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Crown Prince Frederik Camouflages Neck Brace During IOC Meeting in Lausanne

  October 26, 2016 at 4:26 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik may have recently injured his spine during a trampolining accident, but that hasn’t stopped him from continuing with his planned schedule. The Crown Prince is currently in Lausanne, Switzerland for an International Olympic Committee meeting. Due to his injury, Frederik is required to wear a neck brace for the coming weeks to help assist the fracture to heal. The media paid much attention to his use of … Continue reading

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World First Aid Day 2016 Launched by Princess Charlène in Geneva

  September 9, 2016 at 4:45 pm by

Princess Charlène has joined the Secretary General of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for the launch of this year’s World First Aid Day, and a new campaign aimed at children, at the United Nations offices in Geneva. The Princess and Secretary General Elhadj As Sy gave a lesson in first aid to a group of school-aged children, teaching them how to perform CPR. “Children are … Continue reading

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King Philippe Hosts German-Speaking Leaders at Laeken

  September 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm by

The King and Queen of the Belgians have welcomed four leaders of German-speaking countries to the Royal Palace of Laeken this evening, for the thirteenth informal summit of German-speaking nations. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, President Joachim Gauck of Germany and President Johann Schneider-Ammann of the Swiss Confederation were present for the welcoming dinner with their spouses (except for Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess), posing for photos … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Princess Tessy in Geneva with UNAIDS

  March 9, 2016 at 6:31 pm by

Earlier this week, Princess Tessy paid a visit to Geneva to attend events organised by UNAIDS ahead of International Women’s Day, which is held annually on March 8. “Ending AIDS means respecting women’s and girl’s rights,” the Princess said in a promotional photo posted on her Instagram and the UNAIDS Twitter account. Tessy is a UNAIDS Global Ambassador for Young Women and Adolescent Girls. @unaidsglobal #humanrights #2030 #princesstessy #globaladvocateforyoungwomenandadolescentgirls @marcinlobaczdesigner … Continue reading

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Duchess of York: Switzerland’s Newest Resident?

  February 11, 2016 at 5:59 am by

In an interview with Swiss publication Le Nouvelliste, Sarah Duchess of York has revealed she is in the process of applying for Swiss residency. “I want to officially become a Valaisian resident. The administrative process is ongoing,” she told the newspaper. The Duchess is the co-owner of a £13million chalet in Verbier with her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, that they purchased last year. Sarah also told the paper that she first visited Verbier … Continue reading

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Former Qatari Emir Has Emergency Leg Surgery In Zurich

  December 30, 2015 at 5:05 pm by

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the former Emir of Qatar, has had leg surgery after it was broken. The Sheikh arrived in Zurich for surgery and is currently undergoing physiotherapy treatment. The official statement said “On Saturday 26 December, His Highness the Emir Father Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani was flown to Zurich, Switzerland for emergency treatment after suffering a broken leg while on holiday.” It went on saying “Following a successful … Continue reading

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Royals at International Red Cross Conference in Geneva

  December 9, 2015 at 7:15 am by

A number of royals have attended the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Crown Princess Margarita of Romania were all present for the opening of the conference, which sees delegations from the 190 International Federation of the Red Cross societies and countries which are Geneva Convention signatories come together to … Continue reading

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Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein Pulls Out Of FIFA Presidential Race

  May 29, 2015 at 2:37 pm by

Prince Ali Bin al Hussein of Jordan has pulled out of the FIFA presidential race during the second round of voting which was held today at the FIFA’s 65th congress in Zurich. This means that chief Sepp Blatter will serve a fifth term by default. Sepp Blatter received 133 votes to Prince Ali’s 73 of the 206 votes casted. Prince Ali failed to win the two-third majority, he withdrew and addressed … Continue reading

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Danes On Annual Ski Trip To Verbier

  February 8, 2015 at 7:55 pm by

The Danish Crown Princely family is currently on their annual skiing holiday in Verbier, Switzerland, and they posed for photographers this morning as they usually do. Prince Christian, Princess Isabella and four-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine were the stars of the show, as they went up and down the children’s slope on toboggans with each other and their parents. A turn got the better of Christian, as he … Continue reading

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Danes On Winter Vacation in Switzerland

  February 15, 2014 at 5:52 am by

The younger members of the Danish royal family have spent their winter vacation in Switzerland this past week. Both Princes Frederik and Joachim, and their families, spent the week in Verbier and Villars-Sur-Ollons respectively. Prince Joachim and his family offered a photo session for the press on February 13, inside a cafe nearby the chalet owned by Princess Marie’s family. Joachim and Marie were joined by the four children of the … Continue reading

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Are Infanta Cristina and Her Children Moving To Switzerland?

