Dutch Official Visit to Brazil – Last Day

  November 28, 2012 at 10:14 pm by

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The last day of the official visit was on November 23. Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima, along with the Dutch trade delegation, visited the headquarters of Petrobras in Rio de Janeiro. Petrobras is one of the largest Brazilian oil companies in the world. During the visit, an agreement was signed with Atradius Dutch State Business, a trade credit insurer. Later the Crown Prince Couple attended a seminar where … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos Undergoes Successful Hip Surgery

  November 27, 2012 at 1:35 am by

Spain's King Juan Carlos

King Juan Carlos I of Spain is currently in recovery following a successful operation on his left hip which took place on Friday November 23rd at the San Jose Hospital in Madrid. Queen Sofia and the Prince of Asturias both paid a visit to the King on Friday evening. A hospital press report stated that the condition of His Majesty was “very positive”, it is believed that the 74 year … Continue reading

Dutch Official Visit To Brazil – Days Three and Four

  November 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm by

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The third day of the official visit to Brazil started with a separate agenda for the Crown Prince Couple. In the morning, the Prince went to the “Waste to Waste” exhibition about waste management, where he signed an agreement on cooperation between the NL Agency and the Environment Agency of the State of São Paulo. Then the Prince went to the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (Fiesp) … Continue reading

Alwaleed Receives Honorary Medal

  November 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm by

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Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, chairman of the Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), was awarded the Medal of Honour of Myanmar President’s, Thein Sein. The awards ceremony was held at the Government House in Burma. The medal received was Prince Alwaleed’s 66th honorary medal. Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel, Vice Chairwoman and Secretary General of Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, attended the awards ceremony. The Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation-Global has made several … Continue reading

Dutch Official Visit to Brazil – Days One and Two

  November 22, 2012 at 1:02 am by

The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima attend a economic delegation meeting in Sao Paulo; 20-11-2012

On Monday November 19, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Máxima started a five-day official visit to Brazil that will end on November 23. The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima are accompanied by Mrs Lilianne Ploumen, the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. On the first day, the Crown Prince Couple had various meetings with Brazilian Ministers and also they met Mrs Gleisi Hoffmann, the Chief of … Continue reading

Monaco’s National Day 2012

  November 20, 2012 at 11:03 am by

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert on the balcony during National Day; 19-11-2012

November 19th, 2012 – Monte Carlo Members of Monaco’s Princely Family attended mass at the Cathedral of St Nicholas in Monaco to celebrate the Principality’s National Day yesterday. Attending the traditional Mass and Te Deum this year were Prince Albert II, Princess Charléne, Princess Caroline, Princess Stéphanie, Andrea, Charlotte and Pierre Casiraghi, Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy and her daughter Melanie. The guest of honour this year was Hans Adam II, … Continue reading

Spanish Royal Family Host Latin American Leaders in Cadiz

  November 20, 2012 at 10:56 am by

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November 16th, 2012 – Cadiz On Friday November 16th, King Juan Carlos I hosted the heads of state from Portugal and many Latin American countries at the XXII Ibero-American Summit in the city of Cadiz. The king began the day with a series of pre-summit meetings with the President of Colombia and the President of Ecuador; he later hosted a noon luncheon for the Mexican President, which was also attended … Continue reading

Prince Friso in State of “Minimal Consciousness”

  November 19, 2012 at 11:20 am by

HRH Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau - 1 February 2008

The Dutch Government Information Service has today released a statement regarding the current state of Prince Friso. The RVD said that Prince Friso, who has been in a coma since a skiing accident in February, has recently begun showing signs of minimal consciousness. This state is one of four states of consciousness which inhibit consciousness. In this stage, the patient may respond briefly to stimuli – ie. a smile – … Continue reading

Thousands Gather for King Zog of Albania’s Re-Burial

  November 19, 2012 at 10:37 am by

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Over 3,000 Albanians turned out on Saturday to pay their final respects to the late King Zog I of Albania, whose remains were re-buried with state honours after their repatriation from France. They arrived in the international airport of the Albanian capital, Tirana, where they were greeted by family members and officials, including Prince Leka (the King’s grandson) and his fiancée. The King was interred in a newly built Royal … Continue reading

Successful Surgery For Saudi King

  November 19, 2012 at 9:57 am by

King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz

The Royal Saudi Court announced in a statement that King Abdullah has undergone a successful back surgery at the National Guard’s King Abdulaziz Hospital, in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. This is the fourth back operation that the Saudi monarch has undergone since 2010. In 2012, the 87-year old King underwent two surgeries, one for a slipped disk and a blood clot pressing on nerves, the second was stabilize … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos to Have Left Hip Surgery

