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The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Five

  September 28, 2016 at 9:16 pm by

The Cambridges began day five of their Canadian tour at the MacBride Museum in Whitehorse, Yukon, learning about the region’s history and joining in a storytelling session. Before heading off to their next stop – Carcross – William and Kate fired off the first telegraph to tweet sent by the MacBride Museum telegraph office. They also had a quick walkabout, meeting a number of Whitehorse locals (including a five-month-old in a … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary in Washington, D.C. Day Two

  September 28, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

The Danish business delegation visit to the US led by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary truly kicked off today, with a number of different events attended by the couple across Washington, D.C. Crown Prince Frederik had an early start to the day as he joined 15 American veterans who were wounded in combat, along with the Danish Ambassador and 4 Danish veterans, for an early morning run from the Jefferson Memorial … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Opens 20th Öland Harvest Festival

  September 28, 2016 at 5:48 pm by

The 2016 Öland Harvest Festival, the 20th edition, was opened this evening by Crown Princess Victoria at the marketplace in Borgholm. “You have created a beautiful and important tradition which reminds us that the harvest time is time for gratitude,” the Princess said in a brief speech at the opening, where she also stressed the importance of agriculture and preservation of cultural heritage. Victoria kept it simple, yet chic in … Continue reading

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Spain’s Olympic and Paralympic Medalists Attend Reception at the Royal Palace of El Pardo

  September 28, 2016 at 9:26 am by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia today hosted a reception at the Royal Palace of El Pardo for the Spanish medalists from the recent Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio. Infanta Elena, who is Honorary President of the Spanish Paralympic Committee, was also present. The royals personally greeted all of the athletes, who won 17 Olympic and 31 Paralympic medals; posing for photos with many of them. The King gave a … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Begin Danish Business Delegation Visit to US

  September 27, 2016 at 9:34 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark have landed in Washington, D.C., kicking off a four-day business trip to the United States. Shortly after they arrived, the couple were guests at a reception hosted by the Danish Ambassador to the United States, Lars Gert Lose, for the 60-company strong business delegation accompanying the couple. The HRH Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour was awarded by Prince Frederik during the reception … Continue reading

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The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Four

  September 27, 2016 at 6:23 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have continued their tour of Canada, spending the day in Kelowna before heading to Whitehorse, Yukon in the country’s north-west. First up was a visit to the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus, where the couple met with students and teachers as part of the 10th anniversary of the campus. William and Kate – wearing a custom Dolce and Gabbana forest green dress – … Continue reading

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Norway’s Queen Opens Art Exhibition in London

  September 27, 2016 at 1:52 pm by

In a collaboration with musician and visual artist Magne Furuholmen, Queen Sonja of Norway has opened an exhibition entitled TEXTURE at the Paul Stolper Gallery in London. The art works are a thematic combination of text and nature, as these are the two aspects the Queen and Mr Furuholmen work largely with. Graphic prints taken by the Queen during her nature walks have been overlaid with photographs of Mr Furuholmen’s sculpture works. … Continue reading

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Kähler Design Headquarters Gets Royal Opening From Princess Marie

  September 27, 2016 at 9:18 am by

175-year-old Kähler Design has recently renovated their workshop in Næstved, turning it into a new headquarters, and Princess Marie was on hand this morning to officially open the facility. Wearing a lovely white and blue-green leaf print dress, the Princess cut the ribbon before being taken on a tour of the building, which also contains a exhibition focusing on the company’s history in the ceramic world. Kähler Design has been producing vases and … Continue reading

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The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Three

  September 26, 2016 at 8:02 pm by

Day three of the Cambridge tour of Canada saw the couple head to the gorgeous Great Bear Rainforest with a stop in Bella Bella, where the weather definitely put the ‘rain’ in ‘rainforest’ (and caused a few itinerary changes!). Arriving to a traditional welcome by the region’s Heiltsuk First Nations community, the Duke and Duchess watched on for a number of cultural music and dance performances by local children. Then it was … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline Journeys To The Democratic Republic of the Congo For AMADE

  September 26, 2016 at 2:28 pm by

As part of her work with AMADE (Association Nationale Monégasque des Amis De l’enhance), Princess Caroline is currently on a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to see the progress of one of the Association’s programs. The Princess attended a presentation of the ‘Capoeira for Peace’ program in Kinshasa, where she saw children who have taken part in the program perform a dance routine. The ‘Capoeira for Peace’ program … Continue reading

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Joachim and Marie Take A Tour of the Copenhagen UN City

