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Prince Philip Retiring From Public Engagements Come August, Palace Confirms

  May 4, 2017 at 5:39 am by

Buckingham Palace has confirmed this morning that the Duke of Edinburgh will be retiring from public duties after August this year. “His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year. In taking this decision, The Duke has the full support of The Queen,” the eagerly anticipated statement read, continuing, “Prince Philip will attend previously scheduled … Continue reading

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Royal Mint Issues Commemorative Coin To Mark 100 Years of the House of Windsor

  May 4, 2017 at 2:11 am by

A new commemorative coin has been minted by the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom to mark the centenary of the House of Windsor. Four versions of the £5 coin – which features the badge of the House, the Round Tower of Windsor Castle, on one side – are now available for sale from the Royal Mint. Amongst them are a brilliant uncirculated coin, a silver proof coin and a gold proof coin. … Continue reading

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Kate Goes Farm-Girl During Visit to Gloucestershire

  May 3, 2017 at 10:01 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge traded her regular heels and coat dresses for boots and jeans as she paid a visit to a Farms For City Children project in Gloucestershire on Wednesday. Joined by students from the nearby Vauxhall Primary School, Kate was quick to get her hands dirty during the visit as she participated in a number of farm tasks directed by Michael and Clare Morpurgo, who founded Farms For City Children … Continue reading

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No Joy For The Home Side: Monaco Royals Attend Champions League Semi-Final

  May 3, 2017 at 9:38 pm by

There were no smiles on the faces of the Monaco Princely Family on Wednesday May 3 as they watched AS Monaco Football Club go down 0-2 to Juventus during the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final. Prince Albert and Princess Charlène were joined by Andrea Casiraghi and Louis Ducruet, accompanied by his girlfriend Marie Chevalier, in the stands of the Stade Louis II for the match. All five … Continue reading

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Exchange Student Living With Danish Crown Princely Family at Amalienborg

  May 3, 2017 at 6:15 pm by

An exchange student from Australia is currently staying with the Danish Crown Princely Couple at the Amalienborg residence, Crown Princess Mary revealed Wednesday during the presentation of the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship. The student is studying economics at the University of Copenhagen, where today’s event was taking place. Wearing a silver and blue brocade skirt and cream blouse, Princess Mary delivered her scholarship to two Australian students – Avril Jane Francis, … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex in Estonia, Day Two

  May 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm by

On her second and final day in Estonia, the Countess of Wessex visited the Tapa Army Base to see soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles, of which she is Royal Colonel. Sophie, in a camouflage jacket, chatted with soldiers in the logistics hub and living quarters during her visit, where they told her of their work. She also was shown tanks used by the regiment, and met soldiers from Estonia, Denmark and … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit Luxembourg Stand At ‘Révélations’

  May 3, 2017 at 2:34 pm by

Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were in Paris on Wednesday where they visited the Révélations International Fine Craft and Creation fair. The duo visited the artists exhibited at the Luxembourg stand, which is making its debut at this year’s fair. Nine artists – who specialist in sculpting, glass blowing and ceramics among other things – are representing the small European country at the fair. Guillaume and Stéphanie … Continue reading

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Off To Lord’s! Prince Philip Opens New Stand At Home of Cricket

  May 3, 2017 at 10:33 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh paid a visit to Lord’s Cricket Ground on Wednesday to officially open the newly refurbished Warner Stand. Joined by members of the Marylebone Cricket Club, which owns Lord’s, Prince Philip inspected the changes to the stand that were undertaken over a two-year period and cost £25 million. When it came time to unveil the plaque marking the opening, the Duke quipped “You’re about to see the world’s most … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Presents DenmarkBridge Award 2017

  May 3, 2017 at 6:22 am by

At the Tivoli Hotel and Congress Centre on Wednesday afternoon, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark presented the first edition of the DenmarkBridge Award. The Crown Prince is patron of DenmarkBridge. Genmab was the winner of the inaugural award, for their successful work in “mapping diseases and developing antibodies for…life-threatening disorders”. Prince Frederik presented the award to the organisation’s co-founder, Jan van de Winkel, with a large smile and a joke that the award … Continue reading

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Royals at the 2017 Met Gala in New York

  May 2, 2017 at 10:48 pm by

Joining the who’s-who of Hollywood scene, Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis attended the 2017 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York yesterday. Wearing a belted dusty rose coat with floral embellishments designed by Simone Rocha, the Princess walked the beige carpet alongside celebrities such as Gisele Bündchen, Madonna, and The Crown‘s Claire Foy and Matt Smith. Also attending the big event was Princess Talita von Fürstenberg, who – … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex in Estonia, Day One

  May 2, 2017 at 7:25 pm by

Starting Tuesday, the Countess of Wessex undertakes a two-day working visit to Estonia. The purpose of her trip is to visit the 5th Battalion The Rifles, a regiment Sophie is Royal Colonel of. On May 2, Sophie was in Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, visiting the Pallipõnn Pre-School which combines education for special needs children with other pupils in their age group. The Countess received a warm welcome from the school children, the majority of … Continue reading

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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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