Crown Princess Mary’s Birthday Engagement

  February 5, 2009 at 1:21 pm by

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  Crown Princess Mary spent her 37th birthday attending the premiere of the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair’s CIFFKids Trend Show at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen. The visit saw Mary viewing the collections of several lines of clothing for children, and being sung ‘Happy Birthday’. However, the birthday greeting had to be sung a second time, as Mary was busy comforting the seven-year-old flower girl who had begun to cry … Continue reading

A Boy for Brazilian Princess

  February 1, 2009 at 2:14 pm by

Brazilian Imperial Standard

On 30 January the Brazilian princess Maria Pia of Orléans-Bragança and her husband Rodrigo Broglia Mendes became parents of a boy, who they named Pedro. The child was born in São Paulo. The couple married in 2001 and in 2004 their first child Antonio was born. Princess Maria Pia is a descendant of Brazil’s last emperor Pedro II. Princess Maria Pia is the eldest of the five children of prince … Continue reading

Countess Alexandra Opens New Set

  February 1, 2009 at 1:59 pm by

Countess Alexandra at the Børnekulturhuset Fyrtøjet

Countess Alexandra, as patron of Børnekulturhuset Fyrtøjet, opened its new set at the Children’s Culture House on Saturday. The 18th set design, this one has been inspired by the humourous fairytale about Block Hans. She arrived at 12:15 and was officially greeted by Mayor Jan Boye and Fyrtøjet’s Chairman Conny Stolberg-Rohr. She inaugurated the new set at 2:00, after the telling of the story of Block Hans. The event was … Continue reading

Sheikha Mozah Launches Fakhoora Fund

  February 1, 2009 at 3:44 am by

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HH Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser wife of the Emir of Qatar launched the Fakhoora fund on January 31,2009 which QR32.7m was raised through Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) towards the Al Fakhoora Fund. This is the first installment of donations that was raised through the emergency campaign by ROTA. The fund aims to support the victims of Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip and medical expenses of students who were … Continue reading

Working Birthday for the Prince of Asturias

  January 31, 2009 at 1:47 pm by

Prince Felipe in Yecla

Last January 30 the Prince and the Princess of Asturias visited the city of Yecla, a town in the northernmost part of Murcia. The Princes’ first stop was to preside over a working meeting of the Arema Association. After the meeting, Their Royal Highnesses signed the Honor Book of Yecla’s Furniture Fair, and the Arema Association presented them with gifts, including books about the town of Yecla and two gold … Continue reading

Denmark’s Crown Prince Couple Receive Donation for Humanitarian Fund

  January 31, 2009 at 6:21 am by

Prince Frederik and Princess Mary receive the stamp donation

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary accepted a donation for their humanitarian fund on January 27, from the sales of a Greenlandic charity stamp issued in 2006. The stamp was published by Post Greenland, who presented the Crown Prince Couple with a cheque for 250,000 Danish kroner. It is believed the money will go towards helping children in Greenland. For more information and pictures, visit this thread.

A Duchess, a Scarf and a Dog

  January 30, 2009 at 6:41 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall at the event

The Duchess of Cornwall is a great dog lover. She owns two Jack Russell terriers, Tosca and Rosie. On 29 January, Camilla visited The Metropolitan Police Dog Training Centre in Keston, London. There she met Gunnar, a 16-month-old German shepherd. It seems to be friendship at first sight between Gunnar and the high-profile guest. But then the dog wanted to get a royal souvenir and his choice was the smart … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Receives Donation for the Danish Demining Group

  January 30, 2009 at 3:11 am by

Princess Mary receives the donation for the Danish Refugee Council

As the patron of the Danish Refugee Council, Crown Princess Mary accepted a donation of 3.2 million Swedish Kroner on January 29th for the charity’s Danish Demining Group. The donation came from Postkodlotteriet, a Swedish lottery foundation. The money will go towards clearing mines in Sri Lanka. Mary has been patron of the Danish Refugee Council since 2005. To read more about Mary’s involvement with the Danish Refugee Council, and … Continue reading

Crown Prince Frederik Takes on New Patronage

  January 30, 2009 at 2:30 am by

Frederik in Afghanistan

Crown Prince Frederik was announced on January 29th as the royal patron of Soldaterlegatet; a new fund which will provide grants to Danish soldiers who have returned from missions abroad injured, or to the family members of those killed in combat. Frederik has taken great interest in those serving Denmark abroad, visiting Danish soldiers in Afghanistan last December; and cancelling a scheduled royal hunt in respect of the deaths of … Continue reading

Prince Nikolaos will not head AEK Football Team

  January 29, 2009 at 4:15 pm by

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Today the Greek Royal Family released a brief statement on their website in Greek denying that His Royal Highness Prince Nikolaos will be heading to Athens as the President of the AEK Football Team in February. The notice called the suggestions ‘unsubstantiated’ while noting that the Prince would like to see an early resolution for the team. AEK is reportedly having financial troubles and was looking for a sponsor when … Continue reading

