The Big 5

  November 10, 2010 at 2:30 am by

12 royal children celebrate their fifth birthdays this year

Ones fifth birthday is always special and this is no different for a royal youngster. No fewer than 12 royal children will or have celebrated their half decade this year. Here is a run down of these birthday tots: Belgium Prince Emmanuel – Born the third child of The Duke and Duchess of Brabant, Emmanuel celebrated his 5th birthday on October 4th. He has an older sister, Elisabeth, an older … Continue reading

Danish Royal Youngsters Make an Appearance

  November 10, 2010 at 2:19 am by

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The Hubertus Hunt takes place in Deer Park every autumn and this year there were several special guests. Royal children Prince Christian, Princess Isabella and their cousins Princes Nikolai and Felix came along accompanied by Prince Henrik and the Crown Prince Couple. The children watched the proceedings from the small royal hunting palace located in Deer Park. They were able to observe the various riders, both young and old, ride … Continue reading

The Crown Princess Couple visit Norrbotten

  November 10, 2010 at 1:17 am by

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On Wednesday 3 November, the Crown Princess Couple began their first joint visit to Norrbotten by travelling to Kaunisvaara People’s House in Pajala. There, they learnt about the planned mining facility in Pajala. They then visited Sahavaara Mine, the future site of the mining facility. In the evening, they dined at the Samernas restaurant at Viddernas Hus in Jokkmokk. Day two began with a visit to Áttje, the Swedish Mountain … Continue reading

Concert at the Romanian Ateneum in Honour of King Mihai I

  November 9, 2010 at 7:30 pm by

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Every year on the 8th of November the Romanian Orthodox and the Romanian Greek-Catholic Churches celebrate Saint Michael and Saint Gabriel. HM King Mihai I usually celebrates his birthday more on this day than on the 25th of October, when he was really born at Foisor in 1921. On the 8th of November 1945 was the most famous celebration of King’s birthday because hundreds of thousands of Romanians were in … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima visit Hardemberg and Boxmeer

  November 9, 2010 at 4:35 pm by

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On November 09, Crown Princess Maxima visited Hardemberg. As a member of the Council of Microfinance, Princess Maxima visited the Entrepreneurs Starting. The Princess spoke during the visit about the importance of microfinance and the opportunities that the municipality Hardenberg offers entrepreneurs. She also emphasized the importance of support for graduate students who want to start a company. Entrepreneurs Starting Hardenberg is an initiative of the municipality and the Association … Continue reading

Spanish Royals welcome Pope Benedict XVI

  November 9, 2010 at 2:54 am by

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Last Saturday, September 6th, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, arrived in Spain on the occasion of the beginning of his apostolic visit to Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona. The propose of the journey is to mark the Holy Year of Compostela, because the feast of St. James, July 25, fell on a Sunday this year, 2010 marks a holy year. The other focus of the trip was to consecrate … Continue reading

Round Up of Queen Elizabeth II & The Duke of Edinburgh’s Events, October 28-November 5

  November 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm by

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October 28, 2010, after seeing the Emir of Qatar and his wife off after the official state visit, HM was straight back to work visiting Essex. November 2 saw the Queen receive the High Commissioner for Tanzania, Peter Kallaghe, and the Ambassador of Brazil, Roberto Jaguaribe, at Buckingham Palace, London (see picture). November 3 saw Queen Elizabeth at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London. Among the invested were Barbara … Continue reading

What have the Danish royals been up to lately, Week #44

  November 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm by

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Queen Margrethe & Prince Henrik. Tuesday, 2. November: Queen Margrethe was made an honorary member of the Association of Danish Set Designers, for her work as a, yes, set designer in a number of plays and dramas over the years. Thursday, 4. November: Prince Henrik, who is pretty fond of bridge, attended the international bridge tournament, Bridge 4 People in Copenhagen. Friday, 5. November: Queen Margrethe attended a memorial service … Continue reading

Week of Activities for Crown Princess Maxima

  November 6, 2010 at 12:14 pm by

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On November 04, Crown Princess Maxima attended a meeting about pension awareness for employees organized by “CentiQ” which take place in the former Caballero factory in The Hague. The meeting was intended to guide partners in money matters and professionals from the world of pensions. A large part of Dutch employees are not aware of retirement. This proved the beginning of this year’s first annual Pension Awareness measurement CentiQ 2200 … Continue reading

