Frederik & Mary in Australia – Day Two

  November 21, 2011 at 7:12 pm by

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The Danish Crown Prince Couple have completed the second day of their official visit to Australia, spending another day in Sydney. Prince Frederik and Princess Mary began the day by opening Bright Green Denmark’s conference State of Green – Join The Future. Think Denmark at the Hotel Sofitel. This event, and those surrounding it which will be held in Melbourne later this week, is the main point of the couple’s … Continue reading

Princess Margriet & Pieter van Vollenhoven in NYC

  November 20, 2011 at 7:44 pm by

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Princess Margriet and her husband, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, were in New York City last week, to attend the Peter Stuyvesant Ball on November 18th. The ball, an annual event held by the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF), was held at Pier Sixty at the Chelsea Piers, along New York’s Hudson River. Princess Margriet and the Professor arrived around 19:00, the Princess looking wonderful in a navy blue evening gown and a … Continue reading

Infanta Pilar Launches ‘Rastrillo Nuevo Futuro’ 2011

  November 20, 2011 at 6:39 am by

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On November 14th, HRH Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz launched The ‘Rastrillo Nuevo Futuro’ 2011 at the Telefonica Store in Madrid. The elder sister of His Majesty The King is the Honorary President of charitable partnership which was founded in 1968. The Nuevo Futuro/New Futures is a partnership dedicated to the creation and maintenance of foster homes for children deprived of the family environment (children who are orphaned, … Continue reading

Frederik & Mary in Australia – Day One

  November 20, 2011 at 6:22 am by

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Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have begun their official visit to Australia today, after arriving in the country yesterday with their youngest children, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine. The couple’s first engagement of the visit, which begins in Sydney, was a visit to the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition at Bondi Beach. They were greeted by the New South Wales Premier, Mr Barry O’Farrell, before taking a tour … Continue reading

Crown Prince Haakon Awards Two Prizes

  November 19, 2011 at 4:51 am by

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Crown Prince Haakon handed out the award “Role Model of the Year” at the Nobel Peace Center on November 14, 2011. The prize – now awarded for the seventh time – goes to an adult immigrant who makes an extraordinary effort for children and adolescents. This year Cecilia Dinardi received it for “her commitment to children’s welfare and asylum seeking children.” She came from Chile to Norway when she was … Continue reading

Felipe & Letizia’s Visit to London

  November 19, 2011 at 4:40 am by

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Monday November 7th, 2011 – London Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias paid a visit to London on November 7th to attend a gala dinner to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom. The one-day visit saw the Prince and Princess attend several events in London. The Prince and Princess’ first port of call was a visit the ‘World Travel … Continue reading

New Official Picture of the Crown Princely Family of Denmark

  November 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm by

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Just days before the official visit of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark to Australia starts, the Danish Royal Court released a new family picture of the Crown Princely Couple and their four children, 6 year old Prince Christian, 4 and a half year old Princess Isabella, and 10 month old twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine. The picture was taken by Steen Evald in Frederik VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg, and … Continue reading

Royals in Red

  November 18, 2011 at 4:12 am by

Princess Marie in Japan; October 2011

Several royals have been seen in red these days at different events. Red is not such an easy color for many to pull off, but some royals do pull it off very well. Let’s not forget that the color red is one of Fall 2011′s “It” colors. Princess Eugenie was spotted at a party in a red dress with a silver sequined gilet (see here) while her sister Princess Beatrice … Continue reading

British Royals Mark Remembrance Day 2011

  November 15, 2011 at 1:50 am by

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Following annual tradition, the British Royal Family gathered on Sunday November 13th to mark the 2011 Remembrance Day, with a service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. The Remembrance Sunday service takes place on the second Sunday in November, to remember the men and women who have died fighting for their country. Queen Elizabeth II led the thousands in attendance in two minutes silence at 11am to honour the dead, before … Continue reading

Queen Noor Opens International Arab Children Congress

  November 14, 2011 at 4:53 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan, founder and chairperson of the board of trustees of the King Hussein Foundation, opened on November 13, 2011 the 31st International Arab Children Congress (IACC) at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. This is the first time that the IACC is celebrated outside Jordan. The ceremony commenced with an opening address on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, delivered by Dr … Continue reading

Kronprinsparets Fond Releases Christmas Album

  November 14, 2011 at 4:46 am by

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The Kronprinsparets Fond (Crown Prince Couple’s Fund), in cooperation with Universal Music, will release a Christmas album titled “Vi tenner våre lykter” (We light our lamps) on November 14, 2011, to raise money for disadvantaged young people. It contains traditional carols, as well as newly written songs, which will be performed by young Norwegian artists. Those are Ida Jenshus, Gunhild Sundli, Thomas Dybdahl, Moddi, Samsaya, Marit Larsen & Garness, Ingrid … Continue reading

