New Official Picture of the Crown Princely Family of Denmark

  November 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm by

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Just days before the official visit of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark to Australia starts, the Danish Royal Court released a new family picture of the Crown Princely Couple and their four children, 6 year old Prince Christian, 4 and a half year old Princess Isabella, and 10 month old twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine. The picture was taken by Steen Evald in Frederik VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg, and … Continue reading

Royals in Red

  November 18, 2011 at 4:12 am by

Princess Marie in Japan; October 2011

Several royals have been seen in red these days at different events. Red is not such an easy color for many to pull off, but some royals do pull it off very well. Let’s not forget that the color red is one of Fall 2011′s “It” colors. Princess Eugenie was spotted at a party in a red dress with a silver sequined gilet (see here) while her sister Princess Beatrice … Continue reading

British Royals Mark Remembrance Day 2011

  November 15, 2011 at 1:50 am by

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Following annual tradition, the British Royal Family gathered on Sunday November 13th to mark the 2011 Remembrance Day, with a service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. The Remembrance Sunday service takes place on the second Sunday in November, to remember the men and women who have died fighting for their country. Queen Elizabeth II led the thousands in attendance in two minutes silence at 11am to honour the dead, before … Continue reading

Queen Noor Opens International Arab Children Congress

  November 14, 2011 at 4:53 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan, founder and chairperson of the board of trustees of the King Hussein Foundation, opened on November 13, 2011 the 31st International Arab Children Congress (IACC) at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. This is the first time that the IACC is celebrated outside Jordan. The ceremony commenced with an opening address on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, delivered by Dr … Continue reading

Kronprinsparets Fond Releases Christmas Album

  November 14, 2011 at 4:46 am by

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The Kronprinsparets Fond (Crown Prince Couple’s Fund), in cooperation with Universal Music, will release a Christmas album titled “Vi tenner våre lykter” (We light our lamps) on November 14, 2011, to raise money for disadvantaged young people. It contains traditional carols, as well as newly written songs, which will be performed by young Norwegian artists. Those are Ida Jenshus, Gunhild Sundli, Thomas Dybdahl, Moddi, Samsaya, Marit Larsen & Garness, Ingrid … Continue reading

Queen Noor receives the Inspiration Award

  November 9, 2011 at 8:42 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan received on November 2nd, 2011 the Inspiration Award, during the annual luncheon of the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists in the Dining Room at the United Nations. Also receiving the Inspiration Award was US actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Mia Farrow. Both women were chosen for this prize for their work in humanitarian causes, human rights and peace issues. The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund was … Continue reading

Infanta Elena Presides over Solidarity Campaign

  November 6, 2011 at 6:02 pm by

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November 2nd, 2011 – Madrid Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain presided over the launch of the XII Edition of the Solidarity Campaign, titled ‘Un Juguete, Una Ilusion’, at the Radio Television Espanola Headquarters in Madrid. The Infanta was accompanied by the Secretary-General of Health, the President of the Board of Directors of RTVE and the Regional Secretary of Tourism of the Generalitat Valenciana. The charity campaign aims to … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – September & October 2011

  November 6, 2011 at 4:01 pm by

This is a blog entry with news from the Royal genealogy threads. This time it’s a blog entry with news from the last 2 months, September & October 2011. As always, a big thank you goes out to the contributors of the Genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies Princess Xenia Galitzina and Alberto Matta Maya had their first child, a daughter named Lidia, on September 9. Prince Antionus and Princess … Continue reading

The King’s Nieces attend the Telva Awards

  November 5, 2011 at 1:55 am by

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Their Excellencies Doña Simoneta Gomez Acebo and Doña María Zurita both attended the Telva Awards in Madrid on October 24th. The lavish red carpet fashion awards were held at the Palacio de Montalban in Madrid. Doña Simoneta is the only daughter of the King’s elder sister, Infanta Pilar; whilst Doña María is the only daughter of his younger sister, Infanta Margarita. The Gala Telva Awards Ceremony are Spain’s biggest fashion … Continue reading

Economic Mission to China, October 20-October 29

  November 3, 2011 at 2:09 am by

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Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde went for the third time on economic mission to China between October 20 and October 29, following their economic missions in 2004 and 2007. The couple started their visit in Beijing, where Prince Philippe met with Vice Premier Wang Qishan (Pic) and Princess Mathilde visited the Beijing Dance Academy (Pic). On the second day, Mathilde visited the 6th Sense-Potter’s Wheel Academy in Beijing, the tennis … Continue reading

Frederik & Mary, William & Catherine Team Up for East Africa

  November 2, 2011 at 11:15 pm by

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The Danish Crown Prince Couple today welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Copenhagen, to increase awareness for the famine currently ongoing in North-East Africa (known as the Horn of Africa).  The Duke and Duchess, William and Catherine, arrived in Copenhagen around lunchtime and headed straight over to Amalienborg for a private lunch with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary at Frederik VIII’s Palace. Photographers and members of … Continue reading

Princess Mary at Christmas Seal 2011 Launch

  October 31, 2011 at 11:58 pm by

The logo of the Julemærkefonden

As she does each year, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today launched the 2011 Christmas Seal (Julemærke) at the Copenhagen City Hall. Crown Princess Mary, wearing a white blouse, grey cardigan and grey and red patterned skirt, was joined by Danish skincare ‘guru’ Ole Henriksen, who recently became an ambassador of the Julemærke. The duo revealed this year’s seal, alongside Signe Bramming, the granddaughter of the man who inspired the … Continue reading

Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – Aruba, Day 1+2

  October 31, 2011 at 9:23 pm by

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On October 28th, Queen Beatrix accompanied by Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima, started a visit to the six Caribbean Islands of the Kingdom that will end on November 06th. The Dutch Royals spent the first two days of their visit in Aruba. On Friday the 28th, the Queen and the Crown Prince Couple attended the official welcome ceremony, where the national anthems were played. After that, there was … Continue reading

Simoneta Gómez-Acebo Celebrates 43rd Birthday

  October 31, 2011 at 12:10 am by

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Her Excellency Doña Simoneta Gómez-Acebo, Grandee of Spain celebrated her 43rd birthday on Friday, October 28th. Simoneta is the only daughter of HRH Infanta Pilar of Spain and the late Don Luis Gómez-Acebo, she is also the eldest niece of HM King Juan Carlos I. María de Fatima Simoneta Luisa Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón was born on October 28th, 1968, which is also the Roman Catholic Feast of Saint Simon. … Continue reading

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

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