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Camilla Tries Her Hand At Ale-Making During Visit To Swindon

  January 30, 2018 at 2:24 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall visited Swindon, in the south-west of England, on Tuesday where she tried her hand at brewing ale during her visit to Arkell’s Brewery. “I’m only here for the beer!” the Duchess joked as she arrived at the family-run business which is marking 175 years of operation this year. She was given a tour of the brewing facility before coming to a room where a new, special beer … Continue reading

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King Felipe of Spain At 50: A Photo Retrospective

  January 30, 2018 at 6:00 am by

His Majesty The King of Spain today celebrates his fiftieth birthday. He was born on January 30, 1968 in Madrid as the only son of the-then Prince Juan and Princess Sofia of Spain. Felipe was educated in Spain and Canada, before studying law at the Autonomous University of Madrid and completing a Master of Science in International Relations at Georgetown University’s Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service. As a Prince, … Continue reading

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Prince of Wales Views Exhibition of Art Work From Collection of Charles I

  January 29, 2018 at 8:52 pm by

The Prince of Wales was given a special viewing of the Charles I: King and Collector exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts on Monday evening. Walking through 150 paintings from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, including the famed Le Roi à la chasse (Charles I at the Hunt) by Sir Anthony van Dyck, with curators Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Per Rumberg, Prince Charles became one of the first people to see the … Continue reading

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Princess Astrid Visits Home for Disadvantaged, Presents Sports Award

  January 29, 2018 at 4:38 pm by

Belgium’s Princess Astrid had a busy day on Monday as she first visited a home for the disadvantaged in Brussels before presenting the National Trophy of Sports Merit for 2017. At the Nativitas shelter in Marolles, the Princess – who is patron of the shelter – met with volunteers who provide the men and women who come to the shelter with clothing, food or social support. The shelter also provides … Continue reading

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Danish Prince Awards Danish Industry Initiative Award

  January 29, 2018 at 4:27 pm by

On Monday January 29 during the Danish Industry Conference for Small and Medium Enterprises in Kolding, Prince Joachim presented the DI Initiative Award to a company from North Jutland, Liftup A/S. Prince Joachim, who has presented the award for several years now, hailed the 2018 nominees as having “demonstrated special initiative and courage during the past year”.  The Initiative Award is presented annually by DI to “honour happiness and creativity” by Danish … Continue reading

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New Coin Celebrates Four Generations of House Windsor

  January 29, 2018 at 2:07 pm by

The Royal Mint in the United Kingdom has released a new coin to celebrate four generations of the House of Windsor: Queen Elizabeth II and her three direct heirs – the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge. The coin features the initials of all four royals, three crowns to symbolise the three direct heirs to the throne, and oak branches to honour the House … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Opens Jubilee Edition of The Hague Model UN

  January 29, 2018 at 1:50 pm by

On Monday, King Willem-Alexander officially opened the jubilee edition of The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) at the World Forum. Thousands of high school students from over one hundred countries have descended on The Hague for the five-day conference that is being held this week, simulating the work and gatherings of the United Nations. Through debate and diplomacy, the students have an aim of reaching an “agreement on world problems … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel To Visit The Baltic States

  January 29, 2018 at 9:24 am by

Sweden’s Crown Princess Couple will be paying visits to the Baltic States this year, to mark each respective country’s centenary of independence. Their first visit will be to Lithuania on February 16, where Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel will attend official celebrations in Vilnius on the country’s National Day before meeting with President Dalia Grybauskaitė for a luncheon. The Princess and Prince will attend a reception at the Swedish Embassy with … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik Admitted To Hospital Following Egyptian Trip

  January 29, 2018 at 6:46 am by

83-year-old Prince Henrik of Denmark was admitted to hospital in Copenhagen on Sunday night, the Danish Royal Court has confirmed. The Prince, who was diagnosed with dementia last year, was originally hospitalised last week during a vacation in Egypt. He returned to Denmark, and was admitted to Rigshospitalet for further tests. “We have at present nothing further to add to the press announcement. The Prince has returned home safely and … Continue reading

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Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Mother of UAE President, Passes Away

  January 28, 2018 at 7:31 am by

It was announced on Sunday by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs in the United Arab Emirates that Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the mother of the UAE’s President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has passed away. The Ministry’s statement read: “In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, mourns the death of Her … Continue reading

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Blue Leather For Princess Mary As She Presents Women’s Board Award 2018

  January 26, 2018 at 3:10 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark donned a navy blue pleated leather skirt and an olive, blue and white blouse as she presented the 2018 Women’s Board Award to the CEO of an American baking company on Friday. Princess Mary awarded this year’s prize to Marianne Kirkegaard, CEO of CSM Bakery Solutions, during the ceremony in Copenhagen. The Princess described Ms Kirkegaard as a “highly competent role model” during her speech ahead … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Dutch State Visit to Ethiopia

  January 26, 2018 at 3:00 am by

January 26, 1969: Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia (C) sits in between Queen Juliana (L) and Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands (R) during a gala banquet held in honour of state visit to Ethiopia by the Dutch monarch. Also participating in the visit were Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus.

