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Book-Lover Camilla Stops By Not One, But Two Libraries

  February 24, 2016 at 7:58 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall, who has been on a spate of literacy-related events these past few weeks, kept up the trend today, dropping by two different libraries in London. At the Islington Central Library early in the day, Camilla – wearing a steel blue dress and matching jacket – met with pupils from three local schools and gave them a sneak preview of a new book that has been published … Continue reading

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Princess Estelle Turns Four

  February 23, 2016 at 7:26 am by

Sweden’s Princess Estelle today celebrates her fourth birthday, and a new photograph by Kate Gabor has been released by the Royal Court. Estelle is – currently – the only child of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. She is second in line to the throne, behind her mother. Within the coming weeks, the young Princess will get a very special belated birthday present – a new brother or sister (though … Continue reading

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New Poll: 62% Want Prince Henrik’s Appanage Reduced

  February 21, 2016 at 5:18 am by

A poll published yesterday by Danish newspaper Avisen shows that 62% of the Danes who were questioned believe Prince Henrik should take a reduction in his appanage following his retirement at the beginning of this year. “It is not fair – there must be a cut in salary and court when a royal retires” received two-thirds of the vote when asked what they thought about the Prince retaining his almost 8millionDKK … Continue reading

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Prince Amedeo Celebrates Thirtieth Birthday

  February 21, 2016 at 2:00 am by

Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este today turns thirty years old. He was born in 1986 as the first child of Princess Astrid and Archduke Lorenz, and the first grandchild of King Albert II and Queen Paola. The Prince – who will succeed to the headship of the House of Austria-Este after his father – was educated in Belgium and England, graduating from the London School of Economics in … Continue reading

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Happy Second Birthday, Princess Leonore!

  February 20, 2016 at 4:25 am by

Princess Leonore of Sweden, Duchess of Gotland today turns two years old, and the Swedish Royal Court has released three new photos of the youngster to celebrate. The photos were taken by Brigitte Grenfeldt at the Bernadotte-O’Neill family home in Stockholm.

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Queen Silvia Joined By Son and Daughter-in-Law At Academy Gathering

  February 19, 2016 at 9:00 pm by

Earlier this evening, Queen Silvia was accompanied by Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia to the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts’s formal gathering. The Queen opted for a brown satin skirt and matching blouse, accessorising with a brightly patterned silk scarf; while a heavily pregnant Sofia wore a fire-engine red dress with full-length sleeves and a lace appliqué bodice. The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts was founded by King … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Kiss For The Bride

  February 19, 2016 at 5:51 am by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has a plethora of godchildren, royal and not, and when she married in June 2010, several of them were chosen to be apart of her bridal party. This included Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands, at the time nine and a half, who is seen in this gorgeous photograph affectionately giving her beaming godmother a kiss on the cheek during the shooting of the official wedding … Continue reading

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“I Feel Completely a Luxembourger” – Stéphanie Gives Magazine Interviews

  February 18, 2016 at 9:01 pm by

Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie has given an interview to two magazines – Télécran and Point de Vue – to mark her 32nd birthday, which is today. Among the things she discusses in the interviews is how she has changed since becoming a member of the Grand Ducal Family and moving to the tiny country: “I [have] gained confidence, I see myself as more daring when it comes to new projects…I have learned, evolved … Continue reading

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Madeleine Returns To Sweden For Childhood Board Meetings

  February 18, 2016 at 5:33 pm by

Princess Madeleine has returned to Sweden for meetings linked to the World Childhood Foundation. She and her mother, Queen Silvia, attended a Childhood International Council board meeting at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. It was also attended by members of the four Childhood locations around the world – Sweden, Germany, Brazil and the US. “Wonderful meetings to celebrate the work and successes of the World Childhood Foundation’s offices and plan for the upcoming … Continue reading

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William and Kate Join In Farewell to RAF Search and Rescue Division

  February 18, 2016 at 12:08 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge returned to their former home of Anglesey in Wales today, to attend a ceremony marking the end of the RAF Search and Rescue Force operations. They joined former servicemen and women who served in Search and Rescue for a formal disbandment ceremony before heading on to a reception where William – who was a member of the Search and Research Force for three years … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of England’s Mary I in 1516

