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Closing of the Octave Marked in Luxembourg

  May 21, 2017 at 7:33 pm by

The Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg helped to mark the closing of the Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg, a major religious celebration in the small Grand Duchy that takes place each year on the 5th Sunday following Easter. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were present at a morning mass, before they were joined by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, Prince Félix and Princess Claire … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Honoured At Fashion For Relief Gala

  May 21, 2017 at 6:05 pm by

The Queen of Jordan was honoured for her humanitarian efforts at the 2017 Fashion for Relief gala in Cannes, France on Sunday. Speaking at the event, Queen Rania said that it was incredibly important for people around the world to continue to support the plight of refugees, which is a forefront concern for Jordan as they host over 2.5million refugees, approximately 1.3million of those being from Syria. “The global community is fragile … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Hampton Court Palace

  May 21, 2017 at 4:00 am by

The main entrance of Hampton Court Palace Location: Richmond upon Thames, London, United Kingdom Built: 1515-1540 (original form); 1689-1694 and 1697-1700 (current form) Architect: Sir Christopher Wren and William Talman (current form) Commissioned By: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Henry VIII of England (original form); Mary II and William III of England (current form) Style: Tudor, Italian Renaissance, Baroque Rooms: Over 1,000 On The Palace Grounds: Banqueting House, Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Maze Current Owner: H.M. The Queen of the United Kingdom, in right … Continue reading

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Saudi King Welcomes US President to Riyadh

  May 20, 2017 at 8:32 pm by

King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has welcomed the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to Saudi Arabia on Saturday for an official visit. An official welcoming took place at King Khalid International Airport, before the parties headed to the Royal Court. The two leaders had a private audience following a luncheon at the Royal Court in the capital, where President Trump was awarded the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud. … Continue reading

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Prince Joachim Participates in Classic Race Aarhus

  May 20, 2017 at 4:01 pm by

He is known as an avid classic car lover, and Prince Joachim continued with this passion on Friday and Saturday as he participated in the Classic Race Aarhus, driving for Team Cortina Racing in the 65 Class of cars. Three of his four children – Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena – joined him at the track, enjoying themselves in soap carts ahead of the main motor racing. Queen … Continue reading

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George and Charlotte Make Adorable Bridal Children As Aunt Pippa Weds

  May 20, 2017 at 7:59 am by

Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge made two charming bridal children this morning at the wedding of their maternal aunt, Pippa Middleton, to James Matthews at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. The two youngsters, dressed in outfits from Pepa & Co, arrived with the six other bridal children, and were supervised by their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, as the group waited in the church entrance for the bride … Continue reading

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Fiftieth Birthday of Crown Prince Pavlos

  May 20, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Today is the fiftieth birthday of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, the eldest son of the former King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes. He was born in Athens in May 1967 as the heir presumptive to his father. Later that year, Pavlos and his family were forced to flee Greece following a failed counter-coup launched by King Constantine to overthrow the Junta regime. The family first settled in … Continue reading

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Japanese Government Approves Bill To Allow Emperor’s Abdication

  May 19, 2017 at 5:25 pm by

The Japanese Cabinet on Friday approved a bill that will allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate the throne. It will now be submitted to a full sitting of Parliament for final approval, which is is likely to receive as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a majority. Emperor Akihito made his desire to abdicate public last August. Once the bill – which is specifically written to allow only the current Emperor to … Continue reading

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The Loudest Pants In The Land: Mike Tindall Hosts Charity Golf Day

  May 19, 2017 at 2:35 pm by

It was not difficult to spot Mike Tindall on the golf course at The Belfry Hotel and Resort in Sutton Coldfield on Friday, as his bright blue comic-book printed golf pants easily stood out on the green. The former rugby player was joined by wife Zara, brother-in-law Peter Phillips and a number of celebrities and sportspeople for the ISPS Handa Mike Tindall 5th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic, held to raise funds … Continue reading

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Máxima and Mozah Attend ‘Law, Education and The SDGs’ Seminar in The Hague

  May 19, 2017 at 10:36 am by

In The Hague on Friday, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was joined by Qatar’s Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser for an international seminar on education at The Hague Institute for Global Justice. The seminar – ‘Law, Education and The SDGs’ – aim is to bring attention to education in countries currently involved in armed conflict or insecurity, to discuss children’s rights to an education despite the circumstances of their surroundings. The … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Curtsey For The Queen

