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The Duke of Kent Turns Eighty

  October 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm by

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent today celebrates his eightieth birthday. He was born in 1935 as the eldest child of Prince George, Duke of Kent and his wife, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. At the age of 7, he became the Duke of Kent when his father was killed in an aeroplane crash. Edward was educated at Ludgrove, Eton College and Le Rosey before attending Sandhurst, from which he … Continue reading

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England’s Loss Doesn’t Dampen Harry’s Spirits During Kids Rugby Visit

  October 7, 2015 at 7:15 pm by

Despite his team crashing out in the pool stage of the Rugby World Cup over the weekend, Prince Harry’s spirits were still high today when he headed to Devon to promote the sport at grassroots level. At Paignton Rugby Club, the Prince was greeted by a number of children from schools that have implemented the Rugby Football Union’s All Schools Programme (of which Harry is patron) that encourages children to start … Continue reading

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Two Days in Dalarna For Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia

  October 6, 2015 at 8:29 pm by

Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have paid a two-day visit to the province of Dalarna. They began on Monday in Borlänge where they spent time with refugee children at the Sopranen consultation unit. The unit provides support for refugees in their first months in Sweden. Carl Philip and Sofia played games with the children, including peek-a-boo. View image | gettyimages.com It was then on to Säter’s Skedvibröd, a bakery. The newlyweds … Continue reading

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Opening of the Danish Folketinget 2015-2016 Session

  October 6, 2015 at 1:53 pm by

The Danish Royal Family has attended the opening of the 2015-2016 session of parliament today at Christiansborg Palace. In typical fashion, the family – Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte – congregated on the steps outside the palace while waiting for the Queen and Prince Henrik. After a round of curtsies and kisses when they arrived, the family entered the building alongside the Presidium … Continue reading

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Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria Has Died in Ciudad Real

  October 5, 2015 at 7:45 pm by

On October 5, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria died at his farm La Toledana in Retuerta del Bullaque, near the city of Ciudad Real, at the age of 77 after a long neurological illness and a stroke in 2012. He was one of two claimants to the headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Born in Switzerland in 1938, Carlos was the only son of Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria (himself … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma Marks 10th Anniversary of Her Cancer Foundation

  October 4, 2015 at 11:19 pm by

On Saturday evening, Princess Lalla Salma hosted a gala dinner to celebrate the tenth anniversary of her cancer foundation, the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. The gala had the theme of ‘solidarity and sharing’ with the aim of raising funds to build an oncology centre in Béni Mellal, a city in the centre of the country at the base of Mount Tassemit, as well as an oncology centre in Laayoune in Western … Continue reading

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Happy 10th Birthday Prince Emmanuel!

  October 4, 2015 at 8:04 am by

Belgium’s Prince Emmanuel today celebrates his tenth birthday. The young Prince is the third child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, and was born at Anderlecht’s Erasmus Hospital. He was born during the 2005 royal baby boom, when five of Europe’s Crown Princesses all gave birth within a six-month period. Emmanuel currently attends the Eureka School, which specialises in educating people with learning difficulties. He is third in line for the throne, … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Prince Couple Award Culture Prize for 2015

  October 3, 2015 at 8:05 pm by

The Danish Crown Prince and Princess tonight awarded the 2015 edition of their culture prize, during a ceremony at the Culture Yard in Helsingør. Frederik and Mary took to the stage to deliver speeches during the evening, which included musical performances by a number of local musicians, to present four awards. The ‘Social’ prize went to the Danish Refugee Council program Mind Your Own Business, which helps minority youth boys to “strengthen their … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Attends England v Australia Rugby Match

  October 3, 2015 at 7:31 pm by

All the benefits of a home-ground advantage couldn’t help the English rugby team tonight, as they went down 13-33 to Australia. An enthusiastic Prince Harry was in the stands at Twickenham Stadium for the match. Harry, proudly wearing an English rugby jersey, cheered and responded to on-field happenings like every other Englishman in the crowd – fist-pumping when things went well, throwing his hands up exasperated when they didn’t before … Continue reading

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Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia Dies Aged 76

  September 30, 2015 at 8:19 pm by

Prince Friedrich Wilhem of Prussia, the paternal uncle of the current head of the House of Hohenzollern, Georg Friedrich, has passed away at the age of 76, his family confirmed earlier today. He died on Tuesday in Berlin following a long illness. The Prince, born in February 1939, was the eldest son of Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia and his wife, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia. The last German … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Joins Walk of Britain Trek in Shropshire

