Busy Weekend for Young Belgian Royals

  October 27, 2010 at 5:25 am by

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On Saturday 23 October, Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, daughter of Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde, was present at University of Leuven. Elisabeth, together with her classmates, has attended a lesson about the functioning of the brain in the context of the educational programm for young students: “Children’s University”. This lesson was directed to children between 8 and 13 years old and the students have the opportunity to ask … Continue reading

Mary’s Monday – Kreative Conference and Julemærk Presentation

  October 26, 2010 at 10:31 pm by

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Crown Princess Mary had a busy day yesterday, October 25th. Firstly, the pregnant Princess attended a ‘KreaNord’ conference, held by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Speaking at the event, which had the theme ‘Potential of Creative Industries in the Nordic Region’, Princess Mary used her patronage of Designer’s Nest – a segment of the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair – to illustrate the importance of rewarding creativity and nurturing it. “In … Continue reading

Victoria and Daniel attend IF Stockholm Open

  October 26, 2010 at 9:58 pm by

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Fresh from their visit to Västergötland, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel attended the men’s final of the 2010 IF Stockholm Open at the Royal Tennis Hall on October 24th. Sitting in the traditional royal gallery, the couple watched on as Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer defeated German Florian Mayer. The match lasted only sixty-three minutes, Federer taking out his 64th ATP-level career title in straight sets; 6-4, 6-3. He … Continue reading

Princess Irmingard of Bavaria has Died

  October 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm by

Princess Irmingard of Bavaria

Her Royal Highness Princess Irmingard of Bavaria died at her residence, Schloss Leutstetten, Bavaria, on 23 October 2010. She was 87 years old. Princess Irmingard Maria Josefa of Bavaria was born on 29 May 1923 at Schloss Berchtesgaden, the second child and eldest daughter of former Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and his second wife Princess Antonia, born Princess of Luxembourg; her grandparents were King Ludwig III and Queen Maria … Continue reading

Princess Michael visits Tatarstan

  October 26, 2010 at 9:21 am by

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From October 22 to October 23, Princess Michael of Kent visited Tatarstan, the republic within Russia. The Princess, who visited Tatarstan for the second time, is very interested in the history and culture of this country – a place where cultures of different peoples are merging. On October 22, Princess Michael met with Mintimer Shaimiev, the first President of Tatarstan, to talk about a new project to revive the ancient … Continue reading

Victoria in Paris – A Fashion Review

  October 26, 2010 at 9:16 am by

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From September 26 to September 29, newlyweds Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden visited France for the 200th anniversary of the Bernadotte dynasty. Among the royal watchers, this was also an interesting topic fashion-wise. On September 27, Crown Princess Victoria was welcomed by the mayor of Sceaux and wore a deep purple dress by LK BENNETT with well matching accesoiries such as earrings, necklace, shoes and a bag … Continue reading

State Visit from Qatar to the UK

  October 26, 2010 at 9:09 am by

Sheikh Hamad and Sheikha Mozah of Qatar

His Highness The Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and his Consort, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned, have accepted an invitation of HM The Queen to pay a state visit to the United Kingdom which starts today, Tuesday 26 October, and runs to Thursday 28 October 2010. The Emir and his consort will stay at Windsor Castle during the visit. Before meeting with … Continue reading

Dutch Crown Princely Couple and Daughters Attend World Championships Gymnastics in Rotterdam

  October 26, 2010 at 6:22 am by

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On Sunday October 24th, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, Crown Princess Máxima and their three daughters Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, attended the finals of the Gymnastics World Championships in the indoor sports arena of ‘Ahoy’ in Rotterdam. The Royal Family was there to watching and supporting the performance of the Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland. With a total of 16,033 points, Zonderland won the silver medal. The disappointment of Zonderland and the … Continue reading

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

Emblem of the Prince of Asturias Foundation

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

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