Sarah and Beatrice attend Marie Curie Fundraiser Event

  May 16, 2012 at 10:34 pm by

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Princess Beatrice of York and Sarah, Duchess of York attended a Marie Curie Cancer Care fundraiser event on May 15. The event, hosted by Heather Kerzner at Claridge’s Hotel, highlighted the work of Marie Curie nurses and the foundation’s other activities. Marie Curie nurses provide free end of life care to patients with terminal illness in their own homes or in one of their nine hospices. At the end of … Continue reading

Norwegian State Visit to Poland

  May 12, 2012 at 7:30 am by

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King Harald and Queen Sonja paid a three-day visit to Poland between May 9 and 11, 2012. On Wednesday, they were formally welcomed by Poland’s President, Bronisław Komorowski, and his wife Anna Komorowska at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. Afterwards they laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw to commemorate the unknown Polish soldiers who had fallen in the First World War and the subsequent … Continue reading

Infanta Cristina, Children Return to Spain for Funeral

  May 12, 2012 at 7:20 am by

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Vitoria – May 12th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duchess of Palma and her four children, Don Juan Valentín, Don Pablo Nicolás, Don Miguel and Doña Irene Urdangarín, have returned to Spain for the funeral of the children’s paternal grandfather. The father of the Duke of Palma, Juan María Urdangarín, died on Thursday, May 10th aged 79, following a long illness. His son, Don Inaki Urdangarín, had … Continue reading

Frederik & Mary in South Korea, Days Two and Three

  May 12, 2012 at 6:58 am by

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Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have spent the past two days in Seoul and Yeosu. The couple began with seperate agendas yesterday, May 11th, in Seoul. The Crown Princess visited the Samsung Medical Centre in Ilwon-dong, where she visited the NICU, the paediatric ward and the cancer school. During the visit, Mary was able to meet some of the young patients. The hospital has a cancer school to … Continue reading

William and Kate support Team GB

  May 11, 2012 at 6:57 pm by

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Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended our Greatest Team Rises – a black tie gala to raise funds to support British athletes and mark countdown to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The royal couple were greeted by Lord Moynihan, chairman of the British Olympic Association, before attending an evening reception. Prince William gave a speech at the reception, with some uplifting words for the British athletes: “For the … Continue reading

Dutch Royals attend Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 11, 2012 at 9:39 am by

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As usual every year, on May 4 and 5, the Dutch Royals attend Remembrance and Liberation Day services. On May 4, Queen Beatrix accompanied by Prince of Orange and Princess Maxima attended a remembrance ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. Then took place the wreath-laying ceremony at the World War II Memorial at the monument in Dam Square. The same day, Princess Margriet, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven and Prince … Continue reading

Queen Sofia’s Visit to Washington, D.C.

  May 11, 2012 at 9:34 am by

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April 30th, 2012 Earlier last week, Her Majesty Queen Sofia made a private family visit to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 10th birthday of her grandson, Don Miguel Urdangarín. His Excellency is the third son of Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca and Don Inaki Urdangarín, Duke Consort of Palma de Mallorca.The family are currently residing in Washington, DC, since 2009. Don Miguel was born at Barcelona’s … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth’s Portrait With 2012 Cupcakes

  May 11, 2012 at 6:11 am by

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The main celebrations of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee may still be weeks away, but tributes continue pouring. Alongside numerous exhibitions and commemorative events all over the world, there are also some fairly unusual ones. And perhaps none is more tastefully done as the giant portrait created by Dr. Oetker using 2012 cupcakes. It is not only dream come true for everyone with sweet tooth, it’s also actually a rather good … Continue reading

Frederik & Mary’s Official Visit to South Korea

  May 11, 2012 at 2:11 am by

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The Danish Crown Prince Couple have begun their six-day official visit to South Korea. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary arrived in Seoul yesterday, May 10th. The couple are being joined by three members of the Danish government – the Ministers for Business and Growth, Development Co-Operation and Trade and Investment: Mr Ole Sohn, Mr Christian Friis Bach and Ms Pia Olsen Dyhr; as well as a series of … Continue reading

Baby Girl for the Dukes of Parma

  May 11, 2012 at 1:36 am by

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The Duchess of Parma has given birth to a healthy baby girl. The infant Princess was born on May 9th, 2012. Princess Annemarie delivered the baby girl at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague at 16:30 with the assistance of Doctor Kim Boers. The newborn weighed in at 3,160 grams and measured 52 centimetres in length. The couple have named their daughter Luisa Irene Constance Anna Maria. Irene is in … Continue reading

The Duke of Palma’s Father Passes Away

  May 11, 2012 at 1:25 am by

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Vitoria – May 10th, 2012 Juan María Urdangarín, the father of Don Iñaki Urdangarin, the Duke of Palma has passed away aged 79 in Vitoria. Its believed that the Duke’s father had been suffering from a serious illness and his condition deteriorated over the past few months. Juan María Urdangarín is survived by his Belgian wife, Claire Liebaert and seven children.

