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Battle of the Somme Centenary Marked in France and Britain By The British Royals

  June 30, 2016 at 8:07 pm by

The largest Western Front battle of World War One, the Battle of the Somme, started tomorrow on the battlefields of France 100 years ago, and members of the British Royal Family  this evening attended vigils to mark the anniversary. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Sir Timothy Laurence represented Queen Elizabeth at the official vigil at the Thiepval Memorial in France, which is the memorial to the over 70,000 … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Opens Exhibition in Slovakia

  June 30, 2016 at 4:46 pm by

Dutch Princess Beatrix was in Slovakia today, where she opened the exhibition ‘European Stars: Miró & Cobra’ at the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Bratislava. Wearing a lovely purple patterned outfit along with matching customary cheese wheel-esque hat (after an outfit change! How Bea), the Princess viewed the exhibition along with the Slovakian Minister for Culture. ‘European Stars’ showcases the works of Spain’s Joan Miró as well as those of the group CoBrA (Copenhagen-Brussels-Amsterdam) and … Continue reading

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Oh, Hello! Duchess of Cornwall Joined At Wimbledon By Denmark’s Crown Prince

  June 30, 2016 at 12:20 pm by

Both regular attendees of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, the Duchess of Cornwall and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark warmly greeted each other as they arrived to the Royal Box on centre court today. Crown Prince Frederik is currently at Wimbledon. pic.twitter.com/K0xqNNMDUB — Scandinavian Royals. (@crownprincely) June 30, 2016 They, along with the Duke of Kent (who is President of the All England Club where the Championships take place), watched the … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia and Michelle Obama Promote ‘Let Girls Learn’ Program

  June 30, 2016 at 6:43 am by

After Liberia and Morocco, US First Lady Michelle Obama moved on to Spain today, where she and Queen Letizia attended a presentation on the ‘Let Girls Learn’ initiative Mrs Obama has put together to help girls worldwide receive the education they deserve. The two women both spoke at the presentation, with Queen Letizia saying that it is “clear that the education of girls transforms, protects, is productive and is inextricably … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Enjoy A Day At The Royal Norfolk Show

  June 29, 2016 at 3:24 pm by

It was a day of country fun for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall today as they attended the 154th Royal Norfolk Show. The couple visited several of the ‘villages’ that make up the Show, which is the largest two-day county show in the UK, seeing exhibits and meeting people ranging from schoolchildren, a survival tent, horses, a flower show, the military and a rare  Swiss Valais Blacknose … Continue reading

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Party at the Palace! Prince Harry Hosts Concert for Sentebale

  June 28, 2016 at 9:23 pm by

Despite the ‘typical British’ weather, over 3,000 people gathered in the Kensington Palace Gardens tonight for the Sentebale Concert hosted by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to benefit the charity they founded in 2006 and help raise awareness for young people living with HIV in the south of Africa. Both Princes took to the stage on several occasions throughout the concert, which included musical performances by Joss Stone, Laura … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends ‘Zero Hunger: It Is Possible’ Conference at Complutense University

  June 28, 2016 at 6:12 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia was present at a conference focusing on the causes of world hunger at the University of Complutense’s campus in San Lorenzo de El Escorial today. The conference was part of the University’s summer course ‘Zero Hunger: It Is Possible’ which is being run in conjunction with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation. The Queen is a Special Ambassador for Nutrition for the FAO. Letizia wore a ombre-esque blazer … Continue reading

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Elizabeth and Philip Continue Visit to Northern Ireland

  June 28, 2016 at 5:46 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have continued their visit to Northern Ireland, visiting Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills and Bellarena. They began the day at the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant’s Causeway, in County Antrim. After stopping at the Causeway Visitor Centre to see some exhibits and meet with staff, the Queen and the Duke then headed over to the actual site, which was formed by an ancient volcanic eruption. It … Continue reading

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Welcome to Morocco! Lalla Salma Greets Michelle Obama at Airport

  June 27, 2016 at 8:16 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma was on hand this evening to welcome US First Lady Michelle Obama to Morocco during her visit to several countries promoting education for girls. Wearing a lovely orange shirt dress, the wife of King Mohammed VI smiled broadly as she waited for Mrs Obama at Menara Airport in Marrakech. Mrs Obama is being accompanied on the trip – which first stopped in Liberia and will continue in Spain … Continue reading

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“I’m Still Alive” Quips Queen Elizabeth During Northern Ireland Visit

  June 27, 2016 at 5:14 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have begun a two-day visit to Northern Ireland, and the Queen was straight to the point in her response to Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness’ inquiry on how she was. “Well, I’m still alive…quite busy,” she said as she shook the Deputy’s hand during their meeting at Hillsborough Castle. It has been quite a busy few months for the 90-year-old monarch, whose milestone birthday … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Surprises Choir From Lesotho During Rehearsal For Sentebale Concert

