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The Queen Unveils A Sculpture Of Herself With A Mare And A Foal

  November 3, 2016 at 10:50 am by

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth unveiled today in Newmarket a bronze statue of a herself, a horse and foal. Dressed in a pink coat outfit, the 90 year old Queen unveiled the statue which was a gift from the Suffolk town in connection with her 90th birthday. The bronze statute was funded by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. Embed from Getty Images After the statue unveiling, Her Majesty … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Performs Umrah

  October 31, 2016 at 9:53 pm by

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein and her daughter, Sheikha Al Jalilah, have performed the ‘minor pilgrimage’ (Umrah in arabic) on October 29 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Princess, who is married with Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, shared a few pictures of this private moment on her official Instagram and Facebook. Princess Haya prayed for Jordan and Dubai and wrote that she was blessed to have had the opportunity … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Opens Up On Her Husband And Children

  October 24, 2016 at 12:16 pm by

HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein gave a rare insight to her family on today’s Virgin Radio’s ‘The Kris Fade Show’ in Dubai. Princess Haya spoke about how normal the family is and that they are like any other family who get up early and drop the kids off at school, she said “We’re up around 6.15-6.30… the kids are up and ready to go to school”. She goes on saying, … Continue reading

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King Abdullah and Princess Haya Inaugurate New Military Hospital in Ajloun

  October 20, 2016 at 6:48 pm by

The King of Jordan was today joined by his younger half-sister Princess Haya bint Al Hussein for the official opening of a new military hospital in Ajloun, a town in the north of Jordan, which has been named after the Princess. King Abdullah and Princess Haya were given a tour of the new hospital, which has 150 beds and 11 operation rooms that will allow the Royal Medical Services to provide … Continue reading

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Princess Haya’s Latest Engagements

  October 8, 2016 at 2:11 pm by

On Wednesday, Princess Haya of Jordan, wife of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed, inaugurated the Medcare Women & Children Hospital. The new hospital is dedicated to women and children and it is the first tertiary hospital in the United Arab Emirates to be 90% staffed by women. She visited the paediatric department and their patients. Princess Haya opens Medcare women and children hospital https://t.co/Je5KqYkNip #MedcareDubai pic.twitter.com/QTJal38Ewr — The Gulf Today (@thegulftoday) … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed And Princess Haya Enjoy Day Out With Their Children

  September 9, 2016 at 1:17 pm by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed, Dubai Ruler and his wife Princess Haya bint Hussein enjoyed a day out with their two children, Sheikha Al Jalila and Sheikkh Zayed. The family spent a few hours at the IMG Worlds of Adventure in Dubai. It’s the worlds largest indoor amusement park. Sheikh Mohammed shared the photos of the visit on his instagram page مع العائلة في "آي إم جي" في دبي..أكبر وجهة ترفيهية … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Sydney 2000

  August 4, 2016 at 8:00 am by

The first Olympics of the new millennium were held in Sydney, Australia and several royals made the trek “Down Under” for the event (one even managed to find a wife – while another’s was in the pool!). Vamos!: Prince Felipe cheers on Spain’s men’s handball team during a match against Sweden. Also present are Queen Sofia, a pregnant Infanta Cristina and her eldest son Juan (starring wide-eyed at his uncle’s antics) … Continue reading

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Royals Offer Condolences To France Following Terrorist Attack in Nice

  July 16, 2016 at 7:38 am by

After the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night – as the country was full of joy celebrating Bastille Day – heads of state have offered their condolences to French President François Hollande and the victims and families of the 84 people killed in the attack. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sent a message on behalf of herself and Prince Philip, offering “most sincere condolences to you, the families of … Continue reading

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Ladies Day at Royal Ascot

  June 16, 2016 at 3:59 pm by

It was Ladies Day at Royal Ascot today, which was attended by various members of the royal family. Those in attendance were the Queen, Prince Philip, the Duke of York, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Princess Royal, the Countess of Wessex, Princess Alexandra, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Lord Frederick Windsor, Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark, Prince El Hassan and Princess Sarvath al-Hassan of Jordan, Sheikh Mohammed bin … Continue reading

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Twos A Charm! Kate and Mary Make Their Ascot Debuts

