Morocco Royals visit the Founder of the Alawite Dynasty’s Tomb

  November 16, 2009 at 12:09 am by

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King Mohammed VI, accompanied by his son, Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, and his brother, Prince Moulay Rachid, visited on Friday in Rissani (Errachidia province) the Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum and spent some time in silent contemplation at the tomb of the founder of the Alawite dynasty. The Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif is one of the most beautiful historic monuments of the region Tafilalet. The shrine includes besides the … Continue reading

Princess Marie to become UNESCO Patron

  November 15, 2009 at 9:10 am by

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It has been announced that Prince Joachim’s wife, Princess Marie, will take upon the role of Patron of the Danish National Commission for UNESCO. The official ceremony will take place on Tuesday 17th November in the Fencing Hall in the Ministry of Education. Princess Marie, who will be making an official visit to Hong Kong with Prince Joachim on the 21st, has already been involved with UNESCO, recently opening an … Continue reading

Haakon visits Botswana

  November 15, 2009 at 9:05 am by

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Crown Prince Haakon visited Botswana from November 11th to 13th, in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP. The Prince met Vice President Mompati Merafhe with whom he discussed key topics related to development cooperation effort. Afterwards he met the Minister for Foreign Affairs Phandu Skelemani and the permanent secretaries of the Ministries of Environment, Wildlife & Tourism, as well as local UN representatives. On Thursday Prince Haakon paid a … Continue reading

President Obama visits Japan, meets with Emperor Akihito

  November 14, 2009 at 6:17 pm by

The President of the United States, Barack Obama

Barack Obama concluded his two-day visit to Japan – the first country he visited on his nine-day Asian tour. Speaking in front 1,500 people in Tokyo Concert Hall, Obama promised an “unshakable” commitment to Asian security and re-affirmed the alliance between Japan and the United States. During his speech, Barack Obama touched some lighter topics as well; he shared with the audiences his memories of a childhood visit to Japan … Continue reading

Jordan Commemorates King Hussein’s Birthday

  November 14, 2009 at 4:37 am by

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Today, Jordan marks the 74th anniversary of the birth of the late King Hussein. King Hussein bin Talal was born on November 14, 1935 at the Al-Qasr Al-Sagheer Palace in Amman to Prince Talal bin Abdullah and Princess Zein Al-Sharaf bint Jamil. After completing his elementary education in Amman, King Hussein attended Victoria College in Alexandria (Egypt),and Harrow School and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, both in England. When he … Continue reading

Sheikh Mohammed attends UAE-Manchester Friendly Match

  November 13, 2009 at 7:41 pm by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed

H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended a friendly match between the UAE National Soccer team and Manchester City of England at the Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, UAE. ”We will draw lessons from this match so as to represent the UAE honourably,” Sheikh Mohammed said. The UAE won the match 1-0. The … Continue reading

Women of the Future Awards 2009

  November 13, 2009 at 7:35 pm by

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Princess Badiya bint El Hassan attended on Thursday the Women of the Future Awards at the Marriott Hotel in London. This year’s winners of the prize were chosen by a panel of judges led by Princess Badiya. During the ceremony received the 2009 Award: Emily Bendell, founder of Blue Bella; Ruth Amos, the 19-year-old inventor; tailor Kathryn Sargent; and the youngest and only female CEO of a City broker, Sam … Continue reading

20th Anniversary of Emperor Akihito’s Accession to the Throne

  November 13, 2009 at 1:45 pm by

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Tens of thousands of well-wishers lined the streets of Tokyo on Thursday to mark the 20th anniversary of Emperor Akihito’s accession to the throne. On November 12, 1990 Emperor Akihito performed the Sokuirei (Ceremony of Enthronement), which marked the official beginning of his reign. Parades, concerts and speeches by politicians, dignitaries, businessmen, leading athletes and actors marked the colourful festivities that lasted most of the day. The celebrations started with … Continue reading

20th Anniversary of the Death of Fürst Franz Josef II

  November 13, 2009 at 1:38 pm by

Fürst Franz Josef II von und zu Liechtenstein

Fürst Franz Josef II von und zu Liechtenstein died 20 years ago, on 13 November 1989; he has been the Head of State of the small Principality for 51 years, from 1938 to 1989, leading it during its evolution from a poor agricultural Country to one of the richest Nations in the World. Prince Franz Josef was born in Schloss Frauenthal, Austria, on 16 August 1906, the eldest of the … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia support Spanish enterprises in India

  November 12, 2009 at 7:55 pm by

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The Prince and the Princess of Asturias, on Monday, began a two day visit to India in order to attend the opening of the new Instituto Cervantes and to support the presence of Spanish enterprises in India. On Tuesday Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia began their official engagements with a meeting with Spanish businessmen participants in the business conference Spain-India. Prior the conference, the Prince and Princess had a brief … Continue reading

Queen Silvia in Germany Again

  November 12, 2009 at 11:12 am by

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia with the Mayor of Hamburg

On November 10th Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf , his wife Silvia and Hamburg’s Mayor Ole von Beust were seen during a gala in Hamburg. Sweden’s Royal couple visited Germany to mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Swedish chamber of commerce in Germany. A video can be seen here (in German). One day later, on November 11th, Queen Silvia attended a congress of her “World Childhood Foundation” … Continue reading

Vote in the October 2009 Picture of the Month Polls!

