The Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace technology initiative held its sixth session this evening at St James’s Palace, and Queen Elizabeth joined the large group of entrepreneurs for the launch. The Queen sat and listened to a pitch by Drenched Ltd, who won the session’s prize for their product pitch, a device to help reduce water usage in taps. She was also introduced to several Pitch@Palace alumni and current hopefuls. Pitch@Palace … Continue reading
Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began their third day in Australia today, Wednesday November 2nd, paying a visit to the Australian War Memorial in Camberra. The Royal Couple laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, placed poppies on the wall of remembrance and then met veterans from World War II and the ISAF mission in Afghanistan. Koningspaar legt krans bij @AWMemorial en ontmoet Australische en … Continue reading
Preparations for the Funeral of His Imperial Highness Prince Mikasa of Japan are underway with the ceremony taking place this coming Friday, 4th November at the Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo. The funeral will take the form of a “renso no go” rite, in which the late Prince’s coffin will be entombed. In the meantime, Their Imperial Majesties, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have paid their respects to … Continue reading
Last week, Her Royal Highness Princess Elena of Romania visited London on behalf of the Royal Family in order to attend two events celebrating King Michael’s 95th birthday earlier in the week. On Wednesday 26th October, Princess Elena took part in the launch of a book about the history of the Royal Victorian Order written by the Chaplain of The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy and Chaplain of The Royal … Continue reading
In a ceremony full of the pageantry that Britain is renowned for, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia was officially welcomed to the country for the first state visit of a Colombian head of state to the UK. He is being accompanied by his wife, María Clemencia Rodríguez de Santos. Queen Elizabeth II, in a lovely pale green dress and overcoat, and the Duke of Edinburgh headed up the ceremony, where the Duke … Continue reading
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began the second day of the state visit today, Tuesday November 1st, by visiting the headquarters of Royal Dutch Shell, the Dutch multinational oil and gas company. During the visit the King and the Queen were informed about Shell’s Prelude gas project, a construction of the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas in the north west of Australia that will help to unlock new energy … Continue reading
Princess Haya bint Al Hussein and her daughter, Sheikha Al Jalilah, have performed the ‘minor pilgrimage’ (Umrah in arabic) on October 29 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Princess, who is married with Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, shared a few pictures of this private moment on her official Instagram and Facebook. Princess Haya prayed for Jordan and Dubai and wrote that she was blessed to have had the opportunity … Continue reading
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia today had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Royal Hall in Lund, as part of the Pope’s visit to Sweden to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Sweden. They then also attended a commemorative service at Lund Cathedral to mark the occasion, where the Pope delivered a speech.
Spain’s Queen Letizia and Morocco’s Princess Lalla Salma have today attended the World Cancer Congress hosted at the Palais des Congrès de Paris alongside French President Francoise Hollande. Princess Dina Mired of Jordan was also present. The Queen delivered one of the congress’s opening speeches, praising the work done by researchers and encouraging that research continue. “Resources dedicated to these means are paramount due to the ever increasing costs of new … Continue reading
The 250 Swedish troops currently stationed in Mali as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) received a visit from Prince Carl Philip last week. He spent most of his time, between Wednesday and Sunday, at the Swedish base, Camp Nobel, meeting with the troops and learning about their activities in Mali, and accompanying them on a patrol. He also paid a visit to the European Union … Continue reading
The Crown Princess of Denmark presented the Christmas Seal stamps this morning at the Copenhagen City Hall. Princess Mary, who is patron of the Christmas Seal Foundation, unveiled the new stamps on stage. This year’s Christmas Seal is designed by Per Jorgensen, who is a book illustrator and is known for illustration the book covers of the Danish version of Harry Potter. The Christmas Seals started in 1904 and have … Continue reading
At the invitation of the Governor General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Monday October 31, their five-day state visit to Australia accompanied by three Dutch Ministers: Bert Koenders Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lilianne Ploumen Minister for Foreign Trade and Development and Henk Kamp Minister of Economic Affairs. First stop of the state visit was at the Government House, the residence of … Continue reading
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Today at the Odense City Hall, the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award for 2016 was presented to Haruki Murakami by Crown Princess Mary. During the ceremony, Mr Murakami – a Japanese writer whose works have been translated into 50 languages and are both Japanese and international best sellers – was presented with a bronze ‘Ugly Duckling’ sculpture, a diploma and a cheque for 500,000DKK that make up the prize for the … Continue reading
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta alongside her husband, Prince Radu, has visited the Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand in Bucharest to pay her respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died earlier this month. Before a portrait of the King, Their Royal Highnesses laid a bouquet of yellow flowers – the colour of the Royal Family of Thailand – before signing a book of condolence in which they … Continue reading
Today marks the 59th Birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Sophie of Romania, the 4th daughter of Their Majesties King Michael and the late Queen Anne. Born in Athens, Princess Sophie studied initially in Switzerland and in England. Later on, she developed her interests in fine arts, graphic design and photography when she moved to the United States, conducting her education in these fields at the Fine Arts University North … Continue reading
The Syddansk Universitet in Odense has celebrated its 50th anniversary, and Queen Margrethe II and Princess Marie both made the journey down for the event. They were welcomed by the University’s Chairman and President of the Student Union, before heading inside for the ceremony, which included the appointment of six new honorary doctorates, musical performances and awards for the teaching staff. Queen Margrethe was her usual bright self in a red blouse … Continue reading
The Duke of Edinburgh was in Brighton today to officially open the British Airways i360 vertical cable car, the first in the world. Sitting adjacent to the remains of West Pier, the BA i360 offers 360-degree views of the seafront from its peak height of 162 metres. It has been designed by the architectural firm who designed the London Eye, Marks Barfield. Prince Philip was given a trip on the i360, heading … Continue reading
Kensington Palace has released several photographs and a video of Prince Harry’s time in Africa over the northern summer, highlighting his work with the elephant conservation groups. The photos show the Prince working with African Parks to relocate 500 elephants to the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi, where numbers of elephant herds are low – the reserve however is a safe area for the elephants to live as it is controlled … Continue reading
October 28, 1942: King George II of the Hellenes, in exile in London due to the Second World War, lays a wreath at the Cenotaph on the second anniversary of the Italian attack on his country that began the Balkans Campaign and brought Greece into the war.