First Buckingham Palace Garden Party of 2019

  May 15, 2019 at 4:54 pm by

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On May 15; the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Princess Royal hosted the first of this year’s garden parties on behalf of the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Charles met 91 year-old former athlete Iva Barr, who met the Queen and Princess Margaret on VE Day when they were allowed to roam incognito across the streets of London. Charles said that he would “definitely tell the Queen … Continue reading

Queen Máxima in Ethiopia: May 13-15

  May 15, 2019 at 4:52 pm by

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As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and at the invitation of the government, Queen Máxima arrived in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, on the evening of Monday May 13 for a three-day. Upon her arrival the Queen was welcomed by the Dutch Ambassador Bengt van Loosdrecht and Fatouma Seid, FAO representative. Queen Maxima started the first day of the … Continue reading

Lady Louise comes third in carriage riding contest

  May 10, 2019 at 10:08 am by

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On May 8, despite the rainy weather, Lady Louise Windsor participated in a carriage driving competition at the second day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show. Fifteen year-old Louise has inherited the royal love for horse riding and has inherited her grandfather’s love for carriage driving. She drove the carriages at the Laurent-Perrier Meet during the Windsor Horse Show in 2017. It is the 76th year of the Royal Windsor … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Sussex present newborn son Archie Harrison to the world

  May 8, 2019 at 4:44 pm by

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On May 8, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex participated in a photocall at Windsor Castle, where their newborn son, who has been named Archie Harrison, was shown to royal watchers around the world who have been eagerly waiting for the baby’s arrival. It was also announced that he would not be titled, and will be known as Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor during his childhood and Mr. Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in later … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge open London regatta

  May 8, 2019 at 9:34 am by

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On May 7, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge opened the King’s Cup Regatta at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. The regatta will be hosted on August 9 by the Cambridges on the Isle of Wight. The King’s Cup was first presented by King George V in 1920 at Cowes’ Royal Yacht Squadron. Eight boats will be participating in this year’s regatta and will be representing the charities the Cambridges … Continue reading

A Boy For the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

  May 6, 2019 at 9:51 am by

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Buckingham Palace has announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are parents of a healthy baby boy, born at 5:26am today, May 6th. “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526hrs this morning. The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz. The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth,” the Palace statement – which came a short time after the official confirmation the Duchess had gone … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Attend Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 5, 2019 at 1:32 pm by

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On May 4th and 5th, members of the Dutch Royal Family attended the Remembrance and Liberation Day commemorations. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Saturday May 4th, Remembrance Day, attended a memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk along with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. On the same day, Princess Margriet, along with Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven and Prince Pieter Christiaan, attended the commemoration at the Military Cemetery … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge opens school in London

  May 3, 2019 at 1:19 am by

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On May 1, the Duchess of Cambridge opened the Pears Family School, which is being part of the North London Anna Freud Centre of which she is patron. Kate met children at the school, including a thirteen-year-old who rapped a poem to her about losing his mother at the young age of nine. Leo struggled with his behaviour because of his mother’s death, and was expelled from mainstream school, resulting … Continue reading

Swedish royals celebrate King Carl Gustaf’s 73rd birthday

  May 1, 2019 at 1:02 am by

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On 30 April, the Swedish royals celebrated King Carl Gustaf’s seventy-third birthday with the annual gathering at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. His wife, Queen Silvia, was also in attendance, as were Crown Princess Victoria and her children Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar and Prince Carl Philip. King Carl Gustaf is the longest reigning monarch and has surpassed King Magnus IV’s 44 year long reign. Carl Gustaf was crowned on … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge awarded Royal Victorian Order by the Queen

  April 30, 2019 at 12:59 am by

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Coinciding with her eighth wedding anniversary to the Duke of Cambridge, whom she married on 29 April 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge was granted the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order for “services to the sovereign” as announced by Buckingham Palace today. The Royal Victorian Order is a dynastic knighthood and was established by Queen Victoria in 1896 ahead of her Diamond Jubilee. The Dame Grand Cross is … Continue reading

Koningsdag 2019 in Amersfoort

  April 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm by

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The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated Koningsdag 2019, the celebration of the monarch’s birthday, in Amersfoort in the province of Utrecht today. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima and their three daughters Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, were joined by Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, Prince Maurits and Princess Marilène, Prince Bernhard and Princess Annette, Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Princess Anita, and Prince Floris and Princess Aimée. Upon their arrival … Continue reading

