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Luxembourg’s Prince Sébastien Celebrates His Quarter Century

  April 16, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, the youngest child of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, today celebrates his twenty-fifth birthday. He was born at the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte Hospital in 1992 on his father’s 37th birthday. After primary and secondary education in Luxembourg and England, Sebastien headed to the United States of America for university. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Communication from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Marselisborg Palace

  April 16, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Feeling #saddlesore? Find a feather bed at the Royals' Marselisborg Palace. #TourofDenmark http://t.co/sxk5Pi3m8V pic.twitter.com/NH7sBQd105 — VisitDenmark (@GoVisitDenmark) August 5, 2015 Location: Aarhus, Central Jutland, Kingdom of Denmark Built: 1899-1902 Architect: Hack Kampmann Commissioned By: The City of Aarhus Style: National Romanticism / Classicalism On The Palace Grounds: 13-acre Palace Park Current Owner: H.M. The Queen of Denmark Current Use: Summer residence of H.M. The Queen and H.R.H. The Prince Consort of Denmark Fun Fact: The Palace was given as a … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar Takes Part in Religious Procession on Good Friday

  April 15, 2017 at 7:55 am by

Spain’s Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, assisted in the procession of the Jesus Christ of the Alabarderos yesterday, Good Friday. The traditional procession is organised by the Royal Congregation of the Holy Christ of the Faith, Christ of the Alabarderos and Mary Immaculate, Queen of the Angels, whose home is the only military cathedral in Madrid. The statue of Jesus Christ of the Alabarderos is carried through the streets of Madrid … Continue reading

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Princess Eléonore’s Birthday Surprise For Her Papa

  April 15, 2017 at 4:31 am by

The Belgian Royal Court released a video of Princess Eléonore playing ‘Happy Birthday’ on a violin on their social media accounts this morning, as a ‘birthday surprise’ for her father, King Philippe. King Philippe – who turns 57 today – is seen at the end of the video giving his younger daughter a hug at the end of her performance. Eléonore has her ninth birthday tomorrow.

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Japan’s Crown Prince On Visit To Malaysia

  April 14, 2017 at 2:12 pm by

Crown Prince Naruhito is currently on a five-day official visit to Malaysia, on behalf of the Japanese government to celebrate sixty years of bilateral relations. On Friday April 14, the Prince visited the Tugu Negara (National Monument) in Kuala Lumpur and laid a wreath in honour of Malaysia’s fallen soldiers. He also gave a speech during a special lecture at the Universiti Malaya on the relationship between the two countries, and how … Continue reading

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On This Day: Queen Victoria Gives Birth To Her Last Child

  April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am by

160 years ago, on April 14, 1857, the ninth and final child – “it is a fine child, and a girl!” [1] – of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was born, two weeks overdue, at Buckingham Palace. Princess Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore was the couple’s fifth daughter, and quickly became a favourite of her parents, who were happy to indulge her in … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: An Afghan-Japanese State Visit

  April 14, 2017 at 3:00 am by

April 14, 1969: The monarchs of Japan and Afghanistan pose for a photo at the Tokyo Imperial Palace during the Afghan King’s state visit. Left to right are Emperor Hirohito of Japan, Queen Humaira and King Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan, and Empress Nagako of Japan.

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New Portraits of Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Couple

  April 13, 2017 at 4:58 pm by

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has released a series of new photographs of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa are shown in the gardens of one of their homes. Several of the photos feature their pet dog. The photos were taken by Lola Velasco. A series of new photographs of the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg have been released, taken by … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Attend The Royal Maundy Service

  April 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm by

The traditional Royal Maundy Service took place at the Leicester Cathedral today, with the Queen presenting ‘Maundy Money’ to 91 men and 91 women from the local community in recognition of their contributions to community and church. Queen Elizabeth, wearing a teal suit with felt trim and the Botswana Sorghum Brooch, was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh as she met with the clergy and this year’s recipients during the service. … Continue reading

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Early Bloomers: Diana Memorial Garden at Kensington Palace Comes To Life

  April 13, 2017 at 7:44 am by

The ‘White Garden’ created by the team of Kensington Palace gardeners to mark the twentieth anniversary of the late Diana, Princess of Wales’s death has bloomed early, to the surprise of those in charge. “It’s bloomed somewhat earlier than we were expecting because of the hot weather,” a spokesperson said of the garden, which can be found in the Palace’s Sunken Garden. A sea of white flowers – interspersed by coloured … Continue reading

