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Jordanian King & Queen on State Visit to Italy

  October 19, 2009 at 3:32 am by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania will start a state visit to Italy tomorrow, between October 20-22. The visit comes after an invitation from Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and his wife, which was announced by the Jordanian Royal Court. King Abdullah will hold talks with the Italian President and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on different issues concerning the Middle East and boosting bilateral ties between the two countries. King … Continue reading

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Luxembourg State Visit from President McAleese

  October 17, 2009 at 4:24 am by

Upon the invitation of HRH The Grand Duke, President Mary McAleese of the Republic of Ireland paid a state visit to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg this past Wednesday and Thursday. The President was welcomed by Grand Duke Henri and HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume as she and husband Doctor Martin McAleese arrived in Luxembourg, before the delegation headed to the city for the official welcoming ceremony and a viewing … Continue reading

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Azerbaijani President Meets Jordan’s King and Queen

  October 14, 2009 at 12:56 am by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania welcomed the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and his wife in Amman on Monday. The President is visiting Jordan on a two-day visit in response to an invitation by His Majesty. King Abdullah and the Azeri President held talks on bilateral cooperation, the latest developments in the region as well as peace making efforts. The two leaders also discussed the possibility of benefiting from … Continue reading

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Big Relief for Bolivia as President Evo Morales Visits Spain

  September 21, 2009 at 1:12 pm by

Evo Morales, the first native Aymaran president of Bolivia, returned to Spain after three years to make another visit (although his first state visit) and meet with King Juan Carlos, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodrí­guez Zapatero, and Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos. The state visit occurred last September 14, 2009. Bolivia is in for some relief from Spain as Mr Morales was to sign an agreement cancelling his country’s €70 … Continue reading

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Japanese Imperial Couple in British Columbia

  July 15, 2009 at 12:05 am by

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko spent three and half eventful days in British Columbia, Canada. Upon arriving in Richmond, the Emperor and Empress were escorted by Premier Gordon Campbell on a tour of the Olympic Oval built for the 2010 Winter Games. They were greeted by other dignitaries, athletes, and a few hundred well wishers. Outside the Olympic Oval, the royal couple watched a performance of “Field of Spirit” by … Continue reading

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Japanese State Visit to Canada – Now in Toronto

  July 11, 2009 at 12:24 pm by

The Emperor and Empress of Japan have moved their state visit to Canada to the city of Toronto. They visited a hospital in the morning, before meeting with Lt.-Gov. David Onley at the his residence and then with Premier Dalton McGuinty at the Ontario Legislature. They visited the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre on Thursday evening and a seniors’ home on Friday morning before leaving for British Columbia where they may … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Romania – Day 3

  July 9, 2009 at 3:12 pm by

King Albert and Queen Paola concluded their State Visit to Romania with a visit to Sibiu, one of the economically strong regions of Romania. They were welcomed with a folklorist dance spectacle on the main square, after they had been welcomed at the City Hall. They also visited a little village near Sibiu, called Cristian, which has a very close cooperation programme with the city of Leuven. They attended a … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Romania – Day 2

  July 8, 2009 at 4:14 pm by

King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium are on a three-day state visit to Romania. Today is their second day, and they went through a pretty full schedule. They visited the Revolution Square in Bucharest with the Romanian Minister of Culture, Theodor Paleologu. Later today, they also paid tribute to the Memorial of Danny Huwe, a Belgian journalist from the Flemish commercial channel, who was killed during the Revolution … Continue reading

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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko’s State Visit to Canada

  July 8, 2009 at 3:52 am by

The Imperial Couple landed in Ottawa on Friday afternoon to kick off their 12-day state visit that will also take them to Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria. The last time Akihito visited Canada, he was a 19-year-old Crown Prince on his way to attend the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953. Although this visit is to commemorate the 80th anniversary of formal diplomatic relations between the two countries, it is also … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Romania – Day 1

  July 7, 2009 at 3:20 pm by

King Albert and Queen Paola of Belgium are on a three-day state visit to Romania, at the invitation of the Romanian President, Traian Basescu. The Belgian royals left from the military airport of Belgium this morning, and arrived in Bucharest in the early afternoon. They were welcomed by the Romanian President and his wife. The King and Queen first attended the ceremonial greeting of the guard, and had a first … Continue reading

