A Successful Surgery for the Saudi Monarch in NYC

  November 25, 2010 at 7:57 am by

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The Royal Saudi Court & Al-Arabiya news channel reported today that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, is doing much better after undergoing a successful back surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital. The 86 year old Saudi monarch left his country last Monday heading to the US, seeking more medical check-up & treatment for a blood clot complicated a slipped spinal … Continue reading

Infanta Elena opens Horses Show

  November 24, 2010 at 1:09 pm by

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Yesterday November 23th Infanta Elena of Spain attended the inauguration of the International Horse Show (SICAB) in his XX edition of which her royal Highness is Honorary President. SICAB was established in 1991 in Sevilla as a trade fair to show the purebred Spanish horses to the public in general following the downturn caused by the African Horse Disease epidemic in Spain. It is focused exclusively in purebred Spanish horses, … Continue reading

Lalla Salma Association Against Cancer’s Fifth Anniversary

  November 24, 2010 at 10:17 am by

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For the occasion of the national Day to fight cancer Princess Lalla Salma presided on Monday in Rabat over the closing of the 2009 ordinary General Meeting of the Lalla Salma Association Against Cancer (ALSC) as well as the awards ceremony of national and international prizes for the year 2010. The international prize this year was awarded to F. Hoffmann-La Roche Laboratory for its various scientific researches in the field … Continue reading

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume visits Sweden

  November 24, 2010 at 6:42 am by

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg

HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg visited Sweden from November 14 till November 16, 2010. The Hereditary Grand Duke is joined on this visit by the Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Jeannot Krecké, and a delegation from the biomedicine sector in Luxembourg. The Hereditary Grand Duke first visited the Uppsala University, he then had a meeting with Daniel Johansson, and after that meeting he visited Hammarby Sjöstad. The … Continue reading

First Birthday of Prince Gaston of Orléans

  November 24, 2010 at 5:31 am by

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HRH Prince Gaston of Orléans, the son of TRH the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme, Prince Jean and Princess Philomena of France, celebrated his first birthday on November 19, 2010. After his father, Prince Gaston is second in line to the headship of the Royal family. On his birthday, his father chaired the Gens de France meeting and both the Duke and the Duchess attended the reception after the meeting. … Continue reading

Prince Maurits and Princess Marilène Celebrate their 12.5 Year Anniversary

  November 23, 2010 at 5:05 pm by

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On November 30, TH Prince Maurits and Princess Marilène of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, are celebrating their 12.5 year anniversary. To celebrate this, the family has released a new (High Quality) picture. The couple was civilly married on May 29, 1998, and religiously on May 30, 1998. Since then, they’ve had three children, Anastasia (Anna), born April 15, 2001, Lucas, born October 26, 2002, and Felicia van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven, born … Continue reading

Grand Duke Jean turns 90 on January 5

  November 23, 2010 at 1:54 pm by

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HRH Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg is turning 90 on January 5, 2011. To celebrate this, a picture was released of Grand Duke Jean with his oldest son and daughter-in-law, TRH Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa. A concert will be held in honour of Grand Duke Jean on January 5 and according to Wort, Grand Duke Jean, his children and grandchildren will all attend. Grand Duke Jean … Continue reading

William & Catherine Set the Date

  November 23, 2010 at 8:38 am by

The Coat of Arms of the Duke of Cambridge

Prince William and his fiancée Catherine Middleton have set the date for their 2011 nuptials – Friday April 29th. A venue was also announced in the press release from Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey: “The marriage of Prince William and Miss Middleton will take place at Westminster Abbey on Friday 29th April 2011. The Royal Family will pay for the wedding, following the precedence set by the marriages of The Prince … Continue reading

Crown Prince Frederik receives District Heating Association’s “Dane of the Year” Appointment

  November 22, 2010 at 5:16 pm by

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HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark has received the District Heating Association’s “Dane of the Year” appointment in Frederik’s VIII Palace, Amalienborg, on November 22, 2010. The official press release (in Danish) can be found HERE. A small picture is included. If you choose “Download foto i stort format” You can view the picture in High Quality. In addition to the renevation of the new home of the Crown Princely … Continue reading

What have the Danish Royals been up to lately? Week #46, 2010.

