Vote in the June 2009 Picture of the Month Polls!

  July 13, 2009 at 5:57 pm by

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Please vote in the June 2009 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Painted Royal Portraits. The polls will remain open until 30 July 2009.

Saudi King starts Busy Tour to launch Projects in Saudi Region

  July 13, 2009 at 7:13 am by

King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz

King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, began a tour to launch and lay stone foundations to a number of industrial and development projects in the Madina Region in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. The King launched a development project which involved investments of more than SR45 billion, inaugurate the new expansion of an airport. In the evening, King Abdullah meet with scholars, senior civil and military officials, and a … Continue reading

Albert II & Paola Dieting Together

  July 13, 2009 at 6:38 am by

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VTM reports that king Albert II and queen Paola of the Belgians are following a diet together. Pictures of the state visit to Romania, earlier this week, showed that the king and queen already lost weight. It is not a very strict diet, according to the palace they just eat a bit less and pay more attention to their health. During the state banquet on the first day of the … Continue reading

President Lee visits Sweden

  July 12, 2009 at 1:17 pm by

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Today, July 12 2009, Sweden’s royal family received South Korea’s President Lee Myung-Bak with First Lady Kim Yoon-ok at Sollidens castle, on the island of Oeland. Crown Princess Victoria’s fiancé Daniel Westling was also attending the event. It was his first official appearance after the kidney transplantation. Yesterday the South Korean President visited the small eco-friendly Swedish city Hammarby. Lee flew to Stockholm earlier in the day from Italy. There … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding Souvenirs Hit the Shelves

  July 12, 2009 at 7:06 am by

One of the tea towels on sale

The first souvenirs to mark the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling have gone on sale. The current souvenir hot-cake is a ‘Victoria and Daniel’ dish towel, flying out the doors of Swedish stores and off of the internet store Kitsch Sweden. The towel features an image of the engaged pair from the engagement press conference, surrounded by flowers and a dove carrying two rings. A spokesperson for … Continue reading

Abdullah participates in an Economic Conference in the US

  July 11, 2009 at 6:25 pm by

Queen Rania and King Abdullah II at the anniversary celebrations

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah are in the United States on a few day visit. On Friday, King Abdullah participated in an economic conference held in US state of Idaho, which was attended by Queen Rania and Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah. At the conference, King Abdullah talked about the need a two-state solution to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the need to relaunch Palestinian-Israeli negotiations. “This … Continue reading

Japanese State Visit to Canada – Now in Toronto

  July 11, 2009 at 12:24 pm by

The Imperial Couple in Toronto

The Emperor and Empress of Japan have moved their state visit to Canada to the city of Toronto. They visited a hospital in the morning, before meeting with Lt.-Gov. David Onley at the his residence and then with Premier Dalton McGuinty at the Ontario Legislature. They visited the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre on Thursday evening and a seniors’ home on Friday morning before leaving for British Columbia where they may … Continue reading

Countess of Wessex Visits Isle of Wight

  July 10, 2009 at 4:44 pm by

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Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, visited the Isle of Wight on Thursday. She met with ambulance operators and volunteers, who provide first-aid support for the island’s residents. Young volunteers, who are known as Badgers and Cadets, demonstrated their knowledge of first-aid, radio and computer skills for the Countess. The Countess serves as Grand President of St. John’s Ambulance. The charity has centers all over the island, but only two ambulances … Continue reading

Prime Minister Key Visits Tonga, Meets with King

  July 10, 2009 at 9:31 am by

Prime Minister Key and King George Tupou V

On July 7 New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key began a series of official visits to Tonga, Samoa, Niue, and the Cook Islands. During the visit, Key will meet with all four Prime Ministers; he will also meet King George Tupou V of Tonga. The visits will last until July 10. The meeting (in fact meetings, plural) with the King took place on the 7th, the first being an audience … Continue reading

Knighthood for Sir Don McKinnon

  July 10, 2009 at 9:20 am by

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HM Queen Elizabeth II today knighted former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Don McKinnon, as Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in recognition of his 2000-2008 (two terms) “outstanding” service as Secretary-General. Today is Commonwealth Day, a fitting day for his knighting. Sir Don McKinnon was also New Zealand’s longest serving Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand. He is also a member … Continue reading

