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Duchess of Cambridge Visits EACH Hospice in Quidenham

  January 24, 2017 at 2:43 pm by

As Royal Patron, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice in Quidenham on Tuesday. Catherine, wearing a grass-green boucle skirt and blazer from Hobbs, watched children receiving palliative care at the hospice take part in an art therapy session, before receiving an update on the progress of EACH’s Nook Appeal fundraiser. The charity is aiming to raise £10million so they are able to build a new, larger … Continue reading

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Tatiana Casiraghi Attends Paris Fashion Week

  January 23, 2017 at 8:29 pm by

Tatiana Casiraghi attended a day of fashion shows as part of Paris Fashion Week today. She sat in the audience for the Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 2017 with a girlfriend, before heading to the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring Summer 2017 runway show. At Giabattista Valli, Tatiana – who was wearing green velvet trousers and a black blouse with a sheer-sleeve jacket – posed for photos with Diane von Fürstenberg and … Continue reading

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A Visit to Help For Heroes At Tedworth House For Prince Harry

  January 23, 2017 at 5:25 pm by

Since he left the military in June 2015, the main focus of Prince Harry’s charity work has been on the mental health of returned servicemen and women. Today’s engagement – a visit to one of Help for Heroes’s Recovery Centres, Tedworth House, on the border of Wiltshire and Hampshire. The Prince spent time speaking with former service personnel who have received support through the Help for Heroes Hidden Wounds program, which provides mental health assessments … Continue reading

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Princess Tessy Makes First Appearance Since Divorce Announcement

  January 23, 2017 at 4:47 pm by

In her first public appearance since the announcement she and husband Prince Louis were divorcing, Princess Tessy of Luxembourg attended the 2017 Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Gala Awards Dinner in Utah on Sunday night. She wore a white satin cocktail dress with a side panels of lace and a black belt for the event, posing for photographs with other attendees on the red carpet. The Creative Coalition is a “nonprofit, nonpartisan … Continue reading

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Spain’s Kings and Queens Present The National Sports Awards

  January 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were joined by the former regent couple, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, for the presentation of the 2015 National Sports Awards at the Royal Palace of El Pardo today. The annual awards are presented to Spanish sports people or organisations that through have contributed to the “promotion or spread of physical activity” through  “their direct activity of personal initiative, as well as … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline Celebrates Sixtieth Birthday

  January 23, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Monaco’s Princess Caroline turns sixty years old today, January 23. Born in 1957 at the Prince’s Palace, Caroline is the eldest child of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and film star Grace Kelly. Her two siblings – Albert and Stephanie – were born in 1958 and 1965 respectively. Speaking five languages, the Princess studied philosophy at Sorbonne University after completing her baccalaureate. As a young woman, Princess Caroline was noted for her beauty … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Sanssouci Palace

  January 22, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Schloss Sanssouci Location: Potsdam, Brandenburg, Federal Republic of Germany Built: 1745-1747; 1840s (expansion) Architect: Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff; Ludwig Persius (expansion) Commissioned By: Friedrich II (“The Great”) of Prussia Style: Rococò Rooms: 36 On The Palace Grounds: Sanssouci Park, Sanssouci Picture Gallery, Temple of Friendship, Chinese House, Orangery Current Owner: Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg for the City of Potsdam Current Use: Tourist attraction UNESCO World Heritage Site: Listed since 1990 A full list of Palace Profiles can be found here.

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Queen Margrethe Opens European Capital of Culture For 2017

  January 21, 2017 at 8:14 pm by

At the Aarhus Concert Hall, Queen Margrethe II tonight has officially opened the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017. The city was named one of two Capitals of Culture by the European Union for this year; the ECOC is designed to “highlight the richness and diversity of cultures in Europe”. The Queen set off a parade of illuminated lanterns in the shape of various ships from the Concert Hall through … Continue reading

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New Photos As Princess Ingrid Alexandra Becomes A Teen

  January 21, 2017 at 7:57 am by

Norway’s Princess Ingrid Alexandra today celebrates her thirteenth birthday, and the Royal Court has released a series of new photographs to mark the occasion. The photos were taken last month by Cornelius Poppe. The Princess is the elder child of Crown Prince Haakon and his wife Mette-Marit, and is second in line to the Norwegian throne after her father. She was born at Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet in 2004 and has two … Continue reading

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Cake and Balloons For Birthday Girl Sophie During Devon Visit

