Abu Dhabi Heir gets First H1N1 Vaccination in Country

  November 8, 2009 at 6:49 pm by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed

General H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, launched a nation wide campaign to combat the swine flu (H1N1) pandemic on Saturday November 7. Sheikh Mohammed said, “The healthy citizen is more capable to contribute in the implementation of the comprehensive development plans and in shaping the better tomorrow for our country.” The campaign is to … Continue reading

Grand-Ducal Audience with Dr. Bertrand Piccard

  November 8, 2009 at 2:45 pm by

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Grand Duke Henri received in audience Dr Bertrand Piccard, a psychiatrist, balloonist, lecturer, UN Goodwill Ambassador and the President of the charity ‘Wings of Hope’, which fights against childhood disease noma, in the Grand-Ducal Palace yesterday. Originally from Lausanne in Switzerland, Dr. Piccard is visiting Luxembourg to attend the conference ‘Innovation for Sustainable Performance’. For more information, please see this thread.

Prince Henrik’s First Christmas

  November 8, 2009 at 2:32 pm by

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Prince Joachim and Princess Marie’s little son Henrik’s first Christmas is approaching, and the parents have already begun the planning. Prince Joachim told reporters that it would be a good guess to say that they will spend it at Marselisborg Castle. However, Princes Nikolai and Felix will unfortunately not be able to there, as they spent their last Christmas with their father, and therefore, as per their usual arrangement, will … Continue reading

FRI: Help for Former Inmates

  November 8, 2009 at 6:13 am by

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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the after-care project FRI in Drammen. FRI is a project that helps former inmates to return to society by offering networking, residential and work training. Representatives go into prison and start motivating people. Inmates who are associated with FRI get a supervisor. Housing, job training, community and networks are offered to them. The project is run by the Church City Mission and … Continue reading

Queen Noor attends Common Ground Awards

  November 7, 2009 at 8:34 pm by

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On October 29th, 2009 Queen Noor of Jordan attended the Common Ground Awards at the Canadian Embassy, in Washington DC (USA). The ceremony started with a reception where guests could enjoy listening sounds of gypsy jazz. After Susan Collin Marks, co-founder of Search for Common Ground, and Queen Noor, chair of the King Hussein Foundation, presented the 2009 Common Ground Awards to CeaseFire, Luma Mufleh and the Fugees Family, Karen … Continue reading

Royal Palace of Laeken in Top 3 Ugliest Buildings

  November 7, 2009 at 8:01 pm by

Palace of Laeken

The Royal Palace of Laeken was nominated third in a list of ugliest buildings of Belgium. Groep Jan Stallaert, a building/demolishing company, organised the contest in which people could nominate the ugliest buildings in Belgium. The group would then offer to demolish the winner for free. The Royal Palace of Laeken came out third in the list. However, the first two nominees are suspected of cheating, so it is still … Continue reading

Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Day Five

  November 7, 2009 at 7:24 pm by

Queen Margrethe and Princess Mary at Maersk

The Danish State Visit to Vietnam ended on Friday,with the royal men once again attending business forums in the morning at the Sheraton Hotel. TRH Prince Henrik and Crown Prince Frederik once again viewed business stands and attended environmental seminars throughout the morning; while their wives, HM Queen Margrethe II and HRH Crown Princess Mary, paid a visit to the Phasion-Viedam Moulding factory where they were given a tour around … Continue reading

Lalla Salma Participates in Medicines For Low-Income Patients Program

  November 7, 2009 at 7:06 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco

Last Wednesday, Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco served as the chairperson for the first event of the “Medicines for Low-Income Patients Program” in Casablanca. The Princess devotes a lot of time and energy to supporting cancer research. She also serves as the head of the Anti-Cancer Association of Morocco (ASLC). According to an article from Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse, the program provides medical check-ups, chemotherapy, and other medicines to people … Continue reading

Royals attend F1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi

  November 6, 2009 at 11:21 pm by

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Circuit

His Higness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan President of the UAE, rulers of the Emirtaes, the King of Spain Juan Carlos, Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf, the Crown Prince of Bahrain Sheikh Salman Al Khalifa and other Sheikhs all met at the the Yas Circuit on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi to watch the Formula One Grand Prix. The winners of the race were awarded trophies by Sheikh Hazza bin … Continue reading

Rania Inspects Two School

  November 6, 2009 at 2:43 pm by

Queen Rania of Jordan

Five months ago Her Majesty Queen Rania visited two schools in Jerash Governorate that were suffering from serious infrastructure problems such as broken windows, crumbling walls, peeling paintwork, unpaved terrain, inadequate sanitary facilities and poor lighting. Her visit to the same two schools on Wednesday 4 November 2009 was to check on the completed renovation work. Queen Rania saw noticeable changes for the better. Queen Rania visited classrooms that were … Continue reading

