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William and Kate support Team GB

  May 11, 2012 at 6:57 pm by

Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended our Greatest Team Rises – a black tie gala to raise funds to support British athletes and mark countdown to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The royal couple were greeted by Lord Moynihan, chairman of the British Olympic Association, before attending an evening reception. Prince William gave a speech at the reception, with some uplifting words for the British athletes: “For the … Continue reading

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Prince Felipe attends UEFA Europa League Final

  May 10, 2012 at 9:30 am by

Bucharest, Romania – May 9th, 2012 His Royal Highness The Prince of Asturias attended the UEFA Europa League final in Bucharest last night between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao. The Prince was one of thousands of Spanish supporters who travelled to the National Stadium in Bucharest, Romania to watch the final between the two Spanish teams. At the stadium, His Royal Highness met with Crown Princess Margarita of Romania and … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit Cycles to Work

  April 24, 2012 at 7:20 am by

On Tuesday April 24th, Crown Princess Mette-Marit cycled to work, accompanied amongst others by representatives of the “Cycle to Work Campaign”. The bike ride started at about 8 o’clock in the morning at Skaugum Estate. It was only 2.5 degrees cold and thick fog was hanging over Skaugum. “Does anyone know the way?” asked the Crown Princess with a sly smile when they started. During a brief stop at Lysaker, … Continue reading

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Prince Hamzah attends Skydive Jordan

  April 22, 2012 at 2:57 am by

On April 19, 2012, HRH Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein, the eldest son of the late King Hussein and Queen Noor, participated in Skydive in Wadi Rum desert in the South of Jordan. The Prince, president of the Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan, made a parachute jump at a media event to announce the launch the sport of skydiving in Jordan this summer. Prince Hamzah was accompained by his … Continue reading

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& The Winner is…

  April 2, 2012 at 5:15 am by

Godolpin made history again at the Dubai World Cup, winning the $10 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horse race. Monterosso, ridden by French jockey Mickael Barzalona, won the 17th Dubai World Cup. Godolpin’s owner, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said  ”We haven’t won this race for a few years. So to win it really… … Continue reading

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Family Outing For Dubai’s Ruler

  April 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm by

It is not always that you get to see Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE, Ruler of Dubai and Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein at events with their 4-year old daughter, Sheikha Al Jalila. The young Sheikha accompanied her parents to a reception party held at the Burj Khalifa Boulevard on the occasion of Dubai World Cup 2012, with over 400 people attending. At … Continue reading

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British Royals at the Gatcombe Horse Trials

  March 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm by

The Gatcombe Horse Trials took place over the weekend in Gloucestershire, and as per usual, the Phillipses were out in force to cheer on daughter/sister/aunt Zara. The Princess Royal, Timothy Laurence, Peter and Autumn Phillips were all present, with the show-stealer being Peter and Autumn’s 15-month-old daughter, Savannah, whose collection of sunhats was the subject of several news reports. Giggling away, Savannah was the centre of everyone’s attention – even … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royal Family at Holmenkollen

  March 12, 2012 at 7:48 pm by

As every year, the Norwegian Royal Family watched the World Cup Ski Jumping at Holmenkollen in Oslo on March 11th, 2012. King Harald and Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus and Princess Astrid were all present, and also brought the Crown Princely Family’s dog, Milly Cocoa, with them. The whole family was in a good mood and enjoyed the day together. … Continue reading

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Prince Frederik Congratulates Danish Handball Team

  January 31, 2012 at 4:25 am by

Crown Prince Frederik was on hand yesterday, January 30th, to celebrate the Danish men’s national handball team at the Copenhagen Town Hall. The team is the current European Handball Champions, following their January 29th finals win against host nation Serbia at the Belgrade Arena in Belgrade. The final score was 21-19, and the Danish team won their second European championship (the first was in 2008). The Crown Prince gave a … Continue reading

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Sheikh Ahmed’s Career Comes To An End

