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

Brunei Sultan visits the Netherlands

  January 15, 2011 at 10:12 am by

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On January 13, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam was in the Netherlands for a quick visit. Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima received the Sultan in audience at Noordeinde Palace. During a lunch offered at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, Queen Beatrix said that this visit was ”an exceptional event”. After the lunch with Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima, the Sultan had an interview with the … Continue reading

Queen and Prince Charles Contribute to Flood Relief Appeal

  January 14, 2011 at 11:37 pm by

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Buckingham Palace and Clarence House have both confirmed that HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH the Prince of Wales have both contributed to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal, whose funds will go towards helping rebuild the Australian state of Queensland following disaster flooding which began in December 2010. A statement from Buckingham Palace said the Queen had made a private donation to the Appeal, while Clarence House’s Twitter stated that … Continue reading

Prince Frederik and Princess Mary Leave Hospital with Twins

  January 14, 2011 at 11:40 am by

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

The newborn Prince and Princess of Denmark, the third and fourth children of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, have left the hospital in their parents arms today, January 14. The twins were born on January 8 at 10:30 and 10:56, at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen and join older brother, Prince Christian, born October 15, 2005, and older sister, Princess Isabella, born April 21, 2007. More information about the … Continue reading

Princess Michael: New Book in the Works

  January 14, 2011 at 7:34 am by

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According to her own website, Princess Michael of Kent is currently working on a new book – a historical novel called “Knights of Betrayal”. Quote: “Set in the first half of 15th century France, it is both a love story and a murder mystery. The setting is the civil war in France which enables the charismatic young King Henry V of England to invade and conquer the French at Agincourt … Continue reading

Newborn Prince and Princess Will Leave Hospital Tomorrow

  January 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm by

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The newborn Prince and Princess of Denmark, the third and fourth children of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, will leave the hospital tomorrow, January 14. If you want to watch it live, please click HERE. It’s a live stream from TV2. The twins were born on January 8 at 10:30 and 10:56, at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen and join older brother, Prince Christian, born October 15, 2005, and … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima visits Foundation ‘Be Interactive’

  January 11, 2011 at 5:35 pm by

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On Tuesday morning, Princess Maxima was in Amsterdam to visit the initiative for women Be Interactive. This Foundation aims to encourage isolated women to agreater physical activity. The Princess visited the Foundation Advantage community center in Amsterdam. ‘Be Interactive’ received one of the Apples of Orange in May 2010, an annual award of the Orange Fund which is given “for initiatives successful with groups of people.” The prize consists of … Continue reading

Princess Louise attended the Cirkus School

  January 11, 2011 at 8:52 am by

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During the Christmas holidays, Princess Louise (6), the first child of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire, went to the Leuven Cirkus School in Beweging. On January 7, she performed in the presence of mom, dad and her brothers, the five year old twins Nicolas and Aymeric. “It was very nice to see that Louise so lively,” said Prince Laurent. “She did well too.” Louise attended the lessons mainly to improve … Continue reading

UAE President Breaks His Arm

  January 10, 2011 at 5:16 am by

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

The UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced today (January 10, 2011) that President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan broke his arm during his daily exercise routine. The announcement also said that His Highness the President will take a few days off resting to recover. Nothing was mentioned as to exactly when or where the accident happened.

Prince Albert rides on a camel to see the Pyramids of Giza

  January 9, 2011 at 9:12 pm by

Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock ride camels in Egypt

His Serene Highness the Prince Albert II of Monaco has never been one to shirk a physical challenge! As he proceeds into what will be his 53rd year of life, and the fifth year of his reign, he chose to do so not on the soles of his Italian shoes or behind the wheel of his hybrid car, but rather on the hump of a camel! It is true! The … Continue reading

The Fashion of the Danish New Year’s Court 2011

  January 9, 2011 at 8:21 am by

Queen Margrethe at the 2011 New Year's Court

On January 1, HM Queen Margrethe, TRH Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended the New Year’s Court and Banquet for members of the Order of the Elephant at Amalienborg. With the absence of Crown Princess Mary due to her maternity leave, all eyes were on Queen Margrethe and Princess Marie this year. The Queen recycled the lime green dress which she had worn to her … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima Back to Work

  January 8, 2011 at 5:10 pm by

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After spending the Christmas holiday in her homeland, Argentina, Princess Maxima has returned to her duties. Crown Princess Maxima was on Friday January 7 in Basel, Switzerland, for a meeting with representatives of international standardization organizations in the financial sector. The participating organizations were the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems, the Financial Action Task Force, the International Association of Deposit Insurance and the … Continue reading

Princess Mary Gives Birth to Son and Daughter

  January 8, 2011 at 12:45 pm by

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At just before lunchtime on January 8th, 2011, the Danish Royal Court announced that Crown Princess Mary gave birth to a son and a daughter. The twins were born at 10:30 and 10:56, at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. They weighed 2674 grams and 2554 grams respectively. The official press release read: “On 8 January 2011 Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary gave birth to two healthy children at Righospitalet in … Continue reading

Princess Mary Admitted to Hospital

  January 8, 2011 at 3:33 am by

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Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary has been admitted to hospital to give birth to her twins, as was confirmed by the Royal Court a short while ago. The Court said that Mary was admitted to the Rigshospitalet at around seven this morning. Last night, Crown Prince Frederik was seen driving away from Amalienborg Palace with the couple’s daughter, Princess Isabella, and luggage loaded into his car. They were presumed to be … Continue reading

A Few Highlights of Princess Mary’s Maternity Fashion

  January 7, 2011 at 4:40 am by

This patterned coat of Princess Mary's has been a staple in her wardrobe, both pregnancy and non, since 2004

Vanity Fair ranked her among the best dressed people in 2010, so let’s take a flashback on Crown Princess Mary’s maternity fashion so far! One of her first appearences after the announcement of her pregnancy with twins was during her visit to friend Amber Petty in Australia. She was seen shopping in Adelaide, in a casual yet classy outfit, wearing a soft blue ruffled blouse, a black cardigan, stretch jeans … Continue reading

Mohammed bin Hamad wins Prestigious UAE Sports Award

  January 7, 2011 at 3:26 am by

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Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad al-Thani, the the Chairman of the Qatari 2022 Bid Organising Committee, received the Arab Sports Personality Award in recognition of his leadership in guiding Qatar to their 2022 FIFA World Cup race win. Sheikh Mohammed received the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Creative Sports Awards from the Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohamed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, in Dubai. The award is considered to be … Continue reading

The Sultan of Brunei Names Newborn Granddaughter

  January 6, 2011 at 6:44 pm by

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The Sultan has named his newborn granddaughter, the second child and first daughter of Crown Prince Billah and Princess Sarah of Brunei, YANG TERAMAT MULIA PENGIRAN ANAK MUNEERAH MADHUL BOLKIAH BINTI DULI YANG TERAMAT MULIA PADUKA SERI PENGIRAN MUDA MAHKOTA PENGIRAN MUDA HAJI AL-MUHTADEE BILLAH. This translates into HRH Princess Muneerah of Brunei. The Princess was born on January 2, 2011. The Crown Princely Couple are already parents to a … Continue reading

More Information Concerning the Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton Released

  January 6, 2011 at 8:17 am by

Catherine Middleton and Prince William during the press call

HRH Prince William of Wales will marry Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011, in the Westminster Abbey. This was all the information given before yesterday. New information has been released. Miss Middleton will travel to the wedding service at Westminster Abbey by car along a route that will include The Mall, Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall and Parliament Square. The wedding service will begin at 11am. The Dean of Westminster will … Continue reading

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