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Zara Falls Ill, Misses Magic Millions Race Day On The Gold Coast

  January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am by

An unfortunate turn of events has led to Zara Tindall, ambassador for Magic Millions, missing the event’s flagship race that was held today, as she has been taken ill with a stomach bug. Her husband, Mike Tindall, said how Zara was “gutted” to be missing the event as he spoke with the media upon arrival at the Gold Coast Turf Club on the Gold Coast. “Zara really wanted to come to the … Continue reading

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Princess Astrid’s Economic Missions Announced for 2018 and 2019

  January 13, 2018 at 8:43 am by

As she has done since her brother took the throne in 2013, Princess Astrid of Belgium will again undertake two economic visits in conjunction with the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency this year. She will visit Argentina and Uruguay in June, and Morocco in November. Her visits for 2019 have also been announced: Mexico in March 2019, and China in November 2019. The purpose of these economic missions – which see … Continue reading

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Bring It On: Prince Daniel Plays Table Tennis During Visit To STIGA Sports

  January 12, 2018 at 4:58 pm by

Prince Daniel visited STIGA Sports in Eskilstuna on Friday, where he eagerly agreed to play a game of table tennis against a young boy. The Prince praised young David as a great player, saying that he may be “the next J-O”, referring to Swedish table tennis champion Jan-Ove Waldner. Daniel also tested some air hockey tables during his tour of the factory, which is the one of the largest producers of … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens New Christmas Seal Home in Roskilde

  January 12, 2018 at 2:36 pm by

On Friday, Denmark’s Crown Princess paid a visit to Roskilde, for the official opening of the Christmas Seal Foundation’s new home, Liljeborg. Crown Princess Mary was joined by Winnie Liljeborg, a co-founder of Pandora who donated the funds for the new home’s premises and renovations, on stage as they cut the ribbon to open the home. Ms Liljeborg also donated funds for the home’s first five years of operation. After, Mary – … Continue reading

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Visit to Sri Lanka On The Agenda For The Wessexes

  January 12, 2018 at 6:23 am by

The British High Commission in Sri Lanka confirmed on Thursday that the Earl and Countess of Wessex will be visiting Sri Lanka to attend celebrations marking the nation’s 70th anniversary of independence from Great Britain. Edward and Sophie will spend five days in Sri Lanka – from January 31 to February 4 – and visit Colombo amongst other cities. The couple’s engagements will highlight the “shared interest in the Commonwealth, youth … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: 1956 Opening of Swedish Parliament

  January 12, 2018 at 3:00 am by

January 12, 1956: The King of Sweden, Gustaf VI Adolf, is surrounded by members of his family ahead of the Opening of Parliament. Queen Louise, the King’s second wife; his daughter-in-law Princess Sibylla, Duchess of Västerbotten, and two of his granddaughters, Princess Margaretha and Princess Birgitta, are wearing formal Swedish court dress, which was the standard attire for the Opening of Parliament until 1974.

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Prince Albert and Princess Charlène Begin Visit to Burkina Faso

  January 11, 2018 at 7:04 pm by

The Prince and Princess of Monaco arrived in Burkina Faso on Wednesday evening, ahead of a two-day official visit to the West African country. After an official welcoming ceremony at Palais de Kosyam, President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré and his wife, Sika Bella Kaboré, spent Thursday with Prince Albert and Princess Charlene, as they paid visits around Ouagadougou to various organisations. They visited a primary school in the town Saaba, and the National … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra Visits St Christopher’s Hospice

  January 11, 2018 at 1:44 pm by

Fifty years after she opened the hospice in July 1967, Princess Alexandra of Kent paid her yearly visit to St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham, London on Thursday. Dressed in a royal blue skirt suit with a circular brooch pinned to her shoulder, Alexandra met with staff and volunteers before touring the wards to speak with patients and their families. The Princess usually makes this visit in the lead-up to Christmas, … Continue reading

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A New Stamp For The Spanish King’s Fiftieth Birthday

  January 11, 2018 at 10:29 am by

The national postal service of Spain, Correos, has released a new stamp to mark King Felipe VI’s fiftieth birthday at the end of the month. The 1€ stamp bears a new portrait of the King, and will be available for purchase from January 30th, the King’s birthday. There will be 200,000 sheets of the stamp printed. King Felipe was born on January 30th, 1968, the youngest child and only son of … Continue reading

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New Year’s Receptions At The Grand Ducal Palace

  January 10, 2018 at 2:57 pm by

On Wednesday January 10th, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg hosted New Year’s receptions at the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg City. The guests were members of Luxembourg’s Government, headed by Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, and the President and members of the House of Representatives. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie also attended.

