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Prince Charles Recalls Childhood Illness During Visit to Stoke-on-Trent

  January 26, 2016 at 7:23 pm by

The Prince of Wales was reminded of his childhood contraction of the chicken pox today during a visit to Stoke-on-Trent. Prince Charles was being shown around Middleport Pottery when he caught sight of an April 1959 edition of The Evening Sentinal that gave an update of his sickness at the time. Embed from Getty Images Among other places the Prince visited during his time in Stoke-on-Trent were the Wedgwood Institute and the Burslem School of … Continue reading

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Marriage Certificate of Napoleon and Joséphine Up For Auction

  January 26, 2016 at 6:15 am by

French auction house Osenat has announced that a lot in one of their upcoming auctions is the religious marriage certificate of Napoleon Bonaparte and his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais. The certificate, demanded by Pope Pius VII in order for him to attend the coronation of Napoleon in December 1804 (until then the couple had only had a civil service, not a Catholic marriage ceremony), is part of the collection of American billionaire Christopher … Continue reading

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Fergie’s Latest Venture: A Book On Tea

  January 25, 2016 at 8:14 pm by

It is being reported that Sarah, Duchess of York is embarking on another new venture: she is due to author a book on the art of tea with American publisher Abrams. Tea And Gratitude With The Duchess will be published in 2017, according to The Daily Mail, and will instruct readers on “brewing and serving the perfect cup of tea” as well as how to “set the perfect table and throw a tea … Continue reading

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Swathed in Blue, Sofia Joins Husband At Swedish Sports Gala

  January 25, 2016 at 7:08 pm by

A pregnant Princess Sofia and her husband Prince Carl Philip walked the red carpet at the Swedish Sports Gala this evening, where the Prince later presented the Jerring Prize to swimmer Sarah Sjöström. Embed from Getty Images Sofia wore a midnight blue evening gown from the brand Greta, that featured a Peter Pan collar and a bow around the waist, which only accentuated her pregnant stomach. She accessorised with a pair … Continue reading

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790Million€ Transport Project Launched by Morocco’s King

  January 25, 2016 at 6:52 pm by

The King of Morocco today announced a 790million€ transportation project for Casablanca that will see its tram and road networks expanded. King Mohammed VI launched the project on a visit to Aïn Sebaâ – Hay Mohammadi. He has a “constant will” to improve the conditions of the economic capital of his country. According to Agence Marocaine de Presse, the project will bring Casablanca’s transport system “in line with international standards”.

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“We Have Lost A Friend” – William and Harry Mourn Explorer Henry Worsley

  January 25, 2016 at 8:48 am by

Kensington Palace has released a statement from the Duke of Cambridge on the death British explorer Henry Worsley, who was attempting to become the first individual to cross Antarctica unaided. “Harry and I are very sad to hear of the loss of Henry Worsley. He was a man who showed great courage and determination and we are incredibly proud to be associated with him…We have lost a friend, but he will remain … Continue reading

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Black and White with a Stripe – Victoria Visits Viksjö School

  January 25, 2016 at 7:19 am by

Crown Princess Victoria today attended a lecture by Emerich Roth, a Holocaust survivor, at Viksjö School in Järfälla. The purpose of the visit was to highlight Peace Week, and the Crown Princess and Mr Roth – a Czechoslovakian who survived numerous concentration camps before migrating to Sweden in 1950 – were shown exhibits the school’s students created on the themes of peace and democracy. Victoria, who is due to give birth … Continue reading

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Snow Princess Athena Turns Four With A Smile

  January 24, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Denmark’s youngest Princess, Athena, today celebrated her fourth birthday and the Royal Court released two new photographs to mark the occasion. They show the Princess and her brother Prince Henrik frolicking in the snow earlier this month. In an individual portrait, Athena smiles a cheeky grin at the camera – behind which stands photograph Steen Brogaard – dressed in a pink snowsuit. What a cheeky grin! Denmark's Princess Athena turned … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline Becomes Commander of Arts and Letters

  January 23, 2016 at 10:45 am by

This past Thursday, Princess Caroline of Hanover was presented with the insignia of a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in a reception at the Prince’s Palace. France’s Minister of Culture and Communication, Fleur Pellerin, presented the Princess with the award that recognises her work in the fields of art and literature. A lovely Birthday Present! Thursday, Princess Caroline of Monaco received insignia of Commander of Arts & Letters pic.twitter.com/3BcHsPsuQh — … Continue reading

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Joachim and Marie Visit Iceland

