Prince Rashid bin Al Hassan of Jordan Engaged to Zeina Shaban

  July 4, 2010 at 9:38 pm by

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The Royal Hashemite Court announced the engagement of King Abdullah II’s cousin, HRH Prince Rashid bin Al Hassan, to Jordanian gymnast and table tennis player, Miss Zeina Shaban, on July 3rd. The Knot Tie took place at the bride’s parents home in the presence of the groom’s parents, Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath, King Abdullah II, Prince Faisal bin al Hussein and members of the Shaban family. Prince Rashid, the … Continue reading

Mary takes Children to Circus Premiere

  July 3, 2010 at 6:01 am by

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Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella attended the premiere day of Circus Summarum earlier this week. The trio arrived and were greeted by by Chris Minh Doky, a jazz musician who is also the husband of Princess Mary’s lady-in-waiting, Tanja Doky. The circus includes appearances by various Danish children’s performers, including Bamse og Kylling (Teddy Bear and Chicken), Bruno and Lille Nørderne Anders og Katrine (Little Nerds Anders … Continue reading

Colors & Flowers for Haya at Royal Ascot

  July 3, 2010 at 5:21 am by

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This year at the Royal Ascot races, Princess Haya choose to wear flowery hats to every event she attended with summery colored outfits. On the first day, Princess Haya choose a shaded blue and grey skirt suit, matched with a beige hat that had shaded blue flowers all around see here. On day two, Princess Haya matched her lovely white & red flowered hat with a red skirt suit with … Continue reading

King Albert II Stays Silent in Congo

  July 1, 2010 at 7:07 am by

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On Monday king Albert II and Queen Paola of the Belgians arrived in Kinshasa for a four day visit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the independance of Congo. It was the first time since 1985 that a Belgian monarch visited the former colony. Immediately after the arrival there was a meeting between the king and president Joseph Kabila. The meeting was supposed to last for 15 minutes, but the … Continue reading

Queen Rania launches the Arabic Version of ‘The Sandwich Swap’

  June 30, 2010 at 12:45 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited yesterday the Zaha Cultural Center in Amman, where she launched the Arabic edition of her latest children book The Sandwich Swap. Her Majesty read the book at the center’s library to the children and discussed with them the story’s main aims and values. The Queen also toured the center and newest extension and distributed copies of the book to the ZCC’s children. The … Continue reading

No to Terrorism!

  June 30, 2010 at 12:41 am by

King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain

On June 27th, for the very first time in the Congress of the Deputies, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofí­a presided over a ceremony in remembrance and tribute to the victims of terrorism. The reason of this date? On this same day, in 1960, the terrorist group ETA killed someone for the first time, a 22 month old baby, Begoña Urroz Ibarrola. So, after last March 11th, for the 6th … Continue reading

No Official Announcement, but August 25th in Spetses it is!

  June 28, 2010 at 5:28 am by

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Last December 28th, the following announcement was released by King Constantine: “HM Queen Anne-Marie and I are delighted to announce the engagement of our son Nikolaos to Tatiana Blatnik.” Since that day, royal watchers have been wondering when and where the wedding will take place. This year or next? Greece or London? Recently, after a long period in the dark, King Constantine gave an interview to a foreign newspaper and … Continue reading

Charlene Wittstock & Prince Albert – Why Now?

  June 27, 2010 at 6:33 am by

Prince Albert & Charlene

This month, royal watchers were speculating about the odds of another royal couple’s engagement. Daily Beast editor Tina Brown opened a Pandora’s Box of hopes and doubts relating to a couple of “missing” dates on the Court Circular, that monthly bulletin of scheduled activities for the British royal family. Alas, to the surprise of few, if any, Prince William and Kate Middleton demonstrated (again) that they will not be cornered … Continue reading

Princess Haya Named Patron of World Sport Academy

  June 27, 2010 at 6:32 am by

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The World Academy of Sport (WAoS) has announced the appointment of Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Al Hussein as a Global Patron. Princess Haya’s new role is to ensure the initives reach all parts of the world by the world body and the International Advisory Board. On her patronage, Princess Haya said: “I am delighted to accept the position of Global Patron of the World Academy of Sport and look … Continue reading

Charlotte for President! All in Favor?

