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

Monaco’s Flower Power

  April 29, 2010 at 1:32 am by

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On April 24th, the 43rd International Flower Show and the 13th Salon “Reveries sur Jardins” took place in Monaco. The Sovereign, Prince Albert II, arrived for the double-billed event with his elder sister. Princess Caroline cut a brazen figure in peep-toe Louboutin heels and fishnet stockings. She wore a billowy taupe green, sleeveless summer dress with a V-neck. Her necklace had gigantic Jade gemstones, pearls, and crystals. There was an … Continue reading

Medvedev Visits Denmark

  April 29, 2010 at 1:25 am by

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Following his state visit to Norway, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev spent April 27th and April 28th in Denmark, paying a state visit to Queen Margrethe II. President Medvedev and his wife, First Lady Svetlana Medvedeva, arrived to Copenhagen Airport in Kastrup just after noon on Tuesday; where they were greeted by the Queen, the Prince Consort, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie and Princess … Continue reading

State Visit from Russia

  April 27, 2010 at 6:25 am by

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On Monday the President of Russia Medvedev and his wife paid a State Visit to Norway. The couple was formally welcomed during a ceremony on the Palace Square. The Queen and the Crown princely couple were present during the ceremony when the King and the President inspected the King’s Guard and greeted Norwegian officials. After the welcoming ceremony President Medvedev visited the Storting, the Norwegian Parliament, and met the President … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine Breaks Engagement

  April 24, 2010 at 11:39 am by

Swedish Coat of Arms

The Swedish Royal Court yesterday announced that Princess Madeleine and Jonas Bergström have called off their engagment. The announcement comes after weeks of media reports that the pair’s relationship is in a crisis, and allegations that Mr Bergström had cheated on his fiance. The official statement read: “After careful consideration, Princess Madeleine and Mr Jonas Bergström made a joint decision to go seperate ways. They have come to the conclusion … Continue reading

Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary Celebration in Morocco

  April 24, 2010 at 11:27 am by

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Earth Day, one of the trendiest international events, takes place in the Moroccan capital of Rabat from April 17 to 24. Hosting the 40th anniversary celebrations of Earth Day has been deemed a pride and joy among Moroccans especially because Rabat will be a premier African and Arab city and one of six world cities to lead celebrations for Earth Day celebrations.The other cities are: New York,Washington,Shanghai,Rome and Mumbai. On … Continue reading

Official Visit to Cyprus from Qatar

  April 24, 2010 at 11:23 am by

Sheikh Hamad and Sheikha Mozah of Qatar

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa, and Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser made a two day official visit to Cyprus. During the visit, the Emir and Sheikha Mozah meet with President Demetris Christofias of the Republic of Cyprus and his wife, where they held talks about relations between the two countries and several regional issues. After the meeting, the President held a lunch for the visiting Emir and his … Continue reading

New Zealand to Keep Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State

  April 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm by

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Wednesday April 21st marks Queen Elizabeth II’s 84th birthday, and she got quite a present! In New Zealand, the MPs through out a referendum that was meant to abolish the monarchy. It was voted down 68 to 53 in its first read. Disgruntled republicans are pointing the finger at the Queen’s grandson, Prince William, because his visit to the country likely boosted interest in the royal family. “We think that’s … Continue reading

Norwegian Royals attend Reopening of the Oslo Cathedral

  April 19, 2010 at 2:56 pm by

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King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Ingrid Alexandra attended the reopening of the Oslo Cathedral on Sunday. The cathedral has been renovated for about four years and it was opened with a mass on Sunday. Bishop Ole Christian Kvarme was leading the church service. The Royal couple as well as the Crown Princely couple married in the Oslo cathedral. During the church service little … Continue reading

Queen Launches Madrasati Palestine

  April 19, 2010 at 8:03 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania launched the Madrasati Palestine Initiative of Education in East Jerusalem by renovating its schools under the supervision of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs. During her speech, the Queen said: “We launch Madrasati Palestine from Jordan today because Jordan has an historical role in preserving Jerusalem’s Arab identity and protecting its holy shrines.” She went on saying, “For the sake of keeping the Palestinian and … Continue reading

Delays Can’t Damper Queen Margrethe’s Birthday Celebrations

  April 19, 2010 at 8:01 am by

Queen Margrethe offers a toast at one of her birthday galas

Queen Margrethe has marked her seventieth birthday, with birthday celebrations running for three weeks in the lead up to April 16th, her actual birthday. The first four events ran between March 24th and April 9th, and consisted of exhibition openings at the Moesgaard Museum, the Skovgaard Museum, the Amalienborg Museum and the Frederiksborg Museum. These exhibitions showcased the Queen’s hobbies of archaeology, her ‘life-work’ in art starting at her childhood, … Continue reading

Fürstin Marie Turns 70

  April 14, 2010 at 4:10 pm by

Fürstin Marie von und zu Liechtenstein

HSH Fürstin Marie von und zu Liechtenstein turns 70 years old today. She was born as Countess Marie Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau on 14 April 1940 in Prague (Bohemia, the present Czech Republic), the fourth child of Count Ferdinand and his wife, nee Countess Henriette von Ledebur-Wicheln. At the end of World War II her family was forced to leave Bohemia, so they moved in Germany; there Marie attended … Continue reading

Hereditary Prince zu Fürstenberg to Marry

  April 14, 2010 at 1:16 pm by

Hereditary Prince Christian zu Fürstenberg

Hereditary Prince Christian zu Fürstenberg is going to marry to his girlfriend, Jeanette Griesel; the marriage will take place next July. Prince Christian, 32, is the eldest son of Fürst Heinrich zu Fürstenberg and his wife Fürstin Milana, nee Princess Maximiliana zu Windisch-Graetz; he has a younger brother, Antonius. Prince Christian studied in the USA, and since 2004 works in his family business; he also is a Knight of the … Continue reading

Haakon’s Visit to Qatar and the UAE

  April 14, 2010 at 5:08 am by

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On April 12th Crown Prince Haakon started his official visit to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The central aspect of the program during the first day was the opening of the aluminum factory Qatalum, which is a cooperated project between Norway and Qatar. Haakon attended the opening of the factory joined by Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani. After the opening of Qatalum Haakon visited the Norwegian … Continue reading

HM King Abdullah II visits his Primary School with Queen Rania

  April 14, 2010 at 2:45 am by

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Jordanian King Abdullah II and his wife Queen Rania visited the Islamic Scientific College, where HM King Abdullah (then Prince Abdullah) started his primary education in 1966. The royal couple toured the school last Tuesday and inaugurated it’s new premises of the co-ed kindergarten and primary school. They met with the students and teachers in class rooms. They were also briefed on the school’s teaching activities and on the society … Continue reading

Duchess of Cornwall Breaks Leg

  April 12, 2010 at 2:51 am by

The Duchess of Cornwall

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has broken her leg, as Clarence House has confirmed. The break occurred while the Duchess was out walking near Birkhall, her residence with HRH The Prince of Wales in Scotland. Initially believing the injury to be nothing more than a sprain, the Duchess went home before going to a local hospital the following day for x-rays. Clarence House confirmed that she had suffered a twisted … Continue reading

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