Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize 2009

  October 9, 2009 at 5:31 am by

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Today the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that the Nobel Peace Prize 2009 goes to US President Barack Obama. He recieves the prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”. You can read the official announcement here: Nobel Peace Prize 2009. The Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony will take place in Norway’s capital Oslo on December 10th. The prize is annually handed out by King Harald V … Continue reading

“Victoria – Queen of the Time”

  October 8, 2009 at 11:33 am by

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In November, the book “Victoria – rottning med tiden” (Victoria – Queen of the time) will be released. Author Herman Lindqvist takes the readers to a journey through the life of Sweden’s next Queen: Crown Princess Victoria. The book also deals with her struggle for love, the secret meetings and Daniel Westling’s illness and about her starting a family. Herman Lindqvist was Victoria’s private history teacher and the Royal Family … Continue reading

Queen Sofia Returns to Greece

  October 8, 2009 at 4:33 am by

Queen Sofia at the exhibition

After her private visit to attend the baptism of Prince Pavlos and Princess Marie Chantal’s fifth child, Queen Sofia arrived yesterday at Thessaloniki from Athens, where she was since Monday, to attend the official inauguration of “El Miró de Mallorca” exhibition. The exhibition, which will run until February 5 2010, is organized by the Teloglio Foundation and Pilar i Joan Miro of Mallorca, and shows more than 400 works made … Continue reading

New Portraits Mark Nine Years of Grand Duke’s Reign

  October 7, 2009 at 11:10 pm by

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The Court of the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family today released a series of new family portraits to mark the ninth anniversary of HRH Grand Duke Henri’s accession to the throne. The set of fourteen photos features the entire Grand Ducal Family; and for the first time included Princess Tessy, the wife of Prince Louis, and the couple’s two sons, Gabriel and Noah, in an official photo with the whole family. … Continue reading

Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma To Marry Dutch Journalist

  October 7, 2009 at 12:46 pm by

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Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, the eldest son of the Duke of Parma and Princess Irene of The Netherlands, will get married. The family announced today that the prince will marry Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel next year. Prince Carlos Javier Bernardo of Bourbon-Parma, Prince of Piacenza, was born in Nijmegen on 27 January 1970. He studied Economy, History and Political Sciences at the Wesleyan University in Connecticut and Demographics and Philosophy … Continue reading

ABBA-Princess on the Jury of “Swedish Heros”

  October 7, 2009 at 7:45 am by

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Princess Anni-Frid “Frida” Reuss, former singer of the Swedish pop-group ABBA, is one of the member of the “Swedish Heros” (Svenska Hjältar) jury this year. “Svenska Hjältar” is a gala, where celebrities are sitting in the audience and ordinary people, who did something unusual or heroic, are celebrated on the stage. On Monday, December 14th, six heroes will be celebrated at a grand gala at the cirkus in Stockholm. In … Continue reading

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

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