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Prince William: “Depth of Friendship” Between UK and Germany Won’t Fade Despite Brexit

  August 23, 2016 at 7:04 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge has paid a one-day visit to the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia today, where he attended a gala at Düsseldorf’s Tonhalle with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Here, William gave a speech in which he spoke of the long-standing relationship between the United Kingdom and North Rhine-Westphalia, which was established 70 years ago by the British Military Government in the aftermath of World War Two. “Since that time, we have seen this Bundesland … Continue reading

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Jordanian U17 Female Soccer Team Gets Training Visit From Queen Rania

  August 23, 2016 at 4:51 pm by

Queen Rania of Jordan stopped by the Amman Stadium today to visit the training session of the country’s Under 17s Women’s National Football Team, who are currently preparing for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup that is going to be hosted in Jordan in September and October. The Queen wished the team well for the tournament, which is the first tournament of its kind to be hosted in the Middle East. The … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Prince Noah Donates Communion Money to Charity

  August 23, 2016 at 4:35 pm by

Prince Noah of Luxembourg, the younger son of Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, has donated the money he received on the occasion of his communion to a refugee shelter in the village of Marienthal. His mother shared the news on her Instagram page, along with two photos from the day the family paid a visit to the shelter to make the donation. “I could not be more proud of my … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Visits Monet Exhibition in Charlottenlund

  August 23, 2016 at 2:13 pm by

The Ordrupgaard Museum in Charlottenlund, north of Copenhagen, held a preview today of their latest exhibition, Monet. Beyond Impressionism, which was attended by Crown Princess Mary. Dressed in a mint pleated dress with a lace coat over the top, the Crown Princess was tasked with officially opening the exhibition that will run until December 4, and is the largest exhibition of Monet works to be exhibited in Scandinavia. Mary was then given … Continue reading

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Joachim and Marie Attend Copenhagen Cooking and Food Festival

  August 22, 2016 at 3:15 pm by

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were present at the Copenhagen Cooking and Food Festival’s “Top Dog Charity 2016” competition today, touring stalls before the Princess presented the winning ‘dog’ with their prize. Eight countries were competing, showcasing their best gourmet hot dogs. The Princess – patron of the Festival – looked very fresh and bright in a pair of white trousers matched with a leaf-print white blouse. She delivered the … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Summer Holiday in Sweden With Grandmama

  August 19, 2016 at 8:00 am by

August 19, 1937: Princess Ingeborg of Sweden, born a Princess of Denmark, helps her three Belgian grandchildren – Prince Baudouin, Princess Joséphine-Charlotte and Prince Albert – climb a mound of dirt and rocks in the garden of her home in Sweden in preparation for a photograph. The three children – who would eventually become Kings of Belgium and a Grand Duchess of Luxembourg – were Ingeborg’s grandchildren through her third daughter, … Continue reading

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Go Sweden! Princess Madeleine Shares Photo of Nicolas Ahead of Gold Medal Match

  August 19, 2016 at 6:42 am by

Sweden is going for gold tonight in the women’s football final at the Rio Olympics, and little Prince Nicolas appears to be a big fan! In a photo posted on Princess Madeleine’s Facebook page captioned, ‘Nicolas wishes the Swedish women’s football team all the best for tonight’s gold medal match!’, the 14-month-old is shown wearing the Swedish football kit while clutching a small football, a large grin on his face. … Continue reading

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Royals in Rio – Day 13

  August 18, 2016 at 7:36 pm by

A new royal has popped up in Rio to support the Norwegian athletes, Crown Prince Haakon, who arrived yesterday. He spent Thursday at the men’s triathlon, cheering on Kristian Blummenfelt who came 13th. He also watched the women’s handball semi-final between Norway and Russia. Meanwhile, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was pleased as punch to present the Danish women’s badminton doubles team with their silver medal after their final match … Continue reading

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Royals in Rio – Day 12

  August 17, 2016 at 5:00 pm by

The Olympic Games in Rio wrap up on Sunday, but the royals are still there, cheering on their athletes. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark has been in Rio for two weeks, while King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden only arrived this week for some sports action. Frederik spent part of his day on a training ride with Danish mountain biker Annika Langvad, before attending the men’s handball match between … Continue reading

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State Visit to Japan On Belgian King and Queen’s Agenda

  August 15, 2016 at 7:30 am by

It has been announced that King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians will pay a state visit to Japan this October, on the invitation of Emperor Akihito. The visit will take place between October 9 to 15, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of bilateral relations between the two countries and to “further develop the relationship of friendship, goodwill and cooperation that our countries have built in a variety of fields”, … Continue reading

