Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien and Princess Astrid Attend Award Ceremony

  February 10, 2011 at 5:14 am by

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On Tuesday February 08, Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien and Princess Astrid were at the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels to attend the ECF Routes Princess Margriet Award. This award from the European Cultural Foundation (ECF), in collaboration with the Ministries of Education, Culture and Science and Foreign Affairs, was this year awarded to the artists Sejla Kameric and Kutluğ Ataman. Both laureates are artists and filmmakers, and they have been … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – January 2011

  February 9, 2011 at 3:49 pm by

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As a lot of you might know, starting January 1 this year, The Royal Forums started with genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies The first Royal birth took place early in January, namely January 2, Crown Prince Billah and Princess Sarah of Brunei had their second child and first daughter, titled and named Princess Muneerah. The couple was already parents to a son, Prince Abdul Muntaqim. In the second week … Continue reading

The Prince and Princess of Venice sponsor two boys from Kenya

  February 9, 2011 at 3:13 pm by

The Prince and Princess of Venice sponsor 2 boys from Kenya

The Prince and Princess of Venice and Piedmont, Prince Emanuele Filiberto and Princess Clotilde of Savoy, have sponsored two boys, named Alan and Moses, from Kenya in January 2011. The couple was married on September 25, 2003, and their first daughter, Princess Vittoria, was born on December 29, 2003. Their second daughter, Princess Luisa, followed on August 16, 2006. The young Princesses joined their parents to meet the boys. More … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima Attended A Meeting

  February 8, 2011 at 11:55 am by

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On February 07, Princess Maxima spoke at the network meeting of Women in Financial Services (WIFS) at the Eureko Conference Center in Zeist. WIFS is a network for women executives in the financial sector. The theme of the meeting was sustainability. Princess Máxima was invited by WIFS for being a “role model” for other women in the financial sector. The princess in her speech stressed the importance of ‘inclusive finance’ … Continue reading

30th Wedding Anniversary of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa

  February 6, 2011 at 5:46 pm by

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February 14, 2011, will mark the 30th wedding anniversary of TRH Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg. New pictures have been released to celebrate this joyful event. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa have 4 sons, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Prince Félix, Prince Louis and Prince Sébastian, and 1 daughter, Princess Alexandra. Prince Louis is the only one of the children of the Grand … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima visits Mytikas Foundation

  February 6, 2011 at 10:24 am by

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On February 2nd, Princess Maxima visited the Mytikas Foundation in The Hague in her role as patron of the Orange Fund. Mytikas focuses on talent development of young people at risk of falling outside the community, such as teenage mothers, early school leavers and young unemployed. The foundation has developed its own competency-based training developed. Mytikas works with young people aged 12 to 24 years. During one year they follow … Continue reading

Caroline attends International Feline Show

  February 6, 2011 at 5:44 am by

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Princess Caroline of Monaco paid homage to the revered print of the leopard “big cat” last Sunday. Her Royal Highness wore a leopard print dress she bought off the rack from Zara. Her choice of attire was her way of paying quirky homage to the 4th edition of Monaco’s International Feline Show. The exposition began Saturday in the Rainier III Auditorium. The Princess awarded the Bastet Trophy to a striking … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Presents her Second Book

  February 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm by

Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, with their children

On Wednesday February 2nd, in the colorful Oceanium Zoo in Rotterdam, the presentation of Princess Laurentien’s second book, “Mr. Finney and the Other Side of the Water”, took place. Along with the Princess, with her were there her husband, Prince Constantijn and her children, Eloise (8), Claus-Casimir (6) and Leonore (4). A group of guests and five classes of the primary school “De Hovenier” in Rotterdam attended the launch of … Continue reading

Grand Duke Admitted to Hospital; Undergoes Angioplasty

  February 4, 2011 at 6:07 am by

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg

Grand Duke Henri was admitted to the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg yesterday, after complaining to the court physican of chest pains. A brief statement was released by the Grand Ducal Court a short time later, stating the Grand Duke was in a stable condition. It did not disclose a reason for his hospitalisation, however, the Grand Duke underwent an angioplasty later that afternoon. A statement released by the Communications Chief … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima visits the new Theater Korzo

  February 3, 2011 at 6:37 am by

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On February 1st, Princess Maxima attended the opening of the renovated Theater Korzo in downtown The Hague. The theater on Prince Street was a conglomerate of buildings that together formed the Korzo Theater. The theater provides space for choreographers, musicians, filmmakers and video artists to create and present their stories in dance, music and theater. During her visit, Princess Maxima made a tour of the building and meet the architects, … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Events in January