  June 15, 2016 at 6:40 pm by

We were treated to a right royal show at Ascot today with the debut appearance of not only the Duchess of Cambridge but also Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. As guests – we believe – of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, who have known the couple for over 10 years, Mary and her husband Crown Prince Frederik enjoyed a seat in the second carriage and dinner at Windsor castle with The … Continue reading

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Black And White For Princess Haya As She Attends Investec Derby Festival

  June 4, 2016 at 7:55 pm by

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein attend Derby Day during the Investec Derby Festival, celebrating The Queen’s 90th Birthday, at Epsom Downs Racecourse today alongside her husband, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Princess Haya choose a white collarless dress coat for the event. She matched it with black pumps, a black and white clutch and black hat with white flowers. Her hair was pulled into a soft up-do. The look … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya The Open Arab Media Forum

  May 10, 2016 at 12:19 pm by

The Arab Media Forum (AMF) themed “Media for Good” was opened today by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Attending the event was Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City who gave the keynote speech. Dressed in white and red, Princess Haya said “amidst the political and social disturbances, the … Continue reading

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Arab Royals Attend the Conclusion of Raad Al-Shamal

  March 11, 2016 at 12:19 pm by

Many royals and leaders from the Arab and Islamic countries gathered Friday in Saudi Arabia along with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, and participated in the closing ceremony of the military exercise “Raad Al-Shamal” (North Thunder). The ceremony which was organized by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia took place at the King Khalid Military City in Hafr Al-Batin area. … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Speaks At The Global Women’s Forum In Dubai

  February 23, 2016 at 11:30 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan delivered the opening speech at the Global Women’s Forum opening ceremony which took place in Dubai on Tuesday. During her address to the Forum’s audience, The Queen urged the leaders to break inherited molds that have been imposed on women and pursue innovation in improving their standing. She added “When a woman succeeds, she reaches out to those around her and pulls them up with … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Awarded Local Sports Personality Award

  January 14, 2016 at 2:31 pm by

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, was honoured with the ‘Local Sports Personality’ award today. Princess Haya received a standing ovation as she accepted the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards from Sheikh Mohammad. HRH Received the award in her recognition of her contribution to equestrian sport. Princess … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Attends The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters Golf Tournament

  December 12, 2015 at 1:14 pm by

Princess Haya bint Hussein attended the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters golf tournament which is held under her patronage in Dubai this afternoon. Dressed in a green traditional Jordanian caftan match with gold earrings, Princess Haya watched the tournament and handed out the trophies. Embed from Getty Images

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Princess Haya Opens A School In Dubai

  November 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm by

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein inaugurated the the Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD). Upon arrival, Princess Haya cut the ribbon in front of the Swiss Ambassador to the UAE and a few staff members. After the cutting ceremony, Princess Haya toured the school and was briefed about the facilities and what they offer. During the tour, HRH visited classrooms of different stages, the school playground and sports facilities. The … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Participates in the “Unity in Diversity” Convention

  November 6, 2015 at 8:27 am by

Princess Haya of Jordan, the wife of the UAE’s Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, participated in the “Unity in Diversity” peace convention in Florence yesterday. She was invited together with the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Yemeni journalist Tawakkol Karman, to inaugurate the 2015 meeting. The Princess, who is a UN Ambassador of Peace, defended the important role of the mayors in cities and praised the labor … Continue reading

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Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Dies of Heart Attack

  September 19, 2015 at 9:52 pm by

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the eldest son of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed with his first wife, Sheikha Hind, has died of a heart attack, the Dubai Media Office announced today. The 33-year-old Sheikh, who owned the famous Zabeel Stables, died Saturday morning the announcement said. Funeral prayers were held after sunset at the Zabeel Mosque, before the Sheikh was laid to rest at the Umm Hurair cemetery. Writing … Continue reading

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Dubai’s Sheikh Majid Welcomes Twin Son and Daughter

  July 15, 2015 at 5:01 pm by

Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, son of the ruler of Dubai, and his wife, Sheikha Hessa Beljafla, have welcomed a son and a daughter, his Instagram account confirmed today. Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikha Dubai were born on July 15. A photo was posted by the Sheikh on his Instagram of him holding both newborns, with the caption calling them the “apple of our eyes” and a prayer asking … Continue reading

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