  September 26, 2016 at 1:22 pm by

The UN City in Copenhagen received a royal visit today as Prince Joachim and Princess Marie stopped by for a tour of the two campuses. Shown around the two buildings – which have been designed and built to be energy-efficient – by the UN City communications director Eva Egesborg Hansen, Joachim and Marie took in the different aspects of Campus 1, which provides office space for 1,500 staff from the … Continue reading

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The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Two

  September 25, 2016 at 6:57 pm by

On their first full day in Canada, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a seaplane from Victoria to Vancouver for several engagements in the city. Their first event was a visit to the Sheway Pregnancy Outreach Program which provides support to pregnant women and new mothers who are or have battled addiction. William and Kate spent time hearing the stories of some of the women Sheway has assisted before sharing tea and … Continue reading

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“I’ve Got The DoE Pin To Prove It”: Cycling Sophie Completes Her Palace-to-Palace Ride

  September 25, 2016 at 11:45 am by

Welcomed by the excited faces and open arms of her husband and children, the Countess of Wessex completed her palace-to-palace Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Diamond Challenge today in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. Sophie had not even climbed off her bike before Lady Louise and Viscount Severn were enveloping her in a hug, and Prince Edward was not that far behind, nor was her father, Christopher Rhys-Jones. Hundreds of spectators gathered … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Visits Danish Troops in Mali

  September 24, 2016 at 9:11 am by

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik has this week visited Danish troops which are part of the 15,000-strong United Nations peace keeping mission in Mali. Accompanied by the Danish Defence Minister for the two-day trip on September 22 and 23, Frederik met with Major General Michael Lollesgaard of Denmark who has led the mission since March 2015, as well as Danish personnel on the ground working in the intelligence unit in Bamako. The … Continue reading

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Princess Mabel’s Wedding Gown To Go On Show In Australia

  September 24, 2016 at 8:35 am by

Attention Melbourne royal watchers and lovers of all things bow – the Viktor&Rolf couture wedding gown of Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau will be part of an upcoming exhibition on the design duo at the National Gallery of Victoria. A photograph of the gown – which is remembered most for the 248 various sized bows that were the main design feature of the gown – packed in its shipping crate was shared … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death Of A Greek-Born Russian Grand Duchess

  September 24, 2016 at 8:00 am by

125 years ago, the 21-year-old Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia passed away at the Ilyinskoe Estate, six days after giving birth to her second child, son Dmitri. The Grand Duchess – who was born a Princess of Greece and Denmark as the eldest daughter of George I of the Hellenes and his wife Olga Constantinovna of Russia – had fallen while climbing into a boat docked on the Moskva River, … Continue reading

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The Duke and Duchess of Parma Present Their Son During Mass in Piacenza

  September 23, 2016 at 3:37 pm by

During a mass today in Piacenza, the Duke and Duchess of Parma presented for the first time their infant son, Prince Carlos, to the people of the Duchy the family used to rule over. Prince Carlos, who is the couple’s third child, is the heir to the Headship of the House of Bourbon-Parma and as such will one day become the titular Duke of Parma and Piacenza. The visit to Piacenza, in … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Hesse-Savoy Royal Wedding

  September 23, 2016 at 8:30 am by

September 23, 1925: A royal wedding takes place at the Royal Castle of Racconigi in north-western Italy, when Princess Mafalda of Savoy – second eldest daughter of King Vittorio Emanuele III of Italy – marries Prince Philipp of Hesse-Kassel, the future Landgrave. The couple had four children – Moritz, Heinrich, Otto and Elisabeth – before the Second World War tore the family apart: while Philipp was a member of Nazi party and … Continue reading

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Floral Alice + Olivia For Princess Mary At Design Awards 2016

  September 22, 2016 at 8:38 pm by

Following her three-day visit to New York City for various meetings at the UN earlier this week, Crown Princess Mary this evening presented the 2016 Design Awards at the Folketeatret in Copenhagen. The awards are presented to furniture and homewares designers who have been found to be “the most interesting and innovative” in their categories. The Crown Princess donned a black silk floral and bird print maxi dress from US brand Alice … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends World Day for Cancer Research Launch

  September 22, 2016 at 3:09 pm by

As the Honorary Chairwoman of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), Queen Letizia today was present at the launch of the World Cancer Research Day initiatve. The aim of the AECC, which is spearheading the initiative alongside a number of other European and global organisations, is to have September 24 formally recognised as a day to promote cancer research. The Queen delivered a speech at the launch, which was followed by a … Continue reading

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