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Princess Alexandra Breaks Wrist, Cancels Engagements

  March 2, 2017 at 7:11 am by

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Princess Alexandra of Kent has been forced to cancel several of her upcoming engagements on the advice of her doctors after breaking her wrist. The Daily Express reports the Princess had a fall which caused the break. Alexandra, who is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, has been a stalwart of the Royal Family since the late 1950s, when she was asked … Continue reading

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Prince Oscar of Sweden Turns One

  March 2, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Sweden’s second youngest Prince, Oscar, today celebrates his milestone first birthday. The Royal Court has released a photograph of the little one taken by his mother, Crown Princess Victoria, to mark the day. Prince Oscar is the second child of the Crown Princess and her husband, Prince Daniel. He is third in line for the Swedish throne. Idag fyller Prins Oscar 1 år. Grattis! Foto: Kronprinsessan Victoria Happy birthday Prince … Continue reading

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Spain’s Queen Attends ‘Women and Disability’ Conference

  March 1, 2017 at 3:39 pm by

At the Lienzo Norte Exhibition and Conference Centre in Ávila on Wednesday, Queen Letizia of Spain spoke at the ‘Women and Disability: We Crossed Borders’ conference on its final day. She said that it was of great importance that “no disabled women should be marginalized, harassed, mistreated or discriminated against.” The purpose of the two-day conference is to discuss “strategies and actions that contribute to the equality and empowerment of women … Continue reading

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Prince William Launches Award For School Children During Visit to Wales School

  March 1, 2017 at 2:51 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge visited the Llanfoist Fawr Primary School in Wales today to officially launch the Prince William Award, an initiative for children aged 6-14 to help build their “resilience, confidence and good character”. William joined in with pupils participating in activities set up by the Award to boost their skills in different ways, based on their age group. With the ‘Pioneer’ group (ages 6-8), the Prince helped make towers … Continue reading

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King Abdullah Meets With British Prime Minister

  March 1, 2017 at 5:24 am by

The King of Jordan had a meeting with Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday March 1. Both expressed the desire for the relationship between Jordan and the UK to continue to grow in the years to come, as there is a “long tradition of working together” according to Prime Minister May. King Abdullah also met with members of the Houses of Lords and Commons, with whom … Continue reading

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Reports: Pierre and Beatrice Welcome Baby Boy

  February 28, 2017 at 9:19 am by

It is being reported that Beatrice Borromeo has given birth to her first child with husband Pierre Casiraghi, a baby boy born today, February 28, in Monaco. While the news has not been officially confirmed by a spokesperson for the couple, or of Princess Caroline, four hours ago Beatrice’s sister Matilde posted a scenic photograph of the Monaco harbour with the caption “28/2/2017 new date to add in the calendar for … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Opens New Ronald McDonald House in London

  February 28, 2017 at 8:53 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge has this morning opened a new Ronald McDonald House Charities accommodation facility nearby the Evelina London Children’s Hospital. After being welcomed with a bouquet of red, white and yellow roses from 8-year-old Isabelle, whose brother is currently a patient at the hospital, Catherine was given a tour of the new House that provides families of ill children the ability to stay close by while they are receiving treatment. … Continue reading

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Tongan Queen Mother’s Body Arrives Back In Homeland

  February 28, 2017 at 7:52 am by

The body of Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho of Tonga has arrived back in the country aboard a Royal New Zealand Airforce Hercules aircraft today, greeted at the Fuaʻamotu International Airport by members of the Royal Family led by her grandson, Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala. Her casket was then taken to the Royal Palace via car, passing by hundreds of local school children who lined the streets of the capital to pay their respects to … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Reception Marking Start of UK-India Year of Culture

  February 27, 2017 at 7:39 pm by

At Buckingham Palace on Monday evening, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh hosted a reception to mark the beginning of the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture, which is designed to further cultivate the “deep cultural ties” between the UK and India. The guests – which included a number of celebrities such as actress Ayesha Dharker and Kunal Nayyar from The Big Bang Theory, as well as people of Indian heritage from … Continue reading

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The ‘A Team’ Pose For Photos On Lech Ski Slopes With Parents

  February 27, 2017 at 12:35 pm by

The annual Lech photo session of the Dutch Royal Family took place on Monday, with the King and Queen and their three daughters taking centre stage on the slopes as the press got their photos. Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane (informally known as the ‘A Team’) showed off their skiing skills as they went up and down the hills alongside their parents. But the best part of this year’s … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cornwall Helps To Welcome Soldiers Returning From Iraq

