Fürstin Marie Turns 70

  April 14, 2010 at 4:10 pm by

Fürstin Marie von und zu Liechtenstein

HSH Fürstin Marie von und zu Liechtenstein turns 70 years old today. She was born as Countess Marie Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau on 14 April 1940 in Prague (Bohemia, the present Czech Republic), the fourth child of Count Ferdinand and his wife, nee Countess Henriette von Ledebur-Wicheln. At the end of World War II her family was forced to leave Bohemia, so they moved in Germany; there Marie attended … Continue reading

Hereditary Prince zu Fürstenberg to Marry

  April 14, 2010 at 1:16 pm by

Hereditary Prince Christian zu Fürstenberg

Hereditary Prince Christian zu Fürstenberg is going to marry to his girlfriend, Jeanette Griesel; the marriage will take place next July. Prince Christian, 32, is the eldest son of Fürst Heinrich zu Fürstenberg and his wife Fürstin Milana, nee Princess Maximiliana zu Windisch-Graetz; he has a younger brother, Antonius. Prince Christian studied in the USA, and since 2004 works in his family business; he also is a Knight of the … Continue reading

Haakon’s Visit to Qatar and the UAE

  April 14, 2010 at 5:08 am by

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On April 12th Crown Prince Haakon started his official visit to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The central aspect of the program during the first day was the opening of the aluminum factory Qatalum, which is a cooperated project between Norway and Qatar. Haakon attended the opening of the factory joined by Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani. After the opening of Qatalum Haakon visited the Norwegian … Continue reading

HM King Abdullah II visits his Primary School with Queen Rania

  April 14, 2010 at 2:45 am by

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Jordanian King Abdullah II and his wife Queen Rania visited the Islamic Scientific College, where HM King Abdullah (then Prince Abdullah) started his primary education in 1966. The royal couple toured the school last Tuesday and inaugurated it’s new premises of the co-ed kindergarten and primary school. They met with the students and teachers in class rooms. They were also briefed on the school’s teaching activities and on the society … Continue reading

Duchess of Cornwall Breaks Leg

  April 12, 2010 at 2:51 am by

The Duchess of Cornwall

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has broken her leg, as Clarence House has confirmed. The break occurred while the Duchess was out walking near Birkhall, her residence with HRH The Prince of Wales in Scotland. Initially believing the injury to be nothing more than a sprain, the Duchess went home before going to a local hospital the following day for x-rays. Clarence House confirmed that she had suffered a twisted … Continue reading

Vote in the March 2010 Picture of the Month Polls!

  April 11, 2010 at 7:43 pm by

Please vote in the March 2010 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royal Gala Pictures. The polls will remain open until 4 May 2010

February 2010 Picture of the Month Winners

  April 11, 2010 at 7:39 pm by

Announcing the winners of the February 2010 Picture of the Month Polls: February 2010 Official Picture of the Month: First Place: Picture D – The Netherlands Second Place: Picture K – Norway Third Place: Picture A – Spain Royals’ Loving Looks and Gestures (February 2010 Informal Poll): First Place (tie): Picture A- Spain and Picture J- Norway Second Place (tie): Picture I- Monaco and Picture L- Sweden Third Place: Picture … Continue reading

Microcredit in Kenya – Cooperation Aid in Ethiopia

  April 11, 2010 at 5:45 am by

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Early this week, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain travelled to Nairobi, Kenya to attend the Africa-Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit, an international meeting organized by the Microcredit Summit Campaign which took place from April 7th to 10th. More than 2,000 people from 40 countries worldwide were present at the meeting, whose main goal is to spread the use of the microfinance in order to eradicate poverty, especially in Africa … Continue reading

Crown Prince Couple Recieves = Oslo Award

  April 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm by

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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit recieved the = Oslo Award 2009 for their “long-standing and sincere commitment to the poor, outcast and disadvantaged”. The award that was first awarded last year, stimulates social work. The jury chose the Crown Princely couple for this year’s award, because of their social work and their commitment for disadvantaged people. As examples the jury names the Crown Prince’s work with Global Dignity … Continue reading

Queen Noor Urges More Cuts in Nuclear Arms

  April 9, 2010 at 5:14 am by

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Jordan’s Queen Noor Al Hussein participated in Global Zero’s Conference at the National Press Club, in Washington D.C. on April 7, 2010. Her Majesty, a founding leader of the Global Zero movement, said “From my perspective, having grown up during the Cold War and living in one of the most volatile regions in the world, we are so encouraged by the leadership and courageous steps Presidents Obama and Medvedev are … Continue reading

