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Princess Margriet Celebrates At Her Old Home

  June 21, 2009 at 5:58 pm by

On Saturday morning princess Margriet did not have to travel far to her first official activity: she visited the neighbouring palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn. Here the princess attended the opening of the new terrace and the restaured ‘historical viewpoint’ in the garden of the palace. The opening also marked the 25th anniversary of palace Het Loo as a museum. Princess Margriet, her husband Pieter van Vollenhoven and their sons … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit and HIV/Aids events

  June 21, 2009 at 4:51 am by

On Tuesday June 16th Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway started a campaign against prejudices against HIV in Oslo together with Roger Cassidy head of a HIV centre and the mayor of Oslo Fabian Stang. On Saturday June 19th the Princess was present when environmental minister Erik Solheim opened the “Access to Life” photo exhibition in Oslo, which is an AIDS photoexhibition at the Stenersen Museum. You can see some of … Continue reading

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Memories of Marina and Wimbledon

  June 20, 2009 at 6:14 pm by

With the 2009 Wimbledon Championship starting on Monday, all eyes are firmly focussed on Andy Murray but Royal watchers will be surveying the scene for the odd Prince and Princess (and let’s face it there’s quite a few odd ones about these days). Years ago, there was no question of a Royal-less Wimbledon as the long-time President of Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club did her duty by … Continue reading

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Duchess of Gloucester Charms Exhibitors at Mobility Roadshow

  June 17, 2009 at 7:21 pm by

Princess Birgitte, the Duchess of Gloucester, recently paid a visit to the annual Mobility Roadshow. The roadshow featured exhibits and information from manufacturers of wheelchairs and other devices designed to help with mobility. While at the exhibition, the Duchess was presented with a teddy bear from a young boy named Dillon, according to a report from This is West Country. The Duchess was so charmed by Dillon, and even named … Continue reading

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Mary Continues Anti-Bullying Program at Kids’ Relay

  June 15, 2009 at 4:12 am by

Crown Princess Mary has continued with her anti-bullying program by attending a children’s baton relay to promote the cause. The baton relay, which saw thousands of children and their parents head to Copenhagen’s Fælledparken, took place yesterday, with Mary presenting medals to all teams who completed the one kilometre long circuit. While she did not participate in the actual relay, Mary spent time to warm up and stretch with the … Continue reading

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The Earl of Wessex Visits Calgary

  June 8, 2009 at 10:32 pm by

The Earl of Wessex is currently on an official visit to Canada, and has stopped in Calgary. On Saturday Prince Edward visited Simon Fraser Junior High School in Calgary to meet students involved in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme and other leadership schemes. On Sunday morning the Prince handed out awards to 100 Gold Award recipients at the Palliser Hotel in Calgary. He told the students that they could … Continue reading

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Prince Edward in British Columbia for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

  June 7, 2009 at 8:02 pm by

Prince Edward is in Canada this week, paying a brief visit with the primary purpose of handing out Duke of Edinburgh awards. The Prince attended a private dinner on Wednesday night at the Vancouver Art Gallery, before heading to the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel on Thursday for the first award ceremony. Here he presented 76 DoE awards, and spent nearly an hour talking with the recipients and their families. Edward also … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Honors Police, Military During Royal Visit to Canada

  June 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm by

Sophie Rhys-Jones, who is better known as the Countess of Wessex, is currently enjoying a whirlwind visit to Canada with her husband, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex. While her husband has been very busy with several engagements, Sophie hasn’t exactly been sitting around. Yesterday, she presented OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino a certificate of registration for an official tartan for the police force, according to an article in the Toronto … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Talks about Drugs in Barcelona

  June 3, 2009 at 10:47 pm by

Today, Queen Sofia of Spain attended in Barcelona the Congress, “Let’s talk about drugs. Families and Youth united for Prevention,” hosted by La Caixa Foundation and the Help against Drug Addiction Foundation (FAD), of which her Majesty is Honorary President. The congress’s main goal is to be a reflection forum which may help professionals to check, in a critical way, the prevention of the problems related the drugs. Also their … Continue reading

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Princess Haya is Patron of WSPCCA

  June 1, 2009 at 2:49 pm by

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, United Nations Messenger of Peace, has accepted to become the global patron for the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa (WSPCCA). WSPCCA is a charity organisation that facilitates life-saving heart surgery for underprivileged children from across Africa who suffer from congenital heart conditions. Princess Haya said, “The WSPCCA is an organisation that reflects the values and beliefs that I hold dear. In addition, … Continue reading

