The Swedish Royal Court Releases New Details About the Upcoming Wedding Between HRH Princess Madeline of Sweden and Mr. Christopher O’Neill.

PMCO2012Per the Swedish Royal Court:

“The wedding between Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O’Neill takes place on Saturday, June 8 at. 16:00 in the Slottskyrkan (royal chapel) at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. 

June 7 

Wedding celebration starts on Friday, June 7 with a private dinner for invited guests.

Location: Grand Hôtel, Stockholm Host: The Royal Couple On June 8 

The ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 8 at. 16:00 in the Slottskyrkan. After the wedding ceremony will salute of 21 shots with five seconds between each shot from Skeppsholmen.

The bridal couple will travel in a procession by horse and carriage from the Royal Palace to Riddarholmen. Motorcade runs along the Yttre Borggården, Slottsbacken, Skeppsbron, Strömbron, Strömgatan, Norrbro, Slottskajen, Myntgatan and Wrangelska Backen to Evert Taubes terrace Riddarholmen.

From Evert Taubes terrace Riddarholmen sailing for the couple, and the invited guests by boat to Drottningholm Palace for dinner.

Armed Forces parade along the procession route and on arrival at Drottningholm.”

The Swedish network, SVT, will broadcast the royal wedding live on June 8, 2013.

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News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan.

HerMajestyQueenRaniaHer Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the 1776  Campus in Washington D.C., on April 23, 2013.  During her visit Her Majesty was given a tour and discussed, “…the startup economy, education reinvention, and other global challenges.”  1776 Campus is:

“…a major initiative focused on helping entrepreneurs seeking to solve the country’s biggest problems. Located just blocks from the White House, 1776 convenes and accelerates startups from around the world by connecting them to the political, intellectual, social and financial capital that make Washington, DC unique…”

If you are interested in learning more about 1776 Campus please visit their official website here and/or here.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium Visits Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

astridOn April 24, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium, in her capacity as Special Representative of the Partnership ‘Roll Back Malaria’, arrived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to begin her three-day visit on the occasion of World Malaria Day.

The princess and her delegation were invited to visit the mainland southeast Asian country by the Minister of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO).  Tomorrow, Princess Astrid and her delegation will “…participate in various festivities on the occasion of World Malaria Day and launch the WHO’s Emergency Response to Artemisinin Resistance in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (ERAR)…” according to the Belgian royal court.

Prior to her departure to Cambodia, Princess Astrid met with Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan at the Imperial Palace as well as with His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan at Togu Palace in Tokyo.

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Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall Visits a Community Center.

camillaHer Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Cobham Community Center in Surrey this morning to help promote Meals on Wheels with the celebrity chefs, The Hairy Bikers.  The purpose of today’s event was to “…revive [the] ‘Meals on Wheels’ services for pensioners…”  

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Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge Attends a Reception at the National Portrait Gallery. (VIDEO)

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the National Portrait Gallery in London this evening to attend a reception to “…celebrate the work of the charity, The Art Room…” according a press release via

For more information about this evening’s event please click here and here.

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His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh Visits County Durham. (VIDEOS)

TheDukeHis Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh arrived in County Durham this afternoon to officially open the newly restored £2.3million Glendene Arts Academy in Easington Colliery according to the newspaper, Hartlepool Mail.  Prior to the opening the duke visited the Langley Park Primary School where he opened the new school garden and unveiled a new plaque commemorating the opening as well as the duke’s visit.

Click the links below to learn more about today’s visit as well as to watch videos and to view photos:

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Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal Visits Staffordshire. (VIDEO)

Princess Anne, Princess RoyalHer Royal Highness The Princess Royal arrived in Staffordshire this morning for a one-day visit.  Today, the princess visited the Rudyard Sailability Boathouse and toured Beacon Park in Lichfield.

For more information about today’s visit as well as to watch a video news report from ITV please click herehere and here.

