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

Queen Rania 4th on the “World’s Most Beautiful Top 10″ List

  May 12, 2010 at 7:57 am by

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Queen Rania has been selected as forth among the world’s top ten most beautiful women. This top ten list, which is combined on the basis of the media coverage amount on a group of celebrities, is prepared by fashion expert Sally Allen for the British clothing brand Wizard Jeans. Sally Allen, who is also the Wizard Jeans spokeswoman, told the Press Association that all the women on the list possessed … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos received Family visit

  May 10, 2010 at 9:54 am by

King Juan Carlos I of Spain

Since his admission in the Clinic Hospital of Barcelona last Saturday for a lung surgery, King Juan Carlos is receiving numbers of family visits and also institutional visits. The Prince of Asturias arrived yesterday from San Jose (Costa Rica), where he attended the Presidential Inauguration of Laura Chinchilla, and joined Princess Letizia to visit his father. At the end of the visit they had an informal meeting with the press … Continue reading

Prince Harry Earns His Wings, Set to Train on Apache Helicopters

  May 8, 2010 at 8:21 pm by

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Britain’s Prince Harry earned his wings Friday to mark his graduation from the army’s pilot course. He was presented with his wings by his father Prince Charles as friends, family and girlfriend Chelsy Davy looked on. During the ceremony at the AAC’s Army Aviation Centre at Middle Wallop, Hampshire, Harry switched his hats from a red and black to a pale blue cap. That meant the Prince has moved from … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos undergoes Lung Surgery

  May 8, 2010 at 5:49 pm by

King Juan Carlos I of Spain

Early in the morning, the official site of the Spanish royal house informed that His Majesty King Juan Carlos of Spain was under a surgery to remove a small growth that was located at right lung. The surgery was scheduled and because of that the King was admitted in a Barcelona Hospital yesterday night. On April 26-27 King Juan Carlos underwent a routine checkup where the nodule was found. In … Continue reading

New Chief of Staff for Danish Crown Princely Couple

  May 8, 2010 at 5:41 am by

The Coat of Arms of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark

The Danish Crown Princely Couple has appointed a new Chief of Staff. The man is Christian Schønau, the 43-year-old administrative head of the Danish Ministry of Social Affairs. The official press release states that Schønau is a lawyer who has worked for various ministries in the similar role since 2005. He will begin work with the royals on September 1st. Schønau comes on to the royal staff as the replacement … Continue reading

Queen Rania makes NY Times ‘Best Selling Author’ List

  May 8, 2010 at 4:14 am by

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The New York Times has recently published their best-selling list of books which lists Queen Rania’s book “The Sandwich Shop”, as the children’s best-seller. Queen Rania was on a recent tour of America, to cities including Chicago and New York, to promote her book on cross-cultural understanding in schools and book stores. Her book is published by Disney, and can be purchased in two languages; Arabic and English.

The Prince Pierre Prizes

  May 8, 2010 at 4:09 am by

Princess Caroline of Monaco, The Princess of Hannover

Princess Caroline of Monaco has met laureates and fellow jury members of the Prince Pierre Prizes for Contemporary Art, Literature and Music. To a formal lunch at the Grand Vefour restaurant in Paris, the elegant Princess wore a beige skirt suit and beige-black shoes, all from the favored house of Chanel. The Prince Pierre Foundation was created by Prince Rainier III in 1966 to honour his father and perpetuate the … Continue reading

Vote in the April 2010 Picture of the Month Polls!

  May 6, 2010 at 8:53 am by

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

March 2010 Picture of the Month Winners

  May 6, 2010 at 8:48 am by

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Announcing the winners of the March 2010 Picture of the Month Polls: March 2010 Official Picture of the Month: First Place: Picture D – Belgium Second Place: Picture L – The Netherlands Third Place: Picture I – Sweden Favourite Royal Gala Pictures (March 2010 Informal Poll): First Place: Picture N – The Netherlands Second Place (tie): Picture B – Spain and Picture I – Norway Third Place: Picture G – … Continue reading

Remembrance and Liberation Days in the Netherlands

  May 6, 2010 at 6:42 am by

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Queen Beatrix, the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima have spent the past two days marking the Netherlands’ Remembrance and Liberation Days, held each year on May 4th and 5th, respectively. Accompanied by Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, the royals attended a service in the Nieuwe Kerk. The Queen and Prince of Orange then laid wreaths on the National Monument, before two minutes silence was taken. During the two minutes … Continue reading

Beatrix and Henri at the Reopening of Villa Vauban

  May 3, 2010 at 11:36 pm by

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Grand Duke Henri and Queen Beatrix

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was in Luxembourg on May 1st, where she attended an event with Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. The trio reopened Villa Vauban after five years of renovations, and also opened the inaugural exhibition, entitled ‘The Golden Age Reloaded’, of the new museum. The museum houses a large part of a collection from the Dutch Golden Age (17th century works), as well as … Continue reading

Koninginnedag 2010

  May 3, 2010 at 11:24 pm by

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The Dutch Royals were in Zeeland today, to celebrate the 2010 edition of Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day). This year’s festivities were also used to mark Queen Beatrix’s 30th anniversary on the throne. The entire family was present (minus Prince Maurits and Princess Marilène, who were attending the funeral of Hereditary Prince Carl Friedrich zu Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg in Bavaria – Princess Margriet and Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven left half way through the day … Continue reading

King Carl Gustaf Celebrates 64th Birthday

  May 3, 2010 at 10:18 pm by

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On Friday April 30th, King Carl XVI Gustaf turned 64. As is done each year, a small celebration was held in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm at noon. Joined by his son, Prince Carl Philip, the King marched into the courtyard to the tune of the military band before received flowers and well-wishes from the crowd that had gathered to wish the King a happy birthday. There … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Unveil Queen’s Day 2009 Memorial Ahead of 2010 Edition

  April 29, 2010 at 11:20 am by

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A somber day for the Dutch Royal Family today, as they attended the unveiling of the memorial dedicated to the victims of last year’s Koninginnedag tragedy in Apeldoorn. The event was attended by nearly all senior members of the family, as well as the families of the seven victims. Several members of the victims’ families spoke to the gathering, causing several of the Princesses to pull out tissues and handkerchiefs … Continue reading

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