Qatar Emir & Sheikha Mozah visit Austria

  December 31, 2010 at 2:44 am by

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The Emir of Qatar and his wife, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al-Misnad, started an official 3-day visit to Austria. Sheikh Hamad and Sheikha Mozah met with with President Heinz Fischer and his wife. Upon arrival to the palace, Sheikh Hamad and the Austrian President reviewed the honor guard during the welcome ceremony in front of the Hofburg palace in Vienna. The two leaders held talks and a number of agreements … Continue reading

Peter and Autumn Phillips Welcome Daughter

  December 30, 2010 at 11:04 am by

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The British Royal Court has announced that Autumn Phillips, wife of Peter Phillips and daughter-in-law of the Princess Royal, gave birth to a healthy baby girl on December 29. The little girl is, in addition to being the first child of Autumn and Peter, also the first grandchild of the Princess Royal and the first great-grandchild of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. The official announcement that was released … Continue reading

Furry Hats at Sandringham

  December 27, 2010 at 6:16 pm by

The Queen at Sandringham, December 2010

On December 25, Britain’s royal family, like every year, attended the traditional Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church on the royal estate in Norfolk. The Queen appeared in light beige colors, wearing a chequered coat to which she added a warm scarf, pinned with one of her delicate brooches and a blonde fur hat. The Duchess of Cornwall greeted the people in a lovely off-white coat with … Continue reading

Looking Forward to a Royal 2011

  December 27, 2010 at 3:32 pm by

In January, the birth of the twins of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is expected. They are the 3rd and 4th children for the couple. The couple are also parents to Prince Christian, second-in-line to the Danish throne, and Princess Isabella (TOPIC). There is more Royal baby news to come, among others, the Duke and Duchess of Noto, Prince Pedro and Princess Sofia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, … Continue reading

A Look Back at a Royal 2010

  December 27, 2010 at 3:28 pm by

In January, Prince Manuel and Princess Anna of Bavaria, neé Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, had their second child and first daughter, Princess Alva. Their first child, Leopold, was born in 2007 (TOPIC). Princess Majeedah of Brunei gave birth to her and her husband’s, Khalil Pengiran Syed Hj Jaafari, second child, a daughter named Raihaanah. Their first child, Abdul Hafeez, was born in 2008 (TOPIC). Of course there isn’t only happy Royal … Continue reading

Princess Marie’s Coat of Arms Revealed

  December 27, 2010 at 5:41 am by

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The coat of arms of Denmark’s Princess Marie, and her father Alain Cavallier, were revealed earlier this month, when their crests were added to the walls of the Frederiksborg Palace Chapel. The Knights Chapel of the Royal Orders is where the crests of all individuals who have a Danish Royal Order are displayed. The two Danish Royal Orders are the Order of the Elephant, the country’s highest, and the Order … Continue reading

Christmas Speech of Queen Beatrix for 2010

  December 26, 2010 at 10:18 pm by

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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has held her annual Christmas speech. This years speech focussed on encouragement and civil courage. To read the full transcript (in Dutch) please click HERE. A video of the Speech:

Happy Holidays from The Royal Forums

  December 24, 2010 at 6:00 pm by

On behalf of the team at The Royal Forums and The Royal Forums Blog, we would like to wish all our members and readers a safe and happy holidays, and an exciting start to 2011! We would like to thank all our members who contribute to the Forums to make it the place it is, and look forward to ‘seeing’ you all again in the New Year. JessRulz, Marengo, Princess … Continue reading

The Fashion of the Nobel Prize Award 2010

  December 22, 2010 at 8:51 pm by

Queen Silvia at the 2010 Nobel Prize ceremony

Fashion-wise it is one of, if not the, highlights in the calendar of the Swedish Royal Family – the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Stockholm. 10th December 2010 – Nobel Prize Ceremony: Queen Silvia The Queen chose an exclusive emerald green gown with a train, layered skirt and bolero. She added a matching pair of green satin pumps to the dress and the regal appearance was completed by the … Continue reading

The Royal Couple’s Events before Christmas

  December 22, 2010 at 7:13 pm by

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On December 21st, the Norwegian King and Queen visited the Frogn volunteer center. These kind of centers are existing all across Norway. They are contact centers for anyone who wants to participate in volunteer activities. The Royal Couple were having guided tours through the house. King Harald was meeting with a group of women who were knitting and weaving, as well as storytellers, babysitters and others. Queen Sonja met artists … Continue reading

