Caroline of Monaco’s Lawyers Appeal (again) for her Privacy

  October 17, 2010 at 7:28 am by

Princess Caroline of Monaco, The Princess of Hannover

Princess Caroline of Monaco’s lawyer, Mattias Prinz, on Wednesday, 13 October, addressed the European Court of Human Rights in Strausbourg, France. His issue was the failure of the German constitutional courts to accept the 2004 landmark decision by the ECHR that upheld his royal client’s right to privacy in accordance with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. He said that, even to this day, while Caroline’s privacy … Continue reading

Prince Ali of Jordan plans to fill the position of FIFA Vice President

  October 12, 2010 at 4:23 am by

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During a news conference in Amman, HRH Prince Ali bin al Hussein of Jordan started his campaign to fill the position of FIFA Vice President representing Asia. The Prince, who is the founder and head of the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) and has been the President of the Jordanian Football Association over the past decade, said “My goal is to restore the values of fair play – a key … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Hasna opens Conference on Sustainable Management of the Coast

  October 12, 2010 at 4:16 am by

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Princess Lalla Hasna, President of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, presided on Saturday in Tangiers over the opening ceremony of the International Conference on “Sustainable Management of the Coast: Role of Education and Awareness-raising.” In a royal message addressed to participants in this conference and read out by Lalla Hasna, King Mohammed VI paid tribute to Princess Lalla Hasna, who along with her Presidency of … Continue reading

Prince Albert in India and China

  October 11, 2010 at 12:07 am by

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In the past week, Prince Albert II of Monaco visited both India and China. On Sunday, the 3rd of October, the Sovereign joined Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, for the opening ceremony of the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games. Well-known for his love of sports, Prince Albert is, many-times-over, an Olympic athlete and, besides this, he is a member of the International Olympic Committee. He is also President … Continue reading

Prince Faisal Opens Sochi Camp

  October 8, 2010 at 8:44 am by

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Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein, IOC member from Jordan and the founder of Generations For Peace, opened on October 1st, 2010 the first European camp of Generations For Peace in the Russian city of Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Generations For Peace Sochi brings together 57 leaders of youth from 11 European and Central Asian countries that have been involved in various forms of … Continue reading

Lovingly Remembered after 20 Years: Stefano Casiraghi (1960-1990)

  October 8, 2010 at 8:42 am by

Princess Caroline and Stefano Casiraghi

On October 3rd, the Como village Fino Mornasco commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the death of one of its sons. He was born and educated there, at its Collegio Gallio, and at the age of 23, his marriage to Princess Caroline of Monaco made him famous far beyond the shores of Italy. But Stefano Casiraghi was beloved by his family and friends, as well as the community of Fino Mornasco, … Continue reading

Scout’s Honor

  October 8, 2010 at 8:39 am by

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Last weekend, on Saturday, 25 September, the Association Scouts de Monaco marked their centennial and Princess Caroline was there to congratulate them. Monegasque Scouting dates back to 1910, and its patronage under French Scouting began in 1918. In 1990, the Monegasque Scouts became fully independent of their French brethren under the World Organization of the Scout Movement. The Association is actually the Association des Guides et Scouts, the Guides of … Continue reading

Prinsjesdag 2010

  September 28, 2010 at 12:27 am by

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The Dutch Royal Family have today celebrated Prinsjesdag, the traditional opening of parliament. At 13:00, the royal family departed from Noordeinde Palace in the Golden Coach and the Gala State Sedan, headed for the Parliamentary Halls in The Hague. An incident took place during the route to the Ridderzaal, when a 29-year-old man from Winterswijk throw a tealight candle holder at the Golden Coach, hitting one of its windows. Quickly … Continue reading

King Mohammed VI at the Millennium Development Goals Summit In New-york

  September 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm by

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At the United Nations headquarters in New York, King Mohammed VI of Morocco attended the UN Summit Millennium Development Goals, in which the King underlined in an address on Monday before the summit Morocco’s engagement to realize the Millennium Development Goals. In this regard, King Mohammed VI recalled that, “to promote a global partnership based on solidarity Morocco has made human development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals … Continue reading

Queen Rania undergoes Medical Procedure in New York

  September 27, 2010 at 10:57 am by

Queen Rania of Jordan

Jordan’s Queen Rania is recovering in a New York hospital Monday after undergoing a medical procedure to correct an irregular heart rhythm. In a statement, the royal court said, “The procedure went very smoothly and Her Majesty is well and in good spirits. She will remain in hospital for two nights while she recuperates.” News agency Petra describes the procedure as “a catheterization through a vein to the heart”, which … Continue reading

Miss Casiraghi adds Public Safety to her roles: Correction

  September 26, 2010 at 9:11 pm by

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Despite a previous report on this blog, it must now be pointed out that Charlotte Casiraghi’s patronage of Monaco’s Public Safety Division is not what can accurately be called a recent appointment. In fact, Ms. Casiraghi gained this distinction as long ago as her eleventh year! On the 23rd of April 1997, she was photographed, in the Salon d’Honneur of Monaco’s Palais Princier, wearing the uniform of the Maritime and … Continue reading

Vote in the August 2010 Picture of the Month Polls!

