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

The funeral takes place in Egypt

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

State Visit to South Africa

  November 27, 2009 at 8:26 am by

King Harald and President Zuma

Their Majesties King Harald V of Norway and Queen Sonja paid a three-day State Visit to South Africa. The Royal couple traveled with a delegation of representatives of Norwegian leadership, culture and business. The King and Queen were welcomed by President Jacob Zuma and Mrs. Zuma with a solemn welcome ceremony at the Union Buildings. After the welcoming ceremony, there were bilateral talks between the Royal Couple and the President … Continue reading

The Duke and Duchess of Lugo announce their Divorce

  November 26, 2009 at 8:53 am by

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Yesterday the end of the marriage of Infanta Elena and Jaime de Marichalar was announced, in an official statement by the couple’s lawyers. In the statement, the lawyers declared that Infanta Elena and Jaime have and will always have a good relation as parents for the well being of their childern. On 13 November 2007, Infanta Elena and Jaime announced the “end of their conjugal living.” Jaime will be no … Continue reading

King of Spain visits Malta for First Time

  November 26, 2009 at 8:48 am by

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Yesterday afternoon King Juan Carlos of Spain arrived at Malta’s International Airport to start a two-day official visit. This is the first time that a Spanish Head of State visits the country. It was expected that Queen Sofia would be accompanying the King in this journey, however she cancelled at the last minute due an indisposition. His Majesty was welcomed by the President of the Republic of Malta, Dr. George … Continue reading

HGD Guillaume visits the US

  November 26, 2009 at 12:02 am by

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume was recently on a working visit to the United States. The four-day visit took place between November 16th and 19th. HRH paid visits to the states of Delaware, Michigan and Ohio where he visited various industrial businesses. Guillaume visited the corporate headquarters of DuPont de Nemours in Wilmington, DE, the Guardian Industries and Delphi Automotive in Auburn Hills and Troy, MI respectively and the Goodyear Tire … Continue reading

Mette-Marit opens the world’s first Salt Power Generator

  November 25, 2009 at 3:48 pm by

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On November 24th, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway was in Tofte, in the south of Oslo, to attend the official opening of the world’s first salt power generator. The Norwegian energy company Statkraft opened the world’s first salt power generator. It’s a system which harnesses the energy that is produced when fresh water and sea water mix. The Minister of Oil and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen and Chairman of the Board, … Continue reading

New Property in Argentina for Willem-Alexander and Máxima

  November 25, 2009 at 3:24 pm by

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Dutch media is reporting that the prince of Orange and his wife have bought a new property in Argentina. The couple bought two acres of land on a villa park in the area of Patagonia in Argentina. Last week the prince and princess announced that they intend to sell the property that they are building on the Machangulo peninsula in Mozambique after it is completed. The project has met with … Continue reading

King Abdullah Dissolves Parliament

  November 25, 2009 at 7:55 am by

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King Abdullah of Jordan dissolved on Monday the lower house of Parliament and called for early elections. The 110-seat parliament had completed half of its four-year term after elections held in November 2007 under a controversial electoral law that reduced the representation of the main cities in favour of rural and bedouin areas. During these two years the Jordanian press has criticised the ineffectiveness of Parliament and has denounced cases … Continue reading

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