wedding foundation – the ‘Kronprinsessparets Bröllopsstiftelse‘ (Crown Princess Couple’s Wedding Foundation). According to the press release issued today by the Royal Court, the foundation aims to “promote children and young people in Sweden, in order to combat exclusion and promote good health.” It’s initial objectives are to foster the care and upbringing of children and adolescents, … Continue reading

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