Princess Máxima Attends AmCham Gala

  January 24, 2012 at 5:08 am by

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Last night, Monday January 23rd, Princess Máxima attended a gala dinner at the city hall in The Hague, to mark the anniversary of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands. Accompanied by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Princess was one of 500 guests to attend the gala hosted by the Mayor of The Hague, The Honorable Jozias van Aartsen. Also present were naturally the Dutch Ambassador to the United … Continue reading

Princess Marie Gives Birth to a Baby Girl

  January 24, 2012 at 4:45 am by

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The Danish Royal Court has announced that Princess Marie gave birth to a baby girl a short time ago. The infant was born at 08:27, at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. She weighed 2930 grams and was 49 centimetres in length. The official press release read: “Her Royal Highness Princess Marie has on Tuesday January 24th, 2012 at 08:27 at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen given birth to a Princess. Weight: 2930grams, Length: … Continue reading

Princess Marie Admitted to Hospital in Copenhagen

  January 24, 2012 at 4:07 am by

Princess Marie of Denmark at Schackenborg Palace; 06-12-2011

Princess Marie is in labour and has been admitted to the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, the Danish Royal Court has confirmed. The Court’s spokesperson, Lene Balleby, told Danish media that the Princess was admitted to the hospital just after 04:00 this morning, Danish time – five hours ago. “Everything is progressing as it should,” Balleby said. Prince Joachim drove his wife to the hospital. This is the second child for Princess … Continue reading

Tongan Prince Formalises Engagement

  January 23, 2012 at 10:39 pm by

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The son of Tonga’s Crown Prince, Prince ʻUlukālala, has formalised his engagement to Lady Sinaitakala Fakafanua, the daughter of Princess ‘Ofeina-’e he-Langi Fakafanua and the late Lord Fakafanua. An engagement party took place on Friday, January 20th, at the Observatory Hotel in Sydney, Australia. It was attended by several members of the royal family, including both sets of parents, who witnessed Prince ʻUlukālala present his fiancé with an engagement ring. Both … Continue reading

The Duke of Palma de Mallorca Summoned to Testify in Court

  January 21, 2012 at 9:17 am by

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Don Inaki Urdangarin, the husband of HRH Infanta Cristina, has been summoned by the Balearic Islands Superior Court of Justice to testify on February 6th as part of an ongoing investigation into the misuse of public funds. The investigation surrounds claims that the Duke misused public funds given to the Nóos Institute, which he headed as President until 2006. The Nóos Institute – which was meant to be a non-profit … Continue reading

Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s 8th birthday

  January 21, 2012 at 8:50 am by

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Today, January 21st, Princess Ingrid Alexandra celebrates her 8th birthday. She was born at Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo in 2004 as first child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who has a son Marius from a previous relationship who lives with the Crown Princely Family. She is second in line for the Norwegian throne, after her father. Her godparents are His Majesty The King, His Royal Highness … Continue reading

Royal Family Preside Over Pascua Militar Celebrations

  January 20, 2012 at 9:07 am by

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

January 06, 2012 – Madrid, Spain Members of the Spanish Royal Family presided over the annual Pascua Militar celebrations in Madrid on January 6th, the Roman Catholic Feast of the Epiphany. The traditional ceremony started at noon and took place at the Palacio Real in Madrid. His Majesty The King, in the presence of the Queen and the Prince and Princess of Asturias, reviewed members of the armed forces and … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria Visits Children’s Hospital

  January 19, 2012 at 11:08 pm by

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As patron of the Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital Foundation, Crown Princess Victoria today paid a visit to their hospital in Solna. The visit was arranged to mark the merger of the Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Huddinge, into a joint paediatric centre operated under the administration of the Karolinska University Hospital. The Princess, who is due in March with her first child, arrived just after 14:00, … Continue reading

Princess Birgitta’s 75th Birthday

  January 19, 2012 at 1:08 am by

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Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern today celebrates her 75th birthday. She was born on January 19th, 1937 to Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and given the names Birgitta Ingeborg Alice. Birgitta was the second of the couple’s five children – four daughters and one son (Princesses Margaretha, Desireé and Christina, and the current King Carl XVI Gustaf). The Princess and her … Continue reading

Guillaume attends Concert with Belgian Royals

  January 19, 2012 at 12:14 am by

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The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg was in Belgium earlier this week, where he attended a concert at the Palais des Beaux-Arts. The concert on January 17th was a joint performance by the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra. Soloists from both groups performed during the event, which was conducted by Emmanuel Krivine. Before the beginning of the concert, the royals spent some time with Mrs Viviane Reding, … Continue reading

