Queen Noor Receives Woodrow Wilson Award

  February 23, 2015 at 8:07 am by

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Queen Noor of Jordan received during Alumni Day on Saturday February 21, the Woodrow Wilson Award at Princeton University. Her Majesty, a member of the Class of 1973, was selected for this award for her humanitarian work around the world. Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson Award is given annually to an alumnus or alumna who embody the ideals of the former University President. During her speech, Her Majesty recalled her time at … Continue reading

Pavlos and Marie-Chantal At 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

  February 23, 2015 at 8:01 am by

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It’s not always that you see royals attending Oscars parties, but this year Prince Pavlos and Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece made an appearance. They attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California last night. Princess Marie-Chantal wore a flower printed dress which featured cut-outs. The long sleeved evening dress was by Alexander McQueen from the … Continue reading

Prince Henrik: Dog Friend of the Year

  February 21, 2015 at 11:33 pm by

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Prince Henrik was today awarded the title ‘Dog Friend of the Year’ at the dog exhibition ‘Show of Winners’ held in Hillerød. The Prince participated in the event as patron of the Danish Kennel Club, which saw 140 dogs compete for the title ‘Dog of the Year’, with two of his dachshunds, Helike and Querida. “The Prince Consort has shown a charming winning mentality with which he has gained recognition … Continue reading

Happy First Birthday Leonore!

  February 20, 2015 at 6:00 am by

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Princess Leonore of Sweden today celebrates her first birthday, and the Swedish Royal Court has released two new photographs for the occasion. The youngest member – although not for long! – of the Bernadotte clan is shown wearing a light pink dress with a lace neckline sitting in a vintage chair at the Royal Palace. In one of the images, Leonore is clutching a white teddy bear. Leonore is the … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander Pays Visit to Dutch Troops in Mali

  February 20, 2015 at 2:12 am by

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King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands has paid a visit to the Dutch troops currently stationed in Mali, the Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst (RVD) confirmed late yesterday afternoon. He arrived in the country on Wednesday, and visited Camp Castor in Gao, which is the base of the 450 Dutch troops in the West African nation. The troops are part of the United Nation’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission (Minusma) that “supports political processes in Mali and … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Reopen Canada House

  February 19, 2015 at 10:47 pm by

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Even the Queen sometimes doesn’t have all the power, as she and the Duke of Edinburgh found themselves sitting in traffic on Trafalgar Square today as they were heading to Canada House. The pair arrived at their destination, the Canadian High Commission, just in time, and were greeted by the High Commissioner, Gordon Campbell, and the former Canadian Foreign Minister, John Baird. Officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were stationed … Continue reading

Spanish King and Queen Visit A Coruña

  February 19, 2015 at 9:45 pm by

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The King and Queen of Spain had a day of engagements in A Coruña today, attending the closing of a general assembly, presenting medals and opening an exhibition. Joined by the President of Portugal, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, and his wife Maria, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were first at the Rosalia de Castro Theatre for the closing of the 23rd Eixo Atlântico do Noroeste Peninsular General Assembly. Since 1992, the association has brought together … Continue reading

Swedish Royals Attend Skiing Championships In Falun

  February 19, 2015 at 6:24 pm by

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Today, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Estelle, Prince Carl Philip and his fiancée Sofia Hellqvist attended the World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden. Prince Daniel was not present as he was suffering from a cold. On Wednesday, the Royal Family attended the opening ceremony of the skiing championships. In total, fifty-five countries participated and a march was held at the opening ceremony for all the countries … Continue reading

Happy Chinese New Year! Charles & Camilla Mark Celebrations

  February 19, 2015 at 5:35 pm by

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall today helped to celebrate Chinese New Year with a visit to Chinatown in central London. Greeted by a series of traditional lion dancers, Charles and Camilla chatted with locals on the streets, the Prince wishing them a “Xin Nian Hao (Happy New Year).” The couple took great interest in the intricate design of the lion costumes, before heading off to open … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Completes Ethiopian Visit

  February 18, 2015 at 8:30 pm by

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The Crown Princess of Denmark has completed her working visit to Ethiopia, having spent the past two days in the Afar Region and Addis Ababa. Yesterday, Crown Princess Mary and Danish Minister for Trade and Development Mogens Jensen were in the north-west of the country, where they participated in a dialogue meeting on the topic of female genital mutilation and child marriage with members of the Afambo community. “You do get shaken … Continue reading

