Charles and Camilla Visit the Pope

  April 28, 2009 at 4:35 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall with the Pope

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall met with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican on Monday. The Prince and the Duchess had a 15-minute audience with the Pope, followed by a meeting with the secretary of state for the Prince and a tour of the Vatican buildings for Camilla. Unusually, the Duchess was present throughout the entire meeting with the Pope; wives of visiting dignitaries are generally admitted only … Continue reading

Infanta Cristina Introduces New Charity Project

  April 28, 2009 at 3:44 pm by

Infanta Cristina at the prison

Today Infanta Cristina, long-time director of the Social Area of La Caixa Foundation, visited the prison of Villalbona to introduce a new project whereby new technologies are taught to the prisoners. Since March, ten members of the Asturians Older People Voluntary Computing Association have taught 72 inmates some of the new technologies. The project, which is part of the campaign “CiberCaixa Solidaria”, is a pioneering project focused on rehabilitation of … Continue reading

Royals Attend Michael Kors London Store Opening

  April 28, 2009 at 3:12 am by

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Project Runway judge Michael Kors opened his first London store with the help of several royal attendees on April 27. The flagship store, reportedly the first of 25, is located on London’s posh New Bond Street. The “after party” opening of the store was preceded by a private dinner at a local hotel. Among the celebrity guests were King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie’s middle son, His Royal Highness Prince Nikolaos … Continue reading

Rania learns about the “Knowledge is Power Programme”

  April 27, 2009 at 2:42 am by

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On Friday, Her Majesty Queen Rania visited the LEAP Academy in Washington, DC to learn about the “Knowledge is Power Programme”. The KIPP programme has helped children make significant academic gains and reach the highest test scores of any public school network in the US.Queen Rania was briefed by KIPP DC Executive Director Susan Schaeffler. Queen Rania toured the school and meet with teachers. Her Majesty also meet with a … Continue reading

The Princess Royal Attends Charity Lunch in Wales

  April 26, 2009 at 3:57 pm by

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Anne, the Princess Royal attended the annual charity lunch for Save the Children, a 90 year-old children’s charity in Cardiff, Wales, where she spoke to 500 guests, according to Walesonline.co.uk. The princess recognized the hard work that has been done by the many supporters of Save the Children. The other speaker at the event was Victor Spinetti, an Italian immigrant who walked to Wales in search of employment. One of … Continue reading

New Cooperation Between Swaziland and Ethiopia

  April 26, 2009 at 11:51 am by

King Mswati III of Swaziland

King Mswati III of Swaziland recently met with the Ethiopian ambassador, who hopes to strengthen the relationship between the two countries, according to Waltainfo.com. The king hopes that the two countries will sign an economic agreement that will solidify Swaziland and Ethiopia’s desire to work together to promote tourism and other interests. This might seem like an odd pairing, especially since the two countries are nowhere near each other geographically, … Continue reading

Prince William in Staffordshire

  April 24, 2009 at 2:10 pm by

Prince William at the JCB Headquarters

Friday saw Prince William have not one, but two engagements. The first was for the completion of the 750,000 machine made by JCB. The Prince went to the company’s headquarters in Staffordshire, and was greeted by hundreds of cheering schoolchildren waving the Union Jack. William then went inside and had a look around the plant. He had a chance to sit on the milestone machine and joked, “I won’t drive … Continue reading

Rania Inspired by a Jam Jar at the Annual Global Philanthropy Forum

  April 24, 2009 at 4:44 am by

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Queen Rania of Jordan used a jar of jam to explain her points at the 8th Annual Global Philanthropy Forum Conference while giving the keynote address at the event. Queen Rania stressed the importance of the forum. Queen Rania used the jam jar to illustrate a story of a 9 year old girl. Investors and social people from around the world are attending the conference to discuss global challenges, poverty … Continue reading

Khalifa Tours Dubai Landmarks

  April 23, 2009 at 3:04 pm by

Sheikh Khalifa

The UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, toured a number of landmarks and developmental projects in Dubai in the in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Sheikh Khalifa was welcomed by the Dubai … Continue reading

No Time For Rest – Emperor Akihito’s Busy Schedule

  April 23, 2009 at 10:24 am by

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The Imperial Household Agency disclosed recently that it intends to lessen the burden on Emperor Akihito of Japan by reducing his duties throughout the year. Last December, the emperor was diagnosed with arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, and inflammation in his stomach and duodenum. His condition was said to be caused by stress, and in the following days, several of the emperor’s engagements had to be cancelled, for instance, his annual … Continue reading

