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

Duke of Sussex visits YMCA Ealing

  April 5, 2019 at 5:32 pm by

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The Duke of Sussex visited the YMCA centre in Ealing, London on April 5, to participate in a discussion with representatives from Stonewall, The Mix, Safe Lives, Mermaids and Young Minds. At the event, Harry stated that “social media is more addictive than drugs and alcohol. Yes it is more dangerous because it is normalised and there are no restrictions. So we are in a really mind-altering time”, and also … Continue reading

Last Day in South Korea for Philippe and Mathilde

  March 28, 2019 at 4:45 pm by

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Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians started the fourth and final day of the state visit with a visit to the Jeon Jin Sang Medical Centre. The centre was founded in 1975 by the Belgian Dr. Marie-Helene Brasseur with the purpose to assist low income people in south-west Seoul. Then the Royal Couple was present at the official opening of the Belgian Life Festival. The festival … Continue reading

Belgian State Visit to South Korea: Day Three

  March 28, 2019 at 4:39 pm by

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Today, Wednesday March 27, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their third day in South Korea with a separate program. In the morning Queen Mathilde attended a seminar titled “Innovative solutions for circular economy, sustainable mobility and climate change” held at the Global Campus of Ghent University. At the seminar were present the former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Belgian and Korean students. Then the Queen paid a … Continue reading

Belgian State Visit to South Korea: Day Two

  March 26, 2019 at 9:44 am by

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Today, Tuesday March 26, Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their second day in South Korea with a wreath laying ceremony held at the National Cemetery. After the ceremony the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Korean War Memorial along with the Belgian delegation, Korean Ministers and veterans. Then the King and the Queen were officially welcomed by the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in and the First … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Launches National Money Week

  March 25, 2019 at 6:24 pm by

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Today, Monday March 25, Her Majesty Queen Maxima opened the ninth edition of the Week of Money. The event took place in the Rat Verlegh Stadium in Breda in the presence of Arie Slob, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education and Media and primary school students. The theme of year’s edition is “Are you a hero with your money?” During this week, about 5,500 lectures and workshops in primary schools … Continue reading

Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to South Korea

  March 25, 2019 at 7:08 am by

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At the invitation of the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of The Belgians started today, Monday March 25, a four-day state visit to South Korea. Upon the arrival at the airport of the capital Seoul, the Royal Couple was welcomed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha, the Deputy Prime Minister for Protocol Affairs Chang Jae-bok and the Belgian ambassador to … Continue reading

Family support Zara Tindall competing in horse trials

  March 24, 2019 at 5:51 pm by

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On March 23, Zara Tindall’s immediate family turned out to support her at the Gatcombe Horse Trials as she competed with her horse Gladstone. The Phillips and Tindall families along with Princess Anne and Tim Lawrence were in attendance at the event, which appeared to be a fun day out for the children who were seen enjoying ice-cream and running around with each other. The trials span for two days … Continue reading

Queen and Duchess of Cambridge at joint London engagement

  March 19, 2019 at 6:49 pm by

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The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge opened Bush House at King’s College, London on March 19 on a joint engagement. Bush House previously shared headquarters with the BBC though is now being leased by King’s College, a public research university and is considered to be part of the “golden triangle” of English universities which includes Oxford and Cambridge. Bush House is the newest building on the university’s Strand campus. … Continue reading

Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel Attend Fifth Prince Friso Engineers Awards

  March 18, 2019 at 5:36 pm by

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Today, Monday March 18, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the fifth edition of the Prince Friso Engineers Awards at the ASML in Veldhoven. The winner of this year was Dr. ing. Maja Rudinac-Voorneveld, that “obtained a PhD at the Biorobotics Lab at TU Delft. She led the Interactive Robotics group at the Delft Robotics Institute and launched the start-ups Robot Robots Company and Robot Care Systems. … Continue reading

Lena Tindall christened in private ceremony

  March 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm by

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On March 17, Lena Tindall, the second daughter and child of Princess Anne’s daughter Zara and her husband Mike Tindall was christened in a private ceremony at St. Nicholas’s Church in Cherington, Gloucestershire, near the Gatcombe Estate. The Duke of Sussex was reported to be one of Lena’s godparents, as he attended the christening with his wife Meghan, who is due to give birth next month. The Queen and other … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

  March 17, 2019 at 6:03 pm by

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade hosted by the Irish Guards, of which the Duke is colonel, in Hounslow, West London. The Cambridges watched the century-old parade where the Duchess was greeted by the mascot of the Irish Guards, an Irish wolfhound named Domhnall. During their visit the Duke and Duchess also participated in a minute’s silence for the victims of the New … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2019

  March 17, 2019 at 2:54 pm by

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The Dutch Royal Family participated in the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, over the weekend. On Friday March 15, King Willem-Alexander helped at the De Veenweide children’s farm in Soest, a municipality in the province of Utrecht. The King helped with the construction of a fairytale garden. Queen Máxima missed this year’s the National Volunteer Day because last week she “underwent a small, planned medical procedure” and she had to … Continue reading

Prince of Wales at Spanish impressionist exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

  March 13, 2019 at 5:53 pm by

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On March 13, the Prince of Wales was accompanied by Queen Letizia of Spain as they attended an exhibition showcasing some of the works of Spanish impressionist painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England. Prince Charles’s cousin Lady Sarah Chatto was also part of the entourage that showed the pair around the exhibition; which showcased portraits and landscapes including that of Princess Beatrice of … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria and family celebrate name day

  March 12, 2019 at 5:57 pm by

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On March 12, it was Crown Princess Victoria’s name day, which was celebrated with an official ceremony in the courtyard of the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. Name days in Sweden have as much of a significance to individuals as birthdays do and are celebrated in a similar fashion. Victoria’s name day falls on every March 12 in Sweden. Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar were also present at … Continue reading

British royal family at Commonwealth Day service

  March 12, 2019 at 10:35 am by

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On March 11; the Queen was joined by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who were earlier also performing other related engagements, at a Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London, England. British Prime Minister Theresa May was also at the service, and band Clean Bandit gave a performance. Faith leaders, high commissioners, ambassadors as well … Continue reading

Earl of Wessex given new title on birthday

  March 11, 2019 at 5:58 pm by

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On March 10, the Earl of Wessex turned fifty-five and was given the Scottish title Earl of Forfar by the Queen in addition to his current title, the Earl of Wessex, which was granted to him when he married his wife, Sophie Rhys-Jones, in June 1999. The Earl of Forfar is a Scottish title that dates back to 1661 and was first created for the Douglas Family. Archibald Douglas was … Continue reading

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