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Middle Eastern Leaders Attend Arab League Summit In Amman

  March 29, 2017 at 3:27 pm by

King Abdullah II of Jordan was the hosting head of state of the 28th Arab League Summit held on Wednesday in Amman. Among those attending the summit were King Salman bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia; King Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain; the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani; and the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al … Continue reading

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Prince William Honours Slain Policeman At National Memorial Arboretum

  March 29, 2017 at 11:33 am by

The Duke of Cambridge paid tribute to the Metropolitan Police officer killed in last week’s Westminster terrorist attack during a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on Wednesday. “For PC Keith Palmer and all those who have served our community so valiantly; your legacy is our way of life,” read the card pinned to wreath of flowers the Duke laid in the Police Memorial Garden at the Arboretum. … Continue reading

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Diamonds For All: Royal Ladies Sparkle During Danish-Belgian State Visit Gala

  March 28, 2017 at 10:19 pm by

Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark hosted on Tuesday evening a gala banquet at Christiansborg Palace in honour of the Belgian King and Queen on the first day of their state visit. The four royal ladies present – Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie – all brought sparkle to their evening gowns with tiaras from the royal vaults: the Danish Queen wore the diamond and pearl … Continue reading

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Green Lace For Catherine At NPG Portrait Gala

  March 28, 2017 at 7:53 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge this evening was guest of honour at the London National Portrait Gallery’s annual Portrait Gala. She was given a tour of several exhibitions, including ‘Behind the Mask, Another Mask’, during the evening. Pieces that were also specifically commissioned for the Gala were also on display. Catherine debuted a new forest green lace gown from Temperley London, worn with a pair of large drop Kiki McDonough earrings, for the event, … Continue reading

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Death of Infanta Alicia, Dowager Duchess of Calabria

  March 28, 2017 at 4:56 pm by

The Dowager Duchess of Calabria, born a Princess of Bourbon-Parma in 1917, died on March 28 in Madrid. She was 99 years old. Infanta Alicia was the wife of the Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria, whom she married in 1936. The couple had three children: Princess Teresa María, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria, and Princess Inés María. The Infanta outlived her husband by 53 years, and her only son by 17 months. … Continue reading

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Court Ruling: King Albert II Not Delphine Boël’s Father

  March 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm by

A Brussels court has today ruled that Delphine Boël has not satisfied their requirements to forfeit her paternity in her years-long quest to be recognised as the biological daughter of King Albert II of Belgium.  “The Court considers that, given the importance and during of the affective reality revealed by the possession of an existing state between Ms D. Boël and Mr J. Boël [Jacques Boël, Delphine’s legal father] and that the role of filiation … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Enjoys A Day Surrounded By Children

  March 28, 2017 at 1:04 pm by

Jordan’s Queen Rania on Tuesday paid a visit to several new projects of the Queen Rania Family and Child Centre initiative. The Queen toured projects that allows children from across Jordan to learn new skills – in literacy, social communication, financial knowledge, art, gardening – and provide them with a space where they, along with their parents, can learn ” concepts of child abuse prevention through hands-on activities”. Among those Queen … Continue reading

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The Gloucesters Out and About

  March 28, 2017 at 11:22 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were out and about on Tuesday, quietly performing their royal duties as usual. We’ll begin with the Duke, who spent the day in the West Midlands. Prince Richard, a first cousin of the Queen, opened two buildings and helped celebrate an anniversary over the course of the day. He first visited the Stourbridge Registration Office, where he opened the Thomas Robinson Building following it’s 13-year … Continue reading

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Coin Worth £3.2m Bearing Queen Elizabeth’s Portrait Stolen

  March 28, 2017 at 6:34 am by

The security team of Berlin’s Bode Museum is in for some sleepless nights, as a Canadian coin worth £3.2m was stolen from an exhibition in the early hours of Monday morning. Featuring a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on one side, the solid gold coin has a face value of $CAD1million. However, because it is 100kg of pure gold, its gold bullion value is much greater than its face value. The Royal Canadian … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King Abdullah Welcomes Saudi Counterpart Ahead of Summit

  March 27, 2017 at 5:53 pm by

The King of Jordan welcomed his Saudi counterpart at the Marka Military Airport on Monday, as the Saudi King arrived in the country ahead of Wednesday’s Arab Summit. Following an official welcoming ceremony at the airport, the two leaders headed to the Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman, where they held business talks between the Jordanian and Saudi delegations. Several business agreements between the two nations were also signed. A spokesperson from … Continue reading

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Sophie Wessex Dons Blue Victoria Beckham Ensemble For Charity Lunch

