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

Spanish Coat of Arms

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

Jordan’s King meets Obama

  April 22, 2009 at 5:35 am by

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His Majesty King Abdullah and US President Barack Obama held talks on Tuesday at the Oval Office in the White House. The two leaders discussed about a comprehensive peace in the Middle East and resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state solution. King Abdullah and Obama underlined the need to continue coordination and consultation at the highest levels to support efforts to move forward towards peace with … Continue reading

Queen Rania launches the Global Action Week

  April 22, 2009 at 4:48 am by

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On Tuesday, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan officially launched the April 20-26 Global Action Week which is organised by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) to fight illiteracy worldwide with 75 million children currently out of school. The event took place at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. The Queen called on millions around the world, including teachers, children, campaigners, adult learners and parents to take part in … Continue reading

State Visit from India to Spain Begins

  April 22, 2009 at 1:46 am by

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The Indian President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil accompanied by her husband Dr. Devisingh Ramsingh Shekhawat, arrived this morning at Madrid Airport to begin, for the first time in Indian and Spanish history, a State Visit to Spain. The Indian President was welcomed by Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain in an official ceremony at Pardo Palace, the official residence of Head of States during State Visits. Among other … Continue reading

Prince Bernhard Undergoes Surgery

  April 22, 2009 at 1:34 am by

Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau

Prince Bernhard, a nephew of Queen Beatrix, has undergone intestinal surgery to remove benign tissue in his bowel. The surgery took place yesterday at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, and was performed by Dr WA Bemelmans. The RVD reported that the surgery went to plan, and the Prince is recovering. The Prince underwent a similar surgery in April last year, and is known to suffer from Crohn’s disease. More … Continue reading

Infanta Elena Promotes the Charity Campaign “A Toy, A Joy”

  April 21, 2009 at 3:20 pm by

Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo

On April 17th in Zarzuela Palace, Infanta Elena met with representatives of the organizers and collaborators of the caring campaign “Un Jugete, Una Ilusión” ( “A Toy, A Joy” in English) which is organized by the Crecer Jugando Foundation and Radio Nacional de España under the Honorary Presidency of H.R.H. Infanta Elena. The main intention of the campaign, created in 2000, is to send toys to developing countries, non-governmental organizations … Continue reading

Crown Princess Masako: One Big Step More on the Way Towards Recovery

  April 21, 2009 at 11:48 am by

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Last Sunday, Crown Princess Masako of Japan, who has suffered stress-induced illness while struggling to adjust to royal life, made her first public appearance outside of Tokyo in about 15 months. The princess attended the 20th national “Midori no Aigo” green conservation event at the Yokohama Animal Forest Park, along with her husband, Crown Prince Naruhito. After an address of the crown prince on the importance of greenery in attempts … Continue reading

Spanish Royals Award the Cervantes Prize 2008

  April 21, 2009 at 5:44 am by

Miguel de Cervantes

As per tradition, yesterday Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias, hosted a lunch at the Royal Palace for representatives of the letter-writing world to commemorate the grant of the Cervantes Prize 2008. The Miguel de Cervantes Prize was founded in 1974 and it is awarded annually by the Ministry of Culture, whose main goal is to honour the lifetime achievement … Continue reading

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