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Divorce For Louis and Tessy of Luxembourg

  January 18, 2017 at 4:49 pm by

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has announced that Prince Louis, the third son of Grand Duke Henri, and his wife Tessy have made the decision to divorce after ten years of marriage. “TRH The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess regret to announce that Prince Louis and Princess Tessy have decided to divorce. In these painful circumstances, they rely on the understanding of all to respect the private sphere of … Continue reading

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150 Years of Danish-Japanese Relations Begins With Art Exhibition in Copenhagen

  January 18, 2017 at 4:41 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was on hand today to help open the exhibition Japanomania in the Nordic Countries 1875-1918 at the National Gallery of Art in Copenhagen. Joined by the Japanese Ambassador to Denmark, Toshiro Suzuki, Frederik donned a kimono to crap open a traditional barrel of sake to officially open the exhibition, before having a drink and then touring the gallery. The exhibition has been arranged by the Gallery in conjunction … Continue reading

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Spain’s King and Queen Open International Tourism Fair

  January 18, 2017 at 2:23 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain today were present for the inauguration of the International Tourism Fair, FITUR 2017. Taking place at the Juan Carlos I Trade Fair Centre, the 37th edition of the tourism fair brings together exhibitors and business from over 160 countries to promote the latest in international travel trends, services and businesses. The King and Queen, who was wearing burgundy trousers, a pale pink blouse … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Visits Aberdeen University

  January 18, 2017 at 11:33 am by

As their Chancellor, the Duchess of Cornwall – known as the Duchess of Rothesay whilst in Scotland – paid a visit to the University of Aberdeen on Wednesday. The purpose of her visit was to officially open the new Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health centre at the university’s Medical School Campus. The Institute focuses on research into nutrition and food. The Duchess, donning a white lab coat, was shown around the new … Continue reading

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A Kiss From A Sea Lion? Not Quite What Princess Stéphanie Was Expecting

  January 17, 2017 at 5:46 pm by

Princess Stéphanie of Monaco and her elder daughter Pauline Ducruet received a surprise morsel of affection during a photocall on Tuesday to mark the upcoming International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo. The duo had agreed to pose with a sea lion, when the animal decided to move closer towards the two women and give them a ‘kiss’ on the cheek. Both Stéphanie and Pauline were quick to step away from the sea … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Visits Copenhagen Baby Heart Research Project

  January 17, 2017 at 5:27 pm by

At the Copenhagen University Hospital on Monday, Crown Princess Mary paid a visit to the Copenhagen Baby Heart research project that is being run to provide heart scans to newborn babies to help researchers and doctors “gain greater knowledge about the number of children born with heart disease.” Mary was taken on a tour of the maternity ward and met with a number of parents whose newborns have been scanned … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Host New Year Reception

  January 17, 2017 at 12:11 pm by

At the Royal Palace of Amsterdam today, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima hosted the first of the two traditional New Year receptions. This reception saw “several hundred guests” from all corners of Dutch society attend and meet the monarchs. A number of primary and secondary school teachers and education administrators were invited on the specific request of the King. He said in his speech during the reception that “life is … Continue reading

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William, Kate & Harry Continue Mental Health Campaign

  January 17, 2017 at 10:58 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have continued promoting their Head Together campaign that aims to reduce the stigma of mental health and encourage people to speak out when they need help. Speaking at the meeting this morning – which was held as the first in the lead up to the 2017 London Marathon, that Heads Together has been chosen as the charity of the year for – the … Continue reading

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On This Day: Two British Royal Deaths

  January 16, 2017 at 10:00 am by

Today, January 16, marks the death anniversaries of two members of the British Royal Family – Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone. In 1942, Prince Arthur – the third son of Queen Victoria – passed away at his country home, Bagshot Park, at the age of 91. Born in May 1850, Arthur spent four decades serving in the British Army. He trained in the … Continue reading

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King Felipe Meets With His Saudi Counterpart

  January 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm by

King Felipe VI of Spain had an audience with King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud on Sunday at the Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. The two monarchs discussed bilateral relations prior to an official lunch. During the audience, King Salman awarded King Felipe with the Grand Collar of the Order of Abdul Aziz, the highest order in the Saudi Kingdom. Earlier in the day, King Felipe had a meeting at the Spanish … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Sandringham House