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News Regarding His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. (VIDEOS)

cphaaOn April 24, 2013, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended Dignity Day at he Glemmen High School in Fredrikstad.  During today’s visit the crown prince met with students, staff, gave a speech, and generally had a fabulous time.

Afterward, the crown prince visited the company, Wik & Walsøe.  In company, which began in 2006 by friends Ms. Linda Walsøe and Ms. Ragnhild Wik, produces some of the finest porcelain tableware in Norway.  To learn more about Wik & Walsøe as well as to view their unique designs please click here.

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Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

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His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan Attends the 2013 Japan Prize. (VIDEOS)

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan attended the 2013 Japan Prize this evening in Tokyo.  Unfortunately, Empress Michiko was unable to attend due to chronic pain in her upper arm and left neck according to the Imperial Household Agency.

The Japan Prize is awarded annually to scientists and engineers from around the world who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology, furthering the cause of peace and prosperity.  The recipients of this year’s prize went to:

“Prof. C. Grant Willson of the University of Texas, Austin and Prof. Jean M. J. Fréchet of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology,  for development of chemically amplified resist polymer materials for innovative semiconductor manufacturing process.  Dr. John Frederick Grassle, Professor Emeritus of Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, for contribution to marine environmental conservation through research on ecology and biodiversity of deep-sea organisms.”

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And, finally, on April 23, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties held an audience with Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.  The princess was in Japan for a two-day visit on the occasion of World Malaria Day according to the Belgian royal court.


Japan Prize Press Conference

Imperial Family of Japan

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Officially Opens the Special Exhibition, Constantijn en Christiaan Huygens: Een Gouden Erfenis. (VIDEO)

BeatrixHer Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands performed her last official engagement as queen this afternoon when she officially open the special exhibition entitled, Constantijn en Christiaan Huygens: Een Gouden Erfenis, at the Grote Kerk in Den Haag.

The exhibition, a private initiative of the Stichting Grote Kerk, Huygensmuseum Hofwijck and Koninklijke Bibliotheek, displays a:

“…combination of political history, art and science, the Huygens Exhibition shows the rewards of looking beyond established boundaries and embracing innovative thinking, the way father and son Huygens did. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the replica of the Oranjezaal in Huis ten Bosch. The architecture and the series of paintings of the Oranjezaal are the culmination of the Dutch arts during the Golden Age. Constantijn Huygens was actively involved in designing its structure.”

The Constantijn en Christiaan Huygens: Een Gouden Erfenis exhibition will be open to the public beginning on April 25-August 28, 2013.  For more information please visit the official website for the exhibition here.

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Photos courtesy of RVD/HKH & Grote Kerk

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Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex Opens the New Ophthalmology Unit at Derriford Hospital. Plus, Other News. (VIDEO)

HRH_Sophie,_Countess_of_WessexHer Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex was at the Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon, yesterday to officially open the “…£5 million state-of-the-art Royal Eye Infirmary ophthalmology unit…”  

The lovely countess also visited the Garden House at Buckland Monachorum where she opened the “…new Jubilee Arboretum…”

For more information about yesterday’s events please click here.


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Her Royal Highness Princess Theodora of Greece Attends the CSQ Party in Brentwood, CA.

tedHer Royal Highness Princess Theodora of Greece along with hundreds of local Angeleno VIPS, actors and actresses attended the CSQ Magazine 5th Anniversary and Issue Release party held at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Brentwood, CA on April 17, 2013.

Princess Theodora, known as Theodora Greece in the entertainment business, has a recurring role on the hit U.S. soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful.  She plays the role of Alison, the personal secretary to Don Diamont’s character, Billy Spencer.

The princess also wrapped the upcoming films, Where Did You Sleep Last Night, directed by Mr. Bill Birrell and Little Boy directed by Mr. Alejandro Monteverde.  Both films are now in post-production and release dates for the two films are unknown at this time.

Click here to view a photo gallery from the CSQ Party.

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