The Duchess of Cambridge Visits Emma Bridgewater Factory

  February 18, 2015 at 6:44 pm by

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Earlier today, the Duchess of Cambridge visited an Emma Bridgewater pottery factory in Stoke-on-Trent. Kate visited the pottery factory in connection with EACH (East Anglia Children’s Hospices), as all proceeds from a china mug made by Emma Bridgewater will be going towards the hospice. The EACH hospice supports terminally ill children and their families. After the visit, where Kate had a go at decorating some pottery, she traveled in the … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima in Groningen & Drenthe

  February 18, 2015 at 3:32 pm by

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On Tuesday, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visited the provinces of Groningen and Drenthe. The Royal Couple began their visit in Veendam, a town in Groningen. The King and Queen were received in the Veenkoloniaal Museum by the Commissioner of the King in Groningen, Mr Max van den Berg, and the Mayor of Veendam, Mr Sipke Swierstra. They visited the exhibition on the history of the Veenkoloniaal area. Then King … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Attend Movie Premiere

  February 17, 2015 at 9:14 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive for the premiere of 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were among the VIPs at the star-studded world premiere of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel tonight at the Odeon Leicester Square. Walking the orange carpet lined with archways decorated in pink, orange and yellow drapery and flowers, Charles and Camilla joined the movie’s stars – including Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel and Celia Imrie –  for a … Continue reading

New Patronage for the Duchess of Cornwall

  February 17, 2015 at 8:53 am by

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The Duchess of Cornwall has taken on a new patronage, becoming the royal president of the Women of the World Festival. Camilla attended a reception at the Southbank Centre in London in support of the organisation last night, to coincide with the announcement. Among the guests were Grayson Perry, internet entrepreneur Baroness Martha Lane-Fox and Olympian Christine Ohuruogu. The Duchess also got spent a short time speaking with author Catherine Mayer, who … Continue reading

Denmark’s Crown Prince Attends Shooting Vigil

  February 16, 2015 at 10:37 pm by

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Joining tens of thousands of fellow Danes, Crown Prince Frederik tonight participated in a candlelit vigil to honour the two victims of the weekend’s Copenhagen shootings. The memorial took place in a packed Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads, near the Fælledparken in Østerbro. Songs, including John Lennon’s Imagine and Danish tune Man binder os på mund og hånd (which translates to ‘They tie our mouths and hands’) that was written in resistance to the Nazi … Continue reading

King and Queen of Tonga Visit the Vatican

  February 16, 2015 at 9:59 pm by

King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho of Tonga

The King and Queen of Tonga paid a visit to the Vatican today, where they had an audience with Pope Francis. During their audience at the Apostolic Palace, the Pope and King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho discussed recent political developments in Tonga, as well as the contributions of the Catholic Church to Tongan society (15% of Tonga’s population identify as Roman Catholic). Environmental problems facing the Pacific Islands were also … Continue reading

Older Brother of Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess Dies

  February 16, 2015 at 7:56 pm by

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Court announced this evening the death of José Antonio Mestre, the older brother of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. Mr Mestre passed away at his home in Miami, Florida at the age of 62. No cause of death was announced. He suffered serious cardiovascular problems in 2011, which resulted in a week-long coma. Mr Mestre has been present at several events of his sister’s family, most recently … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary’s First Day in Ethiopia

  February 16, 2015 at 5:30 pm by

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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark touched down in Ethiopia this morning, for a three-day visit focusing on women’s health and rights in humanitarian emergencies. Joined by the Danish Minister for Trade and Development, Mogens Jensen, she was welcomed by Ethiopian Airlines officials at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The Princess was presented with a cake and champagne during a brief welcoming reception. It was then on to the Tierkidi refugee camp in Gambella, … Continue reading

Dresden Peace Prize Awarded to the Duke of Kent

  February 14, 2015 at 10:55 pm by

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The Duke of Kent was presented with the Dresden Peace Prize today, in a ceremony at the Semperoper in Dresden, Germany. The Friends of Dresden Deutschland annually present the prize to an individual who has worked to prevent the escalation of armed conflict, and chose the Duke as this year’s laureate because of his “contribution to the reconciliation of Great Britain and Germany.” The Vice Chairman of the organisation, Dr Günter … Continue reading

The Prince of Liechtenstein Turns Seventy

  February 14, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Hans-Adam II, the ruling Prince of Liechtenstein

The Prince of Liechtenstein, Hans-Adam II, today celebrates his seventieth birthday. He was born in 1945 as the eldest child of Prince Franz Joseph II and his wife Georgina. Hans-Adam spent his childhood in Vaduz, the capital of the small principality, residing in Vaduz Castle with his parents and siblings. He went to a local primary school, before attending high school in Vienna at the Schottengymnasium. His secondary education was completed … Continue reading

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