Remembering Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain

  April 19, 2012 at 6:25 am by

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On the 15th of April 1969, HM Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain passed away, aged 81 at Lausanne, Switzerland. A granddaughter of Queen Victoria, she was born at Balmoral in October 1887. In May 1906, she became the Queen Consort of Spain following her marriage to King Alfonso XIII. This union was an unhappy one, but the couple did have seven children, six of whom survived infancy. Queen Ena, as … Continue reading

State Visit from Turkey to the Netherlands – Day Two

  April 19, 2012 at 6:19 am by

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On April 18, the second day of the State Visit, the Turkish President, Abdullah Gül, and his wife Hayrunissa, along with Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Máxima, visited the Weekend Academy, a project of the Orange Foundation, in Amsterdam. The project offers young people help with homework, social skills and sports participation to increase their motivation for learning. The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima are patrons of the … Continue reading

State Visit from Turkey to the Netherlands – Day One

  April 17, 2012 at 9:02 pm by

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On April 17, the President of Turkey, Mr Abdullah Gül, and his wife started a three-day State Visit to Netherlands. In the morning, the President was welcomed by Queen Beatrix at the Royal Palace on Dam Square, where the two countries’ National Anthems were played. After the welcoming ceremony. the President laid a wreath at the Monument on the Dam. Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Amsterdam’s Mayor Eberhard van der … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mathilde visits an UNICEF project

  April 17, 2012 at 3:29 pm by

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On April 17, Princess Mathilde visited the communal primary school of Wezemaal in her capacity as Honorary President of UNICEF Belgium. Princess Mathilde visits the school on the occasion of the ‘Day of Change’ (Dag voor Verandering). In this day UNICEF Belgium asked to the students to use their imagination and change,for a day, the habits of the class to understand the experiences of children who live an emergency situations. … Continue reading

Dutch Crown Prince Buys Property in Greece

  April 17, 2012 at 12:03 am by

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The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima have bought a villa in Doroufi, west of Kranidi, Greece. The villa was purchased for €4.5million from German photographer Manfred Rieker, and features a swimming pool, alongside a private beach and marina. It sits on a four-thousand square metre estate. Neighbours include Sean Connery, Russian President-Elect Vladimir Putin and the Niarchos family. Volksrant was told that Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte had been informed … Continue reading

Swedish Royals’ Working Monday

  April 16, 2012 at 11:34 pm by

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It was a buzzing day at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, with King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria all taking part in official engagements. The King and the Crown Princess attended chaired a meeting of the Advisory Council in Lovisa Ulrika’s Dining Room. The meeting discussed foreign relations matters, and the Advisory Council is a consultation body between the Swedish Government and Parliament. Meanwhile, Queen Silvia … Continue reading

Tillykke med fødselsdagen Daisy!

  April 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm by

Queen Margrethe II on her 72nd birthday; 16-04-2012

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark today celebrated her 72nd birthday in Copenhagen. As per tradition, the Queen appeared on the balcony of Christian IX’s Palace, Amalienborg, accompanied by her husband and their children. The ever-expanding royal family this year was not able to all squeeze on to one balcony at the same time, which meant that the families of Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim split their time on the … Continue reading

Luxembourg Royals at Sandhurst Graduation

  April 16, 2012 at 10:31 am by

Archduke Alexander and Prince Wenceslas pose in their bunkroom in front of a flag bearing the Luxemboug Lion

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family was out in force on Friday in Sandhurst, England where they were present at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for the passing out ceremony of Prince Wenceslas of Nassau and Archduke Alexander of Austria. The two princes, both grandsons of former Grand Duke Jean, took part in the Sovereign’s Parade to signify the end of the military training at the Academy. Their regiment, among over … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos Fractures His Hip

  April 15, 2012 at 4:17 am by

King Juan Carlos I of Spain

Madrid – April 14th, 2012 His Majesty King Juan Carlos I has undergone surgery this morning following a fall in which he suffered a fracture in three fragments of his right hip. The 74-year-old monarch was on a private visit to Botswana; the Palace said the King’s fall in Botswana was “accidental” but gave no further details regarding his visit. The King was taken to the San Jose Hospital in … Continue reading

Lady Louise Breaks Arm After Pony Fall

  April 12, 2012 at 6:38 am by

Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor riding in Windsor Great Park in 2011

Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor was taken to hospital this morning, London time, after falling from her pony while riding in Windsor Great Park. The eight-year-old daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex was later released with a broken left arm. Buckingham Palace confirmed the news, stating, “Lady Louise broke her left arm after falling from her pony while riding at Windsor this morning. She has been treated by doctors and … Continue reading

