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Small Miracles: The Story of the Princess Alia Foundation

  May 26, 2014 at 8:37 pm by

Yesterday Princess Alia bint Al Hussein, the eldest daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan, and Sharifa Sarra Ghazi presented the book Small Miracles, The Story of the Princess Alia Foundation in Amman. Other members of the Royal Family attended the presentation: Prince Asem bin Nayef with his wife, Princess Sanaa, and Princess Iman bint Al Hussein (who collaborates with the Foundation) and her husband, Zaid Mirza. The Foundation … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander & Máxima Launch ‘Dream’ Book and Exhibit

  September 6, 2013 at 12:39 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima yesterday launched the ‘Dream at Het Loo Palace’ exhibition, which showcases 120 of the dreams featured in Droomboek (Dream Book) released to mark the King’s inauguration in April. The dreams, which were submitted by 6,500 members of the Dutch public and illustrate what their dreams are for the future of the Dutch monarchy, are printed on flags leading down the avenue from the stables to the palace … Continue reading

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Is the Spanish Monarchy in Crisis?

  April 13, 2013 at 5:57 am by

April 13th, 2013 Is the Spanish Monarchy in crisis? Many royal watchers are commenting on the current Annus horribilis of the Spanish Borbóns, and 2012 was not a good year either. The current ongoing investigation surrounding Iñaki Urdangarin in an alleged corruption scandal saw his wife, Infanta Cristina, being formally named as a suspect in the case. The fact that a Spanish Infanta has to appear in court has damaged … Continue reading

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Princess Haya’s Life Inspires New Novel

  March 21, 2013 at 10:45 am by

The Princess and the Foal by author Stacy Gregg is based on Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein’s life story. The novel is about the Princess losing her mother in a helicopter crash when she was only three years old. Her father, the late King Hussein of Jordan, gives her an orphaned foal for her sixth birthday. Publishing director Rachel Denwood said: “We’re delighted to be publishing The Princess and the … Continue reading

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The Royal Forums & Alma Books Book Competition

  May 31, 2012 at 11:40 pm by

In conjunction with Alma Books publishing house, The Royal Forums is pleased to announce a competition revolving around Peter Conradi’s latest book release, The Great Survivors – How Monarchy Made It Into the Twenty-First Century. The Great Survivors offers an “uncompromising portrayal of Europe’s royals”, revealing the “scandals, excesses, conflicts, and interests hidden behind the pomp of the ceremonial garb and the grandeur of official functions” of Europe’s reigning monarchies. … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Open Madrid Book Fair

  May 28, 2012 at 10:01 am by

Madrid – May 25th, 2012 Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe, Princess Letizia and Infanta Elena presided over the official opening of the 71st Annual Madrid Book Fair. Despite the intense heat, the royal trio all looked relaxed as they made their way around the various book booths at the Retiro Park in Madrid. Accompanying the royal party were the Spanish Education Minister and the Mayor of Madrid. The Madrid Book … Continue reading

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Princess Maxima: Musical Afternoon with her Little Girls

  September 23, 2011 at 5:56 pm by

On Wednesday afternoon, September 21, Crown Princess Maxima went out with her three daughters Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, to see the premiere of the Musical “Fantasia” in Amstelveen. The Musical is about the adventures of Geronimo Stilton. He’s a journalist and editor of the newspaper The Rodent’s Gazette and lives in New Mouse City on Mouse Island. Geronimo Stilton is the main character of a best-selling children’s … Continue reading

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Portuguese Royal Family Summer Events

  September 10, 2011 at 9:38 am by

Although the House of Bragança has not ruled in Portugal in over 100 years, that does not mean they are not busy! On the contrary, the family has partaken in many events at home and abroad this summer. They also attended events of other royal houses, including funerals and weddings. To kick off the social season in Portugal, Dom Duarte and Isabel presided over the 11th annual Madeira Flower Ball, … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien at the 2011 Beijing International Book Fair

  September 3, 2011 at 6:33 pm by

Princess Laurentien was present at the inauguration of the 18th Beijing International Book Fair in Beijing, capital of China. The five-day book fair started on August 31 and will end on September 04. The Netherlands is guest of honour at this year’s Beijing International Book Fair. At the book fair in China, on August 31, Princess Laurentien launched the Chinese edition of her children’s book “Mr. Finney en de wereld … Continue reading

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King Abdullah II of Jordan Releases his Memoir

