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Palace Profile: Huis ten Bosch Palace

  March 26, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Huis ten Bosch Palace from the main gates Location: The Hague, Kingdom of The Netherlands Built: 1645-1650 Architect: Pieter Post Commissioned By: Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, Princess of Orange Style: Dutch Baroque On The Palace Grounds: Palace Gardens Current Owner: The Dutch State Current Use: The Palace is being renovated and will become the official residence of T.M. The King and Queen and their daughters upon completion Fun Fact: A replica of the Palace can be found in a Japanese … Continue reading

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Princess Anne’s Granddaughters Enjoy A Day At Gatcombe Horse Trials

  March 25, 2017 at 7:56 pm by

The three energiser bunnies Princess Anne calls granddaughters enjoyed a day of sunshine on the first day of the Gatcombe Horse Trials today, as they watched their mother/aunt compete in the event. Savannah and Isla Phillips and Mia Tindall spent the day chasing each other around the grassy paddocks, picking flowers, patting dogs and enjoying a crepe treat, as the Princess Royal, Sir Timothy Laurence, Peter and Autumn Phillips, and Mike … Continue reading

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Dubai’s Royals Attend The Dubai World Cup 2017

  March 25, 2017 at 7:31 pm by

Members of Dubai’s ruling family were this evening present for the Dubai World Cup meet at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid watched the main race – which was won by the American trained horse Arrogate owned by Prince Khalid bin Abdullah of Saudi Arabia – alongside his junior wife, Princess Haya, and a number of his children, including Sheikh Hamdan, Sheikh Mansoor, Sheikh Majid and Sheikha Al Jalila,. … Continue reading

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Poll: 68% of Surveyed Russians Do Not Want To Restore Monarchy

  March 25, 2017 at 12:21 am by

A telephone poll conducted earlier in March by the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion has shown that 68% of those surveyed do not want to restore the monarchy in Russia. 22% said they were not against a monarchy, but they did not have a solid idea of who would best for the position of Tsar – 13% preferred someone from the political or public sphere, while only 6% preferred a … Continue reading

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Prince George Set To Attend Thomas’s Battersea School in September

  March 24, 2017 at 10:14 pm by

Kensington Palace today announced that Prince George, the three-year-old son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will begin primary school in September at Thomas’s Battersea in South London. “TRH are delighted to have found a school where they are confident George will have a happy and successful start to his education,” the statement read. The youngster currently attends a Montessori nursery school in Norfolk. The co-educational preparatory school educates 540 pupils … Continue reading

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Copenhagen Business School Celebrates Centenary With Frederik & Mary In Attendance

  March 24, 2017 at 8:37 pm by

The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark this evening were present at a gala dinner celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Copenhagen Business School. Frederik and Mary were welcomed by the school’s leadership as they arrived at Kiln Hall at Porcelænshaven, before posing for photographs ahead of the dinner. Crown Pincess Mary repeated an outfit she debuted last year during a visit to Qatar: a printed silk skirt in reds, pinks, blues … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Visits Westminster Attack Victims; Queen Appoints ‘Hero’ MP To Privy Council

  March 24, 2017 at 1:21 pm by

The Prince of Wales spent time earlier today at King’s College Hospital where he met individuals injured in Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Westminster. Five victims from the attack – which left four innocent people dead – are still being treated the hospital, among them university student Travis Frain, who posted a photograph of himself and Prince Charles on social media. The Prince asked “him how he was doing and asked him … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: King Abdullah II As A Toddler

  March 24, 2017 at 8:00 am by

March 24, 1964: Photographs show a two-year-old Prince Abdullah of Jordan (later King Abdullah II) at his home in Amman, reading a picture book and posing with his mother, Princess Muna, and younger brother, Prince Faisal.

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Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Gives Birth To Third Son

  March 24, 2017 at 6:57 am by

Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, daughter of the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, gave birth to her fifth child – a son – on March 22. Baby boy Rashid bin Mansoor joins two big brothers (Mohammed and Hamdan) and two big sisters (Fatima and Lateefa). The Sheikha, who is married to Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a half-brother of the Emir of Abu Dhabi, … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Launches Healthy Lifestyle Program Alongside Football Club

  March 24, 2017 at 1:04 am by

On Wednesday March 22, Infanta Elena paid a visit to the Real Sporting de Gijon Football Club where she helped launch a new healthy lifestyle program aimed at schoolchildren. ‘Living in Health’ has been established by the Mapfre Foundation and the Mareo Real Sporting de Gijón Education Foundation to teach children the importance of leading a healthy life and the “benefits of exercise and a healthy diet”. It involves various workshops to help … Continue reading

