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Queen Rania’s Visit to the US: Day 4

  September 30, 2009 at 6:47 am by

On day 4 of Queen Rania’s visit to New York, Her Majesty attended a breakfast which was hosted by the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and took place during the 64th General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York. This event took place to mark the the 60th anniversary of the U.N. aid agency for Palestinian refugees which … Continue reading

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Rania in the USA – Days 2 and 3

  September 27, 2009 at 5:16 pm by

Day 2 of Queen Rania’s trip to New York was kind of busy. In the morning she appeared on the Good Morning America show with Diane Sawyer. She answered a few question as well as talked about peace, education, social networking and stereotypes. Queen Rania said, answering a question, “At the moment, there’s 75 million children who are out of school. To get them into school would cost about $11 … Continue reading

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Crown Princely Couple visits Hungary and New York

  September 24, 2009 at 4:47 pm by

From September 22nd to 24th, CP Haakon and CP Mette-Marit paid a visit to Hungary. They attended the opening of Pannon House in Budapest. The visit,started with a meeting with Hungarian President László Sólyom. After the meeting the couple went to Pannon House. There the Crown Princess opened the seminar “Sustainability and Architecture”. After the opening, the Princess and her husband attended an outdoor exhibition that combined traditional Hungarian crafts … Continue reading

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Rania visits New York Girls School – US Visit, Day 1

  September 21, 2009 at 9:09 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan visited The Young Women’s Leadership School East Harlem, New York. During the visit, Her Majesty met with some of the students and staff, they discussed the importance of what education plays in daily life and how it can improve children’s lives. Accompanying Her Majesty was UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman. Her Majesty served as UNICEF’s Eminent Advocate for Children since 2007 … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander & Máxima Conclude NY400 Visit

  September 14, 2009 at 5:55 am by

TRH the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima have concluded their week-long visit to New York City, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage aboard the Half Moon which discovered the city. After their incredibly busy Tuesday and Wednesday schedules, Thursday was a relatively quiet day for the royal couple. The pair had seperate meetings on water management and micro-finance, the Prince and Princess’ pet areas respectively, … Continue reading

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Prince of Orange & Princess Máxima’s First Two Days in NYC

  September 11, 2009 at 5:30 am by

TRH The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands have landed in the United States of America for an official visit to mark the 400th anniversary of the Hudson Voyage (and to attend the wedding of Bernardo Guillermo over the weekend), and the first stop was the USS Intrepid, where the Prince and Princess were greeted by Mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg, and the US Secretary of State, … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi CP holds talks in the United States

  September 9, 2009 at 11:15 am by

HH Gen. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, arrived in Washington DC to hold talks with US President Barak Obama, senior White House advisers, cabinet secretaries, Congressional leaders as well as a few senior US government officials. Sheikh Mohammed met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and held talks on varioues subjects such as peaceful resolution … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Invasion of NYC for Bernardo Guillermo’s Wedding

  September 8, 2009 at 4:23 am by

New York City was invaded by the Oranje-Nassaus over the weekend for the wedding of Bernardo Guillermo and Eva Prinz-Valdes. Many members of the younger generation of the Dutch Royal Family arrived in New York late last week for the religious wedding ceremony which took place on Saturday September 5th. Bernardo and Eva married at the Our Lady of All Saints Church in Brooklyn on Saturday evening, with their five … Continue reading

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Grand Duke and Sons in America

  September 4, 2009 at 2:45 am by

Grand Duke Henri and sons Prince Felix, Prince Louis and Prince Sebastien were in the United States early in August on a private visit to witness the dedication of the Luxembourg-America cultural centre with Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and wife Jessica Doyle, along with various government officials from both Luxembourg and the USA. Following the ceremony, the Grand-Ducal family and Governor were given a private tour of the centre and … Continue reading

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The Japanese Imperial Couple’s Three Day Visit to the Hawaiian Islands

