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Charles and Camilla Begin Tour of Singapore

  October 30, 2017 at 3:15 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall kicked off their autumn tour on Monday, as Prince Charles arrived in Singapore. He was greeted by his wife, who – as she does usually when touring hotter climates – arrived in the region several days earlier, at their hotel before they met with athletes and para-athletes who will be competing for Singapore in next year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Charles and … Continue reading

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‘World Without AIDS Award’ Awarded To Princess Mabel

  October 30, 2017 at 7:35 am by

The German AIDS Foundation has awarded this year’s ‘World Without AIDS Award’ to Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau for her “tireless efforts” in “setting a strong example in the global fight against HIV and AIDS”. Princess Mabel has long been involved in charity work that involves the fight against AIDS, including her work with The Elders and Girls Not Brides. She will receive her award on November 4th, during the 24th Festival Opera Gala … Continue reading

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Prince Pieter-Christiaan Completes The Frankfurt Marathon

  October 29, 2017 at 8:07 pm by

Dutch Prince Pieter-Christiaan on Sunday participated in the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, completing the 42km course in a time of 3hrs, 17 minutes and 49 seconds. The 45-year-old Prince came 298th in his age group with that time, and 2,163rd overall. Pieter-Christiaan ran the marathon with the ASICS Team. He shared several photos of his day on his Twitter page, including photos with the athletes who won the male (Shura Kitata Tola from Ethiopia) … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary in Japan: Day Two

  October 9, 2017 at 5:49 pm by

For the second day of their working visit to Japan, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark took a Shinkansen train to Kanazawa, in the centre of Japan, for a day of engagements in the city. Following a breakfast hosted by the Deputy Mayor of Kanazawa City, the Crown Princely Couple were given a tour of Kenrokuen Garden, a landscaped garden named one of the best in Japan and is home … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Launches Mental Health Partnership Between Royal Foundation and Ministry of Defence

  October 9, 2017 at 4:10 pm by

At the Ministry of Defence’s London headquarters on Monday, Prince Harry joined the Defence Secretary to launch a new partnership between The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and the Ministry of Defence, focusing on the mental health of Britain’s military personnel. This new partnership will see The Royal Foundation provide the MoD with resources and advice to “improve training, education and information sharing for the … Continue reading

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King of Norway Opens 162nd Session of Stortinget

  October 9, 2017 at 3:51 pm by

The King of Norway has opened the 162nd session of the Stortinget, the Norwegian parliament, on Monday October 9th. In his one and only visit to the Stortinget for the year, King Harald delivered the government’s aims for the coming year from the throne before declaring the session open. He spoke of the government’s aim to “develop a society that is sustainable in economic, social and environmental terms”, while also discussing … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Visits Autism Centre in Vordingborg

  October 9, 2017 at 11:19 am by

As patron of the National Association for Autism, Princess Marie of Denmark paid a visit to Vordingborg’s Autism Centre Storstrøm on Monday. The Princess was given a tour of the centre, which provides a space for people of all ages who are on the autism spectrum to learn and socialise, and was shown how they use digital tools to benefit those who come to use the centre. Following her too, Princess Marie – … Continue reading

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Security Incidents At Palaces in London, Jeddah

  October 8, 2017 at 1:43 am by

There were security incidents at two seperate royal palaces on Saturday: in London, a woman was arrested while trying to scale the front gates of Buckingham Palace; while in Jeddah, a man was shot dead after opening fire at royal guards outside the Al-Salam Palace. In London, Metropolitan Police were quick to arrest the woman late Saturday afternoon, detaining her on “suspicion of trespass”, in front of a moderate crowd of … Continue reading

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A Family of Surfers: Norwegian Crown Princely Family Attend Eurosurf 2017 Opening

  October 7, 2017 at 2:39 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon was joined by his family on Saturday for the opening day of competition of the Eurosurf 2017 tournament, which is taking placed in Borestranda, outside Stavanger, in the south of Norway. The Prince is on the organising committee for this year’s event. He toured the competition site, met with Norwegian athletes taking part; before Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus arrived in the afternoon … Continue reading

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Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Marks Fifty Years On The Throne

  October 6, 2017 at 8:10 pm by

Brunei’s Sultan celebrated his Golden Jubilee this week with lavish ceremonies in the country’s capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. On Thursday, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah was joined on the royal chariot by his wife, Queen Saleha, for a procession through the streets that included members of Brunei’s military and musical performers. Tens of thousands lined the streets of the capital to catch a glimpse of the 71-year-old monarch, who took the throne on … Continue reading

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“You are Invictus” Prince Harry Tells Competitors During Invictus Games Closing Ceremony

