Catherine Middleton Receives Family Coat of Arms

  April 19, 2011 at 10:07 am by

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Dating back to the 12th century when lords and knights displayed them on their shields during battle as a form of identification, coats of arms today have a different meaning and in most countries are not widely used by the general public. However, when you’re British and marrying the second-in-line to the throne, a coat of arms is a reflection on your family and becomes a part of your history. … Continue reading

Death of Princess Teresa of Orleans-Bragança

  April 19, 2011 at 6:40 am by

Princess Teresa

Yesterday, princess Teresa of Orleans-Bragança died at the age of 91. The princess died in her home at the Rua D. Afonso Henriques in Estoril, Portugal. The princess was the youngest daughter of Prince Pedro of Brazil and his wife Countess Elisabeth Dobrzensky von Dobrzenicz. The princess often attended royal gatherings in Europe, due to the marriages of her siblings. Her eldest sister Isabelle married the late count of Paris, … Continue reading

Saudi King attends Sister’s Funeral

  April 19, 2011 at 3:47 am by

Saudi Coat of Arms

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah, and Crown Prince Sultan, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defence and Aviation, attended the funeral prayer for Princess Seeta bint Abdul Aziz at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in the capital city of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. After the funeral prayer, King Abdullah received condolences. Princess Seeta, who passed away at the age of 80, was Saudi’s King Abdullah’s sister who … Continue reading

The Hannover Brothers

  April 18, 2011 at 10:10 pm by

Prince Ernst August of Hannover, Junior

Prince Ernst August Junior, as he is being called these days in the German press, is the heir apparent and eldest son of Prince Ernst August V, The Prince of Hannover. In his 27 years, the junior Ernst has cleverly managed to stay under the radar, despite his father’s high-profile marriage to Princess Caroline of Monaco, a marriage that had the added allure of juicy gossip about infidelities and public … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to Germany, Day 4

  April 16, 2011 at 3:47 pm by

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On April 15, Queen Beatrix, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima spent their last day in Germany. The Dutch Royals were in the German state of North Rhein-Westphalia, welcomed by the Govenor, Hannelore Kraft. The Queen, the Prince of Orange and Princess Maxima visited the former coal mine Zeche Zollverein in Essen, now the Red Dot Design Museum. Here they signed the Golden Book of the city Essen. At … Continue reading

State Visit to Germany, Day 3

  April 15, 2011 at 6:22 pm by

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On the third day of their visit, Queen Beatrix and the Crown Prince Couple were in Dresden, the capital of Saxony. Welcomed by the Prime Minister of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich, the Dutch Royals started the day by visiting the Frauenkirche Cathedral. This Cathedral was rebuilt in 2005, after the destruction which occurred during the Second World War and is regarded as symbol of peace and reconciliation. Later in the afternoon, … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to Germany, Day 2

  April 15, 2011 at 9:32 am by

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On the second day of the State Visit, Queen Beatrix, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima have a met with the Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, at the Adlon Hotel. Then the Dutch Royals visited a television tower, a building 368 metres high, at Alexanderplatz. Later in the morning Princess Maxima, along with Mrs Bettina Wulff, made a visit to the Friedensburg secondary school. They attended a lesson on … Continue reading

Life Going on in Monaco

  April 15, 2011 at 9:26 am by

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Obladi, Oblada, Life goes on! Princess Antoinette, Monaco’s nonagenarian matriarch and last fallen icon of past reigns, was laid to rest in the Chapel of the Peace. March ended. Spring came. Prince Albert and his soon-to-be princess, Charlene, paid a visit to the ancestral land of that other fallen icon, the Prince’s Irish-American mother, Grace Kelly! Three days later, the couple was back in Monaco. The Prince met his neice, … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to Germany, Day 1

  April 15, 2011 at 8:35 am by

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Queen Beatrix, along with Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima, started on April 12 a State Visit to Germany that will end on April 15. The Dutch Royals are accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Rosenthal, the Foreign Affairs Secretary Knapp and the Minister for Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation Verhagen. On Tuesday April 12 the Dutch Royals were welcomed by German President Christian Wulff and his wife, … Continue reading

