While most of Europe's monarchs give their annual speeches during Christmas, King Harald V of Norway and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark give theirs on New Year's. Just like their European counterparts, the New Year's speeches of these two monarchs are popular because they are written by them, not by any member of government.
The Norwegian King delivered his speech during the day, hours before midnight Read more >>>
Reports are going around that Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria chose the designer for her upcoming wedding. According to Aftonbladet, the lucky fashion designer is Par Engsheden, who already made several of Victoria's dresses over the years, including the purple gown she looked ravishing in at this year's Nobel Prize ceremony.
The Crown Princess once said she wanted a Swedish designer to create Read more >>>
Today, former Greek monarch, King Constantine II, announced the engagement of his second son, Prince Nikolaos, to longtime girlfriend Tatiana Blatnik. The 40 year-old Prince has been dating the Swiss-born Tatiana for six years, and many royal watchers have been wondering when the two will make their union official.
But now the answer has finally come. The announcement was made on the Greek Royal Read more >>>
The world's youngest monarch, Bhutan's Jigme Khesar Wangchuk, recently spoke at India's National Defense College during a state visit to the country. His speech covered the issues of an increasing globalized world, and how important it is for nations and people to depend on each other.
"I truly believe that the only way to observe the most important things in life and in this world is by putting Read more >>>
Some of Europe's Kings and Queens gave their annual speeches this Christmas. Besides wishing their subjects the best during one of the biggest holidays of the year, the monarchs encouraged their subjects in being better citizens, and also touched on the difficulties many faced in 2009.
Spain's King Juan Carlos delivered his speech on Christmas Eve. On national television, the King called for Read more >>>
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all those who celebrate, a very Merry Christmas!
Also, Happy New Year to all of you who make this blog possible. I look forward to giving you more royal news in 2010, and I hope next year will be a happy and healthy one for everyone!
The Emperor of Japan marked his 76th birthday by appearing on the balcony of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Hundreds of well-wishers cheered and waved Japanese flags as Emperor Akihito waved and gave a brief speech. He was joined by wife Empress Michiko, and later the Crown Princely couple, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko.
In his speech, the Emperor touched on the issues close to many in Japan, Read more >>>
The Queen of Jordan's work for the 1Goal education campaign made her the recipient of the FIFA Presidential Award today in Switzerland.
"We have a long way to go, with lots of hurdles to overcome," Queen Rania said upon accepting the award. "But I hope that many more people will join us in our journey towards a world in which all children can realize their dreams of getting a proper education."
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