Archive | August, 2011

Happy Birthday to Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan

A Happy Birthday to Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan one of the most inspiring, intelligent, compassionate, and beautiful women on the planet turns 41 years old today.

To learn more about Queen Rania please click the links below:

Photo courtesy of: Wikipedia

‘Fastes et Grandeur des Cours en Europe': A Video of the Exhibition

Here is a video from France 3 about the exhibition, Fastes et Grandeur des cours en Europe, currently on display at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.  Also included in the news report is the exhibit L’histoire du Marriage Princier held at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco through November 2011.

Click here to watch the video.   

Photo courtesy of: Palais.mc

H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Inaugurates Oranje Huis

On August 30, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands was in Alkmaar this afternoon to inaugurate Oranje Huis, a shelter for women and their children who are victims of domestic abuse.

To learn more about Oranje Huis as well as to watch a video please click the links below:

Photo courtesy of: Zimbio/M.Porro

‘Hochzeit in Potsdam': An Interview with T.I&R.H.s Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia

Here is the RBB documentary, Hochzeit in Potsdam, about Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia and their wedding.  At the 3:47 mark begins a lengthy interview with the couple.

‘Hawaii’s Royalty and their Legacies': Video News Reports

Here are several old and interesting news reports from KHON and KITV about Hawaiian royalty.  Click the links below to watch:

Photo: Author’s own

T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend the 100th Anniversary of the Monte-Carlo Golf Club (Video)

On August 27, 2011, T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the 100th anniversary of the Monte-Carlo Golf Club.

According to the newspaper, Monaco-Matin, the princely couple were accompanied by “…the president of the golf club, Henry Rey, and his wife.”  Over 200 distinguished guests attended this schwing-ding gala event; furthermore, they had the pleasure of listening to Prince Albert give a speech about… golfing.

To watch a video as well as to view photos please click the links below:

Photo courtesy of: YFR

‘Harry’s Arctic Heroes': A BBC Documentary

Harry’s Arctic Heroes is a:

… two-part documentary in which Prince Harry joins four disabled Afghanistan veterans, two of them amputees, on a trek to the North Pole. Filmed over a year, the soldiers – Captain Martin Hewitt, Captain Guy Disney, Sergeant Steve Young and Private Jaco van Gass – undertake grueling training in the UK and Norway, in preparation for the Arctic expedition.

Click here to watch Part One of the series (the second half will be released soon.)

Photo courtesy of: The Guardian

‘Secret Letters – Wallis Simpson': A Documentary

The title of this documentary, Secret Letters – Wallis Simpson.  Click the links below to watch this interesting program about the late Duchess of Windsor.

Photo courtesy of:  TFS

‘Queen Mother: A Royal Century’ A Documentary

Here is a documentary about the late Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother entitled, Queen Mother: A Royal Century.  The program is:

A comprehensive film portrait of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, placing her life in the context of the twentieth century as a whole. A revered figure in British life — a symbol of courage in World War II and an icon of stability. This remarkable new portrait digs beneath the surface and presents for the first time a balanced account of the life of a powerful and exceptional woman.

Click the links below to watch:

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends a Soccer Match

On August 26, 2011, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco attended a soccer (football) match between FC Barcelona and FC Porto at the Stade Louis II in Monaco.  The sovereign prince enjoyed the match not with his lovely wife, H.S.H. Princess Charlene, but with UEFA president, Michel Platini.  Throughout the game the two friends cheered on their favorite team, giggled, and generally had a fabulous time.

Anyway, those who attended the match were wondering why the princess was not there; furthermore, many had also noticed that Prince Albert wasn’t wearing his wedding ring!

Actually, it’s not big deal that the prince decided not to wear his wedding ring.  Most men remove it from time to time… so it’s not unusual.

To view photos please click the links below:

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/Valery Hache/AFP

H.I.&R.H. Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia: Where to Watch The Imperial Wedding. Plus, Video News Reports

If you are interested in watching the wedding between H.I.&R.H. Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia you may do so at RBB online.  Click here or here to watch the Imperial wedding live.

Also, according to several well-informed members from the Nobiliana Forum the live broadcast of the wedding will also be shown on SWR network.

The live transmission begins at 11am Saturday, August 27, 2011, in Potsdam, Germany.  If you need a time zone coverter to figure out when the wedding begins in your area please click here.

Finally, if you would like to watch a myriad of videos regarding the wedding as well as other stuff please click here as well as here (scroll down to see various video clips).

Photo courtesy of: Daylife via Pascal Le Segretain

A Pre-Wedding Concert in Berlin, Germany Honor of the Imperial Wedding

On August 26, 2011, H.I.&R.H. Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and H.S.H. Princess Sophie von Isenburg attended a pre-wedding charity concert at the Gendarmenmarkt Concert Hall in Berlin, Germany.

According to the German network, RBB, the concert was held for “…the benefit of the Princess Kira of Prussia Foundation which supports needy children.” (source)

To view photos as well as to watch a video news report please click the links below:

Photo courtesy of: Daylife by A. Rentz

‘The Last Kaiser’s Great-Great Grandson Set to Marry': An Article from Spiegel Online. Plus, a Video News Report.

Tomorrow is the big day for H.I.&R.H. Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and H.S.H. Princess Sophie von Isenburg and this afternoon the German magazine, Spiegel, has a new article about the couple’s wedding.  Click here to read the article. 

Here is a video news report with Count Alexander von Schönburg discussing the upcoming Imperial wedding in Potsdam.  Click here to watch the video.

Photo courtesy of: Spiegel by T. Warnack