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Princess Mako On Official Visit to Paraguay

  September 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm by

Princess Mako of Akishino is representing her grandfather, the Emperor of Japan, in Paraguay this week, as the two countries mark 80 years of immigration and bilateral relations. She attended a ceremony today alongside President Horacio Cartes and the Japanese Ambassador to Paraguay, Takeshi Kamitami, in Luque to celebrate the anniversary. A group of farmers were the first immigrants from Japan to Paraguay in 1936. The Princess delivered a speech … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Attend Belgian Leg of IAAF Diamond League

  September 9, 2016 at 7:42 pm by

There were some royal spectators in the stands for this year’s edition of the Memorial Van Damme track and field meet at the King Baudouin Stadium – King Philippe and Queen Mathilde with their four children. Also joining them was Prince Albert II of Monaco for the event, which is one of the meets that makes up the 2016 Diamond League, a series of international meets to promote track and field. … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Rocks Red Houndstooth Blouse At Zarzuela Audiences

  September 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia looked fabulous in a red and white houndstooth blouse and white pants during audiences at Zarzuela Palace today. The look was completed with a pair of red heels from Mango and simple stud earrings. The Queen met with representatives of the Latin American Alliance for Rare or Uncommon Diseases, to be updated on the upcoming Fourth Latin American Meeting on Rare Diseases that will be held in Montevideo later this month … Continue reading

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World First Aid Day 2016 Launched by Princess Charlène in Geneva

  September 9, 2016 at 4:45 pm by

Princess Charlène has joined the Secretary General of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for the launch of this year’s World First Aid Day, and a new campaign aimed at children, at the United Nations offices in Geneva. The Princess and Secretary General Elhadj As Sy gave a lesson in first aid to a group of school-aged children, teaching them how to perform CPR. “Children are … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Learns About Aquaculture Industry During Visit to Zeeland

  September 9, 2016 at 4:31 pm by

The Queen of the Netherlands paid a visit to the provence of Zeeland today, where she stopped in the towns of Colijnsplaat and Zierikzee with a focus on the innovations put to use in the region’s aqua farming industry. First she visited Delta Farms, a company that farms and exports sea centipedes to shrimp farms around the world. New research is being undertaken to see if the creatures can extend the lifespan … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Queens In The Highlands

  September 9, 2016 at 10:00 am by

September 9, 1923: Queen Mary of the United Kingdom poses for photo with her daughter-in-law, the Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) during the royal family’s summer vacation at Balmoral Castle, in the Scottish Highlands.

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A Royal Christening At Drottningholm

  September 9, 2016 at 8:09 am by

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have today christened their son, Prince Alexander, in a ceremony attending by close family and friends at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel. The service was conducted by Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Chief Court Chaplain Bishop Johan Dalman and Pastor of the Royal Court Parish Michael Bjerkhagen. Prayers, readings by three of the couple’s siblings (Crown Princess Victoria, Lina Frejd and Sara Hellqvist) and music from the Stockholm Boy’s … Continue reading

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Princess Anne Cancels Engagements After Contracting Chest Infection

  September 9, 2016 at 5:15 am by

The Princess Royal has had to cancel several engagements next week after tests showed she is suffering from a chest infection. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed that the Princess was admitted to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Wednesday, but did not stay overnight. Princess Anne, one of the hardest working British royals and in the past month has travelled to Brazil and Russia, is currently recuperating at Balmoral Castle. Princess Anne, … Continue reading

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Prince Alexander’s Godparents Revealed Ahead of Tomorrow’s Christening

  September 8, 2016 at 8:24 am by

Sweden’s youngest Prince, Alexander, will be christened tomorrow at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel. Ahead of the event, the people who will serve as his godparents were announced today. They are Crown Princess Victoria, his paternal aunt; Lina Frejd, his maternal aunt; Victor Magnuson, first cousin of his father; Jan-Åke Hansson, his father’s best friend who also served as his best man; and Cajsa Larsson, a friend of his mother’s. Prince … Continue reading

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Prince Charles: Evening Standard’s ‘Londoner of the Decade’

  September 7, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

The Prince of Wales has been named ‘Londoner of the Decade’ by The Express Standard this evening. The achievement award was given at the newspaper’s Progress 1000 Awards at the Science Museum. “I have to confess I am not entirely sure whether to be pleased or alarmed.  Perhaps I am losing my touch when such eminent newspapers start giving me achievement awards!” the Prince joked as he began his acceptance speech … Continue reading

