100th Anniversary of Queen Ingrid’s Birth

  April 1, 2010 at 4:20 am by

Princess Ingrid as a child

Sunday March 28th marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid of Sweden, the woman who would later become the Queen Consort of Denmark. Born Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta in 1910, Princess Ingrid was the third child and only daughter of Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf (later King Gustav VI Adolf) and his first wife, Crown Princess Margaret (nee, Princess of Connaught). The newborn Princess … Continue reading

Princess Aisha receives Distinguished Alumni Award

  March 31, 2010 at 6:55 pm by

Princess Aisha receives her award

Princess Aisha Al Hussein of Jordan, the daughter of late King Hussein I and Princess Muna, received on March 31, 2010 the Fisrt Distinguished Alumni Award by the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defence University in Washington DC. Princess Aisha received the award at a ceremony attended by HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Affairs … Continue reading

Romania has a new Prince

  March 31, 2010 at 6:12 pm by

Prince Nicholas of Romania

From today, Romania has a new Prince; he is Nicholas de Roumanie Medforth-Mills, grandson of former King Michael I and third in the line of succession to the (defunct) Romanian throne. Nicholas turns today 25 years old; therefore, according to his Grandfather’s wishes and to the Statute of the Romanian Royal Family, he takes the title of His Royal Highness Prince Nicholas of Romania. This decision was taken in 2005 … Continue reading

Monaco Rose Ball, Moroccan Style

  March 31, 2010 at 12:59 am by

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Saturday, 27 March 2010: The “Salle des Étoiles” in the Monte Carlo Sporting Club was alighted for the occasion of Monaco’s 56th Annual Bal de la Rose. The ball, with a fresh theme each year, raises money for the Princess Grace Foundation. This year the theme was Moroccan, so the “Stars Room” was decorated under the mastery of Princess Caroline’s friend, Jacques Grange. Grange combined Oriental style, produced in and … Continue reading

The Christening of the littlest Van Vollenhoven

  March 29, 2010 at 5:34 am by

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The youngest member of the Van Vollenhoven family, Eliane, was christened yesterday, March 28th, at the Chapel of Het Loo Palace. There was quite the Orange turnout for the christening, with all members of Queen Beatrix and Princess Margriet’s families present (except for Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Laurentien, Isabella and Pieter van Vollenhoven). Also in attendance were Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma and his fiancée, Annemarie Gualtherie van Weezel, and his siblings … Continue reading

Hej, Olá – Swedish State Visit to Brazil

  March 29, 2010 at 5:00 am by

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Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia have completed a state visit to the South American nation of Brazil, the country where Queen Silvia spent her childhood. The duo were invited by Brazil’s President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Arriving a few days early, the King and Queen began their visit unofficially on March 22nd at the Suape Harbour in Ipojuca and then in Recife Antigo, where they … Continue reading

Morocco Royals Remember the Late Hassan II

  March 29, 2010 at 1:43 am by

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On the occasion of the eleventh anniversary of the late King Hassan II’s death; King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and his cousin Prince Moulay Ismail, attended on Friday in the Mohammed V mausoleum in Rabat a religious evening. On this occasion, verses of the Quran were proclaimed followed by panegyrics of the Prophet and prayers for the King. The Royal Family also stayed some time … Continue reading

Rania & Haya choose Armani Prive

  March 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm by

Princess Haya at the 2009 Royal Ascot, in Armani Prive

Armani Prive is Armani’s couture line which many A-lister celebrities choose for the red carpet, but Jordanian Queen Rania and her sister-in-law Princess Haya have both been spotted in Armani Prive for a few events. Queen Rania has been seen in two lovely floor length evening gowns both which were black and white. The first gown was worn on a state visit to Italy in October 2009 see here, the … Continue reading

Lalla Salma Launches the National Plan for Cancer Prevention and Control

  March 25, 2010 at 11:05 pm by

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Princess Lalla Salma, Chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Association for the Fight Against Cancer, chaired on Wednesday in Skhirat (south of Rabat) the official launch of the national plan for cancer prevention and control (PNPCC). Initiated in a partnership between the Lalla Salma Association for the Fight Against Cancer and the Health Ministry, the PNPCC seeks to provide quality medical care throughout the Kingdom. The plan’s implementation spanned two years … Continue reading

Princess Nathalie Announces Pregnancy

  March 25, 2010 at 8:29 am by

The Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Coat of Arms

HSH Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her fiance, Alexander Johannsmann, have revealed that they are expecting their first child, in an interview with Danish magazine Billed Bladet. The baby is due in July. Their engagement was announced earlier this year, and they will wed civally in around a month’s time, with a church wedding set for 2011. “We have not found a set date yet though. It will be not … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Participate in NL DOET

