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King Juan Carlos: “We Have A Great King”

  September 1, 2015 at 10:45 pm by

Spain’s former King, Juan Carlos I, has given an interview to journalist Carlos Herrera for his new radio program, Herrera en COPE, in which he praised the efforts of his son, King Felipe VI. “We have a great King with very many good qualities,” King Juan Carlos said of his son, stating that he was “very proud, excited and above all very pleased” to see how the change in reign has worked out, … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Raises UN Global Goals Flag in Copenhagen

  September 1, 2015 at 7:14 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark today participated in an ‘inspiration meeting’ of 100 organisations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where they discussed ideas relating to next year’s Women Deliver conference (of which Mary is patron) that will be held Copenhagen for the first time. Also on the agenda was a celebration of “gender equality obtaining a clear and undeniable position in the Universal agenda” and that it has qualified as one … Continue reading

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First Day of the School Year for the Young Belgians

  September 1, 2015 at 5:39 pm by

Belgium’s young royals today began the 2015-2016 school year, heading off in the company of their parents, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. The Duchess of Brabant, Prince Gabriel and Princess Eléonore were dropped off at the Sint-Jans Berchmans College, a Dutch school in Brussels, by their father, walking down the street together. 7-year-old Eléonore – almost dwarfed by her hot pink backpack, which matched both her pants and her hair clips – was … Continue reading

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New Coin Minted To Mark Longest Reign in British History

  August 31, 2015 at 9:30 pm by

The Royal Mint has released the design of the £20 silver coin it has produced to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning British monarch. It has been designed by Stephen Taylor and features the five coinage portraits of the Queen that have been used on coins in the United Kingdom since 1952. “I wanted to convey how Queen Elizabeth has matured on the face of a coin, just like … Continue reading

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On This Day: Queen Astrid Killed In Car Accident

  August 29, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the death of the popular Queen Astrid of the Belgians. She was killed on August 29 in Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland following a car accident. Astrid and her husband, King Leopold III, were holidaying at their villa, Haslihorn, on the shore of Lake Lucerne with their two eldest children, Joséphine-Charlotte and Baudouin. Bad weather saw the couple send the children home to Brussels on August 28, intending … Continue reading

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Pieter-Christiaan and Anita Celebrate Tenth Wedding Anniversary

  August 25, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau and his wife Anita today celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. The pair were married civilly on August 25 in a ceremony held at Het Loo Palace officiated by the Mayor of Apeldoorn attended by their close family and friends. Pieter-Christiaan and Anita posed for photographs in the palace gardens after the ceremony, to which the bride wore a jacket and skirt in shades of green, blue … Continue reading

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Princess Catharina-Amalia Begins High School

  August 24, 2015 at 10:05 am by

The Princess of Orange today had her first day of high school, and the Dutch Royal Court released a photograph and video of the 11-year-old to mark the occasion. Catharina-Amalia is seen riding a bicycle with a large pink box attached to the front, waving to the camera – behind which her father, King Willem-Alexander, stands – in the garden of their home, Villa Eikenhorst. The Princess will be attending … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Stéphanie of Belgium, Would-Be Empress

  August 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm by

August 23 marks the anniversary of the death of Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, the woman who, had events not occurred how they did, would likely have become the Empress of Austria. Born in May 1864, she was the second daughter of King Leopold II of the Belgians and his Austrian Archduchess wife, Marie Henriette. An unhappy childhood was a symptom of her parents’ unhappy marriage; their three daughters were left … Continue reading

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Victoria and Mette-Marit Join Forces For Climate Pilgrimage

  August 22, 2015 at 6:10 pm by

Norwegian Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria today joined forces for climate change, participating in a pilgrimage between Halden, Norway and Strømstad, Sweden. The two Crown Princesses began in Halden, where they met with bishops at the Søndre Enningdalen Church before starting their walk Elgåfossen, a waterfall on the border between the two Scandinavian countries. Upon reaching their destination, Mette-Marit filled a bottle with water and then, standing on the … Continue reading

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Ahoy There! Dutch Royals Enjoy SAIL Amsterdam 2015

  August 22, 2015 at 5:37 pm by

Sitting on the deck of their grandmother’s boat, De Groene Draeck, the three daughters of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands enjoyed the sun, the sea and the atmosphere of SAIL Amsterdam today, alongside two of their cousins. Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia, Princess Ariane and the two daughters of the late Prince Friso and Princess Mabel, Countess Luana and Countess Zaria, were seen taking shooting photographs of the other vessels as … Continue reading

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The Bernadottes Celebrate 90 Years of Radio Sweden

