“We may return to Russia, but we want no privileges” announces Prince Dimitri Romanov

  July 29, 2009 at 5:52 pm by

House of Romanov (Russian Empire) Coat of Arms

Some time ago, the spokesman for Maria Vladimirovna announced that, “The Imperial House intends to return to Russia. We don’t know when the time will be right, but we are certain that it will happen in near future, as it has already happened in many civilized countries, like Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania and Hungary. The former Royal Houses that returned to their countries of origin now actively take part in their … Continue reading

King of Morocco recognizes the Holocaust

  July 29, 2009 at 5:11 am by

King Mohammed VI of Morocco

The 45 year old King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, has formally admitted the Holocaust. King Mohammed declared the Nazi genocide of the Jews “one of the most tragic chapters of modern history” a few days after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President, denied it had ever occurred. King Mohammed VI announced his support of the Aladdin Project, which is a Paris-based program run by the Foundation for the Memory of the … Continue reading

Prince and Princess of Asturias visit Romania: Day two

  July 29, 2009 at 4:01 am by

The Prince on day two in Romania

On their second day of their official visit to Romania, the Prince and Princess of Asturias began the day with a working breakfast with representatives of Spanish companies in Romania. Later on Prince Felipe had a meeting with Romanian Prime Minister, Emil Boc, at Victoria Palace, headquarters of the Prime Minister administration. Soon afterward the Princess of Asturias joined her husband in order to visit the Parliament where they met … Continue reading

Russia has more pressing issues than to spare money for the reburial

  July 28, 2009 at 8:53 pm by

House of Romanov (Russian Empire) Coat of Arms

Members of the Romanov Family Association announced that they don’t think the time is right for the reburial of the remains of Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria. The representative of the Association, Ivan Artzishevski, made the statement during the official press conference on July 28, 2009. Said Artzishevski: “Today is perhaps not the time when money can be spared for a fitting reburial ceremony. Russia has more pressing and … Continue reading

Abu Dhabi CP meets with UAE Wheelchair Athletics Team

  July 28, 2009 at 7:09 am by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed

General H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces met with the members of the UAE wheelchair athletics team who won a silver and two bronze medals during the IWAS World Junior Athletics Championships which was held recently in Nottwil, Switzerland. Sheikh Mohammed said to the team “Your determination and keen desire for winning helped you in … Continue reading

Will Secret British Royal Wills Be Unsealed?

  July 27, 2009 at 6:55 pm by

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The BBC reports that the question of the legality of sealing of royal wills, which has been raised several times over recent years, is being considered by a panel of judges. The privilege is unique to the royals — normally British wills are a matter of public record. The practice of sealing the wills was brought to public attention by Robert Brown (pictured at right), a man who claims that … Continue reading

Prince Dimitri Romanov’s visit to the Imperial Cathedral

  July 27, 2009 at 5:21 pm by

Prince Dimitri Romanov

On July 19, Prince Dimitri Romanov visited Fyodor’s Imperial Cathedral in St. Petersburg. Prince Dimitri is the great-grandson of Emperor Nicholas I and as such, the brother and heir to the prerogatives of Prince Nicholas Romanov – a claimant to headship of the Imperial House of Russia. The 83-year prince arrived in Russia’s northern capital to participate in events commemorating the 91st anniversary of the death of the last Russian … Continue reading

Prince and Princess of Asturias visit Romania; Day One

  July 27, 2009 at 1:26 pm by

The Asturias couple with the Romanian President and First Lady

Prior to starting their summer vacations in Palma de Mallorca, where the Spanish Royal Family usually visit in summer, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia are currently in Romania for a three day official visit, with the aim of supporting the Spanish investments in the area, and promoting bilateral relations between both nations. Accompanied by a delegation of 80 businessmen and shortly after their arrival at Henri Coanda airport in Bucharest, … Continue reading

Diana at Disneyland! (It’s not a joke)

  July 27, 2009 at 1:07 pm by

Collage by TheTruth

When you think about the Disney Princesses, the names of Princess Aurora, Cinderella, and Snow White come to your mind – soon Diana? Now lets be serious for a moment: Since when, of all places in the US, do you have to make an exhibition at Disney to gather a few coins for charities? Especially when the one concerned isn’t a pink Minnie Mouse but a deceased former royal. If … Continue reading

Queen and Prince Henrik Cancel Annual Press Conference

  July 27, 2009 at 11:45 am by

Château de Cayx, the Queen and Prince Henrik's summer home in France

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik have cancelled their annual press conference at the Prince Consort’s castle in the south of France, surprising both the press and royal watchers. Klaus Kjøller of the University of Copenhagen said that it was a “step in completely the wrong direction” that could only be seen as a “step away from the people”. However, the cancellation could be simply due to the higher-than-normal exposure of … Continue reading

Prince Charles, The First Carbon Neutral Monarch?

