The Princess Royal visits Fire-Ravaged Towns in Victoria

  February 23, 2009 at 4:03 am by

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As Queen Elizabeth II’s representative, the Princess Royal today visited survivors of the Black Saturday bushfires in Wandong, north of Melbourne. Anne visited Wandong’s fire station, primary school and a relief centre where she spoke with those who lost their homes in the fires, along with the brave CFA firefighters who helped to extinguish the inferno. Following her visit to Wandong, Princess Anne was scheduled to visit one of the … Continue reading

President Opens Defence Show

  February 23, 2009 at 1:59 am by

Sheikh Khalifa

February 22, 2009 – UAE president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed opened the ninth International Defence Exhibition and Conference Idex 2009. Sheikh Khalifa was joined by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE. Attending the grand opening ceremony were also Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, Crown Princes and Deputies of Rulers. The launch event featured a fly-by performed by Emirati F-16 fighter jets, armoured … Continue reading

Countess Feodora of Rosenborg welcomes a Daughter

  February 23, 2009 at 1:20 am by

Danish Royal Family Coat of Arms

Countess Feodora of Rosenborg, the youngest daughter of Queen Margrethe’s first cousin Count Christian of Rosenborg, has introduced her three-week-old baby daughter to Danish magazine Billed Bladet. Little Caroline-Mathilde Margrethe Rønnow was born on February 1st via Caesarean section, and is Feodora’s first child with her second husband Morten Rønnow. Caroline-Mathilde is named after Feodora’s paternal grandmother, Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark. Feodora and Morten married on September 8th last year … Continue reading

Airmiles Andy Strikes Again

  February 23, 2009 at 12:44 am by

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York

What’s the difference between the Duke of York and a mango? A mango is flown thousands of miles and people actually want to see it when it gets there. Yes, Airmiles Andy is at it again with a little helicopter trip to open a bridge. Members of the Royal Family use helicopters a lot of course, but when their destination is only 70 miles away surely a car is the … Continue reading

Spanish King and Queen Visit Florida

  February 22, 2009 at 7:44 pm by

King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain

After their state visit to Jamaica King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia headed to Pensacola and Miami in Florida, USA. The visit started on February 18, when their Majesties attended the commemorative events marking the 450th anniversary of the founding of the Santa María settlement, the first Spanish settlement in the US, in Pensacola Bay by Tristán de Luna y Arellano. The next day, the King and Queen met with … Continue reading

Princess Anne Attends Memorial for Australian Bushfire Dead

  February 22, 2009 at 3:39 am by

The Princess Royal

Princess Anne today joined the mourners at a memorial service in Melbourne to honour the 209 people who died during the bushfires earlier this month. The Princess Royal was representing her mother Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, in commemorating the victims of the worst fires for many decades, which left tens of thousands of people homeless. The Princess read a message from the Queen during the service. The Princess, … Continue reading

Saudi crown prince in New York for tests

  February 22, 2009 at 3:33 am by

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Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz is in New York for medical tests according to the Saudi press agency. Prince Sultan, who is in his eighties, has been in Morocco for the past six weeks before heading to New York. In 2004, Prince Sultan had an operation to remove a cancerous growth from his stomach and in April 2008 he visited the Swiss city of Geneva for what were described as … Continue reading

Liechtenstein Prince Accused of Tax Evasion

  February 22, 2009 at 1:04 am by

Prince Maximilian and his wife, Princess Angela

Prince Maximilian (Max) of Liechtenstein, the second son of Ruling Prince Hans-Adam, has been accused by the German tax authorities of evading taxes on investment income while resident in Germany, where he has lived since 2001. It is alleged that the Prince owes taxes on income from a foundation set up by the Liechtenstein ruling family. Prince Max denies that he owes taxes to the German government but has pledged … Continue reading

Australian Journalist Pardoned in Thailand

  February 21, 2009 at 10:41 pm by

The Emblem of Thailand

The Australian journalist Harry Nicolaides, who was imprisoned last August and convicted last month under the strict lèse majesté laws in Thailand, has been pardoned by King Bhumibol according to his family. As mentioned in this blog entry, a pardon seemed likely once Nicolaides’ appeal of his sentence received the support of the Corrections Department. However, it was still possible that it would take several months for the appeal to … Continue reading

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh Make University Visit

  February 21, 2009 at 8:19 pm by

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HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh carried out a royal engagement at the Brentford Campus of Thames Valley University in Hounslow on February 20. The pair was on hand to open a new teaching facility for the university, which is renowned for its music programs and counts famous artists like Freddie Mercury, Pete Townshend, and Jay Kay among its alumni. The new facility will house, among other … Continue reading

Henry VIII Exhibit Contains Love Letter to Anne Boleyn

  February 21, 2009 at 5:31 pm by

Anne Boleyn

A new exhibit at the British Library beginning in April will feature a love letter from Henry VIII to his inamorata, Anne Boleyn. Never before exhibited, this letter has been hidden in the Vatican for centuries. Historians believe that the letter was stolen from Anne. The exhibit about Henry VIII is curated by Dr. David Starkey. Most Tudor fans will remember that Dr. Starkey wrote The Six Wives of Henry … Continue reading

Queen Mary’s Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

  February 21, 2009 at 5:21 pm by

Queen Mary wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

One of Queen Elizabeth’s favourite pieces of jewellery is the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara which is also referred to as “Granny’s Tiara”. It was a wedding gift to Elizabeth by her devoted grandmother Queen Mary in 1947 along with a number of other pieces. However the tiara had originally been given to Princess Mary of Teck (later Queen Mary) as a wedding present in 1893 by a … Continue reading

Princess Haya Joins Walkathon To Raise Awareness on Arthritis

  February 21, 2009 at 10:33 am by

Princess Haya during the 2009 walkathon

February 21, 2009 – HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE Ruler of Dubai joined almost 500 participants in the Emirates Arthritis Foundation’s (EAF) second annual walkathon in solidarity to raise public awareness on the disease. Princess Haya was dressed in a T-shirt and a cap with the foundation’s logo, walked with the participants at … Continue reading

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.

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