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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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Henrik and Athena Join Mum Marie At Tønder Festival

  August 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm by

Denmark’s young Prince Henrik and Princess Athena were at their mother’s side as she they visited this year’s Tønder Folk Music Festival in the south of the country. Prince Joachim also joined the family. After their official welcoming, the royal party headed over to the Open Air Zone, where they took in Irish band Husdon Taylor. Prince Henrik was given a boost by the mayor of Tønder, Henrik Frandsen, who sat him on … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Teenage Caroline and Albert Enjoy A Night Karting

  August 26, 2016 at 8:00 am by

August 26, 1971: 14-year-old Princess Caroline and 13-year-old Prince Albert of Monaco spend the evening karting at the Siesta track in Antibes on the French Riviera. They were joined by their parents, Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace.

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Food, Food, Food: Princess Marie Opens ‘Better Food’ Summit in Copenhagen

  August 25, 2016 at 7:14 pm by

Princess Marie tonight officially opened the ‘Better Food for More People’ food summit at the Copenhagen Town Hall; the aim of the summit is to create a dialogue “on how to unleash the full potential of gastronomy in the cities of the world”. It is being held as part of the Copenhagen Cooking and Food Festival, of which Princess Marie is patron. She also delivered a speech during the opening ahead … Continue reading

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New Portraits of Frederik and Mary Unveiled In Photographer’s Exhibition

  August 25, 2016 at 4:55 pm by

Two new gala portraits of the Danish Crown Prince Couple were unveiled today at an exhibition at the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle. Crown Princess was in attendance, and was shown around the exhibition by it’s photographer, Marco Grob. ‘Marco Grob – Iconic Portraits’ showcases 70 of the Swiss-American’s works, which include Hillary Rodham Clinton, Donald Trump and Lady Gaga. New portraits of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Visit YoungMinds UK Helpine To Learn More On Children’s Mental Health

  August 25, 2016 at 12:46 pm by

A quiet visit to the YoungMinds UK helpline centre in London was on the agenda for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today, following yesterday’s engagements in Luton. William and Kate met with staff who take calls from parents ringing in to the charity to get advice and assistance regarding their children’s mental health, and were given a lesson in what the volunteers are taught so they can appropriately respond to parents’ enquiries. They … Continue reading

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Haakon and Mette-Marit Celebrate Fifteen Years of Marriage

  August 25, 2016 at 8:30 am by

15 years ago today, Oslo was abuzz with the excitement of a royal wedding – that of Crown Prince Haakon and his fiancé Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby. The couple were married at the Oslo Cathedral by Bishop Gunnar Stålsett in front of dozens of Europe’s royals. Mette-Marit’s son, Marius, was page boy, while Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark served as the groom’s best man. Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s wedding dress will go down in history … Continue reading

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William and Kate Enjoy Day in Luton

  August 24, 2016 at 6:41 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent the day in Luton, north of London, for a day of engagements focusing on young people. Beginning at Youthscape in Bute Mills, William and Kate met with adolescents who have utilised the organisation’s services to get them through difficult times and spent time learning about support groups for self-harm. The couple also officially opened Youthscape’s new centre, which is also used as … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Crown Princess Attends Stephen Hawking Lecture

  August 24, 2016 at 11:21 am by

A special lecture by Stephen W. Hawking was held at the DR Concert Hall today, among the 1800-strong audience was Crown Princess Mary. The lecture was entitled ‘Quantum Black Holes’ and discussed “the riddles of the universe with a focus on black holes”, what they are and if they exist in the way it is generally assumed by science. After the lecture, Mary – wearing a pale pink dress with a … Continue reading

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Prince William: “Depth of Friendship” Between UK and Germany Won’t Fade Despite Brexit

  August 23, 2016 at 7:04 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge has paid a one-day visit to the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia today, where he attended a gala at Düsseldorf’s Tonhalle with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Here, William gave a speech in which he spoke of the long-standing relationship between the United Kingdom and North Rhine-Westphalia, which was established 70 years ago by the British Military Government in the aftermath of World War Two. “Since that time, we have seen this Bundesland … Continue reading

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Jordanian U17 Female Soccer Team Gets Training Visit From Queen Rania

  August 23, 2016 at 4:51 pm by

Queen Rania of Jordan stopped by the Amman Stadium today to visit the training session of the country’s Under 17s Women’s National Football Team, who are currently preparing for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup that is going to be hosted in Jordan in September and October. The Queen wished the team well for the tournament, which is the first tournament of its kind to be hosted in the Middle East. The … Continue reading

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