20th Wedding Anniversary of Prince Kyrill and Rosario Nadal

  September 15, 2009 at 6:58 pm by

Prince and Princess Preslav

Kyrill, Prince of Preslav married Doña Maria del Rosario Nadal in Palma de Mallorca on September 15, 1989. The wedding took place in Almudania’s Saint Anne Chapel: some 400 guests were invited to the wedding but only 125 could be present during the religious ceremony because of the Chapel’s small size. The guests included the entire Bulgarian Royal Family, the King and Queen of Spain, Infantas Elena and Cristina, the … Continue reading

Opening of the Swedish Parliament 2009

  September 15, 2009 at 4:35 pm by

Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf arrive for the opening of parliament

Today the Royal Family of Sweden attended the annual opening of the House of the Parliament in Stockholm. It was opened shorty after two o’clock in the afternoon. The men attended the opening in dark suits and ties, the women in dark dresses and hats. The Royal woman are always dressed in dark colours, in an intentional homage to the old court dress, which was worn until 1974 and was … Continue reading

Emperor Akihito takes his grandson for a little sea excursion

  September 15, 2009 at 4:18 pm by

The Japanese Imperial Seal

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko invited Princess Kiko and little Prince Hisahito to join them for a little sea excursion near the Imperial Villa in the town of Hayama, south of Tokyo. The Imperial Family took a small boat they rowed themselves for the excursion; the boat had been used by Emperor Showa for his research of sea creatures. After they returned, the family proudly watched as 3-years-old Prince Hisahito … Continue reading

Crown Prince Alexander lays wreath at the Monument of Unknown Hero

  September 15, 2009 at 3:49 pm by

Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia

On September 15, Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia laid a wreath at a Monument of Unknown Hero on Avala Mountain near Belgrade on the 91st anniversary of the breach of the Thessaloniki Front in 1918. During the traditional ceremony and military parade organized by Association of the descendants of Serbian Soldiers, the Crown Prince said: “I sincerely believe that our generation has an obligation to make a better and more … Continue reading

Prince William Holds Breath – and Large Tarantula

  September 14, 2009 at 8:11 pm by

Prince William holding Sarah at the Darwin Centre opening

Prince William showed enthusiasm today as he opened the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum. He did, however, seem less than enthusiastic when asked to hold a large, hairy tarantula just before the official opening. The arachnid, an eight-inch wide Mexican Red Kneed named Sarah, was being shown to children at the Attenborough Studio when its minders politely asked the Prince if he would like to hold her. “Ooh, … Continue reading

The Ambassador Princess

  September 14, 2009 at 7:53 pm by

Chrifa Lalla Joumala Alouin

Chrifa Lalla Joumala Alouin, cousin of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, joined the diplomatic circle when she was appointed by the King in January 2009 as the Moroccan Ambassador to the UK and Northern Ireland. Lalla Joumala was born in 1962. She first studied at a French-speaking school in Morocco, then went on to study politics and history at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Growing up … Continue reading

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 trendsales.dk 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 Critics.com. 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

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