40th Birthday of Former Princess Nori of Japan

  April 18, 2009 at 3:47 am by

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Sayako Kuroda, the former Princess Nori and only daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan, is celebrating her 40th birthday today. As the princess left the Imperial Family and became a commoner on the day of her wedding to Yoshiki Kuroda in November 2005, no official birthday celebrations will be held. In all likeliness, though, the family is going to have a nice birthday party in private as … Continue reading

King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie Visit Crete

  April 17, 2009 at 10:50 pm by

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Last Thursday, the former king and queen of Greece paid a visit to the isle of Crete, where they caught up with friends, and enjoyed the beauty of the the island. It has been 40 years since Constantine’s last visit to Crete, and he reminisced about his previous visit, while taking a keen interest in seeing how the island had changed. In addition to sightseeing, Constantine and Anne-Marie enjoyed spending … Continue reading

Princess Marie Cancels Engagement

  April 17, 2009 at 4:07 pm by

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Princess Marie has cancelled her engagement on the 26th at the Royal Theatre in order to clear her calender for her baby. Her midwife and doctor are currently “on standby” as she waits in Copenhagen for the baby to arrive. The event at the theatre will, however, still be attended by Prince Joachim. For more information, please see this thread.

Engagement Reception for Victoria & Daniel

  April 17, 2009 at 2:33 pm by

Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling

Daniel Westling, the fiance to Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria, has been formally introduced to the Swedish government on Friday. 180 special invited guests had the opportunity to congratulate the couple on their betrothal. Representatives of the parliament, government, authorities, land chiefs, representatives from the news industry and various organizations had been invited to the Bernadotte Hall at the royal palace. They all first met Victoria and Daniel before moving on … Continue reading

Royal Greenhouses in Laeken open to the public

  April 17, 2009 at 2:13 pm by

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From today the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken are open to the public again, for about three weeks (17 April to 10 May). As usual, the first day of opening is reserved for the press only, who are allowed to marvel at the exotic flowers, which are in full bloom now. The Royal Greenhouses were built under the reign of Leopold II by Alphonse Balat, a famous Belgian architect who was … Continue reading

Sultan of Brunei State Visit to Kuwait and Oman

  April 17, 2009 at 9:13 am by

The Al-Alam Guest Palace

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei began a three day statevisit to Kuwait on April 13 which he held talks with Emir of Kuwait. The leaders underlined the warm and friendly relations between the two countries and expressed commitment to further promote bilateral ties. After the meeting, the Emir hosted banquet in honour of the monarch’s visit. On April 16, His Majesty visited Oman. Arriving at the … Continue reading

Japanese royals attending exhibition

  April 16, 2009 at 12:54 pm by

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Numerous events were scheduled to mark the golden wedding anniversary of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan on April 10. There was the evening party, a private family dinner and visits with government officials. People formed a long line in front of the imperial palace on Friday morning to express their congratulations on the occasion of the wedding anniversary by signing their names in well-wishers books. And there was … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe II celebrates 69th Birthday

  April 16, 2009 at 5:00 am by

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Queen Margrethe celebrated her 69th birthday today, April 16, surrounded by her ever-growing family on the balcony of Christian IX’s Palace at Amalienborg Palace. As she does every year, the Danish Queen stepped out on to the balcony at noon to greet the crowd of well-wishers which gathered below. Joined by her husband Prince Henrik, sons Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim, daughters-in-law Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie, and … Continue reading

Rania launches Phase II of Madrasati

  April 16, 2009 at 2:53 am by

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On Monday , Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah announced the launch of Madrasati’s Phase II which aims to renovate and upgrade additional 100 schools in Jerash, Ajloun, Balqa and Madaba. Addressing major corporations, NGOs, media personalities and teachers and children from 100 schools, Rania said “Education is today’s most valuable investment. By striving to achieve the best for our children today, we ensure they become a positive force of … Continue reading

Haakon and Mette-Marit promote their competition

  April 15, 2009 at 12:53 pm by

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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit paid a visit to Nore Uvdal on Tuesday April 14 2008. They visited an elderly home, as well as meeting personally with some elderly and younger people in connection with their competition they have going, about creating meeting places between generations. The Crown Princely Couple’s humanitarian fond has released a competition for children between the age of 14 and 16. The competition is … Continue reading

