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Pounding The Pavement: Prince Harry Joins Running Charity Session

  January 26, 2017 at 11:57 am by

Prince Harry hit the streets of Willesden Green on Thursday with members of The Running Charity to learn how they are working with homeless hostels such as DePaul Trust Hostel to improve their lives and possibilities through sport. Going through warm-ups and then the 17-minute run with young people from the charity as well as volunteers who run the session, Harry was said to have “found everything easy”, though he joked … Continue reading

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On This Day: Prince Gustaf Adolf Killed In Plane Crash

  January 26, 2017 at 5:30 am by

Seventy years ago today, Swedish Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten was killed when the plane he was flying on crashed immediately after take off from Copenhagen’s Kastrup Airport. The Douglas DC-3C plane of the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines fleet had stopped in Copenhagen on route to Stockholm from the Netherlands, where the Prince had been on a hunting trip hosted by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. After taking off, the … Continue reading

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Camilla The Liveryman: Duchess Invested Into The Worshipful Company of Vintners

  January 25, 2017 at 8:07 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall was today invested as a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Vintners in a ceremony at the Livery Company headquarters. Celebrating the investment with a glass of red wine alongside other Liverymen, Camilla wore a black coat dress and one of her signature pearl choker. This was followed by a reception that the Duchess hosted at Clarence House to mark the 50th anniversary of the United … Continue reading

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Iceland’s President Continues State Visit to Denmark

  January 25, 2017 at 7:42 pm by

The Icelandic President and First Lady have continued their state visit to Denmark today, with a number of engagements around Copenhagen. President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson attended a seminar on food production and sustainability with Crown Prince Frederik, before visiting the State of Green partnership between the Danish governments and relevant energy sector organisations; and then the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea centre. The president of #iceland visits House of Green in … Continue reading

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The Prince of Wales On ‘Away Day’ to Leicester

  January 25, 2017 at 4:14 pm by

The Prince of Wales has spent the day in Leicester, visiting a number of different groups that are central to the city. Beginning at Leicester College, Prince Charles was shown the progress of a Prince’s Trust initiative, the ACHIEVE personal development programme that is a “tailored form of study aimed at boosting teenagers’ confidence and attitude to learning.” He met with students who had received help through ACHIEVE, including Afghan refugee Baseer … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Visit Agriculture Fair

  January 25, 2017 at 3:52 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia today paid a visit to the 29th AGROEXPO in Badajoz that is organised by the Feria Institución de Extremadura. The couple were given a tour of the expo, inspecting some of the 250 exhibitors that are taking part this year. Felipe and Letizia also got to meet children from local schools that were attending the expo today as part of their extracurricular schedule. The Queen looked incredibly chic … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf Participates in Forest Day Conference

  January 25, 2017 at 1:11 pm by

At Stockholm’s Grand Hôtel today, King Carl XVI Gustaf gave the opening speech at the annual Forest Day conference that is held to bring together forest owners, industry representatives and researches to discuss new technologies and innovations that can be used to develop the national forest program. “A green crown on our globe” is how the King described the area of Sweden, Finland, Russia and Canada that hosts one third … Continue reading

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The Princess of Monaco At 39: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  January 25, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Today, Princess Charlène of Monaco celebrates of her thirty-ninth birthday. Let’s take a quick look at her royal wardrobe, which features many an outfit on the neutral and pale end of the colour spectrum, to mark the day. 5. A few months before her own wedding, Charlène Wittstock was a guest at another royal wedding – that of Prince William and Kate Middleton. For the event, she wore a dove grey … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Hosts Gala Banquet For Visiting President of Iceland

  January 24, 2017 at 9:05 pm by

The Queen of Denmark hosted Tuesday evening a gala banquet at Amalienborg in honour of the visiting President of Iceland, Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, on the first day of his state visit to the country. Prince Henrik, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte were all present for the banquet, as was Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen and other members of the Danish government. Guests feasted … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Visits EACH Hospice in Quidenham

  January 24, 2017 at 2:43 pm by

As Royal Patron, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice in Quidenham on Tuesday. Catherine, wearing a grass-green boucle skirt and blazer from Hobbs, watched children receiving palliative care at the hospice take part in an art therapy session, before receiving an update on the progress of EACH’s Nook Appeal fundraiser. The charity is aiming to raise £10million so they are able to build a new, larger … Continue reading

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Tatiana Casiraghi Attends Paris Fashion Week

