Daniel Westling Receives Order of the Seraphim

  June 19, 2010 at 8:39 am by

Monogram of Prince Daniel of Sweden

Upon the occasion of his marriage, Daniel Westling will become a Knight of the Order of the Seraphim, as was just announced by the Swedish Royal Court. Official Statement by the Royal Court

Swedish Royal Wedding Countdown – Less than 24 Hours to Go!

  June 19, 2010 at 2:16 am by

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We’re in the home stretch! After a sixteen-month long engagement, there is less than 24 hours to go until Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling become husband and wife. Yesterday, June 18th, was a busy day for the couple and their guests, attending four pre-wedding events. First, there was a private lunch hosted by TM the King and Queen at the Sturehof Slott. All the royals who had already arrived … Continue reading

Where to Watch the Swedish Royal Wedding Online

  June 18, 2010 at 4:26 am by

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The wedding between Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling on Saturday, June 19th can be watched live online at the following link: Direct link to SVT’s Det Kungliga Bröllopet site and select the option, ‘For viewers outside the Nordic region‘ OR Link to SVT’s site then click on ‘Det Kungliga Bröllopet’ Coverage is set to begin online at around 13:00/1pm Stockholm time. The wedding ceremony is scheduled to begin at … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding Countdown – One Day to Go!

  June 18, 2010 at 2:59 am by

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One day to go! Most of the guests attending the wedding tomorrow have arrived in Stockholm, and quite a few attended a private dinner hosted by TM the King and Queen last night at Drottningholm Palace. The dinner was more a ‘young party’, as many of the monarchs attending the wedding have yet to fly to Stockholm. Photographers were only able to get long-distance shots of guests while the were … Continue reading

Princess Mathilde Dame Grand Cross in the Order of the Holy Sepulchre

  June 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm by

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The newspapers of Sud Presse report that last Ffriday Princess Mathilde was installed as a Dame Grand Cross in the order of the Holy Sepulchre. The ceremony happened with only a few people present. The order of the Holy Selpulchre is a prestigious Catholic order that wants to spread Catholicism in the world. the Vatican has to approve of all the new members the order is inviting. The order traces … Continue reading

Royals Support Their National Teams at the World Cup In South Africa

  June 17, 2010 at 11:52 am by

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Last Saturday the World Cup Soccer has started in South Africa. Five monarchies are participating in the tournament: Denmark, England, Japan, The Netherlands and Spain. Royals from most of these countries wasted no opportunity to travel to South Africa to support their national teams. On Monday Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and the Prince of Orange attended the match between Denmark and the Netherlands in Johannesburg. Both princes were seated … Continue reading

Civil Wedding for Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma and Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel

  June 17, 2010 at 11:22 am by

Prince Carlos and Annemarie at a Dutch christening last year

On June 12th prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma married Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel in a civil ceremony at the city hall of Wijk bij Duurstede. Prince Carlos is the eldest son of the duke of Parma and princess Irene of the Netherlands. After the civil ceremony Annemarie can now call herself Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, Duchess of Piacenza, Duchess of Madrid. She however told the press that she will continue using … Continue reading

Princess Michael and the Duchess of Orléans Commemorate Diane of Poitiers

  June 17, 2010 at 11:05 am by

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On May 29th the remains of Diane de Poitiers, mistress of King Henri II of France, was reinterred at the Chateau d’Anet. The ceremony was attended by the Duchess of France, sister-in-law to the pretender of the French throne, and by princess Michael of Kent. Princess Michael wrote the book ‘The Serpent and the Moon’ about the rivalry between Henri II’s wife Catherine de Medici and his mistress Diane of … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding Countdown – Two Days to Go!

  June 17, 2010 at 9:03 am by

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There are just two days to go until the much anticipated nuptuals of HRH Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Daniel Westling, this coming Saturday. Official announcements regarding the wedding are being published, guests are arriving and the final pre-wedding events have begun. On Monday June 14th, the Court released Daniel’s official monogram and coat of arms. They were both designed by Vladimir A Sagerlund, a National Archives heraldry artist, in … Continue reading

Sheikh Mohammed Calls Citizens to Visit UAE Pavilion at EXPO

  June 16, 2010 at 9:11 am by

An artist's impression of the UAE Pavillion at EXPO 2010

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, sent a message to his citizens to visit the website of the pavilion of state in Expo Shanghai 2010. The invitation was send from his official Facebook page. His Highness also hailed in the letter the huge turnout for the UAE Pavilion at the Expo. He also added, “If you cannot … Continue reading

