Danish Opening of Parliament 2011

  October 4, 2011 at 11:58 pm by

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The Danish Royal Family today attended the opening of the 2011 Session of the Danish Parliament, at Christiansborg Palace. Princess Benedikte, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were the first to arrive, as per tradition; followed by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. The royals were greeted by members of the Presidium of the Parliament, who were assembled on the flight of stairs leading into Christiansborg. Then, Queen Margrethe II … Continue reading

Crown Princess Máxima in Mexico for G20 Meeting

  October 4, 2011 at 11:32 pm by

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From September 30 to October 01, Princess Máxima was in Riviera Maya, Mexico, to be present at the activities of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), as honorary chairman and United Nations adviser for inclusive finance. On September 30, The Princess opened the first GPFI G20 Forum with Mexican President Calderon. During the forum, Princess Máxima spoke to the participants at the conference, who were governors of central banks. … Continue reading

14th Wedding Anniversary of The Duke & Duchess of Palma de Mallorca

  October 4, 2011 at 11:20 pm by

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On October 4th, 1997 Her Royal Highness The Infanta Cristina of Spain married Basque sportsman Iñaki Urdangarín Liebaert in Barcelona. The couple’s engagement was announced on May 3rd, 1997 at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. The King confered the title of Duchess of Palma de Mallorca for life on Infanta Cristina. Her future husband would therefore be styled, ‘His Excellency Don Iñaki, Duke of Palma de Mallorca’. The wedding mass … Continue reading

Danish Royals Out and About Before Opening of Parliament Tomorrow

  October 3, 2011 at 11:53 pm by

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Several members of the Danish Royal Family have been out and about on official business, ahead of the opening of the 2011 Danish Parliamentary Session tomorrow, October 4th. On Saturday, October 1st, Princess Marie continued with her civil defence training, by participating in an international rescue training course. The course took place at the Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) Technical College in Tinglev, which is around half an hour’s drive … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, September Events

  October 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm by

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  September 2nd; Crown Princess Victoria attended the 75-year anniversary of the Swedish National Union of Local Government Officers at Stockholm City Hall on Friday evening. September 5th; Prince Daniel participated in a UNICEF fundraising event at Operakällaren. That morning a breakfast seminar was held for celebrities before golf tournament Operakällaren Trophy. The contest, in which a host of familiar names like Mats Sundin, Hans Fahlen, Peppe Eng, Ernst Billgren … Continue reading

British Royal Family – September Events

  October 3, 2011 at 3:19 pm by

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  3rd September 2011 The Queen and David Cameron attended the annual Braemar Gathering along with Prince Philip.  The Prince of Wales as Royal Colonel of The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, attended a Colours Parade and Families Day at Fort George, Inverness. 4th September 2011 Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh attended the Sunday service at Crathie Kirk near Balmoral, where they are currently … Continue reading

Princess Amira in the States

  October 3, 2011 at 7:48 am by

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During her trip to the United States of America, Princess Amira Al-Taweel, the Vice Chairwoman of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation (which is chaired by her husband, HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud) took part in various interviews by different media channels, discussing topics such as the empowerment of women, as well as her active role in philanthropy. Princess Amira was interviewed by Piers Morgan for CNN, Margaret … Continue reading

Juan Urdangarín y de Borbón turns 12

  October 3, 2011 at 7:38 am by

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His Excellency Don Juan Urdangarín y de Borbón, Grande de España, celebrated his 12th birthday late last week. Don Juan Urdangarín is the eldest son of HRH The Infanta Cristina of Spain and HE Don Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca. His Excellency is the second eldest grandson of Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, and is currently eighth in the line of succession to the … Continue reading

Heir for the Georgian Dynasty born in Madrid

  September 30, 2011 at 2:36 am by

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The Georgian Royal House announced two days ago that an heir for the dynasty has been born, to Prince David and Princess Anna Bagrationi Mukhran Batonishvili. Prince David is the current Head of the Royal House. The couple’s first child, a son, was born at 22:40 local time on September 27th, in Madrid. The infant has been named and will be styled, His Royal Highness The Prince Giorgi Bagration Bagrationi. … Continue reading

Enactments & Engagements at The Zarzuela Palace

  September 30, 2011 at 12:06 am by

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Madrid, Tuesday September 27th, 2011 His Majesty The King had a busy day at his Madrid residence, The Zarzuela Palace, on Tuesday. The day started at the Audience Hall of the Palace of Zarzuela, where His Majesty gave his signature and endorsed the amendment to Section 135 of the Spanish Constitution. Her Majesty The Queen and the Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Zapatero, were also present. King Juan Carlos I then … Continue reading

