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Queen Letizia Closes Conference on Rare Diseases Education

  April 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm by

The Queen of Spain today gave a speech at the closing seminar of the third International Educational Conference on Rare Diseases at the Universidad del País Vasco in Bilbao. “Thank you for the work you do, to be useful and brave, to establish the necessary rules for everyone to understand, so that society understands that we must all contribute and we are all necessary,” Queen Letizia said, praising the work of … Continue reading

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Birthday Girl Queen Elizabeth Lights Birthday Beacon

  April 21, 2016 at 7:12 pm by

Watched on by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth this afternoon lit the first of over 900 beacons as part of her 90th birthday celebrations. The beacons were lit around the country and the Commonwealth afterwards, with a beacon on each of the highest points in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Prince of Wales, who will be hosting a private dinner … Continue reading

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Stripes for Queen Mathilde As She Attends Flower Show with King Philippe

  April 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

Queen Mathilde opted for a multicolour striped dress from Natan as she opened the FLORALIËN Gent International Flower Show today with her husband, King Philippe. The A-line dress in blue, orange, brown and cream was paired with orange accessories. Philippe and Mathilde cut the ribbon marking the opening of the flower show, which runs until May 1, before being given a tour of some of the exhibits – including that of Japan, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Your Majesty! Queen Elizabeth Celebrates in Windsor

  April 21, 2016 at 9:26 am by

Huge crowds have gathered outside Windsor to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday this morning, as she undertook a walkabout through Windsor with the Duke of Edinburgh. A rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ was performed by the Band of the Coldstream Guards as the Queen exited the Henry VIII Gate to greet the crowds and accept flowers and well wishes. After walking through the crowd, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke alighted the ‘Queenmobile’, … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima: One of TIME’s 100 Most Influential

  April 21, 2016 at 9:25 am by

For the first time, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has been listed as one TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people for 2016. Her spot on the list is due to her hard work and dedicated effort in helping those less fortunate in developing countries achieve through her work with inclusive finance. Tilman Ehrbeck, partner at philanthropic investment firm Omidyar Network that supports visionary entrepreneurs, said of the Queen “with her firm … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Turns 90: Noteworthy Moments Since 1926

  April 21, 2016 at 8:22 am by

Queen Elizabeth II today marks yet another milestone in her life, her ninetieth birthday. Celebrations will be somewhat low-key in Windsor today, with the main events taking place over the next two months. But for today, let’s have a look back at moments which have been some of the most noteworthy in her nine decades. 1936 – The Abdication: In December 1936, when the Queen was ten years old, her uncle … Continue reading

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Another Royal Birthday Girl: Princess Isabella Turns Nine

  April 21, 2016 at 7:07 am by

It isn’t just in Britain that a royal is celebrating their birthday today – Princess Isabella of Denmark was born on this day in 2007. To mark the ninth birthday of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s second child, three new portraits of Isabella were released by the Royal Court. They were taken by Crown Princess Mary at Frederik VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg on April 19.

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New Swedish Prince Named Alexander

  April 21, 2016 at 5:40 am by

In a special council meeting at the Royal Palace in Stockholm a short time ago, King Carl Gustaf announced that his newborn grandson has been given the name Alexander. Prince Alexander’s middle names are Erik Hubertus Bertil, and his grandfather bestowed upon him the duchy of Södermanland. Erik is the name of the infant’s maternal grandfather, Hubertus is for his parental grandfather (one of the King’s middle names is Hubertus) and Bertil … Continue reading

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Carl Philip and Sofia Leave Hospital with their Little Prince

  April 20, 2016 at 5:51 pm by

Sweden’s newborn Prince has left hospital and is at home at Drottningholm Palace. The Royal Court posted a photograph of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia holding their new son in a baby capsule as they left Danderyd Hospital today. The caption said the couple were “looking forward to time together” with their son and were all feeling good. The baby’s name will be announced tomorrow morning, local time, in a … Continue reading

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Surrounded by Her Youngest Descendants, A New Portrait of Elizabeth II

  April 20, 2016 at 5:33 pm by

In a lovely new photograph released to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday tomorrow, the monarch is seen surrounded by the next generation: her two youngest grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Taken by Annie Leibovitz over Easter last month at Windsor Castle, the photograph shows the Queen sitting with 11-month-old Princess Charlotte in her lap surrounded by Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, James, Viscount Severn, Prince George, Savannah and Isla Phillips and Mia Tindall (who is … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Kicks Off 90th Birthday Celebrations in Windsor

