Spanish Royal Family attend 2012 Easter Sunday Mass

  April 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm by

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Palma de Mallorca – April 8th, 2012 Members of the Spanish Royal Family attended the traditional Easter Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Palma de Mallorca earlier today. Present this year were Their Majesties The King and Queen, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias along with Their Royal Highnesses the Infantas Leonor, Sofia and Elena of Spain. The Royal Family were greeted outside the … Continue reading

Spanish Royal Family celebrate Easter in Palma de Mallorca

  April 8, 2012 at 6:20 am by

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The Spanish Royal Family have started to arrive on the Balearic Island of Mallorca for the annual family gathering and Easter holiday. Her Majesty The Queen arrived on the island earlier this week, and will be joined at the Palacio de Marivent by His Majesty The King and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias and the Infantas Leonor, Sofia and Elena The Infanta Cristina is not expected … Continue reading

Bahraini Foreign Minister Receives Honorary Citizenship of Istanbul

  April 8, 2012 at 6:12 am by

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During an official ceremony, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa received the honorary citizenship of the city of Istanbul after being nominated by the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Foreign Minister received the honorary citizenship of the city due to his efforts to enhance bilateral relations between Bahrain and Turkey. During the ceremony, Sheikh Khalid thanked the Turkish Prime Minister and the Mayor … Continue reading

Visit to Kuwait by His Majesty the King of Spain

  April 8, 2012 at 6:06 am by

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Kuwait – April 4th, 2012 On Wednesday April 4th, His Majesty The King travelled on a visit to the Emirate of Kuwait. The purpose of this working visit was to promote and further develop the foreign and economic policies of Spain. Shortly after arriving, His Majesty held a meeting with the Prime Minister of Kuwait. King Juan Carlos then attended a working lunch with the Emir of Kuwait, His Highness … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima in Malaysia and Indonesia

  April 7, 2012 at 10:33 am by

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From Monday 02 to Thursday 05 April, Princess Maxima was on a working visit to Malaysia and Indonesia in her role as special advocate for the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for Inclusive Finance for Development, and as the honorary chairman of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI). On Monday 02 and Tuesday 03, the Princess was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she had meetings with to His … Continue reading

Jordan’s Prince Hashem visits Jerusalem

  April 6, 2012 at 1:42 am by

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His Royal Highness Prince Hashem bin Al-Hussein of Jordan has paid a short religious visit to Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The youngest son of Their Majesties the Late King Hussein and Queen Noor performed prayer in the holy mosque and visited the tomb of his great-grandfather, the late Sharif Hussein Bin Ali of Mecca and King of Hejaz. During his visit, which is the first by a senior Arab … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Joined by Granddaughter Beatrice for Maundy Service

  April 6, 2012 at 1:31 am by

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Queen Elizabeth II was joined by The Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Beatrice of York yesterday for the annual Royal Maundy Service. This year’s service took place at the York Minster, where the Queen was welcomed by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, and other members of the clergy, while a 2,000 people strong crowd lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the monarch. Prior to the welcome … Continue reading

& The Winner is…

  April 2, 2012 at 5:15 am by

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Godolpin made history again at the Dubai World Cup, winning the $10 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horse race. Monterosso, ridden by French jockey Mickael Barzalona, won the 17th Dubai World Cup. Godolpin’s owner, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said  ”We haven’t won this race for a few years. So to win it really… … Continue reading

Death Anniversary of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona

  April 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm by

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On April 1st, 1993, the father of His Majesty King Juan Carlos I passed away at the University Hospital of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. The Count of Barcelona had battled cancer for many years. Infante Juan was born on 20 June 1913, the third surviving son of King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenia. In 1933, he became heir to the Spanish Throne following the renunciations of his two older … Continue reading

Family Outing For Dubai’s Ruler

  April 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm by

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It is not always that you get to see Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE, Ruler of Dubai and Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein at events with their 4-year old daughter, Sheikha Al Jalila. The young Sheikha accompanied her parents to a reception party held at the Burj Khalifa Boulevard on the occasion of Dubai World Cup 2012, with over 400 people attending. At … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mathilde: Three Day Visit to Albania

