Queen Sofia in New York

  November 19, 2010 at 6:12 pm by

Queen Sofia at the Balenciaga exhibition

Queen Sofia of Spain is in New York this week attending the activities that annually are organized by the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute. The Spanish Institute was founded in 1954 in New York and its main aim is to promote the culture of the Spanish-speaking world in the United States. The activities organized by the Institute to carry out such a task, are focusing mainly on particular aspects of “Spanish … Continue reading

Grand Duke Henri attends the 75th anniversary of ALI

  November 19, 2010 at 3:42 pm by

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HRH Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg attended the 75th anniversary of the ALI on November 10, 2010. ALI stands for “Association luxembourgeoise des ingĂ©nieurs”, which is French for “Association of Professional Engineers” The official website of foundation can be found HERE. In 1935 a group of 25 unemployed engineers was formed in order to defend the professional interests and the Association has been a non-profit organization since April 2002. More … Continue reading

Grand Duchess Maria Theresa and HGD Guillaume attend Global Social Business Summit 2010

  November 19, 2010 at 3:15 pm by

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HRH Grand Duchess Maria Theresa and HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg attended the Global Social Business Summit 2010 on November 4, 2010 in Wolfsburg, Germany. The Grand Duchess and the Hereditary Grand Duke were accompanied by a delegation of national experts. Grand Duchess Maria Theresa has offered to host the Global Social Business Summit in 2012. More information about the Grand Duchess and the Hereditary Grand Duke attending … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima was in Seattle at the Global Savings Forum

  November 18, 2010 at 6:01 pm by

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Princess Maxima on November 16 and 17 participated in a conference organized by “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation” in Seattle, USA as the U.N. Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. The Gates couple are the chairmens and patrons of the foundation. In an interactive session, Princess Maxima and Melinda Gates discussed the developments in the field of ‘inclusive finance’ and stress the importance for people in … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Family has Received German President

  November 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm by

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On November 18, Queen Beatrix,Prince Willem Alexander and Princess Maxima have received the new President of Germany, Christian Wulff. President Wulff was received at Noordeinde Palace. Afterwards, the Queen has offered a lunch. In the afternoon Wulff met Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the prime minister’s residence in The Hague.

William & Catherine’s Engagement Interview

  November 16, 2010 at 10:29 pm by

Catherine Middleton and Prince William during the press call

Following their press call with the British media this afternoon, Prince William and his fiancĂ© Catherine Middleton sat down for an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby. The full interview can be watched here, courtesy of Sky News. A transcript is available from The Mirror. Here are some highlights: Prince William carried the engagement ring, his late mother’s, around in his rucksack for three weeks before finally proposing to Catherine. “I … Continue reading

William & Catherine’s Engagement Press Call

  November 16, 2010 at 10:01 pm by

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Following the announcement of their long-awaited engagement, Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton held a press call to mark the occassion, at St James’ Palace. At a quarter to five, the couple entered one of the Palace’s reception rooms and were greeted by a slew of reporters and photographers from the British media. William and Catherine, blinded initially by the flashing lightbulbs, posed for photos before answering some questions from … Continue reading

Queen Noor Raises Awareness for Pakistan Flood

  November 16, 2010 at 8:52 pm by

Queen Noor attends the Pakistan benefit event

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan hosted on November 15th, 2010 the event: “Pakistan: Hopes Submerged, Resilience Remains” at the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association in New York. The reception, organized by Refugees International, raised awareness for Pakistan, a country which lives a crisis after the devastating floods that started in August. Queen Noor, who is a board member of Refugee International, called for more support for Pakistan and she … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien in Spain

  November 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm by

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On November 16, Princess Laurentien was in Barcelona to present her new children’s book ‘Mr Finney’ dedicated to climate change. Published in 2009 in Dutch, the first story of the series is titled “Mr. Finney and the world upside down” and its Spanish version will be released in spring 2011 (Editorial SM). Laurentien of Orange-Nassau explained today that Finney, the character who stars in the series of tales, was born … Continue reading

Prince William and Catherine Middleton Officially Engaged

  November 16, 2010 at 8:17 am by

The Coat of Arms of the Duke of Cambridge

In breaking news, Clarence House has announced the engagement of HRH Prince William of Wales to Miss Catherine Middleton, his girlfriend of eight years. The press release read: The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton. The wedding will take place in the Spring or Summer of 2011, in London. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due … Continue reading

