Princess Alexia Starts School On Monday

  June 25, 2009 at 5:58 pm by

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Princess Alexia of The Netherlands, second daughter of the prince of Orange and princess Máxima, will have her first day on school on monday. This Friday the Princess will become four years old, according tgo newspaper ‘Telegraaf’ she hopes for a ‘cool’ backpack, that she can use. This was said in a private meeting between members of the press and the prince of Orange and his wife. Like her sister … Continue reading

Haya speaks at Global Humanitarian Forum

  June 25, 2009 at 3:44 pm by

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Princess Haya joined a panel of experts where she talked about the struggles poor women face and the need to reach out to women to influence policy. Princess Haya also highlighted the need to use women to make a change through the existing routes which are established by UN agencies on other programmes. “Women are at the heart of poverty and account for 70 percent of those most affected by … Continue reading

Haakon, Mette-Marit and Young Leaders Summit II

  June 25, 2009 at 1:33 pm by

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During the last 2 days the Crown Princely Couple of Norway attended several events related to the “Young Leaders Summit 2009″ Conference. Tuesday morning, 23-06-2009, Prince Haakon, Princess Mette-Marit, Environment and Development minister Erik Solheim and Andres Lekanger attended the AIDS Conference Young Leader Summit II at Losby Gods. You can find a gallery here. In the evening the Crown Princely couple attended the Aksept Open air concert held during … Continue reading

Lalla Salma attends meeting in Tunis

  June 25, 2009 at 1:01 pm by

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Princess Lalla Salma attended and spoke at the 4th meeting of the Higher Council of the Arab Women which is being held in Tunis this year. Speaking on Thursday at the meeting, Lalla Salma spoke about women empowerment in Morocco saying that the Kingdom has gone along way in gender equality and enhancing women’s participation in the management of public affairs, in central and local government, in parliament, as well … Continue reading

Mozah is new member of the Academie des Beaux-Arts

  June 25, 2009 at 4:23 am by

Sheikha Mozah during the visit

In a ceremony held yesterday for Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al-Misnad upon becoming a permanent member of the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts of Institute de France in Paris, Sheikha Mozah gave a speech where she spoke about education and civilisations. The event was attended by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and a few Qatar and French ministers. The Emir and his wife are on a … Continue reading

Organic Garden Blossoming at Buckingham Palace

  June 24, 2009 at 3:37 pm by

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Back when HM The Queen was still just HRH The Princess Elizabeth, Buckingham Palace sported its own “victory” vegetable garden allotment as a way to economize during the rationing days of the Second World War. Now, following in the footsteps of American First Lady Michelle Obama’s White House garden, a new vegetable patch has been planted at Buckingham Palace. The allotment is located in the “Yard Bed” section of the … Continue reading

National Day Celebrations Wrap Up in Luxembourg

  June 24, 2009 at 1:00 pm by

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The final half of the celebrations for Luxembourg’s national day began with the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, Prince Sébastien, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, Prince Félix and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume attending the Te Deum laudamus with military and public officials and the heads of the various diplomatic missions to the Grand Duchy. The service was followed by a salute of 101 cannon shots at Fetschenhaff. As is normal, … Continue reading

Fashion for a True Cause: Princess Letizia Attends Fashion Event for the Disabled

  June 24, 2009 at 12:18 pm by

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It could have easily been any other show, but Princess Letizia’s latest outing was not what others would expect of a fashion event. Nearly two weeks ago the Princess of Asturias inaugurated the II Jornada sobre Moda y Necesidades Especiales, an event organized by the Asociación Nacional Discapacidad y Medios de Comunicación (Adimeco) in collaboration with the Sociedad Estatal para el Diseño. This event is a unique one, for it … Continue reading

Leopold II Wanted To Invade The Netherlands

  June 24, 2009 at 8:50 am by

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New reports have revealed that King Leopold II of the Belgians (1835-1909) had plans to invade The Netherlands. These plans were found in the royal archives in Brussels by the Flemish journalist and historian Kris Clerckx. The king sent an espionage missions to get information about the strength of the Dutch army, made plans for the invasion and sent a high diplomat to France to get the support of emperor … Continue reading

Fiftieth Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s 1959 Trip to Canada

  June 24, 2009 at 3:31 am by

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Last week marked the fiftieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s visit to Canada in 1959. The Georgian newspaper interviewed people who were there during the Queen’s visit. To read some some interesting anecdotes click here. The Royal Couple was received by the Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and Governor General Vincent Massey and other dignitaries when they arrived in Gander. A pretty little girl handed HM a bouquet and … Continue reading

Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research

  June 24, 2009 at 2:30 am by

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On Wednesday 17 in Oviedo, the jury of the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research has officially announced their decission to bestow the award to Martin Cooper, discover of the the first handheld mobile telephone and to Raymond Samuel Tomlinson, the man who chose the @ sign to separate local from global e-mails in the mail address. The jury considers that these two discoveries are among the … Continue reading

The Richest Royals

  June 23, 2009 at 10:15 pm by

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Forbes has recently released their annual list of the world’s 15 richest royals. Emphasised in the article was the impact of the credit crunch, real estate values plumeting and stock market difficulties with Forbes stating all in all the global recession has led to the royals listed loosing a total of $22 billion, 17% of the total wealth listed last year. More specifically, they state that whilst two of the … Continue reading

Spanish State Visit to New Zealand: Day 2

  June 23, 2009 at 9:56 pm by

King Juan Carlos during the official welcoming ceremony in New Zealand

Today has been the second and final day of the State Visit of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain. Today there were two ceremonies for the royal visitors, who spent the day in the capital city, Wellington. The first was a wreath laying at National War Memorial and Tomb of the Unknown Warrior; His Majesty laid a wreath. This was followed by a welcome ceremony at parliament, which … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark in the Traditional Clothing of Greenland

  June 23, 2009 at 7:55 pm by

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During the recent trip to Greenland, Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark showed their close ties to the newly-independent nation by wearing traditional Inuit clothing. The Daily Telegraph of Australia has featured a photo of the Queen and Princess in the clothing, and briefly mentions that it is a big departure from the typical attire that royals usually wear. It is indeed a big change from gala dresses … Continue reading

Grand Ducal Family Out in Force in Luxembourg City

  June 23, 2009 at 1:45 pm by

The Grand Ducal Family on National Day Eve 2009

The entire Grand Ducal family, minus Princess Alexandra who is busily studying for her exams, turned out in Luxembourg City after the day celebrations by the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess in Ell to see the traditional torchlit procession and firework display. This is also an occassion for the entire family to be ‘seen’ by the public, as they walk from their city residence the Grand Ducal Palace to the … Continue reading

National Day Celebrations Begin in Luxembourg

  June 23, 2009 at 1:09 pm by

The Grand Duke cuts the ribbon to officially open the building

The celebrations for Luxembourg’s National Day kicked off today in Ell with an official visit from the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess where, together with government officials and members of the community, they laid a wreath of flowers at the Monument des Mars before visiting the city council. They later visited the local school, where they watched a theatrical performance by pre-schoolers and then listened to speeches in the playground … Continue reading

New Titles for Grand-Ducal Family

  June 23, 2009 at 12:50 pm by

Luxembourg's Coat of Arms

During the celebrations of Luxembourg’s National day, Grand Duke Henri has announced that Tessy de Nassau, wife of Prince Louis, will now be styled as Princess of Luxembourg, and their two sons will be styled Prince Gabriel and Prince Noah de Nassau. His daughter Princess Alexandra has also received the position of a knight in the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau, which is an order … Continue reading

Three-Day State Visit from Qatar to France

  June 23, 2009 at 4:45 am by

Sheikha Mozah and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

Qatar Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and his wife Sheikha Mozah are on a 3 day state visit to France. The Emir was welcomed at the Elysee Palace in Paris yesterday by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Emir of Qatar and President Sarkozy held talks on ways of boosting bilateral ties,and reviewed a set of regional and international issues. HH Sheikha Mozah Nasser al-Misnad met Carla Bruni, wife of the … Continue reading

New Speaker of the House of Commons Elected

  June 23, 2009 at 2:43 am by

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The House of Commons has just elected Tory MP John Bercow as the new Speaker of the House in an ancient balloting process to replace the outgoing Speaker Michael Martin, forced to resign over the MPs expenses scandal. He is the first Speaker in 300 years to be forced from office and his successor will have a tough job to reform the British parliament. The role of the Speaker will … Continue reading

Archduke Otto taken into hospital

  June 22, 2009 at 5:34 pm by

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Archduke Otto of Austria, the 96 years old eldest son of Emperor Karl I and Empress Zita, has been taken into hospital after a fall in his home, Villa Austria in Pöcking, Bavaria. The Archduke has seriously injured his head, so he has soon taken into hospital, where he’s recovering. Now, according to what his daughter Archduchess Michaela told on thursday to the press, he’s better, he is fully conscious … Continue reading

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