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Life Going on in Monaco

  April 15, 2011 at 9:26 am by

Obladi, Oblada, Life goes on! Princess Antoinette, Monaco’s nonagenarian matriarch and last fallen icon of past reigns, was laid to rest in the Chapel of the Peace. March ended. Spring came. Prince Albert and his soon-to-be princess, Charlene, paid a visit to the ancestral land of that other fallen icon, the Prince’s Irish-American mother, Grace Kelly! Three days later, the couple was back in Monaco. The Prince met his neice, … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla: Visit to Portugal

  April 1, 2011 at 6:34 am by

On the 14th March, it was announced that the royal couple would visit Portugal, Spain and Morrocco from the 28th March until the 6th April. Portugal was first on the list, and the couple were greeted by the Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva and his wife Maria Cavaco Silva today. It was a rainy start to the trip but hopefully the beautiful Portuguese weather will start to shine through soon. … Continue reading

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Little Savannah Makes Public Debut

  March 27, 2011 at 7:40 am by

She’s the youngest member of the British Royal Family, but yet three-month-old Savannah Phillips has already enjoyed one of the family’s most favoured past times – horses. Snug in her three-wheeler pram, Savannah attended the Gatcome Horse Trials at Gatcome Park, Gloucestershire yesterday with her mother, Autumn Phillips. The baby’s aunt, Zara Phillips, competed in the event. Princess Anne, Vice-Admiral Timothy Laurence and Captain Mark Phillips – Savannah’s grandparents – … Continue reading

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Mohammed Visits Horse Fair & Art Show

  March 21, 2011 at 4:21 am by

On March 19, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai visited the 8th edition of the Arabian Horse Show held in Dubai World Trade Center. His Highness toured the pavilions and stands which showcased everything to do with horses. After the tour, Sheikh Mohammed expressed his admiration of the exhibition to over two hundred companies taking part. On … Continue reading

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It’s Good to be Charlotte Casiraghi

  December 6, 2010 at 10:25 pm by

Well, yes, she has her challenges, as we all do. But sometimes, believe it or not, it really is fantastic to be Charlotte Marie Pomeline! One of those times was Saturday, 4 December 2010. The beautiful Mademoiselle Casiraghi was positively beaming, her eyes full of maniacal laughter, as she stomped around the arena at Le Parc des Expositions of Paris Nord Villepinte, which was all revamped in red and green … Continue reading

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Charlotte Casiraghi’s Past Weeks

  November 27, 2010 at 9:14 am by

Charlotte Casiraghi was gearing up for the 2010 Gucci Masters equestrian tournament a whole fortnight before its commencement. It begins on Friday, the 3rd of December, and extends through the succeeding Sunday. As last year, the venue is the exposition park in Paris Nord Villepinte. Early this past week, Charlotte joined the organizers of the glamourous event for its promotional photo shoot with a couch-sitting horse. Charlotte answered questions about … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena opens Horses Show

  November 24, 2010 at 1:09 pm by

Yesterday November 23th Infanta Elena of Spain attended the inauguration of the International Horse Show (SICAB) in his XX edition of which her royal Highness is Honorary President. SICAB was established in 1991 in Sevilla as a trade fair to show the purebred Spanish horses to the public in general following the downturn caused by the African Horse Disease epidemic in Spain. It is focused exclusively in purebred Spanish horses, … Continue reading

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Danish Royal Youngsters Make an Appearance

  November 10, 2010 at 2:19 am by

The Hubertus Hunt takes place in Deer Park every autumn and this year there were several special guests. Royal children Prince Christian, Princess Isabella and their cousins Princes Nikolai and Felix came along accompanied by Prince Henrik and the Crown Prince Couple. The children watched the proceedings from the small royal hunting palace located in Deer Park. They were able to observe the various riders, both young and old, ride … Continue reading

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Lyon and Rome for Charlotte

  November 2, 2010 at 3:13 am by

Thursday: Jumping competition in Lyon, check! Friday, jumping in Lyon again, check! Saturday, red carpet in Rome with brother’s girlfriend, check! It’s all in a typical week for Charlotte Casiraghi, elder daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco and her second husband, the late World Offshore Champion Stefano Casiraghi. Yes, indeed, Miss Casiraghi removed her Gucci jodhpurs and riding boots for the day on Saturday, 30 October 2010, replacing them with … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Wins Herbert Allen and Molise Award

