Prince Moulay Rachid Patrons the 9th Marrakech Film Festival

  December 8, 2009 at 2:09 pm by

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The 9th Marrakech International Film Festival, held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, opened Friday in Marrakech. An array of prominent people involved in art and culture took part in the opening ceremony which honors national and internationals movies. Prince Moulay Rachid, Chairman of the Festival Foundation, said in his annual editorial on the Festival website that The Marrakech International Film Festival conserves its past achievements and looks towards … Continue reading

Saudi King Abudllah wins King Khaled Award for National Achievement

  December 8, 2009 at 2:27 am by

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has been named winner of the prestigious”King Khaled Award for National Achievement”. The awards were announced on Suanaday evening by Asir’s govenor, who is also president of the King Khaled Award Committee. The award is given to outstanding individuals and organizations in four different categories. Talking at a press conference, Prince Faisal said “The award given to King Abdullah reflects his visionary … Continue reading

Funeral of Prince Alexandre

  December 5, 2009 at 8:34 am by

Princess Léa and her son and daughter at the service

The funeral of Belgium’s Prince Alexandre, who died last Sunday from a pulmonary embolism, took place yesterday morning, at 11am, at the Church of Our Lady in Laeken. The sad ceremony was attended by the widow of the Prince, Léa, her son Renaud Bichara and her daughter and son-in-law, Laetitia and Didier Nagant de Deuxchaisnes. Most of the members of the Belgian Royal Family were present: the King and the … Continue reading

Update of the Royal Website

  December 4, 2009 at 3:52 pm by

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The Royal Homepage Kongehuset.no has been updated today. Together with Princess Ingrid Alexandra, King Harald V welcomed the users of the site to the castle’s new website, especially to the special site for children. The new website is especially created for children at children at the age of 10 or 11 and offers them an opportunity to learn about the function of the monarchy and the royal family. Here you … Continue reading

3 Day Visit from Turkey

  December 4, 2009 at 6:05 am by

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Turkish President Abdullah Gul and his wife visited Jordan on a 3-day official visit where the couple were received by King Abdullah II and Queen Rania. Turkish President held talks with King Abdullah II on bilateral ties and ways of bolstering them in various feilds. On another hand, Queen Rania and Turkish First Lady Hayrunnisa Gul visited the Children’s Museum which took part one the day 1 of the visit. … Continue reading

Vote in the November 2009 Picture of the Month Polls!

  December 4, 2009 at 4:50 am by

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Please vote in the November 2009 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases the family photo shoots. The polls will remain open until 3 January 2010.

October 2009 Picture of the Month Winners!

  December 4, 2009 at 4:44 am by

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Announcing the winners of the October 2009 Picture of the Month Polls: October 2009 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Picture F – Spain Second Place: Picture G & C – The Netherlands & Norway Third Place: Picture J – Belgium October 2009 Informal Poll – Funny Faces of Royals: First Place: Picture G – Norway Second Place: Picture I – Sweden Third Place: Picture A – Denmark … Continue reading

Ari Behn Gets His Revenge

  December 3, 2009 at 7:40 am by

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In a music video for the new song of a Norwegian group, Ari Behn, husband of Princess Märtha Louise, makes a special guest appearance. He plays a cowboy in the music video of the “Penthouse Playboys”. The audience can see the following scene: In a classic Western setting you can see pistols at high noon between a sheriff and a deadly stranger. When the stranger takes off his hat you … Continue reading

King Farouk’s Eldest Daughter Buried in Cairo

  December 3, 2009 at 5:02 am by

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Princess Ferial bint Farouk of Egypt was buried on Tuesday in the Al-Rifaai Mosque in Cairo, where she was laid to rest next to her father and her sisters, Princesses Fadia and Fawzia. The Princess died on Sunday after a long bout with stomach cancer in Switzerland. The funeral took place at night, and was attended by members of the royal family of Egypt and their friends. Prince Ahmed Fouad, … Continue reading

“Swedish Days” in Paris

  December 2, 2009 at 10:49 am by

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Princess Victoria of Sweden attended the ‘Swedish Days’ in Paris on November 30th. The event was organized by the Swedish authorities in Paris due to the rotating presidency of the European Union, which is currently held by the Scandinavian country. Victoria illuminated two Swedish christmas trees that were donated to the city of Paris. They are placed outside the Hótel de Ville. Deputy Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, the head … Continue reading

Birthday Celebrations for Japanese Royals

  December 2, 2009 at 9:12 am by

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Japanese Royals have not one but three causes for celebrations these days – birthdays of Prince Mikasa, Prince Akishino and Princess Aiko. Prince Akishino celebrated his 44th birthday on Monday. To mark it, the IHA released a set of pictures of the Prince with his family. Prince Akishino gave an interview on the occasion of his birthday, where he expressed some interesting views on the Succession Laws as well as … Continue reading

