Royal Dachshund Bites Royal Bodyguard

  June 5, 2009 at 2:22 am by

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Evita, the 11-year-old dauchshund of Prince Henrik, has biten a royal bodyguard, leaving the man in hospital needing stitches and a tetanus shot. The incident occured on Saturday May 30th, when the guard was walking Evita around the gardens of the Danish royal summer residence, Fredensborg Palace. This latest occurance has caused Danish opposition members to call for Evita to be euthanised. “There is no difference between a royal dog … Continue reading

King Mswati III of Swaziland Visits Zimbabwe

  June 4, 2009 at 6:33 pm by

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King Mswati III of Swaziland is currently on a visit to Zimbabwe in an effort to strengthen relations between the two African nations. The king, along with his wife and Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, toured a farm that is the site of a new silo project, according to a report in Zimbabwean newspaper, The Herald. President Mugabe praised the king’s visit, saying that it was “rare and historic”, while also … Continue reading

Saudi King and Obama hold talks

  June 4, 2009 at 2:35 pm by

The President of the United States, Barack Obama

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the king Abdullah’s ranch at Al-Janadriyah. King Abdullah and President Obama discussed regional and international developments topped by the Palestinian issue and Saudi-US cooperation in all fields as well as the world financial crisis. Saudi King Abdullah thanked President Obama by saying “I thank the president for this visit and … Continue reading

Queen Sonja opens ‘The Collectors’ Exhibition

  June 4, 2009 at 12:56 pm by

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Today Queen Sonja of Norway attended the opening of ‘The Collectors’ Exhibition at the Danish and Nordic Pavilions during the 53rd International Art Exhibition on June 4, 2009 in Venice, Italy. On June 6th the exhibition will be inaugurated by the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano. In 1895 the exhibition was arranged for the first time. This year it takes place for the 53rd time. The festival shows … Continue reading

“CC9 Climate Conference” in Sarpsborg

  June 4, 2009 at 12:30 pm by

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Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Princess Mette-Marit attended the ‘CC9 – Climate Conference’ at Hafslund Manor on June 4, 2009 in Sarpsborg. Prince Haakon opened the Climate Conference 2009. Norwegian and international social players were invited by Norwegian power company Hafslund, Bellona Foundation environmental organisation and the international organisation of former heads of state and government, The Club of Madrid. The Crown Princely coupe is known for their engagement … Continue reading

Charles: Tree-hugging and those pesky Grey Squirrels

  June 4, 2009 at 7:21 am by

A grey squirrel

It is a little difficult for many to reconcile the picture of Prince Charles the “Conservationist” with Prince Charles the “Dalek” . . . . . . Exterminate . . . . . . exterminate, well you get the picture.  Yet we live in a world where the delicate balance of our eco-systems are at war with man, and man’s strokes of sheer genius in pursuit of greater excellence often … Continue reading

Queen Sofia Talks about Drugs in Barcelona

  June 3, 2009 at 10:47 pm by

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Today, Queen Sofia of Spain attended in Barcelona the Congress, “Let’s talk about drugs. Families and Youth united for Prevention,” hosted by La Caixa Foundation and the Help against Drug Addiction Foundation (FAD), of which her Majesty is Honorary President. The congress’s main goal is to be a reflection forum which may help professionals to check, in a critical way, the prevention of the problems related the drugs. Also their … Continue reading

Prince Charles To Attend D-Day Ceremony in France

  June 3, 2009 at 5:50 pm by

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There has been a circus surrounding the preparations for the D-Day 65th anniversary this weekend, as no member of the British Royal Family was invited; and the situation has received media coverage globally. The anniversary will be attended by Presidents Sarkozy and Obama, but questions were raised when no member of the British Royal Family was announced as attending. The royal household initially stated that no royal was attending as … Continue reading

Princess Eugenie on Football Charity Outing

  June 3, 2009 at 2:52 pm by

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HRH Princess Eugenie of York returned to royal duties after her gap year travels last week, conducting a day of football-themed charitable engagements. Eugenie partnered with Sir David Tang, a family friend, to bring young members of the Hong Kong Down’s Syndrome Association’s Dragon Football Team to Chelsea Football Club’s Stamford Bridge. On the pitch, the young football enthusiasts met with one of England’s most famous players, midfielder Frank Lampard. … Continue reading

Haakon and Mette-Marit meet Bill and Melinda Gates

  June 3, 2009 at 2:52 pm by

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June 3rd 2009: Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and Melinda Gates were received by the Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon and his wife Crown Princess Mette-Marit at the Royal Palace in Oslo on Wednesday. Bill Gates and his wife were in Norway to attend a conferance about international poverty, and how the financial crisis hits the poorest people in the world. The conference took place in the Opera House in Oslo. There … Continue reading

Prince Naruhito and Princess Masako To Represent Tokyo Olympic Bid Campaign?