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Mike Tindall Makes Handsome Profit On Horse Sold In Australia

  January 10, 2018 at 8:14 am by

Mike Tindall’s syndicate Redwall Bloodstock made a tidy sum on the Gold Coast today, as it sold one of its fillies for a £52,000 profit during the first day of the Magic Millions Yearling Sale. The filly, sired by Bel Esprit out of Kahala Dreams, was the opening lot during the sale, and was purchased by Randwick Bloodstock and Mystery Downs for £98,500. Mike and his syndicate purchased the horse for just over £46,000. Describing the … Continue reading

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Japanese Imperial Family Attend New Year’s Lectures

  January 10, 2018 at 8:00 am by

Members of the Japanese Imperial Family attended the traditional New Year’s Lectures, Kousho Hajime, held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Wednesday. Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko and the family listened to lectures by Professor Kazui Tashiro, Professor Naoyuki Osaka and Akira Fujishima, the President of the Tokyo University of Science, deliver lectures on topics relating to “human, social and natural sciences”. Crown Princess Masako was present at the event for the … Continue reading

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Florals For Mary As She Attends Home Guard New Year’s Concert

  January 9, 2018 at 7:36 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark opted for a deep purple floral dress instead of her Home Guard uniform as she attended a New Year’s concert organised by the defence group on Tuesday evening at the Copenhagen City Hall. A pair of orange drop earrings, black heels and a black coat completed the look. After receiving a bouquet of flowers from six-year-old Johanne and returning him safely to his waiting parents, … Continue reading

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Sheikh Hamdan Attends Police Graduation Ceremony

  January 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm by

On Tuesday January 9th, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum was present at the graduation ceremony of the Dubai Police Academy. The Sheikh led the ceremony, congratulating the top students of the graduating class, which featured postgraduate students and cadet officers. He urged them to continue training and “to pursue higher education in order to nurture their talents”, and said that his father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Emir of Dubai, … Continue reading

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Harry and Meghan’s Afternoon in Brixton

  January 9, 2018 at 5:03 pm by

For their second official engagement as a betrothed pair, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Brixton on Tuesday afternoon, where they spent time at Reprezent 107.3FM hearing about the radio station’s work to support local youths. The pair – who received a hearty welcome from the cheering crowds gathered outside Pop Brixton, the community radio station’s base, which appeared to catch Meghan off-guard – met with staff and on-air talent who … Continue reading

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Prince Constantijn Opens Dutch Pavillion at CES 2018 in Las Vegas

  January 9, 2018 at 2:20 pm by

Dutch Prince Constantijn was on hand Tuesday to help officially open the Holland Startup Pavillion at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018, which is being held in Las Vegas over the next four days. The Prince toured the pavilion – one of the largest single-country pavilions at CES this year – seeing what products the 53 Dutch start-up companies had brought with them to showcase to the international market. Among them … Continue reading

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On This Day: Marriage of Paul and Frederica Takes Place In Athens

  January 9, 2018 at 5:00 am by

January 9, 1938: On a rainy day in Athens, Hereditary Prince Paul of Greece married his German fiancee, Princess Frederica of Hanover. The couple had announced their engagement in September 1937, after a two-year-long romance that began in Florence in 1935. Paul had proposed to Frederica while visiting Berlin during the 1936 Olympic Games. They were first cousins once removed, both descendants of the British Queen Victoria and the Danish King Christian … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge At 36: Her Best Chapeaus

  January 9, 2018 at 3:00 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge today turns thirty-six years old, and as we did last year with her Top Five Fashion Moments, to mark this birthday we are ranking the top five hats the pregnant Catherine has in her wardrobe. Share your thoughts in the comments! 5. For the wedding of her sister, Pippa Middleton, to James Matthews in May 2017, Catherine wore a bespoke Jane Taylor percher hat featuring a silk rose … Continue reading

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Princess Märtha Louise Hosts Patronage Audiences

  January 8, 2018 at 4:27 pm by

At the Royal Palace in Oslo on Monday, Princess Märtha Louise hosted audiences with representatives of her eight patronages. The focus of the Princess’s patronages is people with disabilities. Her patronages are: the Association for Muscular Disease, the National Association for the Hearing Impaired, the Norwegian Association for the Blind, the Norwegian Association for the Deaf, VIVIL Games, the Norwegian Epilepsy Association, the Norwegian Rheumatism Association, and Ridderrennet. During her audience with … Continue reading

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Off To Nursery: Princess Charlotte’s A Little Lady Now

  January 8, 2018 at 10:00 am by

She has yet to reach her third birthday, but Princess Charlotte of Cambridge proved herself to be very much a little lady as opposed to a toddler in two portraits released by Kensington Palace today, as she prepared to head off for her first day of nursery school on Monday. The two photos – taken by mum, the Duchess of Cambridge – show Charlotte on the steps of home (Apartment 1A … Continue reading

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