Diana’s Letters To Remain Unpublished

  February 20, 2009 at 7:08 pm by

Diana, Princess of Wales

In 1993, the entertainment world battened down the hatches and prepared for the bitchiest onslaught in recent times as the Kenneth Williams Diaries were published, followed by the publication of his private correspondance to friends and fans. Even those who thought they’d be praised were suprised; Michael Parkinson was taken aback to find he’d been branded a “North country nit.” A similar wave of dread must have passed over the … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary completes Home Guard Training

  February 20, 2009 at 6:46 am by

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Continuing and completing her training with the Danish Home Guard between February 17 and 19, Crown Princess Mary has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the Home Guard. She is now attached to the staff of Total Defence Region Copenhagen. Mary began her basic Home Guard training in January 2008, and continued with NGO training that November. She undertook a further officiers course this year between January 19 … Continue reading

Foreign Press Tab: Spanish royals featured on ABC News’ website

  February 20, 2009 at 6:36 am by

Spanish Coat of Arms

In a rare news event, one of the largest news agencies in the United States has written an article on the Spanish royal family and published it on their website. In ABCNews.com’s Travel section, Sonia Gallego “introduces” the “glamorous and popular” Borbón family in her article “Meet Spain’s Young Royals.” The article was published online last January. Not that there’s anything ground-breaking and revealing about this article, though. Despite running … Continue reading

Twelve Foundations Managed from Noordeinde Palace

  February 20, 2009 at 6:17 am by

Noordeinde Palace

Twelve foundations and trusts are listed on the adress Noordeinde 68, the asdress of Noordeinde Palace in the Hague. This was written in a letter by prime minister Mr. Dr. J. P. Balkenende to the second chamber of parliament.   Parliament asked for an overview after controversies arose about an article in the Volkskrant about the money of princess Christina, youngest sister of queen Beatrix. Her money is on a … Continue reading

King Abdullah of Jordan in Saudi Arabia

  February 20, 2009 at 5:37 am by

The Two Kings

February 19, 2009 – Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdelaziz meet with Jordan King Abdullah in Riyadh to discussed ways to address current challenges in the region that would best serve joint Arab interests. During the meeting the two leaders discussed the importance of international and Arab efforts to launch serious and effective negotiations to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state solution and in pursuance of the … Continue reading

An Investiture at Buckingham Palace

  February 20, 2009 at 4:58 am by

Queen Elizabeth II performing a knighting

Wednesday saw The Queen hold one of her favourite ceremonies: An investiture. The form has remained the same since at least the 1910s and is a delightful morning affair. The ceremony allows those who have received honours form the Crown to have them bestowed by the Sovereign of the Order, following the announcement of the honour in either the New Years list in January or The Queen’s Birthday Honours in … Continue reading

King Carl XVI Gustaf in Thailand

  February 20, 2009 at 1:44 am by

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King Carl XVI Gustaf has returned home following a three day visit, between February 17 and 19, to Thailand to attend the Baden-Powell Followship’s event. The event was on the February 17; and the following day, the King officially launched a new scout group at a school in Pattaya for visually impaired children. Carl XVI Gustaf presented the new scouts with scout neckerchiefs, as member of several Swedish scouting organisations.

Princess Diana Exhibition in Budapest

  February 20, 2009 at 1:31 am by

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Admirers of Princess Diana who happen to be traveling near Budapest, Hungary might be interested in visiting an exhibit of her mementos, which appear to be taken from the display at Althorp. Earl Spencer arranged the tribute to his sister. As he has done at Althorp, he has chosen to omit the controversial aspects of her life, concentrating on the positive and the items that people most want to see. … Continue reading

Caribbean Tour by the King and Queen of Spain

  February 19, 2009 at 7:24 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago

This week King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain are making State visits to Trinidad and Tobago and to Jamaica. The King and Queen began this week by travelling to Trinidad and Tobago. On their arrival at Port-of-Spain their Majesties were welcomed by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Patrick Manning, and later they met with Professor George Maxwell Richards, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, … Continue reading

Queen Paola attends ICMEC meeting in Cairo

  February 19, 2009 at 4:34 pm by

Queen Paola at the ICMEC meeting in Cairo

Invited by Mrs. Mubarak, Queen Paola of Belgium attended the meeting of the Honorary Board of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in Cairo on 19 February 2009. In her speech, the Queen emphasised that children all over the world are in need, but that the only way to help them is to mobilize the community. “Please save the innocence of our children”, she implored her audience. She … Continue reading

Princess Marie of Denmark Maternity Fashion Part 2: Vacations and Danish Events

  February 19, 2009 at 2:59 pm by

Princess Marie's Maternity Fashions

After their travels last fall, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie began to enjoy a busy holiday season in Denmark. On December 14, Princess Marie looked very chic in a chocolate brown dress at a ballet choreographed by Queen Margarethe. Marie showed her bump in a lovely plum-colored coat during a church service on Christmas Eve, and on Christmas Day, another lovely coat (photo 3). Marie looked every inch the princess … Continue reading

