Abdullah To Attend Qatar Arab Summit

  March 11, 2009 at 3:46 am by

King Abdullah II of Jordan

King Abdullah of Jordan accepted an invitation to the attened the Qatari 21st Summit of the Arab League when he received a letter from the Emir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, which was delivered by the Qatar Head of State Abdullah Ben Khalifa Atiyeh. The Jordan sovereign also told Atiyeh of his hopes that the meeting will contribute to a position that takes into account the urgent challenges and threats … Continue reading

Crown Prince Frederik Has Surgery

  March 10, 2009 at 5:54 pm by

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It has been reported that Crown Prince Frederik has undergone surgery to repair a fractured leg. He sustained the injury during the family’s skiing holiday in Switzerland a few weeks ago. Apparently he injured his leg while riding on a sled with his children, but was unaware of the injury for a while after it happened. There were no reports at the time of any sledding accidents, and Prince Christian … Continue reading

Princess Astrid and prince Laurent Keep Their Donation – For Now

  March 10, 2009 at 5:29 pm by

Belgian Coat of Arms

The chairman of the Belgian senate, Armand de Decker (Walloon liberals), who is a member of the commission of parliamentarians who are researching the donation of the Belgian royal family, denies that princess Astrid and prince Laurent will not receive a donation anymore. Newspaper De Standaard reports that he also is critical of Pol van den Driessche, a Flemish Christian democrat who also is a member of the commission that … Continue reading

Sonja and Mette-Marit Celebrate International Women’s Day

  March 10, 2009 at 5:25 pm by

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, fifteen women of different backgrounds were invited to tea with Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit at the Royal Palace in Oslo. The women originally from Afghanistan, China, Peru, Somalia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Colombia and Eritrea. They talked about their backgrounds, their lives in Norway, their activities, their special interests, their health issues and how they have built their own lives in an “alien” country with … Continue reading

Princess Letizia Celebrates Rare Diseases Day

  March 10, 2009 at 12:42 pm by

The Princess of Asturias attends the Rare Disease Day event

The Princess of Asturias celebrated today, for the first time in Spain and the second in Europe, the Rare Diseases Day 2009 which was organized by the Spanish Federation of Rare Diseases (FEDER), a non profit organization founded in 1999. Its main goal is “the visibility of these rare diseases and advocating for the rights of people living with rare diseases”. On the First International Day FEDER wants to give … Continue reading

Crown Prince meets 24 Ex-Prisoners

  March 10, 2009 at 3:47 am by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces in presence of Saif bin Zayed, the Minister of Interior met with 24 former prison inmates who had completed a professional rehabilitation programme implemented by the Higher Colleges of Technology in conjunction with the Ministry of Interior. Sheikh Mohammed said white addressing the former prisoners that the real wealth of the nation … Continue reading

Commonwealth Day Observance

  March 9, 2009 at 11:03 pm by

An official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

9 March 2009: Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip today attended a special service at Westminster Abbey to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Commonwealth. In her Commonwealth Day message, the Queen emphasised the importance of young people to the Commonwealth, noting that one billion members of Commonwealth countries are under the age of 25. According to polls carried out in Britain, however, many young people do not … Continue reading

Philip Treacy: Milliner to the Royal Ladies

  March 9, 2009 at 1:30 pm by

A selection of The Duchess of Cornwall's Philip Treacy hats

Garden Parties, Ascot, Trooping the Colour and Royal weddings are every milliners dream event and the current favourite of within the British Royal Family is Philip Treacy. image1 Born in Ireland in 1967, Treacy has become ONE of the world’s greatest milliners therefore it is not surprising that his client list includes the Duchess of Cornwall, the Countess of Wessex and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York as well as … Continue reading

February 2009 Picture of the Month Polls

  March 9, 2009 at 11:27 am by

Please vote in the February 2009 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll showcases pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll features portraits of historical royalty from both reigning and non-reigning monarchies. The polls will remain open until March 27, 2009.

