Saudi King and President Obama meet in London

  April 3, 2009 at 8:36 pm by

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Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and US President Barack Obama held talks on Thursday on the sidelines of a G-20 summit. Reuters reports that the two leaders”reaffirmed the long-standing, strong relationship between the two countries” and they also talked about “international cooperation regarding the global economy, regional political and security issues, and cooperation against terrorism,” the White House said, according to Reuters.

AMADE, Fight Aids Monaco Agreement

  April 3, 2009 at 2:55 pm by

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HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover and her sister HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco, in their roles as President of AMADE and Fight Aids Monaco respectively, renewed the 2008 agreement between the organizations to assist AIDS orphans in Burundi. The signing took place during the 46th Annual AMADE Assembly in Monaco which took place April 2 and 3 and included a benefit dinner in the Empire Room of the Hotel de … Continue reading

Easter Vacations in Sikkilsdalen

  April 3, 2009 at 11:34 am by

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Today the easter vacations of the Norwegian Royal Family started. King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon with Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, as well as Märtha Louise with her husband Ari Behn and their children Maud Angelica, Leah Isadora and Emma Tallulah were pictured at the Oslo main station where they took a train to Sikkilsdalen where the Family is going to spend easter. The King and … Continue reading

Princess Mabel opens “Movies that Matter” Film Festival

  April 3, 2009 at 12:59 am by

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Last night, Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau (in her position as director of The Elders) officially opened Amnesty International’s “Movies that Matter” film festival in The Hague. Accompanied by her husband, Queen Beatrix’s middle son Prince Friso, Mabel stated, “Movies can of course play an important role in connecting us beyond our own borders and in inspiring change. That is what Movies That Matter is all about – explaining big issues … Continue reading

Danish Royals help celebrate Home Guard’s 60th Anniversary

  April 3, 2009 at 12:58 am by

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The Danish Royal Family was out in force on Wednesday April 1st to help the Danish Home Guard celebrate their 60th anniversary. The eyes of royal-watchers were split between Crown Princess Mary in her military uniform and Princess Marie’s baby bump. After being promoted to lieutenant in the Home Guard in February, Denmark’s future Queen joined her fellow officiers of the Total Defence Region Copenhagen in the parade’s celebration. Also … Continue reading

Mrs Obama or Mrs Octopus?

  April 2, 2009 at 11:16 pm by

The Queen and Mrs Obama

“Who touched who first?” No, it’s not a transcript from Gary Glitter’s latest trial; it’s the question on everyone’s lips after Her Majesty The Queen and The First Lady of the United States of America enjoyed a little cuddle at Buck House last night. Though being briefed on Royal protocol, the Obamas seemed to prefer their own blend of modern friendliness and traditional etiquette and it obviously got the Royal … Continue reading

Prince Nikolaos Attends Dinner at London Gallery

  April 2, 2009 at 10:16 pm by

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His Royal Highness Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark attended a dinner hosted by the editor of British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea on April 1. His Royal Highness, dressed in a dark blue suit and tie, attended with his longtime companion Tatiana Blatnik, which set off yet another firestorm of engagement suggestions. Vogue.com‘s noted that the dinner, in honor of Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini … Continue reading

Princess Letizia’s Audiences

  April 2, 2009 at 2:07 pm by

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Today Princess Letizia met with some of her former colleagues in the news industry who were promoting the humanitarian project “Drawn for Africa”. Journalists Miguel Ángel Oliver and Marta Reyero created this project some months ago; whose main goal is the promotion of cultural, economic and social development in Africa. The project has since encouraged more Spanish journalists to join the project. Among other initiatives, it promotes systems of housing … Continue reading

Dubai’s Ruler aiming to win Kentucky Derby

  April 2, 2009 at 5:55 am by

The Kentucky Derby

Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has decided to participate in the kentucy derby after two of his three-year-old colts dominated the UAE races. Regal Ransom and Desert Party who finished about 15 lengths ahead of their closest rivals in the US$2 million race are both owned by the sheikh’s powerful Godolphin Racing stable. The colts next race could be the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky … Continue reading

Sweden’s King and Queen have a Busy Day

  April 2, 2009 at 12:00 am by

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Yesterday, the King and Queen of Sweden had a busy day. First, the pair attended the inauguration of the Sweden-America Centre in Karlstad. At the centre, Carl Gustaf and Silvia viewed exhibits of American/Swedish newspapers and sculptures. The pair then moved to the University of Karlstad, where they attended a chemistry lecture at the Children’s University. More information and pictures of the pair’s busy day can be found here.