Princess Eugenie Makes a Splash in Thailand

  April 15, 2009 at 8:40 am by

Princess Eugenie in Thailand

HRH Princess Eugenie of York continued her ’round-the-world’ gap year adventure this week in Thailand, where she was caught by paparazzi while palling around with a group of friends on the beach. Eugenie sported a patriotic bikini-style swimsuit — but one that echoed the American flag, not the British Union Jack. Though her bodyguards were not captured in any of the photos, it is certain that they were close by. … Continue reading

Princess Máxima learns about Girls and Technology

  April 14, 2009 at 8:32 pm by

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Today Princess Máxima visited the Waerden Borch School in Holten to attend a presentation on “Girls and Technology”. The visit was to learn more about the field of technology and how girls can get involved. During the visit, Máxima viewed a presentation on the flow of technical education, and then took part in an experiment with the pupils in building thermoharder and thermoplastic polymers. The visit aimed to show girls … Continue reading

State Visit from India to Spain Announced

  April 14, 2009 at 3:16 pm by

Spanish Coat of Arms

Upon invitation by Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, the President of the Republic India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil and her husband, Devisingh Ramsingh Shekhawat will pay a State Visit to Spain between 21-22, April 2009. Smt. Patil is the 12th President of India, she was elected on July 25, 2007. She is the first woman to have been elected as President of India. For more info visit … Continue reading

Infanta Elena opens new Headquarters of FIAPAS

  April 14, 2009 at 3:08 pm by

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Today Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena attended the opening of the new head office of the Spanish Confederation of Families of Deaf Persons (FIAPAS in Spanish). The mission of FIAPAS is to represent and defend the rights and global interests of persons with auditory disability and their families, both national and international, to the society, administrations and other institutions. During her visit to the new head office, Infanta Elena, accompanied … Continue reading

New biography for Albert II of Belgium

  April 11, 2009 at 2:33 pm by

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This June, King Albert II of Belgium will celebrate his 75th birthday, and about one month later, The King and Queen of the Belgians have their golden wedding anniversary. To celebrate these festivities, a new biography about King Albert is published, “Albert II. De vorst met de glimlach” (Albert II, King with the smile). The biography was written by Erik Wellens, renowned copywriter for celebrity books and biographer. The book … Continue reading

Emperor Akihito thoughtfully looking back on fifty years of marriage

  April 11, 2009 at 12:13 pm by

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In a press conference on occasion of Emperor Akihito’s and Empress Michiko’s 50th wedding anniversary, the emperor said that while feeling true joy and being deeply appreciative of the congratulations of so many people, he could not help receiving them still “with a heavy heart” because of the severe economic situation in Japan and the world. He remembered that, at the time of his wedding, the country had been rising … Continue reading

Princess Claire of Belgium: Six years of royal style

  April 11, 2009 at 11:40 am by

Princess Claire's fashion

In April 2003, Prince Laurent of Belgium married Miss Claire Coombs, a British-born surveyor, who has been living in Belgium since the age of three. Since her engagement and wedding to Prince Laurent, Princess Claire has shown that she is partial to a relaxed, yet elegant style. She is a low-key, yet beautiful princess who seems happiest when she is with her family. Congratulations to Laurent and Claire on their … Continue reading

Dubai ruler to answer citizens and media via internet

  April 11, 2009 at 8:14 am by

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai will answer questions from the media and people on April 18. Questions from the citizens, Arab and foreign journalists will be answered directly by Sheikh Mohammed. The question page will open today and last till April 18 and that when all questions will be answered. This step comes as a result … Continue reading

Hamdan attends son’s graduation from Sandhurst

  April 11, 2009 at 8:00 am by

Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister on Thursday attended his son, Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan graduation from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) in the UK. Sheikh Hamdan and the guests were received by Rt Hon John Hutton, UK Secretary of State for Defence, and the Representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the ceremony, and the Commander of the Royal Military … Continue reading

Marie-Chantal of Greece: the image of American high society

  April 10, 2009 at 6:51 pm by

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Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece has been featured on the cover of a new book by British author Nick Foulkes. The book, High Society: the history of America’s Upper-Class, was recently published, and covers American society from the 17th century to the present. Marie-Chantal is a daughter of Robert Miller, who founded the hugely successful Duty Free Shops. The cover photo features Marie-Chantal, with her two sisters, Pia and Alexandra. The … Continue reading

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