Swedish Royal Events before Christmas

  December 20, 2010 at 5:34 pm by

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As a family; King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Princess Madeleine attended the Swedish Royal Academy’s annual meeting on the 20th of December. The Swedish Academy is an independentcultural institution, founded in 1786 by King Gustav III in order to advance the Swedish language and Swedish Literature. The Academy has also awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature since 1901. King Carl-Gustav & Queen Silvia: 10th … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Family attended “Prince Claus Award” 2010

  December 20, 2010 at 3:30 pm by

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On Friday 17 December, Her Majesty the Queen and Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Orange, Princess Máxima, Prince Friso, Princess Mabel, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien attended the presentation of the Prince Claus Award to the Algerian publisher Barzakh Editionsat at the Royal Palace. The prize is awarded by Prince Friso, who along with Prince Constantijn is honorary chair of the Prince Claus Fund. The theme of the Prince … Continue reading

Dutch Photo Session at Villa La Angostura

  December 20, 2010 at 2:44 pm by

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On December 18, the Prince of Orange, Princess Maxima and their three little girls Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, left Holland for a trip to Argentina. They will spend the Christmas holiday in Argentina with the family of Princess Maxima. On Sunday morning, the family gave a photoshoot to the media. The family posed in the beautiful garden of ‘Residencia El Messidor’, the house of the governor of the province of … Continue reading

Kate Middleton – A High Street Princess

  December 19, 2010 at 8:05 am by

Engagement of William & Catherine

Kate Middleton has faced intense scrutiny in her fashion choices since the announcement of her engagement last month to Prince William. She has become a fashion darling in the nation’s press with her own care-free and easy style. Kate’s love of high street fashion is setting her apart from many others in the limelight and making her an instant hit amongst the British people, especially at this difficult economic time. … Continue reading

United Family of Monaco Evokes the Christmas Spirit

  December 19, 2010 at 7:54 am by

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It must have been a bit nippy in Monaco on Wednesday, 15 December. Imagine it! In the middle of December, the ladies of the Principality had to wear long sleeves! Princess Caroline wore a beautiful green wool jacket by her favorite designer (do we really need to name him?). She pinned a Christmas tree brooch on the jacket. Princess Stephanie opted for a black peacoat, the exact color of her … Continue reading

Football Match on the Beach: Princess Stephanie Plays and Fights Against AIDS

  December 19, 2010 at 7:48 am by

Princess Stephanie and Zinedine Zidane

At first, we could say that they don’t share any interests. However, this past Saturday December 11th, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, former French football player Zinedine Zidane and Colombian singer Soraya joined forces to fight AIDS in a benefit football match on the beach to raise funds for Fight AIDS Monaco, the benefit organization that the younger daughter of Grace Kelly presides over, and the “Une sourire, un espoir pour … Continue reading

Sweden’s Princess Christina Reveals Cancer Battle

  December 19, 2010 at 7:27 am by

Princess Christina of Sweden, Mrs Magnuson

In today’s editon of Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, Princess Christina – an elder sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf – revealed that she has been fighting breast cancer since the Northern summer. “I have had surgery three times, and have undergone both chemotherapy and radiation therapy,” Princess Christina told the newspaper. The surgeries and treatments were undertaken at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm over the summer and autumn. “I am … Continue reading

Qatar Celebrated National Day with a Parade

  December 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm by

Qatari soldiers march during the Qatari National Day celebrations on December 18, 2010

HH the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, attended the national parade on Saturday morning which marked the occasion of the country’s national day, December 18. The parade was held on the Doha Corniche, where military and historic displays were showcased for about an hour. At the end of the parade, the Emir drove by the cheering crowd waving. Attending alongside the Emir was HH Sheikh Tamim … Continue reading

Queen Rania Tours the Gulf for Madrasiti Palestine

  December 18, 2010 at 3:20 pm by

Queen Rania at the charity dinner in Bahrain

As part of her efforts to support the “Madrasati Palestine” initiative, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan paid two short visits to Bahrain and Kuwait. The Queen started her tour in Bahrain, where she attended the charity dinner of Madrasati Palestine Women’s Network at the Bahrain National Museum. The ceremony was held in the presence of the Bahraini Crown Prince, Sheikh Salman Al Khalifa, and was organized by the Arab … Continue reading

