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Danes On Winter Vacation in Switzerland

  February 15, 2014 at 5:52 am by

The younger members of the Danish royal family have spent their winter vacation in Switzerland this past week. Both Princes Frederik and Joachim, and their families, spent the week in Verbier and Villars-Sur-Ollons respectively. Prince Joachim and his family offered a photo session for the press on February 13, inside a cafe nearby the chalet owned by Princess Marie’s family. Joachim and Marie were joined by the four children of the … Continue reading

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Are Infanta Cristina and Her Children Moving To Switzerland?

  August 2, 2013 at 2:17 am by

It has been reported in the Spanish media that Infanta Cristina and her four children – Juan, Pablo, Miguel and Irene – are moving to Geneva, Switzerland. It’s also reported that her husband, Inaki Urdangarín, will remain in Barcelona for the time being. Infanta Cristina is the youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia. The Infanta and her husband have been under severe media scrutiny following the … Continue reading

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Belgian, Dutch Royals Attend First Bus Tragedy Funeral

  March 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm by

King Albert II and Queen Paola of the Belgians today attended the first funeral of victims of last week’s Swiss bus tragedy. They were joined by the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, and President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf of Switzerland. The service took place at the 5,000-seat Soeverein Arena in Lommel, in northern Belgium where one of the schools involved is located. Among the crowd were Belgian Prime … Continue reading

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Belgian Monarchs Show Support for Bus Tragedy Families

  March 15, 2012 at 11:58 pm by

Belgium’s King Albert II and Queen Paola were present yesterday at the Melsbroek Military Airport, where they were part of an official delegation which saw the departure of the parents of the students involved in the Swiss bus crash on Tuesday. The King and Queen were greeted upon their arrival by the Belgian Prime Minister, Elio Di Rupo, and Defence Minister Pieter De Crem. The group then went inside the … Continue reading

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Danes in Verbier

  February 12, 2012 at 9:14 pm by

The Danish Crown Prince Couple, Prince Frederik and Princess Mary, are currently in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier with their four children. As they do annually, the family made the trip down from Denmark to celebrate the Crown Princess’s birthday on February 5th. This year was slightly different, as Prince Frederik and Princess Mary arrived in Verbier almost a week in advance of their children – five year old … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Couple at the World Economic Forum

  January 28, 2012 at 4:53 am by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012 in Davos from January 25th-29th. Crown Prince Haakon has been present at the annual meeting every year since 2005 except for 2008. “It’s good to be here with an experienced companion,” said Crown Princess Mette-Marit. It’s the second time the couple attends together. Crown Prince Haakon was an active member of Young Global Leaders, a … Continue reading

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Frederik, Mary and Family in Switzerland

  March 22, 2011 at 3:35 am by

Sometime over the past two weeks, the Danish Crown Princely Couple took their four children on their annual winter vacation in Verbier, Switzerland. The family was joined by close family friends, Peter and Caroline Heering, with their two daughters. While Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s two-month old twins are too young to hop on a pair of skis, Danish magazine Billed Bladet reported that this year Princess Isabella, … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit in Geneva

  February 2, 2011 at 9:19 am by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit paid a two day visit to Geneva. There she attended several meetings with humanitarian organisations. The meetings mainly focus on HIV/AIDS. The Crown Princess has supported the fight against HIV/Aids as a Special Representative for UNAIDS since April 2006. During the first day of her visit the Crown Princess attended a presentation on the ICRC and its humanitarian efforts. Afterwards she had a guided tour at the … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Couple in Davos

  January 27, 2011 at 8:19 am by

The Crown Princely family returned from their private journey some days ago. On January 25th the Crown Princely couple had their first official engagement after their two months’ break. They attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters. Crown Prince Haakon was a member of the Young Global Leaders from 2005 until 2010. Afterwards he became a member of the Foundation Board. His wife, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, is a … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima Back to Work

  January 8, 2011 at 5:10 pm by

After spending the Christmas holiday in her homeland, Argentina, Princess Maxima has returned to her duties. Crown Princess Maxima was on Friday January 7 in Basel, Switzerland, for a meeting with representatives of international standardization organizations in the financial sector. The participating organizations were the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems, the Financial Action Task Force, the International Association of Deposit Insurance and the … 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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State Visit from Switzerland

  October 17, 2010 at 7:45 am by

The Swiss Confederation paid a State Visit to Norway. Her Excellency Ms. Doris Leuthard and Dr. Roland Hausin were welcomed by His Majesty King Harald V on October 14th. The Confederation was formally welcomed in the Palace Square and were introduced to representatives of official institutions in Norway. The Queen and the Crown Princely couple were also in attendance. After the welcoming ceremomy President Leuthard laid a wreath at the … Continue reading

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UAE President back home after receiving Medical Treatment

  September 21, 2010 at 8:35 am by

The United Arab Emirates’ President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan, has returned home safely from Switzerland after recovering abroad after receiving medical treatment for an undisclosed illness, the state news agency WAM said on Friday: “President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan returned home safely this morning after recovery from illness.” Last month, on August 18th, WAM had reported that the President had “undergone comprehensive medical tests, after which he … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary On the Alps, After Lending a Hand for Haiti

  February 5, 2010 at 8:50 am by

Earlier this week on February 1st, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary began their annual holiday in the Swiss mountains of Verbier with a photo shoot, accompanied by their two children, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella. The family posed briefly, playing in the snow with Christian and Isabella, before heading back to their accommodation. Little Isabella did not appear to be in the best of spirits, with Danish media … Continue reading

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Haakon at the World Economic Forum

  February 1, 2010 at 5:03 am by

Crown Prince Haakon was in Davos from January 27th to 31st to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum which was celebrating 40 years under the motto “rethink, redesign, rebuild” this year. Prince Haakon took part in the group discussions on common goods and several leading group discussions on values and final reflections. Prince Haakon first attended the WEF in 2005. He participates in because of its role … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan attended WEF

  January 31, 2010 at 8:14 pm by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan attended the World Economic Forum 2010 in Davos, Switherland, which took place during 28-31 January. During the forum, managed by Fareed Rafiq Zakaria of the CNN, Jordan’s King said, “Jordan will not accept the replacement of the Israeli army in the West Bank by a Jordanian Army,” and he added that the solution is two-states living, and that if this is not … Continue reading

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Bahrain’s Crown Prince talks at the WEF in Davos

  January 30, 2010 at 8:42 am by

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain and Economic Development Board chairman, spoke at the World Ecomomic Forum 2010 which is taking place in Davos, Switzerland. The Crown Prince took part in a debate on global agenda in 2010 from a Middle East perspective. The Crown Prince stressed the importance of issues being discussed at the World Economic Forum at a time when the … Continue reading

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