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Queen Noor Receives Woodrow Wilson Award

  February 23, 2015 at 8:07 am by

Queen Noor of Jordan received during Alumni Day on Saturday February 21, the Woodrow Wilson Award at Princeton University. Her Majesty, a member of the Class of 1973, was selected for this award for her humanitarian work around the world. Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson Award is given annually to an alumnus or alumna who embody the ideals of the former University President. During her speech, Her Majesty recalled her time at … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Completes Ethiopian Visit

  February 18, 2015 at 8:30 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark has completed her working visit to Ethiopia, having spent the past two days in the Afar Region and Addis Ababa. Yesterday, Crown Princess Mary and Danish Minister for Trade and Development Mogens Jensen were in the north-west of the country, where they participated in a dialogue meeting on the topic of female genital mutilation and child marriage with members of the Afambo community. “You do get shaken … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima in Groningen & Drenthe

  February 18, 2015 at 3:32 pm by

On Tuesday, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visited the provinces of Groningen and Drenthe. The Royal Couple began their visit in Veendam, a town in Groningen. The King and Queen were received in the Veenkoloniaal Museum by the Commissioner of the King in Groningen, Mr Max van den Berg, and the Mayor of Veendam, Mr Sipke Swierstra. They visited the exhibition on the history of the Veenkoloniaal area. Then King … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Visits ‘The Music of Recycling’ Students

  February 3, 2015 at 9:10 am by

Queen Sofia of Spain yesterday was in Pozuelo de Alarcón, where she visited the project ‘The Music of Recycling’ that is supported by the Queen Sofia Foundation. During her visit at the Villapaz Reception Centre, Queen Sofia met with the twenty local students who take part in the project and was shown their instruments. The students were undergoing a test during the visit, so the Queen was able to see them … Continue reading

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Albert & Paola Inaugurate New Music Chapel Wing

  January 27, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

King Albert and Queen Paola today were present at the opening ceremony of a new wing of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo. The de Launoit Wing, named in honour of the former President of the Music Chapel Count Jean-Pierre de Launoit, has doubled the size of the Music Chapel and cost €10.5million to build. Queen Paola, who is the honorary chairman of the Music Chapel, officially opened the new wing, … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Days Event

  January 23, 2015 at 1:16 am by

On January 21, Princess Laurentien attended a National Reading Breakfast Days event as part of the 12th edition of the National Reading Days in Hoorn. The event took place in the National Library where the Princess read a book to a group of children from grade 8. The book chosen for the reading was “Farmer Boris goes to sea”, written by Ted van Lieshout and illustrated by Philip Hopman. The book was elected … Continue reading

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Catherine Cambridge’s Day in Kensington

  January 19, 2015 at 10:01 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge today carried out a series of engagements close to home in Kensington. Her first stop was a coffee morning with volunteers of Family Friends, an organisation which offers support to disadvantaged families through mentoring services. Here, Catherine spent time chatting with volunteers and with people who have benefited from the service Family Friends provides. The Duchess was due to be presented with a bouquet of flowers … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Names New Art Room in London

  January 15, 2015 at 10:44 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge was today in London to officially name the new art room at Barlby Primary School in West London. She was joined by British cross-dressing artist Grayson Perry for the event, which Catherine was originally scheduled to attend in October last year before her severe morning sickness forced her to cancel a number of engagements. Arriving in the early afternoon, the Duchess first stopped by the school hall … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Visits China

  November 29, 2014 at 2:34 am by

As a special advocate of the United Nation’s Secretary-General for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) and at the invitation of the Chinese government, Queen Máxima visited China from November 24 to November 28. On Monday November 24, The Queen met Mr. Alain Noudehou, the UN coordinator in China at the UNDP office in Beijing. In the evening the Queen attended a working dinner at the residence of the Dutch Ambassador … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Visits Saudi Arabia With Danish University

  November 28, 2014 at 4:05 am by

In conjunction with her long-standing partnership with the Syddansk Universitet, Princess Marie yesterday paid a visit to Saudi Arabia, where she visited the Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University (PNU). The University, which is located on the outskirts of the Saudi capital Riyadh, is the largest women’s university in the world. The Syddansk Universitet has ‘exported’ two undergraduate programs based on Danish concepts to PNU, where staff from Denmark teach 216 students … Continue reading

