News Archive August 2003

August 30, 2003. More on the Diana and Dodi inquests:
Telegraph article

August 29, 2003. Inquests into the deaths six years ago of Diana, Princess of Wales and her companion Dodi Al Fayed are to be held by the Surrey Coroner.
BBC News article

August 27, 2003. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden joined her parents for an official visit to Finland.
Hello! article
Princess Claire's pregnancy announcement, coming just after the birth of her nephew Prince Gabriel, makes this an especially joyful time for the Belgian royal family.
Hello! article
Queen Elizabeth II's chef has been admitted to an exclusive international club open only to those who cook for heads of state.
Telegraph article
Pop star "Pink" scolded Prince William for hunting.
BBC News article

August 26, 2003. Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium are expecting their first child in February.
Standaard article (in Dutch)
Norway's crown princess announced that she has accepted a post at the Directorate for Norwegian Development Aid.
Hello! article
Swazi health workers criticized King Msawti III's decision to take a 17-year-old girl as his 11th wife.
The Scotsman article

August 25, 2003. Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway celebrated her 30th birthday again with a family dinner last night.
Aftenposten article

August 24, 2003. Prince Charles plans to host an all-star cast at Shakespeare's Globe next month.
Observer article
King Gyanendra and his family left Kathmandu for medical check-ups in London.
Sify article

August 23, 2003. King Gyanendra is under increasing political pressure in Nepal.
The poor condition of the royal train built for a visiting Queen Elizabeth II in 1961 symbolizes the decline of Sierra Leone.
Telegraph article

August 22, 2003. Princess Madeleine of Sweden, 21, is reportedly unhappy about a poster that depicts her as a "pin-up model."
Nettavisen article
The descendants of the last Aztec emperor of Mexico hope to recover pensions granted to them by King Carlos I of Spain in 1550.
BBC News article
The first pictures of Prince Gabriel of Belgium and his family have been released.
Standaard photo special
Princess Beatrice was involved in a minor car accident in Spain.
Hello! article
Prince Harry is reportedly still not sure which military regiment to join.
Hello! article

August 21, 2003. Belgium's two-year-old future queen arrived at the hospital to meet her baby brother.
Hello! article
Nepal's King Gyenendra seeks a "constructive," rather than "active" monarchy.

August 20, 2003. Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium gave birth to a baby boy, Prince Gabriel.
Hello! article
Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell laid the foundation stone for the memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales.
BBC News article
Princess Alice today becomes the oldest member ever of the British royal family.
Hello! article
BBC News Magazine profile
The Scotsman article
More on Crown Princess Mette-Marit's brithday:
Aftenposten article

August 19, 2003. Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway turned 30 as her brother appeared in court on assault charges.
Hello! article
Princess Alice, 101, is about to overtake the Queen Mother's longevity record.
Telegraph article
The Balkans have rediscovered royalty in the years since the fall of Communism.
IPS News article
Australia has appointed a republican as the Queen's representative in Tasmania.
Guardian article

August 17, 2003. The Queen's officials rejected American diplomats' request to move the U.S. Embassy into Kensington Palace.
BBC News article
Telegraph article

August 16, 2003. South Africa's wealthiest tribe, the Bafokeng, enthroned their new king.
Washington Times article
(South African) Sunday Times article
The handover of royal power in Liechtenstein will take place in a year on the principality's national holiday.
Telegraph article

August 15, 2003. Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein announced plans to transfer political power to his son and heir Prince Alois while remaining head of state.
BBC News article
Having passed two A-levels, Prince Harry is ready for Sandhurst.
Telegraph articles
Author William Shawcross has been awarded a 1m advance for his official biography of the Queen Mother.
Telegraph article
Scotland Yard found that police on June 21 ignored seven alarms and five CCTV shots of the intruder at Prince William's birthday party.
Telegraph articles

August 14, 2003. Prince Harry got his A-level results.
BBC News article
A report on the security breach at Prince William's 21st birthday party criticized police and advocated a trespass law to deter future intruders.
BBC News article
Telegraph article

August 11, 2003. Well-traveled Princes William and Harry may have boosted the popularity of gap years.
Telegraph article
St James's Palace denied that Prince William speared an antelope in Africa.
The Scotsman article

August 10, 2003. Prince William reportedly killed an antelope in Kenya.
BBC News article
Prince Charles's links with the Saudi royal family played a central role in securing the release of six Britons imprisoned in Saudi Arabia.
Observer article
Afghan royalists have formed a new movement to restore the monarchy.
(Pakistan) Daily Times article
Gulf Daily News article
Mary Donaldson reportedly would fit in well with the Danish royal family.
The Mercury article

August 9, 2003. Danes reacted excitedly to Queen Margrethe's hint that her son Crown Prince Frederik and Mary Donaldson may be on the verge of an engagement.
The Mercury article
An American town named after the birthplace of regicidal mass murderer Oliver Cromwell removed his family lion from its coat of arms.
Telegraph article

August 8, 2003. The Queen of Denmark commented that her son's girlfriend would make a good daughter-in-law.
The Age article
News.com.au article
The new issue of Vanity Fair focuses on Europe's young royals.
Aftenposten article
Archaelogists in Rome claim to have discovered evidence that Roman Emperor Caligula believed himself to be a living god.
BBC News article
Emperor Pedro II of Brazil (1825-1891), known for building up his country, also enhanced its image abroad.
Brazzil article

August 7, 2003. Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark are enjoying their vacation in France.
Hello! article
A Dutch judge lifted a ban on photographing the pregnant Princess Maxima.
Telegraph article

August 6, 2003. Clarence House, now open to the public, offers a glimpse into the late Queen Mother's life.
BBC News article
Hello! article
Telegraph article
The Scotsman article

August 5, 2003. More on Prince Charles and Clarence House:
BBC News article
Independent article
The Emir of Qatar has named his younger son as crown prince, to replace his other son as heir apparent.
BBC News article

August 4, 2003. On what would have been the Queen Mother's 103rd birthday, her grandson is completing his move into her home.
Hello! article
King Gyanendra of Nepal has received American aid in his government's battle against Maoist rebels.
New York Times article

August 2, 2003. Prince Charles is moving into the newly renovated Clarence House.
BBC News article

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