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Lalla Salma Chairs Ceremonies In Honor of Morocco’s National Day to Fight Cancer

  November 23, 2009 at 6:03 pm by

Lalla Salma, along with Jordanian Princesses Ghida Talal and Dina Mired, presided over several ceremonies during Morocco’s National Day to Fight Cancer. Among the events was the signing of a partnership agreement between Morocco’s Anti-Cancer Association (ALSC), and the Vaudois University Hosptial Center. According to an article in the Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse, the agreement will create training, internships, expertise, and will facilitate research in the field of cancer. Lalla … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma Participates in Medicines For Low-Income Patients Program

  November 7, 2009 at 7:06 pm by

Last Wednesday, Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco served as the chairperson for the first event of the “Medicines for Low-Income Patients Program” in Casablanca. The Princess devotes a lot of time and energy to supporting cancer research. She also serves as the head of the Anti-Cancer Association of Morocco (ASLC). According to an article from Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse, the program provides medical check-ups, chemotherapy, and other medicines to people … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma Meets With the President of Argentina

  October 18, 2009 at 1:09 am by

Last Friday, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President of Argentina, met with Lalla Salma at the royal palace in Morocco. It was a quick and private meeting, lasting only an hour. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was on her way back to Buenos Aires when she made the stop in Morocco. She had been on an official visit to India. Lalla Salma requested the meeting. She was very interested in learning about … Continue reading

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King Mohammed VI Officially Opens Moroccan Parliament

  October 10, 2009 at 3:56 pm by

Last Friday, King Mohammed VI officially opened the Moroccan Parliament. He began by addressing both houses of Parliament. In his speech, the King called for the creation of an economic and social council that would serve in an advisory role to the legislature and also to the executive branch of the Moroccan government. According to an article in Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse, the King stated that the council should be … Continue reading

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Duchess of Gloucester Opens New Hospice Unit

  September 27, 2009 at 7:51 pm by

The Duchess of Gloucester officially opened a refurbished inpatient unit at the Heart of Kent Hospice. The new unit was the result of a £286,000 grant provided by the Department of Health, with the goal of improving the environment for the terminally ill adults who are served by the hospice. According to an article from Kentnews.co.uk, the Duchess was welcomed to the area by the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, and … Continue reading

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New African King Is A Female Secretary From Washington, D.C.

  September 19, 2009 at 7:03 pm by

Nearly 15 months ago, Washington, D.C.-based secretary Peggielene Bartels received a phone call that would change her life forever. Early one morning, at 4:00 AM to be exact, a phone call came that woke Bartels from her sleep. The call came from Otuam, a seaside town in the African nation of Ghana. The caller addressed Bartels as “Nana”, which is a term Ghanians use to refer to people of high … Continue reading

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Prince Edward Visits Afghanistan

  September 12, 2009 at 10:54 pm by

Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex arrived in the Helmand province of Afghanistan last Tuesday. On Wednesday, he met with soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, the Rifles, according to an article from Monsters and Critics.com. The prince is the Royal Colonel of the battalion. The 2nd Battalion has been in Afghanistan for five months. They are working closely with the Afghan police force and army, and are expected to be … Continue reading

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King Mohammed VI Officially Opens Female Student House and Training Center

  September 12, 2009 at 11:50 am by

Last Friday, King Mohammed VI celebrated the opening of a new female student house and training center in Marrakech. The new facility cost around 4.55 million dirhams. It was financed by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity and the MAMDA-MCMA Construction Foundation, according to an article in the Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse. Dar Attaliba, the student house, provides courses and accommodation for young women from poor rural areas. It was … Continue reading

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A Baby Boy For Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor

  September 12, 2009 at 11:13 am by

On Tuesday September 8, Lord Nicholas Windsor and his wife Paola welcomed the arrival of their second son. The baby boy was born at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. The couple also have a two year old son, Albert Louis Phillip Edward Windsor. The baby’s names have not been released yet, and many royal watchers are currently wondering if the Lord and Lady Nicholas will select traditional names for … Continue reading

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Princess Letizia’s Royal Style Featured in Time Magazine

  September 9, 2009 at 4:56 pm by

Princess Letizia has hit a high note fashion-wise. Earlier this year, the princess was named to Vanity Fair magazine’s Best Dressed List for 2009, where she came in at number 2. However, Vanity Fair isn’t the only non fashion-focused magazine to notice Letizia. The Times has recently featured her in an article that focuses on her fashions. Since the announcement of her engagement to Crown Prince Felipe of Spain in … Continue reading

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King Mohammed VI Presides Over Ramadan Lectures

