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Felipe and Letizia Award Princess of Girona 2015 Awards

  June 25, 2015 at 1:38 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today presented the Princess of Girona Foundation Awards in a ceremony during the IMPULSA Forum at the Auditorium Conference Centre in the north-eastern city of Girona. Five individuals or organisations collected their statuettes from King Felipe. Olga Felip Ordis won in the category of Arts and Letters, Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro in Social, Samuel Sanchez Ordonez in Scientific Research, Bernat Ollé Pocurull in Business and the Fundación Secretariado Gitano … Continue reading

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Happy National Day Luxembourg!

  June 23, 2015 at 6:22 pm by

Luxembourg celebrated it’s National Day today, which also doubles as the Grand Duke’s official birthday, and the entire Grand Ducal family was out en force for the events of the day. First it was over to the Philharmonie Luxembourg for the official National Day ceremony, which is a new tradition that only began last year. Speeches were given by Grand Duke Henri and Prime Minister Xavier Bettel at the reception which was … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Receives Award from Spanish UNICEF Committee

  June 23, 2015 at 12:25 pm by

Spain’s Queen Sofia today was presented with the Joaquin Ruiz-Giménez Award from the Spanish UNICEF Committee in a ceremony at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). The prize was awarded to the former Queen due to her five decades of commitment and work in defence of the most vulnerable, particularly children. Queen Letizia, the organisation’s Honorary President, was on hand to deliver the award to her mother-in-law. View image | “You … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Welcomes Queen’s Young Leaders To Buckingham Palace

  June 22, 2015 at 5:30 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II today hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace for the first winners of her Queen’s Young Leaders program. The program has been designed to recognise the contribution of the Commonwealth’s young people, and was established by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust. 60 individuals from around the Commonwealth were awarded for their community work during the reception, where Princess Beatrice, David Beckham and former Prime Minister Sir John … Continue reading

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Death of James Carnegie, Duke of Fife

  June 22, 2015 at 2:08 pm by

The 3rd Duke of Fife, James Carnegie, passed away today at Kinnaird Castle in Angus, Scotland. He was 85. Born in 1929, James was the only child of Princess Maud, daughter of Louise, Princess Royal and Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife, and Charles Carnegie, 11th Earl of Southesk. He became the Duke of Fife in 1959 upon the death of his maternal aunt, Princess Arthur of Connaught, Duchess of Fife. He became the Earl … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Attend Reumert Awards Show

  June 21, 2015 at 8:14 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have attended the annual Reumert Awards show tonight at the Playhouse of the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. The Reumert Awards celebrate the Danish performing arts industry. The couple watched the show from the audience, even taking part in the ‘warm-up’ at the beginning, going along with the host’s request the audience stand up and partake in stretches and knee-lifts. During intermission, Frederik and Mary … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Sarah Delivers Second Son

  June 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm by

The Crown Princess of Brunei gave birth to a son on June 7 it has been confirmed. “By the common of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Office of His Majesty yesterday announced that the monarch’s newborn grandson has been named Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda Muhammad Aiman,” a statement from the royal court said today. The new Prince is the … Continue reading

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Fergie Joins The Royals For Royal Ascot Day Four

  June 19, 2015 at 5:48 pm by

Sarah, Duchess of York was a surprise guest in the Royal Enclosure on day for of Royal Ascot, spending the day alongside her daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and her former husband, Prince Andrew. View image | The family – who watched the races nervously from the stands – was rounded out by the two Princess’s boyfriends, Dave Clark and Jack Brooksbank. View image | Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth replicated the … Continue reading

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Zara Phillips Launches Jewellery Collection

  June 19, 2015 at 11:35 am by

Zara Phillips launched hew new jewellery collection created in conjunction with jeweller Calleija last night. Wearing a simple black cocktail dress, Zara launched the collection at the jeweller’s shop at the Royal Arcade in London. There are two lines that make up the ‘Zara Phillips Collection’, the Saddle Suite and the Coronet Suite, both of which are inspired by Zara’s equestrian career. View image | “I am really delighted … Continue reading

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Charles, Camilla and Edward Attend Waterloo Anniversary Service

  June 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall represented the Queen at the national memorial service marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo today. They were joined by the Earl of Wessex, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. View image | Taking place at St Paul’s Cathedral, the service was led by  with current soldiers from the the regiments and Colours which took fought in Waterloo participating. … Continue reading

