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Qatar Celebrated National Day with a Parade

  December 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm by

HH the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, attended the national parade on Saturday morning which marked the occasion of the country’s national day, December 18. The parade was held on the Doha Corniche, where military and historic displays were showcased for about an hour. At the end of the parade, the Emir drove by the cheering crowd waving. Attending alongside the Emir was HH Sheikh Tamim … Continue reading

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The Norwegian Royal Family’s Current Events

  December 15, 2010 at 5:44 am by

What has the Norwegian Royal Family been up to since the Nobel Peace Prize? Here’s a little summary. King Harald and Queen Sonja On the evening of December 10th the Royal couple attended the Nobel Banquet at the Grand Hotel in Oslo which is hosted in honour of the laureate. The Nobel Peace Prize was hosted earlier the day. The next day King Harald attended the annual Nobel Peace Prize … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Honours Brave British Soldiers

  December 9, 2010 at 3:36 pm by

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth takes part in many investitures every year, but this one was extra special. Corporal Ricky Furgusson was honoured with the Military Cross, for showing extreme bravery after he went to the aid of wounded comrades four times. Corporal Furgusson, 25, lost both legs, an eye, and fingers on both hands in a blast in Afghanistan in January. The soldier, from Telford, Shropshire, spent five weeks in … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mathilde attended the “Day of the defence”

  December 4, 2010 at 7:05 pm by

On Saturday morning December 04, Princess Mathilde was present in Peutie at the National Family Info (NIFD) who is organized by the Department of Defense. Defence Minister Pieter De Crem and Chief of Staff General Charles-Henri Delcour welcomed the Princess on the basis of Peutie in Vilvoorde. Princess Mathilde talked a few hours to the families of a thousand Belgian soldiers currently on mission in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Congo. Around … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip visit to Abu Dhabi

  November 25, 2010 at 6:24 pm by

Day One = 24th November Accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of York, The Queen and Prince Phillip have made a flying two day visit to Abu Dhabi. Their first engagement after landing was to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Day Two = 25th November The Queen met HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum. Then went on a visit to see the unveiling design for Sheikh Zayed National … Continue reading

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What have the Danish Royals been up to lately? Week #46, 2010.

  November 22, 2010 at 4:27 pm by

Queen Margrethe & Prince Henrik. Tuesday, 16. November: Prince Henrik and Crown Prince Frederik took part in royal hunt in Grib Forest near Fredensborg Palace. At the game parade in the evening in front of Fredensborg Palace, Queen Margrethe, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Christian looked on, before all the adults gathered for a dinner hosted by Queen Margrethe. Hunting is not an issue in Denmark. Wednesday, 17. November: Together … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Gloucester visits Bermuda

  November 16, 2010 at 6:41 am by

On November 11, the Duchess of Gloucester, who is the Colonel-in-Chief of the Bermuda Regiment, arrived in Bermuda for an official visit where she presented the Bermuda Regiment with new Colours at the National Sports Center on November 13 (for a detailed explaination about the presentation of colours ceremony, please visit here). It has been her second visit to Bermuda, and the first time she presented the colours to the … Continue reading

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The Crown Princess Couple visit Norrbotten

  November 10, 2010 at 1:17 am by

On Wednesday 3 November, the Crown Princess Couple began their first joint visit to Norrbotten by travelling to Kaunisvaara People’s House in Pajala. There, they learnt about the planned mining facility in Pajala. They then visited Sahavaara Mine, the future site of the mining facility. In the evening, they dined at the Samernas restaurant at Viddernas Hus in Jokkmokk. Day two began with a visit to Áttje, the Swedish Mountain … Continue reading

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What have the Danish royals been up to lately?

  November 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm by

Just a little personal note to start with: This is my first attempt at writing a blog, so please bear with me. I intend this to be a brief weekly summary of the latest events involving the Danish royals. For more details you will have to go to the appropriate topics. this is merely a sample, a bite if you will. If it works, I’ll continue. If it doesn’t, well, … Continue reading

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Prince William Honors Submariners in Scotland

  October 28, 2010 at 7:06 pm by

Prince William was at Scotland’s Royal Navy headquarters at Faslane on the Clyde on Thursday, to award submariners who had done 20 or more patrols at sea. A total of 22 navymen received gold pins from the Prince, who looked dashing dressed in a navy uniform. It was the first time such an award was given out. Chief Petty Officer Stephen Irvine, one of the officers presented with the gold … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Hussein’s First Official Duty

