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Princess Charlotte’s Christening Portraits Released

  July 10, 2015 at 3:43 am by

Kensington Palace has released the official photographs taken to mark Princess Charlotte’s christening last weekend. The series of four photos was taken by Mario Testino at Sandringham House after the christening ceremony. View image | gettyimages.com One is a group shot of the Windsors and the Middletons, one is a family shot of the Cambridges, one of Catherine and Charlotte, and one of William and George. View image | gettyimages.com … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Opens Leontien House

  July 9, 2015 at 5:45 pm by

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands today was in Zevenhuizen, in the country’s south-west, to officially open the Leontien House, a centre to help people suffering from eating disorders. The Queen was welcomed by Dutch Olympic gold medalist Leontien van Moorsel, who has spearheaded the project. Van Moorsel, having battled anorexia nervosa in the mid-90s, said she was “honoured” that the Queen agreed to open the House. Wearing a light purple-grey dress with … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess Charlotte

  July 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm by

Thirty years ago, Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg, who reigned the small European nation for 45 years, passed away at the age of 89. “A great lady has entered history, after preserving, leading, strengthening and inspiring our country for so long. She has taken a definitive place in our hearts and memories,” the then Prime Minister, Jacques Santer, said in a statement after the Grand Duchess’s death, which occurred in the … Continue reading

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Alexander and Sarah von Isenburg Expecting First Child

  July 9, 2015 at 8:59 am by

The Hereditary Prince and Princess of Isenburg are expecting their first child, a spokesperson for the family confirmed today to German newspaper Bunte. “With great joy the Princely House of Isenburg confirms that the Hereditary Prince and Princess are at the end of the year expecting their first child,” the statement said. Prince Alexander, who is the eldest son of Franz-Alexander, Prince of Isenburg, and Princess Sarah were married in June (civilly) … Continue reading

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William and Kate Join Sophie At Wimbledon

  July 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the quarterfinals of Wimbledon today, alongside the Countess of Wessex and Monaco’s Prince Albert. Sitting in the Royal Box, William and Kate cheered on as Scotsman Andy Murray defeated Vasek Pospisil of Canada in straight sets. Slight rain delays didn’t appear to dampen the spirits of the royals, who disappeared inside until the match was resumed. View image | gettyimages.com Kate ensured she stood out … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Meets Cricketers Ahead of Upcoming Ashes Test

  July 6, 2015 at 5:09 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have begun their annual summer week in Wales today, with the Prince meeting cricketers ahead of the Ashes Test Series that begins on July 8. View image | gettyimages.com Cricketers from the English and Australian teams chatted with Prince Charles during his visit to the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff. Prince Charles was presented with a customised Australian cricket shirt by the team’s … Continue reading

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Prince Michael of Baden Weds Christina Höhne

  July 6, 2015 at 9:57 am by

The youngest son of the Margrave of Baden was married at Salem Castle over the weekend. Prince Michael and Christina Höhne were married on Saturday July 4 in a private ceremony that was attended by 200 guests, including a number of German formerly reigning royals. Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath of Jordan were also present. After the wedding ceremony, the bridal couple – who announced their engagement in May – and some of … Continue reading

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Coronation of Tonga’s King

  July 4, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

Tonga’s King Tupou VI and his wife were crowned today in a simple ceremony watched by thousands at the Free Wesleyan Centenary Church in Nuku’alofa, the country’s capital, after a week-long celebration. D’Arcy Wood, an Australian Methodist minister, was flown to Tonga to perform the official crowning, as no Tongan citizen can touch the head of the King. Reverends Dr ‘Ahio and Dr Tevita Havea of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga assisted in … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Wimbledon Day Four

  July 2, 2015 at 7:13 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Kent and the Duchess of Gloucester were among the many who headed to Wimbledon for day four of the tennis competition. Camilla was in the stands of Court 1 to watch Scotsman Andy Murray defeat Dutchman Robin Haase in straight sets. She was accompanied by the Chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Philip Brook, who gave her the sweatband he caught that Murray … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Opens ‘Hidden Stories’ Exhibition At Amsterdam Royal Palace

  July 2, 2015 at 6:04 pm by

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened a new exhibition at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam today which focuses on stories of classical mythology. “Hidden Stories: Discover the Myths of the Palace” is an exhibition which uses the paintings and sculptures that decorated the Palace in the seventeenth century to inform visitors about the “glorification of Amsterdam as a power centre of the world”. The Princess watched a theatre performance specially … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Visits Roskilde Festival

