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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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Crown Princess Mary Receives Berlingske’s Honorary Award

  January 10, 2017 at 9:42 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was today awarded the Berlingske Foundation’s Honorary Award for her work “as patron of the vulnerable groups of society”. During the awards ceremony at Det Berlingske Hus in Copenhagen, the Berlingske Foundation’s chairman Mads Bryde Andersen called the Princess’s work and dedication “a model not only for other role models, but for everyone with a commitment to the society we live in.” In her acceptance speech, … Continue reading

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King Felipe Attends Funeral of Former Portuguese President

  January 10, 2017 at 5:32 pm by

Spain’s King Felipe VI today attended the state funeral of the former Portuguese President, Mário Soares, at the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon. He was joined at the service by Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco, as well as a number of heads of state. The King offered his condolences to the family of President Soares, who died at the age of 92 on Saturday, upon his arrival at the Monastery. Earlier, the … Continue reading

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Prince William’s First Engagement of the Year: A Visit to Centrepoint

  January 10, 2017 at 2:08 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge has kicked off his 2017 working calendar with a visit to one of his first patronages, Centrepoint. He spent time today at the organisation’s hostel in Northolt, speaking with young people who have received assistance from the organisation. William watched in on several workshops the hostel hosts, including one called WorkWise that is designed to help homeless people find and keep employment. He heard from individuals who have … Continue reading

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Navy Chic: Queen Letizia Attends AECC Meeting in Madrid

  January 10, 2017 at 1:47 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain has attended the first meeting of 2017 for the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), of which she is Honorary President, at the organisation’s head quarters in Madrid. At the meeting, the Queen along with board members and staff of the organisation and others affiliated with the AECC’s efforts, discussed and outlined the strategy points of the AECC for the year. The Queen donned a professional ensemble of … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family Hosts New Year Reception

  January 10, 2017 at 10:27 am by

At the Grand Ducal Palace today, the Luxembourg Grand Duke and Grand Duchess welcomed members of Parliament and government for their annual New Year’s reception. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, wearing an orange shift dress with floral embellishments, were also present to greet the guests, including Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and the Parliamentary President Mars Di Bartolomeo. A second reception will be held tomorrow for members of … Continue reading

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Second Daughter for Alexander and Sarah von Isenburg

  January 10, 2017 at 6:37 am by

Hereditary Princess Sarah von Isenburg gave birth to her second child, a daughter, on January 5 in Munich, the Princely House has announced yesterday. “With great joy and gratitude, the Princely House of Isenburg announces the birth of the second child of TH The Hereditary Prince and Princess,” the statement read. The infant – who joins big sister Princess Alix Imagina (born in November 2015) – has been named Zita. … Continue reading

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A Golden Wedding Anniversary in The Netherlands

  January 10, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and her husband, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, today celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary. A new photograph of the couple was released last week to celebrate the milestone, and yesterday two more were released featuring their children and grandchildren. The couple will celebrate privately, on a Caribbean cruise with their children and grandchildren in February. Margriet and Pieter have given an interview to Blauw Bloed which will air on January … Continue reading

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Thai Royal Chariot Sent For Repairs In Preparation For Royal Cremation

  January 9, 2017 at 9:58 pm by

The Royal Chariot that will be used in the cremation ceremony of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand has been removed from the Bangkok National Museum, with pieces of the vehicle being sent to the Traditional Arts Office in Nakhon Pathom for repair work. Built in 1795, the chariot – called Maha Phichai Ratcharot – carries the urn of deceased members of the royal family during the cremation ceremony. It is … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge At 35: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  January 9, 2017 at 6:00 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge celebrates her 35th birthday today. To mark the occasion, we’ve put together a list of her five best fashion moments since she became part of the British Royal Family (in our opinion of course!) Let us know in the comments what your favourite Kate fashion moment is. 5. In December 2013, Catherine attended the premiere of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom in a cream Roland Mouret evening gown, featuring … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Makes First Public Appearance In Nearly A Month At Church

  January 8, 2017 at 12:30 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II has made her first public appearance in almost four weeks, as she attended the Sunday church service at the St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham this morning. Arriving to church by car with the Duke of Edinburgh, the monarch – who has been suffering from a heavy cold since before Christmas – looked her bright, usual self in a royal blue outfit with matching hat with feathers around the … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: ‘Iolani Palace

