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New Bulletin: King Mihai Released from Hospital

  March 16, 2016 at 6:31 am by

A bulletin on the health of 94-year-old King Mihai I of Romania was released yesterday, stating that the former monarch has been released from the Swiss hospital he has been in for the past 17 days. “The King’s general condition is stable. Considering the severity of the diagnosis [leukaemia], treatment and the recovery process will be length and will require close supervision,” the bulletin read. He will continue to be monitored … Continue reading

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Spain’s King and Queen Visit Puerto Rico

  March 16, 2016 at 3:12 am by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia have travelled to Puerto Rico to attend the opening of the  7th International Congress of the Spanish Language, which began at the Convention Centre in Miramar yesterday. The couple were officially welcomed by the island’s Governor, Alejandro García Padilla, and his wife. King Felipe delivered a speech at the event, before he and Letizia – who was wearing a very smart pale pink skirt suit … Continue reading

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Art & Culture Gala in Copenhagen Sees A Tiara Debut

  March 15, 2016 at 10:19 pm by

Queen Margrethe of Denmark may have been the host of this evening’s gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace for members of the art and culture community, but one of her daughters-in-law stole the show in a brand new diamond tiara. Crown Princess Mary opted to use the event for her new tiara’s debut, though it is not the first time the piece has been seen on the 44-year-old – she first … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Balkan Tour: Day Two

  March 15, 2016 at 8:03 pm by

On the second day of their visit to Croatia as part of their tour of the Balkans, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall met with a number of different segments of the community. They began their day in Tvrđa where they visited the Intangible Cultural Festival, touring the stalls selling produce and handmade goods. Charles and Camilla also watched several performances by traditional local folklore groups. Also on the … Continue reading

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Princess Astrid Visits Indonesia, Meets with President

  March 15, 2016 at 2:26 pm by

Belgium’s Princess Astrid is currently on an economic mission to Indonesia with a number of government ministers, and she has met with both the country’s President and Vice-President. On the second day of the visit, Astrid attended an “Best of Belgium” food and gastronomy event and also met with Vice-President Jusuf Kalla. Small country, great food! Belgian show cooking event #BEmissionIDN in Jakarta. pic.twitter.com/Vdvg4gSlQs — Belgium MFA (@BelgiumMFA) March 14, … Continue reading

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Plum for Zara as Cheltenham Festival Kicks Off

  March 15, 2016 at 1:48 pm by

Taking a look at the frocks donned by other racegoers at the opening day of this year’s Cheltenham Festival, one wouldn’t have been surprised if Zara Phillips decided to relive some of her more adventurous fashion years. But the 34-year-old was remarkably classic in a simple high-necked plum winter coat with zip detailing along the front, paired with black tights and a pair of black ankle-strap pumps. Atop her head sat a … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Arrive in Zagreb for Balkan Tour

  March 14, 2016 at 11:57 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall landed in Zagreb, Croatia today, beginning their six-day tour of the Balkans. President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and her husband Jakov Kitarović officially welcomed the visiting royals at Pantovčak, the Presidential Palace before they had an audience together. Prince Charles and President Grabar-Kitarović also inspected a guard of honour in the Palace courtyard. Later on in the day, Charles and Camilla – who was dressed in an … Continue reading

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Prince Nikolaos Contributes To Art Conference in Doha

  March 13, 2016 at 9:05 pm by

Greek Prince Nikolaos is showcasing some of his photography work at the Art for Tomorrow Conference in Doha, Qatar this weekend. He has been collaborating with Soundwall for the conference, using photographs he has taken of the natural environment in Greece and then using the technological process of printing on aluminium to add extra depth and sound to the pieces. Standing next to #Natsikap with the artist :-). Capturing #nature … Continue reading

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Sarah Ferguson Pops Over to Mexico

  March 13, 2016 at 8:49 pm by

Sarah, Duchess of York has spent some time in Mexico this past week, where she visited a local school in Acapulco and attended events surrounding the Formula E Championship. “They said ‘We may have nothing, but we have happy hearts.’ For me, they gave the world,” the Duchess captioned photos of her with the students and teachers at the school that was taken last Monday. They said 'we may have … Continue reading

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Funeral of Prince Johann Georg in Sigmaringen

  March 12, 2016 at 5:19 pm by

The funeral service of Prince Johann Georg von Hohenzollern, who passed away on March 2, took place today privately at the Hedinger Kirche in Sigmaringen, Germany. Only family and close friends attended the service, with the Prince’s immediate family arriving via the church’s back entrance to avoid the eyes of the media gathered at the front. These included the King and Queen of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip, who arrived … Continue reading

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From Evening Wear to Rubber Gloves: Willem-Alexander and Máxima Have Their Turn for NLdoet

