Trial for Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy

  September 25, 2009 at 5:37 pm by

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Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy, the 72 year old son of the late King Umberto II of Italy and his wife Queen Maria José, will be put on trial, accused of having took part in criminal association with the purpose of corruption of officials. The trial will begin on 21 December 2009, at 9.30am in Potenza, Italy. He has told to the press to trust in the verification of the facts, … Continue reading

Queen Victoria – The Longest-Reigning Monarch in British History

  September 25, 2009 at 4:10 pm by

Queen Victoria in her coronation robes

On September 25, 1896, Queen Victoria became the longest-reigning Monarch in British History, surpassing George III’s reign, who was King for 59 years. Victoria also left behind the longest-reigning English and Scottish Monarchs, Henry III and James VI, who had reigned for 56 and 57 years respectively. She was a Queen for 63 years and 216 days. Grand commemorative events were planned for the occasion; however the Queen requested all … Continue reading

Ertuğrul Osman, Head of the Imperial House of Osman, dies at 97

  September 24, 2009 at 6:32 pm by

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Ertuğrul Osman Osmanoğlu, the oldest member of the Ottoman dynasty, died in Istanbul at the age of 97. Osmanoğlu had been hospitalized with renal and respiratory failure and died of kidney failure on Wednesday evening. The Prince’s wife, Her Imperial Highness Zeynep Tarzi Hanım Efendi, said: “He died at around 8:30 PM. His family was by his bedside all the time.” Although no decision has yet been made concerning the … Continue reading

Crown Princely Couple visits Hungary and New York

  September 24, 2009 at 4:47 pm by

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From September 22nd to 24th, CP Haakon and CP Mette-Marit paid a visit to Hungary. They attended the opening of Pannon House in Budapest. The visit,started with a meeting with Hungarian President László Sólyom. After the meeting the couple went to Pannon House. There the Crown Princess opened the seminar “Sustainability and Architecture”. After the opening, the Princess and her husband attended an outdoor exhibition that combined traditional Hungarian crafts … Continue reading

‘Gracias Máxima’ – Argentinian War Criminal Arrested

  September 24, 2009 at 10:43 am by

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The Dutch-Argentinian pilot Julio Alberto Poch, who was arrested in Valencia on Tuesday, has been reported to the police by collegues after a discussion about Jorge Zorreguieta, father of princess Máxima of The Netherlands. Magazine ‘Página 12′ even ‘thanks’ the princess in one of their sub head lines, which says: ‘Gracias Máxima’. Poch is accused of being one of the pilots of the airplanes that dropped opponents of the Videla … Continue reading

Countess Alexandra at Make-up Range Launch

  September 24, 2009 at 9:44 am by

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Countess Alexandra of Frederiksborg, former wife of Prince Joachim, attended on the 23rd the launch at the D’Angleterre Hotel in Copenhagen of friend Dennis Knudsen’s first make-up range, Ink By Denis Knudsen. She was accompanied by her husband Martin Joergensen and other celebrity customers of Knudsen’s, including Maria Montell and Janni Kjør. The Countess is also not only a customer of his store, but also of his holiday homes in … Continue reading

95th Birthday of Leonida Georgievna, Grand Duchess of Russia

  September 23, 2009 at 4:50 pm by

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Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna, the widow of Grand Duke Vladimir Cyrillovich, was born on September 23, 1914. Grand Duke Vladimir was Pretender to the Russian Throne and titular Emperor of Russia; as such, Leonida Georgievna is titular Dowager Empress of Russia. She is the mother of the current (disputed) head of the House of Romanov, Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna. Leonida Georgievna was born in Tiflis (now Tbilisi), … Continue reading

Princess Máxima Appointed UN Advocate for Inclusive Finance

  September 23, 2009 at 1:22 am by

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Princess Máxima of the Netherlands has been appointed at the United Nations Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance, as was announced by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon. “Your extensive knowledge and expertise makes you a perfect choice for this important undertaking. You will be able to work for the well-being of so many people who need the United Nations,” he said. In her new role, Princess Máxima will advise the Secretary-General … Continue reading

Queen Beatrix and Prince Philip Honour Liberation of Nijmegen

  September 21, 2009 at 10:37 pm by

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HM Queen Beatrix and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh yesterday commemorated the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Dutch city of Nijmegen from German occupation during World War II. The city was the first Dutch city to fall to German hands in 1940. The royal pair inspected the customary guard of honour, before laying wreaths at the Resistance Monument at Traianus Square. Speeches were made by both Dutch, British … Continue reading

