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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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Mohammed to lead UAE Riders at the World Equestrian Games

  September 25, 2010 at 5:33 am by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has arrived in the US to participate in the 13th World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park that kicks off on September 25. Sheikh Mohammed will be leading the UAE team in the endurance race which consists of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s Crown Prince; Sheikh … Continue reading

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Stephanie Watches Daughter Compete at Junior Olympic Games

  August 27, 2010 at 10:58 am by

While Princess Caroline of Monaco tried her hat Mexican-style on a charter yacht anchored off the Aeolian Islands, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, her sister, Princess Stephanie, was in Singapore to support daughter Pauline Ducruet, 16, in the Junior Olympic Games. Recently, Princess Stephanie was pool side to support Miss Ducruet at the Junior European Championships in Helsinki. But on the occasion in Singapore, Pauline had the added support of others … Continue reading

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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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