Qatar Emir Visits The Gulf Countries

  November 2, 2013 at 6:12 am by

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, the new Emir of Qatar

Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani just concluded a three day visit to Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. A Qatari official told AFP, “This was basically a friendly tour, although it also carried a clear political message expressing the emir’s support to the Gulf union initiative presented by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.” The official went on saying “The emir was keen to visit Gulf countries … Continue reading

Infanta Leonor Turns 8

  November 1, 2013 at 1:11 pm by

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Infanta Leonor of Spain celebrated her 8th birthday on October 31st. Currently second in line to the throne, Leonor is the eldest daughter of Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia. The future Queen of Spain has a younger sister, Infanta Sofia. Infanta Leonor was born on October 31st, 2005 and was baptised at the Chapel of the Palace of Zarzuela on January 14th, 2006. Their Majesties the King and Queen stood … Continue reading

Queen Rania’s Exclusive Interview With AlArabiya

  November 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm by

Queen Rania at the girls' school in Harlem

AlArabiya broadcast aired last Sunday and Monday an exclusive interview with Queen Rania of Jordan. The interview, which is the first of its kind with an Arabic television, was presented by AlArabiya’s famous Jordanian journalist, Montaha Alramahi. During the first part, Queen Rania expressed her vision for education in the Arab world. Her Majesty talked about the urgent need for what she called “education revolution”, women empowerment, polarization and youth unemployment … Continue reading

Crown Prince Haakon In Zambia With UNDP

  November 1, 2013 at 12:54 pm by

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In his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Crown Prince Haakon visited Zambia from October 28th-31th, 2013. During his visit, he put special focus on the UN Millennium Development Goals. His program of activities was centered around health, the environment, education and youth leadership. Together with the First Lady of Zambia, Dr. Christine Kaseba, he visited Chongwe District Hospital. Crown Prince Haakon said: “I am very … Continue reading

September 2013 Picture of the Month Poll Winners

  October 31, 2013 at 6:11 am by

Announcing the winners of the September 2013 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: September 2013 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: The Netherlands Second Place: Sweden Third Place: Spain Royal Hairstyles (September 2013 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: Norway Second Place: Spain & The Netherlands Third Place: Jordan Congratulations to all winning teams!

Doña Simoneta Gómez-Acebo Turns 45

  October 29, 2013 at 12:57 pm by

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Dona Simoneta Gómez-Acebo celebrated her 45th birthday on October 28th. Simoneta is the only daughter of Infanta Pilar of Spain and the late Don Luis Gómez-Acebo. She is also the eldest niece of King Juan Carlos I. She is not in line to the throne as her mother renounced her rights prior to her marriage to the late Visconde de la Torre in 1967. María de Fatima Simoneta Luisa Gómez-Acebo y de … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary’s Fashion During The Australian Visit

  October 29, 2013 at 6:24 am by

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The Crown Princess of Denmark is back in Australia with her husband Crown Prince Frederik for five days. So, let’s look at her fashion choices on the tour. Day 1: HRH wore a recycled printed teal dress matched with nude heels and a teal exotic skin clutch see here. On day 2 of the visit, Mary chose an all black look see here with her hair pulled up. Later that afternoon, the couple … Continue reading

Prince George’s Official Christening Photos Have Been Released

  October 28, 2013 at 12:31 pm by

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William, Catherine and the little prince: Photo  On Thursday 24th October, four official photos of Prince George’s christening were released. During the weekend, a fifth, more informal photo was released. There were reports that six photos would be taken, but in the end, it wasn’t. A Queen and Three (Future) Kings: Photo  The photos consisted of a four generations photo of The Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and little Prince George- the … Continue reading

Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant Turns 12

  October 26, 2013 at 2:19 am by

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium at her father's installation as King in July 2013

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant turned 12 years old on October 25th. The future Queen of the Belgians is the eldest child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians. The Princess was born at the Hôpital Erasme in Anderlecht, Brussels in 2001 and her full name is Élisabeth Thérèse Marie Hélène. Princess Elisabeth was baptised on December 9th, 2001 at the Royal Chapel of the Ciergnon Castle … Continue reading

The Duchess of Anjou Celebrates Her 30th Birthday

  October 26, 2013 at 12:45 am by

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The Duchess of Anjou turned 30 on October 21st. She celebrated her birthday with her family in Madrid, where she and her husband and children are currently residing. Before her marriage to the Duke, the Duchess was previously known as María Margarita Vargas Santaella. She is the daughter of Víctor José Vargas Irausquín and Carmen Leonor Santaella Tellería, a well-known lawyer who is the owner of Banco BOD, also known … Continue reading