  January 20, 2017 at 3:02 pm by

There was a surprise birthday cake on hand today for the Countess of Wessex as she attended the annual general meeting of the Devon County Agricultural Association. With a broad grin on her face, Sophie – who turns 52 – cut into the cake that was decorated with icing farm animals (quite apt, considering the event). Sophie had been elected the Association’s President for the year during the meeting, saying … Continue reading

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Cambridge Family To Move To London On Full-Time Basis In Autumn

  January 20, 2017 at 11:21 am by

Kensington Palace issued a press release this morning that confirmed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with their two children, will be moving back to London and residing at their Kensington Palace residence for a larger portion of the year as they look to increase their official duties. The change is set to take place in the coming autumn. “Their Royal Highnesses are keen to continue to increase their official work … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde at 44: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  January 20, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Belgium’s Queen Mathilde celebrates her 44th birthday today, so we’re taking a quick look at some of her best fashion moments… 5. For National Day in 2005, when she was pregnant with her third child, Mathilde chose a soft pink ensemble with trailing chiffon flowers over one shoulder – with a matching flower pinned to the back of her chignon. 4. A classic black and white combination is difficult to ruin, and … Continue reading

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‘Bunte’ Publishes Exclusive Interview with Isenburg’s Hereditary Princess

  January 20, 2017 at 7:24 am by

An exclusive interview with Hereditary Princess Sarah von Isenburg was published by German magazine Bunte last night. The Princess, who is married to Hereditary Prince Alexander von Isenburg, revealed the full name of her newborn daughter – Princess Zita Maria Immaculata Elisabeth Irina. “She is a great pleasure,” Sarah said of the newborn, before adding that the couple’s elder daughter, 14-month-old Princess Alix Imagina, is “very affectionate with her little sister” and “shows … Continue reading

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Japan’s Emperor and Empress To Visit Vietnam and Thailand

  January 20, 2017 at 6:32 am by

The Emperor and Empress of Japan will be making their first official visit to Vietnam at the end of February, the Japanese Government has announced today. It is expected they will meet with top members of Vietnam’s Government, including President Trần Đại Quang, during the five-day visit, as well visit the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh. On March 5, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will stop in Thailand before returning to Japan the … Continue reading

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On This Day: Princess Diana Visits Children’s Hospital

  January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am by

January 20, 1987: Diana, Princess of Wales during a visit to the Tadworth Court Hospital for Children.

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Princess Stéphanie Joined By Brother and Children For Circus Festival Opening Night

  January 19, 2017 at 7:33 pm by

The 41st International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo kicked off this evening with the opening performance at the Fontvieille Big Top. As they do each year, several members of the Grimaldi family were in attendance for the performance. Princess Stéphanie, who is the President of the Festival, was accompanied by her brother, Prince Albert II, and two of her children, Louis and Pauline Ducruet. Wearing the Festival’s official scarves over their outfits, … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Makes Annual Visit to Women’s Institute Meeting

  January 19, 2017 at 4:47 pm by

Looking bright and cheery in a fuchsia coat and frock, Queen Elizabeth II this afternoon paid her annual visit to the Sandringham chapter of the Women’s Institute at West Newton Village Hall. After being greeted by the chapter’s vice-president, Yvonne Browne, Her Majesty headed inside for tea, cakes and gingerbread with other members. Historian Lucy Worsley, known for her presentation of many historical documentaries on the BBC, was this year’s guest speaker. The Queen … Continue reading

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Royals in Davos For World Economic Forum

  January 19, 2017 at 12:13 pm by

The second last week of January typically means one event for some royals: a trip to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. This year’s attendees included King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, and Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway. They have spent varying amounts of time the past few days at the Forum, meeting with other world leaders like … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Becomes Patron of Botswana Rhino Charity

  January 19, 2017 at 8:51 am by

Kensington Palace has announced a new patronage for Prince Harry: he has agreed to become patron of Rhino Conservation Botswana. The purpose of the charity is to “help raise awareness of the plight of Africa’s black and white rhinos and inspire positive action” to protect the species. Harry spoke in a video that was published alongside the announcement, saying that “the rhino is one of Africa’s most iconic species…the black … Continue reading

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Happy 80th Birthday Princess Birgitta!

  January 19, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Today is the eightieth birthday of Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern. Born on January 19, 1937, Birgitta Ingeborg Alice is the second of five children born to Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The Princess and her siblings (Princesses Margaretha, Desireé and Christina, and the current King Carl XVI Gustaf) spent their childhood at Haga Palace, with the residence giving the four sisters a … Continue reading

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