Countess Alexandra in UNICEF Charity Auction

  September 14, 2009 at 11:27 am by

Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg

Countess Alexandra of Frederiksborg, the former wife of Prince Joachim, will be selling two of her most ‘delicious’ bags, one by Burberry and one by Versace, on to benefit UNICEF. Other participating in the celebrity auction include Crown Princess Mary’s stylist Anja Camilla Alajdi and Marianne Dulong. Going on sale on October 5th, the starting price is DKK0, but it is hoped that plenty of money will be raised … Continue reading

Willem-Alexander & Máxima Conclude NY400 Visit

  September 14, 2009 at 5:55 am by

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TRH the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima have concluded their week-long visit to New York City, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage aboard the Half Moon which discovered the city. After their incredibly busy Tuesday and Wednesday schedules, Thursday was a relatively quiet day for the royal couple. The pair had seperate meetings on water management and micro-finance, the Prince and Princess’ pet areas respectively, … Continue reading

Honorary Doctorate for Princess Benedikte

  September 14, 2009 at 2:11 am by

Princess Benedikte at the ceremony in South Korea

HRH Princess Benedikte, the Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, has recently completed an official visit to South Korea, which begun early last week. On Wednesday September 9th, Princess Benedikte was awarded an honorary doctorate in literature from the Seoul Women’s University at a ceremony presided over by the University’s president, Rhee Kwang-ja. The Princess was awarded the doctorate due to her work with young women, and promoting their education. Princess Benedikte is … Continue reading

Prince Edward Visits Afghanistan

  September 12, 2009 at 10:54 pm by

The Earl of Wessex

Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex arrived in the Helmand province of Afghanistan last Tuesday. On Wednesday, he met with soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, the Rifles, according to an article from Monsters and The prince is the Royal Colonel of the battalion. The 2nd Battalion has been in Afghanistan for five months. They are working closely with the Afghan police force and army, and are expected to be … Continue reading

Lord Frederick Windsor marries Sophie Winkleman

  September 12, 2009 at 10:07 pm by

Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor on their wedding day

Lord Frederick Windsor, the son of the Queen’s cousin Prince Michael of Kent, was married today to actress Sophie Winkleman. The wedding took place at the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace, with a reception in the palace’s Great Hall. Princess Eugenie was the only senior royal attending the ceremony, but most of the extended Kent family were present, including the Duchess of Kent, who is rarely seen in public. … Continue reading

Jordan’s King & Queen hosts iftar banquet for government officials

  September 12, 2009 at 4:34 pm by

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Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania Abdullah of Jordan hosted an iftar banquet for government senior officials and diplomatic missions, and their wives, in Amman at the King Al Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center at the Dead Sea. The event was also attended by a few students. King Abdullah preformed Maghrib prayer with the guests.

King Mohammed VI Officially Opens Female Student House and Training Center

  September 12, 2009 at 11:50 am by

King Mohammed at the opening of the centre

Last Friday, King Mohammed VI celebrated the opening of a new female student house and training center in Marrakech. The new facility cost around 4.55 million dirhams. It was financed by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity and the MAMDA-MCMA Construction Foundation, according to an article in the Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse. Dar Attaliba, the student house, provides courses and accommodation for young women from poor rural areas. It was … Continue reading

100th Anniversary of the Birth of Prince Dom Pedro Henrique

  September 12, 2009 at 11:14 am by

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Tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of the birth of HIH Prince Dom Pedro Henrique d’Orleans-Bragança, the late Head of the Brazilian Imperial Family and titular Emperor of Brazil between 1921 and 1981. An Holy Mass in memoriam will be celebrated in the Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo da antiga Sé (the Old Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro) at 11. The Holy Mass is part of the “XX … Continue reading

A Baby Boy For Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor

  September 12, 2009 at 11:13 am by

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On Tuesday September 8, Lord Nicholas Windsor and his wife Paola welcomed the arrival of their second son. The baby boy was born at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. The couple also have a two year old son, Albert Louis Phillip Edward Windsor. The baby’s names have not been released yet, and many royal watchers are currently wondering if the Lord and Lady Nicholas will select traditional names for … Continue reading

Prince Joachim to take over Prince Henrik’s Job

  September 12, 2009 at 7:04 am by

The Order of the Elephant

It has been announced that on the 1st October Prince Joachim will take over as Chancellor of the Order of the Dannebrog and the Order of the Elephant from the Prince Consort, Prince Henrik. This means that Prince Joachim shall be responsible for overseeing the administrative side of the orders and for the signing of the orders’ certificates. Prince Joachim will, according to working secretary Henning Fode, be able to … Continue reading

