Prince Charles joins leaders and survivors at Auschwitz commemoration

  January 23, 2020 at 6:49 pm by

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On January 23, Prince Charles attended a commemoration in memory of the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation at Yad Vashem in Israel. The memorial took place during the Prince of Wales’s two day trip to Israel and Palestine. He is due to visit Jerusalem and the occupied Palestinian territories, as his first official visit to the area. Princes Charles’s own grandmother, Princess Alice of Greece and Denmark, hid a Jewish … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 22, 2020 at 11:32 am by

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Today, Wednesday January 22, Princess Laurentien was present at the launch of the 17th edition of the National Reading Breakfast Days at the Zoetermeer Forum Library, in the province of South Holland. At the presence of toddlers and pre-schoolers, the Princess read “Grumpy Duck”. The book, written and illustrated by Petr Horáček and Joyce Dunbar, was elected Picture Book of the Year 2020 by a jury of Dutch children’s librarians. … Continue reading

Countess of Wessex celebrates birthday with a Buckingham Palace summit

  January 21, 2020 at 7:14 pm by

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The Countess of Wessex attended a summit at the UK/Africa investment with her husband the Earl of Wessex and hosts the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on her fifty-fifth birthday on January 20. The event was also attended by the Princess Royal and aims to bring heads of state and governments together to discuss issues surrounding both Africa and the UK. Important multicultural agencies and famous African companies were also … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Sussex drop HRH title and duties

  January 18, 2020 at 7:09 pm by

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It was announced on January 18 that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer retain their HRH status or perform engagements on behalf of the royal family. This comes after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced on January 8 that they would be stepping back from royal life and were to move abroad to Canada. This time, the couple have stated they aim to repay the £2.4m … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde visits the Province of Liège

  January 16, 2020 at 6:09 pm by

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Yesterday, Wednesday January 15, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Liège. King Philippe didn’t attend the visit because he went to Oman to pay his respects after the death of Sultan Qaboos and to meet the new Sultan Haitham ben Tarek. The visit started in the municipality of Lincent where the Queen, along with the governor of the Province and the mayor of the municipality, … Continue reading

Back to work for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

  January 15, 2020 at 7:03 pm by

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The Duchess of Cambridge went back to work on January 15 when she visited Bradford with her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, in West Yorkshire. The couple visited the Bradford Khidmat Centre, where they joined a session of the Older Yet Wiser project, which supports grandparents who look after young children. The classes are led by a “monkey puppet” who encourages the grandparents and parents to sing with their children. … Continue reading

Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Royal on rare engagement together

  January 14, 2020 at 6:49 pm by

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On January 14, the Duchess of Cornwall, or Rothesay as she as known in Scotland, joined her sister-in-law Princess Anne at the University of Aberdeen as she rewards her with an honorary degree. Camilla visited a sports centre and as chancellor of the university, granted Anne an honorary degree in recognition of her charity work. The Princess Royal is patron of Save the Children where she has visited projects across … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Sussex step down from senior royal position

  January 8, 2020 at 7:10 pm by

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It was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have stepped down from their position as senior members of the royal family, without consulting Buckingham Palace beforehand. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced in an Instagram post that they “were to step back as senior members of the royal family” in order to create a “progressive new role within this institution”. It was also announced that the couple … Continue reading

British royals attend Christmas Day service at St. Mary Magdalene Church

  December 27, 2019 at 4:53 am by

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As per annual tradition, the Queen and several members of her family attended the Christmas Day service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in the Sandringham Estate, Norfolk. The Queen attended on her own this year, as her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, is currently recovering from an illness after being released from hospital the day before. Also attending were the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Princesses Beatrice and … Continue reading

Queen attends church service as Prince Philip is still in hospital

  December 23, 2019 at 6:29 pm by

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On December 22, the Queen attended a service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham with the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children, Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn. Prince Philip, meanwhile, is spending his second night at the King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone, London for observation of an existing medical condition. On Friday, the 98 year-old royal travelled from Norfolk to London where he has … Continue reading

