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Spanish King & Queen Visit the Netherlands

  October 15, 2014 at 9:32 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain paid an introductory visit to their Dutch counterparts today, visiting The Hague. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima welcomed King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia at Noordeinde Palace, where the two couples greeted each other with friendly hugs and kisses. Obligatory photos were taken, ahead of a private lunch. In the afternoon, King Felipe and Queen Letizia went on to pay a visit to the … Continue reading

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First National Day With Felipe VI As King

  October 12, 2014 at 7:57 pm by

Spain has celebrated its first National Day with its new monarch, King Felipe VI. The celebrations took place earlier today at the Plaza de Cánovas del  Castillo, with a reception at the Royal Palace afterwards. King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and their two daughters, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofía, were present for the homage to the Spanish national flag and the military parade that followed. A number of government … Continue reading

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Confirmed: Twins For Charlène and Albert

  October 9, 2014 at 6:44 am by

The Prince’s Palace of Monaco has finally confirmed what has been a much speculated upon topic: Princess Charlène is indeed pregnant with twins. “The Prince and Princess of Monaco are happy to confirm they are expecting twins… at the end of the year,” read the official statement. The Princess’s pregnancy was announced at the end of May. A possible multiple pregnancy has been suspected since then, after reports that Princess … Continue reading

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King of Thailand Has Gallbladder Removed

  October 6, 2014 at 10:13 pm by

The King of Thailand has had successful gallbladder removal surgery and is in a stable post-operative condition, the Thai Royal Court confirmed today. “This morning his general health conditions have improved. His heart rate has lowered, his blood pressure is normal and his body temperature has lowered,” the statement read, in reference to the reasons stated for his admittance to the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok on Friday: fever and irregular blood … Continue reading

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Honduran President Visits Spain

  October 1, 2014 at 11:54 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia today hosted a lunch at the Royal Palace of Madrid in honour of the visiting President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado, and his wife. The official party posed for photographs, before heading in to the dining room. The luncheon was attended by Spain’s Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, various ministers, and officials and business leaders. In their speeches, both King Felipe and President Hernandez spoke of … Continue reading

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Swedes Attend 2014 Edition of Parliament Opening

  September 30, 2014 at 11:32 pm by

The Swedish Royal Family today attended the opening of parliament at the Riksdag in Stockholm. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip, who was accompanied by his fiancé Sofia Hellqvist, first were present at the traditional church service at the Storkyrkan. From there it was on to the Riksdag by horse-draw carriage, where they were greeted by the Speaker of Parliament, Urban … Continue reading

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On This Day: Greek King Marries Danish Princess

  September 18, 2014 at 9:29 am by

On September 18, 1964, dozens of Europe’s royals descended upon Athens for the marriage of Greece’s King, Constantine II, to Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, youngest daughter of the Danish King. The couple had first met in 1959, when the bride was only 13. Crown Prince Constantine had accompanied his parents, King Paul and Queen Frederica, on their state visit to Denmark.  They met several times over the next few years, … Continue reading

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Death of Prince Nicholas Romanovich, Claimant to Russian Throne

  September 15, 2014 at 8:54 pm by

One of the claimants to the defunct Russian throne, Prince Nicholas Romanovich, passed away today in Italy, at the age of 91. The Prince was the elder son of Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia, a second cousin of the last Tsar, Nicholas II. Nicholas Romanovich was a great-great-grandson of Tsar Nicholas I. As such, following the death of Grand Duke Vladimir Cyrillovich in 1992, Nicholas considered himself the Head of the … Continue reading

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Invictus Games Come To A Close

  September 14, 2014 at 10:22 pm by

The Invictus Games came to a close tonight, with a closing ceremony attended by over 25,000 held at Queen Elizabeth Park. Featuring performances by James Blunt, the Foo Fighters, Ellie Goulding and the Kaiser Chiefs, as well as the Military Wives Choir. During the concert, all 400 competitors from the 14 competing nations were presented with medals commemorating their participation in the Games. Prince Harry was given a rapturous cheer … Continue reading

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Thurn und Taxis Princess Marries in Tutzing

