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Flying like The Eagles

  July 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm by

Today, Charlene Wittstock becomes Madame Albert Grimaldi, or Charlene Grimaldi, Princess of Monaco. The new Princess assumes her husband’s rank, per tradition of the patriarchy. From this day forward, people must address Charlene in third person: “How is Her Serene Highness today?” There won’t be anymore, “hey you, how goes it?” Last night, Monaco was awash in the musical harmonies of the legendary rock band The Eagles. Glenn Fry, Don … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel visit Dalarna

  April 2, 2011 at 4:29 am by

The Crown Princess and her husband Prince Daniel have had a very busy few months and in just over 2 months they will celebrate their one year wedding anniversary. Their 2 day trip began with a visit to Cozmoz, the hippest youth concert hall in Darlarna. But it also has the largest youth disco and Cafe Caoz. Cozmoz has an internship for unemployed young people where they are given the … Continue reading

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Musicians for the Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton

  March 16, 2011 at 1:41 pm by

The British Royal Court has confirmed the musicians for the wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton. The wedding is to take place on April 29, 2011. From the official statement released by the British Royal Court: “Two choirs, one orchestra and two fanfare teams will perform the music at the Wedding Service of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29th. These … Continue reading

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The Week with the Norwegian Royals

  February 19, 2011 at 4:03 pm by

Here you can read about the current events of the Norwegian Royals during the last week. February 14th: The Royal Court announced that Crown Prince Haakon agreed to be the patron of this year’s TV campaign to support the Norwegian People’s Aid’s efforts. Norwegian People’s Aid is an organisation aiming to eliminate landmines and cluster bombs in Europe, Africa and Asia. You can read more here. February 17th-18th: Crown Princess … 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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Princess Maxima attends Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize 2010

  November 30, 2010 at 6:56 am by

On Monday in the afternoon, Princess Maxima handed out the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund Award 2010 in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam. The Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century received the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund Award for 2010. The orchestra was founded in 1981 by Frans Bruggen and consists of 60 members from 23 countries. The orchestra performs authentic masterpieces by composers from the eighteenth and early nineteenth century (including … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix attended a Concert

  November 11, 2010 at 5:21 pm by

On November 10, Queen Beatrix was present at the “Prince Claus Concert” in Culture centre De Oosterpoort in Groningen. The “Prince Claus Concert” takes place once every four years and is organized by the Prince Claus Conservatoire, part of the Hanze University Groningen. The Conservatoire has commissioned at the Swedish composer Sven-David Sandström to make a composition written on on texts of Prince Claus (1926-2002). During the concert there was … Continue reading

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Rock and Roll’s Princess

  November 11, 2010 at 10:17 am by

Last Saturday, November 6th, the Princess of Asturias attended an exclusive concert of US famous rock band BON JOVI. Immediately after she and Prince Felipe attended the mass given by Pope Benedict XVI in his visit to Santiago de Compostela, Letizia travelled to Madrid in order to attended the concert with a couple of friends. The band were in Madrid on the ocassion of the MTV Europe Music Awards annual … Continue reading

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Princess Marie opens Tønder Festival

  August 30, 2010 at 2:16 am by

Following her patronage of the Tønder Musical Festival last year, Princess Marie was back at the event on August 27th, to open the 2010 edition. In her opening speech, Marie told the crowd, “It’s great to be back!…I look forward to another festival with great music. Have a good festival everybody!” She later walked the festival, mingling with the public and viewing stands and tents. Marie seemed to quite enjoy … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Salma opens the 16th Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

  June 7, 2010 at 8:02 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma chaired on Friday in Fez the opening ceremony of the 16th Fez Festival of World Sacred Music held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI by the Spirit of Fez Foundation under the theme “initiatory journey”. Princess Lalla Salma accompanied by Bernadette Chirac and sister of Cambodia’s King Princess Norodom Bopha Devi followed the Festival’s inaugural concert performed by the Royal Ballet of Cambodia. The theme of … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals at the Eurovision Songcontest

