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Princess Caroline Becomes Commander of Arts and Letters

  January 23, 2016 at 10:45 am by

This past Thursday, Princess Caroline of Hanover was presented with the insignia of a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in a reception at the Prince’s Palace. France’s Minister of Culture and Communication, Fleur Pellerin, presented the Princess with the award that recognises her work in the fields of art and literature. A lovely Birthday Present! Thursday, Princess Caroline of Monaco received insignia of Commander of Arts & Letters pic.twitter.com/3BcHsPsuQh — … Continue reading

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Joachim and Marie Visit Iceland

  January 23, 2016 at 4:05 am by

Denmark’s Prince Joachim and Princess Marie have spent two days in Iceland this week, to celebrate 100 years of the Danish-Icelandic Society. The couple arrived on Thursday evening, where they were welcomed with a reception by the Society at Nordic House in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. #PrinceJoachim & #PrincessMarie are currently on Iceland for the 100th anniversary of the Danish-Icelandic Society. pic.twitter.com/hIT6l8B5Gd — Tesouras&Tiaras (@TesourasTiaras) January 22, 2016 On Friday, it … Continue reading

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Japan’s Princess Mako Graduates from Leicester University

  January 23, 2016 at 1:47 am by

Princess Mako of Akishino graduated from Leicester University with a postgraduate degree in museum studies on Wednesday. The Princess, who spent a year in Leicester for her studies incognito, said that she had had a “fruitful year” and hoped to “apply what I have learned at postgraduate school in the future.” She also thanked the university for providing the “opportunity to pursue my studies in such a favourable environment.” Mako, the … Continue reading

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Princess Sofia Presents Sophiahemmet Graduation Brooches

  January 21, 2016 at 11:30 am by

Princess Sofia today was present at the graduation ceremony of the Sophiahemmet, for the nurses of the organisation who have completed their training, at Stockholm’s City Hall. The pregnant Princess, who is due in April, handed out the traditional brooches given to all the ‘Sophia Sisters’. The Sophiahemmet was founded in 1889 by Queen Sofia who saw how Florence Nightingale was implementing new methods of caring for patients during a visit … Continue reading

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Bhutan’s King and Queen Looking Forward To Son’s Birth

  January 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm by

The King and Queen of Bhutan released a new photograph of themselves today, celebrating the first snowfall of the year. “Their Majesties, with a wonderful snow-covered Tashichhodzong in the background. Thimphu woke up to a beautiful white morning, the first snowfall of the year, today,” the photograph is captioned on King Jigme Khesar’s official Facebook page. The message also includes a note about Queen Jetsun Pema’s pregnancy – she is … Continue reading

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Second Daughter for Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor

  January 20, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor have welcomed their second daughter it was announced today. Isabella Alexandra May was born just before midnight on January 16 and weighed 3061grams. She has an elder sister, Maud, born in 2013. The member of the extended Windsor clan is 48th in line for the throne. Embed from Getty Images Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, February 2015

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Norway Celebrates King Harald’s Silver Jubilee

  January 17, 2016 at 7:42 pm by

Norway’s King Harald V has celebrated his silver jubilee today with a series of events in Oslo. The day began with a church service in the Palace Chapel, which the entire royal family attended, as did their guests from overseas: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. Bishop Helga Haugland Byfuglien, the President of the Norwegian Church, officiated the service and Princess … Continue reading

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New Portraits Ahead of King Harald’s 25th Anniversary

  January 15, 2016 at 8:02 pm by

The Royal Court of Norway has released a series of new portraits of the Royal Family, to mark the 25th anniversary of King Harald V taking the throne in January 1991. Among the portraits are individual shots of the King, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, as well as couple shots. The photos were taken by Jørgen Gomnæs at the Royal Palace. Princess Ingrid Alexandra features in a … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho

  January 15, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of King Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho, the country’s first monarch. Moshoeshoe was born in May 1938, the eldest son of Seeiso, the paramount chief of Basutoland, as Lesotho was known as prior to achieving independence from the United Kingdom in 1966. He was educated in his home country and in England. Embed from Getty Images King Moshoeshoe II as a young man … Continue reading

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Princess Stéphanie Joined By Daughter Pauline At 40th Circus Festival

  January 14, 2016 at 8:53 pm by

Monaco’s Princess Stéphanie was joined by her elder daughter Pauline tonight for the opening evening of the 40th International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo, one of the Princess’s patronages. First held in 1974 when arranged by Prince Rainier III, Stéphanie’s father, the festival showcases circus acts from around the world. Embed from Getty Images The Princess, who earlier in the week gave an interview to Nice-Martin about the festival saying that this year’s … Continue reading

