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Farmor Margrethe Visits Prince Nikolai at Boarding School

  May 23, 2015 at 6:48 pm by

The Queen of Denmark paid a visit to the Herlufsholm School in Næstved today, to celebrate the school’s 450th anniversary. Queen Margrethe first attended a service at the school’s church, before unveiling a new sculpture by Eva Steen Kristensen in the Nyhave that was donated by the New Carlsberg Foundation to make the anniversary. Ms Kristensen said that she was inspired by the ‘willingness’ of the students and the architecture of the … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal Attends Service For Quintinshill Disaster Centenary

  May 22, 2015 at 10:14 am by

Princess Anne was present today at a service in Gretna Green, Scotland to mark the 100th anniversary of the Quintinshill rail disaster that killed over 200 people. Laying a wreath during the service held at the Gretna Old Parish Church, the Princess Royal was joined at the event by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, as well as military veterans and relatives of those who died. She then attended a short reception … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie Attend Mauthausen Anniversary

  May 10, 2015 at 2:37 pm by

Alongside 22,000 others, Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were today present at the commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria. The couple – both wearing a blue and white striped neck scarf bearing a red triangle with the letter ‘L’ in the centre, this was symbolic of the ‘badges’ the Luxembourger prisoners had to wear while at … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Marks 70th Anniversary of the Channel Islands’ Liberation

  May 10, 2015 at 2:53 am by

On behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, the Countess of Wessex attended a commemoration during the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the Channel Islands on May 9. The Countess of Wessex delivered her speech at Footes Lane and watched a military parade and attended an open air church service. After her speech, the Countess visited the local residents of Weighbridge and unveiled a commemorative Liberation Day stone in Town. Later, … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Lights VE Day ‘Beacon of Peace’

  May 9, 2015 at 4:47 am by

Queen Elizabeth II lit the first Victory in Europe (VE) Day ‘Beacon of Peace’ at the top of the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park last night. View image | gettyimages.com The beacon, which was followed by over 200 other beacons lit shortly after around the United Kingdom, was lit in remembrance of the thousands who fought and died in World War II. View image | gettyimages.com The Duke of … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Royal Family Attend VE Day Commemorations

  May 8, 2015 at 9:45 pm by

Members of Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family were today present at commemorations in both Luxembourg City and Paris to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended a ceremony at the Kanounenhiwel, Luxembourg’s national monument in honour of the 5,700 Luxembourgers who died in World War II and the suffering the people of Luxembourg faced during the Nazi occupation. Prime Minister Xavier Bettel was also … Continue reading

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VE Day Marked in Norway By Harald, Haakon and Astrid

  May 8, 2015 at 6:08 pm by

King Harald has delivered a speech at celebrations at Akershus Fortress marking the anniversary of VE Day. “Peace is not a given. It is not today, and it was not 70 years ago. Behind the roaring on May Day in 1945 was the seriousness of what we had experienced and learned: that peace, freedom and democracy is not something we can take for granted. These values ​​must be built, protected – and, if necessary, defended with … Continue reading

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King Philippe Marks VE Day 70th Anniversary

  May 8, 2015 at 4:40 pm by

The King of the Belgians today was present at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day). King Philippe laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which sits at base of the Congress Column in Brussels. View image | gettyimages.com V-E Day was the day the Allied Forces officially accepted the surrender of Nazi Germany’s armed forces in 1945. It marked the … Continue reading

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Anniversary of Liberation Day Marked in Denmark

  May 5, 2015 at 10:46 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Joachim today marked the 70th anniversary of Liberation Day at ceremonies across Denmark. In the morning, Crown Prince Frederik attended a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial Anchor at the Nyhavn in Copenhagen. Over 150 veterans and family members were present for the ceremony, which included a minute’s silence. Afterwards, the heir to the throne was joined by his wife Mary for a … Continue reading

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Sweden’s King And Queen Open The Jubilee Year Hedvig Eleonora

  April 30, 2015 at 3:46 am by

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and his wife Queen Silvia yesterday opened the doors of the Upper South guard chamber where they inaugurated the exhibition “Hedvig Eleonora – the Swedish Baroque Queen”. This year’s exhibition is to mark the 300th anniversary of Queen Hedvig Eleonora’s passing. The exhibition is being held at Drottningholm Palace where exhibitions, lectures and concerts are being held. During the Queen’s speech, she said “Hedvig … Continue reading

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Prince Haakon Delivers Keynote Speech at CICERO Anniversary

