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King Willem-Alexander’s Milestone Birthday – The Big 5-0

  April 27, 2017 at 6:00 am by

On April 27 King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands marks his milestone fiftieth birthday. It will be celebrated with a dinner at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam on Friday night. The King is the eldest of three sons born to Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands. He was educated at the United World College of the Atlantic and Leiden University, and did eighteen months training with the Royal Netherlands Navy. In … Continue reading

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King Felipe Honours Antonio Banderas For “Enhancing Image of Spain”

  April 26, 2017 at 2:14 pm by

The King of Spain presented actor Antonio Banderas with the fourth ‘Camino Real’ award for his work “positively projecting and enhancing the image of Spain in the US” on Tuesday at the Universidad de Alcalá. “Mr Banderas is a clear example of the talent, ingenuity and versatility that our land is capable of giving. Not only is he an actor of recognized prestige, but he has also developed an infinity of activities within and outside his profession. … Continue reading

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Victoria Joins Willem-Alexander For OPCW Anniversary In The Hague

  April 26, 2017 at 11:42 am by

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands welcomed Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria to The Hague on Wednesday as she joined him at the opening ceremony of the Chemical Weapons Prohibition Organisation’s twentieth anniversary events. The two royals – who are long-time friends – posed for photos outside the Ridderzaal in The Hauge’s Binnenhof ahead of the event, which was also attended by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. The Chemical Weapons Prohibition Organisation was created in … Continue reading

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Sibling Love Showcased On Jordanian Royals’ Social Media

  April 26, 2017 at 7:38 am by

The close bond between the children of King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan was on display this week on the social media accounts of the Queen and the couple’s elder son, Crown Prince Hussein. Both shared photographs of a recent shopping outing; Hussein captioning his photo “Fun times with Hashem and Salma”, while Queen Rania posted a ‘photobombing’ photo of herself, Princess Salma and Prince Hashem in the background … Continue reading

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A Princess England-Bound: Princess Kako To Study In Leeds

  April 26, 2017 at 7:19 am by

The Imperial Household Agency has announced that Princess Kako, younger daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, will be heading to England in the northern fall for a year’s exchange at the University of Leeds. Princess Kako is currently studying at Tokyo’s International Christian University; her studies in Leeds will be credited towards her degree at ICU. The 22-year-old Princess began her university education at the Gakushuin University, before making the decision … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Attends Shoe Launch At The Connaught

  April 26, 2017 at 3:40 am by

On Tuesday evening, Princess Beatrice of York was present at The Connaught Hotel in London for a dinner celebrating the new shoe collection of Mrs Alice for French Sole. The Princess mingled with other guests and posed for photographs with the range’s designer, her friend Alice Naylor-Leyland (whose husband Tom is the heir to the Naylor-Leyland Baronetcy).

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A Vision In Blue: Victoria Attends Royal Patriotic Society Annual Ceremony

  April 25, 2017 at 8:14 pm by

The Crown Princess of Sweden was fabulous in royal blue on Tuesday as she presented the Royal Patriotic Society’s annual Enterprise Medals in a ceremony at the Riddarhuset in Stockholm. Victoria wore a form-fitting evening gown with slight draping across the shoulder and bodice from Escada. She paired the gown with diamond and sapphire jewels, her hair in a simple side-swept chignon. The medals are awarded to Swedish entrepreneurs who have … Continue reading

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A Very Royal Anniversary For Motability With Reception At Windsor Castle

  April 25, 2017 at 5:24 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II helped one of her patronages celebrate its fortieth anniversary on Tuesday with a reception hosted at Windsor Castle. Motability, an organisation that provides grants to disabled individuals to assist them in leasing or purchasing a disability-adapted vehicle, was formed in 1977, and the Queen has been its patron since. The Queen met with Motability volunteers and people who have received assistance from the organisation over the years. She … Continue reading

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The Duke of York Marks Anzac Day in London Ceremonies

  April 25, 2017 at 4:49 pm by

The sacrifice of fallen Australian and New Zealander soldiers was commemorated in London by the Duke of York on Tuesday April 25, Anzac Day. Prince Andrew attended a dawn service at the Australian War Memorial at Hyde Park Corner, alongside the High Commissioners of both countries – Alexander Downer and Sir Jerry Mateparae. All three men laid wreaths at the base of the memorial during the service. Later in the morning, the Duke attended … Continue reading

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Prince Liam of Nassau Christened At The Vatican

  April 25, 2017 at 5:43 am by

The four-and-a-half month old son of Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg was christened at the Choir Chapel of St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Saturday April 22. Prince Liam was christened into the Roman Catholic faith by Reverend Dr. George Woodall. His godparents are Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg and Anna Maria Pamin. Attending the ceremony were the Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Begin Two-Day Visit to the Canary Islands

