Prince Salman Appointed Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

  June 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm by

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Following the funeral of the late Crown Prince Nayef Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has appointed his brother, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, as Crown Prince, deputy Premier and Minister of Defense. The new Crown Prince who is the second Saudi heir in less than a year, after the death of his brothers, the late former Crown Princes Sultan and Nayef, … Continue reading

Queen Beatrix Visits Turkey: June 13-15

  June 18, 2012 at 9:35 pm by

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To mark 400 years of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Turkey, Queen Beatrix was in Turkey for a two-day visit last week. On June 13 in the afternoon, the Queen arrived in Ankara and was welcomed at the airport by the Mayor of Ankara, Mr Melih Gokcek. At the Presidential Palace, Queen Beatrix was received in an audience with President Abdullah Gul and his wife, Hayrunnisa Gul. In the … Continue reading

Saudi Crown Prince Passes Away

  June 18, 2012 at 12:31 am by

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The Royal Saudi Court announced on Saturday the death of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, deputy premier and interior minister. The 79-year-old Saudi Crown Prince, who died in Geneva, left Saudi Arabia last month for scheduled medical check-ups abroad. His funeral prayer was be performed after the Sunday Maghreb (sunset) prayer at the Holy Mosque in Makkah, as the Saudi press agency reported. Prince Nayef was the … Continue reading

Belgian Economic Mission to Japan, Days Five and Six

  June 18, 2012 at 12:26 am by

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While the Princess Mathilde took a flight to come back in Belgium, Prince Philippe started his fifth day in Japan, on June 14, visiting the Panasonic Center, the multinational electronics corporation. At the Panasonic Headquarters in Osaka the Prince, along with Belgian Ministers, discovered the newest technologies of Panasonic, including the new 3D technology. Prince Philippe also attended the signing ceremony of the collaboration agreement between Panasonic and Imec, a … Continue reading

Closing Ceremony of the ‘Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia’

  June 17, 2012 at 11:59 pm by

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Madrid – June 12th, 2012 Her Majesty The Queen presided over the closing ceremony of the 2011/2012 School of Music Reina Sofia at the El Pardo Palace in Madrid on Tuesday June 12th. Queen Sofia was accompanied by Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria and Hernani and her husband Don Carlos Zurita, Duke of Soria and Hernani. The Queen arrived tenderly linking her blind sister-in-law by the arm and both royal … Continue reading

Belgian Economic Mission to Japan, Days Three and Four

  June 17, 2012 at 11:15 pm by

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On the third day of the Economic Mission to Japan, June 12, Crown Prince Philippe attended the inauguration of the collaboration between GSK Vaccines and Daiichi Sankyo Pharmaceutical at the Japan Vaccine Company Head Office. GSK Vaccines is specialized in the research, development and production of innovative prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines. Then the Prince had lunch at the Keidanren Head Office, the Japan Business Federation, when he attended meetings with … Continue reading

Trooping The Colour Marks The Queen’s Official Birthday

  June 17, 2012 at 7:38 pm by

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Even in a year featuring once-in-a-lifetime Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Trooping the Colour ceremony has a unique place. A wonderful display of traditions, the it is an enactment of the traditional preparations for battle when the Colours (flags of the regiments) were paraded in front of the soldiers to be recognised by them during the battle. Queen Elizabeth presided over her 60th Trooping the Colour ceremony on June 16. Her Majesty … Continue reading

Prince Charles Awarded Highest Military Ranks

  June 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm by

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The Princes of Wales has been awarded the highest rank in all three military services by the Queen. The Prince becomes a Field Marshal, Admiral of the Fleet and Marshal of the Royal Air Force. The Queen has appointed Prince Charles honorary five-star rank in all three services to acknowledge his support in her role as Commander-in-Chief. Only one other member of the Royal Family holds similar distinction – the … Continue reading

Wedding of Princess Maria Carolina and Albert Brenninkmeijer

  June 17, 2012 at 10:56 am by

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Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma married Albert Brenninkmeijer on 16 June 2012 at the Basilica San Miniato al Monte in Florence, Italy. The witnesses of the bride were Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma and Marthe Roemer-Visse. The witnesses of the groom were Cécile Coke-Brenninkmeijer, Roderick Brenninkmeijer and Prince Nicholas Doimi de Frankopan. Among the bridesmaid were Countess Eloise of Orange-Nassau; Julia ten Cate and Eliane van Vollenhoven. … Continue reading