Haakon and Mette-Marit meet with Angela Merkel in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

  June 13, 2010 at 5:54 am by

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Yesterday Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit travelled to the German country Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg West Pomerania) on the invitation of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the home state of the German Chancellor. Angela Merkel rarely recieves guests herself; the visit is a sign of the close ties between Norway and Germany. The Norwegian couple was welcomed in front of the town hall of Stralsund where they signed the Golden … Continue reading

Royal Couple visited Oppland

  June 12, 2010 at 3:47 am by

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Once a year the Norwegian Royal couple visits one of the 19 Norwegian countries. This year they paid a visit to Oppland, which is one of the only two landlocked counties of Norway. The couple visited the six municipalties in Valdres. They started with visiting Bruflat in Etnedal where they watched a program called “The adventurous Valdres” which was based on stories and legends from the valley. Afterwards the King … Continue reading

Crown Prince Hussein’s First Official Duty

  June 12, 2010 at 2:42 am by

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Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein represented his father, Abdullah II, in the Army Day and the Great Arab Revolt Anniversary celebrations. This ceremony, which took place at the Martyr’s Monument in Amman last Tuesday, was attended by the kingdom’s top government and military officials, including royal family members. The young Crown Prince’s first official appearance without his parents started with the national anthem and 21-gun salute from the armed forces. After … Continue reading

Jordan’s King tours Europe & US

  June 11, 2010 at 1:26 am by

King Abdullah II of Jordan

His Majesty King Abdullah started a visit to the UK, which is the first stop on the begining of an official tour that will include Norway and Sweden, and a private visit to the US according to a Royal Court statement. In London, King Abdullah will hold talks with Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague on the current situation in the Middle East. In Norway King Abdullah … Continue reading

Sheikh Mohammed & Princess Haya at the Epsom Classics

  June 9, 2010 at 6:45 am by

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Princess Haya bint Al Hussein attended the Epsom Oaks Classic Race, which is one of the premier events on the racing calendar in England, on June 5th. At the race, Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya meet with Queen Elizabeth II of Britain. Queen Elizabeth praised Sheikh Mohammed for supporting the British equestrian … Continue reading

Princess Ragnhild turns 80

  June 9, 2010 at 5:53 am by

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Today Princess Ragnhild Mrs Lorentzen of Norway, the oldest sister of King Harald V, celebrates her 80th birthday together with her family and friends at a private birthday party at the palace in Oslo. Princess Ragnhild was born on June 9th 1930 as the first child of of King Olav V and Crown Princess Märtha. The Princess spent most time of her childhood in the Skaugum Estate near Oslo. In … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Salma opens the 16th Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

  June 7, 2010 at 8:02 pm by

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Princess Lalla Salma chaired on Friday in Fez the opening ceremony of the 16th Fez Festival of World Sacred Music held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI by the Spirit of Fez Foundation under the theme “initiatory journey”. Princess Lalla Salma accompanied by Bernadette Chirac and sister of Cambodia’s King Princess Norodom Bopha Devi followed the Festival’s inaugural concert performed by the Royal Ballet of Cambodia. The theme of … Continue reading

Vote in the May 2010 Picture of the Month Polls!

  June 6, 2010 at 8:59 am by

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Please vote in the May 2010 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Historical Royal Weddings. The polls will remain open until 4th of July, 2010.

April 2010 Picture of the Month Winners

  June 6, 2010 at 8:56 am by

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Announcing the winners of the April 2010 Picture of the Month Polls: April 2010 Official Picture of the Month: First Place: Picture A – Norway Second Place: Picture D – The Netherlands Third Place: Picture F – Denmark Royal Grandparents (April 2010 Informal Poll): First Place: Picture F – Norway Second Place: Picture C – The Netherlands Third Place: Picture E – Belgium Congratulations to all winning teams!

Princess Lilian has Alzheimer’s Disease

  June 4, 2010 at 3:08 am by

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The Swedish Royal Court has revealed that Princess Lilian, the 94-year-old widow of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s uncle Prince Bertil, has Alzheimer’s Disease. It was revealed to newspaper Aftonbladet by Elisabeth Palmstierna, the Marshall of the Court. “Lilian is very tired… She is old and frail,” Palmstierna said; also confirming that Princess Lilian will not be attending the June 19th wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling. The Princess … Continue reading

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