King Philippe And Queen Mathilde Continue Joyeuse Entree’s

  October 25, 2013 at 2:18 am by

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On Wednesday October 16th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited Gent in the Province of East-Flanders. The Royal couple arrived in the morning and where welcomed in the Provincial Government building by the Governor of the Province Jan Briers and the Mayor of Gent Daniel Termont. After signing the Guest Book, the King and Queen visited the Saint Bavo Cathedral where they had a chance to check on the works of … Continue reading

Prince George’s Christening

  October 23, 2013 at 1:48 pm by

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At 3pm today, Prince George, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was christened at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace. The three month old prince wore a replica of the Honiton lace gown made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Victoria, the Princess Royal, in 1841. The little prince was baptised using water from the River Jordan. Prince George has seven godparents: Zara Phillips, Oliver Baker, Emilia … Continue reading

Princess Estelle Watches Tennis Match With Her Parents

  October 21, 2013 at 11:04 am by

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Yesterday, October 20th, Princess Estelle of Sweden watched the men’s tennis final of the Stockholm Open with her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. Originally, the tennis match was only on Prince Daniel’s schedule, but Victoria and Estelle made a surprise appearance at the match too. The charming little princess wore a tartan dress and grey coat complete with a white bow. Grigor Dimitrov took out the title over … Continue reading

Prince Faisal, Head of Jordanian Olympic Committee for the Third Time

  October 21, 2013 at 10:56 am by

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Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan was elected yesterday as head of the Jordanian Olympic Committee (JOC) for the third time in row. During the event which took place at Al Hussein Youth City and after the announcement of the elections result, Prince Faisal addressed the audience and said that he looks forward to work and serve the Jordanian sports for the next three years. The Prince, who is … Continue reading

Jordan’s King Abdullah II To Visit Saudi Arabia

  October 21, 2013 at 10:51 am by

King Abdullah II of Jordan

King Abdullah II of Jordan will pay a short visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on today. During the visit, the King will hold talks with the Saudi monarch, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, covering the latest developments in the region as Petra News Agency reported. The news agency statement did not reveal any further details regarding the visit. King Abdullah II has visited Saudi Arabia several times … Continue reading

Marriage of Chrifa Lalla Soukaina Filali

  October 21, 2013 at 10:46 am by

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After a long time of speculations, rumours and anticipations, Chrifa Lalla Soukaina Fellali finally tied the knot on October 12th to Mr Mohamed El Mehdi Ben Abdelmottaleb Regragui, the son of King Hassan II’s former adviser. The anouncement was made by a short statement from the Ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery in which they mention that King Mohammed VI chaired the ceremony of marriage. Lalla Soukaina, 27, … Continue reading

Second Daughter for the Dukes of Parma

  October 19, 2013 at 4:42 am by

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The Duke and Duchess of Parma, Prince Carlos and Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, have welcomed their second child, a daughter. Princess Annemarie gave birth to the infant, who has been named Cécilia Maria Johanna Beatrix, on October 17th at 14:07 at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague. The infant weighed a small 1,500grams. Both Annemarie and Cécilia are expected to remain in hospital for the near future. Annemarie had been … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Attends First Solo Engagement Post-Birth

  October 19, 2013 at 4:34 am by

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Yesterday, October 18th, The Duchess of Cambridge attended a volleyball match as patron of SportsAid, a charity which works with young sportswomen and men. The event took place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where Kate watched the Olympic Games with Prince William last year. When arriving at the Olympic Park, she was greeted by Tim Lawler, the chief executive of SportsAid. Then she headed to the Copper Box Arena, … Continue reading

Jordanian Royals Celebrate Eid Al Adha

  October 15, 2013 at 10:49 am by

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Accompanied by his brother, Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein, King Abdullah II of Jordan attended the Eid Al Adha prayer which was purfomed this morning to celebrate the happy occasion. The ceremony took place at Al Sharif Al Hussein bin Ali Mosque in Aqaba City and was attended by crowds of worshippers, including senior government and military officials. On this happy occasion, Petra News Agency announced yesterday cables of good … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos I ‘Feeling Better’

  October 15, 2013 at 10:44 am by

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October 14th, 2013 King Juan Carlos held his first public appearance yesterday at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid in almost two weeks after his recent hip surgery. The Spanish Monarch, accompanied by his son, Prince Felipe, held a meeting with the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, and Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo at the King’s private office. Looking thinner than before his surgery, the King discussed details of the upcoming … Continue reading

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