Princess Ragnhild turns 80

  June 9, 2010 at 5:53 am by

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Today Princess Ragnhild Mrs Lorentzen of Norway, the oldest sister of King Harald V, celebrates her 80th birthday together with her family and friends at a private birthday party at the palace in Oslo. Princess Ragnhild was born on June 9th 1930 as the first child of of King Olav V and Crown Princess Märtha. The Princess spent most time of her childhood in the Skaugum Estate near Oslo. In … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Salma opens the 16th Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

  June 7, 2010 at 8:02 pm by

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Princess Lalla Salma chaired on Friday in Fez the opening ceremony of the 16th Fez Festival of World Sacred Music held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI by the Spirit of Fez Foundation under the theme “initiatory journey”. Princess Lalla Salma accompanied by Bernadette Chirac and sister of Cambodia’s King Princess Norodom Bopha Devi followed the Festival’s inaugural concert performed by the Royal Ballet of Cambodia. The theme of … Continue reading

Vote in the May 2010 Picture of the Month Polls!

  June 6, 2010 at 8:59 am by

Please vote in the May 2010 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Historical Royal Weddings. The polls will remain open until 4th of July, 2010.

April 2010 Picture of the Month Winners

  June 6, 2010 at 8:56 am by

Announcing the winners of the April 2010 Picture of the Month Polls: April 2010 Official Picture of the Month: First Place: Picture A – Norway Second Place: Picture D – The Netherlands Third Place: Picture F – Denmark Royal Grandparents (April 2010 Informal Poll): First Place: Picture F – Norway Second Place: Picture C – The Netherlands Third Place: Picture E – Belgium Congratulations to all winning teams!

Princess Lilian has Alzheimer’s Disease

  June 4, 2010 at 3:08 am by

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The Swedish Royal Court has revealed that Princess Lilian, the 94-year-old widow of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s uncle Prince Bertil, has Alzheimer’s Disease. It was revealed to newspaper Aftonbladet by Elisabeth Palmstierna, the Marshall of the Court. “Lilian is very tired… She is old and frail,” Palmstierna said; also confirming that Princess Lilian will not be attending the June 19th wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling. The Princess … Continue reading

Frederik and Mary in Washington, DC Day 1

  June 4, 2010 at 2:51 am by

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The Danish Crown Princely Couple has begun their visit to Washington, DC. Yesterday, June 3rd, Frederik and Mary paid a visit to the John Eaton Elementary School. This primary school was chosen for the visit as it is the Danish Embassy’s “adopted school” of the 2009-2010 American school year, as part of their Embassy Adoption Program. A class of fifth graders had learnt for several months all about Denmark, and … Continue reading

State Visit from the Netherlands – Day 2 and 3

  June 3, 2010 at 4:51 pm by

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The second day of Queen Beatrix’ State Visit to Norway began with a visit to the Oslo Bors securities exchange, where Her Majesty, who was joined by King Harald and Queen Sonja, attended a seminar with the title “Labour Participation and Gender”. Later they visited the Bjornholt Middle and Upper Secondary School. At lunch time Queen Beatrix, the Norwegian Royal couple and the Crown Princely couple attended an official luncheon … Continue reading

State Visit from the Netherlands – Day 1

  June 2, 2010 at 7:47 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is on a three-day State Visit to Norway. The Queen arrived at the port of Oslo yesterday, where she was welcomed by King Harald V of Norway. Queen Sonja and the Crown Princely couple were also in attendance. Queen Beatrix travelled to Norway on board of the Dutch frigate Tromp. During the welcoming ceremony the national anthems were played and Queen Beatrix met … Continue reading

Funeral of Archduke Rudolph

  May 30, 2010 at 7:09 pm by

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The funeral of Archduke Rudolph of Austria, dead two weeks ago aged 90, took place yesterday afternoon in Bruxelles, at the Church of Notre-Dame-du-Sablon, at 3.30 pm. The ceremony was attended by the widow of the late Archduke, Archduchess Anna Gabriele, and by his four surviving children: Archduchess Maria Anna with her husband Prince Peter Galitzine, Archduke Carl Peter with his wife Alexandra, née Princess of Wrede, Archduke Simeon with … Continue reading

Norwegian Royals at the Eurovision Songcontest

  May 30, 2010 at 12:50 pm by

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit, her son Marius, Princess Märtha Louise and her husband Ari Behn were among the guests at the Telenor Arena in Oslo to watch the Eurovision Songcontest 2010. After the 25 performances the voting began. As a break entertainment the group Madcon performed their song “Glow”. Previously many people in the audience and all over Europe had learned the official Eurovision dance and danced to the music. Princess … Continue reading

