Prince William spoke openly about losing his mother, Princess Diana, at a lunch for The Child Bereavement Charity, which was once supported by Diana. Now her eldest son is its patron. “Losing a close family member is one of the hardest experiences that anyone can ever endure,” Prince William said. “Never being able to say the word ‘mummy’ again in your life sounds like a small thing. “However, for many, … Continue reading
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah has won the European Council on Human Rights award. The award will be awarded to Queen Rania in a ceremony which will be held in the premises of the Portuguese Parliament in Lisbon on March 16. Winning the award along with the Queen Rania was the former Portuguese President, Jorge Sampaio.
Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej has checked into Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital for a few check-up which is scheduled to start today Thursday, said a hospital official. The official did not say how long the 81-year-old king will stay in hospital. The King checked into hospital late Wednesday. He was accompanied by Queen Sirikit and a few members of the royal family. “This is a personal visit by His Majesty to the … Continue reading
For the first time since 2003, when she unveiled a bronze bust of her late mother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, HM will make an appearance at Cheltenham Racecourse on Gold Cup Day. The Queen Mother, a jump racing fanatic, attended the Cheltenham meeting for many years, a tradition kept alive by following generations, most notably The Princess Royal and her daughter Zara Phillips, Prince Charles, Camilla, Dutchess of Cornwall, … Continue reading
King Carl XVI Gustaf attended the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals in Åre today. The King presented the winner of the ladies’ downhill competition, American Lindsey Vonn, with her trophy. The competition is something that the King has attended in the past, sometimes accompanied by his wife Queen Silvia and eldest daughter Victoria. More about Carl Gustaf’s attendance at the event can be found here.
It’s happening again: reports are going around that Britain’s Prince William will announce his engagement to long time love Kate Middleton at the end of this March. But this recent report is not coming from the usual gossip magazines. It’s from the French publication Pointe de Vue, which claims to have reliable sources in all the royal houses in the world. According to Pointe de Vue, William likely purposed to … Continue reading
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, who are currently in the midst of a ten day tour of South America, paid a visit to an organic farm in rural Chile today. TRH visited the Emiliana vineyard outside the Chilean capital of Santiago. The vineyard, owned and operated by Rafael and Jose Guilisasti, focuses on the development of organic wine production in Chile. For more information, on the … Continue reading
Today is the fifth anniversary of Spain’s worst terrorist attacks. On the occasion, the Prince and the Princess of Asturias attended the Concert “In Memoriam” in honor of the victims. The concert was organized by Fundacion Victimas del Terrorismo (Victims of Terrorism Foundation) and was performed by the Orchestra of the Community of Madrid, directed by Jose Ramon Encinar. On the morning of March 11, 2004 (two months before the … Continue reading
Queen Beatrix has opened the Verkande Pavillion at the museum in Zaandam. Her Majesty was welcomed by three ‘girls of Verkade’, who according to the old commercials of Verkade, make all the chocolate. Queen Beatrix was dressed in chocolate brown colors to mark the occassion and was accompanied by Mienthe Boelaard, one of her ladies-in-waiting. The girls of Verkade, who were dressed in the oldfashioned yellow company clothing explained the … Continue reading
Princess Mathilde has visited a school in Blankenberge. The princess listened to the reading of the story ‘Pepijn and the Dark Perfume’ (Pepijn en het duistere parfum) by Katie Velghe. The princess also visited a project of ‘t Jolletje, that coordinates homework with the students of the school, she also attended several workshops. Mathilde thinks reading to children is “important for their development,” says the official website of the Belgian … Continue reading
The mystery of the murder on Russia’s last emperor and his family has finally been resolved due to DNA testing. The DNA analysis fragments of the bones of has proven that none of the children of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra survived and all died in Yekatherineburg in 1918. The remains of the Tsar and his family had been found in 1991 but two bodies were missing, that of … Continue reading
King Albert II today gave several people an audience in the royal palace of Brussels. First he received Mrs. Julie Fernandez-Fernandez, secretary of state for people with an handicap, under the minister of social affairs and health. After this audience the king, joined by the co-chairmen of the Royal Belgian Athelitic Association, received European champion Eline Berings, who won gold on the 60 metre hurdles at the European Indoor championship … Continue reading
A high-profile crusade has been launched to stop the Olympic equestrian events taking place at Greenwich in 2012. NOGOE accuses the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) of being “inconsistent and inept” and says that to close Greenwich Park for six to eight weeks while the cross-country course and a 23-seat arena are being built is “socially unjust in a relatively deprived inner-city area” and would cost £17 … Continue reading
During a visit on Tuesday to the Ruseifa Secondary School for Girls, Her Majesty Queen Rania reviewed the Early Childhood Development (ECD) strategy at the Ruseifa Secondary School for Girls. Her Majesty discussed how efforts exerted in the area of ECD benefit children, improve their learning process and raise ECD policies and standards at a meeting with 26 officials from the ministries of social development and education, UNICEF and the … Continue reading
It seems that England is producing some miracle cures from the unlikeliest of sources. Firstly there’s the £15 bottle of water from the English Channel currently sweeping parts of the USA and France which claims to rejuvenate and replenish (what doesn’t these days?) and has, according to London’s Metro paper, been proved to turn back the hands of time. And secondly and even more unlikely is the new addition the … Continue reading
Yesterday it was announced that a new foundation, the Prince of Girona Foundation, will be established in Spain. The Honorary President will be Prince Felipe of Spain. As heir to the Spanish Crown, Prince Felipe holds the title Prince of Girona. Four companies linked to Girona (Girona Camber of Commerce, Caixa Girona, Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation and La Caixa) will be founders of the new institution, whose main goals are “The … Continue reading
Crown Prince Frederik attended the opening of the International Scientific Congress on Climate Change hosted by the University of Copenhagen yesterday. Frederik attended the event in the morning, and was then hospitalised with a broken fibia suffered during his family holiday to Switzerland late last month. Read more about Frederik’s attendance at the conference here.
As patron for literacy, Princess Laurentien yesterday attended the launch of a new starters package called “It Begins with Reading”, to promote the importance of reading in children even from an early age. The package is aimed at daycare centre employees, to teach them the benefits of childhood reading and to encourage it amongst their pupils and parents. It also aims to reduce the stigma of illiteracy amongst parents, and … Continue reading
His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai said at the Global Education Forum (GEF) organised by the Ministry of Education Investment in education is a priority for the UAE leadership in development plans based on developing human capabilities and expertise. “The UAE government spends around 23 per cent of the 2009 federal budget on education,” Shaikh Mohammad said … Continue reading
On March 3rd a daughter was born to count Gregor von Bismarck and his wife, countess Samantha. The baby, named Wilhelmina, was born in Milan and she has two older brothers named Léon and Otis. Count Gregor von Bismarck is the 3rd son of Fürst Ferdinand von Bismarck and his wife Fürstin Elisabeth, née countess Lippens. He worked as a film producer and as an actor in the past and … Continue reading