Spanish Royal Family Honours the Duke of Suárez

  March 27, 2014 at 7:43 am by

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On Sunday March 23rd, Adolfo Suárez, 1st Duke of Suárez and Spain’s first post-Franco Prime Minister passed away aged 81. Born on September 25th, 1932 in Cebreros, Spain he went onto hold several political posts in the last years of the Franco Regime. In July 1976, King Juan Carlos appointed  Suárez as President of the Government of Spain (Prime Minister), a post he held until 1981. Together with King Juan … Continue reading

Princess Mako Graduates University

  March 26, 2014 at 10:19 pm by

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The elder daughter of Prince Akishino of Japan and the eldest grandchild of Emperor Akihito, Princess Mako, today graduated from the International Christian University in Tokyo. Princess Mako attended the graduation ceremony at the university’s campus, where she received a degree majoring in art and cultural heritage. Before the ceremony, she posed for photographers in the university courtyard in her graduation cap and gown, and answered brief questions. “I enjoyed … Continue reading

Camilla Opens New Hospice in East Sussex

  March 26, 2014 at 9:31 pm by

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The Duchess of Cornwall spent the day today in East Sussex, where she undertook three engagements in various towns in the county. Her first stop was Eastbourne to officially open the new St Wilfrid’s Hospice. The hospice, which was opened to patients in November, cost £11.5 million, and relies mostly on donations to allow its patients to receive care at not cost. The Duchess unveiled a plaque to mark the … Continue reading

Prince Laurent Placed In Artificial Coma

  March 26, 2014 at 7:53 pm by

Prince Laurent of Belgium

Following his hospitalisation last week, the Belgian Royal Court confirmed yesterday that Prince Laurent has been placed into an artificial coma by his doctors to aid his recovery from pneumonia. The artificial coma will assist the Prince’s body to heal, as he will not be exerting unnecessary energy, and will allow the antibiotics to fight his illness. It is believed doctors will gradually bring Prince Laurent out of the coma … Continue reading

Dutch King and Queen Welcome Chinese President

  March 23, 2014 at 6:37 am by

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The Dutch King and Queen yesterday welcomed the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, for a two-day state visit that is the first state visit by a Chinese President to the Netherlands. President Xi and his wife, Mrs Peng Liyuan, arrived yesterday morning at Amsterdam Schipol International Airport, and were greeted with the traditional military guard of honour. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima headed the welcoming committee. The … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria Visits Ghana and Tanzania

  March 23, 2014 at 5:58 am by

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From March 17 to March 21, Crown Princess Victoria visited Ghana and Tanzania. Accompanying her was the Swedish Minister of Trade, Ewa Björling. The visit’s aim was to deepen the relationships between Sweden, Ghana and Tanzania. During her visit to Ghana, Crown Princess Victoria was welcomed by the Ghanaian Minister of Health, Mrs Hanny-Sherry Ayitey, and the Ghanaian Ambassador to Sweden, Kilander. Victoria then visited a training project for young … Continue reading

The EFC Princess Margriet Awards 2014

  March 23, 2014 at 5:44 am by

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On Tuesday March 18, Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien attended the ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2014 at the Bozar Center for Fine Arts in Brussels. The laureates of the sixth edition of the award were “Teatro Valle Occupato” from Rome and Teodor Celakoski from Zagreb. The Teatro Valle, Italy’s oldest theatre, was saved in 2011 from an uncertain future with the occupation of a group of theatre workers who has … Continue reading

Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2014

  March 22, 2014 at 7:08 pm by

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The Dutch Royal Family participated on Friday March 21 in the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima helped at the zoo Akkertje in Rijswijk. At this zoo, people with intellectual disabilities take care of the animals under supervision. The King, in the rain, helped out by placing poles along a ditch, along which later a fence was tensioned and he also painted. Queen Maxima worked with sandpaper … Continue reading

Prince Laurent Hospitalised in Brussels

  March 22, 2014 at 2:51 am by

Prince Laurent of Belgium

Belgian media yesterday reported that Prince Laurent, the younger son of former King Albert II and Queen Paola, was hospitalised on Tuesday, the reason being ‘exhaustion’. He has been at the Brussels Saint-Luc University Hospital since then. A spokesperson for the palace did not confirm the news, however they stated that the Prince requests privacy. It is believed that despite the exhaustion, there is no cause for concern over the … Continue reading

On This Day: Death of Juliana of the Netherlands

  March 20, 2014 at 6:00 am by

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Today marks the tenth anniversary of Queen Juliana of the Netherland’s death at the age of 94. She had reigned the Netherlands for almost thirty-two years between 1948 and 1980. Born in April 1909, Juliana was the only child of then Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and her husband, Duke Hendrik of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. As her mother had no surviving siblings, Juliana became the only member of the line of succession … Continue reading