  July 16, 2009 at 4:10 am by

It’s been fifteen years since Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited the Hawaiian Islands, and like their last visit the Imperial couple were greeted with much fanfare. Arriving at Hickam Air Force Base, the Emperor and Empress were officially welcomed by Gov. Linda Lingle, along with other local notables, who presented the couple with a traditional leis which were entwined with delicate local flowers and Maile leaves. Minutes later the … Continue reading

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Abdullah participates in an Economic Conference in the US

  July 11, 2009 at 6:25 pm by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah are in the United States on a few day visit. On Friday, King Abdullah participated in an economic conference held in US state of Idaho, which was attended by Queen Rania and Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah. At the conference, King Abdullah talked about the need a two-state solution to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the need to relaunch Palestinian-Israeli negotiations. “This … Continue reading

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Fiftieth Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s 1959 Trip to Canada

  June 24, 2009 at 3:31 am by

Last week marked the fiftieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s visit to Canada in 1959. The Georgian newspaper interviewed people who were there during the Queen’s visit. To read some some interesting anecdotes click here. The Royal Couple was received by the Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and Governor General Vincent Massey and other dignitaries when they arrived in Gander. A pretty little girl handed HM a bouquet and … Continue reading

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Policing the World?

  June 20, 2009 at 11:04 pm by

After writing yesterday that Jordan’s King Abdullah was serious about finding a solution to the Israeli – Palestinian conflict, I was disappointed today to read that King Abdullah is putting the onus on the USA to head a solution to the conflict. King Abdullah, in speaking with US President Barack Obama today, told the US President that the US must take a more forceful role in spurring the peace process. … Continue reading

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Japan’s Emperor and Empress Plan Their Visit to Canada and Hawaii

  June 18, 2009 at 1:26 pm by

Japan’s Emperor Akihito and his wife, Empress Michiko, will leave Tokyo on July 3 in order to pay an official visit to Canada and the US state of Hawaii that will last until July 17. The visit is meant to promote goodwill and friendship between Japan and Canada, the United States and Hawaii and will mark 80 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Canada. Diplomatic relations between Japan and … Continue reading

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Saudi King and Obama hold talks

  June 4, 2009 at 2:35 pm by

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the king Abdullah’s ranch at Al-Janadriyah. King Abdullah and President Obama discussed regional and international developments topped by the Palestinian issue and Saudi-US cooperation in all fields as well as the world financial crisis. Saudi King Abdullah thanked President Obama by saying “I thank the president for this visit and … 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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Prince Harry in New York – Day 1

  May 29, 2009 at 3:33 pm by

Prince Harry is in New York City for the next 36 hours. He arrived in the Big Apple earlier today. The third in line to the British throne is here to raise money for his charity, Sentebale, and pay his respects to those who died in the 9/11 terror attacks. The latter was the first event on Harry’s agenda for Friday. He stopped by Ground Zero, and met with New … Continue reading

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Saudi King & Obama to hold talks on June 3

  May 27, 2009 at 4:14 am by

The White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, said on Tuesday that President Obama will be heading to Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh to hold talks with the Saudi King Abdullah Al-Saud on June 3. The two leaders are to talk about Middle East peace and nuclear standoff with Iran. President Obama will have no public events in Riyadh except a private dinner with the Saudi king. President Obama will be in … Continue reading

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Swedish King and Saudi Prince Present Donation for Scout Foundation

  May 12, 2009 at 2:38 am by

HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and HH Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Mohammed of Saudi Arabia attended the World Scout Foundation meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday May 8th. Here, the King of Sweden, who is the Honorary Chairman of the foundation, and Prince Faisal, the Saudi Minister for Education and President of the Saudi Arabian Boy Scouts Association, announced the $US3,000,000 donation to the Foundation’s peace initiative … Continue reading

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New Trend at the Kentucky Derby: Recycling

  May 2, 2009 at 10:34 am by

Each year, on the first Saturday in May, thousands of people pour into Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, to see the Kentucky Derby. Millions of people throughout the world will watch the race on television. It is often dubbed, “the most exciting two minutes in sports”. This event is perhaps the most prestigious and well-known in US horse racing. In addition to the beautiful horses, the event is typically associated … Continue reading

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