Countess of Wessex Opens New Cardiac Unit

  January 28, 2015 at 9:54 pm by

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A visit to Southampton was on the Countess of Wessex’s agenda today, to officially open the new cardiac unit of Southampton General Hospital. Sophie was given a tour of the new unit, which is specially designed for patients between the ages of 16 and 30 who require lengthy treatment for heart conditions, and allows them to receive treatment amongst people their own age instead of the elderly. It has 17 … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria Asked About Family Past At Auschwitz Memorial

  January 28, 2015 at 8:57 pm by

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While attending the official commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in Poland yesterday, Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria was asked a question which has led to public outcry. “Has the Crown Princess considered the family history?” asked SVT reporter Rolf Fredriksson, before clarifying the double-sided aspect of the question, “There were relatives further back who were sympathetic to the Nazis and then there was Folke Bernadotte who, with … Continue reading

Festivities For Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday Revealed

  January 28, 2015 at 8:44 am by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark

The celebrations for the Queen of Denmark’s 75th birthday have been confirmed by the Royal Court. Queen Margrethe’s birthday will be celebrated over two main days in April, with a gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace on April 15. On the Queen’s actual birthday – April 16 – she and her immediate family will appear on the balcony of Christian VII’s Palace at Amalienborg, as they do each year. A reception … Continue reading

Albert & Paola Inaugurate New Music Chapel Wing

  January 27, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

Queen Paola and King Albert attend the opening of the new wing of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel; 27-01-2015

King Albert and Queen Paola today were present at the opening ceremony of a new wing of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo. The de Launoit Wing, named in honour of the former President of the Music Chapel Count Jean-Pierre de Launoit, has doubled the size of the Music Chapel and cost €10.5million to build. Queen Paola, who is the honorary chairman of the Music Chapel, officially opened the new wing, … Continue reading

Luxembourg’s Grand Dukes Attend Holocaust Memorial Concert

  January 27, 2015 at 10:21 pm by

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While their son and daughter-in-law were in Poland for the official commemoration, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa tonight attended a concert to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The concert, organised jointly by MemoShoah and the Israelite Consistory of Luxembourg, was held at the Philharmonie in Luxembourg City, and was attended by a members of Luxembourg’s government and members of the Jewish … Continue reading

Royals Gather in Poland for Auschwitz Anniversary

  January 27, 2015 at 8:19 pm by

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Members of several European Royal Families today attended a commemoration service in Poland to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp by Soviet forces. The Kings and Queens of Belgium and the Netherlands, the Crown Princes of Denmark and Norway, the Crown Princess of Sweden and the Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg were all present at the service, which took place in front of … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Attend Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony

  January 27, 2015 at 7:34 pm by

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On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have attended an event in London to commemorate the day. Together with Prime Minister David Cameron and the leader of the opposition Ed Miliband, the couple spoke with survivors of the Holocaust and listened to stories of victims during the national commemoration at the Methodist Central Hall. Prince Charles delivered a speech during the event, stating … Continue reading

Johan Martin Ferner Has Died

  January 24, 2015 at 9:35 pm by

Johan Martin Ferner

Johan Martin Ferner, the husband of Princess Astrid of Norway, passed away this morning at the age of 87. The Norwegian Royal Court confirmed the news, issuing a statement from King Harald which read: “It is with deep sadness that we have received the news that Johan Martin Ferner has passed away. Our thoughts go to Princess Astrid and her family, who have lost a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law and … Continue reading

New Birthday Photos of Princess Athena Released

  January 24, 2015 at 10:19 am by

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The Danish Royal Court released three new photographs of Princess Athena to mark her third birthday today. In the photos, the youngest member of the Danish Royal Family smiles cheekily for the camera and plays with an electric race car track, seemingly having taken on board the interest in cars that her father and brothers have. The photographs were taken at Amalienborg by Steen Brogaard. Princess Athena is the youngest … Continue reading

Princess Haya Awarded With 2015 Hunger Hero Award

  January 23, 2015 at 6:11 am by

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Princess Haya bint Al Hussain, the wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and a former WFP Ambassador Against Hunger, has been awarded by the United Nation’s World Food Programme with the 2015 Hunger Hero Award. Princess Haya, a United Nations Messenger of Peace and the chairwoman of the International Humanitarian City in Dubai, received the award during the World Leaders Dinner … Continue reading

