Saudi Arabia

Saudi King launches billion dollar beautification programme

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will spearhead a $23 billion scheme to beautify the Saudi Arabian capital, the Saudi Press Agency has announced this week. They added it is intended that the project transform Riyadh into “one of the world’s most liveable cities”. The plans will include the possibility for an additional $15 billion of private sector financing, and the opportunity for the…
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International royals

A pet lion? Dubai's Crown Prince has one

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Dubai’s Crown Prince, is well-known as an animal lover and has recently introduced the world to his latest exotic pet via his Instagram account. He has posted a visit showing him laying on the ground feeding red meat to Moochi, a white-maned…

Danish Crown Princess is new Patron of Copenhagen Zoo

Crown Princess Mary has been announced as the successor to the late Prince Henrik as the Royal Patron of Copenhagen Zoo. Prince Henrik had been the patron of the zoo since 1972 until his passing in 2018, but there have been connections between the Danish Royal Family and the Zoo since its inception in 1859. At one hundred and sixty years old it is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. The zoo was…
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Saudi Arabia

King of Saudi Arabia in Egypt for Official Visit

All eyes in the UK seem to be viewing the EU Arab League summit as an opportunity for the Prime Minister Rt Hon Theresa May to discuss Brexit with some of her EU partners. However, that is very much a side-show, and on Saturday, King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrived in Egypt…

First state guest for new Emperor of Japan could be President Trump

Announcements coming from the Japanese Government have indicated that the first foreign leader to be hosted by Crown Prince Naruhito on a State Visit following his accession to the Chrysanthemum Throne will be US President, Donald Trump. This will not be the first visit of Mr Trump during his presidency. He also came to Japan in November 2017. However, on this occasion he would be given the…
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European Royals

Who is Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein?

Prince Hans Adam II or to give him his full title, Prince Johannes Adam Ferdinand Alois Josef Maria Marco d’Aviano Pius, is the fifteenth reigning Prince of Liechtenstein, and first to grow up and be raised there. He was born in Zurich, Switzerland, on 14th February…
The Netherlands

Soestdijk Palace to open more rooms for public view

It has been announced that for the second half of February, some more buildings at the Soestdijk Palace will be made available to the public tour. The three buildings; the stables, garages and servant’s quarters are situated on the opposite side of the Amsterdamsestraatweg to the main Palace. The servant’s quarters and stables were added in the latter half of the nineteenth century. However…
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