Belgian State Visit to Romania – Day 3

  July 9, 2009 at 3:12 pm by

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King Albert and Queen Paola concluded their State Visit to Romania with a visit to Sibiu, one of the economically strong regions of Romania. They were welcomed with a folklorist dance spectacle on the main square, after they had been welcomed at the City Hall. They also visited a little village near Sibiu, called Cristian, which has a very close cooperation programme with the city of Leuven. They attended a … Continue reading

Prince William Made Honorary Barrister

  July 9, 2009 at 2:57 pm by

Prince William of Wales

The second-in-line to the British throne was called to the bench on Monday. Prince William went to London’s Middle Temple, where he was made an honorary barrister. He is the sixth member of the royal family to be made a member of the bar. The list also includes his great-grandmother, the Queen Mother, and his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. The Prince told a little about himself in an … Continue reading

Belgian State Visit to Romania – Day 2

  July 8, 2009 at 4:14 pm by

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King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium are on a three-day state visit to Romania. Today is their second day, and they went through a pretty full schedule. They visited the Revolution Square in Bucharest with the Romanian Minister of Culture, Theodor Paleologu. Later today, they also paid tribute to the Memorial of Danny Huwe, a Belgian journalist from the Flemish commercial channel, who was killed during the Revolution … Continue reading

Edward and Sophie Continue to Charm the People of Guernsey

  July 8, 2009 at 1:13 pm by

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During day 2 of their visit to Guernsey, the Earl and Countess of Wessex spent time meeting and greeting the locals. They arrived to Sark by boat, and were taken to the top of the Harbour Hill where many residents and tourists eagerly awaited their arrival. Franny Currie, a 14 year-old visitor from Oxford, had the chance to speak with Edward. “I was very excited. I’ve never met a member … Continue reading

Introducing Eliane van Vollenhoven

  July 8, 2009 at 6:34 am by

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Two official photos of the Dutch Royal Family’s latest edition, three-day-old Eliane van Vollenhoven, have been released by the RVD. The first image captures a heart-melting moment between the newborn and her 21-month-old sister Magali, while proud father Prince Floris looks on. Looking at the image clearly shows Magali’s opinion of her new sister, tenderly kissing Eliane’s forehead. And if those feelings were not clear enough, the second image cements … Continue reading

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko’s State Visit to Canada

  July 8, 2009 at 3:52 am by

The Emperor and Empress in Canada

The Imperial Couple landed in Ottawa on Friday afternoon to kick off their 12-day state visit that will also take them to Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria. The last time Akihito visited Canada, he was a 19-year-old Crown Prince on his way to attend the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953. Although this visit is to commemorate the 80th anniversary of formal diplomatic relations between the two countries, it is also … Continue reading

Commemorative Coins for Emperor’s Enthronement Anniversary

  July 8, 2009 at 12:45 am by

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The Japanese Finance Ministry announced on Friday that it will be issuing a set of commemorative coins to mark the 20th anniversary of the enthronement of Emperor Akihito in November next year. The coins are expected to be available later this year. A total of 100,000 solid-gold ¥10,000 (about $100) coins and 10 million nickel-brass ¥500 (about $5) coins will be issued. The gold coin will be just over an … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Honour Terrorist Victims

  July 7, 2009 at 11:01 pm by

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Today is the fourth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in London on 7 July 2005, and the day when the memorial to the victims was unveiled in Hyde Park. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were present at the dedication ceremony, along with government officials and family members of the victims. The Prime Minister, the leaders of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties, and the Mayor of London were … Continue reading

Open House: Frederik and Mary’s Future Home to go Public

  July 7, 2009 at 10:45 pm by

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The future home of Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and their two children will be open to the public next year, so the public can view the recent renovations which have been taking place since 2004. Frederik VIII’s Palace, formerly Brockdorf’s Manor, in Amalienborg will be open to the public from February 28 to May 30. The Palaces and Properties Agency announced the news earlier this week, with BT … Continue reading

Earl and Countess of Wessex Visit Guernsey

  July 7, 2009 at 5:47 pm by

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Le Viaer Marchi, which translates as “the old market”, is an annual event on the island of Guernsey. It has been held for the past 30 years, but this year was a special year, as the event welcomed royal visitors, the Earl and Countess of Wessex. The Earl and Countess spent an evening at the fair, where they learned about traditional arts and crafts, and enjoyed the local cuisine. Earlier … Continue reading

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