  June 27, 2010 at 6:27 am by

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Charlotte Casiraghi has arrived upon a new stage of her career as a public figure. Yes, that’s what I said: public figure. For Miss Casiraghi became just that when she accepted the role of Gucci’s equestrian muse. In fact, since last year, she has been steadily on her way to becoming a patroness of her favourite sport. Now she is something more, something highly official, and ever more like her … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth at Wimbledon after 33 Years

  June 25, 2010 at 3:04 am by

The Duke of Kent and Queen Elizabeth II at Wimbledon, 2010

HM Queen Elizabeth II yesterday visited the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, for the first time in thirty-three years. The Queen spent several hours at the event, touring the grounds around ‘Murray Mount’ (or Aorangi Terrace, its proper name) and meeting some of today’s top tennis stars. Accompanied by the Wimbledon Club Chairman Tim Phillips, Queen Elizabeth met a group of ball boys and girls before watching a part of the club’s … Continue reading

Palace Announces Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock’s Engagement

  June 24, 2010 at 1:49 am by

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The Prince’s Palace of Monaco has announced the engagement between HSH Prince Albert II and his girlfriend of several years, Ms Charlene Lynette Wittstock. The news was announced yesterday, Wednesday June 23rd. The couple attended the June 19th wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden together, which many saw as ‘hinting’ towards an engagement. An official portrait was released also, to commemorate the betrothal. Click here to view the engagement … Continue reading

Prince Moulay Hassan Finshes his Second School Year

  June 22, 2010 at 2:31 am by

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King Mohammed VI and Lalla Salma, accompanied by their daughter Lalla Khadija, attended in Rabat the graduation ceremony of the Prince Moulay Hassan at l’Ecole Princière (the Prince School) in the Royal Palace. The King, who come back to Rabat from Al Hoceima especially to attend his son’s end of year ceremony, listen proudly to the speech given by the little prince in which he reviewed the school year activities. … Continue reading

Victoria & Daniel’s Wedding – Reception

  June 21, 2010 at 8:27 am by

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The official reception celebrating the marriage of Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel was hosted by the King and Queen, and went until the wee hours of the morning. The bride and groom entered the main hall of the Palace, before they and their guests tucked into sumptuous dinner consisting of Norwegian lobster, Landö char, Sirloin of veal from Stenhammar and strawberry mousse. Throughout the various portions of the evening which … Continue reading

Victoria & Daniel’s Wedding – Ceremony & Cortège

  June 21, 2010 at 8:06 am by

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At 3:30pm, Crown Princess Victoria was led into the Stockholm Cathedral by her ten bridal children, the girls wearing pearl dresses and the boy’s traditional blue and white sailor suits. The bride was walked three-quarters of the way to the alter by her father, King Carl Gustaf, before they met Daniel and Prince Carl Philip just before the stairs. The King kissed his daughter’s hand, then shook the groom’s, before … Continue reading

Victoria & Daniel’s Wedding – Arrivals

  June 21, 2010 at 7:31 am by

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The wedding between HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Mr Daniel Westling began on June 19th at around 2:30pm, Stockholm time, when guests began arriving to the Storkyrkan (Stockholm Cathedral) in Stockholm for the ceremony. Shortly after, the royal guests and close family of the bride and groom began to make their way down the light blue carpet which led from the West Gate of the Royal Palace of … Continue reading

Princess Caroline and World Refugee Day

  June 21, 2010 at 5:29 am by

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There was plenty of speculation as to whether Princess Caroline would attend the highly anticipated royal wedding in Sweden. Royal watchers everywhere longed to know if she would attend, and if yes, would she have a “date,” or just her brother to escort her? Even the most conservative royal watchers, skeptical of the truth of her divorce from the Prince of Hanover, seemed resigned to the unlikelihood that he would … Continue reading

Saudi King to visit Canada, US & France

  June 21, 2010 at 4:49 am by

King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz

King Abdullah Al Saud is said to attend the G20 summit in Canada, which will be followed by a working trip to Washington and Paris. In Washington DC, King Abdullah is scheduled to meet with President Obama on June 29 at the White house. “Obama looks forward to discussing with King Abdullah the strengthening of bilateral ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia as well as a range of … Continue reading

Qaboos in Bahrain Today

  June 20, 2010 at 5:24 am by

Sultan Qaboos of Oman

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos of Oman will start a friendly visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain today, where he will be welcomed by His Majesty King Hamad. The King and Sultan Qaboos will hold talks on bolstering bilateral relations, international issues and and international political and economic developments.

Daniel Westling Receives Order of the Seraphim

  June 19, 2010 at 8:39 am by

Monogram of Prince Daniel of Sweden

Upon the occasion of his marriage, Daniel Westling will become a Knight of the Order of the Seraphim, as was just announced by the Swedish Royal Court. Official Statement by the Royal Court

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