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Sheikh Mohammed Attends First Meeting of the Federation Authority For Health

  July 6, 2010 at 9:34 pm by

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended a portion of the first Meeting of the Federation Authority for Health which was held at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi. The meeting was led by Minister of Health, Hanif Hassan Ali. His Highness emphasized, after the review of the meeting’s agenda, that it was imperative “to provide better medical … Continue reading

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Princess Lilian has Alzheimer’s Disease

  June 4, 2010 at 3:08 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has revealed that Princess Lilian, the 94-year-old widow of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s uncle Prince Bertil, has Alzheimer’s Disease. It was revealed to newspaper Aftonbladet by Elisabeth Palmstierna, the Marshall of the Court. “Lilian is very tired… She is old and frail,” Palmstierna said; also confirming that Princess Lilian will not be attending the June 19th wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling. The Princess … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos Leaves Hospital

  May 12, 2010 at 10:12 am by

It was yesterday when the King of Spain left the hospital to continuing his recovery at home three days after the lung surgery. At the outside of Barcelona Clinic hospital, looking relaxed the king had a short meeting with the press where he said he is in good form and thanked the doctors and nurses who treated him. King Juan Carlos also had praised words to the Spain’s public health … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos received Family visit

  May 10, 2010 at 9:54 am by

Since his admission in the Clinic Hospital of Barcelona last Saturday for a lung surgery, King Juan Carlos is receiving numbers of family visits and also institutional visits. The Prince of Asturias arrived yesterday from San Jose (Costa Rica), where he attended the Presidential Inauguration of Laura Chinchilla, and joined Princess Letizia to visit his father. At the end of the visit they had an informal meeting with the press … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos undergoes Lung Surgery

  May 8, 2010 at 5:49 pm by

Early in the morning, the official site of the Spanish royal house informed that His Majesty King Juan Carlos of Spain was under a surgery to remove a small growth that was located at right lung. The surgery was scheduled and because of that the King was admitted in a Barcelona Hospital yesterday night. On April 26-27 King Juan Carlos underwent a routine checkup where the nodule was found. In … Continue reading

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Official Visit to Cyprus from Qatar

  April 24, 2010 at 11:23 am by

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa, and Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser made a two day official visit to Cyprus. During the visit, the Emir and Sheikha Mozah meet with President Demetris Christofias of the Republic of Cyprus and his wife, where they held talks about relations between the two countries and several regional issues. After the meeting, the President held a lunch for the visiting Emir and his … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Breaks Leg

  April 12, 2010 at 2:51 am by

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has broken her leg, as Clarence House has confirmed. The break occurred while the Duchess was out walking near Birkhall, her residence with HRH The Prince of Wales in Scotland. Initially believing the injury to be nothing more than a sprain, the Duchess went home before going to a local hospital the following day for x-rays. Clarence House confirmed that she had suffered a twisted … Continue reading

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Microcredit in Kenya – Cooperation Aid in Ethiopia

  April 11, 2010 at 5:45 am by

Early this week, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain travelled to Nairobi, Kenya to attend the Africa-Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit, an international meeting organized by the Microcredit Summit Campaign which took place from April 7th to 10th. More than 2,000 people from 40 countries worldwide were present at the meeting, whose main goal is to spread the use of the microfinance in order to eradicate poverty, especially in Africa … Continue reading

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Jordanian Princesses Attend the 5th Congress of APOCP

  April 9, 2010 at 5:12 am by

HRH Princesses Ghida Talal and Dina Mired were invited, as guests of honor, to participate in the 5th Congress of the Asian Pacific Organisation for Cancer Prevention (APOCP) which was held on April 3-7, 2010 in Istanbul (Turkey). Under the title “Prevention of cancer: Time to move from fiction to action” Princess Ghida, the Chairperson of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), presented the keynote opening speech of the 5th … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma Launches the National Plan for Cancer Prevention and Control

  March 25, 2010 at 11:05 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma, Chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Association for the Fight Against Cancer, chaired on Wednesday in Skhirat (south of Rabat) the official launch of the national plan for cancer prevention and control (PNPCC). Initiated in a partnership between the Lalla Salma Association for the Fight Against Cancer and the Health Ministry, the PNPCC seeks to provide quality medical care throughout the Kingdom. The plan’s implementation spanned two years … Continue reading

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Letizia: One Day in Berlin to Support Research on Rare Diseases

