Dutch Royals attend ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015”

  May 21, 2015 at 12:16 pm by

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Today, Thursday May 21, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix attended the ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015” award ceremony at Palace Nooreinde in The Hague. The theme of the award this year was: “Better for each other!”. It’s about people with difficulty to get along in society for socioeconomics reasons. The winners of ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015” were: “Food Aid Foundation Focus” from Amersfoort, a foundation that … Continue reading

The Princess of Asturias Has Her Holy Communion

  May 20, 2015 at 9:04 pm by

The Princess of Asturias ahead of her first holy communion; 20-05-2015

This morning in Madrid, the Princess of Asturias partook in her first holy communion alongside her classmates from the Primaria del Colegio Santa María de los Rosales. Princess Leonor was accompanied to the Our Lady of Assumption chapel by her parents, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, and her younger sister Sofia. Grandparents from both sides – King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, Jesus Ortiz y Alvarez and his wife Ana and … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla’s Visit to the Irish Republic, Day Two

  May 20, 2015 at 8:33 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in Mullaghmore, Ireland; 20-05-2015

On their second day in the Republic of Ireland, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the town in which one of the Royal Family’s close relatives, the Earl Mounbatten of Burma, was murdered in a bomb attack the late 1970s. In Mullaghmore, a seaside village in County Slingo on the Irish coast, Charles and Camilla walked the village’s main street with Timothy Knatchbull, the grandson of Lord Mounbatten … Continue reading

Queen Máxima and Queen Mathilde Open Exhibition in The Hague

  May 20, 2015 at 6:17 pm by

Queen Mathilde and Queen Maxima at the opening of the outdoor exhibition in The Hague; 20-05-2015

This afternoon, Wednesday May 20, Their Majesties Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians opened an outdoor sculpture exhibition in the Lange Voorhout street in The Hague. The exhibition, called “Flemish Vormidable Contemporary Sculpture”, shows artworks created by established and emerging Flemish artists and celebrates twenty years of cultural cooperation between the Netherlands and Flanders. The curator of the exhibition is Stef van Bellingen, a Flemish … Continue reading

Frederik and Mary in Germany, Day Two

  May 20, 2015 at 5:37 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary in Munich; 20-05-2015

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary began the second day of their business trip to Germany still in Hamburg. The couple paid a visit to the Holsten Brewery and were shown the brewing process in place. Frederik was even able to take part in the brewing of one line of beer, adding the hops to the mixture. The pair were also presented with the ‘Crown Craft’ beer, a line … Continue reading

Prince William Visits the English Women’s Football World Cup Team

  May 20, 2015 at 2:19 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge receives a English Women's team jersey for Princess Charlotte during a visit to the team's training camp; 20-05-2015

The Duke of Cambridge, as president of the Football Association, paid a visit to the team that will be taking part in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada next month. Prince William met with the England Women’s Football Team at the National Football Centre, St George’s Park, in Staffordshire where he spoke with the women about their qualifying process for the tournament. He also watched part of their exercise training regime, … Continue reading

Princess Marie Bakes With School Children

  May 20, 2015 at 11:55 am by

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As patron of DanChurchAid, Princess Marie attended a campaign ‘Behind So it Batter!’ at the N. Zahle Seminarie School in Copenhagen. Princess Marie baked with 4th graders and then helped them sell their stuff during recess. The concept of the campaign is to get people to bake whatever they want, sell their stuff and donate the money to DanChurchAid. DanChurchAid then donates the money to combat hinger around the world.

Sheikha Mozah in Seoul, Day 4 and 5

  May 20, 2015 at 1:06 am by

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HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser’s trip in Seoul continues on day 4 with attending two conferences. The first event of the day started with the 6th Asian Leadership Conference. During the conference, Her Highness gave a speech. Sheikha Mozah wore a white pant suit from the Valentino New York Couture All White 2015 collection. The next event of the day, was attending a luncheon where she was spoke at World … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Visit the Irish Republic

  May 19, 2015 at 10:55 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in Ireland; 19-05-2015

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have embarked on visit to the Republic of Ireland today, where they will spend three days touring the country. Charles and Camilla’s first stop was a reception at the National University of Ireland Galaway. A performance of traditional Irish dancing welcomed the couple, who then viewed an exhibition of displays showcasing local Irish culture and crafts. In his speech at the reception, Charles … Continue reading

Frederik and Mary’s Business Trip To Germany, Day 1

  May 19, 2015 at 8:36 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary on their visit day in Germany; 19-05-2015

The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark began their three-day business trip to Germany today, arriving in Hamburg early this morning ahead of an official reception at the Town Hall with Mayor Olaf Scholz. View image | gettyimages.com Prince Frederik and Princess Mary then took part in a number of seminars promoting Danish design, food produce and sustainability efforts. At the ‘Tasty Living’ seminar, the Crown Princess took part in the … Continue reading

