President Welcomes Wrong King

  October 13, 2009 at 3:52 pm by

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Today King Harald V formally opened the 6th Sami Parliament. The King held an opening speech during the ceremony, that was also attended by Queen Sonja. The ceremony began with singing the King’s Song in Norwegian and Sami. After that the president of the Sami Parliament, Egil Ollie, held his welcome speech. During his speech he welcomed the wrong King! “On behalf of the Saami Parliament, I welcome His Majesty … Continue reading

Prince Albert II Gives Ronaldinho A Golden Foot

  October 13, 2009 at 6:29 am by

Prince Albert with Ronaldhino

Prince Albert II of Monaco was present at the Golden Foot Award yesterday. Here he presented the Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo de Assi­s Moreira, better known as Ronaldinho, with the Golden Foot 2009. The award honours a soccer player for his entire carreer, the player has to be above 29 years old. The player of AC Milan won with 43.755 votes. Second came Real madrid star Rául and the third … Continue reading

Duke of Vendôme Quarrels With Father

  October 13, 2009 at 6:07 am by

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A new classic Orleans feud has been made public in this weeks issue of Point de Vue. This time the heir to the dynasty, prince Jean, attacked his father, the count of Paris. The count is the head of the Orleans family and one of the pretenders to the French throne. The count recently married Micaela Cousiño in a religious ceremony in Arcangues. The couple married in a civil ceremony … Continue reading

Old News About Queen Paola’s Father Makes Headlines

  October 13, 2009 at 5:13 am by

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A new book about the father of Belgium’s Queen Paolo is set to hit bookstands in the coming weeks. In it, the authors ‘reveal’ that Paola’s father was a senator from 1934 till 1944, during the time Mussolini’s fascist party was in power. Don Fulco, who was a hero from WWI, was put on trial in 1945 and found guilty for co-responsibility for the crimes of Fascism. The authors presented … Continue reading

Racing Prince Bernhard Suspended

  October 13, 2009 at 4:50 am by

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‘De Telegraaf’ reports that Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau, second son of Princess Margriet of The Netherlands, has been punished on Sunday by the directors of the final races at the circuit of Zandvoort. The prince was suspended for the final race of the Tango Dutch GT4 Championship, in which he would participate together with Danny van Dongen in a Corvette C6. The reason for this was an incident at the … Continue reading

Royal Attendance in Monaco for Cancer Gala

  October 13, 2009 at 1:06 am by

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Last Friday, October 9th, members of several royal houses descended upon the tiny principality of Monaco to attend the European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer gala. HSH Prince Albert II, the Sovereign Prince of Monaco played host to HRH The Crown Princess of Sweden, TRH Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz of Belgium, and TRH Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg for the charity gala, which was … Continue reading

Princess Magdalene of Prussia has Died

  October 12, 2009 at 4:40 pm by

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Her Royal Highness Magdalene, Princess Hubertus of Prussia, died on Saturday, 10 October 2009, in Schloss Löwenstein in Kleinheubach. She was 89 years old. Princess Magdalene Pauline Reuss zu Köstritz was born at Leipzig on 20 August 1920, the eldest daughter of Prince Heinrich XXXVI Reuss zu Köstritz and his wife Hermine, née Princess von Schönburg-Waldenburg; Princess Magdalene had a younger sister, Caroline, Countess von Wedel. On 5 June 1943 … Continue reading

The Princes of Preslav have Separated, but aren’t thinking of Divorce Yet

  October 12, 2009 at 9:24 am by

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Prince Kyrill of Bulgaria and Rosaria Nadal formally announced their separation today. After weeks of speculations, the spokesman for the former King and Prime Minster of Bulgaria, Simeon Saxe Coburg, confirmed the Princes of Preslav decided to live apart for some time. The spokesman also stressed that the Princes of Preslav, who had celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary less than a month ago, do not consider divorce at the moment … Continue reading

Spanish Royals celebrate National Day

  October 12, 2009 at 5:45 am by

King Juan Carlos during the National Day parade

Today, October 12, the Spanish Royal Family celebrated the Spanish National Day. King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia, the Prince and Princess of Asturias, Infanta Elena, and the Duke and Duchess of Palma (who are back from Washington for a few days) arrived early in the morning at Plaza de Lima in Madrid where a military parade is taking place. Prior the event, His Majesty King Juan Carlos left a floral … Continue reading

Prince Moulay Rachid Hospitalized

  October 12, 2009 at 12:33 am by

Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco

Prince Moulay Rachid, the brother of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, has been admitted to hospital in Paris after falling ill on an aeroplane flying from Casablanca to Paris. In a statement from Morocco’s Ministry of Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery, it was reported on Saturday that the Prince was admitted to a Paris hospital for “the necessary medical examinations” and that his condition was “stable and not giving rise to … Continue reading

