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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid wins Endurance Race in Britain

  July 20, 2010 at 7:44 am by

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, won the championship of Endurance Horseracing which was held in the Houston Park Area in Britain on July 14th, 2010. The Sheikh was then crowned champion after he finished first. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Dubai’s Crown Prince, finished second; while Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, … Continue reading

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It’s in their Blood – the Monegasque Royals & Sport

  July 19, 2010 at 12:49 am by

Cousin Charlotte rides; Alexandra skates. Uncle Albert was an Olympic bobsledder. Great-Grandpa Kelly was an Olympic rower. Last weekend, Pauline Ducruet of Monaco — erstwhile protege of Franco Knie in the taming of elephants — competed in the 1-and-3-meter diving competitions at the European Junior Swimming and Diving Championships, held in Helsinki, Finland. The event didn’t stand a chance to be in headlines over the weekend, not with Spain and … Continue reading

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Mary takes Children to Circus Premiere

  July 3, 2010 at 6:01 am by

Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella attended the premiere day of Circus Summarum earlier this week. The trio arrived and were greeted by by Chris Minh Doky, a jazz musician who is also the husband of Princess Mary’s lady-in-waiting, Tanja Doky. The circus includes appearances by various Danish children’s performers, including Bamse og Kylling (Teddy Bear and Chicken), Bruno and Lille Nørderne Anders og Katrine (Little Nerds Anders … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Named Patron of World Sport Academy

  June 27, 2010 at 6:32 am by

The World Academy of Sport (WAoS) has announced the appointment of Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Al Hussein as a Global Patron. Princess Haya’s new role is to ensure the initives reach all parts of the world by the world body and the International Advisory Board. On her patronage, Princess Haya said: “I am delighted to accept the position of Global Patron of the World Academy of Sport and look … Continue reading

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Charlotte for President! All in Favor?

  June 27, 2010 at 6:27 am by

Charlotte Casiraghi has arrived upon a new stage of her career as a public figure. Yes, that’s what I said: public figure. For Miss Casiraghi became just that when she accepted the role of Gucci’s equestrian muse. In fact, since last year, she has been steadily on her way to becoming a patroness of her favourite sport. Now she is something more, something highly official, and ever more like her … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth at Wimbledon after 33 Years

  June 25, 2010 at 3:04 am by

HM Queen Elizabeth II yesterday visited the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, for the first time in thirty-three years. The Queen spent several hours at the event, touring the grounds around ‘Murray Mount’ (or Aorangi Terrace, its proper name) and meeting some of today’s top tennis stars. Accompanied by the Wimbledon Club Chairman Tim Phillips, Queen Elizabeth met a group of ball boys and girls before watching a part of the club’s … Continue reading

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Royals Support Their National Teams at the World Cup In South Africa

  June 17, 2010 at 11:52 am by

Last Saturday the World Cup Soccer has started in South Africa. Five monarchies are participating in the tournament: Denmark, England, Japan, The Netherlands and Spain. Royals from most of these countries wasted no opportunity to travel to South Africa to support their national teams. On Monday Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and the Prince of Orange attended the match between Denmark and the Netherlands in Johannesburg. Both princes were seated … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed & Princess Haya at the Epsom Classics

  June 9, 2010 at 6:45 am by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Princess Haya bint Al Hussein attended the Epsom Oaks Classic Race, which is one of the premier events on the racing calendar in England, on June 5th. At the race, Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya meet with Queen Elizabeth II of Britain. Queen Elizabeth praised Sheikh Mohammed for supporting the British equestrian … Continue reading

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Moulay Rachid & Lalla Meryem at the Hassan II Golf Trophy

  March 22, 2010 at 11:01 pm by

Prince Moulay Rachid and Princess Lalla Meryem attended on Sunday at the Rabat Dar Es-Salam Royal Golf the prize awarding ceremony for the winners of the 37th Hassan II Golf Trophy and the 16th Princess Lalla Meryem Golf Cup. Prince Moulay Rachid, chairman of the Hassan II Golf Trophy Association (ATH), awarded the Hassan II Golf Trophy prize to the winner Welsh Rhys Davies who finished 25-under-par 266.Princess Lalla Meryem … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Receives the Steiger Award

