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Spain’s Two Queens Celebrate Drug Foundation’s 30th Anniversary

  June 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm by

The current and former Queens of Spain – Letizia and Sofia – today were helped mark the 30th anniversary of the Foundation for Help Against Drug Addiction (FAD) in a special ceremony in Madrid, which also honoured Queen Sofia’s work for the charity over the years. Queen Letizia, who wore a simple pale pink skirt and matching blouse with black chiffon detailing, praised FAD for “supporting all without hurting, or … Continue reading

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The Grandchildren Who Died Before Their Grandmama Victoria

  June 18, 2016 at 12:45 pm by

Britain’s Queen Victoria was a grandmother of 42, with a number of them going on to sit on the thrones of Europe. However, of those 42, there were nine that were outlived by the 81-year-old monarch. Today is the 150th anniversary of the death of the first of those grandchildren to die, Prince Sigismund of Prussia. As a mark of this anniversary, we’ve compiled a list and short biography of the … Continue reading

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70 Years A King!

  June 13, 2016 at 7:07 am by

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, the world’s longest reigning monarch, has now been on the throne for 70 years – the anniversary of his accession having been on 9th June. The celebration were, however, quite subdued considering the importance of the occasion because His Majesty has been in hospital for several month  due to ill health and his advancing years.  Only last week, the much loved and revered King … Continue reading

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The Blue Duchess Attends SportsAid Dinner at Kensington Palace

  June 9, 2016 at 9:43 pm by

This evening at Kensington Palace, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a dinner held to mark the 40th anniversary of SportsAid, one of her patronages. Kate met with guests that included young athletes and ambassadors of the charity in the Sunken Gardens before the dinner in the King’s Gallery, where guests – including former swimmer Sharron Davies and Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson – feasted on English asparagus, seared beef fillet and a chocolate … Continue reading

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Diamonds Are Forever: Philip, Edward and Sophie Celebrate Duke of Edinburgh Awards

  June 9, 2016 at 9:29 pm by

A special James Bond-themed gala was held tonight at Stoke Park to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, aptly called the ‘Diamonds Forever Gala’. The Duke was joined by the Earl and Countess of Wessex for the gala, in which they mingled with the past and present cast and crew of the James Bond film series in the grounds of the Park including Sir Roger Moore, … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Sweden’s Catholic Queen Josefina

  June 7, 2016 at 10:00 am by

140 years ago, Queen Josefina of Sweden passed away at the age of 69. She is most well-known for her deeply held Catholic faith, as well as for the magnificent jewels that she brought to the Bernadotte family. After marrying Crown Prince Oscar of Sweden in 1823, Josefina – who was born in March 1807 to the first Duke of Leuchtenberg and his wife Princess Augusta of Bavaria – made a triumphant … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals Celebrate the Great Arab Revolt First Centennial

  June 3, 2016 at 5:42 am by

Led by His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces – Arab Army (JAF), the Hashemite Royal Family gathered on Thursday to attended the grand military parade marking the Centennial of the Great Arab Revolt. At the front of the audience were Queen Rania, Crown Prince Hussein, Princess Salma Bint Abdullah and Princess Muna Al Hussein along with several Jordanian government and army senior officials. من احتفال … Continue reading

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Princess Royal Leads Battle of Jutland Centenary Commemorations

  May 31, 2016 at 3:07 pm by

Joined by German President Joachim Gauck and the British Prime Minister David Cameron, the Princess Royal has led commemorations in Orkney, Scotland to mark 100 years since the Battle of Jutland in the First World War. They, along with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, attended a service at St Magnus Cathedral before inspecting the Weeping Window sculpture that sits outside the Cathedral entrance and is made … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit Helps Celebrate Bible Society’s 200th Anniversary

  May 26, 2016 at 5:11 pm by

To help mark the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Bible Society, Crown Princess Mette-Marit today joined the first day of a four-day festival that will see the entire Bible read aloud in the park outside Oslo Cathedral. The Crown Princess, wearing a lovely navy chiffon day dress with a small floral print, read verses 1-9 of Pslam 71. The ‘Bible Marathon’ will be concluded on Sunday evening. Mette-Marit attended a service … Continue reading

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Elizabeth II Attends Royal Artillery’s Tercentenary

  May 26, 2016 at 10:02 am by

As the Captain-General of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Queen Elizabeth today was present at a review in Wiltshire to mark the 300th anniversary of the regiment’s formation. She arrived in the State Review Range Rover wearing a pale pink tweed coat and frock from Karl Ludwig, before inspecting an armoured parade and watching a live fire display. The Queen also gave a speech at the event in which she praised … Continue reading

