2009 saw a lot in the world of royalty. From wedding announcements and divorces, royal scandals and royal births, legal issues and attacks, this year certainly kept royals all over the world in the news.
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Princess Alexandra Joins Monaco’s Royals at Christmas Party
This year, as every year since 1956, the royals of Monaco invited the principality’s children to the palace for a Christmas party. Prince Albert II, Princess Stephanie, and Princess Caroline took part in the annual gift giving.
Also at the event was Caroline’s youngest daughter, Princess Alexandra of Hannover. Her elder children had participated in the Christmas Tree party when they were little, so now it was Alexandra’s turn to go. This year was her first time at the party.
The Monegasque royals are known for being quite active around the Christmas season in Monaco. Along with this party, they also visit the sick in the hospital.
The Swedish royal court announced today that Crown Princess Victoria and her fiance, Daniel Westling, have set up their own wedding foundation, which will combat youth alienation and promote good health.
The Crown Princess couple – as the two are called – have already given 100,000 Swedish kronor to form the foundation’s capital. It will be registered sometime soon, and directors will be named around the same time.
According to the royal court, Victoria and Daniel would like anyone wishing to give any gifts to them to donate money to their charity instead.