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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko Pay Their Respects To Late Thai King

  March 5, 2017 at 7:52 pm by

After completing their official visit to Vietnam, the Emperor and Empress of Japan have paid a short visit to Thailand, to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko laid a wreath of flowers at the late King’s altar in the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall at the Grand Palace in Bangkok on Sunday, before signing the official condolence book. The late King and the Japanese … Continue reading

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Van Vollenhovens Skate For Lymphoma Fundraiser

  March 5, 2017 at 5:07 pm by

The clan van Vollenhoven today participated in De Hollandse 100, a charity skating and cycling event to raise money for the lymphoma research charity, Lymph & Co, that was founded by Prince Bernhard. Princess Margriet headed a team she dubbed ‘the skating grannies’, as she and three friends did the skating relay at the Flevonice ice rink. Prince Maurits and Princess Annette also did their own skating. A number of family members … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Fredensborg Palace

  March 5, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Location: Fredensborg, Zealand, Kingdom of Denmark Built: 1719-1726 Architects: Johan Cornelius Krieger, Lauritz de Thurah, Nicolai Eigtved Commissioned By: Frederik IV of Denmark (main Palace), Christian VI of Denmark (renovation), Frederik V of Denmark (expansion) Style: Baroque, Dutch Baroque, Rococo On The Palace Grounds: Chancellory House, Palace Chapel, Orangery, Palace Gardens Current Owner: The Danish State, managed by the Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen Current Use: Autumn and spring residence of H.M. The Queen of Denmark Fun Fact: For over 150 years, heads of state who have … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Joined By Girlfriend Meghan For Friend’s Jamaica Wedding

  March 4, 2017 at 7:59 am by

Prince Harry was among a number of guests flying in from the UK for the wedding of his good friend Tom Inskip to The Hon. Lara Hughes-Young in Jamaica on Friday March 3. His girlfriend, actress Meghan Markle, joined him for the celebrations. The couple were photographed chatting with other guests at the wedding reception that followed the ceremony at the Hopewell Baptist Church in Montego Bay, on the north coast … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Presents Leeks To Royal Welsh In Annual Tradition

  March 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm by

During a ceremony at the Lucknow Barracks in Tidworth on Friday, Queen Elizabeth II presented traditional leeks to the Royal Welsh regiment as part of St David’s Day celebrations. The Queen is the Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment, which was formed in 2006 after several other regiments were merged. She inspected the troops on review, before handing out the leeks – and met the regiment’s mascots, two goats named Shenkin and Llewelyn. “In … Continue reading

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Princess Christina To Undergo Stem Cell Transplant

  March 3, 2017 at 7:08 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has today given an update on the health of Princess Christina: she is to undergo a stem cell transplant to help fight her blood cancer. According to the Court, the Princess – whose diagnosis was announced in October last year – has been undergoing chemotherapy, which will going well, is not able to cure the cancer because it is located in the bone marrow stem cells. … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Windsors and the Reagans

  March 3, 2017 at 5:00 am by

March 3, 1983: The Duke of Edinburgh laughs at a joke made by US President Ronald Reagan ahead of a state dinner at the M. H. de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Philip and Queen Elizabeth II made a nine-day visit to the West Coast of the United States of America in early 1983.

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Princess Mabel Speaks At ‘She Decides’ Conference in Brussels

  March 2, 2017 at 1:38 pm by

Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau, a staunch advocate for the rights of young girls, has today spoken at the ‘She Decides’ conference in Brussels that is being held to have politicians and world leaders place the “rights of women and girls on the top of the international agenda” in the coming years. She said that it was imperative to “ensure that girls can make informed decisions anywhere in the world about their … Continue reading

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A Percy-zu Oettingen-Oettingen Wedding Announced

  March 2, 2017 at 9:14 am by

The engagement between Lord Max Percy and Princess Nora zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg has been announced in The Telegraph. Lord Max is the younger son of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, while the Princess is the third daughter and youngest child of Albrecht Ernst, Fürst zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg and his wife Angela. The couple, both 26, has been dating since at least 2012.

