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Queen Rania Offers Valentine’s Wishes On Instagram

  February 14, 2017 at 10:56 pm by

The Queen of Jordan has wished her 2.8million Instagram followers a Happy Valentine’s Day, posting a photograph of herself and her husband King Abdullah with a cake topped with red roses. “May your hearts and homes always be filled with love and peace,” Queen Rania captioned the photograph. ربنا يجعل قلوبكم وبيوتكم دائما عامرة بالحب #حب ❤ May your hearts and homes always be filled with love and peace #Love … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Red: Princess Charlène Stuns At Laureus World Sports Awards

  February 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm by

On Valentine’s Day evening, the Princess of Monaco was stunning in a red Carolina Herrera evening gown as she attended the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards with her husband, Prince Albert II. The gown, with its sweetheart neckline and sweeping train, was perfect on the tall Charlène, who paired the dress with a pair of long diamond earrings. During the awards ceremony, both Prince Albert and Princess Charlène presented awards … Continue reading

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Camilla Hits The Dance Floor With Charity Volunteers In Bristol

  February 14, 2017 at 4:47 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall is never one to shy away from actively taking part in her royal engagements – she is the first to try local treats on offer, happy to make purchases at small market stalls if something catches her eye, and today, took to the dance floor for some swing dancing during her visit to Bristol. Camilla was a guest of honour at the Vintage Tea Party hosted … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Opens Nordic-Themed Children’s Library In London

  February 14, 2017 at 3:05 pm by

Princess Madeleine of Sweden today opened the new Library Room for Children at London’s Southbank Centre. The library is one of the projects being held in 2017 as part of the ‘Nordic Matters’ festival. The Princess, who was wearing a cream blouse with floral detailing and an attached capelet with a black skirt, spent time speaking with children under the age of ten who were present for the opening, discussing with them … Continue reading

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New Cyber Security Centre Opened By Queen Elizabeth in London

  February 14, 2017 at 10:52 am by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh today visited the new National Cyber Security Centre in London, where the monarch officially opened the centre. The couple were given a tour of the NCSC, whose aim is “to make the UK the safest place to live and work online by reducing cyber security risk”. They watched a staffer demonstrate how a cyber attack is handled, and visited the ‘home of the … Continue reading

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King Felipe & Queen Letizia Attend Telefónica Foundation Project

  February 13, 2017 at 10:16 am by

At the Telefónica Building in Madrid today, the King and Queen of Spain attended the closure of the Telefónica Foundation’s research project into the economic value of the Spanish language. The purpose of the research project, which has been undertaken by the Foundation for ten years, was to “quantify economically the cultural value of having our language spoken by 500 million people”.  King Felipe gave a speech at the closing event, in … Continue reading

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Catherine Makes BAFTA Awards Debut in Alexander McQueen

  February 12, 2017 at 8:34 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge made her BAFTA Awards debut on Sunday evening, accompanying her husband to the prestigious event at the Royal Albert Hall. She wore a bespoke Alexander McQueen black floral evening gown with a tiered skirt and Bardot neckline. The dress was worn with a pair of statement diamond earrings with a pale pink central stone, and the diamond bracelet Queen Elizabeth received as a wedding gift from Prince … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Royal Palace of Madrid

  February 12, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Location: Madrid, Kingdom of Spain Built: 1738 to 1755 Architects: Filippo Juvarra, Giovanni Battista Sacchetti Commissioned By: Felipe V of Spain Style: Baroque / Neoclassical Rooms: 3,000 plus On The Palace Grounds: Sabatini Gardens, Campo del Moro Gardens, Royal Armoury of Madrid, Royal Pharmacy Current Owner: The Spanish State Current Use: State ceremonies hosted by the Royal Family Fun Fact: The palace sits on the site of the Royal Alcázar of Madrid which burnt down in 1734 A full list of Palace … Continue reading

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New Portraits Released To Mark Princess Astrid’s 85th Birthday

  February 11, 2017 at 7:09 am by

The Norwegian Royal Court has released two new photographs of Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner to celebrate her 85th birthday on Sunday. Taken at by Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen at the Royal Palace in Oslo, the photos show the Princess with her pet dog and in full gala attire in front of a portrait of her late mother, Crown Princess Märtha. Princess Astrid was born on February 12, 1932 as the second child … Continue reading

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‘Jorn + Munch’ Exhibition Receives Royal Opening From Queen Margrethe

  February 10, 2017 at 3:24 pm by

The Queen of Denmark today opened the new exhibition ‘Jorn + Munch’ at Silkeborg’s Museum Jorn. Wearing a brown suit with orange pinstripes, Queen Margrethe was given a tour by curator Karen Friis of the exhibition that features 60 Asger Jorn and 46 Edvard Munch artworks that were inspired by women, love and the Nordic landscape. As she left the museum, the art-loving Queen said that the exhibition “was worth … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Honours Mother’s Memory With Charity Donation

