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Queen Letizia Keeps It Chic in Plum and Tweed For Madrid Meeting

  March 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain looked fantastic in a plum skirt and tweed blouse as she attended a board meeting of the Royal Board on Disability at the organisation’s Madrid headquarters. With her hair loosely curled, the Queen used the colour of her skirt to bring out the shades of purple in her blouse. Nude heels, a plum clutch and leafy drop earrings perfectly complemented the outfit. The meeting focused on … Continue reading

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Marthe Wéry Exhibition Receives A Royal Visitor

  March 21, 2017 at 11:39 am by

The Queen of the Belgians has today visited BPS22, the Hainaut Province Museum of Art, to view an exhibition of works created by artist Marthe Wéry. Wearing a simple beige leather-look dress with dark brown beaded jewellery, Queen Mathilde toured the “Marthe Wéry: Works, Research and Documents in BPS22’s Collections”. Mr Wéry, who died in 2005, was commissioned to create several pieces of art that hang in the Royal Palace in Brussels, … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Day in Leicester

  March 21, 2017 at 10:37 am by

Tuesday as Leicester Day for Prince Harry, as he visited three different projects that provide activities designed to empower youth, and support to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, respectively. His first stop was Hamilton College, where Harry joined primary school students from a local primary school that were taking part in the ‘Yes You Can’ project run by Kaine Management to bring peer mentors together with students to help them “overcome barriers … Continue reading

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Don’t Mind The Weather, Ma’am! Sophie Wessex Visits Flying Eye Hospital

  March 20, 2017 at 5:12 pm by

The Countess of Wessex was today out at Stansted Airport where she toured a the orbit Flying Eye Hospital in her role as Global Ambassador for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. Sophie, who battled the rain and wind as she arrived on the tarmac, was given a tour of the flying hospital, which is a converted MD-10 cargo freighter. During the tour, she was shown a video … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Celebrates 200 Years of British-Nepalese Relations

  March 20, 2017 at 3:31 pm by

At the Nepalese Embassy in London on Monday, Prince Harry was present for celebrations  held to conclude a year of festivities to mark 200 years of relations between the United Kingdom and Nepal. He watched cultural dance performances, including one given by Gurkha soldiers, alongside the Nepalese Ambassador to the UK, Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi, before giving a speech in which Harry spoke of his personal dealings with the country and … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Prince Hassan bin Talal Turns Seventy

  March 20, 2017 at 6:00 am by

HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, uncle of the current King, today celebrates his seventieth birthday. He was born in Amman in 1947 as the third son of King Talal of Jordan and his wife Queen Zein. The majority of the Prince’s schooling was undertaken in England, where Hassan also attended university, gaining a Master of Arts in Oriental Studies at Christ Church, Oxford University. It was during his … Continue reading

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A Quite Royal Engagement: Leiningen and Prussian Descendants To Marry

  March 19, 2017 at 6:15 pm by

As reported by Royal Musings earlier today, the engagement between Ferdinand, the Hereditary Prince zu Leiningen, and Viktoria Luise Prinzessin von Preussen has recently been announced. The groom is the elder son of Andreas, Prince of Leiningen and Princess Alexandra of Hanover. The bride is the only daughter of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia (d. 2015) and his second wife Ehrengard von Reden. Both are descendants of the British Queen … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Charlottenburg Palace

  March 19, 2017 at 5:00 am by

A view of Charlottenburg Palace from the gardens Location: Charlottenburg, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany Built: 1695-1713 Architect: Johann Arnold Nering (original Palace), Johann Friedrich von Mosander (expansion) Commissioned By: Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, Queen of Prussia (original Palace), Friedrich I of Prussia (expansion) Style: Baroque, Rococo On The Palace Grounds: Orangery, Gardens, Palace Chapel, Mausoleum, ‘Belvedere’ Tea House, statue of ‘The Great Elector’ – Friedrich Wilhelm, Elector of Brandenburg Current Owner: Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten … Continue reading

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Beatrice Borromeo Makes First Official Appearance Since Birth of Baby Stefano

  March 18, 2017 at 11:06 pm by

She may have given birth to her first child, son Stefano, just three weeks ago, but Beatrice Borromeo looked lovely in a navy sequinned evening gown as she stepped out this evening to support the Princess Grace Foundation at the 63rd Annual Bal de la Rose. Beatrice joined her husband, Pierre Casiraghi, and his mother and sister, Princess Caroline and Charlotte Casiraghi (who was wearing a dress borrowed from her mother), for … Continue reading

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A Shy Gabriella Joins Her Parents at Saint Dévote Rugby Tournament

  March 18, 2017 at 4:15 pm by

Two-year-old Princess Gabriella of Monaco today joined her parents, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène, at the seventh Saint Dévote Rugby Tournament, though the little one proved a little shy and kept her face hidden in her mother’s coat for much of her appearance. Held at the Stade Louis II, the tournament is put together by the Monegasque Rugby Federation in support of the Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco. Fifteen teams of … Continue reading

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Camilla Helps Mark Centenary of No. 100 Squadron at RAF Leeming

  March 18, 2017 at 2:35 pm by

As Honorary Air Commodore of the RAF Leeming base station in North Yorkshire, the Duchess of Cornwall today visited the base to attend centenary celebrations of the No. 100 Squadron that served in both World Wars. The Duchess viewed a parade and Hawk jet flypast by the Squadron before delivering a speech to the servicemen, recalling their lengthy history as a RAF unit. “On this very special occasion we honour the … Continue reading

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Empress Michiko Comes Down With Shingles Following Vietnam Tour

  March 18, 2017 at 12:15 am by

The Imperial Household Agency confirmed on Thursday that Empress Michiko is suffering from shingles, caused by fatigue following her weeklong tour to Vietnam and Thailand earlier this month. The Empress has shingles on the “upper part of her belly” the IHA said, with the assurance she is on a round of medication to treat the illness. While the Empress was originally not expected to cancel any duties because of the … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Begin Two-Day Visit to Paris

  March 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have today begun their two-day visit to the French capital, on the request of the British Foreign Office. First up was an audience with President François Hollande at Élysée Palace. William and Catherine (who was still wearing the dark green Catherine Walker coat dress from her morning engagement in London) posed for photographs with the President on the steps of the Palace’s front entrance, before they … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip & Princess Sofia Inaugurate New Fryshuset

  March 17, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

In Husby, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia today inaugurated the new Fryshuset recreational centre. The organisation offers young people who feel excluded from society a place to gather and take part in activities. The couple toured the facilities and saw what youths can do when they visit a Fryshuset centre – they were shown a boxing class, and the kitchens where dishes are prepared using produce that is nearing … Continue reading

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Princess Mette-Marit Helps Launch Educational App For Syrian Children

  March 17, 2017 at 3:35 pm by

Norway’s Crown Princess was today involved in the launch of a new app designed to help children fleeing the war in Syria learn to read. Joining Prime Minister Erna Solberg at her residence in Oslo, Mette-Marit watched as young children were shown the app and learnt how to play the games that teach them how to spell and read in Norwegian. The children then showed the adults how the apps … Continue reading

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Pull Us A Pint, Sir! Prince Charles Spends St Patrick’s Day In A Brewery

  March 17, 2017 at 12:45 pm by

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than at a brewery? That was what was on the agenda for the Prince of Wales this March 17, as he visited Wadworth Brewery in Wiltshire. Prince Charles was given a tour of the Brewery, which brews seven different ales, learning about its history before trying his hand at pulling a pint in the pub. He also contributed to a commemorative plaque created … Continue reading

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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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