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Princess Maria of Romania Attends Opening of Transylvanian Museum

  April 27, 2017 at 8:49 am by

Last Saturday, Her Royal Highness Princess Maria of Romania attended the inauguration of a new museum at Kálnoky Castle in the town of Miclosoara north of Bucharest. The reception for the Museum of Transylvanian Life started off with a speech by Count Tibor Kálnoky who is President of the Kálnoky Foundation and a close friend of the Prince of Wales.  The Prince of Wales himself sent a special message which … Continue reading

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The Duke of York Marks Anzac Day in London Ceremonies

  April 25, 2017 at 4:49 pm by

The sacrifice of fallen Australian and New Zealander soldiers was commemorated in London by the Duke of York on Tuesday April 25, Anzac Day. Prince Andrew attended a dawn service at the Australian War Memorial at Hyde Park Corner, alongside the High Commissioners of both countries – Alexander Downer and Sir Jerry Mateparae. All three men laid wreaths at the base of the memorial during the service. Later in the morning, the Duke attended … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria in Japan, Day Four

  April 21, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria has completed her working visit to Japan today. Her final day in the country was spent in Shiogama, north of Tokyo in the Miyagi Prefecture. The Princess visited the Meiho Tuna Fishery, a Marine Stewardship Council certified fishing company, where she was given a tour of the company’s fish factory, seeing their processes in working with fish once it has been caught. Victoria was required to wear … Continue reading

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You Can’t Miss Her! Queen Mathilde Dons Electric Pink For Reception At Laeken Greenhouses

  April 20, 2017 at 6:38 pm by

Amongst the greenery of the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, the Queen of the Belgians was not hard to spot in her electric pink silk coat during Thursday afternoon’s reception for the Ambassadors accredited to Belgium. Mathilde paired the coat with an ice blue frock that had pink embroidery on the skirt, while accessories were kept to a minimum in a specially designed clutch in the same colours and a pair … Continue reading

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Légion d’honneur Bestowed Upon Danish Princess Marie

  April 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm by

Denmark’s French-born Princess, Marie, was today bestowed the Légion d’honneur in a ceremony at the French Embassy in Copenhagen. The French Ambassador to Denmark, François Zimeray, presented the Princess with the insignia of the Légion d’honneur, class Grand Officer. The order is the highest French order of merit, awarded for military and civil merits. The Princess’s husband, Prince Joachim, and father-in-law Prince Henrik (himself a Frenchman) were present for the ceremony. At French Amb … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal on Visit to Ghana To Mark 60 Years of Independence

  April 6, 2017 at 6:22 am by

This year the Republic of Ghana celebrates sixty years of independence from the United Kingdom. To mark the anniversary year, the Princess Royal has spent two days this week in the country. Arriving in Accra on April 4, the Princess began her visit with an audience with the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, at Flagstaff House. She then visited the Commonwealth War Graves at Christiansborg War Cemetery and laid a wreath in honour of fallen … Continue reading

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Hola Panda! Queen Sofia Visits Madrid Zoo Aquarium’s Newest Panda Cub

  April 5, 2017 at 2:44 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain stopped in the Madrid Zoo Aquarium on Wednesday where she saw the zoo’s newest panda cub, Chulina, on her first walk outside of her pagoda habitat. Chulina is the first female giant panda that had been born at the Zoo. She was born last August and has remained kept inside the panda enclosure’s pagoda away from the public for the first formative months of her life. … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Celebrates 200 Years of British-Nepalese Relations

  March 20, 2017 at 3:31 pm by

At the Nepalese Embassy in London on Monday, Prince Harry was present for celebrations  held to conclude a year of festivities to mark 200 years of relations between the United Kingdom and Nepal. He watched cultural dance performances, including one given by Gurkha soldiers, alongside the Nepalese Ambassador to the UK, Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi, before giving a speech in which Harry spoke of his personal dealings with the country and … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Begin Two-Day Visit to Paris

  March 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have today begun their two-day visit to the French capital, on the request of the British Foreign Office. First up was an audience with President François Hollande at Élysée Palace. William and Catherine (who was still wearing the dark green Catherine Walker coat dress from her morning engagement in London) posed for photographs with the President on the steps of the Palace’s front entrance, before they … Continue reading

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Gorgeous in Green: Princess Marie Opens Art Exhibition

  March 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm by

Denmark’s Princess Marie opened a new art exhibition at the Museet Ordrupgaard in Charlottenlund on Thursday March 9. Pissarro: A Meeting On St Thomas features artworks by Fritz Melbye and Camille Pissarro to mark the 100th anniversary of the sale of the Danish West Indies to the United States of America (the islands are now known as the United States Virgin Islands). Melbye was a Danish Golden Age artists, while Pissarro was … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde In Laos: Days One and Two