  March 2, 2010 at 7:00 am by

The news today should be that the Princess of Asturias attended as guest of honour, upon invitation of Eva Luise Koehler First Lady of Germany, the presentation ceremony of the third edition of the Prize Eve Louise Köhler of Research on Rare Diseases, an issue (rare diseases) which the Princess is quite involved in. But it isn’t. The great news is that Letizia is for the first time travelling alone; … Continue reading

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Abdullah & Rania Inaugurate First Children’s Hospital in Jordan

  February 9, 2010 at 8:41 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania inaugurated the country’s first hospital for children with paediatric specialties, the Queen Rania Al Abdullah Paediatrics Hospital. The hospital will cater to children from the age of 1 day old to 16 years. The hospital will co-ordinate with other hospitals in the US and the UK for consultations and cooperation. Their Majesties also inaugurated the launch of the Al Hussein Medical Centre development … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Salma Awarded in Paris

  February 5, 2010 at 7:02 am by

Lalla Salma received on Monday at the Château de Versailles (near Paris) the 2010 award of the Charter of Paris against Cancer. The ceremony took place during a charity evening organized for the benefit of the association (Life – Hope to Fight Cancer) held under the patronage of president Nicholas Sarkozy for the Association pour la Vie-Espoir contre le Cancer (AVEC). The award comes in recognition of the untiring action … Continue reading

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Prince Kardam Discharged from Hospital

  February 4, 2010 at 12:57 pm by

After several media outlets last week reported on prince Kardam’s hospitalisation, ‘Hola!’ now reports on their website that prince Kardam has been discharged from the Conxo provinvial hospital in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. In ‘Hola!’ Kardam’s wife, princess Miriam, says that the prince has been discharged. The prince was taken to the Conxo hospital because of a high fever, combined with a severe kidney infection and respiratory problems. According to … Continue reading

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Princess Margaretha Open Dyslexia Forum in Paris

  February 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm by

‘Wort’ reports that on Tuesday, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and her sister-in-law, Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, opened the first dyslexia forum of UNESCO in Paris. The Grand Duchess held the opening speech of the forum. In her speech she said that world wide 300 million people are dyslectic. According to the Grand Duchess, these people are still marginalized. Maria Teresa also pointed out that it depended primarily on … Continue reading

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Prince Kardam Taken to Hospital in ‘Serious Condition’

  February 4, 2010 at 6:35 am by

Spanish newspaper ‘El Correo Gallego’ reported two days ago that prince Kardam of Bulgaria, eldest son of ex-king Simeon II, was admitted to Conxo Hospital in Galicia, Spain. On January 23rd the prince was taken to the Clinical Hospital of Santiago as he was suffering from a high fever and respiratory problems. After treatment prince Kardam was transferred to the Conxo hospital in Galicia. His wife, princess Miriam, is currently … Continue reading

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Emperor Akihito and King Albert II Cancel Engagements

  February 3, 2010 at 10:31 am by

Both Emperor Akihito of Japan and King Albert II of the Belgians have fallen sick and had to cancel some engagements. Yesterday the Imperial Household Agency announced that the emperor’s upcoming engagements have been cancelled for the entire week. The emperor is well enough to sign laws but he cancelled the planned trip to Hayama. On Monday emperor Akihito was still well enough to welcome Mexican president Felipe Calderon and … Continue reading

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Infanta Cristina Visits Guttmann Institute

  January 28, 2010 at 10:06 am by

Although Infanta Cristina currently lives in Washintong D.C.,where she and her family moved after the summer, she returns from time to time to Spain in order to attend her official engagements related to the Spanish Crown. On January 27, Cristina was in Barcelona to visit the Guttmann Institute. This institute is a neuro-rehabilitation hospital that was the first in Spain dedicated to the treatment of patients suffering of paraplegia or … Continue reading

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Princess Astrid Takes Over Aunt’s Charity

  January 27, 2010 at 11:25 am by

Earlier this month, Queen Fabiola of the Belgians gave up her patronage of the the ‘Damiaanactie’ as her health prevents her from getting actually involved with the cause. The queen was involved with the Damiaanactie since 1965. On Monday the palace announced that Princess Astrid will be taking over the patronage from her aunt, and that the princess will become the charity’s new honorairy chairwoman. The upcoming weekend the annual … Continue reading

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Queen Fabiola Relinquishes Patronage Due to Weak Health

  January 23, 2010 at 6:20 am by

The Royal Palace has announced that Queen Fabiola is no longer patron of the “Damiaanactie”, a charity which organises a sales action (usually of pens) once a year to collect money for buying leprosy and TBC medication for people suffering from these diseases in the Third World. The Palace clarified that the Queen’s weak health does not allow her to undertake many public engagements any more. As a result, she … Continue reading

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