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Flashback Friday: Baby Alexandra of Kent Makes Her Debut

  January 19, 2018 at 3:00 am by

January 19, 1937: Almost a month after her birth, a newborn Princess Alexandra of Kent – second child and only daughter of Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark – is presented to the press by a nanny outside the family’s London home, 3 Belgrave Square.

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Princess Christina Awarded First Sophiahemmet University Honorary Doctorate

  January 18, 2018 at 8:33 pm by

During the graduation ceremony of the Sophiahemmet at the Stockholm City Hall on Thursday, Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson was awarded the Sophiahemmet University’s first honorary doctorate. She received the honour from the University’s principal, Johanna Adami, and the Sophiahemmet chairman, Lars Kihlström Burenstam Linder, in recognition for her long-standing commitment and dedication to the Sophiahemmet. The Princess was honorary chairperson of the Sophiahemmet from 1972, when she took over the role after … Continue reading

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Stéphanie and Albert Lead The Way At Circus Festival Opening Night

  January 18, 2018 at 8:26 pm by

The 42nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo kicked off last night, with Prince Albert and Princess Stéphanie – who is chairwoman of the Circus Festival organising committee – in the front row to enjoy the event at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille. Ahead of the first performance, the Prince and Princess met with some of the acts who will be taking part in this year’s Circus Festival, and posed for photos on … Continue reading

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Harry and Meghan Take Cardiff

  January 18, 2018 at 5:04 pm by

Continuing the frenzy that has accompanied their public appearances since they announced their engagement in November, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were welcomed to Wales by large crowds as they paid a visit to Cardiff on Thursday. The couple arrived at Cardiff Castle delayed by an hour due to transportation issues, but were promptly greeted by cheers and a sea of waving Welsh flags. Harry and Meghan did a brief … Continue reading

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No Power? No Problem! Queen Elizabeth Attends WI Meeting Despite Power Outage

  January 18, 2018 at 2:56 pm by

It was a Women’s Institute meeting of a different kind Thursday afternoon for the Sandringham chapter, as they welcomed Queen Elizabeth II for afternoon tea – in the darkness, thanks to a raging storm taking down power lines in the local area. The West Newton village hall where the meeting was held was lit with torches and iPhones as the Queen joined the ladies for tea and cakes, as she does annual … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Opens Home To School Children To Teach Them Cooking Skills

  January 18, 2018 at 11:39 am by

As patron of the Copenhagen Cooking and Food Festival, Princess Marie of Denmark opened her home kitchen up to ten pupils from Helsingør School in an effort to teach them new cooking skills, and about food waste. She was joined by chef Timm Vladimir and founder of Stop Spild Af Mad, Selina Juul, to lead the children through the preparation of lunch. During the preparation, the three adults spoke to the pupils about food … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Welcome Politicians To Palace For New Year’s Reception

  January 18, 2018 at 9:52 am by

Politicians from across Belgium headed to the Royal Palace in Brussels on Thursday, where they attended a New Year’s reception hosted by King Philippe. The King delivered a speech to the gathering, as did Prime Minister Charles Michel. King Philippe thanked the authorities for their work in 2017, and praised the efforts by the whole country in ensuring Belgium remains stable and solid throughout recent economic challenges. “Our economy is energetic … Continue reading

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Princess Stéphanie Attends Photo Call Ahead of Circus Festival Opening

  January 16, 2018 at 5:18 pm by

As patron, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco was present for a photo call at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille on Tuesday to mark the upcoming 42nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo. The Princess posed with the ringmaster, performers and animals, getting up close with one of the giraffes that will be involved in this year’s circus, which runs from January 18th to January 28th. Performers this year – in the 250th year of … Continue reading

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Dutch King Hosts New Year’s Reception At Amsterdam’s Royal Palace

  January 16, 2018 at 2:49 pm by

On Tuesday January 16th, the King of The Netherlands hosted the first of two traditional New Year’s receptions at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Several hundred guests from across Dutch society, the political sphere and the public administrative services attended the reception, as did forty representatives from the Dutch National Police, who were special guests this year. During his speech at the reception, the King personally thanked the police for … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Receive A Rapturous Welcome In Coventry

  January 16, 2018 at 2:03 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were treated to a rapturous welcome as they visited Coventry on Tuesday. Beginning at Coventry Cathedral, William and Catherine – wearing a hot pink Mulberry coat she first wore when pregnant with Princess Charlotte in late 2014 – had a brief walkabout to greet the large crowd that had come out to welcome them, before touring the Cathedral and the ruins of the original Cathedral … Continue reading

