Saudi King To Open Forum

  May 23, 2009 at 3:54 pm by

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Al Saud on Sunday evening will open the the first Cooperative Societies Forum in the capital city Riyadh. The three-day forum will look at development of cooperative societies and use of information technology work in the Kingdom. A few representatives from East and South Asia as well as the Middle East and the Gulf will participate and will relate their countries experience … Continue reading

Monaco Grand Prix Begins With Charity Match

  May 23, 2009 at 6:13 am by

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The roar of practice races through the streets of Monaco and high priced tickets mean the beginning of the F1 Grand Prix de Monaco is near. This year’s 67th Grand Prix, is scheduled to officially begin today. To start the events, Monaco’s sporting mad Prince hosted his annual pre-F1 soccer match in Monaco’s Louis II Stadium. The friendly match pits members of the F1 racing teams as “Nazionale Piloti” against … Continue reading

Te Puea Hèrangi, A Māori Princess

  May 22, 2009 at 1:05 pm by

Te Puea Hèrangi, Māori Princess

Te Puea Hèrangi was born the granddaughter of the second Māori King, Tawhiao, in 1883. Te Puea is recognised as having been a famous and influential leader for Māori, with many great achievements throughout her life. One of the most notable occasions where she was a rallying point for Māori people was during World War I, when she objected to conscription. Te Puea made her farm available to those escaping … Continue reading

Crown Princess Letizia: Five Years, Five Classic Outfits

  May 22, 2009 at 12:46 pm by

Letizia's classic outfits

Crown Prince Felipe and Crown Princess Letizia celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary on the 21st May. The Princess has worn some classic outfits and to mark the couple’s anniversary we have gathered five of her most famous outfits. The Armani engagement trouser suit – 6th November 2003 image Few royal watchers will forget Felipe and Letizia’s engagement as she controversially wore an Giorgio Armani white trouser suit accessorised with black … Continue reading

Father-Daughter Date for Sweden’s Bernadottes

  May 22, 2009 at 4:41 am by

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It was a father-daughter double on Wednesday May 20th in Sweden, when King Carl XVI Gustaf and his eldest daughter Crown Princess Victoria attended an event together at the Tyresta National Park and Nature Reserve. The event was the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF)’s annual meeting, so the location was completely fitting of the occasion. As the President of the Trustees for the WWF, the King led the meeting; before a … Continue reading

Prince and Princess of Asturias’ 5th Wedding Aniversary

  May 22, 2009 at 3:37 am by

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Today Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia are celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary, and they have decided to celebrate it, working for Spain! At least, that was their pledge five years ago: “The commitment that today Letizia and I have assumed, transcends of the merely personal commitment. Since that I was a child, I’ve been very aware of my institutional responsibilities and the loyalty to the King and the sense of … Continue reading

New Article at The Royal Articles – Princess Louise of Belgium: ‘Eve after the Fall of Man’

  May 22, 2009 at 3:10 am by

The Royal Articles

A new article on Princess Louise of Belgium has been published on The Royal Articles. A short description of the article is as follows: “After an unhappy childhood in the court of her father King Leopold II, Princess Louise Marie of Belgium gained some freedom in her marriage to Prince Philip of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. However, the couple drifted apart, and Louise finally found happiness with Count Geza Mattachich. Her life with … Continue reading

Danish Fashion for the Greek State Visit – Day 2

  May 21, 2009 at 9:17 pm by

Princess Mary and the Greek First Lady

On the second day of the Greek state visit, Crown Princess Mary wore a mainly yellow dress. It also featured brown spots and some blue and brown detailing at the hemline, and has a built-in belt. The princess teamed the dress with a dark grey jacket and turquoise/blue jewellery. Dark coloured peep-toe pumps completed the look. Later that day, the royal family attended a dinner and concert where Queen Margrethe … Continue reading

Jordanian Royals Attend Air Show

  May 21, 2009 at 3:09 pm by

Queen Rania and King Abdullah

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and their children, Prince Hussein, Princess Salma and Prince Hashem attended on Wednesday an air show which was organized by the military in cooperation with the British Embassy. The air show was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the King’s accession. The royals watched the Jordanian Red Falcons and the British Red Arrows. After the show, King Abdullah … Continue reading

BNP Leader goes to Buckingham Palace?

