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

From the Royal Genealogy threads – March 2011

  April 3, 2011 at 3:21 pm 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 Antonius of Fürstenberg and his fiancée, Countess Matilde Borromeo, are expecting their first child. The list of current (known) Royal pregnancies: – The Duke and Duchess of Noto (6th child) – Bruno and Barbara Gomez-Acebo – Spring 2011 (3rd child) … Continue reading

The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall visit Spain

  April 2, 2011 at 6:16 am by

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After visiting Portugal, the princely couple have moved on to Spain where they were greeted by Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia at Palacio Del Pardo in Madrid. The Prince of Wales went on to meet business men in the Community of Madrid and then to a Reception at the British Embassy. We saw a beautiful display of gowns and jewels from Camilla and Letizia at the gala dinner on the evening of … Continue reading

Armed Forces at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton

  April 2, 2011 at 5:51 am by

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The British Royal Court has released details about the ceremonial Military Personnel who will play a role in 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: “The Ministry of Defence is pleased to confirm the details and range of ceremonial Military Personnel who will play a key … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel visit Dalarna

  April 2, 2011 at 4:29 am by

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The Crown Princess and her husband Prince Daniel have had a very busy few months and in just over 2 months they will celebrate their one year wedding anniversary. Their 2 day trip began with a visit to Cozmoz, the hippest youth concert hall in Darlarna. But it also has the largest youth disco and Cafe Caoz. Cozmoz has an internship for unemployed young people where they are given the … Continue reading

Mozah holds meetings in London

  April 2, 2011 at 1:37 am by

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As Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, HH Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser met with the Director of the British Library Dame Lynne Brindley at the Savoy Hotel in London. During the meeting, they discussed the historical manuscripts project which is in the framework of the existing partnership between the British Library and Qatar Foundation. After the meeting, Dame Lynne Brindley presented … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla: Visit to Portugal

  April 1, 2011 at 6:34 am by

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On the 14th March, it was announced that the royal couple would visit Portugal, Spain and Morrocco from the 28th March until the 6th April. Portugal was first on the list, and the couple were greeted by the Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva and his wife Maria Cavaco Silva today. It was a rainy start to the trip but hopefully the beautiful Portuguese weather will start to shine through soon. … Continue reading

Final Month – Countdown to William & Kate’s Big Day

  April 1, 2011 at 2:32 am by

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

The month leading up to any bride’s wedding is always a stressful time, with many details still requiring finalisation. Royal bride-to-be Catherine Middleton will be no different – although she has dozens of courtiers to assist her, and one of her last-minute checks will be to ensure that the heirloom tiara she will wear is ready to go. Over the past few weeks, the British Royal Court has been slowly … Continue reading

Dutch Official Visit to Vietnam, Day 4

  March 31, 2011 at 4:07 pm by

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Today, March 31, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima spent their last day in Vietnam. The Prince of Orange attended the presentation of the digital design table of the Mekong Deltaplan in Ho Chi Minh City. Princess Maxima and Mr Bleacher the Secretary for Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, were present at a seminar “Livestock and Food Safety.” The official visit of Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima ended with … Continue reading

Saudi Prince Khalid bin Bandar Al Saud weds Lucy Cuthbert

  March 31, 2011 at 8:19 am by

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His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud tied the knot with Miss Lucy Cuthbert, the niece of the Duke of Northumberland, on March 28th. The ceremony, which was very simple, took place at the registery office in Oxford and was attended by a few of the couple’s family members and friends. Prince Khalid, who is 33 years old, is part of the Al Saud dynasty and … Continue reading

Dutch Official Visit to Vietnam, Day 3

  March 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm by

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On March 30 Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima started their visit in Ho Chi Min City. In the morning, the Prince of Orange visited the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, where cooperation agreements between the municipalities of Rotterdam and Ho Chi Minh City and the CBI (Centre for Promotion of Imports from developing countries) and VEXA (Association Vietnamese exporters) have been signed. Afterwards, Prince Willem-Alexander visited … Continue reading

King Carl Gustaf visits Botswana

  March 29, 2011 at 6:04 pm by

Carl XVI Gustaf and President Khama

Tuesday, March 22nd The state visit to Botswana started on the 22nd, but unfortunately Queen Silvia was taken with the flu and her participation in the state visit was cancelled. The Swedish Government was represented by Gunilla Carlsson and rural minister Eskil Erlandsson, who accompanied the King for the trip. The King was received by Botswana’s President, Ian Khama, at the airport in Gaborone. After a private meeting between the … Continue reading

Dutch Official Visit to Vietnam, Day 2

  March 29, 2011 at 4:18 pm by

Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima

On the 2nd day of their four-day visit to Vietnam, Prince Willem-Alexander attended a seminar “Port of Rotterdam”, where the Port of Rotterdam presented their business model to Vietnamese authorities. Then the Prince of Orange and Mr Atsma, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Environment, were present at the meeting on climate change and water management. Afterwards, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima visited the Temple of Literature, formerly the oldest university … Continue reading

Sheikha Mozah gets Order of the Smile Award

  March 29, 2011 at 3:14 am by

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Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missnad, the wife of Emir of Qatar, has been selected among six winners from more than 600 candidates as someone who will be awarded the Order of the Smile. The six winners were announced at the Order of Smile Session which was held in the Polish capital Warsaw on March 25, 2011. Sheikha Mozah was nominated by sick children who have cancer and are receiving … Continue reading

Princess Haya Speaks at Aid Conference

  March 29, 2011 at 1:57 am by

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Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference (DIHAD) in her capacity as Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City in Dubai on March 28, 2011. This year’s theme is “New Technologies: How they Impact Humanitarian and Development Operations”, which is about how humanitarian … Continue reading

Dutch Official Visit to Vietnam, Day 1

  March 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm by

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Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima have started today, March 28, an official visit in Vietnam that will end on March 31. Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife will spend the first two days in the capital Hanoi and then two days in Ho Chi Minh City. The purpose of the trip is to strengthen the economic relations between the Netherlands and Vietnam. The Crown Princely Couple is accompanied by … Continue reading

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