European Royalty Enjoy Keelboat Races in Monaco

  February 9, 2009 at 2:53 pm by

25th Primo Cup Keelboat Racing

To celebrate the 80th anniversery of the Dragon Class on the first weekend of the 25th Primo Cup keelboat racing, prince Albert II invited other royals like prince Henrik of Denmark, prince Serge of Yugoslavia and prince Charles of Bourbon-Two-Sicilies, duke of Castro. “A big thank you to the Yacht Club de Monaco for this initiative to celebrate 80 years of the Dragon, a series close to my heart, by … Continue reading

Royal Wedding Bells in Tbilisi

  February 9, 2009 at 1:09 pm by

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02/08/2009 Royalists in Georgia rejoice as two branches of the dynasty that once ruled Georgia are joining forces by the marriage of Prince David Bagration-Mukhransky (32) and Princess Anna Bagration-Gruzinsky (31). The wedding was celebrated on February 8th, the day Georgia commemorates King David the Builder, who ruled from 1089 to 1125 and is considered Georgia’s greatest king. The couple married in Tbilisi’s Trinity Cathedral in front of 3000 guests … Continue reading

Willem-Alexander & Máxima Visit Antarctica

  February 9, 2009 at 2:59 am by

Willem-Alexander and Máxima in Antarctica

The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima are currently on an expedition to Antarctica, as part of the Dutch branch of International Polar Year. The expedition was planned by Dutch scientists after Queen Beatrix expressed an interest in knowing more about the effects of climate change on the globe, and in particular, the North and South Poles. Willem-Alexander and Máxima began their trip on February 4, when they flew to … Continue reading

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in Northern Ireland for One-Day Visit

  February 8, 2009 at 9:42 pm by

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in Northern Ireland

Last Tuesday, 3rd February, the royal couple have been in Northern Ireland for a visit. For many years, because of the difficult political situation and for security reasons, it was something special when someone from the government or from the royal family visited NI. Today the situation there is more relaxed and peaceful but the visit of Charles and Camilla every year is good for a headline in the media … Continue reading

The Duke of Edinburgh Back in Action at Sandringham

  February 8, 2009 at 8:01 pm by

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, 8 Feb 2009

After two weeks of speculation about the state of his health, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh made his first public appearance this weekend since injuring his back in a carriage driving accident. He accompanied his wife, HM The Queen, to a Sunday morning church service at St. Mary Magdalen’s near Sandringham House, and walked unaided from the car to the steps of the church. He was also photographed this weekend … Continue reading

Princess of Hanover Solo Visit to Niger

  February 8, 2009 at 6:21 pm by

Princess Caroline in Niger

Between February 5th and 7th, Princess Caroline of Hanover and Monaco paid a visit to Niger to vist the projects of her patronage, AMADE (Association Mondiale Des Amis De L’enfance). AMADE was founded in 1963 by the late Princess Grace of Monaco as an organization to direct her personal efforts to help children in need.  Her Royal Highness of Hanover was elected to the chairmanship in 1993 and has undertaken … Continue reading

Visit to Finnmark

  February 8, 2009 at 5:20 am by

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The Crown Prince Couple of Norway paid a visit to Kautokeino and Karasjok on February 5-6. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit start their official tour of Finnmark in Kautokeino, northern Norway, 05 February 2008. The temperature hit below 25 degrees centigrade. The CP Couple was invited to have a little sledge tour. When the Crown Prince was to sit in the reindeer sledge in Ardni-siidaen, the reindeer was … Continue reading

February 2009 Newsletter: The 1900s

  February 7, 2009 at 8:14 pm by

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February’s newsletter focuses on the world events of the 1900′s. Many events occurred during this time that would shape the future of the world in the coming decades. We hope that you enjoy this month’s newsletter. Lady Jennifer, Kimebear, LadyLeana and Zonk Administrative Notes Changes to the Team We would like to congratulate JessRulz who is now a Super Moderator at the forums. Congrats Jess! Questions about The Royal Forums? … Continue reading

Accession of Elizabeth II (6 February 1952)

  February 7, 2009 at 3:23 am by

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February 6th marks the 57th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to her Throne. The Accession of The British Sovereign is a rare and detailed procedure.”The King is dead, long live The King” may summarise the process but it is only the tip of the iceberg. While there is no interregnum and the crown passes immediately to the Late Sovereign’s Successor, there is a series of events and protocols to … Continue reading

Death of George VI (6 February 1952)

  February 7, 2009 at 1:49 am by

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The death of King George VI came as something of a shock. While it was known that His Majesty was in poor health (he had half a lung removed the previous year as a result of cancer), it was not thought that his death was imminent. His Majesty had been seen a week earlier when he waved goodbye to The Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh as they departed … Continue reading

Italian President Visits Luxembourg

  February 5, 2009 at 1:27 pm by

The Hereditary Grand Duke with the Italian Presidential Couple

Giorgio Napolitano, the President of the Republic of Italy, paid a three-day State Visit to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg beginning on February 2. The President and his wife, Clio, were received by Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa upon their arrival to Luxembourg, before official photographs were taken at the Grand Ducal Palace. That evening, the customary gala banquet was held for the guests. Both the Grand … Continue reading

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

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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

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