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Imperial Family Hosts Indonesian President

  March 23, 2015 at 7:44 pm by

The President of Indonesia is currently on an official visit to Japan, where he and his wife were welcomed by the Imperial Family. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko greeted President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Widodo at the Imperial Palace earlier today. After an audience between the two couples, Empress Michiko led her guests into the Ninomaru Garden where they fed the carp fishes which live in the garden ponds. … Continue reading

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Princess Astrid on Economic Mission to Qatar

  March 23, 2015 at 6:14 pm by

Princess Astrid of Belgium is currently on an economic mission to the Middle East, where she will be visiting Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. She arrived in Doha on March 21, and has had meetings with various members of the Qatari Royal Family. Astrid met with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, the Emir of Qatar, and Sheikha Mozah yesterday prior to visiting the Khalifa International Stadium. Today included visits to Qatar … Continue reading

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Remains of Richard III Arrive at Leicester Cathedral

  March 22, 2015 at 8:13 pm by

The remains of the last Plantagenet and York King have arrived at Leicester Cathedral, where they will be buried in a ceremony on Thursday. A ceremony took place at the University of Leicester before the coffin was taken through the Leicester and a several places in the area which were important to the final days of Richard III’s life. People who had worked to find and identify the King’s remains, … Continue reading

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Christening of Désirée Magnuson

  March 22, 2015 at 3:00 am by

The Swedish Royal Family have celebrated the christening of Princess Christina’s granddaughter Désirée at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm. Désirée Magnuson is the daughter of Gustaf Magnuson and his wife Vicky. The christening took place earlier yesterday morning and was followed by a lunch hosted by Princess Christina and her husband Tord. “Everything went as planned. It was a great ceremony. Everyone was happy and it was fun to see,” Gustaf said … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Haakon Competes in the Birkebeinerren­net

  March 21, 2015 at 11:43 pm by

Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon participated in the annual Birkebeinerren­net cross-country skiing race today. “I cannot wait! It is so nice weather…first and foremost, I hope it will be a good trip over the mountain,” he told NRK before the race, which sees competitors ski 54km from Rena to Lillehammer. Haakon also said he should have trained a little more prior to the race, and that he expected to be hurting afterwards. … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Visit Kentucky

  March 20, 2015 at 8:41 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have completed their visit to the United States by spending the day in Louisville, Kentucky. Charles and Camilla were welcomed to the state by Kentucky’s Governor, Steve Beshear, at Louisville International Airport before they headed over to the Centre for African American Heritage, where the River City Drum Corp entertained the visitors and crowds upon arrival. The couple participated in a … Continue reading

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Crown Princess of Brunei Believed to be Expecting Again

  March 20, 2015 at 12:09 am by

The Crown Princess of Brunei is believed to be expecting her third child, based on photographs of a recent appearance in Berakas. Crown Princess Sarah attended a Chinese New Year celebration at the International Convention Centre with her husband, Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah, her father-in-law, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and other members of the royal family on March 16. She had a noticeably larger stomach than on previous occasions. The couple … Continue reading

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Philippe & Mathilde Visit Radio Télévision Belge Francophone HQ

  March 19, 2015 at 10:27 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde today paid a visit to the headquarters of Radio Télévision Belge Francophone. The couple were greeted by executives of the station, which is the public broadcaster of the French community in Belgium, before being taken on a brief tour of the studios where they spoke with RTBF journalists. They were also shown VivaCité, a new visual radio studio. During their visit, Philippe and Mathilde helped to celebrate … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Meet with Obama on US Trip

  March 19, 2015 at 6:15 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have met with US President Barack Obama during their four day visit to the United States. A brief meeting and photo opportunity took place in the Oval Office of the White House between the trio, who were also accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden. The President told Prince Charles that “I think it’s fair to say that the American people are … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Denmark, Day Two

  March 18, 2015 at 8:38 pm by

The second day of the Dutch-Danish state visit was focused on the island of Samsø, which King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima travelled to via ferry accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. A welcoming ceremony took place in the Anton Rosen Square with the Mayor of Samsø, Marcel Meijer, telling the two couples about the island’s renewable energy scheme (Samsø receives 100% of its energy from wind power). Mr Meijer … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Launches New Walking with the Wounded Trek

