Lebanese President Visits Spain after 50 Years

  October 21, 2009 at 1:22 am by

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The President of the Republic of Lebanon, General Michel Suleiman, and his wife, Wafaa Suleiman, arrived yesterday in Madrid to start a two-day state visit to Spain upon the invitation of Their Majesties, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. The Presidential couple was welcomed with state honours by the King and Queen of Spain at Pardo Palace, where they will reside during their stay in Spain. Afterward, a private lunch … Continue reading

Three Spokesmen for Building Project of Prince of Orange

  October 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm by

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The image of the much troubled building project of the holiday house of the prince of Orange and his wife in Mozambique will be dealt with by professionals. In The Netherlands there has been a lot of commotion about the project on the Machangulo peninsula in Mozambique. There were various claims of corruption, embazzlement, intimidation and violance against locals which already caused the prince to start a foundation that deals … Continue reading

Empress Michiko’s 75th Birthday

  October 19, 2009 at 3:11 pm by

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Michiko Shōda was born on October 20, 1934 to Hidesaburo and Fumiko Shōda. She first attended Futaba Elementary School and then Seishin University, which she graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Japanese Literature. Michiko also attended courses at Harvard and Oxford Universities. Her fist encounter with Crown Prince Akihito was quite accidental: the Crown Prince and his friend Kenji Ishizuka played a doubles tennis game against a young French … Continue reading

“CARE”: Royals selling coffee and cakes

  October 19, 2009 at 2:52 pm by

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Yesterday Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit sold coffee and cakes outside their residence Skaugum for the sake of CARE. Their children and Mette-Marit’s brother Espen Hoiby were also seen during this event. Crown Prince Haakon is a patron of the charity campaign CARE. The money from this year’s television campaign will be used to provide the world’s poorest women the opportunity to fend for themselves. About Care: Care’s … Continue reading

Death of Fürstin Ruth Erika zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg

  October 19, 2009 at 12:41 pm by

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Fürstin Ruth Erika zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg died on October 15, aged 87. She was born June 25, 1922 at Schloss Buggenhagen, her family seat. Her parents were Hans Detlef von Buggenhagen and Ruth Baronin von Resenberg. When her only brother died in 1941, Ruth Erika devoted herself to running their family estate. However, after World War II, the territory of the estate was annexed into the territory of the newly created … Continue reading

Prince Albert meets the Pope, attends Grace Kelly Exhibition

  October 19, 2009 at 5:24 am by

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HSH Prince Albert II paid a day-long visit to the Vatican City, and then to Rome, on October 16th. The Prince’s first stop was to visit His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. The morning meeting was held in the library of the Pope’s residence, where the two men spoke of the need for moral education, defending the right to life and the protection of the environment. And, as was reported by … Continue reading

Mayed wins Kentucky Cup Endurance race

  October 19, 2009 at 4:34 am by

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Sheikh Mayed Bin Mohammad Al Maktoum won the Kentucky Cup Endurance race which took place in Lexington. The Kentucky Cup endurance is a lead up race for the 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games. The endurance race was a 75mile race which was completed by the Sheikh in 6:05:30. After the win, Sheikh Mayed said, “It was amazing. This is the sport that we most love. It’s our history.” He went … Continue reading

Jordanian King & Queen on State Visit to Italy

  October 19, 2009 at 3:32 am by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania will start a state visit to Italy tomorrow, between October 20-22. The visit comes after an invitation from Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and his wife, which was announced by the Jordanian Royal Court. King Abdullah will hold talks with the Italian President and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on different issues concerning the Middle East and boosting bilateral ties between the two countries. King … Continue reading

UAE Foreign Minister in Colombia for Talks

  October 19, 2009 at 3:28 am by

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UAE Foreign Minister, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, met with Colombian President, Alvaro Uribe, at the Presidential Palace in the Colombian capital. Sheikh Abdullah handed him a letter from President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; President Uribe and Sheikh Abdullah held meetings on ways to establish trade, economic relations and business contact. Sheikh Abdullah said that such meetings underscores the commitment of the two countries, he also … Continue reading

Birthday of Prince Charles and Princess Catherine Napoleon

  October 18, 2009 at 8:08 pm by

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Prince Charles and Princess Catherine Napoleon, the twin children of Louis, Prince Napoléon and Alix de Foresta, were born on October 19, 1950. Their father, Prince Louis, was the claimant to the Imperial Throne of France and was known as Napoleon VI among the Bonapartists. Their mother, Alix de Foresta, was born to Comte and Comtesse de Foresta. Although she was not born a Princess (the only consort of the … Continue reading