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President Patil To Pay State Visit to Britain in October

  July 5, 2009 at 9:44 pm by

President Pratibha Patil of India has been invited to pay a state visit to Britain and will be visiting the Queen at Windsor from 27 to 29 October of this year. As is customary for visiting heads of state, President Patil will also meet with the Prime Minister and other senior government ministers. In all the years of the Queen’s reign, President Patil is only the fourth female head of … Continue reading

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G’day mate! Spanish Monarchs Say Hello from Down Under

  June 28, 2009 at 2:17 am by

The opening of Australia’s first Instituto Cervantes center was among the key highlights of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofi­a’s latest state visit to Australia. The visit comes at the heels of the King and Queen’s state visit to neighboring New Zealand, which ended just a day before they arrived in Oz. They were greeted by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Australian opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull, and Governor-General Quentin Bryce as … Continue reading

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Mozah is new member of the Academie des Beaux-Arts

  June 25, 2009 at 4:23 am by

In a ceremony held yesterday for Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al-Misnad upon becoming a permanent member of the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts of Institute de France in Paris, Sheikha Mozah gave a speech where she spoke about education and civilisations. The event was attended by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and a few Qatar and French ministers. The Emir and his wife are on a … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to New Zealand: Day 2

  June 23, 2009 at 9:56 pm by

Today has been the second and final day of the State Visit of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain. Today there were two ceremonies for the royal visitors, who spent the day in the capital city, Wellington. The first was a wreath laying at National War Memorial and Tomb of the Unknown Warrior; His Majesty laid a wreath. This was followed by a welcome ceremony at parliament, which … Continue reading

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Three-Day State Visit from Qatar to France

  June 23, 2009 at 4:45 am by

Qatar Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and his wife Sheikha Mozah are on a 3 day state visit to France. The Emir was welcomed at the Elysee Palace in Paris yesterday by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Emir of Qatar and President Sarkozy held talks on ways of boosting bilateral ties,and reviewed a set of regional and international issues. HH Sheikha Mozah Nasser al-Misnad met Carla Bruni, wife of the … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to New Zealand: Day 1

  June 22, 2009 at 1:16 am by

Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain today began a brief state visit to New Zealand. They arrived late Sunday evening (local time) in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city; this after a brief stop-over in Singapore en route from Spain. The royal couple is in New Zealand with a high-powered business delegation, including Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos and the Secretary of State for Trade Silvia … Continue reading

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King Mswati III of Swaziland Wraps Up Visit to Zimbabwe

  June 6, 2009 at 3:30 pm by

King Mswati III of Swaziland ended his three-day visit to Zimbabwe with visits to a dairy plant and a vehicle factory. He was in Zimbabwe in an effort to strengthen ties and friendship between the two African nations. During his visit, he met with Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, and called for an end to what he termed, “illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by some western countries”, according to Zimbabwean newspaper, … Continue reading

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King Mswati III of Swaziland Visits Zimbabwe

  June 4, 2009 at 6:33 pm by

King Mswati III of Swaziland is currently on a visit to Zimbabwe in an effort to strengthen relations between the two African nations. The king, along with his wife and Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, toured a farm that is the site of a new silo project, according to a report in Zimbabwean newspaper, The Herald. President Mugabe praised the king’s visit, saying that it was “rare and historic”, while also … Continue reading

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Máxima’s Bold Fashion Choices during Chilean Visit

  May 31, 2009 at 10:29 am by

Crown Princess Maxima stepped out last week in a number of bold outfits when the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, made a state visit to the Netherlands. The first day of the visit saw Máxima wear a sleeveless two-tone beige dress by Natan, her favourite Belgian designer. image The unusual headpiece was by Fabienne Delvigne and the outfit was finished off with a pair of peep-toe shoes. image For the … Continue reading

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Dutch Princesses Show ‘New’ Jewels During Chilean State Visit

  May 26, 2009 at 3:58 am by

Last night princess Máxima and princess Margriet of The Netherlands surprised royalty watchers by their choice of jewelry during the gala dinner for Michelle Bachelet, president of Chile. Princess Máxima wore some new diamond earrings that were never seen before. She combined these earrings with older items like the rose cut bandeau and Queen Juliana’s diamond watch. Princess Margriet however had the biggest surprise of the night, she wore the … Continue reading

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