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Look Who’s One! Prince Alexander of Sweden Celebrates First Birthday

  April 19, 2017 at 4:49 am by

New photos have been released by the Swedish Royal Court to celebrate Prince Alexander’s first birthday today. Two photos show the young Prince by himself, in one opening a birthday gift. The final photo of the series shows Alexander with his parents, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia. Prince Alexander, currently fifth in line to the throne, will have to learn to share his parents later this year, when his … Continue reading

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Black and White Chic: Queen Letizia Presents Children and Youth Literature Prizes

  April 18, 2017 at 5:08 pm by

The Queen of Spain was present on April 18 at the 33rd Annual SM Children and Youth Literature Awards at the Real Casa de Correos in Madrid. Wearing a simple black and white combination with her hair in loose waves, Queen Letizia awarded the ‘Grand Angular’ Prize to Fátima Embark Ali and María Mercedes Murillo and the ‘El Barco de Vapor’ Prize to Roberto Aliaga Sánchez.  She gave a brief speech during the … Continue reading

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Yum, Yum: Prince Henrik Opens Aarhus Tenure As European Gastronomy Region 2017

  April 18, 2017 at 2:38 pm by

Prince Henrik of Denmark was in Aarhus on Tuesday where he officially opened the Aarhus-Midtjylland region’s time as a European Gastronomy Region 2017. The Prince was given the opportunity to try the ‘flavours of the future’ during the opening hosted at the Michelen-star restaurant Frederikshøj Inn. He tasted meals created by six of Midtjylland’s best restaurants, before making his way through several food stalls set up by other restaurants from the region – … Continue reading

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Prince Albert Visits Site of the Second Battle of the Aisne

  April 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm by

On Tuesday April 18, the Sovereign Prince of Monaco visit part of the site of the Second Battle of the Aisne, one of the many battles of the First World War. It was fought along France’s Chemin des Dames in April-May 1917. Prince Albert, whose great-grandfather Louis II of Monaco fought in the battle, visited the battle’s memorial, where he saw different artefacts connected to the conflict.

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Charles and Camilla To Visit Canada For 150th Anniversary

  April 18, 2017 at 10:08 am by

Clarence House has today confirmed that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be the Queen’s representatives at the official celebrations of the Canadian Confederation’s 150th anniversary in the middle of this year. Prince Charles and Camilla will visit Canada – specifically Ontario, Nunavut and the Capital Region – between June 29 and July 1. The couple were long believed to be the members of the Royal … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to the UK: Another Postponement?

  April 18, 2017 at 9:16 am by

The long-awaited state visit by King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain to the United Kingdom is in jeopardy once again, after the British Prime Minister this morning announced a snap general election to be held on June 8 – the last day of the scheduled state visit. While the election needs to be approved by parliament, it is unlikely to be knocked back. This would mean that the Spanish … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Begins Japanese Visit With Imperial Audience

  April 18, 2017 at 8:58 am by

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria has started a working visit to Japan today, in her role as an advocate of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. She spent time at the Tokyo Imperial Palace this afternoon having lunch and a private audience with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Over the next few days, Victoria will have a number of engagements related to sustainable fishing practices. The Crown Princess looked stunning in the … Continue reading

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Prince William Talks Mental Health With Lady Gaga

  April 18, 2017 at 8:23 am by

As part of the Heads Together campaign to end the stigma surrounding mental health, a video was released today by Kensington Palace of the Duke of Cambridge’s video chat with pop star Lady Gaga. The duo spoke about mental health and how important it is to encourage people from all walks of life to feel comfortable with talking to others about their mental health, for their own wellbeing. “It’s the … Continue reading

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On This Day: A Future Greek Queen Is Born

  April 18, 2017 at 5:00 am by

One century ago, a baby Princess was born in the German town of Blankenburg am Harz to the Duke and Duchess of Brunswick. She was named Frederica, and forty years later, would become the Queen Consort of the Hellenes. Princess Frederica, whose full name was Friederike Luise Thyra Victoria Margarita Sophia Olga Cecilia Isabella Christa, was the only daughter of Ernst August, Duke of Brunswick and Head of the House of Hanover, and his … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia Attend National Candlelight Service

  April 17, 2017 at 1:12 pm by

The King and Queen of Sweden were present on Monday April 17 for the National Candlelight Service at the Stockholm Cathedral, offered in memory of the victims of the April 7 terrorist attack. Archbishop Antje Jackelén led the service, which was designed to provide hope and positive thoughts for the future. The King and Queen were welcomed by the clergy ahead of the service, during which candles were lit for the four … Continue reading