Queen Sofia of Spain Visits Guatemala

  March 19, 2014 at 7:43 pm by

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March 19th, 2014 Queen Sofia of Spain is currently on a three-day cooperation visit to the Republic of Guatemala. The Spanish Queen Consort arrived in Guatemala City accompanied by the Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Latin America on March 18th. Shortly after arriving in Guatemala City, the Queen met with the President at the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura. Following this meeting, Queen Sofia accompanied by the First … Continue reading

The Countess of Wessex Visits Frimley Park Hospital

  March 19, 2014 at 7:38 pm by

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The Countess of Wessex paid an emotional visit to Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, England on 18 March. Her two children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn were born at the hospital in 2003 and 2007 respectively. The Countess opened the hospital’s new neonatal unit, which has raised £150,000 for the ‘Saving Tiny Lives’ campaign. The new neonatal unit welcomes fifteen babies into the world every day. During her … Continue reading

The Prince of Monaco Turns 56

  March 14, 2014 at 12:30 am by

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March 14th, 2014 Albert II, The Sovereign Prince of Monaco celebrates his 56th birthday on March 14th. The Prince was born in 1958, the only son of the late Rainier III, Prince of Monaco and the iconic Princess Grace. His full name is Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi and was baptised in April 1958, his godparents being his paternal grandfather, Prince Louis de Polignac, and Queen Victoria-Eugénia of Spain. Following … Continue reading

King and Queen of the Belgians Visit London

  March 13, 2014 at 9:59 pm by

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The King and Queen of the Belgians arrived in London shortly before noon today for a brief introductory visit to the United Kingdom. The couple and their entourage flew in on a Belgian Air Force jet, which had been slightly delayed due to fog over London. The Palace of Westminster was the first stop for the Belgians, as they met with Parliament leadership and the chairmen of the House of … Continue reading

Death of the Dowager Countess of Ripalda

  March 13, 2014 at 8:25 pm by

The Dowager Countess of Ripalda

It was announced earlier this evening that the Dowager Countess of Ripalda died at the Hospital La Paz in Madrid where she was admitted following a stroke. The Countess, better known as María de la Concepción Sáenz de Tejada y Fernández de Bobadilla, is the mother of Don Jaime de Marichalar, former husband of Infanta Elena of Spain, Duchess of Lugo. The Dowager Countess was born in Logroño in the La … Continue reading

Queen Margrethe Hosts Parliament Dinner

  March 13, 2014 at 6:32 am by

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Queen Margrethe II of Denmark last night hosted a gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace for members of the Danish parliament. The Queen, Prince Henrik, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte each greeted the attendees – members of the parliament, the government and the Danish members of the European Parliament – before proceeding into the Great Hall for the banquet. On the menu was grilled tuna … Continue reading

Crown Princess Victoria Celebrates Name Day

  March 12, 2014 at 9:16 pm by

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Crown Princess Victoria’s name day was today officially celebrated in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. At noon, the Crown Princess entered the courtyard with her husband, Prince Daniel, and their two-year-old daughter Estelle for the celebrations, which include performances by the military band, who play a special march created for the Crown Princess on her 18th birthday in 1995. During the ceremony, Princess Estelle once again showed … Continue reading

Haakon and Sverre Magnus at “Daddy World Wide” Exhibition

  March 12, 2014 at 8:46 pm by

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Today March 12, 2014, Crown Prince Haakon attended the opening of the exhibition and global art project “Daddy World Wide” at the International Museum of Children’s Art in Oslo. As a surprise, he was accompanied by his youngest son Prince Sverre Magnus. They were welcomed in the afternoon by director Angela Goldin, chairman Jacob Lund and museum manager Nina Schjønsby and shown around the exhibition. The exhibition consists of old … Continue reading

The Earl of Wessex’s 50th Birthday

  March 11, 2014 at 1:36 am by

A photograph released to mark the Earl of Wessex's 50th birthday shows Prince Edward with his wife and children

On March 10, The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, celebrated his 50th birthday. To celebrate, an event was held at Bagshot Park, the Earl’s residence in Surrey. Those in attendance were The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, The Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, Viscount Severn, Viscount and Viscountess Linley and Lady Helen and Tim Taylor. Prince Edward is the third son and fourth child of The Queen and … Continue reading

Norwegian Royals with Princess Beatrix at the Holmenkollen

  March 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm by

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This weekend, the annual FIS Nordic Weltcup at the Holmenkollen in Oslo took place and as every year, the Norwegian Royal Family showed up to watch and cheer for the athletes. This year, they had a royal guest from the Netherlands with them: Princess Beatrix, who spent the weekend with the Norwegian Royals. She joined King Harald, Queen Sonja, Princess Astrid (King Harald’s sister), Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit … Continue reading

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