150th Anniversary of Helena, Duchess of Albany’s Birth

  February 17, 2011 at 12:00 am by

Princess Helena as a young girl

February 17th marks the one hundred and fiftieth anniversay of Helena, Duchess of Albany’s birth. Born Helena Frederica Augusta in 1861 in the capital of Waldeck, Arolsen; Princess Helena was the fifth child and daughter of the reigning Prince of Waldeck-Pyrmont, George Victor, and his wife, Princess Helena (nee, Princess of Nassau). The Princess had seven siblings, six from her parents’ marriage and one from her father’s second marriage to … Continue reading

20th Birthday of Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg

  February 16, 2011 at 7:43 am by

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HRH Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau, the only daughter of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, turns 20 today. Princess Alexandra Joséphine Teresa Charlotte Marie Wilhelmine was born on February 16, 1991, as the fourth child and only daughter of then Hereditary Grand Duke Henri and Hereditary Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg. She joined big brothers, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, then Prince Guillaume, and Princes Félix and … Continue reading

British Royal January and February Events

  February 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm by

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The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh Current Events; January 9th; The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended a Sunday church service at St Mary Magdalene church on the royal estate at Sandringham in Norfolk. January 16th; Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attended a church service at Hillington Parish Church, Norfolk, Britain. January 20th; Queen Elizabeth has made her annual visit to The Sandringham Women’s Institute, at West Newton … Continue reading

Marie’s Changing Looks in Florence

  February 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm by

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Princess Marie was on a super-short, super-packed visit when she visited Florence, Italy on February 1-2, 2011. Even though Princess Marie had a very packed scheduled, she managed to look super chic in a number of outfits during the visit, so let’s take a closer look. At arrival to Florence, HRH choose a double-breasted grey jacket matched with a black turtleneck and black pants see here. Later on during her … Continue reading

Grand Duke and Duchess Reach Pearl Anniversary

  February 14, 2011 at 11:12 pm by

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Today, February 14th, marks the thirtieth wedding anniversary of the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg. The groom, then Hereditary Grand Duke Henri, son of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte, was 25; while his bride, Cuban-born Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista, daughter of José Antonio Mestre y Alvarez and María Teresa Batista y Falla, was 24. The couple had met while studying political science at the University of … Continue reading

Clarence House Releases Names of Royal Bridal Party

  February 14, 2011 at 8:59 am by

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Clarence House has issued a press release, announcing the names of the bridal party which will accompany Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton at their upcoming wedding. The bride and groom have chosen their respective younger siblings to be their main supporters – Prince William asked his brother, Prince Harry, to be his best man; while Miss Middleton asked her sister, Philippa, to be her maid of honour. There will … Continue reading

Queen Beatrix and Prince Friso Open “New Love” Center

  February 13, 2011 at 9:30 am by

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On Friday February 11, Queen Beatrix along with Prince Friso were present at the opening of the “New Love” center in Amsterdam. “New Love” is a new multi-religious and cultural center and provides a platform for, among other studies, debate, philosophy, religion, music and theater. New Love is an initiative of the poet, theologian and priest Huub Oosterhuis and is housed in a monumental building that was totally renovated in … Continue reading

Bahrain’s Crown Prince in Turkey

  February 13, 2011 at 5:14 am by

Prince Salman at the WEF in 2010

The Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of Bahrain, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, arrived in Turkey on a two day official visit to hold talks with officials. Crown Prince Salman held talks with Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan where they discussed political, economic and military ties between the two countries. After the talks they held a joint press conference in the Turkish capital of Ankara. … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima visits a Primary School

  February 11, 2011 at 11:12 am by

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On February 10, Princess Maxima was present at the closure of the project BizWorld at the Christoffel school in The Hague. BizWorld is an education system in which pupils in eight primary school playfully learn to set up their own business and deal with money. The “student-entrepreneurs” told Maxima about their experiences. Some companies have gone bankrupt or have students correct profit. The BizWorld Foundation wants children to be actively … Continue reading

Danish Court Releases Christening Date

  February 11, 2011 at 7:58 am by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary leave Rigshospitalet with their newborn twins

The Danish Royal Court has released the date for the christening of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s newborn twins – April 14th. The official press release read: “Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince and Princess will hold the christening for their twin children at the Holmens Kirke on Thursday April 14, 2011 at 15:30. Christian Schønau (Hofchef)” The twins, the couple’s third and fourth children, were born on … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima and Princess Mabel at Good Money Gala

  February 10, 2011 at 11:51 am by

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On Wednesday February 9th, Princess Maxima spoke at the Good Money Gala of the National Postcode Lottery at the Singer Museum in Laren. Princess Mabel was also, unexpectedly, present. The Princess was present on behalf of The Elders. During this Gala, the amount distributed to charitable organizations by the lottery this year was announced. Stop Aids Now! received an amount of 8.8 million euros from the National Postcode Lottery. The … Continue reading

Saudi King Alive

  February 10, 2011 at 9:00 am by

King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz

There have been rumors today surfing the net that Saudi Arabia’s 86 year old King Abdullah Al Saud has died. A Saudi source has told news agencies that “The rumours aren’t true.” King Abdullah has been away from the public eye for about two months since he underwent surgery twice after a blood clot complicated a slipped disc in the United States and is currently recovering in Morocco since January. … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Apulia release new picture of their son Umberto

  February 10, 2011 at 7:01 am by

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The Duke and Duchess of Apulia, Prince Aimone and Princess Olga of Savoy-Aosta, née Princess of Greece, have released a new picture of their son, Prince Umberto, Prince of Piedmont, via Unione Monarchica Italiana. The picture was taken in January 2011. Prince Aimone and Princess Olga’s engagement was announced in May 2005 and their wedding took place on September 16, 2008. Their son was born on March 7, 2009. More … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima Attended Two Events in Arnhem

  February 10, 2011 at 5:59 am by

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On Tuesday morning, February 08, Princess Maxima paid a working visit to Food Banks. Princess Maxima learnt about the affairs of the food bank Arnhem, where all activities are carried out by volunteers. Topics that were discussed include the recruiting of volunteers, the amount of available products and the expiry dates of food. Princess Maxima finally got a tour of the warehouse of the food bank. The same day, Princess … Continue reading

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

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