King Philippe and Princess Elisabeth Visit Fire Fighter Formation Center

  April 26, 2019 at 2:36 pm by

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Today, Friday April 26, His Majesty King Philippe along with his daughter, Princess Elisabeth, paid a visit to the fire station Heliport of the Brussels Fire Brigade and their training center called the “École du feu”. Dressed with firefighter jackets, the King and the Princess attended three demonstrations that showed the the versatility and high degree of specialization of the firefighter-ambulance profession. The firefighters showed an extrication of victim stuck … Continue reading

British Royals Attend Anzac Day Service

  April 25, 2019 at 5:32 pm by

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On April 25, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Sussex and the Duke of Gloucester attended a service commemorating Anzac Day to honour the lives lost during the wars in the Australian and New Zealand military forces, whilst the Duke of Cambridge is currently visiting New Zealand on an engagement. The royals wore commemorative poppies during the solemn service at Westminster Abbey, which was also attended by the Australian … Continue reading

Prince Louis’s First Birthday

  April 23, 2019 at 7:46 am by

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A series of three new photographs, taken by his mother the Duchess of Cambridge, of Prince Louis have been released for his first birthday on April 23. The photos show a smiling Prince Louis in a blue and then a red jumper. This is the second time Louis has been officially seen since his christening in the summer of 2018. Louis was born on April 23, 2018 and is the … Continue reading

Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg Dies, Aged 98

  April 23, 2019 at 6:08 am by

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The Cour-Grand Ducale of Luxembourg announced this morning that Grand Duke Jean, the grand duchy’s 98-year-old former monarch, passed away. “It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of my beloved father, His Royal Highness Grand Duke Jean, who has passed away in peace, surrounded by the affection of his family,” the statement issued by Grand Duke Henri read. Grand Duke Jean had been hospitalised last … Continue reading

British Royals at Easter Service on Queen’s Birthday

  April 22, 2019 at 5:49 am by

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On April 21, the Queen, who was also celebrating her ninety-third birthday that same day, was joined by members of her immediate family at the annual Easter Sunday service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Those who also attended the service were the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Sussex, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children Lady Louise and Viscount Severn, the Duke … Continue reading

Queen and Princess Eugenie attend Maundy Thursday Service at Windsor Castle

  April 18, 2019 at 3:15 pm by

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On April 18, Princess Eugenie accompanied her grandmother, the Queen, to the annual Maundy Thursday service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The Queen has been attending since the age of eight. Children from the nearby Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Berkshire presented the Queen and Princess Eugenie with flowers as they left the service before the Queen presented 93 pensioners with commemorative Maundy birthday coins for their … Continue reading

British royals pay tribute to Notre Dame fire

  April 17, 2019 at 2:08 am by

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On April 15, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was struck by a ravaging fire which destroyed the roof and spire of the 850 year-old cathedral, which is arguably one of the most significant religious sights in the world and attracts millions of tourists to Paris each year. In her letter to French President Macron, the Queen said that she and the Duke of Edinburgh were “deeply saddened” by the … Continue reading

£1m stolen Bonaparte engagement ring found

  April 8, 2019 at 4:27 pm by

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On April 7, it was reported that an engagement ring worth a million pounds was stolen from the car of Prince Jean-Christophe Napoléon after his fiancée, Countess Olympia von Arco-Zinneberg, had left the ring in her bag in the car. The incident happened after they were due to meet their parents at the Hotel d’Aubusson in the sixth arrondissement of Paris. Their Mercedes GL was unlocked though the couple were … Continue reading

Duke of Cambridge spends time working with British secret agencies

  April 7, 2019 at 3:53 pm by

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Over the course of three weeks in March, the Duke of Cambridge worked with secret agencies MI5, MI6 and GCHQ; Kensington Palace revealed on April 7. Prince William worked with counter-terrorism operatives; where he analysed and carried out investigations. He also learnt about risks to the United Kingdom’s national security and economy. MI5 is the UK’s domestic counter-intelligence security agency whilst MI6 deals with counter-intelligence from abroad. GCHQ provides intelligence … Continue reading

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