British Royals Attend Commonwealth Day Service

  March 9, 2015 at 10:00 pm by

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The Queen today led members of the royal family in a multi-faith service to mark Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey. The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were all on hand for the afternoon service. The theme of this year’s event is ‘A Young Commonwealth’ and over 1,000 children from around London were provided tickets to attend the … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Launches New Swimming Project

  March 9, 2015 at 8:57 pm by

Crown Princess Mary attends the launch of "Everyone must learn to the swim" in Gentofte; 09-02-2015

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today attended the launch of a new swimming project aiming to encourage more Danes to learn to swim. “Everyone must learn to swim” is initiated by the Danish Swimming Union, of which the Crown Princess is patron. The purpose of the project is to establish ways that people can learn to swim, in particular increasing the number of public and private primary schools that offer swimming … Continue reading

Emperor of Japan Receives Germany’s Chancellor Merkel

  March 9, 2015 at 8:13 pm by

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Emperor Akihito today welcomed the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, to the Imperial Palace for an audience during her visit to Japan. During the meeting, which lasted 20 minutes, the pair spoke of their desire for conflicts around the world – namely in Ukraine – to end peacefully, and that the marking of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War would help create an “era free … Continue reading

King and Queen of the Belgians Visit the Vatican

  March 9, 2015 at 4:54 pm by

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Today King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Vatican. They arrived at the Apostolic Palace at 10:30am, greeted by Georg Gaenswein, the prefect of the papal household. Then they had a private audience with Pope Francis that lasted half an hour. During the audience, gifts were exchanged. The King and Queen brought to the Pope a set of nativity figurines made by a Belgian artist and an official … Continue reading

Crown Prince Frederik Competes in the Vasaloppet

  March 8, 2015 at 6:20 pm by

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For the fourth time, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark today competed in the Vasaloppet cross-country skiing race held in Sweden. Finishing with a time of 6hrs, 54mins and 10secs, Frederik bested his time from last year by twenty-eight minutes. “I’m absolutely satisfied with the time. I’ve trained a bit more than last year so I’m definitely satisfied,” he said speaking with Sweden’s SVT after the race. “There was a lot … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde in Washington

  March 7, 2015 at 10:56 pm by

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Queen Mathilde was in the United States for a brief visit starting on Thursday, when she arrived at the Embassy of Belgium in Washington where the Queen was welcomed by the Belgian Ambassador, Johan Verbeke. The following day, Friday March 6, was quite busy for the Queen. The first event was a meeting with Dr. Jim Yong Kim, the President of the World Bank Group. The theme of the meeting was … Continue reading

Queen Rania Speaks At Future of Work Conference

  March 7, 2015 at 4:51 am by

Queen Rania of Jordan

On March 4, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah held a conversation session with Arianna Huffington during the Future of Work conference which was held in London. During the talk season, Queen Rania spoke about the Islamic State (ISIS), saying, “They have nothing to do with faith and everything to do with fanaticism. ISIS wants to be called Islamic … because any action against them will automatically be called a … Continue reading

Look Out For The New Weekly Fashion Polls

  March 6, 2015 at 12:01 pm by

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The Royal Forums are launching a new and fun poll very soon. A team of a few forum members will be selecting pictures of royals best outfits of the week, the higher the votes on an outfit will make it to the poll where members vote for the best outfit. An evening poll will be launched at the end of the month depending on how many pictures we receive. That’s … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Speaks At Rare Diseases Day Event

  March 5, 2015 at 11:25 pm by

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The Queen of Spain today attended the official Rare Diseases Day event at the Spanish Senate in Madrid. “A country with strong science is a country that progresses, it moves, which makes its citizens’ lives better. The investment, both public and private, in scientific research is always profitable, always convenient. Today more than ever, we repeat here that research is a prerequisite for progress in all areas,” Queen Letizia said … Continue reading

Queen Maxima Opens the “Máximakanaal”

  March 5, 2015 at 5:55 pm by

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Today, Thursday March 5, Queen Maxima officially opened the “Máximakanaal” in Den Bosch, North Brabant. At the ceremony were present Ton Rombouts, the Mayor of Den Bosch, Melanie Schultz van Haegen, the Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, and Jannita Robberse, Chief Engineer and Director of Public Works. The “Maxima Channel” is a new waterway, is 9 km long and connects the South Willemsvaart Canal and Meuse river together. The new channel … Continue reading

