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King Albert welcomes President Yushchenko

  October 16, 2009 at 5:49 pm by

King Albert received Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko at Laeken Royal Palace in Brussels on October 15. During the meeting, a great number of questions were discussed, including cultural and economical cooperation, bilateral relations, as well as European and Euro-Atlantic ambitions of Ukraine. President Yushchenko gave an interview, where he stressed Belgium’s importance for Ukraine, noting: “Belgium as a representative of an Old Europe is a special partner. Cooperation with Belgium … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia in USA

  October 9, 2009 at 7:57 am by

The Prince and Princess of Asturias arrived on Sunday in the USA to start a three-day visit to New Mexico and Chicago. Their Royal Highnesses visited on Monday the new facilities of the National Hispanic Cultural Centre in Albuquerque, and the Cervantes Institute, which was inaugurated by the Prince and Princess in their visit in 2004. Afterward they went to New Mexico Univiersity (they already visited in 2004) where they … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Returns to Greece

  October 8, 2009 at 4:33 am by

After her private visit to attend the baptism of Prince Pavlos and Princess Marie Chantal’s fifth child, Queen Sofia arrived yesterday at Thessaloniki from Athens, where she was since Monday, to attend the official inauguration of “El Miró de Mallorca” exhibition. The exhibition, which will run until February 5 2010, is organized by the Teloglio Foundation and Pilar i Joan Miro of Mallorca, and shows more than 400 works made … Continue reading

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Queen Rania’s Visit to the US: Day 4

  September 30, 2009 at 6:47 am by

On day 4 of Queen Rania’s visit to New York, Her Majesty attended a breakfast which was hosted by the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and took place during the 64th General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York. This event took place to mark the the 60th anniversary of the U.N. aid agency for Palestinian refugees which … Continue reading

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Rania in the USA – Days 2 and 3

  September 27, 2009 at 5:16 pm by

Day 2 of Queen Rania’s trip to New York was kind of busy. In the morning she appeared on the Good Morning America show with Diane Sawyer. She answered a few question as well as talked about peace, education, social networking and stereotypes. Queen Rania said, answering a question, “At the moment, there’s 75 million children who are out of school. To get them into school would cost about $11 … Continue reading

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Queen Sonja in Rome

  September 26, 2009 at 1:48 pm by

On September 24th, Queen Sonja of Norway attended the Norwegian Institute in Rome’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The celebration took place at the American Institute in Villa Aurelia. The program included artistic and technical elements. During her speech at the Institute the Queen said: “I must admit that I feel a little envious of the students at the Institute – who have the chance to delve into history and study art … Continue reading

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Crown Princely Couple visits Hungary and New York

  September 24, 2009 at 4:47 pm by

From September 22nd to 24th, CP Haakon and CP Mette-Marit paid a visit to Hungary. They attended the opening of Pannon House in Budapest. The visit,started with a meeting with Hungarian President László Sólyom. After the meeting the couple went to Pannon House. There the Crown Princess opened the seminar “Sustainability and Architecture”. After the opening, the Princess and her husband attended an outdoor exhibition that combined traditional Hungarian crafts … Continue reading

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Rania visits New York Girls School – US Visit, Day 1

  September 21, 2009 at 9:09 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan visited The Young Women’s Leadership School East Harlem, New York. During the visit, Her Majesty met with some of the students and staff, they discussed the importance of what education plays in daily life and how it can improve children’s lives. Accompanying Her Majesty was UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman. Her Majesty served as UNICEF’s Eminent Advocate for Children since 2007 … Continue reading

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Abdullah & Rania visit Syria

  September 17, 2009 at 3:26 pm by

Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania visited Syria on an invitation from Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife Asma Assad. King Abdullah and President Bashar held a meeting where they discussed bilateral relations and regional and international issues. Syrian president and his wife held an iftar banquet in honor of their majesties. The royals took their two youngest children Princess Salma and Prince Hashem on the short visit … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander & Máxima Conclude NY400 Visit

  September 14, 2009 at 5:55 am by

TRH the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima have concluded their week-long visit to New York City, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage aboard the Half Moon which discovered the city. After their incredibly busy Tuesday and Wednesday schedules, Thursday was a relatively quiet day for the royal couple. The pair had seperate meetings on water management and micro-finance, the Prince and Princess’ pet areas respectively, … Continue reading