  September 30, 2017 at 7:20 pm by

Prince Harry has congratulated the competitors of this year’s Invictus Games during the event’s closing ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Saturday evening. “Right now you’re on a high. At the summit of a mountain many of you thought was too high to climb. You have done it. This is the moment, right here, right now, shoulder to shoulder, you are Invictus,” he told the 500-plus athletes from … Continue reading

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New Portraits Released of Dutch Queen, Princesses

  September 30, 2017 at 3:04 pm by

The Dutch Royal Court released new portraits of Queen Máxima and her three daughters on Saturday, taken by photographer Erwin Olaf. The portraits – which show each of the four in close head-shots – are also part of an exhibition series Powervrouwen (Power Women) at the Jan Cunen Museum in Oss that opened today. Other portraits Mr Olaf has taken of Queen Máxima are also on display. Queen Máxima, the Princess … Continue reading

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Albert and Charlène Attend Environmental Gala At Casino de Monte-Carlo

  September 28, 2017 at 8:27 pm by

Thursday evening saw a glittering gala take place in the Salle Garnier at the Casino de Monte-Carlo, honouring actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s commitment to the preservation of the environment, with Prince Albert and Princess Charlène of Monaco in attendance. Prince Albert and Princess Charlène, in a lovely strapless evening gown with intricate gold, white and silver beading on the bodice, posed for photographs upon their arrival at the Monte-Carlo Gala for The Global Ocean, … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Princely Family Open New LEGO House

  September 28, 2017 at 5:42 pm by

On Thursday in Billund, the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark brought along their four children for the official opening of LEGO House, a new 12,000 square metre facility created by children’s toy giant LEGO as a space to foster their ‘learning through play’ philosophy. Crown Princess Mary was joined on stage by Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine during the official ceremony, with the six-year-old twins placing the final LEGO … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Attends World of Health Care 2017 Congress

  September 28, 2017 at 1:09 pm by

Dutch Queen Máxima was present at the World of Health Care 2017 congress held at The Hague’s Fokker Terminal on Thursday. The Queen – who wore a black and white floral dress with an A-line skirt from Natan that she first wore in 2013, with one of her signature turban headpieces – sat in on the “Let’s Go Global Health” panel, where Dutch healthcare professionals discussed the country’s “ambitions” for global … Continue reading

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Poll: 58% of Belgians Want Country To Remain A Monarchy

  September 24, 2017 at 2:03 am by

A new poll conducted for Belgian royalty program Place Royale has shown that 58.2% of respondents want Belgium to remain a monarchy in the future. 1,000 people were surveyed by IVOX, a research agency, earlier this month to ascertain support for the monarchy across a cross-section of the populace. They were asked what they wanted Belgium to be in the future – a monarchy or a republic – and also if the monarchy … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Kicks Off Third Invictus Games in Toronto

  September 23, 2017 at 8:40 pm by

The third edition of the Invictus Games, a sporting event for wounded military personnel and veterans spearheaded by Prince Harry, was officially opened on Saturday evening at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. After cheering on the 550 athletes from the 17 countries competing in the Games as they entered the stadium, Prince Harry took to the stage to welcome the competitors, spectators and open the event. “In a world where so many have … Continue reading

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That Looks Familiar! Crown Prince Frederik Inspects LEGO Replica of Palace During First Day of Chinese Visit

  September 23, 2017 at 2:26 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik began a four-day working visit to the People’s Republic of China on Saturday, where he was treated to a sight he is incredibly familiar with: the Amalienborg palace complex, albeit made out of LEGO. The LEGO model is part of the A Royal Modern Household exhibition that is being held at the Danish Culture Centre in Beijing. The exhibition tells the story of the recent restoration of … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Speaks at World Cancer Research Day Event

  September 22, 2017 at 5:09 pm by

As Honorary President of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), Queen Letizia on Friday attended the organisation’s event held to mark World Cancer Research Day at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid.  The Queen delivered a speech ahead of presenting the AECC Cancer Research Grants 2017 to Dr Juan Carlos Izpisúa and Dr Josep Taberno for their work into cancer research.  She praised the “unity, collaboration and integration” of oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurses, and … Continue reading

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George Cambridge, Present! Prince George Begins School

  September 7, 2017 at 10:49 am by

Four-year-old Prince George of Cambridge had an important milestone this week, as he began primary school at Thomas’s Battersea School in South London. The young Prince – neatly dressed in the navy blue and red uniform of the school – was accompanied by his father, the Duke of Cambridge, as he arrived just before 9am for his first day on Thursday. Due to her severe morning sickness, the Duchess of … Continue reading

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