Tag Archives: Press Conference

Festivities Begin Marking Queen Margrethe’s Jubilee

  January 10, 2012 at 11:12 pm by

Earlier today, festivities held to mark HM Queen Margrethe II’s fortieth anniversary as the Danish monarch began in Copenhagen. The Queen, accompanied by TRH Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Joachim, was welcomed to a reception at Folketinget. As usual, the royal family arrived in reverse-presedence order: Prince Joachim was first to arrive, and was escorted inside by Marianne Jelved, the third chairman of the parliament. … Continue reading

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Prince Akishino Turns 46, Calls for Emperor ‘Retirement Age’

  December 2, 2011 at 12:33 am by

HIH Prince Akishino of Japan, the second son of HIM Emperor Akihito, celebrated his forty-sixth birthday on November 30th, with a press conference at Tokyo’s Imperial Palace. When discussing the events of 2011, including the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster, the Prince spoke of his father’s many official duties. “When you pass a certain age, it gradually becomes difficult for people to do various things,” he said, after asking … Continue reading

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Economic Mission to China, October 20-October 29

  November 3, 2011 at 2:09 am by

Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde went for the third time on economic mission to China between October 20 and October 29, following their economic missions in 2004 and 2007. The couple started their visit in Beijing, where Prince Philippe met with Vice Premier Wang Qishan (Pic) and Princess Mathilde visited the Beijing Dance Academy (Pic). On the second day, Mathilde visited the 6th Sense-Potter’s Wheel Academy in Beijing, the tennis … Continue reading

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Bahrain’s Crown Prince in Turkey

  February 13, 2011 at 5:14 am by

The Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of Bahrain, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, arrived in Turkey on a two day official visit to hold talks with officials. Crown Prince Salman held talks with Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan where they discussed political, economic and military ties between the two countries. After the talks they held a joint press conference in the Turkish capital of Ankara. … Continue reading

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William & Catherine’s Engagement Press Call

  November 16, 2010 at 10:01 pm by

Following the announcement of their long-awaited engagement, Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton held a press call to mark the occassion, at St James’ Palace. At a quarter to five, the couple entered one of the Palace’s reception rooms and were greeted by a slew of reporters and photographers from the British media. William and Catherine, blinded initially by the flashing lightbulbs, posed for photos before answering some questions from … Continue reading

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Prince Ali of Jordan plans to fill the position of FIFA Vice President

  October 12, 2010 at 4:23 am by

During a news conference in Amman, HRH Prince Ali bin al Hussein of Jordan started his campaign to fill the position of FIFA Vice President representing Asia. The Prince, who is the founder and head of the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) and has been the President of the Jordanian Football Association over the past decade, said “My goal is to restore the values of fair play – a key … Continue reading

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Nikolaos & Tatiana’s Engagement Press Conference

  February 2, 2010 at 3:35 pm by

On February 1st Prince Nikolaos of Greece and his fiancée Tatiana Blatnik met the press during a press conference at the Yacht Club of Piraeus, Greece. The event was organised following the engagement of the couple that was announced by former King Constantine of Greece on December 28th. The couple has been dating for 7 years. During the press meeting the couple said they will get married after the summer … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Day Five

  November 7, 2009 at 7:24 pm by

The Danish State Visit to Vietnam ended on Friday,with the royal men once again attending business forums in the morning at the Sheraton Hotel. TRH Prince Henrik and Crown Prince Frederik once again viewed business stands and attended environmental seminars throughout the morning; while their wives, HM Queen Margrethe II and HRH Crown Princess Mary, paid a visit to the Phasion-Viedam Moulding factory where they were given a tour around … Continue reading

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Queen and Prince Henrik Cancel Annual Press Conference

  July 27, 2009 at 11:45 am by

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik have cancelled their annual press conference at the Prince Consort’s castle in the south of France, surprising both the press and royal watchers. Klaus Kjøller of the University of Copenhagen said that it was a “step in completely the wrong direction” that could only be seen as a “step away from the people”. However, the cancellation could be simply due to the higher-than-normal exposure of … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe discusses Designs for ‘Swineherd’ Ballet

  July 18, 2009 at 6:10 am by

On July 15th, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II attended a press conference at the Pantomime Theatre in the Tivoli amusement park to discuss the costumes and scenography she designed for the ballet ‘The Swineherd’. During the press conference, which took place after a dress rehearsal of the ballet, Queen Margrethe said that she took inspiration from royal caricatures when designing the costumes. Using colours like acid green, pink and purple; … Continue reading

