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

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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

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