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Second Day of President Xi’s Visit to the UK

  October 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm by

President Xi Jinping of China has continued his state visit to the United Kingdom today, the day focusing on business and industry. At Lancaster House, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined President Xi and First Lady Peng at a cultural collaboration event, where the creative and technological aspects of both China and the UK were highlighted in an exhibition. Jackie Chan was present for the event, posing for photos with … Continue reading

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Joint Horse Whispering Engagement for the Queen and Camilla

  October 21, 2015 at 1:38 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall was joined by her mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth, during a visit to the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace today, where the royal duo watched a horse whispering demonstration by Monty Roberts. Camilla’s patronage, The Brooke, an agency that advocates for the welfare of horses, donkeys and mules internationally, arranged the demonstration (Monty Roberts is their Global ambassador), which saw the horse whisperer train a five-year-old mare. View image … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik Arrive in Indonesia Ahead of State Visit

  October 21, 2015 at 9:51 am by

The Queen of Denmark and her husband today arrived in Indonesia in advance of their state visit beginning tomorrow. Danish Ambassador to Indonesia Casper Klynge was part of the welcoming committee at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta on the island of Java. View image | gettyimages.com The couple attended a reception at the Danish Embassy this evening, and will be officially welcomed by Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo tomorrow morning. This is the first official … Continue reading

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The Chinese President Begins State Visit to Britain

  October 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm by

The Chinese State Visit to the United Kingdom began this morning at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London where the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall greeted President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan and accompanied them to Horse Guards Parade for the official welcoming ceremony. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were on hand for the formal welcome, with the President and Prince Philip … Continue reading

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Child Bereavement UK Celebrates 21st Birthday with Patron William

  October 15, 2015 at 10:02 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge tonight helped one of the charities closest to his heart celebrate their 21st birthday at a fundraiser held at London’s Banqueting House. He has been patron of Child Bereavement UK, which provides support and education to families with dying children and children who are facing bereavement, since 2008, and delivered a speech at the dinner praising the charity’s work since its inception. View image | gettyimages.com Prince William with … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip Open School of Veterinary Medicine

  October 15, 2015 at 6:13 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh made the trip to the University of Surrey today to open their new £45m School of Veterinary Medicine. View image | gettyimages.com The couple were given a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities, including the stables where the Queen quickly recognised one of the horses housed there. “Home bred!” she exclaimed, turning to her husband and informing him that the horse was “Mary Tudor”, a … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Expecting First Child

  October 15, 2015 at 7:27 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has today announced that Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting their first child. “We are so happy and excited to announce that we are expecting our first child. We are very much looking forward to it,” the couple – who married this past June – said in the announcement. The birth is anticipated to take place in April 2016. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Sofia … Continue reading

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Not Ours This Time, Granny: The Queen Hosts Rugby Reception

  October 12, 2015 at 9:06 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II hosted a reception for participants of the Rugby World Cup today at Buckingham Palace, and she and Prince Harry got to have an up-close look at the Webb Ellis trophy that will be presented to the team which wins the tournament. Unfortunately for the royals, that won’t be England after they failed to progress from the pool stage. View image | gettyimages.com Captains and coaches from the 20 … Continue reading

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Spain Celebrates National Day

  October 12, 2015 at 7:24 pm by

The King of Spain led the country in National Day celebrations today at the official ceremony at the Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo in Madrid. King Felipe, Queen Letizia, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofía were all present for the homage to the Spanish flag, the first event of National Day, alongside Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other officials linked to Madrid and the military. View image | gettyimages.com The … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Presents Queen Ingrid Research Prize

  October 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm by

The Queen of Denmark has presented the Queen Ingrid Research Prize in a ceremony at Christian VII’s Palace, Amalienborg today. Professor Søren Jacobsen, the head of rheumatology at Copenhagen University Hospital, was awarded the prize of 100,000DKK for his research and work with arthritis. The prize is awarded as part of the Danish Rheumatism Association, of which Queen Ingrid was patron before Queen Margrethe, and is delivered annually on World Arthritis Day. It was … Continue reading

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Princesses Anne and Astrid Unveil Edith Cavell Memorial