King Mohammed VI met Hilary Clinton

  November 6, 2009 at 3:43 am by

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King Mohammed VI, accompanied by his brother Prince Moulay Rachid, received on Monday in the southern city of Ouarzazate the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. During this audience the King hailed the traditional strategic partnership between the two friendly countries strengthened since the mid-nineties and marked in particular by a regular diversified political dialogue structured economic ties and reinforced cooperation to promote regional peace and security. The Monarch also … Continue reading

Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Day Four

  November 5, 2009 at 9:16 pm by

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The dreary weather in Vietnam today created some issues for the Danish royals on the fourth day of their state visit. The morning’s planned sailing trip from the Thien Mu Pagoda was cancelled as the water levels in the river had risen two meters. The royals also had to alter their transportation to the area. HM Queen Margrethe and HRH Prince Henrik had to double back and have their plane … Continue reading

Abdullah II Meets President Nazarbayev

  November 5, 2009 at 6:29 pm by

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Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev arrived in Amman on Tuesday for two-day official visit to Jordan upon the invitation of His Majesty King Abdullah II. Nazarbayev was welcomed by King Abdullah at Royal Offices at the King Hussein Bin Talal Mosque in Amman. At the meeting the two leaders discussed about ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries. They also touched on efforts to relaunch peace talks between Palestinians and … Continue reading

Madeleine and Benedikte attend Horse Show

  November 5, 2009 at 2:13 pm by

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Princess Benedike of Denmark attended the International Horse show at Flyinge in Southern Sweden on Wednesday, November 4th 2009. Princess Madeleine just returned home from her month-long stay in New York. Yesterday the Princess attended a large horse show. Among the participants in the show was also Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, who competes in the World Cup in dressage. Nathalie is the daughter of Princess Benedikte … Continue reading

Zara Phillips attends 2009 Emirates Melbourne Cup

  November 5, 2009 at 4:11 am by

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Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, has paid a flying visit to Melbourne, Australia, where she attended the 2009 Emirates Melbourne Cup. Zara attended the event on Tuesday November 3rd as one of the year’s international guests (others included Good Charlotte rockers Benji and Joel Madden), and was a prominent fixture in the Birdcage (the place to be). Wearing a royal blue frock by American brand Thread … Continue reading

Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Day Three

  November 4, 2009 at 11:50 pm by

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On the third day of the state visit between Denmark and Vietnam, the focus was on HM Queen Margrethe II and HRH Prince Henrik. The royal couple visited Danish work-wear company Mascot International’s building in Hai Duong, where they were met by the company’s directors, Michael Grosbøl and Thomas Bo Pedersen. Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik were treated to a guided tour of the factory, before attending the awards ceremony … Continue reading

Reza Pahlavi Celebrates his 49th Birthday

  November 4, 2009 at 6:11 pm by

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Prince Reza Cyrus Pahlavi celebrated his 49th birthday on October 31st, 2009 in the company of his family at Empress Farah’s house in Washington (USA). In honour of the occasion, Reza Pahlavi has released new photos of him with his family on his Facebook page. Born on October 31st, 1960 in Tehran (Iran), Prince Reza is the eldest son of the late Emperor of Iran, Mohammed Reza, and Empress Farah. … Continue reading

Märtha Louise: “Meet your Guardian Angel”

  November 4, 2009 at 9:35 am by

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Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and Elisabeth Samnoy have written a new book: “Møt din skytsengel”, or in english:”Meet your Guardian Angel”. In that book the two women teach others how to get in touch with angels. “A Guardian Angel is personal. Everyone has an own guardian angel. To find it,you have to face yourself in an honest and loving way,” the princess said in an interview. She also talked … Continue reading

Sheikh Khalifa Wins Second Term

  November 4, 2009 at 7:59 am by

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been re-elected as President of the UAE by the members of the Supreme Council, made up of the rulers of the seven emirates. He has been elected for the second term for the next five years. The President has traditionally been the Ruler of Abu Dhabi. On the occasion of the President’s re-election, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, said … Continue reading

Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Day Two

  November 3, 2009 at 10:23 pm by

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The second day of the Danish State Visit to Vietnam began early this morning, with TRH Prince Henrik and Crown Prince Frederik attending a business forum at the Melia Hotel. Prince Henrik awarded the HRH Prince Henrik’s Honorary Medal to Preben Hjortlund, a Danish businessman, during the event which was well attended by the Danish business delegation on the visit. During the forum, the two men visited several stands and … Continue reading

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