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Ladies’ Day At Royal Ascot

  June 18, 2015 at 3:36 pm by

Day three of Royal Ascot is traditionally Ladies’ Day, bringing out the biggest and brightest outfits of the meet. The Queen had many confused with her Angela Kelly outfit as the debate over the precise colour of her coat left some bookies having to pay out on several colours. For the record, it was apparently confirmed to be ‘pistachio’. She went on to present the Gold Cup later in the day. View … Continue reading

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Te Deum Celebrating Prince Nicolas’s Birth Held in Stockholm

  June 18, 2015 at 12:25 pm by

A Te Deum service at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm was held this morning to celebrate the birth of Prince Nicolas, infant son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Christopher O’Neill, Princess Christina and Countess Marianne Bernadotte were all in attendance. The service was led by Lars-Göran Lönnermark, Chaplain to the Royal Court. Prince … Continue reading

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200th Anniversary of Waterloo Commemorations Begin in Belgium

  June 17, 2015 at 6:56 pm by

Commemorations marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo begun today in Belgium, where King Philippe and Queen Mathilde hosted a dinner for the descendants of the battle’s main commanders. Attending were Prince Jean-Christoph Napoleon, the Marquess and Marchioness of Douro, Prince Nicolaus Blücher and his son and daughter-in-law, Prince Pieter-Christiaan of the Netherlands, and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg. View image | Earlier in the day, … Continue reading

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It’s A Blue Queen Elizabeth For Royal Ascot Day Two

  June 17, 2015 at 4:03 pm by

The Queen was brilliant in blue at the second day of Royal Ascot today, where she was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal, Princess Alexandra and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. View image | Peter and Autumn Phillips also attended the second day, taking part in the carriage procession with the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe and watching the day’s races … Continue reading

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Swedish Prince Named Nicolas Paul Gustaf

  June 17, 2015 at 11:08 am by

King Carl XVI Gustaf has revealed the name of his newborn grandson, son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, during a cabinet meeting held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm a short time ago. Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf has also been given the title Duke of Ångermanland by his grandfather. The newborn Prince was born on Monday afternoon and is the second child of Princess Madeleine and Mr O’Neill. He is … Continue reading

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New Photos of Luxembourg’s Young Princes

  June 17, 2015 at 8:49 am by

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has released a series of new photographs of Princes Gabriel and Noah. The photographs also feature the boys’ parents, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, and show the family in a variety of combinations in an outdoor setting. Prince Louis is the third son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, and the two young princes – aged 9 and 7 – are … Continue reading

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Royal Ascot Kicks Off For 2015

  June 16, 2015 at 7:20 pm by

One of the summer’s longstanding royal events, Royal Ascot, kicked off today at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh led the charge of British royals present for the first day, joined in their carriage by Prince Harry and the Duke of York for the procession onto the course. The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Beatrice, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and … Continue reading

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Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna Visits Patrol Ship

  June 16, 2015 at 5:06 pm by

Russian Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, one of the claimants to the headship of the House of Romanov, today paid a visit to a patrol ship in Kaliningrad. View image | The ‘Yaroslav the Wise’ patrol ship belongs to the Russian Navy and has been used in operational service in the Baltic Sea. Maria Vladimirovna, who met with sailors during her visit, was joined by a Russian Orthodox priest who blessed … Continue reading

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First Pictures of Sweden’s Baby Prince

  June 16, 2015 at 2:53 pm by

The first photographs of Sweden’s newborn Prince, the son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, have been released by the royal court. In the photos, the infant – born on Monday afternoon – is contently asleep, wearing a grey romper and a white shirt. View image | The court also announced that a cabinet meeting with King Carl Gustaf, Crown Princess Victoria and the government will take place tomorrow, … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Meets With Michelle Obama

  June 16, 2015 at 10:43 am by

Prince Harry welcomed the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, to Kensington Palace for a quick meeting earlier today. The duo spoke about their “shared interest in support for veterans and their families” over tea, as well as the Let Girls Learn education initiative for adolescent girls around the world that Mrs Obama has orchestrated. View image | Also attending the meeting were the Obama daughters, Malia and … Continue reading

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