Two Weeks To Go – Countdown to the Royal Wedding

  April 15, 2011 at 2:33 am by

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

There are only two weeks to go until what is being dubbed the royal wedding of the decade, the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Information regarding the wedding has been slower in release this past week, the main information posted on the official wedding website being that of the charities the Royal Wedding Fund will assist. We have learnt the basic program of the wedding day however. Guests … Continue reading

Christening of Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine

  April 14, 2011 at 9:56 am by

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Today, 14 April 2011, the christening of the in January born twin children of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark took place. The names were kept hidden until said aloud by the Crown Prince (little Prince) and Crown Princess (little Princess) in the church. The little Prince was named Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander and the little Princess was named Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda. The godparents of Prince … Continue reading

Danish Twins Named Vincent and Josephine

  April 14, 2011 at 9:55 am by

The Danish Twins

The names of the three-month-old twins of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were just revealed at their Holmens Kirke christening. They are: Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander and Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda The thread about the christening can be found here.

Official Visit to Ghana

  April 13, 2011 at 10:44 am by

CP Couple on an official visit to Ghana

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and his wife Crown Princess are currently on an official visit to Ghana. The Crown Princely couple is accompanied by the Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim. During their visit the Crown Princely couple will visit joint projects between Ghana and Norway. After arriving in Ghana the Norwegian Royals and the Minister were welcomed by the Vice President of Ghana – … Continue reading

First School Day for Princess Ariane

  April 11, 2011 at 2:10 pm by

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On Monday April 11, just one day after her fourth birthday, Princess Ariane started her first day of school. Princess Ariane was accompanied to the public school Bloemcamp in Wassenaar by her parents Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima, along with her two older sisters Princess Amalia and Princess Alexia, who also attend the school. Princess Ariane will study in class 1A and her teachers will be Carla (on Mondays) and … Continue reading

Hamad & Mozah in Los Angeles

  April 10, 2011 at 4:34 am by

World Affairs Council

HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser are on an official visit to Los Angeles that is said to last a few days. It is unknown what events the couple will be attending and whether they will be visiting other states. On the start of their visit to Los Angeles, The Emir and HH Sheikha Moza attended the Los Angeles World Affairs Council where … Continue reading

3 Weeks to Go – Countdown to Will & Kate’s Big Day

  April 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm by

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

With 3 weeks to go, new information about the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton is released almost daily. A lot of information related the Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund has been added to the official wedding website. Other information released in the previous week include the role of the armed forces, and the schedule of the wedding day. For information about the wedding dress, the tiara and the … Continue reading

One Week to Danish Twins’ Christening

  April 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm by

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The much-anticipated christening of the Danish royal twins, the youngest children of the Crown Prince and Princess, is now one week away. Scheduled to take place on Thursday April 14th at 15:30, the event will finally reveal the names of the thirteen-week-old infants. As per an old Danish tradition, the names of a newborn are not released publically until the child is christened – to prevent the devil from taking … Continue reading

State Visit from Lithuania

  April 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm by

State Visit from Lithunia

The President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, is currently on a two-day State Visit to Norway. She was welcomed by the King and Queen and the Crown Princely couple at the Palace Square on April 5th. After the welcoming ceremony the President and the Norwegian Royals went inside the Palace,where official photos were taken. Also gifts were exchange then. After lunch, the President laid a wreath at the … Continue reading

Monegasque State Visit to Ireland

  April 6, 2011 at 12:25 am by

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This week in Dublin, the red carpet was rolled out and the guard of honour stood at Present Arms, or marched at Right Shoulder Arms, for the three-day visit of His Serene Highness the Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Albert II. The Prince was accompanied by his bride-to-be, South African Charlene Wittstock. The couple were greeted by President Mary and Mr. McAleese and the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Gerry Breen. Some … Continue reading

World Childhood Foundation in Florida

  April 4, 2011 at 1:48 am by

Princess Madeleine in Florida

Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine have made a trip to Florida to attend events centred around the World Childhood Foundation. Princess Madeleine, who currently lives in New York City while she is working for Childhood, attended a solo event on Friday April 1st, visiting Kristi House and the Children’s Harbour in Miami. The two organisations are projects of Childhood, which Queen Silvia founded in 1999. During the visits, Princess Madeleine … Continue reading

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