Princess Amira in the States

  October 3, 2011 at 7:48 am by

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During her trip to the United States of America, Princess Amira Al-Taweel, the Vice Chairwoman of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation (which is chaired by her husband, HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud) took part in various interviews by different media channels, discussing topics such as the empowerment of women, as well as her active role in philanthropy. Princess Amira was interviewed by Piers Morgan for CNN, Margaret … Continue reading

Juan Urdangarín y de Borbón turns 12

  October 3, 2011 at 7:38 am by

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His Excellency Don Juan Urdangarín y de Borbón, Grande de España, celebrated his 12th birthday late last week. Don Juan Urdangarín is the eldest son of HRH The Infanta Cristina of Spain and HE Don Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca. His Excellency is the second eldest grandson of Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, and is currently eighth in the line of succession to the … Continue reading

Heir for the Georgian Dynasty born in Madrid

  September 30, 2011 at 2:36 am by

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The Georgian Royal House announced two days ago that an heir for the dynasty has been born, to Prince David and Princess Anna Bagrationi Mukhran Batonishvili. Prince David is the current Head of the Royal House. The couple’s first child, a son, was born at 22:40 local time on September 27th, in Madrid. The infant has been named and will be styled, His Royal Highness The Prince Giorgi Bagration Bagrationi. … Continue reading

Enactments & Engagements at The Zarzuela Palace

  September 30, 2011 at 12:06 am by

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Madrid, Tuesday September 27th, 2011 His Majesty The King had a busy day at his Madrid residence, The Zarzuela Palace, on Tuesday. The day started at the Audience Hall of the Palace of Zarzuela, where His Majesty gave his signature and endorsed the amendment to Section 135 of the Spanish Constitution. Her Majesty The Queen and the Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Zapatero, were also present. King Juan Carlos I then … Continue reading

Queen Rania’s School and Charitable Tour

  September 28, 2011 at 9:12 am by

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On September 27, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah paid a visit to Aysha Al Baounieh Elementary School for Girls and the Al Amani Charitable Society, during her tour of the town Anjara in the Governorate of Ajloun in Jordan. During the school visit, Her Majesty was welcomed by students and teachers. She also took sometime to talk with them and listen to their concerns about the school and changes … Continue reading

Princess Astrid and Her Two Oldest Children in New York

  September 28, 2011 at 7:56 am by

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Princess Astrid, as special representative of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, was in New York from September 18 until September 21. She attended several events together with her oldest children who live in New York. Prince Amedeo has been working for two years for Deloitte and Princess Maria Laura is currently doing a four-month internship at the Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations in New York. On September … Continue reading

Crown Princess Máxima: Two-Day Meeting in Washington

  September 26, 2011 at 9:31 pm by

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From 23 to 25 September, Princess Maxima was in Washington to attend the autumn meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, in her role as special advocate for the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. On Friday September 23, the Princess attended a forum titled “Financial Inclusion, Advancing the Global Challenge,” along with Dr. H.P.M. Knapen, the Dutch Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Princess Maxima also was … Continue reading

Saudi Monarch gives Women Right to Vote

  September 25, 2011 at 8:47 pm by

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For the first time in his Kingdom’s history, King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud has given Saudi women the right to participate in future municipal elections. The 87-year-old monarch made his announcement in his annual message at the Shura Council. He said, “Starting with the next term, women will have the right to run in municipal elections and to choose candidates, according to Islamic principles,” adding, “We have decided that … Continue reading

Queen and Duke of Edinburgh Heading to Australia

  September 25, 2011 at 7:00 am by

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Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh are set to undertake their sixteenth official visit to Australia in the tail end of October, as was announced by Buckingham Palace and the Australian Prime Minister’s office this week. The purpose of the visit is for the Queen to open the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which will be held in Perth beginning on October 26th. The meeting will … Continue reading

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

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