  November 11, 2009 at 4:38 pm by

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Please vote in the October 2009 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases the funny faces of Royals. The polls will remain open until 2 December 2009.

September 2009 Picture of the Month Winners!

  November 11, 2009 at 4:36 pm by

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Announcing the winners of the September 2009 Picture of the Month Polls: September 2009 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Picture D – The Netherlands Second Place: Picture A – Sweden Third Place: Picture F- Britain September 2009 Informal Poll- Royal Vacations: First Place: Picture B- Spain Second Place: Picture E- The Netherlands Third Place: Picture H- Norway Congratulations to the Dutch and Spanish teams, and don’t forget … Continue reading

The Serbian Royal Family Joins Forces for a Good Cause

  November 11, 2009 at 2:12 pm by

The Serbian Royal Family

Crown Prince Alexander, Crown Princess Katherine, Hereditary Prince Peter, Prince Philip and Prince Alexander of Serbia attended a charity banquet at the ‘Place de la Musique’ in Chicago. Also present were Crown Princess Katherine’s grandchildren, Amanda and Stephanie. The brunch, organized by Lifeline Organization, is part of the Breast Cancer Campaign. The cause is important for the Crown Princess: The Crown Princess Katherine Foundation is actively supporting breast cancer awareness … Continue reading

King Albert II Leads the Armistice Day Ceremony

  November 11, 2009 at 11:31 am by

King Albert greets veterans at the Armistice Day celebrations in 2009

King Albert II led the Royal Family and Government officials in solemn commemoration ceremonies in Brussels today. The King, Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy and Belgian veterans placed wreaths at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Thousands turned out to pay their respects to the fallen heroes. At exactly 11:00, people paused for two minutes silence to mark the 91st anniversary of the end of The Great War. His Majesty … Continue reading

Reza Pahlavi gives interview to Telegraph

  November 11, 2009 at 2:08 am by

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Last week Prince Reza Pahlavi, Iran’s former Crown Prince, gave an interview to British newspaper The Daily Telegraph. Reza Pahlavi backed a campaign of “civil disobedience and non-violence” to change the Iran’s government. He called on Western support and said to the journalist, Simon Heffer, that “he can’t sit and say nothing as Iran suffers.” To read the full interview click here.

Princess Lalla Hasna attends the ’2009 Clean Beaches’ Trophy Awards Ceremony

  November 11, 2009 at 2:06 am by

Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco

Princess Lalla Hasna, sister of King Mohammed VI and Chairwoman of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, presided on Sunday over the ’2009 Clean Beaches’ Trophy Awards Ceremony. During this ceremony,which marks the 10th anniversary of “Clean Beaches” programme, Princess Lalla Hasnaa read a message addressed by HM King Mohammed VI, in which the Sovereign praised the work carried out by the Foundation. On the same … Continue reading

CP Family attends Football Cup Finale

  November 10, 2009 at 5:17 pm by

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On November 8th Crown Prince Haakon, Princess Mette-Marit and their children Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus attended the Norwegian Football Cup Final at Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo, cheering. After the game the little heir to the throne Ingrid Alexandra helped her mom and the team president Sondre Kåfjord to hand out trophies to the football heroes. The 5-year-old Princess smiled and shook the players’ hands. She showed that … Continue reading

A Dream in Sari and Jewels

  November 10, 2009 at 12:31 am by

Maharani Gayatri Dev

Indian princess Gayatri Devi could have just relaxed in her life of luxury. Instead she won three elections, ran a stud farm and started schools for girls. She was also a campaigner for democracy and women’s rights. The princess died aged 90 on July 29 this year. Raised in an opulent palace with 500 servants, she spent holidays in London and Europe. There her family mixed with the British Royal … Continue reading

King Abdullah’s Interview in London

  November 9, 2009 at 7:41 pm by

King Abdullah II of Jordan

His Majesty King Abdullah II was interviewed by the London-based Al Hayat Newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief, Ghassan Charbel, on Monday where the King talks about peace, the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian state. The interview is being published in two parts. The first part was published today and the second will be published tomorrow. To read the full interview click here.

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