  April 27, 2015 at 11:56 pm by

In Oslo, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the 25th anniversary seminar of the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO). The Crown Prince delivered a keynote speech at the opening of the seminar, as did Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Stolberg. “Ever since I was little, nature has helped to define how I see myself and how I am,” the Crown Prince began, going into an illustration of how surfing describes … Continue reading

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Duke of Gloucester Attends Ceremony For 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

  April 26, 2015 at 12:02 pm by

On April 26, the Duke of Gloucester attended a mourning ceremony in connection with the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. The German President, Joachim Gauck, was also in attendance. View image | gettyimages.com Bergen-Belsen was a Nazi concentration camp situated near Hanover in Northern Germany. Over 52,000 people died in the camp, including the famous diarist Anne Frank and her elder sister Margot. Bergen-Belsen was liberated by the … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima at the “Long Live the Club” Festival

  April 25, 2015 at 5:49 pm by

As part of the celebration to mark the 200 years of the Kingdom, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended today, Saturday April 25, the “Long Live the Club” Festival in the Park de Wezenlanden in Zwolle. The Festival was organized by the National Committee of 200 Years of the Kingdom to celebrate the right to freedom of association and assembly and it was dedicated to all volunteers in the Kingdom, … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Marks Gallipoli Anniversary in Copenhagen

  April 25, 2015 at 3:20 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today attended an Anzac Day service at Copenhagen’s Citadel to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign. She attended a church service alongside the Australian Ambassador to Denmark, Damien Miller, and the Turkish Ambassador to Denmark, Mehmet Donme, before walking from the church to the Citadel’s Remembrance Monument where the official party laid wreaths in memory of the fallen soldiers. View image | gettyimages.com Crown Princess Mary, … Continue reading

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British Royals Mark 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli Landings

  April 25, 2015 at 9:18 am by

Senior members of the British Royal Family have today paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during the Gallipoli Campaign of World War One on what is the 100th anniversary of the campaign’s start. Queen Elizabeth was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge for a ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, where she and Britain’s political leaders laid wreaths at the base of … Continue reading

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Prince Charles and Prince Harry Attend Gallipoli Anniversary

  April 25, 2015 at 8:32 am by

The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry have attended services in Gallipoli on the Turkish west coast marking the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by Allied forces during World War One. April 25, 1915 was the day thousands of British, Irish, Australian, New Zealander, Indian and French troops arrived on the peninsula to begin what was a failed military campaign. View image | gettyimages.com The pair were present for the dawn … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Marks Anniversary of King Willem Fund

  April 24, 2015 at 8:32 pm by

As patron of the King Willem Fund, Princess Beatrix today attended a celebration in London to mark the 140th anniversary of the fund’s creation. Princess Beatrix first attended a service at the Austin Friars Church (City of London) before attending a reception at the Carpenters’ Hall with members of the Dutch community in the United Kingdom, and those who are involved with the King Willem Fund. View image | gettyimages.com … Continue reading

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Scandinavians Attend Sibelius/Nielsen Anniversary Concert

  April 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and President Sauli Niinistö and First Lady Jenni Haukio of Finland this evening were present at a concert to mark the anniversary of the births of two famous Scandinavian composers, Finn Jean Sibelius and Dane Carl Nielsen. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed two symphonies of Sibelius and Nielsen’s works. To mark the 150th anniversary, the Stockholm Concert Hall is hosting a … Continue reading

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Joachim, Marie and Children Visit Aalborg Zoo

  April 18, 2015 at 10:04 pm by

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie took their two children, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena, to Aalborg Zoo today to help celebrate the zoo’s 80th anniversary. The family were accompanied by the director of the zoo, Henrik Vester Johansen, and the Mayor of Aalborg, Thomas Kastrup Larsen, for their visit, which included a show at the Zoofari Scene, where animals the zoo trains demonstrate their skills. Little Henrik and Athena were able … Continue reading

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70th Anniversary of Grand Duchess Charlotte’s Return to Luxembourg

  April 14, 2015 at 9:53 pm by

Today marks the 70th anniversary of Grand Duchess Charlotte’s return to Luxembourg after a five-year exile during World War Two. A commemoration was held at Clairefontaine Square in Luxembourg City. Grand Duke Jean, the eldest son of Grand Duchess Charlotte, was present for the ceremony alongside his eldest son and the current reigning Grand Duke, Henri, and his wife Maria Teresa. Members of Luxembourg’s government, parliament and diplomatic corps were also … Continue reading

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