  November 22, 2010 at 4:27 pm by

Danish Coat of Arms

Queen Margrethe & Prince Henrik. Tuesday, 16. November: Prince Henrik and Crown Prince Frederik took part in royal hunt in Grib Forest near Fredensborg Palace. At the game parade in the evening in front of Fredensborg Palace, Queen Margrethe, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Christian looked on, before all the adults gathered for a dinner hosted by Queen Margrethe. Hunting is not an issue in Denmark. Wednesday, 17. November: Together … Continue reading

Charlene Wittstock, Outshines with Elegance on Monaco’s National Day

  November 21, 2010 at 9:38 pm by

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Once more, the Grimaldi Family got together to celebrate the Principality’s National Day festivities along with their people. Prince Albert II could enjoy a fantastic day, and introduced Charlene Wittstock for the very first time as his fiancée, and future wife. The Sovereign attended Saint Nicholas Cathedral Mass in the morning with sisters Princess Caroline of Hannover and Princess Stephanie of Monaco. Both ladies gave a regal, elegance presence, dressed … Continue reading

Saudi Monarch to fly to the US for Medical Tests, Blood Clot Treatment

  November 21, 2010 at 9:29 pm by

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The Royal Saudi court announced that King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, will leave to the US on Monday to complete medical check-up and to follow-up treatment according to the recommendation of the medical team. The 86 year old Saudi monarch has been hospitalized in Riyadh for few hours after suffering from increased back pain due to a blood clot. Then doctors decided … Continue reading

Prince Hassan receives the Bayreuth Prize

  November 21, 2010 at 9:19 pm by

Prince Hassan receives his award

On November 18th, 2010 Prince Hassan was honoured by the German city of Bayreuth with the Wilhelmine von Bayreuth Prize. Jordan’s Prince received the Prize from Bayreuth’s Mayor, Michael Hohl, at the end of the 2nd Bayreuth Futures Forum and in presence of his wife, Princess Sarvath Al Hassan. During his speech the Prince emphasized the importance of the dialogue between cultures, nations and religions to get security among nations. … Continue reading

Catherine “Kate” Middleton’s Engagement Outfit

  November 21, 2010 at 3:26 pm by

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In the afternoon of November 16, Clarence House released a brief announcement telling the world about the engagement of Prince William of Wales and his long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton. Since this announcement was made, royal-watchers from all around the world could hardly wait for Miss Catherine Middleton’s first official public performance. At 16:45 London hour, the newly engaged couple appeared in front of the media for a photocall in St. … Continue reading

Princess Mathilde Attends Celebrations of the Nederlandse Taaluni (Dutch Language Union)

  November 21, 2010 at 12:05 pm by

Princess Mathilde in Brugge

On November 20, Crown Princess Mathilde was present at the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the Nederlandse Taaluni (Dutch Language Union), in Brugge. Were invited for the summit: the Netherlands, Flanders, Suriname, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles and South Africa. The meeting begins on Friday November 19, with an official reception at the town hall of Bruges. Were invited ministers diplomatic representatives, members of the Inter-Parliamentary Commission of the Dutch Language … Continue reading

‘European Vulnerable Children’ Conference in Belgium

  November 21, 2010 at 10:55 am by

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On the initiative of Queen Paola, in her capacity as Honorary President of the NGO Child Focus, an organization dedicated to finding missing children, and under the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, took place on Wednesday 17 and Thursday, November 18, 2010 a conference in the Royal Palace in Brussels with the theme “Vulnerable children on the run, a challenge for Europe.” The conference was sponsored … Continue reading

Princess Basma Performs Hajj

  November 21, 2010 at 8:03 am by

Princess Basma at the hajj

Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal, the sister of the late King Hussein of Jordan, performed Hajj on November 14-18, 2010 accompanied by her youngest son, Saad Kurdi. During this trip she also visited the headquarters of Jordanian Hajj delegation in Mecca to check the services offered to Jordanian and Arab Israeli pilgrims. Princess Basma expressed her deepest thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques … Continue reading

98th Birthday of Archduke Otto

  November 20, 2010 at 6:23 pm by

Archduke Otto of Habsburg, in 2007

Today marks the 98th birthday of Archduke Otto of Austria, Prince of Hungary and Bohemia, former Head of the Austrian Imperial Family from 1922 to his abdication in 2007, perhaps best known simply as Otto von Habsburg, writer, journalist and European politician. Usually 98th birthdays aren’t regarded as milestones; but the anniversary of such an extraordinary man deserves some celebration, and we want to do by reposting the (updated) biography … Continue reading

Prince Henrik and Prince Christian Unveil Portrait of Duke Ulrik

  November 20, 2010 at 4:24 pm by

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HRH the Prince Consort, Prince Henrik, and HRH Prince Christian of Denmark unveiled a portrait of King Christian IV’s son, Duke Ulrik, at Rosenborg Castle. Among those attending was proud mom HRH Crown Princess Mary, who watched her oldest child perform his first officially listed duty. The portrait was created around 1615 and shows then four-year-old Duke Ulrik. Duke Ulrich was the fourth son of King Christian IV and Queen Anne … Continue reading

Religious Wedding for Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma and Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel

  November 20, 2010 at 3:20 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Parma

Prince Carlos Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, titular Duke of Parma and Piacenza, and Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel got married today in a religious ceremony, which took place in Bruxelles at the Abbey of La Cambre. Carlos and Annemarie, now styled HRH the Duchess of Parma and Piacenza, married in a civil ceremony in Wijk bij Duurstede (The Netherlands) on 12 June; their religious marriage was set to take place on 28 … Continue reading

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