International royals

King Mohammed of Morocco welcomes UN Secretary-General

King Mohammed VI of Morocco hosted the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres at Royal Palace in Rabat this week. Both of them, together with leaders from over one hundred and sixty countries, are in Marrakech as part of the intergovernmental conference to adopt the Global Compact for Safe Orderly and Regulated Migration which was adopted on Monday. Human migration is something…
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DenmarkEuropean Royals

Information regarding Queen Margrethe's New Year's Eve speech has been released

One of the highlights of Christmas Day in many UK households is The Queen’s Speech at 3:00 pm. Denmark has a similar highlight but at 6:00 pm on New Year’s Eve where Queen Margrethe gives a speech which is broadcast live on television, radio and the internet. Traditionally this address is given from the Queen’s drawing room in Christian IX’s Palace at Amalienborg. However, this year the…
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British RoyalsThe Wessexes

Countess of Wessex joins Angelina Jolie at Fighting Stigma through Film festival

Sophie, Countess of Wessex joined Angelina Jolie on Friday at the Fighting Stigma through Film Festival at the British Film Institute. The Festival features thirty-five films based on the discrimination and social stigma caused by rape and other sexual assaults in war zones, from fourteen filmmakers from countries including Russia, Burma, Nigeria and Syria. The Festival itself is an offshoot from…
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Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles makes Hugh Laurie a CBE

Prince Charles had the honour this week of bestowing a CBE on someone who has played one of his ancestors in the well-known television series Blackadder. As the series chronicled the Blackadder family through the centuries, Hugh Laurie appeared as Prince George, the Prince…
Jordan

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi visits Jordan as guest of the King

His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan hosted a visit on Tuesday from Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi at the Al Husseiniya Palace. The Crown Prince is the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, but this was a meeting which celebrated…
Saudi Arabia

King Salman calls for a political solution in Yemen

King Salman of Saudi Arabia gave his annual policy speech this week at the beginning of the third year of the Shoura Council’s seventh session. He used to speech to both outline the Kingdom’s foreign policy and to also comment on how progress was being made domestically towards the goals for Vision 2030. He stated that the Kingdom would continue in its efforts to resolve regional crises.
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