Film of Prince Nikolai Completed

  June 6, 2009 at 2:18 pm by

Prince Nikolai of Denmark

For the past ten years, since his birth, Prince Joachim and Countess Alexandra’s son Prince Nikolai has been being filmed every six months by Martin Joergensen’s father’s film company. The film, which will be shown soon on Danish television in connection with the prince’s tenth birthday, involves him being filmed at the same table with the same background twice a year for ten years; the effect is supposed to be … Continue reading

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa in Kenya

  June 6, 2009 at 7:52 am by

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg finished her African visit with a trip to Kenya, where she spoke at the opening of “Diagnostic to Action: Microfinance in Africa” in Nairobi. The Grand Duchess was in Burundi as UNICEF’s Eminent Advocate for Children, a post also held by Queen Rania of Jordan, but was in Kenya representing Luxembourg, as the patron of the Luxembourgish Appui au Développement Autonome/Support for Autonomous Development … Continue reading

King Albert of Belgium is 75

  June 6, 2009 at 12:22 am by

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Today, June 6, King Albert II of Belgium celebrates his 75th birthday. The King was born in 1934, only months after his illustrious grandfather, King Albert I of Belgium, died in Marche-Les-Dames. Albert was the second son of King Leopold III and Queen Astrid. The new King and Queen of Belgium already had two children: Princess Josephine-Charlotte, later Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Prince Baudouin, later King Baudouin I of … Continue reading

Letizia’s Fashion On Tour in Colombia and El Salvador

  June 5, 2009 at 3:34 pm by

Princess Letizia in Colombia and El Salvador

Crown Prince Felipe and Crown Princess Letizia embarked on a week long tour of Colombia and El Salvador beginning on the 26th May. Arriving at Bogota airport, Letizia wore a casual beige jacket and grey trousers (she had left from Madrid wearing the same outfit). She accessorised the look with a favourite scarf, her trademark platform shoes from Spanish high-street shop Mango and a Burberry bag. image The couple attended … Continue reading

Ingrid and Mum at work

  June 5, 2009 at 11:37 am by

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Today Norway’s little Princess Ingrid Alexandra and her mother Crown Princess Mette-Marit received the “Miljoagentparaden”, an environmental friendly manifestation, at the Royal Court in Oslo. The “Eco agents” is a childrens environment organisation. Little Princess Ingrid had collected old mobile phones, adapters and other old electric articles from the staff of the palace to recycle them. Several ministers, who also attended this event, did the same. Photos and more information … Continue reading

Former Greek King Out of Intensive Care

  June 5, 2009 at 5:30 am by

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Greece’s Former King, Constantine II, is now out of the Intensive Care Unit at Wellington Hospital and in a private room according to a message posted to the family’s site. The June 3 update says the King “is surrounded by family and is recovering satisfactorily.” The King is recovering from a scheduled open heart surgery and has had visits from his sisters, Queen Sophia of Spain and Princess Irene of … Continue reading

Grand Duke Jean in Hospital

  June 5, 2009 at 3:39 am by

Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg

Grand Duke Jean, former Grand Duke of Luxembourg, has been admitted into hospital due to basic circulatory problems. It is expected that he will be able to leave after a few more ‘days of observation’, according to Luxembourger Wort. Grand Duke Jean was also in hospital last year in Brussels, where he received a successful hip implant. He returned to Schloss Fischbach in early November. For more information, please see … Continue reading

Sir David Attenborough, 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences

  June 5, 2009 at 3:30 am by

Sir David Attenborough

The British scientist Sir David Attenborough was honoured yesterday in Oviedo with the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. The Jury has decided to bestow on him the prize as his work is considered one of the great contributions to the defence of life and the conservation of our planet. The Jury also considered that “his interest in the problems of our times, his permanent pursuit of excellence … Continue reading

Máxima talks Microfinance in IJsselstein

  June 5, 2009 at 2:57 am by

Princess Máxima

On June 4th, Princess Máxima attended the National Microfinance Meeting in IJsselstein, Utrecht. The Princess attended the event on behalf of the Council for Microfinance. Dressed in a gold jacket with square accents and pale gold trousers, Máxima addressed the audience of microfinance and microcredit entrepreneurs, and the Dutch State Secretary of Economic Affairs, Mr Frank Heemskerk. The meeting was designed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs together with the … Continue reading

Royal Dachshund Bites Royal Bodyguard

  June 5, 2009 at 2:22 am by

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Evita, the 11-year-old dauchshund of Prince Henrik, has biten a royal bodyguard, leaving the man in hospital needing stitches and a tetanus shot. The incident occured on Saturday May 30th, when the guard was walking Evita around the gardens of the Danish royal summer residence, Fredensborg Palace. This latest occurance has caused Danish opposition members to call for Evita to be euthanised. “There is no difference between a royal dog … Continue reading

