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

Queen Margrethe & Prince Henrik’s Summer Cruise

  June 2, 2009 at 9:54 am by

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Queen Margrethe of Denmark and Prince Henrik started their annual summer cruise on the royal yacht ‘Dannebrog’ with a visit to Nyborg on the island of Funen. Welcomed by a crowd of children waving Danish flags and beautiful weather, the Queen and Prince Henrik carried out a number of engagements, starting with a crriage ride to the Town Hall, where they were officially welcomed by Mayor Jørn Terndrup and his … Continue reading

Prince Harry in New York – Day 2

  June 2, 2009 at 9:43 am by

Prince Harry during the polo match in New York

Prince Harry spent his second and final day in New York doing more fun events than on Friday, where he laid a wreath at Ground Zero and met with war veterans. Saturday however saw him mingle with Harlem students and participate in the sport of kings – polo. In the morning, Prince Harry went up to Harlem with fellow royal Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to the Harlem Children’s Zone. The … Continue reading

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa in Burundi

  June 2, 2009 at 8:04 am by

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Yesterday was the first day of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg’s five-day visit to Kenya and Burundi. She is in Burundi from 31st May to 3rd June and Kenya on 4th and 5th June in her role as “Eminent Advocate for Children”, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the International Convention on Child Rights. The Grand Duchess yesterday visited projects for the reintegration of child soldiers and young girls who … Continue reading

Coronation Day

  June 2, 2009 at 4:33 am by

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Today is one of the Days on which it is commanded by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II that the Union Flag be flown on all UK Government Buildings, Gun Salutes will be fired, at St. George’s Chapel and Westminster Abbey the bells will be rung and in the Abbey evensong will feature Byrd’s “O Lord Make thy servant Elizabeth our Queen”. These celebrations are all in honour of Coronation Day, … Continue reading

Prince Pedro Luí­z on Doomed Air France Flight

  June 1, 2009 at 3:35 pm by

Brazilian Imperial Standard

Relatives confirmed that prince Pedro Luíz of Orleans-Bragança (26), descendant of the last emperor of Brazil, is a passenger on the Airbus of Air France that disappeared above the Atlantic Ocean today. The Airbus was on its way from Rio de Janeiro to Paris when it disappeared from the radar. On board were 228 people, among them prince Pedro Luíz. Prince Pedro Luíz is the son of prince Antonio of … Continue reading

Princess Haya is Patron of WSPCCA

  June 1, 2009 at 2:49 pm by

Princess Haya

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, United Nations Messenger of Peace, has accepted to become the global patron for the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa (WSPCCA). WSPCCA is a charity organisation that facilitates life-saving heart surgery for underprivileged children from across Africa who suffer from congenital heart conditions. Princess Haya said, “The WSPCCA is an organisation that reflects the values and beliefs that I hold dear. In addition, … Continue reading

Royals in Valentino: from Wedding Dresses to Daytime Suits

  June 1, 2009 at 11:11 am by

Princess Máxima's Valentino wedding gown

Italian designer Valentino has been designing wedding dresses for future Queens to daytime suits worn by varioues royals in Europe and the Middle East. Valentino’s creations are worn by Queens, Crown Princesses and Princesses. Most of his creations worn by royals have been shown on either the Haute Couture runway or on the pret-a-porter runway and altered. Valentino designed Princess Máxima’s pre-wedding dress which was made out of orange embroidered … Continue reading

Prince Charles’s Image and Vision

  June 1, 2009 at 10:34 am by

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Over the last several years we have been hearing a lot about Prince Charles and who he is. It is almost as if he had just sprung onto the world stage full grown, as it were. It seemed as if we had forgotten that a very young looking Prince Charles “arrived” on the adult stage on his investiture as Prince of Wales. Since that day his almost every move has … Continue reading

April 2009 Picture of the Month Winners!

  June 1, 2009 at 9:23 am by

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Announcing the winners for the April 2009 Picture of the Month Polls: April 2009 Official Picture of the Month: First Place:  Picture C- Denmark Second Place:  Picture A- Jordan Third Place:  Picture E- Monaco April 2009 Informal Poll: Royal Wedding Montages: First Place: Picture C- Monaco Second Place: Picture B- Norway Third Place: Picture J- Denmark Thanks to all who voted, and congratulations to the Monaco and Denmark Picture of … Continue reading

Qatari Emir’s one-day visit to the UAE

  June 1, 2009 at 2:33 am by

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa

HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, arrived in the UAE on Sunday where he held talks with President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The two leaders discussed relations between Qatar and the UAE and matters of mutual concern as well as the regional and international issues in line with continuous consultations between the leaderships of the two countries. Sheikh Khalifa hosted a banquet in … Continue reading

Former King of Greece Recovering After Surgery

  May 31, 2009 at 5:51 pm by

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Constantine II, Former King of Greece, is recovering in a London hospital from a successful scheduled heart operation. An announcement on the family’s website, signed “Anne-Marie R” expresses gratitude for the well wishes and congratulations to the surgical team. “The messages of support, which we have been receiving from Greece and other parts of the world, have touched us all,” she notes. The announcement also includes a brief progress statement … Continue reading

Máxima’s Bold Fashion Choices during Chilean Visit

  May 31, 2009 at 10:29 am by

Princess Máxima's fashion during the Chilean State Visit

Crown Princess Maxima stepped out last week in a number of bold outfits when the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, made a state visit to the Netherlands. The first day of the visit saw Máxima wear a sleeveless two-tone beige dress by Natan, her favourite Belgian designer. image The unusual headpiece was by Fabienne Delvigne and the outfit was finished off with a pair of peep-toe shoes. image For the … Continue reading

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