Royals in New York City to Attend the ASF Centennial Ball on October 21, 2011

On October 21, 2011, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway, T.R.H.s Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland and his wife Dorrit Moussaieff, Her Excellency Tarja Halonen, President of Finland and her husband, Dr. Pentti Arajarvi, will be in New York City to attend the American Scandinavian Foundation Centennial Ball.

The event will take place at the Hilton Hotel beginning at 6:30pm.  The host of the evening will be actress and director, Liv Ullmann. During the centennial ball there will be, of course, cocktails, a gala dinner, awards handout, and dancing to follow.

If you would like to see some of your favorite royals at this black tie event come Friday October 21, 2011, in NYC, there will be a press line outside of the Hilton Hotel starting at 6pm.  Or, if you would like to purchase tickets to the centennial ball — ranging from $500 to $5,000 — you may do so by contacting the ASF organization.

*Many thanks to Ms. Gyan from the American-Scandinavian Foundation for this information.   🙂

Photo courtesy of: Kongehuest.no

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‘Blauw Bloed’: Weekly Royal Video News

It’s Blauw Bloed time!   🙂

This week’s episode covers the Dutch royals — Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander, and Princess Maxima — attending a ballet performance, the Swedish royal family attending the opening of Parliament in Stockholm, Prince Harry’s latest activities, Belgian royals at a concert, and much more.

Click where it says Glitter en Glamour bijou Balletgala to watch the program.

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Frederic Prinz von Anhalt Speaks to ABC7 About His 25 Year Marriage to Zsa Zsa Gabor

And the party never stops with Frederic Prinz von Anhalt. On August 14, 2011, the not so dashing and incredibly weird faux prince threw a mega-party to celebrate his 25 year marriage to actress, Zsa Zsa Gabor.  There were lots of guests at the couple’s Bel Air mansion including Robert Blake (yeah, that guy), Elaine Dupont, Quincy Jones, Phyllis Diller, and a drunken Frank Stallone (I have no idea who he is). So while everyone was singing, laughing, and dancing poor Zsa Zsa was wheeled into the living room, in her mobile bed, then propped up whilst wearing a tiara looking seriously confused. When speaking to ABC7‘s entertainment reporter, George Pennacchio, about the festivities the faux prince proclaimed:

Look, my wife is 94-year-old. She should have everything she wants and she should have everything large. This big party is not for the guests, not for the media, not for me. This big party is for Zsa Zsa!

Yeah. Okay.

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

Source: ABC7

Photo courtesy of: DM via PCN

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Royals and the Vanity Fair International Best Dressed List for 2011

The 72nd Annual International Best Dressed List has finally been released this afternoon and some of your favorite royals have made the list this year.  They are:

  1. H.H. Sheikha Mozah of Qatar
  2. H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco
  3. H.R.H. The Duchess of Cambridge
  4. Prince Antonius von Fürstenberg

To review the list please click here.

Source: Vanity Fair

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Finding Sarah: A New Show About, Sarah, Duchess of York, Who is Still Trying to Find Herself and Whining About It

Le sigh… so several months ago I reported about a new documentary show entitled, Finding Sarah, about Sarah, Duchess of York that will air on Oprah Winfrey’s failing network, OWN.

Well, the previews are already out and my heavens Sarah is a whiney twit.  Apparently, on the show she cries a lot, tells the cameramen to stop filming every two minutes, makes up excuses for her behavior, hugs her daughters, and gets a verbal beat down from Dr. Phil.

Any way, for those who are interested in watching this crapfest the documentary premieres on Sunday June 12, 2011 at 9pm.  Here is a preview… try not to roll your eyes too much: Someone call the Whaambulance! 

There are several discussion forums already talking about this show.  If you want to participate in their conversations I highly recommend these two sites:  TWoP and Other Shows That Suck

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European Royals Attend the Beatification of the late Pope John Paul II at the Vatican

On May 1, 2011, several European royals, heads of state, and thousands of people attended the beatification of the late Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.  The ceremony was led by Pope Benedict XVI.

Here is a brief synopsis according to Rome Reports:

We welcome the wish of our brother Agostino Vallini Cardinale, our vicar general for the diocese of Rome. We also honor the call of many of our brothers  and the many faithful. With the blessing of  the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and with our Apostolic authority, we concede that the Venerable Servant of God,
John Paul II, pope, be called a blessed. With celebrations to be held  in sites under rules established by law, each year on October 22. ”

Moments later, the image of John Paul II was uncovered. They were moments of great devotion and inexplicable excitement. And so, the call to make him a “Santo Subito”came to be.

