Mohammed’s 2-day visit to Moscow

  March 31, 2009 at 10:34 am by

Prime Minister Putin and Sheikh Mohammed

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, was in Moscow on a 2-day visit which came by invitation of Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin. Sheikh Mohammed met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. They discussed on expanding base of cooperation to increase the trade exchange in line with growing friendship relations, described by the Russian President as historic. Sheikh Mohammed … Continue reading

‘I Felt The Need To Defend Queen Juliana’

  March 31, 2009 at 6:08 am by

A new book on the late Queen Juliana (Juliana: an underestimated queen) will be available in stores tomorrow. The author tells in an interview with athe Reformatorisch Dagblad that he felt the need to defend queen Juliana after the book that was published half a year ago by Prof. C. Fasseur about the crisis at the Dutch court with faith healer Greet Hofmans in the fifties. Fasseur has been critisized for being biased and for only … Continue reading

Biography of Princess Máxima: ‘Bridget Jones Revisited’

  March 31, 2009 at 5:46 am by

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Almost a year ago it was announced that two Argentinian journalists, Gonzalo Alvarez Guerrero and Soledad Ferrari, promised a ‘revealing book abour princess Máxima of The Netherlands. They promissed to give new facts about the years that princess Máxima still lived in Argentina, about her childhood and about her love life. The princess herself didn’t seem too nervous about it: ‘My life is an open book’, she commented. Her husband … Continue reading

Princess Margriet Plays With LEGO

  March 31, 2009 at 5:11 am by

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During her visit to the ‘Zorg in Friesland’ conference, princess Margriet of the Netherlands shortly took her chance when she saw the blocks of LEGO and added some of them together during a workshop. The princess visited the Abe Lenstra stadium in Heerenveen this morning, to attend the conference of people in health care in Friesland. During the conference various people who are involved with health care at home in … Continue reading

Princess Mathilde Keeps Her Promise

  March 31, 2009 at 5:00 am by

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Princess Mathilde of Belgium has visted ‘t Goteringenhof, a social project for children and seniors in Gooik, Kester. The farm is owned by Dirk Decoster and Anita Baeyens. Last year the princess was unable to attend the agricultural fair ‘Agriflanders’ and she asked if it was possible to visit the farm at another date, which was yesterday. ‘t Goteringenhof is not just an ordinairy dairy farm as they have 100 … Continue reading

Italy’s Dancing Prince Struck Gold

  March 31, 2009 at 4:30 am by

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Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy (36) who won the Italian version of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ 10 days ago, has struck gold with his decision to join the competition. The prince who struggled to be taken seriously for years has now received several interesting offers, among them some from political parties who want him as their candidate for the European elections in June. The grandson of Italy’s last king Umberto … Continue reading

Princess Anne Visits The Falklands and South Georgia

  March 31, 2009 at 2:36 am by

The Princess Royal

31 March 2009. Princess Anne, accompanied by Vice Admiral Laurence, is visiting the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, a part of the world she last visited in 2007. She was invited by the South Georgia Heritage Trust, an organisation of which she is Patron. In the Falkland Islands, the Princess has carried out a series of engagements similar to those she might perform in Britain, visiting a police station, a … Continue reading

Mexican President Calderón Makes State Visit to Britain

  March 30, 2009 at 3:17 pm by

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President Calderón of Mexico, and his wife, Margarita Zavala, have arrived to Buckingham Palace today for a state visit ahead of the upcoming G20 Summit in London. The Queen and Prince Philip greeted their visitors in style with a pomp-filled parade at Horseguards near the Mall. President Calderón’s state visit is the first by a Mexican head of state to Britain in almost 25 years; President Miguel de la Madrid’s … Continue reading

Protocol of A State Visit

  March 30, 2009 at 4:53 am by

Buckingham Palace

This morning The Queen will welcome The President of Mexico to The UK at the start of his State Visit. A state visit (especially where a Monarch is involved) is one of the most formal royal events, full of ceremonial and protocol. Queen Elizabeth II has maintained the traditions of the Edwardian Court and continues to entertain state visitors in a manner more suitable of the 1900′s. Nevertheless these great … Continue reading

Prince Nayef named Second Deputy PM

  March 30, 2009 at 2:58 am by

Prince Nayef of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Minster Prince Nayef has been appointed as second Deputy Prime Minister, third in the political hierarchy after King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and his brother and Defence Minister Prince Sultan. Prince Sultan was then named first Deputy Prime Minister. King Abdullah, who is in his mid-eighties, is also the Prime Minister. Prince Nayef has been elevated to the post which has been open since the death of death … Continue reading

Is Japan’s Monarchy Anti-Democratic?