  March 16, 2010 at 1:20 am by

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein received on Saturday the Steiger Award in the category ‘Sport’ during a gala dinner hosted by TV presenter Cherno Jobatey in Bochum, Germany. The Princess was presented the Steiger Award for her various roles in the field of sport, including her work as president of the International Equestrian Federation, as a member of the International Olympic Committee and as president of the Dubai Organising Committee … Continue reading

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A Sporty Weekend

  March 14, 2010 at 4:40 pm by

This weekend was a sporty one for the Norwegian Royals. Many nordic sports event took place at the famous Holmenkollen outside of Oslo. On Saturday King Harald watched the 30 km free technique cross-country of the men and women and met with the Norwegian athletes afterwards. The King also attended Sunday’s World Cup-event and trial World Championships in Nordic skiing at Holmenkollen. One of the most traditional events the Royal … Continue reading

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President Zuma’s Visit to the UK

  March 8, 2010 at 10:57 pm by

South African President Jacob Zuma has just undertaken a state visit to the United Kingdom, upon the invitation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. He and his wife, Mrs Thobeka Madiba Zuma, arrived on March 2nd. The following day, March 3rd, the ceremonial welcome took place on Horse Guards Parade. Queen Elizabeth and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh welcomed the South African President and First Lady, accompanied by TRH the Prince … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra of Hanover might be Monaco’s next Olympian

  March 6, 2010 at 1:07 am by

On Sunday, January 17, Princess Alexandra of Hanover accompanied her family to Monaco’s Circus Festival. After the show, instead of going home to play with cousin Camille, she committed herself to practice for the Principality’s upcoming figure skating championship, scheduled for five weeks later. Therefore, she put on her ice skates for a not-quite private session. Unfortunately, the rink at the Rainier III Nautical Stadium (“Stade Nautique”) isn’t covered. The … Continue reading

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Royals Say Goodbye to Vancouver

  March 2, 2010 at 2:13 am by

The Vancouver Winter Olympic Games have finished, and the royals have all headed back home to continue with their yearly engagements. Here’s how they spent their final week in Vancouver: The Dutch Royals On February 20th, the Crown Princely Family was back at the Richmond Olympic Oval for more speed skating, and more Dutch gold. Mark Tuitert came in first place in the Men’s 1500m Speed Skating, while Willem-Alexander, Máxima … Continue reading

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How the Royals Spent the First Week of Vancouver 2010

  February 23, 2010 at 4:45 am by

A number of royals are currently in Vancouver, Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Those who are members of the International Olympic Committee had already been out and about in Vancouver before the Games started. Here is how they all spent the first week of the Games. Friday February 12th – Opening Ceremony Royals are a regular fixture at opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games, beginning their support of … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Amina takes part in King Hamad’s Horse Racing Cup in Bahrain

  February 9, 2010 at 8:39 am by

Princess Lalla Amina participated in King Hamad’s Horce Racing Cup, which took place on Saturday. Princess Lalla Amina completed the 20-km distance in two hours, the Princess was greeted at the end of the competition by the King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. President of the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (BREEF) Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa handed over a special prize of the Federation to … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit: Ski instructor for a day

  February 1, 2010 at 4:50 am by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the Hvalstad school in Asker on Sunday afternoon. She took part at the “ski-day” for underage asylum seekers. The Crown Princess participated actively in various activities like tobogganing, cross country and barbecuing of hot dogs on the campfire. Mette-Marit also offered herself as ski-instructor for the young people. About her skiing skills Mette-Marit said modestly: ” I do not know if I’m good, but I’ve been … 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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What is Prince Philippe Looking At?

  January 27, 2010 at 2:22 pm by

Belgian media outlets are reporting that pictures of Prince Philippe’s latest engagement on their website leave them puzzled, is the prince looking at the Patricia’s legs or is he not? Look at the pictures and decide for yourself. The prince attended the 81st National Trophy of Sport Merit 2009 that was held in the Gothic Hall of the city hall of Brussels. Apart from the prince and the mayor of … Continue reading

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Gossip Magazine Corrects Rumours About Willem-Alexander’s Skating Tour

  January 27, 2010 at 10:33 am by

Dutch gossip magazine ‘Privé’ has to correct their article of last week in which they said that the prince did not skate the complete eleven city skating tour in 1986. Their source was a republican from Drachten, Mr. Lutzen Haak who was annoyed by the ‘hero status’ that the prince got from the tour. However, the two security men who skated the tour with the prince, Anne Folkertsma and Jantinus … Continue reading

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