‘World Without AIDS Award’ Awarded To Princess Mabel

  October 30, 2017 at 7:35 am by

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The German AIDS Foundation has awarded this year’s ‘World Without AIDS Award’ to Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau for her “tireless efforts” in “setting a strong example in the global fight against HIV and AIDS”. Princess Mabel has long been involved in charity work that involves the fight against AIDS, including her work with The Elders and Girls Not Brides. She will receive her award on November 4th, during the 24th Festival Opera Gala … Continue reading

Prince Pieter-Christiaan Completes The Frankfurt Marathon

  October 29, 2017 at 8:07 pm by

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Dutch Prince Pieter-Christiaan on Sunday participated in the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, completing the 42km course in a time of 3hrs, 17 minutes and 49 seconds. The 45-year-old Prince came 298th in his age group with that time, and 2,163rd overall. Pieter-Christiaan ran the marathon with the ASICS Team. He shared several photos of his day on his Twitter page, including photos with the athletes who won the male (Shura Kitata Tola from Ethiopia) … Continue reading

Happy 50th Birthday to Hereditary Princess Sophie

  October 28, 2017 at 11:15 am by

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The Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein has turned 50 years old today. The princess was born in Munich as HRH Duchess Sophie Elizabeth Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria, Princess of Bavaria. She is the eldest of five daughters of Duke Max Emmanuel in Bavaria and the Swedish Countess Elisabeth Douglas. Her uncle Prince Franz of Bavaria is the present head of the royal family of Bavaria. The duchess and her sisters grew … Continue reading

Mary’s Fashion Twin – Princess and Organiser Wear Same Dress

  October 28, 2017 at 10:57 am by

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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the Magasin du Nord Fashion Prize 2017 yesterday. The princess showed up in a dress by the designer Britt Sisseck. One of the organisers of the event, Nina Wedell-Wedelsborg, was wearing the exact same dress. The ladies decided to make the most of a bad situation and laughed about the coincidence. The princess commented that: “it is a thing you would rather avoid, but it … Continue reading

Belgian Prime Minister Will Propose Answer To Prince Laurent’s Attorney

  October 27, 2017 at 8:15 am by

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The saga around Prince Laurent’s Visit to the Chinese Embassy this summer has not ended yet. Prime Minister Charles Michel was questioned in parliament about next steps in this process. In August the prince visited a party at the Chinese embassy in Brussels where the 90th anniversary of the Chinese People’s Army was celebrated. The prince did not tell the prime minister about this visit in advance. The visit became … Continue reading

Stephanie of Monaco Becomes Godmother of …. an Elephant

  October 27, 2017 at 7:57 am by

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Princess Stephanie of Monaco became the godmother of the baby elephant ‘Ta Wan’ who was born in the zoo Pairi Daiza in Brugelette, Belgium. the princess shares the honor with Felix, a 3 year old boy who is fighting leukemia and lives in the village of Erpe-Mere. Ta Wan was born on September 19th and weighs 170 kilos. The princess visited the elephants yesterday and met with their caretakers. The … Continue reading

On This Day: The Death of ‘Fat Mary’, Duchess Mary Adelaide of Teck

  October 27, 2017 at 7:40 am by

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On October 27th 1897 -exactly 120 years ago today- Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, Duchess of Teck died at White Lodge after an emergency operation. The duchess was born in 1833 as the youngest child of Prince Adolphus of the United Kingdom, Duke of Cambridge and Princess Auguste of Hesse-Kassel. At the age of 30 the princess was still unmarried and went by the name ‘Fat Mary’ due to her … Continue reading

When in Rome… Queen Margrethe II Starts Visit to Italy

  October 27, 2017 at 7:29 am by

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Queen Margrethe II kicked of her visit to Rome with an excursion to the Ceasar Forum. Today the Queen will visit Villa Borghese and has lunch with president Sergio Mattarella at the Palazzo del Quirinale. Later today she will attend the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Danish Institute in Rome. Tomorrow the Queen will visit the town hall of Tarquinia, the National Etruscal Msueum in the Palazzo Vitelleschi … Continue reading

Two Be(ne)lux State Visits Announced

  October 27, 2017 at 7:10 am by

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Two Benelux State Visits have been announced yesterday. Both state visits will take place in November. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde will be visiting India from November 5th to 11th. The Belgian king and queen will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Didier Reynders and by the prime ministers of Belgium’s various regions and communities. The visit will focus mainly on New Delhi and Mumbai. The State Visit of the Grand … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria Opens Children’s Hospital

  October 27, 2017 at 5:35 am by

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended the naming ceremony for a children’s hospital. The children’s hospital at Linköping University Hospital will be named as H.K.H Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus (H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria’s Children’s and Youth Hospital). The princess was dressed in a blue suit and a teddy nbear printed blouse by Camilla Thulin. She revealed the new name with Vidar (10) and Siri (7), two patients of the … Continue reading