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Qatar Royals Attend ROTA Charity Event

  November 17, 2014 at 2:30 am by

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and his wife Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim al-Thani attended the Reach Out to Asia (Rota) ceremony which takes place annually. This years event was held under the theme “Plant a Book…Harvest a Future.” The auction gala dinner raised $21 million which will go to educational projects in poor countries. Rota Chairperson, Sheikha al-Mayassa bint Hamad al-Thani presented the Rota … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Visits The UAE

  October 18, 2014 at 8:22 pm by

Queen Rania of Jordan paid a short visit to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, where she participated in the “Investing In the Future” conference (IIF MENA) which was held for refugee children in the MENA region. The Queen addressed the audience during the opening ceremony and highlighted the problems facing the refugees and their hosting communities. Her Majesty noted that “the year 2014 has witnessed the largest human displacement; one disaster … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Presents Her New Book

  October 6, 2014 at 7:45 pm by

On Sunday October 5th, Princess Laurentien presented her new fairytale book written along with the children’s author Paul van Loon. The presentation took place at the theme park “Efteling”. De Sprookjessprokkelaar, the title of the book, is about a fairy tale library situated in an old, abandoned castle. The book teaches the importance of reading and reading aloud. The Princess was accompanied by her husband, Prince Constantijn, and their three children: … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King and Queen In France

  September 21, 2014 at 4:55 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah were on a two day working visit to Paris, France. On day one of the visit, Queen Rania met today with UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova at the UNESCO’s headquarters. Dressed in a lovely pant suit and heels by Elie Saab and Louis Vuitton bag see here, Her Majesty discussed education in Jordan and the Arab world and the the … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Opens Taalhuis

  September 8, 2014 at 10:26 pm by

Princess Laurentien today opened the Taalhuis at the Central Library in The Hague. The opening of the Taalhuis – Language House – took place on International Literacy Day, which also marks the beginning of literacy week in the Netherlands. The aim of the centre is to provide courses for individuals who wish to improve their Dutch reading, writing and speaking skills. During the event, Princess Laurentien – who incorporated the opening’s … Continue reading

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Princess Estelle Starts Preschool

  August 25, 2014 at 8:52 pm by

Earlier today, Princess Estelle and her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, attended a photoshoot in connection with the little Princess’s first day at preschool. The Princess has started Äventyret Preschool in Stockholm. The staff there believe that children learn best through being outdoors and moving around a lot. As a result, the children at Äventyret spend a lot of time amongst nature, and the youngest children sleep outdoors. … Continue reading

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Abdullah & Rania of Jordan Attend Daughter’s Graduation

  June 4, 2014 at 11:03 pm by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan celebrated today the graduation of their elder daughter, Princess Iman bint Abdullah, from high school in Amman. The King  and Queen proudly ascended the platform and handed over the high school completion diplomas to Princess Iman and her classmates during a lavish ceremony held at the International Academy of Amman (IAA) school campus. The graduation ceremony was also attended by the Princess’s … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima in Germany

  May 29, 2014 at 10:37 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima made a two-day working visit to Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, this week. On Monday May 26th, the King and the Queen attended the opening of the “Energy Seminar” at the Next Energy Campus of the University of Oldenburg. They were welcomed by Stephan Weil, the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony. In his speech, the King stressed the importance of energy, “Without energy, everything … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Launches Edrak Initiative

  May 20, 2014 at 2:18 am by

As part of Her Majesty’s efforts supporting education in the Arab world, Queen Rania of Jordan launched yesterday a non-profit Arabic platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) named Edrak. The platform is the first of its kind in the region and aims to provide Arab learners with great access opportunities to many of the online courses taught at leading universities worldwide such as Harvard and MIT. Edrak, which means realization, … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Opens Campus Hoogvliet

  April 9, 2014 at 4:03 am by

Yesterday, Queen Máxima was in Rotterdam to officially open Campus Hoogvliet, a new education facility in the area. Wearing a navy blue and brown outfit, the Queen presided over the opening ceremony before being given a tour of the facilities, during which she watched a safety demonstration performed by students from the Zadkine Safety Academy of the campus. She also viewed an exhibition of art works created by the students of … Continue reading

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