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

First Wedding Anniversary for Prince Aimone and Princess Olga

  September 27, 2009 at 11:29 am by

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One year ago, on 27 September 2008, the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Aimone of Savoy, Duke of Apulia, and Princess Olga of Greece took place in Patmos, the wonderful Greek island in the Aegean sea. The Prince and Princess got engaged in 2005, and married in a civil ceremony in the Italian Embassy in Moscow on 16 September 2008, after having asked and obtained the allowance for the … Continue reading

Religious Wedding of the Count & Countess of Paris

  September 27, 2009 at 11:28 am by

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TRH Prince Henri and Princess Micaela d’Orleans, Count and Countess of Paris, married yesterday in a religious ceremony in Arcangues, France. They had previously married in a civil ceremony in 1984, after the divorce of the Count from his first wife Maria Teresa of Wurttemberg, Duchess of Montpensier; the religious wedding took place after the annulment of the Count’s previous marriage was granted by the Roman Rota last year. Despite … Continue reading

Queen Sonja in Rome

  September 26, 2009 at 1:48 pm by

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On September 24th, Queen Sonja of Norway attended the Norwegian Institute in Rome’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The celebration took place at the American Institute in Villa Aurelia. The program included artistic and technical elements. During her speech at the Institute the Queen said: “I must admit that I feel a little envious of the students at the Institute – who have the chance to delve into history and study art … Continue reading

Wedding Details of the Marriage of the Count & Countess of Paris

  September 25, 2009 at 7:16 pm by

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A day before the religious wedding of the count and countess of Paris, French royalty blog ‘Noblesse & Royauté’ reveals some details about the wedding. It was already known that the wedding would be celebrated Arcangues, but the blog has some new information. The mass will be celebrated by father Dominique Dye, chapelain of the order of Malta, and by abbé Jean-Marie Mouhica. During the mass music from Bach will … Continue reading

Mathilde’s Family Settles Financial Disagreement

  September 25, 2009 at 6:31 pm by

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After 26 years, the feud between the d’Udekem d’Acoz family finally has been settled. The feud started 26 years ago when Mathilde’s paternal grandmother, countess Suzanne d’Outryve d’Ydewalle, died. The devision of the family fortune started fierce discussions and disagreements between her sons Henri, Raoul and Patrick, Mathilde’s father. ‘The properties and money have been devided fairly. The lawsuits are over’, count Henri d’Udekem d’Acoz told the Flemish press. He … Continue reading

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

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