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Queen Sofia Pays Tribute to the Spanish Mass Media

  March 6, 2009 at 10:24 am by

Yesterday, Queen Sofia attended an event in Madrid, where the Help Against Drug-Addiction Foundation (FAD) paid tribute to the Spanish mass media, thanking them for their support and collaboration through the years. The FAD, of which Queen Sofia is Honorary President, is a non-profit private institution, whose principal mission is the prevention of drug consumption and its consequences. The collaboration between the FAD and the media began in 1986 when … Continue reading

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Princess Marie’s Début in Danish

  March 5, 2009 at 3:32 pm by

Today Princess Marie made her début speech in Danish when she was opening the UNESCO “Images of the Future” exhibition and gave a welcoming speech. Billed Bladet, a Danish magazine, gushed about her Danish skills, declaring her to have “really captured the Danish tone” and saying that she spoke with a “clear and soft pronunciation” and declared that now “no-one can be in any doubt that she will be fluent … Continue reading

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Princess Máxima Visits Projects of “Her” Fund

  March 5, 2009 at 10:40 am by

Princess Máxima spent the day yesterday visiting projects of the Orange Fund, the fund that she and her husband received as a wedding present from the Dutch people. First the princess visited the programme “Aging Actively”, in the Seniors Hobby Center in Mill and St.Hubert. The programme was started two years ago tries to prevent seniors from getting lonely. Later the princess visited the foundation Boy-4-ever in the city of … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Awards 2008

  March 4, 2009 at 6:31 am by

Today, Her Majesty the Queen of Spain presented the 2008 Queen Sofia Awards for Disability Prevention and Universal Accessibility to the Municipalities, in a ceremony at Zarzuela Palace. The awards are organized by the Royal Board of Disability, of which the Queen is Honorary President. The mission of this charity is to encourage prevention of impairments, rehabilitation and social integration of people with disabilities. These issues were established some time … Continue reading

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UNICEF’s Executive Director Highlights Huge Impact of Madrasati

  March 3, 2009 at 12:38 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah met with United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman, on Tuesday. Ms Veneman is visiting Jordan as part of her tour in the region. During the meeting, Ms Veneman briefed Her Majesty about her visit to the Tumader School for Girls which is one of Madrasati’s schools. They also discussed ways to expand UNICEF projects in Jordan. Queen Rania who is … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Visits Schoolgirls Raising Funds for Charity

  February 25, 2009 at 10:15 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall today visited The Royal School Hampstead, of which she is patron, to meet pupils who are taking part in fundraising for the National Osteoporosis Society. Camilla has been President of the National Osteoporosis Society since 2001 and takes a very personal interest in the work of the charity since her mother, Rosalind Shand, died of the disease in 1994 aged 72. The pupils at The Royal … Continue reading

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Countess Alexandra Lights Candles for the Dead

  February 25, 2009 at 11:08 am by

Countess Alexandra was back in Odense yesterday evening to light candles for the 600 babies who die each year in Denmark as the patron of the Danish Infant Death Association. Immediately afterwards, the Countess and Mayor Jan Boye of Odense attended an awards ceremony with the DID Association’s head, Hans Kristian Brødløs, in which they distributed awards to particularly deserving people; this year it was two politicians who had worked … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Encourages Teachers, Students To Enhance Educational Process

  February 25, 2009 at 5:28 am by

February 24, 2009 – Her Majesty Queen Rania encouraged teachers and students of Khadija Bint Khuwailed School for Girls to enhance the educational process and ensure the success of the Madrasati initiative during her visit to the school on Tuesday. During the visit, the Queen attended a seminar that focused on healthy nutrition and checked on the progress of the Royal Health Awareness Society’s (RHAS) National Healthy Schools Programme which … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Joins Walkathon To Raise Awareness on Arthritis

  February 21, 2009 at 10:33 am by

February 21, 2009 – HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE Ruler of Dubai joined almost 500 participants in the Emirates Arthritis Foundation’s (EAF) second annual walkathon in solidarity to raise public awareness on the disease. Princess Haya was dressed in a T-shirt and a cap with the foundation’s logo, walked with the participants at … Continue reading

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King Carl XVI Gustaf in Thailand

  February 20, 2009 at 1:44 am by

King Carl XVI Gustaf has returned home following a three day visit, between February 17 and 19, to Thailand to attend the Baden-Powell Followship’s event. The event was on the February 17; and the following day, the King officially launched a new scout group at a school in Pattaya for visually impaired children. Carl XVI Gustaf presented the new scouts with scout neckerchiefs, as member of several Swedish scouting organisations.