95th Birthday of Duke Carl von Croÿ

  October 11, 2009 at 10:02 am by

The Ducal Family of Croÿ Coat of Arms

Carl, 14th Duke of Croÿ celebrates his 95th birthday today. One of the oldest surviving Royals, Duke Carl is the Head of Princely House of Croÿ. He was born as Carl Emanuel Ludwig Petrus Eleonore Alexander Rudolf Engelbert Benno on October 11, 1914 to Karl Rudolf, 13th Duke of Croÿ and his wife Nancy Leishman, an American heiress and daughter of Pittsburgh industrialist John Leishman (former US Ambassador to Germany … Continue reading

Prince Constantijn Reaches the Big 4-0

  October 10, 2009 at 11:43 pm by

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To mark the fortieth birthday of HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, the Dutch Royal Court has released new portraits of the Prince and his family. The series features the Prince and his wife, HRH Princess Laurentien, and the couple’s three children: TE Countess Eloise, Count Claus-Casimir and Countess Leonore. There are also two individual portraits of the Prince, and in several of the images the facial similarites between Constantijn … Continue reading

Haya to Launch “Stand Up & Take Action” Campaign Against Poverty

  October 10, 2009 at 8:30 pm by

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Under the patronage of her role as UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of International Humanitarian City, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, the wife of the UAE’s Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will launch the “Stand Up & Take Action” campaign between October 16-18, 2009. The “Stand Up & Take Action” (SUTA campaign), which is organised in the UAE by the … Continue reading

75th Anniversary of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia’s Assassination

  October 10, 2009 at 6:13 pm by

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A memorial service was held today to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia. The ceremony was attended by members of the Yugoslavian (Serbian) Royal Family, including Crown Prince Alexander II, Crown Princess Katherine, Prince Philip, Prince Vladimir and Princess Brigitta. Also in attendance were Serbian President Boris Tadic and Minister of Defense Dragan Sutanovac. The remembrance service was followed by an exhibition dedicated … Continue reading

King Mohammed VI Officially Opens Moroccan Parliament

  October 10, 2009 at 3:56 pm by

King Mohammed VI of Morocco

Last Friday, King Mohammed VI officially opened the Moroccan Parliament. He began by addressing both houses of Parliament. In his speech, the King called for the creation of an economic and social council that would serve in an advisory role to the legislature and also to the executive branch of the Moroccan government. According to an article in Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse, the King stated that the council should be … Continue reading

Princess Leonida’s 95th birthday celebrated with release of new pictures

  October 10, 2009 at 3:40 pm by

Grand Duchess Leonida

The official website of the Russian Imperial House released new pictures to celebrate the 95th birthday of Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna. The pictures are rare opportunity to see Leonida Georgievna because she has largely withdrawn from public eyes following her husband’s death. Apart from the pictures, the message of congratulations from Kirill I, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia was also released. The Patriarch congratulated Leonida Georgievna … Continue reading

Queen Victoria’s descendants suffered from ‘Christmas Disease’

  October 9, 2009 at 7:20 pm by

Tsarevich Alexei in 1912

“Science” journal published results of a study which found that some of Queen Victoria’s male descendants suffered from a severe form of blood clotting disorder Haemophilia B, also known as the Christmas Disease. Although it has already been known that the British Queen’s descendants were affected by Haemophilia, this is the first time the exact form of the disease was identified. The scientists examined DNA samples extracted from the remains … Continue reading

Throne of Qianlong Emperor Breaks Auction Records

  October 9, 2009 at 6:57 pm by

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The Throne of a Chinese Emperor from Qing Dynasty’s Qianlong period was sold at Sotheby’s for record-braking $11 million – the highest price for any Chinese piece of furniture ever sold. The frenzied bidding lasted 10 minutes, with 36 bids from all over the world. The winning bid by an unnamed Shanghai businessman considerably exceeded the highest estimate of $4 million. Nicolas Chow, Sotheby’s International Head of Chinese Ceramics and … Continue reading

Bulgaria’s former Tsar, Simeon Saxe-Coburg, in a whirlwind of controversies

  October 9, 2009 at 6:23 pm by

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Although his life was never controversy-free, Bulgaria’s former Tsar and Prime Minister found himself in the midst of not one but several allegations recently. Several Bulgarian officials threatened Simeon Saxe-Coburg with court actions because he had allegedly been given more than the double of compensation he was entitled to under the country’s restitution process. In 2003, the Bulgarian Parliament, which was controlled by Simeon’s party at the time, decided to … Continue reading

King Harald Opens Parliament

  October 9, 2009 at 1:47 pm by

King Harald during the 2009 opening of parliament

Today King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon attended the opening of the Norwegian Parliament, Stortinget, in Oslo. As every year the parliament was formally opened by the King , who also gave out the throne speech in Parliament. The throne speech was a review of the government’s work plans for the coming year. It contained no political news, but dealt with all the main points that the government … Continue reading

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