State Visit from the Netherlands – Day 1

  June 2, 2010 at 7:47 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is on a three-day State Visit to Norway. The Queen arrived at the port of Oslo yesterday, where she was welcomed by King Harald V of Norway. Queen Sonja and the Crown Princely couple were also in attendance. Queen Beatrix travelled to Norway on board of the Dutch frigate Tromp. During the welcoming ceremony the national anthems were played and Queen Beatrix met … Continue reading

Funeral of Archduke Rudolph

  May 30, 2010 at 7:09 pm by

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The funeral of Archduke Rudolph of Austria, dead two weeks ago aged 90, took place yesterday afternoon in Bruxelles, at the Church of Notre-Dame-du-Sablon, at 3.30 pm. The ceremony was attended by the widow of the late Archduke, Archduchess Anna Gabriele, and by his four surviving children: Archduchess Maria Anna with her husband Prince Peter Galitzine, Archduke Carl Peter with his wife Alexandra, née Princess of Wrede, Archduke Simeon with … Continue reading

Norwegian Royals at the Eurovision Songcontest

  May 30, 2010 at 12:50 pm by

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit, her son Marius, Princess Märtha Louise and her husband Ari Behn were among the guests at the Telenor Arena in Oslo to watch the Eurovision Songcontest 2010. After the 25 performances the voting began. As a break entertainment the group Madcon performed their song “Glow”. Previously many people in the audience and all over Europe had learned the official Eurovision dance and danced to the music. Princess … Continue reading

Jordan Royals celebrate Independence Day

  May 29, 2010 at 4:19 am by

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Their Majesties King Abdullah, Queen Rania and HRH Crown Prince Hussein attended the celebration held by Prime Minister Samir Rifai on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the Jordanian Independence Day. Prime Minister Rifai praised the King’s efforts towards his country and citizens in his speech. He also spoke of when Jordan achieved its independence on May 25, 1946. Several members of the royal family attended the event along … Continue reading

Sheikha Mozah in Rio de Janeiro

  May 29, 2010 at 4:16 am by

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HH Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, who is a member of the high-level group of the UN Alliance of Civilisations & UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education, attended and spoke at the third Alliance of Civilisations Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Addressing the opening session Sheikha Mozah said, “Five years after the Mallorca meeting, there is no doubt that we have gained a wealth of experience … Continue reading

Less than a Month to the Swedish Royal Wedding!

  May 28, 2010 at 1:43 am by

The Royal Wedding Monogram

There is less than a month to go until the June 19th nuptials of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling at the Storkyrkan in Stockholm, and details surrounding the wedding are slowly being revealed. The Royal Wedding Monogram Both the Crown Princess and her fiancé have celebrated their respective bachelorette and bachelor parties, arranged by their close friends. Daniel celebrated his on May 8th, at the Stallmästaregården restaurant in Haga … Continue reading

Princess Welcomes New Generation of Monegasques

  May 28, 2010 at 12:38 am by

Princess Caroline of Monaco, The Princess of Hannover

American mothers were celebrated this year, as always, on the second Sunday of May, which turned out to be the ninth. In the UK, Mothers’ Day was observed on March 14th. For Monaco, it is this Sunday, the 30th. Casually known as Monaco’s First Lady (or, perhaps, First Mother?) the Hereditary Princess Caroline paid a visit today to the maternity ward of Princess Grace Hospital in Monte-Carlo. She met the … Continue reading

International Conference on Climate and Deforestation in Norway

  May 27, 2010 at 6:36 am by

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The Prince of Wales visited Norway due to his participation in the Conference on Climate and Deforestation that took place in Oslo yesterday. In Olso Prince Charles met Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Heads of States, members of the government, ministers and experts from different countries attended the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference 2010 to discuss efforts for the preservation of the world’s rain forests. Crown … Continue reading

Royals in Shanghai at EXPO 2010

  May 26, 2010 at 6:26 am by

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The 2010 edition of the World EXPO is currently taking place in Shanghai, China, and has been attended by the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima. On their first day in Shanghai, Willem-Alexander and Máxima visited the Dutch Cultural Centre, which is apart of this year’s World EXPO, in down town Shanghai. As the day (May 17th) was also Princess Máxima’s 39th birthday, she was given a pair of Chinese-style … Continue reading

Prince Faisal bin al Hussein marries Miss Sara Qabbani

  May 26, 2010 at 1:40 am by

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HRH Prince Faisal bin al Hussein of Jordan married yesterday his fiancée, Miss Sara Bassam Qabbani, at the Zahran Palace in Amman. After the marriage contract was signed, the groom’s brother King Abdullah II held a reception ceremony, which was attended by the royal family, the bride’s parents and other Qabbani family members. Prince Faisal, who is 47 years old, got engaged to Sara last March at her parents’ home … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Meryem Receives Women World Leaders’ Prize

