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Twenty Years of The Spanish Geographical Society Celebrated With Queen Sofia

  April 6, 2017 at 11:11 am by

Queen Sofia of Spain has attended the Spanish Geographical Society’s annual awards ceremony on Thursday at the Mutua Madrileña Auditorium in Madrid. The ceremony was also used to celebrate the Society’s twentieth anniversary. The Queen – wearing a simple navy blue dress and blazer with a set of colourful jewels – helped present awards in the categories of photography, travel, research, communication and innovation, as well as the overall ‘Spanish Geographical Society … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal on Visit to Ghana To Mark 60 Years of Independence

  April 6, 2017 at 6:22 am by

This year the Republic of Ghana celebrates sixty years of independence from the United Kingdom. To mark the anniversary year, the Princess Royal has spent two days this week in the country. Arriving in Accra on April 4, the Princess began her visit with an audience with the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, at Flagstaff House. She then visited the Commonwealth War Graves at Christiansborg War Cemetery and laid a wreath in honour of fallen … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Haakon in Liberia

  April 6, 2017 at 5:45 am by

The Crown Prince of Norway has been in the west African country of Liberia this week in his role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nation’s Development Program. Prince Haakon spent much of his four-day visit in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. He visited the Fish Market where he met with women and individuals working to promote peace and equality in the country. The following day, Haakon spoke with survivors … Continue reading

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Spanish Monarchs Begin State Visit to Japan

  April 5, 2017 at 8:13 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain officially began their state visit to Japan on Wednesday, with a traditional welcoming at the Tokyo Imperial Palace by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were also present at the welcoming. In the afternoon, King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited the National Museum of Science and Innovation to see projects that have been … Continue reading

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Hola Panda! Queen Sofia Visits Madrid Zoo Aquarium’s Newest Panda Cub

  April 5, 2017 at 2:44 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain stopped in the Madrid Zoo Aquarium on Wednesday where she saw the zoo’s newest panda cub, Chulina, on her first walk outside of her pagoda habitat. Chulina is the first female giant panda that had been born at the Zoo. She was born last August and has remained kept inside the panda enclosure’s pagoda away from the public for the first formative months of her life. … Continue reading

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UN Secretary-General Lunches With Belgian King and Queen

  April 5, 2017 at 12:28 pm by

On Wednesday April 5, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians welcomed the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the Royal Palace of Laeken for lunch. The couple posed for photos with António Guterres before sitting down for a meal. The Secretary-General was in Belgium for the Syrian Aid Conference. Rencontre avec @antonioguterres Secrétaire général des @UN pic.twitter.com/68nfRpk6ij — Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) April 5, 2017

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Queen Margrethe Meets Ukrainian President

  April 5, 2017 at 11:38 am by

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II had an audience with the President of the Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, at Christian IX’s Palace in Amalienborg. They were joined by the Danish Minister for Education and Research, Søren Pind.

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Cambridges and Harry Remember Westminster Attack Victims During Service of Hope

  April 5, 2017 at 11:15 am by

At Westminster Abbey on Wednesday morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined victims, their families and first responders that were caught up in the Westminster terror attack on March 22. Upon their arrival to the Abbey, Prince William – who was attending the service in his role as patron of the Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund, laid a wreath at the Innocent Victims Memorial. He … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima At Work

  April 5, 2017 at 10:51 am by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands were going about their regular duties on Wednesday, in The Hague and Amsterdam respectively. King Willem-Alexander paid a visit to the Dutch Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), an institute under the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences of which the King is patron. Here he was informed about recent research the NIDI has undertaken into population issues affecting the Netherlands – the main topics of focus being migration, … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Attends 42nd Street West End Premiere for EACH

  April 4, 2017 at 8:13 pm by

As patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, the Duchess of Cambridge was present for the opening night of the hit musical 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on London’s West End on Tuesday night. Catherine – who wore a red full-skirted cocktail dress from Marchesa – was welcomed by the show’s co-producer and director, and was presented with a copy of the show program by 12-year-old Ollie Duell, who … Continue reading

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Citizens of Fredensborg Welcome Queen Margrethe At Start of Spring Residence