  November 18, 2012 at 6:00 am by

Spain's King Juan Carlos

November 17th, 2012 It has been announced that King Juan Carlos will undergo left hip surgery next week. The 74-year-old Spanish Monarch, who is currently hosting a gathering of Latin American Leaders in Cadiz, appeared supporting himself with two crutches. It is believed that the surgery will greatly benefit the mobility of the aging King, who has had a string of health issues of late. In April, the King had … Continue reading

Monaco Against Autism Gala Night

  November 18, 2012 at 5:30 am by

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November 14, 2012 – Monte Carlo The Prince and Princess of Monaco hosted the Monaco Against Autism Gala Night in Monte Carlo. Also in attendance from Monaco was Albert’s cousin, Ann-Elisabeth de Massy, and her daughter, Melanie. The guest of honour was Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz who was accompanied by her son, Don Bruno Gómez-Acebo and his wife Barbara. Also from Spain came Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza and … Continue reading

Historical Royal of November: Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine

  November 16, 2012 at 3:00 am by

Grand Duchess Elizaveta Feodorovna of Russia

November’s spotlighted royal is Her Grand Ducal Highness Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, who became Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Elizaveta Feodorovna of Russia upon marriage in 1884. Princess Elisabeth was born on November 1st, 1864 in Hesse, the second child of the future Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom. She had an older sister, Princess Victoria, with five more siblings … Continue reading

Victoria Attends World Diabetes Day Charity Auction

  November 15, 2012 at 10:47 pm by

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Crown Princess Victoria last night attended a charity auction at the Berns  to raise funds on World Diabetes Day. The money raised from the auction will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, of which the Crown Princess is patron. Wearing a black dress from Malene Birger, Victoria presented the Johnny Ludvigsson prize to Professor Olli Simell, from Turku University, and Professor Per-Ola Carlsson, from Uppsala University. The prize is awarded … Continue reading

Infanta Alicia Turned 95

  November 15, 2012 at 9:20 pm by

Infanta Alicia

On November 13th, Infanta Alicia, Dowager Duchess of Calabria and Countess of Caserta celebrated her 95th birthday. A maternal aunt-in-law of King Juan Carlos, Infanta Alicia is the oldest member of the extended Spanish Royal Family. Born Princess Alicia of Princess of Bourbon-Parma in Vienna in 1917, she was the daughter of Prince Elio of Bourbon-Parma and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria. In April 1936, she married Infante Alfonso de … Continue reading

Royal Anniversary: Death of Anne of France

  November 15, 2012 at 10:16 am by

Anne of France

November 14th, 1522 This month, I’ve chosen Anne of France as my historical royal of the month. This French Princess was born the eldest daughter of Louis XI and Charlotte of Savoy in April 1461 and went onto become one of the most powerful European figures in the late 15th century. Anne is also known as Anne de Beaujeu as in November 1473, she married Pierre de Bourbon, Lord of … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Present Erasmus Prize 2012

  November 15, 2012 at 9:05 am by

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Queen Beatrix, the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima were yesterday present at the awards ceremony of the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation, of which the Prince of Orange is patron. The awards ceremony took place at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. During the ceremony, Prince Willem-Alexander presented this year’s prize to Daniel Dennett, an American philosopher who specialises in the philosophy of the mind, science and biology in the field of … Continue reading

Willem-Alexander & Maxima: One Day Visit to Istanbul

  November 13, 2012 at 10:47 am by

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On November 10, the Prince of Orange and Princess Maxima were in Turkey to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the beginning of the cultural and economic relations between the Netherlands and Turkey. The Crown Prince Couple was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans. The Prince and the Princess attended several events through the day, beginning with a visit to the “Dutch-Turkish Brainport Innovation and Career” seminar at … Continue reading

The Remembrance Day: The Queen Leads Tributes to War Dead

  November 12, 2012 at 11:03 am by

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On November 11, Britain fell to remember its war dead at services across the country as the Queen led the nation in honouring the fallen. As the first stroke of 11am sounded, the country observed a traditional two-minute silence in honour of all those who had given their lives for their country and the Queen in all conflicts since World War One. The Queen laid the first wreath at the … Continue reading

Royal Anniversary: Birth of Princess Grace of Monaco

  November 12, 2012 at 9:57 am by

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November 12th, 1929 The iconic Grace Kelly was born on November 12th, 1929 in Philadelphia. Her father was the Irish-American John B. Kelly, Sr, who was also known as ‘Jack’, and her mother Margaret Katherine Majer, who was of German decent. The young Grace Kelly had a strict Roman Catholic upbringing with her siblings – Margaret, John and Lizanne. Prior to her marriage into the Princely Family of Monaco, Grace … Continue reading

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