Charlene Joins the Circus; Caroline Raises Funds for Burundi Orphans

  January 26, 2011 at 4:07 am by

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Charlene Wittstock, Monaco’s soon-to-be Princess Consort, accompanied her fiance, the Sovereign Prince Albert II, today to the Big Tent in Fontvieille for the awards ceremony of the 35th edition International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo. Grimaldi cousins Keith Sebastian Knecht and Laetitia de Massy Brouwer sat behind Prince Albert, Charlene, Princess Stephanie and Miss Pauline Ducruet. As over the weekend, the color black, with the one exception being the blue Scarf … Continue reading

Circus de Monaco: 35 Years and Still Going Strong

  January 23, 2011 at 9:23 pm by

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Elephants, horses, camels, and tigers! Oh no! Once again, Monaco is overrun by animals, acrobats, and clowns. Saturday afternoon, there was the parade of the circus animals from the Big Tent in Fontvieille, winding its way through the streets and around the Rock, and ending at the Palace, where the acts began! Besides the five animal acts, there was the high-wire act by the Weishet troupe. This ritual of the … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria visits UAE

  January 23, 2011 at 3:40 pm by

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Crown Princess Victoria started a 4-day visit to the United Arab Emirates on the 17th January. 17th January; The Crown Princess started her day by touring an exhibition with Dr. Lamya Nawaf Fawwaz, the Assistant Provost for Regional Affairs at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, and Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, during the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit … Continue reading

Estonian State Visit to Sweden

  January 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm by

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The Estonian President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, paid a three day state visit to Sweden between January 18th and 20th, 2011. King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Prince Carl-Philip participated in the visit as Princess Victoria is on a four day visit to the UAE. 18th January; The President and his wife were met off M / S Victoria in Värtahamnen by Prince Carl-Philip. After the arrival, The King, The President, … Continue reading

Engagement of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and Princess Sophie of Isenburg

  January 22, 2011 at 7:42 am by

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Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, head of the Royal House of Prussia, and Princess Sophie of Isenburg are engaged. The wedding is to take place later this year. Prince Georg Friedrich is also the head of the German Imperial House. Prince Georg Friedrich is the son of the late Prince Louis Ferdinand and his wife, née Countess Donata of Castell-Rüdenhausen. The couple also has a daughter, Princess Cornelie-Cecile. Princess Donata … Continue reading

New Portraits of the Norwegian Royals

  January 22, 2011 at 6:01 am by

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Today the Norwegian Royal Court released new official portraits of the Norwegian Royals on their website. They published new portraits of the Royal couple as well as the Crown Princely couple. All portraits were taken by the photographer Sølve Sundsbø, a Norwegian photographer who lives in London. You can read more about Sundsbø here. You can find all portraits at TRF in this thread. A gallery at the Royal Court’s … Continue reading

Ingrid Alexandra’s 7th Birthday

  January 21, 2011 at 11:14 am by

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Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway celebrates her 7th birthday today, on January 21st 2011. As every year the Royal Court released birthday photos of the little Princess. The pictures show the Princess in India, which was one of the places the Crown Princely family visited during their private journey. The family’s journey will end in a few days. Some pictures were taken by Ingrid’s parents while the other were taken … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima at Professions and Training Fair

  January 20, 2011 at 9:36 am by

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On January 18 in the afternoon, Princess Maxima visited the professions and training fair Spots on Jobs in Breeders Terminal in The Hague. The fair will be held from Monday 17 to Saturday January 22 and focuses on students in secondary and secondary vocational education in the Hague region. At the fair, students may be informed by educational institutions and companies about their future prospects. Customization is the starting point. … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 19, 2011 at 12:07 pm by

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On Wednesday January 19, Princess Laurentien was present at the library in Lisse to start The National Reading Breakfast days. The National Read Week, an initiative of the Reading Foundation and organized by the Foundation CPNB (Collective Propaganda for the Dutch Book), will last until January 29. The goal of the campaign is to promote reading to children who can not read. During the event, various activities will be held … Continue reading

The Nonagenarian Princess of Monaco: Her Travails and Her Legacy

  January 19, 2011 at 5:00 am by

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Princess Antoinette of Monaco, the Baroness de Massy, has reached her nonagenarian age. As of December 28, 2010 she is 90 years old. It is now more than five years since the death of her only sibling, the sovereign Prince Rainier III. Princess Antoinette was married three times and all three husbands — respectively, a tennis ace, a politician, and a ballet dancer — have passed away. The Princess had … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima opened “Weekend College”

