HH Gen. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Education Council, has instructed that Dh 4 million be given to students and undergraduates which will help them to purchase books from the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair which kicked off today in Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Mohammed’s grant will also include the distribution of 1,000 children’s bags that contain 10 newly published … Continue reading
On Day two of the visit to Portugal, King Abdullah opened on Tuesday a drug factory affiliated to Amman-based Hikma Pharmaceuticals. During the opening, King Abdullah was briefed by Hikma Vice Chairman Mazen Darwazah on the manufacturing process in the factory which rely on using advanced technologies. Later that day, King Abdullah met with the Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates to discuss bilateral cooperation and efforts to launch serious negotiations … Continue reading
On March 17th 2009 Princess Märtha Louise of Norway attended the opening ceremony of a light fountain at St. Olav square in Oslo. This was the the Princess’ first public engagement after her maternity leave. Märtha Louise gave birth to her third daughter, Emma Tallulah Behn, in September 2008. The Princess and her family have last been seen in January 2009 during the christening of Emma Tallulah. Pictures of Princess … Continue reading
Princess Madeleine of Sweden attended the charity auction “Min Stora Dag” (in English: “My great day”) at “Stockholm auction house” on March 17, 2009, in Sweden’s capital Stockholm. Stockholms “Auktionsverk” (Swedish for “Stockholm’s Auction House”) founded in 1674 in Sweden is the world’s oldest auction house. Pictures of the Princess during the auction can be found in this thread.
On the 2nd day of the 4 day visit to Mexico Princess Mette-Marit visited the HIV/AIDS center clinica in Condesa. Later the crown princely couple held a speech to students in the auditorium Alfonso Caso. The couple visited Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, where the Crown Prince gave a lecture, and the Crown Princess opened an architecture exhibition by Kristin Jarmund. In the evening there has been an official reception … Continue reading
The Prince of Orange has spoken at the 5th World Water Forum. The forum began on Monday, March 16th, when a summit meeting for heads of state was held at Istanbul’s Ciragan Palace. The Forum is held every three years, and this year’s key themes are sanitation, climate change and increasing demand for water. Prince Willem-Alexander is the Chairman of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board for Water and Sanitation. … Continue reading
The Luxembourg Government passed an amendment to Article 34 of the Luxembourg Constitution on March 12th, removing Grand Duke Henri’s power to vote on parliamentary matters. The Grand Duke now has a more ceremonial role in the Government; while he must sign the acts and bills of parliament, he does not enact them. This is much like the role of several of Henri’s European counterparts. The issue of the Grand … Continue reading
His Majesty King Constantine II, Former King of Greece, Queen Anne-Marie and Princess Irene held a private memorial service for King Paul and Queen Frederika of Greece on March 15 at the royal family’s former estate of Tatoi. King Pavlos and Queen Frederika had three children, King Constantine, Queen Sophia of Spain and Princess Irene. Members of the both the Spanish and Greek sides of the royal family attended a … Continue reading
This evening the Queen, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik (on crutches), Crown Princess Mary, Princess Benedikte, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended a ball hosted by the Queen for over four hundred distinguished musicians, artists, architects, instructors and sportspeople, including Henning Larsen and Bent Fabricius-Bjerre, at Christianborg Slot. Also invited are various Danish dignitaries, such as the Prime Minister, Fogh Rasmussen, the Minister of Trade and the Minister of Cultural … Continue reading
Yesterday Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg received in an audience the Director General of the Grand-Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM), Marie-Claude Beaud at Chateau Berg, a private residence of the Grand-Ducal Family situated about 30 kilometres from Luxembourg City. For more information, please see this thread.
The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, has accepted the resignation the prime minister and his cabinet, Kuwaiti official Television reported on Monday. Kuwait’s government resignation comes after the Islamist lawmakers submitted three requests to question Prime Minister Sheikh Naser Mohammed Al Ahmad Al Sabah on political crisis. It is the fourth time the cabinet has resigned in two years. The last cabinet resigned in November after … Continue reading
At the opening of the 5th World Water Forum (WWF) on Monday in Istanbul, Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito said in his keynote speech that he hopes the international community will increase its efforts to tackle the issue of global warming as it is closely related to water-related issues in the world. The prince especially stressed the significance of a free and open discussion of global water issues. Government ministers from … Continue reading
Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit of Norway arrived in Mexico City on 15th of march. The official programme of the royal couple started on 16 March. On their first day the crown princely couple lay a wreath at the National Monument Ninos Heroes, payed a visit to the Frida Kahlo Museum and were welcomed by at Los Pinos by President Calderon. The Crown Prince and his wife are received by … Continue reading
Her Majesty Queen Rania on Monday received the Council of Europe’s (COE) North-South Prize in recognition of her concerted efforts to increase public awareness on global interdependence issues and foster inter-cultural dialogue between Eastern and Western cultures. Queen Rania gave a speech at the Portuguese parliament after beeing awarded the 2008 edition of the North-South Prize. The North-South Prize is awarded to those who contribute to the defense and promotion … Continue reading
On March 14th, Prince Felix attended the final of the Coupe de Luxembourg des dames (LaLux Ladies Cup). At the end of the game, Felix presented the winning team – Residence – with the trophy. The Prince attended the event as patron for the Luxembourg Basketball Federation. More information can be found in this thread.
HRH Princess Eugenie of York, who is currently taking a gap year after finishing at Marlborough College, has reportedly been forced to scrap plans for a South American trip because of fears for her security. Princess Eugenie, who has a personal royal protection officer, was in Mumbai days before gunmen targeted tourists there in 2008. Her father, HRH The Duke of York, is apparently worried for his daughter’s continued safety … Continue reading
King Abdullah II and Queen Rania have arrived in the Portugal capital Lisbon on a two day official visit. King Abdullah and Queen Rania were received by Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva and first lady Maria Cavaco Silva at the Belem Presidential Palace for the welcome ceremony. After the welcome ceremony, King Abdullah and the Portuguese President held talks with King Abdullah saying The two countries wanted Israel and the … Continue reading
Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah arrived in Fez, Morocco on a working visit that will be followed by an official visit to Portugal. Their Majesties were were welcomed by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, who was accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and SAR Princess Lalla Salma at the international airport Fez Saiss. After the welcome ceremony at the airport, King Abdullah II … Continue reading
The rain couldn’t keep the Melbournians away from the MCG on Saturday, likewise the SCG in Sydney; to attend the sold-out Sound Relief concert to benefit the victims of last month’s Victorian Black Saturday bushfires and the Queensland floods. And it wasn’t only the top-grade music line-up to receive rapturous applause: when Princes William and Harry appeared on the big screens in both venues via a pre-recorded video, the crowds … Continue reading
As previously announced, His Serene Highness the Prince of Monaco is scheduled to arrive in Istanbul for the Fifth Annual World Water Forum. While Monday’s visits will include several low key heads of state meetings, on Tuesday March 17 Prince Albert II will provide an hour long lecture entitled “Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation: Projects and Initiatives Within the Fields of Integrated and Sustainable Water Resource Management.” In preparation … Continue reading