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Spanish Royal Family finishes their vacations

  August 31, 2009 at 4:39 am by

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias (the two gentlemen with a new look, btw), hosted Friday night, the traditional farewell dinner with representatives of the Baleares government, at Almudaina Palace. The Royal Family is in the habit of spending summer vacations in Marivent Palace at Mallorca , where they arrived at the beginning of August this year. As usual the Prince of … Continue reading

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Rania Helps in launching Education for All Campaign

  August 20, 2009 at 4:57 pm by

Queen Rania of Jordan helped launch the 1GOAL: Education for All campaign, along with football’s world governing body FIFA and footballers from across the globe, on Thursday. The campaign will try to ensure all children receive an education, the 1GOAL: Education for All is linked to next year’s World Cup in South Africa. 1GOAL has one purpose and that is to ensure that 75 million children out of school in … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi CP meets with UAE Wheelchair Athletics Team

  July 28, 2009 at 7:09 am by

General H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces met with the members of the UAE wheelchair athletics team who won a silver and two bronze medals during the IWAS World Junior Athletics Championships which was held recently in Nottwil, Switzerland. Sheikh Mohammed said to the team “Your determination and keen desire for winning helped you in … Continue reading

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Prince William Hikes for Charity

  July 24, 2009 at 2:43 pm by

Prince William went hiking through England’s countryside Friday, in the name of charity. Six teenagers from Centrepoint, an organization which helps homeless youths, and members of Mountain Rescue, a volunteer run charity, joined the future King in a trek up Helvellyn, a mountain in the Cumbria region of northeastern England. Prince William did this to help the teens get a different view of life. “A lot of these guys have … Continue reading

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Busy as Bees: A lineup of the Spanish Royal Siblings’ recent outings

  July 7, 2009 at 9:09 am by

Summer may be just around the corner but the children of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia are still hard at work with their royal duties. A few days ago Prince Felipe was in Panama to attend the inauguration of the new President, Ricardo Martinelli. His wife Princess Letizia didn’t stay home while hubby was away; she had her own date with the people too. In just a day, the … Continue reading

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Duke of Kent Helps to Modernize Wimbledon

  July 1, 2009 at 7:10 pm by

The scoreboards at Wimbledon have undergone a change. They are no longer listing the names of the players with “Miss” or “Mrs.” (or even Ms.). In the past, female players have been listed with “Mrs.” or “Miss” before their names on the scoreboards, but men have never had a title before their names. A spokesman for the prestigious tennis tournament said, “We decided to bring it in line with the … Continue reading

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Memories of Marina and Wimbledon

  June 20, 2009 at 6:14 pm by

With the 2009 Wimbledon Championship starting on Monday, all eyes are firmly focussed on Andy Murray but Royal watchers will be surveying the scene for the odd Prince and Princess (and let’s face it there’s quite a few odd ones about these days). Years ago, there was no question of a Royal-less Wimbledon as the long-time President of Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club did her duty by … Continue reading

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Mary Continues Anti-Bullying Program at Kids’ Relay

  June 15, 2009 at 4:12 am by

Crown Princess Mary has continued with her anti-bullying program by attending a children’s baton relay to promote the cause. The baton relay, which saw thousands of children and their parents head to Copenhagen’s Fælledparken, took place yesterday, with Mary presenting medals to all teams who completed the one kilometre long circuit. While she did not participate in the actual relay, Mary spent time to warm up and stretch with the … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie on Football Charity Outing

  June 3, 2009 at 2:52 pm by

HRH Princess Eugenie of York returned to royal duties after her gap year travels last week, conducting a day of football-themed charitable engagements. Eugenie partnered with Sir David Tang, a family friend, to bring young members of the Hong Kong Down’s Syndrome Association’s Dragon Football Team to Chelsea Football Club’s Stamford Bridge. On the pitch, the young football enthusiasts met with one of England’s most famous players, midfielder Frank Lampard. … Continue reading

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Prince Naruhito and Princess Masako To Represent Tokyo Olympic Bid Campaign?