New Portrait to Mark Margrethe II’s Upcoming Birthday

  March 4, 2015 at 6:40 pm by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark

As they did with her ruby jubilee in 2012, the Danish Royal Court has released a new portrait and logo to celebrate Queen Margrethe II’s 75th birthday next month. The logo has been designed by graphic designer Poul Bjørn in conjunction with Wonderful Copenhagen. Torben Eskerod photographed the Queen, who appears in the simple close-up photo wearing a red blouse. Queen Margrethe turns 75 on April 16, and several events have been … Continue reading

First Child for Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad

  March 4, 2015 at 11:37 am by

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Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani, the deputy Emir of Qatar, and his wife Sheikha Al-Maha welcomed their first child yesterday. The couple, who were married in March 2012, are the parents of a son, Sheikh Tamim bin Abdullah. Sheikh Abdullah is a son of the former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and his third wife, Sheikha Noora bint Khalid Al-Thani.

Queen Mathilde Attends Ebola Conference in Brussels

  March 3, 2015 at 6:12 pm by

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Today, Tuesday March 3, Queen Mathilde participated in a conference about ebola at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. The title of the conference was “Ebola: from emergency to recovery”, and it took place under the organisation and patronage of the European Union. The conference was also co-chaired by the European Union, the Presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the United Nations, the African Union and the Economic Community of … Continue reading

Queen Maxima at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015

  March 3, 2015 at 12:05 pm by

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As the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima yesterday afternoon, March 2, gave a speech at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. At her arrival at Fira Gran Via where the congress took place, the Queen was welcomed by King Felipe of Spain. The King was there to preside over the inauguration of the congress. Queen Maxima spoke during the session … Continue reading

Grand Duke Henri Honours Former IOC President

  March 3, 2015 at 4:37 am by

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Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Henri yesterday welcomed the former President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, to Château de Berg for an audience. During the audience, Count Rogge (a member of the Belgian nobility since 2002) was awarded with the Grand Cross of the Civil and Military Order of Merit of Adolphe of Nassau, the second highest order of Luxembourg. The order is granted to person in recognition of “meritorious service … Continue reading

Another Prussian Baby On The Way?

  March 3, 2015 at 12:30 am by

Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia on their wedding day in 2011

German magazine Bunte is reporting that the Prince and Princess of Prussia are expecting their third child. Nothing has been officially confirmed by the prospective parents as yet, Princess Sophie is believed to be due to give birth in April. The couple are already parents to twin sons, Princes Carl Friedrich and Louis Ferdinand, who were born in January 2013. Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie were married in August 2011.

New Coinage Portrait Released in the UK

  March 2, 2015 at 11:53 pm by

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The Royal Mint today released the new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that will begin featuring on British coins. Engraver Jody Clark, who works at the Royal Mint, saw his design selected from the final selection of anonymous submissions. The design is the fifth portrait of the Queen to feature on coins since she took the throne in 1952. “I hope she [Queen Elizabeth] thinks it is a fitting and … Continue reading

Felipe and Letizia Host Gala Dinner for Colombian President

  March 2, 2015 at 7:50 pm by

Queen Letizia and King Felipe at the gala dinner for the Colombian President; 02-03-2015

The King and Queen of Spain tonight hosted a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid for the visiting Colombian President. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia posed with President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón and his wife María Clemencia Rodríguez for photographs before greeting the 110 dinner guests in the palace’s Throne Room. Among those attending the dinner were Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and members of the Spanish government … Continue reading

Baptism Date of Monaco’s Princely Twins Announced

  March 2, 2015 at 7:20 pm by

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The christening date for Monaco’s princely twins has finally been announced, the event will take place on May 10. Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella will be christened at the Cathedral de Monaco during a special morning mass. The twins were born on December 10 at the Maternity Centre of the Princess Grace Hospital. They are first and second in line to the throne of Monaco. Monaco Channel also revealed that … Continue reading

Duke of Edinburgh Presents New RAF Squadron Standard

  March 2, 2015 at 4:48 am by

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The Duke of Edinburgh was today West London, where he presented a Royal Air Force squadron with their new standard. The No. 32 (The Royal) Squadron received their new standard at their base, RAF Northolt. Prince Philip, who is the Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Northolt, inspected a guard of sixty servicemen from the squadron. He wore the ceremonial dress of the Royal Air Force for the presentation. “It is … Continue reading

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