Mixed Reports About Jordan’s King Being Attacked

  June 16, 2011 at 3:12 am by

King Abdullah II of Jordan

A few days ago, reports surfaced the net that King Abdullah II of Jordan was left unharmed after a young group of men attacked his motorcade with stones and empty bottles during his visit to the southern city of Tafileh. Other reports said that the King had a very warm welcoming to the town. Government spokesman Taher Edwan called the reports “totally baseless” after reports were online. “There was no … Continue reading

Trooping the Colour 2011 – Fashion Review

  June 15, 2011 at 11:54 pm by

HM the Queen at the 2011 Trooping the Colour

Here we go again – while the Epson Derby has been the appetizer, the “hat season” of the British royal family has officially begun now with this year’s Trooping The Colour – the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade, held on Horse Guards Parade in London in June each year. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the “leading character” of this spectacle, appeared in a repeated pale blue skirt suit with a matching … Continue reading

Royal Family Comes Out as Duke Reaches 90

  June 13, 2011 at 7:48 am by

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh at 90

The British Royal Family was out in force yesterday, attending a special church service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor to mark the Duke of Edinburgh’s nintieth birthday, which was on June 10. The private service for around 750 guests was attended by the four children of the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II – the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of … Continue reading

Jordan celebrates National Occasions

  June 13, 2011 at 3:11 am by

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Each year Jordanians celebrate the anniversary of the Great Arab Revolt and the Army Day on June 10th however this year the official celebrations took place on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 in Amman. Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, accompanied by their daughters, Princess Iman and Princess Salma and their son Prince Hashem, attended a ceremony held by the Jordan Armed Forces to mark the Great Arab Revolt, Army Day. … Continue reading

The Epsom Derby’s Royal Fashion for 2011

  June 11, 2011 at 8:50 am by

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June 4th was the day for the Queen’s annual visit at Epsom Derby. Surprisingly it turned out to be the biggest public family gathering since the wedding of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton in April. One of the nicest surprises perhaps might have been that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in fact joined the Queen and family at the Epson Derby festival this year. All eyes were on … Continue reading

Mette-Marit attends the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in New York

  June 10, 2011 at 6:53 am by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit at the UN High Level Meeting

Crown Princess Mette-Marit travelled to New York on June 8th to attend the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The Crown Princess is a Special Representative for UNAIDS and member of the young leaders . During the first day she attended the opening of the UN High Level Meeting, that was officially opened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Afterwards the Crown Princess attended a panel debate about the HIV/AIDs response. … Continue reading

The Duke of Edinburgh – A Reflection at 90

  June 10, 2011 at 2:10 am by

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, the now Duke of Edinburgh, was born a Prince of Greece and Denmark on the 10th June 1921. He was the youngest child and only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. Philip is the only serving member of his family, with his closest sister, Princess Sophie, passing away in 2001. Prince Philip was first educated in Paris, he then moved to … Continue reading

Cambridges attend ARK Gala

  June 9, 2011 at 11:42 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the ARK Gala

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the 10th Annual ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) Gala this evening at Perks Field, a park within the grounds of Kensington Palace, the residence which will become their official London home. During the dinner, Prince William gave speech to the guests, who paid £10,000-a head to attend. The Duke said he was very happy about the “new joint initiative between ARK and The … Continue reading

Sheikh Nasser Graduated from the Marines University

  June 9, 2011 at 4:09 am by

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Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa graduated from the Joint US Marines University in Washington DC according to the Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Sheikh Nasser thanks his father, His Majesty the King for his continuos support in continuing his studies. Sheikh Nasser also thanks his brother, the Crown Prince, for attending the graduation ceremony and for the efforts of encouraging young Bahraini’s to continue their studies in higher education in … Continue reading

Monaco Update

  June 8, 2011 at 8:34 am by

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There have been a lot of dramatic events in Monaco this year and the year is only halfway over. The worst, of course, came in March – the death of nonagenarian Princess Antoinette, Baroness de Massy. But then Prince Albert, the sovereign, and his bride-to-be, Charlene Wittstock, paid a cheerful visit to Ireland. Among the delights among the Leprechauns: a visit to the old Kelly homestead. Princess Caroline, elder sister … Continue reading

