Abdullah & Rania Inaugurate First Children’s Hospital in Jordan

  February 9, 2010 at 8:41 am by

King Abdullah and Queen Rania at the inauguration of the Queen Rania Al Abdullah Paediatrics Hospital

Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania inaugurated the country’s first hospital for children with paediatric specialties, the Queen Rania Al Abdullah Paediatrics Hospital. The hospital will cater to children from the age of 1 day old to 16 years. The hospital will co-ordinate with other hospitals in the US and the UK for consultations and cooperation. Their Majesties also inaugurated the launch of the Al Hussein Medical Centre development … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Amina takes part in King Hamad’s Horse Racing Cup in Bahrain

  February 9, 2010 at 8:39 am by

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Princess Lalla Amina participated in King Hamad’s Horce Racing Cup, which took place on Saturday. Princess Lalla Amina completed the 20-km distance in two hours, the Princess was greeted at the end of the competition by the King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. President of the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (BREEF) Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa handed over a special prize of the Federation to … Continue reading

Mattel Creates Princess Victoria Barbie

  February 6, 2010 at 11:00 pm by

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Famous toy company Mattel has presented a Barbie doll based on HRH Crown Princess Victoria. The ‘Victoria Barbie’ shows the Princess in full gala attire, wearing one of her well-known red gala gowns and fringe tiara, complete with the Order of the Seraphim. The doll was part of a presentation at the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany, which began on February 4th. Other Barbie dolls in the presentation included … Continue reading

Frederik & Mary On the Alps, After Lending a Hand for Haiti

  February 5, 2010 at 8:50 am by

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Earlier this week on February 1st, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary began their annual holiday in the Swiss mountains of Verbier with a photo shoot, accompanied by their two children, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella. The family posed briefly, playing in the snow with Christian and Isabella, before heading back to their accommodation. Little Isabella did not appear to be in the best of spirits, with Danish media … Continue reading

CP Tamim receives French Legion of Honour

  February 5, 2010 at 8:30 am by

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad

HH the Heir Apparent of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar received the Legion of Honour with the rank of Grand Officer, which is the highest decoration in France, from French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris. The event was followed by a lunch meeting at the Elysee Palace. Later that day, Crown Prince Tamim met with the French Prime Minister Francois Fillon at the Matignon Palace. … Continue reading

Firemen called to the Grand Ducal Palace

  February 5, 2010 at 8:27 am by

Grand Duke Henri chats with firemen who came to put out a fire at the Grand Ducal Palace

Earlier this morning, the fire department of Luxembourg City was called to attend to a fire at the Grand Ducal Palace. They arrived to find smoke coming from the windows of the palace’s basement, where the laundry rooms are. It is believed a faulty washing machine or dryer is the cause of the small fire, which caused damage to only minor parts of the palace limited to the laundry rooms. … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Salma Awarded in Paris

  February 5, 2010 at 7:02 am by

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Lalla Salma received on Monday at the Château de Versailles (near Paris) the 2010 award of the Charter of Paris against Cancer. The ceremony took place during a charity evening organized for the benefit of the association (Life – Hope to Fight Cancer) held under the patronage of president Nicholas Sarkozy for the Association pour la Vie-Espoir contre le Cancer (AVEC). The award comes in recognition of the untiring action … Continue reading

Prince Kardam Discharged from Hospital

  February 4, 2010 at 12:57 pm by

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After several media outlets last week reported on prince Kardam’s hospitalisation, ‘Hola!’ now reports on their website that prince Kardam has been discharged from the Conxo provinvial hospital in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. In ‘Hola!’ Kardam’s wife, princess Miriam, says that the prince has been discharged. The prince was taken to the Conxo hospital because of a high fever, combined with a severe kidney infection and respiratory problems. According to … Continue reading

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Princess Margaretha Open Dyslexia Forum in Paris

  February 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm by

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‘Wort’ reports that on Tuesday, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and her sister-in-law, Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, opened the first dyslexia forum of UNESCO in Paris. The Grand Duchess held the opening speech of the forum. In her speech she said that world wide 300 million people are dyslectic. According to the Grand Duchess, these people are still marginalized. Maria Teresa also pointed out that it depended primarily on … Continue reading

Concert in Memory of Queen Victoria Eugenia

  February 4, 2010 at 8:42 am by

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Yesterday, Queen Sofia of Spain, accompanied by the Prince of Asturias, attended a tribute concert in memory of the late Queen of Spain, H.M. Queen Victoria Eugenia, mostly know as Queen Ena, nee Princess Victoria Eugénie of Battenberg. The concert was held by the British Hispanic Foundation on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the death of Queen Ena. This foundation is a non-profit, private and cultural foundation, founded … Continue reading