  February 21, 2017 at 10:26 pm by

As Honorary President of UNICEF Belgium and Advocate of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started on Monday February 20, a four day mission to Laos which lasts till February 23. The mission, organized by the UNICEF office in Laos and the Embassy of Belgium in Bangkok, aims to increase awareness in the fields of education, health and mental health, and the issues of child survival and … Continue reading

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Second New Year’s Court Takes Place in Denmark

  January 3, 2017 at 1:09 pm by

The second day of New Year’s Courts has been held in Copenhagen this morning, with Queen Margrethe II welcoming the members of the diplomatic corps to Christiansborg Palace. Takin place in the Riddersalen, 75 of the ambassadors currently stationed in Denmark greeted the royal family – which today was limited to the Queen and the Crown Prince Couple – many in the national dress of their respective countries. Queen Margrethe … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde In Jordan

  October 25, 2016 at 11:59 am by

In her capacity as UN Councillor for Sustainable Development, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started, on Sunday October 23, a humanitarian working visit to Jordan accompanied by Alexander De Croo, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation of Belgium. Upon her arrival in Amman, the Queen was received by the Jordan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Judeh along with Minister De Croo and Hendrik Van de Velde, Belgian Ambassador to … Continue reading

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Chrifa Lalla Joumala Alaoui: First Moroccan Woman Ambassador to the US

  October 16, 2016 at 6:14 pm by

King Mohammed VI swore in Lalla Joumala Alaoui – the first woman to serve as Moroccan ambassador to the United States – to her new diplomatic position on Thursday at the Royal Palace in Casablanca, the King had appointed Alaoui to the position in February to replace Rachad Bouhlal the ambassador in charge of Morocco’s correspondence with the superpower since December 2011. Before her appointment as Morocco’s Ambassador to Washington … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Begin Danish Business Delegation Visit to US

  September 27, 2016 at 9:34 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark have landed in Washington, D.C., kicking off a four-day business trip to the United States. Shortly after they arrived, the couple were guests at a reception hosted by the Danish Ambassador to the United States, Lars Gert Lose, for the 60-company strong business delegation accompanying the couple. The HRH Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour was awarded by Prince Frederik during the reception … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Goes Aboard the USS Harry Truman

  June 27, 2016 at 11:16 am by

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik has paid a visit to the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier that is currently stationed in the Mediterranean. He, along with the delegation led by the US’s Ambassador to Denmark, Rufus Gifford, was given a tour of the carrier to learn about their operations and their current mission (which recently included carrying out airstrikes on ISIS targets) and got to meet several of the 6,000 crew … Continue reading

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Royals Offer Condolences After Shooting in Orlando, Florida

  June 14, 2016 at 8:57 am by

Following the horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Florida over the weekend, a number of European royals have sent their condolences to US President Barack Obama. 49 people were killed in the shooting at Pulse nightclub, while a further 53 were injured. A statement was released yesterday on behalf of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh: The Queen: "Prince Philip & I have been shocked by the events in Orlando. … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Margareta Confers Royal Order

  June 1, 2016 at 9:37 am by

Crown Princess Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, has conferred the Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown of Romania (Marea Cruce a Ordinului Coroana României) upon Princess Muna of Jordan during a solemn ceremony held in the Hall of Honour at Peleș Castle. The Order of the Crown of Romania was established back in 1881 by King Carol I in commemoration of the establishment of the Kingdom of … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget: Prince Harry Marks Anzac Day in London

  April 25, 2016 at 8:57 am by

Prince Harry, who last year attended the centenary services in Gallipoli with his father, today was present at three events to mark Anzac Day, which commemorates fallen Australian and New Zealander soldiers. He first attended a traditional dawn service at the Royal Artillery Memorial on Hyde Park Corner where he laid a wreath of red poppies. The High Commissioners of Australia and New Zealand were also present. Afterwards he moved on to … Continue reading

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Belgian-Born Stéphanie Attends Minute Silence at Embassy in Luxembourg

  March 24, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

Victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels were remembered with a minute’s silence at the Belgian Embassy in Luxembourg today, the vigil attended by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his Belgian-born wife Stéphanie. At 12:15pm the 300-strong crowd fell silent in honour of the 31 people who were killed in the attacks. Also joining the Hereditary Grand Dukes was Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, the Archbishop of Luxembourg, Jean-Claude Hollerich, and … Continue reading

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