Norwegian “Dancing Queens” and the “Pink Ribbon”

  October 29, 2009 at 6:04 pm by

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Today Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the gala night for the Pink Ribbon with the musical “Mamma Mia!” at the Folketeateret in Oslo. The performance was part of the Cancer Society and the Association for the “Pink Ribbon” campaign. All proceeds from the musical show is also going to be used for breast cancer research. The Queen pointed out how important that topic is for her: “This is … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Attend the Opening of the Holland Dance Festival

  October 29, 2009 at 9:03 am by

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Last night Queen Beatrix attended the opening of the annual Holland Dance festival at the Lucent Dance Theater in The Hague. The queen was accompanied by the prince of Orange, princess Máxima, prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien. Princess Máxima wore the grey Natan dress that she first wore during Prinsjesdag in 2004, while princess Laurentien looked smashing in a green creation. It is widely known that queen Beatrix is fond … Continue reading

Queen Fabiola Recovers in Spain

  October 29, 2009 at 8:46 am by

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The Flemish press is reporting that Queen Fabiola is currently resting at her villa in Spain. Earlier this month, the Belgian royal court announced that Queen Fabiola would not have any official duties in the near future as she is recoverning from a pneunomia. Villa Astrida was bought by the queen and her late husband, king Baudouin, in the sixties. The villa is located in Motril, near Granada. Villa Astrida … Continue reading

‘Run’ on Job as Lackey at Dutch Palace

  October 29, 2009 at 8:31 am by

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A job as lackey for Queen Beatrix at the palace seems very popular. Since the ‘service of the royal house’ placed a job advertisement on the internet last week, the service has been flooded with applications. ‘We often place advertisements on the internet’, says spokesperson Weijermans in the Algemeen Dagblad, ‘but this time we are getting an enormous amount of reactions’. The adversisement says that women can also apply for … Continue reading

Duchess of Montpensier In Public Again

  October 29, 2009 at 8:17 am by

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On Tuesday, the Duchess of Montpensier has appeared in public again for the first time after she fell ill this spring. The duchess, who was dressed in a black dress with a two string pearl necklace, attended the gala Andre-Charles Boule Exhibition “A new style for Europe” at the old Opera in Frankfurt (Germany). She was accompanied by one of her sons, the duke of Vendôme. His wife stayed home, … Continue reading

Dutch Princesses At Theater, Charity Projects and Book Launch

  October 29, 2009 at 7:58 am by

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Princesses Máxima and Laurentien of The Netherlands had several public engagements during the last two days. On Tuesday night, princess Máxima visited the new Culturalis Theater in the Schilderswijk in The Hague. The Culturalis is an amateur theater for young people. The princess arrived at the theater on the Hobbema street at 8PM and left two hours later. She opened the theater by hitting on an Indonesian gong. For the … Continue reading

Queen Paola With Grand Children To the Circus

  October 29, 2009 at 7:41 am by

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Yesterday Queen Paola of the Belgians took four of her grand children to the circus Bouglione (near the Anatomium) in Brussels to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “L’Oeuvre des Berceaux Princesse Paola / Het Werk Der Wiegjes Prinses Paola” . The queen, accompanied by her daughter princess Astrid and her daughter-in-law princess Claire, took four of her grand children along: princess Laeticia Marie (daughter of princess Astrid) and princess Louise, … Continue reading

Queen Beatrix Meets Michael Gorbatsjov At the ‘Club of Rome’

  October 29, 2009 at 7:28 am by

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On Monday, Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands attended a meeting of the ‘club of Rome’ in Amsterdam. Former president of the USSR, Michael Gorbatsjov, also attended the meeting, as he is a honorary member of the club. The club of Rome is an association that was founded in the late 60-ties by European scientists who were worried about the state of the world. During the Global Assembly, a two day … Continue reading

Princess Marie at UNESCO Conference

  October 29, 2009 at 6:17 am by

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Princess Marie yesterday opened a UNESCO environmental conference for school leaders from both Asia and Europe in Soenderborg. The 100 educationalists will be working together on joint projects over the internet to help better the environment, which is, as Princess Marie said, very relevant with the climate summit being held in Copenhagen next month. For more information, please see this thread.

