Prince Daniel of Sweden Turns 40

  September 16, 2013 at 2:29 am by

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Prince Daniel of Sweden, Duke of Västergötland turned 40 on September 15th. He was born at Örebro in Sweden and his full name is Olof Daniel Westling. He was christened at the nearby Almby church. Following his military service, he moved to Stockholm to pursue a career in sports and fitness. It was while working as a personal trainer that he met Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden in 2001 and … Continue reading

Queen Sofia’s Visit To New York

  September 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm by

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Queen Sofia of Spain paid a short visit to to New York City between September 9th and 10th. The ever popular Queen of Spain met with Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations at the UN HQ in New York City where they discussed a number of important issues, including the rights of disabled people. Later that day, Queen Sofia accepted the Franklin D. Roosevelt International Disability Rights … Continue reading

Letizia, Princess of Asturias Turns 41

  September 15, 2013 at 12:49 pm by

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Spain’s Princess of Asturias celebrates her 41st birthday on September 15th. Born Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano in Oviedo, Asturias in northern Spain in 1972. The family later moved to Madrid  where Letizia went onto persue a career in journalism. Letizia married Alonso Guerrero Pérez in a civil ceremony in August 1998, but this union ended in divorce a year later. Letizia then landed herself presenting jobs at CNN+ and later moved to Spain’s … Continue reading

Prince Harry Turns 29 Today

  September 15, 2013 at 7:30 am by

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Britain’s Prince Henry of Wales, better known as Prince Harry, turns 29 years old on September 15th. The Prince is the second son of Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. The Prince was born at St Mary’s Hospital in London on September 15th, 1984. He was baptised on the 21st of December 1984 at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle by the Archbishop of Canterbury with the … Continue reading

Prince Faisal & Princess Sara Have Divorced

  September 14, 2013 at 9:44 am by

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Princess Sara al-Faisal announced on her personal facebook page that she and husband, Prince Faisal bin al Hussein of Jordan, have divorced. Princess Sarah is Prince Faisal’s second wife, they married on May 24, 2010 in Amman, Jordan. The couple together have no children. Prince Faisal was previously married to Princess Alia Tabbaa and together they have four children.

Queen Maxima in Malaysia

  September 14, 2013 at 2:58 am by

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On Wednesday September 11th, Queen Maxima was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to attend the annual international policy forum of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI). The forum was held in Malaysia from September 10th to 12th. The theme of the forum this year was: “Driving policies for optimal impact”. In her speech, the Queen stressed all the “remarkable progress in financial inclusion.” The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) is a network of … Continue reading

William & Catherine On The Red Carpet

  September 13, 2013 at 2:44 am by

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Tusk Foundation gala dinner at The Royal Society in London on Thursday night. The awards were hosted by journalist Kate Silverton, which celebrated outstanding achievement in the field of African conservation. Prince William, who is patron of the Tusk charity, handed out two awards, a lifetime achievement honour called The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa and an award that recognises … Continue reading

Vote in the August 2013 Picture of the Month Polls!

  September 13, 2013 at 2:22 am by

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Please vote in the August 2013 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royal Summer Sports. The polls will remain open until 30 September 2013. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in Wavre

  September 13, 2013 at 1:32 am by

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde on Tuesday September 10th visited Wavre in the Province of Walonian-Brabant. At the arrival in Wavre, the Royal Couple were welcomed in the Town Hall by the Mayor Charles Michel and the Governor Marie-José Laloy. After signing the guestbook, the King and the Queen went to the streets of Wavre to take a walk and be greeted by the people. During the walk the Royal … Continue reading

Prince William Leaves The Air Force

  September 12, 2013 at 2:33 pm by

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It has been announced by Kensington Palace that the Duke of Cambridge has completed his duties as a search and rescue helicopter pilot with the RAF after seven and a half years. The Prince is considering public work and his decision will be made within the next 12 months. The Duke of Cambridge is now looking to expand his charity work also in the conservation and endangered species. Read the … Continue reading