  September 13, 2014 at 11:40 pm by

Princess Maria Theresia, the eldest daughter of the late Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn und Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schönburg-Glauchau, married Brit Hugo Wilson today in a ceremony in Tutzing. The wedding took place at St Joseph’s Church, the bride’s younger brother, Albert, 12th Prince of Thurn und Taxis, walking his sister down the aisle to her groom. Princess Maria Teresia wore a gown designed by Vivienne Westwood that featured … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Invictus Games Opening Ceremony in London

  September 11, 2014 at 7:19 am by

Prince Harry was joined by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Cambridge, Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik last night for the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The 6,500 spectators gathered on the South Lawn for the event were treated to a spectacle of music and military displays by the Red Arrows, Apache and Merlin helicopters … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Attends Inter-Religious Conference

  September 9, 2014 at 9:07 pm by

The Queen of the Belgians was this evening present at the closing ceremony of an inter-religious conference that has been taking place in Antwerp. ‘Peace Is The Future: Religions and Cultures in Dialogue 100 Years After World War One’ was organised by the Community of Sant’Egidio to bring together the different religions of the world to pray for continued peace and to enter into dialogues to assist religions work together to … Continue reading

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Invictus Games Almost Set To Go In London

  September 8, 2014 at 11:18 pm by

With all the hard work of planning about to come to fruition, Prince Harry today formally welcomed the thirteen nations that will be competing in the Invictus Games alongside Great Britain. First attending the welcome reception at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, the Prince was joined by the captains of each team – the UK, the US, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Afghanistan, Georgia, New Zealand and Germany – for … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Opens Taalhuis

  September 8, 2014 at 10:26 pm by

Princess Laurentien today opened the Taalhuis at the Central Library in The Hague. The opening of the Taalhuis – Language House – took place on International Literacy Day, which also marks the beginning of literacy week in the Netherlands. The aim of the centre is to provide courses for individuals who wish to improve their Dutch reading, writing and speaking skills. During the event, Princess Laurentien – who incorporated the opening’s … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Expecting Second Child

  September 8, 2014 at 8:43 am by

Clarence House confirmed earlier today that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news,” read the statement. No due date has officially been given, although sources say the Duchess is yet to reach … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Attends Conference on ADHD

  September 4, 2014 at 10:57 pm by

Today at the Hotel Comwell in Kolding, Princess Marie attended the opening session of the Danish ADHD Association’s annual conference. The Princess, wearing a white embellished jacket and black pants, was greeted by a group children from the local daycare centre. During her time at the conference, Marie was present at a lecture by British psychology professor David Daley, who spoke of understanding the condition, and the best way to … Continue reading

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Prince Albert Completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

  September 4, 2014 at 5:56 am by

Prince Albert II of Monaco has become one of the latest famous faces to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which aims to raise awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. A video released by the Prince’s Palace on Facebook shows Prince Albert standing on a cliff face overlooking his principality, where he upturns a bucket of ice water over his head. The Prince said he was “extremely proud and happy to … Continue reading

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Festivities in Maastricht to Mark 200th Anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

  August 31, 2014 at 2:24 am by

The heads of state of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany gathered in Maastricht yesterday to mark the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima welcomed King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, and President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt for the celebrations, entitled ‘Hello World!’, in Maastricht, which included a fashion show, concert and an … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Attends Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Performance

  August 25, 2014 at 9:15 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary tonight attended the final performance of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s tour of Europe. Arriving at the Tivoli Concert Hall wearing a navy blue frock coat with a beaded neckline, the Princess took her seat in the audience to watch the concert, which included pieces composed by Berlioz, Strauss, Schumann and Elgar. She was accompanied by the Australian Ambassador to Denmark, Damien Miller, and Tivoli’s music director, Henrik Engelbrecht. The … Continue reading

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Princess Nathalie Expecting Second Child

  August 14, 2014 at 2:30 am by

Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her husband, Alexander Johannsmann, are expecting their second child. The news was confirmed by the Danish Royal Court’s press officer. The baby is due in February 2015. Princess Nathalie is youngest child of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. She married Mr Johannsmann in a religious ceremony in June 2011, their first child – son Konstantin – was born in July 2010.

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