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Worker Bee: Crown Princess Mary Helps Pack Mary Foundation Backpacks

  May 23, 2017 at 5:07 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark joined the production line at the LEGO Charity centre in Billund on Tuesday, helping staff to pack backpacks that are handed out to children when they arrive to crisis centres around Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. “With the backpack project, our ambition was to focus on the many children who grow up in violent homes. It was most of all a symbol and a recognition of … Continue reading

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Buckingham Palace Garden Party Holds Minute’s Silence For Manchester Victims

  May 23, 2017 at 4:39 pm by

During the second garden party of the year at Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth and members of the Royal Family have observed a minute’s silence in memory of the 22 people killed in Monday night’s terrorist attack at Manchester Arena. The Queen was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and Princess Eugenie of York for the garden party, which hosted 8,000 people from … Continue reading

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Royals Express Sorrow Over Manchester Attack

  May 23, 2017 at 7:36 am by

Europe’s heads of state have this morning expressed their sorrow and solidarity following the terrorist attack in Manchester last night, which killed 22 people when a bomb went off as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Over 50 people were injured in the attack. Other royals also shared their messages of support on social media. Queen Elizabeth II this morning issued a message to the Lord-Lieutenant … Continue reading

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Hurrah For The Tre Kronor! Swedish Royals Welcome Ice Hockey Champions To Palace

  May 22, 2017 at 7:37 pm by

Members of the Swedish Royal Family welcomed the Tre Kronor, Sweden’s men’s ice hockey team, to the Royal Palace in Stockholm on Monday to celebrate their success at the 2017 IIHF World Championship. Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar (aptly dressed in a Tre Kronor jersey) were centre stage as the players filed into the Palace, championship trophy in hand. Prince Oscar in particular was quite taken by the silverware, though it was … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens European Emergency Medical Services Congress

  May 22, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

At the Tivoli Hotel and Congress Centre in Copenhagen on Monday, Crown Princess Mary was charged with opening the 2017 European Emergency Medical Services Congress. Mary, wearing a navy blue dress with cape-style draping over the shoulders and a bronze and white floral brooch, attended several presentations on pre-hospital and emergency medicine. Later the Princess – who is the patron of this year’s congress – was shown the new ‘Babylance’, an ambulance which … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Celebrates Four Decades of Her Foundation

  May 22, 2017 at 3:48 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain today celebrated the fortieth anniversary of her foundation, the Queen Sofia Foundation, at the foundation’s Alzheimers Centre in Madrid. Also attending the event was King Juan Carlos I, and the reigning King and Queen. The Foundation was formed on May 17, 1977 by the Queen. It has since carried out over 150 projects with focuses on social action, health, education, women, agriculture and the environment. “This anniversary … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Pays Tribute To ‘Inspirational Staff’ In Video For Children’s Hospice Week

  May 22, 2017 at 9:55 am by

In a video released this morning by Kensington Palace to mark the beginning of Children’s Hospice Week, the Duchess of Cambridge has paid tribute to the “dedicated and inspirational” staff and volunteers who provide hospice and palliative care to children across the United Kingdom. “The work they do is extraordinary, and it really does make a world of difference,” Kate said in the video message, which was recorded in January … Continue reading

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Princess Mako’s First Official Duty Post-Engagement Confirmation

  May 22, 2017 at 6:04 am by

Japan’s Princess Mako today made her first official public appearance since last week’s announcement that she is engaged to be married to her long-time boyfriend. The Princess joined her parents, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo. The royal grouping viewed a special exhibition entitled ‘Treasures of the Natural World – Best of London’s Natural History Museum’ that consists of 180 pieces … Continue reading

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Closing of the Octave Marked in Luxembourg

  May 21, 2017 at 7:33 pm by

The Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg helped to mark the closing of the Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg, a major religious celebration in the small Grand Duchy that takes place each year on the 5th Sunday following Easter. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were present at a morning mass, before they were joined by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, Prince Félix and Princess Claire … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Honoured At Fashion For Relief Gala

  May 21, 2017 at 6:05 pm by

The Queen of Jordan was honoured for her humanitarian efforts at the 2017 Fashion for Relief gala in Cannes, France on Sunday. Speaking at the event, Queen Rania said that it was incredibly important for people around the world to continue to support the plight of refugees, which is a forefront concern for Jordan as they host over 2.5million refugees, approximately 1.3million of those being from Syria. “The global community is fragile … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Hampton Court Palace