  August 21, 2015 at 8:20 pm by

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia were on hand this evening to help celebrate the 90th anniversary of Radio Sweden at Berwald Hall in Stockholm. They were joined by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. The foursome posed for photographs upon their arrival, before heading inside the concert hall for the evening’s show, which included speeches by Radio Sweden CEO Cilla Benkö, and performances by a number of the organisation’s main program … Continue reading

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Armin, Fürst zur Lippe Has Died

  August 21, 2015 at 4:13 pm by

The Head of the House of Lippe, Fürst Armin, passed away yesterday, August 20, in Detmold, his family announced today. “In deep sadness, we announce the death of Dr Armin, Prince of Lippe, who died after a short, serious illness on 20 August 2015 aged 91 years in Detmold, in the circle of his family,” the statement released by the Lippes read. Fürst Armin, born on August 18, 1924 to Leopold … Continue reading

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Baby Girl for Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis

  August 21, 2015 at 2:39 pm by

Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis, the eldest child of the late Fürst Johannes and Fürstin Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, has given birth to a daughter. The baby girl was born in London at 9:59am on Friday August 21. She has been named Mafalda, according to reports in the German media, and is the first child for Princess Maria Theresia and her British husband, Hugo Wilson. Maria Theresia … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit Attends Premiere of ‘Pøbler’ Documentary

  August 20, 2015 at 6:21 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit tonight attended the premiere of the documentary Pøbler, which has been partially funded by the Crown Prince Couple’s Fund. The premiere took place at the Colosseum cinema in Oslo. The documentary is based on the Pøbelprosjektet, a project that helps young people who have been out of school or work for some time to find jobs or improve their education. “The film is about a group of young men … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Receives Tennis Federation Gold Pin

  August 17, 2015 at 8:34 am by

The Crown Prince of Denmark attended the Danish Wheelchair Tennis Championships on Sunday afternoon at the Allerød Tennis Club in Lillerød. Frederik is the patron of the Danish Tennis Federation. During the event, he watched the men’s and women’s finals, then presented the winner and runner-up with their medals. Christoffer Holmer took out the men’s title, while Louise Willerslev-Olsen won the women’s title. Crown Prince Frederik was then presented with the Danish Tennis Federation’s … Continue reading

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British Royals Mark VJ Day 70th Anniversary

  August 15, 2015 at 7:43 pm by

A bright sunny London day was quite suitable for commemorations marking the seventieth anniversary of VJ Day (Victory over Japan Day) on Saturday. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended official service of remembrance at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church. View image | gettyimages.com The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh met veterans upon arrival for the service at St Martin-in-the-Fields Meeting with veterans before and after their service, in which Reverend Dr Sam … Continue reading

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Japanese WWII Surrender Commemorated in the Netherlands

  August 15, 2015 at 4:26 pm by

Dutch King Willem-Alexander today attended a service at the Indian Monument in The Hague, to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War Two. The King, accompanied by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, laid the first wreath in honour of the victims of Japanese occupation at the monument during the service. Afterwards, the official party met with representatives of the former Dutch East Indian community living in the Netherlands. The Dutch Kingdom … Continue reading

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Not So Little Anymore! Prince Henrik Starts Primary School

  August 15, 2015 at 4:16 am by

Denmark’s Prince Henrik, son of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, had his first day of primary school yesterday, and the young Prince posed for the media wearing a large red backpack. “I have a pencil case and a lunch bag in my schoolbag. I like arithmetic the best,” the six-year-old responded when he was asked about his backpack and what he was looking forward to. Henrik will be attending the St Joseph … Continue reading

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Zara and Mike Set Sail At Cowes

  August 13, 2015 at 10:22 pm by

Zara Phillips and her husband Mike Tindall today participated in the annual Artemis Challenge on Cowes Harbour, which is held as part of the traditional Cowes Week sailing event. The duo were part of the Artemis Ocean Racing team for the charity race around the Isle of Wight, but unfortunately they came in 15th out of 16 yachts. The damp and misty weather couldn’t ruin the spirits of the competitors though, … Continue reading

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Ole! King Juan Carlos Goes To The Bullfighting

  August 13, 2015 at 7:32 pm by

King Juan Carlos was joined by his eldest daughter Elena and her two children, Felipe and Victoria, in the audience of a bullfight tonight in San Sebastián. The toreros (bullfighters) greeted the royals after their respective fights, shaking hands with the former King. This is the first bullfight held in San Sebastián in over three years, after the ban on bullfighting in the city was overturned by the recently elected coalition of Basque … Continue reading

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