  January 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm by

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On January 15th, Princess Maxima attended the fifth branch of the “Weekend College” in Marcanti College in Amsterdam. Oguz Dulkadir founded the “Academy Weekend” in 2006 to young people (10-16 years) in Amsterdam West to help with their school performance. Youngsters can get homework Saturday and Sunday, training in social skills to follow and participate in sports, games and leisure activities. Over 500 people now visit the Weekend Academy. The … Continue reading

20 Years Ago: Death of King Olav V

  January 16, 2011 at 1:04 pm by

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20 years ago, on January 17th 1991, King Olav V of Norway passed away. Alexander Edward Christian Frederik was born in Norfolk (England) on July 2nd 1903 as the only son of Prince Carl of Denmark and Princess Maud of Wales, who later became King Haakon VII and Queen Maud of Noway. When his father became King of Norway in 1905 his son was given the name Olav. The Crown … Continue reading

Brunei Sultan visits the Netherlands

  January 15, 2011 at 10:12 am by

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On January 13, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam was in the Netherlands for a quick visit. Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima received the Sultan in audience at Noordeinde Palace. During a lunch offered at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, Queen Beatrix said that this visit was ”an exceptional event”. After the lunch with Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima, the Sultan had an interview with the … Continue reading

Queen and Prince Charles Contribute to Flood Relief Appeal

  January 14, 2011 at 11:37 pm by

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Buckingham Palace and Clarence House have both confirmed that HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH the Prince of Wales have both contributed to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal, whose funds will go towards helping rebuild the Australian state of Queensland following disaster flooding which began in December 2010. A statement from Buckingham Palace said the Queen had made a private donation to the Appeal, while Clarence House’s Twitter stated that … Continue reading

Prince Frederik and Princess Mary Leave Hospital with Twins

  January 14, 2011 at 11:40 am by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary leave Rigshospitalet with their newborn twins

The newborn Prince and Princess of Denmark, the third and fourth children of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, have left the hospital in their parents arms today, January 14. The twins were born on January 8 at 10:30 and 10:56, at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen and join older brother, Prince Christian, born October 15, 2005, and older sister, Princess Isabella, born April 21, 2007. More information about the … Continue reading

Princess Michael: New Book in the Works

  January 14, 2011 at 7:34 am by

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According to her own website, Princess Michael of Kent is currently working on a new book – a historical novel called “Knights of Betrayal”. Quote: “Set in the first half of 15th century France, it is both a love story and a murder mystery. The setting is the civil war in France which enables the charismatic young King Henry V of England to invade and conquer the French at Agincourt … Continue reading

Newborn Prince and Princess Will Leave Hospital Tomorrow

  January 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm by

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The newborn Prince and Princess of Denmark, the third and fourth children of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, will leave the hospital tomorrow, January 14. If you want to watch it live, please click HERE. It’s a live stream from TV2. The twins were born on January 8 at 10:30 and 10:56, at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen and join older brother, Prince Christian, born October 15, 2005, and … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima visits Foundation ‘Be Interactive’

  January 11, 2011 at 5:35 pm by

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On Tuesday morning, Princess Maxima was in Amsterdam to visit the initiative for women Be Interactive. This Foundation aims to encourage isolated women to agreater physical activity. The Princess visited the Foundation Advantage community center in Amsterdam. ‘Be Interactive’ received one of the Apples of Orange in May 2010, an annual award of the Orange Fund which is given “for initiatives successful with groups of people.” The prize consists of … Continue reading

Princess Louise attended the Cirkus School

  January 11, 2011 at 8:52 am by

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During the Christmas holidays, Princess Louise (6), the first child of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire, went to the Leuven Cirkus School in Beweging. On January 7, she performed in the presence of mom, dad and her brothers, the five year old twins Nicolas and Aymeric. “It was very nice to see that Louise so lively,” said Prince Laurent. “She did well too.” Louise attended the lessons mainly to improve … Continue reading

UAE President Breaks His Arm

  January 10, 2011 at 5:16 am by

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

The UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced today (January 10, 2011) that President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan broke his arm during his daily exercise routine. The announcement also said that His Highness the President will take a few days off resting to recover. Nothing was mentioned as to exactly when or where the accident happened.

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