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

Queen Rania launches Madrasati “My School” IV

  May 12, 2011 at 1:27 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan launched on Wednesday the fourth expansion of her initiative, Madrasati. The Queen toured three of the Mafraq region’s schools, where she participated in the students’ and officials’ conversations through the Madrasati forum about developing the education sector in the area. She also joined the participants lunch banquet, which consisted of the traditional Jordanian dish Mansaf. According to Petra News Agency, Her Majesty explained that … Continue reading

Springtime in Monaco

  May 11, 2011 at 9:30 am by

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Last week, on Saturday, 7 May, while her daughter Charlotte launched a new project in Spain, Princess Caroline de Monaco was presiding over a 44-year-old tradition in Monaco. The Place du Casino in Monte-Carlo was bursting with sensational scents and colors as the Princess inaugurated the 44th International Flower Show (Concours Internationl de Bouquets). And the Princess herself appeared in the mood for springtime. She wore a knee-length floral dress, … Continue reading

State Visit to Slovenia

  May 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm by

State Visit to Slovenia

Yesterday the Norwegian King Harald V and his wife Queen Sonja started their 2-day State Visit to Slovenia. The Royal couple was formally welcomed President Türk and Mrs Miklič Türk at Brdo Castle about 30 kilometres outside the capital city of Ljubljana. After the welcoming ceremony a plenary session was held. Later King Harald also met with Slovenia’s President of the National Assembly Dr. Pavel Gantar and Prime Minister Borut … Continue reading

Dutch Royals attended Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm by

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On May 04, the Queen along with Prince Willem-Alexander, Princess Maxima and Prime Minister Rutte were present at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to take part at the National Remembrance Service. Later they’re moved to the Dam Square to lay a wreaths at the National Monuments. Were present various government officials and Members of Parliament. The same day, Princess Margriet and Prof.Pieter van Vollenhoven were in Rhenen to take part … Continue reading

Charlotte Casiraghi Fuses her Interests

  May 8, 2011 at 9:49 am by

The GCT Life magazine cover

In the years 2005-2008, Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco was focused on, first, completing her studies at Lycee Fenelon, and then several internships and collaborations in the print media. But by her own admission in one of her interviews last year, there was “something missing.” That something was her passion for the equestrian jumping sport. Since early 2009, she has been increasingly in the saddle and has been cementing her relationships … Continue reading

Märtha Louise Parachuting

  May 6, 2011 at 7:06 am by

Märtha Louise parachuting

Yesterday the Norwegian Princess Märtha Louise went parachuting, which was part of a Sports Association’s campaign. The aim of the campaign is to recruit more disabled people to sport. The Princess did the tandem jump with a tandem instructor from about 3800 meters high. The event and the campaign “along Norway” were organized by the Norwegian Sports Association and Tønsberg parachute club. The goal of the campaign is to recruit … Continue reading

Haya named President of the Dubai Healthcare City Authority

  May 6, 2011 at 5:10 am by

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister has issued a decree establishing a public authority to oversee Dubai Healthcare City (DHC) who named Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein as president of the authority. Princess Haya will oversee the financial and administrative work and will have full legal capacity to achieve its objectives of the Dubai Healthcare City.

Princess Mary’s Semi-Return from Maternity Leave

  May 6, 2011 at 2:02 am by

Crown Princess Mary at the conference

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary yesterday performed her first public engagement after the christening of her four-month-old twins, Vincent and Josephine. The christening on April 14th was the first time the Crown Princess had been seen publically since leaving the hospital in the middle of January after she gave birth on January 8th. As patron of the Danish Cancer Society, Crown Princess Mary opened the “Turn down the sun between 12 … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – April 2011

  May 5, 2011 at 5:53 am by

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This monthly blog entry brings you news from the Royal genealogy threads. A big thank you goes out to the contributors of the Genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies Prince Pedro and Princess Sofia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke and Duchess of Noto, had their  sixth child and second daughter, Blanca. The Princess joins older brothers Jaime, Juan, Pablo and Pedro, and older sister, Sofia. Comte Rodolphe and Comtesse Marie Christine … Continue reading

William & Catherine’s Wedding – Evening Reception & Official Portraits

  April 30, 2011 at 10:33 am by

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The Prince of Wales did as any proud father whose son had just married would do last night, he hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace for 300 of the couple’s closest family and friends which lasted until around 3am when Prince Harry drove off in a minivan, sans tie. The event was a private affair, but Clarence House did release several pictures of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving … Continue reading

William & Catherine’s Wedding – Procession, Balcony Appearance & Breakfast

  April 30, 2011 at 10:29 am by

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After they were married, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greeted the crowds in front of Westminster Abbey before climbing aboard a state landau which was to take them to Buckingham Palace for their wedding breakfast. Processing through Whitehall, past Downing Street and the Cenotaph, Horse Guards Parade and then finally on to The Mall, the couple were cheered at every corner by a million-people strong crowd. Once again, the … Continue reading

William & Catherine’s Wedding – Arrival of Bridal Party & Ceremony

  April 30, 2011 at 10:26 am by

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Miss Catherine Middleton exited the Goring Hotel with her father, Michael Middleton, at 10:52 in a Rolls Royce Phantom VI belonging to the royal family. Photographers clamoured to get the first image of the royal bride-to-be in her wedding gown. As the bridal vehicle made its way to Westminster Abbey, royal watchers were squinting away to identify the tiara sitting underneath Miss Middleton’s veil – and also get a better … Continue reading

William & Catherine’s Wedding – Arrival of Guests

  April 30, 2011 at 10:17 am by

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The much-talked about wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton began bright and early for Londoners – many camped out on the streets along the procession route for several nights to ensure they got prime positioning. The first public order of business was the announcement of the groom’s new title, a ‘gift’ from his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. The announcement that Prince William of Wales had been granted a royal … Continue reading

Prince William Marries Catherine Middleton

  April 29, 2011 at 9:44 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge share a kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

Prince William, now the Duke of Cambridge, married Miss Catherine Middleton in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey earlier today. The couple then travelled to Buckingham Palace in a state coach, before a balcony scene saw two newlywed kisses. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are now enjoying a wedding breakfast the the Palace with over 600 of their guests. A longer, more detailed recap of the wedding will be posted … Continue reading

Prince William Becomes Duke of Cambridge

  April 29, 2011 at 3:05 am by

The Coat of Arms of the Duke of Cambridge

Upon the marriage of her grandson, Prince William of Wales, Her Majesty the Queen has bestowed upon him the title of Duke of Cambridge. This will make his bride-to-be, Catherine Middleton, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge after today’s wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey. The official statement read, “The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince William of Wales. His titles will be Duke of … Continue reading

T-Minus Four Hours – Royal Wedding Today in London

  April 29, 2011 at 2:37 am by

An official engagement portrait of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton

The royal wedding is almost upon us – the time in London is currently just after 07:30. The streets are buzzing, the reporters are hatted, the photographers clicking away. And the bride and groom? No doubt, getting some last minute relaxation before they become husband and wife in front of a global audience of two billion. In celebration of the wedding, Queen Elizabeth II last night hosted a dinner for … Continue reading

British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Charles and Diana

  April 28, 2011 at 6:00 am by

The Prince and Princess of Wales leaving St Paul's Cathedral

How apt that the final wedding in our ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’ series (parts one through six of the series looked at the marriages of Edward VII and Alexandra, George V and Mary, George VI and Elizabeth, Edward VIII and Wallis, Elizabeth II and Philip and Margaret and Antony) is the 1981 marriage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer – the parents of tomorrow’s … Continue reading

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