  September 30, 2015 at 2:28 pm by

Having a long-standing relationship with Walking with the Wounded, Prince Harry today made good on his promise to join the charity’s latest expedition, a 1,000mile trek across the UK, for a portion of the walk. The Prince took part in the 17mile stretch from Church Stretton to Ludlow in Shropshire. Harry trekked alongside six wounded veterans, four British and two American. They stopped at Stokesay Castle, where the Prince spent some time with … Continue reading

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Sorry Bro! William Cheers As His Team Defeats Harry’s England

  September 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm by

The daggers were thrown at Twickenham Stadium this evening, as Prince William and Prince Harry were in the crowd as Wales took out a nail-bitting 28-25 win over England in their pool match of the Rugby World Cup. Prince William, who is the Vice Royal Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, and his wife Kate leapt to their feet and cheered as Wales scored a penalty in the final minutes of … Continue reading

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Final Event to Celebrate 200 Years of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

  September 26, 2015 at 8:30 pm by

The Orange-Nassaus were out in force this evening, attending a concert at the Royal Theatre Carré that brought to a conclusion the celebrations that have been taking place over the past two years to mark the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were joined by Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, Princess Mabel, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, Prince Bernhard … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Commemorate Battle of Loos 100th Anniversary

  September 26, 2015 at 5:01 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Rothesy, as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are known as whilst in Scotland, today attended a service commemorating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Loos, one of the largest British battles of World War One. Dundee’s City Square was transformed into a ‘cathedral’ of sorts, for a service attended by over 1,000 people, including veterans, current servicemen and politicians. … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Visits Women’s Prison

  September 25, 2015 at 8:37 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge this morning paid a visit to HM Prison Send in Surrey, where she met with inmates and ex-prisoners who have received aid from the Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust. Dressed in an ivory and grey tweed dress from The Fold, Kate spent around two hours at the prison, hearing from ex-prisoners about how RAPt’s 12-step drug and alcohol program helped them to beat their addictions and live a … Continue reading

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Royals at World Childhood Foundation ThankYou Gala Held In New York

  September 25, 2015 at 4:11 am by

Several royals have attended the ‘ThankYou’ gala held by the World Childhood Foundation at the Plaza Hotel last night. Queen Silvia, who founded the organisation in 1999, was the star of the show, presenting Jordan’s Queen Rania with the inaugural ‘ThankYou’ award during the event. Rania, dressed in a pair of black bell-bottomed formal trousers and a white and black lace blouse, was recognised for her tireless work ensuring “her home country … Continue reading

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Heart of Marie of Romania to Rest at Pelişor Castle

  September 25, 2015 at 2:53 am by

It has been announced that the heart of Queen Marie of Romania, the grandmother of the current head of the Royal Family of Romania, will be moved to Pelişor Castle in Sinaia, which has been selected as the heart’s final resting place. The Queen, who was born a Princess of Edinburgh in 1875 and was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, died in July 1938 at the Castle, and had requested that … Continue reading

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Remains of Last Russian Tsar Exhumed For Further Testing

  September 24, 2015 at 5:50 am by

The remains of Russian’s last tsar, Nicholas II, and his wife Alexandra have been exhumed by Russian authorities for further testing, which is hoped will confirm the identities of the remains found in 2007 that are believed to be that of two of the couple’s children, Grand Duchess Maria and heir Tsarevich Alexei. The Investigative Committee took samples from the Tsar and Tsarina as the Russian Orthodox Church wanted further … Continue reading

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Norway’s Crown Princess Receives “Conversation Bench”

  September 23, 2015 at 7:19 pm by

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Norwegian Red Cross, the Crown Princess of Norway was today presented with a red ‘conversation bench’ in the Palace Park. The bench is one of 400 which are being placed around the country in public places, to encourage a warmer, closer society. Crown Princess Mette-Marit was joined by Red Cross refugee guide Naghmeh Gorgin, herself a former refugee, for some tea on … Continue reading

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William and Harry Pay BBC’s “DIY SOS” A Visit in Manchester

  September 23, 2015 at 6:12 pm by

Princes William and Harry today got their hands dirty during a trip to Manchester, where they met the team that produces the BBC series DIY SOS. The show is currently transforming several buildings on one street into homes for ex-service personnel. View image | gettyimages.com Wearing white hardhats bearing their names and blue safety vests, the two Princes spoke with the 240 builders and volunteers, as well as the street’s existing residents, before being … Continue reading

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