Koningsdag Celebrated in Dordrecht

  April 27, 2015 at 7:24 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima with their three daughters ahead of Koningsdag; 27-04-2015

The Orange-Nassaus have celebrated Koningsdag, the celebration of the monarch’s birthday, in the city of Dordrecht today. View image | gettyimages.com Some 25,000 people turned out in the city to attend the celebrations and catch a glimpse of the Royal Family, who arrived by water taxi along the canal. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were joined by their three daughters (Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane), Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, Prince Maurits … Continue reading

Princess Leonore Meets The Pope

  April 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm by

Queen Silvia and Princess Leonore with Pope Francis; 27-04-2015

During her grandmother and parents’ visit to the Vatican, Princess Leonore also met Pope Francis. The baby Princess sat on her grandmother, Queen Silvia’s, lap whilst she had an audience with the Pope at the Apolisitc Palace. View image | gettyimages.com Later on in the afternoon, a seminar focusing on human trafficking took place at the Swedish Embassy in Rome and was organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The seminar … Continue reading

King Felipe VI Holds Audience with Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem

  April 27, 2015 at 8:44 am by

King Felipe and the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, Shlomo Moshe Amar, at Zarzuela Palace; 27-04-2015

King Felipe received the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, Shlomo Moshe Amar, in an audience this morning at the Zarzuela Palace. Mr Amar was elected to this position in 2014, after serving as the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 2003 to 2013. The audience took place ahead of the King’s meeting with representatives of this week’s Erensya Summit in Avila, Toledo and Madrid. The summit will bring together 70 representatives of … Continue reading

New Poll: Outfit of the Week, April 20-26

  April 27, 2015 at 1:24 am by

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This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on May 2. The winner of last week’s poll was Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden with 13 votes.  

Prince Harry at the London Marathon

  April 26, 2015 at 10:35 pm by

Prince Harry and St John's Ambulance volunteers at the London Marathon; 26-04-2015

As patron, Prince Harry today attended the London Marathon while making a pit-stop in the UK before heading back to Australia tomorrow. The Prince chatted with runners competing as the Charities Forum team, made up of people associated with a number of charities Harry and his brother William are linked to (WellChild, Centrepoint, Sentebale, EACH and the RFU Injured Players Foundation). He also spoke with volunteers from St John’s Ambulance. View … Continue reading

Duke of Gloucester Attends Ceremony For 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

  April 26, 2015 at 12:02 pm by

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On April 26, the Duke of Gloucester attended a mourning ceremony in connection with the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. The German President, Joachim Gauck, was also in attendance. View image | gettyimages.com Bergen-Belsen was a Nazi concentration camp situated near Hanover in Northern Germany. Over 52,000 people died in the camp, including the famous diarist Anne Frank and her elder sister Margot. Bergen-Belsen was liberated by the … Continue reading

Prince Frederik And Princess Mary Attend A Gala Celebration

  April 26, 2015 at 6:36 am by

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Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary attended a gala celebration at the Hotel d’Angleterre in Copenhagen. The occasion of the gala was the hotel’s 260 year anniversary. Even though it was a rainy evening, it didn’t stop fans and tourists to stop by and get a glimpse of the royal couple. On arrival, The Crown Prince and Princess stopped to pose for pictures before entering the hotel. Crown Princess Mary … Continue reading

World Press Photo 2014 Award Presented By Prince Constantijn

  April 25, 2015 at 8:18 pm by

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Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands tonight presented the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 award at a ceremony at Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ. He was accompanied by his wife, Princess Laurentien. The Prince, who is patron of World Press Photo, an organisation started in 1955 to support and promote worldwide photojournalism, presented the award to Danish photographer Mads Nissen for his photograph of a gay Russian couple. The photograph … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima at the “Long Live the Club” Festival

  April 25, 2015 at 5:49 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander attend the Long Live the Club Festival in Zwolle; 25-04-2015

As part of the celebration to mark the 200 years of the Kingdom, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended today, Saturday April 25, the “Long Live the Club” Festival in the Park de Wezenlanden in Zwolle. The Festival was organized by the National Committee of 200 Years of the Kingdom to celebrate the right to freedom of association and assembly and it was dedicated to all volunteers in the Kingdom, … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Marks Gallipoli Anniversary in Copenhagen

  April 25, 2015 at 3:20 pm by

Crown Princess Mary attends the service marking the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day in Copenhagen; 25-04-2015

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today attended an Anzac Day service at Copenhagen’s Citadel to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign. She attended a church service alongside the Australian Ambassador to Denmark, Damien Miller, and the Turkish Ambassador to Denmark, Mehmet Donme, before walking from the church to the Citadel’s Remembrance Monument where the official party laid wreaths in memory of the fallen soldiers. View image | gettyimages.com Crown Princess Mary, … Continue reading

British Royals Mark 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli Landings