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Gold for the Netherlands! Willem-Alexander and Máxima Congratulate Olympic Champion

  August 14, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and their three daughters – Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – were on hand today in Rio to congratulate Dutchman Dorian van Rijsselberghe following his gold medal win in the RS:X sailing competition. The family welcomed van Rijsselberghe on to the yacht they were watching the race from afterwards, giving him congratulatory hugs. The previous evening, the King and Queen attended the final evening of the swimming … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Glamorous Margaret Returns From Canada

  August 12, 2016 at 9:00 am by

August 12, 1958: Princess Margaret is greeted by rain as she returns to England after a royal tour of Canada, where she had spent a month travelling the country coast-to-coast. Among the welcoming committee at London Airport was the Queen Mother.

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Beautiful New Photos of Bhutan’s Gyalsey

  August 11, 2016 at 9:48 pm by

King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan have presented their six-month-old son to a new region of the country this week, as they visited Bumthang, the Queen’s ancestral home. Prince Jigme Namgyel was a quick favourite of the crowds of locals who gathered to greet the royal family during their few days in the district, with traditional ceremonies taking place to mark the Prince’s first visit. His Majesty The … Continue reading

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Royals in Rio – Day Six

  August 11, 2016 at 7:58 pm by

Day six of the Rio Olympic Games saw Princess Anne being part of history as she presented the Fijian men’s rugby sevens team with their gold medal after the gold medal match of the event – the first Olympic medal ever won by the tiny island nation. As the Fijians received their medals, they each knelt before Princess Anne and clapped three times after she hung the medal around their … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Speaks to Harper’s Bazaar

  August 9, 2016 at 8:59 pm by

September issue of Harper’s Bazaar features an interview with Princess Eugenie of York in which she speaks about her daily routine and what matters most to her. “I get up around 6:45 to start exercising by 7,” she says, before specifying circuits are her favourite “because they’re quick” and she “can’t run for a long time.” It’s then off to work at Hauser & Wirth, the art gallery she began working for … Continue reading

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Duke of Westminster Dies Aged 64

  August 9, 2016 at 6:36 pm by

The 6th Duke of Westminster, Gerald Grosvenor, passed away suddenly today, a spokesperson for the family confirmed. He was 64. The Duke had become ill at his estate Abbeystead House in Lancashire and was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital, where he passed away. “His family are all aware and they ask for privacy and understanding at this very difficult time,” the spokesperson said. Born in December 1951, Gerald became the … Continue reading

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Royals in Rio – Day Three

  August 8, 2016 at 9:23 pm by

The royals have continued their support of the athletes in Rio on day three, here’s a round-up of where they were at today: Princess Anne watched as Team GB’s Edward Ling won a bronze medal in the men’s trap shooting. What a day for Ed Ling!A #Bronze medal & a royal conversation with Princess Anne!#rio2016 pic.twitter.com/24DNUIRiQt — Team GB (@TeamGB) August 8, 2016 Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark watched on … Continue reading

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An Engagement in the House of Hanover

  August 8, 2016 at 5:02 pm by

Prince Ernst August of Hanover, the heir to the headship of the House of Hanover, has announced his engagement to long-time girlfriend Ekaterina Malysheva. Confirming the news to German newspaper Bild “with great pleasure”, the Prince also said the wedding will take place next summer in Lower Saxony, where the Hanover family has their official seat, Marienburg Castle. The couple have been dating for five years, and apparently got engaged on the Greek island … Continue reading

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Let The Games Begin! Rio Olympics Kick Off With Colourful Opening Ceremony

  August 5, 2016 at 9:57 pm by

The Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has gone off in a sea of colour at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, with several royals in attendance cheering on their country’s athletes as they entered the stadium. Showcasing Brazil’s long and diverse history, the ceremony took the audience on a journey of the country’s development, with large amounts of the music and colour that Brazil is known globally … Continue reading

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Some Niece-ly Support for Zara Tindall At Festival of British Eventing

  August 5, 2016 at 6:34 pm by

Zara Tindall is competing in the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park this weekend, and her two nieces – Savannah and Isla Phillips – were on hand to cheer on their aunt in today’s dressage stage. The two youngster, both wearing simple summer dresses, kept themselves entertained during breaks in the competition, before sitting atop the bonnet of a SUV as Zara took to the course on High Kingdom.

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