Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Wins Herbert Allen and Molise Award

  August 2, 2010 at 12:47 am by

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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

Qatari Royals’ Cars get Clamped in London

  July 31, 2010 at 7:57 am by

Qatar's Coat of Arms

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

Princess Nathalie and Husband Welcome Son

  July 25, 2010 at 6:18 am by

The Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Coat of Arms

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

Crown Prince Haakon celebrates 37th Birthday

  July 21, 2010 at 3:25 pm by

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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

“VAMOS A GANAR” – Football Adventure for Spanish Royals

  July 20, 2010 at 7:52 am by

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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 wins Endurance Race in Britain

  July 20, 2010 at 7:44 am by

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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

Mette-Marit attended the AIDS Conference in Vienna

  July 20, 2010 at 5:20 am by

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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

Fight AIDS Monaco

  July 19, 2010 at 12:54 am by

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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

It’s in their Blood – the Monegasque Royals & Sport

  July 19, 2010 at 12:49 am by

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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 and Autumn Phillips Expecting First Child

  July 16, 2010 at 2:46 am by

Peter and Autumn Phillips on their wedding day in May 2008

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

Emir of Qatar in Yemen

  July 16, 2010 at 2:30 am by

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa

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

Queen Noor Opens Arab Children’s Congress

  July 15, 2010 at 11:11 pm by

Queen Noor at the event

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 Attends First Meeting of the Federation Authority For Health

  July 6, 2010 at 9:34 pm by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid

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

Vote in the June 2010 Picture of the Month Polls!

  July 6, 2010 at 9:03 am by

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.

May 2010 Picture of the Month Winners

  July 6, 2010 at 9:02 am by

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!

Noor Pahlavi’s Graduation Day

  July 6, 2010 at 4:46 am by

The Pahlavis gather for Noor's (second from right) graduation

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

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Attends the Meeting of Finance and Economic Commission

  July 5, 2010 at 11:57 pm by

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended the 13th Meeting of the Financial and Economic Commission at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi on July 4th. The Meeting was also attended by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, the Chairman of Committee and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahayan … Continue reading

Prince Rashid bin Al Hassan of Jordan Engaged to Zeina Shaban

  July 4, 2010 at 9:38 pm by

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The Royal Hashemite Court announced the engagement of King Abdullah II’s cousin, HRH Prince Rashid bin Al Hassan, to Jordanian gymnast and table tennis player, Miss Zeina Shaban, on July 3rd. The Knot Tie took place at the bride’s parents home in the presence of the groom’s parents, Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath, King Abdullah II, Prince Faisal bin al Hussein and members of the Shaban family. Prince Rashid, the … Continue reading

Mary takes Children to Circus Premiere

  July 3, 2010 at 6:01 am by

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Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella attended the premiere day of Circus Summarum earlier this week. The trio arrived and were greeted by by Chris Minh Doky, a jazz musician who is also the husband of Princess Mary’s lady-in-waiting, Tanja Doky. The circus includes appearances by various Danish children’s performers, including Bamse og Kylling (Teddy Bear and Chicken), Bruno and Lille Nørderne Anders og Katrine (Little Nerds Anders … Continue reading

Colors & Flowers for Haya at Royal Ascot

  July 3, 2010 at 5:21 am by

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This year at the Royal Ascot races, Princess Haya choose to wear flowery hats to every event she attended with summery colored outfits. On the first day, Princess Haya choose a shaded blue and grey skirt suit, matched with a beige hat that had shaded blue flowers all around see here. On day two, Princess Haya matched her lovely white & red flowered hat with a red skirt suit with … Continue reading

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