Danish Royals attend Opening of Parliament 2009

  October 7, 2009 at 12:47 am by

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The Danish Royal Family today attended the opening of the 2009/2010 Danish parliamentary season at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen. The royal family traditionally attends the opening each year, where the current Prime Minister opens the season. HRH Princess Benedikte, the younger sister of HM Queen Margrethe, arrived at Folketinget (the Danish parliament) first just after 11:45 local time. She was followed by TRH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, who was … Continue reading

Kuwaiti Emir holds talks with UAE President

  October 6, 2009 at 3:45 pm by

Sheikh Sabah IV bin Al-Ahmad

The President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Emir of Kuwait, H.H Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who is visiting the UAE, held talks in Abu Dhabi today. The two leaders discussed regional and international developments, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and cooperation between their two countries. Sheikh Khalifa stressed that the visit would strengthen relations between the UAE and Kuwait, Sheikh Khalifa said: … Continue reading

Frederik & Anne Launch New Save the Children Campaign

  October 5, 2009 at 10:32 pm by

The Princess Royal and Crown Prince Frederik at the 'Knit A Hat' event

TRH Crown Prince Frederik and The Princess Royal today joined forces in Copenhagen for the launch of the Save the Children Fund’s new campaign, “Knit a Hat,” at the Fund’s centre in Copenhagen. The two royals, who are both patrons of the Save the Children Fund, brought along a knitted hat to donate, in keeping with the new campaign. “Knit a Hat” aims to reduce infant mortality rates in developing … Continue reading

Diana Exhibit Travels Again

  October 5, 2009 at 2:54 am by

Diana, Princess of Wales

American admirers of the late Princess Diana should take advantage of an opportunity to visit a traveling exhibit, organized by Earl Spencer, now showing at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania until December 31, 2009. Earl Spencer appeared on The Today Show last week and was interviewed by Matt Lauer. Among the objects brought by Spencer for the interview were the beautiful black, cleavage-baring Jacques Azagury dress worn on … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine visits the USA

  October 4, 2009 at 4:30 pm by

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden is on a visit to the United States of America for a whole month. She is going to stay there from September 28th to October 28th on behalf of the Wold Childhood Foundation. Queen Silvia is going to join the Princess later. The Queen is going to visit Washington from October 22nd to 23rd . She’ll also have several engagements in New York, including a gala … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen attend Father Damien Mass in Tremelo

  October 4, 2009 at 10:39 am by

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King Albert and Queen Paola attended a mass in honour of the canonisation of Father Damien (Pater Damiaan, Père Damien) in Tremelo, the village where Father Damien was born as Jozef De Veuster. The canonisation is for next week, 11 October, but the village of Tremelo is taking the opportunity to celebrate it’s most known inhabitant all week. Father Damien left for Hawaii on missionary work, and asked to be … Continue reading

Obama Meets the Danes, Admires Royal Tapestries

  October 3, 2009 at 9:51 am by

First Lady Michelle Obama, President Obama and Queen Margrethe II during their audience

An audience with HM the Queen of Denmark. That is how US President Barack Obama and his wife, First Lady Michelle, ended their visit to Copenhagen yesterday, October 2nd. The duo first met with Queen Margrethe II and HRH the Prince Consort at Christiansborg Palace, before the President was presented with a guard of honour by the Royal Danish Life Guard. President and First Lady Obama were then introduced to … Continue reading

Nero’s Rotating Dining Room and mini-Colosseum Uncovered

  October 2, 2009 at 2:28 pm by

Nero's rotating dining room

Revolving restaurants may seem to be decidedly modern invention; however it looks like they have existed for quite some time. For over 2000 years, in fact. Archaeologists have uncovered what they think are the remains of Nero’s extravagant rotating banquet hall. The ‘coenatio rotunda’ is thought to be the one described by Suetonius: “The chief banqueting room was circular and revolved perpetually night and day in imitation of the motion … Continue reading

Margrethe II Hosts IOC Luncheon, Opening Ceremony

  October 2, 2009 at 2:42 am by

Crown Princess Mary curtsies to Queen Sofia of Spain

The 121st International Olympic Committee Congress kicked off yesterday, with a luncheon hosted by HM Queen Margrethe II and the Opening Ceremony at the elegant Copenhagen Opera House. The day began with an early afternoon lunch at Amalienborg Palace, which was hosted by the Queen for the visiting IOC delegations from Spain, the US, Brazil and Japan. TRH Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the luncheon … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary attends Brain Exhibition Opening

  October 1, 2009 at 9:31 am by

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HRH Crown Princess Mary yesterday, September 30th, attended the opening of a special exhibit focusing on the human brain at the Experimentarium in Hellerup. The exhibition opens today to the public, and will run until next year. During the visit, the Princess got the opportunity to view school children’s brain dioramas, saw a pig brain dissection and was able to herself hold a brain which came from a 52-year-old organ … Continue reading