  February 27, 2017 at 10:07 am by

On Monday February 27 at the Normandy Barracks in Aldershot, the Duchess of Cornwall helped military families officially welcome home soldiers from the 4th Battalion The Rifles after a four-month deployment to Iraq. The Duchess, who is the Royal Colonel of the regiment, inspected the troops during a muster parade, before addressing the crowd. “In the most difficult circumstances you have shown your usual skill and spirit, no matter what … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Tokyo Imperial Palace

  February 26, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Moat and bridge on the grounds of the Imperial Palace Location: Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan Built: 1888 (original), 1968 (current) Built By: Takenaka Corporation (current) Commissioned By: Emperor Meiji of Japan (original), Emperor Hirohito of Japan/State of Japan (current) Style: Traditional Japanese/Modernist On The Palace Grounds: Chōwaden Reception Hall, Imperial Household Agency Headquarters, Fukiage Garden, Tōkagakudō Music Hall Current Owner: The State of Japan Current Use: Official residence of T.I.M. The Emperor and Empress of Japan Fun Fact: The Palace complex … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène Attends AMREF Gala

  February 24, 2017 at 8:12 pm by

The Princess of Monaco was present at a gala held to raise funds for the African Medical and Research Foundation on Friday evening in Monte Carlo. A number of Italian and local celebrities were also at the gala, to which Charlène wore a gold sequinned evening gown designed in a snake-skin pattern. AMREF is the largest non-governmental organisation in Africa that is “committed to improving health and health care” on the … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: King Harald’s 70th Birthday Gala

  February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am by

As part of the multi-day festivities to celebrate his 70th birthday, King Harald V of Norway hosted a gala banquet at the Royal Palace of Oslo on February 24, 2007. Guests from across Europe’s royal houses were present, enjoying dinner, dancing and a firework display from the Palace balcony.

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Attend Return Dinner Hosted By Argentine President

  February 23, 2017 at 8:17 pm by

The President of Argentina this evening hosted a return dinner at El Pardo Palace in Madrid to thank the King and Queen of Spain for their hospitality during this week’s state visit. Over 350 people from business, sports and arts fields were invited to the dinner, and each were received by both King Felipe and Queen Letizia, and President Macri and First Lady Juliana Awada. At the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Iñaki Urdangarín To Remain In Switzerland During Appeal Process

  February 23, 2017 at 5:12 pm by

A court in Palma de Mallorca has decided that Iñaki Urdangarín will be allowed to continue living in Switzerland with his family until the conclusion of the appeal process against the guilty verdict he was handed last week in the Nóos corruption case. Iñaki is required to meet with local authorities on the first day of each month and inform the court if he changes residence at any time. He will not … Continue reading

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Second Daughter For Hubertus and Kelly von Saxe-Coburg und Gotha

  February 23, 2017 at 4:38 pm by

The Hereditary Prince and Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha welcomed their third child into the world on Wednesday. Newborn Princess Madeleine enjoys “great health” according to the family’s spokesperson. The new Princess’s full name is Madeleine Aurelia Victoria Carin.  Hubertus and Kelly, who married in 2009, already have two children: Princess Katharina, born 2014, and Phillipp, born 2015.

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Happy Fifth Birthday to Princess Estelle!

  February 23, 2017 at 6:12 am by

Sweden’s Princess Estelle today celebrates her fifth birthday, and the Royal Court has released two new photographs to mark the day. The photos – in black and white – show the young Princess relaxing on a couch and were taken by Anna-Lena Ahlström. Princess Estelle is the elder child of Crow Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, and as such is the second in line for the Swedish throne. New photos of … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Debuts The Fleur de Lys Tiara During Argentinian State Visit Gala

  February 22, 2017 at 8:49 pm by

The Queen of Spain made the day of royal watchers everywhere Wednesday night at the gala banquet for the President of Argentina as she debuted the ‘biggest gun’ in the collection of tiaras at her disposal: the diamond Fleur de Lys tiara that dates back to Queen Victoria Eugenia. Paired with a simple black evening gown from Felipe Varela and the sky blue sash of the Argentine Order of the Liberator General … Continue reading

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Danish Princess Open Conferences and Debates

  February 22, 2017 at 5:39 pm by

Denmark’s ‘M’ Princesses were out and about today, attending conferences and debates. Crown Princess Mary was present and gave a speech at the Copenhagen Business School’s CBS Case Competition panel debate. The theme of the day’s panel debate was ‘Opportunities in Crises’. Meanwhile, in Birkerød, Princess Marie officially opened BIGMUN – Birkerød High School Model United Nations – at the school. The high school has hosted a model UN event for its … Continue reading

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