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Prince Charles Represents Queen Elizabeth at D-Day Commemoration

  June 7, 2009 at 10:15 pm by

The Prince of Wales has attended the D-Day Commemorative service in France, on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II. President Obama, President Sarkozy, Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, and Prime Minister Gordon Brown also attended. As reportedly planned by President Sarkozy, the commemoration was largely a Franco-American affair, with the contributions of the British and Canadian troops downplayed. At the official commemoration at the Normandy American cemetary near Colleville-sur-Mer (Omaha … Continue reading

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Prince Charles To Attend D-Day Ceremony in France

  June 3, 2009 at 5:50 pm by

There has been a circus surrounding the preparations for the D-Day 65th anniversary this weekend, as no member of the British Royal Family was invited; and the situation has received media coverage globally. The anniversary will be attended by Presidents Sarkozy and Obama, but questions were raised when no member of the British Royal Family was announced as attending. The royal household initially stated that no royal was attending as … Continue reading

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Mohammed bin Zayed & Sarkozy launch Louvre Abu Dhabi

  May 27, 2009 at 3:27 am by

His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and President Sarkozy inaugurated a preview experience of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first universal museum in the Middle East. The event took place at Emirates Palace as part of a celebration to mark the begin of construction of the museum. Sheikh Mohammed and President Sarkozy viewed … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline in Paris for UNESCO Gathering

  May 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm by

Her Royal Highness The Princess Caroline of Hanover was in Paris on May 14 to preside over the annual gathering of UN Goodwill Ambassadors at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The Annual Meeting, convened by the UN Director-General, brings together a large number of international personalities, from the worlds of art, film, music, literature, charity and public affairs. Her Royal Highness has been a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador since 2003 and … Continue reading

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Lalla Meryem at UNESCO headquarters in Paris

  May 15, 2009 at 4:23 am by

Princess Lalla Meryem attended a meeting at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris on Thursday. Lalla Meryem spoke at the 8th Annual Meeting as UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassadors. Lalla Meryem seeks to promote the UN body activities in zones stricken by post-conflicts and natural disasters saying “My country’s commitment in this regard is as strong as its attachment to peacekeeping operations, in which it has … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Prince Pierre Foundation Awards

  May 8, 2009 at 2:42 pm by

Her Royal Highness the Princess of Hanover, as the Foundation’s President, presided over awards for her grandfather’s memorial foundation, the Prince Pierre Foundation (Fondation Pronce Pierre in French) in Paris on May 7. His Serene Highness Prince Pierre, born Count Pierre de Polignac of Guidel, Morbihan, Brittany, France, assumed the surname Grimaldi and the title Prince of Monaco, Duke of Valentinois on his arranged marriage to Princess Charlotte of Monaco, … Continue reading

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Tres Bien: French Presidential Couple make High-Profile Visit to Spain

  May 2, 2009 at 8:01 am by

It promised to be a headline-grabber from the start, and grab headlines it did. The first state visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni to Spain last April 27 and 28 was definitely an affair no media entity would want to pass. The flashy Sarkozy arrived in Spain on April 27 and was given all the pomp and trappings of the arrival ceremony given to any … Continue reading

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President Sarkozy’s Middle East Trip

  February 12, 2009 at 1:36 am by

After an unexpected visit to Baghdad on 10 February, President Nicholas Sarkozy of France visited the Gulf States of Oman, Bahrain, and Kuwait to confer with the rulers of those countries on both military and civilian issues. This visit follows visits by the President in 2008 to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the UAE, which also led to agreemements, most significantly an agreement for France to set up a military base … Continue reading

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