New Zealand To Restore Titles

  March 8, 2009 at 9:40 pm by

Rt. Hon. John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, has announced the restoration of Knight and Dame titles, which were dropped by the previous Labour government in 2000. It was widely believed at the time that the replacement of these titles, which are linked to the British honours system, was a step down the road to eventual republicanism and separation from Britain. The Knight and Dame titles were replaced by the … Continue reading

The Duke of Edinburgh Visits Britain’s Oldest Floating Warship

  March 8, 2009 at 7:36 pm by

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh traveled to Hartlepool on March 6 to pay a visit to the HMS Trincomalee, the oldest floating warship in Britain. The Duke is the patron of the ship’s trust. The Duke’s visit was timed to coincide with the opening of a new exhibit on the three-masted ship, “Worlds of Trincomalee.” The HMS Trincomalee was finished in 1817 in Bombay, commissioned in 1812 by the Royal … Continue reading

Charles in Tory Charity Bungle

  March 8, 2009 at 1:03 pm by

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In an interview for the 2002 documentary series “Queen and Country”, Susan Crosland (wife of the late former Foreign Secretary) said of the Royal Family and politics, “One naturally assumes they would be Conservative”. Has Mrs Crosland hit on something we wonder? It’s no secret that the Queen Mother wasn’t keen on Tony Blair and the spats between the Queen and Lady Thatcher are fairly well documented but this recent … Continue reading

Mohammed Bin Rashid attends poetry evening

  March 8, 2009 at 10:10 am by

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended on Saturday the poetry evening that featured the recital of poems by Dubai’s Crown Prince, HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The poems of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed … Continue reading

Malaysian King & Queen to visit Vietnam

  March 8, 2009 at 9:51 am by

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Malaysian King Sultan Tuanku Mizan and Queen Tuanku Nur Zahirah will start a state visit to Vietnam starting March 12 -15, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The visit is being made by the invitation of Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet.

Website on Qaboos wins two awards

  March 8, 2009 at 9:41 am by

Sultan Qaboos of Oman

A website on Oman’s visionary leader, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, has won two prestigious awards at the Oman Web Awards 2008. Website designer Hamoud Mohd Alazri said about the award “We are very delighted to achieve this distinction in our maiden attempt and would like to dedicate this award to His Majesty in earnest sincerity.” The winner website is ..:: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said ::.., and … Continue reading

March 2009 Newsletter: The 1910s

  March 7, 2009 at 8:54 pm by

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March’s newsletter focuses on the world events of the 1910′s. This is the time of the Great War, which signals not only the beginning of “modern” times, but mostly the end of an era and certainly the end of reign for many a royal family. We hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter. We hope that you enjoy this month’s newsletter. Lady Jennifer, Kimebear, LadyLeana and Zonk Administrative Notes Changes to … Continue reading

Danish Crown Princely Family in Miami

  March 7, 2009 at 6:24 pm by

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Crown Prince Frederik is currently competing in the 2009 Acura Miami Grand Prix regatta in Miami, Florida. His family – Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella – joined him on the trip; arriving on the fourth of March for the competition. Frederik competes in Farr40 class sailing, on his boat Nanoq. The prince and his crew are currently 11th in the competition (out of twelve boats), with two … Continue reading

Imperial Couple and Commoners to Celebrate their Wedding Anniversary Together

  March 7, 2009 at 5:44 pm by

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According to their concept of an imperial family that “lives with the people, sharing their joys and sorrows”, Empress Akihito and Empress Michiko are going to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in April together with a hundred Japanese commoner couples who mark their golden wedding anniversary this year. There is certainly good reason for the imperial couple to celebrate this day as it marks their success in making the very … Continue reading

A boy for prince Aimone and princess Olga of Savoy-Aosta

  March 7, 2009 at 4:50 pm by

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Today prince Aimone of Savoy, duke of Puglie and princess Olga of Greece became the proud parents of a baby boy named Umberto. The boy is named after Italy’s last king, Umberto II. Prince Aimone and his father the duke of Aosta are involved in a dynastic dispute with the son of Umberto, prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy about who is the rightful claimant to the Italian throne. Prince Aimone … Continue reading

