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£1,500 For A Slice Of Wedding Cake? Only If It’s From 1840!

  September 15, 2016 at 10:10 pm by

Would you spend £1,500 on a slice of wedding cake, that you would be advised not to even contemplate eating? Most wouldn’t, but one punter has, purchasing a slice of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake at auction. The cake, made in 1840 for the marriage of Queen Victoria to her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, comes with its presentation box inscribed on the top with a crown and the … Continue reading

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Feliz Cumpleaños Reina Letizia! Queen of Spain Fêted During Opening of Royal Theatre Season

  September 15, 2016 at 8:44 pm by

Queen Letizia celebrated her 44th birthday today, and during an evening at the Royal Theatre for the opening performance of the season, the orchestra performed a rendition of ‘Feliz Cumpleaños’ for the birthday girl. The Queen was joined by her husband, King Felipe, for Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Otello. At the conclusion of the show, the royal couple went backstage to congratulate the actors, musicians and crew on their performance. She wore a … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Inaugurates New School in North Jutland

  September 15, 2016 at 1:23 pm by

The Aabybro School in North Jutland has officially been opened by Crown Princess Mary, as she paid a visit to the school and toured its new buildings. Welcomed with a bouquet of flowers from the president of the school council, the Princess met with many students during her visit, in which she saw the campuses of the primary and middle school students, and those which cater to the special needs and … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Honours New Zealand’s Battle of the Somme Fallen

  September 15, 2016 at 10:39 am by

The Prince of Wales attended a commemoration today at the Caterpillar Valley Cemetery in Longueval, France to mark 100 years since New Zealand forces entered into the Battle of the Somme. “The footprints we leave today mark the centre of a struggle that found twenty-five countries from five continents on opposing sides in a terrible and exhausting trial of strength. None came further to serve here than the New Zealanders who, … Continue reading

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A New Baby In The Orléans-Braganza Family

  September 14, 2016 at 8:50 pm by

It has been announced that Princess Amélia of Orléans-Braganza and her husband James Spearman have welcomed their first child, a son. The infant, who has been named Alexander Joaquim Pedro, was born in Madrid on August 30. He is the first grandchild of Prince Antonio and Princess Christine of Orléans-Braganza. Princess Amélia and Mr Spearman were married in August 2014.

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Queen Máxima Looks Chic In White At Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Awards

  September 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm by

At today’s prize ceremony for the 10th edition of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, Queen Máxima brought her A-game in a white sheath dress with a square neckline and lapel detailing. The look was completed with a large tan straw hat with an up-turned brim, tan accessories and a pair of citrine drop earrings. The prize ceremony awarded Willem Kesteloo and his company PHYSEE with 500,000 Euros for being the successful … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Pays First Royal Visit to Day Centre Since 1967

  September 14, 2016 at 1:18 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark gave the Strødammen Day Centre in Copenhagen its first royal visitor since 1967 when she visited the facility today. The centre, which provides activity programs, physiotherapy and IT training for adults who have suffered brain damage as a result of a heart attack or stroke, is this year celebrating its 50th anniversary, prompting the visit from the Crown Princess (who is also patron of two related charities: the Danish … Continue reading

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Poll Indicates Japanese Population Support Emperor’s Desire to Step Down

  September 14, 2016 at 4:14 am by

A poll conducted over the weekend by Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun has shown that the majority of those surveyed support legislation changes allowing the nation’s Emperors to be able to abdicate. 76% of the over 2,000 valid responses taken said they believe  an “arrangement should be instituted to allow any emperor to step down” – while the number in favour rose to 91% when asked specifically about the current Emperor, Akihito, being … Continue reading

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The Swedes Attend Opening of Parliament

  September 13, 2016 at 11:08 pm by

The Swedish Parliament was opened for the 2016/2017 session today, with the royal family in attendance at the Riksdaghuset. Arriving by horse drawn carriage, they were greeted by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the Parliamentary Speaker Urban Ahlin. King Carl Gustaf gave a speech during the opening, saying that “we live in a globalised world” and that “it was clearer than ever that what happens outside Sweden also concerns us.” The … Continue reading

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Frilly Letizia Officially Opens the 2016-2017 School Year in Almería

  September 13, 2016 at 7:59 pm by

Queen Letizia today officially opened the 2016-2017 Spanish school year during a visit to the Ginés Morata Centre for Infant and Primary Education in Almería, in Spain’s southeast. The Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque before being given a tour of the centre, which provides education to children between the ages of 3 and 10. She visited the library, special needs classrooms, and the gymnasium. The children happily chatted to and showed … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary at WHO Europe 66th Regional Committee Meeting

