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Camilla The Liveryman: Duchess Invested Into The Worshipful Company of Vintners

  January 25, 2017 at 8:07 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall was today invested as a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Vintners in a ceremony at the Livery Company headquarters. Celebrating the investment with a glass of red wine alongside other Liverymen, Camilla wore a black coat dress and one of her signature pearl choker. This was followed by a reception that the Duchess hosted at Clarence House to mark the 50th anniversary of the United … Continue reading

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150 Years of Danish-Japanese Relations Begins With Art Exhibition in Copenhagen

  January 18, 2017 at 4:41 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was on hand today to help open the exhibition Japanomania in the Nordic Countries 1875-1918 at the National Gallery of Art in Copenhagen. Joined by the Japanese Ambassador to Denmark, Toshiro Suzuki, Frederik donned a kimono to crap open a traditional barrel of sake to officially open the exhibition, before having a drink and then touring the gallery. The exhibition has been arranged by the Gallery in conjunction … Continue reading

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On This Day: Two British Royal Deaths

  January 16, 2017 at 10:00 am by

Today, January 16, marks the death anniversaries of two members of the British Royal Family – Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone. In 1942, Prince Arthur – the third son of Queen Victoria – passed away at his country home, Bagshot Park, at the age of 91. Born in May 1850, Arthur spent four decades serving in the British Army. He trained in the … Continue reading

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On This Day: Prince Albert Victor Dies

  January 14, 2017 at 9:00 am by

125 years ago, the second in line to the British throne – Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale – passed away at Sandringham House at the age of 28. He had contracted influenza, which developed in pneumonia. His family were devastated by his unexpected death, none more so than his mother, the Princess of Wales, who said after Prince Albert Victor’s funeral on January 20, she had “buried my angel … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Sweden’s Prince Bertil

  January 5, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland – the beloved uncle of the Swedish Royal Family – passed away twenty years ago on January 5, 1997 at Villa Solbacken. He was 84. Born in February 1912, the Prince was the fourth child of Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and Princess Margaret of Connaught. His siblings were Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten; Sigvard Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg; Ingrid, Queen of Denmark; and Carl Johan … Continue reading

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Orient Gallery Anniversary Celebrated With Queen Rania In Attendance

  December 5, 2016 at 7:06 pm by

Jordan’s Queen Rania has helped celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Amman’s Orient Gallery, attending this evening an art exhibition highlighting pieces of art by Jordanian and Arabic artists. Wearing a black dress with zip and button detailing, Rania was shown around the exhibition, called ‘The Journey of 20 Years’ and featuring twelve artists from Jordan and seven from the wider region, by the Gallery director, Hala Jardaneh. The Gallery is … Continue reading

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When Harry Met RiRi: The Prince’s Tour of the Caribbean Heads to Barbados

  November 30, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

Actual royalty met pop royalty today as Prince Harry and Rihanna crossed paths at two events while the Prince is in Barbados to help mark the country’s 50th anniversary of independence. The duo were both guests at the ‘Toast to the Nation’ event hosted by the Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart, at St Ann’s Fort. “Hello, it’s very nice to meet you,” Harry said to the singer as they shook … Continue reading

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Not A Cake One Sees Everyday: Prince Charles Hosts Charity Anniversary

  November 23, 2016 at 3:25 pm by

The Prince of Wales, as patron, today hosted a reception at Clarence House for the breast cancer charity Walk the Walk, which is this year celebrating its 20th anniversary. Charles had the attendees – including Absolutely Fabulous actress Jennifer Saunders and the charity’s founder Nina Barough – in fits of laughter when it came time to cut the celebratory cake, which was decorated with a pink glitter bra in icing. “I’ve … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Host Audience Marking 60 Years of Television Española

  November 18, 2016 at 2:35 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain welcomed representatives of Television Española to Zarzuela Palace today for an audience, to mark the sixtieth anniversary of their first official television broadcast, which was on October 28, 1956. Among those present for the audience was José Antonio Sánchez Dominguez, the president of RTVE (Spanish Radio and Television Corporation) that oversees both public television and radio in Spain. Queen Letizia kept her outfit simple, yet chic … Continue reading

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King Abdullah and Queen Rania Visit Tomb of the Late King Hussein

  November 14, 2016 at 3:40 pm by

To mark the anniversary of his birth in 1935, King Abdullah and Queen Rania have today visited the tomb of the late King Hussein bin Talal, the current King’s father. The couple said a prayer over the late King’s tomb, following an inspection of a military guard of honour by King Abdullah. King Hussein died in February 1999. Their Majesties King Abdullah II and @QueenRania visit the tomb of the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Meets With King and Queen of Sweden in Lund

  October 31, 2016 at 6:33 pm by

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia today had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Royal Hall in Lund, as part of the Pope’s visit to Sweden to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Sweden. They then also attended a commemorative service at Lund Cathedral to mark the occasion, where the Pope delivered a speech.

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Syddansk Universitet Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Royal Attendance

  October 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm by

The Syddansk Universitet in Odense has celebrated its 50th anniversary, and Queen Margrethe II and Princess Marie both made the journey down for the event. They were welcomed by the University’s Chairman and President of the Student Union, before heading inside for the ceremony, which included the appointment of six new honorary doctorates, musical performances and awards for the teaching staff. Queen Margrethe was her usual bright self in a red blouse … Continue reading

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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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