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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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Princess Bea Takes The Stage on WE Day

  March 9, 2016 at 3:11 pm by

Princess Beatrice of York today was one of many well-knowns attending the annual WE Day concert at the SSE Arena, Wembley. She even took to the stage with good friend Holly Branson during the event, giving a short speech, as did singer Rita Ora. The Princess was also seen getting her dance on in the stands later on alongside Sam Branson. Bea kept her look simple – much as everyone … Continue reading

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Buckingham Palace Makes Complaint Over ‘Queen Backs Brexit’ Headline

  March 9, 2016 at 10:17 am by

Buckingham Palace has made an official complaint to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) this morning regarding The Sun‘s headline that Queen Elizabeth is in favour of breaking from the European Union. A spokesperson from the Palace said the complaint was “relating to clause one of the Editors’ Code of Practice” (which focuses on accuracy) and reiterated the monarch remains political neutral. The Sun today has a full front page bearing that headline … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary: “Equality is the Single Most Important Thing”

  March 8, 2016 at 7:13 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess tonight delivered a lengthy speech while attending an event with the the Danish Centre for Gender, Equality and Diversity at Vega in Copenhagen, fittingly on International Women’s Day. She began by making comparisons about what International Women’s Day means to women in different countries around the world: in countries like Denmark, women use it to celebrate what has been achieved to bring equality between genders, while in countries … Continue reading

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Joint Engagement for Elizabeth and Charles To Celebrate Prince’s Trust Anniversary

  March 8, 2016 at 3:22 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles teamed up today for a visit to Kennington, where they were guests at The Prince’s Trust Centre to mark the charity’s 40th anniversary this year. Here, the two royals met with a number of young people who have benefitted from the Trust’s work in helping them find employment or assisting with their education. Also present for the event were two of the Trust’s ambassadors, actors … Continue reading

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Introducing Little Prince Oscar

  March 7, 2016 at 9:15 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has released the first photograph of newborn Prince Oscar, son of the Crown Princess Couple. Wrapped up snug in a cream knitted blanket, the young Prince, born on March 2, sleeps soundly as his debut photograph is taken at Haga Palace.

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The Cambridges Hit The Slopes

  March 7, 2016 at 6:35 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have taken their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, to the French Alps for a short winter trip abroad. A photographer from the Press Association was asked to take a few photos of the family during their vacation, which is according to Kensington Palace the first time George and Charlotte had played in the snow. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted … Continue reading

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The Skating Princess: Margriet Laps Up 10KM for Charity Fundraiser

  March 6, 2016 at 7:00 am by

Watched on by her family – some of whom took to the ice themselves – Princess Margriet on Saturday skated 10km in the ‘Holland 100’ to help raise money for research and awareness of lymphoma. The fundraiser is organised by Lymph&Co, which was co-founded by Margriet’s son Prince Bernhard after his own battle with lymphoma a few years ago. Along with his mother, two of Bernhard’s brothers – Princes Maurits and … Continue reading

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Annual Memorial Service Held at Tatoi

  March 5, 2016 at 5:50 pm by

King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece were joined by several close family members today for the annual memorial service held at Tatoi to honour the late King Paul and Queen Frederika. Crown Prince Pavlos, Prince Nikolaos, Queen Sofia of Spain and Princess Irene (both daughters of Paul and Frederika) were present for the service, as were former staff of the family. Place Royale 9h15, la Famille de #Grèce réunie à … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Open New Miguel de Cervantes Exhibition

  March 4, 2016 at 11:58 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today presided over the opening of a new exhibition on Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes at the National Library of Spain. Dressed in matching grey outfits, King Felipe and Queen Letizia were given a tour of the ‘Miguel de Cervantes: the Myth of Life (1616-2016’ exhibition which features the most complete collection of the writer’s works. Inauguración de la Exposición "Miguel de Cervantes: de … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary in Qatar

  March 4, 2016 at 8:11 am by

After their three days in Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have continued on to Qatar with the Danish business delegation they are accompanying. They spent all of Wednesday on joint engagements, visiting the Maersk Oil Qatari headquarters, the Aspire Academy and the Doha Museum of Islamic Art. During their visit to the Aspire Academy, the couple spent much time at the football stadium of the facility, showing off … Continue reading

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