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Duke of Cambridge Holds Investiture at Windsor Castle

  May 19, 2015 at 1:36 pm by

Prince William presented honours on behalf of the Queen during an investiture at Windsor Castle today. Amongst those receiving honours were musician Brinsley Forde, of the reggae band Aswad, footballer Linvoy Primus and Dame Mary Peters, a former Olympic gold medalist in the pentathlon. Mr Primus, who played for Portsmouth between 2000 and 2009, was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his work with the charity … Continue reading

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Drama on Queen Victoria’s Early Life To Be Produced By ITV

  May 19, 2015 at 10:57 am by

British television network ITV has announced it will be producing an eight-hour drama series based on the early life of Queen Victoria, Britain’s longest reigning monarch to date. Novelist Daisy Goodwin will be making her screenwriting debut in penning the script for Victoria. “I’ve been fascinated by Victoria since I started reading her diaries at university. She’s a woman whose personality leaps off the page – a tiny 4 foot 11 teenager who overnight … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Tours Refurbished Clay Ceramics Museum

  May 19, 2015 at 10:35 am by

Queen Margrethe II was one of 130 specially invited guests to tour the refurbished Clay Ceramics Museum in Middelfart this morning ahead of its reopening to the public tomorrow. The Queen was shown around the museum’s new exhibitions by curator Pia Wirnfeld. One of the exhibitions she saw was Brandes 
& Bindesbøll – Bånd & Brud, where artist Peter Brandes gave the Queen explanations to the pieces in the collection. The Queen has … Continue reading

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The Duke of Vendôme Turns Fifty

  May 19, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Prince Jean d’Orléans, the Duke of Vendome today celebrates his fiftieth birthday. He is the second son of Henri, Count of Paris, the Orléanist claimant to the defunct throne of France, and his first wife, Duchess Marie Thérèse of Württemberg. The Prince was born in 1965 in Boulogne-Billancourt, and has four siblings: Princess Marie Isabelle of Liechtenstein, Prince François, Count of Clermont, Princess Blanche of Orléans, and Prince Eudes, Duke of Angoulême. The … Continue reading

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British Royals Out In Force at the Chelsea Flower Show

  May 18, 2015 at 8:45 pm by

As they do each year, members of the British Royal Family have visited the Royal Horticulture Society’s Chelsea Flower Show ahead of its official opening to the public tomorrow. Prince Harry was on hand to show his grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, as well as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall the garden that has been created for Sentebale, his African charity. View image | gettyimages.com “It’s … Continue reading

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Audiences at Zarzuela Palace

  May 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today received three different groups in audience at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. First, members of the operations team – including the director and general manager – of the magazine Semana were welcomed to the Palace to mark their 75th year of publication. A presentation of some of the most outstanding images featured in the magazine during its history was shown to King Felipe and Queen Letizia during the … Continue reading

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Charlotte Casiraghi At Cannes Film Festival

  May 17, 2015 at 10:24 pm by

Charlotte Casiraghi was in Cannes today where she was present at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival. The elder daughter of Monaco’s Princess Caroline attended the premiere of Carol, the 1950s era film starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Charlotte wore a blue floral gown from Gucci for the event. View image | gettyimages.com Charlotte Casiraghi attends the premiere of Carol at the Cannes Film Festival, May 17.

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Carl Philip and Sofia Celebrate Marriage Banns

  May 17, 2015 at 9:55 pm by

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his fiancee Sofia Hellqvist have celebrated their marriage banns this morning, in a ceremony at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Accompanied by their closest family and representatives of official Sweden, the couple stated their intention to marry in the ceremony which is traditionally designed to allow members of the public to express valid reasons why the marriage should not take … Continue reading

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Happy National Day Norway!

  May 17, 2015 at 3:12 pm by

The Norwegian Royal Family has celebrated National Day with a balcony appearance at the Royal Palace in Oslo. King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Ingrid Alexandra all greeted the masses of well-wishers gathered in the Palace forecourt. The National Children’s Parade took place in the Palace Square, which saw 60,000 school children from a number of schools (some included specifically because they are celebrating milestone anniversaries … Continue reading

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The Phillips Girls Run Riot with Lady Louise at RWHS

  May 16, 2015 at 8:16 pm by

Two of the smallest members of the extended Windsor clan appeared to have a brilliant day in the sunshine whilst at the second last day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show today. Savannah and Isla Phillips ran around and played with their older cousin Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, before being treated to an ice-cream. The two girls also went on the merry-go-round and the ferris wheel with their parents, Peter and Autumn. View … Continue reading

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Harry Bids Adieu To New Zealand