  April 24, 2017 at 4:43 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain embarked on a two-day visit to the Canary Islands on Monday, where they will visit a number of organisations that are important to the Islands’ economic, social, cultural and scientific initiatives. They began at Casa de Colón in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for a presentation on Spain’s nomination for UNESCO World Heritage listing in 2018, the Risco Caido and the sacred mountains of Gran … Continue reading

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Charles Turns Train Driver During Visit to Banchory, Scotland

  April 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm by

The Prince of Wales tried his hand at being a train driver during his Monday visit to the Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society in Milton of Crathes, Banchory (a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland). Charles met with the Society’s volunteers and train driver James West before he donned a pair of custom overalls over his kilt and stepped into the cab of a steam train that his The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation assisted in … Continue reading

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The Bubble Princess: Mary of Denmark Opens Research Day 2017

  April 24, 2017 at 10:08 am by

As patron, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark officially opened Research Day 2017 on Monday at the Experimentarium in Hellerup. During her visit to the annual science festival, Mary toured a number of stalls where different aspects of scientific research were on display, including ‘Bobleriet’ where she volunteered to be ‘covered’ in a giant bubble to help demonstrate the forces of soap liquids. She also was given the chance to try … Continue reading

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On Your Marks, Get Set, Go! London Marathon Gets Royal Kick-Start

  April 23, 2017 at 9:14 am by

The almost 50,000 runners in the 2017 London Marathon were sent on their way by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry this morning, as the royal trio pushed the starting buzzer to signal the start of the 42km run. William, Kate and Harry were there on the starting line to cheer the runners on, and joked with each other ahead of the official start with the airhorns they … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Royal Palace of Caserta

  April 23, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Italian unions criticise museum chief of Royal Palace of Caserta for working too hard https://t.co/XSFzGMqoi4 pic.twitter.com/5hDITviPan — The Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 6, 2016 Location: Province of Caserta, Campania, the Italian Republic Built: 1752-1773 Architect: Luigi Vanvitelli Commissioned By: Carlos VII of Naples (later Carlos III of Spain) Style: Late Baroque / Early Neoclassical Rooms: 1,200 On The Palace Grounds: Theatre, Palatine Chapel, Palace Gardens with the Grand Cascade, Aqueduct Carolino Current Owner: Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali … Continue reading

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Prince Heinrich of Bavaria Marries Henriette Gruse

  April 23, 2017 at 3:01 am by

Prince Heinrich of Bavaria, second son of Prince Luitpold, married his fiancée Henriette Gruse on Saturday at the Kloster Andechs in Andechs, southern Bavaria. The bride wore a wedding gown of lace with a sweetheart neckline, and a diamond and sapphire floral tiara which went perfectly with the white and blue colour scheme of the wedding. Among the guests were members of the Bavarian royal family, the Count von Toerring-Jettenbach and the Duchess … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène Goes Retro In Black and White Stripes At Races In South Africa

  April 22, 2017 at 7:36 pm by

The Princess of Monaco was present for the first HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco Ladies Day at the Turffontein Racecourse in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday April 22. Charlène, accompanied by her brother Sean Wittstock, watched a number of races and presented the winning jockeys and trainers with their trophies at the end of each race. She opted for a retro outfit consisting of a black and white stripped midi-dress from one of … Continue reading

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The Liechtensteiners Meet The Pope At The Vatican

  April 22, 2017 at 6:21 pm by

Pope Francis today received a large continent of the Princely Family of Liechtenstein in a private audience at the Vatican. Fürst Hans-Adam II and Fürstin Marie Aglaë lead the delegation, which included their four children (Hereditary Prince Alois, Prince Maximilian, Prince Constantin and Princess Tatjana) with their spouses (Hereditary Princess Sophie, Princess Angela, Princess Marie and Baron Philipp von Lattorff) and children (minus the Hereditary Princely Couple’s children). The Fürst’s siblings … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Open The King’s Games

  April 21, 2017 at 6:13 pm by

At the De Vijfmaster Primary School in Veghel, the King and Queen of the Netherlands opened the 2017 King’s Games on Friday April 21. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended the breakfast held on the first day of the Games, which thousands of schools across the country participate in each year. This year, over 1.2 million students will take part. The royal couple then watched a number of the sporting activities De … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène Visits South Africa

  April 21, 2017 at 6:03 pm by

The Princess of Monaco is currently in South Africa, her home country, for a five-day visit in connection with the South African Red Cross Society and the Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco. On Friday, she visited the Gugulesizwe Primary School in Daveyton where she helped the SA Red Cross – of which Charlène has been patron since last year – provide first aid and CPR demonstrations to teachers and students. Princess Charlène also planted … Continue reading

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