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Dutch Royals Present Erasmus Prize 2012

  November 15, 2012 at 9:05 am by

Queen Beatrix, the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima were yesterday present at the awards ceremony of the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation, of which the Prince of Orange is patron. The awards ceremony took place at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. During the ceremony, Prince Willem-Alexander presented this year’s prize to Daniel Dennett, an American philosopher who specialises in the philosophy of the mind, science and biology in the field of … Continue reading

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Felipe & Letizia’s Official Visit to Portugal, Days Two and Three

  June 3, 2012 at 6:41 am by

May 31st and June 1st – Lisbon, Portugal On Thursday May 31st, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias travelled to the city of Braga in the northwest of Portugal. Here the royal couple paid a visit to the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, where the Prince later unveiled a plaque in honour of the royal visit. The Prince and Princess then returned to Lisbon where they attended a … Continue reading

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What have the Swedish Royals been up to lately?

  November 20, 2010 at 2:01 pm by

King Carl-Gustav & Queen Silvia; 8th-13th November: King Carl-Gustav was in China, on his travels he visited Geely Company and talked with the owner about his new Volvo. The Ruijin Hospital where the Royal Technology Mission and boarded the Magnetic rail train in Shanghai. 16th November: King Carl handed out the Prince Eugen Medal during a ceremony at the Royal Castle in Stockholm. It is an award for outstanding artistic … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima visit Hardemberg and Boxmeer

  November 9, 2010 at 4:35 pm by

On November 09, Crown Princess Maxima visited Hardemberg. As a member of the Council of Microfinance, Princess Maxima visited the Entrepreneurs Starting. The Princess spoke during the visit about the importance of microfinance and the opportunities that the municipality Hardenberg offers entrepreneurs. She also emphasized the importance of support for graduate students who want to start a company. Entrepreneurs Starting Hardenberg is an initiative of the municipality and the Association … Continue reading

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Archaeological Team, 2010 Prince of Asturias Award

  May 19, 2010 at 8:38 am by

The archaeological team who discovered the Terracotta Army has been laureate with the 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. The Jury for the Award, which announced its decision today in Oviedo, believes this archeological project is a multidisciplinary research project which allows studying an important period of formation of the Chinese Empire. The Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qinshihuang in Xi’an, is part of the mausoleum of Emperor … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah in Saudi Arabia

  March 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm by

HH Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education Science and Community Development, has been invited by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to visit the kingdom. Sheikha Mozah who is leading a high delegation is scheduled to visit universities, educational institutions, research centres and social services centres. The visit starts today March 21, 2010 and it is unknown how long the visit will last.

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Princess Marie Presents Scholarships to Women in Science

  January 29, 2010 at 2:09 pm by

Princess Marie, in her role as Patron of the Danish National Committee for UNICEF, today presented the UNESCO/L’Oreal award of “Scholarships for Women in Science” at the Royal Danish Academy of Science. The award is intended to highlight women in science and support their promising research, as nine in every ten professors in Denmark is male, despite 50% of doctorates being held by ladies. 53 entries were submitted this year … Continue reading

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Princess Máxima Busy With Microfinance And Science

  January 27, 2010 at 1:44 pm by

On Monday Princess Máxima of The Netherlands attended a conference on microfinance that was held at the Peace Palace in The Hague. The conference was hosted by Radio Netherlands Worldservice and the theme was ‘Microfinance, who profits?’. The princess started the conference with a speech in which she talked about the matter, she also said that she would like to see research after the long term effects of microfinance and … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria’s descendants suffered from ‘Christmas Disease’

  October 9, 2009 at 7:20 pm by

“Science” journal published results of a study which found that some of Queen Victoria’s male descendants suffered from a severe form of blood clotting disorder Haemophilia B, also known as the Christmas Disease. Although it has already been known that the British Queen’s descendants were affected by Haemophilia, this is the first time the exact form of the disease was identified. The scientists examined DNA samples extracted from the remains … Continue reading

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Sir David Attenborough, 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences

  June 5, 2009 at 3:30 am by

The British scientist Sir David Attenborough was honoured yesterday in Oviedo with the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. The Jury has decided to bestow on him the prize as his work is considered one of the great contributions to the defence of life and the conservation of our planet. The Jury also considered that “his interest in the problems of our times, his permanent pursuit of excellence … 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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Pieter van Vollenhoven Out & About

  April 7, 2009 at 9:21 am by

April started with a busy agenda for Prof. Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven, husband of Princess Margriet of The Netherlands. On April 3rd Van Vollenhoven went to militairy airbase Gilze-Rijen where he received a special decoration. Pieter received the number 40, that goes with the officers cross that he reiceived 25 years ago. Pieter van Volenhoven has been a reserve officer for 40 years now, hence the number. A day later, … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen visit European Astronaut Centre

  March 19, 2009 at 3:47 pm by

King Albert and Queen Paola visited the European Astronaut Center in Cologne, Germany today. They were shown around by Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne. The King and Queen were very impressed by everything they saw, and enjoyed chatting with the astronauts and technicians at the EAC. Frank De Winne will go on his second trip to the ISS, and will be its first European commander. See here for the Belga … Continue reading

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