Prince William Gives Moving Speech to Military Heroes

  December 16, 2009 at 12:28 am by

Princes William and Harry speak with soldiers at the awards

Tuesday evening, British royal brothers, Princes William and Harry, attended the Sun Military Awards to pay tribute to the UK’s servicemen and women. The star-studded event was held at the Imperial War Museum, and was hosted by The Sun newspaper. William told the troops it was “a privilege and an honor” to wear the same uniform as them. “This country is blessed with its Armed Forces,” the future King said … Continue reading

Climate Exhibition in Copenhagen

  December 14, 2009 at 4:46 pm by

Princess Victoria and Prince Frederik at the event

On Saturday Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark attended a climate event in Copenhagen, Denmark. Crown Prince Haakon opened the Norwegian Pavilion at the climate technology exhibition “Bright Green”. At “Bright Green” hundreds of companies with a focus on environmental technology exhibit. The Expo is the greatest side-event at the UN Climate Change Conference COP15. During the opening Prince Haakon … Continue reading

Prince William is a “Redneck,” Says Pink

  December 13, 2009 at 8:34 pm by

US singer Pink

U.S. pop singer, Pink, is publicly badmouthing Britain’s Prince William for his stance on hunting animals. She recently told music bible, Q magazine, that she wrote the second in line to the throne a letter criticising him for the blood-sport. To her surprise, William responded. “I wrote to him to protest about fox hunting and I figured he would be this stuffy, privileged a**hole. But he’s like a red-neck from … Continue reading

December 2009 Newsletter: The New Millenium

  December 13, 2009 at 7:34 pm by

The first decade of the new millenium is one of rapid and violent changes. Early on, the world is shocked by the 9/11 attacks, and many more would follow. The relative peace and quiet that had reigned the West was shattered, and the retaliating Allied Forces shook the fragile equilibriums in the Middle East. One energy crisis followed another, and the end of this decade is marked by a financial … Continue reading

Queen Noor Attends Dubai International Film Festival

  December 13, 2009 at 7:08 pm by

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Jordan’s Queen Noor, widow of late King Hussein, attended the 6th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex. Yesterday, Her Majesty, delivered a speech during DIFF 2009 Cultural Bridge Panel, accompanied by Julia Bacha, director of the Cultural Bridge Gala Film Budrus – which was screened immediately prior to the panel discussion-, Hollywood Producer, Mike Medavoy, and MIT Professor, Rebecca Saxe. Last Wednesday Queen Noor was … Continue reading

2009 Royal Variety Performance

  December 13, 2009 at 7:11 am by

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HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh attended the 2009 Royal Variety Performance on December 7th, in Blackpool. The star-studded bash, hosted by comedian Peter Kay, included performances by Bette Midler, Canadian crooner Michael Bublé, singer Mika and the winner of X-Factor Alexandra Burke. But it was two American starlets who stole the show, through their risqué and “outlandish” performances – Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga. While … Continue reading

Wyclef Jean: “Where’s the Princess?”

  December 13, 2009 at 6:23 am by

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On Friday night the Crown Princely couple of Norway and Mette-Marit’s son Marius attend the Nobel Peace Prize concert at Oslo Spektrum. The artists from celebrated Barack Obama- this year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize- and wanted to spread a message of peace. The Nobel Concert was hosted for the eleventh time and was presented by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Among the artists were Alexander Rybak ,this … Continue reading

Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony 2009

  December 11, 2009 at 11:20 pm by

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The awards ceremony for the 2009 Nobel Prize Awards took place at the Stockholm Concert Hall last night, Thursday December 10th. The awards were presented by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf, as he does each year. The entire Swedish Royal Family was also in attendance. Although meant to begin at 16:30 local time, the Swedish royals were running a little behind schedule, and as such, the ceremony was delayed a … Continue reading

Nobel Peace Prize 2009

  December 10, 2009 at 1:00 pm by

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Today the members of the Norwegian Royal House attended the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at Oslo City Hall, at which US President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009. Barack Obama was awarded for his efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Norwegian Nobel Committee accentuated the importance of the President’s vision “Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured … Continue reading

Watch the Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony Live!

