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Prince Charles on Private Visit to Romania

  June 2, 2015 at 11:23 am by

The Prince of Wales is currently on a private visit to Romania, where he has launched a new foundation, The Prince of Wales’ Foundation Romania. The aim of the foundation is to “support heritage preservation, agriculture and sustainable development in Romania”, as well as education, and will be based in the village of Viscri, located in Brașov County where the Prince has two 18th century houses. The house will be renovated into a … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of the First King of Modern Greece

  June 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm by

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the first King of Modern Greece, the Bavarian Prince Otto. His Royal Highness Prince Otto Friedrich Ludwig of Bavaria was born on June 1, 1815 at Mirabell Palace in Salzburg; his parents were the future King of Bavaria, Ludwig I, and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. In 1832, following Greece gaining independence from the Ottoman Empire, the Great Powers (Great Britain, France and Russia) … Continue reading

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Second Day of the Indian State Visit to Sweden

  June 1, 2015 at 7:20 pm by

President Mukherjee of India has continued his state visit to Sweden today, meeting members of Parliament and attending a seminar on sustainable urban development. The first stop of day two was to the Parliament, where President Mukherjee had a meeting with the Speaker of Parliament, Urban Ahlin, and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. The meetings discussed cooperation and relations between the two nations going forward in terms of trade and development. Members of the … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra of Hanover Passes Away

  June 1, 2015 at 2:43 pm by

Princess Alexandra of Hanover, the widow of Prince Welf Heinrich, passed away today at the age of 77 following a battle with cancer. “Frankfurt’s culture has lost a great woman,” Frankfurt am Main’s Cultural Affairs Minister Felix Semmelroth said on the announcement of her death, as she was a member of the Frankfurt City Council for over three decades. During her time in the council, Princess Alexandra founded the St Catherine’s … Continue reading

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Indian President Arrives in Stockholm

  May 31, 2015 at 9:07 pm by

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, arrived in Stockholm today to begin his state visit to Sweden. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel welcomed the President at Arlanda Airport, escorting him to the Royal Mews. The Crown Princess managed to keep a hold of her Philip Treacy hat despite the windy conditions that graced Stockholm this afternoon! View image | At the Royal Mews, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia … Continue reading

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William and Harry’s Polo Sunday at Audi Polo Challenge

  May 31, 2015 at 5:52 pm by

Princes William and Harry today took to the polo field at Coworth Park in Berkshire, participating in the second day of the Audi Polo Challenge. The two brothers played in aid of three of the charities they are patrons of: WellChild, CentrePoint and Child Bereavement UK. During the trophy presentation, Prince William was given a pair of pink gumboots for Princess Charlotte. View image | After the match, William and Harry spent … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Presents Medals at Children’s Relay

  May 30, 2015 at 7:14 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary was in Aarhus today, where she attended the annual Free From Bullying children’s relay that is held in conjunction with her foundation. The relay took place in the city’s Botanical Gardens and over 700 children aged 3-9 from the region ran or walked the one kilometre long route. Mary was joined by children’s TV host Bubber to start the relay, and was also on hand at … Continue reading

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Prince William Attends FA Cup Final

  May 30, 2015 at 5:23 pm by

Prince William attended the FA Cup Final today at Wembley Stadium between Arsenal and Aston Villa, which happens to be the team the Prince follows. Arsenal took home the trophy in a convincing 4-0 win, William – as President of the Football Association – presented the trophy to the winning team’s captain at the end of the match. View image | Earlier in the day, Prince William called on … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Canada, Day Three

  May 29, 2015 at 10:43 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands have completed their State Visit to Canada today, spending the day in Toronto. First, Willem-Alexander and Maxima stopped at Queen’s Park, where at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, they had meetings with Ontario’s Premier, Kathleen Wynne, and Lieutenant-Governor, Elizabeth Dowdeswell. Afterwards, they visited the MaRS Discovery District, a platform for companies and research labs in sciences and health, ICT and energy. King Willem-Alexander and … Continue reading

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Camilla Hosts BBC2’s 500 Words Competition Final

  May 29, 2015 at 10:24 pm by

As patron of the National Literacy Trust, the Duchess of Cornwall hosted the final of BBC2’s 500 Words Competition at St James’ Palace today. Camilla delivered a speech reiterating the importance of reading and storytelling for children, before presenting the six winners with their medals and award book. “Like climbing though the wardrobe into Narnia, stories open doors into different worlds. We meet impossible people, travel to remote places and make hundreds … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Opens Madrid Book Fair

