Queen Visits Troops in Afghanistan

  March 25, 2011 at 4:13 am by

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Queen Margrethe II has visited Danish troops stationed in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. The visit took place yesterday, March 24th; and the Queen was accompanied by the Danish Defence Minister, Gitte Lillelund Bech. The Queen visited two bases of the troops, Camp Price and Camp Bastion, where she was given a tour of both and given time to meet and speak with those stationed there (a total of approximately … Continue reading

German One-Day Visit to the Netherlands

  March 24, 2011 at 10:11 am by

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On Wednesday March 23, the German President, Christian Wulff, and his wife Bettina made a visit to Netherlands. In the morning, the Frau Wulff opened the 62nd edition of the annual flower exhibition of Keukenhof in Lisse. Accompanied by her husband and Prince Willem-Alexander, she had a tulip named after her: the Tulip Bettina Wulff. The German Presidential Couple visited the exhibition because “Germany, Land of Poets and Thinkers” is … Continue reading

Crown Prince Willem-Alexander attends UN World Water Day Conference

  March 23, 2011 at 4:03 pm by

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On March 21 and 22, Prince Willem-Alexander was in Cape Town, South Africa on the occasion of the celebration of World Water Day 2011. The theme this year was Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge. In Cape Town, the Prince of Orange was present at several events like the final of the ‘Moola for Amanzi “, where five teams of talented young professionals and students presented business concepts … Continue reading

Prince William & Catherine Middleton in Coach to Buckingham Palace

  March 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm by

Engagement picture of William & Catherine 2

The British Royal Court has announced  what transportation will be used at the wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton to take the main players back to Buckingham Palace. The wedding is to take place on April 29, 2011. From the official statement released by the British Royal Court: “At the end of their wedding service at Westminster Abbey, Prince William and Miss Middleton will travel in … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Opened an Exhibition

  March 22, 2011 at 9:51 am by

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On Sunday March 20, Princess Laurentien inaugurated the new exhibition about ‘Kikker’ (Frog) at the Children’s Museum. The opening was also to celebrate the end of the renovation of the Children’s Museum. The exhibition is inspired by ‘Kikker’, the main character from the works of writer and illustrator Max Velthuijs (1923-2005). ‘Kikker’ is one of the permanent exhibitions at the Children’s Museum. In the exhibition, children literally step into Kikker’s … Continue reading

Frederik, Mary and Family in Switzerland

  March 22, 2011 at 3:35 am by

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Sometime over the past two weeks, the Danish Crown Princely Couple took their four children on their annual winter vacation in Verbier, Switzerland. The family was joined by close family friends, Peter and Caroline Heering, with their two daughters. While Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s two-month old twins are too young to hop on a pair of skis, Danish magazine Billed Bladet reported that this year Princess Isabella, … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2011

  March 21, 2011 at 2:58 pm by

The NL DOET Oranje Fonds logo

The Dutch Royal family participated in the national voluntary action NL DOET on March 18 and 19, 2011.The official press release from the RVD can be found HERE. NL DOET is organised by the Orange Fund. The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima are the patrons of the fund. The official website of NL DOET can be found HERE and the official website of the Orange Fund can be found … Continue reading

Mohammed Visits Horse Fair & Art Show

  March 21, 2011 at 4:21 am by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid

On March 19, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai visited the 8th edition of the Arabian Horse Show held in Dubai World Trade Center. His Highness toured the pavilions and stands which showcased everything to do with horses. After the tour, Sheikh Mohammed expressed his admiration of the exhibition to over two hundred companies taking part. On … Continue reading

A Sad Rose Ball: Monaco Town and Princess Antoinette

  March 20, 2011 at 8:41 pm by

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As per tradition, once again the Rose Ball has been held in the Salle des Etoiles in the Sporting Club of Monte Carlo, but this time, the event was slightly different: with the death of Princess Antoinette of Monaco, elder sister of Prince Rainier III, Prince Albert II and his fiancée Charlene Wittstock and Princess Caroline decided not to attend, due to the mourning period that is surronding the Principality. … Continue reading

Father and Son at Work

  March 18, 2011 at 6:33 pm by

Father and son at work

Today Crown Prince Haakon attended a boat show at the Norway Trade Fairs in Lillestrøm where more then 350 boats, engines and other marine equipment are displayed. The Prince was given a tour at the show “the sea for all” and met with several representatives of the fair. The Crown Prince was joined by his 5 years old son Prince Sverre Magnus. The little Prince went on board of several … Continue reading

Princess Antoinette of Monaco Passes Away

  March 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm by

Antoinette

HSH Princess Antoinette of Monaco, Baroness de Massy, died on  March 17, 2011. The funeral will take place on March 24 at 10 a.m. The Princess was the first child and only daughter of Princess Charlotte and Prince Pierre of Monaco, Duke of Valentinois, born Count Pierre of Polignac, and reached the age of 90 last December. Princess Antoinette married 3 times, first to Alexandre Noghès,  with whom she has … Continue reading

Kate Does It Again!