Queen Noor receives the Inspiration Award

  November 9, 2011 at 8:42 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan received on November 2nd, 2011 the Inspiration Award, during the annual luncheon of the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists in the Dining Room at the United Nations. Also receiving the Inspiration Award was US actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Mia Farrow. Both women were chosen for this prize for their work in humanitarian causes, human rights and peace issues. The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund was … Continue reading

Infanta Elena Presides over Solidarity Campaign

  November 6, 2011 at 6:02 pm by

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November 2nd, 2011 – Madrid Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain presided over the launch of the XII Edition of the Solidarity Campaign, titled ‘Un Juguete, Una Ilusion’, at the Radio Television Espanola Headquarters in Madrid. The Infanta was accompanied by the Secretary-General of Health, the President of the Board of Directors of RTVE and the Regional Secretary of Tourism of the Generalitat Valenciana. The charity campaign aims to … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – September & October 2011

  November 6, 2011 at 4:01 pm by

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This is a blog entry with news from the Royal genealogy threads. This time it’s a blog entry with news from the last 2 months, September & October 2011. As always, a big thank you goes out to the contributors of the Genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies Princess Xenia Galitzina and Alberto Matta Maya had their first child, a daughter named Lidia, on September 9. Prince Antionus and Princess … Continue reading

The King’s Nieces attend the Telva Awards

  November 5, 2011 at 1:55 am by

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Their Excellencies Doña Simoneta Gomez Acebo and Doña María Zurita both attended the Telva Awards in Madrid on October 24th. The lavish red carpet fashion awards were held at the Palacio de Montalban in Madrid. Doña Simoneta is the only daughter of the King’s elder sister, Infanta Pilar; whilst Doña María is the only daughter of his younger sister, Infanta Margarita. The Gala Telva Awards Ceremony are Spain’s biggest fashion … Continue reading

Economic Mission to China, October 20-October 29

  November 3, 2011 at 2:09 am by

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Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde went for the third time on economic mission to China between October 20 and October 29, following their economic missions in 2004 and 2007. The couple started their visit in Beijing, where Prince Philippe met with Vice Premier Wang Qishan (Pic) and Princess Mathilde visited the Beijing Dance Academy (Pic). On the second day, Mathilde visited the 6th Sense-Potter’s Wheel Academy in Beijing, the tennis … Continue reading

Frederik & Mary, William & Catherine Team Up for East Africa

  November 2, 2011 at 11:15 pm by

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The Danish Crown Prince Couple today welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Copenhagen, to increase awareness for the famine currently ongoing in North-East Africa (known as the Horn of Africa).  The Duke and Duchess, William and Catherine, arrived in Copenhagen around lunchtime and headed straight over to Amalienborg for a private lunch with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary at Frederik VIII’s Palace. Photographers and members of … Continue reading

Princess Mary at Christmas Seal 2011 Launch

  October 31, 2011 at 11:58 pm by

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As she does each year, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today launched the 2011 Christmas Seal (Julemærke) at the Copenhagen City Hall. Crown Princess Mary, wearing a white blouse, grey cardigan and grey and red patterned skirt, was joined by Danish skincare ‘guru’ Ole Henriksen, who recently became an ambassador of the Julemærke. The duo revealed this year’s seal, alongside Signe Bramming, the granddaughter of the man who inspired the … Continue reading

Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – Aruba, Day 1+2

  October 31, 2011 at 9:23 pm by

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On October 28th, Queen Beatrix accompanied by Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima, started a visit to the six Caribbean Islands of the Kingdom that will end on November 06th. The Dutch Royals spent the first two days of their visit in Aruba. On Friday the 28th, the Queen and the Crown Prince Couple attended the official welcome ceremony, where the national anthems were played. After that, there was … Continue reading

Simoneta Gómez-Acebo Celebrates 43rd Birthday

  October 31, 2011 at 12:10 am by

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Her Excellency Doña Simoneta Gómez-Acebo, Grandee of Spain celebrated her 43rd birthday on Friday, October 28th. Simoneta is the only daughter of HRH Infanta Pilar of Spain and the late Don Luis Gómez-Acebo, she is also the eldest niece of HM King Juan Carlos I. María de Fatima Simoneta Luisa Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón was born on October 28th, 1968, which is also the Roman Catholic Feast of Saint Simon. … Continue reading

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