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Five Years Ago: Prince Naruhito’s “Declaration of War” on the IHA

  May 11, 2009 at 7:47 am by

On May 10, 2004, Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan was scheduled for a news conference. Nobody expected anything spectacular or even especially interesting from this event. All public relations of the imperial family members are organized by the Imperial Household Agency (IHA) which sets up news conferences only on certain occasions, the most frequent being birthdays and visits of the royals to foreign countries. The journalists who are invited to … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik Presents African Art ahead of Exhibition Opening

  April 29, 2009 at 11:57 pm by

Earlier today, Prince Henrik attended a press conference at the Gl Holtegaard Museum of Modern Art to present and talk about his private collection of African art that will go on exhibition between May 2 and July 26. There are over 200 pieces of exquisite art in the exhibition, all from the Prince’s collection and chosen for the exhibition by the Prince himself. The exhibition, entitled “To Gods, Spirits and … Continue reading

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Abdullah & Rania meet with Pelosi

  April 23, 2009 at 4:22 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan and Her Majesty Queen Rania meet with Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives. King Abdullah and Nancy held talks discussing bilateral relations, especially in the economic field. After the meeting, King Abdullah and Pelosi held a press conference with the King saying “We are ready to shoulder our responsibilities,” adding that the US has shouldered heavy burdens for many years. Pelosi … Continue reading

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Swedish State Visit to Holland Begins Today

  April 21, 2009 at 1:41 am by

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia will arrive in Holland later today to begin their three-day state visit to the nation. The visiting royals will visit the regions of Kudelstaart, Gronigen and The Hague. A jam-packed schedule awaits the King and Queen when they touch down in the Netherlands, which can be found in depth here. One of the main highlights of the visit will be the gala banquet … Continue reading

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Emperor Akihito thoughtfully looking back on fifty years of marriage

  April 11, 2009 at 12:13 pm by

In a press conference on occasion of Emperor Akihito’s and Empress Michiko’s 50th wedding anniversary, the emperor said that while feeling true joy and being deeply appreciative of the congratulations of so many people, he could not help receiving them still “with a heavy heart” because of the severe economic situation in Japan and the world. He remembered that, at the time of his wedding, the country had been rising … Continue reading

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How much for cutlery designed by a Prince? Quite alot!

  March 28, 2009 at 3:32 am by

In a press conference yesterday, Prince Carl Philip introduced a line of silvery cutlery he has design for the Swedish company Mema/GAB. The cutlery line, which has been named CPB 2091, is made of silver and a set of five pieces (knife, fork, spoon, dessert spoon, coffee spoon) can be purchased from goldsmith stores around Sweden for 999 Swedish kroner (approximately 95 Euros). The Prince, who studied design at the … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe at Press Conference for New Film

  March 20, 2009 at 11:20 am by

Queen Margrethe today attended the press conference for the film version of “Wild Swans”, a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale. The Queen worked on the set and the costumes, as well as writing the script and made eighty collages for the film. The Queen herself is a great fan of Andersen, and loves his works as he is “…so rich in his many different expressions” Although Stine Fischer Christensen, who plays … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria, Fiance, Parents, Speak to Sweden Regarding Engagement

  February 24, 2009 at 2:27 pm by

After years of speculations, the Swedish royal court finally announced the engagement of Crown Princess Victoria to gym-owner Daniel Westling. The official announcement was not only done by a simple press release, but a statement to Sweden, and the world, via online video. Sitting with his wife, his daughter and heir, and future son-in-law, King Carl XVI Gustaf gave the news Swedes everywhere have been waiting for. “Dear Swedes, at … Continue reading

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Prince Naruhito Refuses To Comment on Internal Family Matters to the Press

  February 23, 2009 at 8:47 pm by

Crown Prince Naruhito, the next heir to the Chrysanthemum throne, is celebrating his 49th birthday today. On this occasion he has given a news conference last Friday in his Tokyo residence. The Crown Prince expressed his concern for his overworked father´s burden and promised to do all he could to help alleviating it. Concerning his ailing wife, Crown Princess Masako, the Prince said that he does not expect her to … Continue reading

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