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

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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

King Presides over the State Opening of the Cortes

  January 8, 2012 at 8:18 am by

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December 27th, 2011 – Madrid His Majesty King Juan Carlos I, accompanied by Her Majesty The Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias, presided over the State Opening of the Cortes on December 27th. The Royal Party arrived at the Cortes with a mounted military escort, where they were greeted by the new Prime Minister and other dignitaries. Noticably absent from the solemn opening ceremony of … Continue reading

It’s a Boy for Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid & Princess Haya

  January 7, 2012 at 3:00 pm by

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and his wife Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan have welcomed their second child on January 7, 2012. The couple welcomed a baby boy who was named Zayed. The announcement of the birth of the little Sheikh was announced on twitter by Sheikh Mohammed: “Princess Haya and I were blessed … Continue reading

Crown Prince Couple attends NHO Conference

  January 7, 2012 at 3:06 am by

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On January 5th, 2012 the annual NHO (Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise) Conference took place at the Opera and Ballet House in Oslo. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the opening and the first part of the conference. Also in attendance were the NHO President Kristin Skogen Lund, who welcomed the Crown Prince Couple, and Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. The NHO is the largest trade association for companies … Continue reading

Mohammed VI Appoints New Government

  January 6, 2012 at 1:04 am by

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After days of suspense, Morocco has a new government. Negotiations came to an end on Tuesday between party leaders, Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and the Palace, as  King Mohammed VI named a new government dominated by moderate Islamists, who won polls the monarch called early to abort Arab Spring-inspired protests. Prime Minister Benkirane, whose moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) took the most seats in the elections, will lead … Continue reading

The King’s Christmas Message

  January 4, 2012 at 11:16 pm by

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December 24, 2011 – Zarzuela Palace, Madrid On Christmas Eve, His Majesty The King delivered his annual televised Christmas address from the Zarzuela Palace. The traditional message on this, the 36th year of His Majesty’s reign, began with the King wishing everyone best wishes for peace and happiness. The main themes of this year’s Christmas message were the current economic crisis in Spain, at the end of a difficult year … Continue reading

First Patronages Announced for Duchess of Cambridge

  January 4, 2012 at 11:04 pm by

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Clarence House has revealed HRH The Duchess of Cambridge’s first four patronages. The Duchess has become the patron of Action on Addiction and the National Portrait Gallery, London; as well as royal patron of the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and The Art Room. In the past few months, the Duchess has spent time researching charities and organisations which approached her to become their patron. The St James’s Palace press release … Continue reading

Danish New Year’s Court 2012

  January 2, 2012 at 6:26 am by

Prince Henrik and Queen Margrethe at the 2012 New Year's Court; 01-01-2012

The first of the 2012 Danish New Year’s Court took place yesterday evening in Copenhagen. The New Year’s Court for the members of the Order of the Elephant, Denmark’s highest order, was held at Christian VII’s Palace, Amalienborg. HM Queen Margrethe II and TRH Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Joachim attended the gala banquet. HRH Princess Marie did not attend due to her advanced stage … Continue reading

Looking Forward to a Royal 2012

  January 1, 2012 at 12:03 am by

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What can we look forward to, Royalty wise that is, in 2012? First, the already announced Royal births. In January the birth of the second child together of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark is expected. They have a son together, Prince Henrik, and Prince Joachim has 2 sons from his first mariage, Princes Nikolai and Felix. The Duchess of Vendôme, Princess Philomena, will give birth to her and the … Continue reading

A Look Back at a Royal 2011

  January 1, 2012 at 12:02 am by

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In this blogentry, we’re looking back at a Royal 2011. Obviously, I can’t mention everything. The information below is a summery of what happened last year. Monthly summaries, the link to the blogentry “A look back at a Royal 2010″and links to the blogentries “Looking Forward to a Royal 2011″ & “- 2012″ can be found via the links at the bottem of this entry. In January, Crown Prince Billah … Continue reading

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