December 23, 2014 -- Updated 4:10 pm GMT

Victoria Opens New Breeding Facility for Birds

Posted in: Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden was in the southwestern part of Sweden Wednesday, to inaugurate a new breeding facility for Norden’s Ark.

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Nordern’s is foundation focused on saving wildlife and endangered species through breeding and reproduction programs, as well as research and studies.

This time, the Ark was getting ready to work on birds, and Victoria was there to help them get started.

In a brief speech, the Crown Princess talked about the important work Nodern’s Ark does and how it is necessary to save the world’s animals. Because, “when they are gone they are gone forever,” said Victoria.

One threatened species of birds is the mountain goose. Norden’s will have fifteen to breed from.

“Thanks to the new breeding facility, we believe that Nordens Ark will make a sustained and valuable contribution, so that we can see the mountain geese fly freely in the north of Sweden, “says Lena M Lindén, CEO of Nordens Ark.

Joachim & Marie Show Their Baby Son

Posted in: Denmark

Less than three days after she was admitted, Princess Marie and her husband, Prince Joachim, left Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet with their new baby boy.  dens little prince 300x199 Joachim & Marie Show Their Baby Son

They took the opportunity to allow the press to photograph and film Denmark’s new prince, who was born in the early hours of May 4th.

The little boy slept through the entire photo-op, as his parents glowed with joy at the prospect of being new parents.

“See how the mother beams. It speaks for itself,” Prince Joachim replied to the question of what it is like to be parents.

Princess Marie said that she had it good in the hospital, but she looks forward to coming home with the little prince.

“He must speak two languages” revealed the French-born Marie.

When asked what kind of personality their son has, Joachim said he had both the mother and father’s.

After meeting with the press, Joachim and Marie took their son to Amalienborg Palace. It is not known when they will return home to South Jutland.

Tongan Prince Appointed Minister

Posted in: Tonga

tonga prince 300x225 Tongan Prince Appointed MinisterPrince Tu’ipelehake has been named Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Forestry on the small Polynesian island of Tonga.

The Prince was appointed by King Siaosi Tupou V on April 30th, and a prayer service at a Wesleyan Church officiated his position.

He now fills a ministry left open by Peauafi Haukinima, who left the position in 2007.

Watching the prayer ceremony was Princess Pilolevu Tuita, wife Princess Ene’io, the Prime Minister Hon Dr Feleti Sevele and Cabinet Ministers.

Tonga’s Cabinet advises the King, and also serves as a Supreme Court.