  January 15, 2017 at 8:00 am by

The Sandringham Estate in Norfolk is synonymous with the Windsor family Christmas, and is where Queen Elizabeth spends a fair portion of her New Year, staying in the large Sandringham House. Facade of Sandringham House Location: Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, United Kingdom Built: 1870 Architects: A.J. Humbert Commissioned By: Edward VII of the United Kingdom and his wife, Alexandra of Denmark Style: Jacobean Rooms: 270 On The Palace Grounds: Museum, Gardens; Properties on the overall Estate include Anmer Hall and York … Continue reading

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Zara and Mike Attend Magic Millions Raceday on The Gold Coast

  January 14, 2017 at 5:10 pm by

Continuing their week in Queensland, Australia in support of Magic Millions, Zara and Mike Tindall were present at the 2017 Magic Millions Raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Saturday. Despite wearing a lovely white calf-length dress with green heels and an eye-catching green, navy and white checkered fascinator, Zara was not the one who entered into the traditional Fashions on the Field competition – that she left to her dear … Continue reading

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On This Day: Prince Albert Victor Dies

  January 14, 2017 at 9:00 am by

125 years ago, the second in line to the British throne – Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale – passed away at Sandringham House at the age of 28. He had contracted influenza, which developed in pneumonia. His family were devastated by his unexpected death, none more so than his mother, the Princess of Wales, who said after Prince Albert Victor’s funeral on January 20, she had “buried my angel … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Albert and Paola In France

  January 13, 2017 at 7:00 am by

January 13, 1962: The Prince and Princess of Liège depart Paris for La Havre, where they are to attend the Bal des Petits Lits Blancs aboard the ocean liner France. The Bal was first held in 1918 as a fundraiser for children inflicted with tuberculosis.  

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Princess Salwa Aga Khan Gives Birth To Second Son

  January 13, 2017 at 5:58 am by

Princess Salwa Aga Khan was safely delivered of a son, named Prince Sinan, on January 2, a statement released on the official Ismaili Muslim Community website has said. The Princess and her son, who was born in London, are both doing well. The birth of a second son for Princess Salwa and her husband, the eldest son of the Aga Khan, Prince Rahim, gives their family “immense joy”. Prince Rahim and … Continue reading

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Marius Borg Høiby To Attend Californian University

  January 12, 2017 at 7:26 pm by

Marius Borg Høiby, the elder son of Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, celebrates his 20th birthday tomorrow and the Norwegian Royal Court today issued a statement on his future role in the royal family and his university education. He will be studying business administration at a university in California, beginning January 17, the statement announced. He has also made the decision to no longer partake in royal events, unless there is … Continue reading

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Germany’s Angela Merkel Meets With Belgian & Luxembourg Leaders

  January 12, 2017 at 6:52 pm by

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has paid quick visits to Luxembourg and Belgium today, meeting with the leaders of both nations. First stopping in Luxembourg, Chancellor Merkel had an audience with Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa at the Grand Ducal Palace. King Philippe of the Belgians then had his own audience with the Chancellor when she made her way to Brussels; the Belgian Royal Court’s Twitter praising the … Continue reading

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William & Kate Kick Off 2017 Engagements With Patronage Visits

  January 11, 2017 at 10:03 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today visited the Child Bereavement UK centre in Stratford to help mark the location’s first anniversary. The couple joined in on a Family Support Group session, speaking with families currently receiving support from the charity as they come to terms with their grief over the loss of a loved one, and learning about their Memory Jar exercise. “You know I lost my mummy when I was … Continue reading

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Imperial Family Attends New Year’s Lectures

  January 11, 2017 at 9:24 pm by

Emperor Akihito has led members of the Imperial Family during the annual Kosho Hajime no Gi (New Year’s Lectures) at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo today. Attending were the Empress, Crown Prince Naruhito, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, Princess Mako and Prince and Princess Hitachi. The family listened to three lectures from professors of the University of Tokyo and the Waseda University, on the topics of French literature, political science and … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Pays Visit to Military Families in Bulford

  January 11, 2017 at 2:12 pm by

The Countess of Wessex today made a trip to Bulford, in Wiltshire, where she met with soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles and their families. She was given a tour of Ward Barracks, the new home base for the 5th Battalion following their recent return from Germany. During her tour, the Countess was shown the newest equipment the 5th Battalion uses, including new personal protection equipment. "Virtus" is the new … Continue reading

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