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Old 09-21-2012, 10:11 AM
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The duke and the duchess visited the Helsinki City Hall on Thursday. Mayor Jussi Pajunen told them about the future plans of the city.
Gloucesterin herttuapari vieraili kaupungintalolla

The duke and the duchess met yesterday also Sauli Niinistö, the president of Finland and his wife Jenni Haukio.
Presidentti Niinistö tapasi Gloucesterin herttuaparin - Suomen tasavallan presidentti: Tiedotteet ja uutiset
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:01 PM
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As Dane I don’t know if HRH the Duchess understands the finnish language which is not an "indo européenne*» language ?
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As Dane I don’t know if HRH the Duchess understands the finnish language which is not an "indo européenne*» language ?
the Duchess, of course speaks Danish. There is a fourm here about this topic. What languages do the British Royals know?

Maybe post the question or the answer there?
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:03 PM
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It is not out of topic , of course the Duchess as Dane speaks Danish , but does she understand the Finnish language?
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:16 PM
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Finnish is a totally different language than danish, swedish or norwegian. There is nothing similar in finnish when compared to danish, swedish or norwegian.
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Finnish is a totally different language than danish, swedish or norwegian. There is nothing similar in finnish when compared to danish, swedish or norwegian.
Lady Finn: Do you know if the Duke or Duchess speak any Finnish? Has there been any Press coverage there about this?
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Lady Finn: Do you know if the Duke or Duchess speak any Finnish? Has there been any Press coverage there about this?
There has been quite a little press coverage about the visit. And it hasn't been mentioned that the duchess would speak finnish. Why do you think so? Is it common that danish people learn finnish?
We Finns learn swedish, because it is our second official language. But very few finnish people speak danish.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:00 PM
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I often wonder what the Duchess of Gloucester actually sound like? because I don't think I have ever heard her voice before.
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On September 27 the Duchess of Gloucester has opened the new Day Care and Endoscopy Unit at Epsom and St Helier Hospital, Epsom, Surrey.



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** epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk: By Royal Appointment - Epsom Hospital’s new £2.5 million unit officially open! ** gallery **
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On October 3, the Duke of Gloucester has visited Avon Meadows Community Wetland, Pershore; Roundabout, Blackminster, Evesham, Worcestershire; Kanes Food Limited, Middle Littleton, Evesham and Pebworth Fire Station, Pebworth, Worcestershire.



** eveshamobserver.co.uk: Duke of Gloucester tours the Vale **

** eveshamjournal.co.uk: Wetlands visited by the Duke gets grant **

** eveshamjournal.co.uk: Vale gives distinguished visitor a warm welcome **

** eveshamjournal.co.uk: Duke of Gloucester helps create our greener future **
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On October 10, the Duchess of Gloucester met patients and carers at the North London Hospice.



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Duke of Gloucester visits Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro | This is Cornwall
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:38 AM
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The Duke of Gloucester has been in West Yorkshire yesterday, October 23, 2012. He visited Bradford City Park, the Newlands Community Association and Ashtree Glass in Bradford.



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Yesterday, November 21, the Duchess of Gloucester attended the Festival of St. Cecelia at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Saint Cecilia is the patroness of musicians and church music.



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** The St Cecilia Service 2012 **
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Yesterday, November 21, the Duchess of Gloucester attended the Festival of St. Cecelia at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Saint Cecilia is the patroness of musicians and church music.



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** The St Cecilia Service 2012 **
Thanks for posting this. She looked spectacular yesterday!
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The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester have been in Rome, Italy, from November 30 till December 1, 2012.
As representatives of Queen Elizabeth they attended the Martyrs' Day celebrations.
Here are some pics and information about their visit:



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** blogs.fco.gov.uk: Royal firsts in Rome **


** wantedinrome.com: Royals visit Rome’s Venerable English and Scots Colleges **
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From November 26 - 27, 2012 the Duke of Gloucester has been in South Africa. As Grand Prior of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem he attended several events in Cape Town and installed Desmond Tutu as Prior for South Africa in St. George's Cathedral.



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Really busy couple lately thanks alot for the posts I love the Gloucesters
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You are most welcome, bertie5252003! And they are even busier as most of their engagements are not covered..


Yesterday, December 10, the Duchess of Gloucester as Patron of Missing People attended the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields in London.



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On December 12, the Duchess of Gloucester as Honorary President of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) attended the LTA's 2012 annual general meeting and presented meritorious service awards to volunteers in recognition of their contribution to tennis, at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.



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