Rania visits New York Girls School – US Visit, Day 1

  September 21, 2009 at 9:09 pm by

Queen Rania at the girls' school in Harlem

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan visited The Young Women’s Leadership School East Harlem, New York. During the visit, Her Majesty met with some of the students and staff, they discussed the importance of what education plays in daily life and how it can improve children’s lives. Accompanying Her Majesty was UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman. Her Majesty served as UNICEF’s Eminent Advocate for Children since 2007 … Continue reading

Big Relief for Bolivia as President Evo Morales Visits Spain

  September 21, 2009 at 1:12 pm by

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Evo Morales, the first native Aymaran president of Bolivia, returned to Spain after three years to make another visit (although his first state visit) and meet with King Juan Carlos, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodrí­guez Zapatero, and Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos. The state visit occurred last September 14, 2009. Bolivia is in for some relief from Spain as Mr Morales was to sign an agreement cancelling his country’s €70 … Continue reading

Princess Marie to take over duty from Prince Henrik

  September 21, 2009 at 12:09 pm by

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After recently resigning from his position as Order Chancellor in favour of Prince Joachim, Queen Margrethe’s husband has now handed over his duties as the Patron of the Annual Literature Prize to his daughter-in-law Princess Marie. This means that Marie will, on behalf of the francophone ambassadors to Denmark, hand out an annual prize for French-language literature in Copenhagen. Of course, both Prince Henrik and Princess Marie are perfectly suited … Continue reading

Christening of Pieter van Vollenhoven

  September 20, 2009 at 11:21 pm by

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TH Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Princess Anita of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven today christened their youngest child, Pieter Anton Maurits Erik van Vollenhoven, in a private ceremony at the Chapel of Palais Het Loo in Apeldoorn. The ceremony was performed by the Minister of The Hague, Ds. EC Roos; and was attended by a large constituent of the Dutch Royal Family. The only senior royals not present were HM the Queen, and … Continue reading

King Albert still on spending spree

  September 20, 2009 at 2:48 pm by

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It hasn’t been a good summer for King Albert’s image. After all the controversy surrounding the acquisition of a new yacht, registering it in Italy and avoiding to pay taxes to both the Belgian and the Italian government by registering the yacht as a military vessel, the finances of King Albert II of Belgium have again come under severe criticism. Royalty watcher Kathy Pauwels had the opportunity to see papers … Continue reading

Mathilde and Maxima open Museum “M” in Leuven

  September 20, 2009 at 2:21 pm by

Princess Mathilde and Máxima open the "M" Museum

Today Princess Mathilde and her Dutch colleague, Princess Maxima, officially opened the new Museum M, the renovated city museum of Leuven, one of the oldest cities in the Low Countries, which hosts one of the oldest universities of Europe. The Princesses, whose names start with an M, like the name of the museum, took the time to talk to the people who had turned up to greet them. As usual … Continue reading

Haakon “Rescued” by Air Ambulance

  September 20, 2009 at 11:08 am by

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On Sunday Prince Haakon attended a demonstration of rescue by helicopter which took place during the annual Semiaden in Asker. Among the watchers were his children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus. The Norwegian Air Ambulance demonstrated a rescue operation. The aim was to rescue a person, the Crown Prince, who had fallen into the water. After beeing in the water a little while, he was “rescued” by air … Continue reading

New African King Is A Female Secretary From Washington, D.C.

  September 19, 2009 at 7:03 pm by

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Nearly 15 months ago, Washington, D.C.-based secretary Peggielene Bartels received a phone call that would change her life forever. Early one morning, at 4:00 AM to be exact, a phone call came that woke Bartels from her sleep. The call came from Otuam, a seaside town in the African nation of Ghana. The caller addressed Bartels as “Nana”, which is a term Ghanians use to refer to people of high … Continue reading

September 2009 Newsletter: The 1970s

  September 19, 2009 at 5:43 am by

At first, the 1970′s seemed that it was going to be more of the same of the 1960′s…..opposition to the Vietnam War continued, and the threat of a nuclear war still existed. But more and more people were becoming disenchanted with their governments and the changes that the Free Decade of the 1960′s brought forth. During the 1970′s, many countries experienced an economic recession partly due to the oil embargos … Continue reading

“Be Proud”

  September 18, 2009 at 1:48 pm by

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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the youth project “Be proud” of Holmlia in Oslo on Thursday. “Be proud” is one of the two youth projects that were awarded by this year’s funding of the crown princely “Humanitarian Fund”. In Holmlia the Crown Prince and Princess met youth representatives of the “Be proud” sub-projects. After cultural elements and an international dinner the Crown Prince and Princess got the … Continue reading

Vote in the August 2009 Picture of the Month Polls!

  September 18, 2009 at 1:20 pm by

Please vote in the August 2009 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royals going to school. The polls will remain open until 8 October 2009.

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