  April 25, 2015 at 9:18 am by

Queen Elizabeth lays a wreath at the Cenotaph during commemorations on the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings; 25-04-2015

Senior members of the British Royal Family have today paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during the Gallipoli Campaign of World War One on what is the 100th anniversary of the campaign’s start. Queen Elizabeth was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge for a ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, where she and Britain’s political leaders laid wreaths at the base of … Continue reading

Prince Charles and Prince Harry Attend Gallipoli Anniversary

  April 25, 2015 at 8:32 am by

Prince Charles attends services in Gallipoli to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings; 25-04-2015

The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry have attended services in Gallipoli on the Turkish west coast marking the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by Allied forces during World War One. April 25, 1915 was the day thousands of British, Irish, Australian, New Zealander, Indian and French troops arrived on the peninsula to begin what was a failed military campaign. View image | gettyimages.com The pair were present for the dawn … Continue reading

Princess Beatrix Marks Anniversary of King Willem Fund

  April 24, 2015 at 8:32 pm by

Princess Beatrix at the celebrations marking the anniversary of the King Willem Fund in London; 24-04-2015

As patron of the King Willem Fund, Princess Beatrix today attended a celebration in London to mark the 140th anniversary of the fund’s creation. Princess Beatrix first attended a service at the Austin Friars Church (City of London) before attending a reception at the Carpenters’ Hall with members of the Dutch community in the United Kingdom, and those who are involved with the King Willem Fund. View image | gettyimages.com … Continue reading

Norwegian Crown Princess Opens Photography Exhibition

  April 24, 2015 at 6:49 pm by

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit was present tonight for the opening of a photography exhibition in memory of its artist, Tom Sandberg. 60 black and white photographs taken by Mr Sandberg, who died last year, make up the exhibition, which has been described as “open, subjective and confrontational” by the joint curators, Sune Nordgren and Ida Kierulf. “This exhibition highlights the duality and ambiguity of Sandberg’s works. It’s all about contrasts of … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Launch “King Games”

  April 24, 2015 at 5:21 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima launch this year's King Games in Leiden; 24-04-2015

Today, Friday April 24, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were present at the launch of the “King Games” in Leiden. The event started in the morning when the Royal Couple had breakfast with nearly 8000 students coming from 30 schools. After the breakfast there was the performance of the ‘Kinderen voor kinderen’ choir that sang the song “Energie” made for the event. Then, all the children went outside where they … Continue reading

Princess Beatrice Opens A Memorial Garden

  April 24, 2015 at 2:21 pm by

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Princess Beatrice of York opened The Talbot Memorial Garden at the Crosfields School in Reading earlier today. The garden is in memory of a four-year-old girl who died from an inoperable brain tumor in January 2013. The Princess was presented with flowers from an 8 year old pupil and listened to a few performances. Dressed in a tan trench coat with leather brown trim, Princess Beatrice planted a cherry tree … Continue reading

Queen Sofia and Princess Irene Release Two Iberian Lynx

  April 24, 2015 at 12:51 pm by

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Queen Sofia of Spain and Princess Irene of Greece today released two Iberian lynx. The event took place on the ‘The Chestnut’ farm in the municipality of Mazarambroz in full Montes de Toledo. The owners of The Chestnut farm and a few authorities where present at the event. The Royal ladies released two lynx that where born in 2014 in a breeding center. The lynx where released in an area … Continue reading

Denmark’s Crown Prince Opens Green Solution House

  April 24, 2015 at 12:17 pm by

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Crown Prince Frederik inaugurated the knowledge and conference centre Green Solution House in Bornholm yesterday. During the ribbon cutting, the Crown Prince had lined up about nine attendees to help with the ribbon cutting. He gave them advise before they cut the ribbon, Prince Frederik said he has great experience. The Green Solution House is a sustainable hotel and conference center located in Ronne on the island of Bornholm.

Jordan’s Crown Prince Chairs the United Nations Security Council

  April 24, 2015 at 7:27 am by

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His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan has become on Thursday the youngest person ever to chair a Security Council meeting at the United Nations. The young Crown Prince, who is 20 years old, led an open session discussing the role of youth in countering violent extremism and promoting peace. While addressing the audience, he said that the world is facing a formidable challenge; terrorism and extremism, which may … Continue reading

Spanish King Delivers Cervantes Prize

  April 23, 2015 at 9:19 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia attend the Cervantes Prize ceremony in Madrid; 23-04-2015

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia this afternoon attended the presentation of the Cervantes Prize at the University of Alcala de Henares in Madrid. This year’s laureate is Juan Goytisolo for his collection of novels and essays. He was presented with an award of €125,000. King Felipe in his speech said that Mr Goytisolo’s work has helped to remind people that “Spain cannot ignore its mission as acting as the cultural … Continue reading

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