Princess Lalla Meryem opens the 7th National Session of Children’s Parliament

  October 25, 2010 at 8:56 pm by

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Princess Lalla Meryem, chairwoman of the National Observatory for Child’s Rights and of the Children’s Parliament, chaired on Saturday at the parliament headquarters the official meeting of the 7th national session of the Children’s Parliament. During this meeting, Princess Lalla Meryem read a message sent by King Mohammed VI to the participants in the session, Princess Lalla Meryem also followed the question session of the children MPs concerning matters related … Continue reading

Countess Hélène d’Udekem d’Acoz Engaged

  October 25, 2010 at 8:45 am by

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The sister of Princess Mathilde, Countess Hélène d’Udekem d’Acoz, is engaged. The information was made public on the death notice of Baroness Geneviève Bracht, née de Hemptinne, where among the grandchildren were listed: Baron Nicolas Janssen and his fiancée, Countess Hélène d’Udekem d’Acoz. Is is not yet known when and where the wedding will take place. The groom’s parents are Baron Daniel Janssen and Baroness Therese Bracht. Nicholas’ maternal grandfather, … Continue reading

Prince Sixte Henri Tries to Stop Japanese Pop Art Exposition at Versailles

  October 25, 2010 at 7:44 am by

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Prince Sixte Henri of Bourbon-Parma (uncle of the Duke of Parma) and a palace of Versailles defence group are trying to start a law suit to stop the exhibition of the works of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. Twenty two works of neo-pop-art artist Murakami are exhibited in the palace of Versailles and its gardens from September 14th to December 12th 2010. Murakami is regarded as a founder of the ‘super … Continue reading

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume attends delivery of the Luxembourg American Business Award 2010

  October 24, 2010 at 4:30 am by

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HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg visited the United States of America. Accompanied by the Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Jeannot Krecké, the Hereditary Grand Duke attended the delivery of the Luxembourg American Business Award 2010 on 20 October 2010. This year, the award was won by Husky Injection Molding Systems. Husky Injection Molding Systems supplies among others injection molding equipment. To read more about this company, you … Continue reading

Annual Gala for Stortinget

  October 22, 2010 at 6:02 pm by

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Yesterday the Norwegian Royal attended the annual Gala for Stortinget – the Norwegian Parliament. King Harald and Queen Sonja received the representatives of the Parliament representatives in the Palace which is part of a 100-year-old tradition. The Gala for Stortinget is hosted since 1906. King Haakon was the first one who invited invited the members of the Stortinget to dinner in the first parliamentary year after he became king of … Continue reading

Come to Oviedo…

  October 22, 2010 at 5:23 am by

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Everything is ready in Oviedo where in a few hours the XXX edition of the Prince of Asturias Awards will take place. Since May this year, the Foundation has bestowed its eight awards in different categories as Arts, Social Sciences, Communication and Humanities, International Cooperation, Technical and Scientific Research, Letters, Sport and Concord. The prize for the Arts was to Richard Serra, an American sculptor which is considered the great … Continue reading

Mathilde on UNAIDS Mission to Liberia

  October 20, 2010 at 1:13 pm by

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Belgium’s Princess Mathilde has undertaken a United Nations Mission to Liberia. Mathilde was invited due to her role as special representative of UNICEF and UNAIDS, to raise awareness for the problems around “children and HIV/AIDS”. The mission focusses mainly on childern and women. Apart from visits to hospitals, schools and several projects, princess Mathilde was also present at the launch of the new ‘Agenda for Accelerating Country Action on Women, … Continue reading

Queen Beatrix: ‘Most Powerful Woman of The Netherlands’

  October 20, 2010 at 12:58 pm by

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According to the monthly magazine ‘Opzij’, Queen Beatrix is the most powerful woman of The Netherlands at the moment. A jury under the supervision of editor Margriet van der Linden chose Her Majesty as number one on the list ‘Opzij Top 100′. Previous years the magazine decided that Her Majesty could not participate in the contest as her role is hereditary. This year however they made an exception for the … Continue reading

State Visit from Switzerland

  October 17, 2010 at 7:45 am by

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The Swiss Confederation paid a State Visit to Norway. Her Excellency Ms. Doris Leuthard and Dr. Roland Hausin were welcomed by His Majesty King Harald V on October 14th. The Confederation was formally welcomed in the Palace Square and were introduced to representatives of official institutions in Norway. The Queen and the Crown Princely couple were also in attendance. After the welcoming ceremomy President Leuthard laid a wreath at the … Continue reading

Princess Caroline visits Palazzo Vecchio

  October 17, 2010 at 7:31 am by

Princess Caroline in Italy

In the past week, Princess Caroline of Monaco paid a visit to the Palazzo Vecchio in the city of Florence, the capital of the Florentine province of Tuscany, Italy. The tour of the Palazzo Vecchio included the Uffizi Gallery and the Boboli Garden. Wearing her trademark sunglasses and pashmina scarf for her tour of the palace, the Princess showed that she was an impassioned student of culture. The Princess, according … Continue reading

