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.

Princess Diana Exhibition in Budapest

  February 20, 2009 at 1:31 am by

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Admirers of Princess Diana who happen to be traveling near Budapest, Hungary might be interested in visiting an exhibit of her mementos, which appear to be taken from the display at Althorp. Earl Spencer arranged the tribute to his sister. As he has done at Althorp, he has chosen to omit the controversial aspects of her life, concentrating on the positive and the items that people most want to see. … Continue reading

Caribbean Tour by the King and Queen of Spain

  February 19, 2009 at 7:24 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago

This week King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain are making State visits to Trinidad and Tobago and to Jamaica. The King and Queen began this week by travelling to Trinidad and Tobago. On their arrival at Port-of-Spain their Majesties were welcomed by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Patrick Manning, and later they met with Professor George Maxwell Richards, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, … Continue reading

Queen Paola attends ICMEC meeting in Cairo

  February 19, 2009 at 4:34 pm by

Queen Paola at the ICMEC meeting in Cairo

Invited by Mrs. Mubarak, Queen Paola of Belgium attended the meeting of the Honorary Board of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in Cairo on 19 February 2009. In her speech, the Queen emphasised that children all over the world are in need, but that the only way to help them is to mobilize the community. “Please save the innocence of our children”, she implored her audience. She … Continue reading

Princess Marie of Denmark Maternity Fashion Part 2: Vacations and Danish Events

  February 19, 2009 at 2:59 pm by

Princess Marie's Maternity Fashions

After their travels last fall, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie began to enjoy a busy holiday season in Denmark. On December 14, Princess Marie looked very chic in a chocolate brown dress at a ballet choreographed by Queen Margarethe. Marie showed her bump in a lovely plum-colored coat during a church service on Christmas Eve, and on Christmas Day, another lovely coat (photo 3). Marie looked every inch the princess … Continue reading

Princess Marie of Denmark Maternity Fashion Part 1: Royal Travels

  February 19, 2009 at 2:44 pm by

Princess Marie's maternity fashion

Since announcing her pregnancy in the fall of 2008, Princess Marie of Denmark has made several lovely appearances, showcasing not only her maternity style, but also her radiant, mother-to-be glow. Princess Marie has been very busy since the announcement of her pregnancy. In fact, not long making the announcement, Princess Marie began to travel. In November 2008, Marie made her first solo visit abroad as a Danish princess to Morocco. … Continue reading

“Matchmaker” to Beatrix and Claus Passed Away

  February 19, 2009 at 10:46 am by

The funeral of Count Caspar

The man who introduced Queen Beatrix to her future husband, Count Caspar von Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff, has passed away.   On new year’s eve 1962, crown princess Beatrix of the Netherlands first met Claus von Amsberg, who she would marry in 1966. Both Beatrix as Claus were related to the count, in Beatrix’s case through a sister of her paternal grandmother, Princess Armgard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, born Baroness of Sierstorpff-Cramm. The count also … Continue reading

King Abdullah in Bahrain for talks

  February 19, 2009 at 7:08 am by

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February 18, 2009 – His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan is in Bahrain to hold talks with King Hamad Ben Isa Al Khalifa. The two leaders held talks which discussed the need of launching effective and serious Palestinian-Israeli negotiations and to achieve Arab solidarity to reach a unified Arab position in the face of dangers and challenges threatening the nation. Later that evening, King Hamad held a dinner banquet in … Continue reading

Prince Andrew at Natural Gas Plant Opening

  February 18, 2009 at 8:41 pm by

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The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Russia was opened in Sakhalin today, February 18, 2009. Present at the opening ceremony were Britain’s Prince Andrew, Japan’s Prime Minister Taro Aso, Russia’s President Dmitry  Medvedev, and the Netherlands’ Economics Minister Maria van der Hoeven. The Duke of York is the U.K.’s Special Representative for International Trade and Investment. The LNG project was a collaboration between the Russia, the U.K., the … Continue reading

A Trend for the Big Scarf?

