Prince William Says Farewell to Australia

  January 22, 2010 at 9:12 pm by

Prince William Kiss

Prince William said coming to Australia was a “realization of a dream.” Judging from his three days spent Down Under, it appears it certainly was for the 27 year-old Prince. On Wednesday, he enjoyed a hip-hop performance at a teen center, shot guns on a military firing range, and had another barbecue this time with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. He joked with the Prime Minister of getting a second-home … Continue reading

Ingrid Alexandra’s 6th Birthday

  January 21, 2010 at 8:44 am by

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Today, on January 21st 2010, Norway’s little Princess Ingrid Alexandra turns 6 years old. The Royal court published pictures of the birthday girl, like they do every year. The pictures show official portraits of Ingrid Alexandra as well as pictures of her posing on skis. All photos were taken by photographer Jo Michael at Skaugum in Asker. An employee of the Norwegian Royal Court’s Information Department told the press that … Continue reading

King and Queen Receive Bodies of Jordanian UN Peacekeepers

  January 21, 2010 at 5:56 am by

King and Queen of Jordan Receive Bodies of Jordanian Peacekeepers

Bodies of three Jordanian UN Peacekeepers who died last week in Haiti’s earthquake arrived in Amman on Tuesday. King Abdullah II and Queen Rania were present during the official ceremony that took place at Queen Alia Airport in the Jordanian capital. After the funeral, with military honours, Their Majesties met with the families of the officers and offered their condolences to the victims’ families. Also attending the ceremony HRH Prince … Continue reading

Spanish millionaire leaves fortune to Felipe and Letizia

  January 20, 2010 at 9:42 am by

The Prince and Princess of Asturias

We could say that the Prince and Princess of Asturias are quite fortunate. Not only because they are royals (which sometimes can be an advantage), and because they love their work and their family, but also because they are quite wealthy. Now, that wealth might get even greater as a Spanish tycoon, Juan Ignacio Balada Llabrés, who died last year, left his fortune which is valued in almost 30 million … Continue reading

Triple Treat for the Gloucesters – Three Babies on the Way

  January 20, 2010 at 7:30 am by

Coat of Arms of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester

It’s going to be a baby-ful year for the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester this year, with all three of their children expecting babies. Richard and Birgitte’s 35-year-old son Alexander, the Earl of Ulster, and his wife Claire are expecting their second child. Son Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden was born in March 2007. Eldest daughter Lady Davina Lewis, 32, and her husband Gary are expecting their first child, they wed … Continue reading

Prince Frederik in Saudi Arabia & Qatar

  January 19, 2010 at 8:03 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark

HRH Crown Prince Frederik arrived in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh on Friday night, and spent the following day, January 16th, visiting trade and industry ministers before having meetings with various Saudi royals in the afternoon. They included HM King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, HRH Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, HRH Prince Naif (Interior Minister) and HRH Prince Saud (Foreign Affairs Minister). An official dinner for local representatives and the … Continue reading

Prince William Leaves New Zealand, Goes to Australia

  January 19, 2010 at 7:19 pm by

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Britain’s Prince William enjoyed the remainder of his New Zealand trip these last few days, before heading west to Australia on Tuesday as he continued his tour of the Oceania region. He attracted enthusiastic crowds while in the Kiwi nation, met with Maoris, and opened the country’s new Supreme Court building in Wellington. Upon arriving in New Zealand’s capital to open the building, William was greeted by an eight foot … Continue reading

Prince William in New Zealand – Day One

  January 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm by

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To describe Prince William’s first 24 hours in New Zealand as eventful is an understatement. The British royal’s day was full of engagements, ranging from sports to Maori traditions. First, the Prince took a tour of a construction site for Eden Park, a national rugby stadium to be opened in 2011. It will also be the location of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. William met with the members of the … Continue reading

Hamad & Mozah inaugurated “Musheireb – Heart of Doha”

  January 17, 2010 at 3:58 am by

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HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and his wife Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned, Chairperson of DOHALAND, officially launched the Heart of Doha project. The Heart of Doha project is a housing and building project which will be completed in 2016. The concept of the project is traditional Arabian architecture. During the opening, Sheikha Mozah said, “Our past clearly reflected that communities in Qatar have always been … Continue reading

Prince William Begins Tour of New Zealand

  January 16, 2010 at 11:09 pm by

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Prince William began his two-day official visit to New Zealand Sunday morning local time. With little fanfare, he was greeted by Prime Minister John Key and Governor-General Anand Satyanand at the Auckland International Airport. New Zealand is the first stop on the Prince’s five day tour of the Oceania area. An Australian visit is set for Tuesday. This tour is meant to give the second-in-line to the British throne a … Continue reading

