Kuwait and Jordan Hold Talks on Arab Development Summit

  February 26, 2009 at 3:20 am by

Sheikh Mohammed Sabah and King Abdullah

On Wednesday, His Majesty King Abdullah meet with visiting Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah for talks. Sheikh Mohammad handed over the Monarch a letter from Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah on efforts to realise Arab solidarity and current Arab and regional issues. The letter also included mechanisms to implement a $2 billion Arab development initiative … Continue reading

Prince Haakon at FIS Nordic World Ski Championships

  February 26, 2009 at 1:28 am by

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Crown Prince Haakon of Norway who is attending the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec, Czeck Republic was presented with a painting called Liberec by the mayor of Liberec, Jiri Kittner, yesterday.  Photo1 The prince was seen cheering for the Norwegian team during the events and later he chatted with the athletes and congratulated the winners. Photo2 Photo3 The championships run until 1 March 2009. The 2011 competition will … Continue reading

Queen Beatrix sends Condolences to Aircrash Victims

  February 26, 2009 at 12:24 am by

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Queen Beatrix has sent her deepest condolences, expressing her profound sadness, to the victims of yesterday’s aeroplane crash and their families. The Queen is in contact with the authorities in being updated on the crash. Nine people were killed and eighty-six injured when Turkish Airlines Flight 1951, en route from Istanbul, crashed on its approach to the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The plane was carrying 127 passengers and seven crew members. … Continue reading

Danish Crown Prince Family Photo Session in Switzerland

  February 25, 2009 at 11:30 pm by

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As they do every February, the Danish Crown Princely Family have gone for a skiing holiday in Switzerland. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary allowed a quick photo session to take place with their two children, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella, before returning to their privacy and friends. While the family has traditionally spent their skiing holiday in Verbier since 2002, this year the family opted for a more … Continue reading

Princess Eugenie Parties after Memorial Unveiling

  February 25, 2009 at 10:38 pm by

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It must have been a very long day Tuesday for HRH Princess Eugenie of York, daughter of HRH The Duke of York, who was snapped leaving trendy London nightclub Boujis at four o’clock on Wednesday morning after attending the unveiling of her great-grandmother’s new memorial earlier the previous day. The young princess apparently didn’t even have time to change her dress, as she was wearing the same polka-dot frock outside … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Meets Britain’s Paralympians

  February 25, 2009 at 10:28 pm by

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HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh hosted a reception Wednesday at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the achievements of Great Britain’s paralympic athletes. The British paralympic team took second place in the medal count at last year’s game, just behind the Chinese host team. They earned medals in sports as diverse as dressage and swimming, taking home around thirty gold medals on the whole. Also attending the reception … Continue reading

Duchess of Cornwall Visits Schoolgirls Raising Funds for Charity

  February 25, 2009 at 10:15 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall, 25-02-2009

The Duchess of Cornwall today visited The Royal School Hampstead, of which she is patron, to meet pupils who are taking part in fundraising for the National Osteoporosis Society. Camilla has been President of the National Osteoporosis Society since 2001 and takes a very personal interest in the work of the charity since her mother, Rosalind Shand, died of the disease in 1994 aged 72. The pupils at The Royal … Continue reading

Countess Alexandra Lights Candles for the Dead

  February 25, 2009 at 11:08 am by

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Countess Alexandra was back in Odense yesterday evening to light candles for the 600 babies who die each year in Denmark as the patron of the Danish Infant Death Association. Immediately afterwards, the Countess and Mayor Jan Boye of Odense attended an awards ceremony with the DID Association’s head, Hans Kristian Brødløs, in which they distributed awards to particularly deserving people; this year it was two politicians who had worked … Continue reading

UAE PM holds talks in Egypt

  February 25, 2009 at 9:51 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 arrived here in Cairo today. On arrival at the Cairo International Airport, Sheikh Mohammed was given a full protocol reception and was received by the Egyptian Prime Minister, Dr. Ahmed Nazif, a number of ministers, top army commanders and members of the UAE diplomatic mission in Cairo. President Hosni Mubarak and Sheikh … Continue reading

Marie and Joachim in Billund

  February 25, 2009 at 9:07 am by

The LEGO Logo

Princess Marie and Prince Joachim had a guided tour of the Lego factory in Billund today by Lego Fonden’s manager, Morten Aagaard. Joachim and Marie also joined in the work going on there, helping to box some of the 5,000 sets that will go to children in hospital. Princess Marie has been involved with the Lego Fund before; her first foreign visit, in Morocco, was to distribute lego to Morocco’s … Continue reading

