Mette-Marit attended the AIDS Conference in Vienna

  July 20, 2010 at 5:20 am by

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit was in Austria to attend the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna. About 20,000 delegates from all over the world are participating in the conference. Mette-Marit is a UNAIDS Special Representative since 2006 and her work focuses on strengthening youth leadership in the AIDS effort. The conference in Vienna began on July 18th and will last until Friday 23 July. During this time different lectures, seminars, exhibitions … Continue reading

Fight AIDS Monaco

  July 19, 2010 at 12:54 am by

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Prince Albert II, Sovereign of Monaco, turned out with his future wife, Miss Charlene Wittstock, in support of another very important woman in his life, the younger sister he always tried to protect. Princess Stephanie of Monaco presided over a gala for the charity she founded six years ago, Fight AIDS Monaco, in the Room of the Stars at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club. Princess Stephanie freshly bronzed from the sun … Continue reading

It’s in their Blood – the Monegasque Royals & Sport

  July 19, 2010 at 12:49 am by

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Cousin Charlotte rides; Alexandra skates. Uncle Albert was an Olympic bobsledder. Great-Grandpa Kelly was an Olympic rower. Last weekend, Pauline Ducruet of Monaco — erstwhile protege of Franco Knie in the taming of elephants — competed in the 1-and-3-meter diving competitions at the European Junior Swimming and Diving Championships, held in Helsinki, Finland. The event didn’t stand a chance to be in headlines over the weekend, not with Spain and … Continue reading

Peter and Autumn Phillips Expecting First Child

  July 16, 2010 at 2:46 am by

Peter and Autumn Phillips on their wedding day in May 2008

Peter Phillips and his wife, Autumn, are expecting their first child, as was announced by the British Royal Court earlier this week. The baby is due late this year. The couple, both 32, married in May 2008 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. The baby will be the first grandchild of HRH Princess Anne and her first husband, Mark Phillips. This will also be the first great-grandchild of HM the … Continue reading

Emir of Qatar in Yemen

  July 16, 2010 at 2:30 am by

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa

Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani made a one day official visit to Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, where he held talks with President Ali Abdulla Saleh. The two leaders visited the Telal al-Rayan project implemented by the Qatari Diar Company for real estate investment in Sana’a. They reviewed the completed stages of the project which is said to be one of the the most important tourist attractions ever built … Continue reading

Queen Noor Opens Arab Children’s Congress

  July 15, 2010 at 11:11 pm by

Queen Noor at the event

Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein opened on July 12nd, 2010 at the Palace of Culture at Al Hussein Sports City in Amman the International Arab Children’s Congress (IACC) under the theme “Safeguarding our Environment”. During the opening ceremony, Queen Noor was accompanied by Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram and Jordanian actor Musa Hijazeen as guests of honor. The opening ceremony featured a dance performance and music by the Brass Band … Continue reading

Sheikh Mohammed Attends First Meeting of the Federation Authority For Health

  July 6, 2010 at 9:34 pm by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended a portion of the first Meeting of the Federation Authority for Health which was held at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi. The meeting was led by Minister of Health, Hanif Hassan Ali. His Highness emphasized, after the review of the meeting’s agenda, that it was imperative “to provide better medical … Continue reading

Vote in the June 2010 Picture of the Month Polls!

  July 6, 2010 at 9:03 am by

Please vote in the June 2010 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Craziest Royal Outfits. The polls will remain open until 4th of August, 2010.

May 2010 Picture of the Month Winners

  July 6, 2010 at 9:02 am by

Announcing the winners of the May 2010 Picture of the Month Polls: May 2010 Official Picture of the Month: First Place: Picture D – Sweden Second Place: Picture A – The Netherlands Third Place: Picture B – Norway Historical Royal Weddings (May 2010 Informal Poll): First Place: Picture E – Sweden Second Place: Picture B – Norway Third Place: Picture C – The Netherlands Congratulations to all winning teams!