  September 13, 2016 at 6:37 pm by

Over the past two days, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has attended the 66th Regional Committee Meeting of World Health Organisation Europe which is being held in Copenhagen this year. Mary gave the opening address of the meeting yesterday, in which she discussed WHO’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the theme of the meeting, and the need to have equality for both sexes: “Girls and women are key to building healthy, prosperous … Continue reading

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Countess Gunnilla Bernadotte af Wisborg Has Died

  September 13, 2016 at 3:33 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced that Countess Gunnilla Bernadotte af Wisborg, aunt of both King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, has passed away at the age of 93. “The Countess was a very much appreciated, close and faithful friend of our family and leaves us in great loss,” a statement from the King said. The Countess passed away yesterday evening, September 12. Countess … Continue reading

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Official Photographs From Prince Alexander’s Christening Released

  September 12, 2016 at 9:18 am by

The official photographs of Prince Alexander with his family and godparents at his christening on Friday have been released today by the Swedish Royal Court. Four photographs taken by Mattias Edwall show the baby Prince with his parents, both sets of grandparents, his four aunts, and his five godparents.  

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Fourth ‘Prince Daniel’s Race and Sports Day’ Held At Haga Park

  September 11, 2016 at 4:39 pm by

Prince Daniel has organised a children’s sports day run in Haga Park for several years, and today the fourth edition of the event was run. Around 15,000 children and adults took part in the sports day, taking part in a number of different sport stations as well as the main event, ‘Prince Daniel’s Run’. All the day’s runners received a medal from Daniel upon the run’s conclusion. Just nu äger Idrottens dag och … Continue reading

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Prince Jacques Takes Centre Stage At Pique-Nique des Monégasques

  September 10, 2016 at 6:57 pm by

The annual Pique-Nique des Monegasques was held today at the Princess Antoinette Park, and Hereditary Prince Jacques stole the show as he accompanied his parents to the event. Dressed in a red polo shirt and a pair of white trousers, the young Prince toddled through the event taking in the music and dancers dressed in Monaco’s national costumes Prince Albert and Princess Charlene watched their son proudly, while Jacques’ twin sister, Princess Gabriella, was taken … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Takes Kate For A Spin At Balmoral

  September 10, 2016 at 5:34 pm by

Photos of Queen Elizabeth driving a Range Rover around her Balmoral estate with the Duchess of Cambridge in the passenger seat were published today. The duo were making their way to join Prince William for a picnic lunch following his morning grouse shooting. The Cambridges arrived in Scotland on Thursday for a brief stay with the Queen on the Scottish estate. The Queen is in the driver's seat as she takes … Continue reading

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Thessaloniki Receives New Statue of Queen Olga To Mark Greek-Russian Friendship

  September 10, 2016 at 2:59 pm by

A new statue of Greece’s former Queen Olga was unveiled today in the city of Thessaloniki, on the Vassilissis Olgas II Avenue. It is a gift to mark the friendship between Greece and Russia, the former Queen’s birth country, from the Pan-Russian Military-Historic Union. The Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and the Mayor of Thessaloniki were present for the unveiling. Queen Olga was born a Grand Duchess of Russia in 1851 as … Continue reading

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Princess Mako On Official Visit to Paraguay

  September 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm by

Princess Mako of Akishino is representing her grandfather, the Emperor of Japan, in Paraguay this week, as the two countries mark 80 years of immigration and bilateral relations. She attended a ceremony today alongside President Horacio Cartes and the Japanese Ambassador to Paraguay, Takeshi Kamitami, in Luque to celebrate the anniversary. A group of farmers were the first immigrants from Japan to Paraguay in 1936. The Princess delivered a speech … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Attend Belgian Leg of IAAF Diamond League

  September 9, 2016 at 7:42 pm by

There were some royal spectators in the stands for this year’s edition of the Memorial Van Damme track and field meet at the King Baudouin Stadium – King Philippe and Queen Mathilde with their four children. Also joining them was Prince Albert II of Monaco for the event, which is one of the meets that makes up the 2016 Diamond League, a series of international meets to promote track and field. … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Rocks Red Houndstooth Blouse At Zarzuela Audiences

  September 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia looked fabulous in a red and white houndstooth blouse and white pants during audiences at Zarzuela Palace today. The look was completed with a pair of red heels from Mango and simple stud earrings. The Queen met with representatives of the Latin American Alliance for Rare or Uncommon Diseases, to be updated on the upcoming Fourth Latin American Meeting on Rare Diseases that will be held in Montevideo later this month … Continue reading

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