Special Flower Girl For Princess Máxima

  April 7, 2009 at 10:03 am by

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The mayor of Apeldoorn, where this year’s Queen’s Day will be held, has selected eight girls to hand over flowers to the Dutch royal ladies. The mayor started a competition in which school children could send in anything related to the theme ‘Queen Beatrix and Apeldoorn’. Of the 560 creations that were received, the seven best were picked, they werte made by: Noa (8), Anna (7), Demi (7), Sophie (9), … Continue reading

Less Than A Month To Go Until French Royal Wedding

  April 7, 2009 at 9:29 am by

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Less than a month to go for the religious wedding ceremony of pince Jean of France and the Spanish Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart. The couple married in a civil ceremony on March 19th of this year, the religious wedding will be on May 2nd in Senlis. To mark the occassion German boulevard magazine Bunte has this small video with clips of the couple. It shows their engagement in Chantilly, … Continue reading

Pieter van Vollenhoven Out & About

  April 7, 2009 at 9:21 am by

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April started with a busy agenda for Prof. Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven, husband of Princess Margriet of The Netherlands. On April 3rd Van Vollenhoven went to militairy airbase Gilze-Rijen where he received a special decoration. Pieter received the number 40, that goes with the officers cross that he reiceived 25 years ago. Pieter van Volenhoven has been a reserve officer for 40 years now, hence the number. A day later, … Continue reading

Prince Albert II’s First Four Years

  April 6, 2009 at 7:48 pm by

Prince Albert and Prince Rainier

With the arrival of the sad anniversary of the death of His Serene Highness Prince Rainier III, his son His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, has now been sovereign of Monaco for four years. For years, reporters questioned the type of monarch the very “American” educated Prince would be. One reporter even noted that he was too “nice” to rule. The Prince was born to rule and as the saying … Continue reading

A New Romance for Lady Gabriella Windsor?

  April 6, 2009 at 7:20 pm by

Lady Gabriella Windsor

The Daily Mail recently published photos of 27 year-old Lady Gabriella Windsor leaving the Connaught Hotel in London with 40 year-old Guy Ritchie, a film director, most famously known as Madonna’s ex-husband. Photos show Lady Gabriella trying to avoid the cameras as she exits the hotel and drives off in Richie’s car. Lady Gabriella broke up with her boyfriend, Aatish Taseer, in December. Guy Ritchie and Madonna divorced in 2008. … Continue reading

Marie-Chantal of Greece Named on Tatler’s Best-Dressed List

  April 6, 2009 at 6:35 pm by

Crown Princess Pavlos of Greece

Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece has been named number five on Tatler Magazine’s Annual Best-Dressed List. She joins other fashionable women such as Cheryl Cole and Natalie Portman on the fashion magazine’s tribute to the most stylish women in the world. Of course, Marie-Chantal is no stranger to the world of fashion magazines. In previous years, she has been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and W magazines as well as … Continue reading

Denmark’s Margrethe II Names New Prime Minister

  April 6, 2009 at 5:58 am by

The new Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen

Yesterday, Queen Margrethe II named Lars Løkke Rasmussen as the 40th Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Denmark, the fifth in her reign. The decision came after the previous Prime Minster, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, handed her his resignation to become the Secretary General of NATO. Prime Minister Løkke Rasmussen heads the Liberal-Conservative Coalition, which holds the parliamentary majority, enabling them to head to November 2011 without holding a general election. … Continue reading

Victoria’s Volvo Ocean Race Kiss

  April 6, 2009 at 5:38 am by

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Crown Princess Victoria has completed an official visit to Brazil, a visit which focused on the 2009 Volvo Ocean Race in Rio de Janeiro. On her first official day in Brazil, April 1st, the Crown Princess attended a seminar called “Children with Disabilities and an Independent Life” in the country’s capital. Later that day, Victoria visited the Grael Foundation. The foundation focuses on children and young adults in need to … Continue reading

Grand Duchess Visits Art Exhibition

  April 6, 2009 at 4:26 am by

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Grand Duchess Mari­a Teresa of Luxembourg visited the exhibition “Lebensbilder” at the Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünste Cultural Centre with Luxembourgish artist Madeleine Weiss-Bauler. This exhibition was the first exhibition to show the complete catalgoue of works of this local artist. For more information, please see this thread.