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Interview with Prince Joachim

  February 18, 2009 at 11:45 am by

Denmark’s Prince Joachim has given an interview to Astma-Allergie, in which he discusses his own allergies and why a focus on allergies is important. He is patron of the Asthma-Allergy Foundation. The Prince is allergic to grass, birch and cats – and should, in theory, be allergic to horses and dogs, but he’s never had any problems. He told how he was very aware, and perhaps slightly worried, about the … Continue reading

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Princess Anne Opens Health and Riding Facilities

  February 17, 2009 at 11:53 pm by

Princess Anne, the Princess Royal attended two openings today, February 17, 2009. The Princess Royal was at Dundee for the official opening of The Brae center. The center is the first riding school that caters specifically to the handicapped. Princess Anne, who is the patron of the Riding for the Disabled Association, and an accomplished horsewoman, is keen to support such facilities and services. She toured the £500,000 facility, which … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Opens World Pearl Forum

  February 17, 2009 at 1:07 pm by

February 17, 2009 – Held under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HRH Princess Haya opened the World Pearl Forum at the Atlantis Hotel, Palm Jumeirah. Princess Haya praised the role of the pearl divers that once was the foundation of Dubai’s economy, adding that this … Continue reading

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Princess of Hanover Solo Visit to Niger

  February 8, 2009 at 6:21 pm by

Between February 5th and 7th, Princess Caroline of Hanover and Monaco paid a visit to Niger to vist the projects of her patronage, AMADE (Association Mondiale Des Amis De L’enfance). AMADE was founded in 1963 by the late Princess Grace of Monaco as an organization to direct her personal efforts to help children in need.  Her Royal Highness of Hanover was elected to the chairmanship in 1993 and has undertaken … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary’s Birthday Engagement

  February 5, 2009 at 1:21 pm by

  Crown Princess Mary spent her 37th birthday attending the premiere of the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair’s CIFFKids Trend Show at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen. The visit saw Mary viewing the collections of several lines of clothing for children, and being sung ‘Happy Birthday’. However, the birthday greeting had to be sung a second time, as Mary was busy comforting the seven-year-old flower girl who had begun to cry … Continue reading

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Countess Alexandra Opens New Set

  February 1, 2009 at 1:59 pm by

Countess Alexandra, as patron of Børnekulturhuset Fyrtøjet, opened its new set at the Children’s Culture House on Saturday. The 18th set design, this one has been inspired by the humourous fairytale about Block Hans. She arrived at 12:15 and was officially greeted by Mayor Jan Boye and Fyrtøjet’s Chairman Conny Stolberg-Rohr. She inaugurated the new set at 2:00, after the telling of the story of Block Hans. The event was … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Crown Prince Couple Receive Donation for Humanitarian Fund

  January 31, 2009 at 6:21 am by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary accepted a donation for their humanitarian fund on January 27, from the sales of a Greenlandic charity stamp issued in 2006. The stamp was published by Post Greenland, who presented the Crown Prince Couple with a cheque for 250,000 Danish kroner. It is believed the money will go towards helping children in Greenland. For more information and pictures, visit this thread.

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Crown Princess Mary Receives Donation for the Danish Demining Group

  January 30, 2009 at 3:11 am by

As the patron of the Danish Refugee Council, Crown Princess Mary accepted a donation of 3.2 million Swedish Kroner on January 29th for the charity’s Danish Demining Group. The donation came from Postkodlotteriet, a Swedish lottery foundation. The money will go towards clearing mines in Sri Lanka. Mary has been patron of the Danish Refugee Council since 2005. To read more about Mary’s involvement with the Danish Refugee Council, and … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Takes on New Patronage

  January 30, 2009 at 2:30 am by

Crown Prince Frederik was announced on January 29th as the royal patron of Soldaterlegatet; a new fund which will provide grants to Danish soldiers who have returned from missions abroad injured, or to the family members of those killed in combat. Frederik has taken great interest in those serving Denmark abroad, visiting Danish soldiers in Afghanistan last December; and cancelling a scheduled royal hunt in respect of the deaths of … Continue reading

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33rd International Circus Festival – Monte-Carlo

  January 26, 2009 at 9:16 pm by

The 33rd International Circus Festival Monte-Carlo concluded January 25, 2009 with awards presented by Her Serene Highness Princess Stephanie. The festival included more than 15 performances (one more than previous years) and included appearances by the Princess and her children. Although the family has often appeared together in years past, neither Prince Albert II or Princess Caroline were in Monaco to attend this year’s festivities. Princess Stephanie serves as President … Continue reading

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