The Last Day in Malaysia

  March 10, 2010 at 8:38 am by

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The final day of the 3-day official visit to Malaysia started with the visit to an exhibition on Norwegian architecture in Kuala Lumpur. The exhibition was officially opened by Crown Princess Mette-Marit and deals with the relationship between nature and architecture. After Mette-Marit’s opening speech she and the Crown Prince met many of the more than 150 Norwegians who also attended the opening. Prince Haakon also attended a seminar on … Continue reading

Joachim & Marie Visit Mexico to Launch “Wild Swans” Exhibition

  March 10, 2010 at 3:18 am by

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Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark have paid an official visit to the United Mexican States, between March 3rd and 6th. Arriving in Mexico City, a press conference at the location of the exhibition – Museo Franz Mayer – was the first stop for the visitors. Prince Joachim was joined by the director and producer of “The Wild Swans”, Jacob Jorgensen, for the press conference. Joachim and Marie also … Continue reading

Official Visit to Malaysia – Day 2

  March 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm by

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During the second day during Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s visit to Malaysia the events were focused on trade and industry. The day began with the fomal opening of a seminar on collaboration in trade and industry. The Crown Prince pointed out the good cooperation between Norway and Malaysia on petroleum-related activities during his opening speech. After the seminar the Crown Prince visited Petronas, the national petroleum company … Continue reading

President Zuma’s Visit to the UK

  March 8, 2010 at 10:57 pm by

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South African President Jacob Zuma has just undertaken a state visit to the United Kingdom, upon the invitation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. He and his wife, Mrs Thobeka Madiba Zuma, arrived on March 2nd. The following day, March 3rd, the ceremonial welcome took place on Horse Guards Parade. Queen Elizabeth and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh welcomed the South African President and First Lady, accompanied by TRH the Prince … Continue reading

Parker-Bowles Clan Welcomes Another Baby

  March 8, 2010 at 9:30 pm by

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The Parker-Bowleses have welcomed another baby into their clan – the Duchess of Cornwall’s son, Tom, and his wife Sara announced the birth of their second child recently. The newborn, a baby boy, was born on February 28th and named Freddy. He joins big sister Lola, born in October 2007. Freddy is the third grandson of the Duchess, whose daughter Laura welcomed twin boys in late December.

King Mohammed VI message to the first Morocco-EU summit

  March 8, 2010 at 9:21 pm by

King Mohammed VI of Morocco

King Mohammed VI has sent a message to the EU-Morocco Summit in which he reaffirms his country’s pro-European commitment and advocates moving towards “an exceptional association”. The sovereign is pleased about the advanced Statute agreed on with the EU but says that it is necessary to move towards an exceptional association “of legal, institutional and contractual scope.” “That prototype for increasing closeness between the two parties would further be positively … Continue reading

Official Visit to Malaysia – Day 1

  March 8, 2010 at 1:15 pm by

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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are on an official visit to Malaysia from March 8th to 10th. The Crown Princely couple is accompanied by about 130 representatives of Norwegian trade and industry. Many engagements during the vist will take place in Kuala Lumpur – the capital of Malaysia. The Norwegian crown princely couple arrived on March 8th and was welcomed during an official greeting ceremony outside the Perdana … Continue reading

Princess Alexandra of Hanover might be Monaco’s next Olympian

  March 6, 2010 at 1:07 am by

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On Sunday, January 17, Princess Alexandra of Hanover accompanied her family to Monaco’s Circus Festival. After the show, instead of going home to play with cousin Camille, she committed herself to practice for the Principality’s upcoming figure skating championship, scheduled for five weeks later. Therefore, she put on her ice skates for a not-quite private session. Unfortunately, the rink at the Rainier III Nautical Stadium (“Stade Nautique”) isn’t covered. The … Continue reading

Letizia: One Day in Berlin to Support Research on Rare Diseases

  March 2, 2010 at 7:00 am by

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The news today should be that the Princess of Asturias attended as guest of honour, upon invitation of Eva Luise Koehler First Lady of Germany, the presentation ceremony of the third edition of the Prize Eve Louise Köhler of Research on Rare Diseases, an issue (rare diseases) which the Princess is quite involved in. But it isn’t. The great news is that Letizia is for the first time travelling alone; … Continue reading

Royals Say Goodbye to Vancouver

  March 2, 2010 at 2:13 am by

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The Vancouver Winter Olympic Games have finished, and the royals have all headed back home to continue with their yearly engagements. Here’s how they spent their final week in Vancouver: The Dutch Royals On February 20th, the Crown Princely Family was back at the Richmond Olympic Oval for more speed skating, and more Dutch gold. Mark Tuitert came in first place in the Men’s 1500m Speed Skating, while Willem-Alexander, Máxima … Continue reading

