Queen Sofia’s Co-operation Trips

  January 23, 2009 at 1:36 pm by

Sofia on the Co-Op Trip

It is usual to see the Queen of Spain in some of her well-known trips to the needy countries all over the world. This year, from 18 to 22 January, Her Majesty visited the Dominican Republic and Haiti. At her arrival in the Dominican Republic the Queen went to the Co-operation’s Technical Office, in which she saw the different projects of cooperation that will be visited in the successive days. … Continue reading

Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s Fifth Birthday

  January 22, 2009 at 4:30 am by

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On 21 January 2009 little Princess Ingrid Alexandra turned five years old. In honour of the occasion, the Royal Court has released photos of the Princess and her Family. They released two official pictures of Ingrid, in addition to a series of photographs of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess’ family, taken during their stay at Svalbard, Spitzbergen, June 2008. You can find many pictures and the video released by … Continue reading

Belgian Royals Ring in the New Year with Three Different Receptions

  January 22, 2009 at 1:14 am by

Belgian New Year Fashions

Queen Paola and Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium were an elegant duo during the first of the New Year’s receptions, on 13 January 2009 at the Royal Palace in Brussels. The two ladies looked very chic in dark colors (photo 1, photo 2, photo 3 – ANP). During the second of the receptions, on 15 January 2009, Crown Princess Mathilde looked resplendent in a red coat-dress and dragon-fly brooch (photo … Continue reading

Christening of Emma Tallulah Behn

  January 21, 2009 at 3:52 am by

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The christening of Emma Tallulah Behn, the youngest daughter of Princess Martha Louise, took place on January 20th 2009. Emma’s godparents were her grandmother Marianne Solberg Behn, who carried her to the christening font, HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Alexia, Christian Udnæss, Carl Christian Christensen, Anbjørg Sætre Håtun and Sigvart Dagsland. Emma Tallulah was wearing a traditional christening dress made by Princess Ingeborg. Reverendt Gunnar Næsheim baptised the 5th Grandchild … Continue reading

New Year’s Waka Poetry Reading Ceremony

  January 17, 2009 at 12:16 am by

The Imperial Family at the Waka readings

On 15 January the annual New Year’s waka poetry reading ceremony (utakai hajime) took place at the Imperial Palace in the presence of Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito, and other members of the Imperial family. Although Crown Princess Masako, who has been suffering from adjustment disorder, submitted a poem, she did not attend. Waka is an ancient form of poetry. The poems have five lines consisting of 31 … Continue reading

Danish New Year Fashions

  January 16, 2009 at 11:30 pm by

The Danish Royal Fashion at the New Year's Court

Queen Margrethe The Queen this year chose a recycled gold satin dress with red detailing (photo 1, photo 2). The dress was accessorised with a fur stole and regalia from the Crown Jewels collection (photo 3 – Danish Royal Watchers). Crown Princess Mary This year Mary chose to recycle a dress that had first been seen during her pre-wedding festivities and then later worn for a banquet in honour of … Continue reading

January 2009 Newsletter: The 1890s

  January 11, 2009 at 7:52 pm by

It is a new year and new beginnings. For 2009 we’ve decided to do something different for the newsletter. Starting with this month and concluding in December 2009 the newsletters will focus on decades (the 1890s through the 2000s). We will highlight major events (wars, coronations, jubilees), births, weddings and deaths. We hope that you enjoy these newsletters and maybe learn something that you never knew before. Lady Jennifer, Kimebear, … Continue reading

The World’s Palaces

  January 1, 2009 at 12:30 am by

To go alongside our Palace Profile series, you can find links to each of the profiles already published. The palaces, castles and residences are sorted by the country they are located in. Austria The Belvedere Palaces Schönbrunn Palace Belgium Royal Palace of Brussels Brazil Paço Imperial Brunei Istana Nurul Iman Denmark Fredensborg Palace Marselisborg Palace Egypt Abdeen Palace France Palace of Versailles Germany Charlottenburg Palace Marienburg Castle Neuschwanstein Castle Sanssouci … Continue reading

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