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King Willem-Alexander Attends Jubilee Concert of the Jostiband Orchestra

  September 5, 2016 at 8:29 pm by

Tonight, the Jostiband Orchestra celebrated their 50th anniversary with a jubilee concert at the Ziggo Dome with King Willem-Alexander in attendance. The Orchestra is made up of musicians with intellectual disabilities and is part of the Ipse de Bruggen care facility for the intellectually and mentally disabled. King Willem-Alexander went up on stage at the end of the concert to personally greet the musicians and present them with flowers. Koning … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Commemorate Fallen Danish Service Personnel At Annual Flag Day Ceremonies

  September 5, 2016 at 2:56 pm by

The Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark today commemorated the nation’s fallen servicemen and women on the annual ‘Flag Day’ which is used to remember the individuals who have been killed in conflicts since 1948, as well as honour the 65,000 plus who have served abroad. First Frederik and Mary laid a wreath at Monument for Denmark’s International Effort since 1948 at the Citadel. The monument was finalised in 2011, and … Continue reading

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Pack Your Bags! Prince Harry To Make Caribbean Tour This Autumn

  September 5, 2016 at 7:41 am by

Kensington Palace has announced today that Prince Harry is to represent the Queen on a tour of the Caribbean later this year. He will visit several countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines. 2016 is an important year for three of these countries, as this year they celebrate milestone anniversaries of independence from Britain – Barbados celebrates 50 … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Watches On As Mother Teresa Becomes A Saint

  September 5, 2016 at 5:12 am by

Yesterday, Queen Sofia of Spain was one of thousands packed into St Peter’s Square in the Vatican for the canonisation of Mother Teresa. The process of canonisation was begun under Pope John Paul II shortly after the nun’s death in 1997, and the final stage – a second recognised miracle – was approved in December 2015 by the current Pope, Francis. Prior to the solemn mass of canonisation, the Queen briefly met … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joined by Charles and Anne For Braemar Highland Games

  September 3, 2016 at 4:34 pm by

The annual Braemar Highland Gathering took place today at The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park in Braemar, Scotland, with Queen Elizabeth joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence for this year’s games. Sitting in the royal pavilion, the royals were in stitches, sharing laughs amongst themselves, as they enjoyed the traditional events – Highland dancing, tug-of-wars, … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Opens New Cultural and Movement House in Frederiksberg

  September 2, 2016 at 6:47 pm by

KU.BE, the new cultural and movement house in Frederiksberg, was officially opened today by Crown Prince Frederik. The purpose of the centre is to bring the community together and encourage the people of Frederiksberg to “explore the encounter between culture, health and movement” to improve their quality of life. The building is broken up into six segments, each with its own design to make them unique and allow for different … Continue reading

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Despite Delays, William and Kate Visit the Isles of Scilly

  September 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second day of their Cornwall ‘mini tour’ got off to an unplanned start today, as bad weather on the Isles of Scilly delayed their arrival to the island. Instead of heading out to the archipelago this morning, the couple paid a visit to the Eden Project in Cornwall, where they were given a tour of the charity’s large Biomes that house plants from varying global climates … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Christening of a Future King

  September 2, 2016 at 8:00 am by

September 2, 1967: Five and a half month old Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is held by his mother, Princess Beatrix, during his christening ceremony at the Saint Jacob’s Church in The Hague as his father, Prince Claus, watches on. The godparents of the infant Prince, who would become King of the Netherlands in 2013, were his maternal grandfather Prince Bernhard zu Lippe-Biesterfeld, his paternal grandmother Baroness Gösta von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen, the … Continue reading

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William and Kate Begin ‘Mini Tour’ of Cornwall

  September 1, 2016 at 6:44 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have today begun their two-day ‘mini tour of the Cornwall region, attending several engagements throughout the day before spending the evening at a 500-year-old manor in Lostwithiel. Beginning at the Truro Cathedral, the couple were warmly greeted by local dignitaries and members of the church clergy, before they signed slate panes as part of the Cathedral’s “Sign A Slate” campaign to help raise funds to … Continue reading

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A Garden Party At The Palace Park in Oslo

  September 1, 2016 at 5:15 pm by

The King and Queen of Norway hosted a garden party for 1,500 guests in the Palace Park this afternoon. Also attending were Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus and Princess Astrid. The three senior royal ladies looked lovely in their national costumes as the guests enjoyed musical and cultural performances. Both King Harald and Queen Sonja gave speeches during the garden party, thanking the guests … Continue reading

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Three Generations of Danish Royal Men Attend Dragon Gold Cup Reception