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Princess Anne Unveils Restored Bell From Sunken Battlecruiser HMS Hood

  May 25, 2016 at 9:20 am by

The Princess Royal paid a visit to Portsmouth yesterday to official unveil the restored bell from the battlecruiser HMS Hood that was sunk by the Germans during the Second World War. At midday, Princess Anne, the patron of the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard that will house the bell, struck the bell in front of  descendants of the 1,415 crew members who perished during its sinking on May 24, … Continue reading

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To Sixty More! The Duke of Edinburgh Awards Mark Milestone Anniversary in 2016

  May 24, 2016 at 10:00 am by

As The Duke of Edinburgh celebrates his 95th birthday this year, I want to take a look back at the astonishing life of this great individual starting with something that has been a part of my life and that of many, many others. The Duke of Edinburgh Award and International Award is available in 14 countries but Awards modelled on The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award are presented by sponsoring organisations … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Queen Louise of Denmark

  May 20, 2016 at 5:59 am by

Exactly 90 years ago, on this day in 1926, Queen Louise of Denmark died in Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. The Queen was born Princess Lovisa Josefina Eugenia of Sweden, daughter of King Carl XV of Sweden and Norway and Princess Louise of The Netherlands. Louise was the only surviving child from her parents marriage and would inherit a fortune from her Dutch grandfather Prince Frederik of The Netherlands. Her father … Continue reading

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Busy May Days for the Emperor and Empress!

  May 19, 2016 at 8:28 am by

Last week, it was reported by Japanese news organisation, Mainichi, that the number of meetings and audiences attended by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace would start to be reduced throughout the next year or so and that some of them will instead be carried out by Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. Even so, Their Imperial Majesties have had a busy May so far with … Continue reading

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On This Day: Duke of Spoleto Becomes King Tomislav II of Croatia

  May 18, 2016 at 6:34 am by

On this day in 1941, seventy-five years ago, Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Spoleto was named King Tomislav II of Croatia, Prince of Bosnia Herzegovina and Voivode of Dalmatia, Tuzla and Temun. The Croatians had rebelled against the King of Yugoslavia and joined the Axis powers in 1941. As a reward Hitler elevated the puppet state to the status of a kingdom under the leadership of the fascist Ante … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of Edward VII’s First Granddaughter, Alexandra Duff

  May 17, 2016 at 10:00 am by

125 years ago today, Britain’s future King Edward VII and his wife Alexandra became grandparents when their eldest daughter gave birth to her own daughter. Lady Alexandra Duff was born at East Sheen Lodge, the primary residence of her parents, Princess Louise and Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife. At the time of her birth, Alexandra was fifth in line to the throne after her grandfather, the Prince of Wales, her … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Mehmed VI, Last Ottoman Sultan

  May 16, 2016 at 10:00 am by

90 years ago, the last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire – Mehmed VI – died while living in exile in Italy. He lost his throne in November 1922 when the Grand National Assembly of Turkey was given sovereignty over (what was left of) his empire. This came about thanks to the Ottomans joining World War One on the side of the Central Powers, which ended up costing them a large … Continue reading

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Danes Celebrate Royal Danish Yacht Club’s 150th Anniversary

  May 14, 2016 at 9:54 am by

Queen Margrethe was joined last night by Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary for a gala dinner celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Royal Danish Yacht Club. Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik and the Crown Prince Couple attended the Royal Danish Yacht Club's 150th anniversar. pic.twitter.com/Gzl2pRE1dP — Scandinavian Royals. (@crownprincely) May 14, 2016 Sailing across the harbour to the Copenhagen Opera House from Amalienborg on the royal barge, … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Princess Friedrich Karl of Prussia

  May 12, 2016 at 8:33 am by

On this day in 1906 Princess Friedrich-Karl of Prussia -mother of the Duchess of Connaught- died of a stroke at Friederoda in Germany. The princess was born as Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau in 1837. She was the daughter of Duke Leopold IV of Anhalt and Princess Frederica Wilhelmina of Prussia. In 1854 she married her second cousin, Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, son of Prince Karl of Prussia and … Continue reading

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Celebrating 150 Years of the Romanian Royal House – Part III

  May 10, 2016 at 5:31 pm by

For the final day or events celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Royal House of Romania, HRH Margarita, Custodian of the Crown issued a special filmed message to the people of Romania from the Elisabeta Palace.  HRH spoke of the “hardest and most blessed years” of Romania’s history when referring to when Prince Carol I swore an oath of faith to the country and later put in place the constitution … Continue reading

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