British Royals at the Gatcombe Horse Trials

  March 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm by

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The Gatcombe Horse Trials took place over the weekend in Gloucestershire, and as per usual, the Phillipses were out in force to cheer on daughter/sister/aunt Zara. The Princess Royal, Timothy Laurence, Peter and Autumn Phillips were all present, with the show-stealer being Peter and Autumn’s 15-month-old daughter, Savannah, whose collection of sunhats was the subject of several news reports. Giggling away, Savannah was the centre of everyone’s attention – even … Continue reading

Royal Court Releases New Photos of Newborn Estelle

  March 26, 2012 at 10:28 am by

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The Swedish Royal Court has just published a series of three photos of the newest member of the Swedish Royal Family, Princess Estelle. The photos were taken at Haga Palace by Kate Gabor. The series features a family shot, and then individual photos of the newborn with each of her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. Princess Estelle was born on February 23rd and is second in line for … Continue reading

Charles & Camilla in Sweden, Denmark

  March 26, 2012 at 9:04 am by

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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall continued their Jubilee tour of Scandinavia in Sweden last week, following their three-day visit to Norway. Upon arrival at Arlanda Airport, the royals were greeted by Prince Carl Philip, who then accompanied Prince Charles and his wife to view some fighter jets located in one of the airport’s hangers. Prince Charles had the chance to sit in the cockpit of one of … Continue reading

Marriage of King Mohammed VI and Miss Salma Bennani

  March 23, 2012 at 12:26 am by

From the TRF Avatar Galler

In 2002, Morroco’s King Mohammed VI married a 24-year-old Lalla Salma Bennani, a computer engineer with the ONA Group. The King broke royal tradition by publicly acknowledging his bride. For centuries, the monarchs of the Moroccan state – including the groom’s own father, King Hassan – kept their weddings a secret, and their brides in deep in the palace. They never designated queens, and referred to past royal wives as the … Continue reading

Final Day of the Dutch State Visit to Luxembourg

  March 22, 2012 at 6:54 pm by

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The third and last day of the state visit to Luxembourg, March 22nd, began with a visit at the University of Luxembourg. Queen Beatrix, accompanied by Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, visited the University Campus Limpertsberg and met the students. The Queen attended a high-level round table discussion with the President of the European Investment Bank, Mr Hoyer, and various other ministers. The students asked questions and … Continue reading

Official Visit from the UK to Norway, Day 2 and 3

  March 22, 2012 at 6:42 pm by

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On the second day of their official visit, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in Bergen together with King Harald and Queen Sonja. While King Harald and Prince Charles began their programme with a visit to the research vessel M/V Brennholm, Queen Sonja and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Granebo Outdoor Nursery School located at the top of Fløyen mountain. Afterwards all four of them attended … Continue reading

Princess of Asturias Presides Over CNSE Awards Ceremony 2011

  March 22, 2012 at 8:14 am by

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March 15, 2012 – Madrid Her Royal Highness The Princess of Asturias presided over the CNSE Foundation Awards Ceremony in Madrid on Thursday March 15th, 2012. The CNSE, which was founded in 1936, is the Spanish National Confederation for Deaf People, which both “defends and serves the interests of people with hearing impairments and their families.” The CNSE Awards recognize both public and private work and initiatives that improve the … Continue reading

Official Visit from the UK to Norway, Day 1

  March 21, 2012 at 8:45 pm by

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall started their eight-day tour of Scandinavia as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations with a visit to Norway from March 20th to March 22nd, 2012. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit welcomed the British Royals at Gardermoen Airport in Oslo. At Akershus Fortress, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall met King Harald and Queen Sonja. After … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to Luxembourg, Day Two

  March 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm by

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The second day of Queen Beatrix’s state visit to Luxembourg started with a visit to Belval, where she arrived, along with Grand Duke Henri, by train. Belval is a quarter of Esch-sur-Alzette, in the south-west of Luxembourg. In Belval, the Queen visited the laboratory in the House of Biomedicine, part of the new University of Luxembourg. During the lunch offered by the Government of Luxembourg at the Chateau Bourglinster, the … Continue reading

Belgian, Dutch Royals Attend First Bus Tragedy Funeral

  March 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm by

A family member pins a red rose into the middle of yellow heart during the service in Lommel; 21-03-2012

King Albert II and Queen Paola of the Belgians today attended the first funeral of victims of last week’s Swiss bus tragedy. They were joined by the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, and President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf of Switzerland. The service took place at the 5,000-seat Soeverein Arena in Lommel, in northern Belgium where one of the schools involved is located. Among the crowd were Belgian Prime … Continue reading

Photos of Denmark’s Little Princess Released

  March 21, 2012 at 5:43 am by

Denmark's Infant Princess

The Danish Royal Court has published the long-awaited photographs of Denmark’s newest royal – the infant daughter of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie. The series of photographs, taken at Schackenborg Palace by Steen Brogaard, feature the little princess with her parents and older brothers, Princes Nikolai, Felix and Henrik. The infant was born on January 24th, and will be christened on May 20th.

