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William and Kate Present Shamrocks To The Irish Guards

  March 17, 2017 at 8:27 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have this morning presented the traditional shamrocks to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in a ceremony at their barracks in Hounslow to mark St Patrick’s Day. Among those receiving shamrock sprigs from William, who is the Colonel of the Regiment, and Catherine was the Regiment’s mascot, an Irish wolfhound named Domhnall. Following the presentation, the couple posed for the Sergeants’ and Officers’ Mess photos, before attending a reception … Continue reading

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A Sheikha and Her Unicorn

  March 17, 2017 at 7:18 am by

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein of Jordan took to her Instagram this week to share the artistic abilities of her eldest child, Sheikha Al Jalila bint Mohammed Al Maktoum. The Princess posted a photograph of the nine-year-old with a gleeful expression on her face as she stood next to a white pony that she had decorated as a unicorn. “Finger paints, shampoo, water, a white pony and a very creative Jalila gives you … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Happy St Patrick’s Day From Elizabeth & Jean!

  March 17, 2017 at 4:00 am by

March 17, 1997: Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was joined by Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Jean for the presentation of shamrocks to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in the traditional St Patrick’s Day ceremony at the Elizabeth Barracks in Surrey. The Grand Duke, who abdicated in 2000, served as a volunteer in the Irish Guards during the Second World War, before undertaking military training at Sandhurst and eventually rising the ranks to … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Attends Jaha’s Promise Documentary Premiere

  March 16, 2017 at 7:35 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess this afternoon attended the world premiere of the documentary Jaha’s Promise at the Grand Theatre in Copenhagen. The documentary follows the story of Gambian-born Jaha Dukureh, who went through female circumcision as a newborn and was married off at the age of 15. Ms Dukureh has used her experience to found an anti-female genital mutilation non-profit organisation. Her activism has seen Gambia ban FGM. Princess Mary – who keep her … Continue reading

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Zara Rocks The Fur and Fedora On Day Three of Cheltenham Festival

  March 16, 2017 at 5:14 pm by

Zara Tindall is currently two out of three for her 2017 Cheltenham Festival outfits, with today’s brown coat topped with a fur stole and burgundy and gold beaded fedora easily topping yesterday’s houndstooth outfit. The outfit was perfectly chic and definitely played on Zara’s exuberant personality. She was joined by husband Mike for day three of the festival. Also present for the day’s races were the Princess Royal, who was accompanied by … Continue reading

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Exhibition on Marianne Bernadotte’s Fashion Opens in Stockholm

  March 16, 2017 at 2:54 pm by

At Millesgården in Stockholm on Thursday, Crown Princess Victoria officially opened an exhibition on the fashion of her great-aunt, Countess Marianne Bernadotte af Wisborg. Chanel, Balmain, Dior – Marianne Bernadotte, A Style Icon highlights 56 outfits from French design houses the Countess wore mostly in the 1970s and 1980s. A book written by the 92-year-old Countess on her fashion and philanthropic efforts goes alongside the exhibition. Princess Victoria – who wore an … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit Visits Red Cross Women’s Centre To Mark Fifth Anniversary

  March 16, 2017 at 2:32 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway today visited the Stella Red Cross Women’s Centre in Oslo, five years after she opened the centre which provides support to women with immigrant backgrounds. Meeting the volunteers who helped over 6,500 women last year, the Crown Princess was informed of the work the centre has done in its five years. Later, cake was served and Mette-Marit sat down with women who have used the centre’s services. … Continue reading

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Blooming in Blue: Queen Elizabeth Reopens Army Museum

  March 16, 2017 at 11:22 am by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Kent for Thursday’s reopening of the recently refurbished National Army Museum in London. After being welcomed with a kiss from her cousin, the Duke of Kent, who is patron of the National Army Museum, the royal party toured the Army Gallery, viewing the new exhibition of military uniforms over the years. One of the uniforms on … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Speaks Mental Health With Veterans At London Conference

  March 16, 2017 at 4:17 am by

As part of the Heads Together Campaign, Prince Harry participated in the Veterans’ Mental Health Conference at King’s College London. Harry met a number of military personnel who were injured in combat and saw their mental health suffer as a result. Among them were former Royal Marine Philip Eaglesham, who contracted Q Fever while in Afghanistan, and Major Ivan Castro, who lost his eyesight during a tour of Iraq. The conference was organised by in … Continue reading

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A Soccer Outing For Monaco’s Sovereign Prince & His Nephews

  March 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm by

Prince Albert II of Monaco was joined by two of his nephews on Wednesday at Fontvieille’s Stade Louis II for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round 16 match between Monaco and Manchester City. The Prince, new father Pierre Casiraghi and Louis Ducruet ended the match jubilantly, as the home team scored a late goal to seal a victory on away-goals and move them into the next round. The … Continue reading

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Funeral of Prince Richard Scheduled For March 21 in Bad Berleburg