Late King Fahad’s Son Marries

  December 22, 2010 at 3:24 pm by

Prince Abdul-Aziz

HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Fahd Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabi, State Minister, Cabinet Member and Chief of the Premiership Diwan married on Tuesday December 21, 2010 in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Prince Abdulaaziz married Princess Mashael, who is the daughter of Prince Faisal bin Meshal bin Abdulaziz. HRH Prince Abdulaziz was the late King Fahad’s youngest and favorite son, he is currently 37 years old. … Continue reading

Christmas Greetings from Abroad

  December 22, 2010 at 11:54 am by

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The Crown Prince family started their 3 month journey abroad at the end of November. Today, the first pictures of the trip have been released by the Royal Court. In India, they met a team from the BBC. They sent the Christmas greetings of the Crown Prince and his family with a film and photos. You can find pictures of the family here and here. The family started the trip … Continue reading

Engagement of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall Announced

  December 21, 2010 at 8:28 am by

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Around one hour ago, on December 21st, the British Royal Court announced the engagement of Miss Zara Phillips, the daughter of HRH the Princess Royal, to Mr Mike Tindall. The announcement, posted on the British Monarchy’s Facebook page and their official website, read: “Announcement of the engagement of Zara Phillips to Mr Mike Tindall, 21 December 2010 The Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips are pleased to announce the engagement … Continue reading

Sheikh Mohammed invites Bosnian Minister of Defense to IDEX Exhibition

  December 21, 2010 at 6:12 am by

United Arab Emirates Coat of Arms

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, sent an invitation to the Minister of Defense of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Selmo Hicotic, to visit the 2011 International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) which will be inaugurated next year and run between the 20th and 21st of February. The message was delivered by Abdul Aziz Bin Nasser Al-Shamsi, the UAE Ambassador to the Italian Republic, during … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Hosts Annual Pre-Christmas Lunch for Family

  December 20, 2010 at 5:46 pm by

British Coat of Arms

The annual Christmas lunch hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for the extended family has taken place. The lunch was a private family affair, but photographers managed to be in the right place at the right to time to snap photos. Gatherings of the whole royal family don’t happen that often and, when they do, it’s usually for some grand occasion like a marriage or major holiday. More than … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Events before Christmas

  December 20, 2010 at 5:34 pm by

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As a family; King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Princess Madeleine attended the Swedish Royal Academy’s annual meeting on the 20th of December. The Swedish Academy is an independentcultural institution, founded in 1786 by King Gustav III in order to advance the Swedish language and Swedish Literature. The Academy has also awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature since 1901. King Carl-Gustav & Queen Silvia: 10th … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Family attended “Prince Claus Award” 2010

  December 20, 2010 at 3:30 pm by

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On Friday 17 December, Her Majesty the Queen and Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Orange, Princess Máxima, Prince Friso, Princess Mabel, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien attended the presentation of the Prince Claus Award to the Algerian publisher Barzakh Editionsat at the Royal Palace. The prize is awarded by Prince Friso, who along with Prince Constantijn is honorary chair of the Prince Claus Fund. The theme of the Prince … Continue reading

Dutch Photo Session at Villa La Angostura

  December 20, 2010 at 2:44 pm by

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On December 18, the Prince of Orange, Princess Maxima and their three little girls Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, left Holland for a trip to Argentina. They will spend the Christmas holiday in Argentina with the family of Princess Maxima. On Sunday morning, the family gave a photoshoot to the media. The family posed in the beautiful garden of ‘Residencia El Messidor’, the house of the governor of the province of … Continue reading

Kate Middleton – A High Street Princess

  December 19, 2010 at 8:05 am by

Engagement of William & Catherine

Kate Middleton has faced intense scrutiny in her fashion choices since the announcement of her engagement last month to Prince William. She has become a fashion darling in the nation’s press with her own care-free and easy style. Kate’s love of high street fashion is setting her apart from many others in the limelight and making her an instant hit amongst the British people, especially at this difficult economic time. … Continue reading

United Family of Monaco Evokes the Christmas Spirit

  December 19, 2010 at 7:54 am by

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It must have been a bit nippy in Monaco on Wednesday, 15 December. Imagine it! In the middle of December, the ladies of the Principality had to wear long sleeves! Princess Caroline wore a beautiful green wool jacket by her favorite designer (do we really need to name him?). She pinned a Christmas tree brooch on the jacket. Princess Stephanie opted for a black peacoat, the exact color of her … Continue reading

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