Jordan’s King, the Emir of Qatar & UAE’s Crown Prince To Visit The United States

  April 14, 2013 at 5:22 am by

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It is a busy month for the President of the United States Barack Obama as he is scheduled to meet with a number of Middle Eastern leaders. On April 16, General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, will meet with President Obama according to the White House press secretary’s official statement which said, “The President looks forward to discussing with the Crown Prince the strong … Continue reading

March 2013 Picture of the Month Polls!

  April 13, 2013 at 6:57 am by

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Please vote in the March 2013 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royal State Visits Pictures. The polls will remain open until 30 March 2013.  

Is the Spanish Monarchy in Crisis?

  April 13, 2013 at 5:57 am by

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April 13th, 2013 Is the Spanish Monarchy in crisis? Many royal watchers are commenting on the current Annus horribilis of the Spanish Borbóns, and 2012 was not a good year either. The current ongoing investigation surrounding Iñaki Urdangarin in an alleged corruption scandal saw his wife, Infanta Cristina, being formally named as a suspect in the case. The fact that a Spanish Infanta has to appear in court has damaged … Continue reading

Mohammed & AlJalila Launch AlJalila Foundation

  April 9, 2013 at 11:24 am by

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and his daughter, Sheikha Al Jalila launched the “Al Jalila Foundation”. The ceremony was heldat the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre in Dubai Healthcare City in Dubai. The the Al Jalila Foundation is a non profitable organization which aims to promote the UAE as a centre of excellence in medical … Continue reading

Infanta Cristina to Face Court in Corruption Inquiry

  April 3, 2013 at 10:34 pm by

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April 3rd, 2013 Infanta Cristina of Spain has been summoned by a judge to appear in court in Palma de Mallorca on the 27th of April. Her husband Iñaki Urdangarin is at the centre of a corruption scandal over allegations regarding the misappropriation of several millions euros of public funds when he was head of the non-profit Noos Institute. Iñaki Urdangarin has so far appeared twice before the Balearic Court, … Continue reading

Spanish Royal Family attend Easter Sunday Mass

  April 1, 2013 at 5:36 am by

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March 31st, 2013 – Palma de Mallorca Members of the Spanish Royal Family attended the traditional Easter Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Palma de Mallorca. Present this year were Queen Sofia, the Prince and Princess of Asturias along with their two daughters Infantas Leonor and Sofia, and Infanta Elena. King Juan Carlos did not travel to the Balearic capital this Easter as he is still in … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – March 2013

  April 1, 2013 at 12:01 am by

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This is the monthly blog entry with news from the Royal genealogy threads. This time it’s a blog entry with news from March 2013. As always, a big thank you goes out to the contributors of the Genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies Prince Michal and Princess Katarzyna Radziwill had a daughter, Georgia, on 6 March. Princess Georgia has 2 halfbrothers, Princes Pawel and Szymon, and a halfsister, Princess Julia. … Continue reading

February 2013 Picture of the Month Poll Winners

  March 31, 2013 at 5:19 am by

Announcing the winners of the February 2013 Picture of the Month Polls: February 2013 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place Tie: Sweden Second Place Tie: The Netherlands Third Place Tie: Denmark & Great Britain Current Monarchs’ Engagement Pictures (February 2013 Informal Poll): First Place Tie: Great Britain Second Place Tie: Norway Third Place Tie: Denmark Congratulations to all winning teams!

UAE President to Pay State Visit to the United Kingdom

  March 28, 2013 at 10:07 pm by

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The President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will begin a state visit to the United Kingdom on April 30, 2013 after accepting the invitation from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The visit was announced by Buckingham Palace and the Ministry of Presidential Affairs of the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister for Foreign Affairs, said “The State … Continue reading

Princess Máxima in Rome

  March 28, 2013 at 2:27 am by

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As the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Princess Máxima was in Rome for a two-day visit to meet members of three UN Food International Organizations: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) last week. On March 21, in the headquarters of IFAD, the Princess attended an event titled “Inclusive Finance, Challenges and Opportunities: The … Continue reading

Spanish Royal Family Hosts Dinner In Honor Of IOC Evaluation Commission

  March 25, 2013 at 6:01 pm by

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Her Majesty Queen Sofia and members of the Spanish Royal Family presided over a gala dinner in honour of the IOC Evaluation Commission at the Palacio Real in Madrid on Wednesday, March 20th. The Queen was accompanied by TRH The Prince and Princess of Asturias and the Infantas Elena and Pilar of Spain. The IOC are in Spain this week to discuss Madrid’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. Prior … Continue reading

