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

Princess Margriet, Honorary Chairman of the Dutch Red Cross

  December 12, 2010 at 10:32 am by

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Princess Margriet has left the board of the Dutch Red Cross and to thank her for her efforts, the council of members appointed her honorary chairman of the association. Her son, Prince Pieter-Christiaan, was elected by the Members’ Council to an administration position of the organization. Prince Pieter-Christiaan had already been involved with the Red Cross, acting as Vice Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Red Cross rallies. Princess … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima opens new Microfinance Business Center

  December 10, 2010 at 5:21 pm by

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This morning, Princess Maxima paid a working visit to Dordrecht as a member of the Council of Microfinance. During the visit Princess Maxima opened the new Microfinance Entrepreneur Point in the Town Office. The Princess was welcomed by host D. van Steensel, Alderman labor and employment, social affairs and finance. The first part of the visit was concluded with the awarding of the 1,000 microcredits from Qredits by Drs D. … Continue reading

Nobel Peace Prize 2010

  December 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm by

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Today the Nobel Peace Prize Award ceremony took place in Oslo. This year Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded for his long and non-violent fight for human rights in China. Xiaobo is imprisoned in China and wasn’t present at the award ceremony in Oslo. Therefore the chair of the prize winner on the podium was left empty during the ceremony. There was no one attending the ceremony to … Continue reading

Princess Maxima Opens 25th Resto VanHarte

  December 9, 2010 at 5:01 pm by

Princess Maxima at the restaurant opening in Amersfoort

This morning, Princess Maxima opened the 25th restaurant Resto VanHarte in Amersfoort. Restaurant Resto is a national charity neighborhood restaurant where residents and professionals can meet each other. Resto VanHarte was founded in 2005 by the founders of Doctors Without Borders and a number of concerned entrepreneurs and artists. The aim is to strengthen the social cohesion in the neighborhood. The charity has been established in 25 locations around the … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Honours Brave British Soldiers

  December 9, 2010 at 3:36 pm by

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Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth takes part in many investitures every year, but this one was extra special. Corporal Ricky Furgusson was honoured with the Military Cross, for showing extreme bravery after he went to the aid of wounded comrades four times. Corporal Furgusson, 25, lost both legs, an eye, and fingers on both hands in a blast in Afghanistan in January. The soldier, from Telford, Shropshire, spent five weeks in … Continue reading

Sheikh Khalifa Discusses With Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad The Topics on the GCC summit

  December 9, 2010 at 7:19 am by

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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan received yesterday (December 7) Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, at the Emirates Palace in the presence of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. During the meeting the two leaders discussed ways to develop … Continue reading

Princess Alexandra Celebrates 40th Birthday

  December 8, 2010 at 1:58 am by

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Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, daughter of Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Princess Benedikte of Denmark, turned forty on November 20th. To celebrate her milestone birthday, Alexandra and her family – husband Count Jefferson of Pfeil and Klein-Ellguth, and children Count Richard and Countess Ingrid – headed to Venice, Italy for a brief vacation. She gave an interview to Danish magazine Billed Bladet as part of her birthday, in which she … Continue reading

Dutch Crown Prince Couple Attended a Reception

  December 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm by

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On December 06, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima were present at the 85th anniversary of the Foreign Press Association Netherlands (BPV). The club celebrates its anniversary in the building of the Amsterdam City Archives. The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima received during the reception the yearbook of the association offered by the City of Amsterdam. In addition, they informed themselves about the work of BPV and they have talked … Continue reading

It’s Good to be Charlotte Casiraghi

  December 6, 2010 at 10:25 pm by

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Well, yes, she has her challenges, as we all do. But sometimes, believe it or not, it really is fantastic to be Charlotte Marie Pomeline! One of those times was Saturday, 4 December 2010. The beautiful Mademoiselle Casiraghi was positively beaming, her eyes full of maniacal laughter, as she stomped around the arena at Le Parc des Expositions of Paris Nord Villepinte, which was all revamped in red and green … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Meryem met Chairwoman of Bulgarian Parliament

  December 6, 2010 at 10:14 pm by

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Princess Lalla Meryem, elder sister of King Mohammed VI, received on Sunday in Rabat the Chairwoman of Bulgaria’s National Assembly (parliament), Tsetska Tsacheva, who is on a working visit to Morocco. Tsacheva expressed satisfaction at the fact of being received in the beginning of her visit by Lalla Meryem which reflects the feelings of respect vis-a-vis the Bulgarian parliament and people. She said that the meeting was an opportunity to … Continue reading

