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Sheikh Hamdan Congratulates Qatar for Successful World Cup Bid

  December 4, 2010 at 6:55 am by

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, congratulated the Crown Prince of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, on December 2nd on the occasion of Qatar winning the right to host the FIFA World Cup for the year 2022, beating several other countries. This was through a phone call conversation between His Highness and the Crown Prince of Qatar. Sheikh Hamdan also expressed his hopes … Continue reading

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Qatari Royals’ Jump of Excitement

  December 3, 2010 at 2:09 am by

December 2, 2010 is a day for all Qatari’s to remember, as their dream of hosting the World Cup 2022 turned into reality. The Qatari delegations headed by the Emir and his wife were all waiting anxiously for the results to be called out. When Qatar was named as the winning host, everyone jumped out of their seats of excitemen,t while Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad and Sheikha Hind bint Hamad’s … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah: I would like to ask a question: When?

  December 2, 2010 at 5:18 am by

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned attended the FIFA’s Executive Committee for the bid 2018 or 2022 games in Zurich. Sheikha Mozah, who was dressed in a maroon colored dress that resembles the Qatari flag, gave an impressing 30-minute speech in bid for Qatar to host the 2022 games, addressing the crowd, “Mr Blatter and members of the Executive Committee, I would like … Continue reading

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Qatari Royals attend Bid Committee for Hosting World Cup 2022

  December 1, 2010 at 3:45 am by

HH the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and his spouse HH Sheikha Mozah Nasser al-Misnad, along with Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad al-Thani, chairman of the Qatar 2022 Bid Committee and the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani, will all be present today in Zurich to witness the final presentation of the Qatar Bid Committee for hosting World Cup 2022 at the … Continue reading

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Prince William Campaigns for England’s 2018 World Cup Bid

  November 30, 2010 at 9:39 pm by

Prince William is in Zurich, Switzerland where he is pushing for England’s bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. As President of the Football Association, he joined Prime Minister David Cameron and football star David Beckham for the campaign. “If we are successful, I know you will join me in welcoming back to our shores the greatest show on earth,” William said in a message to English football fans. … Continue reading

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Haya wins The Eagle Award

  November 20, 2010 at 4:36 am by

Princess Haya Al-Hussain has been awarded the highest international honour from the largest sports university in the world. Princess Haya has won the United States Sports Academy’s 2010 Eagle Award for her contribution to equestrian sports and the Olympics. The Alabama-based sports university said Princess Haya – the wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai – had been chosen for … 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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King Abdullah & Family Watch a Football Match

  November 14, 2010 at 3:51 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan, along with his wife Queen Rania and two children Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Iman, were spotted enjoying some family time watching the end of the Spanish League football match between Barcelona and Villarreal at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain on November 13, 2010. The royals were seen applauding at the end of the match. Queen Rania twittered about the game by … Continue reading

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Princess Haya wins 2nd FEI Term

  November 10, 2010 at 2:47 am by

Princess Haya bint al-Hussein of Jordan was overwhelmingly re-elected as the President of the International Equestrian Federation on Friday at the Federation’s General Assembly in Taipei, Taiwan. Princess Haya won the first round of votes winning 90 of 124 votes. Her opponents were Sven Holmberg of Sweden, who received 23 votes, and Henk Rottinghuis of the Netherlands, who received 11 votes. This is the first time in the Federation’s history … 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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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, Week #44

  November 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm by

Queen Margrethe & Prince Henrik. Tuesday, 2. November: Queen Margrethe was made an honorary member of the Association of Danish Set Designers, for her work as a, yes, set designer in a number of plays and dramas over the years. Thursday, 4. November: Prince Henrik, who is pretty fond of bridge, attended the international bridge tournament, Bridge 4 People in Copenhagen. Friday, 5. November: Queen Margrethe attended a memorial service … Continue reading

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Princess Haya to run for Second FEI Presidency Term

  November 3, 2010 at 2:45 am by

It is not going to be an easy competition for Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, when she runs again for a second term as President of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI). Princess Haya will be running against Henk Rottinghuis of the Netherlands and Sven Holmberg from Sweden for the … 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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Week of Events for Belgian Crown Prince Couple

  November 1, 2010 at 11:38 am by

On Monday 25 October, Crown Prince Philippe had a meet with a delegation of the Royal Belgian Equestrian Federation.The meeting took place at the Royal Palace in Brussels. Crown Prince Philippe received Belgian jockeys who won medals at the World Equestrian Games two weeks ago in Lexington (Kentucky). The delegation was led by Jacky Buchmann, president of the Belgian Federation of Equestrian Sports. Crown Prince Philippe has congratulated all the … Continue reading

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Emir of Qatar and Wife in the UK

  October 29, 2010 at 8:36 am by

The Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned arrived in the UK on the 25th for a 2 day tour to the UK, the first since his last visit in 1985. To show that this was a rather special visit, The Emir and his wife stayed at Windsor Castle rather than the more formal Buckingham Palace. The following … Continue reading

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Victoria and Daniel attend IF Stockholm Open

  October 26, 2010 at 9:58 pm by

Fresh from their visit to Västergötland, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel attended the men’s final of the 2010 IF Stockholm Open at the Royal Tennis Hall on October 24th. Sitting in the traditional royal gallery, the couple watched on as Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer defeated German Florian Mayer. The match lasted only sixty-three minutes, Federer taking out his 64th ATP-level career title in straight sets; 6-4, 6-3. He … Continue reading

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Dutch Crown Princely Couple and Daughters Attend World Championships Gymnastics in Rotterdam

  October 26, 2010 at 6:22 am by

On Sunday October 24th, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, Crown Princess Máxima and their three daughters Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, attended the finals of the Gymnastics World Championships in the indoor sports arena of ‘Ahoy’ in Rotterdam. The Royal Family was there to watching and supporting the performance of the Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland. With a total of 16,033 points, Zonderland won the silver medal. The disappointment of Zonderland and the … Continue reading

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Prince Ali of Jordan plans to fill the position of FIFA Vice President

  October 12, 2010 at 4:23 am by

During a news conference in Amman, HRH Prince Ali bin al Hussein of Jordan started his campaign to fill the position of FIFA Vice President representing Asia. The Prince, who is the founder and head of the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) and has been the President of the Jordanian Football Association over the past decade, said “My goal is to restore the values of fair play – a key … Continue reading

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Prince Albert in India and China

  October 11, 2010 at 12:07 am by

In the past week, Prince Albert II of Monaco visited both India and China. On Sunday, the 3rd of October, the Sovereign joined Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, for the opening ceremony of the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games. Well-known for his love of sports, Prince Albert is, many-times-over, an Olympic athlete and, besides this, he is a member of the International Olympic Committee. He is also President … Continue reading

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