Queen Rania Encourages Teachers, Students To Enhance Educational Process

  February 25, 2009 at 5:28 am by

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February 24, 2009 – Her Majesty Queen Rania encouraged teachers and students of Khadija Bint Khuwailed School for Girls to enhance the educational process and ensure the success of the Madrasati initiative during her visit to the school on Tuesday. During the visit, the Queen attended a seminar that focused on healthy nutrition and checked on the progress of the Royal Health Awareness Society’s (RHAS) National Healthy Schools Programme which … Continue reading

Qatar Emir in Sudan for Talks

  February 25, 2009 at 2:29 am by

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HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir held talks in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. The two leaders talked about relations between the two countries and means of bolstering them, in addition to Arab and international developments of mutual concern. After the talks, HH the Emir attended a luncheon banquet hosted in his honour by the Sudanese president. The talks where attended by HE … Continue reading

UAE Deputy PM meets Gerhard Schroeder

  February 25, 2009 at 1:55 am by

United Arab Emirates Coat of Arms

HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE’s Deputy Prime Minister, met in his palace the former German Chancellor and Chairman of the Emirati-German Friendship Society Gerhard Schroeder who is currently visiting the country. During the meeting they discussed the bilateral relations between UAE and Germany and explored ways for fostering them in the fields of economy, technology, industry and tourism. Schroeder said that his visit to the UAE will … Continue reading

Queen Beatrix opens ’200 Years of the Prix de Rome’ Exhibition

  February 25, 2009 at 1:10 am by

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Dutch Queen Beatrix yesterday, February 24, opened the ’200 Years of the Prix de Rome’ exhibition at the Rotterdam Kunsthalle. The exhibition highlights past winners of the Dutch branch of the art and architecture prize, originally founded in 1666 by King Louis XIV of France. The prize was opened in Holland in 1808 by Louis Napoleon of France. The Prix de Rome covers painting, drawing, photography, film and video, visual … Continue reading

The British Royal Family Assembles To Unveil Queen Mother Memorial

  February 24, 2009 at 5:59 pm by

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HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, and nearly all of the members of the British royal family turned out on the Mall today to unveil the new memorial statue of HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. The statue, which depicts The Queen Mum wearing the robes of the Order of the Garter, was placed just below the memorial statue to her late husband, King George VI. Two bronze … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria, Fiance, Parents, Speak to Sweden Regarding Engagement

  February 24, 2009 at 2:27 pm by

Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling

After years of speculations, the Swedish royal court finally announced the engagement of Crown Princess Victoria to gym-owner Daniel Westling. The official announcement was not only done by a simple press release, but a statement to Sweden, and the world, via online video. Sitting with his wife, his daughter and heir, and future son-in-law, King Carl XVI Gustaf gave the news Swedes everywhere have been waiting for. “Dear Swedes, at … Continue reading

The Queen Mother’s Memorial

  February 24, 2009 at 12:35 pm by

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

And so at last London gets a memorial of the Queen Mother that’s more than a few wirey gates, dented from an argument with a lorry. As well as the new statue of a young Queen Elizabeth, there’ll be bronze reliefs showing scenes from the Queen Mother’s life placed alongside it, depicting both the war role the Queen Mother played and her later years as Grandmother of the nation. The … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria Engaged!

  February 24, 2009 at 8:19 am by

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Today at 2 pm, the Swedish Court formally announced the engagement of Crown Princess Victoria, 31, with Daniel Westling, 35, her boyfriend since 2002. The couple met in 2001, at Daniel’s fitness center. After the wedding, Daniel will be known as Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland. One Swedish tabloid reported this morning that there would be a “konsilj” at the Palace, to discuss and formally announce the engagement, and the … Continue reading

Saudi crown prince has ‘successful’ operation

  February 24, 2009 at 5:50 am by

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According to the Saudi royal court,Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz underwent a successful operation in New York on Monday for an undisclosed health problem after arriving in New York three days ago. The Saudi Embassy nor the Saudi court gave any details of the medical condition of Prince Sultan, who is thought to be 84, but said “The treatment received by his highness has been successful, thank God,” the … Continue reading

Rumors of a Royal Engagement in Sweden

  February 24, 2009 at 4:44 am by

Swedish Coat of Arms

24/2/09. Some Swedish news outlets are reporting that a meeting of the entire Cabinet is being called for 1 pm Tuesday in order for the King to announce the engagement of Crown Princess Victoria to her long-term boyfriend Daniel Westling. There have been on-and-off rumors of an impending engagement between the Princess, who is 31, and 35-year-old Westling, a gym owner born in Örebro who has been the Princess’s boyfriend … Continue reading

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