Jordanian Princesses Attend the 5th Congress of APOCP

  April 9, 2010 at 5:12 am by

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HRH Princesses Ghida Talal and Dina Mired were invited, as guests of honor, to participate in the 5th Congress of the Asian Pacific Organisation for Cancer Prevention (APOCP) which was held on April 3-7, 2010 in Istanbul (Turkey). Under the title “Prevention of cancer: Time to move from fiction to action” Princess Ghida, the Chairperson of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), presented the keynote opening speech of the 5th … Continue reading

Funeral of Prince Edouard Lobkowicz

  April 8, 2010 at 1:45 pm by

Prince Edouard von Lobkowicz

The funeral of HSH Prince Edouard von Lobkowicz, who died last Friday in Paris, aged 83, took place this morning at 10am in St. Thomas d’Aquin Church in Paris; the Mass was conducted by Father Jean-Charles Nault, Abbot of St. Wandrille. The ceremony was attended by the immediate family of the late Prince: his wife Princess Françoise, and their two surviving children, Prince Charles-Henri and Princess Marie-Gabrielle, P.S.D.P. Among the … Continue reading

Queen Rania visits JRF Projects and launches “Madrasati Phase III”

  April 8, 2010 at 8:10 am by

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During the last days, HM Queen Rania of Jordan carried out several activities related to the Jordan River Foundation and her own school renovation initiative “Madrasati”. The Queen started her tour two days ago by opening of Ghor Al Mazraa Park and checking a map that showcases the Jordan River Foundation’s work in the area. Accompanied by government ministers, she visited a primary school in Southern Ghor, checking on the … Continue reading

William & Kate: A Wedding At Last?

  April 7, 2010 at 2:10 pm by

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All over the world, the media is buzzing over the latest speculation that Britain’s Prince William and his girlfriend of 7 years, Kate Middleton are set to announce their engagement soon. Although rumors of this have been going on for several years now, this time may actually be it. This is all because of an article from The Daily Beast’s Tina Brown. In it, she says a royal source claims … Continue reading

Tuscan Holiday for Prince Emanuele Filiberto and Family

  April 7, 2010 at 11:30 am by

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Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, son and heir of one of the pretenders to the Italian throne, took his wife and family on a holiday in Tuscany for Easter. The prince of Piedmont and Venice, his wife the French actress Clothilde Coureau and his daughters princesses Vittoria (6) and Luisa (3) were pictured while cycling through the streets of the idyllic Forte dei Marmi. The family was later pictured on … Continue reading

Prince Georg Friedrich Sells Family Estate

  April 7, 2010 at 11:17 am by

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The German newspaper ‘Bild’ reports that the Wümmehof estate in Borgfeld, near Bremen has been put up for sale on the website of real estate agent ‘Engel & Völkers‘. The estate of 10.000 acres and with two historical buildings has been bought by the Prussian royal family in 1945. Here prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (1907-1994) and his wife Grand Duchess Kira Kirilovna of Russia raised their seven children and … Continue reading

100th Anniversary of Queen Ingrid’s Birth

  April 1, 2010 at 4:20 am by

Princess Ingrid as a child

Sunday March 28th marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid of Sweden, the woman who would later become the Queen Consort of Denmark. Born Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta in 1910, Princess Ingrid was the third child and only daughter of Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf (later King Gustav VI Adolf) and his first wife, Crown Princess Margaret (nee, Princess of Connaught). The newborn Princess … Continue reading

Princess Aisha receives Distinguished Alumni Award

  March 31, 2010 at 6:55 pm by

Princess Aisha receives her award

Princess Aisha Al Hussein of Jordan, the daughter of late King Hussein I and Princess Muna, received on March 31, 2010 the Fisrt Distinguished Alumni Award by the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defence University in Washington DC. Princess Aisha received the award at a ceremony attended by HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Affairs … Continue reading

Romania has a new Prince

  March 31, 2010 at 6:12 pm by

Prince Nicholas of Romania

From today, Romania has a new Prince; he is Nicholas de Roumanie Medforth-Mills, grandson of former King Michael I and third in the line of succession to the (defunct) Romanian throne. Nicholas turns today 25 years old; therefore, according to his Grandfather’s wishes and to the Statute of the Romanian Royal Family, he takes the title of His Royal Highness Prince Nicholas of Romania. This decision was taken in 2005 … Continue reading

Monaco Rose Ball, Moroccan Style

  March 31, 2010 at 12:59 am by

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Saturday, 27 March 2010: The “Salle des Étoiles” in the Monte Carlo Sporting Club was alighted for the occasion of Monaco’s 56th Annual Bal de la Rose. The ball, with a fresh theme each year, raises money for the Princess Grace Foundation. This year the theme was Moroccan, so the “Stars Room” was decorated under the mastery of Princess Caroline’s friend, Jacques Grange. Grange combined Oriental style, produced in and … Continue reading

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