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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Start Their State Visit to Japan

  October 10, 2016 at 6:09 pm by

Following the invitation of the Emperor of Japan, Akihito, and to celebrate the 150th year of diplomatic relations between Japan and Belgium, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have begun today, Monday October 10, a State Visit to Japan. After fifteen hours of flight with stopovers in Ekaterinburg (Russia) and Ulan Bator (Mongolia), the Royal Couple arrived early this morning at the Haneda Airport in Tokyo. They are accompanied … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death Of A Greek-Born Russian Grand Duchess

  September 24, 2016 at 8:00 am by

125 years ago, the 21-year-old Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia passed away at the Ilyinskoe Estate, six days after giving birth to her second child, son Dmitri. The Grand Duchess – who was born a Princess of Greece and Denmark as the eldest daughter of George I of the Hellenes and his wife Olga Constantinovna of Russia – had fallen while climbing into a boat docked on the Moskva River, … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Honours New Zealand’s Battle of the Somme Fallen

  September 15, 2016 at 10:39 am by

The Prince of Wales attended a commemoration today at the Caterpillar Valley Cemetery in Longueval, France to mark 100 years since New Zealand forces entered into the Battle of the Somme. “The footprints we leave today mark the centre of a struggle that found twenty-five countries from five continents on opposing sides in a terrible and exhausting trial of strength. None came further to serve here than the New Zealanders who, … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Pays First Royal Visit to Day Centre Since 1967

  September 14, 2016 at 1:18 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark gave the Strødammen Day Centre in Copenhagen its first royal visitor since 1967 when she visited the facility today. The centre, which provides activity programs, physiotherapy and IT training for adults who have suffered brain damage as a result of a heart attack or stroke, is this year celebrating its 50th anniversary, prompting the visit from the Crown Princess (who is also patron of two related charities: the Danish … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Attends Reception Marking 10th Anniversary of Sexual and Reproductive Health Network

  September 7, 2016 at 12:02 pm by

Crown Princess Mary was present at a reception today held at Christiansborg Palace to mark the tenth anniversary of the Parliamentary Intergroup Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Wearing white trousers and a beige blouse, the Princess listened to speeches by Danish MPs who are involved in the network, which works to “ensure a continuous and nonpartisan focus” on the issue within Denmark. Part of the reception involved … Continue reading

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A Busy London Day For Charles and Camilla

  September 6, 2016 at 7:31 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had a busy day in London today, beginning with a celebration of the Royal Mail, which is marking 500 years of service this year. Attending the reception at Merchant Taylor’s Hall, Charles and Camilla unveiled a green replica Penfold postbox, after the Prince delivered a speech that decried the explosion of Twitter usage, saying that “In these days of texting and various … Continue reading

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On This Day: The Netherlands’ Prince Claus Is Born

  September 6, 2016 at 9:30 am by

Back in 1926, an infant was born in Hitzacker, Germany who would one day become the Prince Consort of the Netherlands. Claus van Amsberg was the second child and only son of Claus Felix van Amsberg and Baroness Gösta von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen. A childhood and education in both Germany and German East Africa led to Claus’ attendance at the University of Hamburg to study law and political science in the 1950s. … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Attends Jubilee Concert of the Jostiband Orchestra

  September 5, 2016 at 8:29 pm by

Tonight, the Jostiband Orchestra celebrated their 50th anniversary with a jubilee concert at the Ziggo Dome with King Willem-Alexander in attendance. The Orchestra is made up of musicians with intellectual disabilities and is part of the Ipse de Bruggen care facility for the intellectually and mentally disabled. King Willem-Alexander went up on stage at the end of the concert to personally greet the musicians and present them with flowers. Koning … Continue reading

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Norway’s Crown Prince and Princess Celebrate Kragerø’s 350th Anniversary

  August 31, 2016 at 2:32 pm by

The Norwegian town of Kragerø welcomed Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit today as part of the town’s 350th anniversary celebrations. First it was a stop at the Kragerø Art School, where the Crown Prince Couple were shown the different art methods students use to create pieces – including the latest in modern technology, 3D printing. They were presented with a 3D printed brooch. A walk through the town … Continue reading

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Princess Anne Visits Russia To Honour World War Two Veterans

  August 31, 2016 at 11:18 am by

The Princess Royal and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, have attended a commemoration ceremony in the Russian town of Arkhangelsk, on the 75th anniversary of the first Arctic Convoys that provided protection to merchant ships during the Second World War. During the ceremony at the military cemetery where British and Russian soldiers are buried, Princess Anne spent time meeting with veterans who took part in the Convoys. “You are a symbol … Continue reading