  May 16, 2015 at 2:26 pm by

Prince Harry has said farewell to New Zealand, completing his week-long tour of the country in Auckland today. It was all about sport for the Prince, as he visited The Cloud where he played a game of 5-aside football with members of the Western Springs Football Club. The event was held in the lead-up to the FIFA under-20s World Cup beginning at the end of the month and hosted by New … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joined by Granddaughter Louise at RWHS

  May 15, 2015 at 8:56 pm by

Lady Louise Mountbatten-Winsdor attended the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show alongside her mother, the Countess of Wessex, and grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, today. View image | gettyimages.com The youngster was dressed casually as she watched the horse events from the sidelines, in a tweed blazer and navy jeans. Queen Elizabeth – who appeared in high spirits all day – later spent time with the King of Bahrain, Hamad … Continue reading

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King of Sweden Opens New Exhibition at Solliden Palace

  May 15, 2015 at 3:39 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf today opened the new summer exhibition at Solliden Palace on the island of Öland. The exhibition is entitled “…Signed Bernadotte. Design and Watercolours by Sigvard and Michael Bernadotte” and showcases the design talent of the King’s late uncle, Count Sigvard Bernadotte af Wisborg, who died in 2002. Count Sigvard’s son Michael, who is an architect, also has a few watercolour paintings in the exhibition. Both Queen Silvia and Count … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits Auckland

  May 15, 2015 at 10:28 am by

On the second last day of his trip to New Zealand, Prince Harry was in Auckland where he spent the day meeting with injured rugby players, school children, members of the country’s emergency services and political leaders. First it was a stop at the Southern Cross Campus school, where the Prince was treated to a number of cultural performances (including ones from Tonga and the Cook Islands) before presenting certificates to students … Continue reading

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The Duke of Bragança Turns Seventy

  May 15, 2015 at 2:00 am by

Dom Duarte Pio, the Duke of Bragança today celebrates his seventieth birthday. The Duke is the head of the defunct Portuguese Royal Family. He was born in 1945 in Bern, Switzerland as the eldest son of Duarte Nuno, Duke of Bragança and his wife, Princess Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza. Born while his family were living in exile, Duarte Pio first set foot in Portugal in 1951, the year after the laws of exile were … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma Opens ‘Berber Women of Morocco’ Exhibition

  May 14, 2015 at 8:55 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma officially chaired the opening of the ‘Berber Women of Morocco’ exhibition at the National Library in Rabat today. She was greeted by the Moroccan Culture Minister, Mohamed Amine Sbihi, and the Director of the National Library, Driss Khrouz, when she arrived before the Princess was given a tour of the exhibition, which provides a history of the Berber women and showcases ornaments and weavings they created over the years … Continue reading

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Kings Felipe and Abdullah Attend Charlemagne Prize Ceremony

  May 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm by

Spanish King Felipe VI and Jordanian King Abdullah II were both present today in Aachen, Germany for the annual awarding of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen. The two Kings attended the ceremony at the Aachen City Hall where the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schultz, was awarded the prize which is presented to individuals who have worked hard “in the service of European unification.” View image | gettyimages.com In his acceptance … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits Whanganui During New Zealand Visit

  May 14, 2015 at 6:54 am by

On his sixth day in New Zealand, Prince Harry was a guest of honour in Whanganui, the ancestral home of many Maori tribes located on the country’s north island. His day began with a traditional powhiri welcoming ceremony at the Putiki Marae, the traditional meeting house in the town. The Prince, wearing a korowai cloak, was accompanied by Governor-General Jerry Mateparae and the Mayor of Whanganui, Annette Main. View image | gettyimages.com Prince Harry … Continue reading

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Royal Windsor Horse Show Kicks Off For 2015

  May 13, 2015 at 10:12 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Duchess of Cornwall as she attended the opening day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show today. The two women chatted happily as they stood watching some of the competitions, including the Novice Heavyweight Hunter contest which saw the Queen’s horse Tower Bridge come third. Another of the Queen’s horses, Barker’s Shop, placed second in a different event. View image | gettyimages.com During the day, … Continue reading

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The Prince of Wales’ “Black Spider” Memos Released

  May 13, 2015 at 7:11 pm by

Letters written a decade ago by the Prince of Wales to government ministers that British newspaper The Guardian fought to have made public were today released. But their contents were not as controversial as had been hoped by some sectors. Written between September 2004 and April 2005, the letters show Prince Charles offering his thoughts on the farming industry (specifically beef farming and dairy quotas) and the rising power of supermarkets, herbal medicines, and the plight … Continue reading

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