  May 19, 2017 at 5:00 am by

May 19, 1972: The Duchess of Windsor (1896-1986) curtseys to her niece, Queen Elizabeth II, as the monarch arrives to her home in Paris. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales, was on a state visit to France. The family took time out of their official schedule on the final day of the state visit to see the Duke and Duchess, the Queen’s paternal uncle and … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joins Birthday Celebrations For Archduchess Helene of Austria

  May 18, 2017 at 10:03 pm by

On one of her rare private night outs Thursday evening, Queen Elizabeth II attended a dinner at The Ivy in London to celebrate Archduchess Helene of Austria’s 80th birthday. The Queen, wearing a cream lace dress underneath a black paisley shawl, was spotted upon arrival and on departure from the party, which was also attended by Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Archduchess Helene is the daughter of Count Carl Theodor … Continue reading

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A Sofia Double-Act In Stockholm For Dementia Forum X Conference

  May 18, 2017 at 4:20 pm by

There were two royal Sofias present at the Dementia Forum X international conference at the Bernadotte Library in Stockholm on Thursday: Queen Sofia of Spain and Princess Sofia of Sweden. The Queen of Sweden was also present. The trio participated in the forum, first held in 2015, which was attended by 120 individuals from around the globe who have an interest in dementia care and research and have the ability … Continue reading

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William and Harry Present Legacy Award Honouring Their Late Mother

  May 18, 2017 at 3:06 pm by

At St James’s Palace on Thursday, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry presented the inaugural Legacy Award established by the Diana Award to honour the memory of their late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. The Legacy Award was presented to twenty youths who have shown “outstanding displays of kindness, compassion and service to others”. “I cannot believe how young you all are, most of you are still at school. When … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Announces Divorce

  May 18, 2017 at 10:32 am by

A press release from the Danish Royal Court has this morning announced that Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her husband, Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, have made the decision to divorce. “It’s an incredibly difficult decision. We have known each other for 30 years, but have come to a point where we must acknowledge that we have grown apart. We end our marriage, but stay together in parenthood. The whole family, … Continue reading

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Stéphanie Stuns In White Ralph Lauren At Cannes Film Festival

  May 17, 2017 at 7:04 pm by

The Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg pulled out all the stops Wednesday evening for her first appearance at the Cannes Film Festival, wearing a lovely white Ralph Lauren evening gown. Stephanie paired the simple gown (previously seen on Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria last year) with a gorgeous pair of diamond and pink stone figure-eight earrings. She is currently in Cannes with her husband, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, and the Luxembourg … Continue reading

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Land Ahoy! Prince Henrik and Princess Athena Join Parents On Skoleskibet Danmark

  May 17, 2017 at 3:44 pm by

Denmark’s Prince Henrik and Princess Athena on Wednesday joined their parents, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, for the arrival of the Skoleskibet Danmark into Copenhagen Harbour. The royals were aboard the ship – which is used to educate 80 cadets in seaman duties – as it sailed into Copenhagen Harbour on the second-last stop in its five month journey. The two youngsters appeared to enjoy themselves immensely on the water, though … Continue reading

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Gratulerer Med Dagen Norge! Norway Celebrates National Day

  May 17, 2017 at 3:23 pm by

The Norwegian Royal Family has helped the country celebrate National Day with traditional festivities at Skaugum and in Oslo. Crown Prince Haakon (who has already started to grow his beard back!) and Crown Princess Mette-Marit with their two children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus kicked off the day on the steps of their home in Asker, watching the Asker Municipality children’s parade go past. The family – joined … Continue reading

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Infanta Sofía Has Her First Holy Communion

  May 17, 2017 at 9:52 am by

In a ceremony at the Our Lady of Assumption Chapel in Aravaca this morning, Infanta Sofía of Spain – younger daughter of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia – had her first holy communion alongside twenty classmates from the Primaria del Colegio Santa María de los Rosales. The Infanta, who celebrated her tenth birthday last month, posed for photos outside the chapel as she arrived with her parents and elder sister, the … Continue reading

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The Queen of The Netherlands At 46: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  May 17, 2017 at 5:00 am by

The exuberant Queen Máxima of the Netherlands today celebrates her 46th birthday. The subject of today’s Top Five Fashion Moments post is well-known for both her fashion hits and her fashion misses: when Máxima gets it right, she gets. it. right. But when she gets it wrong? It makes you wonder if there’s a mirror at Villa Eikenhorst. Luckily for us, we’re all about the positives on Her Majesty’s birthday – and … Continue reading

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