Crown Prince Couple visits Møre and Romsdal

  May 29, 2012 at 11:12 pm by

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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit paid a county visit to Møre and Romsdal from May 24th until 26th, 2012. They lived on the Royal Yacht ‘Norge’ during the visit. They were first welcomed in Geiranger on May 24th. They enjoyed the magnificent view at the lookout ‘Flydalsjuvet’. Afterwards they visited the Norwegian Fjord Centre. There they were joined by Prince Sverre Magnus. Due to a strike, which also … Continue reading

The Duke of Cambridge Made a Knight of the Order of the Thistle

  May 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm by

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The Buckingham Palace announced on Friday that the Duke of Cambridge has been appointed a Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle. Her Majesty’s decision to appoint her grandson to the Order is somewhat unexpected because only three other members of the Royal Family – excluding the Sovereign – are members: Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Anne. It was usually assumed the Queen would … Continue reading

Simoneta Gómez Acebo Joins Pilgrims in El Rocío

  May 28, 2012 at 10:30 am by

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May 26th, 2012 – El Rocío Andalusia, Spain Her Excellency Doña Simoneta Gómez Acebo attended the annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Virgin at of El Rocío. For the third year in a row, the eldest niece of the King and the only daughter of Infanta Pilar, joined thousands of faithful pilgrims at the Hermitage of El Rocío in Andalusia. Wearing a straw hat and a medal of the … Continue reading

Spanish Royals Open Madrid Book Fair

  May 28, 2012 at 10:01 am by

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Madrid – May 25th, 2012 Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe, Princess Letizia and Infanta Elena presided over the official opening of the 71st Annual Madrid Book Fair. Despite the intense heat, the royal trio all looked relaxed as they made their way around the various book booths at the Retiro Park in Madrid. Accompanying the royal party were the Spanish Education Minister and the Mayor of Madrid. The Madrid Book … Continue reading

Queen Victoria’s Private Journals Go Online

  May 27, 2012 at 6:53 pm by

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Queen Elizabeth officially launched the Queen Victoria Journals Online Project on May 24. Previously, Queen Victoria’s journals were only accessible by appointment at the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle; now, however, everyone can enjoy the historical documents. To make it possible, Queen Victoria’s handwritten pages were scanned, and all the entries – from political encounters to personal affairs – deciphered. The monumental project has taken staff of the Oxford’s Bodleian … Continue reading

Crown Prince Nayef Flies Abroad for Medical Check-Up

  May 27, 2012 at 6:06 am by

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The Saudi press agency reported this Saturday that Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud left the Kingdom on a private vacation abroad for scheduled medical tests. According to the Saudi Royal Court, the 79 year-old Prince had spent a month-long private visit in Algeria earlier this year after previous reassuring medical tests. Crown Prince Nayef, who has also been serving as the Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia since … Continue reading

Jordanian Royals Celebrate Independence Day

  May 27, 2012 at 6:03 am by

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Accompanied by their son, Crown Prince Hussein, and members of the Royal Family, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan attended on Friday the official ceremony celebrating the Hashemite Kingdom’s 66th independence anniversary. During the event, King Abdullah II granted various medals and orders to several Jordanian institutions and distinguished figures in recognition of their efforts in supporting the Kingdom’s development, as Petra News Agency reported. The ceremony … Continue reading

Vibrant Colors For Danish Royal Outing

  May 27, 2012 at 5:52 am by

(L-R) Queen Margrethe, Princess Marie and Crown Princess Mary at the Royal Life Guards Music Corps Concert

Color, color and more color for the Danish Royal ladies as they attended the Royal Life Guards Music Corps Concert earlier this week. A smiling Queen Margrethe wore a light pink dress matched with a vibrant fuchsia jacket with matching shoes see here. Crown Princess Mary, who was color co-ordinating with the Queen, wore a recycled dark pink dress with hair pulled back in an up-do see here. Princess Marie, wife of Prince Joachim, kept … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla’s Official Visit to Canada: May 20-23

  May 25, 2012 at 10:28 am by

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As part of the Diamond Jubilee Tours undertaken by members of the Royal Family to each of the Commonwealth Realms, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to Canada. Despite the relative low-key nature of the visit, the royal couple received a very warm welcome; wherever they went, thousands of well-wishers lined the streets to greet them. When the royal couple arrived to Canadian Forces Base, Prince … Continue reading

Queen Rania Opens OECD Forum 2012 in Paris

  May 23, 2012 at 11:47 pm by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah opened the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Forum 2012 in Paris on May 22, 2012. During the opening speech, Queen Rania highlighted the role that education plays around the world. “The solutions to addressing inequality are complex and multi faceted”, said Jordan’s Queen, “and I know that the shortest distance between inequality and shared prosperity is education.” The OECD Forum takes part … Continue reading

