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

Reza Pahlavi Celebrates 50th Birthday

  November 2, 2010 at 3:00 am by

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On October 31st Prince Cyrus Reza Pahlavi of Iran celebrated his 50th birthday together with his family and friends. Reza Pahlavi was born on October 31st 1960 in Tehran, Iran. He is the he eldest son of the late Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza, and Farah Diba. Reza’s siblings include Princess Farahnaz (1963), Prince Ali Reza (1966), as well as a half-sister, Princess Shahnaz (1940). His youngest sister, Princess Leila, … Continue reading

Caroline of Monaco: Busybody Fundraiser and Model Princess

  November 2, 2010 at 2:59 am by

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Princess Caroline of Monaco certainly lives lavishly. Every summer, she recharges her batteries on the 118-foot PACHA III as it weaves around and along the jet-set playgrounds of the Mediterranean. For this peaceful time, she pays a heavy price, being shown in magazines on board the yacht in her bikini, surrounded by her children and their dearest friends. Her lawyer, Mattias Prinz, pointed to her most recent cruise when he … Continue reading

What have the Danish royals been up to lately?

  November 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm by

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Just a little personal note to start with: This is my first attempt at writing a blog, so please bear with me. I intend this to be a brief weekly summary of the latest events involving the Danish royals. For more details you will have to go to the appropriate topics. this is merely a sample, a bite if you will. If it works, I’ll continue. If it doesn’t, well, … Continue reading

Week of Events for Belgian Crown Prince Couple

  November 1, 2010 at 11:38 am by

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On Monday 25 October, Crown Prince Philippe had a meet with a delegation of the Royal Belgian Equestrian Federation.The meeting took place at the Royal Palace in Brussels. Crown Prince Philippe received Belgian jockeys who won medals at the World Equestrian Games two weeks ago in Lexington (Kentucky). The delegation was led by Jacky Buchmann, president of the Belgian Federation of Equestrian Sports. Crown Prince Philippe has congratulated all the … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Vendôme Visit ‘Their’ Duchy

  November 1, 2010 at 8:03 am by

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Prince Jean of France, Duke of Vendôme, and his wife Princess Philomena visited the city of Vendôme on October 28th. They were invited by the mayor of the city, Mme Catherine Lockartand by the director of the institute of National Patrimony, Mr. Roch Payet to attend a ceremony organized to inaugurate the restored bust of King Henri IV. The buste is situated in the parc of Chateau Vendôme, a castle … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Honor the ‘Soldier of Orange’

  November 1, 2010 at 7:13 am by

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Various members of the Dutch royal family attended the premiere of the muscial ‘Soldaat van Oranje’ (soldier of Orange) at a special theatre on the former militairy airport of Valkenburg. The musical is based on the WWII memories of Erik Hazelhoff-Roelfzema (1917-2007), a Dutch RAF pilot and spy. In 1977 Paul Verhoeven already made a movie of the book, and now the plot was adapted for the musical by Edwin … Continue reading

King Harald: “She will always be our daughter”

  October 29, 2010 at 10:09 am by

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For the first time King Harald of Norway commented on his daughter’s statements that she speaks with the dead. Princess Märtha Louise caused several discussions after announcing she doesn’t only talk to angels, but also to dead people. During an interview with the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten the King admitted that parents don’t always agree with their children. “What is important for us is that we love them.” the King said. … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria in The Netherlands

  October 29, 2010 at 8:43 am by

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A cross country royal event took place yesterday evening, when Crown Princess Victoria attended the 50th Anniversary Royal Gala evening for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands. Also in attendance at the gala were HRH The Prince of Oranje and the Duke of Parma and his wife Annemarie. The duke and duchess celebrated their civil wedding this spring. The religious wedding was postponed due to the death of … Continue reading

Emir of Qatar and Wife in the UK

  October 29, 2010 at 8:36 am by

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The Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned arrived in the UK on the 25th for a 2 day tour to the UK, the first since his last visit in 1985. To show that this was a rather special visit, The Emir and his wife stayed at Windsor Castle rather than the more formal Buckingham Palace. The following … Continue reading

State Visit to Slovakia

  October 29, 2010 at 5:10 am by

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Norways’s Royal couple, King Harald V and Queen Sonja, paid a State Visit to the Slovak Republic from October 26th to 29th. Day 1 At the first day the Royal couple was officially welcomed by President Ivan Gašparovičand First Lady Silvia Gašparovičová. The Norweian Royals recieved a loaf of bread and salt, which is a tradition in Slovakia. Afterwards the King and the President met with Norwegian and Slovakian representatives … Continue reading

Prince William Honors Submariners in Scotland

  October 28, 2010 at 7:06 pm by

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Prince William was at Scotland’s Royal Navy headquarters at Faslane on the Clyde on Thursday, to award submariners who had done 20 or more patrols at sea. A total of 22 navymen received gold pins from the Prince, who looked dashing dressed in a navy uniform. It was the first time such an award was given out. Chief Petty Officer Stephen Irvine, one of the officers presented with the gold … Continue reading

Grand Duke Henri visits Projects of the Hëllef fir d’Natur Foundation

  October 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm by

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HRH Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg visited several projects of the Hëllef fir d’Natur Foundation on October 14, 2010. The Hëllef fir d’Natur Foundation was established in 1982 in order to acquire and manage nature reserves. Over the years the main activity remained preserving and restoring of the natural environment. During the visit of the Grand Duke, it was announced that the symbolic threshold of 1000 hectares of nature reserves … Continue reading

Princess Amalia’s Airplane

  October 27, 2010 at 7:24 pm by

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When Princess Amalia of the Netherlands turns 7 on the 7th of December, she will receive a very special honour. The airplane DC-3 PBA, named so as the princess’ great-grandfather Prince Bernhard flew it in the 1940s and 50s, will be christened Amalia. The baptism will be performed by KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) CEO Peter Hartman. Princess Amalia was born on the 7th of December 2003, however only had a … Continue reading

Prince Christian Celebrates 5th Birthday

  October 27, 2010 at 7:19 pm by

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On the 15th of October His Royal Highness Prince Christian of Denmark celebrated his 5th birthday. Born to a 21 gun saute back in 2005, Christian was loved by the nation from the start. So how does a young royal celebrate his half decade? With his family and friends like any other child. Christian’s kindergarten friends arrived at The Chancellory House at around 10 am and enjoyed treats such as … Continue reading

Ras Al Khaimah Ruler Dies at age 92

  October 27, 2010 at 8:15 am by

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Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has passed away at the age of 92. Sheikh Saqr ruled Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven Emirates of the United Arab Emirates, since 1948. Official mourning has been declared in the United Arab Emirates, with flags at half-mast on ministries, government departments and institutions for a week starting on Wednesday.

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