  March 18, 2011 at 2:32 am by

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Prince William’s fiance has done it again, by wearing a coat that later sold out online in almost every size within hours, according to Burberry. While visiting Belfast, Northern Ireland on March 8, 2011 with Prince William, Kate wore a double-breasted beige lightweight wool coat with the frilled hem which was by Burberry. She had buttoned the coat up to the top and the belt looped. In January, Kate wore … Continue reading

Prince William attends Christchurch Earthquake Memorial

  March 18, 2011 at 1:12 am by

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Earlier today, Prince William attended a national memorial service in the earthquake-ravaged city of Christchurch, New Zealand. He was joined by the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Mr John Key, as well as dignitaries from neighbouring Australia. The packed service took place at Hagley Park, which just a few weeks ago was the site of medical treatment tents following the February 22nd earthquake. The Prince was given a traditional Maori … Continue reading

Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel’s Visit to Malmö

  March 17, 2011 at 6:24 pm by

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March 9th; The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel began their visit with a trip to the Western Harbour, where they watched a presentation on sustainable cities. Western Harbour is known for its environmental technology solutions and has been Malmö’s most visible symbol of the work on sustainable urban development. Malmö’s city architect Ingemar Gråhamn and Daniel Skoog from Environmental guided the Crown Princess and Prince Daniel on a tour through … Continue reading

Royal Courts Release Wedding Websites

  March 17, 2011 at 2:17 pm by

Animation William & Catherine and Albert & Charlene

A few weeks ago, both the British Royal Court and the Princely Court of Monaco released websites dedicated to the weddings of respectively Prince William and Catherine Middleton, and Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock. Prince William and Catherine Middleton will marry on April 29, there wedding website can be found HERE while Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock will marry on July 1 & 2. Their wedding website can be … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima attended a conference

  March 17, 2011 at 7:35 am by

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On March 16th, Crown Princess Maxima was present in Utrecht to take part in the conference “Youth and Money” by the Foundation “Know What Do You Spend”. During this event, the foundation has presented the results of an extensive study conducted by Motivaction to money types among young people (money mindsets). Princess Maxima received the first copy of the book money mindset. In addition, the Princess took part in one … Continue reading

The Prince William & Miss Catherine Middleton Charitable Gift Fund

  March 16, 2011 at 1:45 pm by

Engagement picture William & Catherine

HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton have created a charitable gift fund to help celebrate their wedding. The fund will focus on assisting charities which support the five causes chosen by the couple, namely “Changing lives through Arts an Sport“, “Support for Services personnel and their families“, “Children fulfilling their potential“, “Help and Care at home“, and “Conservations for future generations“. More information about the causes can … Continue reading

Musicians for the Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton

  March 16, 2011 at 1:41 pm by

Engagement picture of William & Catherine 2

The British Royal Court has confirmed the musicians for the wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton. The wedding is to take place on April 29, 2011. From the official statement released by the British Royal Court: “Two choirs, one orchestra and two fanfare teams will perform the music at the Wedding Service of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29th. These … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima Visits an Elderly Care Center

  March 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm by

Princess Máxima

On Tuesday March 15, Princess Maxima was in Zutphen to attend the opening of the “Lunette Suftene”, a new building that includes apartments and group homes care for people that suffering with dementia. The Princess has met at the Lunette residents and staff. After the opening Princess Maxima got a tour of the new building and also an art exhibition visit. Besides accommodation for the elderly and the elderly Lunette … Continue reading

Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde attended the opening session of the ‘Erasmian European Youth Parliament’

  March 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm by

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On Monday March 14, Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde were present in Antwerp at the opening session of the “Erasmian European Youth Parliament”. During a week, more than 150 youngsters aged 16 to 18 years from fifteen European countries will debate with politicians and executives about the participation of youth in different aspects of life. The main theme this year “Youth participation in various areas.” At the end of the … Continue reading

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