Prince Charles the Weatherman

  May 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm by

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BBC viewers certainly got more than they had bargained for when their weather forecast was read by none other than the Heir to the Throne. Prince Charles appeared surprisingly unflustered as he tried weather forecasting at the end of the lunchtime news bulletin. As a Clarence House spokeswoman joked: “He was taking a tour when he saw the weather board and had a go. I think he did it very … Continue reading

Prince Felipe attends UEFA Europa League Final

  May 10, 2012 at 9:30 am by

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Bucharest, Romania – May 9th, 2012 His Royal Highness The Prince of Asturias attended the UEFA Europa League final in Bucharest last night between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao. The Prince was one of thousands of Spanish supporters who travelled to the National Stadium in Bucharest, Romania to watch the final between the two Spanish teams. At the stadium, His Royal Highness met with Crown Princess Margarita of Romania and … Continue reading

No Official Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebrations

  May 10, 2012 at 9:10 am by

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Zarzuela, Madrid The Spanish Royal Court has announced that there will be no official celebration to mark the 50th golden wedding anniversary of Their Majesties on May 14th. The announcement has left many Spanish royal watchers surprised, but given the recent controversy surrounding the King and his ill-advised hunting trip and accident in Botswana, perhaps the King is looking to maintain a low profile. In stark contrast when Their Majesties … Continue reading

State Opening of Parliament 2012

  May 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm by

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Queen Elizabeth II today presided over the State Opening of Parliament which commenced a new session of the British Parliament. Her Majesty also delivered a speech which outlined her Government’s policies for the upcoming year. Among the key points of the speech, which lasted approximately 10 minutes, were family friendly-policies, plans to make inter-racial adoption easier, as well as the long-delayed reforms in the House of Lords. The Ceremony: Before … Continue reading

Princess Mabel Resigns from Elders CEO Position

  May 9, 2012 at 3:11 am by

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Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau has resigned from her position as Chief Executive Officer of The Elders. The decision was announced following a meeting of The Elders on May 7th in Norway. The Princess has decided to step down due to the current situation with her husband, Prince Friso, who is in a coma following an avalanche accident on February 17th. Radio Netherlands reports that Princess Mabel will continue part-time as … Continue reading

Emmanuelle de Dampierre Passes Away

  May 7, 2012 at 8:56 am by

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Rome, Italy Emmanuelle de Dampierre passed away in Rome on May 2nd, 2012. Born into the Italian nobility on November 8th, 1913, Emmanuelle married Infante Jaime of Spain, Duke of Segovia on March 4th, 1935. The couple had two children: Don Alphonse de Bourbon (1936-1989) and Don Gonzalo de Bourbon (1937-2000). However, their marriage was unhappy and it ended in divorce in 1947. In 1949, Emmanuelle de Dampierre remarried in … Continue reading

Infanta Elena Opens New Civil Guard Cavalry Complex

  May 7, 2012 at 6:19 am by

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Valdemoro – May 3rd, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain, Duchess of Lugo was in Valdemoro on the outskirts of Madrid on May 3rd. The eldest daughter of Their Majesties presided over the official opening of the new equestrian facilities of the Civil Guard at Valdemoro. A keen horsewoman and lover of equestrian, Infanta Elena was accompanied by the director general of the Guardia Civil, the Mayor of … Continue reading

Princess Mary’s “Pop Art” Portrait

  May 7, 2012 at 6:05 am by

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Crown Princess Mary yesterday unveiled a new portrait during an event on Children’s Aid Day. As patron of Børnehjælpsdagen, the Children’s Aid Foundation, the Princess unveiled a portrait of herself painted by Romero Britto. Mr Britto, a Brazilian artist, is well-known for his pop art style of portraits, featuring abstract shapes and bright colours. He has previously painted Princess Charléne of Monaco. Princess Mary wore a recycled deep purple dress … Continue reading

Count Carl Johan Bernadotte has Died

  May 6, 2012 at 11:30 am by

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Count Carl Johan Bernadotte, uncle of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, has passed away at the age of 95. The news was announced several hours ago by the Swedish Royal Court. The Count passed away yesterday, May 5th. He is survived by his second wife, Countess Gunilla Bernadotte, and his two adopted children and their families. The Count was the last living great-grandchild … Continue reading

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