Archive | March 6, 2012

Prince Carl Alexander and Princess Corinna von Hohenzollern Moving Back to Germany “Once My Wife is Knocked Up!” Plus, A Video of Their Wedding Reception… Awww

So, now that Prince Carl Alexander and Princess Corinna von Hohenzollern are happily married the glamourous royal couple have announced that they desperately want to move back to Prince Carl Alexander’s swanky family pad, known as Schloss Sigmaringen, in Germany. Apparently, the prince, who resembles Napoleon Dynamite, revealed to the German newspaper, Bild, that “… I have the right to live in the schloss as soon as my wife is knocked up, err, pregnant…”

Ohhkay.

Any way… Princess Corinna is so excited about the move that she apparently sent out a lovely postcard to her friends and family showing off her husband’s schloss — whilst wearing her new faux gold tiara from Claire’s Accessories — with the caption, “Willkommen auf meiner Residenz!”  Unfortunately, it seems that Prince Carl Alexander forgot to tell his bride that the schloss does not belong to him.  Long story…

Meanwhile the Austrian television network, ORF, released an exclusive video of the princely couple’s press conference/photo-op/wedding reception held at Château du Bel Air a couple of weeks ago.

Click here to watch the video. 

Sources and photos courtesy of: Bild and Frederic Prinz von Anhalt

Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias Attend the ‘Tesoros Vivos de la Televisión’ Tribute Meeting (VIDEO)

Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the Tesoros Vivos de la Televisión tribute meeting in Madrid, Spain on March 6, 2012.

The event, held at the European University, was organized by the Academia de las Ciencias y las Artes de Televisión and the Universidad Europea de Madrid.

Click the links below to view photos as well as to watch videos:

Source and photo courtesy of Casa de Su Majestad el Rey

His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan Cancels His Visit to France

It was recently announced by the Imperial Household Agency that His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan had to cancel his upcoming visit to France.

The heir to the Japanese throne was scheduled to give a speech during the 2012 World Water Forum held in Marseille, France on March 12-17.  The reason for Crown Prince Naruhito’s cancellation according to the IHA, “… he will carry out official duties on behalf of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito…”  The Emperor, as you may know by now, is recovering from heart bypass surgery which was performed on February 18, 2012.

Source: JiJi Press via the Imperial Household Agency

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends a Conference at the University of Milano-Bicocca.

On March 6, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco was at the University of Milano – Bicocca in Italy to participate in the environmental and scientific conference entitled, Protecting the Mediterranean From Pollution: Results and Future Challenges.

Today’s conference, in collaboration with the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco,  was attended by various experts in the field of environmental science such as Professor Marcello Fontanesi, and Professor Tullio Scovazzi to name a few.

According to the Palais Princier de Monaco after the conference Prince Albert II attended the signing of “…an agreement between Associazione Italiana della Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco Onlus and the Finelco Communication Group…”

In the evening,  His Serene Highness Prince Albert II attended a gala fundraising dinner, organized by Associazione Italiana della Foundation Prince Albert II of Monaco Onlus, held at the Palazzo Mezzanotte. The funds raised during the event will benefit various projects supported by the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco.

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Sources: Palais Princier de Monaco, UNIMIB, and FPA

Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Receives a Report “A Billion to Gain” and Attends the Opening of the New Project “Women Inc.” (VIDEOS)

On March 6, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands was at the Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen in Amsterdam whereupon she received a copy of the report, A Billion to Gain.

According to RVD/ Het Koninklijk Huis, today’s event was  organized by ING Micro-financing and the Dutch Platform for Micro-finance (CNP).  For more information about the report please click here. (in English)

Click here to watch a video news clip.

Click here to view photos.

Afterward, Princess Maxima attended the opening of the new project, Women Inc, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, municipalities as well as local organizations.

This new project aims to “…focus on the importance of economic independence of women and inspire them with education and motivation.”  

Click here to watch a video news clip. 

Click here to view photos.

Sources: Het Koninklijk Huis, NPM, and PPE.

Photo courtesy of Het Koninklijk Huis

Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium Visits ‘Maison des Femmes de Schaerbeek’ (VIDEO)

On March 6, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium was in Schaerbeek to visit Maison des Femmes de Schaerbeek (House of women of Schaerbeek) whereupon she participated various workshops as well as a roundtable discussion with the managers as well as partners of this project.

House of Women of Schaerbeek is a place where women of all ethnicities as well as ages can meet, exchange ideas, participate in various classes as well as workshops to help improve their lives.

Click here to watch a video clip. (in French)

Click here to view photos.

Source: La Monarchie Belge

Her Royal Highness Princess Letizia of Asturias Attends the Presentation of the Campaign ” Be More, Be Stronger” In Collaboration with the Spanish Association Against Cancer (VIDEO)

On March 5, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the presentation of the campaign, Be More, Be Stronger, in collaboration with the Spanish Association Against Cancer in Madrid, Spain.

According to the official website for the royal house of Spain, the presentation of the new campaign aims to:

…put face to all the people that are behind a patient with cancer means the beginning of events that will culminate next year with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC).

Click here to watch a video clip. (in Spanish)

 Source and photo courtesy of Casa de Su Majestad el Rey

His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales Continues His Visit to the Bahamas. Plus, News Regarding Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge (VIDEOS)

His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales continued his visit to the Bahamas on March 5, 2012 and on his final day the energetic prince attended a youth rally at the National Stadium.  Whilst at the rally Prince Harry gave a lovely speech to the delight of all.

Afterward, the prince dashed to the airport to catch a flight to Kingston, Jamaica.  Upon his arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport Prince Harry had, “… a brief chat with the honour guard’s Sergeant Major during the ceremony for his arrival…” to the island nation.

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Meanwhile, it was announced that Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge will attend the opening of the East Anglia Children’s Hospice in Ipswich on March 19, 2012. During the opening the future Queen of England will give a speech.  To learn more about this upcoming event please click here.

Random Royal News Regarding Their Royal Highnesses Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy and Princess Clotilde.

As you may or may not know by now, His Royal Highness Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy is currently filming his new reality show, Il Lavoro Nobilita.  As part of an upcoming episode producers thought it would be a great idea to have the mildly dashing Italian prince working in a deli whereupon he cuts meat as well as vegetables and delivers them to clients.

Click here to watch a video Prince Emanuele chit-chat about his experience (in Italian.)  Please click here for more information as well as to view photos (also in Italian).

Meanwhile in Paris, France, Her Royal Highness Princess Clotilde of Savoy attended the Giambasttista Valli Fall/Winter fashion show on March 5, 2012.  

Click here to view photos.

Sources: La Corte Reale and Pure People

Photo courtesy of Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy (thanks, dude!)   :)