Queen Sofia and the Alzheimers Project

  October 14, 2009 at 7:05 am by

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Yesterday the Queen of Spain, as Executive Chairman of the Queen Sofia Foundation, attended a work meeting with the Minister of Science and Innovation, Carmen Garmendia, and directors of Instituto Carlos III at Zarzuela Palace. The main issue of the meeting was to inform the Queen on the Minister’s advances and projects in research of Alzheimer’s disease in Spain, as well as the plans which will allow Spain to join … Continue reading

Grand Duke Henri & Son at Government Reception

  October 14, 2009 at 6:34 am by

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Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and his eldest son Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume gave a reception yesterday at the Grand-Ducal Palace in Luxembourg after the opening ceremony of the new term (2009/2010) of the Chamber of Deputies, Luxembourg’s parliament. Grand Duchess Mari­a Teresa was not in attendance, presumably due to a recent operation. For more information, please see this thread.

Prince Overboard – Frederik in Sydney for the WMG

  October 14, 2009 at 5:46 am by

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HRH Crown Prince Frederik ended up in the drink of Sydney Harbour earlier today, during his 35+ Tasar sailing competition at the 2009 World Masters Games in Sydney, Australia. The 13-16°C weather in Sydney today created a chilly experience for the Prince. Due to strong winds between Point Piper and Mosman Bay, Frederik and his partner Chris Meehan saw their boat, Nanoq, capsize before they had even competed. The pair … Continue reading

Azerbaijani President Meets Jordan’s King and Queen

  October 14, 2009 at 12:56 am by

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King Abdullah II and Queen Rania welcomed the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and his wife in Amman on Monday. The President is visiting Jordan on a two-day visit in response to an invitation by His Majesty. King Abdullah and the Azeri President held talks on bilateral cooperation, the latest developments in the region as well as peace making efforts. The two leaders also discussed the possibility of benefiting from … Continue reading

King Albert and Queen Paola in a private audience with the Pope

  October 13, 2009 at 6:58 pm by

The King and Queen with the Pope

King Albert and Queen Paola were received in a private audience by Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday. As customary for a Catholic Queen, Paola wore a white veil (in contrast to other women, who have to wear black veil), while King Albert kneeled before the Pope. A note published by the press office of the Holy See reported: “In the course of the cordial discussions issues concerning Africa, international politics, … Continue reading

Birgit Nilsson Prize 2009

  October 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm by

King Carl Gustaf at the Birgit Nilsson Prize Ceremony

Today Swedish King Carl Gustaf awarded the Spanish opera tenor and conductor Placido Domingo with the first Birgit Nilsson Prize, created by late Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson. The Birgit Nilsson Prize was handed out during a ceremony at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm on October 13, 2009. Queen Silvia also attended the ceremony. The prize is worth 1 million dollars and is one of the biggest prizes in classical … Continue reading

President Welcomes Wrong King

  October 13, 2009 at 3:52 pm by

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Today King Harald V formally opened the 6th Sami Parliament. The King held an opening speech during the ceremony, that was also attended by Queen Sonja. The ceremony began with singing the King’s Song in Norwegian and Sami. After that the president of the Sami Parliament, Egil Ollie, held his welcome speech. During his speech he welcomed the wrong King! “On behalf of the Saami Parliament, I welcome His Majesty … Continue reading

Prince Albert II Gives Ronaldinho A Golden Foot

  October 13, 2009 at 6:29 am by

Prince Albert with Ronaldhino

Prince Albert II of Monaco was present at the Golden Foot Award yesterday. Here he presented the Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo de Assi­s Moreira, better known as Ronaldinho, with the Golden Foot 2009. The award honours a soccer player for his entire carreer, the player has to be above 29 years old. The player of AC Milan won with 43.755 votes. Second came Real madrid star Rául and the third … Continue reading

Duke of Vendôme Quarrels With Father

  October 13, 2009 at 6:07 am by

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A new classic Orleans feud has been made public in this weeks issue of Point de Vue. This time the heir to the dynasty, prince Jean, attacked his father, the count of Paris. The count is the head of the Orleans family and one of the pretenders to the French throne. The count recently married Micaela Cousiño in a religious ceremony in Arcangues. The couple married in a civil ceremony … Continue reading

Old News About Queen Paola’s Father Makes Headlines

  October 13, 2009 at 5:13 am by

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A new book about the father of Belgium’s Queen Paolo is set to hit bookstands in the coming weeks. In it, the authors ‘reveal’ that Paola’s father was a senator from 1934 till 1944, during the time Mussolini’s fascist party was in power. Don Fulco, who was a hero from WWI, was put on trial in 1945 and found guilty for co-responsibility for the crimes of Fascism. The authors presented … Continue reading