  June 12, 2010 at 2:42 am by

Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein represented his father, Abdullah II, in the Army Day and the Great Arab Revolt Anniversary celebrations. This ceremony, which took place at the Martyr’s Monument in Amman last Tuesday, was attended by the kingdom’s top government and military officials, including royal family members. The young Crown Prince’s first official appearance without his parents started with the national anthem and 21-gun salute from the armed forces. After … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Earns His Wings, Set to Train on Apache Helicopters

  May 8, 2010 at 8:21 pm by

Britain’s Prince Harry earned his wings Friday to mark his graduation from the army’s pilot course. He was presented with his wings by his father Prince Charles as friends, family and girlfriend Chelsy Davy looked on. During the ceremony at the AAC’s Army Aviation Centre at Middle Wallop, Hampshire, Harry switched his hats from a red and black to a pale blue cap. That meant the Prince has moved from … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos Pays an Official Visit to Lebanon

  February 11, 2010 at 5:44 am by

Following an official visit by the President of Lebanon to Spain in October 2009, this week King Juan Carlos arrived at Rafik Hariri’s Beirut International Airport to start a two-day visit to Lebanon. The King, accompanied by the Spanish Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence, was welcomed by H.E. the President of Lebanon, Michel Suleiman. King Juan Carlos and President Suleiman went to the Baabda Presidential Palace in order to … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Promotes Charity in Barbados

  February 1, 2010 at 12:02 am by

Britain’s Prince Harry spent this weekend in the Caribbean island nation of Barbados, where he promoted his charity Sentebale, which helps children in the African Kingdom of Lesotho. The Prince arrived on Friday, along with Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso, and did several things to draw attention to Sentebale, including kicking off the Sentebale Polo Cup. On Friday, Harry was greeted by Sir Clifford Husbands, Governor General of Barbados, and several other … Continue reading

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Prince William Receives RAF Wings, as Kate Looks On

  January 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm by

Britain’s Prince William received his RAF wings today, with those closest to him cheering him on. William recently completed a year long course in becoming a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot, something that has been a dream of his for while. The Prince and brought his father, Prince Charles, and stepmother Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, to the ceremony. Also there was William’s longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton and her family. Cameras caught the … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling Visit Troops in Afghanistan

  January 5, 2010 at 8:04 pm by

On Sunday Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her fiance Daniel Westling paid an unannounced visit to the Swedish and Finnish troops in Afghanistan. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reports that the spokes person of the palace, Nina Eldh told them that the visit was unannounced due to security reasons. The couple visited the militairy base Northern Light in Mazar-i-Sharif, where 500 Swedish troops are stationed. On the base the crown … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Royal Family Receive the Body of Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

  January 3, 2010 at 7:51 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan, accompanied by other members of royal family, received the body of Captain Ali bin Zeid Al Oun, who was killed in an attack in Afghanistan on Wednesday December 30th, on Saturday January 2nd upon its arrival at the Queen Alia International Airport aboard an aircraft of the Royal Jordanian Air Force. After the ceremony King Abdullah II, the Crown Prince, … Continue reading

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Prince William Gives Moving Speech to Military Heroes

  December 16, 2009 at 12:28 am by

Tuesday evening, British royal brothers, Princes William and Harry, attended the Sun Military Awards to pay tribute to the UK’s servicemen and women. The star-studded event was held at the Imperial War Museum, and was hosted by The Sun newspaper. William told the troops it was “a privilege and an honor” to wear the same uniform as them. “This country is blessed with its Armed Forces,” the future King said … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary visits Afghanistan

  December 9, 2009 at 6:12 am by

Crown Princess Mary has recently returned from a secret visit to Danish troops serving in Afghanistan. The visit took place on November 29 and 30. Visiting the province of Helmand in southern Afghanistan, Mary was joined by the President of the Folketinget, Thor Pedersen, and the Danish Defence Minister, Soren Gade. The group arrived at Camp Bastion in Helmand on Sunday November 29th. From there, they visited the Danish army … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe visits Troops in Germany

  October 17, 2009 at 4:48 am by

HM Queen Margrethe II has paid a visit to one of her foreign patronages, the 1st Battalion of the Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment (PWRR), in Germany. During the visit, which took place at the Regiment’s base in Paderborn, the Queen spoke with the soldiers and laid a wreath in memory of soldiers lost during war in recent years. Queen Margrethe was also on hand to view a training ground … Continue reading

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