  January 26, 2012 at 4:58 am by

The UAE’s only Olympic gold medallist, Sheikh Ahmed bin Hashar Al Maktoum, has given up his career after been diagnosed with a heart condition. Sheikh Ahmed won the double-trap shooting champion at the 2004 Athens Olympic and was forced to give up on his 2012 London Olympic dream. Speaking to the Gulf Times at the ongoing Asian Shooting Championship, Sheikh Ahmed who is 48 years old said, “I had to … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Congratulate World Junior Ice Hockey Champions

  January 9, 2012 at 9:02 am by

This past Saturday, January 7th, TRH Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip welcomed the Swedish men’s national under twenty ice hockey team to the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The reason for the royal audience was the team’s January 5th gold medal win at the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Alberta, Canada. The team defeated Russia 1-0, in overtime, to bring home their first title in … Continue reading

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Hamdan Wins Again in Doha

  December 18, 2011 at 5:10 am by

Dubai’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, led the UAE team to win the gold medal at the Arab Games 120km endurance race in Doha. The UAE team won the gold medal after competing with seven different countries taking part at the 12th Arab Games. The UAE riders also won all three top medals in the individual competition. Speaking to the press, Sheikh Hamdan thanked the Rulers for … Continue reading

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The Infanta’s Engagements

  November 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm by

Her Royal Highness The Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo attended several events this past week. On November 22nd, Her Royal Highness presided over the awards of the ‘Special Olympics Spain’ which took place at the Casa de America in Madrid. The Infanta presented awards and later posed for several photographs. On November 23rd, the eldest daughter of the King and Queen attended the opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Opens International Arab Children Congress

  November 14, 2011 at 4:53 am by

Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan, founder and chairperson of the board of trustees of the King Hussein Foundation, opened on November 13, 2011 the 31st International Arab Children Congress (IACC) at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. This is the first time that the IACC is celebrated outside Jordan. The ceremony commenced with an opening address on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, delivered by Dr … Continue reading

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Economic Mission to China, October 20-October 29

  November 3, 2011 at 2:09 am by

Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde went for the third time on economic mission to China between October 20 and October 29, following their economic missions in 2004 and 2007. The couple started their visit in Beijing, where Prince Philippe met with Vice Premier Wang Qishan (Pic) and Princess Mathilde visited the Beijing Dance Academy (Pic). On the second day, Mathilde visited the 6th Sense-Potter’s Wheel Academy in Beijing, the tennis … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Princely Couple in the USA, Days Two-Four

  October 23, 2011 at 11:54 pm by

The Danish Crown Prince and his wife have continued their visit to the United States over the weekend. They spent their time between New York City and the neighbouring state of New Jersey. On Friday October 21st, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary began with a visit to the September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Centre Complex, alongside the heads of state of Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland. … Continue reading

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Australia’s Other Royal Visitor – Princess Birgitta

  October 23, 2011 at 1:00 am by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh are not the only royals that are currently in Australia – Princess Birgitta of Sweden and Hohenzollern is also visiting the country. The Princess is spending four days in the Sydney area, marking the 100th anniversary of the Swedish-Australian Chamber of Commerce (SACC). Princess Birgitta arrived on October 19th, sans a large security detail, later telling The Mosman Daily that she prefers … Continue reading

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British Royal Family – July/August Events

  September 3, 2011 at 5:45 am by

The Summer months are usually a time of rest and relaxation for the royals, but it seems the British Royal Family were as busy as ever. July 4th – Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond met with Queen Elizabeth at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland. July 4th – Princess Anne has arrived in Botswana for a two day official visit. It’s her third official visit to Botswana after 1999 … Continue reading

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Los Angeles

  July 13, 2011 at 2:26 pm by

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have wrapped up their 3-day visit to Los Angeles. The Prince and his wife visited Los Angeles from 8 July till 10 July following their visit to Canada. (Blog entries about their visit to Canada can be found here, here, here & here.) According to the official website of the Prince of Wales, the couples visit to L.A. had the following purpose: The Duke and Duchess will be … Continue reading

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The Cambridges’ Last Days in Canada

  July 9, 2011 at 10:17 am by

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have wrapped up their nine-day tour of Canada, and are now in the sunny state of California, the USA. Here’s a quick recap of their final days up north (previous blog entries can be found here, here and here). Day six of the tour began in Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories, where the couple had arrived the previous night (July 4th). William and … Continue reading

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