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

Swedish Royal Family Opening Parliament,

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

María Zurita’s 36th Birthday

  September 22, 2011 at 9:12 am by

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Her Excellency Doña María Zurita, Grande de España, celebrated her 36th bithday last weekend. María Sofía Emilia Carmen Zurita y de Borbón was born in Madrid, Spain on September 16th, 1976. She is the only daughter of Infanta Margarita of Spain, Duchess of Soria and Hernani, and Don Carlos Zurita, Duke of Soria and Hernani. María has an older brother, His Excellency Don Alfonso Zurita. The youngest niece of His … Continue reading

Victoria and Daniel Visit Finland, Day Two

  September 22, 2011 at 9:00 am by

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The Crown Prince and Prince of Sweden have settled back into Haga Palace, following their two-day visit to Finland earlier this week (read about day one here). On September 20th, the couple Logomo, where they viewed three exhibitions as part of Turku’s ‘Capital of Culture’ year. The exhibitions were named “Only A Game”, “Fire” and “Alice in Wonderland”; Victoria and Daniel then moved on to visit the city’s main library, … Continue reading

Prinsjesdag 2011

  September 21, 2011 at 12:47 am by

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Like every year, the Dutch Royal Family has celebrated the traditional opening of parliament: Prinsjesdag. The Royal Family left Noordeinde Palace in the Golden Carriage at 13:00, heading for the Knight’s Hall. The first to arrive at the Parliament Building were Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, and Prince Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven; followed by Queen Beatrix, who was accompanied by Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Máxima. Present … Continue reading

Danish Crown Princely Couple to Visit Australia in November

  September 20, 2011 at 1:42 am by

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The Danish Royal Court today officially announced that Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary will partake in an official visit to Australia in November this year. The news was first broken in May, on the ‘Bright Green Denmark’ website, the business delegation who will be accompanying the couple on the visit. The Crown Prince and Princess will visit Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne, between November 19th and November 26th. According … Continue reading

Victoria & Daniel Visit Finland, Day One

  September 20, 2011 at 12:26 am by

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Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are currently on a two-day visit to neighbouring Finland. The couple are visiting the city of Turku, where they began yesterday morning by arriving at the Forum Marinum Maritime Centre to visit the Tre Kronor brig. At the Maritime Centre, the Crown Princess unveiled a silver plate to mark Finland’s position as one of the protectors of the Baltic Sea. A short time … Continue reading

Van Vollenhovens at Red Cross Event

  September 13, 2011 at 5:28 am by

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The adult members of the van Vollenhoven family yesterday attended a charity evening at the Carré Royal Theatre in Amsterdam, to mark the foundation of the Dutch Red Cross‘ ‘Prinses Margriet Fonds’ (Princess Margriet Fund). The guest of honour, Princess Margriet, arrived with her husband, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven; three of the couple’s four sons, Princes Maurits, Bernhard and Floris, also attended with their respective wives, Marilène, Annette and Aimée. … Continue reading

Felipe & Letizia attend 9/11 Memorial in Madrid

  September 12, 2011 at 11:45 pm by

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Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias yesterday attended a 9/11 memorial in Madrid, to mark the tenth anniversary of the attacks in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. The memorial took place at the Juan Carlos I Park in Madrid, also present were the US Ambassador and his wife, as well as the Mayor of Madrid. Ten American oak trees were planted during the ceremony, one for … Continue reading

The Royals and Ground Zero: 9/11 Ten Years On

  September 11, 2011 at 6:38 am by

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum

It was the moment which caused the world to stand still – 08:46 local time, September 11th, 2001, New York City. The World Trade Centre’s North Tower is hit by an American Airlines flight from Boston, en route to Los Angeles. The words “hijacking”, “terrorism” and “9/11″ are from that moment forever imprinted in the minds of the world’s population. Less than twenty minutes later, it becomes clear that this … Continue reading

Victoria Federica de Marichalar y Borbón Celebrates her 11th Birthday

  September 11, 2011 at 5:46 am by

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Her Excellency Doña Victoria Federica de Marichalar y Borbón celebrated her 11th bithday on September 9th. Doña Victoria is the only daughter of HRH The Infanta Elena of Spain, Duchess of Lugo and Don Jaime de Marichalar. She was born in Madrid. She is the eldest granddaughter of Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, and as such, she is currently sixth in the line of … Continue reading

Portuguese Royal Family Summer Events

  September 10, 2011 at 9:38 am by

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Although the House of Bragança has not ruled in Portugal in over 100 years, that does not mean they are not busy! On the contrary, the family has partaken in many events at home and abroad this summer. They also attended events of other royal houses, including funerals and weddings. To kick off the social season in Portugal, Dom Duarte and Isabel presided over the 11th annual Madeira Flower Ball, … Continue reading

Felipe & Letizia attend Gala Dinner in Madrid

  September 10, 2011 at 9:23 am by

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On September 8th, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias attended a gala dinner at the Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Expansión newspaper. Also attending were members of the Spanish Government and leading business people. During the gala dinner, a speech was given by The Prince of Asturias, where the Prince expressed his confidence in the Spanish to overcome “painstakingly” the … Continue reading

Official Dinner at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

  September 9, 2011 at 2:29 pm by

Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel

On Thursday 8 September, His Majesty King Carl Gustav and Her Majesty Queen Silvia hosted an official dinner at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. This is the third official dinner of the year. Guests included representatives from the diplomatic corps, the Swedish parliament, the government, counties and authorities, as well as from the Swedish business community, science, culture and sport. The approximately 150 guests were received and welcomed by The … Continue reading

Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel – July/August Events

  September 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm by

Swedish Coat of Arms

13th July – Victoria and Daniel visited Borgholm, and received two lime trees as wedding gifts. The trees were a gift from Borgholm’s municipality, and they were planted to the Borgholm market square. 23rd July – Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel attended the wedding Prince Rashid and Zina Shaban in Amman. 24th July – Victoria and Daniel attended a memorial service for the victims of the attacks in Norway. 2nd … Continue reading

First Speech for Princess Elisabeth

  September 9, 2011 at 3:04 am by

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Princess Elisabeth (9) opened, together with her parents Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde, the new children’s hospital ‘Princess Elisabeth’ in Gent on September 7. For this first official engagement of the Princess, 10 camera crews and more then 40 journalists showed up. The little Princess received flowers from a namesake, followed by a tour around the hospital. The big moment of the day for Elisabeth was her first speech saying, … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien involved in Literacy and Education

  September 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm by

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Princess Laurentien, as chairwoman of the High Level Expert Group on Literacy and UNESCO Special Envoy for Literacy, is often very interested about Literacy, Culture and Education. After returning from the Book Fair in China, attended other two events related to Literacy. On September 06, Princess Laurentien has visited the International School at The Hague. The Princess was accompanied by Mrs Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and … Continue reading

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