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

From the Royal Genealogy threads – December 2011

  January 1, 2012 at 12:01 am by

This is the monthly blog entry with news from the Royal genealogy threads. This time it’s a blog entry with news from December 2011. As always, a big thank you goes out to the contributors of the Genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein and Philipp von Lattorff had their 7th child and 2nd son, Maximilian on 17 december. The couple are also parents to Lukas, Elisabeth, … Continue reading

Princess Charlène to Visit Australia Next March

  December 30, 2011 at 8:27 am by

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When the Grace Kelly: Icon of Style exhibition opens at the Bendigo Art Gallery in Victoria next March, it will have a VIP guest: HSH Princess Charlène of Monaco. Princess Charlène will officially open the exhibition prior to its opening to the public on March 11th. The travelling exhibition will be exhibited exclusively in Bendigo, two hours north-west of Melbourne, during its Australian leg. Grace Kelly: Icon of Style features … Continue reading

New Interview with Princess Marie

  December 30, 2011 at 12:37 am by

Princess Marie of Denmark at Schackenborg Palace; 06-12-2011

HRH Princess Marie of Denmark has given an interview to Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten recently. The interview also featured a new series of photographs of the Princess. In the interview, which took place at Schackenborg Palace on December 6th, Princess Marie discusses her selection of patronages, life between Schackenborg and Copenhagen, and being a royal mother. Some excerpts of the interview are below: On her patronages: “The biggest priviledge is … Continue reading

Infanta Elena turns 48

  December 29, 2011 at 10:45 pm by

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On December 20th, Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain, the Duchess of Lugo celebrated her 48th birthday. The eldest daughter of Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain was born in 1963 in Madrid. The Infanta was baptised at the Zarzuela Palace and given the names Elena María Isabel Dominica de Silos de Borbon y Grecia. Infante Alfonso de Orléans, Duke of Galliera and the … Continue reading

Nobel Prize Awards Fashion 2011

  December 25, 2011 at 6:33 am by

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The year is coming to an end and one of the last big events in the royal calender has been the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Oslo and Stockholm. Let’s take a look back at the royal ladies’ Nobel Prize fashion 2011! Oslo: For the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony in Oslo, December 10, Queen Sonja chose a coral red skirt suit and quite an outstanding hat in matching … Continue reading

Prince Philip Recovering from Heart Surgery

  December 24, 2011 at 4:30 am by

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh is currently recovering from heart surgery at Papworth Cardiothoracic Hospital in Cambridgeshire, England, after he was admitted there last night, local time. Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Duke had been admitted to the hospital after having chest pains while at the Royal Family’s Sandringham House estate. Prince Philip was flown to the hospital in a helicopter. Doctors at the hospital, renowned for its cardiothoracic facilities, … Continue reading

Double Engagement in the House of Habsburg

  December 23, 2011 at 6:36 am by

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2 sons of Archduke Carl Christian of Austria and his wife née Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg, officially celebrated their respective engagements on 22 December in Brussels, Belgium. Archduke Imre got engaged to Kathleen Walker and Archduke Christoph got engaged to Adélaïde Drapé-Frisch. Archduchess Marie Astrid is the first child of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and of his wife, the late Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte, née Princess of Belgium. Archduke Carl … Continue reading

Danish and Spanish Royals Release Annual Christmas Cards

  December 22, 2011 at 8:42 am by

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The Danish and Spanish Royal Courts have released their annual Christmas cards. Both sets were released last week. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik chose a photograph of themselves in Greenland earlier this year as their card, and the Crown Princely Couple featured a black and white snap of their four children – Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – for their Christmas greeting. The Crown Princely … Continue reading

Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein Gives Birth to a Boy

  December 22, 2011 at 5:55 am by

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Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein and Philipp von Lattorff had their 7th child and 2nd son on 17 December 2011. The newborn was named Maximilian. The couple is also parents to Lukas (2000), Elisabeth (2002), Marie Therese (2004), Camilla (2005), Anna (2007) and Sophia (2009). The Princess is the only daughter of Fürst Hans-Adam II and his wife, Fürstin Marie, née Countess Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau. In addition to Princess Tatjana, the Fürst … Continue reading

Danish Royal Court Renews Official Website

  December 21, 2011 at 8:33 am by

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The Danish Royal Court has renewed and improved the official website of the Danish Royal family. In addition, they removed the website of the Danish Crown Prince Couple and instead added a link to the new official website. The new website might take a little getting used to with the new design, but once your adjusted, you will be pleased. The main page (in Danish) is devided in “News”, “Calendar” and … Continue reading

‘God Jul’ from the Norwegian Royal Family

  December 20, 2011 at 9:48 pm by

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On Monday December 19th, the traditional Christmas shoot took place at the Royal Palace. This year, photos of the Royal Couple together with the Crown Prince Family were taken in the Red Parlour. Queen Sonja read “Hvordan snøen fikk farge” (“How the snow got colour”), an old tale retold by Dan Lindholm. Prince Sverre Magnus was quite interested in the Christmas tree and couldn’t sit still, while Princess Ingrid Alexandra … Continue reading

Happy Holidays from The Royal Forums

  December 20, 2011 at 9:00 pm by

On behalf of the team at The Royal Forums and The Royal Forums Blog, we would like to wish all our members and readers a safe and happy holidays, and an exciting start to 2012! We would like to thank all our members who contribute to the Forums and the blog to make it the place it is, and look forward to ‘seeing’ you all again in the New Year. … Continue reading

The Cambridges & Prince Harry attend The Millies

  December 19, 2011 at 11:29 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at the Sun Military Awards; 19-12-2011

Earlier this evening, London time, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry of Wales attended The Sun Military Awards at the Imperial War Museum. The royal trio walked the red carpet to the delight of photographers, with the Duchess braving London’s 7°C night without a coat or shawl to cover her bare shoulders. Catherine wore a black velvet strapless evening gown designed by Alexander McQueen, and debuted … Continue reading

Countess Alexandra at Choir Christmas Concert

  December 19, 2011 at 7:50 pm by

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Yesterday, HE Countess Alexandra stepped out to support one of her long-time patronages, the Danish National Girls Choir. Each year, the choir – also known as the Danish Radio Girls’ Choir – puts together a Christmas concert at Copenhagen’s Concert Hall, and the Countess is usually in attendance. This year, she brought along her husband, Mr Martin Jørgensen, and her two sons, TH Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix. Countess Alexandra … Continue reading

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