  September 25, 2010 at 5:38 am by

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Please vote in the August 2010 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royal Children. The polls will remain open until 4th of October, 2010.

Mohammed to lead UAE Riders at the World Equestrian Games

  September 25, 2010 at 5:33 am by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has arrived in the US to participate in the 13th World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park that kicks off on September 25. Sheikh Mohammed will be leading the UAE team in the endurance race which consists of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s Crown Prince; Sheikh … Continue reading

Queen Sonja visits Refugee Camp in Kenya

  September 25, 2010 at 5:20 am by

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This week Queen Sonja visited the world’s largest refugee camp, the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, in connection with the TV Campaign “On the run from war”. The Queen is patron of the campaign. Queen Sonja was welcomed by NRC Secretary General Elisabeth Rasmusson and manager Hassan Khair. In the camp Her Majesty met with two families- one family lives in the camp since it was established in 1991, the … Continue reading

The Crown Princely Couple’s Visit to Aust-Agder

  September 25, 2010 at 5:07 am by

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From August 31st to September 2nd Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit payed their country visit to Aust-Agder where they visited the municipalities of Evje and Hornnes, Grimstad, Froland, Arendal, VegĂ„rshei and Gjerstad. Duing their first day in Lillesand, Evje and Hornnes the couple went to see the Setesdal Mineral Park, a clinic and a prison. Laterthe couple visited the University of Agder, Kristiansand Campus. Here they used bikes … Continue reading

Prince Albert opens Da Vinci Exposition and Chairs the Electric Car Summit

  September 24, 2010 at 8:18 am by

The Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

The Association Dante Alighieri Monaco joined with the Association Monaco-Italie under the grand canopy of the Grimaldi Forum for a historic exposition of Leonardo da Vinci’s Atlantic Code. The exposition of 1200 drawings from Milan’s Biblioteca Ambrosiana, has been held at the Grimaldi Forum from 2-24 September 2010. Of course, we have to thank Prince Albert II for his patronage of this exposition. But there is also a Casiraghi connection. … Continue reading

UAE President back home after receiving Medical Treatment

  September 21, 2010 at 8:35 am by

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The United Arab Emirates’ President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan, has returned home safely from Switzerland after recovering abroad after receiving medical treatment for an undisclosed illness, the state news agency WAM said on Friday: “President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan returned home safely this morning after recovery from illness.” Last month, on August 18th, WAM had reported that the President had “undergone comprehensive medical tests, after which he … Continue reading

Prince Faisal and Princess Sara of Jordan Celebrate Marriage

  September 18, 2010 at 4:13 am by

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Jordan’s Prince Faisal bin al Hussein celebrated his wedding to Princess Sara al Faisal in a dinner banquet held at the Aqaba Royal Palace. The groom’s brother, King Abdullah II, attended the ceremony with his wife Queen Rania, as well as members of the Royal Family, Princess Sara’s parents and family. Prince Faisal, who is 47 years old, was born in Amman as the second son of HM the Late … Continue reading

Queen Rania on Surprise Visit to Three Schools

  September 16, 2010 at 10:24 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania paid a surprise visit to three public schools in Amman on the second day of school year. The schools she visited were a Secondary School for girls, an Elementary School for boys and a Primary Co-ed. While visiting the schools, Queen Rania visited different classrooms, talked to children and teachers. During the visit to the schools, Queen Rania was greeted by enthusiastic screams from the students … Continue reading

Miss Casiraghi adds Public Safety to her roles

  September 13, 2010 at 12:12 am by

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This year Charlotte Casiraghi, older daughter of the Hereditary Princess Caroline of Monaco, has gained two significant stripes of national duty this year. The first was in June, when her new role as Honorary President of the Jumping International de Monte-Carlo gained recognition. Now she has been appointed to the role of Godmother of the Public Safety for the Maritime and Airport Police of Monaco. It was on Tuesday, 7 … Continue reading

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