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Icelandic President Pays State Visit to Norway

  March 23, 2017 at 7:58 pm by

The President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, has paid a state visit to Norway this week, on the invitation of King Harald V. The three-day visit began on Tuesday with an official welcoming ceremony in the Palace Square outside the Royal Palace of Oslo, where the President and the King inspected a guard of honour. Afterwards, inside the Palace, a photograph of the royal family – King Harald, Queen Sonja, … Continue reading

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Swedes Host 2017’s First Representation Dinner

  March 23, 2017 at 7:38 pm by

The first representation dinner for 2017 was held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on Thursday evening, hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. As usual, guests were from a large cross section of Swedish society: government, the diplomatic corps, business, sports and science. They were received by the King and Queen, along with Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia in the White … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends ‘Tobacco or Health’ Conference in Portugal

  March 23, 2017 at 4:45 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia was present at the opening ceremony of the 7th Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH) at the Sheraton Porto Hotel in Porto, Portugal on Thursday. The Queen delivered a speech at the opening, which she began with offering condolences to the victims of the terror attack in London on Tuesday that has claimed four innocent lives. “We all stand firmly together against any form of terror or … Continue reading

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“There Is No Rule Book, No Right or Wrong” – Duchess of Cambridge Speaks Motherhood At Film Launch

  March 23, 2017 at 1:26 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken about the joys and challenges of motherhood as she helped launch a film series put together by family charity Best Beginnings. “Nothing can really prepare you for you the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother.  It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love, and worry, all mixed together,” Kate said, remarking how it is challenging even for people … Continue reading

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Second Child On The Way For Carl Philip and Sofia

  March 23, 2017 at 10:36 am by

The Swedish Royal Court announced Thursday morning that young Prince Alexander will be receiving a sibling come September. Princess Sofia is pregnant with her second child. “We are pleased to announce that we are expecting a child, a sibling for Prince Alexander. We look forward to welcoming a new little member of our family,” Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia said in the statement. The couple’s schedule of engagements over … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie of York at 27: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  March 23, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Today is the 27th birthday of Princess Eugenie of York, the younger daughter of the Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson. The Princess – like her sister – has never been afraid to take a sartorial risk, and has really grown into her fashion style over the past few years, so let’s take a look at her five best fashion moments. 5. Attending the 2016 Trooping the Colour, Princess Eugenie donned a … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Cancels Thursday Engagement In Wake of London Terror Attack

  March 22, 2017 at 8:31 pm by

In the wake of Wednesday afternoon’s terror attack in Westminster, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh’s planned engagement to open the new headquarters of the Metropolitan Police has been postponed. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said this evening that “in light of today’s events the decision has been taken to postpone the Queen’s engagement to New Scotland Yard” and that it will be rescheduled for another date. Three people were killed when … Continue reading

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First Anniversary of Brussels Attack Marked By King and Queen

  March 22, 2017 at 4:23 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians have commemorated the first anniversary of the 22/3 Brussels terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 32 innocent people during explosions at Brussels Airport and Maalbeek metro station. The couple, alongside Prime Minister Charles Michel, first attended a ceremony at the airport where they laid a wreath before taking a train to Maalbeek metro station. At both locations, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde … Continue reading

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Chapeaux, My Chapeaux! Princess Beatrix Opens Hat Exhibition

  March 22, 2017 at 2:05 pm by

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands is known for many things, one of them being her large collection of hats (affectionately known as ‘cheese wheels’ by some). And on Wednesday, at Museum Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn, the Princess opened an exhibition showcasing a portion of that collection. Chapeaux! The Hats of Queen Beatrix contains 111 of the Bea’s most well-known hats from her 33-year reign, the have been worn to engagements ranging … Continue reading

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Got The Giggles: Queen Máxima Opens Music Symposium

  March 22, 2017 at 11:36 am by

Something definitely tickled Queen Máxima’s fancy during the opening of a music symposium at Palace Noordeinde on Wednesday. The Queen was photographed laughing at a joke made by a speaker, as were others in attendance. She wore a floral skirt and emerald green chiffon blouse for the event. The symposium is entitled ‘Tomorrow, More Music in the Classroom’ and its purpose is to show education professionals the benefits of introducing … Continue reading

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