Queen launches Youth: Work Jordan (YWJ)

  February 24, 2010 at 10:47 pm by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania attended the launch of the Youth: Work Jordan (YWJ) programme, which is an initiative to support the long-term development of young Jordanians. Launched under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania, the program is a community-based initiative which is aimed at improving livelihoods and bridging the gap with the labour market by providing life, technical and entrepreneurial skills to young Jordanians. Queen Rania and about 300 … Continue reading

How the Royals Spent the First Week of Vancouver 2010

  February 23, 2010 at 4:45 am by

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A number of royals are currently in Vancouver, Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Those who are members of the International Olympic Committee had already been out and about in Vancouver before the Games started. Here is how they all spent the first week of the Games. Friday February 12th – Opening Ceremony Royals are a regular fixture at opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games, beginning their support of … Continue reading

Queen Rania Attends San Remo Festival

  February 22, 2010 at 1:37 am by

Queen Rania of Jordan

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah attended the San Remo Music Festival at the Ariston Theater in San Remo, Italy on February 17, 2010 to rally support for the 1GOAL global education campaign. Looking fabulous in a evening gown in black and white designed by Giorgio Armani Privé, Jordan’s Queen Rania was the guest of honour of the Festival. During an exclusive live interview with San Remo host Antonella Clerici, … Continue reading

Crown Prince Moulay Hassan at the Casablanca International Book Fair

  February 19, 2010 at 10:21 pm by

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Crown Prince Moulay Hassan visited on Thursday the 16th, the International Book Fair of Casablanca. On this visit Moulay Hassan was accompanied by his schoolmates, some of his teachers and the Minister of Culture Bensalem Himmich, the Wali (governor) of Casablanca Mohamed Halab and the mayor of the city Mohamed Sajid. The Crown Prince toured the different areas of the fair and stopped by some of the children books editing … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos meets President Obama

  February 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm by

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On Wednesday, His Majesty the King of Spain travelled to attend a private meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House. President Obama hosted a lunch in honour of King Juan Carlos that was attended by the State Secretary Hillary Clinton, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs Miguel Angel Moratinos, US National Security Advisor General James L. Jones and the Head of the Household of His Majesty, Alberto Aza. According … Continue reading

Royals in Vancouver Ahead of Games Opening

  February 12, 2010 at 3:26 pm by

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The Princess Royal, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and the Prince of Orange have all flown to Canada ahead of today’s Winter Olympic Games. The three royals are each members of the International Olympic Committee, and thus arrived earlier this week to attend the 122nd IOC Session prior to the Games’ Opening Ceremony. Princess Anne was seen yesterday attending the British flag raising ceremony at the Athlete’s Village, as well … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos Pays an Official Visit to Lebanon

  February 11, 2010 at 5:44 am by

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Following an official visit by the President of Lebanon to Spain in October 2009, this week King Juan Carlos arrived at Rafik Hariri’s Beirut International Airport to start a two-day visit to Lebanon. The King, accompanied by the Spanish Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence, was welcomed by H.E. the President of Lebanon, Michel Suleiman. King Juan Carlos and President Suleiman went to the Baabda Presidential Palace in order to … Continue reading

King Abdullah and Prince Ali Visit the Tomb of Late Queen Alia

  February 10, 2010 at 7:15 am by

King Abdullah and Prince Ali

Yesterday, King Abdullah and Prince Ali visited the tomb of the late Queen Alia, on the anniversary of her death. At the tomb, they laid wreaths and recited verses from the Holy Quran. Queen Alia Al Hussein died in a tragic helicopter accident on February 9th, 1977. Queen Alia, born Alia Baha Uddin Toukan, married King Hussein in December 1972. They had two children: Princess Haya and Prince Ali. In … Continue reading

Prince Alexis zu Windisch-Graetz Tragically Died

  February 10, 2010 at 6:01 am by

The arms of Prince Mariano Hugo of Windisch-Graetz

HSH Prince Alexis zu Windisch-Graetz has died yesterday in San Sebastiano Hospital in Caserta, Italy, for the injuries suffered in a car crash he was involved in one week ago. The 18-years-old Prince was driving his car in a street near to Sant’Angelo di Alife, a small town where his family owns a palace, the night of Thursday 4 February; due to the slippery road conditions, the driver of another … Continue reading

Funeral of Archduchess Regina

  February 10, 2010 at 5:31 am by

Archduchess Regina's coffin is carried from the church, with two of her grandsons carrying her royal orders leading the way

The funeral of HI&RH Archduchess Regina of Austria, Princess of Hungary, took place yesterday morning, at 10.30am, at the Parish Church of St. Pius in Pöcking, Bavaria. The Archduchess died last Wednesday in Villa Austria, in Pöcking, the home where she lived since 1954 with her husband, Archduke Otto, the eldest son and heir of Emperor Karl I and Empress Zita of Austria. The ceremony was attended by the seven … Continue reading

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

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