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Peter Phillips Promotes The Patron’s Lunch To Celebrate Queen’s Birthday

  January 14, 2016 at 4:21 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, took to The Mall today outside Buckingham Palace to promote The Patron’s Lunch which will be held in June as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. 10,000 people will attend the street party on June 12  – 9,000 tickets will be allocated to the Queen’s 600+ charities, while the remaining 1,000 will go on sale to the general public following a ballot. The tickets … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stephanie Visit The Namur Factory

  January 14, 2016 at 10:55 am by

The Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg today paid a visit to the production factory of one of the purveyors to the Grand Ducal Court, Namur. Guillaume and Stephanie toured the production floor, where they saw a range of different products that Namur produces, including breads, cakes and chocolates. The couple sampled a few of the offerings and Guillaume even picked up a piping bag and tried his hand at adding … Continue reading

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Birthday Concert for Luxembourg’s Former Grand Duke Jean

  January 9, 2016 at 9:38 pm by

Luxembourg’s former head of state, Grand Duke Jean, has celebrated his 95th birthday with a concert at the Grande-Duchesse Joséphine-Charlotte Concert Hall tonight. The Grand Duke – whose actual birthday is on January 5 – was joined by his entire immediate family, as well as relatives and close friends from other royal houses (King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Sofia of Spain, Prince El … Continue reading

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Princess Ashraf Pahlavi Passes Away Aged 96

  January 8, 2016 at 5:42 am by

Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, the twin sister of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza, passed away on January 7, it has been announced. The Princess, who was born in October 1919 as the fourth child of Reza Shah Pahlavi and Queen Tadj ol-Molouk, died of “old age” in her sleep in her European home, close advisor Robert F. Armao told The New York Times. Embed from Getty Images Princess Ashraf in New York, … Continue reading

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Rare Appearance By The Duchess of Kent As She Visits Flooded York

  January 6, 2016 at 8:46 pm by

The Duchess of Kent made a rare public appearance today when she paid a visit to the flood-hit cities of York and Tadcaster. Meeting with residents and volunteers at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall in York, the Duchess asked what they all did when the flooding began and praised the clean-up effort – which was still going on around her in the Hall, as the mud on the floor was mopped up. Later … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Attend Pascua Militar

  January 6, 2016 at 5:10 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today presided over the annual Pascua Militar parade in the Armoury Square of the Royal Palace of Madrid. Dressed in the Captain General uniform of the Spanish Military, Felipe VI reviewed the formation of the Royal Guard and took a 21-gun salute, with his wife – who wore a black dress with a lace overlay and a white jacket – by his side. It … Continue reading

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Prince George Has His First Day At Nursery School

  January 6, 2016 at 10:48 am by

Two-year-old Prince George of Cambridge has begun nursery school in Norfolk, with photographs released by Kensington Palace to mark the occasion. Wearing a navy blue quilted jacket and a light blue backpack over his shoulders, George is shown in front of the mural at Westacre Montessori School. Embed from Getty Images The two photos were taken by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge.

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Trusty Blue for Margrethe, Recycled White for Mary: Second New Year’s Court in Denmark

  January 5, 2016 at 3:29 pm by

The second New Year’s Court took place in Denmark this morning, and the two royal ladies present – Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary – both reached into their closets for their outfits instead of opting for something new. Queen Margrethe, hosting a Court for the judges of the Supreme Court, the Royal Life Guards and the Guard Hussar Regiment Officer Corps and then one for the diplomatic corps, donned … Continue reading

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“When Ant and Dec Met The Prince” Airs on ITV

  January 5, 2016 at 10:10 am by

A documentary hosted by Ant and Dec to mark the 40th anniversary of The Prince’s Trust aired last night on ITV in Britain. It featured interviews with the Prince of Wales and his two sons – Princes William and Harry – and highlighted the work of the charitable organisation that helps young people with education and employment. Ant and Dec also accompanied Prince Charles on a number of engagements in 2015 … Continue reading

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Danish Royals Attend First New Year’s Court of 2016

  January 1, 2016 at 6:31 pm by

The Danish Royal Family have tonight attended the first New Year’s Court at Amalienborg Palace. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik hosted a gala banquet for members of government, members of the court and members of the Order of the Elephant. The Crown Prince Couple and Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were present, each wearing the collar of the order signifying the formality of the occasion. Danish royals at new year reception … Continue reading

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