Victorious Princess Aiko

  October 18, 2009 at 6:15 pm by

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Although she is better known for her love for gardening and pottery, Princess Aiko proved to be a promising sportswomen-in-making yesterday, after helping her team win a relay race. As the last member of her team crossed the finish line well ahead of the others, Aiko and the other members of her team run into the field to celebrate their victory. Aiko was a key factor in the victory: she … Continue reading

20th Death Anniversary of Fürstin Gina vuz Liechtenstein

  October 18, 2009 at 9:19 am by

Fürstin Gina vuz Liechtenstein

20 years ago, on the 18th of October 1989, Her Serene Highness Fürstin Gina von und zu Liechtenstein died in Grabs, Switzerland, aged 67. She had been for 46 years the wife of Fürst Franz Josef II, and therefore the mother of the present Fürst Hans Adam II. Countess Georgine “Gina” Norberte Johanna Franziska Antonie Marie Raphaela von Wilczek was born on 24 October 1921 in Graz, the only daughter … Continue reading

Lalla Salma Meets With the President of Argentina

  October 18, 2009 at 1:09 am by

Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco

Last Friday, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President of Argentina, met with Lalla Salma at the royal palace in Morocco. It was a quick and private meeting, lasting only an hour. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was on her way back to Buenos Aires when she made the stop in Morocco. She had been on an official visit to India. Lalla Salma requested the meeting. She was very interested in learning about … Continue reading

As King’s Health Remains Guarded, Thai People Fear Chaos

  October 17, 2009 at 8:11 pm by

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HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej has been in hospital for almost a month, and angst has hit the Thai people as they fear what will occur if the King passes. King Bhumibol’s health has been a closely guarded secret since his admitance to Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital on September 19th, with palace officials disclosing little apart from releasing vague bulletins stating the King’s health is improving and that his recovery is successful, … Continue reading

Wedding of Count Alexander zu Stolberg-Stolberg and Princess Isabel d’Orleans-Braganaça

  October 17, 2009 at 2:25 pm by

Count Alexander zu Stolberg-Stolberg and Princess Isabel d’Orleans-Braganaça

Yesterday evening, on 16 October 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, the wedding was celebrated between Count Alexander zu Stolberg-Stolberg and HRH Princess Isabel d’Orleans-Bragança. The wedding took place at 7.30pm in the Imperial Irmandade de Nossa Senhora da Gloria do Outeiro, a church in Rio where several royal weddings of the members of the Brazilian Imperial Family took place, included the one of the parents of the bride, thirty-four years … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe visits Troops in Germany

  October 17, 2009 at 4:48 am by

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HM Queen Margrethe II has paid a visit to one of her foreign patronages, the 1st Battalion of the Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment (PWRR), in Germany. During the visit, which took place at the Regiment’s base in Paderborn, the Queen spoke with the soldiers and laid a wreath in memory of soldiers lost during war in recent years. Queen Margrethe was also on hand to view a training ground … Continue reading

Luxembourg State Visit from President McAleese

  October 17, 2009 at 4:24 am by

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Upon the invitation of HRH The Grand Duke, President Mary McAleese of the Republic of Ireland paid a state visit to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg this past Wednesday and Thursday. The President was welcomed by Grand Duke Henri and HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume as she and husband Doctor Martin McAleese arrived in Luxembourg, before the delegation headed to the city for the official welcoming ceremony and a viewing … Continue reading

The Princess of Asturias – in Asturias

  October 16, 2009 at 11:55 pm by

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Today must have been a special day for Princess Letizia, as she returned to her homeland, Asturias. As you all surely remember, she was born in Oviedo, its capital. By the way, next Friday the Prince and the Princess of Asturias will be there again to attend the presentation ceremony of the 2009 Princes of Asturias Awards which is without doubt the major annual event they attend. Oviedo is already … Continue reading

Emperor & Empress at 50th Anniversary of Japanese Ex-Pat Convention

  October 16, 2009 at 6:42 pm by

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan

On October 14, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended a gathering in Tokyo to mark the 50th anniversary of a convention for Japanese people living abroad. Some 200 people of Japanese descent from 20 counties attended the assembly. The Emperor stressed the importance of immigrants for helping other countries understand Japan better. He reminded that the history of Japanese emigration had started 141 years ago, when the first Japanese immigrants … Continue reading

King Albert welcomes President Yushchenko

  October 16, 2009 at 5:49 pm by

President Yuschenko and King Albert II

King Albert received Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko at Laeken Royal Palace in Brussels on October 15. During the meeting, a great number of questions were discussed, including cultural and economical cooperation, bilateral relations, as well as European and Euro-Atlantic ambitions of Ukraine. President Yushchenko gave an interview, where he stressed Belgium’s importance for Ukraine, noting: “Belgium as a representative of an Old Europe is a special partner. Cooperation with Belgium … Continue reading

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