  May 29, 2015 at 5:52 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain today opened the annual Madrid Book Fair in Retiro Park. She toured the fair, which has over 470 exhibitors, seeing what all the stands had to offer. The Queen visited a number of stalls, including those of major publishers Random House and Penguin, as well as smaller stalls like Adela and Añana Salt Valley. She also went through the children’s pavilion, and SamSung Hall which showcases how technology … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Joins The Queen At Buckingham Palace Garden Party

  May 28, 2015 at 6:07 pm by

Princess Beatrice was one of several members of the Royal Family to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace this afternoon. Dressed in a dove grey frock with a scallop print, a white Maje jacket with black and grey embellished trim and a beige floral fascinator, the Princess happily mingled with guests on her route to the royal tea tent. View image | Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh … Continue reading

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British State Opening of Parliament 2015

  May 27, 2015 at 7:37 pm by

In the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster, the home of the British parliament, Queen Elizabeth II today attended the State Opening of Parliament, which signals the new parliamentary season. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh travelled from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster in the Diamond Jubilee Coach. When they arrived, the Queen swapped the George IV State Diadem for the Imperial State Crown as per … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel Visit Gotland

  May 27, 2015 at 5:07 pm by

Sweden’s Crown Princess Couple were in Gotland today, an island located in the country’s south east. Victoria and Daniel first stopped at Södra Hällarna, a nature reserve that sits on what used to be a military firing range. Here, the couple were shown around the reserve by workers and got to see the new bee-hotel. Pupils from the Russet preschool were also on hand to help teach them about Gotland’s native species, particularly … Continue reading

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The Queen of Spain in El Salvador

  May 27, 2015 at 4:35 pm by

Queen Letizia continued her first co-operation trip in El Salvador today, visiting a health centre and meeting with the Mayor of Suchitoto. After meeting with Mayor Pedrina Rivera at Suchitoto’s Town Hall, the Queen was given a tour of the Santa Lucia Church in the town – which is the oldest colonial settlement in El Salvador – and walked around the municipal market. The Church, built in 1853, is an … Continue reading

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Ruds Vedby School Gets A Visit from Crown Princess Mary

  May 27, 2015 at 1:09 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark this morning paid a visit to the Ruds Vedby School where she saw the Danish Mental Health Foundation’s ‘Reach Out Bus’ and sat in on a mental health and well-being class. She was welcomed by the school’s principal, the Foundation’s president and the Mayor of Sorø Municipality, where Ruds Vedby is located. A number of school children and locals were also outside waiting to greet Mary when … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Visits Honduras

  May 26, 2015 at 11:13 pm by

The Queen of Spain spent the day in Honduras, the first country of her maiden co-operation trip to South America. The purpose of the trip is to visit projects that are developed using Spanish funding. During the day, Queen Letizia attended a meeting with the Technical Cooperation Office, run by the Spanish Cooperation Agency, which coordinates and monitors the programs and projects developed. The meeting was also attended by representatives of … Continue reading

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Norway’s Crown Princess Begins Literature Tour

  May 26, 2015 at 6:35 pm by

As she did last year, Crown Princess Mette-Marit has embarked on a two-day literature tour between Trondheim and Hamar onboard a “literature train”. She is being accompanied by two authors, Tore Renberg and Harald Rosenløw Eeg, for the tour. The tour began at the Trondheim Public Library, where the Crown Princess gave a speech explaining the theme of this year’s tour (identity) and spoke of her own love of reading. “Identity … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip Opens New Queen Hedvig Eleonora Exhibition

  May 26, 2015 at 4:13 pm by

Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip today opened another exhibition on Queen Hedvig Eleonora to mark the 300th anniversary of her death later this year. The Prince was on hand at Strömsholm Palace, where he was greeted by a number of local school children and kindergardeners. “What fun that you are here!” he exclaimed as he stopped to chat with them quickly. Heading inside the Palace, musical performances by Olle Hermansson and Åsa Karlberg took … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Prince Wilhelm of Prussia

  May 26, 2015 at 6:00 am by

On May 26, 1940 Prince Wilhelm of Prussia died in Nivelles, Belgium. He had been involved in the German invasion of France, and was fatally injured. The Prince was born at the Marble Palace near Potsdam during the reign of his grandfather, Kaiser Wilhelm II, on July 4, 1906. He was the first child and eldest son of Wilhelm, German Crown Prince and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and as such was second … Continue reading

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