  June 3, 2009 at 1:54 pm by

Tokyo’s Olympic bid committee will be soliciting help from Japan’s imperial royal family for its bid campaign that was launched last month by Prime Minister Taro Aso. The final decision about the Olympic host 2016 will be taken by the International Olympic Committee on October 2nd. Tokyo’s committee will make a formal request through the government for Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako to present the city’s bid on … Continue reading

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Abdullah & Rania Watch Daughter win Fourth Place

  June 3, 2009 at 1:24 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania attended the King Abdullah II Award for Physical Fitness awards which took place on Sunday evening. Their daughter, 12 year old Princess Iman, took part in the competitions and won fourth place overall in her age group. King Abdullah and Queen Rania’s youngest son, Prince Hashem, was watching his eldest sisiter participate while sitting on his mother’s lap throughout the ceremony. Over 305,000 … Continue reading

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Prince Harry in New York – Day 2

  June 2, 2009 at 9:43 am by

Prince Harry spent his second and final day in New York doing more fun events than on Friday, where he laid a wreath at Ground Zero and met with war veterans. Saturday however saw him mingle with Harlem students and participate in the sport of kings – polo. In the morning, Prince Harry went up to Harlem with fellow royal Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to the Harlem Children’s Zone. The … Continue reading

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Princess Märtha opens “VIVIL-games”

  May 24, 2009 at 3:28 am by

On May 23rd Princess Märtha Louise atteneded the traditional VIVIL-games at Nadderud Stadium in Stabekk outside Oslo. More then 640 people took part in the games which contained of sports like boccia, handball, football or swimming. The “Vivil-games” celebrate their 30th jubilee this year. Princess Märtha openened this year’s games. You can find her opening speech here. Some more information about the games can be found here. Here you can … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen at inauguration of Magritte Museum

  May 20, 2009 at 3:11 pm by

King Albert and Queen Paola of Belgium attended the inauguration of the opening of the Magritte Museum. The museum collected over 250 works of the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte, and can present the largest collection of Magritte’s works in the world. the museum is part of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, and will be open to the public from 2 June onwards. Prince Laurent and Princess … Continue reading

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Princes William & Harry Promote UK for Sporting Events

  May 18, 2009 at 8:09 pm by

Royal brothers Princes William and Harry are hoping that their country will be the host of two major sporting events – the Rugby World Cup in 2015 and the Football World Cup in 2018 or 2022. So eager are they, that the two made separate videos promoting the UK as the site for the events. In William’s video, he explains, “England’s love for the game is world renowned, football is … Continue reading

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Prince Frederik visits Svendborg to Celebrate ‘Sport Community of the Year’

  May 12, 2009 at 1:29 am by

Crown Prince Frederik yesterday paid a visit to the Helse School in Svendborg, 190km south-west of Copenhagen. The visit was part of the municipality being awarded the ‘The Year’s Sports Community’ for 2008. At the school, Frederik was shown various sporting activities that the school has implemented to improve the health and physical activity of its pupils. The school participates in a research project, where the students do around five-six … Continue reading

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Camilla Bowls Them Over

  May 11, 2009 at 5:09 pm by

I’m fairly used to the sight of white-clad golden oldies showing their ball skills on a perfectly mowed lawn (I live near a Bowls club you see), but never did it cross my mind that bowls would become the sport of Kings. Or rather future Queens. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall showed her flair for the game today on a visit to the village of Box in Wiltshire … Continue reading

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Prince William Uses Royal Charm Up and Down England

  May 11, 2009 at 4:28 pm by

Prince William was out and about Monday, performing two engagements in two English cities. The first was a visit to London’s Whitechapel Gallery, where the prince opened a new center. The other was to the Kingshurst Sporting FC in Birmingham, where as president of the Football Association, William met with young football players. At Whitechapel, Prince William took the time to make a few jokes in his opening speech. “Before … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Visit Northern Ireland

  May 11, 2009 at 3:59 pm by

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh made a three-day visit to Northern Ireland last week. The royal couple visited many locations during their tour, including the Lisneal College dental room in Londonderry, the Police Rehabilitation and Retaining Trust in Holywood, the Maritime and Coast Guard Agency in Bangor, and the McWilliam Gallery in Bainbridge. The Queen met at Hillsborough Castle with President Mary McAleese of Ireland, spurring … Continue reading

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Zara Phillips Crashes Spectacularly Out of Badminton

  May 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm by

The reigning world champion 3 day eventer, Zara Phillips, granddaughter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, had a cruel disappointment at the famed Badminton Horse Trials this weekend. Her father, Capt. Mark Phillips, had won 4 prestigious titles here but for Zara the trials represented only heartache. Her first horse Ardfield Magic Star was unnerved by the spectators during the dressage phase. Zara lost her ordinary cool when she yelled … Continue reading

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