Jordan Royals celebrate Independence Day

  May 29, 2010 at 4:19 am by

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Their Majesties King Abdullah, Queen Rania and HRH Crown Prince Hussein attended the celebration held by Prime Minister Samir Rifai on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the Jordanian Independence Day. Prime Minister Rifai praised the King’s efforts towards his country and citizens in his speech. He also spoke of when Jordan achieved its independence on May 25, 1946. Several members of the royal family attended the event along … Continue reading

Sheikha Mozah in Rio de Janeiro

  May 29, 2010 at 4:16 am by

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HH Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, who is a member of the high-level group of the UN Alliance of Civilisations & UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education, attended and spoke at the third Alliance of Civilisations Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Addressing the opening session Sheikha Mozah said, “Five years after the Mallorca meeting, there is no doubt that we have gained a wealth of experience … Continue reading

Less than a Month to the Swedish Royal Wedding!

  May 28, 2010 at 1:43 am by

The Royal Wedding Monogram

There is less than a month to go until the June 19th nuptials of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling at the Storkyrkan in Stockholm, and details surrounding the wedding are slowly being revealed. The Royal Wedding Monogram Both the Crown Princess and her fiancé have celebrated their respective bachelorette and bachelor parties, arranged by their close friends. Daniel celebrated his on May 8th, at the Stallmästaregården restaurant in Haga … Continue reading

Princess Welcomes New Generation of Monegasques

  May 28, 2010 at 12:38 am by

Princess Caroline of Monaco, The Princess of Hannover

American mothers were celebrated this year, as always, on the second Sunday of May, which turned out to be the ninth. In the UK, Mothers’ Day was observed on March 14th. For Monaco, it is this Sunday, the 30th. Casually known as Monaco’s First Lady (or, perhaps, First Mother?) the Hereditary Princess Caroline paid a visit today to the maternity ward of Princess Grace Hospital in Monte-Carlo. She met the … Continue reading

International Conference on Climate and Deforestation in Norway

  May 27, 2010 at 6:36 am by

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The Prince of Wales visited Norway due to his participation in the Conference on Climate and Deforestation that took place in Oslo yesterday. In Olso Prince Charles met Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Heads of States, members of the government, ministers and experts from different countries attended the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference 2010 to discuss efforts for the preservation of the world’s rain forests. Crown … Continue reading

Royals in Shanghai at EXPO 2010

  May 26, 2010 at 6:26 am by

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The 2010 edition of the World EXPO is currently taking place in Shanghai, China, and has been attended by the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima. On their first day in Shanghai, Willem-Alexander and Máxima visited the Dutch Cultural Centre, which is apart of this year’s World EXPO, in down town Shanghai. As the day (May 17th) was also Princess Máxima’s 39th birthday, she was given a pair of Chinese-style … Continue reading

Prince Faisal bin al Hussein marries Miss Sara Qabbani

  May 26, 2010 at 1:40 am by

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HRH Prince Faisal bin al Hussein of Jordan married yesterday his fiancée, Miss Sara Bassam Qabbani, at the Zahran Palace in Amman. After the marriage contract was signed, the groom’s brother King Abdullah II held a reception ceremony, which was attended by the royal family, the bride’s parents and other Qabbani family members. Prince Faisal, who is 47 years old, got engaged to Sara last March at her parents’ home … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Meryem Receives Women World Leaders’ Prize

  May 22, 2010 at 8:51 pm by

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Princess Lalla Meryem received on Thursday in Paris an international trophy awarded by the Women World Leaders Association.The Prize was awarded to the Princess for her quality as Chairwoman of the National Union of Moroccan Women in recognition of her untiring efforts to reinforce the status of Moroccan Arab and African women and her remarkable actions to promote women participation in development and progress. The statuette prize is also a … Continue reading

Rania receives Humanitarian Award

  May 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan received the James C. Morgan Humanitarian Award at Microsoft on Wednesday May 20, 2010. The award is handed out to people who use technology to benefit humanity, as Queen Rania was chosen for her use of social media to promote education, human rights and women’s issues through twitter, youtube and facebook. Speaking at the news conference, Queen Rania said “I’m really honored … Continue reading

Archaeological Team, 2010 Prince of Asturias Award

  May 19, 2010 at 8:38 am by

Part of the Terracotta Army

The archaeological team who discovered the Terracotta Army has been laureate with the 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. The Jury for the Award, which announced its decision today in Oviedo, believes this archeological project is a multidisciplinary research project which allows studying an important period of formation of the Chinese Empire. The Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qinshihuang in Xi’an, is part of the mausoleum of Emperor … Continue reading

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