  December 10, 2009 at 6:14 am by

Emblem of the Nobel Prize

On December 10th, the 2009 Nobel Prizes will be awarded to this year’s recipients. In Norway, US President Barack Obama will be presented with the Nobel Peace Prize at 13:00 local time, in the presence of the Norwegian Royal Family. In Sweden, King Carl XVI Gustaf will present the five Nobel Prizes of Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Literature and Economic Sciences to twelve laureates at 16:30 local time. Each ceremony may … Continue reading

Jordan’s Prince Among Six Proposed New IOC Members

  December 9, 2009 at 8:09 pm by

The logo of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)

Prince Faisal of Jordan was nominated by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday for election at the IOC general assembly in Vancouver in February. Faisal is the younger brother of King Abdullah II of Jordan and he is the President of Jordan’s Olympic Committee. His half-sister, Princess Haya, is already an IOC member and head of the International Equestrian Federation. Also nominated were the secretary general of the New Zealand … Continue reading

Dutch Royals attend CLAUS! Play

  December 9, 2009 at 6:44 am by

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Queen Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien attended a play in honour of their late husband and father, Prince Claus, on December 6th. The play, entitled CLAUS!, showcased the late Prince’s love of Africa, and his relationship with the Dutch Antilles and Suriname. CLAUS! was produced by the Stichting Julius Lives! foundation, under the initiative of Dutch MP John Leerdam. The play was completely sold-out, which is a wonderful demonstration … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary visits Afghanistan

  December 9, 2009 at 6:12 am by

Princess Mary speaks with a soldier in Afghanistan

Crown Princess Mary has recently returned from a secret visit to Danish troops serving in Afghanistan. The visit took place on November 29 and 30. Visiting the province of Helmand in southern Afghanistan, Mary was joined by the President of the Folketinget, Thor Pedersen, and the Danish Defence Minister, Soren Gade. The group arrived at Camp Bastion in Helmand on Sunday November 29th. From there, they visited the Danish army … Continue reading

A Monogram for Victoria & Daniel

  December 8, 2009 at 3:50 pm by

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Today we got to know how Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling’s monogram will look. The monogram was designed by Vladimir A. Sager Lund. He works as a heraldic artist at the National Archives and began to work at the monogram last summer. The future Crown Princely Couple’s monogram consists of a V which intertwine in two slightly inclined Ds, and a crown. The monogram will be used on special occasions, … Continue reading

Prince Moulay Rachid Patrons the 9th Marrakech Film Festival

  December 8, 2009 at 2:09 pm by

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The 9th Marrakech International Film Festival, held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, opened Friday in Marrakech. An array of prominent people involved in art and culture took part in the opening ceremony which honors national and internationals movies. Prince Moulay Rachid, Chairman of the Festival Foundation, said in his annual editorial on the Festival website that The Marrakech International Film Festival conserves its past achievements and looks towards … Continue reading

Saudi King Abudllah wins King Khaled Award for National Achievement

  December 8, 2009 at 2:27 am by

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has been named winner of the prestigious”King Khaled Award for National Achievement”. The awards were announced on Suanaday evening by Asir’s govenor, who is also president of the King Khaled Award Committee. The award is given to outstanding individuals and organizations in four different categories. Talking at a press conference, Prince Faisal said “The award given to King Abdullah reflects his visionary … Continue reading

Funeral of Prince Alexandre

  December 5, 2009 at 8:34 am by

Princess Léa and her son and daughter at the service

The funeral of Belgium’s Prince Alexandre, who died last Sunday from a pulmonary embolism, took place yesterday morning, at 11am, at the Church of Our Lady in Laeken. The sad ceremony was attended by the widow of the Prince, Léa, her son Renaud Bichara and her daughter and son-in-law, Laetitia and Didier Nagant de Deuxchaisnes. Most of the members of the Belgian Royal Family were present: the King and the … Continue reading

Update of the Royal Website

  December 4, 2009 at 3:52 pm by

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The Royal Homepage Kongehuset.no has been updated today. Together with Princess Ingrid Alexandra, King Harald V welcomed the users of the site to the castle’s new website, especially to the special site for children. The new website is especially created for children at children at the age of 10 or 11 and offers them an opportunity to learn about the function of the monarchy and the royal family. Here you … Continue reading

3 Day Visit from Turkey

  December 4, 2009 at 6:05 am by

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Turkish President Abdullah Gul and his wife visited Jordan on a 3-day official visit where the couple were received by King Abdullah II and Queen Rania. Turkish President held talks with King Abdullah II on bilateral ties and ways of bolstering them in various feilds. On another hand, Queen Rania and Turkish First Lady Hayrunnisa Gul visited the Children’s Museum which took part one the day 1 of the visit. … Continue reading

Vote in the November 2009 Picture of the Month Polls!

  December 4, 2009 at 4:50 am by

Please vote in the November 2009 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases the family photo shoots. The polls will remain open until 3 January 2010.

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