  March 27, 2017 at 4:26 pm by

The Countess of Wessex was a guest at an annual luncheon at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel on Monday which was held in benefit of the charity Mencap. Sophie, who looked stunning in a royal blue knit skirt from the Victoria Beckham label, paired with the matching turtleneck top, viewed a fashion show of frocks and hats put together by designer Suzannah Crabb specifically for the lunch. The Countess is patron … Continue reading

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Swedish King Presents Dairy Farmer Awards in Stockholm

  March 27, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf present the LRF Dairy Association’s Gold Medal awards on Monday March 27 in a ceremony at the Swedish Society of Medicine. Queen Silvia was also present for the awards. 39 dairy farmers from around the country won Gold Medals for the 2016 year. To qualify for a gold medal, the farmers must have supplied “top quality milk from health cows for at least twenty-three years”. Lars-Inge Gunnarsson from … Continue reading

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Haakon & Mette-Marit Pay Visit to Bjerke

  March 27, 2017 at 11:38 am by

The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway on Monday paid a visit to the district of Bjerke, in the north of Oslo. A high percentage of the district’s population is made up of immigrants or children whose parents were immigrants, providing a variety of cultures to the area. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit first visited the contemporary circus, where they watched acrobatic and dance performances, before participating in a … Continue reading

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Prince Sébastien Welcomes Parents To Sandhurst

  March 27, 2017 at 9:50 am by

Another Prince welcomed his parents to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst over the weekend, as Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg arrived at the Academy to visit their youngest son. Prince Sébastien is currently undertaking military training at the Academy, which he began in September last year. His father, paternal grandfather, Grand Duke Jean, and eldest brother, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, have all graduated from Sandhurst. Another … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Huis ten Bosch Palace

  March 26, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Huis ten Bosch Palace from the main gates Location: The Hague, Kingdom of The Netherlands Built: 1645-1650 Architect: Pieter Post Commissioned By: Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, Princess of Orange Style: Dutch Baroque On The Palace Grounds: Palace Gardens Current Owner: The Dutch State Current Use: The Palace is being renovated and will become the official residence of T.M. The King and Queen and their daughters upon completion Fun Fact: A replica of the Palace can be found in a Japanese … Continue reading

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Princess Anne’s Granddaughters Enjoy A Day At Gatcombe Horse Trials

  March 25, 2017 at 7:56 pm by

The three energiser bunnies Princess Anne calls granddaughters enjoyed a day of sunshine on the first day of the Gatcombe Horse Trials today, as they watched their mother/aunt compete in the event. Savannah and Isla Phillips and Mia Tindall spent the day chasing each other around the grassy paddocks, picking flowers, patting dogs and enjoying a crepe treat, as the Princess Royal, Sir Timothy Laurence, Peter and Autumn Phillips, and Mike … Continue reading

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Dubai’s Royals Attend The Dubai World Cup 2017

  March 25, 2017 at 7:31 pm by

Members of Dubai’s ruling family were this evening present for the Dubai World Cup meet at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid watched the main race – which was won by the American trained horse Arrogate owned by Prince Khalid bin Abdullah of Saudi Arabia – alongside his junior wife, Princess Haya, and a number of his children, including Sheikh Hamdan, Sheikh Mansoor, Sheikh Majid and Sheikha Al Jalila,. … Continue reading

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Poll: 68% of Surveyed Russians Do Not Want To Restore Monarchy

  March 25, 2017 at 12:21 am by

A telephone poll conducted earlier in March by the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion has shown that 68% of those surveyed do not want to restore the monarchy in Russia. 22% said they were not against a monarchy, but they did not have a solid idea of who would best for the position of Tsar – 13% preferred someone from the political or public sphere, while only 6% preferred a … Continue reading

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Prince George Set To Attend Thomas’s Battersea School in September

  March 24, 2017 at 10:14 pm by

Kensington Palace today announced that Prince George, the three-year-old son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will begin primary school in September at Thomas’s Battersea in South London. “TRH are delighted to have found a school where they are confident George will have a happy and successful start to his education,” the statement read. The youngster currently attends a Montessori nursery school in Norfolk. The co-educational preparatory school educates 540 pupils … Continue reading

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Copenhagen Business School Celebrates Centenary With Frederik & Mary In Attendance

  March 24, 2017 at 8:37 pm by

The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark this evening were present at a gala dinner celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Copenhagen Business School. Frederik and Mary were welcomed by the school’s leadership as they arrived at Kiln Hall at Porcelænshaven, before posing for photographs ahead of the dinner. Crown Pincess Mary repeated an outfit she debuted last year during a visit to Qatar: a printed silk skirt in reds, pinks, blues … Continue reading

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