  February 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm by

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Despite participating in a state visit, the Swedish Royal Family was back at work doing royal engagements in Sweden. King Carl Gustav & Queen Silvia; On the 22nd of January, King Gustaf and Queen Silvia attended the Malmö Amaranth’s 200th anniversary. The evening began with a reception at the governor’s residence before the festivities continued in the town hall. The King gave a speech and talked about the background of … Continue reading

Princess Maxima Attends Youth Weight Program

  February 2, 2011 at 9:32 am by

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On Tuesday February 1, Princess Maxima was in the province of Drenthe to be present at the launch of the Youth Programme on Healthy Weight (Jogging). Jogging is a nationwide program aimed at young people (0-19 years), their parents and their environment to reduce overweight and obesity. Drenthe is the first province to start Jogging. This year, other cities including Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht, will begin the program. … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mette-Marit in Geneva

  February 2, 2011 at 9:19 am by

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit paid a two day visit to Geneva. There she attended several meetings with humanitarian organisations. The meetings mainly focus on HIV/AIDS. The Crown Princess has supported the fight against HIV/Aids as a Special Representative for UNAIDS since April 2006. During the first day of her visit the Crown Princess attended a presentation on the ICRC and its humanitarian efforts. Afterwards she had a guided tour at the … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien, Chairman of High Level Group on Literacy

  February 2, 2011 at 8:39 am by

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On Tuesday February 01, Princess Laurentien was present in Brussels to attend the launch of the High Level Group of Experts. The Princess is Special Envoy for literacy development in the UN organization UNESCO. The European Commission is a new expert group set up looking for alternative ways of bringing down the illiteracy in the EU. The High Level Group consists of leading experts in the fields of education and … Continue reading

Monaco’s Princely Family Ends the Month on High Notes of Religion, Sport & Fashion

  January 30, 2011 at 6:00 am by

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The Monegasque people are busy this week with the feast days of their patron saint, Saint Devote, which is celebrated over two days in the last week of January. There is also the circus happening, and that ends on the same day of the feast. Last week, we can imagine that the tiny principality was amok with the roaring of car engines and the smell of burning rubber — the … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima opens a cultural center

  January 29, 2011 at 10:26 am by

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On January 28, Princess Maxima was in Waspik to attend the opening of the new foyer of The Social Cultural Center, “Den Bolder”. Den Bolder is a multifunctional meeting place for residents of the Waspik area. The renovation has created extra space for more activities such as billiards, music and theater classes, and a greater creative department where both young and old can paint and do crafts. The new foyer … Continue reading

Death of the “Father-in-Law of Europe”

  January 29, 2011 at 4:39 am by

HM King Christian IX of Denmark

January 29th, 2011 marks the one hundred and fifteenth anniversary of His Majesty King Christian IX of Denmark’s death at Amalienborg Palace in 1906. Born His Serene Highness Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck on April 8th, 1818 in Gottorp, Duchy of Schleswig; Prince Christian was the sixth child and fourth son of HSH Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck and his wife, Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel (a granddaughter of King Frederik V … Continue reading

Princess Haya attends Arab Health 2011 Congress & Exhibition

  January 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm by

Princess Haya speaks at the Arab Health 2011 Congress

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai gave a speech in front of healthcare leaders who gather at the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress which is being held in Dubai. In her speech, Princess Haya said, “Like all developing countries, the Middle East too is facing a brain … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima guests on BNN Program

  January 28, 2011 at 10:55 am by

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On January 27, the television show “The National Money Test” aired in the Netherlands, featuring a segment involving Princess Maxima. As Honorary Chairman of the platform CentiQ – Guide to Money Matters, she spoke in the studio with host Patrick Lodiers about the problem of young people in debt. Lodiers, in addition with the Princess, also spoke with other experts about debt, expenditure patterns and price consciousness. “Many people, especially … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima attended Responsible Finance Forum

  January 28, 2011 at 7:51 am by

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On January 27th, Princess Maxima attended the International Responsible Finance Forum at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. During the meeting, a group of 40 global investors signed the “Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance”. By signing the principles, investors stated their commitment to fair treatment and protection of the interests of the ultimate client in inclusive finance, low-income households and small and medium-enterprises. Signatories assert their goal … Continue reading

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