Sainte-Dévote Events in Monaco

  January 28, 2009 at 12:18 am by

Albert II lights the boat on fire during the Saint-Dévote festivities

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II attended Monaco’s annual Sainte-Dévote events on January 26 and 27, 2009. Saint Dévote, Monaco’s patron Saint and special protector of the Sovereign Family was born in the 4th Century in Corsica. When she died, her body was ordered burned by the Romans to prevent veneration. According to legend, her body instead left Corsica on a boat bound for Africa and washed up on the … Continue reading

Prince Albert of Monaco Travels in Antarctica

  January 27, 2009 at 3:45 am by

Prince Albert's group in Antarctica

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco undertook his second polar trip in three years on January 5, 2009. The 20 day trip to Antarctica follows a 2006 trip to the North Pole and included visits to 26 different scientific outposts and meetings with scientists from 18 countries studying climate change. The busy Sovereign’s own environmental foundation and the Monaco government websites updated his His Serene Highness’ progress in … Continue reading

33rd International Circus Festival – Monte-Carlo

  January 26, 2009 at 9:16 pm by

Princess Stephanie attends the 33rd Circus Monte-Carlo Festival

The 33rd International Circus Festival Monte-Carlo concluded January 25, 2009 with awards presented by Her Serene Highness Princess Stephanie. The festival included more than 15 performances (one more than previous years) and included appearances by the Princess and her children. Although the family has often appeared together in years past, neither Prince Albert II or Princess Caroline were in Monaco to attend this year’s festivities. Princess Stephanie serves as President … Continue reading

Countess Alexandra Inaugurates the 2009 UNICEF-City

  January 26, 2009 at 1:54 pm by

Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg

Countess Alexandra has officially inaugurated Lynby-Tarbaek as the UNICEF-City of 2009, in her capacity as patron of the Danish Committee for UNICEF. She attended the New Years’ Concert, with Mayor Rolf Aagaard-Svendsen, where they unveiled the municipality’s logo as the UNICEF-City, appointed its Town Ambassadors, people who will help in various different ways to “make 2009 an unforgettable year in Lyngby-Tarbaek and listened to a speech by Alexandra to mark … Continue reading

Letizia and Cristina with Spanish Youth and Children

  January 24, 2009 at 2:52 pm by

Princess Letizia

On January 23, both Spanish Princesses had engagements with the Spanish youth and children. The Princess of Asturias visited the SOS Children’s Villages Spain. SOS Children´s Villages is an international organization dedicated to children’s rights since 1949. Their activities focus on children without parental care and children whose families are in difficult circumstances through their programs and facilities. This organization works in 132 countries all over the world. Meanwhile Infanta … Continue reading

Queen Sofia’s Co-operation Trips

  January 23, 2009 at 1:36 pm by

Sofia on the Co-Op Trip

It is usual to see the Queen of Spain in some of her well-known trips to the needy countries all over the world. This year, from 18 to 22 January, Her Majesty visited the Dominican Republic and Haiti. At her arrival in the Dominican Republic the Queen went to the Co-operation’s Technical Office, in which she saw the different projects of cooperation that will be visited in the successive days. … Continue reading

Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s Fifth Birthday

  January 22, 2009 at 4:30 am by

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On 21 January 2009 little Princess Ingrid Alexandra turned five years old. In honour of the occasion, the Royal Court has released photos of the Princess and her Family. They released two official pictures of Ingrid, in addition to a series of photographs of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess’ family, taken during their stay at Svalbard, Spitzbergen, June 2008. You can find many pictures and the video released by … Continue reading

Belgian Royals Ring in the New Year with Three Different Receptions

  January 22, 2009 at 1:14 am by

Belgian New Year Fashions

Queen Paola and Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium were an elegant duo during the first of the New Year’s receptions, on 13 January 2009 at the Royal Palace in Brussels. The two ladies looked very chic in dark colors (photo 1, photo 2, photo 3 – ANP). During the second of the receptions, on 15 January 2009, Crown Princess Mathilde looked resplendent in a red coat-dress and dragon-fly brooch (photo … Continue reading

Christening of Emma Tallulah Behn

  January 21, 2009 at 3:52 am by

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The christening of Emma Tallulah Behn, the youngest daughter of Princess Martha Louise, took place on January 20th 2009. Emma’s godparents were her grandmother Marianne Solberg Behn, who carried her to the christening font, HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Alexia, Christian Udnæss, Carl Christian Christensen, Anbjørg Sætre Håtun and Sigvart Dagsland. Emma Tallulah was wearing a traditional christening dress made by Princess Ingeborg. Reverendt Gunnar Næsheim baptised the 5th Grandchild … Continue reading

New Year’s Waka Poetry Reading Ceremony

  January 17, 2009 at 12:16 am by

The Imperial Family at the Waka readings

On 15 January the annual New Year’s waka poetry reading ceremony (utakai hajime) took place at the Imperial Palace in the presence of Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito, and other members of the Imperial family. Although Crown Princess Masako, who has been suffering from adjustment disorder, submitted a poem, she did not attend. Waka is an ancient form of poetry. The poems have five lines consisting of 31 … Continue reading

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