Book about Royal Arctic Expedition

  November 19, 2009 at 2:06 pm by

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The experiences the Scandinavian heirs made during the travel to Svalbard and Greenland will be published in a book. Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Frederik have written an own chapter about the impressions they got during the journeys. In summer 2008 the 3 Scandinavian heirs visited Svalbard. They went aboard an icebreaker to get better impressions of the climate change in the Arctic. In summer 2009 … Continue reading

Baby Joy for the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme

  November 19, 2009 at 8:06 am by

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Prince Jean and Princess Philomena, Duke and Duchess of Vendôme, welcomed a son today. The baby’s first (and so far, the only-known) name is Gaston. The little Prince is the first child for the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme, who were married earlier this year (civilly, on March 19 and religiously, on May 2). Princess Philomena’s pregnancy was announced in July. Gaston is the 8th grandchild of the Count of … Continue reading

Serbian Royals deeply saddened by the death of Patriarch Pavle

  November 18, 2009 at 3:50 pm by

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Crown Prince Alexander II, Crown Princess Katherine, Hereditary Prince Peter, Prince Philip and Prince Alexander all expressed their deepest sorrow at the passing of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle. They sent their sincere condolences to the Serbian Orthodox Church and its followers in Serbia and Worldwide. The Royal Palace released the following statement from the Crown Prince: “I am deeply, deeply saddened to learn that His Holiness has surrendered his soul … Continue reading

Sheikha Mozah launches First World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)

  November 17, 2009 at 8:40 pm by

Sheikha Mozah at the opening

On November 16, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, chair of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, launched the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) which is an initiative of Qatar Foundation. Addressing the Guest of Honour, Irina Bokova, newly elected UNESCO Director-General, and 1,000 opinion leaders from 120 countries, Sheikha Mozah said in her speech “Innovation in education, which is the focus of this Summit … Continue reading

Jordan’s King opens New Deaf Institute Premises

  November 17, 2009 at 8:37 pm by

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King Abdullah of Jordan opened on Tuesday the new premises of The Holy Land Institute for the Deaf in Salt (northwest of Amman). The Institute, which was opened by the late King Hussein in 1964, is a residential school providing education, rehabilitation and vocational training for hearing and visually impaired children and young people. During a tour of the new premises the Monarch met with students and he was briefed … Continue reading

Princess Victoria visited Kenya

  November 16, 2009 at 6:16 pm by

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Crown Princess Victoria paid a visit to Kenya from November 11th to 14th. During the first day the Princess inaugurated the Conference of Climate Change Day, that is the biggest event during the Swedish EU presidency in Kenya. Later the day she attended the opening of the Victoria Trade Council offices in Nairobi. There she took part in a colorful danshow with Maasai. Princess Victoria mainly visited Kenya to inaugurate … Continue reading

Belgian Royals gather for The King’s Feast

  November 16, 2009 at 1:02 pm by

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Belgian Royals celebrated The King’s Feast (Koningsfeest in Dutch and Féte du Roi in French) on November 15 – a day that has been marked by celebrations in honour of the Belgian Monarch since 1866. Crown Prince Philippe, Princess Mathilde, Prince Laurent, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz and Queen Fabiola were all present. The celebrations started with a Service at Brussels Cathedral, which was attended by all members of the Royal … Continue reading

Morocco Royals visit the Founder of the Alawite Dynasty’s Tomb

  November 16, 2009 at 12:09 am by

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King Mohammed VI, accompanied by his son, Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, and his brother, Prince Moulay Rachid, visited on Friday in Rissani (Errachidia province) the Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum and spent some time in silent contemplation at the tomb of the founder of the Alawite dynasty. The Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif is one of the most beautiful historic monuments of the region Tafilalet. The shrine includes besides the … Continue reading

Princess Marie to become UNESCO Patron

  November 15, 2009 at 9:10 am by

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It has been announced that Prince Joachim’s wife, Princess Marie, will take upon the role of Patron of the Danish National Commission for UNESCO. The official ceremony will take place on Tuesday 17th November in the Fencing Hall in the Ministry of Education. Princess Marie, who will be making an official visit to Hong Kong with Prince Joachim on the 21st, has already been involved with UNESCO, recently opening an … Continue reading

Haakon visits Botswana

  November 15, 2009 at 9:05 am by

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Crown Prince Haakon visited Botswana from November 11th to 13th, in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP. The Prince met Vice President Mompati Merafhe with whom he discussed key topics related to development cooperation effort. Afterwards he met the Minister for Foreign Affairs Phandu Skelemani and the permanent secretaries of the Ministries of Environment, Wildlife & Tourism, as well as local UN representatives. On Thursday Prince Haakon paid a … Continue reading