  July 2, 2015 at 5:44 pm by

Denmark’s Princess Marie paid a visit to the annual Roskilde Festival today, but not to listen to the music. The Princess was there to visit the stalls and activities being run by her patronage, DanChurchAid. She visited their refund stall, where cans and bottles are collected from festival goers and then recycled for money that is then donated to the organisation’s projects around the world. The Princess also visited the … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Presides Over Senda Awards Ceremony

  July 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain today presided over the fifteenth Senda Awards Ceremony at the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality in Madrid. During the ceremony, the Queen was presented with the Senior Honour Award, for her four decades of work in the social and humanitarian fields, including assistance to the elderly. View image | gettyimages.com The Senda Awards are awarded each year to individuals or organisations which have made “outstanding … Continue reading

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Prince Alwaleed Announces His Fortune Will Be Donated To Charity

  July 1, 2015 at 11:51 pm by

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced in a press conference held in Riyadh today that he will be donating his entire fortune to charity, in projects that will be undertaken by a designated branch of his charitable organisation Alwaleed Philanthropies over the coming years. The Prince’s private fortune amounts to £20billon (€29billion, $USD32billion). “Philanthropy is a personal responsibility, which I embarked upon more than three decades ago and is an intrinsic part of … Continue reading

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Camilla Grabs An Ice-Cream At The Hampton Court Flower Show

  July 1, 2015 at 6:49 pm by

As Britain sweltered through its hottest day in years, the Duchess of Cornwall found one way to keep the heat at bay – indulging in an ice-cream cone while attending the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. View image | gettyimages.com The Duchess toured the 25th edition of the flower show using a parasol to shield herself from the sun. One of the exhibitions, the Scarecrow Display, saw Camilla pose for a photograph … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Leads Family At ‘Travels To My Elephant’ Rickshaw Auction

  June 30, 2015 at 4:16 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall was joined by the Prince of Wales and Princess Eugenie of York as well as members of her own family at the auction of rickshaws that will be competing in the ‘Travels To My Elephant’ race in India later this year. View image | gettyimages.com 20 brightly coloured rickshaws were auctioned off during the event at Lancaster House. Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera and Mulberry each designed a … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Begin Holyrood Week

  June 30, 2015 at 1:56 pm by

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have begun their annual week-long stay at the Palace of Holyroodhouse today, with the traditional Ceremony of the Keys taking place in the Palace’s forecourt. Welcoming Queen Elizabeth to her “ancient and hereditary kingdom of Scotland” was the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Donald Wilson, who presented her with a set of keys to the city. The Queen then returned the keys to Mr … Continue reading

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British State Visit to Germany, Day Three

  June 26, 2015 at 5:16 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip paid a visit to the site of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Lower Saxony today, on the final day of their state visit to Germany. View image | gettyimages.com They were given a tour of the site, which is now a memorial site with a museum after it was burnt down in mid-1945 after its liberation by British forces, by Jens-Christian Wagner, the memorial director. The couple also … Continue reading

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British State Visit to Germany, Day Two

  June 25, 2015 at 8:57 pm by

The second day of their state visit to Germany saw Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh head to Frankfurt for the majority of the day. Their first stop was at St Paul’s Church, dubbed the birthplace of German parliamentary democracy, where they met with locals and were welcomed by the local children’s choir. The couple were shown around the church, in particular viewing the 1356 document which created the … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Award Princess of Girona 2015 Awards

  June 25, 2015 at 1:38 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today presented the Princess of Girona Foundation Awards in a ceremony during the IMPULSA Forum at the Auditorium Conference Centre in the north-eastern city of Girona. Five individuals or organisations collected their statuettes from King Felipe. Olga Felip Ordis won in the category of Arts and Letters, Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro in Social, Samuel Sanchez Ordonez in Scientific Research, Bernat Ollé Pocurull in Business and the Fundación Secretariado Gitano … Continue reading

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Happy National Day Luxembourg!

  June 23, 2015 at 6:22 pm by

Luxembourg celebrated it’s National Day today, which also doubles as the Grand Duke’s official birthday, and the entire Grand Ducal family was out en force for the events of the day. First it was over to the Philharmonie Luxembourg for the official National Day ceremony, which is a new tradition that only began last year. Speeches were given by Grand Duke Henri and Prime Minister Xavier Bettel at the reception which was … Continue reading

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