King Mswati III of Swaziland Visits Zimbabwe

  June 4, 2009 at 6:33 pm by

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King Mswati III of Swaziland is currently on a visit to Zimbabwe in an effort to strengthen relations between the two African nations. The king, along with his wife and Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, toured a farm that is the site of a new silo project, according to a report in Zimbabwean newspaper, The Herald. President Mugabe praised the king’s visit, saying that it was “rare and historic”, while also … Continue reading

Saudi King and Obama hold talks

  June 4, 2009 at 2:35 pm by

The President of the United States, Barack Obama

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the king Abdullah’s ranch at Al-Janadriyah. King Abdullah and President Obama discussed regional and international developments topped by the Palestinian issue and Saudi-US cooperation in all fields as well as the world financial crisis. Saudi King Abdullah thanked President Obama by saying “I thank the president for this visit and … Continue reading

Queen Sonja opens ‘The Collectors’ Exhibition

  June 4, 2009 at 12:56 pm by

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Today Queen Sonja of Norway attended the opening of ‘The Collectors’ Exhibition at the Danish and Nordic Pavilions during the 53rd International Art Exhibition on June 4, 2009 in Venice, Italy. On June 6th the exhibition will be inaugurated by the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano. In 1895 the exhibition was arranged for the first time. This year it takes place for the 53rd time. The festival shows … Continue reading

“CC9 Climate Conference” in Sarpsborg

  June 4, 2009 at 12:30 pm by

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Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Princess Mette-Marit attended the ‘CC9 – Climate Conference’ at Hafslund Manor on June 4, 2009 in Sarpsborg. Prince Haakon opened the Climate Conference 2009. Norwegian and international social players were invited by Norwegian power company Hafslund, Bellona Foundation environmental organisation and the international organisation of former heads of state and government, The Club of Madrid. The Crown Princely coupe is known for their engagement … Continue reading

Charles: Tree-hugging and those pesky Grey Squirrels

  June 4, 2009 at 7:21 am by

A grey squirrel

It is a little difficult for many to reconcile the picture of Prince Charles the “Conservationist” with Prince Charles the “Dalek” . . . . . . Exterminate . . . . . . exterminate, well you get the picture.  Yet we live in a world where the delicate balance of our eco-systems are at war with man, and man’s strokes of sheer genius in pursuit of greater excellence often … Continue reading

Queen Sofia Talks about Drugs in Barcelona

  June 3, 2009 at 10:47 pm by

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Today, Queen Sofia of Spain attended in Barcelona the Congress, “Let’s talk about drugs. Families and Youth united for Prevention,” hosted by La Caixa Foundation and the Help against Drug Addiction Foundation (FAD), of which her Majesty is Honorary President. The congress’s main goal is to be a reflection forum which may help professionals to check, in a critical way, the prevention of the problems related the drugs. Also their … Continue reading

Prince Charles To Attend D-Day Ceremony in France

  June 3, 2009 at 5:50 pm by

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There has been a circus surrounding the preparations for the D-Day 65th anniversary this weekend, as no member of the British Royal Family was invited; and the situation has received media coverage globally. The anniversary will be attended by Presidents Sarkozy and Obama, but questions were raised when no member of the British Royal Family was announced as attending. The royal household initially stated that no royal was attending as … Continue reading

Princess Eugenie on Football Charity Outing

  June 3, 2009 at 2:52 pm by

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HRH Princess Eugenie of York returned to royal duties after her gap year travels last week, conducting a day of football-themed charitable engagements. Eugenie partnered with Sir David Tang, a family friend, to bring young members of the Hong Kong Down’s Syndrome Association’s Dragon Football Team to Chelsea Football Club’s Stamford Bridge. On the pitch, the young football enthusiasts met with one of England’s most famous players, midfielder Frank Lampard. … Continue reading

Haakon and Mette-Marit meet Bill and Melinda Gates

  June 3, 2009 at 2:52 pm by

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June 3rd 2009: Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and Melinda Gates were received by the Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon and his wife Crown Princess Mette-Marit at the Royal Palace in Oslo on Wednesday. Bill Gates and his wife were in Norway to attend a conferance about international poverty, and how the financial crisis hits the poorest people in the world. The conference took place in the Opera House in Oslo. There … Continue reading

Prince Naruhito and Princess Masako To Represent Tokyo Olympic Bid Campaign?

  June 3, 2009 at 1:54 pm by

Crown Prince Naruhito is seen off by his wife, Crown Princess Masako

Tokyo’s Olympic bid committee will be soliciting help from Japan’s imperial royal family for its bid campaign that was launched last month by Prime Minister Taro Aso. The final decision about the Olympic host 2016 will be taken by the International Olympic Committee on October 2nd. Tokyo’s committee will make a formal request through the government for Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako to present the city’s bid on … Continue reading

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