  May 22, 2010 at 8:51 pm by

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Princess Lalla Meryem received on Thursday in Paris an international trophy awarded by the Women World Leaders Association.The Prize was awarded to the Princess for her quality as Chairwoman of the National Union of Moroccan Women in recognition of her untiring efforts to reinforce the status of Moroccan Arab and African women and her remarkable actions to promote women participation in development and progress. The statuette prize is also a … Continue reading

Rania receives Humanitarian Award

  May 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan received the James C. Morgan Humanitarian Award at Microsoft on Wednesday May 20, 2010. The award is handed out to people who use technology to benefit humanity, as Queen Rania was chosen for her use of social media to promote education, human rights and women’s issues through twitter, youtube and facebook. Speaking at the news conference, Queen Rania said “I’m really honored … Continue reading

Archaeological Team, 2010 Prince of Asturias Award

  May 19, 2010 at 8:38 am by

Part of the Terracotta Army

The archaeological team who discovered the Terracotta Army has been laureate with the 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. The Jury for the Award, which announced its decision today in Oviedo, believes this archeological project is a multidisciplinary research project which allows studying an important period of formation of the Chinese Empire. The Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qinshihuang in Xi’an, is part of the mausoleum of Emperor … Continue reading

Archduke Rudolph to be buried in Muri

  May 18, 2010 at 9:35 am by

Archduke Rudolph of Austria-Hungary

More details have been released about the funeral and burial of Archduke Rudolph of Austria, who died last Saturday, 15 May 2010. The funeral will take place on Saturday 29 May 2010, at 15.30, at the Church of Notre-Dame-du-Sablon, in Bruxelles. Archduke Rudolph will then be buried in a private ceremony on Friday 4 June 2010 in the Loretokapelle in Muri; this vault have been built as burial place for … Continue reading

Norwegian Royals celebrate National Day

  May 17, 2010 at 12:13 pm by

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May 17th 2010: Happy Birthday Norway! Today the Royal Family and the Norwegian people celebrated the National day of Norway. The day started with the Crown Princely family greeting the children’s parade at their residence Skaugum. Later the members of the Royal house gathered at the balcony of the Royal Palace in Oslo where they watched the children’s parade. Children from 109 different schools were attending the parade which was … Continue reading

Archduke Rudolph Passed Away

  May 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm by

Archduke Rudolph of Austria-Hungary

His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Rudolph of Austria passed away yesterday, 15 May 2010, aged 90. He was born on 5 September 1919 in Villa Prangins, near Nyon, Switzerland, where his family was living in exile after the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. He was the fifth son and sixth child of Emperor Karl I of Austria and Empress Zita. His father died when little Rudolph was 3. During … Continue reading

The Arab Knight of Giving Award for Queen Rania

  May 12, 2010 at 11:50 pm by

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HM Queen Rania of Jordan received the Arab Knight of Giving Award in recognition for her great efforts in supporting both global and regional education. The award is a statue of a gold eagle presented by HRH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and President of the Red Crescent Committee and was organized by the late Sheikh Zayed Giving Initiative during the Arab Giving … Continue reading

Queen Beatrix Will Pay For Extra Maintenance Costs Sailing Boat

  May 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm by

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Queen Beatrix will pay the extra maintenance costs for her sailing boat the ‘Groene Draeck’ herself. This was reported yesterday by RTL news, and confirmed by the RVD (the government information service). The queen received the boat upon her 18th birthday in 1956 as a gift from the Dutch people. The gift also inculded the maintenance costs of the boat, which was provided for by the ministery of Defence for … Continue reading

Richard Serra, 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts

  May 12, 2010 at 10:19 am by

Richard Serra, 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts

Today is the day when the 2010 Prince of Asturias Awards, annually granted by the Prince of Asturias Foundation, will gradually made public. First of them has been the award for the Arts which it has been bestowed to the American sculptor Richard Serra. The Jury has decided to confer the 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts on the American sculptor Richard Serra for his “audacity in structuring” … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos Leaves Hospital

  May 12, 2010 at 10:12 am by

King Juan Carlos leaves the Barcelona hospital where he had lung surgery last week

It was yesterday when the King of Spain left the hospital to continuing his recovery at home three days after the lung surgery. At the outside of Barcelona Clinic hospital, looking relaxed the king had a short meeting with the press where he said he is in good form and thanked the doctors and nurses who treated him. King Juan Carlos also had praised words to the Spain’s public health … Continue reading

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