On May 25, 2013, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan accompanied His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II celebrated the 67th Jordan Independence Day in Amman.
During today’s celebrations at Raghadan Palace His Majesty “…bestowed medals and orders of various types upon several institutions and a group of distinguished figures in recognition of their efforts in supporting the Kingdom’s ongoing development…” notes Petra News.
After the medal ceremony a gala concert was held at Raghadan Palace.
On the morning of Saturday, May 25, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco was seen hanging out in the paddock with his friend with the mushroom haircut and gazillionaire, Mr. Bernie Ecclestone, and French race car driver, Mr. Jean-Louis Schlesser, during the qualifying round of the 2013 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix.
And, that’s it. 🙂
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Poor thing… this just isn’t her year. Late yesterday afternoon the judge presiding over the infamous Instituto Nóos case, Judge José Castro, has “…asked the [Spanish] tax agency for information to determine whether Cristina engaged in tax evasion or money laundering between 2007 and 2010…” according to Reuters.
Earlier this month the Spanish court on Palma de Mallorca withdrew a subpoena against Infanta Cristina which was initiated by Judge José Castro. The old judge wanted the infanta to appear in court as a witness to the investigation of her shady husband, Mr. Iñaki Urdangarín, the Duke of Palma, and his former business partner, Mr. Diego Torres. Urdangarín and Torres are accused of embezzlement, fraud, misuse of public funds, and forgery from the non-profit organization they once presided over, Instituto Nóos.
Anyway, click here to read more about this latest news from Reuters.
On Saturday, May 25, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan officially opened the 2013 World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa held at the King Hussein bin Talal Convention Center, Dead Sea, in Jordan. Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan were also present during this morning’s event.
According to the official website for the World Economic Forum in his opening address His Majesty urged:
“…for greater efforts to find a political solution in Syria to prevent further fragmentation. With Syrian refugees in Jordan now equal to 10% of the country’s population, the King called for immediate action to end the violence and start the process of rebuilding the country. The King also called for progress on what he described as the core crisis in the region: the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”
Tomorrow morning, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan will participate in a roundtable public session entitled, A New Vision for Arab Employment, alongside Ms. Ellen Kullman, Mr. Majid Jafar, Mr. Tarik Yousef and others.
Her Highness Princess Ameerah of Saudi Arabia will participate in a public session entitled, The Business Case for Gender Diversity, on Sunday as well. Other panelists include the Minister for Social Development for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Ms. Reem Abu Hassan, and Mr. Khalid Alkhudair to name a few.