  September 9, 2009 at 4:45 pm by

King Mohammed VI chaired a lecture on the subject of faith and health last Tuesday. In Morocco, lectures on various topics related to Islam are given during the holy month of Ramadan. It has become a tradition that has been upheld by the Moroccan royal family, with the king presiding over the lectures. This year, King Mohammed’s presence at the lectures is even more special, due to the fact that … Continue reading

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Duke of Kent Dedicates RNLI Memorial

  September 4, 2009 at 4:21 pm by

The Duke of Kent recently participated in a ceremony to unveil and dedicate a new memorial created to honor the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) members who have lost their lives while trying to save the lives of others. During the ceremony at the RNLI headquarters in Poole, Dorset, the Duke of Kent unveiled the 4.5 meter-high memorial. It was designed by Sam Holland ARBS. It shows a person in … Continue reading

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Rwenzururu Prince to Be Crowned King in October

  September 2, 2009 at 7:10 pm by

The government of Uganda has officially recognized the Kingdom of Rwenzururu. The kingdom struggled for a while to gain recognition from the Ugandan government. President Musveni recently announced that the coronation of Prince Charles Mumbere will take place on October 19, according to an article from allafrica.com. The president’s announcement was greeted with celebration, turning the church service where the announcement was made into a jubilant atmosphere. Musveni’s statement was … Continue reading

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Earl Mountbatten’s Grandson Speaks About the Murder of His Family Members

  September 1, 2009 at 9:51 pm by

On the 27th of August 1979, Louis Mountbatten, the Earl Mountbatten was murdered along with his 14 year-old grandson, Nicholas Knatchbull, 15 year-old Paul Maxwell, and Baroness Brabourne, the 83 year-old mother in law of the Earl’s daughter. They were enjoying a leisurely holiday outing in the family’s boat on the waters off of Mullaghmore in County Sligo, Ireland, when a bomb placed on the boat was detonated by a … Continue reading

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Greek Royals Attend Athens and Epidaurus Festival

  August 24, 2009 at 7:23 pm by

On Friday August 21, King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie, along with their son Crown Prince Pavlos and his wife, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal, and their daughter Princess Alexia and her husband Carlos Morales, attended the Athens and Epidaurus Festival in Greece. The Athens and Epidaurus Festival is a long-running festival that celebrates the arts. The Athens Festival has been running for 52 summers in the Greek capital. It features theatre, … Continue reading

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Head of Decapitated King Returned to Ghana

  August 12, 2009 at 3:18 pm by

After nearly two centuries in the Netherlands, the head of King Nana Badu Bonsu II has been returned to Ghana. In the 1830s, the Ahanta King allegedly ambushed and killed the Dutch colonial soldiers who occupied the region, during an exchange of hostilities, according to the Ghana News Agency. The attack on the Dutch soldiers was a grave offense to the Dutch, who colonized the area that is now known … Continue reading

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Duchess of Kent Honors Young Musicians

  August 7, 2009 at 2:14 pm by

The Duchess of Kent was treated to a special concert at the Ryedale Festival tea party. Young musicians from the Future Talent Champions charity played a concert for over 100 people at the Kirkby Misperton Village Hall. Ken Overton, who is the festival’s chairperson told the Gazette Herald, “the concert was fantastic and very emotional. Each of the young people who played have started to achieve, but haven’t reached the … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Christens HMS Daring

  July 23, 2009 at 10:20 pm by

Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, christened the HMS Daring, the Royal Navy’s newest warship, in Portsmouth today. Even though the weather was grey and cloudy, many people came out to celebrate the ship’s christening, and to hear the Countess speak. The countess is the patron of the ship, and was present when the ship first launched in 2006, according to The News of Portsmouth. “It is an enormous pleasure to … Continue reading

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Duchess of Gloucester Opens New Military Barracks

  July 22, 2009 at 7:50 pm by

Last Saturday, over 200 people attended the grand opening of the Edward Brooks military barracks in Oxfordshire. The new barracks cost £4 million to build, and were officially opened by the Duchess of Gloucester. The Oxford Mail reports that the barracks have been named for Edward Brooks, who was a local Territorial Army hero during World War I. Brooks was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1917. Many members of Sargent … Continue reading

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President Banda of Zambia Hopes that Swazi King Can Help Attract Investors

  July 19, 2009 at 9:47 pm by

King Mswati III of Swaziland toured the Kanasashi Copper Mine while on a three-day visit to Zambia. After the tour, the president of Zambia, Rupiah Banda stated that the Swazi king “would use his clout to convince big investors who have developed the tourism and sugar industries in Swaziland to come to Zambia”, according to the Lusaka Times. King Mswati said that he is in Zambia for the purpose of … Continue reading

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