  January 23, 2016 at 4:05 am by

Denmark’s Prince Joachim and Princess Marie have spent two days in Iceland this week, to celebrate 100 years of the Danish-Icelandic Society. The couple arrived on Thursday evening, where they were welcomed with a reception by the Society at Nordic House in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. #PrinceJoachim & #PrincessMarie are currently on Iceland for the 100th anniversary of the Danish-Icelandic Society. pic.twitter.com/hIT6l8B5Gd — Tesouras&Tiaras (@TesourasTiaras) January 22, 2016 On Friday, it … Continue reading

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Japan’s Princess Mako Graduates from Leicester University

  January 23, 2016 at 1:47 am by

Princess Mako of Akishino graduated from Leicester University with a postgraduate degree in museum studies on Wednesday. The Princess, who spent a year in Leicester for her studies incognito, said that she had had a “fruitful year” and hoped to “apply what I have learned at postgraduate school in the future.” She also thanked the university for providing the “opportunity to pursue my studies in such a favourable environment.” Mako, the … Continue reading

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Princess Sofia Presents Sophiahemmet Graduation Brooches

  January 21, 2016 at 11:30 am by

Princess Sofia today was present at the graduation ceremony of the Sophiahemmet, for the nurses of the organisation who have completed their training, at Stockholm’s City Hall. The pregnant Princess, who is due in April, handed out the traditional brooches given to all the ‘Sophia Sisters’. The Sophiahemmet was founded in 1889 by Queen Sofia who saw how Florence Nightingale was implementing new methods of caring for patients during a visit … Continue reading

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Bhutan’s King and Queen Looking Forward To Son’s Birth

  January 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm by

The King and Queen of Bhutan released a new photograph of themselves today, celebrating the first snowfall of the year. “Their Majesties, with a wonderful snow-covered Tashichhodzong in the background. Thimphu woke up to a beautiful white morning, the first snowfall of the year, today,” the photograph is captioned on King Jigme Khesar’s official Facebook page. The message also includes a note about Queen Jetsun Pema’s pregnancy – she is … Continue reading

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Second Daughter for Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor

  January 20, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor have welcomed their second daughter it was announced today. Isabella Alexandra May was born just before midnight on January 16 and weighed 3061grams. She has an elder sister, Maud, born in 2013. The member of the extended Windsor clan is 48th in line for the throne. Embed from Getty Images Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, February 2015

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Norway Celebrates King Harald’s Silver Jubilee

  January 17, 2016 at 7:42 pm by

Norway’s King Harald V has celebrated his silver jubilee today with a series of events in Oslo. The day began with a church service in the Palace Chapel, which the entire royal family attended, as did their guests from overseas: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. Bishop Helga Haugland Byfuglien, the President of the Norwegian Church, officiated the service and Princess … Continue reading

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New Portraits Ahead of King Harald’s 25th Anniversary

  January 15, 2016 at 8:02 pm by

The Royal Court of Norway has released a series of new portraits of the Royal Family, to mark the 25th anniversary of King Harald V taking the throne in January 1991. Among the portraits are individual shots of the King, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, as well as couple shots. The photos were taken by Jørgen Gomnæs at the Royal Palace. Princess Ingrid Alexandra features in a … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho

  January 15, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of King Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho, the country’s first monarch. Moshoeshoe was born in May 1938, the eldest son of Seeiso, the paramount chief of Basutoland, as Lesotho was known as prior to achieving independence from the United Kingdom in 1966. He was educated in his home country and in England. Embed from Getty Images King Moshoeshoe II as a young man … Continue reading

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Princess Stéphanie Joined By Daughter Pauline At 40th Circus Festival

  January 14, 2016 at 8:53 pm by

Monaco’s Princess Stéphanie was joined by her elder daughter Pauline tonight for the opening evening of the 40th International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo, one of the Princess’s patronages. First held in 1974 when arranged by Prince Rainier III, Stéphanie’s father, the festival showcases circus acts from around the world. Embed from Getty Images The Princess, who earlier in the week gave an interview to Nice-Martin about the festival saying that this year’s … Continue reading

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Peter Phillips Promotes The Patron’s Lunch To Celebrate Queen’s Birthday

  January 14, 2016 at 4:21 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, took to The Mall today outside Buckingham Palace to promote The Patron’s Lunch which will be held in June as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. 10,000 people will attend the street party on June 12  – 9,000 tickets will be allocated to the Queen’s 600+ charities, while the remaining 1,000 will go on sale to the general public following a ballot. The tickets … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stephanie Visit The Namur Factory

  January 14, 2016 at 10:55 am by

The Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg today paid a visit to the production factory of one of the purveyors to the Grand Ducal Court, Namur. Guillaume and Stephanie toured the production floor, where they saw a range of different products that Namur produces, including breads, cakes and chocolates. The couple sampled a few of the offerings and Guillaume even picked up a piping bag and tried his hand at adding … Continue reading

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