Princess Annette Opens Care & Housing Project

  March 7, 2009 at 4:22 pm by

Princess Annette in oosterhout

Today Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau returned to the town where she grew up, to open a housing & care complex for multible disabled children in Dorst (municipalty of Oosterhout). The princess, who rarely has public duties and lives a life out of the limelight in Amsterdam, was invited by Ton and Linda van der Veer, two inhabitants of Dorst. This couple took the initiative to start this small scale project … Continue reading

Pieter van Vollenhoven Attends Plane Crash Memorial

  March 7, 2009 at 4:20 pm by

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Prof. Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven, brother-in-law of queen Beatrix, attended the memorial service that was organized in a hangar in Schiphol-East for the victims of the plane crash with a plane of Turkish Airways, ten days ago. During this crash nine people lost their lives and 80 people got injured. Apart from Pieter van Vollenhoven the mayor of Haarlemmermeer, the Dutch ministers of Internal Affairs and Justice, the Turkish ambassador … Continue reading

Princess Beatrice Makes Film Debut in “The Young Victoria”

  March 7, 2009 at 12:25 pm by

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Sarah, Duchess of York and her two daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie attend the premiere of The Young Victoria this week, a new film that explores the early romance and marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The Duchess of York is one of the producers of the film, which stars Emily Blunt as Victoria and Rupert Friend as Albert. Princess Beatrice makes her film debut in the movie in … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Opens Hull Interchange

  March 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm by

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HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh visited Hull on March 5 to unveil a plaque at the new Paragon Interchange in the city. The royal couple arrived in Hull by Royal Train and participated in several events during their visit. They went on a walkabout in the city centre, met members of new Premier League team Hull City FC, and talked with Hull locals who experienced the … Continue reading

Willem-Alexander and Máxima Help End Dutch International Polar Year

  March 7, 2009 at 9:14 am by

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The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima yesterday attended the final event of the fourth International Polar Year in the Netherlands. The pair attended the ‘Pool Experience 2009′ event in Middelburg. The event was showcasing life in the polar regions and Dutch polar research. Willem-Alexander and Máxima were shown different sections of the exhibition, and were given small presentations by polar researchers on their work. This was after the pair … Continue reading

Haya to award winners at rugby finals

  March 7, 2009 at 6:04 am by

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Princess Haya will hand out the trophies in the finals of the first Ladies Rugby championship which is held in Dubai. The event is held Under the patronage and attendance of Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. 16 women team and 24 men’s team took part in the championship at … Continue reading

Carl Philip on Ice

  March 7, 2009 at 1:08 am by

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Prince Carl Philip was on the ice in Värmland earlier this week, but not in the way a regular person would. The Prince was test driving a Porsche and a BMW in preparation for this year’s Porsche Carrera Cup. Carl Philip participated in the Cup last year, and says that he has not set any goals for the race. But, of the ice driving? “It is really useful, and of … Continue reading

The Russians are coming…again

  March 7, 2009 at 12:33 am by

The Russian President and the Spanish King

The Russians are back in Spain with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev making his first state visit. The quick visit took place on March 2-3. President Medvedev was given military honors upon his arrival (photo) and, along with his wife Svetlana Medvedeva, were received by King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia, and the Prince and Princess of Asturias. The welcome was followed with a lunch at the Zarzuela Palace. March 2 was … Continue reading

The King’s Grace? Or Disgrace?

  March 6, 2009 at 9:26 pm by

The King's Grace cover

In her newest novel on the British Royals of the past, Anne Easter Smith chooses to delve into the theoretical existence of a bastard child of Edward IV, Grace, whom she chooses to tell the story of Perkin Warbeck, yet another theoretical child of Edward IV. Perkin Warbeck claimed to be Richard of Shrewsbury and was recognized as such by Margaret of Burgundy, sister to Edward IV, one of the … Continue reading

Royals Attend Princess Michael’s Book Presentation in Portugal

  March 6, 2009 at 6:38 pm by

Cover of The Serpent and the Moon

Princess Michael of Kent’s new book, The Serpent and the Moon, has had a presentation ceremony earlier this week in Portugal. The book was presented on March 3rd at the beautiful Palace of Fronteira, in Lisbon, and is now being published in Portugal by Civilização. It is a novel about the most famous love triangle in the French Court of the Renaissance, that of Henri II, Catherine de Medici and … Continue reading

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