  August 2, 2013 at 2:17 am by

It has been reported in the Spanish media that Infanta Cristina and her four children – Juan, Pablo, Miguel and Irene – are moving to Geneva, Switzerland. It’s also reported that her husband, Inaki Urdangarín, will remain in Barcelona for the time being. Infanta Cristina is the youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia. The Infanta and her husband have been under severe media scrutiny following the … Continue reading

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Belgian, Dutch Royals Attend First Bus Tragedy Funeral

  March 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm by

King Albert II and Queen Paola of the Belgians today attended the first funeral of victims of last week’s Swiss bus tragedy. They were joined by the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, and President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf of Switzerland. The service took place at the 5,000-seat Soeverein Arena in Lommel, in northern Belgium where one of the schools involved is located. Among the crowd were Belgian Prime … Continue reading

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Belgian Monarchs Show Support for Bus Tragedy Families

  March 15, 2012 at 11:58 pm by

Belgium’s King Albert II and Queen Paola were present yesterday at the Melsbroek Military Airport, where they were part of an official delegation which saw the departure of the parents of the students involved in the Swiss bus crash on Tuesday. The King and Queen were greeted upon their arrival by the Belgian Prime Minister, Elio Di Rupo, and Defence Minister Pieter De Crem. The group then went inside the … Continue reading

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Danes in Verbier

  February 12, 2012 at 9:14 pm by

The Danish Crown Prince Couple, Prince Frederik and Princess Mary, are currently in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier with their four children. As they do annually, the family made the trip down from Denmark to celebrate the Crown Princess’s birthday on February 5th. This year was slightly different, as Prince Frederik and Princess Mary arrived in Verbier almost a week in advance of their children – five year old … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Couple at the World Economic Forum

  January 28, 2012 at 4:53 am by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012 in Davos from January 25th-29th. Crown Prince Haakon has been present at the annual meeting every year since 2005 except for 2008. “It’s good to be here with an experienced companion,” said Crown Princess Mette-Marit. It’s the second time the couple attends together. Crown Prince Haakon was an active member of Young Global Leaders, a … Continue reading

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Frederik, Mary and Family in Switzerland

  March 22, 2011 at 3:35 am by

Sometime over the past two weeks, the Danish Crown Princely Couple took their four children on their annual winter vacation in Verbier, Switzerland. The family was joined by close family friends, Peter and Caroline Heering, with their two daughters. While Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s two-month old twins are too young to hop on a pair of skis, Danish magazine Billed Bladet reported that this year Princess Isabella, … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit in Geneva

  February 2, 2011 at 9:19 am by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit paid a two day visit to Geneva. There she attended several meetings with humanitarian organisations. The meetings mainly focus on HIV/AIDS. The Crown Princess has supported the fight against HIV/Aids as a Special Representative for UNAIDS since April 2006. During the first day of her visit the Crown Princess attended a presentation on the ICRC and its humanitarian efforts. Afterwards she had a guided tour at the … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Couple in Davos

  January 27, 2011 at 8:19 am by

The Crown Princely family returned from their private journey some days ago. On January 25th the Crown Princely couple had their first official engagement after their two months’ break. They attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters. Crown Prince Haakon was a member of the Young Global Leaders from 2005 until 2010. Afterwards he became a member of the Foundation Board. His wife, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, is a … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima Back to Work

  January 8, 2011 at 5:10 pm by

After spending the Christmas holiday in her homeland, Argentina, Princess Maxima has returned to her duties. Crown Princess Maxima was on Friday January 7 in Basel, Switzerland, for a meeting with representatives of international standardization organizations in the financial sector. The participating organizations were the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems, the Financial Action Task Force, the International Association of Deposit Insurance and the … Continue reading

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Qatari Royals’ Jump of Excitement

  December 3, 2010 at 2:09 am by

December 2, 2010 is a day for all Qatari’s to remember, as their dream of hosting the World Cup 2022 turned into reality. The Qatari delegations headed by the Emir and his wife were all waiting anxiously for the results to be called out. When Qatar was named as the winning host, everyone jumped out of their seats of excitemen,t while Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad and Sheikha Hind bint Hamad’s … Continue reading

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