Princess Máxima opens Colourful Business Event

  April 1, 2009 at 11:30 pm by

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Earlier today, Princess Máxima of the Netherlands opened the Colourful Business Event in Rotterdam’s Ahoy Centre. The Colourful Business Event focuses on entrepreneurs with cultural backgrounds, women and those who are self-employed. The event’s theme was “Networking for Success”, as networking if one of the most important elements in an organisation’s success. During the day, various guest speakers and guests participated in a number of corporate presentations and classes. The … Continue reading

Queen Silvia attends ‘Spread the Sign’ inauguration

  April 1, 2009 at 11:11 pm by

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On March 31st, Queen Silvia attended the inauguration of a new website translation tool called ‘Spread the Sign‘. The website is an international dictionary of sign languages, where the user types in their desired word and a video showing the word in sign language comes on to the screen. The inauguration took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, as was also attended the Swedish Education Minister, Jan … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Receives US President at Buckingham Palace

  April 1, 2009 at 5:55 pm by

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HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh had a private meeting on Wednesday at Buckingham Palace with American President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The four met first in front of cameras at the Palace before having tea privately. As a gesture of goodwill, the couples exchanged gifts. The Obamas received a signed photo of The Queen and The Duke in a silver frame, a standard … Continue reading

Princess Astrid on RBM Tour – Part 3

  April 1, 2009 at 4:30 pm by

Princess Astrid in the UAE

Princess Astrid, Special Representative of the Roll Back Malaria programme of the UN, is on a week-long visit to Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar. Today, 1 April, the Princess left Saudi Arabia and moved on to the UAE. She started her visit in Abu Dhabi, with a visit to Minister of Health, Humaid Mohammed Obaid al Qattami, to discuss the UAE’s strategy in eradicating the disease. Princess Astrid praised the … Continue reading

Victoria visits Rio de Janeiro

  April 1, 2009 at 2:21 pm by

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden visits Rio de Janeiro from April 1st to 4th. The Princess will attend the seminar “Children with disabilities and an independent life” . Ericsson will host a visit to the Grael Foundation which focuses on enabling children and young adults in need from age nine get the opportunity to learn how to sail, swim and learn seamanship with the purpose to creating a better future. … Continue reading

Princess Astrid on RBM Tour – Part 2

  April 1, 2009 at 2:11 pm by

Prince Alwaleed and Princess Astrid

Princess Astrid of Belgium, Special Representative to Roll Back Malaria (RBM) is on a tour of a week in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE, to promote consciousness of malaria and how it can be prevented. Last Sunday, 29 March, the Princess met with Prince Alwaleed and his wife, Princess Amira at his office in the Kingdom Tower in Riyadh. Prince Alwaleed and Princess Amira hosted a luncheon for the … Continue reading

Queen Beatrix Meets President Karzai

  April 1, 2009 at 5:07 am by

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Yesterday Queen Beatrix reived president Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan at an audience in Huis ten Bosch palace, The Hague. The president visited The Hague as he attended the special Afghanistan summit in the World Forum. Other attendees were US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and UN secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The latter stayed with the queen at Huis ten Bosch Palace. Earlier that day the queen visited an elementary school … Continue reading

Prince Constantijn Supervises Stedelijk Museum

  April 1, 2009 at 4:52 am by

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Queen Beatrix’s youngest son, prince Constantijn, will become a member of the supervisory board of the ‘Stedelijk Museum’ (City Museum) in Amsterdam. According to a spokesperson of the museum, Prince Constantijn has great affinity with modern and contemporary art. And the prince’s “sharp analytical skills, his international experience and his knowledge of European and international governance” has been the reason to appoint him in this function. The board also gets … Continue reading

Albert & Paola in Waregem

  March 31, 2009 at 3:13 pm by

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This morning, 31 March, King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium visited thecity of Waregem. They started the visit at the city hall, signing the obligatory documents, and then went around the market to greet the people gathered there. The sunny weather had persuaded many people to come out to see the monarchs. Around 11 o’clock the King visited Thermote & Vanhalst, a company for forklift trucks, aerial platforms … Continue reading

Spain National Awards for Sports

  March 31, 2009 at 3:12 pm by

The royal family at the awards

Yesterday, the Spanish Royal Family attended at the Royal Palace the official ceremony of delivery of National Sports for Awards 2009. The awards are hosted by the National Council for Sports, whose principal intention is to reward the more outstanding Spanish sportsman, associations and sports institutions of the year. Among others winners, this year the “Queen Sofia Award” goes to tennis players Virginia Ruano and Ana Isabel Medina, who won … Continue reading

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