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Early Bloomers: Diana Memorial Garden at Kensington Palace Comes To Life

  April 13, 2017 at 7:44 am by

The ‘White Garden’ created by the team of Kensington Palace gardeners to mark the twentieth anniversary of the late Diana, Princess of Wales’s death has bloomed early, to the surprise of those in charge. “It’s bloomed somewhat earlier than we were expecting because of the hot weather,” a spokesperson said of the garden, which can be found in the Palace’s Sunken Garden. A sea of white flowers – interspersed by coloured … Continue reading

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Charles, William and Harry Mark Battle of Vimy Ridge Centenary

  April 9, 2017 at 3:29 pm by

The Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have attended commemorations to mark the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the First World War battle that is considered an integral part of the Canadian national identity as it was the first time the four divisions of Canadian military fought side-by-side. Joining President François Hollande of France and Canada’s Governor-General David Johnston and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, … 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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Another Day, Another Exhibition For Juan Carlos and Sofia

  April 4, 2017 at 11:09 am by

It was a case of deja vu for King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain on Tuesday as they attended the opening of an exhibition celebrating the 80th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica (they had attended another exhibition opening the day before). The couple were given a tour of the exhibition, entitled ‘Piety and Terror in Picasso: The Road to Guernica” after the famous painting which is regarded as one of … Continue reading

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On This Day: The Death of Greece’s War-Time King

  April 1, 2017 at 6:00 am by

April 1, 2017 is the 70th anniversary of the death of King George II of the Hellenes at the age of 56. Having only been back in his country for a little over six months following his war-time exile, George was found unconscious in his drawing room at the Royal Palace in Athens by his youngest sister, Princess Katherine, on the afternoon of April 1. The cause of death was arteriosclerosis. When … Continue reading

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Charles Concludes Romanian Visit, Joins Camilla For Italian Leg

  March 31, 2017 at 4:27 pm by

The Prince of Wales finished the Romanian leg of his and the Duchess of Cornwall’s European tour today, beginning with a walking tour of Bucharest’s Old Town. Valentin Mandache, an architectural historian, led the Prince through the Old Town, showing him the different buildings and styles – and a statue of Vlad the Impaler. They also visited the Stavropoleos Church, where Father Iustin Marchis gave him a tour of the … Continue reading

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The Gloucesters Out and About

  March 28, 2017 at 11:22 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were out and about on Tuesday, quietly performing their royal duties as usual. We’ll begin with the Duke, who spent the day in the West Midlands. Prince Richard, a first cousin of the Queen, opened two buildings and helped celebrate an anniversary over the course of the day. He first visited the Stourbridge Registration Office, where he opened the Thomas Robinson Building following it’s 13-year … Continue reading

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Copenhagen Business School Celebrates Centenary With Frederik & Mary In Attendance

  March 24, 2017 at 8:37 pm by

The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark this evening were present at a gala dinner celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Copenhagen Business School. Frederik and Mary were welcomed by the school’s leadership as they arrived at Kiln Hall at Porcelænshaven, before posing for photographs ahead of the dinner. Crown Pincess Mary repeated an outfit she debuted last year during a visit to Qatar: a printed silk skirt in reds, pinks, blues … Continue reading

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First Anniversary of Brussels Attack Marked By King and Queen

  March 22, 2017 at 4:23 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians have commemorated the first anniversary of the 22/3 Brussels terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 32 innocent people during explosions at Brussels Airport and Maalbeek metro station. The couple, alongside Prime Minister Charles Michel, first attended a ceremony at the airport where they laid a wreath before taking a train to Maalbeek metro station. At both locations, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cornwall Unveils Charles II Statue in Newmarket (And Meets Camilla the Hamster)

  March 22, 2017 at 9:32 am by

An action-packed day in Newmarket awaited the Duchess of Cornwall on Wednesday. She first visited Newmarket Academy, taking a whirlwind tour of the school to see as much of the Academy’s offerings as possible. Camilla – wearing one of her favourite outfits, a purple tartan skirt and blazer – stopped by the library, kitchens and Animal Welfare Centre, speaking with students in all areas. The Duchess helped them ice some cupcakes … 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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Camilla Helps Mark Centenary of No. 100 Squadron at RAF Leeming