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Prince William: “Depth of Friendship” Between UK and Germany Won’t Fade Despite Brexit

  August 23, 2016 at 7:04 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge has paid a one-day visit to the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia today, where he attended a gala at Düsseldorf’s Tonhalle with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Here, William gave a speech in which he spoke of the long-standing relationship between the United Kingdom and North Rhine-Westphalia, which was established 70 years ago by the British Military Government in the aftermath of World War Two. “Since that time, we have seen this Bundesland … Continue reading

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State Visit to Japan On Belgian King and Queen’s Agenda

  August 15, 2016 at 7:30 am by

It has been announced that King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians will pay a state visit to Japan this October, on the invitation of Emperor Akihito. The visit will take place between October 9 to 15, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of bilateral relations between the two countries and to “further develop the relationship of friendship, goodwill and cooperation that our countries have built in a variety of fields”, … Continue reading

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Joachim and Marie Arrive in Brazil Ahead of Rio Olympics

  July 31, 2016 at 4:30 pm by

Denmark’s Prince Joachim and Princess Marie have already arrived in Brazil ahead of next weekend’s Olympic Games opening ceremony, for a few official events and a spot of holidaying with their children. A photo was posted on Instagram of the couple with Princes Nikolai, Felix and Henrik and Princess Athena at the Iguaçu Falls which lie on the border between Brazil and Argentina. Hilsen fra Iguaçu-vandfaldene i Brasilien – på vej … Continue reading

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King Harald Visits Sarpsborg To Mark City’s 1000th Anniversary

  July 29, 2016 at 11:40 am by

Norway’s King Harald V today paid a visit to the city of Sarpsborg to help celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the city’s founding by St. Olav (or King Olaf II) in 1016. Arriving by boat, the King was tasked with unveiling a new 4.5m high sculpture entitled ‘Genesis’ that shows the head and shoulders of a youth emerging from a pool of water. It has been created by artist Finn Eirik … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit Remember July 22 Victims Five Years On

  July 22, 2016 at 4:34 pm by

A series of remembrance services were held in Norway today honouring the 77 victims of the July 22 attacks in Oslo and on the island of Utøya five years on from the deadliest attack in Norway since the Second World War. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit were present at a wreath laying in the government quarter (where 8 of the victims were killed in a bomb blast) alongside Prime … Continue reading

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30 Years of the National Osteoporosis Society Celebrated at Clarence House

  July 12, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

As President of the National Osteoporosis Society, the Duchess of Cornwall has hosted a garden party at Clarence House to celebrate the organisation’s 30th anniversary. However, typical British weather threw a spanner into the works, with a rainy day forcing the event to be moved indoors. Among the guests attending were Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellows, actress  Miriam Margolyes, the Duchess’s children Tom and Laura, her sister Annabel Elliott, and Lady Sarah Chatto, … Continue reading

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Windsors Continue Battle of the Somme Centenary Commemorations

  July 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm by

The Battle of the Somme centenary events continued today, with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall joining the younger members of the family in France for official commemorations. French President François Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Sir Timothy Laurence, were also present for the ceremony at the Thiepval Memorial. .@KensingtonRoyal @ClarenceHouse & @David_Cameron pay respects during … Continue reading

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Battle of the Somme Centenary Marked in France and Britain By The British Royals

  June 30, 2016 at 8:07 pm by

The largest Western Front battle of World War One, the Battle of the Somme, started tomorrow on the battlefields of France 100 years ago, and members of the British Royal Family  this evening attended vigils to mark the anniversary. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Sir Timothy Laurence represented Queen Elizabeth at the official vigil at the Thiepval Memorial in France, which is the memorial to the over 70,000 … Continue reading

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King Felipe Marks 50 Years of Helicopter Units in Spanish Military

  June 23, 2016 at 2:11 pm by

The King of Spain has helped mark the 50th anniversary of helicopter units in the country’s armed forces in a ceremony at the Coronel Maté Base in Madrid. Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra (Airmobile Armed Forces – FAMET) was established on July 10, 1965 and has evolved since. After inspecting a guard of honour, King Felipe presented the Coronel Maté award to the Brotherhood of FAMET Veterans. He also viewed an … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Centre for Human Genetics On Thursday’s Agenda for Queen Mathilde

  June 23, 2016 at 1:34 pm by

Today, Thursday June 23, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Center for Human Genetics (CME) in Leuven, to mark the 50th anniversary of the center. The research center works in collaboration with the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven and the Universitaire Ziekenhuizen of Leuven, the Academic Hospital. It specialises in the research of genetic diseases, cancer genetics and neurological disorders. 50 ans de recherche sur les maladies génétiques et la neurologie … Continue reading

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