Cambridges attend ARK Gala

  June 9, 2011 at 11:42 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the ARK Gala

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the 10th Annual ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) Gala this evening at Perks Field, a park within the grounds of Kensington Palace, the residence which will become their official London home. During the dinner, Prince William gave speech to the guests, who paid £10,000-a head to attend. The Duke said he was very happy about the “new joint initiative between ARK and The … Continue reading

Sheikh Nasser Graduated from the Marines University

  June 9, 2011 at 4:09 am by

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Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa graduated from the Joint US Marines University in Washington DC according to the Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Sheikh Nasser thanks his father, His Majesty the King for his continuos support in continuing his studies. Sheikh Nasser also thanks his brother, the Crown Prince, for attending the graduation ceremony and for the efforts of encouraging young Bahraini’s to continue their studies in higher education in … Continue reading

Monaco Update

  June 8, 2011 at 8:34 am by

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There have been a lot of dramatic events in Monaco this year and the year is only halfway over. The worst, of course, came in March – the death of nonagenarian Princess Antoinette, Baroness de Massy. But then Prince Albert, the sovereign, and his bride-to-be, Charlene Wittstock, paid a cheerful visit to Ireland. Among the delights among the Leprechauns: a visit to the old Kelly homestead. Princess Caroline, elder sister … Continue reading

Prince Ali Officially Sworn in as FIFA Vice-President for Asia

  June 2, 2011 at 7:57 pm by

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During the FIFA Annual Congress Meeting in Zurech, His Royal Highness Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan officially took power as the FIFA Vice-President representing Asia. On this occasion, the youngest FIFA Vice President has given an interview to the Associated Press. The prince calls upon the soccer’s governing body to abandon its culture of political intrigue after a series of corruption scandals. He added “I think all of … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima’s Latest Activities

  June 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm by

Princess Maxima at the conference

On May 30, Princess Maxima was in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam to attend the conference about “Impact Investing”. Crown Princess Maxima speech in her capacity as Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. “Impact Investing” is investing in companies and projects with social and enviromental objective. The conference is being organized by SOCAP/Europe. Princess Maxima delivered the keynote address at the … Continue reading

State Visit from Luxembourg to Norway

  June 1, 2011 at 7:02 am by

State Visit from Luxembourg

On May 30th Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg arrived in Oslo for a three-days State Visit to Norway. The couple was welcomed by the Norwegian Royal couple, King Harald V and Queen Sonja, with a formal ceremony on the Palace Square. The Crown Princely couple was also in attendance. After the ceremony the Grand Ducal couple attended the traditional wreath-laying ceremon, where foreign Heads of … Continue reading

Grand Duchess’ Brother in Coma

  May 30, 2011 at 2:14 am by

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The elder brother of Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess Maria Teresa is critically ill in a Florida hospital. Antonio Mestre, 58, is currently in a coma after suffering from cardiovascular problems over the weekend. He is being monitored by doctors, and his condition has been described as “alarming” by the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Court. The Grand Duchess will travel to Florida early this week to be with her brother, meaning she will … Continue reading

Concert Celebrating Máxima’s Fortieth Birthday

  May 29, 2011 at 7:07 am by

Princess Máxima arrives for her birthday concert

While her actual birthday is on May 17th, Princess Máxima celebrated her fortieth birthday this past Friday with a concert performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The Princess is patron of the orchestra. The event took place at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and was attended by a lovely selection of royals who are family and friends of the Princess and her husband, the Prince of Orange. Also in attendance were naturally … Continue reading

Jordanian Royal Family Celebrate Independence Day

  May 26, 2011 at 10:06 am by

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Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah along with members of the royal family attended a ceremony hosted by the Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit celebrating the Kingdom’s 65th Independence Day. On the arrival of Their Majesties to the Culture Palace in Al Hussein Youth City in central Amman, they were welcomed by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah, Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit. King Abdullah … Continue reading

BBC America Royal Wedding DVD Giveaway

  May 23, 2011 at 10:24 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave Westminster Abbey following their wedding (from the BBC)

In conjunction with BBC America, The Royal Forums is giving one of our United States readers the opportunity to win a copy of the BBC’s The Royal Wedding – William and Catherine DVD. Featuring over two hours of footage, the DVD showcases the April 29 nuptials of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, from their arrivals to Westminster Abbey to their first kiss as husband and wife on the balcony … Continue reading

THAT Hat Fetches £81,000 at Auction

  May 23, 2011 at 11:26 am by

Princess Beatrice heading to Westminster Abbey for the Duke of Cambridge's wedding, 29-04-2011