Princess Estelle Christened in Stockholm

  May 22, 2012 at 7:33 am by

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The daughter of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, Princess Estelle, has been christened in a ceremony held at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Guests began arriving to the Chapel at 11:00, local time. Over 400 attended the ceremony, including members of the Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Belgian and Luxembourgian Royal Families. Also present were the partners of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine, Ms … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth attends Chelsea Flower Show for 48th time

  May 22, 2012 at 7:19 am by

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The Queen attended Chelsea Flower show on Monday for 48th time in its history. Her Majesty’s presence is something of a tradition – one that has been spanning more than 60 years now. Upon arrival, Queen Elizabeth was greeted by a round of applause from the hundreds of well-wishers who had gathered to catch a glimpse of her. She enjoyed a walk around, talking to people and having a look … Continue reading

Denmark’s Newborn Princess Named Athena

  May 20, 2012 at 11:31 am by

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The infant daughter of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie has been named Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie. The names were just announced during her christening at the Møgeltønder Church in Møgeltønder. The Princess’ middle names come from her grandmothers, Queen Margrethe II and Mrs Francoise Grassiot, and her mother, Princess Marie. Princess Athena’s godparents are Mr Gregory Grandet, Mr Edouard Cavallier, Ms Carina Axelsson, Ms Julie Mirabaud, Mr Diego de Lavandeyra and Mrs … Continue reading

Norway Celebrates National Day

  May 19, 2012 at 5:45 am by

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On May 17th, Norway celebrates its National Day. As every year, the Norwegian Royal Family is involved in the celebration. The day started with Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus and Marius Borg Høiby greeting the Children’s Parade on the stairs of Skaugum Estate, all dressed in traditional clothes called bunads. Like last year, the family dog Milly Kakao was with them, wearing a ribbon in … Continue reading

Jubilee Lunch and Dinner for Sovereigns

  May 18, 2012 at 2:32 pm by

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Royals from around the world gathered in London today to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. The lunch hosted by the Queen in Windsor Castle was the largest gathering of Monarchs for many years. In all, 22 Sovereigns were present, including one Emperor, three Queens Regnant, nine Kings Regnant, three reigning Princes, one reigning Grand Duke, one Sultan, one Sheikh, and several former Monarchs. The Queen and Prince Philip personally greeted … Continue reading

Princess Anne takes the Torch in Athens at Olympic Handover

  May 18, 2012 at 11:54 am by

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The Princess Royal, President of the British Olympic Association, took the Olympic torch from Spyros Capralos, in the Panathenaic Stadium yesterday. Other members of the British delegation included David Beckham, Boris Johnson, Lord Coe, and Hugh Robertson – all beaming with pride as they took part in the historic ceremony. Despite the rain, the ceremony that took place at the Stadium was quite magnificent. Princess Anne, along with Greek President … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima in Brazil

  May 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm by

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Princess Maxima visited from Monday May 7 to Thursday 10 May Brazil. The Princess was invited by the Central Bank in her capacity as special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon and honorary chair of the G20 ‘Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI). Princess Maxima went to Brazil to promote microcredit and support to the small and medium enterprises. On Monday May 7, the Princess attended a … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and Prince Charles visit Burnley

  May 16, 2012 at 11:20 pm by

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As part of her Diamond Jubilee tour the Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales, visited Burnley and Accrington on May 16. Thousands of people lined the streets to greet their Monarch, many of them waiting till early morning to get the best view of the royals. The visit was quite informal and light-hearted, with people delighted not only to have the chance of congratulating … Continue reading

Sarah and Beatrice attend Marie Curie Fundraiser Event

  May 16, 2012 at 10:34 pm by

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Princess Beatrice of York and Sarah, Duchess of York attended a Marie Curie Cancer Care fundraiser event on May 15. The event, hosted by Heather Kerzner at Claridge’s Hotel, highlighted the work of Marie Curie nurses and the foundation’s other activities. Marie Curie nurses provide free end of life care to patients with terminal illness in their own homes or in one of their nine hospices. At the end of … Continue reading

Norwegian State Visit to Poland

  May 12, 2012 at 7:30 am by

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King Harald and Queen Sonja paid a three-day visit to Poland between May 9 and 11, 2012. On Wednesday, they were formally welcomed by Poland’s President, Bronisław Komorowski, and his wife Anna Komorowska at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. Afterwards they laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw to commemorate the unknown Polish soldiers who had fallen in the First World War and the subsequent … Continue reading

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