  March 18, 2015 at 2:41 pm by

Prince Harry is set to join Walking with the Wounded’s next adventure, a trek through the United Kingdom later this year. The Prince, who this week announced he would be leaving the army in June, was in attendance for the official launch of the charity’s ‘Walk of Britain’ at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. He said during his speech that he was “delighted” and “hugely looking forward” to participating in the trek, … Continue reading

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Polka Dots for Catherine at Brookhill Children’s Centre

  March 18, 2015 at 8:12 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge opted for a simple £35 black and white polka dot dress from ASOS for her visit to the Brookhill Children’s Centre today in Woolwich. The purpose of the visit was to attend a coffee morning with the staff, volunteers and clients of the organisation Home-Start, which offers assistance to parents who are struggling with a variety of issues that may have a direct impact on their … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Denmark, Day One

  March 17, 2015 at 8:37 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands have begun their state visit to Denmark, arriving in Copenhagen this morning. They were welcomed at the Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal of Copenhagen Airport by the entire Danish Royal Family: Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte with her husband Prince Richard. Warm hugs and big smiles were exchanged by the group, the two … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit Advocates for Childhood Vaccines

  March 16, 2015 at 9:23 pm by

The Crown Princess of Norway today spoke at a medical student conference arranged in connection with the 9th Global Health and Vaccination Research Conference (GLOBVAC) being held in Oslo this week, focusing this year on reproductive health. During her speech, Mette-Marit discussed the importance of young people today making their voices heard so that governing bodies around the world can create concrete recommendations to “provide young people with the tools … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Attend Terrorism Victim Tribute

  March 12, 2015 at 11:53 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain tonight were at the National Auditorium in Madrid for the thirteenth edition of the ‘In Memoriam’ concert for victims of terrorism. The couple were welcomed by the Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, and the President of the Victims of Terrorism Foundation, María del Mar Blanco. The Foundation annually arranges the memoriam concert to honour the memory of victims of terrorism … Continue reading

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Catherine Cambridge Visits Downton Abbey Set

  March 12, 2015 at 9:13 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge today paid a visit to the set of what is reported to be one of her favourite shows, Downton Abbey. Catherine, in a new white maternity coat from JoJo Maman Bébé, was greeted by Julian Fellowes, the show’s creator, and executives of ITV, Carnival Films and Television and Ealing Studios when she arrived to the set, which is the oldest continuously working studio in the world. Zac Barker, … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Shows Some Leg at Exhibition Launch

  March 12, 2015 at 8:03 pm by

Princess Beatrice was one of many at the star-studded launch of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London this evening. But she received quite a bit of attention thanks to her 1940s-inspired attire. Wearing a black tuxedo-styled dress from McQueen, Beatrice flashed some leg upon arrival to the museum. The dress was accessorised with black pumps, a gold clutch and chunky jewellery. A … Continue reading

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The Fürst zu Wied Has Passed Away

  March 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm by

Carl, Fürst zu Wied passed away unexpectedly at the Marienhaus Clinic St Elisabeth in Neuwied, Germany. He suffered a heart attack and died this morning at the age of 53. “We have lost a great friend and supporter,” the Mayor of Neuwied, Nicholas Roth, said to AK-Kurier. The Fürst is survived by his wife, Fürstin Isabelle (born Princess of Isenburg), and three of their four children: Maximilian, Friedrich and Louise (Marie Elisabeth … Continue reading

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A Purple Mother-Daughter Name Day Celebration in Sweden

  March 12, 2015 at 5:15 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden celebrated her name day today in Stockholm with her daughter Estelle by her side. Both Princesses were dressed in purple overcoats for the ceremony, which takes place annually on March 12 in the courtyard of the Royal Palace. The Royal Life Guards and the Swedish Army Marching Band provided entertainment for the mother-daughter duo – Estelle clapping and jigging along to the beat – and the … Continue reading

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Daughter for the Hereditary Prince zu Fürstenberg

  March 12, 2015 at 2:45 pm by

The Hereditary Prince and Princess zu Fürstenberg have welcomed a daughter named Maria Cecilia. She was born yesterday March 11 at 12:55pm, and her full name is Maria Cecilia Massimiliana Ghislaine Pauline Odile Eva Fabrizia Egonia. According to a spokesperson, mother and baby are both health and doing well. Princess Maria Cecilia is the second child for Hereditary Prince Christian and Hereditary Princess Jeanette, who married in 2010. Their first child, … Continue reading

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