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

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

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