King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in Hasselt

  September 26, 2013 at 11:02 pm by

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On Tuesday September 24th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited Hasselt in the Province of Limbourg. The Royal Couple arrived at 11 o’clock and were welcomed by Governor Herman Reynders in the Provincial House where they signed the Golden Book. After being presented to deputies, mayors and 120 invited guests, the King and the Queen met a delegation of Ford workers who are losing their job following the closure of the … Continue reading

Princess Mary Names Container Ship

  September 25, 2013 at 11:20 pm by

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Crown Princess Mary today officially named the newest container ship of the A.P. Møller-Mærsk fleet. The event took place at Langelinie, in the presence of Crown Prince Frederik, the Danish Interior and Economy Minister, Margrethe Vestager, and Ane Maersk McKinney Uggla, at ten in the morning. “I name you ‘Majestic Maersk’. I wish you safe navigation. May you and your crew have successful activities in the oceans, for the benefit of your crew, your … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde in New York

  September 25, 2013 at 11:13 pm by

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Last week, Queen Mathilde was in New York to attend the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, “Architects for a Better World”. On September 18th, the Queen participated in a side event co-hosted by UNICEF and Global Compact Belgium with the theme ‘Children’s rights are everyone’s business’. “I am delighted to see that my country, Belgium, is a frontrunner in mobilising the business community on children’s rights”, she said in her … Continue reading

Prince Harry To Visit Australia

  September 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm by

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It has been confirmed that Prince Harry will be making an official visit to Australia at the beginning of October. The Prince will spend several days in Australia, attending several events in Sydney to mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Navy Fleet’s first entry into Sydney. One of the events will be viewing the International Fleet Review. Prince Harry first visited Australia in 2003, as part of his gap year. This … Continue reading

Princess Beatrix Breaks Cheekbone

  September 22, 2013 at 5:52 am by

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Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands has broken her cheekbone, the RVD (Government Information Service) announced today. The Princess underwent an operation to fix the break today. She will spend a few days recuperating in hospital, before returning to Huis ten Bosch Palace to recover. She suffered the break in a fall at her home, Huis ten Bosch.

Religious Wedding of Félix and Claire

  September 22, 2013 at 1:30 am by

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Prince Félix of Luxembourg and his bride, Claire Lademacher, were yesterday wed in a religious ceremony at the Basilique Sainte Marie-Madeleine in Saint-Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume. The Roman Catholic wedding mass was celebrated by the Archbishop of Luxembourg, Jean-Claude Hollerich; the Apostolic Nuncio of Guatemala, Archbishop Nicolas Thévenin; and the Bishop of Fréjus-Toulon, Dominique Rey. The couple chose to say their vows in two languages, French and German. Claire was stunning in a custom-made Elie Saab wedding gown, … Continue reading

Sheikha Mozah Receives The George Bush Award

  September 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm by

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Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser received the George Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service. Sheikha Mozah accepted the award in Washington DC by the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation on Thursday. The Award was presented to Sheikha Mozah by former President George Bush and Barbara Bush at the University of New England (UNE). The award was awarded to Her Highness for her “devoted promotion of peace and human … Continue reading

Dutch Introductory Visit To The Kingdom Of Spain

  September 21, 2013 at 4:18 am by

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands paid an introductory visit to the Kingdom of Spain on Wednesday September 18th. The Dutch King and Queen arrived for the one day visit at the Torrejon Air Base, where they were greeted by the Prince and Princess of Asturias. Their Majesties were accompanied by the Prince and Princess to the Zarzuela Palace outside Madrid, which is the residence of the King … Continue reading

More Surgery For King Juan Carlos Of Spain

  September 21, 2013 at 4:11 am by

King Juan Carlos salutes during the 2012 Pascua Militar; 06-01-2012

The Spanish Royal Court has announced yesterday that King Juan Carlos will have to undergo more surgery. The aging Spanish Monarch has developed an infection near his left hip and the King will need to have the joint surgically replaced for a second time. The date of the surgery has of yet to be announced. This latest surgery comes less than a year after the King had his left hip … Continue reading

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in Mons

  September 19, 2013 at 9:56 pm by

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On Tuesday September 17th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited Mons in the Province of Hainaut. Arriving in Mons at 11:00, the Royal Couple were welcomed at the Provincial Palace by the Mayor of Mons, Elio Di Rupo, the Governor of the Province of Hainaut, Tommy Leclercq and the Walloon Minister-President Rudy Demotte. At the Town Hall, the King and the Queen signed the Golden Book of the Province and … Continue reading

First Prinsjesdag with New Monarch

  September 19, 2013 at 4:21 am by

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The official opening of parliament was celebrated on Tuesday in the Netherlands, the first Prinsjesdag for the new monarch, Willem-Alexander. King Willem-Alexander was joined by his wife, Queen Máxima, and brother and sister-in-law, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, for his inaugural speech from the throne. The royal party made their way to the Ridderzaal in horse-drawn carriages through the streets of The Hague. The King’s speech, in which he discussed the … Continue reading

Swazi King Set To Wed Fifteenth Wife

  September 19, 2013 at 4:04 am by

King Mswati III of Swaziland

The King of Swaziland, Mswati III, has revealed his intentions to marry for the fifteenth time. “I can confirm that the King has introduced to the nation a new liphovela [royal fiancee],” Mr Timothy Mtetwa, the governor of Ludzidzini Palace, told media outlets earlier this week. The introduction is believed to have taken place over the weekend at a traditional Reed Dance celebration. The bride-to-be, who will become the King’s wife only once … Continue reading

Danes Welcome Vietnamese President

  September 18, 2013 at 11:03 pm by

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The Danish Royal Family today welcomed the President and First Lady of Vietnam to Copenhagen for a three-day state visit. President Truong Tan Sang and his wife, Mrs Mai Thi Hanh, were greeted upon arrival at Kastrup Airport by Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik, along with the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte. It seems that Princess Benedikte missed the memo to wear blue – … Continue reading

Prince Félix and Claire Lademacher Civilly Wed

  September 17, 2013 at 7:24 pm by

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Luxembourg’s Prince Félix today married his German-born fiancée, Claire Lademacher, in a civil ceremony in the bride’s hometown. Taking place at the Villa Rotschild in Königstein im Taunus, a town in the state of Hesse, the civil ceremony began at 12:30pm. Prior to this, the bridal couple and their immediate families arrived at the hotel and posed for photographers. The Lademacher family – Hartmut, Gabriele and Felix – arrived first, followed … Continue reading

Busy Agenda For Sheikha Mozah

  September 16, 2013 at 4:47 am by

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Its been a very quiet summer for Sheikha Mozah till September 10, 2013. On September 10 in Qatar, Sheikha Mozah meet with the Duke of York, who was visiting Qatar to attend the opening ceremony of London College. Later that day, Sheikha Mozah and the Duke of York officially inaugurated the University College of London. On September 12, Sheikha Mozah was in London, where she met with Mayor of London, … Continue reading

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.

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