Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Appointed as New Heir

  October 28, 2011 at 8:19 am by

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The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has appointed his brother, Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, as Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior. According to the Saudi press agency, SPA, the monarch issued his royal order after notifying the Chief and members of the Allegiance-Pledge Commission about his choice during a meeting held at his palace in Riyadh earlier. Crown Prince Nayef … Continue reading

The Prince of Asturias Awards 2011

  October 27, 2011 at 10:39 pm by

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The 2011 prestigious Prince of Asturias Awards took place last Friday October 21st, 2011 in Oviedo, the historical capital of the Principality of Asturias. Shortly before noon on Thursday, both Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia granted a series of audiences at the Council Room of the Reconquista Hotel in Oviedo. Later that evening, the Prince and Princess of Asturias attended a concert at the Prince Felipe Auditorium. The awards ceremony took place on Friday … Continue reading

Jordanian Royals attend Opening of Parliament

  October 27, 2011 at 6:42 am by

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His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan opened today the second ordinary session of the kingdom’s 16th parliament. The ceremony started with a 21-gun salute welcoming the arrival of King Abdullah and his son, Crown Prince Hussein to the parliament building in Amman. Then His Majesty delivered his speech from the throne to the Senators (“Majlis al-Aayan”) and Chamber of Deputies (“Majlis al-Nuwaab”) in presence of his wife Queen Rania, … Continue reading

Cambridges to Visit Copenhagen

  October 26, 2011 at 8:48 am by

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Clarence House and the Danish Royal Court announced a short time ago that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be visiting Copenhagen on November 2nd. The couple will first have a private lunch with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary at Frederik VIII’s Palace in Amalienborg, before the group pays a visit to the UNICEF emergency distribution centre in the Danish capital. The purpose of the visit is … Continue reading

Who Might be Saudi’s Next Heir?

  October 26, 2011 at 4:34 am by

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Since the death of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Sultan on Saturday, the seat of Crown Prince has been empty. King Abdullah is to name a Crown Prince today or in the next few days, which will be chosen through the “allegiance council,” established by King Abdullah in 2006. Even though the Crown Prince had a deputy, Interior Minister Prince Nayef, the position does not go automatically to him. The council … Continue reading

Funeral of Saudi Crown Prince

  October 25, 2011 at 11:05 pm by

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Carried by his sons and brothers, Saudi Arabia’s late Crown Prince, Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, has been buried in the Al-Oud Cemetery, the resting place of many members of his family. The funeral service, which took place at Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh, was held in presence of the late 85 year-old heir’s brother, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud. It was also attended by number of … Continue reading

Danish Crown Princely Couple in the USA, Day Five

  October 25, 2011 at 6:15 pm by

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On their final day in the United States, yesterday, October 24th, the Danish Crown Princely Couple hit the ground running early in the morning. Their first stop was to the Life Spire Inc. facility, to view the cooperation between Life Spire and Danish Team Online. Prince Frederik and Princess Mary were shown around the facility, which works to create a supportive working environment for people with disabilities, and learnt about … Continue reading

Greek Princess to Make Television Soap Debut

  October 25, 2011 at 8:18 am by

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The youngest daughter of former King Constantine II of the Hellenes is set to appear on one of the world’s most widely-known soap operas, The Bold and the Beautiful. Princess Theodora, 28, will make her debut on the show in the episode airing in the United States on December 5th, playing the role of personal secretary to the character Bill Spencer, played by Don Diamont. Her character, Alison, will be … Continue reading

Princess Elisabeth’s 10th Birthday

  October 25, 2011 at 12:05 am by

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On May 07, 2001, Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium officially announced the first pregnancy of Princess Mathilde (Image). Their first child, daughter Elisabeth Thérèse Marie Hélène, was born on October 25, 2001 at 9:58pm at the Eramus Hospital in Anderlecht, Brussels. At birth, she weighed 2.9 kg (6.4 lb) and was 49.5 cm (19.5 in) long (Image). A week after she was born, Elisabeth left the hospital with … Continue reading

Danish Crown Princely Couple in the USA, Days Two-Four

  October 23, 2011 at 11:54 pm by

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The Danish Crown Prince and his wife have continued their visit to the United States over the weekend. They spent their time between New York City and the neighbouring state of New Jersey. On Friday October 21st, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary began with a visit to the September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Centre Complex, alongside the heads of state of Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland. … Continue reading