  June 27, 2016 at 2:39 pm by

The Basotho Youth Choir from Lesotho were in for a surprise during their rehearsal at The Brit School with Joss Stone today, as Prince Harry dropped in unannounced to see how they were progressing. Slipping in quietly as the choir, which is supported by Sentebale, Prince Harry’s charity that helps disadvantaged children in Lesotho, rehearsed, the Prince went unnoticed for a brief moment, before Joss greeted him with a hug. Harry then … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Goes Aboard the USS Harry Truman

  June 27, 2016 at 11:16 am by

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik has paid a visit to the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier that is currently stationed in the Mediterranean. He, along with the delegation led by the US’s Ambassador to Denmark, Rufus Gifford, was given a tour of the carrier to learn about their operations and their current mission (which recently included carrying out airstrikes on ISIS targets) and got to meet several of the 6,000 crew … Continue reading

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Go You Red Devils! Philippe and Mathilde Cheer on Belgian Football Team

  June 26, 2016 at 6:27 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians were in the crowd on Sunday at the Stadium de Toulouse in Toulouse to watch the Belgian team take on Hungary in the round of 16 in the UEFA European Championship. The pair, wearing the Belgian colours, were rewarded for their enthusiastic cheers, as the Red Devils annihilated Hungary 4-0. Belgium will now face Wales in the quarter finals on Friday. #TousALille 4th finals #EURO2016 Congrats, proud … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Meets With David Cameron After UK Votes To Leave European Union

  June 24, 2016 at 7:52 pm by

Following the ‘Leave’ result of the UK’s European Union referendum, Queen Elizabeth II had a private audience with Prime Minister David Cameron today, after he announced his resignation. Her 13th Prime Minister will be installed by October. The Queen’s thoughts on the ‘Brexit’ are highly unlikely to be made public, as her role is to remain politically neutral. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson had earlier confirmed that no statement would be … Continue reading

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Audiences at Zarzuela with Felipe and Letizia

  June 24, 2016 at 5:41 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today held an audience at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid for the Committee of the Spanish Foundation of the United World Colleges, of which they are Royal Patrons. Among those present was the Committee’s president, Alberto Aza Arias, as well as representatives from Spanish organisations providing scholarships to students for 2016. United Wold Colleges works in over 125 countries worldwide to promote “peace through multicultural education”. … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Christening of Denmark’s Prince Frederik

  June 24, 2016 at 9:00 am by

On this day in 1968, Prince Frederik of Denmark, the month-old son of Princess Margrethe and Prince Henrik and the country’s future King, was christened at the Holmens Kirke in Copenhagen. His godparents were Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg, Prince Georg of Denmark, Count Etienne de Laborde de Monpezat, Baron Maximillian de Watteville-Berckheim and Birgitta Juel Hillingsø.  

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National Day Celebrated in Luxembourg

  June 23, 2016 at 8:09 pm by

Following yesterday’s evening events to kick-off National Day, the main events were held today in Luxembourg to mark the occasion. First up was a ceremony at the Salle de concerts Grande-Duchesse Josephine-Charlotte in which awards and honours were presented to citizens of merit. Afterwards was the military parade at Avenue de la Liberté attended by the Grand Ducal and Hereditary Grand Ducal couples. The Te Deum at the Cathédral Notre-Dame followed, as per tradition. Luxembourg Grand … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals Mark Silver Jubilee in Trondheim

  June 23, 2016 at 6:18 pm by

The Norwegian Royal Family has celebrated the 25th anniversary of King Harald’s consecration in Trondheim, the city where the ceremony took place back in 1991. A commemorative church service was held this morning at the Nidaros Cathedral, the traditional site for consecrations of Norwegian Kings. King Harald and Queen Sonja were joined by their two children, Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Martha Louise, with their families, as well as the King’s … Continue reading

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“The Example I Aspire To”: Prince Harry Praises His Grandmother At Young Leader’s Reception

  June 23, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

Prince Harry has called his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, “the example I aspire to and the standard by which I will judge my contribution” during a speech at the Queen’s Young Leaders award ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Prince Harry – @QueensLeaders award recognises what you have achieved, not for yourselves, but for your communities pic.twitter.com/xJYb59bxAK — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 23, 2016 “I – like millions of others across the world … Continue reading

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King Felipe Marks 50 Years of Helicopter Units in Spanish Military

  June 23, 2016 at 2:11 pm by

The King of Spain has helped mark the 50th anniversary of helicopter units in the country’s armed forces in a ceremony at the Coronel Maté Base in Madrid. Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra (Airmobile Armed Forces – FAMET) was established on July 10, 1965 and has evolved since. After inspecting a guard of honour, King Felipe presented the Coronel Maté award to the Brotherhood of FAMET Veterans. He also viewed an … Continue reading

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