Saudi King Abdullah Passes Away

  January 23, 2015 at 1:47 am by

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The Royal Saudi Court announced earlier this morning the death of His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The late monarch, who was 90 years old, passed away this morning at 1:00am local time (10:00pm GMT) after a long battle of illnesses. He was addmitted to hospital weeks ago for medical checks after suffering from a lung … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Days Event

  January 23, 2015 at 1:16 am by

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On January 21, Princess Laurentien attended a National Reading Breakfast Days event as part of the 12th edition of the National Reading Days in Hoorn. The event took place in the National Library where the Princess read a book to a group of children from grade 8. The book chosen for the reading was “Farmer Boris goes to sea”, written by Ted van Lieshout and illustrated by Philip Hopman. The book was elected … Continue reading

The Countess of Wessex Turns Fifty

  January 20, 2015 at 6:00 am by

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The Countess of Wessex today celebrates her fiftieth birthday. Born Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones in 1965, the Countess is the second child of Christopher Rhys-Jones and Mary O’Sullivan. She has an elder brother, David, and was educated at Dulwich Prepatory School and Kent College before beginning a career in public relations. In 1999, Sophie’s engagement to Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, was announced by Buckingham Palace. They … Continue reading

Estelle Takes America!

  January 19, 2015 at 10:51 pm by

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Well, San Francisco’s Swedish Church at least. Her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, may be about on working visit to the West Coast of the United States, but that didn’t stop little Princess Estelle from stealing the show during a stop in San Francisco over the weekend. Estelle, who turns three at the end of February, was the centre of attention during a visit to the city’s Swedish … Continue reading

Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist Attend Sports Gala

  January 19, 2015 at 10:30 pm by

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Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his fiancée Sofia Hellqvist were present at the annual Sports Gala in Stockholm this evening. The couple walked the red carpet at the Ericsson Globe, before heading inside for the awards which saw swimmer Sarah Sjostrom take home the Jerring Prize which is voted for by the Swedish public. Other winners of the evening were the Swedish female ski team who won ‘Best Performance of … Continue reading

Catherine Cambridge’s Day in Kensington

  January 19, 2015 at 10:01 pm by

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The Duchess of Cambridge today carried out a series of engagements close to home in Kensington. Her first stop was a coffee morning with volunteers of Family Friends, an organisation which offers support to disadvantaged families through mentoring services. Here, Catherine spent time chatting with volunteers and with people who have benefited from the service Family Friends provides. The Duchess was due to be presented with a bouquet of flowers … Continue reading

Queen Máxima in London for Inclusive Finance

  January 19, 2015 at 4:05 pm by

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As Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance,  Queen Máxima was today present at the conference “Financial Inclusion: The Next Move Forward” at the America Square Conference Centre in London. The conference, hosted by HSBC Holdings, Lloyds Banking Group and the Law Society of England and Wales, was focused on the importance of good access to and use of financial services worldwide. In her speech, … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Attends Event With The Fostering Network

  January 17, 2015 at 1:31 pm by

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On January 16, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a meeting with foster carers in North London. Kate greeted lots of children whilst she was at the event, though she was particularly taken by a baby girl. Kate said to the baby, who was called Naya, “Sweetie pie, I love your hair”. She later added that little Naya was chubbier than her son, Prince George. Kate wore a brown dress from … Continue reading

Dutch New Year’s Receptions

  January 16, 2015 at 8:24 pm by

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On January 13 and 14, the Dutch Royal Family attended the Annual New Year’s Receptions. The first reception took place on Tuesday at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Along with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven were present. The guests of the reception were representatives of Dutch society, Ministers, political leaders and members of organizations dedicated to helping working people. In his … Continue reading

Princess Kako Visits Imperial Burial Ground

  January 15, 2015 at 11:32 pm by

Princess Kako visited the Musashi Imperial Graveyard to pay respects to her ancestors; 15-01-2015

Japan’s Princess Kako today paid her respects to her ancestors with a visit to the Musashi Imperial Graveyard in Hachiōji. The graveyard is the mausoleum complex which contains the final resting places of the Princess’s great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents: Emperor Hirohito and Empress Kōjun, and Emperor Taishō and Empress Teimei. Princess Kako, who turned twenty on December 29 and has thus begun undertaking official duties for the Imperial Family, wore a floor-length black overcoat … Continue reading

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