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Princess Laurentien Launches Literacy Week

  September 4, 2017 at 3:10 pm by

In her role as honorary chairwoman of the Reading and Writing Foundation, Princess Laurentien on Monday officially launched this year’s Literacy Week during an event at the Dutch Innovation Factory in Zoetermeer. The theme of this year’s Literacy Week is ‘A good deed is worth sharing’. In conjunction with this theme, a new store has been opened in the city – ‘Goede Daden Winkel’ – where people can go and … Continue reading

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Bright In Blue: Queen Elizabeth Opens Record-Breaking New Bridge in Scotland

  September 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were on hand Monday to officially open the new Queensferry Crossing, the third bridge across the Firth of Forth. They first greeted school children and construction workers on the south side of the bridge, before travelling across the bridge in a state car as the RAF Red Arrows performed a flypast overhead. Once on the south side of the bridge, the Queen – who … Continue reading

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Baby Cambridge Number Three On Its Way

  September 4, 2017 at 10:30 am by

Kensington Palace announced this morning that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third child. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announced that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child,” the statement read, also confirming that Catherine was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness, that she suffered during her first two pregnancies. No due date has been given as of … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Newest Prince Named Gabriel

  September 4, 2017 at 10:18 am by

During a special Council of State at the Royal Palace of Stockholm this morning, King Carl XVI Gustaf announced the name of his newest grandchild, the second son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, who was born on Thursday last week. The infant has been named Gabriel Carl Walther, and has been given the Duchy of Dalarna by the King. The choice of Dalarna is one with strong familial ties … Continue reading

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Engagement of Princess Mako Officially Announced

  September 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm by

The engagement of Princess Mako of Akishino and Kei Komuro was officially announced on Sunday, with the betrothed pair attending a press conference at Akasaka Estate, the Princess’s family home in Tokyo. “I had already made up my mind, so I immediately accepted on the spot,” the Princess said of Mr Komuro’s proposal of marriage, that took place back in December 2013. Princess Mako said that the pair both “had an understanding … Continue reading

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Princess Marie-Gabrielle of Nassau Weds in Spain

  September 2, 2017 at 5:53 pm by

At the Ermita del Santo Cristo de la Vera Cruz in Marbella, Spain on Saturday September 2nd, Princess Marie-Gabrielle of Nassau wed her love Antonius Willms in a religious ceremony in front of 300 guests. The bride, who is the only daughter of Prince Jean of Luxembourg and his first wife Hélène Vestur, wore a wedding gown designed by Lorenzo Caprile that featured thousands of Swarovski crystals and silk flowers on the train, … Continue reading

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Laughs Aplenty For The Windsors At 2017 Braemar Gathering

  September 2, 2017 at 3:55 pm by

From the specially constructed Royal Box on the grounds of The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park in Braemar, members of the Windsor clan enjoyed the annual Braemar Gathering on Saturday. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, along with the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, laughed merrily as they watched traditional Highland games take place. Among the events that were on … Continue reading

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Carl Philip and Sofia Take Their Little Prince Home

  September 1, 2017 at 1:16 pm by

On Friday, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia returned to their home at Villa Solbacken with their newborn son, who was born on the morning of August 31. Prince Carl Philip had announced the gender of his and Princess Sofia’s second child during a press conference on Thursday afternoon, telling reporters the couple’s elder child Prince Alexander had a new little brother. The newborn weighed 3.4kg and was 49cm long. … Continue reading

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Back To School For Belgium’s Young Royals

  September 1, 2017 at 10:30 am by

September 1 brings the first day of the academic year for Belgium’s schoolchildren, including the four children of the country’s King and Queen. The Duchess of Brabant, Prince Gabriel and Princess Eleonore were accompanied by their father, King Philippe, for the journey to Sint-Jans Berchmans College in Brussels, while Queen Mathilde dropped Prince Emmanuel off at the Eureka School in Kessel-Lo. Princess Eleonore, the youngest of the group, seems to have … Continue reading

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Princess Sofia Gives Birth To Second Child

  August 31, 2017 at 6:25 am by

The Marshal of the Realm in Sweden, Svante Lindqvist, has announced a short time ago that Princess Sofia, wife of Prince Carl Philip, was safely delivered of her second child this morning at the Danderyd Hospital. The newborn, whose gender will be revealed at a yet-to-come press conference with Prince Carl Philip, was born at 11:24am. Both Princess Sofia and the baby are doing well. The infant joins the couple’s son, … Continue reading

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Prince Nikolai Turns Eighteen With Dinner on the Dannebrog

