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Day in History: Birth of James I and VI of England and Scotland

  June 19, 2012 at 10:22 am by

With so much focus on contemporary royals, historical ones are often forgotten. These blog entries will focus on British royals of the past on days that bear particular importance in relation to them. Today’s Royal is not in any imminent danger of fading into background; the reign of James VI and I was one of the pivotal moments in English, Scottish, and eventually, British histories – the Union of Crowns. … Continue reading

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Luxembourg Royals at Sandhurst Graduation

  April 16, 2012 at 10:31 am by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family was out in force on Friday in Sandhurst, England where they were present at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for the passing out ceremony of Prince Wenceslas of Nassau and Archduke Alexander of Austria. The two princes, both grandsons of former Grand Duke Jean, took part in the Sovereign’s Parade to signify the end of the military training at the Academy. Their regiment, among over … Continue reading

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Prince Friso Transferred to Wellington Clinic in London

  March 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm by

Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau has been transferred to the Wellington Clinic in London, England. The RVD announced this today at 18.18 o’clock Duch time. The Wellington Clinic has been chosen based on advice from experts. Their advice was based on the condition of the Prince. London will also provide Countess Luana and Countess Zaria with the most prospects for continuity and stability. In the same announcement, the RVD repeated the … Continue reading

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Felipe & Letizia’s Visit to London

  November 19, 2011 at 4:40 am by

Monday November 7th, 2011 – London Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias paid a visit to London on November 7th to attend a gala dinner to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom. The one-day visit saw the Prince and Princess attend several events in London. The Prince and Princess’ first port of call was a visit the ‘World Travel … Continue reading

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Mozah holds meetings in London

  April 2, 2011 at 1:37 am by

As Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, HH Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser met with the Director of the British Library Dame Lynne Brindley at the Savoy Hotel in London. During the meeting, they discussed the historical manuscripts project which is in the framework of the existing partnership between the British Library and Qatar Foundation. After the meeting, Dame Lynne Brindley presented … Continue reading

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Saudi Prince Khalid bin Bandar Al Saud weds Lucy Cuthbert

  March 31, 2011 at 8:19 am by

His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud tied the knot with Miss Lucy Cuthbert, the niece of the Duke of Northumberland, on March 28th. The ceremony, which was very simple, took place at the registery office in Oxford and was attended by a few of the couple’s family members and friends. Prince Khalid, who is 33 years old, is part of the Al Saud dynasty and … Continue reading

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Women of the Future Awards 2010

  November 11, 2010 at 9:35 pm by

Princess Badiya bint El Hassan attended on November 10th, 2010 the Women of the Future Awards at the London Marriott Hotel on Grosvenor Square. This year’s winners of the prize were Dr Raina Zarb Adam, Thea Green, Rina Madlani, Lucinda Garrett, Carolina Gonzales-Bunster, Lisa Smosarski, Bola Agbaje, Gemma Tuley, Tabitha Manzuangani, Phil Smith and the Olympic Delivery Authority. Also attended the event Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, awards patron, Cherie … Continue reading

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Qatari Royals’ Cars get Clamped in London

  July 31, 2010 at 7:57 am by

Police wardens clamped two sports car worth of £1.5 million outside Harrods earlier this week while the owners, members of the Qatari Ruling Family, were believed to be shopping inside Harrods at the time. The two cars that got the yellow boot were a £1.2million Koenigsegg CCXR and a £350,000 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4. Both cars were parked right behind the other and were in matching colors of baby blue. One … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid wins Endurance Race in Britain

  July 20, 2010 at 7:44 am by

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, won the championship of Endurance Horseracing which was held in the Houston Park Area in Britain on July 14th, 2010. The Sheikh was then crowned champion after he finished first. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Dubai’s Crown Prince, finished second; while Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, … Continue reading

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Mary takes Children to Circus Premiere

  July 3, 2010 at 6:01 am by

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

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Saudi Prince in Court Charged with Murder