  April 1, 2012 at 4:28 pm by

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From March 28 to 30, Princess Mathilde visited Albania in her capacity as Special Representative for the Immunization of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Europe. At Tirana International Airport, she was received by Albania’s Prime Minister Sali Berisha and Albania’s Health Minister Petrit Vasili. The purpose of the trip was to highlight the work of health professionals as part of the vaccination campaign in 2012 by WHO. The first … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – March 2012

  April 1, 2012 at 12:00 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 2012. As always, a big thank you goes out to the contributors of the Genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies Peter Phillips and his wife née Autumn Kelly, had their second child and second daughter on 29 March 2012. Isla joins older sister Savannah. Lady Davina Lewis, oldest … Continue reading

Peter & Autumn Phillips Welcome Second Daughter

  March 30, 2012 at 10:20 pm by

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Peter and Autumn Phillips, the son and daughter-in-law of The Princess Royal, welcomed their second daughter on Thursday March 29th. The infant was born at the Gloucestershire Royal Infirmary, and has been named Isla Elizabeth. She weighed 3.28kilograms. She joins elder sister Savannah, fifteen months. Isla is the second grandchild of Princess Anne, and the second great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II.

Infanta Cristina opens Epidemic Exhibition in Barcelona

  March 29, 2012 at 8:00 am by

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Barcelona – March 28th Her Royal Highness Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca attended the opening of the Epidemic Exhibition at the CosmoCaixa Science Museum in Barcelona. Prior to the opening, the Duchess attended a conference organised by the Institute for Global Health ISGlobal Barcelona. The exhibition will run at the museum until February 2013. This was the first visit to Spain by the King’s youngest daughter in over … Continue reading

King and Queen at XXIX International Journalism Awards 2012

  March 29, 2012 at 7:52 am by

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Madrid – March 28th Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain presided over the Eighth “Don Quijote” and XXIX International Journalism Awards 2012 ceremony at Casa de America on Wednesday March 28th in Madrid. The King and Queen were accompanied to the awards ceremony by the Deputy Prime Minister and several other leading dignitaries. The awards recognize and highlight quality reporting published either in Spanish or … Continue reading

Final Day in Scandinavia for Charles and Camilla

  March 28, 2012 at 2:28 am by

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have spent their last day in Scandinavia, and have returned to England. Prince Charles was accompanied in the morning by Crown Prince Frederik and the Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, as he visited Gyldenrisparke in Amager. Hundreds of locals turned out to see the royals during their walking tour of the area, Prince Charles joking with some, “Is this the queue for … Continue reading

Funeral of Tonga’s King George Tupou V

  March 27, 2012 at 1:50 am by

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The late King of Tonga, George Tupou V, was buried today following a state funeral in the South Pacific nation’s capital, Nuku’alofa. His body was returned to Tonga on Monday evening from Hong Kong, where he passed away on March 18th. The new King, Tupou VI, accompanied his elder brother’s body home. Thousands of Tongans lined the streets, dressed in mourning, as the King’s body made its way to the … Continue reading

Official Visit to Denmark from the UK, Day Three

  March 27, 2012 at 1:26 am by

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are currently in Denmark, the last stop on their Scandinavian Diamond Jubilee tour. Yesterday, March 26th, began with a visit to Kastellet Citadel in Copenhagen, where the Prince of Wales and Crown Prince Frederik laid wreaths at the national memorial, which is located at the military base. Joined by the Duchess of Cornwall and Crown Princess Mary, they then viewed the … Continue reading

British Royals at the Gatcombe Horse Trials

  March 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm by

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The Gatcombe Horse Trials took place over the weekend in Gloucestershire, and as per usual, the Phillipses were out in force to cheer on daughter/sister/aunt Zara. The Princess Royal, Timothy Laurence, Peter and Autumn Phillips were all present, with the show-stealer being Peter and Autumn’s 15-month-old daughter, Savannah, whose collection of sunhats was the subject of several news reports. Giggling away, Savannah was the centre of everyone’s attention – even … Continue reading

Royal Court Releases New Photos of Newborn Estelle

  March 26, 2012 at 10:28 am by

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The Swedish Royal Court has just published a series of three photos of the newest member of the Swedish Royal Family, Princess Estelle. The photos were taken at Haga Palace by Kate Gabor. The series features a family shot, and then individual photos of the newborn with each of her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. Princess Estelle was born on February 23rd and is second in line for … Continue reading

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