Queen Rania awarded the Council of Europe’s North-South Prize

  March 17, 2009 at 3:36 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania on Monday received the Council of Europe’s (COE) North-South Prize in recognition of her concerted efforts to increase public awareness on global interdependence issues and foster inter-cultural dialogue between Eastern and Western cultures. Queen Rania gave a speech at the Portuguese parliament after beeing awarded the 2008 edition of the North-South Prize. The North-South Prize is awarded to those who contribute to the defense and promotion … Continue reading

Prince Felix attends Ladies Cup

  March 16, 2009 at 5:19 pm by

Prince Felix

On March 14th, Prince Felix attended the final of the Coupe de Luxembourg des dames (LaLux Ladies Cup). At the end of the game, Felix presented the winning team – Residence – with the trophy. The Prince attended the event as patron for the Luxembourg Basketball Federation. More information can be found in this thread.

Princess Eugenie’s Travel Plans Changed over Security Fears

  March 16, 2009 at 4:51 pm by

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HRH Princess Eugenie of York, who is currently taking a gap year after finishing at Marlborough College, has reportedly been forced to scrap plans for a South American trip because of fears for her security. Princess Eugenie, who has a personal royal protection officer, was in Mumbai days before gunmen targeted tourists there in 2008.  Her father, HRH The Duke of York, is apparently worried for his daughter’s continued safety … Continue reading

King and Queen of Jordan begin visit to Portugal

  March 16, 2009 at 1:45 pm by

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King Abdullah II and Queen Rania have arrived in the Portugal capital Lisbon on a two day official visit. King Abdullah and Queen Rania were received by Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva and first lady Maria Cavaco Silva at the Belem Presidential Palace for the welcome ceremony. After the welcome ceremony, King Abdullah and the Portuguese President held talks with King Abdullah saying The two countries wanted Israel and the … Continue reading

Abdullah and Rania in Morocco

  March 16, 2009 at 3:48 am by

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Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah arrived in Fez, Morocco on a working visit that will be followed by an official visit to Portugal. Their Majesties were were welcomed by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, who was accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and SAR Princess Lalla Salma at the international airport Fez Saiss. After the welcome ceremony at the airport, King Abdullah II … Continue reading

William & Harry’s Sound Relief Message to Disaster Victims

  March 16, 2009 at 12:21 am by

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The rain couldn’t keep the Melbournians away from the MCG on Saturday, likewise the SCG in Sydney; to attend the sold-out Sound Relief concert to benefit the victims of last month’s Victorian Black Saturday bushfires and the Queensland floods. And it wasn’t only the top-grade music line-up to receive rapturous applause: when Princes William and Harry appeared on the big screens in both venues via a pre-recorded video, the crowds … Continue reading

Prince Albert in Istanbul for Water Summit

  March 15, 2009 at 9:24 pm by

Prince Albert II

As previously announced, His Serene Highness the Prince of Monaco is scheduled to arrive in Istanbul for the Fifth Annual World Water Forum. While Monday’s visits will include several low key heads of state meetings, on Tuesday March 17 Prince Albert II will provide an hour long lecture entitled “Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation: Projects and Initiatives Within the Fields of Integrated and Sustainable Water Resource Management.” In preparation … Continue reading

New Article at The Royal Articles: Rosa Lewis

  March 15, 2009 at 6:46 pm by

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The Royal Articles has a new article, written by BeatrixFan, looking at the life of Rosa Lewis. The short description of the article is as follows: “Rosa Lewis is perhaps best known these days as the inspiration for the main character in the 1970s TV series “The Duchess of Duke Street.” She was a Victorian kitchen maid who became a world-renowned cook and the proprietor of the Cavendish Hotel on … Continue reading

Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince visits First SuperYacht Show

  March 15, 2009 at 5:00 am by

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On March 13, His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces visited Abu Dhabi Yacht Show (ADYS), which features a multi-million dollar flotilla of some of the world’s largest, and most spectacular SuperYachts. Berthed at the new marina zone at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the fleet of 21 SuperYachts, some of which rank … Continue reading

Haakon and Mette-Marit to visit Mexico

  March 15, 2009 at 4:55 am by

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Tomorrow Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and his wife Mette-Marit will start their 4-days visit to Mexico. A thread about this visit can be found here. The Crown Princely Couple will visit Mexico City and Veracruz. A Program (in Norwegian) can be found here. A program in English can be found here. The Norwegian ambassador in Mexico confirmed that the Police is worried about the high crime rates in parts … Continue reading

