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New Portraits of Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Couple

  April 13, 2017 at 4:58 pm by

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has released a series of new photographs of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa are shown in the gardens of one of their homes. Several of the photos feature their pet dog. The photos were taken by Lola Velasco. A series of new photographs of the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg have been released, taken by … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Attend The Royal Maundy Service

  April 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm by

The traditional Royal Maundy Service took place at the Leicester Cathedral today, with the Queen presenting ‘Maundy Money’ to 91 men and 91 women from the local community in recognition of their contributions to community and church. Queen Elizabeth, wearing a teal suit with felt trim and the Botswana Sorghum Brooch, was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh as she met with the clergy and this year’s recipients during the service. … Continue reading

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Early Bloomers: Diana Memorial Garden at Kensington Palace Comes To Life

  April 13, 2017 at 7:44 am by

The ‘White Garden’ created by the team of Kensington Palace gardeners to mark the twentieth anniversary of the late Diana, Princess of Wales’s death has bloomed early, to the surprise of those in charge. “It’s bloomed somewhat earlier than we were expecting because of the hot weather,” a spokesperson said of the garden, which can be found in the Palace’s Sunken Garden. A sea of white flowers – interspersed by coloured … Continue reading

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Princess Margaret’s Will To Remain Sealed, Judge Rules

  April 12, 2017 at 3:04 pm by

The President of the Family Division of the High Court, Sir James Munby, has ruled that the late Princess Margaret’s will is to remain sealed, quashing an application by an individual claiming to be the Princess’s illegitimate daughter. The judge called Malika Benmusa’s claim “a farrago of delusional nonsense”. His ruling was only four sentences long, which he correctly described as “historically short”. This is the second time this year Sir … Continue reading

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“Despicable and Horrible” Prince Albert Says of Football Bus Attack

  April 11, 2017 at 11:10 pm by

Prince Albert II of Monaco has called the attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus “simply despicable and horrible” when speaking to RTL this evening hours after the incident. Three explosions went off near the football team’s bus as it made its way to the stadium in Dortmund, Germany for their Champions League quarterfinal leg against AS Monaco. “We got the news from the Dortmund players in little bits, and then we … Continue reading

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Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld Has Died, Age 82

  April 11, 2017 at 10:33 pm by

The Swedish Royal Court announced on Tuesday evening the death of Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld, the husband of Princess Désirée, at the age of 82, on April 11. “My family and I have with great sadness received the news that Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld has passed away. Our thoughts go to Princess Désirée and their family,” a statement from King Carl XVI Gustaf said of his brother-in-law’s death. The Baron was born in May … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe II Opens ‘Aarhus Story’ Exhibition

  April 11, 2017 at 5:39 pm by

The Queen of Denmark was in Aarhus on Tuesday April 11, where she opened a permanent exhibition detailing the history of the city in a special location underneath Den Gamle By (the Old Town). ‘Aarhus Story’ takes visitors on a trek through Aarhus’s history and development, from the days of the Vikings to present times of the ‘big city’. Queen Margrethe, in a tweed suit with a fuchsia pink blouse, … Continue reading

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Thank You Ma’am, I Was Getting Peckish: Queen and Prince Philip Feed Elephant

  April 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip today got to feed an elephant called Donna during their visit to the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. Zookeepers provided the couple with bananas, which were eagerly gobbled up by the elephant – who even went back to the Queen a second time for another piece of fruit! The purpose of the royal visit was to officially open the zoo’s new elephant care centre, which is home … Continue reading

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George and Charlotte To Play Starring Roles In Aunt Pippa’s Wedding

  April 10, 2017 at 8:25 pm by

Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge will have their biggest roles to date come May 20, when they serve their aunt Pippa Middleton as pageboy and flower girl at her wedding to James Matthews. The news was confirmed today by Kensington Palace, who also confirmed that Prince Harry will be attending the nuptials. The wedding will be held at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire.

