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King of Morocco Lunches With French President For Last Time During Presidential Term

  May 2, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

On Tuesday, the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, was in France for a private audience and luncheon with the outgoing President of France, François Hollande, at the Palais de l’Élysée. The two leaders spoke about the strong Moroccan-French relationship that has been cultivated over the years, particularly in the fields of “security, sustainable development, culture and education”. A statement released by the Moroccan Royal Court said both King Mohammed and President Hollande, … Continue reading

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New Home Defence Colours Presented by Queen Margrethe

  May 2, 2017 at 10:21 am by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark presented two Home Defence units with their new colours on Tuesday in Skive and Copenhagen. The Landsdelsregion Vest, which was recently formed by the merged of the North and Central Jutland and Funen, South and South Jutland district units, and the Landsdelsregion Øst, recently renamed from Total Defence Region Zealand, both received their new colours in seperate ceremonies. During each ceremony, Queen Margrethe – in a sky blue overcoat … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Joins In Hike To Dana Village

  May 1, 2017 at 5:32 pm by

Jordan’s Queen Rania joined a group of hikers walking through the village of Dana, in the central-west of the country, on Monday. The hike is part of the Thru Hike 2017 organised by the Jordan Trail Association. After arriving in the village, the Queen spoke with members of the local community about the different projects they are doing to improve tourism to the area. The Jordan Trail’s purpose is to “unveil … Continue reading

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Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at Age Two

  May 1, 2017 at 8:00 am by

A new photograph of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge has been released by Kensington Palace ahead of her second birthday tomorrow, May 2. The photo – showing Charlotte wearing a yellow knitted cardigan with a blue sheep print – was taken last month by the Duchess of Cambridge in the grounds of the family’s home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall. Princess Charlotte is the younger child and only daughter of the Duke and … Continue reading

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New Polls Illustrate Public Support of Danish, Dutch, Swedish Monarchies

  April 30, 2017 at 8:09 am by

The results of a series of polls taken recently were released this week in Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden on various aspects of their respective monarchies. In Denmark, a Gallup poll commissioned by BT asked over 1,100 Danes which member of the royal family they felt represented Denmark the best. Crown Princess Mary received the highest average ranking, a 4.52 out of 5. “She does not have any weak points. … Continue reading

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New Photos of Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti To Celebrate 12th Birthday

  April 30, 2017 at 6:42 am by

A series of new photographs of Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, the youngest son of King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand, has been released by the King to mark the Prince’s twelfth birthday. They show the Prince partaking in a number of different sports alongside his father. Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti was born on April 29, 2005 at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, the only child of the-then Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and his … Continue reading

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Private Party Held For King Willem-Alexander At The Royal Mews

  April 30, 2017 at 6:17 am by

A private birthday party for King Willem-Alexander’s 50th birthday was held last night at the Royal Mews at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. Two photographs of the King with Queen Máxima and their three daughters were released this morning by the RVD. Few photos of the royal guests attending the festivities were published, as many of them were homed in Noordeinde Palace for their stay. Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Palace of Versailles

  April 30, 2017 at 5:00 am by

The rear of the Palace at sunset Location: Versailles, Île-de-France, the French Republic Built: 1623, 1631-1634 (original hunting lodge); 1661-1715 (expansion) Architect: Philibert Le Roy (original); Louis Le Vau (expansion) Commissioned By: Louis XIII of France (original); Louis XIV of France (expansion) Style: French Baroque Rooms: 700 On The Palace Grounds: The Grand and Petit Trianons, Pavillon de la Lanterne, Royal Opera of Versailles Current Owner: Établissement public du château, du musée et du domaine national de Versailles for the French State Current Use: Tourist … Continue reading

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A Civil Wedding In Amorbach Unites A Leiningen and A Prussian

  April 29, 2017 at 6:19 pm by

The civil wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand zu Leiningen and Viktoria Luise Prizessin von Preussen took place on the morning of Saturday April 29, at the refectory of the Leiningen family’s palace in Amorbach. Following the ceremony presided over by the Mayor of Amorbach, Peter Schmitt, a small reception was held for guests in the Palace’s Green Hall. Hereditary Prince Ferdinand is the elder son of Andreas, Prince of Leiningen and … Continue reading

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Prince Harry At Army v Navy Rugby Match At Twickenham

  April 29, 2017 at 4:55 pm by

On Saturday afternoon at Twickenham Stadium, Prince Harry was present as Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation at the 100th rugby union match between the British Army and the British Royal Navy senior teams. The Foundation was the benefiting charity of this year’s match. Prince Harry was able to meet the players of both teams ahead of kick-off, in which several Fijian players on the Army team knelt before the Prince in … Continue reading

