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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to New Zealand, Day Two

  November 5, 2015 at 8:58 am by

Day two of their tour of New Zealand began with separate events in Wellington for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Prince Charles paid a visit to Tawa College, where he was welcomed by students performing the haka, the traditional Māori war dance. He spent time speaking with several students about sports, their music lessons, and also the sustainability of wool to younger students who have studied the product (Charles himself … Continue reading

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Tunisian President on State Visit to Sweden

  November 4, 2015 at 9:35 pm by

The President of Tunisia, Mr Beji Caïd Essebsi, is currently on a state visit to Sweden. He and his wife, Saida Caïd Essebsi, were welcomed at Arlanda Airport by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel ahead of the official welcoming ceremony and luncheon at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. View image | gettyimages.com King Carl XVI Gustaf hosted a state banquet this evening, where guests dined on smoked trout, baked cod with … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Tours Underground Railway Construction Site

  November 4, 2015 at 5:19 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh engaged one of his passions during a tour of the underground railway site being constructed underneath Farrington today. Donning a fluro orange safety vest and a white hard hat, Prince Philip was shown the tunnels being waterproofed, walked the new platforms and spoke with the engineers and workers who are completing the Crossrail project. View image | gettyimages.com The Duke has a long-standing interest in engineering, … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima and Princess Mary Attend Women’s Shelters Conference

  November 4, 2015 at 3:58 pm by

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today attended the World Conference of Women’s Shelters in The Hague. The Dutch Queen, in her first public engagement since the kidney infection which forced her to miss most of the state visit to China, delivered a speech at the conference, the third to be hosted by the Global Network of Women’s Shelters to help create dialogue about ways to eliminate violence against … Continue reading

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Marie of Romania’s Heart Returned to Pelişor Castle

  November 4, 2015 at 10:49 am by

The late Queen Marie of Romania’s heart was returned to her place of death yesterday, in a ceremony attended by her great-granddaughter Crown Princess Margarita, as well as her descendants in the Austria-Tuscany line. Beginning at the National Museum of Romanian History, the silver casket containing the British-born Queen’s heart was given a military farewell in front of a crowded street before it was placed into a car and driven to … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to New Zealand, Day One

  November 4, 2015 at 8:19 am by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall touched down in New Zealand today, beginning their twelve-day tour of the country and it’s neighbour, Australia. Weather typical of New Zealand – wind – greeted the couple upon their early afternoon arrival at Wellington International Airport, playing havoc with Camilla’s skirt and umbrella. Prime Minister John Key and his wife Bronagh were inside the military terminal to welcome the couple, … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family Attend Remembrance Mass

  November 2, 2015 at 8:33 pm by

This morning members of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg attended the annual mass of remembrance at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Luxembourg honouring deceased members of the Grand Ducal Family. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were joined by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, Archduchess Marie-Astrid and Archduke Carl Christian for the mass, which was presided over by Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich.

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Well Done Team! Harry Greets Walking With The Wounded Trekkers

  November 1, 2015 at 5:29 pm by

After presenting the Rugby World Cup trophy on Saturday night at Twickenham Stadium, it was then to Buckingham Palace on Sunday for Prince Harry, as he welcomed the six ex-servicemen and women who participated in the Walk of Britain. Andrew Bement, Matt Fisher, Stewart Hill, Matt Fisher, Scott Ransley, Alec Robotham, Scott Ransley and Kirstie Ennis were greeted by the Prince in the forecourt of the Palace, marking the conclusion … Continue reading

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Frederik, Mary and Children at the Hubertus Hunt

  November 1, 2015 at 1:16 pm by

The Crown Princely Family of Denmark today attended the Hubertus Hunt in Dyrehaven, north of Copenhagen. Arriving in a horse-drawn carriage, the youngest children – Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – sat up front next to the driver to get the best view of the track leading up to the Hermitage Palace (Prince Christian was in the back with mum and dad). Over 40,000 people were present to watch … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Presents Rugby World Cup Trophy To New Zealand’s All Blacks

  October 31, 2015 at 8:27 pm by

Prince Harry was joined by his grandfather, Prince Philip, and his brother, Prince William, at the Rugby World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand tonight at Twickenham Stadium. View image | gettyimages.com The three Princes watched on as the All Blacks defeated the Wallabies 34-17 to take out back-to-back Webb Ellis trophies. Prince Albert II of Monaco was also present for the match. View image | gettyimages.com Once the game … Continue reading

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The Princess of Asturias Celebrates Tenth Birthday