Jordanian Princesses call on the International Community to fight cancer

  October 29, 2009 at 6:07 am by

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Princesses Ghida Talal and Dina Mired attended on Tuesday the opening of the seminar ‘Combating Cancer and Tobacco Use in the Developing World’ organised by the King Hussein Cancer Foundation in cooperation with the World Health Organisation and hosted by breast cancer activist and WHO Goodwill Ambassador, Nancy Brinker. Princess Ghida Talal, the Chairperson of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), said during her speech that 40% of all cancers … Continue reading

Elderly Grand Duke attends Concert with Children

  October 28, 2009 at 11:03 pm by

Grand Dukes Jean and Henri at the concert

Grand Duke Jean yesterday attended a concert held by the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra. The 88-year-old Grand Duke was accompanied by his five children: HRH The Grand Duke of Luxembourg, HIRH Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria, HRH Prince Jean, HRH Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein and HRH Prince Guillaume. The concert was held in homage to HRH the late Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte, Grand Duke Jean’s wife. The Grand Duchess died in January … Continue reading

Spanish Royals say Goodbye to Former Head of the Household

  October 28, 2009 at 10:32 pm by

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On Monday the 26th, the former Head of the Household of H.M. the King, Don Sabino Fernandez Campo, Count of Latores, died in Madrid. He was a very beloved man in Spain, and was 91 years old. Don Sabino was born in Oviedo on March 17, 1918. After a military career, he started his work at the Royal House in 1977 as General Secretary and from 1990 to 1993, he … Continue reading

Princess Mary launches 2009 Christmas Seal

  October 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm by

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Crown Princess Mary yesterday launched the 2009 Christmas Seal (Julemærkefonden), at the Tivoli Amusement Park. This year’s stamps were designed by Birgitte Els-Schleuder, who says her inspiration for the designs were “old poetic Christmas decorations.” Mary met with Els-Schleuder and several young girls from the Foundation homes at the launch, before revealing this year’s stamp. The Crown Princess was joined by her mother-in-law’s first cousin, HE Count Ingolf of Rosenborg, … Continue reading

Archduchess Gabriela appointed as Georgian Ambassador

  October 28, 2009 at 5:53 pm by

Archduchess Gabriela of Austria

Archduchess Gabriela of Austria will be appointed as Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Germany by the Georgian President Mikhael Saakachvili; now her appointment has to be approved by the Georgian Parliament. The Archduchess, who is a Georgian citizen since 2007, will replace the present Ambassador Levan Duchidze. The reasons of the appointment of Archduchess Gabriela have been explained by Akaki Minashvili, Georgian Member of the Parliament and Chairman of Committee … Continue reading

Letizia’s Fashion at Prince of Asturias Awards

  October 27, 2009 at 10:21 pm by

Princess Letizia at the award ceremony

Last week the Princess of Asturias attended a series of events during the Prince of Asturias Awards. As always her fashion choices were heavily scrutinised by royal watchers. During the three days of engagements, Letizia choose to wear the designs of royal favourite Felipe Varela. On arrival in Asturias, Letizia combined a grey shift dress with a black Burberry coat and one of her favourite Burberry bags. image The simple … Continue reading

King Mohammed VI receives Mahmoud Abbas in Casablanca

  October 27, 2009 at 10:18 pm by

King Mohammed VI of Morocco

King Mohammed VI of Morocco received on Monday the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas,to discuss a number of political issues in particular the situation in Palestinian territories. In a statement to the media, the Palestinian president stressed the importance the Sovereign attaches to the Holy city of Al Quds Al Sharif in his capacity as chairman of Al Quds Committee offshoot of the Organization of IslamicConference (OIC) which … Continue reading

Princess Anita of Orange-Nassau turns 40

  October 27, 2009 at 4:57 am by

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HH Princess Anita of Orange-Nassau, the wife of HH Prince Pieter-Christiaan, today celebrates her fortieth birthday. Princess Anita was born Anita Theodora van Eijk on October 27th, 1969, to Leonardus Antonius and J.C.M. van Eijk. Anita was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland and has an older sister and brother (her brother passed away when Anita was 16 years of age). From her birth, Anita was a ‘citizen of the world’. She … Continue reading

Prince Hassan participates in WANA Conference

  October 26, 2009 at 8:00 pm by

Prince Hassan bin Talal in 2006

Prince Hassan bin Talal on Sunday participated at the first WANA Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Recovery Consultation in Amman, Jordan. In his speech, the Prince called for a road map for human security in the West Asia and North Africa region, he said it is useless to talk about human, economic and natural resources without talking about the ‘carrying capacity’ of the region, which consequently leads to recovery capacity. He also … Continue reading

Magnificent 2009 Prince of Asturias Awards Presentation Ceremony

  October 26, 2009 at 7:50 pm by

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On Friday 23rd, the 2009 Prince of Asturias Awards took place at Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo, Asturias. At 18:25, the Prince and Princess of Asturias arrived at theatre to preside over the ceremony. They were accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Sofia, who always attends the ceremony, and by HRH Princess Alia of Jordan, a special guest who for the first time attended the event. Both watched the ceremony form the … Continue reading

Queen Rania’s Fashion on 3-Day State Visit to Italy

  October 26, 2009 at 7:34 pm by

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King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan just ended a three-day state visit to Italy. The couple had a busy schedule with different events, from daytime to gala dinners. At each event, Queen Rania turned up wearing a different outfit. As Queen Rania arrived in Rome, she was seen wearing a lovely navy/royal blue velvet jacket, skirt and a ruffled top matched with a wide belt picture. As the … Continue reading

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