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

Jordanian King’s Maternal Grandfather’s Funeral

  December 3, 2010 at 12:59 am by

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Today, King Abdullah II, Queen Rania, Princess Muna and other members of the Royal Family attended Colonel Piercy Walter Gardiner’s funeral. Gardiner, the maternal grandfather of Jordan’s King, passed away yesterday in Amman. Gardiner was buried in a private ceremony at Princess Muna’s farm in the Jordan Valley. After the funeral, King Abdullah, Crown Prince Hussein and Prince Faisal received the condolences at Raghadan Palace from Royal Family members, the … Continue reading

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Attends National Day Celebration

  December 3, 2010 at 12:50 am by

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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, attended today the telebrations of the thirty-ninth anniversary of National Day that was held at Zayed University. The event was attended by His Highness Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research HE Abdul … Continue reading

Queen Rania Honors the Kingdom’s Best Teachers for 2010

  December 2, 2010 at 9:15 am by

Queen Rania

Queen Rania of Jordan has sponsored the 5th annual celebration of “Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education” (QRAEE) and honored the 22 winners who are the best teachers in the kingdom for the year 2010. During the ceremony which took place at the Cultural Palace in Al Hussein Sports City, Her Majesty handed out the teachers’ trophies and certificates of the award. She later met and thanked all the … Continue reading

King Abdullah’s British Grandfather Dies

  December 2, 2010 at 8:48 am by

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Colonel Walter Percy Gardiner, the British grandfather of Jordan’s King Abdullah II, has passed away at Princess Muna’s house on December 1, 2010 according to a statement released by the Royal Court. Walter Gardiner was born on December 12, 1914 in Standford, England. He married Doris Elizabeth Sutton (1916-1994) on December, 24, 1938. Their daughter, Antoinette Avril Gardiner, became Princess Muna Al Hussein in May 1961 after marrying the late … Continue reading

Sheikha Mozah: I would like to ask a question: When?

  December 2, 2010 at 5:18 am by

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Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned attended the FIFA’s Executive Committee for the bid 2018 or 2022 games in Zurich. Sheikha Mozah, who was dressed in a maroon colored dress that resembles the Qatari flag, gave an impressing 30-minute speech in bid for Qatar to host the 2022 games, addressing the crowd, “Mr Blatter and members of the Executive Committee, I would like … Continue reading

Royals Fashion Faceoff

  December 2, 2010 at 4:47 am by

Royal Fashion Face-Off

It’s quite normal to see celebrities in the same outfit, especially on the red carpet, but is it normal to see royals in the same outfit/piece? Yes, especially if you share one designer like Belgian designer Natan, who is worn mostly by Crown Princess Mathilde, Crown Princess Maxima and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa – they have been seen in the same piece days after one royal has been seen in … Continue reading

Statement on World Aids Day 2010

  December 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm by

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Currently the Crown Prince family is on a journey abroad. Today, on the occasion of the World Aids Day 2010, a statement of the Crown Princess was released at the Royal House’s website. In the statement Mette-Marit makes clear that positive trends in the fight against HIV/Aids can be seen in several countries, but people should double their and continue the good work. She also underlines it is important to … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip attend Royal Premiere

  December 1, 2010 at 11:33 am by

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A rare night out at the movies was in order for The Queen and Prince Phillip last night, as they attended the Royal Film Performance. This year’s chosen film was Chronicles of Narnia: The Dawn Treader, the 3rd film in the series. The Royal Film Performance is the major fundraising event of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CBTF). The Queen is patron of the charity, which supports film and … Continue reading

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