July 2009 Picture of the Month Winners!

  September 18, 2009 at 1:17 pm by

Announcing the winners for the July 2009 Picture of the Month Polls: July 2009 Official Picture of the Month: First Place:  Picture B- Sweden Second Place: Picture G- Britain Third Place: Picture M- Belgium Informal Poll- Favorite Children’s or Candid Picture: First Place: Picture O- Norway Second Place: Picture G- The Netherlands Third Place: Picture E- Spain Thanks to all who voted, and congratulations to the Swedish and Norwegian Picture … Continue reading

Princess Mary attends WHO Regional Conference Events

  September 18, 2009 at 3:25 am by

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Earlier this week, in her role as patron of the World Health Organisation’s Regional Office for Europe, HRH Crown Princess Mary attended several events in conjunction with the 59th WHO Regional Committee meeting in Copenhagen. On Monday, HRH attended the opening of the annual conference at the WHO building in Copenhagen. Here, Princess Mary spoke to those in attendance about her involvement with WHO. “My primary focus has been on … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Celebrate Prinsjesdag 2009

  September 18, 2009 at 2:31 am by

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This past Tuesday, September 15th, the Dutch Royal Family attended the annual opening of parliament, Prinsjesdag. The event took place at The Hague’s 13th century Ridderzal (Hall of Knights), where HM Queen Beatrix addressed the Dutch parliament from the throne. Accompanied by TRH the Prince of Orange, Princess Máxima, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, the Dutch monarch arrived at the Ridderzal in a golden … Continue reading

September 1859, the Failed Plot in Naples Court

  September 17, 2009 at 3:45 pm by

King Francesco II and Queen Maria Sofia of The Kingdom of Two Sicilies, 1859

150 years ago, the Italian peninsula was divided in several States; one of them, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, was ruling over all the south of Italy and the Sicily; another one, the Kingdom of Sardinia, was beginning to expand itself and to conquer several other Italian regions. On 22 May 1859, King Ferdinando II of the Two Sicilies died in Caserta. His very reactionary politic, fully supported by … Continue reading

Abdullah & Rania visit Syria

  September 17, 2009 at 3:26 pm by

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Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania visited Syria on an invitation from Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife Asma Assad. King Abdullah and President Bashar held a meeting where they discussed bilateral relations and regional and international issues. Syrian president and his wife held an iftar banquet in honor of their majesties. The royals took their two youngest children Princess Salma and Prince Hashem on the short visit … Continue reading

Silvia, Madeleine & World Childhood Foundation

  September 17, 2009 at 2:11 pm by

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Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine attended the seminar “Children and the world wide web”, organized by Silvia’s World Childhood Foundation, in Stockholm today. The seminar aimed to build a positive perspective. It also discussed how the internet can be used to reach and support children. Princess Madeleine will continue to step into her mother’s footsteps and get involved with the World Childhood Foundation. Queen Silvia was co-founded this organization in … Continue reading

Queen Rania’s Loyalty to Elie Saab Fashion

  September 16, 2009 at 5:29 pm by

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  Since Queen Rania became Queen of Jordan in 1999, she has been seen in many dresses by the international Lebenese designer Elie Saab, who has dressed royalty and celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Haly Berry. Queen Rania has worn varioues dresses, mostly which come down the Haute Couture runway, and recently seen in his Ready-to-Wear line. Dresses have been worn on state visits, official and private events, as well … Continue reading

20th Wedding Anniversary of Prince Kyrill and Rosario Nadal

  September 15, 2009 at 6:58 pm by

Prince and Princess Preslav

Kyrill, Prince of Preslav married Doña Maria del Rosario Nadal in Palma de Mallorca on September 15, 1989. The wedding took place in Almudania’s Saint Anne Chapel: some 400 guests were invited to the wedding but only 125 could be present during the religious ceremony because of the Chapel’s small size. The guests included the entire Bulgarian Royal Family, the King and Queen of Spain, Infantas Elena and Cristina, the … Continue reading

Opening of the Swedish Parliament 2009

  September 15, 2009 at 4:35 pm by

Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf arrive for the opening of parliament

Today the Royal Family of Sweden attended the annual opening of the House of the Parliament in Stockholm. It was opened shorty after two o’clock in the afternoon. The men attended the opening in dark suits and ties, the women in dark dresses and hats. The Royal woman are always dressed in dark colours, in an intentional homage to the old court dress, which was worn until 1974 and was … Continue reading

Emperor Akihito takes his grandson for a little sea excursion

  September 15, 2009 at 4:18 pm by

The Japanese Imperial Seal

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko invited Princess Kiko and little Prince Hisahito to join them for a little sea excursion near the Imperial Villa in the town of Hayama, south of Tokyo. The Imperial Family took a small boat they rowed themselves for the excursion; the boat had been used by Emperor Showa for his research of sea creatures. After they returned, the family proudly watched as 3-years-old Prince Hisahito … Continue reading