Bahraini King’s Brother Passes Away

  December 17, 2010 at 3:32 pm by

Bahraini Coat of Arms

Sheikh Rashid Bin Isa Al Khalifa, the brother of Bahrain’s King Hamad, died on Friday in Germany, said the Royal Court today. Sheikh Rashid was the King’s third brother and the chairman of the equestrian and horse racing club, he had no political position in the Kingdom. A seven-day mourning period was announced, in which all flags will be flown at half-mast. The deceased will be buried in Riffa, south … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mathilde attends International Forum in Egypt

  December 16, 2010 at 1:10 pm by

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From 10 to 12 December, Princess Mathilde participated in an international forum with the theme “End Trafficking Now” in Luxor, Egypt. The Forum brought together more than 500 representatives from governments, United Nations entities, non-governmental and international organisations, the business community and civil society. It was conducted in coordination with the Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International Peace Movement (SMWIPM) and the UN Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT). During the … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima at MS Research Foundation Anniversary

  December 15, 2010 at 4:55 pm by

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In the evening of December 14, Princess Maxima was present at the start of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the MS Research Foundation in Castellum Theater in Alphen aan de Rijn. The Princess presented, along with children with nerve disease multiple sclerosis (MS), the Fellowship to Dr.J. van Horssen. This biennial award is presented to a talent for research into MS. Next to a sculpture, the researcher receives … Continue reading

The Nobel Prize 2010

  December 15, 2010 at 4:02 pm by

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As per tradition, the Swedish Royal Family – minus Princess Madeleine – were present at the ceremony for the Nobel Prizes in Literature, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Economic Sciences and Chemistry with King Carl Gustav presenting the awards. Earlier in the day in Norway, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Liu Xiabo for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China. He was not present to … Continue reading

The Norwegian Royal Family’s Current Events

  December 15, 2010 at 5:44 am by

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What has the Norwegian Royal Family been up to since the Nobel Peace Prize? Here’s a little summary. King Harald and Queen Sonja On the evening of December 10th the Royal couple attended the Nobel Banquet at the Grand Hotel in Oslo which is hosted in honour of the laureate. The Nobel Peace Prize was hosted earlier the day. The next day King Harald attended the annual Nobel Peace Prize … Continue reading

Opening of the 7th Annual Dubai International Film Festival

  December 14, 2010 at 6:58 am by

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Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, opened the 7th Annual Dubai International Film Festival that was held at the Madinat Jumirah Complex, in the presence of Sheikh Mansour Al Maktoum. The cermony opened with broadcasting live footage thats showed different cultures and creations that the Dubai Festival collected in one place. 75 countries participate in the Dubai Festival with 157 films and … Continue reading

Caroline of Monaco, Patroness and Protector of the Children

  December 13, 2010 at 11:07 pm by

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Princess Caroline of Monaco is well known for her strong sense of independence. Even the young wife of Monsieur Junot was no pushover. As Madame Stefano Casiraghi, she might have been uncharacteristically willing to give up a little of her independence (because that is the effect of true love) but by then her media image as born-again, indomitable “First Lady of Monaco” was too forceful. It was Stefano, in fact, … Continue reading

Danish Royals at Ballet Premiere

  December 13, 2010 at 7:08 pm by

Queen Margrethe and her friend, Susanne Herring, during the curtain call

Various members of the Danish Royal Family yesterday joined Queen Margrethe II at the premiere of the ballet A Tivoli Dream at the Tivoli Play House. The ballet was performed by the ballet school run by Susanne Heering, one of the Queen’s closest friends. The Queen created the scenography for the show, as she has done many times in the past. Crown Prince Frederik (who left for Dubai the following … Continue reading

Dutch Crown Prince Couple visit Hofplein Theater

  December 13, 2010 at 10:57 am by

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Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima were on Sunday 12 December in Rotterdam to attend the anniversary show ”The Birthday of King Louis, the Only One” at the Theatre Hofplein. The show was held on the occasion of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Hofplein theater. Hofplein is the collective name for a theater, the Youth Theatre School Hofplein The MBO Theatre, The Theatre HAVO / VWO and the … Continue reading

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed’s New Role

  December 13, 2010 at 4:28 am by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid

Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, has appointed Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum as chairman of the Dubai World. Sheikh Ahmed, who is around 50 years old, is also the head of Emirates Airlines and president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority. In 2009, during the economic crises Dubai’s ruler had appointed Sheikh Ahmed chairman of the Supreme Fiscal Committee to guide the Emirate of Dubai through … Continue reading

Former US President Bill Clinton visits Sheikh Mohammed

  December 12, 2010 at 5:18 pm by

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received today former US President Bill Clinton, in the presence of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. During the meeting they discussed the important role that institutions and forums provide on Health and education in all countries of the world. The Former President praised the role of the United Arab … Continue reading

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