The Duchess of Gloucester visits Bermuda

  November 16, 2010 at 6:41 am by

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On November 11, the Duchess of Gloucester, who is the Colonel-in-Chief of the Bermuda Regiment, arrived in Bermuda for an official visit where she presented the Bermuda Regiment with new Colours at the National Sports Center on November 13 (for a detailed explaination about the presentation of colours ceremony, please visit here). It has been her second visit to Bermuda, and the first time she presented the colours to the … Continue reading

Belgian Royals celebrates The King’s Feast

  November 15, 2010 at 5:08 pm by

The Belgian Royals at the 2010 Kings Feast

On November 15, the Belgian Royal Family has celebrated The King’s Feast. Since 1886, celebrations take place in honour of the Belgian Monarch. Present were Crown Prince Philippe, Princess Mathilde, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent, Princess Claire and Queen Fabiola. King Albert and Queen Paola don’t usually attend at the Service as protocol decrees. Also present were the European Union President Herman Van Rompuy and Belgian Prime Minister Yves … Continue reading

What have the Danish royals been up to lately?

  November 15, 2010 at 11:06 am by

Danish Coat of Arms

Queen Margrethe & Prince Henrik. Tuesday, 9. November: The Regent Couple were hosts at a concert and reception for the diplomatic corps at Christiansborg Castle (seat of the Parliament). Crown Princess Mary and Princess Benedikte also attended. Mary’s husband Frederik was in Greece. In this case the DRF are really working on behalf of the Foreign Ministry and it’s also a nice opportunity for the resident ambassadors to mingle. Friday, … Continue reading

Ingrid’s Daughters Visit Grave to Mark 10th Anniversary

  November 14, 2010 at 8:59 pm by

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Two Sundays ago, on November 7th, the three daughters of the late Queen Ingrid of Denmark visited her grave at the open-air mausoleum just outside Roskilde Cathedral, to mark the tenth anniversary of her death at the age of 90 on that date in 2000. As a Danish Queen, a German Princess and a Greek Queen arrived at the Cathedral just before 10:00am, only the precense of four uniformed police … Continue reading

British Royals Remember the Fallen

  November 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm by

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The British Royal family, led by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, remembered Britain’s war dead during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. At 11pm, the United Kingdom fell silent for two minutes. The silence represents the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, when the guns of Europe fell silent. This silence is marked by the firing of a … Continue reading

Princess Maxima will visit the “Gates Foundation” in Seattle

  November 14, 2010 at 11:40 am by

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Crown Princess Maxima, in her role as the United Nations Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, will be giving a speech at the Global Savings Forum this week. The Global Savings Forum, set for Tuesday and Wednesday in Seattle, includes the usual conference fodder: speeches by dignitaries like Melinda Gates, who is expected to make a major grant announcement; and by Princess Maxima. The Gates Foundation is bringing together … Continue reading

Prince William Visits Afghanistan for Remembrance Sunday

  November 14, 2010 at 11:38 am by

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Britain’s Prince William made a surprise trip to Afghanistan on November 14th, to mark Remembrance Sunday with British troops serving in the war torn country. He arrived with several military leaders including Minister of Defense, Liam Fox. William attended a service at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, where he also laid a poppy wreath at a memorial. He then met with the troops, some of whom the Prince trained with … Continue reading

King Abdullah & Family Watch a Football Match

  November 14, 2010 at 3:51 am by

The family at the soccer in Spain

His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan, along with his wife Queen Rania and two children Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Iman, were spotted enjoying some family time watching the end of the Spanish League football match between Barcelona and Villarreal at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain on November 13, 2010. The royals were seen applauding at the end of the match. Queen Rania twittered about the game by … Continue reading

Saudi Monarch Suffers from Herniated Disc

  November 13, 2010 at 11:21 pm by

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The official Saudi news agency (SPA) announced that King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, is suffering from a herniated disc. The announcement stated that the 86 year old Saudi monarch is suffering from back problems, which his doctors diagnosed as a herniated disc. Doctors also advised him to rest as part of his therapy. The agency reported that his brother, the second Deputy … Continue reading

Princess Rym Attends Jordan Awards 2010

  November 11, 2010 at 9:36 pm by

Princess Rym at the awards

Under the patronage of Prince Ali bin Al Hussein and Princess Rym Ali the Jordan Awards 2010 were given on October 29th, 2010 at the King Hussein Convention Centre in the Dead Sea. HRH Princess Rym presented the awards to several artists and prominent show business figures from across the region. Between the Jordanian were winners included Actor Iyad Nasser and Saba Mubarak, who received the best actor and actress … Continue reading

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