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Flashback Friday: Grace Kelly In New York To Honour Alfred Hitchcock

  April 29, 2016 at 9:00 am by

April 29, 1974: Princess Grace of Monaco attends the Film Society of Lincoln Centre’s Gala Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock in New York City. Grace worked with the award-winning director on three films during her seven-year acting career: Dial M for Murder, Rear Window and To Catch A Thief.

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William and Kate’s Fifth Wedding Anniversary

  April 29, 2016 at 9:00 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary (doesn’t time simply fly?!). They were married on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey. To mark their half-decade as a married couple, here are five of the most memorable photographs from their wedding: Catherine Middleton arrives at Westminster Abbey, giving the first full look at her Alexander McQueen wedding gown, as her sister Pippa prepares her train A … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Makes Postponed Visit to Burkina Faso

  April 29, 2016 at 7:49 am by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has spent two days in the West African country of Burkina Faso this week, learning about what is being done to promote women’s sexual and reproductive health. She was meant to make the back in January, but it was postponed due to the terrorist attack which occurred in the country’s capital right before the visit. On Wednesday, the Crown Princess began with a visit to a local … Continue reading

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The Dog-Lover Duchess Visits Small Animals Hospital

  April 28, 2016 at 5:12 pm by

She is well-known as a keen dog-lover so it made perfect sense the Duchess of Cornwall was all beaming smiles as she attended the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Queen Mother Hospital for Small Animals in Hatfield today. Camilla – wearing a favourite purple and green tartan skirt and jacket – was given a tour of the Hospital to see how funds provided by the Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust, … Continue reading

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Whoops! Countess of Wessex Accidentally Sends Ball Flying Towards Photographers At Hockey Event

  April 28, 2016 at 4:29 pm by

The Countess of Wessex lined up to take aim at the goal net during a visit to the English men’s hockey team today at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, but unfortunately for her, her shot didn’t follow quite the course and instead went flying off to the side narrowly missing the pack of press photographers covering the event. As she watched where the ball ended up, Sophie’s hand flew to her … Continue reading

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Papa-Daughter Date: Felipe and Leonor Enjoy Evening at UEFA Semi-Final

  April 28, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Last night, the UEFA Champions League semi-final match between Atletico de Madrid and Bayern Munich had two royal spectators in King Felipe VI and his eldest daughter, Princess Leonor. The two royals were seen in the VIP section of the Vicente Calderon Stadium as the Spanish team defeated its German rival 1-0 to gain the advantage in the path to the final at the end of May (the King leapt … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Visits Danish and Australian Troops in Iraq

  April 28, 2016 at 8:38 am by

The Danish Royal Court has confirmed that Crown Prince Frederik paid a visit to the Danish troops stationed at the Al Asad Air Base in Iraq yesterday, April 27. Frederik had breakfast with the troops at Camp Havoc before he was briefed about their current mission, which is to train Iraqi soldiers to assist in the fight against ISIS, and developments which have been made. He later went out to the … Continue reading

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Happy Koningsdag! The Orange-Nassaus Celebrate in Zwolle

  April 27, 2016 at 5:38 pm by

We’ve come to the end of April, and in the Netherlands that means one thing: Koningsday! This year the event was held in Zwolle. Despite the early signs of rain and unpleasant weather, the clouds managed to hold themselves together as the Dutch Royal Family descended on the city for a day of games, entertainment and socialising. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima again brought their three daughters – Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and … Continue reading

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Having a GrandFest of a Time As Camilla is Introduced to a Unique Type of Wool

  April 27, 2016 at 2:11 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall was slightly taken aback today as she attended the opening of GrandFest 2016 held at the Geffrey Museum, learning from one exhibitor precisely what her knitting was made of. Elizabeth Lee told the Duchess how she thought it was a “shame to waste” the hair she brushes from her pet Samoyeds so she decided one day to spin it into wool for her knitting. “It must be very therapeutic. I … Continue reading

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Japan’s Imperial Family Host Spring Garden Party

  April 27, 2016 at 9:52 am by

Members of the Japanese Imperial Family today hosted their annual spring garden party at the Akasaka Palace attended by hundreds of guests from Japanese society. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko led all the adult members of the family as they mingled with guests throughout the afternoon. In traditional form, the Imperial ladies all donned suits in neutral and pastel shades of cream, greens and blues. Only Princess Tsuguko went a different way, … Continue reading

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A Son For The Duke and Duchess of Parma