Queen Sonja’s School Award 2010

  December 5, 2010 at 6:07 pm by

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This year the Kaupanger school in Sogndal was awarded with the Queen Sonja’s School. The school was awarded with the price because it developed good training programs for diverse students. The students have trainings in democratic processes and take part in different student councils. They developed and improved the design of classrooms, teaching materials and teaching methods. Queen Sonja visited the school on December 2nd. During a ceremony the rector … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mathilde attended the “Day of the defence”

  December 4, 2010 at 7:05 pm by

Princess Mathilde

On Saturday morning December 04, Princess Mathilde was present in Peutie at the National Family Info (NIFD) who is organized by the Department of Defense. Defence Minister Pieter De Crem and Chief of Staff General Charles-Henri Delcour welcomed the Princess on the basis of Peutie in Vilvoorde. Princess Mathilde talked a few hours to the families of a thousand Belgian soldiers currently on mission in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Congo. Around … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima attended a symposium in Rotterdam

  December 4, 2010 at 11:26 am by

Princess Maxima in Rotterdam

On Friday 03 December, Princess Maxima visited, as a member of the Council of Microfinance, The Creative Factory and a symposium in the Business House South in Rotterdam. The visit was organized by Self Regional Office (RBZ) Microfinance as Business Center (new) entrepreneurs advice, guidance and financial support. Princess Maxima and other members of the Council of Microfinance launched the mission in the Creative Factory. This is a former grain … Continue reading

Sheikh Hamdan Congratulates Qatar for Successful World Cup Bid

  December 4, 2010 at 6:55 am by

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Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, congratulated the Crown Prince of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, on December 2nd on the occasion of Qatar winning the right to host the FIFA World Cup for the year 2022, beating several other countries. This was through a phone call conversation between His Highness and the Crown Prince of Qatar. Sheikh Hamdan also expressed his hopes … Continue reading

Princess Stephanie and World AIDS Day

  December 4, 2010 at 4:46 am by

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As the founder of Monaco’s leading AIDS charity, Princess Stephanie would not ignore World AIDS Day, the global movement founded in the 80s to tackle HIV and AIDS. The princess, who is the youngest child of the late Princess Grace and the late Prince Rainier III, founded her own organization, Fight AIDS Monaco, in 2004. Not only did she not ignore the commemoration of both fight and survivors on Wednesday, … Continue reading

Charlene Scores Two Fashion Hits in Two Weeks

  December 4, 2010 at 4:40 am by

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Did Charlene Wittstock take some fashion tips from her future sister-in-law Princess Caroline? If so, Prince Albert’s fiancee owes his sister a hearty thanks! Normally, an event like the 4th International Peace & Sport Forum’s gala probably wouldn’t attract too much attention from the fashion blogs. But on Thursday, 2 December, Miss Wittstock transformed a typically uninspiring occasion, and dress, into an OH WOW. It was the kind of elegant … Continue reading

Dutch Crown Prince Couple Worked Harder this Year

  December 3, 2010 at 5:22 pm by

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Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima this year were much more active in the Netherlands compared to last year. The Dutch Crown Prince couple carried out around 160 public appearances between them this year, well up on last year’s total reported by news agency ANP. Prince Willem-Alexander was out and about on official business over 70 times, compared with 40 in 2009. Princess Maxima carried out almost 90 official engagements, up … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima attended a Conference

  December 3, 2010 at 9:47 am by

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On Thursday 02 December, Princess Maxima participated in the national conference Backup at the Museum for Communication in The Hague. At the conference of the Orange fund Princess Maxima met with volunteers to improve future opportunities for young people. The Orange Fund supports several national projects and local initiatives in which youth volunteers for their support to increase opportunities for the future. Examples include homework assistance, mentoring projects, weekend schools, … Continue reading

Qatari Royals’ Jump of Excitement

  December 3, 2010 at 2:09 am by

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December 2, 2010 is a day for all Qatari’s to remember, as their dream of hosting the World Cup 2022 turned into reality. The Qatari delegations headed by the Emir and his wife were all waiting anxiously for the results to be called out. When Qatar was named as the winning host, everyone jumped out of their seats of excitemen,t while Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad and Sheikha Hind bint Hamad’s … Continue reading

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