  August 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm by

Denmark’s Prince Nikolai today celebrated his eighteenth birthday, and was joined by his immediate family for a birthday dinner aboard the royal yacht, Dannebrog. The birthday boy posed for photos with his parents, stepmother Marie and three siblings before the group boarded the yacht, where Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik were waiting. Crown Princess Mary and her four children were also present. Billed Bladet has reported that Prince Nikolai was given the … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits Delft To Mark Anniversary of Kansfonds

  August 22, 2017 at 3:28 pm by

The Queen of The Netherlands was back on duty following the summer break today as she visited the city of Delft, to visit initiatives supported by Kansfonds to celebrate the organisation’s sixtieth anniversary. Dressed in a bright and cheery yellow, pink and black frock, Queen Máxima stopped at the Jessehof, an inter-faith centre that uses part of its space as a meeting place for the homeless, and people who suffer from social exclusion. Queen … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Visit Victims of Thursday’s Barcelona Terror Attack

  August 19, 2017 at 4:51 pm by

Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia paid a visit Saturday to those injured in the Barcelona terror attack that occurred on Thursday. The couple visited two hospitals – Hospital del Mar and Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau – where they spoke with doctors and medical staff who have been treating the injured over the past three days, before visiting the patient wards to meet victims. “This vile, cowardly attack; this … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Attends DEMA Emergency Preparation Day

  August 19, 2017 at 1:19 pm by

As part of her affiliation with the Danish Emergency Management Agency, Princess Marie on Saturday attended the Emergency Preparation Day held in Thisted, Northern Jutland.  During her visit to the Nordjylland Emergency Board where the event was being held, Marie – dressed in her DEMA uniform – was given a tour of the centre and watched several activities demonstrating how they prepare for major disasters or accidents. The event was an ‘open … Continue reading

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King Felipe Joins Minute of Silence For Barcelona Terror Attack Victims

  August 18, 2017 at 5:20 pm by

King Felipe VI was present on Friday for a minute’s silence at the Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona in memory of the victims of Thursday’s twin terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. He was joined by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the President of the Generalitat of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont, the Mayor of Barcelona Ada Colau, amongst other government officials for the memorial. 15 people were killed in the two attacks (plus one in … Continue reading

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Off To School They Go! Vincent and Josephine of Denmark Begin Primary School

  August 15, 2017 at 2:04 pm by

Denmark’s Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine had their first day of primary school on Monday. The six-year-old twins posed for the media with their parents, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, outside Frederik VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg before they departed for the Tranegård School in Hellerup. The two youngsters showed slightly different emotions about the new stage in the lives: Princess Josephine was her ever gregarious self, smiling brightly for the … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima’s Father, Jorge Zorreguieta, Passes Away

  August 9, 2017 at 5:53 am by

The Dutch Royal Court announced this morning that Jorge Zorreguieta, the father of Queen Maxima, passed away on August 8th in Buenos Aires. He had been suffering from a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for some time. The Queen was in Buenos Aires alongside her mother and siblings for her father’s last moments. Mr Zorreguieta was 89 years old. King Willem-Alexander and the couple’s three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Celebrates With Denmark’s Runner-Up Soccer Stars

  August 6, 2017 at 5:06 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik made the trip down to The Netherlands on Sunday, to attend the final of the  2017 UEFA Women’s Championship that was played between The Netherlands and Denmark. Unfortunately for the Prince, the host nation defeated the Danish side 4-2 in the match at De Grolsch Veste in Enschede. Prince Frederik spent time with the Danish team afterwards, congratulating them on their success. H.K.H. Kronprinsen med det danske kvindelandshold kort tid … Continue reading

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Florals In Palma For Queen Letizia During Official Dinner

  August 4, 2017 at 7:52 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia was stunning in a gold floral embellished sheath dress this evening as she and her husband, King Felipe VI, hosted a dinner for members of the Balearic community at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina. The red, green and purple florals on her sleeveless dress worked perfectly with the location, and Letizia paired it with a pair of red block heels and gold floral earrings. 500 guests from … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik Won’t Be Buried At Roskilde Cathedral, Court Confirms

  August 4, 2017 at 8:43 am by

In a surprising statement on Thursday, the Danish Royal Court announced that Prince Henrik has changed his mind and will no longer be buried at Roskilde Cathedral next to his wife of fifty years, Queen Margrethe II. “It is correct that Prince Henrik has decided that he will not be buried at Rskilde Cathedral, as it was planned. It is no secret that the Prince for many years has been unhappy with … Continue reading

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