  April 26, 2016 at 8:01 am by

The Duchess of Parma gave birth to her third child, a son, on Sunday April 24 in The Hague. Prince Carlos Enrique Leonard, who is the new heir to the Headship of the House of Bourbon-Parma, was born at 8:58am local time and weighed 3,020grams. The Duke and Duchess, Carlos and Annemarie, have two daughters, Luisa and Cecilia. The Dukes of Parma with their two daughters

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King Carl Gustaf’s 70th Birthday Celebrations Kick Off With Baltic Sea Seminar

  April 25, 2016 at 7:39 pm by

The King of Sweden turns 70 next weekend and in true Scandinavian style, a number of events have been planned over the course of this week to celebrate. This evening the first event of the celebrations took place at the Royal Dramatic Theatre: a seminar entitled ‘An Evening about the Baltic Sea – Hopefulness and Threats’ arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Society of Naval … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget: Prince Harry Marks Anzac Day in London

  April 25, 2016 at 8:57 am by

Prince Harry, who last year attended the centenary services in Gallipoli with his father, today was present at three events to mark Anzac Day, which commemorates fallen Australian and New Zealander soldiers. He first attended a traditional dawn service at the Royal Artillery Memorial on Hyde Park Corner where he laid a wreath of red poppies. The High Commissioners of Australia and New Zealand were also present. Afterwards he moved on to … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Helps Former Olympian After Tumble At London Marathon Presentation

  April 24, 2016 at 11:09 pm by

Prince Harry showed his gallant side earlier today as he rushed to the aid of 86-year-old former Olympian Sylvia Disley after she took a tumble. Mrs Disley fell on the podium at the London Marathon medal presentation as she and Harry were about to present the Disley Lifetime Achievement Award. Harry was quickly by her side, helping her back to her feet and held her arm as they left the podium … Continue reading

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Prince Constantijn Presents World Press Photo 2015

  April 24, 2016 at 10:51 pm by

Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien have attended the prize ceremony of the World Press Photo for 2015 this evening. Prince Constantijn & Princess Laurentien at World Press Photo in Amsterdam #WPPh16 #Laurentien pic.twitter.com/3i8y8IpbJl — Albert Nieboer (@Royaleurope) April 24, 2016 The Prince, who is patron of the Foundation, presented the prize to Australian photographer Warren Richardson, who was awarded the prize for his photograph of Syrian refugees crossing the border … Continue reading

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On This Day: Wallis, Duchess of Windsor Passes Away

  April 24, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Thirty years ago today, the Duchess of Windsor passed away aged 89 at her home in France after years of bad health. She was buried on April 29 at the Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore at Windsor Castle next to her late husband, the former Edward VIII, after a funeral service at St George’s Chapel that was attended by members of the royal family. Wallis, Duchess of Windsor in 1975 Wallis, born in … Continue reading

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William, Kate and Harry Want To Change Mental Health Conversation

  April 24, 2016 at 7:28 am by

Kensington Palace today announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have signed on to a new campaign, Heads Together, to end the stigma around mental health. The campaign will be working with seven mental health charities to help “change the national conversation” on mental health. Heads Together is also going to be the 2017 London Marathon Charity of the Year (the reason the announcement took place … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Present Cervantes Prize to Mexican Writer

  April 23, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia today delivered the 2015 Miguel de Cervantes Prize to Mexican writer Fernando del Paso in a ceremony at the University of Alcalá. The King present Mr del Paso with his medal, following a speech in which he said that del Paso had honoured the Spanish language by “making it shine in your books with the skill of a goldsmith who makes the best of … Continue reading

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‘To Be, Or Not To Be’: Prince Charles Takes The Stage On Shakespeare Anniversary

  April 23, 2016 at 6:37 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall this evening attended a special live performance of playwright William Shakespeare’s works at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, on the 400th anniversary of his death. And during the course of the performance, Prince Charles – who is President of the Royal Shakespeare Company – even got on stage himself as part of a sketch performance of the ‘To Be Or Not … Continue reading

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Prince Alexander’s Portrait Debut

  April 23, 2016 at 4:22 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has released the first individual photograph of newborn Prince Alexander, taken yesterday at Drottningholm Palace by his father Prince Carl Philip. The days-old infant is shown asleep in a white bassinet, with his hands up around his cheeks. First photo of Sweden's Prince Alexander has been released, taken by Prince Carl Philip #prinsalexander #royalbaby pic.twitter.com/jo0ZlBXeF1 — The Royal Forums (@theroyalforums) April 23, 2016  

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