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The Swedes Attend Opening of Parliament

  September 13, 2016 at 11:08 pm by

The Swedish Parliament was opened for the 2016/2017 session today, with the royal family in attendance at the Riksdaghuset. Arriving by horse drawn carriage, they were greeted by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the Parliamentary Speaker Urban Ahlin. King Carl Gustaf gave a speech during the opening, saying that “we live in a globalised world” and that “it was clearer than ever that what happens outside Sweden also concerns us.” The … Continue reading

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Frilly Letizia Officially Opens the 2016-2017 School Year in Almería

  September 13, 2016 at 7:59 pm by

Queen Letizia today officially opened the 2016-2017 Spanish school year during a visit to the Ginés Morata Centre for Infant and Primary Education in Almería, in Spain’s southeast. The Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque before being given a tour of the centre, which provides education to children between the ages of 3 and 10. She visited the library, special needs classrooms, and the gymnasium. The children happily chatted to and showed … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary at WHO Europe 66th Regional Committee Meeting

  September 13, 2016 at 6:37 pm by

Over the past two days, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has attended the 66th Regional Committee Meeting of World Health Organisation Europe which is being held in Copenhagen this year. Mary gave the opening address of the meeting yesterday, in which she discussed WHO’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the theme of the meeting, and the need to have equality for both sexes: “Girls and women are key to building healthy, prosperous … Continue reading

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Countess Gunnilla Bernadotte af Wisborg Has Died

  September 13, 2016 at 3:33 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced that Countess Gunnilla Bernadotte af Wisborg, aunt of both King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, has passed away at the age of 93. “The Countess was a very much appreciated, close and faithful friend of our family and leaves us in great loss,” a statement from the King said. The Countess passed away yesterday evening, September 12. Countess … Continue reading

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Official Photographs From Prince Alexander’s Christening Released

  September 12, 2016 at 9:18 am by

The official photographs of Prince Alexander with his family and godparents at his christening on Friday have been released today by the Swedish Royal Court. Four photographs taken by Mattias Edwall show the baby Prince with his parents, both sets of grandparents, his four aunts, and his five godparents.  

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Fourth ‘Prince Daniel’s Race and Sports Day’ Held At Haga Park

  September 11, 2016 at 4:39 pm by

Prince Daniel has organised a children’s sports day run in Haga Park for several years, and today the fourth edition of the event was run. Around 15,000 children and adults took part in the sports day, taking part in a number of different sport stations as well as the main event, ‘Prince Daniel’s Run’. All the day’s runners received a medal from Daniel upon the run’s conclusion. Just nu äger Idrottens dag och … Continue reading

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Prince Jacques Takes Centre Stage At Pique-Nique des Monégasques

  September 10, 2016 at 6:57 pm by

The annual Pique-Nique des Monegasques was held today at the Princess Antoinette Park, and Hereditary Prince Jacques stole the show as he accompanied his parents to the event. Dressed in a red polo shirt and a pair of white trousers, the young Prince toddled through the event taking in the music and dancers dressed in Monaco’s national costumes Prince Albert and Princess Charlene watched their son proudly, while Jacques’ twin sister, Princess Gabriella, was taken … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Takes Kate For A Spin At Balmoral

  September 10, 2016 at 5:34 pm by

Photos of Queen Elizabeth driving a Range Rover around her Balmoral estate with the Duchess of Cambridge in the passenger seat were published today. The duo were making their way to join Prince William for a picnic lunch following his morning grouse shooting. The Cambridges arrived in Scotland on Thursday for a brief stay with the Queen on the Scottish estate. The Queen is in the driver's seat as she takes … Continue reading

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Thessaloniki Receives New Statue of Queen Olga To Mark Greek-Russian Friendship

  September 10, 2016 at 2:59 pm by

A new statue of Greece’s former Queen Olga was unveiled today in the city of Thessaloniki, on the Vassilissis Olgas II Avenue. It is a gift to mark the friendship between Greece and Russia, the former Queen’s birth country, from the Pan-Russian Military-Historic Union. The Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and the Mayor of Thessaloniki were present for the unveiling. Queen Olga was born a Grand Duchess of Russia in 1851 as … Continue reading

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Princess Mako On Official Visit to Paraguay

  September 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm by

Princess Mako of Akishino is representing her grandfather, the Emperor of Japan, in Paraguay this week, as the two countries mark 80 years of immigration and bilateral relations. She attended a ceremony today alongside President Horacio Cartes and the Japanese Ambassador to Paraguay, Takeshi Kamitami, in Luque to celebrate the anniversary. A group of farmers were the first immigrants from Japan to Paraguay in 1936. The Princess delivered a speech … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Attend Belgian Leg of IAAF Diamond League

