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Felipe and Letizia in London to Award the International Media

  November 25, 2009 at 7:51 am by

TRH the Prince and Princess of Asturias were last night in London, United Kingdom, to attend the presentation ceremony of the 2009 Foreign Press Association Media Awards, which are held by the Foreign Press Association in London (FPA). The FPA, which was founded in 1888, is an association of journalists working in the United Kingdom for overseas media. It’s one of the oldest clubs for foreign correspondents in the world, … Continue reading

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Queen Fabiola Mistakenly Declared Dead Yet Again

  November 9, 2009 at 9:34 am by

Several days ago, “De Morgen” newspaper announced the death of Queen Fabiola on their website. The announcement read: “Sixteen years after the death of her husband King Baudouin, Her Majesty passed away at the age of 81. Her health has been frail in the last few years and the pneumonia she suffered from recently proved fatal.” The Royal Palace was quick to deny the news and the “De Morgen” apologized … Continue reading

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Princess Letizia’s Royal Style Featured in Time Magazine

  September 9, 2009 at 4:56 pm by

Princess Letizia has hit a high note fashion-wise. Earlier this year, the princess was named to Vanity Fair magazine’s Best Dressed List for 2009, where she came in at number 2. However, Vanity Fair isn’t the only non fashion-focused magazine to notice Letizia. The Times has recently featured her in an article that focuses on her fashions. Since the announcement of her engagement to Crown Prince Felipe of Spain in … Continue reading

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Belgian Yacht Controversy Continues

  September 4, 2009 at 5:39 pm by

The controversy surrounding the purchase of a new yacht by the Belgian King and Queen continues. Public opinion cries out injustice about this luxury expense in times of economic hardship, as this purchase shook up especially the southern part of the country. RTBF journalist Cristophe Deborsu, the same journalist who asked former Prime Minister Yves Leterme to sing the Brabançonne but got the Marseillaise in return, pulled another stunt interview. … Continue reading

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Charles Under Fire

  August 20, 2009 at 12:09 pm by

“Unfortunately we also await the inevitable uninformed drubbing of Prince Charles, his foundation and all five connected firms.” I penned those words in the full expectation that there would be “Consequences” for Charles continued advocacy of architecture as a living environment as opposed to the prevailing position of architecture as “Art”! But even I was totally unprepared for the blistering barrage of bile and sheer bloody-minded spite. The first salvo … Continue reading

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Tongan King’s Foreign Trip after Ferry Tragedy

  August 13, 2009 at 4:39 am by

There has been criticism in the New Zealand media of the Tongan King’s trip to Scotland recently. The criticism has arisen as Tonga has recently suffered the tragic sinking of a ferry, with many people perishing. At least 149 people were on board, with 54 survivors having being found, and 2 bodies. The number dead is unconfirmed. The ferry was in a questionable condition at the time, and for many … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander & Máxima to sue Associated Press

  August 7, 2009 at 4:21 am by

TRH the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima have launched legal action against American media outlet Associated Press (AP). The action comes after AP published several photos of the couple and their three daughters – Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – taken at the luxury Villa La Angostura ski resort in Argentina, where the family is currently holidaying. The RVD (Government Information Agency) sent a letter to the AP headquarters … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah on Vanity Fair’s Best-Dressed List

  August 4, 2009 at 5:02 pm by

Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al Missnad has made the Vanity Fair 2009 International Best-Dressed List for the very first time. Sheikha Mozah has been on the international scene many times in Couture pieces as as Valentino, Jean Paul Gaultier, Stephan Rolland and Chanel which are just a few to name. Sheikha Mozah has also been seen in a number of shoes by the famous designer Christian Louboutin. She made a … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine awarded 400,000€ in win against German tabloids

  July 31, 2009 at 2:25 am by

HRH Princess Madeleine was yesterday awarded 400,000€ in damages by the Court of Hamburg. The case was against German company the Klambt Group, which owns several tabloid magazines. Those relevant to this case were Frau mit Herz and Welt der Frau. The Princess was awarded the money, which is believed to be going to a charitable organisation, for the false articles and stories the two magazines ran regarding the Princess’ … Continue reading

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Prince Charles, The First Carbon Neutral Monarch?

