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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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Queen’s Birthday Celebration Goes Off With A Bang

  May 16, 2016 at 8:57 am by

Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday was last night fêted with a spectacular performance on the final day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor Castle. She arrived to the arena with the Duke of Edinburgh in a carriage, before being greeted by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and then taking their seats in the stands for the evening’s entertainment. Among the royals attending were the … Continue reading

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Danes Celebrate Royal Danish Yacht Club’s 150th Anniversary

  May 14, 2016 at 9:54 am by

Queen Margrethe was joined last night by Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary for a gala dinner celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Royal Danish Yacht Club. Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik and the Crown Prince Couple attended the Royal Danish Yacht Club's 150th anniversar. pic.twitter.com/Gzl2pRE1dP — Scandinavian Royals. (@crownprincely) May 14, 2016 Sailing across the harbour to the Copenhagen Opera House from Amalienborg on the royal barge, … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: An Engagement in Belgium

  May 13, 2016 at 10:00 am by

May 13, 1984: Princess Astrid of Belgium and Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este announced their engagement, before posing for the press in the gardens of Chateau Belvédère, Brussels. The couple were married that September and have five children: Amedeo, Maria Laura, Joachim, Luisa Maria and Laetitia Maria.

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Farewell Orlando, See You All in Toronto! Prince Harry Closes Invictus Games

  May 13, 2016 at 7:19 am by

The 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando came to a conclusion last night, with a celebratory closing ceremony that praised the efforts of the wounded servicemen and women who competed over the past several days. Prince Harry began the ceremony presenting Invictus Foundation Medallions to all 485 athletes, before a music performance by Flo Rida, Rachel Platten, Rascal Flatts and a military band. The Prince then returned to the stage to deliver the closing speech, … Continue reading

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New Photos of Sweden’s Littlest Prince To Mark His Father’s Birthday

  May 13, 2016 at 6:13 am by

A series of new photos of Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and their weeks-old son Prince Alexander have been released today by the Swedish Royal Court to mark Carl Philip’s 37th birthday. The photos – taken by Erika Gerdemark – show the family of three inside their home, the little Prince asleep throughout as he is held by both his mother and father. An outdoor shot also made the cut, this one … Continue reading

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How Grand! Queen Elizabeth Wins A Tesco Voucher At Royal Windsor Horse Show

  May 12, 2016 at 7:52 pm by

Britain’s 90-year-old monarch was all giggles earlier today as she won a £50 Tesco voucher during the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The voucher – which put a smile on Queen Elizabeth’s face as she firmly clutched it in her hand – was part of her prize as the owner of the first place runner in the Tattersalls & RoR Thoroughbred Ridden Show, Barber’s Shop. Also amongst the Queen’s winnings was £70 … Continue reading

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A Trio of Royal Ladies Help Barnardo’s Celebrate 150 Years

  May 12, 2016 at 7:27 pm by

Charity organisation Barnardo’s has celebrated its 150th anniversary with a special garden party at Buckingham Palace that was attended by the Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Alexandra of Kent and the Duchess of Gloucester. https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/730788715073839108 The three ladies all looked fabulous in their shades of pink and blue as they mingled with guests that were made up of Barnado’s staff, volunteers and supporters. Amongst them was couturier Bruce Oldfield, who is vice-president … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Opens Mario Testino Exhibition in Copenhagen

  May 12, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

The first ever Mario Testino exhibition was opened in Denmark today, and it made sense for Crown Prince Frederik to do the honours as two previously unseen portraits of himself and his wife taken by the famed photographer are part of the ‘No Limits’ exhibition. Crown Prince Frederik viewing portraits of himself and Crown Princess Mary at "No Limits" by Mario Testino. pic.twitter.com/dynkevEUtF — Scandinavian Royals. (@crownprincely) May 12, 2016 … Continue reading

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William Helps To Launch Male Suicide Prevention Program

  May 12, 2016 at 5:37 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge today helped to launch a new coalition between emergency services and the transport industry to help prevent male suicide in the UK. He met with workers and volunteers from several organisations – including National Rail, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and British Transport Police – during a roundtable discussion arranged by CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) at the London headquarters of Unilever, where they discussed what can be … Continue reading

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Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia Has Passed Away

  May 12, 2016 at 10:54 am by

It has been announced that Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, a cousin of the current head of the House of Karađorđević, died early this morning at his home in Paris, aged 91. The Prince was born in 1924 in England, the eldest son of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia and Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark (making him a first cousin of the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra and Prince Michael). He married … Continue reading

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‘Special Guests’ Join Prince Harry At Invictus Games

  May 12, 2016 at 3:58 am by

Prince Harry was joined by a number of special guests at the Invictus Games yesterday, as US Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill at the finals of the wheelchair rugby. The trio watched as the USA defeated Denmark in the gold medal match (earlier, Britain defeated Australia in the bronze game). They then presented the teams with their medals, Harry kissing the head of one of the American … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary Host Sustainable Fashion Dinner

  May 12, 2016 at 3:35 am by

Last night, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark hosted a dinner for attendees of this week’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit at their apartment in Amalienborg. Among those who attended were the Danish Foreign Minister, Kristian Jensen, the President and First Lady of Honduras, fashion photographer Mario Testino (whose portrait of the Crown Prince Couple will be revealed later today during an exhibition at GL Strand) and model Amber … Continue reading

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Rain Doesn’t Dampen the Windsors’ Spirits For Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

  May 11, 2016 at 4:11 am by

The dour weather in London yesterday afternoon didn’t dampen any spirits as a garden party was hosted at Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were accompanied by the Duke of York, the Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra of Kent for the party, all bringing out the umbrellas with them as they mingled with guests. During the event, the Queen was … Continue reading

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