  January 8, 2017 at 7:00 am by

The second of our Palace Profiles takes us to the only official royal residence located on US soil, ‘Iolani Palace, the official residence of the final rulers of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Facade of ‘Iolani Palace Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America Built: 1879-1882 (current form) Architects: Thomas J. Baker, Charles J. Wall, and Isaac Moore (current form) Commissioned By: King David Kalākaua (current form); Mataio Kekūanāoʻa (original building) Style: American Florentine Rooms: 26 On The Palace Grounds: The Royal … Continue reading

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Zara and Mike Tindall Step Out On The Gold Coast For Magic Millions

  January 8, 2017 at 6:31 am by

Zara and Mike Tindall enjoyed the sunshine of the Gold Coast, on the north-east coast of Australia, today as they attended the Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo event. After a photocall and chatting with others linked to the event, Zara changed out of her white Zimmerman eyelet lace shirtdress into polo gear and mounted her horse to take part in the inaugural polo match linked to Magic Millions. While playing for Team … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Launches ‘AntiBulli’ Program Alongside Handball Champion

  January 7, 2017 at 1:35 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today launched a new anti-bullying program in Silkeborg alongside Danish handball player Mikkel Hansen. The purpose of the program, called AntiBulli, is to create strong unity and community spirit in handball clubs around the country, to eliminate exclusion and bullying, and improve children’s welfare while participating in sporting activities. During the event, Mary and Mikkel both took part in handball exercises with the children from the Silkeborg … Continue reading

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On This Day: Crown Princess Juliana Marries Her German Prince

  January 7, 2017 at 9:00 am by

Eighty years ago, Crown Princess Juliana of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld were married at the Great Church (St Jacobskerk) in The Hague. Following the ceremony (which had been preceded by a civil ceremony at The Hague’s Town Hall), the newlyweds appeared on the balcony of Noordeinde Palace to greet the gathered crowd. While a number of royals and nobles attended the wedding (including the Duke of Kent and Princess Alice, Countess … Continue reading

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King Felipe Presides Over 2017 Pascua Militar

  January 6, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

Today at the Plaza de la Armería at the Royal Palace of Madrid, King Felipe VI of Spain presided over the annual Pascua Militar, a military ceremony dating back to 1782 and the reign of Carlos III. The King reviewed the Royal Guard formation during the ceremony, which also included a 21-gun salute and the playing of the Spanish national anthem, La Marcha Real. Queen Letizia joined her husband in … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Duke of Kent Inspects Bombing Damage

  January 6, 2017 at 6:00 am by

January 6, 1941: Prince George, Duke of Kent is seen during a visit to Cheapside, London’s financial centre, to inspect damage caused during the air raids by German forces several days prior as they attacked the City of London during The Blitz.

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Diana’s Letters Sell For Over Five Times The Estimate

  January 5, 2017 at 9:43 pm by

The Cheffins auction house in Cambridgeshire has sold six letters handwritten by Diana, Princess of Wales in an auction lot full of royal memorabilia, for over five times the estimate. Coming from the estate of Cyril Dickman, who was chief palace steward and worked for the Royal Family for over 50 years beginning during World War Two, the letters fetched £15,100, well above the estimated £2,300-£3,600. In one letter from September 1984, Princess Diana … Continue reading

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Haakon and Mette-Marit Attend NHO Conference

  January 5, 2017 at 9:16 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit have today attended the annual Næringslivets Hovedorganisasjon conference at the Oslo Spektrum. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Made in Norway – at work for a green future’, aiming to get politicians and business leaders to make decisions that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by showing them ways that are sustainable whilst creating jobs and value for the country. Haakon and Mette-Marit listened … Continue reading

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Prince Laurent Takes Family To Visit Homeless Shelter

  January 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm by

Belgium’s Prince Laurent and his family visited a homeless shelter in Brussels today, which is run through an initiative of Le Foundation prince Laurent. The initiative is unique in that it allows the homeless staying at the shelter to bring their pet dogs with them. The Prince and his wife, Princess Claire, spoke with the individuals who run the shelter and the people taking up its services; while their children – Louise, Nicolas … Continue reading

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