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Prince Daniel Takes To The Ice During Opening Of New Multi-Sport Hall in Ockelbo

  January 25, 2018 at 7:10 pm by

Ugglebo Arena, the new multi-sport hall in Ockelbo, was officially inaugurated on Thursday evening with a special exhibition ice hockey match between Ockelbo Hockey A-Team and Team Generation Pep, a team comprising of former ice hockey stars and Prince Daniel. Team Generation Pep – named after Prince Daniel’s initiative to “spread knowledge and engage both people and organisations in a joint effort to make it easier for children and young people to live … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Shown Special Technology To Help Domestic Violence Victims During Met Police Visit

  January 25, 2018 at 1:33 pm by

During a visit to the Metropolitan Police offices in Lambeth on Thursday, the Duchess of Cornwall was shown special technology developed by Vodafone that is being used to provide extra support and assistance to victims of domestic violence. TecSOS devices – which sends a signal to police when activated by their holder, giving police details about the holder’s location and situation so a rapid response can be issued – are … Continue reading

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Over The Moon: ‘Just Jack and Eug’ Give Engagement Interview

  January 22, 2018 at 6:16 pm by

After announcing their engagement on Monday morning, Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank gave a short interview to Matt Baker of the BBC’s The One Show later that day at Buckingham Palace. The couple – who also had their official engagement portraits shot in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace today – spoke of Mr Brooksbank’s lake-side proposal earlier in January during a trip to Nicaragua. “The lake was so beautiful. The … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Engaged to Jack Brooksbank

  January 22, 2018 at 6:27 am by

Two babies, and now two weddings for the Windsor clan in 2018! The Duke and Duchess of York have this morning announced the engagement of their younger daughter, Princess Eugenie, to her long-time boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank. The Yorks were “delighted” to make the announcement, with the statement also saying the wedding will take place in autumn at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank – who have been … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens Aarhus As The ‘2018 European Volunteer Capital’

  January 21, 2018 at 6:10 pm by

On Sunday evening at the Aarhus Town Hall, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark officially ‘opened’ the municipality of Aarhus as the 2018 European Volunteer Capital. Joined by the Mayor of Aarhus, Jacob Bundsgaard, the Crown Princess delivered a speech during the event, praising the social benefits of volunteering: “Volunteers get a network and friendships, and they experience the joy and satisfaction of making a difference.” The European Volunteer Capital is decided each year … Continue reading

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Jacques and Gabriella Join In The Circus Fun

  January 21, 2018 at 4:37 pm by

Monaco’s youngest royals – three-year-old Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella – made their debut appearance at the 42nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo on Sunday, surprising royal watchers by at the afternoon performance. The twins, both wearing the Circus Festival scarf, were brought along by their father, Prince Albert II, to join other members of the family at the event. During the show, Princess Gabriella happily sat with her Tante Stéphanie, … Continue reading

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Let It Snow! The Yorks Attend Church With The Queen Amidst Snowflakes

  January 21, 2018 at 11:20 am by

A little light snowfall couldn’t dampen the spirits of the Yorks as they attended church with Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh on Sunday morning. The royal party all appeared in good spirits as they made their way out of St Lawrence Church in Castle Rising, Norfolk, heading back to Sandringham House. It had started to snow partway through the service (which gifted the photographers in attendance some lovely … Continue reading

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Princess Margriet of The Netherlands Turns Seventy-Five

  January 19, 2018 at 8:00 am by

January 19th, 2018 is the seventy-fifth birthday of Princess Margriet of The Netherlands, aunt of the current Dutch monarch. Two new photographs of the Princess were released today by the Dutch Royal Court to mark the occasion. Princess Margriet is the third daughter of Queen Juliana of The Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. She was born in 1943 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital in Ottawa, Canada where her parents and … Continue reading

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