Princess Marie of Denmark Maternity Fashion Part 1: Royal Travels

  February 19, 2009 at 2:44 pm by

Princess Marie's maternity fashion

Since announcing her pregnancy in the fall of 2008, Princess Marie of Denmark has made several lovely appearances, showcasing not only her maternity style, but also her radiant, mother-to-be glow. Princess Marie has been very busy since the announcement of her pregnancy. In fact, not long making the announcement, Princess Marie began to travel. In November 2008, Marie made her first solo visit abroad as a Danish princess to Morocco. … Continue reading

“Matchmaker” to Beatrix and Claus Passed Away

  February 19, 2009 at 10:46 am by

The funeral of Count Caspar

The man who introduced Queen Beatrix to her future husband, Count Caspar von Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff, has passed away.   On new year’s eve 1962, crown princess Beatrix of the Netherlands first met Claus von Amsberg, who she would marry in 1966. Both Beatrix as Claus were related to the count, in Beatrix’s case through a sister of her paternal grandmother, Princess Armgard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, born Baroness of Sierstorpff-Cramm. The count also … Continue reading

King Abdullah in Bahrain for talks

  February 19, 2009 at 7:08 am by

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February 18, 2009 – His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan is in Bahrain to hold talks with King Hamad Ben Isa Al Khalifa. The two leaders held talks which discussed the need of launching effective and serious Palestinian-Israeli negotiations and to achieve Arab solidarity to reach a unified Arab position in the face of dangers and challenges threatening the nation. Later that evening, King Hamad held a dinner banquet in … Continue reading

Prince Andrew at Natural Gas Plant Opening

  February 18, 2009 at 8:41 pm by

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The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Russia was opened in Sakhalin today, February 18, 2009. Present at the opening ceremony were Britain’s Prince Andrew, Japan’s Prime Minister Taro Aso, Russia’s President Dmitry  Medvedev, and the Netherlands’ Economics Minister Maria van der Hoeven. The Duke of York is the U.K.’s Special Representative for International Trade and Investment. The LNG project was a collaboration between the Russia, the U.K., the … Continue reading

A Trend for the Big Scarf?

  February 18, 2009 at 7:49 pm by

Letizia's Scarves

In recent months Princess Letizia has been sporting a new fashion accessory, the scarf. image1 (10th Decmber 2008) Besides her favourite pair of platform shoes, Letizia is rarely without the big scarf either on official engagements or private outings. Renowned for her frequent recycling, Letizia has been using her favourite accessorise to customise and brighten up her wardrobe during the cold winter months. There seem to be two current favourites … Continue reading

The Humble Grand Duchess: The Last Grand Duchess by Ian Vorres

  February 18, 2009 at 4:01 pm by

Grand Duchess Olga looking pensive

Ian Vorres’s kind neighbour, a rather charming, little old lady, often invited him in to have a cup of tea. Soon he found out that she was Grand Duchess Olga, the sister of the last Russian Tsar. It was destiny… Vorres, a writer, persuaded her to let him write her biography. Grand Duchess Olga’s life was so dramatic that it remains interesting even though Vorres’s writing is rather straightforward and … Continue reading

Interview with Prince Joachim

  February 18, 2009 at 11:45 am by

Prince Joachim of Denmark

Denmark’s Prince Joachim has given an interview to Astma-Allergie, in which he discusses his own allergies and why a focus on allergies is important. He is patron of the Asthma-Allergy Foundation. The Prince is allergic to grass, birch and cats – and should, in theory, be allergic to horses and dogs, but he’s never had any problems. He told how he was very aware, and perhaps slightly worried, about the … Continue reading

HM Queen Elizabeth II Receives Two New Ambassadors

  February 18, 2009 at 9:45 am by

An official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen yesterday received two new Ambassadors to the United Kingdom from the Republic of Serbia and from Bosnia Herzegovina. As the Court Circular more formally referred to them, in diplomatic circles they are known as Ambassadors to the Court of St. James’. Diplomatic relations is a major ceremonial aspect of Her Majesty’s life. Letters of credence, letters of recall and the London Diplomatic List may seem far removed from … Continue reading

Frederik and Mary to Visit the United States

  February 18, 2009 at 5:56 am by

From the TRF Avatar Gallery

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will pay an official visit to the United States of America between March 21 and 29 this year. A new portrait of the couple was issued on the website of the Embassy of Denmark Washington website to mark the visit. The pair will begin their visit in Chicago, where they will attend an energy and climate conference and view Danish art … Continue reading

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