Pieter van Vollenhoven attends Book Presentation

  February 27, 2009 at 9:54 pm by

Click the image to see more from PPE Agency

Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven yesterday was presented with the first copy of a new book regarding the history of Soestdijk Palace; “Paleis Soestdijk – Drie eeuwen huis van Oranje’ (‘Soestdijk Palace – Three Centuries of the House of Orange’). The presentation took place, fittingly, at Soestdijk Palace in Baarn. According to the book’s publisher, Waanders Publishers, the book focuses on the past life of the Palace, as well as looking … Continue reading

Princess Marie and Prince Joachim in Tønder

  February 27, 2009 at 4:41 pm by

Click to see the photos from Belga Picture

Princess Marie and Prince Joachim attended the opening of the Garden and Consumer Fair in Tønder. This is actually one of Princess Marie’s first activities in her ‘home’ municipality. Princess Marie’s first solo event in Denmark has also been announced (she was not accompanied by Joachim when she went to Morocco, but has never done a solo event in Denmark before, possibly due to language difficulties), on the 5th March; … Continue reading

State visit to Thailand from Malaysia

  February 27, 2009 at 12:18 pm by

The Emblem of Thailand

Starting March 9th to the 12th, Malaysian King Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin will start a state visit to Thailand the spokesman of the Thai Foreign Ministry said Friday. Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya assured the Malaysians that Thailand has been fully prepared to receive the King of Malaysia during the state visit, a spokesman of the Thai Foreign Ministry said.

A True Fighter Will Never Give Up: Emperor Akihito of Japan and His Sense of Duty

  February 26, 2009 at 6:31 pm by

Emperor Akihito on January 2, 2009 celebrating the New Year

The Imperial Household Agency disclosed last month that it intends to lessen the burden on Emperor Akihito of Japan by reducing his duties throughout the year. There is apparently good reason in this measure: 75-year-old Akihito is shouldering a workload that surpasses that of his father, Emperor Showa, in considerable measure. Emperor Showa, at age 74, met foreign dignitaries and ambassadors on 75 occasions in one year, his son did … Continue reading

Prince Kyril Participates in Charity Golf Event

  February 26, 2009 at 5:24 pm by

View the image at 'Dusty Burrito' Blogspot

Today, Kyril, Prince of Preslav participated in a charitable golf event for the Codespa Foundation in Madrid, Spain. The Codespa Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Spain under the aegis of the Prince of Asturias that helps poor people and communities in developing countries of Asia, Africa and the Americas. Prince Kyril, the second son of King Simeon and Queen Margarita (née, Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela) of Bulgaria is married … Continue reading

Princess Letizia Visits Children’s Hospital

  February 26, 2009 at 3:31 pm by

Princess Letizia at the hospital

Princess Letizia visited today the Sondureta hospital in Palma de Mallorca, where she had the opportunity to learn about the work that the Medical Smile Association performs in infant hospitals. The principal intention of this association is to bring some laughter to children who are spending some difficult moments in hospitals. This is done by introducing professional and specialist clowns in order that, through humour, they can collaborate in the … Continue reading

Her Majesty Queen Rania attends UNICEF’s Regional Award

  February 26, 2009 at 12:23 pm by

click image to view full image at petra news agency

Her Majesty Queen Rania honoured the winners of UNICEF’s first Regional Award for Media on Child Rights under the title, “Positive Messaging on Adolescence”. The award winners in four media categories, television, radio, Internet and print media, are also the winners of the annual UNICEF media forum on child rights which was established four years ago. The theme for the 2009 UNICEF award will be “Promoting Health and Behaviour Change”, … Continue reading

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

View the image at Belga

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

Image from the TRF Avatar Gallery

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

Click on the image to see more from 'Allt om Barn'

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

Click the image to see the photo at the Daily Mail

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

Click the image to see the photo at Daylife

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

Click to see the gallery from Belga Images

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

Click to view full image during the meeting at wam

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

Click to view on petra

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

Click to view at ANP

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

Page 172 of 179« First...102030...170171172173174...Last »
Royal News to your Email

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox. Just sign up below and we will send you an email when the latest royal news is posted.

Close [X]