Scandi Royals Mark American-Scandinavia Foundation Centennial

  October 23, 2011 at 2:33 am by

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Members of Scandinavia’s three royal families, along with the Presidents of their two fellow republics, have spent some time in New York City this weekend, to mark the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s centennial. Their first event was held on Thursday evening, at Scandinavia House. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and President Tarja Halonen of Finland … Continue reading

Australia’s Other Royal Visitor – Princess Birgitta

  October 23, 2011 at 1:00 am by

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh are not the only royals that are currently in Australia – Princess Birgitta of Sweden and Hohenzollern is also visiting the country. The Princess is spending four days in the Sydney area, marking the 100th anniversary of the Swedish-Australian Chamber of Commerce (SACC). Princess Birgitta arrived on October 19th, sans a large security detail, later telling The Mosman Daily that she prefers … Continue reading

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Dies

  October 22, 2011 at 4:19 am by

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The Royal Saudi Court announced this Saturday the death of 85 year old Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud,Saudi Arabia’s deputy Prime Minister and minister of defense and aviation. The Royal Court statement said, “With deep sorrow and grief, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud announced that his brother and faithful Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister … Continue reading

Danish Crown Princely Couple in the USA, Day One

  October 21, 2011 at 8:54 am by

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Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary spent their first day in the United States yesterday, the couple however had seperate agendas. The Crown Prince was in Boston, Massachusetts, where he opened the ‘Danish Connected Care’ portion of the Connected Health Syposium. The aim of the symposium is for various leading Danish healthcare companies to provide knowledge and their designs in relation to digital healthcare. Prince Frederik gave a keynote … Continue reading

Oman to Choose Successor

  October 20, 2011 at 5:35 am by

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After many years with no successor to the Omani throne, Sultan Qaboos has issued a degree to allow the ruling family to choose a successor for him, in the event of a power vacancy of three days. Oman’s news agency reported, “The ruling family council will determine the person to whom power should be transferred, within three days following the vacancy in the position of the Sultan.” The degree went … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip Arrive in Australia, Visit Canberra

  October 20, 2011 at 5:09 am by

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Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Australia yesterday, beginning their eleven-day official visit. The royal couple arrived in the nation’s capital, Canberra, yesterday afternoon. The Queen and The Duke were greeted at Canberra’s RAAF Fairbairn Base by Governor-General Quentin Bryce and Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The Australian Federation Guard military band played God Save The Queen, while a 21-gun salute sounded a short distance away. Wearing … Continue reading

Cameron Proposes Changes to Succession

  October 17, 2011 at 11:42 pm by

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The hot topic amongst British royal watchers going into this week is Prime Minister David Cameron’s October 12th reveal that he has proposed changes to 1701 Act of Succession, which determines the line of succession to the British throne. The proposed changes would install equal primogeniture into the line of succession – meaning that a first-born child would be heir, regardless of gender – and would abolish the Catholic clause, … Continue reading

Spanish Royal Family Celebrate National Day 2011

  October 17, 2011 at 10:43 pm by

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On October 12th, the Spanish Royal Family presided over the annual National Day celebrations in Madrid. Members of the Royal Family present this year were the King and Queen, the Prince and Princess of Asturias, Infanta Elena and the Duke and Duchess of Palma de Mallorca. The celebrations started with a military parade in Madrid, during which His Majesty The King saluted members of the Spanish Armed Forces. By all … Continue reading

Second Child for Peter and Autumn Phillips

  October 15, 2011 at 5:01 am by

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Buckingham Palace has confirmed that The Princess Royal’s son, Peter Phillips, and his wife Autumn are expecting their second child. The news was broken earlier today, London time, by the BBC. Autumn is expected to give birth in March 2012, providing Queen Elizabeth II with a diamond jubilee baby – perhaps fittingly from her silver jubilee baby (Peter was born in 1977, the year which marked the Queen’s twenty-fifth anniversary … Continue reading

Bhutan’s King Marries in Colourful Ceremony

  October 13, 2011 at 7:23 am by

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The King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, has married his 21-year-old fiancé in a ceremony today in the city of Punakha. The wedding ceremony began at 8:20am, local time, when the King exited the Royal Palace en route to the 500-year-old Punakha Dzong, the nation’s second oldest monastery. He was followed a short time later by his bride, Jetsun Pema, who was at the end of an elaborate procession … Continue reading

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