Prince Ali Officially Sworn in as FIFA Vice-President for Asia

  June 2, 2011 at 7:57 pm by

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During the FIFA Annual Congress Meeting in Zurech, His Royal Highness Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan officially took power as the FIFA Vice-President representing Asia. On this occasion, the youngest FIFA Vice President has given an interview to the Associated Press. The prince calls upon the soccer’s governing body to abandon its culture of political intrigue after a series of corruption scandals. He added “I think all of … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima’s Latest Activities

  June 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm by

Princess Maxima at the conference

On May 30, Princess Maxima was in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam to attend the conference about “Impact Investing”. Crown Princess Maxima speech in her capacity as Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. “Impact Investing” is investing in companies and projects with social and enviromental objective. The conference is being organized by SOCAP/Europe. Princess Maxima delivered the keynote address at the … Continue reading

State Visit from Luxembourg to Norway

  June 1, 2011 at 7:02 am by

State Visit from Luxembourg

On May 30th Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg arrived in Oslo for a three-days State Visit to Norway. The couple was welcomed by the Norwegian Royal couple, King Harald V and Queen Sonja, with a formal ceremony on the Palace Square. The Crown Princely couple was also in attendance. After the ceremony the Grand Ducal couple attended the traditional wreath-laying ceremon, where foreign Heads of … Continue reading

Grand Duchess’ Brother in Coma

  May 30, 2011 at 2:14 am by

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The elder brother of Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess Maria Teresa is critically ill in a Florida hospital. Antonio Mestre, 58, is currently in a coma after suffering from cardiovascular problems over the weekend. He is being monitored by doctors, and his condition has been described as “alarming” by the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Court. The Grand Duchess will travel to Florida early this week to be with her brother, meaning she will … Continue reading

Concert Celebrating Máxima’s Fortieth Birthday

  May 29, 2011 at 7:07 am by

Princess Máxima arrives for her birthday concert

While her actual birthday is on May 17th, Princess Máxima celebrated her fortieth birthday this past Friday with a concert performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The Princess is patron of the orchestra. The event took place at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and was attended by a lovely selection of royals who are family and friends of the Princess and her husband, the Prince of Orange. Also in attendance were naturally … Continue reading

Jordanian Royal Family Celebrate Independence Day

  May 26, 2011 at 10:06 am by

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Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah along with members of the royal family attended a ceremony hosted by the Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit celebrating the Kingdom’s 65th Independence Day. On the arrival of Their Majesties to the Culture Palace in Al Hussein Youth City in central Amman, they were welcomed by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah, Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit. King Abdullah … Continue reading

BBC America Royal Wedding DVD Giveaway

  May 23, 2011 at 10:24 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave Westminster Abbey following their wedding (from the BBC)

In conjunction with BBC America, The Royal Forums is giving one of our United States readers the opportunity to win a copy of the BBC’s The Royal Wedding – William and Catherine DVD. Featuring over two hours of footage, the DVD showcases the April 29 nuptials of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, from their arrivals to Westminster Abbey to their first kiss as husband and wife on the balcony … Continue reading

THAT Hat Fetches £81,000 at Auction

  May 23, 2011 at 11:26 am by

Princess Beatrice heading to Westminster Abbey for the Duke of Cambridge's wedding, 29-04-2011

The much talked about, largely unliked hat that sat atop Princess Beatrice of York’s head at the April 29 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has sold at auction for just over £81,000. Described as a “gravity-defying hat”, the Philip Treacy creation was listed on eBay last week, with the auction closing yesterday with a winning bid of exactly £81,100.01. It is unknown who the buyer was, but … Continue reading

Bhutanese King Announces Engagement

  May 22, 2011 at 5:32 am by

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The King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, announced his engagement to Jetsun Pema on Friday, May 20th during a speech which was broadcast live to his nation of just under 700,000 citizens. “As king, it is now time for me to marry,” King Jigme Khesar said in the press release, also announcing the wedding will take place in October this year. He described his fiancée as “a kind hearted … Continue reading

Princess Maxima at Work after her 40th Birthday

  May 20, 2011 at 4:35 pm by

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On May 18, the day after her 40th birthday, Princess Maxima was back at work. Princess Maxima was in IJmuiden to be present at the Money Matters parade. The parade is a traveling interactive exhibition for young and old financial awareness, on how to manage money. The Princess played with a group of children from elementary with a game made to make the children aware about the financial risk. The … Continue reading

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