Princess Laurentien, Chairman of High Level Group on Literacy

  February 2, 2011 at 8:39 am by

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On Tuesday February 01, Princess Laurentien was present in Brussels to attend the launch of the High Level Group of Experts. The Princess is Special Envoy for literacy development in the UN organization UNESCO. The European Commission is a new expert group set up looking for alternative ways of bringing down the illiteracy in the EU. The High Level Group consists of leading experts in the fields of education and … Continue reading

Monaco’s Princely Family Ends the Month on High Notes of Religion, Sport & Fashion

  January 30, 2011 at 6:00 am by

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The Monegasque people are busy this week with the feast days of their patron saint, Saint Devote, which is celebrated over two days in the last week of January. There is also the circus happening, and that ends on the same day of the feast. Last week, we can imagine that the tiny principality was amok with the roaring of car engines and the smell of burning rubber — the … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima opens a cultural center

  January 29, 2011 at 10:26 am by

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On January 28, Princess Maxima was in Waspik to attend the opening of the new foyer of The Social Cultural Center, “Den Bolder”. Den Bolder is a multifunctional meeting place for residents of the Waspik area. The renovation has created extra space for more activities such as billiards, music and theater classes, and a greater creative department where both young and old can paint and do crafts. The new foyer … Continue reading

Death of the “Father-in-Law of Europe”

  January 29, 2011 at 4:39 am by

HM King Christian IX of Denmark

January 29th, 2011 marks the one hundred and fifteenth anniversary of His Majesty King Christian IX of Denmark’s death at Amalienborg Palace in 1906. Born His Serene Highness Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck on April 8th, 1818 in Gottorp, Duchy of Schleswig; Prince Christian was the sixth child and fourth son of HSH Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck and his wife, Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel (a granddaughter of King Frederik V … Continue reading

Princess Haya attends Arab Health 2011 Congress & Exhibition

  January 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm by

Princess Haya speaks at the Arab Health 2011 Congress

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai gave a speech in front of healthcare leaders who gather at the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress which is being held in Dubai. In her speech, Princess Haya said, “Like all developing countries, the Middle East too is facing a brain … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima guests on BNN Program

  January 28, 2011 at 10:55 am by

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On January 27, the television show “The National Money Test” aired in the Netherlands, featuring a segment involving Princess Maxima. As Honorary Chairman of the platform CentiQ – Guide to Money Matters, she spoke in the studio with host Patrick Lodiers about the problem of young people in debt. Lodiers, in addition with the Princess, also spoke with other experts about debt, expenditure patterns and price consciousness. “Many people, especially … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima attended Responsible Finance Forum

  January 28, 2011 at 7:51 am by

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On January 27th, Princess Maxima attended the International Responsible Finance Forum at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. During the meeting, a group of 40 global investors signed the “Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance”. By signing the principles, investors stated their commitment to fair treatment and protection of the interests of the ultimate client in inclusive finance, low-income households and small and medium-enterprises. Signatories assert their goal … Continue reading

Crown Prince Couple in Davos

  January 27, 2011 at 8:19 am by

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The Crown Princely family returned from their private journey some days ago. On January 25th the Crown Princely couple had their first official engagement after their two months’ break. They attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters. Crown Prince Haakon was a member of the Young Global Leaders from 2005 until 2010. Afterwards he became a member of the Foundation Board. His wife, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, is a … Continue reading

Charlene Joins the Circus; Caroline Raises Funds for Burundi Orphans

  January 26, 2011 at 4:07 am by

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Charlene Wittstock, Monaco’s soon-to-be Princess Consort, accompanied her fiance, the Sovereign Prince Albert II, today to the Big Tent in Fontvieille for the awards ceremony of the 35th edition International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo. Grimaldi cousins Keith Sebastian Knecht and Laetitia de Massy Brouwer sat behind Prince Albert, Charlene, Princess Stephanie and Miss Pauline Ducruet. As over the weekend, the color black, with the one exception being the blue Scarf … Continue reading

Circus de Monaco: 35 Years and Still Going Strong

  January 23, 2011 at 9:23 pm by

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Elephants, horses, camels, and tigers! Oh no! Once again, Monaco is overrun by animals, acrobats, and clowns. Saturday afternoon, there was the parade of the circus animals from the Big Tent in Fontvieille, winding its way through the streets and around the Rock, and ending at the Palace, where the acts began! Besides the five animal acts, there was the high-wire act by the Weishet troupe. This ritual of the … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria visits UAE