Princess Laurentien at Society to Benefit Education 225th Anniversary

  April 5, 2009 at 8:40 pm by

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Yesterday, Princess Laurentien travelled to Rotterdam to attend the Society to Benefit General Education’s 225th anniversary celebration. The event took place at Rotterdam’s National Museum, where the Princess was presented with the first copy of the Society’s jubilee book. Laurentien toured the museum and viewed the exhibition celebrating the Society’s 225 years. The exhibition features original 19th century prints showing the Society’s work. For over two centuries, the Society to … Continue reading

HGD Guillaume Awards Work Promotion Diplomas

  April 5, 2009 at 8:23 pm by

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume at the awards ceremony

Earlier today, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume awarded Work Promotion 2008/2009 diplomas. The event took place at the Grand-Théâtre de la Ville, and Guillaume awarded the dilpomas to young master craftsmen and those who were awarded with the Work Promotion 2008/2009 diplomas. A picture gallery of the event can be found here. The HGD’s current events thread can be found here.

Sheikha Mozah to participate in Alliance Forum on April 6

  April 5, 2009 at 10:45 am by

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HH Sheikha Mozah Nasser al-Misnad, member of the High Level Group of the UN Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC), will participate in the Second Forum of the Alliance in Istanbul on April 6. The alliance’s broad mission is to advance intercultural understanding. “HH Sheikha Mozah is committed since she was invited to serve at the UNAOC High Level Group in 2005, to enhance the role of Qatar in support of the … Continue reading

Willem-Alexander and Máxima attend Premiere

  April 5, 2009 at 5:44 am by

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The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima attended the premiere of the theatre production ‘MAPENZI Tamu’ (‘Sweet Love’) at the RAI Theatre in Amsterdam last night. The production is an initative of the AMREF Flying Doctors, of which the Prince is patron. The cast is compiled of former Kenyan street children, all of whom come from Nairobi. ‘MAPENZI Tamu’ shows how that even in a country where teenage pregnancy and … Continue reading

Mary’s Saturday of Fun

  April 5, 2009 at 5:24 am by

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Saturday April 4th was a fun-filled day for Crown Princess Mary, as she undertook two engagements in different cities. Mary’s first engagement was the acceptance of a donation for the Christmas Seal Foundation (Julemærkefonden). As patron of the foundation, Mary accepted the 250,000DKK collected in 2008 to go towards the Christmas Seal Homes for children, the four in Denmark currently deal with obesity. The Christmas Seal Foundation has been raising … Continue reading

Jordan’s King to visit Slovakia on Tuesday

  April 4, 2009 at 2:51 am by

King Abdullah II of Jordan

King Abdullah II of Jordan will begin on Tuesday a one-day official visit to Slovakia at the invitation of President Ivan Gasparovic, reported the Slovak President’s Office on Friday. On his visit, The King will meet Gasparovic, Premier Robert Fico and Parliamentary Chairman Pavol Paska. This is the first visit for King Abdullah to Slovakia. King Abdullah’s 1-day official visit to Slovakia thread can be found here

Princess Eugenie Lights Up in Sydney

  April 3, 2009 at 11:44 pm by

Princess Eugenie in Sydney

Princess Eugenie of York is apparently finding it harder to quit smoking than she thought it would be. The young princess was seen lighting up as she wandered the shops of Sydney this week. The princess is on her gap year after earning top grades in her classes. She is on vacation in Australia with a group of friends, looking just like any other student on break, except for her … Continue reading

Saudi King and President Obama meet in London

  April 3, 2009 at 8:36 pm by

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Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and US President Barack Obama held talks on Thursday on the sidelines of a G-20 summit. Reuters reports that the two leaders”reaffirmed the long-standing, strong relationship between the two countries” and they also talked about “international cooperation regarding the global economy, regional political and security issues, and cooperation against terrorism,” the White House said, according to Reuters.

AMADE, Fight Aids Monaco Agreement

  April 3, 2009 at 2:55 pm by

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HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover and her sister HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco, in their roles as President of AMADE and Fight Aids Monaco respectively, renewed the 2008 agreement between the organizations to assist AIDS orphans in Burundi. The signing took place during the 46th Annual AMADE Assembly in Monaco which took place April 2 and 3 and included a benefit dinner in the Empire Room of the Hotel de … Continue reading

Easter Vacations in Sikkilsdalen

  April 3, 2009 at 11:34 am by

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Today the easter vacations of the Norwegian Royal Family started. King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon with Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, as well as Märtha Louise with her husband Ari Behn and their children Maud Angelica, Leah Isadora and Emma Tallulah were pictured at the Oslo main station where they took a train to Sikkilsdalen where the Family is going to spend easter. The King and … Continue reading

Princess Mabel opens “Movies that Matter” Film Festival

  April 3, 2009 at 12:59 am by

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Last night, Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau (in her position as director of The Elders) officially opened Amnesty International’s “Movies that Matter” film festival in The Hague. Accompanied by her husband, Queen Beatrix’s middle son Prince Friso, Mabel stated, “Movies can of course play an important role in connecting us beyond our own borders and in inspiring change. That is what Movies That Matter is all about – explaining big issues … Continue reading

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