Queen Sofia visits Panda Babies

  November 5, 2010 at 5:49 pm by

Queen Sofia craddling one of the baby pandas

The last September 7th, a pair of twins panda were born at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium. The cubs were conceived through artificial insemination in a joint project of Madrid Zoo and veterinarian University in collaboration with the Care Center for Giant Panda in Chengdu, China. Today, the little cubs received the visit of Queen Sofia, who was very interested in all that had to do with the daily care this … Continue reading

Crown Princely Couple Visit to Finland

  November 4, 2010 at 7:58 pm by

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Since their return from their honeymoon, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have been jetting off round Europe (and China). They arrived on October 31st in Vantaa, Finland for a 3 day visit. To start of the visit to Finland they meet with the President of the Republic, Tarja Halonen, and her husband, Dr Pentti Arajarvi, at Mantyniemi, the official residence of the President. They then went on to make … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mette Marit’s Style in New York

  November 4, 2010 at 7:53 pm by

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On October 28th and 29th, Norway’s Crown Princely Couple visited New York City for the 100th jubilee of “The American-Scandinavian Foundation”. From the fashion point of view, Crown Princess Mette Marit vividly demonstrated once again that Valentino, one of her preferred designers, becomes her very well. When Crown Princess Mette Marit arrived for a seminar at the International Peace Institute, she was wearing a classic light beige skirt suit which … Continue reading

The Crown Prince Family: Travel Abroad

  November 4, 2010 at 10:04 am by

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The Royal Court announced today that Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are planning to travel abroad with their family from the end of November 2010 to the end of January 2011. All 3 children will join them. The family is planning to live abroad at the period to get to know other countries, cultures and people. The aim is also to experience the different ways of life and … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima visit Face2Face Project

  November 3, 2010 at 11:15 am by

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On November 02, Princess Maxima visited the Face2Face Project at the Bonhoeffer College in Enschede. Face2Face is a voluntary initiative of Humanitas VOC Tandem organization and is supported by the Orange Fund. This project offers volunteer mentor support to young people in secondary education is difficult come and helps prevent early school leaving and reinforces the educational and internship opportunities for young people. The Bonhoeffer College is a training VMBO … Continue reading

Princess Haya to run for Second FEI Presidency Term

  November 3, 2010 at 2:45 am by

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It is not going to be an easy competition for Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, when she runs again for a second term as President of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI). Princess Haya will be running against Henk Rottinghuis of the Netherlands and Sven Holmberg from Sweden for the … Continue reading

Visit to New York

  November 2, 2010 at 9:15 am by

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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit paid a two-day visit to New York. They travelled to the USA to mark the centennial anniversary of the American-Scandinavian Foundation. Crown Prince Haakon first took part in a panel discussion hosted by the International Peace Institute and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Afterwards the Crown Prince met with the UNDP to plan his visit to Indonesia, which is scheduled for November. … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima attended Two Conferences

  November 2, 2010 at 8:42 am by

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On October 31, Crown Princess Maxima with Crown Prince Willem Alexander participated at International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change.His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange spoke at the opening of the International Conference in his capacity as chairman of the UN Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB). The conference aims to show how agriculture can contribute to adequate food in 2050 and to reduce the effects … Continue reading

Sheikha Mozah’s Couture Wardrobe on State Visit

  November 2, 2010 at 7:26 am by

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It just took 3-days for Sheikha Mozah, the Emir of Qatar’s wife, to make headlines during the state visit to the United Kingdom. Sheikha Mozah’s wardrobe during the visit got people talking, including top British designer Julien Macdonald, who praised her style: “not since Jackie O has any first lady had such global resonance in terms of fashion” and went on saying “glamorous and sophisticated, the very epitome of a … Continue reading

Albert II and Fiancee in Japan

  November 2, 2010 at 3:19 am by

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Prince Albert II of Monaco has brought his bride-to-be, Charlene Wittstock, to the Palace of Tokyo, where she was introduced to the Emperor and Empress of Japan. There aren’t many royals who make Grimaldis seem tall, but Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko certainly do! Their Imperial Majesties stood approximately a head shorter than the Prince and Miss Wittstock, who visited Japan in order to attend the X Conference of the … Continue reading

Lyon and Rome for Charlotte

  November 2, 2010 at 3:13 am by

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Thursday: Jumping competition in Lyon, check! Friday, jumping in Lyon again, check! Saturday, red carpet in Rome with brother’s girlfriend, check! It’s all in a typical week for Charlotte Casiraghi, elder daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco and her second husband, the late World Offshore Champion Stefano Casiraghi. Yes, indeed, Miss Casiraghi removed her Gucci jodhpurs and riding boots for the day on Saturday, 30 October 2010, replacing them with … Continue reading

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