News Regarding His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. (VIDEO)

DoEDuring yesterday’s opening of the new Cardiac Center at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital in Luton His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh made a joke towards one of the nurses in the hospital.  According to the Telegraph, the duke told the nurse, who is from the Philippines, well, I’ll just let you read the article as well as watch the video here.  

Warning: For those of you who do not like the duke’s politically incorrect as well as sarcastic sense of humor you may find his remarks towards the nurse offensive.  So, don’t watch nor read the article.

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Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium Visit an Exhibition in La Panne, West Flanders.

belgiumOn the morning of February 20, 2013, Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium visited an exhibition entitled, Hôpital de la Reine: Croix Rouge, L’Océan et la Panne 1914-1918, held at the Centre Culturel De Scharbiellie in La Panne.

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More Drama for Iñaki Urdangarin, The Duke of Palma. (VIDEO)

In English

Mr. Iñaki Urdangarin’s former Instituto Nóos business partner, Mr. Diego Torres, recently informed Judge José Castro that “…the Spanish Royal Household and Princess Cristina, the second daughter His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain, were well aware of the operations of the (shady operations) by Instituto Nóos…” 

The two are accused of embezzlement, fraud, misuse of public funds, and forgery from the non-profit organization they once presided over, Instituto Nóos.

For more information about this latest news please click here.

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Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Attends the National Forum on Education.

HerMajestyQueenRaniaOn February 20, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan attended the National Forum on Education Relevance to the Workplace for Youth sponsored by the UNESCO office in Amman.

According to Petra News Agency, Her Majesty participated in a roundtable discussion  which:

“…brought together educators, student representatives, parents, civil society, government agencies, decision makers and UN officials, among others.

The forum meetings included three thematic groups on general education, teacher training and preparation, and education curricula, which came up with a preliminary summary of five key outcomes, according to a statement released by the Queen’s office.”

For more information about today’s event as well as to view a photo please click here.

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Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Visit the Lycée Technique and Hôtelier de Monaco.

Monaco2013On February 20, 2013, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco visited the new building of the Lycée Technique and Hôtelier de Monaco.  During their visit the princely couple toured the gym, auditorium, the computer lab, staff room, and much more.

Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier

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His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias Participates in the Opening of the Foro del Empleo 2013 Innovación y Emprendizaje, Motors del Empleo. (VIDEOS)

Foro Empleo FelipeOn February 20, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias participated in the opening of the Foro del Empleo 2013 Innovación y Emprendizaje, Motores del Empleo” (XX Edición) held at the Campus Tecnológico TECNUN in San Sebastián.

According to the Spanish royal court this event is:

“…a meeting point for Engineering students, who are in their final years, and 50 companies from various sectors and backgrounds who come together to participate in this annual forum. The students have a chance to meet with representatives from the various companies attending in order to begin a process of collaboration and eventual employment.” 

Please click here and here to watch videos.

Photo courtesy of Casa Real

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News Regarding Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall. (VIDEO)

CamOn February 20, 2013, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall visited Bletchley Park, in Milton Keynes where she “…attended a reception dedicated to women who worked at Bletchley Park during the Second World War…”

The lovely Duchess also visited the charity, Medical Detection Dogs in Great Horwood, Buckinghamshire.  According to the official website for the Duchess of Cornwall, Medical Detection Dogs “…trains dogs to assist people with life-threatening health conditions such as type 1 diabetes and to detect cancer volatiles from urine samples…”

Click here to watch a video.

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His Royal Highness Prince Laurent of Belgium Injured in a Ski Accident in Austria.

prins_laurent_van_belgic3ab2On Tuesday, February 19, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Laurent of Belgium was injured in a skiing accident on the slopes in Lermoos, Austria.

According to the newspaper, Tiroler Tageszeitung, the prince suffered an “…internal hematoma near the liver…” after the accident.  Prince Laurent is currently under observation at the University of Innsbruck Hospital in Austria.  His doctors confirmed that his “…life is not in danger and is expected to be released on Friday.” 

For more information about the prince’s accident please click here (in French).

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An Interview With Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden.

madeleineWith only four months to go until Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden marries her boyfriend, Mr. Christopher O’Neill at the beautiful Slottskyrkan in Stockholm.

Recently, the princess decided to sit down for a brief interview regarding her upcoming wedding.  Here is what she had to say:

There are less than four months until the wedding. How is the planning going?
Less than four months to go! Time flies when you’re having fun. We’re busy planning. Even though I’m in New York working for Childhood, the planning is going very well. We’re getting a fantastic amount of help from back home, and the support from our families is making things much easier for Chris and me.
A wedding takes a lot of planning, especially a royal wedding. Who is helping with the planning?
There are so many people involved in the planning, who are putting in a great deal of time and energy. We don’t want to single out any individuals — it’s a team effort, and there are a lot of people involved. We’re so grateful for all the help we’re getting! 
Christopher O’Neill has both American and British citizenship. Will there be a best man and bridesmaids at the wedding like in the UK and the US?
Yes and no. Chris will have a best man by his side, but I won’t have bridesmaids. Just like my mum and my sister, I’ll have bridal attendants — that’s a wedding tradition that I want to continue.
Will the wedding be broadcast on TV?
We want to make our wedding as accessible as possible. But there hasn’t been a final decision on broadcasting it yet.
Has the guest list been finalized?
Yes, I think we can safely say so. The invitations will be sent out by 1 April, so there’s not much time left. It’s been hard, because we wanted to invite everyone, but unfortunately that wasn’t possible. 
Has a decision been made on whether it will be a morning or afternoon wedding?
We’ll be having an afternoon wedding, followed by a dinner. 
Where will the wedding dinner be held?
The wedding dinner will be held at Drottningholm Palace, which I’m very pleased about. Drottningholm Palace means so much to me — it’s where I was born and grew up.

 Interview and photo courtesy of Kungahuset

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