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

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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

Prince Philippe Baptized in Palma de Mallorca

  October 25, 2017 at 10:55 am by

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On the 21st of October, prince Philippe d’Orleans was baptized in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The prince is the first child of Prince Francois and princess Theresa d’Orleans, count and countess of Dreux. The prince was born in Palma de Mallorca on May 5th of this year. The intimate baptism took place in the church of Santa Creu. Among the guests were Princess Beatrice d’Orleans -grandmother of the prince-, Madame … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Visits the Exhibition “Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Urban Projects”

  October 25, 2017 at 10:36 am by

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Yesterday, Tuesday October 24, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the exhibition “Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Urban Projects” held at the ING Art Center in Brussels. The exhibition is a retrospective of the urban projects created by Christo and Jeanne-Claude between 1962 and 2005 and it consists in a selection of about eighty original works – sketches, sketches, collages and models. Christo and Jeanne-Claude were a married couple of … Continue reading

Protests At Russian Movie Premiere

  October 25, 2017 at 8:18 am by

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The Moscow police detained seven Russian orthodox activists last night at the premiere of a movie “Matilda” about the love affair between the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, and the Polish-born ballerina Mathilde Kschessinska.  The controversial new film has premiered in Russia after months of protests, threats and violence. Last month a cinema that showed a preview of the movie was set in flames. Activists also set alight two … Continue reading

Princess Elisabeth Celebrates Her 16th Birthday

  October 25, 2017 at 7:36 am by

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Crown Princess Elisabeth of Belgium has used the social media accounts of the Belgian Palace to thank everybody for the birthday wishes she has received. The palace also released three new photos of the princess on their Facebook and Instagram accounts. The photos were accompanied by the hashtag: #sweetsixteen. Princess Elisabeth was born on the 25th of October 2001, at 21:58 exactly.

Dutch King and Queen Visit the Eemland Region

  October 24, 2017 at 10:31 am by

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Today, Tuesday October 24, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a visit to the Eemland Region in the Province of Utrecht. The first stop was in the medieval gate Koppelpoort that is located in the old town of  Amersfoort where the Eem river begins. The King and the Queen were welcomed by the mayor of Amersfoort, Lucas Bolsius and Willibrord van Beek, Commissioner of the King in the … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Salma Attends WHO Global Conference On NCDs In Montevideo

  October 20, 2017 at 4:30 am by

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Princess Lalla Salma, Chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment and WHO Goodwill Ambassador, took part on Wednesday October 18 in Montevideo in the WHO Global Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Her Royal Highness was was greeted by the President of Uruguay, Tabaré Vazquez, upon her arrival at the Mercosur’s headquarters which hosted the conference, before taking part in a high-level panel organized under the theme … Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to Portugal: Day Two

  October 11, 2017 at 10:27 pm by

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their second day in Portugal with a visit at the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown in Lisbon. This center, opened in 2011, has laboratories for high-quality biomedical research and an advanced clinic for the treatment of cancer patients. Then the Royal Couple went to the University of Lisbon where they attended a presentation held by the Portuguese and Dutch Foreign Ministers that was focused on … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to Portugal

  October 10, 2017 at 8:58 pm by

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At the invitation of the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands began today, Tuesday October 10, a three-day state visit to Portugal along with Bert Koenders, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. The Royal Couple was officially welcomed by President Rebelo de Sousa in the courtyard of … Continue reading

Frederik and Mary in Japan: Day Two

  October 9, 2017 at 5:49 pm by

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For the second day of their working visit to Japan, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark took a Shinkansen train to Kanazawa, in the centre of Japan, for a day of engagements in the city. Following a breakfast hosted by the Deputy Mayor of Kanazawa City, the Crown Princely Couple were given a tour of Kenrokuen Garden, a landscaped garden named one of the best in Japan and is home … Continue reading

Prince Harry Launches Mental Health Partnership Between Royal Foundation and Ministry of Defence

  October 9, 2017 at 4:10 pm by

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At the Ministry of Defence’s London headquarters on Monday, Prince Harry joined the Defence Secretary to launch a new partnership between The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and the Ministry of Defence, focusing on the mental health of Britain’s military personnel. This new partnership will see The Royal Foundation provide the MoD with resources and advice to “improve training, education and information sharing for the … Continue reading

King of Norway Opens 162nd Session of Stortinget

  October 9, 2017 at 3:51 pm by

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The King of Norway has opened the 162nd session of the Stortinget, the Norwegian parliament, on Monday October 9th. In his one and only visit to the Stortinget for the year, King Harald delivered the government’s aims for the coming year from the throne before declaring the session open. He spoke of the government’s aim to “develop a society that is sustainable in economic, social and environmental terms”, while also discussing … Continue reading

Princess Marie Visits Autism Centre in Vordingborg

  October 9, 2017 at 11:19 am by

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As patron of the National Association for Autism, Princess Marie of Denmark paid a visit to Vordingborg’s Autism Centre Storstrøm on Monday. The Princess was given a tour of the centre, which provides a space for people of all ages who are on the autism spectrum to learn and socialise, and was shown how they use digital tools to benefit those who come to use the centre. Following her too, Princess Marie – … Continue reading

Security Incidents At Palaces in London, Jeddah

  October 8, 2017 at 1:43 am by

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There were security incidents at two seperate royal palaces on Saturday: in London, a woman was arrested while trying to scale the front gates of Buckingham Palace; while in Jeddah, a man was shot dead after opening fire at royal guards outside the Al-Salam Palace. In London, Metropolitan Police were quick to arrest the woman late Saturday afternoon, detaining her on “suspicion of trespass”, in front of a moderate crowd of … Continue reading

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