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King Philippe Hosts German-Speaking Leaders at Laeken

  September 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm by

The King and Queen of the Belgians have welcomed four leaders of German-speaking countries to the Royal Palace of Laeken this evening, for the thirteenth informal summit of German-speaking nations. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, President Joachim Gauck of Germany and President Johann Schneider-Ammann of the Swiss Confederation were present for the welcoming dinner with their spouses (except for Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess), posing for photos … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Honour 100th Anniversary of Camilo José Cela’s Birth

  September 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia have commemorated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Spanish writer Camilo José Cela at the Cervantes Institute. The King delivered a speech at the event, in which he recalled Cela’s “important role in the history of Spanish literature” as he “represented a connecting link between the before and the after of the tragedy of the Civil War.” The King called Cela’s works “one of the strongest … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra Pays Visit to Royal Trinity Hospice

  September 7, 2016 at 12:30 pm by

The ever-elegant Princess Alexandra of Kent paid a visit to the Royal Trinity Hospice today, meeting patients and staff. She toured both the inpatient and outpatient centres, seeing how different forms of therapy (including physiotherapy and art therapy) are used to provide relief to patients, before having a cup of tea with some of the outpatients. Alexandra was also shown the retail store which raise funds to allow the hospice … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Attends Reception Marking 10th Anniversary of Sexual and Reproductive Health Network

  September 7, 2016 at 12:02 pm by

Crown Princess Mary was present at a reception today held at Christiansborg Palace to mark the tenth anniversary of the Parliamentary Intergroup Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Wearing white trousers and a beige blouse, the Princess listened to speeches by Danish MPs who are involved in the network, which works to “ensure a continuous and nonpartisan focus” on the issue within Denmark. Part of the reception involved … Continue reading

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Duchess’s Best Friend: Camilla Visits Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

  September 7, 2016 at 11:34 am by

A bulldog named Winston almost stole the show during the Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home today, as he took a shining to the royal visitor’s outfit – by hiding his head underneath her skirts! Camilla – a well-known dog lover – was unfazed by Winston’s antics, laughing and giving the pup a pat as she chucked, “Typical dog, head up the skirt.” The Duchess … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde To Pay State Visit To The Netherlands This November

  September 7, 2016 at 8:47 am by

It has been confirmed this morning that King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians will pay a state visit to the Netherlands between November 28 and 30, accepting an invitation from Dutch King Willem-Alexander. The visit is to highlight the “close and wide-ranging relations” and “historic ties and social values” between the two countries. Belgium and the Netherlands are important trading partners. The Belgian and Dutch Royal Couples, November … Continue reading

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A Busy London Day For Charles and Camilla

  September 6, 2016 at 7:31 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had a busy day in London today, beginning with a celebration of the Royal Mail, which is marking 500 years of service this year. Attending the reception at Merchant Taylor’s Hall, Charles and Camilla unveiled a green replica Penfold postbox, after the Prince delivered a speech that decried the explosion of Twitter usage, saying that “In these days of texting and various … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Welcomes International Students And Visits Children’s Hospital

  September 6, 2016 at 4:26 pm by

Denmark’s Princess Marie had two engagements in the south of the country today, as she officially opened the new multipurpose area at the Hans Christian Anderson Children’s Hospital that is part of the Odense University Hospital, before welcoming this year’s international students to the University of Southern Denmark. Wearing a simple grey dress with a beige cardigan, the Princess was welcomed with flowers from a gorgeous four-year-old (who behaved in typical … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Donates To Help Rio Children Attend Paralympic Games

  September 6, 2016 at 11:43 am by

Prince Harry has made a personal donation to the #FillTheSeats campaign that is working to purchase 10,000 tickets to the Rio Paralympic Games – which begin September 7 – for children from the capital city. The campaign is working with Paralympic organisers, and has thus far raised $USD200,000 to purchase tickets to events. Harry also sent a message to the British Invictus Games athletes who will also be participating in the Paralympics, … Continue reading

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Prince Hisahito Turns Ten

  September 6, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Japan’s Prince Hisahito today celebrates his tenth birthday. He is the third in line to the throne, as the only grandson of Emperor Akihito. To mark the occasion, a video of the Prince with his two elder sisters, Princesses Mako and Kako, has been released showing the siblings tending to the rice paddy and gardens on their residence in Tokyo. Born in 2006, Hisahito was the first male to be … Continue reading

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