  March 18, 2017 at 2:35 pm by

As Honorary Air Commodore of the RAF Leeming base station in North Yorkshire, the Duchess of Cornwall today visited the base to attend centenary celebrations of the No. 100 Squadron that served in both World Wars. The Duchess viewed a parade and Hawk jet flypast by the Squadron before delivering a speech to the servicemen, recalling their lengthy history as a RAF unit. “On this very special occasion we honour the … Continue reading

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On This Day: Tsar Nicholas II of Russia Abdicates

  March 15, 2017 at 3:00 am by

One century ago, the Tsar of All the Russians abdicated his throne after several days of protests and uprisings in the Russian capital, Petrograd. Tsar Nicholas II was in Mogilev, where the Russian Army’s staff headquarters were during the First World War, on March 10 when he was informed of the growing dissent in Petrograd. For a week, protests had grown rapidly throughout the city – 250,000 were now on strike, bringing Petrograd’s industrial … Continue reading

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King Philippe Celebrates Anniversary of Belgian Gingerbread Maker

  March 14, 2017 at 12:11 pm by

Belgium’s King Philippe paid a visit to Lebbeke on Tuesday, where he stopped at the Vondelmolen NV factory.  The company, which is the largest producer of gingerbread in Belgium, this year celebrates their 150th anniversary, the reason for their royal visit. King Philippe was given a tour of the factory, donning a white lab coat and paper hat as he was shown the different machinery which produces the gingerbread. Vondelmolen NV is the … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Luise Margarete of Prussia

  March 14, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the only Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn, Princess Luise Margarete of Prussia. Born on July 15, 1860 at the Marble Palace in Potsdam, Luise Margarete was the youngest daughter of Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia and Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau. Among her ancestors were Kings of Prussia, Tsars of Russia, Grand Dukes of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, the first Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Landgraves of … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel Mark End of Winter War Anniversary

  March 13, 2017 at 5:10 pm by

On Monday March 13, at the Finland Monument in Stockholm’s Finland Park, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Carl Philip participated in a commemoration of the end of the Winter War that was fought in 1939-1940. They were joined by the Finnish President, Sauli Niinistö. The attendees laid wreaths at the base of the monument, erected to honour the memory of the Swedish volunteers who assisted Finnish troops during the Winter War … Continue reading

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On This Day: 125 Years Since The Death of Hesse’s Ludwig IV

  March 13, 2017 at 3:00 am by

125 years ago, on March 13, 1892, Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse passed away in the early hours of the morning at the age of fifty-four. He had been the Grand Duchy’s ruler since 1877, following the death of his uncle, Ludwig III. Born in September 1837, the Grand Duke was the eldest son of Prince Karl of Hesse and by Rhine and his Prussian wife, Elisabeth. It was expected that Ludwig … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of Anne Hyde, Mother of Two Reigning Queens

  March 12, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Today marks the 380th anniversary of the birth of Anne Hyde, who was the mother of two reigning Queens of England. Born at Cranbourne Lodge, Windsor in March 1637, Anne was the eldest child of Edward Hyde (later 1st Earl of Clarendon) and his second wife, Frances Aylesbury. She was named for her father’s first wife, who died shortly after their marriage in 1629. Edward Hyde was a politician and a member … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe II Marks 500 Years Since The Reformation

  March 10, 2017 at 3:01 pm by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark today opened an exhibition at the Round Tower in Copenhagen that celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Paintings, sculptures and photographs from 25 Danish artists marking interpretations about the Reformation are exhibited in the ‘THESES – Danish Contemporary Artists in Dialogue with the Reformation’ exhibition. The purpose of the exhibition is to “promote understanding of the importance of the Reformation in Danish society, identity and consciousness.”  … Continue reading

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20 Years Since the King’s Return!

  February 28, 2017 at 11:46 am by

Today, marks the 20th anniversary of the return of His Majesty King Michael of Romania to his homeland after many years in exile. It was on Friday, 28th February 1997 when the King and his wife Queen Anne arrived at Otopeni Airport in Bucharest.  They had flown in from their home in Switzerland and upon arrival, His Majesty was handed his Romanian passport from the Foreign Ministry. King Michael and Queen … Continue reading

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