Prince of Asturias attends Google Forum

  May 19, 2009 at 11:47 am by

The Prince at the Google Forum

H.R.H. the Prince of Asturias attended yesterday in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, the meeting “Zeitgeist Europe 2009″, a series of conferences where business people and political leaders mostly discuss current topics of interest. The meeting has been organized since 2006 by Google, 2008 Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities. The conference will last for two days and also will be attended by the Prince of Wales, the Crown Prince … Continue reading

Queen Beatrix unviels Statues of her Parents

  May 19, 2009 at 11:41 am by

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Queen Beatrix today unveiled a bronze-plated statue of her late parents, Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard. The statue lies in the grounds of Soestdijk Palace, which was the home of Juliana and Bernhard from 1937 to their deaths in May and December 2004, respectively. The statue, which shows Juliana with her arm outstreched in a wave while standing next to her husband, was commissioned by the Images of Juliana and … Continue reading

Swedish Royals celebrate WCF 10th Anniversary

  May 19, 2009 at 4:26 am by

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To celebrate the World Childhood Foundation’s 10th anniversary, a concert was held at the Göteborg Opera House. King Carl XVI Gustav, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine all attended the red-carpet gala event. The King and Queen led their two daughters up the red-carpet, with all three women dressed in eye-catching colours. The Queen and Crown Princess both wore gowns in shades of fuschia, while Princess Madeleine chose … Continue reading

2-Day State Visit from Qatar to Malaysia

  May 19, 2009 at 3:46 am by

Qatar's Coat of Arms

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Khalifa Al-Thani and his wife Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned will begin a state visit to Malaysia for the first time today. The Emir is scheduled to meet with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tunku Mizan Zainal Abidin and with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to discuss bilateral, regional and international issues. The meeting will also bring talks about tourism, education, banking and finance … Continue reading

The 2009 Crown Princess Mary Scholarship Awards

  May 19, 2009 at 2:24 am by

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The fifth Crown Princess Mary Scholarship was awarded by the Crown Princess yesterday, in a presentation ceremony at the University of Copenhagen. The two scholarships of 10,000DKK were presented to Rebecca James from the University of Queensland and Jeffrey Feng from the University of Sydney, both from Australia in accordance with the scholarship’s model. In her speech at the ceremony, Mary told the two Australian students that by “studying abroad … Continue reading

Princes William & Harry Promote UK for Sporting Events

  May 18, 2009 at 8:09 pm by

Screencap: Prince William during his bid video

Royal brothers Princes William and Harry are hoping that their country will be the host of two major sporting events – the Rugby World Cup in 2015 and the Football World Cup in 2018 or 2022. So eager are they, that the two made separate videos promoting the UK as the site for the events. In William’s video, he explains, “England’s love for the game is world renowned, football is … Continue reading

Mathilde battles against AIDS

  May 18, 2009 at 1:52 pm by

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This afternoon, Princess Mathilde participated in a colloquium at the Belgian Senate, held in honour of Dr. Peter Piot, former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and current Executive Director of the UNAIDS, the programme of the UN to fight AIDS. The colloquium was entitled “Peter Piot and the battle against AIDS”. Princess Mathilde is a special representative of UNICEF/UNAIDS for orphans and other vulnerable children by cause of AIDS. … Continue reading

Haya Addresses Disaster Risk Reduction Conference

  May 18, 2009 at 9:18 am by

Princess Haya at the UN presentation

UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon launched a report on ’2009 UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction’ which talks about Gulf countries face the risk of natural disasters such as Tsunamis, earthquakes and cyclones and that the countries have to be prepares if anything happenes. The report also explains natural disaster trends and strategies and how to reduce if happened. Speaking at the launch of the report was UN … Continue reading

Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family attends Octave Closing

  May 18, 2009 at 1:47 am by

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The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family was out in force yesterday, celebrating the closure of the Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg. The event is an annual event attended by the family. In attendance this year, as usual, were the Grand Duke and Duchess, accompanied by Prince Felix, Princess Alexandra, Prince Sebastien and Prince Louis and his wife Tessy de Nassau. The family participated in the traditional procession, where the statue … Continue reading

Lady Louise Steals the Show

  May 17, 2009 at 8:59 pm by

The Countess of Wessex and her daughter Louise

Windsor Castle has been hosting the Royal Windsor Horse Show and the Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo this week. The Royal Windsor Horse Show has been held annually since 1943 and is a favourite of the Queen’s, who regularly puts in an appearance. This year was no exception, and the Queen braved the weather to attend several times. Prince Philip helped out with judging and with presentation of prizes. On Saturday … Continue reading

“Gratulerer med dagen, Norge!”