Lalla Salma Hosts International Conference on Cancer Control

  January 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm by

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Princess Lalla Salma chaired on Thursday in Marrakech, in the presence of Princesses and First Ladies from the the Middle East and Africa, a conference on Cancer Control in the Middle-East and Africa. Held by the the Lalla Salma Association for the Fight Against Cancer, in partnership with the Health Ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO), the conference was themed, “What strategy for preventing cervical cancer and facilitating cooperation … Continue reading

Controversial Villa Sold by Princes of Orange

  January 17, 2012 at 6:42 am by

The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands

The controversial holiday villa built by the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima in Mozambique has been sold, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced last night during a meeting of the Dutch parliament. Prime Minister Rutte said that the villa, worth approximately €2,000,000, was sold back to the property developer who orchestrated the entire development. The villa, located in the Machangulo Peninsula, brought criticism from Dutch ministers and the public … Continue reading

Danish Ruby Jubilee – Balcony Appearance, Church Service, Gala Banquet

  January 16, 2012 at 10:21 am by

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The Ruby Jubilee celebrations of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark continued yesterday, with a full day of events to mark the Queen’s anniversary. It began with the Queen’s 500th State Council meeting at Christiansborg Palace in the morning. The Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and her ministers were in attendance as per usual, as was Crown Prince Frederik. Immediately after the meeting, Prince Henrik and Crown Princess Mary joined the … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe’s Ruby Jubilee Festivities

  January 15, 2012 at 4:47 am by

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Following their visit to Roskilde Cathedral yesterday, the Danish Royal Family continued with the celebrations marking Queen Margrethe II’s fortieth anniversary as monarch in Copenhagen. The Danes were joined by their Greek and Berleburg relatives, as well as the Kings and Queens of Norway and Sweden and the President of Iceland, at the Copenhagen Town Hall for a reception in the early afternoon. Queen Margrethe travelled from Amalienborg Palace through … Continue reading

Frederik’s Daughters Visit Grave to Mark 40th Anniversary

  January 14, 2012 at 6:09 am by

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The three daughters of King Frederik IX of Denmark have visited his grave at Roskilde Cathedral this morning, Danish time, to mark the fortieth anniversary of the late King’s death in 1972. Queen Margrethe II, Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes were accompanied by their husbands and families a short while ago, travelling from Copenhagen to Roskilde, thirty minutes west of the capital, via saloon car. … Continue reading

Dutch Royals on State Visit to Oman, Day Two

  January 13, 2012 at 2:19 am by

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On January 11, the second day of the state visit to Oman, Queen Beatrix with Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima were in Sohar to visit the Industrial Port, the Free Zone and the Omani International Maritime College. At their arrival, they were welcomed by Sheikh Sa’ad bin Mohammed al-Mardhouf al-Sa’adi, Commerce and Industry Minister and Chairman of Sohar Industrial Port Company. The Queen was informed of how the Port is … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos Turns 74

  January 13, 2012 at 2:12 am by

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On January 5th, His Majesty The King of Spain celebrated his 74th Birthday. Many would agree that 2011 was a rather difficult year for the Spanish Monarch. April 2011 saw the absence of the King from the annual Royal Easter gathering at Palma de Mallorca, the first time this has happened for many years. The summer of 2011 also saw the King having surgery on his right knee and then … Continue reading

80th Anniversary of Queen Sophie’s Death

  January 13, 2012 at 12:00 am by

Crown Princess Sophie of Greece

Her Majesty Queen Sophie of the Hellenes passed away eighty years ago today, on January 13th, 1932. Born on June 14th, 1870 in Potsdam, as Her Royal Highness Princess Sophie Dorothea Ulrika Alice of Prussia, she was the second youngest child of Their Majesties Emperor Frederick III and Empress Victoria of Germany. Sophie had seven siblings: Prince Wilhelm (later His Majesty Kaiser Wilhelm II), Princess Charlotte (later Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen), … Continue reading

Prince Hamzah & Basma Bani Ahmad Tie the Knot

  January 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm by

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His Royal Highness Prince Hamzah Bin Al Hussein and Her Royal Highness Princess Basma have tied the knot in the presence of His Majesty King Abdullah II, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein. On the occasion of the signing of the marriage, King Abdullah II held a lunch banquet at Basman Palace in presence of the bride and groom’s families, along with senior … Continue reading

Exhibitions par deux Continue Accession Festivities

  January 11, 2012 at 9:49 pm by

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Two exhibition openings in Denmark today have continued Queen Margrethe II’s fortieth jubilee festivities. The first exhibition was held at the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, and was entitled Regent of 40 Years – Queen Margrethe 1972-2012. The Queen was accompanied by Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Christian for the event. The royals were given a tour of the exhibition, which … Continue reading

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