Jordan’s King Abdullah II Opens WEF 2013

  May 26, 2013 at 4:54 am by

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King Abdullah II opened on Saturday the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa which was held at the King Hussein Convention Center, in the Dead Sea. The ceremony was attended by the King’s wife, Queen Rania, and their son, Crown Prince Hussein, as well as royal family members, government officials and participants from all over the world. In his remarks to the audience during the opening … Continue reading

Willem-Alexander & Máxima Visit Luxembourg

  May 26, 2013 at 1:38 am by

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The King and Queen of the Netherlands paid an introductory visit to Luxembourg on Friday May 24th. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were greeted at the Luxembourg Findel Airport by Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, before the group travelled by car to the Grand Ducal Palace in the capital. Once at the Palace, the royal couples spent a few minutes greeting the crowds and posing for photos … Continue reading

Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse Has Died

  May 24, 2013 at 4:34 am by

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The Head of the House of Hesse, Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse, has passed away at the age of eighty-six. The Landgrave passed away in the afternoon of May 23rd, following a long-term lung illness. The news was confirmed by Mark Miller, the Director of the Hessian House Foundation. Landgrave Moritz was born on August 6th, 1926 at the Castle of Racconigi in Cuneo, Italy, as the eldest child of Philipp, … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth II Hosts Palace Garden Party

  May 23, 2013 at 11:03 am by

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London – May 22nd Queen Elizabeth II hosted a garden party on the grounds of Buckingham Palace yesterday. Also present to lend a hand were the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall brought umbrellas just incase the cloudy London weather changed. The Queen hosts a number of garden parties throughout the summer … Continue reading

Ninth Wedding Anniversary for Felipe and Letizia

  May 23, 2013 at 10:31 am by

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The Prince and Princess of Asturias celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary on May 22nd. Prince Felipe, the heir to the Spanish throne, married former television journalist Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano at a lavish wedding ceremony which was celebrated at the Cathedral of Santa María la Real de La Almudena in Madrid. The couple have two daughters: Infantas Leonor and Sofia. It was business as usual for the Prince and Princess despite … Continue reading

Count Christian of Rosenborg Has Died

  May 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm by

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Count Christian of Rosenborg, a first cousin of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, died in his sleep in the late hours of May 21st. The 70-year-old Count, who was born a Prince of Denmark as the youngest son of Hereditary Prince Knud, passed away just before midnight at the Gentofte Hospital with his family by his side. He had suffered from throat cancer for several years. Prince Christian of Denmark … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima: “Appeltjes van Oranje 2013″

  May 20, 2013 at 10:21 am by

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On Thursday May 16th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2013″ and “Oranje Fonds Kroonappels” awards ceremony at the Royal Palace.  Princess Beatrix was present too. The theme of the awards this year was “All Years count”, about what a group of people of different ages together can learn from each other. The winners of the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2013″ were: “Peeking at the neighbors, Southeast Care … Continue reading

Madeleine & Chris Celebrate Marriage Banns

  May 19, 2013 at 11:05 am by

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Ahead of their June 8 nuptials, Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill have celebrated their marriage banns in a service at the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The service was led by Chaplain Lars-Göran Lönnermark, the Pastor of the Royal Court Parish Michael Bjerkhagen, and Chaplain Staffan Eklund. Among the guests were the immediate families of the bridal couple, the Swedish Prime Minister and Speaker of Parliament, and close … Continue reading

Prince Nikolai Marks Confirmation

  May 18, 2013 at 9:06 am by

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Denmark’s Prince Nikolai today celebrated his confirmation into the Lutheran faith during a private ceremony at the Fredensborg Palace Church. Bishop Erik Norman Svendsen, the Royal Family’s confessor and personal priest, oversaw the confirmation of the eldest grandchild of Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik. Prince Nikolai’s immediate family were all present – his parents and stepparents, siblings, paternal grandparents, uncles and aunts and some cousins. His godparents – the Earl … Continue reading

Norwegian Royals Celebrate National Day

  May 17, 2013 at 10:37 am by

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Today, May 17th, 2013, the Royal Family celebrated National Day together with the Norwegian people. As every year, the Crown Princely Family greeted the children’s parade at the entrance of their home Skaugum in Asker in the early morning. Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Marius, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus were dressed in national costumes and as in previous years, the family dog Milly Kakao joined them, … Continue reading

