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Dutch Royals on State Visit to the UAE, Day One

  January 9, 2012 at 12:00 am by

With their arrival on January 07 at the presidential airport of Abu Dhabi, Queen Beatrix, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Máxima started a two-day state visit to the United Arab Emirates, on the invitation of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan, the President of the United Arab Emirates. The Dutch Royals were received by Minister of State, Reem Ibrahim Al Hashemy, senior officials and the Ambassador of the Netherlands, … Continue reading

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Danish New Year’s Court 2012

  January 2, 2012 at 6:26 am by

The first of the 2012 Danish New Year’s Court took place yesterday evening in Copenhagen. The New Year’s Court for the members of the Order of the Elephant, Denmark’s highest order, was held at Christian VII’s Palace, Amalienborg. HM Queen Margrethe II and TRH Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Joachim attended the gala banquet. HRH Princess Marie did not attend due to her advanced stage … Continue reading

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Portuguese Royal Family Summer Events

  September 10, 2011 at 9:38 am by

Although the House of Bragança has not ruled in Portugal in over 100 years, that does not mean they are not busy! On the contrary, the family has partaken in many events at home and abroad this summer. They also attended events of other royal houses, including funerals and weddings. To kick off the social season in Portugal, Dom Duarte and Isabel presided over the 11th annual Madeira Flower Ball, … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visits to Oman and Qatar

  March 13, 2011 at 3:44 pm by

Due to a political unrest, in consultation between Oman and the Netherlands, it was decided to postpone the state visit of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix to Oman. Despite this, Queen Beatrix, the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima accepted a personal invitation by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos for a private dinner on Tuesday March 8th. On the afternoon of March 8th, the trio arrived at the airport in the Omani … Continue reading

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Princess Marie’s Coat of Arms Revealed

  December 27, 2010 at 5:41 am by

The coat of arms of Denmark’s Princess Marie, and her father Alain Cavallier, were revealed earlier this month, when their crests were added to the walls of the Frederiksborg Palace Chapel. The Knights Chapel of the Royal Orders is where the crests of all individuals who have a Danish Royal Order are displayed. The two Danish Royal Orders are the Order of the Elephant, the country’s highest, and the Order … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Honours Brave British Soldiers

  December 9, 2010 at 3:36 pm by

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth takes part in many investitures every year, but this one was extra special. Corporal Ricky Furgusson was honoured with the Military Cross, for showing extreme bravery after he went to the aid of wounded comrades four times. Corporal Furgusson, 25, lost both legs, an eye, and fingers on both hands in a blast in Afghanistan in January. The soldier, from Telford, Shropshire, spent five weeks in … Continue reading

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Daniel Westling Receives Order of the Seraphim

  June 19, 2010 at 8:39 am by

Upon the occasion of his marriage, Daniel Westling will become a Knight of the Order of the Seraphim, as was just announced by the Swedish Royal Court. Official Statement by the Royal Court

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Princess Mathilde Dame Grand Cross in the Order of the Holy Sepulchre

  June 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm by

The newspapers of Sud Presse report that last Ffriday Princess Mathilde was installed as a Dame Grand Cross in the order of the Holy Sepulchre. The ceremony happened with only a few people present. The order of the Holy Selpulchre is a prestigious Catholic order that wants to spread Catholicism in the world. the Vatican has to approve of all the new members the order is inviting. The order traces … Continue reading

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CP Tamim receives French Legion of Honour

  February 5, 2010 at 8:30 am by

HH the Heir Apparent of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar received the Legion of Honour with the rank of Grand Officer, which is the highest decoration in France, from French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris. The event was followed by a lunch meeting at the Elysee Palace. Later that day, Crown Prince Tamim met with the French Prime Minister Francois Fillon at the Matignon Palace. … Continue reading

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Duchess of Württemberg Made a Knight in The Légion d’Honneur

  January 5, 2010 at 11:39 am by

According to the blog ‘Noblesse & Royautés’, the Duchess of Württemberg has been made a knight in the Légion d’Honneur on January 1st 2010. According to the website the duchess was elevated into the ranks of the knights for 38 years of dedication to artistic and associative activities. The duchess of Württemberg was born as princess Diane Françoise Maria da Gloria of France and is the daughter of the late … Continue reading

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Danish New Years Court for the Order of the Elephant