  August 2, 2010 at 12:47 am by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received at the annual ceremony in Canfield, New York the ‘Herbert Allen Molise Prize’. The award is for the protection of horses, and is an “expression of thanks to his efforts in training horses, rehabilitation, and protection from slaughter.” Sheikh Mohammed spoke with Bloomberg News and told them, “I am honored to have been … 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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Charlotte for President! All in Favor?

  June 27, 2010 at 6:27 am by

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

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Princess Nathalie Announces Pregnancy

  March 25, 2010 at 8:29 am by

HSH Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her fiance, Alexander Johannsmann, have revealed that they are expecting their first child, in an interview with Danish magazine Billed Bladet. The baby is due in July. Their engagement was announced earlier this year, and they will wed civally in around a month’s time, with a church wedding set for 2011. “We have not found a set date yet though. It will be not … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Amina takes part in King Hamad’s Horse Racing Cup in Bahrain

  February 9, 2010 at 8:39 am by

Princess Lalla Amina participated in King Hamad’s Horce Racing Cup, which took place on Saturday. Princess Lalla Amina completed the 20-km distance in two hours, the Princess was greeted at the end of the competition by the King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. President of the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (BREEF) Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa handed over a special prize of the Federation to … Continue reading

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Madeleine and Benedikte attend Horse Show

  November 5, 2009 at 2:13 pm by

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Princess Benedike of Denmark attended the International Horse show at Flyinge in Southern Sweden on Wednesday, November 4th 2009. Princess Madeleine just returned home from her month-long stay in New York. Yesterday the Princess attended a large horse show. Among the participants in the show was also Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, who competes in the World Cup in dressage. Nathalie is the daughter of Princess Benedikte … Continue reading

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Mayed wins Kentucky Cup Endurance race

  October 19, 2009 at 4:34 am by

Sheikh Mayed Bin Mohammad Al Maktoum won the Kentucky Cup Endurance race which took place in Lexington. The Kentucky Cup endurance is a lead up race for the 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games. The endurance race was a 75mile race which was completed by the Sheikh in 6:05:30. After the win, Sheikh Mayed said, “It was amazing. This is the sport that we most love. It’s our history.” He went … Continue reading

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Dubai Ruler Wins Endurance Race, Gets Six Month Ban

  August 4, 2009 at 5:44 pm by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, won the 120-km Euston Park Endurance ride which took place on Monday. Sheikh Mohammed completed the race in 5 hours 7 minutes and 47 seconds while the Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum won 2nd place. The royals competed against 118. The FEI has found … Continue reading

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Derby Day Fashion

  June 7, 2009 at 12:11 pm by

Royal Ascot may be just over a week away but royal watchers got a small taste of the high fashion and hats that will be on show when the Queen, Princess Alexandra of Kent and Princess Haya of Jordan attended Derby Day at Epsom on Saturday. The Queen wore a pretty pink herring-bone coat with a matching trilby shaped hat. image This outfit had been worn a number of times … Continue reading

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Dubai Ruler meets Queen Elizabeth at Epsom Derby

  June 6, 2009 at 8:03 pm by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and his wife HRH Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussain met with Queen Elizabeth II of England while attending the Epsom Derby race. Sheikh Mohammed and Queen Elizabeth talked about horse racing in England and in Dubai, as well as the horses owned by Sheikh Mohammed. Queen Elizabeth wished Sheikh Mohammed all the … Continue reading

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Zara Phillips appears with some unfamiliar (and familiar) faces

  May 25, 2009 at 12:14 pm by

This week was an eventful one for Zara Phillips, daughter of the Princess Royal. Fans who were used to seeing Zara on Toytown or Ardfield Magic Star were surprised on Thursday to see Zara with some new faces at the Lackham horse trials in Wiltshire, England. This was followed by a rousing win at the racetrack on Saturday of a Zara-trained horse at Bredawardine. Racehorse owner and proud mum, Princess … Continue reading

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