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Princess Aisha’s Son Graduates From Sandhurst

  April 17, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Jordan’s Princess Aisha bint Hussein, younger sister of King Abdullah II, has watched her son, Aoun Juma, graduate from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst last week. The 24-year-old is the first grandson of the late King Hussein to graduate from the Academy according to a social media posting of his aunt, Princess Haya. His grandmother, Princess Muna, also attended the ceremony. Aoun’s cousin, Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah, is currently … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Speaks About Mother’s Death For ‘The Telegraph’ Mental Health Podcast

  April 16, 2017 at 11:01 pm by

Prince Harry has given an unprecedented insight about how he came to terms with his mother’s 1997 death in an exclusive interview with The Telegraph‘s Bryony Gordon for her new Mad World mental health podcast series. “I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years, has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Queen Celebrates Birthday and Easter At Marselisborg Palace

  April 16, 2017 at 10:02 am by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has today celebrated her 77th birthday at Marselisborg Palace surrounded by her family. The royals gathered on the terrace at the rear of the Palace to pose for photographs and greet the locals who had come to wish the Queen a happy birthday. The Queen was a stand-out, in an aqua coat and matching dress (aqua was clearly the reigning Queen colour of the day). … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Celebrate Easter In Palma de Mallorca

  April 16, 2017 at 7:58 am by

As they do each year, the Spanish Royal Family has marked the Easter holidays in Palma de Mallorca. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were joined by their daughters, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia (who is now officially taller than her elder sister), and the former Queen, Sofia, for Easter Sunday mass at the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. They spent time posing for photos and passing Easter well-wishers to the … Continue reading

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William and Kate Join Royals For Easter Service At Windsor

  April 16, 2017 at 7:31 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended the Easter Sunday church service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor with other members of the Royal Family for the first time today. They walked to church with Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex with Lady Louise and Viscount Severn, the Princess Royal and Sir Timothy Laurence, and Peter and Autumn Phillips. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Alexandra, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

  April 16, 2017 at 7:00 am by

The Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, born Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh, died seventy-five years ago on April 16, 1942 at the age of 63. She died in Schwäbisch Hall where the Hohenlohe-Langenburg family has its main residence, Schloss Langenburg. It was here, in the family cemetery, the Princess was laid to rest. Princess Alexandra is one of the lesser-known daughters of Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (second son of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom) … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Prince Sébastien Celebrates His Quarter Century

  April 16, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, the youngest child of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, today celebrates his twenty-fifth birthday. He was born at the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte Hospital in 1992 on his father’s 37th birthday. After primary and secondary education in Luxembourg and England, Sebastien headed to the United States of America for university. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Communication from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Marselisborg Palace

  April 16, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Feeling #saddlesore? Find a feather bed at the Royals' Marselisborg Palace. #TourofDenmark http://t.co/sxk5Pi3m8V pic.twitter.com/NH7sBQd105 — VisitDenmark (@GoVisitDenmark) August 5, 2015 Location: Aarhus, Central Jutland, Kingdom of Denmark Built: 1899-1902 Architect: Hack Kampmann Commissioned By: The City of Aarhus Style: National Romanticism / Classicalism On The Palace Grounds: 13-acre Palace Park Current Owner: H.M. The Queen of Denmark Current Use: Summer residence of H.M. The Queen and H.R.H. The Prince Consort of Denmark Fun Fact: The Palace was given as a … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar Takes Part in Religious Procession on Good Friday

  April 15, 2017 at 7:55 am by

Spain’s Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, assisted in the procession of the Jesus Christ of the Alabarderos yesterday, Good Friday. The traditional procession is organised by the Royal Congregation of the Holy Christ of the Faith, Christ of the Alabarderos and Mary Immaculate, Queen of the Angels, whose home is the only military cathedral in Madrid. The statue of Jesus Christ of the Alabarderos is carried through the streets of Madrid … Continue reading

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Princess Eléonore’s Birthday Surprise For Her Papa

  April 15, 2017 at 4:31 am by

The Belgian Royal Court released a video of Princess Eléonore playing ‘Happy Birthday’ on a violin on their social media accounts this morning, as a ‘birthday surprise’ for her father, King Philippe. King Philippe – who turns 57 today – is seen at the end of the video giving his younger daughter a hug at the end of her performance. Eléonore has her ninth birthday tomorrow.

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