  January 23, 2017 at 8:29 pm by

Tatiana Casiraghi attended a day of fashion shows as part of Paris Fashion Week today. She sat in the audience for the Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 2017 with a girlfriend, before heading to the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring Summer 2017 runway show. At Giabattista Valli, Tatiana – who was wearing green velvet trousers and a black blouse with a sheer-sleeve jacket – posed for photos with Diane von Fürstenberg and … Continue reading

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A Visit to Help For Heroes At Tedworth House For Prince Harry

  January 23, 2017 at 5:25 pm by

Since he left the military in June 2015, the main focus of Prince Harry’s charity work has been on the mental health of returned servicemen and women. Today’s engagement – a visit to one of Help for Heroes’s Recovery Centres, Tedworth House, on the border of Wiltshire and Hampshire. The Prince spent time speaking with former service personnel who have received support through the Help for Heroes Hidden Wounds program, which provides mental health assessments … Continue reading

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Princess Tessy Makes First Appearance Since Divorce Announcement

  January 23, 2017 at 4:47 pm by

In her first public appearance since the announcement she and husband Prince Louis were divorcing, Princess Tessy of Luxembourg attended the 2017 Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Gala Awards Dinner in Utah on Sunday night. She wore a white satin cocktail dress with a side panels of lace and a black belt for the event, posing for photographs with other attendees on the red carpet. The Creative Coalition is a “nonprofit, nonpartisan … Continue reading

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Spain’s Kings and Queens Present The National Sports Awards

  January 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were joined by the former regent couple, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, for the presentation of the 2015 National Sports Awards at the Royal Palace of El Pardo today. The annual awards are presented to Spanish sports people or organisations that through have contributed to the “promotion or spread of physical activity” through  “their direct activity of personal initiative, as well as … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline Celebrates Sixtieth Birthday

  January 23, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Monaco’s Princess Caroline turns sixty years old today, January 23. Born in 1957 at the Prince’s Palace, Caroline is the eldest child of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and film star Grace Kelly. Her two siblings – Albert and Stephanie – were born in 1958 and 1965 respectively. Speaking five languages, the Princess studied philosophy at Sorbonne University after completing her baccalaureate. As a young woman, Princess Caroline was noted for her beauty … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Sanssouci Palace

  January 22, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Schloss Sanssouci Location: Potsdam, Brandenburg, Federal Republic of Germany Built: 1745-1747; 1840s (expansion) Architect: Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff; Ludwig Persius (expansion) Commissioned By: Friedrich II (“The Great”) of Prussia Style: Rococò Rooms: 36 On The Palace Grounds: Sanssouci Park, Sanssouci Picture Gallery, Temple of Friendship, Chinese House, Orangery Current Owner: Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg for the City of Potsdam Current Use: Tourist attraction UNESCO World Heritage Site: Listed since 1990 A full list of Palace Profiles can be found here.

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Queen Margrethe Opens European Capital of Culture For 2017

  January 21, 2017 at 8:14 pm by

At the Aarhus Concert Hall, Queen Margrethe II tonight has officially opened the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017. The city was named one of two Capitals of Culture by the European Union for this year; the ECOC is designed to “highlight the richness and diversity of cultures in Europe”. The Queen set off a parade of illuminated lanterns in the shape of various ships from the Concert Hall through … Continue reading

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New Photos As Princess Ingrid Alexandra Becomes A Teen

  January 21, 2017 at 7:57 am by

Norway’s Princess Ingrid Alexandra today celebrates her thirteenth birthday, and the Royal Court has released a series of new photographs to mark the occasion. The photos were taken last month by Cornelius Poppe. The Princess is the elder child of Crown Prince Haakon and his wife Mette-Marit, and is second in line to the Norwegian throne after her father. She was born at Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet in 2004 and has two … Continue reading

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Cake and Balloons For Birthday Girl Sophie During Devon Visit

  January 20, 2017 at 3:02 pm by

There was a surprise birthday cake on hand today for the Countess of Wessex as she attended the annual general meeting of the Devon County Agricultural Association. With a broad grin on her face, Sophie – who turns 52 – cut into the cake that was decorated with icing farm animals (quite apt, considering the event). Sophie had been elected the Association’s President for the year during the meeting, saying … Continue reading

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Cambridge Family To Move To London On Full-Time Basis In Autumn

  January 20, 2017 at 11:21 am by

Kensington Palace issued a press release this morning that confirmed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with their two children, will be moving back to London and residing at their Kensington Palace residence for a larger portion of the year as they look to increase their official duties. The change is set to take place in the coming autumn. “Their Royal Highnesses are keen to continue to increase their official work … Continue reading

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