  February 24, 2011 at 5:14 pm by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II has published the English version of his memoir “Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace” last week. The book, which is the first by the 49 year old Hashemite King, focuses on the Middle East peace process, as well as His Majesty’s life journey from childhood to the Hashemite throne and the following years. Petra News Agency reported that the book will also be published … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Presents her Second Book

  February 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm by

On Wednesday February 2nd, in the colorful Oceanium Zoo in Rotterdam, the presentation of Princess Laurentien’s second book, “Mr. Finney and the Other Side of the Water”, took place. Along with the Princess, with her were there her husband, Prince Constantijn and her children, Eloise (8), Claus-Casimir (6) and Leonore (4). A group of guests and five classes of the primary school “De Hovenier” in Rotterdam attended the launch of … Continue reading

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Princess Michael: New Book in the Works

  January 14, 2011 at 7:34 am by

According to her own website, Princess Michael of Kent is currently working on a new book – a historical novel called “Knights of Betrayal”. Quote: “Set in the first half of 15th century France, it is both a love story and a murder mystery. The setting is the civil war in France which enables the charismatic young King Henry V of England to invade and conquer the French at Agincourt … Continue reading

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Märtha Louise on German TV

  November 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm by

Last weekend Princess Märtha Louise attended a television entertainment show in Germany to promote her book “Meet your Guardian Angel”. On November 27th the Norwegian Princess was welcomed by TV host Florian Silbereisen during the show ’100 000 lights’ in Suhl. Princess Märtha and her co-writer Elisabeth Samnoy have been promoting their new book in several European cities lately. They have been in Brugge/Belgium, Stockholm/Sweden, Amsterdam/the Netherlands as well as … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien in Spain

  November 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm by

On November 16, Princess Laurentien was in Barcelona to present her new children’s book ‘Mr Finney’ dedicated to climate change. Published in 2009 in Dutch, the first story of the series is titled “Mr. Finney and the world upside down” and its Spanish version will be released in spring 2011 (Editorial SM). Laurentien of Orange-Nassau explained today that Finney, the character who stars in the series of tales, was born … Continue reading

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Belgium Crown Prince Couple visits the Book Fair

  November 11, 2010 at 11:13 am by

On November 10, Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde along with their two sons Gabriel and Emmanuel, visited the Book Fair in Antwerp. Their visit to the Book Fair was unannounced. Geert Joris, Fair Book organiser, led them round and provided some comments here and there. The prince and princess have walked a half hours around the fair and were especially interested in the booths with children’s books. The royal couple … Continue reading

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What have the Danish royals been up to lately?

  November 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm by

Just a little personal note to start with: This is my first attempt at writing a blog, so please bear with me. I intend this to be a brief weekly summary of the latest events involving the Danish royals. For more details you will have to go to the appropriate topics. this is merely a sample, a bite if you will. If it works, I’ll continue. If it doesn’t, well, … Continue reading

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Queen Rania launches the Arabic Version of ‘The Sandwich Swap’

  June 30, 2010 at 12:45 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited yesterday the Zaha Cultural Center in Amman, where she launched the Arabic edition of her latest children book The Sandwich Swap. Her Majesty read the book at the center’s library to the children and discussed with them the story’s main aims and values. The Queen also toured the center and newest extension and distributed copies of the book to the ZCC’s children. The … Continue reading

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Queen Rania makes NY Times ‘Best Selling Author’ List

  May 8, 2010 at 4:14 am by

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.

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Farah Pahlavi Presents her Memoirs in Arabic

  March 16, 2010 at 1:19 am by

Farah Pahlavi, widow of the late Shah of Iran, traveled to Cairo (Egypt) from March 4th and 8th, for the launching of her book: “An Enduring Love: My Life with the Shah” in Arabic. In the official reception held for this event Farah Pahlavi thanked the Egyptian people, the late President Anwar Sadat and President Hosni Mubarak for their warm hospitality rendered to her late husband during a very difficult … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Moulay Hassan at the Casablanca International Book Fair

  February 19, 2010 at 10:21 pm by

Crown Prince Moulay Hassan visited on Thursday the 16th, the International Book Fair of Casablanca. On this visit Moulay Hassan was accompanied by his schoolmates, some of his teachers and the Minister of Culture Bensalem Himmich, the Wali (governor) of Casablanca Mohamed Halab and the mayor of the city Mohamed Sajid. The Crown Prince toured the different areas of the fair and stopped by some of the children books editing … Continue reading

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