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Queen Elizabeth II Opens Multi-Million Pound Francis Crick Institute

  November 9, 2016 at 5:15 pm by

London’s £650million Francis Crick Institute, the largest biomedical research centre found in one building in Europe, was today officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of York, was given a tour of the Institute, in the process meeting some of the 1,250 plus scientists that work in the state-of-the-art facilities that will research the “prevention, diagnoses and treatment of diseases such as … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Joined By Princess Haya On Third Day in the UAE

  November 8, 2016 at 7:24 pm by

Dubai’s Princess Haya has joined the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall on several engagements on the couple’s third day in the United Arab Emirates. The royal trio first visited the International Humanitarian City located in Dubai, a large centre built specifically to store and distribute humanitarian aid to areas in crisis. Charles, Camilla and Haya met with charity workers from the over 40 non-government organisations that operate out of … Continue reading

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Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo Expecting First Child

  November 8, 2016 at 4:54 pm by

Another grandchild is on the way for Monaco’s Princess Caroline! Her second son, Pierre Casiraghi, and his wife Beatrice Borromeo are expecting their first child in January, as reported by Hola! and Chi magazine. The news first broke last week, when Hola! published the news and said yet-to-be-published photographs clearly showed a heavily pregnant Beatrice. These photographs – taken recently in New York City – have now been published in this week’s edition … Continue reading

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Kensington Palace Confirms Prince Harry-Meghan Markle Relationship

  November 8, 2016 at 6:51 am by

In an unprecedented statement, Kensington Palace has confirmed the relationship between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle while calling for the media to ease away from the story as the Prince is concerned for her safety. Saying that while he is aware of the public interest in his private life, Prince Harry feels the line was crossed in recent days and that “it is not right that a few months … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Second Day In Abu Dhabi

  November 7, 2016 at 9:58 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have continued their tour of the Middle East today, with a day of engagements in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. First up for Prince Charles was a tour of Bu Tinah Island, seeing the ecosystems and wildlife from a dune buggy and a speedboat. He then visited Masdar City, a region known for it’s “innovation and research dedicated to … Continue reading

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More Royal Visitors for Canada! Haakon and Mette-Marit Begin Four-Day Visit

  November 7, 2016 at 9:27 pm by

Canada is a red-hot favourite for royal visitors in recent weeks, with a third royal visit beginning today as Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway kicked off their four-day visit. The pair were officially welcomed by Governor-General David Johnston and his wife Sharon at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, where they took a walk through the gardens and viewed a red oak tree that was planted by King … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens ‘Education and Vulnerability’ Conference

  November 7, 2016 at 7:05 pm by

Through her role with The Mary Foundation, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was invited to open the National Centre for Social Research (SFI)’s conference ‘Education and Vulnerability’ today at Copenhagen’s DGI-Byen complex. Princess Mary delivered one of the opening speeches, speaking about how The Mary Foundation has work to eliminate bullying and social exclusion in schools across Denmark. The purpose of the conference is to bring together teachers and education professionals to … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Continue Tour of Oman, Before Heading To The UAE

  November 6, 2016 at 4:41 pm by

On their second day in Oman, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had seperate engagements linked to their personal interests before they left the country for the next stop on their Middle East tour. Prince Charles had meetings with a number of representatives of Omani organisations and youth leaders that encourage community efforts; including Anisa Al Raisi, a trekker who is aiming to become the first Omani citizen … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Begin Middle East Tour in Oman

  November 5, 2016 at 5:20 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have begun their week-long tour to the Middle East in Oman today, with a ceremonial welcome in Muscat a definite highlight thanks to some traditional sword dancing. Prince Charles, never one to shy away from a dance, joined in the traditional Razha dance while his wife watched on, smiling wide as he waved a sword in the air as part of the … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Pays Low-Key Visit to Myanmar with Relief Charity

  November 5, 2016 at 7:04 am by

As patron of DanChurchAid, Princess Marie of Denmark has this past week spent time in Myanmar, to see how the organisation’s efforts to help reduce poverty in the region is progressing. She visited the Inle Lake region, which is in central Myanmar, and saw first hand the projects DanChurchAid – a religious relief organisation that aims to help the “world’s poorest to lead a life of dignity” – is working … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Visits Nelson Trust Women’s Centre in Gloucester

