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

Crown Princess Máxima in Rome

  October 10, 2011 at 8:55 am by

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On Thursday October 6th, Princess Máxima was in Rome, Italy to open the Mondrian exhibition at the Complesso del Vittoriano Museum. The exibition is called “L’Armonia Perfetta” (Perfect Harmony), and shows works made by Mondrian and Dutch contemporary artists. Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) was a Dutch pinter and one of the contributors of the neoplasticism movement, founded in 1917. At the exibition, there are 70 works of the Dutch artist. His … Continue reading

Carlos Zurita’s 68th Birthday

  October 10, 2011 at 8:41 am by

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His Excellency Don Carlos Zurita, the Duke Consort of Soria and Hernani, Grande de España celebrated his 68th birthday yesterday, Sunday October 9th. Don Carlos Zurita is the husband of The Infanta Margarita of Spain and thus a brother-in-law of His Majesty The King. Born Carlos Emilio Juan Zurita y Delgado in Malaga in October 1943, he married the younger sister of King Juan Carlos on October 12th, 1972 at … Continue reading

Both Sides to October 5th in Portuguese History

  October 7, 2011 at 7:35 am by

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The fifth of October is a national holiday in Portugal, for most people it’s the day that in 1910 King Manuel II was deposed and the Portuguese republic was proclaimed. But for Portuguese Monarchists, October fifth is a holiday because it is the day that in 1143, Portugal was officially recognized as an independent country with the treaty of Zamora. On that day at the Cathedral of Zamora, King Alfonso … Continue reading

Danish Opening of Parliament 2011

  October 4, 2011 at 11:58 pm by

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The Danish Royal Family today attended the opening of the 2011 Session of the Danish Parliament, at Christiansborg Palace. Princess Benedikte, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were the first to arrive, as per tradition; followed by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. The royals were greeted by members of the Presidium of the Parliament, who were assembled on the flight of stairs leading into Christiansborg. Then, Queen Margrethe II … Continue reading

Crown Princess Máxima in Mexico for G20 Meeting

  October 4, 2011 at 11:32 pm by

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From September 30 to October 01, Princess Máxima was in Riviera Maya, Mexico, to be present at the activities of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), as honorary chairman and United Nations adviser for inclusive finance. On September 30, The Princess opened the first GPFI G20 Forum with Mexican President Calderon. During the forum, Princess Máxima spoke to the participants at the conference, who were governors of central banks. … Continue reading

14th Wedding Anniversary of The Duke & Duchess of Palma de Mallorca

  October 4, 2011 at 11:20 pm by

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On October 4th, 1997 Her Royal Highness The Infanta Cristina of Spain married Basque sportsman Iñaki Urdangarín Liebaert in Barcelona. The couple’s engagement was announced on May 3rd, 1997 at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. The King confered the title of Duchess of Palma de Mallorca for life on Infanta Cristina. Her future husband would therefore be styled, ‘His Excellency Don Iñaki, Duke of Palma de Mallorca’. The wedding mass … Continue reading

Danish Royals Out and About Before Opening of Parliament Tomorrow

  October 3, 2011 at 11:53 pm by

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Several members of the Danish Royal Family have been out and about on official business, ahead of the opening of the 2011 Danish Parliamentary Session tomorrow, October 4th. On Saturday, October 1st, Princess Marie continued with her civil defence training, by participating in an international rescue training course. The course took place at the Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) Technical College in Tinglev, which is around half an hour’s drive … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, September Events

  October 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm by

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  September 2nd; Crown Princess Victoria attended the 75-year anniversary of the Swedish National Union of Local Government Officers at Stockholm City Hall on Friday evening. September 5th; Prince Daniel participated in a UNICEF fundraising event at Operakällaren. That morning a breakfast seminar was held for celebrities before golf tournament Operakällaren Trophy. The contest, in which a host of familiar names like Mats Sundin, Hans Fahlen, Peppe Eng, Ernst Billgren … Continue reading

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