Prince William Receives RAF Wings, as Kate Looks On

  January 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm by

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Britain’s Prince William received his RAF wings today, with those closest to him cheering him on. William recently completed a year long course in becoming a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot, something that has been a dream of his for while. The Prince and brought his father, Prince Charles, and stepmother Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, to the ceremony. Also there was William’s longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton and her family. Cameras caught the … Continue reading

Countess of Frederiksborg’s Father Passes Away

  January 13, 2010 at 8:28 pm by

Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg's monogram

Richard Manley, the 85-year-old father of HE the Countess of Frederiksborg, passed away earlier this week in a Vienna hospital. A statement released by the Countess stated that she, her two sisters and her mother Christa were by Mr Manley’s bedside when he passed, following a short illness. A funeral will take place in private on an undisclosed date. The Manleys moved to Mrs Manley’s hometown of Vienna, Austria in … Continue reading

Plans for 2010

  January 13, 2010 at 8:31 am by

Norwegian Coat of Arms

2010 is going to be a busy year for the Norwegian Royal Family. At the beginning of the year some of the upcoming events for the Royals have been named by a Norwegian newspaper. In March 2010 Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit will pay an official visit to Malaysia. In April Queen Margrethe II of Denmark will celebrate her 70th Birthday and the Norwegian Royals are evident on … Continue reading

First Award Named Princess of Asturias

  January 13, 2010 at 4:49 am by

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The Spanish National Council for Sports, who annually organise the National Sports Awards, announced today that this year’s edition will have a new addition, the Princess of Asturias Prize, which will be awarded to the most outstanding sportsmen or sportswoman with less than 18 years of age of the past year. The Award’s principal intention is to reward the more outstanding Spanish sportsman, sportswoman, associations and sports institutions of the … Continue reading

Sweden passes the EU Presidency to Spain

  January 13, 2010 at 4:35 am by

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On January 8, Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias, attended the gala of the official handing over of the presidency of the European Union’s council from Sweden to Spain, which will be held for the next six months. The Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt, the Spanish Minister for Culture, Ángeles … Continue reading

Middle East Gala in Austria

  January 13, 2010 at 4:30 am by

Queen Beatrix and Prince El Hassan

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan attended the Middle East Gala on Sunday evening at Vienna’s City Hall. The gala is dedicated to the Trilateral Centre for European Studies, a cooperative by private Israeli university Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Palestinian Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem and the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) in Amman. The Centre offers Palestinian, … Continue reading

Prince William’s Visit to Lincolnshire

  January 11, 2010 at 3:45 pm by

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Monday was a busy day for Prince William. He was in Lincolnshire for a total of three visits – one to a hospital, another to a school, and then finally the Royal Air Force in Coningsby. In the morning, William went to St. Barnabas Hospice with his aunt, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, elder sister to the late Princess Diana and who is the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire. The Prince spent over … Continue reading

Princess Haya in Kenya

  January 10, 2010 at 5:24 am by

Princess Haya in Kenya

HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein made a short trip to Kenya on January 8, 2010 in her role as a UN Messenger of Peace. The purpose of the visit was to encourage a local and global response to catastrophic food shortages. “As many as 20 million people in the region around the Horn of Africa are suffering from food shortages that have been exacerbated by the prolonged drought. One in … Continue reading

Fashion at the Danish New Years Courts

  January 9, 2010 at 7:11 am by

Queen Margrethe II at the 2010 New Year's Court

1st January 2010 – New Year Court banquet at Amalienborg Palace Queen Margrethe The Queen wore a fuschia gown with petal details on the hem. image The dress was actually a re-work of the overcoat she wore to Crown Prince Frederik’s wedding in May 2004. Worn with the gown was a diamond and pearl tiara. image Crown Princess Mary Mary wore a new dress by the Danish designer Jesper Hovring. … Continue reading

King and Queen of Jordan send wishes for 2010

  January 9, 2010 at 5:10 am by

The King and Queen's 2009 Holiday Card

As they do each year, King Abdullah and Queen Rania have sent a card to greet the New Year. This year they pose with their four children: Prince Hussein (15 years), Princess Iman (13 years), Princess Salma (9 years) and Prince Hashem (4 years). Also other members of Jordanian royal family sent their cards during these days. Princess Basma, the sister of late King Hussein, choose two pictures taken in … Continue reading

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