  November 4, 2016 at 4:22 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge today paid a private visit to the Nelson Trust Women’s Centre in Gloucester, which provides support to women and their families with a focus on mental health, abuse and trauma, and addiction issues. She heard a number of personal stories from women who have received help from the centre in the past, and how the support made a change in their lives. She also spoke with … Continue reading

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King Felipe Swears In A New Spanish Government

  November 4, 2016 at 2:17 pm by

After almost a full year with an official government, Spain’s new minority government led by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, was sworn in today at Zarzuela Palace in front of King Felipe VI. Thirteen ministers either swore or promised to uphold their positions in relation to the constitution during the meeting. Prime Minister Rajoy won a parliamentary vote of confidence last Saturday to form a government.

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Flashback Friday: When A Queen Met The Beatles

  November 4, 2016 at 8:00 am by

November 4, 1963: Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, wearing the Greville Diamond Tiara, attends the Royal Variety Performance at the Prince of Wales Theatre. After the show she met with the evening’s performers, including one of the biggest acts: The Beatles.

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The Duchess of White: Kate Attends Premiere of ‘Street Cat Named Bob’

  November 3, 2016 at 7:29 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge has this evening attended the premiere of A Street Cat Named Bob at the Curzon Cinema in Mayfair, which was held in support of one of her patronages, Action on Addiction. Wearing a white floor-length gown with a pleated skirt from label Self Portrait, Kate met with the actors, filmmakers and real-life inspiration behind the film, which tells the story of  James Bowen, a busker recovering from a drug addiction when he takes … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joins Prince Andrew For His Pitch@Palace Launch

  November 2, 2016 at 6:14 pm by

The Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace technology initiative held its sixth session this evening at St James’s Palace, and Queen Elizabeth joined the large group of entrepreneurs for the launch. The Queen sat and listened to a pitch by Drenched Ltd, who won the session’s prize for their product pitch, a device to help reduce water usage in taps. She was also introduced to several Pitch@Palace alumni and current hopefuls. Pitch@Palace … Continue reading

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Colombian President Welcomed To The UK With Traditional Pomp and Circumstance

  November 1, 2016 at 7:20 pm by

In a ceremony full of the pageantry that Britain is renowned for, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia was officially welcomed to the country for the first state visit of a Colombian head of state to the UK. He is being accompanied by his wife, María Clemencia Rodríguez de Santos. Queen Elizabeth II, in a lovely pale green dress and overcoat, and the Duke of Edinburgh headed up the ceremony, where the Duke … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Meets With King and Queen of Sweden in Lund

  October 31, 2016 at 6:33 pm by

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia today had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Royal Hall in Lund, as part of the Pope’s visit to Sweden to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Sweden. They then also attended a commemorative service at Lund Cathedral to mark the occasion, where the Pope delivered a speech.

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Queen Letizia and Princess Lalla Salma Attend World Cancer Congress in Paris

  October 31, 2016 at 6:10 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia and Morocco’s Princess Lalla Salma have today attended the World Cancer Congress hosted at the Palais des Congrès de Paris alongside French President Francoise Hollande. Princess Dina Mired of Jordan was also present. The Queen delivered one of the congress’s opening speeches, praising the work done by researchers and encouraging that research continue. “Resources dedicated to these means are paramount due to the ever increasing costs of new … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip Visits Swedish Troops in Mali

  October 31, 2016 at 4:53 pm by

The 250 Swedish troops currently stationed in Mali as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) received a visit from Prince Carl Philip last week. He spent most of his time, between Wednesday and Sunday, at the Swedish base, Camp Nobel, meeting with the troops and learning about their activities in Mali, and accompanying them on a patrol. He also paid a visit to the European Union … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Presents HCA Literature Award to Japanese Author

  October 30, 2016 at 3:35 pm by

Today at the Odense City Hall, the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award for 2016 was presented to Haruki Murakami by Crown Princess Mary. During the ceremony, Mr Murakami – a Japanese writer whose works have been translated into 50 languages and are both Japanese and international best sellers – was presented with a bronze ‘Ugly Duckling’ sculpture, a diploma and a cheque for 500,000DKK that make up the prize for the … Continue reading

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