No Title for Christopher O’Neill

  May 17, 2013 at 10:08 am by

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The Swedish Marshal of the Realm, Svante Lindqvist, today announced that Christopher O’Neill, the fiance of Princess Madeleine, will not be receiving a royal title upon his June 8 marriage, in accordance with both title requirements and his own wishes. Mr O’Neill intends to not apply for Swedish citizenship and also continue with his career following his marriage. As the royal family’s policy regarding who can be a member of the … Continue reading

Princess Charlene Wears A Cutout Dress

  May 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm by

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Princess Charlene of Monaco wore a cut out dress on May 10, 2013 while attending The White Feather Foundation Charity Ball 2013 at Ballet De Monte Carlo. Charlene wore a white structured dress that had a cutout on each shoulder, cut outs on the side of the waist see here that ran through the back see here. The dress is from Akris and featured on the designers Spring 2013 runway. Princess of Monaco … Continue reading

Spanish Royals Attend Pledge of Allegiance to Royal Guard Ceremony

  May 14, 2013 at 10:26 am by

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The Prince and Princess of Asturias, accompanied by Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, presided over the Pledge of Allegiance to the Royal Guard Ceremony at the El Pardo Palace on May 10th. Also present during this very solemn ceremony were the Spanish Minister of Defence and the only daughter of Infanta Pilar, Doña Simoneta Gómez-Acebo. The Prince of Asturias, who was dressed in full military uniform and wore the beret … Continue reading

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden Turns 34

  May 14, 2013 at 4:18 am by

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The ever popular Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Duke of Värmland celebrated his 34th birthday on the 13th of May. The Swedish Prince is the only son of Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. He was born in Stockholm on May 14th, 1979. The Prince who is currently third in the line of succession to the Swedish throne and has an older sister, Crown Princess … Continue reading

Vote in the April 2013 Picture of the Month Polls!

  May 13, 2013 at 4:36 am by

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Please vote in the April 2013 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Funny Royals. The polls will remain open until 31 May 2013. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

Queen Máxima in New York and Washington

  May 12, 2013 at 10:27 am by

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On Tuesday May 7th, Queen Máxima was at the UN headquarters in New York to meet the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, to discuss the issue of the inclusive finance. As part of her function as Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in the field of inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima attended the regular meeting of the international advisory board and she also had a … Continue reading

Dubai’s Ruler Launches His Second Book

  May 11, 2013 at 6:28 am by

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UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has authored his second book titled “Flashes of Inspiration”. The book illustrates ideas that was presented by Sheikh Mohammed at the Government Summit held in February 2013. Dubai’s ruler says about his new book, “a quick illumination on a variety of topics in leadership and management”. He also mentioned that he added a few more … Continue reading

Crown Prince Couple’s Official Visit to the US

  May 10, 2013 at 9:30 am by

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This week, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit have been on a trip to the United States (Texas and California) from May 5th to 9th, to promote Norwegian industry and Norwegian technology companies. They were accompanied by representatives of the government and Norwegian businesses. The Crown Prince Couple arrived in the afternoon of May 5th in Houston, where they were greeted with songs by children from Seamen’s Church in … Continue reading

Queen Noor Visits Azerbaijan

  May 10, 2013 at 8:49 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, the widow of the King Hussein, visited Azerbaijan on 6th May, 2013 to participate in the First South Caucasus Forum. The Queen attended an official reception hosted by the President of Azerbaijan in honor of the participants of the Forum. She was also received by the Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev, at the Presidential Palace in Baku. During the meeting they noted the significance of … Continue reading

Princess Elisabeth of Denmark Turns 78

  May 10, 2013 at 8:22 am by

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Princess Elisabeth of Denmark celebrated her 78th birthday on May 8th. The Princess is a lesser-known member of the Danish royal family, and a first cousin of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II. She is currently 12th in the line of succession to the Danish throne. Princess Elisabeth is unmarried and was born in 1935 in Copenhagen. Her parents were the late Hereditary Prince Knud and Hereditary Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark; … Continue reading

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