Princess Iman Weds Zaid Mirza

  March 25, 2013 at 2:52 pm by

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The Royal Court in Jordan announced on Friday the marriage of HRH Princess Iman bint Al Hussein to her fiance, Mr Zaid Azmi Mirza. The couple, who got engaged last December, tied the knot in a private ceremony (Nikah) held at the Bab Al-Salam Palace in Amman. It was followed by a wedding reception which was attended by King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, the bride’s mother Queen Noor, along … Continue reading

What The Monaco Royals Wore To The Rose Ball

  March 25, 2013 at 5:21 am by

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The most anticipated event in Monaco, the ‘Bal De La Rose Du Rocher’ that raises charity for the Fondation Princesse Grace and attended by the Royals of the small Principality of Monaco, took place this weekend. Charlene, Princess of Monaco choose a Ralph Lauren dress in creamy/white that was matched with a biker jacket see here. To complete the look, Charlene accessorized on the neck as a necklace and on the … Continue reading

Monaco’s Rose Ball 2013

  March 25, 2013 at 5:13 am by

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Members of Monaco’s Princely Family attended the annual Monaco Rose Ball at the Salle des Etoiles on Saturday March 23rd. The charity ball, which is in aid of the Princess Grace Foundation, is a March highlight for avid royal watchers. The Princess of Hanover is the president of the Foundation. Attending the gala ball this year were Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, the Princess of Hanover and Charlotte Casiraghi … Continue reading

Kate Goes Casual

  March 23, 2013 at 11:53 am by

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The Duchess of Cambridge sure knew how to dress down and stay warm when it’s 1C outside while joining volunteers Beaver and Cub Scouts at Great Tower Scout Camp on March 22. The 31-year-old mother-to-be wore her Le Chameau wellington boots, skinny blue jeans and a khaki jacket. Catherine finished the look off with wearing a red, white and blue UK Scouts neckerchief around her neck and a tweed cap. … Continue reading

Son for Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo

  March 23, 2013 at 12:16 am by

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The Prince’s Palace of Monaco today announced the birth of a baby boy for Andrea Casiraghi and his fiancee, Tatiana Santo Domingo. The infant was born on March 21, believed to have taken place in London. No further details, including the baby’s name, have been released thus far. Both mother and baby are doing well. He is the first grandchild in both his parents’ families. Should his parents marry as … Continue reading

Pahlavi Imperial Family Celebrate the Nowruz

  March 23, 2013 at 12:09 am by

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The former Empress of Iran, Farah Pahlavi, celebrated the Nowruz (Persian New Year) on March 21, 2013 at her home in Washington, DC.. with her family. As each year, the Empress has posed in front of Haft-Sin Table (or the “Seven S’s”) with her son, Prince Reza, her daughter, Princess Farahnaz, her granddaughters, Princesses Noor, Iman and Farah, and Princess Yasmine (Prince Reza´s wife). This year also has attended the … Continue reading

Princess Haya’s Life Inspires New Novel

  March 21, 2013 at 10:45 am by

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The Princess and the Foal by author Stacy Gregg is based on Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein’s life story. The novel is about the Princess losing her mother in a helicopter crash when she was only three years old. Her father, the late King Hussein of Jordan, gives her an orphaned foal for her sixth birthday. Publishing director Rachel Denwood said: “We’re delighted to be publishing The Princess and the … Continue reading

The EFC Princess Margriet Awards 2013

  March 21, 2013 at 10:30 am by

Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien with some of the 2013 laureates; 19-03-2013

On Tuesday March 19, Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien and Princess Astrid of Belgium attended the ECF Princess Margriet Awards. The European Cultural Foundation award was founded in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The opening speech was held by Princess Laurentien in her capacity as President of the ECF, while Princess Margriet awarded the prizes. The laureates of the … Continue reading

Royals attend Papal Inauguration Mass at the Vatican

  March 19, 2013 at 11:56 pm by

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March 19th, 2013  – The Vatican World leaders and members of several royal houses attended the Papal Inauguration Mass at the Vatican for His Holiness Pope Francis today. Over 200,000 pilgrims had packed into St Peters Square to witness this very solemn ceremony. Royals present were King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Prince Felix of Luxembourg, the Prince … Continue reading

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