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Emperor and Empress of Japan On Visit To Vietnam

  March 2, 2017 at 8:03 am by

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan began their official visit to Vietnam – the first of a Japanese monarch – this week, with a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi attended by President Trần Đại Quang on Wednesday. The purpose of the visit is to promote goodwill between Japan and Vietnam. The Imperial Couple also laid a wreath at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the memorial monument to the first President … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra Breaks Wrist, Cancels Engagements

  March 2, 2017 at 7:11 am by

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Princess Alexandra of Kent has been forced to cancel several of her upcoming engagements on the advice of her doctors after breaking her wrist. The Daily Express reports the Princess had a fall which caused the break. Alexandra, who is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, has been a stalwart of the Royal Family since the late 1950s, when she was asked … Continue reading

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Prince Oscar of Sweden Turns One

  March 2, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Sweden’s second youngest Prince, Oscar, today celebrates his milestone first birthday. The Royal Court has released a photograph of the little one taken by his mother, Crown Princess Victoria, to mark the day. Prince Oscar is the second child of the Crown Princess and her husband, Prince Daniel. He is third in line for the Swedish throne. Idag fyller Prins Oscar 1 år. Grattis! Foto: Kronprinsessan Victoria Happy birthday Prince … Continue reading

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Spain’s Queen Attends ‘Women and Disability’ Conference

  March 1, 2017 at 3:39 pm by

At the Lienzo Norte Exhibition and Conference Centre in Ávila on Wednesday, Queen Letizia of Spain spoke at the ‘Women and Disability: We Crossed Borders’ conference on its final day. She said that it was of great importance that “no disabled women should be marginalized, harassed, mistreated or discriminated against.” The purpose of the two-day conference is to discuss “strategies and actions that contribute to the equality and empowerment of women … Continue reading

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Prince William Launches Award For School Children During Visit to Wales School

  March 1, 2017 at 2:51 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge visited the Llanfoist Fawr Primary School in Wales today to officially launch the Prince William Award, an initiative for children aged 6-14 to help build their “resilience, confidence and good character”. William joined in with pupils participating in activities set up by the Award to boost their skills in different ways, based on their age group. With the ‘Pioneer’ group (ages 6-8), the Prince helped make towers … Continue reading

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King Abdullah Meets With British Prime Minister

  March 1, 2017 at 5:24 am by

The King of Jordan had a meeting with Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday March 1. Both expressed the desire for the relationship between Jordan and the UK to continue to grow in the years to come, as there is a “long tradition of working together” according to Prime Minister May. King Abdullah also met with members of the Houses of Lords and Commons, with whom … Continue reading

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Reports: Pierre and Beatrice Welcome Baby Boy

  February 28, 2017 at 9:19 am by

It is being reported that Beatrice Borromeo has given birth to her first child with husband Pierre Casiraghi, a baby boy born today, February 28, in Monaco. While the news has not been officially confirmed by a spokesperson for the couple, or of Princess Caroline, four hours ago Beatrice’s sister Matilde posted a scenic photograph of the Monaco harbour with the caption “28/2/2017 new date to add in the calendar for … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Opens New Ronald McDonald House in London

  February 28, 2017 at 8:53 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge has this morning opened a new Ronald McDonald House Charities accommodation facility nearby the Evelina London Children’s Hospital. After being welcomed with a bouquet of red, white and yellow roses from 8-year-old Isabelle, whose brother is currently a patient at the hospital, Catherine was given a tour of the new House that provides families of ill children the ability to stay close by while they are receiving treatment. … Continue reading

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Tongan Queen Mother’s Body Arrives Back In Homeland

  February 28, 2017 at 7:52 am by

The body of Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho of Tonga has arrived back in the country aboard a Royal New Zealand Airforce Hercules aircraft today, greeted at the Fuaʻamotu International Airport by members of the Royal Family led by her grandson, Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala. Her casket was then taken to the Royal Palace via car, passing by hundreds of local school children who lined the streets of the capital to pay their respects to … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Reception Marking Start of UK-India Year of Culture

  February 27, 2017 at 7:39 pm by

At Buckingham Palace on Monday evening, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh hosted a reception to mark the beginning of the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture, which is designed to further cultivate the “deep cultural ties” between the UK and India. The guests – which included a number of celebrities such as actress Ayesha Dharker and Kunal Nayyar from The Big Bang Theory, as well as people of Indian heritage from … Continue reading

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The ‘A Team’ Pose For Photos On Lech Ski Slopes With Parents

  February 27, 2017 at 12:35 pm by

The annual Lech photo session of the Dutch Royal Family took place on Monday, with the King and Queen and their three daughters taking centre stage on the slopes as the press got their photos. Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane (informally known as the ‘A Team’) showed off their skiing skills as they went up and down the hills alongside their parents. But the best part of this year’s … Continue reading

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