Prince Charles: Men’s Fashion Icon

  June 15, 2012 at 9:16 pm by

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Prince Charles was named one of the world’s most stylish men by GQ magazine. For those who had followed the Prince’s style, it is no surprise; he has long been an epitome of gentlemen’s style. Whether for a private or an official occasion, Prince Charles has always been immaculately dressed. Bearing in mind the award, he was also a fitting choice to launch London’s first Men’s Fashion Week with a … Continue reading

Princess Christina’s Jewellery Stolen from Palace Apartment

  June 14, 2012 at 5:45 am by

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Princess Christina has been the victim of theft recently, as a number of her jewels were stolen from her apartment at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The jewels were stolen by a 19-year-old friend of the Princess’s husband, Mr Tord Magnuson, who was being mentored by Magnuson. According to Aftonbladet, the man also lived with the couple briefly in their Palace apartment. He reportedly sold the jewellery to two men … Continue reading

The Earl and Countess of Wessex’s Visit to Gibraltar: June 11-13

  June 14, 2012 at 5:00 am by

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As part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the Earl and Countess of Wessex undertook a highly successful tour of Gibraltar from June 11 to 13. The British Overseas Territory is home to almost 30,000 residents who all seemed to be out in force to welcome the royal couple. Edward and Sophie were greeted by cheering crowds, many of them waving Union Flags and chanting “British Forever”. Buntings and other … Continue reading

White and Beige Wednesday for Máxima and Mary

  June 13, 2012 at 10:10 pm by

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It was a white and beige Wednesday in the Netherlands and Denmark today, with both Princess Máxima and Crown Princess Mary opting for neutral tones for their respective engagements. In Elburg, Princess Máxima opened the new portion of the Sjoel Elburg Jewish museum. The museum is housed in a historic synagogue, but required an extension to keep up with the growing community. The new building, which is located adjacent to … Continue reading

Jewel of the Day: Queen Victoria’s Bow Brooches

  June 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm by

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It’s always wonderful to see a piece of jewellery that is not only beautiful, but also has a lot of historical significance behind it. Today was one of those occasions: Her Majesty chose to wear one of Queen Victoria’s Bow Brooches – part of British Crown Jewels – for a visit with Nottingham with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Bow brooches have been very popular since the 17th century; … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Joined by William, Catherine For a Jubilee Visit

  June 13, 2012 at 5:49 pm by

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The Queen was joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for a trip to Nottingham – part of the Diamond Jubilee tours across Britain. Over 35,000 people lined the streets of Nottingham to greet the royals; some had arrived as early as 5am for better view. When the royal party finally arrived, a huge cheer erupted from the crowd, and when the Queen, Prince William and Catherine made a … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe Receives Jubilee Tiara

  June 12, 2012 at 11:46 pm by

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In an audience earlier today at Amalienborg, Queen Margrethe II was presented with her jubilee gift from Greenland’s parliament and home rule government. The gift consists of a tiara and earrings set, made by Greenlandic goldsmith Nicolai Appel. The tiara, named Nassut and meaning ‘Flowers from Greenland’, was made of melted gold coins, the gold of which was mined from the Kirkespirdalen mine in Greenland. The specific coins used were designed … Continue reading

The Prince of Wales Makes a Private Visit to Romania

  June 12, 2012 at 10:55 pm by

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The Prince of Wales made a five-day private visit to one of his favourite places, Transylvania. Prince Charles owns a property there and supports traditional farming method in Transylvania, which he calls “the jewel in Romania’s crown”. His fondness for the country appears to have been transferred to his sons, since Prince Harry chose to spend Easter holidays there. Although the visit was a private one, it nevertheless received a … Continue reading

Infanta Elena attends French Open

  June 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm by

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Paris, France – June 10th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo attended the French Open men’s final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Sunday June 10th. The eldest daughter of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia was accompanied by the Spanish Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Mr José Ignacio Wert, the President of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation, Mr … Continue reading

Belgian Economic Mission to Japan, Days One and Two

  June 12, 2012 at 10:26 pm by

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The Crown Prince Couple’s economic mission started on June 10th, when Prince Philippe visited EXPO 2010 in Yesu, South Korea. He was there to represent the King. The Prince, accompanied by the Belgian delegation and two Ministers, visited pavilions with chocolate, diamonds and fries during the Belgian Day. The Prince was also there to support and promote the candidacy of the city of Liege for the exhibition of 2017. The … Continue reading

Zara Phillips Picked For UK Olympic Team

  June 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm by

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Zara Phillips has been nominated as part of the British team for the London Olympics, the British Equestrian Federation officially confirmed. The Queen’s eldest granddaughter defied the odds to claim her way to a spot on the team. Just a couple of weeks ago, she was considered to be a long shot to make the strong squad – one of Britain’s main hopes for an Olympic gold. However, always a … Continue reading

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