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Félix and Claire At Cannes Charity Gala

  May 26, 2017 at 7:53 am by

Earlier this week, Luxembourg’s Prince Félix and Princess Claire made the trip to Cannes for a gala benefiting Le Sourire de Lucie, a charity which raises money to support sufferers of the rare Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome, a recessive type of ichthyosis. Félix and Claire posed for photos on the red carpet during the event, held as part of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, on Tuesday evening. The Princess wore a lovely baby pink strapless lace … Continue reading

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On This Day: Mary of Teck, Future British Queen, Is Born

  May 26, 2017 at 7:00 am by

150 years ago, a Princess was born at Kensington Palace – Victoria Mary of Teck. Her father was a German Prince who later became the Duke of Teck, while her mother was a granddaughter of the British King George III. May, as she was known, would bring her family back into the main line of the British Royal Family through her marriage to a future British King. Princess May spent … Continue reading

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175 Years Since Christian Married Louise: Their Descendants Today

  May 26, 2017 at 6:00 am by

On May 26, 1842 at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg married Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel. They would become King and Queen of Denmark in 1863, and Louise was successful in making glittering matches for the couple’s six children that links them to almost all of Europe’s reigning royal houses. To mark the 175th anniversary of this wedding, we have put together an overview of the descendants – both … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Wedding Guest Grace

  May 26, 2017 at 5:00 am by

May 26, 1970: Princess Grace of Monaco (1929-1982) attends a wedding in the French Riviera town of St Tropez.

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Jordanian Royals Celebrate Independence Day

  May 25, 2017 at 8:09 pm by

May 25 marks Independence Day in Jordan, it is the day the Kingdom gained full independence from Britain in 1946. To celebrate the day, members of the Jordanian Royal Family attended various events in Amman. King Abdullah and Queen Rania led the celebrations at Raghadan Palace, which included a documentary screening, medal presentation to multiple organisations and individuals to recognise their efforts to “enhance the progress” of Jordan, and music performances. … Continue reading

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Joachim and Marie Open Sternfahrt 2017 Trade Fair

  May 25, 2017 at 4:48 pm by

At Sønderborg Castle in South Jutland on Thursday, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark officially opened Feuerwehr-Sternfahrt 2017, an “international trade fair for volunteer fire and rescue people”.  The Prince and Princess were given a tour of the trade fair following the opening ceremony, with Prince Joachim’s eye caught by the historic fire trucks on display. “It was probably the old drivers of the trucks themselves who have stood and … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Dons Blue For Garden Party With Dad

  May 25, 2017 at 3:37 pm by

A special garden party was held at Buckingham Palace on Thursday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. The Duke of York and his daughter Princess Eugenie hosted the event on behalf of the Queen. The royal duo mingled with guests who have links to the charity, which was founded in early 1917 in response to an increase in car accidents on streets. Its aim … Continue reading

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Japan’s Royal Ladies Attend Red Cross Annual Meeting

  May 25, 2017 at 11:09 am by

Empress Michiko was joined by several ladies from the Imperial Family for the annual National Red Cross Convention in Tokyo earlier today. The Empress, as Honorary President of the Japanese Red Cross Society, was tasked with delivering medal and certificates to individuals and organisations in recognition of their contribution to the Red Cross. This year marks the 140th anniversary of the Japanese Red Cross Society, so there were three extra … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Visits Terror Attack Victims At Manchester Children’s Hospital

  May 25, 2017 at 8:13 am by

Queen Elizabeth made the trip north today to pay an unannounced visit to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, where she met teenage victims of Monday night’s terrorist attack at Manchester Arena. She labelled the attack “dreadful” and said it was “very wicked. To target that sort of thing” as she spoke with 14-year-old Evie Mills, who was injured in the bomb blast following the conclusion of Ariana Grande’s Manchester show. The … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Presents New Colours To RAF Halton

  May 24, 2017 at 7:32 pm by

During her visit to RAF Halton in Aylesbury on Wednesday, the Duchess of Cornwall presented the station with their new Queen’s Colour as well as attending the Graduation Parade of the most recent Air Force recruits. Camilla, who is Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Halton, presented the Colour to Flight Lieutenant Scott Ripley-Jones during a drumhead ceremony. She also awarded top graduates with awards for their success during training. In her speech to … Continue reading

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Final of ‘FameLab Spain’ Attended by Queen Letizia