Archduchess Regina Will Be Burried In Veste Heldburg

  February 4, 2010 at 8:14 am by

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Newspaper ‘Die Presse’ has released some more details about the upcoming funeral of Archduchess Regina of Austria, who died yesterday morning in Pöcking, Bavaria at the age of 85. From Saturday February 6th to Monday February 8th archduchess Regina will lie in state in the church of Sankt Ulrich in Pöcking. On Tuesday Walter Mixa, the bishop of Augsburg, will hold a Requiem in Pöcking, in the memory of the … Continue reading

Prince Of Orange Takes Family To The Vancouver Olympics: Four Extra Days of Vacation for Princess Amalia

  February 4, 2010 at 7:52 am by

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On Monday the Dutch court announced that Prince Willem-Alexander will go to the Vancouver Winter Olympics with his wife and with his three daughters. From February 9th to 12th the prince will be participating in the 122nd meeting of the IOC in Vancouver. After that the prince will attend the 21st Winter Olympics in Vancouver from February 12th to 28th. Princesses Máxima, Amalia, Alexia and Ariane will join the prince … Continue reading

Fined For Not Broadcasting Interview With Saudi Prince

  February 4, 2010 at 7:00 am by

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The Arab news station al-Arabiya has been fined because they did not broadcast an interview with one of Saudi Arabia’s many princes. The court of appeal in Dubai confirmed an earlier court ruling that the news station had to pay 100.000 dirham (roughly 19.500 EUR or 27.000 USD), according to newspaper al-Khaleej. Al-Arabiya had announced the interview with prince doctor Saif al-Islam ibn Saud Abdulaziz al-Saud, but did not broadcast … Continue reading

Prince Kardam Taken to Hospital in ‘Serious Condition’

  February 4, 2010 at 6:35 am by

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Spanish newspaper ‘El Correo Gallego’ reported two days ago that prince Kardam of Bulgaria, eldest son of ex-king Simeon II, was admitted to Conxo Hospital in Galicia, Spain. On January 23rd the prince was taken to the Clinical Hospital of Santiago as he was suffering from a high fever and respiratory problems. After treatment prince Kardam was transferred to the Conxo hospital in Galicia. His wife, princess Miriam, is currently … Continue reading

Dutch Prime Minister Receives ‘Planet First!’ from Prince Carlos

  February 3, 2010 at 11:17 am by

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On Monday Dutch Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende received the statement of principles of ‘Planet First!’, from the Nationale Postcodeloterij (National Postal Code Lottery) and the Institute for Sustainable Innovation & Development (ISID). The chairman of the ISID is Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, son of the duke of Parma and princess Irene of The Netherlands. The prince was accompanied by Boudewijn Poelmann, chairman of the Nationale Postcodelotterij. The report is a … Continue reading

Emperor Akihito and King Albert II Cancel Engagements

  February 3, 2010 at 10:31 am by

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Both Emperor Akihito of Japan and King Albert II of the Belgians have fallen sick and had to cancel some engagements. Yesterday the Imperial Household Agency announced that the emperor’s upcoming engagements have been cancelled for the entire week. The emperor is well enough to sign laws but he cancelled the planned trip to Hayama. On Monday emperor Akihito was still well enough to welcome Mexican president Felipe Calderon and … Continue reading

Archduchess Regina Passed Away

  February 3, 2010 at 7:44 am by

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Archduchess Regina of Austria, wife of the head of the Austrian imperial family, Archduke Otto, has died this morning in the family house in Pöcking near the Lake Starnberg in Bavaria, Germany.  The 85 year old archduchess died peacefully at 08.40 AM, with several members of the family present, according to a spokesperson of the family. Her eldest son, archduke Karl comments: ‘My mother was an example to all of … Continue reading

Sheikha Mozah to receive Top Global Award

  February 3, 2010 at 5:42 am by

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H H Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned has been selected to receive the “Social Innovator of the Year Award”, which was announced by the world’s leading Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, Ashoka Arab World. “Her Highness is a pillar of both change and hope for her home country of Qatar as well as the entire Arab world. At the helm of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, Sheikha … Continue reading

Vote in the January 2010 Picture of the Month Polls!

  February 3, 2010 at 5:06 am by

Please vote in the January 2010 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases all the winners of the 2009 Official Polls, in the Picture of the Year poll. The polls will remain open until 4 March 2010.

December 2009 Picture of the Month Winners!

  February 3, 2010 at 5:01 am by

Announcing the winners of the December 2009 Picture of the Month Polls: December 2009 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Picture A – Sweden Second Place: Picture B – Norway Third Place: Picture D – The Netherlands December 2009 Informal Poll – Candid Royal Pictures: First Place: Picture J – The Netherlands Second Place: Picture B – Belgium Third Place: Picture G – Norway Congratulations to the Swedish … Continue reading

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