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Glittering Gala Banquet Honouring King Harald and Queen Sonja

  May 9, 2017 at 7:48 pm by

A glittering gala banquet was held at the Royal Palace of Oslo this evening to celebrate King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 80th birthdays. Ahead of the banquet, the Norwegian Royal Family – accompanied by their royal guests – gathered on the balcony of the Palace to watch entertainment by local school children and the military bands. A traditional Norwegian birthday song was played for the King and Queen, which led … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to Northern Ireland, Day One

  May 9, 2017 at 1:31 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall embarked on a four-day visit to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on Monday. Charles and Camilla began their visit in Bellaghy, where they stopped in at Seamus Heaney HomePlace for a tour of the museum celebrating the life and work of Seamus Heaney, a Nobel Prize winner in literature. They also watched a number of live performances of Heaney’s works. … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Visit Pangbourne College

  May 9, 2017 at 10:01 am by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh paid a visit to Pangbourne College in Berkshire today to help celebrate the College’s 100th anniversary. The royal couple attended a service in the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel to mark the centenary, before meeting current students, alumni and staff during a reception and lunch. One of the alumni that the Queen and Prince Philip spoke with – 97-year-old Commander Keith Evans – served with … Continue reading

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A Royal Inauguration For The Bhutan Red Cross Society

  May 9, 2017 at 8:11 am by

The Queen of Bhutan officially inaugurated the Bhutan Red Cross Society on Monday May 8, International Red Cross & Red Crescent Day. Queen Jetsun Pema, who is the Society’s President, said that she was “confident that the Bhutan Red Cross Society will greatly supplement the efforts of the Royal Government of Bhutan and various other organisations who have pledged their time and service in the spirit of equality, active participation … Continue reading

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Diamond Tiara Stolen From The Badisches Landesmuesum

  May 8, 2017 at 8:19 pm by

A diamond tiara with an estimated value of €1.2million was stolen over a week ago from the Badisches Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe, Germany. It belonged to Grand Duchess Hilda of Baden (1864-1952), born a Princess of Nassau, wife of the last reigning Grand Duke of Baden. The tiara, featuring over 360 diamonds set in gold and platinum, was displayed in the ‘Schloss und Hof’ exhibition of the museum, which is located in the Karlsruhe … Continue reading

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Infanta Margarita Awarded the Royal National Academy of Medicine’s Gold Medal

  May 8, 2017 at 5:27 pm by

In a ceremony at the Royal National Academy of Medicine in Madrid on Monday, the Duchess of Soria and Hernani was awarded the Gold Medal of the Academy by her brother, King Juan Carlos. The 78-year-old Infanta was awarded the medal for her long-standing “attention, dedication and affection” for the Academy over the years. Accompanying King Juan Carlos, who said to his sister that “Queen Sofia, I and the whole family … Continue reading

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Bienvenido! King Felipe and Queen Letizia Host Lunch For Costa Rican President

  May 8, 2017 at 2:58 pm by

At the Royal Palace of Madrid, the King and Queen of Spain have hosted a luncheon for the visiting Costa Rican President. President Luis Guillermo Solís and his wife Mercedes Peñas Domingo are currently on an official visit to Spain. King Felipe and President Solís had a photocall in the Palace gardens ahead of the lunch, which was attended by a variety of people connected to both countries. Describing the Central American country as … Continue reading

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Carl Philip and Sofia Speak At World Anti-Bullying Forum

  May 8, 2017 at 2:44 pm by

Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia attended the second day of the inaugural World Anti-Bullying Forum in Solna on Monday morning. The couple took to the stage during the morning session, addressing the international audience on the work they are doing with their foundation, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s Foundation, to combat online bullying. “We are trying to contribute to an online society that is open and inclusive. A society … Continue reading

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King Harald Marks Liberation and Veterans Day

  May 8, 2017 at 10:36 am by

King Harald of Norway marked Liberation and Veterans Day at the Akershus Fortress on Monday. He was joined by Prime Minister Erna Solberg. The King and Prime Minister both laid wreaths at the National Monument. During the ceremony, King Harald also awarded the War Cross with Sword to Marinejegerkommandoen Operator Ken Andersen for his “heroic advancements that have undoubtedly hampered loss of human life and further damage to infrastructure”. These efforts were during Andersen’s stationing … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal Attends WRNS Benevolent Trust AGM

  May 8, 2017 at 6:03 am by

At the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum in Somerset on Friday May 5, the Princess Royal was present at the Annual General Meeting of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) Benevolent Trust. The WRNS Benevolent Trust was founded in April 1942 with the-then Queen Elizabeth as Patron and Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent as President. The aim of the WRNS Benevolent Trust is to “provide relief in cases of necessity or … Continue reading

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Prince Reza Pahlavi Announces Death of Uncle