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Another Milestone Birthday: Infanta Sofía Turns Ten

  April 29, 2017 at 5:00 am by

The younger daughter of the King and Queen of Spain, Infanta Sofía, today celebrates her tenth birthday. Sofía was born in the late afternoon of April 29, 2007 at Ruber International Hospital in Madrid when her parents were still the Prince and Princess of Asturias. She made her public debut five days later when she and her mother left hospital accompanied by her father and elder sister, Leonor. The Infanta was baptised … Continue reading

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Princess Anne To Join Queen As Patron of British Horse Society

  April 29, 2017 at 12:33 am by

The Princess Royal will join her mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as vice-patron of the British Horse Society, the charity announced on Friday. “We are delighted to have The Queen and The Princess Royal supporting The British Horse Society. The Princess Royal’s interest and support for all things equestrian is remarkable. We’re very excited about working with her,” the Chief Executive of the BHS, Lynn Petersen, said of the new appointment. … Continue reading

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Ari Behn Unhurt After Car Accident

  April 28, 2017 at 11:14 pm by

Ari Behn was involved in a car accident in Bærum on Friday morning, he confirmed on Instagram this evening. “Angels guard today. Unscathed from total crash,” reads Ari’s latest Instagram post. His car was driven into a ditch alongside a mountainous road in the area, after he apparently swerved to avoid another vehicle just before noon. A spokesperson for the Oslo Police District said that “a man in his 40s came away … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Hosts Birthday Dinner For “Honorable Fellow-Year-Olds”

  April 28, 2017 at 10:06 pm by

At the Royal Palace in Amsterdam on Friday evening, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima hosted a gala dinner for 150 Dutchmen and women who, like the King, celebrated a ’round’ birthday on April 27. The King and Queen – wearing a new purple and gold evening gown with floral embellishments from her go-to designer for important events, Jan Taminiau – first met with each of those attending before sitting down for … Continue reading

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Close Ties: Maria Teresa and Isabel View Portuguese Exhibition in Luxembourg

  April 28, 2017 at 6:34 pm by

The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg was joined by the Duchess of Bragança on Friday at the opening of a new exhibition at the National Museum of History and Art in Luxembourg City. Portugal – Drawing the World showcases over 150 pieces of art from several cultural institutions in Portugal on loan to the Luxembourg museum to “recount the long and fascinating journey of the almost nine century old country, still emerging from a process … Continue reading

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Prince Christian of Hanover Engaged To Peruvian Girlfriend

  April 28, 2017 at 6:58 am by

Prince Christian of Hanover is engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Alessandra de Osma according to reports in the German media. The couple have been together since at least 2011, and live together in Madrid. The Prince is the younger son of Prince Ernst August V of Hanover and his first wife Chantal Hochuli. Ms de Osma comes from a wealthy Peruvian family, has studied law and worked as a model. Christian and … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Six-Year-Old Lady Helen

  April 28, 2017 at 5:00 am by

April 28, 1970: In a photo taken to mark her sixth birthday, Lady Helen Windsor (now Taylor) poses with her pet dog Casper. She is the only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent.

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Queen Elizabeth II: Londoner of the Year 2017

  April 27, 2017 at 5:03 pm by

The London Press Club has named Queen Elizabeth II their ‘Londoner of the Year’ during their annual awards ceremony held today at the Corinthia Hotel. The Queen’s second son, the Duke of York, was present to accept the award on her behalf. “Her Majesty has presided over our second Great Elizabethan Age – and pulled off a task of extraordinary historical and constitutional importance…For on the one hand she has been a beacon … Continue reading

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Thursday, Grey Day: Queen Letizia Attends Rare Diseases Congress

  April 27, 2017 at 3:36 pm by

A simple, chic grey ensemble from Carolina Herrera that was Queen Letizia’s choice for her visit to Valencia on Thursday for Fourth Rare Diseases Education Congress. The a-line skirted dress was paired with a matching cocoon coat from the designer, which features a purple lining to add some colour to the look. The Queen accessorised with a pair of chandelier earrings and snakeskin pumps. Queen Letizia attended the congress, which had … Continue reading

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Happy Koningsdag From Tilburg!

  April 27, 2017 at 9:37 am by

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated Koningsdag for 2017 in the southern city of Tilburg today. King Willem-Alexander – who today turns 50 – led the family by train to Tilburg, where they happily participated in the activities planned by the city for Koningsdag highlighting their culture, including sports, music and dancing, and a spot of knitting for Queen Máxima. Attending the event this year were Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, … Continue reading

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