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Prince Philip Opens New Water Reservoir, 50 Years After Opening the First

  May 25, 2016 at 8:43 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh dropped by Cambridgeshire today to open a new £28 million water storage reservoir at Grafham Water. Back in 1965, Prince Philip opened the original reservoir. At today’s event, he met with a number of individuals who were there for that opening and who have worked at the facility in the years since. He also raised a new flag to represented Grafham Water that was designed by … Continue reading

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Mary’s ‘Free From Bullying’ Program Hits Nurseries and Daycare Centres

  May 25, 2016 at 9:56 am by

Back in 2007, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark launched the ‘Free From Bullying’ program through her foundation in conjunction with Save the Children in an effort to reduce the amount of bullying amongst children. Up until now, it has been focused on kindergartens and primary schools, but yesterday it was officially launched in nursery schools and daycare centres. The Princess launched the program at the centre Stien og Sommerfuglen in Vallensbæk, where she … Continue reading

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Princess Anne Unveils Restored Bell From Sunken Battlecruiser HMS Hood

  May 25, 2016 at 9:20 am by

The Princess Royal paid a visit to Portsmouth yesterday to official unveil the restored bell from the battlecruiser HMS Hood that was sunk by the Germans during the Second World War. At midday, Princess Anne, the patron of the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard that will house the bell, struck the bell in front of  descendants of the 1,415 crew members who perished during its sinking on May 24, … Continue reading

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King Bhumibol Treated for ‘Water on Brain’

  May 21, 2016 at 7:12 am by

The Thai Royal Court announced last night that King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who has spent most of the several years in hospital, has been treated for hydrocephalus, a condition caused by excess cerebrospinal fluid that results in the enlargement of the brain cavities. “It was detected that his facial muscles had irregular movements and the doctor conducted a computer x-ray and found there was an irregular surplus of fluid in the backbone … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Diana Channels Jackie Kennedy

  May 20, 2016 at 10:00 am by

May 20, 1995: Princess Diana presents new colours to her regiment, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, during a visit to the Howe Barracks in Kent. The Princess – who was the regiment’s Colonel-in-Chief from September 1992 to 1996 – wore a baby pink skirt suit from Versace with a matching Philip Sommerville pillbox hat with a double bow at the back. The look was reminiscent of the outfit US First … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Opens ‘Tech Deck’ at Land Rover BAR Headquarters

  May 20, 2016 at 8:44 am by

A Royal Patron of the 1851 Trust, the Duchess of Cambridge has paid a visit to the Land Rover BAR America’s Cup headquarters in Portsmouth, where she opened the new visitor’s centre and ‘Tech Deck’. Kate was accompanied by Sir Ben Ainslie for the openings, which are designed to help the 1851 Trust’s aim of ” inspiring a new generation through sailing and the marine industry.” The ‘Tech Deck’ Education … Continue reading

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Máxima is Elegant in Navy as She Baptises New Cruise Ship

  May 20, 2016 at 8:09 am by

The Queen of the Netherlands wore a simple, yet stunning navy outfit today as she baptised the new cruise ship of the Holland America Line, ms Koningsdam. Máxima was given the honour of baptising the ship – which can hold over 2,000 passengers with a crew of 1,000 – at the Wilhelmina port in Rotterdam. She poured a glass of champagne over the ship’s bell as a blessing during the dedication … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Salma Visits National Institute of Oncology

  May 20, 2016 at 7:42 am by

Morocco’s Lalla Salma yesterday was present at the National Institute of Oncology in Rabat for the signing of an agreement between the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment and the Roche Maroc laboratories. The agreement has been renewed to give cancer patients from lower socio-economic groups access to innovative medical treatments. It was first made in 2009 and has thus far helped 1,500 patients per annum since. Afterwards, Lalla Salma spent … Continue reading

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Prince Pavlos Celebrates 49th Birthday with Cake for Breakfast

  May 20, 2016 at 7:16 am by

Crown Prince Pavlos today turns 49, and began his day with a birthday cake amongst his breakfast dishes! His wife, Marie Chantal, posted a photograph of the birthday boy with a candle-lit cake earlier this morning on her Instagram account. Happy birthday Pavlos! 💋❤️⭐️💋❤️👏🏻🎂🎂 @pavlosgr1 A photo posted by Marie-Chantal Of Greece (@mariechantal22) on May 20, 2016 at 12:21am PDT She also posted a photo of one of the birthday … Continue reading

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Patron Sophie Wessex Opens New School for Children with Autism

