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

What have the Swedish Royals been up to lately?

  November 20, 2010 at 2:01 pm by

The royal family at the World Child and Youth Forum

King Carl-Gustav & Queen Silvia; 8th-13th November: King Carl-Gustav was in China, on his travels he visited Geely Company and talked with the owner about his new Volvo. The Ruijin Hospital where the Royal Technology Mission and boarded the Magnetic rail train in Shanghai. 16th November: King Carl handed out the Prince Eugen Medal during a ceremony at the Royal Castle in Stockholm. It is an award for outstanding artistic … Continue reading

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa visits Bazar de la Croix-Rouge

  November 20, 2010 at 1:45 pm by

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HRH Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg visited traditional Bazar de la Croix-Rouge on November 14, 2010. The Grand Duchess is the President of the Luxembourgian part of the Red Cross. The benefits of this years Bazar will go towards activities of the Youth Red Cross and will help fund projects that help young people to build their future. The official website of the Red Cross can be found HERE. … Continue reading

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa receive the President of Germany

  November 20, 2010 at 1:28 pm by

Grand Duke Henri and President Wulff

TRH Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg received the President of Germany, Christian Wulff, on November 12, 2010. After the official welcome, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess hosted an official lunch to honor the President. More information about the visit of the President of Germany can be found in the thread Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Current Events Part 6 (March 2008 … Continue reading

Princess Margarita and Tjalling ten Cate Expecting 2nd Child

  November 20, 2010 at 11:25 am by

Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma and Tjalling ten Cate

HRH Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, Countess of Colorno, and Tjalling ten Cate are expecting their second child in the spring of 2011. The couple were married on May 3, 2008, and their first child, Julia, was born on September 3, 2008. Princess Margarita is the daughter of the late Duke of Parma and Piacenza, Prince Carlos Hugo, and his former wife, Princess Irene of the Netherlands, one of the younger … Continue reading

The Duke of Vendôme chairs Gens de France meeting

  November 20, 2010 at 7:55 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Vendôme

The Duke of Vendôme, Prince Jean of France, chaired a meeting of the associaton “Gens de France” on November 19, 2010 in Paris. Gens de France translates as “People of France” and the Duke is the president of Gens de France. The wife of the Duke, HRH Princess Philomena, and the brother of the Duke, HRH the Duke of Angoulême, Prince Eudes of France, also attended the meeting. The association … Continue reading

Haya wins The Eagle Award

  November 20, 2010 at 4:36 am by

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein of Jordan, Sheikha of Dubai

Princess Haya Al-Hussain has been awarded the highest international honour from the largest sports university in the world. Princess Haya has won the United States Sports Academy’s 2010 Eagle Award for her contribution to equestrian sports and the Olympics. The Alabama-based sports university said Princess Haya – the wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai – had been chosen for … Continue reading

Queen Sofia in New York

  November 19, 2010 at 6:12 pm by

Queen Sofia at the Balenciaga exhibition

Queen Sofia of Spain is in New York this week attending the activities that annually are organized by the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute. The Spanish Institute was founded in 1954 in New York and its main aim is to promote the culture of the Spanish-speaking world in the United States. The activities organized by the Institute to carry out such a task, are focusing mainly on particular aspects of “Spanish … Continue reading

Grand Duke Henri attends the 75th anniversary of ALI

  November 19, 2010 at 3:42 pm by

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HRH Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg attended the 75th anniversary of the ALI on November 10, 2010. ALI stands for “Association luxembourgeoise des ingénieurs”, which is French for “Association of Professional Engineers” The official website of foundation can be found HERE. In 1935 a group of 25 unemployed engineers was formed in order to defend the professional interests and the Association has been a non-profit organization since April 2002. More … Continue reading

Grand Duchess Maria Theresa and HGD Guillaume attend Global Social Business Summit 2010

  November 19, 2010 at 3:15 pm by

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HRH Grand Duchess Maria Theresa and HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg attended the Global Social Business Summit 2010 on November 4, 2010 in Wolfsburg, Germany. The Grand Duchess and the Hereditary Grand Duke were accompanied by a delegation of national experts. Grand Duchess Maria Theresa has offered to host the Global Social Business Summit in 2012. More information about the Grand Duchess and the Hereditary Grand Duke attending … Continue reading

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