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

Queen Noor Presents SOS Anniversary Award

  November 3, 2009 at 8:53 pm by

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Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein presented on November 2nd the SOS Anniversary Award to Johnson & Johnson for their support of SOS Children’s Villages in Africa at the Embassy of Austria in Washington D.C. She too shared her experiences with SOS Children’s Villages in Jordan during the reception hosted by His Excellency the Ambassador of Austria, Dr. Christian Prosl, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the organisation. Queen Noor … Continue reading

Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Day One

  November 2, 2009 at 11:56 pm by

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HM Queen Margrethe II, accompanied by TRH the Prince Consort, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, was welcomed by the Vietnamese President Nguyen Minth Triet and a full guard of honour. The President’s wife, First Lady Tran Thi Kim Chi, was also on hand for the welcoming. Despite the sub-tropic climate, the Queen and the President stood under a shaded platform while the remainder of the party stood in … Continue reading

Princess Rym Patrons European Film Festival

  November 2, 2009 at 6:49 pm by

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Under the patronage of Princess Rym Ali, the Executive Commissioner of the Royal Film Commission, and attended by Prince Ra’ad bin Zein and Princess Majda, started the 21st European Film Festival (1-16 November) at Al Hussein Cultural Center in Amman. The 21st edition will take place in Amman at Al Hussein Cultural Centre, (King Abdullah II Center), Irbid (Yarmouk University), Aqaba (Chamber of Commerce) and Karak (Hassan Cultural Center). The … Continue reading

Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Pre-Visit Activities

  November 1, 2009 at 10:21 pm by

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The Danish State Visit to Vietnam began in a semi-official capacity this afternoon local time, with HM Queen Margrethe II and the Royal Family spending the day in Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital. Queen Margrethe and HRH Prince Henrik, the Prince Consort, arrived in Vietnam earlier in the day and were welcomed at the Noi Bai National Airport with a guard of honour. This was followed by the first of several … Continue reading

Royal Fiancé Receives Swine Flu Vaccine, Royal Family Wait in Line

  November 1, 2009 at 5:07 am by

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Daniel Westling, the fiancé of HRH Crown Princess Victoria, has been confirmed as receiving the much-sought-after Influenza A (H1N1), ie. swine flu, vaccine. Westling is considered to be in the high-risk group after undergoing a kidney transplant in May this year. The high-risk category includes pregnant women, people with compromised immune systems (cancer patients, HIV/AIDS sufferers), and people who fall into the seasonal flu vaccine at-risk group (as Daniel does). … Continue reading

Japan’s Prince Mikasa Suffers Cardiac Arrest

  November 1, 2009 at 4:45 am by

Prince Mikasa of Japan

HIH Prince Mikasa, the 93-year-old uncle of HIM Emperor Akihito, was admitted to a Tokyo hospital on Friday October 30th after he suffered a minor cardiac arrest. The Imperial Household Agency (IHA) confirmed the news earlier this weekend. This is the second time in the past eighteen months the Prince has been hospitalised, he was admitted to the same hospital suffering from acute heart failure in June 2008. Prince Mikasa … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Salma Allies with Roche for the Fight Against Cancer in Morocco

  November 1, 2009 at 4:35 am by

Princess Lalla Salma

Princess Lalla Salma, chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Association to Fight Cancer(the ALSC), presided on Friday in Rabat over the signing of a protocol of agreement between the Association and “Roche Morocco” Laboratory. The agreement will enable low-income patients with cancer to benefit from the most innovative medicines in oncology, under this agreement the ALSC offers through public cancer centres anti-cancer medicines to poor patients who have no access to … Continue reading

Prince Faisal Opens Jordan Rally

  October 31, 2009 at 4:19 pm by

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Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein was present on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the Jordan Rally 2009 (29 – 31 Oct 2009) in Amman. This year, the Rally was held in the Dead Sea and Mount Nebo. Twenty-nine teams from all over the world participated in it.  During the opening ceremony, attendees enjoyed listening to traditional music and a concert by Omar Abdallat. Prince Faisal, President of the Jordan … Continue reading

Prince Hassan addresses the Parliament of Cultures

  October 31, 2009 at 4:12 pm by

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Prince Hassan of Jordan visited Ankara (Turkey) last Wednesday, where he gave a speech at the Parliament of Cultures. The conference was inaugurated by Professor Ihsan Dogramaci. In his speech, HRH said that “we must work towards a law for peace”, and that “it is important to focus on the affinities among cultures in order to fight discrimination.” The Parliament of Cultures is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) which works … Continue reading

Prince Laurent Freezes His Favourite Dog

  October 31, 2009 at 2:47 pm by

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Three months ago, Prince Laurent of Belgium had the dead body of his favourite dog frozen. The Prince was upset by the death of the Berner Senner and wanted to wait until an appropriate time, to say goodbye to the dog. The Swiss dog was his favourite for seven years, and died of cancer. After his death the Prince took the body to the veterinary medicine faculty of the university … Continue reading

Grand Duke Celebrates Railway Anniversary

  October 31, 2009 at 6:54 am by

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Grand Duke Henri yesterday participated in the celebrations in Luxembourg of the 150th anniversary of rail travel in the Grand Duchy, attending an academic session at the Grand Theatre of Luxembourg. The first line, from Luxembourg to Arlon and Thionville, was opened on 4-5th October 1859. The Grand Duke also accepted the credentials of Madam Elisabeth Simbrao, the Ambassador of Angola to Belgium and the Netherlands as the Extraordinary and … Continue reading

Hamzah honors Al Shajarah Foundation

  October 31, 2009 at 6:17 am by

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HRH Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein, the honorary chairman of the Al Shajarah Foundation, honored last Monday at King Hussein Club in Amman supporters of this Foundation. Mr. Fuad Srouji, the Foundation’s director, Khalid Irani, the Minister of Environment, and HRH Princess Basma bint Ali, the founder of the Royal Botanic Garden, were also present at the lunch. The Shajarah Foundation was created in June 2006 under the patronage of … Continue reading

King Hamad & Abu Dhabi CP visit Yas Marina Circuit

  October 31, 2009 at 5:32 am by

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His Majesty King Hamad of Bahrain visited Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit where he was welcomed by General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. The visit was part of the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula One, which takes place tomorrow November 1, 2009. King Hamad was briefed on the circuit’s history, facilities, local and international sports activities. … Continue reading

King Abdullah Inaugurates Power Plant

  October 31, 2009 at 3:35 am by

King Abdullah II of Jordan

King Abdullah of Jordan inaugurated on Monday Jordan’s first independent power plant in Amman. The $300 million Amman East Power Project was constructed on a site located at Almanakher, which is approximately 14 kilometers east of Amman, and about 1 km from the Arab Gas Pipeline. The project’s main goal is to meet the electricity needs of the country in an economically and environmentally sustainable way, in order to contribute … Continue reading

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