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

Archduke Felix of Austria Has Died

  September 7, 2011 at 12:31 pm by

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HIRH Archduke Felix of Austria died on September 6, 2011. The Archduke was born on May 31, 1916, as third son and foureth child of Emperor Karl of Austria, King of Hungary, and his wife, née Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma. The Archduke was the last surviving child of the late Emperor and late Empress. Archduke Felix was married to the late Archduchess Anna-Eugénie, née Princess of Arenberg, Duchess of Arenberg, … Continue reading

Prince & Princess of Asturias At Opening Ceremony of Telecom Meeting

  September 7, 2011 at 2:46 am by

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It was back to work today for Don Felipe and Doña Letizia after their summer holiday. Earlier today, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias arrived at the Palacio de la Magdalena in Santander to officate at the opening Ceremony of the XXV Meeting of Telecommunications. The Prince was dressed in a navy blue suit and lime green tie, whilst the Princess opted for navy blue trousers and … Continue reading

Bhutan’s King Sets Date for Royal Wedding

  September 6, 2011 at 3:25 am by

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The next royal wedding will take place on October 13th, it has been announced by the Bhutanese Royal Court. His Majesty King Jigme Khesar will marry his commoner bride, Jetsun Puma, in a traditional ceremony in Punakha, before travelling to Thimphu, where the wedding celebrations will take place at the Changlingmithang Stadium on October 15th. In the information released earlier late last week, an official symbol was also distributed, which … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos: Successful Surgery

  September 5, 2011 at 11:40 pm by

King Juan Carlos I of Spain

Earlier today His Majesty The King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, left the San José Hospital in Madrid following an operation yesterday to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon. The Palace of Zarzuela issued a statement to confirm that His Majesty The King was in good condition at The Palace of Zarzuela, where he will continue his recovery. The King’s health has been a topic of interest in recent years, … Continue reading

Spain’s Oldest Infanta

  September 5, 2011 at 11:36 pm by

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Though she may not thank for me for the title of my post, I wanted my first blog posting to feature a lesser known Spanish Royal. A maternal aunt-in-law of His Majesty King Juan Carlos, at almost 94 years she is currently the oldest member of the extended Spanish Royal Family. An Infanta of Spain by her marriage in April 1936 to the Infante Alfonso of Spain, over the years … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Aicha of Morocco Dies

  September 5, 2011 at 6:49 am by

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On Sunday the Royal House of Morocco announced the death of King Mohammed V I´s aunt, HRH Princess Lalla Aicha of Morroco, at age 81.  Lalla Aicha was born on June 17, 1930 at the Royal Palace in Rabat. She was the second daughter of the late King Mohammed V of Morocco and his first wife, Lalla Abla bint Tahar. After King Mohammed V´s death, her brother, the late King Hassan … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien at the 2011 Beijing International Book Fair

  September 3, 2011 at 6:33 pm by

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Princess Laurentien was present at the inauguration of the 18th Beijing International Book Fair in Beijing, capital of China. The five-day book fair started on August 31 and will end on September 04. The Netherlands is guest of honour at this year’s Beijing International Book Fair. At the book fair in China, on August 31, Princess Laurentien launched the Chinese edition of her children’s book “Mr. Finney en de wereld … Continue reading

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