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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Annual Pre-Christmas Lunch for Family

  December 20, 2010 at 5:46 pm by

The annual Christmas lunch hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for the extended family has taken place. The lunch was a private family affair, but photographers managed to be in the right place at the right to time to snap photos. Gatherings of the whole royal family don’t happen that often and, when they do, it’s usually for some grand occasion like a marriage or major holiday. More than … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Events before Christmas

  December 20, 2010 at 5:34 pm by

As a family; King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Princess Madeleine attended the Swedish Royal Academy’s annual meeting on the 20th of December. The Swedish Academy is an independentcultural institution, founded in 1786 by King Gustav III in order to advance the Swedish language and Swedish Literature. The Academy has also awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature since 1901. King Carl-Gustav & Queen Silvia: 10th … Continue reading

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Dutch Photo Session at Villa La Angostura

  December 20, 2010 at 2:44 pm by

On December 18, the Prince of Orange, Princess Maxima and their three little girls Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, left Holland for a trip to Argentina. They will spend the Christmas holiday in Argentina with the family of Princess Maxima. On Sunday morning, the family gave a photoshoot to the media. The family posed in the beautiful garden of ‘Residencia El Messidor’, the house of the governor of the province of … Continue reading

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United Family of Monaco Evokes the Christmas Spirit

  December 19, 2010 at 7:54 am by

It must have been a bit nippy in Monaco on Wednesday, 15 December. Imagine it! In the middle of December, the ladies of the Principality had to wear long sleeves! Princess Caroline wore a beautiful green wool jacket by her favorite designer (do we really need to name him?). She pinned a Christmas tree brooch on the jacket. Princess Stephanie opted for a black peacoat, the exact color of her … Continue reading

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The Norwegian Royal Family’s Current Events

  December 15, 2010 at 5:44 am by

What has the Norwegian Royal Family been up to since the Nobel Peace Prize? Here’s a little summary. King Harald and Queen Sonja On the evening of December 10th the Royal couple attended the Nobel Banquet at the Grand Hotel in Oslo which is hosted in honour of the laureate. The Nobel Peace Prize was hosted earlier the day. The next day King Harald attended the annual Nobel Peace Prize … Continue reading

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King Mohammed VI, Lalla Salma Receive Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

  December 29, 2009 at 10:08 pm by

Mohammed VI and his spouse, Lalla Salma, offered on Sunday a “family dinner” in honor of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his spouse Carla Bruni at the royal residence in Marrakech. The dinner was attended by the King and Lalla Salma’s son, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan; the King brother’s Prince Moulay Rachid and his sister Princess Lalla Asmaa. Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla were invited by the King to … Continue reading

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Spanish Christmas Greetings

  December 21, 2009 at 3:15 am by

As is usual since a few years, the Spanish Royal House published on its website their 2009 Christmas Cards, a few days before Christmas. King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia chose for their greeting card a Nativity Scene, who represents the birth of Jesus. The three figures (Mary, Jesus and Joseph) belong to the National Treasury. They were made at the XVIII century when King Carlos III of Spain ordered … Continue reading

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Prince Laurent Kicks Off Music For Life

  December 18, 2009 at 2:56 pm by

As has been a custom for many years now, Belgian radio station Studio Brussel started their annual Christmas programme “Music For Life”, in which people can ask to broadcast any song they want to hear, and they can choose how much they want to pay for it. The money they collect this way is always given to a charity. Three radio presenters stay continuously in a glass house from Friday … Continue reading

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Christmas Photos 2009

  December 18, 2009 at 8:59 am by

Yesterday the Royal Family of Norway gathered together for the annual Christmas shooting at the Palace. In the Great Hall a giant gingerbread house was set up and decorated in the traditional way. King Harald and Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus and Marius took part in this year’s photo shooting. The gingerbread house was large enough so the children can actually … Continue reading

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“Swedish Days” in Paris

  December 2, 2009 at 10:49 am by

Princess Victoria of Sweden attended the ‘Swedish Days’ in Paris on November 30th. The event was organized by the Swedish authorities in Paris due to the rotating presidency of the European Union, which is currently held by the Scandinavian country. Victoria illuminated two Swedish christmas trees that were donated to the city of Paris. They are placed outside the Hótel de Ville. Deputy Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, the head … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik’s First Christmas

  November 8, 2009 at 2:32 pm by

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie’s little son Henrik’s first Christmas is approaching, and the parents have already begun the planning. Prince Joachim told reporters that it would be a good guess to say that they will spend it at Marselisborg Castle. However, Princes Nikolai and Felix will unfortunately not be able to there, as they spent their last Christmas with their father, and therefore, as per their usual arrangement, will … Continue reading

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Princess Mary launches 2009 Christmas Seal

  October 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm by

Crown Princess Mary yesterday launched the 2009 Christmas Seal (Julemærkefonden), at the Tivoli Amusement Park. This year’s stamps were designed by Birgitte Els-Schleuder, who says her inspiration for the designs were “old poetic Christmas decorations.” Mary met with Els-Schleuder and several young girls from the Foundation homes at the launch, before revealing this year’s stamp. The Crown Princess was joined by her mother-in-law’s first cousin, HE Count Ingolf of Rosenborg, … Continue reading

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