Secrets of Highclere Castle: A PBS Documentary

HCIf you watched the season three première of Downton Abbey last evening on PBS then I have no doubt you had a chance to watch the documentary, Secrets of Highclere Castle, as well.  If not, well, now is your chance.   🙂

  Click here to watch the entire documentary.

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Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Presides Over a Meeting.

HerMajestyQueenRaniaOn January 6, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan presided over the Al Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans board meeting in Amman.  Please click here to view a photo as well as to read an article from the Jordan Times.

Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr. Christopher O’Neill in Gstaad.

PMCO2012With six months to go before their grand wedding in Stockholm Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her American fiancé, Mr. Christopher O’Neill, decided to take a lovely holiday in Gstaad, Switzerland.

The two love birds were seen skiing down the famous slopes as well as spending time with their close friends, laughing, hugging, and puffing on cigarettes.

Click here to view photos.

In other news, in a recent poll conducted by SIFO and the Expressen newspaper, Swedes voted that they have “… no confidence at all…” with regards to the pretty princess.  Click here to read an article from The Local Sweden (in English).

Their Majesties King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun of Bhutan Attend a Joint Convocation. (VIDEO)

TMBhutanTheir Majesties King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun of Bhutan attended a“… joint convocation of two Colleges of Education of the University of Bhutan (RUB)…” on January 7, 2013.

Please click here to watch a video news clip as well as to read an article about today’s event.

News Regarding His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden.

cp2013Recently, His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden sat down with the Swedish Hjärt-Lungfondens (Heart-Lung Foundation) to discuss the new Hjärtepin (heart pins) that he designed as “… part of the campaign, All Kids Valentine’s month.”

Here is what the prince had to say per the official website for the Hjärt-Lungfondens:

“How was the idea born to design Heart-Lung Foundation Heart pin?

Children with heart defects has attracted much attention in recent years and has been able to pursue the matter in the media. The research is facing major challenges in terms of children born with heart defects, and I think it feels good to be able to focus on these issues.

What were your thoughts behind the design? 

Balloons to mind the children and the young at heart of all people. The Heartpin is being sold to benefit the children and all children should be able to play and play sports as they want. The heart gets a lift of the balloons in pin and I hope that all the children’s hearts also gain.

How has the Heart-Lung Foundation’s work relevant to the Prince?


My thoughts go primarily to research on children’s hearts. The Heart-Lung Foundation does important work to help heart patients to have a healthier life. So, I hope that as many schools and organizations as possible will sell Heart pin and that many will show their support for research into children’s hearts by buying them.”

To learn more about the Hjärt-Lungfonden please visit their official website here.

Photo courtesy of Kungahuset