  May 21, 2009 at 1:27 pm by

Buckingham Palace

I’m sure HM the Queen has had to deal with situations ranging from silly to the downright diabolical, but this one must take the cake. The Queen, who is the figurehead for the entire commonwealth, might have to welcome a convicted criminal to her Summer Garden Party. As if that weren’t insult enough, apparently it all so that someone can make some political hay out of the invitation that is … Continue reading

Danish State Visit from Greece Continues

  May 20, 2009 at 11:29 pm by

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The State Visit from Greece to Denmark continued yesterday, with the Crown Prince and Princess stepping into the spotlight and accompanying President Papoulias and First Lady Papoulia to the various engagements that were attended. Crown Prince Frederik was first to step up to the plate, viewing an energy exhibition at the Danish Ministry of Environment with the visitors. They visited the off-shore wind farm near Copenhagen Harbour. The trio then … Continue reading

Wedding of Felipe and Letizia – 22nd May 2004

  May 20, 2009 at 9:55 pm by

The Prince and Princess Asturias on their wedding day

Crown Prince Felipe and Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano were married on the 22nd May 2004 in the Alumdena Cathedral, Madrid. The orginal festivites for the wedding were cancelled due to the train attacks in Madrid that March. A few days before the wedding on the 17th May the Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, and his wife hosted a lunch for the couple. Letizia wore a beautiful yet simple yellow suit … Continue reading

Danish Fashion for the Greek State Visit – Day 1

  May 20, 2009 at 8:37 pm by

Queen Margrethe at the welcoming

The visit of the Greek President and First Lady to Denmark began yesterday. For the arrival at the airport, HM Queen Margrethe wore a summery pink suit, combined with a white top, matching hat and black shoes. The suit nipped in flatteringly at the waist, and HM also wore white gloves. A brooch on the jacket’s lapel completed the look. HRH Crown Princess Mary recycled a lavender coloured jacket from … Continue reading

King Baudouin International Development Prize awarded

  May 20, 2009 at 3:50 pm by

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Almost the entire Royal family was present at yesterday’s awarding ceremony of the King Baudouin International Development Prize. King Albert II of Belgium and Queen Paola hosted a luncheon and reception at the Brussels Royal Palace, and the event was also attended by Prince Philippe, Princess Mathilde, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz , Princess Claire and Queen Fabiola, who still looked rather fragile after her long absence due to illness in … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen at inauguration of Magritte Museum

  May 20, 2009 at 3:11 pm by

The King and Queen inaugurate the museum

King Albert and Queen Paola of Belgium attended the inauguration of the opening of the Magritte Museum. The museum collected over 250 works of the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte, and can present the largest collection of Magritte’s works in the world. the museum is part of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, and will be open to the public from 2 June onwards. Prince Laurent and Princess … Continue reading

Royal Couple opens Bergen International Festival

  May 20, 2009 at 2:25 pm by

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King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway came to Bergen on May 20th 2009 for the opening of the Bergen International Festival. The festival represents art of all genre: music, literature, theatre, dancing, paintings and so on. The Festival in 2009 is the 57th International Festival in Bergen. The Royal Couple was welcomed by Svein Alsaker, County Governor of Hordaland and Gunnar Bakke, Mayor of Bergen. You can find some … Continue reading

Prince and Princess Akishino on Goodwill Tour

  May 20, 2009 at 12:45 pm by

Princess Kiko in Hungary

Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko are presently on a two-week goodwill tour of Europe that began in Austria and took them in the following to Bulgaria and Hungary. The fourth and last leg of their journey is going to be Romania. The visits are taking place in order to celebrate the 140th year of Japanese diplomatic ties with Austria and Hungary and the 50th year since Tokyo resumed formal relations … Continue reading

Norman Foster, 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts

  May 20, 2009 at 5:41 am by

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The jury responsible for awarding the 2009 award for the Arts, presided over by José Lladó y Fernández-Urrutia, has agreed to bestow this prestigious award to Sir Norman Robert Foster, “whose work of universal scope combines aesthetic quality, intellectual reflection and a dialogue between territory and citizens via an original mastery of space, light and matter. Norman Foster, an architect of the global era, brilliantly anticipates the only polis possible … Continue reading

President Papoulias’ First Day in Denmark leads to Car Trouble

  May 20, 2009 at 5:03 am by

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The Greek President and his wife have spent their first day in Denmark, after accepting an invitation from Queen Margrethe II. President Papoulias and Mrs Papoulia arrived the Kastrup Airport in Copenhagen in the late afternoon, and were greeted by almost the entire Danish Royal Family. Queen Margrethe and President Papoulias inspected a Danish guard of honour as per custom, before the entire group travelled to Fredensborg Palace for the … Continue reading

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

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