  March 24, 2010 at 3:14 am by

The NL DOET Oranje Fonds logo

As they do each year, the Dutch Royal Family participated in NL DOET over the weekend (the event formerly known as Make A Difference Day). This year, the royals were all in one place – a playground in Nieuwegein. Arriving in the morning, each family member was given their own task to complete. Queen Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Marilène and Princess Annette were in charge of repainting a faded mural … Continue reading

Frederik and Mary Visit Hungary

  March 24, 2010 at 2:46 am by

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TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark have recently completed a two-day visit to Hungary. They attended the opening of the “Power Games” exhibition of Danish contemporary art event at the Ludwig Museum, whose goal is to “filter the political and social reality through art.” Prince Frederik and Princess Mary were greeted by Hungarian VIPs and school children dressed in traditional Hungarian costumes. After the opening, the … Continue reading

Lalla Joumala attends Conference on Security in the Mediterranean

  March 24, 2010 at 2:19 am by

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Chrifa Lalla Joumala Alaoui, Morocco’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, took part on Tuesday in Rabat the conference on “Euro-Mediterranean Security: Morocco and British perspectives”. Speaking at the opening of a conference, Cherifa Lalla Joumala Alaoui called for turning the Euro-Mediterranean region into a shared zone for dialogue exchange and prosperity.she stressed the importance of this international forum which offers a platform to tackle Euro-Mediterranean security cooperation.the Ambassador highlighted that … Continue reading

Moulay Rachid & Lalla Meryem at the Hassan II Golf Trophy

  March 22, 2010 at 11:01 pm by

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Prince Moulay Rachid and Princess Lalla Meryem attended on Sunday at the Rabat Dar Es-Salam Royal Golf the prize awarding ceremony for the winners of the 37th Hassan II Golf Trophy and the 16th Princess Lalla Meryem Golf Cup. Prince Moulay Rachid, chairman of the Hassan II Golf Trophy Association (ATH), awarded the Hassan II Golf Trophy prize to the winner Welsh Rhys Davies who finished 25-under-par 266.Princess Lalla Meryem … Continue reading

Farah Pahlavi and Family Celebrate the Nowruz

  March 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm by

The Iranian Imperial Family celebrates the Iranian New Year, 2010

On March 21, 2010 the Former Empress of Iran, Farah Pahlavi, celebrated at her home in Washington D.C. the Nowruz 1389 (Persian New Year) with family. As she does each year, Farah Pahlavi has published on her website family pictures to celebrate the New Year. This year she poses in front of the traditional Haft Seen table with her sons, Prince Reza and Prince Ali, her granddaughters, Princesses Noor, Iman … Continue reading

HRH Prince Faisal of Jordan Engaged to Sara Qabbani

  March 22, 2010 at 5:19 am by

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King Abdullah II’s younger brother, HRH Prince Faaisal bin al Hussein of Jordan, announced last Saturday his engagement to Miss Sara Bassam Qabbani, a Syrian national. Miss Qabbani is the Managing Director of her future husband’s initiative “Generations for Peace” and worked also an advisor in his office. Accourding to the Royal Hashemite Court official statement, the ceremony took place at Miss Qabbani’s parents’ home in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It … Continue reading

Sheikha Mozah in Saudi Arabia

  March 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm by

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HH Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education Science and Community Development, has been invited by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to visit the kingdom. Sheikha Mozah who is leading a high delegation is scheduled to visit universities, educational institutions, research centres and social services centres. The visit starts today March 21, 2010 and it is unknown how long the visit will last.

Queen Noor Attends a Refugees International Discussion

  March 19, 2010 at 8:33 am by

Queen Noor attends the Seven Years of War in Iraq: The Future of Iraqi Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in the Wake of the U.S. Military Withdrawal seminar in Washington, D.C.

HM Queen Noor of Jordan attended on Wednesday at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. a discussion on one of the many realities of war: refugees. During this event hosted by Refugees International and titled “Seven Years of War in Iraq: The Future of Iraqi Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in the Wake of the U.S. Military Withdrawal”, the Queen said that the “violence is rife in the squatter camps in … Continue reading

Hereditary Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Passed Away

  March 18, 2010 at 7:10 am by

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This Monday, hereditary Grand Duchess Elisabeth of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach passed away at the age of 98. The hereditary Grand Duchess was born in 1912 as Baroness Elisabeth von Wangenheim-Winterstein. She was the daughter of Baron Othmar von Wangenheim-Winterstein and Baroness Maud von Falkenstein. In 1944 she married hereditary Grand Duke Karl August of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, eldest son of the last reigning Grand Duke. The couple got three children: Princess Elisabeth (1945), Prince … Continue reading

Queen Rania attends “Women in the World” Summit

  March 17, 2010 at 10:02 pm by

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This week HM Queen Rania of Jordan paid a brief visit to the US, where she attended the “Women in the World” summit. At the Hudson Theatre in New York City, Queen Rania told the women attending the summit about girls’ education. She focused on the importance of educating of 600 million girls around the world “who are still left on the sidelines, lost in a world where nonsense prevails.” … Continue reading

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