  May 7, 2017 at 10:19 pm by

The Head of the House of Pahlavi, Prince Reza Pahlavi, on Sunday announced the death of his uncle, Prince Gholamreza Pahlavi. “We are sad to announce the death of my dear uncle, Prince Gholamreza Pahlavi…Our uncle always loved Iran, spoke lovingly of our nation, and was always anxiously awaiting the day he could return to our beloved homeland,” the Prince’s announcement read on his Facebook page. Prince Gholamreza died at the … Continue reading

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A Kiss For Her Polo Prince: Meghan’s Second Day At The Polo

  May 7, 2017 at 4:58 pm by

Prince Harry received a good-luck kiss from his girlfriend Meghan Markle ahead of Sunday’s polo match at Coworth Park Polo Club. This was the first time the couple has been pictured showing such affection to each other since their relationship became public last year. Meghan made her British polo debut yesterday. After the weekend’s showing, bookmakers have slashed odds of the couple announcing an engagement this year. The Prince was then joined … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Old Royal Palace (Athens)

  May 7, 2017 at 4:00 am by

The Old Royal Palace in 2014 Location: Athens, the Hellenic Republic Built: 1836-1843 Architect: Friedrich von Gärtner Commissioned By: Ludwig I of Bavaria Style: Neoclassical On The Palace Grounds: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Current Owner: The Greek State Current Use: Seat of the Hellenic Parliament Fun Fact: The Palace has been damaged by fire twice, in 1884 and 1909. Repair work after the latter fire did not get completed for over a decade due to the wars Greece was … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Cheered On By Girlfriend Meghan During Charity Polo Match

  May 6, 2017 at 7:54 pm by

Actress Meghan Markle was a surprise guest in the Royal Box at Coworth Park Polo Club today, cheering on Prince Harry as he took part in the 15th Audi Polo Challenge. Meghan, wearing a navy blue high-low dress Antonia Berardi dress and white blazer, spent her time with Captain Mark Dyer, the Prince of Wales’s former equerry, and his wife Amanda. Other guests in attendance were actor and Eton alum Eddie Redmayne and The … Continue reading

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Picnic In The Woods: Crown Prince Frederik Joins Save the Children Club

  May 6, 2017 at 6:17 pm by

As patron of Save the Children, Crown Prince Frederik spent his Saturday at Svanninge Bakker in Funen participating in one of the organisation’s Family Experience Club days. Frederik joined young children in a number of activities centred around the club’s them for the day – birds – before helping volunteers prepare a roast chicken lunch. The Prince worked with the children to build a bird’s nest how a bird would, before lifting some of the … Continue reading

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A Rare Public Engagement By The Duchess of Kent

  May 6, 2017 at 3:57 pm by

The Duchess of Kent made a rare public appearance this week, as she visited Beaconsfield High School in Buckinghamshire to help celebrate their 50th anniversary. Katharine was given, fittingly, a musical welcome by students from the all-girls school, the choir and string orchestra performing several musical numbers for their royal visitor. The Duchess then unveiled a plaque marking the opening of the school’s new advanced science labs, which she was given … Continue reading

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Details of the 80th Birthday Celebrations of the Norwegian Royal Couple

  May 6, 2017 at 6:00 am by

The King and Queen of Norway are both turning eighty years old in 2017 (King Harald on February 21, and Queen Sonja on July 4) and will be having joint celebrations in a few days time. Below is an overview of the festivities and the foreign guests with confirmed attendance. Events May 9, 5:30pm: Entertainment in the Palace Square outside the Royal Palace of Oslo. King Harald, Queen Sonja, their family and … Continue reading

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Munch Exhibition Gets A Pair Of Royal Visitors

  May 5, 2017 at 8:57 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit were guests at the opening of a new art exhibition of works of Edvard Munch at the Munch Museum in Oslo on Friday night. The exhibition – Towards the Forest: Knausgård on Munch – has been put together by author Karl Ove Knausgård and features over 130 pieces created by Munch that have rarely been exhibited before. Knausgård’s purpose for the exhibition is to bring “a … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Growler? Camilla Reveals School Nickname During 500 Words Judging Panel

  May 5, 2017 at 8:03 pm by

During her visit to BBC’s Radio Studios earlier today, the Duchess of Cornwall revealed one of her nicknames in school: The Growler, thanks to her not-fabulous singing abilities. Camilla made the comment as she spoke with singer Debbie Harry after the singer performed on Chris Evans’ breakfast show. The Duchess also said she was a “huge admirer” of the singer. The Duchess of Cornwall was at the studios to sit on … Continue reading

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Princess Aiko Joins Parents At Wheelchair Basketball Championship

  May 5, 2017 at 7:51 pm by

Japan’s Princess Aiko accompanied her parents, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, to the 45th Japanese Wheelchair Basketball Championships at a gymnasium in Shibuya Ward. The royal trio watched from the stand during the matches before going into the training rooms to speak with the players and coaches. Princess Aiko appeared very interested in the sport, asking the players about their training and the reasons why they chose basketball as a … Continue reading

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