Crown Prince Alexander lays wreath at the Monument of Unknown Hero

  September 15, 2009 at 3:49 pm by

Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia

On September 15, Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia laid a wreath at a Monument of Unknown Hero on Avala Mountain near Belgrade on the 91st anniversary of the breach of the Thessaloniki Front in 1918. During the traditional ceremony and military parade organized by Association of the descendants of Serbian Soldiers, the Crown Prince said: “I sincerely believe that our generation has an obligation to make a better and more … Continue reading

Prince William Holds Breath – and Large Tarantula

  September 14, 2009 at 8:11 pm by

Prince William holding Sarah at the Darwin Centre opening

Prince William showed enthusiasm today as he opened the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum. He did, however, seem less than enthusiastic when asked to hold a large, hairy tarantula just before the official opening. The arachnid, an eight-inch wide Mexican Red Kneed named Sarah, was being shown to children at the Attenborough Studio when its minders politely asked the Prince if he would like to hold her. “Ooh, … Continue reading

The Ambassador Princess

  September 14, 2009 at 7:53 pm by

Chrifa Lalla Joumala Alouin

Chrifa Lalla Joumala Alouin, cousin of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, joined the diplomatic circle when she was appointed by the King in January 2009 as the Moroccan Ambassador to the UK and Northern Ireland. Lalla Joumala was born in 1962. She first studied at a French-speaking school in Morocco, then went on to study politics and history at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Growing up … Continue reading

Countess Alexandra in UNICEF Charity Auction

  September 14, 2009 at 11:27 am by

Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg

Countess Alexandra of Frederiksborg, the former wife of Prince Joachim, will be selling two of her most ‘delicious’ bags, one by Burberry and one by Versace, on trendsales.dk to benefit UNICEF. Other participating in the celebrity auction include Crown Princess Mary’s stylist Anja Camilla Alajdi and Marianne Dulong. Going on sale on October 5th, the starting price is DKK0, but it is hoped that plenty of money will be raised … Continue reading

Willem-Alexander & Máxima Conclude NY400 Visit

  September 14, 2009 at 5:55 am by

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TRH the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima have concluded their week-long visit to New York City, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage aboard the Half Moon which discovered the city. After their incredibly busy Tuesday and Wednesday schedules, Thursday was a relatively quiet day for the royal couple. The pair had seperate meetings on water management and micro-finance, the Prince and Princess’ pet areas respectively, … Continue reading

Honorary Doctorate for Princess Benedikte

  September 14, 2009 at 2:11 am by

Princess Benedikte at the ceremony in South Korea

HRH Princess Benedikte, the Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, has recently completed an official visit to South Korea, which begun early last week. On Wednesday September 9th, Princess Benedikte was awarded an honorary doctorate in literature from the Seoul Women’s University at a ceremony presided over by the University’s president, Rhee Kwang-ja. The Princess was awarded the doctorate due to her work with young women, and promoting their education. Princess Benedikte is … Continue reading

Prince Edward Visits Afghanistan

  September 12, 2009 at 10:54 pm by

The Earl of Wessex

Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex arrived in the Helmand province of Afghanistan last Tuesday. On Wednesday, he met with soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, the Rifles, according to an article from Monsters and Critics.com. The prince is the Royal Colonel of the battalion. The 2nd Battalion has been in Afghanistan for five months. They are working closely with the Afghan police force and army, and are expected to be … Continue reading

Lord Frederick Windsor marries Sophie Winkleman

  September 12, 2009 at 10:07 pm by

Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor on their wedding day

Lord Frederick Windsor, the son of the Queen’s cousin Prince Michael of Kent, was married today to actress Sophie Winkleman. The wedding took place at the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace, with a reception in the palace’s Great Hall. Princess Eugenie was the only senior royal attending the ceremony, but most of the extended Kent family were present, including the Duchess of Kent, who is rarely seen in public. … Continue reading

Jordan’s King & Queen hosts iftar banquet for government officials

  September 12, 2009 at 4:34 pm by

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Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania Abdullah of Jordan hosted an iftar banquet for government senior officials and diplomatic missions, and their wives, in Amman at the King Al Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center at the Dead Sea. The event was also attended by a few students. King Abdullah preformed Maghrib prayer with the guests.

King Mohammed VI Officially Opens Female Student House and Training Center

  September 12, 2009 at 11:50 am by

King Mohammed at the opening of the centre

Last Friday, King Mohammed VI celebrated the opening of a new female student house and training center in Marrakech. The new facility cost around 4.55 million dirhams. It was financed by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity and the MAMDA-MCMA Construction Foundation, according to an article in the Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse. Dar Attaliba, the student house, provides courses and accommodation for young women from poor rural areas. It was … Continue reading

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