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Guillaume & Stéphanie Take In Seattle From The Space Needle

  April 10, 2017 at 6:35 pm by

Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess are currently on an economic mission to the American West Coast centred around the space sector, which Luxembourg has recently invested in. The couple have begun in Seattle, where on Monday they attended a luncheon atop the city’s Space Needle. Guillaume and Stephanie took in the panoramic sights of the city, which the Hereditary Grand Duke later described in his speech as “beautiful, innovative and … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Honour Terror Attack Victims

  April 10, 2017 at 9:44 am by

An official ceremony in the Stockholm City Hall Park was held at noon today honouring the four victims of Friday’s terror attack in the city. The ceremony was attended by King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, the Crown Princess Couple, and Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia. The Royal Family joined the crowd in one minute’s silence as the clock hit midday, before the Swedish Military Band played Segnale Solenne. Prime … Continue reading

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Charles, William and Harry Mark Battle of Vimy Ridge Centenary

  April 9, 2017 at 3:29 pm by

The Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have attended commemorations to mark the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the First World War battle that is considered an integral part of the Canadian national identity as it was the first time the four divisions of Canadian military fought side-by-side. Joining President François Hollande of France and Canada’s Governor-General David Johnston and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, … Continue reading

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The Crown Princess of Brunei Turns Thirty

  April 9, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Crown Princess Sarah of Brunei (full title: Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Salleh Abdul Rahaman) today celebrates her thirtieth birthday. She was born in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei, in 1987 as the only daughter of Pengiran Salleh Abdul Rahaman Pengiran Damit, a distant relation of the royal family. Sarah attended St Andrew’s School and Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College, before completing her tertiary education in … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Royal Palace, Oslo

  April 9, 2017 at 4:00 am by

The Royal Palace, Oslo from the front square Location: Oslo, Kingdom of Norway Built: 1825-1849 Architect: Hans Ditlev Franciscus Linstow Commissioned By: Carl XIV / III Johan, King of Sweden and Norway Style: Neo-Classical Rooms: 173 On The Palace Grounds: The Palace Chapel, The Palace Park Current Owner: The Norwegian State Current Use: Official residence of T.M. The King and Queen of Norway Fun Fact: The budget provided by the Storting was quickly used in the first two years of construction, … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Attends World Parkinson’s Day Symposium

  April 8, 2017 at 4:29 pm by

On Saturday April 8, Princess Beatrix was present at a symposium hosted by the Parkinson Association to mark their fortieth anniversary. During the symposium – attended by 900 guests and held on World Parkinson’s Day – Princess Beatrix spoke with doctors and researchers who are working on new treatments for sufferers of the disease, as well as patients and their caregivers. Parkinson’s Disease is an illness close to the Princess, as … Continue reading

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Princess Aiko Begins High School Education

  April 8, 2017 at 6:27 am by

The rain couldn’t take the smile of 15-year-old Princess Aiko of Japan’s face this morning as she arrived at Gakushuin Girls’ Senior High School where she will undertake her secondary education. Joined by her parents, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, the Princess was attending the entrance ceremony for the 200 students who will begin at the school next week. “I want to lead a fulfilling high school life with … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Lays Flowers At Terror Site

  April 8, 2017 at 5:17 am by

Swedish Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have this morning visited the site of yesterday’s terror attack in central Stockholm. The heir to the throne, who is currently acting as Regent until her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, returns to Sweden following a trip to Brazil, laid a bouquet of red roses along fencing blocking the public from accessing parts of Drottninggatan as Prince Daniel watched on. The Princess was … Continue reading

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Condolences Sent To Swedish King Following Terror Incident in Stockholm

  April 7, 2017 at 8:42 pm by

The King of Sweden has cut short an official visit to Brazil following a terrorist attack in central Stockholm that has killed at least four people on Friday afternoon. “It is with dismay the Royal Family and I have been informed of the attack in Stockholm this afternoon. The background and full extent of the incident is not yet known. We are closely following the developments, but our thoughts are already … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Attends British Invictus Games Trials for Toronto 2017

  April 7, 2017 at 5:38 pm by

At the University of Bath on Friday, Prince Harry attended the British trials for the 2017 Invictus Games that will be held in Toronto. He watched the trials for the men’s and women’s 200m, the men’s shotput and discus, and the rowing. Harry also caught up with some athletes he had met at previous Invictus Games, including archer Jon Flint and his support dog Jester; and ‘boxed’ with two-year-old Harry … Continue reading

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Légion d’honneur Bestowed Upon Danish Princess Marie

  April 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm by

Denmark’s French-born Princess, Marie, was today bestowed the Légion d’honneur in a ceremony at the French Embassy in Copenhagen. The French Ambassador to Denmark, François Zimeray, presented the Princess with the insignia of the Légion d’honneur, class Grand Officer. The order is the highest French order of merit, awarded for military and civil merits. The Princess’s husband, Prince Joachim, and father-in-law Prince Henrik (himself a Frenchman) were present for the ceremony. At French Amb … Continue reading

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