The much talked about, largely unliked hat that sat atop Princess Beatrice of York’s head at the April 29 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has sold at auction for just over £81,000. Described as a “gravity-defying hat”, the Philip Treacy creation was listed on eBay last week, with the auction closing yesterday with a winning bid of exactly £81,100.01. It is unknown who the buyer was, but … Continue reading

Bhutanese King Announces Engagement

  May 22, 2011 at 5:32 am by

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The King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, announced his engagement to Jetsun Pema on Friday, May 20th during a speech which was broadcast live to his nation of just under 700,000 citizens. “As king, it is now time for me to marry,” King Jigme Khesar said in the press release, also announcing the wedding will take place in October this year. He described his fiancée as “a kind hearted … Continue reading

Princess Maxima at Work after her 40th Birthday

  May 20, 2011 at 4:35 pm by

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On May 18, the day after her 40th birthday, Princess Maxima was back at work. Princess Maxima was in IJmuiden to be present at the Money Matters parade. The parade is a traveling interactive exhibition for young and old financial awareness, on how to manage money. The Princess played with a group of children from elementary with a game made to make the children aware about the financial risk. The … Continue reading

Prince Ali visits Palestine

  May 20, 2011 at 2:40 am by

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On May 15th 2011, HRH Prince Ali bin Al Hussein was received by the Palestinian President, Mahmud Abbas in Ramallah. Prince Ali was on a one-day trip who paid a visit to the project of Al-Bireh youth academy. HRH was accompanied with FIFA President Joseph Blatter. Prince Ali made the visit to the project in his capacity of the FIFA Vice-president for Asia and Chairman of the Jordanian and West Asian football associations. Upon his return to Jordan, Prince Ali … Continue reading

“Gratulerer med dagen” – National Day in Norway

  May 17, 2011 at 8:22 am by

Gratulerer med dagen

Gratulerer med dagen, Norge! Happy Birthday, Norway. On May 17th people in Norway celebrate their National day. As every year the Norwegian Royals took part in the celebrations. In the morning the Crown Prince family greeted the Asker municipality children’s parade at Skaugum – the family’s residence. It’s an old tradition that the family of the heir to the throne meets the parade at Skaugum. The Crown Prince and his … Continue reading

New Portraits to Mark Máxima’s 40th Birthday

  May 17, 2011 at 5:26 am by

Princess Máxima of the Netherlands

Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands today celebrates her fortieth birthday. To mark the occassion, the Princess gave an interview and photo session with Dutch newspaper magazine AD. A series of portraits were taken in late April by Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf, at Noordeinde Palace. The collection of portraits features both formal gala and informal images, representing the facets of the Princess’ professional life. The editor of AD, … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Salma Voted Most Elegant Woman at Royal Wedding

  May 16, 2011 at 9:33 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on April 29, 2011 in London

If you watched the recent royal wedding, you might have caught a glimpse of Morocco’s Princess Lalla Salma, wife of King Mohamed VI. Readers of the UK’s celebrity magazine Hello! have voted the Fez-born princess as the most elegant woman at the wedding in London on 29 April. “The North African beauty — dressed in a pale pink and gold caftan, the traditional clothing of her native country — easily … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe Shines in Pink During State Visit

  May 16, 2011 at 12:53 am by

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As a two-day State Visit from South Korea started, Denmark’s Queen Margrethe decided to wear pink and only pink. During the welcome ceremony, Queen Margrethe wore a pink suit matched with a pink hat see here. Later on that night, Queen Margrethe hosted a dinner banquet for the South Korean President and his wife, where she wore a pink evening gown see here. One could say she looked like a … Continue reading

State Visit to Croatia

  May 13, 2011 at 11:39 am by

State Visit to Croatia

Two days after finishing their 2-day State Visit to Slovenia, King Harald and Queen Sonja began their State Visit to Slovenia’s bordering country, Croatia. They were welcomed by Croatia’s President Ivo Josipović and Dr Tatjana Josipović outside the Presidential Palace in Zagreb on May 12th. The visit started with an official reception and the exchanging of gifts at the Palace – called Villa Zagorje. Later the day King Harald met … Continue reading

Former Romanian King Breaks Ties with German Princely House

  May 12, 2011 at 11:15 am by

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King Michael I, the 89-year-old former King of Romania, issued a royal decree on Tuesday May 10th, stating that the Romanian Royal Family would no longer be connected to the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, the German Princely House from whom the royal family descends. A press release issued by the royal family stated that the King had decided to break  all “historic and dynastic links” with the Hohenzollerns, and that the … Continue reading

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