Sister Marie Simon Pierre, the French nun cured of Parkinson’s through his intercession and Sister Tobiana, the Polish nun who cared for John Paul II until his death, presented a relic with the blood of John Paul II to Pope Benedict XVI.

After the ceremony a new anthem in honor of John Paul II was sung. Then the pope and the cardinals prayed before the body of the new Blessed.

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who  flocked to Rome for the ceremony, may venerate John Paul II’s remains in the basilica. It will remain open until the last visitor goes through its doors.

In case you were wondering which European royals attended they are:  The Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg, The Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, T.S.H.s Prince Hans-Adam and Princess Marie Aglae of Liechtenstein, T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias, Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium, and T.R.H.s the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.  Missing from the ceremony was H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiancée, Charlene Wittstock.  It is unknown at this time as to why the Prince was absent.

There are many photos as well as videos from today’s ceremony so please click the links here,  here,  here,  here,  here,  here,  and here.

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Blauw Bloed: Weekly Video News and Activities with All Your Favorite Royals

Good morning!  Yeah, it’s Sunday and it’s time for the Dutch royal program, Blauw Bloed.  In this episode Blauw Bloed host, Jeroen Snel, focuses on Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands as well as looking back at the British royal wedding between William and Catherine now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Click the link where it says Feestelijke Koninginnedguitzending to watch this week’s episode.   🙂

By the way, the connection for this episode seems a bit wonky (meaning it stops and starts), so just be patient.

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Europe’s Richest Monarchs According to Forbes Magazine (aka The Annual You’re Broke and They’re Not List)

Yup, it’s that time of year again when Forbes magazine makes everyone on planet Earth feel like a worthless penniless peasant by releasing their annual They’re Rich As Hell and You’re Not Nor Ever Will Be list.

Here are the top five richest European monarchs:

1. H.S.H. Prince Hans-Adam II Prince von und zu Liechtenstein 

    Net Worth: $5 billion

2. H.R.H. Prince Albert von Thurn und Taxis

Net Worth: $2 billion

3. H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco


    Net Worth: $1 billion

4. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 


    Net Worth: $500 million

5. Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands


    Net Worth: $220 million

To read the article in its entirety please click the link Forbes

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Blauw Bloed: Weekly Video News and Activities with All Your Favorite Royals

Good Morning everyone and Happy Easter to all!    🙂

Well, it’s Sunday and you know what that means.  Yup, it is time for this week’s installment from the Dutch royal program, Blawu Bloed.  This week Blauw Bloed host, Jeroen Snel, is in London where he focuses on the upcoming wedding between H.R.H. Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton.  Of course, there is much more covered in this episode including all the activities from the Dutch royal house.

So click the link where it says Voorruitblik Op Huwelijk Van Het Jaar and enjoy!

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Blauw Bloed: Weekly Video News and Activities with All Your Favorite Royals

Good Morning everyone!  Well, it is Sunday and you know what that means… it’s time to watch an all new episode of your favorite royal program, Blauw Bloed.

In this week’s the episode there is an exclusive interview (in English) with His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, H.R.H. Crown Princess Maxima visiting the Hoedje van Papier Inititive in Rotterdam, T.R.H.s Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan visiting and comforting the tsunami victims, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in Morocco, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiancée, Charlene Wittstock in Ireland, a commentary about Prince Peter Griffin (aka Laurent) of Belgium and his latest stupid behavior that has annoyed everyone on planet Earth, and much more.

So, please click the link where it says Interview Met Zweedse Koning and enjoy!

 

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Blauw Bloed: Weekly News and Activities With All Your Favorite Royals (Video)

It’s Sunday and you know what that means… it’s time for the weekly royal news and activities wrap-up with the Dutch program, Blauw Bloed.

In this episode, the program covers the official visit of T.R.H.s Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima of the Netherlands to Vietnam (with an exclusive interview with the royal couple), Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands attending an opening of a building in Arnhem, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain at a zoo in Madrid where she hangs out with cute and cuddly Pandas, Empress Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan visiting the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark meeting and chilling with admirable as well as brave soldiers in Afghanistan, Their Majesties King Albert and Queen Paola of Belgium cruising in Germany, Prince Peter Griffin (aka Laurent the Entitlement Queen) of Belgium and a report about yet another one of his stupid antics that annoys everyone on planet Earth, The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in Spain, and much, much more.

Please click the link where it says Prinselijk Paar Bezoekt Vietnam:  Enjoy!

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