Sheikha Hind meets wives of consular corps

  September 11, 2009 at 12:56 pm by

Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum

Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al-Maktoum, the wife of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, met at Za’abeel Palace the wives of consular corps in Dubai, businesswomen and wives of heads of government departments who came to congratulate her on the holy month of Ramadan. Sheikha Hind welcomed the guests and congratulated them on Ramadan, she also talked … Continue reading

Infanta Sofia of Spain starts Kindergarten

  September 11, 2009 at 6:48 am by

Infanta Sofia on her way to kindergarden

As they did with Leonor two years ago, today Prince Felipe and Princess Leticia took their youngest daughter, Sofia, to kindergarten. Today was not the first day that Sofia attends the day-care centre as she has been attending since September 3. Sofia will start her school life in the same kindergarten her sister attended, which is located at King’s Royal Guard Quarters in El Pardo, near Zarzuela Palace. The daughter … Continue reading

Prince of Orange & Princess Máxima’s First Two Days in NYC

  September 11, 2009 at 5:30 am by

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TRH The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands have landed in the United States of America for an official visit to mark the 400th anniversary of the Hudson Voyage (and to attend the wedding of Bernardo Guillermo over the weekend), and the first stop was the USS Intrepid, where the Prince and Princess were greeted by Mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg, and the US Secretary of State, … Continue reading

Princess Victoria travels to Greece for Exhibition Opening

  September 11, 2009 at 2:57 am by

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After spending three days in Belgium for the opening of an exhibition with the Belgian Crown Prince and Princess, HRH Crown Princess Victoria has moved on to the Mediterranean. Her first stop has been Athens, Greece, for the opening of the new Acropolis Museum and the opening of Swedish Design Exhibition. It was in Athens yesterday that the Crown Princess was welcomed by Greek President Karolos Papoulias at the entrance … Continue reading

Berlin Wins 2009 Prince of Asturias Prize for Concord

  September 10, 2009 at 8:05 pm by

The Brandenburg Tor in Berlin

The last of eight 2009 Prince of Asturias Awards was announced today in Oviedo by D. Vicente Álvarez Areces, President of the Jury. It goes to the city of Berlin, capital of Germany, which this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. “The Berlin Wall, symbol of Europe’s reunification of Germany, was for decades the worldwide representation of the Cold War.” With this statement … Continue reading

King Abdullah meets Maktoob Founders

  September 10, 2009 at 9:38 am by

King Abdullah II of Jordan

His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan met with the founders of, Samih Toukan and Hussam Khoury on Wednesday. The King congratulated them on their recent sale of their company to US Internet giant Yahoo!. During the meeting, King Abdullah expressed his happines and pride in the two men’s accomplishment, which King Abdullah said reflects on the development of the IT sector in Jordan, he also conferred the Al Hussein … Continue reading

Philippe, Mathilde & Victoria open exhibition

  September 10, 2009 at 8:25 am by

Princess Victoria (L) and Princess Mathilde (R) at the exhibition

Yesterday, 09 Sept., Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden officially opened the exhibition, “It’s our Earth 2. From Kyoto to Copenhagen” at Tour & Taxis in Brussels. This is the new edition of the exhibition “It’s our Earth”, which focused on sustainable energy and development. Because of the great demand, the original exhibition was reopened, under the new name and with new emphasis … Continue reading

Qatari Crown Prince hosts Iftar Banquet

  September 9, 2009 at 6:11 pm by

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar, hosted an Iftar banquet for high ranking leaders and senior officers of the armed force and police on the the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. Iftar is when muslims break their fast, which is not eating from the start of sunrise to sunset. The banquet was attended by HH Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani, the personal representative of HH … Continue reading

Princess Letizia’s Royal Style Featured in Time Magazine

  September 9, 2009 at 4:56 pm by

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Princess Letizia has hit a high note fashion-wise. Earlier this year, the princess was named to Vanity Fair magazine’s Best Dressed List for 2009, where she came in at number 2. However, Vanity Fair isn’t the only non fashion-focused magazine to notice Letizia. The Times has recently featured her in an article that focuses on her fashions. Since the announcement of her engagement to Crown Prince Felipe of Spain in … Continue reading

King Mohammed VI Presides Over Ramadan Lectures

  September 9, 2009 at 4:45 pm by

King Mohammed VI of Morocco

King Mohammed VI chaired a lecture on the subject of faith and health last Tuesday. In Morocco, lectures on various topics related to Islam are given during the holy month of Ramadan. It has become a tradition that has been upheld by the Moroccan royal family, with the king presiding over the lectures. This year, King Mohammed’s presence at the lectures is even more special, due to the fact that … Continue reading

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