Racing Prince Bernhard Suspended

  October 13, 2009 at 4:50 am by

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‘De Telegraaf’ reports that Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau, second son of Princess Margriet of The Netherlands, has been punished on Sunday by the directors of the final races at the circuit of Zandvoort. The prince was suspended for the final race of the Tango Dutch GT4 Championship, in which he would participate together with Danny van Dongen in a Corvette C6. The reason for this was an incident at the … Continue reading

Royal Attendance in Monaco for Cancer Gala

  October 13, 2009 at 1:06 am by

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Last Friday, October 9th, members of several royal houses descended upon the tiny principality of Monaco to attend the European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer gala. HSH Prince Albert II, the Sovereign Prince of Monaco played host to HRH The Crown Princess of Sweden, TRH Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz of Belgium, and TRH Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg for the charity gala, which was … Continue reading

Princess Magdalene of Prussia has Died

  October 12, 2009 at 4:40 pm by

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Her Royal Highness Magdalene, Princess Hubertus of Prussia, died on Saturday, 10 October 2009, in Schloss Löwenstein in Kleinheubach. She was 89 years old. Princess Magdalene Pauline Reuss zu Köstritz was born at Leipzig on 20 August 1920, the eldest daughter of Prince Heinrich XXXVI Reuss zu Köstritz and his wife Hermine, née Princess von Schönburg-Waldenburg; Princess Magdalene had a younger sister, Caroline, Countess von Wedel. On 5 June 1943 … Continue reading

The Princes of Preslav have Separated, but aren’t thinking of Divorce Yet

  October 12, 2009 at 9:24 am by

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Prince Kyrill of Bulgaria and Rosaria Nadal formally announced their separation today. After weeks of speculations, the spokesman for the former King and Prime Minster of Bulgaria, Simeon Saxe Coburg, confirmed the Princes of Preslav decided to live apart for some time. The spokesman also stressed that the Princes of Preslav, who had celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary less than a month ago, do not consider divorce at the moment … Continue reading

Spanish Royals celebrate National Day

  October 12, 2009 at 5:45 am by

King Juan Carlos during the National Day parade

Today, October 12, the Spanish Royal Family celebrated the Spanish National Day. King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia, the Prince and Princess of Asturias, Infanta Elena, and the Duke and Duchess of Palma (who are back from Washington for a few days) arrived early in the morning at Plaza de Lima in Madrid where a military parade is taking place. Prior the event, His Majesty King Juan Carlos left a floral … Continue reading

Prince Moulay Rachid Hospitalized

  October 12, 2009 at 12:33 am by

Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco

Prince Moulay Rachid, the brother of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, has been admitted to hospital in Paris after falling ill on an aeroplane flying from Casablanca to Paris. In a statement from Morocco’s Ministry of Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery, it was reported on Saturday that the Prince was admitted to a Paris hospital for “the necessary medical examinations” and that his condition was “stable and not giving rise to … Continue reading

95th Birthday of Duke Carl von Croÿ

  October 11, 2009 at 10:02 am by

The Ducal Family of Croÿ Coat of Arms

Carl, 14th Duke of Croÿ celebrates his 95th birthday today. One of the oldest surviving Royals, Duke Carl is the Head of Princely House of Croÿ. He was born as Carl Emanuel Ludwig Petrus Eleonore Alexander Rudolf Engelbert Benno on October 11, 1914 to Karl Rudolf, 13th Duke of Croÿ and his wife Nancy Leishman, an American heiress and daughter of Pittsburgh industrialist John Leishman (former US Ambassador to Germany … Continue reading

Prince Constantijn Reaches the Big 4-0

  October 10, 2009 at 11:43 pm by

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To mark the fortieth birthday of HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, the Dutch Royal Court has released new portraits of the Prince and his family. The series features the Prince and his wife, HRH Princess Laurentien, and the couple’s three children: TE Countess Eloise, Count Claus-Casimir and Countess Leonore. There are also two individual portraits of the Prince, and in several of the images the facial similarites between Constantijn … Continue reading

Haya to Launch “Stand Up & Take Action” Campaign Against Poverty

  October 10, 2009 at 8:30 pm by

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Under the patronage of her role as UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of International Humanitarian City, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, the wife of the UAE’s Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will launch the “Stand Up & Take Action” campaign between October 16-18, 2009. The “Stand Up & Take Action” (SUTA campaign), which is organised in the UAE by the … Continue reading

75th Anniversary of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia’s Assassination

  October 10, 2009 at 6:13 pm by

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A memorial service was held today to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia. The ceremony was attended by members of the Yugoslavian (Serbian) Royal Family, including Crown Prince Alexander II, Crown Princess Katherine, Prince Philip, Prince Vladimir and Princess Brigitta. Also in attendance were Serbian President Boris Tadic and Minister of Defense Dragan Sutanovac. The remembrance service was followed by an exhibition dedicated … Continue reading

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