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Dressed For Success: King Willem-Alexander Visits Amsterdam Charity

  January 16, 2018 at 11:47 am by

Before hosting the first New Year’s reception of the year on Tuesday, King Willem-Alexander paid a visit to an Amsterdam charity that provides people looking for employment with appropriate attire to wear for interviews. The King visited Dress for Success, which is an initiative of the ‘Together Out of Poverty’ program established The Oranje Fonds, and met with staff who man the Amsterdam store, as well as clients who have taken … Continue reading

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Carl Philip and Sofia Attend Swedish Sports Gala

  January 15, 2018 at 8:17 pm by

On Monday evening, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia represented the Swedish Royal Family at the 2018 Swedish Sports Gala, held at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm. The couple – who walked the red carpet upon arrival – were in the audience as Sweden’s top athletes for 2017 were honoured for their work and achievements. Among the winners were the Tre Kronor, Sweden’s men’s national ice hockey team, who – after … Continue reading

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King Felipe Receives Adolfo Suárez Human Rights Defence Award

  January 15, 2018 at 5:47 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain were present at the Victims of Terrorism Foundation Awards at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid on Monday. During the ceremony, King Felipe was presented with the Adolfo Suárez Human Rights Defence Award, in “recognition of the proximity and closeness that the Crown has always shown to victims of terrorist barbarism”. He was presented with the award by the President of … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Haakon Attends Armed Forces Leadership Training Course

  January 15, 2018 at 3:44 pm by

In Sessvollmoen, north of Oslo, Crown Prince Haakon on Monday attended the Armed Forces’ leadership training course at the Armed Forces Personnel and Protective Centre.  He was shown a number of field exercises participants go through over the two-week training period that assists the three branches of the Armed Forces – the Army, the Air Force and the Navy – select “the most qualified and most motivated” people for further leadership training, … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi, Jordanian Crown Princes Attend World Future Energy Summit Opening

  January 15, 2018 at 3:38 pm by

The Crown Princes of Abu Dhabi and Jordan were present for the opening of this year’s World Future Energy Summit at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on Monday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan delivered a speech at the Summit, which is being held as part of  Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. “The future can not be discussed in isolation from ensuring an active role for youth and investing in the development of their … Continue reading

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A Visit To The Northern Military Zone By King Abdullah

  January 15, 2018 at 12:10 pm by

King Abdullah II of Jordan paid a visit to the Northern Military Zone on Monday January 15, where he met with the 2nd Border Guards Brigade. He was informed of new projects that have been implemented to “improve the conditions of personnel”, and was given briefings on what duties and programs are run by army units within the Zone. The King, who is the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, … Continue reading

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First Royal Attendance Confirmed For PyeongChang 2018

  January 15, 2018 at 11:50 am by

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games will kick off on February 9th in PyeongChang, South Korea, and the first royal attendances have been confirmed. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands will be attending to cheer on Dutch athletes at the beginning of the Games: the King will attend from February 9th to February 13th, while Queen Máxima will only attend until February 11th. They will be present for the opening … Continue reading

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Princess Charlotte’s The Cambridge In Charge, According To The Queen

  January 15, 2018 at 11:30 am by

During a Bible presentation at Sandringham House on Sunday, Queen Elizabeth II revealed that her great-granddaughter, Princess Charlotte, is the ‘boss’ of her elder brother, Prince George. “It’s like that with Charlotte and George,” Her Majesty said to Ellen Clay after she asked whether her 10-year-old daughter, Emily, looked after her younger sister, and Mrs Clay replied with “It’s the other way around”. The Queen’s comment echoes comments made by the … Continue reading

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Qatari Sheikh Tamim Meets With Turkish President in Ankara

  January 15, 2018 at 9:27 am by

The Emir of Qatar paid a working visit to the Republic of Turkey on Monday, during which he held talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, the Turkish capital. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad was greeted at the Esenboga International Airport by Turkey’s Minister of National Defence and staff from the Qatari embassy, before travelling to the Palace for bilateral talks, which was only announced a few hours before they … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Moulay Hassan Opens The 2018 African Nations Championship

  January 14, 2018 at 6:25 am by

The Crown Prince of Morocco was charged with officially opening the 2018 African Nations Championship on Saturday evening. Crown Prince Moulay Hassan, 14, first reviewed a military guard of honour ahead of the opening ceremony, and met with several footballing officials, including the President of the Confederation of African Football and the FIFA Secretary General. He then attended the first match of the tournament, between Morocco and Mauritania. The Prince met … Continue reading

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