  April 20, 2016 at 9:35 am by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have begun the monarch’s birthday celebrations a day early as they paid visits around Windsor. They first stopped at the Royal Mail’s Windsor Delivery Office to mark the postal service’s 500th anniversary this year. The couple were able to meet with some of the postmen and women, as well as the post sorters during their visit. When told of how many pieces of mail … Continue reading

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Lightsabers Up – William and Harry Visit ‘Stars Wars’ Set

  April 19, 2016 at 10:52 pm by

Princes William and Harry were just like any other mega-fans as they visited the set of the upcoming Star Wars film at Pinewood Studios outside of London. The brothers were given a tour of the Creature Effects room by one of the film series’ newest stars, Daisy Ridley, where they saw staff working on the costumes and moulds of creature characters. “It’s just amazing the detail in it, it really is,” William said … Continue reading

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Four Generations: A New Photo to Mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

  April 19, 2016 at 9:09 pm by

A new photograph of showing four generations of the Windsor line has been released by Buckingham Palace, ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday on Thursday. Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George (who is standing on a set of blocks to make him around the same height as his seated relatives) flank the Queen as her three direct heirs, all four wearing shades of blue and white. The photo, … Continue reading

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A New Prince for Sweden! Princess Sofia Gives Birth

  April 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced that Princess Sofia gave birth to her and Prince Carl Philip’s first child – a son – this evening at 6:25pm local time. The infant Prince, whose name will be announced during a cabinet meeting Thursday morning, was born at the Danderyd Hospital weighing 3.59kg. Both mother and son are doing well. Prince Carl Philip met with the media a short time ago at the hospital … Continue reading

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How Fetching You Look in Fluro! Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit Help Waste Collectors

  April 19, 2016 at 4:14 pm by

Norway’s Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit today paid a visit to Sandefjord in the south of Norway to help assist in the mission to become the cleanest city in the country. After meeting with the Sandefjord Waste Clearing Team, the two royal ladies were given their own fluro vests to wear as they pitched in with the cleaning effort. “It’s a wonderful initiative of the volunteers,” Crown Princess Mette-Marit said of … Continue reading

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A Wedding To Remember: Sixty Years Since Prince Rainier Married Grace Kelly

  April 19, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Described as “an incredible affair” that “left such a mark on people” by Monaco’s Prince Albert II, today marks the sixtieth anniversary of the marriage of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Hollywood actress Grace Kelly. The elaborate religious wedding ceremony that took place on April 19, 1956 at the Cathédrale de Monaco has gone down as one of the most famous weddings of the 20th century that was watched live … Continue reading

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Happy 76th Birthday Farmor! Queen Margrethe Celebrates Surrounded by Family

  April 16, 2016 at 8:46 am by

The Queen of Denmark was surrounded by her eight grandchildren today as she celebrated her 76th birthday with a traditional balcony appearance at Amalienborg. To the cheers of the awaiting crowd, Queen Margrethe (in a bright blue dress and coat – she is a big fan of this shade it seems) stepped out on to the central balcony with her husband, Prince Henrik, as her two sons – Frederik and … Continue reading

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Iconic Photo Replay? William and Kate Visit The Taj Mahal

  April 16, 2016 at 8:01 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited India’s most well-known monuments, the Taj Mahal, today and recreated the iconic photograph of the Duke’s mother, Diana Princess of Wales, sitting in front of the monument – though this time, the royal visitors had happy smiles on their faces. William and Kate posed for the press on the same marble bench the late Princess sat in back in 1992, with the magnificent … Continue reading

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Bhutan’s Infant Prince Receives A Name

  April 16, 2016 at 5:17 am by

The infant Bhutanese Prince, who was born on February 5 as the first child of King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema, has been named today in an official naming ceremony at the Punakha Dzong. His name has been announced as Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. Prince Jigme Namgyel’s naming day was chosen as April 16 as it is the death anniversary of Zhandrung Kuchoe,  and this year is also the 400th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Jaunty Chapeau for Anne

  April 15, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Rocking a black fedora and a lilac military-style coat, Princess Anne attended the parade of the Royal Armoured Corps at Bovington Camp in Dorset on April 15, 1971.

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