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Honorary Doctorate for Princess Benedikte

  September 14, 2009 at 2:11 am by

HRH Princess Benedikte, the Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, has recently completed an official visit to South Korea, which begun early last week. On Wednesday September 9th, Princess Benedikte was awarded an honorary doctorate in literature from the Seoul Women’s University at a ceremony presided over by the University’s president, Rhee Kwang-ja. The Princess was awarded the doctorate due to her work with young women, and promoting their education. Princess Benedikte is … Continue reading

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Prince of Orange & Princess Máxima’s First Two Days in NYC

  September 11, 2009 at 5:30 am by

TRH The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands have landed in the United States of America for an official visit to mark the 400th anniversary of the Hudson Voyage (and to attend the wedding of Bernardo Guillermo over the weekend), and the first stop was the USS Intrepid, where the Prince and Princess were greeted by Mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg, and the US Secretary of State, … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria travels to Greece for Exhibition Opening

  September 11, 2009 at 2:57 am by

After spending three days in Belgium for the opening of an exhibition with the Belgian Crown Prince and Princess, HRH Crown Princess Victoria has moved on to the Mediterranean. Her first stop has been Athens, Greece, for the opening of the new Acropolis Museum and the opening of Swedish Design Exhibition. It was in Athens yesterday that the Crown Princess was welcomed by Greek President Karolos Papoulias at the entrance … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi CP holds talks in the United States

  September 9, 2009 at 11:15 am by

HH Gen. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, arrived in Washington DC to hold talks with US President Barak Obama, senior White House advisers, cabinet secretaries, Congressional leaders as well as a few senior US government officials. Sheikh Mohammed met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and held talks on varioues subjects such as peaceful resolution … Continue reading

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King and Queen mark Swedish-Finnish Bicentennial

  August 28, 2009 at 2:45 am by

The King and Queen of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia, have just undertaken an official visit to neighbouring Finland to mark the bicentennial of the two nation’s relations. The King and Queen were invited by President Tarja Halonen, who greeted the Royal Couple at her official summer residence Kultaranta upon their arrival on August 25th. The President’s husband, Dr Pentti Arajärvi, was also on hand for the welcoming ceremony. … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe visits Germany, Day Two

  August 24, 2009 at 3:36 am by

Continuing with her two-day visit to Germany, HM Queen Margrethe II yesterday was still in Dresden. She and her sister, Princess Benedikte, first attended a luncheon at Eckberg Palace. This was also attended by the Saxon Governor Stanislaw Tillich, and his wife Veronika. The two sisters then opened an art exhibition at the Princes Gallery of Dresden Castle, entitled “With Fortuna Over the Sea. Saxony and Denmark Marriages and Alliances … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe visits Germany, Day One

  August 22, 2009 at 9:10 pm by

Queen Margrethe II is currently on a two-day visit to Germany, where she met with German President Köhler. The pair had a brief meeting before the Queen had her first engagement. A move to Dresden and the city’s Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) was the site of this engagement, and Margrethe was fascinated by the church’s beauty. She spoke with HE Jochen Bohl, the State Bishop of Saxony, and pointed … Continue reading

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Tongan King’s Foreign Trip after Ferry Tragedy

  August 13, 2009 at 4:39 am by

There has been criticism in the New Zealand media of the Tongan King’s trip to Scotland recently. The criticism has arisen as Tonga has recently suffered the tragic sinking of a ferry, with many people perishing. At least 149 people were on board, with 54 survivors having being found, and 2 bodies. The number dead is unconfirmed. The ferry was in a questionable condition at the time, and for many … Continue reading

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Qaboos’ 3 Day Visit to Tehran

  August 8, 2009 at 8:49 am by

Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said arrived on Tuesday morning in Tehran; where he met with the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He was welcomed by the president at the presidential office. The two leaders discussed developing bilateral relations, expanding cooperation in different fields, as well as exchanging points of views towards a number of regional and international issues. Oman … Continue reading

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Bahrain PM’s Official Visit to Thailand

  August 7, 2009 at 6:56 pm by

The Prime Minister of Bahrain, Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, will pay a visit to Thailand starting August 9-11 by the invitation of the Thai government, according to Vimon Kidchob who is Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department of Information. Sheikh Khalifa will meet with His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and with Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to discuss bilateral … Continue reading

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