  September 1, 2016 at 9:56 am by

Prince Henrik last night hosted a reception for the participants of last weekend’s Dragon Gold Cup on the Danish Royal Yacht, Dannebrog, and as they sailed on Nanoq, both Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Christian were in attendance. Two photographs of the three generations on the deck of the yacht were uploaded to social media, showing the affectionate relationship between Prince Henrik and his grandson. Tre generationer på Kongeskibet Dannebrog, hvor … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf Presents 2016 Stockholm Water Prize

  August 31, 2016 at 7:49 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf this evening presented the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize to American Professor Joan B. Rose for her “enormous contribution to global public health” through the identification and assessment of health hazards in water. Taking place at the Stockholm Town Hall, the ceremony was followed by a banquet, during which the King gave a speech that discussed the necessity of clean water in being able to preserve the … Continue reading

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Norway’s Crown Prince and Princess Celebrate Kragerø’s 350th Anniversary

  August 31, 2016 at 2:32 pm by

The Norwegian town of Kragerø welcomed Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit today as part of the town’s 350th anniversary celebrations. First it was a stop at the Kragerø Art School, where the Crown Prince Couple were shown the different art methods students use to create pieces – including the latest in modern technology, 3D printing. They were presented with a 3D printed brooch. A walk through the town … Continue reading

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Princess Anne Visits Russia To Honour World War Two Veterans

  August 31, 2016 at 11:18 am by

The Princess Royal and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, have attended a commemoration ceremony in the Russian town of Arkhangelsk, on the 75th anniversary of the first Arctic Convoys that provided protection to merchant ships during the Second World War. During the ceremony at the military cemetery where British and Russian soldiers are buried, Princess Anne spent time meeting with veterans who took part in the Convoys. “You are a symbol … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary in Greenland with The Mary Foundation

  August 31, 2016 at 7:02 am by

A two-day visit to Greenland was on the agenda for Crown Princess Mary this week in conjunction with The Mary Foundation to discuss domestic violence. The main engagement of the visit was a conference yesterday entitled ‘Domestic Violence – A Shared Responsibility’. The Crown Princess delivered the opening speech, in which she said that “We know that violence exists. We know that violence is illegal. And we know that violence … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Surprise Royal Visitors

  August 30, 2016 at 5:09 pm by

One of Jamie Oliver’s London restaurants received some royal visitors today, as Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden stopped by for lunch. “We had some really interesting conversations and sharing our passions around improving child health for the next generation,” Jamie Oliver said on his social media accounts, accompanying a photo of himself with the royal couple and Jamie’s Fifteen head chef, Robin, who is from Sweden. Victoria and Daniel … Continue reading

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Queen Anne-Marie Turns Seventy

  August 30, 2016 at 7:00 am by

The last Queen of the Hellenes, Anne-Marie, today celebrates a milestone birthday: she turns seventy. Born Princess Anne-Marie Dagmar Ingrid of Denmark, she is the third and final daughter of the late King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid, nee Princess of Sweden. Like her two older sisters, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Anne-Marie was born in Amalienborg Palace, in Copenhagen. At her christening shortly after her birth, she was given a bevy of royal godparents: King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine of … Continue reading

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Coronet Belonging To Queen Victoria May Find New Home Outside UK

  August 28, 2016 at 8:25 am by

A historically significant diamond and sapphire coronet belonging to Queen Victoria has had a temporary export ban placed on it by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to prevent it from being sold to an overseas buyer who purchased the coronet for £5million. The Culture Minister, Matt Hancock, described the piece as “one of the most iconic jewels from a pivotal period in our history”. The export ban was … Continue reading

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Tillykke med årsdagen! Crown Princess Mary Helps Celebrate Glostrup’s 825th Anniversary

  August 27, 2016 at 6:22 pm by

The town of Glostrup, west of Copenhagen, is celebrating it’s 825th anniversary this year, and Crown Princess Mary was on hand at a festival held specially to mark the milestone. Wearing a white lace dress and matching bolero jacket, the Crown Princess spent time being shown around the festival by Glostrup’s Mayor John Engelhardt, taking in karate and gymnastics showcases. Mary was presented with a book about the town during … Continue reading

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Norwegian Crown Princely Family Attend ‘Passion For Ocean’ Festival

  August 27, 2016 at 5:55 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit took their two younger children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, to the ‘Passion For Ocean’ festival at the Vippetangen on the port of Oslo. Several camps were spread out along the Vippetangen with the aim of “raising public awareness of the pleasures the ocean has to offer, and the dangers.” During the visit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus were … Continue reading

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