Queen Rania’s School and Charitable Tour

  September 28, 2011 at 9:12 am by

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On September 27, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah paid a visit to Aysha Al Baounieh Elementary School for Girls and the Al Amani Charitable Society, during her tour of the town Anjara in the Governorate of Ajloun in Jordan. During the school visit, Her Majesty was welcomed by students and teachers. She also took sometime to talk with them and listen to their concerns about the school and changes … Continue reading

Princess Astrid and Her Two Oldest Children in New York

  September 28, 2011 at 7:56 am by

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Princess Astrid, as special representative of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, was in New York from September 18 until September 21. She attended several events together with her oldest children who live in New York. Prince Amedeo has been working for two years for Deloitte and Princess Maria Laura is currently doing a four-month internship at the Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations in New York. On September … Continue reading

Crown Princess Máxima: Two-Day Meeting in Washington

  September 26, 2011 at 9:31 pm by

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From 23 to 25 September, Princess Maxima was in Washington to attend the autumn meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, in her role as special advocate for the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. On Friday September 23, the Princess attended a forum titled “Financial Inclusion, Advancing the Global Challenge,” along with Dr. H.P.M. Knapen, the Dutch Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Princess Maxima also was … Continue reading

Saudi Monarch gives Women Right to Vote

  September 25, 2011 at 8:47 pm by

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For the first time in his Kingdom’s history, King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud has given Saudi women the right to participate in future municipal elections. The 87-year-old monarch made his announcement in his annual message at the Shura Council. He said, “Starting with the next term, women will have the right to run in municipal elections and to choose candidates, according to Islamic principles,” adding, “We have decided that … Continue reading

Queen and Duke of Edinburgh Heading to Australia

  September 25, 2011 at 7:00 am by

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Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh are set to undertake their sixteenth official visit to Australia in the tail end of October, as was announced by Buckingham Palace and the Australian Prime Minister’s office this week. The purpose of the visit is for the Queen to open the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which will be held in Perth beginning on October 26th. The meeting will … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Salma at the UN Meeting on NCDs in New York

  September 25, 2011 at 6:21 am by

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Princess Lalla Salma attended the opening of the high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), a meeting marked by the speeches of the President of the 66th General Assembly session, the UN Secretary General, the WHO Secretary General and Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, Director General of King Hussein Foundation, who addressed the meeting in her capacity as representative of the civil society. The meeting will address the means to prevent … Continue reading

Swedish Opening of Parliament 2011

  September 24, 2011 at 4:28 am by

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King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine attended a church service in Great Cathedral before the opening of the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm on September 15, 2011. There is a tradition at the Church Service for the royal ladies to wear black. The tradition was re-introduced after the opening of parliament became a little too casual for the tastes of the royal … Continue reading

Queen Sofia at Concert by the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra

  September 24, 2011 at 12:24 am by

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Madrid, Thursday September 22nd, 2011. Her Majesty The Queen attended a concert performed by the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Music Auditorium in Madrid. Queen Sofia was accompanied to the concert by her younger sister, Her Royal Highness Princess Irene of Greece. The Queen and her sister were greeted by the director of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr Zubin Mehta. Both Queen Sofia and Princess Irene are longtime lovers … Continue reading

Princess Maxima: Musical Afternoon with her Little Girls

  September 23, 2011 at 5:56 pm by

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On Wednesday afternoon, September 21, Crown Princess Maxima went out with her three daughters Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, to see the premiere of the Musical “Fantasia” in Amstelveen. The Musical is about the adventures of Geronimo Stilton. He’s a journalist and editor of the newspaper The Rodent’s Gazette and lives in New Mouse City on Mouse Island. Geronimo Stilton is the main character of a best-selling children’s … Continue reading

Felipe & Letizia attend Journalism Award Ceremony

  September 23, 2011 at 8:06 am by

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Madrid, Thursday September 22nd, 2011. Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias have attended the Luis Carandell Journalism Awards Ceremony and luncheon. The Ceremony took place at the Palacio del Senado, or the Senate Building, in Madrid, which is not too far from the Royal Palace. Their Royal Highnesses were greeted at the Palacio’s entrace by the President of the Senate, Javier Rojo. The Prince and Princess presided … Continue reading

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