  May 20, 2016 at 6:01 am by

The Countess of Wessex yesterday paid a visit to Oxfordshire, where she officially opened LVS Oxford, a specialist school for children on the autism spectrum. Fantastic official opening with The Countess of Wessex today. Our learners did us proud. https://t.co/BGbRGpYXAf pic.twitter.com/Yni5MGVxBY — LVS Oxford (@LVSOxford) May 19, 2016 Sophie – who is patron of the National Autistic Society – was given a tour of the school by its head boy and … Continue reading

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Trespasser Arrested On Grounds of Buckingham Palace

  May 19, 2016 at 9:56 am by

A 41-year-old man was arrested last night after he scaled a perimeter wall of Buckingham Palace and was found roaming the grounds. An alarm was triggered at 8:37pm, local time, and the man arrested seven minutes later, according to a spokesperson from Scotland Yard. “I am content that our security measures worked effectively on this occasion and at no time was any individual at risk,” Commander Adrian Usher, the head … Continue reading

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Countess Alexandra Drops UNICEF Patronage

  May 19, 2016 at 7:58 am by

It has been confirmed today that Countess Alexandra has relinquished her patronage of UNICEF Denmark, which she has held for the past fifteen years. The organisation published a statement on their website thanking the Countess for her “dedicated efforts” in advocating for the world’s children through her work with UNICEF Denmark. Alfred Josefsen, the chairman of UNICEF Denmark, spoke with Ekstra Bladet, saying that the decision had been some time coming, that … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Speaks at Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen

  May 19, 2016 at 7:32 am by

On the third day of the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Queen Máxima was a new royal addition to the speaker list, as she joined a panel discussing the economic benefits that come from investing in women and how technology can help. "Want to End Poverty? Invest in Women's Economic Empowerment" Queen Maxima at #WD2016 pic.twitter.com/Q5YljvocJq — Cordaid (@Cordaid) May 18, 2016 Crown Princess Mary and Princess Mabel were in … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Opens State Parliament

  May 18, 2016 at 9:52 am by

Britain’s State Opening of Parliament took place at the Palaces of Westminster by Queen Elizabeth II today, in the traditional glittering ceremony that sees the Queen arrive by horse-drawn coach and don the Robe of State and the Imperial State Crown as she delivers the Queen’s Speech. The 90-year-old monarch used the lift up to the Sovereign’s Entrance for the first time, for each of the 63 previous years she has opened … Continue reading

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Prince William Opens New Breast Cancer Centre at Royal Marsden

  May 17, 2016 at 11:14 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge has officially opened the new Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea. During his visit to the new centre, which was funded by fashion designer Ralph Lauren and other Royal Marsden contributors, Prince William was given a tour of the new centre’s laboratories before spending time meeting with cancer patients and doctors in the medical day unit. He was … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of Edward VII’s First Granddaughter, Alexandra Duff

  May 17, 2016 at 10:00 am by

125 years ago today, Britain’s future King Edward VII and his wife Alexandra became grandparents when their eldest daughter gave birth to her own daughter. Lady Alexandra Duff was born at East Sheen Lodge, the primary residence of her parents, Princess Louise and Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife. At the time of her birth, Alexandra was fifth in line to the throne after her grandfather, the Prince of Wales, her … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Launches Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen

  May 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm by

The 2016 Women Deliver conference focusing on the “health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women” was opened this afternoon in Copenhagen by Crown Princess Mary, who is patron of the conference. During her speech, Mary spoke of what still needs to be done for women’s equality around the globe, and how it is important for men to be involved in the process. “This agenda is not a woman’s agenda but … Continue reading

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Princess Leonore, or Leonore the Explorer?

  May 16, 2016 at 10:34 am by

Swedish Princess Madeleine has shared a new photograph of her two-year-old daughter Leonore today on her Facebook page. The photo shows the young Princess about to climb a small tree, dressed in a pair of denim jeans, a pink jacket and ballet flats, with a large pink bow holding her hair back. Captioned ‘Our little adventurer who never sits still!’, it appears that Leonore enjoys exploring her surroundings and is comfortable … Continue reading

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Harry, William and Kate Launch Their Mental Health Campaign

  May 16, 2016 at 10:14 am by

The royal trio of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry today launched their mental health campaign, Heads Together, at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Seven charities are partnering with The Royal Foundation for the campaign to end the stigma of mental health and provide support and care for those suffering, with each of the charities hosting a stall at the launch to highlight different ways to help sufferers. William, Kate … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Mehmed VI, Last Ottoman Sultan

  May 16, 2016 at 10:00 am by

90 years ago, the last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire – Mehmed VI – died while living in exile in Italy. He lost his throne in November 1922 when the Grand National Assembly of Turkey was given sovereignty over (what was left of) his empire. This came about thanks to the Ottomans joining World War One on the side of the Central Powers, which ended up costing them a large … Continue reading

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