Noor Pahlavi’s Graduation Day

  July 6, 2010 at 4:46 am by

The Pahlavis gather for Noor's (second from right) graduation

In June, the Pahlavi family celebrated Princess Noor’s graduation from high school in Potomac, Maryland. Princess Noor is the eldest daughter of Prince Reza Pahlavi and his wife, Princess Yasmine. On this special occassion, the Princess was accompanied by her parents, her sisters, Princesses Iman and Farah, and her grandmother, Empress Farah. Princess Noor was born on April 3rd, 1992 and is the eldest of Reza and Yasmine’s three children … Continue reading

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Attends the Meeting of Finance and Economic Commission

  July 5, 2010 at 11:57 pm by

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended the 13th Meeting of the Financial and Economic Commission at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi on July 4th. The Meeting was also attended by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, the Chairman of Committee and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahayan … Continue reading

Prince Rashid bin Al Hassan of Jordan Engaged to Zeina Shaban

  July 4, 2010 at 9:38 pm by

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The Royal Hashemite Court announced the engagement of King Abdullah II’s cousin, HRH Prince Rashid bin Al Hassan, to Jordanian gymnast and table tennis player, Miss Zeina Shaban, on July 3rd. The Knot Tie took place at the bride’s parents home in the presence of the groom’s parents, Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath, King Abdullah II, Prince Faisal bin al Hussein and members of the Shaban family. Prince Rashid, the … Continue reading

Mary takes Children to Circus Premiere

  July 3, 2010 at 6:01 am by

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Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella attended the premiere day of Circus Summarum earlier this week. The trio arrived and were greeted by by Chris Minh Doky, a jazz musician who is also the husband of Princess Mary’s lady-in-waiting, Tanja Doky. The circus includes appearances by various Danish children’s performers, including Bamse og Kylling (Teddy Bear and Chicken), Bruno and Lille Nørderne Anders og Katrine (Little Nerds Anders … Continue reading

Colors & Flowers for Haya at Royal Ascot

  July 3, 2010 at 5:21 am by

Collage by TRF Member Her_Majesty

This year at the Royal Ascot races, Princess Haya choose to wear flowery hats to every event she attended with summery colored outfits. On the first day, Princess Haya choose a shaded blue and grey skirt suit, matched with a beige hat that had shaded blue flowers all around see here. On day two, Princess Haya matched her lovely white & red flowered hat with a red skirt suit with … Continue reading

King Albert II Stays Silent in Congo

  July 1, 2010 at 7:07 am by

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On Monday king Albert II and Queen Paola of the Belgians arrived in Kinshasa for a four day visit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the independance of Congo. It was the first time since 1985 that a Belgian monarch visited the former colony. Immediately after the arrival there was a meeting between the king and president Joseph Kabila. The meeting was supposed to last for 15 minutes, but the … Continue reading

Queen Rania launches the Arabic Version of ‘The Sandwich Swap’

  June 30, 2010 at 12:45 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited yesterday the Zaha Cultural Center in Amman, where she launched the Arabic edition of her latest children book The Sandwich Swap. Her Majesty read the book at the center’s library to the children and discussed with them the story’s main aims and values. The Queen also toured the center and newest extension and distributed copies of the book to the ZCC’s children. The … Continue reading

No to Terrorism!

  June 30, 2010 at 12:41 am by

King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain

On June 27th, for the very first time in the Congress of the Deputies, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofí­a presided over a ceremony in remembrance and tribute to the victims of terrorism. The reason of this date? On this same day, in 1960, the terrorist group ETA killed someone for the first time, a 22 month old baby, Begoña Urroz Ibarrola. So, after last March 11th, for the 6th … Continue reading

No Official Announcement, but August 25th in Spetses it is!

  June 28, 2010 at 5:28 am by

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Last December 28th, the following announcement was released by King Constantine: “HM Queen Anne-Marie and I are delighted to announce the engagement of our son Nikolaos to Tatiana Blatnik.” Since that day, royal watchers have been wondering when and where the wedding will take place. This year or next? Greece or London? Recently, after a long period in the dark, King Constantine gave an interview to a foreign newspaper and … Continue reading

Charlene Wittstock & Prince Albert – Why Now?

  June 27, 2010 at 6:33 am by

Prince Albert & Charlene

This month, royal watchers were speculating about the odds of another royal couple’s engagement. Daily Beast editor Tina Brown opened a Pandora’s Box of hopes and doubts relating to a couple of “missing” dates on the Court Circular, that monthly bulletin of scheduled activities for the British royal family. Alas, to the surprise of few, if any, Prince William and Kate Middleton demonstrated (again) that they will not be cornered … Continue reading

Princess Haya Named Patron of World Sport Academy

  June 27, 2010 at 6:32 am by

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The World Academy of Sport (WAoS) has announced the appointment of Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Al Hussein as a Global Patron. Princess Haya’s new role is to ensure the initives reach all parts of the world by the world body and the International Advisory Board. On her patronage, Princess Haya said: “I am delighted to accept the position of Global Patron of the World Academy of Sport and look … Continue reading

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