  May 24, 2017 at 4:44 pm by

The Queen of Spain was present for the final of the fifth edition of ‘FameLab Spain 2017’, a competition to promote scientific communication. Wearing a white suit jacket-style vest over black trousers, Queen Letizia presented Universidad de Extremadura student Pedro Daniel Pajares with the first place prize for his presentation. FameLab, which began in the UK in 2005, brings together scientists to “engage and entertain by breaking down science, technology and … Continue reading

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Corps Diplomatique Gala Hosted at the Royal Palace Amsterdam

  May 23, 2017 at 8:33 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands hosted on Tuesday evening a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam for the diplomatic corps. The King and Queen – who wore the Württemberg Ornate Pearl Tiara with her pale gold gown – were photographed arriving to the Palace ahead of the dinner, while Princess Beatrix, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven were also seen upon departure. During the gala, King … Continue reading

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Worker Bee: Crown Princess Mary Helps Pack Mary Foundation Backpacks

  May 23, 2017 at 5:07 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark joined the production line at the LEGO Charity centre in Billund on Tuesday, helping staff to pack backpacks that are handed out to children when they arrive to crisis centres around Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. “With the backpack project, our ambition was to focus on the many children who grow up in violent homes. It was most of all a symbol and a recognition of … Continue reading

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Buckingham Palace Garden Party Holds Minute’s Silence For Manchester Victims

  May 23, 2017 at 4:39 pm by

During the second garden party of the year at Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth and members of the Royal Family have observed a minute’s silence in memory of the 22 people killed in Monday night’s terrorist attack at Manchester Arena. The Queen was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and Princess Eugenie of York for the garden party, which hosted 8,000 people from … Continue reading

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Royals Express Sorrow Over Manchester Attack

  May 23, 2017 at 7:36 am by

Europe’s heads of state have this morning expressed their sorrow and solidarity following the terrorist attack in Manchester last night, which killed 22 people when a bomb went off as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Over 50 people were injured in the attack. Other royals also shared their messages of support on social media. Queen Elizabeth II this morning issued a message to the Lord-Lieutenant … Continue reading

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Hurrah For The Tre Kronor! Swedish Royals Welcome Ice Hockey Champions To Palace

  May 22, 2017 at 7:37 pm by

Members of the Swedish Royal Family welcomed the Tre Kronor, Sweden’s men’s ice hockey team, to the Royal Palace in Stockholm on Monday to celebrate their success at the 2017 IIHF World Championship. Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar (aptly dressed in a Tre Kronor jersey) were centre stage as the players filed into the Palace, championship trophy in hand. Prince Oscar in particular was quite taken by the silverware, though it was … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens European Emergency Medical Services Congress

  May 22, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

At the Tivoli Hotel and Congress Centre in Copenhagen on Monday, Crown Princess Mary was charged with opening the 2017 European Emergency Medical Services Congress. Mary, wearing a navy blue dress with cape-style draping over the shoulders and a bronze and white floral brooch, attended several presentations on pre-hospital and emergency medicine. Later the Princess – who is the patron of this year’s congress – was shown the new ‘Babylance’, an ambulance which … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Celebrates Four Decades of Her Foundation

  May 22, 2017 at 3:48 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain today celebrated the fortieth anniversary of her foundation, the Queen Sofia Foundation, at the foundation’s Alzheimers Centre in Madrid. Also attending the event was King Juan Carlos I, and the reigning King and Queen. The Foundation was formed on May 17, 1977 by the Queen. It has since carried out over 150 projects with focuses on social action, health, education, women, agriculture and the environment. “This anniversary … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Pays Tribute To ‘Inspirational Staff’ In Video For Children’s Hospice Week

  May 22, 2017 at 9:55 am by

In a video released this morning by Kensington Palace to mark the beginning of Children’s Hospice Week, the Duchess of Cambridge has paid tribute to the “dedicated and inspirational” staff and volunteers who provide hospice and palliative care to children across the United Kingdom. “The work they do is extraordinary, and it really does make a world of difference,” Kate said in the video message, which was recorded in January … Continue reading

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Princess Mako’s First Official Duty Post-Engagement Confirmation

  May 22, 2017 at 6:04 am by

Japan’s Princess Mako today made her first official public appearance since last week’s announcement that she is engaged to be married to her long-time boyfriend. The Princess joined her parents, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo. The royal grouping viewed a special exhibition entitled ‘Treasures of the Natural World – Best of London’s Natural History Museum’ that consists of 180 pieces … Continue reading

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