  January 2, 2010 at 4:23 am by

The first event of the 2010 Danish calender took place last night in Copenhagen, the annual New Year’s Court for members of the Order of the Elephant (Denmark’s highest honour), the Danish government and the Royal Court. The members were received by HM Queen Margrethe II and HRH the Prince Consort at Christian VII’s Palace in Amalienborg, before a banquet took place attended also by TRH the Crown Prince and … Continue reading

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Archduchess Fransesca Receives Golden Order of Merit

  December 1, 2009 at 1:29 pm by

On November 25th, Archduchess Francesca of Austria (née baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza) was honored with the order of Golden Merit of the province of Vienna, Austria. The Archduchess who is married to the heir of the cheif of the House of Habsburg, Austria’s former Imperial family, received the order from the Andreas Mailath-Pokorny. She recveived the order for her work with the foundation “Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary”. Apart from her husband Karl, their … Continue reading

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King of Spain visits Malta for First Time

  November 26, 2009 at 8:48 am by

Yesterday afternoon King Juan Carlos of Spain arrived at Malta’s International Airport to start a two-day official visit. This is the first time that a Spanish Head of State visits the country. It was expected that Queen Sofia would be accompanying the King in this journey, however she cancelled at the last minute due an indisposition. His Majesty was welcomed by the President of the Republic of Malta, Dr. George … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Margarita is made a Knight of Légion d’honneur

  October 21, 2009 at 11:07 pm by

In an official ceremony which took place on Monday at the residence of Henry Paul, French Ambassador to Romania, Princess Margarita was awarded LTgion d’honneur (Legion of Honour) of the French Republic with the rank of “Knight”. Their Majesties King Michael and Queen Anne, as well as Prince Radu of Romania, were present during the ceremony. The honour was conferred by President Nicolas Sarkozy in a decree of July 8, … Continue reading

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Lebanese President Visits Spain after 50 Years

  October 21, 2009 at 1:22 am by

The President of the Republic of Lebanon, General Michel Suleiman, and his wife, Wafaa Suleiman, arrived yesterday in Madrid to start a two-day state visit to Spain upon the invitation of Their Majesties, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. The Presidential couple was welcomed with state honours by the King and Queen of Spain at Pardo Palace, where they will reside during their stay in Spain. Afterward, a private lunch … Continue reading

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Prince Joachim to take over Prince Henrik’s Job

  September 12, 2009 at 7:04 am by

It has been announced that on the 1st October Prince Joachim will take over as Chancellor of the Order of the Dannebrog and the Order of the Elephant from the Prince Consort, Prince Henrik. This means that Prince Joachim shall be responsible for overseeing the administrative side of the orders and for the signing of the orders’ certificates. Prince Joachim will, according to working secretary Henning Fode, be able to … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri Swears In His New Government

  July 24, 2009 at 6:12 am by

Grand Duke Henri yesterday swore in the new Luxembourg government at the Château de Berg. The Grand Duke spent the morning in audience with outgoing members of the government, thanking them for their “good and loyal service.” He also awarded the members of the government who had already served a first term the Order of Civil Merit of Adolphe. In the afternoon, at 2:30, the Grand Duke, as Head of … Continue reading

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Knighthood for Sir Don McKinnon

  July 10, 2009 at 9:20 am by

HM Queen Elizabeth II today knighted former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Don McKinnon, as Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in recognition of his 2000-2008 (two terms) “outstanding” service as Secretary-General. Today is Commonwealth Day, a fitting day for his knighting. Sir Don McKinnon was also New Zealand’s longest serving Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand. He is also a member … Continue reading

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New Titles for Grand-Ducal Family

  June 23, 2009 at 12:50 pm by

During the celebrations of Luxembourg’s National day, Grand Duke Henri has announced that Tessy de Nassau, wife of Prince Louis, will now be styled as Princess of Luxembourg, and their two sons will be styled Prince Gabriel and Prince Noah de Nassau. His daughter Princess Alexandra has also received the position of a knight in the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau, which is an order … Continue reading

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Audiences with the Grand Duke and Duchess

  June 22, 2009 at 4:20 pm by

The Grand Duke this week has held three audiences, the first of which, on Tuesday, was with the Prime Minister of the Ukraine, Yulia Timochenko. He then recieved on Friday the recipients of the Order of Adolphe, a chivalric order officially known as the Ordre du Mérite Civil et Militaire d’Adolphe de Nassau that was originally created for members of the Duchy of Nassau, and has now passed on to … Continue reading

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