  July 27, 2009 at 12:16 am by

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In a recent article in ‘Autopia’, Tony Borroin posited the extreme notion that Prince Charles would become the first carbon neutral Monarch. It, and related eco matters have been exercising the “Grrrrrrrr…the Royal Family are absolutely the bigest eco-wasters of all time, Piety Brigade.” Each and every appearance by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall is scrupulously turned inside out, upside down and thoroughly shaken to ensure … Continue reading

Brussels Royal Palace Open to the Public

  July 26, 2009 at 3:47 pm by

Royal Palace of Brussels

The Royal Palace of Brussels is open to the public from 26 July to 13 September. Every year, when the Belgian royals leave on holiday after the National Day, the Brussels Palace is opened for the public, and people can take a look inside the Palace which houses the King’s office. A tour takes you through the beautiful ballrooms, past the official state portraits of the various Kings and Queens … Continue reading

Christening of Prince Henrik in Møgeltønder

  July 26, 2009 at 2:28 pm by

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Today was the christening of Prince Henrik Carl Joachim Alain, the son of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie in Møgeltønder. The Prince is Henrik after his paternal grandfather, Carl after an old king, Joachim after his father and Alain after his maternal grandfather. The names have been kept secret in accordance with tradition, known only to the family and Bishop of Copenhagen. The christening took place at 5:30 this afternoon, … Continue reading

Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna’s visit to Belarus

  July 26, 2009 at 10:11 am by

Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna in Belarus

Upon invitation, Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna paid a visit to Belarus from July 16 to July 22. It was the first official visit of a member of the Imperial Family to Belarus after the collapse of the Russian Empire. Maria Vladimirovna visited several cities in Belarus, including Brest and Minsk, as well as several villages. Members of the Grand Duchess’s delegation made sure the protocol is strictly followed: all those … Continue reading

Princess Margriet Opens Kingdom Games in Aruba

  July 26, 2009 at 5:18 am by

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HRH Princess Margriet and her husband Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven have travelled to Aruba for an official visit to the island nation. On their first day in Aruba, HRH was responsible for opening the bi-annual Kingdom Games in Oranjestad, Aruba’s capital. Accompanied by the Professor and Aruban Prime Minister Nelson Oduber, the Princess opened the games at the Complejo Deportivo Guillermo Prospero Trinidad Stadium (formerly the Queen Wilhelmina Stadium until … Continue reading

Prince Christian zu Schaumburg-Lippe Weds

  July 26, 2009 at 4:04 am by

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Yesterday July 25th, HSH Prince Christian zu Schaumburg-Lippe wed his fiancée, Lena Giese, in a religious ceremony at Glücksburg Castle in Germany. The pair had previously been married in a civil ceremony on Friday. The groom’s six-year-old niece Tatiana, the daughter of Princess Desiree of Schaumburg-Lippe, presented the couple with their wedding rings during the ceremony; a moment which the Prince later described as “a beautiful and unique moment.” Among … Continue reading

King and Queen of Spain inaugurate Largest Telescope in the World

  July 25, 2009 at 9:30 pm by

The telescope

On Friday, July 24, the King and Queen of Spain officially inaugurated the GTC (Gran Telescopio Canarias) or Grantecan, which is consider the most powerful and advanced telescope with which to observe the universe. The new “Crown Jewel” is situated at 2,400 meters above sea-level, in one of the top astronomical sites in the Northern Hemisphere: Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (RMO), on La Palma Island, a declared World Biosphere … Continue reading

Dubai Ruler buys £45m Mansion

  July 25, 2009 at 3:53 pm by

Dalham Hall

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, has spent £45million on a country estate once owned by diamond magnate and colonial adventurer Cecil Rhodes. The mansion is Dalham Hall, which is located near Newmarket in Suffolk and runs across 3,300-acres of land including 39 houses, woods, parklands and woodlands. Dalham Hall is an 18th century mansion and it’s a grade II-listed house. Sheikh Mohammed already owns the 3,000 … Continue reading

Prince William Hikes for Charity

  July 24, 2009 at 2:43 pm by

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Prince William went hiking through England’s countryside Friday, in the name of charity. Six teenagers from Centrepoint, an organization which helps homeless youths, and members of Mountain Rescue, a volunteer run charity, joined the future King in a trek up Helvellyn, a mountain in the Cumbria region of northeastern England. Prince William did this to help the teens get a different view of life. “A lot of these guys have … Continue reading

Grand Duke Henri Swears In His New Government

  July 24, 2009 at 6:12 am by

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Grand Duke Henri yesterday swore in the new Luxembourg government at the Château de Berg. The Grand Duke spent the morning in audience with outgoing members of the government, thanking them for their “good and loyal service.” He also awarded the members of the government who had already served a first term the Order of Civil Merit of Adolphe. In the afternoon, at 2:30, the Grand Duke, as Head of … Continue reading

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