  January 23, 2011 at 3:40 pm by

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Crown Princess Victoria started a 4-day visit to the United Arab Emirates on the 17th January. 17th January; The Crown Princess started her day by touring an exhibition with Dr. Lamya Nawaf Fawwaz, the Assistant Provost for Regional Affairs at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, and Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, during the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit … Continue reading

Estonian State Visit to Sweden

  January 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm by

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The Estonian President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, paid a three day state visit to Sweden between January 18th and 20th, 2011. King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Prince Carl-Philip participated in the visit as Princess Victoria is on a four day visit to the UAE. 18th January; The President and his wife were met off M / S Victoria in Värtahamnen by Prince Carl-Philip. After the arrival, The King, The President, … Continue reading

Engagement of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and Princess Sophie of Isenburg

  January 22, 2011 at 7:42 am by

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Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, head of the Royal House of Prussia, and Princess Sophie of Isenburg are engaged. The wedding is to take place later this year. Prince Georg Friedrich is also the head of the German Imperial House. Prince Georg Friedrich is the son of the late Prince Louis Ferdinand and his wife, née Countess Donata of Castell-Rüdenhausen. The couple also has a daughter, Princess Cornelie-Cecile. Princess Donata … Continue reading

New Portraits of the Norwegian Royals

  January 22, 2011 at 6:01 am by

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Today the Norwegian Royal Court released new official portraits of the Norwegian Royals on their website. They published new portraits of the Royal couple as well as the Crown Princely couple. All portraits were taken by the photographer Sølve Sundsbø, a Norwegian photographer who lives in London. You can read more about Sundsbø here. You can find all portraits at TRF in this thread. A gallery at the Royal Court’s … Continue reading

Ingrid Alexandra’s 7th Birthday

  January 21, 2011 at 11:14 am by

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Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway celebrates her 7th birthday today, on January 21st 2011. As every year the Royal Court released birthday photos of the little Princess. The pictures show the Princess in India, which was one of the places the Crown Princely family visited during their private journey. The family’s journey will end in a few days. Some pictures were taken by Ingrid’s parents while the other were taken … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima at Professions and Training Fair

  January 20, 2011 at 9:36 am by

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On January 18 in the afternoon, Princess Maxima visited the professions and training fair Spots on Jobs in Breeders Terminal in The Hague. The fair will be held from Monday 17 to Saturday January 22 and focuses on students in secondary and secondary vocational education in the Hague region. At the fair, students may be informed by educational institutions and companies about their future prospects. Customization is the starting point. … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 19, 2011 at 12:07 pm by

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On Wednesday January 19, Princess Laurentien was present at the library in Lisse to start The National Reading Breakfast days. The National Read Week, an initiative of the Reading Foundation and organized by the Foundation CPNB (Collective Propaganda for the Dutch Book), will last until January 29. The goal of the campaign is to promote reading to children who can not read. During the event, various activities will be held … Continue reading

The Nonagenarian Princess of Monaco: Her Travails and Her Legacy

  January 19, 2011 at 5:00 am by

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Princess Antoinette of Monaco, the Baroness de Massy, has reached her nonagenarian age. As of December 28, 2010 she is 90 years old. It is now more than five years since the death of her only sibling, the sovereign Prince Rainier III. Princess Antoinette was married three times and all three husbands — respectively, a tennis ace, a politician, and a ballet dancer — have passed away. The Princess had … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima opened “Weekend College”

  January 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm by

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On January 15th, Princess Maxima attended the fifth branch of the “Weekend College” in Marcanti College in Amsterdam. Oguz Dulkadir founded the “Academy Weekend” in 2006 to young people (10-16 years) in Amsterdam West to help with their school performance. Youngsters can get homework Saturday and Sunday, training in social skills to follow and participate in sports, games and leisure activities. Over 500 people now visit the Weekend Academy. The … Continue reading

20 Years Ago: Death of King Olav V

  January 16, 2011 at 1:04 pm by

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20 years ago, on January 17th 1991, King Olav V of Norway passed away. Alexander Edward Christian Frederik was born in Norfolk (England) on July 2nd 1903 as the only son of Prince Carl of Denmark and Princess Maud of Wales, who later became King Haakon VII and Queen Maud of Noway. When his father became King of Norway in 1905 his son was given the name Olav. The Crown … Continue reading

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