  July 27, 2009 at 12:16 am by

In a recent article in ‘Autopia’, Tony Borroin posited the extreme notion that Prince Charles would become the first carbon neutral Monarch. It, and related eco matters have been exercising the “Grrrrrrrr…the Royal Family are absolutely the bigest eco-wasters of all time, Piety Brigade.” Each and every appearance by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall is scrupulously turned inside out, upside down and thoroughly shaken to ensure … Continue reading

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Journalists in Swaziland Harassed

  July 17, 2009 at 4:40 pm by

The International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) has stated that journalists working for the Swazi Observer are being harassed by government authorities due to reports they wrote about the criminal behavior of the son of a prominent bishop, who happens to be an advisor to King Mswati III. In December 2008, the editor of the Swazi Observer was beaten and stabbed by the bishop’s son. Reporters from the Observer reported … Continue reading

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Magazine editor who criticized King questioned

  June 26, 2009 at 2:38 am by

A Moroccan magazine that criticized the Moroccan King Mohammed has been stopped by the government. The editor of the magazine was called in for questioning by police under orders of the judiciary and the Interior Ministry. The editor questioned usefulness of the parliamentary elections in a country where the monarchy wields ultimate power. He also published an article questioning the Prophet Mohammad. “The prime minister expresses … his profound indignation … Continue reading

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Is the long wait going to be over for another Royal Match?

  June 20, 2009 at 11:07 pm by

It’s 2-1 odds at some British bookies this weekend, after reports that Kate Middleton has been formally invited to meet the Queen at Balmoral during the August Bank Holiday, that there will be an engagement announced this year. While Middleton has met the Queen previously, this will be the first time that she has been to the Scottish home of the Queen. In the minds of many, it’s about damn … Continue reading

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Photo of Princess Kako leaked onto Internet

  June 11, 2009 at 11:41 am by

A former classmate of Princess Kako at Gakushuin Primary School apparently posted an unauthorized photograph of the princess in a diary on the member-based social networking site Mixi. In the following days, the photo was leaked over the Internet. Fourteen-year-old Princess Kako is the second daughter of Prince Akishino, the younger son of Japan’s Emperor Akihito, and his wife, Princess Kiko. According to the source, the photo showed Princess Kako … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Asturias visit Colombia: Day Two

  May 28, 2009 at 7:02 am by

Once the visit began, some media reported today about the Colombian expectations of this visit. The expectation is based on many factors. “One is for the ‘glamour’ which is seeing, from the Latin-American side, all that has to do with the European royal families, especially the Spanish ones, and because it is a visit in which the political content is not going to be absent, especially with the participation of … Continue reading

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Buckingham Palace Security under Review after Breach

  May 27, 2009 at 9:43 am by

The security of Buckingham Palace has been questioned following the revelation that several media personnel have been able to gain access to the palace. One journalist was even employed by the Palace a few years ago, while another two are reputed to have gained entry to the palace in return for a £1,000 bribe. The latter journalists toured the royal family’s fleet of cars, including those personally used by HM … Continue reading

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King Baudouin International Development Prize awarded

  May 20, 2009 at 3:50 pm by

Almost the entire Royal family was present at yesterday’s awarding ceremony of the King Baudouin International Development Prize. King Albert II of Belgium and Queen Paola hosted a luncheon and reception at the Brussels Royal Palace, and the event was also attended by Prince Philippe, Princess Mathilde, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz , Princess Claire and Queen Fabiola, who still looked rather fragile after her long absence due to illness in … Continue reading

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Sunday Times hails Letizia the “Style Queen”

  May 10, 2009 at 3:32 pm by

Ever since that state visit to Spain by President Sarkzoy, the British press have suddenly taken notice of Crown Princess Letizia. Her fashion choices have featured on front pages of newspapers and in magazines across Britain and further afield. While we at the Royal Forums may be familiar with the Spanish royals, many are not. The attention that Letizia has received in Britain since the French visit has been quite … Continue reading

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Pressure From Loyalists to Drop Newspaper Column?

  May 3, 2009 at 11:02 am by

A popular weekly column in the Times of Swaziland newspaper has recently been dropped. The column was written by Mfomfo Nkambule, and often included criticism of the government and the rule of King Mswati III, the last absolute monarch in Africa. The managing editor, Martin Dlamini, denies this and states that the reason for the column’s removal is that the paper is in the process of “structural adjustments of its … Continue reading

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Mathilde voted most popular European princess by PdV

  April 22, 2009 at 2:28 pm by

Princess Mathilde was voted the most popular and best future Queen Consort by a poll of the French royalty magazine Point de Vue. She received 47,8% of the votes, and led the poll by a large margin. Second in the poll was the Dutch Princess Máxima (21,1%), closely followed by Letizia, the Princess of Asturias (17,8%). Only 10% of the votes went to Mary of Denmark, and Mette-Marit of Norway … Continue reading

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