Don Felipe Juan Froilan Involved in Shooting Accident

  April 10, 2012 at 6:56 am by

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Soria – April 9th, 2012 His Excellency Don Felipe Juan Froilan de Marichalar has been taken to hospital in Madrid following a shooting accident where he was shot in the right foot. Don Felipe was enjoying an Easter break with his father and younger sister, Doña Victoria Federica, in Soria. He is the eldest child of HRH Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo and Jaime de Marichalar. His Excellency is also … Continue reading

Duchess of Cornwall Receives Royal Victorian Order

  April 8, 2012 at 9:25 pm by

The Coat of Arms of the Duchess of Cornwall

On her seventh wedding anniversary, the Duchess of Cornwall has been made a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order by Queen Elizabeth II. Buckingham Palace announced the appointment a few hours ago, in the morning of April 9th. The Royal Victorian Order is presented for personal services to the Sovereign, and is bestowed at the Queen’s discretion. The Order was founded in 1896 by Queen Victoria. Read the … Continue reading

Spanish Royal Family attend 2012 Easter Sunday Mass

  April 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm by

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Palma de Mallorca – April 8th, 2012 Members of the Spanish Royal Family attended the traditional Easter Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Palma de Mallorca earlier today. Present this year were Their Majesties The King and Queen, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias along with Their Royal Highnesses the Infantas Leonor, Sofia and Elena of Spain. The Royal Family were greeted outside the … Continue reading

Spanish Royal Family celebrate Easter in Palma de Mallorca

  April 8, 2012 at 6:20 am by

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The Spanish Royal Family have started to arrive on the Balearic Island of Mallorca for the annual family gathering and Easter holiday. Her Majesty The Queen arrived on the island earlier this week, and will be joined at the Palacio de Marivent by His Majesty The King and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias and the Infantas Leonor, Sofia and Elena The Infanta Cristina is not expected … Continue reading

Bahraini Foreign Minister Receives Honorary Citizenship of Istanbul

  April 8, 2012 at 6:12 am by

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During an official ceremony, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa received the honorary citizenship of the city of Istanbul after being nominated by the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Foreign Minister received the honorary citizenship of the city due to his efforts to enhance bilateral relations between Bahrain and Turkey. During the ceremony, Sheikh Khalid thanked the Turkish Prime Minister and the Mayor … Continue reading

Visit to Kuwait by His Majesty the King of Spain

  April 8, 2012 at 6:06 am by

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Kuwait – April 4th, 2012 On Wednesday April 4th, His Majesty The King travelled on a visit to the Emirate of Kuwait. The purpose of this working visit was to promote and further develop the foreign and economic policies of Spain. Shortly after arriving, His Majesty held a meeting with the Prime Minister of Kuwait. King Juan Carlos then attended a working lunch with the Emir of Kuwait, His Highness … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima in Malaysia and Indonesia

  April 7, 2012 at 10:33 am by

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From Monday 02 to Thursday 05 April, Princess Maxima was on a working visit to Malaysia and Indonesia in her role as special advocate for the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for Inclusive Finance for Development, and as the honorary chairman of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI). On Monday 02 and Tuesday 03, the Princess was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she had meetings with to His … Continue reading

Jordan’s Prince Hashem visits Jerusalem

  April 6, 2012 at 1:42 am by

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His Royal Highness Prince Hashem bin Al-Hussein of Jordan has paid a short religious visit to Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The youngest son of Their Majesties the Late King Hussein and Queen Noor performed prayer in the holy mosque and visited the tomb of his great-grandfather, the late Sharif Hussein Bin Ali of Mecca and King of Hejaz. During his visit, which is the first by a senior Arab … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Joined by Granddaughter Beatrice for Maundy Service

  April 6, 2012 at 1:31 am by

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Queen Elizabeth II was joined by The Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Beatrice of York yesterday for the annual Royal Maundy Service. This year’s service took place at the York Minster, where the Queen was welcomed by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, and other members of the clergy, while a 2,000 people strong crowd lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the monarch. Prior to the welcome … Continue reading

& The Winner is…

  April 2, 2012 at 5:15 am by

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Godolpin made history again at the Dubai World Cup, winning the $10 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horse race. Monterosso, ridden by French jockey Mickael Barzalona, won the 17th Dubai World Cup. Godolpin’s owner, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said  ”We haven’t won this race for a few years. So to win it really… … Continue reading

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