Dutch State Visit to Luxembourg, Day One

  March 21, 2012 at 2:25 am by

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On March 20, Queen Beatrix started a three-day state visit to Luxembourg. The Queen was greeted at the Findel Airport by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, and then a welcoming ceremony took palce at the Grand Ducal Palace with Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria-Theresa and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume. After that Queen Beatrix visited the Kanounenhiwwel Monument, a monument built to commemorate the victims of the World War II. In … Continue reading

Princess Estelle’s Christening Schedueled for May 22

  March 21, 2012 at 2:04 am by

The Swedish Royal Coat of Arms

The Swedish Royal Court announced earlier today that the christening of Princess Estelle, the newborn daughter of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, will take place on Tuesday May 22nd. The ceremony will take place at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Princess Estelle was born on February 23rd, and is second in line for the Swedish throne. She is the first child of the Crown Princess … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Gives First Public Speech

  March 20, 2012 at 8:06 am by

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The Duchess of Cambridge gave her first public speech as a member of the British Royal Family yesterday, during a visit to the Treehouse, a new facility of the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). Upon arrival, the Duchess was greeted by children who receive care from the hospice, located in Ipswich, before heading inside where she delivered her speech and then spent over an hour with the children. Stepping up … Continue reading

Queen Silvia in Germany

  March 19, 2012 at 9:09 pm by

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Queen Silvia was in western Germany over the weekend, to officially open a centre for dementia sufferers and to accept an award for her charity work. On Friday March 16th, the Queen was in Bottorp, where she opened a centre to be used as a meeting place for people suffering from the first stages of dementia. The centre has been funded by the Malteser International group, and utilises the philosophy … Continue reading

Princess Amira Wins “Woman Personality of the Year 2012” Award

  March 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm by

Princess Amira

Princess Amira Al-Taweel, chairwoman of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation that is chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, received the “Woman Personality of the Year 2012” at the 11th Middle East Women Leaders Awards which was held in Dubai, UAE. Princess Amira received the award from the UAE Minister of State, Reem Al Hashimy. After receiving the award, Princess Amira gave a speech where she said, “Connecting with other women is key … Continue reading

King George Tupou V Passes Away

  March 18, 2012 at 7:22 pm by

King George Tupov V of Tonga

The King of Tonga, George Tupou V, has passed away in a Hong Kong hospital. The news was confirmed by the Prime Minister of Tonga, Lord Siale’ataonga Tu’ivakano, a short time ago. The King died this afternoon, March 18. According to media reports, the King’s brother, Crown Prince Tupouto’a Lavaka Ata, was by his side. King George Tupou was diagnosed with cancer last year, and underwent surgery in the US … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2012

  March 18, 2012 at 4:01 am by

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Like every year the Dutch Royal Family was present at the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, on March 16 and 17, 2012. On March 16, Queen Beatrix, Princess Margriet, Prince Bernhard, Princess Annette, Prince Floris and Princess Aimée helped the foundation Assistance Dog in Molenschot. The Foundation trains dogs to help people with mobility impairments. The Royals helped wash the dogs, clean the kennels and office, created a puppy swing … Continue reading

Belgian Monarchs Show Support for Bus Tragedy Families

  March 15, 2012 at 11:58 pm by

Belgian Coat of Arms

Belgium’s King Albert II and Queen Paola were present yesterday at the Melsbroek Military Airport, where they were part of an official delegation which saw the departure of the parents of the students involved in the Swiss bus crash on Tuesday. The King and Queen were greeted upon their arrival by the Belgian Prime Minister, Elio Di Rupo, and Defence Minister Pieter De Crem. The group then went inside the … Continue reading

Princess Mary Visits Holbæk for Heart Foundation

  March 15, 2012 at 10:28 pm by

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As patron of the Danish Heart Foundation, Crown Princess Mary today visited the Holbæk Hospital, east of Copenhagen in the municipality of Holbæk. Princess Mary was given a tour of the hospital’s cardiac department, where she spoke with doctors, nurses and some patients who are currently in Holbæk Hospital for cardiac surgery. The tour was conducted by the cardiac department’s senior consultant, Tage Lysbo Svendsen. Later, the Crown Princess awarded … Continue reading

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