HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Hosts a Royal Hunt. Gross.

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On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark hosted the traditional Kongejagt (King’s Hunt) in Grib Skov.

After the slaughter of dozens of innocent animals guests including Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark accompanied by her children — Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine — His Serene Highness Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and his longtime partner and famous author, Miss Carina Axelsson, Baron Otto and Baroness Helle Reedtz-Thott, and a bunch of other extremely wealthy and noble people from Denmark as well as Germany gathered in front of Fredensborg Slot where they stared at a bunch of bloodied and otherwise dead Stag and Foxes for their amusement.

Gross.

Click here to view photos (WARNING some of the photos are pretty disgusting). 

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(VIDEOS) HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attends a Workshop in Enschede.

 

On the afternoon of Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the Digitale Werkplaats (Digital Workshops) held at Hangar 11 at the Airport Twente in Enschede.

The workshop is a two-day initiative from Google Netherlands, Netherlands Qredits Microfinance and municipalities to promote digital skills among entrepreneurs.  Her Majesty is a “…member of the Dutch Committee for Entrepreneurship and Finance, an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs which, among other things focuses on increasing access to finance for start-ups and existing businesses…” according to the Dutch news outlet, RTV Oost.

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(VIDEO) Decadence and Downfall: The Shah of Iran’s Ultimate Party.

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In 1971, the Shah of Iran, the self-proclaimed ‘king of kings’, celebrated 2,500 years of the Persian monarchy by throwing the greatest party in history. Money was no object – a lavish tent city, using 37km of silk, was erected in a specially created oasis. The world’s top restaurant at the time, Maxim’s, closed its doors for two weeks to cater the event, a five-course banquet served to over sixty of the world’s kings, queens and presidents, and washed down with some of the rarest wines known to man.

Over a decadent five-day period, guests were treated to a pageant of thousands of soldiers dressed in ancient Persian costume, a ‘son et lumiere’ at the foot of Darius the Great’s temple, and the opening of the Azadi Tower in Tehran, designed to honor the Shah himself.

Every party leaves a few hangovers. This one left a country reeling, never to recover. It crystallized the opposition, led by the Ayatollah Khomeini. More than any other event, this party marked the break between the king of kings and the people of Iran he reigned over.

 Click here to watch the documentary on Vimeo.

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(VIDEO) Members of the Princely Family of Monaco Celebrate Fête Nationale 2016.

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover, Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Her Serene Highness Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Mr. Louis Ducruet, Mr. and Mrs. Andrea Casiraghi and their two children — Sacha and India — Ms. Charlotte Casiraghi, Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Casiraghi, Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy and her daughter, Miss Mélanie-Antoinette de Massy, Mr. Christopher LeVine and his son, Mr. Christopher LeVine, Jr. celebrated Fête Nationale 2016.

The day began with a ceremony inside the courtyard at the Palais Princier.  Thereafter, the princely family arrived at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee de Monaco to attend a Te Deum Mass led by Archbishop Bernard Barsi.

The day ended with the princely family making their traditional balcony appearance at the Palais where they waved to the proud and happy Monégasque citizens.

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On Vacation… Again.

Well, ladies and gentleman it is that time of year again where I will be on vacation for one month.

So, where will I be?  Panama.  In the video above will give you a glimpse of my lovely little village in Panama.

Anyway, hopefully I will be able to bring you the latest royal news from time to time (there is limited internet access where I live) so if you would like to check back to my little ‘ole blog please do so.

And, with that… have a wonderful day everyone!

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(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visits the Zadkine Startcollege in Rotterdam.

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands made a surprise visit to the Zadkine Startcollege in Rotterdam.  During today’s visit Her Majesty was given a tour of the school as well as met with students and staff.

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(VIDEOS) HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Opens the Erasmus Experience.

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the Erasmus Experience held at the Bibliotheek Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The library houses the world’s largest collection of books and letters by the famous the Dutch humanist, Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus. Approximately five thousand of these works form the basis for the interactive and permanent exhibition, Erasmus Experience.

Please click here to view photos.

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HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attends a Celebration in Zoetermeer.

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On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Stichting Participatie, Integratie en Emancipatie Zoetermeer (Piëzo) in Zoetermeer.

According to RVD, the foundation:

“…focuses on people in vulnerable situations and gives them support in finding their way in society.

Ten years ago, the foundation has devised its own method to teach people to develop their talents and abilities. These ‘Piezo Methodology’ uses a five-step plan. The intended end result is that the participants are given sufficient basis for example, to get an education, to participate in the workforce or to volunteer. Piezo works partly with volunteers who have completed the program.

In 2006, the foundation began in one location. Today, there are four ‘Piezo Centres’ in Zoetermeer.  At these locations participants can follow the whole program. There is also a Piezo Support Centre. Since the focus is on the first three steps of the program; increase self-confidence and social empowerment; inventory of meaningful activities and participation in learning paths. There is also a craft workshop set up where people learn to self odd jobs to do around the house.” 

Please click here and here to view photos.

Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

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(VIDEO) His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Unveils a New Formula One Race Car.

On Sunday, September 25, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco unveiled the new Venturi VM-FE-02 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.  The new race car will make its début in the upcoming Formula One Grand Prix on October 9, 2016 in Hong Kong.

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(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Visits the Research Vessel, André Malraux.

 

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco accompanied by the Minister of State of Monaco, Mr. Serge Telle, and various Monégasques government officials visited the French research vessel, André Malraux, at the Port of Fontvieille in Monaco.

During yesterday’s visit the sovereign prince was given a tour of the vessel and learned more about the robotics program developed by DRASSM (Department of Underwater Archaeological Research and Submarine).  Prince Albert II also learned about the robots used by the DRASSM which photograph and model 3D shipwrecks lying at great depths as Danton (1025m) collects items several hundred meters from the surface.  The sovereign prince was also informed about other ongoing projects including the humanoid robot Ocean One.

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(VIDEO) Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover Attends the Opening of the Exhibition Danse, Danse, Danse.

On Friday, September 23, 2016, Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover attended the opening of the exhibition entitled, Danse, Danse, Danse, held inside the Villa Paloma at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco.

The exhibition, in collaboration with the Pavillon Bosio, Art & Scénographie, École Supérieure d’Arts Plastiques de la Ville de Monaco and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo in the frame of the Monaco Dance Forum, takes place in:

“…three phases concentrating on choreography and its displacements, its collaborations and its extensions. The exhibition is inhabited by dance and its images, the body and its different rhythms, from rehearsal to public presentation. A workshop involves research of the living within the museum space, associating works, dancers and artist-stage designers. A symposium initiates the debate on the inhabited exhibitions and the spaces open to the multiple territories of art.”

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(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Inaugurates the Princess Grace Salon in NYC.

On Friday, September 23, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco accompanied by his niece, Miss Pauline Ducruet, arrived at the Cartier Mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York City to attend the inauguration of the new Princess Grace Salon.

According to the Hollywood Reporter the oval-shaped salon “…features several portraits of the former Grace Kelly in her Cartier diamonds — a ruby and diamond set seen in one photo is meant to conjure thoughts of Monaco’s red and white flag — while the principality’s coat of arms also adorns each wall of the salon, the first time Monaco has approved its use in a boutique.”

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