  May 30, 2010 at 12:50 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit, her son Marius, Princess Märtha Louise and her husband Ari Behn were among the guests at the Telenor Arena in Oslo to watch the Eurovision Songcontest 2010. After the 25 performances the voting began. As a break entertainment the group Madcon performed their song “Glow”. Previously many people in the audience and all over Europe had learned the official Eurovision dance and danced to the music. Princess … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Attends San Remo Festival

  February 22, 2010 at 1:37 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah attended the San Remo Music Festival at the Ariston Theater in San Remo, Italy on February 17, 2010 to rally support for the 1GOAL global education campaign. Looking fabulous in a evening gown in black and white designed by Giorgio Armani Privé, Jordan’s Queen Rania was the guest of honour of the Festival. During an exclusive live interview with San Remo host Antonella Clerici, … Continue reading

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Haakon and Marius attend Benefit Concert for Haiti

  January 25, 2010 at 1:55 pm by

On January 24th 2010 Crown Prince Haakon and Marius Borg Hoiby attended a benefit concert for earthquake victims in Haiti at the Opera in Oslo. Prince Haakon was impressed by the spirit of voluntary work and told the newspaper VG that he was deeply affected by the pictures showing the destructions and misery in Haiti. The concert in the Opera House was sold out and more then 700,000 $ have … 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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2009 Royal Variety Performance

  December 13, 2009 at 7:11 am by

HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh attended the 2009 Royal Variety Performance on December 7th, in Blackpool. The star-studded bash, hosted by comedian Peter Kay, included performances by Bette Midler, Canadian crooner Michael Bublé, singer Mika and the winner of X-Factor Alexandra Burke. But it was two American starlets who stole the show, through their risqué and “outlandish” performances – Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga. While … Continue reading

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Wyclef Jean: “Where’s the Princess?”

  December 13, 2009 at 6:23 am by

On Friday night the Crown Princely couple of Norway and Mette-Marit’s son Marius attend the Nobel Peace Prize concert at Oslo Spektrum. The artists from celebrated Barack Obama- this year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize- and wanted to spread a message of peace. The Nobel Concert was hosted for the eleventh time and was presented by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Among the artists were Alexander Rybak ,this … Continue reading

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Ari Behn Gets His Revenge

  December 3, 2009 at 7:40 am by

In a music video for the new song of a Norwegian group, Ari Behn, husband of Princess Märtha Louise, makes a special guest appearance. He plays a cowboy in the music video of the “Penthouse Playboys”. The audience can see the following scene: In a classic Western setting you can see pistols at high noon between a sheriff and a deadly stranger. When the stranger takes off his hat you … Continue reading

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Members Belgian Royal Family attend the Autumn Concert

  October 29, 2009 at 8:35 pm by

The King, the Queen, Princess Astrid, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire attended the Autumn Concert at the Royal Palace in Brussels yesterday. The Autumn Concert is organized in collaboration with the Festival of Flanders and the Festival of the Walloon Region. The Festival of the Walloon Region (Festival de Wallonie) is an annual event that offers 70 concerts in 4 parts of the Walloon Region and in Brussels. The common … Continue reading

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Sound of the Dynasty: music written by Romanovs to be performed for the first time

  October 15, 2009 at 12:24 pm by

Music written by members of the Romanov dynasty is to be performed for the first time on October 20, during the concert that will take place in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. Among the pieces to be performed are polkas, songs, marches, ballads and romances written by Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich and Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna (wife of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich, second son of Nicholas I), … Continue reading

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Birgit Nilsson Prize 2009

  October 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm by

Today Swedish King Carl Gustaf awarded the Spanish opera tenor and conductor Placido Domingo with the first Birgit Nilsson Prize, created by late Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson. The Birgit Nilsson Prize was handed out during a ceremony at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm on October 13, 2009. Queen Silvia also attended the ceremony. The prize is worth 1 million dollars and is one of the biggest prizes in classical … Continue reading

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