  May 21, 2017 at 4:00 am by

The main entrance of Hampton Court Palace Location: Richmond upon Thames, London, United Kingdom Built: 1515-1540 (original form); 1689-1694 and 1697-1700 (current form) Architect: Sir Christopher Wren and William Talman (current form) Commissioned By: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Henry VIII of England (original form); Mary II and William III of England (current form) Style: Tudor, Italian Renaissance, Baroque Rooms: Over 1,000 On The Palace Grounds: Banqueting House, Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Maze Current Owner: H.M. The Queen of the United Kingdom, in right … Continue reading

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Saudi King Welcomes US President to Riyadh

  May 20, 2017 at 8:32 pm by

King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has welcomed the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to Saudi Arabia on Saturday for an official visit. An official welcoming took place at King Khalid International Airport, before the parties headed to the Royal Court. The two leaders had a private audience following a luncheon at the Royal Court in the capital, where President Trump was awarded the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud. … Continue reading

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Prince Joachim Participates in Classic Race Aarhus

  May 20, 2017 at 4:01 pm by

He is known as an avid classic car lover, and Prince Joachim continued with this passion on Friday and Saturday as he participated in the Classic Race Aarhus, driving for Team Cortina Racing in the 65 Class of cars. Three of his four children – Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena – joined him at the track, enjoying themselves in soap carts ahead of the main motor racing. Queen … Continue reading

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George and Charlotte Make Adorable Bridal Children As Aunt Pippa Weds

  May 20, 2017 at 7:59 am by

Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge made two charming bridal children this morning at the wedding of their maternal aunt, Pippa Middleton, to James Matthews at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. The two youngsters, dressed in outfits from Pepa & Co, arrived with the six other bridal children, and were supervised by their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, as the group waited in the church entrance for the bride … Continue reading

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Fiftieth Birthday of Crown Prince Pavlos

  May 20, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Today is the fiftieth birthday of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, the eldest son of the former King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes. He was born in Athens in May 1967 as the heir presumptive to his father. Later that year, Pavlos and his family were forced to flee Greece following a failed counter-coup launched by King Constantine to overthrow the Junta regime. The family first settled in … Continue reading

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Japanese Government Approves Bill To Allow Emperor’s Abdication

  May 19, 2017 at 5:25 pm by

The Japanese Cabinet on Friday approved a bill that will allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate the throne. It will now be submitted to a full sitting of Parliament for final approval, which is is likely to receive as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a majority. Emperor Akihito made his desire to abdicate public last August. Once the bill – which is specifically written to allow only the current Emperor to … Continue reading

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The Loudest Pants In The Land: Mike Tindall Hosts Charity Golf Day

  May 19, 2017 at 2:35 pm by

It was not difficult to spot Mike Tindall on the golf course at The Belfry Hotel and Resort in Sutton Coldfield on Friday, as his bright blue comic-book printed golf pants easily stood out on the green. The former rugby player was joined by wife Zara, brother-in-law Peter Phillips and a number of celebrities and sportspeople for the ISPS Handa Mike Tindall 5th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic, held to raise funds … Continue reading

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Máxima and Mozah Attend ‘Law, Education and The SDGs’ Seminar in The Hague

  May 19, 2017 at 10:36 am by

In The Hague on Friday, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was joined by Qatar’s Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser for an international seminar on education at The Hague Institute for Global Justice. The seminar – ‘Law, Education and The SDGs’ – aim is to bring attention to education in countries currently involved in armed conflict or insecurity, to discuss children’s rights to an education despite the circumstances of their surroundings. The … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Curtsey For The Queen

  May 19, 2017 at 5:00 am by

May 19, 1972: The Duchess of Windsor (1896-1986) curtseys to her niece, Queen Elizabeth II, as the monarch arrives to her home in Paris. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales, was on a state visit to France. The family took time out of their official schedule on the final day of the state visit to see the Duke and Duchess, the Queen’s paternal uncle and … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joins Birthday Celebrations For Archduchess Helene of Austria

  May 18, 2017 at 10:03 pm by

On one of her rare private night outs Thursday evening, Queen Elizabeth II attended a dinner at The Ivy in London to celebrate Archduchess Helene of Austria’s 80th birthday. The Queen, wearing a cream lace dress underneath a black paisley shawl, was spotted upon arrival and on departure from the party, which was also attended by Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Archduchess Helene is the daughter of Count Carl Theodor … Continue reading

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