  October 12, 2015 at 2:17 pm by

The Princess Royal today paired up with Belgium’s Princess Astrid to unveil a memorial honouring a British nurse executed during the First World War, Edith Cavell. A bust of Nurse Cavell designed by Belgian sculptor Natalie Lambert was unveiled at Montjoie Park in Uccle, a suburb of Brussels, by the two Princesses and the Mayor of Uccle, Armand De Decker, before attending a special session of the Belgian Senate to honour the 100th anniversary … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Baby Prince Nicolas Christened at Drottningholm

  October 11, 2015 at 7:53 am by

Prince Nicolas of Sweden, the son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, was christened today in a ceremony at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel. Family members and close friends joined the Royal Family for the intimate ceremony, which was officiated Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Bishop Emeritus Lars-Göran Lönnermark, and Reverend Michael Bjerkhagen. Princess Madeleine (in Valentino) carried her son into the chapel while Mr O’Neill had the couple’s 19-month-old daughter Leonore on his arm. … Continue reading

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William & Kate Mark World Mental Health Day at Charity Event

  October 10, 2015 at 8:33 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today paid a visit to Harrow College, where they met with organisers and volunteers of the charity Mind, which provides assistance to those suffering from mental health issues. Arranged to mark World Mental Health Day (held annually on October 10 since 1992), William and Kate participated in a workshop with young people who themselves have battled with mental health problems. Some of these people now … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Visits Japanese Flower Art Exhibition

  October 10, 2015 at 8:07 pm by

Danish Princess Marie tonight attended the opening of the Ikebana International Copenhagen Chapter’s 50th anniversary exhibition at the Tokai University European Center in Vedbæk. The exhibition showcased the Ikebana craft – the art of arranging flowers in a minimalistic fashion that highlights their shape, line, form and colour. The craft follows on the Japanese love and appreciation of nature, “by creating a link between the indoors and the outdoors”. For the event, Marie … Continue reading

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The Duke of Kent Turns Eighty

  October 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm by

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent today celebrates his eightieth birthday. He was born in 1935 as the eldest child of Prince George, Duke of Kent and his wife, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. At the age of 7, he became the Duke of Kent when his father was killed in an aeroplane crash. Edward was educated at Ludgrove, Eton College and Le Rosey before attending Sandhurst, from which he … Continue reading

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England’s Loss Doesn’t Dampen Harry’s Spirits During Kids Rugby Visit

  October 7, 2015 at 7:15 pm by

Despite his team crashing out in the pool stage of the Rugby World Cup over the weekend, Prince Harry’s spirits were still high today when he headed to Devon to promote the sport at grassroots level. At Paignton Rugby Club, the Prince was greeted by a number of children from schools that have implemented the Rugby Football Union’s All Schools Programme (of which Harry is patron) that encourages children to start … Continue reading

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Two Days in Dalarna For Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia

  October 6, 2015 at 8:29 pm by

Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have paid a two-day visit to the province of Dalarna. They began on Monday in Borlänge where they spent time with refugee children at the Sopranen consultation unit. The unit provides support for refugees in their first months in Sweden. Carl Philip and Sofia played games with the children, including peek-a-boo. View image | gettyimages.com It was then on to Säter’s Skedvibröd, a bakery. The newlyweds … Continue reading

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Opening of the Danish Folketinget 2015-2016 Session

  October 6, 2015 at 1:53 pm by

The Danish Royal Family has attended the opening of the 2015-2016 session of parliament today at Christiansborg Palace. In typical fashion, the family – Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte – congregated on the steps outside the palace while waiting for the Queen and Prince Henrik. After a round of curtsies and kisses when they arrived, the family entered the building alongside the Presidium … Continue reading

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Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria Has Died in Ciudad Real

  October 5, 2015 at 7:45 pm by

On October 5, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria died at his farm La Toledana in Retuerta del Bullaque, near the city of Ciudad Real, at the age of 77 after a long neurological illness and a stroke in 2012. He was one of two claimants to the headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Born in Switzerland in 1938, Carlos was the only son of Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria (himself … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma Marks 10th Anniversary of Her Cancer Foundation

  October 4, 2015 at 11:19 pm by

On Saturday evening, Princess Lalla Salma hosted a gala dinner to celebrate the tenth anniversary of her cancer foundation, the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. The gala had the theme of ‘solidarity and sharing’ with the aim of raising funds to build an oncology centre in Béni Mellal, a city in the centre of the country at the base of Mount Tassemit, as well as an oncology centre in Laayoune in Western … Continue reading

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