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

King Albert II: Freeze Royal Family Grants

  January 11, 2012 at 2:57 am by

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In a statement released by the Belgian Royal Court on Monday, HM King Albert II has stated that he will accept a freeze on the royal family’s grants from the government for 2012 and 2013, as the nation tries to cope with the current economic climate in the European Union. “The 2012 budget on grants to members of the royal family should be frozen, and should therefore include any indexation … Continue reading

Festivities Begin Marking Queen Margrethe’s Jubilee

  January 10, 2012 at 11:12 pm by

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Earlier today, festivities held to mark HM Queen Margrethe II’s fortieth anniversary as the Danish monarch began in Copenhagen. The Queen, accompanied by TRH Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Joachim, was welcomed to a reception at Folketinget. As usual, the royal family arrived in reverse-presedence order: Prince Joachim was first to arrive, and was escorted inside by Marianne Jelved, the third chairman of the parliament. … Continue reading

Dutch Royals on State Visit to Oman, Day One

  January 10, 2012 at 9:49 pm by

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On January 10, after leaving the UAE, Queen Beatrix accompanied by the Crown Prince Couple arrived in Oman for a three-day state visit. After landing in Muscat, they were welcomed at the airport by Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said. An official welcome ceremony took place at Al Alam Palace, where the Queen had an audience with the Sultan along with the Prince, the Princess and excellencies and the official … Continue reading

Dutch Royals on State Visit to the UAE, Day Two

  January 9, 2012 at 9:04 pm by

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Today, Monday January 09,  the second and last day of the state visit for the Dutch Royals to the UAE began in Masdar City. The Dutch Royals were received by Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar, and visited the company PRT (Personal Rapid Transit). Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima attended a meeting with Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, UAE’s Minister of Foreign Trade, government officials … Continue reading

Prince Nikolai to represent Denmark in Innsbruck Torch Relay

  January 9, 2012 at 2:33 pm by

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Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Count of Monpezat, the elder son of Prince Joachim and of his former wife, Countess Alexandra of Frederiksborg, née Manley, will represent, along with 2 other Danish children, Denmark and it’s young athletes in the torch relay of the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games on 13 January 2012. The 2012 Winter Youth Olympics will take place from 13 till 22 January 2012. Children from over 60 countries will enter. It’s … Continue reading

Swedish Royals Congratulate World Junior Ice Hockey Champions

  January 9, 2012 at 9:02 am by

Crown Princess Victoria; 07-01-2012

This past Saturday, January 7th, TRH Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip welcomed the Swedish men’s national under twenty ice hockey team to the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The reason for the royal audience was the team’s January 5th gold medal win at the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Alberta, Canada. The team defeated Russia 1-0, in overtime, to bring home their first title in … Continue reading

Engagement of Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma and Albert Brenninkmeijer

  January 9, 2012 at 6:19 am by

HRH Princess Maria Carolina Christina of Bourbon-Parma

The engagement of HRH Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma and Albert Brenninkmeijer was officially announced today. The wedding will take place later this year. Princess Maria Carolina, Marchioness of Sala, Duchess of Guernica, is the fourth child and youngest daughter of the late Duke of Parma, Prince Carlos Hugo, and of his former wife, Princess Irene of the Netherlands. She has two older brothers, Prince Carlos [who is married to Princesss Anne-Marie, … Continue reading

Dutch Royals on State Visit to the UAE, Day One

  January 9, 2012 at 12:00 am by

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With their arrival on January 07 at the presidential airport of Abu Dhabi, Queen Beatrix, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Máxima started a two-day state visit to the United Arab Emirates, on the invitation of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan, the President of the United Arab Emirates. The Dutch Royals were received by Minister of State, Reem Ibrahim Al Hashemy, senior officials and the Ambassador of the Netherlands, … Continue reading

First Birthday of Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine

  January 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm by

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HRH Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander and HRH Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda of Denmark, the third and fourth children of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, are celebrating their first birthday today, 8 January. Pictures of the twin Prince and Princess, including one with their parents and older brother and sister, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella, were released. The christening of the twins took place on 14 April. … Continue reading

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