President Obama visits Japan, meets with Emperor Akihito

  November 14, 2009 at 6:17 pm by

The President of the United States, Barack Obama

Barack Obama concluded his two-day visit to Japan – the first country he visited on his nine-day Asian tour. Speaking in front 1,500 people in Tokyo Concert Hall, Obama promised an “unshakable” commitment to Asian security and re-affirmed the alliance between Japan and the United States. During his speech, Barack Obama touched some lighter topics as well; he shared with the audiences his memories of a childhood visit to Japan … Continue reading

Jordan Commemorates King Hussein’s Birthday

  November 14, 2009 at 4:37 am by

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Today, Jordan marks the 74th anniversary of the birth of the late King Hussein. King Hussein bin Talal was born on November 14, 1935 at the Al-Qasr Al-Sagheer Palace in Amman to Prince Talal bin Abdullah and Princess Zein Al-Sharaf bint Jamil. After completing his elementary education in Amman, King Hussein attended Victoria College in Alexandria (Egypt),and Harrow School and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, both in England. When he … Continue reading

Sheikh Mohammed attends UAE-Manchester Friendly Match

  November 13, 2009 at 7:41 pm by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed

H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended a friendly match between the UAE National Soccer team and Manchester City of England at the Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, UAE. ”We will draw lessons from this match so as to represent the UAE honourably,” Sheikh Mohammed said. The UAE won the match 1-0. The … Continue reading

Women of the Future Awards 2009

  November 13, 2009 at 7:35 pm by

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Princess Badiya bint El Hassan attended on Thursday the Women of the Future Awards at the Marriott Hotel in London. This year’s winners of the prize were chosen by a panel of judges led by Princess Badiya. During the ceremony received the 2009 Award: Emily Bendell, founder of Blue Bella; Ruth Amos, the 19-year-old inventor; tailor Kathryn Sargent; and the youngest and only female CEO of a City broker, Sam … Continue reading

20th Anniversary of Emperor Akihito’s Accession to the Throne

  November 13, 2009 at 1:45 pm by

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Tens of thousands of well-wishers lined the streets of Tokyo on Thursday to mark the 20th anniversary of Emperor Akihito’s accession to the throne. On November 12, 1990 Emperor Akihito performed the Sokuirei (Ceremony of Enthronement), which marked the official beginning of his reign. Parades, concerts and speeches by politicians, dignitaries, businessmen, leading athletes and actors marked the colourful festivities that lasted most of the day. The celebrations started with … Continue reading

20th Anniversary of the Death of Fürst Franz Josef II

  November 13, 2009 at 1:38 pm by

Fürst Franz Josef II von und zu Liechtenstein

Fürst Franz Josef II von und zu Liechtenstein died 20 years ago, on 13 November 1989; he has been the Head of State of the small Principality for 51 years, from 1938 to 1989, leading it during its evolution from a poor agricultural Country to one of the richest Nations in the World. Prince Franz Josef was born in Schloss Frauenthal, Austria, on 16 August 1906, the eldest of the … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia support Spanish enterprises in India

  November 12, 2009 at 7:55 pm by

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The Prince and the Princess of Asturias, on Monday, began a two day visit to India in order to attend the opening of the new Instituto Cervantes and to support the presence of Spanish enterprises in India. On Tuesday Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia began their official engagements with a meeting with Spanish businessmen participants in the business conference Spain-India. Prior the conference, the Prince and Princess had a brief … Continue reading

Queen Silvia in Germany Again

  November 12, 2009 at 11:12 am by

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia with the Mayor of Hamburg

On November 10th Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf , his wife Silvia and Hamburg’s Mayor Ole von Beust were seen during a gala in Hamburg. Sweden’s Royal couple visited Germany to mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Swedish chamber of commerce in Germany. A video can be seen here (in German). One day later, on November 11th, Queen Silvia attended a congress of her “World Childhood Foundation” … Continue reading

Vote in the October 2009 Picture of the Month Polls!

  November 11, 2009 at 4:38 pm by

Please vote in the October 2009 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases the funny faces of Royals. The polls will remain open until 2 December 2009.

September 2009 Picture of the Month Winners!

  November 11, 2009 at 4:36 pm by

Announcing the winners of the September 2009 Picture of the Month Polls: September 2009 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Picture D – The Netherlands Second Place: Picture A – Sweden Third Place: Picture F- Britain September 2009 Informal Poll- Royal Vacations: First Place: Picture B- Spain Second Place: Picture E- The Netherlands Third Place: Picture H- Norway Congratulations to the Dutch and Spanish teams, and don’t forget … Continue reading

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