  March 15, 2017 at 7:19 pm by

The funeral of Richard, 6th Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg will take place on Tuesday March 21, it has been confirmed by his family. It will be held at the Evangelische Stadtkirche in Bad Berleburg, the Prince’s hometown.  The service will be led by the Church’s pastor, Claudia Latzel-Binder. Prince Richard’s son-in-law, Alexander Johannsmann, husband of Princess Nathalie, confirmed to Billed-Bladet that the funeral will begin at 2pm. The Prince, who died at the age of 82 … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Cheltenham Festival’s Ladies Day

  March 15, 2017 at 4:10 pm by

Several royal ladies were present for Ladies Day at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday. The Duchess of Cornwall, the Princess Royal and Zara Tindall attended the day with friends. Andrew Parker-Bowles also joined. Camilla, in a mint green coat with a gorgeous moss green Philip Treacy felt hat (whose shades didn’t quite work the best together), presented the trophy to the winning connection of the Queen Mother Champion Chase, Special Tiara. … Continue reading

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A Day With Far For Henrik and Athena As They Join Prince Joachim At Work

  March 15, 2017 at 11:31 am by

Denmark’s young Prince Henrik and Princess Athena joined their father, Prince Joachim, on his official engagement in Kerteminde, as he officially opened the new underwater research facility of Fjord&Bælt. The two youngsters were given the opportunity to watch a fish feeding session, which Athena thought was the bees knees of tasks, attempting to reach into the tank to pet the fish swimming nearby (luckily Prince Joachim was quick and pulled her arm … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits Epping Forest Conservation Project

  March 15, 2017 at 7:53 am by

Prince Harry made a visit to Epping Forest on Wednesday March 15, to see their conservation work and tour the Wood Pasture Restoration Project. Epping Forest has been dedicated to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, an initiative designed to “create a global network of indigenous forests to benefit communities and wildlife” in honour of Queen Elizabeth’s lengthy service to the Commonwealth. The Prince joined pupils from several local primary schools that visit the … Continue reading

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On This Day: Tsar Nicholas II of Russia Abdicates

  March 15, 2017 at 3:00 am by

One century ago, the Tsar of All the Russians abdicated his throne after several days of protests and uprisings in the Russian capital, Petrograd. Tsar Nicholas II was in Mogilev, where the Russian Army’s staff headquarters were during the First World War, on March 10 when he was informed of the growing dissent in Petrograd. For a week, protests had grown rapidly throughout the city – 250,000 were now on strike, bringing Petrograd’s industrial … Continue reading

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Perfect Like A Peacock: Zara Tindall Stuns At Cheltenham Festival

  March 14, 2017 at 5:19 pm by

Zara Tindall attended the first day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on Tuesday, and looked fabulous in a Reiss belted navy coat and dress with an eye-catching headpiece from milliner Juliette Botterill. The peacock blue fascinator, which is made of velvet with a silk bow and peacock feathers, provided provided the perfect amount of contrasting colour to liven up the outfit. She was joined by her husband, Mike … Continue reading

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Camilla’s Wash Bag Project Goes Nation-Wide

  March 14, 2017 at 3:59 pm by

An initiative founded by the Duchess of Cornwall to provide essential products to victims of rape and sexual abuse has been launched nationwide on Tuesday, as the Duchess made a visit to the headquarters of Boots UK in Nottingham. Camilla, who made her first visit to a Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Referral Centre in 2009, met with the 100 volunteers who spent days packing 12,000 wash bags to be delivered … Continue reading

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Felipe & Letizia Present New ‘Honorary Ambassadors of the Spanish Brand’ in Madrid

  March 14, 2017 at 3:45 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia were present at a ceremony honouring seven new ‘Honorary Ambassadors of the Spanish Brand’ as voted by the jury of the Forum of Renowned Spanish Brands (FMRE) on Tuesday March 14. The Royal Couple presented the seven Ambassadors – in the fields of business management, sports, tourism and gastronomy, culture and communication, social action, and science and innovation – with diplomas and a glass trophy during … Continue reading

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King Philippe Celebrates Anniversary of Belgian Gingerbread Maker

  March 14, 2017 at 12:11 pm by

Belgium’s King Philippe paid a visit to Lebbeke on Tuesday, where he stopped at the Vondelmolen NV factory.  The company, which is the largest producer of gingerbread in Belgium, this year celebrates their 150th anniversary, the reason for their royal visit. King Philippe was given a tour of the factory, donning a white lab coat and paper hat as he was shown the different machinery which produces the gingerbread. Vondelmolen NV is the … Continue reading

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A Father-Son Engagement For Charles & Harry As They Present Medals To Gurkha Soldiers

  March 14, 2017 at 11:20 am by

The Prince of Wales enjoyed a duo engagement with his younger son, Prince Harry, today as they presented operational service medals to soldiers from the 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles. Taking place in Buckingham Palace’s ballroom, the two Princes presented 154 soldiers with one of two service medals (either the Afghanistan Operational Service Medal, or the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal for those who already had the former) to mark their … Continue reading

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