  October 31, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Leonor, the Princess of Asturias today celebrates her tenth birthday. The eldest of the two daughters of the-then Prince and Princess of Asturias, Leonor was born an Infanta of Spain at the Ruber International Clinic in Madrid. She was baptised in January 2006 at Zarzuela Palace, with her paternal grandparents, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, acting as her godparents. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Leonor during the summer holidays … Continue reading

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Princess Leonor Awarded Order of the Golden Fleece

  October 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm by

The Princess of Asturias, who celebrates her tenth birthday tomorrow, has been awarded the Order of the Golden Fleece by her father, King Felipe VI; the first awarding of this Order of his reign. The honour was approved by the Council of Ministers today. The Order of the Golden Fleece was found in 1430 by Philip III, Duke of Burgundy to mark his marriage to Isabella of Portugal. In previous … Continue reading

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Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko On Brazilian Visit

  October 28, 2015 at 10:47 pm by

Prince and Princess Akishino of Japan have begun a ten-day official visit to Brazil, to mark 120 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The couple arrived in São Paulo earlier this morning; their first visit was to Ibirapuera Park where they laid a wreath at the Monument to Japanese Immigration Pioneers and planted a commemorative tree. View image | gettyimages.com During their visit, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko will … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Meets the Obamas, Promotes Support for Wounded Veterans

  October 28, 2015 at 7:15 pm by

It was all about a cause close to his heart for Prince Harry on his flying visit to the East Coast of the United States today, as he met with the Obamas and visited wounded veterans. View image | gettyimages.com The Prince stopped at the White House for a meeting with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr Jill Biden, the wife of the Vice President, before the trio headed down to … Continue reading

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Princess Shahnaz Pahlavi Turns 75

  October 27, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Today Princess Shahnaz Pahlavi celebrates her 75th birthday. She was born in Tehran in 1940 as the only child of Mohammed Reza, the Shah of Iran, and his first wife, Princess Fawzia of Egypt.  Her parents officially divorced when she was eight years old, Shahnaz staying in Iran with her father until she went to Switzerland to study before she married Ardeshir Zahedi at the age of 17 in 1957. View image | … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit to Indonesia, Days Two and Three

  October 24, 2015 at 7:49 am by

The Danish State Visit to Indonesia continued on Friday and Saturday, with the Regent Couple undertaking engagements in Jakarta and Yogyakarta. As with the previous day, a number of these engagements had a focus on promoting Danish business interests in Indonesia. On Friday there was a Design and Lifestyle Fair, a visit to Grundfos where Prince Henrik was told about how the company is developing ways to create better water access … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Attend Royal Academy Formal Gathering

  October 24, 2015 at 1:39 am by

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia were last night the representatives of the Swedish Royal Family at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences’ formal gathering, held at the Stockholm Concert Hall. During the event, Prince Carl Philip presented the Academy’s medals for the 2015 year. Princess Sofia – whose first pregnancy was announced last week – wore a beige long-sleeved evening gown with sequinned embellishment, which was accessorised with the sash … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens YMCA Soldiers’ Transition Housing

  October 23, 2015 at 5:50 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today opened a new housing unit for returned servicemen and women in Høvelte, close to the YMCA’s Veteran Centre in the area. Wearing a navy double-breasted coat (pinned to the lapel was a ‘Fight Cancer’ pin from which proceeds go the National Collection to Fight Cancer), the Crown Princess officially opened the houses before being given a tour of the facilities and meeting with the veterans who … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Opens Newcastle University London Campus

  October 23, 2015 at 6:37 am by

Princess Eugenie of York opened the new London campus of her alma mater, Newcastle University, on Wednesday night. Alongside the University’s vice-chancellor, Professor Chris Brink, she attended a reception held to make the opening, and met with staff and students before unveiling a sculpture, entitled ‘Critical Mass’, designed by fellow graduate Joseph Hillier. Last night @nclalumni Princess Eugenie helped launch @NewcastleUniLDN https://t.co/FJ2NEpEjSu pic.twitter.com/yDzreOk7Yh — Newcastle University (@StudentsNCL) October 22, 2015 The Princess … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit to Indonesia, Day One

  October 22, 2015 at 10:42 pm by

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark today officially began the first state visit of a Danish head of state to Indonesia, starting with an official welcoming at the Presidential Palace from President Joko Widodo. View image | gettyimages.com The ceremony included the customary inspection of the guard of honour outside the Palace, and the national anthems of both countries were played before a meeting took place inside, where a … Continue reading

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