Caroline of Monaco’s Lawyers Appeal (again) for her Privacy

  October 17, 2010 at 7:28 am by

Princess Caroline of Monaco, The Princess of Hannover

Princess Caroline of Monaco’s lawyer, Mattias Prinz, on Wednesday, 13 October, addressed the European Court of Human Rights in Strausbourg, France. His issue was the failure of the German constitutional courts to accept the 2004 landmark decision by the ECHR that upheld his royal client’s right to privacy in accordance with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. He said that, even to this day, while Caroline’s privacy … Continue reading

Prince Ali of Jordan plans to fill the position of FIFA Vice President

  October 12, 2010 at 4:23 am by

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During a news conference in Amman, HRH Prince Ali bin al Hussein of Jordan started his campaign to fill the position of FIFA Vice President representing Asia. The Prince, who is the founder and head of the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) and has been the President of the Jordanian Football Association over the past decade, said “My goal is to restore the values of fair play – a key … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Hasna opens Conference on Sustainable Management of the Coast

  October 12, 2010 at 4:16 am by

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Princess Lalla Hasna, President of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, presided on Saturday in Tangiers over the opening ceremony of the International Conference on “Sustainable Management of the Coast: Role of Education and Awareness-raising.” In a royal message addressed to participants in this conference and read out by Lalla Hasna, King Mohammed VI paid tribute to Princess Lalla Hasna, who along with her Presidency of … Continue reading

Prince Albert in India and China

  October 11, 2010 at 12:07 am by

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In the past week, Prince Albert II of Monaco visited both India and China. On Sunday, the 3rd of October, the Sovereign joined Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, for the opening ceremony of the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games. Well-known for his love of sports, Prince Albert is, many-times-over, an Olympic athlete and, besides this, he is a member of the International Olympic Committee. He is also President … Continue reading

Prince Faisal Opens Sochi Camp

  October 8, 2010 at 8:44 am by

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Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein, IOC member from Jordan and the founder of Generations For Peace, opened on October 1st, 2010 the first European camp of Generations For Peace in the Russian city of Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Generations For Peace Sochi brings together 57 leaders of youth from 11 European and Central Asian countries that have been involved in various forms of … Continue reading

Lovingly Remembered after 20 Years: Stefano Casiraghi (1960-1990)

  October 8, 2010 at 8:42 am by

Princess Caroline and Stefano Casiraghi

On October 3rd, the Como village Fino Mornasco commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the death of one of its sons. He was born and educated there, at its Collegio Gallio, and at the age of 23, his marriage to Princess Caroline of Monaco made him famous far beyond the shores of Italy. But Stefano Casiraghi was beloved by his family and friends, as well as the community of Fino Mornasco, … Continue reading

Scout’s Honor

  October 8, 2010 at 8:39 am by

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Last weekend, on Saturday, 25 September, the Association Scouts de Monaco marked their centennial and Princess Caroline was there to congratulate them. Monegasque Scouting dates back to 1910, and its patronage under French Scouting began in 1918. In 1990, the Monegasque Scouts became fully independent of their French brethren under the World Organization of the Scout Movement. The Association is actually the Association des Guides et Scouts, the Guides of … Continue reading

Prinsjesdag 2010

  September 28, 2010 at 12:27 am by

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The Dutch Royal Family have today celebrated Prinsjesdag, the traditional opening of parliament. At 13:00, the royal family departed from Noordeinde Palace in the Golden Coach and the Gala State Sedan, headed for the Parliamentary Halls in The Hague. An incident took place during the route to the Ridderzaal, when a 29-year-old man from Winterswijk throw a tealight candle holder at the Golden Coach, hitting one of its windows. Quickly … Continue reading

King Mohammed VI at the Millennium Development Goals Summit In New-york

  September 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm by

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At the United Nations headquarters in New York, King Mohammed VI of Morocco attended the UN Summit Millennium Development Goals, in which the King underlined in an address on Monday before the summit Morocco’s engagement to realize the Millennium Development Goals. In this regard, King Mohammed VI recalled that, “to promote a global partnership based on solidarity Morocco has made human development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals … Continue reading

Queen Rania undergoes Medical Procedure in New York

  September 27, 2010 at 10:57 am by

Queen Rania of Jordan

Jordan’s Queen Rania is recovering in a New York hospital Monday after undergoing a medical procedure to correct an irregular heart rhythm. In a statement, the royal court said, “The procedure went very smoothly and Her Majesty is well and in good spirits. She will remain in hospital for two nights while she recuperates.” News agency Petra describes the procedure as “a catheterization through a vein to the heart”, which … Continue reading

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