Late Thai King Cremated in Elaborate Ceremony

  October 27, 2017 at 4:42 am by

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The cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej -known as King Rama IX after his death-  of Thailand took place yesterday in Bangkok. The lavish 5-day ceremony lasted for several hours and was attended by royals from all over the world. The ceremonies will continue until Sunday. Today the ashes of the late king and the relics will be removed and transferred to the Dusit Maha Phasat Throne Hall of the Grand … Continue reading

‘Farvel Danmark!’, Prince Harry Teams Up with Prince Joachim on Final Day of Visit

  October 27, 2017 at 4:16 am by

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Prince Harry finished his two day visit to Copenhagen yesterday. The day started at the Lagkasehuset bakery for a breakfast meeting with representatives of the ‘One of Us’ campaign that works towards creating a better understanding of mental health problems. https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/923452792076988416 The prince teamed up with prince Joachim of Denmark to visit a project which supports veterans of the Danish Armed Forces. The princes had a tour around the facilities … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Alone to Dinner with Prize Winners

  October 26, 2017 at 5:01 pm by

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Queen Letizia attended the dinner for the prize winners of the “Mariano de Cavia”, “Luca de Tena” and “Mingote” journalism awards in Madrid. The Queen presided over the dinner on her own for the first time. King Felipe VI was scheduled  to attend but cancelled due to the political situation in Spain. At the same time that the dinner was held, the Spanish government was deciding over the next steps … Continue reading

Emeralds and Amethysts at Gala for the Norwegian Stortinget

  October 26, 2017 at 4:36 pm by

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Members of the Norwegian Royal Family welcomed the Norwegian parlement at Oslo’s Royal Palace tonight for an annual gala. During his speech the King joked that earlier this year the press agency NTB declared him dead. The gala was attended by the king, the queen, the crown princess and Princess Astrid. The crown prince was unable to attend as he is in Thailand for the cremation ceremony of King Rama … Continue reading

Dutch King Installs New Government

  October 26, 2017 at 9:51 am by

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King Willem-Alexander has installed the new Dutch government at Palace Noordeinde in The Hague this morning. It is the first time that the king installs a government, though he did install several ministers who joined the previous cabinet after the abdication of his mother in 2013. The morning started with the King, the prime minister and the formateur signing the new royal decree. The ceremony is traditionally held at the … Continue reading

Princess Lea Wants to Sell Her Castle

  October 26, 2017 at 2:45 am by

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Newspaper La Libre reports that Princess Lea has put her castle in Marche -en-Famenne (Belgian Luxembourg) for sale. The widow of prince Alexandre of Belgium bought the castle in 2011 and renovated it in 2016. See the photos here. The castle is located on an estate of 70 acres and is located 100 kilometers from Brussels. The building consists of the 18th century castle and a house for the concierge. … Continue reading

Guestlist for the Cremation Ceremony of King Rama IX

  October 26, 2017 at 2:29 am by

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The cremation ceremony of king Rama IX of Thailand will be attended by members of 16 royal families. The royal guests started to arrive yesterday. Sixteen royal houses will be represented. The foreign royal guestlist is as follows: Belgium: Queen Mathilde Bahrein: Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa  (Prime Minister of Bahrain) Bhutan: King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wanchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema Denmark: Crown Prince Frederik Japan: Prince and Princess … Continue reading

Cremation Ceremony of King Rama IX Has Started

  October 26, 2017 at 2:06 am by

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The cremation ceremony of King Rama IX have started in Thailand. The urn of the late king Bhumibol Adulyadej, 9th monarch of the Chakri dynasty, is transported to the crematorium at the Sanam Luang Royal Plaza in a solemn procession that lasts for several hours and is broadcasted live on television. The cremation is planned for 10PM local time. The ceremonies will continue until the 29th of October and will cost … Continue reading

Albert & Charlene Attend Princess Grace Awards

  October 26, 2017 at 1:38 am by

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Princes Albert II -with moustache- and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the 2017 Princess Grace Award Gala last night. The event was held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The princess wore a wore a burgundy custom Ralph Lauren gown. The Award Gala was attended by a range of celebrities, such as actor Billy Zane and Kristen Davies. The iconic filmmaker James Cameron was this year’s recipient … Continue reading

Prince Harry Meets Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II

  October 25, 2017 at 4:51 pm by

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - OCTOBER 25:  Prince Harry meets with Queen Margrethe II at Amalienborg Palace on October 25, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Prince Harry of Wales started his two day visit to Denmark today. It started with a visit to Amalienborg Palace, where the prince was welcomed by Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II.   Then Prince Harry visited “KPH”, a community of start-ups, focusing on improving society through social, cultural and environmental goals. After a meeting at GAME, an organization that uses sports such as basketball and parkour as a vehicle for social … Continue reading

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