Please vote in the July 2010 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Sporty Royals. The polls will remain open until 4th of September, 2010.
Announcing the winners of the June 2010 Picture of the Month Polls: June 2010 Official Picture of the Month: First Place: Picture N – Sweden Second Place: Picture H – Norway Third Place: Picture J – Spain & Picture M – Monaco Craziest Royal Outfits (June 2010 Informal Poll): First Place: Picture F – Norway Second Place: Picture E – The Netherlands Third Place: Picture J – Monaco Congratulations to … Continue reading
As every year before it, the 62nd Red Cross Ball of Monaco was full of intrigue. If the Sovereign Prince and his bride-to-be weren’t enough of a sensation on their arrival at the seafaring-theme gala, there was his younger sister to take up the slack. Prince Albert walked into the Sporting Club with his fiancee, Miss Wittstock, and his sister, Princess Stephanie, on each arm. Also, apparently, Nicole Valerie Coste, … Continue reading
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester in the past few months have welcomed not one, but three granddaughters. First to be born on 20th May 2010 was The Lady Cosmia Rose Alexandra Windsor. Cosima is the second baby for Alexander and Claire Ulster (otherwise known in royal circles as The Earl and Countess of Ulster, and heir to the Gloucester title). The couple married on 22nd June 2002 at the … Continue reading
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received at the annual ceremony in Canfield, New York the ‘Herbert Allen Molise Prize’. The award is for the protection of horses, and is an “expression of thanks to his efforts in training horses, rehabilitation, and protection from slaughter.” Sheikh Mohammed spoke with Bloomberg News and told them, “I am honored to have been … Continue reading
Police wardens clamped two sports car worth of £1.5 million outside Harrods earlier this week while the owners, members of the Qatari Ruling Family, were believed to be shopping inside Harrods at the time. The two cars that got the yellow boot were a £1.2million Koenigsegg CCXR and a £350,000 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4. Both cars were parked right behind the other and were in matching colors of baby blue. One … Continue reading
The Danish Royal Court announced today that Her Highness Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, the youngest daughter of Princess Benedikte and Prince Richard, gave birth to her first child – a son – with husband Alexander Johannsmann yesterday, July 24th. The newborn was born at a clinic in Berleburg at 18:45 local time. Princess Nathalie was accompanied by her husband throughout the birth. “Both mother and baby are doing well,” read … Continue reading
On July 20th, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway celebrated his 37th birthday. Like every year, the Crown Princely family met the press for a photo call. This year the family chose their summer cabin on the little island where they used to spend their summer vacations. The family was photographed on the stairs in front of the white villa and in the garden. Marius Borg Høiby was missing this year’s … Continue reading
July 7th, Durban (South Africa), the octopus Paul predicts that Spain is about to win in match with Germany and, for the first time, achieve the final game at a World Cup of FIFA. Is not only Paul that is predicting about the match – Queen Sofía, very optimistic, also predicted that the Spanish team would win, a very simple “Vamos a ganar”. In fact, Spain won by a goal … Continue reading
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, won the championship of Endurance Horseracing which was held in the Houston Park Area in Britain on July 14th, 2010. The Sheikh was then crowned champion after he finished first. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Dubai’s Crown Prince, finished second; while Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, … Continue reading
Crown Princess Mette-Marit was in Austria to attend the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna. About 20,000 delegates from all over the world are participating in the conference. Mette-Marit is a UNAIDS Special Representative since 2006 and her work focuses on strengthening youth leadership in the AIDS effort. The conference in Vienna began on July 18th and will last until Friday 23 July. During this time different lectures, seminars, exhibitions … Continue reading
Prince Albert II, Sovereign of Monaco, turned out with his future wife, Miss Charlene Wittstock, in support of another very important woman in his life, the younger sister he always tried to protect. Princess Stephanie of Monaco presided over a gala for the charity she founded six years ago, Fight AIDS Monaco, in the Room of the Stars at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club. Princess Stephanie freshly bronzed from the sun … Continue reading
Cousin Charlotte rides; Alexandra skates. Uncle Albert was an Olympic bobsledder. Great-Grandpa Kelly was an Olympic rower. Last weekend, Pauline Ducruet of Monaco — erstwhile protege of Franco Knie in the taming of elephants — competed in the 1-and-3-meter diving competitions at the European Junior Swimming and Diving Championships, held in Helsinki, Finland. The event didn’t stand a chance to be in headlines over the weekend, not with Spain and … Continue reading
Peter Phillips and his wife, Autumn, are expecting their first child, as was announced by the British Royal Court earlier this week. The baby is due late this year. The couple, both 32, married in May 2008 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. The baby will be the first grandchild of HRH Princess Anne and her first husband, Mark Phillips. This will also be the first great-grandchild of HM the … Continue reading
Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani made a one day official visit to Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, where he held talks with President Ali Abdulla Saleh. The two leaders visited the Telal al-Rayan project implemented by the Qatari Diar Company for real estate investment in Sana’a. They reviewed the completed stages of the project which is said to be one of the the most important tourist attractions ever built … Continue reading
Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein opened on July 12nd, 2010 at the Palace of Culture at Al Hussein Sports City in Amman the International Arab Children’s Congress (IACC) under the theme “Safeguarding our Environment”. During the opening ceremony, Queen Noor was accompanied by Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram and Jordanian actor Musa Hijazeen as guests of honor. The opening ceremony featured a dance performance and music by the Brass Band … Continue reading
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended a portion of the first Meeting of the Federation Authority for Health which was held at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi. The meeting was led by Minister of Health, Hanif Hassan Ali. His Highness emphasized, after the review of the meeting’s agenda, that it was imperative “to provide better medical … Continue reading
Please vote in the June 2010 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Craziest Royal Outfits. The polls will remain open until 4th of August, 2010.
Announcing the winners of the May 2010 Picture of the Month Polls: May 2010 Official Picture of the Month: First Place: Picture D – Sweden Second Place: Picture A – The Netherlands Third Place: Picture B – Norway Historical Royal Weddings (May 2010 Informal Poll): First Place: Picture E – Sweden Second Place: Picture B – Norway Third Place: Picture C – The Netherlands Congratulations to all winning teams!
In June, the Pahlavi family celebrated Princess Noor’s graduation from high school in Potomac, Maryland. Princess Noor is the eldest daughter of Prince Reza Pahlavi and his wife, Princess Yasmine. On this special occassion, the Princess was accompanied by her parents, her sisters, Princesses Iman and Farah, and her grandmother, Empress Farah. Princess Noor was born on April 3rd, 1992 and is the eldest of Reza and Yasmine’s three children … Continue reading