Prince William in New Zealand – Day One

  January 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm by

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To describe Prince William’s first 24 hours in New Zealand as eventful is an understatement. The British royal’s day was full of engagements, ranging from sports to Maori traditions. First, the Prince took a tour of a construction site for Eden Park, a national rugby stadium to be opened in 2011. It will also be the location of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. William met with the members of the … Continue reading

Hamad & Mozah inaugurated “Musheireb – Heart of Doha”

  January 17, 2010 at 3:58 am by

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HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and his wife Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned, Chairperson of DOHALAND, officially launched the Heart of Doha project. The Heart of Doha project is a housing and building project which will be completed in 2016. The concept of the project is traditional Arabian architecture. During the opening, Sheikha Mozah said, “Our past clearly reflected that communities in Qatar have always been … Continue reading

Prince William Begins Tour of New Zealand

  January 16, 2010 at 11:09 pm by

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Prince William began his two-day official visit to New Zealand Sunday morning local time. With little fanfare, he was greeted by Prime Minister John Key and Governor-General Anand Satyanand at the Auckland International Airport. New Zealand is the first stop on the Prince’s five day tour of the Oceania area. An Australian visit is set for Tuesday. This tour is meant to give the second-in-line to the British throne a … Continue reading

Prince William Receives RAF Wings, as Kate Looks On

  January 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm by

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Britain’s Prince William received his RAF wings today, with those closest to him cheering him on. William recently completed a year long course in becoming a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot, something that has been a dream of his for while. The Prince and brought his father, Prince Charles, and stepmother Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, to the ceremony. Also there was William’s longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton and her family. Cameras caught the … Continue reading

Countess of Frederiksborg’s Father Passes Away

  January 13, 2010 at 8:28 pm by

Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg's monogram

Richard Manley, the 85-year-old father of HE the Countess of Frederiksborg, passed away earlier this week in a Vienna hospital. A statement released by the Countess stated that she, her two sisters and her mother Christa were by Mr Manley’s bedside when he passed, following a short illness. A funeral will take place in private on an undisclosed date. The Manleys moved to Mrs Manley’s hometown of Vienna, Austria in … Continue reading

Plans for 2010

  January 13, 2010 at 8:31 am by

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2010 is going to be a busy year for the Norwegian Royal Family. At the beginning of the year some of the upcoming events for the Royals have been named by a Norwegian newspaper. In March 2010 Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit will pay an official visit to Malaysia. In April Queen Margrethe II of Denmark will celebrate her 70th Birthday and the Norwegian Royals are evident on … Continue reading

First Award Named Princess of Asturias

  January 13, 2010 at 4:49 am by

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The Spanish National Council for Sports, who annually organise the National Sports Awards, announced today that this year’s edition will have a new addition, the Princess of Asturias Prize, which will be awarded to the most outstanding sportsmen or sportswoman with less than 18 years of age of the past year. The Award’s principal intention is to reward the more outstanding Spanish sportsman, sportswoman, associations and sports institutions of the … Continue reading

Sweden passes the EU Presidency to Spain

  January 13, 2010 at 4:35 am by

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On January 8, Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias, attended the gala of the official handing over of the presidency of the European Union’s council from Sweden to Spain, which will be held for the next six months. The Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt, the Spanish Minister for Culture, Ángeles … Continue reading

Middle East Gala in Austria

  January 13, 2010 at 4:30 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan attended the Middle East Gala on Sunday evening at Vienna’s City Hall. The gala is dedicated to the Trilateral Centre for European Studies, a cooperative by private Israeli university Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Palestinian Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem and the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) in Amman. The Centre offers Palestinian, … Continue reading

Prince William’s Visit to Lincolnshire

  January 11, 2010 at 3:45 pm by

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Monday was a busy day for Prince William. He was in Lincolnshire for a total of three visits – one to a hospital, another to a school, and then finally the Royal Air Force in Coningsby. In the morning, William went to St. Barnabas Hospice with his aunt, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, elder sister to the late Princess Diana and who is the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire. The Prince spent over … Continue reading