  February 18, 2009 at 7:49 pm by

Letizia's Scarves

In recent months Princess Letizia has been sporting a new fashion accessory, the scarf. image1 (10th Decmber 2008) Besides her favourite pair of platform shoes, Letizia is rarely without the big scarf either on official engagements or private outings. Renowned for her frequent recycling, Letizia has been using her favourite accessorise to customise and brighten up her wardrobe during the cold winter months. There seem to be two current favourites … Continue reading

The Humble Grand Duchess: The Last Grand Duchess by Ian Vorres

  February 18, 2009 at 4:01 pm by

Grand Duchess Olga looking pensive

Ian Vorres’s kind neighbour, a rather charming, little old lady, often invited him in to have a cup of tea. Soon he found out that she was Grand Duchess Olga, the sister of the last Russian Tsar. It was destiny… Vorres, a writer, persuaded her to let him write her biography. Grand Duchess Olga’s life was so dramatic that it remains interesting even though Vorres’s writing is rather straightforward and … Continue reading

Interview with Prince Joachim

  February 18, 2009 at 11:45 am by

Prince Joachim of Denmark

Denmark’s Prince Joachim has given an interview to Astma-Allergie, in which he discusses his own allergies and why a focus on allergies is important. He is patron of the Asthma-Allergy Foundation. The Prince is allergic to grass, birch and cats – and should, in theory, be allergic to horses and dogs, but he’s never had any problems. He told how he was very aware, and perhaps slightly worried, about the … Continue reading

HM Queen Elizabeth II Receives Two New Ambassadors

  February 18, 2009 at 9:45 am by

An official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen yesterday received two new Ambassadors to the United Kingdom from the Republic of Serbia and from Bosnia Herzegovina. As the Court Circular more formally referred to them, in diplomatic circles they are known as Ambassadors to the Court of St. James’. Diplomatic relations is a major ceremonial aspect of Her Majesty’s life. Letters of credence, letters of recall and the London Diplomatic List may seem far removed from … Continue reading

Frederik and Mary to Visit the United States

  February 18, 2009 at 5:56 am by

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Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will pay an official visit to the United States of America between March 21 and 29 this year. A new portrait of the couple was issued on the website of the Embassy of Denmark Washington website to mark the visit. The pair will begin their visit in Chicago, where they will attend an energy and climate conference and view Danish art … Continue reading

Queen Rania Appeals for Aid for UNRWA

  February 18, 2009 at 1:52 am by

Queen Rania

Queen Rania of Jordan has made a public appeal for aid for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which is in urgent need of funds to enable it to continue its work in Gaza. During an extraordinary meeting of the UNRWA Advisory Council in Amman, Jordan, the Queen, who is herself of Palestinian ancestry, referred to the agency as “a lifeline to the people of Gaza.” She encouraged … Continue reading

Empress Michiko of Japan Receives Hillary Clinton for tea

  February 18, 2009 at 1:35 am by

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As part of an Asian tour that will also take her to Indonesia, South Korea and China, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is presently visiting Japan. She arrived on Feb. 17, 2009 at the imperial palace in Tokyo. Empress Michiko of Japan was giving a tea party for her and welcomed Ms Clinton with cordiality. The aquaintance of the two ladies dates already back to 1996 when Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

Little Princess Aiko of Japan Smiles at her Father’s Return

  February 18, 2009 at 1:08 am by

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15 February 2009: With happy faces Crown Princess Masako of Japan and her daughter Aiko welcomed their husband and father Naruhito back home from his trip to Vietnam. On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties between the countries, the heir to the Japanese throne visited Hanoi, Hue, Quang Nam, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City and Tien Giang. While in Ho Chi Minh City, Prince … Continue reading

Princess Anne Opens Health and Riding Facilities

  February 17, 2009 at 11:53 pm by

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Princess Anne, the Princess Royal attended two openings today, February 17, 2009. The Princess Royal was at Dundee for the official opening of The Brae center. The center is the first riding school that caters specifically to the handicapped. Princess Anne, who is the patron of the Riding for the Disabled Association, and an accomplished horsewoman, is keen to support such facilities and services. She toured the £500,000 facility, which … Continue reading

Problems Crop Up with The Queen’s New Website

  February 17, 2009 at 9:58 pm by

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There are some glitches in the new website of HM The Queen and the British royal family. Users have complained that the dates for official engagements listed in the royal diary are often inaccurate and that the page is difficult to navigate. The site is also incompatible with systems like Linux, and it is not optimized for search engines like Google, which makes it difficult for potential visitors to find. … Continue reading

Pardon Likely for Australian Journalist Imprisoned for Insulting Thai Monarchy

  February 17, 2009 at 1:35 pm by

Verisimilitude - the book which caused all the trouble

Australian novelist Harry Nicolaides has been recommended for a royal pardon after being convicted in January under Thailand’s notorious lèse majesté laws. Nicolaides was sentenced to three years in prison on 19 January for allegedly insulting the Thai monarchy in a 2005 self-published novel, Verisimilitude, in which a fictional crown prince was mentioned. Thailand has lèse majesté laws which place strict limits on what may be said about the king … Continue reading

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