Protest over site in Greenwich for the Olympic equestrian events in 2012

  March 11, 2009 at 9:50 am by

Greenwich Park

A high-profile crusade has been launched to stop the Olympic equestrian events taking place at Greenwich in 2012. NOGOE accuses the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) of being “inconsistent and inept” and says that to close Greenwich Park for six to eight weeks while the cross-country course and a 23-seat arena are being built is “socially unjust in a relatively deprived inner-city area” and would cost £17 … Continue reading

Queen Rania Reviews Early Childhood Development strategy

  March 11, 2009 at 9:28 am by

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During a visit on Tuesday to the Ruseifa Secondary School for Girls, Her Majesty Queen Rania reviewed the Early Childhood Development (ECD) strategy at the Ruseifa Secondary School for Girls. Her Majesty discussed how efforts exerted in the area of ECD benefit children, improve their learning process and raise ECD policies and standards at a meeting with 26 officials from the ministries of social development and education, UNICEF and the … Continue reading

Charles’s Dicky Tummy Detox

  March 11, 2009 at 9:25 am by

Duchy Original’s Herbal Tincture

It seems that England is producing some miracle cures from the unlikeliest of sources. Firstly there’s the £15 bottle of water from the English Channel currently sweeping parts of the USA and France which claims to rejuvenate and replenish (what doesn’t these days?) and has, according to London’s Metro paper, been proved to turn back the hands of time. And secondly and even more unlikely is the new addition the … Continue reading

Establishment of the Prince of Girona Foundation

  March 11, 2009 at 7:23 am by

An official portrait of the Prince of Asturias

Yesterday it was announced that a new foundation, the Prince of Girona Foundation, will be established in Spain. The Honorary President will be Prince Felipe of Spain. As heir to the Spanish Crown, Prince Felipe holds the title Prince of Girona. Four companies linked to Girona (Girona Camber of Commerce, Caixa Girona, Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation and La Caixa) will be founders of the new institution, whose main goals are “The … Continue reading

Prince Frederik attends Climate Conference

  March 11, 2009 at 6:44 am by

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Crown Prince Frederik attended the opening of the International Scientific Congress on Climate Change hosted by the University of Copenhagen yesterday. Frederik attended the event in the morning, and was then hospitalised with a broken fibia suffered during his family holiday to Switzerland late last month. Read more about Frederik’s attendance at the conference here.

Princess Laurentien Knows that “It Begins with Reading”

  March 11, 2009 at 6:29 am by

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As patron for literacy, Princess Laurentien yesterday attended the launch of a new starters package called “It Begins with Reading”, to promote the importance of reading in children even from an early age. The package is aimed at daycare centre employees, to teach them the benefits of childhood reading and to encourage it amongst their pupils and parents. It also aims to reduce the stigma of illiteracy amongst parents, and … Continue reading

Mohammed speaks at Education Forum

  March 11, 2009 at 6:14 am by

From the TRF Avatar Gallery

His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai said at the Global Education Forum (GEF) organised by the Ministry of Education Investment in education is a priority for the UAE leadership in development plans based on developing human capabilities and expertise. “The UAE government spends around 23 per cent of the 2009 federal budget on education,” Shaikh Mohammad said … Continue reading

New Bismarck Descendant Born in Milan

  March 11, 2009 at 5:48 am by

Otto von Bismarck

On March 3rd a daughter was born to count Gregor von Bismarck and his wife, countess Samantha. The baby, named Wilhelmina, was born in Milan and she has two older brothers named Léon and Otis. Count Gregor von Bismarck is the 3rd son of Fürst Ferdinand von Bismarck and his wife Fürstin Elisabeth, née countess Lippens. He worked as a film producer and as an actor in the past and … Continue reading

Busy Days for Belgian Royals

  March 11, 2009 at 5:31 am by

Prince Philippe at the university

The first two days of this week started with a busy agenda for the Belgian royals. On monday king Albert II gave an audience to Mr. Bernhard Clerfayt at the royal palace of Brussels. Mr. Clerfayt is a secretary of state for the modernisation of the federal Finances. On the same day prince Philippe attended a networking cocktail at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. During this cocktail people who participate … Continue reading

Newborn Italian Prince Will Be Prince of Piedmont

  March 11, 2009 at 5:00 am by

Savoy Coat of Arms

Prince Umberto of Savoy-Aosta, who was born only four days ago, received the additional title of ‘Prince of Piedmont’ from his grandfather, the Duke of Aosta. The baby prince was born in Paris on March 7th and is the son of prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta and princess Olga of Greece. This title emphasizes the rivalry between the two branches of the Italian royal family, as prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, … Continue reading

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

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