  April 4, 2017 at 7:58 pm by

The traditional torchlit procession to Fredensborg Palace took place on Tuesday night, as the citizens of the town welcomed Queen Margrethe II as she takes up residence in the Palace for the spring season. Hundreds gathered in the courtyard of the Palace as the Queen was presented with flowers by the Mayor of Fredensborg, Thomas Lykke Pedersen, who asked her to pass on his condolences to Prince Henrik following the death … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Continues Mother’s Support For A Landmine-Free World

  April 4, 2017 at 6:48 pm by

Following in his late mother’s footsteps, Prince Harry spoke at a reception on Tuesday night about the importance of a landmine-free world for future generations. “It is estimated that 60 million people still live in fear from the threat of landmines. In 2015, global deaths and injuries from landmines reached a ten-year high; but perhaps more shocking is the fact that almost 80% of them were civilians. It is typically … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Meet Pope Francis At The Vatican

  April 4, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had a private audience with Pope Francis on Tuesday as part of their week-long tour of Europe. Taking place in the Pope Paul VI Audience Hall, the audience lasted twenty minutes. Afterwards, the couple and the Pope presented each other with gifts – a hamper of goods from the Highgrove estate for Pope Francis; a bronze olive branch and the Pope’s papal … Continue reading

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Diplomatic Reception Hosted At Château de Berg

  April 4, 2017 at 2:39 pm by

Grand Duke Henri hosted a reception for members of the diplomatic corp on Tuesday April 4 at Château de Berg in central Luxembourg.  The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean Asselborn, was at the head of the diplomats assigned to Luxembourg for the reception. The Grand Duke, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie welcomed their guests and mingled with them throughout the reception.

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Another Day, Another Exhibition For Juan Carlos and Sofia

  April 4, 2017 at 11:09 am by

It was a case of deja vu for King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain on Tuesday as they attended the opening of an exhibition celebrating the 80th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica (they had attended another exhibition opening the day before). The couple were given a tour of the exhibition, entitled ‘Piety and Terror in Picasso: The Road to Guernica” after the famous painting which is regarded as one of … Continue reading

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I Should Be So Lucky: Kylie Minogue Receives Britain-Australia Award From Prince Philip

  April 4, 2017 at 8:09 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh has presented Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue with the Britain-Australia Society’s Award for 2016 during a private audience at Windsor Castle. The award is in recognition of the star’s contributions to Anglo-Australian relations. “I’m a proud Aussie but Britain has a very strong place in my heart having lived and worked here for many years. The Society does a wonderful job to promote the rich cultural ties … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Arrive In Japan Ahead Of State Visit

  April 4, 2017 at 7:47 am by

Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia arrived in Japan on the afternoon of April 4 ahead of their state visit to the country. Their plane landed at Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport) where they were welcomed by a number of officials, and a small crowd of fans. The couple will spend the next three days in Japan, upon the invitation of Emperor Akihito. King Felipe and Queen Letizia’s visit will focus … Continue reading

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Charles The Renaissance Man: Prince and Duchess Conclude Florence Leg of Tour

  April 3, 2017 at 7:03 pm by

The Prince of Wales has been named ‘Renaissance Man of the Year’ during a gala dinner at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence on the last evening of his and the Duchess of Cornwall’s second leg of their European tour. “I fear I have many more interests than talents – which is why I feel so greatly honoured to be given such an award in the city of the Strozzis and the Medicis, … Continue reading

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Flirty Florals For Maxima and Beatrix At King’s Day Concert

  April 3, 2017 at 6:28 pm by

“Florals? For spring? Ground-breaking.” Meryl Streep’s voice as Miranda Priestly was the first thing that came to mind when this blogger saw photos from Monday evening’s Koningsdag Concert in Tilburg, with both royal ladies present donning floral-printed attire. Ahead of the official Koningsdag celebrations at the end of the month, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix and Prince Constantijn attended the annual concert held to help kick-off festivities (the concert is filmed … Continue reading

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Juan Carlos and Sofia Visit Museo del Prado, Open Exhibition

  April 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm by

During a visit to the Museo del Prado in Madrid on April 3, Spain’s King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were tasked with opening a new exhibition celebrating Hispanic art and culture. ‘Visions of the Hispanic World: Treasures of the Hispanic Society Museum and Library‘ has brought over two hundred pieces from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library in New York to Spain for the first time. The King and Queen were given … Continue reading

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