Earlier today, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume awarded Work Promotion 2008/2009 diplomas. The event took place at the Grand-Théâtre de la Ville, and Guillaume awarded the dilpomas to young master craftsmen and those who were awarded with the Work Promotion 2008/2009 diplomas. A picture gallery of the event can be found here. The HGD’s current events thread can be found here.
HH Sheikha Mozah Nasser al-Misnad, member of the High Level Group of the UN Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC), will participate in the Second Forum of the Alliance in Istanbul on April 6. The alliance’s broad mission is to advance intercultural understanding. “HH Sheikha Mozah is committed since she was invited to serve at the UNAOC High Level Group in 2005, to enhance the role of Qatar in support of the … Continue reading
The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima attended the premiere of the theatre production ‘MAPENZI Tamu’ (‘Sweet Love’) at the RAI Theatre in Amsterdam last night. The production is an initative of the AMREF Flying Doctors, of which the Prince is patron. The cast is compiled of former Kenyan street children, all of whom come from Nairobi. ‘MAPENZI Tamu’ shows how that even in a country where teenage pregnancy and … Continue reading
Saturday April 4th was a fun-filled day for Crown Princess Mary, as she undertook two engagements in different cities. Mary’s first engagement was the acceptance of a donation for the Christmas Seal Foundation (Julemærkefonden). As patron of the foundation, Mary accepted the 250,000DKK collected in 2008 to go towards the Christmas Seal Homes for children, the four in Denmark currently deal with obesity. The Christmas Seal Foundation has been raising … Continue reading
King Abdullah II of Jordan will begin on Tuesday a one-day official visit to Slovakia at the invitation of President Ivan Gasparovic, reported the Slovak President’s Office on Friday. On his visit, The King will meet Gasparovic, Premier Robert Fico and Parliamentary Chairman Pavol Paska. This is the first visit for King Abdullah to Slovakia. King Abdullah’s 1-day official visit to Slovakia thread can be found here
Princess Eugenie of York is apparently finding it harder to quit smoking than she thought it would be. The young princess was seen lighting up as she wandered the shops of Sydney this week. The princess is on her gap year after earning top grades in her classes. She is on vacation in Australia with a group of friends, looking just like any other student on break, except for her … Continue reading
Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and US President Barack Obama held talks on Thursday on the sidelines of a G-20 summit. Reuters reports that the two leaders”reaffirmed the long-standing, strong relationship between the two countries” and they also talked about “international cooperation regarding the global economy, regional political and security issues, and cooperation against terrorism,” the White House said, according to Reuters.
HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover and her sister HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco, in their roles as President of AMADE and Fight Aids Monaco respectively, renewed the 2008 agreement between the organizations to assist AIDS orphans in Burundi. The signing took place during the 46th Annual AMADE Assembly in Monaco which took place April 2 and 3 and included a benefit dinner in the Empire Room of the Hotel de … Continue reading
Today the easter vacations of the Norwegian Royal Family started. King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon with Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, as well as Märtha Louise with her husband Ari Behn and their children Maud Angelica, Leah Isadora and Emma Tallulah were pictured at the Oslo main station where they took a train to Sikkilsdalen where the Family is going to spend easter. The King and … Continue reading
Last night, Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau (in her position as director of The Elders) officially opened Amnesty International’s “Movies that Matter” film festival in The Hague. Accompanied by her husband, Queen Beatrix’s middle son Prince Friso, Mabel stated, “Movies can of course play an important role in connecting us beyond our own borders and in inspiring change. That is what Movies That Matter is all about – explaining big issues … Continue reading
The Danish Royal Family was out in force on Wednesday April 1st to help the Danish Home Guard celebrate their 60th anniversary. The eyes of royal-watchers were split between Crown Princess Mary in her military uniform and Princess Marie’s baby bump. After being promoted to lieutenant in the Home Guard in February, Denmark’s future Queen joined her fellow officiers of the Total Defence Region Copenhagen in the parade’s celebration. Also … Continue reading
“Who touched who first?” No, it’s not a transcript from Gary Glitter’s latest trial; it’s the question on everyone’s lips after Her Majesty The Queen and The First Lady of the United States of America enjoyed a little cuddle at Buck House last night. Though being briefed on Royal protocol, the Obamas seemed to prefer their own blend of modern friendliness and traditional etiquette and it obviously got the Royal … Continue reading
His Royal Highness Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark attended a dinner hosted by the editor of British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea on April 1. His Royal Highness, dressed in a dark blue suit and tie, attended with his longtime companion Tatiana Blatnik, which set off yet another firestorm of engagement suggestions. Vogue.com‘s noted that the dinner, in honor of Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini … Continue reading
Today Princess Letizia met with some of her former colleagues in the news industry who were promoting the humanitarian project “Drawn for Africa”. Journalists Miguel Ángel Oliver and Marta Reyero created this project some months ago; whose main goal is the promotion of cultural, economic and social development in Africa. The project has since encouraged more Spanish journalists to join the project. Among other initiatives, it promotes systems of housing … Continue reading
Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has decided to participate in the kentucy derby after two of his three-year-old colts dominated the UAE races. Regal Ransom and Desert Party who finished about 15 lengths ahead of their closest rivals in the US$2 million race are both owned by the sheikh’s powerful Godolphin Racing stable. The colts next race could be the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky … Continue reading
Yesterday, the King and Queen of Sweden had a busy day. First, the pair attended the inauguration of the Sweden-America Centre in Karlstad. At the centre, Carl Gustaf and Silvia viewed exhibits of American/Swedish newspapers and sculptures. The pair then moved to the University of Karlstad, where they attended a chemistry lecture at the Children’s University. More information and pictures of the pair’s busy day can be found here.
Earlier today, Princess Máxima of the Netherlands opened the Colourful Business Event in Rotterdam’s Ahoy Centre. The Colourful Business Event focuses on entrepreneurs with cultural backgrounds, women and those who are self-employed. The event’s theme was “Networking for Success”, as networking if one of the most important elements in an organisation’s success. During the day, various guest speakers and guests participated in a number of corporate presentations and classes. The … Continue reading
On March 31st, Queen Silvia attended the inauguration of a new website translation tool called ‘Spread the Sign‘. The website is an international dictionary of sign languages, where the user types in their desired word and a video showing the word in sign language comes on to the screen. The inauguration took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, as was also attended the Swedish Education Minister, Jan … Continue reading
HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh had a private meeting on Wednesday at Buckingham Palace with American President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The four met first in front of cameras at the Palace before having tea privately. As a gesture of goodwill, the couples exchanged gifts. The Obamas received a signed photo of The Queen and The Duke in a silver frame, a standard … Continue reading
Princess Astrid, Special Representative of the Roll Back Malaria programme of the UN, is on a week-long visit to Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar. Today, 1 April, the Princess left Saudi Arabia and moved on to the UAE. She started her visit in Abu Dhabi, with a visit to Minister of Health, Humaid Mohammed Obaid al Qattami, to discuss the UAE’s strategy in eradicating the disease. Princess Astrid praised the … Continue reading