Princess Haya in Kenya

  January 10, 2010 at 5:24 am by

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HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein made a short trip to Kenya on January 8, 2010 in her role as a UN Messenger of Peace. The purpose of the visit was to encourage a local and global response to catastrophic food shortages. “As many as 20 million people in the region around the Horn of Africa are suffering from food shortages that have been exacerbated by the prolonged drought. One in … Continue reading

Fashion at the Danish New Years Courts

  January 9, 2010 at 7:11 am by

Queen Margrethe II at the 2010 New Year's Court

1st January 2010 – New Year Court banquet at Amalienborg Palace Queen Margrethe The Queen wore a fuschia gown with petal details on the hem. image The dress was actually a re-work of the overcoat she wore to Crown Prince Frederik’s wedding in May 2004. Worn with the gown was a diamond and pearl tiara. image Crown Princess Mary Mary wore a new dress by the Danish designer Jesper Hovring. … Continue reading

King and Queen of Jordan send wishes for 2010

  January 9, 2010 at 5:10 am by

The King and Queen's 2009 Holiday Card

As they do each year, King Abdullah and Queen Rania have sent a card to greet the New Year. This year they pose with their four children: Prince Hussein (15 years), Princess Iman (13 years), Princess Salma (9 years) and Prince Hashem (4 years). Also other members of Jordanian royal family sent their cards during these days. Princess Basma, the sister of late King Hussein, choose two pictures taken in … Continue reading

Final New Years Courts for 2010

  January 8, 2010 at 8:25 pm by

The Danish Royals at the second New Year's Court of 2010

The final two New Years Courts of 2010 were held on January 5th and 6th at Christian VII’s Palace in Amalienborg. The first court on the 5th began at 09:50, and invited the judges of the Danish Supreme Court, the Royal Lifeguards and the Hussar Guard Regiment officers to join HM Queen Margrethe II, TRH the Prince Consort, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. From there it was on … Continue reading

Annual NHO conference

  January 8, 2010 at 11:35 am by

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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway attened the annual NHO conference in the Norwegian Opera on Thursday, which had the title and theme: “Smarter Growth”. In the conference it is discussed how create jobs for the future, develop the welfare society and what can be done to stop the climate change. This also includes the development of new technology. NHO president Rieber opened the conference. In the … Continue reading

1930-2010: The wedding of Prince Umberto and Princess Maria José

  January 8, 2010 at 10:37 am by

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Prince Umberto of Savoy and Princess Maria José of Belgium (later King Umberto II and Queen Maria José of Italy) married in Roma on 8 January 1930, eighty years ago. The celebrations lasted 6 days, and were a glittering show of the state of well-being of Italy and of the power of the fascist government. On 5 January the members of the Belgian Royal Family and their retinue arrived by … Continue reading

Shania Twain to interview a Queen

  January 7, 2010 at 8:14 pm by

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Canadian Country star Shania Twain is to interview Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan later this month on the Radio One series, which is part of the CBC network. The interview is to discuss the Queen’s 1Goal charity, which is trying to get the G8 countries to enrol 72 million African children in school by 2015.

Portrait of William & Harry Unveiled

  January 6, 2010 at 9:15 pm by

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Today at London’s National Portrait Gallery, a historic portrait of royal brothers Princes William and Harry was unveiled. Done by Nicky Philipps, the 54in by 58in oil painting depicts the two in military uniform, having a conversation before a supposed big event. Prince William is shown wearing a blue sash and star of the Order of the Garter and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal, while Prince Harry is depicted wearing … Continue reading

And Another One…

  January 6, 2010 at 8:41 am by

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After several death threats against Queen Fabiola in the last week, today the newspaper La Dernière Heure reports that last night another letter was found at the post sorting center in Anderlecht (Brussels). According to the newspaper the letter is identical to the one they received two days ago. The police of Brussels South picked up the letter and started an investigation. Meanwhile,the police says they tightened the security of … Continue reading

Neighbours Invite Queen Beatrix For Coffee

  January 5, 2010 at 9:42 pm by

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Dutch television programme RTL Boulevard has checked the neighbourhood of Queen Beatrix to see how well the neighbours know each other and the queen. During her Christmas message queen Beatrix mentioned that these days sometimes even neighbours are strangers for each other: ‘you speak to each other without a conversation, you look at each other without seeing’. The programme interviewed the neighbours of the queen, if they ever went for … Continue reading

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