Queen Rania in Egypt

  March 2, 2010 at 12:07 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah has delivered a speech/lecture at the American University in Cairo (AUC). The speech was to encourage people to look beyond themselves and find inspiration in the principles of civic engagement to work towards the good of their communities and transform the future of the Middle East. “Often, social progress doesn’t come from governments looking down, directing change. It comes from communities, families and individuals … Continue reading

Princess Sabika Opens Bahrain International Garden Show

  March 1, 2010 at 9:16 pm by

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Princess Sabika al Khalifa, the wife of HM King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa of Bahrain, attended the opening ceremony of the Bahrain International Gardens Show 2010 (BIGS) on Thursday February 25th. The event took place at the Bahrain International Exhibition Center. Princess Sabika, who is the Honorary President of BIGS was welcomed by Shaikha Maram bint Isa Al Khalifa, head of the BIGS Supreme Organising Committee. Shaikha Maram thanked … Continue reading

Count Ingolf & Countess Sussie Celebrate Milestone Birthdays

  March 1, 2010 at 4:25 am by

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Danish Count Ingolf and Countess Sussie of Rosenborg recently celebrated two milestone birthdays – their respective 70th and 60th – in a joint party. The “130th” birthday party was held at the Munkebjerg Hotel in Vejle, and amongst the guests were Ingolf’s elder sister Princess Elisabeth and younger brother Count Christian. Count Christian’s wife Anne-Dorthe was also present, as well as the couple’s daughter Countess Feodora. Countess Sussie spoke with … Continue reading

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s Rotana to Sell Stake to News Corp

  February 27, 2010 at 3:51 am by

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud

News Corp has agreed to buy a 9.09% stake in Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s Rotana television and media empire for $70m (£45m), marking its first major investment in the Middle East. Rotana, which hosts News Corp’s Fox channels in Saudi Arabia, owns the rights to more than 2,000 Arabic movies and the world’s largest Arabic language music library. News Corp has the option to increase its holding to … Continue reading

Queen Rania and Prince Talal Inaugurate AOU New Building

  February 26, 2010 at 7:41 am by

Queen Rania and Prince Talal inaugurate AOU new building

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud inaugurated the new building of the Arab Open University (AOU) on Wednesday in Tareq area in Amman. Queen Rania, co-chair of AOU’s board of trustees, along with Prince Talal, unveiled the plaque next to the new building which has been equipped with the latest technologies. During the ceremony, a short video about the University was shown … Continue reading

Infanta Cristina opens Spanish Exhibition in Washington

  February 25, 2010 at 11:50 pm by

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Yesterday Infanta Cristina of Spain officially opened the exhibition “The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture, 1600-1700″ at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. The exhibition is presented on the occasion of the Spanish Presidency of the European Union and it’s organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the London National Gallery, with the support of the Spanish Minitery of Culture and the USA-Spain Foundation. … Continue reading

Saudi Prince in Court Charged with Murder

  February 25, 2010 at 7:53 am by

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HRH Prince Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Nasir Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been charged with murdering his aide at the five-star Landmark Hotel in London, Scotland Yard has said. The 33-year-old prince is accused of killing Saudi citizen Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz last week. The prince had been in London for a four-week sightseeing trip. A bail application was adjourned for the prince to give the defence team more time to … Continue reading

Yemeni President Visits Saudi Arabia & Bahrain

  February 24, 2010 at 10:59 pm by

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President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen arrived Tuesday, February 23rd in the Bahraini capital, Manama, on a two-day state visit. He was received by HM King Hamad Al Khalifa, Prime Minister Prince Salman Al Khalifa, Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and a number of Bahraini ministers and officials at the airport. Then, the two leaders held a talk session dedicated to discussing means of reinforcing the two … Continue reading

Queen launches Youth: Work Jordan (YWJ)

  February 24, 2010 at 10:47 pm by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania attended the launch of the Youth: Work Jordan (YWJ) programme, which is an initiative to support the long-term development of young Jordanians. Launched under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania, the program is a community-based initiative which is aimed at improving livelihoods and bridging the gap with the labour market by providing life, technical and entrepreneurial skills to young Jordanians. Queen Rania and about 300 … Continue reading

How the Royals Spent the First Week of Vancouver 2010

  February 23, 2010 at 4:45 am by

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A number of royals are currently in Vancouver, Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Those who are members of the International Olympic Committee had already been out and about in Vancouver before the Games started. Here is how they all spent the first week of the Games. Friday February 12th – Opening Ceremony Royals are a regular fixture at opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games, beginning their support of … Continue reading

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