Serbian Royals organize an auction in aid of Breast Cancer Prevention

  September 30, 2009 at 3:12 pm by

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Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia hosted an auction in aid of breast cancer prevention at the White Palace in Belgrade, 29 September 2009. Princess Ira von Fürstenberg attended the event as special guest of Their Royal Highnesses. The auction was organized by HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation and featured limited edition of rubber footwear. Also for auction were 25 unique styled items featuring woven designs. … Continue reading

The Battle of Salamis

  September 30, 2009 at 10:19 am by

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The Battle of Salamis took place in September of 480 BC: the exact date is unknown (although presumed to be some time between September 20-30) but the great implications it had are easy to trace. The Battle was fought between the Persian Empire and the Alliance of Greek cities. It followed the Battles of Thermopylae (the Battle of 300 Spartans) and the Battle of Artemisium, where the Persian side was … Continue reading

Interview on “Amanpour”

  September 30, 2009 at 9:25 am by

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On September 28th Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway have been interviewed by Christiane Amanpour during her new talkshow at CNN in New York. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour invited the to her studio in New York, because she thinks that the Royal Couple will help to focus attention on some of today’s important issues. The interview is 12.5 minutes long and will be shown in the program, “Amanpour” … Continue reading

Queen Rania’s Visit to the US: Day 4

  September 30, 2009 at 6:47 am by

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On day 4 of Queen Rania’s visit to New York, Her Majesty attended a breakfast which was hosted by the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and took place during the 64th General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York. This event took place to mark the the 60th anniversary of the U.N. aid agency for Palestinian refugees which … Continue reading

Al-Khalifa and Al-Maktoum Wedding Celebrations

  September 30, 2009 at 5:56 am by

The groom, Sheikh Nasser, arrives for the male ceremony with his father, King Hamad of Bahrain

On September 28, 2009 Sheikh Nasser bin Hamed Al Khalifa, the son of King Hamed of Bahrain, married Sheikha Sheikha bin Mohammed bin Rashid, the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The celebrations took place in Dubai with a lunch that was attended by King Hamed of Bahrain, UAE President Sheikh Khalifa and the bride’s father Sheikh Mohammed, … Continue reading

Princess Mathilde launches European Cancer Prevention Plan

  September 29, 2009 at 3:35 pm by

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Princess Mathilde attended the launch of the European Partnership to Fight Cancer in the period 2009-2013, today in Brussels, at the invitation of José Manuel Barrosso, the President of the European Commission. She was welcomed to the convention by the Commissioner for Health, Androulla Vassiliou. At the meeting, the Princess gave a speech, in which she emphasised that cancer is a widespread disease, which is very difficult to fight, but … Continue reading

Prince Harry Honors Brave Children

  September 29, 2009 at 3:10 pm by

Six-year-old Alex Burke shares a secret with Prince Harry at the WellChild awards

Prince Harry spent his day off from helicopter training to take part in Monday night’s WellChild Children’s Health Awards. The ceremony honored the courage of British children as they dealt with serious illnesses. While the children and their parents were thrilled to see the Prince in their midst, there was one child who was not impressed. “Are you sure you are Prince Harry?” asked six year-old Alex Burke. “Where’s your … Continue reading

Wedding of Prince Moulay Ismail of Morocco

  September 29, 2009 at 7:41 am by

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Prince Moulay Ismail of Morocco celebrated on Saturday, along with the royal Family, his marriage to Miss Anissa Lehmkuhl. Festivities started on Friday with the traditional marriage ceremony at the Royal Place of Rabat in the presence of King Mohammed VI, the Royal Family and the bride’s family. This was followed by a private party hosted by the King and his wife, Lalla Salma, in their private residence, Dar Essalam. … Continue reading

Duchess of Gloucester Opens New Hospice Unit

  September 27, 2009 at 7:51 pm by

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The Duchess of Gloucester officially opened a refurbished inpatient unit at the Heart of Kent Hospice. The new unit was the result of a £286,000 grant provided by the Department of Health, with the goal of improving the environment for the terminally ill adults who are served by the hospice. According to an article from Kentnews.co.uk, the Duchess was welcomed to the area by the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, and … Continue reading

Rania in the USA – Days 2 and 3

  September 27, 2009 at 5:16 pm by

Queen Rania on 'Good Morning America', September 2009

Day 2 of Queen Rania’s trip to New York was kind of busy. In the morning she appeared on the Good Morning America show with Diane Sawyer. She answered a few question as well as talked about peace, education, social networking and stereotypes. Queen Rania said, answering a question, “At the moment, there’s 75 million children who are out of school. To get them into school would cost about $11 … Continue reading

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