  March 12, 2016 at 9:45 am by

Last night they were hosting a black-tie concert in Paris, today they were donning jeans and rubber gloves as they did their part for NLdoet. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima volunteered at a playground in  Alphen aan den Rijn this year. The pair eagerly got to work – Willem-Alexander carting wheelbarrows of sand to fill up a sandpit, Máxima cleaning up some of the play equipment (she even got to use … Continue reading

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Emperor and Empress Remember 2011 Earthquake Victims

  March 12, 2016 at 5:33 am by

Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko yesterday attended a memorial service in Tokyo to remember the thousands of people who lost their lives in the 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, on the fifth anniversary of the disaster. A minute’s silence was observed at the moment – 2:46pm – that the earthquake hit in the Pacific Ocean, east of the Tōhoku region. “Many of the people affected by the disaster are … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Haakon Passes Armed Forces Parachute Course

  March 12, 2016 at 1:44 am by

The Crown Prince of Norway is now a qualified military tactical skydiver, after completing a parachuting course with the Armed Forces Special Command. During the course held this week at Camp Rena, Haakon took part in a number of physical tests and training sessions, including both day and night jumps, to gather his qualification. The Armed Forces Special Command unit is a operational task force that carry out missions within national … Continue reading

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“World’s Most Experienced Plaque Unveiler” Opens New Military Barracks

  March 11, 2016 at 4:47 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh described himself as the “world’s most experienced plaque unveiler” today as he officially opened The Prince Philip Barracks at the MoD Lyneham in Wiltshire. “I hope you realise what you’re about to see now is the world’s most experienced plaque unveiler in action,” the Prince – who routinely cracks a joke while on engagements – said to the crowd as he pulled back the curtain revealing the … Continue reading

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Pass Me The Paint – The Oranje-Nassaus Volunteer for NLdoet

  March 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm by

Members of the Orange-Nassau clan today took part in the annual NLdoet volunteering day, as they lent a hand at the Prinses Maxima Riding School in Den Dolder, a recognised school that provides equestrian therapy for individuals with and without disabilities. Princess Beatrix and Princess Aimée sanded and painted platforms to help riders mount the horses easier, happily joking with each other throughout as they tried to keep the bright purple and … Continue reading

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William and Kate Spend The Day Supporting Mental Health

  March 10, 2016 at 4:06 pm by

Continuing their recent efforts to help raise awareness for mental health issues, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed to St Thomas’s Hospital in London today where they had a meeting with Johnny Benjamin, who was saved from a suicide attempt by stranger Neil Laybourn. The foursome discussed several issues relating to suicide and mental health, including the stigma that still remains attached to suicide, and the importance of of … Continue reading

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First Look: Queen Máxima’s French State Visit Fashion

  March 10, 2016 at 8:55 am by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands began today a state visit to France, and while we will have a more in-depth report later in the day, let’s take a quick look at Queen Máxima’s first outfit of the visit – because who else brings it like Máx when abroad? She chose a chic Claes Iversen coat-style dress in a bone for her first engagements, which has panelled detailing, lace and beading … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Alexander: Prince Charles’ Serbian Visit Important for Recognition

  March 10, 2016 at 7:51 am by

The Head of the House of Karađorđević, the final ruling family of Serbia, has called Prince Charles’ upcoming visit to the Balkan nation an important moment for the country’s global recognition. “The visit by the future king of the United Kingdom is an important matter. It means recognition…it is a very good gesture for international relations, and it goes noticed in many other countries, in the European Union, the United States, … Continue reading

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On This Day: Beatrix Marries Claus

  March 10, 2016 at 7:30 am by

Today is the fiftieth wedding anniversary of the former Dutch monarch, Beatrix, and her late husband Claus. The pair were married back in 1966, first in a civil ceremony at the Amsterdam Town Hall and then in a religious ceremony held at the Westerkerk attended by 1,600 guests including royals for many of Europe’s royal houses. Beatrix and Claus shared numerous looks between themselves during the ceremony, presided over by Reverend Johannes … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Princess Tessy in Geneva with UNAIDS

  March 9, 2016 at 6:31 pm by

Earlier this week, Princess Tessy paid a visit to Geneva to attend events organised by UNAIDS ahead of International Women’s Day, which is held annually on March 8. “Ending AIDS means respecting women’s and girl’s rights,” the Princess said in a promotional photo posted on her Instagram and the UNAIDS Twitter account. Tessy is a UNAIDS Global Ambassador for Young Women and Adolescent Girls. @unaidsglobal #humanrights #2030 #princesstessy #globaladvocateforyoungwomenandadolescentgirls @marcinlobaczdesigner … Continue reading

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