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Haya accepts new Honorary Presidency role

  May 29, 2009 at 1:44 am by

From TRF avatar gallery HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, accepted the Honorary Presidency of the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) said Raja Easa Al Gurg, President of the DBWC who expressed deep thanks and appreciation. DBWC role is to raise awareness of the importance of participation of women … Continue reading

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‘Women Empowerment in Jordan’ Conference Starts Today

  May 27, 2009 at 3:58 am by

Under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania, a two-day event on women empowerment in Jordan will start today. Business and professional women from across the Kingdom will take part in the conference to discuss the challenges of women empowerment in Jordan. The conference will also address several issues including professional and labour legislations, difficulties that face businesswomen and their participation in the decision-making process.

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Royal Ladies at QEC 2009 Luncheon

  May 26, 2009 at 2:45 pm by

Queen Fabiola, Princess Mathilde, Princess Astrid and her husband, Archduke Lorenz, and Princess Claire had lunch today with the jury members of the Queen Elisabeth Competition – Violin, of which the semi-finals were performed yesterday evening. The lunch was hosted at the Royal Palace in Brussels. Queen Fabiola is the patron lady of the Competition. This year, members of the jury include Jaime Laredo and Martin Beaver. The Queen Elisabeth … Continue reading

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Countess Alexandra presents prizes to scientists

  May 26, 2009 at 10:55 am by

Countess Alexandra, as Patron of the Danish Association of the Blind, yesterday handed out prizes to talented young researchers in the field of the prevention and cure of eye diseases of 1.5 million Danish kroner together with the Chairman of the Danish Blind Society, Thorkild Olesen. The Countess has been the patron of the organisation since 1996, one year after she became a Princess of Denmark, and the prizes have … Continue reading

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Father-Daughter Date for Sweden’s Bernadottes

  May 22, 2009 at 4:41 am by

It was a father-daughter double on Wednesday May 20th in Sweden, when King Carl XVI Gustaf and his eldest daughter Crown Princess Victoria attended an event together at the Tyresta National Park and Nature Reserve. The event was the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF)’s annual meeting, so the location was completely fitting of the occasion. As the President of the Trustees for the WWF, the King led the meeting; before a … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals celebrate WCF 10th Anniversary

  May 19, 2009 at 4:26 am by

To celebrate the World Childhood Foundation’s 10th anniversary, a concert was held at the Göteborg Opera House. King Carl XVI Gustav, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine all attended the red-carpet gala event. The King and Queen led their two daughters up the red-carpet, with all three women dressed in eye-catching colours. The Queen and Crown Princess both wore gowns in shades of fuschia, while Princess Madeleine chose … Continue reading

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The 2009 Crown Princess Mary Scholarship Awards

  May 19, 2009 at 2:24 am by

The fifth Crown Princess Mary Scholarship was awarded by the Crown Princess yesterday, in a presentation ceremony at the University of Copenhagen. The two scholarships of 10,000DKK were presented to Rebecca James from the University of Queensland and Jeffrey Feng from the University of Sydney, both from Australia in accordance with the scholarship’s model. In her speech at the ceremony, Mary told the two Australian students that by “studying abroad … Continue reading

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Princes William & Harry Promote UK for Sporting Events

  May 18, 2009 at 8:09 pm by

Royal brothers Princes William and Harry are hoping that their country will be the host of two major sporting events – the Rugby World Cup in 2015 and the Football World Cup in 2018 or 2022. So eager are they, that the two made separate videos promoting the UK as the site for the events. In William’s video, he explains, “England’s love for the game is world renowned, football is … Continue reading

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Mathilde battles against AIDS

  May 18, 2009 at 1:52 pm by

This afternoon, Princess Mathilde participated in a colloquium at the Belgian Senate, held in honour of Dr. Peter Piot, former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and current Executive Director of the UNAIDS, the programme of the UN to fight AIDS. The colloquium was entitled “Peter Piot and the battle against AIDS”. Princess Mathilde is a special representative of UNICEF/UNAIDS for orphans and other vulnerable children by cause of AIDS. … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline in Paris for UNESCO Gathering

  May 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm by

Her Royal Highness The Princess Caroline of Hanover was in Paris on May 14 to preside over the annual gathering of UN Goodwill Ambassadors at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The Annual Meeting, convened by the UN Director-General, brings together a large number of international personalities, from the worlds of art, film, music, literature, charity and public affairs. Her Royal Highness has been a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador since 2003 and … Continue reading

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