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Princess Margaret’s Will To Remain Sealed, Judge Rules

  April 12, 2017 at 3:04 pm by

The President of the Family Division of the High Court, Sir James Munby, has ruled that the late Princess Margaret’s will is to remain sealed, quashing an application by an individual claiming to be the Princess’s illegitimate daughter. The judge called Malika Benmusa’s claim “a farrago of delusional nonsense”. His ruling was only four sentences long, which he correctly described as “historically short”. This is the second time this year Sir … Continue reading

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“Despicable and Horrible” Prince Albert Says of Football Bus Attack

  April 11, 2017 at 11:10 pm by

Prince Albert II of Monaco has called the attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus “simply despicable and horrible” when speaking to RTL this evening hours after the incident. Three explosions went off near the football team’s bus as it made its way to the stadium in Dortmund, Germany for their Champions League quarterfinal leg against AS Monaco. “We got the news from the Dortmund players in little bits, and then we … Continue reading

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Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld Has Died, Age 82

  April 11, 2017 at 10:33 pm by

The Swedish Royal Court announced on Tuesday evening the death of Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld, the husband of Princess Désirée, at the age of 82, on April 11. “My family and I have with great sadness received the news that Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld has passed away. Our thoughts go to Princess Désirée and their family,” a statement from King Carl XVI Gustaf said of his brother-in-law’s death. The Baron was born in May … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe II Opens ‘Aarhus Story’ Exhibition

  April 11, 2017 at 5:39 pm by

The Queen of Denmark was in Aarhus on Tuesday April 11, where she opened a permanent exhibition detailing the history of the city in a special location underneath Den Gamle By (the Old Town). ‘Aarhus Story’ takes visitors on a trek through Aarhus’s history and development, from the days of the Vikings to present times of the ‘big city’. Queen Margrethe, in a tweed suit with a fuchsia pink blouse, … Continue reading

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Thank You Ma’am, I Was Getting Peckish: Queen and Prince Philip Feed Elephant

  April 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip today got to feed an elephant called Donna during their visit to the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. Zookeepers provided the couple with bananas, which were eagerly gobbled up by the elephant – who even went back to the Queen a second time for another piece of fruit! The purpose of the royal visit was to officially open the zoo’s new elephant care centre, which is home … Continue reading

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George and Charlotte To Play Starring Roles In Aunt Pippa’s Wedding

  April 10, 2017 at 8:25 pm by

Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge will have their biggest roles to date come May 20, when they serve their aunt Pippa Middleton as pageboy and flower girl at her wedding to James Matthews. The news was confirmed today by Kensington Palace, who also confirmed that Prince Harry will be attending the nuptials. The wedding will be held at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire.

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Guillaume & Stéphanie Take In Seattle From The Space Needle

  April 10, 2017 at 6:35 pm by

Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess are currently on an economic mission to the American West Coast centred around the space sector, which Luxembourg has recently invested in. The couple have begun in Seattle, where on Monday they attended a luncheon atop the city’s Space Needle. Guillaume and Stephanie took in the panoramic sights of the city, which the Hereditary Grand Duke later described in his speech as “beautiful, innovative and … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Honour Terror Attack Victims

  April 10, 2017 at 9:44 am by

An official ceremony in the Stockholm City Hall Park was held at noon today honouring the four victims of Friday’s terror attack in the city. The ceremony was attended by King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, the Crown Princess Couple, and Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia. The Royal Family joined the crowd in one minute’s silence as the clock hit midday, before the Swedish Military Band played Segnale Solenne. Prime … Continue reading

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Charles, William and Harry Mark Battle of Vimy Ridge Centenary

  April 9, 2017 at 3:29 pm by

The Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have attended commemorations to mark the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the First World War battle that is considered an integral part of the Canadian national identity as it was the first time the four divisions of Canadian military fought side-by-side. Joining President François Hollande of France and Canada’s Governor-General David Johnston and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, … Continue reading

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The Crown Princess of Brunei Turns Thirty

  April 9, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Crown Princess Sarah of Brunei (full title: Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Salleh Abdul Rahaman) today celebrates her thirtieth birthday. She was born in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei, in 1987 as the only daughter of Pengiran Salleh Abdul Rahaman Pengiran Damit, a distant relation of the royal family. Sarah attended St Andrew’s School and Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College, before completing her tertiary education in … Continue reading

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