Norway’s King Presents Abel Prize 2015

  May 19, 2015 at 6:16 pm by

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King Harald V of Norway today presented the Abel Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in the mathematic field, to John Forbes Nash, Jr and Louis Nirenberg. The two men won this year’s award for their “striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis.” Mr Nash and Mr Nirenberg will each receive a prize of 6million Norwegian kroner. Earlier in the day, the King granted … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visit Zeeland Flanders

  May 19, 2015 at 4:10 pm by

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Today, Tuesday May 19, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima paid a visit to the region of Zeeland Flanders. At their arrival in the morning, the Royal Couple went to the nursing home De Hoeve Blaauwe in the municipality of Hulst. They were greeted by Jan-Frans Mulder, the Mayor of Hulst, and Han Polman, the King’s Commissioner of Zeeland Flanders. Outside the nursing home, the King and Queen received a warm welcome … Continue reading

Duke of Cambridge Holds Investiture at Windsor Castle

  May 19, 2015 at 1:36 pm by

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Prince William presented honours on behalf of the Queen during an investiture at Windsor Castle today. Amongst those receiving honours were musician Brinsley Forde, of the reggae band Aswad, footballer Linvoy Primus and Dame Mary Peters, a former Olympic gold medalist in the pentathlon. Mr Primus, who played for Portsmouth between 2000 and 2009, was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his work with the charity … Continue reading

Drama on Queen Victoria’s Early Life To Be Produced By ITV

  May 19, 2015 at 10:57 am by

A portrait of Queen Victoria painted in 1838 by Thomas Sully

British television network ITV has announced it will be producing an eight-hour drama series based on the early life of Queen Victoria, Britain’s longest reigning monarch to date. Novelist Daisy Goodwin will be making her screenwriting debut in penning the script for Victoria. “I’ve been fascinated by Victoria since I started reading her diaries at university. She’s a woman whose personality leaps off the page – a tiny 4 foot 11 teenager who overnight … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe Tours Refurbished Clay Ceramics Museum

  May 19, 2015 at 10:35 am by

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Queen Margrethe II was one of 130 specially invited guests to tour the refurbished Clay Ceramics Museum in Middelfart this morning ahead of its reopening to the public tomorrow. The Queen was shown around the museum’s new exhibitions by curator Pia Wirnfeld. One of the exhibitions she saw was Brandes 
& Bindesbøll – Bånd & Brud, where artist Peter Brandes gave the Queen explanations to the pieces in the collection. The Queen has … Continue reading

The Duke of Vendôme Turns Fifty

  May 19, 2015 at 3:00 am by

The Duke of Vendome

Prince Jean d’Orléans, the Duke of Vendome today celebrates his fiftieth birthday. He is the second son of Henri, Count of Paris, the Orléanist claimant to the defunct throne of France, and his first wife, Duchess Marie Thérèse of Württemberg. The Prince was born in 1965 in Boulogne-Billancourt, and has four siblings: Princess Marie Isabelle of Liechtenstein, Prince François, Count of Clermont, Princess Blanche of Orléans, and Prince Eudes, Duke of Angoulême. The … Continue reading

British Royals Out In Force at the Chelsea Flower Show

  May 18, 2015 at 8:45 pm by

The Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Queen Elizabeth view the Sentebale garden at the Chelsea Flower Show; 18-05-2015

As they do each year, members of the British Royal Family have visited the Royal Horticulture Society’s Chelsea Flower Show ahead of its official opening to the public tomorrow. Prince Harry was on hand to show his grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, as well as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall the garden that has been created for Sentebale, his African charity. View image | gettyimages.com “It’s … Continue reading

Audiences at Zarzuela Palace

  May 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia at audiences at Zarzuela Palace; 18-05-2015

The King and Queen of Spain today received three different groups in audience at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. First, members of the operations team – including the director and general manager – of the magazine Semana were welcomed to the Palace to mark their 75th year of publication. A presentation of some of the most outstanding images featured in the magazine during its history was shown to King Felipe and Queen Letizia during the … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Attends Lecture in Utrecht

  May 18, 2015 at 5:52 pm by

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Today, Monday May 18, Queen Máxima attended the inaugural lecture of Professor Javier A. Couso in the Academy Building of the University of Utrecht. Professor Couso is a Latin American specialist in the field of Sociology of Law and Comparative Law. He is professor and director of the Constitutional Law Program at the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile. Recently he was appointed by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as member of … Continue reading

Queen Rania of Jordan Opens An Art Exhibition

  May 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah opened the “Hussein Madi in Amman” art exhibition which is being held at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman, Jordan. The exhibition showcases 115 artworks donated to the Gallery by the artist, Hussein Madi. Queen Rania along with Princess Ghida Talal, Her Princess Rajwa bint Ali and Princess Wijdan bint Fawaz were given a tour by the artist himself.The exhibition features … Continue reading

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