  March 29, 2009 at 8:50 pm by

Emperor Hirohito of Japan

“The monarchy is a brake on any hopes of deepening Japanese democracy and making it real. As long as it exists, democracy has quotes around it.” This is the opinion of Herbert Bix who has written a book about Emperor Hirohito that won the Pulitzer-prize. As Bix is an expert concerning the Japanese monarchy, his words are certainly well worth to be taken into careful consideration, disagreeable as their implications … Continue reading

Mary hits the right fashion note on US tour

  March 29, 2009 at 8:01 pm by

Mary and Frederik in Chicago

Over a week after the Spanish visit, Prince Frederick and Princess Mary made a 6 day visit to the US. To mark the trip a new picture was released of the couple (image1) in which Mary wore a simple grey tiered dress teamed with a cardigan by Missoni. The first engagement in Chicago (22 March) Mary wore a recycled Prada coat (image2) which was classic and understated. For an engagement … Continue reading

Dubai ruler’s two day visit to Moscow starts Monday

  March 29, 2009 at 9:21 am by

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Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will leave Monday morning for Moscow, heading a UAE delegation on a two-day visit to Russia in honour of an official invitation from Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin. During the visit, Sheikh Mohammed will hold talks with Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, on bilateral relations between the UAE and Russia and discuss new … Continue reading

Gulf Royals at $6 million Dubai World Cup

  March 29, 2009 at 3:03 am by

Birds-eye view of the event

The Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, watched the 14th edition of the horse racing Dubai World Cup which was launched at Nad al-Sheba racecourse on Saturday. H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum presented, the owner of the winner horse Well Armed horse and owners of Kentucky’s WinStar Farms with the 2009 Dubai World Cup in presence … Continue reading

The Issa Label and the Young British Royals

  March 28, 2009 at 7:31 pm by

Issa designs on Kate and Pippa Middleton, and the York sisters

Daniella Issa Helayel, Brazilian designer who created the fashion label Issa has become one of the main designers used by Kate Middleton. image1 Whilst Kate may not yet be a royal, the Issa label is also a favourite of Prince William’s cousins Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York as well as many other celebrities. Issa is known for its collection of beautiful silk patterned wrap dresses in bold prints (image2) … Continue reading

Princess Astrid on RBM tour

  March 28, 2009 at 6:18 pm by

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On 27 March, Princess Astrid, Special Representative for Roll Back Malaria, left on a visit around Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to raise consciousness in these countries about the devastating consequences of malaria, and how this disease can easily be prevented. She is accompanied by Prof. Dr. Awa Coll-Seck. On her first day, she met with Saudi Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, President of the Saudi … Continue reading

Crown Princess Margarita Surprised On Her 60th Birthday

  March 28, 2009 at 5:49 pm by

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Crown Princess Margarita of Romania celebrated her 60th birthday on March 26th in grand style. The princess was surprised by her husband, prince Radu. The prince has organised a dinner at the Cece palace in Bucharest that was attended by the family and many friends of the princess. Among them the crown prince of Serbia, his wife crown princess Katherine, archduke Domenic of Austria-Tuscany and archdukes Martin and Lorenz of … Continue reading

Busy Belgians

  March 28, 2009 at 5:09 pm by

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It has been a busy time for the Belgian Royals these past few days. While Princess Mathilde returned from the economic mission in Mexico, Prince Philippe travelled on to Panama for the second part of the mission. On 26 March he met Panama’s President Martin Torrijos at the Presidential Palace in Panama City. On his second and last day in Panama, the Prince visited an energy plant in Colon City, … Continue reading

Tough Empress Michiko Obliged To Surrender at Last

  March 28, 2009 at 4:55 pm by

Empress Michiko of Japan

As the Imperial Household Agency revealed on Tuesday, already in early February of this year Empress Michiko of Japan sustained a ligament injury in her left knee when she fell while playing tennis at the Imperial Palace. Although she admits that from that moment the knee has never stopped hurting she did not see a doctor about it until last Monday. Empress Michiko has been living through tough times for … Continue reading

Monaco’s Annual Rose Ball celebrates Rock’n Roll

  March 28, 2009 at 3:37 pm by

The Princess of Hannover and Prince Albert II at the Rose Ball

The 59th annual ‘Bal de la Rose’ (Rose Ball) was held Saturday evening in Monaco’s Salle des Etoiles – Sporting. This year’s theme, Rock’n Roll was truly inspired. Entertainment was provided by The Fratellis, a Scottish alternative rock band, and Chuck Berry. As the start of the Monaco social season, the event is always well attended by celebrities and socialites alike, even with a 1,500 US ticket cost for the … Continue reading

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