Haga Palace: Fit for a Newlywed Couple

  April 23, 2009 at 7:07 am by

Haga Palace

It was revealed today by the Royal Court that Crown Princess Victoria and her fiancé, Daniel Westling, will settle and raise their future family in the Haga Palace. The Swedish Government, which previously had the right to use the Palace, made the decision today to return the Palace to King Carl XVI Gustaf for his personal use. The King in turn offered use of the Palace to his eldest daughter, … Continue reading

Spain’s King and Queen Schedule Next State Visits

  April 23, 2009 at 4:48 am by

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Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, upon the invitation of President Toomas Hendrik Ilves of the Republic of Estonia, will pay a state visit to Estonia on May 4-5, 2009. Also on May 5, at the end of their visit to Estonia, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia will travel to Latvia, upon the invitation of the President Valdis Zatlere to make another state visit, which will finish … Continue reading

Queen Rania enjoys a day with her children

  April 23, 2009 at 4:41 am by

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On April 22, Queen Rania was spotted with her 3 children; Prince Hashem, Princess Iman and and Princess Salma in Washington, DC. Rania enjoyed a walk on the streets of Washington and later sat at a park. The royals are currently on a working visit to the United States.

Abdullah & Rania meet with Pelosi

  April 23, 2009 at 4:22 am by

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His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan and Her Majesty Queen Rania meet with Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives. King Abdullah and Nancy held talks discussing bilateral relations, especially in the economic field. After the meeting, King Abdullah and Pelosi held a press conference with the King saying “We are ready to shoulder our responsibilities,” adding that the US has shouldered heavy burdens for many years. Pelosi … Continue reading

Princess Grace of Monaco Honored in Exhibits

  April 23, 2009 at 1:43 am by

Artist and Painting

This year marks what would have been Princess Grace of Monaco’s 80th birthday. Princess Grace, born Grace Patricia Kelly, an American Academy Award winning actress, married His Serene Highness Prince Rainier of Monaco and is the mother of Monaco’s current Sovereign, Prince Albert II. Although she died in 1982, she remains a popular figure in both American and European culture and it shows in the current headlines. In keeping with … Continue reading

Swedish State Visit to the Netherlands

  April 22, 2009 at 11:45 pm by

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Liberace eat your heart out! That must be what Beatrix, Silvia and Máxima spoke about on the telephone when deciding what to wear for the state visit which is currently underway between the two nations. All three women have brought elegance and glitz to the visit, which began yesterday morning when Queen Beatrix greeted King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia at the airport in Rotterdam. After a exchange of … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria attends European Youth Parliament

  April 22, 2009 at 11:16 pm by

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Crown Princess Victoria attended the European Youth Parliament conference on April 20th. The event took place at the Stockholm City Hall, where the Princess looked classically elegant in a simple cap-sleeved black dress with slightly curled hair. Victoria’s change in appearance since her engagement has lead Swedish newspaper Ystads Allehanda to report on the Princess’ new-found style, which they say is of “cool elegance” and similar to that of her … Continue reading

State Visit from India to Spain Continues

  April 22, 2009 at 4:28 pm by

Queen Sofia and President Patil

On the second day of her visit to Spain, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil attended a meeting with the Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, in which they talked about the current financial crisis, the commercial relations between India and Spain and their cooperation in the fight against terrorism. After the meeting, representatives of both governments signed three bilateral agreements in the fields of agriculture, tourism and industry in the … Continue reading

Infanta Cristina and her Family to move to Washington

  April 22, 2009 at 3:13 pm by

Infanta Cristina and her family

The Royal House announced today that Infanta Crisitina, her husband, Iñaki Urdangarí­n, and their four children will move at the end of the summer to Washington DC. The reason for the move is that Iñaki Urdangarín received a job offer by the Spanish company Telefónica Internacional which he accepted. Today Hola Magazine has published some unconfirmed rumors: that the Royal couple will stay in Washington for almost two years, and … Continue reading

Mathilde voted most popular European princess by PdV

  April 22, 2009 at 2:28 pm by

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Princess Mathilde was voted the most popular and best future Queen Consort by a poll of the French royalty magazine Point de Vue. She received 47,8% of the votes, and led the poll by a large margin. Second in the poll was the Dutch Princess Máxima (21,1%), closely followed by Letizia, the Princess of Asturias (17,8%). Only 10% of the votes went to Mary of Denmark, and Mette-Marit of Norway … Continue reading

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