  June 3, 2009 at 1:54 pm by

Crown Prince Naruhito is seen off by his wife, Crown Princess Masako

Tokyo’s Olympic bid committee will be soliciting help from Japan’s imperial royal family for its bid campaign that was launched last month by Prime Minister Taro Aso. The final decision about the Olympic host 2016 will be taken by the International Olympic Committee on October 2nd. Tokyo’s committee will make a formal request through the government for Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako to present the city’s bid on … Continue reading

Queen Sonja: Operation in June

  June 3, 2009 at 11:57 am by

Queen Sonja of Norway

Queen Sonja will be operated on her foot again. The 71 years old Queen-consort had problems with her feet for quite a while now. The surgery is scheduled for June 22nd in the “Rikshospitalet” in Oslo. It will be the Queen’s 4th surgery on her feet: she had already been operated in 2000, 2002 and 2004. The Queen’s engagements for late June and early July have been cancelled by the … Continue reading

Jordan King holds talks with UAE President

  June 3, 2009 at 3:00 am by

King Abdullah II of Jordan

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan held talks with His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and means to develop and bolster them in all fields and views on current Arab and international developments. The meeting was attended by General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikkhs and senior officials. … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria awards ALMA Award

  June 3, 2009 at 2:30 am by

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After spending several days in Greenland last week with Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Crown Princess Victoria jumped straight into official duties on June 2nd. She presented the 2009 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award at Stockholm’s Concert Hall. The literary award, presented annually, this year went to the Tamer Institute for Community Education in Palestine. The Crown Princess presented the award to Arham A Damen … Continue reading

Abdullah & Rania Watch Daughter win Fourth Place

  June 3, 2009 at 1:24 am by

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Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania attended the King Abdullah II Award for Physical Fitness awards which took place on Sunday evening. Their daughter, 12 year old Princess Iman, took part in the competitions and won fourth place overall in her age group. King Abdullah and Queen Rania’s youngest son, Prince Hashem, was watching his eldest sisiter participate while sitting on his mother’s lap throughout the ceremony. Over 305,000 … Continue reading

Calls To Extend Public Access to Buckingham Palace

  June 2, 2009 at 8:42 pm by

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is to many an emblem of the British Monarchy. According to reports however, it is also a palace in need of some serious renovations. It is argued that the palace should open its doors to the public more often to fund the repairs and renovations. In total, renovations needed for the royal estate (not just Buckingham Palace) are expected to amount to £32 million, more than double the … Continue reading

Haya hosts Derby Party in London

  June 2, 2009 at 4:03 pm by

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HRH Princess Haya of Jordan hosted a Derby Festival in support of the Starlight Children’s Foundation on May 12th. The event took place at the Kensington Roof Gardens with 350 people attending. The party is one of the most prestigious events in the summer sporting and social calendar. It was also held in support of this year’s official Investec Derby Festival charity The Starlight Children’s Foundation. Starlight is the UK’s … Continue reading

Queen Sofia visits her Brother in Hospital

  June 2, 2009 at 3:16 pm by

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Last Sunday, May 31, Queen Sofia and her sister Princess Irene of Greece flew from Santander, where the Queen was attending the celebration of the Spanish Armed Forces Day, to London on board a Ryanair flight to visit their brother Constantine II, Former King of Greece. King Constantine is recovering from a heart operation in the Intensive Care Unit at Wellington hospital.

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia Visit El Salvador

  June 2, 2009 at 3:08 pm by

The Prince of Asturias and President-Elect Funes

On May 30, the Prince and the Princess of Asturias arrived at San Salvador, El Salvador, to visit the President elect, Mauricio Funes. In the afternoon, Prince Felipe and Princess Letzia inaugurated the Spanish Agency of Cooperation’s Tecnic office. During their visit to the new office the Prince and the Princess were informed about the different cooperation projects in El Salvador. On Saunday Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia had a … Continue reading

Prince Philippe not prepared?

  June 2, 2009 at 2:21 pm by

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In a new book about King Albert and Queen Paola and their 50-year long marriage, Belgian Royalty-watcher (and -presenter) Kathy Pauwels claims that Prince Philippe feels like his father does not prepare him enough for the throne. In neighbouring countries, we see the monarchs taking their heirs along when they have functions to perform, such as Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Prince Willem-Alexander, or Queen Elizabeth II and the … Continue reading

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