Queen and Prince Charles attend State Opening of Parliament

  December 23, 2019 at 6:22 pm by

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On December 19, the Queen and Prince of Wales attended the State Opening of Parliament following Boris Johnson’s election as Prime Minister. New MPs were also sworn into the session as the Queen carried out a speech outlining the details of Brexit and the situation with the National Health Service, stating next year’s government agenda, including to remove Britain from the EU on 31 January. Scotland’s first minister has also … Continue reading

Queen hosts Christmas lunch for family

  December 18, 2019 at 6:51 pm by

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The Queen hosted the annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace on December 18 where members of the immediate and extended royal family gathered together. Those absent from the event of the immediate family were the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son Archie, as they are spending a private break over the Christmas period. The Queen has hosted the Christmas lunch every Christmas as it is a time for … Continue reading

Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple Expecting Their First Child

  December 6, 2019 at 10:31 am by

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The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Court announced today that Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie are expecting their first child. The short announcement of the court states: Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess are immensely pleased to announce that the Hereditary Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duchess are expecting Their first child. The birth is scheduled for May. The Grand Duke, the Grand Duchess and … Continue reading

Philippe and Mathilde Celebrate Twenty Years of Marriage

  December 4, 2019 at 7:27 pm by

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Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde celebrated today, December 4, their 20th wedding anniversary. The then Crown Prince Philippe announced his engagement to Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz on September 10, 1999. The couple married on December 4 in both civil and religious ceremonies. The civil ceremony was held at Brussels Town Hall followed by the religious ceremony the Cathedral of St Michel and St Gudule at the presence of 1200 … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Family Present Prince Claus Award 2019

  December 4, 2019 at 5:38 pm by

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Today, Wednesday December 4, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, and Princess Mabel attended the 2019 Prince Claus Prize Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. This year the award went to visual artist Kamala Ibrahim Ishag from Sudan, a pioneer in African visual art since the 1960s. As Honorary Chairman of the Prince Claus Fund, Prince Constantijn presented the award. Kamala … Continue reading

Queen hosts NATO summit

  December 4, 2019 at 11:40 am by

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Queen Elizabeth II hosted NATO leaders today at Buckingham Palace on December 3. As well as the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the Princess Royal, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra were also present at the summit. President Trump and his wife Melania arrived to the sound of the choir singing Silent Night. They were joined by other world leaders of … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge team up with Mary Berry

  December 1, 2019 at 6:59 pm by

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In November, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge collaborated with British TV chef Mary Berry to cook a Christmas lunch for those who are working on Christmas Day. The party was hosted by the trio at the Rosewood Hotel in London. Beforehand the Cambridges took Mary Berry to some of the charities and organisations they supported. During the event, the royal couple also met the winner of 2015’s series of … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Present Erasmus Prize 2019

  November 29, 2019 at 10:11 am by

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Yesterday, Thursday November 28, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix, attended the Erasmus Prize Awards at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The theme of this year was “Composing for the Present Time”. The King presented this year’s prize to the American composer and conductor John Adams. John Adams, composer, clarinetist, and conductor of classical music and opera, is one of the most performed living composers. He received … Continue reading

Queen Maxima in Pakistan: November 25-27

  November 28, 2019 at 5:31 pm by

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As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development and at the invitation of the Government, Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a three-day visit to Pakistan from Monday November 25 to Wednesday November 27. Queen Maxima started the first day of the visit, on Monday November 25, with a meeting in Islamabad at the local UN office organized by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) … Continue reading

Prince Andrew temporarily steps down from engagements

  November 23, 2019 at 2:58 am by

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On November 21, it was announced in a public statement by the Duke of York that he would be stepping down from public engagements “for the foreseeable future”, following his interview with reporter Emily Maitlis about his association and involvement with Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking case. It has been reported that Prince Andrew met Epstein in the early 1990s through association with Ghislaine Maxwell, who was also involved in the … Continue reading

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