Pope to visit Jordan in May

  March 9, 2009 at 10:02 am by

Pope Benedict XVI

Upon an invitation by His Majesty King Abdullah II, Pope Benedict XVI will start a four day visit to Jordan starting May 8. This will be the Pope’s first trip to the region as head of the Catholic Church. During the visit, King Abdullah will discuss the relations between the Kingdom and the Vatican as well as issues related to promoting inter-faith dialogue and Muslim-Christian coexistence. The visit will be … Continue reading

Haya at Rugby Finals

  March 9, 2009 at 3:31 am by

Princess Haya at the rugby finals

An estimated of over 30,000 rugby fans turned out to watch the final matches of the womens and mens rugby World Cup Sevens 2009. The trophies were presented to the winning teams by Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Australia won the women’s World Cup when they beat New Zealand … Continue reading

New Zealand To Restore Titles

  March 8, 2009 at 9:40 pm by

Rt. Hon. John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, has announced the restoration of Knight and Dame titles, which were dropped by the previous Labour government in 2000. It was widely believed at the time that the replacement of these titles, which are linked to the British honours system, was a step down the road to eventual republicanism and separation from Britain. The Knight and Dame titles were replaced by the … Continue reading

The Duke of Edinburgh Visits Britain’s Oldest Floating Warship

  March 8, 2009 at 7:36 pm by

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh traveled to Hartlepool on March 6 to pay a visit to the HMS Trincomalee, the oldest floating warship in Britain. The Duke is the patron of the ship’s trust. The Duke’s visit was timed to coincide with the opening of a new exhibit on the three-masted ship, “Worlds of Trincomalee.” The HMS Trincomalee was finished in 1817 in Bombay, commissioned in 1812 by the Royal … Continue reading

Charles in Tory Charity Bungle

  March 8, 2009 at 1:03 pm by

Image from TRF Avatar Collection

In an interview for the 2002 documentary series “Queen and Country”, Susan Crosland (wife of the late former Foreign Secretary) said of the Royal Family and politics, “One naturally assumes they would be Conservative”. Has Mrs Crosland hit on something we wonder? It’s no secret that the Queen Mother wasn’t keen on Tony Blair and the spats between the Queen and Lady Thatcher are fairly well documented but this recent … Continue reading

Mohammed Bin Rashid attends poetry evening

  March 8, 2009 at 10:10 am by

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended on Saturday the poetry evening that featured the recital of poems by Dubai’s Crown Prince, HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The poems of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed … Continue reading

Malaysian King & Queen to visit Vietnam

  March 8, 2009 at 9:51 am by

Malaysian Coat of Arms

Malaysian King Sultan Tuanku Mizan and Queen Tuanku Nur Zahirah will start a state visit to Vietnam starting March 12 -15, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The visit is being made by the invitation of Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet.

Website on Qaboos wins two awards

  March 8, 2009 at 9:41 am by

Sultan Qaboos of Oman

A website on Oman’s visionary leader, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, has won two prestigious awards at the Oman Web Awards 2008. Website designer Hamoud Mohd Alazri said about the award “We are very delighted to achieve this distinction in our maiden attempt and would like to dedicate this award to His Majesty in earnest sincerity.” The winner website is ..:: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said ::.., and … Continue reading

March 2009 Newsletter: The 1910s

  March 7, 2009 at 8:54 pm by

March’s newsletter focuses on the world events of the 1910′s. This is the time of the Great War, which signals not only the beginning of “modern” times, but mostly the end of an era and certainly the end of reign for many a royal family. We hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter. We hope that you enjoy this month’s newsletter. Lady Jennifer, Kimebear, LadyLeana and Zonk Administrative Notes Changes to … Continue reading

Danish Crown Princely Family in Miami

  March 7, 2009 at 6:24 pm by

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Crown Prince Frederik is currently competing in the 2009 Acura Miami Grand Prix regatta in Miami, Florida. His family – Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella – joined him on the trip; arriving on the fourth of March for the competition. Frederik competes in Farr40 class sailing, on his boat Nanoq. The prince and his crew are currently 11th in the competition (out of twelve boats), with two … Continue reading

Imperial Couple and Commoners to Celebrate their Wedding Anniversary Together

  March 7, 2009 at 5:44 pm by

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According to their concept of an imperial family that “lives with the people, sharing their joys and sorrows”, Empress Akihito and Empress Michiko are going to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in April together with a hundred Japanese commoner couples who mark their golden wedding anniversary this year. There is certainly good reason for the imperial couple to celebrate this day as it marks their success in making the very … Continue reading

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