Presentation of Prince Gaston Louis Antoine Marie

  December 2, 2009 at 6:13 am by

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The Duke and Duchess of Vendôme proudly presented their newborn son, Prince Gaston, during a photo session on November 26, 2009. The shoot, which was taken in Prince Jean and Princess Philomena’s Parisian apartment, also featured Gaston’s proud grandmother, Princess Marie-Therese, Duchess of Montpensier. Prince Gaston Louis Antoine Marie was born on November 19, 2009. The little Prince is the first child for the Dauphin and Dauphine, who were married … Continue reading

Mette-Marit attends event to mark World Aids Day

  December 1, 2009 at 5:37 pm by

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Today, on December 1st, it is World Aids day. Crown Princess Mette-Marit was among the guests at the Romsås Frivillighetssentral in Oslo. The International HIV / AIDS Committee selected “Universal Access and Human Rights” as theme this year. It is about ensuring HIV-positive human rights and also to support efforts to make sure that all HIV-positive have access to medical care, support and care. Mette-Marit is a special representative for … Continue reading

Dom Duarte: ‘Portugal is Sick and Abused’

  December 1, 2009 at 1:43 pm by

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On December 1st, Portugal celebrates the day the country becoming independent from Spain again in 1640, the day the Habsburg monarch was desposed and replaced by the duke of Bragança, who became King of Portugal. Today, 369 years later, the present Duke of Bragança uses this day to write a message to the country that his anscestors ruled. In his message, the Duke says among other things that Portugal is … Continue reading

Archduchess Fransesca Receives Golden Order of Merit

  December 1, 2009 at 1:29 pm by

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On November 25th, Archduchess Francesca of Austria (née baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza) was honored with the order of Golden Merit of the province of Vienna, Austria. The Archduchess who is married to the heir of the cheif of the House of Habsburg, Austria’s former Imperial family, received the order from the Andreas Mailath-Pokorny. She recveived the order for her work with the foundation “Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary”. Apart from her husband Karl, their … Continue reading

‘Prince Bernhard Wanted Coup in Indonesia’

  December 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm by

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According to journalist Jort Kelder and historian Harry Veenendaal, they have found evidence that prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (1911-2004), husband of Queen Juliana, and a few of his staff members were involved in a conspiracy against the government of president Soekarno of Indonesia in1950. Rumours about this have been going around for years, but Kelder and Veenendaal claim that they have found a new source. This afternoon the two … Continue reading

Princess Ferial of Egypt Passed Away

  December 1, 2009 at 11:33 am by

Princess Ferial of Egypt

Princess Ferial, the eldest daughter of late King Farouk of Egypt, died on 29 November after a long battle against cancer. The princess died in a hospital in Geneva, Switzerland, where she had been receiving treatment for stomach cancer. HRH Princess Ferial Farouk was born on 17 November 1938 at Montazah Palace to King Farouk I and Queen Farida. Princess Ferial had two younger sisters, Fawzia (1940- 2005) and Fadia … Continue reading

Death of Prince Alexandre

  November 29, 2009 at 2:30 pm by

Prince and Princess Alexandre of Belgium

Prince Alexandre of Belgium passed away this morning, aged 67, due to an acute pulmonary embolism; the news has been officially confirmed by the Royal Palace. The Prince was born on 18 July 1942 in Laeken; he was the son of King Leopold III of Belgium (1901-1983) and his second wife, Princess Lilian, Princess de Rethy, née Baels (1916-2002). Prince Alexander had two younger sisters, Princess Esmeralda and Princess Marie … Continue reading

Jordan’s King Performs Eid Al-Adha Prayer

  November 27, 2009 at 9:28 am by

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His Majesty King Abdullah II joined worshippers in performing the Eid Al Adha prayer Friday morning at the King Hussein bin Talal Mosque in Amman. Also performing the Eid prayer along with the King was Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah, Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein, Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein and Prince Ra’ad bin Zeid. King Abdullah congratulated the Jordanians on this special day this past Thursday. The speech was … Continue reading

A Busy Day in Bergen

  November 27, 2009 at 8:48 am by

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On Wednesday Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited Bergen where she had a busy day. In the morning, the Princess visited the Bergen Red Cross where she made an hour long visit. The Red Cross in Bergen was established in 1894 and has 4000 members. Afterwards Mette-Marit visited the Robin Hood house. This is a meeting place in downtown for people who are struggling with poverty. There the Princess took her time … Continue reading

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