  February 10, 2017 at 7:10 am by

On the fortieth anniversary of her mother’s death, Princess Haya of Jordan, Sheika of Dubai announced a donation of 28million Jordanian Dinars ($USD39.5million) to the Tkiyet Um Ali, a charity whose aim is to end hunger and poverty in Jordan. “There is no more fitting way to celebrate their lives and continue their legacies by doing something they would have done themselves,” the Princess said in a statement, referencing both her … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Greek-Orléans Wedding In Italy

  February 10, 2017 at 3:00 am by

February 10, 1929: In Palermo, Italy, Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark and Princess Françoise of Orléans were married in a civil wedding ceremony. Their religious ceremony, which took much negotiating due to the couple’s differing religions, took place the following day. It was the second marriage for Prince Christopher, who had married the wealthy American Nancy Leeds in 1920 (she passed away in 1923). Christopher and Françoise had one child, … Continue reading

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Lady In Red: Queen Sofia Attends ‘La Traviata’ Opera In Valencia

  February 9, 2017 at 7:59 pm by

At the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia on Thursday evening, Queen Sofia of Spain attended a performance of the Giuseppe Verdi opera La Traviata. The Queen posed for photos on the red carpet with fashion designer Valentino Garavani, who designed the costumes of the opera, actress Monica Bellucci, and tenor Plácido Domingo. Sofia Coppola directed this version of the opera. Also attending were Louis Alphonse of Bourbon, Duke of Anjou and … Continue reading

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The Prince of Wales Hosts Holocaust and Genocide Survivors At St James’s

  February 9, 2017 at 1:42 pm by

On Thursday at St James’s Palace in London, the Prince of Wales hosted a reception for survivors of the Holocaust and the genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. Prince Charles was presented with the International Auschwitz Committee’s Statue of Remembrance during the reception, for his “work promoting tolerance and open-mindedness”. The statue is an inverted ‘B’, in honour of the resistance shown by prisoners at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp who inverted … Continue reading

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Spain’s King and Queen Visit Cardiovascular Research Centre

  February 9, 2017 at 10:24 am by

The King and Queen of Spain paid a visit to the Carlos III National Centre for Cardiovascular Research in Madrid on Thursday. They attended a meeting of the CNIC Foundation and were given a tour of the research facilities before sitting in on a debate on the topic “Excellence of cardiovascular research in Spain”. During the debate, King Felipe and Queen Letizia heard from Borja Ibáñez, Guadalupe Sabio and Rui Benedito, laureates … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Pay Visit to Hull, UK City of Culture For 2017

  February 8, 2017 at 3:18 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall spent Wednesday in Hull, the city which has been named as the UK’s City of Culture for the year 2017. Beginning at the newly refurbished Ferens Art Gallery, the royal visitors were given a tour of several exhibitions, one of which featured the 14th century painting Christ Between Saints Paul and Peter by Pietro Lorenzetti. Camilla also stopped in at the Education … Continue reading

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On This Day: Mary, Queen of Scots Executed

  February 8, 2017 at 3:00 am by

430 years ago, Mary, Queen of Scots was executed in the Great Hall of Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire, England. She had been found guilty of treason in October 1586 for her role in the Babington Plot to assassinate the English Queen, Elizabeth I, and take over the throne. Queen Mary – who had been imprisoned in England for almost 19 years after she fled her native Scotland following her forced … Continue reading

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Camilla Dons Royal Blue For Modernism Exhibition Visit

  February 7, 2017 at 4:45 pm by

At Two Temple Place in London on Tuesday, the Duchess of Cornwall toured the new ‘Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion’ exhibition that has been put together to “celebrate Sussex’s modern artistic heritage”. Camilla saw the over 120 pieces that make up the exhibition, including Salvador Dali’s Mae West Lips Sofa. She also tried her hand at origami with some school children visiting the exhibition, before making a stop in the gift … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Watches On As German President Receives Honorary Doctorate

  February 7, 2017 at 2:32 pm by

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands today accompanied President Joachim Gauck of Germany to the University of Maastricht, where the President was awarded an honorary doctorate. The President was given the honorary doctorate due to his “tireless defence of freedom, democracy, and justice”. It was also announced by the Dutch Royal Court that King Willem-Alexander awarded President Gauck with the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Dutch Lion in recognition … Continue reading

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Charles Philippe and Diana Attend International Red Cross Ball

  February 7, 2017 at 6:44 am by

Prince Charles Philippe of Orléans, one of the two claimants to the Duke of Anjou title, and his wife, Princess Diana, Duchess of Cadaval were in Florida over the weekend where they were guests at the International Red Cross Ball in Palm Beach on Saturday evening. Held at the Mar-a-Lago Club, the ball was the sixtieth time the event has been held. This year’s theme was ‘Vienna to Versailles’. The Duchess posted a photograph … Continue reading

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