  February 25, 2010 at 7:53 am by

HRH Prince Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Nasir Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been charged with murdering his aide at the five-star Landmark Hotel in London, Scotland Yard has said. The 33-year-old prince is accused of killing Saudi citizen Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz last week. The prince had been in London for a four-week sightseeing trip. A bail application was adjourned for the prince to give the defence team more time to … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia in London to Award the International Media

  November 25, 2009 at 7:51 am by

TRH the Prince and Princess of Asturias were last night in London, United Kingdom, to attend the presentation ceremony of the 2009 Foreign Press Association Media Awards, which are held by the Foreign Press Association in London (FPA). The FPA, which was founded in 1888, is an association of journalists working in the United Kingdom for overseas media. It’s one of the oldest clubs for foreign correspondents in the world, … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed attends UAE-Manchester Friendly Match

  November 13, 2009 at 7:41 pm by

H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended a friendly match between the UAE National Soccer team and Manchester City of England at the Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, UAE. ”We will draw lessons from this match so as to represent the UAE honourably,” Sheikh Mohammed said. The UAE won the match 1-0. The … Continue reading

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Women of the Future Awards 2009

  November 13, 2009 at 7:35 pm by

Princess Badiya bint El Hassan attended on Thursday the Women of the Future Awards at the Marriott Hotel in London. This year’s winners of the prize were chosen by a panel of judges led by Princess Badiya. During the ceremony received the 2009 Award: Emily Bendell, founder of Blue Bella; Ruth Amos, the 19-year-old inventor; tailor Kathryn Sargent; and the youngest and only female CEO of a City broker, Sam … Continue reading

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Reza Pahlavi gives interview to Telegraph

  November 11, 2009 at 2:08 am by

Last week Prince Reza Pahlavi, Iran’s former Crown Prince, gave an interview to British newspaper The Daily Telegraph. Reza Pahlavi backed a campaign of “civil disobedience and non-violence” to change the Iran’s government. He called on Western support and said to the journalist, Simon Heffer, that “he can’t sit and say nothing as Iran suffers.” To read the full interview click here.

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King Abdullah’s Interview in London

  November 9, 2009 at 7:41 pm by

His Majesty King Abdullah II was interviewed by the London-based Al Hayat Newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief, Ghassan Charbel, on Monday where the King talks about peace, the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian state. The interview is being published in two parts. The first part was published today and the second will be published tomorrow. To read the full interview click here.

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King and Queen of Jordan Start Working Visit to UK

  November 9, 2009 at 10:38 am by

The Royal Court announced yesterday that the King and Queen of Jordan flew to London on Sunday for a working visit to Britain, which is due to last several days. During the visit His Majesty, accompanied by Queen Rania, will meet with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. According a Royal Court statement the two leaders will talk about “latest developments in the Middle East, particularly efforts being made to establish … Continue reading

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Chocolates no one would refuse…

  September 1, 2009 at 4:43 pm by

The finest Swiss chocolates don’t need advertising. However, the box of chocolates a certain Meynell brought back to Britain with him is certainly worth a mention. Not because of their delicious taste but because of what was inside: instead of the usual crème and liquor, one would find diamonds and pearls worth a fortune. A newly-declassified top secret MI5 file on Francis Meynell reveals how in 1920 he smuggled gems … Continue reading

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Rania Helps in launching Education for All Campaign

  August 20, 2009 at 4:57 pm by

Queen Rania of Jordan helped launch the 1GOAL: Education for All campaign, along with football’s world governing body FIFA and footballers from across the globe, on Thursday. The campaign will try to ensure all children receive an education, the 1GOAL: Education for All is linked to next year’s World Cup in South Africa. 1GOAL has one purpose and that is to ensure that 75 million children out of school in … Continue reading

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Princess Haya continues European Tour for Children’s Hospital

  August 14, 2009 at 7:41 am by

The wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein has visited Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust and Evelina Children’s Hospital at Guys’ and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, which are two children’s hospitals in London. Princess Haya’s visit comes as part of a tour to visit children’s hospitals across … Continue reading

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