Queen Paola of Belgium Turns 76

  September 12, 2013 at 12:20 pm by

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Queen Paola of Belgium turns 76 years old on September 11. Queen Paola is the wife of King Albert II of Belgium, who recently abdicated in favour of their eldest son, Philipe. Born Donna Paola Margherita Maria Antonia Consiglia Ruffo di Calabria in Italy in 1937, she is the youngest daughter of the Italian noble Prince & Princess Ruffo di Calabria. In 1958, she met the future King of Belgium … Continue reading

Doña Victoria Federica de Marichalar turns 13

  September 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm by

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Doña Victoria de Marichalar y Borbón turned 13 years old on September 9th. The only daughter of Infanta Elena and her former husband, Don Jaime de Marichalar, Victoria is the eldest granddaughter of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain. She is currently sixth in the line of succession to the Spanish Throne. Doña Victoria Federica has an older brother Don Felipe Juan Froilán de Marichalar y Borbón. … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander Receives IOC Honours

  September 11, 2013 at 6:15 am by

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On Saturday September 7th in Buenos Aires, King Willem-Alexander was appointed as an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). IOC President Jacques Rogge handed the King the gold Olympic Order during the 125th IOC Session. King Willem-Alexander was member of the IOC since 1998 and he resigned from his position as IOC member after his accession to the throne in April. The King will be replaced by Camiel Eurlings, … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien At Literacy Week Opening

  September 11, 2013 at 2:27 am by

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On Monday September 9th, Princess Laurentien opened the ninth Literacy Week in the Efteling theme park in Kaatsheuvel. The Princess was accompanied by Jet Bussemaker, Minister of Education, Culture and Science. During the ceremony the winners of the “National Literacy Awards” were announced. The winners of this years were Rian Visser, a children’s writer, and Jong010, the Rotterdam children’s newspaper. The Literacy Week takes place from 8 to 15 September. Activities … Continue reading

Sheikh Mohammed Tours Schools On First Day Back

  September 9, 2013 at 6:10 am by

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On the first day back at school, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai visited two schools in Dubai. During his visit to the schools, Sheikh Mohammed was welcomed by the students and teachers, toured the classes and spoke to students. Sheikh Mohammed did not only post images on Instagram and twitter but also tweeted: “Today I joined … Continue reading

King Abdullah II To Start A State Visit & Working Visit Next Week

  September 8, 2013 at 12:11 pm by

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Next week, His Majesty King Abdullah II will pay a state visit to China and then will head to New York on a working visit. In China, King Abdullah will hold talks with President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders on ongoing situations in the region and international issues. In New York, King Abdullah will lead a delegation to the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly. While attending the … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde’s Visits to the Provinces

  September 8, 2013 at 6:55 am by

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On Friday September 6th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their visits to the Provinces in Leuven, Province of Flemish-Brabant Having arrived in the morning, the Royal Couple were greeted by Governor Lodewijk De Witte and Mayor Louis Tobback at the Town Hall, where an official reception took place and where they met authorities of welfare, culture, business and sports. Then the King and the Queen went for a walk … Continue reading

Prince Andrew Was Mistaken For A Burglar

  September 8, 2013 at 5:41 am by

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Reports have surfaced that Prince Andrew was mistaken for a burglar in Buckingham Palace gardens on Wednesday evening. This comes two days after there was an actual break in, a man was arrested inside the palace in a major security breach. The 53 year old royal was stopped in the palace gardens by two armed security guards. A spokesman for Scotland Yard said, “The man was satisfactorily identified. No weapons … Continue reading

Spanish Royals in Buenos Aires

  September 6, 2013 at 6:44 am by

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Members of the Spanish Royal Family travelled to the Argenitian capital Buenos Aires this week to support Madrid’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. On September 2nd, Prince Felipe headed the Spanish delegation that arrived in Buenos Aires. On September 5th, he was joined by his wife, Princess Letizia, and aunt,Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz. On Thursday evening, both Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia were photographed together looking happy … Continue reading

Prince Joachim & Princess Marie Mark Flag Day

  September 6, 2013 at 1:27 am by

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Denmark’s fifth annual Flag Day commemorating the soldiers who have fought and fallen in conflicts abroad since World War II was held yesterday in the presence of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie. The couple attended several ceremonies held to mark the day, beginning with a wreath-laying at the Citadel in Copenhagen. Joachim and Marie laid a wreath bearing red and white ribbons emblazoned with their monograms at the base of … Continue reading

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