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

Collage by TheTruth

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

Prince Laurent sends daughter to French school

  September 9, 2009 at 2:27 pm by

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Prince Laurent causes much controversy again in Belgium with his decision to send his 6-year old daughter Louise, who charmed the media this summer on the National Day, to a French state school. This action causes negative comments in whole of Belgium. Not only is the Princess apparently raised without learning Dutch in school, she is now also sent to a French school, not even a Belgian one. According to … Continue reading

Carl Gustaf & Haakon open National Parks

  September 9, 2009 at 1:24 pm by

The King (R) and Crown Prince Haakon (L) at the opening

Today Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and King Carl Gustaf of Sweden attended the opening of the Ytre Hvaler National Park and Kosterhavet National Park – the first under sea park in Scandinavia. The opening of the two national parks took place in Ballina, County Mayo in Hvaler (Norway) and Strömstad in Sweden. The Crown Prince of Norway sailed to Strömstad to attend the celebration for the opening of Koster … Continue reading

95th birthday of Princess Dona Maria d’Orleans-Bragança

  September 9, 2009 at 11:53 am by

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Today is the 95th birthday of Her Imperial Highness Princess Dona Maria d’Orleans-Bragança, the widow of Prince Dom Pedro Henrique d’Orleans-Bragança, Head of the Brazilian Imperial Family and Pretender to the Brazilian Throne between 1921 and 1981. She was born in Nymphenburg Castle, in Munich, Bavaria, on 9th September 1914, the second of the six child and first daughter of Prince Franz of Bavaria and his wife Princess Isabella, born … Continue reading

Abu Dhabi CP holds talks in the United States

  September 9, 2009 at 11:15 am by

United Arab Emirates Coat of Arms

HH Gen. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, arrived in Washington DC to hold talks with US President Barak Obama, senior White House advisers, cabinet secretaries, Congressional leaders as well as a few senior US government officials. Sheikh Mohammed met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and held talks on varioues subjects such as peaceful resolution … Continue reading

UAE President meets with Jordan’s King Abdullah

  September 8, 2009 at 2:32 pm by

United Arab Emirates Coat of Arms

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan held talks on Monday evening with King of Jordan His Majesty Abdullah II in Abu Dhabi. King Abdullah and his entourage were welcomed by Sheikh Khalifa. The two leaders discussed relations between the two countries and ways to bolster them in different fields in the best interest of the two countries, they also exchanged views on current worldwide situations. After the … Continue reading

Wedding of Hereditary Prince Christian zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich and Countess Christina Douglas

  September 8, 2009 at 7:55 am by

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Hereditary Prince Christian zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich and Countess Christina Douglas married in a religious ceremony in Lich on Saturday, 5 September 2009. They had previously married in a civil ceremony in Vienna on 13 December 2008. The 34-years-old groom is the eldest of the four children and heir of Fürst Philipp-Reinhard zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich and his wife Fürstin Marie, née Fouché d’Otrante. The bride, who is 2 years older then her husband, … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Invasion of NYC for Bernardo Guillermo’s Wedding

  September 8, 2009 at 4:23 am by

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New York City was invaded by the Oranje-Nassaus over the weekend for the wedding of Bernardo Guillermo and Eva Prinz-Valdes. Many members of the younger generation of the Dutch Royal Family arrived in New York late last week for the religious wedding ceremony which took place on Saturday September 5th. Bernardo and Eva married at the Our Lady of All Saints Church in Brooklyn on Saturday evening, with their five … Continue reading

Prince Hisahito celebrates his 3rd birthday

  September 7, 2009 at 8:42 am by

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Prince Hisahito, the third child and only son of Prince and Princess Akishino, turned three on September 6th. Hisahito is the first male child born to the Imperial Family in 41 years and currently holds third place in line to the Japanese Throne, after his uncle and father. Prince Hisahito has 2 older sisters, 17 years old Princess Mako and 14 years old Princess Kako. Pictures released on occasion of … Continue reading

Tongan Royals Attend Memorial for Ferry Victims

  September 7, 2009 at 3:25 am by

Crown Prince Tupouto’a Lavak of Tonga

Following some criticism of the Tongan King’s absence from the island kingdom, Crown Prince Tupouto’a Lavaka has called for closure in a speech at a memorial service for those who died when the ferry the Princess Ashika sank. During his speech he emphasised that whilst they had gathered to remember those who were lost, they must also celebrate the lives saved. Crown Prince Tupouto’a Lavaka called for the people of … Continue reading

Archduke Rudolph turns 90

  September 5, 2009 at 3:39 am by

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His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Rudolph of Austria turns 90 years old today. He was born in Nyon, in Switzerland, where his family was living in exile after the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, on 5th September 1919, the sixth child and fifth son of Emperor Karl I of Austria and his wife Empress Zita, born Princess of Bourbon-Parma. Archduke Rudolph married firstly in 1953 in New York Countess … Continue reading

Belgian Yacht Controversy Continues

  September 4, 2009 at 5:39 pm by

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The controversy surrounding the purchase of a new yacht by the Belgian King and Queen continues. Public opinion cries out injustice about this luxury expense in times of economic hardship, as this purchase shook up especially the southern part of the country. RTBF journalist Cristophe Deborsu, the same journalist who asked former Prime Minister Yves Leterme to sing the Brabançonne but got the Marseillaise in return, pulled another stunt interview. … Continue reading

President meets with UAE Ambassadors and Representatives

  September 4, 2009 at 4:52 pm by

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan met yesterday with UAE ambassadors and representatives of regional and international organisations who came to greet him on the Holy month of Ramadan. His Highness the president highlighted the importantance played by the country’s ambassadors in strengthening the UAE’s bonds with other nations and boosting the country’s image worldwide saying, “Since its establishment, the UAE has adopted a balanced and moderate … Continue reading

Duke of Kent Dedicates RNLI Memorial

  September 4, 2009 at 4:21 pm by

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The Duke of Kent recently participated in a ceremony to unveil and dedicate a new memorial created to honor the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) members who have lost their lives while trying to save the lives of others. During the ceremony at the RNLI headquarters in Poole, Dorset, the Duke of Kent unveiled the 4.5 meter-high memorial. It was designed by Sam Holland ARBS. It shows a person in … Continue reading

Haakon and Mette visited Rogaland

  September 4, 2009 at 2:12 pm by

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Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit visited Rogaland on the Royal yacht “Norge” from September 1st to 3rd. On their first day the couple visited Utsira and it’s lighthouse. Later the day they visited Siratun, the Vindafjordtunet Care Centre, the Vindafjord millennium site and the Ølen Sports Centre. In the evening they attended an official dinner. During the other two days the Royal payed a visit to Gjesdal. They were seen … Continue reading

Grand Duke and Sons in America

  September 4, 2009 at 2:45 am by

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Grand Duke Henri and sons Prince Felix, Prince Louis and Prince Sebastien were in the United States early in August on a private visit to witness the dedication of the Luxembourg-America cultural centre with Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and wife Jessica Doyle, along with various government officials from both Luxembourg and the USA. Following the ceremony, the Grand-Ducal family and Governor were given a private tour of the centre and … Continue reading

Prince Radu Duda drops bid for Presidency

  September 3, 2009 at 6:41 pm by

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Just days ago it emerged that the support ratings of Prince Radu’s presidential campaign hit double digits for the first time. That, however, was apparently not enough to keep the husband of Crown Princess Margarita of Romania in fight for Cotroceni Palace: yesterday, Prince Radu announced that his campaign is over. The Prince said he was very sad to make the decision but had ‘hopes for the future’. He maintained … Continue reading

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