King and Queen of Jordan begin trip to Morocco and Portugal

  March 15, 2009 at 3:19 am by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Queen Rania will start today a working trip to the Kingdom of Morocco and then to Portugal. During their visit to Morocco, King Abdullah will hold talks with the Moroccan King Mohammad VI on joint cooperation ties, Mideast developments and efforts to achieve stability, security and peace in the region. On King Abdullah’s first official visit to Portugal which will take place on March … Continue reading

Exclusive interview with Prince Laurent

  March 14, 2009 at 5:01 pm by

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Prince Laurent, the enfant terrible of the Belgian Royal family, gave two student-journalists from the Katholieke Hogeschool Mechelen the scoop many of their professional colleagues have dreamed about for years: an exclusive, three-hour interview with the most colourful personality of the Belgian Royal family… In this interview, the Prince made a number of remarkable statements. He says he never really thought about being a prince, and that cars, money and … Continue reading

Princess Mathilde talks at women congress

  March 14, 2009 at 4:55 pm by

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Princess Mathilde talked at a Women’s Congress at the Flemish Parliament, organized by “Steunpunt Allochtone Meisjes en Vrouwen”, an organization which is dedicated to helping immigrant women to emancipate and participate in . In her speech, the princess said it was important to help women everywhere to become independent and emancipated – “Investing in the girls of today, is investing in the women of tomorrow”. The congress was widely attended … Continue reading

Where’s Victoria’s Engagement Ring?

  March 14, 2009 at 2:28 pm by

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Many royalty watchers started to wonder why Crown Princess Victoria didn’t wear her engagement ring during recent events. According to Swedish newspaper “Expressen” Victoria’s engagement ring was too big and is now being fixed. That’s why Victoria didn’t wear it at the gala dinner and at the icehockey match yesterday. Daniel Westling didn’t know the exact size of Victoria’s rings and the court jeweller Bohlin advised Daniel to buy the … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla To Meet Pope

  March 14, 2009 at 1:34 pm by

Pope Benedict XVI

It’s been announced that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are to meet with Pope Benedict on a visit to the Vatican this April. Before their audience, they’ll pay an official visit to Italy. It’s believed that Their Royal Highnesses will carry with them an invitation to the Pope to visit Great Britain though such an invitation was apparantly offered by Gordon Brown when he visited the … Continue reading

Austria’s Last Empress Died 20 Years Ago

  March 14, 2009 at 10:35 am by

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On 14 March 1989 Austria’s last empress died in Ziziers, Switzerland. She was born on 9 May 1892 in Pianore, Italy as Princess Zita Maria della Grazie Adelgonda Micaela Raffaela Gabriella Giuseppina Antonia Luisa Agnese of Bourbon-Parma, one of the 24 children of Roberto I, the last reigning Duke of Parma by his second wife Princess Antonia of Portugal. In 1911 she married Archduke Charles (Karl) of Austria, heir to … Continue reading

Princess Astrid continues to represent Roll Back Malaria Partnership

  March 14, 2009 at 6:18 am by

Roll Back Malaria

The Belgian Royal Family is proud to announce on their website that Princess Astrid, only daughter of King Albert II, will continue to be a Goodwill Ambassador for the Roll Back Malaria programme of the WHO, UNICEF and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Her term will be extended with another two years – so the Princess said herself last Friday. Her new term will begin at the end of … Continue reading

Princess Mathilde Visits Children’s Cancer Hospital

  March 14, 2009 at 3:44 am by

Princess Mathilde of Belgium

On Wednesday 11 March, Princess Mathilde visited the Children’s cancer department of the University Hospital in Ghent. The Princess talked to children and parents, and was visibly impressed with the courage of the children to face and fight the disease. In a video caption, provided by VRT on Friday 13 March, we can follow the conversation of the Princess with a young cancer patient and her parents. The princess was … Continue reading

Prince Albert II of Monaco is 51

  March 14, 2009 at 2:54 am by

Prince Albert II

No official celebrations for his birth are expected in Monaco until National Day, but the small country’s Sovereign is celebrating his 51st birthday today. Since he was photographed leaving Nice via private jet and his schedule notes no engagements until he is expected in Istanbul March 16, he is believed to be celebrating in private outside of Monaco. Official celebrations will take place in November. Much like the British Sovereign, … Continue reading

Grand Duke and Duchess in Esch-sur-Sure

  March 13, 2009 at 3:24 pm by

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The Grand Duke and Duchess paid a joint visit to the dam of Esch-sur-Sure, and then attended the academic session at the Cultural Center Heiderscheid. The visit was part of the festivities of the 50th anniversary of the Lac de la Haute-Sûre and the 10th anniversary of the Parc Naturel de la Haute. For more information, please see this thread

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