Mar 30, 2014

Prince Laurent now out from medically-induced coma

Prince Laurent of Belgium has now been taken out from medically induced coma, reports Hello! He was placed into that condition two days ago after being rushed to the hospital due to pneumonia. His condition has been pronounced "stable" by a royal spokesperson, while doctors said he has been making good progress.

Mar 27, 2014

Prince arranges for measles vaccination in the Philippines

Prince Charles

A CNN report revealed that Prince Charles has arranged for the delivery of five million measles and rubella vaccine with the hope of rescuing over 5,000 lives afflicted by measles. After being hit by Typhoon Haiyan in November last year, more than over 15,600 cases of measles have been reported by the Phippine Department of Health. Prince Charles was in India when Haiyan struck the Philippines. Two days after the typhoon made its landfall, the Prince visited Serum Institute in Pune, the world's largest manufacturer of measles vaccine. The International Health Partners, one of the prince's charity, will deliver the said vaccine.

Queen to welcome first state visit by an Irish head of state

Queen Elizabeth II to welcome the first state visit by an Irish president.
For the first time since Ireland declared its independence from UK, Queen Elizabeth II will open her doors to the Irish head of state. 
President Michael D. Higgins will pay a state visit April 8. With him is his wife, Sabina, and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. He is expected to address both houses of Parliament, another first in the history of both UK and Ireland. 
Queen Elizabeth II, meanwhile, is to host a state banquet in Windsor Castle for her Irish guests. 
More visit about the upcoming Irish state visit from BBC.

Mar 26, 2014

Prince Leka of Albania's 32nd Birthday

Prince Leka of Albania. Image: Albanian Royal House
Born in 1982, Prince Leka Anwar Zog Reza Baudouin Msiziwe Zogu is the only child of  Leka, Crown Prince of Albania and Susan Cullen-Ward. He was born in South Africa, but the South African government ceded his maternity ward to Albanian sovereignty to ensure that Leka was born in Albanian soil.

In 2006, he graduated from Sandhurst Military Academy in UK and was considered the academy's "best foreign student." In 2007, he was appointed to the foreign office and in 2009, was transffered to the Interior ministry. In 2012, Leka was appointed political adviser to President Bujar Nishani.  In 2011, Leka was engaged to actress Elia Zaharia.

Albanian monarchists refer to him at Leka II, after his father's death in 2011, whom he also succeeded as the head of the House of zogu and 3rd Sovereign Head of the Order of Besa and of the Order of Skanderbeg.

Prince Laurent of Belgium in induced coma

More update on Prince Laurent of Belgium's condition... He has now been placed under a medically induced coma to "optimise the treatment", said palace spokesman Pierre-Emmanuel de Bauw in a report by Expatica.   The Belgian TV station RTL reports that placing the prince in that condition  would give the patient more convenience because he does not have to exhaust himself against life-support system.

Queen Maxima grabs everyone's attention at a dinner for world leaders

World leaders just can't keep their eyes off Queen Maxima of the Netherlands during a dinner that she and King Willem-Alexander hosted at Royal Palace Huis ten Bosch. The leaders were in The Hague for a  Nuclear Security Summit. While the royal couple were greeting their guests before dinner, world leaders, including US President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and French President Francois Hollande, just can't help it but be mesmerized by Her Majesty's beauty.

While King Willem-Alexander shakes hands with British PM David Cameron,
the latter keeps his stare on Queen Maxima. Image credit 

US President Barack Obama enjoys a wam chitchat with the royal couple.
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French President Francois Hollande is mesmerized by Her Majesty.
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The world leader gathers for a photo op during a dinner hosted by
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima in Huis
ten Bosch Palace. Image credit

Find out more update about the Nuclear Security Summit 2014 here

Mar 25, 2014

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden visits Ghana and Tanzania

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden visited the African countries of Ghana and Tanzania from March 17-21, together with trade minister Ewa Björling. The heir to the throne's visit centered on strengthening Sweden's trade links with these countries. She was in Ghana from March 17-19 and in Tanzania from March 20-21.

Visit here to find out more details and exciting photos of the crown princess' African tour.

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