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

Crown Princess Maxima was in Seattle at the Global Savings Forum

  November 18, 2010 at 6:01 pm by

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Princess Maxima on November 16 and 17 participated in a conference organized by “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation” in Seattle, USA as the U.N. Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. The Gates couple are the chairmens and patrons of the foundation. In an interactive session, Princess Maxima and Melinda Gates discussed the developments in the field of ‘inclusive finance’ and stress the importance for people in … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Family has Received German President

  November 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm by

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On November 18, Queen Beatrix,Prince Willem Alexander and Princess Maxima have received the new President of Germany, Christian Wulff. President Wulff was received at Noordeinde Palace. Afterwards, the Queen has offered a lunch. In the afternoon Wulff met Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the prime minister’s residence in The Hague.

William & Catherine’s Engagement Interview

  November 16, 2010 at 10:29 pm by

Catherine Middleton and Prince William during the press call

Following their press call with the British media this afternoon, Prince William and his fiancé Catherine Middleton sat down for an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby. The full interview can be watched here, courtesy of Sky News. A transcript is available from The Mirror. Here are some highlights: Prince William carried the engagement ring, his late mother’s, around in his rucksack for three weeks before finally proposing to Catherine. “I … Continue reading

William & Catherine’s Engagement Press Call

  November 16, 2010 at 10:01 pm by

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Following the announcement of their long-awaited engagement, Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton held a press call to mark the occassion, at St James’ Palace. At a quarter to five, the couple entered one of the Palace’s reception rooms and were greeted by a slew of reporters and photographers from the British media. William and Catherine, blinded initially by the flashing lightbulbs, posed for photos before answering some questions from … Continue reading

Queen Noor Raises Awareness for Pakistan Flood

  November 16, 2010 at 8:52 pm by

Queen Noor attends the Pakistan benefit event

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan hosted on November 15th, 2010 the event: “Pakistan: Hopes Submerged, Resilience Remains” at the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association in New York. The reception, organized by Refugees International, raised awareness for Pakistan, a country which lives a crisis after the devastating floods that started in August. Queen Noor, who is a board member of Refugee International, called for more support for Pakistan and she … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien in Spain

  November 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm by

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On November 16, Princess Laurentien was in Barcelona to present her new children’s book ‘Mr Finney’ dedicated to climate change. Published in 2009 in Dutch, the first story of the series is titled “Mr. Finney and the world upside down” and its Spanish version will be released in spring 2011 (Editorial SM). Laurentien of Orange-Nassau explained today that Finney, the character who stars in the series of tales, was born … Continue reading

Prince William and Catherine Middleton Officially Engaged

  November 16, 2010 at 8:17 am by

The Coat of Arms of the Duke of Cambridge

In breaking news, Clarence House has announced the engagement of HRH Prince William of Wales to Miss Catherine Middleton, his girlfriend of eight years. The press release read: The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton. The wedding will take place in the Spring or Summer of 2011, in London. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due … Continue reading

The Duchess of Gloucester visits Bermuda

  November 16, 2010 at 6:41 am by

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On November 11, the Duchess of Gloucester, who is the Colonel-in-Chief of the Bermuda Regiment, arrived in Bermuda for an official visit where she presented the Bermuda Regiment with new Colours at the National Sports Center on November 13 (for a detailed explaination about the presentation of colours ceremony, please visit here). It has been her second visit to Bermuda, and the first time she presented the colours to the … Continue reading

Belgian Royals celebrates The King’s Feast

  November 15, 2010 at 5:08 pm by

The Belgian Royals at the 2010 Kings Feast

On November 15, the Belgian Royal Family has celebrated The King’s Feast. Since 1886, celebrations take place in honour of the Belgian Monarch. Present were Crown Prince Philippe, Princess Mathilde, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent, Princess Claire and Queen Fabiola. King Albert and Queen Paola don’t usually attend at the Service as protocol decrees. Also present were the European Union President Herman Van Rompuy and Belgian Prime Minister Yves … Continue reading

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