  May 17, 2009 at 3:25 pm by

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May 17th 2009: “Gratulerer med dagen, Norge!” (Happy Birthday, Norway!) Today the Norwegian people and their Royal Family celebrated Norway’s National Day. As every year the day started with the Crown Prince and Crown Princess’ familiy greeting the children’s parade in Asker by the main gate of Skaugum; the residence of the Crown Princely family. You can find a gallery here. Later the Royal Family greeted the children’s parade in … Continue reading

April 2009 Picture of the Month Polls

  May 17, 2009 at 10:51 am by

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Please vote in the April 2009 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll showcases pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll features Royal Wedding Montages. The polls will remain open until 31 May 2009.

Princess Caroline in Paris for UNESCO Gathering

  May 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm by

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Her Royal Highness The Princess Caroline of Hanover was in Paris on May 14 to preside over the annual gathering of UN Goodwill Ambassadors at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The Annual Meeting, convened by the UN Director-General, brings together a large number of international personalities, from the worlds of art, film, music, literature, charity and public affairs. Her Royal Highness has been a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador since 2003 and … Continue reading

Murder Threat for Queen Fabiola

  May 16, 2009 at 1:54 pm by

Queen Fabiola last November - Belga

Today it was announced that, last Tuesday, the Belgian newspaper “La Dernière Heure” has received a letter in which Queen Fabiola of Belgium, widow of the late King Boudouin I, is threatened with assasination by crossbow during the Défilé on the next Belgian National Holiday, 21 July. The letter was written in French, but with many spelling mistakes. It is not very coherent or in touch with reality. It accuses … Continue reading

Monaco’s Princess Charlotte adopted in May 1911

  May 16, 2009 at 3:38 am by

Painting by László

Although Princess Charlotte of Monaco never ruled the tiny Principality, she became the transition branch of the family in a journey that began on this day in 1911. In 1911, Monaco’s Hereditary Prince remained heirless and the crown was poised to be passed to a distant German relative (Wilhelm, 2nd Duke of Urach who later became King of Lithuania). In a surprise announcement, Prince Louis’ father, Prince Albert I announced … Continue reading

Queen Sofia Comes to the Rescue of Lonely Elephant

  May 15, 2009 at 10:19 pm by

Susi the Elephant

A well-known animal lover, Spain’s Queen Sofia has recently received global media attention for her involvement in the case of a lonely elephant. Susi, of Barcelona Zoo, has been showing symptoms of loneliness since the death of Alicia (her companion) last year. Queen Sofia has written a letter to the zoo’s operator (Barcelona City Hall) to request that Susi is moved to a bigger enclosure, from her current concrete pen. … Continue reading

Princess Stephanie Sets Cornerstone for Fight AIDS Monaco

  May 15, 2009 at 7:23 pm by

Princess Stephanie in Monaco

After reading an article about the high rate of HIV/AIDS infection in Monaco, Princess Stephanie took action and has made it her mission to inform others about the disease through her foundation, Fight AIDS Monaco. Although better known as the rebel Princess, Princess Stephanie works internationally to fight the disease as a UN AIDS Special Representative. She made a rare public appearance today in Carpentras, France as President of the … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Visit Royal Ballet School

  May 15, 2009 at 7:20 pm by

The Royal Ballet School

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Royal Ballet School at White Lodge in Richmond Park on Wednesday to attend the school’s Royal Gala Performance. In the spirit of the occasion, Camilla was dressed in a long pale-blue dress and coat with a ballet-dancer brooch. The Lower School (teaching pupils aged 11 to 16) is based at White Lodge, an 18th-century house originally built as a hunting lodge … Continue reading

King Abdullah of Jordan Gives Speech at WEF Opening

  May 15, 2009 at 1:11 pm by

King Abdullah II of Jordan speaks at the forum

His Majesty King Abdullah opened today, at the Dead Sea in Jordan, the 2009 World Economic Forum on the Middle East which is being held for the fifth time in Jordan. The forum is held from May 15-17 with more than 1,400 participants of leaders from business, politics and civil society. In his opening speech, His Majesty said on the anniversary of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war “The Arab Peace Initiative … Continue reading

Qatari and British Royals Attend Gas Plant Opening

  May 15, 2009 at 11:07 am by

The Emir of Qatar and the Queen of the United Kingdom

On Tuesday The Emir of Qatar, H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and his wife H H Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned attended the opening ceremony of the South Hook Terminal for Liquefied Natural Gas in Wales in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The South Hook terminal is a technological milestone as part of the … Continue reading

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