  September 9, 2016 at 7:42 pm by

There were some royal spectators in the stands for this year’s edition of the Memorial Van Damme track and field meet at the King Baudouin Stadium – King Philippe and Queen Mathilde with their four children. Also joining them was Prince Albert II of Monaco for the event, which is one of the meets that makes up the 2016 Diamond League, a series of international meets to promote track and field. … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Rocks Red Houndstooth Blouse At Zarzuela Audiences

  September 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia looked fabulous in a red and white houndstooth blouse and white pants during audiences at Zarzuela Palace today. The look was completed with a pair of red heels from Mango and simple stud earrings. The Queen met with representatives of the Latin American Alliance for Rare or Uncommon Diseases, to be updated on the upcoming Fourth Latin American Meeting on Rare Diseases that will be held in Montevideo later this month … Continue reading

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World First Aid Day 2016 Launched by Princess Charlène in Geneva

  September 9, 2016 at 4:45 pm by

Princess Charlène has joined the Secretary General of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for the launch of this year’s World First Aid Day, and a new campaign aimed at children, at the United Nations offices in Geneva. The Princess and Secretary General Elhadj As Sy gave a lesson in first aid to a group of school-aged children, teaching them how to perform CPR. “Children are … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Learns About Aquaculture Industry During Visit to Zeeland

  September 9, 2016 at 4:31 pm by

The Queen of the Netherlands paid a visit to the provence of Zeeland today, where she stopped in the towns of Colijnsplaat and Zierikzee with a focus on the innovations put to use in the region’s aqua farming industry. First she visited Delta Farms, a company that farms and exports sea centipedes to shrimp farms around the world. New research is being undertaken to see if the creatures can extend the lifespan … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Queens In The Highlands

  September 9, 2016 at 10:00 am by

September 9, 1923: Queen Mary of the United Kingdom poses for photo with her daughter-in-law, the Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) during the royal family’s summer vacation at Balmoral Castle, in the Scottish Highlands.

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A Royal Christening At Drottningholm

  September 9, 2016 at 8:09 am by

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have today christened their son, Prince Alexander, in a ceremony attending by close family and friends at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel. The service was conducted by Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Chief Court Chaplain Bishop Johan Dalman and Pastor of the Royal Court Parish Michael Bjerkhagen. Prayers, readings by three of the couple’s siblings (Crown Princess Victoria, Lina Frejd and Sara Hellqvist) and music from the Stockholm Boy’s … Continue reading

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Princess Anne Cancels Engagements After Contracting Chest Infection

  September 9, 2016 at 5:15 am by

The Princess Royal has had to cancel several engagements next week after tests showed she is suffering from a chest infection. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed that the Princess was admitted to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Wednesday, but did not stay overnight. Princess Anne, one of the hardest working British royals and in the past month has travelled to Brazil and Russia, is currently recuperating at Balmoral Castle. Princess Anne, … Continue reading

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Prince Alexander’s Godparents Revealed Ahead of Tomorrow’s Christening

  September 8, 2016 at 8:24 am by

Sweden’s youngest Prince, Alexander, will be christened tomorrow at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel. Ahead of the event, the people who will serve as his godparents were announced today. They are Crown Princess Victoria, his paternal aunt; Lina Frejd, his maternal aunt; Victor Magnuson, first cousin of his father; Jan-Åke Hansson, his father’s best friend who also served as his best man; and Cajsa Larsson, a friend of his mother’s. Prince … Continue reading

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Prince Charles: Evening Standard’s ‘Londoner of the Decade’

  September 7, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

The Prince of Wales has been named ‘Londoner of the Decade’ by The Express Standard this evening. The achievement award was given at the newspaper’s Progress 1000 Awards at the Science Museum. “I have to confess I am not entirely sure whether to be pleased or alarmed.  Perhaps I am losing my touch when such eminent newspapers start giving me achievement awards!” the Prince joked as he began his acceptance speech … Continue reading

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King Philippe Hosts German-Speaking Leaders at Laeken

  September 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm by

The King and Queen of the Belgians have welcomed four leaders of German-speaking countries to the Royal Palace of Laeken this evening, for the thirteenth informal summit of German-speaking nations. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, President Joachim Gauck of Germany and President Johann Schneider-Ammann of the Swiss Confederation were present for the welcoming dinner with their spouses (except for Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess), posing for photos … Continue reading

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