  February 18, 2016 at 8:18 am by

500 years ago today, the Princess who became England’s first female monarch, Mary I, was born. As the only surviving child of Henry VIII of England and Catherine of Aragon, she was cherished by her parents. When Mary was 9, her father gave her a separate court, as well as many powers and privileges, normally only given to Prince of Wales. Her childhood was also marked by matrimonial plans – … Continue reading

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King of Morocco on Visit to France

  February 17, 2016 at 8:12 pm by

King Mohammed VI of Morocco paid a day-long visit to France today, meeting with President François Hollande at the Elysee Palace in the French capital. A number of government ministers attended the meeting at the Palace, prior to the King and the President heading off to visit the Institut du Monde Arabe, where they inspected plans for the creation of a Moroccan Cultural Centre in Paris. The purpose of the visit … Continue reading

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King Bhumibol Recovering From Infection, High Fever

  February 17, 2016 at 8:36 am by

Thailand’s 88-year-old monarch King Bhumibol Adulyadej is recovering from an unknown infection and high fever, a Royal Palace statement said last night. “On the night of February 14, His Majesty the King’s breathing quickened and an X-ray in the chest showed no lung infection. On February 15, the king’s fever was at 38.1 degrees Celsius,” the bulletin on the King’s health read, before revealing tests were still being undertaken to determine the … Continue reading

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Media Links Prince William’s Foreign Office Speech to the Brexit

  February 16, 2016 at 8:08 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge has been unwittingly drawn into the ‘Brexit’ debate in the United Kingdom, with the British media linking a speech he gave at a reception at the Foreign Office today as being supportive of the country remaining in the European Union. “For centuries, Britain has been an outward looking nation. Hemmed in by sea, we have always sought to explore what is beyond the horizon…In an increasingly … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander and Máxima Drop By West Brabant

  February 16, 2016 at 6:48 pm by

The Dutch King and Queen visited the province of West Brabant today, stopping by a number of local organisations contributing to the social and economic resilience of the region. Among the places they visited was ZuidWestHoek College, where Willem-Alexander and Máxima were given a tour of the cycling facilities (how Dutch!) and spoke with several champion cyclists. They also visited The Dragon Hotel, one of the oldest in the country, that … Continue reading

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Spain’s King and Queen Visit Museo del Prado

  February 16, 2016 at 2:34 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain paid a visit to the famed Museo del Prado in Madrid for a meeting of the board of trustees today. The couple viewed one of the museum’s latest acquisitions, Fra Angelico’s The Virgin of the Pomegranate,  which was purchased from the Duke of Alba, before heading into the meeting with the museum’s board. Queen Letizia donned an ivory skirt suit with a … Continue reading

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Story Time with Camilla – How Wondercrump!

  February 16, 2016 at 1:16 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall delighted youngsters at the Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl exhibition in London today, when she took to the stage to read a chapter of the author’s The BFG to them. Wearing a bright purple skirt suit and a pair of floral brooches, the Duchess animatedly read to the audience, which included Roald Dahl’s widow Felicity and his grandson Luke, who manages the Roald Dahl Literacy Estate. She had earlier … Continue reading

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Has Romania’s Former Prince Nicolas Become A Father?

  February 16, 2016 at 10:02 am by

Romanian media outlet DC News has reported that the rumoured child of Nicholas Medforth-Mills, formerly Prince of Romania, and Nicoleta Cirjan was born on February 9 in Bucharest. Iris Anna Cirjan was born quite healthy, according to Ms Cirjan’s personal blog, in which she also calls herself a single mother and that the father – who may or may not be Mr Medforth-Mills – has shown no interest in being involved. There … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra at 25 – Her Top Five Looks

  February 16, 2016 at 3:00 am by

Luxembourg’s Princess Alexandra, the only daughter of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, today celebrates her 25th birthday. To mark her quarter of a century, we’ve compiled a list of her five best outfits. 1. While there are no full-length photographs of this outfit, what was seen is much to one’s liking. At the gala dinner held the night before her eldest brother Guillaume’s wedding in October 2012, Alexandra wore satin … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Becomes Patron of the National Gallery

  February 15, 2016 at 4:11 pm by

The Prince of Wales today visited the National Gallery in London, where he was given a tour of the Gallery’s new exhibition, Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art. Charles was also named the Gallery’s first Royal Patron, after being a trustee between the years of 1986 to 1993. The exhibition is the first in Britain of the works of French artist Eugène Delacroix in over 50 years.

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